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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0
Atlantic South
 1. Athens R. 5-0
 2. Atlanta E. 4-0
 3. Heartland H. 3-1
 4. Jacksonville 2-0
 5. Atlanta Aliens 1-0
 6. Georgia G. 1-1
 7. Florida T. 0-0
 8. Orlando Kings 0-0
 9. Savannah Storm 0-0
 10. Tampa 0-0
 11. Columbus R. 0-2
 12. E.Point Jaguars 0-7
California NW
 1. S.Francisco R. 5-1
 2. Central Valley T. 5-4
 3. Seattle M. 4-0
 4. Bay Area M. 4-1
 5. Richmond R. 3-3
 6. Port City P. 2-1
 7. Modesto H. 1-0
 8. E.Bay Pitbulls 1-1
 9. Alaska Q. 1-2
 10. California SK 0-0
 11. Chico Rage 0-0
 12. Washington R. 0-0
 13. Sacramento H. 0-6
California South
 1. Arizona S. 11-2
 2. San Diego Sol 9-2
 3. San Diego S. 4-3
 4. LA Slam 3-6
 5. Riverside R. 1-2
 6. Las Vegas A. 0-2
 7. SoCal Swish 0-2
 8. Shizuoka G. 0-5
Colonial
 1. NoVa Wonders 4-4
 2. Richmond E. 3-3
 3. Lynchburg L. 2-1
 4. W.Virginia B. 2-1
 5. Portsmouth C. 1-2
 6. E.Kentucky En. 0-0
 7. Norfolk Sh. 0-0
 8. Seven Cities 0-0
Great Lake
 1. Chicago Steam 5-0
 2. Milwaukee B. 3-0
 3. Chi-Town B. 0-0
 4. Indy S. 0-0
 5. Midwest Flames 0-0
 6. Oshkosh 0-0
 7. Cleveland H. 0-1
 8. Porter County P. 0-2
Mid Atlantic
 1. Carolina C. 7-2
 2. Carolina Ch. 6-2
 3. East Carolina T. 4-4
 4. Nashville S. 3-0
 5. S.Carol.W. 1-0
 6. Tennessee MH 1-6
 7. Fayetteville F. 1-9
 8. Clarksville C. 0-2
 9. Carolina J. 0-3
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 4-0
 2. Greencastle GK 2-0
 3. Indianapolis 2-0
 4. Flint Fire 0-0
 5. Lansing L. 0-0
 6. Detroit Hoops 0-1
 7. Dayton GCHF 0-2
 8. Michiana M. 0-2
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 5-0
 2. Jersey Expr. 4-6
 3. Island Vipers 1-3
 4. Conn. Chill 0-0
 5. NY Red Riders 0-0
 6. Rochester 0-0
 7. Syracuse SW 0-0
 8. New York Ch. 0-1
 9. NYC Thunder 0-2
Panhandle
 1. Gulf Coast F. 6-1
 2. Louisiana U.P. 0-0
 3. Mobile Bay H. 0-0
 4. Panama City D. 0-1
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 11-0
 2. Colorado C. 4-4
 3. Crusaders 2-4
 4. Wyoming R. 0-4
South Central
 1. Bluff City R. 10-0
 2. Conway C. 9-2
 3. Little Rock L. 5-3
 4. Missouri R. 1-3
 5. St.Louis P. 0-0
 6. Delta S. 0-8
 7. N.E. Arkansas 0-8
South West
 1. Texas Fuel 7-2
 2. North Dallas 6-1
 3. Dallas Impact 1-4
 4. Oklahoma 1-5
 5. Houston R.S. 0-0
 6. N.Texas F. 0-0
 7. Team Havok 0-0
 8. West Texas W. 0-3
Touring Team
 1. Rocky Mountain S. 0-0
 2. Team Haiti 0-1
 3. West Virginia B. 0-1
 4. Appalachian R. 0-2
 5. Calgary C. 0-2
 6. Chicago F. 0-2


Gwizzlies beat MadHatters - by Gianni Pascucci
American Basketball Association MVP candidate Ramar Smith (6'3''-G-87, college: Tennessee) scored 51 points and Adam Yeoman (6'8''-C-87, college: Genesee CC) added 21 points and 17 rebs making the difference in Georgia Gwizzlies 151-141 win on Friday, Jan. 06 night over Tennessee MadHatters. Necomer Gwizzlie Chris Mark (6'6''-F, college: CS Los Angeles) had 42 points and 20 rebounds.
Coach Embry Malone stated on Smith and Yeoman: 'Ramar is on another level, and Yeoman reminds me of NBA Kevin Love. Both players will be granted workouts with NBA teams in June'


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Boban Marjanovic is close to Radnicki Kragujevac - by Zoran Popovic
Management of Radnicki Kragujevac is close to agreed terms with Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) until the end of season. Marjanovic started this season in BC Nizhny Novgorod, but after he leave Russian team he practice with Hemofarm Vrsac. Boban Marjanovic started career in Hemofarm Vrsac and played for 6 seasons for them. In season 2010-2011 Marjanovic signed contract with CSKA Moscow, but in January 2011 he was loaned to Zalgiris Kaunas until the end of season. Boban Marjanovic is one of top Serbian prospects and with youth Serbian teams he won gold Medal on World Championship in Novi Sad and gold medal on European Championship in Lithuania 2008. Boban Marjanovic is member of Serbian National team

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.20.3 
 2. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 3. Simon, KK.17.2 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.17.1 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost16.9 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.16.4 
 7. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 8. Kasun, KK.15.4 
 9. Pavkovic, Radnicki14.1 
 10. Prepelic, Helios13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm12.1 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.7 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.8 
 4. Kasun, KK.6.8 
 5. Scott, Radnicki K.6.6 
 6. Pasalic, Helios6.1 
 7. Pavic, Krka5.7 
 8. Popovic, Crvena Z.5.6 
 9. Sakic, Siroki WWin5.5 
 10. Pekovic, Partizan5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steven MARKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Markovic, Radnicki8.6 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki7.4 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Vujasinovic, Zlato.5.3 
 5. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 6. Vladovic, Siroki W.4.5 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.4.4 
 8. Draper, Cedevita4.2 
 9. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.0 
 10. Covic, Crvena Z.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Helios
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gay, Helios2.4 
 2. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 3. Simon, KK.1.9 
 4. Papaloukas, Macca.1.9 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 6. Draper, Cedevita1.7 
 7. Zubcic, Cibona1.7 
 8. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.6 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi1.5 
 10. Salin, Union Olim.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 3. Savovic, Hemofarm1.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 5. Simon, Radnicki K.1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi0.9 
 7. Kasun, KK.0.8 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 9. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda0.7 
 10. Jordan, Krka0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Tragardh, Tigers19.2 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 3. Khazzouh, Kings17.2 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats17.1 
 5. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 6. Wilson, Taipans16.9 
 7. Crawford, Croco.16.8 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers15.9 
 9. Warren, 36ers15.5 
 10. Simpsons, 36ers15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.7 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers8.7 
 4. Grant, Kings8.6 
 5. Crosswhite, Taipa.8.3 
 6. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 7. Worthington, Blaze6.9 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.7 
 9. Greer, Tigers6.4 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jackson, Breakers5.6 
 2. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 3. Crosswell, 36ers4.7 
 4. Gibson, Blaze4.7 
 5. Gill, Crocodiles4.5 
 6. Bruce, Kings4.4 
 7. Martin, Hawks3.5 
 8. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 9. Warren, 36ers3.3 
 10. Ubaka, Tigers3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.5 
 3. Robbins, Wildcats1.9 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles1.6 
 5. Gibson, Blaze1.4 
 6. Glover, Hawks1.3 
 7. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.2 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.0 
 10. Gill, Crocodiles1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Khazzouh, Kings2.4 
 2. Grant, Kings1.5 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers1.4 
 4. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers1.2 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.2 
 7. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.0.9 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.9 
 10. Martin, Wildcats0.8 


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


Iowa Energy sign Mamadou Diaye - by Eurobasket Center
Iowa Energy signed Australian Mamadou Diaye ). In his first game he scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds helping his new team beat Sioux Falls S. 102-80. Diaye played most recently at Hills Hornets (Australia).

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Gmunden 12-2 
 2. Klosterneub. 12-2 
 3. Wels 10-4 
 4. Kapfenberg 8-5 
 5. Oberwart 8-7 
 6. Gussing 8-7 
 7. UBSC Graz 6-9 
 8. BC Vienna 6-9 
 9. Furstenfeld 5-10 
 10. Arkadia 4-11 
 11. St.Polten 0-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna26.6 
 2. Wade, Arkadia24.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart21.0 
 4. Djuric, Gussing20.2 
 5. Drenovac, Arkadia20.2 
 6. Vay, Arkadia20.0 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.19.2 
 8. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.8 
 9. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.6 
 10. Curry, Gmunden17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.13.8 
 2. Werner, Wels8.6 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.6 
 4. Reed, Oberwart8.2 
 5. Oppland, Gmunden8.0 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.7.6 
 7. Trmal, St.Polten7.2 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.1 
 9. Ware, Furstenfeld6.8 
 10. Moric, UBSC G.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg6.0 
 2. Danek, Arkadia5.7 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.4 
 4. Vay, Arkadia5.0 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.9 
 6. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.9 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.4.8 
 8. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.6 
 9. Stazic, BC Vienna4.4 
 10. Schaal, UBSC G.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Fabricio VAY
  Arkadia
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Vay, Arkadia2.6 
 2. Pryor, Wels2.5 
 3. Fears, Kapfenberg2.4 
 4. Shavies, Furstenf.2.3 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.9 
 6. Brown, Wels1.8 
 7. Scott, Gussing1.8 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 9. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.2 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.2 
 3. Scott, Gussing1.0 
 4. Brown, Wels0.8 
 5. Koch, Gussing0.7 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.7 
 7. Francois, BC Vienna0.6 
 8. Vay, Arkadia0.6 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg0.5 
 10. Shaw, Oberwart0.5 


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  BAHRAIN   


Standings
Premier League Standings
 1. Muharraq 9-0 
 2. Al Ahli 7-2 
 3. Al Hala 7-2 
 4. Al Manama 7-3 
 5. Nuwaidrat 5-4 
 6. Al Ittihad 5-4 
 7. Sitra 4-5 
 8. Issa Town 3-6 
 9. Bahrain Club 2-7 
 10. Samaheej 1-8 
 11. Al Najma 0-9 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Bowles, Siauliai21.0 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera18.7 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava18.4 
 4. Barinov, Naglis P.18.0 
 5. Hallik, Tarvas17.2 
 6. Soo, Rapla17.0 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.6 
 8. Reminas, Naglis P.16.5 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja16.5 
 10. Runkaukas, Neptu.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.5 
 2. Ringmets, Rapla9.3 
 3. Johnson, Naglis P.8.8 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas8.7 
 5. Mednis, Turiba8.6 
 6. Nelson, Jelgava8.4 
 7. Arnold, TT.8.3 
 8. McClure, Kedainiai8.3 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 10. Bowles, Siauliai7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Broadus, Siauliai5.9 
 2. Maceina, Juventus5.7 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas5.5 
 4. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.0 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 7. Janavicius, Baltai4.5 
 8. Tsiopych, Barsy A.4.4 
 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, Valmiera2.2 
 3. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.0 
 4. Kriisa, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Keedus, TT.2.0 
 6. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 7. Hughes, Pieno Z.1.9 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava1.9 
 9. Landry, Triumph1.8 
 10. Evstigneev, Barsy1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.2.0 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera1.9 
 3. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.9 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas1.6 
 5. Masiulis, Kedainiai1.5 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 7. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.3 
 8. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.2 
 9. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.0 
 10. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Siauliai 9-1 
 2. Triumph 8-3 
 3. Rudupis 7-3 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 7-3 
 5. Pieno Zvaigzdes 6-4 
 6. Ventspils 6-5 
 7. Juventus 5-5 
 8. Tartu Ulikool 4-8 
 9. Kedainiai 2-8 
 10. Liepaja 2-9 
 11. Baltai Kaunas 2-9 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Naglis Palangos 5-1 
 2. Neptunas 5-2 
 3. Tarvas 4-2 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 3-5 
 5. Jelgava 0-7 
Group B
 1. Techasas 6-2 
 2. Sakalai 6-2 
 3. Valmiera 6-3 
 4. TTU/Kalev 3-5 
 5. Rapla 2-6 
 6. Turiba 2-7 


Liepajas Lauvas add Jawan Bailey and Roberts Krumins - by Eurobasket News
Liepajas Lauvas deepened their roster. They added Jawan Bailey (203-F, college: Incarnate Word) and Roberts Krumins (198-G/F-93).
Jawan Bailey started the last season in Al Manama in Bahrain. Later the forward joined Bucaneros de La Guaira. He was drafted by the Dakota Wizards in D-League. Previously the forward also played in PBL.
Roberts Krumins lately played for Keizarmezs Riga in LBAL. He was the member of U16 and U18 Latvian National Teams. Roberts Krumins participated at U18 European Championship in Poland in 2011. He tallied 6.4 points, 2.6 boards and 1.8 steals per game for Latvia.




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  BELGIUM   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Copeland, Aalstar18.9 
 2. Bostic, Liege17.1 
 3. Freeman, Leuven16.7 
 4. Mallet, Spirou16.3 
 5. Rich, Oostende15.7 
 6. Booker, Oostende14.4 
 7. Tofi, Leuven14.3 
 8. Green, Spirou13.6 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
 10. Haynes, Gent13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Mejri, Antwerp7.9 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.4 
 3. Young, Aalstar6.9 
 4. McLean, Leuven6.7 
 5. Brown, Gent6.5 
 6. Booker, Oostende6.3 
 7. Chaney, Gent5.8 
 8. Tofi, Leuven5.5 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar5.5 
 10. Carter, M.Hainaut5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.3.9 
 2. Bosco, Gent3.9 
 3. Thompson, Verviers.3.8 
 4. Waters, Liege3.8 
 5. Marnegrave, Leuven3.7 
 6. Singletary, M.Hain.3.0 
 7. Rich, Oostende2.9 
 8. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 9. Mallet, Spirou2.8 
 10. Muya, Liege2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 3. Wilson, Antwerp2.4 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Steinbach, Aalstar2.0 
 6. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 7. Jenkins, Gent2.0 
 8. Haynes, Gent1.9 
 9. Mallet, Spirou1.9 
 10. Bosco, Gent1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.7 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.9 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.4 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.2 
 5. Booker, Oostende0.9 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 7. Gillet, Liege0.6 
 8. Holiday, Aalstar0.6 
 9. Heinle, Gent0.5 
 10. Wilson, Antwerp0.5 


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Stats Leaders - D1
1. LIGA BiH Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Rahimic Dz. 22.6
2 Hadzifejzovic S. 21.0
3 Vranjes N. 19.4
4 Gajovic G. 17.7
5 Jagodic-Kuridza 16.9
Rebounds Per Game
1 Jagodic-Kuridza, 12.5
2 Hadzifejzovic S., 9.2
3 Rahimic Dz., 8.2
4 Jones Marcel, 8.2
5 Pelkic B.7.8
Assists Per Game
1 Richardson Keith 5.6
2 Lalic Nikola 5.6
3 Hodzic Dino 4.7
4 Doric Nenad 4.2
5 Jelcic Goran 3.9
Steals Per Game
1 Stanic 3.5
2 Radovanovic, Herce. 2.4
3 Gajovic, Hercegovac 2.3
6 Vranjes, Borac N. 1.9
7 Bijelica, Capljina 1.8
8 Lalovic, Hercegovac 1.7
9 Komatina, Mladost 1.7
10 Joksimovic, Igokea 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1 Kuzmic, Celik 1.8
2 Zimic, Bosna 1.6
3 Harvey, Igokea 0.8
4 Jocovic, Borac N. 0.8
5 Pelkic, SL IAT L. 0.7
6 Duranovic, Mladost 0.7
7 Brkic, Capljina 0.7
8 Pejovic, Hercegovac 0.7
9 Durasovic, SL IAT L. 0.7
10 Albijanic, Sloboda . 0.7


Mirza Teletovic ends 2011 as Euroleague's top scorer - by Sead Buljina
Bosnian best player Mirza Teletovic (206-PF-1985) has finished 2011 calendar year as Euroleague's top scorer. While
playing for Spanish team Caja Laboral in Euroleague during this season, Teletovic has averaged 21.7 points, 6.0
rebounds, 1.2 asists and 1.0 block per game. On the best scorers' list Mirza Teletovic (21.7ppg) left behind Spanoulis (19.78 ppg), Demond Mallet (18.89 ppg), Bo McCalebb (17.86 ppg), Sonny Weems (17.5ppg), Danilo Gallinari (16.4 ppg), Nicolas Batum (15.8 ppg), Nenad Krstic (15.6 ppg), Jordan Robert Farmar (14.1), Sasha Vujacic (13.2ppg) and other NBA players who played in Europe during the NBA lock out.
In the ACB, top Spanish league, Caja Laboral shares first place on the standings with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Mirza Teletovic leads his team in scoring with 16.9 ppg and rebounding (8.3 rpg).


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Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 13-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 10-3 
 3. Rilski Sportist 8-5 
 4. Tundja Yambol 7-6 
 5. Cherno More 7-6 
 6. Balkan 3-10 
 7. Chernomorets 2-11 
 8. Spartak Pleven 2-11 


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.18.7 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More17.4 
 4. Stankov, Spartak16.5 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.16.5 
 6. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.3 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.14.4 
 8. Pavlovski, Chernom.14.3 
 9. Dunovic, Chernomo.14.2 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vasil EVTIMOV
  Levski Sofia
  (207-C/F-77)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Evtimov, Levski So.10.8 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.9.8 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More9.6 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.9 
 5. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.3 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.6.8 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Ril.6.8 
 8. Slaveykov, Sparta.6.3 
 9. Todorov, Spartak6.3 
 10. Tsenov, Spartak5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.0 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.5.3 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.1 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.4.8 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.2 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.4.2 
 7. Jefferson, Tundja4.0 
 8. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.4 
 9. Govedarov, Tundja3.3 
 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.2.2 
 5. Jefferson, Tundja2.0 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.0 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.9 
 8. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 9. Dunovic, Chernomo.1.9 
 10. Ofoegbu, Tundja1.8 
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. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.9 
 5. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.8 
 6. Martin, Balkan0.7 
 7. Mijajlovic, Rilski0.7 
 8. Sundov, Lukoil A.0.7 
 9. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.7 
 10. Yanev, Cherno Mo.0.4 


NBL: Round 13 review - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Third ranked Rilski Sportist faced their biggest opponent Levski Sofia. Host Rilski Sportist (8-5) defeated guests from Sofia (10-3) 76-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski Sportist. Levski Sofia managed to win second period 22-18. But 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 20-11. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Rilski Sportist outrebounded Levski Sofia 45-30 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Hristo Zahariev (200-90) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). American swingman Aaron Harper (199-81, college: Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist maintains third place with 8-5 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas in the next round. Levski Sofia will play at home against Euroins Cherno More (#5) in Varna and is hoping to win this game.
Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the thirteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Chernomorets (2-11) 117-63 in Burgas. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Lamont Mack contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Lukoil Academik's coach Marin Dokuzovski felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) answered with 18 points for Chernomorets. Undefeated Lukoil Academik (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. Chernomorets lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Spartak Pleven. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#6) in Botevgrad in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Chernomorets will play at home against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik recorded the thirteenth consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-6) 81-71 in Varna. Lamont Mack stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side Tihomir Zhelev responded with 16 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the thirteenth consecutive win for Lukoil Academik. Defending champion maintains first place with 13-0 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Tundja Yambol. Lukoil Academik will meet Balkan (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Euroins Cherno More will play against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 13 bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven was defeated by Cherno More in Varna 88-84. Tundja Yambol beat Balkan at home 89-84.
The best stats of 13th round was 26 points and 11 rebounds by Aleksandr Yanev of Cherno More.


Cherno More - Spartak Pleven 88-84

There was no surprise in Varna where 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (2-11) was defeated by fifth ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-6) 88-84 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Spartak Pleven won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Aleksandr Yanev (203-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and forward Simeon Iliev (202-89, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Euroins Cherno More's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side the former international forward Stanislav Slaveykov (198-86) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and forward Todor Todorov (198-82) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Spartak Pleven players scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tundja Yambol. Loser Spartak Pleven stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. They share it with Chernomorets. Euroins Cherno More will meet league's second-placed Levski Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against Tundja Yambol (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: I.Stankov 15+5reb, S.Slaveykov 15+7reb+2ast, S.Tsenov 13+5reb+3ast, A.Dyakovski 11+1ast, T.Todorov 11+10reb, T.Ostrev 9+2reb+4ast
Cherno More: A.Yanev 26+11reb+2ast, N.Kolev 14+2reb+1ast, S.Iliev 13+5reb+2ast, T.Zhelev 8+3reb+2ast, P.Aleksiev 8+6ast, G.Davidov 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 139974


Chernomorets - Lukoil Academik 63-117

Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the thirteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Chernomorets (2-11) 117-63 in Burgas. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Chernomorets was better in second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Chernomorets to just 7 points in third quarter. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 28. They outrebounded Chernomorets 40-28 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lukoil Academik shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Chernomorets' players. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). American forward Lamont Mack (201-87, college: Charlotte) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Lukoil Academik's coach Marin Dokuzovski felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) answered with 18 points and FYR Macedonian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Chernomorets. Lukoil Academik (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. Chernomorets lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with Spartak Pleven. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#6) in Botevgrad in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Chernomorets will play at home against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: K.Koev 18+1reb+2ast, K.Pavlovski 12+7reb, D.Roshmanov 11+4reb+3ast, A.Penev 8+4reb+2ast, M.Zahariev 6+3reb+1ast, T.Zahariev 6+2reb
Lukoil Academik: A.Owens 26+3reb+4ast, L.Mack 16+5reb+3ast, P.Marinov 15+3reb+2ast, B.Sundov 12+2reb, B.Heath 11+6reb+6ast, B.Avramov 10+6reb+1ast
gschID: 139971


Rilski Sportist - Levski Sofia 76-65

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Samokov. Third ranked Rilski Sportist faced their biggest opponent Levski Sofia. Host Rilski Sportist (8-5) defeated guests from Sofia (10-3) 76-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski Sportist. Levski Sofia managed to win second period 22-18. But 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 20-11. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Rilski Sportist outrebounded Levski Sofia 45-30 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Hristo Zahariev (200-90) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. American swingman Aaron Harper (199-81, college: Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international Dimitar Anguelov (203-79, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 5 steals respectively for lost side. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist maintains third place with 8-5 record having five points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas in the next round. Levski Sofia will play at home against Euroins Cherno More (#5) in Varna and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: A.Harper 15+7reb+3ast, D.Anguelov 14+3reb+2ast, M.Hall 9+2reb+3ast, S.Georgiev 8+2reb, H.Dimitrov 6+1reb, Z.Georgiev 6+5reb+1ast
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 15+5reb+5ast, F.Vukosavljevic 13+8reb+2ast, S.Mijajlovic 12+5reb, H.Zahariev 12+17reb+4ast, A.Velikov 8+5ast, M.Marinov 7+1reb
gschID: 139972


Tundja Yambol - Balkan 89-84

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Tundja Yambol (7-6) defeated at home 6th ranked Balkan (3-10) 89-84 on Saturday. Balkan trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-89 at the end of the game. Tundja Yambol made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Balkan turnovers. Guard Martin Durchev (200-87) stepped up and scored 19 points and 4 assists for the winners and guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) chipped in 19 points. Tundja Yambol's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American power forward Isiah Martin (203-89, college: Indiana St.) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tundja Yambol maintains fourth place with 7-6 record, which they share with Cherno More. Balkan lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Tundja Yambol will meet bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) on the road in the next round. Balkan will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Balkan: S.Marinov 18+2reb+1ast, I.Martin 17+5reb, D.Marojevic 12+8reb+1ast, D.Morton 11+6reb, D.Marintchechki 9+5reb+2ast, L.Lilov 7+1reb+2ast
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 19+3reb+4ast, S.Govedarov 19+2reb+2ast, Z.Gocevski 11+4reb, S.Petkov 10+6reb+1ast, J.Ofoegbu 9+3reb+1ast, J.Radionov 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 139973


Round 11
Cherno More - Lukoil Academik 71-81

Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik recorded the thirteenth consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (7-6) 81-71 in Varna. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American forward Lamont Mack (201-87, college: Charlotte) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Croatian center Bruno Sundov (221-80, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side international guard Tihomir Zhelev (192-90) responded with 16 points and 4 assists and the former international power forward Georgi Davidov (205-76) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the thirteenth consecutive win for Lukoil Academik. Defending champion maintains first place with 13-0 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Tundja Yambol. Lukoil Academik will meet Balkan (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Euroins Cherno More will play against the league's second-placed Levski Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: T.Zhelev 16+3reb+4ast, G.Davidov 14+4reb+2ast, N.Kolev 11+6reb, N.Stoyanov 7+3reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 7+4reb+7ast, S.Iliev 5+2reb+2ast
Lukoil Academik: L.Mack 20+11reb+1ast, B.Sundov 17+9reb+1ast, V.Veselinov 10+3reb, T.Stoykov 9+3reb+3ast, B.Heath 8+1reb+6ast, B.Avramov 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 165789




Levski started 2012 with a loss in Samokov - by Valentin Anguelov
Mens team of Levski lost in their first meeting in 2012. Visiting Rilski Sportist in Samokov the players of head coach Titi Papazov were stunned by the score 76-65 but they still retain second place in the standings of NBL in Bulgaria. 'The Blues' now have 10 wins and 3 losses, while they rival from todays game is with 9 wins and 5 defeats. Leader at the table continues to be Lukoil Academic, which is unbeaten so far in this championship. The loss from today makes the task for Levski to fight for first place at the end of the regular season very difficult, but still they do have another 15 rounds and anything is possible to happen.

