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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Igokea - KK Split 79-64
Oct. 13: MZT Skopje - Radnicki KG 75-83
Oct. 14: Krka - Cibona 69-67
Oct. 14: Cedevita - Crvena Zvezda 68-66
Oct. 14: Partizan - Siroki WWin 65-62
Oct. 13: Szolnok - Buducnost 50-75
Oct. 15: Zadar - Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Bader, Szolnok20.3 
 2. Blazic, Union O.17.0 
 3. Travis, Zadar16.7 
 4. Vujcic, KK Split16.3 
 5. Mimica, KK Split16.3 
 6. Rakocevic, Crvena16.0 
 7. Andric, Cedevita14.3 
 8. Worthington, Radni.13.8 
 9. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 10. Prepelic, Union O.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.5 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin9.5 
 3. Sobin, KK Split8.0 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.8 
 5. Page, Union Olimpi.7.7 
 6. Musli, Partizan7.3 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 9. Stojanovski, MZT S.6.3 
 10. Suput, Cedevita6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MIJAJLOVIC
  MZT S.
  (193-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Mijajlovic, MZT S.5.8 
 2. Rannikko, Union O.5.7 
 3. Simon, Szolnok5.0 
 4. Markovic, Radnicki.4.0 
 5. Subotic, KK Split3.8 
 6. Green, Cedevita3.8 
 7. Carter, Cibona3.7 
 8. Vladovic, Krka3.5 
 9. Hammonds, Igokea3.5 
 10. Thomas, Partizan3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Cedevita2.5 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.3 
 3. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 4. Persic, Siroki W.2.3 
 5. Kalve, Szolnok2.0 
 6. Travis, Zadar2.0 
 7. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 8. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 9. Prepelic, Union O.1.7 
 10. Krstovic, Radnick.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Musli, Partizan1.5 
 2. Kalve, Szolnok1.3 
 3. Edwards, Igokea1.0 
 4. Bryan-A., Radnicki.1.0 
 5. Ramljak, Zadar1.0 
 6. Nelson, Crvena Z.0.8 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split0.8 
 8. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.8 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.8 
 10. Bogdanovic, Parti.0.5 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Regular Season: Round 10

North

Oct. 14: Libertad S. - Quimsa 86-77
Oct. 14: Olimpico LB - Atenas 81-82
Oct. 14: La Union - Union Progr. 65-70
Oct. 14: Sionista - Regatas C.

South

Oct. 14: Obras - Boca Jrs 80-98
Oct. 14: Argentino - 9 de Julio 79-66
Oct. 14: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Penarol 63-79
Oct. 14: Lanus - GECR Indalo


TNA Round 4 - by Facundo Iatzky

No surprises after 4 rounds in TNA. Two of the most candidates to win the league are the only unbeaten this far. San Martin Corrientes in the north, and Ciclista juninense in the south.
san Martin continues sweeping rivals. This time they defeated Sarmiento on the road 99-78. Meanwhile, Ciclista had to struggle to beat San Lorenzo Chivilcoy on the road too. the others outstanding games of the round were in Cordoba, where San Isidro could get a fantastic victory on the road against instituto 100-93, and in Viedma where Alianza Viedma lost its first game of the season against Monte hermoso 75-74 in a dramatic final.
Most valuable player of the round: Eduardo Vassirani (200-C-91) of San Isidro: 23 pts 12 reb 10/11 FG
other best performances:
Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, college: Belm.Abbey) of Huracan trelew 16 pts 15 reb 3 as
Facundo Pinero (200-F-88) of San isidro 28 pts 4/4 3p
Matias Cuello (190-G-91) of Monte hermoso 24 pts 6 reb
Martin Cequeira (180-G-88) of Alvear 10 pts 8 reb 8 ass




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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Douthit, PHI21.9 
 2. Wright, JOR19.2 
 3. Ahmad, UAE17.0 
 4. Yi, CHN16.6 
 5. Hoskin, LEB16.3 
 6. Haddadi, IRI15.4 
 7. Daghles, JOR14.8 
 8. Sitepu, IDN13.8 
 9. Rida, LEB13.6 
 10. Kawamura, JPN13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Douthit, PHI12.2 
 2. Takeuchi, JPN11.4 
 3. Haddadi, IRI11.4 
 4. Yi, CHN10.8 
 5. Hoskin, LEB10.1 
 6. Li Wei, MAS9.1 
 7. Kazemi, IRI8.9 
 8. Gorges, SYR7.6 
 9. Abbas, JOR7.1 
 10. Indrawan, IDN7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Wuysang, IDN6.4 
 2. Guganeswaran, MAS4.9 
 3. Daghles, JOR4.6 
 4. Kamrani, IRI4.0 
 5. Yang, KOR3.9 
 6. Akl, LEB3.8 
 7. Shonaka, JPN3.7 
 8. Lee, TAI3.7 
 9. Haddadi, IRI3.6 
 10. Deep, SYR3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yue SUN
  (206-SF-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sun, CHN1.8 
 2. Ahmad, UAE1.8 
 3. Daghles, JOR1.8 
 4. Lee, TAI1.7 
 5. Hirose, JPN1.6 
 6. Chang, TAI1.6 
 7. Wright, JOR1.6 
 8. Salem, UAE1.5 
 9. Wang, CHN1.4 
 10. Kamrani, IRI1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Haddadi, IRI2.9 
 2. Zaghab, JOR1.7 
 3. Douthit, PHI1.7 
 4. Yi, CHN1.4 
 5. Sun, CHN1.4 
 6. Singh, IND1.4 
 7. Kim, KOR1.3 
 8. Sitepu, IDN1.2 
 9. Hamowi, SYR1.1 
 10. Kim, KOR0.9 



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 2

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 19: Breakers - Crocodiles
Oct. 19: Kings - Taipans
Oct. 20: 36ers - Taipans
Oct. 21: Tigers - Wildcats
Oct. 21: Hawks - Crocodiles


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Darnell LAZARE
  Kings
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lazare, Kings22.0 
 2. Tragardh, Taipans20.0 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats20.0 
 4. Henry, Kings19.0 
 5. Johnson, 36ers18.0 
 6. Jackson, Breakers18.0 
 7. Redhage, Wildcats17.0 
 8. Scott, Tigers15.5 
 9. Weigh, 36ers15.0 
 10. Knight, Wildcats15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darnell LAZARE
  Kings
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lazare, Kings10.0 
 2. Burston, Tigers9.5 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers9.0 
 4. Martin, Wildcats8.5 
 5. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 6. Allen, Crocodiles8.0 
 7. Knight, Wildcats8.0 
 8. Scott, Tigers7.5 
 9. Davidson, Hawks6.5 
 10. Wagstaff, Wildca.6.5 
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. Martin, Wildcats4.0 
 6. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 7. Loughton, Taipans3.5 
 8. Vukona, Breakers3.5 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats3.5 
 10. Williams, Taipans3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Tigers
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Braswell, Tigers3.0 
 2. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats2.5 
 4. Boucher, Breakers2.5 
 5. Madgen, Kings2.0 
 6. Williams, Taipans2.0 
 7. Schenscher, 36ers2.0 
 8. Henry, Kings2.0 
 9. Cedar, Crocodiles1.5 
 10. Hire, Wildcats1.5 
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. Garlepp, Kings1.5 
 7. Boucher, Breakers1.5 
 8. Hinder, Crocodiles1.0 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.0 
 10. Burston, Tigers1.0 


NBL Round 2 latest results - by Eurobasket News

Crocodiles - Wildcats 58-82

Townsville Crocodiles were ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 48-20 second half run of Perth Wildcats. They outrebounded Townsville Crocodiles 42-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. International forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) replied with 9 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Todd Blanchfield (200-91) added 9 points in the effort for Townsville Crocodiles. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Crocodiles: M.Cedar 11+3reb, B.Allen 9+7reb, T.Blanchfield 9+4reb+1ast, G.Ervin 8+4ast, P.Crawford 7+1reb+1ast, L.Abney 6+5reb
Wildcats: K.Lisch 20+2ast, S.Redhage 18+2reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 11+9reb+2ast, M.Knight 10+7reb, G.Hire 8+3reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 6+2reb+1ast


gschID: 182625


Taipans - Hawks 58-68

Cairns Taipans was better in second period 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international power forward Oscar Forman (205-82) notched 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) did not help to save the game for Cairns Taipans. American forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Wollongong Hawks maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Wildcats.


Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Tragardh 20+8reb, S.Edwards 14+7reb, B.Hill 7+8reb+2ast, A.Loughton 5+3reb+1ast, K.Williams 4+2reb+4ast, J.Wilson 4+5reb+4ast
Hawks: L.Davidson 15+6reb, O.Forman 14+8reb+1ast, R.Martin 12+5reb+4ast, A.Deleon 10+5reb+1ast, L.Hurdle 9+1reb+1ast, G.Saville 4+8reb+1ast


gschID: 182624


Breakers - 36ers 73-59

Adelaide 36ers were trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 27-12 charge of New Zealand Breakers, which allowed them to win the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 49-32 including 19 on the offensive glass. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) scored 17 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds.


Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 15+7reb, A.Petrie 13+7reb+2ast, A.Gibson 12+2reb+2ast, S.Weigh 9+4reb+2ast, J.Cadee 7, L.Schenscher 2+9reb
Breakers: C.Jackson 17+7reb+7ast, A.Pledger 15+10reb+1ast, W.Hudson 9+9reb+1ast, D.Corletto 7+2reb, M.Vukona 7+6reb+2ast, T.Abercrombie 7+3reb


gschID: 182623


Kings - Tigers 85-82

The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 46-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kings forced 19 Melbourne Tigers turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Kings' coach Shane Heal used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Liam Rush (202-82) added 15 points respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Tigers: L.Rush 15+4reb+2ast, S.Scott 14+9reb+2ast, L.Walker 14+5reb+1ast, K.Braswell 12+2reb+5ast, B.Lewis 8+2reb, M.Burston 7+11reb
Kings: C.Henry 23+4reb+5ast, D.Lazare 23+13reb+1ast, J.Harvey 14+1reb, B.Madgen 11+2reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 5+4reb+2ast, A.Bruce 3+2reb+3ast


gschID: 182622



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Gmunden - Klosterneub. 85-94
Oct. 14: Furstenfeld - BC Vienna 79-86
Oct. 14: Kapfenberg - Wels 79-101
Oct. 14: St.Polten - Gussing 70-71
Oct. 15: Arkadia - UBSC Graz


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Tiedeman, Wels25.0 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg22.0 
 3. Suljanovic, Kloste.21.0 
 4. Nagler, Klostern.21.0 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels21.0 
 6. Trmal, BC Vienna18.0 
 7. Klepeisz, Gussing17.5 
 8. Kadic, Gussing17.5 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna17.0 
 10. Arnold, Gmunden16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Florian TRMAL
  BC Vienna
  (193-G/F-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Trmal, BC Vienna12.0 
 2. Heard, Gussing10.5 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten9.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden9.0 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.8.5 
 6. Tiedeman, Wels8.5 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.8.0 
 8. Shaw, Kapfenberg7.0 
 9. Kramer, Kapfenberg6.5 
 10. Lamesic, Wels6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna8.0 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg8.0 
 3. Lanegger, Klostern.5.5 
 4. Farokhmanesh, Wels5.5 
 5. Bobb, Klosterneub.5.5 
 6. Ahmetbasic, Wels5.0 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg4.5 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing4.0 
 10. Tiedeman, Wels3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna3.0 
 2. Pryor, Kapfenberg2.0 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg2.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden2.0 
 5. Klepeisz, Gussing2.0 
 6. Washington, Wels1.5 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna1.5 
 8. Heard, Gussing1.5 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing1.5 
 10. Kadic, Gussing1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Christoph GREIMEISTER
  Kloste.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Greimeister, Klost.2.0 
 2. Washington, Wels1.0 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.0 
 4. Koch, Gussing0.5 
 5. Opoku, Kapfenberg0.5 
 6. Poiger, Gmunden0.5 
 7. Chappell, Klostern.0.5 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna0.5 
 9. Heard, Gussing0.5 
 10. Trmal, BC Vienna0.5 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mistelbach 2-0 
 2. Vienna Timb. 2-0 
 3. Basket Flames 1-1 
 4. Dornbirn 1-1 
 5. Falcons 1-1 
 6. Mattersb.R. 1-1 
 7. Schwaz 1-1 
 8. Worthersee 1-1 
 9. Klagenfurt 0-2 
 10. Salzburg 0-2 



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Aalstar 2-0 
 2. Antwerp 1-1 
 3. Leuven 1-1 
 4. Spirou 1-1 
 5. M.Hainaut 1-1 
 6. Oostende 1-1 
 7. Liege 1-1 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: M.Hainaut - Leuven 90-83
Oct. 14: Aalstar - Antwerp 89-81
Oct. 11: Liege - Oostende 85-81
Oct. 13: Verviers-Pep. - Spirou 72-90

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 19: Leuven - Aalstar
Oct. 19: Liege - M.Hainaut
Oct. 19: Spirou - Oostende
Oct. 20: Verviers-Pep. - Antwerp


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Walsh, Spirou23.5 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven21.0 
 3. Allen, Spirou20.5 
 4. Aska, Leuven17.5 
 5. Tofi, Aalstar17.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende17.0 
 7. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Oostende15.5 
 9. Mukubu, Liege15.0 
 10. Raivio, Aalstar14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.0 
 2. Tofi, Aalstar8.5 
 3. Thondique, Antwerp8.5 
 4. Gillet, Liege8.5 
 5. Mukubu, Liege8.0 
 6. Aleksandrov, Vervi.7.5 
 7. Aska, Leuven7.0 
 8. Hanavan, Leuven7.0 
 9. Smith, Leuven6.5 
 10. Scott, Spirou6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Anderson, Verviers.6.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.6.0 
 3. Walsh, Spirou4.5 
 4. Raivio, Aalstar4.5 
 5. Marnegrave, Leuven4.0 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar4.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar3.5 
 8. Anderson, Aalstar3.0 
 9. Wright, Oostende3.0 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan THOMPSON
  Aalstar
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thompson, Aalstar3.0 
 2. Wright, Oostende3.0 
 3. Anderson, Verviers.2.5 
 4. Katnic, Oostende2.0 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 6. Dukes, Leuven2.0 
 7. Walsh, Spirou2.0 
 8. Anderson, Aalstar2.0 
 9. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 10. Reed, Antwerp2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.5 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende2.5 
 3. Young, Aalstar2.0 
 4. Riddick, Spirou2.0 
 5. Biggs, Antwerp1.0 
 6. Dukes, Leuven1.0 
 7. Massot, Spirou0.5 
 8. Mwema, Antwerp0.5 
 9. Randle, M.Hainaut0.5 
 10. Hartsock, Aalstar0.5 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 12: Point Chaud - St-Niklase 81-65
Oct. 13: Sint-Jan Ant. - Gembo BBC 78-81
Oct. 13: Gent Dragons - CEP Fleurus 75-73
Oct. 14: Excelsior - Kangor.-Boom 62-70
Oct. 14: Giants II - M.Hainaut II 54-89
Oct. 13: Waregem - Tongeren 101-76
Oct. 14: Oudenaarde - Essor Charleroi


Okapi Aalstar takes the leading positions - by Eurobasket News

Aalstar - Antwerp 89-81

Okapi Aalstar dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Antwerp Giants' 38 and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Antwerp Giants helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: FCM) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds and international Maxime De Zeeuw (205-87) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Antwerp Giants. Five Okapi Aalstar and four Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Aalstar: R.Thompson 16+8reb+5ast, D.Raivio 16+1reb+7ast, J.Tofi 15+7reb+4ast, L.Anderson 14+3reb+2ast, N.Hartsock 11+2reb+1ast, J.Clark 9+1reb
Antwerp: G.Thondique 15+7reb+1ast, B.Hopkins 14+3ast, R.Moors 13+4reb+1ast, M.De Zeeuw 13+6reb+1ast, R.Biggs 8+2reb+2ast, J.Love 8+5reb+2ast


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M.Hainaut - Leuven 90-83

Visiting Leuven Bears were defeated by Belfius Mons-Hainaut in a tough game in Quaregnon 83-90. American forward Justin Cage (198-85, college: Xavier, agency: Priority Sports) notched 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) supported him with 21 points. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's coach Yves Defraigne used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 27 points and 6 assists by international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) added 22 points and 11 rebounds for the guests.


Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 21+2reb+2ast, J.Wallace 21+1reb, J.Cage 16+8reb+3ast, J.Bostic 11+1reb, B.Qvale 7+10reb+1ast, L.Giancaterino 5+1reb
Leuven: N.Marnegrave 27+2reb+6ast, I.Aska 22+11reb, G.Robinson 13+3reb, J.Dukes 9+2reb+1ast, T.Smith 9+7reb, B.Burgess 3+2reb


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Verviers-Pep. - Spirou 72-90

Seventh ranked Spirou Charleroi had an easy win 90-72. Spirou Charleroi shot 64.6 percent from the field. Spirou Charleroi had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 26 points (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) during the contest. American guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories.


Top scorers:
Spirou: M.Walsh 27+6reb+8ast, D.Allen 26+2ast, M.Scott 10+6reb+3ast, A.Riddick 8+3reb+1ast, A.Jadin 7+2reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 6+2reb
Verviers-Pep.: J.Anderson 16+6reb+7ast, N.Aleksandrov 14+6reb+1ast, C.Ferguson 10+1reb, T.Jones 9+3reb, D.Tubak 8+1reb, S.Maio 5+1reb+1ast


gschID: 187240


Liege - Oostende 85-81

The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 27-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Liege Basket outrebounded Base Oostende 35-20 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Base Oostende helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. American Wesley Wilkinson (207-84, college: Nebraska) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 21+8reb+2ast, P.Gillet 17+14reb+1ast, B.Monteiro 11+2reb, O.Troisfontaines 11+4ast, G.Ware 10+4reb+3ast, L.Bosco 7+2reb+2ast
Oostende: W.Wilkinson 21+5reb, M.Lojeski 17+5reb+4ast, B.Wright 12+2reb+2ast, M.Stojic 12+1reb+1ast, D.Katnic 9+1reb+4ast, D.Djordjevic 6+6ast


gschID: 187239



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  BOSNIA   


Bosnians in Euroleague 2012-13! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnians in Euroleague 2012-13!
Bosnia is well represented in Euroleague this year and even had the MVP of the first round in Emir Preldzic who put up 20 points on 5-6 from the field (1-2 from 3) 9-10 with 4 rebounds 3 assists and two steals.
Zoran Planinic when healthy is one of the best guards in Europe and is off to a fast start as well for his team.
Jusuf Nurkic and Nedim Dedovic are two of the best young prospects in Europe and both have serious NBA potential in their future.

SF Emir Preldzic FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL: Emir was MVP of the first game of the regular season. The talent has never been the question with this former NBA draft pick; consistency from game to game is his weakness.
SG Bojan Bogdanovic FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL: Bojan is coming off the bench to start the season for his team. He is a player who needs minutes and shots to be effective so this situation bears close watching.
G JR Bremer FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL: Bremer is on the downside of his career but can still be a solid contributor to his team.
C Mirza Begic REAL MADRID: Mirza comes of the bench for his team but gives the team a solid presence in the paint in rebounding and shot blocking. He is one of the premier shot blockers in Europe.
C/F Emir Sulejmanovic UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA: A young player who reminds many of a young Ersan Illyasova. He will get the chance to contribute to the team, maybe not in Euroleague though.
C Alen Omic UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA: Alen is one of the better young centers in Europe and is getting his first chance to play against the best players in Europe consistently.
G Zoran Planinic BC KHIMKY MOSCOW REGION: Zoran had a huge game for his team in the first game, he is healthy going into the season and should have a big year for his team as a do it all point guard.
C/F Marko Scekic CHEBOLLETTA CANTU: Marko is a nice role player who is helpful in some matchups coming off the bench for his team.
PG Vule Avdalovic ALBA BERLIN: Vule is an underrated guard in Europe who has had a very solid career.
SF Nihad Djedovic ALBA BERLIN: Nihad is on a mission to prove he is one of the best young guards in Europe and appears to be one his way to prove that point.
C Rasid Mahalbasic ASSECO PROKOM GDYNIA: Rasid is coming off the bench for the team and it will be interesting to see how he responds for his team. He was the best player on the Austrian team in Eurobasket qualifying this summer.
C Stanko Barac ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL: Stanko is coming off the bench early in the season for the team. He is one of the better young centers in Europe but has failed to develop into the player expected of him so far.
C Goran Suton KK CEDEVITA ZAGREB: Goran is a rugged defender and tough player whos contribution doesnt always show up in a box score.
C Jusuf Nurkic KK CEDEVITA ZAGREB: Jusuf was recently cleared to play with the team, one of the best prospects in Europe he will be given the chance to contribute to the team in certain matchups that favor him.
C Damir Markota BESIKTAS ISTANBUL: Damir is an all or nothing player who can do it all on the court, yet rarely dominates. He is as talented as any player in Europe but lacks consistency to be a star so far.
SF/SG Nedim Dedovic REGAL FC BARCELONA: One of the top young prospects in Europe he may make his debut with one of the best clubs in Europe this season even though he is only 15 years old.



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  BRAZIL   


Sao Jose/Vinac open win count in the series against Vivo/Franca - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose/Vinac claimed the opening win in the Paulista League quarterfinal series versus Vivo/Franca. The regular season winners clinched a comfortable 90:75 victory at home court.
Sao Jose/Vinac started strongly. They recorded a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Vivo/Franca cut the margin in the second frame. They got within 6 points at the interval 41:35. But the hosts took over in the third term. Sao Jose/Vinac fired 25 points and boosted the margin to as many as 17 points 66:49. Vivo/Franca knocked down 26 points in the fourth period but could not avoid the loss at the end. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) posted 21 points to lead Sao Jose/Vinac. Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the home side. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) answered with 18 points for Vivo/Franca. Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) had 14 points in the loss. The second game of the series is scheduled for tonight.



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 14: Puente Alto - Sagrados 90-101
Oct. 14: Dep.Castro - Dep.Valdivia 86-76
Oct. 14: Boston Coll. - Stadio Italiano 82-72
Oct. 14: Providencia - Los Leones 75-72
Oct. 14: AB Ancud - Dep.Espanol 73-83

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 20: Dep.Espanol - Dep.Castro
Oct. 20: Puente Alto - Los Leones
Oct. 20: Dep.Valdivia - AB Ancud
Oct. 20: Stadio Italiano - Las Animas
Oct. 20: Las Animas - Osorno Basq.
Oct. 20: Osorno Basq. - Boston Coll.


Standings - LIBSUR

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 14: U.Catolica - Duoc 77-63
Oct. 14: San Luis - Liceo Mixto 75-69
Oct. 14: I.P. Virginio - U.Concepcion 74-95
Oct. 14: San Fernando - Quilicura 106-75

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 20: Duoc - U.Concepcion
Oct. 20: U.Catolica - I.P. Virginio
Oct. 20: Quilicura - Liceo Mixto
Oct. 20: San Fernando - San Luis



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  CHINA   


DeAndre Jordan leads Clippers past Heat in Shanghai - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Clippers claimed the first pre-season success. Vinny Del Negro team rallied past the Miami Heat 99:89 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai tonight. DeAndre Jordan (6'11''-C-88, college: Texas A&M) hit 8/8 from the field en route to 18 points in the victory. The Clippers exploded with 32 points in the opening quarter to gain a 10-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Los Angeles arrived at halftime up by 14 points 57:43. The Clippers fired 27 points in the third term to ensure a 17-point buffer before the fourth period. The Heat cut the deficit in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) accounted for 15 points, while Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) delivered 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Carney Rodney (6'7''-F-84, college: Memphis) responded with 15 points for the Heat. Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) and LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) netted 11 points apiece in the loss.


