EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/15/2012

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 15-1 
 2. Cedevita 12-3 
 3. Buducnost 11-5 
 4. Partizan 11-5 
 5. Union Olimpija 9-6 
 6. Radnicki K. 8-7 
 7. Siroki WWin 8-7 
 8. KK Zagreb CO 8-8 
 9. Cibona 8-8 
 10. Crvena Zvezda 5-10 
 11. Krka 4-12 
 12. Hemofarm 4-12 
 13. Helios 4-12 
 14. Zlatorog 2-13 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.20.5 
 2. Scott, Radnicki K.17.9 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 4. Vucevic, Buducnost16.9 
 5. Simon, KK.16.8 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.16.5 
 7. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 8. Kasun, KK.15.4 
 9. Pavkovic, Radnicki14.9 
 10. Prepelic, Helios14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm11.4 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.7 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.9 
 4. Kasun, KK.6.8 
 5. Scott, Radnicki K.6.2 
 6. Pasalic, Helios5.8 
 7. May, KK.5.7 
 8. Simon, KK.5.7 
 9. Pavic, Krka5.7 
 10. Popovic, Crvena Z.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Steven MARKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Markovic, Radnicki8.1 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki6.8 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Vujasinovic, Zlato.5.3 
 5. Vladovic, Siroki W.5.2 
 6. Mocnik, Union O.4.6 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.4.5 
 8. Draper, Cedevita4.1 
 9. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.0 
 10. Covic, Crvena Z.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Helios
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gay, Helios2.3 
 2. Papaloukas, Macca.1.9 
 3. Simon, KK.1.8 
 4. Draper, Cedevita1.7 
 5. Dragic, Krka1.7 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki1.6 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.5 
 9. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.5 
 10. Zubcic, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 2. Simon, Radnicki K.1.1 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 5. Savovic, Hemofarm1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi0.9 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 8. Thompson, Union O.0.8 
 9. Kasun, KK.0.8 
 10. Jordan, Krka0.7 


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Blida 9-2
 2. WA Boufarik 9-3
 3. Skikda 9-3
 4. CSMC 8-1
 5. GS Petroliers 8-1
 6. CRB Dar El-B. 7-5
 7. Arreridj 6-5
 8. MS Cherchell 6-6
 9. O Batna 5-4
 10. NAH Dey 5-6
 11. CRB Temouch. 5-8
 12. Staoueli 4-6
 13. USM Blida 3-9
 14. US Setif 3-9
 15. Sidi-bel-Abbes 3-9
 16. Annaba 0-12


GS Petroliers and CSMC keep the top with only one loss - by Eurobasket News
GS Petroliers and CSMC keep the top with only one loss in nine games. Few other teams Meanwhile won nine games,
D1 round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Skikda (9-3) against fifth ranked Trefle BB Blida (9-2) 108-61 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Skikda. Trefle BB Blida have a solid series of three victories in a row.
Annaba is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to seventh ranked CRB Dar El-B. 89-66. CRB Dar El-B. have a solid series of three victories in a row.
WA Boufarik defeated Arreridj 76:63 on Friday. USS used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked CSMC in Setif. The visitors from Constantine managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67.
MS Cherchell saved a 3-point victory at home edging NAH Dey 52-49 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of NAH Dey. In the last two games of round 13 GS Petroliers smashed Sidi-bel-Abbes on the road 81-53. O Batna won against CRB Temouch. on its own court 73-64.


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  ARGENTINA   


Clarence Matthews is a newcomer at Quilmes Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket Center
Quilmes Mar del Plata strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Venezuelan-Venezuelan forward Clarence Matthews (201-F-112kg-83, college: Tennessee St.). In his first game he scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds helping his new team beat Wuber-Est.Bahia 78-76. Matthews played most recently at San Martin Corrientes (LigaA). While playing 10 games for San Mart.C. this season he averaged 13.9ppg and 7.2rpg. Matthews is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Matthews graduated Tennessee State University in 2007 and actually missed last season. It will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Club 9 de Julio Rio Tercero sign Sam Clancy - by Eurobasket Center
Club 9 de Julio Rio Tercero signed 32-year old American power forward Sam Clancy (202-C/F-109kg-80, college: USC). In his first game he scored 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. However his new team lost to Sionista 73-83. Clancy played most recently at Atenas Cordoba (LigaA). While playing 10 games for Atenas this season he averaged 8.8ppg and 6.7rpg. Clancy is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in France, Greece, Israel, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Venezuela and USA. Clancy graduated University of Southern California in 2002 and actually missed last season. It will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Michael Smith is a newcomer at Quilmes Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket Center
Quilmes Mar del Plata strengthened their roster with addition of 36-year old American swingman Michael Smith (201-G/F-76, college: La-Monroe). In his first game he scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds helping his new team beat Wuber-Est.Bahia 78-76. Smith played most recently at Sokol de Antofagasta (Chile). He is a very experienced player. Smith played also pro basketball in Chile, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and USA. He graduated University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2000 and actually missed last season. It will be his 12th season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Ryan Humphrey is a newcomer at Atenas Cordoba - by Eurobasket Center
Atenas Cordoba strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-C/F-102kg-79, college: Notre Dame). In his first game he scored 8 points and grabbed 3 rebounds helping his new team beat Quimsa 86-82. Humphrey played most recently at Atletico Bigua (Uruguay). While playing 3 games for Bigua this season he averaged 13.7ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.7apg. Humphrey is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Cyprus, Italy, Puerto Rico, Spain and Uruguay. Humphrey graduated University of Notre Dame in 2002 and actually missed last season. It will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


San Martin Corrientes lands Martinez - by Eurobasket Center
San Martin Corrientes strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Dominican Rep. power forward Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-107kg-81). In his first game he scored 6 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. However his new team lost to Obras 71-86. Martinez played most recently at La Villa (Dominican Rep.). He helped them to win the championship title. Martinez is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Brazil, Chile, Dominican Rep., France, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela. Martinez represented Dominican Rep. at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and Martinezs stats at this event were 5 games: Score-1(21.2ppg), Reb-1(11.4rpg), 2.2apg, Blocks-3(1.0bpg), FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 59.6%.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 12-1 
 2. Penarol 10-3 
 3. Libertad S. 10-3 
 4. Atenas 8-5 
 5. Sionista 8-5 
 6. Lanus 8-5 
 7. Regatas C. 7-6 
 8. Quimsa 6-7 
 9. La Union 6-7 
 10. Boca Jrs 6-7 
 11. Wuber-Est.Bahia 5-7 
 12. GECR Indalo 4-9 
 13. Club 9 4-10 
 14. San Mart.C. 4-10 
 15. Olimpico LB 3-9 
 16. Quilmes MP 3-10 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
TNA1 North
 1. San Isidro 1-0 
 2. Union Progr. 1-0 
 3. Obera TC 0-0 
 4. Estudian.Con. 0-1 
 5. Alvear 0-1 
TNA1 South
 1. Alianza Viedma 0-0 
 2. Argentino 0-0 
 3. Banda Norte 0-0 
 4. Ciclista 0-0 
 5. Huracan 0-0 
TNA2 North
 1. Atl.Echague 1-0 
 2. A.Espanola 1-0 
 3. Union Sunch 0-0 
 4. A.Italiana 0-1 
 5. Tomas Rocam. 0-1 
TNA2 South
 1. Bragado 0-0 
 2. Rosario Cent. 0-0 
 3. San Mart.MJ 0-0 
 4. Sport Club 0-0 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Gutierrez, Obras19.0 
 2. Smith, La Union17.8 
 3. Villegas, Sionista17.2 
 4. Meyinsse, Wuber-.16.7 
 5. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.6 
 6. McHopson, Quilm.16.3 
 7. Mikulas, La Union15.9 
 8. Mojica, Wuber-Es.15.9 
 9. Pittman, Libertad.15.7 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras9.3 
 3. Sandes, Sionista9.3 
 4. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.8 
 5. Battle, Libertad S.8.7 
 6. Truscott, Quilm.8.5 
 7. Nelson, GECR I.7.9 
 8. Cowan, Club 97.8 
 9. Mikulas, La Union7.2 
 10. Matthews, San M.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.6.4 
 3. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.9 
 4. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 5. Cequeira, Sionista5.5 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas4.5 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.9 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.5 
 10. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  Atenas
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lescano, Atenas2.5 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.2 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.1.8 
 4. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 5. Beitzel, San M.1.6 
 6. Funes, GECR I.1.5 
 7. Washam, Obras1.5 
 8. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.5 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.4 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hakeem ROLLINS
  Sionista
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rollins, Sionista1.5 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.1.2 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 5. Ayarza, Club 91.1 
 6. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 7. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 8. Clancy, Atenas0.9 
 9. Kante, Regatas C.0.8 
 10. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Standings
O Standings
 1. Philip.Patriots 1-0 
 2. KL Dragons 0-0 
 3. Petron Blaze 0-0 
 4. Saigon H. 0-0 
 5. Satria Muda 0-0 
 6. Singapore S. 0-0 
 7. Thailand S. 0-0 
 8. Bangkok C. 0-1 


SEASON THREE ROSTERS RELEASED - by Peedu Goldenbeck
2011-2012 ABL season teams

Chang Thailand Slammers
Attaporn Lertmalaiporn (55)
Bandit Lakhan (12)
Darongpan Apiromvilachai (69)
Jonathan Aldave (16)
Kannawat Lertlaaokul (7)
Kenneth Walker (8)
Mana Jantuma (27)
Montien Wongsawangtum (10)
Piyapong Piroon (13)
Ramsey Williams (35)
Reuben Thomas Lane (73)
Sopon Pinitpatcharalert (9)
Sukhdavb Ghogar (50)
Supachai Sangthong (15)
Teerayut Tintai (14)
Wattana Suttisin (1)

AirAsia Philippines Patriots
Al Vergara (19)
Angelus Raymundo (33)
Anthony Gene Johnson (23) - (import)
Ardy Larong (45)
Arellano Marcelino II (18)
Eddie Laure (11)
Frederick Rodriguez (31)
John Aldrech Ramos (17)
Jonathan Fernandez (8)
Nakiea Jovon Miller (4) - import
Reed Friar Juntilla (38)
Robert Wainwright (5)
Warren Ybanez (3)
Westports Malaysia Dragons (former KL)
Bik Ing Lau (5)
Brian Michael Williams (33) - import (U of Tennessee)
Guganeswaran Batumalai (0)
John Yeo Seng Ng (11)
Li Wei Chee (37)
Nicholas Marcelo Belasco (3)
Pacana Ernani Christopher III (22)
Patrick Jan Cabahug (34)
Satyaseelan Kuppusamy (99)
Shee Fai Loh (20)
Tian Yuan Kuek (10)
Tiras Jamaal Wade (1) - import
Wei Hong Choo (18)
Yoong Jing Kwaan (17)
Singapore Slingers
Chin Hong Tan (1)
Donald Dulay (19)
Donald Little (14) - import
Glenn Bolocon (10)
Han Bin Ng (26)
Kian Huat Steven Khoo (13)
Kok Chiang Delvin Goh (23)
Louis Graham (24)- import
Pathman Matialakan (15)
Sheng Yu Lim (12)
Wei Jie Desmond Oh (2)
Wei Long Wong (5)
Indonesia Warriors (former Satria Muda, which still exists for Indonesia NBL)
ADIYANTO ACHMAD (11)
AMIN PRIHANTONO (17)
CHARLIE FANNY INDRA (16)
COKORDA RAKA SATRYA (4)
DONNY RISTANTO (27)
Firdaus Julius (5)
HAROLD NILO (12)
JERICK UY (3)
JONATHAN SMITH (1) - import (Panteras of Mexico LNBP)
MARIO WUYSANG (2)
RICKY RICAFUENTE (19)
RONY GUNAWAN (32)
THOMAS STEVEN DEMON (6) - import

Reggie Warren was there but not sure about him...they already cut one guy...
San Miguel Beermen
Cabatu Santiago Jr. (25)
Christian Luanzon (3)
Dalron Lamar Johnson (6) - import (UNLV)
Fernandez Benedict III (7)
Froilan Baguion (17)
June Mar Fajardo (15)
Kelvin Charles De La Pena (12)
Leonidez Avenido (18)
Marlon Basco (10)
Neil Raneses (11)
Richard Uldrin Jeter (1) - import
Ryan Joseph Rizada (23)
Saigon Heat
Dung Hoang (0)
Dung Nguyen (0)
Duong Nguyen (0)
John Smith (0)
Jonathan Jones (16)
Julius Hodge
Minh Trieu (0)
Son Ly (0)
Sophoeun Oeun (0)
Tung Doan (0)
Tung Pham (0)
Bangkok Cobras
no roster yet, but I have been told that Chris Kuete is one import


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  AUSTRALIA   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Tragardh, Tigers19.4 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats17.3 
 4. Khazzouh, Kings17.2 
 5. Wilson, Taipans16.5 
 6. Crawford, Croco.16.5 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.4 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers15.7 
 9. Warren, 36ers15.4 
 10. Simpsons, 36ers14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.1 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.7 
 3. Grant, Kings8.6 
 4. Simpsons, 36ers8.5 
 5. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.9 
 6. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 7. Worthington, Blaze6.8 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.6 
 9. Knight, Wildcats6.4 
 10. Bose, Kings6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.0 
 2. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 3. Gill, Crocodiles4.8 
 4. Crosswell, 36ers4.7 
 5. Gibson, Blaze4.6 
 6. Bruce, Kings4.4 
 7. Martin, Hawks3.4 
 8. Ubaka, Tigers3.4 
 9. Warren, 36ers3.3 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.7 
 2. Jackson, Breakers2.6 
 3. Robbins, Wildcats1.8 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles1.6 
 5. Gibson, Blaze1.3 
 6. Tovey, Wildcats1.3 
 7. Glover, Hawks1.2 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.1 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Loughton, Taipans1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Khazzouh, Kings2.3 
 2. Simpsons, 36ers1.5 
 3. Grant, Kings1.5 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.2 
 5. Worthington, Blaze1.2 
 6. Nevill, Wildcats1.2 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.2 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.1.0 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.9 
 10. Martin, Wildcats0.8 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mistelbach 9-1
 2. Dornbirn 9-2
 3. Mattersb.R. 9-2
 4. BC Vienna jrs 7-5
 5. Schwaz 6-4
 6. Danube City 4-6
 7. Falcons 4-6
 8. Klagenfurt 3-7
 9. Salzburg 2-9
Folded
 1. Fighters 0-11


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Siauliai 11-1 
 2. Triumph 8-3 
 3. Rudupis 8-3 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 8-4 
 5. Ventspils 7-5 
 6. Juventus 6-6 
 7. Pieno Zvaigzdes 6-6 
 8. Kedainiai 4-8 
 9. Tartu Ulikool 4-9 
 10. Baltai Kaunas 2-10 
 11. Liepaja 2-11 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Tarvas 6-2 
 2. Naglis Palangos 5-3 
 3. Neptunas 5-3 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 3-5 
 5. Jelgava 1-7 
Group B
 1. Techasas 8-2 
 2. Sakalai 8-2 
 3. Valmiera 7-3 
 4. TTU/Kalev 3-7 
 5. Rapla 2-8 
 6. Turiba 2-8 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Bowles, Siauliai19.3 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava19.1 
 3. Kalve, Valmiera18.0 
 4. Hallik, Tarvas17.2 
 5. Barinov, Naglis P.17.0 
 6. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.6 
 7. Pilk, TT.16.5 
 8. Soo, Rapla16.4 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja16.4 
 10. Runkaukas, Neptu.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.5 
 2. McClure, Kedainiai9.1 
 3. Johnson, Naglis P.8.8 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas8.7 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla8.6 
 6. Nelson, Jelgava8.2 
 7. Mednis, Turiba8.0 
 8. Barinov, Naglis P.7.9 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 10. Arnold, TT.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Tarvas
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kriisa, Tarvas5.5 
 2. Maceina, Juventus5.2 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.2 
 4. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.2 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 7. Tsiopych, Barsy A.4.4 
 8. Janavicius, Baltai4.4 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.3 
 10. Benn, Naglis Pala.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dainius SALENGA
  Rudupis
  (197-F-77)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Salenga, Rudupis2.2 
 2. Virsis, Valmiera2.1 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas2.0 
 4. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava2.0 
 6. Keedus, TT.2.0 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.0 
 8. Hughes, Pieno Z.1.9 
 9. Oja, Tarvas1.8 
 10. Evstigneev, Barsy1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.2.0 
 3. Rozitis, Valmiera1.8 
 4. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.7 
 5. Masiulis, Kedainiai1.5 
 6. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.2 
 8. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.1 
 9. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.0 
 10. Cipruss, Tarvas1.0 


Round 11: Siauliai beats Juventus in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. First ranked Siauliai won against visiting Juventus (5-6) 84-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-72. Siauliai forced 21 Juventus turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (192-82) produced 15 points for the guests. Siauliai maintains first place in Elite with 10-1 record. Juventus at the other side keep the seventh position with six games lost. Siauliai are looking forward to face Liepaja (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Juventus will play against the league's second-placed Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
One of the most interesting games of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. Ninth ranked Kedainiai won against visiting Pieno Zvaigzdes (6-5) 68-63. American forward David McClure (198-86, college: Duke) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 12 rebounds. Marius Valukonis contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward Eimantas Bendzius (203-90) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kedainiai maintains ninth place in Elite with 3-8 record. Newly promoted Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Kedainiai will play against higher ranked Tartu Ulikool (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against Rudupis in Prienai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Tartu was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Latvian Ventspils (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Estonian Tartu Ulikool (4-8). Ventspils managed to secure a 7-point victory 82-75 on Wednesday. It was a great evening for Jahmar Young who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points. Marek Doronin responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Ventspils moved-up to fifth place in Elite. Tartu Ulikool lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tartu Ulikool will play against Kedainiai (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Pasvalys was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (6-5). Triumph Lyubertsy managed to secure a 7-point victory 76-69. It was an exceptional evening for Dmitry Kulagin who led the winners and scored 19 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Triumph Lyubertsy maintains second place in Elite with 8-3 record having just two points less than leader Siauliai, which they share with Kalev/Cramo. Newly promoted Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will have a break next round. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play on the road against Rudupis (#4) in Prienai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Tartu. Eighth ranked Estonian Tartu Ulikool (4-8) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-10) 82-81 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Marek Doronin who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Tartu Ulikool maintains eighth place in Elite with 4-8 record. Liepaja lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Tartu Ulikool will face Kedainiai (#9) on the road in the next round. Liepaja will play against the league's leader Siauliai and will have a slim chance for a victory.

Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group A Neptunas were defeated by Tarvas in Rakvere 100-88. Jelgava beat Naglis Palangos at home 88-71.
In Group B TTU/Kalev lost to Techasas on the opponent's court 79-92.
In Group A Jelgava unfortunately lost to Neptunas in a home game 96-114.
In Group B Rapla was rolled over Sakalai on the road 64-87.
In Elite Baltai Kaunas was defeated by Triumph on its own court 68-75. Ventspils were beaten by Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn 69-63. Kalev/Cramo won against Liepaja at home 72-64. Ventspils managed to outperform Baltai Kaunas on the opponent's court 83-77.
The best stats of 11th round was 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Laurynas Mikalauskas of Neptunas.


Challenge
Tarvas - Neptunas 100-88

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when second-ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (5-3) were defeated on the road by third ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (5-2) 100-88 on Friday. It was a key game for the second position in Group A. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Neptunas was better in second period 31-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Neptunas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Rinalds Sirsnins who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Raimundas Danys (198-85) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Mantas Ruikis (197-85) added 20 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. BC Rakvere moved-up to second place in Group A. Loser Neptunas dropped to the third position with three games lost. BC Rakvere will face league's leader Naglis Palangos in Palanga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: R.Danys 22+5reb, M.Ruikis 20+3reb+2ast, A.Brunins 14+4reb+1ast, M.Girdziunas 14+3reb+1ast, M.Mazeika 10+4reb+2ast, A.Valeika 5+4reb+3ast
Tarvas: R.Sirsnins 25+8reb+4ast, V.Kriisa 18+2reb+3ast, K.Cipruss 13+11reb+1ast, R.Hallik 12+4reb+3ast, J.Umbrasko 11+5reb+3ast, T.Oja 7+1reb
gschID: 149718


Jelgava - Naglis Palangos 88-71

There was a surprise result when fifth ranked Latvian Jelgava (1-7) defeated at home leader Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (5-2) 88-71 on Friday. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Armands Senkans (197-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Jelgava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Paul Davis (205-88, college: Winston Salem) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Russian forward Nikita Barinov (200-91) added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Jelgava maintains fifth place in Group A with 1-7 record. Loser Naglis Palangos still keep top position with two games lost. Jelgava will have a break next round. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against the league's second-placed BC Rakvere and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: P.Davis 17+10reb+1ast, A.Vitas 12+2reb, N.Barinov 11+10reb, P.Kleiza 9+5reb+2ast, R.Pickett 8+1reb, T.Rinkevicius 6+4reb+6ast
Jelgava: E.Krumins 24+5reb+4ast, A.Senkans 14+11reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 12+3reb+4ast, A.Duselis 10+7reb+2ast, K.Krumins 7+5reb+4ast, S.Silavs 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 149719


Techasas - TTU/Kalev 92-79

Rather expected game in Panevezys where 4th placed Estonian TTU/Kalev (3-6) was defeated by first ranked Lithuanian Techasas (7-2) 92-79 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 27-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Techasas outrebounded TTU/Kalev 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Sarunas Kulevicius (190-89) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Techasas players scored in double figures. Techasas' coach Gintaras Leonavicius allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) produced 20 points and American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Techasas maintains first place in Group B with 7-2 record. Loser TTU/Kalev keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Techasas will face Rapla (#5) at home in the next round. TTU/Kalev will play against the league's second-placed Sakalai in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 20+1reb+3ast, K.Makke 13+4reb+1ast, A.Arnold 12+5reb+3ast, K.Keres 10+2reb, K.Akenparg 9+6reb+1ast, E.Keedus 7+4reb+3ast
Techasas: E.Stanionis 16+1reb, S.Kulevicius 16+9reb+1ast, S.Vasiliauskas 11+2reb+5ast, K.Babkauskas 10+1reb+2ast, O.Matulionis 10+5reb+6ast, E.Ezerskis 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 149720


Jelgava - Neptunas 96-114

Rather predictable result when second ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (5-3) beat on the road bottom-ranked Latvian Jelgava (1-7) 114-96 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. Jelgava was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Neptunas dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 44. They outrebounded Jelgava 35-23 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Neptunas shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-85, college: Virginia) who scored 28 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). Guard Marius Runkaukas (189-86) chipped in 30 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Sandis Silavs (194-88) produced 16 points and 4 assists and American forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Neptunas and four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Jelgava's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Neptunas went down to third position (Group A) due to points difference. Loser Jelgava stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: A.Duselis 16+1ast, E.Krumins 16+1reb+2ast, S.Silavs 16+3reb+4ast, K.Nelson 14+7reb, A.Justovics 9, K.Kanbergs 8+3reb+6ast
Neptunas: M.Runkaukas 30+5reb+3ast, L.Mikalauskas 28+9reb+5ast, M.Ruikis 23+3reb+3ast, A.Valeika 12+11reb+4ast, E.Dainys 11+3reb+8ast, A.Brunins 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 165759


Sakalai - Rapla 87-64

Not a big story in a game in Vilnius where 5th ranked Estonian Rapla (2-7) was outplayed by second ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (7-2) 87-64 on Friday. The game without a history. Sakalai led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sakalai forced 21 Rapla turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Rapla's players. The best player for the winners was forward Arvydas Gydra (206-89) who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Five Sakalai players scored in double figures. Swingman Sven Kaldre (197-91) produced 21 points and forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sakalai maintains second place in Group B with 7-2 record having just 0 victories less than leader Techasas. Loser Rapla keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Sakalai will face TTU/Kalev (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. Rapla will play on the road against the league's leader Techasas in Panevezys.
Top scorers:
Rapla: S.Kaldre 21+2reb, I.Kajupank 18+5reb, A.Parn 12+8reb+1ast, R.Laane 7+3reb+2ast, R.Ringmets 3+8reb+1ast, F.Talts 2+3reb
Sakalai: A.Gydra 21+7reb+4ast, L.Samenas 12+1reb+4ast, R.Matulis 12+3reb, A.Butkevicius 11+2reb+2ast, V.Sirvydis 10+2reb+5ast, E.Baniulis 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 149717


