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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cedevita 1-0 
 2. Igokea 1-0 
 3. KK Split 1-0 
 4. Krka 1-0 
 5. MZT Skopje 1-0 
 6. Partizan 1-0 
 7. Union Olimpija 1-0 
 8. Buducnost 0-1 
 9. Cibona 0-1 
 10. Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 11. Radnicki KG 0-1 
 12. Siroki WWin 0-1 
 13. Szolnok 0-1 
 14. Zadar 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: KK Split - Crvena Zvezda 87-81
Sep. 28: Partizan - Zadar 81-74
Sep. 29: Buducnost - Cedevita 74-78
Sep. 29: Cibona - MZT Skopje 72-77
Sep. 30: Krka - Szolnok 71-56
Sep. 29: Radnicki KG - Union Olimpija 65-71
Sep. 28: Siroki WWin - Igokea 63-69

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 2: Zadar - Crvena Zvezda
Oct. 2: Union Olimpija - KK Split
Oct. 3: Cedevita - Radnicki KG
Oct. 3: Igokea - Buducnost
Oct. 3: MZT Skopje - Siroki WWin
Oct. 3: Szolnok - Cibona
Oct. 3: Partizan - Krka


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 32
 1. Mimica, KK Split32.0 
 2. Bost, Buducnost25.0 
 3. Davis, MZT Skopje21.0 
 4. Blazic, Union O.19.0 
 5. Edwards, Igokea19.0 
 6. Gelabale, Cedevita18.0 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.18.0 
 8. Travis, Zadar18.0 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split17.0 
 10. Popovic, Buducno.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gjorji CEKOVSKI
  MZT S.
  (203-PF-79)
  Avg: 12
 1. Cekovski, MZT S.12.0 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin12.0 
 3. Page, Union Olimpi.11.0 
 4. Bircevic, Radnicki.11.0 
 5. Gordon, Partizan10.0 
 6. Dragojlovic, Radni.9.0 
 7. Travis, Zadar9.0 
 8. Barac, Siroki WWin8.0 
 9. Musli, Partizan8.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MIJAJLOVIC
  MZT S.
  (193-PG-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Mijajlovic, MZT S.9.0 
 2. Vujcic, KK Split7.0 
 3. Markovic, Radnicki.7.0 
 4. Green, Cedevita7.0 
 5. Thomas, Partizan6.0 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea6.0 
 7. Simon, Szolnok6.0 
 8. Joksimovic, Igokea6.0 
 9. Prostran, Zadar5.0 
 10. Wright, Cedevita5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nebojsa JOKSIMOVIC
  Igokea
  (193-SF-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Joksimovic, Igokea4.0 
 2. Travis, Zadar3.0 
 3. Prepelic, Union O.3.0 
 4. Green, Cedevita3.0 
 5. Kus, Cibona2.0 
 6. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, Parti.2.0 
 8. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 9. Klobucar, Krka2.0 
 10. Savovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Musli, Partizan2.0 
 2. Vujcic, KK Split2.0 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 4. Bogdanovic, Parti.2.0 
 5. Krstovic, Radnicki.2.0 
 6. Jagodic Kuri., Cib.1.0 
 7. Krasic, Zadar1.0 
 8. Lucic, Krka1.0 
 9. Bunic, Buducnost1.0 
 10. Muric, Union Olim.1.0 


Welcome to 2012/13 season: Round One review, newcomer MZT Skopje downs Cibona in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Adriatic League just started. There was no lack of interesting games in the first round.

KK Split - Crvena Zvezda 87-81
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-21. But Zvezda won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when KK Split won last quarter 25-20. 26 personal fouls committed by Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Ivan Mimica (190-80) stepped up and scored 32 points for the winners and center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 9 points and guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 10+3reb+1ast, F.Covic 10+1ast, D.Nelson 9+1reb+1ast, R.Katic 9+4reb+2ast, M.Simonovic 9+2reb+1ast, E.Brown 8+3reb
KK Split: I.Mimica 32+1reb+3ast, N.Vujcic 17+5reb+7ast, J.Sobin 12+5reb+2ast, T.Dijan 8+3reb+1ast, F.Kruslin 7+1reb+2ast, S.Subotic 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 183632


Krka - Szolnok 71-56
The game was mostly controlled by Krka. Szolnok was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Szolnok 38-26 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Krka especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Szolnok was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Jaka Klobucar (198-87) stepped up and scored 13 points for the winners and Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Balazs Simon (187-80, agency: Court Side) scored 7 points and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: C.Watson 12+1reb+1ast, E.Kalve 11+2reb, M.Bader 9+8reb, B.Simon 7+1reb+6ast, M.Szabo 6+4reb+1ast, B.Gay 5+5reb+1ast
Krka: J.Klobucar 13+3reb+1ast, J.Lalic 10+6reb, E.Muric 8+2reb, U.Lucic 8+5reb, J.Vladovic 7+3reb+3ast, S.Pavic 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 199872


Siroki WWin - Igokea 63-69
The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-10. But HKK Siroki WWin won second period 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) nailed 19 points for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Clifford Hammonds (191-85, college: Clemson) accounted for 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Croatian center Darko Planinic (211-90) came up with 18 points and Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively for HKK Siroki WWin in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: D.Planinic 18+4reb+1ast, M.Sutalo 12+2reb+5ast, D.Persic 10+3reb, Z.Sakic 8+12reb+2ast, B.Barac 5+8reb+2ast, V.Morovic 4+1reb+2ast
Igokea: C.Edwards 19+4reb+2ast, C.Hammonds 12+6reb+6ast, M.Komatina 8+3reb, M.Dozet 7+1reb+1ast, B.Jorovic 6+6reb+1ast, N.Sulovic 5+2reb
gschID: 183629


Buducnost - Cedevita 74-78
Buducnost was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. French Mickael Gelabale (201-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) fired 18 points for the winners. American-FYR Macedonian point guard Marques Green (167-82, college: St.Bonaventure) chipped in 11 points and 7 assists. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. American guard Dee Bost (187-89, college: Mississippi St.) produced 25 points and Aleksa Popovic (201-87) added 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: D.Bost 25+2reb, A.Popovic 17+3ast, V.Mihailovic 13+1reb, G.Lee 6+4reb+1ast, D.Bunic 4+5reb, M.Popovic 3+4reb+1ast
Cedevita: M.Gelabale 18+4reb+1ast, L.Andric 12+5reb+1ast, M.Green 11+4reb+7ast, P.Suput 11+6reb+1ast, L.Babic 10+1reb+3ast, B.Wright 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 183630


Radnicki KG - Union Olimpija 65-71
The guests trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 53-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Union Olimpija dominated on the defensive end, holding Radnicki KG to just 7 points in third quarter. Radnicki KG was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) chipped in 19 points. At the losing side guard Stefan Sinovec (195-88) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Australian-Serbian guard Steven Markovic (190-85) scored 7 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
Radnicki KG: S.Sinovec 15+5reb, B.Krstovic 12+2reb, M.Worthington 11+5reb, S.Markovic 7+5reb+7ast, S.Bircevic 7+11reb, T.White 6+3reb+1ast
Union Olimpija: J.Blazic 19+2reb+1ast, D.Page 15+11reb+4ast, A.Baynes 12+5reb, S.Salin 9+5reb+2ast, T.Rannikko 8+1reb+2ast, K.Prepelic 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 183631


Cibona - MZT Skopje 72-77
The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-72. Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American swingman Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma) (197-88, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 21 points. At the losing side American center Justin Hamilton (210-90, college: Iowa St.) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90, agency: Beo Basket) scored 17 points.
Top scorers:
Cibona: T.Zubcic 17+2reb+3ast, J.Hamilton 16+8reb, A.Zizic 10+3reb, D.Strawberry 7+5reb+1ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 6+4reb+1ast, A.Masic 6+3reb
MZT Skopje: C.Davis 21+1reb+3ast, G.Cekovski 13+12reb, D.Stojanovski 12+2reb, T.Gecevski 8+4reb+1ast, N.Dahlman 6+7reb+1ast, U.Nikolic 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 183628


Partizan - Zadar 81-74
Zadar was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 34-21 charge of Partizan, which allowed them to win the game. They made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Partizan forced 21 KK Zadar turnovers and outrebounded KK Zadar 37-23 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 31 personal fouls committed by KK Zadar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Torey Thomas (180-85, college: Holy Cross) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 6 assists. Center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and center Franko Kastropil (212-84) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for KK Zadar. Dusko Vujosevic was ejected after 2 tehnical fouls and later Zadar left the court, but returned after few minutes.
Top scorers:
Zadar: R.Travis 18+9reb+3ast, M.Ramljak 9+2reb+4ast, I.Mikulic 8, F.Kastropil 8+6reb+2ast, J.Brkic 7, G.Vrbanc 6+1reb+1ast
Partizan: D.Andusic 12, T.Thomas 12+2reb+6ast, D.Musli 12+8reb, D.Gagic 10+2reb, D.Milosavljevic 8+3reb, M.Cakarevic 6+2reb



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
North
 1. Libertad S. 6-0 
 2. Regatas C. 5-1 
 3. Olimpico LB 4-2 
 4. Sionista 3-3 
 5. Quimsa 2-3 
 6. Atenas 2-4 
 7. La Union 1-5 
 8. Union Progr. 0-5 
South
 1. Argentino 5-1 
 2. Obras 4-1 
 3. Penarol 4-2 
 4. Boca Jrs 3-2 
 5. Lanus 2-3 
 6. 9 de Julio 1-4 
 7. GECR Indalo 1-4 
 8. Wuber-Est.Bahia 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Sep. 30: Libertad S. - Union Progr. 79-58
Sep. 30: Quimsa - La Union 77-71
Sep. 30: Regatas C. - Olimpico LB 73-63
Sep. 30: Sionista - Atenas 100-92

South

Sep. 29: Obras - GECR Indalo 79-64
Sep. 29: Boca Jrs - Lanus 75-70
Sep. 30: Argentino - Penarol 67-75
Sep. 30: 9 de Julio - Wuber-Est.Bahia


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Richard ROBY
  Wuber-Es.
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Roby, Wuber-Es.21.0 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras20.0 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio19.2 
 4. Graves, Libertad S.18.4 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs18.4 
 6. Pau, Olimpico LB17.6 
 7. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 8. Osimani, Obras16.8 
 9. De los Santo., Arg.16.8 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.9.8 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.9.4 
 4. Nelson, 9 de Julio9.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 6. Lewis, La Union9.0 
 7. Williams, Quimsa8.8 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.8.4 
 9. Espinoza, Obras8.4 
 10. Seawright, GECR I.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.6 
 2. Osimani, Obras4.8 
 3. De los Santo., Arg.4.6 
 4. Salles, Olimpico.4.5 
 5. Treise, Libertad S.4.4 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.4.0 
 7. Martinez, Regat.4.0 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa4.0 
 9. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 10. Faggiano, Wuber-.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ariel PAU
  Olimpico LB
  (186-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pau, Olimpico LB3.2 
 2. Aguirre, Quimsa2.8 
 3. De los Santo., Arg.2.8 
 4. Espinoza, Obras2.6 
 5. Salles, Olimpico.2.3 
 6. Campazzo, Penarol2.2 
 7. Bulfoni, Atenas2.0 
 8. Pittman, Sionista2.0 
 9. Phillip, Union Pro.2.0 
 10. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Lanus
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Battle, Lanus1.6 
 2. Mata, Penarol1.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.3 
 4. Sanchez, Libertad.1.2 
 5. Clancy, Olimpico.1.0 
 6. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 7. Williams, Quimsa1.0 
 8. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 9. Ayarza, 9 de Julio0.8 
 10. Dilligard, Union0.8 


Givova Scafati tabs Antonio Porta - by Eurobasket

Givova Scafati Basket (Lega2) inked 29-year old Argentinian ex-international guard Antonio Porta (187-88kg-83, agency: Players Group). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport, which makes him a domestic player. Porta spent pre-season at Montepaschi Siena (SerieA), but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Tezenis (Lega2). In 28 Lega2 games last year he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.4apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lega2 3rd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Porta was a member of Argentinian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2008. He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Beijing (China) four years ago. Portas team won Bronze but his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score any point.
Porta has played also professionally in Italy (Livorno, Angelico Biella and Air Avellino) and Argentina (Atl.Echague).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  AUSTRALIA   


Crocs sign Gary Ervin - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Townsville Crocodiles have announced the signing of former NBL Most Valuable Player Gary Ervin (183-PG-83, college: Arkansas) as an import for season 2012/13.

The Crocs released import pairing Jason Forte and Curtis Withers last week, but has wasted little time in snapping up former Wollongong Hawks star Ervin.

Ervin played 27 games for the Hawks in season 2010/11, averaging 20.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists. He was subsequently named the winner of the 2011 Andrew Gaze Trophy as the NBLs MVP.



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  AUSTRIA   


ECE Bulls won UBSC Raiffeisen Graz tournament - by Eurobasket News

ECE Bulls won UBSC Raiffeisen Graz tournament. The team needed two victories over another Austrian teams to clinch the title.
UBSC lost to Bulls 54:73. Sanchez top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Morehead St.) netted 11. Eric Gilchrese (183-PG-87, college: New Hampshire) replied with 12 points in the losing effort and Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) scored 10.
UBSC edged Traiskirchen 79:44. Christoph Knor (194-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Milan Stegnjaic delivered 18. Eric Gilchrese followed them with 10 points in a win. Stadelmann answered with 10 points in the losing effort and Bortelin had 8.
Bulls overcame Traiskirchen 74:47. Joe Dean Shaw (199-F-87, college: Nevada) paced all the winners with 21 points and Filip Kramer (200-SF-92) nailed 14. Sebastian Gmeiner (187-G-90) finished the game with 12 points in defeat, whilst Bortilin added 11.



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Excelsior 3-0 
 2. Sint-Jan Ant. 3-0 
 3. St-Niklase 3-0 
 4. Waregem 3-0 
 5. Kangor.-Boom 3-1 
 6. Houthalen 2-0 
 7. CEP Fleurus 1-1 
 8. Tongeren 1-1 
 9. Gent Dragons 1-2 
 10. Sprimont 1-3 
 11. Gembo BBC 0-2 
 12. Giants II 0-2 
 13. Essor Charleroi 0-3 
 14. M.Hainaut II 0-3 
 15. Oudenaarde 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 28: Point Chaud - Kangor.-Boom 76-78
Sep. 29: Waregem - M.Hainaut II
Sep. 29: Gent Dragons - Giants II
Sep. 29: Sint-Jan Ant. - Tongeren
Sep. 30: Excelsior - Essor Charleroi
Sep. 30: Houthalen - Gembo BBC
Sep. 30: Oudenaarde - CEP Fleurus


TBB Trier edge Antwerp in friendly - by Eurobasket News

TBB Trier - Antwerp 72:65

TBB Trier played another friendly encounter prior to the start of the season. They held off Port of Antwerp Giants. Barry Stewart (191-G-88, college: Mississippi St.) scored 14 points to lead the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 17:17 after ten minutes. The Giants surged ahead in the second frame. Antwerp posted a 33:28 halftime lead. But Trier managed to narrow the gap in the third quarter. The hosts got within a single point at the final intermission 48:49. TBB Trier used a 6:0 run at the start of the fourth frame to surge ahead. They maintained the lead till the final buzzer and sealed the victory at the end. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond) and Andreas Seiferth (209-PF-89) knocked down 13 points each for Trier. Brian Harper added 9 points for the winners. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) answered with 20 points for the Giants. Ralph Biggs (199-F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) had 9 points in the loss.

TBB Trier: Barry Stewart 14, Jermaine Bucknor 13, Andreas Seiferth 13
Antwerp: Bryan Hopkins 20, Ralph Biggs 9



Paris-Levallois beat Charleroi to clinch third place in Paris - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Charleroi 77:63

Paris-Levallois wrapped their home pre-season tournament on a high note. They held off Charleroi to earn the third position. Sean May (206-F-84, college: N.Carolina) posted 16 points to lead the winners. Paris-Levallois had to deal with the absence of John Cox who suffered an injury in the opening game against Maccabi.
Paris-Levallois stayed in charge right from the start. They accounted for a 32:23 lead midway through the game. The hosts did not loosen the grasp and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Jawad Williams (204-F-83, college: N.Carolina) delivered 14 points, while Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) and Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) combined for 19 points in the victory. Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) responded with 22 points for Charleroi. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) had 16 points in the loss.

Paris-Levallois: Sean May 16, Jawad Williams 14
Charleroi: Mike Scott 22, Derrick Allen 16



Gent Dragons Transfer - by Peter Buyse

Gent Dragons the former Optima Gent has signed Nigerian center Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) for the rest of the season. The former Oostende center played the past season in D2 for Kangoeroes Boom. Before that he played both for Oostende and Duva Gistel.
The team needed another big man to replace Kristof Ongenaet who till now has not played any regular season games due to an injury.
The team is now complete with the recent return of its other injured players.



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  BOSNIA   


Nedzad Sinanovic crushes Barcelona at Palau Blaugrana - by Eurobasket News

Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) had impressive debut for his new team Valladolid. The Bosnian center exploded with 28 points and 10 rebounds today, while Valladolid downed reigning Spanish champion Barcelona at the Palau Blaugrana 71-78. Sinanovic was MVP of the game with valuation 31. Nedzad Sinanovic signed for Valladolid few days ago. He arrived to the club from Unicaja. The Bosnian center had 4.1 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 24 Liga Endesa games last season. He also added 3.4 ppg and 2.3 rpg for 13 Euroleague appearances. Nedzad Sinanovic signed with Unicaja in 2009. During his first two years the center mostly played for the LEB Gold team Clinicas Rincon. Actually he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 1st Team -10. Before Unicaja, Sinanovic was a member of Real Madrid from 2005 to 2009 (including loans to Real Madrid II, Koln and Burgos). Real Madrid was ACB and ULEB Cup champion in 2007 and player appeared 11 times in both competitions that season. In the past, Nedzad Sinanovic played for Pepinster and Citluk. He is active member of the Bosnian NT. He had 4.4 ppg and 3.8 rpg for 8 games in 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications.


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  BULGARIA   


Vassil Evtimov happy to be back in France - by Vladi Lazarova

Vasil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) is moving closer to his younger brother Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) and his parents in France. He is about to sign a contract with 9 times French champion and 6 times French Cup holder Limoges. 207 cm tall big man is already in France, getting ready for medical tests and official announcment.

35-years old Bulgarian with French passport will face his 29-years old brother Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.), who is a main part of current champion in PROA Chalon.


"Limoges, here I come! I'm glad to be back in France and play against my brother Shoush", says Vasco on his Twitter account.

Head coach of Limoges is Greek legend Panagiotis Giannakis, who joined the club earlier this year. Limoges is one of the oldest basketball clubs in Europe, founded in 1929. The team is Euroleague champion and Saporta Cup winner in the past.



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  CHILE   

Standings - LIBSUR

DIMAYOR Standings
 1. Liceo Mixto 3-0 
 2. San Fernando 3-0 
 3. U.Catolica 2-1 
 4. U.Concepcion 2-1 
 5. Duoc 1-2 
 6. I.P. Virginio 1-2 
 7. Quilicura 0-3 
 8. San Luis 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 29: U.Concepcion - Duoc 89-68
Sep. 29: Liceo Mixto - Quilicura 81-60
Sep. 29: I.P. Virginio - U.Catolica 64-86
Sep. 29: San Luis - San Fernando 63-72

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 6: Quilicura - Duoc
Oct. 6: San Fernando - U.Catolica
Oct. 6: U.Concepcion - Liceo Mixto
Oct. 6: I.P. Virginio - San Luis



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Kara Trutnov 2-0 
 2. Loko Plzen 2-0 
 3. Sokol H.K. 2-0 
 4. Sparta Praha 2-0 
 5. Proton Zlin 1-1 
 6. JBC Brno 1-1 
 7. Sokol P. 1-1 
 8. Liberec 1-1 
 9. U19 0-0 
 10. Litomerice 0-2 
 11. Nymburk B 0-2 
 12. Ostrava 0-2 
 13. Sokol V. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 30: JBC Brno - Sokol V. 97-71
Sep. 28: Loko Plzen - Litomerice 96-62
Sep. 28: Ostrava - Sokol H.K. 68-92
Sep. 30: Kara Trutnov - Sokol P. 68-58
Sep. 28: Nymburk B - Sparta Praha 64-93
Sep. 30: Proton Zlin - Liberec 60-58

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 7: Sokol V. - Loko Plzen
Oct. 5: Sokol P. - JBC Brno
Oct. 5: Sparta Praha - Kara Trutnov
Oct. 7: Sokol H.K. - Nymburk B
Oct. 5: Liberec - Ostrava
Oct. 7: Litomerice - Proton Zlin



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 3-0 
 2. Svendborg 2-0 
 3. SISU 2-1 
 4. Aarhus BC 2-1 
 5. Naestved 2-1 
 6. Horsens IC 1-2 
 7. Randers 0-1 
 8. Vaerlose 0-1 
 9. Aalborg 0-2 
 10. Horsholm 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 30: Horsens IC - Naestved 85-94
Sep. 29: Horsholm - Aarhus BC 63-67
Sep. 30: SISU - Bakken 61-78
Oct. 1: Randers - Svendborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Ryan WILLEN
  Aalborg
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 27
 1. Willen, Aalborg27.0 
 2. Washington, Svend.22.5 
 3. Bowlin, Horsens IC22.0 
 4. Delaney, Aalborg21.5 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg21.5 
 6. Rutherford, Svend.20.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU20.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved19.7 
 9. Kovacs, Horsholm19.5 
 10. Jukic, Horsens IC19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus11.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.5 
 3. Hesseldal, Horsholm10.3 
 4. Washington, Svend.10.0 
 5. Moritz, SISU8.7 
 6. Willen, Aalborg8.0 
 7. Chin, Bakken8.0 
 8. Thomann, Horse.7.3 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC7.3 
 10. Walker, Naestved7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC9.0 
 2. Jonsson, Aarhus BC8.5 
 3. Tomko, Bakken6.7 
 4. Murphy, Naestved4.7 
 5. Dennis, SISU4.7 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.5 
 7. Rutherford, Svend.4.5 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken3.3 
 9. Plannthin, Svend.3.0 
 10. Kovacs, Horsholm3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC5.3 
 2. Walker, Naestved3.3 
 3. Tomko, Bakken2.7 
 4. Delaney, Aalborg2.5 
 5. Rutherford, Svend.2.5 
 6. Dezouvre, Aarhus2.3 
 7. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 8. Jonsson, Aarhus BC2.0 
 9. Sorensen, Aalborg2.0 
 10. Varga, Horsens IC2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Washington, Svend.2.0 
 2. Thomann, Horse.1.7 
 3. Smith, SISU1.0 
 4. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.0 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.0 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 7. Chin, Bakken0.7 
 8. Jensen, Bakken0.5 
 9. Plannthin, Svend.0.5 
 10. Kovacs, Horsholm0.5 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Aarhus BF 1-0 
 2. Amager BK 1-0 
 3. BMS Skovlunde 1-0 
 4. Jonstrup 1-0 
 5. Koge BK 1-0 
 6. Virum 1-0 
 7. ALBA 0-1 
 8. Falcon 0-1 
 9. Glostrup 0-1 
 10. Haderslev 0-1 
 11. Lemvig 0-1 
 12. Stevnsgade 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Virum - Stevnsgade 88-60
Sep. 26: Falcon - Amager BK 69-72
Sep. 29: Glostrup - Aarhus BF 68-71
Sep. 29: BMS Skovlunde - Lemvig 68-39
Sep. 30: Haderslev - Koge BK 67-68
Sep. 29: Jonstrup - ALBA 67-65



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Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils-Kalev 92:89

Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg. The Latvian side won 92:89 at the Belov and Kondrashin Cup.
Ventspils started with 26-20 and added 25-23 in the second quarter. The Latvian side also won the third quarter as well and enjoyed 11-point advantage after three quarters. Kalev meanwhile was too far to give up and erupted in the last stanza. The Estonian team needed a 29-21 surge but could not catch up with the opponents. Ventspils grabbed 3-point win and finished third at the tournament. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83) scored 22 points in the losing effort and Gert Dorbek (193-SG-85) brought 12. Frank Elegar (206-C-86, college: Drexel) delivered 11 and Bamba Fall (216-C-86, college: SMU) netted 10.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


28th Turkish President's Cup Winner: Besiktas - by Baha Kurtulus

League, Turkish Cup and Eurochallenge Cup holder Besiktas Istanbul won the fourth title of the Turkish season by beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 77-75 for the President's Cup at Istanbul Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall.
Tutku Acik (194-G-80) lead Besiktas Istanbul with 14 points, Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) had 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) added 10 points and 3 rebounds. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) hellped them with 11 points and 5 rebounds.
Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) scored 16 points, Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) had 11 points and boarded 6 rebounds. Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) netted 10 points in defeat.








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  FRANCE   

Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Angers BC 49 1-0 
 2. Blois 1-0 
 3. La Rochelle 1-0 
 4. Quimper 1-0 
 5. Rennes 1-0 
 6. Souffel 1-0 
 7. CFBB 0-0 
 8. Cognac 0-0 
 9. Lievin 0-0 
 10. Orchy 0-0 
 11. Roche 0-0 
 12. Rueil 0-0 
 13. Challans 0-1 
 14. Chartres 0-1 
 15. Monaco 0-1 
 16. Sorgues 0-1 
 17. St Chamond 0-1 
 18. Vichy 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Sorgues - Quimper 90-96 OT
Sep. 29: Angers BC 49 - Monaco 80-76
Sep. 29: Rennes - St Chamond 79-78
Sep. 29: Blois - Challans 76-71
Sep. 29: La Rochelle - Vichy 73-66
Sep. 29: Chartres - Souffel 57-60

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Blois - Angers BC 49
Oct. 6: Monaco - Roche
Oct. 6: Cognac - CFBB
Oct. 6: St Chamond - Lievin
Oct. 6: Quimper - Chartres
Oct. 6: Orchy - Sorgues
Oct. 6: Souffel - Rennes
Oct. 6: Rueil - La Rochelle
Oct. 6: Challans - Vichy


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Logi GUNNARSSON
  Angers B.
  (192-SG-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Gunnarsson, Angers26.0 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper26.0 
 3. M''Poy, Rennes22.0 
 4. Tillon, St Chamond20.0 
 5. Kaunisto, Blois20.0 
 6. Hankins-Cole, Sorg.20.0 
 7. Thinon, Sorgues19.0 
 8. Pene, Rennes19.0 
 9. Bardet, Monaco17.0 
 10. Cherry, Quimper17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 15
 1. Kaunisto, Blois15.0 
 2. Hankins-Cole, Sorg.13.0 
 3. Rinna, St Chamond11.0 
 4. Pilgrim, Challans11.0 
 5. Traore, Angers B.10.0 
 6. Pasut, Sorgues9.0 
 7. Christophe, Monaco9.0 
 8. Thibedore, Quimper9.0 
 9. Herard, Challans8.0 
 10. Calasan, Monaco8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos CHERRY
  Quimper
  (184-PG-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Cherry, Quimper10.0 
 2. Fellah, Angers B.9.0 
 3. Christophe, Monaco7.0 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.6.0 
 5. Brochard, Blois5.0 
 6. Staelens, Blois5.0 
 7. Herard, Challans5.0 
 8. Bennett, Monaco5.0 
 9. Tillon, St Chamond4.0 
 10. Cherasse, Challans4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew THOMSON
  La Roche.
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomson, La Roche.3.0 
 2. Bennett, Monaco3.0 
 3. Rey, St Chamond3.0 
 4. Cherry, Quimper3.0 
 5. Drouault, Angers B.2.0 
 6. Pene, Rennes2.0 
 7. Brochard, Blois2.0 
 8. Rathieuville, Chal.2.0 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle2.0 
 10. Sall, Rennes2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Davis, Blois6.0 
 2. Traore, Angers B.3.0 
 3. Thomson, La Roche.2.0 
 4. Kaunisto, Blois2.0 
 5. Chupin, Angers B.1.0 
 6. Moupegnou, Quimper1.0 
 7. Ben Driss, Rennes1.0 
 8. Pasut, Sorgues1.0 
 9. Brochard, Blois1.0 
 10. Rey, St Chamond1.0 


Welcome to new season of NM1: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NM1 just started.

Rennes - St Chamond 79-78
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Saint Chamond won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Union Rennes dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Saint Chamond's 26. They outrebounded Saint Chamond 36-25 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Bernard M'Poy (197-F-87) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) contributed with 19 points for the winners. point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) answered with 20 points and 4 assists and naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) added 17 points in the effort for Saint Chamond. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: B.M'Poy 22+3reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 19+2reb+3ast, O.Lamothe 10+4reb+2ast, S.Ben Driss 10+7reb, K.Kittar 8+2reb+1ast, E.Esneu Doguet 4+3reb
St Chamond: R.Tillon 20+3reb+4ast, J.Landu-Bongo 17+3reb+2ast, I.Bankevics 12+3reb+3ast, B.Rey 10+3reb+1ast, R.Jacon 8+1reb+1ast, M.Ledoux 6
gschID: 184701


Chartres - Souffel 57-60
The guests were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-13 Chartres' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 60-57 at the end of the game.
gschID: 199869


Blois - Challans 76-71
Challans was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 25-14 charge of Blois, which allowed them to win the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) (205-82) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the losing side American forward Matthew Pilgrim (203-87, college: Oklahoma St., agency: KMG Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Fabien Herard (198-79) scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Blois: V.Kaunisto 20+15reb+1ast, D.Davis 15+5reb+2ast, J.Tornato 12+4reb+2ast, G.Staelens 10+2reb+5ast, G.Tacita 9+2reb+1ast, P.Brochard 7+5ast
Challans: F.Herard 16+8reb+5ast, M.Pilgrim 16+11reb+4ast, N.Gouacide 12+6reb, J.Rathieuville 12+1reb+6ast, S.Cherasse 4+1reb+4ast, R.Medenouvo 4+1reb
gschID: 184699


La Rochelle - Vichy 73-66
The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 35-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for guard Faycal Sahraoui (188-79) who helped to win the game recording 13 points. British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba, agency: JEMsports) contributed with 9 points for the winners. Forward Yohann Smail (198-90) answered with 14 points and swingman Guillaume Pons (198-79) added 12 points in the effort for JA Vichy. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: F.Sahraoui 13+1reb+1ast, P.Bonnelalbay 11+1reb, J.Dalmat 9+2ast, A.Thomson 9+4reb, J.Cole 8+1ast, S.Soliman 7+1ast
Vichy: Y.Smail 14+1reb, G.Pons 12+2reb, B.Thomas 9+2ast, R.El Amrani 9+1ast, G.Lessort 8, O.Da Silveira 7
gschID: 184695


Sorgues - Quimper 90-96 OT
The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 16-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 16-10. Strangely Sorgues outrebounded Quimper UJAP 48-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) accounted for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. American Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) added 19 points respectively for Sorgues in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Quimper: F.Thibedore 26+9reb+3ast, C.Cherry 17+7reb+10ast, C.Raji 14+4reb, W.Molas 12+7reb, J.Moupegnou 10+1reb, E.Plateau 8+3reb+2ast
Sorgues: Q.Hankins-Cole 20+13reb, A.Thinon 19+3reb+2ast, R.Zamroz 15+3reb+1ast, C.Mansare 12+7reb+3ast, X.Pasut 10+9reb, P.Clerence 7+6reb
gschID: 184693


Angers BC 49 - Monaco 80-76
The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-15. But Monaco won third quarter 27-5. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Angers BC 49 looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for Icelandic Logi Gunnarsson (192-81) who helped to win the game recording 26 points. Naturalized Algerian point guard Ahmed Fellah (180-81) contributed with 13 points and 9 assists for the winners. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Travarus Bennett (202-79, college: Minnesota) answered with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Monaco.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: L.Gunnarsson 26+4reb+3ast, A.Fellah 13+4reb+9ast, A.Hill 12+8reb, S.Traore 9+10reb+2ast, P.Drouault 6+5reb, M.Chupin 6+7reb+1ast
Monaco: O.Bardet 17+4reb+2ast, T.Bennett 16+7reb+5ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 16+6reb+2ast, A.Christophe 10+9reb+7ast, S.Marco 5+5reb+1ast, N.Calasan 5+8reb+2ast



French ProB round 1 best performance: Anthony Hilliard - by Eurobasket News

American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86) had an amazing evening for Antibes, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, five rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Le Portel (0-1) with 37-point margin 109-72. Hilliard had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Antibes' top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in first round's games was 29-year old Gambian Moses Sonko (197-F-83, agency: Two Points) of Bourg. Sonko had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. He lead Bourg to comfortable win outscoring Boulogne (0-1) 97-61. Sonko is well-known at Bourg and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Court Side) of Evreux. Wood showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Evreux, leading his team to a 77-72 win against Nantes (0-1). Evreux has a good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Wood also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. It already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 20 points and 20 rebounds
5. Fabien Calvez (187-G-84) of Charleville - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-78) of Lille - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82) of Le Portel - 31 points and 3 rebounds
8. Charles Jackson (203-F-87) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 30 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Antibes - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 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)



Nicolas de Jong suffers knee injury - by Eurobasket News

Nicolas de Jong (210-C-88) got injured during the preseason game on Saturday. His Strasbourg met Dijon, but de Jong suffered knee injury with 2 minutes remaining in the match. He scored 16 points until than. The player will undergo MRI and other tests next week, after what he will find out how serious injury is. Nicolas de Jong signed a deal with Strasbourg last summer. He appeared 21 times in ProA averaging 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds for 21 games. He should have important role this season, of course if the injury is not serious. Before Strasbourg, Nicolas de Jong spent three years with Vichy. They reached French Cup Semifinals together in 2011. A year before that, Vichy reached Semaine des As Semis.


