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  ARGENTINA   



South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes beat Uniceub BRB to win Group B - by Eurobasket News

Uniceub BRB-Regatas Corrientes 91:93

Regatas Corrientes beat Uniceub BRB to win Group B of the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina overcame the hosts 93:91 for 3-0 perfect record. The Brazilian side suffered the first loss and finished the group with 2-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated and looked great in the court. Uniceub BRB won the first period 33-22, but failed in the rest of the game. Regatas Corrientes replied with 22-21 in the second frame and reduced the gap to 10 points at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 22-10 and grabbed the lead at the end of the third period. Both teams nailed 27 points each in the last stanza for the final result.
Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) notched 21. Javier Martinez (189-G/F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 14 points and dished out 11 assists, while Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) had 10. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) finished the game with 24 points and Lucas Tischer (208-C-83) had 16. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) delivered 15, whilst Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) added 14.

Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 24, Lucas Tischer 16, Alex Ribeiro 15, Welington Dos Santos 14
Regatas Corrientes: Tony Washam 23, Paolo Quinteros 21, Javier Martinez 14+11 ast, Nicolas Romano 10



South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes reach the second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes-Amistad 121:60

Regatas Corrientes reach the second straight win at the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat Amistad 121:60 in Day 2.
Regatas Corrientes opened the game with 25-15 and never looked behind after. The favorites erupted with 36-9 in the second frame and led 61:24 at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to Regatas Corrientes. The latter added 23-16 in the third period and finished the game with 37-20 in the last stanza.
Nicolas Brussino (201-G/F-93) and Miguel Gerlero (194-G/F-88) top-scored for the winners with 24 points each, while Djibril Kante (205-C-80, college: Indiana St.) netted 18. Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) and Pedro I. Calderon (209-C-80) posted 15 points each in a win. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 15.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Regatas Corrientes: Nicolas Brussino 24, Miguel Gerlero 24, Djibril Kante 18, Nicolas Ferreyra 15, Pedro I. Calderon 15
Amistad: Gene Myvett 17, Quentin Smith 15



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  ASIAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Standings

9 Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 3-0 
 2. Mahram 3-0 
 3. Belent 1-2 
 4. Duhok 1-2 
 5. E.R. Falcons 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 18: Duhok - E.R. Falcons 99-62
Oct. 18: Belent - Mahram 71-118

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 19: Belent - Duhok
Oct. 19: Mahram - Al Riyadi


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ahmad IBRAHIM
  (202-G/F-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi22.0 
 2. Kozlov, Belent19.0 
 3. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.18.3 
 4. Varda, Mahram17.3 
 5. Juginisov, Belent15.3 
 6. Battulga, E.R. F.15.0 
 7. Saoud, Al Riyadi14.0 
 8. Davaadorj, E.R. F.13.8 
 9. Arakji, Al Riyadi12.3 
 10. Woods, Al Riyadi12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel AVERYANOV
  (202-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Averyanov, Belent8.7 
 2. Kardoust, Mahram7.3 
 3. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.7.0 
 4. Dartez, Duhok6.3 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi6.3 
 6. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.6.3 
 7. Mahdi, Duhok5.7 
 8. Nabipour, Mahram5.7 
 9. Purevjav, E.R. F.5.5 
 10. Odonsuren, E.R. F.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.7.3 
 2. Kamrani, Mahram4.3 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi4.0 
 4. Munkhbayar, E.R. F.3.5 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.3 
 6. Bayriyev, Belent3.3 
 7. Davarpanah, Mahram3.0 
 8. Aslani, Mahram3.0 
 9. Webb, Duhok2.7 
 10. Allanurov, Belent2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Amir SAOUD
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Saoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 3. Al-Juboori, Duhok3.0 
 4. Sahakian, Mahram2.7 
 5. Davarpanah, Mahram2.7 
 6. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 7. Webb, Duhok2.0 
 8. Kamrani, Mahram1.7 
 9. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi1.7 
 10. Juginisov, Belent1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kendall DARTEZ
  USA
  (207-C/F-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dartez, Duhok2.0 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi1.7 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.3 
 4. Hameed, Duhok1.3 
 5. Kardoust, Mahram1.3 
 6. Purevjav, E.R. F.0.8 
 7. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.0.7 
 8. Bayriyev, Belent0.7 
 9. Ariunbold, E.R. F.0.5 
 10. Bilal Tabbar., Al0.3 



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   

Standings

Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Galil Gilboa 1-0 
 2. Kumanovo 1-0 
 3. Levski Sofia 0-0 
 4. Djuro Djakovic 0-1 
 5. Mornar Bar 0-1 
Group B
 1. Kavala 1-0 
 2. Kozuv 1-0 
 3. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 4. OKK Beograd 0-1 
 5. Rilski Sportist 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 17: Kumanovo - Mornar Bar 71-69
Oct. 17: Galil Gilboa - Djuro Djakovic 66-59

B

Oct. 17: Kavala - Rilski Sportist 81-79
Oct. 16: OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66-74

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 23: Levski Sofia - Djuro Djakovic
Oct. 23: Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa

B

Oct. 24: Kavala - OKK Beograd

Round 5

Oct. 24: Kozuv - Rilski Sportist


Round 1: Four games open new season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Balkan League just started.

Group A
Galil Gilboa - Djuro Djakovic 66-59

The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 39-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Swingman Amit Simhon (197-89, agency: Ronsport) stepped up and scored 13 points and 5 assists for the winners and point guard Nimrod Tishman (189-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Swedish-DR Congolese power forward Brice Massamba (208-88, college: UNLV) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Josip Blajic (192-87) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Djuro Djakovic will play next round against strong Levski Sofia trying to get back on the winning streak. Galil Gilboa will try to continue on its current victory against Mornar Bar on the road.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: A.Simhon 13+3reb+5ast, N.Tishman 12+7reb+2ast, B.Hunter 11+7reb, K.Hayes 9+7reb+2ast, A.Bier-Katz 6+2reb+1ast, S.Brener 5+1reb+4ast
Djuro Djakovic: B.Massamba 15+8reb+4ast, D.Toroman 12+6reb+2ast, M.Sarlija 11+8reb+1ast, J.Blajic 9+6reb+7ast, M.Batina 8+4reb+1ast, M.Bakovic 4+2reb
gschID: 197928


Kumanovo - Mornar Bar 71-69

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mornar Bar won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Mornar Bar 41-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Kumanovo 2009 brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Mornar Bar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side and Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) accounted for 15 points, 16 rebounds and 9 blocks. Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Guard Andrej Pajovic (188-92, college: High School) came up with 14 points and power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mornar Bar in the defeat. Kumanovo 2009 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mornar Bar will play at home against Galil Gilboa.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: I.Dimcevski 26+9reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 15+16reb, M.Janevski 13+5reb, A.Kostoski 12+3reb+4ast, D.Stanimirovic 2+3reb+2ast, M.Golubovic 2+1reb
Mornar Bar: A.Pajovic 14+4reb+2ast, M.Sekulovic 12+3reb, M.Djurisic 12+3reb+1ast, M.Damjanovic 10+1reb+1ast, N.Milosevic 9+8reb+2ast, L.Radosavljevic 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 197927


Group B
Kavala - Rilski Sportist 81-79

A very interesting game took place in Kavala. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Bulgarian Rilski Sportist (0-1) to Greek Kavala (1-0) 81-79 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jeremy Fears (196-85, college: Bradley) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Canadian-Bosnian guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Kavala's coach Chris Chougaz used entire bench in such tough game. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 19 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Rilski Sportist. Kavala's next round opponent will be OKK Beograd at home. Rilski Sportist will play against Kozuv in Gevgelija.
Top scorers:
Kavala: J.Fears 20+1reb+4ast, J.Nunnally 11+3reb+1ast, N.Mitrovic 11+4reb, W.Coleman 10+5reb, C.Stefanidis 7+2reb+4ast, B.Krstevski 6+1reb+1ast
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 30+5reb+2ast, B.Dupree 19+12reb+2ast, H.Zahariev 13+5reb+3ast, T.Gugino 7+3reb, S.Slaveykov 6+5reb, S.Vaklinov 4+3reb
gschID: 197930


OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66-74

Quite upsetting was Serbian OKK Beograd's home defeat in a game versus FYR Macedonian Kozuv 74-66. OKK Beograd trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. Kozuv forced 21 OKK Beograd turnovers. Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 12 points. Montenegrin guard Milorad Sutulovic (196-90) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Ivan Marinkovic (208-93) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kozuv will meet at home Rilski Sportist in the next round. OKK Beograd will play against Kavala.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 17+1reb+4ast, M.Pekovic 12+4reb+2ast, K.Pavlovski 10+2reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 9+5reb+1ast, V.Filipovic 7+3reb+1ast, P.Blazevski 7+3reb
OKK Beograd: M.Sutulovic 16+5reb+2ast, I.Marinkovic 11+5reb+1ast, V.Popovic 9+1reb+1ast, A.Nesovic 8+4reb+2ast, N.Jeftic 8+4reb+1ast, F.Sepa 7+1ast
gschID: 197929



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  BOLIVIA   


South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes reach the second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes-Amistad 121:60

Regatas Corrientes reach the second straight win at the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat Amistad 121:60 in Day 2.
Regatas Corrientes opened the game with 25-15 and never looked behind after. The favorites erupted with 36-9 in the second frame and led 61:24 at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to Regatas Corrientes. The latter added 23-16 in the third period and finished the game with 37-20 in the last stanza.
Nicolas Brussino (201-G/F-93) and Miguel Gerlero (194-G/F-88) top-scored for the winners with 24 points each, while Djibril Kante (205-C-80, college: Indiana St.) netted 18. Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) and Pedro I. Calderon (209-C-80) posted 15 points each in a win. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 15.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Regatas Corrientes: Nicolas Brussino 24, Miguel Gerlero 24, Djibril Kante 18, Nicolas Ferreyra 15, Pedro I. Calderon 15
Amistad: Gene Myvett 17, Quentin Smith 15



South American League 2012: Malvin overcame Amistad in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

Amistad - Malvin 69:81

Malvin overcame Amistad in their last game of the South American League 2012. The team from Uruguay tasted the initial win after an 81:69 success. Amistad showed their best as underdogs but could not win any game.
The Bolivia club started the game with a 10-3 run and won the first period 23-16. Malvin meanwhile won the rest of the game. The team from Uruguay responded with 17-13 in the second frame and reduced to 3 points at the halftime. Moreover They won the third period 24-16 and added 24-17 in the last stanza.
Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 14 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 13. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, while Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) collected 17 points and 11 boards. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) brought 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Julio Mendoza (PG-78) had 6.

Amistad: Quentin Smith 19, Ivan McFarlin 17+11 rebs, Gene Myvett 16+11 rebs, Julio Mendoza 6
Malvin: Alexander Galindo 20, Fernando Martinez 19+12 rebs, Bruno Fitipaldo 14, Anthony Myles 13



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  BOSNIA   


Stefan Adzic top scorer of Vasas Cup U14 ! - by Chris Mathieu

Stefan Adzic top scorer of Vasas Cup U14 !
Stefan Adzic was the top scorer of Vasas Cup U14 tournament! KK BOSNA player Stefan Adzic SG 1999 ended up showing some promise for the team, even if the team results were not good. KK BOSNA didnt play well losing all three games in the regular tournament by a total score of 138-295! The team finally won in classification against LPS Basket Marosvsrhely 100-70 a game in which Stefan Adzic put up 69 points in the win! It will be interesting to see how he turns out as a player in the future.
Team MVP: Niegos Sikiras (Bosna Sarajevo)
Game results of the team in the tournament
Bosna Sarajevo - Vasas Akademia 44:115 (6:41, 8:33, 13:10, 17:31)
Top Scorers: Adzic 25, Sikiras 10, ill. Katona 19, Schafarek B. 16, Galdi 16, Torok G. 15, Zoldi 11/3.

Bosna Sarajevo - Stella Azzurra Roma 54:84 (21:25, 8:27, 15:19, 10:13)
Ts: Adzic 20, Sikiras 12, Karaupic 10, ill. Ebeling 18, Nikolic 14, Lerda 14, Trapani 10.

FC Barcelona - Bosna Sarajevo 96:40 (31:8, 26:8, 23:13, 16:11)
Ts: Ramon 22, Arque 15, Carrasco 15, Fernandez 11/3, ill. Adzic 13/3, Sikiras 13.

Bosna Sarajevo - Olimpija Ljubljana 44:101 (16:28, 4:26, 11:24, 13:23)
Ts: Adjic 19, Sikiras 16, ill. Drazovic 20, Macura 16/3, Kerzan 14, Batanik 10.

Bosna Sarajevo - LPS Basket Marosvsrhely 100:70 (30:13, 13:19, 24:20, 33:18)
Ts: Adjic 69, Sikiras 11, ill. Solyom 15, Sabau 12, Porime 12, Bichis 11.



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - NLB

Carioca Standings
 1. Flamengo 4-0 
 2. Tijuca TC 4-1 
 3. Riachuelo TC 1-4 
 4. Botafogo 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 15: Botafogo - Tijuca TC 76-89
Oct. 17: Riachuelo TC - Tijuca TC 68-101
Oct. 15: Flamengo - Riachuelo TC 110-59
Oct. 17: Botafogo - Flamengo
Oct. 19: Riachuelo TC - Botafogo
Oct. 19: Tijuca TC - Flamengo


South American League 2012: Uniceub BRB beat Malvin for 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News

Malvin- Uniceub BRB 83:108

Uniceub BRB beat Malvin for 2-0 record at the South American League 2012 in Group B. The team from Brazil overcame the Uruguay opponent 108:83.
Uniceub BRB started with 25-15 and dominated the rest of the game. They added 27-18 in the second period for 52:33 at the halftime. The hosts also managed to win the third period 32-25 and enjoyed 24-point advantage after three quarters. Malvin replied with 25-24 in the last stanza but was too far to win the game.
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) notched 20. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) delivered 17, while Isaac Goncalves (193-F/G-90) added 15. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) finished the game with 16 points and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 15. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 13, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) had 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Malvin: Reque Newsome 16, Anthony Myles 15, Bruno Fitipaldo 13, Alexander Galindo 12
Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 22, Alex Ribeiro 20, Welington Dos Santos 17, Isaac Goncalves 15



Benzor Simmons joins Vila Velha - by Eurobasket News

Vila Velha/Garoto/BMG (NBB) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Benzor Simmons (196-95kg-88, college: Tenn-Martin). Simmons played last season at Porvoon Tarmo in Finnish 1st Division. In 12 1st Division games last year he had very impressive stats: 24.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division 1st Team.
He has played previously professionally in Dominican Republic (Caneros)
Simmons attended University of Tennessee at Martin until 2011 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Vila Velha tabs James Parker - by Eurobasket News

Vila Velha/Garoto/BMG (NBB) inked 31-year old American guard James Parker (188-88kg-81, college: Robert Morris). Parker played in the summer at ACBD Rio Claro (Paulista). He played in two countries last year (!!!). Parker also played at Gaiteros in Venezuelan LPB earlier that season. In 7 LPB games last season he averaged 11.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg and 2.7spg. The other team he played that season for was Liga Sorocaba. In 8 Paulista games he had 6.3ppg.
Parker has played also professionally in Honduras (Icevic Tegucigalpa), Mexico (Pioneros Los Mochis, Coras de Tepic and Angeles).
He attended Robert Morris College until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Paulistano advance into Paulista League semifinal - by Eurobasket News

Paulistano overcame Winner/Limeira 72:71 in the fourth game of the Paulista League quarterfinal series to seal their next round appearance. Pedro Carvalho (198-F-92) came up with 17 points to lead the winners. Winner/Limeira had their backs against the wall heading into the fourth game. They started aggressively posting a 38:34 halftime lead. But Paulistano picked up the tempo in the second half. The hosts erupted for 23 points in the third term to gain a 3-point advantage. The teams went neck and neck throughout the fourth period. Winner/Limeira denied the deficit but the hosts were just a bit more accurate in the dying seconds to clinch a vital win at the end. Elinho Corazza (193-G-89, college: Miami Dade CC) and Alex Oliveira (194-F-83) finished with 13 points each for Paulistano. Helio Vitor Lima (184-PG-81) answered with 14 points for Winner/Limeira. Fernando Alvim (200-F-80) netted 12 points in the loss.


Romario moves to Franca - by Paulo Freire

The Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo basketball team has a new reinforced for the dispute of the NBB 2012 - 2013 seaon. The team from Sao Paulo State agreed with Romario Souza (208-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Louisiana Tech), 24 year old, an athlete who is 2.06 m tall. He is already in the city of Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo and training with the team led by coach Lula Ferreira in the next few days.

Romario was a player of Minas Tenis Clube between 2003 and 2008 and had experience in college basketball in the United States over the past four years, having played by the teams of College Southern Idaho and Louisiana Tech. in addition to that overseas experience in basketball, the big man also had stints in the under ages categories of the Brazilian national team, playing in the Copa Amrica under-18 in 2006 and the world under-19 in 2007. Before signing with Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo, the player had quick passage at the Mackenzie (MG) and played in five matches for the Minas State Championship.




South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes beat Uniceub BRB to win Group B - by Eurobasket News

Uniceub BRB-Regatas Corrientes 91:93

Regatas Corrientes beat Uniceub BRB to win Group B of the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina overcame the hosts 93:91 for 3-0 perfect record. The Brazilian side suffered the first loss and finished the group with 2-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated and looked great in the court. Uniceub BRB won the first period 33-22, but failed in the rest of the game. Regatas Corrientes replied with 22-21 in the second frame and reduced the gap to 10 points at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 22-10 and grabbed the lead at the end of the third period. Both teams nailed 27 points each in the last stanza for the final result.
Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) notched 21. Javier Martinez (189-G/F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 14 points and dished out 11 assists, while Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) had 10. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) finished the game with 24 points and Lucas Tischer (208-C-83) had 16. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) delivered 15, whilst Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) added 14.

Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 24, Lucas Tischer 16, Alex Ribeiro 15, Welington Dos Santos 14
Regatas Corrientes: Tony Washam 23, Paolo Quinteros 21, Javier Martinez 14+11 ast, Nicolas Romano 10



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  CANADA   


Wonge is back at Moncton Miracles - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles signed 26-year old American forward Darrell Wonge (199-86, college: Winston Salem, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC). Its actually his comeback to Moncton Miracles as he played here before. Wonge played there last season. Last season he tallied 16.8 points, 3.6 boards and 1.6 assists per game for the Miracles in NBL Canada. 
Wonge played in the final of EBA in 2011.
He was also selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL2 2nd Team back in 2009.
Wonge is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Japan (Toyota Tsusho), EBA (New York Wizards), Ecuador (Haro) and Canada (Moncton Miracles).
Wonge attended Winston Salem State University until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)



Quebec KEBS To Relocate - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral.com The National Basketball League of Canada is proud to announce the acceptance of the transfer of the Quebec Kebs to the CITY of LAVAL for the 2012-13 season. In six seasons in the old capital, the Quebec team has always had problems. They have had to find an alternative too maintain the Kebs in the province of Quebec. the choice of the owners stopped on the city of Laval,since the Coliseum can accmodate slighly more than 4000 fans. The city will also construct a new amphitheater in 2 or 3 years. In addition there is a well established tradition of basketball which makes it an ideal place so the Kebs can continue to involve in the professional environment of the NBL Canada.


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 4 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

GROUP A
Guerreros blasted Once Caldas with a colective effort, six Guerreros players finished with double figures in scoring, Once Caldas is been hurted by the absence of Alpha Bangura, their new import Monquel Pegues did not show a good level, Courtney Nelson (186-G-85, college: William Pater.) leaded the Guerreros with 21 points.
Guerreros 113 C. Nelson 21 pts
Once Caldas 63 T, Thomas 25 pts.

Cafeteros had to fight in the last quarter to win the game against the Patriotas, with this victory Cafeteros holds the second place in the group.
Cafeteros 106
Patriotas 92


GROUP B
Bukaros and Islanders played a very exciting game in Bucaramanga, Islanders took a short lead at the end of the third quarter but Bukaros defense improve and got the game.
Bukaros 94
Islanders 89


Nuevo Choco won the second game at Quibdo against the Hormigueros, this the first victory of Nuevo Choco in the second phase.
Nuevo Choco 92
Hormigueros 72.




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AEL lands Outerbridge and Aleksic - by Chris Mammides

The team of Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol seems that is going to be stronger than last season (where they play mostly with the U22 team due to fianncial issues) as it already agreed financial terms with the well known to the Limassol basketball fans Milutin Aleksic (203-F-82) a "legend" for the team of AEL as with the Serbian the Basketball queen won the one and only European title that a team has in all the sports in the island. Other than the well known Serbian forward the Limassol team agreed terms with the es forward of Aris Thessaloniki Orion Outerbridge (205-F-88, college: Rhode Island). Orion already join forces with the Limassol team and is expected normally to do his debute with AEL in the next couple of days. Orion played only for one month (pre-season) with the yellow jersey of Aris Thessalonikis and had to change jerseys simply due to FIBA's rules due to the Greek team's debts to a number of players.


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Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 17: Horsholm - Vaerlose 91-82
Oct. 17: Svendborg - SISU 90-84
Oct. 17: Randers - Naestved 87-80
Oct. 17: Horsens IC - Aalborg 107-75
Oct. 18: Bakken - Aarhus BC 105-77

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 20: Naestved - Svendborg
Oct. 20: Aalborg - SISU
Oct. 20: Horsholm - Horsens IC
Oct. 21: Vaerlose - Bakken
Oct. 24: Naestved - Vaerlose


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Rutherford, Svend.23.5 
 2. Tomko, Bakken23.2 
 3. Ocana, Randers22.5 
 4. Willen, Aalborg22.3 
 5. Delaney, Aalborg20.0 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg19.5 
 7. Thomann, Horse.19.3 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC19.2 
 9. Hesseldal, Horsholm18.8 
 10. Bowlin, Horsens IC18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.9 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Moritz, SISU8.6 
 4. Sorensen, Aalborg8.3 
 5. Thomann, Horse.8.2 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.2 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC8.2 
 8. Willen, Aalborg8.0 
 9. Walker, Naestved8.0 
 10. Chin, Bakken8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Arnar JONSSON
  Aarhus BC
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Jonsson, Aarhus BC7.5 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 3. Nielsen, SISU5.8 
 4. Murphy, Naestved5.3 
 5. Ortega, Randers5.0 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.7 
 7. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 8. Dennis, SISU4.5 
 9. Mariegaard, Svend.4.4 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC4.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers2.7 
 3. Walker, Naestved2.5 
 4. Tomko, Bakken2.5 
 5. Nielsen, SISU2.3 
 6. Varga, Horsens IC2.3 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken2.2 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 9. Murphy, Naestved1.8 
 10. Rutherford, Svend.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Washington, Svend.2.0 
 2. Thomann, Horse.1.5 
 3. Smith, SISU1.2 
 4. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.2 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 7. Jensen, Vaerlose0.8 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose0.8 
 9. Ocana, Randers0.7 
 10. Jukic, Horsholm0.7 


Ligaen Round 7: Bakken keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bakken as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bakken smashed 6th ranked Aarhus BC at home 105-77. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Aarhus BC's 46. Bakken forced 19 Aarhus BC turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Chad Tomko (180-PG-89, college: NC-Wilmington) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 4 steals. Jamaican forward Orane Chin (200-88, college: CS Fullerton) contributed with 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds for Aarhus BC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Bakken (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Svendborg. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth place with four games lost. Aarhus BC will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Bakken will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vaerlose on the road.
An interesting game for Svendborg (6-0) which hosted in Svendborg 3rd placed SISU (4-2). Leader Svendborg managed to get a 6-point victory 90-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. It was a great evening for American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Adama Darboe helped adding 17 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-90) responded with 19 points and 9 assists. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Svendborg. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. SISU at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Horsens IC. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#5) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Aalborg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Randers' fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after five consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Naestved (3-3) 87-80 on Wednesday. It was an exceptional evening for Bonell Colas who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Randers' coach Morten Hansen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caleb Walker came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Naestved in the defeat. Randers (1-5) left bottom position moving up to ninth place. Loser Naestved dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Randers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naestved will play against Vaerlose (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Aalborg is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fifth ranked Horsens IC (4-2) 107-75. Darko Jukic fired 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Horsens IC. They moved-up to third place, which they share with SISU. Aalborg lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Horsens IC's next round opponent will be Horsholm (#7) on the road. Aalborg will play against SISU in Copenhagen and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Horsholm was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Vaerlose (1-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Horsholm (2-4). Horsholm managed to secure a 9-point victory 91-82 on Wednesday. It was a very good performance for Casper Hesseldal who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Horsholm moved-up to seventh place. Loser Vaerlose dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Horsholm will face higher ranked Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaerlose will play on the road against Naestved (#5).


Bakken - Aarhus BC 105-77

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bakken as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bakken smashed 6th ranked Aarhus BC at home 105-77. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Aarhus BC's 46. Bakken forced 19 Aarhus BC turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 4 steals. Jamaican forward Orane Chin (200-88, college: CS Fullerton) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds and Icelandic guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83) added 10 points and 7 assists in the effort for Aarhus BC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bakken (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Svendborg. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth place with four games lost. Aarhus BC will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Bakken will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vaerlose on the road.
Top scorers:
Bakken: C.Tomko 31+4reb+2ast, O.Chin 23+10reb+1ast, N.Iversen 12+3reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 11+1reb, M.Sahlertz 6+5reb+1ast, C.Lindberg 6+1reb+1ast
Aarhus BC: H.Petkov 25+5reb+1ast, J.Wang 12+2reb, A.Jonsson 10+2reb+7ast, K.McShane 8+3reb, R.Laier 7+7reb, R.Soby Dalboge 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195248


Horsens IC - Aalborg 107-75

Bottom-ranked Aalborg is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fifth ranked Horsens IC (4-2) 107-75. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Aalborg was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC forced 21 Aalborg turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Horsens IC players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Aalborg's players. International guard Darko Jukic (198-90) fired 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 20 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and American power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Horsens IC. They moved-up to third place, which they share with SISU. Aalborg lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Horsens IC's next round opponent will be Horsholm (#7) on the road. Aalborg will play against SISU in Copenhagen and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: D.Jukic 24+9reb+6ast, S.Bowlin 20+2reb+7ast, K.Thomann 18+10reb+1ast, D.Friedrich 16+3reb+1ast, F.Rungby 15+8reb+3ast, M.Sakne 8+2reb+1ast
Aalborg: R.Willen 16+6reb, M.Rasmussen 16+3reb, S.Sorensen 12+11reb+3ast, R.Delaney 11+1reb+2ast, B.Soerensen 11+3reb, R.Lauridsen 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195247


Horsholm - Vaerlose 91-82

The game in Horsholm was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Vaerlose (1-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Horsholm (2-4). Horsholm managed to secure a 9-point victory 91-82 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vaerlose won third quarter 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsholm made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Horsholm especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Vaerlose was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). American guard Robert Fields (185-88, college: Catawba) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Fields is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) answered with 21 points and 6 steals and guard Peter Moller (190-94) added 18 points in the effort for Vaerlose. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Horsholm moved-up to seventh place. Loser Vaerlose dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Horsholm will face higher ranked Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaerlose will play on the road against Naestved (#5).
Top scorers:
Horsholm: C.Hesseldal 24+7reb+2ast, R.Fields 20+5reb+2ast, A.Kovacs 19+2reb+1ast, A.Hansen 12+2reb+2ast, Z.Jukic 7+7reb+6ast, B.Butler 4+1reb
Vaerlose: R.Delk 21+3reb+1ast, P.Moller 18+4reb+1ast, J.Baker 13+3reb+1ast, N.Christensen 11+5reb+2ast, M.Fabricius 8+3reb, A.Karason 7+6reb
gschID: 195246


Svendborg - SISU 90-84

An interesting game for Svendborg (6-0) which hosted in Svendborg 3rd placed SISU (4-2). Leader Svendborg managed to get a 6-point victory 90-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SISU won third quarter 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Svendborg won last quarter 21-16. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) helped adding 17 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-90) responded with 19 points and 9 assists and American center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Svendborg and five SISU players scored in double figures. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Svendborg. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. SISU at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Horsens IC. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#5) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Aalborg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 28+11reb+1ast, A.Darboe 17+3reb+4ast, M.Plannthin 15+4reb+4ast, G.Washington 14+7reb, C.Magaard 6+2reb+1ast, M.Mariegaard 5+1reb+8ast
SISU: Z.Moritz 21+9reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 19+4reb+9ast, D.Smith 15+6reb+2ast, M.Dennis 12+6reb+2ast, M.Flowers 10+7reb+3ast, J.Visaq 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195245


Randers - Naestved 87-80

Randers' fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after five consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Naestved (3-3) 87-80 on Wednesday. Naestved was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 26-12 charge of Randers, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 Naestved turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Spanish point guard Miguel Ortega (188-91) accounted for 21 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Four Randers players scored in double figures. Randers' coach Morten Hansen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Norwegian point guard Stian Mjos (182-89) added 27 points and 4 assists respectively for Naestved in the defeat. Randers (1-5) left bottom position moving up to ninth place. Loser Naestved dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Randers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naestved will play against Vaerlose (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 23+15reb, M.Ortega 21+5reb+11ast, D.Ocana 15+2reb+2ast, C.Jorgensen 14+6reb+2ast, C.Bendtsen 6+3reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 6+3reb+1ast
Naestved: S.Mjos 27+3reb+4ast, C.Walker 19+12reb+5ast, J.Benjamin 10+7reb+3ast, A.Murphy 9+1reb+6ast, N.Brasas 6+3reb+1ast, D.Crowell 6+8reb
gschID: 195244



Tomko's 31-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old point guard Chad Tomko (180-PG-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Bakken and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 31 points adding four rebounds and two assists for Bakken in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Aarhus BC (#6, 3-4) with 28-point margin 105-77. It allowed Bakken to take over top position in the Danish league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Bakken already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Tomko had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Bakken's top player in his first season with the team. Univ. of N.Carolina-Wilmington graduate has very impressive stats this year. Tomko is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.2ppg), assists (7th best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 2.5spg,54.1% FGP and 40.5% from behind 3-point line. Worth to mention Tomko played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. He is American forward in his first season at Randers. In the last game Colas recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Randers cruised to a 87-80 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Naestved (#5, 3-3). This victory allowed Randers to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 9th position in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Randers managed to get this year. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Randers' star - guard Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91). Ortega showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, five rebounds and eleven assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Randers, helping his team with a 87-80 win against the higher-ranked Naestved (#5, 3-3). Randers can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ortega he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ortega has individually a great season in Denmark. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.0apg (5th best). He also has 2.7spg and FGP: 51.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) of Svendborg - 28 points and 11 rebounds
5. Orane Chin (200-F-88) of Bakken - 23 points and 10 rebounds
6. Keane Thomann (211-C-89) of Horsens IC - 18 points and 10 rebounds
7. Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Casper Hesseldal (198-F-85) of Horsholm - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Mad Ants mull top overall pick - by Eurobasket News

The last shall be first, which is why the Mad Ants own the No. 1 pick for the Nov. 2 NBA Development League player draft. Because the Ants finished with the leagues worst record last season (14-36), they will get the first pick for the first time in the teams history when the 16-team, eight-round draft will be held at 7 p.m. in New York.
Its very important, Mad Ants president Jeff Potter said of choosing first. In our experience and the places weve been, I think the best pick weve had up to this point is eighth. The impact players are in those first four to five picks, if even that the first three picks. It allows us to go out and get one of those impact players, or it allows us to trade. It gives us a lot of options to where we can improve upon what we did last year. Its great. Im excited about the prospect of improving our team. Sioux Falls, Idaho, Maine and Reno Bighorns round out the top five selections. Last season, the Ants chose 10th and drafted Cameron Jones (6'4''-G-89, college: N.Arizona) from Northern Arizona. The 6-foot-4 guard had a team-high 48 games played and averaged 14 points. He was the only player from the 2011 draft who had any significant service with the Ants. Center Justin Neuhaus (6'11''-C-87, college: Colorado Christian), a fifth-round pick, played seven games, and sixth-round pick Jabril Banks (6'7''-F-87, college: N.Colorado) played six games. The Mad Ants, who will conduct open tryouts Saturday and Sunday at Concordia Theological Seminary beginning at 10 a.m. each day, open their training camp Nov. 12, with the first game scheduled Nov. 23 against Erie at Memorial Coliseum.
Courtesy of: journalgazette.net



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Chaleco defeats San Marcos ! - by Jaime Arevalo

Seven footer Bartel Lopez (212-C-89) is showing how he can change the games in Salvadorean First Division. Thanks to his inside presence and 35 points scored, he led last placed Chaleco to triumph over San Marcos, til now undefeated, 87-64. Lopez was the Chaleco top scorer, Rene Palma added 22 pts and Eduardo Recinos (192-F) 13 at the winning side. With 36 points, Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) was the game top scorer in losing effort, and Fabio Molina (195-G/F-81) added 11 pts for San Marcos
In another game of the same round, Roll Royce prevailed over Roll Royce, 90-82. Kevin Gutierrez led Roll Royce with 34 points, Kevin Mejia followed him at 18. The best in Delgadense were Kevin Hernandez with 27 pts and Marlon Bonilla (F) with 16.