Elite
Tartu Ulikool - Ventspils 75-82

The game in Tartu was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Latvian Ventspils (7-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Estonian Tartu Ulikool (4-8). Ventspils managed to secure a 7-point victory 82-75 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-75. Ventspils dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Tartu Ulikool's 40. It was a great evening for American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points. His fellow American import guard Steven Gray (195-89, college: Gonzaga) helped adding 16 points. Swingman Marek Doronin (200-83) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and center Vallo Allingu (206-78) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ventspils moved-up to fifth place in Elite. Tartu Ulikool lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tartu Ulikool will play against Kedainiai (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: M.Doronin 18+6reb+2ast, V.Allingu 17+7reb+1ast, B.Amis 14+5reb, R.Veideman 10+1reb+3ast, S.Sokk 5+1reb+5ast, K.Saage 4
Ventspils: J.Young 27+1reb+1ast, S.Gray 16+2reb+3ast, M.Diane 13+1reb+3ast, A.Berzins 10+8reb, T.Abernethy 7+4reb+1ast, S.Willard 4+8reb
gschID: 165737


Baltai Kaunas - Triumph 68-75

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (8-3) won against on the road bottom-ranked Lithuanian Baltai Kaunas (2-10) 75-68 on Thursday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Baltai Kaunas won third quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Triumph Lyubertsy forced 20 Baltai Kaunas turnovers. Strangely Baltai Kaunas outrebounded Triumph Lyubertsy 36-24 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Sergey Karasev (200-93) who scored 18 points and 4 assists. Center Alexey Kurtsevich (209-89) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Croatian power forward Mario Delas (207-90) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-89, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Triumph Lyubertsy went down to third position (Elite) due to points difference. Loser Baltai Kaunas dropped to the bottom place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: E.Ulanovas 15+5reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 14+6reb+4ast, M.Delas 14+12reb, K.Vecvagars 7+1ast, V.Cizauskas 7+4reb+2ast, G.Zyle 5+2reb+1ast
Triumph: S.Karasev 18+4reb+4ast, D.Kulagin 12+1reb+1ast, A.Kurtsevich 10+8reb, K.Landry 10+1reb, T.McKee 7+1reb+7ast, D.Jefferson 7+4reb+5ast
gschID: 165738


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Triumph 69-76

The game in Pasvalys was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (6-5). Triumph Lyubertsy managed to secure a 7-point victory 76-69. It looked good early as Pieno Zvaigzdes took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Triumph Lyubertsy had a 26-17 second period charge getting the lead and Pieno Zvaigzdes were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-76. 26 personal fouls committed by Pieno Zvaigzdes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for guard Dmitry Kulagin (195-92) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 4 assists. Forward Evgeny Valiev (205-90) accounted for 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Triumph Lyubertsy players scored in double figures. Forward Eimantas Bendzius (203-90) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Pieno Zvaigzdes in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Triumph Lyubertsy maintains second place in Elite with 8-3 record having just two points less than leader Siauliai, which they share with Kalev/Cramo. Newly promoted Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will have a break next round. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play on the road against Rudupis (#4) in Prienai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: E.Bendzius 20+5reb+1ast, P.Morkeliunas 11+3reb+1ast, T.Hughes 11+6reb+3ast, Z.Kelys 7+4ast, S.Kulvietis 6+3reb, G.Sirutavicius 5+4reb+3ast
Triumph: D.Kulagin 19+4reb+4ast, A.Kuzyakin 14+1reb, S.Karasev 13+5reb+1ast, V.Zvarykin 10+3reb+2ast, E.Valiev 9+10reb+2ast, I.Lazarev 4+2reb
gschID: 165739


Kalev/Cramo - Ventspils 69-63

There was no surprise in Tallinn where 6th ranked Latvian Ventspils (7-5) were defeated by fourth ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (8-3) 69-63 on Friday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Ventspils won third quarter 16-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was swingman Gregor Arbet (194-83) who scored 20 points. Guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) chipped in 11 points. American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 15 points and 4 steals and center Arturs Berzins (204-88, agency: FCM) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Gundars Vetra rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kalev/Cramo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending Estonian champion moved-up to second place in Elite, which they share with Triumph. Loser Ventspils dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Kalev/Cramo will face Juventus (#7) in Utena in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: J.Young 15+1reb, M.Meiers 10+5reb, T.Abernethy 10+1reb+1ast, A.Berzins 10+6reb, S.Willard 6+5reb, S.Gray 4+2reb+2ast
Kalev/Cramo: G.Arbet 20+2reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 11+4reb+2ast, J.Toome 8+2reb+1ast, T.Sokk 6+2reb+1ast, P.Ulyanko 6+7reb+2ast, B.Fall 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 165740


Tartu Ulikool - Liepaja 82-81

Important game to mention about took place in Tartu. Eighth ranked Estonian Tartu Ulikool (4-8) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-10) 82-81 on Saturday evening. Liepaja was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 17-14 charge of Tartu Ulikool, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Marek Doronin (200-83) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Vallo Allingu (206-78) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. American forward Jawan Bailey (203, college: Incarnate Word) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: RIZO) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Tartu Ulikool maintains eighth place in Elite with 4-8 record. Liepaja lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Tartu Ulikool will face Kedainiai (#9) on the road in the next round. Liepaja will play against the league's leader Siauliai and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: J.Mayo 21+3reb+3ast, M.Kravcenko 18+1reb, J.Bailey 12+16reb, R.Freimanis 9+2reb+2ast, K.Miglinieks 9+2reb+1ast, A.Ate 5+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: M.Doronin 22+8reb+2ast, R.Veideman 18+3ast, S.Sokk 17+3reb+1ast, V.Allingu 15+7reb, T.Kurbas 8+8reb+2ast, T.Eichfuss 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 165741


Kalev/Cramo - Liepaja 72-64

No shocking result in a game in Tallinn where fourth ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (8-3) defeated 10th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-10) 72-64 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Liepaja won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kalev/Cramo made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kalev/Cramo made 7 blocks. Liepaja was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Bamba Fall (216-86, college: SMU) who scored 17 points and 5 blocks. Belarusian power forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-79) chipped in 6 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Jawan Bailey (203, college: Incarnate Word) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and the other American import guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: RIZO) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Liepaja players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending Estonian champion moved-up to second place in Elite, which they share with Triumph. Liepaja lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Kalev/Cramo will face Juventus (#7) in Utena in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Liepaja will play at home against the league's leader Siauliai.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: J.Bailey 18+10reb, R.Freimanis 15+3reb+3ast, J.Mayo 14+5reb+4ast, A.Bricis 11+5reb+1ast, A.Helmanis 4, M.Kravcenko 2+1reb+1ast
Kalev/Cramo: B.Fall 17+4reb+1ast, G.Arbet 13+4reb, G.Dorbek 11+4reb+3ast, J.Toome 8+6reb+1ast, A.Skele 7+8reb+3ast, P.Ulyanko 6+9reb+3ast
gschID: 165742


Siauliai - Juventus 84-72

The most interesting game of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. First ranked Siauliai won against visiting Juventus (5-6) 84-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-72. Siauliai forced 21 Juventus turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (192-82) produced 15 points and guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) added 11 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Siauliai maintains first place in Elite with 10-1 record. Juventus at the other side keep the seventh position with six games lost. Siauliai are looking forward to face Liepaja (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Juventus will play against the league's second-placed Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Juventus: T.Gaidamavicius 15+1reb+3ast, V.Volkus 13+3reb, D.Pakamanis 11+4reb+3ast, G.Maceina 10+2reb+2ast, G.Matulis 8+3reb+1ast, T.Slezas 6+3reb+4ast
Siauliai: V.Vasylius 18+8reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+2reb, C.Long 12+1reb+1ast, D.Bowles 11+6reb+4ast, E.Ruzgas 8+3reb, A.Siksnius 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 165743


Kedainiai - Pieno Zvaigzdes 68-63

One of the most interesting games of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. Ninth ranked Kedainiai won against visiting Pieno Zvaigzdes (6-5) 68-63. The hosts were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-11 Pieno Zvaigzdes' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 68-63 at the end of the game. American forward David McClure (198-86, college: Duke) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward Eimantas Bendzius (203-90) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) added 14 points in the effort for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kedainiai maintains ninth place in Elite with 3-8 record. Newly promoted Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Kedainiai will play against higher ranked Tartu Ulikool (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against Rudupis in Prienai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: E.Bendzius 16+8reb, T.Hughes 14+4reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 10+5reb, L.Nobles 9+3reb+1ast, D.Leonard 4+4reb+2ast, A.Kieza 4+3reb+1ast
Kedainiai: M.Valukonis 16+2reb, V.Jasikevicius 11, D.McClure 8+12reb+2ast, L.Kisielius 6+5reb+3ast, P.Beliavicius 6+1reb+4ast, V.Ginevicius 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 165744


Baltai Kaunas - Ventspils 77-83

Very expected game when 10th ranked Lithuanian Baltai Kaunas (2-10) were defeated at home by sixth ranked Latvian Ventspils (7-5) 83-77 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 45-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ventspils made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Todd Abernethy (185-84, college: Mississippi) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Guinean-Ivorian swingman Mamadi Diane (196-86, college: Virginia) chipped in 17 points. Croatian power forward Mario Delas (207-90) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and Estonian forward Siim-Sander Vene (203-90) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Baltai Kaunas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Ventspils moved-up to fifth place in Elite. Baltai Kaunas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: M.Delas 19+7reb+2ast, S.Vene 15+4reb+1ast, Z.Janavicius 12+3reb+3ast, V.Cizauskas 9+1ast, E.Ulanovas 8+5reb+4ast, M.Kupsas 5+8reb
Ventspils: J.Young 17+2reb+2ast, M.Diane 17+4reb+1ast, T.Abernethy 15+11reb+4ast, M.Meiers 9+3reb+1ast, S.Gray 9+3reb+2ast, S.Willard 8+5reb+4ast
gschID: 165745




Janis Porzingis is back to Latvia - by Eurobasket News
Janis Porzingis (201-F-82, agency: Interperformances) has come back to Latvia. The forward signed a deal with Liepajas Lauvas. The forward left Liepaja back in 2003. He then had stints in Lithuania, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Italy. Janis Porzingis returned shortly to Lauvas back in 2008/09 season. Last season the forward spent with Pistoia in Italy. Janis Porzingis tallied 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in LegaDue. The forward was the member of Latvian National Team back in 2003/08 seasons. He also participated at LKL All-Star Game in 2004.
Janis Porzingis has played his first game for Liepajas this season. He tallied 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in a 77:83 loss to Siauliai in Baltic League encounter.



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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 10-0 
 2. Grodno-93 10-1 
 3. Rubon 6-5 
 4. Minsk-2006 II 4-7 
 5. SBK Osipovichi 4-7 
 6. BGUIR-RTI 3-7 
 7. Sozh Gomel 0-10 


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Kiril SITNIK
  SBK O.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Sitnik, SBK O.20.7 
 2. Rutkauskas, Minsk.19.5 
 3. Knox, Minsk-200615.7 
 4. Ignatchik, Minsk-.15.2 
 5. Zakhar, BG.14.2 
 6. Hawkins, Minsk.14.0 
 7. Patupchyk, Sozh G.13.3 
 8. Kojenets, Minsk.13.0 
 9. Krisevich, Minsk-.12.9 
 10. Yafremov, Grodn.12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.10.4 
 2. Zakhar, BG.9.7 
 3. Rutkauskas, Minsk.9.4 
 4. Kojenets, Minsk.8.1 
 5. Hlebovich, Grodn.7.0 
 6. Krisevich, Minsk-.6.8 
 7. Knox, Minsk-20066.6 
 8. Ovsepian, Rubon6.5 
 9. Zaitsev, SBK O.6.3 
 10. Drobyshevski., So.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.7 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20065.3 
 3. Akulich, Rubon4.4 
 4. Kudrautsau, Minsk.3.8 
 5. Papruha, BG.3.6 
 6. Volk, SBK O.3.0 
 7. Sitnik, SBK O.3.0 
 8. Ignatchik, Minsk-.2.9 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-932.8 
 10. Eldridge, Minsk-2.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Minsk-2006
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hodge, Minsk-20062.3 
 2. Zakhar, BG.2.2 
 3. Malkov, Rubon2.1 
 4. Akulich, Rubon2.1 
 5. Sitnik, SBK O.2.0 
 6. Sapegin, Rubon1.9 
 7. Patupchyk, Sozh G.1.9 
 8. Yafremov, Grodn.1.8 
 9. Ovsepian, Rubon1.8 
 10. Eldridge, Minsk-2.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aliaksandr KUZMITSKI
  BG.
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmitski, BG.0.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 4. Strukov, BG.0.0 
 5. Kurapau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 6. Soloviev, Rubon0.0 
 7. Kudrautsau, Minsk.0.0 
 8. Sofaniuk, Minsk-20.0.0 
 9. Krisevich, Minsk-.0.0 
 10. Sivalko, Rubon0.0 


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  BELGIUM   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Copeland, Aalstar19.4 
 2. Mallet, Spirou16.3 
 3. Bostic, Liege16.1 
 4. Rich, Oostende15.7 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende14.5 
 6. Green, Spirou14.3 
 7. Freeman, Leuven14.3 
 8. Booker, Oostende13.9 
 9. Tofi, Leuven13.4 
 10. Haynes, Gent13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.9 
 3. Brown, Gent7.5 
 4. McLean, Leuven6.8 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 6. Booker, Oostende6.3 
 7. Bostic, Liege5.7 
 8. Chaney, Gent5.6 
 9. Matela, Liege5.5 
 10. Carter, M.Hainaut5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.7 
 2. Waters, Liege4.0 
 3. Bosco, Gent3.5 
 4. Marnegrave, Leuven3.4 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.3.0 
 6. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 7. Rich, Oostende2.9 
 8. Winston, Oostende2.8 
 9. Mallet, Spirou2.8 
 10. Thompson, Vervier.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Dagunduro, Leuven2.6 
 3. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.5 
 5. Steinbach, Aalstar2.2 
 6. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 7. Mallet, Spirou1.9 
 8. Bostic, Liege1.8 
 9. Haynes, Gent1.8 
 10. Ruoff, Aalstar1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.8 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.7 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.3 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 5. Booker, Oostende1.0 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.9 
 7. Holiday, Aalstar0.8 
 8. Vaughn, Antwerp0.5 
 9. Heinle, Gent0.5 
 10. Gillet, Liege0.5 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 13-1 
 2. Bosna 11-2 
 3. Capljina 11-4 
 4. Varda HE 9-5 
 5. Leotar 9-6 
 6. Mladost 8-6 
 7. Hercegovac 6-8 
 8. Servitium 6-9 
 9. Borac Nektar 5-9 
 10. Zrinjski HT 5-10 
 11. Celik 4-11 
 12. Brotnjo 4-11 
 13. Vogosca 3-12 
Play in international cups:
 1. Siroki WWin 0-0 


D2: "Prva Liga RS" Standings - by Sead Buljina
'Prva Liga RS' Standings

Club GP W L
1. Radnik BN 9 9 0
2. Gradjanski 9 8 1
3. Rudar 9 6 3
4. Feniks 8 6 2
5. Prijedor 9 4 5
6. Bratunac 9 4 5
7. Drina 9 2 7
8. Wolf Security 8 2 6
9. Sutjeska 8 2 6
10.OKK Borac 9 1 8
11.Slavija 3 1 2 (withdrawn)


Internal note to the Eurobasket I.T. Department; The above news is too short for an 'Initial Submit'. This league management shall add more teams, so that news is not short anymore...Otherwise, we will have to write a novel before the news is accepted. Thanks.



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  BULGARIA   


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 14-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 11-3 
 3. Rilski Sportist 9-5 
 4. Tundja Yambol 8-6 
 5. Cherno More 7-7 
 6. Balkan 3-11 
 7. Chernomorets 2-12 
 8. Spartak Pleven 2-12 


NBL Round 14: Top-ranked Lukoil Academik wins another game - by Eurobasket News
NBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 14 rounds left.

NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Balkan (3-11) in Botevgrad 88-59. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-59. Lukoil Academik dominated on the defensive end, holding Balkan to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 24 Balkan turnovers. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 assists. The former international swingman Todor Stoykov (198-77, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Balkan. Balkan's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Undefeated Lukoil Academik have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-0 record. Balkan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Lukoil Academik are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Balkan will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Pleven was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Tundja Yambol (8-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Spartak Pleven (2-12). Tundja Yambol defeated Spartak Pleven 89-76. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Martin Durchev chipped in 22 points during the contest. Guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) responded with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Tundja Yambol maintains fourth position with 8-6 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets. Tundja Yambol will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik (#1) in Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Burgas was also quite interesting. Third ranked Rilski Sportist (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Chernomorets (2-12). Rilski Sportist managed to secure a 7-point victory 86-79 on Friday. Branko Mirkovic notched 18 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 10 points and 16 rebounds by Kiril Pavlovski did not help to save the game for Chernomorets. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rilski Sportist maintains third position with 9-5 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Chernomorets lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven. Rilski Sportist will meet at home Euroins Cherno More (#5) in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between second ranked Levski Sofia (11-3) and 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-7) in Sofia ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Varna 97-63. The best player for the winners was Aaron Harper who scored 35 points (!!!) (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Levski Sofia maintains second position with 11-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Levski Sofia's next round opponent will be Tundja Yambol (#4) at home. Euroins Cherno More will play against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Balkan - Lukoil Academik 59-88

NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Balkan (3-11) in Botevgrad 88-59. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-59. Lukoil Academik dominated on the defensive end, holding Balkan to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 24 Balkan turnovers. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 assists. The former international swingman Todor Stoykov (198-77, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Montenegrin center Dragomir Marojevic (207-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Balkan. Balkan's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lukoil Academik have an impressive 14-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-0 record. Balkan lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Lukoil Academik are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Balkan will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: T.Stoykov 16+5reb+3ast, B.Heath 16+2reb+9ast, B.Sundov 13+5reb+1ast, A.Owens 11+1reb+2ast, L.Mack 9+3reb+2ast, B.Avramov 9+1reb+3ast
Balkan: D.Marintchechki 17+6reb, S.Marinov 13+1reb+1ast, D.Marojevic 13+7reb+2ast, I.Martin 6+11reb, D.Morton 5+2reb+2ast, I.Kasabov 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 139976


Levski Sofia - Cherno More 97-63

The game between second ranked Levski Sofia (11-3) and 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-7) in Sofia ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Varna 97-63. The game without a history. Levski Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 30 and made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Levski Sofia forced 21 Euroins Cherno More turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Euroins Cherno More helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American swingman Aaron Harper (199-81, college: Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) who scored 35 points (!!!) (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). The former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. Four Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. Power forward Nikolay Kolev (204-88) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Tihomir Zhelev (192-90) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Levski Sofia maintains second position with 11-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Levski Sofia's next round opponent will be Tundja Yambol (#4) at home. Euroins Cherno More will play against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: A.Harper 35+4reb+2ast, D.Anguelov 15+3ast, V.Evtimov 12+8reb+2ast, J.Howell 10+4reb+5ast, S.Georgiev 6+13reb+2ast, H.Dimitrov 5+2reb+5ast
Cherno More: S.Iliev 13+3reb+1ast, N.Kolev 12+11reb, A.Yanev 12+2reb+2ast, T.Zhelev 8+8reb+2ast, N.Stoyanov 7+3reb, G.Davidov 7+3reb
gschID: 139977


Spartak Pleven - Tundja Yambol 76-89

The game in Pleven was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Tundja Yambol (8-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Spartak Pleven (2-12). Tundja Yambol defeated Spartak Pleven 89-76. The game was mostly controlled by Tundja Yambol. Spartak Pleven was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tundja Yambol shot 65.3 percent from the field and made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Tundja Yambol had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Martin Durchev (200-87) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Four Tundja Yambol players scored in double figures. Guard Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-86) responded with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Tundja Yambol maintains fourth position with 8-6 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets. Tundja Yambol will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Spartak Pleven will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik (#1) in Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: S.Govedarov 25+5reb, M.Durchev 22+2reb+3ast, J.Ofoegbu 18+8reb, J.Radionov 10+3reb+2ast, M.Jefferson 9+3reb+1ast, I.Marchev 3+2reb+2ast
Spartak Pleven: T.Ostrev 21+2reb+3ast, V.Georgiev 17+2ast, I.Stankov 12+5reb+3ast, S.Slaveykov 8+5reb, A.Dyakovski 8+1reb+5ast, T.Todorov 6+3reb
gschID: 139978


Chernomorets - Rilski Sportist 79-86

The game in Burgas was also quite interesting. Third ranked Rilski Sportist (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Chernomorets (2-12). Rilski Sportist managed to secure a 7-point victory 86-79 on Friday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But Chernomorets won third quarter 26-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Rilski Sportist won last quarter 27-21. They made 37-of-48 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) notched 18 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 10 points and 16 rebounds by FYR Macedonian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) did not help to save the game for Chernomorets. Forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) added 18 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Five Rilski Sportist and four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rilski Sportist maintains third position with 9-5 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Chernomorets lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven. Rilski Sportist will meet at home Euroins Cherno More (#5) in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 18+2reb+3ast, F.Vukosavljevic 16+5reb, A.Velikov 14+2reb+2ast, B.Boev 12+1reb, A.Bilobrk 10+8reb+1ast, M.Marinov 7+3reb+2ast
Chernomorets: K.Koev 18+5reb+1ast, D.Dunovic 15+4reb+4ast, D.Roshmanov 15+4reb+2ast, K.Pavlovski 10+16reb, T.Zahariev 8, A.Penev 8+3ast
gschID: 139975




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.20.2 
 2. Harper, Levski S.20.1 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More17.0 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Ril.16.4 
 5. Stankov, Spartak16.2 
 6. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.0 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.14.7 
 8. Govedarov, Tundja14.6 
 9. Dunovic, Chernomo.14.3 
 10. Pavlovski, Cherno.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vasil EVTIMOV
  Levski Sofia
  (207-C/F-77)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Evtimov, Levski So.10.6 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.10.2 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More9.1 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.4 
 5. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.0 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ril.6.7 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.6.7 
 8. Slaveykov, Sparta.6.1 
 9. Todorov, Spartak6.0 
 10. Tsenov, Spartak5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.5.6 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.5.3 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.4.9 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.4.8 
 5. Aleksiev, Cherno M.4.3 
 6. Filipov, Balkan4.1 
 7. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.3 
 8. Jefferson, Tundja3.2 
 9. Hall, Levski Sofia3.2 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitar ROSHMANOV
  Chernomo.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.7 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.4 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.4 
 4. Harper, Levski S.2.3 
 5. Jefferson, Tundja2.2 
 6. Dunovic, Chernomo.2.0 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.1.9 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Zhelev, Cherno M.1.9 
 10. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.4 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.1 
 3. Banev, Lukoil A.1.1 
 4. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.8 
 5. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.8 
 6. Martin, Balkan0.7 
 7. Sundov, Lukoil A.0.6 
 8. Mijajlovic, Rilski0.6 
 9. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.6 
 10. Yanev, Cherno Mo.0.4 


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  CANADA   


Canadian CIS round 15 best performance: Jimmy Dorsey - by Eurobasket News
American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188-G) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cape Breton, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The -year old player was the main contributor (24 points, five rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat St.Francis X. (#1, 7-1) 101-88. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Cape Breton maintains the 3rd position in Canadian CIS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Cape Breton will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Dorsey has many years of experience at Cape Breton, through which he has constantly improved. Jimmy Dorsey has solid league stats. He is league's best passer with 8.1apg. Dorsey is in league's top in and averages impressive 2.5spg.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Daniel McCarthy (188-G) of Guelph. McCarthy had a very good evening with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he lead Guelph to another comfortable win 82-66 over slightly lower-ranked Western (#8, 3-8) being unquestionably team leader. Guelph's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. McCarthy is one of the most experienced players at Guelph and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Terry Thomas (193-G) of league's top team St.Francis X.. Thomas scored 28 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Thomas' great performance St.Francis X. lost 88-101 to #3 ranked Cape Breton. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. St.Francis X. had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Thomas' teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Thomas has a great season in Canada. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.6ppg (3rd best). He also has 3.4spg, 1.3bpg and FGP: 67.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Manny Pasquale (183-G) of Laurentian - 32 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Lien Phillip (203-F-89) of Windsor - 17 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Georges Serresse (191-G/F) of Laurentian - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Josh Collins (186-G-90) of Windsor - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Donovan Gayle (193-F) of Brandon - 16 points and 11 rebounds
9. Victor Raso (193-G) of McMaster - 29 points and 5 rebounds
10. Mark McNee (198-F) of Winnipeg - 17 points and 7 rebounds

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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin KING
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. King, TRU24.5 
 2. Fassett, St.Mary''s22.6 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.21.6 
 4. Diloreto, Windsor21.3 
 5. Ghomari, UBC O.21.0 
 6. Baker, Alberta20.7 
 7. Barbeau, Western20.6 
 8. Pasquale, Laure.20.4 
 9. Habib, Memorial20.3 
 10. Mackinnon, Victor.20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Phillip, Windsor11.1 
 2. Burke, UBC10.6 
 3. Baker, Alberta10.5 
 4. King, TRU10.5 
 5. Lieffers, Saskatch.10.0 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.7 
 7. Klassen, Acadia9.6 
 8. Desroches, New B.9.4 
 9. Coward, Lethbridge8.5 
 10. Staniscia, Ryerson8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.1 
 2. Helsby, Memorial6.3 
 3. Kraus, Brock6.1 
 4. Kanza Mata, Dalho.5.9 
 5. Collins, Windsor5.9 
 6. Shepherd, Memorial5.7 
 7. Yu, UBC5.6 
 8. Smith, TWU5.6 
 9. Barrett, Saskatch.5.5 
 10. Bonhomme, Brandon5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Evens LAROCHE
  Concordia
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Laroche, Concordia4.5 
 2. Thomas, St.Franc.3.4 
 3. Collins, Windsor3.1 
 4. Smith, TWU3.1 
 5. Cote-K., UQ.2.8 
 6. Carter, Lakehead2.7 
 7. Cooper, Lethbridge2.7 
 8. Oliver, Manitoba2.6 
 9. Mackinnon, Victoria2.6 
 10. Sy-M., McGill2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Balraj BAINS
  UBC
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bains, UBC2.1 
 2. Andrews, Bishop''s1.8 
 3. Klassen, Acadia1.6 
 4. Coward, Lethbridge1.5 
 5. Duke, UPEI1.4 
 6. Eyitayo, Concordia1.3 
 7. Thomas, St.Franc.1.3 
 8. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.3 
 9. Osuntola, Windsor1.0 
 10. Pryce, Ryerson1.0 


CIS Round 16: Leader Vikies lose to Cascades - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Vikies (9-2) recorded its second loss in Victoria, BC on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Cascades (7-4) 79-70. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Cascades made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) chipped in 15 points. American forward Michael Berg (203, college: Centenary) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Vikies' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cascades moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Vikies at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with McMaster and Laurier. Cascades will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Vikies will play again at home against Cascades in Abbotsford, BC and are hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was played in Waterloo, ON between first ranked Thunderwolves and their biggest opponent Golden Hawks where Thunderwolves (10-1) beat Golden Hawks (9-2) on the road 88-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Golden Hawks. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Venzal Russel (188-87, college: Vermilion CC) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 steals. Greg Carter contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. International forward Kale Harrison (196) replied with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Golden Hawks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Thunderwolves have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-1 record which they share with defeated Golden Hawks. Golden Hawks at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. They share the position with McMaster and Victoria. Thunderwolves will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Golden Hawks will play again at home against the league's leader Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Fredericton, NB between Varsity Reds and Panthers. Seventh ranked Varsity Reds (3-6) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked Panthers (6-3). Varsity Reds managed to escape with a 3-point win 80-77 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Alex Desroches who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. At the losing side Terrence Brown responded with 22 points and 4 assists. Varsity Reds maintains seventh position with 3-6 record. Panthers lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with three games lost. Varsity Reds will meet at home higher ranked Axemen (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Panthers will play against the league's leader X-Men having rather not much hope for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Huskies (6-4) against twelfth ranked Dinos (4-7) on Friday night. Visiting Huskies were defeated by Dinos in a tough game in Calgary, AB 79-83. The winners were led by Jarred Ogungbemi who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Huskies' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Waterloo. Huskies at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Dinos' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Huskies (#6) in Saskatoon, SK and it may be quite challenging game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Rouge et Or (3-3) against fourth ranked Citadines (4-3) on Friday night. Visiting Rouge et Or was defeated by Citadines in Montreal, QC 74-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rouge et Or. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Gregory Saint-Amand fired 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Citadines' coach Olga Hrycak used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Citadines moved-up to second place, which they share with McGill. Loser Rouge et Or dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Citadines' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montreal, QC to the arena Stingers.