The match in Samokov very even until the last minutes. Levski had their chances at the end of the game, but the fortune went on the hosts side. Just four minutes before the final whistle Stefan Georgiev scored for 65-61 in favor of Levski, but from that point on all other points were scored by the hosts of Rilski Sportist.

For Levski Aaron Harper was the best scorer with 15 points and Dimitar Angelov finished with 14. For the host the most effective was serbian guard Branko Mirkovic with 15 points while Hristo Zahariev (200-G/F-90) and new signing Sasa Mijajlovic.

The difference in this meeting pretty much was 15 extra boards in favor for the players of Rilski Sportist 45 against 30. Also Levski had trouble at the free throw line making only 19 of all 32 shots from the charity stripe in this game.

Despite the defeat, players of Levski will have a good position for the draw for the upcoming Cup of the country. Along with Lukoil Academic, they will be seeded and cant face each other until the final of this prestigious tournament in Bulgaria.

There is only one meeting until the end of the second phase of the championship in NBL. Next Saturday (January 14) Levski will host Cherno More in 'Universiada' hall with tip off at 18.00 oclock local time. A week later they will host Yambol at the same place before they will visit Lukoil Academic for third real derby in the country in the league this season. This match is on 28 January in the sports complex in Pravets.


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Anthony Sears claims Canadian CIS weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Anthony Sears (193-G) had an amazing evening in the last round for Acadia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The -year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Acadia in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Cape Breton (#3, 4-3) with 43-point margin 108-65. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Acadia maintains the 4th position in Canadian CIS. Acadia 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 3-3 record. In the team's last game Sears had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Acadia, through which he has constantly improved. Anthony Sears averages this season 12.4ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old forward Adam Bering (201-F-88) of Guelph. Bering impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Guelph was edged by the higher-ranked Brock (#3, 7-2) 77-74. This loss caused Guelph to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Bering is one of the most experienced players at Guelph and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Patrick Donnelly (203-C) of top-ranked Laurier. Donnelly showcased his all-around game by recording 10 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Laurier, leading his team to a 110-60 easy win against the lower-ranked Waterloo (#7, 4-5). Laurier confirms their top position in the standings Donnelly has a very solid season. In 9 games in Canada he scored 10.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike Wright (180-G-91) of Waterloo - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Eric Cote-Kougnima (193-G-88) of UQAM - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Anthony Ashe (193-G) of Acadia - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Maxwell Allin (193-F) of Laurier - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Josh Collins (186-G-90) of Windsor - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Jahmal McQueen (201-F-89) of Windsor - 16 points and 5 rebounds
10. William Coulthard) of Laurier - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin KING
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. King, TRU25.8 
 2. Habib, Memorial23.4 
 3. Fassett, St.Mary''s23.4 
 4. Barbeau, Western21.9 
 5. Mackinnon, Victoria21.8 
 6. Baker, Alberta21.5 
 7. Diloreto, Windsor21.3 
 8. Yu, UBC21.3 
 9. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.7 
 10. Thomas, St.Franc.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Phillip, Windsor11.2 
 2. Baker, Alberta10.8 
 3. Burke, UBC10.5 
 4. King, TRU10.4 
 5. Klassen, Acadia9.7 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.0 
 7. Hull, Laurentian9.0 
 8. Staniscia, Ryerson8.9 
 9. Lieffers, Saskatch.8.8 
 10. Cote-K., UQ.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.1 
 2. Kraus, Brock6.2 
 3. Barrett, Saskatch.6.0 
 4. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 5. Yu, UBC6.0 
 6. Shepherd, Memorial5.8 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon5.8 
 8. Helsby, Memorial5.8 
 9. Collins, Windsor5.6 
 10. Jones, Ryerson5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Evens LAROCHE
  Concordia
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Laroche, Concordia4.5 
 2. Thomas, St.Franc.3.7 
 3. Cooper, Lethbridge3.2 
 4. Collins, Windsor2.9 
 5. Smith, TWU2.9 
 6. Brown, UPEI2.8 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 8. Cooper, UPEI2.8 
 9. Dorsey, Cape Bret.2.6 
 10. Cote-K., UQ.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dominyc COWARD
  Lethbridge
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 2. Bains, UBC1.8 
 3. Klassen, Acadia1.7 
 4. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.4 
 5. Eyitayo, Concordia1.3 
 6. Thomas, St.Franc.1.3 
 7. Andrews, Bishop''s1.3 
 8. Tufegdzich, York1.3 
 9. Gibson, Brock1.2 
 10. Pryce, Ryerson1.1 


January 6th results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked X-Men as it allowed them to take a leadership position. X-Men smashed 5th ranked Varsity Reds in Antigonish, NS 92-59. The game without a history. X-Men led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Varsity Reds' 42. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Terry Thomas (193) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Marquis Clayton contributed with 18 points for the winners. Guard Alex Desroches (193) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Varsity Reds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated X-Men (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UPEI. Varsity Reds lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with St.Mary's. Varsity Reds will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. X-Men will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Varsity Reds in Fredericton, NB.
Undefeated Vikies (8-1) recorded its first loss in Victoria, BC. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Huskies (6-2) 86-81. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Vikies. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180) stepped up and scored 32 points and 7 assists for the winners and Michael Lieffers chipped in 19 points and 13 rebounds. Huskies' coach Barry Rawlyk allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side Michael Acheampong responded with 19 points. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Huskies. They moved-up to second place. Vikies at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with Laurier and Lakehead. Huskies will play against Thunderbirds (#5) in Vancouver, BC in the next round. Vikies will play at home against Golden Bears (#3) in Edmonton, AB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Lethbridge were beaten by TWU on the road 105-97. UBC Okanagan lost to Manitoba on its own court 65-80. Alberta unfortunately lost to UBC in Vancouver, BC 72-81. Western recorded a loss to Lakehead at home 73-91. Regina was crushed by Brandon on the opponent's court 73-96. TRU beat Winnipeg in a home game 84-68. Calgary lost to UFV on the road 65-74. Laurentian unfortunately lost to Ottawa on its own court 80-91. Ryerson rolled over Queen's in Toronto, ON 78-50. Winless RMC were crushed by Toronto Univ. at home 36-92. Carleton smashed York on the opponent's court 90-54.


Victoria - Saskatchewan 81-86

Undefeated Vikies (8-1) recorded its first loss in Victoria, BC. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Huskies (6-2) 86-81. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Vikies. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Vikies were ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 28-18 charge of Huskies, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180) stepped up and scored 32 points and 7 assists for the winners and international forward Michael Lieffers (203-87) chipped in 19 points and 13 rebounds. Huskies' coach Barry Rawlyk allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side Michael Acheampong responded with 19 points and guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) scored 20 points. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Huskies. They moved-up to second place. Vikies at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with Laurier and Lakehead. Huskies will play against Thunderbirds (#5) in Vancouver, BC in the next round. Vikies will play at home against Golden Bears (#3) in Edmonton, AB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 20+1reb+3ast, M.Acheampong 19+4reb+2ast, M.Berg 10+5reb, R.Pribilsky 9+2reb+1ast, T.Evans 8+5reb+1ast, P.Anderson 8+6reb
Saskatchewan: J.Barrett 32+4reb+7ast, M.Lieffers 19+13reb+3ast, P.Lomuro 12+1ast, D.Jones 9+6reb, C.Unsworth 5+2reb, B.Baker 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 155720


TWU - Lethbridge 105-97

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Spartans (3-6) beat higher ranked Pronghorn (4-5) in Langley, BC 105-97 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 33-21 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Pronghorn's 40 and made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Spartans forced 20 Pronghorn turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Pronghorn was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Kyle Coston (203-87, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!). Guard Sean Peter (191) contributed with 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Derek Waldner (201) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and Daryl Cooper added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Pronghorn. Four Spartans and five Pronghorn players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spartans moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Calgary and Western. Loser Pronghorn dropped to the third position with five games lost. Spartans will face Dinos (#10) in Calgary, AB in the next round. Pronghorn will play on the road against Cascades (#4) in Abbotsford, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lethbridge: D.Cooper 16+4reb+5ast, M.Duce 16+2reb, D.Waldner 14+10reb+3ast, L.Reiter 14+3reb+2ast, J.Chief-Morris 12+4reb+3ast, D.Coward 11+10reb+1ast
TWU: K.Coston 35+4reb+3ast, S.Peter 26+5reb+1ast, C.Westbrook 16+8reb+3ast, T.Smith 15+2reb+9ast, K.Osborne 6+3reb+1ast, L.Nugteren 3
gschID: 155721


UBC Okanagan - Manitoba 65-80

Very expected game when 14th ranked Heat (1-6) lost to seventh ranked Bisons (5-4) in Kelowna, BC 65-80 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-65. Bisons forced 19 Heat turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Kevin Oliver (198) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Kurtis Sansregret contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Bisons players scored in double figures. Bret Macdonald answered with 23 points and Simon Pelland added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Heat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bisons. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Heat keeps the fourteenth position with six games lost. Bisons will face Wolfpack (#7) in Kamloops, BC in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Heat will play at home against Wesmen (#13) in Winnipeg, MB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: B.Macdonald 23+2reb+2ast, S.Pelland 9+5reb+1ast, Y.Ghomari 9+3reb+3ast, B.Quevillon 6+5reb+2ast, E.Dane Medi 6+3reb, M.Roth 6+2reb
Manitoba: K.Sansregret 18+7reb+3ast, K.Oliver 15+10reb+4ast, B.Speer 12+1ast, K.Omoerah 11+4reb+1ast, S.Walton 10+6reb+2ast, T.Draward 8+2reb
gschID: 155722


UBC - Alberta 81-72

There was a surprise result when seventh ranked Thunderbirds (5-2) won against much higher ranked Golden Bears (6-3) in Vancouver, BC 81-72 on Friday. Thunderbirds moved-up to fifth place. Loser Golden Bears dropped to the third position with three games lost. Thunderbirds will face league's second-placed Huskies in Saskatoon, SK in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Golden Bears will play on the road against the league's leader Vikies in Victoria, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 155723


Western - Lakehead 73-91

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Mustangs (3-6) lost to second ranked Thunderwolves (8-1) in London, ON 73-91 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderwolves. Mustangs was better in third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Thunderwolves looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Mustangs' players. It was a very good performance for center Ryan Thomson (201-90) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Thunderwolves' coach Scott Morrison used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Ryan Barbeau (178) answered with 24 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward Peter Scholtes (196) added 19 points in the effort for Mustangs. The victory was the third consecutive win for Thunderwolves. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Victoria and Laurier. Loser Mustangs keep the eighth place with six games lost. Thunderwolves will have a break next round. Mustangs will play again on the road against the league's leader Thunderwolves (#1) in Thunder Bay, ON.
Top scorers:
Western: R.Barbeau 24+4reb+2ast, P.Scholtes 19+2reb+3ast, Q.Henderson 11+5reb, C.Drouin 5+3reb+2ast, G.Morrow 4+2reb, R.Higgins 4+2reb+1ast
Lakehead: R.Thomson 23+3reb+4ast, Y.Salhia 18+4reb+1ast, V.Russel 12+3reb+7ast, M.Schmidt 10+2reb+3ast, J.Jones 8+4reb+3ast, G.Carter 8+5reb+5ast
gschID: 166738


Brandon - Regina 96-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Bobcats' (4-5) home victory over 11th ranked Cougars (2-6) in Brandon, MB 96-73 on Friday. The game without a history. Bobcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for forward Kyle Vince (193) who helped to win the game recording 27 points. Ilarion Bonhomme contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Paul Gareau (201) answered with 11 points and 8 rebounds and forward Connor Burns (201) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cougars. Five Bobcats and four Cougars players scored in double figures. 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. Bobcats moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Cougars lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Bobcats will face again Cougars (#12) in Regina, SK in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Regina: S.Nostedt 15+1reb+3ast, C.Burns 13+6reb, P.Gareau 11+8reb, B.Hebert 10+4reb+3ast, J.Janotta 8+1reb+2ast, G.Childerhose 8+2reb+2ast
Brandon: K.Vince 27+2reb, I.Bonhomme 15+8reb+2ast, J.Reaves 14+6reb+2ast, M.Smith 12+8reb+2ast, A.Mounir 11+5reb+1ast, C.Oppong 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 155717


TRU - Winnipeg 84-68

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Wesmen (2-7) lost to eighth ranked Wolfpack (5-4) in Kamloops, BC 68-84 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-68. Wolfpack forced 19 Wesmen turnovers. Wesmen was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Akeem Pierre (180) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Chas Kok (196) contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Wolfpack players scored in double figures. Guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Eric Zimmerman (196) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Wesmen. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Wolfpack. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Wesmen lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Wolfpack will face Bisons (#6) in Winnipeg, MB in the next round. Wesmen will play on the road against Heat in Kelowna, BC.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: A.Cunningham 17+8reb+8ast, E.Zimmerman 15+10reb+2ast, T.Krahn 8+1reb, B.Duff 6+6reb, D.Brown 5+2reb, M.McNee 4+6reb
TRU: A.Pierre 23+5reb+2ast, J.King 17+9reb, C.Kok 16+8reb+4ast, K.Pribilsky 10+2reb+3ast, B.Parker 6+1reb+1ast, W.Ondrik 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 155718


UFV - Calgary 74-65

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Cascades (6-3) beat 10th ranked Dinos (3-6) in Abbotsford, BC 74-65 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 45-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cascades outrebounded Dinos 34-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for guard Joel Friesen (193) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Samuel Freeman (191) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Cascades' coach Barnaby Craddock used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tyler Fidler (206-89) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Bakovic (201-88, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points in the effort for Dinos. Cascades moved-up to third place, which they share with Windsor and Alberta. Loser Dinos dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Cascades will face Pronghorn (#9) in Lethbridge, AB in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Dinos will play on the road against Spartans in Langley, BC.
Top scorers:
Calgary: T.Fidler 19+8reb+2ast, B.Bakovic 13+2reb+1ast, J.Wolfram 10+3reb, K.Milburn 9+2reb+4ast, J.Owen-Thomas 6+1reb+2ast, A.McGuinness 5+2reb+4ast
UFV: J.Friesen 23+5reb+4ast, S.Freeman 13+4reb+5ast, M.James 8+4reb, K.Grewal 8+8reb+1ast, J.Moedt 7+6reb+1ast, J.York 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155719


Laurentian - Ottawa 80-91

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Voyageurs (2-7) lost to second ranked Gee-Gees (5-4) in Sudbury, ON 80-91 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Gee-Gees. Voyageurs was better in third quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gee-Gees dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Voyageurs' 32. It was a very good performance for guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. Michael L'Africain contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Mike Hull (198-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Georges Serresse (191) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Voyageurs. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gee-Gees maintains second place with 5-4 record behind leader Lakehead, which they share with 3 other teams. Voyageurs lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Gee-Gees will face Lions (#8) in Toronto, ON in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Voyageurs will play at home against the league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON.
Top scorers:
Laurentian: I.Pasquale 16+2reb+5ast, M.Pasquale 15+2reb+5ast, M.Hull 15+12reb+3ast, G.Serresse 13+7reb+5ast, A.Ratte 10+1reb, J.Weldon 3
Ottawa: J.Berhanemeskel 25+3reb+1ast, C.Anderson 18+3reb+1ast, M.L'Africain 15+4reb+5ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 13+8reb, V.Gill 10+9reb, J.Vig 2+3reb
gschID: 155713


Queen's - Ryerson 50-78

Rather predictable result when third ranked Rams (4-5) rolled over bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-9) in Kingston, ON 78-50 on Friday. The game without a history. Rams led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Golden Gaels to just 7 points in second quarter. Rams dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Gaels' 18. Rams forced 25 Golden Gaels turnovers. It was a very good performance for Jordon Gauthier who helped to win the game recording 18 points. Naturalized Italian guard Luke Staniscia (193-88) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Michael Farine answered with 11 points and 4 assists and forward Bernard Burgesson (198) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. 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. Rams maintains third place with 4-5 record having just -1 points less than leader Lakehead, which they share with 4 other teams. Golden Gaels lost their ninth game in a row. They still closes the standings with nine games lost. Rams will face RMC (#7) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Golden Gaels will play at home against Blues in Toronto, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Queen's: M.Simpson 12+2reb+1ast, M.Farine 11+1reb+4ast, B.Burgesson 9+6reb+1ast, N.Misljencevic 8+2reb, J.Lenz 5+2reb+1ast, D.Adams 3+1reb+3ast
Ryerson: J.Gauthier 18+4reb, B.Michaelsen 15+4reb+1ast, L.Staniscia 14+6reb+1ast, G.Berry 9+1reb, O.Adegboruwa 6+1reb+4ast, J.Jones 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 155714


RMC - Toronto Univ. 36-92

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked RMC (0-9) was outscored by fourth ranked Blues (4-5) in Kingston, ON 92-36 on Friday. The game without a history. Blues led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding RMC to just 3 points in fourth quarter. Blues dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 18. They outrebounded RMC 43-21 including a 16-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for center Andrew Wasik (201) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 9 rebounds. Arun Kumar (183) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Blues' coach Mike Katz felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Timothy Boettcher answered with 5 points and 9 rebounds and Alexandre Lavoie added 12 points in the effort for RMC. Blues moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. RMC lost their ninth game in a row. They still closes the standings with nine games lost. Blues will face Golden Gaels (#6) in Kingston, ON in the next round. RMC will play at home against Rams in Toronto, ON and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
RMC: A.Lavoie 12+2reb, J.Byun 8+1reb+1ast, T.Boettcher 5+9reb+2ast, M.Buss 4+1reb, K.Hicks 3+2reb+1ast, S.Hui 2+3reb+5ast
Toronto Univ.: A.Kumar 13+5reb, M.Savel 10+2reb+1ast, D.Glisic 10+4reb+1ast, A.Hill 10+1reb, J.Holmes 10+2reb+1ast, A.Wasik 8+9reb+2ast
gschID: 155715


Laval - McGill 71-65 OT

Laval needed overtime to beat McGill 71:65 as Hadzimuratovic top-scored for the winners with 17 points.
Top scorers:
McGill: K.Sy-Morissette 14+8reb+2ast, T.Renaud-Tremblay 14+3reb, C.Mazza-Anthony 11+6reb, N.Langley 8+4reb, A.Mitrovic 7+9reb, W.Clark 4+4reb+1ast
Laval: B.Hadzimuratovic 17+7reb, X.Baribeau 16+5reb+3ast, C.Deslauniers-Trottier 15+2reb, H.Ryan 9+2reb+1ast, R.Mathieu 6+4reb, T.Dezutter 4+7reb
gschID: 155716


St.Francis X. - New Brunsw. 92-59

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked X-Men as it allowed them to take a leadership position. X-Men smashed 5th ranked Varsity Reds in Antigonish, NS 92-59. The game without a history. X-Men led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Varsity Reds' 42. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Terry Thomas (193) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Marquis Clayton contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four X-Men players scored in double figures. Guard Alex Desroches (193) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Aaron O'Brien added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Varsity Reds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. X-Men (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UPEI. Varsity Reds lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with St.Mary's. Varsity Reds will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. X-Men will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Varsity Reds in Fredericton, NB.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: A.Desroches 16+7reb+1ast, J.Irvine 9+4reb, A.O'Brien 8+6reb, W.McFee 6+6reb, D.Anthony 5+1ast, R.Linton 5+1reb+1ast
St.Francis X.: M.Clayton 18+2reb+3ast, T.Thomas 14+6reb+5ast, J.Dunn 13+5reb+3ast, T.Vernon 10+3reb+2ast, S.Coupland 9+3reb, W.Donkoh 9+4reb
gschID: 155711


York - Carleton 54-90

Everything went according to plan when leader Ravens (9-0) outplayed bottom-ranked Lions (0-9) in Toronto, ON 90-54 on Friday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 36 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 16. Ravens forced 22 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 50-28 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lions were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Elliot Thompson (191-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. Forward Christian Coldea (201) answered with 17 points and guard David Tyndale (180) added 11 points in the effort for Lions. 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. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Ravens. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Lions lost their ninth game in a row. They still closes the standings with nine games lost. Ravens will face Voyageurs (#5) in Sudbury, ON in the next round. Lions will play at home against the league's second-placed Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
York: C.Coldea 17+2reb, D.Tyndale 11+3reb+3ast, R.Isaac 6+3reb, R.Iheadindu 4+1reb, M.Noble-Mohamed 4, K.Buchanan 4+11reb
Carleton: P.Scrubb 17+4reb+3ast, T.Hinz 12+8reb, E.Thompson 10+10reb+4ast, T.Scrubb 10+8reb, D.Penner 9+8reb+1ast, K.Smendziuk 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 155712




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


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Boone's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old power forward Josh Boone (208-F/C-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zhejiang C. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 22 rebounds, while his team edged out Xinjiang F.T. (#9, 10-8) in overtime 114-112. Zhejiang C. is placed at 4th position in Chinese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Zhejiang C. will need more victories to improve their 12-7 record. It's Boone's second year at Zhejiang C. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Connecticut graduate has very impressive stats this year. Boone is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 12.8rpg) and averages solid 1.7bpg and 61.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Alan Anderson (198-G/F-82, agency: Priority Sports) of Shandong FB. He is American swingman in his first season at Shandong FB. In the last game Anderson recorded impressive 50 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Shandong FB to edge slightly lower-ranked Jilin NE T. (#13, 7-13) by 1 point 100-99. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Shandong FB managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 12th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-12 record. Anderson is a newcomer at Shandong FB and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Marcus Williams (201-F/G-86, agency: Interperformances) of Shanxi Zh. (#10). Williams got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Shanxi Zh., leading his team to a 110-105 win against the lower-ranked Bayi Fubang (#14, 6-13). Shanxi Zh. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 9 lost games. Williams has a great season in China. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.8ppg (3rd best). He also has 2.3spg, FGP: 67.2% and 3PT: 83.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. J.R. Smith (198-G-85) of Zhejiang C. - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists
5. Stephon Marbury (187-G-77) of Beijing Ducks - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Lester Hudson (191-G-84) of Qingdao DS - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists
7. Shavlik Randolph (208-F-83) of DongGuan L. - 31 points and 11 rebounds
8. Donnell Harvey (203-F/C-80) of TianJin R. - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81) of Jiangsu D. - 28 points and 12 rebounds
10. Anthony Roberson (188-G-83) of Fujian XX - 34 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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


Shanghai Sharks land Marcus Landry - by Eurobasket News
Shanghai Sharks bolstered their roster. They added Marcus Landry (201-F-85, college: Wisconsin) to the squad. He will replace Forehan-Kelly Ryan (196-F-80, college: California). Marcus Landry spent the pre-season with Gravelines. He then signed a short-term deal with Manresa in Spain. Marcus Landry tallied 4.0 points, 2.5 boards per game in ACB. In December the forward signed with the Phoenix Suns. Marcus Landry was however waived shortly after. Last season Marcus Landry spent in D-League. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Reno Bighorns. He earned All-D-League Honourable Mention.


