EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/14/2011

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  ARGENTINA   


Argentina rally past Cuba in Torneo Super 4 - by Eurobasket News
Argentina - Cuba 80:67

Argentina registered a comfortable win over Cuba on the first day of Torneo Super 4 in Cordoba. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Argentina will now take on Venezuela in the championship game tonight. Cuba will face Uruguay next.
Argentina grabbed the initiative early on. They outscored Cuba 23:14 in the opening frame. The hosts kept the pressure growing in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime leading by as many as 17 points 45:28. Cuba stopped the rot in the third. They exchanged baskets with Argentina to face the same 17-point deficit with one quarter remaining. Argentina did not allow the visitors closer than 13 points in the final term and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) connected for 14 points, while Hernan Jasen (199-G-78) produced 11 points in the victory. Lisvan Valdez (194-G/F-88) responded with 14 points for Cuba. Pablo Marrero knocked down 11 points in defeat.

Argentina: Manu Ginobili 25, Luis Scola 14, Hernan Jasen 11
Cuba: Lisvan Valdez 14, Pablo Marrero 11



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  AUSTRALIA   


Universiade 2011. Serbia prevail against Australia in opener - by Eurobasket News
Serbia - Australia 72:67

Serbia recorded the first win at the World University Games in Shenzhen. They shot down Australia for the opening win in Group B. Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points each to lead the effort.
Serbia totally dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 16:7 lead after ten minutes. Australia opened the second frame on an 11:3 run to narrow the deficit. But Serbia picked up the tempo and raced to a 31:21 halftime lead. The European side kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. They established a 49:41 lead with ten minutes remaining. The Aussies cut the deficit in the final period but Serbia hung on to celebrate the initial win at the tournament. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) provided 13 points in the victory. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89) responded with 14 points for Australia. Clint Steindl (200-F-89) netted 11 points in defeat.

Serbia: Marko Ljubicic 17, Vladimir Stimac 17, Mladen Jeremic 13
Australia: Trian Iliadis 14, Clint Steindl 11



Australian University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Thomas Daly
Daly
Ryan Broekhoff
Broekhoff
Cameron Gliddon
Gliddon
Benjamin Dowdell
Dowdell
Angus Brandt
Brandt
#e#5
4 Corey Maynard 190-G-91 Bryant USA
5 Thomas Daly 186-PG-91 Sturt S. Australia
6 Triantafillos Iliadis 190-G-89 ODU USA
7 Cristan Salecich 194-G-90 St.Louis USA
8 Ryan Broekhoff 198-F/G-90 Valparaiso USA
9 Cameron Gliddon 196-G/F-89 Concordia Irvine USA
10 Alexander Gynes 198-F/G-89 Kings Australia
11 Clinton Steindl 200-F-89 St.Mary's, CA USA
12 Benjamin Dowdell 200-F-88 Santa Clara USA
13 Benjamin Smith 203-C-88 Mandurah M. Australia
14 Matthew Hodgson 211-C-91 S.Utah USA
15 Angus Brandt 208-F/C-89 Oregon St. USA

Mick Downer Head Coach Taipans Australia
Adam Caporn Assistant


SBL:Hawks avoid Lightning strike (Saturday Night Wrap) - by Eurobasket News
Lakeside Lightning's incredible men's State Basketball League winning streak is over after they lost 78-76 to Perry Lakes Hawks in game one of their semi-finals series.

The Lightning had won 18-straight matches before falling to the Hawks, who were led to victory by star import Anthony Lee (38 points).

The minor premiers must now win the final two games of the best-of-three series next weekend to advance to the Grand Final for the sixth time in seven years.

An eye injury to Lakeside's Luke Payne (188-G-85, college: USC Upstate), which saw him off for the end of the second quarter and much of the third, helped the Hawks take control of the game and build a lead which they held onto despite a late scare.

Ben Purser helped Perry Lakes beat the Lightning for the second time this season with 14 points, while Payne top-scored for Lakeside with 27 points.

In the other semi-final series, Wanneroo Wolves are on the verge of making the Grand Final for the first time since 1993 after beating third seed Cockburn Cougars 104-95 in game one.

The Wolves haven't made the title decider since winning their only championship but will have two opportunities to wrap up the series at home next weekend.

Wanneroo trailed by eight points at one stage but overturned that difference thanks to John Vaudreuil (203-F/C-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minn.-Duluth) (28 points), while Ty Harrelson had 27 points for Cockburn.

In women's action, defending champions Willetton are again on the verge of elimination after losing game one 74-68 to fourth seed Wanneroo Wolves.

The minor premiers also lost game one to Lakeside in the first round but survived to take the series and will have to repeat that against the Wolves, who were led to victory by Rebecca Mercer (19 points).

Jasmine Hooper (177-G-91) had 17 points for the Tigers.

Article by Jacob Kagi
Courtesy of: SBL




SBL: Perry Lakes one win away from upsetting Lakeside - by Eurobasket News
Total Connections Perry Lakes Hawks are on the verge of causing a major upset after they beat Lakeside Lightning in a 78-76 thriller in the men's State Basketball League semi-finals.

The Hawks survived a late comeback to take game one of the best-of-three series, but they still must do what no team has done this season and win at Lakeside to advance to face either Wanneroo or Cockburn in the Grand Final.

Perry Lakes looked set to cruise to victory when they led by 11 points late in the final quarter, but a 9-0 run to Lakeside ensured late drama.

The hosts still were up by five with 34 seconds left, but a foolish foul on Ben Beran allowed him to score three free-throws and cut the deficit to two.

The Lightning then made a stop and had possession in the final seconds, but a contentious out-of-bounds call took away any chance of the minor premiers extending their winning streak to 19 games.

Anthony Lee-Ingram (198-F, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Brescia (KY)) once again starred for the Hawks with 38 points and 14 rebounds, while Ben Purser (200-F/G-90, college: Augusta St.) (14 points) also impressed on both ends of the court.

Luke Payne (188-G-85, college: USC Upstate) top-scored with 27 points for Lakeside despite missing significant minutes in the second and third quarters after picking up an eye injury.

'That was awesome. To keep them to 76 points is a great effort and we're over the moon with it,' Hawks coach Dion Dagostino said.

'Going into their house we only have to take one of two and we like our chances.'

The game was tied at quarter-time after spectacular early efforts from Lee and Payne. Lee made eight of his 11 field goal attempts to have 18 points in the first quarter for the Hawks, while Payne had 15 for Lakeside.

Purser picked up two early fouls on Beran and also allowed the import power forward to six points and five rebounds in less than six minutes, but defending Payne proved to be the bigger problem for Perry Lakes.

The American made two quick baskets in the second quarter to take his total to 20 points and extend Lakeside's lead to seven.

But the Hawks responded with a quick 7-0 run to level the scores and went to half-time up by two, thanks to Lee's 26 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

The momentum of the game shifted when Payne's injury forced him off with three minutes left in the first half. Lakeside led by one point when he went off, but were six points down and looking stagnant on offense when he finally returned with five minutes left in the third.

Payne's return did little to help Lakeside's struggling offense - which scored just eight points in the third quarter - as a Jesse Dixon lay-up in the final seconds gave the Hawks a 12-point advantage at the final break.

The result looked beyond doubt when Perry Lakes held a double-digit lead in the final five minutes and it managed to hold on despite being held to eight points in the last quarter.

Game two of the series is on Friday at Lakeside, with the third match (if required) on Saturday.

Article by Jacob Kagi at the WA Basketball Centre
Courtesy of: SBL




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  AUSTRIA   


Slovakia edge Austria twice in Levice - by Eurobasket News
Slovakia overcame Austria in test games in Levice. The first game finished with Slovakia claiming a 96:90 victory. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with 18 points to lead the effort. The hosts stayed in charge throughout the first half. They posted a 49:37 halftime lead. But Austria denied the deficit in the second half. They erupted for 31 points in the fourth frame to send game into overtime. But Slovakia proved the strength eventually. The home team limited Austria to just 6 points in the extra period and celebrated a tough win at the end. Dusan Pandula (196-F-84) provided 14 points, while Michal Batka (204-C-87) had 13 in the victory. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-F/C-90) responded with 24 points for Austria. Jason Detrick (198-G-80, college: Oklahoma) accounted for 21 points in the loss.
Next game saw Slovakia earn a 79:69 win. The hosts grabbed a 19:16 lead at the first break. Austria scored 23 points in the second frame to narrow the deficit. But Slovakia increased the tempo in the final period and raced for the victory. Peter Sedmak (203-C-85) notched 20 points to lead the charge. Michal Batka had 14 points for Slovakia. Rasid Mahalbasic replied with 23 points for Austria. Davor Lamesic (205-F-83, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points in the defeat.



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  BOSNIA   


Bosnia surprised the hosts at the start of the Trofeo Tassoni - by Eurobasket News
Italy NT-Bosnia NT 57:58

Bosnia surprised the hosts at the start of the Trofeo Tassoni in Rimini. Bosnia trailed in the first half, but needed a strong second half for 58:57 win.
The teams were tied at 7:7 in the opening frame, while Stefano Mancinelli (203-F-83) scored for 13:10. Daniel Hackett (196-G-87, college: USC) nailed three for 16:12, while Italy grabbed 22:16 after the opening period. Datome later brought 28:21 and the hosts enjoyed 30:25 at the end of the first half. The Bosnian team however erupted with 11-0 run to take the lead in the third period and only some important baskets remained Italy in front at 45:44 entering the last period. The teams were tied again at 50;50, while Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81) brought 58:57 on the board.
Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) paced all the winners with 17 points and Kenan Bajramovic netted 11. Nemanja Gordic (194-G-88) and Edin Bavcic (210-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 9 points each in a win. Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) finished the night with 16 points in the losing effort and Stefano Mancinelli posted 12. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) ended up with 11 points, while Daniel Hackett notched 8.

Italy NT: Andrea Bargnani 16, Stefano Mancinelli 12, Marco Belinelli 11, Daniel Hackett 8
Bosnia NT: Mirza Teletovic 17, Kenan Bajramovic 11, Nemanja Gordic 9, Edin Bavcic 9



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  BRAZIL   


Brazilian University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Andre Goes
Goes
Isaac Goncalves
Goncalves
Rodrigo Cesar Silva
Silva
Rafael Stabile
Stabile
Ralfi Ansaloni
Ansaloni
#e#5
4 Andre Goes 195-G/F-87 Pinheiros/Sky Brazil
5 Fabricio Melo 90
6 Rafael Stabile 199-F-88 Paraiso Basq. Brazil
7 Isaac Goncalves 193-F-90 Jacarei Brazil
8 Frederico Santos 91
9 Junior Jose Goncalves 87
10 Ralfi Ansaloni 211-C-87 Vila Velha CETAF Brazil
11 Rodrigo Cesar Silva 205-F/C-88 Pitagoras/Minas Brazil
12 Lucas Nogueira 213-C-92 Estudiantes Spain
13 Michael Machado 90
14 George Chaia 91
15 Henrique Medeiros 182-G Columbia, MO USA

Walter Roese Head Coach Hawaii USA
Christiano Pereira Assistant
Rogerio Silva Assistant


2011 Universiade. Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 - by Eurobasket News
Brazil-Romania 77:74 OT

Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 of the University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both teams struggled hard and needed overtime to find out the winner. Brazil needed 7-4 in extra 5 minutes to seal the victory as it became the third overtime in Day 1.
Romania won the first period 17:15, but failed in the second frame. The team from Latin America produced a 20-10 surge to take 35:27 at the halftime. Romania reduced to 39:36 after 25 minutes in the court and tied the game at 70:70 at the end of the fourth stanza. In overtime Brazil grabbed the win due to 7-4 in it.
Ralfi Ansaloni (211-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points and MACHADO Michael netted 14. Andre Goes (195-G/F-87) produced 12, while Rafael Stabile (192-G/F-88) notched 10. Vlad Moldoveanu (208-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and Andrei Mandache (190-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as well as Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) added 14 apiece.

Brazil: Ralfi Ansaloni 15, MACHADO Michael 14, Andre Goes 12, Rafael Stabile 10
Romania: Vlad Moldoveanu 25, Andrei Mandache 14, Titus Nicoara 14



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  CANADA   


Canadian University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Nathan Yu
Yu
Cole Hobin
Hobin
Tyson Hinz
Hinz
Boris Bakovic
Bakovic
Lien Phillip
Phillip
#e#5
4 Jahmal Jones 183-PG Ryerson Canada
5 Nathan Yu 188-PG UBC Canada
6 Kyle Desmarais 188-G Concordia Canada
7 William Harrison 190-G Quinnipiac
8 Jordan Baker 192-G-91 Alberta Canada
9 Michael Lieffers 203-F Saskatchewan Canada
10 Warren Ward 196-G Ottawa Canada
11 Cole Hobin 198-G-89 Carleton Canada
12 Tyson Hinz 198-F Carleton Canada
13 Boris Bakovic 201-F-88 Ryerson Canada
14 Lien Phillip 203-F-89 Windsor Canada
15 Owen Klassen 208-F Acadia Canada

Kevin Hanson Head Coach UBC Canada


2011 Universiade. Canada edge Turkey in overtime - by Eurobasket News
Canada - Turkey 85:75 (OT)

Canada posted the first win at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen. They held off Turkey in overtime thriller in Group B. Cole Hobin (198-G-89) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the North American team.
The lead changed hands throughout the opening quarter. Turkey posted a 24:20 lead at the first break. The Turkish team maintained the lead throughout the starting stanza. They established a 41:36 halftime buffer. But Canada turned things around in the third term. The North American side pulled in front and entered the fourth period up by four points 58:54. Turkey tipped off the fourth quarter on a 14:2 run to take an 8-point advantage. However Canada erased the deficit and forced overtime. Canada limited Turkey to only two points in the extra period and sealed the victory at the end. Warren Ward (196-G) and Tyson Hinz (198-F) accounted for 15 points each. Birkan Batuk (197-F-90) responded with 23 points for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim (188-G-90) netted 14 points in the loss.

Canada: Cole Hobin 16+10 boards, Warren Ward 15, Tyson Hinz 15
Turkey: Birkan Batuk 23, Ibrahim Yildirim 14



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  CHINA   


Chinese University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
JunFei Ren
Ren
ChunJun Zhang
Zhang
Ling Chang
Chang
Junwei Ren
Ren
QuAn Gu
Gu
#e#5
4 Shi Hongfei 180-PG-93 Changan Group China
5 Feng Yan 186-G-90 W.Liaoning China
6 Zeng Lingxu 193-G-87
7 Ren Junwei 202-F-90 Guandong China
8 Ren JunFei 204-C-90 Guandong China
9 Zhang ChunJun 198-C-87 Zhejiang C. China
10 Me Daqiang 196-G/F-89
11 Dong Yaguang 203-F-89
12 Gu QuAn 203-F-92 DongGuan China
13 Li Yuanyu 206-C-91 Guandong China
14 Wang Yu 205-C-92
15 Ling Chang 206-F-88 Long Beach St. USA

Liu Weihao Head Coach
Wei Liyu Assistant
Wang Jun Assistant


The hosts of the World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates - by Eurobasket News
China-United Arab Emirates 85:80

The hosts of the 2011 World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates. The last game of the first day saw 85:80 for China.
Both teams were tied at 7:7, before the guests took 27:24 after the first period. China pulled the lead back and grabbed 41:37 early in the second, while the board showed 48:37 for the home side at the halftime. China improved to 54:42, but United Arab Emirates cut it to 59:57 after thirty minutes. Only due to 26-23 in the last stanza, China managed to win the game.
Gu QuAn (203-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Li Yuanyu (206-C) added 16 points and 11 rebounds. REN Junwei netted 13, while Zhang ChunJun (198-C-87) added 12 points and 11 caroms. Rashed Al Zaabi answered with 27 points, while Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) notched 17. ALAMERI Omar delivered 14 and Husain Ahmed (180-G-89) posted 8.

China: Gu QuAn 25, Li Yuanyu 16+11 rebs,REN Junwei 13, Zhang ChunJun 12+11 rebs
United Arab Emirates: Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) 27, Khalifa Salem 17, ALAMERI Omar 14, Husain Ahmed 8



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  CUBA   


Argentina rally past Cuba in Torneo Super 4 - by Eurobasket News
Argentina - Cuba 80:67

Argentina registered a comfortable win over Cuba on the first day of Torneo Super 4 in Cordoba. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Argentina will now take on Venezuela in the championship game tonight. Cuba will face Uruguay next.
Argentina grabbed the initiative early on. They outscored Cuba 23:14 in the opening frame. The hosts kept the pressure growing in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime leading by as many as 17 points 45:28. Cuba stopped the rot in the third. They exchanged baskets with Argentina to face the same 17-point deficit with one quarter remaining. Argentina did not allow the visitors closer than 13 points in the final term and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) connected for 14 points, while Hernan Jasen (199-G-78) produced 11 points in the victory. Lisvan Valdez (194-G/F-88) responded with 14 points for Cuba. Pablo Marrero knocked down 11 points in defeat.

Argentina: Manu Ginobili 25, Luis Scola 14, Hernan Jasen 11
Cuba: Lisvan Valdez 14, Pablo Marrero 11



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  CYPRUS   


Another two for Cytavision APOEL - by Michael Aristidou

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia added another two players in their squad. More specific Christos Stylianidis team sign up American guard Jontae Sherrod (187-G-89, agency: Interperformances) and English forward Ben Eaves (200-F-87). Both of them where in the states last year with Jontae Sherrod fighting for East Carolina while Ben Eaves was playing for Rhode Island.


With this two additions Cytavision Apoel Nicosia is still looking for some additions to finish their roster for next year.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Czech Republic University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Tomas Macela
Macela
Vojtech Hruban
Hruban
Petr Dokoupil
Dokoupil
Patrik Auda
Auda
Jiri Slavik
Slavik
#e#5
4 Tomas Macela 179-G-88 Svitavy Czech Republic
5 Lubos Moravec 185-G-89 USK Praha Czech Republic
6 Ondrej Peterka 202-F-91 BK Pardubice Czech Republic
7 Jan Spacek 195-F-89 Svitavy Czech Republic
8 Vojtech Hruban 200-F-89 USK Praha Czech Republic
9 Petr Dokoupil 191-G-88 BK Prostejov Czech Republic
10 Jakub Krakovic 205-F-90 Chomutov Czech Republic
11 Pavel Harcar 202-F-89 Svitavy Czech Republic
12 Jiri Jelinek 203-F-87 BC Kolin Czech Republic
13 Patrik Auda 205-F-89 Seton Hall USA
14 Jiri Slavik 203-F-89 USK Praha Czech Republic
15 Tomas Voslajer 203-C-90 Novy Jicin Czech Republic



2011 Universiade. Germany needed overtime to win their opener - by Eurobasket News
Germany-Czech Republic 66:63 OT

Germany needed overtime to win their opener at the Universiade 2011. The team overcame Czech Republic 66:63 at Shenzhen, China.
Germany won the opening tip at the Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium Field 1. They increased to 23:13 at the end of the frame and had 29:20 after 15 minutes in the court. Czech Republic meanwhile bounced back with 15-8 in the second quarter and reduced to 31:28 at the halftime. Moreover the latter tied the game at 35:35 in the middle of the third period and grabbed 42:40 entering the fourth period. Both teams were tied at 55:55 and needed to find out the winner in overtime. Due to 11-8 in it Germany took the first victory.
Karsten Tadda (189-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with 16 points and Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89) notched 14. Andreas Seiferth (206-F/C-89) delivered 12, while Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) netted 6. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) poured in 16 points in defeat and Tomas Macela (179-G-88) as well as Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) added 11 each. Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) followed them with 10 points each in the losing case.

Germany: Karsten Tadda 16, Stefan Schmidt 14, Andreas Seiferth 12, Nicolai Simon 6
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 16, Tomas Macela 11, Jiri Slavik 11, Vojtech Hruban 10



Czech Republic bounced back with the win over Estonia - by Eurobasket News
Estonia NT-Czech Republic NT 71:77

Czech Republic bounced back with the win over Estonia in the second friendly game between two sides.
Czech Republic took the lead from the very beginning and had 22-8 after the first 10 minutes. The Baltic side replied with 21-20 in the second frame but it was enough only for 42:29 at the halftime. The guests needed 14-13 in the third frame for 14-point advantage at the end of the third period, while the hosts cut it to 6 after 29-21 in the last frame.
Pavel Houska (201-F-84) led the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds, making 11/15 from the field. Lubos Barton (202-F/G-80, college: Valparaiso) added 17+10, Pavel Slezak (186-G-84) 12 and Jakub Kudlacek 11 points. Czechs dominates the rebounds 39:25, taking advantage from the fact that Janar Talts did not play, after yesterday's knee injury. Kristo Saage (184-G-85) 22 points for the hosts, adding 8 steals. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) added 18 points and 7 rebounds. Kristjan Kangur missed all 6 shots and was left scoreless.

Estonia NT: Kristo Saage 22, Joosep Toome 18, Gert Dorbek (194-G-85) 11, Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) 11
Czech Republic NT: Pavel Houska 23, Lubos Barton 17, Pavel Slezak 12



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Titanes Wins 4 In A Row!! - by Herubey Grassals
Christian Dalmau once again demonstrated its worth in the second halves and with 15 points in the last 20 minutes of the game helped the Titanes del Distrito Nacional to continue playing their best basketball in the Tournament Scotiabank 2011 of the National League Basketball. Puerto Rican native manufactured 22 points to be the leader scorer in the game the Titans won 79-75 against the Leones de Santo Domingo.

Others prominent players for los titanes were Angel Sanchez which finished with 13 points coming from the bench and James Maye with 12 points and 13 boards.

The best for los leones were Jamell Watkins with 20 points and 11 boards, Josue Abreu with 18 points (six 3 pointers) and Luis Guzman finished with 10 points.

Los Indios over Los Reales
Tyron Thomas exploded with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists leading los Indios San Francisco to a big victory 113 by 87 over los reales de la Vega , with this triumph los indios are tied in the second place of the north division with los huracanes del atlantico with record of 6-6, only 1 game behind of the division leaders, los reales de la vega.

For the winners others important contributions were made by Richard Ortega with 16 points and 9 assist, Eddie Elisma with 14 points and 10 boards.

For los Reales the best were Lennox MacCoy with 21 points, Kevin Sowell with 19 points and Juan Coronado finished with 13.


Titanes Wins 4 In A Row!! - by Herubey Grassals
Christian Dalmau (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) once again demonstrated its worth in the second halves and with 15 points in the last 20 minutes of the game helped the Titanes Del Distrito Nacional to continue playing their best basketball in the Tournament Scotiabank 2011 of the National League Basketball. Puerto Rican native manufactured 22 points to be the leader scorer in the game the Titans won 79-75 against the Leones de Santo Domingo.

Others prominent players for los Titanes Del Distrito Nacional were Angel Sanchez (196-F-76) which finished with 13 points coming from the bench and James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) with 12 points and 13 boards.

The best for los Leones de Santo Domingo were Jamell Watkins with 20 points and 11 boards, Josue Abreu (188-G-66) with 18 points (six 3 pointers) and Luis Guzman (191-G-87, college: Temple) finished with 10 points.

Los Indios over Los Reales
Tyron Thomas exploded with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists leading los Indios San Francisco to a big victory 113 by 87 over los Reales de La Vega , with this triumph los indios are tied in the second place of the north division with los Huracanes del Atlantico with record of 6-6, only 1 game behind of the division leaders, los Reales de La Vega.

For the winners others important contributions were made by Richard Ortega (190-F-86, college: St.Joseph's) with 16 points and 9 assist, Eddie Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech) with 14 points and 10 boards.

