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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. Estudian.Con. 4-0 
 2. San Mart.C. 4-0 
 3. Obera TC 3-1 
 4. San Isidro 3-1 
 5. Instituto Cor. 2-2 
 6. La Union 2-2 
 7. Union Sunch 2-2 
 8. Atl.Echague 1-3 
 9. Sarmiento 1-3 
 10. Alvear 0-4 
South
 1. Alianza Viedma 4-0 
 2. Ciclista 4-0 
 3. Quilmes MP 2-2 
 4. Sport Club 2-2 
 5. MH Basket 1-3 
 6. Banda Norte 1-3 
 7. Bragado 1-3 
 8. Huracan 1-3 
 9. Rocamora 1-3 
 10. San Lorenzo Ch. 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: San Lorenzo Ch. - Ciclista 91-95
Oct. 12: La Union - Atl.Echague 77-75
Oct. 12: Instituto Cor. - San Isidro 72-78
Oct. 12: Banda Norte - Union Sunch 72-75
Oct. 12: Rocamora - Estudian.Con. 65-70
Oct. 12: Huracan - Quilmes MP 63-83
Oct. 12: Alvear - Obera TC 62-76
Oct. 12: Sport Club - Bragado 61-72
Oct. 12: Sarmiento - San Mart.C. 45-79
Oct. 12: Alianza Viedma - MH Basket 120-119

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 19: Alvear - San Mart.C.
Oct. 19: Obera TC - Sarmiento
Oct. 19: Estudian.Con. - Union Sunch
Oct. 19: San Isidro - Banda Norte
Oct. 19: Rocamora - Atl.Echague
Oct. 19: Estudian.Con. - La Union
Oct. 19: Sport Club - Ciclista
Oct. 19: Bragado - San Lorenzo Ch.
Oct. 19: Alianza Viedma - Quilmes MP
Oct. 19: MH Basket - Huracan


Torneo Federal kick off - by Facundo Iatzky

With the game between El Chorrillero and Anzorena mendoza, the second edition of Torneo Federal has begun. This year the third division of argentinean baketball will be played by 49 teams of all around the country.
In the inaugural game, El chorrillero beat easily to Anzorena 82-62. Veteran Diego Prego (198-F-77) scored 18 points, followed by Gustavo Acosta with 15. Leandro Masieri was the best in a losing effort.
In the other game played yesterday, deportivo roca defeated del progreso 82-82. Terrific Performance for Adolfo Garcia (193-F-84) with 30 points. In progreso, Juan Manuel Fabi scored 34.
Torneo Federal will ocntinue with its first round this weekend.



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Hawks 2-0 
 2. Wildcats 1-0 
 3. Breakers 1-1 
 4. Kings 1-1 
 5. Taipans 1-1 
 6. 36ers 1-1 
 7. Crocodiles 0-1 
 8. Tigers 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Kings - Tigers 85-82
Oct. 12: Breakers - 36ers 73-59
Oct. 12: Taipans - Hawks 58-68
Oct. 14: Crocodiles - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Darnell LAZARE
  Kings
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lazare, Kings22.0 
 2. Tragardh, Taipans20.0 
 3. Henry, Kings19.0 
 4. Johnson, 36ers18.0 
 5. Jackson, Breakers18.0 
 6. Scott, Tigers15.5 
 7. Weigh, 36ers15.0 
 8. Forman, Hawks13.5 
 9. Petrie, 36ers13.0 
 10. Walker, Tigers12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darnell LAZARE
  Kings
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lazare, Kings10.0 
 2. Burston, Tigers9.5 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers9.0 
 4. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 5. Scott, Tigers7.5 
 6. Gruber, Hawks6.5 
 7. Tragardh, Taipans6.5 
 8. Crosswhite, Kings6.5 
 9. Davidson, Hawks6.5 
 10. Hill, Taipans6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.5 
 2. Henry, Kings5.5 
 3. Braswell, Tigers5.5 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.5 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 6. Vukona, Breakers3.5 
 7. Loughton, Taipans3.5 
 8. Williams, Taipans3.0 
 9. Martin, Hawks3.0 
 10. Goulding, Tigers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Tigers
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Braswell, Tigers3.0 
 2. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 3. Boucher, Breakers2.5 
 4. Madgen, Kings2.0 
 5. Williams, Taipans2.0 
 6. Schenscher, 36ers2.0 
 7. Henry, Kings2.0 
 8. Bruton, Breakers1.5 
 9. Vukona, Breakers1.5 
 10. Davidson, Hawks1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke SCHENSCHER
  36ers
  (216-C-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Schenscher, 36ers3.0 
 2. Tragardh, Taipans2.5 
 3. Pledger, Breakers2.5 
 4. Forman, Hawks2.0 
 5. Scott, Tigers2.0 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.5 
 7. Garlepp, Kings1.5 
 8. Cadee, 36ers1.0 
 9. Burston, Tigers1.0 
 10. Gliddon, Taipans0.5 



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Siauliai 1-0 
 2. TTU 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Naglis Palangos 1-1 
 5. Rapla 0-1 
 6. Barsy Atyrau 0-2 
Group B
 1. Tartu Ulikool 2-0 
 2. Lietkabelis 1-0 
 3. Jelgava 1-1 
 4. Liepaja 1-1 
 5. Juventus 0-1 
 6. Valga 0-2 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 3-0 
 2. Barons kvartals 2-0 
 3. Nevezis 0-1 
 4. Sakalai 0-1 
 5. Tarvas 0-1 
 6. Tln Kalev 0-2 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-0 
 2. Valmiera 1-0 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 4. LSU-Baltai 0-1 
 5. Parnu 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Juventus - Lietkabelis 79-95
Oct. 15: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau
Oct. 16: Rudupis - Barons kvartals
Oct. 16: LSU-Baltai - Valmiera
Oct. 16: Juventus - Jelgava
Oct. 16: Ventspils - Siauliai
Oct. 16: Valga - Tartu Ulikool
Oct. 16: Nevezis - Sakalai
Oct. 16: Liepaja - Lietkabelis
Oct. 17: TTU - Barsy Atyrau


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksey ADEDIRAN
  Valga
  (204-C-82)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Adediran, Valga22.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev20.0 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 4. Fredrick, Barsy A.18.5 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons18.5 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock17.5 
 8. Matyukevych, Bars.15.5 
 9. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.0 
 10. Metra, Barons k.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 13
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.13.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.5 
 3. Adediran, Valga11.5 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.10.0 
 5. Rozitis, Barons k.8.0 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis8.0 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.8.0 
 8. Vene, Rudupis7.3 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock6.5 
 10. Pastusena, Liepa.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja6.5 
 2. Oja, Valga6.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 4. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 5. Fredrick, Barsy A.4.5 
 6. Janavicius, Rudupis4.3 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.7 
 8. Kriisa, TU/Rock3.5 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis3.3 
 10. Roos, Tln Kalev3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (189-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.5 
 2. Chamberlain, Jelga.3.5 
 3. Mizis, Jelgava3.5 
 4. Jakovics, Liepaja3.0 
 5. Saage, TU/Rock2.5 
 6. Petersonig, Valga2.5 
 7. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 8. Metra, Barons k.2.0 
 9. Jarvelainen, Valga2.0 
 10. Vene, Rudupis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.5 
 2. Bricis, Liepaja1.5 
 3. Matyukevych, Bars.1.5 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.5 
 5. Korshunov, Barsy A.1.0 
 6. Zelionis, Barsy A.1.0 
 7. Evstigneev, Barsy1.0 
 8. Pastusena, Liepaja1.0 
 9. Nelyubov, TU/Rock1.0 
 10. Kumpys, Naglis P.0.5 



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  BELARUS   

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Impuls BGUIR 1-0 
 2. Sozh Gomel 1-0 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk II 1-0 
 4. Grodno-93 0-0 
 5. Borifsen 0-1 
 6. Rubon 0-1 
 7. Svisloch 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 12: Tsmoki-Minsk II - Svisloch 97-89
Oct. 12: Sozh Gomel - Rubon 93-82
Oct. 12: Borifsen - Impuls BGUIR 68-79

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 19: Grodno-93 - Borifsen
Oct. 19: Svisloch - Sozh Gomel
Oct. 19: Rubon - Tsmoki-Minsk II


Borisfen Mogilev brings in Aededji Ogunlege, Haidukevich and Artsiom Sharamet - by Eurobasket News

Borisfen Mogilev brings in Aededji Ogunlege (186-G-90) and Artsiom Sharamet (207-C-93) to complete the roster for 2012/2013 season.
Borisfen Mogilev confirmed in their roster 22-year old Nigerian guard Aededji Ogunlege. The Nigerian player was with the team a bit last season but should appear more this year in the roster.
Artsiom Sharamet played last season for Minsk-2006 2nd team (Premier League). In 14 games his stats read 3.5ppg, 2.2rpg. Early in 2009 he was a member of the Belarusian U16 National Team. At the European Championships U16 Division B in Portugal -09 his stats read 1.7ppg, 2.3rpg. Later he was a member of the Belarusian U18 National Team -11.
Vadzim Haidukevich (193-F-93) comes from SBK Grodno-93 2nd team. He was also a member of the Belarusian U16 National Team in 2009. At the European Championships U16 Division B in Portugal he showed 1.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg.



BK Svislotch Osipovichi announced Vytautas Kamarunas, Maksim Shustau and Pavel Shuleyko - by Eurobasket News

BK Svislotch Osipovichi landed 23-year old Lithuanian guard Vytautas Kamarunas (180-G-89). Kamarunas played most recently at Naglis Palangos in Lithuanian LKL league. In 9 Baltic League games last season he averaged just 2.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kamarunas also played 7 games in LKL but he had only 0.9ppg. He also played at Klaipedos LCC TU in Lithuanian RKL earlier that season.Kamarunas won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2010.
BK Svislotch Osipovichi also landed 26-year old former international point guard Maksim Shustau (184-PG-86). Shustau played most recently at Tsmoki-Minsk 2nd team (Premier League). He played in two countries last year. In 18 Premier League games last season he averaged 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.3apg and 1.5spg. Shustau helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played at Tobol in Kazakhstan D1 earlier that season. Shustau was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League 2nd Team in 2004 and 2011.
BK Svislotch Osipovichi inked 24-year old forward Pavel Shuleyko (200-F-88). Shuleyko has played for the last five years at BK Grodno-93. In 20 Premier League games last season he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to both and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.



Enisey upset Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarus - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk - Enisey 65:79

Enisey upset Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarus in both teams opener of VTB League. The Russian team overcame the new name of Minsk-2006 79:65.
The game was mostly controlled by Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Tsmoki-Minsk managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Enisey Krasnoyarsk had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Jason Rich (191-G-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Bosnian-Slovenian center Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Four Enisey Krasnoyarsk players scored in double figures. American guard Scott Christopherson (190-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) replied with 16 points and forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-F-79) added 8 points in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk.
Enisey Krasnoyarsk is looking forward to face VEF Riga at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tsmoki-Minsk will play Nizhniy Novgorod next.



BK Grodno-93 add Charko, Malkov and Mishukov - by Eurobasket News

BK Grodno-93 38-year old former international swingman Uladzimir Charko (200-F/G-74). It's actually his comeback to Grodno as he played here before. Charko has played there for the last four seasons.CharkoTsmoki-Minsk (Premier League). In 7 VTB United League games last season he averaged just 1.6ppg. He also played 24 games in Premier League where he had 5.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg. Charko helped them to win the title and the cup. He also played 7 games in EuroChallenge where he had 4.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0spg.
Charko was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Honorable Mention in 2009 and 2010. He was a member of Belarusian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2007.
Charko has played previously professionally in Belarus (Vitalyur-RGUOR and of courseBK Grodno-93)
BK Grodno-93 also strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old point guard Artem Malkov (185-PG-88). Malkov has played for the last three years at Rubon (Premier League). In 34 Premier League games last season he recorded 12.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Malkov was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Honorable Mention back in 2009.
Yury Mishukov (205-C-85) played there last season. In 23 Premier League games he had 14.5ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Mishukov also played at Tobol in Kazakhstan D1 earlier that season. He played in the final of Belarusian League in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.



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  BRAZIL   


Paulistano and Bauru take quarterfinal series leads - by Eurobasket News

Paulistano surprised Winner/Limeira on the road to take 1-0 lead in their Paulista League quarterfinal series. Pedro Lima (190-G-87) scored 19 points to pace the visitors to a 77:72 success in the opener. Winner/Limeira held a slender 39:38 halftime lead. But Paulistano went on a 21:12 run in the third quarter to pull in front. They withheld all comeback efforts from Winner/Limeira in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Steven Toyloy (203-C-87, college: Cincinnati) and Ricardo Andreotti (203-F, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Dakota) delivered 14 points each for the visitors. Matheus Pereira (201-C-95) answered with 21 points for Winner/Limeira. Leandro Da Silva (203-F/C-81) had 17 points in the loss.
Bauru secured a 1-0 lead over Gremio Mogi after a comfortable 78:62 home victory. Guilherme Pereira (190-F-91) accounted for 16 points to orchestrate victory. Larry Taylor (185-G-80, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Missouri Western) added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guilherme Filipin (191-G/F-83) answered with 20 points for Gremio Mogi.



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  CHINA   


Lester Hudson joins DongGuan - by Eurobasket News

Hudson Lester (191-G-84, college: Tenn-Martin) joins DongGuan for 2012/2013 season. The player left Partizan and will move to China.
Earlier BC Partizan MT:S Beograd agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Hudson Lester. He played most recently at Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in the U.S. While playing 3 games for the team from Memphis last season Hudson averaged 3.0ppg.
Hudson Lester is not new to China. He played in Chinese CBA for 2 seasons. Hudson helped Guandong Southern Tigers to win Chinese CBA in 2011. He was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 2nd Team twice, in 2011 and in 2012. He was also selected to play in CBA All-Star Game last year.
Hudson graduated University of Tennessee at Martin in 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.



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  CROATIA   


Cedevita signs Jusuf Nurkic - by Dajana Karl

After solving all of the issues he had with his previous club Zlatorog, Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) was finally able to sign the contract with KK Cedevita Zagreb. This 18-year-old Bosnian center spent the past several months practicing with KK Cedevita Zagreb and now he will finally be able to get on the court.

This past summer, Nurkic played for the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Championship U18 Division B, where he recorded 19.4 points, 13.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.3 blocked shots playing the average of 30.8 minutes which took him to the MVP title.
Nurkic also had a chance to play with the senior national team at the qualifications for European Championship 2013 after being noticed by the national team's head coach Aleksandar Petrovic (agency: Interperformances ), who decided to invite him. Playing at 3 games, Nurkic averaged 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds.

KK Cedevita Zagreb's head coach, Bozidar Maljkovic (agency: Interperformances ) said: "This is an extremely talented player who still has a lot to do and learn, but even now he can be used in specific stages of the game. If he works hard enough, and I don't see a reason not to because he already does, he should progress more and more by each day and fight for his place on the team."

KK Cedevita Zagreb is hosting Crvena Zvezda DIVA Beograd this Sunday at 5:00 p.m.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Loko Plzen - Proton Zlin 95-68
Oct. 12: Ostrava - Litomerice 83-70
Oct. 12: Nymburk B - Liberec 74-67
Oct. 12: Sokol V. - Sokol P. 46-63
Oct. 14: Kara Trutnov - Sokol H.K.
Oct. 14: JBC Brno - Sparta Praha


Interview with Levice Point Guard Willie Kemp - by Surujh Roopnarine

In his first season playing in Europe, 25-year old point guard Willie Kemp (188-G-87, college: Memphis) is off to a tremendous start both in the Czech NBL and Slovak Extraliga. He is tied for the NBL league lead at 20.0 points per game after two rounds and has helped Astrum Levice to a 2-0 record in the Extraliga.
Kemp played collegiality at the University of Memphis where in between being a part-time starter his freshman and senior seasons, was part of a historic 2007-08 season which saw his Tigers reach the NCAA Championship Game. After playing professionally in the NBA D-League in the USA and then last season in Tunisia, Kemp took some time to share his thoughts on playing for Levice, his journey here and what his expectations are for the season.

Q.What have been your first impressions about Levice, Slovakia so far?

A.It has been great here in Levice so far. The fans are awesome and everybody loves basketball here.

Q.Most fans do not know much about basketball in Tunisia, where you played last season. How did you end up there and what was the experience like?

A.I ended up in Tunisia because I was going to go back to the NBA-D League for a second season but I changed my mind at the last minute. Most jobs in Europe were taken by the time I had made my decision. But the experience was amazing, we traveled to Europe and Morocco to play some good teams. Also, it was a great experience for me to be a leader on another championship team.

Q.Going back to your time at Memphis, you were part of a historic and also controversial 2007-08 Tigers team which reached the NCAA Finals. As a player going through the high of reaching the Finals, but then having to deal with the scrutiny of the NCAA investigations, how did it affect you and your teammates?

A.Playing on the 2007-2008 team at Memphis was something special to be apart of. That team was very talented and amazing as a group. We won a lot of games and making it to the National Championship game is something nobody can ever take away from me and my teammates. When the NCAA started to investigate our team it was very difficult because that's all people wanted to talk about when they see you out somewhere. But, me and my teammates stuck together like we did all season and we knew as a team we didn't break any rules.

Q.What was the most memorable moment of that 2007-08 season for you personally?

A.I had a lot of great memories from the 2007-2008 team. One memory that sticks out is when we played Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament and I stepped up and hit four big three's to help us win and move on in the tournament. Another one, is playing in the National Championship game playing in front of 80,000 people was something special. Another memory was playing with Derrick Rose, he was a great player and I learned a lot from him.

Q.What were some of the positive aspects of playing in the NBA D-League your rookie season?

A.Playing in the NBA D-League my first season was a great experience for me. I played against some good players there. Not only did the D League teach me some things about basketball, it also helped me learn how to be a professional basketball player personally.

Q.So far this season you have gotten off to a terrific start for Levice, what has been the key to your and the teams success?

A.We have just been playing as a team and trying to get better every game and every practice. Our coaching staff does a great job on making us work hard in practice. I know I am 100% dedicated to winning a championship and my teammates are as well. You practice how you play!

Q.You also are in a situation unlike any other team, playing both in the Czech NBL and the Slovakian Extraliga. What is that like? Do you have to change your approach to preparation?

A.Playing in two different leagues is something I haven't done before. The most important thing I have to do is take care of my body and eat right. Playing 60 games is a lot, but if I can do those two things I will be okay.

Q.What is something the fans of Levice should know about Willie Kemp?

A.Fans should know that I love to win and I'm a winner. I love playing the game of Basketball. I am blessed with the chance to play basketball professionally and I do not take that for granted. I hope that my hard work on and off the court shows that. Levice has been great thus far; and I'm willing to do anything to help our basketball team win games this season.



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  DENMARK   


Bakken losses Chris Nielsen - by Thomas Soltau

Chris Nielsen (192-G/F-85) has been in force in Danish basketball for the last many years - a go-to guy and great scorer, but also an outspoken and honest guy, with a clear and very obvious passion for basketball.

Now it seems that this same "passion" might have been the reason the player will no longer wear a Bakken uniform. The Bakken Bears recently reported that their PG/SG had received a suspension and later had been let go do to a specific incident, which happened prior to Bakken's recent game against Randers Cimbria Basketball.

Chris Nielsen could very likely end up back with his former team Randers Cimbria Basketball, and will in this case tremendously strengthen the Cimbria roster.

If this happens Randers Cimbria Basketball should definitely start a clime up the rankings. The team is also still waiting for Bonell Colas to be cleared to play.





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  D-LEAGUE   


Fort Wayne Mad Ants bring back Ron Howard - by Eurobasket News

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced the signing of Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso) for 2012/13 season. The forward joined the team back in 2011. Last season Ron Howard posted 17.5 points, 4.1 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game in D-League. Previously Ron Howard had stints in Israel, Venezuela, Mexico and D-League. He participated at CIBACOPA and D-League All-Star Games in 2007 and 2010 respectively.


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  EGYPT   


Al- Harery Tournament - by Ahmed Fawzy


Riyadi Club of Lebanon, the hosting team of the tournament, managed to beat Al-Ahly Club of Egypt in the semi-final 76/64 and end its quest for the title. The game was strong and fast, Al-Ahly had a good start lead by the player Ibrahim El-Gammal (#24) but Riyadi Club had a nice comeback lead by its players Ismail Ahmed and Ahmed Ibrahim. Riyadi Club is awaiting the winner of the game between Sporting Club of Alexandria and Etoile Club of Tunisia.

Etoile Club of Tunisia was able to cruise to the final game of the Arab Clubs Basketball Tournament by beating Sporting Club of Alexandria 71/61. The game started strong from Etoile's side that managed to end the first half with 15 points lead 40/25. Sporting Club, the black horse of the tournament, tried to launch a comeback but Etoile was just the better team. With this result, Etoile is expected to meet Riyadi of Lebanon for the title game.




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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Valga - TTU 88-81
Oct. 12: Tln Kalev - Kalev/Cramo 74-82
Oct. 12: Tarvas - Parnu 100-84
Oct. 13: Hito/Johvi - Tarvas
Oct. 14: TTU - TU/Rock


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev22.5 
 2. Laksa, Tarvas22.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas19.5 
 4. Evart, Parnu17.5 
 5. Keedus, TTU17.0 
 6. Arnold, TTU16.5 
 7. Oja, Valga16.5 
 8. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.5 
 9. Raadik, Parnu15.5 
 10. Akenparg, TTU14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu17.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev13.5 
 3. Arnold, TTU11.5 
 4. Umbrasko, Tarvas9.5 
 5. Grim, Valga8.0 
 6. Keedus, TTU7.5 
 7. Cunda, Valga7.0 
 8. Vahter, Tln Kalev6.5 
 9. Tamm, Tarvas6.5 
 10. Akenparg, TTU6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Tamm, Tarvas6.0 
 2. Cunda, Valga5.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.5 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu4.0 
 6. Grim, Valga3.5 
 7. Keedus, TTU3.5 
 8. Raap, Parnu3.5 
 9. Pilk, Tarvas2.5 
 10. Schleicher, Tarvas2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Tamm, Tarvas3.5 
 2. Oja, Valga2.5 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas2.5 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu2.0 
 5. Roos, Tln Kalev2.0 
 6. Keedus, TTU1.5 
 7. Pilk, Tarvas1.5 
 8. Raadik, Parnu1.5 
 9. Akenparg, TTU1.5 
 10. Vahter, Tln Kalev1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Morgan GRIM
  Valga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Grim, Valga1.5 
 2. Makke, TTU1.5 
 3. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 4. Saks, Tarvas1.0 
 5. Arnold, TTU1.0 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas1.0 
 7. Keres, TTU0.5 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.0.5 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas0.5 
 10. Jarvelainen, Valga0.5 


Raitis Grafs join Valga - by Sander Loon

Valga Korvpallikool has made some transactions on their squad. Aleksey Adediran (204-C-82, college: Binghamton) and Howard Crawford (204-C-88, college: UAB) are no longer members of Valga. Aleksey Adediran played only just three games this season in Valga. New members of Valga Korvpallikool are Morgan Grim (203-F-88, college: Utah St.) and Raitis Grafs (208-C-81, college: Valparaiso), ex Rakvere Tarvas where he had in Baltic League 8ppg, 4rpg and in Estonia KML 4ppg, 2rpg. Raitis Grafs will play today against TTU.


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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Fener.Ulker 1-0 
 2. Real Madrid 1-0 
 3. Union Olimpija 1-0 
 4. Khimky 0-1 
 5. Pall. Cantu 0-1 
 6. Panathinaikos 0-1 
Group B
 1. ALBA 1-0 
 2. Chalon 1-0 
 3. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 4. Asseco Prokom 0-1 
 5. Montepaschi SI 0-1 
 6. Unicaja 0-1 
Group C
 1. EA7 Armani 1-0 
 2. Olympiacos 1-0 
 3. Zalgiris 1-0 
 4. Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 5. Caja Laboral 0-1 
 6. Cedevita 0-1 
Group D
 1. Besiktas 1-0 
 2. CSKA 1-0 
 3. FCB Regal 1-0 
 4. Brose Baskets 0-1 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 6. Partizan 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 11: Fener.Ulker - Khimky 92-80
Oct. 12: Real Madrid - Panathinaikos 85-78
Oct. 11: Cantu - Union Olimpija 71-84

B

Oct. 12: Montepaschi SI - ALBA 82-92
Oct. 11: Chalon - Asseco Prokom 81-74
Oct. 11: Unicaja - Maccabi T-A 80-85

C

Oct. 11: Zalgiris - Cedevita 90-62
Oct. 11: Olympiacos - Caja Laboral 85-81
Oct. 12: EA7 Armani - Anadolu Efes 80-75

D

Oct. 12: Besiktas - Partizan 81-65
Oct. 11: CSKA - Lietuvos rytas 75-73
Oct. 12: FCB Regal - Brose Baskets 72-60

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 18: Panathinaikos - Pall. Cantu
Oct. 19: Khimky - Real Madrid
Oct. 19: Union Olimpija - Fener.Ulker

B

Oct. 18: Asseco Prokom - Unicaja
Oct. 18: ALBA - Chalon
Oct. 18: Maccabi T-A - Montepaschi SI

C

Oct. 19: Cedevita - EA7 Armani
Oct. 19: Anadolu Efes - Olympiacos
Oct. 19: Caja Laboral - Zalgiris

D

Oct. 18: Lietuvos rytas - FCB Regal
Oct. 18: Brose Baskets - Besiktas
Oct. 18: Partizan - CSKA


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Earl CALLOWAY
  Unicaja
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 25
 1. Calloway, Unicaja25.0 
 2. Christopher, Besik.25.0 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.23.0 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.23.0 
 5. Schortsaniti., Pan.23.0 
 6. Jankunas, Zalgiris20.0 
 7. Nachbar, Brose B.20.0 
 8. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.20.0 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu19.0 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Union O.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Baynes, Union O.12.0 
 2. Williams, Chalon9.0 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal9.0 
 4. Mirotic, Real Madr.8.0 
 5. Aradori, Cantu8.0 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi8.0 
 7. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.0 
 8. Savanovic, Anadolu7.0 
 9. Kasun, Montepas.7.0 
 10. Krstic, CSKA7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Asseco P.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Blassingame, Assec.11.0 
 2. Tchicamboud, Cha.9.0 
 3. Planinic, Khimky8.0 
 4. Hairston, EA7 A.8.0 
 5. Cook, EA7 Armani7.0 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.6.0 
 7. Waters, Union O.6.0 
 8. Blums, Lietuvos.6.0 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.0 
 10. Morley, ALBA6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Real M.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Draper, Real M.5.0 
 2. Schilb, Chalon4.0 
 3. Rush, Chalon4.0 
 4. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 5. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.0 
 6. Slaughter, Real M.3.0 
 7. Eliyahu, Maccabi3.0 
 8. Erceg, CSKA3.0 
 9. Koszarek, Asseco3.0 
 10. Savanovic, Anado.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexey ZHUKANENKO
  Khimky
  (210-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Zhukanenko, Khimky4.0 
 2. Savas, Fener.Ulker3.0 
 3. Thomas, Maccabi3.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Asseco3.0 
 5. Falker, Besiktas3.0 
 6. Loncar, Khimky3.0 
 7. Lima, Unicaja2.0 
 8. Nocioni, Caja Labo.2.0 
 9. Thompson, ALBA2.0 
 10. Krstic, CSKA2.0 


Darius Maskoliunas takes the helm of Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News

Darius Maskoliunas takes the helm of Lietuvos Rytas for the rest of the season. The Lithuanian Specialist became the Head Coach of the team.
He appeared as a Coach Assistant in 2011-2012. This season he also started as a Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius Coach Assistant but became a Head Coach. Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) left his position.
Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) worked in a team for 2 seasons. The Serbian specialist worked with Krka Novo Mesto earlier. He led Krka to EuroChallenge triumph that season. Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) was named Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Coach of the Year in 2011. Previously Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) worked with Union Olimpija and U17 Yugoslavian National Team.