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


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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Grant, Levice21.1 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.2 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov17.9 
 5. Lowery, Chomutov17.6 
 6. McFadden, Usti n.17.1 
 7. Hruban, USK Praha17.0 
 8. Houska, BK Decin16.2 
 9. Wilson, CEZ N.15.9 
 10. Longmire, Usti n.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Votroubek, USK P.9.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.8.6 
 3. Meno, Svitavy8.3 
 4. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.1 
 5. Gadri-N., BK Prost.7.9 
 6. Peterson, BK Prost.7.1 
 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: 4.9
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha4.9 
 2. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.5 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.1 
 5. George, Svitavy3.9 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.8 
 7. Boyer, BK Decin3.6 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.3.4 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin3.4 
 10. Moravec, Svitavy3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Chomutov
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 2. McFadden, Usti n.2.4 
 3. Klecka, B&W Opava2.3 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.3 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.2 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Grant, Levice1.9 
 8. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Simmons, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Longmire, Usti n.1.6 
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.1.1 
 5. Grant, Levice1.1 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Williams, BK Decin0.9 
 8. Houska, BK Decin0.8 
 9. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 10. Pumprla, CEZ N.0.7 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 21-1 
 2. BK Prostejov 18-3 
 3. BK Pardubice 18-4 
 4. BC Kolin 15-6 
 5. BK Decin 15-7 
 6. USK Praha 13-9 
 7. NH Ostrava 10-12 
 8. Levice 8-14 
 9. Chomutov 8-14 
 10. Svitavy 8-14 
 11. Usti n/Labem 6-16 
 12. Plzen 5-17 
 13. B&W Opava 4-18 
 14. Inter Bratislava 4-18 


NBL Round 22: BK Prostejov beats NH Ostrava by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

Seventh-ranked NH Ostrava (10-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked BK Prostejov (18-3) on Saturday. The visitors from Prostejov managed to secure only three-point victory 82-79. However their fans expected much easier game. NH Ostrava trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-82 at the end of the game. Strangely NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Prostejov 37-23 including 28 on the offensive glass. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (made all of his seven free throws). Guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. BK Prostejov's coach Zbynek Choleva used entire bench in such tough game. Center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for NH Ostrava. BK Prostejov have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 18-3 record having four points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. NH Ostrava at the other side keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. NH Ostrava will play against BK Pardubice (#3) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked B&W Opava managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the three-game losing streak. This time they won against twelfth-ranked BK Loko Plzen 80-68. Guard Radim Klecka (190-90) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jakub Sirina chipped in 16 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. B&W Opava (4-18) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Inter Bratislava. BK Loko Plzen lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. B&W Opava will play against higher ranked BC Kolin (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BK Loko Plzen will play against Levice (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (21-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Inter Bratislava (4-18) 101-49. A.J. Abrams notched 19 points and 5 steals to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds by Mihajlo Pesic did not help to save the game for Inter Bratislava. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 20-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Loser Inter Bratislava dropped to the bottom place with 18 games lost. They share the position with B&W Opava. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home league's second-placed BK Prostejov in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Inter Bratislava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#9) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Praha was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Pardubice (18-4) played at the court of 6th ranked USK Praha (13-9). BK Pardubice managed to secure a 5-point victory 87-82. Petr Bohacik fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 18-4 record having just three points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. USK Praha at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. BK Pardubice's next round opponent will be NH Ostrava (#7) at home. USK Praha will play against Basketbal Svitavy.
The game in Decin was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers BC Kolin (15-6) played at the court of fifth ranked BK Decin (15-7). BK Decin managed to secure a 8-point victory 83-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Kolin. It was a very good performance for Pavel Houska who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. BK Decin maintains fifth position with 15-7 record. Loser BC Kolin keeps the fourth place with six games lost. BK Decin will face BK Usti nad Labem (#11) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BC Kolin will play against B&W Opava (#13).

In the last two games of round 22 Usti n/Labem was beaten by Chomutov on the road 95-87. Svitavy lost to Levice on its own court 65-69.



Chomutov - Usti n/Labem 95-87

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Levharti Chomutov's (8-14) home victory over 11th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (6-16) 95-87 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-21. But BK Usti nad Labem won second period 33-30. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levharti Chomutov made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. BK Usti nad Labem was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Patrick Pope (183-81, college: St.Augustine) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. Power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Jiri Holanda (183-86) replied with 24 points and center Jaromir Fohler (211-85) added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BK Usti nad Labem. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Levharti Chomutov moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Levice and Svitavy. BK Usti nad Labem lost eighth consecutive game. BK Usti nad Labem at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Levharti Chomutov will face bottom-ranked Inter Bratislava (#14) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Decin.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: P.Pope 23+3reb+3ast, J.Krakovic 17+3reb+1ast, Z.Hanzlik 16+5reb+2ast, P.Stanek 13+7reb+3ast, R.Lowery 13+3reb+4ast, P.Hemmy 6+5reb+1ast
Usti n/Labem: J.Holanda 24+2reb+2ast, J.Fohler 17+7reb+2ast, T.McFadden 14+3reb+3ast, J.Tyrna 11+12reb+1ast, L.Bazant 10+5reb, M.Slunecko 5+1reb
gschID: 136719


CEZ Nymburk - Inter Bratislava 101-49

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (21-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Inter Bratislava (4-18) 101-49. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Inter Bratislava to just 5 points in third quarter. CEZ Nymburk made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Inter Bratislava 44-28 including a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CEZ Nymburk made 8 blocks. American guard A.J. Abrams (180-86, college: Texas) notched 19 points and 5 steals to lead the effort and the other American import forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) supported him with 18 points. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) by Irish-Serbian power forward Mihajlo Pesic (206-81, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Inter Bratislava. Puerto Rican-American guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson) added 13 points and 4 assists 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. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 20-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. Loser Inter Bratislava dropped to the bottom place with 18 games lost. They share the position with B&W Opava. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home league's second-placed BK Prostejov in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Inter Bratislava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: A.Abrams 19+3reb+2ast, L.Wilson 18+4reb+2ast, L.Sokolovsky 15+1reb, L.Palyza 9+2reb, P.Pumprla 8+3reb+3ast, P.Benda 8+8reb+2ast
Inter Bratislava: M.Trivunovic 14+1reb+1ast, E.Ubilla 13+2reb+4ast, M.Pesic 12+11reb, A.Kuffa 5+4reb, S.Gavran 3+9reb, J.Musil 2
gschID: 136720


NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov 79-82

Seventh-ranked NH Ostrava (10-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked BK Prostejov (18-3) on Saturday. The visitors from Prostejov managed to secure only three-point victory 82-79. However their fans expected much easier game. NH Ostrava trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-82 at the end of the game. Strangely NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Prostejov 37-23 including 28 on the offensive glass. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (made all of his seven free throws). Guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. BK Prostejov's coach Zbynek Choleva used entire bench in such tough game. Center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 20 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in the effort for NH Ostrava. BK Prostejov have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 18-3 record having four points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. NH Ostrava at the other side keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. NH Ostrava will play against BK Pardubice (#3) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: B.Gadri-Nicholson 23+2reb+2ast, J.Smith 17+8reb+1ast, T.Peterson 14+4reb+2ast, D.Pandula 6+1reb+2ast, P.Slezak 6, A.Eitutavicius 5+2reb+3ast
NH Ostrava: R.Luettgerodt 20+3reb+1ast, J.Hughes 18+12reb, M.Stuchly 10+4reb+2ast, A.Ciz 9+2reb+1ast, S.Manousos 9+7reb, D.Wright 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 136721


USK Praha - BK Pardubice 82-87

The game in Praha was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Pardubice (18-4) played at the court of 6th ranked USK Praha (13-9). BK Pardubice managed to secure a 5-point victory 87-82. It looked good early as USK Praha took an 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Pardubice took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 5 points. 25 personal fouls committed by USK Praha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Petr Bohacik (202-85) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (198-83, college: W.Carolina) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Five BK Pardubice and four USK Praha players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 18-4 record having just three points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. USK Praha at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. BK Pardubice's next round opponent will be NH Ostrava (#7) at home. USK Praha will play against Basketbal Svitavy.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: C.Muirhead 14+8reb, M.Arnold 14+6reb, M.Hampton 13+1reb, P.Bohacik 12+10reb+2ast, L.Kotas 11+2reb+1ast, Z.Pospisil 9+1reb
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 23+2reb+2ast, V.Hruban 23+5reb+2ast, M.Sotnar 16+1reb+5ast, S.Votroubek 10+10reb+1ast, M.Mares 5+3reb+2ast, M.Vocetka 3+1reb
gschID: 136722


Svitavy - Levice 65-69

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (8-14) lost at home to ninth ranked Levice (8-14) 69-65 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 14 points after three quarters before their 33-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Levice made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). The other American import forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Basketbal Svitavy. Basketbal Svitavy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Levice have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chomutov and Svitavy. Levice will face BK Loko Plzen (#12) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Levice: K.Grant 22+6reb+1ast, D.Lowhorn 17+3reb, J.Vojtek 10+6reb, S.Stemberger 8+5reb, D.Marek 4+2reb+4ast, S.Modric 4+3reb+3ast
Svitavy: L.Horak 17+6reb, B.Meno 16+6reb+1ast, P.Milos 11+1reb+1ast, L.Moravec 8+3reb+7ast, T.Macela 6+2reb+2ast, P.Mroz 5+10reb+1ast
gschID: 136716


B&W Opava - Plzen 80-68

Bottom-ranked B&W Opava managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the three-game losing streak. This time they won against twelfth-ranked BK Loko Plzen 80-68. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. B&W Opava made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. BK Loko Plzen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Radim Klecka (190-90) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) chipped in 16 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Stepan Vrubl (186-76) scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. B&W Opava (4-18) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Inter Bratislava. BK Loko Plzen lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. B&W Opava will play against higher ranked BC Kolin (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BK Loko Plzen will play against Levice (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: R.Klecka 18+5reb+2ast, J.Sirina 16+2reb+3ast, P.Strnisko 10+3reb+1ast, J.Blazek 9+7reb+3ast, M.Kolovrat 8+4reb, P.Dokoupil 7+2reb+1ast
Plzen: L.Toth 21+8reb, S.Vrubl 17+5reb+4ast, M.Kozlik 11+1ast, J.Kovanda 8+5reb+1ast, L.Pecka 4+5reb, P.Frana 3+10reb+1ast
gschID: 136717


BK Decin - BC Kolin 83-75

The game in Decin was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers BC Kolin (15-6) played at the court of fifth ranked BK Decin (15-7). BK Decin managed to secure a 8-point victory 83-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Kolin. BC Kolin was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 21-9 charge of BK Decin, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to BC Kolin's 36. It was a very good performance for international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Lubos Stria (197-81) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. Forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) added 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals in the effort for BC Kolin. BK Decin maintains fifth position with 15-7 record. Loser BC Kolin keeps the fourth place with six games lost. BK Decin will face BK Usti nad Labem (#11) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BC Kolin will play against B&W Opava (#13).
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Houska 27+8reb+3ast, A.Alic 15+4reb+4ast, L.Stria 15+3reb+5ast, L.Sanders 10+2reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 8+4reb, T.Williams 5+6reb
BC Kolin: J.Jelinek 22+8reb, R.Field 14+3reb+3ast, R.Ames 14+7reb+5ast, D.Machac 7+6reb+1ast, R.Marko 7+1reb+4ast, S.Zuzak 5+3reb
gschID: 136718




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Joshua Alexander claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Joshua Alexander (193-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Bakken and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Bakken in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Naestved (#3, 10-7) with 27-point margin 86-59. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Bakken maintains the 2nd position in Danish Ligaen. Bakken has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 15-1. In the team's last game Alexander had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Bakken's top player in his first season with the team. Joshua Alexander averages just after three games 20.3ppg and 7.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old former international guard Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of league's best team Svendborg. Darboe impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Svendborg to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked SISU (#5, 7-10) 94-66. Of course Svendborg still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 16-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Darboe is well-known by Svendborg fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American D'Mario Curry (201-F-85) of Aabyhoj (#9). Curry scored 17 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Curry's great performance Aabyhoj lost 63-80 to slightly lower-ranked Falcon (#10, 4-13). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Aabyhoj not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Curry could try to bring Aabyhoj's a little bit higher in the standings. Curry has individually a great season in Denmark. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.4ppg (7th best), rebounds with 9.5rpg (5th best) and assists with 3.5apg (7th best). He also has 1.6bpg and FGP: 52.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Soren Sorensen (196-F-88) of Aalborg - 22 points and 8 rebounds
5. Ryan White (177-PG-88) of Aalborg - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Robert Fields) of Falcon - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Hans Schur (203-F/C-83) of Horsens IC - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Tony Bishop (201-F-89) of Aalborg - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Will Harris (198-F-86) of Horsens IC - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Davor Sattler (185-G-86) of Horsens IC - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 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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Iowa Energy sign Mamadou Diaye - by Eurobasket Center
Iowa Energy signed Australian Mamadou Diaye ). In his first game he scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds helping his new team beat Sioux Falls S. 102-80. Diaye played most recently at Hills Hornets (Australia).

By Eurobasket Data Center


Rio Grande Valley Vipers land Morris - by Eurobasket Center
Rio Grande Valley Vipers strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old forward Marcus Morris (203-F-102kg-89, college: Kansas). In his first game he scored 33 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and 5 assists. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Dakota W. 103-105. Morris played most recently at Houston Rockets (NBA). While playing 3 games for Houston R. this season he averaged 1.7ppg. Morris just graduated University of Kansas and actually missed last season. It will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Friday's games - by Eurobasket Center
Reno B. - Los Angeles D. 78-109
The Los Angeles D-Fenders routed the Reno Bighorns 109-78 in a matchup in Reno on Friday night. Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) had 23 points and 7 rebounds for the D-Fenders. The Bighorns were led by Blake Ahearn's (6'2''-PG-84, college: Missouri St.)22 points. The D-Fenders lived up to their name, creating 27 turnovers and scoring 40 points off those turnovers. The Bighorns were held to a season-low 78 points, shooting only 38.5 percent from the field. The D-Fenders outscored the Bighorns 22 to four on fast break points, including an array of vicious dunks from D-Fenders' Zach Andrews and Gerald Green. The game marked the return of former Bighorns head coach Eric Musselman to Reno, who now coaches the D-Fenders. The Bighorns are now 1-2 against the D-Fenders this season. The Bighorns travel to take on the D-Fenders in El Segundo on Saturday. The team returns to Reno for a matchup with head coach Paul Mokeski's former team the Rio Grande Valley Vipers as part of the NBA D-League Showcase at the Reno Events Center. *Courtesy of www.rgj.com

Canton C. - Ft.Wayne MA 114-93
The Canton Charge used a huge third quarter to propel them to a 114-93 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in front of 2,794 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Friday night. The win snapped a two-game losing skid for Canton and puts them back over .500 at 8-7 on the season. The loss drops Fort Wayne to 5-11 in Gansey's head coaching debut. A closely contested first half found Fort Wayne with a slim three-point lead at the intermission, but the Charge came out surging in the third period. Canton shot 16-of-24 for a .667 percentage from the field with 10 assists and outrebounded Fort Wayne 11-4 in the period. They scored a season-high 36 points in the quarter, with Frank Hassell (6'8''-F-88, college: ODU) pouring in 10 himself to go along with his four rebounds. The Charge did not let up to start the fourth with their 88-77 lead. Canton went on a 15-6 run to begin the final quarter en route to their largest margin of victory yet this season. Their 114 points on .543 shooting were also both team-highs for the year. The win also gives Canton a 2-1 edge in the season series with Fort Wayne, as the home team has won all three matchups. The Charge are now 6-4 overall at home. Tyrell Biggs (6'8''-F-86, college: Pittsburgh) led the way for the Charge with 26 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Biggs came into the game ninth in the D-League in scoring averaging 19.6 a contest. Hassell had his second double-double in his three games with Canton scoring 22 points with 12 boards and three steals, all season-highs. He is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds this season in relief off the bench. Other notables for the Charge included T.J. Campbell providing six points, a team-high eight assists and perhaps the highlight of the game with a diving save over the scorer's table into the laps of onlookers. Christian Eyenga added six points, three rebounds and two blocks in his Charge Debut. Antoine Agudio dropped in 13 points for his 10th double-digit scoring affair in 14 games played this season. Fort Wayne was paced by Ron Howard's 23 points and five rebounds. Darnell Lazare scored 21 with five boards to give him his third 20 plus point output in three games against Canton this season. Gilbert Brown supplied 19 points off the bench, while Walker Russell Jr. scored 10 with eight assists. The two teams will meet again in less than 24 hours at the War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. *Courtesy of www.wane.com

Sioux Falls S. - Iowa E. 80-102
The Iowa Energy defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 102-80 Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. Sioux Falls jumped out to the early lead but the momentum quickly shifted in favor of Iowa in a game that saw a 38-point swing. Sioux Falls (5-11) came out firing in the first quarter, knocking down 9-of-11 shots to begin the game and take a 23-7 lead. Iowa (11-4), led by Marqus Blakely (6'5''-F-89, college: Vermont), came storming back with a run of their own to cut the deficit to 32-27 after the first quarter. Blakely did most of the scoring for Iowa early on, scoring 16 of his 27 points in the first quarter. After trailing for most of the first half, Iowa pulled ahead of Sioux Falls late in the half and took a 55-54 lead at halftime. Iowa continued to ride their momentum with a 7-0 run to start the second, taking a 62-54 lead. Iowa continued to hit clutch shots throughout the second half, killing any momentum Sioux Falls hoped to build. Michael Tveidt's late 3-pointer was the exclamation point on a dominant second half by Iowa. The final score (102-80) was Iowa's largest lead of the entire game. Blakely finished with a game-high 27 points behind a perfect 10-of-10 field goals. Efevberha had a solid game off the bench with 16 points and six rebounds. Anthony Mason (6'7''-F-66, college: Tennessee St.), Jr. just missed a double-double for Sioux Falls with 19 points and nine rebounds. Dominique Coleman added 12 points, five rebounds and six assists. The same two teams face off at the Arena tomorrow night at 7 p.m. CT. *Courtesy of www.ksfy.com

Rio Grande VV - Dakota W. 103-105
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers found a go-to man. The problem is that he probably won't be wearing a Vipers uniform for too much longer. Houston Rockets' assignee Marcus Morris (6'8''-F-89, college: Kansas) tallied 33 points and 16 rebounds in his Vipers' debut on Friday night. He nearly knocked down the game-winner at the buzzer, but his 3-pointer off a clean look was short, and the Dakota Wizards came away with a 105-103 victory at State Farm Arena. 'I thought it was a good game,' said Morris, a rookie from Kansas who was last season's Big 12 Conference player of the year. 'These are great guys to play with. I wish I would have made the last shot for these guys. They are great teammates. They gave me the ball toward the end.' Morris played 37 minutes in his first significant action since playing for the Jayhawks last season. The Rockets selected Morris 14th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he had only played sparingly in three games before his assignment earlier this week. 'In the overall big picture, it was a great night for the Houston Rockets,' Vipers coach Nick Nurse said. 'They send him down here and he plays (37) minutes and did a lot of really, really positive things. He's going to get better.' Nurse designed the final play to have Morris take a three at the buzzer. 'I think he's a really good shooter, and I thought he could get it off,' Nurse said. 'He almost hit it. That was the play. He got a good look at it, and he needed another inch and a half.' Nurse expects Morris, who made 3 of 6 from the arc, to remain with the Vipers for tonight's home game against the Wizards and then for next week's NBA D-League Showcase in Reno. After that, he expects the Rockets to re-evaluate things. But for now, the Vipers will try to take advantage of Morris' talent And, Morris is trying to take advantage of the chance to play again. 'Being able to play and being able to interact with new teammates,' Morris said of the benefits of his Vipers' assignment. 'Just to get a chance to get out there and play and compete. I haven't really been out there since college.' The Vipers (10-7) saw their three-game winning streak go away. The Wizards had 54 points in the paint with most of those coming on transition baskets. 'A lot of it came off our poor offense,' Nurse said. 'We just handed it to them for a layin a bunch of times. They ran it in transition on us pretty good as well. That we need to shore up. When we got back and guarded, we did a pretty good job.' Edwin Ubile had 26 points to lead the Wizards (7-6). Maurice Baker had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Greg Smith, a 6-8 forward had 16 points, in his fourth game with the Vipers. Damian Saunders, another 6-8 forward, was also playing in his fourth game. 'We've got a bunch of new guys we're trying to work in,' Nurse said. 'It threw our timing off just a little. Just enough against a veteran team that played really well to get you beat.' *Courtesy of www.themonitor.com

Austin T. - Texas L. 108-93
If there is one team the Texas Legends have problems with, it has so far been their South Texas rivals. Jianlian Yi (7'0''-F/C-87) scored 17 points in his Legends debut, but it wasn't enough as the Legends lost 108-93 to the Toros in Austin. The Legends dropped to 5-11 on the season, with four of those losses coming to the Toros. Booker Woodfox (6'1''-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Creighton) also scored 17, while Sean Williams led the Legends with 19 in his first game since being sent down from the Mavericks. Chris Roberts, on the other hand, continued to struggle since becoming a starter with only six points. Anthony Vereen and Vance Cooksey were among the players moved to the bench, and they only had one point each. The Legends didn't have an answer for Justin Dentmon, who scored 31 for the Toros. ERic Dawson added 18 and Leo Lyons had 14. Texas only trailed 47-46 at halftime, but a 33-point outburst by the Toros in the third gave them breathing room. Dentmon had 10 points in the period. *Courtesy of www.examiner.com

