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  ARGENTINA   



Torneo Federal 2012/13 rosters: South group - by Facundo Iatzky

Division Capital Federal
Velez Sarsfield
Sebastian Festa (179-G-72), Lucas Cassetai, Daniel Chaher (192-F-78), Guillermo gavotti, Gonzalo Castagno (194-F-86), Marcelo Piuma, Maximiliano Tabieres, Lucas Bertolotti, Juan Laprovittola
Coach: Juan Boadaz

GEVP
Leandro Podesta (207-C-89), Mauro Corvalan (200-F-92), Juan Perez (193-G-92), German Mastrocola, Tomas Gianelli, Ivan Macharasvilli, Matias Funes (185-F-92), Hugo Maldonado, Santiago Juarez (183-G), Lautaro Cisterna, Nahuel Paciotti, Martin Massone (191-G/F-94)
Coach: Horacio Pacheco

Ferro
Joaquin Olmedo (185-G-85), Nicolas Lorenzo; Maximiliano Gutierrez, Sebastian Alvarez; Cristian Negrotto, Maximiliano Segon, Martin Trimboli (196-F/C-85), Javier Scheines, Gustavo Souto, Joaquin Iviglia (193-F-94)
Coach: Marcelo Majstrovic

Pedro Echague
Santiago Sicardi, Jonathan Laino (182-G-91), Maximiliano Pellegrino (194-G/F-87), Alejo Meire (178-G-86), Pablo Noy, Pablo Israeloff, Marcelo Weiter (198-F), Daniel Kot, Nahuel Sunchesky, Franco Videla, Nicolas Paciotti, Ezequiel Suriano
Coach: Andres garcia

Villa Mitre
Santino Propato, Juan Ocampos, Facundo Madoz (190-G-83), Andres Gambone, Juan Ignacio Guildris (194-F-84), Gabriel Sapochnik, Sebastian Fonseca,Franco Tonelli, Gerardo Anegon
Coach: Federico Carbone

Division Buenos Aires

Estudiantes Olavarria
Fernando Rivera (180-G-85), Federico Silveira, Juan Levrino (188-G-90), Juan Ignacio Mateo, Matias Sesto, Rodrigo Sanchez (200-F-89), Gerardo Barrera, Nicolas Ojeda, Facundo Mendoza, Julian Marinsalta, Bruno Sansimoni (182-G-96), Federico Geraghty (180-G-96)
Coach: Jose Pisani

Independiente Tandil
Leandro Portillo (185-G-85), Sebastian Sevegnani , Ariel Hillebrand, Valerio Andrizzi, Leandro Mateo, Kevin Jerez , Alejandro Arca, Emilio Gonzalez, Santiago Dilascio (175-G-94), Lautaro Lanusse, Exequiel Barroso, Gaston Gonzalez (190-F-93).
Coach: Alvaro Castineira

Union Vecinal la Plata
Mariano Nicolas Garcia, Juan Manuel Seminara, Federico Gonzalez (180-G-88), Mariano Epifanio, Juan Ignacio Bruno, Javier Garcia, Lisandro Martino, Francisco Blanco, Julian Cupeiro, Ramiro Arabena, Fidel Alvarez
Coach: Jorge Constant

San Martin junin
Pablo Martinez (195-F-82), Maximiliano Asan, Amiel Marquez, Nicolas Godoy, Diego Lorio (185-G-86), Renzo Di perna, Joaquin Gamazo, Nicolas Maggi, Gonzalo Marin
Coach: Oscar chacon

Estudiantes La plata
Pablo Bendel (189-G-83), Esteban Serantes (190-G-82), Leonardo Zanassi (196-F-74, agency: Players Group), Javier Bareiro, Fernando Salazar (202-C), Leonardo Canete, Pablo Herrera, Sebastian Sartorelli, Federico Attademo, Daniel Moroni, Facundo Attademo, Khalil Belhart, Pedro Zabala
Coach: Gustavo Perez

Conferencia Patagonia
Perfora Plaza huincul
Leandro Lauro (188-G-80), Matias Barberis, Juan Gonzales, Carlos Sepulveda (200-F-81), Nicolas Bessone, Alexis Knecht (183-G-87), Juan Fuentes, Ignacio Claris (172-G-93), Facundo Barrera (180-G), Adrian tevez
Coach: Fernando Claris

All boys santa rosa
Nicolas Perez (190-G-78), Leon Nicanof (185-G-91), Nicolas Ayala, Jorge Alcaraz, Juan Manuel Lara; Guido Cuadrelli, Antonio Manera, Marcelino Badillo, Martin Ayala, Octavio Fazzini (192-G)
Coach: Maximiliano Rubio

Atletico Regina
German Francia, Marcos Lueg (194-F-91), Rodrigo Pascal, Emanuel Lopez Cerdan, Gaston Gonzalez, Luciano Zupanovich, Diego Felicevich, Emiliano Piccinini, Diego Corazza
Coach: Gustavo Esteybar

Deportivo Roca
Lucas Romera (192-G-89), Leonardo Ansaloni, Juan Quercia, Facundo Abarzua, Guido Gadanoto (190-F-89), Diego casemayor, Gonzalo Sotelo, Facundo Vinambres, Jonatan Faber, Jorge Abraham (195-F), Luciano Carcar
Coach: Sebastian garcia

Hispano Americano
Bruno Gelsi (191-G-76), Gaston Morales, Fernando Gutman, Mario Sepulveda (200-F-77), Valentin Burgos (178-G-92), Gustavo bianco, Pablo Gonzalez (186-G-82), Claudio Aguilar, Leonardo Mosconi
Coach: Leonardo Roquel

Progreso Gral Roca
Leandro Gonzalez (203-C-79), Luciano saborido, Diego Garcia (193-F-83), Martin Fabi, Juan Manuel Fabi, Paolo Casale, Francisco Gaytan, Leopoldo Carlos Ruiz Moreno (191-G-72), Julian Fedele
Coach: Gabriel Cuello




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  AUSTRIA   


Traiskirchen Lions part ways with Pranas Skurdauskas - by Stefan Prager

The Traiskirchen Lions announced that they've parted ways with Lithuanian big man Pranas Skurdauskas (211-C-88, agency: Interperformances). The 6'11'' center moved on and signed a contract at KK Mornar Bar in Montenegro. Skurdauskas played in Traiskirchen since the 2009/2010 season. He reached the ABL semifinals twice in 2010 as well as 2011. He apperead in 103 games for the Lions since then. This season Skurdauskas appeared in three games averaging 9.0ppg along with 7.7rpg while shooting 54.5% from the field.

Meanwhile the Lions have two more young players on try- out. Milos Pajovic (205-C-94) a center from Montenegro last played at KK Buducnost Podgorica. The 18 year old big man arrived in Austria a few weeks ago but hasn't seen any game time action yet. Second player is Pablo Gamaleri a 19 year old forward from Argentina.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 23: Levski Sofia - Djuro Djakovic 77-73
Oct. 24: Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa 49-80

B

Oct. 24: Kavala - OKK Beograd 81-76

Round 5

Oct. 24: Kozuv - Rilski Sportist 76-99

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 30: Djuro Djakovic - Mornar Bar
Oct. 30: Galil Gilboa - Kumanovo

B

Oct. 31: Teodo Tivat - OKK Beograd
Oct. 31: Kozuv - Kavala


Round 2: Rilski Sportist hands first defeat to Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

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

Group A
Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa 49-80

Guests from Galil (2-0) smashed host Mornar Bar (0-2) 80-49. The game was mostly controlled by Galil Gilboa. Mornar Bar was better in fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mornar Bar to just 2 points in second quarter and to 13 points in first half. Galil Gilboa had a 40-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. Mornar Bar was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots). American forward Brandon Hunter (201-80, college: Ohio) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Lazar Radosavljevic (204-91, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 14 points and center Vukota Pavic (203-93) added 5 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Mornar Bar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Galil Gilboa will play against Kumanovo 2009 at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mornar Bar will play against Djuro Djakovic in Slavonski Brod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: D.Yavzuri 17+4reb+4ast, A.Bier-Katz 13+2reb, R.Sanders 12+1reb+3ast, B.Hunter 11+7reb+1ast, A.Simhon 8+4reb+2ast, K.Hayes 6+3reb+2ast
Mornar Bar: L.Radosavljevic 14+2reb+3ast, M.Mikovic 7+3reb, N.Milosevic 6+7reb, V.Vusovic 6+1reb+1ast, M.Sekulovic 5+5reb, V.Pavic 5+9reb+2ast
gschID: 197932


Levski Sofia - Djuro Djakovic 77-73

Host Levski Sofia (1-0) defeated guests from Slavonski Brod (0-2) 77-73. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Levski Sofia forced 21 Djuro Djakovic turnovers. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) scored 14 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points during the contest. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Bosnian swingman Marko Batina (198-86) scored 18 points. Four Djuro Djakovic players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Djuro Djakovic will play against Mornar Bar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 14+2reb+4ast, N.Varbanov 12+3reb, D.Anguelov 9+4reb+1ast, Z.Georgiev 9+3reb+2ast, P.Ivanov 8+3reb+3ast, C.Kostov 8+2reb+1ast
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 18+4reb+3ast, M.Sarlija 17+8reb+2ast, B.Massamba 14+5reb+2ast, M.Bakovic 12+3reb+1ast, M.Kljaic 7+1reb, P.Zivkovic 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 197931


Group B
Kavala - OKK Beograd 81-76

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-16. But OKK Beograd won third quarter 19-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) scored 17 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian-Bosnian guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Five Kavala players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and power forward Milos Pavlovic (210-84, agency: BeoExcell) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kavala will meet Kozuv in the next round and are hoping to win another game. OKK Beograd will play against Teodo Tivat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kavala: Y.Gagaloudis 17+2reb+7ast, N.Mitrovic 17+2reb+1ast, W.Coleman 13+6reb, C.Stefanidis 13+2reb+2ast, S.Panos 11+4reb, T.Arapis 6+2reb+1ast
OKK Beograd: A.Nesovic 18+3reb+4ast, V.Popovic 18+2reb+2ast, M.Pavlovic 12+8reb+2ast, I.Marinkovic 8+2reb, F.Sepa 7+1reb, N.Jeftic 4+4reb
gschID: 197933


Round 5
Kozuv - Rilski Sportist 76-99

The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great shooting night for Rilski Sportist especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) who scored 28 points. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 16 points and 7 assists. Five Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Rilski Sportist will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kozuv will play at home against Kavala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 28+1reb+3ast, B.Mirkovic 16+3reb+7ast, T.Gugino 13+10reb+3ast, B.Dupree 11+5reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 11+2reb+1ast, S.Slaveykov 8+1reb
Kozuv: S.Bozovic 16+7reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 16+3reb+3ast, D.Karadzovski 13+1reb+2ast, P.Blazevski 8+6reb+3ast, V.Filipovic 8+1reb, S.Hadzivasilev 5
gschID: 197956



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 25: Spirou - Antwerp 70-53
Oct. 26: Verviers-Pep. - Liege
Oct. 27: Oostende - Leuven
Oct. 27: Aalstar - M.Hainaut


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Walsh, Spirou22.0 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven20.0 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar19.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut17.3 
 5. Aleksandrov, Vervi.16.7 
 6. Allen, Spirou16.5 
 7. Aska, Leuven16.0 
 8. Mukubu, Liege15.3 
 9. Hopkins, Antwerp15.3 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut8.0 
 2. Tofi, Aalstar8.0 
 3. Aska, Leuven8.0 
 4. Mukubu, Liege7.7 
 5. Wilkinson, Oostende7.3 
 6. Gillet, Liege7.0 
 7. Aleksandrov, Vervi.6.7 
 8. Walsh, Spirou6.5 
 9. Smith, Leuven6.3 
 10. Thondique, Antwe.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.3 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar4.7 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.7 
 4. Walsh, Spirou4.0 
 5. Bosco, Liege3.3 
 6. Moors, Antwerp3.3 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar3.0 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 9. Thompson, Aalstar2.7 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brent WRIGHT
  Oostende
  (203-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wright, Oostende2.3 
 2. Anderson, Verviers.2.3 
 3. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 4. Anderson, Aalstar2.3 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar2.0 
 7. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 8. Dukes, Leuven1.7 
 9. Randle, M.Hainaut1.7 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende2.0 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.0 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.7 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.5 
 5. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 6. Hartsock, Aalstar0.7 
 7. Thondique, Antwerp0.5 
 8. Love, Antwerp0.5 
 9. Biggs, Antwerp0.5 
 10. Foster, Spirou0.3 


Telenet Oostende and Okapi Aalstar reach Belgian Cup quarter-finals - by Bert Larsimont

This week, two Ethias League teams have qualified for the Belgian Cup quarter-finals: Telenet Oostende defeated Division II team BBC Kangoeroes Boom of coach Tom Poppe on Tuesday and Generali Okapi Aalstar left no chance to their Division II opponents of Bent Schoenen Waregem on Wednnesday night. Telenet Oostende of coach Dario Gjergja (agency: Beo Basket) will play Liege Basket in the next round and Okapi of US coach Brad Dean will face Coach Brian Lynch's Division II squad of Cuva Houthalen at the quarter-final stage (two legs, aggregate).

Here are the results and boxscores of this week's 1/8 final games:

Kangoeroes Boom (+5) vs. BC Telenet Oostende: 74-82

Score evolution: 26-29, 33-49, 57-68 and 74-82.
Best scorers:
Kangoeroes: M. Gorremans 20, D. Souveryns 24.
BCO: M. Stojic 16, J. Salumu 5, W. Wilkinson 17, B. Wright 5, V. Petrovic 4, D. Drobnjak 9, D. Djordjevic 6, M. Lojeski 20.

Bent Schoenen Waregem (+5) vs. Okapi Aalstar: 70-95
Score evolution: 25-17, 42-44, 63-69 and 70-95.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: A. Steinbach 15, B. Samaey 15, A. Gueye 13, O. Foucart 9, T. Foucart 9, T. Delmulle 4.
Okapi: D. Raivio 16, J. Tofi 7, L. Anderson 7, J. Clark 18, T. Dreesen 15, R. Thompson 10, N. Hartsock 4, C. Young 14, El Khounchar 3, Joeri Vermoesen 1.


Other results:

Cuva Houthalen (+5) vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi: 90-87
Gembo BBC (+5) vs. Port of Antwerp Giants: 96-87
Gent Dragons (+5) vs. Liege Basket: 66-68
BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde (+5) vs. Leuven Bears: 79-89
Sint-Niklase Condors (+5) vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut: 61-76


Still to be played:

CEP Fleurus (+5) vs. RBC VOO Verviers Pepinster (on 2012-10-28)



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  BOTSWANA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Troopers 9-2 
 2. Flames 6-2 
 3. Spartans 5-0 
 4. BDF V 5-4 
 5. Cadets 4-6 
 6. Police 2-3 
 7. Splinters 2-6 
 8. Bullets 2-6 
 9. Saints 1-7 
 10. Dolphins 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 27

Oct. 24: Spartans - Troopers 79-65
Oct. 27: Flames - Dolphins
Oct. 27: Police - Bullets
Oct. 27: Splinters - Flames
Oct. 27: Saints - Troopers
Oct. 27: BDF V - Bullets
Oct. 27: Splinters - Dolphins
Oct. 27: Police - Cadets



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  BRAZIL   


Pinheiros/Sky take lead against Paulistano in Paulista League semis - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky grabbed the first win in the Paulista League semifinal series versus Paulistano. The defending champions claimed a 90:87 victory in the series opener. Joe Smith (193-G-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) knocked down 24 points to lead the winners.
Paulistano enjoyed a 26:22 lead after ten minutes. Pinheiros/Sky stepped on the gas in the second quarter. They fired 29 points and grabbed a 51:45 halftime lead. Paulistano however turned things around in the third term. They eked out a one-point lead at the final break 70:69. But Pinheiros/Sky used all of their experience to snatch a narrow win at the end. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) provided 23 points for the hosts. Leonardo Morro (208-C-84) added 10 points for Pinheiros/Sky. Pedro Lima (190-G-87) answered with 21 points for Paulistano. Andre Luiz Brugger (192-G-81) had 20 points in the loss.



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Revamped Greenland Field Unveils Today; Exhibition Games Planned - by David Edole

BVI Platinum News

There is expected to be much pomp and ceremony when Government officials gather for the re-opening of the Greenland Field this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., October 25.

Remarks will be delivered by the Premier Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith, the Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn and the representatives for the seventh and eight districts.

There will also be three exhibition games featuring 11-13 boys and 14-16 boys in two eight minute halves while a full game will feature East against The Streets.

Before taking office last November, the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration promised to have the field restored as concerned mounted about the protracted closure despite the monies being pumped into the restoration work.

However, the NDP administration also faced criticism recently for opening the field pre-maturely before the full works are completed.

Hon. Marlon Penn, Eighth District Representative said the field has been closed for too long. He said given that it is being done as a phased project and with the first part being completed, the field is in a condition for the use of more than one sport.

"Phase one will bring the field to a practical position where a lot of the key sports that were there before will be able to be played. From my recollection, all the key associations were involved in the process so if the softball pitch is not correct, I know the Softball Association has been in discussions with the Project Manager and team to get things right. I know the Cricket Association has been involved to ensure that the pitch is right so they can put down their artificial turf that they are putting in place," Hon. Penn stated

He added, "As you can see the basketball court is installed; it's functional. The last thing I heard is that they were confirming the certification. I think it is a warranty for over 15 years on that facility so if anything goes wrong within that timeframe, we can have it replaced. So we will have a functional field; a practical working facility on the 25th."

Penn was speaking on the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio programme on Monday, October 16 where the issue was raised about the field not being fully ready for use.

Hon. Myron Walwyn, Education and Culture Minister with responsibility for sports, said the project was put into various phases.

"What we did in this years budget was essentially phase one...$500,000 was allocated for phase one and we have essentially completed phase one. There is a second phase that will have to go through hopefully we will have the monies allocated in the next budget. But the field has been closed for far too long. This is five years now, and we have been able to get it to the point now where we believe that the community can begin to use it. As you see the basketball court is already done, baseball and softball on the field, the cricket pitch will be ready...We are ready to open," he stated.

In June at a signing ceremony, the five contractors who were awarded petty contracts for works to restart on the Greenland Field were told with no uncertain terms that they have to move expeditiously with the project.

At that event, one contract was signed with Cliff Williams in the amount of $34, 605.96 to supply and install an all-weather outdoor basketball court. Another contract was signed with Jerome Lettsome in the amount of $40,172.96 to construct and erect concrete block walls. Nathaniel Penn whose contract is in the amount of $30,514.22 will purchase and install four additional steel-based light poles for the softball field and basketball court.