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 3-0 
 2. Kauhajoki 2-0 
 3. FoKoPo 2-1 
 4. KTP 2-1 
 5. LrNMKY 2-1 
 6. Nilan Bisons 1-1 
 7. Kouvot 1-1 
 8. Kataja 1-1 
 9. Korihait 1-2 
 10. Salon Vilpas 1-2 
 11. Lapua 0-3 
 12. Namika Lahti 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: Nilan Bisons - Kataja 98-75
Oct. 12: KTP - Salon Vilpas 96-89
Oct. 11: Lapua - FoKoPo 81-92
Oct. 12: Namika Lahti - Pyrinto 76-116
Oct. 12: Korihait - LrNMKY 61-64
Oct. 13: Kataja - Kauhajoki


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons28.5 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo24.0 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.22.7 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait21.7 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.20.3 
 6. Barrett, KTP20.0 
 7. Bullock, Kauhajoki20.0 
 8. Conley, LrNM.19.7 
 9. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.7 
 10. Burgess, FoKoPo18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 17
 1. McDade, Nilan B.17.0 
 2. Tolbert, Lapua9.7 
 3. Burgess, FoKoPo8.5 
 4. Molenius, FoKoPo8.3 
 5. Hester, Kouvot8.0 
 6. Atupem, Salon Vilp.8.0 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto8.0 
 8. Vanttaja, Kouvot8.0 
 9. Rainamaa, Korihait7.7 
 10. Thornton, FoKoPo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 2. Smith, Kataja5.0 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 4. Nikkarinen, Kouvot5.0 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.5.0 
 6. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.7 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.4.7 
 8. Holmes, Lapua4.7 
 9. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.5 
 10. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.3 
 2. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.7 
 3. Thornton, FoKoPo2.0 
 4. Bullock, Kauhajoki2.0 
 5. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 6. Rainamaa, Korihait2.0 
 7. Dyer, Korihait1.7 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Lehto, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Barrett, KTP2.0 
 2. Commons, Lapua2.0 
 3. Taft, Korihait1.7 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.1.5 
 5. Matthew, Kataja1.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 7. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 8. Molenius, FoKoPo1.0 
 9. Dyer, Korihait1.0 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.0 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 3-0 
 2. SayRi 2-0 
 3. Pyrinto II 1-0 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 1-0 
 5. Oulun NMKY 1-1 
 6. Huima 1-2 
 7. BC Nokia 0-2 
 8. ToPo 0-2 
 9. Ura Basket 0-2 
Division B
 1. KaU Koris 2-0 
 2. TuNMKY 2-0 
 3. Jarvenpaa 2-1 
 4. HBA-Marsky 1-1 
 5. Espoo Basket 1-1 
 6. JyWe 1-1 
 7. Kerava ET 0-2 
 8. BC Jyvaskyla 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 12: Porvoon Tarmo - Huima 93-58
Oct. 14: Tapiolan Honka - Ura Basket
Oct. 14: ToPo - Pyrinto II
Oct. 19: SayRi - BC Nokia

B

Oct. 12: Jarvenpaa - BC Jyvaskyla 96-59
Oct. 14: HBA-Marsky - Kerava ET
Oct. 14: JyWe - Espoo Basket
Oct. 14: TuNMKY - KaU Koris
Oct. 17: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 33
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia33.0 
 2. Pyykkonen, JyWe28.0 
 3. Salminen, TuNM.25.0 
 4. Pederson, SayRi25.0 
 5. Richardson, Ura B.25.0 
 6. Towa, Kerava ET24.0 
 7. Coleman, ToPo22.0 
 8. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa20.7 
 9. Collins, SayRi19.5 
 10. Suotamo, Espoo B.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia16.5 
 2. Syrjala, KaU Koris14.5 
 3. Stephens, Huima13.3 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET12.5 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe11.0 
 6. Pederson, SayRi10.5 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.10.5 
 8. Itani, BC Jyvasky.10.3 
 9. Young, Porvoon9.7 
 10. Thomas, SayRi9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  KaU Koris
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kinnunen, KaU Koris6.0 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia4.0 
 3. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.0 
 4. Thomas, SayRi3.5 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET3.5 
 6. Ginty, ToPo3.5 
 7. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.0 
 8. Pederson, SayRi3.0 
 9. Kukkonen, Ura B.3.0 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.7 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Little, Kerava ET4.5 
 2. Pyykkonen, JyWe3.5 
 3. Richardson, Ura B.3.5 
 4. Thomas, SayRi3.0 
 5. Herrala, HBA-M.3.0 
 6. Andersen, Espoo B.2.5 
 7. Hazrati, TuNM.2.5 
 8. Kyllonen, Porvoon2.3 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia2.0 
 10. Ginty, ToPo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joonas SUOTAMO
  Espoo B.
  (209-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.5 
 2. Niskanen, ToPo1.5 
 3. Markkanen, BC Jyv.1.3 
 4. Stephens, Huima1.3 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe1.0 
 6. Little, Kerava ET1.0 
 7. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 
 8. Thomas, SayRi1.0 
 9. Andersen, Espoo B.1.0 
 10. Young, Porvoon1.0 


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto crushed YMCA Lahti - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 3: Pyrinto (Tampere) crushed YMCA Lahti tonight in Lahti 76-116 (36-53)! Pyrinto had six players between 14 - 19 points. Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) led Pyrinto with 19 pts. Emmanuel Holloway (183-G-86, college: Illinois St.) led the hosts with 26 pts. KTP (Kotka) defeated Vilpas (Salo) 96-89 (48-46). Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) (KTP) had a double-double 26pts/10rbs. Shawn Atupem (200-F-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) led Vilpas Vikings with 23 pts. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) and YMCA Lappeenranta had a tough and close game. Greg Logins (200-F-88, college: Canisius) and Anttoni Tapio (193-G/F-92) saved the victory for YMCA LPR making all four FTs during the last 16 seconds: 61-64 (28-35). Mikko Jalonen (186-PG-82) scored game high 24 pts for Korihait. Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) led YMCA LPR with 17pts/7a. Korihait three American players scored altogether 15 points. YMCA LPR got 46 pts from the American players.
YMCA Lahti - Pyrinto 76-116 (36-53). (Emmanuel Holloway 26, Cedric Latimer 17/9, Louis Johnson 10 - Carl Lindbom 19, Antero Lehto 18, Kenneth Lowe 18. A: 630).
Korihait - YMCA LPR 61-64 (28-35). (Mikko Jalonen 24, Villematti Kopio 8, Ramon Dyer 7 - Matt Gibson 17/7a, Jason Conlay 15, Greg Logins 14/10. A: 630).
KTP - Vilpas 96-89 (48-46). (Sefton Barrett 26/10, Jukka Matinen 16, Devinne Giles 12 - Shawn Atupem 23, Marquis Hall 20/8a, Alex Vaenerberg 15. A: 976).

In Division 1 A Tarmo (Porvoo) crushed Huima (Aanekoski) 93-58 (46-31). Tarmo record is now 3-0 and Huima is 0-3. Devon McBride (Tarmo) scored game high 23 points.
Tarmo - Huima 93-58 (46-31). (Devon McBride 23, Isaiah Tate 15, Jerrah Young 14/9 - Sami Mantymaa 13, Andre Stephens 10/9, Kent Tribbett 8).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. ASVEL 2-0 
 2. Dijon 1-0 
 3. Gravelines 1-0 
 4. Le Havre 1-0 
 5. Le Mans 1-0 
 6. Limoges 1-0 
 7. Paris-Levallois 1-0 
 8. Poitiers 1-0 
 9. Cholet 1-1 
 10. Chalon 0-1 
 11. Nancy 0-1 
 12. Nanterre 0-1 
 13. Roanne 0-1 
 14. Strasbourg 0-1 
 15. Boulazac 0-2 
 16. Orleans 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: ASVEL - Boulazac 80-73
Oct. 12: Orleans - Cholet 78-84
Oct. 13: Nancy - Roanne
Oct. 13: Poitiers - Chalon
Oct. 13: Dijon - Gravelines
Oct. 13: Paris-Levallois - Le Mans
Oct. 13: Le Havre - Nanterre
Oct. 13: Limoges - Strasbourg


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Antibes 3-0 
 2. Bourg 2-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-0 
 4. Maurienne 2-1 
 5. St Quentin 2-1 
 6. Boulogne 2-1 
 7. Le Portel 2-1 
 8. Lille 2-1 
 9. Evreux 2-1 
 10. Charleville 2-1 
 11. Rouen 1-1 
 12. Fos Ouest 1-2 
 13. Chalons-Reims 1-2 
 14. Nantes 1-2 
 15. St Vallier 0-2 
 16. Bordeaux 0-3 
 17. Denain 0-3 
 18. Hyeres-Toulon 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Chalons-Reims - Antibes 82-86
Oct. 12: Nantes - Fos Ouest 81-88 OT
Oct. 12: Le Portel - Bordeaux 77-69
Oct. 12: Charleville - Maurienne 76-92
Oct. 12: Denain - Boulogne 75-82
Oct. 12: Lille - Hyeres-Toulon 74-71
Oct. 12: Evreux - St Quentin 69-71
Oct. 13: Bourg - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Oct. 13: St Vallier - Rouen


Jamal Shuler done for season - by Andrey Marchuk

Jamal Shuler (191-G-86) will have to miss the entire season after the injury he suffered in Round 1 game against Le Mans. Jamal Shuler was diagnosed with ligament rupture in his left knee. Jamal Shuler is expected to have a surgery in the upcoming days. He will supposedly miss the entire season. The guard joined Nancy last season. Jamal Shuler averaged 11.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In ProA his stats read 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per appearance. He earned All-French ProA Honourable Mention. Previously Jamal Shuler had stints with Vichy and TBB Trier. The guard was French SuperCup winner in 2011.


Hyeres-Toulon inks Aurelien Salmon - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 25-year old domestic power forward Aurelien Salmon (204-87). The last season he played for Quimper UJAP (ProB). In 27 ProB games last year he had 9.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
Salmon was a member of French U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007, and played also for U18 National Team between 2004 and 2005. He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 47.2%, 3FGP: 25.6%, FT: 64.3%.
Salmon has played previously for two other French teams: Sluc Nancy and Centre Federal du Basket-Ball

By Eurobasket Data Center



Nanterre lands Christophe Massie - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) tabbed 35-year old American power forward Christophe Massie (206-115kg-77, college: Memphis). Massie has played for the last two years at Limoges CSP Elite in ProB. He helped his team get promotion to ProA. In 41 ProB games last season he averaged 12.6ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0bpg. Massie contributed to his team winning the title and they also made it to the cup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-ProB Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and Import Player of the Year.
He is a very experienced player. Massie has played also professionally in Greece (Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas and Trikalla), Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), Italy (Livorno, Fabriano and Air Avellino) and Spain (Palma and Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Nanterre.
Massie attended University of Memphis until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Tsintsadze in Lineup, - by Darbaiseli

Giorgi Tsintsadze, player of Georgian national team, played in lineup of Budivelnyk Kyiv for the first time. He helped the team to gain victory. Budivelnyk defeated Khimik 77:71.
Tsintsadze earned 11 points, 4 assists and 3 steals.

The Georgian basketball player played for 25:09 minutes. He scored 4 from 7 2 points and 3 from 4 free throws. Giorgi lost the ball four times and received 4 personal fouls.

Budivelnyk has 3 victories and is leading Ukrainian Championship with Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye. Budivelnyk will hold the next game against Goverla on October 12.
Georgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86)



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EuroLeague: Alba Berlin surprise Montepaschi Siena in Italy - by Eurobasket News

Montepaschi Siena - Alba Berlin 82:92

Alba Berlin surprise Montepaschi Siena in Italy in their start of EuroLeague 2012/2013 season. The German side led in the majority of the game and reached 92:82 win.
Alba started well and led in the first period 22:14. Montepaschi Siena however managed to close the quarter at 25:25 and led 34:29 after Matt Janning (193-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern)'s shot. Later on Alba dominated the court. They won the half 42:39 and then DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) increased to 66:53. Alba led 10 points at the end of the third period and managed to keep the necessary advantage. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) made two free throws at the end of the game for the final result.
DaShaun Wood stepped up with 15 points for the winners and Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90, agency: Beo Basket) as well as Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) posted 14 each. Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) followed them with 13 points in a win. David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) poured in 17 points in defeat, while Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) delivered 13. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) posted 10 and Benjamin Eze (207-C/F-81, college: S.Idaho JC) notched 7.

Montepaschi Siena: David Moss 17, Kristjan Kangur 13, Bobby Brown 10, Benjamin Eze 7
Alba Berlin: DaShaun Wood 15, Nihad Djedovic 14, Vule Avdalovic 14, Yassin Idbihi 13



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal successfully starts 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Brose Baskets 72:60

FC Barcelona Regal successfully starts 2012/2013 season as they beat Brose Baskets. The Spanish outfit overcame the German representative 72:60 in the first game on Friday.
FC Barcelona Regal easily took the lead and grabbed 26:9 advantage at the end of the first period. Both teams nailed 17 points each in the second frame as the board showed 43:26 when the teams disappeared in the lockers. FC Barcelona Regal won the third period 21-18 and enjoyed 20-point advantage entering the last stanza. Brose Baskets replied with 16-8 in the last stanza to reduce to 12 final points.
Ante Tomic (217-C-87) and Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 12 points each. Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 11, while Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) posted 10. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) finished the game with 20 points in defeat and Latavious Williams (202-F-91) as well as Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) had 8 each. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) followed them with 7 points in a loss.

FC Barcelona Regal: Ante Tomic 12, Pete Mickeal 12, Erazem Lorbek 11, Judson Wallace 10
Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 20, Latavious Williams 8, Maik Zirbes 8, Casey Jacobsen 7



The Fraport Skyliners Reel In Ted Scott - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Fraport Skyliners have recieved support at the guard position by hauling in Ted Scott (188-G-85, college: W.Virginia St.). Scott is a 27 year old 188cm shooting guard that can also play the point guard position. He is another one of the many talented players coming from the state of Ohio. The Columbus native gets a contract until the end of January. This will be the fourth professional season for the American. Last season he played for Sport Lisboa Benfica (Portugal-LPB) where he was a teammate of ex Skyliner Seth Doliboa playing 34 games: Score-4 (17.0ppg), 3.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 82.3%. "Ted Scott is a combo guard with many offensive options. He gets things rolling on the court. He will be a building stone and he brings experience having played in Poland and portugal", stressed Fraport Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin (agency: Avi Zilberman ).

Scott started his basketball career at W.Virginia St. (NCAA2) in 2004 where he played until 2009. He played a total of 130 NCAA 2 games. In his senior year he played 30 games: 23.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3Pts: 34.6%, FT: 82.8%. In 2009-2010, he started his professional basketball career for SS Sportino Inowroclaw (Poland-PLK, starting five): 10 games: 20.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 41.3%, FT: 81.5%; in Jan.'10 moved to Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Ukraine-Superleague): 1 game: 2pts. In 2010-2011, he played for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg (Poland-PLK): 20 games: Score-1 (25.4ppg), 4.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 83.5%. "I am very curious about my time in Frankfurt. My ex teammate Seth Doliboa only said nice things about the club. I am looking forward to be a part of the Frankfurt basketball family", added Ted Scott. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been WVIAC All-Tournament Team -06, 07, All-WVIAC 2nd Team -06, WVIAC Regular Season Runner-Up -06
WVIAC Tournament Winner -06, 07, NCAA D2 All-America 2nd Team -07 (by Division II Bulletin), NCAA D2 All-America Team (by NABC) -07, WVIAC Player of the Year -07
NCAA D2 Pre-Season All-America Team (by Division II Bulletin) -07, 08, WVIAC Tournament Semifinals -08, All-WVIAC 1st Team -07, 09, All-WVIAC Player of the Year -07, 09
NCAA D2 Pre-Season All-America 2nd Team (by The Sporting News College Basketball Yearbook) -08, WVIAC Regular Season Champion -09, NCAA D2 All-Star Game -09
NABC NCAA D2 All-America Atlantic District 1st Team -09, NCAA D2 All-America 2nd Team (by Division II Bulletin) -09, Polish League All-Star Game -11, Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team -11, Portuguese Cup Semifinals -12, Portuguese League Regular Season Runner-Up -12, Portuguese League Champion -12, Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year -12, Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 1st Team -12, and Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Imports Team -12

Source: Fraport Skyliners









The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg Give Clearance To Kurt Looby To Move To Poland Team Trefl Sopot - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The last months havent been easy for the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg as they have been in the basketball news in Germany in volved with the controversal rleease of Jerry Green as well as Kurt Looby (208-F/C-84, college: Iowa) who has left for Puerto Rico without permission from the team. The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg have put an end to the Kurt Looby affair by making it official today that he has been cleared to move to Poland to play for Trefl Sopot. The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg had previously rejected giving Looby clearance to sign with a new team, because there still seemed to be claims for the Schwaben team. FIBA also didnt give clearance after testing the facts. After settling the payment with the Neckar Riesen and new team Trefl Sopot in a professional way, the matter now has been settled. Looby last season played 34 games averaging 7.0ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-4 (1.6bpg), FGP-1 (68.3%), FT: 63.7%.

Source: Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg





What German Player Will Henrik Rodl Mold Into A Household Name This Season With TBB Trier? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

When examining the 1993 NCAA champion Henrik Roedl on the sidelines during games , he often has that stoic mimic as if he is just being read his rights or if someone has just surprised him with the statement that winning that illustrious title 19 years against Michigan was only a fluke. Despite his 43 years of age, his facial expression sometimes could fall for an unhappy young boy who was just told that his NBA 2K12 X box 360 had accidently been crushed by the movers. However one topic where he would put his hand into a fire to support is developing young Germans. Since the arrival of Rodl in 2010, the club TBB Trier has been a kind of figure head for the design of making young German players better. It would be a major injustice if one would not hold Rodl not accountable for shaping Germans like Maik Zirbes, Philipp Zwiener or Andreas Seiferth into better and experienced players. Zwiener had retreated from Alba Berlin in 2010 and quickly became a Beko BBL force with the German Mosel team. Zirbes went from a little known hulking basketball project into a bigger and stronger player with NBA Draft potential and now is playing for a Euroleague team with the Brose Baskets Bamberg. We have never had a kind of team like we had when I was there. We have had good people the last two years that have known how to play with each other. It is very important that each player can play with each other. We didnt have that before Rodel came. Coach Rodl has done a great job giving young German players playing time which I profited from. I think that every coach in the Beko BBL should work like that. I have learned so much from him. He gave me the chance to play and let my self confidence grow. I like how he talked with me and treated me, added ex TBB Trier center Maik Zirbes. Andreas Seiferth is another young German from the Alba Berlin stable who in three years on the Spree never played more than 8 Beko BBL games, but immediately last season was flung into the Beko BBL zoo being able to play 34 Beko BBL games. This season, he is the starting center averaging 26 minutes per game. This season, Rodl has another new batch of German players and most interesting with Bastian Doreth and Mathis Monninghoff. Both are hungry and want those desirable minutes and that important role on the team. Doreth had to fight injuries the last two season with FC Bayern Munich and was never able to really break through the deep roster there. This past summer German national coach Svetislav Pesic gave him trust and gave him many minutes averaging 12,5. Doreth has the grit and dedication to become one of the big German surprises this season. Monninghoff is another talented player that has gained experience in the NCAA with Gonzaga and recently with the German national team as they continue to go more young. He is also a player that will get his minutes and is burning to prove doubters wrong for his decision to depart Gonzaga early and head back to Germany. It will be interesting once again to see how the German cracks buckle down and perform under the watchful eye of 1993 European champion Henrik Roedl . Rodl is a type of mastermind who has success making young Germans better especially when you look at Maik Zirbes and the other Germans that have played for TBB Trier. He gives young Germans opportunites and works with them at getting better which a lot of coaches in the Beko BBL dont do. Doreth and Monninghoff will get a chance to play and learn as they go and it is up to them what to do with their pour nifty. They will learn the game and get experience., warned BV Chemnitz guard John Bynum.

In 2010-2011 TBB Trier were on course for a playoff spot, but had some misfortune in the latter part of the season finishing in 10th place with a 17-17 record. The club lost five of their last seven games which was vital for them not reaching the promised land. Their biggest win of the season was against Oldenburg and Braunschweig and they were able to sweep The Telekom Baskets Bonn. Their biggest strength was their defense as they were able to keep the opponent to 70 points or less in 17 games. The team didnt have the most talent or have the deepest roster, but they played with a lot of heart and never wanted to leave the court as the loser. The big strength of head coach Henrik Roedl was that he was able to utilize the most out of each player to give to the success of the team.

TBB Trier built some positive team chemistry in 2010-2011 and Henrik Rodel did a smart thing by keeping seven players from that season with top scorer Phillipp Zwiener, Lebron James friend Dru Joyce, the heart and soul of the team John Bynum, Serb inside out terror Dragan Dojcin, German beats Maik Zirbes, Oskar Fassler and Luxemburg product Samy Picard for the 2011-2012 season. With a few vital components missing, TBB Trier added American forward Nate Linhart, three point snipper EJ Gallup who will play his last game against the Fraport Skyliners as he heads back to the States to go into coaching and young German talents Andreas Seiferth and Joshiko Saibou. TBB Trier had an overall good team. Zirbes was a beast on the offensive glass and seemed to get his hands on every ball. He is a stud that could be an NBA player. Joyce controlled the tempo of the game and was good on ball screens and Gallup really can shoot the ball and spreads the floor well with Joyce penetrating and Zirbes down low, warned ex s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg guard Chris Kramer. With a less stocked line up last season, TBB Trier was careful about not making any defined predictions. Our goal was to equal the success of last season, stressed TBB Trier board of directors Ralph Moog. The question was could TBB Trier match their success from 2010-2011? However the 2011-2012 Beko BBL season of TBB Trier turned out to be a very difficult one in which they had to gnaw their nails until the end, but stayed in the league finishing in 14th place with a record of 11-23. TBB Trier got off to a slow start at 3-6 and were resting in 15th place when they met Frankfurt at the end of November 2011. They had beaten Bremerhaven, Bayreuth and BG Goettingen. They let two games get away as the lost In Hagen and gave Giessen an early Christmas present by seemingly handing them a win in their own living room. After their win against Frankfurt, they suffered a five game losing streak losing some close games against Alba Berlin, Bamberg and FC Bayern Munich losing by only a combined total of 15 points. In 2012, they had been playing like a team stuck in the middle of the standings and even for a time were near the bottom, but the team got some big wins against playoff teams FC Bayern Munich and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Positive continued to be that they defended for a passion and continued to give up little points, but often had problems finding ways to put points on the boards. I think our biggest problem was putting points on the board. We were able to score on a consistent basis, because our defense had been solid but if you can't score somewhat than your not going to win games, warned ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum. Our strength was our defense. We knew each other so well on the court and everyone wanted to defend well. If you dont play defense then you sit on the bench. Nobody wants to disappoint coach, because we knew how important defense was for him. That is why we gave so much effort on defense, warned Maik Zirbes. Even with their slow start, TBB Trier had a strong will to win and was a thorn in the side of most teams on any given night last season. Our goal was like last season, just taking it one game at a time and giving all we have to win each game, warned Maik Zirbes.

In the last years it hasnt only often been a fight to get success on the court, but also finding sponsors to help fatten the TBB Trier budget which has been extreme low. Trier which is very lonely in the western part of Germany has its problems to find the sponsors. However in an attempt to help find them, the club decided to start a marketing company in cooperation with some local professional soccer teams to help garner more interest from sponsors. Since the budget of the club is around only two million, the team continues to lose their top players to richer clubs as was seen with the departure of German national players Maik Zirbes and Philipp Zwiener. Rodl shapes them and they get richer elsewhere. Losing classic point guard Dru Joyce also will hurt. The question will be if Jarrett Howell can replace him? These were the three most notable players that they lost. They were able to hold Dragan Dojcin, Nate Linhart, Andreas Seiferth and Joshiko Saibou. Henrik Roedl had a long summer building a new team and constructing a massive facelift. He brought in seven new players, but with Barry Stewart got a player back who he coached in 2010-2011 on the Mosel. Stewart could be the Zwiener for this season in which he leads the team. Getting Barry back was the biggest offseason move for them. We missed his intangibles from a year ago and he can score with the best of them in the Beko BBL. As for his role, he will be the team identification this season, because he is that good, added ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum. The team brought in the young Germans Bastian Doreth and Mathis Monninghoff who will be put into the cold water at once to perform. Rodl also picked up Americans Brian Harper who built a solid basketball career in Japan the last years and Jarrett Howell who has extensive experience in Europe. Rodl also picked up a rare diamond in Vitalis Chicoko who impressed at the end of last season with BG Goettingen which rarely anyone noticed. Pedro Lopes is a young German that first will be groomed by Rodl. They recently picked up Jermaine Bucknor for insurance after the injury to Dojcin. The strength of TBB Trier this will season will be like any other season their fighting mentality and never die attitude until the end. Rodl has been known for the construction of good defensive teams, but with this new facelift is back at the start and will need to incorporate that into the new team again. Any team that plays TBB Trier will have to be ready for a hard fought game. The weakness of the team will be making a new team chemistry and sticking with the other Beko BBL teams under the glass as Maik Zirbes was their stability factor down low. Ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum is positive about the new TBB Trier team. They got off to a great start with their road win and it will be important to see if the young players can stay consistent. I think that they are better than last season. They are more athletic, actually run, have a lot of versatility and play together, warned John Bynum.