Rest of the games of round 16 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
TWU defeated UBC Okanagan in Langley, BC 83-77. TRU was beaten by UBC at home 66-83. Regina was destroyed by Manitoba on the opponent's court 116-87. Winnipeg managed to outperform Brandon in a home game 66-61. Lethbridge recorded a loss to Alberta on the road 91-83. Ryerson lost to undefeated Carleton on its own court 56-87. Ottawa smashed Toronto Univ. in Ottawa, ON 88-67. Winless RMC was destroyed by York at home 49-107. Laurentian managed to outperform Queen's on the opponent's court 74-61.
The best stats of 16th round was 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Johnny Berhanemeskel of Ottawa.



Victoria - UFV 70-79

Top ranked Vikies (9-2) recorded its second loss in Victoria, BC on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Cascades (7-4) 79-70. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Cascades made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) chipped in 15 points. American forward Michael Berg (203, college: Centenary) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and Michael Acheampong added 17 points respectively for lost side. Vikies' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cascades moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Vikies at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with McMaster and Laurier. Cascades will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Vikies will play again at home against Cascades in Abbotsford, BC and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Victoria: M.Berg 19+5reb+1ast, M.Acheampong 17+3reb+3ast, R.Mackinnon 9+4reb+6ast, R.Pribilsky 7+3reb+1ast, T.Evans 6+2reb+1ast, J.Woldu 4+1reb+1ast
UFV: K.Grewal 18+6reb+2ast, J.Friesen 17+3reb+2ast, S.Freeman 15+4reb+3ast, J.Moedt 9+4reb+1ast, J.Blackman 6+2ast, M.James 6+4reb
gschID: 155765


UBC Okanagan - TWU 77-83

There was no surprise in Kelowna, BC where 13th ranked Heat (2-7) was defeated by tenth ranked Spartans (5-6) 83-77 on Friday. Heat trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-83 at the end of the game. Spartans made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Heat turnovers. Guard Sean Peter (191) fired 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. American forward Kyle Coston (203-87, college: Portland St.) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Spartans' coach Scott Allen used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yassine Ghomari produced 33 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Simon Pelland added 23 points respectively for lost side. Spartans have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Heat dropped to the fourteenth position with seven games lost. Spartans will have a break next round. Heat will play again at home against Spartans (#7) in Langley, BC.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 33+9reb+4ast, S.Pelland 23+3reb+2ast, B.Macdonald 7+3reb+6ast, B.Quevillon 5+6reb+1ast, E.Dane Medi 4+5reb+1ast, I.Con 3+1reb
TWU: K.Coston 20+6reb+3ast, S.Peter 19+8reb+4ast, C.Westbrook 19+3reb, T.Smith 9+7reb+5ast, K.Osborne 7+6reb, L.Sauciuc 3
gschID: 155766


Calgary - Saskatchewan 83-79

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Huskies (6-4) against twelfth ranked Dinos (4-7) on Friday night. Visiting Huskies were defeated by Dinos in a tough game in Calgary, AB 79-83. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 25-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Dinos made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Huskies turnovers. The winners were led by guard Jarred Ogungbemi (175-91) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and guard Tyler Fidler (206-89) supported him with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists by international forward Michael Lieffers (203-87) did not help to save the game for Huskies. American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Four Dinos and five Huskies players scored in double figures. Huskies' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Waterloo. Huskies at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Dinos' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Huskies (#6) in Saskatoon, SK and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: P.Lomuro 19+5reb+1ast, M.Lieffers 18+15reb+5ast, J.Barrett 13+7reb+7ast, M.Forbes 13+3reb, D.Jones 10+2ast, B.Baker 3+3reb+1ast
Calgary: J.Ogungbemi 21+11reb+3ast, T.Fidler 19+7reb+4ast, B.Bakovic 17+2reb+2ast, D.Reding 11+5reb, K.Milburn 7+3reb, J.Owen-Thomas 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155763


TRU - UBC 66-83

No shocking result in a game in Kamloops, BC where second ranked Thunderbirds (7-2) defeated 8th ranked Wolfpack (5-6) 83-66 on Friday. The game without a history. Thunderbirds led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) fired 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Malcolm Williams chipped in 15 points. Justin King produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and guard Akeem Pierre (180) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Thunderbirds have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-2 record having five points less than leader St.Francis X. Loser Wolfpack dropped to the third place with six games lost. Thunderbirds will have a break next round. Wolfpack will play again at home against the league's second-placed Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TRU: J.King 14+9reb+1ast, A.Pierre 13+6reb+4ast, K.Pribilsky 11+1reb+4ast, B.Rouault 11+3reb+3ast, C.Kok 9+6reb+1ast, W.Ondrik 5+5reb+2ast
UBC: D.Plumb 23+7reb+2ast, M.Williams 15+3reb+1ast, K.Burke 12+7reb, T.Nixon 10+4reb+2ast, N.Yu 9+2reb+6ast, B.Bains 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 155764


Manitoba - Regina 116-87

Very expected game in Winnipeg, MB where 12th ranked Cougars (3-7) were rolled over by fifth ranked Bisons (7-4) 116-87 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Bisons. Cougars was better in fourth quarter 30-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bisons forced 29 Cougars turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Cougars' players. Guard Kevin Oliver (198) fired 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Stephan Walton (175-87, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in 17 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Walton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Connor Burns (201) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Sterling Nostedt (185) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Bisons and four Cougars players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bisons have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Cougars keep the twelfth position with seven games lost. Bisons will face again Cougars (#12) in Regina, SK in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Regina: C.Burns 17+10reb+1ast, S.Nostedt 15+5reb, V.Grujic 12+7reb+1ast, P.Gareau 10+8reb+1ast, B.Hebert 8+1reb+5ast, G.Childerhose 8+3reb
Manitoba: K.Oliver 23+9reb+5ast, S.Walton 17+4reb+7ast, X.Smith 14+3reb+4ast, T.Draward 12+2reb, J.Huertas 12+4reb+4ast, B.Speer 8
gschID: 155760


Winnipeg - Brandon 66-61

There was a surprise result in Winnipeg, MB where fourteenth ranked Wesmen (3-9) beat higher ranked Bobcats (5-7) 66-61 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Mark McNee (198) chipped in 17 points and 4 steals (made all of his seven free throws). Four Wesmen players scored in double figures. Wesmen's coach Mike Raimbault used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Donovan Gayle (193) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jordan Reaves added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Wesmen moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Bobcats dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Brandon: D.Gayle 20+8reb, M.Smith 16+2reb, J.Reaves 8+10reb, K.Vince 6+6reb+3ast, A.Mounir 5+10reb+1ast, E.Schippers 4+4reb
Winnipeg: M.McNee 17+3reb+1ast, A.Cunningham 12+14reb+8ast, T.Krahn 11+7reb, D.Brown 11+8reb, B.Duff 5+6reb, E.Zimmerman 5+1reb
gschID: 155761


Alberta - Lethbridge 91-83

Not a big story in a game in Edmonton, AB where 7th ranked Pronghorn (5-6) was defeated by fourth ranked Golden Bears (7-4) 91-83 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-83. Pronghorn was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. International guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Daniel Ferguson (191, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in 15 points. Five Golden Bears players scored in double figures. Forward Dominyc Coward (198) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and Daryl Cooper added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Bears moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Pronghorn dropped to the third position with six games lost. Golden Bears will face again Pronghorn (#8) in Lethbridge, AB in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Lethbridge: D.Coward 23+12reb, D.Cooper 21+5reb+4ast, M.Duce 16+3reb, A.Fletcher 7+1reb+2ast, J.Chief-Morris 5+1reb+1ast, N.Kovac 5+3reb
Alberta: J.Baker 25+10reb+3ast, D.Ferguson 15+3reb+3ast, L.Taylor 14+5reb+1ast, R.Dewar 13+1ast, M.Cardoza 10+8reb+2ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155762


Ryerson - Carleton 56-87

Everything went according to plan in Toronto, ON where top-ranked Ravens (11-0) outleveled 3rd ranked Rams (5-6) 87-56 on Friday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ravens outrebounded Rams 33-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Ravens especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. Forward Kevin Churchill (198) fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). International forward Tyson Hinz (199-91) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. Jordon Gauthier produced 12 points and naturalized Italian guard Luke Staniscia (193-88) added 6 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ravens have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Loser Rams keep the third place with six games lost. Ravens will face Blues (#4) in Toronto, ON in the next round. Rams will play at home against the league's second-placed Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: J.Gauthier 12+3reb, J.Jones 10+4reb, B.Michaelsen 9+4reb+1ast, A.Best 8+1reb+1ast, A.Gebrekerestos 6+1reb, L.Staniscia 6+7reb+1ast
Carleton: K.Churchill 14+8reb, T.Hinz 13+6reb, E.Thompson 12+4reb, T.Scrubb 12+5reb, P.Scrubb 9+3reb+1ast, C.Hobin 8+2reb
gschID: 155757


Toronto Univ. - Ottawa 67-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with one of their biggest challengers Blues' (5-6) home loss to second ranked Gee-Gees (7-4) 67-88 on Friday. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 21 points. Gee-Gees dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Blues' 32. Guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Christopher Anderson (191) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Alex Hill (196, college: Cornell) produced 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and guard Sean Nickel (196) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gee-Gees have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-4 record having just three points less than leader St.Francis X., which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Blues keep the third place with six games lost. Gee-Gees will face Rams (#3) in Toronto, ON in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Blues will play at home against the league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Hill 19+1reb+1ast, S.Nickel 12+7reb+1ast, J.Holmes 11+2reb, A.Wasik 10+5reb+2ast, A.Kumar 4+3reb+3ast, M.Savel 3+1reb+1ast
Ottawa: J.Berhanemeskel 29+10reb+4ast, M.L'Africain 16+1reb+3ast, V.Gill 14+5reb, C.Anderson 10+6reb+4ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 6+8reb+3ast, J.Vig 4+4reb
gschID: 155758


UQAM - Laval 74-62

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Rouge et Or (3-3) against fourth ranked Citadines (4-3) on Friday night. Visiting Rouge et Or was defeated by Citadines in Montreal, QC 74-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rouge et Or. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Citadines. Rouge et Or was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Citadines dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 32. Citadines forced 20 Rouge et Or turnovers. Forward Gregory Saint-Amand (193-88) fired 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Eric Cote-Kougnima (193-88) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Citadines' coach Olga Hrycak used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, college: High School) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and forward Rene-Pier Mathieu (196) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Citadines moved-up to second place, which they share with McGill. Loser Rouge et Or dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Citadines' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montreal, QC to the arena Stingers.
Top scorers:
Laval: B.Hadzimuratovic 20+13reb, R.Mathieu 12+4reb+2ast, H.Ryan 9+4reb+2ast, T.Dezutter 9+3reb, X.Baribeau 6+3reb+4ast, A.Guilard 4+1reb
UQAM: G.Saint-Amand 22+7reb+4ast, E.Cote-Kougnima 16+6reb+3ast, A.Bernard 15+4reb+2ast, V.Lanctot-Fortier 8+9reb+1ast, T.Justin 5+2ast, J.Rodney Memette 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 155759


Laurier - Lakehead 83-88

Another exciting game was played in Waterloo, ON between first ranked Thunderwolves and their biggest opponent Golden Hawks where Thunderwolves (10-1) beat Golden Hawks (9-2) on the road 88-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Golden Hawks. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Golden Hawks were ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 49-39 second half run of Thunderwolves. They also forced 19 Golden Hawks turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Venzal Russel (188-87, college: Vermilion CC) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 steals. Guard Greg Carter (178-90) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. International forward Kale Harrison (196) replied with 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Maxwell Allin (193) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Golden Hawks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Thunderwolves have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-1 record which they share with defeated Golden Hawks. Golden Hawks at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. They share the position with McMaster and Victoria. Thunderwolves will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Golden Hawks will play again at home against the league's leader Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Laurier: K.Harrison 24+7reb+1ast, M.Allin 12+6reb+6ast, P.Donnelly 11+9reb+1ast, C.Meschino 10+1reb, K.Enright 7, M.Buckley 7+9reb+1ast
Lakehead: V.Russel 24+4reb+3ast, B.King 18+3reb+1ast, G.Carter 15+8reb+3ast, R.Thomson 14+3reb, J.Jones 7+2reb, B.Johnson 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 155754


RMC - York 49-107

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Kingston, ON where eighth ranked Lions (1-11) smashed bottom-ranked RMC (0-11) 107-49 on Friday. The game without a history. Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held RMC to an opponent 20.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 53.6 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded RMC 55-18 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Christian Coldea (201) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kenneth Buchanan (185) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Four Lions players scored in double figures. Lions' coach Tom Oliveri felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Alexandre Lavoie produced 21 points and guard James Byun (185) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Lions left bottom position moving up to sixth place. It was RMC's eleventh loss in a row. They still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Lions will face Golden Gaels (#7) in Kingston, ON in the next round. RMC will play at home against Voyageurs in Sudbury, ON and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
RMC: A.Lavoie 21+3reb+1ast, J.Byun 19+2reb, T.Boettcher 5+3reb, J.Kim 2+3reb, K.Chung 2+3reb, A.Cyr 0+2reb
York: C.Coldea 19+12reb, J.Bell 14+3reb, R.Iheadindu 12+2reb, K.Buchanan 10+10reb+3ast, D.Tyndale 10+1reb+1ast, A.Rados 9+3reb
gschID: 155755


Queen's - Laurentian 61-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Golden Gaels' (0-11) home loss to fifth ranked Voyageurs (4-8) 61-74 on Friday. The game without a history. Voyageurs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Voyageurs outrebounded Golden Gaels 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Guard Manny Pasquale (183) fired 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Isiah Pasquale (191) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Alex Weatherill (196) produced 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Nikola Misljencevic (196) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Voyageurs maintains fifth position with 4-8 record. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Voyageurs will face RMC (#8) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Golden Gaels will play at home against Lions in Toronto, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Queen's: N.Misljencevic 16+4reb+1ast, A.Weatherill 13+6reb+4ast, M.Simpson 11+4reb, J.Lenz 7+2reb, M.Farine 5+3reb+3ast, M.Baker 4+2reb+1ast
Laurentian: I.Pasquale 21+7reb, M.Pasquale 20+4reb+6ast, E.Ducharme 12+4reb+1ast, G.Serresse 6+5reb, M.Hull 4+6reb+3ast, N.Yengue 4+3reb
gschID: 155756


New Brunsw. - UPEI 80-77

A very close game took place in Fredericton, NB between Varsity Reds and Panthers. Seventh ranked Varsity Reds (3-6) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked Panthers (6-3). Varsity Reds managed to escape with a 3-point win 80-77 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-77. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Alex Desroches (193) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and Michael Fosu who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Terrence Brown (186) responded with 22 points and 4 assists and Donathan Moss scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Varsity Reds and four Panthers players scored in double figures. Varsity Reds maintains seventh position with 3-6 record. Panthers lost third consecutive game. They keep the second place with three games lost. Varsity Reds will meet at home higher ranked Axemen (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Panthers will play against the league's leader X-Men having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
UPEI: T.Brown 22+3reb+4ast, J.Cooper 16+4reb+1ast, A.Robbins 12+2reb+2ast, D.Moss 12+9reb+1ast, M.Lual 9+6reb+2ast, J.Duke 6+3reb
New Brunsw.: A.Desroches 20+14reb+3ast, M.Fosu 16+5reb, M.Daley 13+3reb+4ast, R.Linton 11+1reb+1ast, J.Irvine 10+4reb+2ast, W.McFee 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 155753




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  CHINA   


Pickett's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
30-year old swingman Tim Pickett (193-G/F-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Xinjiang F.T. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had a double-double of 55 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed TianJin R. (#16, 7-16) with 22-point margin 134-112. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Xinjiang F.T. maintains the 10th position in Chinese league. Xinjiang F.T. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-10 record. In the team's last game Pickett had a remarkable 88.2% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He just recently signed at Xinjiang F.T., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Tim Pickett averages this season 30.8ppg and 9.5rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Randolph Morris (211-F/C-86) of Beijing Ducks. He is American forward in his second season at Beijing Ducks. In the last game Morris recorded impressive double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Beijing Ducks was edged by the lower-ranked Shanxi Zh. (#9, 11-10) 114-111. This loss caused Beijing Ducks to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 15-8 record is not bad at all. Morris is well-known at Beijing Ducks and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh. (#9). Gaines scored 28 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Shanxi Zh., leading his team to a 114-111 win against the higher-ranked Beijing Ducks (#3, 15-8). Shanxi Zh. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 10 lost games. Gaines has a great season in China. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.1ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 13.1rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michel Maadanly (195-G-81) of Foshan - 42 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80) of Foshan - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Osama Daghles (198-G-79) of Jilin NE T. - 25 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Donnell Harvey (203-F/C-80) of TianJin R. - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gani Lawal (206-F-88) of Xinjiang F.T. - 25 points and 10 rebounds
9. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Guangsha L. - 22 points and 19 rebounds
10. Josh Powell (206-F-83) of Liaoning H. - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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  CROATIA   


Hajdic is back at KK Dubrovnik - by Eurobasket Center
KK Dubrovnik agreed terms with 23-year old power forward Marijo Hajdic (206-F/C-89). Its actually Hajdics comeback to Dubrovnik as he played here before. In his first game he scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Kvarner 2010 64-98. Hajdic played most recently at Svjetlost Slavonski Brod (A1). While playing 7 games for Svjetlost this season he averaged 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. Hajdic is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Greece, Latvia and Spain.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Gamma moved to Svjetlost! - by Dani Erceg
Kamaldin Gamma (205-F/C-80) left Darda and signed for Svjetlost Brod . He played 2 games for Darda in Croatian A1 League this season averaging 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0 spg . In his professional career he also played for Osijek, Synthesia Pardubice, Decin, Brno and MBK Handlova.He will have debut with his new team in home game against KK Zadar.

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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 24
 1. Mimica, KK Split24.0 
 2. Ross, Jolly17.9 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner17.8 
 4. Tomeljak, Svjet.17.4 
 5. Ciklic, Dubrovnik17.2 
 6. Vrbanc, Zadar16.5 
 7. Simovic, Kvarner15.7 
 8. Mrva, Jolly15.1 
 9. Sarlija, Borik14.5 
 10. Gaurina, Alkar Si.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josip SOBIN
  KK Split
  (203-G/F-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Sobin, KK Split7.5 
 2. Ivanov, Zadar7.4 
 3. Poscic, Svjetlost7.0 
 4. Mrva, Jolly7.0 
 5. Cakarun, Borik6.9 
 6. Simovic, Kvarner6.9 
 7. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.5 
 8. Cinac, Kvarner 20106.5 
 9. Peraica, Darda6.5 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci6.9 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.6.3 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner4.0 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Mimica, KK Split3.7 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.6 
 7. Subotic, KK Split3.3 
 8. Tomas, Zabok3.0 
 9. Bubalo, Alkar Sinj2.8 
 10. Salamun, Kvarner2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.0 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.4 
 3. Bicvic, Darda2.1 
 4. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 5. Zadnik, Zadar1.8 
 6. Tomas, Zabok1.6 
 7. Salamun, Kvarner1.6 
 8. Ivanov, Zadar1.6 
 9. Panduric, Darda1.6 
 10. Ridl, Darda1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Domagoj VUKOVIC
  KK Split
  (204-C-93)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Vukovic, KK Split1.3 
 2. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.3 
 3. Buva, Krizevci1.1 
 4. Sarlija, Borik1.0 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 6. Bubalo, Zabok0.9 
 7. Ridl, Darda0.8 
 8. Ciklic, Dubrovnik0.7 
 9. Najev, KK Split0.7 
 10. Gaurina, Alkar Si.0.7 


Poscic is back at Svjetlost Slavonski Brod - by Eurobasket Center
Svjetlost Slavonski Brod signed 27-year old Croatian center Matija Poscic (205-C-107kg-85, college: De Paul). Its actually Poscics comeback to Svjetlost as he played here before. In his first game he scored 7 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. However his new team lost to Zadar 58-78. Poscic played most recently at KK Rudes Zagreb (A2). He graduated De Paul University in 2009 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  CYPRUS   


Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 12-0 
 2. Apollon 9-2 
 3. Etha 8-3 
 4. AEK 7-5 
 5. APOEL 6-4 
 6. Omonia 4-8 
 7. ENAD 3-9 
 8. AEL 1-10 


Another win for Petrolina AEK - by Michael Aristidou

Petrolina AEK Larnaca added another victory in Cyprus league by beating Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia 82-65. The key for the victory of Nikolas Papadopoulos team was the good defense in the second half.
Petrolina AEK Larnaca now is placed third in the league and find themselves among the teams who will fight to be in the first four in regular season. On the other hand Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia is played well specially in the first half but eventually lost.

