EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/11/2012 1:00:00 AM

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  ABA   



Hampton Roads Stallions set to play this season - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) yesterday announced that the Hampton Roads Stallions are set to play beginning this season.
"This is a great fit for our Mid-Atlantic Division," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "The Stallions will be playing the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina teams and should be very competitive under the leadership of David Rodgers. We're very pleased to have David and his team in the ABA."

David Rodgers earned his BS in Physical Education, a Masters of Science in Sports Marketing, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership. He played college football at Virginia State University from 2002-2006 and later because the wide receiver coach at the VSU. He has held previous positions as a physical education instructor, assistant coach and head coach on the high school and university levels in both football and basketball. "I believe my coaching background and personal sports experiences speaking highly of my leadership skills in the sports arena," stated Rodgers. "I know that we will have a very competitive team in a tough division of the ABA - and we certainly have a commitment to our community. We will make Hampton Roads proud."
For more information, email drodge24@aol.com call 757 822 4622 or Twitter HR_STALLIONS



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Popovski-Turanjanin is a new reinfocement of ABA league newcomers MZT Skopje Aerodrom - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Young Serbian player Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin (201-F-93, agency: Beo Basket) returns to Balkans after a year spent in Belgium, where he did not get a real opportunity to play senior basketball for his Telenet Oostende. He played only 1 minute of a single game vs. Stella Artois Leuven Bears previous season and decided to leave the club.

In the future he will play for Adriatic league newcomers from FYR Macedonia, KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, which performed surprisingly well in the opening 3 rounds of the season, by beating KK Cibona VIP Zagreb on a road and at home over HKK Siroki WWin and then losing on a though away court to KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica.




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  ARGENTINA   


Argentinian LigaA round 8 best performance: Sam Clancy - by Eurobasket News

American center Sam Clancy (202-C-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Olimpico LB, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Regatas C. (#3, 5-3) 70-59. Olimpico LB is placed at 2nd position in Argentinian LigaA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Olimpico LB will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Clancy as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Former University of Southern California star has very solid stats this year. Clancy is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.6bpg and 59.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American Marcus Fizer (203-F/C-78) of Wuber-Est.Bahia. Fizer had a very good evening with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Wuber-Est.Bahia to another comfortable win 84-69 over the lower-ranked 9 de Julio (#8, 1-6) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Wuber-Est.Bahia to move up to 5th position in South. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Fizer is a newcomer at Wuber-Est.Bahia, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#2). He also registered 7.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was British forward Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr. (#7). Phillip scored 20 points and grabbed eighteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Phillip's great performance Union Progr. lost 65-68 to the league's current leader Libertad S. (#1, 8-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Union Progr. can only dream about fighting for top spots in North. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Phillip he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Phillip has individually a great season in Argentina. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of Penarol - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Edward Nelson (203-F-82) of 9 de Julio - 25 points and 9 rebounds
6. Fabian Ramirez (193-F-90) of Olimpico LB - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Axel Weigand (200-C-85) of Argentino - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Victor Hugo Cajal (179-PG-80) of Union Progr. - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) of Lanus - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Brian Carlwell (211-C-87) of Argentino - 16 points and 11 rebounds

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



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 5: BC Vienna - St.Polten 87-50
Oct. 8: Wels - Oberwart 84-86
Oct. 6: Gussing - Arkadia 84-62
Oct. 7: Klosterneub. - Kapfenberg 77-86
Oct. 7: UBSC Graz - Gmunden 77-75

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Arkadia - UBSC Graz
Oct. 14: Gmunden - Klosterneub.
Oct. 14: Kapfenberg - Wels
Oct. 14: St.Polten - Gussing
Oct. 14: Furstenfeld - BC Vienna


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 29
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg29.0 
 2. Suljanovic, Kloste.24.0 
 3. Trmal, BC Vienna23.0 
 4. Gradnigo, Oberwart23.0 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels23.0 
 6. Dale, UBSC G.22.0 
 7. Tiedeman, Wels21.0 
 8. Gilchrese, UBSC G.19.0 
 9. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.18.0 
 10. Arnold, Gmunden18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Florian TRMAL
  BC Vienna
  (193-G/F-89)
  Avg: 15
 1. Trmal, BC Vienna15.0 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.10.0 
 3. Suljanovic, Kloste.9.0 
 4. Opoku, Kapfenberg9.0 
 5. Dale, UBSC G.9.0 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg8.0 
 7. Arnold, Gmunden8.0 
 8. Djuric, Gussing7.0 
 9. Tiedeman, Wels7.0 
 10. Graf, Arkadia7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis BOBB
  Klosterneub.
  (198-G/F-78)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bobb, Klosterneub.7.0 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.0 
 3. Schaal, UBSC G.6.0 
 4. Boylan, BC Vienna6.0 
 5. Astl, Gussing5.0 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 7. Nagler, Klostern.4.0 
 8. Ahmetbasic, Wels4.0 
 9. Graf, Arkadia4.0 
 10. Edwards, Oberwart4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quentin PRYOR
  Kapfenberg
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pryor, Kapfenberg4.0 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg4.0 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing3.0 
 4. Boylan, BC Vienna3.0 
 5. Jandrasits, Gussing2.0 
 6. Knor, UBSC G.2.0 
 7. Koch, Gussing2.0 
 8. Heard, Gussing2.0 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna2.0 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christoph GREIMEISTER
  Kloste.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Greimeister, Klost.2.0 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.0 
 3. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.1.0 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 5. Trmal, BC Vienna1.0 
 6. Edwards, Oberwart1.0 
 7. Washington, Wels1.0 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna1.0 
 9. Woods, Kapfenberg1.0 
 10. Djuric, Gussing1.0 


Florian Trmal claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Florian Trmal (193-G/F-89) had an amazing evening for BC Vienna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 23-year old swingman had a double-double of 23 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team outclassed St.Polten (0-1) with 37-point margin 87-50.

The second most remarkable performance was 25-year old American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-F-87) of Kapfenberg. Shaw impressed basketball fans with 29 points and 8 rebounds. Kapfenberg cruised to a 86-77 relatively comfortable win over Klosterneub. (0-1).

The third best performed player last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) of Klosterneub.. Suljanovic scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Suljanovic's great performance Klosterneub. lost 77-86 to Kapfenberg (1-0).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Anthony Dale (197-G/F-84) of UBSC Graz - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91) of Gussing - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85) of Wels - 21 points and 7 rebounds
7. Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) of BC Vienna - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ali Farokhmanesh (183-PG-88) of Wels - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Robert Arnold (198-F-88) of Gmunden - 18 points and 8 rebounds
10. Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) of UBSC Graz - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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



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  BOTSWANA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Spartans 14-1 
 2. Troopers 14-6 
 3. Flames 12-4 
 4. Police 9-7 
 5. Cadets 9-8 
 6. BDF V 6-10 
 7. Dolphins 4-3 
 8. Splinters 4-10 
 9. Bullets 4-14 
 10. Saints 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 25

Oct. 12: Dolphins - Troopers
Oct. 13: Bullets - Spartans
Oct. 13: BDF V - Flames
Oct. 13: Bullets - Spartans
Oct. 13: Cadets - Saints
Oct. 13: Police - Flames



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  BRAZIL   


South American League 2012: Pinheiros/Sky lost the opener - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky (Brasil) - Obras Sanitarias (Argentina) 81:88

Pinheiros/Sky lost the opener of the South American League 2012. The Brazilian team lost to Obras Sanitarias from Argentina 81:88.
The South American League for Men's Club 2012 began with the first four team competition of the tournament at the coliseum Luis Leoro Franco, home of Club Deportivo Mavort (Ecuador). Obras Sanitarias won the first period 24-16, but could not keep the lead for good. Pinheiros bounced back with 18-10 in the second frame to tie the score at the halftime. The third quarter however was decisive in the game. The team from Argentine erupted with 31-16 and sealed the victory. They did not mind 23-31 in the last period.
Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) collected 21 points and 14 rebounds. David Huertas (195-G/F-87, college: Mississippi) notched 16, while Julio Mazzaro (188-G-79) Julio Eduardo had 11. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) posted 26 points in the losing effort and Smith Joseph Troy added 18. Feres Penna Fernando delivered 14, whilst Ferreira De Souza Rafael added 8.

Pinheiros/Sky (Brasil): Paulinho Boracini 26, Smith Troy 18, Feres Penna Fernando 14, Ferreira De Souza Rafael 8
Obras Sanitarias (Argentina): Martin Osimani 32, Juan Gutierrez 21+14 rebs, David Huertas 16, Julio Mazzaro 11



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  CANADA   


Antonio Burks signs at Saint John Mill Rats - by Eurobasket News (T)

Saint John Mill Rats re-signed 30-year old American forward Antonio Burks (198-104kg-82, college: SF Austin). In 30 NBL Canada games last season he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6apg. His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals.
Burks was voted to All-ABA 3rd Team back in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Norway (Ulriken Elite) and PBL (Augusta Groove and Vermont Frost Heaves).
Burks attended Stephen F. Austin State University until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
North
 1. Los Leones 4-0 
 2. Boston Coll. 3-1 
 3. Sagrados 3-1 
 4. Rancagua 0-2 
 5. Puente Alto 0-3 
 6. Stadio Italiano 0-3 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 3-0 
 2. AB Ancud 2-1 
 3. Dep.Castro 2-1 
 4. Dep.Valdivia 1-2 
 5. Las Animas 1-3 
 6. Osorno Basq. 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 13: Boston Coll. - Puente Alto
Oct. 13: Dep.Castro - Dep.Espanol
Oct. 13: Sagrados - Los Leones
Oct. 13: AB Ancud - Dep.Valdivia
Oct. 13: Providencia - Stadio Italiano
Oct. 13: Osorno Basq. - Dep.Valdivia


Liga Nacional, round 3 & 4 results - by Cristian Quiroga

Last weekend was played rounds 3 and 4 of Liga Nacional. Leones de Quilpue (North) and Espanol de Talca (South) are undefeated leaders in each zone. In the most important games played we can highlight the victories of Ancud over Castro, Valdivia over Osorno in overtime and Leones over Boston playing at home. Complete results are:

Friday, October 5th
Las Animas 76 - Espanol de Talca 100

Saturday, October 6th
Sagrados Corazones 66 - Boston College 70
Stadio Italiano 75 - Colegio Los Leones Quilpue 84
Osorno Basquetbol 54 - Espanol de Talca 80
Providencia 82 - Municipal Puente Alto 67
A.B.A. Ancud 84 - Club Deportes Castro 78

Sunday, October 7th
Providencia 61 - Sagrados Corazones 74
Colegio Los Leones Quilpu 82 - Boston College 73
Valdivia 73 - Osorno Basquetbol 70

Pending game of round 3: Valdivia - Las Animas, will be played on wednesday, october 10th.




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  CHINA   


Qingdao Eagles sign Tracy McGrady - by Eurobasket News (T)

Qingdao Double Star Eagles (CBA) signed 33-year old USA ex-international swingman Tracy McGrady (203-101kg-79). The player confirmed the deal via his facebook account. McGrady played last season at Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. In 58 NBA games last year he had 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.0apg. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2003.
McGrady has played previously professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CYPRUS   


Taron Downey agreed terms with Etha - by Greg (T)

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Taron Downey (186-91kg-82, college: Wake Forest). Downey played most recently at Carolina Cougars (ABA) in the U.S.. He also played at Anwil in Polish TBL earlier that season.
Downey has played also professionally in Holland (Den Bosch and Weert), France (Nantes and ALM Evreux), SEBL (Rome Rage), D-League (Fayetteville Patriots) and WBA (Arkansas Jammers).
He attended Wake Forest University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 3-0 
 2. NH Ostrava 3-0 
 3. BK Pardubice 2-0 
 4. USK Praha 2-1 
 5. BK Decin 1-0 
 6. Levice 1-1 
 7. B&W Opava 1-1 
 8. J.Hradec 1-2 
 9. BC Kolin 1-2 
 10. BK Prostejov 1-2 
 11. Chomutov 1-2 
 12. Svitavy 0-3 
 13. Usti n/Labem 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: BK Decin - BK Prostejov 88-75
Oct. 10: USK Praha - Svitavy 88-72
Oct. 10: Usti n/Labem - Chomutov 80-90
Oct. 10: Levice - BK Pardubice 80-86
Oct. 10: J.Hradec - CEZ Nymburk 79-103
Oct. 10: NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 75-68

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: BK Pardubice - B&W Opava
Oct. 13: BK Prostejov - Levice
Oct. 13: Chomutov - BK Decin
Oct. 13: BC Kolin - Usti n/Labem
Oct. 13: CEZ Nymburk - NH Ostrava
Oct. 13: USK Praha - J.Hradec


NBL Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News

NBL Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Levice (1-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by leader BK Pardubice (2-0) 86-80. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. It was a great evening for Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Zbynek Pospisil (206-81) helped adding 15 points and 11 rebounds. BK Pardubice's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Willie Kemp (188-87, college: Memphis) with 17 points and 7 assists. BK Pardubice maintains third place with 2-0 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. Levice at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with B&W Opava. BK Pardubice are looking forward to face B&W Opava (#7) at home in the next round. Levice will play against BK Prostejov and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (3-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked BK Lions Hradec (1-2) in J.Hradec 103-79. It was a quality performance for American guard A.J. Abrams (180-86, college: Texas, agency: Two Points) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Vojtech Hruban accounted for 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jan Pavlik (186-78, agency: Court Side) came up with 14 points for BK Lions Hradec in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CEZ Nymburk have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record, which they share with NH Ostrava. BK Lions Hradec at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. CEZ Nymburk will play against league's second-placed NH Ostrava at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Lions Hradec will play against USK Praha (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: BK Prostejov lost to undefeated BK Decin on the opponent's court 75-88. Winless Usti n/Labem unfortunately lost to Chomutov in a home game 80-90. BC Kolin lost to undefeated NH Ostrava on the road 68-75. USK Praha defeated Svitavy on its own court 88-72.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 13 rebounds by Pavel Stanek of Chomutov.


J.Hradec - CEZ Nymburk 79-103

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (3-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked BK Lions Hradec (1-2) in J.Hradec 103-79. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. BK Lions Hradec was better in second period 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 76.5 percentage. BK Lions Hradec was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for American guard A.J. Abrams (180-86, college: Texas, agency: Two Points) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. The former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) accounted for 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Jan Pavlik (186-78, agency: Court Side) came up with 14 points and international guard Ondrej Dygryn (190-84) added 13 points respectively for BK Lions Hradec in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CEZ Nymburk have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record, which they share with NH Ostrava. BK Lions Hradec at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. CEZ Nymburk will play against league's second-placed NH Ostrava at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Lions Hradec will play against USK Praha (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 21+3reb, A.Abrams 19+5reb+2ast, M.Taylor 16+2reb, P.Benda 14+2reb+1ast, A.Naymick 7+4reb, M.Pavkovic 5+3reb+6ast
J.Hradec: J.Pavlik 14+3reb+2ast, O.Dygryn 13+3reb+2ast, J.Tomanec 13+5reb, R.Zachrla 9+4reb, T.Voslajer 8+6reb, R.Kramny 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 182944


Levice - BK Pardubice 80-86

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Levice (1-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by leader BK Pardubice (2-0) 86-80. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. It was a great evening for Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Zbynek Pospisil (206-81) helped adding 15 points and 11 rebounds. BK Pardubice's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Willie Kemp (188-87, college: Memphis) with 17 points and 7 assists and Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four BK Pardubice and five Levice players scored in double figures. BK Pardubice maintains third place with 2-0 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. Levice at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with B&W Opava. BK Pardubice are looking forward to face B&W Opava (#7) at home in the next round. Levice will play against BK Prostejov and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: C.Muirhead 19+6reb+5ast, Z.Pospisil 15+11reb+1ast, E.Zabas 14+2reb+3ast, M.Carnecky 10+2reb+4ast, L.Kotas 9+2ast, O.Peterka 9+4reb
Levice: W.Kemp 17+2reb+7ast, T.Gottseling 15+1reb, J.Simmons 13+5reb, M.Sykora 12+3reb, S.Nuhanovic 10+8reb+3ast, T.Mrvis 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 182948


BK Decin - BK Prostejov 88-75

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked BK Prostejov (1-2) was defeated on the road by leader BK Decin (1-0) 88-75. It looked good early as BK Prostejov took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Decin had a 20-14 second period charge getting the lead and BK Prostejov was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-88. BK Decin made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Lubos Stria (197-81) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. BK Decin's coach Pavel Budinsky allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-84) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for BK Prostejov in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Decin left bottom position moving up to fifth place. BK Prostejov at the other side keeps the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BK Decin will play against Levharti Chomutov (#11) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BK Prostejov will play against Levice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Sedmak 18+7reb+2ast, L.Stria 16+3reb+2ast, J.Jiricek 13+1reb+1ast, L.Sanders 10+3reb+4ast, P.Pope 9+4reb+6ast, A.Alic 7+3reb+2ast
BK Prostejov: D.Pandula 20+7reb+1ast, A.Dufault 14+4reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 12+5ast, K.Svrdlik 10+7reb+1ast, M.Venta 8+9reb+3ast, O.Kohout 6+5reb
gschID: 182947


Usti n/Labem - Chomutov 80-90

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Levharti Chomutov and bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem had identical 0-2 record. But BK Usti nad Labem was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Chomutov 90-80. The game was mostly controlled by Levharti Chomutov. BK Usti nad Labem was better in third quarter 28-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levharti Chomutov made 28-of-33 charity shots (84.8 percent) during the game. BK Usti nad Labem was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Swingman Pavel Bosak (192-82) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) came up with 22 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Jaroslav Tyrna (207-86, college: New Orleans) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Levharti Chomutov (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was BK Usti nad Labem's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. Levharti Chomutov will play against higher ranked BK Decin (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BC Kolin (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: P.Stanek 26+13reb+1ast, P.Bosak 17+6reb+3ast, L.Pecka 15+7reb, S.Glover 13+3reb+7ast, Z.Hanzlik 10+6reb, J.Pack 5+2reb
Usti n/Labem: B.Reese 22+8reb+2ast, J.Tyrna 15+10reb+1ast, P.Gavin 13+5reb+1ast, A.Nolen 12+7reb+6ast, A.Pistecky 10+5reb+2ast, J.Krakovic 6+2reb
gschID: 182946


NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 75-68

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked BC Kolin (1-2) was defeated on the road by leader NH Ostrava (3-0) 75-68. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But BC Kolin won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) accounted for 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Stanislav Zuzak (203-80, college: Cal-Irvine) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for BC Kolin in the defeat. NH Ostrava have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with CEZ Nymburk. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. NH Ostrava will play against league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Kolin will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#13) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 23+16reb, R.Ames 11+5reb+7ast, L.Jurecka 11+5reb, R.Pelikan 10+4reb+2ast, J.Stehlik 7+1reb, F.Zbranek 6+5reb
BC Kolin: D.Bolds 20+8reb+2ast, S.Zuzak 15+7reb+1ast, R.Field 8+5reb+1ast, D.Machac 7+6reb, M.Kriz 7+3reb, J.Jelinek 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182945


USK Praha - Svitavy 88-72

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked USK Praha (2-1) beat at home bottom-ranked Basketbal Svitavy (0-3) 88-72. The game was mostly controlled by USK Praha. Basketbal Svitavy was better in third quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when USK Praha won last quarter 30-16. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 40. USK Praha brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Jiri Slavik (203-89) accounted for 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winning side. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and Pavel Harcar (202-89) added 14 points respectively for Basketbal Svitavy in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. USK Praha moved-up to fourth place. Basketbal Svitavy at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Usti n/Labem. USK Praha will play against BK Lions Hradec (#8) in J.Hradec in the next round. Basketbal Svitavy will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: B.Meno 21+10reb+6ast, J.Slavik 13+9reb, L.Festr 12+2ast, M.Vocetka 10+2reb+4ast, M.Sotnar 9+3ast, M.Mares 9+2reb+1ast
Svitavy: M.Deloach 20+11reb+2ast, P.Harcar 14+1reb+2ast, P.Mroz 12+1reb, P.Milos 10+4reb, R.Lesko 8+4reb, L.Moravec 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 182943


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Willie KEMP
  Levice
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 20
 1. Kemp, Levice20.0 
 2. Reese, Usti n.20.0 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy19.7 
 4. Meno, USK Praha19.7 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava19.0 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava18.5 
 7. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.0 
 8. Tomanec, J.Hradec16.3 
 9. Pecka, Chomutov16.0 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakub BLAZEK
  B&W Opava
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Blazek, B&W Opava11.5 
 2. Wilson, NH Ostrava10.7 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.7 
 4. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.7 
 5. Pospisil, BK Pardu.9.0 
 6. Pecka, Chomutov8.7 
 7. Reese, Usti n.8.7 
 8. Tyrna, Usti n.8.3 
 9. Field, BC Kolin7.7 
 10. Simmons, Levice7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava8.0 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.7.7 
 3. Kemp, Levice6.0 
 4. Venta, BK Prostej.5.3 
 5. Ames, NH Ostrava3.7 
 6. Glover, Chomutov3.7 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava3.5 
 9. Muirhead, BK Pardu.3.5 
 10. Necas, CEZ Nymbu.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Michael DELOACH
  Svitavy
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Deloach, Svitavy3.0 
 2. Pistecky, Usti n.2.7 
 3. Kysela, J.Hradec2.3 
 4. Mares, USK Praha2.3 
 5. Glover, Chomutov2.3 
 6. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.3 
 7. Nolen, Usti n.2.0 
 8. Taylor, CEZ N.2.0 
 9. Reese, Usti n.2.0 
 10. Muirhead, BK Pard.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Martin MIKLOSIK
  B&W O.
  (225-C-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Miklosik, B&W O.3.5 
 2. Slavik, USK Praha2.0 
 3. Votroubek, USK P.1.7 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.5 
 5. Meno, USK Praha1.3 
 6. Naymick, CEZ N.1.0 
 7. Pospisil, BK Pardu.1.0 
 8. Pecka, Chomutov1.0 
 9. Houska, CEZ N.1.0 
 10. Nuhanovic, Levice1.0 



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South American League 2012: Centauros de Apure edge Club Deportivo Mavort - by Eurobasket News

Club Deportivo Mavort (Ecuador) - Centauros de Apure (Venezuela) 73:84

Centauros de Apure edge Club Deportivo Mavort at the start of the South American League 2012. The team from Venezuela beat the hosts 84:73.
Club Deportivo Mavort started the game with 21-14 but could not keep the advantage. Centauros de Apure replied with 17-15 in the second frame and reduced to 5 points at the halftime. Moreover they added 23-22 in the third period for minus 4 entering the last stanza. In the final period Centauros de Apure erupted with 30-15 surge and grabbed the first victory.
Clarence Matthews (201-F-83, college: Tennessee St.) paced all the winners with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Tulio Cobos (196-F-86, college: Northeastern St.) and Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87, college: Campbellsville) had 16 each. Michael Flores (192-G-85) delivered 11 points in a win. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) replied with 28 points in the losing effort and Carlos Nazareno (201-F/C-79) had 10. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) and Hiram Fuller (206-C-81, college: Fresno St.) posted 9 points each for the hosts.