Paris-Levallois beat Charleroi to clinch third place in Paris - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Charleroi 77:63

Paris-Levallois wrapped their home pre-season tournament on a high note. They held off Charleroi to earn the third position. Sean May (206-F-84, college: N.Carolina) posted 16 points to lead the winners. Paris-Levallois had to deal with the absence of John Cox who suffered an injury in the opening game against Maccabi.
Paris-Levallois stayed in charge right from the start. They accounted for a 32:23 lead midway through the game. The hosts did not loosen the grasp and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Jawad Williams (204-F-83, college: N.Carolina) delivered 14 points, while Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) and Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) combined for 19 points in the victory. Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) responded with 22 points for Charleroi. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) had 16 points in the loss.

Paris-Levallois: Sean May 16, Jawad Williams 14
Charleroi: Mike Scott 22, Derrick Allen 16



Elan Chalon, SLUC Nancy and Orleans won the weekend clashes - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne lost to Elan Chalon 71:85. The latter won the first period 20:13 and led 7 points at the halftime. Chorale de Roanne managed to reduce to 5 points entering the last stanza but could not match the opponents. Elan Chalon posted 29-20 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Marcus Denmon (190-G-90, college: Missouri) and Evtimov paced all the winners with 21 points each, while Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) had 9. William Gradit (197-SF-82, college: Hill JC) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Victor Samnick (203-F/C-79, college: Georgetown) scored 13. Voskuil and Collins followed them with 12 points apiece.
Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg lost to SLUC Nancy 71:76. Kammron Taylor (188-G-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) top-scored for the German side with 19 points and Staiger added 14. Turek and David Weaver (209-C-87, college: Wake Forest) scored 12 apiece, while Weber notched 6.
Orleans meanwhile beat Limoges CSP 80:78.



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Impressive debut for MZT Skopje in Adriatic league - by Eurobasket News

Cibona - MZT Skopje 72-77

MZT Skopje made impressive debut in Adriatic league. The reigning FYROM champion downed Croatian champ Cibona in Zagreb 77-72. The game was played on Saturday. Visitors trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game by five. Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma) top-scored in victory with 21 points. Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) had double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) helped with 12 points. At the losing side American center Justin Hamilton (210-C-90, college: Iowa St.) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket) scored 17 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. MZT Skopje will face HKK Siroki WWin in Siroki Brijeg in the next round. Cibona will play on the road against Szolnok. Once again, amazing start for MZT Skopje.

Cibona: T.Zubcic 17+2reb+3ast, J.Hamilton 16+8reb, A.Zizic 10+3reb, D.Strawberry 7+5reb+1ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 6+4reb+1ast, A.Masic 6+3reb
MZT Skopje: C.Davis 21+1reb+3ast, G.Cekovski 13+12reb, D.Stojanovski 12+2reb, T.Gecevski 8+4reb+1ast, N.Dahlman 6+7reb+1ast, U.Nikolic 6+4reb+2ast



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  GERMANY   

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Chemnitz 1-0 
 2. Duesseldorf 1-0 
 3. Ehingen 1-0 
 4. ETB Wohnbau 1-0 
 5. Goettingen 1-0 
 6. Gotha 1-0 
 7. Karlsruhe 1-0 
 8. NBC 1-0 
 9. Crailsheim 0-1 
 10. Cuxhaven 0-1 
 11. Finke Baskets 0-1 
 12. Heidelberg 0-1 
 13. Jena 0-1 
 14. Kirchheim 0-1 
 15. Leipzig 0-1 
 16. Vechta 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: Karlsruhe - Kirchheim 99-76
Sep. 29: NBC - Cuxhaven 97-91
Sep. 30: Goettingen - Jena 90-77
Sep. 29: Gotha - Leipzig 88-84
Sep. 29: Chemnitz - Finke Baskets 88-71
Sep. 30: Heidelberg - ETB Wohnbau 86-87
Sep. 30: Duesseldorf - Vechta 84-82
Sep. 30: Ehingen - Crailsheim 69-50

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: Leipzig - Ehingen
Oct. 3: Finke Baskets - Gotha
Oct. 3: Cuxhaven - Chemnitz
Oct. 3: Kirchheim - NBC
Oct. 3: Jena - Karlsruhe
Oct. 3: ETB Wohnbau - Goettingen
Oct. 3: Vechta - Heidelberg
Oct. 3: Crailsheim - Duesseldorf


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Cuxhaven
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 29
 1. Thomas, Cuxhaven29.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau25.0 
 3. Harbut, ETB W.24.0 
 4. Chavis, NBC23.0 
 5. Richardson, Karls.22.0 
 6. Greene, Duesseldorf21.0 
 7. Scott, Vechta21.0 
 8. Simon, Leipzig21.0 
 9. Lipke, Gotha20.0 
 10. Vargas, Goetting.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeWayne RICHARDSON
  Karls.
  (202-C-77)
  Avg: 17
 1. Richardson, Karls.17.0 
 2. Thompson, NBC16.0 
 3. Unterluggaue., Ehi.11.0 
 4. Smith, Gotha11.0 
 5. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 6. Jones, Chemnitz9.0 
 7. Cardenas, Chemnitz8.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven8.0 
 9. Obiango, Chemnitz8.0 
 10. Dennis, Finke B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Brazelton, NBC10.0 
 2. Smith, Gotha8.0 
 3. Grimaldi, Goetting.7.0 
 4. Bynum, Chemnitz7.0 
 5. Williams, Vechta6.0 
 6. Stockton, Karlsruhe6.0 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen6.0 
 8. Tzakopoulos, Dues.5.0 
 9. Aud, Finke Baskets5.0 
 10. Zipser, Heidelberg5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Williams, Vechta5.0 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven4.0 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz4.0 
 4. Jost, Finke Baske.3.0 
 5. Rockmann, Cuxhaven3.0 
 6. Pratt, Cuxhaven3.0 
 7. Adler, NBC3.0 
 8. Greene, Duesseldorf2.0 
 9. Lipke, Gotha2.0 
 10. Reyes-N., Jena2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul ZIPSER
  Heidelberg
  (201-PG-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Zipser, Heidelberg4.0 
 2. Menck, Karlsruhe2.0 
 3. De Michael, NBC2.0 
 4. Obiango, Chemnitz1.0 
 5. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.0 
 6. Rohde, Heidelberg1.0 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen1.0 
 8. Theis, Ehingen1.0 
 9. Henley, ETB W.1.0 
 10. Thompson, NBC1.0 


LTi Giessen, Phoenix Hagen and Ludwigsburg play friendlies - by Eurobasket News

LTi GIESSEN 46ers overcame Licher BasketBaren 85:65. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: S.Florida) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Ryan Brooks (193-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Temple) notched 21. Benjamin Ortner netted 11 and LaQuan Prowell (203-SF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Auburn) added 6. Mathias Perl replied with 25 points in the losing effort and Nino Valentic added 13.
Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg lost to SLUC Nancy 71:76. Kammron Taylor (188-G-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) top-scored for the German side with 19 points and Lucca Staiger (195-SG-88, college: Iowa St.) added 14. Turek and David Weaver (209-C-87, college: Wake Forest) scored 12 apiece, while Weber notched 6.
Phoenix Hagen tied the game against Okapi Aalstar at 117:117. Abe Lodwick (200-G/F-88, college: Washington St.) and White top-scored for the German team with 26 points each, while Bell posted 21. Gordon nailed 15 and Kruel scored 14. Bjoern Schoo (213-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Northern St.) delivered 8, whilst Hess had 3.



TBB Trier edge Antwerp in friendly - by Eurobasket News

TBB Trier - Antwerp 72:65

TBB Trier played another friendly encounter prior to the start of the season. They held off Port of Antwerp Giants. Barry Stewart (191-G-88, college: Mississippi St.) scored 14 points to lead the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 17:17 after ten minutes. The Giants surged ahead in the second frame. Antwerp posted a 33:28 halftime lead. But Trier managed to narrow the gap in the third quarter. The hosts got within a single point at the final intermission 48:49. TBB Trier used a 6:0 run at the start of the fourth frame to surge ahead. They maintained the lead till the final buzzer and sealed the victory at the end. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond) and Andreas Seiferth (209-PF-89) knocked down 13 points each for Trier. Brian Harper added 9 points for the winners. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) answered with 20 points for the Giants. Ralph Biggs (199-F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) had 9 points in the loss.

TBB Trier: Barry Stewart 14, Jermaine Bucknor 13, Andreas Seiferth 13
Antwerp: Bryan Hopkins 20, Ralph Biggs 9



Duesseldorf Baskets adds Darden to their roster - by Eurobasket Center

Duesseldorf Baskets (ProA) added to their roster 24-year old American center Meneptha Darden (206-C-88, college: Rogers St.). In his first game he scored 2 points helping his new team beat Vechta 84-82. Darden played most recently at Glasgow Rocks (United Kingdom). He just graduated Rogers State University and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



ProA Round 1 starts in the country - by Eurobasket News

Karlsruhe - Kirchheim 99-76

BG Karlsruhe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kirchheim Knights' 46 and made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kirchheim Knights 38-23 including a 32-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. BG Karlsruhe looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Kirchheim Knights' players. 25 personal fouls committed by Kirchheim Knights helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). BG Karlsruhe's coach Torsten Daume felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and forward Sebastian Adeberg (198-84) added 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: D.Richardson 22+17reb+1ast, J.Black 17+5reb+4ast, S.Hauer 17+1ast, R.Roessler 15+5reb+4ast, E.Vierneisel 9+2reb+3ast, M.Stockton 9+1reb+6ast
Kirchheim: C.Alexander 15+5reb+1ast, S.Adeberg 15+3reb, C.Land 11+4reb+2ast, G.Prodromou 10+5reb+3ast, R.Tomasevic 10+1ast, M.Smallwood 6+2reb


gschID: 184350


NBC - Cuxhaven 97-91

Cuxhaven BasCats were ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 33-22 charge of NBC, which allowed them to win the game. NBC had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Cuxhaven BasCats were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Ronald Thompson (208-81, college: Morehouse) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Tyrone Brazelton (185-86, college: W.Kentucky) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists for the winners. NBC's coach Martin Ides allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cuxhaven BasCats.


Top scorers:
NBC: W.Chavis 23+1ast, C.Adler 19+2reb, R.Thompson 18+16reb+1ast, T.Brazelton 16+4reb+10ast, R.De Michael 15+7reb+3ast, C.Abercrombie 4+2reb
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 29+5reb+1ast, E.Harris 14+8reb+2ast, M.Rockmann 13+1reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 10+2reb+1ast, J.Kelly 9+2ast, O.Greg 5+1reb+2ast


gschID: 184351


Gotha - Leipzig 88-84

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) fired 7 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Jan Lipke (193-83, agency: Court Side) chipped in 20 points. Forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) produced 21 points (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and American center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) added 13 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Oettinger Rockets Gotha (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams.
Top scorers:
Gotha: J.Lipke 20+2reb+3ast, C.Griffin 15+2ast, T.Lathan 11+2reb+2ast, T.Baker 10+7reb, L.Niebuhr 9+2reb+1ast, J.Schaffrath 8
Leipzig: W.Simon 21+4reb+2ast, K.Kranz 18+1ast, C.Gadley 13+8reb+1ast, K.Schaffartzik 13+3reb+1ast, N.Freer 9+4reb+1ast, A.Macevicius 6+4reb
gschID: 184352


Duesseldorf - Vechta 84-82

Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-82. Duesseldorf Baskets made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Forward Sebastian Greene (203-84, college: Fordham) fired 21 points for the winners. Naturalized Croatian guard Marin Petric (190-80) chipped in 18 points. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin used entire bench in such tough game. American center Jereal Scott (200-89, college: SF Austin) produced 21 points and the other American import point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 steals respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Duesseldorf: S.Greene 21+4reb+2ast, M.Petric 18+2reb+3ast, N.Adamczak 14+8reb, P.Flomo 12+6reb, T.Tzakopoulos 7+1reb+5ast, G.Johnson 6+1reb+3ast
Vechta: J.Scott 21+3reb+1ast, A.Rudowitz 15+7reb, R.Williams 13+4reb+6ast, F.Stuckemann 12+2reb+1ast, B.Fumey 10+5reb, C.Hassan 8+7reb+1ast


gschID: 184347


Heidelberg - ETB Wohnbau 86-87

MLP Academics Heidelberg was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 34-18 third quarter run of ETB Wohnbau. They made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by MLP Academics Heidelberg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Terren Harbut (198-83, college: Ohio) accounted for 24 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Janis Heindel (199-83) came up with 14 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Paul Zipser (201-94) added 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks respectively for MLP Academics Heidelberg in the defeat.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 25+10reb+1ast, T.Harbut 24+3reb+1ast, C.Bartels 11+3reb, J.Henley 10+6reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 7+1reb+4ast, A.Cook 5+2reb+4ast
Heidelberg: T.Rohde 17+2reb, J.Dixon 17+1reb+1ast, J.Heindel 14+6reb+3ast, P.Zipser 12+6reb+5ast, K.Barth 10+2reb+2ast, K.Kuhn 7+4reb
gschID: 184348


Goettingen - Jena 90-77

The game was mostly controlled by BG Goettingen. Science City Jena was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BG Goettingen shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Central Mo., agency: Limelight Hoops) produced 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: A.Vargas 20+5reb+3ast, S.Phillips 17+7reb+4ast, A.Hitchens 14, B.Davis 10+4reb+2ast, R.Harris 9+4reb, P.Guede 7+1reb+1ast
Jena: S.Watts 20+3reb, L.Jeka 12+3reb+4ast, A.Adomaitis 10+5reb+1ast, K.Barker 10+4reb+2ast, T.Schwartz 9+5reb+2ast, C.Roquette 7+3reb
gschID: 184349


Chemnitz - Finke Baskets 88-71

The game was mostly controlled by BV Chemnitz 99. Finke Baskets was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BV Chemnitz 99 dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Finke Baskets' 32. American forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Robert Cardenas (200-82) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Five BV Chemnitz 99 players scored in double figures. BV Chemnitz 99's coach Felix Schreier used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Michael Jost (204-88) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) added 19 points respectively for lost side. BV Chemnitz 99 maintains first place with 1-0 record, which they share with 7 other teams.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: A.Jones 18+9reb+1ast, R.Cardenas 15+8reb+1ast, P.Stachula 14+4ast, J.Bynum 11+5reb+7ast, T.Ishizaki 11+2reb+2ast, J.Schmidt 11+1reb+1ast
Finke Baskets: M.Fleischmann 19+2reb, M.Jost 14+6reb+2ast, G.Aud 11+3reb+5ast, J.Adams 9+2reb, S.Dennis 7+8reb+2ast, V.Kittmann 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184345


Ehingen - Crailsheim 69-50

The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-50. Ehingen/Urspringschule dominated on the defensive end, holding Crailsheim Merlins to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Crailsheim Merlins 35-20 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Jake Anderson (187-87, college: Iowa St.) stepped up and scored 19 points for the winners and his fellow American import forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ehingen/Urspringschule's coach Ralph Junge used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Philipp Friedel (185-87) scored 10 points. Four Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Ehingen: J.Anderson 19+4reb+3ast, A.Calvin 15+7reb+1ast, M.Mueller 13+2reb, T.Unterluggauer 6+11reb, K.Ogbe 5+2reb+2ast, V.Matthews 4+2reb+6ast
Crailsheim: J.Moore 12+5reb+3ast, J.Crow 11+1reb, P.Friedel 10+3reb+3ast, D.Coleman 10+4reb+1ast, B.Lischka 7+5reb, M.Lachmann 0


gschID: 184346



Ahmad Smith (Gotha) My Goal Is To Help Win Games And Bring Leadership - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ahmad Smith (194-G-84, college: St.Bonaventure) is a 27 year old 194cm guard from Virginia that is playing his first season for the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProA). He played at St.Bonaventure (NCAA) from 2002-2006 and in his senior year played 28 games: ScoreA10-8 (14.2ppg), RebA10-10 (6.2rpg), AssistsA10-9 (3.5apg), FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 59.8%. In 2006-2007, he played for Mardyke UCC Demons Cork (Ireland-SuperLeague): 9 games: 18.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 60.8%. In 2007-2008, he played for SVD 49 Dortmund (Regionalliga): 6 games: 30.2ppg. In 2008-2009, he played for : BSV Wulfen (Germany-Regionalliga) 23.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 6.0apg, 3PT: 35.2%. In 2009-2010, he played for Hertener Loewen (Germany-ProB)29 games: 18.2ppg, Reb-2 (8.7rpg), Assists-1 (7.1apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 69.5%. In 2010-2011, he played for s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-ProA): left before the season started, then moved to SVD 49 Dortmund (Germany-Regionalliga): 6 games: 12.8ppg, waived in Nov.'10, in Jan.'11 signed at Nuernberger Basketball Club (Germany-ProB, starting five): 15 games: 8.3ppg, 6.8rpg, Assists-1 (7.1apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 69.1%. Last season for the Kichheim Knights he played 35 games: 9.9ppg, 6.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.7apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 62.0% He spoke to eurobasket about the upcoming season.


Hi Ahmad, thanks for talking to eurobasket. How was your summer? What was your most memorable off court summer highlight this year?


Hey Miles! My summer was really nice got to spend lots of time with my family and close friends. Probably the first day I came home was the best one seeing my parents and friends for the first time after a long season.


After a very successful season last year with Kirchheim, I was hoping for a call from the Beko BBL. Instead you signed early with Gotha in the PRO A. Was it money or just the security of getting a job in the not always easy job market?

The situation in Gotha was just too hard for me to turn down. They have a great foundation here and a great plan for the future.


Wasnt there any interest from the Beko BBL? As a back up you could of played for teams.

I had some teams interested from the BBL, but I just felt Gotha was the best situation for me.


You were the top assist man in the Pro A last season with 6,7apg and also had 6,1apg. Do you feel pressure to improve these stats? How do you handle this and what are your season personal goals?

No theres no pressure at all on my end. I just want to win games and the stats will take care of themselves. My personal goal is to be a great leader and win the league!


What were the main reasons for joining Gotha? What bought you about joining this team?

Talking to our coach Marko Simic he told me how great the situation was here, and the ambitions the club has for the future.


How do you like the town Gotha? You are in the former east of Germany for the first time. How is Gotha different than other places that you have played for in Germany?

Gotha is a small town really quiet. Its a change of pace from my hometown in the states. Its different from the other places I've played in because of the size buy I'm comfortable here.

What will be your role with Gotha? Will it be similiar like in Kirchheim or does head coach Marko Simic have something else planned for you?

To help our team when games and bring some leadership to the team.

How is the coaching style of Marko Simic different than BRANISLAV IGNJATOVIC?

Marko is a younger coach with a lot of energy and enthusiasm in practice. There both great coaches to learn from on a daily basis.


We know guys like Torvoris baker and Chase Griffin from their play in Germany, but what are the best attributes that Derek Selvig and Trayvon Lathan bring to the court?

Tray and Derek are both good players. Tray has crazy athleticism and great one on one moves. Derek is unique being a 7 footer that can hit the 3 consistently. I think they both will have good seasons.

If you and Chase Griffin are parked in the corner and take 100 shots each who will hit more shots?

He's a knock down shooter, but being a competitor I will have to go with myself. Sorry Chase lol

Who would win in their prime the Dream Team or Team USA 2012?

Dream Team 92

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal


Thanks Ahmad for the chat.




Brose Baskets clinch Beko BBL Champions Cup 2012 - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - ratiopharm ulm 102:98 OT

Brose Baskets clinch Beko BBL Champions Cup 2012. The defending champions overcame Ratiopharm Ulm 102:98 in overtime.
More than 6400 spectators saw a wonderful start of 2012/2013 season. Brose Baskets started the game with 20-12 and led 6 points at the halftime. Ratiopharm Ulm was too far to give up and won the third period 25-20 and reduced to 1 point after three quarters. Moreover the team tied the game at 85:85. In overtime Brose Baskets looked better in extra time and won 17-13.
Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) nailed 21. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) posted 18, while Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) notched 17. John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) replied with 27 points in the losing effort and Steven Esterkamp (198-F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Ohio) had 15. Gunther scored 12, whilst Philipp Schwethelm (201-SF-89, agency: Pro One Sports) added 10.

Bamberg: Bostjan Nachbar 26, Teddy Gipson 21, Casey Jacobsen 18, Maik Zirbes 17
Ulm: John Bryant 27, Steven Esterkamp 15, Gunther 12, Philipp Schwethelm 10



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Olympiakos clinch third position at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Zalgiris 86:75

Olympiakos finished their Gomelsky Cup campaign with victory. They held off Zalgiris to clinch the third position. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) came up with 20 points to lead the charge.
The Greek team strongly entered the game. They posted a 24:11 lead after ten minutes. Zalgiris slowed their opponents a bit in the second quarter. The Kaunas team cut the margin to 11 points at the big break 32:43. But Olympiakos were back in the drivers seat in the third frame. They eased to a 17-point lead at the final intermission. Zalgiris fired 26 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Stratos Perperoglou (203-F-84) accounted for 16 points, while Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) added 11 points in the victory. Jeff Foote (212-C-88, college: Cornell) responded with 13 points for Zalgiris. Rimantas Kaukenas (192-SG-77, college: Seton Hall) had 11 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Georgios Printezis 20, Stratos Perperoglou 16, Kostas Papanikolaou 11
Zalgiris: Jeff Foote 13, Rimantas Kaukenas 11



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ZZ Leiden clinch Super Cup - by Fred Roggen

Dutch Cup winner ZZ Leiden celebrated the Super Cup trophy. They overcame Dutch Champion EiffelTowers Den Bosch in Den Bosch Sunday afternoon 57-67.
ZZ Leiden ensured the better start to the game. They rallied to a 8-17 lead at the first intermission. They enjoyed a 17-26 lead at the interval. EiffelTowers went on a 10-0 rallyin the third quarter to erase the deficit and pull in front. The squad of coach Korner maintained the advantage and entered the fourth quarter up by four points 44-39. ZZ Leiden ignited a 0-10 run midway through the fourth frame to take a 52-54 lead , EiffelTowers never recovered, ZZ Leiden won the last stanza 13-28 and sealed the win 57-67. Arvin Slagter (191-G-85, agency: Court Side)
contributed 16 points for ZZ Leiden, while Tony Gallo (180-G-89, college: Coppin St.) edged 15 points. Michael Schachtner (206-F-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) contributed 12 and Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) accounted for 10 points in the win.
Dejuan Wright (190-G-88, agency: Court Side, college: FIU) responded with 18 points and 10 boards for EiffelTowers. Kees Akerboom (200-SF-83, agency: Court Side) delivered 16 points in defeat.




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Dorenzo Hudson reached a deal with ZTE KK - by Levente Szabo

The management of Zalakeramia-ZTE KK signed rookie guard, Dorenzo Hudson (195-G-88) for a one year deal with a long tryout clause included. The 6'5" guard arrived already to Hungary and will have to pass the 1 month tryout period to earn a guaranteed contract with the team.

Dorenzo graduated this year at Virginia Tech where he was a 4 year starter. His most memorable performance during his college career was most probably his 41 point game in an overtime win against Seton Hall in his sophomore season. His best performance as a senior was a 31 point effort (FG: 5/8 3PT: 3/5 FT: 12/12) against FIU at the beginning of the season. Dorenzo Hudson finished his last collegiate year averaging 10.9ppg, 2.8rpg and1.5apg (FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 81.5%).

The rookie guard will have his debut with Zalakeramia-ZTE KK today in the preseason game against MJUS-Fortress Kormend.



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. 11890 Killester 1-0 
 2. Dublin Inter 1-0 
 3. UCC Demons 1-0 
 4. UL Eagles 1-0 
 5. B.Gais Neptune 0-1 
 6. DCU Saints 0-1 
 7. Moycullen 0-1 
 8. UCD Marian 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 28: Dublin Inter - DCU Saints 82-67
Sep. 29: Moycullen - UCC Demons 72-80
Sep. 30: B.Gais Neptune - UL Eagles 72-74
Sep. 29: 11890 Killester - UCD Marian 62-59

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: UL Eagles - 11890 Killester
Oct. 6: UCD Marian - B.Gais Neptune
Oct. 6: DCU Saints - Moycullen
Oct. 7: UCC Demons - Dublin Inter


BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKLY REPORT - by Patrick Maher



BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKLY REPORT

This weekend marked the beginning of the 2012-13 National League season. Reigning champions, UL Eagles, returned home with an impressive victory against Cork side Bord Gais Neptune while Killester came out on top after they clinched a close win at home to Dublin rivals UCD Marian.

UCC Demons beat a resilient Moycullen in Galway as Nivea For Mens SuperLeague newcomers, Dublin Inter, claimed their first win against last years beaten finalists, DCU Saints, in the National Basketball Arena.

Reigning Nivea For Mens SuperLeague champions, UL Eagles, came back from a 13 point deficit at half time to win with a buzzer beater over Bord Gais Neptune on a score line of 72-74.

Although the game had an exciting finish, UL Eagles started the game very sluggish. The second quarter seemed the most difficult for them as they struggled to close the gap with the cork team. Speaking about the game, Head Coach, Mark Keenan admitted, We made life difficult for ourselves and did not play well in the first half, we lacked composure.
Keenan continued, During half-time we got it together and started the second half with determination. At one stage we went from being 13 points down to 9 points ahead. The guys put in great work to get back in the game. Unfortunately, we didnt maintain this lead by missing free throws that we should have put away. The game came down to the last possession and Taylor hit the shot on the buzzer. We were lucky. Although the Limerick side came away victorious Keenan declared, I am happy with the win and leaving Cork with two points but I am not happy with our overall performance.

Dublin Northsiders Killester fought hard for their 62-59 victory in their Dublin derby with UCD Marian.

Feeling slightly underhanded without the help of star player Jermaine Turner, Head Coach, Darren ONeill was delighted with his teams win, Its always nice to start the season off with a win. It was a tense affair from the jump and with the first quarter ending 11 a piece it wasnt necessarily great basketball. ONeill continued, Our defense was superb though! Down the stretch it came to us forcing turnovers which then gave us an open run for some easy baskets. Chubb was outstanding for us finishing up with 20 points but we grinded it out until the very end.
UCC Demons enjoyed a win on the road against Moycullen as the game finished 80-72.

UCC Demons Head Coach, Paul Kelleher, played tribute to the Galway side as he expressed just how difficult it is to come out of their gym with a win, Galway is always a tough place for us to go. From our last three encounters there we have only won by a collective 9 points. They are always close games. Kelleher added, To win by 8 was definitely our best results against Moycullen. Sullivan and Nihill caused us a lot of trouble but Coughlan and OSullivan stepped up and made some great decisions when we needed smart play. Our win was a character victory for us and everyone played their part, it was a team effort.

Dublin Inter were keen to send out a serious signal to the rest of the league with their impressive 82-67 win over DCU Saints.

We are delighted with our first win in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague, a first in the history of our club! said Head Coach, Audrius Jonusas. He continued to express how important the win was for his side, This win was fantastic for our team and management but also for the future of the club. Speaking about the game Jonusas said, The first half was very tough but once we slipped into a zone defense it worked well. Tamusauskad played a great game for us but everyone on the team played their part. I hope this result will send a message to the league that we are serious contenders this season!

BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKLY RESULTS

Friday September 28th 2012

Nivea for Mens SuperLeague

Dublin Inter 82 (37) (M Tamusauskad 26; A Statkus 16; M Cepliauskas 13) DCU Saints 67 (31) (P Clover 14; E Quill 13; M Chubb 10)

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Nivea for Mens SuperLeague

Moycullen 72 (35) (Pat Sullivan 17; Cian Nihill 15; Paul O'Brien 11) UCC Demons 80 (38) (Shane Coughlan 19; Ciaran O'Sullivan 19; Delwan Graham 18)

Killester 62 (27) (E. Chubb 20; M. Westbrooks 13; L.Summers 8) UCD Marian 59 (30) (J. Galvin 26; C. Meany 9; B. Drumm 6)

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Brittons Insurance Donegal Town 58 (26) (D. Muldoon 13; R. Muldoon 13; W. Timoney 13) Dublin Thunder 103 (52) (M. Goj 35; E. Jankech 16; D. McGovern 15)

Fr Matthews 45 (22) (E. O'Callaghan 11; M. Bruseovs 11; D. Vucen 8) Maree 62 (25) (K. Hansberry 18; J. Brophy 10; C. O'Hagan 10)

Templeogue 64 (22) (P. Taylor 16; S. Homan 9; T. Swiatowy 9) Ulster Elks 78 (47) (P. McGaharan 22; M. McDonald 22; C. Johnson 18)

Team Left Bank Kilkenny 50 (25) (E. Walsh 12; P. Brennan 12; J. O'Keeffe 10) Blue Demons 63 (34) (S. McCarty 21; K. Hosford 14; T. O'Halloran 11)

Team Garveys St Marys 79 (34) (A. Fitzgerald 20; D. Wall 17; D. Griffin 10) MOF Chemists Titans 61 (36) (T. Fabriciuss 15; P. Peldzius 15; G. Sedebskis 9)

Sunday September 30th 2012

Nivea for Mens SuperLeague

Bord Gais Neptune 72 (41) (D. Townes 29; M. McGinn 12; M. Rodak 10) UL Eagles 74 (28) (E. Quigley 18; J. Killeen 10; S. Kinevane 10)

BASKETBALL IRELAND UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday October 6th 2012

Nivea For Mens Superleague
DCU Saints v Moycullen, DCU Sports Complex, 19:00; UCD Marian v Bord Gais Neptune, UCD Sports Complex, 19:10; UL Eagles v Killester, UL Arena, 19:30

Basketball Ireland Mens Division One
Maree v Donegal Town, Calasanctius College, 17:00; Matt OFlahertys Chemists Titans v Templeogue, Renmore Community Centre, 19:00; Dublin Thunder v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, OCarroll Arena, 20:00

Sunday October 7th 2012

Nivea For Mens Superleague
UCC Demons v Dublin Inter, Mardyke Arena, 15:30

Basketball Ireland Mens Division One
Blue Demons v Ballon, Mardyke Arena, 13:00; Team Left Bank Kilkenny v Fr. Mathews, Watershed Sports Centre, 15:30

Courtesy BasketballIreland .... www.basketballireland.ie


Jason Killeen (211-C-85, college: Augusta St.)