Quarters: 19-13, 36-39, 53-49, 82-65
Petrolina AEK Larnaca: Karim 8, Panteli 5 (1), Fisher 14, Xaralampous, Stylianou 11 (2), Harrison 6, Kandic 14 (1), Makanda 5 (1), Garcia, Vujadin Subotic (198-G-81) 19 (2), Gajic, Roudi
Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia: Kilaras, Goode 12, Konstantinou 2, Bostick 12, Juknevicius 1, Souflias 4, Trifunovic 17, Papadopoulos 17 (1)
: Kc, 12, K 2, M 12, c 1, c 4, Tc 17, c 17 (1)


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 22-1 
 2. BK Prostejov 18-4 
 3. BK Pardubice 18-4 
 4. BC Kolin 16-6 
 5. BK Decin 15-7 
 6. USK Praha 14-9 
 7. NH Ostrava 10-12 
 8. Levice 8-14 
 9. Chomutov 8-14 
 10. Svitavy 8-15 
 11. Usti n/Labem 6-16 
 12. Plzen 5-17 
 13. Inter Bratislava 4-18 
 14. B&W Opava 4-19 


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. J.Hradec 17-0 
 2. Sparta Praha 14-3 
 3. Proton Zlin 12-4 
 4. Opava B 12-4 
 5. Sokol H.Kralove 10-6 
 6. Sokol Prazsky 9-7 
 7. Trutnov 9-7 
 8. Liberec 9-8 
 9. Vysehrad 6-10 
 10. Benesov 6-11 
 11. Prostejov B 5-12 
 12. Litomerice 4-12 
 13. Kladno 1-15 
 14. Mlada Boleslav 1-16 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Grant, Levice21.1 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.6 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov17.9 
 5. Lowery, Chomutov17.6 
 6. Hruban, USK Praha17.3 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.17.1 
 8. Wilson, CEZ N.16.3 
 9. Houska, BK Decin16.2 
 10. Longmire, Usti n.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Votroubek, USK P.9.1 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.8.6 
 3. Meno, Svitavy8.3 
 4. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.1 
 5. Gadri-N., BK Prost.7.7 
 6. Peterson, BK Prost.7.2 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.1 
 8. Pesic, Inter B.7.1 
 9. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.8 
 10. Frana, Plzen6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha5.0 
 2. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.4 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.1 
 5. George, Svitavy3.9 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.8 
 7. Boyer, BK Decin3.6 
 8. Ames, BC Kolin3.6 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.3.4 
 10. Moravec, Svitavy3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Thaddeus MCFADDEN
  Usti n.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McFadden, Usti n.2.4 
 2. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 3. Ames, BC Kolin2.3 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.2 
 5. Klecka, B&W Opava2.2 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 7. Grant, Levice1.9 
 8. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Simmons, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Lowery, Chomutov1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  NH Ostrava
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.5 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.5 
 3. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.4 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.3 
 5. Grant, Levice1.1 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Williams, BK Decin0.9 
 8. Pumprla, CEZ N.0.8 
 9. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.8 


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 16-2 
 2. Bakken 15-1 
 3. Naestved 11-7 
 4. SISU 7-10 
 5. Aalborg 7-10 
 6. Horsholm 7-10 
 7. Horsens IC 6-11 
 8. Vaerlose 6-11 
 9. Aabyhoj 6-11 
 10. Falcon 5-13 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Ryan WHITE
  Aalborg
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. White, Aalborg25.7 
 2. Harris, Horsens IC23.8 
 3. Henry, Naestved22.4 
 4. Rutherford, SISU20.1 
 5. Kingsley, Svendborg19.4 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj19.4 
 7. Rasmussen, Vaerl.18.9 
 8. Bishop, Aalborg18.2 
 9. Bak, Horsholm16.5 
 10. Nielsen, Bakken15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan GLYNN
  Naestved
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Glynn, Naestved10.9 
 2. Bishop, Aalborg10.5 
 3. St.John, Horsens10.4 
 4. Benjamin, Horsholm9.6 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.5 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj8.6 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC8.4 
 8. Osgood-R., Vaerlose8.4 
 9. Colas, Horsholm8.3 
 10. Johansen, Naestv.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Henry, Naestved4.7 
 2. White, Aalborg4.6 
 3. Sattler, Horsens IC4.2 
 4. Colman, Svendborg4.1 
 5. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 6. McFarlane, Falcon3.7 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj3.5 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.3.2 
 9. Sakne, Horsens IC3.2 
 10. Dennis, SISU3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Henry, Naestved4.7 
 2. Wire, Vaerlose2.9 
 3. White, Aalborg2.8 
 4. Bishop, Aalborg2.3 
 5. Dennis, SISU2.2 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.1.9 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj1.8 
 8. McFarlane, Falcon1.8 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC1.7 
 10. Kristiansen, Aalb.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Harrison, SISU2.3 
 2. Phillips, Aabyhoj2.1 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.9 
 4. Colas, Horsholm1.8 
 5. Bishop, Aalborg1.8 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj1.6 
 7. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.3 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.1 
 9. Larsen, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Vinson, Svendborg0.8 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Iowa E. 13-5 
 2. Canton C. 9-9 
 3. Springfield A. 9-9 
 4. Erie Bay H. 9-11 
 5. Dakota W. 8-9 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 7-12 
 7. Maine RC 6-13 
 8. Sioux Falls S. 5-15 
West Conference
 1. Los Angeles D. 15-7 
 2. Austin T. 14-4 
 3. Bakersfield J. 11-8 
 4. Reno B. 11-9 
 5. Rio Grande VV 11-9 
 6. Tulsa 66ers 10-9 
 7. Idaho S. 8-11 
 8. Texas L. 7-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake AHEARN
  Reno B.
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Ahearn, Reno B.25.2 
 2. Costner, Los A.23.9 
 3. Emmett, Reno B.23.8 
 4. Dentmon, Austin T.23.4 
 5. Millsap, Los A.21.8 
 6. Ubiles, Dakota W.19.8 
 7. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.8 
 8. Biggs, Canton C.18.9 
 9. Curry, Springfield18.9 
 10. Mitchell, Sioux F.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus LEWIS
  Tulsa 66ers
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers13.7 
 2. Famous, Iowa E.11.0 
 3. Dawson, Austin T.10.6 
 4. Milligan, Canton C.10.2 
 5. Foote, Springfield9.3 
 6. Thomas, Reno B.9.3 
 7. Daniels, Erie B.8.9 
 8. Reid, Tulsa 66ers8.9 
 9. Andrews, Los A.8.9 
 10. Thomas, Austin T.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.9.4 
 2. Tinsley, Los A.7.6 
 3. Ewing, Iowa E.7.0 
 4. Cooksey, Texas L.6.8 
 5. Coleman, Sioux F.6.7 
 6. Curry, Springfield6.3 
 7. Bozeman, Reno B.6.2 
 8. Baker, Dakota W.6.2 
 9. Ahearn, Reno B.6.1 
 10. Wise, Bakersfield5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Elijah MILLSAP
  Los A.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Millsap, Los A.2.5 
 2. Tinsley, Los A.2.4 
 3. Curry, Springfield2.2 
 4. Coleman, Sioux F.2.2 
 5. Harris, Rio G.2.1 
 6. Fortson, Los A.2.1 
 7. Baker, Dakota W.2.1 
 8. Emmett, Reno B.2.1 
 9. Pruitt, Sioux F.2.0 
 10. Russell, Ft.Wayne.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Will FOSTER
  Idaho S.
  (226-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Foster, Idaho S.3.1 
 2. Saunders, Rio G.2.3 
 3. Daniels, Erie B.2.2 
 4. Ojougboh, Tulsa1.8 
 5. Anderson, Dakota1.7 
 6. Dove, Dakota W.1.6 
 7. Tisdale, Maine RC1.6 
 8. Smith, Rio G.1.6 
 9. Dawson, Austin T.1.5 
 10. Washington, Erie1.4 


Friday's games (5): Daniels' buzzer-beater helps BayHawks beat Legends - by Eurobasket News
Bakersfield J. - Austin T. 102-100
The Bakersfield Jam (11-8) defeated the visiting Austin Toros (14-4) by a score of 102-100 Friday night. Bakersfield led by as many as 24 points in the game. The Jam shot 63.6% from the field compared to the Toros' 32.0% en route to a 35-20 lead at the end of the first period. Bakersfield continued their high percentage shooting and built a 24 point lead on an Adrian Thomas (6'7''-F-87, college: Miami, FL) three pointer with 2:28 left in the second quarter. They led 65-47 at the half but Austin would not surrender. The Toros outscored the Jam 29-13 in the third to cut Bakersfield's lead down to 2 (78-76) entering the fourth period. With a 102-97 Bakersfield lead with 1:29 left in the game, Da'Sean Butler connected on a jump shot to bring the game within three points. Couple possessions later, Lance Thomas was put on the free throw line, only making one, to bring the final score to 102-100. Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: Fresno St.) led the offense this evening with 18 points. Jeremy Wise tied his season-high in points with 17 and dished out 7 assists. Juan Pattillo was a huge spark off the bench for the Jam scoring 15 points and grabbing 7 rebounds, as well as Mustapha Farrakhan with 12 points. Adrian Thomas added 12 points (all in the first half). Three Austin players recorded a double-double tonight, including Leo Lyons with 17 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, Lance Thomas with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Eric Dawson with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Justin Dentmon led the Toros in scoring with 21 points and tallied 7 assists. Da'Sean Butler contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists off the bench. The Jam return to action tomorrow night as the Sioux Falls Skyforce come to Bakersfield for a 7 p.m. PT game. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Reno B. - Sioux Falls S. 118-98
Andre Emmett (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech) finished with 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Reno Bighorns to a 118-98 win over the Sioux Falls SkyForce in a Friday morning NBA D-League game at the Reno Events Center. The win was the third straight for Reno (11-9), a season high. Emmett was 13-for-18 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free-throw line. Blake Ahearn (6'2''-PG-84, college: Missouri St.) added 26 points for the Bighorns, who shot 60 percent (45-of-75) from the floor. Reno was also an even 60 percent from 3-point range (9-of-15). Casey Mitchell led Sioux Falls (5-15) with 28 points. The Bighorns play at home Sunday (3 p.m.) against Austin. *Courtesy of www.rgj.com

Erie Bay H. - Texas L. 118-115
Prayer answered. Chris Daniels' (6'11''-C-84) fadeaway 3-pointer lifted Erie to a 118-115 miracle victory against the Texas Legends on Friday night before 2,242 fans at Tullio Arena. 'I was just praying that it went in,' Daniels said. 'It happened to go in.' Erie (9-11) came back from a 20-point deficit to stun the Legends (7-13) as Daniels, a 7-footer, made the shot at the buzzer. 'I had a feeling they were going to sag off and think we were going to throw it in the lane,' said BayHawks guard Devin Green (6'7''-G/F-82, college: Hampton), who inbounded the ball to Daniels from the right side of half-court. Daniels, who came into the game shooting 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from 3-point range, said the play was intended for Tirrell Baines in the lane. Daniels flared to the corner, got the pass from Green, nailed the shot in front of the Texas bench and left his hand in the shooting position in celebration. 'I just told him to be ready,' Green said. 'He was ready.' The two teams meet again today at 7 p.m. 'We've seen him shoot those crazy fadeaways from all over the court and hit them in practice,' forward Kyle Goldcamp said. 'As soon as he let go, I thought for a second it looked good. Then it hit nothing but net.' Baines and Goldcamp led the comeback as they combined for 40 points off the bench. Baines finished with 21 points, while Goldcamp added 19 points and 10 rebounds. 'K.G. brought us back,' Daniels, who finished with 16 points, said about Goldcamp. 'K.G., Mike (Gerrity). Everybody on the team. We came together.' Erie had 57 bench points. 'Coach (Jay Larranaga) has faith in us, too,' Goldcamp said. Making their first trip to Erie, as they were an expansion franchise last season, the Legends shot 68.2 percent from the field in the second quarter to take a 69-59 halftime lead. Texas was up by as many as 20 points, 54-34, in the second quarter. Reserve point guard Booker Woodfox, who was with the BayHawks for just two games in 2009-10, had 15 of his 20 points off the bench in the second quarter. ' (I) felt like as a team in the first half, we didn't give the necessary effort, especially at the defensive end,' Larranaga said. After a talk with assistant Ben McDonald, Larranaga put out three new players -- Goldcamp, Gerrity and Kyle Spain -- to start the second half in place of Daniels, Green and B.J. Jenkins. Let the comeback begin. 'Our bench came off and played a hell of the beginning of the second half,' Green said. 'My hat goes off to them.' Erie finally took the lead, 109-108, with 3:53 left when Green followed up a Kennedy miss. Green finished with a team-high 23 points. There were five more lead changes in the next 3:19. Texas had a chance to win the game, but forward Matthew Rogers missed a reverse layup with 1.8 seconds left. With .08 seconds left, Erie took its turn to win the game. Daniels did. 'I think he told his teammates, 'If I'm open, I'll make it,' ' Larranaga said. Prayer answered. - Harris a no show: Texas head coach Del Harris didn't make the trip to Erie for the Legends' two games against the BayHawks. 'The guy is 75 years old, man,' said Greg Ostertag, a former NBA center who had five points Friday night for Texas. 'There are some (trips) he can (make). Some he can't. Too hard on him.' Harris was the 1995 NBA Coach of the Year. Former NBA player David Wesley served as head coach. *Courtesy of http://goerie.com

Dakota W. - Tulsa 66ers 113-109 2OT
The Dakota Wizards went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the second overtime period on their way to a 113-109 win over the Tulsa 66ers on Friday night in NBA D-League action in Bismarck, N.D. Tulsa (10-9) trailed by as many as 19 points in the game, including 11 with three minutes to play in regulation, before rallying to force the first overtime period. Tulsa reserve Dwight Buycks (6'3''-PG-89, college: Marquette) had a game-high 24 points. *Courtesy of www.tulsaworld.com

Idaho S. - Los Angeles D. 113-107
In the seconds before the final buzzer Saturday night, Idaho Stampede guard Tony Bobbitt (6'4''-G-79, agency: VVG Sports, college: Cincinnati) walked over to the franchise's managing partner, Bill Ilett, seated in the front row, for a hug. It was Bobbitt that deserved the hug. The veteran guard scored the Stampede's final 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to cap Idaho's 113-107 victory against the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Friday night at Century-Link Arena. The second of Bobbitt's three consecutive 3-pointers gave the Stampede their first lead since the first half. 'That's what I'm in for is to knock down shots,' said Bobbitt, who finished with a game-high 21 points and made 5-of-8 3-point attempts. 'That's my slogan: I get paid to make shots.' Idaho (8-11) and Los Angeles (15-7) play again Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena. The loss snapped L.A.'s seven-game winning streak. The D-Fenders led by as many as 18 in the third quarter, but the Stampede's second unit brought Idaho back in the fourth quarter. The bench scored 60 points, including 17 from Terrico White. Point guard Armon Johnson (6'3''-PG-89, college: Nevada) had 14 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, including assists on all three of Bobbitt's late-game treys. 'Let's give all the credit to the second team. The second team brought us back,' Bobbitt said. In a season of roster changes - Idaho has used 21 players - Bobbitt is the only player to have appeared in all 19 games. He was on the bench for most of the fourth quarter, but Idaho coach Randy Livingston put him in with 3 minutes to play. And the veteran rewarded Livingston by pushing the Stampede over the top. 'I saw he was itching to get in. I thought we needed another floor spacer that could make shots and Tony has made big shots throughout his career,' Livingston said. 'When he shoots the ball, I expect it to go in all the time.' *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com



Patrick Sanders joins Dakota Wizards - by Eurobasket Center
Dakota Wizards agreed terms with 27-year old forward Patrick Sanders (198-F-85, college: Cal-Irvine). In his first game he scored 7 points helping his new team beat Tulsa 66ers 113-109. Sanders played most recently at Sydney Kings (Australia). While playing 21 games for Kings last season he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg. He is a very experienced player. Sanders played also pro basketball in Australia, Holland and Latvia. He graduated University of California-Irvine in 2008 and actually missed last season. It will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


San Martin Corrientes lands Martinez - by Eurobasket Center
San Martin Corrientes strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Dominican Rep. power forward Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-107kg-81). In his first game he scored 6 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. However his new team lost to Obras 71-86. Martinez played most recently at La Villa (Dominican Rep.). He helped them to win the championship title. Martinez is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Brazil, Chile, Dominican Rep., France, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela. Martinez represented Dominican Rep. at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and Martinezs stats at this event were 5 games: Score-1(21.2ppg), Reb-1(11.4rpg), 2.2apg, Blocks-3(1.0bpg), FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 59.6%.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  EGYPT   


El Ettehad El Sakandary started with the loss the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2012 - by Eurobasket News
El Ettehad El Sakandary from Egypt started with the loss the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2012. The team lost to the hosts Al-Ahli from the United Arab Emirates 68:80. Trailing 15-21 after the first period, Egypt team fell to 13-24 in the second. Moreover the team from UAE added 22-18 in the third frame for a confident lead.

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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 13-1 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 10-1 
 3. Tarvas 10-4 
 4. Rapla 8-7 
 5. TTU/Kalev 7-7 
 6. Tln Kalev 4-11 
 7. Valga/CKE 3-13 
 8. Parnu 2-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Pilk, TT.18.6 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas16.8 
 3. Raley-Ross, Tln K.16.4 
 4. Raadik, Parnu16.4 
 5. Soo, Rapla16.3 
 6. Veideman, Tartu U.16.1 
 7. Raap, Parnu16.1 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas14.3 
 9. Arnold, TT.14.2 
 10. Cunda, Va.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.3 
 2. Arnold, TT.9.1 
 3. Cricelli, Va.8.4 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla8.1 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.5 
 6. Fedortchuk, Tln K.7.5 
 7. Shaw, Tln Kalev7.2 
 8. Raadik, Parnu6.8 
 9. Keedus, TT.6.8 
 10. Allingu, Tartu U.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cunda, Va.4.5 
 2. Pilk, TT.3.7 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas3.6 
 4. Laane, Rapla3.6 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas3.6 
 6. Raap, Parnu3.5 
 7. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.3 
 8. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool3.2 
 9. Keedus, TT.3.1 
 10. Karner, Parnu3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cunda, Va.2.5 
 2. Kaldre, Rapla2.2 
 3. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.0 
 4. Dorbek, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Karner, Parnu1.9 
 6. Laane, Rapla1.9 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.1.8 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tln K.1.8 
 9. Saks, Kalev/Cramo1.8 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.5 
 3. Raadik, Parnu1.5 
 4. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.2 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.8 
 7. Makke, TT.0.7 
 8. Veski, Tarvas0.6 
 9. Hallik, Tarvas0.6 
 10. Raadik, Tartu Uli.0.6 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Perperoglou and Tsartsaris are Obradovic new ''transfers''.. - by Dimitris Kats
Most Euroleague team's are trying to improve their performance a few days before vthe top-16 and Panathinaikos seems to be on track. Stratos Perperoglou & Kostas Tsartsaris are the two new ''transfers'' of Zeljko Obradovic while they came back from serious injuries. Both gave a new fresh breath in the game of Panathinaikos and that was obvious in Rhodes against the front runner Kolossos. They aclimated quickly and the team absorbed them immediatelly in it's system again. Perperoglou (seriously threatened by a thrombosis)gives another dimension to Panathinaikos offense with his multiple choises of scoring. He can post up,score at fast break,remains a very reliable shooter and effective on one on one situations. With Perperoglou's scoring ability in the mix the greens are more unforeseen when they attack and Zeljko Obradovic has the chance to choose among many different shapes (for example put Sato at ''2'' ). The most noteworthy thing is the passion (although he is not a demonstrative guy..)he shows about basketball and life that has inspired the whole organization. Tsartsaris solves many problems at this stage on the green's frontcourt.His presence it's the mystic key for Mike Battiste's rise as they work perfectly as a pair with one to supplement the weaknesses of the other. He comes back in a crucial point, before the top-16 in a period that Obradovic needs his experience at ''4'' next to rookie Smith and Kaimakoglou. Everyone expects Panathinaikos to improve it's game now, a situation that we witness almost every year at this period. Let's see..

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Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja 19-4 
 2. Nilan Bisons 16-5 
 3. Kauhajoki 15-9 
 4. ToPo 13-10 
 5. Pyrinto 13-10 
 6. LrNMKY 10-13 
 7. Kouvot 9-13 
 8. KTP 9-15 
 9. Salon Vilpas 9-15 
 10. Korihait 8-15 
 11. Namika Lahti 6-18 


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. FoKoPo 11-2 
 2. Tapiolan Honka 11-3 
 3. Lapua 9-4 
 4. Pyrinto II 9-4 
 5. BC Nokia 9-5 
 6. Oulun NMKY 8-6 
 7. Huima 6-7 
 8. SayRi 5-9 
 9. Ura Basket 5-9 
 10. Porvoon Tarmo 4-9 
 11. ToPo Akatemia 3-11 
 12. Jyvaskyla 1-12 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Baxley, Lapua29.1 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.25.2 
 3. Conerly, SayRi25.0 
 4. Williams, Lapua22.6 
 5. Manning, Huima21.7 
 6. Stamper, Pyrin.21.3 
 7. Nofflet, Oulun N.20.8 
 8. Henderson, Porvoo.20.6 
 9. Abdullah, SayRi20.1 
 10. Green, Ura Basket19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.1 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.5 
 3. January, BC Nokia11.7 
 4. Bojang, FoKoPo10.8 
 5. Britton, Huima10.8 
 6. Stamper, Pyrin.10.7 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia10.6 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.2 
 9. Williams, Lapua10.0 
 10. Green, Ura Basket9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  SayRi
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Conerly, SayRi5.6 
 2. Manning, Huima5.4 
 3. Phillips, Oulun N.5.0 
 4. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.7 
 5. Viertola, Huima4.1 
 6. Henderson, Porvoo.3.4 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia3.4 
 8. Jackson, Lapua3.2 
 9. Storrs, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Lapua2.6 
 2. Conerly, SayRi2.2 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia2.1 
 4. January, BC Nokia2.0 
 5. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.1.9 
 6. Bojang, FoKoPo1.8 
 7. Nofflet, Oulun N.1.8 
 8. King, Porvoon1.7 
 9. Green, Ura Basket1.6 
 10. Baxley, Lapua1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 3. January, BC Nokia1.3 
 4. Nordman, Tapiolan.1.2 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 6. Cooper, SayRi1.0 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.9 
 9. Molenius, FoKoPo0.8 
 10. Britton, Huima0.8 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Tim BLUE
  KTP
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Blue, KTP22.5 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.4 
 3. Crocker, KTP20.0 
 4. Holloway, Salon V.19.3 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.3 
 6. Newson, Kataja18.6 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.18.4 
 8. Tiedeman, LrNM.17.8 
 9. Griffin, ToPo17.6 
 10. Hamm, LrNM.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP10.8 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.3 
 4. Newson, Kataja9.2 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.8.2 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.1 
 9. Brown, Kouvot7.8 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jeb IVEY
  Nilan Bisons
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.4 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.4 
 3. Virtanen, Kataja4.2 
 4. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.2 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP4.2 
 6. Haynes, LrNM.4.0 
 7. Moore, Namika L.3.9 
 8. Walker, Kataja3.8 
 9. Holloway, Salon V.3.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Juha STEN
  Kataja
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sten, Kataja2.5 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.3 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto2.3 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 5. Moore, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Newson, Kataja1.9 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.1.7 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Sarcevic, KTP1.6 
 10. Brooks, Namika L.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.3 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Blue, KTP1.2 
 5. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.1 
 6. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 
 8. Jones, Nilan Bisons0.8 
 9. Bell, KTP0.7 
 10. Price, Kataja0.7 


KORISLIIGA: Martin Zeno scored 35 points - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 24: Top League second leading scorer Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) led Bisons (Loimaa) into 87-70 (44-30) victory over Karhu (Kauhajoki) tonight. Zeno netted 35 points in 36:42 minutes. Bisons (16-5) had also Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) (16 pts) in double digits. Bisons was shooting well from behind the arc (14/26=54%). Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87, agency: Court Side, college: Wichita St.) led the visitor Karhu (15-9) with 33 pts.
Vilpas (Salo) instead lost at home vs YMCA Lappeenranta 63-68 (24-30). This contest was a thriller and American players again in key roles. Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Boise St.) (YMCA LPR) scored game high 24 pts.
Bisons - Karhu 87-70 (44-30). (Martin Zeno 35, Jeb Ivey 16, Matti Nuutinen 9 - Clevin Hannnah 33, Henri Hirvikoski 11, Kelly Beidler 7/13. A: 982).
Vilpas - YMCA Lappeenranta 63-68 (24-30). (Allen Durham 20, John Fields 12/15, Emmanuel Holloway 11 - Tyler Tiedeman 24, DeAndre Haynes 18, Lawrence Hamm 14. A: 1300).
1.Division:
Tarmo - SayRi 99-102 (49-59). (Benzor Simmons 31, Shawn Henderson 27, Tyrwone Still 18 - Kenneth Cooper 28, Aubrey Conerly 23/6a, Eetu Nieminen 21).
BC Nokia - YMCA Oulu 80-82 (35-42). (Timo Riihela 21, Gerald January 19/15, Darren Townes 19 - Lloyd Phillips 34/7a, Josh Nofflet 21/18, Brian Moultrie 13/12).