Club Deportivo Mavort: Elys Guzman 28, Carlos Nazareno 10, Raul Cardenas 9, Hiram Fuller 9
Centauros de Apure: Clarence Matthews 20+11 rebs, Tulio Cobos 16, Nestor Colmenares 16, Michael Flores 11



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Siim LAUR
  Hito/Johvi
  (189-G-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Laur, Hito/Johvi26.0 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas22.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev22.0 
 4. Keedus, TTU21.0 
 5. Adediran, Valga21.0 
 6. Umbrasko, Tarvas19.0 
 7. Evart, Parnu18.0 
 8. Raadik, Parnu17.0 
 9. Laksa, Tarvas17.0 
 10. Peciukeviciu., Pa.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 19
 1. Raadik, Parnu19.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.0 
 3. Ringmets, Rapla13.0 
 4. Adediran, Valga12.0 
 5. Arnold, TTU10.0 
 6. Tambre, Hito/Johvi9.0 
 7. Umbrasko, Tarvas8.0 
 8. Nurger, Rapla8.0 
 9. Cunda, Valga8.0 
 10. Laane, Rapla7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev7.0 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas6.0 
 3. Raap, Parnu6.0 
 4. Laane, Rapla6.0 
 5. Cunda, Valga5.0 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu5.0 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.0 
 8. Ingram, TU/Rock4.0 
 9. Saage, TU/Rock3.0 
 10. Tali, Hito/Johvi3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Timo OJA
  Valga
  (187-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Oja, Valga4.0 
 2. Raadik, Parnu3.0 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas3.0 
 4. Ingram, TU/Rock3.0 
 5. Akenparg, TTU3.0 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 7. Laur, Hito/Johvi2.0 
 8. Paasoja, Rapla2.0 
 9. Peciukeviciu., Par.2.0 
 10. Keedus, TTU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rauno NURGER
  Rapla
  (207-C-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Nurger, Rapla2.0 
 2. Makke, TTU1.0 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.0 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.0 
 5. Dimsa, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 7. Keres, TTU1.0 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla1.0 
 9. Kitsing, Parnu1.0 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.0 


KML Round 1: Season starts in Estonia - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in KML just started.

Tln Kalev - TTU 75-77

Important game to mention about took place in Tallinn. TTU saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Tln Kalev 77-75The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-11. But Tln Kalev won third quarter 28-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TTU won last quarter 22-21. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Erik Keedus (198-F-90) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds. American center Arnold Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four TTU players scored in double figures. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) answered with 22 points and 7 assists and Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) added 10 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Tln Kalev. TTU will play against TU/Rock in Tartu in the next round. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Kalev/Cramo.
Top scorers:
TTU: E.Keedus 21+7reb+3ast, A.Arnold 15+10reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 13+7reb, K.Makke 10+6reb, K.Keres 8+3reb, S.Raudla 5+4reb+3ast
Tln Kalev: M.Campbell 22+1reb+7ast, E.Luts 16+6reb+1ast, I.Okoye 10+17reb+2ast, J.Vahter 9+5reb+2ast, R.Roos 8+1reb+2ast, M.Kurg 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201664


Rapla - Hito/Johvi 63-71

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Rapla (0-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Hito/Johvi (1-0) 71-63. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-63. Hito/Johvi made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Strangely Rapla outrebounded Hito/Johvi 45-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. Guard Siim Laur (189-87) fired 26 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Swingman Markus Laanemets (194-92) chipped in 12 points. Power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) produced 9 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Hito/Johvi is looking forward to face BC Rakvere at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rapla will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: S.Laur 26+5reb+1ast, M.Laanemets 12+2reb, S.Saare 8+4reb+2ast, E.Trumm 8+4reb+1ast, M.Kirsimaa 4+4reb, G.Tambre 4+9reb+1ast
Rapla: R.Nurger 12+8reb, I.Kajupank 10+6reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 9+13reb+1ast, R.Laane 8+7reb+6ast, M.Jurtom 8+3reb, K.Voolaid 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201663


Parnu - Valga 84-81 OT

Valga (#9) forced the game against KK Parnu (#3) into an overtime, but lost by three points 81-84. The hosts were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 22-19 run, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 10-7. KK Parnu forced 21 Valga turnovers. Strangely Valga outrebounded KK Parnu 48-36 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. International center Rain Raadik (208-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 19 rebounds for the winning side and Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists. Nigerian-Russian center Aleksey Adediran (204-82, college: Binghamton) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Valga in the defeat. KK Parnu's next round opponent will be BC Rakvere on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Valga will play against TTU in Tallinn.
Top scorers:
Parnu: K.Evart 18+1reb+1ast, R.Raadik 17+19reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 16+4reb+5ast, K.Kitsing 10+1reb+2ast, O.Matulionis 10+6reb+5ast, T.Hamarsalu 7+1reb+1ast
Valga: A.Adediran 21+12reb+2ast, M.Grim 14+6reb+3ast, V.Vares 14+7reb, E.Cunda 14+8reb+5ast, T.Oja 9+6reb+1ast, R.Petersonig 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 201662


TU/Rock - Tarvas 84-77

An interesting game was played in Tartu where host TU/Rock won against BC Rakvere 84-77 on Wednesday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 29-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. TU/Rock had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) stepped up and scored 16 points and 4 assists for the winners and international center Joosep Toome (208-85) chipped in 15 points. Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) responded with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. TU/Rock will meet TTU in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Rakvere will play against Hito/Johvi.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 16+2reb+4ast, J.Toome 15+2reb+2ast, K.Saage 14+2reb+3ast, S.Leppik 10+3reb, I.Nelyubov 8+5reb+1ast, V.Allingu 5+7reb
Tarvas: R.Tamm 22+7reb+6ast, J.Umbrasko 19+8reb+2ast, M.Laksa 17+3reb+1ast, K.Saks 6+3reb+1ast, I.Pilk 5+2reb+1ast, R.Grafs 4+2reb
gschID: 201661


Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. Hito/Johvi 1-0 
 2. Parnu 1-0 
 3. TTU 1-0 
 4. TU/Rock 1-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Rapla 0-1 
 7. Tarvas 0-1 
 8. Tln Kalev 0-1 
 9. Valga 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 10: Parnu - Valga 84-81 OT
Oct. 10: TU/Rock - Tarvas 84-77
Oct. 10: Tln Kalev - TTU 75-77
Oct. 10: Rapla - Hito/Johvi 63-71

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Tarvas - Parnu
Oct. 12: Valga - TTU
Oct. 12: Tln Kalev - Kalev/Cramo
Oct. 13: Hito/Johvi - Tarvas
Oct. 14: TTU - TU/Rock


KML starts with great games - by Janar

First gameday of Estonian KML started with 4 games and was full of tension. Tartu likool/Rock revenged BC Rakvere Tarvas for the loss in BBL Cup semifinal with a 84:77 victory. Both teams are predicted to be fighting for medals this season.
Tarvas won the first half 46:43 but the hosts made a crucial 29:12 run in 3rd quarter.
Justin Ingram (188-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) led the winners with 16 points. Joosep Toome added 15, Kristo Saage 14 and Silver Leppik 10 points. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) started the season with a great performance - 22 points, 7 rbs and 6 ast. Juris Umbrasko added 19 and Maris Laksa 17 points.

The newcomers, KK Hito, disappointed last year's semifinalists KK Rapla Tyco with a 71:63 away victory.
Siim Laur (189-G-87) scored 26 points for the winners, Markus Laanemets added 12. For Rapla, Rauno Nurger (207-C-93) scored 12 and Indrek Kajupank 10 points.

TTU KK won the first half against Tallinna Kalev firmly 37:26 but solid defending and great individual performance by Marc Campbell (180-G-86, college: N.Carolina) took Kalev back into the game. With 5 seconds ledt to play, Kalev led the game 85:84 and held the ball but a turnover gave TTU a chance and Erik Keedus (198-F-90) made winning basket wit 0.8 seconds to play. Keedus also hit a crucial three-pointer in last minute and led the winner with 21 points and 7 rbs. Andrew Arnold added 15+10, Kiur Akenparg 13+7 and Kristjan Makke 10 points. Campbell scored 22 points and dished 7 assists. Erik Luts added 16 points and Emmanuel Okoye 10 points and huge 17 rebounds.

KK Parnu won Valga on overtime 84:81 thanks to a three-pointer by Kristjan Evart (190-G-90) with 2 secs to play. Evart led the winners with 18 points. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) added 17 points and enormous 19 rebounds and Augustas Peciukevicius 16 points. Alexey Aderidan scored 21 +12 for Valga. Veljo Vares, Edgars Cunda and Scott Grim added 14 points.



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Zalgiris land Ibrahim Jaaber - by Eurobasket News (T)

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) tabbed 28-year old Bulgarian ex-international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-82kg-84, college: Pennsylvania). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Jaaber played most recently at Houston Rockets in the NBA.
He was a member of Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2009. Jaaber also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships in Poland three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: Score-4 (16.9ppg), 5.0rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-1 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 63.0%.
Jaaber has played previously professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and Lottomatica Roma)
He attended University of Pennsylvania until 2007 and actually missed last season. It will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



ALBA brings in Brian Randle - by Eurobasket News (T)

ALBA brings in Brian Randle (203-F-85) for 2-month period. The player signed the contract with an option for the season.
Earlier he played for Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (Premier League, starting five). Last season he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 66.7% in EuroCup and in Israeli League showed 11.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-4 (1.4bpg), FGP: 56.4%, FT: 55.8%.
Before that he played for Gilboa/Galil. Brian Randle arrived to Gilboa/Galil after he graduated in USA. In very short time he became on of the team's essential players helping it to reach Israeli Final Four. He appeared in 28 games averaging 13.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.7 spg. Except of the good offensive skills, Randle presented himself as a great defensive player. At the end of the season he was named 'Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year -09'. Beside that, Randle also was awarded with 'Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Imports Team -09' and 'Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team -09'.
Brian Randle graduated at the University of Illinois. In his senior season he had 9.4 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Illinois was Big Ten Tournament Finalist -08. In 2004, as a freshman Randle reached NCAA Sweet 16.




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King's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old guard Bernard King (196-G-81) had an amazing evening for Le Havre and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. He got a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists, while his team crushed Boulazac (0-1) with 20-point margin 76-56.

Second best performed player last round was Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87) of Poitiers. He is American forward in his first season at Poitiers. In the last game Nivins recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Poitiers to edge Roanne (0-1) by 4 points 73-69.

Third place about best performers goes to Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86, agency: SportsTalent) of Boulazac. Monroe scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Monroe's great performance Boulazac lost 56-76 to Le Havre (1-0).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois - 15 points and 10 assists
5. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Orleans - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Jawad Williams (204-F-83) of Paris-Levallois - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) of Paris-Levallois - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Herve Toure (202-F-82) of Nancy - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Bangaly Fofana (212-F/C-89) of Le Havre - 16 points and 7 rebounds

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


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 9: Sorgues - Monaco 90-92
Oct. 9: Angers BC 49 - Challans 83-66
Oct. 9: Chartres - Orchy 81-86
Oct. 9: Vichy - Rueil 80-66
Oct. 9: CFBB - St Chamond 63-87
Oct. 9: Rennes - Quimper 63-79
Oct. 9: La Rochelle - Cognac 60-70

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Blois - Sorgues
Oct. 13: Angers BC 49 - Roche
Oct. 13: Monaco - Chartres
Oct. 13: St Chamond - La Rochelle
Oct. 13: Orchy - Rennes
Oct. 13: Quimper - Lievin
Oct. 13: Cognac - Vichy
Oct. 13: Souffel - CFBB
Oct. 13: Challans - Rueil


Fos Ouest ink deal with Tanguy Ramassamy - by Eurobasket News (T)

Fos Ouest tabbed Tanguy Ramassamy (204-C-90). The centre joined the team some time ago for a try-out period. His performance satisfied the coaching staff and they decided to keep the player on the roster. Tanguy Ramassamy spent the last season in Pau-Lacq-Orthez. He tallied 3.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in EuroChallenge. In ProA Tanguy Ramassamy notched 0.8 points per appearance. Tanguy Ramassamy used to play for French U18, U19 and U20 National Teams.


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BBC Rabotnicki celebrated against Lukoil Academic - by Georgi Bujukliev

Especially interesting, attractive friendly match played t in Skopje City Park BBC Rabotnicki against Lukoil from Bulgaria.
BBC Rabotnicki , led by spirited Slobodan Mihajlovski celebrated with 93 - 88 after one over time.
" This was our generell test before the championship and I have to say that I am fully satisfied with the game, " said coach Marjan Lazovski after the match . Today have been achieved a number of points, but no matter , I am satisfied from our defense .
Otherwise , before the match , sporting director of BBC Rabotnicki Dejan Jovanovski assigned gratitude to the Lukoil's Coach,Marin Dokuzovski for the years of work and good results with the team from the City Park .
For BBC Rabotnicki this was the last preparation match before the start of the season . First match of the Macedonian Premier League in the men's competition , according to the schedule , Workers should play the next weekend away game against BBC Kozuv in Gevgelija .



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Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Ryan BROOKS
  LTi 46ers
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, LTi 46ers21.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm21.0 
 3. Taylor, Neckar L.18.5 
 4. Nachbar, Brose B.18.0 
 5. Zirbes, Brose B.17.5 
 6. Staiger, Neckar L.17.5 
 7. Chubb, EWE Baskets17.0 
 8. Haynes, Art.Dragons16.7 
 9. Weems, Telekom16.0 
 10. Gordon, Phoenix16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.3 
 2. Theis, Ratiopharm10.0 
 3. Gordon, Phoenix8.3 
 4. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.0 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.7.7 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen7.3 
 7. Ford, Brose Baske.7.0 
 8. NaNa, NY Phantoms7.0 
 9. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.0 
 10. Cain, Bayreuth6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jordan, Telekom9.0 
 2. Joyce, EWE Baskets7.0 
 3. Harris, LTi 46ers5.7 
 4. Jacobsen, Brose B.5.5 
 5. Rice, B.Muenchen4.7 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.7 
 7. Bell, Phoenix Hagen4.7 
 8. Jones, Fraport SKY4.7 
 9. Bailey, Bayreuth3.7 
 10. Howell, TBB Trier3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.3.5 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.3 
 3. Jagla, B.Muenchen2.0 
 4. Burrell, EWE B.2.0 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.2.0 
 6. Jones, Fraport SKY2.0 
 7. Robertson, Fraport1.7 
 8. Bell, Phoenix Hagen1.7 
 9. Mitchell, NY Phant.1.7 
 10. Bailey, Bayreuth1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm2.7 
 2. Zirbes, Brose B.2.5 
 3. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen2.0 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.7 
 6. Turek, Neckar L.1.5 
 7. Jagla, B.Muenchen1.5 
 8. Neumann, Brose B.1.5 
 9. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 10. Ortner, LTi 46ers1.3 


ALBA brings in Brian Randle - by Eurobasket News (T)

ALBA brings in Brian Randle (203-F-85) for 2-month period. The player signed the contract with an option for the season.
Earlier he played for Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (Premier League, starting five). Last season he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 66.7% in EuroCup and in Israeli League showed 11.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-4 (1.4bpg), FGP: 56.4%, FT: 55.8%.
Before that he played for Gilboa/Galil. Brian Randle arrived to Gilboa/Galil after he graduated in USA. In very short time he became on of the team's essential players helping it to reach Israeli Final Four. He appeared in 28 games averaging 13.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.7 spg. Except of the good offensive skills, Randle presented himself as a great defensive player. At the end of the season he was named 'Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year -09'. Beside that, Randle also was awarded with 'Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Imports Team -09' and 'Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team -09'.
Brian Randle graduated at the University of Illinois. In his senior season he had 9.4 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Illinois was Big Ten Tournament Finalist -08. In 2004, as a freshman Randle reached NCAA Sweet 16.




Can The Mitteldeutscher BC Make A Rapid Impact In The Beko BBL Again Like In 2009-2010? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Back in 2009-2010 prior to the start of the regular season, basketball experts and critics were giving the Mitteldeutscher BC as little of a chance to survive the return back to the Beko BBL as red head Prince Harry is ever to erase his new scandal of undressing frequently in Las Vegas, world famous actor Mel Gibson ever to be taken seriously again by society after numerous escapades in the last years or Hessen club LTi Giessen 46ers of winning the 2013 Beko BBL title. However in 2009-2010, the Mitteldeutscher BC proved all the critics wrong displaying a solid season finishing in 11th placed even dismantling 8 time Belo BBL Alba Berlin twice in the two seasons in the Wolves den. Instead of being a tired and lazy wolf banished to their den without having gourmet deer for dinner, they presented themselves in their first season back in the Beko BBL as very hungry, high energy dangerous wolves who came to play every night and always showing that never die attitude never allowing that deer to fully escape their grasp. In the second season, they were unable to remain in the Beko BBL finishing in 17th place. Last season, they moved down competiting in the always competitive PRO A controlling the league and mowing down the competition like an oversized Godzilla type of wolf and now have entered the Beko BBL again ready to battle again not oversatisfied from just deer, but always looking to have that special smorgasbord Alba Berlin for dinner. As was the case three years ago, critics are giving the Mitteldeutscher BC as little chance of surviving this season. However despite a 0-2 start, the club has shown early strides in the preseason eliminating established Beko BBL teams in 40 minutes of play like Braunschweig, Wurzburg, Alba Berlin and Giessen. This is a team that no Beko BBL team can take lightly because if any teams dares to then they will quickly get an annoying surprise of a nasty wolf bite in the behind. If there is any indication that the Mitteldeutscher will survive another season in the Beko BBL, then just seeing the coach Silvano Poropat (agency: FCM ) barking commands behind the bench to Sharaud Curry or Devin Uskowski should ease wolf fans since his track record in the Beko BBL has been very positive leading a EnbW team in the 2006-2007 season more than unexpectedly to the top of the league winning the regular season and losing in the semis to Bamberg. He didnt waste his time last season forcefully leading the club back into the Beko BBL. Poropat is a very well respected basketball name in Germany and has the basketball knowledge and coaching skills to make another basketball success this time in Weissenfels. Silvano is a very good head coach. He always is able to build good organized teams. He always does a super job scouting and is always ready for any opponent. He always makes competitive teams and you cant underestimate them since they are always competitive. MBC is like Giessen in that they have a home bonus which is very important in this league. It is always hard to win there. I dont think that they will be a team like BG Goettingen last season. It will be very tight at the end of the standings this season. They played pretty well in Bonn. I think that they have a chance to stay in the league. MBC will be hungry and a player like Devin Uskowski will be hungry now being able to play in the first league. That situation reminds me of ex Tuebingen player Juwan Howard when he moved up to the Beko BBL, he played well. I think that if they have enough players that stay hungry then they could have a very good chance of remaining in the league, warned basketball expert Steven Clauss.

In 2009-2010, MBC played very solid and were near and around the playoff standings for the whole season and really surpassing the highest expectations. The team finished the season in 10th place with a record of 18-16 and at times played as if they were a playoff team despite having the smallest budget in the BEKO BBL The team started off quickly winning their first three games and having a 6-2 record including wins against The Telekom Baskets Bonn and The Brose Baskets Bamberg. The only problem that the club really had was that it wasnt always consistent. Despite their up and down play, the team had shown that it can compete with any team as they also added wins against 2009 BEKO BBL champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg and the Artland Dragons to their collection. Their biggest win of the season was against 8 time BEKO BBL champion Alba Berlin. The team had a lightening start like the Nordlingen Giants in 2008-2009, but the only difference is that they have been able to play solid all the way through, not sustain injuries and not have to count on a four man rotation. MBC had a very young team which might have had to do with their up and down play. It is really a matter of execution. Sometimes we executed well while other times we are very sloppy. We were not always mature to balance out our game plan, stressed ex MBC American Ade Dagunduro who played at the 2012 Olympics in London for Nigeria. Teams started to figure out how to attack them and play against them, said Quentin Pryor. MBC was able to strengthen their offense. MBC was always a defensive team, but the team became very solid on offense, stated Quentin Pryor. MBC play very hard at both ends of the court and play together as a whole unit, stressed Tuebingen guard Steven Wright. "When you have 12 players on the same page then it is also a lot easier to win. We were a young team and all guys seemed to connect very well. We all understood each other and they were all good guys. I like every guy, stressed ex CSKA center Anatoly Kashirov.

In 2009-2010, MBC got off to a quick 6-2 start, but in 2010-2011 MBC started at 3-7 and were moping at position 16 near the BEKO BBL cellar. Nobody had to be a mathematician wiz to see that MBC seemed to have a little less quality than in 2009-2010. The team lost key players Ade Dagunduro, Giorgi Gamqrelidze, Anatoly Kashirov and Nikita Khartchenkov and role players Ivan Elliot and Oskar Fassler. In 2010-2011, the team got Michael hakim Jordan and Jerome Tillman who have been their most important players and solid role players Vassil Evtimov and Davon Roberts. MBC might have gotten off to a slow start, but the season was long and might have made a run. "MBC is a solid team that just hasnt come together yet this season", warned Phoenix Hagen guard Quentin Pryor. Having a Jordan barking the signals in the backcourt and having a Bernard scoring, MBC had little weakness at the guard position. "The MBC guard play is great. They also have good experience in the paint with Guido Grunheid. They will get better as the season goes along", commented John Bynum in 2010. MBC was only averaging 31 rebounds per game which is 7 less than what The Deutsche Bank Skyliners average in March 2011, but the club could have had a strong rebounding day anytime especially when a Vassil Evtimov was making room under the boards. "They were a very good rebounding team. They had big bodies that crashed and controled the glass", warned Quentin Pryor. However after the 70-58 home loss to the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, MBC lost four of the last five games despite Ron Ross leading the team in scoring each game and went down to the PRO A.