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Hapoel Tel-Aviv lands Matt Bouldin - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) tabbed 24-year old American guard Matt Bouldin (196-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports). Bouldin played most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin 1A league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 11 1A games he averaged 4.8ppg and 1.2rpg. Bouldin helped them to win the title. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg. Bouldin contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He also played 9 games in Adriatic League where he had only 2.1ppg and 1.4rpg. Bouldin contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
He received All-WCC Player of the Year award in 2010.
Bouldin has played previously professionally in D-League (Tulsa 66ers).
He attended Gonzaga University until 2010 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @IAmDPick)



Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrate victory in Paris tournament - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Galatasaray 69:63

Maccabi Tel-Aviv succeeded at the pre-season tournament in Paris. They overcame Galatasaray in the Final. Niklas Caner-Medley (202-F-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Maryland) came up with 14 points to lead the winners. He was trumped the MVP of the tournament.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Maccabi surged ahead in the second quarter. They initiated a 23:13 run to post a 38:28 halftime advantage. Galatasaray stopped the rot in the third frame. The Turkish team cut the deficit at 8-point mark with one quarter remaining. Galatasaray stayed competitive till the final buzzer but could not avoid the loss at the end. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) recorded 12 points, while Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) and Shawn James (208-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) added 11 points each for the Israeli team. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) answered with 16 points for Galatasaray. Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) posted 14 points in the loss.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Niklas Caner-Medley 14, Giorgi Shermadini 12, Guy Pnini 11, Shawn James 11
Galatasaray: David Hawkins 16, Milan Macvan 14



Keith Ramsey joins Ramat Gan - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Ramat Gan boosted their roster. They added Keith Ramsey (205-F-87, college: Missouri). The forward spent the previous season in Sweden. He played for LF Basket. Keith Ramsey posted 13.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.8 assists per appearance. He was named Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Forward of the Year. Keith Ramsey also made it into Swedish Basketligan All-Defensive Team. It was his second pro season. Keith Ramsey started his pro career in 2010/11 season in Spain. He played for CB Promobys Hotels Tijola.


Hapoel Tel Aviv and Toure Murry part ways - by Eurobasket News

Toure Murry (195-G-89, college: Wichita St.) is no longer a member of Hapoel Tel Aviv. The player signed 10-day deal recently, but Hapoel decided not to extend it. Murry is a product of Wichita State University, where he graduated few months ago. He had 12.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.3 apg for 33 games with his school as a senior. A year ago Wichita State won the NIT title. Murry played 37 games in his junior season registering 9.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 3.4 apg for 37 games. He spent all four years with Wichita State. In 2010 and 2010, Toure Murry was named to MVC All-Defensive Team and he was also awarded with -MVC Honorable Mention. In 2009, he was named to MVC All-Freshman Team. A year ago, Murry was awarded with All-MVC 2nd Team. Hapoel Tel Aviv is back on the market.


Casspi camp optimistic entering Cavs training camp - by David Pick

After the most productive offseason of Omri Casspi's career, those close to him believe that the Cleveland Cavaliers are in essence getting a new player when training camp starts Tuesday.

Casspi thought his trade to the Cavs in June 2011 would kickstart his career after a rough 2010-11 with the Sacramento Kings, but a knee injury he suffered on national-team duty with Israel in the summer of 2011 set the tone for a disappointing debut season in Cleveland.

This time, though, Casspi reports for Cavs camp coming off a great run with his country, helping Israel qualify for Eurobasket 2013 by averaging 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

The best part: Casspi shot an impressive 52 percent from 3-point range (26 for 48) in the tournament and finished fifth in the competition for overall makes from deep. Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (Agency: Players Group) (30.6 percent) and Brooklyn Nets newcomer Mirza Teletovic (Agency: Beo Basket) (35.6 percent) were among the more recognized outside shooters with NBA ties who finished well behind Casspi.

"Omri's arrival in Cleveland last season was far from smooth and nothing like we anticipated after being traded from Sacramento," Casspi's older brother, Eitan, told Eurobasket from his home in Yavne, Israel.

Omri's injury (in the summer of 2011) caused him not only to miss the entire Eurobasket games; he also sat out the first few practices with the Cavaliers and his injury was noticeable during the first couple of season games.

"After last season, Omri was devoted," Eitan continued. "Devoted to perk up every part of his arsenal. From his defense and ballhandling skills to his shooting abilities, Omri was on a mission to progress. Again."

Once the Cavaliers' season ended, Casspi flew out to Las Vegas to train with the team's coaching staff before returning to Israel to join the national squad. The results were evident.

"He's completely healthy and everyone got a chance to see what a fully recovered Omri plays like," Eitan said.

After Eitan Casspi roomed with his brother for his first three NBA seasons, Omri will live this season with former youth teammate Or Steiner, Casspi's close friend who studies in Cleveland.

"I'll be living in Israel this year but I'll try to join Omri for the Jewish holidays," said Eitan, who has begun coaching youth basketball in Israel and will soon start his collegiate studies.

Eitan adds: "The upcoming season will be crucial for Omri. He has everything going for him now. He's not a rookie anymore. He's a four-year veteran who's familiar with Coach (Byron) Scott's system. This should work to his advantage and help him showcase what we have seen from him this past summer."





Jeremy Pargo agreed terms with Hapoel Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-99kg-86, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports). He will replace just released Toure Murry. Pargo moved there from Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, where he was tested in pre-season. The last season he played for Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. In 42 NBA games he recorded 3.0ppg and 1.3apg. Pargo was tested also by Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv last year, but left before the season started.
He won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2010 and 2011.
Pargo was also voted to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa).
Pargo attended Gonzaga University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (Source: David Pick)



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Standings - SerieA

SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi SI 2-0 
 2. Acea Virtus RM 1-0 
 3. Banco di Sard. 1-0 
 4. Cimberio VA 1-0 
 5. EA7 Armani 1-0 
 6. SAIE3 BO 1-0 
 7. Sutor MGR 1-0 
 8. Pall. Cantu 0-0 
 9. Umana VE 0-0 
 10. Angelico BI 0-1 
 11. JuveCaserta 0-1 
 12. Sidigas AV 0-1 
 13. Trenkwalder RE 0-1 
 14. Vanoli CR 0-1 
 15. Vuelle PS 0-1 
 16. Enel Brindisi 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: EA7 Armani - JuveCaserta 97-71
Sep. 30: Banco di Sard. - Angelico BI 79-67
Sep. 30: Sidigas AV - Sutor MGR 74-82
Sep. 30: Vuelle PS - Acea Virtus RM 71-75
Sep. 30: Vanoli CR - SAIE3 BO 63-74
Sep. 30: Trenkwalder RE - Montepaschi SI 56-61
Sep. 30: Enel Brindisi - Cimberio VA 110-118 OT
Oct. 2: Pall. Cantu - Umana VE

Round 2

Sep. 26: Montepaschi SI - Enel Brindisi 92-65


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.25.5 
 2. Brown, Montepas.15.5 
 3. Viggiano, Enel B.14.5 
 4. Robinson, Enel B.11.5 
 5. Moss, Montepas.11.0 
 6. Eze, Montepas.9.5 
 7. Kangur, Montepas.9.5 
 8. Grant, Enel Brindi.7.5 
 9. Simmons, Enel B.7.0 
 10. Sanikidze, Montep.6.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Montepas.
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Eze, Montepas.7.0 
 2. Simmons, Enel B.5.5 
 3. Robinson, Enel B.5.5 
 4. Grant, Enel Brindi.5.0 
 5. Moss, Montepas.5.0 
 6. Reynolds, Enel B.4.5 
 7. Sanikidze, Montep.4.5 
 8. Hackett, Montepas.4.0 
 9. Kangur, Montepas.3.5 
 10. Kasun, Montepas.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel HACKETT
  Montepas.
  (200-PG-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hackett, Montepas.6.0 
 2. Reynolds, Enel B.3.0 
 3. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 4. Brown, Montepas.2.5 
 5. Gibson, Enel Brind.2.0 
 6. Fultz, Enel Brindi.2.0 
 7. Sanikidze, Montep.1.0 
 8. Ndoja, Enel Brindi.1.0 
 9. Carraretto, Montep.1.0 
 10. Kangur, Montepas.0.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.3.5 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.3.5 
 3. Viggiano, Enel B.2.5 
 4. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 5. Robinson, Enel B.2.0 
 6. Fultz, Enel Brindi.1.5 
 7. Grant, Enel Brindi.1.5 
 8. Simmons, Enel B.1.0 
 9. Reynolds, Enel B.1.0 
 10. Kangur, Montepas.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simmons, Enel B.3.0 
 2. Ress, Montepas.1.5 
 3. Eze, Montepas.1.5 
 4. Robinson, Enel B.1.0 
 5. Kasun, Montepas.0.5 
 6. Sanikidze, Montep.0.5 
 7. Viggiano, Enel B.0.5 
 8. Fultz, Enel Brindi.0.0 
 9. Kangur, Montepas.0.0 
 10. Moss, Montepas.0.0 


Standings - B1

Nazionale A Standings
 1. Agrigento 1-0 
 2. Bologna 1-0 
 3. Ferrara 1-0 
 4. Lucca 1-0 
 5. Matera 1-0 
 6. Recanati 1-0 
 7. Torino 1-0 
 8. Treviglio 1-0 
 9. Bari 0-0 
 10. Firenze 0-0 
 11. Rieti 0-0 
 12. San Severo 0-0 
 13. Casalpusterlengo 0-1 
 14. Castelletto 0-1 
 15. Chieti 0-1 
 16. Latina Basket 0-1 
 17. Mirandola 0-1 
 18. Omegna 0-1 
 19. Perugia 0-1 
 20. Reggio Calabr. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: Mirandola - Ferrara 88-96
Sep. 30: Matera - Omegna 78-70
Sep. 30: Recanati - Castelletto 75-68
Sep. 30: Latina Basket - Treviglio 74-79
Sep. 30: Torino - Perugia 74-61
Sep. 30: Bologna - Casalpusterlengo 72-70
Sep. 30: Reggio Calabr. - Agrigento 67-82
Sep. 30: Chieti - Lucca 66-69


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Christian VILLANI
  Omegna
  (200-F/G-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Villani, Omegna28.0 
 2. Poltroneri, Perugia27.0 
 3. Di Viccaro, Agrige.23.0 
 4. Castelli, Agrigento23.0 
 5. Evangelisti, Torino23.0 
 6. Parente, Lucca22.0 
 7. Reati, Treviglio20.0 
 8. Vitale, Matera19.0 
 9. Gagliardo, Latina17.0 
 10. Santolamazza, Lat.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 16
 1. Rossi, Chieti16.0 
 2. Baldi Rossi, Torino14.0 
 3. Banti, Lucca13.0 
 4. Maganza, Recanati11.0 
 5. Vitale, Matera10.0 
 6. Benedusi, Recanati8.0 
 7. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.0 
 8. Pazzi, Castelletto8.0 
 9. Demartini, Agrigen.8.0 
 10. Farioli, Omegna7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlo CANTONE
  Matera
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cantone, Matera8.0 
 2. Vico, Matera5.0 
 3. Rajola, Chieti4.0 
 4. Simoncelli, Castel.4.0 
 5. Centanni, Recanati4.0 
 6. Saccaggi, Omegna4.0 
 7. Cantagalli, Recana.4.0 
 8. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.0 
 9. Severini, Chieti3.0 
 10. Ferrarese, Trevig.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Parente, Lucca8.0 
 2. Rossi, Chieti6.0 
 3. Tavernelli, Latina5.0 
 4. Cantone, Matera5.0 
 5. Baldi Rossi, Torino4.0 
 6. Barsanti, Lucca4.0 
 7. Perego, Treviglio4.0 
 8. Demartini, Agrigen.3.0 
 9. Vitale, Matera3.0 
 10. Fabi, Reggio Cala.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Francesco IHEDIOHA
  Castelletto
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.0 
 2. Rossi, Chieti2.0 
 3. Iannuzzi, Matera1.0 
 4. Maganza, Recanati1.0 
 5. Negri, Lucca1.0 
 6. Bolletta, Chieti1.0 
 7. Pazzi, Castelletto1.0 
 8. Gagliardo, Latina1.0 
 9. Perego, Treviglio1.0 
 10. Grappasonni, Mat.1.0 


Givova Scafati tabs Antonio Porta - by Eurobasket

Givova Scafati Basket (Lega2) inked 29-year old Argentinian ex-international guard Antonio Porta (187-88kg-83, agency: Players Group). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport, which makes him a domestic player. Porta spent pre-season at Montepaschi Siena (SerieA), but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Tezenis (Lega2). In 28 Lega2 games last year he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.4apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lega2 3rd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Porta was a member of Argentinian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2008. He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Beijing (China) four years ago. Portas team won Bronze but his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score any point.
Porta has played also professionally in Italy (Livorno, Angelico Biella and Air Avellino) and Argentina (Atl.Echague).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils-Kalev 92:89

Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg. The Latvian side won 92:89 at the Belov and Kondrashin Cup.
Ventspils started with 26-20 and added 25-23 in the second quarter. The Latvian side also won the third quarter as well and enjoyed 11-point advantage after three quarters. Kalev meanwhile was too far to give up and erupted in the last stanza. The Estonian team needed a 29-21 surge but could not catch up with the opponents. Ventspils grabbed 3-point win and finished third at the tournament. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83) scored 22 points in the losing effort and Gert Dorbek (193-SG-85) brought 12. Frank Elegar (206-C-86, college: Drexel) delivered 11 and Bamba Fall (216-C-86, college: SMU) netted 10.



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Pre-season wins for TonyResort Trakai and Mazeikiai - by Eurobasket News

TonyResort Trakai claimed a 98:78 victory over Statyba in pre-season action. Trakai opened a 27:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Statyba cut the deficit to 5 points at halftime however TonyRestort went on a 26:16 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Rogociov stepped up with 17 points for Trakai. Tautvydas Pipiras (200-G/F-93) and Slezas added 15 points each for the winners. Statyba answered with 16 points from Darius Tarvydas (200-F-91). Vitalijus Luksa (206-C-86) and Lukas Kazlauskas (188-F-92) netted 14 points in the loss.
Mazeikiai shot down Radviliskis 82:70 behind 16 points from Osvaldas Macernis (196-F-82). Pikalavicius contributed 13 points in the winning effort. Mazeikiai led by just 4 points at the interval 27:23. But they went on a 31:19 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Andrius Mikutis (193-G) and Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) secured 9 points each in the victory.



Olympiakos clinch third position at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Zalgiris 86:75

Olympiakos finished their Gomelsky Cup campaign with victory. They held off Zalgiris to clinch the third position. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) came up with 20 points to lead the charge.
The Greek team strongly entered the game. They posted a 24:11 lead after ten minutes. Zalgiris slowed their opponents a bit in the second quarter. The Kaunas team cut the margin to 11 points at the big break 32:43. But Olympiakos were back in the drivers seat in the third frame. They eased to a 17-point lead at the final intermission. Zalgiris fired 26 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Stratos Perperoglou (203-F-84) accounted for 16 points, while Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) added 11 points in the victory. Jeff Foote (212-C-88, college: Cornell) responded with 13 points for Zalgiris. Rimantas Kaukenas (192-SG-77, college: Seton Hall) had 11 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Georgios Printezis 20, Stratos Perperoglou 16, Kostas Papanikolaou 11
Zalgiris: Jeff Foote 13, Rimantas Kaukenas 11



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Standings

Diekirch League Standings
 1. Amicale 1-0 
 2. Contern 1-0 
 3. Etzella 1-0 
 4. Residence 1-0 
 5. Sparta 1-0 
 6. Basket Esch 0-1 
 7. Black Star 0-1 
 8. Musel Pikes 0-1 
 9. Soleuvre 0-1 
 10. T71 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: Sparta - Musel Pikes 91-80
Sep. 29: Residence - Soleuvre 85-77
Sep. 30: Etzella - T71 83-80 OT
Sep. 29: Basket Esch - Contern 74-87
Sep. 29: Black Star - Amicale 66-84

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Musel Pikes - Residence
Oct. 6: Contern - Sparta
Oct. 6: Amicale - Basket Esch
Oct. 6: T71 - Black Star
Oct. 7: Soleuvre - Etzella


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Terry BRYANT
  Black Star
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Bryant, Black Star31.0 
 2. Fisher, Amicale27.0 
 3. Wolzfeld, Contern24.0 
 4. Ulin, Sparta24.0 
 5. Powell, Contern23.0 
 6. Schumacher, T7123.0 
 7. Simpson, Etzella23.0 
 8. McDaniel, Black S.21.0 
 9. Golson, Amicale21.0 
 10. Arre, Etzella21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee FISHER
  Amicale
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 15
 1. Fisher, Amicale15.0 
 2. Simpson, Etzella13.0 
 3. Ulin, Sparta11.0 
 4. Svitek, Basket Es.11.0 
 5. Golson, Amicale10.0 
 6. Frazier, Contern10.0 
 7. Sharry, T719.0 
 8. Hoffmann, Sparta8.0 
 9. Bryant, Black Star7.0 
 10. Powell, Contern7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Joe BIEVER
  Basket Esch
  (184-SG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Biever, Basket Es.7.0 
 2. Schwartz, Musel P.6.0 
 3. Smith, Sparta6.0 
 4. Birenbaum, Contern6.0 
 5. Delgado, Etzella6.0 
 6. Kox, Musel Pikes5.0 
 7. Jones, Contern5.0 
 8. Rajniak, Basket E.5.0 
 9. Jeitz, Amicale4.0 
 10. Bryant, Black Star4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jones, Contern4.0 
 2. Jeitz, Amicale4.0 
 3. Delgado, Etzella4.0 
 4. Ruffato, T713.0 
 5. Wolzfeld, Contern3.0 
 6. Svitek, Basket Es.3.0 
 7. Bryant, Black Star3.0 
 8. Kox, Musel Pikes2.0 
 9. Schartz, Amicale2.0 
 10. Schumacher, T712.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. McDaniel, Black S.3.0 
 2. Golson, Amicale2.0 
 3. Gindt, Sparta1.0 
 4. Muller, Black Star1.0 
 5. Bissener, Etzella1.0 
 6. Frazier, Contern1.0 
 7. Polfer, Etzella0.0 
 8. Laures, T710.0 
 9. Welter, Musel Pikes0.0 
 10. Kuhlmann, Contern0.0 


Diekirch League Round 1: Etzella edge T71 Dudelange in overtime - by Eurobasket News

Black Star - Amicale 66-84

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Black Star (0-1) in Mersch on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Amicale (1-0) 84-66. The game was mostly controlled by Amicale. Black Star managed to win third quarter 23-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Black Star 46-27 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Lee Fisher (195-89, college: Chicago St.) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Terry Bryant (185-85, college: SE Louisiana) produced 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Billy McDaniel (201-84, college: Ark.-Monticello) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Amicale is looking forward to face Basket Esch at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Black Star will play against T71 in Dudelange and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Black Star: T.Bryant 31+7reb+4ast, B.McDaniel 21+3reb+1ast, C.Muller 10+7reb+2ast, M.Schumacher 2+4reb, D.Wilson 2+3reb, P.Rodesch 0+1reb
Amicale: L.Fisher 27+15reb, R.Golson 21+10reb+3ast, E.Jeitz 17+6reb+4ast, C.Schartz 9+5reb+3ast, S.Picard 7+7reb+1ast, B.Melcher 3+1reb
gschID: 192274


Etzella - T71 83-80 OT

Etzella knocked down T71 in overtime to claim the first win in the season. Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87, college: Kent St.) came up with 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Etzella. William Arre (199-F-86, college: Lock Haven) added 21 points, while Delgado accounted for 20 in the victory. Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87, college: Cal.Baptist) responded with 23 points for T71 Dudelange.
Top scorers:
T71: T.Schumacher 23+4ast, R.Sharry 19+9reb+1ast, D.Controguerra 11+7reb, G.Ruffato 10+2reb+1ast, B.Kieffer 8+2reb+1ast, C.Laures 6+6reb+2ast
Etzella: A.Anthony Simpson 23+13reb+1ast, W.William Arre 21+5reb+2ast, N.Delgado 20+3reb+6ast, J.Delgado 7+1reb+1ast, T.Giver 4+1ast, G.Polfer 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192275


Sparta - Musel Pikes 91-80

Sparta used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Stadrbredimus 91-80 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-80. Sparta made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Sparta outrebounded Musel Pikes 43-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Kasey Ulin (181-82, college: Dickinson St.) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Four Sparta players scored in double figures. Sparta's coach Rainer Kloss used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Trenton Wurtz (203-83, college: Indiana St.) produced 19 points and the other American import power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sparta will face Contern on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Musel Pikes will play against Residence in Bereldange and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: T.Wurtz 19+4reb+1ast, B.Gary 12+5reb+1ast, G.Schmit 11+5reb+1ast, L.Schwartz 9+1reb+6ast, J.Kox 9+3reb+5ast, T.Steffen 9+5reb
Sparta: K.Ulin 24+11reb+3ast, L.Smith 15+2reb+6ast, J.Hublart 14+5reb, P.Arbaut 13+5reb, X.Engel 9+5reb, P.Hoffmann 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 192276


Residence - Soleuvre 85-77

Residence used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Belvaux 85-77 on Saturday night. Residence will face Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Soleuvre will play at home against Etzella in Ettelbruck.
gschID: 192272


Basket Esch - Contern 74-87

Basket Esch was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Contern 87-74 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Contern. Basket Esch was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Swingman Rene Wolzfeld (194-91) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Leon Powell (200-88, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Strategic Sports) chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds. Five Contern players scored in double figures. Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and American swingman John Reimold (198-81, college: Bowling Green) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Contern will face Sparta in Bertrange in the next round. Basket Esch will play on the road against Amicale in Steinsel.
Top scorers:
Basket Esch: S.Svitek 19+11reb, J.Reimold 14+4reb+2ast, L.Ruppert 9+2reb+1ast, M.Rajniak 8+5ast, E.Kesseler 8+2ast, C.Donnersbach 6+3ast
Contern: R.Wolzfeld 24+7reb+1ast, L.Powell 23+7reb+1ast, E.Frazier 17+10reb, C.Jones 12+6reb+5ast, R.Birenbaum 11+2reb+6ast, S.Kuhlmann 0
gschID: 192273





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  MEXICO   

Standings - LNBP

LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 8-1 
 2. Toros 7-1 
 3. Halc.Rojos 7-2 
 4. Panteras 7-2 
 5. Abejas 6-3 
 6. Huracanes 5-2 
 7. Pioneros 5-4 
 8. Soles 5-4 
 9. Barreteros 5-4 
 10. Corr.Victoria 5-4 
 11. Fuerza Regia 4-4 
 12. Lechugueros 3-6 
 13. Guerreros 2-7 
 14. Osos 1-8 
 15. Gansos 0-9 
 16. Gigantes 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 9

Sep. 29: Abejas - Pioneros 90-86
Sep. 29: Corr.Victoria - Fuerza Regia 88-95
Sep. 29: Lechugueros - Soles 70-83
Sep. 29: Halc.Xalapa - Guerreros 128-82
Sep. 29: Halc.Rojos - Gansos 111-50
Sep. 29: Barreteros - Gigantes 107-87
Sep. 29: Panteras - Osos 102-71

Regular Season: Round 10

Oct. 4: Corr.Victoria - Lechugueros
Oct. 4: Panteras - Halc.Rojos
Oct. 4: Barreteros - Halc.Xalapa
Oct. 5: Toros - Pioneros
Oct. 5: Fuerza Regia - Soles
Oct. 4: Gigantes - Guerreros
Oct. 4: Osos - Gansos


LNBP Round 9: Halcones UV Xalapa keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones UV Xalapa as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones UV Xalapa smashed 13th ranked Guerreros at home 128-82. The game without a history. Halcones UV Xalapa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Guerreros' 44 and made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Guerreros 46-29 including a 37-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Halcones UV Xalapa looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Guerreros' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Halcones UV Xalapa made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) chipped in 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican power forward Angel Alamo (206-85) who recorded 21 points and 9 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Guerreros lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the thirteenth place with seven games lost. Guerreros will play next round against Gigantes trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones UV Xalapa will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Barreteros in Zacatecas.
Bottom-ranked Gansos (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-50 loss to third ranked Halcones Rojos (7-2) in Veracruz. It was a good game for American forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) who led his team to a victory with 20 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Francisco Cruz contributed with 16 points and 4 steals for the winners. Jorge Perez (-85) answered with 26 points for Gansos. 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. Halcones Rojos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Halc.Xalapa, which they share with Panteras. Newly promoted Gansos still closes the standings with nine games lost. They share the position with Gigantes. Halcones Rojos will play against Panteras (#4) in Aguascalientes in the next round. Gansos will play against Osos (#14) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Gigantes (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 107-87 loss to tenth ranked Barreteros (5-4) in Zacatecas on Saturday evening. Lamont Sumpter stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Barreteros' coach Andres Contreras used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was John Gardiner with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Barreteros moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Gigantes still closes the standings with nine games lost. They share the position with Gansos. Barreteros will meet at home league's leader Halcones UV Xalapa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gigantes will play against Guerreros (#13) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Guanajuato was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Pioneros (5-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Abejas (6-3). Abejas managed to secure a 4-point victory 90-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pioneros. Eugene Phelps nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Abejas moved-up to fifth place. Pioneros at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Abejas will have a break next round. Pioneros will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toros (#2) in Nuevo Laredo.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Ciudad Victoria, where 8th ranked Correcaminos (5-4) lost at home to eleventh ranked Fuerza Regia (4-4) 88-95 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Lance Allred who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Fuerza Regia maintains eleventh place with 4-4 record. Loser Correcaminos dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Fuerza Regia will face higher ranked Soles (#8) in Mexicali in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last two games of round 9 Osos were crushed by Panteras in Aguascalientes 102-71. Lechugueros were beaten by Soles at home 70-83.


Abejas - Pioneros 90-86

The game in Guanajuato was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Pioneros (5-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Abejas (6-3). Abejas managed to secure a 4-point victory 90-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pioneros. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pioneros won third quarter 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 32 personal fouls committed by Pioneros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Eugene Phelps (198, college: Long Beach St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Roman Andrade (188, college: N.Mexico Highlands) accounted for 17 points and 4 assists. Four Abejas players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Jovan Harris (191-81, college: USF) came up with 21 points and American power forward Mike Williams (201-85, college: Cincinnati) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Pioneros in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Abejas moved-up to fifth place. Pioneros at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Abejas will have a break next round. Pioneros will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toros (#2) in Nuevo Laredo.
Top scorers:
Pioneros: J.Harris 21+3reb+1ast, M.Williams 19+5reb, A.Scott 12+3reb+4ast, J.Smith 7+7reb+4ast, H.Llamas 7+3reb, H.Hernandez 7+2reb+2ast
Abejas: E.Phelps 22+12reb, S.Pettigrew 19+5reb, R.Andrade 17+4reb+4ast, M.Mattis 12+7reb, V.Buelna 10+1ast, A.Sandoval 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 188490


Halc.Rojos - Gansos 111-50

Bottom-ranked Gansos (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-50 loss to third ranked Halcones Rojos (7-2) in Veracruz. The game without a history. Halcones Rojos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Gansos' 14. Halcones Rojos forced 23 Gansos turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Gansos were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) who led his team to a victory with 20 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) contributed with 16 points and 4 steals for the winners. Four Halcones Rojos players scored in double figures. Jorge Perez (-85) answered with 26 points and Christopher Duran added 9 points in the effort for Gansos. 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. Halcones Rojos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Halc.Xalapa, which they share with Panteras. Newly promoted Gansos still closes the standings with nine games lost. They share the position with Gigantes. Halcones Rojos will play against Panteras (#4) in Aguascalientes in the next round. Gansos will play against Osos (#14) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gansos: J.Perez 26+4reb+1ast, C.Duran 9+3reb+1ast, E.Garcia 5+3reb, C.Tostado 4+7reb, G.Abraham 3+4reb, G.Edson 3
Halc.Rojos: L.Davis 20+2reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 17+3reb, F.Cruz 16+4reb+1ast, M.Mitchell 15+2reb+1ast, F.Benitez 8+1reb+1ast, N.Alonzo 8+7reb
gschID: 188491


Halc.Xalapa - Guerreros 128-82

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones UV Xalapa as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones UV Xalapa smashed 13th ranked Guerreros at home 128-82. The game without a history. Halcones UV Xalapa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Guerreros' 44 and made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Guerreros 46-29 including a 37-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Halcones UV Xalapa looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Guerreros' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Halcones UV Xalapa made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) chipped in 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican power forward Angel Alamo (206-85) who recorded 21 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Michael Hunter (178, college: Cal-Irvine) added 6 points and 9 assists respectively. 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Guerreros lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the thirteenth place with seven games lost. Guerreros will play next round against Gigantes trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones UV Xalapa will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Barreteros in Zacatecas.
Top scorers:
Guerreros: A.Alamo 21+9reb+1ast, J.Carino 11+2reb+1ast, T.Gabbidon 11+4reb+1ast, G.Burris 11+1reb, C.LEE 10+6reb+1ast, D.Toralva 7+1reb+1ast
Halc.Xalapa: L.Hickerson 27+6reb+1ast, O.Mendez-Valdez 20+4ast, G.Vargas 17+6reb+3ast, S.Monroe 14+8reb+5ast, F.Harris 13+2reb+3ast, A.Parada 7+5reb
gschID: 188492


Panteras - Osos 102-71

There was no surprise in Aguascalientes where 14th ranked Osos (1-8) were crushed by fourth ranked Panteras (7-2) 102-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Panteras led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Panteras outrebounded Osos 44-33 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lee Nailon (205-75, college: TCU) who scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Jorge Alfredo Casillas (196-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Samuel Bowie (198-75, college: SE Louisiana) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Keith Gayden (202-83, college: Duquesne) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Panteras moved-up to third place, which they share with Halc.Rojos. Osos lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fourteenth position with eight games lost. Panteras will face Halcones Rojos (#3) in Veracruz in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osos will play against Gansos (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osos: S.Bowie 20+8reb+3ast, K.Gayden 17+4reb+5ast, E.Zuniga 10+3reb+4ast, M.Bryant 10+6reb+2ast, J.Camacho 5+6reb, G.Moron 4+4reb
Panteras: L.Nailon 26+5reb+4ast, R.Melendez 19+1reb+5ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 15+10reb+1ast, A.Gonzalez 12+9reb+1ast, J.Mora 8+1reb+3ast, A.Garcia 7+7reb
gschID: 188487