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


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Boulazac 13-3 
 2. Limoges 12-4 
 3. Chalons-Reims 11-5 
 4. Fos Ouest 10-6 
 5. Bordeaux 10-6 
 6. St Vallier 10-6 
 7. Maurienne 10-6 
 8. Boulogne 9-7 
 9. Lille 8-8 
 10. Bourg 7-9 
 11. Le Portel 7-9 
 12. Nantes 7-9 
 13. Denain 7-9 
 14. Evreux 7-9 
 15. Rouen 5-11 
 16. Antibes 5-11 
 17. Quimper 4-12 
 18. Vichy 2-14 
 19. St Etienne 0-0 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.22.8 
 2. Chatfield, Paris-.21.4 
 3. Rochestie, Le Mans20.4 
 4. Parker, AS.20.3 
 5. Cox, Le Havre18.0 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.17.6 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.17.3 
 8. Batum, Nancy17.1 
 9. Morlende, Hyeres-T.16.9 
 10. Wise, Le Havre16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Akingbala, Nancy8.1 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.1 
 3. Hamilton, Paris-.7.9 
 4. Aminu, Chalon7.5 
 5. Allen, Strasbourg7.2 
 6. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.6.9 
 7. Falker, Cholet6.9 
 8. Armstrong, AS.6.9 
 9. Harper, Strasbourg6.6 
 10. Sy, Orleans6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon9.1 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.8 
 3. Parker, AS.6.3 
 4. Wise, Le Havre6.2 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.8 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.3 
 7. Barrett, Roanne5.1 
 8. Dixon, Dijon5.0 
 9. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.4.8 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Le Havre
  (178-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Wise, Le Havre2.2 
 2. Albicy, Gravelines2.1 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.1 
 4. Batum, Nancy2.1 
 5. Riley, Nanterre2.1 
 6. Melody, Dijon2.0 
 7. Acker, Le Mans2.0 
 8. Linehan, Nancy2.0 
 9. Krupalija, Hyeres.1.8 
 10. Sangare, Orleans1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Turiaf, AS.1.8 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.4 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.2 
 4. Batum, Nancy1.1 
 5. Issa, Gravelines1.1 
 6. Jackson, Roanne1.1 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.1 
 8. Nichols, Cholet1.0 
 9. Williams, Paris-.1.0 
 10. Sy, Orleans0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 David DENAVE
  St Vallier
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Denave, St Vallier18.7 
 2. Sonko, Bourg18.5 
 3. McCray, Boulogne18.3 
 4. Davis, Le Portel18.1 
 5. Paelay, Quimper18.0 
 6. Siggers, Rouen16.8 
 7. Gay, Fos Ouest16.8 
 8. Wood, Evreux16.3 
 9. Prowell, St Vallier16.0 
 10. Barro, Bourg15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Wood, Evreux11.7 
 2. Massie, Limoges11.3 
 3. Rossiter, Denain9.7 
 4. Osby, Maurienne9.5 
 5. Monroe, Boulazac9.4 
 6. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 7. Barro, Bourg9.0 
 8. Allen, Antibes8.8 
 9. Daniels, Chalons-.8.6 
 10. Prowell, St Valli.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.5 
 2. Copeland, Bourg5.8 
 3. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.7 
 4. Mouillard, Quimper5.6 
 5. Darrigand, Bordeaux5.3 
 6. Rowland, Evreux5.3 
 7. Denave, St Vallier5.3 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.5.2 
 9. Patiejunas, Rouen5.0 
 10. Sauret, Lille4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Charles, Nantes2.8 
 2. McCray, Boulogne2.6 
 3. Paelay, Quimper2.5 
 4. Shiloh, St Vallier2.4 
 5. Prowell, St Vallier2.1 
 6. James, Denain2.1 
 7. Mullins, Chalons-.2.0 
 8. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 9. Eito, Vichy2.0 
 10. Atamna, Fos Ouest1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 3. Osby, Maurienne1.3 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.0 
 5. Adjiwanou, Boula.1.0 
 6. Daniels, Chalons-.1.0 
 7. Massie, Limoges0.9 
 8. Badiane, Nantes0.9 
 9. Barro, Bourg0.9 
 10. James, Denain0.9 


Blazers and Batum's agent didn't find an agreement on extesion - by Eurobasket Center
The Trail Blazers and representatives for Nicolas Batum (6'7''-F-88) met Friday in San Antonio to discuss a contract extension for the backup small forward, but were unable to reach an immediate agreement.

Interim GM Chad Buchanan, team salary cap specialist Joe Cronin and Batums agent, Bouna Ndiaye, met in a negotiation session Friday morning and exchanged proposals. Buchanan refused to discuss details of the talks, but labeled them typical negotiations.

Were still talking through everything, Buchanan said. Were trying to find something that makes sense for both sides.

It was the second time the Blazers and Ndiaye have talked and first time they've exchanged financial numbers. Buchanan said the sides did not schedule another meeting, but do plan on holding another round of talks soon. Ndiaye is scheduled to be in Portland on Jan. 23, so its possible a meeting will take place then.

They Blazers have until Jan. 25 to sign Batum to an extension or he will become a restricted free agent after the season, and the sides would have to wait until after June 30 to resume negotiations.

Batum, who for weeks has said he wants to remain in Portland long term, declined to comment on Fridays talks prior to the Blazers game against the San Antonio Spurs, saying he had not yet spoken with Ndiaye. Batum said he planned to speak with his agent after the game.

Batum has had an up-and-down start to the 2011-12 season and, through 10 games, is averaging 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 38.4 percent from the field.

Courtesy of www.oregonlive.com


Poitiers announce Ralph Mims - by Eurobasket News
Poitiers officially announced the arrival of Ralph Mims (191-G-85, college: Florida St.). The guard signed with Marousi BC before the season. However the player left the team havent played a single game in Greece. Last season Ralph Mims spent with Nancy. He averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 board per game in EuroChallenge. In ProA his stats read 14.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals. Earlier Ralph Mims had stints with Roanne and Antalya. Eurobasket.com named the guard into French ProA All-Defensive Team in 2010. He also earned Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honourable Mention in 2010. Ralph Mims is expected to appear in Round 15 game against Pau-Lacq-Orthez.



ProA Round 14: Chalon/Saor keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor smashed 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon at home 104-76. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Hyeres-Toulon managed to win third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-81) scored 16 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Nicolas Lang (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalon/Saor (12-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines. Hyeres-Toulon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Poitiers. Hyeres-Toulon will play next round against Cholet trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre on the road.
Very significant was Gravelines-Dunkerque's (#2) just 2-point road victory against one of their biggest challengers Sluc Nancy 81-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. It was a key game for the top position in the league. International point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) notched 9 points and 10 assists to lead the effort and Ludovic Vaty supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 17 points and 9 rebounds by the former international power forward Adrien Moerman (203-88) did not help to save the game for Sluc Nancy. Gravelines-Dunkerque have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Defending champion Sluc Nancy keeps the third place with three games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Paris-Levallois (#5) at home in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against Entente Orleans 45 and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Twelfth-ranked STB Le Havre (4-10) gave a tough game to sixth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-5) on Saturday. Entente Orleans 45 managed to secure only one-point victory 73-72. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Brian Greene who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Nic Wise produced 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the guests. Entente Orleans 45 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-5 record. STB Le Havre at the other side keeps the twelfth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Entente Orleans 45 will meet at home higher ranked Sluc Nancy (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. STB Le Havre will play against the league's leader Chalon/Saor (#1) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Roanne. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-10) to seventh ranked Chorale de Roanne (7-7) 77-74 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. John Holland orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Vila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chorale de Roanne maintains seventh position with 7-7 record, which they share with ASVEL. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with ten games lost. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be JSF Nanterre (#13) on the road where they are favorite. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Poitiers.
An interesting game took place in Cholet where higher ranked Le Mans (10-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Cholet (6-8) 94-84 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Le Mans. Fabien Causeur scored 18 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Le Mans' coach J.D. Jackson tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cholet moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Dijon and Strasbourg. Loser Le Mans keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play against ASVEL (#8) in Villeurbanne.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14: bottom-ranked Poitiers lost to Paris-Levallois on the opponent's court 72-82. Strasbourg outscored Nanterre in a home game 98-78. Dijon recorded a loss to ASVEL on the road 63-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 7 rebounds by Lamont Hamilton of Paris-Levallois.



Paris-Levallois - Poitiers 82-72

Very expected game when 16th ranked Poitiers (2-12) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (10-4) 82-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paris-Levallois. Poitiers was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. International swingman Evan Fournier (199-92) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and the former international power forward Pape Badiane (207-80, college: Cleveland St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans. Poitiers lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Paris-Levallois will face league's second-placed Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Poitiers will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: L.Hamilton 26+7reb+2ast, E.Chatfield 20+5reb+3ast, J.Williams 16+8reb, D.Noel 9+5reb+3ast, V.Masingue 6+2reb+1ast, M.Morandais 3+1reb+1ast
Poitiers: E.Fournier 25+1reb+4ast, J.J.J. Miller 13+5reb+1ast, P.Badiane 10+10reb+1ast, P.Guillard 9+6reb, A.Grant 7+2reb+1ast, K.Younger 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 133597


Roanne - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 77-74

A very interesting game took place in Roanne. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-10) to seventh ranked Chorale de Roanne (7-7) 77-74 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It looked good early as Pau-Lacq-Orthez took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chorale de Roanne had a 26-18 second period charge getting the lead and Pau-Lacq-Orthez was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-77. Chorale de Roanne made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman John Holland (195-88, college: Boston U.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) replied with 23 points and Slovenian forward Marko Maravic (201-79) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Vila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chorale de Roanne maintains seventh position with 7-7 record, which they share with ASVEL. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with ten games lost. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be JSF Nanterre (#13) on the road where they are favorite. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Poitiers.
Top scorers:
Roanne: J.Holland 20+8reb+1ast, D.Page 17+4reb+1ast, R.Jackson 14+6reb, A.Barrett 8+3reb+4ast, P.Braud 7+1reb+2ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 6+9reb
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Ray 23+2reb+3ast, M.Maravic 14+9reb+2ast, T.Gipson 14+8reb+3ast, C.Marquis 7+4reb+1ast, C.Elonu 7+4reb, S.Rimac 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 133598


Strasbourg - Nanterre 98-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eleventh ranked Strasbourg IG's (6-8) home victory over 12th ranked JSF Nanterre (4-10) 98-78 on Saturday. The game without a history. Strasbourg IG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to JSF Nanterre's 48. Strasbourg IG looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by JSF Nanterre's players. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. American forward William Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) responded with 21 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) scored 9 points and 4 assists. Strasbourg IG moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Cholet and Dijon. JSF Nanterre lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth position with ten games lost. Strasbourg IG will face JDA Dijon (#9) on the road in the next round. JSF Nanterre will play against Chorale de Roanne.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 19+3reb+3ast, R.Greer 19+5reb+8ast, C.Oliver 17+5reb+2ast, A.Ajinca 15+4reb+1ast, A.Toupane 8+4reb+1ast, M.Zianveni 6+6reb+3ast
Nanterre: W.Daniels 21+3reb+1ast, D.Garrett 10+2reb+2ast, R.Covile 10+4reb, M.Riley 9+4reb+4ast, X.Corosine 9+2reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 133599


Cholet - Le Mans 94-84

An interesting game took place in Cholet where higher ranked Le Mans (10-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Cholet (6-8) 94-84 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Le Mans. Cholet looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. International guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) scored 18 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Patrick Christopher (196-88, college: California) chipped in 27 points during the contest. Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) responded with 26 points and American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) scored 19 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Le Mans' coach J.D. Jackson tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cholet moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Dijon and Strasbourg. Loser Le Mans keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play against ASVEL (#8) in Villeurbanne.
Top scorers:
Cholet: P.Christopher 27+1ast, F.Causeur 18+3reb+8ast, D.Nelson 12+4reb+9ast, R.Falker 10+7reb+2ast, C.Ona-Embo 10+2reb, R.Gobert 6+6reb
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 26+4reb, T.Rochestie 19+3reb+6ast, C.Kahudi 13+9reb+2ast, M.Sommerville 13+2reb+1ast, A.Koffi 4+3reb, A.Acker 3+5ast
gschID: 133600


Nancy - Gravelines 79-81

Very significant was Gravelines-Dunkerque's (#2) just 2-point road victory against one of their biggest challengers Sluc Nancy 81-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Sluc Nancy was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. International point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) notched 9 points and 10 assists to lead the effort and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 17 points and 9 rebounds by the former international power forward Adrien Moerman (203-88) did not help to save the game for Sluc Nancy. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 19 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Defending champion Sluc Nancy keeps the third place with three games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Paris-Levallois (#5) at home in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against Entente Orleans 45 and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: J.Edwards 12+3reb+2ast, J.Johnson 12, C.Akpomedah 11+5reb, L.Vaty 10+8reb, A.Albicy 9+2reb+10ast, P.Sy 9+4reb
Nancy: B.King 19+2reb+4ast, A.Moerman 17+9reb+2ast, P.Amagou 12+2reb+2ast, A.Akingbala 10+7reb+1ast, V.Samnick 6+3reb+1ast, A.Kader Sylla 6
gschID: 133601


ASVEL - Dijon 76-63

Everything could happen in Villeurbanne at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked ASVEL and 9th ranked JDA Dijon had identical 6-7 record. This time ASVEL used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from JDA Dijon 76-63 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 43-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Hilton Armstrong (208-84, college: Connecticut) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Dijon Thompson (201-83, college: UCLA) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five ASVEL players scored in double figures. point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 11 points and 7 assists and swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) scored 12 points and 4 assists. ASVEL (7-7) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Roanne. Newly promoted JDA Dijon keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. ASVEL will face higher ranked Le Mans (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. JDA Dijon will play against Strasbourg IG (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: H.Armstrong 16+7reb, P.Goss 14+2reb+3ast, K.Tillie 12+2reb+2ast, D.Thompson 12+6reb+5ast, L.Westermann 10+4reb+4ast, E.Jackson 8+4reb+1ast
Dijon: S.Marshall 12+2reb+4ast, B.Dixon 11+1reb+7ast, D.Melody 11+3reb+1ast, Z.Moss 9+4reb, A.Harris 8+3reb, T.Rupert 6+3reb
gschID: 133594


Chalon - Hyeres-Toulon 104-76

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor smashed 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon at home 104-76. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Hyeres-Toulon managed to win third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-81) scored 16 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Nicolas Lang (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American power forward Rick Hughes (204-73, college: Thomas More, agency: Interperformances) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalon/Saor (12-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines. Hyeres-Toulon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Poitiers. Hyeres-Toulon will play next round against Cholet trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre on the road.
Top scorers:
Chalon: I.Evtimov 18, S.Tchicamboud 16+2reb+9ast, M.Delaney 11+1ast, B.Schilb 11+1reb+8ast, A.Jordan 10+2reb+3ast, N.Lang 10+8reb+3ast
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Hughes 21+6reb+2ast, M.Faye 20+6reb+5ast, P.Morlende 15+1reb+3ast, A.Julien 6+5reb+3ast, R.Roberts 6+7reb+2ast, L.Labeyrie 4+4reb
gschID: 133595


Orleans - Le Havre 73-72

Twelfth-ranked STB Le Havre (4-10) gave a tough game to sixth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-5) on Saturday. Entente Orleans 45 managed to secure only one-point victory 73-72. However their fans expected much easier game. STB Le Havre was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 23-17 charge of Entente Orleans 45, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding STB Le Havre to just 7 points in first quarter. The best player for the winners was American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Yohann Sangare (193-83) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. American guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) produced 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Entente Orleans 45 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-5 record. STB Le Havre at the other side keeps the twelfth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Entente Orleans 45 will meet at home higher ranked Sluc Nancy (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. STB Le Havre will play against the league's leader Chalon/Saor (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Orleans: B.Greene 19+7reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 13+6reb+5ast, D.Monds 12+4reb, C.Banks 11+1reb+2ast, G.Joseph 6+5reb+1ast, A.Sy 4+9reb+2ast
Le Havre: N.Wise 20+4reb+6ast, J.Cox 15+2reb+6ast, B.Boddicker 12+1reb+3ast, O.Camara 8+13reb, N.Pope 8+5reb+1ast, G.Jenkins 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 133596




ProB Round 16: Limoges CSP Elite defeats Olympique Antibes in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
Sixteenth-ranked Olympique Antibes (5-11) gave a tough game to second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (12-4) on Friday. The visitors from Limoges managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and the other American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) who added 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Frederic Sarre used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side swingman Lesly Bengaber (197-79) responded with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Limoges CSP Elite maintains second position with 12-4 record behind leader Boulazac. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Rouen. Limoges CSP Elite are looking forward to face Saint Vallier (#6) at home in the next round. Olympique Antibes will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Important game to mention about took place in Reims. Third ranked Chalons-Reims (11-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 8th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (9-7) 64-61 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The winners were led by American Nate Carter (198-83, college: Oklahoma) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Daniels supported him with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for SO Maritime Boulogne. Chalons-Reims maintains third position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Boulazac. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with seven games lost. Chalons-Reims will play against Lille Metropole (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Denain Voltaire and hopes to get back on the winning track.
ProB top team - Boulazac Basket (13-3) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked JL Bourg (7-9) 91-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. Darryl Monroe fired 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Sylvain Lautie allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Angelo Tsagarakis produced 21 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!) for lost side. Boulazac Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-3 record. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Boulazac Basket will meet Bordeaux (#5) on the road in the next round. JL Bourg will play against JA Vichy (#18) and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Vichy where higher ranked Fos Ouest (10-6) was upset on the court of eighteenth ranked JA Vichy (2-14) 79-72. It was a very good performance for Daniel Coleman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. JA Vichy maintains eighteenth position with 2-14 record. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. JA Vichy's next round opponent will be higher ranked JL Bourg (#10) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Fos Ouest will play against ALM Evreux (#14).
Seventh ranked Saint Vallier (10-6) crushed at home 10th ranked Nantes (7-9) by 22 points 96-74, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of LaQuan Prowell who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint Vallier have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Nantes keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Saint Vallier will face league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Nantes will play against Le Portel (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: Bordeaux won against Quimper on the opponent's court 78-74. Evreux was outscored by Denain in a home game 73-93. Rouen recorded a loss to Maurienne on the road 95-83. Le Portel was defeated by Lille on its own court 86-92.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks by Bambale Osby of Maurienne.



St Vallier - Nantes 96-74

Seventh ranked Saint Vallier (10-6) crushed at home 10th ranked Nantes (7-9) by 22 points 96-74, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Saint Vallier led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Saint Vallier forced 19 Nantes turnovers and outrebounded them 44-21 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Nantes' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) who added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) responded with 16 points and 4 assists and Armand Charles (193-83) scored 13 points. Five Saint Vallier and four Nantes players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint Vallier have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Nantes keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Saint Vallier will face league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Nantes will play against Le Portel (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nantes: D.Fergerson 16+1reb+4ast, A.Charles 13+3reb+2ast, G.Watt 12+4reb+1ast, D.Ramseyer 11+3reb, N.Gayon 9+4reb+2ast, M.Badiane 6+4reb
St Vallier: L.Prowell 19+10reb+1ast, D.Denave 15+1reb+2ast, H.Disy 14+9reb+1ast, K.Shiloh 13+6reb+9ast, D.Diarra 11+6reb, S.Barrett 10+9reb+6ast
gschID: 139834


Quimper - Bordeaux 74-78

Very expected game when 17th ranked Quimper UJAP (4-12) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Bordeaux (10-6) 78-74 on Saturday. Quimper UJAP was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Jeremy Nzeulie (187-91) who added 18 points during the contest. Four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. At the losing side Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Nigerian-British power forward Andrew Lovedale (203-85, college: Davidson) scored 14 points. Bordeaux have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Quimper UJAP lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 12 games lost. Bordeaux will face league's leader Boulazac Basket at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play against SPO Rouen (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimper: P.Paelay 20+5reb, A.Lovedale 14+1reb+1ast, A.McCoy 10+1reb+1ast, G.Lessort 6+2reb+1ast, W.Molas 6+4reb, A.Salmon 6+2reb+1ast
Bordeaux: J.Nzeulie 18+3reb, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 15+4reb, K.Cunningham 12+11reb+4ast, G.Darrigand 10+3reb+8ast, M.Doubal 9+1ast, S.Driss 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 139835


Vichy - Fos Ouest 79-72

An interesting game took place in Vichy where higher ranked Fos Ouest (10-6) was upset on the court of eighteenth ranked JA Vichy (2-14) 79-72. Fos Ouest was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 26-15 charge of JA Vichy, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Daniel Coleman (206-85, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) replied with 23 points and American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fos Ouest. JA Vichy maintains eighteenth position with 2-14 record. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. JA Vichy's next round opponent will be higher ranked JL Bourg (#10) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Fos Ouest will play against ALM Evreux (#14).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: S.Gay 23+4reb+1ast, B.Clark 18+6reb+3ast, E.Choquet 7+2reb+6ast, M.Dia 7+5reb+2ast, K.Atamna 7+9reb+3ast, P.Haquet 5+1reb+2ast
Vichy: D.Coleman 14+11reb+1ast, W.Aka 14+7reb+2ast, M.Jefferson 13+5reb, E.Craven 13+4reb+6ast, M.Guichard 11+2reb+1ast, A.Eito 10+1reb+6ast
gschID: 139836


Evreux - Denain 73-93

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (7-9) smashed on the road higher ranked ALM Evreux (7-9) 93-73 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Denain Voltaire. ALM Evreux was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Denain Voltaire made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. Denain Voltaire looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Nate Rohnert (197-87, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Renaud Brocheray (203-80) who added 18 points during the contest. Denain Voltaire's coach Marc Silvert used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Lahaou Konate (195-91) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated ALM Evreux. Denain Voltaire will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 22+16reb+6ast, L.Konate 13+5reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 12+5reb+1ast, G.Costentin 10, R.Wilmont 8+4reb+1ast, A.Rowland 6+1reb+3ast
Denain: N.Rohnert 19+6reb+5ast, R.Brocheray 18+3reb+3ast, L.Kante 15+5reb+3ast, F.Minet 12+3reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 8+4ast, R.Rossiter 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 151896


Antibes - Limoges 75-77

Sixteenth-ranked Olympique Antibes (5-11) gave a tough game to second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (12-4) on Friday. The visitors from Limoges managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and the other American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) who added 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Frederic Sarre used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side swingman Lesly Bengaber (197-79) responded with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international point guard Steeve Essart (180-78) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite maintains second position with 12-4 record behind leader Boulazac. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Rouen. Limoges CSP Elite are looking forward to face Saint Vallier (#6) at home in the next round. Olympique Antibes will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Antibes: S.Essart 14+2reb+4ast, F.Prenom 14+6reb, S.Massot 13+3reb+2ast, B.Monclar 13+3reb+3ast, J.Allen 10+5reb, L.Bengaber 9+7reb+6ast
Limoges: L.Milbourne 26+4reb+1ast, J.Gomis 13+2reb+2ast, C.Massie 13+8reb+2ast, R.Desroses 8+2reb+4ast, J.Hoyaux 6+2reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 139829


Boulazac - Bourg 91-72

ProB top team - Boulazac Basket (13-3) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked JL Bourg (7-9) 91-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The game without a history. Boulazac Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) fired 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cameroonian point guard Saidou Njoya (186-89) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket's coach Sylvain Lautie allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) produced 21 points (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!) and power forward Ibrahima Koma (203-87) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Boulazac Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-3 record. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Boulazac Basket will meet Bordeaux (#5) on the road in the next round. JL Bourg will play against JA Vichy (#18) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bourg: A.Tsagarakis 21+2reb+3ast, I.Koma 14+6reb, J.Cornley 12+5reb, R.Chery 8+2reb, J.Delhomme 8+4reb+7ast, O.Da Silveira 6+2reb
Boulazac: D.Monroe 14+7reb+3ast, A.McKenzie 14+7reb, S.Njoya 14+2reb+6ast, I.Soumahoro 12+1reb, Y.Gaillou 11+2reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 139830


Maurienne - Rouen 95-83

Not a big story in a game in Aix-les-Bains where 15th ranked SPO Rouen (5-11) was defeated by seventh ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-6) 95-83 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-83. Aix-Maurienne outrebounded SPO Rouen 43-19 including a 19-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and American Wilbert Brown (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who added 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Lithuanian-Slovenian point guard Klemensas Patiejunas (186-77) responded with 18 points and 5 assists and American swingman Jason Siggers (190-85, college: Albany) scored 16 points and 4 steals. Five Aix-Maurienne and four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SPO Rouen lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 11 games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Olympique Antibes (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SPO Rouen will play against Quimper UJAP and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rouen: K.Patiejunas 18+5ast, J.Siggers 16+4reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 15+3reb+1ast, T.Maizeroi 10+1reb, P.Poupet 9+1reb+4ast, A.Dunn 6+4reb
Maurienne: D.Tucker 19+3reb+1ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 18+4reb+1ast, B.Osby 15+11reb+2ast, W.Brown 13+10reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 12+5reb+1ast, A.Gomis 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 139831