Last season, the Mitteldeutscher BC finished the regular season with a record of 23-5 and finishing in first place of the standings. They had a huge 8 game winning streak at the start of the season which kind of set the tone of how the season would run. In the playoffs, they easily took care of Science City Jena sweeping them and winning by an average of 22 points per game. In the semi finals, they found a hard nosed opponent with the Crailsheim Merlins winning 3-1 in games. In the PRO A final, they met the Kirchheim Kights losing the first game on the road 88-82, but wrapped up the 2012 PRO A title at home winning 81-73 securing the title on account of winning the point difference.
This season, Silvano Poropat (agency: FCM ) chose to say farewell to a core of last seasons players with Arizona Reid, Robert Faye-Holcomb, Louis Hinnat and ex North Carolina state forward Jordan Collins. He opted to keep many of the German players with the heart and soul of the team captain Sascha Leutloff, Steve Wachalski, Philipp Heyden, Malte Schwarz and Johannes Lange. He also decided to keep Iceland scorer Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson. This season, he has brought a core of talented less known Americans. Kelly Beidler tore up the league in Iceland and Finland and now is looking to make the next jump in the higher league Beko BBL. Sharaud Curry is a diminutive point guard that tore up the Austrian league last season and also is looking to make an impact in the higher league Beko BBL. Chad Timberlake brings experience to the guard position and is playing in his fifth country in Europe. Devin Uskoski is a sort of Cinderella story as it took him four years to move from the German Regionaliga to the Beko BBL. Poropat also brought in help for the boards with Serb Djordje Pantelic. With only 1,4 million Euro budget, the club has little chance of picking up high class players. Despite little money and less talented players, the team will not go scared into the season. We know that we have one of the smallest budgets in the league, but we will take up the challenge and will go with a lot of self confidence into the season. We dont want to make the mistake that small teams do and get into debt. For us it isnt so critical if we play BBL or PRO A, stressed MBC manager Martin Geisler. A strength that the team has is their unpredictability. They had many different top scorers in the pre season and the scoring was always well balanced. The team will have nothing lose and fight in every game as if its their last game. Weaknesses in the team is under the basket where the team is thinly stacked. The team also coughed up the ball much in the preseason. We are still making too many mistakes on offense and have problems finding our rhythm. We still have to work much on ending the play, warned MBC head coach Silvano Poropat (agency: FCM ).

In the short two year tenure that the Mitteldeutscher BC had from 2009-2011, the Frankfurt Skyliners were able to leave the floor each time as the winner and have a positive 4-0 record in that time. In the 2009-2010 season who could forget the exciting 76-74 win in MBC as Frankfurt was down 10 points and made a big comeback in the last minutes as American guard Aubrey Reese won the game with a shot. Frankfurt won the game at home 77-65 as American Jimmy Mckinney led Frankfurt with 17 points, Derrick Allen added 12 points and Skyliner legend Pascal Roller 11 points. In the 2010-2011 season, the Deutsche Bank Skyliners had an easier time winning as they routed the Wolves 83-52 at home as Dashaun Wood had a type of Derrick Rose performance with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists. Dominik Bahiense De Mello added 13 points and KImmo Muurinen 11 points. Frankfurt won in Weissenfels 70-58 as Dashaun Wood poured in 26 points and Quantez Robertson steered 11 points.

The Mitteldeutscher BC come to Frankfurt with a 0-2 record and want to get that monkey off their back and return home with their first win. They played a spirited first game in Bonn, but lost 83-77. They lost the rebound battle and shot only 29% from outside. Their best stat of the game were the seven turnovers. The team returned home to face Phoenix Hagen but lost again. They lost the rebounding duel and shot poorly again from the parking lot at 29%. They also coughed up the ball 18 times. The best positive out of both games is surely that different players popped up in the scoring and that it is very spread out. The Fraport Skyliners come home looking to win their home opener. After a less than satisfactory loss in Ludwigsburg, the club showed a strong game in Artland winning 89-80. It was their third win there in a row and they come home with confidence. They finally found their shot shooting 52% from the field and 52% from the three point line. They did a great job taking care of the ball only having eight turnovers. Larry Wright had his breakout game with 21 points as did American Johnathon Jones who had 14 points and eight assists. He did a superb job with the playmaking duties leading a well balanced attack and never losing the offensive rhythm. The only negative stat is that the starters made 81of the 89 points. This will not work every night and the team will need help from the bench on a consistent rate. This will be a hard fought game where defense might take center stage. The Fraport Skyliners have been known as being a defensive force and could make dividends with a strong effort against MBC. One player already has defense inscribed in his brain. If we come out and play defense the way that we know how, then we will not only win against MBC, but many games this season, stressed Quantez Robertson. The Fraport Skyliners host MBC October 10th at 19:30.

The Mitteldeutscher BC is led by Steve Wachalski who is leading the team in scoring after two games. It took the German seven years to reach the Beko BBL in 2010 with BBC Bayreuth. He played his first five seasons starting in 2003 in the Regionaliga with Osnabrueck before reaching the PRO B in 2008. In 2010-2011, he got Beko BBL experience with BBC Bayreuth playing 27 games: 3.3ppg, 1.8rpg. Last season for MBC, he played 37 games: 9.9ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 63.2%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 77.1%. Kelly Beidler is a 24 year old 199cm forward from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is starting his third professional basketball season and third in Europe. He is a very athletic forward that can do it all with rebounding, posting up, shooting from outside as firstmost is a team playerHe played at Mt St Marys from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 31 games: 10.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.1%. In 2001 as a rookie he played for : IR Reykjavik (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 24 games: Score-4 (21.7ppg), Reb-2 (12.4rpg), 3.8apg, Steals-5 (2.5spg), Blocks-3 (2.0bpg), FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 72.9%. Last season he played for : Karhu Kauhajoki (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 44 games: Score-4 (19.2ppg), Reb-5 (9.8rpg), 1.4apg, Steals-1 (2.3spg), Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 70.8%. Milan Brown his coach at Mt St Marys has helped shape him to be the player that he is today. Milan Brown is one of the smartest people Ive met and always had wise words up to this day. I remember two things he would say, To reach the highs, you have to experience the low I didnt feel like I belonged in Iceland but hey I did it and here I am and another was every player is equal when stepping onto the court but when the lights turn on and its time to play ball, the best separate themselves from the pack. Thats what I try to do every time i step on the court, added Kelly Beidler.

Sharaud Curry is a 25 year old 178cm point guard from Gainesville, Georgia that is playing his third professional basketball season. He played at Providence (NCAA) from 2006-2010. He played a total of 119 NCAA games. In his senior year he played 31 games: 15.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 87.5%. In 2010-2011, he was a rookie for AZS Koszalin (Poland-PLK): 3 games: 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.3apg, left in Oct.'10, in Jan.'11 moved to AEK Athens (Greece-A1): 7 games: 2.7ppg, 1.0apg. Last season he played for Allianz Swans Gmunden (Austria-A Bundesliga, starting five): 41 games: 18.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 77.0%. Last season he won the Austrian Super Cup and was MVP as well as winning the Austrian Cup and being an allstar. Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson is a 23 year old 190cm guard from Iceland. He started his basketball career in 2003 for Fjolnir (Intersport League) and played most of his career in Iceland except for a stint with CB Dunas Hotels Gran Canaria Las Palmas (Spain-EBA) in 2007. He played for Top Iceland team and ex Skyliner Derrick Allen team Keflavik (Iceland-Express) from 2008-2011. In his three seasons there, he never averaged less than 16,5ppg. Last season he played for Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (Germany-ProA): 37 games: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 77.6%. Chad Timberlake is a 28 year old 193cm guard that was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is a very talented point guard with good physical size (6'4",208 lbs.) and toughness, he can play the shooting guard position, if that is what is needed for the team. Chad is the floor general with excellent court vision and he is a natural team leader. He can play fast break style or he can run an offense with set plays, whatever is essential to win. He is an extremely athletic guard and gets to the basket, always finishing ha rd. He has the skills to take over games with his scoring and jumping ability. He played at Fairleigh Dickinson (NCAA) from 2002-2006. In 2006-2007 as a rookie he played for Mlekarna Kunin Novi Jicin (Czech Republic-NBL, starting five): EuroCup Challenge: 8 games: 16.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.0apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 61.3%, 3FGP: 21.1%, FT: 61.1%; Czechs League: 46 games: 15.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 60.6%. In 2007-2008, he played in the States for the Albany Patroons (CBA, starting Five): 36 games: 15.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 73.1.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for Sokol Znicz Jaroslaw (Poland-PLK, starting five): 11 games: 14.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.5apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 53.6%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 52.0%. In 2009-2010, he played for Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (Hungary-A Division): 18 games: 5.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 56.5%. In 2010-2011, he played for Elitzur Yavne (Israel-National League, starting five): 31 games: 20.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 73.2%. Last season he played for Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely (Hungary-A Division, starting five): 36 games: Score-3 (21.3ppg), 5.0rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP-3 (67.4%), 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 71.1%. He won the cup and league title in Hungry in 2010.

Devin Uskoski is a 26 year old 201 cm forward from Brush Praire who can rebound with the best of them and reacts very smart under the boards. He played at Rocky Mountain (NAIA) and turned professional in 2009. In 2009-2010, he was a rookie for BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-Regionalliga)): 26 games: 25.9ppg, 11.0rpg, FGP: 70.3%, 3Pts: 48.6%, FT: 73.5%. In 2010-2011, he moved up a league with BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany): 31 games: Score-4 (20.7ppg), Reb-1 (10.8rpg), 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 62.4%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 73.4%. Last season, he was one of the top forwards in the PRO A for VfL Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA): 36 games: 16.1ppg, Reb-3 (8.1rpg), 1.3apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 83.4%. This past summer, he played for the Vancouver Volcanoes (IBL, starting five): 12 games: 17.2ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 57.6%, FT: 74.6%. Djordje Pantelic is a 28 year old 204cm forward form Serbia that gives MBC added experience as Germany will be his sixth country in Europe. He got early experience playing in Cyprus. In 2009-2010, he played for BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti (Romania-Div.A, starting five): Romanian League: 14 games: 6.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 63.0%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 71.4%; Balkan League: 5 games: 7.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 71.4%, released in Dec.'09, in Feb.'10 moved to Stjarnan (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 11 games: 14.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.7apg, 2.9bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.3%. In 2010-2011, he played for Apollon Patras (Greece-A2): 30 games: 11.0ppg, Reb-2 (8.9rpg), 1.4apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 64.8%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 72.4%. Last season, he played for Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely (Hungary-A Division, starting five): 38 games: 13.0ppg, Reb-4 (9.0rpg), 1.9apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-2 (1.6bpg), FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 69.9%. Sascha Leutloff is a 30 year old 202cm forward from Berlin. He continues to have his heart with MBC as the captain is returning for a sixth season. He started to play organized basketball at age 16 and developed rapidly into a promising player. He has very good speed and athletic potential, is a very good and aggressive defender, can play inside out, is an exceptional offensive rebounder, has a very good character and is a smart person on and off the court. He started his basketball career with TUS Lichterfelde in 2001 and also played with Alba Berlin from 2004-2006. Last season for MBC, he played 37 games: 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 74.1%. He won the Beko BBL cup in 2006 with Alba Berlin. Malte Schwarz is a 23 year old 188cm guard that is palying hiss econd season in Weissenfels. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Bramfelder SV Hamburg (2.Regionalliga). He then played a season with SC Rist Wedel (Regionalliga) before getting his feet wet in the Beko BBL playing for Phoenix Hagen from 2008-2011. He played a total of 58 Beko BBL games. Last season for MBC, he played 25 games: 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 88.0%. Johannes Lange is a 27 year old 208cm center that took nine years of playing in the German minor leagues before finally getting his chance this season in the Beko BBL with MBC. He started his basketball career with Rhondorf 1912 Dragons (2.Bundesliga) in 2003 where he played until 2010. In 2010-2011, he played for GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck (ProA): 22 games: 3.9ppg, 2.1rpg. Last season, he played for BG Karlsruhe (ProA): 6 games: 3.2ppg, 1.0rpg; left in Nov.'11, then moved to Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (ProA): 21 games: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg




BBL Round 3 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Round 3 means everything may happen in BBL as the season just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Telekom Baskets (1-1) in Bonn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by BBC Bayreuth (3-0) 78-70. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 29-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Telekom Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 11 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BBC Bayreuth have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Telekom Baskets at the other side dropped to the eighth position with one game lost. They share it with TBB Trier and EWE Baskets. BBC Bayreuth are looking forward to face EnBW Ludwigsburg (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Telekom Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#14) in Braunschweig and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Muenchen. Sixteenth ranked Artland Dragons (1-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Bayern Muenchen (1-2) 87-85 in the fight for the eleventh place. It was a good game for American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 4 assists. Anthony King contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Bayern Muenchen. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Artland Dragons left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Bayern Muenchen. Artland Dragons will play against league's second-placed Brose Baskets in Bamberg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayern Muenchen will play on the road against Mitteldeutscher BC (#13) in Weissenfels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Frankfurt between Mitteldeutscher BC and Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Seventeenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (1-2) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (1-2). Mitteldeutscher BC managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 in the fight for the eleventh place. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for Morris Curry who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Zachery Peacock with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Mitteldeutscher BC will meet at home Bayern Muenchen (#11) in the next round. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against TBB Trier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Hagen, where higher ranked New Yorker Phantoms (1-2) lost to thirteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-1) in a road game 78-89. It was an exceptional evening for Larry Gordon who led the winners and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm and s.Oliver Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Phoenix Hagen's next round opponent will be ALBA Berlin (#7) on the road. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Telekom Baskets (#10) in Bonn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Wuerzburg. Local s Oliver Baskets (2-1) beat 12th ranked LTi 46ers (1-2) 87-75 on Wednesday night. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Jason Boone who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). s Oliver Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm and Phoenix Hagen. Loser LTi 46ers dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. s Oliver Baskets will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#18).

In the last game of round 3 Ratiopharm defeated Bremerhaven in Ulm 88-82.
The best stats of 3rd round was 18 points and 14 rebounds by John Bryant of Ratiopharm.


B.Muenchen - Art.Dragons 85-87

Important game to mention about took place in Muenchen. Sixteenth ranked Artland Dragons (1-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Bayern Muenchen (1-2) 87-85 in the fight for the eleventh place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-17. But Bayern Muenchen won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Artland Dragons made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Bayern Muenchen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 4 assists. American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) added 16 points and 8 assists in the effort for Bayern Muenchen. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Artland Dragons left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Bayern Muenchen. Artland Dragons will play against league's second-placed Brose Baskets in Bamberg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayern Muenchen will play on the road against Mitteldeutscher BC (#13) in Weissenfels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: M.Haynes 20+4ast, B.Taylor 16+4reb+3ast, A.King 14+7reb+2ast, K.Valters 12+4reb+5ast, A.Drevo 8+2reb+2ast, P.Popovic 8+1ast
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 16+1reb+8ast, J.Homan 13+10reb+4ast, D.Greene 11+1reb+2ast, C.Troutman 10+4reb, L.Roberts 8+7reb+1ast, Y.Halperin 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 183830


Telekom Baskets - Bayreuth 70-78

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Telekom Baskets (1-1) in Bonn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by BBC Bayreuth (3-0) 78-70. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 29-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Telekom Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 11 points. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists and the other American import swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BBC Bayreuth have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Telekom Baskets at the other side dropped to the eighth position with one game lost. They share it with TBB Trier and EWE Baskets. BBC Bayreuth are looking forward to face EnBW Ludwigsburg (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Telekom Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#14) in Braunschweig and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: J.Trapani 19+8reb+2ast, N.Simon 12+3reb+1ast, B.Bailey 11+3reb+3ast, G.McGhee 11+4reb+2ast, J.Cain 8+6reb+1ast, T.Spoeler 5+2reb
Telekom Baskets: J.Jordan 16+5reb+10ast, K.Weems 12+4reb+1ast, R.Vaden 12+5reb, C.Ensminger 8+6reb, D.McCray 7+1reb+2ast, P.Ewing Jr. 5+8reb
gschID: 183829


Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm 82-88

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (0-3) was defeated at home by eighth ranked ratiopharm Ulm (2-1) 88-82 on Wednesday. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 29-21 charge of ratiopharm Ulm, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) who scored 31 points. His fellow American import center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jacob Burtschi (198-84, college: Air Force) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Phoenix Hagen and s.Oliver Baskets. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven still closes the standings with three games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face s Oliver Baskets (#6) in Wuerzburg in the next round. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play on the road against LTi 46ers (#16) in Giessen and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: A.Ray 31+1reb+2ast, J.Bryant 18+14reb+1ast, P.Guenther 14+4ast, L.Jeter 6+1reb+2ast, D.Watts 6+2reb, S.Esterkamp 5+1reb+4ast
Bremerhaven: S.Morrison 19+7reb, S.Jackson 15+7reb+3ast, J.Burtschi 14+13reb+3ast, S.Burrell 12+1reb+4ast, J.Stommes 11+4reb+2ast, K.Waleskowski 5+1reb
gschID: 183828


Fraport SKY - MBC 68-71

A very close game took place in Frankfurt between Mitteldeutscher BC and Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Seventeenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (1-2) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (1-2). Mitteldeutscher BC managed to escape with a 3-point win 71-68 in the fight for the eleventh place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-13. But Deutsche Bank Skyliners won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 4 assists. Forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) helped adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. Four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) with 24 points and 9 rebounds and guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Mitteldeutscher BC will meet at home Bayern Muenchen (#11) in the next round. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against TBB Trier and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MBC: M.Curry 20+4reb+4ast, K.Beidler 17+10reb, S.Wachalski 11+4reb+2ast, C.Timberlake 10+4reb+3ast, D.Uskoski 8+6reb, D.Pantelic 3+3reb
Fraport SKY: Z.Peacock 24+9reb+2ast, Q.Robertson 12+8reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+1reb+6ast, L.Wright 7+1reb, K.Klein 6, D.Barthel 6+2reb
gschID: 183827


Phoenix Hagen - NY Phantoms 89-78

We should mention about the upset which took place in Hagen, where higher ranked New Yorker Phantoms (1-2) lost to thirteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-1) in a road game 78-89. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. New Yorker Phantoms was better in fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Phoenix Hagen players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who led the winners and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) accounted for 17 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Phoenix Hagen players scored in double figures. American point guard Jeremiah Davis (183-81, college: Pacific, agency: Strategic Sports) came up with 18 points and British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St., agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for New Yorker Phantoms in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm and s.Oliver Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Phoenix Hagen's next round opponent will be ALBA Berlin (#7) on the road. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Telekom Baskets (#10) in Bonn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 17+2reb+4ast, L.Gordon 17+5reb+5ast, B.Kruel 15+4reb+2ast, A.Hess 10+5reb+1ast, D.Gregory 10+4reb+1ast, A.Lodwick 8+4reb+1ast
NY Phantoms: J.Davis 18+3reb, E.Boateng 13+5reb, D.Schroeder 9+1reb+3ast, T.McFadden 8+2reb+2ast, C.Mitchell 8+3reb, H.NaNa 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 183825


s.Oliver Baskets - LTi 46ers 87-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Wuerzburg. Local s Oliver Baskets (2-1) beat 12th ranked LTi 46ers (1-2) 87-75 on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by s Oliver Baskets. LTi 46ers was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded LTi 46ers 32-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Ben Jacobson (188-83, college: N.Iowa) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Five s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 26 points and LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm and Phoenix Hagen. Loser LTi 46ers dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. s Oliver Baskets will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#18).
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 16+5reb, B.Jacobson 16+3reb+4ast, J.Boone 16+10reb+2ast, J.McKinney 12+1reb+2ast, J.Little 11+5reb+5ast, L.McIntosh 6+1reb+1ast
LTi 46ers: R.Brooks 26+4reb+1ast, J.Baxter 14+2reb+4ast, L.Prowell 13+7reb+2ast, B.Ortner 8+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 7+2reb+4ast, J.Fields 4+3reb
gschID: 183826


Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Bayreuth 3-0 
 2. Brose Baskets 2-0 
 3. Neckar L'burg 2-0 
 4. Phoenix Hagen 2-1 
 5. Ratiopharm 2-1 
 6. s.Oliver Baskets 2-1 
 7. ALBA 1-0 
 8. EWE Baskets 1-1 
 9. TBB Trier 1-1 
 10. Telekom Baskets 1-1 
 11. B.Muenchen 1-2 
 12. Fraport SKY 1-2 
 13. MBC 1-2 
 14. NY Phantoms 1-2 
 15. Art.Dragons 1-2 
 16. LTi 46ers 1-2 
 17. Walter Tigers 0-2 
 18. Bremerhaven 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: Phoenix Hagen - NY Phantoms 89-78
Oct. 10: s.Oliver Baskets - LTi 46ers 87-75
Oct. 10: B.Muenchen - Art.Dragons 85-87
Oct. 10: Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm 82-88
Oct. 10: Telekom Baskets - Bayreuth 70-78
Oct. 10: Fraport SKY - MBC 68-71

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Ratiopharm - s.Oliver Baskets
Oct. 13: Bayreuth - Neckar L'burg
Oct. 13: MBC - B.Muenchen
Oct. 13: NY Phantoms - Telekom Baskets
Oct. 13: LTi 46ers - Bremerhaven
Oct. 13: Art.Dragons - Brose Baskets
Oct. 14: TBB Trier - Fraport SKY
Oct. 14: ALBA - Phoenix Hagen
Oct. 14: EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers



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  GREECE   


A1 League begins! - by George Fragkos

The Greek lockout is luckily over just one week after its start and the teams are going to get into the courts on the 13th of October. The organizer of A1 Basket League, ESAKE, announced officially the end of the waiting period taking the best decision for the game. However, the problem with the TV rights has not been entirely solved and as the organizers made it clear, the battle to retain a better deal does not stop.

Unfortunately, the only channel interested so far is still the national TV, ERT. The proposal made by them has not been revoked but still it remains not totally satisfying for the clubs which negotiate for an improvement.

The solution seems to come from the two powerful clubs, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. The two giants took the decision to share more equally the money ERT gives acknowledging that they have to help the other clubs, which are struggling to cover their budgets.

For sure, one main reason that Olympiacos and Panathinaikos backed off and agreed the reduction of the money they were supposed to take has to be the Euroleague, which begins this week. All the other leagues have started and the two Greek teams have already been left behind as far as the playing form, comparing to all the others participating. This was a major fear of their coaches and certainly a big occasion for them to give up money that they deserve.



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 1-0 
 2. Groningen 1-0 
 3. Leeuwarden 1-0 
 4. Leiden 1-0 
 5. M.Magixx 1-0 
 6. Rotterdam 1-1 
 7. Amsterdam 0-1 
 8. Den Helder K. 0-1 
 9. Zwolle 0-1 
 10. Weert 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 6: Groningen - Weert 97-53
Oct. 7: M.Magixx - Amsterdam 90-70
Oct. 9: Weert - Rotterdam 65-69
Oct. 7: Zwolle - Den Bosch 62-71
Oct. 6: Den Helder K. - Leiden 44-83
Oct. 6: Leeuwarden - Rotterdam 120-64

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Leiden - Zwolle
Oct. 13: Rotterdam - Den Helder K.
Oct. 13: M.Magixx - Leeuwarden
Oct. 13: Weert - Den Bosch
Oct. 14: Amsterdam - Groningen


Rotterdam sign Miles and Echols to replace Sally and Lowe - by Fred Roggen (T)

Rotterdam Basketbal College have signed guard Anthony Miles (182-G-89) and powerforward Cameron Echols (203-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Ball St.) to replace pointguard Sally and center Lamarcus Lowe.
Miles just finished his college career at the Lamar University, so Rotterdam will be the first stop as a professional basketball player. He averaged 14.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.5% in 35 NCAA games last season, enough to make it to the All-Southland Conf. second team.