For Reales de La Vega the best were Lennox MacCoy with 21 points, Kevin Sowell (190-G-81, agency: Interperformances) with 19 points and Juan Coronado (196-G-83) finished with 13.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Ohayon hasnt signed yet with Maccabi. 50% chance Casspi may join - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011, 23:54

The 2011-12 summer has been by far the most thrilling of the past decade regarding Israeli basketball. Jordan Farmar and Jon Scheyer in addition to one European legend Theodoros Papaloukas, already signed in Israel with M.T.A for the upcoming season.

However, one of Israel's most athletic leading point guards Yogev Ohayon, recently transferred from Hapoel Jerusalem to M.T.A. and was announced 'singed' by the organization over three weeks ago, has not yet signed his contract papers. Eurobasket was recently informed that Ohayon's contract still has a few unresolved clauses that are preventing the official signing. This however does not incline that he will not sign eventually.

In light of the overflowing point guard position including Jordan Farmar, Jon Scheyer, Tal Burstein, Jeremy Pargo and Theodoros Papaloukas, the young Ohayon will find it difficult to integrate as other alternatives have already been discussed.

'There is a possibility Yogev will play for Galil/Gilboa next season,' a source close to player told Eurobasket adding 'People from Galil have already begun thinking of the how to acquire him. Yogev grew up in northern Israel and is very familiar with all the people and the organization. Bottom line is he needs playing time and won't get it while playing for Maccabi.'

Ohayon's contract is obviously out of any teams' budget, yet, there might be a solution 'just like last season when Maccabi loaned Elishay Kadir to Haifa, they paid a certain price and Maccabi made up the difference. Same goes for now in Ohayon's case. Anything is possible.'

In addition, Maccabi is negotiating NBA lockout terms with Israeli forward Omri Casspi. The Cavs' talented player considers Maccabi to be his home and never ruled out the possibility of returning there in the future. A source told Eurobasket 'as of now there are negotiations but they are still young. Omri has other European offers as well but its hard saying no to Maccabi. Chances are 50-50.'

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd




Thodoros Papaluokas Shocks Europe And Signs With Maccabi - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011 20:11 PM

Jon Scheyer, Devin Smith, Shawn James, Yogev Ohayon and Star NBA point guard Jordan Farmar, are the new faces of Maccabi Tel-Aviv this season. In addition, the Euroleague finalist announced today (Saturday) the signing of veteran Greek point guard Thodoros Papaloukas.

The 34-year-old two-time Euroleague champion is a one of Europe's smartest players who understands the game to perfection and has brilliant court vision. Papaluokas' career is currently beyond its peek as the 6-foot-7 guard comes off a two-year deal with Greek empire Olympiakos where he averaged last season 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg in the Euroleague and 4ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg, and 1.5spg in the domestic league.

Maccabi was also in contact until recently with American guard D.J. Strawberry, however, the Israeli champions decided to go in a different direction for the upcoming season.

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Israel Gets Over the Hump With 77:72 Over Georgia - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011, 17:36

After falling last night 94:92 to the University of Villanova and star forward Dominic Cheek who dropped 34 points on 15-19 shooting, a Casspi-less Israel NT defeated Georgia and NBA center Zaza Pachulia 77:72, in it's second exhibition game of the Holland tournament in preparation for the upcoming 2011 EuroBasket championship. Tomorrow, Israel will face the hosts of the campaign searching for it's first back-to-back 'W' of the summer. Later this week, in Georgia, Israel and the local NT will meet again.

David Blu and Elishay Kadir both had 13 points, in addition to 9 points from Yotam Halperin and Guy Pnini to lead Israel's scorers. Zaza Pachulia led Georgia with 13.

Israel as recalled was pooled to Group B, one of the toughest groups in the EuroBasket games, as along with Italy, Serbia, France, Germany and Latvia. Georgia is in Group D along with Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

During August 22-24, Israel will host its final European competition before heading to Lithuania, playing both national teams from Russia and Poland.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd





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2011 Universiade. South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center - by Eurobasket News
South Korea-Finland 92:71

South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center at their start of the Universiade. The Asian team won 92:71 in Group D of the campaign.
Although Korea started the game with 12:6, the European team won the opening period 20:17. The board showed 30:28 midway through the second frame and the Asian team improved to 44:37 at the halftime. Moreover they increased to 60:47 after 25 minutes in the court and had 73:53 after thirty minutes of the game. South Korea had the biggest lead at 21 points just at the end of the game. Finland led 5 points as the biggest lead in the game.
LEE Jung Hyun stepped up with 31 points and Jang Jaeseok (202-C-91) netted 17. PARK Jaehyun scored 16, while Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) notched 11. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) answered with19 points in defeat and Petri Heinonen (207-F/C-88) nailed 10.

South Korea: LEE Jung Hyun 31, Jang Jaeseok 17, PARK Jaehyun 16, Lee Seounghyun 11
Finland: Antti Kanervo 19, Petri Heinonen 10



Finnish University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
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Jesse Niemi
Niemi
Antti Kanervo
Kanervo
Antto Nikkarinen
Nikkarinen
Petri Heinonen
Heinonen
Juho Nenonen
Nenonen
#e#5
4 Jesse Niemi 193-F/G-90 Pyrinto Finland
5 Michael Pounds 188-PG-88 ToPo Finland
6 Roope Ahonen 187-PG-90 Salon Vilpas Finland
7 Antti Kanervo 193-G/F-89 Kataja Finland
8 Matias Ojala 197-F-89 LrNMKY Finland
9 Antto Nikkarinen 185-PG-91 Kouvot Finland
10 Lauri Toivonen 200-G/F-91 KTP Finland
11 Matti Nuutinen 200-F-90 LoKoKo Finland
12 Petri Heinonen 207-F/C-88 Korihait Finland
13 Juho Nenonen 202-F-87 Kataja Finland
14 Carl Lindbom 204-F-91 Fraport SKY Germany
15 Jouni Vanttaja 210-F/C-91 Cimberio VA Italy

Ari Tammivaara Head Coach Karhu Finland


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Nanterre tab Russell Robinson - by Eurobasket News
Nanterre bolstered their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Russell Robinson (185-G-86). The 25-year-old guard spent the last season in Spain. Russell Robinson averaged 9.6 points, 2.8 assists, 2.4 boards and 1.8 steals per game for Joventut in ACB. Previously Russell Robinson had stints in Turkey and D-League.


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Georgia won the EuroJam opener in Almere - by Eurobasket News
Georgia won the EuroJam opener as they beat Netherlands in Almere. The Georgian side grabbed 77:72 over the hosts in Day 1.
Robin Smeulders (208-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort and Dan Gadzuric (211-C-78, college: UCLA) as well as Jessey Voorn scored 11 apiece. Rogier Jansen and Kenneth van Kempen delivered 8 apiece, while Arvin Slagter (190-G-85, agency: Court Side) and Dimeo van der Horst posted 5 each.
In another game Villanova beat Israel 94:92.

In Day 2 a Casspi-less Israel NT defeated Georgia 77:72, in it's second exhibition game of the Holland tournament in preparation for the upcoming 2011 EuroBasket championship.
David Blu and Elishay Kadir both had 13 points, in addition to 9 points from Yotam Halperin and Guy Pnini to lead Israel's scorers. Zaza Pachulia led Georgia with 13.
Tomorrow, Israel will face the hosts of the campaign searching for it's first back-to-back 'W' of the summer. Later this week, in Georgia, Israel and the local NT will meet again.






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The Nordlingen Giants Add 4 German Talents - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO B club Nordlingen Giants started training camp 6 days ago and today announced 4 young Germans to their roster. Guard Jonas Zink, shooting guard Max Gentner,and brothers Joschka and Lukas Ferner will belong to the team. The club hopes that Zink and Gentner will be able to take an important role with the team whereas the Ferner brothers will play a major role with the Giants JBBL team. The club sees the 4 players to carefully be devloped and be able to take a big step in their development this season. The team also announced that young Germans Phillip Leitner and Tobias Neukamm no longer belong to the club. Leitner will be in New Zealand while Neukamm will go to Munich to go to University and play for a Regionaliga team there.

Source: Giants Nrdlingen


2011 Universiade. Germany needed overtime to win their opener - by Eurobasket News
Germany-Czech Republic 66:63 OT

Germany needed overtime to win their opener at the Universiade 2011. The team overcame Czech Republic 66:63 at Shenzhen, China.
Germany won the opening tip at the Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium Field 1. They increased to 23:13 at the end of the frame and had 29:20 after 15 minutes in the court. Czech Republic meanwhile bounced back with 15-8 in the second quarter and reduced to 31:28 at the halftime. Moreover the latter tied the game at 35:35 in the middle of the third period and grabbed 42:40 entering the fourth period. Both teams were tied at 55:55 and needed to find out the winner in overtime. Due to 11-8 in it Germany took the first victory.
Karsten Tadda (189-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with 16 points and Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89) notched 14. Andreas Seiferth (206-F/C-89) delivered 12, while Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) netted 6. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) poured in 16 points in defeat and Tomas Macela (179-G-88) as well as Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) added 11 each. Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) followed them with 10 points each in the losing case.

Germany: Karsten Tadda 16, Stefan Schmidt 14, Andreas Seiferth 12, Nicolai Simon 6
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 16, Tomas Macela 11, Jiri Slavik 11, Vojtech Hruban 10



Germany NT triumphs at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine NT-Germany NT 81:67

Germany NT triumphs at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss in the last day of the competition. The German side lost to Ukraine 67:81, but finished first in Izmir. Ukraine won the initial game, but finished last.
Ukraine won the opening tip 12:2 and looked much better in the first period. The whistle closed the frame at 23:14 for Fratellos side. Philipp Schwetheim, Per Gunther and Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) reduced to 23:21 in the start of the second period but Ukraine erupted with 17-3 for a bigger lead. After 23-20 in the second period Ukraine had 46:32 halftime advantage. Kyrylo Fesenko scored for 52:38, whilst Oleksiy Pecherov and Denys Lukashov (190-G-89) closed the third frame at 67:48. Germany replied with 19-14 in the last stanza and did not mind losing the game.
Viacheslav Kravtsov top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Oleksiy Pecherov added 16. Steve Burtt (185-G-84, college: Iona) posted 12, while Denys Lukashov nailed 10. Tibor Pleiss and Jan-Hendrik Jagla (213-F-81, college: Penn St.) delivered 16 points each in defeat, while Heiko Schaffartzik (182-G-84) netted 10.

Ukraine NT: Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) 18, Oleksiy Pecherov 16, Steve Burtt 12, Denys Lukashov 10
Germany NT: Tibor Pleiss 16, Jan-Hendrik Jagla 16, Heiko Schaffartzik 10



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EuroJam Action: Dutch NT Drops Opener To Georgia, Gadzuric Impressive Return - by Sanders Jackson

Friday night in the opening from the EuroJam in Almere, for the preparations for the upcoming European championships qualifications, the Dutch national team fought hard, but unfortunately came up short vs. the Georgians, losing by the score of 77-72. But the storyline of the game for the Dutch national team was the return of NBA veteran and New Jersey Nets center Dan Gadzuric (211-C-78, college: UCLA). Gadzuric posted numbers of 11 pts. and 6 rebounds in only 15 minutes of action. In crunchtime both he and Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: Court Side) helped Orange get close to within 70-68, but unfortunately that would be as close as they would get to the Georgians. Robin Smeulders (208-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) led Orange in scoring with 15 pts. Orange will face powerful Villanova Wildcats tonight.


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Hungarian University National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
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Gergely Somogyi
Somogyi
Andras Helmeczi
Helmeczi
Ferdinand Morgen
Morgen
Peter Szabo
Szabo
Peter Kovacs
Kovacs
#e#5
4 Zoltan Supola 190-G-88 Albacomp Hungary
5 Viktor Vas 200-F-89 FS Debrecen Hungary
6 Gergely Somogyi 218-C-89 Bp. Honved Hungary
7 Andras Helmeczi 195-G-90 Soproni Hungary
8 Gyorgy Kinter 212-C-88 ZTE KK Hungary
9 Mate Mohacsi 192-F-90 Marso-Vagep Hungary
10 Adam Toth 208-F/C-89 Atomeromu Hungary
11 Ferdinand Morgen 206-F/C-90 Atomeromu Hungary
12 Peter Szabo 183-G-89 Komarno Slovakia
13 Mate Ugaros 194-F/G-88 Soproni Hungary
14 Akos Kovacs 184-G-88 Atomeromu Hungary
15 Peter Kovacs 189-G-88 PVSK Pannon Hungary

Zoran Kmezic Head Coach PVSK Pannon Hungary


Jermaine Thomas agreed with Sopron - by Tamas Deri
The management of Sopron published that american playmaker Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, college: La Salle) is moving back to Hungary and will play for Sopron in the coming season. Jermaine is a well known player in our country, as he played for Dombovar, MAFC Budapest and Polaroid-Lami-Ved Kormend earlier. He spent the season 2008-09 with Gssing Knights in the Top Division of Austria and had a great season averaging 17.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.7spg. In 2009-10 Jermaine got back to Hungary and played for Kormend helping the team to reach the 3rd place. He was voted to an All-Star puting up 15.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.4apg, 1.8spg in 33 games. During the last summer he agreed with german club Eisbren Bremerhaven and played 14 games averaging 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 2.9apg. He left the club in February and moved to Austria, where JT finished the season with WBC Wels.



2011 Universiade. Israel hold off Hungary in Shenzhen - by Eurobasket News
Israel - Hungary 67:60

Israel registered the first win at the World University Games. They prevailed against Hungary in Group D. Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.
Hungary ensured the better start. They led 20:16 after ten minutes of action. But Israel opened the second frame on a 9:0 run to surge ahead. Israel posted a 38:30 halftime advantage. Israel opened a double-digit lead midway through the third term. They secured a 54:43 lead with one period remaining. Israel maintained the lead throughout the fourth period shielding off any comeback efforts from Hungary. Ben Rice (195-F-90) contributed 14 points, while Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points in the victory. Peter Szabo (183-G-89) answered with 14 points for Hungary. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) netted 12 points in the loss.

Israel: Gilad Karni 15+10 boards, Ben Rice 14, Yoad Bet-Yosef 12
Hungary: Peter Szabo 14, Ferdinand Morgen 12



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Malaysia post second straight win in Banting - by Eurobasket News
Malaysia U16 - Indonesia U16 79:63

Malaysia recorded the second straight win at the U16 SEABA Championship. The hosts overcame Indonesia to improve at 2-1 record. Jian Chua (183-G-95) stepped up with 30 points to lead the effort.
The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. The hosts snatched a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Malaysia stretched the gap in the second quarter. They posted a 42:37 halftime advantage. They kept Indonesia at bay throughout the third term. Malaysia ensured a 59:53 lead with ten minutes to go. The home team opened the fourth quarter on a 12:1 run and never looked back en route to the victory. Jia Tong (189-F-95) accounted for 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Eng Keng (186-F-95) added 10 points in the victory. Juan Kokodiputro (193-C-95) responded with 20 points and 13 boards for Indonesia. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Malaysia U16: Jian Chua 30, Jia Tong 20+11 boards, Eng Keng 10
Indonesia U16: Juan Kokodiputro 20+13 boards, Hans Abraham 17



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William Jones Cup. Iran thump Philippines, earn Final birth - by Eurobasket News
Iran - Philippines 78:59

Iran will face South Korea in the championship game at William Jones Cup. The defending champions overcame Philippines to enter Final. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 36 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Hamed Haddadi and Iran dominated in the opening frame. They registered a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second period. Iran ensured a 36:27 halftime advantage. Iran deepened the damage in the third term. The reigning champions stretched the lead to comfortable 18 points with ten minutes to go 56:38. Philippines never recovered in the fourth period as Iran cruised to the victory. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) produced 16 points, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) netted 9 points in the win. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) replied with 16 points for Philippines. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 36, Oshin Sahakian 16, Javad Davari 9
Philippines: Marcus Douthit 16, Andy Barroca 10, Marcio Lassiter 10



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Maccabi Rishon signs Amit Tamir - by Carmel Drori
Hapoel Jerusalem's center in the previous season Amit Tamir signed with Maccabi Rishon Lezion.
The veteran big man signed with Hapoel Jerusalem in November of 2010 but only managed to average 1.6ppg and 1.1rpg in 10 games.
Tamir played for 10 teams in his career, including Spirou Charleroi and PAOK Thessaloniki. Tamir will join Brandon Bowman, Adrian Uter and Igor Nesterenko, thus completing Rishon Lezion's frontline.


Ohayon hasnt signed yet with Maccabi. 50% chance Casspi may join - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011, 23:54

The 2011-12 summer has been by far the most thrilling of the past decade regarding Israeli basketball. Jordan Farmar and Jon Scheyer in addition to one European legend Theodoros Papaloukas, already signed in Israel with M.T.A for the upcoming season.

However, one of Israel's most athletic leading point guards Yogev Ohayon, recently transferred from Hapoel Jerusalem to M.T.A. and was announced 'singed' by the organization over three weeks ago, has not yet signed his contract papers. Eurobasket was recently informed that Ohayon's contract still has a few unresolved clauses that are preventing the official signing. This however does not incline that he will not sign eventually.

In light of the overflowing point guard position including Jordan Farmar, Jon Scheyer, Tal Burstein, Jeremy Pargo and Theodoros Papaloukas, the young Ohayon will find it difficult to integrate as other alternatives have already been discussed.

'There is a possibility Yogev will play for Galil/Gilboa next season,' a source close to player told Eurobasket adding 'People from Galil have already begun thinking of the how to acquire him. Yogev grew up in northern Israel and is very familiar with all the people and the organization. Bottom line is he needs playing time and won't get it while playing for Maccabi.'

Ohayon's contract is obviously out of any teams' budget, yet, there might be a solution 'just like last season when Maccabi loaned Elishay Kadir to Haifa, they paid a certain price and Maccabi made up the difference. Same goes for now in Ohayon's case. Anything is possible.'

In addition, Maccabi is negotiating NBA lockout terms with Israeli forward Omri Casspi. The Cavs' talented player considers Maccabi to be his home and never ruled out the possibility of returning there in the future. A source told Eurobasket 'as of now there are negotiations but they are still young. Omri has other European offers as well but its hard saying no to Maccabi. Chances are 50-50.'

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd




Thodoros Papaluokas Shocks Europe And Signs With Maccabi - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011 20:11 PM

Jon Scheyer, Devin Smith, Shawn James, Yogev Ohayon and Star NBA point guard Jordan Farmar, are the new faces of Maccabi Tel-Aviv this season. In addition, the Euroleague finalist announced today (Saturday) the signing of veteran Greek point guard Thodoros Papaloukas.

The 34-year-old two-time Euroleague champion is a one of Europe's smartest players who understands the game to perfection and has brilliant court vision. Papaluokas' career is currently beyond its peek as the 6-foot-7 guard comes off a two-year deal with Greek empire Olympiakos where he averaged last season 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg in the Euroleague and 4ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg, and 1.5spg in the domestic league.

Maccabi was also in contact until recently with American guard D.J. Strawberry, however, the Israeli champions decided to go in a different direction for the upcoming season.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd




2011 Universiade. Israel hold off Hungary in Shenzhen - by Eurobasket News
Israel - Hungary 67:60

Israel registered the first win at the World University Games. They prevailed against Hungary in Group D. Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.
Hungary ensured the better start. They led 20:16 after ten minutes of action. But Israel opened the second frame on a 9:0 run to surge ahead. Israel posted a 38:30 halftime advantage. Israel opened a double-digit lead midway through the third term. They secured a 54:43 lead with one period remaining. Israel maintained the lead throughout the fourth period shielding off any comeback efforts from Hungary. Ben Rice (195-F-90) contributed 14 points, while Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points in the victory. Peter Szabo (183-G-89) answered with 14 points for Hungary. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) netted 12 points in the loss.

Israel: Gilad Karni 15+10 boards, Ben Rice 14, Yoad Bet-Yosef 12
Hungary: Peter Szabo 14, Ferdinand Morgen 12



Israel Gets Over the Hump With 77:72 Over Georgia - by David Pick
Posted: August 13, 2011, 17:36

After falling last night 94:92 to the University of Villanova and star forward Dominic Cheek who dropped 34 points on 15-19 shooting, a Casspi-less Israel NT defeated Georgia and NBA center Zaza Pachulia 77:72, in it's second exhibition game of the Holland tournament in preparation for the upcoming 2011 EuroBasket championship. Tomorrow, Israel will face the hosts of the campaign searching for it's first back-to-back 'W' of the summer. Later this week, in Georgia, Israel and the local NT will meet again.

David Blu and Elishay Kadir both had 13 points, in addition to 9 points from Yotam Halperin and Guy Pnini to lead Israel's scorers. Zaza Pachulia led Georgia with 13.

Israel as recalled was pooled to Group B, one of the toughest groups in the EuroBasket games, as along with Italy, Serbia, France, Germany and Latvia. Georgia is in Group D along with Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

During August 22-24, Israel will host its final European competition before heading to Lithuania, playing both national teams from Russia and Poland.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd





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Bosnia surprised the hosts at the start of the Trofeo Tassoni - by Eurobasket News
Italy NT-Bosnia NT 57:58

Bosnia surprised the hosts at the start of the Trofeo Tassoni in Rimini. Bosnia trailed in the first half, but needed a strong second half for 58:57 win.
The teams were tied at 7:7 in the opening frame, while Stefano Mancinelli (203-F-83) scored for 13:10. Daniel Hackett (196-G-87, college: USC) nailed three for 16:12, while Italy grabbed 22:16 after the opening period. Datome later brought 28:21 and the hosts enjoyed 30:25 at the end of the first half. The Bosnian team however erupted with 11-0 run to take the lead in the third period and only some important baskets remained Italy in front at 45:44 entering the last period. The teams were tied again at 50;50, while Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81) brought 58:57 on the board.
Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) paced all the winners with 17 points and Kenan Bajramovic netted 11. Nemanja Gordic (194-G-88) and Edin Bavcic (210-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 9 points each in a win. Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) finished the night with 16 points in the losing effort and Stefano Mancinelli posted 12. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) ended up with 11 points, while Daniel Hackett notched 8.

Italy NT: Andrea Bargnani 16, Stefano Mancinelli 12, Marco Belinelli 11, Daniel Hackett 8
Bosnia NT: Mirza Teletovic 17, Kenan Bajramovic 11, Nemanja Gordic 9, Edin Bavcic 9



Sani Becirovic heads to Benetton Treviso - by Eurobasket News
Sani Becirovic (196-G-81) heads to Benetton Treviso for the next season. The Slovenian National Team player finished last year in Russia.
Few years ago Sani Becirovic has agreed on terms of extending his contract with Armani Jeans. Becirovic stayed in Milan till the end of the season. The 28-year-old Slovenian guard joined Armani Jeans in January. He tallied 7.3 points, 3.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game in Seria A. Sani Becirovic started the season in Union Olimpija. He averaged 12.9 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In Adriatic League the guard notched 12.9 points, 3.9 assists and 1.8 boards.
In 2010-2011 he started for Turk Telekom Ankara (Turkey-TBL, starting five) and in Turkish League after 20 games averaged 13.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 84.4%. In EuroChallenge after 6 games his stats read 16.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 87.8%. In March 2011 moved to CSKA Moscow (Russia-PBL) and became VTB United League Finalist -11. Earlier he was named Slovenian Player of the Year -2001.



Banca Tercas add Milos Borisov - by Eurobasket News
Banca Tercas Teramo secured the services of Milos Borisov (201-F-85) for the next season. The 25-year-old forward spend the last season with Hemofarm. Milos Borisov tallied 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in Serbian League. In EuroCup the forward notched 8.4 points, 5.2 boards and 1.3 assists. Milos Borisov also posted 8.3 points, 4.1 boards and 1.2 assists per appearance in Adriatic League. Milos Borisov played for Montenegrin National Team at the 2011 European Championship Qualifying Round. He tallied 5.4 points and 5.1 boards per game.