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 18: Panathinaikos - Cantu 78-76
Oct. 19: Khimky - Real Madrid
Oct. 19: Union Olimpija - Fener.Ulker

B

Oct. 17: Asseco Prok. - Unicaja 75-77
Oct. 18: ALBA - Chalon 74-71
Oct. 18: Maccabi T-A - Montepaschi 70-68

C

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

D

Oct. 18: Brose Baskets - Besiktas 71-86
Oct. 18: Partizan - CSKA 71-76 OT
Oct. 18: Lietuvos rytas - FCB Regal 49-67


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sonny WEEMS
  CSKA
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Weems, CSKA22.0 
 2. Schortsaniti., Pan.21.0 
 3. Jerrells, Besiktas21.0 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.18.0 
 5. Hickman, Maccabi17.5 
 6. Christopher, Besik.17.0 
 7. Thompson, ALBA17.0 
 8. Wood, ALBA17.0 
 9. Aradori, Cantu16.5 
 10. Calloway, Unicaja16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shelden WILLIAMS
  Chalon
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Williams, Chalon11.0 
 2. Thomas, Maccabi9.5 
 3. Kasun, Montepaschi9.0 
 4. Eliyahu, Maccabi8.0 
 5. Tomic, FCB Regal7.5 
 6. Katelynas, Lietuv.7.0 
 7. Musli, Partizan7.0 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA6.5 
 9. Zirbes, Brose B.6.5 
 10. Hrycaniuk, Asseco6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Asseco P.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Blassingame, Assec.9.0 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.6.5 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 4. Koszarek, Asseco6.0 
 5. Seibutis, Lietuv.4.0 
 6. Schilb, Chalon4.0 
 7. Brown, Montepaschi4.0 
 8. Panko, Panathin.4.0 
 9. Gipson, Brose B.4.0 
 10. Schaffartzik, AL.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Renaldas SEIBUTIS
  Lietuv.
  (198-SG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.0 
 2. Teodosic, CSKA3.0 
 3. Schilb, Chalon2.5 
 4. Hickman, Maccabi2.0 
 5. Musli, Partizan2.0 
 6. Rush, Chalon2.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, Parti.2.0 
 8. Erceg, CSKA2.0 
 9. Markota, Besiktas2.0 
 10. Gordon, Partizan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Randal FALKER
  Besiktas
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Falker, Besiktas2.5 
 2. Zoric, Unicaja2.5 
 3. Samardziski, Lietu.1.5 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi1.5 
 5. Tomic, FCB Regal1.5 
 6. Markota, Besiktas1.5 
 7. Kasun, Montepaschi1.5 
 8. Cusin, Cantu1.5 
 9. Krstic, CSKA1.0 
 10. Nachbar, Brose B.1.0 


Benjamin Ortner is a newcomer at Montepaschi - by Eurobasket News

Montepaschi Siena (SerieA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Austrian international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-103kg-83, college: Metropolitan State of Denver). Ortner moved there from LTi 46ers in German BBL league where he supposed to play, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Benetton Treviso (SerieA). In 28 SerieA games last year he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the supercup final. Ortner also played at Cantu earlier that season. In 8 SerieA games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He also played 9 games in Euroleague but he averaged just 0.3ppg.
Ortner has been a member of Austrian international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2004 and previously for U22 National Team back in 2001.
Ortner has played previously professionally in Austria (TSI Intersport) and Italy (Trenkwalder RE and Udinese).
He attended Metropolitan State of Denver until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FRANCE   


EuroLeague: Alba Berlin needs a strong finish to beat Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Alba Berlin - Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone 74:71

Alba Berlin needs a strong finish to beat Chalon in EuroLeague Game 2. The German side erupted with 23-12 in the last stanza to take a 74:71 win at home.
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone looked better in the first half and managed to post two narrow victories in the first two quarters. The French side won the first period 25-24 and added 15-12 in the second quarter. Moreover Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone delivered 19-15 in the third frame and led 8 points after 30 minutes. Alba Berlin however made everything to stay tough in the game. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) HEIKO and RANDLE BRIAN reduced to 60:66 early in the last stanza. Heiko Schaffartzik HEIKO cut it to 64:66, but Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) increased the lead for the French team to 4 points. RANDLE, BRIAN tied the game at 68:68 with 3 minutes to go as Alba Berlin dominated the court at that time. Heiko Schaffartzik HEIKO and DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) scored for 74:68, while SCHILB, BLAKE reduced to the final result in the game.
Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) paced all the winners with 24 points and DaShaun Wood notched 19. Heiko Schaffartzik followed them with 13 points. Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) answered with 20 points in the losing effort, while Shelden Williams and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) nailed 14 apiece.

Alba Berlin: Deon Thompson 24, DaShaun Wood 19, Heiko Schaffartzik 13
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone: Steed Tchicamboud 20, Shelden Williams 14, Blake Schilb 14



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Armia 0-0 
 2. Batumi 0-0 
 3. Dinamo Tbilisi 0-0 
 4. Kutaisi 0-0 
 5. MIA Academy 0-0 
 6. Olimpi 0-0 
 7. Rustavi 0-0 
 8. Samedicino 0-0 
 9. Sokhumi 0-0 
 10. STU Tbilisi 0-0 
 11. TSU Tbilisi 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 20: MIA Academy - Batumi
Oct. 20: Olimpi - Sokhumi
Oct. 20: STU Tbilisi - Rustavi
Oct. 20: Dinamo Tbilisi - TSU Tbilisi
Oct. 21: Kutaisi - Samedicino



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  GERMANY   


EuroLeague: Besiktas JK Istanbul roll over Brose Baskets in Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg - Besiktas JK 71:86

Besiktas JK Istanbul roll over Brose Baskets in Bamberg at the start of Day 2 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side did not have any difficulties reaching 86:71 win for 2-0 record in Group D. The German side fell at 0-2 record.
Besiktas JK Istanbul immediately took the lead and won the first period 24-19. They continued their dominance and added 23-12 in the second quarter. Moreover the Turkish team needed 20-11 in the third quarter for a comfortable lead. Brose Baskets Bamberg only managed to win the last period 29-19 and reduced to final 15 points.
Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) paced all the winners with 27 points and Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 14. Damir Markota (209-F-85) delivered 11, whilst Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) and Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) posted 9 each. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) had 11. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) and Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) followed them with 10 points apiece.

Brose Baskets Bamberg: Anton Gavel 21, Bostjan Nachbar 11, Maik Zirbes 10, Teddy Gipson 10
Besiktas JK: Curtis Jerrells 27, Muratcan Guler 14, Damir Markota 11, Serhat Cetin 9, Patrick Christopher 9



EuroLeague: Alba Berlin needs a strong finish to beat Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Alba Berlin - Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone 74:71

Alba Berlin needs a strong finish to beat Chalon in EuroLeague Game 2. The German side erupted with 23-12 in the last stanza to take a 74:71 win at home.
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone looked better in the first half and managed to post two narrow victories in the first two quarters. The French side won the first period 25-24 and added 15-12 in the second quarter. Moreover Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone delivered 19-15 in the third frame and led 8 points after 30 minutes. Alba Berlin however made everything to stay tough in the game. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) HEIKO and RANDLE BRIAN reduced to 60:66 early in the last stanza. Heiko Schaffartzik HEIKO cut it to 64:66, but Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) increased the lead for the French team to 4 points. RANDLE, BRIAN tied the game at 68:68 with 3 minutes to go as Alba Berlin dominated the court at that time. Heiko Schaffartzik HEIKO and DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) scored for 74:68, while SCHILB, BLAKE reduced to the final result in the game.
Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) paced all the winners with 24 points and DaShaun Wood notched 19. Heiko Schaffartzik followed them with 13 points. Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) answered with 20 points in the losing effort, while Shelden Williams and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) nailed 14 apiece.

Alba Berlin: Deon Thompson 24, DaShaun Wood 19, Heiko Schaffartzik 13
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone: Steed Tchicamboud 20, Shelden Williams 14, Blake Schilb 14



Benjamin Ortner Leaves The LTi Giessen 46ers For Italy - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


One day your playing in a small gym next to the cow pastures in Giessen and the next day your headed back to Italy where you have played your whole career. Austrian 29 yera old 206cm power forward/center Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) was playing his 8th professional basketball season with the LTi Giessen 46ers after having played his first seven in Italy, five in the Serie A and two years in the Serie 2. Today it was announced that he is headed back to italy to play for Euroleague club Montepaschi Siena. Ortner had had a three month contract with Giessen, but Siena offered him such a good deal now that he couldnt refuse. Ortner played four games for Giessen averaging 11,0ppg, 5,8rpg, 2,0apg and 1,0bsp.

Source: LTi Giessen 46ers



Can Jacob Burtschi and Co Help Lead The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Back To The Beko BBL Playoffs After A One Year Drought? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It always a delight when a Beko BBL team returns to face off against an ex teammate. In the last years the Fraport Skyliners had to tangle with former players like Derrick Allen who continued to ballerina Skyliner players dizzy like a kid trapped on a merry go round, Koko Archibong who seemed like an even more foreign on body each passing year with his further stations in Duesseldorf, Giessen and BBC Bayreuth denying Dashaun Wood a win despite a big win, Ken Johnson being a menace swatting away balls with Bonn or Max Weber who has been a Beko BBL traveler having played in Giessen, Goettingen and now the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg getting in a laugh in the first game of the season beating his ex team. This Sunday the Fraport Skyliners have a basketball date with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and ex player Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force). Burtschi wasnt only a great player with his short stay with the team after coming in December 2011 for the NBA departed Jon Leuer and without the Oklahoma native might never have had such a successful second half of the season just missing the Beko BBL playoffs with a last game loss in Bonn. Burtschi might be the most charismatic player in the 14 year history of the Frankfurt Skyliners. Burtschi was a guy that brought a positive attitude to the club on and off the court. He enjoyed competiting, playing hard, giving 180% and diving for the ball until he was black and blue, but retaining that boyish look and charm. Who could forget his interview session at the Skyliner tuxedo fitting day where he grabbed the mic and interviewed Skyliner players and made it look easy and seemed to be like a Carson, Leno and Letterman in one 198cm body. He is a player that can can do it all on the court which is shoot, rebound, play defense and lead a team. As the team started 0-3, he led his team to a whipping of the LTi Giessen 46ers 114-80 where he was top scorer where he was all over the court and the only thing missing was him interviewing Giessen mascot Fabius and being critical asking him why he hadnt given more effort firing up his team. His hidden strength is his passing and he loves monopoly which he played with a passion as he was a member of Phoenix Hagen. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven have gotten off to a slow start at 1-3 and have missed the Beko BBL playoffs the last years and if there is one guy that can help lead the team back to the promised land of the playoffs then it is Jacob Burtschi. Bremerhaven is a handful of decent clubs hoping to get back there. It doesnt matter who you talk to, every person has only positive things to say about the Oklahoma native. Last season with the Frankfurt Skyliners there was the debate if he was better kept playing the three or four which ha dalso been an issue in 2008-2009 with Konrad Wysocki. Jacob Burtschi is a very interesting young man. I saw him play with Phoenix Hagen. He is a tweener. I remember talking about Klaus Perwass. We had different ideas about where he should play, but as coaches you are always right. I think he is more a three, but he played the position four with Frankfurt and Hagen. It will be interesting to see how Doug Spradley plays him. I think he is better at the three since he has a good shot and can move well. At the position four he has to play more at the hoop and can have problems with more physical four opponents. He is a very good player and will be very motivated to play against his old team, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The ex teammates of Burtschi in Frankfurt also had good memories of the Oklahoma native. I am looking forward to playing against him again. I remember him telling me where the best food places were in Frankfurt and he knew that already after a few weeks there. He also always joked saying I stole his rebounds, smilied Texas native Devin Gibson.

In the 2010-2011 season, the Eisbaeren finished the season in eighth place with a record of 18-16 as they beat out EnBW Ludwigsburg on the last game day sneaking into the Beko BBL playoffs. they were able to reach the playoffs thanks to winning 5 of their last seven games. The team had very talented players with fan favorite Torrell Martin, inside duo Craig Callahan and Andrew Drevo and strong role players like German national player Philipp Schwethelm, John Allen, Jan Lipke and Sean Denison. However they had two problems with lingering injuries all season long as Martin missed the last three months of the season and a point guard problem as coach Doug Spradley played a special playmaking lottery at the start of the season with many guys coming in and departing as quickly as the polar bears do when the first warm air comes. We had very much disturbances that season as players came and went, stressed Bremerhaven head coach Doug Spradley. It is not always easy to get a positive expression from Spradley since his closet friends might be the only ones to see him smile since he is always very focused during games. The team did celebrate big wins against the Artland Dragons, BG Goettingen, Braunschweig and Oldenburg, but never was able to beat one of the big 3 teams with Bamberg, Berlin or Frankfurt. The season ended quickly as the Brose Baskets Bamberg swept them in three games.

Last season Instead of making a summer cleaning session exchanging players for new players the same way Boston Celtic legend Larry Bird was able to always pick a new pigeon on defense to make look like raw meat when scoring baskets, Doug Spradley was able to identify that guys like Torrell Martin, ex NBA playmaker and big guard Jamison Brewer who left during the season going back to the States and scoring guard Terrell Everett would be adequate for the foundation of the new team. Spradley brought in a strong trio for the front court with 2010 Eurochallenge winner Chris Mcnaughton, versatile forward and playoff experienced Jason Cain and second year man Zachery Peacock who had a solid rookie season in Giessen. German Jermaine Raffington was also hauled into help under the boards and Beko BBL rookie Mike Smith who is a fantastic rebounder at 198cm. Sharp shooter ex Giessen 46er Anthony Smith was also brought in to help strengthen the athleticism in the team. Due to the departure of Jamison, the team added experienced Alex Gordon at the guard spot. Gordon is a 27 year old 182 cm guard from Pensacola, Florida that Displays great speed and quickness along with tremendous range from the perimeter. Brings a competitive flavor to the floor. He played at Vanderbilt (NCAA) from 2004-2008. In his first three seasosn as a professional, he played in Turkey and France. Is the team better now with Gordon than before with Brewer. The team looks solid on paper, but Doug Spradley knew that the Beko BBL gets stronger each season and the playoffs always more difficult to reach. It was very difficult to reach the top 8 teams. 12 -13 teams hadrealistic chances of making the playoffs, warned Doug Spradley. However the departure of Brewer proved to be vital as the team missed the Beko BBL playoffs finishing in 11th place as that classical point guard to lead the time at vital moments was missing. In 2010-2010, the team was known for its scoring, but less known for their defense as they averaged giving up 79 points per game. We had to improve on defense, added Doug Spradley. With Torrell Martin being possibly one of the most athletic players in the league, the club hopes to boost its output on defense with athleticism which will be bolstered with the new players. However Martin has been injured for some time. They have had a lot of injuries and made some changes as well. It is tough when a key player gets injured and when you make constant changes all the time to a roster to find a rhythm, stated ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost seven of eight games in the second half of the season which hurt their chances of reaching the playoffs. The 83-82 loss in Berlin where the 8 time Beko BBL champion made a furious comeback in the last minuteswhich Bremerhaven should of won kind of set their downfall. They also lost a close game in Wurzburg 71-69 which didnt help their cause either of making the Beko BBL playoffs.

This season the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven did a full face lift as they only kept young players and back up point guard Anthony Canty and Jermaine Raffington releasing nine players and signing eight new players. Doug Spradley who has been known for being very picky about his point guards having replaced them in recent years the same way Paris Hilton does sunglasses. He has been known for not only having to hear from player agents how incredible the player is but also calls the players himself. He spoke with new point guard Stanley Burrell 8-10 times before knowing that he was the right choice. I need to have a good relationship with my point guard. He plays hard and wants to win, stressed Eisbaeren Bremerhaven head coach Doug Spradley. The team got talented German national player Philipp Zwiener who made the next step with TBB Trier and now is more or less the identification figure on the team. The team also added shooting power at the wing with Alex Harris who had two strong seasons in Ludwigsburg. Stanley Burrell is the new point guard who has European experience playing in Belgium and had a strong season in Poland last season. The team recently picked up Stefon Jackson who also played in Belgium the last years and had double figure point totals in Eurochallenge play. The glue guy will be Jacob Burtschi who is currently the teams top rebounder. The team picked up hot shooter Justin Stommes who comes for the PRO A and has adjusted nicely to the Beko BBL so far. The club also has a strong big man tandem with Scott Morrison and Keith Waleskowski. Morrison has extensive experience in Europe and wont shy to go there where it hurts as he experienced in a Giessen rout breaking his nose. Waleskowski is a solid man form the bench that gives valuable minutes and he played in Spain and Italy for years. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will be very strong at the position 1-3 and will play a more aggressive fast style. Despite the slow start, the roles seemed to be clearly evident in the Giessen win. Doug Spradley likes to play aggressive defense. He is very disciplined and always does intense scouting. Bremerhaven plays disruptive defense as they like to destroy the opponents offense. He likes to practice automatic and counters. He is always thinking how the team will react when something is taken away, warned Steven Clauss.

Since The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven entered the BBL in 2005-2006, they have had some interesting battles with The Skyliners. Bremerhaven have had the number of Frankfurt in the first four season posting a 6-3 record. In the first two seasons, Bremerhaven totally dominated Frankfurt with a 4-0 record. Who could forget the stunning 89-88 Bremerhaven win in their first meeting ever in the fall of 2005 as Brian Jones won the game with a buzzer beater. The Eisbaeren won the return date in Bremerhaven 94-78 as ex Skyliner Nino Garris played one of his few good games for Frankfurt dropping 20 points. However in the 2007-2009 seasons, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have had a positive record of 3-2 and were 2-2 at home. The curious thing is that the two games at home were decided by one point. In the 2007-2008 season, Frankfurt lost 82-81 in the Ballsporthalle and last season Frankfurt nipped Bremerhaven 66-65 with 16 points and 11 rebounds from ex Skyliner Lorenzo Gordon. In the 2009-2010 season, both clubs played seven games including five games in the playoffs. Frankfurt won the season series 4-3 last season posting a 2-1 record in the Ballsporthalle and posting a 2-2 record in Bremerhaven. The two wins at home remain unforgettable as Frankfurt won the season game 70-69 as Pascal Roller led the charge with 15 points and game two 84-83 as Aubrey Reese poured in 18 points. In the 2010-2011, Frankfurt won 81-66 at home as Dashaun Wood and AJ Moye led the charge with 19 points a piece and they also won in Bremerhaven 71-56 as Dashaun Wood had a Lebron James type game with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Since the Eisbaeren entered the Beko BBL in 2005, the series between both teams jha steh Eisbaeren Bremerhavne with the 11-9 advantage. In the first meeting this season, the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven came to Frankfurt winning 63-55. Torrell Martin hit some big shots leading his team with 19 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Justin Gray and Jermareo Davidson with 14 points a piece. In the second game in Bremerhaven, the Fraport Skyliners lost 76-70 thanks to a strong 28 point second quarter sparked by a 25 point Anthony Smith night in which the Skyliners couldnt recover from. Jimmy Mckinney led the Fraport Skyliners with 16 points and Tim Ohlbrecht and Devin Gibson added 12 points a piece.

The Fraport Skyliners have a two game losing streak and currently have a record of 1-3. They are desperate for a win as they got mauled in the second half in Trier. Once again they were unable to find a healthy rhythm on offense as they were unable to find a cure about getting by the aggressive Trier defense that liked to double team and had a fury of help defense always ready. Frankfurt also turned the ball over too much and had problems on giving up offensive rebounds. Bremerhaven has a very good roster and Frankfurt has to play their game. Frankfurt has to be careful that Bremerhaven doesnt do the same as MBC taking away their rhythm and breaking them, stressed Steven Clauss. Bremerhaven is coming off a huge 114-80 rout in Giessen and will be very motivated to win their first game in the Eisbaeren cage. Frankfurt has to gte back to what they do well. We have to play defense the way we know how. If we can do that than our offense will come from its self, stressed Fraport Skyliner guard Devin Gibson. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven host the Fraport Skyliners October 21st.

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven are led by Stefon Jackson. Jackson is a 27 year old 196cm guard from Philadelphia that is playing his first season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. He played at the University of Texas-El Paso from 2005 and 2009 playing a total of 122 NCAA games. Finished career as UTEP and Conference USA's all-time leading scorer with 2,456 points. He played in Turkey and Greece as a rookie in 2009 and in Belgium the last two seasons. Last season he played for Generali Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-D1, starting five): EuroChallenge: 12 games: 11.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 83.3%; Belgian League: 33 games: 11.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 72.4%. He won the Belgium cup last season. Scott Morrison is also playing his first season with Bremerhaven. He is a 26 year old 212 cm center from Canada and Germany is his fourth country as a professional . He has great size and he can really run. He brings a good understanding of the game. A skilled and agile player for his size. He played at Portland State from 2004-2008 playing a total of 119 NCAA games. Finished career as PSU's all-time leader in blocked shots (187), second in all-time field goal percentage (.543), fifth in rebounding (666) and 12th all-time in scoring (1,098 points). Also, finished third all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career field goal percentage (.575). He played in Hungry, Ukraine and Estonia in his first three seasons. Last season, he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 38 games: 10.6ppg, 5.7rpg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 63.4%, FT: 63.4%.

Stanley Burrell is a 28 year old 190cm point guard from Indianapolis, Indiana playing his first season for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Burrell played at Xavier from 2004-2008.He reached the NCAA Elite 8 in 2008He had five pre game work outs with NBA teams. He played in Bosnia, Belgium and Poland as a professional. Last season he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 39 games: 15.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 81.9%. Jacob Burtschi 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 won the 2011 Beko BBL three point shooting contest.

Justin Stommes is a 24 year old 200cm swing man from Cold Spring, Minnesota. After a strong season in the PRO A for the Webmoebel Baskets Paderborn, he has made the jump to the Beko BBL getting the trust from Doug Spradley. Stommes played at E.Kentucky (NCAA) form 2007-2011 never shooting below 40% from the parking lot in his four year career. He played a total of 119 NCAA games and in his senior year played 27 games: 11.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 42.0%, FT: 81.5%. As a rookie last season for the Webmoebel Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA) he played 29 games: 16.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 72.5%. Phillip Zwiener is a 27 year old 198cm forward who started his basketball career as a 17 year old in 2002 for TSV Lesum-Bremen (2Bundealiga). In 2004-2005, in his last season for TSV Lesum, he played 29 games averaging 14.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 57%, 3FGP: 28.1%, FT: 77.3%. He then got rewarded by getting signed by German power house Alba Berlin. Zwiener didnt take off like an Albatros as he played on the Spree for five years playing only 114 BEKO BBL games, 15 ULEB Cup games, 4 Eurocup games and 2 Euroleague games. He never was able to develop into a important player because the club had so many talented players and always had the pressure to have to win. He was able to win 2 BEKO BBL cups and 1 BEKO BBL championship with Alba Berlin. Despite not playing so much in Berlin, German national coach Dirk Bauerman always had an eye on him and invited him to play at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing. I am not surprised by the development of Phil. He just didnt get much time in Berlin. He got valuable experience and now is got his chance to shine in Trier. His time in Berlin was very valuable as he was playing for one of the most respected teams in Europe and was able to play behind some great players and learn from them and play Euroleague. He will only get better, warned John Bynum. Phil never had a real chance in Berlin, because there were so many talented players there. He is a good player and is proved it with TBB Trier. If he keeps working then he will improve. I am sure his goal is to return back to the German national team, warned Dru Joyce last season. Zwiener is currently one of the best in the league. He is running the team and has done a good job. He just needed the chance to play which he didnt get in Berlin and now he is getting that chance, commented Quentin Pryor. Last season for TBB Trier, the German played 1 games: 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 72.5%.

Keith Waleskowski is a 32 year old 204cm power forward/center that is from Dayton, Ohio and playing his first season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. He is a strong inside player, who can score and has timing for the rebounds. Has the ability to involve teammates with his leadership and passing skills. He played at Dayton from 2000-2004. He has had much joy of having a strong basketball career in Spain and Italy the last 8 years. He played in Spain five years and in Italy the last three years. Last season, he played for ezenis Verona (Italy-Lega2, starting five): 19 games: 10.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 62.3%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 84.4%. Alex Harris who is a 26 year old 196cm guard from Mission Viejo, California that is playing his first season in Bremerhaven. He grew up in Alameda, California and played at the University of California/Santa Barbara from 2004-2008 and in his senior year, he played games: 20.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.0%, 3Pts: 42.3%, FT: 81.2%. After college, he played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 34.5%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 66.7%. In 2008-2009, he turned professional and played in Poland the last two seasons. In 2008-2009, he played for Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBE, starting five): Eurocup: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg; Polish League: 34 games: 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 82.7%. In 2009-2010, he played for Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 30 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.5%. He played in the Polish Allstar game 2010.He played for EnBW Ludwigsburg form 2010-2012. Last season for Ludwigsburg, he played 32 games: 12.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 76.9% He played at the 2011 Beko BBL Allstar game in Trier. Jermaine Raffington is a 27 year old 205cm power forward/center German. He played at TSG Ehingen from 2002-2005. He played at Southeastern CC from 2005-2007 and then returned back to Germany. He played at BV Chemnitz 99 (2.Bundesliga) in 2007-2008 playing 30 games: 12.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 53.4%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 59.3%. He played for BBC Bayreuth from 2008-2010. In 2009-2010, he played 30 games: 10.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 72.7%. In 2010-2011 for BG Goettingen, he played : EuroCup: 7 games: 3.4ppg, 1.1rpg; German League: 23 games: 2.5ppg, 1.2rpg. The Germna is back in Bremerhaven for a second season. Last season for the Eisbaeren, he played 32 games: 3.2ppg, 1.4rpg2012-2013: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL). Anthony Canty returns for a third season to Bremerhaven. Canty is a 21 year old 183cm point guard from Germany. In 2010-2011 he played 15 games for Bremerhaven averaging 2.2ppg and also played at Cuxhaven BasCats (ProA): 22 games: 5.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.3%. Who could forget his spirited game in Frankfurt where he had to play a bulk at the point showing his three point shooting savoy and playmaking skills.





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EuroLeague: Panathinaikos celebrate first win - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Cantu 78:76

Panathinaikos celebrated the opening win in EuroLeague season. They overcame Cantu in Athens tonight to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) delivered 19 points to lead the hosts to the win. Cantu fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Panathinaikos grabbed a 23:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Cantu lived up to the challenge and answered straight back in the second frame. The Italian team silenced the crowd in Athens with a 26-point tally in the period to narrow the gap to a single point 44:43. Panathinaikos stressed defence in the third term. The Greek team limited Cantu to just 12 points in the quarter to take a 6-point lead into the fourth frame. Cantu managed to cut the distance to just two points late in regulation. Leunen had a chance to win the game for Cantu but missed a late three-pointer as Panathinaikos escaped with a tough win at the end. Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) provided 12 points, while Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) added 11 points for the winners. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) and Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) answered with 17 points each for Cantu.