Bakersfield J. - Idaho S. 116-112 OT
Osiris Eldridge (6'3''-G-88, agency: N.E.T., college: Illinois St.) scored the go-ahead layup and made two free throws in the final 20 seconds of overtime to lift the Bakersfield Jam to a 116-112 victory over the Idaho Stampede on Friday night at the Jam Events Center. Eldridge led Bakersfield with 19 points. Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: Fresno St.) added 18 points and 10 rebounds, including a game-tying layup in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake AHEARN
  Reno B.
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Ahearn, Reno B.25.8 
 2. Costner, Los A.24.8 
 3. Millsap, Los A.23.3 
 4. Dentmon, Austin T.23.0 
 5. Emmett, Reno B.21.8 
 6. Howard, Ft.Wayne.21.7 
 7. Biggs, Canton C.20.2 
 8. Curry, Springfield19.8 
 9. Mitchell, Sioux F.19.5 
 10. Lazare, Ft.Wayne.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus LEWIS
  Tulsa 66ers
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers14.2 
 2. Famous, Iowa E.11.0 
 3. Dawson, Austin T.10.5 
 4. Milligan, Canton C.10.2 
 5. Harris, Maine RC9.6 
 6. Thomas, Reno B.9.3 
 7. Brown, Springfield9.1 
 8. Foote, Springfield9.0 
 9. Reid, Tulsa 66ers8.9 
 10. Daniels, Erie B.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.9.0 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.8.4 
 3. Tinsley, Los A.7.6 
 4. Coleman, Sioux F.7.4 
 5. Ewing, Iowa E.7.0 
 6. Baker, Dakota W.6.9 
 7. Cooksey, Texas L.6.6 
 8. Ahearn, Reno B.6.5 
 9. Bailey, Idaho S.6.4 
 10. Wise, Bakersfield6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Elijah MILLSAP
  Los A.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Millsap, Los A.2.9 
 2. Tinsley, Los A.2.4 
 3. Curry, Springfield2.3 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.3 
 5. Baker, Dakota W.2.3 
 6. Dentmon, Austin T.2.2 
 7. Harris, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Russell, Ft.Wayne.2.1 
 9. Roberts, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Coleman, Sioux F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Will FOSTER
  Idaho S.
  (226-C-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Foster, Idaho S.3.4 
 2. Thomas, Los A.3.0 
 3. Daniels, Erie B.2.2 
 4. Thompson, Erie B.2.0 
 5. Dove, Dakota W.1.8 
 6. Kent, Maine RC1.6 
 7. Tisdale, Maine RC1.6 
 8. Ojougboh, Tulsa1.6 
 9. Fazekas, Reno B.1.5 
 10. Anderson, Dakota1.5 


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Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 12-1 
 2. Tarvas 10-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 9-1 
 4. Rapla 8-7 
 5. TTU/Kalev 7-7 
 6. Tln Kalev 4-10 
 7. Parnu 2-11 
 8. Valga/CKE 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. Soo, Rapla16.3 
 4. Raadik, Parnu16.2 
 5. Raap, Parnu16.1 
 6. Veideman, Tartu U.15.9 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tln K.15.8 
 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 Kalev7.1 
 8. Allingu, Tartu U.6.8 
 9. Keedus, TT.6.8 
 10. Raadik, Parnu6.6 
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. Dorbek, Tarvas3.6 
 5. Laane, Rapla3.6 
 6. Raap, Parnu3.5 
 7. Keedus, TT.3.1 
 8. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 9. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.8 
 10. Veideman, Tartu U.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cunda, Va.2.5 
 2. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.2 
 3. Kaldre, Rapla2.2 
 4. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas1.9 
 6. Laane, Rapla1.9 
 7. Saage, Tartu Uliko.1.8 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tln K.1.7 
 9. Veideman, Tartu U.1.7 
 10. Cricelli, Va.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.5 
 3. Raadik, Parnu1.2 
 4. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.2 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Makke, TT.0.7 
 7. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.7 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas0.6 
 9. Veski, Tarvas0.6 
 10. Kurbas, Tartu Uli.0.5 


KML Round 15: Rapla loses to BC Rakvere in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rakvere. Third ranked host BC Rakvere (10-4) smashed 4th placed Rapla (8-7) 89-69. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Rapla managed to win fourth quarter 25-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Rapla 43-32 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) helped adding 14 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Rapla at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Tallinn supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked BC Rakvere (10-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Tln Kalev (4-10). BC Rakvere smashed Tln Kalev 89-64. It was an exceptional evening for Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Martin Dorbek accounted for 13 points. American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) came up with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Tln Kalev in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Tln Kalev lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. BC Rakvere will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tln Kalev will play on the road against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Fourth ranked Rapla (8-7) crushed at home 7th ranked KK Parnu (2-11) by 32 points 101-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Raido Ringmets who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Toomas Raadik who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Rapla maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. KK Parnu lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Rapla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KK Parnu will play against Valga/CKE (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 15 bottom-ranked Valga/CKE was destroyed by TTU/Kalev on the opponent's court 89-63.



Tarvas - Rapla 89-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rakvere. Third ranked host BC Rakvere (10-4) smashed 4th placed Rapla (8-7) 89-69. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Rapla managed to win fourth quarter 25-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Rapla 43-32 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) helped adding 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Rapla at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: K.Cipruss 17+9reb, V.Kriisa 14+7reb+3ast, R.Hallik 14+3reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 13+2reb, M.Dorbek 11+2reb+6ast, J.Vahter 10+4reb
Rapla: J.Soo 15+2reb, I.Kajupank 14+5reb+1ast, R.Laane 14+5reb+1ast, A.Parn 8+5reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 5+9reb+2ast, A.Antson 5+2reb
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Tln Kalev - Tarvas 64-89

The game in Tallinn supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked BC Rakvere (10-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Tln Kalev (4-10). BC Rakvere smashed Tln Kalev 89-64. The game without a history. BC Rakvere led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Martin Dorbek (193-91) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) came up with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Tln Kalev in the defeat. 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. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Tln Kalev lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with ten games lost. BC Rakvere will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tln Kalev will play on the road against the league's leader Tartu Ulikool (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: K.Cipruss 21+14reb+2ast, M.Dorbek 13+4reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 11+1reb+2ast, J.Vahter 10+5reb+1ast, T.Oja 6+2reb+2ast, J.Vaino 6+6reb
Tln Kalev: M.Shaw 15+9reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 14+5reb+2ast, M.Kurg 11+3reb+1ast, R.Roos 11+3reb, R.Suija 5+2reb+1ast, I.Tulit 3+2reb
gschID: 165722


Rapla - Parnu 101-69

Fourth ranked Rapla (8-7) crushed at home 7th ranked KK Parnu (2-11) by 32 points 101-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. KK Parnu managed to win fourth quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rapla dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 46. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by KK Parnu's players. The best player for the winners was power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was center Toomas Raadik (202-90) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Rapla maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. KK Parnu lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Rapla will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KK Parnu will play against Valga/CKE (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rapla: R.Ringmets 22+10reb+4ast, S.Kaldre 21+1reb+2ast, J.Soo 18+7reb+2ast, R.Laane 12+4reb+6ast, I.Kajupank 10+6reb+2ast, A.Parn 4+1reb+3ast
Parnu: T.Raadik 21+10reb, R.Raap 17+5reb+2ast, E.Tamsalu 10+3reb+2ast, T.Hamarsalu 6+6reb+1ast, K.Voolaid 6+3reb, R.Karner 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 165723


TTU/Kalev - Valga/CKE 89-63

Rather expected game in Tallinn where 8th ranked Valga/CKE (2-13) was crushed by fifth ranked TTU/Kalev (7-7) 89-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. TTU/Kalev led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Valga/CKE's 36. TTU/Kalev forced 19 Valga/CKE turnovers and outrebounded them 47-26 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) chipped in 20 points. Coach Heino Lill's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Latvian guard Reinis Strupovics (192-87) who recorded 24 points and Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) added 7 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals respectively. TTU/Kalev have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 7-7 record. Valga/CKE lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. TTU/Kalev will meet at home league's leader Tartu Ulikool in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Valga/CKE will play against KK Parnu (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 20+9reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 20+4reb+2ast, A.Arnold 15+7reb+1ast, K.Makke 9+1reb, E.Keedus 8+7reb+4ast, M.Kaja 6+13reb+2ast
Valga/CKE: R.Strupovics 24+1reb+1ast, J.Jarvelainen 12+4reb, E.Cunda 7+7reb+5ast, R.Petersonig 6+1ast, V.Vares 6+8reb, A.Tagamets 4+1reb
gschID: 165724




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  FINLAND   


Williams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
38-year old forward Damon Williams (201-F-73) put on an amazing game in the last round for Pyrinto and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds, while his team outclassed Korihait (#8, 8-13) with 41-point margin 107-66. Pyrinto maintains the 3rd position in Finnish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pyrinto will need more victories to improve their 13-7 record. Williams has many years of experience at Pyrinto, through which he has constantly improved. Colorado State-Pueblo graduate has very impressive stats this year. Williams is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.7rpg) and assists (2nd best: 4.5apg).

Second best performed player last round was Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Pro One Sports) of top-ranked Kataja. He is American swingman in his second season at Kataja. In the last game Newson recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Kataja cruised to a 86-75 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked LrNMKY (#7, 8-13). Of course Kataja still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just four games this season, while they won 17 matches. Newson is well-known at Kataja and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.6ppg (#6). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87, agency: Court Side) of Kauhajoki (#4). Hannah scored 24 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Kauhajoki, leading his team to a 95-73 easy win against the lower-ranked Salon Vilpas (#9, 8-13). Kauhajoki needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 8 lost games. Hannah has a great season in Finland. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.3apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 54.2% and 3PT: 49.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of KTP - 22 points and 8 rebounds
5. Antti Nikkila (210-F/C-78) of Pyrinto - 15 points and 11 rebounds
6. Anthony Brown (203-F-86) of Kouvot - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Cory Johnson (200-F-88) of Korihait - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Kauhajoki - 24 points and 8 rebounds
9. Allen Durham (198-F-88) of Salon Vilpas - 23 points and 7 rebounds
10. Antwine Williams (192-F-75) of Pyrinto - 21 points, 3 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)


Christopher Thompson joins Forssan Koripojat - by Eurobasket Center
Forssan Koripojat (1st Division) agreed terms with 30-year old American forward Christopher Thompson (198-F-82, college: S.Indiana). In his first game he scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds helping his new team beat Porvoon Tarmo 94-73. Thompson played most recently at SC Rasta Vechta (Germany). He is a very experienced player. Thompson graduated University of Southern Indiana in 2006 and actually missed last season. It will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


1st Division Round 14: BC Nokia beats Lapuan Korikobrat by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 14 in the 1st Division took place in Nokia. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-5) to fourth ranked BC Nokia (10-4) 76-75 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lapuan Korikobrat won fourth quarter 21-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 55-33 including a 22-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for Lapuan Korikobrat. BC Nokia have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with Oulun NMKY and Pyrinto II. BC Nokia are looking forward to face Oulun NMKY (#4) at home in the next round. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's leader Forssan Koripojat and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Oulun NMKY (9-5) against sixth ranked Pyrinto II (9-5) on Saturday night. Host Oulun NMKY was defeated by Pyrinto II in a tough game in Oulun 75-81. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Osku Heinonen chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Pyrinto II's coach Tero Hassinen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Pyrinto II moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Oulun NMKY and Lapua. Pyrinto II will play against Aanekosken Huima (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round. Oulun NMKY will play on the road against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Torpan Pojat managed to get a second victory, breaking the five-game losing streak on Wednesday night. This time they edged twelfth-ranked BC Jyvaskyla in Helsinki 80-78. Sauli Silvonen notched 20 points to lead the effort. Even 23 points by Jarno Nissinen did not help to save the game for BC Jyvaskyla. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Torpan Pojat (2-12) moved-up to eleventh place. BC Jyvaskyla lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Torpan Pojat will meet higher ranked Aanekosken Huima (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Jyvaskyla will play against Porvoon Tarmo (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1st Division top team - Forssan Koripojat (12-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-9) 94-73. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Tracy Robinson who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forssan Koripojat's coach Ari Mikkola felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forssan Koripojat have a solid three-game winning streak. Forssan Koripojat maintains first position with 12-2 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost third consecutive game. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. Forssan Koripojat's next round opponent will be Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road. Porvoon Tarmo will play against BC Jyvaskyla (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jyvaskyla: Saynatsalon Riento (#10) and BC Jyvaskyla (#12). Saynatsalon Riento (5-9) smashed visiting BC Jyvaskyla (1-13) by 21 points 102-81. Aubrey Conerly orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. BC Jyvaskyla's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saynatsalon Riento moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ura Basket. BC Jyvaskyla lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Saynatsalon Riento will face Porvoon Tarmo (#10) on the road in the next round. BC Jyvaskyla will play against Porvoon Tarmo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 14 Ura Basket was beaten by Tapiolan Honka on the road 77-65.



BC Nokia - Lapua 76-75

The most exciting game of round 14 in the 1st Division took place in Nokia. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-5) to fourth ranked BC Nokia (10-4) 76-75 in the game for the third place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lapuan Korikobrat won fourth quarter 21-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 55-33 including a 22-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Eric Williams (198-85, college: Tarleton St.) added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Lapuan Korikobrat. BC Nokia have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with Oulun NMKY and Pyrinto II. BC Nokia are looking forward to face Oulun NMKY (#4) at home in the next round. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's leader Forssan Koripojat and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: G.January 24+18reb+1ast, T.Riihela 19+9reb, V.Tuominen 9+3reb+1ast, D.Townes 8+14reb+1ast, J.Kauro 7+2reb, A.Keski-Koukkari 5+5reb+1ast
Lapua: W.Baxley 35+6reb+2ast, E.Williams 15+12reb, E.Jackson 15+5reb+3ast, N.Overmark 4+1reb+1ast, V.Turja 4+5reb, K.Siven 2+3reb
gschID: 150218


Oulun NMKY - Pyrinto II 75-81

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Oulun NMKY (9-5) against sixth ranked Pyrinto II (9-5) on Saturday night. Host Oulun NMKY was defeated by Pyrinto II in a tough game in Oulun 75-81. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Oulun NMKY won third quarter 26-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pyrinto II made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Oulun NMKY was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Osku Heinonen (194-92) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Pyrinto II's coach Tero Hassinen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Lloyd Phillips (178-85, college: Illinois St.) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. Pyrinto II moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Oulun NMKY and Lapua. Pyrinto II will play against Aanekosken Huima (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round. Oulun NMKY will play on the road against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto II: J.Harjula 23+6reb+1ast, O.Heinonen 19+5reb, J.Vaananen 19+4reb, J.Pulkkinen 6+4reb+1ast, M.Marttinen 4+3reb, T.Savino 4+2reb+1ast
Oulun NMKY: B.Moultrie 19+8reb+1ast, L.Phillips 16+5reb+2ast, H.Vihavainen 15+4reb+2ast, J.Nofflet 10+5reb, A.Kemppainen 9+1reb, S.Keinonen 2+3reb
gschID: 150216


FoKoPo - Porvoon Tarmo 94-73

1st Division top team - Forssan Koripojat (12-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-9) 94-73. The game without a history. Forssan Koripojat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Forssan Koripojat made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Five Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. Forssan Koripojat's coach Ari Mikkola felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Shawn Henderson (190-88, college: Idaho) produced 25 points and 6 rebounds and guard Benzor Simmons (195-88, college: Tenn-Martin) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Forssan Koripojat have a solid three-game winning streak. Forssan Koripojat maintains first position with 12-2 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost third consecutive game. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. Forssan Koripojat's next round opponent will be Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road. Porvoon Tarmo will play against BC Jyvaskyla (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FoKoPo: T.Robinson 25+11reb+4ast, H.Coleman 15+8reb+1ast, M.Molenius 13+3reb+1ast, C.Thompson 12+5reb+1ast, E.Johansson 10+3reb+1ast, J.Helenius 8+1reb
Porvoon Tarmo: S.Henderson 25+6reb, B.Simmons 18+8reb+1ast, T.Still 18+9reb, T.Hartikainen 5+4reb, A.Nieminen 4+2reb, J.Laakkonen 2+3reb
gschID: 150217


Tapiolan Honka - Ura Basket 77-65

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Tapiolan Honka (11-3) beat at home 8th ranked Ura Basket (5-9) 77-65 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Tapiolan Honka. Ura Basket was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tapiolan Honka forced 24 Ura Basket turnovers. Strangely Ura Basket outrebounded Tapiolan Honka 52-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. Point guard Villematti Kopio (182-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Ilkka Sirola (197-86) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Tapiolan Honka players scored in double figures. Tapiolan Honka's coach Jussi Syrjanen used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Eze Andrews (201-83, college: Savannah St., agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and American swingman Lionel Green (196-84, college: SUNO) added 20 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Ura Basket. Tapiolan Honka have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader FoKoPo. Ura Basket lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Tapiolan Honka will face bottom-ranked BC Jyvaskyla (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ura Basket will play against Oulun NMKY (#4).
Top scorers:
Tapiolan Honka: V.Kopio 24+6reb+1ast, I.Sirola 16+8reb, K.Naapi 13+3reb, T.Laitinen 12+10reb+2ast, A.Vanjoki 6+5reb+1ast, P.Vertio 4+3reb+1ast
Ura Basket: E.Andrews 23+16reb+1ast, L.Green 20+12reb+1ast, J.Kukkonen 8+2reb, J.Alanko 4+8reb+1ast, S.Salminen 4+5reb, P.Kallio 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 150214


SayRi - Jyvaskyla 102-81

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jyvaskyla: Saynatsalon Riento (#10) and BC Jyvaskyla (#12). Saynatsalon Riento (5-9) smashed visiting BC Jyvaskyla (1-13) by 21 points 102-81. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Saynatsalon Riento shot 41 for 56 from the free-throw line, while BC Jyvaskyla only scored twelve points from the stripe. Saynatsalon Riento forced 21 BC Jyvaskyla turnovers and outrebounded them 51-30 including a 40-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Jyvaskyla was plagued by 38 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aubrey Conerly (182-83, college: Jacksonville) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import center Kenneth Cooper (208-87, college: UAB) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Cooper is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. American guard Lance Storrs (195-89, college: Georgia Tech) replied with 29 points and 5 rebounds and center Miikka Markkanen (200-93) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla. BC Jyvaskyla's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saynatsalon Riento moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ura Basket. BC Jyvaskyla lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Saynatsalon Riento will face Porvoon Tarmo (#10) on the road in the next round. BC Jyvaskyla will play against Porvoon Tarmo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SayRi: A.Conerly 30+15reb+8ast, B.Abdullah 21+6reb+3ast, K.Cooper 17+18reb, S.Mantymaa 14+4reb, E.Nieminen 11+2reb, J.Hautsalo 4+2reb+2ast
Jyvaskyla: L.Storrs 29+5reb+3ast, J.Konttinen 14+2reb, M.Markkanen 11+9reb, N.Pantsu 7+2reb, J.Luoma 7+6reb+2ast, K.Kuokkanen 6+2ast
gschID: 150215


Round 9
ToPo Akatemia - Jyvaskyla 80-78

Bottom-ranked Torpan Pojat managed to get a second victory, breaking the five-game losing streak on Wednesday night. This time they edged twelfth-ranked BC Jyvaskyla in Helsinki 80-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-18. But BC Jyvaskyla won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Torpan Pojat won last quarter 26-26. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 55.2 percentage. Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) notched 20 points to lead the effort and Cuban guard Alexis Lavastida (188-77) supported him with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Even 23 points by forward Jarno Nissinen (195-77) did not help to save the game for BC Jyvaskyla. Forward Jani Parkkinen (191-87) added 15 points for the guests. Four BC Jyvaskyla players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Torpan Pojat (2-12) moved-up to eleventh place. BC Jyvaskyla lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Torpan Pojat will meet higher ranked Aanekosken Huima (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Jyvaskyla will play against Porvoon Tarmo (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ToPo Akatemia: S.Silvonen 20+4reb, A.Lavastida 13+5reb+3ast, H.Hohteri 12+6reb+1ast, J.Heinikoski 9+3reb+2ast, T.Suortti 9+3reb, J.Aho 6+3reb
Jyvaskyla: J.Nissinen 23+3reb, J.Parkkinen 15+4reb+1ast, M.Manninen 12+2reb, L.Storrs 11+7reb+1ast, M.Markkanen 6+3reb, J.Konttinen 4+1reb
gschID: 150268




1.DIVISION: BC Nokia defeated Lapua by one - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, round 14: One real thriller took place at Nokia today, when BC Nokia defeated Korikobrat (Lapua) by one 76-75 (41-38). It was Mikko Ovaska (193-F-81), who hit his both FTs in time 38:55 and made the final digits 76-75 on the scoreboard. A minute later team captain Timo Riihela (193-G-80) missed two FTs, but the hosts won anyway. Gerald January led BC Nokia with a double-double 24pts/18rbs. Sharpshooter Walter Baxley (191-G-84, college: Mars Hill) collected this time 35 points for Lapua. At Saynatsalo local Riento beat BC Jyvaskyla 102-81 (46-46) in a game, where the referees called altogether 59 fouls. 38 of them were against visitor BC JKL. So, Riento got 56 FTs and made 41 of them. American G Aubrey Conerly (182-G-83, college: Jacksonville) alone got 21 FTs and made 18 of them. Conerly scored 30 pts and grabbed 15 rbs. Lance Storrs (195-G-89, college: Georgia Tech) netted 29 pts for BC JKL. FoKoPo (Forssa) won over Tarmo (Porvoo) 94-73 (56-39), YMCA Oulu lost at home vs Pyrinto II (Tampere) 75-81 (32-41) and Honka (Tapiola) was better than Ura Basket (Kaarina) 77-65 (37-36). There are eight rounds left out of the regular season.

Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. FoKoPo 12-2 
 2. Tapiolan Honka 11-3 
 3. BC Nokia 10-4 
 4. Oulun NMKY 9-5 
 5. Lapua 9-5 
 6. Pyrinto II 9-5 
 7. Huima 6-7 
 8. SayRi 5-9 
 9. Ura Basket 5-9 
 10. Porvoon Tarmo 4-9 
 11. ToPo Akatemia 2-12 
 12. Jyvaskyla 1-13 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Baxley, Lapua29.1 
 2. Conerly, SayRi25.5 
 3. Phillips, Oulun N.25.2 
 4. Williams, Lapua22.6 
 5. Manning, Huima21.7 
 6. Nofflet, Oulun N.21.6 
 7. Stamper, Pyrin.21.3 
 8. Abdullah, SayRi20.2 
 9. Henderson, Porvoo.20.0 
 10. Green, Ura Basket19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.6 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.14.1 
 3. January, BC Nokia11.5 
 4. Britton, Huima10.8 
 5. Bojang, FoKoPo10.8 
 6. Townes, BC Nokia10.8 
 7. Stamper, Pyrin.10.7 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.2 
 9. Williams, Lapua10.0 
 10. Green, Ura Basket9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  SayRi
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Conerly, SayRi5.5 
 2. Manning, Huima5.4 
 3. Phillips, Oulun N.5.1 
 4. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.7 
 5. Viertola, Huima4.1 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia3.5 
 7. Henderson, Porvoo.3.3 
 8. Jackson, Lapua3.2 
 9. Storrs, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Lapua2.6 
 2. January, BC Nokia2.1 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia2.0 
 4. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.1.9 
 5. Nofflet, Oulun N.1.8 
 6. Bojang, FoKoPo1.8 
 7. Conerly, SayRi1.8 
 8. King, Porvoon1.7 
 9. Green, Ura Basket1.6 
 10. Abdullah, SayRi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.3 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 3. Nordman, Tapiolan.1.2 
 4. January, BC Nokia1.2 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 6. Cooper, SayRi1.1 
 7. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.9 
 8. Townes, BC Nokia0.8 
 9. Britton, Huima0.8 
 10. Molenius, FoKoPo0.8 


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  FRANCE   


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


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Charleville 12-2 
 2. St Quentin 11-4 
 3. Sorgues 10-5 
 4. Souffel 10-5 
 5. Cognac 9-5 
 6. Blois 9-5 
 7. Orchy 9-6 
 8. Roche 9-6 
 9. Challans 9-6 
 10. Chartres 8-7 
 11. Brest 7-7 
 12. Angers BC 49 7-7 
 13. Lievin 7-8 
 14. Clermont 5-10 
 15. Rueil 5-10 
 16. Le Puy 3-12 
 17. CFBB 1-13 
 18. Montbrison 1-14 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.23.2 
 2. Chatfield, Paris-.21.5 
 3. Rochestie, Le Mans20.5 
 4. Parker, AS.20.3 
 5. Cox, Le Havre18.2 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.17.5 
 7. Nelson, Cholet17.3 
 8. Morlende, Hyeres-T.17.1 
 9. Batum, Nancy17.1 
 10. Hamilton, Paris-.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.4 
 2. Akingbala, Nancy8.2 
 3. Hamilton, Paris-.8.0 
 4. Aminu, Chalon7.4 
 5. Allen, Strasbourg7.2 
 6. Falker, Cholet6.8 
 7. Armstrong, AS.6.8 
 8. Sommerville, Le Ma.6.8 
 9. Greer, Strasbourg6.8 
 10. Nsonwu-Amadi, Ro.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon9.5 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.8 
 3. Parker, AS.6.3 
 4. Wise, Le Havre6.2 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.9 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.5 
 7. Barrett, Roanne5.2 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.4.9 
 9. Dixon, Dijon4.8 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Riley, Nanterre2.2 
 2. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.1 
 4. Albicy, Gravelines2.1 
 5. Batum, Nancy2.1 
 6. Acker, Le Mans2.1 
 7. Melody, Dijon2.0 
 8. Wise, Le Havre2.0 
 9. Sangare, Orleans1.8 
 10. Krupalija, Hyeres.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Turiaf, AS.1.8 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.2 
 4. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 5. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 6. Williams, Paris-.1.1 
 7. Batum, Nancy1.1 
 8. Nichols, Cholet1.0 
 9. Jackson, Roanne1.0 
 10. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.0.8 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Bluntt, Orchy18.5 
 2. Belser, Charleville17.7 
 3. Bigote, Cognac17.6 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest17.4 
 5. Kaunisto, Blois17.2 
 6. Almanson, Challans16.9 
 7. Thomas, Roche16.7 
 8. Petrovic, Orchy16.6 
 9. Pearson, Angers B.16.3 
 10. Merie, Chartres16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.3 
 2. Caskill, Cognac10.4 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB10.1 
 4. Sanborn, Lievin9.6 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest8.9 
 6. Pearson, Angers B.8.5 
 7. Mendy, Lievin8.5 
 8. Aubry, Montbrison8.1 
 9. Diame, Rueil7.4 
 10. McClark, Clermont7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.5 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.5 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.1 
 4. Ball, St Quentin4.7 
 5. Daube, Le Puy4.7 
 6. Barbry, Orchy4.7 
 7. Berquier, Chartres4.4 
 8. Fellah, Angers B.4.4 
 9. Godin, Cognac4.3 
 10. Dessart, Lievin4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Damien PISTRE
  Charleville
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pistre, Charleville2.2 
 2. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.0 
 3. Gourari, Rueil1.9 
 4. Calvez, Charleville1.9 
 5. Bigote, Cognac1.9 
 6. Kaunisto, Blois1.8 
 7. Koundjia-S., Le Puy1.7 
 8. Gotagni, Le Puy1.7 
 9. Bassine, Sorgues1.7 
 10. Moupegnou, Cognac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Souffel
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. N''Diaye, Souffel1.9 
 2. Alingue, Souffel1.6 
 3. Caskill, Cognac1.4 
 4. Ipouck, Chartres1.2 
 5. Morin, CFBB1.2 
 6. Sanborn, Lievin1.1 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 8. Borval, Le Puy0.9 
 9. Toney, Charleville0.9 
 10. Diame, Rueil0.9 


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  GERMANY   


Akeem Bennett Joins RSV Eintracht Teltow - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After the departure of American Brenton Butler, RSV Eintracht Teltow didnt waste any time and have announced the arrival of Akeem Bennett (190-G/F, college: St.Francis, NY). Bennett is a 24 year old 190cm guard from Long Island, New York that is a rookie and was drafted by the Springfield Armor (D-League, 8rd, 1) in 2011. He was with the D-league team in preseason and now comes to Germany to start his professional basketball career. 'One sees that he is fit with all his training in the States and especially with his physical state', said head coach Vladimir Pastushenko. Bennett played at St.Francis, NY (NCAA) and in his senior year 2010-2011, he played 29 games: 14.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.8apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.8%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been All-NEC 2nd Team -10, 11, NABC Division I All-District 18 2nd Team -10, and All-NEC Defensive Player of the Year -11.

Source: RSV Eintracht Teltow




Bryan Bailey (Artland Dragons) We Have To Be Ready To Match The Bonn Intensity - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell) is a 31 year old 185cm combo guard that is playing his 10th professional basketball season and fifth playing with The Artland Dragons. He is a true team leader both on and off the court. He possesses a diverse game, with an ability to stroke the long-range jumper, penetrate to the rim or distribute the ball. He is solid on the defensive end of the floor as well. His fierce competitive drive rubs off on his teammates. He started his professional basketball career at Bucknell and player there from 1998-2002 and in his senior year played 17 games averaging 18.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.4apg. He made All-Patriot League 1st Team in 2001 and 2002. In 2002-2003, he started his professional basketball season in Germany with DJK S. Oliver Wurzburg (Germany-1Bundesliga, starting five): 26 games, 15.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4spg. In 2003-2004, he played in Holland for Landstede Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 35 games: 17.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg, 2.4spg, 0.2bpg. He then played with The Artland Dragons from 2004-2007 reaching the league and cup final in 2007. His best statistical season was 2005-2006 playing 33 games and averaging 11.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 25.3%. In 2007-2008, he played with Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1, starting five): ULEB Cup: 12 games: 10.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 84.3%. In 2008-2009, he played in Poland for PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBE): Eurocup: 6 games: 7.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg; Polish League: 32 games: 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 77.0%. In 2009-2010, he played with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg playing Euroleague: 4 games: 8.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg; German League: 6 games: 9.3ppg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 89.7%. Last season with the Dragons, he played EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 1 game: 7pts, 5reb, 3ast, 3steals; German League: 41 games: 11.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 77.2% He sat down and spoke with Eurobasket before the game with The

A huge 109-59 win against Phoenix Hagen at home. After mustering only 49 points in Frankfurt the Artland Dragons scored 60 points more at home. What did the team do better against Hagen than Frankfurt besides scoring?

I think we moved the ball well on offense and did a good of finding open people when Hagen doubled our big guys in the post. In the Frankfurt game we struggled with our shooting and couldn't find a rhythm.

Did Stefan Koch do a long video session or did the team just come out refreshed in the new year and do what they know they can do best?

We prepared for the game the same as every game. We knew Hagen was a team that liked to play at a high tempo; so we wanted to run with them, but at the same time execute in the half-court.

Artland outscored Phoenix Hagen 34-9 in the third quarter. Everything seemed to be working on offense that you could of even inserted Toby the Dragon for some minutes? lol

We had a good offensive rhythm in the third quarter. It started by us getting stops on defensive, which led to easy fast break opportunities.

How important is it having production from so many guys including a Adam Hess who isnt logging as many minutes as in the past?

Our team is very deep and we have many guys who can score 20+ points on any given night.

Brandon Thomas has been spectacular. He seems to be the strongest one month contract player in the history of the Beko BBL. Arent you glad to finally have him on your team after seeing him in the playoffs so much last season?

He has been playing great for us and has helped us out a lot. He had a great playoff series against us last season, and it's definitely good to have him on our side.

The next game is against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. They started hot, but have struggled the last months.

Bonn has struggled a little bit lately, but I still think they have a good team. They have a good balance of inside and outside scoring and we have to be ready to match their intensity.

They can put many points on the board, but have a thin bench. What will be key in getting the win?

We have to play with intensity for 40 minutes and not let them outwork us.

What NBA team would you like to see be successful this season and why?

I would like to see Miami get a championship, so everyone can stop hating on LeBron.

What NBA player do you see getting rookie of the year?

Kyrie Irving

Thanks Brandon for the chat



Brandon Thomas (Artland Dragons) Pregame Thoughts To Telekom Baskets Bonn Game January 8th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, college: Massachusetts) is a 27 year old 198cm shooting guard from San Antonio, Texas that was born in Bitburg Germany and is playing his second season with The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. He is long and athletic and capable of defending anyone on the floor; ability to accelerate and finish around the basket. Possesses an outstanding basketball IQ. He played at Long island (NCAA) from 2002-2004 and then went to UMASS from 2005-2007. In 2007, he played in Denmark leading the league in scoring for Team FOG Naestved playing 24 games: Score-1 (24.5ppg), 4.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 71.0%. He was the Danish player of the year in 2008 and was the 2008 Allstar game MVP. In 2008-2009, he played in Austria for Kraftwerk Wels playing 45 games averaging 20.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 66.6%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 68.5%. In 2009-2010, he moved to the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig and played 40 games: 10.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 74.6%. Last season for Braunschweig, he played 37 games: 14.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 78.7% . This season, he played with Vanoli-Braga Cremona (Italy-SerieA ) averaging 4,1ppg and 2,7rpg in seven games. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Telekom baskets Bonn January 8th.

A huge 109-59 win against Phoenix Hagen at home. After mustering only 49 points in Frankfurt the Artland Dragons scored 60 points more at home. What did the team do better against Hagen than Frankfurt besides scoring?

We were able to get frequent stops and transition points. We also rebounded the ball well.

Did Stefan Koch do a long video session or did the team just come out refreshed in the new year and do what they know they can do best?

We were well prepared and guys were really clicking offensively

Artland outscored Phoenix Hagen 34-9 in the third quarter. Everything seemed to be working on offense that you could of even inserted Toby the Dragon for some minutes? Lol

I think he did play a little bit lol

How important is it having production from so many guys including a Adam Hess who isnt logging as many minutes as in the past?

Adam can always put the ball in the basket. I think having such a group effort and to do it in front of our fans gave us a confidence boost to continue getting better.

You continue to have strong games. How is the relationship with Stefan Koch? What has been his biggest plus that has helped you be successful?

Our relationship is good. He has shown confidence in me to help the team and I appreciate that privilege.

The next game is against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. They started hot, but have struggled the last months.

We are not underestimating them. We will have to be focused to win.

They can put many points on the board, but have a thin bench. What will be key in getting the win?

Defense.

What NBA team would you like to see be successful this season and why?

The Spurs, because there is no place like home and the dynasty is still alive!

What NBA player do you see getting rookie of the year?

Ricky Rubio

Thanks Brandon for the chat.



Chris Kramer (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) Pregame Thoughts To Walter Tigers Tuebingen Game January 8th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) is a 23 year old 191cm guard from Huntington, Indiana that is playing his first season in Germany for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. He played at Purdue from 2006-2010 reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010 and in his senior year he played 35 games averaging 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 74.7%. In the summer of 2010, he played NBA Summer league in Orlando for the Indiana Pacers. As a rookie last season he played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) playing 41 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.9%. Last summer, he played for Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN) playing 12 games averaging 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 69.8%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen January 8th.

Congrats on the 84-65 win against 8 time Beko BBL champion Alba Berlin. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg are struggling on the road, but continue to win most of their home games.Does the team feel added pressure to have to win at home?

We don't feel any added pressure to win the home games. I think no matter what league you are in protecting your home court is key. We have done a pretty good job of that thus far and on the road we have been in just about every game. We need to find a way to win and not a way to lose.

After a slow start, the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg got going in the second quarter. What adjustments did the team make?

We missed some shots in the early part of the game and then in second quarter we really established an inside presence with Jason Boone. He was huge for us in this game.

In the second quarter, Wurzburg outscored Alba Berlin 49-32. What was key in the second half for getting the win?

Like I said earlier we established a good post presence and then we picked up our defense and were able to get stops which lead to a few easy buckets for us.

The team limited Dashaun Wood to six points and five assists in 38 minutes. What was key for making life difficult for him?

He is a great player and we just tried to pressure him and make him take contested shots. We were able to have multiple guys rotate onto him, which was a key for us.

The next game is against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. They have many rookies including Vaughn Duggins and Tyrone Nash. Did you ever play them in the NCAA and what do you remember of them?

I never played against any of them in college. I know Vaughn from High School and he is a very good player with a scorers mentality. Tyrone Nash, Reggie Redding, etc were all great collegiate players as well.

Tuebingen is a very strong team at home. What will be key in getting the win?

We have to get off to a good start and play with intensity on the defensive end. With the skilled that they have everyone will need to be prepared to guard their man. Another key for us is limiting other teams runs.


What NBA team would you like to see be a success this season?

I would like to see the Heat win a Championship. I just want Lebron to get his first ring so all the critics will get off of his back. The way they have played thus far in the season they are the clean cut favorite to win it. Can they keep it up....we will see.


Which NBA player do you see as being the top favorite for rookie of the year?

Norris Cole is in a great position to be rookie of the year but he has some others that are in contention as well. Cole puts a lot of pressure on the defense and is getting easy baskets because he has the dynamic duo of Wade and James playing beside him. Kemba Walker and Ricky Rubio can also make a run at this honor but if N. Cole keeps playing well and the Heat keep winning then he should win ROY.

Thanks Chris for the chat.




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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 12-3 
 2. Kirchheim 12-4 
 3. Crailsheim 11-5 
 4. Chemnitz 9-6 
 5. Webmoebel 8-7 
 6. NBC 8-7 
 7. Duesseldorf 8-7 
 8. Jena 8-8 
 9. Heidelberg 7-7 
 10. Ehingen 7-8 
 11. Cuxhaven 6-9 
 12. ETB Wohnbau 6-10 
 13. Braves 5-10 
 14. Karlsruhe 5-10 
 15. Leitershofen 2-13 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets18.3 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.17.5 
 3. Carter, Phoenix16.9 
 4. Foster, B.Muenchen15.5 
 5. Jonusas, Phoenix15.2 
 6. Ensminger, Teleko.15.1 
 7. Leuer, Fraport SKY14.8 
 8. Swann, Ratiopharm14.5 
 9. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.4 
 10. Burrell, EWE B.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.3 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 4. Evans, Goettingen7.9 
 5. Davidson, Fraport7.9 
 6. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.8 
 7. Sykes, Goettingen7.1 
 8. Watts, Ratiopharm7.1 
 9. Zirbes, TBB Trier6.6 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.4 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.5.8 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.3 
 4. Wood, ALBA5.3 
 5. Brown, EWE Baskets5.2 
 6. Brewer, Bremerha.5.1 
 7. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.8 
 8. Campbell, Walter T.4.5 
 9. Gibson, Bayreuth4.2 
 10. Everett, Bremerha.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Nate LINHART
  TBB Trier
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Linhart, TBB Trier1.9 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.1.6 
 3. Dorris, EnBW L.1.6 
 4. Redding, Walter T.1.5 
 5. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 6. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 7. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.4 
 8. Carter, Phoenix1.4 
 9. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.3 
 10. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.9 
 2. Gaffney, Teleko.1.8 
 3. Slaughter, Brose B.1.7 
 4. Looby, EnBW L.1.7 
 5. Davidson, Fraport1.5 
 6. Pleiss, Brose B.1.4 
 7. King, Art.Dragons1.3 
 8. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.1 
 9. Redding, Walter T.1.0 
 10. Boone, s.Oliver.0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Martin SAMARCO
  Karlsruhe
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Samarco, Karlsruhe21.1 
 2. McKiver, Braves20.2 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf19.7 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel19.3 
 5. Alexander, ETB W.18.7 
 6. Hassan, Leitersh.18.2 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe17.8 
 8. Howard, Karlsruhe17.5 
 9. Webb, Crailsheim17.3 
 10. Reid, MBC17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.7 
 2. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.6 
 3. Black, Jena8.2 
 4. Webb, Crailsheim8.1 
 5. Lawson, Chemnitz7.7 
 6. Harris, Cuxhaven7.4 
 7. Richardson, Leiter.7.2 
 8. Mason, Webmoebel6.9 
 9. De Michael, NBC6.8 
 10. Watts, Heidelberg6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Kirchheim
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Smith, Kirchheim6.0 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz5.7 
 3. Jeka, Braves5.5 
 4. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.9 
 5. Hill, Crailsheim4.7 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg4.6 
 7. Diggs, Webmoebel4.5 
 8. Chavis, NBC4.5 
 9. Rice, Cuxhaven4.4 
 10. Reese, Duesseldo.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.3 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.1.9 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz1.7 
 5. Capel, Cuxhaven1.7 
 6. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.6 
 7. Alexander, ETB W.1.5 
 8. Diggs, Webmoebel1.5 
 9. Williamson, Ehingen1.5 
 10. Harris, NBC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.8 
 2. De Michael, NBC1.5 
 3. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 4. Williamson, Ehingen1.2 
 5. Oakes, MBC0.9 
 6. Okoye, NBC0.9 
 7. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 8. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.9 
 9. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 10. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Kosta CHARALAMPIDIS
  KAO.
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Charalampidi., KAO.18.6 
 2. Kommatos, Marousi18.5 
 3. Christmas, AGOR18.5 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS16.4 
 5. Tapoutos, Aris16.3 
 6. Gagaloudis, Marousi15.8 
 7. Baynes, Ikaros15.6 
 8. James, Aris15.1 
 9. Bavcic, KAOD14.8 
 10. Hatten, Kolossos14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Baynes, Ikaros9.5 
 2. Bavcic, KAOD8.8 
 3. Stepheson, Panio.8.1 
 4. Haritopoulos, Maro.7.8 
 5. Goree, PAOK7.1 
 6. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 7. Kommatos, Marousi6.7 
 8. Giddens, PAOK6.7 
 9. Muldrow, Aris6.3 
 10. Tapoutos, Aris6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Marousi
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.5 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.1 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.5.0 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.0 
 5. James, Aris4.7 
 6. Charalampidi., KAO.4.3 
 7. Petroulas, Periste.3.8 
 8. Thompson, Ilysi.3.8 
 9. Wright, AGOR3.4 
 10. Mocnik, Perister.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl THOMPSON
  Ilysi.
  (173-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thompson, Ilysi.2.3 
 2. Wright, AGOR2.1 
 3. James, Aris1.8 
 4. Calathes, Panathin.1.7 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.7 
 6. Tsamis, Kolossos1.6 
 7. Logan, Panathin.1.5 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos1.4 
 9. Gardener, Ilysiakos1.3 
 10. Chatzis, Ilysiakos1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 2. O''Bryant, Kavala1.7 
 3. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 4. Hines, Olympiakos1.2 
 5. Stepheson, Panio.1.0 
 6. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Scott, Peristeri GS0.9 
 8. Elegar, Marousi0.8 
 9. Giddens, PAOK0.8 
 10. Gardener, Ilysiak.0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos ARGYROPOYLOS
  Apollo.
  (188-G-78)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Argyropoylos, Apol.19.8 
 2. Iliadis, Ermis L.19.7 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.3 
 4. Psileas, Lavrio17.8 
 5. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.6 
 6. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.5 
 7. Magounis, Panele.16.7 
 8. Pettas, Doxa L.16.5 
 9. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.16.4 
 10. Sklavos, AEK15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris LOLAS
  Amyntas .
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Lolas, Amyntas8.8 
 2. Toutziarakis, OFI8.4 
 3. Krolo, Apollon Pat.8.3 
 4. Gizogiannis, Arkad.8.1 
 5. Sklavos, AEK7.8 
 6. Maglos, AE.7.7 
 7. Macheras, Panery.7.7 
 8. Margaritis, Ikaroi7.1 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi6.9 
 10. Kakiouzis, Lavrio6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.5 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas5.9 
 3. Nikou, Panelefs.5.4 
 4. Koronidis, Perama5.3 
 5. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.9 
 6. Kaberidis, Ikaroi4.6 
 7. Makris, Pagrati4.5 
 8. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.3 
 9. Panagakis, OFI4.1 
 10. Argyropoylos, Apo.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Evaggelis MARGARITIS
  Ikaroi S.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 2. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.9 
 3. Magounis, Panele.1.8 
 4. Pettas, Doxa L.1.7 
 5. Nikitakis, Nea K.1.6 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.6 
 7. Kopsaftis, Arkad.1.5 
 8. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 9. Pekovic, Doxa L.1.4 
 10. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryan BRACEY
  Pagrati
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1
 1. Bracey, Pagrati1.0 
 2. Katoufas, Panery.0.9 
 3. Toutziarakis, OFI0.9 
 4. Libaris-P., Doxa L.0.9 
 5. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 6. Krolo, Apollon Pat.0.8 
 7. Petrodimopou., Nea0.7 
 8. Psileas, Lavrio0.7 
 9. Koukounias, Nea K.0.6 
 10. Katiakos, OFI0.6 


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


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


A2 Round 13: Leader Panelefsiniakos lose to Perama Ermis - by Eurobasket News
Top ranked Panelefsiniakos (10-3) recorded its third loss in Eleusina on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by tenth ranked Perama Ermis (7-6) 88-85. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Panelefsiniakos. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 23-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Panelefsiniakos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Leonidas Skoutaris (198-77, college: Cleveland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Cypriot guard Aristides Koronidis (188-82) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Perama Ermis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Panelefsiniakos at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Perama Ermis is looking forward to face Ikaroi Serron (#7) in Serres in the next round. Panelefsiniakos will play on the road against Panerythraikos (#12) in New Eritrea and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked AEK (9-4) against twelfth ranked Doxa Lefkadas (6-7) on Saturday night. Visiting AEK was defeated by Doxa Lefkadas in Lefkadas 64-52. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of AEK. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Nikos Pettas (195-81) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. Marko Pekovic contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Doxa Lefkadas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Dimitris Despos (209-76, agency: FCM) answered with 10 points and 9 rebounds for AEK. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Panerythraikos and Nea Kifisia. AEK at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Apollon Patras. Doxa Lefkadas will play against bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (#16) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. AEK's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Amyntas Dafnis.
Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-66 loss to sixth ranked Lavrio (8-5) in Lavrio on Saturday evening. Nikos Psileas stepped up and scored 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Lavrio's coach Christos Serellis felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Alex Stevovic responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Lavrio moved-up to fourth place. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Lavrio will meet at home Ermis Lagkada (#8) in the next round. AEK/Argous will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Athens, where higher ranked OFI (7-6) lost to thirteenth ranked Nea Kifisia (6-7) in a road game 53-64. Christos Petrodimopoulos nailed 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Nea Kifisia moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Panerythraikos and Doxa Lefkadas. OFI at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Nea Kifisia's next round opponent will be Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos which should be theoretically an easy game. OFI will play at home against Arkadikos (#5) in Arkadia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 13 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Periko/Arhelaos was defeated by Amyntas Dafnis in Athens 73-61. Arkadikos smashed Pagrati at home 82-63. Panerythraikos lost to Apollon Patras on the opponent's court 54-70. Ermis Lagkada managed to outperform Ikaroi Serron in a home game 77-73.
The best stats of 13th round was 18 points and 10 rebounds by Alexandros Raptis of Pagrati.