Barreteros - Gigantes 107-87

Bottom-ranked Gigantes (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 107-87 loss to tenth ranked Barreteros (5-4) in Zacatecas on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Barreteros. Gigantes managed to win second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barreteros dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Gigantes' 40 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Barreteros forced 20 Gigantes turnovers. American guard Lamont Sumpter (183-86, college: McMurry) stepped up and scored 30 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import guard Jason Horton (188-86, college: Missouri) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Horton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Barreteros' coach Andres Contreras used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was British V.Islands-Vincentian center John Gardiner (203-83, college: Sam Houston St.) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Sam Liggins (178, college: Alders.-Broad.) scored 27 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Barreteros moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Gigantes still closes the standings with nine games lost. They share the position with Gansos. Barreteros will meet at home league's leader Halcones UV Xalapa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gigantes will play against Guerreros (#13) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gigantes: S.Liggins 27+2reb+3ast, J.Gardiner 22+12reb+1ast, M.Briggs 15+10reb, A.Morris 14+1reb+2ast, M.Munoz 5+4reb+2ast, J.Inzunza 4+2reb+2ast
Barreteros: L.Sumpter 30+4reb+5ast, J.Habel 22+4reb+2ast, J.Horton 20+6reb+7ast, R.Loera Almanza 13+6reb+2ast, R.McKoy 8+9reb+1ast, A.Chacon 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 188488


Lechugueros - Soles 70-83

No shocking result in a game in Leon where ninth ranked Soles (5-4) defeated 12th ranked Lechugueros (3-6) 83-70 on Saturday. The game without a history. Soles 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 Lechugueros' 34. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Roman Martinez (201-88, college: N.Mexico) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American forward Eric Cuen (196, college: Grand Canyon) who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Eric Martin (196-71) added 16 points respectively. Five Soles and four Lechugueros players scored in double figures. Soles have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Lechugueros keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Soles will face Fuerza Regia (#11) in Monterrey in the next round. Lechugueros will play on the road against Correcaminos in Ciudad Victoria and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lechugueros: E.Martin 16+4reb+1ast, E.Cuen 16+9reb+2ast, J.Walker 12+6reb+2ast, B.Camara 10+6reb, L.Pulido 6+3reb+11ast, G.Preer 5+2reb
Soles: R.Martinez 26+8reb+2ast, A.Franklin 14+8reb+1ast, C.Elliott 12+9reb+6ast, J.Griffin 11+1reb+3ast, K.Gransberry 11+9reb+1ast, J.Flores 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 188489


Corr.Victoria - Fuerza Regia 88-95

We should mention about the upset which took place in Ciudad Victoria, where 8th ranked Correcaminos (5-4) lost at home to eleventh ranked Fuerza Regia (4-4) 88-95 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 44-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Fuerza Regia dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Correcaminos' 44. The best player for the winners was American center Lance Allred (211-81, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. International guard Gabriel Giron (192-88) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rodney Alexander (201-87, college: Oklahoma City) who recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward DeAngelo Riley (206-88, college: Azusa Pacific) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Fuerza Regia and four Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Fuerza Regia maintains eleventh place with 4-4 record. Loser Correcaminos dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Fuerza Regia will face higher ranked Soles (#8) in Mexicali in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Corr.Victoria: R.Alexander 25+9reb+1ast, D.Riley 20+7reb+1ast, O.McCullough 19+4reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 10+2reb+2ast, E.Hare 6+1reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 6+2reb+2ast
Fuerza Regia: L.Allred 21+9reb+1ast, T.Shannon 19+3reb, G.Giron 16+4reb+4ast, E.Hicks 15+9reb, G.Grays 13+3reb+1ast, A.Izaguirre 9+3reb
gschID: 188486



Best players of Mexican LNBP round 9 - by Eurobasket News

American LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Halc.Xalapa and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 30-year old guard had the game-high 27 points adding six rebounds for Halc.Xalapa in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Guerreros (#13, 2-7) with 46-point margin 128-82. It allowed Halc.Xalapa to jump to the first place in the Mexican LNBP. Halc.Xalapa have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Hickerson had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Halc.Xalapa's top player in his first season with the team. University of the Cumberlands graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hickerson is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.0ppg) and averages solid 68.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Lamont Sumpter (183-G-86) of Barreteros. Sumpter impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Barreteros to another comfortable win outscoring Gigantes (#16, 0-9) 107-87. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Barreteros managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sumpter is a newcomer at Barreteros 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 American Eugene Phelps (198-F) of Abejas (#5). Phelps scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Abejas, leading his team to a 90-86 win against slightly lower-ranked Pioneros (#7, 5-4). Abejas needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. Phelps has a great season in Mexico. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.6ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 8.3rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Gardiner (203-C-83) of Gigantes - 22 points and 12 rebounds
5. Roman Martinez (201-F-88) of Soles - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Lee Nailon (205-C/F-75) of Panteras - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Lance Allred (211-C-81) of Fuerza Regia - 21 points and 9 rebounds
8. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Halc.Xalapa - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86) of Halc.Xalapa - 20 points and 4 assists
10. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Barreteros - 22 points, 4 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)



Fuerza Regia Monterrey lands Hicks - by Eurobasket Center

Fuerza Regia Monterrey (LNBP) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Eric Hicks (198-F-109kg-83, college: Cincinnati). In his first game he scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds helping his new team beat Corr.Victoria 95-88. Hicks played most recently at GreenTops Netanya (Israel). While playing 9 games for Netanya last season he averaged 9.7ppg and 6.2rpg. He is a very experienced player. Hicks played also pro basketball in Belgium, China, Israel, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine. He graduated University of Cincinnati in 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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ABS Primorje announced the roster for 2012/2013 - by Dragan Scepanovic

Basketball Club ABS PRIMORJE from Herceg Novi, announced today the roster for 2012/2013 season. The Director Mijuskovic Rasa informed eurobasket.com that new face in the Club would be: Vaso Popovic (184-G-94) member of MNE U18 NT , Bojan Ratkovic (181-PG-92) member of MNE U20 NT, Djordje Jakovljevic ex basketball player of BC Svilajnac SRB, the contract renew Radak Branko and junior team members, but possible first team candidates Roganovic Pavle, Dabovic Mirko , Bojovic Aleksandar and Lero Srdjan . Also contract renew basketball players from Herceg Novi Arapovic Denis , Arapovic Stefan and Jovo Bacovic. First professional contract for 4-year singed Veselin Kovacevic (200-F-94).

4. RATKOVIC Bojan
5. DABOVIC Mirko
6. POPOVIC Vaso
7. ARAPOVIC Denis
8. SAVIC Luka
9. LERO Srdjan
10. ARAPOVIC Stefan
11. KOVACEVIC Veselin
12. JAKOVLJEVIC Djordje
13. BACOVIC Jovan
14. RADAK Branislav
15. ROGANOVIC Pavle

President : MATIJASEVIC Milorad
Director : MIJUSKOVIC Rasa
Head Coach: JEFTIC Dejan
Assistant 1: BULATOVIC Milutin
Assistant 2 : KRIVOKAPIC Rajko



Nicaj joined Lovcen - by Darko Pekic

Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) joined Lovcen Cetinje and he will try to replace Milos Lopicic (216-C-90) who signed in Poland. Nicaj spent the last year in Podgorica and he exploded there: 15.4ppg, 8.0rpg (2nd in the League), 2.4bpg (1st in the League). This summer he negotiated with Balkan league member Teodo but two sides did not reach an agreement. Now he will try to help the young team coached by Dragan Radovic to achieve good results in the 2012/2013 season.

Nicaj also played in Studentski centar and Slovenian teams Parklji Bezigrad and TCG Mercator Skofja Loka.



Adriatic League: Buducnost missed the chance to defeat the title contender - by Darko Pekic

Buducnost missed the chance last night to sent back home Bozidar Maljkovic's rich team with a defeat. Although Cedevita had a lead during most of the game the young and talented Buducnost had more than one chance to turn the game and record the first win (74-78 fo the guests). The new face in Buducnost, Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.), had an outstanding game with 25 points. He was assisted by Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) who scored 17. For the winners Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) played an important role with 18 points and Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 13.


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Miami Heat plans for Dwyane Wades future - by Eurobasket News

The knee has taken longer to heal than Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette), the Miami Heat or anyone else would have expected.

Four to six weeks was the projected recovery time. Training camp began Saturday, marking 11 1/2 weeks of Wades rehabilitation from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He will miss preseason games, perhaps all of them. He said Friday that his goal was to be ready for action Oct. 30, the day of the Heats season opener in Madison Square Garden.

For Wade, its a disappointing beginning to the Heats bid to repeat as NBA champion. This is the second preseason in the past two years Wade has spent time laboring over pain in his legs rather than playing, and last season, plantar fasciitis in his left foot nagged him often. He has had surgery on his left knee twice in the last four years and it swelled with fluid at the end of last season, forcing him to have it drained during the second round of the playoffs.

I understand that its a process and Im going to take that process and be Ive been here before, guys, so I know what to do. Ill be all right, Wade said to reporters Friday. I went all the way around the block just to go next door.

In other words, he put off surgery on his knee for far too long.

The Heat will not admit it publicly, but there are concerns among those in the organization about the second half of Wades Hall of Fame career. Reckless abandon on the court made him famous and made him rich and made him loved in his adopted city of Miami, but now its making him and the Heat refocus their expectations. Wade is only 30 years old, but its an old 30.

Wade expects himself as does the Heat to play well into his 30s and at a very high level. It might seem early in his career for such things, but the team has started an aggressive plan to preserve Wades body for the long term. Reduced minutes, scheduled off days and a repurposed skill set are all being considered.

It begins in earnest with this training camp.

Wade is noticeably heavier this preseason than the last, so dropping weight, strengthening his legs and core and allowing his knee to heal fully from surgery are the first priorities. Next will come a more intense level of conditioning and monitored minutes of scrimmage time.

Im just strictly looking at him big picture, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. I dont have a specific plan for him in training camp of how many days. Were going to read and react to it.

Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com



Casspi camp optimistic entering Cavs training camp - by David Pick

After the most productive offseason of Omri Casspi's career, those close to him believe that the Cleveland Cavaliers are in essence getting a new player when training camp starts Tuesday.

Casspi thought his trade to the Cavs in June 2011 would kickstart his career after a rough 2010-11 with the Sacramento Kings, but a knee injury he suffered on national-team duty with Israel in the summer of 2011 set the tone for a disappointing debut season in Cleveland.

This time, though, Casspi reports for Cavs camp coming off a great run with his country, helping Israel qualify for Eurobasket 2013 by averaging 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

The best part: Casspi shot an impressive 52 percent from 3-point range (26 for 48) in the tournament and finished fifth in the competition for overall makes from deep. Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (Agency: Players Group) (30.6 percent) and Brooklyn Nets newcomer Mirza Teletovic (Agency: Beo Basket) (35.6 percent) were among the more recognized outside shooters with NBA ties who finished well behind Casspi.

"Omri's arrival in Cleveland last season was far from smooth and nothing like we anticipated after being traded from Sacramento," Casspi's older brother, Eitan, told Eurobasket from his home in Yavne, Israel.

Omri's injury (in the summer of 2011) caused him not only to miss the entire Eurobasket games; he also sat out the first few practices with the Cavaliers and his injury was noticeable during the first couple of season games.

"After last season, Omri was devoted," Eitan continued. "Devoted to perk up every part of his arsenal. From his defense and ballhandling skills to his shooting abilities, Omri was on a mission to progress. Again."

Once the Cavaliers' season ended, Casspi flew out to Las Vegas to train with the team's coaching staff before returning to Israel to join the national squad. The results were evident.

"He's completely healthy and everyone got a chance to see what a fully recovered Omri plays like," Eitan said.

After Eitan Casspi roomed with his brother for his first three NBA seasons, Omri will live this season with former youth teammate Or Steiner, Casspi's close friend who studies in Cleveland.

"I'll be living in Israel this year but I'll try to join Omri for the Jewish holidays," said Eitan, who has begun coaching youth basketball in Israel and will soon start his collegiate studies.

Eitan adds: "The upcoming season will be crucial for Omri. He has everything going for him now. He's not a rookie anymore. He's a four-year veteran who's familiar with Coach (Byron) Scott's system. This should work to his advantage and help him showcase what we have seen from him this past summer."





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Casspi camp optimistic entering Cavs training camp - by David Pick

After the most productive offseason of Omri Casspi's career, those close to him believe that the Cleveland Cavaliers are in essence getting a new player when training camp starts Tuesday.

Casspi thought his trade to the Cavs in June 2011 would kickstart his career after a rough 2010-11 with the Sacramento Kings, but a knee injury he suffered on national-team duty with Israel in the summer of 2011 set the tone for a disappointing debut season in Cleveland.

This time, though, Casspi reports for Cavs camp coming off a great run with his country, helping Israel qualify for Eurobasket 2013 by averaging 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

The best part: Casspi shot an impressive 52 percent from 3-point range (26 for 48) in the tournament and finished fifth in the competition for overall makes from deep. Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (Agency: Players Group) (30.6 percent) and Brooklyn Nets newcomer Mirza Teletovic (Agency: Beo Basket) (35.6 percent) were among the more recognized outside shooters with NBA ties who finished well behind Casspi.

"Omri's arrival in Cleveland last season was far from smooth and nothing like we anticipated after being traded from Sacramento," Casspi's older brother, Eitan, told Eurobasket from his home in Yavne, Israel.

Omri's injury (in the summer of 2011) caused him not only to miss the entire Eurobasket games; he also sat out the first few practices with the Cavaliers and his injury was noticeable during the first couple of season games.

"After last season, Omri was devoted," Eitan continued. "Devoted to perk up every part of his arsenal. From his defense and ballhandling skills to his shooting abilities, Omri was on a mission to progress. Again."

Once the Cavaliers' season ended, Casspi flew out to Las Vegas to train with the team's coaching staff before returning to Israel to join the national squad. The results were evident.

"He's completely healthy and everyone got a chance to see what a fully recovered Omri plays like," Eitan said.

After Eitan Casspi roomed with his brother for his first three NBA seasons, Omri will live this season with former youth teammate Or Steiner, Casspi's close friend who studies in Cleveland.

"I'll be living in Israel this year but I'll try to join Omri for the Jewish holidays," said Eitan, who has begun coaching youth basketball in Israel and will soon start his collegiate studies.

Eitan adds: "The upcoming season will be crucial for Omri. He has everything going for him now. He's not a rookie anymore. He's a four-year veteran who's familiar with Coach (Byron) Scott's system. This should work to his advantage and help him showcase what we have seen from him this past summer."





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Standings - BLNO

BLNO Standings
 1. Centrum 4-0 
 2. Tromso 2-1 
 3. Froya Basket 2-2 
 4. Gimle BBK 2-2 
 5. Ammerud Bskt 1-2 
 6. Baerum Basket 1-2 
 7. Asker Aliens 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 30: Froya Basket - Centrum 80-101
Sep. 30: Asker Aliens - Ammerud Bskt 65-78
Sep. 29: Gimle BBK - Centrum 63-85

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 6: Ammerud Bskt - Gimle BBK
Oct. 6: Baerum Basket - Froya Basket


BLNO Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith THOMPSON
  Baerum B.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Thompson, Baerum22.7 
 2. Ble, Centrum19.7 
 3. Mostafa, Froya B.19.5 
 4. Jones, Tromso19.3 
 5. Hinsch, Centrum18.5 
 6. Stien, Asker Aliens18.0 
 7. Thomas, Gimle BBK18.0 
 8. Gabrans, Froya B.18.0 
 9. Stien, Gimle BBK17.8 
 10. Silavs, Froya B.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Tromso
  (196-F-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Jones, Tromso15.7 
 2. Thomas, Gimle BBK12.3 
 3. Berg, Asker Aliens12.3 
 4. Mostafa, Froya B.10.0 
 5. Thompson, Baerum9.3 
 6. Ble, Centrum8.0 
 7. Harto, Baerum B.7.7 
 8. Nyborg, Centrum7.7 
 9. Bertelsen, Asker A.7.0 
 10. Ferranti, Baerum7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  Froya B.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Gabrans, Froya B.5.5 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.4.7 
 3. Holm, Baerum B.4.3 
 4. Mahnin, Centrum4.3 
 5. Thomas, Gimle BBK3.8 
 6. Ble, Centrum3.7 
 7. Stien, Asker Aliens3.7 
 8. Adahada, Ammerud3.0 
 9. Silavs, Froya B.2.8 
 10. Haddad, Ammerud2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  Froya B.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gabrans, Froya B.2.8 
 2. Thompson, Baerum2.3 
 3. Issalhi, Tromso2.3 
 4. Jones, Tromso2.0 
 5. Nzeyimana, Froya B.1.8 
 6. Tallaksen, Asker A.1.7 
 7. Austgulen, Centrum1.7 
 8. Bohn, Asker Aliens1.7 
 9. Nyborg, Centrum1.7 
 10. Mostafa, Froya B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Delano THOMAS
  Gimle BBK
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thomas, Gimle BBK1.8 
 2. Thompson, Baerum1.3 
 3. Andreassen, Baerum1.3 
 4. Nyborg, Centrum1.0 
 5. Berg, Asker Aliens1.0 
 6. Mostafa, Froya B.0.8 
 7. Jones, Tromso0.7 
 8. Harto, Baerum B.0.7 
 9. Elgmork, Baerum B.0.3 
 10. Jespersen, Centr.0.3 


BLNO Round 4 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of BLNO and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

Round 4 most important game was a victory of Ammerud Bskt over bottom-ranked Asker Aliens 78-65 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Ammerud Bskt. Asker Aliens managed to win fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Asker Aliens to just 6 points in second quarter. Ammerud Bskt forced 19 Asker Aliens turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Ronald Timus (197-84, college: Morgan St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Ahmed Haddad (186-93) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Ammerud Bskt's coach Kelvin Woods used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) replied with 18 points and 6 assists for Asker Aliens. Ammerud Bskt (1-2) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Baerum Basket. It was Asker Aliens' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Ammerud Bskt is looking forward to face higher ranked Gimle BBK (#4) in Bergen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Asker Aliens will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Centrum (4-0) which played road game in Bergen against their biggest opponent Gimle BBK (2-2). Top-ranked Centrum had an easy win 85-63. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Christian Hinsch (186-88, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and Thomas Ble who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Delano Thomas (203-81, college: Shawnee St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Centrum have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Gimle BBK at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Froya Basket. Centrum will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gimle BBK will play on the road against Ammerud Bskt in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Centrum (4-0) which played road game in Laksevag against 3rd ranked Froya Basket (2-2). Top-ranked Centrum had an easy win 101-80. The winners were led by Thomas Ble who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds by Hammad Mostafa did not help to save the game for Froya Basket. Centrum have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Defending champion Froya Basket keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Gimle BBK. Centrum will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Froya Basket will play against Baerum Basket in Bekkestua and hope to secure a win.



Gimle BBK - Centrum 63-85

An interesting game for Centrum (4-0) which played road game in Bergen against their biggest opponent Gimle BBK (2-2). Top-ranked Centrum had an easy win 85-63. It looked good early as Gimle BBK took an 13-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Centrum took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 22 points. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Centrum forced 21 Gimle BBK turnovers. Gimle BBK was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Christian Hinsch (186-88, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and guard Thomas Ble (185-89) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Ble is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Centrum players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Delano Thomas (203-81, college: Shawnee St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Anders Stien (195-90) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Centrum have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Gimle BBK at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Froya Basket. Centrum will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gimle BBK will play on the road against Ammerud Bskt in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gimle BBK: A.Stien 17+8reb+1ast, D.Thomas 17+12reb+5ast, D.Hammer 8+4reb+1ast, S.Enge 8+3reb+1ast, M.Elgmork 7+5reb+3ast, E.Fjaerestad 5
Centrum: C.Hinsch 23+12reb+2ast, T.Ble 16+6reb+3ast, M.Mahnin 13+2reb+3ast, M.Austgulen 12+7reb+1ast, F.Nyborg 10+4reb, M.Lepovic 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178364


Froya Basket - Centrum 80-101

An interesting game for Centrum (4-0) which played road game in Laksevag against 3rd ranked Froya Basket (2-2). Top-ranked Centrum had an easy win 101-80. The game was mostly controlled by Centrum. Froya Basket managed to win third quarter 33-32. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by guard Thomas Ble (185-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Christian Hinsch (186-88, agency: Court Side) supported him with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Ble is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds by guard Hammad Mostafa (-86) did not help to save the game for Froya Basket. Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) added 20 points, 7 assists and 5 steals for lost side. Five Centrum and four Froya Basket players scored in double figures. Centrum have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Defending champion Froya Basket keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Gimle BBK. Centrum will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Froya Basket will play against Baerum Basket in Bekkestua and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Froya Basket: H.Mostafa 21+10reb+2ast, E.Gabrans 20+3reb+7ast, R.Silavs 14+6reb+3ast, A.Nzeyimana 10+1reb+1ast, M.Elsafadi 9+9reb, N.Blatancic 6+1reb+1ast
Centrum: T.Ble 20+10reb+6ast, C.Hinsch 20+6reb+3ast, M.Austgulen 18+6reb+4ast, M.Mahnin 14+5reb+5ast, B.Aunan 13+1reb+1ast, M.Lepovic 10+7reb
gschID: 178365


Asker Aliens - Ammerud Bskt 65-78

Round 4 most important game was a victory of Ammerud Bskt over bottom-ranked Asker Aliens 78-65 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Ammerud Bskt. Asker Aliens managed to win fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Asker Aliens to just 6 points in second quarter. Ammerud Bskt forced 19 Asker Aliens turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Ronald Timus (197-84, college: Morgan St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Ahmed Haddad (186-93) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Ammerud Bskt's coach Kelvin Woods used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) replied with 18 points and 6 assists and forward Yannik Amoikon (193-92) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Asker Aliens. Ammerud Bskt (1-2) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Baerum Basket. It was Asker Aliens' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Ammerud Bskt is looking forward to face higher ranked Gimle BBK (#4) in Bergen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Asker Aliens will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Asker Aliens: E.Stien 18+4reb+6ast, P.Midtvedt 12+2reb, Y.Amoikon 9+8reb, P.Bertelsen 9+4reb, S.Berg 7+9reb+1ast, J.Bohn 6+3reb+1ast
Ammerud Bskt: R.Timus 18+8reb+4ast, O.Egeland 13+2reb+1ast, O.Okoroafor 11+4reb+3ast, A.Haddad 8+7reb+3ast, H.Sorensen 6+3reb, D.Bwomono 6+2reb
gschID: 178366



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2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: September 30, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo



The 2012-2013 Philippine Basketball Association season opened with aplomb yesterday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum, with nearly 19,000 screaming fans in attendance.

The 10 PBA clubs, some old, some borrowed, some new, paraded their respective refurbished rosters and their inspiring muses to the delight of the crowd.

It was a grandiose opening ceremony that was followed by the much-anticipated match-up between perpetual home team, the Ginebra Gin Kings, and the team formerly know as the Powerade Tigers, the Global Port Batang Pier.

GINEBRA GIN KINGS over GLOBAL PORT BATANG PIER, 110-90

LA Tenorio scored just two points, but dazzled with 10 assists and 9 rebounds, while Mark Caguioa led six players in double figures as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel cruised to an opening night victory over Global Port in the 2012 PBA Philippine Cups first playdate.

The Gin Kings gave the sellout crowd of 18,901 plenty to cheer for with Tenorio orchestrating the show. Ginebra dished out 32 assists en route to 53 percent shooting from the field.

Malaking bagay talaga si LA. He gives a lot of intangibles. He provides poise in the end. Thats why we got him, said Ginebra head coach Siot Tanquingcen.

We need someone to take charge, take control, make plays and make it easier and LA did that for his teammates.

Global Port was able to slice a 24-point Ginebra lead to just eight, 94-86, with 5:18 remaining in the game, but Tenorio, who was acquired in a five-team trade in the offseason, anchored an 11-2 blitz capped by Caguioas three-point play for a 105-88 advantage to put the game away with just 1:27 left in the match.

Rookies Keith Jensen and Chris Ellis gave a good account of themselves, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Two-time Most Valuable Player Willie Miller paced all scorers with 26 points for the Batang Pier, but the squads other superstar, Gary David, was held to just nine. The leagues top local scorer for the past three seasons shot miserably (1-of-10) from the field and committed six of his teams 21 turnovers. Global Port rookie AJ Mandani had an impressive 13-point performance.

GIN 110 - Caguioa 18, Maierhofer 14, Mamaril 14, Jensen 13, Ellis 12, Hatfield 11, Raymundo 8, Maliksi 7, Helterbrand 5, Cortez 4, Tenorio 2, Wilson 2.
GLO 90 - Miller 26, Lingganay 14, Mandani 13, David 9, Vanlandingham 7, Salvador 7,
Al-Hussaini 4, Raymundo 2, Manuel 2, Deutchman 2, Guevarra 2, Yee 2, Adducul 0, Cruz 0
QS: 26-20, 55-39, 86-64, 110-90

Source: Unless otherwise specified, game recaps were compressed and compiled from InterAKTV.




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Standings - DBE

TBL Standings
 1. Anwil 1-0 
 2. Asseco Prokom 1-0 
 3. PGE Turow 1-0 
 4. Siarka Jezioro 1-0 
 5. Stelmet ZG 1-0 
 6. Trefl Sopot 1-0 
 7. AZS Koszalin 0-1 
 8. Energa Czarni 0-1 
 9. Kotwica 0-1 
 10. Polpharma 0-1 
 11. Rosa Radom 0-1 
 12. Start Gdynia 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Stelmet ZG - Energa Czarni 94-73
Sep. 29: Trefl Sopot - Polpharma 87-65
Sep. 29: AZS Koszalin - Siarka Jezioro 77-78
Sep. 29: Asseco Prokom - Start Gdynia 76-60
Sep. 30: Kotwica - Anwil 69-81
Sep. 29: PGE Turow - Rosa Radom 109-71

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 7: Polpharma - Rosa Radom
Oct. 6: Energa Czarni - PGE Turow
Oct. 6: Anwil - Stelmet ZG
Oct. 6: Siarka Jezioro - Kotwica
Oct. 6: AZS Koszalin - Asseco Prokom
Oct. 6: Trefl Sopot - Start Gdynia


DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ben MCCAULEY
  Polph.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 29
 1. McCauley, Polph.29.0 
 2. Hosley, Stelmet ZG24.0 
 3. Addison, Siarka J.21.0 
 4. Ginyard, Anwil19.0 
 5. Wisniewski, AZS K.19.0 
 6. Alexander, Siarka19.0 
 7. Chylinski, PGE T.19.0 
 8. Blassingame, Assec.18.0 
 9. Montgomery, Rosa17.0 
 10. Micic, PGE Turow17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mateusz JARMAKOWICZ
  Trefl S.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jarmakowicz, Trefl13.0 
 2. Robinson, AZS K.11.0 
 3. Gadri-N., Energa C.11.0 
 4. Boykin, Anwil10.0 
 5. McCauley, Polph.9.0 
 6. Dylewicz, Trefl So.9.0 
 7. Cel, PGE Turow9.0 
 8. Mirkovic, Polpharma8.0 
 9. Kulig, PGE Turow8.0 
 10. Wojdyla, Start G.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG10.0 
 2. Turner, Trefl Sopot9.0 
 3. Szubarga, Anwil7.0 
 4. Mosley, Kotwica6.0 
 5. Skibniewski, AZS K.5.0 
 6. Micic, PGE Turow5.0 
 7. Kowalczyk, Start G.5.0 
 8. Blassingame, Assec.4.0 
 9. Abernethy, Energa4.0 
 10. Jackson, PGE Tur.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  AZS K.
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Harris, AZS K.5.0 
 2. Vasojevic, Rosa R.5.0 
 3. Jefferson, Kotwica4.0 
 4. Kowalczyk, Start G.4.0 
 5. Pelka, Start Gdynia4.0 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG4.0 
 7. Ginyard, Anwil4.0 
 8. Dabkus, Energa C.4.0 
 9. Kostrzewski, Energ.3.0 
 10. Mirkovic, Polphar.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  Stelm.
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lopicic, Stelm.3.0 
 2. Kowalczyk, Start G.2.0 
 3. Mielczarek, AZS K.2.0 
 4. Viney, Asseco P.2.0 
 5. Kostrzewski, Energ.2.0 
 6. Harris, AZS K.2.0 
 7. Gadri-N., Energa C.2.0 
 8. Malczyk, Start G.1.0 
 9. Opacak, PGE Turow1.0 
 10. Pamula, Asseco P.1.0 


Standings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. MKS DG 1-0 
 2. P.Cukier SIDEn 1-0 
 3. Polonia 1-0 
 4. Sokol Lancut 1-0 
 5. Spojnia 1-0 
 6. Stal Ostrow 1-0 
 7. Start Lublin 1-0 
 8. Znicz Basket 1-0 
 9. Astoria Bydg. 0-1 
 10. AZS Kutno 0-1 
 11. AZS PP 0-1 
 12. AZS Radex 0-1 
 13. MOSiR Krosno 0-1 
 14. SKK Siedlce 0-1 
 15. Slask Wroclaw 0-1 
 16. UMKS Kielce 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: Sokol Lancut - AZS PP 83-76
Sep. 29: MKS DG - AZS Kutno 80-77
Sep. 29: Stal Ostrow - MOSiR Krosno 80-66
Sep. 29: Znicz Basket - UMKS Kielce 76-60
Sep. 29: Slask Wroclaw - Spojnia 75-80
Sep. 29: AZS Radex - Start Lublin 74-85
Sep. 29: Astoria Bydg. - Polonia 60-68
Sep. 29: SKK Siedlce - P.Cukier SIDEn 54-65

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: Polonia - UMKS Kielce
Oct. 3: AZS Radex - SKK Siedlce
Oct. 3: P.Cukier SIDEn - Sokol Lancut
Oct. 3: AZS PP - MKS DG
Oct. 3: AZS Kutno - Znicz Basket
Oct. 3: Astoria Bydg. - Slask Wroclaw
Oct. 3: MOSiR Krosno - Start Lublin
Oct. 3: Spojnia - Stal Ostrow


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Kacper MLYNARSKI
  Sokol L.
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 28
 1. Mlynarski, Sokol L.28.0 
 2. Wilczek, Start Lub.24.0 
 3. Pluta, MOSiR K.23.0 
 4. Metelski, AZS P.22.0 
 5. Woloszyn, MKS D.21.0 
 6. Laczynski, MOSiR K.19.0 
 7. Pacocha, AZS Radex18.0 
 8. Brek, AZS Kutno18.0 
 9. Matuszewski, Znicz18.0 
 10. Hybiak, AZS P.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  Stal O.
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 14
 1. Zurawski, Stal O.14.0 
 2. Metelski, AZS P.12.0 
 3. Kolowca, Polonia12.0 
 4. Lisewski, P.Cuk.10.0 
 5. Diduszko, Slask W.10.0 
 6. Pisarczyk, Znicz B.10.0 
 7. Kamecki, UMKS K.9.0 
 8. Basinski, SKK S.9.0 
 9. Wyka, Polonia9.0 
 10. Pytys, AZS Radex8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Grzegorz GROCHOWSKI
  MKS D.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Grochowski, MKS D.11.0 
 2. Lewandowski, Astor.10.0 
 3. Szumelda-K., Stal7.0 
 4. Pacocha, AZS Radex6.0 
 5. Wilczek, Start Lub.6.0 
 6. Brek, AZS Kutno6.0 
 7. Musijowski, Polonia6.0 
 8. Laczynski, MOSiR K.5.0 
 9. Makuch, UMKS K.5.0 
 10. Hybiak, AZS P.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pawel HYBIAK
  AZS P.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hybiak, AZS P.5.0 
 2. Pluta, MOSiR K.5.0 
 3. Kukielka, Polonia4.0 
 4. Smigielski, P.Cuk.4.0 
 5. Busz, UMKS K.4.0 
 6. Szpyrka, Spojnia4.0 
 7. Klima, Sokol Lancut4.0 
 8. Zielinski, MKS D.4.0 
 9. Laydych, Astoria4.0 
 10. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia5.0 
 2. Kulon, Slask Wrocl.5.0 
 3. Pluta, MOSiR K.4.0 
 4. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
 5. Musijowski, Polonia4.0 
 6. Laczynski, MOSiR K.4.0 
 7. Aleksandrowi., Zni.3.0 
 8. Wilczek, Start Lub.3.0 
 9. Lewandowski, Astor.2.0 
 10. Stankiewicz, AZS2.0 


TBL Round 1 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in TBL just started. There was no lack of interesting games this round.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Kotwica (0-1) in Kolobrzeg on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Anwil (1-0) 81-69. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 34-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Anwil well out of reach of Kotwica shooting 73.2 percent from the field. American swingman Marcus Ginyard (196-G/F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. Anwil's coach Dainius Adomaitis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Sean Mosley (193-89, college: Maryland) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Anwil is looking forward to face Stelmet ZG in Zielona Gora in the next round. Kotwica will play on the road against Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Koszalin. Siarka Jezioro (1-0) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging AZS Koszalin (0-1) 78-77 on Saturday evening. American point guard Matt Addison (172-87, college: Hardin-Simmons) nailed 21 points for the winning side and Xavier Alexander accounted for 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Jeff Robinson (198-88, college: Seton Hall) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for AZS Koszalin in the defeat. Siarka Jezioro will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AZS Koszalin will play at home against Asseco Prokom in Gdynia to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game took place in Zielona Gora where Energa Czarni (0-1) was upset on the court of leader Stelmet ZG (1-0) 94-73 on Saturday. Quinton Hosley fired 24 points and 4 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Stelmet ZG's coach Mihailo Uvalin felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for lost side. Stelmet ZG will meet Anwil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Energa Czarni will play against PGE Turow in Zgorzelec.
An interesting game took place in Sopot where Polpharma (0-1) was upset on the court of Trefl Sopot (1-0) 87-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Frank Turner who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 9 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Trefl Sopot's next round opponent will be Start Gdynia at home which should be another easy win for them. Polpharma will play against Rosa Radom.
PGE Turow (1-0) crushed at home Rosa Radom (0-1) by 38 points 109-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Djordje Micic stepped up and scored 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. PGE Turow will face Energa Czarni in Slupsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rosa Radom will play on the road against Polpharma in Starogard.