In the last Six years, The Skyliners have a record of 8-6 against TBB Trier with 5-2 at home and 3-4 on the road. Frankfurt lost the last two games in Trier 74-64 in 2008 on the last day of the season where teams were jockeying for playoff places and Frankfurt ended up getting The Bayer Giants Leverkusen in the quarterfinals. In 2009-2010, TBB Trier played a very energetic and spirited game winning 78-70 despite a monster game by American Derrick Allen who registered 29 points and 10 boards. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost the first game of the season in Trier 71-67 as Jimmy Mckinney and Qarraan Calhoun were missing due to injury. It was your typical season opening game as both teams were nervous and missing way too many shots. The game was tied at halftime 26 all. Frankfurt had fire power in the third quarter, but went down in the fourth quarter scoring only nine points as Frankfurt had no nerves in crunch time to win. Derrick Allen had 19 points and eight rebounds and despite TBB Trier was without top scorer Chrs Copeland, the team got needed production form Jamal Shuler, Brian Brown and George Evans to conserve the win. In 2009-2010, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost the first game ion Trier 71-67 as Ex Skyliner Derrick Allen contributed 19 points and eight rebounds and Frankfurt won at home 71-69 winning the game with Pascal Roller free throws. Derrick Allen led Frankfurt with 17 points. In 2010-2011, Frankfurt swept the season series. They won at home 72-55 as Pascal Roller led the home team with 17 points. The return date in Trier was an exciting battle as Frankfurt clawed out a 69-61 win as they came from behind going on a 10-0 run in crunch time to prevail. Dashaun Wood led the charge with 18 points and Jimmy Mckinney added 11 points. In their first meeting last season, TBB Trier came out with a 64-54 victory as defense played a key role. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jon Leuer and Jimmy Mckinney with 14 points a piece. In their second meeting last season, the Fraport Skyliners were riding the wave of a very strong second half of the season where they had beat top teams like FC Bayern Munich, ratiopharm Ulm, Bamberg, Artland Dragons and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and came to Trier with a lot of self confidence winning 72-52 displaying another trademark top defensive performance as ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson steered 19 points to the win and Jimmy Mckinney added 18 points. This was also the game where Eisbaeren Bremerhaven forward Jacob Burtschi was on the floor as much as Boris Becker had dived on the hallowed lawn at Wimbeldon in his career.
The Fraport Skyliners head into the TBB Trier game with a record of 1-2 and are seeking their second road victory of the season. The Fraport Skyliners are recovering from a bitter 71-68 loss in their home opener against the Mitteldeutscher BC. The Fraport Skyliners didnt do a good job playing inside out and gave up 17 offensive rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners continue to do a good job keeping the turnovers down. Winning in Trier wont be a cake walk and the Fraport Skyliners will have to play more consistent offense and give a top defensive effort. We have to find a better balance inside and out. We have to keep the ball moving and get Dowell and Wright more involved. Once we get our shooters going than it is easier for our inside penetration, stressed Fraport Skyliner guard Johnathan Jones. TBB Trier have a record of 1-1 and will have more than a week rest and will be ready for the Fraport Skyliners. They lost their first home game and will be gunning for their first home win. Trier has to use their versatility and speed up the game to their advantage. They have to control the tempo and control the boards, stressed ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum.

The team is led by Dragan Dojcin who is a 36 year old 205cm power forward from Serbia. He is playing his third season with TBB Trier and his sixth season in the BEKO BBL. He is a Left handed power forward that is very quick. He has a very good shoot from the distance and can play under the basket. He played in Slovenia and Serbia before going to Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): EuroCup Challenge: 10 games: 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 50%, 3PT: 40%, FT: 82.1%; Ukrainian League: 30 games: 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 76.7%. In 2006-2007, he played for Panionios Forthnet Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): FIBA EuroCup: 15 games: 8.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 37.8%, FT: 64.3%; Greek League: 26 games: 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 59.0%, 3FGP: 46.0%, FT: 56.0%. He played for Alba Berlin from 2007-2010. His best season was 2009-2010 where he played EuroCup: 14 games: 4.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg; German League: 36 games: 5.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 67.6%. He won the Slovenian cup in 2004, BEKO BBL title in 2008, BEKO BBL cup in 2009 and reached the Eurocup final in 2010 with Alba Berlin. In 2010-2011 with TBB Trier, he played 34 games: 7.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 56.9%. Last season, he for TBB Trier he played 32 games: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 73.0%.. Nate Linhart is a 26 year old 201cm forward from Gahanna, Ohio that is playing his fourth professional basketball season and second with TBB Trier. He played at Akron (NCAA) from 2005-2009 and played with ex TBB Trier teammate Dru Joyce. In his senior year, he played 36 games: 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 44.3%, 3Pts: 32.8%, FT: 81.3%. In 2009-2010, he played for BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers (Austria-A Bundesliga, starting five): 44 games: 11.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 59.4%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 76.1%. In 2010-2011, he played for the Erie Bay Hawks (D-League): 50 games: 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.8%. Last season for TBB Trier he played 33 games: 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg, Steals-1 (1.7spg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 27.1%, FT: 69.7%.

Barry Stewart is a 24 year old 191cm guard from Tennessee that is playing his third professional basketball season and third in Germany. He played at Mississippi St. (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing a total of 141 NCAA games. In 2010-2011, he turned professional playing for TBB Trier (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 35 games: 8.8ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 35.8%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 78.4%. Last season, he played for the LTi Giessen 46ers (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 34 games: 13.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 80.7%. Jarrett Howell is a 28 year old 180cm guard that is playing his seventh professional basketball season. He started his basketball career at Niagra (NCAA) in 2002. He then played at Texas Arlington (NCAA) from 2003-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games: 14.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.1apg, 2.0spg, FG: 45.9%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 86.4%. In 2006-2007, he played for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg (Poland-DBL), left in Dec.'06: 9 games: 6.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 77.1%. In 2007-2008, he played for Svendborg (Denmark-Basketliga, starting five): 24 games: Score-5 (21.6ppg), 3.3rpg, Assists-2 (4.9apg), Steals-1 (3.1spg), 2FGP: 52.3%, 3PT-1 (47.0%), FT: 88.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine-UBL, starting five): 52 games: 14.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.9apg, Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 85.0%. In the last three seasons, he played for CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A). He never averaged less than 14,2ppg and 5,2apg showing his scoring and playmaking. Last season, he played for CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A, starting five): 14 games: 15.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg, Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 47.2%, 3PT-3 (46.8%), FT-2 (88.5%); in Jan.'12 moved to Levski Sofia (Bulgaria-NBL): Bulgarian League: 24 games: 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT-2 (45.5%), FT: 83.3%; Balkan League: 6 games: 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 87.5%. He won the cup in Rumania and Denmark where he was MVP and won the league title in the Ukraine.

Brian Harper is a 28 year old 206cm swingman. He is an explosive guard at 6'10". He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. He is a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". He is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. As a rookie in 2007-2008, he played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. Harper played in Japan the last three seasons for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season he played 9 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. Jermaine Bucknor is a 28 year old 199cm forward from Edmonton, Canada. He got the Jamacian citizenship in 2007. He played at Richmond (NCAA) from 2001-2006. He played a total of 100 NCAA games. He played in France from 2006-2010 before coming to Germany. In his rookie season, he played for Limoges CSP Elite (France-ProB): 12 games: 11.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 79.3%; left in Dec.'06, in Jan.'07 tested by Polpak Swiecie (Poland-DBL): 16 games: 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 57.6%. In 2007-2008, he played for ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (France-ProB): French League: 24 games: 12.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 29.5%, FT: 76.1%; 24 games: 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 75.0%;. In 2008-2009, he played for Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne (France-ProB): 10 games: 11.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 43.6%, FT: 81.8%, in Feb.'09 moved to Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (France-ProB): 12 games: 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 63.0%, 3PT: 41.3%, FT: 93.2%. In 2009-2010, he played for Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne (France-ProB): 31 games: 13.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 45.8%, FT: 82.4%. In 2010-2011, he played for the : Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga): German League: 12 games: 7.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.6%; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 4.5ppg, 3.5rpg; EuroCup Qualifying Round: 1 game: 14pts, 4reb, 2ast, 3steals, 1block, in Feb.'11 moved to Club 9 de Julio Rio Tercero (Argentina-LigaA, starting five): 18 games: 14.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.4apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 69.4%. Last season, he played for Libertad Sunchales (Argentina-LigaA, starting five): 19 games: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 75.9%, in Jan.'12 moved to s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-BBL): 13 games: 5.4ppg, 2.5rpg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 81.3%. This past summer, he played for the Edmonton Energy (IBL): 6 games: 11.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 58.3%. He played at the World ChampiD
Bastian Doreth is a 23 year old 183cm guard that was born in Nurnberg and is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Franken Hexer (2.Regionalliga). In 2007-2008, he played for : SELLBYTEL Baskets Nuernberg (ProA, starting five): 27 games: 5.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 57.1%. In 2008-2009, he played for Franken Hexer (ProB, starting five): 27 games: 11.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 79.1%. In 2009-2010, he got experience playing for Brose Baskets Bamberg (1.Bundesliga): EuroCup: 1 game: 0pts, had also license to play at Nuernberger Basketball Club (ProB): 28 games: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-4 (5.8apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 41.8%, FT: 74.5%. He played for FC Bayern Munich the last two seasons. Last season, he played 17 games: 2.2ppg. He played at the recent Qualifications to European Championships 2013 -12: 8 games: 3.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.4apg. Mathis Monninghoff is a 20 year old 199cm forward that was born in Ibbenburen. He is playing his first season for TBB Trier. He started his basketball career in 2007 for Bayer Giants Leverkusen U16 team. He played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Pro B) in 2009-2010 playing 23 games: 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 57.6%. He played at Gonzaga from 2010-2012 playing a total of 52 NCAA games. He played at the recent European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 18.2%, 3PT: 35.5%. The club brought in Vitalis Chicoko who is a 21 year old 207cm power forward/center from Zimbabwe, Africa. He is a talented, lanky forward/center who has a huge upside. Even standing almost 6-10, he can spend yet time at the PF position, thanks to enormous athletic skills, versatility, and good feel for the game. He played last season for BG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 17 games: 6.9ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 57.5%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 54.2%; played also at ASC 46 Goettingen (Germany-Regionalliga): 18 games: 14.1ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.8bpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 52.9%. Big German talent Andreas Seiferth who comes from the Alba Berlin schoolis playing his second season with TBB Trier. Seiferth is a 23year old 206cm power forward/center. In 2010-2011 he played for : ALBA Berlin (1.Bundesliga): German League: 5 games: 0.6ppg; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 1 game: 0pts, 1reb; EuroCup: 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.4rpg, had also a license to play at ALBA Berlin II (Regionalliga): 20 games: 15.4ppg, Reb-2 (10.7rpg), 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 67.4%. Last season for TBB Trier, he played 34 games: 4.6ppg, 2.1rpg. Joshiko Saibou is a 22 year old 188cm point guard from Berlin that is playing his second season for TBB TRier. He also started his basketball career at the Alba Berlin school in 2008. In 2010-2011, he played for ALBA Berlin (1.Bundesliga): German League: 2 games: 0pts; EuroCup: 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, had also license to play for ALBA Berlin II (ProB, starting five): 23 games: 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 20.5%, FT: 72.0%. Last season, for TBB Trier he played 23 games: 0.4ppg, 1.0rpg, played also at DJK MJC Trier (Regionalliga): 6 games: 18.5ppg. TBB Trier host the Fraport Skyliners October 14th at 17:00.




Chris McClellan: "Always looking to make hussle plays" - by Moritz Korff

Not many players can say of themselves to have shot more than 40 percent from three point territory in each of their four years of their college careers or to have converted almost 89 percent from the sharity stripe. Chris McClellan (182-G, college: Lewis) can. The combo guard out of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, enjoyed great success during his four year at Lewis University. He left his mark in the Flyers' history books, scoring 1,371 points during his career, dishing out 297 assists and making 228 three-pointers. As a senior he averaged 15.7 points, 2.9 assists and 2.6 boards a contest. In pre-season McCleallan worked out with Pro A team Uni-Riesen Leipzig, but was not signed and therefore is currently weighing his options. Eurobasket.com had the chance to talk to Chris McClellan.

From what you learned about European basketball during your time in Leipzig: Does that style of play suit your game?
I believe the European style of basketball does suit my game very well. A lot of teams like to score fast and run in transition and that is a strength of my game, transition play.

What have you been doing since returning to the US?
I have been working out with my personal trainer since I have been back in the US. Staying in shape and improving your basketball skills is critical so that's what I've been doing.

During your senior season at Lewis you nailed 71 three pointers in 29 games and always shot more than 40% from beyond the arc. Is shooting your biggest strength?
I would definitely say shooting is one of bigger strengths. I'm also very good on pick and roll situations, whether its finding the open man or making a play for myself.

Can you talk about what else are some of the characteristics for your game?
I am a combo guard so I can play the 1 or the 2. Pick and roll and transition play is where my strengths are at offensively. I'm also going to always play hard on the defensive end. Always looking to make hussle plays.
Contact: chrissmcclellan@lewisu.edu



RSV Eintracht sacks longtime head coach Vladimir Pastushenko - by Moritz Korff

Right before the home game against SC Rist Wedel on Sunday 2. Bundesliga Pro B team RSV Eintracht Teltow/Kleinmachnow/Stahnsdorf has sacked their longtime head coach Vladimir Pastushenko. The Ukrainian served as the RSV head coach since 2003 and led the team from the 2. Regionalliga to the Pro B. The Brandenburg side lost its first two games of the season against Schwelm and Recklinghausen. Assistant Coach Jaime Meissner has been promoted to the head coaching position.


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EuroLeague: Real outscore Panathinaikos in Madrid - by Andrey Marchuk

Real Madrid - Panathinaikos 85:78

Real Madrid accounted for the first win in EuroLeague regular season. The Spanish powerhouse prevailed against Panathinaikos behind 23 points from Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85). It was never an easy game for Real. They eked out a narrow 22:20 lead after ten minutes. However Pedoulakis team adjusted defensively and surged ahead in the second frame. The Hellenes limited Real to 13 points in the quarter to take a 44:35 halftime lead. Real needed some strong words from Pablo Laso in the dressing room to change the complexion of the game in the second half. They fired 24 points in the third quarter to regain the advantage. The hosts entered the fourth term trailing by a single point 59:60. Real erased the deficit and surged ahead in the fourth quarter. The hosts stayed confident in the dying minutes to secure the opening win in the EuroLeague season. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Sergio Llull (192-SG-87) contributed 15 points for Real Madrid. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) answered with 23 points for Panathinaikos. Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) chipped in 13 points and issued 6 assists in the loss.

Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 23, Nikola Mirotic 18, Sergio Llull 15
Panathinaikos: Sofoklis Schortsanitis 23, Dimitris Diamantidis 13



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Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Orca's Urk 5-0 
 2. De Groene 3-0 
 3. Almonte 2-1 
 4. BC Apollo 2 2-1 
 5. De Hoppers 2-1 
 6. Cangeroes 1-2 
 7. Red Giants 1-2 
 8. UBALL 1-2 
 9. MSV/Zeemacht 1-2 
 10. Almere P. 1-2 
 11. Leiden 2 1-2 
 12. Punch 1-2 
 13. Binnenland 1-3 
 14. Rotterdam 2 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Rotterdam 2 - Orca's Urk 75-90
Oct. 13: Leiden 2 - De Hoppers
Oct. 13: Punch - BC Apollo 2
Oct. 13: De Groene - Almonte
Oct. 13: MSV/Zeemacht - Cangeroes
Oct. 13: Red Giants - Almere P.
Oct. 13: Binnenland - UBALL


Kloof is key to Bonas success in 2012-13 - by Fred Roggen

By Paul Gotham

St. Bonaventures Bonnies open the 2012-13 season as the reigning champions of the Atlantic 10. Just dont expect them to imitate their former selves. Thats not to say the Bonnies dont have their sights set on cutting down the nets at the Barclays Center next St. Patricks Day. Its just that if Bona is to repeat, they will need to use a different means to accomplish that end.

After more than three years of developing a game plan around Andrew Nicholson, the Bonnies will adjust their style of play. Fans and opponents alike can expect the Brown and White to generate more offensive production from the perimeter.

We want to try and make it a much faster-paced game and try to use our size to our advantage, said SBU head coach Mark Schmidt during the recent A-10 media day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Were not going to be the biggest team, but hopefully we can get up and down and try to space it out more.
To that end Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) is sure to play a valuable role. The junior point guard with a penchant for harassing opposing ballhandlers and moving the ball in transition will be counted upon mightily this season.
Were expecting big things from him, Schmidt said of Kloof. Hes our hardest worker. He fits what were trying to do.

His offensive numbers, at first glance, look modest. Kloof finished 11-12 averaging 2.7 assists per game while committing 1.7 turnovers. He hit 37 percent (22-59) from behind the three-point arc.
It is so hard in your first year to be able to play the way you are capable of playing because youre thinking, Schmidt explained. As the season went along, he played so much better because he got comfortable. He understood what we wanted as a coaching staff.

After splitting time at the point with Eric Mosley for much of the year, Kloof played an increased role as the Bonnies won seven of eight including three in Atlantic City to claim the A10 title. The native of Paramaribo, Suriname was at his best when Bona claimed the A10 crown for the first time in school history. He handed out eight assists as the Bonnies won three straight at the Boardwalk Hall. At the same time, he committed just four turnovers while adding four steals and five rebounds.
But Kloofs full impact can not be understood from his offensive numbers. The 6-3 guard with a wingspan of at least that much, quickly earned a reputation as a pest on the defensive end of the floor.

Hes a really good defender, Schmidt continued. In our league, there are really good scoring point guards. As the season went along he got better in his overall game. He got better offensively. He got more comfortable. But from a defensive standpoint, he was good the whole year. Hes somebody that can really stop guys. Sometimes we put him on the two guard if the two guard is a big-time scorer.

It was Kloof that wore down Xaviers Tu Holloway in the A10 championship limiting the pre-season conference co-player of the year to just one field goal in the second half.
Hes a muscular, strong, physical guard, Xavier coach Chris Mack said last March after Bonaventures 64-53 win in the finals. He does a great job when hes defending a ball screen. He doesnt even make his post partners work. They dont have to because he does a great job of blowing it up. He gets into the ball handler and its as though there is no ball screen.

With the likes of Kevin Dillard (Dayton), Carl Jones (St. Josephs), Kwamain Mitchell (St. Louis) and Chaz Williams (UMass), Kloof faces another year of challenges.
St. Josephs head coach Phil Martelli got an up close look at Kloof late last season. Martelli and his Hawks fell to the Bonnies twice in ten days.
His package and his drive doesnt come out on film, Martelli said recently. Then all of sudden when youre playing against him, you realize what he can do. Hes a point guard, and those guys are starting to go the way of the dinosaur in our game. So Im a fan of his, a real fan.

By no means will Kloof be alone in his efforts. The Bonnies return six other players who averaged double-digit minutes a season ago. Beyond that, Michael Davenport and Marquise Simmons return to the lineup. Both were injured well in advance of conference play and received a redshirt season.
Im not going to lie to you; missing Andrew is a big loss, Schmidt said. But our team last year was more than Andrew Nicholson. Andrew was in foul trouble sometimes, and I thought our guys played pretty well. Were going to have to change how we play a little bit. We dont have that horse inside, that inside guy.

The Bonnies are picked to finish 11th in the now-loaded Atlantic 10. But if any team knows how slight the difference is between four or five spots in the standings, it is SBU. The Bonnies strung together four straight wins last February to jump from eighth to fourth.
All those perimeter have to take another step, Schmidt continued. In the development of a player and the development of a program, you expect those guys to take that next step. We may not be as good as we were last year, but I think our guys have a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and to try to prove that it wasnt just a one man team.

Courtesy of www.pickinsplinters.com



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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 2-0 
 2. Atomeromu 2-0 
 3. Falco-Szova 2-0 
 4. Szedeak 2-0 
 5. Jaszberenyi 1-1 
 6. Kaposvari 1-1 
 7. Marso NYKK 1-1 
 8. PVSK Pannon 1-2 
 9. Szolnok 0-0 
 10. Soproni 0-1 
 11. FS Debrecen 0-2 
 12. Kormend 0-2 
 13. ZTE KK 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Albacomp - PVSK Pannon 73-65
Oct. 13: Atomeromu - ZTE KK
Oct. 13: Falco-Szova - Szedeak
Oct. 13: Kormend - Soproni
Oct. 14: FS Debrecen - Kaposvari
Oct. 14: Marso NYKK - Jaszberenyi



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Standings - Iceland Express League

Express L. Standings
 1. Fjolnir 2-0 
 2. Grindavik 2-0 
 3. Stjarnan 2-0 
 4. Skallagrimur 1-1 
 5. KFI 1-1 
 6. KR 1-1 
 7. Snaefell 1-1 
 8. Njardvik 1-1 
 9. IR 0-1 
 10. Thor Thorl 0-1 
 11. Keflavik 0-2 
 12. Tindastoll 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: KR - Tindastoll 90-69
Oct. 11: Skallagrimur - Njardvik 77-74
Oct. 12: KFI - Fjolnir 67-95
Oct. 11: Grindavik - Snaefell 110-102
Oct. 11: Stjarnan - Keflavik 101-83
Oct. 12: IR - Thor Thorl


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Pall Axel VILBERGSSON
  Skalla.
  (197-F/G-78)
  Avg: 30
 1. Vilbergsson, Skall.30.0 
 2. Zeglinski, Grindav.29.5 
 3. Valdimarsson, Stja.28.5 
 4. Belin, Njardvik25.5 
 5. Broussard, Grind.25.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan24.5 
 7. Matthews, Fjolnir22.5 
 8. Threatt, Snaefell22.0 
 9. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir20.5 
 10. Spencer, KFI20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Van, Njardvik16.5 
 2. Miller-W., KFI13.5 
 3. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir12.5 
 4. Magnusson, KR10.5 
 5. Belin, Njardvik10.0 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.9.5 
 7. Helgason, Stjarnan9.0 
 8. McQueen, Snaefell9.0 
 9. Mills, Stjarnan8.5 
 10. Broussard, Grind.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Threatt, Snaefell8.0 
 2. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.0 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan6.0 
 4. Gunnarsson, Kefla.5.5 
 5. Fridriksson, Njard.5.5 
 6. Miles, Tindastoll4.5 
 7. Olafsson, Grindavik4.0 
 8. Medlock, Skallagri.4.0 
 9. Lewis, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Ilievski, KFI3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Fridrik STEFANSSON
  Njard.
  (--95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Stefansson, Njard.3.0 
 2. Zeglinski, Grindav.2.5 
 3. Valentine, Tindast.2.5 
 4. Giltner, Keflavik2.5 
 5. Diego, KFI2.5 
 6. Matthews, Fjolnir2.5 
 7. Hermannsson, KR2.5 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan2.5 
 9. Broussard, Grind.2.0 
 10. Olafsson, Fjolnir2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MILLS
  Stjarnan
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mills, Stjarnan2.5 
 2. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.2.0 
 3. Valdimarsson, Stja.1.5 
 4. Craion, Keflavik1.5 
 5. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.5 
 6. Hreinsson, Tindast.1.5 
 7. Miller-W., KFI1.0 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 9. Saevarsson, Grind.1.0 
 10. Helgason, Stjarnan0.5 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. KFI 17-1 
 2. Hamar 12-5 
 3. Skallagrimur 12-5 
 4. Hottur 12-7 
 5. Breidablik 10-9 
 6. IA 9-10 
 7. FSU 7-12 
 8. Thor AK 7-12 
 9. IG 4-14 
 10. Armann 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 12: Breidablik - IA 92-80
Oct. 12: FSU - Haukar 79-97
Oct. 12: Augnablik - Hamar 59-91
Oct. 11: Hottur - Thor AK 100-81
Oct. 12: Reynir S. - Valur



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Maccabi Haifa lost to the Warriors in a pre-season match - by Idan Seggev

Maccabi Bazan Haifa lost tonight 100-108 to Golden State Warriors in a pre season match in Auckland. Maccabi Bazan Haifa made a hard time to the Golden State Warriors and finished the 1st quarter in a 29-27 lead. The Golden State Warriors improved a bit in the 2nd quarter mostly because of Stephen Curry (191-PG-88, college: Davidson) & Carl Landry (201-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) and the hosts finished the first half with a small lead, 46-50. Golden State Warriors started to open a gap in the 3rd quarter, when Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's) & Ido Kozikaro (202-C-78) are trying to keep the Israeli team in the game but Carl Landry & Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St.) scored to keep the Golden State Warriors with a 71-83 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. Maccabi Bazan Haifa tried to get closer in the 4th quarter with points from Anton Shoutvin (206-C-89) & Donte Smith (180-G-88), but Carl Landry and Harrison Barnes (203-F-92, college: N.Carolina) closed the deal with a 100-108 win, but a lot of respect to Maccabi Bazan Haifa for their good performance.