A contract was also signed with Arona George-DeWindt in the amount of $27,282.20 to prepare for the installation of sod for the Greenland playing field, while Alexander Thomas will be constructing and erecting fencing works and supply and install panel back stop for the softball field in the amount of $68,756.02.



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Nacional Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 7-1 
 2. Sagrados 6-2 
 3. Los Leones 5-3 
 4. Providencia 3-2 
 5. Puente Alto 1-5 
 6. Stadio Italiano 0-7 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 6-1 
 2. Dep.Castro 5-2 
 3. AB Ancud 4-3 
 4. Osorno Basq. 3-3 
 5. Las Animas 1-5 
 6. Dep.Valdivia 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 9: Las Animas - Dep.Valdivia
Nov. 9: Dep.Espanol - Osorno Basq.
Nov. 9: Dep.Castro - AB Ancud
Nov. 10: Stadio Italiano - Puente Alto
Nov. 10: Sagrados - Providencia
Nov. 10: Boston Coll. - Los Leones

Round 10

Nov. 9: Stadio Italiano - Providencia


Standings - LIBSUR

DIMAYOR Regular Season Standings
 1. San Fernando 9-1 
 2. Liceo Mixto 8-2 
 3. U.Concepcion 7-3 
 4. U.Catolica 5-5 
 5. Duoc 5-5 
 6. San Luis 3-7 
 7. I.P. Virginio 2-8 
 8. Quilicura 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 11

Oct. 27: Liceo Mixto - Duoc
Oct. 27: San Luis - U.Catolica
Oct. 27: U.Concepcion - Quilicura
Oct. 27: I.P. Virginio - San Fernando



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  EL SALVADOR   


San Marcos keeps the top, Roll Royce defeats Chaleco - by Jaime Arevalo

In the last round of First Div games, Roll Royce prevailed over Chaleco, 79-78 at the end of a close and very battled game. With 26 points, Leonardo Hernandez (G-94) was the game top scorer, follwed by Kevin Gutierrez with 17 and Carlos Hernandez with 12 at the winning side. Mario Flamenco led Chaleco with 21 pts, Alex Burgos added 16.
In another game of the same day, San Marcos defeatted UTEC, 85-75 in the showdown between the two best clubs of the moment. Another time more, Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) showed all his class, leadingthe way in San Marcos with 23 pts. Fabio Molina (195-G/F-81) added 16 pts and Jose Antonio Orellana (189-F-87) 15. David Johnson (193-F-85, college: SE Missouri St.) was the best in UTEC, followed by Jorge Loucel (186-F-90) at 15



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 25: Fener.Ulker - Real Madrid 75-83
Oct. 26: Cantu - Khimky
Oct. 26: Union Olimpija - Panathinaikos

B

Oct. 25: Asseco Prok. - ALBA 77-66
Oct. 25: Chalon - Maccabi T-A 61-90
Oct. 26: Unicaja - Montepaschi

C

Oct. 25: EA7 Armani - Caja Laboral 85-95
Oct. 25: Olympiacos - Zalgiris 61-79
Oct. 26: Anadolu Efes - Cedevita

D

Oct. 25: CSKA - Brose Baskets 76-67
Oct. 25: FCB Regal - Besiktas 72-60
Oct. 25: Lietuvos rytas - Partizan 69-61


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jordan FARMAR
  Anadolu .
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Farmar, Anadolu22.0 
 2. Schortsaniti., Pan.21.0 
 3. Weems, CSKA20.3 
 4. Jerrells, Besiktas20.0 
 5. Fernandez, Real M.19.0 
 6. Bourousis, EA7 A.18.7 
 7. Gelabale, Cedevita18.0 
 8. Nachbar, Brose B.17.3 
 9. Wood, ALBA17.3 
 10. McCalebb, Fener.U.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Union O.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Baynes, Union O.12.0 
 2. Kasun, Montepaschi9.0 
 3. Williams, Chalon8.7 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.7 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos7.7 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi7.7 
 7. Khryapa, CSKA7.7 
 8. Slaughter, Real M.7.5 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu7.0 
 10. Jean-B., Chalon6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Asseco P.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Blassingame, Assec.9.3 
 2. Planinic, Khimky7.5 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.6.5 
 4. Cook, EA7 Armani6.0 
 5. Farmar, Anadolu5.5 
 6. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.3 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 8. Koszarek, Asseco4.7 
 9. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.4.5 
 10. Green, Cedevita4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus SLAUGHTER
  Real M.
  (204-C/F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Slaughter, Real M.3.0 
 2. Hickman, Maccabi2.7 
 3. Green, Cedevita2.5 
 4. Jaaber, Zalgiris2.5 
 5. Gordon, Anadolu2.5 
 6. Draper, Real M.2.5 
 7. Erceg, CSKA2.0 
 8. Schilb, Chalon2.0 
 9. Teodosic, CSKA2.0 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  Unicaja
  (211-C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Zoric, Unicaja2.5 
 2. Krstic, CSKA2.0 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Falker, Besiktas1.7 
 5. Savas, Fener.Ulker1.5 
 6. Cusin, Cantu1.5 
 7. Loncar, Khimky1.5 
 8. Kasun, Montepaschi1.5 
 9. Tomic, FCB Regal1.3 
 10. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 


Week 3 Euroleague Results: Real Madrid win against FBU - by Ermay Duran

Real Madrid won their third week Euroleague game against Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul with an 8 point difference. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul trailed by seven points at the end of the first quarter against Real Madrid. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul was up by two points at half time yet trailed once again in the third quarter with a three point difference once again. The game ended with a 83 - 75 score for Real Madrid. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) was top scorer on the Real Madrid side while the injured Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85, college: New Orleans) scored 17 points for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. The winning factor that was on the side of Real Madrid was the rebounds collected both on offense (14.5 avarage) and defense (20.5 avarage) throughout the game.


Jerrells is expected to play against Barcelona - by Ermay Duran

Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) PG for Besiktas Istanbul , originally from Austin, TX. Jerrells, had sustained an injury in during a game last week was present at shooting practice and is reported to play against Barcelona this evening. Jerrells, whom avaraged 28:26 minutes in two Euroleague games, has a socring average of 21 points and 2.5 assists. More known for his slashing ability Jerrells is a valuable piece for the team in terms of spreading the floor and playing in open court situations.


Jerrells is expected to play against Barcelona - by Ermay Duran

Cutis Jerrells PG for BJK, stands at 6'1'' and is originally from Austin, TX. He had sustained an injury in during a game was present at shooting practice and is reported to play against Barcelona this evening. Jerrells whom avaraged 28:26 minutes in two Euroleague games, has a socring average of 21 points and 2.5 assists. More known for his slashing ability Jerrells is a valuable piece for the team in terms of spreading the floor and playing in open court situations.


Joey Dorsey set to leave Olympiakos - by Eurobasket News

Joey Dorsey (206-C/F-83, college: Memphis) is set to leave Olympiakos. The centre has reportedly agreed on terms of contract termination with the team. Joey Dorsey is looking to take a fresh start in the NBA. The centre joined Olympiakos in January 2012. He notched 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in A1 League last season. In EuroLeague his stats read 5.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per appearance. Joey Dorsey became the Euroleague winner with the Piraeus team. The centre averaged 3.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per A1 League game in the current season. He also delivered 3.3 points and 4.3 boards in EuroLeague. Joey Dorsey previously had stints with the Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Toronto Raptors and Caja Laboral.


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EuroLeague: Maccabi T-A keep the perfect record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Chalon - Maccabi T-A 61:90

Maccabi T-A keep the perfect record in Group B of the EuroLeague. The Israeli team remained undefeated after an easy 90:61 win over Chalon. The French side fell at 1-2 record.
Maccabi T-A did not waste time and started with 24-12 in the first period. They erupted with 29-16 in the second frame and led 53:28 at the halftime. Chalon played better in the second half but lost also two quarters. The visitors needed 24-21 and 13-12 respectively in the third and the last stanzas to seal the victory.
David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) delivered 15. Lior Eliyahu (204-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) notched 14, while Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) and Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) nailed 11 each. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) and Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) finished the game with 12 points in the losing effort. Nicolas Lang (196-G-90, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 9 and Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St.) added 8.

Chalon: Brion Rush 12, Shelden Williams 12, Nicolas Lang 9, Ilian Evtimov 8
Maccabi T-A: David Logan 17, Shawn James 15, Lior Eliyahu 14, Devin Smith 11, Guy Pnini 11



Nanterre adds Meacham to their roster - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Trenton Meacham (188-85, college: Illinois). Meacham played last season at Paris-Levallois (ProA). In 32 ProA games last year he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.0spg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Big Ten in 2009, while he was playing for the University of Illinois.
Meacham was also selected to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Wels) and Germany (BG Goettingen).
Meacham attended University of Illinois until 2009 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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MZT Skopje confirm Ales Pipan - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 53-year old Slovenian ex-national team coach assistant Ales Pipan (agency: Global Sports Plaza) as their new head coach. Pipan moved there from KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league where he started the season. 
Pipan was also involved in Slovenian international program for some years. He coached Slovenian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2003 and previously U22 National Team between 1998 and 2003. Pipan coached Slovenian National Team at the European Championships in Lithuania last year.
He has coached previously in Poland (Anwil) and Slovenia (Krka, Geoplin Slovan, Maribor Messer and Zlatorog).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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EuroLeague: Jerel Blassingame leads Asseco Prokom past ALBA - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Prokom - ALBA 77:66

Asseco Prokom celebrated the first Euroleague victory this season. They knocked down ALBA in Gdynia tonight. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) was pivotal with 16 points and 10 assists for the hosts. ALBA fell at 2-1 record after the defeat.
ALBA surged ahead early in the encounter. The German team accounted for an 18:14 lead at the first break. Asseco Prokom slowed the visitors down in the second period. The Polish side limited their opponents to 11 points to take a 32:29 halftime advantage. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third quarter. The hosts managed to secure a single-point lead entering in the fourth period. Asseco Prokom unloaded 26 points in the final stanza and escaped with an important win at the end. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) provided 12 points each for the winners. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) answered with 18 points for ALBA. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) had 13 points in the loss.

Asseco Prokom: Jerel Blassingame 16, Mateusz Ponitka 12, Lukasz Koszarek 12
ALBA: DaShaun Wood 18, Zach Morley 13



EuroLeague: CSKA edge Brose Baskets in Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Brose Baskets 76:67

CSKA Moscow claimed the third straight win in Euroleague Group D. The Russian champions fired past Brose Baskets in Moscow. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored 17 points to lead the hosts. Bamberg fell at 0-3 record after the defeat.
CSKA exploded with 25 points in the first term to gain a 5-point lead. Brose Baskets however responded with an aggressive defence in the second quarter. They narrowed the gap at a single point at halftime 36:35. The German team surged ahead in the third quarter. Brose Baskets piled up a 53:51 lead with ten minutes remaining in regulation. The visitors were still up 63:61 midway through the final frame. However CSKA triggered a 13:0 run late in regulation and escaped with a hard-fought win at the end. Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) contributed 13 points each for CSKA. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) responded with 21 points for Bamberg. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) had 16 points in the loss.

CSKA: Sonny Weems 17, Vladimir Micov 13, Nenad Krstic 13
Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 21, Teddy Gipson 16



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Joey Dorsey set to leave Olympiakos - by Eurobasket News

Joey Dorsey (206-C/F-83, college: Memphis) is set to leave Olympiakos. The centre has reportedly agreed on terms of contract termination with the team. Joey Dorsey is looking to take a fresh start in the NBA. The centre joined Olympiakos in January 2012. He notched 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in A1 League last season. In EuroLeague his stats read 5.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per appearance. Joey Dorsey became the Euroleague winner with the Piraeus team. The centre averaged 3.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per A1 League game in the current season. He also delivered 3.3 points and 4.3 boards in EuroLeague. Joey Dorsey previously had stints with the Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Toronto Raptors and Caja Laboral.


EuroLeague: Zalgiris rally past Olympiakos in Piraeus - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Zalgiris 61:79

Zalgiris celebrated the third straight win in EuroLeague Group C. The Lithuanian powerhouse stunned Olympiakos at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus tonight. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) nailed 16 points to lead the visitors. Olympiakos fell at 1-2 record after the defeat.
Olympiakos showed their ambitions early in the game. They gave a warm welcome to the Kaunas team and ensured a 17:14 lead after ten minutes. Olympiakos maintained the lead throughout the second frame. The hosts piled up a 39:33 halftime advantage. But Zalgiris turned things around in the third term. The visitors went on a stunning 26:10 run in the quarter to leave the Reds bedazzled. Zalgiris entered the fourth frame up by 10 points and never looked back en route to a comprehensive victory. Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) nailed 10 points, while Ibrahim Jaaber (187-PG-84, college: Pennsylvania) and Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 9 points each for the winners. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) had 12 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Kyle Hines 15, Georgios Printezis 12
Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 16, Oliver Lafayette 10, Ibrahim Jaaber 9, Darjus Lavrinovic 9



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 25: Amsterdam - Zwolle 71-83 OT
Oct. 25: Groningen - Leiden 69-67
Oct. 24: M.Magixx - Den Bosch 68-77
Oct. 27: Rotterdam - Leiden
Oct. 27: Weert - Amsterdam
Oct. 28: M.Magixx - Groningen
Oct. 28: Zwolle - Leeuwarden


Conger, Kloof Selected to Preseason All-Big Four Basketball Teams - by Fred Roggen

St. Bonaventure's Demitrius Conger (198-F-90) and Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) have been named to the 2012-13 Preseason All-Big Four Basketball Teams, which were unveiled Thursday at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

Conger, a senior forward, was selected to the First Team, while Kloof, a junior guard, was a Second Team selection. The two five-man teams were voted on by media and athletic communication staffs that cover St. Bonaventure, the University at Buffalo, Canisius College and Niagara.

Conger and Kloof were key figures in the Bonnies' run to the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2000. The duo also helped SBU sweep three games against Big Four rivals Buffalo, Canisius and Niagara last season.

Conger, who was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team last year, is St. Bonaventure's leading returning scorer and rebounder after averaging 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 2011-12. With 792 points and 439 rebounds heading into the 2012-13 season, the Brooklyn N.Y., native is in position to become the 23rd player in program history to collect 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

Kloof, who averaged 6.4 points and 2.7 assists in 2011-12, solidified the Bonnies' point guard position over the course of his first year at SBU and is poised to build on the numbers he put up during the team's late-season surge. The native of Suriname averaged nearly 10 points and more than four assists per game over the Bonnies' final eight contests, including a career-best seven assists in a narrow loss to Florida State in the NCAA Tournament.

In addition to Conger, the All-Big Four First Team includes Niagara teammates Juan'ya Green and Antione Mason, Canisius' Harold Washington and Buffalo's Javon McCrea, who was named Preseason Player of the Year.

The Second Team is made up of Kloof, Canisius teammates Billy Baron and Alshwan Hymes, and UB's Jarod Oldham and Will Regan.

The Bonnies begin the 2012-13 season by hosting Division II Mansfield in an exhibition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, before opening the regular season at home against Bethune-Cookman at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. As part of the opener against Bethune-Cookman, the 2011-12 NCAA Tournament and Atlantic 10 championship banners will be raised to the Reilly Center rafters.

Game tickets may be purchased online through tickets.com or by calling 888-223-6000. They may also be bought by contacting the SBU Ticket Office at 716-375-2500, by email at tickets@sbu.edu or in person at the Ticket Office, located inside the Reilly Center across from the Bookstore.

2012-13 Preseason All-Big Four Men's Basketball Teams:

First Team
Demitrius Conger (198-F-90), St. Bonaventure (12.1 ppg., 6.2 rpg.)
Juan'ya Green, Niagara (17.7 ppg., 4.5 apg.)
Antoine Mason, Niagara (15.1 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)
Javon McCrea, Buffalo (14.7 ppg., 6.9 rpg.) Preseason All-Big Four Player of the Year
Harold Washington, Canisius (17.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg.)

Second Team
Billy Baron, Canisius (13.0 ppg., 4.4 rpg. at Rhode Island)
Alshwan Hymes, Canisius (15.4 ppg., 3.2 rpg.)
CCharlon Kloof, St. Bonaventure (6.4 ppg., 2.7 apg.)
Jarod Oldham, Buffalo (4.7 ppg., 5.9 apg.)
Will Regan, Buffalo (1.3 ppg., 0.9 rpg. at Virginia in 2010-11)

Courtesy of gobonnies.sbu.edu



Dutch International, Smulders Ewe Basket Loses to Eisbaren Bremerhaven - by Ermay Duran

Dutch International, Robin Smeulders (207-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland), playing for the German club EWE Baskets Oldenburg could not get a win against the stronger Eisbaeren Bremerhaven at a home game. Smeulders who was not even on the court for 20 minutes managed to score 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had 1 block during his time on the court. Oldenburg came close to a tie at the end of the game yet missed the last shot resulting with a 72 -75 score.
With 6 games played in the Beko Basketball (German) league, EWE Basket have 4 wins and 2 loses under their belts placing them in third place.



A tragic loss for BC Apollo against Landstede - by Ermay Duran

BC Apollo Amsterdam played a close game that saw the end of regular time at 66 - 66 with a critical three point shot by Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82, agency: Court Side). However, Landstede Basketbal Zwolle walked over BC Apollo Amsterdam in OT with a 71 - 83 win and 14 to 2 run. BC Apollo Amsterdam did not stand a chance to win the game. With 4 games played in the Eredivise till now, BC Apollo Amsterdam still have not been able to clinch a win placing them at 9th place. Landstede Basketbal Zwolle have 2 wins and 2 losses till now and are 7th in the competition that is proving to be tough.


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Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 25: PVSK Pannon - Kaposvari 56-79
Oct. 25: Falco-Szova - Atomeromu 106-77
Oct. 26: Szedeak - Jaszberenyi
Oct. 26: Albacomp - Kormend
Oct. 27: FS Debrecen - Soproni
Oct. 27: Marso NYKK - ZTE KK

Round 2

Oct. 31: Soproni - Albacomp


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zvonko BULJAN
  Kormend
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Buljan, Kormend24.7 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.23.3 
 3. Spica, Kaposvari21.0 
 4. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.5 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 6. Williams, Atomeromu19.8 
 7. Fey, Falco-Szova19.4 
 8. Swanston, Kapos.19.2 
 9. Berkis, Marso N.18.8 
 10. Barovic, Soproni18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen13.5 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.11.0 
 3. Barovic, Soproni10.7 
 4. Toth, PVSK P.9.2 
 5. Davis, Marso N.9.0 
 6. Nelson, Marso N.8.7 
 7. Dukic, Szedeak8.5 
 8. Markovic, Jaszbere.8.5 
 9. Fey, Falco-Szova8.4 
 10. Spica, Kaposvari8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Moore, Albacomp7.3 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.7.0 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 4. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.8 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari5.8 
 6. Thomas, Soproni5.7 
 7. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.5 
 8. Wood, Albacomp5.3 
 9. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 10. Gilchrist, Szedeak4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Moore, Albacomp2.7 
 2. Rujak, Kormend2.5 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari2.4 
 4. Gaspar, ZTE K.2.3 
 5. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.3 
 6. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 8. Spica, Kaposvari2.2 
 9. Fekete, FS Debrec.2.0 
 10. Legion, PVSK P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen1.8 
 2. Davis, Marso N.1.5 
 3. Lekli, Albacomp1.0 
 4. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.0 
 6. Boldizsar, Marso N.1.0 
 7. Hudson, ZTE K.0.8 
 8. Idlet, Atomeromu0.8 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu0.8 
 10. Kovacs, ZTE K.0.8 



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Cunningham has eyes set on NBA D-League - by Kip Leonetti

International Basketball League All-Star forward Jared Cunningham (6'9''-F-89, college: Cumberlands) has signed a contract with the NBA Development League for the 2012-13 season, but he will need to wait a bit longer to find out exactly where he will end up.