Echols arrives from UMFN Njardvik (Iceland), where he averaged 22.4ppg, 11.1rpg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 72.4% in 23 Icelandic Express League games
last season. He previously played in Spain, Mozambique, Uruguay and Portugal.




Matt Bauscher, " I will never be able to give back enough to this sport that has given me so much" - by Fred Roggen

In a cold Den Bosch, I sat down with former Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year-2010 Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, college: Boise St.), who returned to Holland after playing in Germany for the BBL team of BG Gttingen last season. He signed a deal with Dutch champion EiffelTowers Den Bosch in August. Bauscher suffered a medial meniscus tear during practice in preseason that forced him to miss the start of the Dutch Basketball League. He is working hard and rehabbing to make a return to the team in November. We talked about his new team, his return to Holland and the recovery of his injury.

First off all, welcome back Bausch. How is it to be back in Holland?
Thank you very much Fred! It feels great to be back on Dutch soil. Since my first time arriving to Schiphol Airport in August of 2008 until now... it's always felt like a second home here. My experiences in Leeuwarden and Groningen were some of the best years of my life. My fiance and I are loving it here already and looking forward to exploring more.

Your progression in Europe has been constant from the time you arrived five years ago. You seem to have adjusted right away to European basketball?
It's crazy to hear you say 5 years, can't believe it's been that long. Rookies in Europe who are reading this right now- ENJOY IT and make the most out of it because the seasons will fly by trust me. I've really learned a lot about basketball out here since arriving from Boise State. I think the longer you play the more the game slows down in your decision making, also when you feel comfortable with your living situation it makes everything better. The different European basketball leagues and cultures are so intriguing to me. When I got to play in Russia, Italy, Turkey and some of those countries I really tried to soak up the entire experience- on and off the court.

Few players put more passion and feeling in his game than Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, college: Boise St.). What does basketball mean to you?
Saying I love basketball probably isn't' doing it justice. Basketball has done so much for me as an individual I will be forever thankful. Playing basketball when I was 10 years old with my Horrace Grant goggles on, I never in a million years would think I would here today. When I was a little boy every single year our teacher would ask, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Every single time I wrote professional basketball player and then the teacher would kind of smile and laugh. Basketball is the reason I've been to 14 countries, have a college education, met so many amazing people from all over the world. I will never be able to give back enough to this sport that has given me so much.

What were the reasons to choose EiffelTowers Den Bosch?
I talked on the phone to Coach Korner about the opportunity of playing here and was immediately interested. They have a very rich tradition of winning here, with 15 Dutch Championships and many excellent players in the past who have played here. After the my conversation with Coach we were definitely on the same page with the same goals.

After 4 years of European basketball, do you see yourself as one of the leaders on the squad? What do you see as your role on the team?
I've always been the vocal guy on the team wherever I've been. We have 3 great veterans who have been here quite awhile with Peter, Kees and Steph. Those 3 all bring different qualities to the team and tons of experience. I think with the 4 of us vets and our talented younger guys we have a great squad. I'll be playing the majority of the time at shooting guard, different from Germany last year where they had me playing more point guard.

You be well-rounded offensively. Does that mean give you the ball when the game's on the line?
I definitely feel comfortable and want the ball when the game is on the line, but who doesn't. The way our team is made up, I think we will have a variety of different options when the game is on the line. We have some very good shooters so the floor will definitely be spread out for players to make plays.

You got injured during practice in the preseason, so how's that coming on?
It was tough to swallow at first, but I've been optimistic and the team has been very supportive. I had surgery two weeks ago today and started rehabbing last week already. The doctors and physical therapists said it's looking great so hopefully I'll be back playing really soon.

Is this the longest period of inactivity that you can remember?
This is by far the longest I've ever been out. I' had never even missed two games in a single season. Not in high school, college, Europe- never. I guess I would definitely rather miss a few games in October instead of in May.

Bausch, what bothers you right now? What kind of plan is in place to help you progress?
Not being able to help my teammates is frustrating. I just need to keep rehabbing and get as strong as possible. Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but you never go anywhere. The physical therapist here are doing a great job to ensure I come back ready.

Has that process made you a different player in any way? Is it possible for a player to keep learning basketball while not playing due to injury?
I think watching from the sidelines can be beneficial. You see options and angles that aren't also possible while playing. I also have the chance to help some of the younger guys with things they can tweak to be more successful.

Thanks Bausch for the time doing this interview. Wish You and the team a successful season.




Eredivisie: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Eredivisie just started.

Weert - Rotterdam 65-69
Rotterdam had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Hoessein Addow (, agency: R.H.Consultancy) fired 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American guard Matthew Otten (196-81, college: San Francisco St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 16 points. American center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Sjors Besseling (198-85, agency: Court Side) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: H.Addow 21+8reb, M.Otten 16+4reb+3ast, D.Jones 10+10reb+2ast, R.Merkx 6+2reb+5ast, R.Pijp 6+5reb, G.Slagter 5+2reb+2ast
Weert: S.Besseling 18+5reb+1ast, A.Carter 13+13reb+1ast, B.Perine 8+1reb+4ast, J.Padberg 8+5reb+3ast, S.Mulder 7+2reb+1ast, S.De Haas 7+2ast
gschID: 193593


Leeuwarden - Rotterdam 120-64
The game without a history. Leeuwarden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 42. Leeuwarden forced 19 Rotterdam turnovers and outrebounded them 39-16 including a 27-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Rotterdam's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Robert Holcomb Faye (185-84, college: Radford) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 15 assists for the winners. Holcomb Faye is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. The former international forward Daniel Jones (200-79) answered with 16 points and swingman Ivan Filipan (193-92, college: High School, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 18 points in the effort for Rotterdam.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Williams 28+6reb+1ast, S.Givens 20+6reb+1ast, V.Lietmeijer 15+2reb+2ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 15+5reb, S.Poels 12+9reb+2ast, H.Kherrazi 11+2reb+4ast
Rotterdam: I.Filipan 18+1reb+1ast, D.Jones 16+3reb+1ast, R.Pijp 9+3reb+1ast, M.Otten 8, G.Slagter 5+3reb+2ast, H.Addow 4+3reb
gschID: 193590


Zwolle - Den Bosch 62-71
The former international Kees Akerboom (200-83, agency: Court Side) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and American guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson, agency: Priority Sports) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Zwolle players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: K.Akerboom 21+4reb+3ast, D.Wright 13+10reb+2ast, A.Young 10+5reb+10ast, W.Carter 9+7reb, P.Van Paassen 7+2reb, R.de Pagter 6+2reb+2ast
Zwolle: T.Smith 18+6reb+2ast, J.Magette 13+2reb+3ast, K.Zondervan 11+8reb, D.Webb 11+16reb, Z.Novak 5+5reb, L.Williams 2+3reb
gschID: 193592


M.Magixx - Amsterdam 90-70
The game was mostly controlled by M.Magixx. Amsterdam was better in fourth quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for M.Magixx especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The former international center Marcel Aarts (213-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Ghanian-American guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-88, college: N.Iowa) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Five M.Magixx players scored in double figures. Forward Maurits Pieper (198-90) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Jeremy Ormskerk (190-82, agency: Court Side) added 15 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
M.Magixx: K.Ahelegbe 21+5reb+1ast, M.Aarts 18+9reb+2ast, R.Sihota 14+8reb+2ast, K.Martin 11+2reb+2ast, N.Oudendag 10+4reb+1ast, T.Vermeulen 9+4reb+1ast
Amsterdam: J.Ormskerk 15+2reb+1ast, M.Pieper 13+8reb+2ast, P.Faydherbe 11+1reb+2ast, B.Weijs 9+3reb+2ast, A.Roye 8+4reb+2ast, J.Markusse 5+3reb
gschID: 193591


Den Helder K. - Leiden 44-83
The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Leiden outrebounded Den Helder K. 43-21 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Naturalized Moroccan forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) nailed 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American guard Tony Gallo (180-89, college: Coppin St.) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. Forward Jan van der Kooij (198-90, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) came up with 5 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Mark Hill (180, college: CS Northridge, agency: Court Side) added 6 points respectively for Den Helder K. in the defeat. Den Helder K.'s coach Jean-Marc Jaumin gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Leiden: M.Kherrazi 15+9reb+2ast, M.Schachtner 15+3reb, S.Cunningham 14+3reb+1ast, T.Gallo 13+5reb+3ast, R.Bekkering 10+5reb, W.de Jong 8+7reb+2ast
Den Helder K.: S.Warren 8+1reb+1ast, M.Hill 6+2reb+2ast, P.Bach 6+1reb+1ast, J.van der Kooij 5+7reb, S.Mladenovic 5+2reb, K.Landman 4
gschID: 193589


Groningen - Weert 97-53
Groningen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Weert to just 6 points in second quarter. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Weert's 36. They outrebounded Weert 45-21 including a 37-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Groningen players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Weert's players. The former international center Thomas Koenis (206-89, agency: Court Side) fired 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Maurice Miller (187-88, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. Groningen's coach Hakim Salem felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Joost Padberg (202-91) produced 8 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 14 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Groningen: T.Koenis 18+8reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 15+7reb+2ast, J.Boykin 14+5reb+1ast, D.Van Der Horst 12+2reb+1ast, M.Miller 11+7reb+8ast, S.de Randamie 10+6reb+4ast
Weert: R.Fletcher 14+2reb+3ast, S.Besseling 12+1reb+1ast, J.Padberg 8+9reb+3ast, B.Perine 6+1reb+3ast, A.Carter 6+5reb, S.De Haas 3+3reb



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Air Avellino may sign Tomas Delininkaitis, ex Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News (T)

Sidigas Avellino (SerieA) is close to sign 30-year old Lithuanian international guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-80kg-82, agency: Interperformances). Delininkaitis has played for the last two seasons at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL league. In 4 Baltic League games last year he had 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the title (in both Baltic League and Lithuanian League !!!). Delininkaitis also played 27 games in LKL where he recorded 8.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team winning the title and the cup. Delininkaitis also played 34 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.2apg.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL Guard of the Year back in 2009.
Delininkaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002. Delininkaitis represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) this year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 5.5ppg, 1.0apg.
Delininkaitis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (UCAM Murcia), Ukraine (Budivelnyk and Azovmash) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Neptunas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Adrian Thomas moved to Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix - by Eurobasket News

Adrian Thomas (200-F-87, college: Miami, FL) moved to Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix for the upcoming season. He will start for the team after coming off a great summer with the Miami Heat.
In 2005-2006 he appeared for Miami, FL (NCAA) and in 23 games averaged 1.1ppg. In 2008-2009 for Miami, FL (NCAA) he increased to 5.1ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 40.1%, 3Pts: 35.7%, FT: 66.7%.
In 2009-2010 Adrian showed 7.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 75.0%. In his last season for Miami his stats read 9.1ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 38.6%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 70.3%.
In 2011-2012 Adrian Thomas moved to Bakersfield Jam (D-League) and after 54 games had 7.1ppg, 1.6rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 72.7%. In 2012 he participated at the NBA Summer League in Orlando (Miami Heat). In 2012 July he had fantastic time at NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Miami Heat).



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils14.0 
 2. Bertans, VEF Riga13.0 
 3. Vitols, LU12.5 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.11.5 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.11.5 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga11.5 
 7. Berzins, VEF Riga11.5 
 8. Kavaliauskas, VEF10.0 
 9. Peiners, LU9.5 
 10. Aizpurs, LU9.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.5 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils8.5 
 3. Zavackas, VEF Riga8.0 
 4. Kavaliauskas, VEF6.5 
 5. Virsis, Jekabpils5.5 
 6. Aizpurs, LU5.0 
 7. Blaus, VEF Riga4.5 
 8. Strazdins, LU4.5 
 9. Vitols, LU4.0 
 10. Rubenis, LU4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Peiners, LU4.0 
 2. Zavackas, VEF Riga4.0 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.0 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.0 
 5. Blaus, VEF Riga3.0 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Bertans, VEF Riga2.5 
 8. Vitols, LU2.5 
 9. Dargis, LU2.0 
 10. Aizpurs, LU2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.3.0 
 2. Strazdins, LU2.0 
 3. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 4. Peiners, LU2.0 
 5. O''Brien, Jekabpils2.0 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils1.5 
 7. Berzins, VEF Riga1.0 
 8. Zebergs, LU1.0 
 9. Janicenoks, VEF R.1.0 
 10. Zavackas, VEF Ri.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga2.5 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils1.5 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.5 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 6. Dargis, LU0.5 
 7. Vitols, Jekabpils0.5 
 8. Dargais, LU0.5 
 9. Zebergs, LU0.5 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.0.5 


LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. VEF Riga 2-0 
 2. Jurmala 1-0 
 3. Valmiera 1-0 
 4. Ventspils 1-0 
 5. Jekabpils 1-1 
 6. LU 1-1 
 7. Barons kvartals 0-1 
 8. Jelgava 0-1 
 9. Liepaja 0-1 
 10. Turiba 0-1 
 11. U18 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 10: VEF Riga - Jelgava 99-62
Oct. 10: Turiba - Valmiera 73-93
Oct. 10: Ventspils - Barons kvartals 68-52
Oct. 10: Liepaja - Jekabpils 56-57

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Liepaja - Valmiera
Oct. 13: Jelgava - Jurmala
Oct. 13: Jekabpils - Ventspils
Oct. 14: LU - Barons kvartals


LBL Round 2: VEF Riga grab second consecutive victory - by Eurobasket News

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

Liepaja - Jekabpils 56-57

Liepaja (0-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by Jekabpils (1-1) 57-56. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-12 Liepaja's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 57-56 at the end of the game. The former international center Jurijs Aleksejevs (202-85) had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Arnolds Helmanis (200-92) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Ingus Jakovics (185-93) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Jekabpils will play against higher ranked Ventspils at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liepaja will play against Valmiera.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: T.O'Brien 15+8reb+1ast, J.Aleksejevs 13+12reb+2ast, M.Hlebowicki 10+4reb, A.Vitols 7+3reb+1ast, K.Mediss 4+2reb, O.Virsis 4+6reb+1ast
Liepaja: I.Jakovics 12+5reb, E.Ezerskis 11+3reb+3ast, A.Helmanis 11+6reb, R.Magone 9+4reb+2ast, A.Bricis 5+3reb+2ast, A.Ate 4+5reb
gschID: 197973


VEF Riga - Jelgava 99-62

VEF Riga smashed Jelgava at home 99-62. The game without a history. VEF Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game, while Jelgava only scored seven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Jelgava 40-22 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. VEF Riga looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Jelgava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Will Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Five VEF Riga players scored in double figures. Forward Andris Justovics (200-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) replied with 13 points and guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Jelgava. Jelgava will play next round against strong Jurmala trying to get back on the winning streak. VEF Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: K.Janicenoks 13+2reb+3ast, W.Daniels 13+3reb+3ast, K.Berzins 12+3reb, L.Blaus 10+4reb+5ast, A.Strelnieks 10+5reb+1ast, D.Zavackas 10+8reb+3ast
Jelgava: A.Justovics 13+3reb, K.Kanbergs 12+2reb, S.Silavs 9+1reb+4ast, A.Duselis 7+4reb, G.Justovics 6+1ast, L.Mizis 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 197971


Turiba - Valmiera 73-93

An interesting game was also a 20-point tough home loss of Turiba in a game versus Valmiera 93-73. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Turiba managed to win fourth quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Valmiera had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eleven shots !!!) to lead the effort and guard Janis Kaufmanis (186-89) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Five Valmiera players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds by guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89) did not help to save the game for Turiba. Forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) added 15 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Turiba's coach Arnis Vecvagars let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera will meet Liepaja on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Turiba will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Berzins 28+10reb+2ast, J.Kaufmanis 16+4reb+4ast, A.Butjankovs 12+4reb+1ast, M.Ziedins 10+6reb+2ast, K.Krumins 10+3reb+6ast, E.Elksnis 5+1reb+4ast
Turiba: M.Sokolovs 18+7reb+2ast, M.Rudmiezis 15+4reb+4ast, K.Apsitis 14+4reb+1ast, N.Sondors 6+2reb+1ast, M.Motivans 6+5reb+2ast, M.Steinbergs 5+2reb
gschID: 197970


Ventspils - Barons kvartals 68-52

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Barons kvartals (0-1) and Ventspils (1-0), which took place in Ventspils. One of their biggest challengers Barons kvartals lost to Ventspils in a road game 52-68. Barons kvartals was better in fourth quarter 20-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils forced 19 Barons kvartals turnovers. The best player for the winners was international forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) who scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. International Arturs Berzins (204-88, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and forward Nauris Miezis (190-91) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Ventspils' next round opponent will be Jekabpils. Barons kvartals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena Latvijas Universitate.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: A.Berzins 11+4reb+1ast, D.Sims 10+1reb+3ast, J.Timma 10+9reb+2ast, M.Laksa 8+1reb, M.Meiers 8+5reb, V.Teel 7+4reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 20+10reb+1ast, N.Miezis 11+5reb+3ast, D.Zonne 5+2reb, A.Epners 5+8reb, S.Metra 4+6reb+4ast, A.Brunins 4+3reb
gschID: 197972



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Day 1 at the Coliseum Luis Leoro Franco - by Eurobasket News

GROUP A

Pinheiros/Sky (Brasil) - Obras Sanitarias (Argentina) 81:88

Pinheiros/Sky lost the opener of the South American League 2012. The Brazilian team lost to Obras Sanitarias from Argentina 81:88.
The South American League for Men's Club 2012 began with the first four team competition of the tournament at the coliseum Luis Leoro Franco, home of Club Deportivo Mavort (Ecuador). Obras Sanitarias won the first period 24-16, but could not keep the lead for good. Pinheiros bounced back with 18-10 in the second frame to tie the score at the halftime. The third quarter however was decisive in the game. The team from Argentine erupted with 31-16 and sealed the victory. They did not mind 23-31 in the last period.

Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) collected 21 points and 14 rebounds. David Huertas (195-G/F-87, college: Mississippi) notched 16, while Julio Mazzaro (188-G-79) Julio Eduardo had 11. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) posted 26 points in the losing effort and Smith Joseph Troy added 18. Feres Penna Fernando delivered 14, whilst Ferreira De Souza Rafael added 8.

Pinheiros/Sky (Brasil):
Paulinho Boracini 26, Smith Troy 18, Feres Penna Fernando 14, Ferreira De Souza Rafael 8
Obras Sanitarias (Argentina):
Martin Osimani 32, Juan Gutierrez 21+14 rebs, David Huertas 16, Julio Mazzaro 11




Club Deportivo Mavort (Ecuador) - Centauros de Apure (Venezuela) 73:84

Centauros de Apure edge Club Deportivo Mavort at the start of the South American League 2012. The team from Venezuela beat the hosts 84:73.
Club Deportivo Mavort started the game with 21-14 but could not keep the advantage. Centauros de Apure replied with 17-15 in the second frame and reduced to 5 points at the halftime. Moreover they added 23-22 in the third period for minus 4 entering the last stanza. In the final period Centauros de Apure erupted with 30-15 surge and grabbed the first victory.

Clarence Matthews (201-F-83, college: Tennessee St.) paced all the winners with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Tulio Cobos (196-F-86, college: Northeastern St.) and Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87, college: Campbellsville) had 16 each. Michael Flores (192-G-85) delivered 11 points in a win. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) replied with 28 points in the losing effort and Carlos Nazareno (201-F/C-79) had 10. Raul Cardenas (190-G-82, college: Faulkner) and Hiram Fuller (206-C-81, college: Fresno St.) posted 9 points each for the hosts.

Club Deportivo Mavort:
Elys Guzman 28, Carlos Nazareno 10, Raul Cardenas 9, Hiram Fuller 9
Centauros de Apure:
Clarence Matthews 20+11 rebs, Tulio Cobos 16, Nestor Colmenares 16, Michael Flores 11



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Relphorde, Naglis21.0 
 2. Samenas, Siauliai19.0 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.18.5 
 4. Orelikas, Rudupis17.5 
 5. Mockevicius, Nagli.15.7 
 6. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.15.0 
 7. Mazeika, Neptunas15.0 
 8. Hughes, Pieno Z.14.5 
 9. Janavicius, Rudupis14.5 
 10. Kuzminskas, Zalgi.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kieza, Siauliai11.5 
 2. Cipruss, Lietkabel.10.0 
 3. Bishop, Nevezis10.0 
 4. Sarakauskas, Nept.9.0 
 5. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.8.5 
 6. Balocka, Sakalai7.0 
 7. Cepukaitis, Pieno6.5 
 8. Radosevic, Lietuv.6.5 
 9. Alunderis, LSU-B.6.5 
 10. Vene, Rudupis6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kieza, Siauliai5.5 
 2. Jackson, Siauliai5.5 
 3. Vene, Rudupis4.5 
 4. Leonard, Juventus4.3 
 5. Sirutavicius, Liet.4.0 
 6. Hughes, Pieno Z.4.0 
 7. Dainys, Neptunas3.7 
 8. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.5 
 9. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.0 
 10. Ivanauskas, Rudu.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Relphorde, Naglis3.0 
 2. Kieza, Siauliai3.0 
 3. Juskevicius, Zalgi.2.5 
 4. Brown, Naglis P.2.3 
 5. Babkauskas, Lietk.2.0 
 6. Kasiuleviciu., Nag.2.0 
 7. Lengvinas, Naglis1.7 
 8. Kiausas, Sakalai1.7 
 9. Ulanovas, Pieno Z.1.5 
 10. Girdziunas, Nevez.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai3.5 
 2. Cepukaitis, Pieno2.5 
 3. Silinskis, Nevezis1.5 
 4. Dia, Siauliai1.5 
 5. Gates, Pieno Z.1.5 
 6. Jakstas, Nevezis1.5 
 7. Vene, Rudupis1.5 
 8. Radosevic, Lietuv.1.5 
 9. Kieza, Siauliai1.5 
 10. Bishop, Nevezis1.0 


Zalgiris land Ibrahim Jaaber - by Eurobasket News (T)

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) tabbed 28-year old Bulgarian ex-international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-82kg-84, college: Pennsylvania). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Jaaber played most recently at Houston Rockets in the NBA.
He was a member of Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2009. Jaaber also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships in Poland three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: Score-4 (16.9ppg), 5.0rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-1 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 63.0%.
Jaaber has played previously professionally in Italy (Armani Milano and Lottomatica Roma)
He attended University of Pennsylvania until 2007 and actually missed last season. It will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



LKL Round 4: Sakalai defeats Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was the first loss of Nevezis (1-1) in Vilnius on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Sakalai (1-2) 83-67. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-67. Sakalai forced 20 Nevezis turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Justas Sinica (203-F-85) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Center Ignas Ramasauskas (211-93) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sakalai's coach Romualdas Petronis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for Nevezis. Sakalai left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Neptunas. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Sakalai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nevezis will play at home against the league's second-placed Rudupis (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to top-ranked Siauliai (2-0) 72-63. Worth to mention a great performance of Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and Aurimas Kieza who added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Siauliai's coach Gediminas Petrauskas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) responded with 16 points. Siauliai keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Siauliai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Pieno Zvaigzdes (#7) in Pasvalys and hopes to get finally their first victory.
LSU-Baltai is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to Juventus (2-1) 83-74 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by Darrick Leonard who scored that evening 19 points and 5 rebounds. Even 21 points by Taurantas Tamosiunas did not help to save the game for LSU-Baltai. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Juventus moved-up to fifth place. Loser LSU-Baltai still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Lietkabelis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Prienai supposed to be also worth to mention about. Pieno Zvaigzdes (1-1) played at the court of Rudupis (2-0). Rudupis smashed Pieno Zvaigzdes 100-79. Siim-Sander Vene fired 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rudupis keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Pieno Zvaigzdes at the other side dropped to the sixth place with one game lost. Rudupis' next round opponent will be Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai where they are favorite. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play at home against Naglis Palangos in Palanga.