Box score:

Warrios: Carl Landry 24 pts 8 rbs, Barnes 20 pts 4 rbs, Ezeli 15 pts 8 rbs, Curry 13 pts 10 ast

Maccabi Bazan Haifa: Smith 28 pts 8 rbs 5 ast, Stoll 18 pts 4 rbs 3 ast, Pat Calathes 13 pts 6 rbs 4 ast, Thomas 10 pts 13 rbs



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  ITALY   

Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: Mirandola - Reggio Calabr. 89-75
Oct. 10: San Severo - Casalpusterlengo 83-99
Oct. 10: Torino - Castelletto 81-71
Oct. 11: Firenze - Ferrara 79-66
Oct. 10: Bologna - Recanati 77-63
Oct. 10: Matera - Lucca 75-69
Oct. 10: Latina Basket - Agrigento 69-66
Oct. 10: Perugia - Bari 58-65

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Omegna - Firenze
Oct. 14: Treviglio - Mirandola
Oct. 14: Ferrara - San Severo
Oct. 14: Lucca - Torino
Oct. 14: Reggio Calabr. - Matera
Oct. 14: Casalpusterlengo - Latina Basket
Oct. 14: Recanati - Chieti
Oct. 14: Bari - Bologna
Oct. 14: Agrigento - Perugia


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Daniele CASADEI
  Firenze
  (199-F/G-81)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Casadei, Firenze21.5 
 2. Ferrarese, Trevigl.21.0 
 3. Chiumenti, Casalp.20.7 
 4. Gueye, San Severo20.0 
 5. Losi, Mirandola19.7 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari19.5 
 7. Wojciechowsk., Tor.19.0 
 8. Reati, Treviglio18.5 
 9. Iannilli, San Seve.18.5 
 10. Pilotti, Mirandola18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 17
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.17.0 
 2. Rossi, Chieti13.0 
 3. Raminelli, Bologna10.7 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara10.5 
 5. Ihedioha, Castelle.10.0 
 6. Casadei, Firenze10.0 
 7. Bonessio, Bari9.5 
 8. Pignatti, Mirandola9.3 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino9.0 
 10. Bisconti, Bari9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.7 
 2. Marino, Casalp.6.7 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.6.0 
 4. Cantone, Matera5.3 
 5. Mossi, Agrigento4.7 
 6. Spizzichini, Ferra.4.5 
 7. Rajola, Chieti4.5 
 8. Piazza, Bologna4.3 
 9. Vico, Matera4.0 
 10. Ferrarese, Trevig.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Parente, Lucca6.0 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.3 
 3. Caroldi, Firenze5.0 
 4. Capitanelli, Firen.4.0 
 5. Sanna, Firenze4.0 
 6. Tavernelli, Latina3.7 
 7. Casadei, Firenze3.5 
 8. Perego, Treviglio3.5 
 9. Ranuzzi, Castellet.3.5 
 10. Losi, Mirandola3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matteo RAMINELLI
  Bologna
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Raminelli, Bologna2.0 
 2. Gagliardo, Latina1.7 
 3. Rossi, Chieti1.5 
 4. Ranuzzi, Castellet.1.5 
 5. Capitanelli, Firen.1.5 
 6. Chiarello, Perugia1.3 
 7. Casadei, Firenze1.0 
 8. Gatti, Chieti1.0 
 9. Reati, Treviglio1.0 
 10. Sanna, Firenze1.0 


EuroLeague: Alba Berlin surprise Montepaschi Siena in Italy - by Eurobasket News

Montepaschi Siena - Alba Berlin 82:92

Alba Berlin surprise Montepaschi Siena in Italy in their start of EuroLeague 2012/2013 season. The German side led in the majority of the game and reached 92:82 win.
Alba started well and led in the first period 22:14. Montepaschi Siena however managed to close the quarter at 25:25 and led 34:29 after Matt Janning (193-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern)'s shot. Later on Alba dominated the court. They won the half 42:39 and then DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) increased to 66:53. Alba led 10 points at the end of the third period and managed to keep the necessary advantage. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) made two free throws at the end of the game for the final result.
DaShaun Wood stepped up with 15 points for the winners and Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90, agency: Beo Basket) as well as Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) posted 14 each. Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) followed them with 13 points in a win. David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) poured in 17 points in defeat, while Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) delivered 13. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) posted 10 and Benjamin Eze (207-C/F-81, college: S.Idaho JC) notched 7.

Montepaschi Siena: David Moss 17, Kristjan Kangur 13, Bobby Brown 10, Benjamin Eze 7
Alba Berlin: DaShaun Wood 15, Nihad Djedovic 14, Vule Avdalovic 14, Yassin Idbihi 13



EuroLeague: Emporio Armani open regular season with home win - by Andrey Marchuk

EA7 Emporio Armani - Anadolu Efes 80:75

Emporio Armani recorded the first win in Euroleague regular season. The Italian team held off Anadolu Efes at the Mediolanum Forum tonight. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Emporio Armani set the tone early in the encounter. The hosts grabbed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Emporio Armani maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They posted a 40:34 halftime advantage. The Italian team boosted the margin in the third quarter. Emporio Armani ensured a 64:50 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Anadolu Efes were not done just yet. The Turkish team exploded with 25 points but stopped just few steps away from victory. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) produced 16 points, while Malik Hairston (198-G/F-87, college: Oregon) added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) answered with 19 points for Anadolu Efes. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.


EA7 Emporio Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 23, Keith Langford 16, Malik Hairston 10
Anadolu Efes: Jordan Farmar 19, Dusko Savanovic 12



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Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 3-0 
 2. Panasonic T. 2-0 
 3. Toshiba BT 2-0 
 4. Toyota Alvark 2-0 
 5. Hokkaido L. 0-2 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 0-2 
 7. Tochigi Brex 0-2 
 8. Hitachi SR 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 68-71
Oct. 13: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T.
Oct. 13: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT
Oct. 13: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH
Oct. 13: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark
Oct. 14: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T.
Oct. 14: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT
Oct. 14: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Jamar SMITH
  Hitachi SR
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Smith, Hitachi SR23.3 
 2. Watkins, Panasoni.22.0 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba21.0 
 4. Watanabe, Panason.18.5 
 5. Hirose, Panasoni.18.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.0 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.16.0 
 8. Kawamura, Tochigi14.0 
 9. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.0 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.14.0 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH10.0 
 3. Takeuchi, Toyota9.5 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.0 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.0 
 6. Kurino-Dews, Hokka.8.5 
 7. Covile, Aishin SH8.3 
 8. Diouf, Toshiba BT8.0 
 9. Ito, Tochigi Brex7.0 
 10. Young, Aishin SH7.0 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.7 
 2. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.5 
 3. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.0 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.0 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubis.4.0 
 6. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.7 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi3.5 
 8. Watkins, Panasoni.3.5 
 9. Diouf, Toshiba BT3.0 
 10. Ito, Toyota Alva.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.3 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH2.3 
 3. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.0 
 4. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.0 
 5. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.7 
 6. Hashimoto, Aishin1.7 
 7. Asayama, Aishin SH1.7 
 8. Kumagai, Toyota A.1.5 
 9. Watanabe, Panason.1.5 
 10. Diouf, Toshiba BT1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Toyota2.0 
 3. Covile, Aishin SH1.7 
 4. Klette, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba1.5 
 6. Young, Aishin SH1.0 
 7. Watanabe, Panason.1.0 
 8. Smith, Hitachi SR1.0 
 9. Diouf, Toshiba BT1.0 
 10. Asayama, Aishin1.0 



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Trepca tabs Zeljko Egeric, ex Trogir - by Eurobasket News

KB Trepca Mitrovice (SuperLeague) inked 27-year old Croatian forward Zeljko Egeric (206-104kg-85, college: IPFW). Egeric has played for the last one years at KK Trogir ZP in Croatian A2 league. He missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball. Egeric played at the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2008.
He graduated from Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne in 2008 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Sigal Prishtina signs Adam Waleskowski, ex Levice - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) signed 30-year old American (has also German passport) forward Adam Waleskowski (204-104kg-82, college: Florida State, agency: Three Eye Sports). Waleskowski played last season at Astrum Levice in NBL league in Czech Republic. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 9 NBL games he had 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0spg. Waleskowski also played at Levice in Slovakian 1.Liga earlier that season. In 4 1.Liga games he recorded 4.3ppg. The other team he played that season for was Apollon in Cypriot Division A.
Waleskowski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Germany (BG Goettingen and Ehingen/Urspringschule) and Cyprus (Achilleas).
Waleskowski attended Florida State until 2005 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  LITHUANIA   

Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Mazeikiai 3-0 
 2. S.Marciulionio 2-0 
 3. Suduva-Mantinga 2-1 
 4. Statyba 2-1 
 5. Dzukija 2-1 
 6. Delikatesas 2-1 
 7. Zalgiris-Sabonio 2-1 
 8. Olimpas 2-1 
 9. Perlas-MRU 2-1 
 10. Meresta 1-1 
 11. Birstono 1-2 
 12. Triobet 1-2 
 13. Ezerunas-Karys 1-2 
 14. Nafta Universitetas 1-2 
 15. Silute 1-2 
 16. Zanavykas 1-2 
 17. Gargzdai 0-3 
 18. Radviliskis 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Perlas-MRU - Nafta Universitetas 83-65
Oct. 12: Ezerunas-Karys - Radviliskis 82-75
Oct. 12: Mazeikiai - Delikatesas 81-61
Oct. 12: Olimpas - Zanavykas 76-67
Oct. 12: Dzukija - Birstono 72-66
Oct. 12: Silute - Zalgiris-Sabonio 70-84
Oct. 12: Gargzdai - Statyba 68-79
Oct. 12: Triobet - Suduva-Mantinga 60-64
Oct. 12: Meresta - S.Marciulionio


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Tauras SKRIPKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Skripkauskas, Dzuk.21.3 
 2. Gydra, S.Marciulio.21.0 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.19.7 
 4. Pancerevas, Silute19.0 
 5. Rakauskas, S.Marc.18.5 
 6. Grigonis, Zalgir.18.5 
 7. Stanionis, Zanav.18.3 
 8. Zurna, Radviliskis18.3 
 9. Birgelis, Suduva.18.3 
 10. Gaidamaviciu., Me.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denis KRESTININ
  S.Marc.
  (202-PF-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Krestinin, S.Marc.12.5 
 2. Trybanski, Dzukija11.7 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.11.0 
 4. Macernis, Mazeikiai10.7 
 5. Gudaitis, Zalgir.9.7 
 6. Milinskas, Triobet9.0 
 7. Udras, Perlas-MRU8.7 
 8. Gydra, S.Marciulio.8.5 
 9. Sumskis, Zanavykas8.3 
 10. Jurgo, Radviliskis8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Dzukija
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Harrison, Dzukija7.7 
 2. Kelys, Perlas-MRU6.0 
 3. Klemas, Delikatesas5.7 
 4. Anuzis, Nafta U.5.7 
 5. Matutis, Gargzdai5.3 
 6. Razutis, Olimpas5.0 
 7. Zurna, Radviliskis5.0 
 8. Kariniauskas, Zalg.4.7 
 9. Sidlauskas, Mazeik.4.7 
 10. Kazakauskas, Olim.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mantas KADZEVICIUS
  Meres.
  (194-G-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kadzevicius, Meres.4.0 
 2. Razutis, Olimpas3.7 
 3. Kelys, Perlas-MRU3.5 
 4. Klemas, Delikatesas3.3 
 5. Giedraitis, Mazeik.3.0 
 6. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.7 
 7. Birgelis, Suduva.2.7 
 8. Kleiza, Birstono2.7 
 9. Mazelis, Nafta U.2.7 
 10. Matutis, Gargzdai2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.7 
 2. Gudaitis, Zalgir.3.0 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.2.3 
 4. Kaubrys, Silute1.3 
 5. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.0 
 6. Jankauskas, Nafta1.0 
 7. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.1.0 
 8. Kadzevicius, Meres.1.0 
 9. Tarvydas, Statyba1.0 
 10. Kaminskas, Olimpas1.0 


Darius Maskoliunas takes the helm of Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News

Darius Maskoliunas takes the helm of Lietuvos Rytas for the rest of the season. The Lithuanian Specialist became the Head Coach of the team.
He appeared as a Coach Assistant in 2011-2012. This season he also started as a Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius Coach Assistant but became a Head Coach. Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) left his position.
Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) worked in a team for 2 seasons. The Serbian specialist worked with Krka Novo Mesto earlier. He led Krka to EuroChallenge triumph that season. Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) was named Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Coach of the Year in 2011. Previously Aleksandar Dzikic (agency: Beo Basket ) worked with Union Olimpija and U17 Yugoslavian National Team.



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Etzella - Musel Pikes 87-79
Oct. 12: Sparta - Amicale 84-66
Oct. 12: Residence - Contern 75-83
Oct. 12: Black Star - Soleuvre 74-76
Oct. 12: Basket Esch - T71 63-79

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 14: Contern - Etzella
Oct. 14: Amicale - Residence
Oct. 14: T71 - Sparta
Oct. 14: Soleuvre - Basket Esch
Oct. 14: Musel Pikes - Black Star


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Terry BRYANT
  Black Star
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Bryant, Black Star27.3 
 2. Schumacher, T7125.0 
 3. Powell, Contern25.0 
 4. Simpson, Etzella23.7 
 5. Kennedy, Residence23.0 
 6. Smith, Sparta22.7 
 7. Green, Soleuvre22.7 
 8. Frazier, Contern22.3 
 9. Pellum, Residence22.0 
 10. McDaniel, Black S.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16
 1. Simpson, Etzella16.0 
 2. Svitek, Basket Es.11.7 
 3. Sharry, T7111.0 
 4. Gary, Musel Pikes10.7 
 5. Golson, Amicale10.3 
 6. Powell, Contern9.7 
 7. Frazier, Contern9.3 
 8. Fisher, Amicale9.0 
 9. Tomas, Residence8.7 
 10. McDaniel, Black S.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent SCHWARTZ
  Musel P.
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Schwartz, Musel P.5.3 
 2. Ulin, Sparta4.3 
 3. Smith, Sparta4.0 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.7 
 5. Rajniak, Basket E.3.7 
 6. Bryant, Black Star3.3 
 7. Green, Soleuvre3.3 
 8. Kox, Musel Pikes3.3 
 9. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 10. Schartz, Amicale3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jones, Contern3.0 
 2. Sharry, T712.7 
 3. Jeitz, Amicale2.3 
 4. Koster, Residence2.0 
 5. Simpson, Etzella2.0 
 6. Bryant, Black Star2.0 
 7. Smith, T712.0 
 8. Green, Soleuvre2.0 
 9. Ruffato, T712.0 
 10. Controguerra, T711.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan SHARRY
  T71
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sharry, T711.7 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.1.3 
 3. Pelham, Soleuvre0.7 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.0.7 
 5. Fisher, Amicale0.7 
 6. Frazier, Contern0.7 
 7. Bissener, Etzella0.7 
 8. Golson, Amicale0.7 
 9. Smith, T710.5 
 10. Donnersbach, Bas.0.5 


Diekirch League Round 3: Sparta and Etzella stay unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of Diekirch League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and games ending by tiny margin.

Diekirch League round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of Amicale (2-1) against leader Sparta (3-0) 84-66 was the most important game of the last round. The game without a history. Sparta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sparta outrebounded Amicale 39-28 including 25 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Amicale's players. It was a good game for the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) who led his team to a victory with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Kasey Ulin (181-82, college: Dickinson St.) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for Amicale. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sparta have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella. Amicale at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with T71 and Contern. They were replaced at the leadership position by Etzella. Amicale will play next round against Residence trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Sparta will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked T71 in Dudelange.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Etzella as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Amicale) loss. Etzella defeated 4th placed Musel Pikes in Ettelbruck 87-79. It was a great evening for American power forward Anthony Simpson (203-87, college: Kent St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Tim Giver helped adding 22 points. Etzella's coach Amadeo Dias used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Etzella have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Sparta. Musel Pikes at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with Residence and Soleuvre. Musel Pikes will play next round against Black Star trying to get back on the winning streak. Etzella will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Contern on the road.
An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 7th ranked Residence in a game in Bereldange versus Contern (#5) 83-75. It was an exceptional evening for Elton Frazier who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. Darrion Pellum came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds for Residence in the defeat. Contern (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with T71 and Amicale. Loser Residence dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Musel Pikes and Soleuvre. Contern will meet at home league's leader Etzella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Residence will play against Amicale (#3) in Steinsel.
The game in Esch was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked T71 (2-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Basket Esch (0-3). T71 defeated Basket Esch 79-63. The best player for the winners was Tom Schumacher who scored 33 points (!!!). Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. T71 moved-up to third place, which they share with Contern and Amicale. Basket Esch at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. T71's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Sparta in Bertrange and it will be for sure the game of the week. Basket Esch will play on the road against Soleuvre (#7) in Belvaux and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Mersch. Tenth ranked Soleuvre (1-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging bottom-ranked Black Star (0-3) 76-74 on Friday evening. It was a good game for Mychal Green who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Soleuvre's coach James Marsh used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Soleuvre left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with Residence and Musel Pikes. It was Black Star's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Soleuvre will face Basket Esch (#9) at home in the next round. Black Star will play against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus and looks forward to get finally their first victory.


Black Star - Soleuvre 74-76

Important game to mention about took place in Mersch. Tenth ranked Soleuvre (1-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging bottom-ranked Black Star (0-3) 76-74 on Friday evening. Black Star cut a 15-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. It was a good game for American swingman Mychal Green (193-83, college: Ohio) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. point guard Dominique Benseghir (183-85) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Soleuvre's coach James Marsh used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Billy McDaniel (201-84, college: Ark.-Monticello) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import point guard Terry Bryant (185-85, college: SE Louisiana) added 26 points and 4 assists in the effort for Black Star. Soleuvre left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with Residence and Musel Pikes. It was Black Star's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Soleuvre will face Basket Esch (#9) at home in the next round. Black Star will play against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Black Star: B.McDaniel 26+12reb, T.Bryant 26+3reb+4ast, C.Ruppert 7+4reb+1ast, D.Wilson 5+2reb, C.Muller 4+3reb+1ast, P.Arbaut 4+4reb
Soleuvre: M.Green 28+8reb+6ast, D.Benseghir 18+3reb+3ast, T.Pelham 12+4reb, C.Weisen 6+5reb, B.Hemmen 6+1reb+1ast, D.Berthle 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 192286


Sparta - Amicale 84-66

Diekirch League round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of Amicale (2-1) against leader Sparta (3-0) 84-66 was the most important game of the last round. The game without a history. Sparta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sparta outrebounded Amicale 39-28 including 25 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Amicale's players. It was a good game for the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) who led his team to a victory with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Kasey Ulin (181-82, college: Dickinson St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Four Sparta players scored in double figures. American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Eric Jeitz (191-86) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Amicale. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sparta have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella. Amicale at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with T71 and Contern. They were replaced at the leadership position by Etzella. Amicale will play next round against Residence trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Sparta will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked T71 in Dudelange.
Top scorers:
Amicale: R.Golson 18+11reb+1ast, E.Jeitz 12+7reb+3ast, S.Ney 10+4reb, L.Fisher 9+2reb, C.Schartz 6+1reb+1ast, B.Melcher 5+1reb
Sparta: L.Smith 30+8reb+4ast, D.Gindt 16+8reb+1ast, P.Arbaut 10+3reb+3ast, K.Ulin 10+5reb+10ast, J.Hublart 8+5reb+1ast, X.Engel 4+2ast
gschID: 192284


Residence - Contern 75-83

An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 7th ranked Residence in a game in Bereldange versus Contern (#5) 83-75. Residence was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Elton Frazier (196-88, college: Canisius) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Leon Powell (200-88, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Strategic Sports) accounted for 26 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Darrion Pellum (198-87, college: Hampton) came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds and international point guard Pitt Koster (182-89) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Residence in the defeat. Contern (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with T71 and Amicale. Loser Residence dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Musel Pikes and Soleuvre. Contern will meet at home league's leader Etzella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Residence will play against Amicale (#3) in Steinsel.
Top scorers:
Residence: D.Pellum 28+7reb+1ast, M.Kennedy 21+2reb, P.Koster 17+5reb+4ast, M.Schmit 6+2reb, I.Tomas 3+11reb+4ast, K.Moura 0
Contern: E.Frazier 31+12reb+1ast, L.Powell 26+15reb+2ast, R.Wolzfeld 10+4reb+1ast, C.Jones 8+4reb, R.Birenbaum 4+3ast, D.Torres 4
gschID: 192283


Basket Esch - T71 63-79

The game in Esch was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked T71 (2-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Basket Esch (0-3). T71 defeated Basket Esch 79-63. The game was mostly controlled by T71. Basket Esch was better in third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. T71 dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Basket Esch's 36. The best player for the winners was international point guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) who scored 33 points (!!!). American forward Ryan Sharry (203-89, college: Middlebury, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds and Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) added 13 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. T71 moved-up to third place, which they share with Contern and Amicale. Basket Esch at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. T71's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Sparta in Bertrange and it will be for sure the game of the week. Basket Esch will play on the road against Soleuvre (#7) in Belvaux and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Basket Esch: M.Rajniak 18+9reb+3ast, A.Caurla 18+5reb+1ast, S.Svitek 13+13reb+2ast, J.Biever 7+1reb+3ast, P.Biever 3+1reb+1ast, E.Kesseler 2+1reb
T71: T.Schumacher 33+3reb+2ast, K.Smith 13+7reb+1ast, R.Sharry 10+12reb, G.Ruffato 6+2reb+2ast, B.Kieffer 5+2reb+3ast, C.Laures 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 192285


Etzella - Musel Pikes 87-79

The game had a very big importance for Etzella as it allowed them to take a leadership position after Amicale's loss. Etzella defeated Musel Pikes in Ettelbruck 87-79. It looked good early as Musel Pikes took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Etzella took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Anthony Simpson (203-87, college: Kent St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Guard Tim Giver (183-80) helped adding 22 points. Etzella's coach Amadeo Dias used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Guy Schmit (187-80) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Etzella have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Sparta. Musel Pikes at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with Residence and Soleuvre. Musel Pikes will play next round against Black Star trying to get back on the winning streak. Etzella will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Contern on the road.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: G.Schmit 19+3reb+4ast, L.Schwartz 16+1reb+7ast, B.Gary 16+15reb+4ast, T.Wurtz 14+7reb+1ast, J.Kox 8+2reb+4ast, T.Steffen 6
Etzella: T.Giver 22+3reb+1ast, A.Simpson 21+14reb+4ast, W.Arre 16+2reb+5ast, N.Delgado 15+3reb+3ast, C.Wulff 3+2ast, C.Ittenbach 2
gschID: 192282



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Standings - LNBP

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Oct. 11: Gansos - Fuerza Regia 98-103
Oct. 11: Soles - Osos 96-64
Oct. 11: Abejas - Barreteros 94-92
Oct. 11: Pioneros - Gigantes 94-71
Oct. 11: Lechugueros - Panteras 90-72
Oct. 11: Halc.Rojos - Corr.Victoria 82-81
Oct. 11: Guerreros - Toros 63-75
Oct. 11: Halc.Xalapa - Huracanes 109-88

Regular Season: Round 13

Oct. 13: Pioneros - Osos
Oct. 13: Soles - Gigantes
Oct. 13: Guerreros - Fuerza Regia
Oct. 13: Gansos - Toros
Oct. 13: Lechugueros - Barreteros
Oct. 13: Abejas - Panteras
Oct. 13: Halc.Rojos - Huracanes
Oct. 13: Halc.Xalapa - Corr.Victoria


Allen is back at Correcaminos UAT Victoria - by Eurobasket Center

Correcaminos UAT Victoria (LNBP) agreed terms with 33-year old American Myron Allen (182-PG-79, college: Lee JC). It's actually Allen's comeback to Corr.Victoria as he played here before. In his first game he scored 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Halc.Rojos 81-82. Allen played most recently at Ostioneros de Guaymas (CIBACOPA). While playing 37 games for Guaymas last season he recorded 17.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 7.0apg (2nd best in the league) and 1.3spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Allen was selected also to the all-star game. It was a very successful year in his career as He was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 1st Team. Allen is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Australia, Bosnia, China, Israel and Philippines. Allen graduated Lee College in 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Selleaze is back at Correcaminos UAT Victoria - by Eurobasket Center

Correcaminos UAT Victoria (LNBP) signed 36-year old American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-F-105kg-76, college: CSU Bakersfield). It's actually Selleaze's comeback to Corr.Victoria as he played here before. In his first game he scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Halc.Rojos 81-82. Selleaze played most recently at Garra Canera de Navolato (CIBACOPA). While playing 37 games for Navolato last season his stats were: 20.3ppg, 8.4rpg (3rd best in the league) and 3.1apg. He was selected also to the all-star game. A very impressive season as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 2nd Team. Selleaze is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Argentina, Germany, Israel, Paraguay, Poland, Sweden and USA. Selleaze graduated Cal State - Bakersfield in 2000 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



LNBP Round 12: Leader Halcones UV Xalapa gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Halcones UV Xalapa delivered the eleventh win on Thursday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Huracanes (6-4) 109-88. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 109-88. Halcones UV Xalapa dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Huracanes' 50. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86) chipped in 24 points and 12 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who recorded 26 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Halcones UV Xalapa (11-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Huracanes at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Halcones UV Xalapa are looking forward to face Correcaminos (#10) in Ciudad Victoria in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Huracanes will play on the road against Halcones Rojos in Veracruz and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Veracruz. Third ranked Halcones Rojos (9-3) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Correcaminos (6-6) 82-81 on Thursday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for Venezuelan power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Mitchell contributed with 16 points for the winners. Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Correcaminos. Halcones Rojos maintains third position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Xalapa. Correcaminos at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Barreteros. Halcones Rojos will play against Huracanes (#8) in Tampico in the next round where they are favorite. Correcaminos will play on the road against the league's leader Halcones UV Xalapa and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Guanajuato between Abejas and Barreteros. Sixth ranked Abejas (8-4) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Barreteros (6-6). Abejas managed to escape with a 2-point win 94-92 on Thursday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of Eugene Phelps who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Abejas' coach Daniel Jaule used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Jason Horton with 21 points and 9 assists. Abejas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soles. Loser Barreteros keep the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Corr.Victoria. Abejas will meet at home Panteras (#6) in the next round. Barreteros will play against Lechugueros in Leon and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Leon, where higher ranked Panteras (7-5) lost to twelfth ranked Lechugueros (5-7) in a road game 72-90. The winners were led by Adrian Sanchez who scored that evening 28 points and 5 rebounds. Panteras' coach Juan Cardona rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lechugueros maintains twelfth position with 5-7 record. Panteras lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Lechugueros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Barreteros (#9) in Zacatecas and it may be quite challenging game.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Mexicali. Local Soles (8-4) outscored 14th ranked Osos (2-10) 96-64 on Thursday night. The best player for the winners was Roman Martinez who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Soles' coach Ivan Deniz felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Soles have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 8-4 record, which they share with Abejas. Newly promoted Osos keep the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Soles will face bottom-ranked Gigantes (#16) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Osos will play against Pioneros in Cancun.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Fuerza Regia defeated Gansos in Monterrey 103-98. Guerreros were beaten by Toros at home 63-75. Bottom-ranked Gigantes were destroyed by Pioneros on the opponent's court 94-71.