Panathinaikos: Sofoklis Schortsanitis 19, Dimitris Diamantidis 12, Andy Panko 11
Cantu: Pietro Aradori 17, Manuchar Markoishvili 17



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Den Bosch - Leeuwarden 79-75 OT
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.


76ers let Gadzuric go - by Eurobasket

Philadelphia 76ers cut 34-year old Dutch ex-international center Dan Gadzuric (211-112kg-78, college: UCLA). He played in two countries last year (!!!). He ended last year at Knicks where in 2 NBA games he did not score anything and had only 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. The last season he also played at Texas Legends. In 12 D-League games he averaged 12.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Gadzuric played that season for was Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA. In 8 CBA games he had very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 13.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg and 2.0bpg.
Gadzuric was a member of Dutch Senior National Team between 2009 and 2011.
He has played also professionally in (Brooklyn Nets and iangsu Dragons), other NBA teams (Golden State Warriors) and China (Jiangsu Dragons).
Gadzuric attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2002 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Michael Schachtner, "God Freely Gives" - by Fred Roggen

I had a change to sit down with ZZ Leiden forward Michael Schachtner (206-F-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) this week. In this wide-ranging and Inspiring interview we talked about his new team ZZ Leiden and about his faith - Schachtner mentioned in this interview about the struggles the Lord helped him through in his junior year on Wisconsin-Green Bay University, and all through his personal life and playing career, Schachtner has lived his life by using basic fundamentals that can be found in God's Word. His shares these fundamentals in this interview.

You grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin , what was your childhood like?
I have a family of eight people. I am the youngest of six children with four older sisters and one older brother. I grew up next to my grandparents farm so my siblings and I cooperated together to get the work done on the farm and at home. Our parents always encouraged us to play outside. We had many great times playing on the big round hay bales on the farm, swimming and fishing at the lake down the street, and playing with our cousins who lived nearby. My passion for basketball started before I can remember. In addition to shooting in the shed at my grandparents farm, my parents put a basketball hoop on our gravel driveway on the top of a hill. I guess it was a blessing in disguise because I quickly learned it was much better to make the shot than miss and chase the ball down the hill.

Michael, was basketball the only sport you participated in your youth?
I also played American football up until my second year in high school. I participated in track and field and baseball in my younger years as well.

Looking back, what have you learned from your journey as a student-athlete at Wisconsin-Green Bay? Have you encountered discouragement and disappointment in your athletic career?
I learned a great level of discipline being a student-athlete at Wisconsin-Green Bay. Balancing basketball with studies was difficult my first year, but I got accustomed to it after that. During my junior year of college I went through a struggle with depression. I had a great freshman and sophomore year in basketball and I thought the sky was the limit. It felt as though a wall hit me and it took me some time to get back to the level of play I was determined to reach. God used that time to humble me and to show me that He deserves the glory for my accomplishments, not me.

What were the reasons to choose ZZ Leiden?
I knew ZZ Leiden had a great history of success so that was very appealing. I wanted to contribute to that success. I am blessed that they were so interested.

How do you approach the game? What are your priorities?
I make sure I prepare my body and mind. I say many little prayers before the game and during the game. Making sure I eat well and get quality sleep are also priorities. I approach the game by letting go and letting God with the talent He has given me.

Do you think of anything while you are at the line?
I envision myself shooting baskets in the shed at my grandparents farm when I was young. I spent countless hours in that shed and always shot well there.

Has finding your talent in basketball helped you become confident off the court and in other areas of your life?
Truthfully, I have never really been that confident in basketball that my abilities on the court have translated into direct confidence in other areas of my life. I think I am one of my toughest critics when it comes to playing basketball so when the day is done I enjoy switching gears and thinking about other areas of my life. Although my wife is my number one fan I enjoy talking to her about other things besides basketball. Basketball is a big part of me, but it is still only a part.

Being a Christian as a pro, do you ever find that difficult?
Following the commands of Christ Jesus can be difficult no matter if you are a pro basketball player or any other professional. I have the most difficulties living the Christian life when I have to control my emotions and body language after a bad call by the referee for example. This is a time when I am not being a good example of a Christian and I have to take a step back and give my negative emotions to God because He can handle them much better than I can.

What spiritual disciplines have you developed that keep you grounded and focused as a Pro?
I start my day with a daily devotional and end my day with reading the Bible and prayer. Throughout the day I say little prayers to God as well. My wife, Andrea, and I say prayers together out loud every day. I strongly recommend this to couples to keep placing God in the center of their relationship and first in each others lives. This routine keeps my life in perspective. Gods plan will happen regardless and I want to live in line with that plan. Throughout the good and bad in the day, I can turn to God and He will give me the strength to get through it.

What is the foundation of your strong faith?
My parents are Christian and I was blessed to grow up in a loving home with strong morals and values. I was taught at a young age to have a relationship with God and I have tried my best to live that way.

As a basketball player, how do you glorify God with the gifts that He has given you?
I glorify God by spending time in prayer with thankfulness. God freely gives, but He can also take away where He sees fit. I am blessed to play basketball for a living with the opportunities I have been given and I try to make the most out of any situation. I think one of the best ways to glorify God is by treating others the way Jesus would with respect and love and by spreading God to others.

People told me how down-to-earth you are. Whats your secret to staying humble in a world where its all too easy to get caught up in the hype of fortune and fame?
I appreciate that, Fred. My parents and siblings were always on me when I was younger to be humble with my talent. More importantly, I know that God is in control. I learned a hard lesson with my depression when I got too much pride through my accomplishments in early college. Jesus said you cannot serve both God and money. I always make sure I have my priorities in check.

About your new team, whats your first impressions of the team, the organization and the fans?
I am very excited to be a part of this club. All the guys get along well, the coaches are great, the management is professional, and the fans are amazing. It has also been a true blessing to receive such a warm welcoming. The staff has been very helpful and accommodating which is greatly appreciated when I am far from home.

What are your expectations for this season and what has demanded the team from you?
We want to win a championship. The team wants me to spread the court and be an outside shooting threat. Whatever my role, I am willing to give my all.

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



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Standings - Iceland Express League

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Keflavik - KR 83-85
Oct. 18: Njardvik - IR 80-82
Oct. 18: Fjolnir - Skallagrimur 70-91
Oct. 18: Snaefell - Stjarnan 110-94
Oct. 19: Tindastoll - KFI
Oct. 19: Thor Thorl - Grindavik


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Sammy ZEGLINSKI
  Grindavik
  (182-PG-88)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Zeglinski, Grindav.29.5 
 2. Belin, Njardvik28.7 
 3. Valdimarsson, Stja.28.7 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan26.7 
 5. Broussard, Grind.25.5 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl25.0 
 7. Palm, IR24.7 
 8. Vilbergsson, Skall.23.7 
 9. Medlock, Skallagri.21.3 
 10. Spencer, KFI20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Van, Njardvik15.3 
 2. Miller-W., KFI13.5 
 3. Diggs, Thor Thorl10.0 
 4. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir9.7 
 5. Valentine, Tindast.9.5 
 6. Helgason, Stjarnan9.3 
 7. Flake, Thor Thorl9.0 
 8. Quaintance, Skalla.9.0 
 9. Magnusson, KR8.7 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.0 
 2. Williams, IR7.7 
 3. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.0 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan6.7 
 5. Ragnarsson, Thor T.5.5 
 6. Fridriksson, Njard.5.3 
 7. Bell, KR5.0 
 8. Smith, Thor Thorl5.0 
 9. Quaintance, Skalla.4.5 
 10. Miles, Tindastoll4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Skalla.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Quaintance, Skalla.4.5 
 2. Smith, Thor Thorl3.5 
 3. Hilmarsson, Thor T.3.5 
 4. Jonsson, Thor Thorl3.0 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.2.5 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.2.5 
 7. Diego, KFI2.5 
 8. Thomas, KR2.3 
 9. Palm, IR2.3 
 10. Broussard, Grind.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DIGGS
  Thor Thorl
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Diggs, Thor Thorl3.0 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.3 
 3. Craion, Keflavik1.7 
 4. Hreinsson, Tindast.1.5 
 5. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.5 
 6. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.3 
 7. Valdimarsson, Stja.1.0 
 8. Saevarsson, Grind.1.0 
 9. Miller-W., KFI1.0 
 10. Magnusson, KR1.0 


Standings - 1 Division

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 18: Valur - Breidablik 90-82
Oct. 19: Hamar - Haukar
Oct. 19: Augnablik - Reynir S.
Oct. 19: IA - Hottur
Oct. 19: Thor AK - FSU


Jakob Sigurdarson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Icelandic who are currently playing abroad.

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). He led Sundsvall Dragons to a 3-point victory over the tenth-ranked Norrkoping Dolphins (1-3) 77-74 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. Sigurdarson was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. Sundsvall Dragons (3-1) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Sigurdarson's fourth year with the team. Sigurdarson is currently third on the list of top scorers with 20.7ppg. He also averaged so far 2.0rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 56.0%(14-25) in the three games he played so far. Sigurdarson played for the Icelandic senior national team years ago.

Hlynur Baeringsson
Hlynur Baeringsson
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakob Sigurdarson. But that was another game of his team in Swedish Basketligan which we would like to mention. Baeringsson led Sundsvall Dragons to an easy victory against the closely-ranked White Eagles (2-2) crushing them 94-71. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Sundsvall Dragons (3-1) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Baeringsson is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Baeringsson averages: 15.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 59.5%(22-37), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 81.3%. He played for the Icelandic national team in 2012.

Jon Stefansson
Jon Stefansson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Jon Stefansson (196-82, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Stefansson could not help one of league's weakest teams CAI Zaragoza (2-1) to beat Valencia Basket (3-0). He scored 5 points in 22 minutes. CAI Zaragoza lost 73-83 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Valencia Basket. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Stefansson averages only 8.3ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the three games. He played for the Icelandic national team years ago.

Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij
   #4. Guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan was not able to help Norrkoping Dolphins (3-0) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Ermolinskij's very good performance the league leader Norrkoping Dolphins was defeated 79-69 in Stockholm by the lower-ranked White Eagles (#7). He was the top scorer with 18 points. Ermolinskij also added 5 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Ermolinskij has relatively good stats this season: 12.5ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.8apg. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #5. International small forward Axel Karason (194-83, currently plays in Denmark) was the major contributor in an overtime Vaerlose's victory against the league outsider Aalborg (0-6) 83-77 in the Danish Ligaen last Saturday. Karason had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 37 minutes. Vaerlose BBK (2-2) is placed fifth in the Ligaen. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Karason's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg in the five games. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
   #6. Point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Mitteldeutscher BC (1-3) in their game against Bayern Muenchen (2-2) in the German BBL. Vilhjalmsson recorded 8 points. Mitteldeutscher BC was edged 73-71 in Muenchen by the higher-ranked Bayern (#12). . Vilhjalmsson's total stats this season are: 8.0ppg and 1.5apg. He is international player as he played for the Icelandic senior team years ago.

Arnar Jonsson
Arnar Jonsson
   #7. Former international guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an Aarhus BC's victory against one of league's weakest teams Randers (1-5) 97-90 in the Danish Ligaen in Saturday night's game. Jonsson scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 27 minutes. Aarhus BC (3-3) is placed sixth in the Ligaen. . It's Jonsson's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 6.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg in the three games. Jonsson used to play for the Icelandic national team six years ago.

Gudni Valentinusson
Gudni Valentinusson
   #8. Center Gudni Valentinusson (204-85, currently plays in Denmark) is a teammate of previously mentioned Arnar Jonsson and both played together in the last Danish Ligaen game. Valentinusson contributed to an Aarhus BC's victory against one of league's weakest teams Randers (1-5) 97-90. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Valentinusson has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He used to play for the Icelandic U20 national team back in 2005.

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #9. International small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa (0-3) in their game against FIATC Joventut (2-1) in the Spanish ACB. Palsson cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. Assignia Manresa lost 71-83 in Badalona to the higher-ranked (#8) FIATC Joventut. So far Assignia Manresa lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Palsson has averaged so far 0.7ppg and 2.3rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Aske Thorsteinsson
Aske Thorsteinsson
   #10. Shooting guard Aske Thorsteinsson (185-86, currently plays in Denmark) faced previously mentioned Axel Karason in the Danish Ligaen last game. Thorsteinsson couldn't help the league outsider Aalborg (0-6) in their game against Vaerlose (2-2). He scored 9 points. But the bottom-ranked Aalborg was defeated in an overtime 83-77 at home by the higher-ranked Vaerlose (#5). So far Aalborg lost all six games in the Regular Season. . Thorsteinsson has been at the team for four years. This season Thorsteinsson averages only 4.3ppg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Icelandic senior national team.



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Asia Club Championship: Mahram trounce Belent to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Belent 118:71

Mahram clinched the third straight win at the Asia Club Championship. They fired past Belent today to stay unbeaten in Beirut. Amir Sedighi (203-F-93) stepped up with 20 points for the Iranian team. Belent fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Mahram exploded with 26 points in the first quarter to clear off at 10-point distance. Mahram went on a full throttle in the second period. The Iranian team gained an insurmountable 55:27 halftime lead. Mahram unloaded 30 points in the third term to ensure a 34-point lead at the final break. Mahram never slowed down scoring 33 points in the final quarter and celebrating a comfortable win. Saeid Davarpanah (189-G/F-87) contributed 18 points for Mahram. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) added 17 points for the winning team. Aleksandr Kozlov (200-F-82) answered with 19 points for Belent. Samender Juginisov (204-F/C-87) accounted for 18 points in the loss.

Mahram: Amir Sedighi 20, Saeid Davarpanah 18, Ratko Varda 17
Belent: Aleksandr Kozlov 19, Samender Juginisov 18



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  IRAQ   


Asia Club Championship: Duhok outscore Falcons - by Eurobasket News

Duhok - Falcons 99:62

Duhok celebrated the initial win at the Asia Club Championship. The Iraqi team held off Falcons for 1-2 record. Jenero Gorgiss (185-G/F-82) exploded with 33 points to pace the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Duhok grabbed a narrow 19:17 lead after ten minutes. Gradually the Iraqi team stretched the lead. Duhok ensured a 42:30 halftime advantage. Duhok maintained the pressure throughout the third term. They accumulated a 75:46 advantage at the final intermission. Duhok did not slow down in the fourth period and rallied to the victory. Kendall Dartez (207-C/F-80, college: Louisville) netted 17 points, while Mohammed Mahdi (204-F/C-80) contributed 13 points for the winning side. Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (SG-89) responded with 15 points for Falcons. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) had 13 points in the loss.

Duhok: Jenero Gorgiss 33, Kendall Dartez 17, Mohammed Mahdi 13
Falcons: Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 15, Nemekhbayar Battulga 13



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  IRELAND   


Donnie McGrath selected the top Irish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Irish players, who play currently abroad.

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1. He could not help PAOK (2-0) to beat Olympiacos (1-0). McGrath recorded 9 points and added 3 assists. It was his first game for PAOK this season. But PAOK was crushed 89-64 on the road by the lower-ranked Olympiacos (#4). But the season just started, so everything may happen. McGrath is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, McGrath played also for the Irish national team in 2008. Strangely he has never played in Ireland.

Conor Grace
Conor Grace
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson, currently plays in Sweden). Grace contributed to a Eco Orebro's victory against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland (1-3) 80-76 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. He recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes. Eco Orebro (1-3) is placed eighth in the Basketligan. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Grace's first year with the team. This season Grace averages: 7.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 12.5% in the four games he played so far. He played for the Irish national team in 2009.

Bryan Mullins
Bryan Mullins
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois, currently plays in France). Mullins was not able to help Chalons-Reims (2-2) in their game against Olympique Antibes (4-0) in the French ProB (second division). He scored 6 points and added 8 assists. Chalons-Reims was defeated 86-82 at home by the leading Olympique Antibes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Mullins' overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.8apg, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 83.3%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Mullins played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Irish national team in 2009. Apparently Mullins has never played in Ireland.

Tony McCrory
Tony McCrory
   #4. An experienced swingman Tony McCrory (199-77, college: Simon Fraser, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA was not able to secure a victory for Starwings (0-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Starwings lost 60-69 on their home court in Basel to the higher-ranked (#5) SAV Vacallo. McCrory was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 3 assists in 31 minutes. It was his first game for Starwings this season. . McCrory is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Starwings' roster. McCrory is currently eighth on the league's list of top scorers with 19 points. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish. Despite McCrory played previously for the Canadian national team, he is currently in the Irish national team roster.

Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
   #5. Former international forward Mark Reynolds (197-84, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Durham Wildcats (1-2) in their game against Newcastle Eagles (6-0) in the British BBL. Reynolds did not beat the league record on Friday evening. He scored only 2 points. Durham Wildcats was crushed 99-75 in Newcastle by the leading Eagles. . Reynolds' overall stats this season are: 1.3ppg and 1.3rpg. He used to play for the Irish national team five years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Irish passport:

   #1. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a 3-point Blusens Monbus' victory against the 16th-ranked CB Canarias (0-3) 71-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 15 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 36 minutes. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (3-0) is placed second in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Kendall is ranked seventh on the list of the top scorers in the league with 15.7ppg. He also averaged so far 6.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg in the three games he played so far. Kendall has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish. Despite his Irish passport, Kendall currently plays for the Canadian national team and is not eligible to play for the Irish team.

Other top Irish players, who play abroad:

Ben Altit (208-PF-93) plays for Bnei Hasharon in Israeli Winner League
Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88) plays for Brose Baskets in German BBL
Colin O'Reilly (200-F-84) plays for Plymouth Raiders in British BBL
Steven Hale (200-F-75) plays for Chorale de Roanne in French ProA
Owen McNally (203-F-87) plays for Glasgow Rocks in British BBL
Allen Conlan (196-F-74) plays for Xion Dukes in Austrian A Bundesliga
Will Hanley (200-G/F-90) plays for Oviedo CB in Spanish LEB Silver
Niall Mullan (G/F-87) plays for Liverpool Mersey Tigers in British BBL
Orel Lev (195-SG-93) plays for Hapoel Kfar Saba in Israeli National League
Yaniv Strauss (190-F-92) plays for Hapoel Kazrin in Israeli National League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Irish playing currently abroad. Go to Irish Abroad Page to see completed list.



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Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Afula 1-0 
 3. Hapoel Kazrin 1-0 
 4. Hod Hasharon 1-0 
 5. Ironi K-A 1-0 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 1-0 
 7. Ironi Ramat Gan 1-0 
 8. Elitzur Ramla 0-1 
 9. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 10. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-1 
 11. Kiryat Tivon 0-1 
 12. Macc.B.Yaakov 0-1 
 13. Maccabi K/B 0-1 
 14. Maccabi K/G 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 16: Hapoel Afula - Elitzur Ramla 95-67
Oct. 16: Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi K-A 80-87
Oct. 16: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi Nes-Ziona 80-66
Oct. 16: Maccabi K/G - Hod Hasharon 73-76
Oct. 16: Maccabi K/B - Hapoel Kazrin 69-82
Oct. 16: Kiryat Tivon - Elitzur Yavne 68-91
Oct. 16: Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel K/S 101-76

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 23: Hapoel Kazrin - Kiryat Tivon
Oct. 23: Hapoel K/S - Elitzur Yavne
Oct. 23: Elitzur Ramla - Maccabi K/B
Oct. 23: Ironi K-A - Hapoel Afula
Oct. 23: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Macc.B.Yaakov
Oct. 23: Hod Hasharon - Ironi Ramat Gan
Oct. 23: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi K/G


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Chukwudinma ODIAKOSA
  Hod H.
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. Odiakosa, Hod H.26.0 
 2. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.25.0 
 3. Iram, Macc.B.Y.23.0 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.22.0 
 5. Hofman, Elitzur22.0 
 6. Westbrook, Hapoel22.0 
 7. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.21.0 
 8. Nanikashvili, Iron.20.0 
 9. Govens, Ironi K-A20.0 
 10. Tamir, Ironi R.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Maccabi .
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 15
 1. Jefferson, Maccabi15.0 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.14.0 
 3. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.14.0 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.13.0 
 5. Durham, Hapoel A.13.0 
 6. Tamir, Ironi R.12.0 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.11.0 
 8. Kazarnovski, Hapoe.10.0 
 9. Hover, Hod Hashar.9.0 
 10. Nanikashvili, Iro.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Avishay GORDON
  Hapoel K.
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gordon, Hapoel K.8.0 
 2. Nanikashvili, Iron.8.0 
 3. Paelay, Elitzur Ya.6.0 
 4. Walker, Hod H.6.0 
 5. Assaf, Ironi R.6.0 
 6. Cohen, Elitzur Ram.6.0 
 7. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.0 
 8. Iram, Macc.B.Y.4.0 
 9. Barzilai, Hapoel A.4.0 
 10. Kazarnovski, Hapo.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pele PAELAY
  Elitzur Yavne
  (193-SG-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Paelay, Elitzur Ya.5.0 
 2. Iram, Macc.B.Y.5.0 
 3. Hofman, Elitzur5.0 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.4.0 
 5. Nanikashvili, Iron.4.0 
 6. Volfer, Macc.B.Y.4.0 
 7. Engel, Ironi N.3.0 
 8. Lioutrine, Elitzu.3.0 
 9. Shem-Tov, Elitzur3.0 
 10. Benn, Ironi N.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudinma ODIAKOSA
  Hod H.
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Odiakosa, Hod H.4.0 
 2. Jefferson, Maccabi3.0 
 3. Blayzer, Hapoel Af.2.0 
 4. Barak, Maccabi K/B2.0 
 5. Rum, Maccabi K/G2.0 
 6. Furman, Maccabi1.0 
 7. Nir, Hapoel Kazrin1.0 
 8. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.0 
 9. Blair, Ironi N.1.0 
 10. Tamir, Ironi R.1.0 


Yuval Naimy selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Israelis who are currently playing abroad.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia. He could not help Triumph Lyubertsy (0-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Naimy's very good performance the tenth-placed Triumph Lyubertsy was defeated in an overtime 80-76 on the road by the second-ranked Zalgiris in the group B of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 27 points. Naimy also added 6 passes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Naimy's first year with the team. Naimy is ranked eighth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Naimy averages: 16.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 6.5apg, 2FGP: 37.5% and FT: 33.3%. He played for the Israeli senior national team years ago.

Jason Thomas
Jason Thomas
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Jason Thomas (191-82, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: American, currently plays in Sweden). Thomas led Boras Basket to a victory against the eighth-ranked Eco Orebro (1-3) 95-81 in the Swedish Basketligan on Thursday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 20 minutes. Boras Basket (4-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Thomas has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 57.9%(11-19), 3FGP: 43.8% in the four games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Thomas played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Israeli national team in 2012. Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Italy). He was not able to help Cantu (2-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (3-0) in the Italian SerieA. Tyus scored 7 points and blocked 2 blocks. Cantu was edged 65-64 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Tyus has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3bpg and FT: 63.6%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Tyus played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Israeli national team in 2012. Tyus used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Yotam Halperin
Yotam Halperin
   #4. Shooting guard Yotam Halperin (193-84, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Bayern Muenchen (2-2) in their game against Artland Dragons (2-2) in the German BBL. He scored 8 points and added 3 assists in 21 minutes. Bayern Muenchen was edged 87-85 in Quakenbrueck by the higher-ranked (#8) Artland Dragons. . This year Halperin's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.5apg in the four games. He used to play for the Israeli national team earlier this year.

Oded Brandwein
Oded Brandwein
   #5. Former U20 international guard Oded Brandwein (186-88, agency: N.E.T., currently plays in Poland) contributed to a Energa Czarni's victory against one of league's weakest teams Rosa Radom (0-3) 94-84 in the Polish TBL on Sunday night. Brandwein scored 9 points. Energa Czarni Slupsk (1-2) is placed ninth in the TBL. . Brandwein's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: Israeli and Polish. Despite Brandwein played previously for the Polish national team, he is currently in the Israeli U20 national team roster.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #6. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Start Gdynia (0-3) in their game against Polpharma (2-1) in the Polish TBL. Rothbart scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. The bottom-ranked Start Gdynia was edged in an overtime 71-69 at home by the higher-ranked (#7) Polpharma. So far Start Gdynia lost all three games in the Regular Season. . This year Rothbart's total stats are: 10.0ppg and 3.5rpg in the two games. Despite he played previously for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, Rothbart is also international player as he played for the Israeli senior team years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Israeli passport:

   #1. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProA (second division) could not help Finke Baskets (2-2) in their last game. Despite Aud's very good performance Finke Baskets lost in an overtime 115-119 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Kirchheim Knights. He was the top scorer with 29 points. Aud also added 9 assists and 3 steals in 44 minutes. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Aud's first year with the team. Aud is currently first on the list of best passers with 8.0apg. He also averaged so far 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0spg in the four games he played so far. Aud has also German passport. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Other top Israeli players, who play abroad:

Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) plays for Paris-Levallois in French ProA
Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) plays for Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA
Derek Glasser (186-G-87) plays for Kalev/Cramo in Estonian KML
Shawn Weinstein (186-G-85) plays for Barako Bull in Filipino PBA
Gil Sobol (201-C-93) plays for Fraport Skyliners II in German ProB
Facundo Sucatzky (175-PG-72) plays for Estudiantes Concordia in Argentinian TNA
Or Sela (180-G-84) plays for Charlottenburg in German Regionalliga
Aner Levron (192-G-84) plays for Salzburg in Austrian 2.Bundesliga

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Israeli playing currently abroad. Go to Israeli Abroad Page to see completed list.



EuroLeague: Maccabi survive thriller against Montepaschi - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Montepaschi 70:68

Maccabi Tel-Aviv posted the second straight win at the start of Euroleague regular season. They held off Montepaschi Siena in Israel tonight. Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) nailed 19 points for the hosts. Siena fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Montepaschi Siena strongly started the game. The Italian champions raced to a 20:14 lead at the first break. Maccabi stiffened defensively in the second quarter. The hosts held their opponents to 13 points in the second term to cut the margin to just 2 points at the interval 31:33. Maccabi erased the deficit in the third stanza. The home side snatched a 53:52 lead at the final intermission. Siena pulled back in front in the fourth frame. Ress made it 66:62 for the Italian team midway through the period. But Ricky Hickman came up with decisive points late in regulation. He sank four points to give Maccabi a 70:68 advantage with 4 seconds remaining. Marcelus Kemp (195-SG-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a buzzer-beating jumper. Malcolm Thomas (206-C-88, college: San Diego St.) posted 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Lior Eliyahu (204-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Marcelus Kemp answered with 16 points for Montepaschi. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) netted 11 points in defeat.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Ricky Hickman 19, Malcolm Thomas 14+11 boards, Lior Eliyahu 11+11 boards
Montepaschi: Marcelus Kemp 16, Bobby Brown 11



National League invites to a new season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in National League just started.

Kiryat Tivon - Elitzur Yavne 68-91

Elitzur Yavne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Kiryat Tivon's 32. Elitzur Yavne forced 22 Kiryat Tivon turnovers. Strangely Kiryat Tivon outrebounded Elitzur Yavne 45-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kiryat Tivon was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners and American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Elitzur Yavne's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized Canadian guard Simon Farine (188-87) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Elitzur Yavne: E.Hofman 22+5reb+4ast, N.Matalon 16+3reb+1ast, M.McGhee 15+7reb+1ast, Y.Lioutrine 10+5reb+2ast, P.Paelay 8+7reb+6ast, L.Shem-Tov 8+1reb
Kiryat Tivon: T.Ber-Aven 21+14reb+2ast, S.Farine 17+5reb+3ast, G.Murray 12+3reb, T.Darby 9+9reb, D.Licho 6+6reb, N.Levy 3+3reb+1ast


gschID: 197743


Maccabi K/B - Hapoel Kazrin 69-82

The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Kazrin. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Kazrin forced 19 Maccabi Kiryat Bialik turnovers. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Tal Parselani (195-87) produced 16 points and guard Almog Barak (185-92) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: L.Westbrook 22+2reb+1ast, G.Johnson 18+11reb+2ast, A.Kazarnovski 15+10reb+4ast, D.Wallis 11+3reb+2ast, L.Saraf 6+1ast, I.Nir 4+2reb+1ast
Maccabi K/B: T.Parselani 16+4reb+3ast, D.Joyner 15+8reb, A.Barak 14+9reb, M.Shamis 14+3reb+3ast, J.Tubbs 6+2reb, T.Ronen 2+4reb+3ast


gschID: 197741


Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel K/S 101-76

Ironi Nahariya forced 21 Hapoel Kfar Saba turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 54.8 percentage. Ironi Nahariya looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hapoel Kfar Saba's players. American guard Adam McCoy (195-86, college: N.Texas) nailed 34 points (!!!) (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) accounted for 10 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Five Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures. American guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) came up with 25 points and Yariv Amiram (203-94) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Hapoel Kfar Saba in the defeat.


Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: A.McCoy 34+2reb+2ast, E.Saudai 22+2reb+6ast, N.Golan 10+11ast, O.Ben Hemo 10+7reb+3ast, R.Clemente 10+13reb+7ast, J.Baze 10+1reb+2ast
Hapoel K/S: B.Brooks 25+4reb+3ast, Y.Amiram 13+9reb+2ast, O.Plavnik 11+7reb+1ast, D.Sosnitzki 8+1reb, R.Elbaz 7+2reb+2ast, A.Harush 6+4reb


gschID: 197742


Hapoel Afula - Elitzur Ramla 95-67

Hapoel Afula led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86) contributed with 25 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and center Daniel Tamir (207-91) added 12 points in the effort for Elitzur Ramla. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams.