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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

Copa Federacion Standings
 1. Guerreros 18-4 
 2. Bucaros 15-7 
 3. Islanders 13-9 
 4. Once Caldas 13-9 
 5. Cafeteros 11-11 
 6. Arrieros 10-9 
 7. Choco 10-12 
 8. Hormigueros 6-15 
 9. Patriotas 6-16 
 10. Bayside 5-15 

Second Stage: Round 2

Oct. 13: Once Caldas - Cafeteros 93-91
Oct. 12: Guerreros - Patriotas 93-78
Oct. 12: Once Caldas - Cafeteros 84-87
Oct. 13: Islanders - Choco 76-65
Oct. 12: Bucaros - Hormigueros 74-56
Oct. 12: Islanders - Choco 106-95
Oct. 13: Guerreros - Patriotas 103-71
Oct. 13: Bucaros - Hormigueros 103-68

Second Stage: Round 3

Oct. 15: Patriotas - Once Caldas
Oct. 15: Cafeteros - Guerreros
Oct. 15: Arrieros - Bucaros
Oct. 15: Hormigueros - Islanders
Oct. 15: Bayside - Choco
Oct. 16: Patriotas - Once Caldas
Oct. 16: Cafeteros - Guerreros
Oct. 16: Arrieros - Bucaros
Oct. 16: Hormigueros - Islanders
Oct. 16: Bayside - Choco


SECOND PHASE STARTED IN THE FEDERATION CUP - by Victor Garcia

The second phase of the Colombian Basketball Federation Cup already started, the teams that finished the first phase ranked between the one and the eight place are already qualified in two groups.
The final standings in the phase one was:

1- Guerreros
2- Bukaros
3- Once Caldas
4- Islanders
5- Nuevo Choco
6- Cafeteros
7- Patriotas
8- Hormigueros

The groups for the second phase are the following:

GROUP A:
1- Guerreros
2- Once Caldas
3- Cafeteros
4- Patriotas

GROUP B:
1- Bukaros
2- Islanders
3- Nuevo Choco
4- Hormigueros





FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 2 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) played its best game in this season leading the Guereros to beat again Patriotas, the Patriotas received Jermaine Walker but he did not played in this game.
Guerreros 103 D. Perez 24 pts + 10 rebs
Patriotas 71

Alpha Bangura scored 36 pts to lead the Once Caldas in another hard game to take revenge against the Cafeteros
Once Caldas 93
Cafeteros 91


Bukaros was solid in the second half to blast the Hormigueros in the second game.
Bukaros 103
Hormigueros 68


Nuevo Chocos defense improved but was not enough and the Islanders got its second vitory at home opening the phase two
Islanders 76
Nuevo Choco 65




Alpha Bangura leaves Once Caldas Monquel Pegues arrives - by Victor Garcia

One of the best imports in the Federation Cup 2012, Alpha Bangura (197-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's) had to leave Manizales to attend a personal situation at home, Bangura along Tayron Thomas was the soul and heard of the Once Caldas.
To replace Bangura , the Once Caldas brings the american power forwad Monquel Pegues (2,06 F/C), with Pegues the Manizales team is trying to add size and rebounding to its frontcourt, wich was one of the weak points of the team



FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 1 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Guerreros opens the second phase with a victory against the Patriotas in Bogot, Stalin Ortiz leaded the Guerreros with 18 points but Juan Tello also posted 17 pts and 8 rebounds.
Guerreros 93 S. Ortiz 18
Patriotas 78

Darrin Dorsey (188-PG, college: Dakota Wesleyan) with a three point basket at the buzzer gives the victory to the Cafeteros in Armenia
Once Caldas 84
Cafeteros 87.


The referees had to finish early the game with 2 minutes left in the third quarter in Bucaramanga, Bukaros got the victory and one player of Hormigueros was ejected.
Bukaros 74
Hormigueros 56


Islanders starts the second phase in great shape with the addition of Delonte Holland, Holland plus Jesus Urbina are making a great forwards combo in the island, Choco was a hard rival to beat
Islanders 106
Nuevo Choco 95




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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Djuro Djakovic 2-0 
 2. KK Zagreb CO 2-0 
 3. Kvarner 2010 1-1 
 4. Zabok 1-1 
 5. Alkar Sinj 1-1 
 6. Jolly 1-1 
 7. Krizevci 1-1 
 8. Darda 1-1 
 9. Dubrovnik 0-2 
 10. Osjecki Sokol 0-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Split
 4. Zadar

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Zabok - Alkar Sinj 84-63
Oct. 14: KK Zagreb CO - Kvarner 2010 81-60
Oct. 14: Jolly - Darda 79-63
Oct. 13: Osjecki Sokol - Djuro Djakovic 63-71
Oct. 13: Dubrovnik - Krizevci 57-78

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Kvarner 2010 - Dubrovnik
Oct. 20: Darda - KK Zagreb CO
Oct. 20: Djuro Djakovic - Jolly
Oct. 20: Alkar Sinj - Osjecki Sokol
Oct. 20: Krizevci - Zabok


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK.
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. James, KK.22.0 
 2. Lez, Zabok21.0 
 3. Peric, KK.19.5 
 4. Meznaric, Darda19.5 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.19.0 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci18.5 
 7. Ross, Jolly17.0 
 8. Radic, Kvarner 201016.0 
 9. Krapic, KK.16.0 
 10. Bicvic, Darda15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20109.5 
 2. Matic, Alkar Sinj8.5 
 3. Peraica, Darda7.5 
 4. Krapic, KK.7.5 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Price, Osjecki Sok.6.5 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci5.5 
 8. Diminic, Zabok5.5 
 9. Proleta, Dubrovnik5.5 
 10. Grgat, Krizevci5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PANDURIC
  Darda
  (192-G-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Panduric, Darda5.0 
 2. Peric, KK.4.5 
 3. Meznaric, Darda4.0 
 4. Krivec, Kvarner4.0 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci3.5 
 6. Ross, Jolly3.5 
 7. Maric, Zabok3.5 
 8. Blajic, Djuro D.3.5 
 9. Pesut, Dubrovnik3.5 
 10. Anzulovic, Zabok3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK.
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. James, KK.3.5 
 2. Ross, Jolly3.0 
 3. Radic, Kvarner 20102.5 
 4. Skific, Kvarner2.5 
 5. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.5 
 6. Svoboda, Krizevci2.5 
 7. Juricic, Kvarner2.5 
 8. Maric, Zabok2.5 
 9. Rimac, Djuro D.2.5 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakov MUSTAPIC
  Zabok
  (193-G-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mustapic, Zabok1.5 
 2. Vlaic, Zabok1.5 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.0 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.0 
 5. Krolo, Osjecki Sok.1.0 
 6. Meznaric, Darda1.0 
 7. Cakarun, Jolly1.0 
 8. James, KK.0.5 
 9. Peraica, Darda0.5 
 10. Price, Osjecki So.0.5 


Croatian A1 round 2 best performance: Mike James - by Eurobasket News

American guard Mike James (185-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked KK Zagreb CO, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, two rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Kvarner 2010 (#3, 1-1) with 21-point margin 81-60. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. KK Zagreb CO is placed at 2nd position in Croatian A1. But it's just the very beginning of the season and KK Zagreb CO won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game James had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be KK Zagreb CO's top player in his first season with the team. Former Lamar University star has very solid stats this year. James is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.0ppg. James is in league's top in and averages impressive 3.5spg,68.2% FGP and 66.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly. Ross had a very good evening with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Jolly to another comfortable win 79-63 over Darda (1-1) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Ross is well-known at Jolly and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#7). He also recorded 3.5 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-F-87) of Zabok (#4). Maric showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Zabok, leading his team to a 84-63 easy win against Alkar Sinj (1-1). Zabok needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Maric has a great season in Croatia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.5apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) of KK Zagreb CO - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Ivan Grgat (210-C/F-74) of Krizevci - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Antonio Bicvic (199-F-82) of Darda - 20 points and 4 rebounds
7. Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Krizevci - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Robert Lez (192-G-79) of Zabok - 22 points and 2 assists
9. Josip Matic (202-SF-92) of Alkar Sinj - 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Mato Peraica (203-C-81) of Darda - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



A1 Round 2: Jolly beat Darda - by Eurobasket News

Jolly - Darda 79-63

Vrijednosnice OS was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 44-24 second half run of Jolly. They also forced 25 Vrijednosnice OS turnovers. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) notched 27 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and guard Luka Katura (194-89) supported him with 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jolly's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 20 points by forward Antonio Bicvic (199-82) did not help to save the game for Vrijednosnice OS. Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.

Top scorers:
Darda: A.Bicvic 20+4reb+1ast, D.Meznaric 12+3reb+1ast, M.Peraica 12+6reb+2ast, L.Panduric 10+3reb+4ast, L.Saric 4+2reb, M.Hrncic 2+2reb
Jolly: R.Ross 27+5reb+5ast, L.Katura 15+2reb+1ast, D.Butorac 11+2reb+2ast, T.Gabric 10+4reb, P.Vrlika 7+3reb, L.Vlaic 3


gschID: 196117


KK Zagreb CO - Kvarner 2010 81-60



The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb CO. Kvarner 2010 was better in third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zagreb CO dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Kvarner 2010's 30. KK Zagreb CO forced 26 Kvarner 2010 turnovers. It was a great shooting night for KK Zagreb CO especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) contributed with 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds and forward Ivica Radic (208-90) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Kvarner 2010. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest.


Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: D.Cinac 15+8reb+1ast, M.Juricic 10+1ast, J.Skific 9+4reb+3ast, I.Radic 8+8reb, D.Stipcic 7+1reb+1ast, A.Boban 6+3reb
KK Zagreb CO: M.James 24+2reb+4ast, H.Peric 19+4reb+5ast, A.Krapic 16+9reb+1ast, I.Novacic 7+3reb+3ast, J.Segaric 6, M.Poscic 5+2reb


gschID: 196118


Osjecki Sokol - Djuro Djakovic 63-71

Osjecki Sokol was ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 30-8 charge of Djuro Djakovic, which allowed them to win the game. Bosnian swingman Marko Batina (198-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. point guard Josip Blajic (192-87) contributed with 10 points for the winners. The former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) replied with 12 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Milan Kolovrat (207-86) added 14 points in the effort for Osjecki Sokol.


Top scorers:
Osjecki Sokol: M.Kolovrat 14+3reb, V.Budimir 13, I.Tomeljak 12+6reb+1ast, I.Krolo 10+2ast, K.Price 8+5reb+2ast, T.Brnas 4+1ast
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 20+3reb, M.Bakovic 10+3reb+1ast, J.Blajic 10+3reb+2ast, K.Rimac 9+1reb+1ast, M.Sarlija 8+3reb+2ast, P.Zivkovic 6+1ast


gschID: 196116


Zabok - Alkar Sinj 84-63

KK Zabok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KK Zabok forced 20 Alkar Sinj turnovers. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Josip Matic (202-92) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: Z.Zupic 15+2reb, N.Gaurina 13+6reb+3ast, J.Matic 11+4reb+3ast, D.Sipic 6+3reb, A.Bilic 5+1reb+1ast, R.Jugo 5+3ast
Zabok: R.Lez 22+2ast, M.Diminic 12+6reb+3ast, P.Maric 12+5reb+5ast, M.Pesut 8+3reb+3ast, A.Vlaic 7+4reb+1ast, J.Mustapic 6+2reb+1ast


gschID: 196115


Dubrovnik - Krizevci 57-78

Krizevci forced 20 KK Dubrovnik turnovers and outrebounded KK Dubrovnik 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) who scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international power forward Ivan Grgat (210-74, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Krizevci players scored in double figures. Krizevci's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Luka Pesut (193-91) produced 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Marko Proleta (195-94) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Dubrovnik: L.Pesut 14+5reb+2ast, M.Radic 12+2reb+2ast, F.Najev 10+2reb, M.Proleta 8+7reb+2ast, D.Jakolis 4, V.Soko 3+1reb+1ast
Krizevci: P.Rembert 15+6reb+4ast, I.Grgat 14+9reb+2ast, I.Svoboda 11+1reb, G.Fodor 11+4reb, H.Sertic 11+5reb+1ast, I.Grubor 9+4reb+1ast


gschID: 196114



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Chomutov - BK Decin 97-98
Oct. 13: BC Kolin - Usti n/Labem 91-80
Oct. 13: BK Pardubice - B&W Opava 87-60
Oct. 13: CEZ Nymburk - NH Ostrava 76-62
Oct. 13: BK Prostejov - Levice 62-78
Oct. 13: USK Praha - J.Hradec 100-91

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 17: J.Hradec - Svitavy
Oct. 17: NH Ostrava - USK Praha
Oct. 17: Usti n/Labem - CEZ Nymburk
Oct. 17: BK Decin - BC Kolin
Oct. 17: Levice - Chomutov
Oct. 17: B&W Opava - BK Prostejov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Meno, USK Praha22.5 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy19.7 
 3. Reese, Usti n.19.5 
 4. Tomanec, J.Hradec18.8 
 5. Taylor, CEZ N.18.7 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 7. Stanek, Chomutov16.3 
 8. Glover, Chomutov15.8 
 9. Kemp, Levice15.7 
 10. Bosak, Chomutov15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Meno, USK Praha11.8 
 2. Blazek, B&W Opava11.3 
 3. Wilson, NH Ostrava10.0 
 4. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.5 
 5. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.0 
 6. Tyrna, Usti n.8.5 
 7. Field, BC Kolin7.8 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.7.8 
 9. Reese, Usti n.7.5 
 10. Pecka, Chomutov7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava7.0 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.6.5 
 3. Kemp, Levice5.3 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.4.8 
 5. Venta, BK Prostej.4.5 
 6. Gonzalez, BC Kolin4.0 
 7. Ames, NH Ostrava4.0 
 8. Muirhead, BK Pardu.3.7 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha3.5 
 10. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava3.0 
 2. Pistecky, Usti n.3.0 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy3.0 
 4. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.8 
 5. Taylor, CEZ N.2.3 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.0 
 7. Nolen, Usti n.2.0 
 8. Glover, Chomutov2.0 
 9. Kysela, J.Hradec1.8 
 10. Mares, USK Praha1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Martin MIKLOSIK
  B&W O.
  (225-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Miklosik, B&W O.2.3 
 2. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.7 
 3. Simmons, Levice1.7 
 4. Slavik, USK Praha1.5 
 5. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.5 
 6. Nuhanovic, Levice1.3 
 7. Votroubek, USK P.1.3 
 8. Meno, USK Praha1.3 
 9. Naymick, CEZ N.1.0 
 10. Pospisil, BK Pard.1.0 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 4-0 
 2. Kara Trutnov 3-1 
 3. Loko Plzen 3-1 
 4. Sokol H.K. 3-1 
 5. Sokol P. 3-1 
 6. Proton Zlin 2-2 
 7. Liberec 2-2 
 8. JBC Brno 1-3 
 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. 14: Kara Trutnov - Sokol H.K. 82-76
Oct. 12: Nymburk B - Liberec 74-67
Oct. 14: JBC Brno - Sparta Praha 61-96
Oct. 12: Sokol V. - Sokol P. 46-63

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 19: Sokol P. - Loko Plzen
Oct. 19: Sparta Praha - Sokol V.
Oct. 21: Sokol H.K. - JBC Brno
Oct. 19: Liberec - Kara Trutnov
Oct. 21: Litomerice - Nymburk B
Oct. 21: Proton Zlin - Ostrava
Oct. 16: U19 - Ostrava



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Koge BK - Aarhus BF 88-68
Oct. 13: Amager BK - Haderslev 85-74
Oct. 13: Glostrup - Lemvig 74-90
Oct. 13: BMS Skovlunde - Virum 71-45
Oct. 14: Jonstrup - Falcon
Oct. 15: ALBA - Stevnsgade



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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 2-0 
 2. Tarvas 2-1 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 1-0 
 4. Parnu 1-1 
 5. Hito/Johvi 1-1 
 6. Valga 1-1 
 7. TTU 1-2 
 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. 14: TTU - TU/Rock 67-77
Oct. 13: Hito/Johvi - Tarvas 51-81
Oct. 12: Tarvas - Parnu 100-84

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Rapla - Valga
Oct. 21: Parnu - TU/Rock
Oct. 23: Valga - Hito/Johvi
Oct. 24: TU/Rock - Tln Kalev


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev22.5 
 2. Laur, Hito/Johvi20.5 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas18.3 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas18.0 
 5. Evart, Parnu17.5 
 6. Keedus, TTU16.7 
 7. Oja, Valga16.5 
 8. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.3 
 9. Arnold, TTU15.7 
 10. Raadik, Parnu15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu17.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev13.5 
 3. Arnold, TTU9.3 
 4. Umbrasko, Tarvas8.3 
 5. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.0 
 6. Grim, Valga8.0 
 7. Keedus, TTU7.7 
 8. Lindmets, Tarvas7.0 
 9. Cunda, Valga7.0 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  TU/Rock
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ingram, TU/Rock6.0 
 2. Cunda, Valga5.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.5 
 5. Keedus, TTU4.3 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu4.0 
 7. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 8. Grim, Valga3.5 
 9. Raap, Parnu3.5 
 10. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock3.0 
 3. Oja, Valga2.5 
 4. Roos, Tln Kalev2.0 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu2.0 
 6. Akenparg, TTU2.0 
 7. Lindmets, Tarvas2.0 
 8. Laksa, Tarvas2.0 
 9. Cunda, Valga1.5 
 10. Raadik, Parnu1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Morgan GRIM
  Valga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Grim, Valga1.5 
 2. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 3. Makke, TTU1.0 
 4. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 5. Laksa, Tarvas1.0 
 6. Keres, TTU0.7 
 7. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 8. Kirsimaa, Hito/.0.5 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.5 
 10. Peciukeviciu., Pa.0.5 


KML Round 2: Hito/Johvi loses to BC Rakvere - by Eurobasket News

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

TTU - TU/Rock 67-77

The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. TU/Rock (2-0) played at the court of TTU (1-2). TU/Rock defeated TTU 77-67. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) notched 14 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Even 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists by international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) did not help to save the game for TTU. American center Arnold Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. TU/Rock's next round opponent will be Tln Kalev in Tallinn and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: E.Dimsa 15+7reb, K.Saage 14+2reb+1ast, T.Eichfuss 14+5reb, J.Ingram 14+4reb+8ast, T.Kurbas 7+1reb+2ast, S.Leppik 6+3reb+1ast
TTU: E.Keedus 16+8reb+6ast, K.Akenparg 14+2reb+1ast, A.Arnold 14+5reb, K.Makke 10+4reb+1ast, M.Kaja 7+3reb, K.Keres 4+5reb
gschID: 201669


Hito/Johvi - Tarvas 51-81

Hito/Johvi (1-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by fourth ranked BC Rakvere (2-1) 81-51. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. BC Rakvere forced 19 Hito/Johvi turnovers. 29 personal fouls committed by Hito/Johvi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Guard Siim Laur (189-87) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Edvard Trumm (192-83) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. BC Rakvere will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hito/Johvi will play on the road against Valga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Lindmets 20+12reb+1ast, J.Umbrasko 16+6reb, R.Tamm 15+2reb, M.Schleicher 10+9reb+2ast, M.Laksa 10+3reb, I.Pilk 5+2reb+2ast
Hito/Johvi: S.Laur 15+8reb+1ast, M.Laanemets 9+3reb+1ast, E.Trumm 8+12reb+2ast, S.Saare 7+5reb+4ast, T.Uuekula 6+6reb+1ast, M.Kirsimaa 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 201668


Tln Kalev - Kalev/Cramo 74-82

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tallinn: Kalev/Cramo (#6) and Tln Kalev (#4). Tln Kalev was defeated at home 74-82 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Tln Kalev was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 27-14 charge of Kalev/Cramo, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Tln Kalev 46-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. American power forward Gary Wilkinson (205-82, college: Utah St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Rait Keerles (201-80) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Kalev/Cramo's coach Aivar Kuusmaa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) replied with 23 points and Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Tln Kalev. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tln Kalev will play on the road against TU/Rock in Tartu to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: R.Keerles 17+3reb+1ast, G.Wilkinson 13+8reb, G.Arbet 11+4reb+3ast, K.McLeod 10+3reb+3ast, F.Elegar 8+11reb, T.Sokk 8+4reb+5ast
Tln Kalev: M.Campbell 23+3reb+3ast, I.Okoye 16+10reb+2ast, J.Vahter 11+8reb+1ast, M.Kurg 7+2reb, M.Paiste 4, E.Luts 4+3reb
gschID: 201667


Valga - TTU 88-81

There was a minor upset when TTU (1-2) was defeated on the road by Valga (1-1) 88-81. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-24 TTU's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 88-81 at the end of the game. 25 personal fouls committed by TTU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Morgan Grim (203-88, college: Utah St.) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Timo Oja (187-87) supported him with 24 points (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Even a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds by American center Arnold Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) did not help to save the game for TTU. International forward Erik Keedus (198-90) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Valga's next round opponent will be Hito/Johvi (#5) at home.
Top scorers:
Valga: T.Oja 24+1reb+2ast, M.Grim 14+10reb+4ast, E.Cunda 14+6reb+5ast, T.Leok 12+2ast, R.Grafs 10+3reb, V.Vares 8+3reb
TTU: A.Arnold 18+13reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 16+5reb+3ast, K.Makke 13+3reb+1ast, E.Keedus 13+8reb+4ast, S.Raudla 10+2reb+1ast, M.Kaja 8+6reb
gschID: 201666


Tarvas - Parnu 100-84

Very important is a road loss of KK Parnu (1-1) against BC Rakvere (2-1) on Friday night. Visiting KK Parnu was defeated by BC Rakvere in Rakvere 100-84. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. KK Parnu managed to win fourth quarter 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, agency: Court Side) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. International center Rain Raadik (208-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90) scored 18 points. Five BC Rakvere and four KK Parnu players scored in double figures. BC Rakvere will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KK Parnu will play against TU/Rock in Tartu.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: M.Laksa 28+6reb+2ast, R.Tamm 17+6reb+6ast, J.Umbrasko 14+11reb+2ast, I.Pilk 14+3reb+4ast, R.Lindmets 13+6reb+2ast, M.Schleicher 6+2reb+4ast
Parnu: K.Kitsing 18+4reb, K.Evart 17+4reb, R.Raadik 14+16reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 10+7reb+4ast, T.Hamarsalu 8+1reb, O.Matulionis 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 201665