With his newly-signed contract, Cunningham could land on a D-League team roster two different ways. After participating in tryouts for several teams, Cunningham could be protected by any of the teams he tried out for as a local player. Each D-League team is allowed to protect a maximum of five local players prior to the league draft, which will take place on November 2.

If Cunningham is not designated as a protected player, he would be entered into the D-League draft and would be eligible for selection by any team. D-League teams must submit their protected players list by October 31 in advance of the draft.

Wherever Cunningham ends up, it will be another step in an interesting career that has taken the talented forward to all parts of the country.

A McDonald's All-American nominee in high school in Oregon, Cunningham headed east and played two seasons of junior college basketball at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Following his junior college experience, he transferred to Cleveland State University for one season before finishing out his collegiate career in Kentucky at the University of the Cumberlands, where he led his team in scoring with 17.7 points per game and earned first-team all-Mid South Conference honors.

Cunningham's circuitous route around the basketball world continued into the professional ranks, as he had a short stint with the National Basketball League of Canada's Moncton Miracles before heading overseas to suit up for the Hanau White Wings in Germanys ProB league.

Where some players may have lost focus from the frequent changes of scenery, it was never an issue for Cunningham.

"I have moved around a lot and played for many different teams, but I believe it made me the person I am today," explained Cunningham. "I honestly believe that everything happens for a reason. This is my path and I am going to continue to do what I do until I make it."

Cunningham was able to find stability this spring, returning home to Oregon to play for the Portland Chinooks. Averaging 20.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, he helped lead the Chinooks to ten straight wins late in the season before eventually falling to the Bellingham Slam in the IBL Championship game.

Despite the setback in title game, Cunningham enjoyed a season of strong contribution, suiting up in all 20 games for the Chinooks and finishing 11th in the IBL in scoring and ninth in rebounding. The owner of the Chinooks agrees on Cunninghams contributions and being noticed.

"Cunningham was a key ingredient in the recipe for success that the Chinooks enjoyed last season," explained Team Owner Terry Emmert. "He displays the traits of a professional, both on and off the court. His unwavering willingness to work hard combined with his outstanding attitude virtually guarantee his success at whatever endeavors he chooses to pursue."

"I definitely enjoyed my first season in the IBL this year," Cunningham reflected. "It was a good opportunity to stay in shape and play ball close to home. It was perfect because my family and friends could come watch me play. Some of them haven't seen me play in years -- that was a highlight for me."

Cunningham's work during the 2012 season was rewarded with a Second-Team League All-Star selection in the IBL, and he joined other IBL All-Stars at the Southern California Summer Pro League in July. While participating in the SPL, Cunningham received a First-Team SPL All-Star selection and was invited to workouts with the D-Leagues Bakersfield Jam and Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Cunningham will learn more about his future as D-League teams submit their protected player lists and the league holds its annual player draft. Follow the D-League draft as it happens on November 2 at 4 p.m. PT on the leagues website at www.nba.com/dleague.



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Standings - Iceland Express League

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 25: Stjarnan - Thor Thorl 77-62
Oct. 25: Fjolnir - Tindastoll 75-72
Oct. 25: KR - Snaefell 63-104
Oct. 25: Grindavik - Njardvik 107-81
Oct. 26: KFI - Keflavik
Oct. 26: Skallagrimur - IR


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Marvin VALDIMARSSON
  Stjar.
  (198-G/F-81)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Valdimarsson, Stja.28.7 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan26.7 
 3. Smith, Thor Thorl25.3 
 4. Broussard, Grind.24.8 
 5. Palm, IR24.7 
 6. Vilbergsson, Skall.23.7 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.23.5 
 8. Belin, Njardvik22.0 
 9. Medlock, Skallagri.21.3 
 10. McQueen, Snaefell20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Van, Njardvik17.0 
 2. Diggs, Thor Thorl12.3 
 3. Miller-W., KFI11.0 
 4. Valentine, Tindast.10.3 
 5. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir9.7 
 6. Helgason, Stjarnan9.3 
 7. Flake, Thor Thorl9.0 
 8. Magnusson, KR8.7 
 9. Craion, Keflavik8.3 
 10. Viggosson, Tindas.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.0 
 2. Williams, IR7.7 
 3. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.8 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan6.7 
 5. Smith, Thor Thorl6.3 
 6. Miles, Tindastoll6.0 
 7. Ragnarsson, Thor T.4.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.4.5 
 9. Lewis, Keflavik4.3 
 10. Fridriksson, Njar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Benjamin SMITH
  Thor Thorl
  (178-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Thor Thorl3.0 
 2. Broussard, Grind.2.8 
 3. Hilmarsson, Thor T.2.7 
 4. Jonsson, Thor Thorl2.3 
 5. Thomas, KR2.3 
 6. Palm, IR2.3 
 7. Viggosson, Tindast.2.3 
 8. Miles, Tindastoll2.0 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.2.0 
 10. Stefansson, Njard.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. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.3 
 5. Hreinsson, Tindast.1.0 
 6. Valdimarsson, Stja.1.0 
 7. Van, Njardvik1.0 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Gri.0.8 
 10. Fridriksson, IR0.7 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Valur 3-0 
 2. Hamar 2-0 
 3. Hottur 2-1 
 4. Augnablik 1-1 
 5. Haukar 1-1 
 6. Thor AK 1-1 
 7. Breidablik 1-1 
 8. FSU 0-2 
 9. IA 0-2 
 10. Reynir S. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 25: Hottur - Valur 61-71
Oct. 26: Reynir S. - Hamar
Oct. 26: FSU - IA
Oct. 26: Haukar - Thor AK
Oct. 26: Breidablik - Augnablik


Fjolnir tops Tindastoll with a buzzer - by Snorri Arnaldsson

Fjolnir Reykjavik managed to squek past U.M.F. Tindastoll with a buzzer beater 75-72. U.M.F. Tindastoll had lead throughout the game, but Fjolnir Reykjavik managed to get back into the game and got the lead, 72-71 with only 3.3 seconds left. U.M.F. Tindastoll managed to get to the foul line with 1.1 seconds left, but could only hit one free throw to tie the game 72-72. With only 1.1 second left, Fjolnir Reykjavik used their last timeout to set up a play, and it worked to perfection with Tomas Tomasson (193-F-91, college: Newberry) nailing a 3 pointer at the buzzer.

After the win, Fjolnir occupies the top spot along with Grindavik, Snaefell and Stjarnan.




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

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

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 victory over the ninth-ranked KFUM Jamtland (2-4) crushing them 106-78 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. Sigurdarson was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points in 22 minutes on the court. Sundsvall Dragons (4-2) is placed fourth in the Basketligan. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Sigurdarson's fourth year with the team. Sigurdarson belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5 with 18.8ppg. He also averaged so far 2.2rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 54.3%(19-35) and FT: 93.8%(15-16) in the five 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, who plays in the Swedish Basketligan. He could not help Sundsvall Dragons (4-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Baeringsson's good performance Sundsvall Dragons was edged 105-102 on the road by the leading Boras Basket. He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 13 rebounds. Baeringsson also added 4 assists. Baeringsson belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.7ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 58.0%(29-50), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 77.3%. Baeringsson played for the Icelandic national team in 2012.

Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden). He was the main contributor in a Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against the league leader Boras Basket (5-1) 96-79 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. Ermolinskij was the best player in that game. He scored 18 points, had 8 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Norrkoping Dolphins (4-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Ermolinskij's first year with the team. Ermolinskij has relatively good stats this season: 12.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 52.4%(11-21) and FT: 83.3% in the six games. He played for the Icelandic national team years ago.

Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
   #4. Point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL was not able to help Mitteldeutscher BC (1-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Vilhjalmsson's good performance the bottom-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC was defeated 85-73 in Bamberg by the much higher-ranked Brose Baskets (#4). He scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Vilhjalmsson averages: 8.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Jon Stefansson
Jon Stefansson
   #5. International guard Jon Stefansson (196-82, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for CAI Zaragoza (2-2) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (2-2) in the Spanish ACB. Stefansson recorded only 4 points in 24 minutes. CAI Zaragoza lost 50-65 at home to the higher-ranked (#8) Regal FC Barcelona. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Stefansson averages just 7.3ppg in the four games. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #6. Small forward Axel Karason (194-83, currently plays in Denmark), who plays in the Danish Ligaen couldn't help Vaerlose (2-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Karason's very good performance Vaerlose was defeated 75-70 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Naestved (#5). He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Karason also added 4 rebounds. . Karason's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.3apg. 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), who plays in the Danish Ligaen couldn't help Aarhus BC (3-4) in their last game. Despite Jonsson's good performance Aarhus BC was crushed 105-77 in a derby game by the leading Bakken. He recorded 10 points and added 7 assists in 29 minutes. . This year Jonsson's overall stats are: 7.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 7.5apg in the four games. He used to play for the Icelandic national team six years ago.

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #8. Small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa (0-4) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (2-2) in the Spanish ACB. Palsson cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. Assignia Manresa was edged 83-81 in Valladolid by the higher-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#9). So far Assignia Manresa lost all four games in the Regular Season. . Palsson's total stats this season are: 1.3ppg and 2.3rpg. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Logi Gunnarsson
Logi Gunnarsson
   #9. International shooting guard Logi Gunnarsson (192-81, currently plays in France) couldn't help Angers BC 49 (2-2) in their game against Sorgues (1-4) in the French NM1 (third division). Gunnarsson scored 5 points and added 3 assists in 27 minutes. Angers BC 49 was edged 92-90 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked (#15) Sorgues. . This year Gunnarsson has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.7apg in the three games. He used to play for the Icelandic national team earlier this year.

Gudni Valentinusson
Gudni Valentinusson
   #10. 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 couldn't help Aarhus BC (3-4) in their game against Bakken (7-0). He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. Valentinusson recorded only 2 points. Aarhus BC was crushed 105-77 in a derby game by the leading Bakken. Valentinusson's total stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 2.0rpg. He is a former U20 international player as seven years ago he still played for the Icelandic national team.



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Colin O'Reilly's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Irish playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post, currently plays in United Kingdom). He led Plymouth Raiders to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Cheshire Jets (1-3) 100-84 in the British BBL last Friday. O'Reilly recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 5 assists. UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders (3-0) is placed fourth in the BBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's O'Reilly's first year with the team. O'Reilly has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 64.5%(20-31), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 90.9%. O'Reilly played for the Irish senior national team three years ago.

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Greece). He led PAOK to a victory over the 11th-ranked Ikaros (1-1) crushing them 71-48 in the Greek A1 on Sunday night. McGrath was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes. PAOK Thessaloniki (1-1) is placed fourth in the A1. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's McGrath's first year with the team. McGrath has relatively good stats this season: 12.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 3FGP: 27.3% in the two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite McGrath played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Irish national team in 2008. Strangely McGrath has never played in Ireland.

Conor Grace
Conor Grace
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan. Grace could not help Eco Orebro (1-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Eco Orebro lost 87-98 on the road to the higher-ranked (#8) LF Basket. Grace was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. . This year Grace's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.4%, 3FGP: 26.7% in the six games. He played for the Irish national team three years ago.

Bryan Mullins
Bryan Mullins
   #4. Point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois, currently plays in France) contributed to an overtime Chalons-Reims' victory against the 14th-ranked SPO Rouen (2-3) 78-71 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Mullins scored 7 points. Chalons-Reims (3-2) is placed eighth in the ProB. . Mullins' total stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Mullins played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Irish national team roster. Apparently Mullins has never played in Ireland.

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

   #1. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Blusens Monbus (3-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Blusens Monbus lost 64-68 on the road to the second-ranked Valencia Basket. Kendall was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 35 minutes. It was Blusens Monbus' first loss after three consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Kendall is currently second on the list of top scorers with 17.8ppg. He also averaged so far 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg in the four 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.

   #2. Will Hanley (200-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in an Oviedo CB's victory against the league outsider Prat Juventud (0-2) 79-64 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. Hanley also added and 3 steals. It was his first game for Oviedo CB this season; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. His team is placed fourth in the LEB Silver. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Hanley's first year with the team. Hanley is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Experienced Tony McCrory (199-G/F-77, college: Simon Fraser, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA was not able to help Starwings (0-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Starwings lost 77-89 in Nyon to the higher-ranked (#7) BBC Nyon. McCrory scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. So far Starwings lost all three games in the Regular Season. . McCrory is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Starwings' roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg in the three games. McCrory has also Canadian passport.

   #4. Owen McNally (203-F-87, college: Spring Hill, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Glasgow Rocks (1-3) in their game against Surrey Heat (5-1) in the British BBL. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Glasgow Rocks was defeated 84-78 in Guildford by the higher-ranked Surrey Heat (#3). . McNally belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #4. His total stats this season are: 4.0ppg and 5.0rpg. McNally is a naturalized American.

   #5. Yaniv Strauss (190-F-92, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Kazrin/Galil in a victory against the 11th-ranked Kiryat Tivon (0-2) crushing them 106-75 in the Israeli National League (second division) on Tuesday night. He scored only 4 points in 29 minutes. Kazrin/Galil (2-0) is placed second in the National League. . It's Strauss' first season with the team. This year Strauss averages just 2.0ppg in the two games.



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Ramone Moore is a newcomer at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, ex Angelico BI - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Ramone Moore (193-86kg-89, college: Temple). Moore just played at Angelico Biella in Italian SerieA. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in four games played in SeriaA. 
His team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season while he played for the Temple University. Moore was also voted to All-Atlantic 10 1st Team in his college time.
He graduated from Temple University in 2012 and it will be his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Gilboa/Galil signed shooting guard Jamar Smith - by Idan Seggev

Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa announced today that the 25-years-old shooting guard, Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana), signed with the team and will join very soon. Smith just got cut from Boston Celtics 10 days ago and Galil Gilboa, who started the season very bad, jumped on the wagon and signed him. Smith started his way at Illinois college and after two years he moved to Southern Indiana college. In 2010 he played in the D-League and one year later moved to play in the Venezuelan league. Last year he played at Czech club, Prostejov, where he scored 14.9 pts + 1.4 ast per game. He was very impressive during summer league with 9.2 pts per game and signed an unpromised contract with the Celtics but couldn't make it into Doc Rivers's squad. In Galil Gilboa he will join to his best friend, Kenny Hayes (188-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Miami, OH).


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

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

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Italy). He led Cantu to a victory against the 11th-ranked Enel Brindisi (1-3) 84-80 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Tyus recorded 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 24 minutes on the court. Chebolletta Cantu (3-1) is placed third in the SerieA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Tyus' first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 12.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 87.5%(21-24) and FT: 57.1% in the four games he played so far. Tyus is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Tyus played also for the Israeli national team in 2012. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Yotam Halperin
Yotam Halperin
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Yotam Halperin (193-84, currently plays in Germany). He contributed to a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the 12th-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (2-3) 81-69 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Halperin scored 10 points, made 5 passes and 5 steals. FC Bayern Muenchen (3-2) is placed seventh in the BBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Halperin is currently third on the list of most steals. This season he averages: 7.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 75.0%, 3FGP: 30.8%. Halperin played for the Israeli national team in 2012.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Robert Rothbart (217-86, currently plays in Poland). He was the major contributor in a Start Gdynia's victory against the closely-ranked AZS Koszalin (2-2) 83-73 in the Polish TBL last Saturday. Rothbart had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. KS Start Gdynia (1-3) is placed tenth in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. . It's Rothbart's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 41.2% and FT: 83.3% in the three games. Rothbart has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli. Despite he played previously for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, Rothbart played also for the Israeli national team in 2012.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #4. Point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Russian team Triumph Lyubertsy win their game against the eighth-ranked CEZ Nymburk (1-2) crushing them 89-52 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. He scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Triumph Lyubertsy (1-2) is placed sixth in group B. . Naimy is currently sixth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Naimy averages: 15.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 5.3apg. He used to play for the Israeli national team earlier this year.

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

   #1. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) led Finke Baskets to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Science City Jena (1-4) 98-92 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Aud recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and making 12 passes. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Finke Baskets Paderborn (3-2) is placed eighth in the ProA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Aud is the league's best passer. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Aud averages: 15.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 8.8apg and 2.2spg. He has also German citizenship. Worth to mention Aud played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #2. Jason Thomas (191-G-82, college: American, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a 3-point Boras Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Sundsvall Dragons (4-2) 105-102 in the Swedish Basketligan on Thursday night. Thomas scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 31 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Boras Basket (5-1) is placed first in the Basketligan. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Thomas has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg in the six games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.

   #3. Haran Shifman (183-G-84, currently plays in Poland) managed to help MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemysl in a victory in overtime against the fifth-ranked Stal Ostrow (3-2) 92-80 in the Polish 1Liga (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Polonia this season. His team is placed 12th in the 1Liga. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. . Shifman has also Polish passport. Shifman attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top Israeli players, who play abroad:

Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) plays for Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA
Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) plays for Paris-Levallois in French ProA
Derek Glasser (186-G-87) plays for Kalev/Cramo in Estonian KML
Oded Brandwein (186-G-88) plays for Energa Czarni in Polish TBL
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

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



EuroLeague: Maccabi T-A keep the perfect record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Chalon - Maccabi T-A 61:90

Maccabi T-A keep the perfect record in Group B of the EuroLeague. The Israeli team remained undefeated after an easy 90:61 win over Chalon. The French side fell at 1-2 record.
Maccabi T-A did not waste time and started with 24-12 in the first period. They erupted with 29-16 in the second frame and led 53:28 at the halftime. Chalon played better in the second half but lost also two quarters. The visitors needed 24-21 and 13-12 respectively in the third and the last stanzas to seal the victory.
David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) delivered 15. Lior Eliyahu (204-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) notched 14, while Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) and Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) nailed 11 each. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) and Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) finished the game with 12 points in the losing effort. Nicolas Lang (196-G-90, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 9 and Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St.) added 8.