Top scorers:
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 25+2reb+4ast, E.Eliyah 18+4reb+2ast, A.Durham 15+13reb+3ast, O.Blayzer 10+8reb+2ast, D.Davidi 10+3reb+1ast, L.Ariely 9+3ast
Elitzur Ramla: A.Wright 16+7reb+2ast, D.Tamir 12+4reb, T.Carr 12+2reb+2ast, R.Buchbinder 8+1reb, A.Ohana 7+5reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 5+2reb+1ast


gschID: 197740


Maccabi K/G - Hod Hasharon 73-76

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Maccabi K/G won third quarter 17-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hod Hasharon made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Swingman Eran Asante Asare (194-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) produced 8 points and 15 rebounds and guard Or Ron (181-88, agency: Ronsport) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: C.Odiakosa 26+14reb, E.Asante Asare 15+8reb+2ast, B.Walker 11+4reb+6ast, O.Hover 11+9reb+3ast, I.Stolero 7+3reb+2ast, A.Skverer 6+3reb+1ast
Maccabi K/G: O.Ron 15+5reb+3ast, D.Katzaf 12+2reb+1ast, H.Gonshor 11+3reb+3ast, G.Gandel 9+6reb+3ast, J.Jefferson 8+15reb+2ast, C.Rum 8+3reb


gschID: 197738


Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi K-A 80-87

Beer Yaakov was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Ironi Kiryat Ata, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Beer Yaakov helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79, agency: Ronsport) fired 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: I.Nanikashvili 20+9reb+8ast, A.Geevens 20+4reb+4ast, K.Izik 15+6reb+2ast, I.Clark 9+4reb, A.Nanikashvili 9+2reb+1ast, C.Watson 7+7reb+2ast
Macc.B.Yaakov: I.Iram 23+8reb+4ast, B.Laing 16+6reb+2ast, J.Hall 16+6reb+2ast, A.Eliyahu 13+3reb+4ast, Z.Volfer 11+6reb+1ast, N.Dvash 1+1reb


gschID: 197739


Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi Nes-Ziona 80-66

Ironi Nes-Ziona was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 51-36 second half run of Ironi Ramat Gan. They also forced 19 Ironi Nes-Ziona turnovers. American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. Ironi Ramat Gan's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Gabe Blair (203-87, college: Wichita St.) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: K.Ramsey 22+13reb+1ast, A.Tamir 20+12reb+3ast, T.Kent 17+6reb+1ast, I.Mayor 12+3reb+1ast, D.Assaf 7+1reb+6ast, I.Grinboim 2+2reb+3ast
Ironi Nes-Ziona: G.Blair 16+5reb, T.Michael Dunne 12+7reb+1ast, G.Amitay 10+3reb+1ast, R.Zehavian 9+3reb+2ast, T.Karpels 8+5reb, B.Benn 7+9reb+2ast


gschID: 197737



Gal Mekel may join the D-League - by Idan Seggev

According to the Israeli portal, Globes, the 24-years-old point guard, Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St.), who stayed without a team this season, may join the NBA's D-League. Several weeks ago, it's been informed that Mekel is on Utah Jazz target after he practiced with the team and impressed them and now they offered him to join the D-League in order to receive a call for their squad maybe during the regular season. Last year Mekel played with the Italian side, Benetton Treviso, but this year he still looking for a club, despite several offers from Spanish club, Blancos de Rueda Valladolid and Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. The American agent, Mike Nidic,who has a good relations with Gal, said:"It's a huge thing for Gal. The coaching staff of Utah saw that Gal has important things that a player in the NBA needs like his size and the fact that he is a pure point guard with a very high basketball intelligence. He still needs to improve his shooting, but I don't see any reason why he shouldn't get a chance to play in the NBA".


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Serie C Regionale Campania - Round 4 - by Crazy



SERIE C REGIONALE CAMPANIA

GROUP B RESULTS
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Barra - Partenope: 70-58
NP Stabia - Megaride Napoli: 67-64
Cercola - Arzano: 65-73
S.Maria - Nocera: 46-68
V.Pozzuoli - Matera: 52-64

Standings: Stabia 8, Nocera 6, Matera 6, Megaride 4, Monte di Procida 4, Barra 4, Pozzuoli 2, Cercola 2, Partenope 2, Arzano 2, S.Maria 0.

GROUP A RESULTS:
Mugnano - Piscinola: 81-57
Meomartini - Volla: 77-49
Casaurea - San Nicola: 86-68
Casavatore - Nola: 68-66
V.Matera - Bellizzi: 57-73

Standings: Mugnano 6, Bellizzi 6, Meomartini 4, Casaurea 4, Nola 4, Casavatore 4, Piscinola 2, S.Nicola 0, Volla 0, Matera 0.



Joe Trapani selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Italian players, who play currently abroad.

Joe Trapani
Joe Trapani
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll., currently plays in Germany). He led BBC Bayreuth to a victory over the seventh-ranked Telekom Baskets (2-1) 78-70 in the German BBL last Wednesday. Trapani was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Trapani's second season in pro basketball. BBC Bayreuth (4-0) is placed first in the BBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Trapani has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 11.1% and FT: 66.7%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Trapani played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Italian national team in 2012. Trapani used to play for Novipiu Casale Monferrato in Italian league.

Guilherme Giovannoni
Guilherme Giovannoni
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Guilherme Giovannoni (202-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana). He was the main contributor in Uniceub/BRB's victory against the closely-ranked Amistad (0-2) crushing them 128-75 in the Liga Sudamericana on Tuesday night. Giovannoni was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 15 rebounds. Giovannoni also added 5 assists and 3 steals in 24 minutes. Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia (2-0) is placed sixth in the Liga Sudamericana. His team will play only one more game in the Liga Sudamericana Preliminary Round. And that game will be critical. It's Giovannoni's fourth season with the team. Giovannoni is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Giovannoni averages: 21.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 60.9%(14-23), 3FGP: 57.1% in the two games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Italian and Brazilian. Despite Giovannoni played previously for the Brazilian national team, he played also for the Italian national team in 2012.

Mauricio Aguiar
Mauricio Aguiar
   #3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Mauricio Aguiar (197-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Uruguay). Aguiar was the major contributor in Hebraica's victory against the tenth-ranked Sayago (3-4) 69-58 in the Uruguayan LUB in Saturday night's game. He scored 21 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Hebraica Macabi (7-2) is placed second in Capital group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Aguiar is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league. This season he has very high stats. Aguiar averages: 18.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.1apg, 2FGP: 48.9%, 3FGP: 26.5% and FT: 70.2%. He is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Uruguayan. Despite Aguiar played previously for the Uruguayan national team, he played also for the Italian national team in 2012.

Leandro Garcia Morales
Leandro Garcia Morales
   #4. Guard Leandro Garcia Morales (186-80, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB could not help Aguada (0-0) in their last game. Despite Garcia Morales' very good performance the first-placed Aguada lost 83-88 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Bigua in the Capital group. He was the top scorer with 32 points. Garcia Morales also added 4 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in 39 minutes. The Regular Season already ended. Garcia Morales has very impressive stats this year: 25.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg in the nine games. He has both Italian and Uruguayan nationalities. Despite Garcia Morales played previously for the Uruguayan national team, he is currently in the Italian national team roster.

Jayson Granger
Jayson Granger
   #5. International guard Jayson Granger (186-89, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked Cajasol (0-3) crushing them 76-46 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored 8 points. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (3-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Granger is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his seventh year in Asefa Estudiantes' roster. Granger is currently eighth on the list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Granger averages: 15.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.0apg. Similarly like Garcia Morales and Aguiar above He also holds two passports: Uruguayan and Italian. Worth to mention Granger played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Despite Granger played previously for the Uruguayan national team, he is currently in the Italian national team roster.

Federico Bavosi
Federico Bavosi
   #6. Guard Federico Bavosi (185-81, currently plays in Uruguay) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Nacional (3-6) 81-63 in the Uruguayan LUB in Saturday night's game. Bavosi scored 21 points, grabbed 9 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 40 minutes. Union Atletica (6-2) is placed fourth in Capital group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. It's Bavosi's first season with the team. Bavosi belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #2 with 7.1apg. He also averaged so far 14.4ppg and 5.0rpg in the seven games. Despite Bavosi played previously for the Uruguayan U21 national team, he is also international player as he played for the Italian senior team years ago.

Nicolas Borsellino
Nicolas Borsellino
   #7. Former international forward Nicolas Borsellino (202-86, currently plays in Uruguay) contributed to Malvin's victory against the bottom-ranked Cordon (1-7) 88-82 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB last Thursday. Borsellino scored 9 points and had 3 steals. Malvin (8-0) is placed first in Capital group. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. The Regular Season already ended. Borsellino has been at the team for four years. His overall stats this season are: 8.1ppg and 3.9rpg. Despite Borsellino played previously for the Uruguayan national team, he is currently in the Italian national team roster.

Anthony Dobbins
Anthony Dobbins
   #8. Guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond, currently plays in France) was not able to help Poitiers (1-1) in their game against Chalon/Saor (1-1) in the French ProA. Dobbins scored 5 points, grabbed 8 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 32 minutes. Poitiers lost 79-83 at home to the higher-ranked (#7) Chalon/Saor. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Dobbins' overall stats are: 3.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Dobbins used to play for the Italian national team earlier this year. He played also for Banca Nuova Trapani in Italian league.

Paulinho Boracini
Paulinho Boracini
   #9. International guard Paulinho Boracini (183-84, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana) contributed to Pinheiros/Sky's victory against the closely-ranked Centauros de Apure (2-1) 88-81 in the Paulista in Thursday night's game. Boracini was the top player that evening. He recorded 34 points (!!!), 4 rebounds and 5 assists. E.C. Pinheiros/Sky Sao Paolo (2-1) is placed second in GroupA. The Preliminary Round already ended in the Paulista. Boracini's total stats this season are: 3.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg. Despite he played previously for the Brazilian U21 national team, Boracini is currently in the Italian national team roster.

Alejandro Muro
Alejandro Muro
   #10. Guard Alejandro Muro (187-74, also represented by Players Group, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Leandro Garcia Morales. But that was another game of his team in Uruguayan LUB which we would like to mention. Muro contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Trouville (4-5) 102-85. He scored 15 points and added 5 passes in 31 minutes. Atletico Aguada (0-0) is placed first in Capital group. This year Muro has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.3apg in the nine games. Despite he played previously for the Uruguayan national team, Muro is also a former international player as eight years ago he still played for the Italian senior national team.

   #11. Former international forward Daniel Werner (203-87, college: Florida, currently plays in Ukraine) managed to help Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye to win against the 12th-ranked BC Odessa 94-84 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. He scored only 4 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Werner's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Werner used to play for the Italian national team eight years ago. He played also for Canadian Solar Bologna in Italian league.

   #12. Former international forward Nestoras Kommatos (203-77, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1 was not able to secure a victory for AGOR (0-1) in their last game. Despite Kommatos' good performance AGOR was edged in a double overtime (!!!) 82-80 in Rodou by the higher-ranked (#3) Kolossos. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was his first game for AGOR this season. Kommatos used to play for the Italian national team back in 2004.

   #13. Former international guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina, currently plays in Estonia), who plays in the Estonian KML couldn't help Tln Kalev (0-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Tln Kalev was defeated 82-74 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#3). Campbell was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 3 passes. Campbell is ranked first on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Campbell averages: 22.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Campbell played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Italian national team roster. Strangely Campbell has never played in Italy.

   #14. Former international power forward Dario Fiorentino (205-86, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel 79-64 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. This year Fiorentino's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.7apg in the three games. Despite he played previously for the German national team, Fiorentino is currently in the Italian national team roster.

   #15. International guard Lorenzo D'Ercole (190-88, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Galil Gilboa 70-54 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. He recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for Maccabi Rishon this season. D'Ercole used to play for the Italian national team earlier this year.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Italian passport:

   #1. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Spain) led Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 87-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Huertas scored 14 points and added 7 assists in 24 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (1-2) is placed 11th in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Huertas is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.7apg. He also averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.0rpg in the three games he played so far. Huertas has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian. Despite his Italian passport, Huertas currently plays for the Brazilian national team and is not eligible to play for the Italian team.



I Set The Record!!! - by Dwight Coleman

I participated in the Finnish Cup Quarter-Finals. I came away with three number 1 rankings. 38 points, 14 rebounds, and player efficiency where all #1 . My next game is Sunday October 21, 2013. Thank you for supporting my blog I will be posting the stats Immediately after the game. The next game is a tribute game to my skills trainer back in Dallas, Tx Coach Bobby Bobcat Kirby. This is our three year anniversary working together. And the reason I KNOW I am closing the gap in talent level between myself and the top 1% of players!

Dwight "Sweet Milk" Coleman
Finnish Three Point Champ



Benjamin Ortner is a newcomer at Montepaschi - by Eurobasket News

Montepaschi Siena (SerieA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Austrian international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-103kg-83, college: Metropolitan State of Denver). Ortner moved there from LTi 46ers in German BBL league where he supposed to play, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Benetton Treviso (SerieA). In 28 SerieA games last year he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the supercup final. Ortner also played at Cantu earlier that season. In 8 SerieA games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He also played 9 games in Euroleague but he averaged just 0.3ppg.
Ortner has been a member of Austrian international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2004 and previously for U22 National Team back in 2001.
Ortner has played previously professionally in Austria (TSI Intersport) and Italy (Trenkwalder RE and Udinese).
He attended Metropolitan State of Denver until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Maccabi survive thriller against Montepaschi - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Montepaschi 70:68

Maccabi Tel-Aviv posted the second straight win at the start of Euroleague regular season. They held off Montepaschi Siena in Israel tonight. Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) nailed 19 points for the hosts. Siena fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Montepaschi Siena strongly started the game. The Italian champions raced to a 20:14 lead at the first break. Maccabi stiffened defensively in the second quarter. The hosts held their opponents to 13 points in the second term to cut the margin to just 2 points at the interval 31:33. Maccabi erased the deficit in the third stanza. The home side snatched a 53:52 lead at the final intermission. Siena pulled back in front in the fourth frame. Ress made it 66:62 for the Italian team midway through the period. But Ricky Hickman came up with decisive points late in regulation. He sank four points to give Maccabi a 70:68 advantage with 4 seconds remaining. Marcelus Kemp (195-SG-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a buzzer-beating jumper. Malcolm Thomas (206-C-88, college: San Diego St.) posted 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Lior Eliyahu (204-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Marcelus Kemp answered with 16 points for Montepaschi. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) netted 11 points in defeat.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Ricky Hickman 19, Malcolm Thomas 14+11 boards, Lior Eliyahu 11+11 boards
Montepaschi: Marcelus Kemp 16, Bobby Brown 11



EuroLeague: Panathinaikos celebrate first win - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Cantu 78:76

Panathinaikos celebrated the opening win in EuroLeague season. They overcame Cantu in Athens tonight to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) delivered 19 points to lead the hosts to the win. Cantu fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Panathinaikos grabbed a 23:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Cantu lived up to the challenge and answered straight back in the second frame. The Italian team silenced the crowd in Athens with a 26-point tally in the period to narrow the gap to a single point 44:43. Panathinaikos stressed defence in the third term. The Greek team limited Cantu to just 12 points in the quarter to take a 6-point lead into the fourth frame. Cantu managed to cut the distance to just two points late in regulation. Leunen had a chance to win the game for Cantu but missed a late three-pointer as Panathinaikos escaped with a tough win at the end. Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) provided 12 points, while Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) added 11 points for the winners. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) and Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) answered with 17 points each for Cantu.

Panathinaikos: Sofoklis Schortsanitis 19, Dimitris Diamantidis 12, Andy Panko 11
Cantu: Pietro Aradori 17, Manuchar Markoishvili 17



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Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad.

Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in a Sluc Nancy's victory against the league outsider Chorale de Roanne (0-2) 58-45 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Diabate scored 12 points, grabbed 6 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 34 minutes on the court. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (1-1) is placed 12th in the ProA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Diabate's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 12.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.5spg and FT: 85.7% in the two games he played so far. Diabate has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Despite he played previously for the French national team, Diabate played also for the Ivorian national team in 2012.

Jonathan Kale
Jonathan Kale
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain). He led Leyma Basquet to a victory against the eighth-ranked Palencia Baloncesto (1-1) 85-76 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Kale scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Leyma Basquet Coruna (2-0) is placed third in the LEB Gold. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Kale's first year with the team. Kale is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 2FGP: 43.5% and FT: 66.7%. Kale is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Kale is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Alain Koffi
Alain Koffi
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Alain Koffi (207-83, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA. He could not help one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their last game. Despite Koffi's good performance Le Mans was edged 88-87 on the road by the higher-ranked (#4) Paris-Levallois. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Koffi averages: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg in the two games. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Despite Koffi played previously for the French national team, he is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #4. Forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Monthey (0-1) 87-71 in the Swiss LNA in Saturday night's game. N'Diaye recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. It was his first game for Boncourt this season. His team is placed first in the LNA. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. N'Diaye is currently fifth on the list of best passers. He used to play for the Ivorian national team earlier this year.

Errick Craven
Errick Craven
   #5. International guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC, currently plays in France) contributed to a Saint Vallier's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked SPO Rouen (2-2) 94-91 in the French ProB (second division) last Saturday. Craven had a double-double by scoring 10 points and making 12 passes. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 35 minutes. Saint Vallier Basket Drome (1-3) is placed 16th in the ProB. . Craven is ranked first on the list of the best passers in the league and also on the list of most steals (third place). This year he has very good stats: 14.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 8.5apg and 2.8spg in the four games. Craven also holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Craven is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

Herve Toure
Herve Toure
   #6. Forward Herve Toure (202-82, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate and both played together in the last French ProA game. Toure managed to help Sluc Nancy Basket Pro to win against the league outsider Chorale de Roanne (0-2) 58-45. He scored only 4 points. It's Toure's first season with the team. Toure's overall stats this year are: 9.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team two years ago.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #7. International guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate in the French ProA last game. Amagou was not able to help Chorale de Roanne (0-2) in their game against Sluc Nancy (1-1). He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. The bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne lost 45-58 in Nancy to the higher-ranked (#12) Sluc. . This year Amagou's overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg in the two games. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Amagou is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #8. Swingman Charles Abouo (195-89, college: BYU, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Lobe Huesca (0-2) in their game against Ford Burgos (2-0) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Lobe Huesca was defeated 93-82 on the opponent's court by the leading Ford_Burgos. . Abouo's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.0spg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Frejus Zerbo
Frejus Zerbo
   #9. Former international center Frejus Zerbo (205-89, currently plays in France) couldn't help Limoges CSP Elite (0-2) in their game against Strasbourg IG (1-1) in the French ProA. Zerbo cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite lost 62-70 in Strasbourg to the higher-ranked (#6) Strasbourg IG. . This year Zerbo's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 2.5rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Mohamed Toure
Mohamed Toure
   #10. Guard Mohamed Toure (190-92, currently plays in Italy) helped Omegna edge the seventh-ranked Firenze 59-58 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Saturday night's game. Toure recorded 8 points and added 3 passes. Paffoni Omegna (1-2) is placed 13th in the Nazionale A. . Toure has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.7apg. Despite he played previously for the Italian U20 national team, Toure is also a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Ivorian senior national team.

   #11. International forward Rolic Medenouvo (194-90, currently plays in France) helped Vendee Challans win their game against the closely-ranked Rueil 92-74 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. He recorded 12 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes. Medenouvo has averaged so far 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg in the three games. Despite he played previously for the French national team, Medenouvo is currently in the Ivorian national team roster.

   #12. Former international forward Issife Soumahoro (197-88, currently plays in France) helped Fos Ouest win their n overtime game against the second-ranked Nantes 88-81 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He scored only 3 points. This season Soumahoro averages just 0.8ppg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.



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Kimany Ffriend selected the top Jamaican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Jamaicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Kimany Ffriend
Kimany Ffriend
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Kimany Ffriend (211-77, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Serbia). Ffriend led Metalac to a victory over the 12th-ranked Sloga (0-2) 74-59 in the Serbian A League last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Ffriend scored 18 points. It was his first game for Metalac this season. His team is placed second in the A League. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Ffriend's first year with the team. He played for the Jamaican senior national team years ago.

Corey Muirhead
Corey Muirhead
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic). Muirhead was the main contributor in a BK Pardubice's victory against the closely-ranked Levice (3-1) 86-80 in the Czech Republic NBL on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Muirhead scored 19 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 36 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BK JIP Pardubice (3-0) is placed third in the NBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Muirhead is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.0rpg. This year his other stats are: 14.0ppg, 3.7apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 56.0%(14-25) and FT: 72.7% in the three games he played so far. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican. Despite he played previously for the Canadian national team, Muirhead played also for the Jamaican national team in 2012.

Bryan Bailey
Bryan Bailey
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Germany). He contributed to a BBC Bayreuth's victory against the ninth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (2-2) 94-82 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Bailey recorded 15 points and added 5 passes (made all of his eight free throws). BBC Bayreuth (4-0) is placed first in the BBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Bailey's first season with the team. Bailey is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 41.2% and FT: 85.7%. Bailey is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Bailey played also for the Jamaican national team in 2012.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
   #4. Forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown, currently plays in Germany) helped Telekom Baskets win their game against the 15th-ranked New Yorker Phantoms (1-3) 83-66 in the German BBL last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Ewing Jr. had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) in 21 minutes. Telekom Baskets Bonn (2-1) is placed seventh in the BBL. . Ewing Jr. is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders with 7.7rpg. This year he also averages: 10.7ppg and 1.3apg in the three games. Ewing Jr. is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Ewing Jr. is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
   #5. International guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division) could not help Fuerza Regia (5-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Fuerza Regia was defeated 107-101 on the road by the lower-ranked Guerreros (#13). Efejuku was the top scorer with 32 points. He also added 4 assists. . Efejuku has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 21.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.8apg. Efejuku is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and Jamaican. Despite he played previously for the Nigerian national team, Efejuku is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

Orane Chin
Orane Chin
   #6. Forward Orane Chin (200-88, college: CS Fullerton, currently plays in Denmark) was the major contributor in Bakken's victory against the sixth-ranked Aarhus BC (3-4) crushing them 105-77 in a derby game in the Danish Ligaen in Thursday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds in 24 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Chin's first season in pro basketball. Bakken Bears (6-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. . Chin has very impressive stats this year: 17.5ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.2spg in the six games. He is international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team years ago.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #7. International point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico) helped Pioneros win their game against the 14th-ranked Osos (2-11) crushing them 118-65 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Saturday. He recorded 19 points and added 7 assists. Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (11-11) is placed fifth in the LNBP. . This season Scott has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg. Scott is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Scott played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Scott is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

McHugh Mattis
McHugh Mattis
   #8. Forward McHugh Mattis (198-84, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division) was not able to help Abejas (8-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Abejas was badly defeated 87-71 at home by the higher-ranked (#5) Panteras. Mattis had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 blocks and 3 steals in 29 minutes. . Mattis is currently seventh on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This year he has very good stats: 14.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5bpg and 1.8spg in the 12 games. Mattis is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Mattis is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

Jermaine Bucknor
Jermaine Bucknor
   #9. International forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany) helped TBB Trier win their game against the 16th-ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (1-3) 78-59 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He recorded 13 points. TBB Trier (2-1) is placed sixth in the BBL. . Bucknor's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 2.3rpg. Despite he played previously for the Canadian national team, Bucknor is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

Sherman Gay
Sherman Gay
   #10. Power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France) helped Le Portel win their game against the 14th-ranked Bordeaux (1-3) 77-69 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. He scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 36 minutes. ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (2-2) is placed ninth in the ProB. . Gay has very impressive stats this year: 16.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3bpg in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Gay played previously for the USA national team, he is also a former international player as seven years ago he still played for the Jamaican senior national team.

   #11. Former international forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Switzerland) helped Fribourg win their game against the eighth-ranked Neuchatel 69-61 in the Swiss LNA on Sunday night. Yates recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. It was his first game for Fribourg this season. Yates is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Yates is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

   #12. Former international center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Aishin Sea Horses in their game against Hitachi Sunrockers in the Japanese JBL. He was the second best scorer with 8 points. Young also added 8 rebounds in 17 minutes. His team were badly defeated by 18 points 67-49. Young belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #7) and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). This year his overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.3apg in the four games. Young used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2006.

   #13. Former international guard Ricky Johns (193-85, college: Utah, currently plays in Mexico) helped Lechugueros win their game against the fifth-ranked Panteras 90-72 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. He scored 11 points and added 4 passes. Johns' total stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. He used to play for the Jamaican national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international center Hugh Robinson (202-83, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) couldn't help Brahe Basket (3-1) in their last game. Despite Robinson's very good performance the fourth-placed Brahe Basket lost 71-86 on their home court in Huskvarna to the much lower-ranked (#11) IK Eos in the South group. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Robinson also added 8 blocks in 24 minutes. Robinson is currently first on the league's list of best blockers with 3.5bpg. This year his other stats are: 12.3ppg and 7.0rpg in the four games. Robinson used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2010.

   #15. International power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in France) couldn't help Chorale de Roanne in their game against Sluc Nancy in the French ProA. He scored 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. His team was defeated 58-45. Reid's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Reid is also in the roster of the Jamaican national team.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Jamaican passport:

   #1. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Israel) led Maccabi Rishon to a victory over the ninth-ranked Galil Gilboa (0-1) 70-54 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Uter had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 blocks in 36 minutes. It was his first game for Maccabi Rishon this season. His team is placed third in the Winner League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Uter is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He is a naturalized American.



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Ulug Kacaniku selected the top Kosovan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Kosovans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Ulug Kacaniku
Ulug Kacaniku
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Ulug Kacaniku (202-85, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TB2L (second division). He could not help Darussafaka (1-1) to beat Vestel (2-0). Kacaniku scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes on the court. Darussafaka lost in an overtime 83-91 at home to the higher-ranked (#6) Vestel. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Kacaniku's first year with the team. This season he averages: 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 33.3% in the two games he played so far. Kacaniku has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Turkish. Despite he played previously for the Turkish national team, Kacaniku played also for the Kosovan national team in 2012.

Dragan Pusic
Dragan Pusic
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Dragan Pusic (193-84, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian 2SKL (second division). He was not able to help Sencur CP (1-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pusic's good performance Sencur CP was defeated 76-69 on the road by the higher-ranked Splosna plovba (#3). He scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Pusic is currently seventh on the league's list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Pusic averages: 17.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.0spg, 3FGP: 43.8%. He played for the Kosovan national team in 2006.

   #3. The Kosovan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Gazmend Sinani (203-91, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division). Sinani was not able to secure a victory for Helsingborg (0-0) in their last game. Despite his good performance the third-placed Helsingborg lost 60-64 on their home court in Helsingborg to the lower-ranked (#6) Eskilstuna in the South group. Sinani had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 29 minutes. . It's Sinani's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.5bpg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the two games. Sinani is also a member of the Kosovan senior national team.

Korab Ferizi
Korab Ferizi
   #4. Power forward Korab Ferizi (201-85, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Malbas (2-2) in their game against Hoganas (3-2) in the Swedish Basketettan (second division). He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Malbas (#7) was badly defeated 91-74 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Hoganas (#5) in the South group. . Ferizi is currently seventh on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg and 9.0rpg. Ferizi is also Kosovan national team player.

Hekuran Pireva
Hekuran Pireva
   #5. International power forward Hekuran Pireva (86, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Korab Ferizi and both played together in the last Swedish Basketettan game. Pireva couldn't help Malbas (2-2) in their game against Hoganas (3-2). He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 13 minutes. Malbas (#7) was badly defeated 91-74 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#5) Hoganas in the South group. This year Pireva's total stats are: 3.3ppg and 4.8rpg in the four games. He plays currently for the Kosovan national team.

The list of other players, who all have Kosovan passport but never been selected to any of Kosovan national teams:

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-F/G-94, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to a 2-point Krka's victory against the tenth-ranked Cibona (1-3) 69-67 in the Adriatic League in Sunday night's game. He recorded 8 points in 15 minutes. Krka Novo Mesto (3-1) is placed fifth in the Adriatic League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Kastrati's first year with the team. This season Kastrati averages: 4.0ppg in the four games he played so far. He has also Albanian passport.

   #2. Kenan Sipahi (198-PG-95, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Tofas (0-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Sipahi's good performance Tofas was defeated 81-72 on the road by the much higher-ranked TED Kolejliler (#8). He recorded 11 points. It was his first game for Tofas this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Sipahi's fourth year with the team. Sipahi has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Turkish. Despite his Kosovan passport, Sipahi currently plays for the Turkish U18 national team and is not eligible to play for the Kosovan team.

Other top Kosovan players, who play abroad:

Burak Haciismail (206-C-94) plays for Tofas in Turkish TBL
Elio Sadiku (187-PG-91) plays for Saint Chamond in French NM1
Agron Berisha (183-PG-71) plays for Biggesse in German 2.Regionalliga
Gezim Krasnici plays for Biggesse in German 2.Regionalliga
Bujar Kurtaj plays for Duesseldorf SV in German 2.Regionalliga
Vuk Krivokapic (193-F-95) plays for Miners in Norwegian 1Div.