Amyntas Dafnis - Periko/Arhelaos 73-61

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Athens where 14th ranked Periko/Arhelaos (5-8) was defeated by fifteenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (5-8) 73-61. The game was mostly controlled by Amyntas Dafnis. Periko/Arhelaos was better in third quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Amyntas Dafnis forced 22 Periko/Arhelaos turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Periko/Arhelaos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Kostas Vardavas (193-81) nailed 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Thodoris Vardianos (193-78) accounted for 13 points. Forward Thodoris Panaras (195-77) came up with 14 points and 4 assists and guard Kostas Bechlivanis (180-74, agency: FCM) added 10 points respectively for Periko/Arhelaos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Amyntas Dafnis moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Pagrati and Periko/Arhelaos. Amyntas Dafnis' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena AEK.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: T.Vardianos 13+2reb+1ast, K.Vardavas 13+9reb+1ast, G.Sourlis 10+2reb+2ast, S.Tsougarakis 8+4reb, D.Chilaris 8+3reb+1ast, L.Zoupas 7+7ast
Periko/Arhelaos: T.Panaras 14+3reb+4ast, K.Bechlivanis 10+4reb+3ast, D.Marmarinos 9+8reb, P.Martzos 9+7reb+1ast, G.Maltesios 6+2reb, G.Damalis 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 138419


Nea Kifisia - OFI 64-53

We should mention about the upset which took place in Athens, where higher ranked OFI (7-6) lost to thirteenth ranked Nea Kifisia (6-7) in a road game 53-64. The game was mostly controlled by Nea Kifisia. OFI was better in third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding OFI to just 5 points in second quarter. Power forward Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-80, agency: FCM) nailed 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and guard Dimitris Menoudakos (192-83) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Nea Kifisia players scored in double figures. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: FCM) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American-Icelandic guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for OFI in the defeat. Nea Kifisia moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Panerythraikos and Doxa Lefkadas. OFI at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Nea Kifisia's next round opponent will be Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos which should be theoretically an easy game. OFI will play at home against Arkadikos (#5) in Arkadia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nea Kifisia: C.Petrodimopoulos 14+8reb+1ast, T.Sioutis 13+2reb+1ast, D.Menoudakos 13+6reb+3ast, F.Moschovitis 10+3reb+3ast, N.Kokkalis 9+5reb+4ast, M.Kolokas 5+8reb+1ast
OFI: S.Toutziarakis 19+11reb, D.Lewis 10+6reb+1ast, C.Papanikolaou 8+1ast, A.Sizopoulos 7+4reb+1ast, A.Bardas 4+3reb+2ast, G.Kerasovitis 3+4ast
gschID: 138420


Arkadikos - Pagrati 82-63

No shocking result in a game in Arkadia where seventh ranked Arkadikos (7-6) smashed 11th ranked Pagrati (5-8) 82-63. The game was mostly controlled by Arkadikos. Pagrati was better in fourth quarter 21-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Miron Papadakis (183-88) nailed 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Serbian forward Predrag Kosanovic (203-76, agency: BeoExcell) accounted for 16 points. Four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Forward Alexandros Raptis (200-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and guard Giannis Dimakos (194-94) added 16 points respectively for Pagrati in the defeat. Pagrati's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Arkadikos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Pagrati at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Arkadikos' next round opponent will be OFI (#6) in Heraklion. Pagrati will play at home against the league's second-placed Apollon Patras (#2).
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: P.Kosanovic 16+3reb, S.Tosic 14+2reb+1ast, A.Gizogiannis 11+6reb+1ast, S.Gizogiannis 10+5reb+1ast, P.Ifantis 10+7reb+2ast, M.Papadakis 9+6reb+6ast
Pagrati: A.Raptis 18+10reb, G.Dimakos 16+3reb+2ast, A.Sigounas 10+5reb+3ast, S.Veskoukis 5+1reb, A.Antonakis 4, G.Madalvanos 3+1reb
gschID: 138421


Apollon Patras - Panerythraikos 70-54

Very expected game when 8th ranked Panerythraikos (6-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Apollon Patras (9-4) 70-54. The game was mostly controlled by Apollon Patras. Panerythraikos was better in fourth quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apollon Patras dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Panerythraikos' 22 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Panerythraikos 42-26 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Panerythraikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-77, agency: BeoExcell) nailed 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Nikos Argyropoylos (188-78) accounted for 17 points (made all of his eight free throws). Four Apollon Patras players scored in double figures. Guard Stelios Kontoudis (185-73) came up with 18 points and forward Sotiris Katoufas (206-79) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Panerythraikos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Apollon Patras moved-up to second place, which they share with AEK. Panerythraikos at the other side dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Apollon Patras' next round opponent will be Pagrati (#13) in Athens which should be an easy win for them. Panerythraikos will play at home against the league's leader Panelefsiniakos in Eleusina.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: N.Argyropoylos 17+2reb+3ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 16+9reb+3ast, I.Krolo 10+4reb+1ast, T.Zafiris 10+7reb, S.Daniil 5+6reb+1ast, P.Kaperonis 4+4reb
Panerythraikos: S.Kontoudis 18+1reb+3ast, S.Katoufas 10+6reb, G.Rodostoglou 7+2reb+1ast, K.Macheras 7+7reb, T.Straganiotis 3+2reb+1ast, N.Pritsos 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 138422


Panelefsiniakos - Perama Ermis 85-88

Top ranked Panelefsiniakos (10-3) recorded its third loss in Eleusina on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by tenth ranked Perama Ermis (7-6) 88-85. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Panelefsiniakos. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 23-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Panelefsiniakos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Leonidas Skoutaris (198-77, college: Cleveland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Cypriot guard Aristides Koronidis (188-82) chipped in 18 points and 7 assists. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists and guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) added 22 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Five Perama Ermis and four Panelefsiniakos players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Perama Ermis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Panelefsiniakos at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Perama Ermis is looking forward to face Ikaroi Serron (#7) in Serres in the next round. Panelefsiniakos will play on the road against Panerythraikos (#12) in New Eritrea and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Perama Ermis: A.Koronidis 18+1reb+7ast, M.Milicevic 13+5reb, L.Skoutaris 13+11reb+3ast, K.Paschalis 12+5reb, D.Tsarouchas 10+5reb, D.Karabatsos 10+2reb+1ast
Panelefsiniakos: S.Magounis 22+4reb+1ast, T.Nikou 17+3reb+11ast, V.Koukouravas 14+1ast, G.Kyriakopoulos 14+3reb+6ast, C.Deligiannis 8+8reb+1ast, N.Voulgaris 6+5reb
gschID: 138423


Doxa Lefkadas - AEK 64-52

Very important is a road loss of second ranked AEK (9-4) against twelfth ranked Doxa Lefkadas (6-7) on Saturday night. Visiting AEK was defeated by Doxa Lefkadas in Lefkadas 64-52. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of AEK. The game was mostly controlled by Doxa Lefkadas. AEK was better in second period 10-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Nikos Pettas (195-81) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian guard Marko Pekovic (193-81, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Doxa Lefkadas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Dimitris Despos (209-76, agency: FCM) answered with 10 points and 9 rebounds and forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-77) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for AEK. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Panerythraikos and Nea Kifisia. AEK at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Apollon Patras. Doxa Lefkadas will play against bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (#16) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. AEK's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Amyntas Dafnis.
Top scorers:
Doxa Lefkadas: N.Pettas 21+8reb+3ast, M.Pekovic 13+1reb+4ast, K.Tsotsos 7+3reb, N.Libaris-Psomas 7+4reb+1ast, D.Rallis 5+1ast, G.Skoufis 5+2reb
AEK: V.Sklavos 12+7reb, F.Vasilopoulos 11+1reb+6ast, D.Despos 10+9reb+1ast, A.Falekas 5+1reb, P.Noeas 5+8reb, A.Mantzaris 5+3reb
gschID: 138416


Lavrio - AEK/Argous 92-66

Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-66 loss to sixth ranked Lavrio (8-5) in Lavrio on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Lavrio led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by AEK/Argous' players. Forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) stepped up and scored 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and swingman Giorgos Tirlas (197-80) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Lavrio players scored in double figures. Lavrio's coach Christos Serellis felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side naturalized Serbian guard Alex Stevovic (191-90) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Kostas Maglos (208-75, college: Boston Coll.) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Lavrio moved-up to fourth place. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Lavrio will meet at home Ermis Lagkada (#8) in the next round. AEK/Argous will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: N.Psileas 21+5reb+2ast, G.Psomaderis 14+4reb+1ast, D.Giannakopoulos 12+6reb+4ast, G.Tirlas 10+9reb+5ast, G.Kakiouzis 10+6reb+4ast, V.Kounas 9+1reb+4ast
AEK/Argous: A.Stevovic 28+9reb+1ast, K.Maglos 12+8reb, G.Koukounias 10+4reb, P.Efstratiou 7+5reb+3ast, G.Flevaris 5+3reb+1ast, G.Vavatsikos 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 138417


Ermis Lagkada - Ikaroi Serron 77-73

There was a surprise result in Lagadas where ninth ranked Ermis Lagkada (7-6) beat 4th placed Ikaroi Serron (7-6) 77-73. Ikaroi Serron was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 48-37 second half run of Ermis Lagkada. Guard Spyros Kekelis (181-80) nailed 22 points and 4 assists for the winning side and center Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-80) accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ermis Lagkada players scored in double figures. Guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) came up with 21 points and 4 assists and power forward Evaggelis Margaritis (202-82) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Ikaroi Serron in the defeat. Ermis Lagkada moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Ikaroi Serron. Ikaroi Serron lost fifth consecutive game. Ermis Lagkada's next round opponent will be higher ranked Lavrio (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ikaroi Serron will play against Perama Ermis.
Top scorers:
Ermis Lagkada: S.Kekelis 22+2reb+4ast, G.Anagnostopoulos 19+8reb, S.Nisiotis 13+9reb+3ast, S.Iliadis 10+6reb+2ast, T.Onasoglou 9+2reb+3ast, S.Lefkaditis 3+1reb+1ast
Ikaroi Serron: K.Totsios 21+2reb+4ast, E.Margaritis 14+6reb+1ast, G.Theodorakos 10+1reb+2ast, K.Pehlivanis 8+1reb+1ast, F.Simeonidis 6+8reb+2ast, P.Gripsios 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 138418




A1:Round 12 - Maroussi lost its 11th straight game while PAOK & Olympiakos won - by Chris Mammides
In the first part of the 12th round (three games will take place tomorrow) we had two amazing derbies while the supposed to be derby in Kavala never took place as the visitors of Coach Ivkovic were very well prepared after the loss of Panathinaikos in the specific home court. So, the analysis of the 3 games was as follows:

PAOK - Ikaros Kallitheas 81-76
With fatal player being the Australian center Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) as he lost both the free throws 37 seconds before the end of the game and the chance to bring it to just 3 points and give some chances to a possible total recall for his team, Ikaros of Coach Lykogiannis lost the game in Pylaia.
After an amazing second half, Ikaros players and mostly the three B's (Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, college: UNLV), Aron Baynes and Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida)) cut the difference to the final score, the difference which went up to 20 points for PAOK of Coach Markopoulos who saw the MVP of the game J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, college: N.Mexico) to be from an outer space in the first half (he scored 23 point in less than 17 minutes) and gave to his team a deficit of 20 with less than 2 minutes to go from the half time.
The game at the beginning was a continuous monologue for PAOK as J.R. Giddens and Kalabokis with vital assistance from Kalles were unstoppable and ended the first period with 26-20. On the other side, Ikaros saw an early foul problem to his top performer in the last weeks game Mexican Romel Beck and Jimmy Baxter took the leading role together with the Australian Aron Baynes.
The 2nd period was amazing for 8.5 minutes for PAOK as his players outscored their opponents by 14-0 with J.R. Giddens scoring from all over while the newcomer Aleksic showed that he will be needing some more games with his team-mates to be able to help his team. The result was 55-35 but in the last 1.5 minutes Ikaros reacted and with Vasiljevic and Koumpuras succeed an amazing 7-0 to cut the deficit to 13 by the end of the first half 55-42
The 3rd quarter Ikaros was more solid with better defense and with Skordilis Papargyropoulos and Aron Baynes gaining the battle of the air Ikaros cut the deficit even more and the quarter ended with 66-57.
The 4th quarter, Ikaros continue his crescent with the Mexican Romel Beck and the Australian Aron Baynes and were able to cut the deficit even more but unfortunately the top scorer of Ikaros, Aron Baynes was not calm enough to gain the game for his team.
Top scorers:
PAOK: J.R. Giddens 28 points and 7 rebounds, Kalabokis 21, Dikoudis and Kalles 10 per head
Ikaros: Aron Baynes 23 points and 8 rebounds, Jimmy Baxter 15, Romel Beck 13 and Koumpouras 10

Maroussi - KAOD 74-75
An ex player of Maroussi killed the team of Coach Linardos as Kosta Charalampidis was the man to score the last basket with six seconds to go and delete the dreamd of the Marousi players for their premier victory after ten defeats, Charalampidis brought his team in the leading position for the first and last time in the game at the very end.
Maroussi lost a great chance to succeed its first victory as it was leading the game for 39,5 minutes was leading the game with differences as many as 12 points but of course and at the end the 2 players who where scoring on behalf of Maroussi, Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) and Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78) got tired and naturally were not able to keep the paste against five players of the opponents so it was natural why both Yannis Gagaloudis and Nestoras Kommatos missed their shots at the last 6 seconds to give the victory to their team
The newcomer Chris Monroe (191-G-81, college: G.Washington) was the MVP of the game as his 20 points were scored in the most crucial part of the game and he was the player to defend his team when the deficits were in double digits and less.
The quarters were: 22-21, 40-31, 60-59, 74-75
Top scorers:
Maroussi: Yannis Gagaloudis 29 points 5 rebounds and 8 assists, Nestoras Kommatos 23 points and 7 rebounds, Sakellariou 11 points and 4 rebounds
PAOK: Chris Monroe 20, Hant 12 and Kakaroudis 11

Kavala - Olympiakos Piraeus 63-82
The miracles are happening only once so Kavala realized from the beginning that Olympiakos traveled there having in mind the negative result of Panathinaikos, as even though the first quarter was balanced, after that the Reds over-scored their opponents with an amazing 13-26 and with very good defense over the key players, Taylor and O Bryant Olympiakos of Coach Ivkovic with solid and team-game had no problem against Kavala. Priftis saw only Vassilis Symtsak (205-F/C-81) to be able to fight against the Reds as all the others were in a very low productivity mainly due to the solid defense of Olympiakos.
The quarters of the game were: 13-14, 26-40, 45-65, 63-82
Top scorers:
Kavala: Vassilis Symtsak 17 points and 6 rebounds (No other player had a double digit)
Olympiakos: Kyle Hines (198-F-86) 15, Printezis 11 and Gecevicius 10.




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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 11-3 
 2. Groningen 10-4 
 3. Leiden 8-4 
 4. Leeuwarden 8-6 
 5. Zwolle 8-7 
 6. Nijmegen 7-6 
 7. Rotterdam 2-12 
 8. Weert 1-13 


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Parker's 34-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old guard Charles Parker (193-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Keflavik and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 34 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Keflavik in his team's victory, helping them to beat IR (#6, 5-5) 95-84. Keflavik maintains the 3rd position in Icelandic league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Keflavik will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. In the team's last game Parker had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Keflavik's top player in his first season with the team. Charles Parker averages this season 18.9ppg and 7.9rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Maurice Miller (187-G-88) of Tindastoll. He is American guard in his first season at Tindastoll. In the last game Miller recorded impressive triple-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Bad luck as Tindastoll was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked Snaefell (4-6) 100-99. Tindastoll is still in a red zone at 9th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Miller is a newcomer at Tindastoll and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Nemanja Sovic (198-F-77) of IR (#6). Sovic scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Sovic's great performance IR lost 84-95 to the higher-ranked Keflavik (#3, 7-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing IR needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Sovic has a great season in Iceland. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.7ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nathan Walkup (200-F-88) of Fjolnir - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Junior Hairston (203-F-84) of Thor Thorl - 25 points and 14 rebounds
6. Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-F) of Snaefell - 26 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Joshua Brown (187-G-88) of KR - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jon Sverrisson (197-F-88) of Fjolnir - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Christopher Smith (198-F-82) of Haukar - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87) of Grindavik - 24 points and 9 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)


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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gege NAGATA
  Pacific .
  (185-F-88)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Nagata, Pacific14.8 
 2. Chandra, Pelita J.13.7 
 3. Sapto, Muba H.13.6 
 4. Dewanto, Pelita J.13.5 
 5. Wisnu, Satria Muda13.2 
 6. Wuwungan, Satya W.13.1 
 7. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.12.9 
 8. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.9 
 9. Rizky Ardian., Bim.12.1 
 10. Ahmad, Satria Mu.11.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.11.5 
 2. Sitepu, Satria M.9.3 
 3. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.5 
 4. Wuwungan, Satya W.7.3 
 5. Poedjakesuma, Peli.7.3 
 6. Haryoko, CLS K.7.3 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.7.0 
 8. Sasmito, Pacific6.7 
 9. Heryadi, Muba H.6.6 
 10. Regowo, Aspac6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dirk GERUNGAN
  Aspac
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Gerungan, Aspac3.6 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.5 
 3. Sartika, Bima Sakti3.4 
 4. Widyanto, Pacifi.3.2 
 5. Uniputty, Comfor.3.0 
 6. Dhay, Pacific2.9 
 7. Hardianus, Muba H.2.8 
 8. Wilopo, Muba H.2.8 
 9. Muharri, CLS K.2.6 
 10. Trisakti, Aspac2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.3 
 2. Uniputty, Comfor.3.0 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda2.5 
 4. Gerungan, Aspac2.4 
 5. Michel, Satria Muda2.3 
 6. Muharri, CLS K.2.3 
 7. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.2 
 8. Sura, Garuda2.2 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.2.1 
 10. Sartika, Bima Sak.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian Ronaldo SITEPU
  Satria M.
  (200-C/F-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Sitepu, Satria M.2.7 
 2. Teguh, Muba H.2.4 
 3. Ruslan, Stadium2.3 
 4. Damanik, NSH G.1.8 
 5. Thoyib, Aspac1.8 
 6. Sitaniapesy, Comfo.1.6 
 7. Sasmito, Pacific1.3 
 8. Arizki, Aspac1.1 
 9. Gunawan, Satya W.1.1 
 10. Sapto, Muba H.1.0 


NBL Round 10: Satria Muda edges Pelita Jaya by three points - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in NBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the NBL took place in Jakarta. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Pelita Jaya (5-2) to top-ranked Satria Muda (6-0) 86-83 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pelita Jaya. The hosts 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 86-83. Satria Muda dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Pelita Jaya's 28. Satria Muda forced 19 Pelita Jaya turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Pelita Jaya helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Faisal Julius Ahmad (179-81) fired 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International power forward Christian Ronaldo Sitepu (200-86) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. International forward Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-86) produced 17 points for lost side. Pelita Jaya's coach Rastafari Horongbala rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Satria Muda have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Defending champion Pelita Jaya keeps the second place with two games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pelita Jaya will play at home against Muba Hangtuah in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Riau. Local NSH GMC Riau (1-5) was outscored by seventh ranked Stadium Jakarta (3-3) 63-27. Worth to mention a great performance of Randolph Ariestedes (197-87) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 6 rebounds. Daniel Iskandar contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ryan Febriyan (194-87) replied with 6 points and 5 rebounds for NSH GMC Riau. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Stadium Jakarta moved-up to sixth place, which they share with CLS Knights. NSH GMC Riau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. Stadium Jakarta will play against Bima Sakti (#10) at home in the next round. NSH GMC Riau will play against Garuda in Bandung to get more than just one victory in their record.

In the last game of round 10 Pacific Caesar defeated Comfort Mobile in Surabaya 70-64.
The best stats of 10th round was 23 points and 6 rebounds by Gege Nagata of Pacific Caesar.