Chalon: Brion Rush 12, Shelden Williams 12, Nicolas Lang 9, Ilian Evtimov 8
Maccabi T-A: David Logan 17, Shawn James 15, Lior Eliyahu 14, Devin Smith 11, Guy Pnini 11



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  ITALY   


EuroLeague: Caja Laboral down EA7 Armani in Milan - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Armani - Caja Laboral 85:95

Caja Laboral down EA7 Armani in Milan in Day 3 of the EuroLeague. The Spanish side grabbed 95:85 win for the initial success. The Italian team suffered their first lost and dropped at 2-1 record.
EA7 Armani won the first period 19-18 and also led 1 point at the halftime. Both teams scored another 22 points in the third quarter as the hosts remained 1-point advantage after 30 minutes. The last stanza however belonged to the visitors that looked way too better in the court. Due to 30-19 Caja Laboral managed to post the initial victory so far in the group.
Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and San Emeterio Fernando notched 18. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) as well as Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) had 12 each, whilst Carlos Cabezas (186-PG-80) had 11. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) finished the game with 22 points and 11 boards in defeat and Malik Hairston (198-G/F-87, college: Oregon) nailed 19. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) ended up with 13 points and Alessandro Gentile (200-G/F-92) posted 10.

EA7 Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 22+11 rebs, Malik Hairston 19, Keith Langford 13, Alessandro Gentile 10
Caja Laboral: Nemanja Bjelica 20, San Emeterio Fernando 18, Maciej Lampe 12, Andres Nocioni 12, Carlos Cabezas 11



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  IVORY COAST   


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

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Ivorian players, who play currently 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), who plays in the French ProA. He could not help Sluc Nancy (1-2) in their last game. Despite Diabate's very good performance Sluc Nancy lost 61-76 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Chalon/Saor. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Diabate also added 6 assists in 40 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Diabate has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 56.0%(14-25), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 72.7% in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Despite Diabate played previously for the French national team, he played also for the Ivorian national team in 2012.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France). Amagou was the major contributor in a Chorale de Roanne's surprising victory against the fourth-ranked Paris-Levallois (2-1) 74-65 in the French ProA on Friday night. He scored 14 points and added 3 assists in 25 minutes. Chorale de Roanne Basket (1-2) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Amagou has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 44.4% in the three games. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Despite Amagou played previously for the French U20 national team, he played also for the Ivorian national team in 2012.

Errick Craven
Errick Craven
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC, currently plays in France). Craven led Saint Vallier to a 2-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Fos Ouest (1-4) 81-79 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and making the same number of passes. Craven also added 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Saint Vallier Basket Drome (2-3) is placed 12th in the ProB. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Craven is currently first on the list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (first place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 9.6apg, 3.0spg, 2FGP: 51.9%, 3FGP: 11.1%. Craven has both American and Ivorian nationalities. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Craven is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Frejus Zerbo
Frejus Zerbo
   #4. Center Frejus Zerbo (205-89, currently plays in France) managed to help Limoges CSP Elite in a victory against the eighth-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (2-1) 67-55 in the French ProA last Saturday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite (2-1) is placed second in the ProA. . This year Zerbo's overall stats are: 3.3ppg and 4.0rpg in the three games. He also holds two passports: Burkinabe and Ivorian. Zerbo used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Jonathan Kale
Jonathan Kale
   #5. International forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Caceres Basket (1-2) crushing them 91-67 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He scored 9 points. Leyma Basquet Coruna (3-0) is placed second in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Kale has reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg and 6.0rpg. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Despite Kale played previously for the USA national team, he 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 was not able to help Sluc Nancy (1-2) in their game against Chalon/Saor (2-1). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Sluc Nancy lost 61-76 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#5) Chalon/Saor. This year Toure's total stats are: 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in the three games. He is a former international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team two years ago.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #7. International forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Neuchatel (1-2) 60-45 in the Swiss LNA last Sunday. N'Diaye scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. BC Boncourt Red Team (2-1) is placed sixth in the LNA. . This season N'Diaye averages: 8.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.7apg and 2.3spg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team earlier this year.

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 (0-3) in their game against Lleida Basquet (1-2) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Abouo scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Lobe Huesca was defeated 72-58 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Lleida_Basquet (#11). So far Lobe Huesca lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Abouo has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7spg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Issife Soumahoro
Issife Soumahoro
   #9. Former international forward Issife Soumahoro (197-88, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Errick Craven in the French ProB last game. Soumahoro couldn't help Fos Ouest (1-4) in their game against Saint Vallier (2-3). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Soumahoro scored only 2 points in 8 minutes on the court. Fos Ouest was edged 81-79 in Saint Vallier by the higher-ranked (#12) Saint Vallier. . This year Soumahoro averages just 1.0ppg in the five games. He used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Wilfrid Aka
Wilfrid Aka
   #10. An experienced swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79, currently plays in France) contributed to Blois' victory against the 13th-ranked Chartres (1-4) 72-59 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Aka scored only 2 points. ADA Blois Basket (4-0) is placed first in the NM1. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . Aka has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Ivorian senior national team.

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

   #1. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in France) contributed to a Le Mans' victory against the league outsider Entente Orleans 45 (0-3) 71-64 in the French ProA last Saturday. Koffi scored 8 points. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-1) is placed sixth in the ProA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Koffi averages: 8.7ppg and 4.7rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Despite Koffi's Ivorian passport, he previously played for the French national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Ivorian team.

   #2. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) could not help Omegna (1-3) in their last game. Despite Toure's good performance Omegna lost 61-74 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#8) Bologna. He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Toure also added 3 steals in 26 minutes. . Toure has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in the four games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and Italian. Despite Toure's Ivorian nationality, he currently plays for the Italian U20 national team and cannot be called to the Ivorian team.



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

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

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico). He led Pioneros to a victory over the 13th-ranked Guerreros (4-12) 90-83 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Scott was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points and had 4 steals. Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (11-11) is placed fifth in the LNBP. It's Scott's first season with the team. Scott has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.8apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 61.3%(84-137), 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 72.9%. 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 played also for the Jamaican national team in 2012.

Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence, currently plays in Mexico). Efejuku was the major contributor in a Fuerza Regia's victory against the league outsider Osos (2-14) 92-78 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. He scored 25 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (7-8) is placed tenth in the LNBP. Efejuku has very impressive stats this year: 20.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 55.6%(45-81), 3FGP: 34.6% and FT: 84.4% in the seven games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and Jamaican. Despite Efejuku played previously for the Nigerian national team, he played also for the Jamaican national team in 2012.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL. Ewing Jr. could not help Telekom Baskets (2-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Telekom Baskets was defeated 78-67 at home by the higher-ranked Artland Dragons (#6). Ewing Jr. was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. . Ewing Jr. has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 51.9%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Ewing Jr. played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Jamaican national team in 2012.

Ronald Yates
Ronald Yates
   #4. Forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams SAM Massagno (0-3) 96-77 in the Swiss LNA in Sunday night's game. Yates scored 13 points, had 6 boards, passed 4 assists and added 4 steals. Benetton Fribourg Olympic (3-0) is placed first in the LNA. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Yates' overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Yates played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Jamaican national team roster.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #5. Former international center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Aishin Sea Horses (4-2) in their game against Toshiba Thunders (5-1) in the Japanese JBL. Young scored 7 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 24 minutes. Aishin Sea Horses were edged 77-75 on the road by the second-ranked Toshiba Thunders. . This year Young's overall stats are: 8.5ppg and 7.5rpg in the six games. He used to play for the Jamaican national team six years ago.

Courtney Walters
Courtney Walters
   #6. Forward Courtney Walters (208-87, college: Northwood, FL, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to a BBC Nyon's victory against the league outsider Starwings (0-3) 89-77 in the Swiss LNA last Sunday. He scored 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. BBC Nyon (1-2) is placed seventh in the LNA. . Walters' total stats this season are: 6.7ppg and 8.7rpg. He is international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team years ago.

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

   #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 sixth-ranked Hapoel Eilat (1-1) 101-90 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Uter had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 28 minutes. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (2-0) is placed second in the Winner League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Uter belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #2) and also on the list of best rebounders (sixth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Uter averages: 20.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.5apg and 3.0bpg in the two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. Orane Chin (200-F-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 on Thursday night. 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 (7-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Chin has very impressive stats this year: 17.4ppg and 7.4rpg in the seven games.

   #3. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic), who plays in the Czech Republic NBL could not help BK Pardubice (3-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance BK Pardubice was defeated 97-85 on the road by the lower-ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#11). Muirhead recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 12 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Muirhead is currently second on the league's list of best rebounders. This season he has very high stats. Muirhead averages: 15.5ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He has also Canadian passport.

   #4. McHugh Mattis (198-F-84, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division) was not able to help Abejas (9-7) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Mattis' very good performance Abejas was crushed 123-95 in Xalapa by the leading Halcones UV. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 12 rebounds. Mattis also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. Mattis is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Mattis averages: 15.1ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5bpg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a TBB Trier's victory against the 11th-ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-3) 83-78 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Bucknor scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. TBB Trier (3-1) is placed fifth in the BBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Bucknor's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 3.3rpg in the four games. He has a dual citizenship: Jamaican and Canadian. Despite Bucknor's Jamaican passport, he previously played for the Canadian national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Jamaican team.

   #6. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France) helped Le Portel win their game against the closely-ranked Aix-Maurienne 77-66 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Gay scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 34 minutes. Gay has very impressive stats this year: 16.6ppg and 5.6rpg in the five games. He is a naturalized American.

   #7. Hugh Robinson (202-C-83, currently plays in Sweden) helped Brahe Basket edge the seventh-ranked Hoganas 81-79 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Sunday night. Robinson scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 4 blocks. Robinson is currently first on the list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 3.6bpg.

   #8. Geoff McDermott (203-F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Palencia Baloncesto in a victory against the ninth-ranked Planasa NV crushing them 98-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. McDermott scored only 2 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 15 minutes. McDermott is ranked second on the list of the most steals in the league with 2.3spg. He also averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg in the three games. McDermott is a naturalized American.



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Kosova registers two americans - by Dren Shporta

It is firts time in Kosovo Basketball history that all the teams of the league have signed international players. Kosova from Vushtrri that is still fighting for a first win in the Superleague has registered in Federation two american players.

The team coached from a former Kolegji Univers player, Gazmend Merovci, has signed Calvin Lee (203-F, agency: Court Side) and Jeremey Jackson.

Lee is forward player that has played in Towson University basketball team. He is 203 cm high and will for sure help the team that struggles fighting the upper ones in the league.

The other player is also forward player. Jeremey Jackson has played in Southern Main team and is 196 cm high.

Kosova will travel this weekend to Drita. These two teams are the only teams in the Superleague without victories.



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LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 24: Valmiera - Jelgava 85-65
Oct. 25: Barons kvartals - U18 83-57
Oct. 25: Liepaja - LU 68-59
Oct. 26: Turiba - Ventspils


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.17.3 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava16.3 
 3. Peiners, LU15.8 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera15.7 
 5. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.3 
 6. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.0 
 7. Krumins, Valmiera14.0 
 8. Mednis, Jurmala13.8 
 9. Janicenoks, VEF R.13.0 
 10. Aleksejevs, Jekab.12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils10.0 
 2. Berzins, Valmiera8.3 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.3 
 4. Zvigurs, U188.0 
 5. Mednis, Jurmala8.0 
 6. Gulbis, Barons k.7.7 
 7. Dargais, LU7.4 
 8. Veselovs, Valmiera6.7 
 9. Miezis, Barons k.6.3 
 10. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kalvis KRUMINS
  Valmiera
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krumins, Valmiera5.3 
 2. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.0 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera4.0 
 4. Miezis, Barons k.3.7 
 5. Metra, Barons k.3.7 
 6. Peiners, LU3.6 
 7. Daniels, VEF Riga3.3 
 8. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.3 
 9. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.3 
 10. Plavnieks, U183.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Barons k.
  (190-F-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Miezis, Barons k.2.7 
 2. Ezerskis, Liepaja2.7 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.2.3 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Coders, Jurmala2.0 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Metra, Barons k.1.7 
 8. Mizis, Jelgava1.7 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera1.7 
 10. Hill jr., Jekabpi.1.5 
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. Rozitis, Barons k.1.3 
 5. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Gulbis, Barons k.1.0 
 7. Veselovs, Valmiera1.0 
 8. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 9. Pasecniks, U181.0 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.0.8 


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

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

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League). He contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-2) 71-53 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Strelnieks scored 7 points and added 3 assists in 28 minutes on the court. Spartak St.Petersburg (3-0) is placed first in group A. 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 Strelnieks averages: 4.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.7apg in the three games he played so far. He played for the Latvian senior national team years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League). Umbrasko led his Estonian team BC Rakvere to a victory against the second-ranked Barons kvartals (2-2) 87-79 in the Baltic League last Saturday. He scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists. BC Rakvere Tarvas (1-2) is placed fourth in group C. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Umbrasko has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.1% and FT: 83.3%. He played for the Latvian national team in 2008.

Janis Blums
Janis Blums
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Euroleague). Blums contributed to a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the sixth-ranked Partizan (0-3) 69-61 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored 6 points in 22 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (1-2) is placed fourth in group D. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Blums' overall stats are: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.0apg, 3FGP: 26.7% and FT: 75.0% in the three games. He played for the Latvian national team years ago.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #4. Forward Maris Laksa (205-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Juris Umbrasko and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Laksa helped his Estonian team BC Rakvere win their game against the second-ranked Barons kvartals (2-2) 87-79. He scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. This season Laksa has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2003.

Edgars Cunda
Edgars Cunda
   #5. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, also represented by Court Side, currently plays in Estonia) was the major contributor in Valga's victory against the closely-ranked Hito/Johvi (1-2) crushing them 87-65 in the Estonian KML last Tuesday. Cunda scored 14 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 37 minutes. Valga Korvpallikool (3-1) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Cunda is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has very reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 5.8apg and 1.5spg in the four games. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team ten years ago.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #6. Small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Serbia could not help Partizan (0-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance the sixth-placed Partizan was defeated in an overtime 76-71 at home by the second-ranked CSKA Moscow in the group D of Euroleague. Bertans scored 11 points. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Bertans' first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 4.7ppg and 1.3rpg. Bertans is international player as he played for the Latvian senior team years ago.

Raitis Grafs
Raitis Grafs
   #7. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Edgars Cunda and both played together in the last Estonian KML game. Grafs helped Valga win their game against the closely-ranked Hito/Johvi (1-2) crushing them 87-65. He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Grafs' total stats are: 10.0ppg and 5.0rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #8. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the league leader Boras Basket (5-1) 96-79 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. Jeromanovs scored 11 points, had 6 boards, dished 7 assists and stole 4 balls. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Norrkoping Dolphins (4-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . Jeromanovs is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers. This season he has very good stats: 14.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.7spg. Jeromanovs used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #9. International swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Prima Veroli (1-2) in their game against Pall.Trento (1-2) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Despite his good performance in Sunday night's game Jurevicus was the second best scorer with 12 points. . Jurevicus has reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Rihards Kuksiks
Rihards Kuksiks
   #10. Small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Lagun Aro GBC (0-4) in their game against UCAM Murcia (2-2) in the Spanish ACB. Despite his good performance on Sunday night He recorded 11 points. . Kuksiks has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0spg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Latvian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck in a victory against the closely-ranked Telekom Baskets 78-67 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Valters scored only 4 points in 21 minutes. Valters has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg in the five games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Players Group, currently plays in France) couldn't help Saint Chamond in their game against JA Vichy in the French NM1 (third division). Despite his very good performance last Saturday Bankevics was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 3 steals. Bankevics' stats this season are: 13.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #13. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Romania) helped Ploiesti win their game against the fifth-ranked Rovinari 75-65 in the Romanian Division A on Monday night. Timermanis recorded 13 points in a mere 16 minutes. Timermanis has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 1.5rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Latvian national team five years ago.

   #14. International forward Mareks Mejeris (208-91, another player represented by Players Group, currently plays in Spain) helped CB Clavijo win their game against the league outsider Ourense 74-66 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. He scored 8 points in 20 minutes. Mejeris has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 4.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Latvian national team earlier this year.

   #15. U20 international point guard Reno Silavs (180-91, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Froya Basket in their game against Ammerud Bskt in the Norwegian BLNO, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Silavs also added 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. But his team lost 57-70. He belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #8 with 17.2ppg. Silavs also averaged so far 5.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg in the nine games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian U20 national team.

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

   #1. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division could not help Marso NYKK (1-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Marso NYKK lost 65-78 on the road to the leading Kaposvari. Berkis was the second best scorer with 20 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 38 minutes. It was Marso NYKK's third consecutive loss in a row. . Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.8ppg and 3.5rpg in the four games he played so far.

   #2. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Dragons Rhoendorf's victory against the third-ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (3-1) 79-71 in the German ProB (third division) last Sunday. Tukiss recorded 13 points in a mere 18 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group South. Dragons Rhoendorf (4-0) is placed first. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . Tukiss has averaged so far 9.8ppg and 1.8rpg in the four games.

   #3. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Aalborg (0-7) crushing them 107-75 in the Danish Ligaen in Wednesday night's game. Sakne recorded 8 points. Horsens IC (5-2) is placed third in the Ligaen. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. . Sakne has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg.

   #4. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) led DCU Saints to a victory over the closely-ranked UCD Marian (2-2) 62-53 in a derby game in the Irish Superleague on Saturday night. Provizors was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 11 rebounds. DCU St.Vincents Dublin (3-1) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. . Provizors is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in DCU Saints' roster. Provizors has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.0apg.

   #5. Ugis Promolds (190-G-88, currently plays in Denmark) managed to help SISU Copenhagen to win against the league outsider Aalborg (0-7) 87-77 in the Danish Ligaen on Saturday night. Promolds scored only 2 points. SISU Copenhagen (5-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. . This season Promolds averages just 1.2ppg.

   #6. Gary Gandel (203-G/F-80, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Maccabi K/G in their game against Ironi Nahariya in the Israeli National League (second division). He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. His team was crushed by 28 points 100-72. Gandel has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.0apg in the two games. He has also Israeli passport.



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Silute welcomes back Kasiulevicius - by Eurobasket News

Silute (NKL) landed 30-year old swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-100kg-82, college: Trinity Valley JC). Its actually his comeback to Silute as he played here before. Kasiulevicius recently at Naglis Palangos (LKL). He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Part of 2010/11 season he played for Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen). He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful year in his career as he participated at League All-Star Game.
Kasiulevicius played in the final of Baltic League (Challenge Cup) in 2010.
He has played also professionally in Poland (ZKS Stal Stalowa Wola).
Kasiulevicius attended Trinity Valley JC until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Donatas Zavackas 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.