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2011 Universiade. Ukraine open win count with rout of Japan - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine - Japan 85:67

Ukraine celebrated the first win at the 2011 World University Games. They overcame Japanese team in Group C. Igor Zaitsev (211-F/C-89) stepped up with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine opened the game with a 16:1 run. They posted a 26:5 lead after ten minutes. The margin kept on growing in the second quarter. Ukraine recorded a 50:20 halftime advantage. But Japan tipped off the second half on a 19:9 run to narrow the gap. The Asian team got within 19 points at the final break. But Ukraine regained control in the final frame and rallied to the victory at the end. Pavlo Burenko (188-G-90) and Dmytro Khodov (203-F-87) provided 13 points apiece in the win. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) delivered game-high 23 points for Japan. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) and Yuya Nagayoshi (196-C-91) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Ukraine: Igor Zaitsev 18+14 boards, Pavlo Burenko 13, Dmytro Khodov 13
Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 23, Takatoshi Furukawa 10, Yuya Nagayoshi 10



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Philippines post third straight win in Banting - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Laos U16 101:57

Philippines clinched the title at U16 SEABA Championship. They stormed past Laos to improve at 3-0 record on top of the ladder. Arvin Tolentino (191-F-95) accounted for 30 points and 18 rebounds to pace the winners.
Philippines started the game aggressively posting a 20:5 lead midway through the first quarter. But Laos capped the period on a 12:4 run to narrow the deficit. But Philippines gradually took off. They established a 48:32 halftime advantage. Philippines posted a 67:46 lead after three quarters of action. They never slowed down and marched to a comprehensive win at the end. Renzar Asilum (173-PG-95) and Daryl Pascual (196-G/F-95) provided 14 points apiece in the victory. Kingphet Sengsouliya (174-G-95) responded with 17 points for Laos. Visit Bouphaheuanghak (182-C-96) finished with 16 points in defeat.

Philippines U16: Arvin Tolentino 30+18 boards, Renzar Asilum 14, Daryl Pascual 14
Laos U16: Kingphet Sengsouliya 17, Visit Bouphaheuanghak 16



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2011 Universiade. Lithuania cruise past Philippines - by Eurobasket News
Lithuania - Philippines 108:59

Lithuania ensured a perfect start of their 2011 World University Games campaign. They stormed past Philippines in Group C. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge.
Lithuania exploded with 30 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. Philippines did not allow Lithuania to clear off in the second period. The Asian team trailed by eight points 44:52 at halftime. But the Baltic team gradually boosted the gap in the third frame. They registered a 76:55 lead with one quarter remaining. Lithuania opened the fourth quarter on a 14:4 rally and never looked back en route to the victory. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) produced 16 points, while Gediminas Zyle (209-C-88) and Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) netted 14 points each in the win. Juliane and Fajardo responded with 16 points apiece for Philippines. Robinson Mohammad netted 9 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Gediminas Orelikas 29, Edgaras Stanionis 16, Gediminas Zyle 14, Julius Jucikas 14
Philippines: Kelvin Juliane 16, June Fajardo 16, Robinson Mohammad 9



Gediminas Maceina stays with Juventus - by Eurobasket News
Gediminas Maceina (188-G-84) stays with Juventus for the next season. The Lithuanian Guard extended the contract for the second year.
Early in 2007-2008 he played for BC Siauliai (LKL, starting five) and in Lithuanian League averaged 8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.3apg, 0.9spg, FGP: 47.1%, FT: 68.8%, 3PT: 32.6%. In ULEB Cup his stats read 6.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 66.7%, while in Baltic League (Elite) he showed 7.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 75.7%.
In 2008-2009 for BC Siauliai (LKL, starting five) showed 5.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 63.6% in the National League and in Baltic League (Elite Group) had 7.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 86.2%.
In 2009-2010 moved to Rudupis Prienu (LKL, starting five) and in Lithuanian League improved to 11.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 65.0%. In Baltic League after 8 games his stats read 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg, Assists-5 (4.9apg), FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 70.4%. In Mar.'10 moved to Panevezys Techasas (LKL, starting five) and in 8 games Gediminas Maceina averaged 8.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.1apg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.
The last season started for Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL, starting five) and in Baltic League after 14 games averaged 7.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 83.3%. In Lithuanian League after 31 games his stats read 8.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 63.6%.



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Malaysia post second straight win in Banting - by Eurobasket News
Malaysia U16 - Indonesia U16 79:63

Malaysia recorded the second straight win at the U16 SEABA Championship. The hosts overcame Indonesia to improve at 2-1 record. Jian Chua (183-G-95) stepped up with 30 points to lead the effort.
The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. The hosts snatched a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Malaysia stretched the gap in the second quarter. They posted a 42:37 halftime advantage. They kept Indonesia at bay throughout the third term. Malaysia ensured a 59:53 lead with ten minutes to go. The home team opened the fourth quarter on a 12:1 run and never looked back en route to the victory. Jia Tong (189-F-95) accounted for 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Eng Keng (186-F-95) added 10 points in the victory. Juan Kokodiputro (193-C-95) responded with 20 points and 13 boards for Indonesia. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) delivered 17 points in the loss.

Malaysia U16: Jian Chua 30, Jia Tong 20+11 boards, Eng Keng 10
Indonesia U16: Juan Kokodiputro 20+13 boards, Hans Abraham 17



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2011 Universiade. USA rally past Mexico - by Eurobasket News
USA - Mexico 108:67

USA got to a flying start at 2011 World University Games. They dismantled Mexico for the opening win in Group D. Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Mexico recorded a 24:22 lead at the first intermission. But the USA gradually took over. The North American team recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. The United States team cleared off in the third quarter. They raced to a comfortable 74:53 cushion at the final break. USA never looked back in the fourth quarter and rallied to a confident win at the end. Trevor Mbakwe (6'8''-F-89) netted 12 points, while Marcus Denmon (6'3''-G) added 11 points in the victory. Gabriel Giron (6'4''-F-88) responded with 13 points for Mexico. Francisco Cruz (6'3''-G) netted 11 points in the loss.

USA: Ashton Gibbs 20, Trevor Mbakwe 12, Marcus Denmon 11
Mexico: Gabriel Giron 13, Francisco Cruz 11



Cibane fourth game - by Harold Valenzuela
Madereros can be the CIBANE 2011champion if the win today, but mineros want to make the come back taking one game at the time, today the crown Will be very important for mineros to win their first finals game.

Mineros Will take advantage of the ausence of sandrell spann and they Will try to play their game of fast breaks, dunks and 3 points baskets.

Durango has a 3 - 0 lead and they want to sweep the finals like mineros did it last year.


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2011 Universiade. USA rally past Mexico - by Eurobasket News
USA - Mexico 108:67

USA got to a flying start at 2011 World University Games. They dismantled Mexico for the opening win in Group D. Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Mexico recorded a 24:22 lead at the first intermission. But the USA gradually took over. The North American team recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. The United States team cleared off in the third quarter. They raced to a comfortable 74:53 cushion at the final break. USA never looked back in the fourth quarter and rallied to a confident win at the end. Trevor Mbakwe (6'8''-F-89) netted 12 points, while Marcus Denmon (6'3''-G) added 11 points in the victory. Gabriel Giron (6'4''-F-88) responded with 13 points for Mexico. Francisco Cruz (6'3''-G) netted 11 points in the loss.

USA: Ashton Gibbs 20, Trevor Mbakwe 12, Marcus Denmon 11
Mexico: Gabriel Giron 13, Francisco Cruz 11



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2011 Universiade. Russia too good for New Zealand - by Eurobasket News
Russia - New Zealand 78:42

Russia posted the opening win at the 2011 World University Games. They thumped New Zealand in Shenzhen. Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
Russia cleared off late in the starting quarter. They posted a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. New Zealand cut the deficit to 6 points midway through the second frame but Russia managed to record a 34:25 halftime buffer. The Russian side tipped off the second half on a 10:2 run. They arrived at the final break leading by 19 points 55:34. Russia did not slow in the fourth quarter outscoring the Kiwis 23:8. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) nailed 12 points, while Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 11 points in the victory. Marco Alexander responded with 17 points for New Zealand. Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) and Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) had 8 points in the loss.

Russia: Petr Gubanov 20, Ivan Nelyubov 12, Anatoly Kashirov 11
New Zealand: Marco Alexander 17, Dion Prewster 8, Justin Richard Edwards 8



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2011 Universiade. Lithuania cruise past Philippines - by Eurobasket News
Lithuania - Philippines 108:59

Lithuania ensured a perfect start of their 2011 World University Games campaign. They stormed past Philippines in Group C. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge.
Lithuania exploded with 30 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. Philippines did not allow Lithuania to clear off in the second period. The Asian team trailed by eight points 44:52 at halftime. But the Baltic team gradually boosted the gap in the third frame. They registered a 76:55 lead with one quarter remaining. Lithuania opened the fourth quarter on a 14:4 rally and never looked back en route to the victory. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) produced 16 points, while Gediminas Zyle (209-C-88) and Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) netted 14 points each in the win. Juliane and Fajardo responded with 16 points apiece for Philippines. Robinson Mohammad netted 9 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Gediminas Orelikas 29, Edgaras Stanionis 16, Gediminas Zyle 14, Julius Jucikas 14
Philippines: Kelvin Juliane 16, June Fajardo 16, Robinson Mohammad 9



William Jones Cup. Iran thump Philippines, earn Final birth - by Eurobasket News
Iran - Philippines 78:59

Iran will face South Korea in the championship game at William Jones Cup. The defending champions overcame Philippines to enter Final. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 36 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Hamed Haddadi and Iran dominated in the opening frame. They registered a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second period. Iran ensured a 36:27 halftime advantage. Iran deepened the damage in the third term. The reigning champions stretched the lead to comfortable 18 points with ten minutes to go 56:38. Philippines never recovered in the fourth period as Iran cruised to the victory. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) produced 16 points, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) netted 9 points in the win. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) replied with 16 points for Philippines. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 36, Oshin Sahakian 16, Javad Davari 9
Philippines: Marcus Douthit 16, Andy Barroca 10, Marcio Lassiter 10



Philippines post third straight win in Banting - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Laos U16 101:57

Philippines clinched the title at U16 SEABA Championship. They stormed past Laos to improve at 3-0 record on top of the ladder. Arvin Tolentino (191-F-95) accounted for 30 points and 18 rebounds to pace the winners.
Philippines started the game aggressively posting a 20:5 lead midway through the first quarter. But Laos capped the period on a 12:4 run to narrow the deficit. But Philippines gradually took off. They established a 48:32 halftime advantage. Philippines posted a 67:46 lead after three quarters of action. They never slowed down and marched to a comprehensive win at the end. Renzar Asilum (173-PG-95) and Daryl Pascual (196-G/F-95) provided 14 points apiece in the victory. Kingphet Sengsouliya (174-G-95) responded with 17 points for Laos. Visit Bouphaheuanghak (182-C-96) finished with 16 points in defeat.

Philippines U16: Arvin Tolentino 30+18 boards, Renzar Asilum 14, Daryl Pascual 14
Laos U16: Kingphet Sengsouliya 17, Visit Bouphaheuanghak 16



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Bartlomiej Woloszyn extended with Anwil Wloclawek - by Eurobasket News
Bartlomiej Woloszyn (196-F-86) extended with Anwil Wloclawek for 2011/2012 season. It will be his 7th season in a row for the team.
In 2002-2003 he started for Stal Stalowa Wola (1Liga) and in 2003-2004 played for AZS Politechnika Radomska (2Liga) - SMS PZKosz Warka (1Liga): 1 game: 4.0ppg. In 2004-2005 appeared for SMS PZKosz Kozienice and then in 2005 signed 4-year contract with WTK Anwil Wloclawek (DBL). In his debut season he averaged 1.1ppg. In 2006-2007 he already improved to 5.1ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 35.3%, FT: 71.4% in ULEB Cup and in Polish League after 35 games had 2.7ppg, 1.1rpg.
In the latest season there Bartlomiej Woloszyn was injured for a long time. Together with the team he became Polish League Regular Season Runner-Up -06, 10, Polish Cup Winner -07, Polish League Semifinals -07, 09, Polish National Team -07-09, Polish Supercup Winner -07 and reached Polish Cup Semifinals -08, 09.
At the European Championships U20 Div.B in Varna in 2005 after 8 games he had 2.9ppg, 1.6rpg. Bartlomiej Woloszyn also participated at the Polish League U21 All-Star Game -06.



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2011 Universiade. Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 - by Eurobasket News
Brazil-Romania 77:74 OT

Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 of the University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both teams struggled hard and needed overtime to find out the winner. Brazil needed 7-4 in extra 5 minutes to seal the victory as it became the third overtime in Day 1.
Romania won the first period 17:15, but failed in the second frame. The team from Latin America produced a 20-10 surge to take 35:27 at the halftime. Romania reduced to 39:36 after 25 minutes in the court and tied the game at 70:70 at the end of the fourth stanza. In overtime Brazil grabbed the win due to 7-4 in it.
Ralfi Ansaloni (211-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points and MACHADO Michael netted 14. Andre Goes (195-G/F-87) produced 12, while Rafael Stabile (192-G/F-88) notched 10. Vlad Moldoveanu (208-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and Andrei Mandache (190-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as well as Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) added 14 apiece.

Brazil: Ralfi Ansaloni 15, MACHADO Michael 14, Andre Goes 12, Rafael Stabile 10
Romania: Vlad Moldoveanu 25, Andrei Mandache 14, Titus Nicoara 14



CSM Bucuresti signs Bryson McKenzie - by Tamas Deri
CSM Bucuresti have signed 28-year old American center Bryson McKenzie (211-C-83, college: N.Illinois) (210-C-83, college: Northern Ill.) will arrive this week. McKenzie played most recently at Perak Farmcochem (Malaysia) where they went to the championship as one of the best big men, he averaged 12.7ppg, 16.9rpg, 2.1bpg (1st in rebounding and 2nd best in blocks in the league) Before playing going to Malaysia, McKenzie played the full season with Szedeak (Hungary) where he averaged 13.6ppg, 8.0rpg (top 12), 1.3bpg, (4th in blocks) and 1.3spg. In the past he also played in the NBADL and for the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers Summer League teams. He is a force in the middle.


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2011 Universiade. Russia too good for New Zealand - by Eurobasket News
Russia - New Zealand 78:42

Russia posted the opening win at the 2011 World University Games. They thumped New Zealand in Shenzhen. Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
Russia cleared off late in the starting quarter. They posted a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. New Zealand cut the deficit to 6 points midway through the second frame but Russia managed to record a 34:25 halftime buffer. The Russian side tipped off the second half on a 10:2 run. They arrived at the final break leading by 19 points 55:34. Russia did not slow in the fourth quarter outscoring the Kiwis 23:8. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) nailed 12 points, while Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 11 points in the victory. Marco Alexander responded with 17 points for New Zealand. Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) and Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) had 8 points in the loss.

Russia: Petr Gubanov 20, Ivan Nelyubov 12, Anatoly Kashirov 11
New Zealand: Marco Alexander 17, Dion Prewster 8, Justin Richard Edwards 8



Konstantin Nesterov heads to Spartak-Primorie - by Eurobasket News
PBL newcomers Spartak-Primorie continued to strengthen their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Konstantin Nesterov (205-F/C-81, college: VCU). The 30-year-old centre spent the last season with Krasnie Krilya. He tallied 5.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in EuroCup. In PBL Konstantin Nesterov posted 8.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per appearance. The centre is not new to Spartak-Primorie. Konstantin Nesterov played for the team back in 2008/09 season. His stats read 10.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per Superleague game then. He also had stints with Lokomotiv Rostov na Donu, Unics, Spartak Saint Petersburg, Triumph and Chalons. The centre was the member of Russian University National Team back in 2003.


Aleksei Vzdykhalkin joins Nizhniy Novgorod - by Eurobasket News
Aleksei Vzdykhalkin (190-G-85, agency: Interperformances) joins Nizhniy Novgorod for the upcoming season. The Russian Guard will arrive after many years with Lokomotiv.
In 2004-2005 he joined Lokomotiv-2 Rostov (Higher L., starting five), played also some game with Lokomotiv Rostov na Donu (A Superleague). In 2005-2006 for Lokomotiv Rostov na Donu (A Superleague) debuted in FIBA Europe Cup with 3.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg. In Russian League after 15 games his stats read 3.2ppg, 1.4rpg - Lokomotiv-2 Rostov (Higher L., starting five): 39 games: 21.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.9apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 78.0%.
After another three years with the team they all moved to Kuban (A Superleague, starting five). In 2009/2010 season in EuroChallenge he avearged 2.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0spg, while in Russian League after 25 games showed 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 87.5%. Last season Aleksei Vzdykhalkin started for Lokomotiv Kuban (PBL) and in Russian League showed 0.5ppg. In April'11 however moved to Ruskon-Mordovia Saransk (Superleague) and in 10 games averaged 11.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.1apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 70.8%.
Early in 2007 he was named Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague B Guard of the Year -07, Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague B Newcomer of the Year -07, Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague B 1st Team -07. Last year he reached Russian Cup Semifinals and Russian B Superleague Semifinals -11.



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Serbia finished second in Izmir beating the hosts in the last game of the tournament - by Eurobasket News
Turkey NT-Serbia NT 58:83

Serbia finished second at the Spor Toto World Cup in Izmir beating the hosts in the last game of the tournament. Serbia won 83:58 to take 2-1 record, while the hosts finished third with 1-2 record. Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 16 points in the losing effort, while Omer Onan (194-G-78) scored 9. Oguz Savas (208-C-87) finished the night with 8 and Ender Arslan (190-G-83) posted 7.
Dragan Milosavljevic and Dusko Savanovic gave the guests 7:2 lead, while Serbia took 24:18 after the first period. Moreover they erupted with 11-0 run for 35:20 midway through the second frame. Turkey however managed to reduce the gap and closed the half at 32:43. In the third quarter Serbia again pushed the tempo for good and after 11-1 surge grabbed 60:43 at the end of the third period. The latter also won the last stanza to seal the victory in the game.
Nenad Krstic (214-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) posted 13 points to lead the charge and Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) nailed 12. Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86) ended up with 10 points each.
Germany NT triumphed at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss in the last day of the competition. The German side lost to Ukraine 67:81, but finished first in Izmir. Ukraine won the initial game, but finished last.

Turkey NT: Emir Preldzic 16, Omer Onan 9, Oguz Savas 8, Ender Arslan 7
Serbia NT: Nenad Krstic 13, Kosta Perovic 12, Milenko Tepic 10, Uros Tripkovic 10




Serbian U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
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Jelena Milekic
Milekic
Aleksandra Trisic
Trisic
Sanja Mandic
Mandic
Aleksandra Crvendakic
Crvendakic
Mirjana Ristic
Ristic
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4 Julijana Vojinovic 96
5 Tijana Cukic 96
6 Jelena Milekic 95
7 Ana-Marija Pucovski 95
8 Katarina Andelkovic 95
9 Aleksandra Trisic 95
10 Sanja Mandic 177-G-95 Radivoj Korac Serbia
11 Aleksandra Crvendakic 187-C/F-96 Loznica Serbia
12 Mirjana Ristic 95
13 Dragana Nikolic 189-F-95
14 Duska Nikitovic 95
15 Jelena Ciric 194-C-95

Milos Pavlovic Head Coach
Zeljko Babic Assistant


Universiade 2011. Serbia prevail against Australia in opener - by Eurobasket News
Serbia - Australia 72:67

Serbia recorded the first win at the World University Games in Shenzhen. They shot down Australia for the opening win in Group B. Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points each to lead the effort.
Serbia totally dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 16:7 lead after ten minutes. Australia opened the second frame on an 11:3 run to narrow the deficit. But Serbia picked up the tempo and raced to a 31:21 halftime lead. The European side kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. They established a 49:41 lead with ten minutes remaining. The Aussies cut the deficit in the final period but Serbia hung on to celebrate the initial win at the tournament. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) provided 13 points in the victory. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89) responded with 14 points for Australia. Clint Steindl (200-F-89) netted 11 points in defeat.

Serbia: Marko Ljubicic 17, Vladimir Stimac 17, Mladen Jeremic 13
Australia: Trian Iliadis 14, Clint Steindl 11



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Slovakia edge Austria twice in Levice - by Eurobasket News
Slovakia overcame Austria in test games in Levice. The first game finished with Slovakia claiming a 96:90 victory. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with 18 points to lead the effort. The hosts stayed in charge throughout the first half. They posted a 49:37 halftime lead. But Austria denied the deficit in the second half. They erupted for 31 points in the fourth frame to send game into overtime. But Slovakia proved the strength eventually. The home team limited Austria to just 6 points in the extra period and celebrated a tough win at the end. Dusan Pandula (196-F-84) provided 14 points, while Michal Batka (204-C-87) had 13 in the victory. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-F/C-90) responded with 24 points for Austria. Jason Detrick (198-G-80, college: Oklahoma) accounted for 21 points in the loss.
Next game saw Slovakia earn a 79:69 win. The hosts grabbed a 19:16 lead at the first break. Austria scored 23 points in the second frame to narrow the deficit. But Slovakia increased the tempo in the final period and raced for the victory. Peter Sedmak (203-C-85) notched 20 points to lead the charge. Michal Batka had 14 points for Slovakia. Rasid Mahalbasic replied with 23 points for Austria. Davor Lamesic (205-F-83, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points in the defeat.



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Union Olimpija adds Danny Green - by Matej Bergant
BC Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed one-year contract with NBA-out option with former Tar Heel Danny Green (198-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina). He will join Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina), his former teammate from University of North Carolina. Green was drafted by the NBA in 2009 and played for Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in the last two seasons. In the last year he was also part of D-League team Reno Bighorns where he averaged 20.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

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2011 Universiade. South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center - by Eurobasket News
South Korea-Finland 92:71

South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center at their start of the Universiade. The Asian team won 92:71 in Group D of the campaign.
Although Korea started the game with 12:6, the European team won the opening period 20:17. The board showed 30:28 midway through the second frame and the Asian team improved to 44:37 at the halftime. Moreover they increased to 60:47 after 25 minutes in the court and had 73:53 after thirty minutes of the game. South Korea had the biggest lead at 21 points just at the end of the game. Finland led 5 points as the biggest lead in the game.
LEE Jung Hyun stepped up with 31 points and Jang Jaeseok (202-C-91) netted 17. PARK Jaehyun scored 16, while Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) notched 11. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) answered with19 points in defeat and Petri Heinonen (207-F/C-88) nailed 10.

South Korea: LEE Jung Hyun 31, Jang Jaeseok 17, PARK Jaehyun 16, Lee Seounghyun 11
Finland: Antti Kanervo 19, Petri Heinonen 10



William Jones Cup. South Korea advance into Final - by Eurobasket News
South Korea - Taiwan 90:85 (OT)

South Korea will play in the title game at William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwan in overtime drama tonight. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) stepped up with 28 points to lead the effort. South Korea will now take on the winner of Philippines vs. Iran clash.
South Korea entered the game in the status of favourites. They grabbed the lead early on and posted a 16:11 advantage at the first break. Taiwan however adjusted defensively and cut the deficit to just three points at halftime 23:26. The hosts went off the dressing room firing from all guns. Taiwan erupted for 29 points to take a 52:44 lead with one quarter remaining. But South Korea denied the deficit and drew things level at the end of regulation. The teams scored eagerly in the extra period but South Korea proved the difference scoring 19 points and celebrating victory at the end. Kim Yong-Hwan (195-F-84) delivered 14 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) answered with 22 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Taiwan. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) and Lee Hsueh-Lin (176-PG-84) finished with 12 points apiece in the defeat.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 28, Kim Yong-Hwan 14, Kim Joo-Sung 12
Taiwan: Chen Hsin-An 22, Tsung-Hsien Chang 12, Lee Hsueh-Lin 12



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Lagun Aro tab Yaroslav Korolev - by Eurobasket News
Lagun Aro bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Yaroslav Korolev (206-G/F-87). The 24-year-old forward spent the last season with CB Granada. The Russian player averaged 8.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in ACB. Previously Yaroslav Korolev had spells in D-League, Russia and NBA. He was the member of Russian National Team back in 2006.