Sakalai - Nevezis 83-67

The most surprising game was the first loss of Nevezis (1-1) in Vilnius on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Sakalai (1-2) 83-67. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-67. Sakalai forced 20 Nevezis turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Justas Sinica (203-85) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Center Ignas Ramasauskas (211-93) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Sakalai players scored in double figures. Sakalai's coach Romualdas Petronis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and Danish center Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (210-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Nevezis. Sakalai left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Neptunas. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Sakalai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nevezis will play at home against the league's second-placed Rudupis (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: T.Cerneckis 16+4reb, P.Balocka 14+3reb+1ast, I.Ramasauskas 14+10reb, J.Sinica 14+6reb+6ast, A.Kiausas 12+3reb+5ast, P.Dambrauskas 7+3reb+3ast
Nevezis: T.Bishop 17+13reb+1ast, J.Zohore Bergstedt 14+6reb, V.Jasikevicius 12+2reb+1ast, M.Girdziunas 8+3reb+2ast, R.Jakstas 5+3reb, P.Semaska 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 194229


Naglis Palangos - Siauliai 63-72

Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to top-ranked Siauliai (2-0) 72-63. The guests were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 16-11 Naglis Palangos' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 72-63 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Naglis Palangos 40-22 including a 33-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Belarusian Vitali Liutych (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and the former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) who added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Siauliai's coach Gediminas Petrauskas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) responded with 16 points and American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Siauliai keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Siauliai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Pieno Zvaigzdes (#7) in Pasvalys and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: V.Liutych 18+7reb+1ast, P.Dia 17+6reb, L.Samenas 16+3reb+2ast, L.Jackson 11+4reb+6ast, A.Kieza 8+9reb+8ast, K.Artamonov 2+2reb+2ast
Naglis Palangos: M.Mockevicius 16+3reb+2ast, M.Kumpys 13+5reb, P.Brown 10+5reb+3ast, E.Lengvinas 9+1reb+5ast, M.Kasiulevicius 7+6reb+1ast, K.Petkus 3
gschID: 194228


Rudupis - Pieno Zvaigzdes 100-79

The game in Prienai supposed to be also worth to mention about. Pieno Zvaigzdes (1-1) played at the court of Rudupis (2-0). Rudupis smashed Pieno Zvaigzdes 100-79. Pieno Zvaigzdes was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 57-34 second half run of Rudupis. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) fired 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-89, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Rudupis players scored in double figures. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) produced 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Lukas Brazdauskis (202-88) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rudupis keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Pieno Zvaigzdes at the other side dropped to the sixth place with one game lost. Rudupis' next round opponent will be Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai where they are favorite. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play at home against Naglis Palangos in Palanga.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 16+1reb+3ast, S.Vene 16+7reb+4ast, Z.Janavicius 15+5reb+3ast, G.Kadziulis 14+3reb+5ast, A.Milaknis 13+1reb+1ast, A.Valeika 9+5reb+2ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: Y.Gates 14+4reb, B.Woodfox 13+1reb+1ast, T.Hughes 11+6reb+6ast, L.Brazdauskis 9+9reb, E.Ulanovas 9+3reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 8+8reb+2ast
gschID: 194226


LSU-Baltai - Juventus 74-83

LSU-Baltai is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their second consecutive match to Juventus (2-1) 83-74 on Tuesday evening. LSU-Baltai was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 25-11 charge of Juventus, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to LSU-Baltai's 32. The winners were led by American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) who scored that evening 19 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Darius Gvezdauskas (191-88) supported him with 16 points. Even 21 points by point guard Taurantas Tamosiunas (192-92) did not help to save the game for LSU-Baltai. Guard Paulius Malasauskas (188-91) added 8 points and 8 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Juventus moved-up to fifth place. Loser LSU-Baltai still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Lietkabelis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Juventus: D.Leonard 19+5reb+3ast, D.Gvezdauskas 16+3reb+2ast, N.Varnelis 14+1reb, G.McCulley 8+6reb, P.Morkeliunas 8+4reb+2ast, A.Viskontas 6+4reb+3ast
LSU-Baltai: T.Tamosiunas 21+3reb+1ast, V.Sragauskis 17+2reb, T.Urbonas 14+4reb, P.Malasauskas 8+4reb+8ast, E.Alunderis 8+8reb+2ast, M.Stasys 2
gschID: 194227


Standings - LKL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 10: Sakalai - Nevezis 83-67
Oct. 9: LSU-Baltai - Juventus 74-83
Oct. 10: Naglis Palangos - Siauliai 63-72
Oct. 10: Rudupis - Pieno Zvaigzdes 100-79

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 13: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Naglis Palangos
Oct. 13: Nevezis - Rudupis



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NBA Europe Live 2012: Barcelona prevail against Dallas - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Dallas Mavericks 99:85

FC Barcelona Regal overcame the Dallas Mavericks at the Palau Sant Jordi as part of the NBA Europe Live. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) produced 19 points each to lead the charge.
The Spanish team jumped to a 21:19 lead after the opening quarter. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second quarter. FC Barcelona ensured a 42:40 halftime advantage. The hosts cleared off in the third term. They went on a 9:2 run midway through the period to ensure a 53:45 lead. Later Barcelona added a 15:0 run to clear off to a 68:51 advantage. The Mavs managed to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark late in the regulation but the Spaniards hung on to win the game. Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) accounted for 13 points, while Tomic and Huertas contributed 12 points apiece for the winners. Chris Kaman (213-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) answered with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks. Darren Collison (183-PG-87, college: UCLA) had 14 points in the loss.

FC Barcelona Regal: Pete Mickeal 19, Juan Carlos Navarro 19, Nathan Jawai 13
Dallas Mavericks: Chris Kaman 15+10 boards, Darren Collison 14



Dwight Howard cleared for more practice, won't play Weds - by Diamadis Farmakis

Dwight Howard (6'11''-C-85) has been cleared for limited five-on-five scrimmages with the Los Angeles Lakers in his latest step back from offseason surgery. Let's see the facts of Howard's case. When he's expected to be ready.

Howard won't play in the Lakers' next preseason game Wednesday night against Portland in Ontario, Calif

Howard was cleared Tuesday for limited participation in full-court scrimmages with contact - He had participated in every other aspect of the Lakers' practices during training camp except full-court contact

The six-time All-Star center had surgery on his back last spring.

Howard hasn't projected a date for his Lakers debut, but is hopeful he can participate in a preseason game. After Wednesday's visit from the Trail Blazers, the Lakers will have six more exhibitions before their season opener Oct. 30 against Dallas



Chris Johnson signs with Orlando Magic - by Eurobasket News (T)

Orlando Magic announced the signing of Chris Johnson (6'6''-F-90). The forward was free agent. Chris Johnson was waived by the Clippers few days ago. Chris Johnson is looking to start his pro career. He graduated from Dayton this year. The forward averaged 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in his senior season. Chris Johnson was named 2010 NIT MVP. The forward was also four-time Atlantic 10 Conference honoree. He participated at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament as well as AirTran Orlando Summer League. He tallied 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds playing for the 76ers at the event.


Milwaukee, Chicago and New Orleans gain wins - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks stunned Cleveland Cavaliers 97:80 in Canton in pre-season action. The Bucks improved at 1-0 record after the win. Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) and Brandon Jennings (6'0''-PG-89) delivered 15 points apiece for the winners. Milwaukee established a 52:41 halftime lead. They boosted the lead to 13 points heading into the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Mike Jr. Dunleavy (6'9''-G/F-80, college: Duke) accounted for 12 points for the Bucks. C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) answered with 18 points for the Cavs. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) had 16 points in the defeat.
Chicago narrowly defeated Memphis 92:88 behind 18 points from Luol Deng (6'9''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke). The teams stayed close throughout the first half. The Grizzlies ensured a 52:49 halftime advantage. But the Bulls responded with a 32:13 run in the third term to pull ahead. The Grizzlies went on a comeback rally in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. Richard Hamilton (6'7''-G-78, college: Connecticut), Nazr Mohammed (6'10''-C-77, college: Kentucky) and Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington) provided 13 points apiece for the Bulls. Jerome Jordan (7'0''-C-86, college: Tulsa) answered with 13 points for the Grizzlies. Ronald Murray (6'4''-G-79, college: Shaw) had 11 points in the loss.
The Hornets toppled Charlotte Bobcats 97:82 for the second win in pre-season. Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93, college: Kentucky) tallied 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge. Robin Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) contributed 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Ben Gordon (6'2''-G-83, college: Connecticut) answered with 15 points for the Bobcats as they slipped at 1-1 record.



Sixers also waive Mikki Moore - by Eurobasket News (T)

Philadelphia 76ers waived Mikki Moore (6'11''-C-75, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nebraska). The centre spent the previous season between NBA and D-League. He averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Warriors in the NBA. Mikki Moore also played for the Idaho Stampede in D-League. His stats read 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game in D-League. He made it into D-League All-Defensive 2nd Team. Previously Mikki Moore had stints with the Kings, Supersonics, Clippers, Jazz, Pistons. The centre also had stints in CBA, NBDL and Greece. He participated at Greek All-Star Game in 1999. Mikki Moore was the member of USA National Team in 1999.


Xavier Silas waived by the 76ers - by Eurobasket News (T)

Philadelphia 76ers waived Xavier Silas (6'5''-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: N.Illinois). The guard joined the team for the pre-season training camp. Last season Xavier Silas started in France. He played for Gravelines Dunkerque. The guard notched 4.1 points, 2.0 rebounds per game in ProA. In EuroCup Xavier Silas averaged 1.3 points per appearance. Later Xavier Silas moved to the Maine Red Claws in D-League. The guard posted 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He also played for the Philadelphia 76ers. His stats read 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in four NBA games. Xavier Silas participated at AirTran Orlando Summer League. He posted 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the 76ers. Last season was the first pro one for the player.


Cavaliers waive Justin Holiday and Kevin Anderson - by Eurobasket News (T)

Cleveland Cavaliers waived Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89, college: Washington) and Kevin Anderson (6'0''-PG-88, college: Richmond).
Justin Holiday played 12 minutes in the first pre-season game for the Cavs. He tallied 3 points, 1 board and 1 assist in the loss against the Bucks. Last season Justin Holiday spent in Belgium. He played for Okapi Aalstar. The forward posted 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in EuroChallenge. In D1 his stats read 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per appearance. Justin Holiday participated at the NBA Pro Summer League. He notched 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the Cavs.
Kevin Anderson also appeared in the game versus the Bucks. The point guard posted 3 points and 1 board in the loss. Last season Kevin Anderson spent in France. He posted 12.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per ProA game for Strasbourg.



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Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

PBA Standings
 1. Barangay Ginebra 2-0 
 2. San Mig Coffee 1-0 
 3. Talk N Text 1-0 
 4. Rain or Shine 1-1 
 5. Meralco Bolts 1-1 
 6. Air21 Express 1-1 
 7. Barako Bull 1-1 
 8. Petron Blaze 1-1 
 9. Alaska Aces 0-2 
 10. Global Port 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 10: Barako Bull - Petron Blaze 89-98
Oct. 10: Alaska Aces - Meralco Bolts 86-93
Oct. 14: Petron Blaze - San Mig Coffee
Oct. 14: Barako Bull - Alaska Aces
Oct. 13: Meralco Bolts - Barangay Ginebra
Oct. 12: Air21 Express - Rain or Shine
Oct. 12: Talk N Text - Global Port



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Russian Cup eighth-final results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Russian Cup eighth-final stage opened with seven first leg games. The game between Avtodor and Spartak SP is scheduled for October 11th.
Universitet-Yugra made a huge step towards Cup quarterfinal beating Ataman 81:56 in Rostov. Aleksandr Rindin (225-C-85, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 13 points, while Linas Lekavicius (186-PG-84, college: American) and Aleksandr Miloserdov (194-G-80) added 12 points each for the winners. Dmitriy Zagnoyko (192-G-85) answered with 15 points for Ataman.
Spartak-Primorie eked out a narrow 75:74 road win over Novosybirsk. The hosts were up by three points after the opening quarter. But Spartak-Primorie gradually denied the deficit and pulled away with a tough win at the end. Artem Zabelin (215-F/C-88, agency: RU-Basket Management) posted 26 points and 11 boards. Endropov answered with 15 points for Novosybirsk.
Ruskon-Mordovia nipped Ural 74:73 at home court. Fedor Klyuchnikov (192-G-90) came up with 17 points for the winners. Aaron McGhee (203-F/C-79, college: Oklahoma) answered with 18 points for Ural.
Enisey eased past Dynamo 73:57 away from home. Jason Rich (191-G-86) posted 14 points while Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) added 12 points for Enisey. The hosts responded with 11 points from Savkov.
Krasnie Krilya toppled Spartak Vidnoe 89:65 on the road. Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) fired 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the Samara team. Aleksandr Karpukhin (191-G-90, agency: RU-Basket Management) answered with 23 points for the home side.
Rjazan upset TEMP-SUMZ 88:84 in Revda. Aleksei Vzdykhalkin (190-G-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 17 points to lead the charge. Aleksey Tsvetkov (207-F/C-84) topscored with 17 points and 8 rebounds for TEMP-SUMZ.



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Radnicki Kragujevac adds Capin to their roster, ex Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News (T)

Radnicki Kragujevac (A League) added to their roster 30-year old ex-international point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-83kg-82, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Slovenian passport. Capin played last season at Turk Telekom in Turkish TBL league. In 20 TBL games last year he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.0apg. He also played at Union Olimpija in Slovenian league earlier that season. In 18 Euroleague games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.7apg. Capins team made it to the Slovenian final.
He was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2003.
Capin was also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002. Capin represented Slovenia at the European Championships in Spain five years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Capin has played also professionally in Germany, Greece (Panionios and Panellinios), Italy (Cimberio Varese and Reggio C. Redel), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (Lokomotiv) and Ukraine (Azovmash).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Marjanovic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening for Mega Vizura and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. He had a double-double of 25 points and 19 rebounds, while his team crushed Borac (0-1) with 16-point margin 87-71.

Second best performed player last round was Jugoslav Dasic (197-G-80) of Sloga. Dasic recorded impressive 24 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Sloga lost that game 58-63 to Sloboda Uzice (1-0).

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Dragan Kruscic (198-F/G-86) of Metalac. Kruscic scored 20 points. He was a key player of Metalac, leading his team to a 84-82 win against BKK Radnicki (0-1).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Filip Sepa (198-SG-90) of OKK Beograd - 21 points and 5 rebounds
5. Branko Jereminov (187-G-87) of Tamis - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-89) of Smederevo - 19 points and 6 rebounds
7. Nemanja Todorovic (205-C/F-91) of Borac - 23 points and 6 rebounds
8. Marko Zocevic (197-G/F-89) of Borac - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Vladimir Vuksanovic (206-F/C-78) of Vrsac - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Stevan Tapuskovic (209-F/G-89) of BKK Radnicki - 17 points and 4 rebounds

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



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Standings - D1

Extraliga Standings
 1. Inter Bratislava 2-0 
 2. Levice 2-0 
 3. Nitra 1-0 
 4. Komarno 1-1 
 5. Nova Ves 1-1 
 6. B.Bystrica 0-1 
 7. Handlova 0-1 
 8. Prievidza 0-1 
 9. Svit 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 10: Levice - Svit 96-72
Oct. 10: Komarno - Handlova 86-76
Oct. 10: Nova Ves - Inter Bratislava 74-80

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: B.Bystrica - Prievidza
Oct. 13: Svit - Nitra
Oct. 13: Inter Bratislava - Levice
Oct. 13: Handlova - Nova Ves


Extraliga Round 2: Inter Bratislava hands defeat to Nova Ves - by Eurobasket News

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

Levice - Svit 96-72

The game with biggest result difference took place in Levice. Local Levice (2-0) outscored Svit (0-2) 96-72 on Wednesday night. The former international point guard Robert Nuber (188-83) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Willie Kemp (188-87, college: Memphis) chipped in 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Levice's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-82, college: Texas Arlington) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import point guard Justin Archie (187-88, college: Lindsey Wilson) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.Levice will meet Inter Bratislava on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Svit will play against Nitra in Nitra.
Top scorers:
Levice: R.Nuber 17+6reb+2ast, T.Mrvis 15+1reb+3ast, J.Simmons 14+3reb+1ast, S.Nuhanovic 10+5reb+1ast, M.Sykora 10+5reb+3ast, W.Kemp 9+5reb+5ast
Svit: K.Henderson 19+10reb+6ast, J.Archie 15+5reb+2ast, M.Puzic 13+5reb+2ast, N.Vladovic 11+8reb+1ast, R.Findura 6+4reb+1ast, B.Kovalik 4+2reb
gschID: 195077


Nova Ves - Inter Bratislava 74-80

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Nova Ves (1-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Inter Bratislava (2-0) 80-74. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Nova Ves helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Justin Graham (193-88, college: San Jose St.) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Serbian power forward Aco Mandic (204-84) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and American point guard N'Gai Evans (188-88, college: Wright St.) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Inter Bratislava is looking forward to face Levice at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nova Ves will play against Handlova and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: R.Rancik 26+6reb+1ast, M.Ravasz 13+4reb+2ast, J.Graham 12+5reb+3ast, B.Devrnja 8+8reb+3ast, J.Musil 7+1reb, H.Rahman 6+1reb
Nova Ves: A.Mandic 17+13reb+2ast, S.Baldovsky 10+2reb+2ast, M.Kozar 9+1ast, N.Evans 9+5reb+3ast, O.Ulman 9+3reb+1ast, D.Burke 8+3reb
gschID: 195076


Komarno - Handlova 86-76

The game in Komarno was also worth to mention about. Handlova (0-1) played at the court of Komarno (1-1). Komarno defeated Handlova 86-76. The game was mostly controlled by Komarno. Handlova was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Komarno outrebounded Handlova 38-24 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Kevin Thompson (205-89, college: Morgan St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. The other American import point guard Chris Lowe (182-87, college: Massachusetts, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 19 points and 9 assists for the winners. Komarno's coach Frantisek Ron allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Jason Davis (196-85, college: Sacramento St.) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and international Roman Vido (204-88) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Handlova. Komarno will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Handlova will play at home against Nova Ves and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Komarno: K.Thompson 19+19reb, C.Lowe 19+2reb+9ast, O.Soska 15+7reb, M.Bilik 11+1reb+2ast, L.Stojanov 10+2reb, N.Robinson 7+3reb+2ast
Handlova: J.Davis 19+5reb+1ast, Z.Crimmins 14+6reb, W.Dunston 13+1reb+4ast, O.Haviar 11+3ast, R.Jones Jr. 10+1reb+2ast, R.Vido 9+10reb+2ast
gschID: 195075



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Radnicki Kragujevac adds Capin to their roster, ex Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News (T)

Radnicki Kragujevac (A League) added to their roster 30-year old ex-international point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-83kg-82, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Slovenian passport. Capin played last season at Turk Telekom in Turkish TBL league. In 20 TBL games last year he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.0apg. He also played at Union Olimpija in Slovenian league earlier that season. In 18 Euroleague games he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.7apg. Capins team made it to the Slovenian final.
He was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2003.
Capin was also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002. Capin represented Slovenia at the European Championships in Spain five years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Capin has played also professionally in Germany, Greece (Panionios and Panellinios), Italy (Cimberio Varese and Reggio C. Redel), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (Lokomotiv) and Ukraine (Azovmash).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Markic number one in Slovenian 2SKL for round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Forward Miha Markic (200-F-88, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) had an amazing evening for Koper, receiving a Eurobasket.com 2SKL Player of the Week award for round 1. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Crnomelj (0-1) 95-86.

The second best player was another Koper's star - 24-year old Boban Vukovic (183-G-88). Vukovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 10 assists.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Koper's star - guard Emanuel Richter (192-G-86). Richter scored 21 points and passed five assists.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aljosa Remus (200-F-86) of Splosna plovba - 23 points and 10 rebounds
5. Klemen Balazic (194-F-89) of Lastovka - 26 points and 4 rebounds
6. Igor Spesic (204-F/C-83) of Terme Olimia - 28 points and 6 rebounds
7. Lovro Hren (202-F/G-87) of Litija - 21 points and 7 rebounds
8. Petar Vujovic (203-C/F-81) of Koper - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Crt Lipovsek (194-C-88) of Hrastnik - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Milan Klepo (211-C-80) of Lastovka - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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NBA Europe Live 2012: Barcelona prevail against Dallas - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Dallas Mavericks 99:85

FC Barcelona Regal overcame the Dallas Mavericks at the Palau Sant Jordi as part of the NBA Europe Live. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) produced 19 points each to lead the charge.
The Spanish team jumped to a 21:19 lead after the opening quarter. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second quarter. FC Barcelona ensured a 42:40 halftime advantage. The hosts cleared off in the third term. They went on a 9:2 run midway through the period to ensure a 53:45 lead. Later Barcelona added a 15:0 run to clear off to a 68:51 advantage. The Mavs managed to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark late in the regulation but the Spaniards hung on to win the game. Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) accounted for 13 points, while Tomic and Huertas contributed 12 points apiece for the winners. Chris Kaman (213-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) answered with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks. Darren Collison (183-PG-87, college: UCLA) had 14 points in the loss.

FC Barcelona Regal: Pete Mickeal 19, Juan Carlos Navarro 19, Nathan Jawai 13
Dallas Mavericks: Chris Kaman 15+10 boards, Darren Collison 14



Coppenrath's double-double lands him LEB Gold Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Taylor Coppenrath (205-F-81) had an amazing evening for Lucentum and receives a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 1. He had a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Clavijo (0-1) in overtime 118-115.