Donatas Zavackas
Donatas Zavackas
   #1. This week's number one is former U20 international forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Latvia). He led VEF Riga to a victory over the league outsider U18 (0-4) crushing them 96-71 in a derby game in the Latvian LBL in Thursday night's game. Zavackas was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points in 21 minutes on the court. VEF Riga (3-0) is placed first in the LBL. 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. It's Zavackas' first year with the team. Zavackas has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg, 3FGP: 57.1% in the three games he played so far. He played for the Lithuanian U20 national team twelve years ago.

Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in Spain). Pocius contributed to a 2-point Real Madrid's victory against the 16th-ranked CB Canarias (0-4) 88-86 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 7 points. Real Madrid (4-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Pocius averages: 6.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 75.0%. He played for the Lithuanian national team in 2012.

Egidijus Dimsa
Egidijus Dimsa
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85, currently plays in Baltic League). Dimsa was the major contributor in TU/Rock's victory against the fifth-ranked Jelgava (1-3) 85-66 in the Baltic League on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 27 minutes. Tartu Ulikool/Rock (4-0) is placed first in group B. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. This year Dimsa's overall stats are: 8.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.3% and FT: 78.6% in the four games. He played for the Lithuanian university national team three years ago.

Ernestas Ezerskis
Ernestas Ezerskis
   #4. Point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (187-87, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to Liepaja's victory against the closely-ranked Juventus (1-2) 85-77 in the Baltic League in Saturday night's game. Ezerskis scored 20 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Liepajas Lauvas (2-2) is placed third in group B. Ezerskis is currently second on the list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 5.8apg. Ezerskis is also Lithuanian university national team player.

Simas Jasaitis
Simas Jasaitis
   #5. International small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-82, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-3) 89-74 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored 20 points, had 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 37 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (1-2) is placed seventh in group B. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Jasaitis has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in the three games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Evaldas Zabas
Evaldas Zabas
   #6. Point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Czech Republic), who plays in the Czech Republic NBL could not help BK Pardubice (3-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Zabas' very good performance BK Pardubice was defeated 97-85 on the road by the lower-ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#11). He was the top scorer with 23 points. Zabas also added 6 passes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Zabas' first season with the team. Zabas is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Zabas averages: 18.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.3apg. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Lithuanian team four years ago.

Mantas Kalnietis
Mantas Kalnietis
   #7. International point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Simas Jasaitis and both played together in the last VTB United League game. Kalnietis contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-3) 89-74. He scored 18 points and added 3 assists in 21 minutes. Kalnietis has very impressive stats this year: 16.0ppg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Linas Lekavicius
Linas Lekavicius
   #8. Point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American, currently plays in Russia) was the main contributor in Universitet-Yugra's victory against the tenth-ranked AltajBasket (1-2) 79-60 in the Russian Superleague (second division) last Friday. Lekavicius was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 10 rebounds. Lekavicius also added 9 assists and 3 steals. Universitet-Yugra Surgut (3-0) is placed second in the Superleague. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Lekavicius is the league's best passer and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). This season he has very good stats: 15.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 7.5apg and 2.5spg. Lekavicius used to play for the Lithuanian U21 national team back in 2003.

Antanas Kavaliauskas
Antanas Kavaliauskas
   #9. 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 was not able to help VEF Riga (2-1) in their game against CSKA Moscow (3-0). He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed VEF Riga was defeated 75-67 at home by the leading CSKA Moscow in the group B of VTB United League. Kavaliauskas has reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

Vaidotas Peciukas
Vaidotas Peciukas
   #10. Guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Gaz Metan (3-1) 79-64 in the Romanian Division A last Saturday. Peciukas scored 18 points in 29 minutes. BC Mures Targu-Mures (3-1) is placed third in the Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. . Peciukas' stats this year are: 12.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg in the four games. He is a former university international player as seven years ago he still played for the Lithuanian national team.

   #11. An experienced former international forward Dainius Salenga (197-77, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to secure a victory for Budivelnyk in their game against Ferro-ZNTU in the Ukrainian Superleague. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 97-78. This year Salenga's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg in the seven games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team seven years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Simonas Serapinas (197-82, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Azovmash's victory against the tenth-ranked PGE Turow 76-66 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Serapinas scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Serapinas has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team back in 2004.

   #13. Former U21 international power forward Valdas Dabkus (204-84, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Polpharma 95-76 in the Polish TBL on Saturday night. Dabkus recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. Dabkus has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg in the four games. He used to play for the Lithuanian U21 national team nine years ago.

   #14. International point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-76, college: Maryland, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Regal FC Barcelona to win against the third-ranked Besiktas 72-60 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Jasikevicius scored only 4 points. This season Jasikevicius averages just 2.7ppg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

   #15. International swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-85, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a 2-point Panathinaikos' victory against the closely-ranked Cantu 78-76 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Maciulis scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. Maciulis has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team earlier this year.

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

   #1. Experienced Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan, currently plays in Belgium) contributed to a Okapi Aalstar's victory against one of league's weakest teams Leuven Bears (1-2) 89-81 in the Belgian Ethias League on Friday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. Generali Okapi Aalstar (3-0) is placed first in the Ethias League. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Young is ranked third on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.7bpg. This year his other stats are: 6.0ppg and 6.0rpg in the three games he played so far. Young is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Lithuania.

   #2. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82, currently plays in Italy) led Juvecaserta to a victory against the 13th-ranked Sutor Montegranaro (1-3) 78-67 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Jonusas recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. JuveCaserta (2-2) is placed ninth in the SerieA. . Jonusas' total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.

   #3. Mantas Griskenas (200-F-85, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Romania) was the major contributor in a CSU Sibiu's victory against the closely-ranked Pitesti (1-3) 93-87 in the Romanian Division A in Saturday night's game. Griskenas had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 2 blocks (made all of his seven free throws) in 36 minutes. CSU Atlassib Sibiu (1-3) is placed 11th in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. . Griskenas averaged so far 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.8apg in the four games.

   #4. Arturas Masiulis (210-C-80, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL could not help Worcester Wolves (3-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Worcester Wolves was badly defeated 79-61 on the road by the second-ranked Leicester Riders. Masiulis was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 8 rebounds. . Masiulis' stats this season are: 12.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.8apg.

   #5. Vytautas Kamarunas (179-PG-89, currently plays in Belarus), who plays in the Belarusian Premier League was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Svisloch (0-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Svisloch lost 93-104 at home to the higher-ranked (#6) Sozh Gomel. Kamarunas had a double-double by scoring 25 points and making 10 passes. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 36 minutes. So far Svisloch lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Kamarunas belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #4) and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kamarunas averages: 19.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 7.3apg and 2.7spg in the three games.

   #6. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85, currently plays in Denmark) helped Naestved win their game against the closely-ranked Vaerlose 75-70 in the Danish Ligaen last Wednesday. He scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Brasas has averaged so far 7.5ppg and 4.9rpg.

   #7. Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Telekom Baskets in their game against Artland Dragons in the German BBL. He scored 8 points. His team was defeated 78-67. Veikalas has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg.

   #8. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Leche Rio Breogan Lugo to win against the closely-ranked Ford Burgos 63-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored only 4 points and added 5 assists. Leonavicius has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.

   #9. Aurimas Baltrokonis (190-F/G-83, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) couldn't help Hoganas (3-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Hoganas (#7) was edged 81-79 in Huskvarna by the higher-ranked Brahe Basket (#3) in the South group. Baltrokonis scored 11 points, grabbed 7 boards, passed 5 assists and added 4 steals. His stats this season are: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.0apg and 2.5spg.

   #10. Paulus Barauskas (201-C-81, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Aurimas Baltrokonis and both played together in the last Swedish Basketettan game. Barauskas couldn't help Hoganas in their game against Brahe Basket, despite his very good performance last Sunday. He was the second best scorer with 14 points in a mere 19 minutes. But his team was edged 81-79. Barauskas has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 4.8rpg in the five games.



EuroLeague: Lietuvos Rytas edge visiting Partizan - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - Partizan 69:61

Lietuvos Rytas edge visiting Partizan in the start of Day 3 in Euroleague. The Lithuanian team improved to 1-2 record. The Serbian side meanwhile dropped at 0-3 record in Group D.
Lietuvos Rytas won the first period 23-20 and added 17-11 in the second frame. The board showed 40:31 at the end of the half when the teams disappeared in the lockers. Partizan won the third quarter 17-15 but could not win the game. The home side needed a 14-13 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 14 points each. Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83, college: Chattanooga) netted 10, while Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) posted 9. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) scored 12. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) posted 8 points each in defeat.

Lietuvos Rytas: Renaldas Seibutis 14, Predrag Samardziski 14, Mindaugas Katelynas 10, Nemanja Nedovic 9
Partizan: Vladimir Lucic 17, Dragan Milosavljevic 12, Drew Gordon 8, Dejan Musli 8



EuroLeague: Zalgiris rally past Olympiakos in Piraeus - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Zalgiris 61:79

Zalgiris celebrated the third straight win in EuroLeague Group C. The Lithuanian powerhouse stunned Olympiakos at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus tonight. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) nailed 16 points to lead the visitors. Olympiakos fell at 1-2 record after the defeat.
Olympiakos showed their ambitions early in the game. They gave a warm welcome to the Kaunas team and ensured a 17:14 lead after ten minutes. Olympiakos maintained the lead throughout the second frame. The hosts piled up a 39:33 halftime advantage. But Zalgiris turned things around in the third term. The visitors went on a stunning 26:10 run in the quarter to leave the Reds bedazzled. Zalgiris entered the fourth frame up by 10 points and never looked back en route to a comprehensive victory. Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) nailed 10 points, while Ibrahim Jaaber (187-PG-84, college: Pennsylvania) and Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 9 points each for the winners. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) had 12 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Kyle Hines 15, Georgios Printezis 12
Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 16, Oliver Lafayette 10, Ibrahim Jaaber 9, Darjus Lavrinovic 9



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Contern lands Liki Turner - by Eurobasket News

AB Contern (Diekirch League) tabbed 23-year old American forward Liki Turner (195-89, college: Francis Marion). Turner moved there from Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA where he started the season. The last season he played for Francis Marion (Peach Belt Athletic Conference). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-PeachBelt 1st Team and 1st Team.
He received All-WVIAC Freshman of the Year back award in 2008.
Turner attended Francis Marion University until 2012 and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stockholm Eagles and Milan Rondovic part ways - by Darko Pekic

The newcomer in Basketligan (Division I in Sweden), Stockholm Eagles released today the head coach Milan Rondovic and replaced him with young Serbian coach Marko Simonovic , announced the president of the club Goran Popov . The experienced Montenegrin coach signed in Sweden last summer, but he had a 2-4 record after six rounds and left the club at position number ten in the Swedish Elite Division. He lost two last games against Jamtland (81 - 90 ) and LF Basket (91 - 97 ) which convinced the club management that there is a lack of communication between Rondovic and his players so they decided to replace him with Simonovic.

MIlan Rondovic is an experienced coach who most recently coached Teodo Tivat and achieved great results with them. He also worked for years in club from Bar, Primorka where he created many future international players.



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Sixers exercise fourth year option on Evan Turner - by Eurobasket News

The 76ers announced they had exercised the fourth year option on Evan Turner (6'7''-G/F-88, college: Ohio St.)'s contract. The forward was drafted by the 76ers back in 2010. Last season Evan Turner averaged 9.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in the NBA. His stats read 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per appearance during his career in Philadelphia.


Chris Douglas-Roberts joins The Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks agreed terms with 25-year old guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (201-95kg-87, college: Memphis). Douglas-Roberts played last season at LA Lakers. In 2008 Douglas-Roberts was drafted by New Jersey Nets in second round (40th overall).
He attended University of Memphis and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Douglas-Roberts college team won C-USA Tournament for three years in a row (between 2006 and 2008).
He has played previously professionally in Italy (SAIE3 Bologna) and NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets).

By Eurobasket Data Center



LA Lakers lose eighth straight in pre-season - by Eurobasket News

LA Lakers remained winless in the pre-season. One of the seasons favourites surrendered against the Kings 82:94 on Thursday. DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-C/F-90, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) and Isaiah Thomas (5'8''-PG-89, college: Washington) nailed 20 points each to lead the Kings. Jason Thompson added 12 points for the winners. Devin Ebanks (6'9''-F-89, college: W.Virginia) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Lakers.
The Bucks secured the third pre-season win as they held off the Bobcats 100:90. Tobias Harris (6'8''-F-92, college: Tennessee) came up with 18 points to pace the Bucks. Mike Dunleavy netted 17 points in the win. Kemba Walker (6'1''-PG-90, college: Connecticut) paced the Bobcats with 20 points.
The Jazz toppled the Trail Blazers 97:91 at the Energysolutions Arena. Derrick Favors (6'10''-F-91, college: Georgia Tech) and Enes Kanter (6'10''-C-92, college: Kentucky) posted 21 points each, while Kanter added 12 rebounds for the hosts. Wesley Matthews (6'5''-G-86, college: Marquette) responded with 24 points for the Trail Blazers.
Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) nailed 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Clippers past the Nuggets 106:94 at the Pepsi Center. Caron Butler posted 16 points for the winning side. Corey Brewer (6'9''-G/F-86, college: Florida) responded with 15 points for the Nuggets.



The Mavericks suspended West indefinitely - by Eurobasket

Dallas Mavericks suspended indifitely 29-year old guard Delonte West (192-88kg-83, college: St.Josephs). He was suspended Thursday for the second time in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the team, putting his future in Dallas in doubt.
The first suspension lasted about a day, but a series of tweets by West soon after the team announced the latest suspension raised questions about whether he would return this time.
"Just dont kick me ... on the way out the door," West tweeted. "I didnt do anything to deserve that."
West has bipolar disorder and addressed that topic in another tweet, saying "no Im not off my meds."The last of several tweets in just a few minutes said, "Im just sittin here across from the arena wit tear in my eyes."

After practice Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle refused to elaborate on West, referring to the release from the team announcing the suspension but disclosing no specifics about his conduct.
Donnie Nelson, the teams president of basketball operations, said only that the suspension was effective immediately and no other statements would be issued. The reason for the suspension was the same as the first one that came following an outburst in the locker room after a preseason game Oct. 15.
Carlisle informed players of the latest suspension before practice.
"Were losing a competitor. Thats plain and simple. Hes a competitor," veteran forward Vince Carter said.
When reached by ESPNDallas.com on Thursday, West said he was being blamed for an argument between teammates after the Mavs 88-76 preseason loss to the Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in Wichita, Kan. He said he got a text Thursday morning telling him not to come to practice.
"There was an argument between two teammates in the locker room last night that didnt involve me," West told ESPNDallas. "Somehow Im being blamed for it. I had nothing to do with it. I dont know whats going on."
Carter wasnt with the team for Wednesday nights game. He didnt know about the suspension until he got to practice and hadnt spoken to West.
"Its just a sensitive situation right now. Its not much I can say, I wasnt around to even know whats going on. Its unfortunate," Carter said. "Hes my friend, so I want the best for him, and you hope they work the situation out."
Asked if the situation with West could be resolved quickly like the first one, Carlisle again said he wasnt commenting about the guard.
Players wouldnt go into detail about how the situation was explained to them by Carlisle.
"He said what he needed to say and it is what it is. ... Things happen we have no control over," said Shawn Marion, who like Carter remained in Dallas instead of playing in Wednesdays game. "I like Delonte. Hes got stuff he needs to work out with them (team management). ... Weve still got to go on and focus on our task at hand."
Wests latest suspension came five days before the Mavericks open the regular season Tuesday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
The Mavs will start the season without Dirk Nowitzki, their 11-time All-Star who is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Chris Kaman, their other 7-footer, is dealing with a strained right calf that makes him questionable for the opener.
"All these things happen, these are part of everyday life in the NBA," Carlisle said. "Weve got a lot of veterans that have been through situations where there have been injuries and all kinds of different things. Youve got to adjust. The bus keeps going, got to keep soldiering on."
Instead of lamenting the players not available, Carlisle said his team was going to push forward with the ones they have.
West was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season after pleading guilty to weapons charges in Maryland. Authorities say he was carrying three loaded guns and a knife when he was stopped for speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle in 2009.
West was a valuable role player for Dallas last season, even starting 33 games as the backcourt struggled with injuries before he was sidelined himself by a broken finger.
The Mavericks backcourt grew crowded in the offseason, though. Darren Collison was acquired from Indiana and is expected to start at point guard. O.J. Mayo, a shooting guard, signed as a free agent from Memphis and could be counted on heavily for scoring while waiting for Nowitzkis return.
West played in all seven preseason games, averaging 5 points and 2 assists while playing nearly 18 minutes a game. The eighth-year pro was close to his career averages with the Mavericks last year, at 9.6 points and 3.2 assists.

Courtesy of NBA.com




Ray Allen left despite no-trade clause - by Eurobasket

In the end, not even a no-trade clause could prevent Ray Allen (6'5''-G-75, college: Connecticut) from leaving Boston to join the Miami Heat via free agency.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com on Thursday that in addition to offering Allen twice as much money (two years, $12 million) as Miami did (two years, $6 million) to stay in Boston, he also added a no-trade clause to the contract.

Ainge said he was aware of Allen's frustration at constantly being mentioned in potential swaps during his time with the Celtics.

Courtesy of ESPN



David Stern stepping down as NBA commissioner in 2014; Adam Silver will take over - by Milord Nikolic

David Stern will step down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will replace Stern. Stern sent an email to key NBA executives that he's retiring, and that the Board of Governors has picked Silver to replace him. "The Board has selected Adam Silver to succeed me as NBA Commissioner, and I am very pleased with their choice," Stern said in the email. "As you know, Adam is a world-class business executive who has influenced so many areas of our business during his 20-year tenure with the league, from television, to digital, to international, to merchandising, to sponsorships, to team business, to, of course, labor negotiations. I know that the organization will be in very good hands when Adam becomes Commissioner."What we have achieved together and will continue to achieve is extraordinary and we will have 15 months to talk about it." Stern, 70, became NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984. His resignation date will mark his 30th anniversary leading the league. Stern later made the announcement official at a news conference. ''I don't know what else to say other than to recite what I told the owners yesterday in executive session,'' Stern said at the news conference. ''I told them that it's been a great run, it will continue for another 15 months, that the league is in, I think, terrific condition.''