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Joshua Shipp may sign at Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (TBL) is about to tab 26-year old American swingman Joshua Shipp (196-100kg-86, college: UCLA). The player has been invited for a try-out period with the team. Shipp has played for the last two years at Galatasaray (TBL). In 20 TBL games last season he averaged 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as he participated at the League All-Star Game. Shipp also played 18 games in Euroleague where he had 9.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
He was voted to Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2011.
Shipp has played previously for another Turkish team: Bornova
He attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anton GAVEL
  SVK
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Gavel, SVK25.9 
 2. Teletovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Davis, AZE22.7 
 4. Gortat, POL21.1 
 5. Jerebko, SWE20.3 
 6. Koponen, FIN19.9 
 7. Casspi, ISR19.5 
 8. Stefansson, ISL18.5 
 9. Markoishvili, GEO18.0 
 10. Haciyeva, AZE17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  AZE
  (200-PF-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Haciyeva, AZE12.5 
 2. Gortat, POL11.6 
 3. Shima, ALB9.6 
 4. Baeringsson, ISL9.2 
 5. King, CYP9.1 
 6. Sanikidze, GEO9.1 
 7. Hysenagolli, ALB8.3 
 8. Smeulders, NED8.3 
 9. Simmons, BUL8.3 
 10. Talts, EST8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  USA
  (195-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Wright, BIH7.4 
 2. Kudrautsau, BLR5.6 
 3. Jansen, NED5.3 
 4. Ohayon, ISR5.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, GEO5.1 
 6. Gavel, SVK5.1 
 7. Massamba, SWE5.0 
 8. Preldzic, TUR5.0 
 9. Fernandes, POR4.9 
 10. Teodosic, SRB4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Manuchar MARKOISHVILI
  GEO
  (196-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Markoishvili, GEO2.9 
 2. Davis, AZE2.7 
 3. Jones, LUX2.6 
 4. Wright, BIH2.5 
 5. Dasic, MNT2.5 
 6. Hanga, HUN2.3 
 7. Razis, CYP2.3 
 8. Tsintsadze, GEO2.3 
 9. Kotti, FIN2.0 
 10. Bashak, AZE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  UKR
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kravtsov, UKR2.5 
 2. Gortat, POL2.3 
 3. Cusin, ITA1.6 
 4. Rindin, AZE1.5 
 5. Erden, TUR1.5 
 6. Tyus, ISR1.4 
 7. Berzins, LAT1.4 
 8. Varbanov, BUL1.4 
 9. Parakhouski, BLR1.3 
 10. Simmons, BUL1.3 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 12: Porvoon Tarmo - Huima 93-58
Oct. 14: ToPo - Pyrinto II 89-79
Oct. 14: Tapiolan Honka - Ura Basket 124-82
Oct. 19: SayRi - BC Nokia

B

Oct. 12: Jarvenpaa - BC Jyvaskyla 96-59
Oct. 14: HBA-Marsky - Kerava ET 89-99
Oct. 14: TuNMKY - KaU Koris 78-72
Oct. 14: JyWe - Espoo Basket 67-58
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. Richardson, Ura B.30.3 
 3. Pederson, SayRi25.0 
 4. Brennan, Tapiolan.25.0 
 5. Harjula, Pyrinto II24.0 
 6. Towa, Kerava ET22.7 
 7. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.22.5 
 8. Coleman, ToPo22.3 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe22.0 
 10. Mua, Kerava ET21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia16.5 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.15.5 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET14.3 
 4. Stephens, Huima13.3 
 5. Syrjala, KaU Koris13.0 
 6. Brennan, Tapiolan.11.5 
 7. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.11.5 
 8. Coleman, ToPo10.7 
 9. Suotamo, Espoo B.10.7 
 10. Pederson, SayRi10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jouko JARVINEN
  Tapiol.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jarvinen, Tapiol.5.0 
 2. Vaananen, Pyrin.4.5 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.4.0 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia4.0 
 5. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.0 
 6. Kinnunen, KaU Koris4.0 
 7. Ginty, ToPo3.7 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.5 
 9. Thomas, SayRi3.5 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET3.3 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Little, Kerava ET4.3 
 2. Thomas, SayRi3.0 
 3. Richardson, Ura B.3.0 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.2.7 
 5. Andersen, Espoo B.2.7 
 6. Kyllonen, Porvoon2.3 
 7. Pyykkonen, JyWe2.3 
 8. Mua, Kerava ET2.0 
 9. Jarvinen, KaU Koris2.0 
 10. Jarvinen, Tapiol.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jari PULKKINEN
  Pyrin.
  (203-PF-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.3.5 
 2. Brennan, Tapiolan.2.0 
 3. Niskanen, ToPo1.5 
 4. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.3 
 5. Stephens, Huima1.3 
 6. Markkanen, BC Jyv.1.3 
 7. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 
 8. Thomas, SayRi1.0 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe1.0 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.1.0 


1.DIVISION: Helsinki area teams winning - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A: There are no Helsinki area teams in Top League this season, but Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) and Honka (Tapiola) are winning on the second highest level. Tonight ToPo defeated Pyrinto II (Tampere) 89-79 (47-35) and Honka crushed Ura Basket (Kaarina) 124-82 (67-40). HL Coleman (202-F-74, college: Wyoming) and Elias Kajander (196-F-80) had both a double-double vs Pyrinto II, Honka's two Americans Eric Brennan (201-F-89, college: Kutztown) and Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) combined 56pts/23rbs vs Ura Basket.
Guard Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) netted 41 points for Ura Basket.
ToPo - Pyrinto II 89-79 (47-35). (HL Coleman 23/16, Elias Kajander 17/10, Devin Ginty 13 - Joni Harjula 22, Osku Heinonen 13, Jari Pulkkinen 10/21).
Honka - Ura Basket 124-82 (67-40). (Eric Brennan 34/14, Ronnie Clark 22/9, Tuomas Iisalo 19 - Nolan Richardson 41, Oskari Virolainen 13, Santeri Latvala 11).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Le Havre - Nanterre 90-79
Oct. 13: Paris-Levallois - Le Mans 88-87
Oct. 12: ASVEL - Boulazac 80-73
Oct. 14: Poitiers - Chalon 79-83
Oct. 12: Orleans - Cholet 78-84
Oct. 13: Nancy - Roanne 58-45
Oct. 13: Dijon - Gravelines 54-72
Oct. 15: Limoges - Strasbourg


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 23
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.23.0 
 2. Smith, Poitiers21.5 
 3. Diot, Paris-Levall.21.5 
 4. King, Le Havre21.0 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers19.0 
 6. Monroe, Boulazac18.5 
 7. Lighty, Nanterre16.5 
 8. Williams, Paris-.16.5 
 9. Moldoveanu, Le Ha.16.0 
 10. Green, Orleans15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uche NSONWU-AMADI
  AS.
  (208-F/C-78)
  Avg: 12
 1. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.12.0 
 2. Green, Orleans10.0 
 3. Monroe, Boulazac9.5 
 4. Collins, Roanne9.5 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers9.0 
 6. Akpomedah, Grave.8.5 
 7. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 8. Brown, Le Havre7.5 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.7.5 
 10. Passave-D., Nant.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.9.5 
 2. King, Le Havre8.5 
 3. Diot, Paris-Levall.7.5 
 4. Schilb, Chalon7.0 
 5. Pellin, Orleans6.5 
 6. Thompson, Le Havre6.0 
 7. Campbell, Dijon5.0 
 8. Everett, Cholet5.0 
 9. Kahudi, Le Mans4.0 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jawad WILLIAMS
  Paris-.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Paris-.3.0 
 2. Eldridge, Boulazac3.0 
 3. Linehan, Nancy3.0 
 4. Jomby, Cholet3.0 
 5. Melody, Dijon2.5 
 6. Schilb, Chalon2.5 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers2.5 
 8. Diabate, Nancy2.5 
 9. King, Le Havre2.5 
 10. Jackson, AS.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Amara SY
  AS.
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sy, AS.2.5 
 2. Fofana, Le Havre2.0 
 3. Sylla, Nancy1.5 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.5 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers1.5 
 6. Vebobe, Cholet1.5 
 7. King, Nancy1.5 
 8. Camara, Gravelines1.0 
 9. Samnick, Roanne1.0 
 10. Akpomedah, Grave.1.0 


Mersey Tigers land Rudy Etilopy - by Greg

Liverpool Mersey Tigers (BBL) tabbed 24-year old French power forward Rudy Etilopy (208-88). Etilopy was on try-out at Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA league earlier this season, but he finally landed in the UK. Last season he started in BC Carnieres (Belgium-D2), in May he played 3 games for Chalons-Reims (ProB).
Etilopy was a member of French U19 National Team back in 2007. He represented France at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia). Etilopys team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.0ppg.
He is energetic and extremely physical PF/C who loves to play above the rim. Runs the floor very well and gets as high as any player with his combination of speed, length, and athleticism. At 6'10 has excellent agility and quickness to move up and down the court and very effective on both ends. A devastating shot-blocker with great rebounding effectiveness and post scoring ability.



Mersey Tigers land Rudy Etilopy - by Greg

Liverpool Mersey Tigers (BBL) tabbed 24-year old French power forward Rudy Etilopy (208-88). Etilopy was on try-out at Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA league earlier this season, but he finally landed in the UK. Last season he started in BC Carnieres (Belgium-D2), in May he played 3 games for Chalons-Reims (ProB).
Etilopy was a member of French U19 National Team back in 2007. He represented France at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia). Etilopys team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.0ppg.
He is energetic and extremely physical PF/C who loves to play above the rim. Runs the floor very well and gets as high as any player with his combination of speed, length, and athleticism. At 6?10 has excellent agility and quickness to move up and down the court and very effective on both ends. A devastating shot-blocker with great rebounding effectiveness and post scoring ability.



Intervew with Kene Obi - by Serafim Karaiskakis

Nigerian Center Kene Obi (218-C-88, college: Oklah.Baptist) from De Paul (NCAA) gave an interview to Eurobasket.com:

You have been selected to play in the well known De paul, What you remember from that period?

It was a very unforgettable period while I was in De Paul and the most vivid memory is the day we beat Cincinnati in the First round on Big East tournament after having losing streak. It was a good feeling, we felt like we won the Big East championship.

Why a coach should sign you in his team, whats your strengths?

I am a big defense presence underneath the basket. I have the ability to change a game with my size and strength.

Who is the coach you want to Thank and why?

There are many coaches and individuals with my basketball experience that have helped me in many ways, maybe coaching or advising. I just want to thank everyone that has helped me out from the first time I started playing ball, I do appreciate all their help. I am thankful for this opportunity to let them know I appreciate everything they have done for me.

Which country will you prefer to play pro basketball?

The country does not matter so much. I know I will survive and succeed in any country.

Nigeria produces many players that last years and there are some with good career in NBA and in top European leagues. Who in your opinion is the best Nigerian player?

There are many good Nigerian players with great potential out there. Hakeem Olajuwon has been the greatest, in my opinion. But there are a lot of Nigerian players out there that have the potential to be like him.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend most of my spare time reading, working out and playing ball, and enjoying my friends company. Sometimes I use my free time to call and chat with my family back home in Nigeria.

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Dominique Sutton will not stay with Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Chalon decided not to keep Dominique Sutton (195-F-86, college: N.C.Central). The French team invited the forward for a try-out period some time ago. However his performance did not satisfy the coaching staff and they opted not to sign a deal with the player. Dominique Sutton is looking to start his pro career. The forward graduated from the North Carolina Central University this year. He posted 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his senior season. He was named into All-MEAC 1st Team. Dominique Sutton also made it into NABC Division I All-District 15 2nd Team. Sutton started his college career in Kansas State University back in 2008. The forward participated at AirTran Orlando Summer League this year. He notched 4.7 points and 3.3 boards per game for the Orlando Magic


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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Ratiopharm - s.Oliver Baskets 95-88
Oct. 13: Bayreuth - Neckar L'burg 94-82
Oct. 13: LTi 46ers - Bremerhaven 80-114
Oct. 13: EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers 79-60
Oct. 14: Art.Dragons - Brose Baskets 78-72
Oct. 14: TBB Trier - Fraport SKY 78-59
Oct. 13: NY Phantoms - Telekom Baskets 66-83
Oct. 14: ALBA - Phoenix Hagen 109-67
Oct. 15: MBC - B.Muenchen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.21.0 
 2. Taylor, Neckar L.20.0 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm19.8 
 4. Staiger, Neckar L.18.0 
 5. Brooks, LTi 46ers18.0 
 6. Chubb, EWE Baskets17.3 
 7. Taylor, Art.Dragons15.8 
 8. Ray, Ratiopharm15.5 
 9. Haynes, Art.Dragons15.0 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.8 
 2. Gordon, Phoenix8.0 
 3. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.0 
 4. McGhee, Bayreuth7.8 
 5. Ewing Jr., Teleko.7.7 
 6. NaNa, NY Phantoms7.5 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm7.5 
 8. Homan, B.Muenchen7.3 
 9. Boone, s.Oliver.7.3 
 10. Ford, Brose Bask.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.7 
 2. Joyce, EWE Baskets5.3 
 3. Harris, LTi 46ers5.3 
 4. Rice, B.Muenchen4.7 
 5. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.7 
 6. Jones, Fraport SKY4.0 
 7. Bailey, Bayreuth4.0 
 8. Bell, Phoenix Hagen3.8 
 9. Jacobsen, Brose B.3.7 
 10. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jacob BURTSCHI
  Bremerha.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.8 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.2.3 
 3. Jones, Fraport SKY1.8 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 5. King, s.Oliver.1.5 
 6. Valters, Art.Drag.1.5 
 7. Mitchell, NY Phant.1.3 
 8. Burrell, EWE B.1.3 
 9. Bell, Phoenix Hagen1.3 
 10. Curry, MBC1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm3.3 
 2. Zirbes, Brose B.2.0 
 3. Homan, B.Muenchen2.0 
 4. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.7 
 6. Turek, Neckar L.1.3 
 7. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 8. Ford, Brose Baske.1.3 
 9. Boateng, NY Phant.1.3 
 10. Frease, Walter T.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: ETB Wohnbau - NBC 83-89
Oct. 13: Leipzig - Heidelberg 80-86
Oct. 13: Cuxhaven - Gotha 77-66
Oct. 13: Crailsheim - Goettingen 76-69
Oct. 13: Vechta - Karlsruhe 73-82
Oct. 13: Jena - Chemnitz 63-73
Oct. 14: Ehingen - Duesseldorf 57-76
Oct. 14: Kirchheim - Finke Baskets 119-115 OT


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Brazelton, NBC22.3 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.8 
 3. Barker, Jena20.7 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.5 
 5. Jost, Finke Baske.20.3 
 6. Richardson, Karls.18.3 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.17.5 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena17.3 
 9. Simon, Leipzig16.8 
 10. Thompson, NBC16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  NBC
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Thompson, NBC11.0 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 3. Dennis, Finke B.9.5 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.8 
 5. Richardson, Karls.8.8 
 6. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 7. Unterluggaue., Ehi.8.0 
 8. Jones, Chemnitz8.0 
 9. Baker, Gotha7.5 
 10. Henley, ETB W.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets8.0 
 2. Smith, Gotha6.5 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz6.0 
 4. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 5. Williams, Vechta6.0 
 6. Phillips, Goetting.6.0 
 7. Brazelton, NBC5.5 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen5.3 
 9. Barker, Jena5.0 
 10. Cook, ETB Wohnbau4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim3.5 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen3.0 
 3. Pratt, Cuxhaven2.8 
 4. Williams, Vechta2.3 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.3 
 6. Sargent, Heidelberg2.0 
 7. Aud, Finke Baskets2.0 
 8. Jost, Finke Baske.2.0 
 9. Reyes-N., Jena2.0 
 10. Johnson, Duessel.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan DE MICHAEL
  NBC
  (205-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. De Michael, NBC2.0 
 2. Thompson, NBC1.5 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.5 
 4. Lathan, Gotha1.3 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Menck, Karlsruhe1.0 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 
 8. Harris, Goettingen0.8 
 9. Adomaitis, Jena0.7 
 10. Aquino, Finke B.0.7 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Rist Wedel 3-0 
 2. Schwelm 3-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 2-1 
 4. Herten Lions 2-1 
 5. SU Medien 2-1 
 6. Hannover 1-2 
 7. Dorsten 1-2 
 8. MTV Wolfenbuettel 1-2 
 9. Wulfen 1-2 
 10. Recklinghausen 1-2 
 11. Oldenburg 1-2 
 12. Stahnsdorf 0-3 
Group South
 1. Dragons 3-0 
 2. Hanau 3-0 
 3. Weissenhorn 3-0 
 4. Fraport SKY II 2-1 
 5. Langen 2-1 
 6. Licher Baeren 2-1 
 7. Konstanz 1-2 
 8. Dresden 1-2 
 9. Leitershofen 1-2 
 10. Bayer Giants 0-3 
 11. Noerdlingen 0-3 
 12. TSV Troester 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

North

Oct. 13: Wulfen - SU Medien 95-83
Oct. 13: Dorsten - Recklinghausen 92-79 OT
Oct. 13: BSW Sixers - Hannover 81-77
Oct. 13: Herten Lions - Oldenburg 77-82
Oct. 13: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Schwelm 64-79
Oct. 14: Stahnsdorf - Rist Wedel 53-61

South

Oct. 13: Langen - Bayer Giants 87-85
Oct. 14: TSV Troester - Weissenhorn 77-93
Oct. 13: Dragons - Licher Baeren 72-58
Oct. 13: Konstanz - Hanau 66-95
Oct. 13: Leitershofen - Dresden 62-84
Oct. 13: Fraport SKY II - Noerdlingen 101-96 OT


German ProB round 3 best performance: Christopher Jones - by Eurobasket News

American guard Christopher Jones (183-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Dorsten, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old player got a double-double of 16 points and 15 assists, while his team beat Recklinghausen (1-2) in overtime 92-79. Dorsten is placed at 7th position in German ProB. Dorsten is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. Jones turned to be Dorsten's top player in his first season with the team. Former Prairie View A&M University star has very solid stats this year. Jones is league's best passer with 10.3apg. Jones is in league's top in and averages impressive 3.0spg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Robert Franklin (195-F-81) of Recklinghausen. Franklin had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Recklinghausen lost that overtime game 79-92 to Dorsten (1-2). 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. Franklin is one of the most experienced players at Recklinghausen and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Anthony Young (200-C-89) of Wulfen (#9). Young got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Wulfen, leading his team to a 95-83 win against SU Medien (#5, 2-1). The chances of Wulfen not to end season at such low position in North, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Young could try to bring Wulfen's a little bit higher in the standings. Young has individually a great season in Germany. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.3ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 13.7rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jared Benson (208-C-89) of Dresden - 30 points and 10 rebounds
5. Alejo Rodriguez (203-C-88) of Dragons - 16 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Brandon Hogg (186-G-89) of Noerdlingen - 34 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91) of Fraport SKY II - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Antonio Houston (196-G/F-88) of Wulfen - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jack Eggleston (203-PF-88) of Bayer Giants - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91) of Fraport SKY II - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Borgia M'Bala joins Aschersleben Tigers - by Daniel Poerschke

French guard/forward Borgia M'Bala (191-G, agency: Scorers1st Sportmanagement) has joined 1. Regionalliga North club Aschersleben Tigers. In his first game yesterday against Magdeburg, M'Bala scored 13 points. M'Bala graduated from Bluefield College (NAIA) in Virginia this summer. Last season he averaged 12.2ppg, 3.0rpg, while shooting 38% from three-point range in 35 games. Aschersleben will be his first pro team. Head Coach Kamil Piechucki hopes that M'Bala will help his team with outside shooting.


Brian Harper Doesnt Need An Extra Dose Of Kappes Reedisch Fueling TBB Trier Past The Fraport Skyliners 78-59 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

There are so many things to watch during a basketball game like the switching defenses, the various set plays a team possesses, how players play away from the ball, or boxing out underneath the hoop. Then again there are less important things to observe on the court like how often a player might yawn during the course of a game, how silly mascots can be on the sidelines, which cheerleader moves the best or which two players would win that smiling contest. Sometimes that smiling moment arises when two players joust and then make up flashing their whities. In the last years, the Beko BBL has been blessed with smiling basketball champions like a Michael Hakim Jordan, Titus Ivory or Immanuel Mcelroy. All three could have a career after basketball posing for Colgate tooth paste commercials. Another player that has that tender gregarious smile is Canadian Jermaine Bucknor of TBB Trier. Bucknor played his first four professional seasons in France, but in the last two years graced the basketball floors in the Beko BBL with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners and last season with the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. Last season, he was unable to play against Frankfurt with Wurzburg, but with Trier he got that chance to play against his former team. It is always pleasant to play their ex team and Bucknor was as focused as Peyton Manning will be when he faces against his ex team Indianapolis Colts or Tim Tebow is when he will play against his former team Denver Broncos. I like seeing my ex players. I think its great seeing them play against and is one of the great sides of sports that binds people. You have a better understanding with some than with others. When I returned back to Ludwigsburg last season, I was happy to see that guys were happy to see me. It shows me that I did a good job there with them and they respected me, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. Bucknor was all smiles after the siren sounded being the spark plug from the bench steering 13 points, but gets sad when the Fraport Skyliners lose also. It was great playing against Frankfurt again. It was great playing against Tez and Marius Nolte again. I really enjoyed my time in Frankfurt. I always want to win, but it hurts when I see other teams beat Frankfurt. My wife and I always cheer for Frankfurt. I am a spark plug and am one of the older guys in Trier so I have to be a leader, stressed TBB Trier forward Jermaine Bucknor. It was nice seeing Bucknor. It was a lot different than playing against him in practice. He gave them good minutes off the bench and was aggressive on offense and defense, added Fraport Skyliner Quantez Robertson.

One player that gave the Fraport Skyliners fits all day long and mismatch problems was 206cm forward Brian Harper (206-F/G-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Paine) who is listed at 83 kilos, but seemed more like he had roamed the desert of Sudan for some weeks without food. Harper reminded one of a slim Malick Badiane, but despite his slender stature, he played like a well nourished beast. A food speciality in Trier in Kappes Reedisch which is a type of German dish Sauerkraut with mashed potatoes and Kassler meat. Harper may have looked like his body needed energy, but it didnt as he produced 16 points and hauled down 10 rebounds often making Danilo Barthel and Dion Dowell look in their rear view window for their jock strap as his first step was like a lightening bolt. I have always been thin and I can eat what I want. I use my strength to my advantage with my length and athletic ability. I played very aggressive today, stressed Paine (NCAA2) alumnist Brian Harper. I kid him all the time about how skinny he is and that he should go to the weight room. He is a great player that is very effective on the court and knows how to use his body to his advantage. Those are the skinniest legs that I have ever seen, added TBB Trier forward Nate Linhart. I knew that he would be aggressive. He is a stretch four player that likes to attack, commented Fraport Skyliner guard Johnathan Jones.

The Fraport Skyliners played a solid first half battling against the constant pressure and intensity by TBB Trier being behind only 35-34, but fell completely apart in the second half like a beautiful snow sculputure when a mid February day in Chicago reaches 60 degrees. TBB Trier outscored the Fraport Skyliners in the second half 43-25 leading by as many as 23 points. The Fraport Skyliners came out sluggish in the third quarter, while TBB Trier put up the energy lever 3 gears and the Fraport Skyliners simply had no cure against their offensive fire power and defensive brutality. We let it go in the third quarter. We simply played out of system. They hit tough shots. I dont think it was so much them, but more us as we got out of our system. We gave up too many offensive rebounds losing many of the 50/50 balls. They showed that they are a very good defensive team. They got us out of rhythm and never let us regain it. This was the first team that I have seen double team as much in the German league, stressed Skyliner guard Devin Gibson. It was the first home victory of the season for TBB Trier and they displayed something on offense and defense that each team is striving to have each game. This was a great team effort. We have proven in the early going that a different guy can lead us each game. That will make us very dangerous. Our defense also did a great job. I think that we are a better defensive team this season. We can cover more ground and be more aggressive because we are so long and quick, warned Nate Linhart.