Second best performed player was Alberto Ruiz de Galarreta (198-G-83) of Clavijo. He is a guard in his 2nd season at Clavijo. In the last game Ruiz de Galarreta recorded impressive 27 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Clavijo was edged in overtime by Lucentum (1-0) 118-115.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Asier Zengotitabengoa (200-F-88) of Coruna. Zengotitabengoa scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Coruna, leading his team to a 77-73 win against Planasa NV (0-1).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Barbour (190-G-89) of Ourense - 27 points and 3 rebounds
5. Alejandro Bortolussi (202-F-89) of Breogan - 17 points and 4 rebounds
6. Hector Manzano (207-C/F-80) of Melilla - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Geoff McDermott (203-F-87) of Palencia - 16 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jesus Castro (191-G-83) of Melilla - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) of Lobe Huesca - 25 points and 2 rebounds
10. Pedro Rivero (186-PG-79) of Lucentum - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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Basketligan: Round 2 - by Eurobasket News

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

Eco Orebro - Sundsvall 72-92
The game without a history. Sundsvall Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sundsvall Dragons outrebounded Eco Orebro 32-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. Icelandic forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. American guard Alex Wesby (198-80, college: Temple, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Sundsvall Dragons players scored in double figures. Forward Timothy Withworth (198-81) replied with 22 points and Irish forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Eco Orebro.
Top scorers:
Eco Orebro: T.Withworth 22+1reb+2ast, C.Grace 12+5reb+4ast, F.Larsson 12+2reb+1ast, T.Castle 8+1reb+6ast, B.Barton 5, M.Diez 5+3reb+1ast
Sundsvall: H.Baeringsson 20+4reb+2ast, A.Wesby 16+6reb+1ast, J.Sigurdarson 14+3ast, M.Cuffee 12+7reb+2ast, E.Salon 11+5reb+2ast, A.Nilsson 10+2reb
gschID: 195818


Nassjo - LF Basket 69-78
LF Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. International point guard Andreas Person (190-91) scored 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American-German center Urule Igbavboa (203-87, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four LF Basket players scored in double figures. American forward William Walker (200-87, college: Bethel, IN, agency: Warren Sports International) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Canadian guard Tut Ruach (188-85) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Nassjo: T.Ruach 21+5reb+2ast, W.Walker 20+13reb+3ast, K.Palmqvist 9, S.Damjanovic 8+6reb+2ast, M.Liljeqvist 5+5reb+1ast, S.Lukasiak 4+1reb
LF Basket: A.Person 20+6reb+5ast, H.Dugat 14+4reb+1ast, U.Igbavboa 13+8reb+1ast, M.Soskic 10+5reb, J.Akesson 8+5reb+3ast, E.Henderson 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195817


Solna - Sodertalje 75-70
Visitors were defeated by Solna Vikings 75-70. Greek center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: FCM) scored 24 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Finnish guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists during the contest. Bosnian forward Toni Bizaca (202-82) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and American center Kenneth Simms (203-86, college: Cumberland, agency: JEMsports) scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Solna Vikings (2-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with Boras.
Top scorers:
Sodertalje: T.Bizaca 22+6reb+1ast, K.Simms 14+6reb, T.Borg 13+2reb+1ast, M.Pahlmblad 8+1ast, D.Pita 7+2reb+3ast, A.Chuk 6+3reb+3ast
Solna: S.Toutziarakis 24+9reb+1ast, K.Lewis 17+2reb+2ast, R.Ahonen 17+1reb+7ast, M.Levin 5+3reb+1ast, N.Larsson 5+1reb+2ast, S.Smith 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195816


08 - Jamtland 84-83
08 Stockholm managed to escape with a 1-point win 84-83 in the game for the fourth place. The hosts trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 45-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 08 Stockholm looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Willy Beck (185-87, college: Santa Barbara CC) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. Turkish guard Erkan Inan (192-89) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Five 08 Stockholm players scored in double figures. Croatian forward Drazen Klaric (204-80) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and Portuguese point guard Mario Fernandes (176-82) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Jamtland: D.Klaric 22+6reb+2ast, M.Fernandes 19+3reb+5ast, D.Hudson 17+3reb+6ast, J.Ronstrom 9+4reb, B.Lalugba 7+4reb, L.Marolt 4+4reb
08: W.Beck 23+3reb+7ast, E.Inan 18+4reb+6ast, N.Hedstrom 15+4reb+3ast, K.Augustus 11+10reb+2ast, B.Cvilak 10+5reb+1ast, J.Blom 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 195815


Uppsala - Boras 83-88
It looked good early as Uppsala Basket took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Boras Basket had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Uppsala Basket was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-88. Boras Basket made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Boras Basket outrebounded Uppsala Basket 42-28 including 33 on the defensive glass. American point guard James Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) notched 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron) supported him with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by the former international Stefan Grundberg (196-82, college: Geneva) did not help to save the game for Uppsala Basket. The former international Johan Jeansson (198-85) added 13 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Uppsala: S.Grundberg 17+5reb+2ast, R.Carter 16+2reb+4ast, J.Jeansson 13+8reb+2ast, A.Nordstrom 13+6reb, R.Eriksson 13+3reb+1ast, M.Nakos 8+1reb+3ast
Boras: J.Miller 27+7reb+3ast, J.Thomas 18+9reb+2ast, C.McKnight 17+11reb+3ast, M.Palm 8+8reb+2ast, M.Goransson 7+2reb+1ast, F.Andersson 6+1reb



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Ndejje beat Vegetarian to seal playoff place - by Joel Nature

There was no Soro but no problem for Ndejje University Angels as they beat Vegetarian 53-33 on Saturday to cement a playoff place. Ndejjes top scorer, Geoffrey Soro sat out due to the injury he sustained in the game against Nkumba Marines.

The win meant that even if Ndejje lost their last game of the season (to Rez Life) and Nkumba won their game against Eagles (today), Ndejje would still progress because they have a better head to head. Ndejje beat Nkumba by 12 point s in the first round and lost the second round by 2 points.

Jonah Otim and Micheal Opolot scored 11 points apiece to lead Ndejje to the all important victory. Daniel Otieno added 10 points. Vegetarian were paced by Grace Adras game high 13 point and 13 rebounds, Eddie Kabundu contributed 7 points.

In the womens division, Amazon Rhino fell to Magic Stormers 38-60. Carol Nyafwono led the way for Stormers with 19 points, sarah Nakitende added 17 points and Monica Nassuna contributed 10 points.

Amazon was led by Rose Tracy with 8 points and 11 boards and Lucy Kabanyana also chipped in with 8 points. In the other Saturday game, former champions, A1 Challenge beat Crane High Ladies 61-31, Angella Lokidi leading the way with 18 points and Mariam Birungi added 11. Sarah Ageno led Crane High who were without their top scorer Ritah Imanishimwe with a 10/12 performance.

KIU Rangers beat Nkumba Lady Marines 62-37 On Sunday powered by Florence Nanyongas game high 18 points. Jackie Natocho added 11 points and dropped 7 dimes while Judith Nansobya chipped with 10.

Jesca Namugala scored team high 10 points for Lady Marines and Sylvia Nakazibwe added 7 points. Playoff bound school side Nabisunsa blew out MUK Cubs 70-25 with Ruth Nakitto dropping game high 23 points and handing out 4 assists.

Zaina Lokwameri and Sophie Nassaka contributed 16 and 12 points respectively. Anita Kutosi scored 11 points for Cubs who are yet to win a game. In the other Sunday game, Claire Lamuno scored 16 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead Gladiators to a 50-36 win over MUK Sparks. Winnie Anyango scored 15 points for Sparks.

Todays fixtures:
Nkumba Marines Vs Eagles 5:00pm
KIU Titans Vs Falcons 6:30pm



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Superleague Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

All visitors won their games.

The game in Dniprodzerzhynsk supposed to be quite interesting. Sixth ranked BC Donetsk (3-1) played at the court of 8th ranked DniproAzot (1-3). BC Donetsk smashed DniproAzot 80-59 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. DniproAzot managed to win fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Donetsk looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by DniproAzot's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BC Donetsk made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international Maksym Pustozvonov (200-87, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with 16 points for the winners. BC Donetsk's coach Vlada Jovanovic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for DniproAzot. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Khimik. DniproAzot lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with BC Odessa. BC Donetsk is looking forward to face Dnipro (#12) in Dnepropetrovsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. DniproAzot will play at home against the league's leader Azovmash in Mariupol and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
The game between 12th ranked Dnipro (1-4) and fourth ranked Azovmash (4-1) in Dnepropetrovsk ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Mariupol outscored Dnipro 86-64. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) who helped to win the game recording 26 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Miroslav Raduljica helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the losing side Australian-Dutch power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 15 points and 5 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. Azovmash have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Dnipro at the other side keeps the twelfth place with four games lost. Azovmash will play against DniproAzot (#11) in Dniprodzerzhynsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dnipro will play at home against BC Donetsk to get more than just one victory in their record.



DniproAzot - BC Donetsk 59-80

The game in Dniprodzerzhynsk supposed to be quite interesting. Sixth ranked BC Donetsk (3-1) played at the court of 8th ranked DniproAzot (1-3). BC Donetsk smashed DniproAzot 80-59 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. DniproAzot managed to win fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Donetsk looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by DniproAzot's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BC Donetsk made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international Maksym Pustozvonov (200-87, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with 16 points for the winners. BC Donetsk's coach Vlada Jovanovic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Eric Devendorf (193-87, college: Syracuse) added 17 points in the effort for DniproAzot. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Khimik. DniproAzot lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with BC Odessa. BC Donetsk is looking forward to face Dnipro (#12) in Dnepropetrovsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. DniproAzot will play at home against the league's leader Azovmash in Mariupol and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
DniproAzot: E.Devendorf 17+2reb+2ast, R.Davis 13+4reb+1ast, A.Wiggins 11+12reb+2ast, M.Balashov 9+1ast, S.Muldrow 4+7reb+1ast, A.Panchenko 2+2reb
BC Donetsk: M.Pustozvonov 17+4reb+2ast, R.Curry 16+4reb+1ast, D.Perkins 10+6reb+3ast, I.Radenovic 9+6reb+4ast, A.Malysh 8+1ast, D.Fischer 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 196935


Dnipro - Azovmash 64-86

The game between 12th ranked Dnipro (1-4) and fourth ranked Azovmash (4-1) in Dnepropetrovsk ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Mariupol outscored Dnipro 86-64. The game without a history. Azovmash led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) who helped to win the game recording 26 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the losing side Australian-Dutch power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Derrick Low (188-86, college: Washington St.) scored 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Azovmash have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Dnipro at the other side keeps the twelfth place with four games lost. Azovmash will play against DniproAzot (#11) in Dniprodzerzhynsk in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dnipro will play at home against BC Donetsk to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: D.Kickert 15+5reb+1ast, D.Low 14+2reb+3ast, V.Vasylius 8+2reb+3ast, K.Glazyrin 5+1reb, M.Vilkhovetskyi 4+2reb+2ast, S.Tymofeyenko 4+4reb+2ast
Azovmash: O.Pecherov 26+4reb, M.Raduljica 16+7reb+1ast, L.Greer 13+3reb+5ast, T.Dragicevic 8+7reb+2ast, N.Gordic 8+3ast, O.Kolchenko 6+3ast
gschID: 196933


Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 10: Dnipro - Azovmash 64-86
Oct. 10: DniproAzot - BC Donetsk 59-80

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 12: Budivelnyk - Hoverla
Oct. 12: BC Kyiv - Halychyna
Oct. 12: BC Odessa - Ferro-ZNTU
Oct. 12: Khimik - Kryvbasbasket
Oct. 12: Mykolaiv - Cherkasy
Oct. 12: Dnipro - BC Donetsk
Oct. 12: DniproAzot - Azovmash


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Malcolm DELANEY
  Budivelnyk
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 22
 1. Delaney, Budivelnyk22.0 
 2. Florence, Kryvbasb.20.3 
 3. Mitchell, Halychyna20.3 
 4. Chappell, Fe.19.7 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy18.7 
 6. Culpepper, Fe.18.0 
 7. Goods, BC Kyiv17.7 
 8. Mayo, Mykolaiv17.3 
 9. Low, Dnipro17.0 
 10. Dykes, Hoverla16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jarrod JONES
  BC Kyiv
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jones, BC Kyiv8.0 
 2. Goodridge, Khimik7.8 
 3. Songaila, BC Do.7.7 
 4. Ljubicic, Cherkasy7.3 
 5. Dragicevic, Azovm.7.2 
 6. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.0 
 7. Chappell, Fe.7.0 
 8. Pearson, Hoverla7.0 
 9. Muldrow, Dnipr.7.0 
 10. Dykes, Hoverla6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Willie DEANE
  Khimik
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Deane, Khimik7.7 
 2. Perkins, BC Donet.7.0 
 3. Lawrence, Hoverla7.0 
 4. Culpepper, Fe.6.3 
 5. Florence, Kryvbasb.5.3 
 6. Greer, Azovmash5.0 
 7. Mitchell, Halychyna5.0 
 8. Low, Dnipro4.8 
 9. Mitchell, Mykolaiv4.7 
 10. Robinson, BC Kyiv4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dwayne MITCHELL
  Mykolaiv
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Mitchell, Mykolaiv2.7 
 2. Tsintsadze, Budiv.2.7 
 3. Chappell, Fe.2.7 
 4. Gliebov, BC Donet.2.3 
 5. Lawrence, Hoverla2.3 
 6. Zimmerman, Dnipr.2.3 
 7. Davis, DniproAzot2.3 
 8. Ikovlev, Cherkasy2.0 
 9. Krstanovic, Kryvba.2.0 
 10. Rybalko, Fe.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Vernon GOODRIDGE
  Khimik
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Goodridge, Khimik2.5 
 2. Kozlov, Mykolaiv2.0 
 3. Muldrow, Dnipr.2.0 
 4. Fischer, BC Donet.2.0 
 5. Balashov, BC Odes.1.8 
 6. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.3 
 7. Kickert, Dnipro1.3 
 8. Hunter, Cherkasy1.3 
 9. Korniyenko, Dnipro1.2 
 10. Kovalenko, Khimik1.0 



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Keenan scored 29 points for Trouville - by Hector Lopez

Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) scored 29 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and added 7 assists leading Trouville to beat Olimpia 91-82 for the Uruguayan League 7th round.Trouville which is coached by Mateo Rubio , from Spain, has now a 3-4 record. Other scorers for the winner were Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 18 points 5 rebounds, Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 5 points 3 rebounds and Claudio Bascou (189-G-89) 15 points 2 assists. For Olimpia Mauricio Trasante (183-G-86) 20 points 3 assists, Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) 14 points 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) 13 points 10 rebounds 2 assists



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Women News


Partizan roll to easy road win - by Zeljko Zule

Partizan Galenika cruised to an easy road win, 97-52, over Athlete Celje in the game fo Round 5. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) scored 15 of her 18 points in the first halftime and handed out 4 assists. Tamara Radocaj finished with 16 points and 6 steals, Brooke Queenan scored 13 points and Jelena Antic just missed double-double with 12 points and 9 rebounds. After tying at 11, Partizan Galenika ran off ten straight points and built a 54-24 halftime lead over. Celje commited 36 turnovers and had just 6 steals. Sanja Orozovic was the lone scorer in double digits. She posted game-high 19 points.


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Belgian Division I round 2 best performance: Melissa Dennett - by Eurobasket News

American forward Melissa Dennett (188-F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Waregem, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The 29-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, while her team outclassed Jeugd Gentson (0-2) with 27-point margin 91-64.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Julie Wojta (182-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management) of Belfius Namur. Wojta had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. She led Belfius Namur to comfortable win outscoring Houthalen (0-2) 86-50.

Third on the list of top players last round was Italian forward Martina Bestagno (189-PF-90) of Castors Braine. Bestagno scored 14 points and grabbed ten rebounds. She was a key player of Castors Braine, leading her team to a 66-57 win against Blue Cats (0-2).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Djenebou Sissoko (190-F/C-82) of Belfius Namur - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Julie Vanloo (171-PG-93) of Waregem - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Erica Davis (191-C-85) of Point Chaud - 15 points and 13 rebounds
7. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) of Sint Katelijne - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Sofie Hendrickx (186-C/F-86) of Kangoeroes-B. - 22 points and 6 rebounds
9. Dana Boonen (195-C-79) of Kangoeroes-B. - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Janelle Bekkering (181-SF-88) of Kangoeroes-B. - 19 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Courtney Vandersloot joins Novi Zagreb - by Eurobasket News (T)

Lupa Promotion Novi Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Courtney Vandersloot (173-89, college: Gonzaga). Vandersloot played last summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA) in the U.S.. In WNBA games last season she had 8.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.6apg and 1.3spg. She also played at Besiktas in Turkish league earlier that season. In 7 Eurocup games last year she recorded very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.3apg and 2.6spg.
She attended Gonzaga University until 2011 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lovewomensbball)



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ZBL Round 5: USK Praha hand IMOS Brno first defeat - by Eurobasket News

There was a change at the ZBL leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 5 took place in Praha between two undefeated teams where USK Praha beat IMOS Brno (4-1) 78-68 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of IMOS Brno. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by USK Praha. IMOS Brno managed to win second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Kia Vaughn (193-87, college: Rutgers) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Montenegrin guard Jelena Skerovic (176-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi (188-92) responded with 28 points and 6 rebounds. Undefeated USK Praha (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion (5-0) keeps a position of league leader. IMOS Brno at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Trutnov and Hradec Kralove. They were replaced at the leadership position by USK Praha. IMOS Brno will play next round against Basket Slovanka MB trying to make it back to the top of the standings. USK Praha will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked DSK Karlin on the road.
Aldast Strakonice has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked DSK Karlin (2-3) 84-73. Center Zora Jileckova (194-81) nailed a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds for the winning side and Viera Libicova accounted for 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Veronika Bortelova (172-78) came up with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for DSK Karlin in the defeat. DSK Karlin's coach Daniel Kurucz rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Aldast Strakonice (1-4) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Lokomotiva. DSK Karlin at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Aldast Strakonice will play against higher ranked VSE Praha (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. DSK Karlin will play against the league's leader USK Praha and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Bottom-ranked BK Pliska Studanka (0-5) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to third ranked Kara Trutnov (4-1) 77-38 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was El Sara Greer who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Michaela Pavlasova produced 13 points for the hosts. BK Pliska Studanka's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Kara Trutnov moved-up to second place, which they share with IMOS Brno and Hradec Kralove. BK Pliska Studanka lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Kara Trutnov will meet at home Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Pliska Studanka will play against VS Praha and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: VS Praha was destroyed by Hradec Kralove on the opponent's court 90-62. Lokomotiva unfortunately lost to VSE Praha in a home game 60-70. Slovanka MB managed to beat Valosun Brno on the road 80-73.


Hradec Kralove - VS Praha 90-62

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove and 5th ranked VS Praha had identical 3-1 record. This time Sokol Hradec Kralove used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Praha 90-62 on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Hradec Kralove. VS Praha managed to win fourth quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sokol Hradec Kralove made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 VS Praha turnovers. The best player for the winners was center Klara Pochobradska (186-89) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Michaela Hartigova (192-83) chipped in 18 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Four Sokol Hradec Kralove players scored in double figures. American forward Marshae Dotson (180-87, college: Florida, agency: Merit Sports) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and Belarusian point guard Alexandra Tarasava (170-88) added 13 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Sokol Hradec Kralove. They moved-up to second place, which they share with IMOS Brno and Trutnov. Loser VS Praha keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Sokol Hradec Kralove will meet Valosun Brno (#6) on the road in the next round. VS Praha will play against BK Pliska Studanka in Pardubice and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
VS Praha: A.Tarasava 13+3reb+1ast, M.Dotson 11+9reb, P.Bakajsova 10+4reb+1ast, L.Bartakova 7+3reb+2ast, E.Callens 6+2reb, P.Reisingerova 6+4reb
Hradec Kralove: K.Pochobradska 21+8reb, M.Hartigova 18+4reb+1ast, K.Rosenbaumova 12+6reb, D.Misurova 10+3reb+2ast, M.Stara 8+1reb+2ast, T.Kuthanova 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183112


Strakonice - DSK Karlin 84-73

Aldast Strakonice has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked DSK Karlin (2-3) 84-73. It looked good early as DSK Karlin took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Aldast Strakonice had a 26-11 second period charge getting the lead and DSK Karlin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-84. They outrebounded DSK Karlin 38-21 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. DSK Karlin was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Zora Jileckova (194-81) nailed a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds for the winning side and Slovakian center Viera Libicova (190-80) accounted for 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Veronika Bortelova (172-78) came up with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American center Melissa D'Amico (195-86, college: Notre Dame, agency: Regeneracom Sports) added 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for DSK Karlin in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. DSK Karlin's coach Daniel Kurucz rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Aldast Strakonice (1-4) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Lokomotiva. DSK Karlin at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Aldast Strakonice will play against higher ranked VSE Praha (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. DSK Karlin will play against the league's leader USK Praha and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
DSK Karlin: M.D'Amico 16+6reb, V.Bortelova 16+6reb+5ast, A.Hunkova 13, A.Brown 10+4reb+1ast, L.Mersch 7+1reb+1ast, A.Skokanova 5
Strakonice: Z.Jileckova 34+16reb+1ast, V.Libicova 15+6reb+4ast, A.Jenistova 11+9reb, Z.Mracnova 11+1reb+3ast, D.Benuskova 7+4reb+2ast, L.Balakova 5+2reb
gschID: 183115


USK Praha - IMOS Brno 78-68

There was a change at the ZBL leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 5 took place in Praha between two undefeated teams where USK Praha beat IMOS Brno (4-1) 78-68 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of IMOS Brno. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by USK Praha. IMOS Brno managed to win second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Kia Vaughn (193-87, college: Rutgers) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Montenegrin guard Jelena Skerovic (176-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi (188-92) responded with 28 points and 6 rebounds and Slovakian center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. USK Praha (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion (5-0) keeps a position of league leader. IMOS Brno at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Trutnov and Hradec Kralove. They were replaced at the leadership position by USK Praha. IMOS Brno will play next round against Basket Slovanka MB trying to make it back to the top of the standings. USK Praha will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked DSK Karlin on the road.
Top scorers:
IMOS Brno: F.Abdi 28+6reb+2ast, T.Peckova 14+4reb, A.Jurcenkova 12+9reb, B.Kasparkova 7+4reb, H.Horakova 4+7reb+3ast, N.Ohlde 3+9reb+1ast
USK Praha: K.Vaughn 18+10reb+2ast, K.Elhotova 16+4reb+1ast, E.Viteckova 12+4reb+3ast, I.Burgrova 12+6reb+1ast, J.Skerovic 8+5reb+8ast, J.Dubljevic 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183116