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LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 18: Jekabpils - LU 81-84
Oct. 17: Jurmala - Turiba 76-68
Oct. 18: U18 - VEF Riga 71-96
Oct. 21: U18 - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Peiners, LU17.3 
 2. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.3 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.0 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.13.0 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.12.7 
 6. Berzins, VEF Riga12.3 
 7. Dargais, LU12.0 
 8. Bertans, VEF Riga11.7 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala11.7 
 10. Daniels, VEF Riga11.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils10.0 
 2. Mednis, Jurmala9.0 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.3 
 4. Dargais, LU6.8 
 5. Strazdins, LU6.8 
 6. Zavackas, VEF Riga6.0 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala5.7 
 8. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.5.3 
 9. Kavaliauskas, VEF5.0 
 10. Blaus, VEF Riga5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Peiners, LU3.8 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.3 
 3. Zavackas, VEF Riga3.3 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.3 
 5. Daniels, VEF Riga3.3 
 6. Bertans, VEF Riga3.3 
 7. Blaus, VEF Riga2.7 
 8. Vitols, LU2.3 
 9. Coders, Jurmala2.3 
 10. Mednis, Jurmala2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davis CODERS
  Jurmala
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Coders, Jurmala2.7 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.2.3 
 3. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils1.5 
 5. Peiners, LU1.5 
 6. Rubenis, LU1.3 
 7. Slesers, Jurmala1.3 
 8. Janicenoks, VEF R.1.3 
 9. O''Brien, Jekabpils1.0 
 10. Vitols, Jekabpils1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga1.7 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.7 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils1.5 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 6. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala0.7 
 8. Vilums, Jurmala0.7 
 9. Dilevka, Jurmala0.7 
 10. Blaus, VEF Riga0.7 


Maris Laksa selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Latvians who are currently playing abroad.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). He led BC Rakvere to a victory over the closely-ranked KK Parnu (1-1) 100-84 in the Estonian KML in Friday night's game. Laksa was MVP of the game. He scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 34 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Rakvere Tarvas (2-1) is placed second in the KML. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Laksa's first year with the team. Laksa belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #3) and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Laksa averages: 18.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 51.9%, 3FGP: 36.8% and FT: 54.5% in the three games he played so far. He played for the Latvian senior national team nine years ago.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League). Blums contributed to a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the sixth-ranked Krasnie Krilya (1-1) 81-70 in the VTB United League last Monday. He scored 11 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (1-2) is placed eighth in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Blums' first year with the team. Blums is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league. This season he has very high stats. Blums averages: 16.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 16.7%, 3FGP: 58.3% and FT: 90.9%. He played for the Latvian national team in 2012.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa. But that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which we would like to mention. Umbrasko, who plays in the Estonian KML. He could not help one of league's weakest teams BC Rakvere (2-1) in their last game. Despite Umbrasko's very good performance BC Rakvere lost 77-84 on the road to the leading TU/Rock. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Umbrasko also added 8 rebounds (made all of his six free throws) in 36 minutes. Umbrasko is ranked eighth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 32.0% in the three games. Umbrasko played for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #4. Small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Serbia was not able to help Partizan (0-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Partizan was defeated in an overtime 76-71 at home by the higher-ranked CSKA Moscow (#3) in the group D of Euroleague. Bertans scored 11 points. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Bertans' first year with the team. This season he averages only 5.5ppg. Bertans used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #5. International point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help Spartak St.Petersburg in a 1-point victoryagainst the fourth-ranked Unics Kazan (1-1) 52-51 in the VTB United League last Monday. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 23 minutes. Spartak St.Petersburg (2-0) is placed first in group A. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Strelnieks' overall stats are: 3.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.0apg in the two games. He used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

Martins Berkis
Martins Berkis
   #6. Forward Martins Berkis (198-85, currently plays in Hungary) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Marso NYKK (1-2) in their game against Szedeak (2-1) in the Hungarian A Division. Despite his very good performance on Wednesday night Berkis was the top scorer with 30 points. . It's Berkis' first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Berkis averages: 18.3ppg and 3.0rpg. He is international player as he played for the Latvian senior team years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #7. Former international guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Germany) helped Artland Dragons edge the 12th-ranked Bayern Muenchen (2-2) 87-85 in the German BBL in Wednesday night's game. Valters scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 24 minutes. Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (2-2) is placed eighth in the BBL. . This year Valters' total stats are: 6.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg in the four games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #8. Center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Baltic League) helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the fourth-ranked Liepaja (1-2) crushing them 86-62 in the Baltic League last Tuesday. Cipruss recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks. Panevezys Lietkabelis (2-0) is placed second in group B. . Cipruss has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.5apg and 2.5bpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #9. International swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Prima Veroli's victory against the closely-ranked Aget Service IM (0-2) 81-68 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Jurevicus scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. Prima Veroli (1-1) is placed 11th in the Lega2. . This year Jurevicus has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Edgars Cunda
Edgars Cunda
   #10. Guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, also represented by Court Side, currently plays in Estonia) couldn't help Valga (1-1) in their game against KK Parnu (1-1) in the Estonian KML. Despite his very good performance in Wednesday night's game Cunda recorded 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Cunda belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #2. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Cunda is a former U18 international player as ten years ago he still played for the Latvian national team.

   #11. International point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) was the main contributor in a Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against the closely-ranked Solna Vikings 85-80 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He was the best player in that game. Jeromanovs had a double-double by scoring 18 points and making 10 passes. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 35 minutes. Jeromanovs is currently second on the league's list of best passers with 5.0apg. This year he also averages: 14.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3spg in the four games. Jeromanovs used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

   #12. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Szolnok in their game against Buducnost in the Adriatic League. He recorded 9 points and had 3 steals. His team was crushed by 25 points 75-50. Kalve is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 11.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3bpg and 2.0spg. Kalve used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #13. International small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Lagun Aro GBC in their game against Gescrap BB in the Spanish ACB. He scored 9 points in 21 minutes. It was his first game for Lagun Aro GBC this season. His team lost 65-72. Kuksiks used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

   #14. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Cipruss and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Vecvagars helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the fourth-ranked Liepaja crushing them 86-62. He recorded 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Vecvagars has averaged so far 3.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

   #15. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edgars Cunda. However that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which brought him to that list. Grafs helped Valga win their game against the closely-ranked TTU 88-81. He scored 10 points in 26 minutes. It was his first game for Valga this season. Grafs used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.



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Sagesse lands Julian Khazzouh for 6 years - by Rabih Khoury

In one of the biggest moves of all time, and just 1 week before the league kick off, Sagesse management agreed to terms with Lebanese Australian Julian Khazzouh (209-C-86). He signed a 6 years contract today after he joined the team in Istanbul where the camp will last few more days before coming back to Lebanon.... Julian Khazzouh will have his first ever experience in Lebanon after playing in Australia, Israel and lately Poland with some nba stops too !!!


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Standings

Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Obras 2-1 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 3. Cent.Apure 2-1 
 4. Mavort 0-3 
Group B
 1. Regatas C. 3-0 
 2. Uniceub/BRB 2-1 
 3. Malvin 1-2 
 4. Amistad 0-3 
Group C
 1. Dep.Castro 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. Hebraica 0-0 
 4. Penarol 0-0 
Group D
 1. El Bosque 0-0 
 2. Libertad S. 0-0 
 3. S.Jose/Unimed 0-0 
 4. Tiburones 0-0 

Preliminary Round: Round 2

Oct. 18: Uniceub/BRB - Regatas C. 91-93
Oct. 17: Malvin - Uniceub/BRB 83-108
Oct. 16: Malvin - Regatas C. 79-87
Oct. 18: Amistad - Malvin 69-81
Oct. 16: Uniceub/BRB - Amistad 128-75
Oct. 17: Regatas C. - Amistad 121-60

Preliminary Round: Round 3

Oct. 23: Hebraica - Flamengo
Oct. 23: Penarol - Dep.Castro
Oct. 24: Dep.Castro - Flamengo
Oct. 24: Hebraica - Penarol
Oct. 25: Dep.Castro - Hebraica
Oct. 25: Penarol - Flamengo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.28.0 
 2. Guzman, Mavort24.0 
 3. Giovannoni, Unice.22.3 
 4. Osimani, Obras21.3 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras20.7 
 6. Matthews, Cent..19.7 
 7. Sloan, Mavort19.3 
 8. Smith, Pinheiro.19.3 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.18.5 
 10. Smith, Amistad17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hiram FULLER
  Mavort
  (206-C-81)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Fuller, Mavort11.3 
 2. Smith, Amistad9.3 
 3. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.3 
 4. Colmenares, Cent..9.3 
 5. McFarlin, Amistad9.0 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 7. Myvett, Amistad8.3 
 8. Guzman, Mavort8.3 
 9. Giovannoni, Unice.8.0 
 10. Myles, Malvin7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Unice.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dos Santos, Unice.7.7 
 2. Osimani, Obras7.3 
 3. Martinez, Regat.6.7 
 4. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.3 
 5. Ribeiro, Un.6.3 
 6. Cardenas, Mavort5.7 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.4.5 
 8. Myvett, Amistad4.3 
 9. Vargas, Cent.Apure4.0 
 10. Centeno, Cent.Ap.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nestor COLMENARES
  Cent..
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Colmenares, Cent..2.3 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.3 
 3. Sloan, Mavort2.0 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.2.0 
 5. Osimani, Malvin2.0 
 6. Ribeiro, Un.1.7 
 7. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 8. Fitipaldo, Malvin1.7 
 9. Romano, Regatas C.1.7 
 10. Flores, Cent.Apure1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo MORRO
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morro, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 3. de Souza, Un.1.7 
 4. Newsome, Malvin1.3 
 5. Fuller, Mavort1.3 
 6. Espinoza, Obras1.3 
 7. Reis, Un.1.0 
 8. Matthews, Cent..1.0 
 9. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 10. Washam, Regatas0.7 


Day 3 in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

GROUP B

Uniceub BRB-Regatas Corrientes 91:93

Regatas Corrientes beat Uniceub BRB to win Group B of the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina overcame the hosts 93:91 for 3-0 perfect record. The Brazilian side suffered the first loss and finished the group with 2-1 record.
Both teams entered the game undefeated and looked great in the court. Uniceub BRB won the first period 33-22, but failed in the rest of the game. Regatas Corrientes replied with 22-21 in the second frame and reduced the gap to 10 points at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 22-10 and grabbed the lead at the end of the third period. Both teams nailed 27 points each in the last stanza for the final result.

Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) (190-G/F-79) notched 21. Javier Martinez (189-G/F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 14 points and dished out 11 assists, while Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) had 10. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) finished the game with 24 points and Lucas Tischer (208-C-83) had 16. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) delivered 15, whilst Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) added 14.






Amistad - Malvin 69:81

Malvin overcame Amistad in their last game of the South American League 2012. The team from Uruguay tasted the initial win after an 81:69 success. Amistad showed their best as underdogs but could not win any game.
The Bolivia club started the game with a 10-3 run and won the first period 23-16. Malvin meanwhile won the rest of the game. The team from Uruguay responded with 17-13 in the second frame and reduced to 3 points at the halftime. Moreover They won the third period 24-16 and added 24-17 in the last stanza.

Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 14 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 13. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, while Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) collected 17 points and 11 boards. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) brought 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Julio Mendoza (PG-78) had 6.



Day 2 in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

GROUP B

Malvin- Uniceub BRB 83:108

Uniceub BRB beat Malvin for 2-0 record at the South American League 2012 in Group B. The team from Brazil overcame the Uruguay opponent 108:83.
Uniceub BRB started with 25-15 and dominated the rest of the game. They added 27-18 in the second period for 52:33 at the halftime. The hosts also managed to win the third period 32-25 and enjoyed 24-point advantage after three quarters. Malvin replied with 25-24 in the last stanza but was too far to win the game.
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) notched 20. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) delivered 17, while Isaac Goncalves (193-F/G-90) added 15. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) finished the game with 16 points and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 15. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 13, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) had 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Malvin: Reque Newsome 16, Anthony Myles 15, Bruno Fitipaldo 13, Alexander Galindo 12
Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 22, Alex Ribeiro 20, Welington Dos Santos 17, Isaac Goncalves 15


Regatas Corrientes-Amistad 121:60

Regatas Corrientes reach the second straight win at the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat Amistad 121:60 in Day 2.
Regatas Corrientes opened the game with 25-15 and never looked behind after. The favorites erupted with 36-9 in the second frame and led 61:24 at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to Regatas Corrientes. The latter added 23-16 in the third period and finished the game with 37-20 in the last stanza.

Nicolas Brussino (201-G/F-93) and Miguel Gerlero (194-G/F-88) top-scored for the winners with 24 points each, while Djibril Kante (205-C-80, college: Indiana St.) netted 18. Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) and Pedro I. Calderon (209-C-80) posted 15 points each in a win. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 15.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Regatas Corrientes:
Nicolas Brussino 24, Miguel Gerlero 24, Djibril Kante 18, Nicolas Ferreyra 15, Pedro I. Calderon 15
Amistad:
Gene Myvett 17, Quentin Smith 15



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EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal wins the defensive battle at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - FC Barcelona Regal 49:67

FC Barcelona Regal wins the defensive battle at Siemens Arena. The Spanish outfit overcame Lietuvos Rytas 67:49.
FC Barcelona Regal trailed 1-4 in the opening tip but managed to take 7:6 later in the first period. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) closed the first period for 13:8 and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) increased to 19:12 midway through the second frame. Lietuvos Rytas was too far to give up and replied with 17-14 in the period to reduce to 27:25 at the halftime. Moreover Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) gave Rytas 30:29 and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) brought 32:31. FC Barcelona Regal pushed the tempo at the end of the quarter and Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) closed the period at 47:36. The guests won the last stanza 20-13 and clinched the comfortable win.
Juan Carlos Navarro top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Joe Ingles (203-SF-87, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) delivered 9, while Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) and Pete Mickeal had 8 each. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) finished the game with 11 points in defeat, while Renaldas Seibutis scored 8. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Deividas Dulkys (198-SG-88, college: Florida St.) scored 7 points each in defeat.

Lietuvos Rytas: Leon Radosevic 11, Renaldas Seibutis 8, Nemanja Nedovic 7, Deividas Dulkys 7
FC Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 13, Joe Ingles 11, Erazem Lorbek 9, Nathan Jawai 8, Pete Mickeal 8



Martynas Pocius selected the top Lithuanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Lithuanian players, who play currently abroad.

Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in Spain). He led Real Madrid to an easy victory against the league outsider Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (0-3) crushing them 100-79 in a derby game in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Pocius scored 12 points in a mere 18 minutes on the court. Real Madrid (3-0) is placed third in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Pocius averages: 5.7ppg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 75.0% in the three games he played so far. He played for the Lithuanian senior national team years ago.

Donatas Zavackas
Donatas Zavackas
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Latvia). Zavackas led VEF Riga to a victory over the league outsider U18 (0-2) crushing them 96-71 in a derby game in the Latvian LBL last Thursday. He was MVP of the game. Zavackas recorded 18 points. VEF Riga (3-0) is placed first in the LBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Zavackas' first year with the team. Zavackas is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg, 3FGP: 57.1%. Zavackas played for the Lithuanian U20 national team in 2000.

Mantas Kalnietis
Mantas Kalnietis
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia. He could not help Lokomotiv (0-2) in their last game. Despite Kalnietis' good performance the seventh-placed Lokomotiv lost 74-81 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) CEZ Nymburk in the group B of VTB United League. He scored 14 points and added 4 passes in 31 minutes. It was his first game for Lokomotiv this season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Kalnietis' first year with the team. Kalnietis played for the Lithuanian national team years ago.

Michailis Anisimovas
Michailis Anisimovas
   #4. Center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Budivelnyk's victory against the fifth-ranked Hoverla (4-2) 92-84 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. Anisimovas also added 3 assists. Budivelnyk Kyiv (5-0) is placed first in the Superleague. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. Anisimovas is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Budivelnyk's roster. He has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg. Anisimovas has a dual citizenship: Lithuanian and Ukrainian. Despite he played previously for the Ukrainian national team, Anisimovas is currently in the Lithuanian university national team roster.

Antanas Kavaliauskas
Antanas Kavaliauskas
   #5. International center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, another player represented by Interperformances, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Donatas Zavackas. But that was another game of his team in VTB United League which we would like to mention. Kavaliauskas contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Neptunas (0-2) crushing them 86-60. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. VEF Riga (2-0) is placed fourth in group B. This year Kavaliauskas has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.0apg in the two games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Martynas Gecevicius
Martynas Gecevicius
   #6. Guard Martynas Gecevicius (193-88, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus to win against the 12th-ranked PAOK (0-1) crushing them 89-64 in the Greek A1 on Sunday night. Gecevicius recorded 5 points. It was his first game for Olympiacos this season. His team is placed fourth in the A1. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Gecevicius is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

Egidijus Dimsa
Egidijus Dimsa
   #7. Former University international center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85, currently plays in Estonia) was the main contributor in TU/Rock's victory against the seventh-ranked TTU (1-2) 77-67 in the Estonian KML in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Dimsa scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. Tartu Ulikool/Rock (2-0) is placed first in the KML. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Dimsa's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 5.5rpg in the two games. Dimsa used to play for the Lithuanian university national team three years ago.

Darius Songaila
Darius Songaila
   #8. Power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-1) crushing them 67-46 in the VTB United League last Monday. He was the top player that evening. Songaila scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. BC Donetsk (1-1) is placed fifth in group A. . Songaila has reliable stats this season: 13.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Sarunas Jasikevicius
Sarunas Jasikevicius
   #9. International point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-76, college: Maryland, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 87-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Jasikevicius scored 9 points in only 12 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (1-2) is placed 11th in the ACB. . This year Jasikevicius averages only 7.5ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Mindaugas Lukauskis
Mindaugas Lukauskis
   #10. Guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the closely-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-1) 83-73 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Lukauskis scored 7 points. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed fourth in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Lukauskis' total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international forward Dainius Salenga (197-77, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michailis Anisimovas and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Salenga helped Budivelnyk win their game against the fifth-ranked Hoverla 92-84. He scored 11 points in a mere 19 minutes. This year Salenga's total stats are: 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.4apg in the five games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team seven years ago.

   #12. International swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-85, currently plays in Euroleague) helped his Greek team Panathinaikos edge the sixth-ranked Cantu 78-76 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Maciulis scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Maciulis has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

   #13. Former U20 international guard Mantas Cesnauskis (191-81, currently plays in Poland) helped Stelmet ZG win their game against the closely-ranked Siarka Jezioro 92-84 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Cesnauskis scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 14 minutes. Cesnauskis has averaged so far 6.7ppg and 4.0rpg in the three games. Despite he played previously for the Polish national team, Cesnauskis is currently in the Lithuanian U20 national team roster.

   #14. Former international power forward Christopher Young (206-79, college: Michigan, currently plays in Belgium) helped Okapi Aalstar win their game against the closely-ranked Antwerp Giants 89-81 in the Belgian Ethias League last Sunday. He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Young is ranked third on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0bpg. Young is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Young is currently in the Lithuanian national team roster. Strangely he has never played in Lithuania.

   #15. Former U21 international forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division) was not able to help Charleville-Mezieres (2-2) in their last game. Despite Pridotkas' very good performance Charleville-Mezieres was badly defeated 92-76 in Aix-les-Bains by the higher-ranked (#5) Aix-Maurienne. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Pridotkas also added 5 rebounds in 34 minutes. His stats this year are: 14.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0spg in the four games. Pridotkas used to play for the Lithuanian U21 national team seven years ago.



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Eurobasket.com Names Peter Shoults Malta Player of Week from this past weekend. - by Steve Dolan



Peter Shoults help led his team Siggiewi to a victory over Floriana this weekend. Peter Shoults during this victory had 24pts, 8ast, 6rebs, 4stls this performance landed Shoults the Eurobasket.com Malta Basketball Association Player of the Week. Shoults put together the best all around game of the week as well as leading his team to victory.


Honorable Mentions:

Marco Matijevic (Siggiewi) 26pts, 12rebs, 2ast, 3stls, 2blks
Marco Todorovic ( Athleta) 22pts, 12rebs, 2ast
Phillip Thomas (Floriana) 27pts, 10rebs, 2ast
Shawn Morgan (Depiro) 24pts, 8rebs, 3stls, 2ast



Recap of Saint James Hospital Shield Weekend of September 13th and 14th 2012 - by Steve Dolan



Report From Malta Basketball Association Facebook

Athleta 69 v. Depiro 62

Athleta raced ahead to a 20 point lead early on through great ball movement, with great perimeter shooting from Omar Said, and David Bugeja penetrating for profit. The introduction from the bench of Kristen Baldacchino gave a further push for Athleta. Depiros Shawn Morgan started the game looking to get his teammates involved in the offense. Athleta carried a very healthy lead going into the second half, and seemed a step ahead.

In the third quarter, Depiro clawed their way back into contention with a tremendous rally, cutting the deficit to a single digit half way through the session. Morgan looked to scored more directly. While he was responsible for some nifty passes, he was unquestionably Depiros major threat as they cut the deficit to a single possession going into the final quarter.

Athleta, however, stymied Depiros progress early in the session and were able to go back to the formula that got them their earlier cushion. In a very cagey quarter of basketball, Athletas patience and discipline on both ends of the ball paid off, and they held off Depiro for a good win.

Athleta was led Marco Todorovic with 22pts, 12rebs, 2ast

Depiro was led by Shawn Morgan 24pts, 8rebs, 2ast, 3stls



Siggiewi 80 v. Floriana Francesco 67

Both team seemed evenly matched at the outset, with Marko Matijevic and Philip Thomas poised for a low-post skirmish from the opening tip. As the first quarter progressed, Floriana took a small lead with some fine spot shooting and physical defense, and Thomas getting an early edge inside. In the second quarter, however, Siggiewi got back into it with some clinical shooting and efficient break play. The two teams exchanged leads several times halfway through the quarter, as Floriana relied on Thomas for their scoring. They struggled to hold back a resurgent Siggiewi squad that relied on a balanced offense to keep up with Thomas flurry, and then ran their way to some easy scores for a six-point halftime lead. [HT 37-43]

Siggiewi built on their momentum and extended their lead throughout the 3rd quarter, with superior team work all round and crisp passing on offense. Peter Shoults was responsible for some fine basketball on both ends of the court, making plays both on hustle and smarts, and helped give Siggiewis backcourt the edge over their Floriana
counterparts.

As the game progressed, Matijevic turned the tables on Thomas and seemed to figure him out somewhat. Floriana were unable to get any rhythm going, and while they made a small run with Dirk Schembri showing some genuine flashes, Siggiewi never looked like relinquishing the lead in the fourth, and were able to keep Floriana at arms length
until games end.

Siggiewi was led by Marco Matijevic 26pts, 12rebs, 2ast, 3stls,2blks

Floriana was led by Phillip Thomas 27pts, 10rebs, 2ast



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  MONGOLIA   


Asia Club Championship: Duhok outscore Falcons - by Eurobasket News

Duhok - Falcons 99:62

Duhok celebrated the initial win at the Asia Club Championship. The Iraqi team held off Falcons for 1-2 record. Jenero Gorgiss (185-G/F-82) exploded with 33 points to pace the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Duhok grabbed a narrow 19:17 lead after ten minutes. Gradually the Iraqi team stretched the lead. Duhok ensured a 42:30 halftime advantage. Duhok maintained the pressure throughout the third term. They accumulated a 75:46 advantage at the final intermission. Duhok did not slow down in the fourth period and rallied to the victory. Kendall Dartez (207-C/F-80, college: Louisville) netted 17 points, while Mohammed Mahdi (204-F/C-80) contributed 13 points for the winning side. Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (SG-89) responded with 15 points for Falcons. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) had 13 points in the loss.

Duhok: Jenero Gorgiss 33, Kendall Dartez 17, Mohammed Mahdi 13
Falcons: Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 15, Nemekhbayar Battulga 13



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  NBA   


Boston, Memphis, Miami and Atlanta with victories on Thursday - by Eurobasket News

The Boston Celtics thumped the Brooklyn Nets 115:85 in the pre-season clash on Thursday. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) and Courtney Lee (6'5''-G/F-85, college: W.Kentucky) posted 18 points each to lead the Celtics as they improved at 2-4 record. Terry added 15 points in the win. Brook Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) answered with 14 points for the Nets.
The Grizzlies narrowly edged the Bucks 97:94 at the LaCrosse Center. Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) and Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) nailed 20 points apiece to pace the Grizzlies to the third pre-season success. Speights contributed 16 points and 11 boards. Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) answered with 20 points for the Bucks. The Miami Heat cruised past the Detroit Pistons 105:78 at the American Airlines Arena. Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) nailed 21 points, while Bosh contributed 17 points for the Heat. Greg Monroe (6'11''-C-90, college: Georgetown) responded with 15 points for the Pistons.
Atlanta rallied past the Hornets 97:68 behind 16 points from Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85). Morrow delivered 15 points for the winners. Anthony Davis (6'10''-C-93, college: Kentucky) topscored with 19 points for the Hornets.



Kyrylo Fesenko waived by the Bulls - by Eurobasket

Chicago Bulls let go 26-year old Ukrainian ex-international center Kyrylo Fesenko (213-136kg-86). Fesenko played most recently at Indiana Pacers. In 3 NBA games last season he averaged just 2.7ppg and 3.0rpg. His team made it to the conference semifinals. Fesenko also spent pre-season at Golden State Warriors earlier that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Fesenko was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2011 and previously for University National Team back in 2005. Fesenko also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Fesenko has played also professionally in Ukraine (Azovmash-2 Mariupol and Cherkasy), other NBA team (Utah Jazz) and D-League (Utah Flash).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Seven pre-season games on Wednesday - by Eurobasket News

Seven pre-season games were played on Wednesday across NBA.
The Raptors earned the second victory as they overcame the Wizards 104:101. Landry Fields (6'7''-G/F-88, college: Stanford) came up with 15 points to lead the winners. Kyle Lowry contributed 14 points in the winning case. Trevor Booker (6'7''-F-87, college: Clemson) answered with 12 points as the Wizards slipped at 1-3 record.
The 76ers toppled the Cavaliers 113:99 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Nick Young (6'6''-G/F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) and Maalik Wayns (6'2''-G-91, college: Villanova) netted 19 points each for the winning side. Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) answered with 23 points for the Cavs.
Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, college: W.Carolina) fired 22 points to lead the Rockets past the Grizzlies 109:102 at the Toyota Center. Patrick Patterson (6'9''-F-89, college: Kentucky) netted 17 points, while Carlos Delfino produced 14 points in the winning effort. Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) responded with 18 points for the Grizzlies.
Phoenix clinched the second pre-season success. The Suns held off the Mavericks 100:94. Jared Dudley (6'7''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) netted 16 points, while Goran Dragic added 12 points for the Suns. Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) reacted with 16 points for the Mavericks.
The Warriors climbed at 4-1 record after they knocked down the Kings 98:88 behind 19 points from Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson). David Lee accounted for 16 points and 14 boards for Golden State. Isaiah Thomas (5'8''-PG-89, college: Washington) chipped in 13 points for the Kings.
The Trail Blazers cruised past the Nuggets 97:80 at the Rose Garden. Wesley Matthews (6'5''-G-86, college: Marquette) came up with 19 points for the hosts. LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 14 points for the Trail Blazers. Kenneth Faried (6'8''-F-89, college: Morehead St.) accounted for 17 points in the loss.
Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) delivered 23 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to propel the LA Clippers past the Utah Jazz 96:94. Jamal Crawford added 18 points for the winners. Randy Foye (6'3''-G-83, college: Villanova) had 17 points for the Jazz.



76ers let Gadzuric go - by Eurobasket

Philadelphia 76ers cut 34-year old Dutch ex-international center Dan Gadzuric (211-112kg-78, college: UCLA). He played in two countries last year (!!!). He ended last year at Knicks where in 2 NBA games he did not score anything and had only 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. The last season he also played at Texas Legends. In 12 D-League games he averaged 12.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Gadzuric played that season for was Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA. In 8 CBA games he had very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 13.1rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg and 2.0bpg.
Gadzuric was a member of Dutch Senior National Team between 2009 and 2011.
He has played also professionally in (Brooklyn Nets and iangsu Dragons), other NBA teams (Golden State Warriors) and China (Jiangsu Dragons).
Gadzuric attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2002 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Mavericks waive Josh Akognon - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks waived 26-year old Nigerian ex-international guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He played in two countries last year (!!!). In 4 D-League games last season he averaged 14.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. Akognon helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played at DongGuan Leopards in Chinese CBA earlier that season. In 37 CBA games he had very impressive stats: 28.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 2nd Team.
Akognon has never been drafted by the NBA.
His team made it to the Estonian Cup final in 2010.
Akognon was also voted to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 2nd Team in 2010.
He was a member of Nigerian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009. Akognon represented Nigeria at the African Championships in Libya three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 84.6%.
Akognon has played previously professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and China (DongGuan Leopards).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2009 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  NEW ZEALAND   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Josh PACE
  Hub Jets
  (198-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Pace, Hub Jets23.1 
 2. Pace, Hub Jets22.8 
 3. Wright, OceanaGo.22.4 
 4. Tisby, OceanaGo.22.0 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.21.3 
 6. Hudson, Taranaki.20.9 
 7. Jones, Nelson G.20.9 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.20.6 
 9. Abney, Southland19.6 
 10. Horvath, Hub Jets19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets15.8 
 2. Horvath, Hub Jets15.8 
 3. Tisby, OceanaGo.12.1 
 4. Abney, Southland10.3 
 5. Atkinson, Harbo.10.2 
 6. Wright, OceanaGo.9.3 
 7. Frank, Wellington8.7 
 8. Johnson, Bay Hawks8.3 
 9. Harrison, Nelson G.8.0 
 10. Muhammad, Auckla.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Wellington S.
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Crowe, Wellington8.7 
 2. Tait, Auckland P.7.4 
 3. Braswell, Southlan.5.1 
 4. Jones, Nelson G.5.0 
 5. Wright, OceanaGo.4.6 
 6. Kenny, Bay Hawks4.4 
 7. Bailey, Harbour H.3.9 
 8. Pace, Hub Jets3.8 
 9. Hudson, Taranaki.3.8 
 10. Pace, Hub Jets3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Braswell, Southlan.3.0 
 2. Crowe, Wellington2.8 
 3. Wright, OceanaGo.2.2 
 4. Bailey, Harbour H.2.1 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.2.0 
 6. Tait, Auckland P.1.7 
 7. Muhammad, Aucklan.1.6 
 8. Ross, OceanaGold1.6 
 9. Pace, Hub Jets1.5 
 10. Abney, Southland1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  Nelson G.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Harrison, Nelson G.2.1 
 2. Tisby, OceanaGo.1.6 
 3. Atkinson, Harbo.1.3 
 4. Trousdell, Wellin.1.3 
 5. Wright, OceanaGo.1.2 
 6. Abney, Southland1.0 
 7. Muhammad, Aucklan.1.0 
 8. Scott, Wellington1.0 
 9. Prewster, Southlan.0.7 
 10. Frank, Wellington0.7 


Breakers start favourites - by Mike Lacey


It wasnt pretty at times last week but the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers, on the back of some sterling defensive work eventually overcame the Adelaide 36ers 73-59 in front of a crowd of 6,625 at Vector Arena. Remarkably it was the clubs 12th straight victory over their South Australian rivals. The game was still in the balance at three quarter time, the 36ers 47-46 in the ascendancy. However, led by Cedric Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) (17 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals) the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers dominated the final period 27-12 and eased to the win. Challenged by head coach Andrej Lemanis to improve their performances Alex Pledger and Will Hudson gave a dominant display. Pledger had a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds plus 3 blocks and Hudsonwas almost as impressive pulling down 9 boards to go with 9 points and a block a mighty display by the two Bigs.