Lucentum Alicante bring in Kaloyan Ivanov - by Eurobasket News
Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F-86) will continue his career in Lucentum Alicante. The 25-year-old forward inked a one-year deal with the team. Last season Kaloyan Ivanov played for Cajasol Sevilla. He averaged 5.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in ACB. In EuroCup Kaloyan Ivanov posted 5.9 points, 3.3 boards and 1.1 assists per appearance. Kaloyan Ivanov has been the member of Bulgarian National Team since 2001.


Lamont Barnes pens deal with Lucentum Alicante - by Eurobasket News
Lamont Barnes (208-F/C-78, college: Temple) pens deal with Lucentum Alicante for 2011/2012 season. The American Big Man played in Spain since year 2005 and received Spanish citizenship
Valladolid released Barnes due to disciplinary reasons. He appeared 23 times in ACB this season averaging 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Lamont Barnes joined Valladolid during the summer of 2009. Last season he had 9.2 ppg, 6 rpg and 1.1 spg. Before Valladolid, he spent one year with Murcia. There for 32 games he had 8.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.6 bpg. In Spain, Barnes also has experience from Fuenlabrada and Leon Caja Espana. In the past, he played in Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, China, Italy and Poland. He is a product of the Temple University.
Early in 2007-2008 Lamont Barnes played for Alta Gestion Fuenlabrada Madrid (Spain-ACB, starting five), during the season moved to Leon Caja Espana (Spain-ACB) and in 34 games averaged 8.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.5bpg), 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 64.0%. In 2008-2009 played for C.B. Murcia (Spain-ACB, starting five) and in 32 games averaged 8.5ppg, 6.3rpg, Blocks-2 (1.6bpg), FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 68.1%.



CB Canarias announced Jakim Donaldson - by Eurobasket News
CB Canarias announced Jakim Donaldson (204-C/F-83, college: Edinboro) for the next season. The American Big Man will come from Menorca Basquet where he played last season. In 2009/2010 for Laguna he averaged 17.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 blocks. He ended the championship as the second best scorer, top rebounder and the second shot blocker. La Laguna reached the Semifinals and Donaldson was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Center of the Year.
Jakim Donaldson joined La Laguna in 2006. It was his second season overseas. His first year as a pro was 2005/06, when he played for Barreirense in Portugal. For 22 games in TMN he had 15.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 1.8 apg. Donaldson is a product of the Edinboro University. He graduated there in 2005. In his senior season Donaldson had 16.3 ppg and 13.1 rpg. The school played in NCAA Division Two.




Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Breogan 0-0 
 2. Burgos 0-0 
 3. Caceres 0-0 
 4. CB Tarragona 0-0 
 5. Clavijo 0-0 
 6. Clinicas Rincon 0-0 
 7. Girona 0-0 
 8. Granada 0-0 
 9. Huesca 0-0 
 10. La Palma 0-0 
 11. Leon 0-0 
 12. Lleida 0-0 
 13. Mallorca 0-0 
 14. Melilla 0-0 
 15. Menorca 0-0 
 16. Navarra 0-0 
 17. Palencia 0-0 
 18. Tenerife 0-0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Bizkaia Bilbao 0-0 
 2. CAI Zaragoza 0-0 
 3. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 4. Cajasol 0-0 
 5. Estudiantes 0-0 
 6. FIATC Joventut 0-0 
 7. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 8. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 9. Lagun Aro GBC 0-0 
 10. Manresa 0-0 
 11. Meridiano 0-0 
 12. Obradoiro 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Regal Barca 0-0 
 15. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 16. Unicaja 0-0 
 17. Valencia 0-0 
 18. Valladolid 0-0 


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  TAIWAN   


William Jones Cup. South Korea advance into Final - by Eurobasket News
South Korea - Taiwan 90:85 (OT)

South Korea will play in the title game at William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwan in overtime drama tonight. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) stepped up with 28 points to lead the effort. South Korea will now take on the winner of Philippines vs. Iran clash.
South Korea entered the game in the status of favourites. They grabbed the lead early on and posted a 16:11 advantage at the first break. Taiwan however adjusted defensively and cut the deficit to just three points at halftime 23:26. The hosts went off the dressing room firing from all guns. Taiwan erupted for 29 points to take a 52:44 lead with one quarter remaining. But South Korea denied the deficit and drew things level at the end of regulation. The teams scored eagerly in the extra period but South Korea proved the difference scoring 19 points and celebrating victory at the end. Kim Yong-Hwan (195-F-84) delivered 14 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) answered with 22 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Taiwan. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) and Lee Hsueh-Lin (176-PG-84) finished with 12 points apiece in the defeat.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 28, Kim Yong-Hwan 14, Kim Joo-Sung 12
Taiwan: Chen Hsin-An 22, Tsung-Hsien Chang 12, Lee Hsueh-Lin 12



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  TURKEY   


Serbia finished second in Izmir beating the hosts in the last game of the tournament - by Eurobasket News
Turkey NT-Serbia NT 58:83

Serbia finished second at the Spor Toto World Cup in Izmir beating the hosts in the last game of the tournament. Serbia won 83:58 to take 2-1 record, while the hosts finished third with 1-2 record. Emir Preldzic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 16 points in the losing effort, while Omer Onan (194-G-78) scored 9. Oguz Savas (208-C-87) finished the night with 8 and Ender Arslan (190-G-83) posted 7.
Dragan Milosavljevic and Dusko Savanovic gave the guests 7:2 lead, while Serbia took 24:18 after the first period. Moreover they erupted with 11-0 run for 35:20 midway through the second frame. Turkey however managed to reduce the gap and closed the half at 32:43. In the third quarter Serbia again pushed the tempo for good and after 11-1 surge grabbed 60:43 at the end of the third period. The latter also won the last stanza to seal the victory in the game.
Nenad Krstic (214-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) posted 13 points to lead the charge and Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) nailed 12. Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Uros Tripkovic (197-G-86) ended up with 10 points each.
Germany NT triumphed at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss in the last day of the competition. The German side lost to Ukraine 67:81, but finished first in Izmir. Ukraine won the initial game, but finished last.

Turkey NT: Emir Preldzic 16, Omer Onan 9, Oguz Savas 8, Ender Arslan 7
Serbia NT: Nenad Krstic 13, Kosta Perovic 12, Milenko Tepic 10, Uros Tripkovic 10




2011 Universiade. Canada edge Turkey in overtime - by Eurobasket News
Canada - Turkey 85:75 (OT)

Canada posted the first win at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen. They held off Turkey in overtime thriller in Group B. Cole Hobin (198-G-89) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the North American team.
The lead changed hands throughout the opening quarter. Turkey posted a 24:20 lead at the first break. The Turkish team maintained the lead throughout the starting stanza. They established a 41:36 halftime buffer. But Canada turned things around in the third term. The North American side pulled in front and entered the fourth period up by four points 58:54. Turkey tipped off the fourth quarter on a 14:2 run to take an 8-point advantage. However Canada erased the deficit and forced overtime. Canada limited Turkey to only two points in the extra period and sealed the victory at the end. Warren Ward (196-G) and Tyson Hinz (198-F) accounted for 15 points each. Birkan Batuk (197-F-90) responded with 23 points for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim (188-G-90) netted 14 points in the loss.

Canada: Cole Hobin 16+10 boards, Warren Ward 15, Tyson Hinz 15
Turkey: Birkan Batuk 23, Ibrahim Yildirim 14



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  UKRAINE   


2011 Universiade. Ukraine open win count with rout of Japan - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine - Japan 85:67

Ukraine celebrated the first win at the 2011 World University Games. They overcame Japanese team in Group C. Igor Zaitsev (211-F/C-89) stepped up with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine opened the game with a 16:1 run. They posted a 26:5 lead after ten minutes. The margin kept on growing in the second quarter. Ukraine recorded a 50:20 halftime advantage. But Japan tipped off the second half on a 19:9 run to narrow the gap. The Asian team got within 19 points at the final break. But Ukraine regained control in the final frame and rallied to the victory at the end. Pavlo Burenko (188-G-90) and Dmytro Khodov (203-F-87) provided 13 points apiece in the win. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) delivered game-high 23 points for Japan. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) and Yuya Nagayoshi (196-C-91) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Ukraine: Igor Zaitsev 18+14 boards, Pavlo Burenko 13, Dmytro Khodov 13
Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 23, Takatoshi Furukawa 10, Yuya Nagayoshi 10



Germany NT triumphs at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss - by Eurobasket News
Ukraine NT-Germany NT 81:67

Germany NT triumphs at Spor Toto World Cup despite the loss in the last day of the competition. The German side lost to Ukraine 67:81, but finished first in Izmir. Ukraine won the initial game, but finished last.
Ukraine won the opening tip 12:2 and looked much better in the first period. The whistle closed the frame at 23:14 for Fratellos side. Philipp Schwetheim, Per Gunther and Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) reduced to 23:21 in the start of the second period but Ukraine erupted with 17-3 for a bigger lead. After 23-20 in the second period Ukraine had 46:32 halftime advantage. Kyrylo Fesenko scored for 52:38, whilst Oleksiy Pecherov and Denys Lukashov (190-G-89) closed the third frame at 67:48. Germany replied with 19-14 in the last stanza and did not mind losing the game.
Viacheslav Kravtsov top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Oleksiy Pecherov added 16. Steve Burtt (185-G-84, college: Iona) posted 12, while Denys Lukashov nailed 10. Tibor Pleiss and Jan-Hendrik Jagla (213-F-81, college: Penn St.) delivered 16 points each in defeat, while Heiko Schaffartzik (182-G-84) netted 10.

Ukraine NT: Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) 18, Oleksiy Pecherov 16, Steve Burtt 12, Denys Lukashov 10
Germany NT: Tibor Pleiss 16, Jan-Hendrik Jagla 16, Heiko Schaffartzik 10



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  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   


The hosts of the World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates - by Eurobasket News
China-United Arab Emirates 85:80

The hosts of the 2011 World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates. The last game of the first day saw 85:80 for China.
Both teams were tied at 7:7, before the guests took 27:24 after the first period. China pulled the lead back and grabbed 41:37 early in the second, while the board showed 48:37 for the home side at the halftime. China improved to 54:42, but United Arab Emirates cut it to 59:57 after thirty minutes. Only due to 26-23 in the last stanza, China managed to win the game.
Gu QuAn (203-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Li Yuanyu (206-C) added 16 points and 11 rebounds. REN Junwei netted 13, while Zhang ChunJun (198-C-87) added 12 points and 11 caroms. Rashed Al Zaabi answered with 27 points, while Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) notched 17. ALAMERI Omar delivered 14 and Husain Ahmed (180-G-89) posted 8.

China: Gu QuAn 25, Li Yuanyu 16+11 rebs,REN Junwei 13, Zhang ChunJun 12+11 rebs
United Arab Emirates: Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) 27, Khalifa Salem 17, ALAMERI Omar 14, Husain Ahmed 8



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  URUGUAY   


Venezuela tame Uruguay in Cordoba - by Eurobasket News
Venezuela - Uruguay 86:79

Venezuela entered the final game of Torneo Super 4 international tournament in Cordoba, Argentina. They held off Uruguay to set up exciting clash against Argentina. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) stepped up with 26 points to lead the charge. Uruguay will face Cuba for the third position tonight.
Venezuela and Uruguay got to a flying start. They scored eagerly in the opening period. Venezuela eked out a 25:23 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the lead in the second quarter. Venezuela arrived at halftime leading by 7 points 46:39. They stretched the margin even further in the third term. Venezuela enjoyed a 12-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Uruguay limited their opponents to 13 points in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. David Cubillan (183-PG-87, college: Marquette) accounted for 17 points, while Windi Graterol (204-C-86) produced 12 points and 9 boards in the winning case. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) responded with 25 points for Uruguay. Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) chipped in 15 points in defeat.

Venezuela: Greivis Vasquez 26, David Cubillan 17, Windi Graterol 12
Uruguay: Leandro Garcia Morales 25, Nicolas Borsellino 15



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  VENEZUELA   


Venezuela tame Uruguay in Cordoba - by Eurobasket News
Venezuela - Uruguay 86:79

Venezuela entered the final game of Torneo Super 4 international tournament in Cordoba, Argentina. They held off Uruguay to set up exciting clash against Argentina. Greivis Vasquez (198-PG-87, college: Maryland) stepped up with 26 points to lead the charge. Uruguay will face Cuba for the third position tonight.
Venezuela and Uruguay got to a flying start. They scored eagerly in the opening period. Venezuela eked out a 25:23 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the lead in the second quarter. Venezuela arrived at halftime leading by 7 points 46:39. They stretched the margin even further in the third term. Venezuela enjoyed a 12-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Uruguay limited their opponents to 13 points in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. David Cubillan (183-PG-87, college: Marquette) accounted for 17 points, while Windi Graterol (204-C-86) produced 12 points and 9 boards in the winning case. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) responded with 25 points for Uruguay. Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) chipped in 15 points in defeat.

Venezuela: Greivis Vasquez 26, David Cubillan 17, Windi Graterol 12
Uruguay: Leandro Garcia Morales 25, Nicolas Borsellino 15



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  WILLIAM JONES CUP   


Iran will defend their title against South Korea - by Eurobasket News
South Korea - Taiwan 90:85 (OT)
South Korea will play in the title game at William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwan in overtime drama tonight. Stevenson Cameron (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport, college: Richmond) stepped up with 28 points to lead the effort. South Korea will now take on the winner of Philippines vs. Iran clash.
South Korea entered the game in the status of favourites. They grabbed the lead early on and posted a 16:11 advantage at the first break. Taiwan however adjusted defensively and cut the deficit to just three points at halftime 23:26. The hosts went off the dressing room firing from all guns. Taiwan erupted for 29 points to take a 52:44 lead with one quarter remaining. But South Korea denied the deficit and drew things level at the end of regulation. The teams scored eagerly in the extra period but South Korea proved the difference scoring 19 points and celebrating victory at the end. Kim Yong-Hwan (195-F-84) delivered 14 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Chen Hsin-An (196-G/F-80) answered with 22 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Taiwan. Tsung-Hsien Chang (192-G-88) and Lee Hsueh-Lin (176-PG-84) finished with 12 points apiece in the defeat.

South Korea: Stevenson Cameron 28, Kim Yong-Hwan 14, Kim Joo-Sung 12
Taiwan: Chen Hsin-An 22, Tsung-Hsien Chang 12, Lee Hsueh-Lin 12

Iran - Philippines 78:59
Iran will face South Korea in the championship game at William Jones Cup. The defending champions overcame Philippines to enter Final. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) stepped up with 36 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Hamed Haddadi and Iran dominated in the opening frame. They registered a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second period. Iran ensured a 36:27 halftime advantage. Iran deepened the damage in the third term. The reigning champions stretched the lead to comfortable 18 points with ten minutes to go 56:38. Philippines never recovered in the fourth period as Iran cruised to the victory. Oshin Sahakian (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10) produced 16 points, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) netted 9 points in the win. Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) replied with 16 points for Philippines. Andy Barroca (176-F/C-86) and Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 36, Oshin Sahakian 16, Javad Davari 9
Philippines: Marcus Douthit 16, Andy Barroca 10, Marcio Lassiter 10



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES   


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Shenzhen - by Eurobasket News
GROUP A
China-United Arab Emirates 85:80

The hosts of the 2011 World University Games started the campaign with the win over United Arab Emirates. The last game of the first day saw 85:80 for China.
Both teams were tied at 7:7, before the guests took 27:24 after the first period. China pulled the lead back and grabbed 41:37 early in the second, while the board showed 48:37 for the home side at the halftime. China improved to 54:42, but United Arab Emirates cut it to 59:57 after thirty minutes. Only due to 26-23 in the last stanza, China managed to win the game.

Gu QuAn (203-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Li Yuanyu (206-C) added 16 points and 11 rebounds. REN Junwei netted 13, while Zhang ChunJun (198-C-87) added 12 points and 11 caroms. Rashed Al Zaabi answered with 27 points, while Khalifa Salem (175-G-91) notched 17. ALAMERI Omar delivered 14 and Husain Ahmed (180-G-89) posted 8.

China:
Gu QuAn 25, Li Yuanyu 16+11 rebs,REN Junwei 13, Zhang ChunJun 12+11 rebs
United Arab Emirates:
Rashed Al Zaabi (188-G-88) 27, Khalifa Salem 17, ALAMERI Omar 14, Husain Ahmed 8

Germany-Czech Republic 66:63 OT
Germany needed overtime to win their opener at the Universiade 2011. The team overcame Czech Republic 66:63 at Shenzhen, China.
Germany won the opening tip at the Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium Field 1. They increased to 23:13 at the end of the frame and had 29:20 after 15 minutes in the court. Czech Republic meanwhile bounced back with 15-8 in the second quarter and reduced to 31:28 at the halftime. Moreover the latter tied the game at 35:35 in the middle of the third period and grabbed 42:40 entering the fourth period. Both teams were tied at 55:55 and needed to find out the winner in overtime. Due to 11-8 in it Germany took the first victory.

Karsten Tadda (189-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with 16 points and Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89) notched 14. Andreas Seiferth (206-F/C-89) delivered 12, while Nicolai Simon (191-G-87) netted 6. Patrik Auda (205-F-89) poured in 16 points in defeat and Tomas Macela (179-G-88) as well as Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) added 11 each. Vojtech Hruban (200-F-89) followed them with 10 points each in the losing case.

Germany:
Karsten Tadda 16, Stefan Schmidt 14, Andreas Seiferth 12, Nicolai Simon 6
Czech Republic:
Patrik Auda 16, Tomas Macela 11, Jiri Slavik 11, Vojtech Hruban 10



Brazil-Romania 77:74 OT


Brazil outscored Romania in one of the last games in Day 1 of the University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both teams struggled hard and needed overtime to find out the winner. Brazil needed 7-4 in extra 5 minutes to seal the victory as it became the third overtime in Day 1.
Romania won the first period 17:15, but failed in the second frame. The team from Latin America produced a 20-10 surge to take 35:27 at the halftime. Romania reduced to 39:36 after 25 minutes in the court and tied the game at 70:70 at the end of the fourth stanza. In overtime Brazil grabbed the win due to 7-4 in it.

Ralfi Ansaloni (211-C-87) paced all the winners with 15 points and MACHADO Michael netted 14. Andre Goes (195-G/F-87) (195-G/F-87) produced 12, while Rafael Stabile (192-G/F-88) notched 10. Vlad Moldoveanu (208-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and Andrei Mandache (190-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as well as Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) added 14 apiece.

Brazil:
Ralfi Ansaloni 15, MACHADO Michael 14, Andre Goes 12, Rafael Stabile 10
Romania:
Vlad Moldoveanu 25, Andrei Mandache 14, Titus Nicoara 14

GROUP B
Canada - Turkey 85:75 OT
Canada posted the first win at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen. They held off Turkey in overtime thriller in Group B.
Cole Hobin (198-G-89) knocked down 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the North American team.
The lead changed hands throughout the opening quarter. Turkey posted a 24:20 lead at the first break. The Turkish team maintained the lead throughout the starting stanza. They established a 41:36 halftime buffer. But Canada turned things around in the third term. The North American side pulled in front and entered the fourth period up by four points 58:54. Turkey tipped off the fourth quarter on a 14:2 run to take an 8-point advantage. However Canada erased the deficit and forced overtime. Canada limited Turkey to only two points in the extra period and sealed the victory at the end.
Warren Ward (196-G) and Tyson Hinz (198-F) accounted for 15 points each. Birkan Batuk (197-F-90) responded with 23 points for Turkey. Ibrahim Yildirim (188-G-90) netted 14 points in the loss.

Canada:
Cole Hobin 16+10 boards, Warren Ward 15, Tyson Hinz 15
Turkey:
Birkan Batuk 23, Ibrahim Yildirim 14


Serbia - Australia 72:67

Serbia recorded the first win at the World University Games in Shenzhen. They shot down Australia for the opening win in Group B.
Marko Ljubicic (195-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 17 points each to lead the effort.
Serbia totally dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 16:7 lead after ten minutes. Australia opened the second frame on an 11:3 run to narrow the deficit. But Serbia picked up the tempo and raced to a 31:21 halftime lead. The European side kept their opponents at bay throughout the third quarter. They established a 49:41 lead with ten minutes remaining. The Aussies cut the deficit in the final period but Serbia hung on to celebrate the initial win at the tournament.
Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) provided 13 points in the victory. Trian Iliadis (190-G-89) responded with 14 points for Australia. Clint Steindl (200-F-89) netted 11 points in defeat.

Serbia:
Marko Ljubicic 17, Vladimir Stimac 17, Mladen Jeremic 13
Australia:
Trian Iliadis 14, Clint Steindl 11



GROUP C

Lithuania - Philippines 108:59

Lithuania ensured a perfect start of their 2011 World University Games campaign. They stormed past Philippines in Group C.
Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge.
Lithuania exploded with 30 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. Philippines did not allow Lithuania to clear off in the second period. The Asian team trailed by eight points 44:52 at halftime. But the Baltic team gradually boosted the gap in the third frame. They registered a 76:55 lead with one quarter remaining. Lithuania opened the fourth quarter on a 14:4 rally and never looked back en route to the victory.
Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) produced 16 points, while Gediminas Zyle (209-C-88) and Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) netted 14 points each in the win. Juliane and Fajardo responded with 16 points apiece for Philippines. Robinson Mohammad netted 9 points in the defeat.

Lithuania:
Gediminas Orelikas 29, Edgaras Stanionis 16, Gediminas Zyle 14, Julius Jucikas 14
Philippines: Kelvin Juliane 16, June Fajardo 16, Robinson Mohammad 9



Ukraine - Japan 85:67

Ukraine celebrated the first win at the 2011 World University Games. They overcame Japanese team in Group C.
Igor Zaitsev (211-F/C-89) stepped up with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine opened the game with a 16:1 run. They posted a 26:5 lead after ten minutes. The margin kept on growing in the second quarter. Ukraine recorded a 50:20 halftime advantage. But Japan tipped off the second half on a 19:9 run to narrow the gap. The Asian team got within 19 points at the final break. But Ukraine regained control in the final frame and rallied to the victory at the end. Pavlo Burenko (188-G-90) and Dmytro Khodov (203-F-87) provided 13 points apiece in the win. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) delivered game-high 23 points for Japan. Takatoshi Furukawa (190-G/F-87) and Yuya Nagayoshi (196-C-91) netted 10 points each in the loss.

Ukraine:
Igor Zaitsev 18+14 boards, Pavlo Burenko 13, Dmytro Khodov 13
Japan:
Kosuke Kanamaru 23, Takatoshi Furukawa 10, Yuya Nagayoshi 10

Russia - New Zealand 78:42
Russia posted the opening win at the 2011 World University Games. They thumped New Zealand in Shenzhen.
Petr Gubanov (207-C-87) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
Russia cleared off late in the starting quarter. They posted a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. New Zealand cut the deficit to 6 points midway through the second frame but Russia managed to record a 34:25 halftime buffer. The Russian side tipped off the second half on a 10:2 run. They arrived at the final break leading by 19 points 55:34. Russia did not slow in the fourth quarter outscoring the Kiwis 23:8.
Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) nailed 12 points, while Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87) had 11 points in the victory. Marco Alexander responded with 17 points for New Zealand. Dion Prewster (195-G/F-91, college: Stephen F. Austin) and Justin Richard Edwards (197-F-90) had 8 points in the loss.