Gansos - Fuerza Regia 98-103

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Gansos (1-11) were defeated at home by eleventh ranked Fuerza Regia (5-6) 103-98 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 5 points. Gansos were plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was international guard Gabriel Giron (192-88) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Nigerian-Jamaican guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence) chipped in 24 points. Five Fuerza Regia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who recorded 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Royce Gaye (193-88, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) added 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Gansos' coach Luis Andres Garcia tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Fuerza Regia maintains eleventh position with 5-6 record. Newly promoted Gansos keep the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. Fuerza Regia will face Guerreros (#13) in the next round. Gansos will play against the league's second-placed Toros where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Fuerza Regia: O.Efejuku 24+2reb+1ast, G.Grays 19+3reb+2ast, G.Giron 16+10reb+5ast, L.Allred 12+11reb, E.Hicks 10+4reb+4ast, A.Izaguirre 7
Gansos: S.Shorter 33+8reb+2ast, R.Gaye 27+8reb+5ast, A.Zarco 18+6reb+1ast, J.Perez 6+3reb+1ast, G.Edson 6+2reb, E.Loubet 4+7reb
gschID: 188510


Guerreros - Toros 63-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Toros (9-2) defeated on the road 13th ranked Guerreros (3-9) 75-63 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Toros. Guerreros was better in third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toros forced 30 Guerreros turnovers. Strangely Guerreros outrebounded Toros 36-21 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian forward Ike Ofoegbu (205-85, college: SMU, agency: Paris Global Sports) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Brody Angley (180-86, college: Santa Clara, agency: JEMsports) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists. Four Toros players scored in double figures. Toros' coach Jose Martinez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican power forward Angel Alamo (206-85) who recorded 23 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Travis Gabbidon (201, college: UTSA) added 10 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Toros maintains second position with 9-2 record having just three points less than leader Halc.Xalapa. Newly promoted Guerreros keep the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Toros will face Gansos (#15) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Guerreros will play against Fuerza Regia in Monterrey and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toros: I.Ofoegbu 17+6reb+1ast, A.Henning 14+3reb, B.Angley 11+3reb+4ast, R.Rougeau 11+1reb+3ast, J.Hutchingson Mejia 8+1reb, J.Lopez 6+4reb
Guerreros: A.Alamo 23+6reb, M.Hunter 11+3reb+2ast, T.Gabbidon 10+13reb+2ast, C.Lee 6+6reb+1ast, G.Burris 5+4reb, J.Carino 3
gschID: 188509


Soles - Osos 96-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mexicali. Local Soles (8-4) outscored 14th ranked Osos (2-10) 96-64 on Thursday night. The game without a history. Soles led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Osos' 30. Soles forced 24 Osos turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Roman Martinez (201-88, college: N.Mexico) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. American Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Soles players scored in double figures. Soles' coach Ivan Deniz felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Marlyn Bryant (193-82, college: S.Florida) who recorded 11 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Samuel Bowie (198-75, college: SE Louisiana) added 10 points and 4 assists respectively. Soles have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 8-4 record, which they share with Abejas. Newly promoted Osos keep the fourteenth place with ten games lost. Soles will face bottom-ranked Gigantes (#16) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Osos will play against Pioneros in Cancun.
Top scorers:
Soles: R.Martinez 24+5reb+2ast, A.Franklin 18+6reb+3ast, K.Gransberry 13+13reb, J.Luis Bucio 13+2reb+4ast, J.Griffin 11+1ast, J.Flores 8+5reb+4ast
Osos: M.Bryant 11+5reb+2ast, G.Moron 10+5reb, S.Bowie 10+3reb+4ast, J.Smith 9+4reb, M.Saucedo 8+2reb, M.Helton 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 188508


Pioneros - Gigantes 94-71

Very expected game in Cancun where 16th ranked Gigantes (1-11) were rolled over by eighth ranked Pioneros (7-5) 94-71 on Thursday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Pioneros's pressure prevailed and they won that period 30-11 extending their advantage to 23 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Gigantes' 36. Pioneros forced 23 Gigantes turnovers and outrebounded them 48-31 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Forrest Fisher (193-80) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Jamaican-American point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Worth to mention Scott played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Coach Josep Claros's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward John Ruffus (207-81, college: Fayetteville St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Adam Morris (185, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Four Gigantes players scored in double figures. Pioneros moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Panteras. Newly promoted Gigantes stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Pioneros will face Osos (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gigantes will play against Soles in Mexicali.
Top scorers:
Pioneros: F.Fisher 26+5reb, A.Scott 18+6reb+5ast, J.Smith 14+11reb+2ast, J.Harris 9+1ast, M.Williams 8+9reb, J.Villanueva 8+5reb
Gigantes: J.Ruffus 20+10reb, S.Liggins 19+1reb+3ast, A.Morris 13+5reb+7ast, Z.Alvidrez 10+2reb, J.Gardiner 7+11reb+1ast, M.Munoz 2+3ast
gschID: 188507


Halc.Xalapa - Huracanes 109-88

Leader Halcones UV Xalapa delivered the eleventh win on Thursday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Huracanes (6-4) 109-88. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 109-88. Halcones UV Xalapa dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Huracanes' 50. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who recorded 26 points and 6 rebounds and the former international center Rodrigo Zamora (206-86, college: Montana St.) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Halcones UV Xalapa (11-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Huracanes at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Halcones UV Xalapa are looking forward to face Correcaminos (#10) in Ciudad Victoria in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Huracanes will play on the road against Halcones Rojos in Veracruz and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Halc.Xalapa: G.Vargas 24+4reb+12ast, L.Hickerson 24+9reb+9ast, D.Pearson 20+5reb+1ast, F.Harris 14+2reb+1ast, L.Mata 8+7reb, V.Mariscal 8+1reb+2ast
Huracanes: M.Morrison 26+6reb+3ast, R.Zamora 17+4reb+4ast, J.Farrera 14+2reb, O.Quintero 10+4reb+8ast, A.Johnson 8+8reb+3ast, M.Ayala 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 188514


Halc.Rojos - Corr.Victoria 82-81

Important game to mention about took place in Veracruz. Third ranked Halcones Rojos (9-3) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Correcaminos (6-6) 82-81 on Thursday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It looked good early as Correcaminos took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Halcones Rojos had a 19-13 second period charge getting the lead and Correcaminos were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-82. It was a good game for Venezuelan power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. American point guard Mike Mitchell (181-83, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Two Points) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Myron Allen (182-79, college: Lee JC) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Correcaminos. Four Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Halcones Rojos maintains third position with 9-3 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Xalapa. Correcaminos at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Barreteros. Halcones Rojos will play against Huracanes (#8) in Tampico in the next round where they are favorite. Correcaminos will play on the road against the league's leader Halcones UV Xalapa and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Halc.Rojos: L.Bethelmy 21+14reb+2ast, M.Mitchell 16+2reb+3ast, N.Alonzo 14+2reb+3ast, J.Aubry 9+5reb+1ast, C.Rivera 7+2reb+6ast, E.Medina 7+4reb
Corr.Victoria: M.Allen 19+7reb+4ast, R.Selleaze 17+10reb+4ast, L.Keeler 16+2reb+2ast, R.Alexander 14+12reb+4ast, B.Heredia 9+2reb+1ast, F.Sanchez 3+1reb
gschID: 188513


Abejas - Barreteros 94-92

A very close game took place in Guanajuato between Abejas and Barreteros. Sixth ranked Abejas (8-4) got a very close home victory over 9th ranked Barreteros (6-6). Abejas managed to escape with a 2-point win 94-92 on Thursday evening. Barreteros were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Abejas shot 61.7 percent from the field. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Abejas made 8 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Eugene Phelps (198, college: Long Beach St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Steffphon Pettigrew (195, college: W.Kentucky) who added 27 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Abejas' coach Daniel Jaule used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Jason Horton (188-86, college: Missouri) with 21 points and 9 assists and forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Five Abejas and four Barreteros players scored in double figures. Abejas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soles. Loser Barreteros keep the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Corr.Victoria. Abejas will meet at home Panteras (#6) in the next round. Barreteros will play against Lechugueros in Leon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Abejas: S.Pettigrew 27+7reb+2ast, E.Phelps 23+10reb+6ast, M.Mattis 14+9reb+1ast, R.Andrade 13+2reb+3ast, L.Morinia 10+4reb+2ast, V.Buelna 5+1reb
Barreteros: L.Sumpter 23+1reb+4ast, J.Habel 22+7reb+3ast, J.Horton 21+3reb+9ast, R.Loera Almanza 13+3reb+1ast, C.Silva 9+2reb, R.Navarro 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 188512


Lechugueros - Panteras 90-72

We should mention about the upset which took place in Leon, where higher ranked Panteras (7-5) lost to twelfth ranked Lechugueros (5-7) in a road game 72-90. It looked good early as Panteras took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lechugueros had a 27-22 second period charge getting the lead and Panteras were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-90. They outrebounded Panteras 41-29 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lechugueros players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Panteras' players. The winners were led by naturalized American forward Adrian Sanchez (196-86) who scored that evening 28 points and 5 rebounds and Senegalese center Babacar Camara (211-81, college: CS Fullerton) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Lechugueros players scored in double figures. Even 14 points by Panamanian power forward Antonio Garcia (203-76, college: Ky Wesleyan) did not help to save the game for Panteras. Puerto Rican point guard Ricardo Melendez (179-83, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 15 points. Panteras' coach Juan Cardona rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lechugueros maintains twelfth position with 5-7 record. Panteras lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Lechugueros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Barreteros (#9) in Zacatecas and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Lechugueros: A.Sanchez 28+5reb, B.Camara 19+9reb+2ast, E.Cuen 18+10reb, R.Johns 11+3reb+4ast, G.Preer 5+1reb+2ast, N.Sanchez 3+4ast
Panteras: R.Melendez 15+2reb+2ast, A.Garcia 14+3reb+3ast, K.Malpica 10+4reb+5ast, J.Alfredo Casillas 9+5reb, F.Verdugo 9+1reb, N.MILLER 8+7reb+4ast
gschID: 188511



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Savo Djikanovic joined Teodo - by Darko Pekic

BC Teodo, one of two Montenegrin partecipants in this years edition of Balkan League, is getting stronger. The General Manager Misko Lucic announced today that the latest addition and probably the biggest signing for the club from small Adriatic town Tivat would be the former big man of Lovcen, Hemofarm, Olympiakos and many other clubs, Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) who agreed to sign a one year deal with the Club.

The 37 year old Montenegrin big man will add size and experience to the ambitious team coached by Slobodan Savovic and will play this year in both Balkan league and EBL. Djikanovic was the Cyprus League Champion last season with Etha averaging 5.0 ppg. He started the season in Marousi BC (Greece-A1) but left the team in December due to lack of payment. The 211cm tall center also won the Adriatic League with Hemofarm in 2005.



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Justin Holiday agreed terms with Trail Blazers - by Eurobasket News

Portland Trail Blazers strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old forward Justin Holiday (198-84kg-89, college: Washington) to the training camp. Holiday spent pre-season at Cleveland Cavaliers, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Okapi Aalstar. In 12 EuroChallenge games last year he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. He also played 33 games in NBA where he averaged 7.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. Holiday helped them to win the cup.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Holiday has played previously for Okapi Aalstar.
He attended The University of Washington until 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Ismail Muhammad and Keith Benson waived by the Hawks - by Eurobasket News

The Atlanta Hawks waived two players. They parted ways with Ismail Muhammad (6'6''-F-83, college: Georgia Tech) and Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88, college: Oakland). The roster now stands at 17.
Ismail Muhammad and Keith Benson appeared in the latest pre-season game versus the Spurs. Keith Benson scored 10 points, while Ismail Muhammad had 1 in the loss.
Ismail Muhammad played for the Auckland Pirates in New Zealand before joining the Hawks training camp. He posted 17.3 points, 7.9 boards and 2.4 assists per game in NBL.
Keith Benson started the previous season in Italy. He played for Sassari. The centre notched 5.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per appearance. Later Keith Benson moved to D-League to sign with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He posted 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Keith Benson also played four games for the Golden State Warriors averaging 1.0 board.



New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans post pre-season wins - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks shot down the Washington Wizards 108:101 for the first pre-season victory. Steve Novak (6'10''-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Marquette) knocked down 21 points sinking all seven of his three-point attempts. The Wizzards slipped at 0-2 record in pre-season action. The Knicks stormed into this one as they built a 38:21 lead. The Wizards rebounded in the second frame. They went on a 35:15 run to take a 3-point halftime lead. The Knicks however quickly restored the advantage and rallied to the victory in the second half. J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) provided 20 points, while Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) finished with 17 points for the Knicks. Jordan Crawford (6'4''-G-88, college: Xavier) answered with 17 points for the Wizards. Bradley Beal (6'3''-SG-93, college: Florida) posted 15 points, 5 boards and 5 assists in the loss.
The Hornets improved at 3-0 record as they held off the Bobcats 90:87. Brian Roberts (6'2''-PG-85, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 16 points and 8 assists to lead the Hornets. New Orleans entered the fourth frame down by 10 points but unleashed a 36:23 rally to snatch the victory. Anderson and Lance Thomas (6'8''-F-88, college: Duke) had 14 points each for the winners. Byron Mullens (7'0''-C-89, college: Ohio St.) and Ben Gordon (6'2''-G-83, college: Connecticut) responded with 15 points each for the Bobcats.
The 76ers took care of the Orlando Magic 102:95 for the initial victory in pre-season. Jrue Holiday (6'3''-PG-90, college: UCLA) topscored with 27 points for the winning team. Nick Young (6'6''-G/F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) came off the bench to finish with 22 points. Glen Davis (6'9''-F-86, college: LSU) answered with 16 points for the Magic. Andrew Nicholson (6'9''-PF-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) posted 14 points in the defeat.



Warriors edge Maccabi Haifa for third straight pre-season win - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors - Maccabi Haifa 108:100

Golden State Warriors clinched the third straight pre-season victory. They prevailed against Maccabi Haifa at the Oracle Arena. Carl Landry (6'7''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) stepped up with 24 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
Maccabi Haifa jumped right into the game as they exploded with 29 points in the opening quarter. It was worth a 2-point lead at the first break. The Warriors took over in the second term. They surged ahead for a 50:48 halftime advantage. The hosts delivered 33 points in the third quarter and grabbed a 10-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Maccabi cut the deficit to just three points midway through the final term. Donta Smith (6'7''-SF-83, college: SE Illinois JC) pulled the Israeli team within two but the Warriors relied on Carl Landry and Jack as they sealed the victory for the hosts. Harrison Barnes (6'8''-F-92, college: N.Carolina) notched 20 points, while Festus Ezeli (6'11''-C-89, college: Vanderbilt) added 15 points and 8 boards for Golden State. Donta Smith answered with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Maccabi Haifa. Paul Stoll (5'11''-PG-85) contributed 18 points in the loss.

Golden State Warriors: Carl Landry 24, Harrison Barnes 20, Festus Ezeli 15
Maccabi Haifa: Donta Smith 28, Paul Stoll 18



Spurs waive Tyler Wilkerson - by Eurobasket News

The San Antonio Spurs waived Tyler Wilkerson (6'8''-F-88, college: Marshall). The forward joined the team at the end of September. Tyler Wilkerson appeared in two pre-season games with the Spurs. He notched 2.0 points and 1.5 boards per appearance. Last season Tyler Wilkerson spent in Israel. He played for Maccabi Haifa. The forward averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist per appearance in Premier League. The forward earned All-Israeli League Honourable Mention. He participated at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas. Tyler Wilkerson posted 9.3 points, 5.0 boards per appearance for the Spurs.


Bryant expected to play in Saturdays preseason game. - by Bryan Floyd

Kobe Bryant (6'6''-SG-78) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game. Bryant missed Wednesday's preseason game against the Blazers with a shoulder strain, but it's not a serious concern and Kobe should be back on the floor this weekend. Bryant was able to practice on Thursday. "He was dressed for practice, but we didn't really practice," Lakers coach Mike Brown said jokingly after the Lakers went through a short walk-through Thursday. "He had his jersey on and everything. But I knew today was more of a mental day, so I didn't even really ask trainer Gary Vitti what he could and couldn't do." Bryant actually hurt his shoulder while dunking on teammate Antawn Jamison and has been letting everyone know in the media. Bryant had surgery on his right shoulder in 2003, but said this injury is completely unrelated to that one and he doesn't expect to need an MRI. "I don't need it; it's not that serious," Bryant said.


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Rainmen re-sign hustling Hugee - by Eurobasket News

Darnell Hugee (6'7''-F-85, college: Prairie View A&M) is back in the fold. The Halifax Rainmen announced Thursday they have re-signed the six-foot-seven power forward, a key contributor in the teams playoff run a year ago. It took awhile but we have Hugee back, Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said in a release. Nobody is going to outwork or outhustle Darnell on the basketball court. His athleticism and defensive intensity was a huge part of our success down the stretch last season.
Hugee was one of the five players Halifax protected from last season. But he wasnt offered a contract during the summer and was allowed to test the free-agent waters before reaching a deal with Levingston on Thursday. The 28-year-old played eight regular-season games with the Rainmen last year after joining the team on Feb. 17, then averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in eight playoff contests as Halifax fell one win short of an NBL title. Hes expected to report to the Rainmen camp for their workout this afternoon at Mount Saint Vincent University. His addition gives Halifax 11 players in camp. The team has to settle on a 12-man roster, including three Canadians, before its first pre-season game Oct. 21.
Courtesy of: thechronicleherald.ca



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Mykolaiv lands Aleksey Adediran, ex Valga - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) tabbed 30-year old Russian-Nigerian center Aleksey Adediran (204-110kg-82, college: Binghamton). Adediran moved there from Valga Korvpallikool in Estonian KML league, where he played just three games this season. The last season he played for Dynamo Kursk (Higher League). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year.
He is a very experienced player. Adediran has played also professionally in Russia (Novosybirsk, Severstal and Kamit-Universitet Tver), Dominican Republic (La Cancha), ABA (Georgia Gwizzlies), WBA East Division (Knoxville Noise) and NABL (Snohomish County Explosion).
He attended Binghamton University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Air21 Express - Rain or Shine 98-99 OT
Oct. 10: Barako Bull - Petron Blaze 89-98
Oct. 10: Alaska Aces - Meralco Bolts 86-93
Oct. 12: Talk N Text - Global Port 108-104
Oct. 14: Petron Blaze - San Mig Coffee
Oct. 14: Barako Bull - Alaska Aces
Oct. 13: Meralco Bolts - Barangay Ginebra


PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Willie MILLER
  Global Port
  (180-PG-77)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Miller, Global Port23.3 
 2. Chan, Rain or Shine22.5 
 3. Caguioa, Barang.20.0 
 4. Wilson, Air21 Expr.17.0 
 5. Isip, Air21 Express14.0 
 6. Canaleta, Air21 E.14.0 
 7. David, Global Port13.0 
 8. Maierhofer, Barang.13.0 
 9. Baclao, Air21 E.11.0 
 10. Matias, Rain or S.11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MAMARIL
  Barang.
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Mamaril, Barang.10.0 
 2. Maierhofer, Barang.9.5 
 3. Hatfield, Barang.8.0 
 4. Sena, Air21 Express8.0 
 5. Taha, Air21 Express8.0 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine7.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.7.0 
 8. Quinahan, Rain o.7.0 
 9. Matias, Rain or Sh.6.0 
 10. Deutchman, Global5.7 
Assists Per Game
 LA TENORIO
  Barang.
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Tenorio, Barang.6.0 
 2. Miller, Global Port5.7 
 3. Norwood, Rain o.4.0 
 4. Wilson, Air21 Expr.4.0 
 5. Hatfield, Barang.3.5 
 6. Tang, Rain or Shine3.5 
 7. Mandani, Global Po.3.3 
 8. Arboleda, Air21 E.3.0 
 9. Canaleta, Air21 E.2.5 
 10. Caguioa, Barang.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bonbon CUSTODIO
  Air21 E.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Custodio, Air21 E.2.0 
 2. Tenorio, Barang.1.5 
 3. Taha, Air21 Express1.5 
 4. Tang, Rain or Shine1.5 
 5. Chan, Rain or Shine1.5 
 6. Caguioa, Barang.1.0 
 7. Hatfield, Barang.1.0 
 8. Wilson, Air21 Expr.1.0 
 9. Miller, Global Port1.0 
 10. Manuel, Global Po.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris ELLIS
  Barangay.
  (--)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ellis, Barangay.1.5 
 2. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.5 
 3. Quinahan, Rain o.1.0 
 4. Taha, Air21 Express1.0 
 5. Deutchman, Global1.0 
 6. Baclao, Air21 E.1.0 
 7. Chan, Rain or Shine0.5 
 8. Jensen, Barang.0.5 
 9. Arana, Rain o.0.5 
 10. Wilson, Air21 Exp.0.5 


Black to focus on Talk N Text after clinching fifth title with Ateneo - by Eurobasket News

After Ateneo bagged its fifth straight crown in the UAAP, most members of the team would probably want to savor the championship and maybe take a break for a while from basketball.

But thats not the case for coach Norman Black , who will now take over as the coach of the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in the PBA.

Im headed to the PBA, I have a game tomorrow night, Black said. It doesnt stop.

Now that his stint with Ateneo is over, Black said that he can now concentrate on his coaching duties with Talk N Text, though his PBA comeback would have to wait a little while longer.

Ill be there (tomorrow) but I wont coach, Black said. I did not officially inform the PBA because we didnt win yet.

Coach Nash (Racela) will continue to coach tomorrow and Ill come in as the head coach the following game.

The Tropang Texters will face GlobalPort on Friday and Air 21 on October 17 in what will be Blacks debut at the helm.

After leading Ateneo to a dominating championship run, all eyes are now on Black, who is expected to bring his winning tradition to Talk N Text. Asked if he will be gunning for a third straight Philippine Cup crown for his new squad, he said that he doesnt want to assure anything.

Come on, I just got out of the pressure cooker and you want to put me right back in it again, he said. Were just at the beginning of the PBA season.

But if we get to the semis and were lucky enough to be in the championship round, then we can start thinking about three-peat.

Source: http://www.interaksyon.com



David to miss GlobalPort game against Talk N Text - by Eurobasket News

Willie Miller (180-PG-77), the leading scorer for the GlobalPort Batang Pier in their first two games of the PBA Philippine Cup, will be hard pressed to carry more of the scoring load when they take on the Talk N Text Tropang Texters on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Thats because Gary David (188-G/F-78), last seasons scoring champion, will be unable to suit up for GlobalPort because of a swollen left knee.

Namamaga ang kaliwang tuhod ko dahil nadulas ako sa ensayo, David wrote in a text message to InterAKTV. Pero sinabihan naman ako ng doctor na baka pwede na ako maglaro next week.

With David out, Miller will have to work double time in Batang Piers 5:15 p.m. encounter against the Tropang Texters.

The Tropang Texters unraveled their vicious, deadly form in their debut game against the Meralco Bolts under interim mentor Nash Racela, who will continue to handle the squad even as the squad welcomes Norman Black, the triumphant coach in the UAAP finals.

Black steered the Ateneo Blue Eagles to their fifth straight UAAP title and will be at the Tropang Texters bench. But the multi-titled mentor said he wont be coaching in the game as he was not able to inform the PBA office that he could coach on Fridays game.

Rain or Shine and Air 21, two teams coming off separate fates, clash in the main game at 7:30 p.m.

The Express are fresh from pulling off an 88-81 triumph over the Batang Pier while the Elasto Painters are coming off a tough 98-94 loss to the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.

Rain or Shine assistant coach Caloy Garcia said they will treat the game as an ordinary one, just the way late mentor Roehl Nadurata would want it to be. Nadurata passed away three days ago.

Although the team remains emotional about the loss of the longtime deputy and loyal friend of head coach Yeng Guiao, the Elasto Painters are focused on only one thing win.

Coach Yeng told us to expect tough games in the PBA from any team, said Garcia. We want to treat this game as part of the job because we knew thats what Coach Roehl wants us to do as well.

He wants us to have light moments, kasi masayahing tao siya.

Source: http://www.interaksyon.com



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Standings - DBE

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: PGE Turow - Anwil 75-64
Oct. 13: Start Gdynia - Polpharma
Oct. 13: AZS Koszalin - Trefl Sopot
Oct. 14: Kotwica - Asseco Prokom
Oct. 13: Stelmet ZG - Siarka Jezioro
Oct. 13: Rosa Radom - Energa Czarni



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Enisey upset Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarus - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk - Enisey 65:79

Enisey upset Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarus in both teams opener of VTB League. The Russian team overcame the new name of Minsk-2006 79:65.
The game was mostly controlled by Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Tsmoki-Minsk managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Enisey Krasnoyarsk had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Jason Rich (191-G-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Bosnian-Slovenian center Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Four Enisey Krasnoyarsk players scored in double figures. American guard Scott Christopherson (190-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) replied with 16 points and forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-F-79) added 8 points in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk.
Enisey Krasnoyarsk is looking forward to face VEF Riga at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tsmoki-Minsk will play Nizhniy Novgorod next.



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Stats Leaders - 1A

A league Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Ristic, Sloga 4.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 Ristic, Sloga 1.5
Assists Per Game
1 Ristic, Sloga 2
Steals Per Game
1 Ristic, Sloga 2
Blocks Per Game
1 Ristic, Sloga 0


EuroLeague: Besiktas JK Istanbul silence Partizan mt:s Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas JK Istanbul- Partizan mt:s Belgrade 81:65

Besiktas JK Istanbul silence Partizan mt:s Belgrade for the initial victory in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:65 win in their opener.
Besiktas JK Istanbul started with 19-14 and looked better in the first half. The hosts added 20-16 in the second frame and had 39:30 halftime advantage. Partizan mt:s Belgrade made everything they could to stay tough in the second half against the Turkish representative. The Serbian side won the third period 23-22 but failed in the last quarter. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) brought 77:61, while Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) scored for 79:61. Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) drove a lay-up for 79:63, whilst Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) DRAGAN reduced to 81:65.
Patrick Christopher top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) nailed 15. Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) brought 8, while Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) posted 7. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) finished the game with 18 points in the losing effort, while TERMANN LEO added 12. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) and Dragan Milosavljevic ended up with 9 points each in defeat.

Besiktas JK Istanbul: Patrick Christopher 25, Curtis Jerrells 15, Serhat Cetin 8, Cevher Ozer 7
Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Vladimir Lucic 18, TERMANN LEO 12, Drew Gordon 9, Dragan Milosavljevic 9



Kozuv Gevgelija adds Serbian trio - by Nenad Ilijev

Macedonian Prva Liga team Kozuv Gevgelija completed the team signing the contracts with three more players. Playmaker Sasa Djordjevic (190-G-85) agreed terms with this team until end of season so coach Marjan Srbinovski got important player on most sensitive spot in the team. Djordjevic is coming to Gevgelija after a season spent shortly in Iran and his hometown team Sloga Kraljevo. He is well known as master in pick&roll game and his very good shooting abilities. He is very good passer too and could drive to the basket at anytime he wants. He has experience of playing in top leagues of Serbia, Poland, Cyprus, Iran and Denmark where had an all-star player status.
Slobodan Bozovic (207-F/C-79) is another key signing for the team. Veteran power forward has a lot of experience of playing on highest level including Euroleague with Partizan Belgrade and also leagues in Slovenia, Cyprus, Greece and Iranian Superleague most recently. Latest addition is deadly shooter Miladin Pekovic (196-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) at swingman position. Experienced Pekovic is also playing his first season in Macedonia and brings experience of playing in EuroChallenge, Germany, Cyprus, Romania and Serbia of course.
Kozuv Gevgelija already had two Serbian players in the team - Zivanovic and Vladimir Filipovic (195-G-85).