Satria Muda - Pelita Jaya 86-83

The most exciting game of round 10 in the NBL took place in Jakarta. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Pelita Jaya (5-2) to top-ranked Satria Muda (6-0) 86-83 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pelita Jaya. The hosts 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 86-83. Satria Muda dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Pelita Jaya's 28. Satria Muda forced 19 Pelita Jaya turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Pelita Jaya helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Faisal Julius Ahmad (179-81) fired 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International power forward Christian Ronaldo Sitepu (200-86) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. International forward Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-86) produced 17 points and the former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Satria Muda and five Pelita Jaya players scored in double figures. Pelita Jaya's coach Rastafari Horongbala rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Satria Muda have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Defending champion Pelita Jaya keeps the second place with two games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pelita Jaya will play at home against Muba Hangtuah in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pelita Jaya: D.Aryo Dewanto 17+4reb+2ast, E.Sebayang 14+2reb+1ast, A.Chandra 11+2reb+1ast, K.Purwanto 10+2reb+3ast, P.Indrawan 10+7reb+1ast, R.Christanto Chandra 7+3reb
Satria Muda: C.Ronaldo Sitepu 20+5reb+1ast, A.Wisnu 15+7reb+1ast, V.Michel 14+7reb+3ast, F.Julius Ahmad 14+9reb+4ast, W.Situmorang 9+4reb, B.Siregar 5+3reb+1ast
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Comfort Mobile - Pacific Caesar 64-70

Everything could happen in Jakarta at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Pacific Caesar and 9th ranked Comfort Mobile had identical 2-4 record. But Comfort Mobile was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Surabaya 70-64. Comfort Mobile was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 40-29 second half run of Pacific Caesar. They also forced 19 Comfort Mobile turnovers. Comfort Mobile was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Gege Nagata (185-88) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. Center Eko Sasmito (188-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Four Pacific Caesar players scored in double figures. point guard Richardo Orlando Uniputty (163-87) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Johanis Ingutali (194-87) added 13 points and 4 blocks in the effort for Comfort Mobile. Comfort Mobile's coach Bintoro tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Pacific Caesar have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 3-4 record. Comfort Mobile lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Comfort Mobile: R.Orlando Uniputty 14+5reb+2ast, H.Herlusdityo 14+3reb, J.Ingutali 13+4reb+1ast, A.Sabara 8+4reb+1ast, R.Rudini 6+7reb+1ast, A.Hermawan 5
Pacific Caesar: G.Nagata 23+6reb+1ast, E.Sasmito 14+11reb+2ast, P.King Dhay 10+2reb+5ast, H.Listiyono 10+6reb+1ast, D.Galih 8+4reb+2ast, I.Widyanto 4+4reb+4ast
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NSH GMC Riau - Stadium Jak. 27-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Riau. Local NSH GMC Riau (1-5) was outscored by seventh ranked Stadium Jakarta (3-3) 63-27. Stadium Jakarta dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 3 points in second quarter and to 12 points in first half. Stadium Jakarta held NSH GMC Riau to an opponent 21.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 28.4 percent accuracy of the winners. Stadium Jakarta forced 33 NSH GMC Riau turnovers and outrebounded them 51-30 including a 22-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Randolph Ariestedes (197-87) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Daniel Iskandar (190-71) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ryan Febriyan (194-87) replied with 6 points and 5 rebounds and Reza Israelli (182-82) added 4 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for NSH GMC Riau. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Stadium Jakarta moved-up to sixth place, which they share with CLS Knights. NSH GMC Riau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. Stadium Jakarta will play against Bima Sakti (#10) at home in the next round. NSH GMC Riau will play against Garuda in Bandung to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC Riau: R.Febriyan 6+5reb, B.Damanik 4+3reb, A.Amier 4+2reb, R.Israelli 4+5reb, N.Fadhilah 4+2reb, H.Nurdiansyah 3+3reb
Stadium Jak.: D.Iskandar 11+6reb, R.Ariestedes 10+6reb+2ast, F.Budianto 9+2reb, C.Nurhadi Yusran 7+3reb+1ast, E.Hadi 6+3reb+2ast, A.Sujarwo 6+3reb+2ast
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Best players of Italian Lega2 round 14 - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized Serbian forward David Brkic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for Prima Veroli and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and twelve rebounds, while his team edged out Tezenis Verona (#8, 6-7) in overtime 90-87. Prima Veroli maintains the 14th position in Serbian Lega2. Prima Veroli is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 4-9 record. In the team's last game Brkic had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Prima Veroli and it's hard to imagine this team without him. David Brkic averages this season 13.0ppg and 6.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old American guard Trent Whiting (185-G-76) of Aget Imola. Whiting impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Aget Imola lost that game 77-86 to the higher-ranked Trenkwalder (#1, 10-3). This loss caused Aget Imola to drop to 12th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Whiting is one of the most experienced players at Aget Imola and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 4.6rpg and 3.9apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Dwight Hardy (188-G-87) of second-ranked Giorgio Tesi PT. Hardy got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . Despite Hardy's great performance Giorgio Tesi PT lost 87-91 to the lower-ranked MarcoPoloShop (#11, 6-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Giorgio Tesi PT needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Hardy has a great season in Italy. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.6ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shawn Huff (198-G/F-84) of MarcoPoloShop - 28 points and 11 rebounds
5. Andrea Ghiacci (200-G/F-81) of Givova Scafati - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Ryan Thompson (198-G-89) of Centrale Latte - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Givova Scafati - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Gerald Lee (208-F-87) of Prima Veroli - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Austin Freeman (190-G-89) of MarcoPoloShop - 33 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jimmy Hunter (196-G-77) of Enel Brindisi - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists

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


Best players of Italian Nazionale A round 17 - by Eurobasket News
Andrea Vitale (199-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for Treviglio and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 29-year old swingman had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds for Treviglio in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Casalpusterlengo (#4, 9-8) 62-58. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Treviglio maintains the 3rd position in Italian Nazionale A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Treviglio will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. In the team's last game Vitale had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at Treviglio and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Andrea Vitale averages this season 13.9ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Argentinian center Diego Corral (205-C-86, agency: Players Group) of Anagni. Corral impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Anagni lost that game 69-78 to the higher-ranked Ferentino (#3, 11-6). This loss caused Anagni to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-11 record. Corral is a newcomer at Anagni and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-C-82) of Chieti (#3). Rossi scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Chieti, leading his team to a 74-68 win against #4 ranked Latina Basket in a game of the week. Chieti needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 8 lost games. Rossi has a great season in Italy. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.8rpg (#1 in league). He also has 2.8spg and FGP: 54.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bernardo Musso (192-G-86) of Napoli - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Nicola Mei (186-G-85) of Comsum.it SI - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Andrea Capitanelli (203-C-86) of Firenze - 17 points and 13 rebounds
7. Marco Portannese (192-G-89) of Torino - 18 points and 7 rebounds
8. Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) of Omegna - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Marco Tagliabue (206-PF-86) of Ruvo - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Giorgio Sgobba (202-F-92) of Fabriano - 10 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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Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Niigata Albirex 14-8 
 2. Akita NH 13-9 
 3. Hamamatsu P. 13-10 
 4. Sendai 89ers 11-11 
 5. Toyama Grouses 10-10 
 6. Chiba Jets 10-12 
 7. Yokohama BC 9-13 
 8. Shinshu BW 9-13 
 9. Saitama Bron. 7-15 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 7-17 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 19-5 
 2. Osaka Evessa 15-5 
 3. Kyoto Hannar. 15-5 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 15-7 
 5. Fukuoka Rizing 15-9 
 6. Shimane SM 12-10 
 7. Miyazaki SS 11-13 
 8. Oita H.Devils 5-18 
 9. Takamatsu FA 1-21 


BJ League Round 26 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Fifth-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (15-9) was very close to win a game against first ranked Okinawa GK (19-5) on Monday. Okinawa GK managed to secure only ten-point victory 100-90. However their fans expected much easier game. American players dominated the game. David Palmer orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. Okinawa GK have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-5 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 26 Oita H.Devils was smashed by Miyazaki SS on the road 99-80. Okinawa GK won against Fukuoka Rizing on its own court 68-65. Hamamatsu P. unfortunately lost to Niigata Albirex in a road game 70-86. Yokohama BC managed to beat Saitama Bron. at home 87-85. Oita H.Devils defeated Miyazaki SS on the opponent's court 87-74. Niigata Albirex beat Hamamatsu P. in a home game 85-80.
The most impressive performance of 26th round was 22 points and 20 rebounds by Chris Holm of Niigata Albirex.



Miyazaki SS - Oita H.Devils 99-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns' (11-13) home victory over 8th ranked Oita Heat Devils (5-18) 99-80 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Miyazaki Shining Suns. Oita Heat Devils was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Oita Heat Devils 48-37 including 33 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. Forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Matt Lottich (193-82, college: Stanford) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) added 20 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Oita Heat Devils. Five Miyazaki Shining Suns and four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Miyazaki Shining Suns maintains seventh position with 11-13 record. Oita Heat Devils at the other side keep the eighth place with 18 games lost. Miyazaki Shining Suns will face league's leader Niigata Albirex at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 24+8reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 19+4reb+8ast, O.Mims 18+16reb+2ast, O.Shinnosuke 11+4reb+1ast, Y.Tsubasa 10+1ast, D.Dora 10+11reb+5ast
Oita H.Devils: M.Lottich 23+7reb+3ast, W.White 21+7reb+2ast, T.Cummings 20+13reb, S.Umemiya 10+1reb, Z.Atkinson 2+3reb, N.Takushi 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 142054


Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing 68-65

Very expected game when 5th ranked Fukuoka Rizing (15-9) was edged on the road by first ranked Okinawa GK (19-5) 68-65 on Tuesday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 18 points after three quarters before their 28-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Okinawa GK dominated on the defensive end, holding Fukuoka Rizing to just 7 points in fourth quarter. American players dominated the game. Center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Okinawa GK players scored in double figures. Power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL) added 7 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. Okinawa GK have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-5 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: A.McHenry 15+9reb+1ast, M.Yamauchi 13+5reb+1ast, J.Newton 13+14reb+1ast, N.Namizato 12+6reb+4ast, T.Yonamine 10+3reb+3ast, D.Palmer 5+9reb
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Dearman 21+13reb, A.Takeno 12+3reb+4ast, C.Dixon 10+2reb, J.Nakanishi 8+4reb+2ast, G.Hamilton 7+18reb+4ast, K.Palmer 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 142055


Niigata Albirex - Hamamatsu P. 86-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Niigata Albirex's (14-8) home victory over second-ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (13-10) 86-70 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Niigata Albirex led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Niigata Albirex outrebounded Hamamatsu Phoenix 46-26 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Power forward Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont) contributed with 7 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Hamamatsu Phoenix. Niigata Albirex have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-8 record. Defending champion Hamamatsu Phoenix dropped to the third place with ten games lost. Niigata Albirex will face Miyazaki Shining Suns (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: N.Murry 21+9reb+3ast, D.Gordon 16+5reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 14, H.Kondo 11+4reb+5ast, E.Maxey 9+10reb, S.Komatsu 8+2reb+2ast
Hamamatsu P.: J.Parmer 17+12reb, J.Dixon 14+2reb+6ast, W.Arnold 14+2reb+2ast, L.Pomare 8+4reb, M.Ohguchi 8+2reb, A.Ohta 4+3reb
gschID: 142056


Yokohama BC - Saitama Bron. 87-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Saitama Broncos' (7-15) road loss to eighth ranked Yokohama BC (9-13) 85-87 on Friday. Saitama Broncos trailed 48-45 at halftime, rallying from a 28-14 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. They outrebounded Saitama Broncos 40-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Yokohama BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American players dominated the game. Forward Justin Burrell (235-88, college: St.John's) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Chas McFarland (213-86, college: Wake Forest) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) replied with 28 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) added 13 points, 11 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Saitama Broncos. Four Yokohama BC and five Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. Yokohama BC have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Shinshu BW. Saitama Broncos at the other side keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. Yokohama BC will face again Saitama Broncos (#9) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: J.Burrell 20+11reb+4ast, C.McFarland 20+7reb+2ast, M.Kabaya 14+1reb+1ast, M.Simmons 12+10reb+3ast, P.Faye 8+6reb, O.Kimura 6+2reb+7ast
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 28+5reb+2ast, J.Miller 14+5reb, K.Satterfield 13+3reb+11ast, D.Terashita 12+4reb+2ast, Y.Kitamuki 10+1reb, M.Haraguchi 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 142057


Miyazaki SS - Oita H.Devils 74-87

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eighth ranked Oita Heat Devils (5-18) defeated on the road 7th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (11-13) 87-74 on Monday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 30-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with 21 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Miyazaki Shining Suns. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Oita Heat Devils maintains eighth position with 5-18 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns at the other side keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Oita Heat Devils will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: W.White 25+14reb+1ast, T.Cummings 22+10reb+1ast, K.Mitomo 16+4reb+4ast, M.Lottich 11+6reb+2ast, M.Ohara 6+1reb+2ast, N.Takushi 4+2reb+3ast
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 21+8reb+3ast, T.Shimizu 18+1reb+2ast, O.Mims 11+11reb+1ast, L.Witcher 10+13reb+3ast, O.Shinnosuke 8+2reb, Y.Tsubasa 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 166501


Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing 100-90 OT

Fifth-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (15-9) was very close to win a game against first ranked Okinawa GK (19-5) on Monday. Okinawa GK managed to secure only ten-point victory 100-90. However their fans expected much easier game. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Fukuoka Rizing was better in third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Fukuoka Rizing used huge pressure winning it 25-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 4-14. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Okinawa GK made 9 blocks. American players dominated the game. Forward David Palmer (201-82, college: S.Utah) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. Five Okinawa GK and four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Okinawa GK have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-5 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: D.Palmer 30+14reb+2ast, A.McHenry 27+15reb+2ast, J.Newton 13+5reb+3ast, N.Namizato 12+1reb+8ast, N.Kosuge 10+7reb+2ast, M.Yamauchi 4+3reb+1ast
Fukuoka Rizing: C.Dixon 17+10reb+1ast, J.Dearman 16+6reb, A.Takeno 16+1reb+4ast, G.Hamilton 15+15reb+4ast, J.Nakanishi 9+1reb+1ast, S.Ishitani 9+3ast
gschID: 166502


Niigata Albirex - Hamamatsu P. 85-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix's (13-10) road loss to first ranked Niigata Albirex (14-8) 80-85 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hamamatsu Phoenix won third quarter 26-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hamamatsu Phoenix 48-28 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hamamatsu Phoenix was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. Power forward Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) contributed with 25 points for the winners. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: ACMT) replied with 31 points and guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Hamamatsu Phoenix. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Niigata Albirex have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-8 record. Defending champion Hamamatsu Phoenix dropped to the third place with ten games lost. Niigata Albirex will face Miyazaki Shining Suns (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: N.Murry 25+4reb+1ast, C.Holm 22+20reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 10+2reb, E.Maxey 10+10reb+2ast, D.Gordon 8+5reb+1ast, S.Komatsu 5+4reb+2ast
Hamamatsu P.: W.Arnold 31+3reb+3ast, J.Dixon 18+5reb+6ast, J.Parmer 15+7reb+2ast, L.Pomare 6+3reb+1ast, M.Ohguchi 5+5reb, Y.Shiina 3+1reb
gschID: 142053




BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Parker, Shimane SM24.0 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka21.3 
 3. Hargrow, Chiba J.21.0 
 4. Humphrey, Saitama20.7 
 5. White, Oita H.20.4 
 6. Woods, Akita NH20.1 
 7. Flowers, Saitama19.9 
 8. Staten, Chiba Jets19.6 
 9. Roberts, Shins.19.5 
 10. Gardener, Akita NH19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.14.5 
 2. Roberts, Shins.11.1 
 3. Hamilton, Fukuok.10.8 
 4. Malloy, Iwate B.10.6 
 5. Staten, Chiba Jets10.5 
 6. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.4 
 7. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.3 
 8. Allred, Kyoto H.10.2 
 9. Blackledge, Osaka10.2 
 10. Dora, Miyazaki SS10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.3 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.5.8 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.6 
 4. Shimura, Sendai5.0 
 5. Dixon, Hamamats.4.9 
 6. Takushi, Oita H.4.8 
 7. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.6 
 8. Yamamoto, Iwate B.4.6 
 9. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.6 
 10. Namizato, Okina.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamel STATEN
  Chiba Jets
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Staten, Chiba Jets3.1 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka3.0 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.6 
 4. Humphrey, Saitama2.5 
 5. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.2 
 6. Arnold, Hamamats.2.1 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.0 
 8. Golson, Shimane SM1.8 
 9. Joho, Toyama G.1.7 
 10. Gardener, Akita NH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.6 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka3.2 
 3. Singleton, Sendai2.3 
 4. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.6 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.6 
 6. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.6 
 7. Flowers, Saitama1.5 
 8. Ocitti, Akita NH1.4 
 9. Marshall, Osaka E.1.4 
 10. Moliva, Chiba Jets1.4 


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Liepajas Lauvas add Jawan Bailey and Roberts Krumins - by Eurobasket News
Liepajas Lauvas deepened their roster. They added Jawan Bailey (203-F, college: Incarnate Word) and Roberts Krumins (198-G/F-93).
Jawan Bailey started the last season in Al Manama in Bahrain. Later the forward joined Bucaneros de La Guaira. He was drafted by the Dakota Wizards in D-League. Previously the forward also played in PBL.
Roberts Krumins lately played for Keizarmezs Riga in LBAL. He was the member of U16 and U18 Latvian National Teams. Roberts Krumins participated at U18 European Championship in Poland in 2011. He tallied 6.4 points, 2.6 boards and 1.8 steals per game for Latvia.




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Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Nafta Universitetas 16-8 
 2. LKKA-Atletas 15-9 
 3. Delikatesas 15-9 
 4. Radviliskis 15-9 
 5. Zalgiris-Sabonio 14-10 
 6. Mazeikiai 14-10 
 7. Triobet 13-11 
 8. Matinga-Juod. 13-11 
 9. Statyba 13-11 
 10. Perlas-MRU 12-12 
 11. Ezerunas-Karys 12-12 
 12. Meresta 10-14 
 13. Silute 9-15 
 14. S.Marciulionio 9-15 
 15. ABRO-Univ. 6-18 
 16. Gargzdai 6-18 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.18.7 
 2. Urbonas, Juventus16.3 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietu.15.7 
 4. Mazeika, Neptunas14.9 
 5. Benn, Naglis Palan.14.5 
 6. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 7. Hughes, Pieno Z.13.9 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis13.8 
 9. Seibutis, Lietuv.13.8 
 10. Cepukaitis, Techa.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.10.4 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.9.1 
 3. McClure, Kedainiai7.8 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.5 
 5. Valanciunas, Lietu.7.4 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.7.3 
 7. Davis, Naglis P.7.0 
 8. Adomaitis, Kedaini.6.9 
 9. Cepukaitis, Techa.6.8 
 10. Bowles, Siauliai6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Sakal.
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Peciukeviciu., Sak.5.2 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.1 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.0 
 4. Dainys, Neptunas4.9 
 5. Rice, Lietuvos.4.5 
 6. Ezerskis, Techasas4.2 
 7. Maceina, Juventus4.2 
 8. Kelys, Pieno Z.3.6 
 9. Janavicius, Baltai3.5 
 10. Salenga, Rudupis3.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.8 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai2.3 
 3. Lowe, Neptunas2.3 
 4. Dainys, Neptunas1.9 
 5. Kelys, Pieno Z.1.9 
 6. Collins, Zalgiris1.8 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.8 
 8. Long, Siauliai1.7 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.1.7 
 10. Ginevicius, Kedai.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.1.7 
 3. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 5. Samardziski, Lietu.1.3 
 6. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.2 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai1.2 
 8. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.1 
 9. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.1 
 10. Zelionis, Rudupis1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-.
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.22.3 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.21.8 
 3. Rakauskas, Radvili.20.0 
 4. Maneikis, Meresta19.1 
 5. Lengvinas, Nafta17.4 
 6. Jucikas, AB.17.2 
 7. Sragauskis, LKKA-.17.0 
 8. Gudaitis, Gargzdai17.0 
 9. Birgelis, Matinga-.16.5 
 10. Kvedaraviciu., De.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Gargzdai
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.8 
 2. Mineikis, Radvilis.8.9 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.8.9 
 4. Urbonas, LK.8.3 
 5. Jogela, Zalgir.7.7 
 6. Vaitiekunas, Triob.7.6 
 7. Jucikas, AB.7.6 
 8. Ramanauskas, Radvi.7.4 
 9. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.3 
 10. Kumpys, Nafta U.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (189-G-91)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.5.2 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.2 
 3. Semaska, Perla.5.0 
 4. Vileita, Perla.4.7 
 5. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.6 
 6. Stasys, Mazeikiai4.5 
 7. Varanauskas, Stat.4.5 
 8. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.5 
 9. Kurauskas, AB.4.5 
 10. Kuklierius, Matin.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.2.6 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.5 
 3. Razutis, Silute2.5 
 4. Brown, Mazeikiai2.3 
 5. Paliukenas, S.Marc.2.1 
 6. Vileita, Perla.2.0 
 7. Semaska, Perla.1.9 
 8. Uzkuraitis, Delika.1.9 
 9. Juknevicius, Triob.1.8 
 10. Rauktys, Radvilis.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.2 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.7 
 3. Jucikas, AB.1.2 
 4. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.1 
 5. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.1 
 6. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.1 
 7. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.0 
 8. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.0 
 9. Kymantas, Zalgir.0.9 
 10. Kaubrys, Silute0.9 


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Lietuvos rytas 11-2 
 2. Zalgiris 9-0 
 3. Rudupis 8-2 
 4. Siauliai 8-4 
 5. Neptunas 6-4 
 6. Baltai Kaunas 6-5 
 7. Pieno Zvaigzdes 5-5 
 8. Juventus 5-7 
 9. Sakalai 3-9 
 10. Kedainiai 3-9 
 11. Techasas 2-10 
 12. Naglis Palangos 2-11 


LKF: Lietuvos Rytas withdraws from the Cup - by Adomas Kraunevicius
Lietuvos rytas Vilnius decided to withdraw from the LKF DNB Cup, according to the letter by president of the club, Gedvydas Vainauskas addressed to the president of LKF, Arvydas Sabonis and secretary general, Mindaugas Balciunas. This decision is due to the fact that LKF did not allow Lietuvos rytas Vilnius Television to broadcast the Final 4 matches and because of a bigger importance put on other tournaments.

Mindaugas Balciunas responds that the Federation does not have any obligations or contracts with Lietuvos Rytas Television and is choosing the broadcaster based on the marketing indicators and the requests of the sponsors. The participation in the cup is voluntary therefore Lietuvos rytas Vilnius will be replaced by another team in the Final 4.

LKF DNB Cup Final 4 is scheduled for the 17-18th of February in Kaunas, Zalgiris arena.


LKL: Milaknis' debut marked by Rudupis victory over Siauliai - by Adomas Kraunevicius
Rudupis Prienu - BC Siauliai 89:88

Rudupis Prienu (8/2) managed to miraculously achieve a home victory versus their league table neighbors BC Siauliai (8/4) after allowing 59 points in the first half. They won 89:88 (27:33, 18:26 19:17, 27:12) after a ding-dong fight.

The match started off very close but as the first quarter approached the end BC Siauliai managed to build a six point lead (25:19) and kept it till the buzzer (33:27).

In the second quarter, mainly due to the efforts of Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89, college: JMU) and Mindaugas Zukauskas (201-F-75, agency: World Sport Agency), BC Siauliai kept racing away and the difference reached 14 points before halftime (59:45).

The third quarter was close and Rudupis Prienu only cut the lead to 12 points but they started off strong in the fourth and cut BC Siauliai lead to a minimum as the fourth quarter approached the end (85:86). With less than a minute left to play, Gediminas Orelikas (199-G/F-90) missed a three pointer and Prienai decided to foul their opponents. With the same one point differential, Arminas Urbutis (205-C/F-86, college: Hofstra) was fouled on the shot. He realized both free throws and handed an important victory to his team as the final Denzel Bowles' two pointer did not reach the destination. Swingman Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) debuted in Rudupis Prienu ant led his team with 17 points

Rudupis Prienu: Arturas Milaknis 17, Gediminas Orelikas 16, Gintaras Kadziulis (193-G-80) 15, Arminas Urbutis 14.

BC Siauliai: Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) 20 (4 rebs), Denzel Bowles 18, Mindaugas Zukauskas 15 (7 rebs), Darius Gvezdauskas (191-PG-88) 8.


NKL Round 24: #1 Nafta Universitetas are defeated by Radviliskis - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Nafta Universitetas (16-8) on the court of fourth ranked Radviliskis on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Radviliskis 85-59. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Nafta Universitetas. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Radviliskis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Nafta Universitetas to just 6 points in third quarter. Radviliskis forced 27 Nafta Universitetas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tomas Rakauskas (183-G-81) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and center Rokas Grinius (204-88) who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) with 9 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. Radviliskis (15-9) moved-up to second place, which they share with Delikatesas and LKKA-Atletas. Nafta Universitetas at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Vilnius. Sixth ranked Mazeikiai (14-10) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Perlas-MRU (12-12) 85-83 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by center Remigijus Trakimas (205-87) who scored that evening 22 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and Parrish Brown supported him with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds by forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) did not help to save the game for Perlas-MRU. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Perlas-MRU at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Ezerunas-Karys. Mazeikiai will play against league's second-placed LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perlas-MRU will play on the road against Ezerunas-Karys (#11) in Moletai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourteenth ranked S.Marciulionio (9-15) crushed at home 16th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (6-18) by 35 points 104-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Egidijus Mockevicius who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was Linas Jonuska who recorded 20 points. S.Marciulionio moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Silute. Newly promoted Gargzdai-Bremena stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. They share it with ABRO-Univ.. S.Marciulionio will meet higher ranked Delikatesas (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gargzdai-Bremena will have a break next round.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 24: ABRO-Univ. lost to Delikatesas on the opponent's court 80-92. Triobet outscored Statyba in a home game 85-64. Ezerunas-Karys managed to beat Silute on the road 84-74. LKKA-Atletas defeated Matinga-Juod. on its own court 88-80. Meresta was beaten by Zalgiris-Sabonio in Kaunas 83-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists by Aivaras Kvedaravicius of Delikatesas.