Russia:
Petr Gubanov 20, Ivan Nelyubov 12, Anatoly Kashirov 11
New Zealand:
Marco Alexander 17, Dion Prewster 8, Justin Richard Edwards 8


GROUP D

USA - Mexico 108:67

USA got to a flying start at 2011 World University Games. They dismantled Mexico for the opening win in Group D.
Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Mexico recorded a 24:22 lead at the first intermission. But the USA gradually took over. The North American team recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. The United States team cleared off in the third quarter. They raced to a comfortable 74:53 cushion at the final break. USA never looked back in the fourth quarter and rallied to a confident win at the end.
Trevor Mbakwe (6'8''-F-89) netted 12 points, while Marcus Denmon (6'3''-G) added 11 points in the victory. Gabriel Giron (6'4''-F-88) responded with 13 points for Mexico. Francisco Cruz (6'3''-G) netted 11 points in the loss.

USA:
Ashton Gibbs 20, Trevor Mbakwe 12, Marcus Denmon 11
Mexico:
Gabriel Giron 13, Francisco Cruz 11






South Korea-Finland 92:71

South Korea edged Finland at the Pingshan Sports Center at their start of the Universiade. The Asian team won 92:71 in Group D of the campaign.
Although Korea started the game with 12:6, the European team won the opening period 20:17. The board showed 30:28 midway through the second frame and the Asian team improved to 44:37 at the halftime. Moreover they increased to 60:47 after 25 minutes in the court and had 73:53 after thirty minutes of the game. South Korea had the biggest lead at 21 points just at the end of the game. Finland led 5 points as the biggest lead in the game.
LEE Jung Hyun stepped up with 31 points and
Jang Jaeseok (202-C-91) netted 17. PARK Jaehyun scored 16, while Lee Seounghyun (201-C-92) notched 11. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) answered with19 points in defeat and Petri Heinonen (207-F/C-88) nailed 10.

South Korea: LEE Jung Hyun 31,
Jang Jaeseok 17, PARK Jaehyun 16, Lee Seounghyun 11
Finland:
Antti Kanervo 19, Petri Heinonen 10





Israel - Hungary 67:60

Israel registered the first win at the World University Games. They prevailed against Hungary in Group D. Gilad Karni (195-F/G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners.
Hungary ensured the better start. They led 20:16 after ten minutes of action. But Israel opened the second frame on a 9:0 run to surge ahead. Israel posted a 38:30 halftime advantage. Israel opened a double-digit lead midway through the third term. They secured a 54:43 lead with one period remaining. Israel maintained the lead throughout the fourth period shielding off any comeback efforts from Hungary.
Ben Rice (195-F-90) contributed 14 points, while Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-G-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points in the victory. Peter Szabo (183-G-89) answered with 14 points for Hungary. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) netted 12 points in the loss.

Israel:
Gilad Karni 15+10 boards, Ben Rice 14, Yoad Bet-Yosef 12
Hungary:
Peter Szabo 14, Ferdinand Morgen 12




Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Germany1-0
2. Brazil1-0
3. China1-0
4. Czech Rep.0-1
5. Romania0-1
6. United Ara.0-1
Group B
1. Canada1-0
2. Serbia1-0
3. Hong Kong0-0
4. S.Africa0-0
5. Australia0-1
6. Turkey0-1
Group C
1. Lithuania1-0
2. Russia1-0
3. Ukraine1-0
4. N.Zealand0-1
5. Philippine.0-1
6. Japan0-1
Group D
1. Israel1-0
2. S.Korea1-0
3. USA1-0
4. Mexico0-1
5. Finland0-1
6. Hungary0-1




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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


WSBL: Norwood ruffles Hawks' feathers as Eagles take game one - by Eurobasket News
Samantha Norwood (188-F/C-89, college: Stony Brook) has put in an MVP-calibre performance to lead the Australian Central East Perth Eagles to a 75 66 victory over the Total Connections Perry Lakes Hawks in game one of their best-of-three semi-final series.

The West Coast Waves forward finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds in the game at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on Friday night to put East Perth within one win of the women's State Basketball League Grand Final, where they would face Willetton or Wanneroo.

The game was defensive orientated from the tip off with neither team scoring for the first two minutes until Gabby Clayton reeled of the first five points of the game to give the Hawks the opening advantage.

It took the Eagles until almost the six minute mark to register their first score through Norwood, who went on to score six of the next 10 points as the Eagles got on a roll and found themselves with a five point lead. The Hawks then hit the next five points to tie it up at 10, but East Perth went to quarter-time up by four.

Chelsea Boyanich opened the scoring in the second quarter for the Hawks to cut the lead to just two, but the Eagles managed to trade baskets with the Hawks to keep themselves just in front until Rosie Tobin converted on a thee point play to give the Hawks a one point lead.

Down the other end of the court Melissa Winfield (78) converted a three point play of her own to give the Eagles a two point lead, a lead they stretched to four and held onto for the latter half of the quarter. The Eagles made a run nearing half-time and extended their lead to 35-27 at the break.

At the half, Norwood was leading the way for the Eagles with 10 points and eight rebounds, with Kate Fielding and Nicole Jorre De St Jorre contributing six points apiece.

Clayton and Boyanich had seven points each for the visitors with Tobin keeping the Hawks on top in the rebound count with seven first half boards.

The Hawks lifted their intensity to start the second half with Boyd scoring four of the first five for the Hawks to see the Eagles lead close to three points. Perry Lakes chipped away at the Eagles until they levelled the scores at 40-all after four and a half minutes of play.

East Perth tried to get the lead back but the Hawks held tight, never letting the Eagles get the advantage until Norwood, with one minute to play, scored an inspired field goal and converted the free throw to give the Eagles a one point advantage.

When Elizabeth Cooke snuck in to score again for the Eagles they looked to be taking a three point lead into the last break until Tegan Walker made a lay-up on the buzzer to cut the Eagle lead to 55-54.

Walker scored again for the Hawks to open the fourth quarter and give them back the lead until Fielding scored six straight points for the Eagles, first a three point field goal to tie the game, then a tough lay-up and successful free throw to give her side a three point lead.

Norwood then converted a three point play to give East Perth a six point lead and a real chance of victory. The Hawks would not concede tough and Tanya Kelly reeled off a quick four points to get the Hawks within two.

But that was as close as the Hawks came, as Jorre De St Jorre made a clutch three point basket for the Eagles, forcing the Hawks to foul to stop the clock with Norwood making five free throws to make certain of the victory.

Boyd was a standout for the Hawks tallying 18 points and 12 rebounds, with Walker finishing with 10 points and Boyanich and Clayton both with nine.

Fielding finished the night with 14 points in support of Norwood and Jorre De St Jorre finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Despite her own outstanding performance, Norwood modestly played down her outstanding contribution.

'Weve come good at the right time, and as a team were taking the right options. Im really enjoying playing right now and I love my team mates,' she said.

Eagles Head Coach Anthony Fletcher said he was pleased with his side's resilience.

'Im very pleased with the girls game, we played as a team and when we were challenged we overcame those challenges. Now we must win away,' Fletcher said.

Game two will be played at the WA Basketball Centre next Saturday night, tip off at 7:30, with game three, if required, at the same venue Sunday with a 12:00 tip off.

Article by Leigh Dalton at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre
Courtesy of: SBL




WSBL: In-form Eagles swoop past Perry Lakes (Friday Night Wrap) - by Eurobasket News
East Perth Eagles are just one win away from qualifying for their first women's State Basketball League Grand Final after beating Perry Lakes Hawks in game one of the semi-finals.

The Eagles won the opening game of the best-of-three series 75-66 but still need to take one of two chances to beat the Hawks at the WA Basketball Centre next weekend.

West Coast Waves forward Sam Norwood set up victory for East Perth, finishing with 30 points, 17 rebounds and three steals.

Despite her impressive contribution, Norwood refused to take all the credit for the victory.

'Weve come good at the right time, and as a team were taking the right options. Im really enjoying playing right now,' she said.

The 21-year-old, who played in 20 WNBL games last year, was well supported by Kate Fielding (14 points and four assists).

Christine Boyd led Perry Lakes with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but her side must win both games next weekend to have the chance to reach the Grand Final for the 11th time from the past 14 seasons.

East Perth led at every change, but last year's runner-up provided strong resistance and led with eight minutes left in the game. But the Eagles finished the game on a 20-8 run to ensure victory.

The Eagles had only finished with more wins than losses twice in 21 seasons before this year, which coach Anthony Fletcher said showed reaching the Grand Final would be a tremendous achievement.

'Im very pleased with the girls game, we played as a team and when we were challenged we overcame those challenges,' he said.

The winner of the series between the Eagles and Hawks will face either Wanneroo or two-time defending champions Willetton in the Grand Final on August 26.

Article by Jacob Kagi
Courtesy of: WSBL



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  AUSTRIA - Women  


U18 Austria hands first loss to U18 UK in Group G - by Eurobasket News
U18 AUSTRIA - U18 UNITED KINGDOM 68-56

Austria handed first loss to United Kingdom in Group G. They celebrated 68-56 win for 2-2 record in this pool. On the other side, UK slipped to 3-1. Lisa Zderadicka (168-PG-94) was the leading player in victory with 20 points. Camilla Neumann (183-F-94) had 14 points and 6 rebounds, while Julia Pocksteiner (177-G-93) helped with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Rosie Hynes (172-PG-93) delivered 14 points. Kaitlyn Lewis (94) had 12 points and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-15, 11-15, 21-15, 25-11. Austria will meet Switzerland in the next game. UK will play against Luxembourg.

Austria: Lisa Zderadicka 20, Camilla Neumann 14+6 boards, Julia Pocksteiner 11
United Kingdom: Rosie Hynes 14, Kaitlyn Lewis 12+12 boards


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U18 Greece eliminates U18 Belarus 59-46 in the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 BELARUS - U18 GREECE 45-59

Greece crushed Belarus in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. Greece celebrated 59-45 win and will meet Finland in the Semis. Belarus will continue in Classification Round fighting for the fifth place. Their first rival will be Portugal. Artemis Spanou (190-F/C-93) shined in Greece with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (187-F-92) secured a great help adding 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Anastasia Slouka (182-G-93) had 9 pts, 10 rebs and 5 assists. In Belarus, Maryia Papova (183-F-94) was better than the others with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Katsiaryna Pratasevich (178-F/G-94) netted 8 pts. Quarters: 7-17, 14-15, 16-14, 8-13. Championship continues today.

Belarus: Maryia Papova 13+7 boards, Katsiaryna Pratasevich 8
Greece: Artemis Spanou 20+6 boards, Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi 16+6 boards, Anastasia Slouka 9+10 boards+5 as


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  BELGIUM - Women  


U16 Sweden starts with victory in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 SWEDEN - U16 BELGIUM 56-49

Sweden opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with 56-49 victory against Belgium. It means that Sweden has 1-0 in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Slovakia and Poland. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) was the leading player in victory with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Eriksson (164-PG-95) scored 13 points and Moa Lundqvist (182-F-95) added 8 pts, plus 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Ben Abdelkader was better than the others with 15 points. Their second scorer was Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) with 10 pts. Quarters: 14-7, 17-11, 11-17, 14-14. In Day Two, Sweden will meet Poland. Belgium will take on Slovakia.

Sweden: Gabriella Hanson 14+10 boards, Emma Eriksson 13, Moa Lundqvist 8+8 boards
Belgium: Ben Abdelkader 15, Julie Allemand 10


U16 Belgium celebrates first win in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Belgium - U16 Poland 69-40

Both teams failed in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Belgium trashed Poland yesterday 69-40 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group A. On the other side, Poland dropped to 0-2. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-F-95) was a key player for the winners with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-G/F-95) had 10 points and 7 assists, while Isabelle Medjo (181-C-95) added 9+8 and 8 boards. In defeat, Dominika Duraj (190-F-95) collected 8 points and 6 boards. Their second scorer was Magdalena Szajtauer (188-F-95) with just 6 points, but she pulled down 9 reboudns beside that. Quarters: 26-12, 21-11, 13-9, 9-8. In Day Three, Belgium will meet Slovakia. Poland will play against Sweden.

Belgium: An-Katrien Nauwelaers 22+6 boards, Hind Ben Abdelkader 10+7 as, Isabelle Medjo 9+8 boards
Poland: Dominika Duraj 8+6 boards, Magdalena Szajtauer 6+9 boards


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  BULGARIA - Women  


U18 Denmark too much for U18 Bulgaria, 70-45 - by Eurobasket News
U18 DENMARK - U18 BULGARIA 70-45

Denmark made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They cruised past Bulgaria 70-45 yesterday and will meet Germany tomorrow. The winner will end as No.9. On the other side, Bulgaria will play for 11th place against Norway. Elisabeth Hansen (175-G-93) stepped up for Denmark with 18 points. Anna Seilund (172-PG-93) had 15 pts, 8 boards and 6 assists, while Mathilde Fogelstrom (184-PG-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Kristina Peychinova (174-C-94) delivered 11 points. Radostina Dimitrova (175-F-94) had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Quarters: 22-12, 20-12, 16-11, 12-10. Both teams will take a rest today.

Denmark: Elisabeth Hansen 18, Anna Seilund 15+8 boards+6 as, Mathilde Fogelstrom 10+6 boards
Bulgaria: Kristina Peychinova 11, Radostina Dimitrova 6+8 boards


Bulgarian U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
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Kalina Aksentieva
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Borislava Hristova
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Yana Jekova
Jekova
Ivana Petrova
Petrova
Dayana Shtarkelova
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4 Iva Georgieva 172-F-96
5 Maria Kamburova 182-F-96
6 Kalina Aksentieva 182-F-95
7 Borislava Hristova 180-F-96
8 Elitsa Zhelyazkova 182-F-96
9 Viktoria Valchinova 165-PG-95
10 Teodora Dineva 175-G-96
11 Tanya Eneva 190-C-96
12 Yana Jekova 172-G/F-96
13 Ivana Petrova 180-F-95
14 Aleksandra Petrova 185-C-97
15 Dayana Shtarkelova 180-F-95 Rilski Sportist Bulgaria

Tsanko Tsankov Head Coach NSA Delta Bulgaria
Ventislav Getchev Assistant


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U18 Croatia heads to Semifinals in Miskolc - by Eurobasket News
U18 CROATIA - U18 ISRAEL 85-49

Croatia registered seventh straight win in Miskolc. It was a Quarterfinals game against Israel and Croatia made an easy 85-49 win. They will meet Latvia in the Semifinals. On the other side, Israel is eliminated and will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Hungary. Iva Cigic (174-PG-94) led the winners with 19 points and Ivana Blazevic (182-PG-93) helped with 13 points, plus 13 boards. Ruzica Dzankic (180-F/G-94) followed them with 12 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, May Dayan (168-PG-94) delivered 15 points. Their second scorer was Nof Kedem (170-G-94) with 11 pts. Quarters: 18-14, 30-12, 15-12, 22-11. Championship continues today.

Croatia: Iva Cigic 19, Ivana Blazevic 13+13 boards, Ruzica Dzankic 12+8 boards
Israel: May Dayan 15, Nof Kedem 11


U16 Greece too much for U16 Croatia, 68-56 - by Eurobasket News
U16 GREECE - U16 CROATIA 68-56

Greece opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with victory. They were too strong for Croatia 68-56 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group B. There are two more teams in this pool as well: Czech Republic and Russia. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Dimitra Tsavou (182-F-96) and Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) (5 rebs, 6 as) added 12 and 10 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) shined with 22 points and 11 rebs. Inja Butina (170-PG-95) and Ivana Matic (181-F-95) (9 rebs) netted 12 and 11 points. Quarters: 17-10, 14-8, 17-17, 20-21. In Game Two, Greece will meet Greece will meet Russia. Croatia will play against Czech Republic.

Greece: Anna Stamolamprou 19, Dimitra Tsavou 12, Eleni Kyratzi 10+5 boards+6 as
Croatia: Antonija Chiabov 22+11 boards, Inja Butina 12, Ivana Matic 11+9 boards


U16 Czech Republic beats U16 Croatia 74-68 - by Eurobasket News
U16 Croatia - U16 Czech Republic 68-74

Czech Republic registered first win at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Croatia 74-68 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group B. On the other side, Croatia dropped to 0-2. Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95) stepped up for the winners with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Klara Krivankova (183-F-96) had 14 points and 9 rebs, while Tereza Lancova (172-G-95) added 11 pts to this victory. In Croatia, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) was way better than the others with 25 points and 5 rebs. Ivana Matic (181-F-95) and Dana Saric (174-F-95) (7 rebs) scored 15 and 14 points respectively. Quarters: 20-17, 17-19, 12-22, 19-16. In the last day of the Preliminary Round Czech Republic will meet Greece. Croatia will play against Russia.

Croatia: Antonija Chiabov 25+5 boards, Ivana Matic 15, Dana Saric 14+7 boards
Czech Republic: Kamila Hoskova 21+5 boards, Klara Krivankova 14+9 boards, Tereza Lancova 11


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U16 Czech Republic beats U16 Croatia 74-68 - by Eurobasket News
U16 Croatia - U16 Czech Republic 68-74

Czech Republic registered first win at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Croatia 74-68 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group B. On the other side, Croatia dropped to 0-2. Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95) stepped up for the winners with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Klara Krivankova (183-F-96) had 14 points and 9 rebs, while Tereza Lancova (172-G-95) added 11 pts to this victory. In Croatia, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) was way better than the others with 25 points and 5 rebs. Ivana Matic (181-F-95) and Dana Saric (174-F-95) (7 rebs) scored 15 and 14 points respectively. Quarters: 20-17, 17-19, 12-22, 19-16. In the last day of the Preliminary Round Czech Republic will meet Greece. Croatia will play against Russia.

Croatia: Antonija Chiabov 25+5 boards, Ivana Matic 15, Dana Saric 14+7 boards
Czech Republic: Kamila Hoskova 21+5 boards, Klara Krivankova 14+9 boards, Tereza Lancova 11


U16 Russia cruises past U16 Czech Republic 51-39 - by Eurobasket News
U16 CZECH REPUBLIC - U16 RUSSIA 39-51

Russia started with victory at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They handed 51-39 loss to Czech Republic for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Participants of the same group are also Croatia and Greece. Polina Fedorova (188-F-95) led the winners with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Elizaveta Komarova (170-PG-95) and Yana Degtyarskaya (178-F-95) helped with 7 points each. On the other side, Czech Republic got 17 points and 6 boards from Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95). All other players had less than 6 pts. Quarters: 9-10, 6-15, 7-18, 17-8. In the next game Russia will meet Croatia. Czech Republic will play against Greece.

Czech Republic: Kamila Hoskova 17+6 boards
Russia: Polina Fedorova 12+9 boards, Elizaveta Komarova 7, Yana Degtyarskaya 7


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U18 Denmark too much for U18 Bulgaria, 70-45 - by Eurobasket News
U18 DENMARK - U18 BULGARIA 70-45

Denmark made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They cruised past Bulgaria 70-45 yesterday and will meet Germany tomorrow. The winner will end as No.9. On the other side, Bulgaria will play for 11th place against Norway. Elisabeth Hansen (175-G-93) stepped up for Denmark with 18 points. Anna Seilund (172-PG-93) had 15 pts, 8 boards and 6 assists, while Mathilde Fogelstrom (184-PG-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Kristina Peychinova (174-C-94) delivered 11 points. Radostina Dimitrova (175-F-94) had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Quarters: 22-12, 20-12, 16-11, 12-10. Both teams will take a rest today.

Denmark: Elisabeth Hansen 18, Anna Seilund 15+8 boards+6 as, Mathilde Fogelstrom 10+6 boards
Bulgaria: Kristina Peychinova 11, Radostina Dimitrova 6+8 boards


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16 - Women  


Division A: Day One in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Sweden - Belgium 56-49
Sweden opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with 56-49 victory against Belgium. It means that Sweden has 1-0 in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Slovakia and Poland. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) was the leading player in victory with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Eriksson (164-PG-95) scored 13 points and Moa Lundqvist (182-F-95) added 8 pts, plus 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Ben Abdelkader was better than the others with 15 points. Their second scorer was Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) with 10 pts. Quarters: 14-7, 17-11, 11-17, 14-14. In Day Two, Sweden will meet Poland. Belgium will take on Slovakia.

Poland - Slovakia 41-58
Slovakia had wonderful Day One at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They cruised past Poland 58-41 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Belgium and Sweden. Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) stepped up for the winners with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Nikola Dudasova (169-PG-95) had double-double of 13 points and 15 boards, while Terezia Palenikova (170-PG-95) helped with 13 pts. In defeat, Angelika Stankiewicz (170-G-95) had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Magdalena Pisera (176-G-95) and Monika Buczak (166-PG-95) scored 8 pts each. Quarters: 13-22, 16-7, 11-15, 1-14. In Day Two, Slovakia will meet Belgium. Poland will take on Sweden.

Group B
Greece - Croatia 68-56
Greece opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with victory. They were too strong for Croatia 68-56 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group B. There are two more teams in this pool as well: Czech Republic and Russia. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Dimitra Tsavou (182-F-96) and Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) (5 rebs, 6 as) added 12 and 10 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) shined with 22 points and 11 rebs. Inja Butina (170-PG-95) and Ivana Matic (181-F-95) (9 rebs) netted 12 and 11 points. Quarters: 17-10, 14-8, 17-17, 20-21. In Game Two, Greece will meet Greece will meet Russia. Croatia will play against Czech Republic.

Czech Republic - Russia 39-51
Russia started with victory at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They handed 51-39 loss to Czech Republic for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Participants of the same group are also Croatia and Greece. Polina Fedorova (188-F-95) led the winners with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Elizaveta Komarova (170-PG-95) and Yana Degtyarskaya (178-F-95) helped with 7 points each. On the other side, Czech Republic got 17 points and 6 boards from Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95). All other players had less than 6 pts. Quarters: 9-10, 6-15, 7-18, 17-8. In the next game Russia will meet Croatia. Czech Republic will play against Greece.

Group C
Italy - Spain 27-87
Spain demonstrated their power in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They destroyed Italy 87-27 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Finland and Hungary also compete in this pool. Marina Lizarazu (172-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 14 points. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) and Leticia Romero (174-F-95) (5 rebs) helped with 12 points each. In Italy, Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) was better than the others with 8 points. Their second scorer was Sofia Marangoni (174-PG-95) with just 5 pts. Quarters: 4-18, 6-18, 13-26, 4-25. In the next game Spain will play against Finland. Italy will take on Hungary.

Finland - Hungary 42-59
Hungary shined in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Finland 59-42 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Participants of the same pool are also Italy and Spain. Fanni Bodnar (178-F-95) led the winners with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Rebeka Mellar (172-G-96) (8 rebs) and Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. In defeat, Jenni Rantanen (171-G-95) top-scored with only 8 points. Jasmine Dolivo (165-PG-95) had one point less than her. Quarters: 11-12, 11-20, 8-11, 12-16. In the next game Hungary will meet Italy. Spain will play against Finland.