In the last game of round 1 Start Gdynia lost to Asseco Prokom on the opponent's court 60-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points and 9 rebounds by Ben McCauley of Polpharma.


Kotwica - Anwil 69-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Kotwica (0-1) in Kolobrzeg on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Anwil (1-0) 81-69. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 34-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Anwil well out of reach of Kotwica shooting 73.2 percent from the field. American swingman Marcus Ginyard (196-87, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four Anwil players scored in double figures. Anwil's coach Dainius Adomaitis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Sean Mosley (193-89, college: Maryland) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Grzegorz Arabas (190-78, agency: Promotex) scored 15 points. Anwil is looking forward to face Stelmet ZG in Zielona Gora in the next round. Kotwica will play on the road against Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Anwil: M.Ginyard 19+7reb+2ast, R.Boykin 16+10reb, S.Hajric 14+4reb, L.Seweryn 14+2reb, K.Szubarga 9+5reb+7ast, T.Weeden 5+1reb+1ast
Kotwica: S.Mosley 17+5reb+6ast, G.Arabas 15+3reb+1ast, M.Bolden 11+4reb+1ast, P.Niedzwiedzki 9+6reb, C.Jefferson 8+1reb+3ast, J.Zyskowski 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 186704


Stelmet ZG - Energa Czarni 94-73

An interesting game took place in Zielona Gora where Energa Czarni (0-1) was upset on the court of Stelmet ZG (1-0) 94-73 on Saturday. The game without a history. Stelmet ZG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of Energa Czarni shooting 77.8 percent from the field and made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Stelmet ZG looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Georgian swingman Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) fired 24 points and 4 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. Four Stelmet ZG players scored in double figures. Stelmet ZG's coach Mihailo Uvalin felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and guard Marcin Dutkiewicz (196-86) added 14 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. Stelmet ZG will meet Anwil in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Energa Czarni will play against PGE Turow in Zgorzelec.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: Q.Hosley 24+2reb+2ast, W.Hodge 16+1reb+10ast, P.Stelmach 13+4reb+3ast, K.Chanas 12+1reb+1ast, M.Cesnauskis 9+4reb+2ast, M.Sroka 5+4reb+1ast
Energa Czarni: B.Gadri-Nicholson 16+11reb+1ast, M.Dutkiewicz 14+6reb, T.Abernethy 11+1reb+4ast, L.Knutson 8+2reb+1ast, O.Brandwein 7+3ast, M.Nowakowski 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 186705


PGE Turow - Rosa Radom 109-71

PGE Turow (1-0) crushed at home Rosa Radom (0-1) by 38 points 109-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. PGE Turow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of Rosa Radom shooting 85.4 percent from the field and made 27-of-30 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. PGE Turow had a 28-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. Serbian guard Djordje Micic (195-83) stepped up and scored 17 points and 5 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Damian Kulig (206-87) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American guard J.J. Montgomery (196-82, college: Arkansas St.) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Nikola Vasojevic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) scored 12 points and 5 steals. Four PGE Turow and five Rosa Radom players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. PGE Turow will face Energa Czarni in Slupsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rosa Radom will play on the road against Polpharma in Starogard.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: M.Chylinski 19+1reb+1ast, D.Micic 17+5ast, A.Cel 13+9reb, D.Kulig 11+8reb+3ast, I.Opacak 11+2reb, V.Aleksic 10+4reb+1ast
Rosa Radom: J.Montgomery 17+5reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 12+2reb+2ast, P.Kardas 12+1reb+1ast, J.Zalewski 11+3reb+1ast, S.Cupkovic 11+3reb, S.Bogavac 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 186706


Trefl Sopot - Polpharma 87-65

An interesting game took place in Sopot where Polpharma (0-1) was upset on the court of Trefl Sopot (1-0) 87-65. The game without a history. Trefl Sopot led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.5 percent from the field and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Polpharma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 9 assists. The former international forward Filip Dylewicz (202-80) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Trefl Sopot players scored in double figures. American power forward Ben McCauley (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) answered with 29 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and Serbian power forward Uros Mirkovic (205-82, agency: BeoExcell) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Polpharma. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Trefl Sopot's next round opponent will be Start Gdynia at home which should be another easy win for them. Polpharma will play against Rosa Radom.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: P.Zamojski 15+1reb, A.Waczynski 14+2ast, F.Dylewicz 12+9reb, F.Turner 12+1reb+9ast, M.Michalak 7+1reb+1ast, S.Spralja 6+3reb
Polpharma: B.McCauley 29+9reb+1ast, J.Carter 10+1reb+1ast, U.Mirkovic 9+8reb+1ast, M.Nowakowski 6+2reb+1ast, C.Polk 5+3reb, D.Szymkiewicz 4+1reb
gschID: 186701


Asseco Prokom - Start Gdynia 76-60

Asseco Prokom used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Gdynia 76-60 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Asseco Prokom shot 64.1 percent from the field. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) stepped up and scored 18 points and 4 assists for the winners and Australian center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and guard Michal Jankowski (192-87) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Asseco Prokom will face AZS Koszalin on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Start Gdynia will play against Trefl Sopot.
Top scorers:
Asseco Prokom: J.Blassingame 18+3reb+4ast, D.Viney 12+5reb+1ast, P.Pamula 10+1ast, J.Khazzouh 10+7reb+1ast, M.Ponitka 7+5reb, L.Koszarek 6+1reb+2ast
Start Gdynia: T.Wojdyla 15+8reb+1ast, T.Andrzejewski 12+1reb+2ast, M.Jankowski 9+6reb+1ast, P.Pelka 7+6reb+2ast, J.Mokros 7+3reb, A.Krauze 6+1ast
gschID: 186702


AZS Koszalin - Siarka Jezioro 77-78

Important game to mention about took place in Koszalin. Siarka Jezioro (1-0) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging AZS Koszalin (0-1) 78-77 on Saturday evening. AZS Koszalin was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 17-15 charge of Siarka Jezioro, which allowed them to win the game. They were well out of reach of AZS Koszalin shooting 74.4 percent from the field. American point guard Matt Addison (172-87, college: Hardin-Simmons) nailed 21 points for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) accounted for 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Jeff Robinson (198-88, college: Seton Hall) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Lukasz Wisniewski (186-84, college: Barton County CC, agency: Promotex) added 19 points respectively for AZS Koszalin in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Siarka Jezioro will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AZS Koszalin will play at home against Asseco Prokom in Gdynia to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Siarka Jezioro: M.Addison 21+4reb+3ast, X.Alexander 19+3reb+2ast, J.Dloniak 16+4reb+2ast, K.Krajniewski 10+3reb+1ast, R.Turner 6+6reb+1ast, C.Long 6+2reb+1ast
AZS Koszalin: L.Wisniewski 19+1reb+3ast, J.Robinson 16+11reb, P.Leonczyk 16+5reb, A.Mielczarek 10+3reb+1ast, R.Skibniewski 7+2reb+5ast, D.Harris 6+6reb
gschID: 186703



1Liga Round 1: Championship starts with eight games - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in 1Liga just started.

Stal Ostrow - MOSiR Krosno 80-66

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of MOSiR Krosno (0-1) in Ostrow Wlkp.. Visitors were defeated by Stal Ostrow (1-0) 80-66. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Stal Ostrow forced 29 MOSiR Krosno turnovers and outrebounded them 49-23 including a 19-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Power forward Wojciech Zurawski (199-76) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Marek Szumelda-Krzycki (193-91, agency: Promotex) accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Piotr Pluta (192-81, agency: Court Side) came up with 23 points and 4 blocks and point guard Kamil Laczynski (180-89) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for MOSiR Krosno in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Stal Ostrow will play against Spojnia in Stargard in the next round. MOSiR Krosno will play at home against WIKANA Start in Lublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stal Ostrow: W.Zurawski 16+14reb, L.Olejnik 15+7reb+2ast, M.Szumelda-Krzycki 13+5reb+7ast, W.Szawarski 8+2reb, M.Kalowski 8+1reb, A.Kaczmarzyk 7+4reb
MOSiR Krosno: P.Pluta 23+4reb, K.Laczynski 19+3reb+5ast, S.Nowak 9+5reb+1ast, M.Salamonik 5+3reb, D.Oczkowicz 4+1reb+3ast, W.Pisarczyk 4+3reb
gschID: 191369


Astoria Bydg. - Polonia 60-68

Quite upsetting was Astoria Bydg.'s home defeat in a game versus Polonia 68-60. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 23-5 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Polonia dominated on the defensive end, holding Astoria Bydg. to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 25 Astoria Bydg. turnovers and outrebounded them 46-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. Center Marcin Kolowca (209-87) fired 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Tomasz Zablocki (202-78, agency: Promotex) chipped in 13 points. Guard Pawel Lewandowski (186-83) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists and guard Mateusz Bierwagen (194-88) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Astoria Bydg. players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Polonia will meet at home UMKS Kielce in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Astoria Bydg. will play against Slask Wroclaw.
Top scorers:
Polonia: T.Zablocki 13+4reb+2ast, B.Bal 11+1reb+2ast, G.Kukielka 9+2reb+2ast, M.Kolowca 9+12reb, M.Musijowski 9+4reb+6ast, D.Wyka 7+9reb
Astoria Bydg.: M.Bierwagen 14+6reb+2ast, D.Szyttenholm 10+2reb+1ast, S.Laydych 10+2reb, P.Lewandowski 10+4reb+10ast, P.Czaplicki 4+7reb+1ast, P.Rapalski 4
gschID: 191367


Slask Wroclaw - Spojnia 75-80

Slask Wroclaw was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Stargard 80-75. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-20. But Slask Wroclaw won second period 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spojnia made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Slask Wroclaw turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tomasz Stepien (193-86) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Adam Parzych (190-86, college: Bryant, agency: Promotex) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four Spojnia players scored in double figures. Forward Lukasz Diduszko (197-86) answered with 6 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Przemyslaw Hajnsz (203-82, agency: Promotex) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Slask Wroclaw. Slask Wroclaw's coach Jerzy Chudeusz let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Spojnia's next round opponent will be Stal Ostrow in Ostrow Wlkp. which should be theoretically an easy game. Slask Wroclaw will play on the road against Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spojnia: T.Stepien 15+8reb+2ast, A.Parzych 14+2reb+2ast, A.Soczewski 11+2reb+1ast, H.Pabian 10+4reb, K.Szpyrka 9+1reb, W.Grudzinski 8+6reb+1ast
Slask Wroclaw: A.Mroczek-Truskowski 12+2reb, T.Ochonko 12+1ast, K.Sulima 10+4reb+1ast, P.Hajnsz 8+7reb, R.Hyzy 8+2reb+1ast, N.Kulon 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 191368


Sokol Lancut - AZS PP 83-76

Sokol Lancut used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Pozoan 83-76. AZS PP was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Sokol Lancut, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 27 AZS PP turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kacper Mlynarski (200-92) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 rebounds. Center Maciej Klima (205-82) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Sokol Lancut players scored in double figures. Center Adam Metelski (208-83, college: Cal-Irvine) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Pawel Hybiak (173-89) added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for AZS PP. AZS PP's coach Waldemar Mendel let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.Sokol Lancut's next round opponent will be P.Cukier SIDEn in Torun and it will be for sure the game of the week. AZS PP will play at home against MKS DG in Dabrowa Gornicza.
Top scorers:
Sokol Lancut: K.Mlynarski 28+7reb+3ast, M.Klima 15+5reb+4ast, M.Baran 13+2reb+4ast, T.Fortuna 11+5reb+2ast, B.Dubiel 6+4reb+2ast, P.Halas 5+4reb+3ast
AZS PP: A.Metelski 22+12reb+1ast, P.Hybiak 18+3reb+4ast, L.Ulchurski 12+5reb, P.Stankiewicz 8+6reb+1ast, P.Gacek 7+1ast, M.Rostalski 4+2reb
gschID: 191364


AZS Radex - Start Lublin 74-85

An interesting game took place in Szczecin where AZS Radex (0-1) was upset on its own court by WIKANA Start (1-0) 85-74. The game was mostly controlled by WIKANA Start. AZS Radex was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding AZS Radex to just 0 points in second quarter. WIKANA Start forced 24 AZS Radex turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Lukasz Wilczek (189-86) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists. Forward Andrzej Misiewicz (201-84, college: Daytona Beach CC) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four WIKANA Start players scored in double figures. point guard Lukasz Pacocha (182-82, agency: Promotex) answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and center Karol Pytys (202-85) added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for AZS Radex. AZS Radex's coach Zbigniew Majcherek let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. WIKANA Start's next round opponent will be MOSiR Krosno on the road which should be an easy win for them. AZS Radex will play against SKK Siedlce.
Top scorers:
Start Lublin: L.Wilczek 24+3reb+6ast, P.Kowalski 16+1reb, P.Luszczewski 12+2reb, A.Misiewicz 10+7reb+1ast, L.Szczypka 8+4reb+1ast, M.Marciniak 7+4reb+1ast
AZS Radex: L.Pacocha 18+5reb+6ast, L.Biela 10+3reb, M.Majcherek 9+2reb+3ast, A.Linowski 8+5reb+2ast, K.Pytys 7+8reb+1ast, J.Koszuta 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 191365


SKK Siedlce - P.Cukier SIDEn 54-65

But SKK Siedlce was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Torun 65-54. It looked good early as SKK Siedlce took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. Then P.Cukier SIDEn had a 19-10 second period charge getting the lead and SKK Siedlce was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 54-65. They outrebounded SKK Siedlce 36-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. P.Cukier SIDEn brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a very good performance for power forward Adam Lisewski (206-80) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Lukasz Zytko (181-81) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four P.Cukier SIDEn players scored in double figures. Swingman Adrian Czerwonka (196-81, agency: Promotex) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Radoslaw Basinski (188-78) added 5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks in the effort for SKK Siedlce. SKK Siedlce's coach Tomasz Araszkiewicz gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. P.Cukier SIDEn's next round opponent will be Sokol Lancut at home. SKK Siedlce will play against AZS Radex in Szczecin.
Top scorers:
P.Cukier SIDEn: L.Zytko 14+3reb+3ast, J.Jarecki 11+4reb, P.Smigielski 10+5reb, A.Lisewski 10+10reb, M.Kowalewski 7+4reb, R.Plebanek 6+1reb
SKK Siedlce: T.Deja 15+2reb+1ast, A.Czerwonka 15+5reb+2ast, K.Sulima 6+1reb+2ast, M.Rapucha 5, R.Basinski 5+9reb+4ast, M.Chodkiewicz 4+3reb
gschID: 191366


Znicz Basket - UMKS Kielce 76-60

Znicz Basket used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kielce 76-60. UMKS Kielce was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 40-18 second half run of Znicz Basket. They dominated on the defensive end, holding UMKS Kielce to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Znicz Basket forced 20 UMKS Kielce turnovers and outrebounded them 35-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a very good performance for swingman Marcin Matuszewski (194-82) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Przemyslaw Szymanski (198-84) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Znicz Basket players scored in double figures. Znicz Basket's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Kamil Kamecki (198-87) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward Lukasz Fafara (194-84) added 16 points in the effort for UMKS Kielce. Znicz Basket's next round opponent will be AZS Kutno on the road and are hoping to win another game. UMKS Kielce will play against Polonia in Przemysl.
Top scorers:
Znicz Basket: M.Matuszewski 18+7reb+2ast, P.Szymanski 16+5reb, A.Sulinski 15+2ast, M.Aleksandrowicz 10+5reb+1ast, L.Bonarek 7+5reb+1ast, T.Pisarczyk 4+10reb
UMKS Kielce: W.Miernik 17+3reb, L.Fafara 16+3reb+2ast, K.Kamecki 16+9reb+1ast, A.Busz 5+3reb+2ast, M.Wrobel 4+3reb+1ast, H.Makuch 2+5ast
gschID: 191362


MKS DG - AZS Kutno 80-77

MKS DG edged AZS Kutno in Dabrowa Gornicza 80-77. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. MKS DG forced 31 AZS Kutno turnovers. Point guard Grzegorz Grochowski (178-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners and forward Michal Woloszyn (202-84) chipped in 21 points. Four MKS DG players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Dawid Brek (185-89, agency: Promotex) responded with 18 points and 6 assists and power forward Wojciech Glabas (207-90) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. AZS Kutno's coach Jaroslaw Krysiewicz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. AZS Kutno will play next round against Znicz Basket trying to get back on the winning streak. MKS DG will try to continue on its current victory against AZS PP in Poznan.
Top scorers:
MKS DG: M.Woloszyn 21+2reb, L.Grzegorzewski 17+3reb, G.Grochowski 13+8reb+11ast, P.Zmarlak 10+7reb+1ast, J.Karolak 8+3reb, P.Zielinski 6+2reb
AZS Kutno: D.Brek 18+3reb+6ast, W.Glabas 15+6reb, J.Dluski 15+4reb+1ast, L.Kwiatkowski 8+3reb, G.Malecki 7+2reb+1ast, H.Mazur 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 191363



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2013 BSN Season starts on March 31: - by Luis Modestti


BSN announced that the 2013 season begins on March 31 in Mayaguez. The announcement was made after an owners meeting last week.

Cangrejeros de Santurce announced that they won't play in 2013 because they don't have a court to play in San Juan. Santurce played their games in Trujillo Alto and Coliseo de Puerto Rico in 2011.

Meanwhile Coamo, Carolina and Ponce could come back to the league if they sell by October 10. There is a rumor where a group of investors want to buy Maratonistas de Coamo and move it to the Metropolitan area.

The eight teams that played last season are expected to come back but some of them are making internal adjustments to cut spending.



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Giurgiu defeats CSM, Mobitelco, and Dinamo in Romanian CUP - by Chris Terrell

The Romania Cup Regional held in Dobresti featured some of the more storied franchises in Romanian Basketball. Dinamo, with their long tradition of championships spanning some 5 decades, the 2011 Romanian League Champion Mobitelco, and one of the top 4 clubs of a year ago and emerging power in the capital city CSM Bucharest each came in the regional looking to add to those traditions. But the Giurgiu club that battled with Dinamo in the championship of the 2nd division just a little over a year ago showed that they will be a team to contend with this season.

Catalin Vlaicu (203-C-86) (203-PF-86) was the story of the tournament with his performance in the first game against CSM. "Sarma" as he's known by his teammates is a tough physical player that does all the little stuff on both ends of the floor that helps team win but it was his offense that got attention as he connected for a team high 16 points, drawing 10 personal fouls, while gathering 4 rebounds, while shooting 62% from 2 in the Giurgiu win. Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA) and Derek Thomas (193-F-84, college: Appalachian St.) both had 15, Petty adding 8 asissts while big man Trevor Harvey (211-C-80, college: Florida St.) had a near double-double with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Brian Burrell (192-G-84, agency: TSS Management, college: UTPA)'s 8 and Josh Simmons (196-F-88, college: Ark.-Fort Smith) 7 proved big as Giurgiu would surpass CSM in the 2nd half with a physical and aggressive style of man to man defense, out rebounding Bucharest by 3, and leading in steals 10-1. For CSM Goran Martinic (184-PG-87, agency: BeoExcell) had 27 and Miljan Pupovic (209-C/F-83) had 17. Finals Score 'Wolves' de CSS Giurgiu 78 - CSM Bucharest 73.

The 2nd game of the regional for the Wolves was Mobitelco and Derek Wright (180-G-86, college: Austin Peay St.)'s 20 along with 19 from Hristo Nikolov (200-PF-85) helped the 2011 Champion in the contest. Sean Barnette (198-F-86, college: Wingate) and Roman Halik (214-C-80, agency: Promotex) both added 8 points. For Giurgiu Perry Petty had 19 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds. Vlaicu also came up big again with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Trevor Harvey's 13 points and 8 rebounds and 2 blocks didn't tell the whole story as he was the anchor of the back of a very tough defense that made it tough for a Cluj team that has 4 players between 6'11 and 7'3 and wings at 6'6 and 6'7. Thomas had 9 and Josh Simmons and Iulian Corneanu (197-F-89) had 6 but it was the two big 3s by Corneanu that seemed to turn the tide and give the momentum to the eventual winner of the regional Giurgiu over Mobitelco 72-66.

The final day wasn't easy. Dinamo has a roster without imports this season but they battle and work hard and play with pride. The 3rd back to back to back in as many days coupled with the intense heat (30-35 degrees celcius) and travel really showed after the two battles with CSM and Cluj. But it was a team effort all weekend, Giurgiu playing 10 players in the first two wins and 11 in the final contest. Brian Burrell brought his soft touch from deep connecting on 3 of 4 threes while adding 6 steals to his team high effort of 22 points. Vlaicu led both teams with his plus minus +20 in this affair, putting down 10 points and 8 rebounds. Petty had 13, Thomas and Chris Ware (203-PF/C-89, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Indiana Tech) with 8 each. Josh Simmons asserted himself in the 3rd and 4th quarters and did his thing en route to 17 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds connecting for a perfect 7 of 7 from 2 for an efficiency rating of 20. Cristian Nicolae (198-F) had 2 big 3s and an efficiency rating of 7 that really helped the winners in the 2nd half. The winners were gladiators all weekend and made their coach look good. For Dinamo 23 points and 7 rebounds for Ciprian Mihai (203-PF/C-90) helped the cause but the miracles from the Danube river wouldn't be denied winning again, this time 86-70.

Giurgiu joins the 4 clubs that compete internationally in Europe: Ploesti, Pitesti, Medias, and Timisoara along with the other 2 winners in their regionals: Sibiu and Oradea in the great 8 for the Cup to be played December 27 and January 5. The 2nd place club in the Dobresti regional - Mobitelco will also advance to the Cup quarters as a result of point differential as compared to the other 2nd place teams. The pairings for the quarters is by random draw. Who knows, Giurgiu and Mobitelco might see each other again.



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Budivelnyk triumphs at Belov and Kondrashin Cup - by Eurobasket News

Spartak St Petersburg-Budivelnyk 75:76

Budivelnyk triumphs at Belov and Kondrashin Cup. The Ukrainian team stole the trophy from the home side to grab 76:75 win. Spartak St Petersburg led three points with 20 seconds to go, but lost the game by 1 point.
Both teams scored 14 points each in the first period and then the hosts needed 22-21 in the second frame to take 1-point at the halftime. The Ukrainian team replied with 23-15 in the third quarter but trailed in the majority of the last stanza. Trailing 72:75, Sergiy Gorbenko (202-F-85) made two free throws and Anisimov brought the final victory.
Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89, college: Virginia Tech) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Sergiy Gorbenko and Anisimov following him with 13 points each. Mavrokefalidis Loukas scored 21 points and made 8 rebounds for Spartak, while Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) had 12 points and 7 assists. Josh Carter (201-F/G-88, college: Texas A&M) followed them with 12 points in a loss.
Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg. The Latvian side won 92:89 at the Belov and Kondrashin Cup.



CSKA clinch Gomelsky Cup title - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Lokomotiv Kuban 82:65

CSKA celebrated Gomelsky Cup trophy. They overcame Lokomotiv Kuban in Moscow today. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) scored 12 points to pace the winners. Aaron Jackson (193-G-86, college: Duquesne) was named MVP of the tournament.
Lokomotiv Kuban led by a single point after ten minutes 17:16. CSKA surged ahead in the second frame. They registered a 41:36 halftime advantage. CSKA mounted the pressure in the third quarter. The hosts cleared off to a 16-point distance with one quarter remaining. CSKA kept Lokomotiv at safe distance throughout the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87), Aaron Jackson and Drew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) finished with 9 points apiece for the winners. Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Lokomotiv Kuban. Nick Calathes (198-G-89, college: Florida) accounted for 14 points in the loss.

CSKA: Milos Teodosic 12, Andrey Vorontsevich 9, Aaron Jackson 9, Drew Nicholas 9
Lokomotiv Kuban: Aleks Maric 14, Nick Calathes 14



Krasnie Krilya win Petrenko Memorial - by Eurobasket News

Krasnie Krilya win Petrenko Memorial with 4 participating Russian teams.
In Day 1 Krasnie Krilya overcame Khimki 75:72 with 20-13 push in the last period. Universitet meanwhile overcame Triumph 69:62.
In Day 2 Krasnie Krilya lost to Triumph 64:68. Khimki outscored Universitet 90:87.
In the last day of the competition Krasnie Krilya edge Universitet 95:79. They started with 22-15 and added 28-20 in the second frame. Universitet responded with 18-13 in the third period, but lost the last frame 26-32.
Khimki finished the tournament on the second place. In their last game they beat Triumph 75:60. Khimki opened the game with 28-12 and never looked behind after.



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Borac extends Nemanja Prolovic for 2012/13 - by Eurobasket News

Nemanja Prolovic (188-G-87) stays with Borac Cacak. The Serbian point guard penned a 1-year contract extension. Prolovic appeared 24 times for Borac last season averaging 7.5 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds. In 2010/11 he was a member of Crnokosa Kosjeric. They also competed in A League. At that time Prolovic had 6.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 1.9 apg for 7 games. From 2006 to 2010, the point guard played for Borac as well. In 2009/10 he shined with 12.1 ppg, 3.8 apg and 2.1 rpg. In the past, Nemanja Prolovic played for Zeleznik Reflex. They competed in Serbian B League. In 2005, Prolovic was on the list of candidates for U18 Serbian and Montenegro NT. In 2007, he was on the list of candidates for U20 Serbian NT.


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Levice Opened season with a W - by Thomas Kottra

Since the team of 2011 Slovak champion will participate in Czech MNBL again, Slovak Basketball Association agreed with teams to change dates of some rounds and matches. League opening match between home BK Iskra Svit and Astrum Levice was for-played by a week before the real season starts.
There has not been a real clash between the two teams. Levice started their season strongly and reached a 10 points margin within less than 8 minutes. Largest difference was reached in second quarter, counting 27 points.
Even home team was able to shorten the gap to 8 points with five minutes to go, Astrum was able to score stunning 17 points in remaining time, so the match was easily decided in the end. Willie Kemp delivered 10 assists, but was not able to score enough points to complete his first double-double.

BK Iskra Svit - Astrum Levice 64:81 (6:22, 19:20, 15:17, 24:22)
Best Scorers: Kenneth Henderson 18, Marko Puzic 17 and Tyronne McNeal 11 (Iskra); Jeremy Simmons 21, Tomas Mrvis 12, Troy Gottselig 10 (Levice);



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Standings - ACB

ACB Standings
 1. Asefa Estudian. 1-0 
 2. Blancos de R. 1-0 
 3. Blusens M. 1-0 
 4. CAI Zaragoza 1-0 
 5. FIATC Joventut 1-0 
 6. G.Canaria 2014 1-0 
 7. Real Madrid 1-0 
 8. UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 9. Valencia 1-0 
 10. Assignia M. 0-1 
 11. Caja Laboral 0-1 
 12. Cajasol 0-1 
 13. CB Canarias 0-1 
 14. FCB Regal 0-1 
 15. Gescrap BB 0-1 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 0-1 
 17. Mad-Croc 0-1 
 18. Unicaja 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 30: Valencia - Mad-Croc 93-65
Sep. 29: FIATC Joventut - Lagun Aro GBC 89-73
Sep. 30: CAI Zaragoza - Caja Laboral 88-75
Sep. 30: Blusens M. - Assignia M. 83-78
Sep. 30: Real Madrid - Unicaja 79-64
Sep. 30: Cajasol - UCAM Murcia 77-93
Sep. 30: FCB Regal - Blancos de R. 71-78
Sep. 30: G.Canaria 2014 - Gescrap BB 65-59
Sep. 30: Asefa Estudian. - CB Canarias 101-86

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 7: Unicaja - FIATC Joventut
Oct. 7: Lagun Aro GBC - Asefa Estudian.
Oct. 3: Blancos de R. - Real Madrid
Oct. 7: Gescrap BB - FCB Regal
Oct. 7: Assignia M. - G.Canaria 2014
Oct. 7: Mad-Croc - Blusens M.
Oct. 7: UCAM Murcia - Valencia
Oct. 7: Caja Laboral - Cajasol
Oct. 6: CB Canarias - CAI Zaragoza


Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Blanco.
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Sinanovic, Blanco.28.0 
 2. Quezada, FIATC J.27.0 
 3. Granger, Asefa E.25.0 
 4. Kendall, Blusens M.23.0 
 5. English, Asefa E.20.0 
 6. Nocioni, Caja Labo.20.0 
 7. Rost, CB Canarias19.0 
 8. Dubljevic, Valencia19.0 
 9. Asbury, Cajasol19.0 
 10. Ingles, FCB Regal18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Asefa E.
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 13
 1. Kirksay, Asefa E.13.0 
 2. Faverani, Valencia12.0 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal10.0 
 4. Sinanovic, Blanco.10.0 
 5. Junyent, Bluse.9.0 
 6. Zoric, Unicaja9.0 
 7. Ibekwe, Lagun A.8.0 
 8. Lewis, UCAM M.8.0 
 9. Nelson, G.Canari.8.0 
 10. Donaldson, CB Can.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Albert OLIVER
  FIATC J.
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Oliver, FIATC J.8.0 
 2. Satoransky, Cajasol8.0 
 3. Roll, CAI Zaragoza7.0 
 4. Rodriguez, Bluse.7.0 
 5. Quezada, FIATC J.6.0 
 6. Miso, UCAM M.6.0 
 7. San Miguel, Valenc.6.0 
 8. Rodriguez, UCAM M.5.0 
 9. Renfroe, Blancos5.0 
 10. Heras, CB Canarias4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Levi ROST
  CB Canarias
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rost, CB Canarias3.0 
 2. Barnes, Asefa E.3.0 
 3. Savane, FIATC J.3.0 
 4. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 5. Toolson, G.Canari.3.0 
 6. Rakovic, Gescrap3.0 
 7. Zisis, Gescrap BB3.0 
 8. Feldeine, Mad-Croc3.0 
 9. Renfroe, Blancos3.0 
 10. Miso, UCAM M.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Spencer NELSON
  G.Canari.
  (202-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Nelson, G.Canari.2.0 
 2. Sinanovic, Blanco.2.0 
 3. Hamilton, Gescr.2.0 
 4. Slokar, G.Canari.2.0 
 5. Ibekwe, Lagun A.2.0 
 6. Hernandez-S., Caja2.0 
 7. Barnes, Asefa E.2.0 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.1.0 
 9. Korolev, Lagun A.1.0 
 10. Mejri, Blusens M.1.0 


Daniel Ruiz agreed terms with Macho-Moron - by Eurobasket

Etiquetas Macho-Moron (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old power forward Daniel Ruiz (200-81). Ruiz has played for the last one years at Puerto Real (1 Div.). He missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball.
Ruiz has played previously for four other teams: Jerez, Doncel Aguas, Almeria and Un.Cordoba

By Eurobasket Data Center



Daniel Ruiz agreed terms with Macho-Moron - by Eurobasket

Etiquetas Macho-Moron (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old power forward Daniel Ruiz (200-81). Ruiz has played for the last one years at Puerto Real (1 Div.). He missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball.
Ruiz has played previously for four other teams: Jerez, Doncel Aguas, Almeria and Un.Cordoba

By Eurobasket Data Center



Liga Endesa, Round 1 review: Valladolid crushes Barcelona at Palau Blaugrana - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in ACB just started.