Before TBB Trier and the Fraport Skyliners commenced the jump ball there was so much interesting things to observe during the warmups. The Fraport Skyliner German three amigos of Danilo Barthel, Johannes Vogtmann and Konstantin Klein were seen taking in the atmosphere in the Trier arena seats, New Skyliner Ted Scott was seen doing his role as water boy carrying Skyliner supplies into the arena from the team bus. Ted Scott and Larry Wright also seemed a bit miffed at the score board seeing strange basketball names as the arena still had the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig roster up. Basketball expert Steven Clauss had a long chat with TBB Trier head coah Henrik Rodls dad Helmut. Vogtmann and Barthel later had a very brief chat with TBB Trier German Mathis Monninghoff and Bucknor had a chat with his ex teammates Skyliner captain Marius Nolte and Quantez Robertson. 3,100 people wanted to see the game as the Fraport Skyliners were without American Devin Gibson and Konstantin Klein while TBB Trier had to play without DRagan Dojcin. The Fraport Skyliners got on the board first as Larry Wright hit his first shot, but that was quickly forgotten as TBB Trier raced out on a 5-0 run as Andreas Seiferth made a nice move past Zach Peacock finishing with his left hand and American Jarrett Howell nailed a three pointer. Peacock tied the scorer with a spot up jumper for the 5-5 tie, but then it was Harper who gave the Fraport Skyliners an introduction to his amazing first step as he blew into the lane making a layup. Barry Stewart then connected on a catch and pop jumper as TBB Trier led 9-6. Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin then inserted new player Ted Scott who was tops corer in Poland in 2010-2011 avergaing 25 points per game and last season won the league title in Portugal with Benefica Lisabon and ex Skyliner Seth Doliboa. He didn t hesitate long nailing his first shot and showing a real shooters stroke tying the game at 9-9. He was a tough player and talented shooter. You could tell right away that he is a scorer, stressed Brian Harper. Scott then scored inside for Frankfurt lead 11-9. TBB Trier then went on a 5-0 run as Harper scored again using his lightning speed and Bastian Doreth hit a jumper for the 16-11 lead. Frankfurt rebounded with a Wright three pointer and dunk by Peacock at the buzzer as TBB Trier led slightly 18-16. TBB Trier could have been up by six points if Harper hadnt missed four free throws. TBB Trier played very dynamic and found success with the penetration while the Fraport Skyliners went inside and finished from outside, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. TBB Trier was shooting 78% from the field and 67% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 43% from the field and 43% from outside. TBB Trier had the slight rebound edge 7-6, but five turnovers and Frankfurt three turnovers.

The second quarter remained very tight. Mathis Monninghof started the scoring with a lay in, but Skyliner Zach Peacock went on a 4-0 run to knot the score at 20-20 with two free throws and a reverse layup where he easily went by Vitalis Chicoko and he got no help on the baseline. The Fraport Skyliners then had their shining moment going on a 9-2 run to lead 29-22 as new Skyliner Ted Scott scored eight unanswered points as he proved he can score in bunches as he hit back to back three pointers and a pull up jumper at the free throw line. Despite this burts of Skyliner energy, it seemed like TBB Trier head coach Henrik Rodl had the right touch all day long inserting the right players at the right time to counter the Skyliner run. He brought in ex Skyliner Jermaine Bucknor that led his team on a 6-0 run as TBB Trier trailed only 29-28. Bucknor made a nifty double pump fingertip role lay in and got to the free throw line twice. Linhart also scored inside with his left hand. Jones then had the hot end in the latter half of the second quarter dropping a bomb from the corner and scoring inside as Frankfurt led 34-31. However Frankfurt couldnt hold TBB Trier as they closed out the quarter with a mini 4-0 run as Bucknor hit a mid distance jumper and Harper made a tip in at the buzzer as TBB Trier led 35-34 at halftime. Both teams were shooting very well. Frankfurt did agood job limiting TBB Trier to one offensive rebound, but at the same time had too many turnovers with 10. Frankfurt got a needed boost from Scott and were getting points from outside while Trier was inside, added basketball expert Steven Clauss. TBB Trier was shooting 59% from the field and 33% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 46% from the three point line. The Fraport Skyliners had the 15-10 rebound advantage, but 10 turnovers while TBB Trier had six turnovers.

The third quarter was the turning point of the game as TBB Trier completely took apart the Fraport Skyliners as TBB Trier head coach Henrik Rodl found the right words, while the Skyliner players werent able to take his formula and make dividends on the court. TBB Trier quickly sped out on a 8-0 run leading 43-36. TBB Trier scored four times inside as the Fraport Skyliners were a liability down low. Stewart scored first with no help defense around and then it was Harper twice inside as Dowell couldnt give any defensive resistance. Seiferth then scored inside. Scott then made his finest hoop of game making a spin move on the wing and finishing with a floater as Frankfurt trailed 43-36. TBB Trier continued to keep up the pressure closing out the third quarter on a 17-6 run to lead more than comfortably 60-42 after three quarters. TBB Trier continued to demonstrate that many could score in bunches. Stewart nailed a catch and pop shot that was more than contested and then scored inside with ease. Bucknor nailed a three pointer and also finished inside. Stewart seemed to have a great touch as he nailed another contested three pointer and Chicoko scored inside on a second chance. This was the quarter of Trier as they limited Frankfurt too only eight points. Frankfurt let up six offensive rebounds. The young guns were doing a good job off the bench for TBB Trier. Bucknor was the sparkplug for TBB Trier, stressed Steven Clauss. We wanted to come out with more energy and put our foot on the gas. We made the extra pass on offense and on defense had good rotations on post players and closed out their shooters, added Brian Harper. TBB Trier was shooting 53% from the field and 42% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 40% from the field and 38% from the parking lot. TBB Trier regained the rebound battle 26-21 and had only seven turnovers while Frankfurt had only 15.

It didnt get any better for the Fraport Skyliners in the fourth quarter as TBB Trier was able to extend their lead to 23 points. The nicest play of the game was also the first score of the fourth quarter as Bastian Doreth fed Vitalis Chicoko for a perfect ally-op dunk. Muli Katzurin then inserted Johannes Voigtmann as he made his Beko BBL debut. He made a beautiful pass form the low post finding Jones for an open three pointer, but Frankfurt still trailed 63-45. Monnighoff then nailed a three pointer and chicoko scored inside with his left hand as TBB Trier led 69-46. The Fraport Skyliners were fighting, but everything was working for TBB Trier in the second half as all they could do was looking on helplessly. The Fraport Skyliners then made a mini comeback that seemed unnoticed as time was running out Frankfurt cut the TBB Trier lead from 69-46 to 71-56. Scott hit a three pointer, Jones a three pointer, Peacock dunked getting a no look pass from Scott and Wright scored inside. But that was all that the Fraport Skyliners had left in their gas tank as TBB Trier closed out the game with a 7-3 run. Howell who ahd been pretty quiet made a nice studder step moved to his right and made an off balance shot and Seiferth dunked as Harper gave him the perfect no look feed. Barthel closed out the game with a high rainbow shot. We did a good job containing their three point shooters. Coach had told us that Frankfurt was one of the most dangerous three point shooting teams. We also contained Peacock making every basket difficult, stressed Nate Linhart. We played good defense in the first half, but in the second half we couldnt handle their pressure. If one man got beat, we needed to rotate which we didnt do; stressed Johnathan Jones.

TBB Trier was led by Brian Harper with 16 points and ten rebounds. Jermaine Bucknor produced 13 points. Barry Stewart added 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Ted Scott with 20 points. Zach peacock added 14 points and five rebounds. Johnathan Jones contributed 11 points. Despite the loss, Scott had a lot of energy after the game and is ure that he will help the Fraport Skyliners. I try to get each guy involved. I am the raw raw guy trying o keep all on the same page. I can get vocal during games. Teams cant really get enough of it. We just have to stay together and bring more energy and bring it for a full game. We will be ready in the next game, warned Ted Scott. TBB Trier shot 52% from the field and 39% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners shot only 38% from the field and 36% from outside. The Fraport Skyliners did win the rebound fight 34-32, but still got hammered inside losing the points in the paint battle 42-16 and had 19 turnovers. We didnt crash the boards as a team. We did a good job in the first half. WE lost many 50/50 balls. It is important that we capitalize on that since we arent that big, warned Johnathan Jones. The Fraport Skyliners next play the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven October 21st at 17:00.




Jacob Burtschi (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) Containing Ryan Brooks Was High On Our To Do List In Giessen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) is a 28 year old 198cm forward from Chickasha, Oklahoma who is playing his first season with the Bremerhaven Eisbaeren. He played as a rookie for Phoenix Hagen in 2010-2011 averaging 14.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, Steals-3 (1.5spg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 44.2%, FT: 82.2%. He played at the Air Force from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 35 games averaging 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 39.0%, FT: 77.3%. He had offers to play in the NBA, but served in the Air Force the last three years and could only play club ball. Some achievements that he got in the NCAA were All-MWC Honorable Mention -05, MWC Regular Season Runner-Up -06, All-MWC 2nd Team -06, 07, NABC All-NCAA District 13 2nd Team -07, and NIT Final Four -07. Last season he played for CAI Zaragoza (Spain-ACB, starting five): 9 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg; left in Nov.'11, in Dec.'11 moved to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL): German League: 22 games: 8.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 87.5%; EuroCup: 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg. He spoke to Eurobasket after the soothing 114-80 win in Giessen.

Congrats on the 114-80 win in Giessen. How tough has the three game losing streak been?

It was tough to sleep at night. We finally played some good basketball against Giessen. We played a lot better tonight, but there are still things that we need to work on on defense.

It was very hard to believe that the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were 0-3 before the win in Giessen. What was different tonight?

It had a lot to do with the way we started this game. We lost the first three games because we were unable to come out with energy. We came out with energy in Giessen instead of waiting five minutes to get started like we did in the first three games.

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 71% from the field and from outside at halftime. After 40 minutes it was 72% from the field and 59% from outside. Was that shooting practice tonight?

I would have to say yes. However many guys hit tough shots, but we finally also started knocking down open shots which we didnt do in the past.


Scott Morrison controlled the first quarter inside. Would you agree that he is a type of player that you can throw the ball anywhere near the rim and he will be able to capitalize on making points?

Yes he can. It is funny,that he broke his nose, because he has a good nose for the ball. He has very good hands and we know that we can make difficult passes and we know that he will come up with it.

What was key in the second quarter for opening up the game and getting a big lead?

We kept pushing the ball and bringing pressure. We also did a good job containing the top scorer of the Beko BBL Ryan Brooks which was high on our to do list in Giessen.


Small Giessen point guard Dijuan Harris gave Bremerhaven problems all night long ending as game top scorer with 23 points. He seems like a pest. Who does he remind you of?

It is hard to say who he reminds me of, but not a pest. He is more like a jack Russell terror. He is a guy with much energy and never quits. I give my hat off to him for a great game.

You made two nice steals in one quarter and on one coming between a pass and going coast to coast for a dunk. How much did that play remind you of a Tez steal?

Yes that was like Tez. I wish he had been here to see that. If Frankfurt would have been on the court, I would have pointed my finger at him and said that is how it is done.


Stanley Burrell played a solid game, but there were two plays where he showed his one on one talent making two difficult contested fade away jumpers from the corner. I am sure that head coach Doug Spradley doesnt like to see too much of that from his point guard?

Coach doesnt like to see too much of that, but Stan can make those plays. Coach lets him take advantage of that, because there are times when he can do that.

When observing Stan ley Burrell, you can see that he likes to talk with his eyes. Is that a way how he motivates the team?

Yes he can motivate like that. Stan is a very outgoing, outspoken guy. He is able to get us going, but that is his job as a point guard. Sometimes he doesnt need to talk, but just look at him and see the fire in his eyes.

Have you ever had two steals in one quarter where you went coast to coast in the Beko BBL?

I think I did it with Phoenix Hagen.

You said prior to the Giessen game that Bremerhaven still needed to tweak things on defense. Was that done despite giving up 80 points?

We did a good job communicating, rotating and boxing out. We did let up 80 points and still have a lot to tweak on defense.

Do you remember winning games with Hagen or Frankfurt with 7 guys scoring in double figures?

No I dont. Every one shot well. We almost had nine guys in double figures with Anthony Canty who was close.

Will Jermaine Raffington by beer for the players since he made the 100th point?

He will have to and we wont let him forget it.

What advice can you give Fraport Skyliner captain Marius Nolte for playing against Eisbaeren center Scott Morrison?

All I can say for Marius is Alter. That is locker room talk and he knows what I mean.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Rock with Sean Connery.

Thanks Jacob for the chat.




ProA Round 4: Duesseldorf Baskets hand first defeat to Ehingen/Urspringschule - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in ProA, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Ehingen/Urspringschule (3-1) in Allmendingen on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by Duesseldorf Baskets (3-1) 76-57. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ehingen/Urspringschule. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-1 record before this meeting. Duesseldorf Baskets forced 20 Ehingen/Urspringschule turnovers. American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) fired 22 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Sebastian Greene (203-84, college: Fordham) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Malik Mueller (188-94) produced 14 points and 4 assists for lost side. Duesseldorf Baskets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Ehingen/Urspringschule. Duesseldorf Baskets is looking forward to face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#7) and is hoping to win this game.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Gotha was defeated by Cuxhaven in a road game 77-66. Crailsheim beat Goettingen at home 76-69. Karlsruhe won against Vechta on the opponent's court 82-73. ETB Wohnbau unfortunately lost to NBC in a home game 83-89. Heidelberg managed to beat Leipzig on the road 86-80. Jena was defeated by Chemnitz on its own court 63-73.
The best stats of 4th round was 29 points and 9 assists by Guy Aud of Finke Baskets.


Kirchheim - Finke Baskets 119-115 OT

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Top scorers:
Finke Baskets: G.Aud 29+3reb+9ast, M.Fleischmann 27+4reb+1ast, M.Jost 21+8reb, S.Dennis 19+9reb+7ast, J.Adams 12+2reb+2ast, V.Kittmann 4+1reb+1ast
Kirchheim: R.Tomasevic 23+2ast, M.Smallwood 22+6reb+2ast, C.Alexander 19+2reb+4ast, C.Land 17+3reb, C.Brooks 15+2reb+5ast, S.Adeberg 14+4reb+2ast
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Ehingen - Duesseldorf 57-76

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Ehingen/Urspringschule (3-1) in Allmendingen on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by Duesseldorf Baskets (3-1) 76-57. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ehingen/Urspringschule. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-1 record before this meeting. Duesseldorf Baskets forced 20 Ehingen/Urspringschule turnovers. American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) fired 22 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Sebastian Greene (203-84, college: Fordham) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Duesseldorf Baskets players scored in double figures. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Malik Mueller (188-94) produced 14 points and 4 assists and American forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Duesseldorf Baskets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Ehingen/Urspringschule. Duesseldorf Baskets is looking forward to face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: M.Mueller 14+2reb+4ast, A.Calvin 11+5reb+2ast, J.Anderson 9+2reb+1ast, V.Matthews 8+1reb+4ast, K.Diouf 5+3reb+1ast, K.Ogbe 4+1ast
Duesseldorf: G.Johnson 22+4reb+5ast, K.Chones 15+1reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 11+3reb+4ast, P.Flomo 10+3reb, S.Greene 10+8reb+3ast, M.Petric 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 184370


Cuxhaven - Gotha 77-66

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Cuxhaven BasCats and 12th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha had identical 1-2 record. This time Cuxhaven BasCats used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Gotha 77-66 on Saturday night. Oettinger Rockets Gotha was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-10 charge of Cuxhaven BasCats, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Monyea Pratt (195-85, college: Stillman) fired 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Jeremiah Kelly (182, college: De Paul) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Five Cuxhaven BasCats players scored in double figures. Cuxhaven BasCats' coach Krists Plendiskis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Trayvon Lathan (201-84, college: Chowan, agency: Elite Talent Exchange) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Cuxhaven BasCats (2-2) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Oettinger Rockets Gotha lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth position with three games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face higher ranked Kirchheim Knights (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against the league's second-placed Duesseldorf Baskets (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Gotha: T.Baker 18+7reb, T.Lathan 16+4reb+4ast, L.Niebuhr 11+7reb+1ast, A.Kuppe 9+2reb+1ast, J.Lipke 8+3reb+3ast, A.Smith 2+5reb+2ast
Cuxhaven: M.Pratt 16+8reb+4ast, J.Dunbar 14+3reb+1ast, J.Kelly 13+3reb+4ast, S.Thomas 11+1reb, E.Harris 11+7reb, M.Rockmann 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 184371


Crailsheim - Goettingen 76-69

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (2-2) defeated at home much higher ranked BG Goettingen (3-1) 76-69 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BG Goettingen won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crailsheim Merlins dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to BG Goettingen's 32. American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) fired 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Five Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures. Center Michael Wenzl (209-91) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist) added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Crailsheim Merlins will face league's leader BG Karlsruhe on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. BG Goettingen will play against USC Leipzig and be promoted back to the BBL just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: M.Wenzl 17+13reb, R.Harris 17+3reb, A.Hitchens 12+1reb+2ast, S.Phillips 8+8reb+9ast, M.Grimaldi 7+6reb+3ast, B.Davis 5+5reb+1ast
Crailsheim: D.Coleman 16+9reb+8ast, J.Moore 14+12reb+3ast, H.Johnson 14+4reb, B.Lischka 14+5reb, M.Rose 11+6reb+5ast, J.Buck 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 184376


Vechta - Karlsruhe 73-82

Very expected game when bottom-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (0-3) was defeated at home by third ranked BG Karlsruhe (3-1) 82-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-73. SC Rasta Vechta was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) fired 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) chipped in 22 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) produced 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Flavio Stuckemann (187-85) added 17 points respectively for lost side. SC Rasta Vechta's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BG Karlsruhe keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still closes the standings with three games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face Crailsheim Merlins (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against NBC (#4) in Nurnberg and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vechta: F.Stuckemann 17+2reb+2ast, R.Williams 14+6reb+8ast, C.Hassan 13+5reb, B.Fumey 8+3reb+1ast, J.Scott 8+3reb+1ast, A.Rudowitz 7+4reb+2ast
Karlsruhe: D.Richardson 22+3reb+1ast, R.Roessler 17+7reb+2ast, N.Menck 14+1ast, J.Black 9+10reb+3ast, J.Harris 9+4reb+2ast, E.Vierneisel 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184375


ETB Wohnbau - NBC 83-89

Very predictable result in Essen where sixth ranked NBC (3-1) beat 11th ranked ETB Wohnbau (1-3) 89-83 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ETB Wohnbau won fourth quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ETB Wohnbau was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Tyrone Brazelton (185-86, college: W.Kentucky) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American power forward Ryan De Michael (205-77, college: Tenn-Martin) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. NBC's coach Martin Ides allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Terren Harbut (198-83, college: Ohio) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and forward Fabian Franke (198-88, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. NBC keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. ETB Wohnbau lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with three games lost. NBC will face SC Rasta Vechta (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ETB Wohnbau will play against BV Chemnitz 99 and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: M.Buljevic 17+3reb+2ast, F.Franke 17+4reb+2ast, T.Harbut 17+6reb+3ast, L.Stutz 14+5reb+1ast, J.Henley 8+11reb+1ast, A.Cook 5+4reb+5ast
NBC: T.Brazelton 21+5reb+2ast, L.Fabrizius 16+3reb, R.De Michael 14+10reb+1ast, R.Thompson 14+7reb+1ast, W.Chavis 9+2reb+2ast, C.Abercrombie 8+6reb
gschID: 184374


Leipzig - Heidelberg 80-86

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (0-4) was defeated at home by eighth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (2-1) 86-80 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. MLP Academics Heidelberg forced 23 USC Leipzig turnovers. Canadian guard Tristan Blackwood (183-85) fired 9 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Power forward Oliver Komarek (210-86) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) added 16 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. Four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. MLP Academics Heidelberg moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted USC Leipzig still closes the standings with four games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will face higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#5) in Allmendingen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. USC Leipzig will play on the road against BG Goettingen (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: N.Khartchenkov 24+2reb+2ast, C.Gadley 19+11reb, W.Simon 16+10reb+2ast, H.Marshall 10+3reb+3ast, K.Schaffartzik 5+2reb+3ast, K.Kranz 2+1reb
Heidelberg: O.Komarek 16+6reb, K.Kuhn 10+7reb, K.Barth 10+4reb+4ast, T.Blackwood 9+5reb+8ast, C.Sargent 9+4reb, J.Heindel 9+5reb+5ast
gschID: 184369


Jena - Chemnitz 63-73

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked BV Chemnitz 99 and 13th ranked Science City Jena had identical 1-2 record. But Science City Jena was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Chemnitz 73-63 on Saturday night. BV Chemnitz 99 (2-2) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Science City Jena at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will face ETB Wohnbau (#12) in Essen in the next round. Science City Jena will play on the road against Finke Baskets in Paderborn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 184373



ProB Round 3: #1 Spot Up Medien Baskets are defeated by BSV Wulfen - by Eurobasket News

After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProB and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Spot Up Medien Baskets (2-1) on the court of twelfth ranked BSV Wulfen on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by BSV Wulfen 95-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The game was mostly controlled by BSV Wulfen. Spot Up Medien Baskets managed to win fourth quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BSV Wulfen made 30-of-39 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Spot Up Medien Baskets only scored five points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) helped adding 28 points and 6 steals. The best for the losing side was Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Spot Up Medien Baskets' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BSV Wulfen (1-2) left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. Spot Up Medien Baskets at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with BSW Sixers and Herten Lions. BSV Wulfen is looking forward to face league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against the league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of first ranked Herten Lions (2-1) against tenth ranked Oldenburg (1-2) on Saturday night. Host Herten Lions were defeated by Oldenburg in a tough game in Herten 77-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Herten Lions. It was an exceptional evening for forward Alexander Witte (206-90) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Michael Taylor accounted for 19 points and 4 assists. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for Herten Lions in the defeat. Oldenburg left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with BSW Sixers and SU Medien. Oldenburg will play against higher ranked BSW Sixers (#3) in Sandersdorf in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herten Lions will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rhoendorf. Leader host Dragons Rhoendorf (3-0) defeated 3rd placed Licher Baeren (2-1) 72-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Licher Baeren. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. The best player for the winners was Alejo Rodriguez who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nino Valentic who recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 3-0 record, which they share with Weissenhorn and Hanau. Loser Licher Baeren dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with Fraport SKY II and Langen. Dragons Rhoendorf will meet Weissenhorn Youngstars (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Licher Baeren will play against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Noerdlingen (#11) forced the game against Fraport Skyliners II (#5) into an overtime, but lost by five points 96-101. It was a good game for Konstantin Klein who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Fraport Skyliners II (2-1) moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Licher Baeren. Noerdlingen at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Fraport Skyliners II's next round opponent will be Licher Baeren (#6) on the road. Noerdlingen will play against TV 1862 Langen (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Dorsten (1-2) outlasted Recklinghausen (1-2) in overtime by thirteen points 92-79 on Saturday night. It was a great evening for Christopher Jones who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds, 15 assists and 6 steals. Recklinghausen's coach Bill Paterno tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dorsten left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Recklinghausen. Dorsten will face league's leader SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3:
In Group North Rist Wedel won against Stahnsdorf on the opponent's court 61-53. MTV Wolfenbuettel lost to undefeated Schwelm in a home game 64-79. Hannover recorded a loss to BSW Sixers on the road 77-81.
In Group South Langen defeated Bayer Giants on its own court 87-85. Hanau smashed Konstanz in a road game 95-66. Winless TSV Troester lost to undefeated Weissenhorn at home 77-93. Dresden outscored Leitershofen on the opponent's court 84-62.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 32 points and 20 rebounds by Robert Franklin of Recklinghausen.