The Mavericks land Eddy Curry - by Eurobasket

Dallas Mavericks tabbed 30-year old power forward Eddy Curry (211-134kg-82). Curry played in pre-season at San Antonio Spurs. The last season he also played at the Heat. He averaged just 2.1ppg. Curry helped them to win NBA title. In 2001 Chicago Bulls selected him as fourth overall pick in NBA draft.
Curry has played previously for three other NBA teams: Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Eurobasket Data Center



The Nuggets waived Uzoh - by Eurobasket

Denver Nuggets waived 24-year old naturalized Nigerian point guard Ben Uzoh (191-93kg-88, college: Tulsa).
The last season he played for 4 different teams. He ended the season at the Raptors. In 16 NBA games this season he recorded 4.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.0spg. Uzoh also played for Rio Grande Valley Vipers earlier that year. In 20 D-League games he averaged 14.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. He played also at the Cavaliers earlier that season. In two NBA games he averaged just 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. He was also tested at the Nets that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Uzohs team made it to the C-USA Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
He was also voted to All-C-USA 1st Team in 2010 in his college time.
Uzoh has played also professionally in Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Russia (Lokomotiv) and other NBA teams (Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets).
He attended The University of Tulsa until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



LA Clippers released Plaisted - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers released 26-year old power forward Trent Plaisted (211-100kg-86, college: BYU, agency: Priority Sports). The forward played for Aliaga Petkim last season. In 16 TBL games he had 6.9ppg and 4.2rpg. He also played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukrainian Superleague earlier that season. In 8 Superleague games this year he recorded 11.9ppg and 6.3rpg. In 2008 Plaisted was drafted by Seattle Supersonics in second round (46th overall).
He attended Brigham Young University and it it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Plaisted won Lithuanian League championship title in 2011.
He was also selected to All-MWC 1st Team back in 2008 in his college time.
Plaisted is quite experienced player. He has played professionally in Croatia (KK Zadar and Cedevita), Italy (Angelico Biella), NBA (Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers) and Lithuania (Zalgiris).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Mill Rats edge Miracles in pre-season battle - by Eurobasket News

The Saint John Mill Rats clinched the first pre-season victory. They knocked down the Moncton Miracles 110:107 in a tight contest.
Devin Sweetney (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: St.Francis, PA) ensured a quick start for the Miracles. They grabbed an early advantage and maintained it throughout the bigger part of the game. The Mill Rats however took over midway through the last period. They surged ahead and hung on to win the battle. Joe Posey (6'5''-G-85, college: JMU) came up with 18 points to lead the winners. Jerice Crouch (6'0''-G-84, college: Chattanooga) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Devin Sweetney and David Tairu (6'3''-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas Tech) accounted for 18 points for Moncton. Darrell Wonge (6'7''-F-86, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Winston Salem) finished with 17 points in defeat.



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Sharks re-sign Braswell, sign Natanahira - by Hugh McAuliffe

Paul Henare has made his first moves as Southland Sharks coach, re-signing American point guard Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) and snapping up Hawke's Bay Hawks small forward Morgan Natanahira (198-F/G-91).

Braswell (33) will return for his third season in the Sharks' colours, after appearing in 22 games during the 2011 and 2012 campaigns. He is playing for the Melbourne Tigers in the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) and will join up with the Sharks once his playing commitments there are over.

Natanahira (21) has played for the Hawks for the past two seasons and follows his former coach, Henare, down south.

The 1.98m Natanahira represented the Junior Tall Blacks for three years and is a development player with the New Zealand Breakers.

He is recovering from anterior cruciate ligament surgery and is expected to be back on the court by January.



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The Nuggets waived Uzoh - by Eurobasket

Denver Nuggets waived 24-year old naturalized Nigerian point guard Ben Uzoh (191-93kg-88, college: Tulsa).
The last season he played for 4 different teams. He ended the season at the Raptors. In 16 NBA games this season he recorded 4.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.0spg. Uzoh also played for Rio Grande Valley Vipers earlier that year. In 20 D-League games he averaged 14.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. He played also at the Cavaliers earlier that season. In two NBA games he averaged just 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. He was also tested at the Nets that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Uzohs team made it to the C-USA Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
He was also voted to All-C-USA 1st Team in 2010 in his college time.
Uzoh has played also professionally in Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Russia (Lokomotiv) and other NBA teams (Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets).
He attended The University of Tulsa until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 24, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo



James Yap picked a helluva time to commit a flagrant foul on Jireh Ibanes and, in the process, get ejected from a game for the first time in his PBA career.

The Visayan native and former UE Red Warrior chief gunner walloped Ibanes with less than 3 minutes to go in the final frame, and with his team leading to boot, which led to his ejection.

Ibanes muffed his charities, but teammate and Gilas 2.0 star Jeff Chan scored an improbable 4-point play in the bonus possession to spark the endgame windup of Rain or Shine.

In the first game, Jayson Castro and Larry Fonacier combined for 28 points to lead the Texters past a very game Energy Colas team in a low-scoring encounter.

Game Recaps:
TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over BARAKO BULL ENERGY COLAS, 79-76

Defense has always been Talk N Text coach Norman Blacks calling card.

The multi-titled mentor in the PBA and in the UAAP turned the run and gun Talk N Text Tropang Texters into a defensive-minded squad as they hacked out a pulsating 79-76 win over a very game Barako Bull Energy Cola squad Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Defensively, this is how the way I wanted it, said Black on the new defensive system he implemented on the squad. Offensively, were still trying to work on our communication.

The Tropang Texters, a fast-paced team under previous coach Chot Reyes, has become more than just a fancy footloose squad under Black.

The team worked extra hard to make stops, challenging Barako Bull at every turn and holding the Energy Cola below 40-percent field goal shooting (31-of-79) for the game.

Barako Bull, though, was still able to make a game out of it.

The game was tied entering the final two minutes, before spitfire guard Jayson Castro unleashed a crucial trey from the left wing with 1:27 left that proved to be the games marginal basket.

Talk N Text then forced a turnover on Roger Yap in the next play and refused to allow Barako Bull easy access to the basket in their next two possessions as the Tropang Texters escaped with a win to remain perfect in five games.

Still, Black heaped praises on opposing coach Junel Baculi.

He was able to come up with a sound game plan against us. They did a good job taking advantage of their edge in the post area. Luckily we came up with good stops down the stretch, Black said.

TNT 79 - Castro 15, Fonacier 13, Peek 10, De Ocampo 9, Reyes 8, Williams 7, Alapag 6, Gamalinda 4, Carey 3, Dillinger 2, Ferriols 2
BAR 76 - Villanueva 16, Kramer 15, Anthony 12, Tubid 12, Ballesteros 6, Pennisi 6, Najorda 5, Urbiztondo 2, Yap 2, Cervantes 0
QS: 17-18, 46-45, 68-61, 79-76

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERZ over SAN MIG COFFEE MIXERS, 80-79

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao had no explanation for how his team pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory against the San Mig Coffee Mixers.

Dont ask me how we won it. We played ugly basketball, but we still won the game, Guiao said in the post-game interview.

The Elasto Painters fought back from 18 points down in the third period and came up with one big shot after another in the clutch as they completed an exciting 80-79 comeback win over the Mixers Wednesday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Jeff Chan lost in his individual battle with counterpart James Yap, but came through with the baskets that mattered most, including a pair of four-point plays, the second of which enabled his team to tie count at 77-all with more than two minutes remaining.

Chan finished with 22 points while Yap, who was ejected at the 2:34 mark of the fourth quarter, scored a game-high 28 points for the Mixers.

The San Mig Coffee superstar played his best game of the season, but was thrown out for hitting Jireh Ibanes on the face while the latter was going for a basket in transition. Ibanes missed his free throws, but Chan netted a four-point play in the ensuing possession to tie the game.

As if that wasnt enough, Beau Belga followed it up with a dagger triple that broke the deadlock the last of the game and give the Elasto Painters an 80-77 lead with 1:50 left in the game.

Without their normal go-to-guy, San Mig Coffee got a little bit disorganized.

The Mixers had their chances, though, as PJ Simon drilled in a jumper to shove his team within striking distance.

JR Quinahan then muffed two free throws in the last five seconds of the game. The Mixers rushed to the other end, but Jonas Villanueva missed a potential game-winning jumper as time expired, allowing the Elasto Painters to escape with the win.

We will first enjoy this win, watch the tape and see how we won this game. This win is beyond analysis and assessment, but this will rank as one of my weirdest wins ever. Maybe theres somebody out there. Maybe its coach Roehl (Nadurata) who guided us in this victory, added Guiao.

ROS 80 - Chan 22, Cruz 10, Norwood 9, Quinahan 9, Belga 7, Rodriguez 7, Tang 5, Arana 5, Jaime 4, Ibanes 2, Matias 0
SMC 79 - Yap 28, Simon 17, Ramos 9, Reavis 8, Gonzales 7, De Ocampo 4, Gaco 2, Barroca 2, Villanueva 2
QS: 17-26, 31-40, 50-66, 80-79.

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



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EuroLeague: Jerel Blassingame leads Asseco Prokom past ALBA - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Prokom - ALBA 77:66

Asseco Prokom celebrated the first Euroleague victory this season. They knocked down ALBA in Gdynia tonight. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) was pivotal with 16 points and 10 assists for the hosts. ALBA fell at 2-1 record after the defeat.
ALBA surged ahead early in the encounter. The German team accounted for an 18:14 lead at the first break. Asseco Prokom slowed the visitors down in the second period. The Polish side limited their opponents to 11 points to take a 32:29 halftime advantage. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third quarter. The hosts managed to secure a single-point lead entering in the fourth period. Asseco Prokom unloaded 26 points in the final stanza and escaped with an important win at the end. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) provided 12 points each for the winners. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) answered with 18 points for ALBA. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) had 13 points in the loss.

Asseco Prokom: Jerel Blassingame 16, Mateusz Ponitka 12, Lukasz Koszarek 12
ALBA: DaShaun Wood 18, Zach Morley 13



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Leones to play in 2013: - by Luis Modestti

Leones de Ponce will play in the 2013 season after the BSN Board of Directors denied their request to recess.

Now the current owners must sell or operate the team for next season. Leones missed the 2011 and 2012 seasons which affected the league finances.

The league gave Gigantes de Carolina until November 8 to present a plan to reorganize while Maratonistas de Coamo took another year off.

The 2013 season has nine teams for now, they are: Arecibo, Bayamon, Humacao, Guayama, Quebradillas, Guaynabo, San German, Mayaguez and Ponce.



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Standings - Superleague A

PBL Standings
 1. CSKA 2-0 
 2. Spartak SP 2-0 
 3. Khimky 1-0 
 4. Krasnie Krilya 1-1 
 5. Triumph 1-1 
 6. N.Novgorod 1-1 
 7. Spartak-Prim. 1-2 
 8. Lokomotiv 1-2 
 9. Unics 0-1 
 10. Enisey 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 24: Triumph - Spartak-Prim. 82-73
Oct. 25: Spartak SP - Lokomotiv 74-70
Oct. 28: N.Novgorod - Lokomotiv


Stats Leaders - Superleague A

Points Per Game
 Sergey KARASEV
  Triumph
  (202-SG-93)
  Avg: 19
 1. Karasev, Triumph19.0 
 2. Gillenwater, Spart.18.7 
 3. Simmons, Krasnie18.5 
 4. Beverley, Spart.17.0 
 5. Maric, Lokomotiv15.3 
 6. Landry, Triumph14.5 
 7. Efevberha, Sparta.13.7 
 8. Trotter, N.Novgorod13.5 
 9. Nicholas, CSKA13.5 
 10. Carter, Spartak SP13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Primoz BREZEC
  N.Novgorod
  (216-F/C-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Brezec, N.Novgorod10.0 
 2. Gillenwater, Spart.9.7 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv8.0 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA8.0 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.5 
 6. Panin, N.Novgorod6.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph6.5 
 8. Antonov, N.Novgor.6.5 
 9. Calathes, Lokom.6.3 
 10. McKee, Triumph6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.5.5 
 2. Trotter, N.Novgorod4.5 
 3. Naimy, Triumph4.5 
 4. Komarovskiy, Eni.4.0 
 5. McKee, Triumph4.0 
 6. Calathes, Lokom.4.0 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA3.5 
 8. Delaney, Spartak-.3.3 
 9. Beverley, Spart.3.0 
 10. Panin, N.Novgorod2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.5.0 
 2. Surovtsev, Sparta.2.7 
 3. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 4. Landry, Triumph2.0 
 5. Beverley, Spart.1.5 
 6. Komarovskiy, Eni.1.5 
 7. Nicholas, CSKA1.5 
 8. Rich, Enisey1.5 
 9. Balashov, Krasni.1.5 
 10. Jasaitis, Lokomot.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tasmin MITCHELL
  Triumph
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mitchell, Triumph1.5 
 2. Rizvic, Enisey1.5 
 3. Brezec, N.Novgorod1.0 
 4. Mavrokefalid., Spa.1.0 
 5. Zabelin, Spartak-.1.0 
 6. Delaney, Spartak-.0.7 
 7. Gillenwater, Spart.0.7 
 8. Karasev, Triumph0.5 
 9. Lazarev, Triumph0.5 
 10. Shashkov, N.Nov.0.5 


EuroLeague: CSKA edge Brose Baskets in Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Brose Baskets 76:67

CSKA Moscow claimed the third straight win in Euroleague Group D. The Russian champions fired past Brose Baskets in Moscow. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored 17 points to lead the hosts. Bamberg fell at 0-3 record after the defeat.
CSKA exploded with 25 points in the first term to gain a 5-point lead. Brose Baskets however responded with an aggressive defence in the second quarter. They narrowed the gap at a single point at halftime 36:35. The German team surged ahead in the third quarter. Brose Baskets piled up a 53:51 lead with ten minutes remaining in regulation. The visitors were still up 63:61 midway through the final frame. However CSKA triggered a 13:0 run late in regulation and escaped with a hard-fought win at the end. Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) contributed 13 points each for CSKA. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) responded with 21 points for Bamberg. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) had 16 points in the loss.

CSKA: Sonny Weems 17, Vladimir Micov 13, Nenad Krstic 13
Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 21, Teddy Gipson 16



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EuroLeague: Lietuvos Rytas edge visiting Partizan - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas - Partizan 69:61

Lietuvos Rytas edge visiting Partizan in the start of Day 3 in Euroleague. The Lithuanian team improved to 1-2 record. The Serbian side meanwhile dropped at 0-3 record in Group D.
Lietuvos Rytas won the first period 23-20 and added 17-11 in the second frame. The board showed 40:31 at the end of the half when the teams disappeared in the lockers. Partizan won the third quarter 17-15 but could not win the game. The home side needed a 14-13 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 14 points each. Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83, college: Chattanooga) netted 10, while Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) posted 9. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) scored 12. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) posted 8 points each in defeat.

Lietuvos Rytas: Renaldas Seibutis 14, Predrag Samardziski 14, Mindaugas Katelynas 10, Nemanja Nedovic 9
Partizan: Vladimir Lucic 17, Dragan Milosavljevic 12, Drew Gordon 8, Dejan Musli 8



Marko Simonovic on the Stockholm Eagles bench - by Zoran Popovic

Management of Stockholm Eagles decides to parts away with Milan Rondovic. An eagle has score of 2 wins and 4 lost games in this season. In the same time, Stochkholm team Management decides to hire Marko Simonovic . Serbian coach in his coach career worked as assistant coach of Srbian U16 National team and assistant coach of Serbian University team. On Stockholm Eagles roster are four Serbian players, Dragoljub Kitanovic, Vladimir Perisic, Nenad Stefanovic and Aleksandar Micovic.


Bulls waive Marko Jaric - by Ivan Milenkovic

Marko Jaric (198-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency) didn't play basketball in 2011/2012 season and hoped to sign for Chicago Bulls, but failed to convince coach Tom Thibodeau that he can help them in the best league in the World. Serbian veteran played just 3.5 minutes per game in four preseason games with the Bulls and averaged 0.3 rpg (0 points). Marko Jaric made his NBA debut in 2002 with the Los Angeles Clippers, later played for Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies. 34-year-old guard played his last NBA game in 2008/2009 season. He played in Europe lately, for Real Madrid and Montepaschi Siena, but it was obvious that his best days are long gone.


Milos Andrejevic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian B League - by Eurobasket News

Milos Andrejevic (198-F-89) had a great game in the last round for Mladost Zemun and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com B League Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 23-year old forward had the game-high 30 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Mladost Zemun in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Partizan II (#12, 1-3) 94-92. Mladost Zemun is placed at 7th position in Serbian B League. Mladost Zemun is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. Andrejevic turned to be Mladost Zemun's top player in his first season with the team. Andrejevic has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.3ppg. Andrejevic is in league's top in and averages solid 70.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old center Bojan Stanojevic (205-C-88) of Crnokosa. Stanojevic impressed basketball fans with 31 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Crnokosa lost that game 84-97 to league's leader Meridiana NS (#1, 4-0). This loss caused Crnokosa to drop to 10th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Crnokosa managed to get this year. Stanojevic is a newcomer at Crnokosa and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#8).

The third best performed player last round was Nemanja Stankovic (195-F-89) of Morava (#9). Stankovic showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Morava, leading his team to a 71-66 win against slightly lower-ranked Mladost Cacak (#11, 1-3). Morava needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Stankovic has a very solid season. In 4 games in Serbia he scored 14.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Zoran Majkic (207-C-78) of Proleter Naftagas - 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Bojan Davidovac) of Meridiana NS - 18 points and 11 rebounds
6. Ivan Djurovic) of Meridiana NS - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Nikola Vukovic (202-F/C-90) of Mladost Zemun - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Dragoljub Sikman) of Napredak A. - 16 points and 11 rebounds
9. Marjan Tasic (205-C-81) of Radnicki OB - 19 points and 13 rebounds
10. Davorin Kuntic) of Spartak - 19 points and 5 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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MZT Skopje confirm Ales Pipan - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 53-year old Slovenian ex-national team coach assistant Ales Pipan (agency: Global Sports Plaza) as their new head coach. Pipan moved there from KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league where he started the season. 
Pipan was also involved in Slovenian international program for some years. He coached Slovenian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2003 and previously U22 National Team between 1998 and 2003. Pipan coached Slovenian National Team at the European Championships in Lithuania last year.
He has coached previously in Poland (Anwil) and Slovenia (Krka, Geoplin Slovan, Maribor Messer and Zlatorog).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 25: Mobis Phoebus - Dongbu Promy 74-70
Oct. 24: Sonic Boom KT - Samsung Th. 66-72
Oct. 25: ET Land - KCC Egis 66-61
Oct. 24: LG Sakers - Anyang KGC 62-90
Oct. 23: Goyang Orions - SK Knights 58-80
Oct. 26: Goyang Orions - Anyang KGC
Oct. 26: SK Knights - Sonic Boom KT



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EuroLeague: Caja Laboral down EA7 Armani in Milan - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Armani - Caja Laboral 85:95

Caja Laboral down EA7 Armani in Milan in Day 3 of the EuroLeague. The Spanish side grabbed 95:85 win for the initial success. The Italian team suffered their first lost and dropped at 2-1 record.
EA7 Armani won the first period 19-18 and also led 1 point at the halftime. Both teams scored another 22 points in the third quarter as the hosts remained 1-point advantage after 30 minutes. The last stanza however belonged to the visitors that looked way too better in the court. Due to 30-19 Caja Laboral managed to post the initial victory so far in the group.
Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and San Emeterio Fernando notched 18. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) as well as Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) had 12 each, whilst Carlos Cabezas (186-PG-80) had 11. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) finished the game with 22 points and 11 boards in defeat and Malik Hairston (198-G/F-87, college: Oregon) nailed 19. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) ended up with 13 points and Alessandro Gentile (200-G/F-92) posted 10.