Real Madrid - Unicaja 79-64
It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Real Madrid's pressure prevailed and they won that period 22-14 extending their advantage to 15 points. Unicaja Malaga was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. International Rudy Fernandez (198-85) nailed 12 points for the winning side and naturalized Montenegrin power forward Nikola Mirotic (207-91) accounted for 14 points. Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Croatian center Luka Zoric (211-84) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Unicaja Malaga in the defeat. Four Unicaja Malaga players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: N.Mirotic 14+3reb, R.Fernandez 12+4reb+2ast, S.Llull 10+1reb+4ast, F.Reyes 10+1reb+1ast, D.Draper 9+1reb+2ast, M.Slaughter 8+4reb
Unicaja: E.Calloway 13+1reb+1ast, T.Urtasun 13+2reb+1ast, L.Zoric 11+9reb, K.Simon 11+5reb+4ast, J.Gist 6+3reb, K.Perovic 4+2reb
gschID: 185667


FIATC Joventut - Lagun Aro GBC 89-73
The game without a history. FIATC Joventut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Lagun Aro GBC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Dominican point guard Emmanuel Quezada (188-85, college: USF) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Albert Oliver (187-78) contributed with 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. American swingman Qyntel Woods (203-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) answered with 15 points and Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (210-85, college: Maryland) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Lagun Aro GBC. Four Lagun Aro GBC players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
FIATC Joventut: E.Quezada 27+5reb+6ast, A.Oliver 15+1reb+8ast, T.Gaffney 11+7reb+1ast, A.Ventura 9+1reb+2ast, S.Savane 8+6reb, A.Barrera 7+1reb
Lagun Aro GBC: Q.Woods 15+3reb+3ast, E.Ibekwe 13+8reb, J.Salgado 12+2reb+2ast, R.Neto 12+2reb+3ast, G.Rubio 6+1reb+1ast, E.Papamakarios 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 185668


Blusens M. - Assignia M. 83-78
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Assignia Manresa won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Blusens Monbus dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Assignia Manresa's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian-Irish forward Levon Kendall (209-84, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. The former international center Oriol Junyent (208-76) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Alex Hernandez (190-90) answered with 12 points and American-Dominican power forward Josh Asselin (210-78, college: Michigan, agency: Duran International) added 13 points in the effort for Assignia Manresa. Four Blusens Monbus and five Assignia Manresa players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Blusens M.: L.Kendall 23+4reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 12+4reb+7ast, A.Corbacho 12+2reb+2ast, O.Junyent 11+9reb+4ast, W.Buford 9+4reb+1ast, P.Pumprla 7+1reb
Assignia M.: J.Asselin 13+4reb, T.DeVries 13+1reb+1ast, A.Hernandez 12+3reb+3ast, O.Arteaga 11+3reb, A.Georgiev 11+1reb, J.Salvador Arco 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185664


G.Canaria 2014 - Gescrap BB 65-59
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gescrap BB won third quarter 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Gescrap BB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Azerbaijani power forward Spencer Nelson (202-80, college: Utah St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Slovenian power forward Uros Slokar (210-83) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Greek swingman Kostas Vasiliadis (200-84, agency: FCM) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Alex Mumbru (202-79) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Gescrap BB.
Top scorers:
G.Canaria 2014: S.Nelson 17+8reb+4ast, R.Toolson 13+2reb+2ast, U.Slokar 10+6reb+1ast, J.Scheyer 8+2reb+1ast, B.Newley 8+7reb, J.Beiran 7+3reb+2ast
Gescrap BB: K.Vasiliadis 14+6reb+3ast, A.Mumbru 11+5reb, L.Hamilton 8+2reb, N.Zisis 7+2reb+4ast, A.Moerman 5+1reb+1ast, R.Lopez 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 185665


FCB Regal - Blancos de R. 71-78
Regal FC Barcelona was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Valladolid 78-71. Regal FC Barcelona was ahead by 12 points at the halftime before a 48-29 second half run of Blancos de Rueda. They outrebounded Regal FC Barcelona 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Bosnian center Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) (221-83) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, college: Belmont) contributed with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Australian Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports) added 18 points in the effort for Regal FC Barcelona. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Blancos de R.: N.Sinanovic 28+10reb, A.Mohammed 11+3reb+2ast, U.Tripkovic 11+3reb+3ast, I.O'Leary 10+5reb+1ast, D.Navarro 9+4reb+2ast, A.Renfroe 8+5reb+5ast
FCB Regal: J.Ingles 18+1reb+3ast, A.Tomic 14+10reb+1ast, P.Mickeal 12+5reb+1ast, E.Lorbek 12+2reb+2ast, M.Huertas 6+3ast, X.Rabaseda 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185666


CAI Zaragoza - Caja Laboral 88-75
The game was mostly controlled by CAI Zaragoza. Caja Laboral was better in second period 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CAI Zaragoza made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Caja Laboral helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Dutch center Henk Norel (214-87) who helped to win the game recording 16 points. Power forward Pablo Aguilar (203-89) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four CAI Zaragoza players scored in double figures. Italian-Argentinian Andres Nocioni (199-79) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) added 17 points in the effort for Caja Laboral. Caja Laboral's coach Dusko Ivanovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
CAI Zaragoza: H.Norel 16+3reb+2ast, P.Llompart 15+1reb, J.Stefansson 11+1ast, D.Rudez 11+3reb+1ast, P.Aguilar 10+8reb, S.Van Rossom 8+4reb+3ast
Caja Laboral: A.Nocioni 20+5reb, T.Rochestie 17+1reb+3ast, E.Hernandez-Sonseca 8+7reb, T.Pleiss 6+4reb, F.San Emeterio 6+3reb, B.Oleson 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 185661


Cajasol - UCAM Murcia 77-93
The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-77. UCAM Murcia looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Marcus Lewis (203-86, college: ORU) fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import guard Matt Gatens (195-89, college: Iowa) chipped in 18 points. Four UCAM Murcia players scored in double figures. American Brian Asbury (200-86, college: Miami, FL) produced 19 points and Czech point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91) added 11 points and 8 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
UCAM Murcia: M.Gatens 18+2reb, M.Lewis 15+8reb+4ast, J.Ignacio Jasen 14+3reb+1ast, D.Barlow 12+4reb+3ast, B.Rodriguez 11+5ast, A.Miso 9+4reb+6ast
Cajasol: B.Asbury 19+3reb+2ast, J.Triguero 15+5reb, T.Satoransky 11+4reb+8ast, B.Buckman 9+6reb, L.Bogdanovic 7+4reb+1ast, J.Holland 6+1ast
gschID: 185662


Valencia - Mad-Croc 93-65
The game without a history. Valencia Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Valencia Basket forced 19 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. Valencia Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (211-88) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 12 rebounds. Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 19 points for the winners. point guard Joaquim Colom (188-88, agency: Interperformances) answered with 13 points and point guard Sergio Sanchez (190-81) added 12 points in the effort for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.
Top scorers:
Valencia: B.Dubljevic 19+1reb+1ast, M.Lukauskis 12+1reb+2ast, J.Doellman 10+4reb+1ast, S.Lishchuk 9+3reb+1ast, V.Faverani 8+12reb+1ast, R.Martinez 7+1reb+4ast
Mad-Croc: J.Colom 13+1reb+3ast, S.Sanchez 12+1reb+2ast, J.Feldeine 12+1reb+1ast, S.Gladyr 7+2reb+1ast, J.Cortaberria 4+2reb+1ast, L.Mainoldi 4+7reb
gschID: 185663


Asefa Estudian. - CB Canarias 101-86
The game was mostly controlled by Asefa Estudiantes. CB Canarias managed to win fourth quarter 33-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Asefa Estudiantes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to CB Canarias' 32. They outrebounded CB Canarias 33-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (186-89) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and American-French forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, college: Iona) chipped in 10 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American power forward Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Levi Rost (201-83, college: W.Michigan) scored 19 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Asefa Estudian.: J.Granger 25+1reb+3ast, C.English 20+3reb+1ast, J.Fernandez 17+1ast, T.Kirksay 10+13reb+4ast, K.Kuric 10+2reb+3ast, L.Barnes 8+5reb
CB Canarias: L.Rost 19, S.Blanco 14+3reb, R.Guillen 12+2reb+3ast, N.Richotti 11+1reb+3ast, J.Donaldson 11+8reb+2ast, F.Lampropoulos 5



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Standings - BasketEttan

Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Umea 3-0 
 2. LF Future 2-0 
 3. Taby 2-0 
 4. Akropol 1-0 
 5. Blackeberg 1-1 
 6. Solna Branten 1-1 
 7. BG Lulea 1-1 
 8. Orongo 1-2 
 9. Uppsala KFUM 0-1 
 10. Alvik Basket 0-2 
 11. Fryshuset 0-2 
 12. Jarva Devils 0-2 
South
 1. Boras II 2-0 
 2. Brahe Basket 2-0 
 3. Eos 2-0 
 4. Haga Haninge 1-0 
 5. Hoganas 1-0 
 6. Eskilstuna 1-1 
 7. Hogsbo 1-1 
 8. Malbas 1-1 
 9. Helsingborg 0-2 
 10. Jarfalla 0-2 
 11. Sanda 0-2 
 12. Talje 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

North

Sep. 30: Fryshuset - Orongo 72-79
Sep. 30: Jarva Devils - Umea 68-82
Sep. 29: LF Future - Blackeberg 66-57
Sep. 29: Solna Branten - Umea 55-65
Sep. 30: BG Lulea - Blackeberg 54-76

Round 7

Sep. 29: Taby - Orongo 100-65

South

Sep. 29: Eos - Malbas 82-76
Sep. 30: Hogsbo - Talje 64-45
Sep. 27: Sanda - Boras II 63-80
Sep. 29: Jarfalla - Eskilstuna 63-74
Sep. 30: Helsingborg - Brahe Basket 54-72

Regular Season: Round 3

North

Oct. 3: Alvik Basket - Jarva Devils
Oct. 6: Uppsala KFUM - Solna Branten
Oct. 6: Orongo - BG Lulea
Oct. 6: Akropol - Fryshuset
Oct. 10: Umea - BG Lulea

Round 2

Oct. 4: Taby - Akropol
Oct. 6: Haga Haninge - Hoganas

South

Oct. 6: Eskilstuna - Sanda
Oct. 7: Boras II - Helsingborg
Oct. 7: Talje - Hoganas
Oct. 7: Brahe Basket - Eos
Oct. 7: Malbas - Hogsbo


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan

Points Per Game
 Markus LENNGREN
  Hogsbo
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Lenngren, Hogsbo25.5 
 2. Dawit, Fryshuset25.0 
 3. Sellin, Helsingborg21.5 
 4. Saleman, Umea19.3 
 5. Gafor, Malbas19.0 
 6. Flink, BG Lulea19.0 
 7. Ronnqvist, LF Fu.19.0 
 8. Westerlund, Taby18.5 
 9. Andersson, Taby18.5 
 10. Bankhead, Malbas17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin UKHAGBE
  Brahe B.
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Ukhagbe, Brahe B.13.5 
 2. Sellin, Helsingborg12.5 
 3. Medjedoub, Eos10.5 
 4. Lindback, LF Futu.10.0 
 5. Ferizi, Malbas10.0 
 6. Hillgren, Alvik B.9.5 
 7. Saya, LF Future9.5 
 8. Saleman, Umea9.3 
 9. Lenngren, Hogsbo9.0 
 10. Hallberg, BG Lulea9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Johan WESTERLUND
  Taby
  (191-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Westerlund, Taby10.0 
 2. Trott, Hogsbo6.5 
 3. Nystrom, Eos6.0 
 4. Gjorup, Eos5.5 
 5. Blazevic, Talje5.5 
 6. Merzoug, Taby5.0 
 7. Lundin, Taby5.0 
 8. Dilek, Fryshuset5.0 
 9. Pierre, Umea4.7 
 10. Bankhead, Malbas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future3.5 
 2. Lundin, Taby3.0 
 3. Medjedoub, Eos3.0 
 4. Sellin, Helsingborg3.0 
 5. Halling, Jarfalla3.0 
 6. Flink, BG Lulea3.0 
 7. Dilek, Fryshuset3.0 
 8. Dawit, Fryshuset2.5 
 9. Westerlund, Taby2.5 
 10. Andersson, Boras2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future2.5 
 2. Saleman, Umea2.3 
 3. Robinson, Brahe B.2.0 
 4. Dawit, Fryshuset2.0 
 5. Kidane, Solna B.1.5 
 6. Mukoko, Brahe B.1.5 
 7. Korling, Alvik Bas.1.5 
 8. Hallberg, BG Lulea1.5 
 9. Hillgren, Alvik B.1.0 
 10. Nefatti, Boras II1.0 


Basketettan: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Basketettan.

Group North
BG Lulea - Blackeberg 54-76
The game was mostly controlled by KFUM Blackebergs. BG Lulea managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KFUM Blackebergs dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to BG Lulea's 38. The best player for the winners was forward Mikael Walden (198-F-86) (198-86) who scored 13 points. Center Nicklas Bergstrom (205-78) chipped in 13 points. Guard Marcus Grahn (183-95) produced 12 points and 5 rebounds and forward Marcus Flink (190-94) added 14 points and 5 steals respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Blackeberg: M.Walden 13+3reb+2ast, N.Bergstrom 13+4reb, G.Panghulan 11+2reb+2ast, T.Schuberg 7+2reb+1ast, C.Carayol 7+3reb+1ast, V.Hedman 6+1reb
BG Lulea: M.Flink 14+2reb+1ast, M.Grahn 12+5reb+1ast, J.Turner 7+3reb, H.Stahlbrost 5+2reb, J.Hallberg 5+10reb, A.Von Uthmann 5+1reb
gschID: 195518


Jarva Devils - Umea 68-82
The game was mostly controlled by Umea. Jarva Devils was better in third quarter 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jarva Devils 47-35 including 19 on the offensive glass. Umea players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Guard Johan Pierre (187-89, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and forward Egal Saleman (199-88) supported him with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Even 12 points and 6 rebounds by forward Jobel Tekle (194-90) did not help to save the game for Jarva Devils. Guard Omid Behboudi (191-86) added 17 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Umea: E.Saleman 21+6reb+2ast, J.Pierre 17+12reb+8ast, A.Frank 11+4reb+5ast, P.Bergmark 9+6reb+1ast, F.Bjornsson 9+2reb+1ast, L.Haskell 5+1reb+1ast
Jarva Devils: O.Behboudi 17+1reb+1ast, J.Tekle 12+6reb+2ast, K.Olofsson 10+4reb+4ast, S.Hasan 8+6reb+2ast, S.Tewelde 5+5reb+4ast, D.Fre 4
gschID: 195519


Fryshuset - Orongo 72-79
The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 7-point deficit before their 30-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. Daniel Eliasson (189-92) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Joakim Holmback (174-94) supported him with 23 points. Four Orongo Dragons players scored in double figures. Orongo Dragons' coach Adam Alexander allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 29 points and 4 assists by Nathan Dawit (189-94) did not help to save the game for Fryshuset. point guard Mehmet Dilek (186-94) added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Orongo: D.Eliasson 24+10reb+1ast, J.Holmback 23+3reb+3ast, W.Gutenius 15+6reb+1ast, P.Lennartsson 10+5reb+1ast, P.Ejenstam 4+2reb, A.Hakizimana 3+1reb
Fryshuset: N.Dawit 29+4reb+4ast, M.Dilek 15+8reb+7ast, M.Halabi 11+2reb+4ast, J.Kulin 9+4reb+1ast, C.Kipa 4+1reb+2ast, G.Adersteg 2+2reb+5ast
gschID: 195520


LF Future - Blackeberg 66-57
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KFUM Blackebergs won third quarter 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. LF Future brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Guard Adam Ronnqvist (181-90) notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Emanuel Lindback (198-91) supported him with 7 points and 12 rebounds. Even 21 points and 7 rebounds by center Nicklas Bergstrom (205-78) did not help to save the game for KFUM Blackebergs. Forward Mikael Walden (198-86) added 9 points and 10 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
LF Future: A.Ronnqvist 21+7reb, J.Larsson 13+1reb+4ast, T.Kearney 9+8reb+4ast, E.Lindback 7+12reb+3ast, J.Aasa 6, E.Edin 3+5reb+2ast
Blackeberg: N.Bergstrom 21+7reb, M.Walden 9+10reb+3ast, S.Vafors 8+3reb, T.Schuberg 4+1reb+2ast, C.Carayol 4+5reb+1ast, M.Soderstrom 3
gschID: 195515


Solna Branten - Umea 55-65
The game without a history. Umea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 23 Solna Branten turnovers. Guard Johan Pierre (187-89, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists. Forward Egal Saleman (199-88) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Niklas Larsson (200-94) replied with 11 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Patrik Horman (186-94) added 9 points in the effort for Solna Branten. Solna Branten's coach Christer Sjogren rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Umea: J.Pierre 17+3reb+4ast, E.Saleman 15+6reb+1ast, P.Bergmark 12+6reb, F.Bjornsson 8+1reb, J.Kersys 6+2reb+1ast, A.Frank 4+4reb+3ast
Solna Branten: N.Larsson 11+6reb+1ast, J.Kebede 10+3reb, H.Jadersten 9+5reb+1ast, P.Horman 9+4reb+2ast, J.Gunnarsson 5+3reb+2ast, D.Johansson 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 195516


Round 7
Taby - Orongo 100-65
The game without a history. Taby Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Taby Basket forced 21 Orongo Dragons turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Swingman Johan Westerlund (191-84) notched a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists to lead the effort and guard Yasin Merzoug (183-79) supported him with 24 points. Five Taby Basket players scored in double figures. Even 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by guard Joakim Holmback (174-94) did not help to save the game for Orongo Dragons. Center Pontus Lennartsson (196-93) added 10 points and 5 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
Taby: Y.Merzoug 24+1reb+3ast, J.Westerlund 20+10reb+14ast, F.Nordin 16+6reb, E.Andersson 13+7reb+2ast, J.Lundin 11+1reb+2ast, C.Arnold 5+3reb+2ast
Orongo: J.Holmback 12+5reb+4ast, P.Lennartsson 10+5reb, W.Gutenius 10+2reb+2ast, D.Eliasson 9+3reb+3ast, O.Granat 8+1ast, P.Ejenstam 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 198166


Group South
Helsingborg - Brahe Basket 54-72
The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Matthew Cavalieri (198-89, college: Springfield) scored 26 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Nigerian forward Kevin Ukhagbe (200-85, college: Bethany, KS) chipped in 12 points and 18 rebounds during the contest. Cavalieri is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Niklas Sellin (197-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Martin Fastberg (189-91) scored 7 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists.
Top scorers:
Brahe Basket: M.Cavalieri 26+6reb+1ast, K.Ukhagbe 12+18reb+3ast, H.Robinson 10+3reb+1ast, T.Yulman 9+5reb+1ast, P.Mukoko 7+1reb+2ast, G.Lindsten 4+1ast
Helsingborg: N.Sellin 14+16reb, F.Sjostrom 14+5reb+1ast, D.Gustafsson 7+5reb, M.Fastberg 7+5reb+8ast, B.Andersson 4+1reb, A.Persson 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195650


Hogsbo - Talje 64-45
This time Hogsbo used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Talje 64-45. The game was mostly controlled by Hogsbo. Talje Knights was better in third quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Talje Knights to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Hogsbo forced 19 Talje Knights turnovers. Forward Markus Lenngren (196-83) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Anton Brandt (-92) supported him with 6 points and 9 rebounds. Even 6 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by guard Mario Blazevic (179-93) did not help to save the game for Talje Knights. Adam Ramstedt (203-95) added 11 points and 4 steals for the guests.
Top scorers:
Hogsbo: M.Lenngren 24+12reb+2ast, J.Peleg 9+4reb, R.Isaksson 9+4reb+1ast, J.Alberto Garcia 8+4reb+1ast, A.Brandt 6+9reb+3ast, M.Johansson 6+3reb+1ast
Talje: S.Drammeh 12+4reb, A.Ramstedt 11+4reb+1ast, M.Blazevic 6+5reb+6ast, A.Larsson 6+5reb, W.Asplund 4+5reb, L.Swanstrom 2+8reb+1ast
gschID: 195651


Sanda - Boras II 63-80
The game was mostly controlled by Boras II. Sanda Basket was better in third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boras II dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Sanda Basket's 20. Boras II forced 23 Sanda Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 45-29 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Adam Andersson (188-91) notched 22 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and Hajzer Ismaili (200-94) supported him with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Boras II's coach Magnus Jason used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by guard Alexander Russom (191-95) did not help to save the game for Sanda Basket. Albin Hall Eriksson (-96) added 13 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Boras II: A.Andersson 22+1reb+6ast, H.Ismaili 11+8reb+1ast, J.Ganstrand 10+5reb+2ast, R.Maraker 8+5reb, R.Alm 6+1reb+1ast, F.Elisson 6+7reb
Sanda: A.Russom 21+5reb+4ast, A.Hall Eriksson 13+8reb, D.Akerberg 9+7reb, M.Werner 7+1reb+2ast, R.Frisegard 4+4reb+1ast, A.Rudensten 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 195647


Jarfalla - Eskilstuna 63-74
The game was mostly controlled by Eskilstuna. Jarfalla was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Eskilstuna forced 23 Jarfalla turnovers and outrebounded them 40-25 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Spanish forward Lluis Jacas (198-90) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the effort and forward Emmanuel Kabissikela (191-85) supported him with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Eskilstuna players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by forward Joacim Edlund (195-93) did not help to save the game for Jarfalla. Forward Babacar Ndione (200-77) added 9 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Jarfalla's coach Bjorn Hjalmarsson tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Eskilstuna: L.Jacas 18+11reb+2ast, R.Norstrom 15+3reb, E.Kabissikela 11+10reb+3ast, O.Ogren 10+2reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez Lopez 10+3reb+6ast, P.Oksman 8+2reb+4ast
Jarfalla: J.Edlund 15+5reb+1ast, B.Yigzaw 12+3reb, B.Ndione 9+5reb+3ast, E.Gerges 6+2reb+2ast, L.Halling 6+5reb+1ast, M.Catrinin 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 195648


Eos - Malbas 82-76
Malbas were ahead by 10 points at the halftime before a 49-33 second half run of IK Eos. They also forced 22 Malbas turnovers and outrebounded them 47-35 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. IK Eos players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Malbas' players. Guard Gustav Nystrom (189-89, college: Hope) notched 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and center David Hult (204-89) supported him with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Four IK Eos players scored in double figures. Even 18 points by American point guard Dwight Bankhead (181-83) did not help to save the game for Malbas. Kosovan power forward Korab Ferizi (201-85) added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
Eos: G.Nystrom 21+5reb+8ast, D.Hult 20+7reb+1ast, A.Karovic 12+5reb+1ast, N.Gjorup 11+7reb+7ast, K.Adanovur 6+11reb+2ast, A.Buza 4+1ast
Malbas: D.Bankhead 18+2reb+3ast, H.Erhardt 13+2reb, K.Ferizi 11+10reb, A.Ben Hamida 10+3reb, C.Almstrand 9+8reb+2ast, K.Gafor 9+4reb+1ast



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  TUNISIA   

Standings - D1

Division Standings
Group A
 1. C Africain 3-0 
 2. CA Bizerte 3-0 
 3. ES Sahel 2-1 
 4. AS Hammamet 1-1 
 5. CSHL 0-2 
 6. US Monastir 0-2 
 7. ESG 0-3 
Group B
 1. Stade Nabeulien 3-0 
 2. ES Rades 2-0 
 3. Ezzahra 1-1 
 4. JS Manazeh 1-1 
 5. JS Kairouan 1-2 
 6. SSK 1-2 
 7. CS Cheminots 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Sep. 29: C Africain - US Monastir 75-61
Sep. 29: ESG - ES Sahel 70-83
Sep. 29: AS Hammamet - CA Bizerte 62-79

B

Sep. 29: SSK - Ezzahra 81-87
Sep. 29: JS Manazeh - JS Kairouan 62-56
Sep. 29: CS Cheminots - Stade Nabeulien 46-73

Regular Season: Round 4

A

Oct. 6: CA Bizerte - C Africain
Oct. 6: CSHL - ESG
Oct. 6: US Monastir - AS Hammamet

B

Oct. 6: JS Kairouan - SSK
Oct. 6: ES Rades - CS Cheminots
Oct. 6: Ezzahra - JS Manazeh


The start of the Tunisia Basketball League 2012/2013 - by Eurobasket News

Four teams keep the perfect record after three round of the Tunisia Basketball League 2012/2013. C.A.Bizerte and C.Africain dominated Group A with 3-0 records each, while Stade Nabeulien has 3-0 record in Group B. E.S.Rades is with 2-0 record on the second place.
Last night Stade Nabeulien overcame CS Cheminots 73:46 and C.Africain beat U.S.Mounastir 75:61. C.A.Bizerte edged AS Hammamet 79:62 and Ezzahra.S overcame SSK Kasserine 87:81.



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  TURKEY   


28th Turkish President's Cup Winner: Besiktas - by Baha Kurtulus

League, Turkish Cup and Eurochallenge Cup holder Besiktas Istanbul won the fourth title of the Turkish season by beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 77-75 for the President's Cup at Istanbul Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall.
Tutku Acik (194-G-80) lead Besiktas Istanbul with 14 points, Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) had 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) added 10 points and 3 rebounds. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) hellped them with 11 points and 5 rebounds.
Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) scored 16 points, Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) had 11 points and boarded 6 rebounds. Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) netted 10 points in defeat.








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Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrate victory in Paris tournament - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Galatasaray 69:63

Maccabi Tel-Aviv succeeded at the pre-season tournament in Paris. They overcame Galatasaray in the Final. Niklas Caner-Medley (202-F-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Maryland) came up with 14 points to lead the winners. He was trumped the MVP of the tournament.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Maccabi surged ahead in the second quarter. They initiated a 23:13 run to post a 38:28 halftime advantage. Galatasaray stopped the rot in the third frame. The Turkish team cut the deficit at 8-point mark with one quarter remaining. Galatasaray stayed competitive till the final buzzer but could not avoid the loss at the end. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) recorded 12 points, while Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) and Shawn James (208-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) added 11 points each for the Israeli team. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) answered with 16 points for Galatasaray. Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) posted 14 points in the loss.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Niklas Caner-Medley 14, Giorgi Shermadini 12, Guy Pnini 11, Shawn James 11
Galatasaray: David Hawkins 16, Milan Macvan 14



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  UKRAINE   

Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. BC Donetsk 1-0 
 2. Budivelnyk 1-0 
 3. DniproAzot 1-0 
 4. Ferro-ZNTU 1-0 
 5. Hoverla 1-0 
 6. Khimik 1-0 
 7. Cherkasy 1-1 
 8. Azovmash 1-1 
 9. Kryvbasbasket 1-1 
 10. Mykolaiv 0-0 
 11. BC Kyiv 0-1 
 12. Halychyna 0-1 
 13. BC Odessa 0-2 
 14. Dnipro 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 30: Kryvbasbasket - Dnipro 91-66
Sep. 30: BC Donetsk - BC Odessa 82-59
Sep. 30: Azovmash - Khimik 66-74
Sep. 30: DniproAzot - Cherkasy 64-56

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 2: Azovmash - Mykolaiv
Oct. 2: BC Donetsk - Khimik


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Derrick LOW
  Dnipro
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Low, Dnipro20.5 
 2. Thomas, Cherkasy19.5 
 3. Florence, Kryvbasb.18.0 
 4. Malchevskiy, Kryvb.17.5 
 5. Korniyenko, Dnipro17.0 
 6. Pecherov, Azovmash15.5 
 7. Gordic, Azovmash14.0 
 8. Misyats, Dnipro12.0 
 9. Dragicevic, Azovm.11.5 
 10. Love, BC Odessa11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  Azovm.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Dragicevic, Azovm.9.0 
 2. Korniyenko, Dnipro8.5 
 3. Thomas, Cherkasy6.5 
 4. Krstanovic, Kryvba.6.5 
 5. Ljubicic, Cherkasy6.0 
 6. Caldwell, Kryvbasb.5.5 
 7. Kalnichenko, BC Od.5.0 
 8. Agafonov, BC Odes.4.5 
 9. Sokur, Cherkasy4.5 
 10. Balashov, BC Ode.4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nemanja GORDIC
  Azovmash
  (193-PG-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gordic, Azovmash6.0 
 2. Low, Dnipro5.5 
 3. Greer, Azovmash5.0 
 4. Florence, Kryvbasb.5.0 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy3.5 
 6. Vilkhovetsky., Dni.3.5 
 7. Laroche, BC Odessa3.0 
 8. Mishula, Dnipro3.0 
 9. Love, BC Odessa2.5 
 10. Balashov, BC Ode.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Denis IKOVLEV
  Cherkasy
  (201-SF-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ikovlev, Cherkasy3.0 
 2. Misyats, Dnipro2.5 
 3. Krstanovic, Kryvba.2.5 
 4. Koljevic, Cherkasy2.0 
 5. Frazier, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 6. Pecherov, Azovmash1.5 
 7. Zabirchenko, Azovm.1.5 
 8. Balashov, BC Odes.1.5 
 9. Florence, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 10. Kolchenko, Azovm.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Stanislav BALASHOV
  BC Odessa
  (210-C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Balashov, BC Odes.2.5 
 2. Konev, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 3. Hunter, Cherkasy1.5 
 4. Sokur, Cherkasy1.0 
 5. Zaytsev, Azovmash1.0 
 6. Glazyrin, Dnipro1.0 
 7. Agafonov, BC Odes.1.0 
 8. Thomas, Cherkasy1.0 
 9. Krstanovic, Kryvba.1.0 
 10. Kolchenko, Azovm.1.0 


Budivelnyk triumphs at Belov and Kondrashin Cup - by Eurobasket News

Spartak St Petersburg-Budivelnyk 75:76

Budivelnyk triumphs at Belov and Kondrashin Cup. The Ukrainian team stole the trophy from the home side to grab 76:75 win. Spartak St Petersburg led three points with 20 seconds to go, but lost the game by 1 point.
Both teams scored 14 points each in the first period and then the hosts needed 22-21 in the second frame to take 1-point at the halftime. The Ukrainian team replied with 23-15 in the third quarter but trailed in the majority of the last stanza. Trailing 72:75, Sergiy Gorbenko (202-F-85) made two free throws and Anisimov brought the final victory.
Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89, college: Virginia Tech) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Sergiy Gorbenko and Anisimov following him with 13 points each. Mavrokefalidis Loukas scored 21 points and made 8 rebounds for Spartak, while Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) had 12 points and 7 assists. Josh Carter (201-F/G-88, college: Texas A&M) followed them with 12 points in a loss.
Ventspils beat Kalev in the game for the third place in St Petersburg. The Latvian side won 92:89 at the Belov and Kondrashin Cup.