Group North
Stahnsdorf - Rist Wedel 53-61

Very expected game in Stahnsdorf where bottom-ranked RSV Eintracht (0-3) was defeated by leader SC Rist Wedel (3-0) 61-53 on Sunday. RSV Eintracht was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded RSV Eintracht 41-29 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Fabian Boeke (211-86, college: Washington St.) helped adding 6 points and 16 rebounds. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was center Michael Haucke (210-85) with 10 points and 8 rebounds and forward Tim Modersitzki (197-85) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. SC Rist Wedel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group North leader, which they share with Schwelm. Loser RSV Eintracht still closes the standings with three games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Dorsten (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. RSV Eintracht will play against Hannover Tigers (#6) in Hannover and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: M.Haucke 10+8reb+1ast, T.Grauel 10+2reb, E.Muller 10+1reb+2ast, T.Modersitzki 7+6reb+2ast, D.Hasenkampf 6+6reb, R.Jorch 5+3reb
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 21+1reb, M.Boadu 16+8reb+1ast, D.Hopkins 8+3reb+3ast, F.Boeke 6+16reb, P.Huber-Saffer 5+4reb, I.Akpinar 4
gschID: 185108


MTV Wolfenbuettel - Schwelm 64-79

Rather predictable result when leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (3-0) defeated on the road 7th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (1-2) 79-64 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when SG Schwelmer Baskets's pressure prevailed and they won that period 28-14 extending their advantage to 15 points. It was a great evening for American guard Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 4 assists. Center Sebastian Schroter (207-83) helped adding 11 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Dennis Nawrocki (190-92) with 17 points and swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. SG Schwelmer Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group North leader, which they share with Rist Wedel. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face Spot Up Medien Baskets (#5) in Braunschweig in the next round. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play against Recklinghausen.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: D.Nawrocki 17+2reb+3ast, T.Clark 10+6reb+1ast, J.Hanley 9+2reb+3ast, F.Theis 9+5reb+1ast, H.Knopke 9+5reb+3ast, M.Poeschel 5+1reb+1ast
Schwelm: J.Coles 25+2reb+4ast, D.Hamilton 13+2reb+2ast, S.Schroter 11+8reb+1ast, L.Wendt 10+3reb+2ast, D.Malinowski 8+5reb+3ast, D.Fiorentino 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 185111


Wulfen - SU Medien 95-83

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Spot Up Medien Baskets (2-1) on the court of twelfth ranked BSV Wulfen on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by BSV Wulfen 95-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The game was mostly controlled by BSV Wulfen. Spot Up Medien Baskets managed to win fourth quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BSV Wulfen made 30-of-39 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Spot Up Medien Baskets only scored five points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) helped adding 28 points and 6 steals. The best for the losing side was Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and swingman Brian Wenzel (198-91) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Spot Up Medien Baskets players scored in double figures. Spot Up Medien Baskets' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BSV Wulfen (1-2) left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. Spot Up Medien Baskets at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with BSW Sixers and Herten Lions. BSV Wulfen is looking forward to face league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against the league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 17+9reb+6ast, B.Wenzel 13+6reb+1ast, L.Gertz 13+1reb+2ast, O.Angerstein 12+4reb, J.Wessels 10+4reb, C.Njoya Nken 9+2reb+4ast
Wulfen: A.Young 34+7reb+3ast, A.Houston 28+3reb+2ast, H.Bellscheidt 16+3reb+1ast, P.Gunther 9+2reb+8ast, M.Schulze-Pals 4+2reb, S.Hummelt 3+2reb
gschID: 185110


Dorsten - Recklinghausen 92-79 OT

Dorsten (1-2) outlasted Recklinghausen (1-2) in overtime by thirteen points 92-79 on Saturday night. Recklinghausen was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-22 charge of Dorsten, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 19-6. Dorsten forced 21 Recklinghausen turnovers. Strangely Recklinghausen outrebounded Dorsten 52-34 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Dorsten made 12 blocks. Recklinghausen was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds, 15 assists and 6 steals. Guard John Cadmus (183-85) helped adding 24 points and 5 rebounds. Four Dorsten players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 20 rebounds and the other American import guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Recklinghausen's coach Bill Paterno tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dorsten left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Recklinghausen. Dorsten will face league's leader SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Recklinghausen: R.Franklin 32+20reb+2ast, P.Carney 15+6reb+5ast, B.Wolff 10+5reb, C.Bruns 5+2reb, F.Werner 5+3reb, A.Steed 4+3reb
Dorsten: J.Cadmus 24+5reb+3ast, N.Janoschek 18+4reb, C.Jones 16+8reb+15ast, R.Crews 16+4reb, C.Marquardt 9, G.Hagner 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 185107


BSW Sixers - Hannover 81-77

Everything could happen in Sandersdorf at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked BSW Sixers and 6th ranked Hannover Tigers had identical 1-1 record. This time BSW Sixers used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Hannover 81-77 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hannover Tigers won fourth quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sascha Ahnsehl (186-86) helped adding 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four BSW Sixers players scored in double figures. BSW Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Joel Mondo (186-88, college: USC-Salkahatcie JC) with 21 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and American forward Tyrone Nared (203, college: Oregon) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. BSW Sixers (2-1) moved-up to third place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien and Herten Lions. Loser Hannover Tigers keep the sixth position with two games lost. BSW Sixers will face Oldenburg (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hannover Tigers will play against RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf.
Top scorers:
Hannover: J.Mondo 21+5reb, T.Nared 15+9reb+1ast, M.Williams 9+2reb+7ast, J.Prasuhn 9+5reb+1ast, A.Cook 9+3reb+1ast, J.Lodders 7+8reb+4ast
BSW Sixers: T.Lipke 19+5reb, S.Ahnsehl 17+6reb+4ast, R.Schirmer 16+8reb+3ast, J.Simmons 16+4reb, P.Harrison 5+5reb+1ast, P.Lieser 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 185109


Herten Lions - Oldenburg 77-82

Very important is a home loss of first ranked Herten Lions (2-1) against tenth ranked Oldenburg (1-2) on Saturday night. Host Herten Lions were defeated by Oldenburg in a tough game in Herten 77-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Herten Lions. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-17 Herten Lions' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-77 at the end of the game. It was an exceptional evening for forward Alexander Witte (206-90) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists for the winning side. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) added 10 points and 14 rebounds respectively for Herten Lions in the defeat. Five Herten Lions players scored in double figures. Oldenburg left bottom position moving up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with BSW Sixers and SU Medien. Oldenburg will play against higher ranked BSW Sixers (#3) in Sandersdorf in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herten Lions will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Herten Lions: A.Bowie 20+2reb+2ast, W.Taylor 16+12reb+1ast, T.Schonborn 13+7reb+2ast, F.Sadek 11+2reb+4ast, C.Hackenesch 10+14reb+2ast, B.Larrieu 5+3reb+1ast
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 19+2reb+4ast, A.Witte 18+7reb+3ast, C.Heinrich 11+7reb, P.Albrecht 9+2reb+1ast, S.Kreutzer 8+3reb+3ast, J.Wimberg 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 185106


Group South
Langen - Bayer Giants 87-85

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked TV 1862 Langen (2-1) edged at home bottom-ranked Bayer Giants (0-3) 87-85 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. It was a great evening for American swingman P.J. Reyes (196, college: Charleston Un.) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania) with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Fraport SKY II and Licher Baeren. Loser Bayer Giants still closes the standings with three games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face Noerdlingen (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 26+5reb+6ast, J.Eggleston 24+10reb+4ast, G.Twiehoff 11+7reb+1ast, M.Rass 11+2reb+1ast, M.Brueggemann 9+2reb, O.Legankovas 4+5reb+2ast
Langen: P.Reyes 21+7reb+1ast, T.Jahn 17+5reb+3ast, G.Raebel 13+2reb+1ast, S.Barth 11+7reb+4ast, C.Quarshie 8+2reb+1ast, J.Domdey 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 186847


Konstanz - Hanau 66-95

There was no surprise when 7th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (1-2) was outplayed at home by leader Hanau (3-0) 95-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Hanau led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 assists. Center Marian Schick (204-86) helped adding 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hanau players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Mali forward Oumar Sylla (201-84, college: Richmond) with 17 points and 6 assists and forward Lars-Eric Menck (200-78) scored 12 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. Hanau have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with Weissenhorn and Dragons. Loser ifm Baskets Konstanz keeps the seventh place with two games lost. Hanau will face Leitershofen (#9) in Diedorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Konstanz: O.Sylla 17+4reb+6ast, L.Menck 12+6reb+2ast, M.Nikolic 10+6reb, E.Foth 8+3reb, F.Henningsen 6+3ast, L.Raschka 5+1reb
Hanau: A.Sharda 19+3reb+5ast, L.Sullivan 15, F.Beck 15+1reb+3ast, M.Schick 15+6reb+2ast, M.Voeller 12+6reb+3ast, R.Huelsewede 9+5reb+3ast
gschID: 186849


TSV Troester - Weissenhorn 77-93

No shocking result in a game in Breitenguessbach where leader Weissenhorn Youngstars (3-0) won against bottom-ranked TSV Troester (0-3) 93-77 on Sunday. The game without a history. Weissenhorn Youngstars led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game. TSV Troester was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) helped adding 21 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Deandre Hall (198, college: Texas Southern) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Joerg Dippold (195-92) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Weissenhorn Youngstars have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with Dragons and Hanau. Loser TSV Troester still closes the standings with three games lost. Weissenhorn Youngstars will face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSV Troester will play against Dresden (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: D.Hall 20+6reb+1ast, J.Dippold 17+6reb+2ast, S.Walde 13+1reb+1ast, J.Richter 10+6reb+1ast, D.Taylor 10+2reb+2ast, A.Engel 3+6reb+1ast
Weissenhorn: T.Joenke 22+7reb+5ast, M.Hesson 21+5reb, K.Gausa 17+5reb+2ast, M.Heberlein 13+4reb+2ast, B.Butler 13+3reb+2ast, M.Shtein 3+8reb+3ast
gschID: 186850


Fraport SKY II - Noerdlingen 101-96 OT

Noerdlingen (#11) forced the game against Fraport Skyliners II (#5) into an overtime, but lost by five points 96-101. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Noerdlingen won third quarter 21-19. 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 Noerdlingen used huge pressure winning it 33-24 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 12-17. Fraport Skyliners II brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Noerdlingen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for point guard Konstantin Klein (187-91) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Danilo Barthel (207-91) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks for the winners. American guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) answered with 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Kedrick Johnson (193-83, college: Lee) added 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Noerdlingen. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Fraport Skyliners II (2-1) moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Licher Baeren. Noerdlingen at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Fraport Skyliners II's next round opponent will be Licher Baeren (#6) on the road. Noerdlingen will play against TV 1862 Langen (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: B.Hogg 34+7reb+4ast, S.Schmoll 23+6reb, F.Brutting 14+1reb+1ast, K.Johnson 11+11reb+7ast, J.Eichler 10+4reb+2ast, D.Rastatter 4+3reb
Fraport SKY II: K.Klein 26+6reb+4ast, D.Barthel 18+7reb+5ast, M.Merz 17+5reb+2ast, J.Voigtmann 14+7reb+3ast, N.Vukovic 11+4reb+1ast, T.Oldenburg 10+1ast
gschID: 186845


Leitershofen - Dresden 62-84

There was a minor upset in Diedorf where 8th ranked Leitershofen (1-2) was crushed by tenth ranked Dresden (1-2) 84-62 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Dresden. Leitershofen was better in fourth quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Dresden outrebounded Leitershofen 38-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Alexander Heide (205-91) helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Dresden players scored in double figures. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) with 18 points and the other American import forward Walt Gibler (200, college: Loyola, IL) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Dresden left bottom position moving up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Konstanz and Leitershofen. Dresden will face TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: L.Hughey 18+1reb+3ast, W.Gibler 12+3reb+5ast, P.Wischnewski 10+1reb, R.Froehlich 9+7reb+1ast, A.Chalusiak 4+2reb+1ast, J.Genck 4+3reb+5ast
Dresden: J.Benson 30+10reb, A.Jones 17+1reb+2ast, A.Heide 16+9reb+1ast, J.Boucher 11+5reb+3ast, R.Zobel 6+2reb+1ast, M.von der Wippel 2+2reb
gschID: 186848


Dragons - Licher Baeren 72-58

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rhoendorf. Leader host Dragons Rhoendorf (3-0) defeated 3rd placed Licher Baeren (2-1) 72-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Licher Baeren. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. The game was mostly controlled by Dragons Rhoendorf. Licher Baeren managed to win second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Licher Baeren 44-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nino Valentic (198-90) who recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 3-0 record, which they share with Weissenhorn and Hanau. Loser Licher Baeren dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with Fraport SKY II and Langen. Dragons Rhoendorf will meet Weissenhorn Youngstars (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Licher Baeren will play against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: N.Valentic 15+5reb+2ast, J.Swanson 10+11reb, J.Hirschberg 10+5reb+4ast, J.Jones 8+1reb+2ast, M.Perl 6+3reb+4ast, D.Dorr 6+2reb
Dragons: G.Robinson 17+15reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 16+19reb+3ast, F.Koch 9+1reb+2ast, K.Ekoemeye 9+2reb, T.Eisenberger 9+5reb, E.Tukiss 7+1reb
gschID: 186846



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 24-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 22-2 
 3. Kolossos 17-8 
 4. AGOR 15-10 
 5. Panionios 15-10 
 6. Kavala 13-12 
 7. Aris 11-13 
 8. PAOK 10-15 
 9. KAOD 9-16 
 10. Ikaros 8-16 
 11. Ilysiakos 8-17 
 12. Peristeri GS 8-17 
 13. Marousi 1-23 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 14: Olympiacos - PAOK 89-64
Oct. 14: Kolossos - AGOR 82-80 2OT
Oct. 13: Peristeri GS - Panelefsiniakos 77-75
Oct. 13: Kavala - Ilysiakos 66-68
Oct. 14: KAOD - Panionios 62-64
Oct. 15: Aris - Panathinaikos
Oct. 15: Ikaros - Apollon Patras


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dwight THORNE
  Perister.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Thorne, Perister.26.0 
 2. Tsaldaris, Kolossos22.0 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos21.0 
 4. Petway, AGOR17.0 
 5. Law, Olympiacos17.0 
 6. Zaras, KAOD17.0 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.15.0 
 8. Hatcher, PAOK15.0 
 9. Spanos, Ilysiakos15.0 
 10. Pappas, Panionios14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Palmer, KAOD13.0 
 2. Kanonidis, Periste.10.0 
 3. Nunnally, Kavala9.0 
 4. Georgalis, Kolossos9.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos8.0 
 6. Kommatos, AGOR7.0 
 7. Dorsey, Olympiacos7.0 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos7.0 
 9. Kamp, Panelefsinia.7.0 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alekos PETROULAS
  Perister.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 2. Duvnjak, AGOR5.0 
 3. Tsochlas, AGOR5.0 
 4. Kafkis, Ilysiakos5.0 
 5. Hatcher, PAOK5.0 
 6. Kalaitzis, Kolossos5.0 
 7. Dale, KAOD4.0 
 8. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.0 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.0 
 10. Kalaitzidis, KAOD4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mihalis TSAIRELIS
  PAOK
  (207-F/C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tsairelis, PAOK3.0 
 2. Hatten, Kolossos3.0 
 3. Pappas, Panionios3.0 
 4. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 5. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 6. Sloukas, Olympiacos2.0 
 7. Tsaldaris, Kolossos2.0 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.2.0 
 9. Tsochlas, AGOR2.0 
 10. Scott, Ilysiakos2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petway, AGOR5.0 
 2. Latovic, AGOR2.0 
 3. Langford, Kolossos1.0 
 4. Mavroeidis, Olymp.1.0 
 5. Dorkofikis, Ilysia.1.0 
 6. Michel, KAOD1.0 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Papanikolaou, Pane.1.0 
 9. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.0 
 10. Petroulas, Perist.1.0 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Doxa Lefkadas 1-0 
 2. Ermis Lagkada 1-0 
 3. Filathlitikos 1-0 
 4. Koroivos 1-0 
 5. Lavrio 1-0 
 6. Nea Kifisia 1-0 
 7. Pagrati 1-0 
 8. Agia Paraskevis 0-1 
 9. Aiolos Trikallon 0-1 
 10. Arkadikos 0-1 
 11. Ikaroi Serron 0-1 
 12. Irakleio 0-1 
 13. Niki Volou 0-1 
 14. OFI 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 13: Trikalla - Lavrio 86-88
Oct. 13: Ermis Lagkada - Arkadikos 85-71
Oct. 13: Pagrati - Irakleio 85-66
Oct. 14: Koroivos - OFI 83-62
Oct. 13: Nea Kifisia - Agia Paraskevis 83-59
Oct. 13: Ikaroi Serron - Filathlitikos 77-80
Oct. 13: Doxa Lefkadas - Niki Volou 76-74


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Sokrates GIZOGIANNIS
  Arkad.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Gizogiannis, Arkad.27.0 
 2. Cosic, Koroivos26.0 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.23.0 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.21.0 
 5. Papachristos, Trik.20.0 
 6. Tomic, Koroivos20.0 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.0 
 8. Kaklamanos, Trikal.20.0 
 9. Manousos, Doxa L.19.0 
 10. Georgiadis, Filat.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati13.0 
 2. Manousos, Doxa L.12.0 
 3. Pagonis, Lavrio11.0 
 4. Georgiadis, Filath.11.0 
 5. Saloustros, Filath.10.0 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.10.0 
 7. Mirkovic, Doxa L.10.0 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos10.0 
 9. Angelakopoul., Tri.9.0 
 10. Papachristos, Tri.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Athanasios KARYDAS
  Koroivos
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Karydas, Koroivos8.0 
 2. Moschovitis, Nea K.7.0 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.5.0 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati5.0 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos5.0 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.5.0 
 7. Samothrakis, Filat.4.0 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.4.0 
 9. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.0 
 10. Saloustros, Filat.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thanasis IOAKEIMIDIS
  Ermis L.
  (195-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ioakeimidis, Ermis5.0 
 2. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.0 
 3. Manavopoulos, Agia3.0 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.3.0 
 5. Gikas, Filathlitik.3.0 
 6. Stamos, Niki Volou3.0 
 7. Georgitsis, Ermis3.0 
 8. Liberopoulos, Lavr.2.0 
 9. Psileas, Agia P.2.0 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati3.0 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.2.0 
 3. Psathas, Nea Kifis.2.0 
 4. Bouris, Arkadikos2.0 
 5. Doychinov, OFI2.0 
 6. Giannoulakos, Fila.1.0 
 7. Paschalis, Lavrio1.0 
 8. Antetokoubo, Filat.1.0 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 10. Georgiadis, Filat.1.0 


Div.B Standing

B Standings
North Group
 1. Aias Evosmou 1-0 
 2. Anatolia 1-0 
 3. Ionikos Ionias 1-0 
 4. Iraklis 1-0 
 5. Marousi 1-0 
 6. Stratoni 1-0 
 7. Metamorfosi 0-0 
 8. Doxa Pefkon 0-1 
 9. Egaleo 0-1 
 10. Filippos Veroias 0-1 
 11. Ionikos N.F. 0-1 
 12. MENT 0-1 
 13. Periko/Arhelaos 0-1 
South Group
 1. AEK Athens 1-0 
 2. Aetos 1-0 
 3. Amyntas Dafnis 1-0 
 4. Enosi 1-0 
 5. Holargos 1-0 
 6. Psyhiko 1-0 
 7. Diagoras 0-0 
 8. Doukas 0-1 
 9. Esperos Patras 0-1 
 10. Halkidas 0-1 
 11. Near East 0-1 
 12. Panerythraikos 0-1 
 13. Perama Ermis 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

North

Oct. 14: Marousi - Egaleo 85-61
Oct. 14: Ionikos Ionias - Ionikos N.F. 81-76
Oct. 14: Stratoni - Doxa Pefkon 77-65
Oct. 14: MENT - Iraklis 69-76
Oct. 14: Periko/Arhelaos - Aias Evosmou 69-73
Oct. 14: Anatolia - Filippos Veroias 66-63

South

Oct. 14: Holargos - Near East 99-86
Oct. 14: Psyhiko - Panerythraikos 78-67
Oct. 14: Doukas - Amyntas Dafnis 70-74
Oct. 14: Esperos Patras - AEK Athens 69-76
Oct. 14: Enosi - Halkidas 69-55
Oct. 14: Aetos - Perama Ermis 102-55



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Weert - Den Bosch 86-95
Oct. 13: Rotterdam - Den Helder K. 72-83
Oct. 14: Amsterdam - Groningen 68-89
Oct. 13: Leiden - Zwolle 66-56
Oct. 13: M.Magixx - Leeuwarden 104-100 2OT

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Den Bosch - Leeuwarden
Oct. 20: Leiden - Amsterdam
Oct. 20: Groningen - Rotterdam
Oct. 20: Den Helder K. - M.Magixx
Oct. 21: Zwolle - Weert
Oct. 23: Leeuwarden - Den Helder K.


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Leiden 2 - De Hoppers 95-48
Oct. 13: Red Giants - Almere P. 94-67
Oct. 13: Binnenland - UBALL 87-61
Oct. 12: Rotterdam 2 - Orca's Urk 75-90
Oct. 13: MSV/Zeemacht - Cangeroes 67-73
Oct. 13: De Groene - Almonte 67-51

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 26: BC Apollo 2 - Cangeroes
Oct. 27: Almere P. - Binnenland
Oct. 27: Cangeroes - Red Giants
Oct. 27: Orca''s Urk - Punch
Oct. 27: De Hoppers - MSV/Zeemacht
Oct. 27: UBALL - Rotterdam 2
Oct. 28: BC Apollo 2 - Almonte
Oct. 28: Leiden 2 - De Groene


Eredivisie Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Rotterdam - Den Helder K. 72-83



Rotterdam was better in fourth quarter 26-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Mark Hill (180, college: CS Northridge, agency: Court Side) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Den Helder K. players scored in double figures. The former international forward Daniel Jones (200-79) replied with 22 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rotterdam.


Top scorers:
Den Helder K.: M.Hill 20+3reb+1ast, J.van der List 15+12reb+3ast, Q.Treffers 12+1reb, S.Warren 12+6reb+1ast, P.Bach 9+2reb+6ast, J.van der Kooij 6+1reb
Rotterdam: D.Jones 22+5reb+1ast, A.Miles 12+5reb+3ast, H.Addow 12+4reb+3ast, R.Pijp 8+1ast, G.Slagter 6+2reb+3ast, D.Rigters 4+2reb+1ast


gschID: 193595


Weert - Den Bosch 86-95

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Weert won second period 29-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Den Bosch made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). The other American import guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) contributed with 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Den Bosch players scored in double figures. American point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) replied with 28 points and 7 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Sjors Besseling (198-85, agency: Court Side) added 26 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Weert.


Top scorers:
Den Bosch: D.Wright 25+6reb+2ast, A.Young 22+2reb+10ast, W.Carter 11+5reb, S.Wessels 11+8reb, J.Touw 9+4reb+4ast, P.Van Paassen 6+3reb+3ast
Weert: R.Fletcher 28+2reb+7ast, S.Besseling 26+6reb+1ast, A.Carter 14+8reb+3ast, J.Padberg 9+6reb+2ast, S.De Haas 7+2reb+1ast, S.Mulder 2+2reb+3ast


gschID: 193597


Amsterdam - Groningen 68-89

M.Magixx - Leeuwarden 104-100 2OT

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime then Leeuwarden managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was M.Magixx who were better in double-overtime eventually winning that period 11-11. They also forced 19 Leeuwarden turnovers. Strangely Leeuwarden outrebounded M.Magixx 53-40 including 20 on the offensive glass. American forward Kelvin Martin (195-89, college: Charleston So.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 7 rebounds. Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five M.Magixx players scored in double figures. American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Robert Holcomb Faye (185-84, college: Radford) added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Leeuwarden.