The last time the Breakers played the Townsville Crocodiles was at Vector Arena last April in the third and decisive semi final clash and they will be keen to avenge the loss they suffered at the hands of the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers that night.
It is great to see Russell Hinder back on court; Hinder missed the whole of last season after breaking a leg in the pre season tournament. He will be joined in the front court by rebounding tyro Jacob Holmes the rejuvenated Ben Allen and Larry Abney who recently enjoyed a season with the Southland Sharks in the New Zealand National League. The signing of 2011 League MVP Gary Ervin is a major coup for the Crocs and his match up with our own Cedric Jackson should be fascinating to watch. Ervin will be joined in the back court by 2012 Olympian Peter Crawford. Crawford has of course gained notoriety in Auckland having committed that hard foul on Tom Abercrombie in the closing stages of the afore mentioned semi final.
The Crocodiles have lost their opening two games so they will be hungry for a victory. The 150th SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers game played in New Zealand should be a cracker.
The Breakers have called 7 venues home in their first 149 games with North Shore Events Centre hosting 109 of those (74 wins/35 losses). There were also 24 games at Trusts (9/15), 8 games at Vector Arena (7/1), 3 at Pacific Events Centre (0/3), 3 at Christchurch (2/1) and single visits to Wellington and Mystery Creek (both 0/1).



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  NIGERIA   


Mavericks waive Josh Akognon - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks waived 26-year old Nigerian ex-international guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He played in two countries last year (!!!). In 4 D-League games last season he averaged 14.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. Akognon helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played at DongGuan Leopards in Chinese CBA earlier that season. In 37 CBA games he had very impressive stats: 28.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 2nd Team.
Akognon has never been drafted by the NBA.
His team made it to the Estonian Cup final in 2010.
Akognon was also voted to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 2nd Team in 2010.
He was a member of Nigerian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009. Akognon represented Nigeria at the African Championships in Libya three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 84.6%.
Akognon has played previously professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo) and China (DongGuan Leopards).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2009 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  PANAMA   


Panama ready for Central American Championship U-16 - by Gianni Pascucci

The Panama Basketball Federation released today that the Panama National Team U-16 is ready to participate in this years Basketball Central American Basketball Championship U-16 which will be held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from October 20th to the 26th. The Panama National Basketball Team that will compete in this Championship is composed of players:
No. 4- Gilberto Ruiz, Birth: 07/02/1997, Height: 58", Position-Guard /1
No. 5- Michael Arauz, Birth:22/10/1997, Height:59", Position- Guard / 1
No. 6- Alberick Camao, Birth: 25/06/1996, Height:59", Position-Shooting Guard / 2
No. 7- Khalil Balmaceda, Birth: 22/11/1997, Height:62", Position-Shooting Guard / 2
No. 8- Christian Arosemena, Birth:11/03/1997, Height:63", Position-Forward/ 3
No. 9- Ricardo Molinar, Birth: 14/01/1997, Height:63", Position- Forward/ 3
No. 10- Luis Henriquez, Birth: 02/02/1996, Height:65", Position-Power Forward / 4
No. 11- Manuel Yanis, Birth:15/06/1998, Height:65", Position-Power Forward / 4
No. 12- Kevin Aguilar, Birth:13/02/1997, Height:66", Position- Power Forward / 4
No. 13- Gil Atencio, Birth:05/06/1996, Height: 67" Position-Center / 5
No. 14- Alfredo Kentish, Birth:13/11/1996, Height:67", Position- Center/ 5
No. 15- Mauro Fernandez, Birth:21/03/1996, Height:67", Position-Center / 5

Rodolfo Fonseca from Costa Rica will be the Head Coach, assisted by Coach Kenny Lacouture (Houston, Texas), and Coach Jose Devandas (Panama).

Six countries will participate in the championship which qualifies the first two to the 2013 Central American and Caribbean Championship U-17, which in turn is a qualifier for the pre-worlds, and world championships U-18 of 2014. Those countries are: Honduras (Host), El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize and Panama. Mexico which is a member of the confederation is already qualified to the 2013 CentroBasket U-17 and will not participate, while Nicaragua declined to take part.



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  PBL   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith RADCLIFF
  Indiana D.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Radcliff, Indiana23.8 
 2. Favors, Sauk V.20.5 
 3. Simpson, Scranton.19.6 
 4. Inabnit, Indiana D.19.3 
 5. Commons, Scranton.19.3 
 6. Love, Chicago M.19.2 
 7. Harris, Dayton A.S.17.5 
 8. Petty, Cent.Ill.17.0 
 9. Hill, Chicago M.16.8 
 10. Fay, Sauk Valley16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy PETTIFORD
  India.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pettiford, India.12.5 
 2. Hill, Chicago M.10.8 
 3. Fay, Sauk Valley P.8.4 
 4. Davis, Rochester R.7.5 
 5. Slack, Cent.Ill.7.5 
 6. Harris, Sauk V.7.1 
 7. Harris, Dayton A.S.6.8 
 8. Russ, Dayton A.S.6.6 
 9. Love, Chicago M.6.6 
 10. Williams, Rochest.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  Sauk V.
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Favors, Sauk V.8.2 
 2. Simpson, Scranton.6.6 
 3. Snow, Lake M.5.4 
 4. Ruffin, Cent.I.4.9 
 5. Petty, Cent.Ill.4.7 
 6. Crouch, Rocheste.4.7 
 7. Smith, Dayton A.S.4.1 
 8. Anderson, Chica.4.0 
 9. Polk, St. Louis P.3.9 
 10. Council, Rocheste.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcel ANDERSON
  Chica.
  (175-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Anderson, Chica.1.9 
 2. Rose, Sauk V.1.6 
 3. Pettiford, India.1.5 
 4. Polk, St. Louis P.1.5 
 5. Ruffin, Cent.I.1.4 
 6. Snow, Lake M.1.3 
 7. Favors, Sauk V.1.3 
 8. Crouch, Rocheste.1.3 
 9. Smith, Dayton A.S.1.2 
 10. Bobo, Lake M.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shagari ALLEYNE
  Lake M.
  (221-C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Alleyne, Lake M.2.5 
 2. Commons, Scranton.1.9 
 3. Slack, Cent.Ill.1.8 
 4. Webster, Rocheste.1.2 
 5. Pettiford, India.1.1 
 6. Davis, Rochester R.1.0 
 7. Hill, Chicago M.0.9 
 8. Hipp, Sauk V.0.8 
 9. Giddings, Rocheste.0.7 
 10. Gorman, Scranton.0.7 



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  PHILIPPINES   


2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 17, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo

In a draft filled with big names (June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, Chris Tiu, Cliff Hodge, and Chris Ellis among others), AJ Mandani and Jason Deutchman were just a couple of intriguing Fil-foreigners.

Deutchman, a 66 product of the San Diego State Aztec Warriors, was chosen by Global Port as the last pick of the first round, while Mandani, a 511 guard out of the Missouri S&T Joe Miners program, was chosen in the second round behind Yousef Taha, Dave Marcelo, and Jewel Ponferrada.

Before their game against the Meralco Bolts, Deutchman and Mandani averaged a combined 14.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.7apg, 1.0spg, and 1.0bpg in Global Ports first three games, which were all losses. Against the Bolts, Jason and AJ paired up for 32 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Wow. Big diff right there.

With Gary David momentarily out, fellow rookie Vic Manuel a little inconsistent, and the enigmatic Rabeh Al-Hussaini remaining, well, enigmatic, the Batang Piers fortunes might rest on how well both Deutchman and Mandani can step up and produce.

As the tourney goes on, I have no doubt David and Willie Miller will still be the focal points of Global Ports play, but Im also sure Coach Glenn Capacio wouldnt mind seeing some of his young guns flash fine form.

Game Recaps:
GLOBAL PORT BATANG PIER over MERALCO BOLTS, 105-104

Veteran Willie Miller had 33 points and 11 rebounds in GlobalPorts come-from-behind 105-104 victory over the Meralco Bolts Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

It was the first PBA victory for the franchise for the Batang Pier, who also relied on a strong finishing kick from rookies Jason Deutchman and AJ Mandani.

Akala ko hindi pa aabot ngayon, said GlobalPort rookie coach Glenn Capacio.

Siguro ako among the coaches ang ni-ni-nerbiyos dahil Im searching for my first win. Grabe mga teams sa PBA. Halos lahat malalakas. Mahirap yung first win, pero malaking bagay ito medyo down mag-iiba pakiramdam ng mga players.

Miller was a steady presence all game long, but it was rookies Deutchman and Mandani who delivered the most crucial baskets.

Deutchman scored 20 points, including three key three-pointers in the fourth quarter. His last three-pointer gave GlobalPort the lead for good, 100-99, with 1:13 left.

In the Batang Piers next offensive play, it was Mandani who rose to the challenge, completing a three-point play for a 103-99 tally.

After two missed attempts by Sunday Salvacion from beyond the arc, Ronjay Buenafe finally buried a three-pointer to put the Bolts within striking distance.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini, who scored 17 points, made two free throws for the Batang Pier, giving them a three-point lead with five seconds left.

Without a timeout left, Sol Mercado rushed to the other end, but surprisingly went coast-to-coast for a layup instead of a three-pointer to tie the game.

GLO 105- Miller 33, Deutchman 20, Al-Hussaini 17, Mandani 12, Manuel 6, Guevarra 6, Yee 5, Vanlandingham 4, Salvador 2, Lingganay 0, Cruz 0, Antonio 0
MER 104- Mercado 30, Buenafe 30, Hodge 15, Reyes 7, Nabong 6, Hugnatan 5, Artadi 4, Salvacion 3, Belencion 2, Cardona 2, Bulawan 0, Borboran 0, Sharma 0.
QS: 25-25, 52-48, 76-87, 105-104

TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over AIR21 EXPRESS, 96-89

Be it in the PBA or the UAAP, Norman Black wants to continue his winning reputation.

The multi-titled coach notched his first official win as coach of the Talk N Text Tropang Texters, leading his team to a 96-89 triumph over the Air 21 Express on Wednesday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Black coached the team in their 108-104 win over GlobalPort just one day after leading the Ateneo Blue Eagles to its fifth consecutive UAAP championship but was unable to inform the PBA in time to be officially named head coach.

This was his first official game as coach of the Tropang Texters.

The win enabled the Tropang Texters to pick up their third win in as many games and climb into the solo lead in the team standings.

We played much better in the second half. We gave up too much in the post on KG (Canaleta) and (Bitoy) Omolon in the first half. We switched bigger players on them, said Black.

Ranidel de Ocampo finished with 19 points while Jimmy Alapag, who achieved a milestone by becoming the latest player to make at least 1,000 three-point shots, added 16 points on 4-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

Black admitted he tried to get out of their structured offense to get their latest victory.

Our offense is still a work in progress. But Im satisfied with the way we played defense, particularly in the second half. We implemented a free flowing offense, he added.

TNT 96- De Ocampo 19, Alapag 16, Castro 14, Williams 14, Reyes 9, Fonacier 8, Dillinger 6, Ferriols 4, Carey 3, Peek 3, Gamalinda 0
A21 89- Canaleta 21, Wilson 18, Arboleda 14, Omolon 10, Isip 8, Baclao 7, Ritualo 5, Atkins 2, Sena 2, Escobal 2, Taha 0
QS: 20-28, 45-50, 76-67, 96-89

Source: Unless otherwise specified, game recaps were compressed and compiled from InterAKTV. (Writing credit to Rey Joble.)




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  PORTUGAL   


5 players to follow in Portugal 2012/2013 - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

European Prospects published a list of players talent watchers should follow.

Miguel Cardoso (184-PG-93) is the most recent exportation, making an excellent first impression in the LNB Espoirs League, with 22 points and 14 assists in his first two matches. Still in Portugal are some youngsters you should definitely know more about.

The website choosed Carlos Ferreirinho (200-F/G-91), Marko Loncovic (200-F-91), Joao Fernandes (177-PG-92), Emanuel Sa, Pedro Belo (214-C/F-92) and Diogo Ventura (189-PG-94).

The Portuguese LPB will start tomorrow, with all this players having time to show if they're ready to cope with the expectations.

You can read the article through this link.



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Week 3 round up - Team Scoring - by Chris Terrell

The National League (Div. A) just completed their 3rd round of games on Thursday with Targe-Mures defeating Gaz Metan Medias 79-64 on Thursday night. It was a tough loss for Medias who had started the season very strong defeating Ural of the Russian Premiere League in the Eurochallenge and then opening the regular season with consecutive victories against Giurgiu and Farul Constanta. Playing in Tg. Mures is never easy and Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: BeoExcell) came to play scoring 23 points for Tg Mures while connecting on 69% of his field goal attempts (6-7 from 2, 3-6 from 3) and added 3 assists. The story of game might of been the play of Branko Cuic (197-G-78) who had a near triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists. For Medias big man Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) was strong inside scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. With the loss Medias falls to 2-1 while Tg Mures joins them also at 2-1.

Timisoara and Ploesti also had tough losses on the road. Timisoara, currently the league's leader in scoring, had an extra period in this one but fell in overtime at Rovinari 90-89. Energia Rovinari got an incredible 41 points from Louis Darby (196-G-84, college: Long Beach St.) including the game winner in the extra frame. While Ploesti fell at the hands of CSM in Bucharest. Darius Hargrove 23 points was not enough as the league's leading scorer Goran Martinic (184-PG-87, agency: BeoExcell) had 34 for CSM Bucharest in the win. Rovinari moves to 3-0, CSM and Timisoara both sit at 2-1, while Ploesti falls to 1-2.

In other action, Giurgiu defeated previously unbeaten Craiova 87-77. Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA) had 22 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds while Derek Thomas (193-G/F-84, college: Appalachian St.), currently 7th in scoring had 14 in the win. Ivan Miscovic came into the game averaging 15 rebounds per game for Craiova in their opening weeks contests against Timba Timisoara and Pitesti, both wins. Romanian forward Catalin Vlaicu (203-C-86) kept Miscovic off the glass in this encounter, out rebounding him at the 4 spot 6-1, while chipping in with 9 points. Trevor Harvey (211-C-80, college: Florida St.) might of been the X-factor though, coming up huge in the 4th connecting on 5 consecutive baskets for his 15 points as Giurgiu pulled away. For Craiova, experienced lead guard Rade Dzambic (188-G-80, agency: TSS Management, college: NYIT) did what he could for the cause connecting for 17. LeVar Seals (195-G-82, college: De Paul) had 13, and Ionut Dragusin (221-C-85) and Iulian Orbeanu (204-C-91) both had 12. With the outcome of this game both teams moved to 2-1 in the regular season.

Other scores around the league were Oradea over Sibiu 67-58, Oradea moving to a perfect 3-0 record. Pitesti (1-2) made up for a winless start to the regular season and a stinging loss at the hands of Craiova by trumping Dinamo (0-3) 108-46. Farul (0-3) fell to Timba (1-2) 86-53 as newly acquired Zoran Milovic (204-C/F-77) hit for 15 points and 7 rebounds in the road win for his new team. And Cluj continued among the unbeatens at 3-0 besting Ciuc (0-3) 89-73. The league leader in assists Derek Wright (180-G-86, college: Austin Peay St.) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 dimes in this one but that didn't tell the whole story as his club was a very strong +35 while he was on the floor. Both Cluj and CSM seem to have rebounded after taking tough losses to Giurgiu in the Romanian Cup.

Here is a break-down of the league's team scoring:

Club, # of games, total points, and PPG average
1. BC Timisoara 3 260 86.67
2. CSS Giurgiu 3 254 84.67
3. CS Gaz Metan Medias 3 248 82.67
4. BCM U Pitesti 3 247 82.33
5. U-Mobitelco BT 3 243 81.00
6. CS Energia Rovinari 3 237 79.00
7. CS Municipal Oradea 3 237 79.00
8. BC Mures Tg Mures 3 236 78.67
9. SCM Universitatea Craiova 3 233 77.67
10. CSU Ploiesti 3 233 77.67
11. CS Municipal Bucuresti 3 227 75.67
12. BC Timba Timisoara 3 224 74.67
13. BC PH Csikszereda M. Ciuc 3 208 69.33
14. CS BC Farul Constanta 3 182 60.67
15. CSU Atlassib Sibiu 3 177 59.00
16. CS Dinamo Bucuresti 3 170 56.67



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  RUSSIA   

Standings - Superleague B

Superleague Standings
 1. Ataman 2-0 
 2. TEMP-SUMZ 2-0 
 3. Univ.Surgut 2-0 
 4. Ural Ekaterinb. 2-0 
 5. Planeta-Univ. 1-1 
 6. Avtodor S. 1-1 
 7. AltajBasket 1-1 
 8. Dynamo Mo. 1-1 
 9. Severstal 1-1 
 10. Rjazan 1-1 
 11. Ruskon-Mord. 1-1 
 12. Novosybirsk 0-2 
 13. Sojuz Zaretchny 0-2 
 14. Spartak V. 0-2 
 15. Volgograd 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Ural Ekaterinb. - Avtodor S. 80-72
Oct. 19: AltajBasket - Univ.Surgut
Oct. 19: Planeta-Univ. - Rjazan
Oct. 19: Severstal - Sojuz Zaretchny
Oct. 19: Spartak V. - Ataman
Oct. 19: Ruskon-Mord. - TEMP-SUMZ
Oct. 19: Dynamo Mo. - Volgograd


Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Sergey CHERNOV
  AltajBas.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Chernov, AltajBas.22.0 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.21.0 
 3. Monroe, Ural E.19.0 
 4. Kirjanov, Rjazan18.5 
 5. Zagnoyko, Ataman17.0 
 6. Chernov, Planeta-.17.0 
 7. Korchagin, Dynamo16.5 
 8. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan16.0 
 9. Aleksandrov, Ata.16.0 
 10. Chudinovskic., So.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr MANIKHIN
  Planeta-.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Manikhin, Planeta-.13.5 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.10.0 
 3. Pavlov, Ataman9.0 
 4. Zaykin, Planeta-Un.8.5 
 5. Khomyakov, Sojuz8.0 
 6. Pavlov, Ataman8.0 
 7. Sayapin, Novosybi.7.5 
 8. Ionov, Ural E.7.0 
 9. Sotnikov, Ruskon-.7.0 
 10. Vzdykhalkin, Rjaz.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anton GLAZUNOV
  Ural E.
  (182-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Glazunov, Ural E.6.5 
 2. Urazmanov, Dynamo5.5 
 3. Chernov, AltajBas.5.5 
 4. Filin, Avtodor S.5.0 
 5. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan4.0 
 6. Mateyunas, Avtod.4.0 
 7. Nikolaev, Ural E.4.0 
 8. Uskov, Rjazan4.0 
 9. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.0 
 10. Gerasimenko, TEMP.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrey MATEYUNAS
  Avtod.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mateyunas, Avtod.3.0 
 2. Kiryanov, TE.3.0 
 3. Diatchkov, AltajBa.3.0 
 4. Gusev, Avtodor S.2.5 
 5. Monroe, Ural E.2.5 
 6. Klyuchnikov, Rusko.2.5 
 7. Chernov, AltajBas.2.5 
 8. Khomyakov, Sojuz2.0 
 9. Zhukanenko, Sever.2.0 
 10. Bartunov, Rjazan2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anton SAYAPIN
  Novosybi.
  (205-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sayapin, Novosybi.2.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.1.5 
 3. Pavlov, Ataman1.0 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.1.0 
 5. Zagnoyko, Ataman1.0 
 6. Kurtsevich, Ataman1.0 
 7. Kirjanov, Rjazan1.0 
 8. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 9. Valukonis, Ruskon-.0.5 
 10. Savkov, Dynamo M.0.5 


EuroLeague: Sonny Weems leads CSKA to overtime win in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Partizan mt:s Belgrade - CSKA Moscow 71:76 OT

Sonny Weems leads CSKA to overtime win in Belgrade. He scored 30 points to help the Russian Champions beat Partizan mt:s Belgrade 76:71.
CSKA Moscow started better and grabbed 14:13 lead at the end of the first period. The Russian champion won the second frame 25-18 and led 8 points at the halftime. Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) scored for 47:39, but the hosts managed to reduce to 3 points after three quarters. Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-F-92) scored four points for 46:49 after 30 minutes. Moreover Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) cut it to 50:51, while Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) brought the lead back to three points. Dejan Musli and Leo Westermann gave the hosts 55:53 lead, but Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored four points in a row for 57:55 CSKA advantage. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) and Milos Teodosic exchanged the three-pointers for 60:60 with less than 2 minutes to go. Bogdan Bogdanovic made two free throws at the end of the fourth period for 62:62 and sent both teams to overtime. He gave his side 67:63 later in extra time, but Sonny Weems made two free throws for 67:65. Milos Teodosic and again Sonny Weems gave the Russian team 71:69. Milos Teodosic made two free throws for 74:69, while Sonny Weems made the same for 76:71.
Milos Teodosic scored 12 points and Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) notched 9. Bogdan Bogdanovic answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Leo Westermann had 15. Davis Bertans posted 11 points in defeat.

Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Bogdan Bogdanovic 16, Leo Westermann 15, Davis Bertans 11
CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 30, Milos Teodosic 12, Nenad Krstic 9



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  SAUDI ARABIA   

D1 Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Ahli 0-0 
 2. Al Ansar 0-0 
 3. Al Fath 0-0 
 4. Al Hilal 0-0 
 5. Al Ittihad 0-0 
 6. Al Jubail 0-0 
 7. Al Khaleej 0-0 
 8. Al Nahdha 0-0 
 9. Al Nasr 0-0 
 10. Al Qadisiya 0-0 
 11. Al Wehda 0-0 
 12. Uhud 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Nov. 15: Al Ansar - Al Qadisiya
Nov. 15: Al Ittihad - Al Jubail
Nov. 15: Al Hilal - Al Wehda
Nov. 15: Al Fath - Al Nasr
Nov. 15: Uhud - Al Nahdha
Nov. 15: Al Ahli - Al Khaleej



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EuroLeague: Sonny Weems leads CSKA to overtime win in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Partizan mt:s Belgrade - CSKA Moscow 71:76 OT

Sonny Weems leads CSKA to overtime win in Belgrade. He scored 30 points to help the Russian Champions beat Partizan mt:s Belgrade 76:71.
CSKA Moscow started better and grabbed 14:13 lead at the end of the first period. The Russian champion won the second frame 25-18 and led 8 points at the halftime. Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) scored for 47:39, but the hosts managed to reduce to 3 points after three quarters. Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-F-92) scored four points for 46:49 after 30 minutes. Moreover Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) cut it to 50:51, while Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) brought the lead back to three points. Dejan Musli and Leo Westermann gave the hosts 55:53 lead, but Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored four points in a row for 57:55 CSKA advantage. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) and Milos Teodosic exchanged the three-pointers for 60:60 with less than 2 minutes to go. Bogdan Bogdanovic made two free throws at the end of the fourth period for 62:62 and sent both teams to overtime. He gave his side 67:63 later in extra time, but Sonny Weems made two free throws for 67:65. Milos Teodosic and again Sonny Weems gave the Russian team 71:69. Milos Teodosic made two free throws for 74:69, while Sonny Weems made the same for 76:71.
Milos Teodosic scored 12 points and Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) notched 9. Bogdan Bogdanovic answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Leo Westermann had 15. Davis Bertans posted 11 points in defeat.

Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Bogdan Bogdanovic 16, Leo Westermann 15, Davis Bertans 11
CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 30, Milos Teodosic 12, Nenad Krstic 9



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Stats Leaders - 1B

Points Per Game
 Klemen BALAZIC
  Lastovka
  (194-F-89)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Balazic, Lastovka25.5 
 2. Horvat, Radenska22.5 
 3. Spesic, Terme Olim.21.5 
 4. Podboj, Postojna20.5 
 5. Erzen, Sencur CP18.0 
 6. Vukovic, Koper18.0 
 7. Pusic, Sencur CP17.5 
 8. Gabrovsek, Postoj.17.5 
 9. Cerkovnik, Crnom.17.0 
 10. Milovic, Postojna16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Crt LIPOVSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-C-88)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Lipovsek, Hrastnik9.5 
 2. Skornik, Radenska9.0 
 3. Markic, Koper9.0 
 4. Erzen, Sencur CP9.0 
 5. Sipura, Hrastnik8.5 
 6. Remus, Splosna7.0 
 7. Cerkovnik, Crnom.6.5 
 8. Percel, Splosna6.5 
 9. Hren, Litija6.0 
 10. Spesic, Terme Oli.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert SURAN
  Radenska
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Suran, Radenska7.5 
 2. Vukovic, Koper6.0 
 3. Blazevic, Sencur CP6.0 
 4. Cmer, Hrastnik5.5 
 5. Macek, Terme Olimia5.0 
 6. Janza, Lastovka4.5 
 7. Ucman, Lastovka4.5 
 8. Markic, Koper3.5 
 9. Pusic, Sencur CP3.5 
 10. Span, Litija3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Boban VUKOVIC
  Koper
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vukovic, Koper4.0 
 2. Milovic, Postojna3.5 
 3. Percel, Splosna3.5 
 4. Cvek, Sencur CP3.5 
 5. Gabrovsek, Postoj.3.5 
 6. Ovnik, Litija3.0 
 7. Richter, Koper3.0 
 8. Remus, Splosna3.0 
 9. Markic, Koper3.0 
 10. Struc, Radenska2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan KLEPO
  Lastovka
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Klepo, Lastovka2.0 
 2. Urbanc, Sencur CP1.5 
 3. Markic, Koper1.5 
 4. Lipovsek, Hrastnik1.0 
 5. Kavgic, Splosna1.0 
 6. Vujovic, Koper1.0 
 7. Horvat, Sencur CP0.5 
 8. Ovnik, Litija0.5 
 9. Cerkovnik, Crnom.0.5 
 10. Perko, Sencur CP0.5 



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  SOUTH KOREA   

Standings

KBL Standings
 1. SK Knights 2-1 
 2. Anyang KGC 2-1 
 3. ET Land 2-1 
 4. Goyang Orions 2-1 
 5. Mobis Phoebus 2-1 
 6. Samsung Th. 2-1 
 7. Dongbu Promy 1-2 
 8. LG Sakers 1-2 
 9. Sonic Boom KT 1-2 
 10. KCC Egis 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Anyang KGC - Sonic Boom KT 84-86
Oct. 18: SK Knights - Samsung Th. 82-65
Oct. 16: Mobis Phoebus - ET Land 80-84
Oct. 17: LG Sakers - Goyang Orions 79-58
Oct. 17: Dongbu Promy - KCC Egis 70-53
Oct. 19: Dongbu Promy - LG Sakers
Oct. 19: ET Land - Goyang Orions



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  SPAIN   


Lobe Huesca inks Adrian Fuentes - by Eurobasket News

CB Lobe Huesca (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 25-year old domestic point guard Adrian Fuentes (183-87). Fuentes played last season at CB Canarias in LEB Gold. He helped his team get promotion to ACB. He won Spanish LEB Gold championship title.
Fuentes has played previously for four other teams: Blusens Monbus, Palencia Baloncesto, Unicaja II Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal wins the defensive battle at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - FC Barcelona Regal 49:67

FC Barcelona Regal wins the defensive battle at Siemens Arena. The Spanish outfit overcame Lietuvos Rytas 67:49.
FC Barcelona Regal trailed 1-4 in the opening tip but managed to take 7:6 later in the first period. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) closed the first period for 13:8 and Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) increased to 19:12 midway through the second frame. Lietuvos Rytas was too far to give up and replied with 17-14 in the period to reduce to 27:25 at the halftime. Moreover Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) gave Rytas 30:29 and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) brought 32:31. FC Barcelona Regal pushed the tempo at the end of the quarter and Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) closed the period at 47:36. The guests won the last stanza 20-13 and clinched the comfortable win.
Juan Carlos Navarro top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Joe Ingles (203-SF-87, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) delivered 9, while Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) and Pete Mickeal had 8 each. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) finished the game with 11 points in defeat, while Renaldas Seibutis scored 8. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Deividas Dulkys (198-SG-88, college: Florida St.) scored 7 points each in defeat.