Group D
Serbia - Holland 61-68
Holland started U16 EuroBasket with victory. They outplayed Serbia 68-61 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group D. Participants of the same pool are also Turkey and France. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 16 points. Merlin Lammerink (186-C-95) had 12 points and 12 boards, while Emese Hof (188-C-96) added 11 pts, plus 10 rebs. In defeat, Sanja Mandic (177-G-95) collected 29 points and 6 rebounds. Duska Nikitovic (95) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 13-22, 16-19, 17-12, 15-15. In the next game Holland will meet Turkey. Serbia will play against France.

Turkey - France 60-59
Turkey grabbed 60-59 thriller win against France in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group D, together with Serbia and Holland. Three teams will advance to the next stage. Assitan Kone (191-F-95) was totally the best player in victory with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) helped with 9 points and 10 boards, while Laetitia Guapo (183-F-95) added 8 pts. Busra Akbas (168-PG-95) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds in loss. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) followed her with 12 pts and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-16, 17-12, 16-16, 16-15. In the next game Turkey will meet Holland. France will play against Serbia.


W-Standings - Div.A
Standings
Group A
1. Sweden2-0
2. Belgium1-1
3. Slovakia1-1
4. Poland0-2
Group B
1. Russia2-0
2. Czech Rep.1-1
3. Greece1-1
4. Croatia0-2
Group C
1. Spain2-0
2. Hungary1-1
3. Italy1-1
4. Finland0-2
Group D
1. Turkey2-0
2. France1-1
3. Holland1-1
4. Serbia0-2


Stats Leaders W - Group A
Points Per Game
 Sanja MANDIC
  (177-G-95)
  Avg: 29
 1. Mandic, SRB29.0 
 2. Chiabov, CRO22.0 
 3. Stamolamprou, GRE19.0 
 4. Hoskova, CZE17.0 
 5. de Jonge, NED16.0 
 6. Kone, FRA16.0 
 7. Bodnar, HUN15.0 
 8. Hruscakova, SVK14.0 
 9. Hanson, SWE14.0 
 10. Lizarazu, ESP14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola DUDASOVA
  (169-PG-95)
  Avg: 15
 1. Dudasova, SVK15.0 
 2. Lammerink, NED12.0 
 3. Hruscakova, SVK12.0 
 4. Coklar, TUR12.0 
 5. Menna, FIN11.0 
 6. Kone, FRA11.0 
 7. Chiabov, CRO11.0 
 8. Hof, NED10.0 
 9. Mirkovic, SWE10.0 
 10. Gaye, FRA10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Eleni KYRATZI
  (170-PG-95)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kyratzi, GRE6.0 
 2. Slim, NED5.0 
 3. Komarova, RUS5.0 
 4. Hanson, SWE4.0 
 5. Morateur, FRA4.0 
 6. Lindgren, SWE4.0 
 7. Allemand, BEL4.0 
 8. Bodnar, HUN3.0 
 9. Nagy, HUN3.0 
 10. Stamolamprou, GRE3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ariadna PUJOL
  (182-F-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pujol, ESP4.0 
 2. Trisic, SRB4.0 
 3. Duraj, POL4.0 
 4. Varga, HUN4.0 
 5. Mirkovic, SWE4.0 
 6. Mellar, HUN4.0 
 7. Allemand, BEL4.0 
 8. Devillers, FRA3.0 
 9. Kyratzi, GRE3.0 
 10. Borondy, HUN3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Karolina POBOZY
  (188-F-96)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pobozy, POL4.0 
 2. Magarity, SWE2.0 
 3. Medjo, BEL2.0 
 4. Bernard, BEL2.0 
 5. Opocenska, CZE2.0 
 6. Gaye, FRA2.0 
 7. Shchetina, RUS2.0 
 8. Lundqvist, SWE2.0 
 9. Zarevuckaa, SVK2.0 
 10. Chiabov, CRO2.0 


Standings - Div.B - by Eurobasket News
Standings Div.B
Group A
1. Portugal2-0
2. Ukraine1-1
3. Latvia1-1
4. Luxembourg.0-2
Group B
1. U.Kingdom1-0
2. Slovenia1-0
3. Belarus0-0
4. Estonia0-2
Group C
1. Lithuania2-0
2. Romania1-1
3. Bulgaria1-1
4. Israel0-2
Group D
1. Germany2-0
2. Denmark1-1
3. Switzerlan.1-1
4. Ireland0-2


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Standings - Division B - by Eurobasket News
Standings Div.B
Group E
1. Croatia5-0
2. Belarus4-1
3. Hungary3-2
4. Portugal2-3
5. Germany1-4
6. Bulgaria0-5
Group F
1. Finland5-0
2. Latvia3-2
3. Greece3-2
4. Israel3-2
5. Denmark1-4
6. Norway0-5
Group Places 13-16
1. U.Kingdom3-1
2. Luxembourg3-1
3. Austria2-2
4. Switzerland0-4


Div.B Stats Leaders - by Greg
Points Per Game
 Lena HETTO
  (184-F-93)
  Avg: 24
 1. Hetto, LUX24.0 
 2. Spanou, GRE18.9 
 3. Austgulen, NOR17.9 
 4. Iiskola, FIN17.7 
 5. Tikvic, CRO17.4 
 6. Holopainen, FIN17.0 
 7. Jesus, POR15.1 
 8. Juvonen, FIN15.0 
 9. Seilund, DEN13.7 
 10. Szabo, HUN13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christina GASKIN
  (188-F/C-93)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Gaskin, ENG11.5 
 2. McCarthy, NOR11.3 
 3. Lagzdina, LAT10.9 
 4. Tikvic, CRO10.8 
 5. Spanou, GRE10.0 
 6. Hetto, LUX8.7 
 7. Papova, BLR8.6 
 8. Szamosi, HUN7.6 
 9. Holopainen, FIN7.4 
 10. Tyutyundzhie., B.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Anette JUVONEN
  (170-G-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Juvonen, FIN3.5 
 2. Zderadicka, AUT3.0 
 3. Dayan, ISR2.9 
 4. Almeida, POR2.7 
 5. Sikiric, CRO2.7 
 6. Czirjak, HUN2.7 
 7. Kantara, GRE2.6 
 8. Seilund, DEN2.4 
 9. Levi, ISR2.4 
 10. Kedem, ISR2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Fanni SZABO
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Szabo, HUN3.3 
 2. Almeida, POR3.0 
 3. Chatzigiakou., GRE2.9 
 4. Tikvic, CRO2.8 
 5. Reine, LAT2.6 
 6. Cigic, CRO2.4 
 7. Lipinskaya, BLR2.3 
 8. Bedretdin, FIN2.3 
 9. Jesus, POR2.3 
 10. Weisbort, ISR2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christina GASKIN
  (188-F/C-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gaskin, ENG2.5 
 2. Tikvic, CRO2.2 
 3. Chatzigiakou., GRE1.9 
 4. Breivik, NOR1.7 
 5. Dimitrova, BUL1.4 
 6. Tyutyundzhie., BUL1.3 
 7. Kalenta, BLR1.3 
 8. Judit, HUN1.1 
 9. Fouraki, GRE0.9 
 10. Szamosi, HUN0.9 


Division B: Quarterfinals in Miskolc - by Eurobasket News
Quarterfinals

Croatia - Israel
85-49
Croatia registered seventh straight win in Miskolc. It was a Quarterfinals game against Israel and Croatia made an easy 85-49 win. They will meet Latvia in the Semifinals. On the other side, Israel is eliminated and will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Hungary. Iva Cigic (174-PG-94) led the winners with 19 points and Ivana Blazevic (182-PG-93) helped with 13 points, plus 13 boards. Ruzica Dzankic (180-F/G-94) followed them with 12 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, May Dayan (168-PG-94) delivered 15 points. Their second scorer was Nof Kedem (170-G-94) with 11 pts. Quarters: 18-14, 30-12, 15-12, 22-11. Championship continues today.

Finland - Portugal 82-62
Finland eliminated Portugal 82-62 in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. It means that Finland advanced to Semis where they will meet Greece. On the other side, Portugal will be transferred to Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Belarus. Annika Holopainen (186-F/C-93) led the winners with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Evita Iiskola (182-F-93) had 21 points and 11 boards, while Anette Juvonen (170-G-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Joana Canastra (173-G-94) delivered 19 points. Their second scorer was Joana Jesus (173-G-93) with 18 pts. Quarters: 22-18, 20-21, 21-11, 19-12. Championship continues today.

Belarus - Greece 45-59
Greece crushed Belarus in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. Greece celebrated 59-45 win and will meet Finland in the Semis. Belarus will continue in Classification Round fighting for the fifth place. Their first rival will be Portugal. Artemis Spanou (190-F/C-93) shined in Greece with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (187-F-92) secured a great help adding 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Anastasia Slouka (182-G-93) had 9 pts, 10 rebs and 5 assists. In Belarus, Maryia Papova (183-F-94) was better than the others with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Katsiaryna Pratasevich (178-F/G-94) netted 8 pts. Quarters: 7-17, 14-15, 16-14, 8-13. Championship continues today.

Latvia - Hungary 80-59
Latvia exploded last night in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. They cruised past Hungary 80-59 and will meet Croatia in the Semis. Hungary is eliminated and they will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. In the first game Hungary will meet Israel. Agate Geka (169-G-93) netted 17 points for Latvia. Ance Aizsila (172-G-94) had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Renate Reine (176-G-94) also scored 14 pts in this win. In the loosing squad, Noemi Czirjak (180-PG-93) was better than the others with 19 points and 5 assists. Barnai Judit (188-C-94) (6 rebs) and Fanni Szabo (181-G-94) (6 rebs) followed with 11 and 10 points respectively. Quarters: 18-26, 21-15, 16-9, 25-9. Championship continues today.

Places 9-12
Germany - Norway 89-50
Germany made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They destroyed Norway yesterday 89-50. If Germany wants to end as No.9 they will have to beat Denmark tomorrow. On the other side, Norway will meet Bulgaria. The winner of that game will take 11th place. Sophie Eder (178-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Elisabeth Dzirma (179-G-94) had 12 points, while Fanny Szittya (170-PG-94) helped with 10 points and 8 boards. In defeat, Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) shined with 21 points. Julie McCarthy (186-C-93) collected 12 points and 9 rebounds in this loss. Quarters: 24-15, 23-14, 16-15, 26-6. Both teams will take a rest today.

Denmark - Bulgaria 70-45
Denmark made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They cruised past Bulgaria 70-45 yesterday and will meet Germany tomorrow. The winner will end as No.9. On the other side, Bulgaria will play for 11th place against Norway. Elisabeth Hansen (175-G-93) stepped up for Denmark with 18 points. Anna Seilund (172-PG-93) had 15 pts, 8 boards and 6 assists, while Mathilde Fogelstrom (184-PG-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Kristina Peychinova (174-C-94) delivered 11 points. Radostina Dimitrova (175-F-94) had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Quarters: 22-12, 20-12, 16-11, 12-10. Both teams will take a rest today.

Places 13-16
Luxembourg - Switzerland 72-56
Luxembourg registered third victory in Group G in Miskolc. They cruised past Switzerland 72-56 joining UK on top of this pool with 3-1 record. On the other side, Switzerland stays winless with 0-4. Lena Hetto (184-F-93) once again exploded with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Lynn Kauffmann (174-PG-94) scored 17 points and Jana Putz (170-G-93) followed with 10. In Switzerland, Alix Rieder (168-PG-93) was better than the others with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Tamara Detraz (178-G-94) had 12 points and 5 boards in this defeat. Quarters: 14-9, 19-24, 24-8, 15-15. Luxembourg will meet United Kingdom in the next game. Switzerland will play against Austria.

Austria - United Kingdom 68-56
Austria handed first loss to United Kingdom in Group G. They celebrated 68-56 win for 2-2 record in this pool. On the other side, UK slipped to 3-1. Lisa Zderadicka (168-PG-94) was the leading player in victory with 20 points. Camilla Neumann (183-F-94) had 14 points and 6 rebounds, while Julia Pocksteiner (177-G-93) helped with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Rosie Hynes (172-PG-93) delivered 14 points. Kaitlyn Lewis (94) had 12 points and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-15, 11-15, 21-15, 25-11. Austria will meet Switzerland in the next game. UK will play against Luxembourg.


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  FINLAND - Women  


U16 Spain improves to 2-0 in Group C - by Eurobasket News
U16 Spain - U16 Finland 100-27

Spain demonstrated another great performance in Cagliari. They smashed Finland 100-27 for 2-0 record in Group C and thanks to this win Spain already booked a ticket for the Qualifying Round. Finland dropped to 0-2, but still has a chance to reach the next stage. Maria Arrojo (186-F-85) led Spain with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) scored 12 points, while Maria Mongomo (174-F-95) (6 rebs) and Marina Lizarazu (172-F-95) added 10 points each. Finland did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Moona Hamalainen (184-F/C-95) was their best player with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Quarters: 22-12, 25-7, 27-4, 26-4. In Day Three, Spain will meet Hungary. Finland will take on Italy in do-or-die game.

Spain: Maria Arrojo 18+7 boards, Ariadna Pujol 12, Maria Mongomo 10+6 boards, Marina Lizarazu 10
Finland: Moona Hamalainen 8+5 boards


U16 Hungary hands 59-42 loss to U16 Finland in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 FINLAND - U16 HUNGARY 42-59

Hungary shined in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Finland 59-42 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Participants of the same pool are also Italy and Spain. Fanni Bodnar (178-F-95) led the winners with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Rebeka Mellar (172-G-96) (8 rebs) and Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. In defeat, Jenni Rantanen (171-G-95) top-scored with only 8 points. Jasmine Dolivo (165-PG-95) had one point less than her. Quarters: 11-12, 11-20, 8-11, 12-16. In the next game Hungary will meet Italy. Spain will play against Finland.

Finland: Jenni Rantanen 8, Jasmine Dolivo 7
Hungary: Fanni Bodnar 15+7 boards, Rebeka Mellar 12+8 boards, Dora Nagy 11


U18 Finland advances to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 FINLAND - U18 PORTUGAL 82-62

Finland eliminated Portugal 82-62 in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. It means that Finland advanced to Semis where they will meet Greece. On the other side, Portugal will be transferred to Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Belarus. Annika Holopainen (186-F/C-93) led the winners with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Evita Iiskola (182-F-93) had 21 points and 11 boards, while Anette Juvonen (170-G-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Joana Canastra (173-G-94) delivered 19 points. Their second scorer was Joana Jesus (173-G-93) with 18 pts. Quarters: 22-18, 20-21, 21-11, 19-12. Championship continues today.

Finland: Annika Holopainen 23+8 boards, Evita Iiskola 21+11 boards, Anette Juvonen 10+6 boards
Portugal: Joana Canastra 19, Joana Jesus 18


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  FRANCE - Women  


U16 France too much for U16 Serbia, 83-64 - by Eurobasket News
U16 France - U16 Serbia 83-64

France outplayed Serbia 83-64 for the first victory in Caglari. France improved to 1-1 and they are very close to reach the next stage now. On the other side, Serbia drooped to 0-2 in Group D. Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) was a key player for the winners with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) had 14 points and 11 boards, while Clementine Morateur (175-PG-95) added 11 pts. In Serbia, Aleksandra Crvendakic (187-C/F-96) was better than the others with 19 points, plus 5 boards. Mirjana Ristic (95) had 15 pts and 7 rebounds in this defeat. Quarters: 16-17, 23-15, 23-15, 21-17. In Day Three, France will meet Holland. Serbia will take on Turkey.

France: Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi 23+14 boards, Aby Gaye 14+11 boards, Clementine Morateur 11
Serbia: Aleksandra Crvendakic 19+5 boards, Mirjana Ristic 15+7 boards


U16 Turkey grabs 60-59 win against U16 France - by Eurobasket News
U16 Turkey - U16 France 60-59

Turkey grabbed 60-59 thriller win against France in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group D, together with Serbia and Holland. Three teams will advance to the next stage. Assitan Kone (191-F-95) was totally the best player in victory with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) helped with 9 points and 10 boards, while Laetitia Guapo (183-F-95) added 8 pts. Busra Akbas (168-PG-95) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds in loss. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) followed her with 12 pts and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-16, 17-12, 16-16, 16-15. In the next game Turkey will meet Holland. France will play against Serbia.

Turkey: Assitan Kone 16+11 boards, Aby Gaye 9+10 boards, Laetitia Guapo 8
France: Busra Akbas 13+7 boards, Hulya Coklar 12+12 boards


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  GERMANY - Women  


German U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
German U16 National Team 2011
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Emma lina Stach
Stach
Noemie Rouault
Rouault
Alina Hartmann
Hartmann
Anneke Schluter
Schluter
#e#4
4 Emma lina Stach 175-PG-96 Rotenburg/Sch Germany
5 Nele Aha 170-PG-96
6 Anneke Schluter 171-PG-95
7 Mareike Muller 180-G-95
8 Leonie Edringer 182-F-95
9 Chantal Neuwald 180-G-95
10 Maj Vom Hofe 178-F-96
11 Ama Degbeon 183-F-95
12 Noemie Rouault 180-F-95
13 Lisa Janko 184-F-96
14 Alina Hartmann 182-F-95 Bamberg Germany
15 Henriette Link 177-F-95

Patrick Bar Head Coach
Janet Fowler-Michel Assistant


U18 Germany destroys U18 Norway 89-50 in Miskolc - by Eurobasket News
U18 GERMANY - U18 NORWAY 89-50

Germany made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They destroyed Norway yesterday 89-50. If Germany wants to end as No.9 they will have to beat Denmark tomorrow. On the other side, Norway will meet Bulgaria. The winner of that game will take 11th place. Sophie Eder (178-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Elisabeth Dzirma (179-G-94) had 12 points, while Fanny Szittya (170-PG-94) helped with 10 points and 8 boards. In defeat, Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) shined with 21 points. Julie McCarthy (186-C-93) collected 12 points and 9 rebounds in this loss. Quarters: 24-15, 23-14, 16-15, 26-6. Both teams will take a rest today.

Germany: Sophie Eder 20, Elisabeth Dzirma 12, Fanny Szittya 10+8 boards
Norway: Stine Austgulen 21, Julie McCarthy 12+9 boards


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  GREECE - Women  


U16 Greece too much for U16 Croatia, 68-56 - by Eurobasket News
U16 GREECE - U16 CROATIA 68-56

Greece opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with victory. They were too strong for Croatia 68-56 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group B. There are two more teams in this pool as well: Czech Republic and Russia. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Dimitra Tsavou (182-F-96) and Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) (5 rebs, 6 as) added 12 and 10 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) shined with 22 points and 11 rebs. Inja Butina (170-PG-95) and Ivana Matic (181-F-95) (9 rebs) netted 12 and 11 points. Quarters: 17-10, 14-8, 17-17, 20-21. In Game Two, Greece will meet Greece will meet Russia. Croatia will play against Czech Republic.

Greece: Anna Stamolamprou 19, Dimitra Tsavou 12, Eleni Kyratzi 10+5 boards+6 as
Croatia: Antonija Chiabov 22+11 boards, Inja Butina 12, Ivana Matic 11+9 boards


U18 Greece eliminates U18 Belarus 59-46 in the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 BELARUS - U18 GREECE 45-59

Greece crushed Belarus in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. Greece celebrated 59-45 win and will meet Finland in the Semis. Belarus will continue in Classification Round fighting for the fifth place. Their first rival will be Portugal. Artemis Spanou (190-F/C-93) shined in Greece with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (187-F-92) secured a great help adding 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Anastasia Slouka (182-G-93) had 9 pts, 10 rebs and 5 assists. In Belarus, Maryia Papova (183-F-94) was better than the others with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Katsiaryna Pratasevich (178-F/G-94) netted 8 pts. Quarters: 7-17, 14-15, 16-14, 8-13. Championship continues today.

Belarus: Maryia Papova 13+7 boards, Katsiaryna Pratasevich 8
Greece: Artemis Spanou 20+6 boards, Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi 16+6 boards, Anastasia Slouka 9+10 boards+5 as


U16 Russia stays unbeaten in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Russia - U16 Greece 61-52

Russia jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group B and already secured a ticket for the next stage. They handed 61-52 loss to Greece in Day Two of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. It was the first defeat for Greece, who has 1-1 record now. Ekaterina Ilinova (178-G) top-scored for the winners with 14 points. Yuliya Chaykovskaya (173-G-95) had 13 points and 8 rebs, while Ekaterina Safonova (165-PG-95) added 13 pts. In Greece, Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) delivered 19 points. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) was behind her with four points less. Quarters: 22-14, 10-6, 15-23, 14-9. In Day Three, Russia will meet Croatia. Greece will play against Czech Republic.

Russia: Ekaterina Ilinova 14, Yuliya Chaykovskaya 13+8 boards, Ekaterina Safonova 13
Greece: Eleni Kyratzi 19, Anna Stamolamprou 15


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  HOLLAND - Women  


U16 Turkey keeps perfect score in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Holland - U16 Turkey 46-57

Turkey jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group D and already booked a spot for the next stage in Cagliari. They handed 57-46 loss to Holland in Day Two of the competition. Holland dropped to 1-1 after this defeat. Ezgi Manlaci (175-G-96) shined for the winners with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Nurcan Basaran (176-F-95) also scored 14 pts, but to got with 5 boards, while Basak Altunbey (187-C-96) helped with 9 points and 6 rebs. In defeat, Emese Hof (188-C-96) had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Isabella Slim (181-F-95) followed with 13 pts and 5 rebs. Quarters: 11-19, 11-12, 16-11, 8-15. In Day Three, Turkey will meet Serbia. Holland will take on France.

Holland: Emese Hof 13+9 boards, Isabella Slim 13+5 boards
Turkey: Ezgi Manlaci 14+9 boards, Nurcan Basaran 14+5 boards, Basak Altunbey 9+6 boards


U16 Holland outplays U16 Serbia 68-61 - by Eurobasket News
U16 SERBIA - U16 HOLLAND 61-68

Holland started U16 EuroBasket with victory. They outplayed Serbia 68-61 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group D. Participants of the same pool are also Turkey and France. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 16 points. Merlin Lammerink (186-C-95) had 12 points and 12 boards, while Emese Hof (188-C-96) added 11 pts, plus 10 rebs. In defeat, Sanja Mandic (177-G-95) collected 29 points and 6 rebounds. Duska Nikitovic (95) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 13-22, 16-19, 17-12, 15-15. In the next game Holland will meet Turkey. Serbia will play against France.

Serbia: Sanja Mandic 29+6 boards, Duska Nikitovic 10
Holland: Lisanne de Jonge 16, Merlin Lammerink 12+12 boards, Emese Hof 11+10 boards


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  HUNGARY - Women  


U16 Hungary hands 59-42 loss to U16 Finland in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 FINLAND - U16 HUNGARY 42-59

Hungary shined in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Finland 59-42 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Participants of the same pool are also Italy and Spain. Fanni Bodnar (178-F-95) led the winners with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Rebeka Mellar (172-G-96) (8 rebs) and Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) netted 12 and 11 points respectively. In defeat, Jenni Rantanen (171-G-95) top-scored with only 8 points. Jasmine Dolivo (165-PG-95) had one point less than her. Quarters: 11-12, 11-20, 8-11, 12-16. In the next game Hungary will meet Italy. Spain will play against Finland.

Finland: Jenni Rantanen 8, Jasmine Dolivo 7
Hungary: Fanni Bodnar 15+7 boards, Rebeka Mellar 12+8 boards, Dora Nagy 11


U16 Italy wins against U16 Hungary 62-49 - by Eurobasket News
U16 Hungary - U16 Italy 49-62

Italy celebrated their first win in Cagliari. The host of U16 EuroBasket outplayed Hungary 62-49 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group C. Hungary has the same score now. Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) shined for the winners with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Elisa Penna (185-F-95) secured a great helped to the home squad with 16 points and 5 assists. For the loosing team, Fanni Bodnar (178-F-95) registered double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 12-26, 15-13, 10-16, 12-7. In the last day of the Preliminary Round in Cagliari Italy will meet Finland. Hungary will play against powerful Spain.