Delikatesas - ABRO-Univ. 92-80

Very expected game in Joniskis where 15th ranked ABRO-Universitetas (6-18) was defeated by third ranked Delikatesas (15-9) 92-80 on Saturday. The game without a history. Delikatesas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Delikatesas outrebounded ABRO-Universitetas 46-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Vaidotas Jatulevicius (194-88) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was center Julius Jucikas (205-89) who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds and guard Nerijus Mika (191-89) added 18 points and 5 assists respectively. Delikatesas moved-up to second place, which they share with LKKA-Atletas and Radviliskis. Loser ABRO-Universitetas keeps the fifteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Gargzdai. Delikatesas will meet at home S.Marciulionio (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ABRO-Universitetas will play against Triobet in Jonava and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: A.Kvedaravicius 31+10reb+6ast, V.Volodko 14+7reb, A.Cepulis 14+3reb, I.Lianzbergas 11+3reb+2ast, V.Jatulevicius 9+9reb+4ast, M.Keras 8+9reb+1ast
ABRO-Univ.: N.Mika 18+2reb+5ast, J.Jucikas 17+8reb+1ast, R.Giedraitis 15+3reb+1ast, A.Kurauskas 9+2reb+4ast, E.Grikstas 7+1reb+3ast, A.Gurklys 6+7reb
gschID: 148454


Triobet - Statyba 85-64

There was a small surprise in Jonava where ninth ranked Triobet (13-11) smashed 7th ranked Statyba (13-11) 85-64 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-64. Triobet outrebounded Statyba 44-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (203-90) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Triobet players scored in double figures. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) who recorded 19 points and guard Mindaugas Budzinauskas (198-73) added 9 points respectively. Triobet moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Matinga-Juod. and Statyba. Triobet will meet ABRO-Universitetas (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Statyba will play against Zalgiris-Sabonio (#5) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Triobet: H.Vorotnikovas 16+5reb+1ast, V.Kruzikas 16+3reb+2ast, R.Juknevicius 15+5reb+1ast, M.Linkevicius 13+8reb+1ast, A.Urbonas 8+4reb+2ast, T.Sebeziovas 5+8reb+3ast
Statyba: O.Varanauskas 19+1reb+1ast, G.Marciukaitis 13+2reb, D.Tarvydas 9+4reb+1ast, M.Budzinauskas 9+3reb+3ast, R.Sugintas 8+3reb+2ast, K.Jonuska 4+2reb
gschID: 166745


Perlas-MRU - Mazeikiai 83-85

Important game to mention about took place in Vilnius. Sixth ranked Mazeikiai (14-10) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Perlas-MRU (12-12) 85-83 on Saturday evening. Perlas-MRU was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 30-14 third quarter run of Mazeikiai. They shot 63.0 percent from the field. Strangely Perlas-MRU outrebounded Mazeikiai 35-20 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by center Remigijus Trakimas (205-87) who scored that evening 22 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) supported him with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds by forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) did not help to save the game for Perlas-MRU. Guard Gintautas Vileita (193-75, college: Monmouth) added 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Perlas-MRU at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Ezerunas-Karys. Mazeikiai will play against league's second-placed LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perlas-MRU will play on the road against Ezerunas-Karys (#11) in Moletai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: R.Trakimas 22+2reb+3ast, J.Jurgo 18+3reb, M.Norkus 12+4reb+3ast, P.Brown 10+5reb+7ast, M.Simonavicius 9+1reb+1ast, M.Stasys 9+3reb+6ast
Perlas-MRU: G.Vileita 19+3reb+1ast, E.Molosciakas 16+1reb+2ast, K.Brusokas 16+11reb+1ast, T.Padegimas 12+3reb+1ast, M.Virbalas 10+5reb, P.Semaska 8+7reb+6ast
gschID: 148451


S.Marciulionio - Gargzdai 104-69

Fourteenth ranked S.Marciulionio (9-15) crushed at home 16th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (6-18) by 35 points 104-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by S.Marciulionio. Gargzdai-Bremena managed to win fourth quarter 28-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Gargzdai-Bremena to just 7 points in first quarter. S.Marciulionio made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Gargzdai-Bremena turnovers and outrebounded them 43-19 including a 36-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. S.Marciulionio looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Gargzdai-Bremena's players. The best player for the winners was center Egidijus Mockevicius (204-92) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists. Five S.Marciulionio players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Linas Jonuska (198-91) who recorded 20 points and swingman Tadas Mazelis (194-92) added 15 points respectively. S.Marciulionio moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Silute. Newly promoted Gargzdai-Bremena stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. They share it with ABRO-Univ.. S.Marciulionio will meet higher ranked Delikatesas (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gargzdai-Bremena will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: M.Pociukonis 24+3reb+4ast, E.Mockevicius 20+12reb+1ast, O.Olisevicius 18+9reb+3ast, N.Varnelis 14+4reb+3ast, T.Lekunas 12+9reb+3ast, J.Elvikis 10+5ast
Gargzdai: L.Jonuska 20+3reb+1ast, T.Mazelis 15+2reb+1ast, M.Grigaitis 12+1reb+2ast, M.Martinkus 7+3ast, D.Matutis 6+2reb+1ast, L.Lucinskas 5+10reb+2ast
gschID: 148452


Silute - Ezerunas-Karys 74-84

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Silute (9-15) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Ezerunas-Karys (12-12) 84-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Ezerunas-Karys. Silute managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ezerunas-Karys forced 20 Silute turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-82) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Giedrius Kulbis (187-81) chipped in 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) who recorded 18 points, 7 assists and 5 steals and center Arturas Kaubrys (205-83) added 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Five Silute players scored in double figures. Ezerunas-Karys moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Perlas-MRU. Silute lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with S.Marciulionio. Ezerunas-Karys will meet at home Perlas-MRU (#10) in the next round. Silute will play against Matinga-Juod. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: R.Ambrulaitis 21+13reb+3ast, M.Kugauda 15+1reb+1ast, G.Kulbis 12+7reb+6ast, T.Lukosevicius 9+3reb, E.Narusis 9+4reb+1ast, A.Slezas 7+3reb+2ast
Silute: I.Razutis 18+4reb+7ast, A.Kaubrys 16+9reb+1ast, E.Jurkus 12+3reb+2ast, D.Petravicius 11+3reb+2ast, A.Cizikas 10+3reb+3ast, R.Brencius 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 148453


LKKA-Atletas - Matinga-Juod. 88-80

Everything went according to plan in Kaunas where second ranked LKKA-Atletas (15-9) beat 5th ranked Matinga-Juod. (13-11) 88-80 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 52-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Matas Sapiega (179-90) who scored 19 points and 7 assists. Forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-86) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) who recorded 21 points and guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) added 14 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Matinga-Juod.'s coach Mindaugas Sagaitis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. LKKA-Atletas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-9 record behind leader Nafta Universitetas, which they share with Delikatesas and Radviliskis. Newly promoted Matinga-Juod. dropped to the seventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Triobet and Statyba. LKKA-Atletas will meet Mazeikiai (#6) on the road in the next round. Matinga-Juod. will play against Silute and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LKKA-Atletas: V.Sragauskis 20+6reb+1ast, S.Vingelis 20+3reb+3ast, M.Sapiega 19+3reb+7ast, P.Malasauskas 12+1reb+3ast, T.Tamosiunas 9+5reb+2ast, T.Urbonas 6+6reb
Matinga-Juod.: A.Birgelis 21+4reb+3ast, Z.Kuklierius 14+3reb+3ast, M.Kalvelis 12+7reb, P.Gvazdaitis 11+2reb, A.Krivonis 8+7reb+3ast, K.Pupinis 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 148448


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Meresta 83-78

There was no surprise in Kaunas where 12th ranked Meresta (10-14) was defeated by eighth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (14-10) 83-78 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Meresta won third quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zalgiris-Sabonio looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Marius Grigonis (194-94) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-93) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Simonas Slivka (193-86) who recorded 28 points and 6 rebounds and center Aivaras Galkauskas (203-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Mazeikiai. Loser Meresta keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio will meet Statyba (#9) in the next round. Meresta will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: V.Kariniauskas 20+2reb+5ast, J.Tamulis 16+3reb+1ast, M.Grigonis 13+13reb+8ast, T.Jogela 13+3reb+1ast, S.Kymantas 10+4reb+1ast, R.Jakstas 6+7reb+5ast
Meresta: S.Slivka 28+6reb+3ast, L.Radavicius 19+2reb+2ast, D.Keburys 15+7reb+1ast, A.Galkauskas 14+6reb+3ast, B.Bagdonavicius 2+5reb+1ast, D.Marcinkevicius 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 148449


Radviliskis - Nafta Universitetas 85-59

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Nafta Universitetas (16-8) on the court of fourth ranked Radviliskis on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Radviliskis 85-59. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Nafta Universitetas. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Radviliskis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Nafta Universitetas to just 6 points in third quarter. Radviliskis forced 27 Nafta Universitetas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tomas Rakauskas (183-81) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and center Rokas Grinius (204-88) who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Radviliskis players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) with 9 points and 6 rebounds and forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Radviliskis (15-9) moved-up to second place, which they share with Delikatesas and LKKA-Atletas. Nafta Universitetas at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: T.Rakauskas 18+5reb+1ast, L.Valantinas 13+4reb+3ast, R.Grinius 13+6reb+2ast, A.Mineikis 12+5reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 8+1reb+3ast, R.Rauktys 8+2reb+1ast
Nafta Universitetas: V.Chodosovskis 11+4reb+1ast, D.Anuzis 10+3reb, M.Kumpys 9+6reb+3ast, E.Lengvinas 8+3reb+1ast, H.Venskus 7+2reb+3ast, D.Norkus 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 148450




LKL: Battle of the leaders - Zalgiris breezes past Lietuvos Rytas - by Adomas Kraunevicius
Lietuvos rytas Vilnius - B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas 72:82

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas Kaunas (10-0) remains undefeated in the BEKO-LKL Championship after a 82:72 (17:22, 21:21, 19:13, 25:16) victory in Vilnius over their main rival Lietuvos rytas Vilnius (11-2). This is also an important step for B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in securing a playoff home court advantage as Lietuvos rytas Vilnius now has two losses.

Lietuvos rytas Vilnius had a better start, especially defensively and led 5:0 in the first three minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas opened their points account after 3.5 minutes of play with Robertas Javtokas' (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona) two free throws (2:5). Lietuvos rytas Vilnius still led after 5 minutes but B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas found ways to score and keep the game close (8:10). Vilnius increased their lead to five before the buzzer leading 22:17 after the first ten minutes.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas struck in the second quarter and soon found themselves in the lead 25:22. However, Lietuvos rytas Vilnius responded and recovered a 29:27 lead which they improved after a few unsuccessful possessions by B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas and a technical foul by DeJuan Collins (188-G-76, college: Tuskegee) (37:31). After a timeout by Aleksandar Trifunovic (agency: Alti Sport ), B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas concentrated and cut the lead to 2 (35:37) but after a retaliatory timeout by Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket), Lietuvos rytas Vilnius spurted again and built a 7 point lead (43:36). B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas only responded with 2 points in the remaining time and the score stood at 43:38 as the players headed to the locker room.

A close fight proceeded in the second half which was instigated by a conflict between Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) and Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85). Vilnius still led 50:46 but after an 8:0 run B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas managed to tie up the score at 50:50. Lietuvos rytas Vilnius led for a while but just before the end of the third quarter B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas took a one point lead 57:56.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas shined brightly in the fourth quarter. After a series of three pointers they ran away 65:56 but the hosts did not get lost and responded with a 5:0 spurt cutting the deficit to 4 - 61:65. However, this was as close as they could get as Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) and Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) recovered B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas lead to 71:61 and after another three pointer by Tomas Delininkaitis, hosts had no hope of coming back in this game 75:62. Steponas Babrauskas responded with a three pointer 65:75 but Lietuvos rytas Vilnius could not get any closer and had to admit B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas' superiority 82:72.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas: Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) 18 (9 rebs.), Sonny Weems 13, Tomas Delininkaitis 10, Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) 9, Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) and Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) 7, Milovan Rakovic 6, DeJuan Collins and Robertas Javtokas 4, Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82, agency: Interperformances) 2.

Lietuvos rytas Vilnius: Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) 17, Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) and Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) 15, Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga) 8, Steponas Babrauskas 5, Arturas Jomantas (200-G/F-85) 4 (6 rebs.), Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) (8 rebs.), Predrag Samardziski (214-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) and Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) 2.


Jogela's double-double lands him NKL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
18-year old forward Tauras Jogela (201-F-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zalgiris-Sabonio and receives a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while his team was edged out by Nafta Universitetas (#1, 16-7) 87-86. Zalgiris-Sabonio moved-up to the 8th position in the Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Zalgiris-Sabonio will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 13-10 record. In the team's last game Jogela had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Zalgiris-Sabonio, through which he has constantly improved. Jogela has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.9rpg) and averages solid 2.7spg and 51.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Gintautas Vileita (193-G-75) of Perlas-MRU. He is a guard in his first season at Perlas-MRU. In the last game Vileita recorded impressive 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course Perlas-MRU cruised to a 78-68 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Statyba (#7, 13-10). This victory allowed Perlas-MRU to move up to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 12-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Vileita is a newcomer at Perlas-MRU and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-C-87) of Triobet (#10). Vaitiekunas scored 18 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Triobet, leading his team to a 87-76 win against the lower-ranked Gargzdai (#16, 6-17). Triobet needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 11 lost games. Vaitiekunas has a great season in Lithuania. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (6th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 58.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Karolis Timofejevas (194-F-91) of Gargzdai - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-G-91) of Statyba - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Aurimas Birgelis (190-G-88) of Matinga-Juod. - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Benas Bagdonavicius (202-F-91) of Meresta - 19 points and 6 rebounds
8. Tomas Urbonas (218-C-92) of LKKA-Atletas - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Sarunas Vingelis (192-G-89) of LKKA-Atletas - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Nafta Universitetas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Diekirch League Round 14: Etzella is upset by BBC Nitia - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Bettembourg between third ranked Etzella (8-6) and tenth ranked BBC Nitia (2-12) on Saturday night. Etzella was edged by BBC Nitia in a tough game on the road 77-80. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-19. But Etzella won third quarter 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. BBC Nitia moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Heffingen. Etzella at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Amicale. BBC Nitia is looking forward to face higher ranked Musel Pikes (#5) in Stadrbredimus in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Etzella will play on the road against Amicale in Steinsel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Sparta (10-4) against eighth ranked Residence (6-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Sparta was defeated by Residence in a tough game in Bereldange 76-82. U.S. Virgin Isl. Forward Jerome Gumbs (194-82, college: USF) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Kennedy contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) replied with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Sparta. Residence maintains eighth position with 6-8 record. Sparta at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Residence will play against league's leader T71 in Dudelange in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sparta will play against Heffingen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Dudelange. First ranked T71 faced 4th ranked Amicale. Host T71 (13-1) smashed guests from Steinsel (8-6) 86-57. Tom Schumacher scored 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. T71's coach Jan Enjebo felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ivan Djerman responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. T71 have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-1 record. Loser Amicale dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Etzella. T71 will meet at home Residence (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amicale will play against Etzella (#3) in Ettelbruck and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 14 Musel Pikes defeated Basket Esch in Stadrbredimus 68-50. Heffingen was beaten by Soleuvre at home 64-81.
The best stats of 14th round was 23 points and 19 rebounds by Lamonte Ulmer of Soleuvre.



Basket Esch - Musel Pikes 50-68

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Basket Esch (7-7) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Musel Pikes (7-7) 68-50 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Musel Pikes. Basket Esch managed to win fourth quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Musel Pikes forced 20 Basket Esch turnovers. American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-British forward Philip Perre (198-79, college: N.Alabama) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. International forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) responded with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Musel Pikes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Soleuvre and Basket Esch. Musel Pikes will meet at home BBC Nitia (#9) in the next round. Basket Esch will play against Soleuvre (#7) in Belvaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: B.Gary 20+16reb+1ast, P.Perre 13+6reb+3ast, J.Kox 11+3reb+2ast, G.Schmit 9+2reb+3ast, L.Schwartz 9+3reb+1ast, R.Dentzer 4+1reb
Basket Esch: M.Rajniak 16+8reb+5ast, D.Reichel 10+4reb, S.Svitek 8+9reb+1ast, P.Biever 6+1reb+1ast, J.Biever 6+4reb+7ast, A.Rodenbourg 2+5reb
gschID: 140720


BBC Nitia - Etzella 80-77

The most important game in the last round took place in Bettembourg between third ranked Etzella (8-6) and tenth ranked BBC Nitia (2-12) on Saturday night. Etzella was edged by BBC Nitia in a tough game on the road 77-80. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-19. But Etzella won third quarter 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and American-Liberian forward Daniel Horace (200-83, college: Miami, OH, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 19 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five BBC Nitia and four Etzella players scored in double figures. BBC Nitia moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Heffingen. Etzella at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Amicale. BBC Nitia is looking forward to face higher ranked Musel Pikes (#5) in Stadrbredimus in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Etzella will play on the road against Amicale in Steinsel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BBC Nitia: J.Poznaks 22+16reb+3ast, W.Arre 20+10reb+10ast, L.Ruppert 15+1reb+3ast, P.Bintz 10+4reb+3ast, J.Bintz 10+8reb, T.Kaiser 3+1ast
Etzella: C.Raji 30+11reb, D.Horace 19+10reb, T.Giver 12+4reb+2ast, N.Delgado 10+3reb+5ast, F.Gutenkauf 2+1reb, G.Polfer 2+7reb+4ast
gschID: 140716


Heffingen - Soleuvre 64-81

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Soleuvre (7-7) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Heffingen (2-12) 81-64 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-64. Soleuvre forced 20 Heffingen turnovers. American Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Belgian power forward Dimitri Jorssen (212-79, college: Utah St.) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Soleuvre players scored in double figures. Soleuvre's coach Jean-Pierre Fransquet used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian forward Billy McNutt (203-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks and Portuguese power forward Helder Carvalho (205-84) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 20 rebounds. Soleuvre moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Musel Pikes and Basket Esch. Newly promoted Heffingen dropped to the bottom position with 12 games lost. They share it with BBC Nitia. Soleuvre will meet at home Basket Esch (#6) in the next round. Heffingen will play against the league's second-placed Sparta (#2) in Bertrange and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Soleuvre: L.Ulmer 23+19reb, D.Jorssen 15+7reb, D.Controguerra 14+3reb+3ast, M.Weyland 10+4reb+3ast, D.Berthle 9+2reb, A.Schammo 6+3reb
Heffingen: B.McNutt 26+12reb, D.Benseghir 14+6reb+1ast, H.Carvalho 10+20reb+1ast, C.Weyrich 6+10reb+3ast, C.Schroeder 2+1reb, T.Schmit 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 140717


T71 - Amicale 86-57

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Dudelange. First ranked T71 faced 4th ranked Amicale. Host T71 (13-1) smashed guests from Steinsel (8-6) 86-57. The game without a history. T71 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 20 Amicale turnovers and outrebounded them 47-34 including 34 on the defensive glass. International guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Denell Stephens (193-86, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. T71's coach Jan Enjebo felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian-Austrian forward Ivan Djerman (203-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) scored 7 points and 10 rebounds. Four Amicale players scored in double figures. T71 have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-1 record. Loser Amicale dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Etzella. T71 will meet at home Residence (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amicale will play against Etzella (#3) in Ettelbruck and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
T71: T.Schumacher 33+3reb+4ast, D.Stephens 16+12reb+1ast, G.Ruffato 12+7reb+4ast, F.Muller 8+5reb+1ast, B.Kieffer 7+2reb, J.Delgado 3+5reb
Amicale: E.Jeitz 13+1reb+1ast, B.Melcher 10+3reb+1ast, R.Birenbaum 10+2reb, I.Djerman 10+10reb, A.Jones 7+10reb, I.Buntic 4+2reb
gschID: 140718


Residence - Sparta 82-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Sparta (10-4) against eighth ranked Residence (6-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Sparta was defeated by Residence in a tough game in Bereldange 76-82. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-17 Sparta's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-76 at the end of the game. Strangely Sparta outrebounded Residence 46-30 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sparta was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. U.S. Virgin Isl. Forward Jerome Gumbs (194-82, college: USF) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Residence players scored in double figures. The former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) replied with 23 points and 8 rebounds and Belgian swingman Julien Hublart (192-88) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sparta. Residence maintains eighth position with 6-8 record. Sparta at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Residence will play against league's leader T71 in Dudelange in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sparta will play against Heffingen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Residence: J.Gumbs 23+11reb+2ast, M.Kennedy 19+6reb, T.Abdiu 14+6reb, M.Schmit 11+3reb+1ast, P.Koster 11+2reb+1ast, T.Becker 4+2reb
Sparta: L.Smith 23+8reb+3ast, J.Hublart 22+9reb, T.Dreesen 14+4reb, K.Ulin 8+9reb+4ast, X.Engel 3+2reb+1ast, R.Wolzfeld 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 140719




Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Corey RAJI
  Etzella
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Raji, Etzella26.4 
 2. Ulmer, Soleuvre25.5 
 3. Arre, BBC Nitia24.8 
 4. McNutt, Heffingen23.0 
 5. Schumacher, T7122.6 
 6. Kennedy, Residence22.5 
 7. Rajniak, Basket E.22.2 
 8. Muller, T7121.5 
 9. Perre, Musel Pikes21.2 
 10. Walker, Heffingen20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lamonte ULMER
  Soleuvre
  (198-SF-86)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Ulmer, Soleuvre12.4 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes12.1 
 3. Stephens, T7111.7 
 4. McNutt, Heffingen11.4 
 5. Svitek, Basket Es.11.2 
 6. Walker, Heffingen10.7 
 7. Carvalho, Heffingen10.5 
 8. Raji, Etzella9.9 
 9. Kennedy, Residence9.5 
 10. Smith, Sparta9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Ulin, Sparta4.4 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 3. Schumacher, T713.9 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.5 
 5. Rajniak, Basket E.3.4 
 6. Delgado, Etzella3.3 
 7. Arre, BBC Nitia3.0 
 8. Koster, Residence2.9 
 9. Birenbaum, Amicale2.9 
 10. Ruffato, T712.9 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jones, Amicale2.7 
 2. Kennedy, Residence2.4 
 3. Perre, Musel Pikes2.0 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 5. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.8 
 6. Arre, BBC Nitia1.7 
 7. Carvalho, Heffingen1.5 
 8. Smith, Sparta1.5 
 9. Gary, Musel Pikes1.3 
 10. Brown, Amicale1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes1.9 
 2. Walker, Heffingen1.7 
 3. Hoffmann, Sparta1.6 
 4. McNutt, Heffingen1.4 
 5. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.1 
 6. Carvalho, Heffingen1.1 
 7. Reimold, Basket E.0.8 
 8. Jorssen, Soleuvre0.8 
 9. Brown, Amicale0.7 
 10. Poznaks, BBC Nit.0.7 


Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 13-1 
 2. Sparta 10-4 
 3. Etzella 8-6 
 4. Amicale 8-6 
 5. Musel Pikes 7-7 
 6. Basket Esch 7-7 
 7. Soleuvre 7-7 
 8. Residence 6-8 
 9. BBC Nitia 2-12 
 10. Heffingen 2-12 


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Saulsberry comes back to Correcaminos UAT Victoria - by Eurobasket Center