Top scorers:
M.Magixx: K.Martin 31+7reb+1ast, R.Sihota 20+11reb, K.Spain 16+4reb+4ast, T.Vermeulen 13+1reb+3ast, N.Oudendag 10+7reb+2ast, H.Bekkering 5+2reb+2ast
Leeuwarden: J.Williams 23+10reb+1ast, S.Givens 21+15reb+2ast, R.Holcomb Faye 21+8reb+7ast, D.Michaels 9+5reb, S.Poels 8+5reb, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 8+4reb


gschID: 193596


Leiden - Zwolle 66-56

Zwolle was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Leiden made 10 blocks. American forward Michael Schachtner (206-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson, agency: Priority Sports) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Zwolle. Leiden keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams.


Top scorers:
Leiden: M.Schachtner 25+6reb, R.Bekkering 10+6reb+2ast, A.Slagter 9+5reb+4ast, W.de Jong 8+3reb+2ast, P.Hilliman 7+6reb, T.Gallo 7+5reb
Zwolle: Z.Novak 15+4reb+1ast, T.Smith 15+7reb+2ast, D.Webb 12+9reb, J.Magette 7+2reb+2ast, L.Williams 4+2reb+2ast, A.Bunnig 3+2reb


gschID: 193594



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Results in Sweden - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Three Icelandic players are playing in Svenska basketligan. Latest result from their games.
Sodertalje 70 Norrkoping 67. Pavel Ermolinskij 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assist for Norrkoping.
Eco Orebro 74. Sundsvall 92. Hlynur Baeringsson 20 points. jakob Sigurdarson 14 for Sundsvall.
Norrkoping 85 Solna 80. Pavel Ermolinskijk 7 points, 2 rebs & 4 assist.
White Eagles 71. Sundsvall 94. Jakob Sigurdarson 24. Hlynur Baeringsson 14 points for Sundsvall.
Norrkoping 69. White Eagles 79. Pavel Ermolinskij 18 points, 5 rebs and 1 assist in the loss



Lengjan Cup - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Results from Lengjan Cup

Haukar 70 Grindavik 92 Last years Champion Grindavik where too strong for Div 1 team Haukar in this game.
Top performer for haukar where American forward Aaryon Williams 17 points, 17 rebounds. Kristinn Marinosson had 16 points.
For Grindavik. Samuel zeglinski 19 Aaron Broussard 18.

Tindastoll 79 Fjolnir 66. Tindastoll grab their first win of the season and handle Fjolnir thieir first loss.
Top scorer for Tindastoll. Helgi Viggosson 20 + 17 boards. George Valentine 15 + 15 rebs. Throstur Johannsson 15. For Fjolnir, Sylvester Spicer 16. Tomas Tomasson 13.

KFI 90 Hamar 64. Top league team manage to beat the Div 1 team after struggle first half.
Top scorer for KFI. Momcilo Latinovic 19 Chris Miller-Williams 18. BJ Spencer 17. For Hamar. Jerry Lewis Hollis 15.

Skallagrimur 107 Keflavik 98. Where was the defense in this game? Good win for Skallagrimur against one of the top Clubs in Domino's league.
Haminn Quaintance (201-F-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Kent St.) had a very good game for Skallagrim 24 points & 17 rebounds. Carlos Medlock 23 Pall Vilbergsson 19. Orri Jonsson 18.
For Keflavik Valur Valsson had a great game with 24 points & 11 assist. Darrel Lewis also with good game 23 points, 8 boards & 7 assist. Kevin Giltner 19



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: UL Eagles - Moycullen 78-62
Oct. 12: B.Gais Neptune - UCC Demons 72-74
Oct. 13: Killester - DCU Saints 54-67
Oct. 12: Ballon Inter - UCD Marian 48-65

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 19: Ballon Inter - Killester
Oct. 20: UL Eagles - UCC Demons
Oct. 20: DCU Saints - UCD Marian
Oct. 20: Moycullen - B.Gais Neptune



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel Eilat 1-0 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 1-0 
 3. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 4. Netanya 1-0 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 0-0 
 6. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 7. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 9. Elizur Ashkelon 0-1 
 10. Galil Gilboa 0-1 
 11. Hapoel J-M 0-1 
 12. Maccabi Ashdod 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 14: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 88-82
Oct. 14: Netanya - Maccabi Ashdod 87-75
Oct. 14: Hapoel Eilat - Elizur Ashkelon 78-74
Oct. 14: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon 54-70
Oct. 15: Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Maccabi .
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 24
 1. Simpson, Maccabi24.0 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.21.0 
 3. Fells, Hapoel J-M21.0 
 4. Moore, Elizur A.20.0 
 5. Logan, Maccabi T-A20.0 
 6. Bradley, Netanya19.0 
 7. Mitchell, Netanya18.0 
 8. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.17.0 
 9. Freeman, Hapoel Ei.17.0 
 10. Uter, Maccabi17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eli HOLMAN
  Hapoel Eilat
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Holman, Hapoel Eil.20.0 
 2. Uter, Maccabi10.0 
 3. Washington, Netan.10.0 
 4. Dove, Elizur Ashke.10.0 
 5. Bradley, Netanya10.0 
 6. Hunter, Galil Gilb.10.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi9.0 
 8. Duncan, Hapoel J-M9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.0 
 10. Killingswort., Ne.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ramel BRADLEY
  Netanya
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bradley, Netanya7.0 
 2. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M7.0 
 3. Moore, Elizur A.6.0 
 4. Shulman, Netanya6.0 
 5. Hayes, Galil Gilboa6.0 
 6. Logan, Maccabi T-A6.0 
 7. Eliyahu, Maccabi5.0 
 8. Allen, Maccabi Ash.4.0 
 9. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.0 
 10. Hagag, Maccabi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lior ELIYAHU
  Maccabi .
  (204-SF-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Eliyahu, Maccabi4.0 
 2. Sanders, Galil Gil.3.0 
 3. Wright, Maccabi3.0 
 4. Lifshitz, Elizur A.3.0 
 5. Hanochi, Maccabi3.0 
 6. Mills, Elizur A.3.0 
 7. Kokia, Hapoel J-M2.0 
 8. Pullen, Hapoel J-M2.0 
 9. Gray, Elizur Ashke.2.0 
 10. Roth, Maccabi T-A2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Uter, Maccabi5.0 
 2. Green, Galil Gilboa2.0 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.2.0 
 4. Dove, Elizur Ashke.2.0 
 5. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 6. Gray, Elizur Ashke.1.0 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi1.0 
 8. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.1.0 
 9. Aidan, Maccabi Ris.1.0 
 10. Washington, Neta.1.0 


Breakdown of Israeli league offseason moves, showdown at Nokia Arena - by David Pick

Israel's 2012-13 basketball season will officially kick-off tonight (Sunday) with four games including a classic showdown at Nokia Arena between Euroleague power Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem.

Sunday's matchups also include Hapoel Eilat - Elizur Ashkelon, Barak Netanya - Maccabi Ashdod, and Galil/Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Haifa (currently on NBA tour in the United States) will play Hapoel Holon on October, 24.

Excluding David Blatt's Maccabi -- the lead runner for clinching another national title Israel's Super League features two exciting new-comers (Eilat and Hapoel Tel Aviv), and several promising rosters in Herzliya, Haifa, Holon, Rishon, Ashdod and Jerusalem.

Here's a breakdown of offseason moves from around the league,

Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Head Coach: David Blatt

Left: Keith Langford, Richard Hendrix, Theodoros Papaloukas, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Tal Burstein, Arad Harari & David Blu.

Signed: Ricky Hickman, David Logan, Nik Caner-Medley, Giorgi Shermadini, Sylven Landesberg, Malcolm Thomas, Moran Roth & Itay Segev.

Continuing: Yogev Ohayon, Devin Smith, Shawn James, Lior Eliyahu, Guy Pnini & Idan Zalmanson.

Maccabi Haifa - Head Coach: Brad Greenberg

Left: Avi Ben Chimol, Carlos Powell, Sylven Landesberg, Tyler Wilkerson, Jeremis Smith, Tamir Ariely, Daniel Aidan, Simon Farine & Moti Moscovitz.

Signed: Paul Stoll, Chanan Colman, James Thomas, Donta Smith, Pat Calathes, Cory Carr, Bryan Cohen, Ido Kozikaro, Alex Chubrevich, Lior Segev, Anton Shoutvin & Tal Azulay.


Continuing: Sean Labanowski

Hapoel Jerusalem - Head Coach: Sharon Drucker

Left: Yuval Naimy, Ramel Bradley, Guni Israeli, D.J. Strawberry, John Thomas, Ori Saar, Moshe Mizrahi & Brian Randle.

Signed: Meir Tapiro, Courtney Fells, Craig Smith, Jacob Pullen, Raviv Limonad, Josh Duncan, Rafael Menco, Adam Ariel & Ram Elias-Pour.


Continuing: Uri Kokia, Dan Grunfeld & Elishay Kadir.

Hapoel Holon - Head Coach: Dan Shamir

Left: Bryant Dunston, Oded Shaashoua, Tasmin Mitchell, Ron Lewis, Moran Roth, Gil Amitay, Patrick Sullivan, Niv Solomon & Ido Azulay.

Signed: Frank Hassell, Jerome Dyson, Zack Rosen, Tyler Smith, Lawrence Hill, Ofir Farhi & Eliav Moshiashvili.


Continuing: Sean Daniel, Shlomi Harush, Alex Chernushvych & Uri Zohar.

Maccabi Rishon LeZion - Head Coach: Effi Birnbaum

Left: Brandon Bowman, Joe Crawford, Derwin Kitchen, Igor Nesterenko, Eyal Shulman & Carmel Bouchman.

Signed: Lazeric Jones, Willie Warren, Julian Wright, Raviv Pitshon & Daniel Aidan.


Continuing: Adrian Uter, Amit Ben-David, Or Solomon, Shawn Dawson & Nitzan Hanochi.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa - Head Coach: Lior Lubin

Left: Joseph Jones, Courtney Fells, Romeo Travis, Avishay Gordon, Ido Kozikaro, Jan Martin, William Hatcher, Ofir Frahi & Shiran Reuven.

Signed: Kenny Hayes, Mitchell Watt, Brandon Hunter, Rakim Sanders, Amit Simhon, Yoad Bet-Yosef, Carmel Bouchman, Ron Sabag, Maxim Kikus, Yaniv Green & Shmulik Brener.


Continuing: Dagan Yivzori, Nimrod Tishman & Amit Bier-Katz.

Maccabi Ashdod - Head Coach: Ofer Berkovic

Left: Meir Tapiro, Josh Duncan, Anton Shoutvin, Josh Carter, Alex Tyus & Robby Bostain.

Signed: Diamon Simpson, Chris Allen, Kenny Gabriel, Jamie Skeen, Moshe Mizrahi, Guni Israeli & Yoni Deri.


Continuing: Dror Hagag, Gilad Karni, Bentzi Bass & Barak Hadad.

Bnei Herzliya (Formerly known as Bnei Hasharon) - Head Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

Left: Kenny Lawson, Tweety Carter, LaceDarius Dunn, Roi Buchbinder, Shahar Oren, Erez Katz, Tom Havkin & Jason Williams.

Signed: Jumaine Jones, Romel Beck, Herb Pope, Milton Palacio, Eliav Ohanon, Niv Berkowitz, Ben Altit & Oz Hizkiya.


Continuing: Ben Reis, Isaac Rosefelt, Guy Lavie & Roy Ayalon.

Barak Netanya - Head Coach: Danny Franco

Left: Christian Burns, Lior Segev, Lior Lifshitz, Warren Carter, Lior Hakmon, Brian Asbury, Adrian Banks, Eric Campbell, Eran Asante-Asare & Alex Chubrevich.

Signed: Raymar Morgan, Marco Killingsworth, Jonathan Mitchell, Ramel Bradley, Deron Washington, Eyal Shulman, Tom Vlasenko, Yonathan Levi, Tom Slutsky & Tamir Ariely.


Continuing: Yehu Orland, Segev Zikri, Eliran Gueta & Amit Ben Dahan.

Elizur Ashkelon - Head Coach: Adi Azulay

Left: Raviv Limonad, Tony Skinn, Marco Killingsworth, Yonatan Nir, Dwayne Mitchell, Jamie Skeen & Amit Simhon.

Signed: Julian Mills, Damon Peterson, Marcus Moore, Marcus Dove, Taj Gray, Regev Simon, Raz Nissim Cohen, Lior Lifshitz, Oded Shaashoua & Zack Gordon.


Continuing: Dudu Shamriz & Ahihad Bukra.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv - Head Coach: Erez Edelshtein

Left: Cory Carr & Aviram Zelkovits.

Signed: Jeff Allen, Matt Bouldin, Yonatan Nir & Rom Geffen.


Continuing: Demontez Stitt, Curtis Kelly, Matan Naor, Jonathan Skjoldebrand, Gal Eytan, Bar Timor, Yotam Shiran, Gideon Riettim, Yonatan Alfasi & Omer Zamir.

Hapoel Eilat - Head Coach: Oded Katash

Signed: Scotty Hopson, Tony Younger, Eli Holman, Austin Freeman, Ezequiel Skverer, Jerome Tillman, Avi Ben Chimol, Afik Nissim, Lior Hakmon, Adar Ben Aliza & Guy Cohen.




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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 14: Pesaro - Umana VE 88-75
Oct. 14: Angelico BI - JuveCaserta 82-65
Oct. 14: Enel Brindisi - Vanoli CR 78-69
Oct. 14: Acea Virtus RM - Trenkwalder RE 77-66
Oct. 13: Sutor MGR - SAIE3 BO 73-80
Oct. 14: Banco di Sard. - Cantu 65-64
Oct. 15: Cimberio VA - Montepaschi SI
Oct. 15: Sidigas AV - EA7 Armani


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 24
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.24.0 
 2. Ere, Cimberio VA23.5 
 3. Banks, Cimberio VA20.5 
 4. Dunston, Cimberio.20.0 
 5. Harris, Vanoli CR19.7 
 6. Datome, Acea V.17.7 
 7. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.7 
 8. Richardson, Sidig.17.5 
 9. Hairston, EA7 A.17.5 
 10. Cinciarini, Sutor16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.10.5 
 2. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.3 
 3. Bourousis, EA7 A.9.5 
 4. Dragovic, Sidig.9.5 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas9.0 
 6. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 7. Burns, Sutor MGR8.0 
 8. Williams, Umana VE7.7 
 9. Gigli, SAIE3 B.7.3 
 10. Easley, Banco d.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.7 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.6.0 
 3. Green, Cimberio VA5.5 
 4. Smith, Cantu4.0 
 5. Cavaliero, Pesaro4.0 
 6. Taylor, Acea V.3.7 
 7. Spinelli, Sidig.3.5 
 8. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.3 
 9. Diener, Banco d.3.3 
 10. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Achille POLONARA
  Cimberio.
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Polonara, Cimberio.4.5 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.3.5 
 3. Barbour, Pesaro2.7 
 4. Gibson, Enel Brind.2.7 
 5. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.2.5 
 7. Dragovic, Sidig.2.5 
 8. Goss, Acea V.2.3 
 9. Bryan, Pesaro2.3 
 10. Leunen, Cantu2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simmons, Enel B.2.3 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas2.0 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.7 
 4. Eze, Montepas.1.5 
 5. Ress, Montepas.1.5 
 6. Tyus, Cantu1.3 
 7. Brooks, Cantu1.3 
 8. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.0 
 9. Brunner, Trenkwal.1.0 
 10. Cusin, Cantu1.0 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Biancoblu BO 2-0 
 2. Giorgo Tesi PT 2-0 
 3. Givova Scafati 2-0 
 4. Sigma Barcel. 2-0 
 5. Nuovo Napoli 1-1 
 6. Fileni BPA Jesi 1-1 
 7. LeGanberi FO 1-1 
 8. C.de Latte BRE 1-1 
 9. Novipiu Casale 1-1 
 10. Prima Veroli 1-1 
 11. Tezenis VE 1-1 
 12. AcegasAps TR 1-1 
 13. Aget Service IM 0-2 
 14. FCM Ferentino 0-2 
 15. Pall.Trento 0-2 
 16. Upea Capo OR 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Biancoblu BO - Upea Capo OR 86-81
Oct. 14: FCM Ferentino - Novipiu Casale 85-90
Oct. 13: C.de Latte BRE - AcegasAps TR 84-67
Oct. 14: Givova Scafati - Pall.Trento 74-72
Oct. 14: Aget Service IM - Prima Veroli 68-81
Oct. 13: Tezenis VE - Fileni BPA Jesi 67-58
Oct. 14: LeGanberi FO - Giorgo Tesi PT 57-84
Oct. 14: Sigma Barcel. - Nuovo Napoli 100-97 OT


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Ronald SLAY
  Givova Scafati
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Slay, Givova Scafa.26.0 
 2. Bell, Sigma Barcel.24.5 
 3. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.24.0 
 4. Ekperigin, FCM F.24.0 
 5. Allegretti, Nuovo22.0 
 6. Green, Novipiu Cas.21.5 
 7. Walker, Prima Vero.21.5 
 8. Thomas, AcegasAp.20.5 
 9. Spencer, LeGanber.20.5 
 10. Hicks, Giorgo T.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.5 
 2. Ekperigin, FCM F.12.0 
 3. Giddens, C.de L.10.5 
 4. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.10.0 
 5. George, Upea C.9.5 
 6. Brown, AcegasAp.9.5 
 7. Todic, LeGanberi FO9.5 
 8. Slay, Givova Scafa.9.0 
 9. Griffin, Fileni B.8.5 
 10. Butkevicius, Novi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Aget S.
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Gay, Aget S.6.5 
 2. Green, Sigma B.6.5 
 3. Pecile, Biancobl.4.5 
 4. McConnell, Tezen.4.5 
 5. Mays, Givova S.4.0 
 6. Battle, Upea C.4.0 
 7. Walker, Prima Vero.4.0 
 8. Giuri, Sigma Barce.4.0 
 9. Cournooh, Biancobl.4.0 
 10. James, FCM F.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Luca GARRI
  Pall.Trento
  (207-C/F-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Garri, Pall.Trento3.5 
 2. Spencer, LeGanber.3.5 
 3. Griffin, Fileni B.3.0 
 4. James, FCM F.3.0 
 5. Cutolo, Biancobl.3.0 
 6. Mays, Givova S.3.0 
 7. Green, Novipiu Cas.3.0 
 8. McConnell, Tezen.3.0 
 9. Guarino, FCM F.3.0 
 10. Bell, Sigma Barce.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.5 
 2. George, Upea C.2.0 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.2.0 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.1.5 
 5. Dordei, Pall.Trento1.0 
 6. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.0 
 7. Roderick, LeGanber.1.0 
 8. Da Ros, Tezenis VE1.0 
 9. Valenti, Aget S.1.0 
 10. Galanda, Giorgo T.1.0 


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Lucca - Torino 83-81
Oct. 14: Ferrara - San Severo 81-58
Oct. 14: Treviglio - Mirandola 77-65
Oct. 14: Agrigento - Perugia 71-53
Oct. 14: Bari - Bologna 70-67
Oct. 14: Recanati - Chieti 69-81
Oct. 14: Castelletto - Latina Basket 67-58
Oct. 14: Reggio Calabr. - Matera 61-71
Oct. 13: Omegna - Firenze 59-58


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Antonio RUGGIERO
  Bari
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Ruggiero, Bari21.3 
 2. Casadei, Firenze21.0 
 3. Ferrarese, Trevigl.20.7 
 4. Chiumenti, Casalp.20.7 
 5. Gueye, San Severo19.3 
 6. Losi, Mirandola18.8 
 7. Bolzonella, Castel.17.8 
 8. Pierini, Recanati17.5 
 9. Parente, Lucca17.3 
 10. Ferri, Ferrara17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.14.3 
 2. Rossi, Chieti11.3 
 3. Ihedioha, Castelle.10.5 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara10.3 
 5. Bonessio, Bari10.0 
 6. Perego, Treviglio8.7 
 7. Casadei, Firenze8.7 
 8. Raminelli, Bologna8.5 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.5 
 10. Sanna, Firenze8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Losi, Mirandola7.0 
 2. Marino, Casalp.6.7 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.6.3 
 4. Piazza, Bologna5.3 
 5. Rajola, Chieti5.0 
 6. Cantone, Matera4.5 
 7. Mossi, Agrigento4.5 
 8. Spizzichini, Ferra.3.3 
 9. Santolamazza, Lati.3.3 
 10. Raschi, Chieti3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Bologna
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Piazza, Bologna5.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca5.0 
 3. Tavernelli, Latina4.3 
 4. Ranuzzi, Castellet.3.7 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 6. Losi, Mirandola3.5 
 7. Bonamente, Perugia3.3 
 8. Barsanti, Lucca3.3 
 9. Perego, Treviglio3.3 
 10. Sanna, Firenze3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Matteo RAMINELLI
  Bologna
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Raminelli, Bologna2.3 
 2. Chiarello, Perugia1.5 
 3. Sanna, Firenze1.3 
 4. Gagliardo, Latina1.3 
 5. Pazzi, Castelletto1.3 
 6. Capitanelli, Firen.1.3 
 7. Ranuzzi, Castellet.1.3 
 8. Rossi, Chieti1.3 
 9. Casadei, Firenze1.0 
 10. Ricci, Casalpus.1.0 


Lega2 Round 2: Four teams stay undefeated - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Lega 2. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games.