Le Portel - Lille 86-92

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Lille Metropole and 12th ranked Le Portel had identical 7-8 record. But Le Portel was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Lille 92-86 on Friday night. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 30-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Lille Metropole shot 61.5 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Lille Metropole especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.7 percentage. Le Portel was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Curtis Marshall (196-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who helped to win the game recording 24 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and power forward Steffon Bradford (199-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Lille Metropole's coach Fabien Romeyer used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) responded with 23 points and 9 assists and power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) scored 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lille Metropole (8-8) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place. Loser Le Portel dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Lille Metropole will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Le Portel will play against Nantes (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: R.Taylor 23+2reb+9ast, N.Wyatte 16+4reb+3ast, M.Labeyrie 16+3reb+3ast, C.Davis 14+2reb, I.Sy 5+1ast, J.Ludon 4+5reb
Lille: C.Marshall 24+1reb+2ast, S.Smith 17+1reb+1ast, S.Bradford 16+8reb+3ast, A.Rigaux 16+1reb+4ast, J.Sauret 8+1reb+3ast, N.Taccoen 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 139832


Chalons-Reims - Boulogne 64-61

Important game to mention about took place in Reims. Third ranked Chalons-Reims (11-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 8th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (9-7) 64-61 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Chalons-Reims players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by SO Maritime Boulogne's players. The winners were led by American Nate Carter (198-83, college: Oklahoma) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) supported him with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for SO Maritime Boulogne. Naturalized Portuguese power forward Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-89) added 10 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Chalons-Reims maintains third position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Boulazac. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with seven games lost. Chalons-Reims will play against Lille Metropole (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Denain Voltaire and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: T.Stanley 11+1reb, F.Raposo Laurencio 10+5reb, C.Rouse 10+10reb, M.Le Pellec 8+4reb, C.McCray 6+3reb+3ast, Z.Bah 6+1reb+2ast
Chalons-Reims: N.Carter 19+12reb+2ast, C.Daniels 16+7reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 12+4reb+4ast, R.Mels 7+5reb+1ast, B.Mullins 3+1reb+6ast, K.Joss-Rauze 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 139833




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  GERMANY   


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets17.8 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.17.1 
 3. Carter, Phoenix16.9 
 4. Ensminger, Teleko.15.7 
 5. Jonusas, Phoenix15.5 
 6. Foster, B.Muenchen14.9 
 7. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.4 
 8. Tucker, Brose B.14.2 
 9. Burrell, EWE B.14.1 
 10. Sykes, Goettingen13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.5 
 2. Evans, Goettingen8.5 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.3 
 4. Ensminger, Teleko.8.1 
 5. Davidson, Fraport7.9 
 6. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.8 
 7. Sykes, Goettingen7.6 
 8. Watts, Ratiopharm6.9 
 9. Homan, B.Muenchen6.8 
 10. Zirbes, TBB Trier6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.5.8 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.3 
 4. Brown, EWE Baskets5.1 
 5. Brewer, Bremerha.5.1 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.8 
 7. Wood, ALBA4.8 
 8. Campbell, Walter T.4.3 
 9. Gibson, Bayreuth4.2 
 10. Everett, Bremerha.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nate LINHART
  TBB Trier
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Linhart, TBB Trier1.8 
 2. Dorris, EnBW L.1.6 
 3. Frazier, s.Oliv.1.5 
 4. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 5. Redding, Walter T.1.4 
 6. Carter, Phoenix1.4 
 7. Holston, Art.Drag.1.4 
 8. Robertson, Fraport1.3 
 9. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
 10. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.0 
 2. Gaffney, Teleko.1.8 
 3. Slaughter, Brose B.1.6 
 4. Looby, EnBW L.1.6 
 5. Davidson, Fraport1.5 
 6. Pleiss, Brose B.1.4 
 7. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.2 
 8. King, Art.Dragons1.2 
 9. Redding, Walter T.1.0 
 10. Boone, s.Oliver.0.9 


Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) Pregame Thoughts Against The LTi Giessen 46ers January 14th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Joshua Young (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) is a 23 year old 185cm guard from Lawton, Oklahoma. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. He spoke to Eurobasket about the game against the LTi Giessen 46ers January 14th.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen lost 80-62 last weekend against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. What was the biggest problem that they gave the Tigers?

Wurzburg is a team that plays very aggressively and with a lot of intensity. We just werent able to match their intensity for a full 40 minutes.

The Tigers are riding a 2 game losing streak. What does the team need to work on most?

We havent shot the ball well in the past couple of games and also we can improve at the free throw line. If we can do those two things, and defend, we will be much better.

Adnan Hodzic has found his groove. How has the rookie improved most in last months?

The game is starting to slow down to him. Hes being patient and taking what the defense gives him.

The next game is against the LTi Giessen 46ers. This is a big game since they are a team competiting to stay in the league. They beat Bamberg earlier in the season. What will be key in getting the win?

We must control Ovcina and Stewart, two really good players. Handling their pressure will also be important.

The Fraport Sklyiners meet the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg this weekend looking for their 5th road win in a row. What will be key for Frankfurt getting a win?

They have to control the pace of the game and play as hard if not harder than Wurzburg.

How good are the chances of Rickey Rubio getting NBA rookie of the year?

The way hes been playing so far, he has a legit chance.

What are your NFL playoff predictions for the games? Patriots-Broncos?

Broncos. Im not counting out Tim Tebow.

Baltimore-Houston?

Houston Their defense gets it done

Green Bay-New York Giants?

NYG. Theyre playing with a lot of confidence.

49ers-Saints?

Saints. They have been there before and know what it takes.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

In Time with Justin Timberlake. It was good.

Thanks Josh for the chat.



TBB Trier Keep James Washington - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

TBB Trier announced today that rookie James Washington (182-G-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) has recieved a contract until the end of the season with an option for the upcoming season. Washington is a 24 year old 187cm guard from St Louis that played at Vashon high school where Skyliner Jimmy Mckinney also played came to Trier recently and had a 4 week try out period. During this time period, the American played six games averaging 6,2ppg and 2,5rpg. Washington played at W.Illinois (NCAA) and Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA) before coming to Trier.

Source: TBB Trier



Can The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg Seek revenge On The Fraport Skyliners With No Justin Gray? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg have only been back in the Beko BBL four moths after having been absent from the Beko BBL for six years, but right at the start of the season, their buzzer beater loss to the Fraport Skyliners had much discussion matter. On October 12th, the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg lost a bitter game on a last second shot by Justin Gray. Soon after the loss, Wurzburg protested the Frankfurt win and appealed to the Beko BBL for a rematch, because they claimed that German national player Johannes Herber had hit a three pointer after the referee had blown the whistle which led to a John Patrick technical foul and seven unanswered Skyliner points. However the Beko BBL didnt grant the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg a rematch and thus the game remained a heartbreaking loss for the Bavarian team. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg will go into the return game at home with a lot of revenge and be as focused to win as comedian Bill Maher was at poking fun at Tim Tebow using Satin and Hitler, Usher firing away at at his ex wife saying dont take away my kids or world class sprinter Usain Bolt getting every last ounce in the booze bong on vacation in Jamaica. New York native Jason Boone remembers the buzzer beater loss, past buzzer beaters and revenge on Frankfurt. You have to have a short memory after the Frankfurt loss. We couldnt worry about a loss like that because something like that can affect your overall play. The loss was tough, but we had to focus on the next game immediately. I have been on the losing end of some buzzer beaters in college and also with the one where Bremerhaven eliminated us, but I also have been part of two good buzzer beater wins. It is all part of the game. At this point of the season, we know that we can play with the best teams in the BBL as well as loose to the weaker teams if we dont come to play. We definitely want to play well against Frankfurt, but more because we want to play good basketball then opposed to having revenge, stressed Jason Boone. Teammate Ricky Harris also has the buzzer beater still on his mind. I remember that buzzer beater as if it was yesterday. We fought so hard at coming back from being down. Guys stepped up big and made plays and then to see a 35 footer go down was a heart breaker, but that was a great shot by Justin Gray. As soon as the game day comes, that buzzer beater will pop into our heads again. That was the first buzzer beater that I ever experienced. I see it all the time in the NBA and it excites me. But being on the loosing end of a buzzer beater isnt fun, warned Ricky Harris (188-G-87, college: Massachusetts)

Basketball in Wurzburg was more or less born in 1997 as the club came into the beko BBL mostly due to a 19 year old tall blond talent named Dirk Nowitzki. The team stayed in the top German league until 2005 as it developed future German national players with Robert Garrett, Demond Greene and Marvin Willoughby. The team then wasnt able to successfully stay in the league and also had a dark ominous cloud of bankruptcy hovering over the team. However the club was able to escape any financial problems and started new in the second Bundesliga as Mainfranken Basket. The club wanted to rely on German players, but this experiment failed as they won only one game and departed the second league. The team then rechanged their name to the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and started new again in the Regionaliga and the club steadily started their rise back to the Beko BBL first reaching the PRO B in the 2008-2009 season winning all 24 games in the Regionaliga. In 2009-2010, the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg reached third place in the PRO B and had some fortune as the Hertener were financially unable to play in the PRO A, so the Wurzburg team was able to move up to the PRO A after all. Their dramatic rise continued in the PRO A as they finished the season in second place with a record of 21-7 and reaching the Beko BBL again after 6 years of being away.
The first order of business in Wurzburg this season was finding a head coach and the team did that reeling in American John Patrick early in the summer. Patrick started to quickly build his new team, but as the new season approached his roster looked very much different than two months earlier as some players that had been signed had to go. Americans Patrick Flomo (Gloria Giants), Tim Burnette (Furstenfeld, Austria), Achmadschah Zazai (Giessen 46ers) and American Mike Tisdale had to pack their bags early and in the mean time, the American hauled in new players with Chris Kramer and Robert Tomaszek. The way Patrick functions may not always be favorable to a player, but in the long run, he has had success with his style of players and should know best. Coach has his way and his ways seem to be successful and if a player doesnt fit into what he is trying to accomplish why should he keep him. It is his team and his system and he knows what is best for his team, warned John Bynum. Patrick did a smooth and intelligent act bringing in three ex Goettingen players with Jason Boone, Ben Jacobson and John Little who won the Eurochallenge in 2010 and have much experience that will help the younger players in Wurzburg. Anytime you have a familiar face in your corner it is always a good thing because you know things about the guys already instead of bringing in guys that you may not know about besides their stats. Character takes you a long way and if you already know what your getting then it is an advantage, warned John Bynum. The best part about being reunited with these guys is the fact that we've become accustomed to a certain level of success. And any time one of us, or our teammates is not 100% focused on pursuing that level, we are there to put each other in check. We missed a little of that last season in Gottingen but I'm confident Ben Jacobson will bring that back with him. He brings the best out of John and I, added Jason Boone. Patrick also brought in talented Americans Gilbert Brown (was waived after 8 games, 4,3ppg and 1,8rpg) and Rickey Harris and also wants to show his love for German youth development by bringing in Oliver Clay and Alex King who isnt 18 anymore, but is a player who fills out his role well. Ivan Elliot might be one of the big winners in the roster, because last season he was in the Beko BBL with Bremerhaven got cut and went to the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg helping the team reach the PRO A. Patrick decided to keep the American and already has become an important force this season. The team recently also added Chester Frazier who is no unknown player to the Beko BBL.

The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg got off to a superb start of 2-0 beating an always tough defensive minded TBB Trier and crushing the LTi Giessen 46ers 85-60 in the Osthalle. In the 73-67 win against TBB Trier, they showed their defensive qualities forcing TBB Trier to 16 turnovers and In Giessen held a new formed 46er team to 60 points holding them to 38% from the field and 29% from the parking lot while forcing 21 turnovers. American Rickey Harris has quietly been the go to guy amassing 43 points total in the first two games. John Patrick had been known in his years in Goettingen to play a special brand of basketball called 40 minutes of hell where his team plays pressure pressure and pressure bringing the opponent often to the brink of despair. Last season, the 40 minutes of hell seemed to have dipped to 20-25 minutes of hell. If Patrick will have this pressure play in Wurzburg like he had in Goettingen is hard to say, but his pressure style will somehow always be in his blood. I think the pressure was more in Gottingen but dont let that comment think that you dont see a lot of pressure. They disrupt your flow of the game and often you have to rush your sets because you get the ball back to the point guard with around 17-18 seconds and thats what you have to work with your offense, warned John Bynum. Can John Patrick make the s.Oliver Baskets a steady playoff team the way he did with BG Goettingen? Wurzburg can be a playoff team if they protect their home court and get some away teams. Their type of play differs from most teams in the league and teams struggle playing against them, added John Bynum. After the loss to the Fraport Skyliners, Wurzburg had a very strong stretch having a 5-2 record. They had big home wins against ratiopharm Ulm and the Telekom Baskets Bonn and showed that they were nothing like a team that might have problems staying in the Beko BBL for a second season. Then came a dry spell as they lost three games in a row including their only home loss of the season against Bamberg a tough 73-70 road loss in Hagen. Since then the team has won three of their last four games including huge home wins against FC Bayern Munich and Alba Berlin. Wurzburg continues to a very strong home team having a 8-1 record in their living room and it seems like Patrick has brought some of that magic invincible aura from the Lokhalle to the s.Oliver arena. Wurzburg also lets up a league best lowest 67 points per game.

s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg signed Jason Boone who is a 26 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York who played his four seasons with Goettingen. Four years ago, he made the jump from the Regionalliga to the BBL, which is similar as if a professional baseball player jumped from A ball to MLB. Last season for BG Goettingen, he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0% . Jason Boone is a strong athlete who likes to finish around the rim and is not a shooter at all. One should give him the jump shot and dont let him penetrate. He is a strong offensive rebounder and goes to the boards each time. He isnt a good free throw shooter and dont give him any easy layups. One should attack him on defense and despite his athletic body, doesnt move his feet so well and he is foul prone, Frankfurt still will have to keep an eye on him in the paint, added 2009 Beko BBL top scorer Omari Westley. Boone is probably one of the strongest low post players in the BBL. He can move anybody with his strength down low, added Ricky Hickman who is playing his second season in Italy. I always want to improve my game, and I feel like coming into this season fully healthy will help me establish myself as a top center in this league. In retrospect I think, on a personal level, last season was a 'down' year for me, but it taught me a lot and I'll be entering this season with a focus that I have not yet possessed, commented Jason Boone. The team also brought in another familiar face from the Beko BBL with Ben Jacobson. Jacobson is a 28 year old 188cm guard that is a big Time Point Guard, very good defender and a great scorer who can create his own shot. Before coming to BG Goettingen in 2007, he played at Northern Iowa with teammate John Little and in other German places like Erdgas Ehingen and the Mitteldeutscher BC. His most successful season was 2009-2010 where he helped BG Goettingen win the Eurochallenge playing Big Time Point Guard, very good defender and a great scorer who can create his own shot. Last season he played for Ikaros Kallitheas (Greece-A1, starting five), only pre-season, in Dec.'10 moved to Boulazac Basket Dordogne (France-ProB, starting five): 19 games: 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 34.9%.

The third member to arrive from BG Goettingen is John Little who is a 27 year old 180cm guard from Peoria, Illinois. He played four seasons with BG Goettingen. He played at Northern Iowa from 2002-2006. In 2007-2008, he wanted to play for the Peoria Kings of the ABA league, but the team folded, so he returned to Northern Iowa and finished the season as assistant coach. Last season, he played EuroCup: 9 games: 6.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 80.0%; German League: 33 games: 6.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT: 21.0%, FT: 75.0% Little is their energy guy. He brings a lot of energy and athletic ability from the bench. He doesnt have much of a shot and likes to drive to the hoop and finish at the rim. He is a good rebounder for his size. He is possibly the best defender on the team. He has long arms and plays the passing lanes well and is their best on ball defender, stressed Omari Westley. He is probably one of the scrappiest players in the league and always plays hard and gives 100% every minute on the court, added Ricky Hickman. The team kept two players from the 2011 second placed PRO A team and one is Ivan Elliot. Elliot is a 24 year old 203cm power forward/center from San Francisco, California. He is a very versatile on the offensive end, able to shoot the 3-pointer with confidence, slash to the basket, and play underneath the basket with his physical strength and overall skills, is the ultimate team player who always gives everything he has in every practice and game, highly motivated and willing to do the extra work to become the best player. He has experience having played for SK Valmiera (Latvia) as a rookie and two years ago for MBC. Last season for the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg, he played 30 games: 10.6ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 77.8%. The team recently brought in a fourth ex member of BG Goettingen with Chester Frazier who is a 25 year old 188cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland. He played at Illinois (NCAA) from 2005-2009 an din his senior year played 31 games: 5.7ppg, 4.8rpg, AssistsConf-1 (5.3apg), StealsConf-7 (1.4spg), FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.7%: Finished career ranked sixth on the Illinois career assists list with 484. In 2009-2010, he helped BG Goettingen win the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 14 games: 3.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg; German League: 31 games: 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 53.3%. Last season, he went back to Illinois to finish his degree and help out with coaching.He isnt only a strong defender, but is a good offensive player. He guards Ben Jacobson and Chris Kramer each day and makes them better. He has been a great help for our team in terms of toughness and he is just a great guy to have around, stressed Jason Boone

Ricky Harris is playing his first season in the Beko BBL. He is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland. He played at Massachusetts (NCAA) from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 31 games: 19.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 72.9%. Last season as a rookie, he saw much of the world playing for BC Siauliai (Lithuania-LKL): Lithuanian League: 8 games: 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 61.5%; EuroCup: 5 games: 12.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 47.6%; Baltic League: 14 games: 10.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 37.2%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 66.2%, in Jan.'11 moved to Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Ukraine-Superleague): 29 games: 9.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 67.4%, then moved to B-Meg Llamados (Philippines-PBA). Recently with the hire and fire tactic of John Patrick, the team hauled in Robert Tomaszek who is a 30 year old 204cm forward Polish-German. He is an aggressive but an average defender, he is mostly an offensive player, with a nice middle distance shooting touch, and good low post offensive skills; is also a good passer. He also has much experience having enjoyed the Colorado countryside at Aspen high school and attending Texas Tech playing with Ronald Ross and for legendary coach Bobby Knight. He has experience having played in Italy, Czech Republic and in the Ukraine. He won the Czech championship in 2009 with CEZ Basketball Nymburk. Last season, he played with ex Skyliner Konrad Wysocki for PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-PLK, starting five): 40 games: 7.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 50.4%. The club recently also brought in 23 year old 191cm Chris Kramer from Huntington, Indiana. Kramer had a solid career at Purdue and in his senior year played 35 games: 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 74.7%. At Purdue, he won the Big ten tournament in 2009 and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010. He also was the All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. Last season as a professional rookie, he played for Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League, starting five): 41 games: 13.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.9%. In June 2011, he signed at Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five): 12 games: 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 69.8%.

The s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg also has its share of German players including Alex King who moves to his third Beko BBL team. King is a 26 year old 200cm forward from Munich, Germany. King started his basketball career in Frankfurt playing for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2002-2008. In that span he won the German league title in 2004 and was a finalist in 2005 and played a total of 129 BBL games for Frankfurt. He played for the Telekom Baskets Bonn from 2008-20011 playing a total of 101 Beko BBl games. Last season for Bonn he played EuroChallenge: 6 games: 2.5ppg, 4.0rpg; German League: 31 games: 4.9ppg, 2.3rpg. The team also brought in young German Oliver Clay who is a 24 year old 205cm power forward/center from Berlin. He started his basketball career in 2006 for TUS Lichterfelde Berlin (2.Bundesliga): 25 games: 3.2ppg, 2.7rpg. He then played for Alba Berlin playing mostly for the Regionaliga team where he German Regionalliga (North Group) Champion in 2010. Last season, he played for TBB Trier (1.Bundesliga): 33 games: 2.5ppg, 1.9rpg. Christoph Henneberger also stayed with the team. Henneberger is a 27 year old 188cm guard who has seen the ups and downs of Wurzburg basketball since 2003. Last season, he played 30 games: 4.6ppg. The team also has young talented Maximilian Klebber on the roster who is a 19 year old 196cm forward. He started his basketball career in 2008 with SCH Wuerzburg Baskets (Regionalliga). Last season he played 2 games for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg averaging 2.5ppg, and also played at TG 48 Wuerzburg (Regionalliga.

The s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg not only want to keep their strong home record intact, but also want revenge on the buzzer beater loss. In that loss, ex Fraport Skyliner Jon Leuer had 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks, but now is playing in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and is nothing but a memory. But Frankfurt seem to have done ok with him as well as without Gray as the team has a 5-2 record since the beginning of December 2011. Leuer was a great player and it definitely doesnt help them that he is no longer there, but they have many capable players like Davidson who was hurt when we played them and Jacob Burtschi who was great for Phoenix Hagen last year, stressed Jason Boone. Both teams have played superb defense recently and this could be more of a defensive game than offensive. Frankfurt struggled a bit at the start, but they have a great group of guys that compete hard each night and are well coached. We have to play hard for 40 minutes and key will be defense playing physical and rebounding well. We pride ourselves on defense. Even though the game will be in Wurzburg, it will be a hard fought game, stressed Ricky Harris The Fraport Skyliners have been unstoppable in the last 5 weeks on the road and will be looking for their fifth win in a row. We have to defend like against the Artland Dragons and slow down the tempo and rebound well, stressed Skyliner forward Jacob Burtschi. Frankfurt has to stay focused and match the intensity of Wurzburg. If they control the tempo and play as a team then they will always have a shot to beat anyone, stated ex SIG Strassburg American Jeff Greer. Despite the buzzer beater loss, the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg enter the game with a lot of confidence. We need to play our game, limit turnovers and rebound the ball. If we do that then there isnt a team that we cant beat. We are very confident at home and will be ready for the game, stressed Jason Boone. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg host the Fraport Skyliners January 15th at 17:00.






Jason Boone (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) Jermareo Davidson And I Will Be forced To Matchup On Defense - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 26 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He will be playing his first season with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and his fourth in the Beko BBL. He played three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Three seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season with BG Goettingen he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0%. Jason spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the

The s.Oliver Baskets are back on track after their three game losing streak having won three of the last four games. What has the team been doing better in the last weeks?

Practices have been getting pretty intense. Prior to our little skid we started to get comfortable and needed a little wake-up call. Losing those 3 in a row definitely woke us up and we've been playing a lot better since.

Basketball is a team sport and obviously, you need all 12 guys to perform, but where would the team be without spark plug Ricky Harris this season?

It's always hard to answer questions like that, as you can see in the Tubingen game when Ricky didn't play, other players are always capable of stepping up. But Rick has been tremendous for us this season. He plays with so much confidence and that's rubs off on his teammates. I've really enjoyed being his teammate this season.

The next game is against the Fraport Skyliners. You have been involved in some buzzer beaters. How clear is the Andrew Drevo shot still?

People still bring it up 2 years later so it's still there. When you let a buzzer beater end, not just a game, but your season, it's a constant reminder that you have to play for 40 mins. Not 39 minutes and 55 seconds. The key is using that as motivation.

The Fraport Skyliners started slowly, but have found their groove. They lost Jon Leuer, but have a healthy Jermareo Davidson and Jacob Burtschi on board. Is this team more dangerous than when you last played them?

It's again hard to say, Frankfurt has lost two key players and gained two others. We're also a very different team since then, but I think both teams have clear cut advantages. The team that wins will be the one that exploits them best.

Jermareo Davidsoon likes the mid distance jumper. Do you think he will be taking those all day to prevent having to bang with you inside?

I'd rather play inside, and he'd rather play on the perimeter but on defense we'll be forced to match up. Will me having to move my feet on the perimeter tire me out faster than him banging down low? That's what we're going to find out.


The Fraport Skyliners have defended very well and have done a good job with mismatches. Is this an area where Wurzburg could be more on level ground with Frankfurt?

Defense has always been a staple on teams I've played for. There is no way it can't be with guys like Ben Jacobson, John Little and Chester Frazier. I don't think there is a better defensive team in the league. And this weekend is another chance for us to show how well we can defend.


What are your NFC NFL Playoff predictions? Green Bay-New York?

Who I want to win and who I think is going to win are different. I'm a New York guy born and raised, but you've seen Green Bay play this season right?

Saints-49ers?

I'm going to go on record and say when his career is over Drew Brees will be looked at as the best Quarterback to ever play the game. Can't bet against that.

Thanks Jason fort he chat.