Pardubice - Trutnov 38-77

Bottom-ranked BK Pliska Studanka (0-5) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to third ranked Kara Trutnov (4-1) 77-38 on Wednesday evening. Kara Trutnov dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Pliska Studanka to just 4 points in second and fourth quarters. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to BK Pliska Studanka's 26. Kara Trutnov forced 22 BK Pliska Studanka turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward El Sara Greer (188, college: Oregon St.) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Her fellow American import forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU) chipped in 18 points. Four Kara Trutnov players scored in double figures. Swingman Michaela Pavlasova (180-91) produced 13 points and forward Hana Kramperova (176-85) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. BK Pliska Studanka's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Kara Trutnov moved-up to second place, which they share with IMOS Brno and Hradec Kralove. BK Pliska Studanka lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Kara Trutnov will meet at home Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Pliska Studanka will play against VS Praha and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Pardubice: M.Pavlasova 13+4reb+2ast, H.Kramperova 13+5reb, N.Dvorakova 6+2reb+1ast, M.Ondrejova 4+3reb, P.Chocholousova 2+1reb, Z.Duskova 0+3reb+1ast
Trutnov: A.Anderson 18+4reb, K.Hindrakova 14+1reb+1ast, E.Sara Greer 14+15reb+1ast, M.Muchova 11+3reb, M.Steffanova 6+3reb, A.Vackova 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183113


Lokomotiva - VSE Praha 60-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked VSE Praha and 8th ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary had identical 1-3 record. But Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Praha 70-60 on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by VSE Praha. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary managed to win second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary 45-33 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Baendu Lowenthal (183-88, college: Fairfield) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 19 rebounds. Slovakian point guard Dagmar Chlebovcova (172-84) chipped in 19 points. Four VSE Praha players scored in double figures. Irish guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Dana Kuslitova (182-90) added 7 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. VSE Praha (2-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with Strakonice. VSE Praha will meet at home Aldast Strakonice (#11) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary will play against Kara Trutnov.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiva: O.O'Reilly 16+5reb+1ast, B.Eglite 8+3reb+1ast, K.Carter 8+4reb+2ast, S.Kucerova 7+4reb, D.Kuslitova 7+10reb+2ast, J.Eisnerova 6+1reb+1ast
VSE Praha: D.Chlebovcova 19+4reb+1ast, D.Johnova 15+4reb, B.Lowenthal 14+19reb+2ast, D.Harapesova 10+4reb+1ast, A.Sladkova 6+13reb+2ast, E.Kotlanova 4
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Valosun Brno - Slovanka MB 73-80

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Valosun Brno (2-3) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Basket Slovanka MB (2-3) 80-73 on Wednesday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Basket Slovanka MB forced 19 Valosun Brno turnovers and outrebounded them 40-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Porchia Green (180-87, college: Ball St.) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Center Lenka Sipova (183-88) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. American center Amber Sprague (196-86, college: San Diego) produced 25 points and the other American import guard Ashleigh Fontenette (172-89, college: Texas) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Valosun Brno's coach Marian Svoboda tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Basket Slovanka MB moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Valosun Brno. Valosun Brno lost their third game in a row. Basket Slovanka MB will meet at home league's second-placed IMOS Brno in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Valosun Brno will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valosun Brno: A.Sprague 25+4reb, A.Fontenette 19+6reb+2ast, I.Borecka 10, P.Svrdlikova 8+6reb+1ast, E.Mrhalkova 6+1reb+3ast, K.Sedlakova 5+3reb+1ast
Slovanka MB: L.Sipova 17+8reb, L.Tesarikova 16+6reb+1ast, P.Green 13+11reb+4ast, M.Satoranska 10+1reb, P.Pospisilova 8+4reb+3ast, M.Uhrova 7+4reb+2ast
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Standings - ZBL (W)

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 10: Hradec Kralove - VS Praha 90-62
Oct. 10: Strakonice - DSK Karlin 84-73
Oct. 10: USK Praha - IMOS Brno 78-68
Oct. 10: Valosun Brno - Slovanka MB 73-80
Oct. 10: Lokomotiva - VSE Praha 60-70
Oct. 10: Pardubice - Trutnov 38-77

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 14: Slovanka MB - IMOS Brno
Oct. 13: DSK Karlin - USK Praha
Oct. 13: VSE Praha - Strakonice
Oct. 13: Trutnov - Lokomotiva
Oct. 13: VS Praha - Pardubice
Oct. 13: Valosun Brno - Hradec Kralove


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Katerina ELHOTOVA
  USK Praha
  (180-SG-89)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Elhotova, USK Pra.23.5 
 2. Fontenette, Valos.22.2 
 3. Anderson, Trutnov20.6 
 4. Jileckova, Strakon.20.2 
 5. Sprague, Valosun19.6 
 6. Abdi, IMOS B.18.6 
 7. Mrhalkova, Valosun17.6 
 8. D''Amico, DSK K.17.2 
 9. Hartigova, Hradec15.6 
 10. Reisingerova, VS15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 El Sara GREER
  Trutnov
  (188-C/F-)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Greer, Trutnov10.6 
 2. Dotson, VS Praha9.8 
 3. Brown, DSK Karlin9.8 
 4. Lowenthal, VSE P.9.0 
 5. Horakova, VSE Pra.8.5 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov8.4 
 7. Jileckova, Strakon.8.4 
 8. Ohlde, IMOS B.8.0 
 9. Green, Slovanka MB8.0 
 10. Jenistova, Strak.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  USK Praha
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Skerovic, USK Praha4.6 
 2. Green, Slovanka MB4.5 
 3. Milovanovic, Lokom.3.6 
 4. Lardy, USK Praha3.2 
 5. Zrustova, USK Pra.3.2 
 6. Bartakova, VS Pra.3.0 
 7. Elhotova, USK Pra.3.0 
 8. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.0 
 9. Abdi, IMOS B.2.8 
 10. Horakova, IMOS B.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Porchia GREEN
  Slovanka MB
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Green, Slovanka MB4.0 
 2. Fontenette, Valos.4.0 
 3. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.8 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.4 
 5. O''Reilly, Lokom.3.3 
 6. Bortelova, DSK K.2.6 
 7. Hartigova, Hradec2.4 
 8. Sedlakova, Valosun2.2 
 9. Abdi, IMOS B.2.0 
 10. Jurcenkova, IMOS2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 El Sara GREER
  Trutnov
  (188-C/F-)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Greer, Trutnov1.4 
 2. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.3 
 3. Horakova, VSE Pra.1.3 
 4. Anderson, Trutnov1.0 
 5. Viteckova, USK P.0.8 
 6. Brown, DSK Karlin0.8 
 7. Burgrova, USK Praha0.8 
 8. Hartigova, Hradec0.8 
 9. Sprague, Valosun0.8 
 10. Ohlde, IMOS B.0.8 



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Standings - Women

SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 2-0 
 2. Honka 2-0 
 3. PeKa 2-0 
 4. ToPo 2-0 
 5. Huima 1-1 
 6. FoA 1-1 
 7. HoNsU 1-1 
 8. HyPo 0-1 
 9. BC Nokia 0-2 
 10. TuRi 0-2 
 11. Kerava 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: ToPo - Kerava 83-53
Oct. 13: Catz - Huima
Oct. 13: PeKa - FoA
Oct. 13: HyPo - TuRi


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Melissa JELTEMA
  Honka
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 30
 1. Jeltema, Honka30.0 
 2. Campbell, PeKa29.5 
 3. Adzasu, Kerava25.7 
 4. Laaksonen, ToPo25.0 
 5. Taylor, TuRi22.0 
 6. Anderson, Catz21.0 
 7. Jahilo, FoA19.0 
 8. Robinson, Huima18.5 
 9. McKenzie, PeKa18.5 
 10. Jackson, HoNsU18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korinne CAMPBELL
  PeKa
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 18
 1. Campbell, PeKa18.0 
 2. Laaksonen, ToPo14.5 
 3. Robinson, Huima12.0 
 4. Anderson, Catz12.0 
 5. Pelander, TuRi11.5 
 6. Reshetko, Catz11.0 
 7. Taylor, TuRi10.5 
 8. Holliday, Huima10.0 
 9. McKenzie, PeKa10.0 
 10. Jeltema, Honka10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vilma KESANEN
  ToPo
  (179-G-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kesanen, ToPo5.5 
 2. Jeltema, Honka4.0 
 3. Miles, FoA4.0 
 4. McKenzie, PeKa3.5 
 5. Lehtoranta, PeKa3.5 
 6. Menna, BC Nokia3.0 
 7. Campbell, PeKa3.0 
 8. Adzasu, Kerava3.0 
 9. Anderson, Catz2.5 
 10. Laaksonen, ToPo2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nia JACKSON
  HoNsU
  (170-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Jackson, HoNsU6.5 
 2. Adzasu, Kerava5.3 
 3. Lepisto, HoNsU4.0 
 4. Menna, BC Nokia3.5 
 5. Laaksonen, ToPo3.0 
 6. Richter, PeKa3.0 
 7. Anderson, Catz3.0 
 8. Taylor, TuRi3.0 
 9. Kesanen, ToPo3.0 
 10. Hook, PeKa3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Korinne CAMPBELL
  PeKa
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Campbell, PeKa2.0 
 2. Sipila, Honka1.5 
 3. Tattari, Kerava1.3 
 4. Holliday, Huima1.0 
 5. Miles, FoA1.0 
 6. Ekstrom, TuRi1.0 
 7. Greenleaf, Honka1.0 
 8. Anderson, Catz1.0 
 9. Vapamaa, Catz1.0 
 10. Laaksonen, ToPo1.0 



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  FRANCE   


Olayinka Sanni claims French LFB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Nigerian Olayinka Sanni (188-C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) put on an extraordinary performance for Villeneuve and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 26-year old center had a double-double of 24 points and sixteen rebounds, while her team edged out Aix-en-Provence (1-2) 67-64.

The second most remarkable performance was 33-year old Croatian center Emilija Podrug (190-C-79) of Lyon. Podrug impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. She led Lyon to another comfortable win 73-59 over Charleville (1-2) being unquestionably team leader.

The third best performed player last round was American Jennifer Humphrey (191-C-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) of Landes. Humphrey scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Humphrey's great performance Landes lost 62-65 to Nantes.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stephany Skrba (188-F-87) of Bourges - 14 points and 15 rebounds
5. Geraldine Robert (184-F-80) of Lattes Montp. - 17 points and 6 rebounds
6. Helena Ciak (197-C-89) of Perpignan - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Shona Thorburn (178-G-82) of Aix-en-Provence - 8 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Marielle Amant (190-F/C-89) of Nantes - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Abby Bishop (189-C-88) of Perpignan - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Lizanne Murphy (185-F-84) of Aix-en-Provence - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  HUNGARY   


FIBA BAT: Renee Montgomery against UNI Seat Gyor - by Eurobasket Center

The American player Renee Montgomery (170-PG-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut), the American agent Eric Wiesel and the Belgian agency LBM Management filed a claim against the Hungarian basketball club Lvr Sport KFT aka UNI Seat Gyr for outstanding salaries, late payment penalties, certain expenses and agent fees. The player requested full payment of her salary for the 2011-2012 season, submitting that the club had prematurely terminated her employment contract without just cause and had failed to make any salary payments thereafter. In its answer, the club justified the termination with the player's non fulfilment of her contractual obligations, inter alia by not attending practice and by leaving the country without notifying the club in advance. The club further argued that the late payment penalties were caused by the player's refusal to open a Hungarian bank account and filed a counterclaim for damages caused by the player's actions. The Arbitrator decided to partially uphold the claim and to dismiss the counterclaim in its entirety.


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Best players of Icelandic Dominos L. round 2 - by Eurobasket News

American Siarre Evans (178-G/F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Haukar and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The 24-year old swingman had a double-double of 27 points and twenty four rebounds, while her team edged out Njardvik (1-1) 60-57.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American Lele Hardy (182-SF-88, agency: Merit Sports) of Njardvik. Hardy impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Njardvik was edged by Haukar (1-1) 60-57.

The third best performed player last round was American Kieraah Marlow (178-F-85) of Snaefell. Marlow scored 21 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Snaefell, leading her team to a 79-59 easy win against Fjolnir (0-2).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sara Run Hinriksdottir (165-F-96) of Keflavik - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Dellena Criner (170-G-87) of Grindavik - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Britney Jones (172-G-87) of Fjolnir - 34 points and 7 rebounds
7. Alberta Auguste (180-F-85) of Valur - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Hildur Sigurdardottir (178-G-81) of Snaefell - 10 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Hildur Kjartansdottir (183-G-94) of Snaefell - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir (175-G-90) of Haukar - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  ISRAEL   

Standings (W)

D1 Standings
 1. Elitzur Holon 0-0 
 2. Elitzur Netanya 0-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-0 
 4. Galil Elion 0-0 
 5. H.R. Le-Zion 0-0 
 6. Hap.Petah Tikva 0-0 
 7. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 8. Maccabi R.Hen 0-0 
 9. Ramat Hasharon 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Nov. 5: H.R. Le-Zion - Maccabi Ashdod
Nov. 5: Ramat Hasharon - Hap.Petah Tikva
Nov. 5: Elitzur Holon - Galil Elion
Nov. 5: Elitzur Ramla - Elitzur Netanya


Elizur Tournament returns to the city of Netanya - by Eurobasket Center

In the last two years the tournament was held in Ramla, and now "Elizur" women tournament is back in Netanya. The tournament will be held in "Sharet" hall, the home court of Elizur Netanya and will last for two days, 20th and 21st of October. The next teams will participate in the tournament this year: Elizur Netanya, Elizur Ramla, Elizur Holon and the guest team will be Maccabi Ashdod. The format of the games will be: two semi-final games which will be played on Saturday the 20th of October. A day later on the 21st of October two games will be played, the first one is for 3-4 places and the second game will be the final of the tournament. In the tournament which was held in Netanya in October 2009, Elizur Netanya won the tournament after beating Hapoel Tel Aviv in the final.

Schedule:
20.10.2012 (Saturday)
At 19:15 - Elizur Netanya against Elizur Holon
At 21:15 - Elizur Ramla against Maccabi Ashdod

21.10.2012 (Sunday)
At 18:00 - Game for places 3-4
At 20:00 - Game for places 1-2
At 21:30 - Awards ceremony



Bichumi adds Harris to their roster, ex Elitzur Ramla - by Eurobasket News (T)

Samsung Life Bichumi (WKBL) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Amber Harris (195-98kg-88, college: Xavier). Harris played last season at Elitzur Ramla in Israeli D1 league. She managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). Harris helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played at Besiktas in Turkish TKBL earlier that season. In 3 TKBL games she recorded 8.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team Harris played that season for was Minnesota in WNBA. In 29 WNBA games she averaged 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
Harris attended Xavier University until 2011 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ITALY   


Best players of Italian A2 round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic Martina Rejchova (195-C-83) had an amazing evening for Viterbo and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 1. The 29-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and nineteen rebounds, while her team beat College Italia (0-1) 57-45.

The second most remarkable performance was 24-year old former international power forward Martina Sandri (185-F/C-88) of San Martino. Sandri impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. She led San Martino to comfortable win outscoring Cagliari V. (0-1) 75-53.

The third best performed player was Monique Ngo Ndjock (187-F-85) of Ancona. Ngo Ndjock scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Ancona, leading her team to a 78-43 easy win against Siena (0-1).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kourtney Treffers (186-PF-94) of Min.Battipaglia - 16 points and 17 rebounds
5. Marta Scarsi (182-F/C-95) of Cremona - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Louella Tomlinson (193-F-88) of Napoli S.Dike - 18 points and 10 rebounds
7. Michela Frantini (175-G-83) of Milano - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Simina Mandache (185-F-81) of Umana Reyer - 17 points and 11 rebounds
9. Liga Surkusa (194-C-91) of Broni - 12 points and 14 rebounds
10. Gabriele Narviciute (187-F-90) of Irpino - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  LATVIA   

Standings - LSBL

LSBL Standings
 1. Audentes SG/N. 0-0 
 2. Cesis 0-0 
 3. Eclex Tallinn 0-0 
 4. Kolibri/U-16 0-0 
 5. Liepajas 0-0 
 6. LU 0-0 
 7. Rapla KK 0-0 
 8. RTU-Merks 0-0 
 9. Tallina U. 0-0 
 10. Tartu U. 0-0 
 11. TTT Juniores 0-0 
 12. TTT Riga 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 13: TTT Riga - Rapla KK
Oct. 13: Eclex Tallinn - RTU-Merks
Oct. 13: Cesis - Liepajas
Oct. 13: Audentes SG/N. - LU
Oct. 13: TTT Juniores - Tallina U.



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  LUXEMBOURG   


Jean-Francois Manti quit Basket Esch - by Eurobasket News (T)

Jean-Francois Manti quit head coach position in Basket Esch. The defending champions opened the new season with back-to-back losses. So Jean-Francois Manti decided to step down. He guided the team since 2006. Jean-Francois Manti led Basket Esch to the DBBL champions title in 2007 and 2012. Eurobasket.com named the specialist All-Luxembourg Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2012. He also worked with Soleuvre, Lallange.


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Martin number one in Puerto Rico for week 15 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Monique Martin (180-G-83) had a very impressive game in the last week for Aguas B.T., receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 15.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, while her team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Ponce L. (#7, 0-18) with 22-point margin 92-70. Aguas B.T. maintains the 6th position in Puerto Rican BSNF. Aguas B.T. is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 6-11 record. Martin turned to be Aguas B.T.'s top player in her first season with the team. Former Brewton-Parker College star has very solid stats this year. Martin is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.9ppg. Martin is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.9rpg) and averages impressive 2.6spg and 51.7% FGP.

The second best player in last week's games was young American Denise Lewis (185-F-90) of Ponce L.. Lewis had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Ponce L. lost that game 73-86 to slightly higher-ranked Aguas B.T. (#6, 6-11). Ponce L. are still at the very bottom. 18 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Lewis is a newcomer at Ponce L., but is already one of team's top players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#5). She also registered 12.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last week was American forward Angelina Williams (183-F/C-83) of league's second-best Morovis M.. Williams scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Morovis M., leading her team to a 71-68 win against #4 ranked San German in a game of the week. Morovis M. needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 4 lost games. Williams has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 16 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.9ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Angelica Bermudez (179-G-89) of Ponce L. - 14 points and 20 rebounds
5. Dominic Seals (188-F-87) of Aguas B.T. - 24 points and 14 rebounds
6. Monique Martin (180-G-83) of Aguas B.T. - 25 points and 19 rebounds
7. Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) of Morovis M. - 30 points and 2 rebounds
8. Yolanda Jones (184-F-84) of Carolina G. - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Dominic Seals (188-F-87) of Aguas B.T. - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Carla Cortijo (172-G-87) of Carolina G. - 19 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)



BSNF Round 15: Piratas defeat Gigantes in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in BSNF.

The most exciting game of round 15 in the BSNF took place in Quebradillas. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Gigantes (13-4) to first ranked Piratas (14-4) 73-72 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gigantes won fourth quarter 19-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Piratas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Becca Bruszewski (185-88, college: Notre Dame) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Yahimily Cabrera (-82) helped adding 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was international forward Yolanda Jones (184-84, college: La-Lafayette) with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Piratas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Newly promoted Piratas maintains first place with 14-4 record. Defending champion Gigantes dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Morovis M.. Piratas are looking forward to face Tigres (#6) in Aguas Buenas in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Gigantes will play on the road against the league's second-placed Montaneras (#2) in Morovis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourth-ranked Athleticas (8-9) gave a tough game to second ranked Montaneras (13-4) in San German. The visitors from Morovis managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Pamela Rosado (165-86) who led the winners and scored 30 points and 4 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Angelina Williams accounted for 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. American guard Sumar Leslie (170-90, college: Nicholls St.) came up with 23 points for Athleticas in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Montaneras. They maintain second place with 13-4 record behind leader Quebradillas, which they share with Carolina G. Athleticas lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Montaneras will play against Gigantes (#3) in Carolina in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Athleticas will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Leonas (0-18) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to sixth ranked Tigres (6-11) 86-73 on Tuesday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Monique Martin who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Denise Lewis who recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Tigres maintains sixth place with 6-11 record. Leonas lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Tigres will meet league's leader Piratas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leonas will play against Valencianes (#5) in Juncos and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Leonas (0-18) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to sixth ranked Tigres (6-11) 92-70. It was a good game for Monique Martin who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Leonas' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tigres maintains sixth place with 6-11 record. Leonas lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Tigres' next round opponent will be league's leader Piratas in Quebradillas and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leonas will play on the road against Valencianes (#5) in Juncos and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Third ranked Gigantes (13-4) crushed at home 5th ranked Valencianes (6-10) by 33 points 97-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Kaihla Szunko who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Morovis M. Valencianes lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Gigantes will face league's second-placed Montaneras in Morovis in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Valencianes will play at home against Leonas in Ponce and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Aguas B.T. - Ponce L. 86-73

Bottom-ranked Leonas (0-18) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to sixth ranked Tigres (6-11) 86-73 on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Tigres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tigres outrebounded Leonas 63-34 including a 29-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Monique Martin (180-83, college: Brewton Parker) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds. Forward Dominic Seals (188-87, college: Texas Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Tigres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Denise Lewis (185-90, college: Tulsa) who recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds and forward Jessica Fairweather (178, college: Dominican, NY) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Tigres maintains sixth place with 6-11 record. Leonas lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Tigres will meet league's leader Piratas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leonas will play against Valencianes (#5) in Juncos and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Aguas B.T.: M.Martin 25+19reb+1ast, D.Seals 13+13reb+4ast, F.Lee Flores 11+2reb+4ast, K.Ruiz 10+16reb+2ast, J.Quiles 8+2reb+1ast, L.Baez 8+2reb+1ast
Ponce L.: D.Lewis 32+11reb+1ast, J.Fairweather 22+5reb+3ast, A.Bermudez 9+11reb+3ast, M.Colon 8+2reb+4ast, J.Ithier 2+4reb+2ast, Y.Negron 0
gschID: 187227


Carolina G. - Juncos V. 97-64

Third ranked Gigantes (13-4) crushed at home 5th ranked Valencianes (6-10) by 33 points 97-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. The game without a history. Gigantes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Valencianes' 30. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Kaihla Szunko (187-88, college: Cent.Michigan) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Carla Cortijo (172-87, college: Texas) helped adding 18 points. Five Gigantes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international center Esmary Vargas-Sanchez (191-81, college: Emporia St.) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and Yasmine Holmes scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Morovis M. Valencianes lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Gigantes will face league's second-placed Montaneras in Morovis in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Valencianes will play at home against Leonas in Ponce and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Carolina G.: C.Cortijo 18+3reb, K.Szunko 17+7reb+4ast, A.Morales 14+4reb, S.Roman 13+2reb+2ast, Y.Jones 12+7reb+1ast, C.Valentin 10+3reb
Juncos V.: R.Taylor 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Holmes 14+8reb+2ast, E.Vargas-Sanchez 12+10reb+3ast, B.Concepcion 9+2reb+2ast, T.De La Paz 5+4reb+3ast, S.Colon 5+4reb
gschID: 187226