LeGanberi FO - Giorgo Tesi PT 57-84

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of LeGamberi Foods Forli (1-1) in Forli. Hosts were rolled over by Tuscany Pistoia (2-0) 84-57. Tuscany Pistoia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Tuscany Pistoia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) notched 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Riccardo Cortese (195-86) supported him with 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Four Tuscany Pistoia players scored in double figures. Tuscany Pistoia's coach Paolo Moretti felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds by Bosnian-Serbian forward Miroslav Todic (205-85) did not help to save the game for LeGamberi Foods Forl. American point guard Bo Spencer (186-89, college: Nebraska) added 21 points for the hosts. Tuscany Pistoia will play against Tezenis VE in Verona in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LeGamberi Foods Forli will play on the road against Sigma Barcellona and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Giorgo Tesi PT: R.Cortese 21+1reb+1ast, M.Hicks 18+5reb, F.Toppo 12+4reb+2ast, G.Galanda 10+6reb+2ast, A.Graves 9+3reb+2ast, J.Borra 5+7reb
LeGanberi FO: B.Spencer 21+2reb, M.Todic 16+11reb, S.Simeoli 6+5reb+1ast, N.Natali 5+4reb+2ast, T.Roderick 4+1reb, S.Borsato 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 188758


FCM Ferentino - Novipiu Casale 85-90

FCM Ferentino was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Casale 90-85 on Sunday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FCM Ferentino won third quarter 26-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Rodney Green (195-88, college: La Salle) scored 32 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Casper Ware (177-90, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 12 points during the contest. Four Novipiu Casale players scored in double figures. American-British forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-88, college: Le Moyne) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and American-Guyanese forward Delroy James (203-87, college: Rhode Island, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Novipiu Casale will face bottom-ranked Upea Capo OR in the next round which should be an easy win for them. FCM Ferentino will play on the road against AcegasAps TR in Trieste and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Novipiu Casale: R.Green 32+5reb, M.Malaventura 12+2reb+1ast, C.Ware 12+4reb+3ast, G.Ferrero 12+5reb, N.Martinoni 10+4reb, P.Butkevicius 9+5reb+1ast
FCM Ferentino: L.Ekperigin 24+11reb, D.James 16+7reb+4ast, G.Gurini 10+1reb+1ast, F.Guarino 9+2reb+1ast, G.Tomassini 8+1reb+2ast, M.El Amin 8+2reb+5ast
gschID: 188757


Aget Service IM - Prima Veroli 68-81

Aget Service IM was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Veroli 81-68 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-68. Prima Veroli dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Aget Service IM's 24. They outrebounded Aget Service IM 39-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. American point guard Erving Walker (172-90, college: Florida) scored 29 points and 5 assists (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Tommaso Rinaldi (206-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Five Prima Veroli players scored in double figures. American guard D.J. Gay (183-89, college: San Diego St.) responded with 24 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Rodolfo Valenti (198-80) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Prima Veroli will face Pall.Trento at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aget Service IM will play against Nuovo Napoli.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: E.Walker 29+3reb+5ast, T.Rinaldi 14+10reb+3ast, M.Jurevicus 14+6reb+2ast, L.Infante 10+3reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 10+8reb+1ast, M.Rossetti 2+2reb
Aget Service IM: D.Gay 24+3reb+4ast, S.Zagorac 14+4reb, R.Valenti 12+8reb+2ast, M.Maestrello 8+1reb+1ast, F.Zanelli 7+2reb+5ast, F.Foiera 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 188756


Biancoblu BO - Upea Capo OR 86-81

Not a big story in a game in Bologna where Upea Capo OR (0-2) was defeated by Biancoblu BO (2-0) 86-81 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Upea Capo OR was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Biancoblu BO shot 23 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Upea Capo OR only scored seven points from the stripe. Upea Capo OR was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international point guard Andrea Pecile (187-80) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Donato Cutolo (198-87, agency: Players Group) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Dominican center Otis George (205-82, college: Louisville) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) and guard Roberto Rullo (192-90) scored 21 points. Five Upea Capo OR players scored in double figures. Biancoblu BO will face Fileni BPA Jesi on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Upea Capo OR will play against Novipiu Casale.
Top scorers:
Biancoblu BO: A.Pecile 24+5reb+4ast, D.Cutolo 19+5reb+2ast, R.Harris 16+1reb+2ast, G.Pini 8+4reb+2ast, W.Mosley 6+8reb, P.Verri 6+5reb+2ast
Upea Capo OR: R.Rullo 21+3reb+1ast, A.Young 13+4reb+1ast, T.Battle 13+2reb+3ast, A.Benevelli 12+3reb, O.George 11+13reb+2ast, M.Palermo 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 188755


Sigma Barcel. - Nuovo Napoli 100-97 OT

Sigma Barcellona registered the second win in a row as they edged Nuovo Napoli at home court. The hosts needed overtime to tame ambitious opponents. Bell scored 30 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Sanders provided 18 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Hubalek answered with 27 points and 13 rebounds for Nuovo Napoli. Clemente had 24 points in the losing case.
Top scorers:
Sigma Barcel.: T.Bell 30+8reb+3ast, M.Sanders 18+10reb+4ast, C.Callahan 15+5reb, A.Cittadini 14+6reb+3ast, T.Green 12+1reb+6ast, R.Bucci 6+2reb+2ast
Nuovo Napoli: J.Hubalek 27+13reb, D.Clemente 24+1reb+1ast, M.Casini 19+3reb+1ast, M.Allegretti 17+5reb+3ast, A.Warren 4+6reb+2ast, M.Ceron 4+5reb
gschID: 188752


Givova Scafati - Pall.Trento 74-72

Everything went according to plan when Givova Scafati (2-0) edged at home Pall.Trento (0-2) 74-72 on Sunday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 24-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Ronald Slay (203-81, college: Tennessee, agency: David Lee services) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Brazilian swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Barry Elder (197-82, college: Georgia Tech) scored 20 points. Four Pall.Trento players scored in double figures. Givova Scafati will face C.de Latte BRE in Brescia in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pall.Trento will play on the road against Prima Veroli.
Top scorers:
Givova Scafati: R.Slay 21+5reb+1ast, K.Mays 15+2reb+4ast, J.Tavernari 12+8reb+1ast, A.Porta 7+7reb+2ast, D.Rosignoli 7+3reb, P.Baldassarre 5
Pall.Trento: B.Elder 20+4reb+1ast, L.Dordei 16+9reb+3ast, M.Umeh 13+5reb, L.Garri 12+4reb+4ast, D.Pascolo 4+4reb+1ast, M.Spanghero 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 188751


C.de Latte BRE - AcegasAps TR 84-67

There was a change at the Lega 2 leadership position after last games. Round 2 most important game was a defeat of AcegasAps TR (1-1). They were defeated by C.de Latte BRE (1-1) 84-67 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by C.de Latte BRE. AcegasAps TR managed to win second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding AcegasAps TR to just 4 points in first quarter. C.de Latte BRE made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game, while AcegasAps TR only scored five points from the stripe. C.de Latte BRE forced 21 AcegasAps TR turnovers. American swingman J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Greek forward Nikos Barlos (203-79) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American guard Jobey Thomas (194-80, college: Charlotte) responded with 20 points and his fellow American import power forward Brandon Brown (202-81, college: Tulane) scored 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. AcegasAps TR will play next round against FCM Ferentino. C.de Latte BRE will try to continue on its current victory against Givova Scafati on the road.
Top scorers:
C.de Latte BRE: N.Barlos 18+6reb, J.Giddens 17+12reb+2ast, M.Jenkins 16+2reb+3ast, D.Brkic 10+6reb+1ast, F.Loschi 8+1reb, S.Stojkov 7+3reb+1ast
AcegasAps TR: J.Thomas 20+2reb+3ast, A.Filloy 17+4reb+2ast, B.Brown 11+9reb+4ast, M.Ruzzier 10+1reb+4ast, L.Gandini 4+4reb, M.Carra 2+2reb
gschID: 188753


Tezenis VE - Fileni BPA Jesi 67-58

There was a minor upset in Verona where one of their biggest challengers Fileni BPA Jesi (1-1) was defeated by Tezenis VE (1-1) 67-58 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fileni BPA Jesi won third quarter 14-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American power forward Olaseni Lawal (208-86, college: Wayne St., MI) scored 7 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Charlie Westbrook (193-89, college: S.Dakota) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Lawal is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tezenis VE will face Tuscany Pistoia on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Fileni BPA Jesi will play against Biancoblu BO in Bologna.
Top scorers:
Tezenis VE: M.Chessa 12+2reb+3ast, C.Westbrook 11+7reb+1ast, M.Jose Ghersetti 11+3reb+1ast, R.McConnell 10+3reb+5ast, O.Lawal 7+15reb+1ast, M.Frassineti 7+3reb
Fileni BPA Jesi: M.Maggioli 18+6reb+1ast, R.Hoover 14+1reb+3ast, J.Sanders 10+9reb+3ast, E.Griffin 10+12reb+2ast, J.Valentini 3+5reb, R.Gaspardo 2+1reb
gschID: 188754



Nazionale A Round 4: Bari keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Round 4 means everything may happen in Nazionale A as the season just started. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bari as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bari edged 8th ranked Bologna at home 70-67. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 3 points. Bari outrebounded Bologna 42-26 including 21 on the offensive glass. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) fired 25 points for the winners. Swingman Daniele Bonessio (200-88) chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) produced 16 points, 8 assists and 7 steals for lost side. Bari have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Treviglio. Bologna at the other side dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. They share the position with Torino and Castelletto. Bologna will play next round against Omegna trying to get back on the winning streak. Bari will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked Mazzeo San Severo on the road.
Undefeated Firenze (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of nineteenth ranked Omegna. Visitors were edged by Omegna 59-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Firenze. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Andrea Saccaggi (192-89, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Stefano Masciadri contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Firenze. Omegna (1-2) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with Chieti and San Severo. Firenze at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo. Omegna will play against higher ranked Bologna (#10) in Ozzano Emilia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Firenze will play at home against Lucca (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Chieti can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Recanati (1-3)on the road game in Recanati 81-69 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Simone Gatti who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots). At the losing side Attilio Pierini responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Chieti (1-2) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with San Severo and Omegna. It was Recanati's third loss in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chieti will meet at home league's second-placed Treviglio in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Recanati will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Perugia (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 71-53 loss to fifth ranked Agrigento (3-1) in Agrigento. The winners were led by Riccardo Castelli who had that evening a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Agrigento moved-up to third place, which they share with Lucca and Matera. Perugia at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Agrigento's next round opponent will be Torino (#9) on the road where they are favorite. Perugia will play against Casalpusterlengo (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Lucca. Eighth ranked Lucca (3-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Torino (2-2) 83-81 on Saturday evening. Diego Banti fired 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Lucca moved-up to third place, which they share with Matera and Agrigento. Loser Torino keeps the ninth position with two games lost. Lucca will face Firenze (#6) on the road in the next round. Torino will play against Agrigento.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Latina Basket was defeated by Castelletto in a road game 67-58. Reggio Calabr. was beaten by Matera at home 61-71. San Severo was destroyed by Ferrara on the opponent's court 81-58. Treviglio managed to outperform Mirandola in a home game 77-65.
The best stats of 4th round was 18 points and 12 rebounds by Riccardo Perego of Treviglio.


Castelletto - Latina Basket 67-58

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Castelletto and 12th ranked Latina Basket had identical 1-2 record. This time Castelletto used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Latina 67-58 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 41-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Castelletto forced 19 Latina Basket turnovers. The former international point guard Federico Bolzonella (184-84) fired 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Riccardo Santolamazza (195-83) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (188-91) added 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals respectively for lost side. Castelletto (2-2) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Torino and Bologna. Loser Latina Basket dropped to the fifteenth position with three games lost. Castelletto will have a break next round. Latina Basket will play at home against Recanati (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Castelletto: F.Bolzonella 23+9reb+4ast, M.Pazzi 18+8reb+1ast, F.Ihedioha 12+12reb, A.Ranuzzi 8+6reb+4ast, A.Simoncelli 3+7ast, G.Sanguinetti 3+6reb
Latina Basket: R.Santolamazza 17+8reb+3ast, R.Tavernelli 10+7reb+4ast, F.Gagliardo 9+5reb, T.Plateo 7+3reb+1ast, M.Arrigoni 6+6reb, A.Cecchetti 5+3reb
gschID: 191637


Agrigento - Perugia 71-53

Bottom-ranked Perugia (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 71-53 loss to fifth ranked Agrigento (3-1) in Agrigento. It looked good early as Perugia took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Agrigento had a 18-3 second period charge getting the lead and Perugia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 53-71. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Perugia to just 3 points in second quarter. Agrigento forced 19 Perugia turnovers and outrebounded them 42-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by forward Riccardo Castelli (200-88) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Michele Giovanatto (202-81) supported him with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds by Davide Poltroneri (195-85) did not help to save the game for Perugia. Costantino Cutolo (198-89, agency: Players Group) added 14 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Agrigento moved-up to third place, which they share with Lucca and Matera. Perugia at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Agrigento's next round opponent will be Torino (#9) on the road where they are favorite. Perugia will play against Casalpusterlengo (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: F.Mian 16+3reb, M.Giovanatto 11+7reb+1ast, R.Castelli 10+12reb+1ast, X.Brown 7+5reb, A.Quarisa 7+6reb, D.Demartini 5+2reb+4ast
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 18+10reb, C.Cutolo 14+2reb+1ast, S.Bonamente 11+3reb+1ast, P.Chiarello 5+4reb+3ast, F.Santantonio 5+2reb+1ast, M.Bei 0
gschID: 191641


Bari - Bologna 70-67

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bari as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bari edged 8th ranked Bologna at home 70-67. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 3 points. Bari outrebounded Bologna 42-26 including 21 on the offensive glass. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) fired 25 points for the winners. Swingman Daniele Bonessio (200-88) chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) produced 16 points, 8 assists and 7 steals and guard Valerio Circosta (188-87, agency: Two Points) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Bologna players scored in double figures. Bari have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Treviglio. Bologna at the other side dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. They share the position with Torino and Castelletto. Bologna will play next round against Omegna trying to get back on the winning streak. Bari will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked Mazzeo San Severo on the road.
Top scorers:
Bari: A.Ruggiero 25+4reb+3ast, S.Bonfiglio 11+1reb, T.Laquintana 10+6reb, L.Bisconti 9+6reb, D.Bonessio 8+11reb+4ast, D.Barozzi 5+11reb+1ast
Bologna: V.Circosta 16+2reb+4ast, A.Piazza 16+3reb+8ast, A.Poti 13+6reb, R.Pederzini 12+7reb, M.Raminelli 8+2reb, E.Chinellato 2+1reb
gschID: 191640


Recanati - Chieti 69-81

Chieti can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Recanati (1-3)on the road game in Recanati 81-69 on Sunday. Recanati was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Recanati 41-24 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Chieti especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Simone Gatti (202-82) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and naturalized San Marino Andrea Raschi (198-79) who added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) responded with 27 points and 8 rebounds and Marco Tagliabue (206-86) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Chieti (1-2) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with San Severo and Omegna. It was Recanati's third loss in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chieti will meet at home league's second-placed Treviglio in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Recanati will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chieti: S.Gatti 21+7reb+2ast, F.Gialloreto 17, A.Raschi 15+6reb+6ast, E.Rossi 8+8reb+1ast, S.Rajola 6+7reb+6ast, G.Spera 6+5reb+4ast
Recanati: A.Pierini 27+8reb+1ast, M.Tagliabue 13+10reb+4ast, N.Benedusi 11+1reb+2ast, S.Centanni 8+2ast, G.Cantagalli 5+2reb+1ast, M.Gnaccarini 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 191639


Reggio Calabr. - Matera 61-71

No shocking result in a game in Reggio Calabria where sixth ranked Matera (3-1) defeated 17th ranked Reggio Calabr. (1-3) 71-61 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Matera. Reggio Calabr. was better in third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Matera forced 21 Reggio Calabr. turnovers. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Carlo Cantone (187-85) chipped in 12 points. Guard Marco Caprari (195-76) produced 17 points and 4 steals and guard Gionata Zampolli (189-85) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Matera moved-up to third place, which they share with Lucca and Agrigento. Loser Reggio Calabr. dropped to the fifteenth position with three games lost. Matera will face Casalpusterlengo (#7) at home in the next round. Reggio Calabr. will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Matera: A.Iannuzzi 17+5reb, M.Cozzoli 12+1ast, C.Cantone 12+3reb+2ast, M.Rezzano 8+4reb+1ast, A.Vitale 8+4reb+1ast, C.Grappasonni 7+3reb
Reggio Calabr.: M.Caprari 17+3reb+1ast, G.Zampolli 11+5reb, G.Mariani 9+2reb, A.Fabi 9+5reb+2ast, F.Quaglia 5+3reb, L.Fontecchio 5
gschID: 191636


Ferrara - San Severo 81-58

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara and 11th ranked Mazzeo San Severo had identical 1-1 record. This time Naturhouse Ferrara used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from San Severo 81-58 on Sunday night. The game without a history. Naturhouse Ferrara led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Mazzeo San Severo's 18. Naturhouse Ferrara forced 21 Mazzeo San Severo turnovers and outrebounded them 46-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. Guard Michele Ferri (191-85) fired 21 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward Simone Cortesi (196-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese guard Ousmane Gueye (188-82) produced 18 points and swingman Ivan Scarponi (196-86) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturhouse Ferrara (2-1) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Firenze and Casalpusterlengo. Loser Mazzeo San Severo dropped to the twelfth position with two games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara will face league's leader Bari at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mazzeo San Severo will play against the league's leader Bari (#1).
Top scorers:
Ferrara: M.Ferri 21+4reb+6ast, S.Cortesi 17+11reb+1ast, G.Spizzichini 13+6reb+1ast, M.Benfatto 9+10reb, M.Fallucca 6+1reb, G.Castelletta 4+7reb
San Severo: O.Gueye 18+3reb+1ast, I.Scarponi 12+6reb, G.Sirakov 10+1reb+1ast, A.Iannilli 7+9reb+2ast, L.De Paoli 6+2reb, F.Cota 3+3reb
gschID: 191634


Treviglio - Mirandola 77-65

Very predictable result when top-ranked Treviglio (3-0) beat at home 12th ranked Mirandola (1-3) 77-65 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Treviglio. Mirandola was better in fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Mirandola 40-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. The former international power forward Riccardo Perego (203-81) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Simone Ferrarese (182-87) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Treviglio players scored in double figures. Treviglio's coach Adriano Vertemati used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Alessandro Mancin (208-86) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) added 16 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Treviglio have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bari. Newly promoted Mirandola dropped to the fifteenth place with three games lost. Treviglio will face Chieti (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Mirandola will play against Chieti.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: S.Ferrarese 20+6reb+1ast, R.Perego 18+12reb+2ast, N.Cazzolato 14+5reb+1ast, D.Reati 13+4reb+3ast, T.Carnovali 5+1reb, G.Maspero 4+5reb
Mirandola: A.Mancin 22+9reb, J.Losi 16+2reb+8ast, A.Pilotti 10+2reb+4ast, M.Fantinelli 9+5reb+1ast, M.Venturelli 8+2reb+1ast, S.Truzzi 0
gschID: 191633


Lucca - Torino 83-81

Important game to mention about took place in Lucca. Eighth ranked Lucca (3-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Torino (2-2) 83-81 on Saturday evening. Torino was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Lucca made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Torino turnovers. Power forward Diego Banti (204-83, agency: Interperformances) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Matteo Negri (194-91) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Lucca players scored in double figures. Power forward Filippo Baldi Rossi (207-91) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lucca moved-up to third place, which they share with Matera and Agrigento. Loser Torino keeps the ninth position with two games lost. Lucca will face Firenze (#6) on the road in the next round. Torino will play against Agrigento.
Top scorers:
Lucca: D.Banti 17+5reb+2ast, M.Negri 16+5reb, D.Parente 16+3reb+1ast, W.Santarossa 10+5reb+2ast, A.Barsanti 10+2reb+1ast, R.Casagrande 7+1reb+1ast
Torino: M.Evangelisti 16+1reb, F.Baldi Rossi 15+7reb, D.Parente 10+3reb+3ast, J.Wojciechowski 9+8reb, L.Gergati 9+4reb, D.Sandri 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 191635


Omegna - Firenze 59-58

Undefeated Firenze (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of nineteenth ranked Omegna. Visitors were edged by Omegna 59-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Firenze. Firenze was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Omegna, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Andrea Saccaggi (192-89, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Stefano Masciadri (200-89) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Firenze. Omegna (1-2) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with Chieti and San Severo. Firenze at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo. Omegna will play against higher ranked Bologna (#10) in Ozzano Emilia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Firenze will play at home against Lucca (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Omegna: A.Saccaggi 21+5reb+4ast, S.Masciadri 13+8reb, M.Farioli 8+6reb, M.Toure 8+3reb+3ast, C.Villani 5+5reb, P.Paci 2+6reb+1ast
Firenze: D.Casadei 20+6reb+2ast, S.Spizzichini 12+11reb+1ast, S.Rabaglietti 11+2reb, M.Caroldi 7+2reb, A.Capitanelli 4+6reb+1ast, M.Sanna 2+9reb+1ast
gschID: 191632



Best players of Italian Nazionale A round 4 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced former international power forward Riccardo Perego (203-F/C-81) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Treviglio and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 31-year old power forward had a double-double of 18 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Mirandola (#15, 1-3) 77-65. Treviglio is placed at 2nd position in Italian Nazionale A. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Treviglio already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Perego had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Treviglio's top player in his first season with the team. Perego has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.7rpg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 68.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old forward Simone Cortesi (196-F-86) of Ferrara. Cortesi impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Ferrara to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked San Severo (#14, 1-2) 81-58. This victory allowed Ferrara to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Cortesi is well-known by Ferrara fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Federico Bolzonella (184-PG-84) of Castelletto (#11). Bolzonella showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Castelletto, leading his team to a 67-58 win against the lower-ranked Latina Basket (#16, 1-3). Castelletto needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Bolzonella has a great season in Italy. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.8ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Diego Banti (204-F/C-83) of Lucca - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Alessandro Mancin (208-C-86) of Mirandola - 22 points and 9 rebounds
6. Francesco Ihedioha (196-F-86) of Castelletto - 12 points and 12 rebounds
7. Michele Ferri (191-G-85) of Ferrara - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Andrea Saccaggi (192-G-89) of Omegna - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Alessandro Piazza (174-PG-87) of Bologna - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) of Castelletto - 18 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - JBL

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 77-83
Oct. 13: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 72-82
Oct. 13: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 71-82
Oct. 14: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark 68-78
Oct. 12: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 68-71
Oct. 14: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 67-85
Oct. 13: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 67-49
Oct. 13: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark 56-79

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 19: Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark
Oct. 20: Hokkaido L. - Tochigi Brex
Oct. 20: Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD
Oct. 20: Aishin SH - Toshiba BT
Oct. 21: Hokkaido L. - Tochigi Brex
Oct. 21: Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD
Oct. 21: Aishin SH - Toshiba BT
Oct. 21: Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.23.5 
 2. Smith, Hitachi SR23.3 
 3. Orimo, Hokkaido L.15.0 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.14.8 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH14.5 
 6. Klette, Hokkaido L.14.0 
 7. Watanabe, Panason.14.0 
 8. Hirose, Panasoni.13.8 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.0 
 10. Rolle, Mitsubis.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 17
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.17.0 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.8 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.8.5 
 4. Smith, Hitachi SR8.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota8.0 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.7.8 
 7. Young, Aishin SH7.3 
 8. Covile, Aishin SH7.0 
 9. Hale, Mitsubis.6.8 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ryota SAKURAI
  Hokkaido.
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Sakurai, Hokkaido.5.5 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.8 
 3. Ito, Toyota Alvark4.0 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.5 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.3 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.5 
 7. Nishimura, Hitac.2.5 
 8. Watkins, Panasoni.2.5 
 9. Hirose, Panasoni.2.0 
 10. Hashimoto, Aishin1.8 
Steals Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH2.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.5 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubis.1.5 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.1.3 
 6. Ito, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 7. Asayama, Aishin SH1.3 
 8. Hirose, Panasoni.1.3 
 9. Hashimoto, Aishin1.3 
 10. Abe, Mitsubishi DD1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.5 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.8 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.3 
 4. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 5. Young, Aishin SH1.0 
 6. Asayama, Aishin SH0.8 
 7. Klette, Hokkaido L.0.8 
 8. Smith, Hitachi SR0.8 
 9. Watanabe, Hitac.0.5 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.0.5 


Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Iwate Big Bulls 3-0 
 2. Toyama Grouses 2-1 
 3. Akita NH 1-0 
 4. Chiba Jets 1-0 
 5. Shinshu BW 1-0 
 6. Yokohama BC 1-0 
 7. Sendai 89ers 1-2 
 8. Saitama Bron. 0-1 
 9. Tokyo Cinq R. 0-1 
 10. Niigata Albirex 0-2 
 11. Gunma 0-3 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 2-0 
 2. Miyazaki SS 1-0 
 3. Oita H.Devils 1-0 
 4. Shimane SM 1-0 
 5. Takamatsu FA 1-0 
 6. Hamamatsu P. 1-2 
 7. Fukuoka Rizing 0-1 
 8. Osaka Evessa 0-1 
 9. Shiga L-Stars 0-1 
 10. Kyoto Hannar. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Saitama Bron. - Yokohama BC 94-115
Oct. 13: Shimane SM - Fukuoka Rizing 90-75
Oct. 13: Gunma - Shinshu BW 88-101
Oct. 13: Miyazaki SS - Shiga L-Stars 87-85
Oct. 13: Akita NH - Toyama Grouses 77-70
Oct. 13: Osaka Evessa - Takamatsu FA 66-80
Oct. 13: Sendai 89ers - Iwate Big Bulls 63-67
Oct. 13: Hamamatsu P. - Oita H.Devils 54-95
Oct. 13: Chiba Jets - Tokyo Cinq R. 108-86

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: Oita H.Devils - Kyoto Hannar.
Oct. 20: Iwate Big Bulls - Chiba Jets
Oct. 20: Akita NH - Gunma
Oct. 20: Niigata Albirex - Tokyo Cinq R.
Oct. 20: Toyama Grouses - Sendai 89ers
Oct. 20: Shinshu BW - Saitama Bron.
Oct. 20: Shiga L-Stars - Osaka Evessa
Oct. 20: Shimane SM - Miyazaki SS
Oct. 20: Takamatsu FA - Okinawa GK
Oct. 20: Fukuoka Rizing - Hamamatsu P.
Oct. 20: Oita H.Devils - Kyoto Hannar.