Superleague Round 2: BC Donetsk open win count - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Superleague.

BC Donetsk smashed BC Odessa at home 82-59. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. BC Odessa managed to win third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by BC Odessa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Moldovan guard Andrii Kalnichenko (200-86) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Odessa will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. BC Donetsk will try to continue on its current victory against Khimik in Yuzhny.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Azovmash (1-1) in Mariupol. Hosts were defeated by Khimik (1-0) 74-66. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 assists. Suad Sehovic contributed with 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Azovmash. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Khimik will play against BC Donetsk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Azovmash will play against Mykolaiv to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a road loss of Cherkasy (1-1) against DniproAzot (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Cherkasy was defeated by DniproAzot in a tough game in Dniprodzerzhynsk 56-64. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Sam Muldrow scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners. DniproAzot's coach Vasilis Fragias used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Charles Thomas responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Krivoy Rog. Local Kryvbasbasket (1-1) outscored Dnipro (0-2) 91-66. Pierce Caldwell notched 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.


Azovmash - Khimik 66-74

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Azovmash (1-1) in Mariupol. Hosts were defeated by Khimik (1-0) 74-66. Azovmash was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Khimik, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Azovmash 45-30 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Khimik brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 assists. Montenegrin-Bosnian swingman Suad Sehovic (196-87) contributed with 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Azovmash. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Khimik will play against BC Donetsk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Azovmash will play against Mykolaiv to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Khimik: W.Deane 19+3reb+7ast, S.Lesic 13+7reb+2ast, S.Sehovic 9+10reb+3ast, D.Joseph 9+3reb+1ast, S.Zavadsky 8+5reb, V.Kovalenko 4+4reb
Azovmash: O.Pecherov 17+6reb, N.Gordic 14+3reb+6ast, T.Dragicevic 11+9reb, I.Paunic 7+1ast, M.Raduljica 6+4reb+1ast, O.Kolchenko 4
gschID: 196908


Kryvbasbasket - Dnipro 91-66

The game with biggest result difference took place in Krivoy Rog. Local Kryvbasbasket (1-1) outscored Dnipro (0-2) 91-66. The game was mostly controlled by Kryvbasbasket. Dnipro was better in second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Dnipro 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. 31 personal fouls committed by Dnipro helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Pierce Caldwell (191-88, college: Incarnate Word, agency: Alti Sport) notched 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Caldwell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Kryvbasbasket players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by international power forward Maxym Korniyenko (204-87) did not help to save the game for Dnipro. Olexandr Misyats (200-92) added 11 points for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kryvbasbasket: P.Caldwell 16+6reb+2ast, J.Florence 15+4reb+5ast, V.Malchevskiy 15+3reb+1ast, W.Frazier 14+3reb+1ast, Z.Krstanovic 7+9reb+1ast, D.Korablev 6+1reb
Dnipro: M.Korniyenko 16+5reb, O.Misyats 11+2reb+1ast, K.Glazyrin 11+1ast, D.Low 8+3reb+3ast, S.Tymofeyenko 8+2reb, A.Kobets 3
gschID: 196909


DniproAzot - Cherkasy 64-56

Very important is a road loss of Cherkasy (1-1) against DniproAzot (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Cherkasy was defeated by DniproAzot in a tough game in Dniprodzerzhynsk 56-64. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 64-56. American forward Sam Muldrow (205-88, college: S.Carolina) scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Ronald Davis (190-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Four DniproAzot players scored in double figures. DniproAzot's coach Vasilis Fragias used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Ljubicic (195-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
DniproAzot: S.Muldrow 17+7reb+1ast, R.Davis 15+3reb+3ast, M.Balashov 10+4reb+2ast, D.Zimmerman 10+4reb+6ast, E.Devendorf 6+1reb+3ast, A.Wiggins 2+5reb+1ast
Cherkasy: C.Thomas 23+6reb+3ast, M.Ljubicic 10+6reb+1ast, D.Ikovlev 7+3reb+2ast, V.Hunter 7+4reb, A.Nerush 4+1ast, S.Sokur 4+5reb
gschID: 196910


BC Donetsk - BC Odessa 82-59

The game had a very big importance for BC Donetsk as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BC Donetsk smashed BC Odessa at home 82-59. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. BC Odessa managed to win third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by BC Odessa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Moldovan guard Andrii Kalnichenko (200-86) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Justin Love (189-78, college: St.Louis) added 11 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Odessa will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. BC Donetsk will try to continue on its current victory against Khimik in Yuzhny.
Top scorers:
BC Donetsk: O.Lypovyy 15+5reb+3ast, D.Songaila 14+7reb+1ast, A.Malysh 11+1reb+1ast, R.Curry 9+2reb+3ast, V.Stojanovski 8+4reb+4ast, I.Radenovic 6+1reb+1ast
BC Odessa: A.Kalnichenko 13+6reb, J.Love 11+3reb+3ast, D.Hunt 10+4reb+1ast, A.Agafonov 9+3reb+2ast, D.Parvadov 7+3reb, S.Balashov 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 196907



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  UNITED KINGDOM   

Standings - BBL

BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 3-0 
 2. Leicester R. 2-0 
 3. Surrey Heat 2-0 
 4. Manchester G. 2-1 
 5. Plymouth R. 1-0 
 6. Glasgow Rocks 1-1 
 7. Durham W. 1-1 
 8. Worcester W. 1-2 
 9. Cheshire Jets 0-1 
 10. Mersey Tigers 0-1 
 11. London Lions 0-3 
 12. Sheffield S. 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 28: Manchester G. - Sheffield S. 99-87
Sep. 29: Worcester W. - Manchester G. 92-80
Sep. 28: Newcastle E. - Worcester W. 81-73
Sep. 29: Leicester R. - Cheshire Jets 80-72
Sep. 30: Sheffield S. - Surrey Heat 69-81
Sep. 30: Plymouth R. - London Lions 108-86

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 5: E.London R. - Durham W.
Oct. 5: Manchester G. - Newcastle E.
Oct. 5: Mersey Tigers - Plymouth R.
Oct. 5: London Lions - Surrey Heat
Oct. 5: Sheffield S. - Leicester R.


BBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 James JONES
  Manchest.
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Jones, Manchest.28.0 
 2. Baldarelli, Durham21.5 
 3. Owumi, Worceste.20.0 
 4. Chapman, Newcastl.20.0 
 5. Defoe, Newcastl.18.0 
 6. Murray, Glasgow18.0 
 7. Elderkin, Durham W.17.5 
 8. Jackman, London L.17.5 
 9. James, London L.17.0 
 10. Watts, Manchest.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley OCITTI
  Worceste.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ocitti, Worceste.10.0 
 2. Defoe, Newcastl.9.5 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.9.5 
 4. Maddox, Newcastl.9.0 
 5. Aliu, Manchest.8.5 
 6. James, London L.8.5 
 7. Murray, Glasgow8.5 
 8. Watts, Manchest.8.0 
 9. Williams, Manchest.8.0 
 10. Flournoy, Newcast.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joe CHAPMAN
  Newcastl.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Chapman, Newcastl.6.0 
 2. Jones, Manchest.4.5 
 3. Huffman, Newcastl.4.5 
 4. Elderkin, Durham W.4.0 
 5. Owumi, Worceste.4.0 
 6. Bailey, Manchest.4.0 
 7. Bucci, Durham W.4.0 
 8. Aliu, Manchest.3.5 
 9. Watts, Manchest.3.5 
 10. Smith, Newcastl.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan GILL
  Manchester G.
  (173-PG-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gill, Manchester G.3.0 
 2. Flournoy, Newcastl.2.5 
 3. Chapman, Newcastl.2.5 
 4. Jones, Manchest.2.0 
 5. Elderkin, Durham W.2.0 
 6. Lawson, London L.2.0 
 7. Owumi, Worceste.1.5 
 8. Guinane, Durham W.1.5 
 9. Jackman, London L.1.5 
 10. Martin, London L.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 David WATTS
  Manchest.
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Watts, Manchest.2.0 
 2. Sturt, London Lio.2.0 
 3. McNally, Glasgow2.0 
 4. Davis, Glasgow1.5 
 5. Maddox, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Smith, Newcastl.1.0 
 7. Martin, London L.1.0 
 8. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.0 
 9. Elderkin, Durham W.0.5 
 10. Masiulis, Worcest.0.5 


BBL Round Up Sun 30 Sep - by Paul Nilsen

At the end of the second weekend of action, Sunday saw victories for the Surrey Heat and UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders over the One Health Sharks Sheffield and London Lions respectively.

At the EIS, Sheffield, a strong third quarter performance from the visiting Heat helped the visitors pick up a 69-81 victory over the Sharks.

With the scores all tied up at 43-43 early in the third quarter, the Heat exploded out of the blocks and blitzed into a 18-0 tear to take the score out to 43-61 with three minutes left in the period.

The Sharks tried valiantly to get themselves back into the contest but were unable to do so as the Heat ran out comfortable winners.

In the other game, the Raiders got their season off to a winning start in emphatic fashion as they picked up a convincing 108-86 victory over the Lions at the Plymouth Pavilions.

A 40 point haul from Jeremy Bell (184-PG-82, college: Williams Baptist) was the stand-out performance of the contest which saw the home side lead from tip-to-buzzer and help them start their campaign with a victory to move themselves into fifth position in the table.



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Results for the Uruguayan League 4th round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League 4th round
Bigua 80 - Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 27 points 11 rebounds 2 blocks, Anthony Johnson (203-F-88, college: Fairfield) 22 points 11 rebounds 2 blocks
Tabare 74 - Edward Cage (203-F-78, college: Bradley) 20 points 6 rebounds 4 blocks, Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 17 points 9 rebounds 3 blocks
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Bohemios 90 - John Huggins (188-G-82, college: Amer.Internat.) 27 points 5 rebounds, Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) 18 points 9 rebounds 2 blocks, Jenard Harrison (203-F-84, college: Amer.Internat.) 8 points 3 rebounds
Cordon 80 - Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, college: Gardner-Webb) 23 points 7 rebounds 4 assists,
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Union Atletica 83 - Jon Rogers (204-C-84, college: Valdosta St.) 22 points 10 rebounds, Ryan Blankson (201-C-80, college: Loyola, IL) 18 points 9 rebounds, Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) 4 points 4 rebounds
Olimpia 59 - Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) 20 points 7 rebounds, Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) 8 points 5 rebounds
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Sayago 72 - Demian Alvarez (192-F-84) 30 points 9 rebounds 5 assists, Terence Shellman (198-F-78) 9 points 14 rebounds, 4 assists, Stanley Jones (208-C-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion) 5 points 10 rebounds 2 blocks
Larre Borges 60 - Gerald January (201-C-88, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Montevallo) 18 points 3 rebounds 3 assists





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Standings - LNB

LNB Standings
Central-East
 1. Guacharos 11-3 
 2. Tiburones 9-3 
 3. Estudiantes 7-7 
 4. Rojos de Sucre 4-7 
 5. Atleticos UCV 2-12 
Central-West
 1. Cent.Apure 10-4 
 2. Bravos 9-5 
 3. Aduaneros 8-6 
 4. Generales 5-8 
 5. Lanc.Cojedes 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 8

Sep. 28: Tiburones - Atleticos UCV 94-78
Sep. 29: Generales - Aduaneros 91-90
Sep. 29: Guacharos - Rojos de Sucre 91-85
Sep. 28: Estudiantes - Cent.Apure 83-75
Sep. 28: Generales - Aduaneros 80-89
Sep. 28: Bravos - Lanc.Cojedes 77-86
Sep. 29: Tiburones - Atleticos UCV 77-65
Sep. 29: Estudiantes - Cent.Apure 70-81
Sep. 29: Bravos - Lanc.Cojedes 107-73
Sep. 28: Guacharos - Rojos de Sucre 100-78

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 2: Aduaneros - Cent.Apure
Oct. 2: Lanc.Cojedes - Generales
Oct. 2: Rojos de Sucre - Estudiantes
Oct. 2: Atleticos UCV - Guacharos
Oct. 2: Tiburones - Bravos
Oct. 3: Aduaneros - Cent.Apure
Oct. 3: Lanc.Cojedes - Generales
Oct. 3: Rojos de Sucre - Estudiantes
Oct. 3: Atleticos UCV - Guacharos
Oct. 3: Tiburones - Bravos




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Women News


Partizan's Jovanovic hits game-winning 3-pointer to beat Vozdovac - by Zeljko Zule

Nevena Jovanovic (179-G-90) hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as Partizan Galenik defeated city rival Vozdovac, 71-68, in the only Sunday's game of Round 2. The game Mladi Krajisnik-Novi Zagreb has been postponed.
Partizan led by 39-30 at the break, but Vozdovac scored dozen straight points to take a lead 54-48 late in the third quarter. They still were ahead by 67-59 with 3:30 remaining into the game. Partizan tied at 68 with 1:29 left and Nevena Jovanovic made her third 3-pointer of the game to lift defending champion past Vozdovac.
Jovanovic finished with 15 points, Tamara Radocaj had 16 points and 5 assists before she fouled out,Marina Mandic scored 12 points, Dajana Butulija added 10 and Kristina Baltic grabbed 11 rebounds. Vozdovac was led by Aleksandra Katic with game-high 17 points, Natasa Kovacevic collected 14 points and 7 rebounds, Ana Radovic posted 12 points and Irena Vrancic scored 11 points.



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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. China2-0
2. Japan2-0
3. S.Korea1-1
4. Thailand1-1
5. Malaysia0-2
6. Taiwan0-2
Group B
1. India3-0
2. Hong Kong2-1
3. Singapore1-1
4. Sri Lanka1-1
5. Uzbekistan.0-2
6. Kazakhstan.0-2

Preliminary Round: Round 3

A

Oct. 1: TAI - THA
Oct. 1: KOR - MAS
Oct. 1: JPN - CHN

B

Oct. 1: IND - HKG 76-67
Oct. 1: SIN - SRI
Oct. 1: KAZ - UZB


Day 2 in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News

Level I
Japan - Taiwan 85-77
Japan celebrated the second consecutive win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Taiwan in a highly contested clash to stay unbeaten. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) stepped up with 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge. Japan ensured a 23:18 lead after ten minutes. But Taiwan adjusted their defence and pulled ahead in the second frame. They established a 35:32 halftime lead. Japan increased the tempo in the third term and it paid off. They accounted for 27 points in the quarter and ensured a one-point lead at the start of the fourth period. Japan outgunned Taiwan 26:19 in the final period to seal the winning outcome at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) notched 20 points, while Kanako Masuoka finished with 14 points in the win. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) responded with 17 points for Taiwan. Lin Yu-Ting had 19 points in the loss.

Thailand - South Korea 64-72
South Korea U18 won over Thailand U18 in Day 2 of the U18 Asia Championship. The team tied both records at 1-1 after 72:64 in Group A. Thailand started with 22-18 in the first period and looked better in the first half of the game. They led however 1 point at the halftime as South Korea responded with 14-11 in the second frame. Moreover Thailand added 16-12 surge for 5-point advantage after three quarters. South Korea needed a strong finish with 28-12 in the last quarter to win the game. Choi Eunsil (183-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) netted 16. Shin Jihyun posted 14 and You Seunghee delivered 13. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) and Panparin Iam-U-Tama (162-G-95) finished the game with 14 points in defeat. Kitraska Warunee added 12, while Daenkaewmoon Sirirak scored 9.

Malaysia - China 20-78
China registered the second straight win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They fired past hosting Malaysia for 2-0 record on top of Level I pool. Zhang Liting (199-C-94) delivered 16 points to lead the winners. The hosts in the meantime suffered the second loss in a row at the tournament. China held their opponents to 4 points in the opening quarter to build an 11-point lead. Malaysia managed just three points in the second frame as China cleared off to a 37:7 distance. China continued their dominance in the second half. They established an insurmountable 58:13 lead heading into the final stanza and never looked back. Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) finished with 12 points, while Zhang WangLai posted 9 points for the winners. Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 8 points for Malaysia. Phey Chi Low and Yu Xin Yap had 3 points each in the loss.

Level II
Sri Lanka - Hong Kong 25-83
Hong Kong smashed Sri Lanka in Malaysia in Day 2 of the U18 Asia Championship. Hong Kong improved to 2-0 record in Group B after an easy 83:25 victory. Hong Kong immediately took the lead, but trailed 0:3 in the opening tip. Later on they needed a 14-0 run to take a massive lead. The first quarter showed 30:7 on the board, while Hong Kong allowed the opponents to score another 7 points in the second frame. Hong Kong nailed 28 points for 58:14 at the halftime. The teams slowed down a bit in the second half, while Hong Kong enjoyed two defensive victories. They won the third period 14-6 and added 11-5 in the last stanza. Li Tsz Kwan (169-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Wong Man Sze (170-G-95) netted 14. Wong Ka Yee posted 13, while Seung Hui Ying added 10. Pooja Marasinghege (169-C-94) delivered 7 points in the losing effort and Ravindran Anne had 6.

India - Kazakhstan 82-65
India recorded the second victory at the start of U18 Asia Championship in Malaysia. They overcame Kazakhstan to stay on top of Level II group. Sharanjeet Kaur (165-F-96) stepped up with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Kazakhstan slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. India eked out a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout intense second quarter. India ensured a 40:35 halftime lead. They managed to stretch the gap in the third quarter. India pulled in front for a 9-point advantage with one period remaining. India dropped 23 points in the fourth stanza and secured a comfortable win at the end. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Anjana Geetha added 13 points in the victory. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) answered with 21 points for Kazakhstan. Anastassiya Ovechkina netted 15 points in the losing effort.



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Cayla Francis shines in France - by Eurobasket News

Australian center Cayla Francis (192-C-89) started the season in style. Last night she impressed with double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds for French Aix-en-Provence. Francis helped her team to beat Lyon 69-67 in very exciting game. It was the second round of the LFB. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-21. But Lyon won second period 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Aix-en-Provence won last quarter 16-15. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. In the opening round of the LFB Cayla Francis was close to double-double. She had 9 points and 10 rebounds. Aix-en-Provence lost that game to Nantes on the road 51-55.


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Standings - Women

Division I Standings
 1. Castors Braine 1-0 
 2. Kangoeroes-B. 1-0 
 3. Point Chaud 1-0 
 4. Spirou Monceau 1-0 
 5. Waregem 1-0 
 6. Willebroek 1-0 
 7. Belfius Namur 0-1 
 8. Blue Cats 0-1 
 9. Houthalen 0-1 
 10. Jeugd Gentson 0-1 
 11. Sint Katelijne 0-1 
 12. Tulikivi Deerlijk 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Kangoeroes-B. - Tulikivi Deerlijk 76-51
Sep. 29: Houthalen - Spirou Monceau 62-66
Sep. 29: Sint Katelijne - Waregem 61-63
Sep. 29: Point Chaud - Belfius Namur 57-34
Sep. 29: Blue Cats - Willebroek 55-69
Sep. 29: Jeugd Gentson - Castors Braine 39-65

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Waregem - Jeugd Gentson
Oct. 6: Belfius Namur - Houthalen
Oct. 6: Castors Braine - Blue Cats
Oct. 7: Spirou Monceau - Sint Katelijne
Oct. 7: Willebroek - Kangoeroes-B.
Oct. 7: Tulikivi Deerlijk - Point Chaud


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sara LEEMANS
  Sint K.
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Leemans, Sint K.21.0 
 2. Rosseel, Kangoero.20.0 
 3. Dennett, Waregem20.0 
 4. Vanloo, Waregem19.0 
 5. Ballau, Spirou M.18.0 
 6. Blommaers, Houth.18.0 
 7. Boonen, Kangoero.18.0 
 8. Copeland, Castor.17.0 
 9. Bekkering, Kangoe.17.0 
 10. Lucet, Castors17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stefka MITEVA
  Blue Cats
  (190-C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. Miteva, Blue Cats14.0 
 2. Dennett, Waregem14.0 
 3. Copeland, Castor.14.0 
 4. Grzesinski, Point12.0 
 5. Westelynck, Spirou12.0 
 6. Schmitz, Jeugd G.12.0 
 7. Davis, Point Chaud12.0 
 8. Carpreaux, Houth.11.0 
 9. Wojta, Belfius11.0 
 10. Michiels, Spirou11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Krystel BALLAU
  Spirou M.
  (168-PG-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ballau, Spirou M.5.0 
 2. Crelot, Willebroek5.0 
 3. Versavel, Blue Cats4.0 
 4. Ben Abdelkad., Sin.4.0 
 5. Van Driel, Kangoe.4.0 
 6. Boonen, Kangoero.4.0 
 7. Rosseel, Kangoero.3.0 
 8. Goyvaerts, Sint K.3.0 
 9. Schyvens, Kangoer.3.0 
 10. Foucart, Tuliki.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kirby COPELAND
  Castor.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Copeland, Castor.7.0 
 2. Carpreaux, Houth.6.0 
 3. Rosseel, Kangoero.5.0 
 4. Crelot, Willebroek4.0 
 5. Blommaers, Houth.3.0 
 6. Van De Bruae., Tul.3.0 
 7. Beaurang, Willebro.3.0 
 8. Vanloo, Waregem3.0 
 9. Allemand, Point Ch.3.0 
 10. Versavel, Blue Ca.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurence VAN MALDEREN
  Belfiu.
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Van Malderen, Belf.3.0 
 2. Miteva, Blue Cats2.0 
 3. Westelynck, Spirou2.0 
 4. Boonen, Kangoero.2.0 
 5. Davis, Point Chaud2.0 
 6. Devliegher, Blue C.1.0 
 7. Linskens, Sint K.1.0 
 8. Ballau, Spirou M.1.0 
 9. Lucet, Castors1.0 
 10. Decroos, Kangoero.1.0 


Division I: Round One review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Division I just started. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the first round.

Sint Katelijne - Waregem 61-63
American forward Melissa Dennett (188-83, college: Colorado St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Julie Vanloo (171-93) chipped in 19 points. At the losing side point guard Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-95) responded with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman Sara Leemans (178-88) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Sint Kateline Waver's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Sint Katelijne: S.Leemans 21+7reb+1ast, H.Ben Abdelkader 16+9reb+4ast, A.Nauwelaers 5+1reb, I.Van der Vonder 5+4reb+2ast, D.Van Dessel 5+8reb+2ast, F.Mertens 3+2reb+1ast
Waregem: M.Dennett 20+14reb, J.Vanloo 19+3reb+2ast, E.De Stoop 8+6reb+1ast, D.Miliauskaite 6+6reb, I.Meylemans 5+5reb+2ast, L.Biebuyck 5
gschID: 182165


Point Chaud - Belfius Namur 57-34
Point Chaud held Belfius Namur to an opponent 18.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Point Chaud forced 19 Belfius Namur turnovers and had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Erica Davis (191-85, college: Yale, agency: LBM Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. International Emmanuella Mayombo (170-92, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 8 points for the winners. American swingman Julie Wojta (182-89, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: LBM Management) answered with 9 points and 11 rebounds and the former international center Laurence Van Malderen (190-81, agency: LBM Management) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Belfius Namur. Top scorers:
Belfius Namur: L.Van Malderen 10+9reb, J.Wojta 9+11reb, D.Sissoko 6+10reb, S.Deneil 3, R.De Roos 2+2reb, C.Lebrun 2+1reb
Point Chaud: J.Allemand 13+6reb, E.Davis 13+12reb, M.Grzesinski 12+12reb, N.Mossong 9+3reb, E.Mayombo 8+4reb+1ast, N.Doppee 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 182163


Blue Cats - Willebroek 55-69
Basket Groot forced 24 Blue Cats turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Blue Cats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Katrien Vercauteren (169-84) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. DR Congolese forward Celine Kazadi (178-86) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Basket Groot players scored in double figures. Bulgarian center Stefka Miteva (190-89) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and international Sien Devliegher (175-93) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Blue Cats: S.Miteva 13+14reb+2ast, S.Devliegher 13+6reb+1ast, M.Versavel 10+2reb+4ast, L.Breughe 7+2reb, M.Versaevel 6+1reb+1ast, E.Devliegher 4+3reb+1ast
Willebroek: K.Vercauteren 11+10reb+1ast, N.Crelot 11+5ast, I.Op De Beeck 10+4reb+2ast, C.Kazadi 10+7reb+1ast, E.Lauwers 8+2reb, K.Hendrickx 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 182164


Jeugd Gentson - Castors Braine 39-65
Castors Braine shot 26 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Jeugd Gentson only scored six points from the stripe. American guard Kirby Copeland (182-85, college: Virginia Tech, agency: LBM Management) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and New Caledonian forward Soana Lucet (186-87, college: Arizona) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds. Luxembourg forward Liz Schmitz (180-88) came up with 8 points and 12 rebounds and forward Lut De Meyer (180-92) added 7 points respectively for Jeugd Gentson in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Jeugd Gentson: L.Schmitz 8+12reb+1ast, L.De Meyer 7+3reb, J.Vermeire 6+2reb+1ast, L.Delvaux 5+1reb, L.Platteau 4+1reb, A.De Bondt 2+1reb
Castors Braine: S.Lucet 17+5reb+2ast, K.Copeland 17+14reb+1ast, M.Bestagno 11+9reb, E.Vermylen 7+2reb+2ast, K.Kurtozi 7+3reb+1ast, C.Ippersiel 4+4reb
gschID: 182160


Kangoeroes-B. - Tulikivi Deerlijk 76-51
Kangoeroes-B. forced 20 Tulikivi turnovers. It was a very good performance for the former international center Dana Boonen (195-79, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International forward Jasmina Rosseel (175-89, college: Drexel) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kangoeroes-B. players scored in double figures. Forward Kim Snauwaert (185-90, college: St.Francis, NY) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center Tamara Van Respaille (186-77) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tulikivi.
Top scorers:
Tulikivi Deerlijk: K.Snauwaert 15+5reb, T.Van Respaille 12+7reb, V.Boydens 9+2reb, E.Verbeest 6+3reb, L.Mestdagh 4+2reb, L.Foucart 2+4reb+2ast
Kangoeroes-B.: J.Rosseel 20+7reb+3ast, D.Boonen 18+11reb+4ast, J.Bekkering 17+7reb, V.Van Driel 10+3reb+4ast, S.Hendrickx 5+7reb+2ast, A.Schyvens 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 182161


Houthalen - Spirou Monceau 62-66
R.Spirou Monceau dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Houthalen's 24. They outrebounded Houthalen 43-31 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for point guard Krystel Ballau (168-84) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. French forward Chloe Westelynck (188-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four R.Spirou Monceau players scored in double figures. R.Spirou Monceau's coach Patrick Stainier used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international point guard Marjorie Carpreaux (165-87, agency: LBM Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Annelies Blommaers (176-83) added 18 points in the effort for Houthalen.
Top scorers:
Houthalen: A.Blommaers 18+3reb, M.Carpreaux 14+11reb, N.Smolders 13+3reb, L.Gielen 9+2reb, A.Zurings 8+3reb, A.Jorissen 0+3reb
Spirou Monceau: K.Ballau 18+6reb+5ast, C.Westelynck 15+12reb+1ast, L.Sy 10+8reb, V.Michiels 10+11reb, M.Hamaide 6+3reb, A.Mai 4+1reb+1ast



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  BOSNIA   


Mladi Krajisnik clinch second place at Gospic Cup - by Eurobasket News

Mladi Krajisnik have participated at the Gospic Cup in Croatia recently. They celebrated one win in two games played to claim the second overall position.
Mladi Krajisnik tipped off their campaign against Pleter. The Bosnian team dominated in the game and posted a well-deserved 85:63 victory. Martina Osterman (188-F-88) came up with 18 points to lead the charge. Marina Markovic (181-G/F-91) contributed 14 points in the winning effort. Katarina Mrcela (190-F/C-75) answered with 24 points for Pleter.
Mladi Krajisnik faced then Gospic in the Final. The hosts looked better from start to finish and registered a 67:44 victory at the end. Chevon Keith (178-G-86, college: W.Carolina) stepped up with 22 points for the winning side. Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) added 16 points for the hosts. Marina Markovic responded with 13 points for Mladi Krajisnik. Tamara Petkovic (170-G-89) accounted for 7 points in the loss.



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U18 Asia Championship: China cruise past Malaysia - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia U18 - China U18 20:78

China registered the second straight win at the start of U18 Asia Championship. They fired past hosting Malaysia for 2-0 record on top of Level I pool. Zhang Liting (199-C-94) delivered 16 points to lead the winners. The hosts in the meantime suffered the second loss in a row at the tournament.
China held their opponents to 4 points in the opening quarter to build an 11-point lead. Malaysia managed just three points in the second frame as China cleared off to a 37:7 distance. China continued their dominance in the second half. They established an insurmountable 58:13 lead heading into the final stanza and never looked back. Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) finished with 12 points, while Zhang WangLai (172-G-94) posted 9 points for the winners. Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 8 points for Malaysia. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) and Yu Xin Yap (171-F-95) had 3 points each in the loss.

Malaysia U18: Shi yeng Ng 8, Phey Chi Low 3, Yu Xin Yap 3
China U18: Zhang Liting 16, Yang Hengyu 12, Zhang WangLai 9



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Muggia edge Rockwool Pula to enter Vladimir Seselja Memorial Final - by Eurobasket News

Rockwool Pula - Interclub Muggia 56:58

Interclub Muggia will play in the Final of Vladimir Seselja Memorial in Pula. They overcame hosting Rockwool Pula to set up the clash versus Jolly JBS for the title. Annalisa Borroni (183-G-83) stepped up with 17 points to pace the winners.
Rockwool Pula strongly entered the game. They recorded a 19:8 lead after ten minutes. The hosts boosted the margin to 12 points at the interval 33:21. Rockwool Pula ensured a 45:37 lead heading into the fourth frame. But Interclub Muggia turned things upside down in the fourth quarter. They surged ahead and snatched a narrow win at the end. Ana Ljubenovic (182-F/C-88) accounted for 14 points, while Jessica Cergol (180-G-85) provided 13 points in the victory. Ivana Dukic (172-G-92) answered with 16 points for Rockwool Pula. Chelsea Pickering (175-G-89) had 12 points in the loss.

Rockwool Pula: Ivana Dukic 16, Chelsea Pickering 12
Interclub Muggia: Annalisa Borroni 17, Ana Ljubenovic 14, Jessica Cergol 13



Rockwool Pula signs rookie Chelsea Pickering - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Rockwool Pula (A1) inked 23-year old American guard Chelsea Pickering (175-89). Pickering just graduated from Idaho State University (NCAA). In 26 games last season she recorded 12.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.3apg. She helped them to win the regular season. The guard was named All-Big Sky Conference All-Tournament MVP.
Of course it will be Pickerings first season in professional basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Gospic win home tournament - by Eurobasket News

Gospic celebrated victory in the annual Gospic Cup. The hosts claimed two wins in as many games to climb on top of the ladder. Gospic opened the preceding with a 97:52 win over Studenac. Patricia Bura (185-C-96) and Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) came up with 12 points each to pace the winners. Gospic dominated from start to finish in this one. Martina Bozikov (190-PF-84) added 13 points, while Chevon Keith (178-G-86, college: W.Carolina) and Emanuela Salopek (178-SG-87) had 11 points each in the victory. Karla Kalajzic (173-G-93) answered with 18 points for Studenac. Ivana Podrug (197-C-84, college: Fairfield) netted 10 points in the loss.
Gospic took on Bosnian Mladi Krajisnik in the Final. The Croatian team spurred ahead in the first half and protected the lead well enough to celebrate 67:44 victory. Chevon Keith stepped up with 22 points to lead the effort. Monika Bosilj contributed 13 points, while Martina Dover (177-G-86) netted 13 points in the victory. Jovana Markovic (97) replied with 13 points for the Bosnian side.