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Interview with Levice Point Guard Willie Kemp - by Surujh Roopnarine

In his first season playing in Europe, 25-year old point guard Willie Kemp (188-G-87, college: Memphis) is off to a tremendous start both in the Czech NBL and Slovak Extraliga. He is tied for the NBL league lead at 20.0 points per game after two rounds and has helped Astrum Levice to a 2-0 record in the Extraliga.
Kemp played collegiality at the University of Memphis where in between being a part-time starter his freshman and senior seasons, was part of a historic 2007-08 season which saw his Tigers reach the NCAA Championship Game. After playing professionally in the NBA D-League in the USA and then last season in Tunisia, Kemp took some time to share his thoughts on playing for Levice, his journey here and what his expectations are for the season.

Q.What have been your first impressions about Levice, Slovakia so far?

A.It has been great here in Levice so far. The fans are awesome and everybody loves basketball here.

Q.Most fans do not know much about basketball in Tunisia, where you played last season. How did you end up there and what was the experience like?

A.I ended up in Tunisia because I was going to go back to the NBA-D League for a second season but I changed my mind at the last minute. Most jobs in Europe were taken by the time I had made my decision. But the experience was amazing, we traveled to Europe and Morocco to play some good teams. Also, it was a great experience for me to be a leader on another championship team.

Q.Going back to your time at Memphis, you were part of a historic and also controversial 2007-08 Tigers team which reached the NCAA Finals. As a player going through the high of reaching the Finals, but then having to deal with the scrutiny of the NCAA investigations, how did it affect you and your teammates?

A.Playing on the 2007-2008 team at Memphis was something special to be apart of. That team was very talented and amazing as a group. We won a lot of games and making it to the National Championship game is something nobody can ever take away from me and my teammates. When the NCAA started to investigate our team it was very difficult because that's all people wanted to talk about when they see you out somewhere. But, me and my teammates stuck together like we did all season and we knew as a team we didn't break any rules.

Q.What was the most memorable moment of that 2007-08 season for you personally?

A.I had a lot of great memories from the 2007-2008 team. One memory that sticks out is when we played Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament and I stepped up and hit four big three's to help us win and move on in the tournament. Another one, is playing in the National Championship game playing in front of 80,000 people was something special. Another memory was playing with Derrick Rose, he was a great player and I learned a lot from him.

Q.What were some of the positive aspects of playing in the NBA D-League your rookie season?

A.Playing in the NBA D-League my first season was a great experience for me. I played against some good players there. Not only did the D League teach me some things about basketball, it also helped me learn how to be a professional basketball player personally.

Q.So far this season you have gotten off to a terrific start for Levice, what has been the key to your and the teams success?

A.We have just been playing as a team and trying to get better every game and every practice. Our coaching staff does a great job on making us work hard in practice. I know I am 100% dedicated to winning a championship and my teammates are as well. You practice how you play!

Q.You also are in a situation unlike any other team, playing both in the Czech NBL and the Slovakian Extraliga. What is that like? Do you have to change your approach to preparation?

A.Playing in two different leagues is something I haven't done before. The most important thing I have to do is take care of my body and eat right. Playing 60 games is a lot, but if I can do those two things I will be okay.

Q.What is something the fans of Levice should know about Willie Kemp?

A.Fans should know that I love to win and I'm a winner. I love playing the game of Basketball. I am blessed with the chance to play basketball professionally and I do not take that for granted. I hope that my hard work on and off the court shows that. Levice has been great thus far; and I'm willing to do anything to help our basketball team win games this season.



Stewart joined Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit has made some changes in their squad. Jontae Sherrod (187-PG-89, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina) is no longer member of their squad. His replacement is called A.J. Stewart (205-F-88, college: Texas St.). Stewart started his career in University of Kentucky. In Kentucky he played for two seasons and then he moved to Texas State University at San Marcos. In Texas he started in 10 games with an average of 8.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.6bpg. In january of 2012 he signed with Florida Makos and then he moved to Jacksonville Giants. Jacksonville Giants are members of the new American Basketball Association. With Jacksonville he accomplished to be the ABA champion. BK Iskra Svit has so far lost all of their matches, so they are hoping that the Stewart will give them finally a win.


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Nurkic's transfer deal from Zlatorog to Cedevita agreed - by Zeljko Zule

Zlatorog have announced that a deal has been struck for Bosnian national team member Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) to join Euroleague side Cedevita Zagreb. Nurkic still has a valid multi-year contract with Zlatorog. Nurkic spent the summer representing the Bosnian national team at U-18 European Championship Division B, where he posted 19.4 points, 13.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.3 blocks in 9 games. He also played in Eurobasket 2013 Qualification Round and averaged 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists over less than 10 minutes in 3 games.


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Standings - LEB Gold

LEB Gold Standings
 1. A.Ford Burgos 2-0 
 2. Andorra 2-0 
 3. Coruna 2-0 
 4. Lucentum 1-0 
 5. Melilla 1-0 
 6. Breogan 1-1 
 7. Caceres 1-1 
 8. Palencia 1-1 
 9. Planasa NV 1-1 
 10. Clavijo 0-1 
 11. FCB Regal II 0-1 
 12. Forca Lleida 0-2 
 13. Lobe Huesca 0-2 
 14. Ourense 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: A.Ford Burgos - Lobe Huesca 93-82
Oct. 12: Andorra - Breogan 90-86
Oct. 12: Caceres - Ourense 85-76
Oct. 12: Planasa NV - Forca Lleida 78-73
Oct. 12: Palencia - Coruna 76-85
Oct. 13: Clavijo - Melilla
Oct. 14: FCB Regal II - Lucentum


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Lobe H.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Cebular, Lobe H.22.5 
 2. Zengotitaben., Cor.21.0 
 3. Barbour, Ourense20.0 
 4. Samuels, Lobe H.17.0 
 5. Garrido, Palencia16.0 
 6. Diouf, Breogan16.0 
 7. Van Oostrum, Cacer.15.5 
 8. Blanch, Andorra15.5 
 9. Safford, Andorra15.0 
 10. Kale, Coruna13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Forca L.
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Thompson, Forca L.9.5 
 2. Starosta, Plana.9.0 
 3. Ogide, Ourense9.0 
 4. Kale, Coruna7.5 
 5. Hampl, Andorra7.5 
 6. Sikma, A.Ford B.7.5 
 7. Sanz, Planasa NV7.0 
 8. Morentin, Caceres6.5 
 9. Diouf, Breogan6.5 
 10. Samuels, Lobe H.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel PEREZ
  Andorra
  (188-PG-90)
  Avg: 6
 1. Perez, Andorra6.0 
 2. Rodriguez, Forca L.6.0 
 3. Cobos, Breogan5.5 
 4. Costa, Lobe Huesca4.5 
 5. Lopez, A.Ford B.4.5 
 6. Van Oostrum, Cacer.4.0 
 7. Nguema, Caceres4.0 
 8. Suka-Umu, Coruna4.0 
 9. Sanz, Planasa NV4.0 
 10. Xavier, A.Ford B.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Olu ASHAOLU
  Caceres
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ashaolu, Caceres3.0 
 2. Otegui, Palencia2.5 
 3. Schreiner, Andorra2.5 
 4. Sikma, A.Ford B.2.5 
 5. McDermott, Palen.2.5 
 6. Fornas, Palencia2.5 
 7. Bortolussi, Breogan2.5 
 8. Abouo, Lobe Huesca2.0 
 9. Lopez, Caceres2.0 
 10. Nguema, Caceres2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Breogan
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Diouf, Breogan2.0 
 2. Thompson, Forca L.1.5 
 3. Sikma, A.Ford B.1.5 
 4. Hampl, Andorra1.0 
 5. Serrano, Ourense1.0 
 6. Rogers, Coruna1.0 
 7. Duinker, Caceres1.0 
 8. Fornas, Palencia0.5 
 9. Ogide, Ourense0.5 
 10. Bandoumel, Forca0.5 


EuroLeague: Real outscore Panathinaikos in Madrid - by Andrey Marchuk

Real Madrid - Panathinaikos 85:78

Real Madrid accounted for the first win in EuroLeague regular season. The Spanish powerhouse prevailed against Panathinaikos behind 23 points from Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85). It was never an easy game for Real. They eked out a narrow 22:20 lead after ten minutes. However Pedoulakis team adjusted defensively and surged ahead in the second frame. The Hellenes limited Real to 13 points in the quarter to take a 44:35 halftime lead. Real needed some strong words from Pablo Laso in the dressing room to change the complexion of the game in the second half. They fired 24 points in the third quarter to regain the advantage. The hosts entered the fourth term trailing by a single point 59:60. Real erased the deficit and surged ahead in the fourth quarter. The hosts stayed confident in the dying minutes to secure the opening win in the EuroLeague season. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Sergio Llull (192-SG-87) contributed 15 points for Real Madrid. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) answered with 23 points for Panathinaikos. Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) chipped in 13 points and issued 6 assists in the loss.

Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 23, Nikola Mirotic 18, Sergio Llull 15
Panathinaikos: Sofoklis Schortsanitis 23, Dimitris Diamantidis 13



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal successfully starts 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Brose Baskets 72:60

FC Barcelona Regal successfully starts 2012/2013 season as they beat Brose Baskets. The Spanish outfit overcame the German representative 72:60 in the first game on Friday.
FC Barcelona Regal easily took the lead and grabbed 26:9 advantage at the end of the first period. Both teams nailed 17 points each in the second frame as the board showed 43:26 when the teams disappeared in the lockers. FC Barcelona Regal won the third period 21-18 and enjoyed 20-point advantage entering the last stanza. Brose Baskets replied with 16-8 in the last stanza to reduce to 12 final points.
Ante Tomic (217-C-87) and Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 12 points each. Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 11, while Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) posted 10. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) finished the game with 20 points in defeat and Latavious Williams (202-F-91) as well as Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) had 8 each. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) followed them with 7 points in a loss.

FC Barcelona Regal: Ante Tomic 12, Pete Mickeal 12, Erazem Lorbek 11, Judson Wallace 10
Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 20, Latavious Williams 8, Maik Zirbes 8, Casey Jacobsen 7



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Standings - Basketligan

Basketligan Standings
 1. Boras 3-0 
 2. Uppsala 2-1 
 3. Solna 2-1 
 4. 08 2-1 
 5. Sodertalje 2-1 
 6. Sundsvall 2-1 
 7. Eagles 1-1 
 8. Norrkoping 1-1 
 9. Jamtland 1-2 
 10. LF Basket 1-2 
 11. Eco Orebro 0-3 
 12. Nassjo 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 11: Boras - Eco Orebro 95-81
Oct. 12: Sundsvall - Eagles 94-71
Oct. 12: Sodertalje - Nassjo 91-57
Oct. 12: Solna - Norrkoping 80-85
Oct. 12: LF Basket - 08 75-86
Oct. 12: Jamtland - Uppsala 71-75

Round 2

Oct. 14: Norrkoping - Eagles


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Miller, Boras27.3 
 2. Krayem, Eagles22.5 
 3. Bizaca, Sodertalje22.0 
 4. Wesby, Sundsvall20.0 
 5. Klaric, Jamtland19.3 
 6. Cuffee, Sundsvall19.0 
 7. Sigurdarson, Sunds.19.0 
 8. Toutziarakis, Solna17.7 
 9. Jeromanovs, Norrk.17.5 
 10. Withworth, Eco O.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Palm, Boras10.7 
 2. Toutziarakis, Solna10.3 
 3. Igbavboa, LF Bask.9.7 
 4. Simms, Sodertalje9.0 
 5. Thomas, Boras8.7 
 6. Santee, Eco Orebro8.7 
 7. Baeringsson, Sunds.8.7 
 8. Taylor, Eagles8.0 
 9. Hudson, Jamtland8.0 
 10. Walker, Nassjo7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars JEROMANOVS
  Norrk.
  (186-PG-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jeromanovs, Norrk.8.0 
 2. Beck, 085.7 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland5.3 
 4. Ahonen, Solna5.3 
 5. Carter, Uppsala4.7 
 6. Hudson, Jamtland4.3 
 7. Miller, Boras4.3 
 8. Wesby, Sundsvall4.0 
 9. Person, LF Basket4.0 
 10. Krayem, Eagles4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Carter, Uppsala3.7 
 2. Krayem, Eagles3.0 
 3. Inan, Eagles2.5 
 4. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.3 
 5. Hellgren, Jamtland2.3 
 6. Person, LF Basket2.0 
 7. Carlsson, Boras2.0 
 8. Wazzi, Nassjo2.0 
 9. Santee, Eco Orebro2.0 
 10. Bizaca, Sodertalje1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.0 
 2. Palm, Boras1.7 
 3. Hughes, Norrkoping1.5 
 4. Cvilak, 081.3 
 5. Person, LF Basket1.0 
 6. Nilsson, Sundsvall1.0 
 7. Augustus, 081.0 
 8. Carter, Uppsala1.0 
 9. Taylor, Eagles1.0 
 10. McKnight, Boras1.0 


Johan Westerlund gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan - by Eurobasket News

Johan Westerlund (191-G/F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Taby and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Basketettan Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 28-year old swingman had a double-double of 16 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team crushed Akropol (#4, 2-1) with 18-point margin 86-68. Taby is placed at 2nd position in Swedish Basketettan. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Taby already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Westerlund turned to be Taby's top player in his first season with the team. Westerlund has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.3rpg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 74.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old forward Markus Lenngren (196-F-83) of Hogsbo. Lenngren impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Hogsbo lost that game 87-95 to Malbas (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Lenngren is a newcomer at Hogsbo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.7ppg (#1). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Adnan Karovic (187-G-88) of second-ranked Eos. Karovic got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He was a key player of Eos, leading his team to a 86-71 easy win against #4 ranked Brahe Basket in a game of the week. Eos started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in South. Karovic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Karovic has a great season in Sweden. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.7ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Egal Saleman (199-F-88) of Umea - 20 points and 7 rebounds
5. Nerijus Strazdauskas (198-F-84) of Hoganas - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Kevin Ukhagbe (200-F-85) of Brahe Basket - 16 points and 16 rebounds
7. Adam Andersson (188-G-91) of Boras II - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Nerijus Strazdauskas (198-F-84) of Hoganas - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. David Hult (204-C-89) of Eos - 20 points and 12 rebounds
10. William Gutenius (205-F/C-92) of Orongo - 17 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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Standings - TB2L

TB2L Standings
 1. Maliye Milli 2-0 
 2. Balikesir 1-0 
 3. Darussafaka 1-0 
 4. Gelisim 1-0 
 5. Pertevniyal 1-0 
 6. Pi Koleji 1-0 
 7. Selcuk Univ. 1-0 
 8. Usak 1-0 
 9. Vestel 1-0 
 10. Akhisar Bld 0-1 
 11. Bandirma Kir. 0-1 
 12. Baskent Genclik 0-1 
 13. Istanbul B.B. 0-1 
 14. Istanbulspor 0-1 
 15. Izmir BSB 0-1 
 16. Trabzonspor 0-1 
 17. Yesilgiresun 0-1 
 18. Final Genclik 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Final Genclik - Maliye Milli 73-77
Oct. 13: Pertevniyal - Pi Koleji
Oct. 13: Izmir BSB - Balikesir
Oct. 13: Baskent Genclik - Istanbul B.B.
Oct. 13: Trabzonspor - Selcuk Univ.
Oct. 13: Akhisar Bld - Usak
Oct. 13: Yesilgiresun - Istanbulspor
Oct. 14: Bandirma Kir. - Gelisim
Oct. 14: Darussafaka - Vestel


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zach GRAHAM
  Maliye Milli
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Graham, Maliye Mil.13.5 
 2. Gucyetmez, Final G.13.0 
 3. Moses, Final Gencl.12.0 
 4. Ilter, Final Gencl.11.5 
 5. Yapar, Maliye Milli11.0 
 6. Williams, Maliye M.11.0 
 7. Sahin, Final Gencl.10.0 
 8. Durmus, Maliye Mil.9.5 
 9. Okay, Maliye Milli9.0 
 10. Ozturk, Maliye Mi.8.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marshall MOSES
  Final Genclik
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Moses, Final Gencl.10.0 
 2. Yapar, Maliye Milli6.5 
 3. Sahin, Final Gencl.6.5 
 4. Durmus, Maliye Mil.6.0 
 5. Ozturk, Maliye Mil.5.0 
 6. Aksoy, Final Gencl.4.0 
 7. Williams, Maliye M.3.5 
 8. Graham, Maliye Mil.3.5 
 9. Sungur, Final Genc.3.5 
 10. Ilter, Final Genc.3.5 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WILLIAMS
  Maliye M.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Williams, Maliye M.6.0 
 2. Sinanoglu, Final G.4.0 
 3. Ilter, Final Gencl.3.0 
 4. Gucyetmez, Final G.3.0 
 5. Graham, Maliye Mil.1.5 
 6. Sahin, Maliye Milli1.5 
 7. Moses, Final Gencl.1.5 
 8. Esen, Final Genclik1.5 
 9. Karabey, Final G.1.0 
 10. Gursu, Maliye Mil.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zach GRAHAM
  Maliye Milli
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Graham, Maliye Mil.2.5 
 2. Gucyetmez, Final G.2.0 
 3. Williams, Maliye M.1.5 
 4. Durmus, Maliye Mil.1.0 
 5. Gursu, Maliye Milli0.5 
 6. Kaya, Maliye Milli0.5 
 7. Moses, Final Gencl.0.5 
 8. Esen, Final Genclik0.0 
 9. Sahin, Maliye Milli0.0 
 10. Sahin, Final Genc.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Umut DURMUS
  Maliye Milli
  (206-C-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Durmus, Maliye Mil.1.0 
 2. Sahin, Final Gencl.1.0 
 3. Yapar, Maliye Milli0.5 
 4. Ozturk, Maliye Mil.0.5 
 5. Gursu, Maliye Milli0.0 
 6. Esen, Final Genclik0.0 
 7. Okay, Maliye Milli0.0 
 8. Erlim, Maliye Milli0.0 
 9. Kaya, Maliye Milli0.0 
 10. Aksoy, Final Genc.0.0 


EuroLeague: Emporio Armani open regular season with home win - by Andrey Marchuk

EA7 Emporio Armani - Anadolu Efes 80:75

Emporio Armani recorded the first win in Euroleague regular season. The Italian team held off Anadolu Efes at the Mediolanum Forum tonight. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Emporio Armani set the tone early in the encounter. The hosts grabbed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Emporio Armani maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They posted a 40:34 halftime advantage. The Italian team boosted the margin in the third quarter. Emporio Armani ensured a 64:50 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Anadolu Efes were not done just yet. The Turkish team exploded with 25 points but stopped just few steps away from victory. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) produced 16 points, while Malik Hairston (198-G/F-87, college: Oregon) added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) answered with 19 points for Anadolu Efes. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.


EA7 Emporio Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 23, Keith Langford 16, Malik Hairston 10
Anadolu Efes: Jordan Farmar 19, Dusko Savanovic 12



EuroLeague: Besiktas JK Istanbul silence Partizan mt:s Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas JK Istanbul- Partizan mt:s Belgrade 81:65

Besiktas JK Istanbul silence Partizan mt:s Belgrade for the initial victory in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:65 win in their opener.
Besiktas JK Istanbul started with 19-14 and looked better in the first half. The hosts added 20-16 in the second frame and had 39:30 halftime advantage. Partizan mt:s Belgrade made everything they could to stay tough in the second half against the Turkish representative. The Serbian side won the third period 23-22 but failed in the last quarter. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) brought 77:61, while Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) scored for 79:61. Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) drove a lay-up for 79:63, whilst Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) DRAGAN reduced to 81:65.
Patrick Christopher top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) nailed 15. Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) brought 8, while Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) posted 7. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) finished the game with 18 points in the losing effort, while TERMANN LEO added 12. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) and Dragan Milosavljevic ended up with 9 points each in defeat.

Besiktas JK Istanbul: Patrick Christopher 25, Curtis Jerrells 15, Serhat Cetin 8, Cevher Ozer 7
Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Vladimir Lucic 18, TERMANN LEO 12, Drew Gordon 9, Dragan Milosavljevic 9



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Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 12: Budivelnyk - Hoverla 92-84
Oct. 12: BC Odessa - Ferro-ZNTU 84-94
Oct. 12: Khimik - Kryvbasbasket 79-71
Oct. 12: BC Kyiv - Halychyna 76-79
Oct. 12: Mykolaiv - Cherkasy 76-70
Oct. 12: DniproAzot - Azovmash 63-83
Oct. 12: Dnipro - BC Donetsk 50-67

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 14: Khimik - Ferro-ZNTU
Oct. 14: Budivelnyk - Halychyna
Oct. 14: BC Kyiv - Hoverla
Oct. 14: BC Odessa - Kryvbasbasket


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Fe.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Chappell, Fe.21.5 
 2. Mitchell, Halychyna19.5 
 3. Thomas, Cherkasy19.5 
 4. Florence, Kryvbasb.19.3 
 5. Goods, BC Kyiv18.5 
 6. Delaney, Budivelnyk18.5 
 7. Culpepper, Fe.17.8 
 8. Dykes, Hoverla17.5 
 9. Love, BC Odessa17.2 
 10. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darius SONGAILA
  BC Do.
  (204-C/F-78)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Songaila, BC Do.7.8 
 2. Ljubicic, Cherkasy7.5 
 3. Moore, Fe.7.3 
 4. Pearson, Hoverla7.0 
 5. Lesic, Khimik7.0 
 6. Chappell, Fe.6.8 
 7. Dragicevic, Azovm.6.8 
 8. Muldrow, Dnipr.6.6 
 9. Goodridge, Khimik6.6 
 10. Mitchell, Mykolaiv6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  Hoverla
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Lawrence, Hoverla7.5 
 2. Culpepper, Fe.6.5 
 3. Florence, Kryvbasb.5.3 
 4. Greer, Azovmash5.3 
 5. Mitchell, Halychyna5.0 
 6. Low, Dnipro4.8 
 7. Robinson, BC Kyiv4.3 
 8. Gordic, Azovmash4.2 
 9. Vasiljevic, Halych.4.0 
 10. Mayo, Mykolaiv4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dwayne MITCHELL
  Mykolaiv
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mitchell, Mykolaiv2.5 
 2. Chappell, Fe.2.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Budiv.2.5 
 4. Lawrence, Hoverla2.0 
 5. Zimmerman, Dnipr.2.0 
 6. Davis, DniproAzot2.0 
 7. Ikovlev, Cherkasy1.8 
 8. Kickert, Dnipro1.8 
 9. Songaila, BC Do.1.8 
 10. Gliebov, BC Done.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Dnipr.
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Muldrow, Dnipr.2.4 
 2. Goodridge, Khimik2.0 
 3. Kozlov, Mykolaiv1.8 
 4. Balashov, BC Odes.1.8 
 5. Hunter, Cherkasy1.5 
 6. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.3 
 7. Kickert, Dnipro1.3 
 8. Bobrov, BC Kyiv1.3 
 9. Pustovyi, Khimik1.0 
 10. Ikovlev, Cherkasy1.0 


Standings - Higher League

Higher League Standings
 1. Avantazh-Pol. 0-0 
 2. BK Kremen 0-0 
 3. Khartsyzsk 0-0 
 4. Kirovograd 0-0 
 5. Koksokh-Stal 0-0 
 6. Musson 0-0 
 7. Pulsar 0-0 
 8. Ternopil 0-0 
 9. Tornado 0-0 
 10. VolinBasket 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 13: Avantazh-Pol. - Ternopil
Oct. 14: Avantazh-Pol. - Ternopil


Superleague Round 8: Mykolaiv records their first victory - by Eurobasket News

Mykolaiv has finally registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Cherkasy (1-3) 76-70 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Mykolaiv made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Strangely Cherkasy outrebounded Mykolaiv 43-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Cherkasy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the other American import guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who added 15 points during the contest. Mykolaiv's coach Agris Galvanovskis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Mykolaiv left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Kryvbasbasket and Cherkasy. It was Cherkasy's third loss in a row. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Superleague top team - Azovmash (5-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked DniproAzot (1-4) in Dniprodzerzhynsk 83-63. The winners were led by American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) who scored that evening 15 points and 7 assists and Kyryl Natyazhko supported him with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Even 7 points and 11 rebounds by power forward Aleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) did not help to save the game for DniproAzot. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Azovmash have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-1 record. DniproAzot lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with BC Odessa. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked BC Kyiv (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Halychyna (3-1) 79-76 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Michael Lee who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Goods produced 21 points for the hosts. Halychyna have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. BC Kyiv at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Halychyna will meet league's second-placed Budivelnyk in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Kyiv will play against Hoverla (#7) in Frankivsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Kryvbasbasket lost to Khimik on the opponent's court 71-79. BC Odessa lost to undefeated Ferro-ZNTU in a home game 84-94. Hoverla lost to undefeated Budivelnyk on the road 84-92. Dnipro lost to defending champion BC Donetsk on its own court 50-67.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 8 rebounds by Justin Love of BC Odessa.