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anthony MCHENRY
  Okina.
  (202-SF-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. McHenry, Okina.20.0 
 2. Coble, Sendai 89ers19.3 
 3. Murry, Niigata19.0 
 4. Woodbury, Okina.18.5 
 5. Webb, Niigata Albi.17.5 
 6. Orr, Saitama Bron.17.0 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Gunma17.0 
 8. Joho, Toyama G.16.7 
 9. Cousin, Kyoto H.16.0 
 10. Mito, Toyama G.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam WILLARD
  Sendai 89ers
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Willard, Sendai 89.14.0 
 2. Galloway, Hamamats.13.0 
 3. Cousin, Kyoto H.12.5 
 4. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.0 
 5. Pomare, Kyoto H.12.0 
 6. Fuqua, Hamamats.11.0 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.10.7 
 8. Blackledge, Iwate10.0 
 9. McHenry, Okina.9.5 
 10. Webb, Niigata Alb.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Okina.
  (175-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Namizato, Okina.7.0 
 2. Tomori, Gunma5.7 
 3. Brown, Toyama G.5.0 
 4. Orr, Saitama Bron.4.5 
 5. Joho, Toyama G.4.3 
 6. Galloway, Hamamats.4.3 
 7. Setoyama, Kyoto H.4.0 
 8. Shimura, Sendai4.0 
 9. Okada, Gunma3.7 
 10. Mito, Toyama G.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ira BROWN
  Toyama G.
  (193-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Brown, Toyama G.3.0 
 2. Shimura, Sendai3.0 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.5 
 4. Dixon, Iwate B.2.3 
 5. Newton, Okinawa GK2.0 
 6. Orr, Saitama Bron.2.0 
 7. Kondo, Niigata2.0 
 8. Holm, Niigata Albi.2.0 
 9. Okada, Gunma2.0 
 10. Masato, Iwate B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Blackledge, Iwate6.0 
 2. Brown, Toyama G.2.3 
 3. Newton, Okinawa GK2.0 
 4. Garcia, Toyama G.1.7 
 5. Palmer, Kyoto H.1.5 
 6. Orr, Saitama Bron.1.5 
 7. Cousin, Kyoto H.1.0 
 8. McHenry, Okina.1.0 
 9. Gray, Niigata Albi.1.0 
 10. Galloway, Hamamat.1.0 


JBL Round 2: Three teams remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News

Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark 68-78

The game in Nagoya was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Toyota Alvark (4-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (0-4). Toyota Alvark defeated Mitsubishi Dolphins 78-68 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Mitsubishi Dolphins managed to win second period 14-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Mitsubishi Dolphins 38-24 including 23 on the defensive glass. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Michael Takahashi (198-74, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Toshiba BT and Panasonic T. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Hokkaido L. and Tochigi Brex. Toyota Alvark will meet league's leader Panasonic Trians in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 11+7reb+2ast, J.Abe 9+1reb, T.Sato 8+1reb, R.Hale 8+6reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 7+3reb+5ast, K.Nakagawa 7+1reb+1ast
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 18+5reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 12+2reb, J.Gibbs 10+4reb+1ast, K.Matsui 9+2reb, M.Takahashi 8+8reb+2ast, T.Ito 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 183234


Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 77-83

The game in Tochigi was also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Toshiba Thunders (4-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex (0-4). Toshiba Thunders managed to secure a 6-point victory 83-77. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-14. But Tochigi Brex won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Toshiba Thunders won last quarter 27-23. Toshiba Thunders outrebounded Tochigi Brex 35-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) supported him with 15 points. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. Even 21 points and 6 assists by international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) did not help to save the game for Tochigi Brex. International forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) added 16 points for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Toyota Alvark and Panasonic T. Tochigi Brex at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Toshiba Thunders' next round opponent will be Aishin Sea Horses (#4) in Kariya. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Hokkaido L. (#6) in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 21+4reb+6ast, T.Amino 16+2reb, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 9+8reb, D.Yamada 8+3reb+2ast, K.Takeda 8+2reb+3ast, T.Smith 5+3reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 18+13reb, N.Tsuji 15+3reb+3ast, T.Kurihara 13+1reb, M.Diouf 11+4reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 9+3reb+4ast, Y.Yamashita 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 183233


Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 67-85

The game in Saporro was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Panasonic Trians (4-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (0-4). Panasonic Trians did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 85-67 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-67. Panasonic Trians outrebounded Hokkaido L. 43-29 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hokkaido L. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) chipped in 22 points. German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panasonic Trians have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Toshiba BT and Toyota Alvark. Loser Hokkaido L. still closes the standings with four games lost. Panasonic Trians will face Toyota Alvark (#3) in Fuchu in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Klette 19+7reb, T.Orimo 13+1reb+2ast, J.Catron 13+6reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 8+5reb+6ast, D.Noguchi 6+5reb, K.Taneichi 4+1reb
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 22+2reb, J.Watkins 21+20reb+1ast, H.Watanabe 12+2reb+2ast, H.Kinoshita 7+2reb+4ast, T.Nakatsuka 7+4reb, K.Hirose 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183232


Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 72-82

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex (0-4) was defeated at home by top-ranked Toshiba Thunders (4-0) 82-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 48-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Toshiba Thunders made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tochigi Brex turnovers. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) chipped in 18 points and 4 steals (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Tyler Smith (203-80, college: Penn St.) added 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Toyota Alvark and Panasonic T. Loser Tochigi Brex still closes the standings with four games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Aishin Sea Horses (#4) in Kariya in the next round. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Hokkaido L. (#6) in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 22+6reb+4ast, T.Smith 17+7reb, K.Takeda 9+1reb+1ast, D.Yamada 7+2reb+1ast, S.Ito 7+4reb+1ast, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 5+3reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 29+11reb+2ast, M.Diouf 18+2reb+1ast, C.Moss 9+6reb, N.Tsuji 6+1reb+2ast, R.Shinoyama 5+2reb, Y.Yamashita 5+2ast
gschID: 183229


Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark 56-79

No shocking result in a game in Nagoya where top-ranked Toyota Alvark (4-0) smashed bottom-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (0-4) 79-56 on Saturday. Mitsubishi Dolphins were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was international guard Keijuro Matsui (188-85, college: Columbia) who scored 20 points. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Toshiba BT and Panasonic T. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins still closes the standings with four games lost. Toyota Alvark will face league's leader Panasonic Trians in Osaka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play on the road against Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 13+5reb, J.Abe 13+1ast, Y.Ueta 9+1reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 9+6reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 4+2reb, K.Nakagawa 3+1reb
Toyota Alvark: K.Matsui 20+4reb, P.Ricci 13+8reb, J.Gibbs 12+9reb+1ast, T.Kumagai 9+3reb+1ast, Y.Okada 8+1reb, K.Takeuchi 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183231


Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 67-49

Round 2 in JBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Osaka where host Hitachi Sunrockers (1-3) beat league's leader Aishin Sea Horses (3-1) 67-49 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. The game was mostly controlled by Hitachi Sunrockers. Aishin Sea Horses managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitachi Sunrockers dominated on the defensive end, holding Aishin Sea Horses to just 5 points in first quarter. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) produced 7 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Hitachi Sunrockers left bottom position moving up to fifth place. Aishin Sea Horses at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Panasonic T.. Aishin Sea Horses will play next round against strong Toshiba Thunders trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hitachi Sunrockers will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: S.Asayama 12+1reb, K.Young 8+8reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 7+2reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 7+21reb+5ast, T.Furukawa 5+1reb, H.Hashimoto 4+3reb
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 23+13reb+2ast, J.Takeuchi 16+7reb+1ast, T.Watanabe 14+3reb+2ast, D.Kobayashi 4+2reb+1ast, T.Iwaguma 3+5reb+1ast, F.Nishimura 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183230


Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 71-82

Very expected game in Saporro where bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (0-4) was defeated by top-ranked Panasonic Trians (4-0) 82-71 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) chipped in 17 points. International forward Daisuke Noguchi (196-83) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. Panasonic Trians have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Toshiba BT and Toyota Alvark. Loser Hokkaido L. still closes the standings with four games lost. Panasonic Trians will face Toyota Alvark (#3) in Fuchu in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Noguchi 18+6reb+1ast, J.Catron 16+6reb+1ast, T.Orimo 15+2reb+1ast, T.Klette 10+4reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 6+4reb+8ast, J.Kurino-Dews 4+6reb
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 29+20reb+2ast, K.Kanamaru 17+1reb+1ast, K.Hirose 12+4reb+2ast, H.Kinoshita 7+1reb+2ast, H.Watanabe 7+3reb+1ast, S.Kobayashi 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183228


Hitachi SR - Aishin SH 68-71

Important game to mention about took place in Osaka. First ranked Aishin Sea Horses (3-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (1-3) 71-68 in the game for the fourth place. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Hitachi Sunrockers were ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 26-15 charge of Aishin Sea Horses, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Hitachi Sunrockers 40-29 including 25 on the defensive glass. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) added 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Hitachi Sunrockers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Aishin Sea Horses went down to fourth position due to points difference. Hitachi Sunrockers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will play against league's second-placed Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play at home against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 24+10reb+2ast, D.Kobayashi 11+2reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 11+11reb+5ast, T.Watanabe 9+2reb+2ast, F.Nishimura 8+2reb+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 3+2reb
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 18+14reb+4ast, S.Asayama 14+2reb+1ast, R.Covile 11+14reb+1ast, H.Hashimoto 8+2reb+1ast, K.Takashima 6+1reb, S.Kashiwagi 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 183227



BJ League Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Miyazaki SS - Shiga L-Stars 87-85

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Shiga L-Stars won fourth quarter 31-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Miyazaki Shining Suns made 7 blocks. American forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Kyohei Ito (175-88) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: Top Notch Sports) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Cameroonian power forward Alfred Aboya (206-85, college: UCLA) added 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Shiga L-Stars. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: M.Brown 24+7reb+2ast, K.Ito 16+6reb+5ast, H.Otsuka 15+1reb+2ast, D.Little 11+7reb+1ast, L.Cunningham 11+3reb, D.Keller 9+3reb+3ast
Shiga L-Stars: W.Arnold 19+6reb+3ast, A.Aboya 16+6reb, S.Ogawa 13+3reb+1ast, R.Nixon 11+4reb+1ast, T.Fujiwara 10+2reb+2ast, D.Gomez Camargo 9+10reb+1ast


gschID: 200344


Shimane SM - Fukuoka Rizing 90-75

Shimane Magic made 30-of-34 charity shots (88.2 percent) during the game. Fukuoka Rizing was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) scored 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St., agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 24 points during the contest. Forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.

Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 24+7reb+2ast, B.Puckett 24+4reb, T.Yokoo 11+5reb+2ast, J.Davis 10+6reb+2ast, K.Yamabuchi 9+1reb, E.Yamamoto 7+2ast
Fukuoka Rizing: R.Warren 22+18reb+2ast, J.Peppers 16+5reb+1ast, J.Ashby 11+5reb+1ast, J.Nakanishi 11+2reb, S.Ishitani 7+4reb, A.Takeno 6+1reb+1ast


gschID: 200343


Hamamatsu P. - Oita H.Devils 54-95

Oita Heat Devils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Hamamatsu Phoenix's 30. They outrebounded Hamamatsu Phoenix 54-42 including a 42-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Oita Heat Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hamamatsu Phoenix's players. American players dominated also this game. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV, agency: Top Notch Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and forward Taj Finger (203-86) supported him with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Five Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Oita Heat Devils' coach Yukinori Suzuki felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 13 points and 6 rebounds by forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Top Notch Sports) did not help to save the game for Hamamatsu Phoenix. Center Elbert Fuqua (211-83, college: UTSA, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 6 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: M.Lottich 20+8reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 18+3reb+2ast, T.Finger 16+10reb+5ast, W.White 15+14reb+7ast, C.Tate 13+5reb+1ast, I.Kersulyte 6+4reb+3ast
Hamamatsu P.: J.Parmer 13+6reb+2ast, K.Galloway 9+8reb+1ast, O.Shinnosuke 8+2reb+2ast, A.Ohta 8+5reb+2ast, E.Fuqua 6+12reb+1ast, S.Nakanishi 5+3reb


gschID: 200341


Osaka Evessa - Takamatsu FA 66-80

The game was mostly controlled by Takamatsu FA. Osaka Evessa was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Osaka Evessa 47-35 including 18 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Paul Williams (208-83, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Four Takamatsu FA players scored in double figures. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Center Darnell Cox (211-85, college: Miss.Valley St., agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocks and forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M, agency: SDJ Sports) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Osaka Evessa.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: D.Lyons 18+12reb+7ast, R.Johnson 16+6reb, M.Kita 12+3reb+1ast, P.Williams 10+16reb+3ast, H.Kikuchi 9+2ast, B.Penn 7+3reb+1ast
Osaka Evessa: N.Walkup 18+8reb+3ast, D.Cox 15+19reb+1ast, M.Obuchi 15+2reb+2ast, S.Konno 6+2reb+1ast, A.Coimbra 6+1reb, S.Watanuki 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200342


Saitama Bron. - Yokohama BC 94-115

The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 71-48 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Yokohama BC made 37-of-44 free shots (84.1 percent) during the game, while Saitama Broncos only scored fifteen points from the stripe. Yokohama BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Saitama Broncos were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Swingman Masayuki Kabaya (183-82) contributed with 24 points and 6 assists for the winners. Coach Reggie Geary's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) replied with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import power forward Randall Orr (207-82, college: Georgia Perimeter) added 20 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Saitama Broncos.


Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: M.Kabaya 24+2reb+6ast, D.Burns 24+11reb+8ast, T.Kennedy 17+7reb+2ast, P.Faye 14+10reb+1ast, P.Butorac 12+9reb, S.Hisayama 7+1reb
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 28+6reb+7ast, O.Randall 20+5reb+8ast, A.Scott 14+5reb+1ast, R.Orr 14+4reb+1ast, Y.Kitamuki 13+6reb, M.Fukuda 5+3reb+1ast


gschID: 200339


Gunma - Shinshu BW 88-101

Gunma was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 35-of-42 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while Gunma only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Shinshu BW forced 19 Gunma turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Gunma was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Toshino Tatsuhiko (185-88) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Gunma.


Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: W.Marshall 31+13reb+3ast, J.Green 22+13reb+6ast, E.Morris 17+7reb+3ast, S.Yosuke 8+1reb+5ast, T.Goya 8+2reb+1ast, D.Curry 7+3reb+2ast
Gunma: T.Tatsuhiko 20+8reb+3ast, L.Witcher 19+9reb+1ast, N.Williams 11+1reb, S.Okada 10+2reb+6ast, K.Tomori 9+5reb+5ast, S.Noriyuki 8+1reb


gschID: 200338


Akita NH - Toyama Grouses 77-70

It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyama Grouses. The best player for the winners was American forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import power forward Anthony Kent (208-83, college: Ball St., agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Akita Happinets' coach Kazuo Nakamura allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Masashi Joho (183-82) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Takeshi Mito (184-85) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Akita NH: T.Cummings 25+10reb+3ast, Y.Kikuchi 18+3reb+2ast, D.Harris 14+2reb, A.Kent 11+13reb+5ast, K.Shoji 3+3reb+5ast, Y.Yamaguchi 3
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 20+6reb+2ast, T.Mito 15+9reb+3ast, A.Garcia 11+10reb+2ast, K.Fujie 9+3ast, I.Brown 7+6reb+4ast, J.Jacob 6+6reb


gschID: 200336


Sendai 89ers - Iwate Big Bulls 63-67

Iwate Big Bulls managed to secure a 4-point victory 67-63 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 67-63. Iwate Big Bulls outrebounded Sendai 89ers 47-35 including 37 on the defensive glass. Sendai 89ers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds and forward Kevin Coble (203-87, college: Northwestern) added 19 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers.


Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: C.Dixon 18+5reb+5ast, R.Okosa 16+9reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 15+13reb, M.Sawaguchi 7+3reb+1ast, T.Masato 4+4reb+3ast, D.Sneed 4+4reb
Sendai 89ers: K.Coble 19+8reb+1ast, S.Willard 15+16reb, T.Komoda 9+2reb+1ast, H.Kusaka 5+5ast, Y.Arai 5+1reb+1ast, T.Shimura 3+1reb+3ast


gschID: 200337


Chiba Jets - Tokyo Cinq R. 108-86

Tokyo Cinq R. was better in fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chiba Jets made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. American center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) contributed with 27 points (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) for the winners. American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian center Ilija Milutinovic (211-88, college: Oakland, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo Cinq R.Four Chiba Jets and five Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Chandler 27+1reb, J.Werner 23+9reb+1ast, D.Bell 13+1reb+2ast, T.Kensuke 12+2reb+4ast, S.Isshiki 9+3reb+4ast, H.Sato 7+3reb+1ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Jones 22+7reb, I.Milutinovic 15+5reb+1ast, R.Barrett 13+4reb+3ast, A.Inoue 12+4reb+1ast, C.Aoki 10+2reb+6ast, J.Carter 8+2reb+1ast


gschID: 200340



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  KOSOVO   

Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Bashkimi 3-0 
 2. Peja 3-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 2-1 
 4. Trepca 2-1 
 5. Vellaznimi 2-1 
 6. Kolegji Univer. 0-0 
 7. Kosova 0-3 
 8. RTV 21 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Sigal Prishtina - RTV 21 93-55
Oct. 14: Trepca - Peja 71-84
Oct. 13: Bashkimi - Kosova 107-67
Oct. 13: Vellaznimi - Drita 101-77

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: RTV 21 - Kolegji Univer.
Oct. 20: Kosova - Vellaznimi
Oct. 20: Peja - Bashkimi
Oct. 20: Sigal Prishtina - Trepca


Berisha shines while Peja defeats champions - by Dren Shporta

Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) was again the maestro of the match. He scored 29 points, while most of them in crucial moments of the game to register Peja's third win in a row in BKT Superliga. Peja defeated Trepca, 71-84, in a match where the yellows of Rudolf Jugo, never gave away the advantage.

Trepca has only emerged to equalize 48-48 but, after Berisha's series of points they couldn't turn back the game.

Gerti Shima and Alban Veseli also influenced Peja's team with some three pointers - where Shima added 19 points (3 three pointers) and Veseli 15 points (3 three pointers).

On Trepca's team for the first time this season has played Drilon Hajrizi, who was the best at his side with 17 points scored. This was Trepca's first defeat of the season



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Jelgava - Jurmala 88-85
Oct. 13: Liepaja - Valmiera 84-73
Oct. 14: LU - Barons kvartals 67-57
Oct. 13: Jekabpils - Ventspils 63-92

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 17: Jurmala - Turiba
Oct. 18: Jekabpils - LU
Oct. 18: U18 - VEF Riga
Oct. 21: U18 - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Janis BERZINS
  Valmiera
  (202-F-93)
  Avg: 20
 1. Berzins, Valmiera20.0 
 2. Peiners, LU16.3 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.0 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils14.0 
 5. Silavs, Jelgava14.0 
 6. Timma, Ventspils13.5 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.13.5 
 8. Bertans, VEF Riga13.0 
 9. Hill jr., Jekabpils12.3 
 10. Vilums, Jurmala12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.3 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.9.0 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera8.5 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.5 
 5. Mednis, Jurmala8.0 
 6. Zavackas, VEF Riga8.0 
 7. Timma, Ventspils7.5 
 8. Miezis, Barons k.7.5 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera7.0 
 10. Strazdins, LU6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kalvis KRUMINS
  Valmiera
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Krumins, Valmiera6.5 
 2. Sims, Ventspils6.0 
 3. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.5 
 4. Metra, Barons k.4.5 
 5. Bricis, Liepaja4.0 
 6. Zavackas, VEF Riga4.0 
 7. Vairogs, Ventspils3.5 
 8. Kaufmanis, Valmiera3.5 
 9. Silavs, Jelgava3.0 
 10. Krumins, Jelgava3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja3.5 
 2. Vairogs, Ventspils3.0 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.3.0 
 4. Metra, Barons k.2.5 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava2.0 
 6. Sims, Ventspils2.0 
 7. Coders, Jurmala2.0 
 8. Peiners, LU2.0 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Teel, Ventspils2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga2.5 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.5 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils1.3 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Krumins, Liepaja1.0 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala1.0 
 8. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera1.0 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.1.0 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
 1. BK VEF-LSPA 2-0 
 2. RSU 2-0 
 3. Saldus 2-0 
 4. Jelgava/LLU 1-0 
 5. Kvele 1-0 
 6. Livani 1-0 
 7. VEF skola 1-1 
 8. Liepaja-2 1-1 
 9. VeA 1-1 
 10. ViA Riga 1-1 
 11. Ogres 1-1 
 12. DSN 0-2 
 13. Gulbene 0-2 
 14. Ridzene 0-2 
 15. Valmiera BSS 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Saldus - Gulbene 92-80
Oct. 14: VeA - Gulbene 91-63
Oct. 13: Liepaja-2 - Valmiera BSS 88-77
Oct. 14: BK VEF-LSPA - VEF skola 75-73



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  LEBANON   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Byblos
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Penigar, Byblos28.5 
 2. Spencer, Al Riyadi26.0 
 3. Khatib, Champville26.0 
 4. Gray, Byblos24.6 
 5. Johnson, Sagesse22.6 
 6. Youngblood, Anibal22.0 
 7. Johnson, Moutahed21.3 
 8. Hoskin, Champville20.3 
 9. Souaid, Bejjeh18.9 
 10. Khoury, Sagesse18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Byblos
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Penigar, Byblos12.1 
 2. Crump, Sagesse11.5 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi11.2 
 4. Thompson, Champvil.11.0 
 5. Hoskin, Champville10.8 
 6. Trim, Moutahed9.2 
 7. Hamdar, Hoops8.9 
 8. Bawji, Moutahed8.3 
 9. Hurd, Anibal7.6 
 10. Bou Abboud, Bejj.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rodrigue AKL
  Anibal
  (187-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Akl, Anibal6.4 
 2. Johnson, Moutahed5.8 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.7 
 4. Gray, Byblos5.5 
 5. Ismail, Al Riyadi5.5 
 6. Khatib, Champville5.1 
 7. Johnson, Sagesse4.5 
 8. Spencer, Al Riyadi4.4 
 9. Barada, Byblos4.3 
 10. Youngblood, Anibal3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Austin JOHNSON
  Moutahed
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Johnson, Moutahed2.7 
 2. Youngblood, Anibal2.6 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.4 
 4. Spencer, Al Riyadi2.1 
 5. Estephane, Champvi.1.9 
 6. Akl, Anibal1.7 
 7. Johnson, Sagesse1.7 
 8. Thompson, Champvil.1.6 
 9. Souaid, Bejjeh1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ahmad ISMAIL
  Al Riyadi
  (205-F-76)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.8 
 2. Hamdar, Hoops1.6 
 3. Crump, Sagesse1.5 
 4. Thompson, Champvil.1.5 
 5. Sabra, Byblos1.4 
 6. Vogel, Al Riyadi1.3 
 7. Youngblood, Anibal1.1 
 8. Hoskin, Champville1.0 
 9. Tabet, Anibal1.0 
 10. Bou Abboud, Bejj.1.0 



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Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Mazeikiai 4-0 
 2. Meresta 3-1 
 3. Delikatesas 3-1 
 4. Statyba