Lietuvos Rytas: Leon Radosevic 11, Renaldas Seibutis 8, Nemanja Nedovic 7, Deividas Dulkys 7
FC Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 13, Joe Ingles 11, Erazem Lorbek 9, Nathan Jawai 8, Pete Mickeal 8



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  SWEDEN   

Standings - Basketligan

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 18: Solna - 08 91-88
Oct. 18: Boras - Sundsvall 105-102
Oct. 19: Nassjo - Norrkoping
Oct. 19: Jamtland - Eagles
Oct. 20: Sodertalje - Uppsala
Oct. 21: LF Basket - Eco Orebro


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Miller, Boras27.2 
 2. Krayem, Eagles21.0 
 3. Wesby, Sundsvall20.8 
 4. Cuffee, Sundsvall20.0 
 5. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.0 
 6. Sigurdarson, Sunds.19.0 
 7. Walker, Nassjo18.3 
 8. Inan, 0818.2 
 9. Klaric, Jamtland18.0 
 10. Jeansson, Uppsala17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Palm, Boras11.2 
 2. Simms, Sodertalje10.8 
 3. Baeringsson, Sunds.9.6 
 4. Igbavboa, LF Bask.9.0 
 5. Toutziarakis, Solna9.0 
 6. Taylor, Eagles8.8 
 7. Santee, Eco Orebro8.5 
 8. Walker, Nassjo8.0 
 9. Damjanovic, Nassjo7.3 
 10. Thomas, Boras7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Carter, Uppsala5.5 
 2. Jeromanovs, Norrk.5.0 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland5.0 
 4. Beck, 084.8 
 5. Miller, Boras4.8 
 6. Krayem, Eagles4.5 
 7. Ahonen, Solna4.2 
 8. Person, LF Basket4.0 
 9. Levin, Solna3.8 
 10. Chuk, Sodertalje3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Uppsala2.8 
 2. McKnight, Boras2.2 
 3. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.0 
 4. Person, LF Basket2.0 
 5. Hellgren, Jamtland1.8 
 6. Santee, Eco Orebro1.8 
 7. Taylor, Eagles1.8 
 8. Inan, 081.8 
 9. Krayem, Eagles1.8 
 10. Castle, Eco Orebro1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.0 
 2. Hughes, Norrkoping1.5 
 3. Henderson, LF Ba.1.5 
 4. Palm, Boras1.2 
 5. Taylor, Eagles1.0 
 6. Augustus, 081.0 
 7. Carter, Uppsala1.0 
 8. Cvilak, 081.0 
 9. Hanke, Norrkoping0.8 
 10. McKnight, Boras0.8 



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  TUNISIA   

Standings - D1

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

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Oct. 17: ESG - AS Hammamet 81-84
Oct. 17: CA Bizerte - ES Sahel 77-78
Oct. 17: CSHL - US Monastir 53-72

B

Oct. 17: ES Rades - Ezzahra 75-65
Oct. 17: JS Kairouan - Stade Nabeulien 68-71
Oct. 17: CS Cheminots - JS Manazeh 67-80

Regular Season: Round 7

A

Oct. 20: ESG - US Monastir
Oct. 20: ES Sahel - CSHL
Oct. 20: AS Hammamet - C Africain

B

Oct. 20: CA Bizerte - Ezzahra
Oct. 20: Stade Nabeulien - ES Rades
Oct. 20: JS Manazeh - SSK


E.S.Rades remain undefeated in Tunisia Basketball League 2012/2013 - by Eurobasket News

E.S.Rades remain undefeated in Tunisia Basketball League 2012/2013 after the first five games. The team overcame Ezzahra 75:65 for a perfect record. JS Manazeh and Stade Nabeulien follow the favorite with 4-1 records each in Group B.
CA Bizerte is with 5-1 record in Group A after a 77:78 loss from ES Sahel. C.Africain is with 4-1 record and E.S.Sahel has 3-1 record.



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  TURKEY   


EuroLeague: Besiktas JK Istanbul roll over Brose Baskets in Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg - Besiktas JK 71:86

Besiktas JK Istanbul roll over Brose Baskets in Bamberg at the start of Day 2 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side did not have any difficulties reaching 86:71 win for 2-0 record in Group D. The German side fell at 0-2 record.
Besiktas JK Istanbul immediately took the lead and won the first period 24-19. They continued their dominance and added 23-12 in the second quarter. Moreover the Turkish team needed 20-11 in the third quarter for a comfortable lead. Brose Baskets Bamberg only managed to win the last period 29-19 and reduced to final 15 points.
Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) paced all the winners with 27 points and Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 14. Damir Markota (209-F-85) delivered 11, whilst Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) and Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) posted 9 each. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) had 11. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) and Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) followed them with 10 points apiece.

Brose Baskets Bamberg: Anton Gavel 21, Bostjan Nachbar 11, Maik Zirbes 10, Teddy Gipson 10
Besiktas JK: Curtis Jerrells 27, Muratcan Guler 14, Damir Markota 11, Serhat Cetin 9, Patrick Christopher 9



Sato was taken into custody - by Efe Gorkem

Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) has a problem. The first Central African Republic born player in Euroleague, has visa issues in Slovenia. He spent the night in custody of Slovenian airport police.

Fenerbahe Ulker made an announcement from their official website, saying it's an international scandal.

"Our player Romain Sato's passport was blocked by Slovenian police. Legal and formal investigations were started by our club. Romain Sato, who owns a Schengen visa, has entered many European countries and USA. Our player Romain Sato was submitted with an illegal process. Its clear that this process was done in order to prevent him from playing at Fridays game. Sato will stay in custody tonight and will not be able to play tomorrow. We have to note that, this is not a problem between clubs. Thats totally an international scandal."

Union Olimpija replied that they had nothing to do with this situation.

"BC Union Olimpija Ljubljana regrets the situation involving the Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul player Romain Sato. The situation has nothing to do with sports or our basketball club, but it is of legal matter, in which a club must not interfere and therefore not comment. We have been in contact with both Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul officials, as well as with the management of Euroleague. Both managements fully understood that this case must be addressed from the authorities. We wish this situation, whatever it is, gets solved as soon as possible, and that player Romain Sato will play for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Stoice Arena tomorrow evening."

Sato is still in custody. Slovenian police claims he has a fake passport. However, he used the same passport to enter Slovenia in his Panathinaikos days last season. He also entered Italy for Fenerbahe's training camp with the same passport and visa.



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  TURKMENISTAN   


Asia Club Championship: Mahram trounce Belent to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Belent 118:71

Mahram clinched the third straight win at the Asia Club Championship. They fired past Belent today to stay unbeaten in Beirut. Amir Sedighi (203-F-93) stepped up with 20 points for the Iranian team. Belent fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Mahram exploded with 26 points in the first quarter to clear off at 10-point distance. Mahram went on a full throttle in the second period. The Iranian team gained an insurmountable 55:27 halftime lead. Mahram unloaded 30 points in the third term to ensure a 34-point lead at the final break. Mahram never slowed down scoring 33 points in the final quarter and celebrating a comfortable win. Saeid Davarpanah (189-G/F-87) contributed 18 points for Mahram. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) added 17 points for the winning team. Aleksandr Kozlov (200-F-82) answered with 19 points for Belent. Samender Juginisov (204-F/C-87) accounted for 18 points in the loss.

Mahram: Amir Sedighi 20, Saeid Davarpanah 18, Ratko Varda 17
Belent: Aleksandr Kozlov 19, Samender Juginisov 18



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Walter Hodge selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing U.S. Virgin Islands players, who play currently abroad.

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida, currently plays in Poland). He led Stelmet ZG to a victory over the closely-ranked Siarka Jezioro (2-1) 92-84 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Hodge was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and added 8 assists in 36 minutes on the court. Stelmet Zielona Gora (3-0) is placed second in the TBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Hodge is ranked third on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Hodge averages: 20.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 8.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 60.6%(20-33), 3FGP: 33.3% in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. Despite Hodge played previously for the Puerto Rican national team, he played also for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team in 2012.

Ivan Aska
Ivan Aska
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in Belgium), who plays in the Belgian Ethias League. Aska could not help Leuven Bears (1-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Leuven Bears was defeated 90-83 on the road by the lower-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#5). Aska recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Aska's first year with the team. Aska is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (seventh place). This season he has very high stats. Aska averages: 17.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 2FGP: 68.4%(13-19) and FT: 75.0%. He is another player who holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. Despite Aska played previously for the Puerto Rican national team, he played also for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team in 2012.

Frank Elegar
Frank Elegar
   #3. The U.S. Virgin Islands player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel, currently plays in Estonia). Elegar contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the league outsider Tln Kalev (0-2) 82-74 in a derby game in the Estonian KML on Friday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 21 minutes. It was his first game for Kalev/Cramo this season. His team is placed third in the KML. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Elegar's first year with the team. Elegar played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team two years ago.

Cuthbert Victor
Cuthbert Victor
   #4. Forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St., currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Le Mans was edged 88-87 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#4). Victor was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Victor's first year with the team. Victor has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.5apg. He is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
   #5. International power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Denmark) was the major contributor in Svendborg's victory against the closely-ranked Vaerlose (2-2) 99-82 in the Danish Ligaen last Wednesday. Washington scored 18 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 33 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. Svendborg Rabbits (6-0) is placed second in the Ligaen. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Washington is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 17.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.2spg in the six games. Washington used to play for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team earlier this year.

Other top U.S. Virgin Islands players, who play abroad:

Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76) plays for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA



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  UKRAINE   


Igor Silkovskyy is a newcomer at DniproAzot - by Eurobasket News

SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old ex-international guard Igor Silkovskyy (194-90kg-85). Silkovskyy moved there from Budivelnyk (Superleague) where he supposed to play, but it seems he will not stay with that team after all. The last season he played for Hoverla (EuroChallenge). In 5 EuroChallenge games last year he recorded just 1.8ppg. He also played 42 games in Superleague where he averaged only 2.0ppg.
Silkovskyy was a member of Ukrainian Senior National Team in 2008. He represented Ukraine at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.8ppg, 1.5rpg.
Silkovskyy has played previously for two other Ukrainian teams: Mykolaiv and MBC Mykolaiv-2

By Eurobasket Data Center



Kyrylo Fesenko waived by the Bulls - by Eurobasket

Chicago Bulls let go 26-year old Ukrainian ex-international center Kyrylo Fesenko (213-136kg-86). Fesenko played most recently at Indiana Pacers. In 3 NBA games last season he averaged just 2.7ppg and 3.0rpg. His team made it to the conference semifinals. Fesenko also spent pre-season at Golden State Warriors earlier that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Fesenko was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2011 and previously for University National Team back in 2005. Fesenko also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Fesenko has played also professionally in Ukraine (Azovmash-2 Mariupol and Cherkasy), other NBA team (Utah Jazz) and D-League (Utah Flash).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - BBL

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 20: Leicester R. - Worcester W.
Oct. 21: Durham W. - Leicester R.
Oct. 21: Surrey Heat - Glasgow Rocks
Oct. 21: London Lions - Plymouth R.


BBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Joe CHAPMAN
  Newcastl.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Chapman, Newcastl.22.0 
 2. Marks, Cheshire.20.7 
 3. Smith, Newcastl.20.2 
 4. McLemore, Surrey H.18.6 
 5. Holmes, Surrey H.18.4 
 6. Jackman, London L.18.3 
 7. Daye, Sheffield S.18.3 
 8. Jones, Manchest.18.0 
 9. Harrison, Glasgow18.0 
 10. James, London L.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn MYERS
  Cheshire.
  (198-G/F-69)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Myers, Cheshire.10.3 
 2. Ocitti, Worceste.9.8 
 3. Defoe, Newcastl.9.2 
 4. Aliu, Manchest.9.0 
 5. Bucci, Durham W.9.0 
 6. James, London L.8.8 
 7. Holmes, Surrey H.8.6 
 8. Maddox, Newcastl.8.6 
 9. Babalola, Sheffiel.8.3 
 10. Cricelli, Surrey8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Joe CHAPMAN
  Newcastl.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Chapman, Newcastl.6.0 
 2. Daye, Sheffield S.5.7 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.5.0 
 4. Huffman, Newcastl.5.0 
 5. Holmes, Surrey H.4.6 
 6. Bailey, Manchest.4.0 
 7. Flournoy, Newcastl.4.0 
 8. Owumi, Worceste.3.8 
 9. Joseph, Surrey He.3.8 
 10. Watts, Manchest.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gage DAYE
  Sheffield S.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Daye, Sheffield S.4.0 
 2. Holmes, Surrey H.3.0 
 3. Marks, Cheshire.2.7 
 4. McLemore, Surrey H.2.4 
 5. Sing, Sheffield S.2.0 
 6. Gill, Manchester G.1.8 
 7. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.8 
 8. Babalola, Sheffiel.1.7 
 9. Smith, Newcastl.1.6 
 10. Chapman, Newcast.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kareem MADDOX
  Newcastl.
  (202-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Maddox, Newcastl.2.0 
 2. Sturt, London Lio.1.3 
 3. Watts, Manchest.1.3 
 4. McNally, Glasgow1.3 
 5. Davis, Glasgow1.0 
 6. Cricelli, Surrey H.0.8 
 7. Irving, Worceste.0.7 
 8. Robinson, Glasgow0.7 
 9. Ocitti, Worceste.0.5 
 10. Ogedengbe, Londo.0.5 


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

23-year old center John Fraley (203-C-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Leicester R. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat London Lions (#10, 1-4) 89-83. Leicester R. maintains the 3rd position in British league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Leicester R. already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Fraley turned to be Leicester R.'s top player in his first season with the team. John Fraley averages just after two games 19.5ppg and 14.0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Drew Sullivan (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances). He is international forward in his 2nd season at Leicester R.. In the last game Sullivan recorded impressive 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for Leicester R. to edge the lower-ranked London Lions (#10, 1-4) by 6 points 89-83. Leicester R.'s 3rd position in the standings has not changed. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Sullivan is well-known at Leicester R. and together with John Fraley he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Martelle McLemore (196-G/F-88) of league's second-best Surrey Heat. McLemore scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Surrey Heat, leading his team to a 79-63 easy win against Sheffield S. (#12, 0-4). Surrey Heat is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... McLemore has a great season in United Kingdom. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.6ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daniel Belgrave (194-F-87) of Worcester W. - 26 points and 6 rebounds
5. Frank Holmes (206-F-84) of Surrey Heat - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Joe Chapman (193-G-84) of Newcastle E. - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Orlan Jackman (196-F-88) of London Lions - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Charles Smith (198-F-75) of Newcastle E. - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jay Couisnard (198-F-88) of Leicester R. - 28 points and 7 rebounds
10. Alex Owumi (196-G-84) of Worcester W. - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists

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



BBL Friday Preview - by Paul Nilsen


Theres plenty on the line this weekend in the BBL Championship as three teams defend perfect records and two clubs seek an elusive first success.

Newcastle Eagles are sitting pretty at the top of the standings with a super six wins from their opening six games, including a victory against London Lions whom they host at Sport Central tonight.

But, despite being favourites to take a seventh straight success, the Eagles should heed the warning which has been fired across their bows by Lions' head coach Vince Macaulay who is adamant it will be a very different game to the first contest.

"Our last match-up was just too soon for us insisted the play-caller.

We lost our way very early on, but I was pleased with how we persevered and came back into it during the second half.

We are going to enjoy this game because we will just be able to go and play flat out."

In fact, both teams are likely to be going at full tilt since its the only game they will both play this weekend. Lions will certainly have been hoping for a better start to the campaign and keen to establish some momentum after their move to South London, but now face the real prospect of a 1-5 start unless they can pull out a surprise win on Tyneside.

UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders have played less games than anybody else in the BBL Championship so far, but look far from undercooked. Indeed they have really impressed during their two victories so far, and there will be a real edge to their match up at home to Cheshire Jets.

That's because former Jets duo Matt Schneck (203-C-88, college: St.Cloud St.)nd Colin OReilly will both go up against their ex-employer for the first time since their summer switch from the north-west, whilst Chez Marks (191-G-80, college: Morehead St.) returns to the Pavilions with Raiders head coach Gavin Love warning of the danger he can pose.

He said, "The Jets have some BBL veterans, together with some young exciting talent so you know they are going to be competitive every night.

And, with guys like Chez Marks (191-G-80, college: Morehead St.) who can go for thirty on any given day, you have to be ready!"

It will be really difficult for Jets who suffered a grossly disappointing weekend last time out. They ere subjected to two blowouts, so an improved performance at the very least is likely to be on the agenda of James Hamilton when he steps out with his players.

The third unbeaten team along with Eagles and Raiders is Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders and they have a potentially tricky double-header lying in wait which will test their flawless record. They face Worcester Wolves tomorrow night who have shrugged off their sluggish start to find some form.

On Sunday, Riders must then make the trip to the north-east to face Durham Wildcats at Newton Aycliffe. Whilst the hosts only have one win to their name, they have proven very stubborn in home games since they came into the league a little over a year ago, so Rob Paternostro and the Riders will have to be well prepared.

Before Wildcats host Riders at Newton Aycliffe, they may actually have doubled their win tally for the season. For they make the relatively short trip to winless One Health Sharks Sheffield tonight, very much eying a vulnerable home side who are yet to win. Both teams can be confident of getting a result although the onus will be on the Sharks to prevail after four defeats in their first four games.

One club on the slide is Manchester Giants, although their losing streak could have ended last week in the BBL Cup. But, they were edged out in dramatic fashion by Glasgow Rocks. Jeff Jones and his Giants team will however be highly confident they can get back on an even keel and winning ways with a victory over struggling Mersey Tigers this evening.

Lastly, one of the most attractive fixtures of the entire weekend will happen at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday where a buoyed Glasgow Rocks will be the visitors against a a Surrey Heat team which has harvested an impressive four wins from five league games so far. This one looks like it could be a battle royale.

Enjoy the games!



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Standings - LUB

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Capital

Oct. 18: Cordon - Defensor 88-86
Oct. 18: Nacional - Hebraica 80-71
Oct. 18: Welcome - Montevideo 72-71

Litoral

Oct. 20: Juventus Salto - Allavena
Oct. 20: Wanderers - Nacional FB

South

Oct. 20: Albion - Plaza
Oct. 20: Flores Trinidad - Lavalleja
Oct. 20: Maldonado - Lagomar


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 30.9
 1. Keenan, Trouville30.9 
 2. Baxley, Defensor26.8 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.25.0 
 4. Taboada, Un.Atlet.22.0 
 5. Jeffries, Bigua21.4 
 6. Johnson, Bigua20.9 
 7. Ambres, Nacional20.3 
 8. Huggins, Bohemios20.2 
 9. Jennings, Cordon19.3 
 10. Chambers, Monte.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Martin, Nacional16.8 
 2. Faber, Welcome14.1 
 3. Balbuena, Un.Atlet.13.3 
 4. Passos, Hebraica13.1 
 5. Blankson, Un.Atlet.11.8 
 6. McFarland, Bohem.11.4 
 7. Shellman, Sayago11.4 
 8. Myles, Malvin10.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Tabare9.9 
 10. Keenan, Trouville9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bruno FITIPALDO
  Malvin
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 8
 1. Fitipaldo, Malvin8.0 
 2. Bavosi, Un.Atletica7.1 
 3. Barrera, Hebraica6.4 
 4. Cortizas, Welcome6.2 
 5. De Gouveia, Tabare5.9 
 6. Jeffries, Bigua5.8 
 7. Aguiar, Hebraica5.1 
 8. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.1 
 9. Trasante, Olimpia5.0 
 10. Trelles, Bohemios4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nicolas DELGADO
  Olimpia
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Delgado, Olimpia2.7 
 2. Trasante, Olimpia2.7 
 3. Barrera, Hebraica2.3 
 4. Jennings, Cordon2.3 
 5. Chambers, Monte.2.1 
 6. Aguilera, Trouville2.0 
 7. Shellman, Sayago2.0 
 8. Johnson, Bigua1.9 
 9. Jeffries, Bigua1.9 
 10. Garcia, Cordon1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Un.Atletica
  (204-C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rogers, Un.Atletica2.8 
 2. McFarland, Bohem.2.4 
 3. Faber, Welcome2.1 
 4. Kanis, Trouville1.9 
 5. Johnson, Bigua1.8 
 6. Passos, Hebraica1.7 
 7. Wilkerson, Tabare1.6 
 8. Bravo, Defensor1.4 
 9. January, Larre B.1.4 
 10. Cage, Tabare1.3 


Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan league
Bigua 88 - Anthony Johnson (203-F-88, college: Fairfield) 20 points 13 rebounds 2 assists 2 blocks, Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 20 points 8 rebounds 8 assists
Aguada 83 - Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) 32 points Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy) 27 points 9 rebounds 3 assists, Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) 11 points 6 rebounds
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Trouville 83 - Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) 31 poionts 14 rebounds, Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 4 points 2 rebounds
Sayago 62 - Terence Shellman (198-F-78) 14 points 7 rebounds, Stanley Jones (208-C-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion) 6 points 10 rebounds
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Union Atletica 92 - Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) 15 points 4 rebounds 4 assists, Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) 23 points, Ryan Blankson (201-C-80, college: Loyola, IL) 14 points 18 rebounds, Jon Rogers (204-C-84, college: Valdosta St.) 10 points 12 rebounds 2 blocks
Larre Borges 63 - Gerald January (201-C-88, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Montevallo) 10 points 5 rebounds 2 blocks, Ike Udanoh (203-C-89, college: Wayne St., MI) 10 points 3 rebounds 3 blocks
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Olimpia 84 - Juan Silveira (191-G-86, college: Weber St.) 19 points 3 rebounds, Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) 12 points 3 rebounds, Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) 6 points 5 rebounds
Bohemios 74 - Chas McFarland (213-C-86, college: Wake Forest) 25 points 20 rebounds, Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) 6 points 2 rebounds



South American League 2012: Uniceub BRB beat Malvin for 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News

Malvin- Uniceub BRB 83:108

Uniceub BRB beat Malvin for 2-0 record at the South American League 2012 in Group B. The team from Brazil overcame the Uruguay opponent 108:83.
Uniceub BRB started with 25-15 and dominated the rest of the game. They added 27-18 in the second period for 52:33 at the halftime. The hosts also managed to win the third period 32-25 and enjoyed 24-point advantage after three quarters. Malvin replied with 25-24 in the last stanza but was too far to win the game.
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) notched 20. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) delivered 17, while Isaac Goncalves (193-F/G-90) added 15. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) finished the game with 16 points and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 15. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 13, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) had 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas face the hosts Uniceub / BRB in the last game of the homer, while Friendship seek to return home with the taste of victory against Malvin from Uruguay.

Malvin: Reque Newsome 16, Anthony Myles 15, Bruno Fitipaldo 13, Alexander Galindo 12
Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 22, Alex Ribeiro 20, Welington Dos Santos 17, Isaac Goncalves 15



South American League 2012: Malvin overcame Amistad in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

Amistad - Malvin 69:81

Malvin overcame Amistad in their last game of the South American League 2012. The team from Uruguay tasted the initial win after an 81:69 success. Amistad showed their best as underdogs but could not win any game.
The Bolivia club started the game with a 10-3 run and won the first period 23-16. Malvin meanwhile won the rest of the game. The team from Uruguay responded with 17-13 in the second frame and reduced to 3 points at the halftime. Moreover They won the third period 24-16 and added 24-17 in the last stanza.
Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) notched 14 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) scored 13. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, while Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) collected 17 points and 11 boards. Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) brought 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Julio Mendoza (PG-78) had 6.

Amistad: Quentin Smith 19, Ivan McFarlin 17+11 rebs, Gene Myvett 16+11 rebs, Julio Mendoza 6
Malvin: Alexander Galindo 20, Fernando Martinez 19+12 rebs, Bruno Fitipaldo 14, Anthony Myles 13



LUB Round 9: Atletico Welcome is defeated by Union Atletica - by Eurobasket News

LUB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Union Atletica (#5) and Atletico Welcome (#6). Union Atletica (6-2) won against visiting Atletico Welcome (4-5) 81-67. The game without a history. Union Atletica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Atletica outrebounded Atletico Welcome 42-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Atletico Welcome helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Emilio Taboada (191-82) stepped up and scored 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American-Ghanian center Ryan Blankson (201-80, college: Loyola, IL) chipped in 13 points and 15 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Jamar Nutter (188-84, college: Seton Hall) with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Atletico Welcome's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Atletica have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bigua. Atletico Welcome at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with Trouville. Union Atletica will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Atletico Welcome's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Montevideo BC.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aguada (6-3) against fourth ranked Bigua (6-2) on Wednesday night. Visiting Aguada was defeated by Bigua in a tough game in Montevideo 83-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aguada. American forward Chris Jeffries (199-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) nailed 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and Anthony Johnson accounted for 20 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Christopher Hayes (206-87, college: Detroit Mercy) came up with 27 points and 9 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for Aguada in the defeat. Bigua have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Un.Atletica. Aguada at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very close game took place in between Tabare and Cordon. Ninth ranked Tabare (4-4) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Cordon (1-7). Tabare managed to escape with a 1-point win 68-67 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Howard Wilkerson who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Timothy Jennings who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds. Cordon's coach Gonzalo Caneiro tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tabare have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. Cordon lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Tabare's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
Fifth ranked Union Atletica (6-2) crushed at home 14th ranked Larre Borges (2-6) by 29 points 92-63, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Ryan Blankson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 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. Union Atletica have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bigua. Larre Borges lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Montevideo: Olimpia (#15) and Bohemios (#13). Bohemios were defeated at home 74-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bohemios. Omar Galeano stepped up and scored 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Bohemios' coach German Fernandez let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olimpia (2-4) moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Bohemios dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Sayago was destroyed by Trouville on the opponent's court 83-62. Defensor outscored Montevideo in a home game 92-68. Larre Borges was rolled over Hebraica on the road 83-60. Bohemios defeated Nacional on its own court 69-54.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 20 rebounds by Chas McFarland of Bohemios.


Capital
Un.Atletica - Larre Borges 92-63

Fifth ranked Union Atletica (6-2) crushed at home 14th ranked Larre Borges (2-6) by 29 points 92-63, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Union Atletica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Atletica shot 31 for 43 from the free-throw line, while Larre Borges only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Larre Borges 47-34 including 34 on the defensive glass. Union Atletica players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Larre Borges helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American-Ghanian center Ryan Blankson (201-80, college: Loyola, IL) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds. Forward Emilio Taboada (191-82) contributed with 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Andres San Miguel (198-82) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and guard Diego Olivera (197-84) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Larre Borges. Five Union Atletica and four Larre Borges players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Union Atletica have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bigua. Larre Borges lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Un.Atletica: E.Taboada 23+4reb+5ast, J.Boston 15+4reb+4ast, R.Blankson 14+18reb+1ast, F.Bavosi 12+7ast, J.Rogers 10+12reb+1ast, F.Ferreira 8+3reb+1ast
Larre Borges: A.San Miguel 13+6reb+1ast, G.January 10+5reb, D.Olivera 10+6reb+1ast, I.Udanoh 10+3reb, R.Amaro 7+2reb+1ast, F.Roselli 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 204969


Bohemios - Olimpia 74-81

Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Montevideo: Olimpia (#15) and Bohemios (#13). Bohemios were defeated at home 74-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bohemios. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 27-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olimpia made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Bohemios turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Omar Galeano (199-81) stepped up and scored 19 points and 4 assists for the winners and guard Juan Silveira (191-86, college: Weber St.) chipped in 19 points. Four Olimpia players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Chas McFarland (213-86, college: Wake Forest) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 20 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Rodrigo Trelles (191-88) scored 13 points and 6 assists. Bohemios' coach German Fernandez let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olimpia (2-4) moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Bohemios dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Olimpia: O.Galeano 19+3reb+4ast, J.Silveira 19+3reb+2ast, K.Nelson 12+3reb+1ast, N.Delgado 12+6reb+3ast, M.Trasante 7+5reb+5ast, R.de Bem 6+5reb+1ast
Bohemios: C.McFarland 25+20reb+1ast, P.Rak 13+2reb+1ast, R.Trelles 13+4reb+6ast, N.Catala 9+6reb, B.Craig 6+2reb+2ast, G.Rama 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 203714


Bigua - Aguada 88-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aguada (6-3) against fourth ranked Bigua (6-2) on Wednesday night. Visiting Aguada was defeated by Bigua in a tough game in Montevideo 83-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aguada. Aguada was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 21-13 third quarter run of Bigua. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Aguada's 32. American forward Chris Jeffries (199-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) nailed 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Anthony Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) accounted for 20 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Christopher Hayes (206-87, college: Detroit Mercy) came up with 27 points and 9 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and naturalized Italian guard Leandro Garcia Morales (186-80, college: Texas A&M) added 32 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) respectively for Aguada in the defeat. Five Bigua and four Aguada players scored in double figures. Bigua have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Un.Atletica. Aguada at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bigua: C.Jeffries 20+8reb+8ast, A.Johnson 20+13reb+2ast, J.Cambon 15+3reb+2ast, G.Nathan 12+4reb+2ast, I.Loriente 11+2ast, S.Vidal 10+3reb+4ast
Aguada: L.Garcia Morales 32+4reb+2ast, C.Hayes 27+9reb+3ast, A.Muro 11+2reb+5ast, G.Dilligard 11+6reb, P.Morales 2+5reb+2ast, G.Mino 0
gschID: 195761


Trouville - Sayago 83-62

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Montevideo where 9th ranked Sayago (3-4) was crushed by tenth ranked Trouville (4-5) 83-62 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Trouville. Sayago was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trouville forced 22 Sayago turnovers. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and guard Claudio Bascou (189-89) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Terence Shellman (198-78) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Stanley Jones (208-86, college: Francis Marion, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 6 points and 10 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Trouville moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Welcome. Loser Sayago dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Trouville: J.Keenan 31+14reb+2ast, M.Tornaria 14+4reb, C.Bascou 14+5reb, A.Acosta 8+4reb+7ast, M.Aguilera 7+4reb+3ast, C.Fay 4+2reb+1ast
Sayago: T.Shellman 14+7reb+1ast, D.Alvarez 11+3reb+1ast, P.Gallo 9+5reb+1ast, M.Gallo 7+2reb+3ast, S.Jones 6+10reb+3ast, G.Silvarrey 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 195762