EA7 Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 22+11 rebs, Malik Hairston 19, Keith Langford 13, Alessandro Gentile 10
Caja Laboral: Nemanja Bjelica 20, San Emeterio Fernando 18, Maciej Lampe 12, Andres Nocioni 12, Carlos Cabezas 11



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal wins the top game in Group D - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Besiktas 72:60

FC Barcelona Regal wins the top game in Group D against Besiktas. The Spanish team improved to 3-0 record after a 72:60 win and handed the Turkish side their first loss. Besiktas fell at 2-1 record on the third place.
The home side grabbed 20-18 in the first period and led 2 points at the halftime. They managed to win the third period 17-12 and led 53:46 at the end of 30 minutes. Moreover FC Barcelona Regal posted important 19-14 surge in the last quarter to seal the victory.
Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) top-scored for the winners with 14 points. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati), Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) nailed 11 points each. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) finished the game with 18 points in defeat, while Damir Markota (209-F-85) had 10. Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: California) scored 9, while Gasper Vidmar (211-C/F-87) notched 8.

FCB Regal: Nathan Jawai 14, Pete Mickeal 11, Marcelinho Huertas 11, Ante Tomic 11
Besiktas: Curtis Jerrells 18, Damir Markota 10, Patrick Christopher 9, Gasper Vidmar 8



EuroLeague: Real hand Fenerbahce first loss - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Ulker - Real Madrid 75:83

Real Madrid stopped Fenerbahce Ulker winning run in Euroleague handing those an 8-point loss in Istanbul tonight. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) nailed 21 points and issued 5 assists to lead the winners as they caught up with Fenerbahce in Group A ladder.
Real Madrid did not waste too much time posting a 21:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Real kept Fenerbahce at distance throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 40:29 lead before the hosts pulled within six at halftime 36:42. Rudy Fernandez and Mirotic gave the Madrid team a comfortable 56:41 lead midway through the third quarter. Fenerbahce tried to stay in the game as they narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark 57:66 with ten minutes to go. Fenerbahce opened the fourth period with 7 points in a row to cut the distance. Real however did not panic and eased back to a 9-point lead. They stayed in full control in the dying stages of the game and raced to the victory. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) provided 15 points, while Mirza Begic (217-C-85) added 14 points for Real. Omer Onan (194-G-78) answered with 14 points, while David Andersen (212-C-80) provided 13 points for Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Omer Onan 14, David Andersen 13
Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 21, Jaycee Carroll 15, Mirza Begic 14



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EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal wins the top game in Group D - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Besiktas 72:60

FC Barcelona Regal wins the top game in Group D against Besiktas. The Spanish team improved to 3-0 record after a 72:60 win and handed the Turkish side their first loss. Besiktas fell at 2-1 record on the third place.
The home side grabbed 20-18 in the first period and led 2 points at the halftime. They managed to win the third period 17-12 and led 53:46 at the end of 30 minutes. Moreover FC Barcelona Regal posted important 19-14 surge in the last quarter to seal the victory.
Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) top-scored for the winners with 14 points. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati), Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) nailed 11 points each. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) finished the game with 18 points in defeat, while Damir Markota (209-F-85) had 10. Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: California) scored 9, while Gasper Vidmar (211-C/F-87) notched 8.

FCB Regal: Nathan Jawai 14, Pete Mickeal 11, Marcelinho Huertas 11, Ante Tomic 11
Besiktas: Curtis Jerrells 18, Damir Markota 10, Patrick Christopher 9, Gasper Vidmar 8



EuroLeague: Real hand Fenerbahce first loss - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Ulker - Real Madrid 75:83

Real Madrid stopped Fenerbahce Ulker winning run in Euroleague handing those an 8-point loss in Istanbul tonight. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) nailed 21 points and issued 5 assists to lead the winners as they caught up with Fenerbahce in Group A ladder.
Real Madrid did not waste too much time posting a 21:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Real kept Fenerbahce at distance throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 40:29 lead before the hosts pulled within six at halftime 36:42. Rudy Fernandez and Mirotic gave the Madrid team a comfortable 56:41 lead midway through the third quarter. Fenerbahce tried to stay in the game as they narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark 57:66 with ten minutes to go. Fenerbahce opened the fourth period with 7 points in a row to cut the distance. Real however did not panic and eased back to a 9-point lead. They stayed in full control in the dying stages of the game and raced to the victory. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) provided 15 points, while Mirza Begic (217-C-85) added 14 points for Real. Omer Onan (194-G-78) answered with 14 points, while David Andersen (212-C-80) provided 13 points for Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Omer Onan 14, David Andersen 13
Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 21, Jaycee Carroll 15, Mirza Begic 14



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Tim Duncan back to chase 5th ring alongside same Spurs - by David Edole

By Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO-- Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) didnt re-sign for three more years just to start over. In fact, the San Antonio Spurs are back with nearly the entire roster that dominated the NBA for most of last season.

"We were right on the verge of the Finals," Duncan said. "Hopefully we can build on that."

For that to happen, something has to change.

Otherwise, the leagues winningest team the past two seasons without a championship to show for it risks winding up back where the Spurs found themselves in the Western Conference finals: a perennial contender still among the elite, but unable to reach another title.

So far starters, All-Star Tony Parker arrived at training camp with one idea keep up what coach Gregg Popovich memorably implored the Spurs to do against Oklahoma City, before their season ended in an astonishing collapse.

Keep showing their nasty side.

"A lot of people see us as the nice Spurs. We need to play like were hungry, like we want it," Parker said. "We have to stop saying, Oh, we won a lot of championships, well come back next year. We have to play with more attitude."

Theres little fault to find in San Antonios decision to keep the team intact. On May 29, the Spurs were an invincible combination of champion-forged savvy and depth who hadnt lost in 50 days, rolling on a 20-game winning streak and up 2-0 on Oklahoma City. Their first NBA Finals trip since 2007 seemed inevitable.

Their season was over less than a week later.

The unraveling was swift, accelerated by an eroding defense, an offense that went from the NBAs second highest-scoring to sputtering, and their celebrated bench wilting. And thats to say nothing of the Thunder, whose superstar core of early twentysomethings appear poised to dominate the West, as the Spurs now 30-and-older Big Three did the previous decade.

Throw in the Los Angeles Lakers restocking with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, and the Spurs chances look bleaker than what the Wests top seed the last two years might otherwise command. Even Popovich, sizing up the new landscape of the conference, said: "There are others, but (the Thunder and Lakers) hit you in the face pretty quickly."

Literally hit in the face this summer was Parker, who nearly lost his left eye that he says was cut by glass during a New York nightclub fight before the Olympics. Parker said he was just trying to get out of the way; Duncan joked its just what they need.

"Thats what this summer was all about. Trying to get street cred," Duncan said.

Like last season, the Spurs will only go as far as Parker carries them. Popovich, who is also team president, eagerly signed the 36-year-old Duncan to a new deal this summer and will face a similar situation when Manu Ginobilis contract expires after this year. But the Big Three era is now steered by Parker.

He averaged 18.3 points and a career-best 7.7 assists in the most complete season of his 12-year career. Duncan (15.9 points, 9.0 rebounds) will be his usual steady presence in his 16th NBA season, while the Spurs showed last season they finally had the depth to avoid catastrophe should the 35-year-old Ginobili become injured again.

Boris Diaw (4.7 points, 4.3 rebounds) is back at center and guard Danny Green (9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds) seems likely to reclaim the starting job he lost during the Thunder series after a miserable shooting stretch.

But short of attitude giving the Spurs a boost, who they might be really counting is second-year swingman Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs regard Leonard, their highest draft pick (No. 15) since Duncan in 1997, as their next star someone to bridge the gap as the Big Three continues their decline.

Leonard averaged 7.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while playing in a system that didnt demand much of him besides guarding the opposing teams star player. This year, Popovich has already said the 21-year-old will handle the ball more, and Duncan wants to see if Leonard is ready to carry a bigger burden.

Its championship-or-bust as always for the Spurs. Yet with June still seven months away, Popovich set a more modest goal after coming back to work in October.

"If we can become a good defensive team," Popovich said, "Ill be happy with our season."



Duncan Dilemma cited in All-Star ballot change - by David Edole

by Dan McCarney

Specifically citing the Duncan Dilemma as a driving factor, NBA.coms David Aldridge reports that the league will eliminate a designated center on the All-Star ballot, instead allowing fans to select three frontcourt players.

Its probably a decade too late considering Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) did not make the All-Star team last season and, at 36, might not ever again. But the perennial conundrum as to what position Duncan actually plays was apparently taken into consideration. Writes Aldridge:

For years, for example, the Spurs have listed Tim Duncan as a power forward, even though everyone on earth knew he was their starting center. And so when it came to All-Star balloting, Duncan would take up a forward spot in a very crowded field of Western Conference stars instead of his logical spot in the middle. This was good for Duncan, who surely would have made his 13 All-Star teams anyway, but it often cost another forward a shot.

Indeed, Duncan made the All-Star team in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a forward despite having played almost exclusively at center, according to 82games.com.

Even Spurs coach Gregg Popovich seemed to acknowledge the charade on the eve of last years playoff series against Utah. When asked who the Spurs would start at center, Popovich said, Tim Duncan, like we have for the last 15 years.

In the end, it doesnt really matter. Regardless of what position hes listed at, Duncan has established himself as a consensus Top 10 player in history, one of only five to have won multiple championships, MVP and Finals MVP awards.

Theres also the reality that specific position designations are often blurry at best in a fluid, interchangeable sport like basketball. Particularly in Duncans earliest seasons, when sticking either him or David Robinson into neat little boxes was pretty much pointless.

But because Robinson was there first, Duncan was defined as a power forward, and the label stuck. As veteran NBA scribe Jan Hubbard spelled out last spring, its provided multiple benefits for Duncan.

Not only is it much easier to start on the All-Star team an honor Duncan richly deserved when youre not sharing votes with Shaquille ONeal and Yao Ming, theres also the matter of legacy. And Duncan has far less competition at power forward than he would at center in the debate about his place among the all-time greats.

Ask Duncan himself, and youd probably just get a blank stare. But for those of us who enjoy arguing such trivial details, the NBAs move adds kindling to the fire.



Rakeem Christmas Meet the 2012 Syracuse basketball team - by David Edole

October 26, 2012 by Wesley Cheng

As we count down to the start of the basketball season, were going to be highlighting each member of the Syracuse basketball team. Todays spotlight is on forward Rakeem Christmas (206-F-91).

Consider the cases of Arinze Onuaku, Rick Jackson and Fab Melo when thinking of Rakeem Christmas upcoming sophomore season.

All three were prized big men, and all came to SU with a long way to go in their basketball development. Their freshmen year went something like this:

Onuaku: 29 games, 2.0 points, 2.8 rebounds.
Jackson: 35 games, 3.7 points. 3.0 rebounds.
Melo: 33 games, 2.3 points. 1.9 rebounds.

There was a steep improvement in their sophomore years:

Onuaku: 35 games, 12.7 points, 8.1 rebounds.
Jackson: 38 games, 8.3 points, 5.8 rebounds.
Melo: 30 games, 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds.

So when one looks at Rakeem Christmas freshman year numbers, they dont look as alarming. In 37 games, he averaged 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds, falling perfectly in line with his predecessors.

If Onuaku, Jackson and Melo are any indication, Christmas is in for a significant jump in production this season.

Mike Hopkins told me he put on about 20 pounds this offseason, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. I think hes stronger. I think hes much more prepared to play this year

Syracuse already got a good look at its future in the NCAA tournament last year. With Melo deemed ineligible due to a reported academic issue, Christmas started at the center spot, and averaged 21.5 minutes, 5.0 points, and 5.3 rebounds a game, nearly double what he averaged in the regular season.

And that was before he put on the extra muscle.

Last year I played a lot of Big East games and got pushed around so I had to bulk up a little bit, Christmas said. Its going to help me a lot because I wont get pushed around.

Sounds like Christmas is in for a sophomore surge.

I expect him to have a really good year, Boeheim said. I expect him to be ready.

Inside Shot: If we need rebounding, we can play Christmas and Coleman simultaneously. If we want quickness, a Fair, Southerland, Christmas (or Keita) front court makes sense. Options are a good thing, but they also speak to the holes that seem to exist in both Christmas and Colemans respective games. I have no idea how things will shake out, or when and where either of them will see most of their time, but if we can get consistent production from them (in one form or another), our front-court is going to be in excellent shape. Nate Federman

Vitals:

Birthdate: October, 1991
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
High School: Academy of the New Church
Position: Forward/Center
Class: Sophomore
Height: 69
Weight: 228lbs




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

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Virgin Islanders who are currently playing 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), who plays in the Polish TBL. He could not help Stelmet ZG (3-1) in their last game. Despite Hodge's very good performance Stelmet ZG was edged 73-70 on the road by the second-ranked Asseco Prokom Gdynia. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Hodge also added 4 steals in 34 minutes on the court. It was Stelmet ZG's first loss after three consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Hodge is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Hodge averages: 19.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 6.8apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 56.5%(26-46), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 91.7% in the four 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.

Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Denmark). Washington was the major contributor in Svendborg's victory against the closely-ranked Naestved (4-4) 80-75 in the Danish Ligaen last Saturday. He scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 5 blocks; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Washington's second season in pro basketball. Svendborg Rabbits (7-0) is placed second in the Ligaen. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Washington's first year with the team. Washington is currently first on the league's list of best blockers. This season he has very high stats. Washington averages: 17.9ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.4bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 68.6%(59-86) and FT: 57.1%. He played 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 Baltic League). Elegar contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the fifth-ranked KK Parnu (0-2) 80-70 in the Baltic League on Wednesday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in only 14 minutes. It was his first game for Kalev/Cramo this season. His team is placed third in group D. 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) managed to help Le Mans Sarthe Basket to win against the league outsider Entente Orleans 45 (0-3) 71-64 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-1) is placed sixth in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Victor's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.3apg. He is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Ivan Aska
Ivan Aska
   #5. International forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in Belgium), who plays in the Belgian Ethias League was not able to help Leuven Bears (1-2) in their last game. Despite Aska's good performance Leuven Bears lost 81-89 in Aalst to the leading Okapi ar. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds in 32 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Aska is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). He has very impressive stats this year: 16.0ppg and 8.0rpg in the three games. Aska is another player who holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. Despite he played previously for the Puerto Rican national team, Aska is currently in the U.S. Virgin Islands national team roster.

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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Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the 11 th round Uruguayan League Group Capital)
Bigua 87 - Anthony Johnson (203-F-88, college: Fairfield) 39 points 18 rebounds, Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 5 points 8 reblunds 8 assists
Larre Borges 77 - Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: TSS Management, college: Widener) 21 points 11 rebounds 8 assists, Leandro Taboada (180-G-86) 27 points, Ike Udanoh (203-C-89, college: Wayne St., MI) 4 points 2 rebounds
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Malvin 73 - Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) 18 points, Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) 14 points 6 rebounds, Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) 9 points, Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 6 points 7 rebounds
Sayago 67 - Stanley Jones (208-C-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion) 16 points 6 rebounds, Terence Shellman (198-F-78) 14 points 14 rebounds
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Trouville 82 - Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) 22 points 10 rebounds, Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 11 points 9 rebounds, Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 10 points 4 rebounds
Nacional 66 - Kevin Martin (208-C-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) 10 points 8 rebounds, Mildon Ambres (198-F/G-84, college: S.Nazarene) 2 points 5 rebounds
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Montevideo 104 - Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 34 points 10 rebounds, Anthony Danridge (196-G/F-86, college: N.Mexico) 21 points 8 rebounds 5 assists
Cordon 82 - Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) 22 points 7 rebounds, Mike Davis (211-F/C-86, college: Seton Hall) 2 poionts 5 rebounds 4 blocks
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Aguada 76 - Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy) 15 points, 13 rebounds 1 block, Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) 11 points 6 rebounds
Tabare 68 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 13 points 9 rebounds, Edward Cage (203-F-78, college: Bradley) 8 points 6 rebounds 4 blocks
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Bohemios 86 - Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan) 24 points 8 rebounds, Chas McFarland (213-C-86, college: Wake Forest) 11 points 5 rebounds 3 blocks Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) 16 points 8 rebounds
Welcome 70 - Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 13 points, Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 8 points 15 rebounds 2 blocks

Uruguaya League (Groupo South)
Plaza NH 88 Maldonado 88



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Rodgers is back at Marinos, ex Titanes - by Eurobasket News

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) added to their roster 32-year old American forward Leon Rodgers (199-80, college: N.Illinois). Its actually his comeback to Puerto La Cruz as he played here before. Rodgers moved there from Titanes in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Rodgers won Venezuelan LPB championship title last season. He was named All-Venezuelan LPB Forward of the Year. 
He is quite experienced player. Rodgers has played also professionally in China (Shanxi Zhongyu and Jilin Tigers), France, Germany (Artland Dragons), Holland (Den Bosch and M.Magixx), Puerto Rico (Ponce), Ukraine, NBA (Memphis Grizzlies), Venezuela (Marinos) and UBA (Ohio Hidden Gems).
He attended Northern Illinois University until 2002 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center




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Group A
 1. Desportivo M. 4-1 
 2. 1 De Agosto 4-1 
 3. First Bank 3-2 
 4. CSA 2-2 
 5. Ndella BB 1-4 
 6. ABS Radi 0-4 
Group B
 1. Inter-Clube 5-0 
 2. ABC 3-1 
 3. First Deepwater 3-2 
 4. CSS 2-3 
 5. Eagle wings 1-4 
 6. Arc-en-ciel 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Oct. 24: CSA - 1 De Agosto 49-61
Oct. 24: First Bank - ABS Radi 20-0
Oct. 24: Desportivo M. - Ndella BB 115-32

B

Oct. 24: Inter-Clube - CSS 68-61
Oct. 24: First Deepwater - ABC 39-69
Oct. 24: Arc-en-ciel - Eagle wings 0-20

Quarter-Finals: Round 7

1/4 Finals

Oct. 26: CSA - Desportivo M.
Oct. 26: First Bank - ABC
Oct. 26: CSA - Inter-Clube
Oct. 26: First Deepwater - 1 De Agosto

9-10 places

Oct. 26: Ndella BB - Eagle wings



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EuroCup: Young Cats steal win in Grodno - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia - Young Cats 74:75 (OT)

Young Cats secured a dramatic overtime victory over Olimpia at the start of the EuroCup campaign in Grodno tonight. Jasmina Rosseel (175-SG-89, college: Drexel) scored 21 points to lead the visitors.
Young Cats held the Belarusian team to 14 points in the opening quarter. The visitors posted a 5-point lead at the first break. Olimpia cut the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts got within 4 points at the interval. Olimpia almost erased the deficit in the third term. They got as close as one point at the third break. Olimpia finally pulled ahead late in the regulation. Filonchyk gave the hosts a 66:63 lead with 26 seconds remaining. However Lien Lentacker (179-F/C-90) got fouled while attempting a three-pointer and sank all three attempts in cold blood to send the game into overtime. Drozd put Olimpia within reach of the victory in the extra period but Lien Lentacker stepped up for Young Cats once again as her three-pointer sealed the deal. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) netted 17 points, while Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) added 11 points for the visitors. Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) answered with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Olimpia. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Olimpia: Lyubov Alyoshkina 23+12 boards Maryia Papova 20+11 boards
Young Cats: Jasmina Rosseel 21, Antonia Delaere 17, Sofie Hendrickx 11



EuroCup: Gorizont sneak past Kayseri - by Eurobasket News

Gorizont - Kayseri 78:73

Gorizont got the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Kayseri in the opener. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored 20 points to pace the hosts.
It was a close game from start to finish. The teams were tied t 19 after ten minutes. Kayseri pulled ahead in the second quarter. The Turkish team eked out a 39:38 halftime advantage. Gorizont turned things around in the third quarter. The Belarusian team went on a 22:15 run to surge ahead. The hosts entered the fourth frame up by six points 60:54. Horizont opened a double-digit lead midway through the fourth frame. Kayseri cut the deficit back to 4 points but Horizont hung on to win the battle. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) finished with 18 points, while Natalia Anufryienka (174-G-85, agency: LBM Management) added 17 points for the hosts. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas) responded with 29 points for Kayseri. Nicky Anosike (190-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) and LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) had 14 points each in the loss.