Hungary: Fanni Bodnar 14+10 boards, Dora Nagy 10
Italy: Cecilia Zandalasini 19+9 boards, Elisa Penna 16+5 as


U18 EuroBasket, Division B: Latvia cruises past Hungary 80-59 in QFinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 LATVIA - U18 HUNGARY 80-59

Latvia exploded last night in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. They cruised past Hungary 80-59 and will meet Croatia in the Semis. Hungary is eliminated and they will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. In the first game Hungary will meet Israel. Agate Geka (169-G-93) netted 17 points for Latvia. Ance Aizsila (172-G-94) had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Renate Reine (176-G-94) also scored 14 pts in this win. In the loosing squad, Noemi Czirjak (180-PG-93) was better than the others with 19 points and 5 assists. Barnai Judit (188-C-94) (6 rebs) and Fanni Szabo (181-G-94) (6 rebs) followed with 11 and 10 points respectively. Quarters: 18-26, 21-15, 16-9, 25-9. Championship continues today.

Latvia: Agate Geka 17, Ance Aizsila 14+11 boards, Renate Reine 14
Hungary: Noemi Czirjak 19+5 as, Barnai Judit 11+6 boards, Fanni Szabo 10+6 boards


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  ISRAEL - Women  


U18 Croatia heads to Semifinals in Miskolc - by Eurobasket News
U18 CROATIA - U18 ISRAEL 85-49

Croatia registered seventh straight win in Miskolc. It was a Quarterfinals game against Israel and Croatia made an easy 85-49 win. They will meet Latvia in the Semifinals. On the other side, Israel is eliminated and will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Hungary. Iva Cigic (174-PG-94) led the winners with 19 points and Ivana Blazevic (182-PG-93) helped with 13 points, plus 13 boards. Ruzica Dzankic (180-F/G-94) followed them with 12 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, May Dayan (168-PG-94) delivered 15 points. Their second scorer was Nof Kedem (170-G-94) with 11 pts. Quarters: 18-14, 30-12, 15-12, 22-11. Championship continues today.

Croatia: Iva Cigic 19, Ivana Blazevic 13+13 boards, Ruzica Dzankic 12+8 boards
Israel: May Dayan 15, Nof Kedem 11


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  ITALY - Women  


U16 Spain destroys U16 Italy 87-27 - by Eurobasket News
U16 ITALY - U16 SPAIN 27-87

Spain demonstrated their power in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They destroyed Italy 87-27 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Finland and Hungary also compete in this pool. Marina Lizarazu (172-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 14 points. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) and Leticia Romero (174-F-95) (5 rebs) helped with 12 points each. In Italy, Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) was better than the others with 8 points. Their second scorer was Sofia Marangoni (174-PG-95) with just 5 pts. Quarters: 4-18, 6-18, 13-26, 4-25. In the next game Spain will play against Finland. Italy will take on Hungary.

Italy: Cecilia Zandalasini 8, Sofia Marangoni 5
Spain: Marina Lizarazu 14, Leticia Romero 12+5 boards, Ariadna Pujol 12


U16 Italy wins against U16 Hungary 62-49 - by Eurobasket News
U16 Hungary - U16 Italy 49-62

Italy celebrated their first win in Cagliari. The host of U16 EuroBasket outplayed Hungary 62-49 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group C. Hungary has the same score now. Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) shined for the winners with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Elisa Penna (185-F-95) secured a great helped to the home squad with 16 points and 5 assists. For the loosing team, Fanni Bodnar (178-F-95) registered double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 12-26, 15-13, 10-16, 12-7. In the last day of the Preliminary Round in Cagliari Italy will meet Finland. Hungary will play against powerful Spain.

Hungary: Fanni Bodnar 14+10 boards, Dora Nagy 10
Italy: Cecilia Zandalasini 19+9 boards, Elisa Penna 16+5 as


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  LATVIA - Women  


U18 EuroBasket, Division B: Latvia cruises past Hungary 80-59 in QFinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 LATVIA - U18 HUNGARY 80-59

Latvia exploded last night in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. They cruised past Hungary 80-59 and will meet Croatia in the Semis. Hungary is eliminated and they will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. In the first game Hungary will meet Israel. Agate Geka (169-G-93) netted 17 points for Latvia. Ance Aizsila (172-G-94) had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Renate Reine (176-G-94) also scored 14 pts in this win. In the loosing squad, Noemi Czirjak (180-PG-93) was better than the others with 19 points and 5 assists. Barnai Judit (188-C-94) (6 rebs) and Fanni Szabo (181-G-94) (6 rebs) followed with 11 and 10 points respectively. Quarters: 18-26, 21-15, 16-9, 25-9. Championship continues today.

Latvia: Agate Geka 17, Ance Aizsila 14+11 boards, Renate Reine 14
Hungary: Noemi Czirjak 19+5 as, Barnai Judit 11+6 boards, Fanni Szabo 10+6 boards


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


U18 Luxembourg improves to 3-1 - by Eurobasket News
U18 LUXEMBOURG - U18 SWITZERLAND 72-56

Luxembourg registered third victory in Group G in Miskolc. They cruised past Switzerland 72-56 joining UK on top of this pool with 3-1 record. On the other side, Switzerland stays winless with 0-4. Lena Hetto (184-F-93) once again exploded with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Lynn Kauffmann (174-PG-94) scored 17 points and Jana Putz (170-G-93) followed with 10. In Switzerland, Alix Rieder (168-PG-93) was better than the others with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Tamara Detraz (178-G-94) had 12 points and 5 boards in this defeat. Quarters: 14-9, 19-24, 24-8, 15-15. Luxembourg will meet United Kingdom in the next game. Switzerland will play against Austria.

Luxembourg: Lena Hetto 31+13 boards, Lynn Kauffmann 17, Jana Putz 10
Switzerland: Alix Rieder 13+6 boards, Tamara Detraz 12+5 boards


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  NORWAY - Women  


U18 Germany destroys U18 Norway 89-50 in Miskolc - by Eurobasket News
U18 GERMANY - U18 NORWAY 89-50

Germany made a first step forward to ninth place in Miskolc. They destroyed Norway yesterday 89-50. If Germany wants to end as No.9 they will have to beat Denmark tomorrow. On the other side, Norway will meet Bulgaria. The winner of that game will take 11th place. Sophie Eder (178-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points. Elisabeth Dzirma (179-G-94) had 12 points, while Fanny Szittya (170-PG-94) helped with 10 points and 8 boards. In defeat, Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) shined with 21 points. Julie McCarthy (186-C-93) collected 12 points and 9 rebounds in this loss. Quarters: 24-15, 23-14, 16-15, 26-6. Both teams will take a rest today.

Germany: Sophie Eder 20, Elisabeth Dzirma 12, Fanny Szittya 10+8 boards
Norway: Stine Austgulen 21, Julie McCarthy 12+9 boards


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  POLAND - Women  


U16 Slovakia celebrates in Day One in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 POLAND - U16 SLOVAKIA 41-58

Slovakia had wonderful Day One at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They cruised past Poland 58-41 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Belgium and Sweden. Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) stepped up for the winners with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Nikola Dudasova (169-PG-95) had double-double of 13 points and 15 boards, while Terezia Palenikova (170-PG-95) helped with 13 pts. In defeat, Angelika Stankiewicz (170-G-95) had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Magdalena Pisera (176-G-95) and Monika Buczak (166-PG-95) scored 8 pts each. Quarters: 13-22, 16-7, 11-15, 1-14. In Day Two, Slovakia will meet Belgium. Poland will take on Sweden.

Poland: Angelika Stankiewicz 10+5 boards, Magdalena Pisera 8, Monika Buczak 8
Slovakia: Zofia Hruscakova 14+12 boards, Nikola Dudasova 13+15 boards, Terezia Palenikova 13


Polish U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Monika Buczak
Buczak
Magdalena Pisera
Pisera
Angelika Stankiewicz
Stankiewicz
Dominika Duraj
Duraj
Karolina Pobozy
Pobozy
#e#5
4 Monika Buczak 166-PG-95
5 Adriana Kopciuch 166-PG-95
6 Julia Drop 174-G-95 MKS PWSZ Poland
7 Magdalena Pisera 176-G-95
8 Magdalena Szajtauer 188-F-95
9 Angelika Stankiewicz 170-G-95 Lomianki Poland
10 Alicja Witkowska 183-F-95
11 Amalia Rembiszewska 189-F-96
12 Karolina Sulima 188-F-95
13 Dominika Duraj 190-F-95 VBW Gdynia Poland
14 Karolina Pobozy 188-F-96
15 Weronika Telenga 189-C-95

Jaroslaw Pasieczny Head Coach Korona K. Poland
Magdalena Szymkiewicz Assistant
Maciej Kruszewski Assistant


U16 Belgium celebrates first win in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Belgium - U16 Poland 69-40

Both teams failed in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Belgium trashed Poland yesterday 69-40 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group A. On the other side, Poland dropped to 0-2. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-F-95) was a key player for the winners with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-G/F-95) had 10 points and 7 assists, while Isabelle Medjo (181-C-95) added 9+8 and 8 boards. In defeat, Dominika Duraj (190-F-95) collected 8 points and 6 boards. Their second scorer was Magdalena Szajtauer (188-F-95) with just 6 points, but she pulled down 9 reboudns beside that. Quarters: 26-12, 21-11, 13-9, 9-8. In Day Three, Belgium will meet Slovakia. Poland will play against Sweden.

Belgium: An-Katrien Nauwelaers 22+6 boards, Hind Ben Abdelkader 10+7 as, Isabelle Medjo 9+8 boards
Poland: Dominika Duraj 8+6 boards, Magdalena Szajtauer 6+9 boards


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


U18 Finland advances to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
U18 FINLAND - U18 PORTUGAL 82-62

Finland eliminated Portugal 82-62 in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket, Division B. It means that Finland advanced to Semis where they will meet Greece. On the other side, Portugal will be transferred to Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Belarus. Annika Holopainen (186-F/C-93) led the winners with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Evita Iiskola (182-F-93) had 21 points and 11 boards, while Anette Juvonen (170-G-93) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Joana Canastra (173-G-94) delivered 19 points. Their second scorer was Joana Jesus (173-G-93) with 18 pts. Quarters: 22-18, 20-21, 21-11, 19-12. Championship continues today.

Finland: Annika Holopainen 23+8 boards, Evita Iiskola 21+11 boards, Anette Juvonen 10+6 boards
Portugal: Joana Canastra 19, Joana Jesus 18


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  RUSSIA - Women  


U16 Russia stays unbeaten in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Russia - U16 Greece 61-52

Russia jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group B and already secured a ticket for the next stage. They handed 61-52 loss to Greece in Day Two of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. It was the first defeat for Greece, who has 1-1 record now. Ekaterina Ilinova (178-G) top-scored for the winners with 14 points. Yuliya Chaykovskaya (173-G-95) had 13 points and 8 rebs, while Ekaterina Safonova (165-PG-95) added 13 pts. In Greece, Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) delivered 19 points. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) was behind her with four points less. Quarters: 22-14, 10-6, 15-23, 14-9. In Day Three, Russia will meet Croatia. Greece will play against Czech Republic.

Russia: Ekaterina Ilinova 14, Yuliya Chaykovskaya 13+8 boards, Ekaterina Safonova 13
Greece: Eleni Kyratzi 19, Anna Stamolamprou 15


U16 Russia cruises past U16 Czech Republic 51-39 - by Eurobasket News
U16 CZECH REPUBLIC - U16 RUSSIA 39-51

Russia started with victory at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They handed 51-39 loss to Czech Republic for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group B. Participants of the same group are also Croatia and Greece. Polina Fedorova (188-F-95) led the winners with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Elizaveta Komarova (170-PG-95) and Yana Degtyarskaya (178-F-95) helped with 7 points each. On the other side, Czech Republic got 17 points and 6 boards from Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95). All other players had less than 6 pts. Quarters: 9-10, 6-15, 7-18, 17-8. In the next game Russia will meet Croatia. Czech Republic will play against Greece.

Czech Republic: Kamila Hoskova 17+6 boards
Russia: Polina Fedorova 12+9 boards, Elizaveta Komarova 7, Yana Degtyarskaya 7


Russian U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Ekaterina Safonova
Safonova
Yuliya Chaykovskaya
Chaykovskaya
Elizaveta Komarova
Komarova
Ekaterina Ilinova
Ilinova
Polina Fedorova
Fedorova
#e#5
4 Ekaterina Safonova 165-PG-95
5 Yuliya Chaykovskaya 173-G-95
6 Elizaveta Komarova 170-PG-95
7 Valeria Alefirenko 184-PG-95
8 Anna Shchetina 195-C-95
9 Ksenia Kuzmina 195-C-95
10 Ekaterina Ilinova 178-G
11 Polina Fedorova 188-F-95
12 Yana Degtyarskaya 178-F-95
13 Ekaterina Tsukanova 183-F-95
14 Zhosselina Maiga 193-C-96
15 Daria Shomodi 183-F-95

Rustam Abdulin Head Coach
Elena Koroleva Assistant
Natalia Mostovaia Assistant


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  SERBIA - Women  


U16 Holland outplays U16 Serbia 68-61 - by Eurobasket News
U16 SERBIA - U16 HOLLAND 61-68

Holland started U16 EuroBasket with victory. They outplayed Serbia 68-61 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group D. Participants of the same pool are also Turkey and France. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 16 points. Merlin Lammerink (186-C-95) had 12 points and 12 boards, while Emese Hof (188-C-96) added 11 pts, plus 10 rebs. In defeat, Sanja Mandic (177-G-95) collected 29 points and 6 rebounds. Duska Nikitovic (95) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 13-22, 16-19, 17-12, 15-15. In the next game Holland will meet Turkey. Serbia will play against France.

Serbia: Sanja Mandic 29+6 boards, Duska Nikitovic 10
Holland: Lisanne de Jonge 16, Merlin Lammerink 12+12 boards, Emese Hof 11+10 boards


U16 France too much for U16 Serbia, 83-64 - by Eurobasket News
U16 France - U16 Serbia 83-64

France outplayed Serbia 83-64 for the first victory in Caglari. France improved to 1-1 and they are very close to reach the next stage now. On the other side, Serbia drooped to 0-2 in Group D. Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) was a key player for the winners with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) had 14 points and 11 boards, while Clementine Morateur (175-PG-95) added 11 pts. In Serbia, Aleksandra Crvendakic (187-C/F-96) was better than the others with 19 points, plus 5 boards. Mirjana Ristic (95) had 15 pts and 7 rebounds in this defeat. Quarters: 16-17, 23-15, 23-15, 21-17. In Day Three, France will meet Holland. Serbia will take on Turkey.

France: Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi 23+14 boards, Aby Gaye 14+11 boards, Clementine Morateur 11
Serbia: Aleksandra Crvendakic 19+5 boards, Mirjana Ristic 15+7 boards


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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


U16 Sweden jumps to 2-0 in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Slovakia - U16 Sweden 50-63

Sweden outplayed Slovakia in Day Two of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Thanks to this win Sweden jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group A and already secured a ticket for the next stage. On the other side, Slovakia dropped to 1-1. Regan Magarity (187-F-96) was the leading scorer in victory with 19 points and she also pulled down 5 rebounds beside that. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) had 15 points and 13 boards, while Emma Eriksson (164-PG-95) added 9 points. In the loosing squad, Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) collected 18 points and 13 rebs. Terezia Palenikova (170-PG-95) scored 17 pts and Zofia Zarevuckaa (187-C-95) had 10 pts, plus 8 rebs. Quarters: 14-20, 17-12, 11-17, 8-14. In the next game Sweden will meet Poland. Slovakia will take on Belgium.

Slovakia: Zofia Hruscakova 18+13 boards, Terezia Palenikova 17, Zofia Zarevuckaa 10+8 boards
Sweden: Regan Magarity 19+5 boards, Gabriella Hanson 15+13 boards, Emma Eriksson 9


Slovakian U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Nikola Dudasova
Dudasova
Zofia Hruscakova
Hruscakova
Kristina Matuskova
Matuskova
Terezia Palenikova
Palenikova
Zofia Zarevuckaa
Zarevuckaa
#e#5
4 Nikola Dudasova 169-PG-95
5 Kristina Horvathova 95
6 Lucia Hadacova 95
7 Monika Migova 95
8 Zofia Hruscakova 190-C-95
9 Petra Stevulova 95
10 Kristina Matuskova 96
11 Terezia Palenikova 170-PG-95
12 Krisztina Lelkes 95
13 Zofia Zarevuckaa 187-C-95
14 Eva Filickova 95
15 Michaela Tekulova 95

Michal Porubcan Head Coach
Marian Matyas Assistant
Beata Renertova Assistant Gratkorn Austria


U16 Slovakia celebrates in Day One in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 POLAND - U16 SLOVAKIA 41-58

Slovakia had wonderful Day One at the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They cruised past Poland 58-41 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Belgium and Sweden. Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) stepped up for the winners with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Nikola Dudasova (169-PG-95) had double-double of 13 points and 15 boards, while Terezia Palenikova (170-PG-95) helped with 13 pts. In defeat, Angelika Stankiewicz (170-G-95) had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Magdalena Pisera (176-G-95) and Monika Buczak (166-PG-95) scored 8 pts each. Quarters: 13-22, 16-7, 11-15, 1-14. In Day Two, Slovakia will meet Belgium. Poland will take on Sweden.

Poland: Angelika Stankiewicz 10+5 boards, Magdalena Pisera 8, Monika Buczak 8
Slovakia: Zofia Hruscakova 14+12 boards, Nikola Dudasova 13+15 boards, Terezia Palenikova 13


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  SPAIN - Women  


U16 Spain improves to 2-0 in Group C - by Eurobasket News
U16 Spain - U16 Finland 100-27

Spain demonstrated another great performance in Cagliari. They smashed Finland 100-27 for 2-0 record in Group C and thanks to this win Spain already booked a ticket for the Qualifying Round. Finland dropped to 0-2, but still has a chance to reach the next stage. Maria Arrojo (186-F-85) led Spain with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) scored 12 points, while Maria Mongomo (174-F-95) (6 rebs) and Marina Lizarazu (172-F-95) added 10 points each. Finland did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Moona Hamalainen (184-F/C-95) was their best player with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Quarters: 22-12, 25-7, 27-4, 26-4. In Day Three, Spain will meet Hungary. Finland will take on Italy in do-or-die game.

Spain: Maria Arrojo 18+7 boards, Ariadna Pujol 12, Maria Mongomo 10+6 boards, Marina Lizarazu 10
Finland: Moona Hamalainen 8+5 boards


Spanish U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Ariadna Pujol
Pujol
Carolina Esparcia
Esparcia
Maria Arrojo
Arrojo
Marina Lizarazu
Lizarazu
Carolina Del Santo
Del Santo
#e#5
4 Ariadna Pujol 182-F-95
5 Yaiza Rodriguez 163-PG-95 Segle XXI Spain
6 Carolina Esparcia 178-G-95
7 Maria Arrojo 186-F-85 Segle XXI Spain
8 Maria Mongomo 174-F-95
9 Marina Lizarazu 172-F-95 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
10 Leticia Romero 174-F-95 Gran Canaria Spain
11 Alba Pena 177-F-95
12 Carolina Del Santo 182-C-95
13 Judith Sole 190-C-95 Segle XXI Spain
14 Zenaida Perez 184-C-95
15 Maria Navarro 186-F-95

Evaristo Perez Head Coach Burgos Spain
Victor Larena Tortosa Assistant
Lujan Sanchez Assistant


U16 Spain destroys U16 Italy 87-27 - by Eurobasket News
U16 ITALY - U16 SPAIN 27-87

Spain demonstrated their power in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They destroyed Italy 87-27 for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group C. Finland and Hungary also compete in this pool. Marina Lizarazu (172-F-95) led the winners in scoring with 14 points. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) and Leticia Romero (174-F-95) (5 rebs) helped with 12 points each. In Italy, Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) was better than the others with 8 points. Their second scorer was Sofia Marangoni (174-PG-95) with just 5 pts. Quarters: 4-18, 6-18, 13-26, 4-25. In the next game Spain will play against Finland. Italy will take on Hungary.

Italy: Cecilia Zandalasini 8, Sofia Marangoni 5
Spain: Marina Lizarazu 14, Leticia Romero 12+5 boards, Ariadna Pujol 12


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  SWEDEN - Women  


U16 Sweden jumps to 2-0 in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Slovakia - U16 Sweden 50-63

Sweden outplayed Slovakia in Day Two of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Thanks to this win Sweden jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group A and already secured a ticket for the next stage. On the other side, Slovakia dropped to 1-1. Regan Magarity (187-F-96) was the leading scorer in victory with 19 points and she also pulled down 5 rebounds beside that. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) had 15 points and 13 boards, while Emma Eriksson (164-PG-95) added 9 points. In the loosing squad, Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) collected 18 points and 13 rebs. Terezia Palenikova (170-PG-95) scored 17 pts and Zofia Zarevuckaa (187-C-95) had 10 pts, plus 8 rebs. Quarters: 14-20, 17-12, 11-17, 8-14. In the next game Sweden will meet Poland. Slovakia will take on Belgium.

Slovakia: Zofia Hruscakova 18+13 boards, Terezia Palenikova 17, Zofia Zarevuckaa 10+8 boards
Sweden: Regan Magarity 19+5 boards, Gabriella Hanson 15+13 boards, Emma Eriksson 9


U16 Sweden starts with victory in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 SWEDEN - U16 BELGIUM 56-49

Sweden opened U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari with 56-49 victory against Belgium. It means that Sweden has 1-0 in Preliminary Group A. Participants of the same pool are also Slovakia and Poland. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) was the leading player in victory with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Eriksson (164-PG-95) scored 13 points and Moa Lundqvist (182-F-95) added 8 pts, plus 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Ben Abdelkader was better than the others with 15 points. Their second scorer was Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) with 10 pts. Quarters: 14-7, 17-11, 11-17, 14-14. In Day Two, Sweden will meet Poland. Belgium will take on Slovakia.

Sweden: Gabriella Hanson 14+10 boards, Emma Eriksson 13, Moa Lundqvist 8+8 boards
Belgium: Ben Abdelkader 15, Julie Allemand 10


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


U18 Luxembourg improves to 3-1 - by Eurobasket News
U18 LUXEMBOURG - U18 SWITZERLAND 72-56

Luxembourg registered third victory in Group G in Miskolc. They cruised past Switzerland 72-56 joining UK on top of this pool with 3-1 record. On the other side, Switzerland stays winless with 0-4. Lena Hetto (184-F-93) once again exploded with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Lynn Kauffmann (174-PG-94) scored 17 points and Jana Putz (170-G-93) followed with 10. In Switzerland, Alix Rieder (168-PG-93) was better than the others with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Tamara Detraz (178-G-94) had 12 points and 5 boards in this defeat. Quarters: 14-9, 19-24, 24-8, 15-15. Luxembourg will meet United Kingdom in the next game. Switzerland will play against Austria.

Luxembourg: Lena Hetto 31+13 boards, Lynn Kauffmann 17, Jana Putz 10
Switzerland: Alix Rieder 13+6 boards, Tamara Detraz 12+5 boards


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  TURKEY - Women  


U16 Turkey grabs 60-59 win against U16 France - by Eurobasket News
U16 Turkey - U16 France 60-59

Turkey grabbed 60-59 thriller win against France in Day One of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group D, together with Serbia and Holland. Three teams will advance to the next stage. Assitan Kone (191-F-95) was totally the best player in victory with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) helped with 9 points and 10 boards, while Laetitia Guapo (183-F-95) added 8 pts. Busra Akbas (168-PG-95) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds in loss. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) followed her with 12 pts and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-16, 17-12, 16-16, 16-15. In the next game Turkey will meet Holland. France will play against Serbia.