Mykolaiv - Cherkasy 76-70

Mykolaiv has finally registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Cherkasy (1-3) 76-70 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Mykolaiv made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Strangely Cherkasy outrebounded Mykolaiv 43-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Cherkasy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the other American import guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who added 15 points during the contest. Four Mykolaiv players scored in double figures. Mykolaiv's coach Agris Galvanovskis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Ljubicic (195-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Mykolaiv left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Kryvbasbasket and Cherkasy. It was Cherkasy's third loss in a row. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cherkasy: C.Thomas 22+5reb, D.Ikovlev 11+8reb+2ast, M.Ljubicic 10+8reb+5ast, M.Ivshyn 8+2reb, I.Koljevic 6+9reb+1ast, V.Hunter 6+9reb
Mykolaiv: D.Mitchell 19+9reb+2ast, J.Mayo 15+2reb+3ast, I.Chumakov 11+3reb, D.Kozlov 10+5reb, A.Horbatiuk 9+1reb+1ast, P.Revzin 5+2reb
gschID: 196960


DniproAzot - Azovmash 63-83

Superleague top team - Azovmash (5-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked DniproAzot (1-4) in Dniprodzerzhynsk 83-63. The game was mostly controlled by Azovmash. DniproAzot was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Azovmash players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The winners were led by American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) who scored that evening 15 points and 7 assists and international forward Kyryl Natyazhko (207-90, college: Arizona, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Azovmash players scored in double figures. Even 7 points and 11 rebounds by power forward Aleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) did not help to save the game for DniproAzot. American guard Ronald Davis (190-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Azovmash have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-1 record. DniproAzot lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with BC Odessa. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
DniproAzot: R.Davis 12+5reb, S.Muldrow 10+5reb, E.Devendorf 10+1reb+1ast, D.Zimmerman 8+3reb+5ast, A.Wiggins 8+4reb+2ast, A.Tishchenko 7+11reb+2ast
Azovmash: L.Greer 15+4reb+7ast, K.Natyazhko 13+9reb+1ast, I.Paunic 12+4reb+1ast, N.Gordic 11+2reb+4ast, T.Dragicevic 9+5reb+3ast, O.Pecherov 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 196962


Khimik - Kryvbasbasket 79-71

Very expected game in Yuzhny where 9th ranked Kryvbasbasket (1-3) was defeated by fourth ranked Khimik (4-1) 79-71 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-71. Khimik made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin-Bosnian swingman Suad Sehovic (196-87) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian power forward Sava Lesic (205-88) chipped in 9 points and 13 rebounds. Serbian center Zoran Krstanovic (204-82, agency: TSS Management) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and American guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) added 16 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Khimik maintains fourth position with 4-1 record, which they share with BC Donetsk. Kryvbasbasket at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Mykolaiv and Cherkasy. Khimik will meet at home higher ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kryvbasbasket will play against BC Odessa (#11).
Top scorers:
Kryvbasbasket: Z.Krstanovic 21+6reb, J.Florence 16+3reb+5ast, P.Caldwell 9+5reb+5ast, V.Konev 8+5reb+1ast, V.Malchevskiy 6+2reb, W.Frazier 3+2reb
Khimik: S.Sehovic 21+7reb+1ast, D.Joseph 15+1reb+4ast, V.Kovalenko 10+3reb+1ast, A.Pustovyi 9+3reb, S.Lesic 9+13reb+1ast, V.Goodridge 8+2reb
gschID: 196959


BC Odessa - Ferro-ZNTU 84-94

Very predictable result when top-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (4-0) defeated on the road 10th ranked BC Odessa (1-4) 94-84 on Friday. BC Odessa was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Jeremy Chappell (191-87, college: Robert Morris) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Cameron Moore (208-90, college: UAB) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American guard Justin Love (189-78, college: St.Louis) produced 25 points and 8 rebounds and the former international Andriy Agafonov (208-86, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Odessa's coach Oleg Yushkin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferro-ZNTU have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Budivelnyk. BC Odessa at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. They share it with DniproAzot. Ferro-ZNTU will meet Khimik (#4) in the next round. BC Odessa will play against Kryvbasbasket (#10) in Krivoy Rog and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Odessa: J.Love 25+8reb+3ast, A.Agafonov 16+6reb+5ast, A.Kalnichenko 11+4reb+1ast, R.Kryvych 11+1ast, H.Laroche 6+2reb+5ast, D.Noskov 5+3reb
Ferro-ZNTU: J.Chappell 27+6reb+1ast, R.Guinn 18+6reb+1ast, R.Culpepper 17+7ast, C.Moore 17+9reb, A.Butskyy 7+2reb+3ast, A.Rybalko 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 196958


BC Kyiv - Halychyna 76-79

Bottom-ranked BC Kyiv (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Halychyna (3-1) 79-76 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 25-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Halychyna made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Halychyna outrebounded BC Kyiv 42-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Michael Lee (207-86) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford) produced 21 points and international Ruslan Otverchenko (192-90) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Halychyna have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. BC Kyiv at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Halychyna will meet league's second-placed Budivelnyk in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Kyiv will play against Hoverla (#7) in Frankivsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BC Kyiv: A.Goods 21+4reb+1ast, J.Robinson 12+1reb+4ast, V.Podolian 11+3reb+3ast, R.Otverchenko 10+5reb+2ast, J.Primm 8+1reb+2ast, I.Poliezhaiev 6+2ast
Halychyna: M.Lee 28+11reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 17+7reb+5ast, V.Vukosavljevic 16+10reb, S.Vasiljevic 12+1reb+4ast, G.Ikonic 4+6reb, L.Stefanishin 2+2reb
gschID: 196957


Budivelnyk - Hoverla 92-84

Not a big story in a game in Kyiv where 6th ranked Hoverla (2-2) was defeated by top-ranked Budivelnyk (4-0) 92-84 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-84. Budivelnyk made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Lithuanian center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. The former international Artur Drozdov (200-80) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Budivelnyk's coach Ainars Bagatskis used entire bench saving starting five for next games. American Kyndall Dykes (190-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Edge Sports) produced 21 points and his fellow American import guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's, agency: Two Points) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Budivelnyk have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 4-0 record behind leader Azovmash, which they share with Ferro-ZNTU. Loser Hoverla dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Budivelnyk will meet at home Halychyna (#6) in the next round. Hoverla will play against BC Kyiv and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hoverla: K.Dykes 21+4reb+3ast, R.Pearson 17+7reb, P.Sparks 14+2reb+2ast, T.Peterson 13+4reb+1ast, E.Lawrence 8+9reb+9ast, Y.Lemyk 6+5reb+1ast
Budivelnyk: L.Lyons 21+4reb, M.Anisimovas 13+10reb+3ast, A.Drozdov 13+7reb+6ast, D.Salenga 11+1ast, M.Witt 11+3reb+5ast, M.Delaney 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 196956


Dnipro - BC Donetsk 50-67

Everything went according to plan in Dnepropetrovsk where fifth ranked BC Donetsk (4-1) beat 12th ranked Dnipro (1-5) 67-50 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 40-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BC Donetsk outrebounded Dnipro 42-25 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) who scored 18 points. Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Derrick Low (188-86, college: Washington St.) produced 13 points and 5 assists and Lithuanian forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) added 8 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Donetsk have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Khimik. Dnipro lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: D.Low 13+4reb+5ast, V.Vasylius 8+4reb+1ast, O.Misyats 6+1ast, K.Glazyrin 5+1reb, O.Shchepkin 5+2reb, D.Kickert 4+2reb
BC Donetsk: R.Curry 18+4reb+2ast, D.Songaila 12+8reb, I.Radenovic 9+8reb+2ast, A.Malysh 9+1reb+1ast, V.Stojanovski 5+1reb+2ast, K.Ivanov 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 196961



Mykolaiv lands Aleksey Adediran, ex Valga - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv (Superleague) tabbed 30-year old Russian-Nigerian center Aleksey Adediran (204-110kg-82, college: Binghamton). Adediran moved there from Valga Korvpallikool in Estonian KML league, where he played just three games this season. The last season he played for Dynamo Kursk (Higher League). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year.
He is a very experienced player. Adediran has played also professionally in Russia (Novosybirsk, Severstal and Kamit-Universitet Tver), Dominican Republic (La Cancha), ABA (Georgia Gwizzlies), WBA East Division (Knoxville Noise) and NABL (Snohomish County Explosion).
He attended Binghamton University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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BBL : The Friday Preview - by Paul Nilsen

This weekend will see the completion of the first round of the BBL Cup.

With London Lions having already booked their spot alongside Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders, Newcastle Eagles, Worcester Wolves and UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders who received first round byes, six clubs will battle it out for the last three remaining quarter-final spots.

Mersey Tigers face Surrey Heat at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park but won't exactly be favourites to progress after having been soundly beaten by the Heat in their first game of the season.

They have at least drafted in some reinforcements, so perhaps the result is not as predictable as it looks on paper and after all, the Cup just loves to shock and spring occasional surprises.

Another team struggling to find a way to win this season is One Health Sharks Sheffield who of course won the competition a couple of seasons ago and they host Cheshire Jets with head coach Atiba Lyons (pictured) looking for his players improve on some critical fundamentals.

"The Jets will be a tough team for us," admitted Lyons.

"We have struggled so far this season taking care of the ball and rebounding so that is our focus this game.

"We need the mind-set to limit easy transition points and turnovers for scores."

Glasgow Rocks meanwhile step out at the Emirates Arena for a second time but searching for not only a place in the last eight of the BBL Cup, but also a first success at their new home having crashed to the Eagles last Sunday after a horrific final ten minutes.

They face a Manchester Giants team who started the season in buoyant fashion before the honeymoon came to a shuddering halt and was replaced by a worrying three game losing streak which Jeff Jones and his team will do well to end when they cross the border.

In another packed weekend of non-stop action, it's not just the BBL Cup which sees court time since there are also a number of intriguing BBL Championship fixtures too - including the north-east derby.

Newcastle Eagles are flying high as expected after a flawless start to the new campaign and they host a Durham Wildcats team at Sport Central tonight who can't, and surely won't, be taken for granted by the high fliers.

Especially since Dave Elderkin and his players have already chalked up a win at Worcester Wolves and then came within a whisker of a subsequent road victory when they were only just edged out by London Lions.

Coach Elderkin has pin-pointed Charles Smith as the main danger although also gave an insight into just how hard it will be to shackle the free-scoring Eagles' forward.

"They used to say Larry Bird only needed half an inch to get a shot off and Charles is not quite there, but it's probably no more than an inch," smiled Elderkin.

"He just uses his body really well to create his own shot out of nothing.

Also riding high along with the Eagles are unbeaten Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders who host London Lions whilst Surrey Heat who has only one loss to their name so far will go up against One Health Sharks Sheffield on their home floor, having already picked up a comprehensive road victory against the Yorkshire club.

Finally, Worcester Wolves probably didn't expect themselves to be sat with a 1-3 record after four games but they can go a long way to improving their situation this weekend since they have two league games where they will be targeting maximum points.

They host Mersey Tigers tomorrow night and then make the trip to Northgate Arena on Sunday to match-up with Cheshire Jets.

Enjoy the games!



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Standings - LUB

LUB Standings
 1. Malvin 8-0 
 2. Hebraica 5-2 
 3. Aguada 5-2 
 4. Bigua 4-2 
 5. Welcome 4-4 
 6. Defensor 4-4 
 7. Un.Atletica 3-2 
 8. Sayago 3-2 
 9. Trouville 3-4 
 10. Nacional 3-4 
 11. Tabare 3-4 
 12. Montevideo 3-5 
 13. Larre Borges 2-4 
 14. Olimpia 1-3 
 15. Bohemios 1-5 
 16. Cordon 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Capital

Oct. 11: Montevideo - Tabare 95-101
Oct. 11: Cordon - Malvin 82-88
Oct. 11: Welcome - Defensor 70-64
Oct. 11: Larre Borges - Bohemios 69-100
Oct. 13: Nacional - Un.Atletica
Oct. 13: Aguada - Trouville
Oct. 13: Sayago - Hebraica
Oct. 13: Olimpia - Bigua

Litoral

Oct. 13: Universitario S. - Wanderers
Oct. 13: Nacional FB - Juventus Salto

South

Oct. 13: Lavalleja - Albion


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Keenan, Trouville31.6 
 2. Baxley, Defensor27.9 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.23.6 
 4. Ambres, Nacional22.1 
 5. Jeffries, Bigua22.0 
 6. Johnson, Bigua20.7 
 7. Taboada, Un.Atlet.20.4 
 8. Huggins, Bohemios20.2 
 9. Alvarez, Sayago19.8 
 10. Chambers, Monte.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Martin, Nacional19.0 
 2. Faber, Welcome14.6 
 3. Shellman, Sayago13.2 
 4. Passos, Hebraica12.6 
 5. Myles, Malvin10.3 
 6. Blankson, Un.Atlet.9.8 
 7. Johnson, Bigua9.5 
 8. Keenan, Trouville9.4 
 9. Hayes, Aguada9.1 
 10. Craig, Bohemios8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Federico BAVOSI
  Un.Atletica
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Bavosi, Un.Atletica8.4 
 2. Fitipaldo, Malvin8.0 
 3. Cortizas, Welcome6.6 
 4. Barrera, Hebraica6.3 
 5. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.6 
 6. Gonzalez, Aguada5.3 
 7. De Gouveia, Tabare5.3 
 8. Jeffries, Bigua5.3 
 9. Tornaria, Trouville5.3 
 10. Aguiar, Hebraica5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barrera, Hebraica2.6 
 2. Jennings, Cordon2.4 
 3. Roselli, Larre Bor.2.3 
 4. Trelles, Bohemios2.2 
 5. Jeffries, Bigua2.2 
 6. Chambers, Monte.2.1 
 7. Aguilera, Trouville2.0 
 8. Keenan, Trouville2.0 
 9. Garcia, Cordon1.9 
 10. Shellman, Sayago1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Un.Atletica
  (204-C-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Rogers, Un.Atletica3.4 
 2. Kanis, Trouville2.1 
 3. Faber, Welcome2.1 
 4. Wilkerson, Tabare1.7 
 5. January, Larre B.1.5 
 6. Johnson, Bigua1.5 
 7. Passos, Hebraica1.4 
 8. Shellman, Sayago1.2 
 9. Charquero, Nacional1.1 
 10. Bravo, Defensor1.1 


Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League:
Bohemios 100 - Chas McFarland (213-C-86, college: Wake Forest) 15 rebounds 6 blocks, 5 asists, Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan) 26 points 4 rebounds 5 assists
Larre Borges 69 - Roberto Amaro (197-F-69) 20 points, Gerald January (201-C-88, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Montevallo) 2 points
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Malvin 88 - Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) 26 points, Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) 16 points 15 rebounds, Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) 12 points 5 rebounds
Cordon 82 - Mike Davis (211-F/C-86, college: Seton Hall) 24 points 14 rebounds 5 blocks, Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, college: Gardner-Webb) 16 points 5 rebounds, 8 assists
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Welcome 70 - Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 19 points 16 rebounds, Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 10 points 4 rebounds
Defensor Sporting 64 - Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) 23 points 4 rebounds, Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) 4 points 5 rebounds
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Tabare 101 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 20 points, 9 rebounds 5 assists 3 blocks, Edward Cage (203-F-78, college: Bradley) 15 points 6 rebounds
Montevideo 95 - Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 29 points 10 rebounds, Reggie Chambers (175-G, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) 25 points 7 assists,
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Aguada 75 - Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) 25 points 6 rebounds 6 assists, Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) 14 points, Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy) 9 points 5 rebounds
Union Atletica 72 - Jon Rogers (204-C-84, college: Valdosta St.) 15 points 15 rebounds, Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) 11 points 7 rebounds, Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) 6 points 6 rebounds




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Women News

Standings - WNBL

WNBL Standings
 1. Bendigo S. 3-0 
 2. Townsville F. 2-0 
 3. Dandenong R. 1-0 
 4. Canberra C. 1-1 
 5. West Coast 1-1 
 6. Adelaide 0-1 
 7. Logan T. 0-1 
 8. Bulleen B. 0-2 
 9. Sydney UF 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: West Coast - Sydney UF 78-70
Oct. 12: Townsville F. - Canberra C. 78-66
Oct. 12: Bulleen B. - Bendigo S. 69-70
Oct. 13: Dandenong R. - Bendigo S.
Oct. 13: Adelaide - Sydney UF
Oct. 13: Logan T. - Canberra C.


Stats Leaders - WNBL

Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendi.
  (166-PG-75)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Harrower, Bendi.20.7 
 2. Richards, Bendi.18.3 
 3. Jarry, Bulleen B.18.0 
 4. Bibby, Canberra C.17.0 
 5. Kunek, Bulleen B.16.5 
 6. Thompson, Townsvil.16.0 
 7. Wilson, Bendigo S.13.0 
 8. Cocks, Townsville12.5 
 9. Standish, Townsvil.11.0 
 10. Norwood, Canberra.10.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gabrielle RICHARDS
  Bendi.
  (191-C-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Richards, Bendi.10.7 
 2. Ardossi, Canberra.9.5 
 3. Jarry, Bulleen B.7.5 
 4. Dowdell, Townsvil.7.0 
 5. Thompson, Townsvil.7.0 
 6. Kunek, Bulleen B.6.5 
 7. Cosier, Canberra C.6.0 
 8. Madgen, Bulleen B.6.0 
 9. Foley, Townsville6.0 
 10. Wilson, Bendigo S.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendi.
  (166-PG-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Harrower, Bendi.7.3 
 2. Madgen, Bulleen B.7.0 
 3. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.0 
 4. Hunt, Canberra C.3.0 
 5. Jarry, Bulleen B.3.0 
 6. Bibby, Canberra C.3.0 
 7. Wilson, Bendigo S.2.7 
 8. Dombkins, Canberra.2.5 
 9. Perera, Bendigo S.2.0 
 10. Standish, Townsvi.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rachel JARRY
  Bulleen B.
  (185-SF-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jarry, Bulleen B.2.0 
 2. Norwood, Canberra.2.0 
 3. Cosier, Canberra C.2.0 
 4. Wilson, Bendigo S.1.7 
 5. Romeo, Townsville1.5 
 6. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.5 
 7. Allen, Bulleen B.1.5 
 8. Standish, Townsvil.1.5 
 9. Harrower, Bendi.1.3 
 10. Ardossi, Canberra.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Carly WILSON
  Canberra.
  (181-G-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Wilson, Canberra.1.5 
 2. Jarry, Bulleen B.1.5 
 3. Aubry, Bendigo S.1.3 
 4. Newley, Townsville1.0 
 5. Randall, Bulleen B.1.0 
 6. Allen, Bulleen B.1.0 
 7. Collins, Bulleen B.1.0 
 8. Richards, Bendi.0.7 
 9. Cosier, Canberra C.0.5 
 10. Norwood, Canberra.0.5 



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  BELARUS   

Standings - Women

Premier League Standings
 1. Berezina 0-0 
 2. BrGU 0-0 
 3. Gorizont 0-0 
 4. Olimpia 0-0 
 5. Sozh Gomel 0-0 
 6. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 7. Victoria 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 17: Sozh Gomel - Gorizont
Oct. 17: BrGU - Berezina
Oct. 17: Victoria - Olimpia



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Nadezhda Orenburg beat USK Praha in Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

USK Praha - Nadezhda Orenburg 72:77

Nadezhda Orenburg beat USK Praha in Ekaterinburg at the International Tournament. The Russian team won 77:72 and will face UMMC in the Final.
Nadezhda Orenburg won the first period 16-11 and added 18-15 in the second frame. USK Praha however dominated the second half and posted two narrow wins. It was not enough to win the game.
Elena Danilochkina (183-SG-86) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Alexandra Tarasova (194-C-91) nailed 15. Tamane poured in 14, while Natalia Zhedik (182-SF-88) had 11. Ilona Burgrova (194-C-84, college: S.Carolina) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort, while DeForge scored 15. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 13, while Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) and Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) finished the game with 7.
In another game UMMC open the home tournament with the win in front of 4000 fans. The Russian Champion overcame UNI Gyor 78:55.

ZVVZ USK: Ilona Burgrova 16, DeForge 15, Jelena Skerovic 13, Katerina Elhotova 7, Jelena Dubljevic 7
Orenburg: Elena Danilochkina 16, Alexandra Tarasova 15, Tamane 14, Natalia Zhedik 11



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  FRANCE   

Standings - LFB

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Villeneuve - Lattes Montp. 59-72
Oct. 13: Charleville - Landes
Oct. 13: Nantes - Lyon
Oct. 13: Toulouse - Union Hainaut
Oct. 13: Tarbes - Perpignan
Oct. 13: Arras - Mondeville
Oct. 13: Aix-en-Provence - Bourges


LFB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Emilija PODRUG
  Lyon
  (190-C-79)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Podrug, Lyon19.3 
 2. Robert, Lattes M.15.8 
 3. Bishop, Perpignan15.0 
 4. Dumerc, Bourges14.3 
 5. Diawara, Charlevil.14.0 
 6. Skrela, Lattes M.14.0 
 7. Tolo, Aix-en-P.14.0 
 8. Amant, Nantes13.7 
 9. Sanni, Villeneuve13.5 
 10. Dieme, Villeneuve13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stephany SKRBA
  Bourges
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Skrba, Bourges13.0 
 2. Francis, Aix-en.10.0 
 3. Sacko, Lattes M.8.8 
 4. Humphrey, Landes8.7 
 5. Dabo, Arras8.7 
 6. Thorburn, Aix-en.8.3 
 7. Sanni, Villeneuve8.3 
 8. Murphy, Union H.8.0 
 9. Robert, Lattes M.8.0 
 10. Sy-Diop, Lyon7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Shona THORBURN
  Aix-en.
  (178-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Thorburn, Aix-en.5.0 
 2. Dieme, Villeneuve4.3 
 3. Dumerc, Bourges4.3 
 4. Plagnard, Lyon4.0 
 5. Lawson-Wade, Latt.3.8 
 6. Gruszczynski, Aix-.3.7 
 7. Podrug, Lyon3.7 
 8. Baer, Lyon3.7 
 9. Ciglar, Perpignan3.7 
 10. Bremont, Lattes3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Johanne GOMIS
  Arras
  (179-SG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gomis, Arras3.0 
 2. NSoki, Toulouse2.7 
 3. Houts, Union H.2.7 
 4. Robert, Lattes M.2.5 
 5. Michel, Nantes2.3 
 6. Bremont, Lattes M.2.3 
 7. Podrug, Lyon2.0 
 8. Tchatchouang, Perp.2.0 
 9. Dieme, Villeneuve1.8 
 10. Cata-Chitiga, Lat.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cayla FRANCIS
  Aix-en.
  (192-C-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Francis, Aix-en.2.3 
 2. Ndongue, Bourges2.3 
 3. Tolo, Aix-en-P.2.0 
 4. Perostiyska, Union1.7 
 5. Sy-Diop, Lyon1.3 
 6. Gay, Toulouse1.3 
 7. Page, Lyon1.3 
 8. Ciak, Perpignan1.0 
 9. Mircheva, Nantes1.0 
 10. Digbeu, Villeneuve1.0 


Bernadett Nemeth joins Lyon, ex UNIQA Eurol. - by Eurobasket News

Union Lyon Basket Feminin (LFB) agreed terms with 32-year old Hungarian ex-international guard Bernadett Nemeth (173-80). Nemeth played last season at UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron in Hungarian A Division. In 3 Euroleague games last year she had just 1.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. She also played 7 games in A Division where she recorded only 2.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg. Nemeth helped them to win the cup and make to league final. She also played at Good Angels in Slovakian league earlier that season. In 9 Euroleague games she recorded only 2.9ppg and 2.6apg. Nemeth also played 9 games in Slovakian Extraliga where she recorded 3.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg. She was a member of Hungarian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009.
Nemeth has played also professionally in .

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lovewomensbball)



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Interesting Game day in 1. DBBL - by Juliane Hoehne

This weekend is the third Game day in the 1st DBBL, which offers some interesting and promising games.

Newcomer DJK Don Bosco Bamberg will host Eisvogel USC Freiburg for their first home game this season. DJK Don Bosco Bamberg has lost both of their first games, but this will be even bigger motivation to get their first win in front of the home crowd. Eisvogel USC Freiburg on the other hand, has won one out of the first two games, but both games were close, so that we can hope for another close one in DJK Don Bosco Bamberg.

The 2nd newcomer in 1st DBBL, Herner TC, is in the same situation as DJK Don Bosco Bamberg two losses out of two games against strong opponents and now finally their first home game. Opponent will be the Rhein Main Baskets, who also have lost both of their first games, but are looking forward for their first win just as Herner TC.

The BG '89 Avides Hurricanes Rotenburg are hosting the TSV 1880 Wasserburg, who has won clearly both of their games, and are the favorites not only in this game, but also in the German Championship. However Rotenburg just came off an impressive win in the last game against the current German Champion BC Wildcats Wolfenbuettel, and is looking forward to carry on this moment also against TSV 1880 Wasserburg.

BC Wildcats Wolfenbuettel will travel to Heli Girls Noerdlingen Donau-Ries this weekend to make up for their loss at home and bring two points home. However, Heli Girls Noerdlingen Donau-Ries will do everything to prevent this and stay at the top of the table by staying undefeated.

Another exciting match-up will be evo New Basket Oberhausen hosting SV Halle Lions. Both teams have won one out of two games. evo New Basket Oberhausen is known for its aggressive defense and home court strength. However, the hosts are weakened due to sickness and injuries, which could be an advantage for SV Halle Lions.

Last but not least, BC Pharmaserv Marburg will travel to GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck. The hosts won both of their first games, and hoping for another win especially in their first home game. BC Pharmaserv Marburg has shown a few problems adjusting in the first two games, but is known for their hard and aggressive play the past years, which brought them always to the top of the table.