Un.Atletica - Welcome 81-67

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Union Atletica (#5) and Atletico Welcome (#6). Union Atletica (6-2) won against visiting Atletico Welcome (4-5) 81-67. The game without a history. Union Atletica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Atletica outrebounded Atletico Welcome 42-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Atletico Welcome helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Emilio Taboada (191-82) stepped up and scored 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American-Ghanian center Ryan Blankson (201-80, college: Loyola, IL) chipped in 13 points and 15 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Jamar Nutter (188-84, college: Seton Hall) with 28 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import center Krys Faber (208, college: De Paul) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Atletico Welcome's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Atletica have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bigua. Atletico Welcome at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with Trouville. Union Atletica will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Atletico Welcome's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Montevideo BC.
Top scorers:
Un.Atletica: E.Taboada 30+9reb+2ast, J.Boston 14+5reb, R.Blankson 13+15reb+2ast, J.Alvarez 8+2reb, J.Rogers 6+3reb, G.Balbuena 6+3ast
Welcome: J.Nutter 28+5reb+3ast, J.Carlos Zaballa 8+1reb+3ast, K.Faber 8+10reb, M.Perez 6+1reb, G.Cortizas 5+1reb+3ast, S.Moglia 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 195760


Defensor - Montevideo 92-68

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Defensor (5-4) smashed at home 12th ranked Montevideo BC (3-6) 92-68 on Monday. The game without a history. Defensor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Montevideo BC's 44. They outrebounded Montevideo BC 46-18 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Walter Baxley (193-84, college: Mars Hill) stepped up and scored 18 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and Venezuelan center Jose Juan Bravo (202-86) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Defensor players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Paul Crosby (203, college: Miss.Valley St.) with 22 points and forward Emiliano Baston (200-88) scored 18 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defensor moved-up to sixth place. Montevideo BC lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. Defensor's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Cordon.
Top scorers:
Defensor: W.Baxley 18+4reb+4ast, S.Izaguirre 15+6reb+2ast, J.Juan Bravo 12+9reb+3ast, D.Garcia 10+2ast, S.Vazquez 10+6reb+3ast, M.Cabot 10+4reb+3ast
Montevideo: P.Crosby 22+3reb+1ast, E.Baston 18+4reb+1ast, R.Chambers 10+2reb+4ast, M.Pierri 5+1reb, M.Marotta 5+1reb+1ast, D.Pereyra 3+4reb+6ast
gschID: 195759


Tabare - Cordon 68-67

A very close game took place in between Tabare and Cordon. Ninth ranked Tabare (4-4) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Cordon (1-7). Tabare managed to escape with a 1-point win 68-67 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-10. But Cordon won second period 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Tabare won last quarter 12-12. The best player for the winners was American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Matias De Gouveia (180) chipped in 13 points and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Timothy Jennings (193-83, college: Gardner-Webb) who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Mike Davis (211-86, college: Seton Hall) added 8 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Cordon's coach Gonzalo Caneiro tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tabare have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. Cordon lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Tabare's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
Top scorers:
Tabare: H.Wilkerson 26+18reb+1ast, M.De Gouveia 13+3reb+9ast, E.Cage 7+7reb+1ast, J.Jose Rovira 7+4reb+1ast, J.Garbarino 7+1reb, A.Gonzalez 6+2reb+1ast
Cordon: T.Jennings 19+7reb+3ast, A.Bertolini 12+2reb+4ast, J.Rodriguez 10+4reb+2ast, R.Riera 9+2reb+2ast, M.Davis 8+13reb+1ast, B.Garcia 7+8reb
gschID: 195758


Hebraica - Larre Borges 83-60

Not a big story in a game in Montevideo where 14th ranked Larre Borges (2-6) were rolled over by second ranked Hebraica (7-2) 83-60 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Hebraica. Larre Borges was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Larre Borges 52-36 including a 40-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hebraica looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Larre Borges' players. Naturalized Spanish guard Gustavo Barrera (194-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists for the winners and Brazilian center Hatila Passos (211-86, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Hebraica players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Nigerian center Ike Udanoh (203-89, college: Wayne St., MI) with 14 points and 9 rebounds and American-British center Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo, agency: Hightower Law Firm) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hebraica have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record behind leader Malvin. Larre Borges lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with six games lost. Hebraica will face Nacional (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Hebraica: J.Izuibejeres 17+3reb+1ast, G.Barrera 16+4reb+10ast, H.Passos 13+13reb, J.Trindade 10+9reb+1ast, M.Aguiar 8+3reb+3ast, Q.Calhoun 6+6reb+1ast
Larre Borges: G.January 16+7reb, I.Udanoh 14+9reb, A.San Miguel 6+2reb, D.Olivera 5+3reb, L.Taboada 5+4reb+4ast, M.Nicoletti 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195757


Bohemios - Nacional 69-54

There was a small surprise in Montevideo where thirteenth ranked Bohemios (2-6) beat 11th ranked Nacional (3-6) 69-54 on Monday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 42-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bohemios made 7 blocks. Nacional was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Rodrigo Trelles (191-88) stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American guard Jaleel Nelson (196-87, college: Chowan) chipped in 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was American center Kevin Martin (208-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Mildon Ambres (198-84, college: S.Nazarene) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Despite that victory Bohemios went down to fourteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Larre Borges. Loser Nacional keeps the eleventh place with six games lost. Bohemios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bohemios: J.Nelson 19+7reb+4ast, C.McFarland 17+12reb, R.Trelles 16+9reb+5ast, P.Rak 9+4reb+4ast, B.Craig 4+8reb+2ast, N.Catala 4+1reb
Nacional: M.Ambres 14+6reb+2ast, K.Martin 10+14reb, C.Antunez 8+1reb+3ast, D.Rivero 8+1reb+3ast, C.Charquero 7+6reb, E.Giano 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 195756




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Standings - Women

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 17: BrGU - Berezina 60-68
Oct. 17: Victoria - Olimpia 46-102
Oct. 17: Sozh Gomel - Gorizont 42-76

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 20: Olimpia - Victoria
Oct. 24: Sozh Gomel - Tsmoki-Minsk


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maryia FILONCHYK
  Olimpia
  (187-PF-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Filonchyk, Olimpia20.0 
 2. Rusak, BrGU19.0 
 3. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.17.0 
 4. Rannaveski, Olimpia17.0 
 5. Haponava, Berezina17.0 
 6. Khomenchuk, Goriz.17.0 
 7. Papova, Olimpia15.0 
 8. Chubkavets, Berez.15.0 
 9. Vorozhko, Olimpia14.0 
 10. Kopylova, Sozh G.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maryia FILONCHYK
  Olimpia
  (187-PF-92)
  Avg: 16
 1. Filonchyk, Olimpia16.0 
 2. Haponava, Berezina14.0 
 3. Pratasevich, Berez.12.0 
 4. Khomenchuk, Goriz.12.0 
 5. Alikina, Gorizont12.0 
 6. Vorozhko, Olimpia11.0 
 7. Rusak, BrGU11.0 
 8. Kopylova, Sozh G.9.0 
 9. Shapochkina, Olimp.8.0 
 10. Turomsha, Berezina8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Natalia ANUFRYIENKA
  Goriz.
  (174-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Anufryienka, Goriz.6.0 
 2. Rannaveski, Olimpia5.0 
 3. Haponava, Berezina5.0 
 4. Drozd, Olimpia5.0 
 5. Likhtarovich, Gori.4.0 
 6. Shapochkina, Olimp.4.0 
 7. Valko, Gorizont4.0 
 8. Nadzezhka, Gorizo.3.0 
 9. Shestilovska., BrGU3.0 
 10. Papova, Olimpia3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Maryia PAPOVA
  Olimpia
  (186-PF-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Papova, Olimpia5.0 
 2. Kalikh, Berezina5.0 
 3. Drozd, Olimpia5.0 
 4. Batsanova, BrGU4.0 
 5. Ivashchanka, Goriz.3.0 
 6. Khomenchuk, Goriz.3.0 
 7. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.2.0 
 8. Pratasevich, Berez.2.0 
 9. Rusak, BrGU2.0 
 10. Anufryienka, Gori.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tetyana LYSENKO
  Sozh G.
  (180-F-93)
  Avg: 0
 1. Lysenko, Sozh G.0.0 
 2. Lipinskaya, Gorizo.0.0 
 3. Yatsyna, Sozh G.0.0 
 4. Likhtarovich, Gori.0.0 
 5. Voishal, Victoria0.0 
 6. Lednik, Berezina0.0 
 7. Turomsha, Berezina0.0 
 8. Kravtsov, Sozh G.0.0 
 9. Styapanava, Berez.0.0 
 10. Kozun, Olimpia0.0 



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Stats Leaders Div.A (Women)

Points Per Game
 Frida ELDEBRINK
  SWE
  (174-G-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Eldebrink, SWE20.9 
 2. Tuukkanen, FIN19.8 
 3. Marginean, ROM19.6 
 4. Petronyte, LTU18.3 
 5. Doron, ISR16.5 
 6. Twehues, SUI16.4 
 7. Perovanovic, MNT15.6 
 8. Quigley, HUN15.5 
 9. Dubljevic, MNT15.0 
 10. Dabovic, SRB14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Taru TUUKKANEN
  FIN
  (190-C-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Tuukkanen, FIN12.4 
 2. Petronyte, LTU11.5 
 3. Teilane-T., LAT11.3 
 4. Veremeenko, BLR9.9 
 5. Lima, ESP9.6 
 6. Giroud, SUI8.9 
 7. Perovanovic, MNT8.1 
 8. Perostiyska, BUL7.9 
 9. Meesseman, BEL7.9 
 10. Nicholls, ESP7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  MNT
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Skerovic, MNT6.1 
 2. Dubljevic, MNT4.3 
 3. Baric, SLO4.3 
 4. Eldebrink, SWE4.3 
 5. Radocaj, SRB4.1 
 6. Parau, ROM4.1 
 7. Eldebrink, SWE4.0 
 8. Stoenescu, ROM3.9 
 9. Schmit, LUX3.9 
 10. Karklina, LAT3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Milica DABOVIC
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Dabovic, SRB3.4 
 2. Skobel, POL3.3 
 3. Bar, GER3.1 
 4. Linkeviciene, LTU2.7 
 5. Doron, ISR2.6 
 6. Schmit, LUX2.6 
 7. Kupcikova, SVK2.5 
 8. Halman, NED2.4 
 9. Ouvina, ESP2.3 
 10. Kubatova, SVK2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  BLR
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Veremeenko, BLR2.4 
 2. Majewska, POL2.3 
 3. Teilane-T., LAT2.1 
 4. Meesseman, BEL1.6 
 5. Petronyte, LTU1.4 
 6. Nicholls, ESP1.3 
 7. Pavel, ROM1.3 
 8. Popovic, MNT1.2 
 9. Tuukkanen, FIN1.0 
 10. Paugaite, LTU1.0 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Div.B Stats Leaders - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Iva KOSTOVA
  (178-SG-94)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Kostova, BUL20.8 
 2. Austgulen, NOR19.3 
 3. Kedem, ISR15.7 
 4. Jespersen, DEN15.5 
 5. Joseph, ENG15.3 
 6. Papova, BLR14.6 
 7. Stojanovska2, MKD14.0 
 8. Hristova, BUL13.9 
 9. Kraujunaite, LTU13.8 
 10. Kalenta, BLR13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amadea SZAMOSI
  (190-C/F-94)
  Avg: 11
 1. Szamosi, HUN11.0 
 2. Green, ENG10.4 
 3. Papova, BLR9.7 
 4. Jespersen, DEN9.6 
 5. Rakovic, MNT8.9 
 6. Perrenoud, SUI8.4 
 7. Kalenta, BLR8.3 
 8. Austgulen, NOR7.4 
 9. Kostourkova, POR7.3 
 10. Stojanovska2, MKD7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Justina KRAUJUNAITE
  (174-F-95)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Kraujunaite, LTU3.9 
 2. Viana, POR3.6 
 3. Bridina, LAT3.1 
 4. Sirsinaityte, LTU3.0 
 5. Wood, SCO3.0 
 6. Papova, BLR2.9 
 7. Csutoras, HUN2.7 
 8. Kmetovska, MKD2.7 
 9. Bravo-H., ENG2.7 
 10. Jamsa, FIN2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Iva KOSTOVA
  (178-SG-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kostova, BUL4.0 
 2. Ferreira, POR2.6 
 3. Bridina, LAT2.4 
 4. Nikpaljevic, MNT2.4 
 5. Dzirma, GER2.3 
 6. Dayan, ISR2.1 
 7. Dimitrova, BUL2.1 
 8. Myshapud, BLR2.0 
 9. Runsas, FIN2.0 
 10. Abboud, ISR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Laura PERRENOUD
  (189-C-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Perrenoud, SUI3.1 
 2. Papova, BLR2.6 
 3. Kalenta, BLR2.1 
 4. Kostova, BUL1.8 
 5. Kostova, BUL1.6 
 6. Kostourkova, POR1.4 
 7. Szamosi, HUN1.4 
 8. Zelnyte, LTU1.1 
 9. Gulich, GER1.1 
 10. Tveito, NOR1.1 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  (186-G/F-92)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Iagupova, UKR27.6 
 2. Zietara, POL17.2 
 3. Abdi, SWE16.2 
 4. Butter, NED15.6 
 5. Domingues, POR14.8 
 6. Papova, BLR14.0 
 7. De Kleijn, NED14.0 
 8. Colic, SRB13.9 
 9. Rozenberga, LAT13.6 
 10. Casas, ESP13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monika GRIGALAUSKYTE
  (190-PF-92)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Grigalauskyt., LTU10.6 
 2. Tikhonenko, RUS10.6 
 3. Iagupova, UKR10.1 
 4. Mistygacz, POL9.3 
 5. Svaryte, LTU9.1 
 6. Green, ENG8.8 
 7. Papova, BLR8.2 
 8. Gil, ESP8.2 
 9. Brajkovic, SRB7.5 
 10. Hruscakova, SVK7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  (186-G/F-92)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Iagupova, UKR5.3 
 2. Zietara, POL3.7 
 3. Cakir, TUR3.7 
 4. Dotto, ITA3.3 
 5. Ortiz, ESP3.0 
 6. Nystrom, SWE2.9 
 7. Dotto, ITA2.9 
 8. Adams, NED2.9 
 9. Colic, SRB2.9 
 10. Balintova, SVK2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dorota MISTYGACZ
  (183-F/C-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Mistygacz, POL3.1 
 2. Casas, ESP3.1 
 3. Iagupova, UKR3.0 
 4. Dotto, ITA2.9 
 5. Colic, SRB2.7 
 6. Bridina, LAT2.6 
 7. Ortiz, ESP2.4 
 8. Zietara, POL2.3 
 9. Butter, NED2.3 
 10. Cakir, TUR2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Dorota MISTYGACZ
  (183-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Mistygacz, POL1.9 
 2. Tikhonenko, RUS1.7 
 3. Ivashchanka, BLR1.1 
 4. Papova, BLR1.0 
 5. Filonchyk, BLR0.9 
 6. Efimova, RUS0.9 
 7. Cornelie, FRA0.9 
 8. Zahui, SWE0.8 
 9. Diallo, FRA0.7 
 10. Basaran, TUR0.7 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Women

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 18: HoNsU - BC Nokia 81-57
Oct. 20: TuRi - ToPo
Oct. 20: Huima - Kerava
Oct. 20: HyPo - Catz
Oct. 20: Honka - PeKa


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Melissa JELTEMA
  Honka
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Jeltema, Honka30.7 
 2. Campbell, PeKa29.3 
 3. Adzasu, Kerava25.8 
 4. Laaksonen, ToPo25.7 
 5. Holliday, Huima23.3 
 6. Taylor, TuRi22.0 
 7. McKenzie, PeKa19.3 
 8. Jahilo, FoA18.0 
 9. Anderson, Catz17.0 
 10. Sten, HoNsU16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amber LAND
  HyPo
  (188-F/C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Land, HyPo17.0 
 2. Campbell, PeKa16.3 
 3. Robinson, Huima14.8 
 4. Laaksonen, ToPo13.7 
 5. Reshetko, Catz11.0 
 6. Taylor, TuRi10.5 
 7. Jeltema, Honka10.3 
 8. Anderson, Catz10.3 
 9. Sten, HoNsU9.5 
 10. McKenzie, PeKa9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vilma KESANEN
  ToPo
  (179-G-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kesanen, ToPo6.0 
 2. Miles, FoA4.3 
 3. Menna, BC Nokia3.8 
 4. Adzasu, Kerava3.3 
 5. Anderson, Catz3.0 
 6. Lehtoranta, PeKa3.0 
 7. Hedderson, TuRi2.8 
 8. Varno, HyPo2.7 
 9. McKenzie, PeKa2.7 
 10. Jeltema, Honka2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rosetta ADZASU
  Kerava
  (165-G-90)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Adzasu, Kerava5.3 
 2. Jackson, HoNsU5.0 
 3. Lukkarinen, Kerava3.5 
 4. Jones, Catz3.3 
 5. McKenzie, PeKa3.3 
 6. Hyvarinen, BC Nokia3.0 
 7. Miles, FoA3.0 
 8. Anderson, Catz2.8 
 9. Karkkainen, TuRi2.8 
 10. Holliday, Huima2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Korinne CAMPBELL
  PeKa
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campbell, PeKa2.3 
 2. Sten, HoNsU2.0 
 3. Tattari, Kerava1.3 
 4. Greenleaf, Honka1.0 
 5. Jeltema, Honka1.0 
 6. Byrd, PeKa1.0 
 7. Anderson, Catz1.0 
 8. Sipila, Honka1.0 
 9. Reshetko, Catz0.8 
 10. Holliday, Huima0.8 



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  GABON   


Gabon participation in the final stage of Champions Clubs Ladies - by Rodrigue Olivier Kassa

The twelve teams that will participate in the eighth edition of the African Cup of Champions Clubs are known female.

These are:
- The Sporting Club SFAX of You
nisia (wild card)
- Abidjan Basketball Club of Cte d'Ivoire
- Sports Club of Abidjan in Cte d'Ivoire
- First Bank of Nigeria (wild card)
- First Deepwater Nigeria
- Arc-en-ciel R.D. of Congo
- RADI R.D. of Congo
- N'DELLA Gabon (wild card)
- Eagles wings of Kenya
- Liga Muulmana Mozambique
- Interclube of Angola
- Primeiro de Agosto of Angola

The competition will be played at the Palace of Sports Treichville, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire from 19 to 28 October 2012.

The Gabonese are confident and coach Didier Gondjout promised to create the feeling ...



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  GERMANY   


Petra Glaser selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Germans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Petra Glaser
Petra Glaser
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Petra Glaser (196-81, college: Long Beach St., currently plays in Sweden). She led Kvarnby to a victory against the closely-ranked Mark Basket (1-1) 67-62 in the Swedish Damligan in Saturday night's game. Glaser scored 12 points and added 5 passes in 29 minutes on the court. Kvarnby BBK (1-1) is placed fifth in the Damligan. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Glaser's first year with the team. Glaser belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #9 with 15.0ppg. She also averaged so far 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 47.6% in the two games she played so far. Glaser is currently a member of the German senior national team.

Romy Baer
Romy Baer
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France), who plays in the French LFB. She could not help Lyon (2-2) to beat Nantes Reze (4-0). Baer recorded only 4 points. Lyon was defeated 74-61 on the road by the second-ranked Nantes Reze. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Baer's first year with the team. This season she averages: 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 30.8%. Baer played for the German national team in 2012.

Lea Mersch
Lea Mersch
   #3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Lea Mersch (170-87, currently plays in Czech Republic). She was not able to help DSK Karlin (2-3) in their game against Aldast Strakonice (1-5) in the Czech Republic ZBL. Mersch scored 7 points in 20 minutes. DSK Karlin lost 73-84 in Strakonice to the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Aldast. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Mersch's overall stats are: 4.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 33.3% and FT: 57.1% in the five games. She is also a member of the German senior national team.

Lisa Koop
Lisa Koop
   #4. Center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Pall.Pozzuoli (0-1) in their game against Umbertide (1-0) in the Italian A1. Koop's contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game. She recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for Pall.Pozzuoli this season. Pall.Pozzuoli was crushed 86-60 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Umbertide (#5). But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Koop used to play for the German national team earlier this year.

Nadine Grieb
Nadine Grieb
   #5. Former U20 international center Nadine Grieb (184-87, currently plays in Luxembourg), who plays in the Luxembourg Diekirch League couldn't help AB Contern (2-1) in their last game. Despite her very good performance AB Contern lost 72-86 at home to the leading Etzella. Grieb recorded 15 points and added 3 passes in 33 minutes. . It's Grieb's first season with the team. Grieb is currently eighth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (fourth place). She has individually a very good year with high stats. Grieb averages: 19.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.3spg in the three games. She used to play for the German U20 national team five years ago.

Melina Muller
Melina Muller
   #6. Forward Melina Muller (175-81, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help the league outsider MBK Eurl.Vasas (0-5) in their game against PEAC-PECS (3-2) in the Hungarian A Division. Muller did not beat the league record on Friday evening. She recorded only 2 points. The bottom-ranked MBK Eurl.Vasas was badly defeated 68-49 in Pecs by the higher-ranked PEAC-PECS (#5). So far MBK Eurl.Vasas lost all five games in the Regular Season. . Muller's total stats this season are: 1.2ppg and 1.4rpg. She is a former international player as she played for the German senior team five years ago.

Eva Schonecker
Eva Schonecker
   #7. Former international swingman Eva Schonecker (180-81, currently plays in Luxembourg) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nadine Grieb and both played together in the last Luxembourg Diekirch League game. Schonecker couldn't help AB Contern (2-1) in their game against Etzella (4-0). She recorded only 4 points in 10 minutes. AB Contern lost 72-86 on their home court in Contern to the leading Etzella. This year Schonecker averages just 2.5ppg in the two games. She used to play for the German national team five years ago.

Other top German players, who play abroad:

Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) plays for BK Pliska Studanka in Czech Republic ZBL
Pauline Schulz (180-F-88) plays for SISU in Danish Dameligaen
Angelica Partyka (183-F/C-96) plays for Basel in Swiss LNA
Sarah Siebert (87) plays for Basket Flames in Austrian AWBL
Anna Kraus (93) plays for BC Vienna in Austrian AWBL
Shakila Joyner (182-C-92) plays for BC Vienna in Austrian AWBL



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  GREECE   


Katerina Sotiriou selected the top Greek playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Greeks who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Katerina Sotiriou
Katerina Sotiriou
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Katerina Sotiriou (186-84, agency: FCM, currently plays in Spain). She contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Conquero (0-1) crushing them 84-59 in the Spanish LFB in Friday night's game. Sotiriou recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 25 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Navarra Pamplona this season. Her team is placed fourth in the LFB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Sotiriou played for the Greek senior national team years ago.

Peli Papamichail
Peli Papamichail
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Peli Papamichail (189-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Italy). She led Ragusa to a victory over the leader Ancona 67-48 in the Italian A2 (12th division) last Saturday. Papamichail was MVP of the game. She scored 18 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group South. Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa (2-0) is placed second. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Papamichail's first year with the team. This season Papamichail averages: 9.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.0spg. She played for the Greek national team in 2012.

Vicky Volonaki
Vicky Volonaki
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Vicky Volonaki (179-80, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Katerina Sotiriou in the Spanish LFB last game. Volonaki, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Conquero (0-1) to beat Navarra Pamplona (1-0). Volonaki recorded 6 points and had 3 steals in 20 minutes. It was his first game for Conquero this season. The bottom-ranked Conquero was crushed 84-59 at home by the much higher-ranked (#4) Navarra Pamplona. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Volonaki is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league with 3 steals. She played for the Greek national team years ago.

Olga Chatzinikolaou
Olga Chatzinikolaou
   #4. Swingman Olga Chatzinikolaou (181-81, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Caja Rural (0-1) in their game against Rivas Ecopolis (1-0) in the Spanish LFB. Chatzinikolaou recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Caja Rural this season. Caja Rural was crushed 95-72 on the road by the higher-ranked Rivas Ecopolis (#5). But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Chatzinikolaou used to play for the Greek national team earlier this year.

Other top Greek players, who play abroad:

Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83) plays for Bourges in French LFB
Zoi Dimitrakou (188-F-87) plays for Bourges in French LFB
Stefanie Murphy (193-F/C-89) plays for Union Hainaut in French LFB
Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) plays for Kayseri in Turkish TKBL
Maria Grammatikopoulou (170-F-86) plays for Keravnos in Cypriot A1
Valeria Sella (92) plays for Akademia in Cypriot A1
Marilena Grisbou (170-G-93) plays for Manchester Mystics in British EBL



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Women

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 2-0 
 2. Den Helder 2-0 
 3. Grasshoppers 1-1 
 4. ProBuild Lions 1-1 
 5. CTO 0-2 
 6. Lekdetec.nl 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Lekdetec.nl - ProBuild Lions
Oct. 20: Binnenland - Den Helder
Oct. 20: Grasshoppers - CTO


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Katie BUSSEY
  ProBuild.
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 23
 1. Bussey, ProBuild.23.0 
 2. Kooij, Binnenland19.5 
 3. Klein, Den Helder17.0 
 4. Butter, Binnenland15.5 
 5. van der Lee, Den14.5 
 6. Ligthart, Den H.13.0 
 7. Nieuwveen, Grassho.12.5 
 8. Van der Hoek, Den12.0 
 9. Guyt, CTO12.0 
 10. Van Den Adel, Gra.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fieke LIGTHART
  Den H.
  (184-F/C-90)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ligthart, Den H.12.0 
 2. Horelika, ProBui.10.5 
 3. Kooij, Binnenland10.0 
 4. Bettonvil, CTO10.0 
 5. Hof, CTO9.5 
 6. Nieuwveen, Grassho.9.0 
 7. Van der Hoek, Den8.5 
 8. Butter, Binnenland7.5 
 9. Schouten, Lekdete.7.5 
 10. Roubehie-F., Binn.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Molly MCDOWELL
  ProBui.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. McDowell, ProBui.8.0 
 2. Klein, Den Helder6.0 
 3. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl5.0 
 4. Roubehie-F., Binne.4.5 
 5. Guyt, CTO3.5 
 6. Van der Hoek, Den3.0 
 7. Kasius, Binnenland2.5 
 8. van Veen, Den H.2.5 
 9. Ligthart, Den H.2.5 
 10. van der Lee, Den2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kim HARTMAN
  ProBuild.
  (174-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Hartman, ProBuild.3.5 
 2. McDowell, ProBui.3.5 
 3. Kooij, Binnenland3.0 
 4. Horelika, ProBui.3.0 
 5. van der Lee, Den2.5 
 6. Kasius, Binnenland2.5 
 7. Simdorn, ProBuild.2.0 
 8. Bussey, ProBuild.2.0 
 9. De Graaf, Binne.1.5 
 10. Van Andel, Binnen.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Irma SCHOUTEN
  Lekdetec.
  (192-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Schouten, Lekdete.2.5 
 2. Van Der Keij., CT.1.5 
 3. Kasius, Binnenland1.5 
 4. Hof, CTO1.0 
 5. Appers, Binnenland1.0 
 6. Manuputty, Grassh.1.0 
 7. Horelika, ProBui.0.5 
 8. Nieuwveen, Grassho.0.5 
 9. Van Andel, Binnenl.0.5 
 10. de Jonge, Lekdet.0.5 


Eredivisie Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Den Helder - CTO 65-57

International guard Maaike Klein (177-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Marianne Van der Hoek (180-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Center Emese Hof (190-96) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Janine Guyt (173-95) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for CTO. Den Helder keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Binnenland.
Top scorers:
Den Helder: M.Klein 19+5reb+6ast, R.van der Lee 17+1reb+2ast, M.Van der Hoek 15+11reb+3ast, F.Ligthart 8+12reb+2ast, J.van Veen 4+4reb+3ast, S.Visser 2+6reb+1ast
CTO: J.Guyt 15+2reb+5ast, E.Hof 14+11reb+1ast, M.Essenstam 13+6reb+2ast, L.Cornelius 7+3reb+2ast, B.Zappeij 5+6reb, R.Van Der Keijl 3+3reb+1ast
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ProBuild Lions - Grasshoppers 59-61

The best player for the winners was the former international guard Natalie Van Den Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) who scored 17 points. The former international center Marlous Nieuwveen (196-80) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Grasshoppers' coach Ivo Boom used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Katie Bussey (175-90, college: Montana St.) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and Latvian forward Anete Horelika (177-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Grasshoppers: N.Van Den Adel 17+4reb+2ast, M.Nieuwveen 11+9reb+3ast, C.Manuputty 10+2reb+1ast, I.Van der Plas 9+8reb+4ast, R.Philippo 5+6reb+1ast, S.Kuijt 4+4reb
ProBuild Lions: K.Bussey 20+6reb+1ast, A.Horelika 10+11reb+2ast, M.McDowell 9+5reb+8ast, N.Boesaart 6+1reb+1ast, K.Hartman 6+3reb, B.Baars 4
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Binnenland - Lekdetec.nl 63-52

International forward Leonie Kooij (187-86) scored 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Zera Butter (179-92) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Binnenland's coach Joost van Rangelrooy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international swingman Anouk Biesters (182-86) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Karin Kuijt (175-90) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Binnenland maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Den Helder. Lo

Top scorers:
Binnenland: L.Kooij 29+7reb+2ast, Z.Butter 14+9reb+3ast, R.Roubehie-Fissa 7+9reb+2ast, E.Kasius 5+1reb, L.Van den Adel 5+2reb+4ast, P.Van Andel 3+7reb+1ast
Lekdetec.nl: A.Biesters 17+8reb+1ast, K.Kuijt 11+1reb+4ast, Y.Kathmann 10+1reb+1ast, G.Van Den Bosch 7+1ast, J.Bettonvil 3+8reb+1ast, L.de Jonge 3+3reb


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Standings - Women

A Division Standings
 1. UNIQA Eurol. 5-0 
 2. UNI Gyor 4-0 
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