Nowitzki reaches 23000 points in Mavs win - by Eurobasket News
Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four games with a 102-76 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

The defending NBA champion Mavericks (6-4) are finally on a roll after an 0-3 start. Dallas has won its last five home games since lopsided losses on consecutive days there to open the season nearly three weeks ago.

Nowitzki became the 23rd NBA player with 23,000 points, hitting that mark when he made a free throw with 7:17 left in the first half. He finished with 11 points, putting him at 23,008, third among active players behind Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.

Carter had 11 of his 16 points in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the game. Jason Terry led Dallas with 17 points, including three three-pointers.

Brandon Jennings had 19 points and Shaun Livingston 15 for the Bucks (4-7), who are undefeated at home but now have an NBA-high seven road losses.

Milwaukee was without seven-foot Andrew Bogut, who was out because of concussion-like symptoms.

Bogut fell backward and hit the back of his head on the floor while taking a charge during Thursday night's victory over Detroit. Coach Scott Skiles said Bogut failed a pregame check for concussion symptoms and was ruled out in accordance with the league's concussion policy.

Courtesy of www.cbc.ca


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A2 Round 14: OFI beats Arkadikos by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 14 in the A2 took place in Heraklion. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Arkadikos (7-7) to sixth ranked OFI (8-6) 64-62 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 20-8 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American-Icelandic guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: FCM) contributed with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. OFI's coach Chris Hugaz used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83, agency: FCM) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Arkadikos. OFI moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ikaroi Serron. Arkadikos at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. OFI is looking forward to face league's second-placed Apollon Patras on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Arkadikos will play against Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos and is hoping to win this game.
A2 top team - Panelefsiniakos (11-3) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat twelfth ranked Panerythraikos (6-8) in New Eritrea 69-59. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Giannis Kyriakopoulos chipped in 20 points during the contest. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85, agency: FCM) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panelefsiniakos maintains first position with 11-3 record. Panerythraikos at the other side keeps the twelfth place with eight games lost. Panelefsiniakos will play against Pagrati (#13) in Athens in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Panerythraikos will play on the road against Ikaroi Serron in Serres and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Doxa Lefkadas (7-7) 80-55 on Saturday evening. Nikos Libaris-Psomas notched 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Doxa Lefkadas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 15 points and 4 assists by Dimitris Papantoniou did not help to save the game for AEK/Argous. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will meet at home higher ranked Lavrio (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. AEK/Argous will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#14) in Athens and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Athens: AEK (#3) and Amyntas Dafnis (#14). AEK (10-4) won against visiting Amyntas Dafnis (5-9) 74-64. The best player for the winners was Alexis Falekas who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). AEK moved-up to second place, which they share with Apollon Patras. Amyntas Dafnis at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. AEK's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Nea Kifisia.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Nea Kifisia beat Periko/Arhelaos on the road 84-69. Pagrati lost to Apollon Patras on its own court 60-69. Ikaroi Serron managed to outperform Perama Ermis in Serres 68-62. Lavrio managed to beat Ermis Lagkada at home 75-67.



Periko/Arhelaos - Nea Kifisia 69-84

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Nea Kifisia (7-7) beat 15th ranked Periko/Arhelaos (5-9) in Perikos 84-69. Periko/Arhelaos was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 46-27 second half run of Nea Kifisia. They made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Periko/Arhelaos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Savas Nikitakis (184-76) who scored 30 points and 6 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Panag Koukounias (199-88) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Thodoris Panaras (195-77) produced 22 points and center Giannis Maltesios (206-85) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. Nea Kifisia moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Periko/Arhelaos at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Nea Kifisia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens AEK.
Top scorers:
Nea Kifisia: S.Nikitakis 30+2reb+6ast, P.Koukounias 16+8reb+1ast, C.Petrodimopoulos 11+3reb+1ast, M.Kolokas 9+2reb+2ast, T.Sioutis 6+10reb, F.Moschovitis 5+1reb+3ast
Periko/Arhelaos: T.Panaras 22+4reb+3ast, G.Maltesios 13+4reb+1ast, G.Foutsitzis 9+2reb+2ast, S.Bourdanos 7+1ast, P.Martzos 7+2reb, D.Marmarinos 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 138427


OFI - Arkadikos 64-62

The most exciting game of round 14 in the A2 took place in Heraklion. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Arkadikos (7-7) to sixth ranked OFI (8-6) 64-62 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 20-8 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American-Icelandic guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: FCM) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. OFI's coach Chris Hugaz used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83, agency: FCM) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Miron Papadakis (183-88) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Arkadikos. OFI moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ikaroi Serron. Arkadikos at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. OFI is looking forward to face league's second-placed Apollon Patras on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Arkadikos will play against Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
OFI: D.Lewis 18+7reb+2ast, S.Toutziarakis 13+11reb+1ast, A.Sizopoulos 12+3reb+2ast, D.Katiakos 9+10reb, C.Papanikolaou 3+1reb+2ast, K.Balafas 3+3reb+1ast
Arkadikos: A.Gizogiannis 18+7reb+1ast, G.Kopsaftis 13+4reb, S.Tosic 8+4reb, M.Papadakis 8+7reb+6ast, P.Kosanovic 6+9reb, P.Ifantis 5+2reb
gschID: 138428


Pagrati - Apollon Patras 60-69

Very expected game when 13th ranked Pagrati (5-9) lost to second ranked Apollon Patras (10-4) in Athens 60-69. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-7. But Pagrati won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apollon Patras dominated on the defensive end, holding Pagrati to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Pagrati 43-26 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Stavros Daniil (201-76) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Nikos Argyropoylos (188-78) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Apollon Patras players scored in double figures. Forward Alexandros Raptis (200-81) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and guard Sakis Veskoukis (195-80) added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Apollon Patras maintains second position with 10-4 record behind leader Panelefsiniakos, which they share with AEK. Pagrati at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Apollon Patras' next round opponent will be OFI (#6) in Heraklion. Pagrati will play on the road against the league's leader Panelefsiniakos (#1) in Eleusina.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: S.Daniil 18+9reb, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 16+6reb+2ast, N.Argyropoylos 13+8reb+4ast, I.Krolo 12+12reb+1ast, T.Zafiris 6+1reb, G.Lianos 4+4reb
Pagrati: A.Raptis 19+9reb+1ast, S.Veskoukis 14+2reb+1ast, A.Sigounas 7+6reb, C.Vidalis 6+1reb+2ast, A.Koutroulias 5+5reb+2ast, G.Dimakos 4
gschID: 138429


Panerythraikos - Panelefsiniakos 59-69

A2 top team - Panelefsiniakos (11-3) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat twelfth ranked Panerythraikos (6-8) in New Eritrea 69-59. The game was mostly controlled by Panelefsiniakos. Panerythraikos was better in second period 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Panerythraikos 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Giannis Kyriakopoulos (185-83) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85, agency: FCM) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and forward Tasos Kallianotis (193-83) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panelefsiniakos maintains first position with 11-3 record. Panerythraikos at the other side keeps the twelfth place with eight games lost. Panelefsiniakos will play against Pagrati (#13) in Athens in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Panerythraikos will play on the road against Ikaroi Serron in Serres and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: G.Kyriakopoulos 20+1reb+3ast, S.Magounis 16+12reb, C.Deligiannis 14+6reb+1ast, V.Koukouravas 9+3reb+2ast, V.Giannoulakos 6+6reb, T.Nikou 4+6reb+7ast
Panerythraikos: K.Macheras 12+7reb+2ast, C.Lakkas 12, T.Kallianotis 9+5reb+5ast, S.Katoufas 9+10reb, K.Papantonakos 6+1ast, V.Xiouras 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 138430


Perama Ermis - Ikaroi Serron 62-68

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Ikaroi Serron and 9th ranked Perama Ermis had identical 7-6 record. But Perama Ermis was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Serres 68-62. Perama Ermis was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Ikaroi Serron, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Filipp Simeonidis (204-80, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) chipped in 22 points. Center Kostas Paschalis (208-75) produced 9 points and 15 rebounds and guard Dimitris Tsarouchas (197-86) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Ikaroi Serron (8-6) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with OFI. Newly promoted Perama Ermis dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Ikaroi Serron's next round opponent will be Panerythraikos (#12) in New Eritrea and are hoping to win another game. Perama Ermis will play on the road against Ermis Lagkada (#8) in Lagadas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ikaroi Serron: K.Totsios 22+3reb, E.Margaritis 13+5reb, F.Simeonidis 13+11reb+2ast, S.Kaberidis 9+4reb+2ast, K.Pehlivanis 5+1reb, S.Mourtos 3+11reb+3ast
Perama Ermis: D.Tsarouchas 15+4reb, M.Milicevic 10+6reb, K.Paschalis 9+15reb+1ast, N.Michalos 8+4reb+1ast, A.Koronidis 6+1reb+9ast, L.Skoutaris 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 138431


AEK/Argous - Doxa Lefkadas 55-80

Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Doxa Lefkadas (7-7) 80-55 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Doxa Lefkadas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to AEK/Argous' 28. Doxa Lefkadas forced 20 AEK/Argous turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by AEK/Argous' players. Center Nikos Libaris-Psomas (210-84) notched 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Nigerian forward Vasilis Ekine (201-83) supported him with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Doxa Lefkadas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 15 points and 4 assists by guard Dimitris Papantoniou (190-83) did not help to save the game for AEK/Argous. Gianni Koukounias added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Four AEK/Argous players scored in double figures. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will meet at home higher ranked Lavrio (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. AEK/Argous will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#14) in Athens and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Doxa Lefkadas: N.Pettas 14+2reb, N.Libaris-Psomas 14+9reb+2ast, V.Ekine 13+9reb+1ast, D.Rallis 10+2ast, V.Vagenas 8+4reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 8+4ast
AEK/Argous: D.Papantoniou 15+4reb+4ast, G.Koukounias 14+5reb+1ast, P.Efstratiou 10+8reb+1ast, G.Flevaris 10+1reb+1ast, T.Meleounis 5+2reb, V.Stateras 1+1ast
gschID: 138424


Lavrio - Ermis Lagkada 75-67

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Ermis Lagkada (7-7) lost on the road to fourth ranked Lavrio (9-5) 75-67. The game without a history. Lavrio led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was forward Giannis Kakiouzis (205-78) who scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. The former international guard Savvas Iliadis (192-79) produced 29 points and 4 assists and forward Stratos Nisiotis (203-78) added 11 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the guests. Lavrio maintains fourth position with 9-5 record. Ermis Lagkada at the other side dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Lavrio's next round opponent will be Doxa Lefkadas (#10) on the road where they are favorite. Ermis Lagkada will play against Perama Ermis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: G.Kakiouzis 23+7reb+2ast, N.Psileas 18+4reb+7ast, G.Tirlas 14+6reb+2ast, P.Karvounis 6+3reb+2ast, K.Sinnis 5+3reb+1ast, G.Psomaderis 5+1ast
Ermis Lagkada: S.Iliadis 29+4reb+4ast, S.Nisiotis 11+13reb+2ast, H.Plioukas 9+1reb, N.Gamouras 5+5reb+1ast, T.Onasoglou 5+2reb+1ast, S.Kekelis 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 138425


AEK - Amyntas Dafnis 74-64

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Athens: AEK (#3) and Amyntas Dafnis (#14). AEK (10-4) won against visiting Amyntas Dafnis (5-9) 74-64. The game was mostly controlled by AEK. Amyntas Dafnis was better in fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was guard Alexis Falekas (190-76, agency: FCM) who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. Guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) produced 17 points and 6 assists and forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86, agency: FCM) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Amyntas Dafnis players scored in double figures. AEK moved-up to second place, which they share with Apollon Patras. Amyntas Dafnis at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. AEK's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Nea Kifisia.
Top scorers:
AEK: A.Falekas 27+5reb+2ast, F.Vasilopoulos 20+5ast, V.Sklavos 6+10reb, A.Mantzaris 6+7reb, A.Siamandouras 6+3reb+2ast, C.Fotitzoglou 4+1reb
Amyntas Dafnis: L.Zoupas 17+2reb+6ast, K.Vardavas 12+5reb, D.Lolas 11+8reb, S.Tsougarakis 10+1reb, T.Vardianos 9+5reb+1ast, G.Sourlis 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 138426




Round 14: Great victories for Panionios, Olympiakos , Panathinaikos and Kavala - by Chris Mammides
During the 14th round of the A1 league and in the first four games of today we had two derbies in Kavala and Thessaloniki as Kavalas players were able to finally add another important victory at the end of the game over Flevarakis team of Ilysiakos by performing great in the second and third periods in which the trio of Stefanidis, Sotiris Karapostolou (194-G-78, college: S.New Hampshire) and O Bryant were great. The other derby took place in Alexandreion Melathron where the home team of Head Coach Alexandris played amazingly against the European champion team of Panathinaikos and with Keirush, James and Tapoutos in the leading roles gave the hard time to the Greens who won the game in the details and at the very end with Mike Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) being the MVP of the game and of the week.
In the other two games, the so called derby between Panionios and Kolossos Rodou never took place as the home team of Bartzokas thrashed the team of Frangias and with the great difference of this game basically deleted the negative result which suffered in Rhodes during the first round. The difference in the result (74-55) is obviously 100% fair and shows the difference in the level of the two teams. Leading figures on behalf of Panionios were Vasilis Xanthopoulos (187-G-84) and Diepler
Lastly, the game between Olympiakos Piraeus and PAOK doesnt need any in depth analysis as the result speaks of itself; the 90-60 score is simply showing the difference of the two teams.
The results in more analysis were as follows:

Kavala - Ilysiakos 78-73
Quarters: 21-21, 40-35, 60-51, 78-73
The first period was a real derby with the visitors losing a small deficit they gain at the end of the period. During the second period though the players of Coach Priftis were more aggressive and with O Bryant and Sotiris Karapostolou create a small deficit of five by the end of the first half. The third period was more or less like the second one with Stefanidis adding some crucial points and giving an air of 9 points to the home team. Coach Flevarakis team with Tompson and Harding tried for the miracle but the only thing they were able to do at the end is to cut the deficit to five points.
Top scorers:
Kavala: O Bryant 17, Sotiris Karapostolou 15, Stefanidis 12
Ilysiakos: Harding NaNa (203-F-81, college: Delaware) and Tompson 17 per head, Kohadarevic 12, Papanikolopoulos 11.

Aris Thessaloniki - Panathinaikos 68-72
Quarters: 12-14, 32-32, 51-48 and 68-72
Aris with great passion and tough defense was very close in the score at the first period with Keirush being the leading scorer with his 8 points while from Panathinaikos Sato and Diamantidis were in a very low productivity from the parameter. The 2nd period though had a big surprise for Aris as the ex Panathinaikos player, Giorgos Bogris was able to score 5 points and gain some crucial fouls from Vougioukas and Maric while the tough defense of Aris and the great shooting percentages from the 6.75 from Aris and especially Keirusch put Aris in front by the end of first half with one point (32-31) while the score for Aris went also up to 6 points before the end. The third period was more or less the same as Sergio Kerusch (195-F-89, college: W.Kentucky) and Tsaldaris brought their team to a plus six with two three pointers. Aris was better in the court while Panathinaikos lost with a third foul the only energetic player as Smith (top scorer of Panathinaikos with his 9 points) was of the court. The result at the particular point with 4.40 before the end of the third period went to a total balance with 38-38. Coach Alexandris read perfectly all the mismatches of the game and was able also to block the leading figures of the Greens as 3D and Sato remain in the shallow waters, while Tapoutos and all the other yellow players full of passion were scoring some amazing threes. It was obvious that the energy and passion of Aris players was bringing Aris closer to the victory, Muldrow dunk in the face of Mike Batiste to bring the score +3 with 45-42 at the beginning and a +5 (47-42) some seconds after with the free throws of Tapoutos with 2.31 before the end of the 3rd period. The end of the 3rd period found Aris to be leading with 51-48. Aris is more passionate for the victory than his opponent and with Kerusch's top performing game; Aris was closer than ever towards the victory. The 4th and most crucial period remain exactly the same as the 3rd one as passion and solid defenses were the keys to success for Aris. Panathinaikos was not able to score from the parameter while free throws were also very bad for the Greens. James and Muldrow received their 4th foul in less than a minute and Verginis and Bogris, two ex Greens entered the game. Sergio Kerusch continued his crescent gave a new +4 for his team with less than 7 minutes to go. Panathinaikos continued his bad shooting from all over while Aris was scoring quite solid. 3D scored his first basket in the game 6.55 before the end but didnt changed anything as a dunk by Bogris and another false by Jasikevicius left the game exactly the same. The next minutes went basket by basket until the last 12 seconds where with just a basket in lead for Panathinaikos, Jasikevicus missed the basket but Mike Batiste was there for the offensive rebound, with less than 12 seconds to the end Perperoglou (who was the fatal player of the game) missed both the free throws but he stole the ball from Davies and Mike Batiste with a 360 degrees dunk and received also the award of the MVP with his 21 points.
Top scorers:
Aris: Sergio Kerusch 18, Tapoutos 13, James 11
Panathinaikos: Mike Batiste 21, Diamantidis 14

Panionios - Kolosos Rodou 74-55
Quarters: 18-9, 38-25, 58-37, 74-55
Panionios of Coach Bartzokas proved that is a much better and more solid team than the team of Coach Frangias, Panionios without his main center, Stepheson and Kolossos without its top scorer Christmas were different teams in the court, but Panionios took an early lead with a double score and by the end of the first half the difference went at a point to 17 points. The 3rd period was even worst for Kolossos as Coach Bartzokas played very good defense against the key players of Kolossos as Hatten and Tsamis were in a bad day. The fourth period was a simple procedure with the two teams giving the chance to many young players to gain some vital time in the court.
Top scorers:
Panionios: Vasilis Xanthopoulos 18, Diepler 13 and Jankovic 11
Kolossos: Nikos Liakopoulos (191-G-83) and Boykin 10 points per head.

Olympiakos - PAOK 90-60
Quarters: 20-23, 45-36, 77-45, 90-60
Coach Markopoulos players were able to remain in the game only the first ten minutes when Dimos Dikoudis (206-F/C-77) was scoring from allover and gave the lead to his team with 20-23 at the end of the period. It is worth mentioned that PAOK scored nearly the 35% of the total points in the first period. After that, Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) and Antic took over and ended the game earlier than they thought.
Top scorers:
Olympiakos: Georgios Printezis 19, Antic 17, Gecevicius 14
PAOK: Dimos Dikoudis 17




Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Ikaros
  (203-G/F-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Beck, Ikaros20.3 
 2. Kommatos, Marousi18.9 
 3. Charalampidi., KAO.18.0 
 4. Christmas, AGOR17.4 
 5. Roby, Peristeri GS16.4 
 6. Tapoutos, Aris15.8 
 7. Gagaloudis, Marousi15.7 
 8. Bavcic, KAOD15.0 
 9. Baynes, Ikaros14.5 
 10. Dikoudis, PAOK14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Baynes, Ikaros9.0 
 2. Bavcic, KAOD8.2 
 3. Haritopoulos, Maro.7.9 
 4. Stepheson, Panio.7.7 
 5. Goree, PAOK7.1 
 6. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 7. Kommatos, Marousi6.5 
 8. Giddens, PAOK6.4 
 9. Scott, Peristeri GS5.8 
 10. Muldrow, Aris5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Marousi
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Gagaloudis, Marousi6.1 
 2. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.3 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.8 
 5. James, Aris4.3 
 6. Charalampidi., KAO.4.2 
 7. Wright, AGOR4.2 
 8. Thompson, Ilysi.3.6 
 9. Petroulas, Periste.3.5 
 10. Tsamis, Kolossos3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  AGOR
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wright, AGOR2.3 
 2. Thompson, Ilysi.2.1 
 3. James, Aris1.8 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.6 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.5 
 6. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 7. Koumpouras, Ikaros1.4 
 8. Apostolidis, Ilysi.1.3 
 9. Logan, Panathin.1.3 
 10. Tsamis, Kolossos1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala1.8 
 2. Muldrow, Aris1.5 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.4 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 5. Edwards, Perister.1.1 
 6. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Elegar, Marousi1.0 
 8. Stepheson, Panio.0.9 
 9. Scott, Peristeri GS0.8 
 10. Giddens, PAOK0.8 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.20.5 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apol.19.3 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.3 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.9 
 5. Psileas, Lavrio17.8 
 6. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.5 
 7. Magounis, Panele.16.6 
 8. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.16.4 
 9. Pettas, Doxa L.16.3 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris LOLAS
  Amyntas .
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Lolas, Amyntas8.7 
 2. Toutziarakis, OFI8.6 
 3. Krolo, Apollon Pat.8.5 
 4. Gizogiannis, Arkad.8.0 
 5. Sklavos, AEK7.9 
 6. Maglos, AE.7.7 
 7. Macheras, Panery.7.6 
 8. Paschalis, Perama7.3 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.2 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas5.9 
 3. Koronidis, Perama5.6 
 4. Nikou, Panelefs.5.5 
 5. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.9 
 6. Kaberidis, Ikaroi4.4 
 7. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.3 
 8. Makris, Pagrati4.2 
 9. Panagakis, OFI4.1 
 10. Argyropoylos, Apo.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Spyros MAGOUNIS
  Panele.
  (200-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Magounis, Panele.1.9 
 2. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.8 
 3. Pettas, Doxa L.1.8 
 4. Margaritis, Ikaroi1.8 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.6 
 6. Nikitakis, Nea K.1.6 
 7. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 8. Psileas, Lavrio1.4 
 9. Panaras, Periko.1.4 
 10. Falekas, AEK1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryan BRACEY
  Pagrati
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1
 1. Bracey, Pagrati1.0 
 2. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 3. Katoufas, Panery.0.9 
 4. Libaris-P., Doxa L.0.9 
 5. Krolo, Apollon Pat.0.8 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi0.7 
 8. Koukounias, Nea K.0.6 
 9. Petrodimopou., Nea0.6 
 10. Michalopoulo., Ne.0.6 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Panelefsiniakos 11-3 
 2. Apollon Patras 10-4 
 3. AEK 10-4 
 4. Lavrio 9-5 
 5. Ikaroi Serron 8-6 
 6. OFI 8-6 
 7. Arkadikos 7-7 
 8. Ermis Lagkada 7-7 
 9. Perama Ermis 7-7 
 10. Doxa Lefkadas 7-7 
 11. Nea Kifisia 7-7 
 12. Panerythraikos 6-8 
 13. Pagrati 5-9 
 14. Amyntas Dafnis 5-9 
 15. Periko/Arhelaos 5-9 
 16. AEK/Argous 0-14 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Olympiakos 13-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 12-1 
 3. Kolossos 10-3 
 4. Panionios 9-4 
 5. AGOR 7-5 
 6. Kavala 6-8 
 7. PAOK 6-8 
 8. Peristeri GS 5-7 
 9. KAOD 5-8 
 10. Aris 5-8 
 11. Ilysiakos 4-9 
 12. Ikaros 3-10 
 13. Marousi 0-13 


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 11-4 
 2. Groningen 11-5 
 3. Leiden 9-4 
 4. Nijmegen 9-6 
 5. Zwolle 9-8 
 6. Leeuwarden 8-7 
 7. Rotterdam 2-13 
 8. Weert 2-14 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden18.3 
 2. Sally, Rotterdam17.6 
 3. Anderson, Weert17.2 
 4. Humphrey, Nijmegen16.5 
 5. Acker, Nijmegen15.9 
 6. Boxley, Leiden15.5 
 7. Hargrove, Nijmegen15.1 
 8. Bell, Groningen14.9 
 9. Sanchez, Leeuw.14.4 
 10. Wesby, Groningen14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Coleman, Weert8.8 
 2. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.6 
 3. Bekkering, Nijme.7.6 
 4. Robinson, Zwolle7.6 
 5. Boxley, Leiden6.8 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.8 
 7. van Kempen, Weert6.6 
 8. Wesley, Den Bosch6.5 
 9. Van Paassen, Den6.5 
 10. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Den Bosch
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Turner, Den Bosch4.7 
 2. Anderson, Weert4.6 
 3. Harman, Weert4.4 
 4. Jeter, Leeuwarden3.9 
 5. Wells, Zwolle3.6 
 6. Acker, Nijmegen3.4 
 7. Slagter, Leiden3.2 
 8. Huffman, Zwolle3.1 
 9. Defares, Groningen3.0 
 10. Bell, Groningen2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Harman, Weert2.5 
 2. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.4 
 3. Huffman, Zwolle2.4 
 4. Wells, Zwolle2.4 
 5. Turner, Den Bosch1.9 
 6. Wessels, Den Bosch1.8 
 7. de Jong, Leiden1.8 
 8. Acker, Nijmegen1.8 
 9. Anderson, Weert1.7 
 10. Wesley, Den Bosch1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kareem MADDOX
  Zwolle
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Maddox, Zwolle1.6 
 2. Wesley, Den Bosch1.3 
 3. Wyatt, Groningen1.3 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.1.1 
 5. Minter, Weert0.9 
 6. Poels, Leeuwarden0.8 
 7. Boxley, Leiden0.8 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.8 
 9. Hulzebos, Zwolle0.7 
 10. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 


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Standings - 1 Division
D1 Standings
 1. KFI 10-1 
 2. Skallagrimur 7-3 
 3. Breidablik 7-4 
 4. Hamar 6-4 
 5. IA 6-4 
 6. Hottur 5-5 
 7. IG 4-7 
 8. Thor AK 3-7 
 9. FSU 3-7 
 10. Armann 1-10 


Division 1 results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from last round in Division 1.
FSU 84 IG 68. Orri Jonsson 23 Kjartan Kjartansson 22 for FSU. Haraldur Johannesson 22. Bergvin Olafarson 22 for IG.
Skallagrimur 86 Breidablik 77. Lloyd Harrison 28 Darrell Flake 24 for Skallagrim. Arnar Petursson 18 for Breidablik.
Thor Ak 95 Armann 84. Spencer harris 28 Eric Palm 26 for Thor Arni Jonsson 21 for Armann.
IG 72 IA 84. Haraldur Johannsson 17 for IG. Terrence Watson (196-F-87, college: Ball St.) ( Agent: Icebasket) 25 & 15 boards for IA.