San German - Morovis M. 68-71

Fourth-ranked Athleticas (8-9) gave a tough game to second ranked Montaneras (13-4) in San German. The visitors from Morovis managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected easier game. The guests were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 22-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Montaneras brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Pamela Rosado (165-86) who led the winners and scored 30 points and 4 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). American power forward Angelina Williams (183-83, college: Illinois) accounted for 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side. American guard Sumar Leslie (170-90, college: Nicholls St.) came up with 23 points and the former international Stephanie Rosado (189-89, college: IPFW) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Athleticas in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Montaneras. They maintain second place with 13-4 record behind leader Quebradillas, which they share with Carolina G. Athleticas lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Montaneras will play against Gigantes (#3) in Carolina in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Athleticas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Morovis M.: P.Rosado 30+2reb+1ast, A.Williams 23+9reb+1ast, A.Sepulveda 6+6reb+1ast, K.Rodriguez 5+4reb+2ast, N.Figueroa 4+4reb+3ast, K.Feliciano 2+3reb+3ast
San German: S.Leslie 23+4reb+1ast, T.White 18+5reb+2ast, S.Rosado 16+6reb+3ast, Z.Sanchez 9+7reb+3ast, K.Rosario 2+4reb+1ast, Z.Gonzalez 0+14reb+4ast
gschID: 187225


Quebradillas - Carolina G. 73-72

The most exciting game of round 15 in the BSNF took place in Quebradillas. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Gigantes (13-4) to first ranked Piratas (14-4) 73-72 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gigantes won fourth quarter 19-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Piratas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Becca Bruszewski (185-88, college: Notre Dame) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Yahimily Cabrera (-82) helped adding 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was international forward Yolanda Jones (184-84, college: La-Lafayette) with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Carla Cortijo (172-87, college: Texas) scored 19 points and 7 steals. Five Piratas and four Gigantes players scored in double figures. Piratas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Newly promoted Piratas maintains first place with 14-4 record. Defending champion Gigantes dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Morovis M.. Piratas are looking forward to face Tigres (#6) in Aguas Buenas in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Gigantes will play on the road against the league's second-placed Montaneras (#2) in Morovis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: B.Bruszewski 16+9reb+4ast, C.Centeno 16+4reb+2ast, M.Lechlitner 12+2reb+4ast, M.Placido 11+7reb+4ast, Y.Cabrera 10+11reb+4ast, A.Barrientos 6+1reb+1ast
Carolina G.: Y.Jones 21+9reb+4ast, C.Cortijo 19+4reb+2ast, C.Valentin 15+5reb+3ast, K.Szunko 10+12reb+1ast, A.Morales 5+3reb+1ast, E.Gonzalez 2
gschID: 187223


Aguas B.T. - Ponce L. 92-70

Bottom-ranked Leonas (0-18) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 18th consecutive match to sixth ranked Tigres (6-11) 92-70. Tigres dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Leonas' 46. They outrebounded Leonas 54-42 including a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American guard Monique Martin (180-83, college: Brewton Parker) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. Her fellow American import forward Dominic Seals (188-87, college: Texas Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. International guard Angelica Bermudez (179-89, college: Kean) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 20 rebounds and American forward Denise Lewis (185-90, college: Tulsa) added 19 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Leonas. Leonas' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tigres maintains sixth place with 6-11 record. Leonas lost their sixteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Tigres' next round opponent will be league's leader Piratas in Quebradillas and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leonas will play on the road against Valencianes (#5) in Juncos and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Aguas B.T.: M.Martin 30+13reb+1ast, D.Seals 24+14reb, L.Baez 12+9reb+2ast, J.Quiles 10+1reb, A.Johnson 8+6reb, F.Lee Flores 5+8reb+3ast
Ponce L.: D.Lewis 19+8reb, A.Bermudez 14+20reb, M.Colon 12+5reb+2ast, J.Fairweather 9+3reb+1ast, S.Ramos 7+2reb+1ast, J.Ithier 3+1reb
gschID: 187224



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Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Biljana PESOVIC
  Timisoara
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Pesovic, Timisoara27.3 
 2. Brown, Timisoara20.7 
 3. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe20.0 
 4. Ferenczi, Cluj N.19.5 
 5. Thompson, Alba Iul.18.7 
 6. Ungureanu, Rapid18.0 
 7. Givens, ICIM A.17.5 
 8. Cursaru, Brasov17.0 
 9. Ene, Rapid17.0 
 10. Lyons, Alexandria16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amanda THOMPSON
  Alba Iulia
  (183-F-87)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Thompson, Alba Iul.12.3 
 2. Stjepanovic, Brasov12.0 
 3. Thornton, Brasov12.0 
 4. Munteanu, Olimpia9.3 
 5. Arlen, Alexandria9.3 
 6. Tikhonenko, Targo.9.0 
 7. Erak, Sp.Studente.9.0 
 8. Matic, Targoviste8.7 
 9. Freeman, Satu Mare8.7 
 10. Demirovic, Sp.Stu.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Annemarie PARAU
  Satu Mare
  (175-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Parau, Satu Mare9.0 
 2. Cursaru, Brasov5.0 
 3. Beljanski, Sp.Stu.4.7 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.4.3 
 5. Rhoads, Sf.Gheorg.4.3 
 6. Babkina, Targoviste4.0 
 7. Lyons, Alexandria4.0 
 8. Ivanovic, Sf.Gheor.3.7 
 9. Arnold, Alexandria3.5 
 10. Boriga, ICIM A.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Timisoara
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Brown, Timisoara4.7 
 2. Drye, Satu Mare4.7 
 3. Parau, Satu Mare3.7 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.3.5 
 5. Ivanovic, Sf.Gheor.3.3 
 6. Lyons, Alexandria3.0 
 7. Freeman, Satu Mare3.0 
 8. Rhoads, Sf.Gheorg.3.0 
 9. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe3.0 
 10. Pesovic, Timisoara3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Claudia ENE
  Rapid
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Ene, Rapid1.3 
 2. Kovacevic, Satu M.1.3 
 3. Ionescu, Craiova1.3 
 4. Frieson, Cluj N.1.3 
 5. Rus, Alexandria1.3 
 6. Wampler, Sf.Gheor.1.0 
 7. Matic, Targoviste1.0 
 8. Chelariu, Olimpia1.0 
 9. Melnika, Alba Iulia1.0 
 10. Valentine, Sf.Ghe.1.0 



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Grubor's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Ivana Grubor (185-F/C-84) had an amazing evening for Jagodina 2001 and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. She had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while her team beat Sumadija KG (0-1) 73-68.

Second best performed player was Aleksandra Racic (181-G-90) of Sumadija KG. She is a guard in her first season at Sumadija KG. In the last game Racic recorded impressive 32 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Katarina Vuckovic (191-F/C-94) of Crvena Zvezda. Vuckovic showcased her all-around game by recording 17 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. She was a key player of Crvena Zvezda, leading her team to a 77-66 win against Stara Pazova (0-1).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marija Ilic (190-C-85) of Student - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Milena Radosevic (173-G/F-87) of Srbobran - 24 points
6. L'oreal Joi Price (173-G/F-87) of Vrbas Medela - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Miljana Radosevic (178-G-93) of Celarevo - 28 points and 6 assists
8. Olga Stepanovic (178-SG-94) of Sabac - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jelica Domazet (188-F/C-88) of Srbobran - 15 points and 6 rebounds
10. Dragana Vukovic (190-C-78) of Stara Pazova - 12 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Vicki Baugh signs at Winnus - by Ernest (T)

KdbLife Winnus Guri (WKBL) landed 23-year old American power forward Vicki Baugh (193-89, college: Tennessee). Baugh played in the summer at Tulsa Shock (WNBA) in the U.S.. This summer.
Baugh attended University of Tennessee until 2012 and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She was a member of USA U19 National Team back in 2007 and played also for U18 National Team in 2006.
Baugh graduated from University of Tennessee in 2012 and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Standings - WKBL

WKBL Standings
 1. Bichumi 0-0 
 2. KB Stars 0-0 
 3. One FX 0-0 
 4. S-Birds 0-0 
 5. Winnus 0-0 
 6. Woori Hansae 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 12: Winnus - Woori Hansae
Oct. 13: Bichumi - S-Birds
Oct. 14: KB Stars - One FX


S-Birds sign Tamera Young - by Eurobasket News (T)

Shinhan Bank S-Birds (WKBL) signed 26-year old American guard Tamera Young (188-77kg-86, college: JMU). Young played last summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA) in the U.S.. In 33 WNBA games last season she had 8.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Young attended James Madison University and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
She is quite experienced player. Young has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Umbertide), Latvia (Cesis), Spain (Extrugasa), Turkey (Istanbul Universitesi and Kayseri) and WNBA (Atlanta Dream).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Woori Hansae signs Ruth Riley - by Eurobasket News (T)

Woori Bank Hansae (WKBL) signed 33-year old USA ex-international center Ruth Riley (196-90kg-79, college: Notre Dame). Riley played last summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA) in the U.S.. She played in two countries last year (!!!). In 33 WNBA games last season she had just 2.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg. Riley also played at Liaoning in Chinese WCBA earlier that season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese WCBA 2nd Team.
Riley was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2004. She also represented USA at the Olympic Games in Athens eight years ago.
Riley is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Latvia (TTT Riga), Poland (BI SSA Gdynia), Spain (Maquinaria Ensino and Rivas Ecopolis), WNBA (Tulsa Shock and San Antonio Silver Stars) and NWBL (Colorado Chill).
Riley attended University of Notre Dame until 2001 and it will be her twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Nakia Sanford signs at Woori Hansae - by Eurobasket News (T)

Woori Bank Hansae (WKBL) landed 36-year old American center Nakia Sanford (194-91kg-76, college: Kansas, agency: LBM Management). Sanford played in the summer at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in the U.S.. In 31 WNBA games last season she averaged 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg. She also played at Kayseri in Turkish league earlier that season. In 11 Eurocup games last year she had 10.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg. Sanford also played 28 games in WNBA where she had 12.7ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.6apg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team Sanford played that season for was Phoenix in WNBA. In 31 WNBA games she had 4.2ppg and 3.4rpg.
She is a very experienced player. Sanford has played also professionally in Israel, Italy (Umana Reyer), Russia (Vologda-Chevakata), Spain (Ibiza) and WNBA (Washington Mystics).
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Woori Hansae.
Sanford attended University of Kansas until 1999 and it will be her 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Bichumi adds Harris to their roster, ex Elitzur Ramla - by Eurobasket News (T)

Samsung Life Bichumi (WKBL) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Amber Harris (195-98kg-88, college: Xavier). Harris played last season at Elitzur Ramla in Israeli D1 league. She managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). Harris helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played at Besiktas in Turkish TKBL earlier that season. In 3 TKBL games she recorded 8.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team Harris played that season for was Minnesota in WNBA. In 29 WNBA games she averaged 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
Harris attended Xavier University until 2011 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



KB Stars add Kizer to their roster - by Eurobasket News (T)

KB Stars (WKBL) added to their roster 22-year old American center Lynetta Kizer (193-98kg-90, college: Maryland). Kizer played last summer at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in the U.S.. In 15 WNBA games last season she recorded 7.1ppg and 3.4rpg. She also played at Maryland in Atlantic Coast Conference earlier that season. In 33 Atlantic Coast Conference games last year she averaged 10.9ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Kizer played that season for was Tulsa in WNBA. In 7 WNBA games she averaged just 2.7ppg and 2.1rpg. This summer.
Kizer attended University of Maryland until 2012 and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She was a member of USA University National Team last year and played also for U18 National Team in 2008.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SPAIN   


Perfumerias Avenida win Spanish SuperCup - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Uni Girona 68:59

Perfumerias Avenida win Spanish SuperCup to start the season with the trophy. The Copa de la Reina winners Perfumerias Avenida faced the Spanish leagues third placed Uni Girona and beat them 68:59.
Uni Girona won the first period 17:15 and proved the ambitions for the upcoming season. They lost the second frame by three points and trailed 1 point at the halftime. Perfumerias Avenida however dominated the second half. They needed 17-13 in the third period and 21-17 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Roneeka Hodges (180-G-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida St.) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and was named MVP of the game. Egle Sulciute (190-PF-85) delivered 13, while Marta Xargay Casademont (180-G-90, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 11. Fernandez followed them with 10 points in a win. Jacinta Monroe (193-F/C-88, college: Florida St.) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort. Oumoul Sarr (185-F/C-84) notched 15, while Noemi Jordana (173-G-80) ended up with 11.

Avenida: Roneeka Hodges 19, Egle Sulciute 13, Marta Xargay Casademont 11, Fernandez 10
Girona: Jacinta Monroe 16, Oumoul Sarr 15, Noemi Jordana 11



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Standings - Damligan

Damligan Standings
 1. Telge 2-0 
 2. Mark Basket 1-0 
 3. Norrkoping 1-0 
 4. Sallen 1-0 
 5. Solna Vikings 1-0 
 6. Umea 0-0 
 7. 08 0-1 
 8. Eos 0-1 
 9. Jarfalla 0-1 
 10. Kvarnby 0-1 
 11. Northland 0-1 
 12. Visby 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 10: Telge - Jarfalla 79-36
Oct. 13: Jarfalla - Visby
Oct. 13: 08 - Norrkoping
Oct. 13: Kvarnby - Mark Basket
Oct. 14: Eos - Sallen
Oct. 14: Udominate - Solna Vikings


Stats Leaders - Damligan

Points Per Game
 Paulina HERSLER
  Telge
  (190-PF-94)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Hersler, Telge18.5 
 2. Robinson, Telge16.5 
 3. Olheim, Telge7.5 
 4. Allgood, Telge7.0 
 5. Holmqvist, Telge5.5 
 6. Stjarnstrom, Telge5.5 
 7. Frykbo, Telge0.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devona ALLGOOD
  Telge
  (190-C-90)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Allgood, Telge12.5 
 2. Stjarnstrom, Telge7.5 
 3. Olheim, Telge6.5 
 4. Hersler, Telge6.5 
 5. Robinson, Telge5.0 
 6. Holmqvist, Telge5.0 
 7. Frykbo, Telge2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Angelique ROBINSON
  Telge
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Robinson, Telge3.5 
 2. Olheim, Telge2.0 
 3. Stjarnstrom, Telge1.5 
 4. Hersler, Telge1.0 
 5. Allgood, Telge0.5 
 6. Frykbo, Telge0.5 
 7. Holmqvist, Telge0.0 
Steals Per Game
 Devona ALLGOOD
  Telge
  (190-C-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Allgood, Telge2.5 
 2. Robinson, Telge2.5 
 3. Olheim, Telge1.0 
 4. Frykbo, Telge1.0 
 5. Holmqvist, Telge0.5 
 6. Hersler, Telge0.5 
 7. Stjarnstrom, Telge0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jennifer STJARNSTROM
  Telge
  (188-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Stjarnstrom, Telge2.0 
 2. Hersler, Telge0.5 
 3. Allgood, Telge0.5 
 4. Frykbo, Telge0.0 
 5. Robinson, Telge0.0 
 6. Olheim, Telge0.0 
 7. Holmqvist, Telge0.0 
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Key number one in Sweden for round 1 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Ashley Key (177-G-85) had an amazing evening for Mark Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while her team beat Eos (0-1) 64-56.

The second best player was 25-year old former international forward Elisabeth Egnell (185-F-87) of Norrkoping. Egnell had a very good evening with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. She led Norrkoping to comfortable win outscoring Visby (0-1) 104-21.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Norrkoping's star - international forward Hanna Johansson (187-F-89). Johansson scored 11 points and grabbed ten rebounds.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Johanna Kallman (172-G-87) of Norrkoping - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Katarina Andersson (191-C-83) of Solna Vikings - 18 points and 7 rebounds
6. Ashleigh Brown (183-F/G-87) of Kvarnby - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-SG-91) of Telge - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Tanya Massamba (182-F/G-91) of Norrkoping - 11 points and 8 rebounds
9. Malin Aasa (180-SG-87) of Norrkoping - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Tamara Ruzic (180-G-79) of Solna Vikings - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Damligan: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Damligan just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games, including even overtime victory of Telge at home.

Norrkoping - Visby 104-21
The game without a history. Norrkoping Dolphins led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Visby Ladies to just 3 points in second and fourth quarters and to 8 points in first half. Norrkoping Dolphins held Visby Ladies to an opponent 13.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 63.8 percent accuracy of the winners. Norrkoping Dolphins forced 24 Visby Ladies turnovers and outrebounded them 43-23 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Norrkoping Dolphins players were unselfish on offense dishing 34 assists comparing to just 3 passes made by Visby Ladies' players. The former international forward Elisabeth Egnell (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) stepped up and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and international guard Johanna Kallman (172-87) chipped in 14 points and 9 assists. Five Norrkoping Dolphins players scored in double figures. Norrkoping Dolphins' coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American point guard Taylor Wencis responded with 6 points and 7 rebounds and forward Johanna Petersson (178-96) scored 1 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Norrkoping: E.Egnell 20+7reb+4ast, J.Kallman 14+3reb+9ast, H.Johansson 11+10reb+3ast, T.Massamba 11+8reb+1ast, M.Aasa 11+4reb+6ast, G.De Leeuw 10+4reb+3ast
Visby: T.Wencis 6+7reb, L.Sjoberg 5+1reb+1ast, H.Munthe-Gottberg 4+1reb, C.Larsson 3+2reb, E.Sjoberg 2, J.Petersson 1+7reb
gschID: 183497


Mark Basket - Eos 64-56
IK Eos were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 17-8 charge of Mark Basket, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Mark Basket forced 21 IK Eos turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ashley Key (177-85, college: N.Carolina St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Johanna Jerebko (180-89) contributed with 4 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Julia Tornberg (179-91) answered with 10 points and 6 rebounds and Danish guard Anna Seilund (174-93) added 11 points in the effort for IK Eos.
Top scorers:
Mark Basket: A.Key 26+10reb+2ast, S.Johansson 9+1ast, H.Brandmark 8+2reb+2ast, L.Knutsson 6+4reb+3ast, E.Molin 6+3reb, J.Jerebko 4+10reb+3ast
Eos: A.Seilund 11+3reb+1ast, J.Tornberg 10+6reb+2ast, J.Ausmann 10+2reb, C.Ausmann 7+3reb+1ast, H.Isaksson 4+3reb, J.Von Uthmann 4+1reb
gschID: 183498


Solna Vikings - Kvarnby 74-64
The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 44-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Solna Vikings dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Kvarnby's 32. It was a very good performance for Serbian guard Tamara Ruzic (180-79, college: Charleston So.) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Eureka Brooks (170-86, college: Florida) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. American swingman Ashleigh Brown (183-87, college: Miami, OH) answered with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and German power forward Petra Glaser (196-81, college: Long Beach St.) added 18 points in the effort for Kvarnby. Kvarnby's coach Johanna Ericsson let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Solna Vikings: T.Ruzic 19+7reb+3ast, K.Andersson 18+7reb, E.Brooks 17+3reb+5ast, C.Bacon 9+9reb+1ast, E.Halldin Wedin 4+2reb+1ast, O.Kjelsson 3+3reb+1ast
Kvarnby: P.Glaser 18+3reb+1ast, E.Soderstrom 14+6reb+2ast, P.Juhlin 11+5reb, A.Brown 9+10reb+5ast, L.Noaksson 5+2reb+1ast, B.Smart 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 183494


Telge - Northland 74-71 OT
The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 18-17 run, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 6-3. Telge forced 21 Northland turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Northland helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Angelique Robinson (188, college: JMU) fired 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-91) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Telge players scored in double figures. International guard Frida Aili (179-88) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Martina Stalvant (181-89) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Northland's coach Mikael Johansson tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Telge: A.Robinson 21+3reb+4ast, P.Hersler 18+6reb+1ast, C.Forsman-Goga 14+5reb+6ast, J.Olheim 12+8reb+2ast, J.Stjarnstrom 5+9reb+1ast, D.Allgood 2+5reb
Northland: F.Aili 19+5reb+3ast, M.Stalvant 14+4reb+2ast, A.Barthold 10+7reb, L.Johnson 9+6reb, J.Vesterberg 8+7reb+1ast, E.Nystrom 7+1ast
gschID: 183495


Sallen - 08 76-32
The game without a history. Sallen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding 08 Stockholm to just 5 points in fourth quarter and to 11 points in second half. Sallen held 08 Stockholm to an opponent 19.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Sallen forced 24 08 Stockholm turnovers. The former international forward Camilla Fagerberg (181-86) nailed 14 points for the winning side and point guard Helena Kjellgren (167-90) accounted for 10 points and 7 rebounds. Erica Iderstal (173-94) came up with 14 points and forward Senait Ghebremeskel (184-95) added 2 points and 5 rebounds respectively for 08 Stockholm in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Sallen: C.Fagerberg 14+4reb+1ast, A.Nordstrom 11+4reb+3ast, H.Kjellgren 10+7reb+1ast, T.Halvorsen 9+1reb+1ast, S.Hansson 9+5reb+2ast, K.Tattersdill 8+5reb
08: E.Iderstal 14+3reb, V.Milakovic 4+3reb, S.Klackenberg 2+3reb, S.Ghebremeskel 2+5reb, J.Darbo 2, C.Kumbi 2+4reb+1ast



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TBB2L Standings - by Greg

TKB2L Standings
Group A
 1. 55 Genclik 0-0 
 2. Altay Konak 0-0 
 3. Bakospor 0-0 
 4. Botas 0-0 
 5. Burhaniye Bld 0-0 
 6. Celtispor 0-0 
 7. Dizdar 0-0 
 8. Nallihan 0-0 
 9. Yalova 0-0 
 10. Yunus 0-0 
Group B
 1. Anadolu Univ. 0-0 
 2. Asistanbul 0-0 
 3. Bursa BSB 0-0 
 4. Harranspor 0-0 
 5. Izmir BSB 0-0 
 6. Mersin Univ. 0-0 
 7. Nevsehir Uni. 0-0 
 8. Orduspor 0-0 
 9. Orman 0-0 
Group C
 1. Balcova 0-0 
 2. Bigaspor 0-0 
 3. Cankaya 0-0 
 4. Edirne 0-0 
 5. Gure 0-0 
 6. Harran Uni. 0-0 
 7. Nigde T.T. 0-0 
 8. Sakarya 0-0 
 9. Sirince 0-0 
 10. Tekkekoy 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 13: Altay Konak - Botas
Oct. 13: Burhaniye Bld - Yalova
Oct. 14: Yunus - Celtispor
Oct. 14: Dizdar - Bakospor
Oct. 14: 55 Genclik - Nallihan

B

Oct. 13: Harranspor - Anadolu Univ.
Oct. 13: Bursa BSB - Asistanbul
Oct. 13: Orman - Mersin Univ.
Oct. 14: Orduspor - Izmir BSB

C

Oct. 12: Cankaya - Nigde T.T.
Oct. 13: Balcova - Bigaspor
Oct. 14: Tekkekoy - Sakarya
Oct. 14: Gure - Edirne
Oct. 14: Harran Uni. - Sirince