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Standings - Women

A Division Standings
 1. UNI Gyor 3-0 
 2. UNIQA Eurol. 3-0 
 3. ZTE NKK 2-0 
 4. DKSK 2-1 
 5. PEAC-PECS 1-2 
 6. Cegledi EKK 1-2 
 7. Atomeromu 1-2 
 8. BSE-FCSM 1-2 
 9. Bacsbasket 0-2 
 10. MBK Eurl.Vasas 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 10: ZTE NKK - DKSK 76-67
Oct. 10: Cegledi EKK - BSE-FCSM 71-61
Oct. 9: UNI Gyor - PEAC-PECS 66-48
Oct. 9: MBK Eurl.Vasas - Atomeromu 65-73
Oct. 11: Bacsbasket - UNIQA Eurol. 48-58

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: PEAC-PECS - MBK Eurl.Vasas
Oct. 13: Cegledi EKK - UNIQA Eurol.
Oct. 13: BSE-FCSM - DKSK
Oct. 13: Atomeromu - ZTE NKK


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brittainey RAVEN
  DKSK
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Raven, DKSK24.3 
 2. Balint, Atomeromu22.0 
 3. Vida, ZTE N.19.0 
 4. Mrozinska, Cegledi18.7 
 5. Orban, Cegledi EKK18.3 
 6. Szalay, ZTE N.18.0 
 7. Milovanovic, UNIQA17.5 
 8. Rasheed, UNI Gyor16.0 
 9. Lakloth, UNI Gyor13.3 
 10. Furtos, DKSK13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Judit SZELESY
  ZTE N.
  (184-F-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Szelesy, ZTE N.8.0 
 2. Kublina, UNI Gyor8.0 
 3. Sanford, DKSK7.7 
 4. Teilane, UNIQA E.7.5 
 5. Vida, ZTE N.7.5 
 6. Jaeschke, PE.7.3 
 7. Mrozinska, Cegledi7.3 
 8. Vukov, BSE-.6.0 
 9. Shegog, UNI Gyor6.0 
 10. Kobolak, Cegledi6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Judit SZELESY
  ZTE N.
  (184-F-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Szelesy, ZTE N.6.0 
 2. Furesz, PE.4.7 
 3. Szalay, ZTE N.4.5 
 4. Koch, MBK E.4.3 
 5. Medgyessy, Cegledi4.3 
 6. Simon, UNI Gyor4.0 
 7. Theodorean, Atome.3.5 
 8. Katona, MBK E.3.3 
 9. Raven, DKSK3.3 
 10. Baksa, Cegledi E.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hanna ZAVECZ
  UNIQA E.
  (182-F/G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Zavecz, UNIQA E.4.0 
 2. Gensler, ZTE N.3.5 
 3. Szalay, ZTE N.3.5 
 4. Chek, Atomeromu2.7 
 5. Krnjic, UNIQA E.2.5 
 6. Milovanovic, UNIQA2.5 
 7. Theodorean, Atome.2.5 
 8. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.2.5 
 9. Karolyi, BSE-.2.3 
 10. Hatar, MBK E.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy JAESCHKE
  PE.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Jaeschke, PE.3.3 
 2. Teilane, UNIQA E.2.0 
 3. Hatar, MBK E.2.0 
 4. Zavecz, UNIQA E.1.0 
 5. Sanford, DKSK1.0 
 6. Barnai, MBK E.1.0 
 7. Shegog, UNI Gyor0.7 
 8. Czukor, PE.0.7 
 9. Barbour, PE.0.7 
 10. Mihailova, ZTE N.0.5 


UMMC open the home tournament with the win - by Eurobasket News

UMMC- UNI Gyor 78:55

UMMC open the home tournament with the win in front of 4000 fans. The Russian Champion overcame UNI Gyor 78:55.
The Hungarian team started with 21-17 in the first period but could not keep the lead for good. UMMC bounced back with 20-7 and took 37:28 at the halftime. Moreover the hosts won the third period 19-16 and enjoyed 12-point advantage after three quarters. They added 22-11 in the last stanza to win the game.
Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) collected 20 points and 12 rebounds. Silvia Dominguez (167-PG-87) netted 10, whilst Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) brought 9. Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) paced the visitors with 14 points and Hurts added 11. Chay Shegog (195-C-90, college: N.Carolina) delivered 10 and Zsofia Simon (180-G-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) notched 6.

UMMC: Sandrine Gruda 26, Anna Petrakova 20+12 rebs, Silvia Dominguez 10, Quanitra Hollingsworth 9
UNI Gyor: Ieva Kublina 14, Hurts 11, Chay Shegog 10, Zsofia Simon 6



Bernadett Nemeth joins Lyon, ex UNIQA Eurol. - by Eurobasket News

Union Lyon Basket Feminin (LFB) agreed terms with 32-year old Hungarian ex-international guard Bernadett Nemeth (173-80). Nemeth played last season at UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron in Hungarian A Division. In 3 Euroleague games last year she had just 1.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. She also played 7 games in A Division where she recorded only 2.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg. Nemeth helped them to win the cup and make to league final. She also played at Good Angels in Slovakian league earlier that season. In 9 Euroleague games she recorded only 2.9ppg and 2.6apg. Nemeth also played 9 games in Slovakian Extraliga where she recorded 3.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg. She was a member of Hungarian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009.
Nemeth has played also professionally in .

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lovewomensbball)



A Division: Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in A Division, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Bacsbasket - UNIQA Eurol. 48-58
The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 16-5 run, which allowed them to win the game. MKB Euroleasing dominated on the defensive end, holding Bacsbasket to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They held Bacsbasket to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 34.5 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Bacsbasket 40-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. Bacsbasket was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Serbian forward Jelena Milovanovic (190-89) who led her team to a victory with 16 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Latvian center Aija Brumermane (191-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds and Ukrainian forward Katerina Dorogobuzova (190-90, agency: LBM Management) added 7 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bacsbasket.
Top scorers:
Bacsbasket: A.Brumermane 12+9reb, K.Dorogobuzova 7+6reb, N.Rujak 6+2reb, K.Penzes 6+1reb, N.Sarok 5+1reb+1ast, S.Torok 5+3reb+2ast
UNIQA Eurol.: J.Milovanovic 16+6reb+2ast, S.Krnjic 13+4reb, Z.Fegyverneky 8+7reb+3ast, S.J. 7+3reb, H.Zavecz 6+8reb+2ast, Z.Licskai 4+4reb
gschID: 201067


Cegledi EKK - BSE-FCSM 71-61
The game was mostly controlled by Cegledi EKK. BSE-FCSM was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-33 charity shots (84.8 percent) during the game, while BSE-FCSM only scored nine points from the stripe. BSE-FCSM was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Polish power forward Natalia Mrozinska (191-84) who led her team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Katinka Orban (176-89) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Zita Sonyak (180-85) answered with 15 points and the former international swingman Andrea Karolyi (183-75) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BSE-FCSM.
Top scorers:
BSE-FCSM: Z.Sonyak 15+2reb+1ast, M.Hegedus 10+4reb+1ast, L.Adamecz 9+4reb, S.Vukov 9+5reb+1ast, A.Karolyi 8+7reb+2ast, Z.Katona 5+2reb+1ast
Cegledi EKK: N.Mrozinska 22+9reb+1ast, K.Orban 19+6reb+2ast, D.Medgyessy 12+4reb+4ast, B.Baksa 9+7reb+4ast, C.Kobolak 2+1reb, R.Hegedus 2+1reb
gschID: 201066


ZTE NKK - DKSK 76-67
It was a good game for forward Judit Szelesy (184-78, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Virag Szalay (172-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Serbian forward Maja Skoric (184-89) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Monika Bukovszki (171-79) added 16 points in the effort for DKSK.
Top scorers:
DKSK: M.Bukovszki 16+1reb+2ast, M.Skoric 13+7reb+3ast, B.Raven 13+4reb+2ast, K.Furtos 11+3reb, L.Sanford 10+6reb, B.Bozoki 4+3reb
ZTE NKK: V.Szalay 17+1reb+5ast, J.Szelesy 15+10reb+2ast, A.Vida 15+5reb+1ast, I.Mihailova 14+4reb, A.Gensler 13+1ast, S.Ambrus 2
gschID: 201065


MBK Eurl.Vasas - Atomeromu 65-73
The guests were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 20-12 MBK Eurl.Vasas' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 73-65 at the end of the game. Atomeromu forced 23 MBK Eurl.Vasas turnovers. MBK Eurl.Vasas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international Reka Balint (182-91) who led her team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Regina Pap (187-94) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Anna Mansare (188-92) answered with 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Bernadett Hatar (-94) added 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for MBK Eurl.Vasas.
Top scorers:
MBK Eurl.Vasas: A.Mansare 21+4reb, S.Pusztai 10+2ast, S.Katona 9+6reb+5ast, V.Bajnoczi 9+4reb+1ast, B.Hatar 8+12reb, D.Koch 6+3reb+5ast
Atomeromu: R.Balint 33+7reb+2ast, R.Pap 12+6reb+1ast, G.Szepsi 6+2reb+3ast, Z.Studer 6+2reb, A.Simon 6+7reb, O.Chek 5+3reb
gschID: 201064


UNI Gyor - PEAC-PECS 66-48
The game was mostly controlled by UNI Gyor. PEAC-PECS managed to win second period 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Latvian center Ieva Kublina (193-82, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Amy Jaeschke (196-89, college: Northwestern) who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Diana Furesz (174-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 5 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively.
Top scorers:
PEAC-PECS: A.Jaeschke 20+7reb+1ast, L.Horvath 10+2reb+1ast, A.Barbour 6+7reb+2ast, L.Dusanic 5+3reb, D.Furesz 5+7reb+5ast, N.Czirjak 2+1reb+2ast
UNI Gyor: N.Nagy-Bujdoso 17+10reb+2ast, I.Kublina 13+6reb+2ast, A.Lakloth 12+4reb+1ast, R.Rasheed 7+5reb+1ast, K.Raksanyi 5+4reb+3ast, C.Shegog 4+6reb+1ast



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

24-year old Lele Hardy (182-SF-88, agency: Merit Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Njardvik and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
She had a double-double of 28 points and 22 rebounds, while her team beat Grindavik (#8, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 70-65. Njardvik is placed at 3rd position in Icelandic Express L.. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Njardvik will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It's Hardy's second year at Njardvik and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Clemson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hardy is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.3ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 19.3rpg), assists (4th best: 4.7apg) and averages solid 4.7spg.

Second best performed player last round was Alda Jonsdottir (179-G-79) of league's second-best Snaefell. She is former international guard in her 3rd season at Snaefell. In the last game Jonsdottir recorded impressive 12 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course Snaefell cruised to a 68-59 relatively comfortable win over Haukar (1-2). A very good start of the season for her team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Jonsdottir is one of the most experienced players at Snaefell and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sara Run Hinriksdottir (165-F-96) of league's leader Keflavik. Hinriksdottir scored 15 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Keflavik, leading her team to a 76-54 easy win against KR (#6, 1-2). Keflavik started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Hinriksdottir turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Hinriksdottir has a very solid season. In 3 games in Iceland she scored 18.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hildur Kjartansdottir (183-G-94) of Snaefell - 16 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Britney Jones (172-G-87) of Fjolnir - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Dellena Criner (170-G-87) of Grindavik - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Siarre Evans (178-G/F-88) of Haukar - 17 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Alberta Auguste (180-F-85) of Valur - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Salbjorg Saevarsdottir (182-C-91) of Njardvik - 6 points and 13 rebounds
10. Hildur Sigurdardottir (178-G-81) of Snaefell - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Dellena Criner sent home - by Snorri Arnaldsson

Grindavik has released Dellena Criner (170-G-87, college: Nevada) from her contract and are looking for a replacement player. Dellena Criner didn't perform as expected and wasn't the right fit for Grindavik according to coach Bragi Magnusson.

Criner averaged 19 points, 8.5 rpg and 5 apg in the two games she played with the team, but Grindavik lost them both.



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The Serie A1 starts from Pescara: the 11th Opening Day - by Carlo Grilli

All is ready in Pescara (venue PalaElettra) for the 11th edition of A1 Opening Day; here below the schedule of the event:

Saturday, October 13th:
h. 16.00 GMA Pozzuoli vs Acqua & Sapone Umbertide
h. 18.00 CUS Chieti vs Trogylos Priolo
h. 21.00 ''Women & Basket'' Dinner Gala

Sunday, October 14th:
h. 09.00 NT coach Roberto Ricchini meets the Serie A1 executives and coaches
h. 15.00 Gesam Gas Lucca vs Famila Wuber Schio
h. 17.00 Goldbet Taranto vs Club Atletico Romagna
h. 19.00 Lavezzini Parma vs Ceprini Costruzioni Orvieto

During the Women & Basket Dinner Gala there will be the season 2011/2012 awards:



Best Italian player: Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) (Cras Taranto)
Best foreign player: Jillian Harmon (185-F-87, college: Stanford) (Pool Comense)
Best young player: Laura Spreafico (182-F/G-91) (Pool Comense)
Best coach: Roberto Ricchini (Cras Taranto)
Best executive: Lidia Gorlin (Lucca)
Lifetime Achievement award: Antonio Pennestr (Ginnastica Comense)



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Standings - LMKL

LMKL Standings
 1. Aistes-LSU 1-0 
 2. Fortuna 1-0 
 3. Jaunieji Talentai 0-0 
 4. Kibirkstis-Tiche 0-0 
 5. Sirenos 0-0 
 6. Suduva 0-0 
 7. Ruta Siauliai 0-1 
 8. Utena 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 12: Utena - Fortuna 77-83
Oct. 12: Aistes-LSU - Ruta Siauliai 76-68
Oct. 12: Suduva - Sirenos
Oct. 12: Kibirkstis-Tiche - Jaunieji Talentai



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Standings - Women

Diekirch League Standings
 1. Amicale 3-0 
 2. AB Contern 2-0 
 3. Etzella 2-0 
 4. Musel Pikes 1-1 
 5. Basket Esch 1-2 
 6. T71 Dudelange 1-2 
 7. Racing 0-2 
 8. Sparta 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Etzella - Musel Pikes 96-53
Oct. 12: Basket Esch - T71 Dudelange 80-73
Oct. 12: Sparta - Amicale 70-83

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 14: AB Contern - Etzella
Oct. 14: T71 Dudelange - Sparta
Oct. 14: Musel Pikes - Racing


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Meghan GARDLER
  Amicale
  (180-F/C-88)
  Avg: 34.3
 1. Gardler, Amicale34.3 
 2. Stevenson, Racing26.0 
 3. Manakova, Amicale23.7 
 4. Yoerger, AB Contern23.0 
 5. Conicelli, Etzella22.0 
 6. Grieb, AB Contern22.0 
 7. Bridenbaugh, T71 D.20.0 
 8. Pierce, Racing19.5 
 9. Young, T71 D.19.0 
 10. Stowe, Musel Pik.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amanda STOWE
  Musel Pikes
  (186-F/C-79)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Stowe, Musel Pikes11.5 
 2. Conicelli, Etzella11.5 
 3. Stevenson, Racing11.5 
 4. Gardler, Amicale11.3 
 5. Donovan, Etzella9.5 
 6. Vaughn, Basket Es.9.0 
 7. Orban, T71 D.8.7 
 8. Manakova, Amicale8.7 
 9. Yoerger, AB Contern8.0 
 10. Grieb, AB Contern7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Katie DONOVAN
  Etzella
  (178-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Donovan, Etzella9.0 
 2. Wagener, T71 D.4.3 
 3. Grieb, AB Contern3.5 
 4. Yoerger, AB Contern3.5 
 5. Haris, Basket Esch2.7 
 6. Szaboova, Basket2.7 
 7. Schreiner, Etzella2.5 
 8. Conicelli, Etzella2.5 
 9. Schreiner, Etzella2.5 
 10. Hut, T71 Dudelan.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bridget YOERGER
  AB Contern
  (180-F/C-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Yoerger, AB Contern5.0 
 2. Gardler, Amicale4.7 
 3. Grieb, AB Contern3.0 
 4. Manakova, Amicale3.0 
 5. Wagener, T71 D.3.0 
 6. Pierce, Racing2.5 
 7. Neiertz, Etzella2.0 
 8. Hetting, Basket E.1.7 
 9. Skrijelj, Sparta1.7 
 10. Donovan, Etzella1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Liv SCHMIT
  T71 D.
  (172-F-89)
  Avg: 0.7
 1. Schmit, T71 D.0.7 
 2. Pierce, Racing0.5 
 3. Conicelli, Etzella0.5 
 4. Stevenson, Racing0.5 
 5. Orban, T71 D.0.3 
 6. Schulte, Basket E.0.3 
 7. Bausch, Amicale0.3 
 8. Marcus, Amicale0.3 
 9. Van Dyck, Amicale0.3 
 10. Gardler, Amicale0.3 


Diekirch League Round 3: Etzella hands first defeat to Musel Pikes - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Diekirch League, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Musel Pikes (1-1) recorded its first loss in Ettelbruck on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by leader Etzella (2-0) 96-53. The game without a history. Etzella led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Musel Pikes' 34. They outrebounded Musel Pikes 47-25 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Etzella looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jessilyn Conicelli (177-89, college: Biola, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Canadian guard Katie Donovan (178-82) chipped in 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Amanda Stowe (186-79, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Musel Pikes' coach Erny Gruskovnjak gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Etzella is looking forward to face AB Contern on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Musel Pikes will play against Racing in Luxembourg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Esch was also worth to mention about. T71 Dudelange (1-2) played at the court of Basket Esch (1-2). Basket Esch managed to secure a 7-point victory 80-73. It was a good game for Slovakian swingman Agnesa Szaboova (179-75) who led her team to a victory with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Andrea Haris contributed with 24 points for the winners. American forward Lydia Bridenbaugh (178-89, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) answered with 25 points for T71 Dudelange. Basket Esch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. T71 Dudelange will play at home against Sparta in Bertrange to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Bertrange was also quite interesting. Amicale (3-0) played at the court of Sparta (0-3). Amicale defeated Sparta 83-70 on Friday. It was a great evening for Meghan Gardler who led her team to a victory scoring 32 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Dzenana Tiganj with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Amicale have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Newly promoted Sparta still closes the standings with three games lost. Amicale will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sparta will play against T71 Dudelange and hopes to get finally their first victory.


Basket Esch - T71 Dudelange 80-73

The game in Esch was also worth to mention about. T71 Dudelange (1-2) played at the court of Basket Esch (1-2). Basket Esch managed to secure a 7-point victory 80-73. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-21. But T71 Dudelange won second period 24-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basket Esch made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Basket Esch outrebounded T71 Dudelange 30-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Slovakian swingman Agnesa Szaboova (179-75) who led her team to a victory with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Andrea Haris (168-78) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Four Basket Esch players scored in double figures. American forward Lydia Bridenbaugh (178-89, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) answered with 25 points and the other American import power forward Tonya Young (187-89, college: Vermont) added 21 points in the effort for T71 Dudelange. Basket Esch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. T71 Dudelange will play at home against Sparta in Bertrange to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
T71 Dudelange: L.Bridenbaugh 25+3reb+2ast, T.Young 21+4reb, M.Orban 8+7reb+4ast, A.Wagener 7+2reb+1ast, R.Wagener 4+6ast, K.Bruck 4
Basket Esch: A.Haris 24+1reb+2ast, A.Szaboova 20+8reb+4ast, C.Mosgrove 13+10reb+1ast, T.Hetting 13+5reb+2ast, L.Hetting 6+2reb, B.Schulte 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192371


Sparta - Amicale 70-83

The game in Bertrange was also quite interesting. Amicale (3-0) played at the court of Sparta (0-3). Amicale defeated Sparta 83-70 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 39-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Meghan Gardler (180-88, college: Connecticut) who led her team to a victory scoring 32 points and 7 rebounds. Czech power forward Petra Manakova (195-82, college: Oakland) helped adding 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was swingman Dzenana Tiganj (175-94) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Robin Murphy (185, college: S.Mississippi) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sparta players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Amicale have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Newly promoted Sparta still closes the standings with three games lost. Amicale will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sparta will play against T71 Dudelange (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sparta: D.Tiganj 15+5reb+3ast, R.Murphy 14+6reb+1ast, B.Ulin 13+7reb, C.Sitz 11+4reb+1ast, P.Hublart 9+3reb+1ast, E.Skrijelj 6+9reb+2ast
Amicale: M.Gardler 32+7reb+1ast, P.Manakova 26+8reb, N.Marcus 8+1reb+1ast, R.Meintz 5+1reb, T.Fehlen 4+2reb, M.Van Dyck 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 192370


Etzella - Musel Pikes 96-53

Musel Pikes (1-1) recorded its first loss in Ettelbruck on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by Etzella (2-0) 96-53. The game without a history. Etzella led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Musel Pikes' 34. They outrebounded Musel Pikes 47-25 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Etzella looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jessilyn Conicelli (177-89, college: Biola, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Canadian guard Katie Donovan (178-82) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Five Etzella players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Amanda Stowe (186-79, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and international Magaly Meynadier (17-91) added 5 points respectively. Musel Pikes' coach Erny Gruskovnjak gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Etzella is looking forward to face AB Contern on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Musel Pikes will play against Racing in Luxembourg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: A.Stowe 20+12reb, C.Schmit 7+2reb, L.Mreches 6+1reb+1ast, M.Meynadier 5+3reb+3ast, C.Cigrang 4+1reb+4ast, L.Diederich 4+4reb+2ast
Etzella: J.Conicelli 26+13reb+2ast, A.Neiertz 22+4reb, K.Donovan 15+11reb+10ast, L.Schreiner 12+1reb+3ast, J.Schreiner 10+2reb+3ast, L.Hetto 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 192369



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Standings - Women

BSNF Standings
 1. Quebradillas 15-4 
 2. Carolina G. 14-4 
 3. Morovis M. 13-5 
 4. San German 8-9 
 5. Juncos V. 7-10 
 6. Aguas B.T. 6-12 
 7. Ponce L. 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 16

Oct. 11: Morovis M. - Carolina G. 77-85
Oct. 11: Quebradillas - Aguas B.T. 76-73 OT
Oct. 10: Juncos V. - Ponce L. 61-58

Regular Season: Round 17

Oct. 13: Aguas B.T. - San German
Oct. 13: Morovis M. - Juncos V.
Oct. 14: San German - Carolina G.
Oct. 14: Quebradillas - Morovis M.


Stats Leaders - Superleague 25

Points Per Game
 Monique MARTIN
  Aguas B.T.
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Martin, Aguas B.T.28.3 
 2. Werema, Juncos V.21.4 
 3. Valentin, Carolina20.9 
 4. Williams, Morovis20.7 
 5. Lewis, Ponce L.19.5 
 6. Bruszewski, Quebra.17.3 
 7. Rosado, Morovis M.17.1 
 8. Seals, Aguas B.T.17.0 
 9. Jones, Carolina G.16.9 
 10. Fairweather, Ponc.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esmary VARGAS-SANCHEZ
  Juncos V.
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Vargas-S., Juncos12.7 
 2. Lewis, Ponce L.12.0 
 3. Rosario, Ponce L.11.1 
 4. Seals, Aguas B.T.10.8 
 5. Martin, Aguas B.T.10.7 
 6. Jones, Carolina G.10.4 
 7. Williams, Morovis9.4 
 8. Szunko, Carolina G.8.4 
 9. Gonzalez, San G.8.3 
 10. Werema, Juncos V.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Karla RUIZ
  Aguas B.T.
  (--)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Ruiz, Aguas B.T.3.6 
 2. Bruszewski, Quebra.3.2 
 3. Szunko, Carolina G.3.1 
 4. Concepcion, Junco.3.0 
 5. Rosario, Ponce L.3.0 
 6. Johnson, Aguas B..3.0 
 7. Escalera, Morov.2.9 
 8. Rodriguez, Carolin.2.9 
 9. Colon, Ponce L.2.9 
 10. Arlequin, Quebrad.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Carla CORTIJO
  Carolina G.
  (172-G-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cortijo, Carolina2.7 
 2. De La Paz, Juncos2.6 
 3. Valentin, Carolina2.6 
 4. Martin, Aguas B.T.2.6 
 5. Rosado, Morovis M.2.4 
 6. Flores, Aguas B.T.2.1 
 7. Fairweather, Ponce2.1 
 8. Jones, Carolina G.2.0 
 9. Lechlitner, Quebra.1.8 
 10. Rodriguez, Caroli.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Esmary VARGAS-SANCHEZ
  Juncos V.
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Vargas-S., Juncos3.4 
 2. Williams, Morovis2.2 
 3. Rosario, Ponce L.1.9 
 4. Seals, Aguas B.T.1.1 
 5. Werema, Juncos V.1.1 
 6. Rosado, San German0.9 
 7. Flores, Ponce L.0.9 
 8. Placido, Quebradil.0.8 
 9. Martin, Aguas B.T.0.8 
 10. Szunko, Carolina0.7 


BSNF Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Sixth-ranked Tigres (6-12) made lots of trouble for first ranked Piratas (15-4) in Quebradillas on Thursday. Piratas managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tigres. Melissa Lechlitner fired 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Piratas have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Piratas maintains first position with 15-4 record. Tigres at the other side keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Piratas will face Montaneras (#3) in Morovis in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tigres will play at home against Athleticas in San German and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 16th round was 20 points and 13 rebounds by Yolanda Jones of Carolina G..


Quebradillas - Aguas B.T. 76-73 OT

Sixth-ranked Tigres (6-12) made lots of trouble for first ranked Piratas (15-4) in Quebradillas on Thursday. Piratas managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tigres. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 16-6. But Tigres won second period 17-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Tigres used huge pressure winning it 30-22 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 5-8. Piratas dominated on the defensive end, holding Tigres to just 6 points in first quarter. They also forced 21 Tigres turnovers. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American guard Melissa Lechlitner (170-88, college: Notre Dame) fired 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Mari Placido (181-87) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Monique Martin (180-83, college: Brewton Parker) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and her fellow American import forward Dominic Seals (188-87, college: Texas Tech) added 23 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Piratas have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Piratas maintains first position with 15-4 record. Tigres at the other side keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Piratas will face Montaneras (#3) in Morovis in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tigres will play at home against Athleticas in San German and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: M.Lechlitner 25+6reb+3ast, C.Centeno 11+8reb+3ast, M.Placido 11+7reb+4ast, B.Bruszewski 9+5reb+5ast, A.Barrientos 9+1reb, Y.Cabrera 5+5reb+3ast
Aguas B.T.: D.Seals 23+12reb+1ast, M.Martin 22+13reb+1ast, A.Johnson 8+3reb+5ast, J.Quiles 7+1reb+1ast, K.Ruiz 6+14reb+4ast, F.Lee Flores 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 187230


Morovis M. - Carolina G. 77-85

Everything could happen in Morovis at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Gigantes and their biggest opponent Montaneras had identical 13-4 record. But Montaneras were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Carolina 85-77 on Thursday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Montaneras won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Montaneras 43-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. International forward Yolanda Jones (184-84, college: La-Lafayette) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Carla Cortijo (172-87, college: Texas) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Five Gigantes players scored in double figures. American power forward Angelina Williams (183-83, college: Illinois) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds and her fellow American import point guard Amanda Sepulveda (163, college: Rider) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Defending champion (14-4) moved-up to second place. Loser Montaneras dropped to the third position with five games lost. Gigantes will face Athleticas (#4) in San German in the next round. Montaneras will play on the road against the league's leader Piratas in Quebradillas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Carolina G.: C.Valentin 22+2reb+3ast, Y.Jones 20+13reb, C.Cortijo 19+9reb+2ast, K.Szunko 13+11reb+2ast, A.Morales 10+4reb+2ast, S.Roman 1+2ast
Morovis M.: P.Rosado 18+3reb, A.Sepulveda 18+2reb+3ast, A.Williams 17+9reb, S.Pineiro 8+5reb+2ast, N.Figueroa 6+6reb+1ast, K.Negron 6+1ast
gschID: 187229


Juncos V. - Ponce L. 61-58

No shocking result in a game in Juncos where fifth ranked Valencianes (7-10) edged bottom-ranked Leonas (0-19) 61-58 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Leonas won fourth quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Leonas 50-37 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international center Esmary Vargas-Sanchez (191-81, college: Emporia St.) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. American guard Renee Taylor (158-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Merit Sports) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. International guard