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Standings - ZBL (W)

ZBL Standings
 1. IMOS Brno 2-0 
 2. Trutnov 2-0 
 3. USK Praha 2-0 
 4. Valosun Brno 2-0 
 5. Hradec Kralove 1-1 
 6. Lokomotiva 1-1 
 7. Slovanka MB 1-1 
 8. VS Praha 1-1 
 9. DSK Karlin 0-2 
 10. Pardubice 0-2 
 11. Strakonice 0-2 
 12. VSE Praha 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: IMOS Brno - Pardubice 96-38
Sep. 30: DSK Karlin - Hradec Kralove 79-103
Sep. 29: Trutnov - VS Praha 72-61
Sep. 30: Slovanka MB - Strakonice 69-52
Sep. 29: VSE Praha - Valosun Brno 63-91
Sep. 29: USK Praha - Lokomotiva 121-56

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 3: VS Praha - Slovanka MB
Oct. 3: Valosun Brno - Trutnov
Oct. 3: Hradec Kralove - VSE Praha
Oct. 3: Pardubice - DSK Karlin
Oct. 3: Lokomotiva - IMOS Brno
Oct. 3: Strakonice - USK Praha


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Katerina ELHOTOVA
  USK Praha
  (180-SG-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Elhotova, USK Pra.26.0 
 2. Abdi, IMOS B.23.5 
 3. Fontenette, Valos.22.5 
 4. Mrhalkova, Valosun21.0 
 5. Sprague, Valosun21.0 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov19.0 
 7. Carter, Lokomotiva19.0 
 8. Viteckova, USK P.18.5 
 9. Tesarikova, Slovan.18.0 
 10. Horakova, VSE Pr.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arnika BROWN
  DSK Karlin
  (187-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Brown, DSK Karlin12.0 
 2. Abdi, IMOS B.11.5 
 3. Greer, Trutnov11.0 
 4. Dotson, VS Praha11.0 
 5. Sprague, Valosun10.5 
 6. Jenistova, Strak.10.0 
 7. Jurcenkova, IMOS9.5 
 8. Horakova, VSE Pra.9.5 
 9. Anderson, Trutnov9.5 
 10. Vetrovcova, Trut.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anael LARDY
  USK Praha
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Lardy, USK Praha5.5 
 2. Milovanovic, Lokom.5.0 
 3. Skerovic, USK Praha4.5 
 4. Elhotova, USK Pra.4.5 
 5. Anderson, Trutnov4.5 
 6. Nezdarilova, Slova.4.0 
 7. De Forge, USK P.3.5 
 8. Zrustova, USK Pra.3.5 
 9. Dubljevic, USK P.3.5 
 10. Abdi, IMOS B.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA
  Slovan.
  (170-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Nezdarilova, Slova.5.5 
 2. Fontenette, Valos.5.0 
 3. Jurcenkova, IMOS3.5 
 4. Bortelova, DSK K.3.0 
 5. Hartigova, Hradec2.5 
 6. Kuthanova, Hradec2.5 
 7. Pospisilova, Slova.2.5 
 8. Borecka, Valosun2.0 
 9. Ohlde, IMOS B.2.0 
 10. Benuskova, Strak.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS2.0 
 2. Ohlde, IMOS B.2.0 
 3. Greer, Trutnov1.0 
 4. Krivankova, IMOS B.1.0 
 5. Bartakova, VS Pra.1.0 
 6. Sprague, Valosun1.0 
 7. Dotson, VS Praha1.0 
 8. Vlkova, IMOS B.1.0 
 9. Hartigova, Hradec1.0 
 10. Anderson, Trutnov1.0 


ZBL Round 2: USK Praha claim second victory - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in ZBL.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of VS Praha (1-1) on the court of Kara Trutnov on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kara Trutnov 72-61. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 41-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Petra Zaplatova (175-91) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. American forward Marshae Dotson (180-87, college: Florida, agency: Merit Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Kara Trutnov is looking forward to face Valosun Brno on the road in the next round. VS Praha will play against Basket Slovanka MB in Vodochody and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between Sokol Hradec Kralove and DSK Karlin where Sokol Hradec Kralove (1-1) crushed DSK Karlin (0-2) on the road with 24-point difference 103-79. Slovakian point guard Darina Misurova (163-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. Klara Pochobradska contributed with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American center Melissa D'Amico (195-86, college: Notre Dame, agency: Regeneracom Sports) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for DSK Karlin. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sokol Hradec Kralove will play against VSE Praha at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. DSK Karlin will play against BK Pliska Studanka in Pardubice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (1-1) against USK Praha (2-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary was crushed by USK Praha in Praha 121-56. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners. USK Praha's coach Ivan Benes felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kira Carter responded with 18 points. USK Praha will meet Aldast Strakonice on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary will play against IMOS Brno.

Rest of the games of round 2 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Valosun Brno crushed VSE Praha in a road game 91-63. IMOS Brno smashed Pardubice at home 96-38. Strakonice lost to Slovanka MB on the opponent's court 52-69.
The best stats of 2nd round was 31 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Farhiya Abdi of IMOS Brno.


VSE Praha - Valosun Brno 63-91

There was no surprise when VSE Praha (0-2) was crushed at home by Valosun Brno (2-0) 91-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Valosun Brno led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Swingman Eva Mrhalkova (175-88) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and American center Amber Sprague (196-86, college: San Diego) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Valosun Brno players scored in double figures. Forward Eva Horakova (188-72) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Baendu Lowenthal (183-88, college: Fairfield) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. VSE Praha's coach Jiri Barta gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valosun Brno will meet at home Kara Trutnov in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VSE Praha will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove.
Top scorers:
Valosun Brno: E.Mrhalkova 25+3reb+2ast, A.Sprague 20+7reb, A.Fontenette 18+7reb, P.Svrdlikova 12+2reb+1ast, I.Borecka 7+8reb+1ast, K.Sedlakova 4+4reb+3ast
VSE Praha: E.Horakova 15+11reb+1ast, B.Lowenthal 11+9reb, R.Brezinova 10+4reb, D.Johnova 8+1reb+1ast, D.Chlebovcova 5+1reb+2ast, D.Harapesova 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183097


Trutnov - VS Praha 72-61

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of VS Praha (1-1) on the court of Kara Trutnov on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kara Trutnov 72-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 41-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Petra Zaplatova (175-91) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. American forward Marshae Dotson (180-87, college: Florida, agency: Merit Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and center Petra Reisingerova (195-73) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Kara Trutnov is looking forward to face Valosun Brno on the road in the next round. VS Praha will play against Basket Slovanka MB in Vodochody and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trutnov: A.Anderson 19+6reb+5ast, P.Zaplatova 14+3reb+5ast, L.Vetrovcova 12+6reb+1ast, M.Steffanova 10+2reb+1ast, A.Vackova 9+6reb, E.Sara Greer 8+12reb
VS Praha: P.Reisingerova 17+6reb, M.Dotson 16+10reb+1ast, A.Tarasava 11+4reb+1ast, L.Bartakova 6+5reb+2ast, R.Pudlakova 5+2reb, D.Pohunkova 4+1reb
gschID: 183098


IMOS Brno - Pardubice 96-38

No shocking result in a game when IMOS Brno (2-0) smashed at home BK Pliska Studanka (0-2) 96-38 on Saturday. The game without a history. IMOS Brno led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Pliska Studanka to just 4 points in first quarter and to 14 points in first half. IMOS Brno dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to BK Pliska Studanka's 32. IMOS Brno forced 29 BK Pliska Studanka turnovers and outrebounded them 51-26 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when IMOS Brno made 9 blocks. Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi (188-92) had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Slovakian center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85) chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Forward Hana Kramperova (176-85) responded with 13 points and forward Michael Belohoubkova (179-91) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. IMOS Brno will meet Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BK Pliska Studanka will play against DSK Karlin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
IMOS Brno: F.Abdi 31+11reb+5ast, A.Jurcenkova 15+10reb+1ast, N.Ohlde 15+4reb, V.Vlkova 9+4reb+4ast, K.Krivankova 8+5reb+1ast, B.Kasparkova 8+6reb+2ast
Pardubice: H.Kramperova 13+4reb, M.Belohoubkova 8+5reb+2ast, P.Jirkova 4+2reb, M.Ondrejova 4+4reb+1ast, M.Jedlickova 2, B.Hlavackova 2
gschID: 183095


DSK Karlin - Hradec Kralove 79-103

Another exciting game was between Sokol Hradec Kralove and DSK Karlin where Sokol Hradec Kralove (1-1) crushed DSK Karlin (0-2) on the road with 24-point difference 103-79. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Hradec Kralove. DSK Karlin was better in fourth quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sokol Hradec Kralove forced 22 DSK Karlin turnovers. Slovakian point guard Darina Misurova (163-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. Center Klara Pochobradska (186-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Sokol Hradec Kralove players scored in double figures. American center Melissa D'Amico (195-86, college: Notre Dame, agency: Regeneracom Sports) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Veronika Bortelova (172-78) added 20 points and 4 steals in the effort for DSK Karlin. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sokol Hradec Kralove will play against VSE Praha at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. DSK Karlin will play against BK Pliska Studanka in Pardubice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hradec Kralove: D.Misurova 18+2reb+4ast, M.Hartigova 16+4reb, T.Kuthanova 16+6reb, K.Rosenbaumova 15+5reb, K.Pochobradska 12+11reb, M.Stara 6
DSK Karlin: V.Bortelova 20+4reb, M.D'Amico 20+6reb+1ast, A.Brown 10+8reb+4ast, A.Delcheva 7+2reb, V.Rybova 5+1reb+1ast, L.Mersch 4+2reb
gschID: 183096


Slovanka MB - Strakonice 69-52

Basket Slovanka MB used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Strakonice 69-52 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Basket Slovanka MB. Aldast Strakonice managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basket Slovanka MB dominated on the defensive end, holding Aldast Strakonice to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Basket Slovanka MB forced 24 Aldast Strakonice turnovers. American guard Porchia Green (180-87, college: Ball St.) scored 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Hana Nezdarilova (170-84) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals during the contest. Basket Slovanka MB's coach Tomas Vesely used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Alena Jenistova (184-86) responded with 6 points and 14 rebounds and Slovakian center Viera Libicova (190-80) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Basket Slovanka MB will meet VS Praha on the road in the next round. Aldast Strakonice will play against USK Praha.
Top scorers:
Slovanka MB: P.Green 17+8reb+5ast, L.Tesarikova 16+4reb, H.Nezdarilova 10+6reb+4ast, L.Sipova 8+2reb+1ast, E.Dujsikova 7+4reb, P.Pospisilova 6+7reb+3ast
Strakonice: V.Libicova 11+6reb, Z.Jileckova 10+5reb+1ast, Z.Mracnova 7+3reb+1ast, K.Kuncipalova 6+1reb, A.Jenistova 6+14reb+2ast, Z.Paroubkova 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 183093


USK Praha - Lokomotiva 121-56

Very important is a road loss of Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (1-1) against USK Praha (2-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary was crushed by USK Praha in Praha 121-56. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.1 percent from the field and made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary 49-13 including a 34-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. USK Praha shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary's players. Montenegrin center Jelena Dubljevic (191-87) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Michaela Zrustova (186-87) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) during the contest. Five USK Praha players scored in double figures. USK Praha's coach Ivan Benes felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Kira Carter (170-90, college: Co.Carolina) responded with 18 points and Serbian guard Jovana Milovanovic (171-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 9 points. USK Praha will meet Aldast Strakonice on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary will play against the league's leader IMOS Brno.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: M.Zrustova 24+4reb+4ast, E.Viteckova 22+6reb+2ast, K.Elhotova 21+5reb+3ast, J.Dubljevic 16+12reb+6ast, I.Burgrova 12+7reb+1ast, A.Lardy 9+3reb+6ast
Lokomotiva: K.Carter 18+2reb+2ast, J.Milovanovic 9+2ast, K.Gergelova 6+2reb+1ast, D.Kuslitova 6+1reb+1ast, E.Mouckova 5, J.Eisnerova 4+4reb
gschID: 183094



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Standings - Dameligaen

Dameligaen Standings
 1. Falcon 2-0 
 2. Horsholm 2-0 
 3. Lemvig 2-0 
 4. SISU 2-0 
 5. Aabyhoj 0-2 
 6. Amager 0-2 
 7. Horsens 0-2 
 8. Vaerlose 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 30: SISU - Horsens 85-31
Sep. 29: Horsholm - Aabyhoj 74-73
Sep. 29: Falcon - Amager 74-48
Sep. 29: Vaerlose - Lemvig 63-82
Sep. 26: Aabyhoj - Lemvig 57-82

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 3: Horsholm - SISU
Oct. 6: Lemvig - Falcon
Oct. 6: Vaerlose - Aabyhoj
Oct. 6: Amager - Horsens


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen

Points Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Horsholm
  (185-F/C-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. Hesseldal, Horsholm25.0 
 2. Hatch, Lemvig22.0 
 3. Chili, Vaerlose22.0 
 4. Preetzmann, Aabyh.21.0 
 5. Moore, Lemvig19.5 
 6. Malone, SISU14.5 
 7. Pretzmann, SISU14.5 
 8. Schicher, Lemvig14.5 
 9. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.13.5 
 10. Hatfield, Vaerlose13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emily HATCH
  Lemvig
  (185-F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Hatch, Lemvig11.0 
 2. Hatfield, Vaerlose11.0 
 3. Malone, SISU10.0 
 4. Hesseldal, Horsholm9.0 
 5. Dyszkant, SISU8.5 
 6. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.8.0 
 7. Chili, Vaerlose7.5 
 8. Schicher, Lemvig7.0 
 9. Jespersen, Aabyhoj6.5 
 10. Fabricius, Vaerlo.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ivana UDOVALIEVA
  Lemvig
  (172-PG-84)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Udovalieva, Lemvig9.5 
 2. Lund, SISU4.0 
 3. Pretzmann, SISU4.0 
 4. Blands, SISU4.0 
 5. Jorgensen, SISU4.0 
 6. Bachler, Vaerlose3.0 
 7. Hatch, Lemvig3.0 
 8. Schelde, Vaerlose3.0 
 9. Hatfield, Vaerlose2.0 
 10. Knudsen, SISU2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mallory MOORE
  Lemvig
  (-F-)
  Avg: 5
 1. Moore, Lemvig5.0 
 2. Hesseldal, Horsholm4.0 
 3. Jorgensen, SISU3.5 
 4. Jespersen, Aabyhoj2.5 
 5. Hatch, Lemvig2.0 
 6. Kristensen, Horsh.2.0 
 7. Preetzmann, Aabyh.2.0 
 8. Bachler, Vaerlose1.5 
 9. Morsoe, Aabyhoj1.5 
 10. Pretzmann, SISU1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Janet HATFIELD
  Vaerlose
  (190-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hatfield, Vaerlose2.5 
 2. Jorgensen, SISU0.5 
 3. Malone, SISU0.5 
 4. Dokkedal, Vaerlose0.5 
 5. Moore, Lemvig0.5 
 6. Hatch, Lemvig0.5 
 7. Pretzmann, SISU0.5 
 8. Hoier, Aabyhoj0.5 
 9. Schicher, Lemvig0.5 
 10. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.0.5 


Dameligaen Round 2: Horsholm beats Aabyhoj by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Dameligaen.

The most exciting game of round 2 in the Dameligaen took place in Horsholm. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of Aabyhoj (0-2) to Horsholm (2-0) 74-73 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 22-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Horsholm forced 25 Aabyhoj turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Aabyhoj helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Emilie Hesseldal (185-F/C-90) saved the victory by scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Maja Gerlyng-Hansen (180-88, college: Siena) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Sofie Preetzmann (180-95) replied with 25 points for Aabyhoj. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Horsholm is looking forward to face SISU (#4) in Copenhagen in the next round. Aabyhoj will play on the road against Vaerlose and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game in Vaerlose was also worth to mention about. Lemvig (2-0) played at the court of Vaerlose (0-2). Lemvig did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 82-63. American forward Emily Hatch (185-89, college: San Diego) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Mallory Moore chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. American guard Alexandra Chili (180, college: Muhlenberg) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Lemvig will play against Falcon at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vaerlose will play against Aabyhoj (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Aabyhoj supposed to be also quite interesting. Lemvig (2-0) played at the court of Aabyhoj (0-2). Lemvig smashed Aabyhoj 82-57 on Wednesday. Emily Hatch notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 17 points by Sofie Preetzmann did not help to save the game for Aabyhoj. Aabyhoj's coach Thomas Press gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Aabyhoj will play against Vaerlose (#8) next.
The game between SISU (2-0) and Horsens (0-2) in Copenhagen ended with biggest points difference. SISU outscored guests from Horsens 85-31. The best player for the winners was Ida Pretzmann who scored 14 points and 4 assists. SISU's coach Hrannar Holm felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SISU's next round opponent will be Horsholm on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Horsens will play against Amager in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 winless Amager lost to undefeated Falcon on the road 48-74.


Vaerlose - Lemvig 63-82

The game in Vaerlose was also worth to mention about. Lemvig (2-0) played at the court of Vaerlose (0-2). Lemvig did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 82-63. Vaerlose was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 40-18 second half run of Lemvig. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Vaerlose's 32. Lemvig forced 19 Vaerlose turnovers and had a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Emily Hatch (185-89, college: San Diego) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Mallory Moore chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Lemvig players scored in double figures. American guard Alexandra Chili (180, college: Muhlenberg) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Canadian center Janet Hatfield (190-85) scored 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Lemvig will play against Falcon at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vaerlose will play against Aabyhoj (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Lemvig: M.Moore 21+8reb+1ast, E.Hatch 17+16reb+5ast, S.Schicher 13+8reb+1ast, K.Pedersen 10+1reb, I.Udovalieva 9+2reb+12ast, T.Kristiansen 6+4reb
Vaerlose: A.Chili 20+12reb, B.Schelde 11+5ast, V.Bachler 10+3reb+2ast, J.Hatfield 9+10reb+1ast, R.Fabricius 8+4reb, M.Sheikh 3+1ast
gschID: 198075


SISU - Horsens 85-31

The game between SISU (2-0) and Horsens (0-2) in Copenhagen ended with biggest points difference. SISU outscored guests from Horsens 85-31. The game without a history. SISU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Horsens to just 7 points in first and third quarters and to 14 points in second half. SISU held Horsens to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 45.5 percent accuracy of the winners. SISU forced 22 Horsens turnovers and outrebounded them 46-25 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Horsens' players. The best player for the winners was guard Ida Pretzmann (174-90, college: TCU) who scored 14 points and 4 assists. Swingman Katrine Dyszkant (183-86) chipped in 7 points and 12 rebounds. Four SISU players scored in double figures. SISU's coach Hrannar Holm felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Sarah Bersang (168-95) produced 12 points and guard Julie Ravn (174-93) added 7 points respectively for the guests. SISU's next round opponent will be Horsholm on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Horsens will play against Amager in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Colding-Poulsen 14+6reb, I.Pretzmann 14+4reb+4ast, N.Reshard 12+3reb+2ast, M.Malone 10+10reb, K.Lund 8+1reb+6ast, K.Dyszkant 7+12reb+2ast
Horsens: S.Bersang 12+4reb+2ast, J.Ravn 7+2reb+2ast, R.Houmoller 5+2reb+1ast, I.Duffill 4+4reb, E.Bonde 2+4reb, J.Gravesen 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 198344


Aabyhoj - Lemvig 57-82

The game in Aabyhoj supposed to be also quite interesting. Lemvig (2-0) played at the court of Aabyhoj (0-2). Lemvig smashed Aabyhoj 82-57 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-57. Lemvig dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Aabyhoj's 32. American forward Emily Hatch (185-89, college: San Diego) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Austrian power forward Sarah Schicher (188-90, college: Dowling) supported her with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Lemvig players scored in double figures. Even 17 points by guard Sofie Preetzmann (180-95) did not help to save the game for Aabyhoj. Swingman Julie Hoier (185-95) added 13 points for the hosts. Aabyhoj's coach Thomas Press gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Lemvig will meet at home Falcon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Aabyhoj will play against Vaerlose (#8).
Top scorers:
Lemvig: E.Hatch 27+6reb+1ast, M.Moore 18+1reb, S.Schicher 16+6reb+2ast, I.Udovalieva 13+3reb+7ast, H.Kristiansen 6, K.Pedersen 2+1reb+1ast
Aabyhoj: S.Preetzmann 17+3reb+1ast, J.Hoier 13+4reb+3ast, L.Ravn 8+3reb, K.Meredith 7+4reb+2ast, I.Jakobsdottir 5+4reb+2ast, M.Jespersen 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 198072


Horsholm - Aabyhoj 74-73

The most exciting game of round 2 in the Dameligaen took place in Horsholm. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of Aabyhoj (0-2) to Horsholm (2-0) 74-73 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 22-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Horsholm forced 25 Aabyhoj turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Aabyhoj helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Emilie Hesseldal (185-90) saved the victory by scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Maja Gerlyng-Hansen (180-88, college: Siena) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Sofie Preetzmann (180-95) replied with 25 points and guard Maria Jespersen (182-94) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Aabyhoj. Four Aabyhoj players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Horsholm is looking forward to face SISU (#4) in Copenhagen in the next round. Aabyhoj will play on the road against Vaerlose and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: E.Hesseldal 28+8reb+1ast, M.Gerlyng-Hansen 12+7reb+1ast, A.Kristensen 8+2reb+1ast, S.Ceccardi 6+5reb, S.Pedersen 5+1reb, L.Piechnik 4+1reb+1ast
Aabyhoj: S.Preetzmann 25+4reb+3ast, K.Meredith 14+6reb, M.Jespersen 11+11reb+1ast, L.Ravn 10+4reb, B.Morsoe 6+1reb, T.Laursen 4+2reb
gschID: 198073


Falcon - Amager 74-48

No shocking result in a game when Falcon (2-0) crushed at home Amager (0-2) 74-48. The game without a history. Falcon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Falcon's next round opponent will be Lemvig (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Amager will play against Horsens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 198074



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  FRANCE   

Standings - LFB

LFB Standings
 1. Bourges 2-0 
 2. Landes 2-0 
 3. Lattes Montp. 2-0 
 4. Nantes 2-0 
 5. Toulouse 1-1 
 6. Aix-en-Provence 1-1 
 7. Charleville 1-1 
 8. Perpignan 1-1 
 9. Lyon 1-1 
 10. Mondeville 1-1 
 11. Arras 0-2 
 12. Tarbes 0-2 
 13. Union Hainaut 0-2 
 14. Villeneuve 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Nantes - Villeneuve 84-74
Sep. 29: Aix-en-Provence - Lyon 69-67
Sep. 29: Toulouse - Mondeville 61-58
Sep. 29: Tarbes - Lattes Montp. 56-75
Sep. 29: Charleville - Bourges 49-60
Sep. 29: Union Hainaut - Perpignan 47-62
Sep. 29: Arras - Landes 42-53

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: Mondeville - Tarbes
Oct. 6: Perpignan - Toulouse
Oct. 6: Villeneuve - Aix-en-Provence
Oct. 6: Lyon - Charleville
Oct. 5: Landes - Nantes
Oct. 6: Lattes Montp. - Union Hainaut
Oct. 5: Bourges - Arras


LFB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gaelle SKRELA
  Lattes M.
  (177-G-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Skrela, Lattes M.19.5 
 2. Dieme, Villeneuve17.5 
 3. Dumerc, Bourges16.0 
 4. Podrug, Lyon15.5 
 5. Robert, Lattes M.15.5 
 6. Sy-Diop, Lyon15.0 
 7. Bishop, Perpignan14.5 
 8. Kamba, Mondeville14.0 
 9. Diawara, Charlevil.13.5 
 10. Amant, Nantes13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stephany SKRBA
  Bourges
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Skrba, Bourges12.0 
 2. Francis, Aix-en.10.5 
 3. Bonnan, Charleville9.5 
 4. Dabo, Arras9.0 
 5. Robert, Lattes M.8.5 
 6. Sy-Diop, Lyon8.0 
 7. Thorburn, Aix-en.8.0 
 8. Troina, Nantes8.0 
 9. Guzman, Landes7.5 
 10. Murphy, Aix-en-P.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ingrid TANQUERAY
  Mondeville
  (166-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Tanqueray, Mondevi.7.5 
 2. Guzman, Landes5.0 
 3. Lassiter, Mondevil.4.5 
 4. Bremont, Lattes M.4.5 
 5. Podrug, Lyon4.0 
 6. Salagnac, Tarbes4.0 
 7. Ciglar, Perpignan4.0 
 8. Baer, Lyon4.0 
 9. Plagnard, Lyon4.0 
 10. Aubert, Nantes3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Darline NSOKI
  Toulouse
  (182-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. NSoki, Toulouse3.0 
 2. Dieme, Villeneuve3.0 
 3. Robert, Lattes M.3.0 
 4. Kamba, Mondeville3.0 
 5. Gomis, Arras3.0 
 6. Michel, Nantes3.0 
 7. Tchatchouang, Perp.2.5 
 8. Gay, Toulouse2.5 
 9. Lassiter, Mondevil.2.5 
 10. Houts, Union H.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Emmeline NDONGUE
  Bourges
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndongue, Bourges3.0 
 2. Francis, Aix-en.2.5 
 3. Sy-Diop, Lyon2.0 
 4. Gay, Toulouse2.0 
 5. Tolo, Aix-en-P.2.0 
 6. Digbeu, Villeneuve1.5 
 7. Paugaite, Mondevil.1.5 
 8. Baer, Lyon1.5 
 9. Perostiyska, Union1.5 
 10. Lassiter, Mondevi.1.5 


Standings - NF1 (Women) - by Eurobasket News

LF2 Standings
 1. Angers 1-0 
 2. LTB 29 1-0 
 3. Nice 1-0 
 4. Pau Orthez 1-0 
 5. Armentieres 0-0 
 6. CFBB 0-0 
 7. COB Calais 0-0 
 8. Laveyron 0-0 
 9. Roche 0-0 
 10. Dunkerque 0-1 
 11. Limoges 0-1 
 12. Reims 0-1 
 13. SIG 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Dunkerque - Pau Orthez 90-96
Sep. 29: Limoges - LTB 29 79-87 OT
Sep. 29: Reims - Nice 57-66
Sep. 29: SIG - Angers 51-65

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Angers - CFBB
Oct. 6: LTB 29 - SIG
Oct. 6: Pau Orthez - COB Calais
Oct. 6: Laveyron - Dunkerque
Oct. 6: Nice - Roche


LFB: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LFB.

Aix-en-Provence - Lyon 69-67
Visitors were edged by Aix-en-Provence (1-1) 69-67. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-21. But Lyon won second period 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Aix-en-Provence won last quarter 16-15. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Australian center Cayla Francis (192-C-89) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian-British guard Shona Thorburn (178-82, college: Utah) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Aix-en-Provence players scored in double figures. Croatian center Emilija Podrug (190-79) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese forward Mame-Marie Sy-Diop (185-85) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Lyon: E.Podrug 16+8reb+2ast, M.Sy-Diop 13+10reb+2ast, D.Page 12+4reb+1ast, R.Baer 9+3reb+6ast, S.Chevaugeon 9+1reb+1ast, A.Plagnard 8+6reb+4ast
Aix-en-Provence: C.Francis 17+11reb, L.Murphy 14+4reb+1ast, S.Thorburn 13+7reb+5ast, S.Gruszczynski 11+3reb+3ast, M.Tolo 6+2reb+1ast, A.Konteh 6
gschID: 187989


Toulouse - Mondeville 61-58
Toulouse managed to escape with a 3-point win 61-58 in the game for the fifth place. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 14-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized DR Congolese forward Lorraine Lokoka (184-89) who scored 15 points. American forward Carrem Gay (188-87, college: Duke) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Laetitia Kamba (187-87) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and Mali center Naignouma Coulibaly (191-89) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Mondeville: L.Kamba 13+8reb+3ast, N.Coulibaly 10+10reb+1ast, I.Tanqueray 10+2reb+7ast, G.Paugaite 9+6reb, K.Sharp 6+3reb+1ast, A.Lassiter 6+4reb+3ast
Toulouse: L.Lokoka 15+4reb, D.NSoki 10+3reb, C.Gay 10+5reb+1ast, D.Adams 8+7reb, J.Legoupil 8+4reb, A.Knezevic 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 187986


Tarbes - Lattes Montp. 56-75
The game was mostly controlled by Lattes Montpellier. Tarbes was better in second period 15-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Gaelle Skrela (177-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international forward Geraldine Robert (184-80) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International guard Paoline Salagnac (176-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) replied with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian forward Jovana Rad (187-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Tarbes.
Top scorers:
Tarbes: J.Rad 13+8reb+2ast, P.Salagnac 10+8reb+5ast, C.Preiss 8+1reb, A.Robinson 7+6reb+1ast, G.Ocete 7+3ast, L.Ervin 5+4reb
Lattes Montp.: G.Skrela 24+5reb+4ast, G.Robert 18+7reb+2ast, E.Lawson-Wade 7+5reb+1ast, L.Turcinovic 7+2reb+3ast, V.Bremont 6+2reb+4ast, A.Lelas 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 187987


Arras - Landes 42-53
Arras was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 30-17 second half run of Basket Landes. 24 personal fouls committed by Arras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Dominican Carmen Guzman (172-85, college: UAB, agency: Merit Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward Sabrina Reghaissia (188-83) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Mali center Astan Dabo (203-92) replied with 7 points and 14 rebounds and the former international center Sandra Dijon (193-79) added 7 points in the effort for Arras.
Top scorers:
Arras: D.Evans 10+2reb+1ast, A.Dabo 7+14reb, S.Dijon 7+4reb+2ast, J.Gomis 6+4reb+1ast, M.Toure 5+1reb, A.Carmona 4+1reb
Landes: S.Reghaissia 15+5reb, C.Guzman 12+9reb+3ast, A.Le Gluher 9+7reb+1ast, J.Humphrey 6+7reb, K.Stepanova 4+3reb, M.Laborde 4+1reb
gschID: 187988


Charleville - Bourges 49-60
The game was mostly controlled by Bourges. Charleville-Mezieres was better in third quarter 10-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. Greek forward Zoi Dimitrakou (188-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) notched 12 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Canadian forward Stephany Skrba (188-87, college: Michigan) supported her with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by Mali center Djene Diawara (192-85) did not help to save the game for Charleville-Mezieres. The former international power forward Aurelie Bonnan (187-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Charleville: D.Diawara 15+5reb+1ast, A.Bonnan 8+7reb+6ast, A.Diop 8+3reb, Y.Sene 8+7reb+2ast, E.Dimitrova 4+1ast, A.Bouderra 4+1reb
Bourges: S.Skrba 13+10reb, Z.Dimitrakou 12+9reb+3ast, C.Dumerc 12+5reb+4ast, F.Eldebrink 7+3reb+3ast, P.Krawczyk 7+1ast, S.Ballardini 4
gschID: 187983


Nantes - Villeneuve