Turkey: Assitan Kone 16+11 boards, Aby Gaye 9+10 boards, Laetitia Guapo 8
France: Busra Akbas 13+7 boards, Hulya Coklar 12+12 boards


U16 Turkey keeps perfect score in Cagliari - by Eurobasket News
U16 Holland - U16 Turkey 46-57

Turkey jumped to 2-0 in Preliminary Group D and already booked a spot for the next stage in Cagliari. They handed 57-46 loss to Holland in Day Two of the competition. Holland dropped to 1-1 after this defeat. Ezgi Manlaci (175-G-96) shined for the winners with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Nurcan Basaran (176-F-95) also scored 14 pts, but to got with 5 boards, while Basak Altunbey (187-C-96) helped with 9 points and 6 rebs. In defeat, Emese Hof (188-C-96) had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Isabella Slim (181-F-95) followed with 13 pts and 5 rebs. Quarters: 11-19, 11-12, 16-11, 8-15. In Day Three, Turkey will meet Serbia. Holland will take on France.

Holland: Emese Hof 13+9 boards, Isabella Slim 13+5 boards
Turkey: Ezgi Manlaci 14+9 boards, Nurcan Basaran 14+5 boards, Basak Altunbey 9+6 boards


Turkish U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Busra Akbas
Akbas
Deniz Catalbas
Catalbas
Basak Altunbey
Altunbey
Hulya Coklar
Coklar
Ezgi Manlaci
Manlaci
#e#5
4 Busra Akbas 168-PG-95
5 Aylin Darinc 185-F-96
6 Melis Gulcan 180-G-96
7 Sinem Atas 178-F-95
8 Nurhilal Ozkose 174-F-95
9 Sehernaz Cidal 179-F-95
10 Deniz Catalbas 178-G-95
11 Nurcan Basaran 176-F-95
12 Basak Altunbey 187-C-96
13 Hulya Coklar 188-C-95
14 Ezgi Manlaci 175-G-96
15 Nazlican Olcek 187-C-95

Erkan Metin Head Coach Migros Turkey
Olga Sevim Assistant
Birtan Ozturk Assistant


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  UNITED KINGDOM - Women  


U18 Austria hands first loss to U18 UK in Group G - by Eurobasket News
U18 AUSTRIA - U18 UNITED KINGDOM 68-56

Austria handed first loss to United Kingdom in Group G. They celebrated 68-56 win for 2-2 record in this pool. On the other side, UK slipped to 3-1. Lisa Zderadicka (168-PG-94) was the leading player in victory with 20 points. Camilla Neumann (183-F-94) had 14 points and 6 rebounds, while Julia Pocksteiner (177-G-93) helped with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Rosie Hynes (172-PG-93) delivered 14 points. Kaitlyn Lewis (94) had 12 points and 12 boards. Quarters: 11-15, 11-15, 21-15, 25-11. Austria will meet Switzerland in the next game. UK will play against Luxembourg.

Austria: Lisa Zderadicka 20, Camilla Neumann 14+6 boards, Julia Pocksteiner 11
United Kingdom: Rosie Hynes 14, Kaitlyn Lewis 12+12 boards


English U16 National Team 2011 - by Karol
Starting five
#s#
Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott
Bravo-Harriott
Janice Monakana
Monakana
Leah McDerment
McDerment
Shequila Joseph
Joseph
Cheridene Green
Green
#e#5
4 Ashley Tensel 165-PG-95
5 Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott 183-PG-95
6 Janice Monakana 183-F-95
7 Leah McDerment 180-PG-96 Manchester M. United Kingdom
8 Mollie Campbell 183-F-95
9 Rhianna-Mae Laing 170-PG-97
10 Lauren Milligan 178-F-95
11 Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby 188-C-95
12 Karlynn Edgeller 172-F-95
13 Shequila Joseph 189-F-95 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
14 Otobo Osaro 185-C-95
15 Cheridene Green 187-C-95 Sevenoaks Suns United Kingdom

Karen Burton Head Coach
Jeff Jones Assistant Manchester United Kingdom
Rikki Broadmore Assistant


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  USBA - Women  


WUSBA team and arena location for 2011 basketball season - by USBA Media
Atlanta, Ga. (July23, 2010) --- 'We are extremely pumped about this upcoming basketball season said,' WUSBA president, Duane Allen Jenkins. 'Our first season is set to go and our future in the world of basketball looks very bright.' The Women's United States Basketball Association (WUSBA) today made public the final roster of teams, along with the teams home arena and gymnasiums. This new women's professional basketball league is scheduled to begin play on August 27, 2011. The league will field sixteen teams in four divisions. League sources states 'Timing is everything, particularly in business, the time is right to begin our inaugural basketball campaign.' The WUSBA originated in January 2010. The league was born out of an effort to expand womens professional basketball in the United States. The WUSBA was activated when the leagues brother company, the United States basketball Association (USBA) placed its inaugural season on hold. The USBA originally planned to place basketball teams in the Southeast United States. Jenkins made the decision to place efforts behind the activation of the WUSBA. The decision to postpone again the opening of the USBA was not an easy one to make; there are critics who will blast me for this decision; however after every forest fire, new life assuredly flourishes, said Jenkins. The WUSBA was always in our plans. In the United States and in Europe women play ball on the highest level and we are pleased with our decision to place our emphasis on their success.
The league will begin with sixteen teams in four divisions; the teams are spread out over eight southern states.

The Southern Division will house the Atlanta Platinum, the Birmingham Starz, and the Macon Storm.

The Atlantic Division will field the Charleston Cadets, the Jacksonville Surf, the Richmond Colonials and the Savannah Seahawks.

The Appalachian Division will consist of the Knoxville Reign, the West Virginia Capitals and the Chattanooga Royal and the Nashville Thunder.

The Piedmont Division will send to court the Winston Salem Cardinals. The Charlotte Blue Wave, the Augusta Raging River and the Columbia Breeze

New cities and teams will be added periodically. The complete 2011 schedule will become available to the public on July 1, 2011.

Each team will play a 26 game regular season followed by the leagues championship tournament. The WUSBA local team tryouts will be held on August 13, 2011 in each team city. Location and time schedules for the tryouts will be made available in the very near future. 'I'm real comfortable in the leagues success,' said Jenkins. 'I feel we can make a real impact on the game of basketball and the local charitable organizations in each of our teams cities.' The league has ties with the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club of America and local churches. During previous holiday seasons, the WUSBA enlisted the help of the Feeding America and the U.S.M.C. to conduct a series of basketball games to collect toys, clothing and food for the needy. According to reports filed, seven cities held games gave away prizes to fans that contributed toys, clothing and food. 'The WUSBA will make the same commitment to the communities and give them aid via the programs we created.' said Jenkins.

LEAGUE PERSONNEL
Executive Department:
Commissioner- Mrs. Jeanne Hunter (Honorary)
President / C.E.O. -Duane Allen Jenkins
Executive Vice President / Basketball Operations -Kenneth Green
Director of Operations - Regina Eubanks
Director of League Personnel -Terry Truax
Director of Player Personnel - Corin Adams
Director of Administration - Elyria Skyill
Director of Marketing - Duane Allen Jenkins
Director of Human Resources - Clare Irving
Director of Media Relations (TBA) -
Supervisor of Officials - Simmie Lavender
Chief of Security (TBA)
Director of Community Affairs (TBA)
General Counsel- Jackie Paterson ESQ
Accounting- Floyd Green and Associate
Web Master- Joey Johnson

Piedmont Division

Augusta Raging River
Richmond Academy High School
Richmond Academy Field House (2500)
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, Georgia 30904

Charlotte Blue Wave
Lifepointe Christian Church
Bobcat Practice Facility (3300)
13209 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

Columbia Breeze
Benedict College
HRC Arena (2300)
1600 Hardin Street
Columbia, South Carolina 28204

Southern Division

Atlanta Platinum
Norcross High School
NHS Gymnasium (2500)
5505 Spalding Drive
Norcross, Georgia 30092

Macon Storm
Southwest High School
SHS Gymnasium (2200)
12101 Sycamore Station Place
Macon, Georgia

Birmingham Starz
George Washington Carver High School
Carver Gymnasium (2700)
3900 24th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35207



Appalachian Division

Chattanooga Royal
Tennessee Temple University
McGillivray Gymnasium (2500)
1815 Union Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

Knoxville Reign
Farragut High School
FHS Gymnasium (2900)
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37934

Nashville Thunder
Glen Cliff High School
GCHS Gymnasium (2800)
160 Antioch Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37211

West Virginia Capitals
Capital High School
CHS Gymnasium (2500)
1500 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25311

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Atlantic Division

Savannah Seahawks
Sol Johnson High School
Johnson Gymnasium (2200)
3012 Sun Set Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia 31214

Richmond Colonial
Virginia State University
Daniel Gymnasium (3700)
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, Virginia 23806

Jacksonville Surf
Edward Waters College
Adams-Jenkins Sports Center (2300)
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32209

Charleston Cadets
College of Charleston
Carolina 1st Arena (3500)
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

(This is a list of all WUSBA tentative and confirmed home team gymnasiums. Players and agents can contact the Head Coach directly with inquires. All locations have given their permission to secure the gymnasium. Agreements of Usage are in place. Final contracts are pending and have preliminary approval from each location. Each Client Arena has a confidentially agreement and is not at liberty to disclose certain contents of any agreements made with the Womens United States Basketball Association without written permission of the WUSBA and the Client Arena).





Alabama State University pulls rug from under WUSBA; Spirit can't rent the Dunn-Oliver Acadome - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (August 11, 2011)------Today, the Women's United States Basketball Association (WUSBA) discovered that it would not be given permission to rent the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University for the 2011 fall basketball season. 'This is the main problem with our efforts, we don't own these arenas, we act in good faith with these administrations and they sometimes don't return the courtesy', said Duane Allen Jenkins WUSBA president.

The WUSBA applied to rent the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in late May 2011. The league was informed that their request was denied on August 7, 2011, following a tense conference with the office of the president at Alabama State University, Mr. William Harris. 'We needed an answer in June 2011, we called and called and no one would return our calls. We were told we could have the gym, we hired a coach and the players, we even allowed two of Alabama State basketball players a courtesy appointment to the team. This is a total shock and it really place us in a precarious position. It's too late to rent another facility in Montgomery'.

The following letter was forward to Jenkins from the university. 'What this person has said was not true, she said we could have the gym, If she could not give it to us, I wish she would have told us in May, we could have found other accommodations'.

Good Morning Mr. Jenkins,
I acknowledge your dissatisfaction with the unfavorable reply to your proposal. The decision was based strictly on availability of the facility and scheduling conflicts. I informed you several times that we could not commit to your proposal at the time you submitted it, because we had not received the basketball schedule and other university academic programs that we are obligated to accommodate in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome during the time of your season. The universitys scheduling priority is the mens and womens intercollegiate programs and university sponsored events. The basketball practice and game schedule was submitted to our office August 2, 2011. After review, it was determined that we could accommodate your request due to availability.

Mr. Jenkins, I have nothing personal against you or your efforts to establish a basketball league in Montgomery that I would prohibit you to use the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. I apologize if it appeared that me or my office was giving you the run-a-around- that was not our intentions. I thought it was not made clear when we discussed this with you. I know you have been working diligently to secure a reservation with us for the last three years. Unfortunately, with the facilities that we have available on campus, our academic/athletic events occupies our facilities to the extent that we dont have available reservation dates for other non-university events.

Additionally, your personal attack on me and my father is very disturbing and disappointing. I respectfully ask that my father or my family be kept separate from our business relationship. I pride myself on always being professional and providing excellent customer service. It is unfortunate that your experience with working with me was an unpleasant one. I wish you well in your future endeavors.

If I can assist you in the future, please give me a call.

Best Regards,
Gina Jobe Ishman
Director, Facilities Management
Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Division of University Relations
Alabama State University

The relationship was irrepealably severed when Jenkins place numerous calls to the facility director in an effort to verify the Spirits home dates. Failure to reach the facility department lead to a call to the presidents office. 'I called Dr. Harris's office to complain after calling Ms. Jobe-Ishman, twelve times without a call back, five minutes after I called Harris, she called me.'

Ms. Jobe Ishman is the daughter of coaching great Ben Jobe. 'I knew she was Ben's daughter, Ben is a legend in the basketball community, I told her that just because she is Ben daughter doesnt mean she has to be slack on good customer service skills. We were going to pay the university $11,700.00 for thirty nine hours of work. We know the state of colleges and universities financial position. We know they need every dime they can put their hands on.'

The Montgomery Spirit will sit out the 2011 fall basketball season. 'We are having this similar problem in other cities, we can't play basketball without gymnasiums.'

The WUSBA sent the following request to Alabama State University on May 27, 2011:

WOMEN'S UNITED STATES BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
1201 Peachtree Street 400 Colony Square Atlanta, Georgia 30361
Office (404) 428-3411 Office (404) 824-0789


Ms. Crystal Jackson May 26, 2011
Facility Management
Alabama State University
915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36101

RE: The Montgomery Spirit Basketball Team

Dear Gina,

I hope this correspondence finds you in the best of health and spirits.

We now have secured affirmative usage commitments for gymnasiums for all other W USBA teams.

Thank you for your consideration and allowing us to apply to secure the Dunn-Oliver Acadome for our 2011 basketball season. Each team plays a twenty eight game schedule. We will need your gymnasium for the fourteen home games. The regular season begins August 27, 2011 and ends November 5, 2011. The Montgomery Spirit may be required to host a home play-off game. The Championship series begin on November 6, 2011 and ends November 13, 2011. The WUSBA Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Ga.

We have a great female candidate for Head Coach; however, we would like a local individual t assistant coach. Could you help us in that capacity? We will offer basketball players and students at ASU employment opportunities with the basketball team. We will not approach anyone at the college.

I will prepare a final and approved copy of the Spirit individual schedule and a WUSBA league schedule. A general synopsis of the league, a standard league Budget and Expenditure issuance and a Memorandum of Agreement, covering the use of your gymnasium is enclosed.

Insurance policies of $1,000,000.00 liability for each incident and $2,000,000.00 aggregate have been ordered and will be in place very soon for you inspection, as requested.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Thank you for your assistance and considerations.

In the Highest Regards, I Am

Very Truly Yours,

Duane Allen Jenkins
President
Womens United States Basketball Association




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Standings
WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Indiana F. 16-7 
 2. Connecticut S. 14-8 
 3. New York L. 13-10 
 4. Atlanta D. 10-12 
 5. Chicago S. 10-14 
 6. Washington M. 5-15 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 17-5 
 2. S.Antonio SS 13-9 
 3. Seattle S. 13-10 
 4. Phoenix M. 13-10 
 5. L.Angeles S. 9-13 
 6. Tulsa S. 1-21 


Latest WNBA games - by Eurobasket News
Washington M. - New York L. 64-63
With less than a minute remaining in the game, the Washington Mystics led the New York Liberty by one point. After so many close losses at the buzzer this season, it was beginning to feel like dej vu all over again. The Mystics did not make it easy on themselves. Point guard Kelly Miller (5'10''-G-78, college: Georgia) missed two free throws that would have put the Mystics up by three. After a timeout, the Liberty's inbound pass in the closing seconds of the game landed just underneath the basket, in a prime spot for a game-winning layup. But the Mystics defense swarmed around Liberty forward Plenette Pierson (6'2''-F/C-81, college: Texas Tech), who put up a desperation shot as the clock ticked down. It missed. As the buzzer sounded, it was Mystics 64, Liberty 63. The crowd of just over 10,000 somehow managed to scream with excitement, and let out a collective sigh of relief at the same time. 'It was a hard-fought game for us,' said Mystics coach Trudi Lacey. 'We had to overcome a lot of obstacles. In the first half, we did not defend the 3 well. We gave up six 3's - 18 points in the first half. But like I've said about this team all season, they are a resilient group. They've got a lot of fight in them,' Lacey said. During the final timeout of the game, just seconds after Miller's two missed three throws, Lacey had just three words for her team. 'Get a stop,' I told them. It's the same thing that I've said to them many times before, they just actually did it this time. It was a total team effort. Everybody made a contribution,' Lacey said. Crystal Langhorne led the way with 18 points, and Matee Ajavon scored 13. DeMya Walker added 10 points off the bench, and Nicky Anosike had a stellar defensive performance, pulling down 11 rebounds. *Courtesy of www.washingtontimes.com

Chicago S. - Minnesota L. 76-79
Lindsay Whalen (5'8''-G-82, college: Minnesota) scored 16 points led Minnesota's balanced scoring effort and the Lynx held off the Chicago Sky 79-76 Friday night. Seimone Augustus (6'1''-G-84, college: LSU) had 14 points, Maya Moore scored 13 and Candice Wiggins 12 for Minnesota (17-5), which won for the 10th time in 11 games and 12th in 14. Sylvia Fowles scored 28 points to lead the Sky (10-14), who have lost four of their last five. Tamera Young added 16 points. The Sky scored six consecutive points in a 34-second span - on two free throws and a layup by Fowles and a layup by Shay Murphy - to pull to 78-76 with 39 seconds to go, but Murphy missed a layup with 3 seconds to go. Taj McWilliams-Franklin made 1 of 2 from the line, and Tamera Young missed desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer. Chicago trailed 61-54 entering the fourth quarter and pulled to 64-63 on Murphy's fastbreak basket. However, Wiggins made back-to-back 3s to restore Minnesota's seven-point lead. A fast start gave Chicago a 17-7 lead midway through the opening quarter. But the Sky started to struggle, making just one field goal over the next 6:41. The Lynx replied with a 15-2 run over the final 4:15 to open a 22-19 advantage by the end of the first quarter and led 47-39 at halftime. Fowles had 16 points at halftime while Whalen and Augustus each had 10 for Minnesota. *Courtesy of www.wave3.com

L.Angeles S. - Phoenix M. 93-90
Rookie Jantel Lavender (6'4''-C-88, college: Ohio St.) scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 93-90 overtime win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. Lavender scored four points in the first two minutes of overtime as the Sparks (9-13) erased an early 16-point deficit and held off the Mercury. Noelle Quinn added 19 points for the Sparks, who have won two in a row. Los Angeles may get an added lift next game with the return of center Candace Parker. The former MVP who has been out since June with a knee injury, is 'hopeful' to return Tuesday, a team spokesman said. Penny Taylor (6'1''-F-81) led Phoenix with 29 points and Diana Taurasi added 21. The Mercury (13-10) missed a chance to move into sole possession of second place in the Western Conference. Phoenix entered the game as the highest scoring team in the WNBA averaging 91.4 points. *Courtesy of www.usatoday.com

Connecticut S. - S.Antonio SS 59-72
San Antonio has played some of the best teams in the WNBA on the road in recent games. Win a win at Connecticut, coach Dan Hughes believes his Silver Stars have proved they belong among the elite. Becky Hammon (5'6''-G-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) scored 18 points and Sophia Young (6'1''-F-83, college: Baylor) added 15 as San Antonio beat the Sun 72-59 Thursday night. It was the Silver Stars' fourth road game in their last five. They lost at defending champion Seattle on Aug. 2, and then at Minnesota, which has the league's best mark, two days later. After beating league-worst Tulsa at home on Saturday, San Antonio lost at Eastern Conference-leading Indiana on Tuesday before beating the second-place Sun. 'We've been on the road so much and this last swing, we've played good teams,' Hughes said. 'Our goal is to be a winning road team and we're 7-5. We've got a shot.' Danielle Robinson (5'9''-G-89, college: Oklahoma) and Jia Perkins (5'8''-G-82, agency: Merit Sports, college: Texas Tech) added 12 points apiece for the Silver Stars (13-9), who led comfortably for most of the game. San Antonio, which shot 50 percent (30 for 60) from the field, had lost four of its previous five. 'We came off a hard loss at Indiana the other day. We were just battling,' said Hammon, who shot 7 for 11. 'We have a lot of respect for Connecticut.' Robinson's layup with 6 seconds left in the third gave the Silver Stars their biggest lead at 57-36. Asjha Jones (6'2''-F-80, college: Connecticut) had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Tan White scored 11 points and Kara Lawson had 10 for Connecticut (14-8), which didn't get closer than 13 in the second half. The Sun shot 35 percent (22 for 63). *Courtesy of www.sacbee.com

Phoenix M. - Atlanta D. 109-95
DeWanna Bonner (6'4''-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Auburn) had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Atlanta Dream 109-95 on Thursday night. 'She's really coming into her own,' Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. 'She's a great player, I always knew that even when I first saw her. She's getting better and better.' Candice Dupree (6'2''-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple) had 22 points and Diana Taurasi (6'0''-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) scored 21 to help Phoenix (13-9) win its second straight after losing five of six. Dupree also had six rebounds and Taurasi added five assists. 'We have great scorers,' Bonner said. 'Anybody on our team can go off on any given night. To have those numbers that's great. The pressure isn't on one person.' Angel McCoughtry (6'1''-F-86, college: Louisville), second in the WNBA in scoring behind Taurasi, had 25 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead Atlanta (10-12), which lost for just the third time in 10 games. 'I thought we really fought hard,' Atlanta coach Marynell Meadors said. 'Phoenix is playing well right now and they have a lot of offensive weapons.' Phoenix scored six consecutive points to pull away midway through the final period after Atlanta got to 90-84 with 6:46 left. The Dream had trailed by 21 in the first half and 14 in the third quarter. Erika DeSouza had 17 points and six rebounds for the Dream, which has split the first two games in a stretch of seven of eight road games over 18 days. Penny Taylor had 19 points and six assists for the Mercury, which had 21 fastbreak points and outrebounded taller Atlanta 40-35. Dupree scored 12 points, all in the first 6 minutes to help Phoenix grab a 30-20 lead after the first quarter. Bonner scored 11 points in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the second quarter as Phoenix opened up a 50-29 lead. However, McCoughtry had a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to key a 17-5 run late in the half as Atlanta pulled to 59-48 at the break. Taylor scored nine of her points in the third quarter but DeSouza had nine as well for Atlanta to keep the Dream within 87-76 going into the final period. Courtesy ofwww.miamiherald.com

Seattle S. - Tulsa S. 77-63
Camille Little (6'2''-F/G-85, college: N.Carolina) scored a season-high 19 points, and the Seattle Storm led from the start in a 77-63 win over Tulsa on Thursday night, handing the Shock their 16th consecutive loss. Tanisha Wright (5'11''-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Penn St.) added 11 points to help the Storm (13-10) snap a two-game skid and improve to 9-1 at home. Seattle has won 26 of its last 27 regular-season home games dating back to last season. Six-foot-eight rookie center Liz Cambage (6'8''-C-91) had a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, reaching double figures in scoring for the 16th time in 21 games, to lead the Shock (1-21). Tiffany Jackson (6'3''-F-85, college: Texas) scored 14 points and Andrea Riley added 10. Tulsa moved one away from the league record for consecutive losses. The Atlanta Dream lost their first 17 games in 2008 during their inaugural season. The Shock's only victory this season was June 18 at home against Washington. Seattle scored the first seven points and had a double-digit lead at 14-2 just 3 minutes into the game. Tulsa pulled to 28-22 early in the second quarter, but the Storm followed with a 15-0 run to go ahead by 21. The lead didn't dip below double digits the rest of the way. The Shock were without interim head coach Teresa Edwards, who was in Springfield, Mass., where she will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night. Courtesy of www.usatoday.com