Sweden - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from games in Sweden with Icelandic players on teams rosters.
08 Stockholm 95 Boras Basket 85. Good win for 08 that is fighting for play-offs spot against the top team Helgi Magnusson (198-G/F-82, college: Catawba) 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assist in the winJamtland Basket 94 EcoOrebro 71. Brynjar Bjornsson (191-G-88, college: Francis Marion) with good game for Jamtland 19 points & 3 rebounds.
Sundsvall Dragons 81. Solna Vikings 87. Dragons playing without Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G/F-87) who is out with knee injury for some time.
Logi Gunnarsson (190-G-81) had 21 points 3 rebounds and 1 assist for Solna.Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, college: Birm.Southern) leading scorer for Sundsvall 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assist. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) 7 points, 10 boards & 5 assist,.


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Standings - IBL
NBL Standings
 1. Satria Muda 9-0 
 2. Garuda 8-2 
 3. Aspac 7-2 
 4. CLS Knights 7-3 
 5. Pelita Jaya 7-3 
 6. Stadium Jak. 6-4 
 7. Muba Hangtuah 5-4 
 8. Bima Sakti 3-6 
 9. Pacific Caesar 3-8 
 10. Comfort Mobile 2-8 
 11. NSH GMC Riau 1-9 
 12. Satya Wacana 0-9 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gege NAGATA
  Pacific .
  (185-F-88)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Nagata, Pacific14.4 
 2. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.13.9 
 3. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.13.6 
 4. Dewanto, Pelita J.13.4 
 5. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.3 
 6. Ahmad, Satria Muda12.9 
 7. Sapto, Muba H.12.9 
 8. Chandra, Pelita J.12.7 
 9. Prawiro, Aspac12.6 
 10. Wisnu, Satria Muda12.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.11.2 
 2. Sitepu, Satria M.8.4 
 3. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.2 
 4. Regowo, Aspac7.1 
 5. Yanto, NSH G.7.1 
 6. Situmorang, Satria7.0 
 7. Thoyib, Aspac7.0 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.6.9 
 9. Wuwungan, Satya W.6.5 
 10. Indrajaya, CLS K.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dirk GERUNGAN
  Aspac
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Gerungan, Aspac3.7 
 2. Sartika, Bima Sakti3.6 
 3. Widyanto, Pacifi.3.4 
 4. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.3 
 5. Muharri, CLS K.3.2 
 6. Uniputty, Comfor.2.8 
 7. Wilopo, Muba H.2.8 
 8. Sura, Garuda2.6 
 9. Yusran, Stadium2.5 
 10. Trisakti, Aspac2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.7 
 2. Uniputty, Comfor.2.6 
 3. Muharri, CLS K.2.6 
 4. Michel, Satria Muda2.2 
 5. Wijaya, Garuda2.2 
 6. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.2.2 
 7. Poedjakesuma, Peli.2.1 
 8. Gerungan, Aspac2.1 
 9. Sura, Garuda2.1 
 10. Sitepu, Satria M.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian Ronaldo SITEPU
  Satria M.
  (200-C/F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sitepu, Satria M.3.3 
 2. Ruslan, Stadium2.1 
 3. Thoyib, Aspac2.1 
 4. Teguh, Muba H.1.9 
 5. Sitaniapesy, Comfo.1.6 
 6. Sasmito, Pacific1.3 
 7. Damanik, NSH G.1.2 
 8. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.2 
 9. Arizki, Aspac1.1 
 10. Sapto, Muba H.0.9 


Indonesian NBL round 15 best performance: Isman Thoyib - by Eurobasket News
Former international center Isman Thoyib (202-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Aspac, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed Pacific Caesar (#9, 3-7) with 33-point margin 75-42. Aspac is placed at 2nd position in Indonesian NBL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Aspac will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. Thoyib has many years of experience at Aspac, through which he has constantly improved. Isman Thoyib has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.0rpg) and averages impressive 2.1bpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Ary Sapto (188-F-80) of Muba Hangtuah. Sapto had a very good evening with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he lead Muba Hangtuah to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Comfort Mobile (#10, 2-8) 77-43. Muba Hangtuah's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sapto is a newcomer at Muba Hangtuah, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 12.9ppg (#5). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Dimaz Muharri (181-PG-85) of CLS Knights (#5). Muharri scored 9 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of CLS Knights, leading his team to a 69-48 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Pelita Jaya (#4, 7-3). CLS Knights needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. Muharri has a great season in Indonesia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 2.9apg (5th best). He also has 2.6spg and FGP: 50.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arki Wisnu (187-G-88) of Satria Muda - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Sandy Febiansyakh (190-SG-86) of CLS Knights - 13 points and 4 rebounds
6. Christian Ronaldo Sitepu (200-C/F-86) of Satria Muda - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-F-86) of Pelita Jaya - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Welyanson Situmorang (188-F-82) of Satria Muda - 10 points and 9 rebounds
9. Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) of Aspac - 10 points and 11 rebounds
10. Faisal Julius Ahmad (179-PG-81) of Satria Muda - 13 points and 4 rebounds

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


NBL Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The game in Sakti supposed to be quite interesting. Third ranked Garuda (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Bima Sakti (3-6). Garuda smashed Bima Sakti 74-49 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bima Sakti. The game without a history. Garuda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Guard Hendru Ramli (188-G-88) fired 16 points for the winners. Nico Fritzgerald (186-81) chipped in 14 points. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) produced 17 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Garuda have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Bima Sakti at the other side keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Garuda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bima Sakti will play on the road against Muba Hangtuah (#7) in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Surabaya. Local CLS Knights (7-3) outscored 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-9) 78-39. Worth to mention a great performance of center F Freddy (192-86) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 8 rebounds. Wijaya Saputra contributed with 6 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Max Yanto (215-83) replied with 6 points and 9 rebounds for NSH GMC Riau. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CLS Knights have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya. NSH GMC Riau lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 16 Pacific Caesar was crushed by Stadium Jak. in Jakarta 74-53.
The best stats of 16th round was 16 points and 10 rebounds by Randolph Ariestedes of Stadium Jak..


Stadium Jak. - Pacific Caesar 74-53

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-8) was crushed on the road by sixth ranked Stadium Jakarta (6-4) 74-53. The game was mostly controlled by Stadium Jakarta. Pacific Caesar was better in fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Pacific Caesar to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Pacific Caesar 50-26 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Randolph Ariestedes (197-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Merio Ferdiansyah (176-85) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Stadium Jakarta's coach Abdurrachman Padang felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Gege Nagata (185-88) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Dewa Galih (185-87) added 14 points in the effort for Pacific Caesar. Stadium Jakarta maintains sixth position with 6-4 record. Pacific Caesar lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with eight games lost. Stadium Jakarta's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Jakarta to the arena Pelita Jaya.
Top scorers:
Stadium Jak.: M.Ferdiansyah 22+1reb, R.Ariestedes 16+10reb, D.Iskandar 8+10reb+2ast, D.Leonardo 7+4reb+2ast, A.Sujarwo 6+6reb+1ast, Y.Pattikawa 4+3reb
Pacific Caesar: G.Nagata 15+6reb, D.Galih 14+4reb, M.Fauzia 8+7reb, R.Anggakara 7+5reb, H.Listiyono 7+2reb+3ast, P.King Dhay 2+3ast
gschID: 166066


CLS Knights - NSH GMC Riau 78-39

The game with biggest result difference took place in Surabaya. Local CLS Knights (7-3) outscored 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-9) 78-39. The game without a history. CLS Knights led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 6 points in first quarter. CLS Knights held NSH GMC Riau to an opponent 22.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 31.8 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. CLS Knights forced 32 NSH GMC Riau turnovers and outrebounded them 45-31 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of center F Freddy (192-86) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 8 rebounds. Wijaya Saputra (184-85) contributed with 6 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Max Yanto (215-83) replied with 6 points and 9 rebounds and Ryan Febriyan (194-87) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for NSH GMC Riau. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CLS Knights have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya. NSH GMC Riau lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: R.Utomo 13, F.Freddy 13+8reb, H.Herman 10+4reb, A.Ekayana 9+1ast, D.Haryoko 7+5reb+1ast, E.Koswara 7+4reb
NSH GMC Riau: A.Pamungkas 10+1reb+2ast, R.Febriyan 9+5reb, M.Yanto 6+9reb, S.Agustinus 5+5reb+1ast, M.Yesyurun 3, I.Husnuzan 2
gschID: 166067


Bima Sakti - Garuda 49-74

The game in Sakti supposed to be quite interesting. Third ranked Garuda (8-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Bima Sakti (3-6). Garuda smashed Bima Sakti 74-49 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bima Sakti. The game without a history. Garuda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Guard Hendru Ramli (188-88) fired 16 points for the winners. Nico Fritzgerald (186-81) chipped in 14 points. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) produced 17 points and Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) added 8 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Garuda have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Bima Sakti at the other side keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Garuda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bima Sakti will play on the road against Muba Hangtuah (#7) in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Garuda: H.Ramli 16+2reb+2ast, N.Fritzgerald 14+3reb+2ast, F.Minallah 13+5reb, V.Nolland 8+4reb+2ast, I.Budianto 7+2reb+1ast, W.Wijaya 5+4reb+2ast
Bima Sakti: B.Rizky Ardiansyah 17+2reb+3ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 8+4reb+1ast, H.Gunawan 6+2reb+1ast, S.Cahyadi 4, B.Sugianto 4+6reb, M.Indra 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 166068




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WABA League: Riyadi tame Petrochimi in Beirut - by Eurobasket News
Riyadi - Petrochimi 84:76

Riyadi remained undefeated in WABA League Group A action. The defending champions toppled Petrochimi tonight to improve at 4-0 record. They share the top position in the group together with Zob Ahan. Petrochimi fell at 2-2 record after the loss.
The teams stayed close in the first half. Petrcohimi got the upper hand late in the second frame. They ensured a 52:45 lead in the third term. But Riyadi then sparked with a killer 23:0 run to leave the Iranian side behind. Ali Kanaan (205-C/F-85, college: Mass.-Lowell) stepped up with 7 points in the decisive rally. Riyadi did not allow their opponents to come back to life afterwards cruising to the victory. Jean Abdel Nour (198-F/G-83) stepped up with 20 points for Riyadi. Ali Kanaan added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Ahmad Ismail (205-F-76) had 12 points for the winners. Mohammad Jamshidi (198-F-91) answered with 26 points for Petrochimi.



WABA League: Zob Ahan outscore pesky Aramex - by Eurobasket News
Zob Ahan - Aramex 87:71

Zob Ahan maintained their perfect record in WABA League Group A. The Iranian team toppled Aramex tonight to climb at 3-0 record on top of the standings. Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Aramex in the meantime suffered the third loss in a row at the tournament.
Zob Ahan cleared off late in the starting quarter to take a 25:17 lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Zob Ahan marched to a 44:35 halftime advantage. However Aramex put up a decent fight in the third term. The Jordanian side trimmed the deficit to just five points at the final intermission 55:60. Zob Ahan needed a 16:4 run at the start of the fourth frame to clear off for good in this one. Mohammad Reza Akbari Bisheh (196-F/G-86) nailed 18 points for Zob Ahan. Oshin Sahakian (200-F-86) added 15 points in the victory. Ayman Idais (205-C-78, agency: Court Side) answered with game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds. Mohammad Alshami (186-G/F-91) finished with 20 points in defeat.

Zob Ahan: Loren Woods 22+11 boards, Mohammad Reza Akbari Bisheh 18, Oshin Sahakian 15
Aramex: Ayman Idais 26+14 boards, Mohammad Alshami 20



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Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 13-2 
 2. 11890 Killester 10-4 
 3. UCD Marian 6-8 
 4. Belfast Star 1-12 
South Conference
 1. UCC Demons 8-5 
 2. B.Gais Neptune 8-5 
 3. UL Eagles 7-8 
 4. Moycullen 3-12 


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  ITALY   


Aget Imola tab Francesco Foiera - by Eurobasket News
Aget Imola deepened their frontcourt. They signed contract with Francesco Foiera (207-C-75, agency: Interperformances). The deal is meant till the end of the season. The veteran centre started the season with Forli. He tallied 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game LegaDue. In January Francesco Foiera moved to Rimini. His stats read 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per appearance. Previously the centre had stints with Veroli, Livorno, Ferrara, Messina, Roseto, Varese. Francesco Foiera also played for Imola in 1995/99 seasons. The centre used to play for Italian U22 National Team. In 1997 the centre joined the Italian National Team.


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 11-4 
 2. Armani MI 10-5 
 3. Bennet Cantu 10-6 
 4. CS Bologna 10-6 
 5. Umana Venezia 9-6 
 6. Scavolini PS 9-6 
 7. Cimberio VA 8-7 
 8. Sidigas AV 8-7 
 9. Otto Caserta 7-8 
 10. Banco di Sard. 7-8 
 11. Angelico BI 7-8 
 12. Benetton TV 7-9 
 13. Acea Roma 7-9 
 14. Fabi Shoes 6-9 
 15. Banca Tercas 5-10 
 16. Vanoli CR 5-11 
 17. Novipiu CM 4-11 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Mustafa SHAKUR
  Novipiu CM
  (192-G-84)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Shakur, Novipiu CM20.4 
 2. Wafer, Vanoli CR20.1 
 3. Coleman, Angelico.17.7 
 4. Smith, Otto C.17.6 
 5. Dean, Sidigas AV17.1 
 6. Diawara, Cimberio.16.4 
 7. Datome, Acea Roma16.1 
 8. Diener, Banco d.15.9 
 9. Tucker, Acea Roma15.8 
 10. Pullen, Angelico15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor SANIKIDZE
  CS Bo.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Sanikidze, CS Bo.10.5 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas9.6 
 3. Adrien, Benetton9.0 
 4. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.2 
 5. Smith, Otto C.7.6 
 6. Brunner, Fabi Shoes7.6 
 7. Jones, Scavolini PS7.3 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.3 
 9. Szewczyk, Umana V.6.8 
 10. Dragicevic, Angel.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Sidigas AV
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Green, Sidigas AV6.6 
 2. Collins, Otto Case.6.0 
 3. Diener, Banco d.4.9 
 4. Cook, Armani MI4.7 
 5. Shakur, Novipiu CM4.1 
 6. Poeta, CS Bologna4.0 
 7. Stipcevic, Cimberi.3.9 
 8. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 9. Brown, Banca T.3.6 
 10. Pullen, Angelico3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.5 
 2. Kirksay, Fabi Shoes3.2 
 3. Hosley, Banco d.2.5 
 4. Green, Sidigas AV2.5 
 5. Hackett, Scavolin.2.5 
 6. Pullen, Angelico BI2.3 
 7. Bowers, Umana V.2.1 
 8. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 9. Di Bella, Fabi S.1.9 
 10. Kangur, Cimberio.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Banco d.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Easley, Banco d.1.6 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.3 
 3. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.1 
 4. Shermadini, Bennet1.0 
 5. Bourousis, Armani0.9 
 6. Stevic, Novipiu CM0.9 
 7. Crosariol, Acea R.0.9 
 8. Adrien, Benetton0.8 
 9. Johnson, Sidigas0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Monte.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.23.6 
 2. Marigney, Givova S.23.1 
 3. Hardy, Giorgio22.6 
 4. Voskuil, Morpho B.20.0 
 5. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.1 
 6. Robinson, Trenkwal.19.1 
 7. Whiting, Aget Imola18.2 
 8. McConnell, Fileni17.2 
 9. Rowe, Prima Veroli17.0 
 10. Kelley, Biancobl.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Thomas, Givova S.10.4 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.4 
 3. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 4. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.4 
 5. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.9 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.7.1 
 7. Brooks, Fileni BPA7.1 
 8. Baldassarre, Bianc.6.9 
 9. Chiacig, Trenkwald.6.9 
 10. Huff, MarcoPol.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron JOHNSON
  Assi O.
  (172-G-88)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Johnson, Assi O.5.3 
 2. Porta, Tezenis4.6 
 3. Green, Sigma B.4.3 
 4. Whiting, Aget Imola3.9 
 5. Renfroe, Enel B.3.6 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.3 
 7. Marigney, Givova S.3.3 
 8. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.3 
 9. Kelley, Biancobl.3.1 
 10. Levin, Givova Sca.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. West, Tezenis2.9 
 2. Marigney, Givova S.2.9 
 3. Radulovic, Givova2.9 
 4. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 5. Thompson, Centra.2.8 
 6. Hunter, Enel Brind.2.5 
 7. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.4 
 8. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.4 
 9. Green, Sigma B.2.2 
 10. Robinson, Trenkwa.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.8 
 2. Cervi, Trenkwalder1.8 
 3. Trapani, MarcoPol.1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.8 
 5. Brkic, Prima Veroli0.8 
 6. Thomas, Givova S.0.8 
 7. Da Ros, Sigma B.0.8 
 8. Campbell, S.Antimo0.7 
 9. Busma, Centrale.0.7 
 10. Edwards, Tezenis0.7 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Trenkwalder 11-3 
 2. Giorgio Tesi PT 9-5 
 3. Centrale Latte 9-5 
 4. Enel Brindisi 9-5 
 5. Morpho Basket 8-5 
 6. Sigma Barcel. 8-5 
 7. Givova Scafati 8-6 
 8. Tezenis Verona 6-8 
 9. Assi Ostuni 6-8 
 10. Aget Imola 6-8 
 11. Fileni BPA 6-8 
 12. MarcoPoloShop 6-8 
 13. Prima Veroli 5-10 
 14. Biancoblu BO 4-10 
 15. S.Antimo 4-11 


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  JAPAN   


Osaka Evessa land Michael Bell and Bobby St.Preux - by Eurobasket News
Osaka Evessa have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) and Bobby St.Preux (196-G/F-80, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: N.Kentucky).
Michael Bell started the season in Mexico. The forward played for Toros Nuevo Laredo in LNBP. He tallied 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds per game. Michael Bell is not new to Japan. He played for Oita Heat Devils back in 2009/10 season and Sendai 89ers last season. Asia-Basket.com gave the forward All-Japanese BJ League Honourable Mention in 2010.
Bobby St.Preux also tipped off the season in Mexico. The forward played for Lechugueros de Leon in LNBP. His stats read 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per appearance. Bobby St.Preux played for Sendai 89ers in 2007/09 seasons. He was named Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Forward of the Year in 2009.




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  JORDAN   


WABA League: Zob Ahan outscore pesky Aramex - by Eurobasket News
Zob Ahan - Aramex 87:71

Zob Ahan maintained their perfect record in WABA League Group A. The Iranian team toppled Aramex tonight to climb at 3-0 record on top of the standings. Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Aramex in the meantime suffered the third loss in a row at the tournament.
Zob Ahan cleared off late in the starting quarter to take a 25:17 lead at the first break. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Zob Ahan marched to a 44:35 halftime advantage. However Aramex put up a decent fight in the third term. The Jordanian side trimmed the deficit to just five points at the final intermission 55:60. Zob Ahan needed a 16:4 run at the start of the fourth frame to clear off for good in this one. Mohammad Reza Akbari Bisheh (196-F/G-86) nailed 18 points for Zob Ahan. Oshin Sahakian (200-F-86) added 15 points in the victory. Ayman Idais (205-C-78, agency: Court Side) answered with game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds. Mohammad Alshami (186-G/F-91) finished with 20 points in defeat.

Zob Ahan: Loren Woods 22+11 boards, Mohammad Reza Akbari Bisheh 18, Oshin Sahakian 15
Aramex: Ayman Idais 26+14 boards, Mohammad Alshami 20



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  KOSOVO   


Jaleel Nelson stays at Trepca until the end of the season - by Dren Shporta
One of the best Trepca players of the first half of the season, Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan), will stay at Trepca until the end of the season. This information is confirmed from Trepcas officials. Regarding his great contribution and high level performance shown during three past months Nelson will return to the greens after the New Year vacations.

Jaleel Nelson played at Trepca with the average nearly of 30 points per game, while showing great winner spirit in every game. He was Trepcas commander in some critical games and also he cooperated in great fashion with Drilon Hajrizi, while creating the killer tandem of the league.

Ilir Selmanis boys their first match of the second half of the season will play against Bashkimi in their home court Minatori in Mitrovica. They have won two games against Bashkimi in the first half of the season. Trepca has 13-1 record and finished the Year 2011 as the league leaders with their only defeat against champions, Sigal Prishtina.



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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Kuwait 2-0 
 2. Al Qadsia 2-0 
 3. Al Jahraa 1-1 
 4. Kazma 1-1 
 5. Al Sahel 0-2 
 6. Al Yarmook 0-2 


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  LATVIA   


Janis Porzingis is back to Latvia - by Eurobasket News
Janis Porzingis (201-F-82, agency: Interperformances) has come back to Latvia. The forward signed a deal with Liepajas Lauvas. The forward left Liepaja back in 2003. He then had stints in Lithuania, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Italy. Janis Porzingis returned shortly to Lauvas back in 2008/09 season. Last season the forward spent with Pistoia in Italy. Janis Porzingis tallied 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in LegaDue. The forward was the member of Latvian National Team back in 2003/08 seasons. He also participated at LKL All-Star Game in 2004.
Janis Porzingis has played his first game for Liepajas this season. He tallied 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in a 77:83 loss to Siauliai in Baltic League encounter.



LBL2 Round 21: Derby game ends with Barons/Keizar.'s defeat of RSU - by Eurobasket News
What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: Barons/Keizar. (#3) and RSU (#7). RSU was defeated at home 75-84 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-75. Barons/Keizar. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 15-2 record having just two points less than leader BK VEF. RSU lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Barons/Keizar. are looking forward to face BS Ogre (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. RSU will play against Zemgale/Juniors (#14) in Jelgava and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
LBL2 top team - VEF Riga junior (17-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Zemgale/Juniors (5-13) in Jelgava 94-83. Undefeated VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 17-0 record. Zemgale/Juniors at the other side keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. VEF Riga junior will play against Saldus (#4) on the road in the next round. Zemgale/Juniors will play against RSU (#7) in Riga and hope to get back on the winning track.
Sixteenth-ranked Gulbene (2-17) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Saldus (14-3) on Saturday. The visitors from Saldus managed to secure only two-point victory 90-88. However their fans expected much easier game. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Saldus. They maintain fourth place with 14-3 record. Gulbene lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Saldus will meet at home league's leader VEF Riga junior in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gulbene will play against Livani (#11) and hope to secure a win.
The game between 10th ranked Livani (5-12) and fourth ranked Saldus (14-3) in Livani ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Saldus outscored Livani 94-64. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Saldus. They maintain fourth place with 14-3 record. Livani lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Saldus' next round opponent will be league's leader VEF Riga junior at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Livani will play against Gulbene (#16).



Gulbene - Saldus 88-90

Sixteenth-ranked Gulbene (2-17) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Saldus (14-3) on Saturday. The visitors from Saldus managed to secure only two-point victory 90-88. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-88. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Saldus. They maintain fourth place with 14-3 record. Gulbene lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Saldus will meet at home league's leader VEF Riga junior in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gulbene will play against Livani (#11) and hope to secure a win.
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Livani - Saldus 64-94

The game between 10th ranked Livani (5-12) and fourth ranked Saldus (14-3) in Livani ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Saldus outscored Livani 94-64. It looked good early as Livani took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saldus had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Livani was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-94. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Saldus. They maintain fourth place with 14-3 record. Livani lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Saldus' next round opponent will be league's leader VEF Riga junior at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Livani will play against Gulbene