Gorizont: Tatsiana Likhtarovich 20, Kristina Alikina 18, Natalia Anufryienka 17
Kayseri: Evanthia Maltsi 29, Nicky Anosike 14, LaToya Sanders 14



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  BELGIUM   


EuroCup: Young Cats steal win in Grodno - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia - Young Cats 74:75 (OT)

Young Cats secured a dramatic overtime victory over Olimpia at the start of the EuroCup campaign in Grodno tonight. Jasmina Rosseel (175-SG-89, college: Drexel) scored 21 points to lead the visitors.
Young Cats held the Belarusian team to 14 points in the opening quarter. The visitors posted a 5-point lead at the first break. Olimpia cut the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts got within 4 points at the interval. Olimpia almost erased the deficit in the third term. They got as close as one point at the third break. Olimpia finally pulled ahead late in the regulation. Filonchyk gave the hosts a 66:63 lead with 26 seconds remaining. However Lien Lentacker (179-F/C-90) got fouled while attempting a three-pointer and sank all three attempts in cold blood to send the game into overtime. Drozd put Olimpia within reach of the victory in the extra period but Lien Lentacker stepped up for Young Cats once again as her three-pointer sealed the deal. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) netted 17 points, while Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) added 11 points for the visitors. Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) answered with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Olimpia. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Olimpia: Lyubov Alyoshkina 23+12 boards Maryia Papova 20+11 boards
Young Cats: Jasmina Rosseel 21, Antonia Delaere 17, Sofie Hendrickx 11



EuroCup: Spartak Noginsk topple Belfius Namur - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Noginsk - Belfius Namur 63:43

Spartak Noginsk celebrated the first win at the EuroCup season. They knocked down Belfius Namur at home court for 1-0 record in Group C. Anna Tolikova (19-C-86) provided 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Spartak Noginsk pulled ahead in the second frame. The Russian team ensured a 21:6 run to gain a comfortable 34:19 halftime advantage. Spartak maintained the lead throughout the third term. They piled up a 53:34 advantage heading into the fourth stanza. Namur scored just 9 points in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) nailed 16 points, while Marina Ivanova (181-SF-86) contributed 14 points for the hosts. Andrijana Vasovic (186-F/C-83) answered with 13 points for Namur. Julie Wojta (183-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) had 12 points in the loss.

Spartak Noginsk: Anna Tolikova 17+12 boards, Ekaterina Chistyakova 16, Marina Ivanova 14
Belfius Namur: Andrijana Vasovic 13, Julie Wojta 12



EuroCup: Dynamo-GUVD thump Sint-Katelijne - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo-GUVD - Sint-Katelijne 91:57

Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) scored 24 points and Dynamo-GUVD clinched the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Sint-Katelijne in Novosibirsk.
Dynamo-GUVD led from the starting minutes. The hosts accounted for a 24:15 lead at the first break. The Russian team continued to pile up the advantage in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 17 points 45:28. Dynamo-GUVD outgunned Sint-Katelijne 23:13 in the third term to gain a 27-point lead at the final break. The hosts did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end. Anastasiya Shilova (185-G/F-91) provided 16 points, while Yvonne Turner (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Nebraska) added 11 points for the hosts. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) and Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) answered with 16 points each for Sint-Katelijne.

Dynamo-GUVD: Natalia Myasoedova 24, Anastasiya Shilova 16, Yvonne Turner 11
Sint-Katelijne: Hind Ben Abdelkader 16, Sara Leemans 16



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Standings - ZBL (W)

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 28: Slovanka MB - DSK Karlin
Oct. 27: VSE Praha - IMOS Brno
Oct. 27: Trutnov - USK Praha
Oct. 27: VS Praha - Strakonice
Oct. 27: Valosun Brno - Lokomotiva
Oct. 27: Hradec Kralove - Pardubice

Round 6

Oct. 25: USK Praha - DSK Karlin 96-54


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Fontenette, Valos.21.3 
 2. Anderson, Trutnov21.0 
 3. Elhotova, USK Pra.19.8 
 4. Jileckova, Strakon.19.4 
 5. Sprague, Valosun19.2 
 6. Abdi, IMOS B.19.1 
 7. Mrhalkova, Valosun18.0 
 8. Hartigova, Hradec17.0 
 9. Reisingerova, VS P.15.3 
 10. Misurova, Hradec15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 El Sara GREER
  Trutnov
  (188-C/F-)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Greer, Trutnov10.7 
 2. Brown, DSK Karlin9.9 
 3. Anderson, Trutnov9.6 
 4. Dotson, VS Praha9.4 
 5. Ohlde, IMOS B.9.0 
 6. Green, Slovanka MB8.5 
 7. Peckova, IMOS B.8.2 
 8. Jileckova, Strakon.8.0 
 9. Jenistova, Strak.7.9 
 10. Lowenthal, VSE P.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Porchia GREEN
  Slovanka MB
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Green, Slovanka MB4.3 
 2. Skerovic, USK Praha4.1 
 3. Lardy, USK Praha3.7 
 4. Milovanovic, Lokom.3.6 
 5. Abdi, IMOS B.3.1 
 6. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.0 
 7. De Forge, USK P.2.9 
 8. Bortelova, DSK K.2.7 
 9. Elhotova, USK Pra.2.7 
 10. Zrustova, USK Pr.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA
  Slovan.
  (170-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.8 
 2. Green, Slovanka MB3.7 
 3. Fontenette, Valos.3.1 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.0 
 5. O''Reilly, Lokom.2.8 
 6. Hartigova, Hradec2.1 
 7. Dotson, VS Praha2.1 
 8. Sprague, Valosun2.0 
 9. Sedlakova, Valosun1.9 
 10. Anderson, Trutnov1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 El Sara GREER
  Trutnov
  (188-C/F-)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Greer, Trutnov1.3 
 2. Anderson, Trutnov1.1 
 3. Horakova, VSE Pra.1.0 
 4. Hartigova, Hradec1.0 
 5. Ohlde, IMOS B.1.0 
 6. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.0 
 7. Sprague, Valosun0.8 
 8. Brown, DSK Karlin0.7 
 9. Hindrakova, Trutnov0.7 
 10. Peckova, IMOS B.0.7 


EuroLeague: UNI Gyor closed Round 3 with the win - by Eurobasket News

UNI Gyor - IMOS Brno 72:70

UNI Gyor closed Round 3 with the win against IMOS Brno. The Hungarian team won their opener 72:70 in the only game on Thursday.
IMOS Brno won the first period 24-21 and added 17-14 in the second period. The second half however belonged to the home side that posted two narrow victories to win the game.
Australian point guard Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Chay Shegog (196-C-90, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) added 17 points respectively for IMOS Brno in the defeat.
UNI Gyor will play against Wisla Can-Pak in Krakow in the next round. IMOS Brno will have a break next round.

IMOS Brno: Tereza Peckova 21, Nicole Ohlde 17, Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) 15
UNI Gyor: Chay Shegog 17, Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-F-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) 15, Natalie Hurst 14



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Standings

Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Chevakata 1-0 
 2. Lattes Montp. 1-0 
 3. Satu Mare 0-1 
 4. SISU 0-1 
Group B
 1. Union Hainaut 1-0 
 2. Young Cats 1-0 
 3. Olimpia 0-1 
 4. Optimum TED 0-1 
Group C
 1. Spartak N. 1-0 
 2. Tarbes 1-0 
 3. Belfius Namur 0-1 
 4. Mersin 0-1 
Group D
 1. Dynamo-GUVD 1-0 
 2. Nantes 1-0 
 3. Sint Katelijne 0-1 
 4. Wasserburg 0-1 
Group E
 1. Gorizont 1-0 
 2. Sodertalje 0-0 
 3. Kayseri 0-1 
Group F
 1. Dynamo K. 1-0 
 2. Dunav 8806 0-0 
 3. Botas 0-1 
Group G
 1. Dynamo M. 1-0 
 2. Partizan 1-0 
 3. Landes 0-1 
 4. VS Praha 0-1 
Group H
 1. Antakya 1-0 
 2. Kibirkstis-Tiche 1-0 
 3. Elitzur Ramla 0-1 
 4. MBK Ruzomb. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 24: Chevakata - SISU 88-63
Oct. 25: Satu Mare - Lattes Montp. 67-77

B

Oct. 25: Olimpia - Young Cats 74-75 OT
Oct. 25: TED Ankara - Union Hainaut 51-82

C

Oct. 24: Mersin - Tarbes 68-80
Oct. 25: Spartak N. - Belfius Namur 63-43

D

Oct. 25: Dynamo-GUVD - Sint Katelijne 91-57
Oct. 25: Wasserburg - Nantes 68-81

E

Oct. 25: Gorizont - Kayseri 78-73

F

Oct. 25: Dynamo K. - Botas 79-64

G

Oct. 24: Dynamo M. - VS Praha 83-40
Oct. 24: Partizan - Landes 77-57

H

Oct. 24: Antakya - Elitzur Ramla 69-63
Oct. 24: MBK Ruzomb. - Kibirkstis-Tiche 54-59

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 31: SISU - Satu Mare
Oct. 31: Lattes Montp. - Chevakata

B

Oct. 31: Young Cats - TED Ankara
Nov. 1: Union Hainaut - Olimpia

C

Oct. 31: Tarbes - Spartak N.
Oct. 31: Belfius Namur - Mersin

D

Oct. 31: Nantes - Dynamo-GUVD
Nov. 1: Sint Katelijne - Wasserburg

E

Nov. 1: Kayseri - Sodertalje

F

Nov. 1: Botas - Dunav 8806

G

Oct. 31: VS Praha - Partizan
Oct. 31: Landes - Dynamo M.

H

Oct. 31: Kibirkstis-Tiche - Antakya
Nov. 1: Elitzur Ramla - MBK Ruzomb.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Fatimatou SACKO
  Lattes M.
  (177-F-85)
  Avg: 30
 1. Sacko, Lattes M.30.0 
 2. Maltsi, Kayseri29.0 
 3. Myasoedova, Dynam.24.0 
 4. Alyoshkina, Olimpia23.0 
 5. Dabovic, TED Anka.22.0 
 6. Rosseel, Young Ca.21.0 
 7. Likhtarovich, Gori.20.0 
 8. Stricklen, Antakya20.0 
 9. Lelas, Lattes M.20.0 
 10. Papova, Olimpia20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandra KHOMENCHUK
  Goriz.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 17
 1. Khomenchuk, Goriz.17.0 
 2. Robinson, Tarbes14.0 
 3. Tolikova, Spart.12.0 
 4. Murphy, Union H.12.0 
 5. Alyoshkina, Olimpia12.0 
 6. Papova, Olimpia11.0 
 7. Popovic, Spartak N.10.0 
 8. Blands, SISU10.0 
 9. Sacko, Lattes M.10.0 
 10. Handy, Mersin10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Temeka JOHNSON
  Dynamo K.
  (160-PG-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Johnson, Dynamo K.9.0 
 2. Turner, Dy.7.0 
 3. Volkova, Chevakata7.0 
 4. Aubert, Nantes7.0 
 5. Blands, SISU7.0 
 6. Lacy, Elitzur Ramla6.0 
 7. Snytsina, Chevaka.6.0 
 8. Yavuz, Antakya6.0 
 9. Lawson-Wade, Latt.6.0 
 10. Bimbaite, Dynamo6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nuria MARTINEZ
  Kayseri
  (175-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Martinez, Kayseri4.0 
 2. Rosseel, Young Ca.4.0 
 3. Cernakova, MBK R.4.0 
 4. Bigovic, Spartak N.4.0 
 5. Maltsi, Kayseri4.0 
 6. Doron, Elitzur Ram.3.0 
 7. Johnson, Chevakata3.0 
 8. Jovanovic, Partizan3.0 
 9. Arrondo, Nantes3.0 
 10. Milanovich, Spart.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekaterina LISINA
  Dynamo K.
  (198-C-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Lisina, Dynamo K.5.0 
 2. Popovic, Spartak N.4.0 
 3. Khomenchuk, Goriz.4.0 
 4. Alminaite, Kibirk.4.0 
 5. Alyoshkina, Olimpia3.0 
 6. Myasoedova, Dynam.2.0 
 7. Sanders, Kayseri2.0 
 8. Loginova, Dy.2.0 
 9. Tolikova, Spart.2.0 
 10. Grishaeva, Dynamo2.0 


Results and Stats from Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Chevakata - SISU 88-63
Chevakata victoriously started their EuroCup campaign. They knocked down SISU in Group A opener. Juliya Kiseleva (200-C-85) scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the hosts. Chevakata ensured a quick start. They posted a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Chevakata maintained the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts dominated in every facet of the game building a 43:24 halftime advantage. Chevakata did not loosen the grasp in the third term. The Russian team gained a 67:41 lead at the final intermission. SISU exploded with 22 points in the fourth quarter but just narrowed the deficit at the end. Jasmine Thomas (175-G-89, college: Duke) nailed 16 points, while Glory Johnson added 14 points for the hosts. Camilla Blands (180-G-85, college: Alabama) answered with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for SISU. Ida Pretzmann had 19 points in the loss.

Satu Mare - Lattes Montp. 67-77
Lattes Montpellier secured the winning start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team upset Satu Mare in Romania tonight. Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) came up with impressive 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace the visitors. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) and Fatimatou Sacko combined for 13 points in the opening quarter as Lattes Montpellier surged ahead. The visitors accumulated a 26:13 lead after the opening quarter. Satu Mare cut the deficit to just a single point 30:31 with three minutes to go in the first half. But Ana Lelas and Fatimatou Sacko ensured a 41:32 halftime lead for Montpellier. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. Satu Mare tied the score on several occasions but Fatimatou Sacko capped the period with a jumper as Montpellier grabbed a 57:55 lead. Lattes Montpellier quickly cleared off at the start of the final frame and hung on to win the game. Ana Lelas finished with 20 points, while Geraldine Robert added 13 points for the French team. Khadijah Whittington (185-F-86, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 14 points for the hosts. Dara Kovacevic and Annemarie Parau netted 12 points each in the loss.

Group B
Olimpia - Young Cats 74-75 OT
Young Cats secured a dramatic overtime victory over Olimpia at the start of the EuroCup campaign in Grodno tonight. Jasmina Rosseel (175-SG-89, college: Drexel) scored 21 points to lead the visitors. Young Cats held the Belarusian team to 14 points in the opening quarter. The visitors posted a 5-point lead at the first break. Olimpia cut the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts got within 4 points at the interval. Olimpia almost erased the deficit in the third term. They got as close as one point at the third break. Olimpia finally pulled ahead late in the regulation. Filonchyk gave the hosts a 66:63 lead with 26 seconds remaining. However Lien Lentacker got fouled while attempting a three-pointer and sank all three attempts in cold blood to send the game into overtime. Drozd put Olimpia within reach of the victory in the extra period but Lien Lentacker stepped up for Young Cats once again as her three-pointer sealed the deal. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) netted 17 points, while Sofie Hendrickx added 11 points for the visitors. Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) answered with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Olimpia. Maryia Papova had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

TED Ankara - Union Hainaut 51-82
Union Hainaut posted the initial win in EuroCup Group B. They fired past TED Ankara in Turkey. Romina Ciappina (178-G/F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Union Hainaut eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The French side boosted the gap at 5-point mark at halftime 34:39. The third quarter became crucial in this one. Union Hainaut went on a 25:11 rally to open a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Union Hainaut held their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth period and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Stefanie Murphy (192-F/C-89, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Vera Perostiyska and Laura Garcia added 12 points apiece in the win. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) answered with 22 points for TED Ankara. Duygu Firat chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Group C
Mersin - Tarbes 68-80
Tarbes opened win count in EuroCup season. The French team brought the victory from the trip to Turkey. They outgunned Mersin for 1-0 record in Group C. Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, college: Georgia) nailed 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Tarbes surged ahead early in the game. They registered a 20:11 lead after ten minutes. The visitors dominated in the second quarter. Tarbes accounted for a 39:27 halftime lead. Mersin cut the distance in the third term. The hosts managed to pull within 11 points at the final intermission. But Tarbes dropped 22 points in the fourth stanza and secured a confident win at the end. Jovana Rad (187-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 16 points, while Lauren Ervin added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Chantelle Handy (191-C-87, college: Marshall) answered with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mersin. Seda Erdogan finished with 16 points in the loss.

Spartak N. - Belfius Namur 63-43
Spartak Noginsk celebrated the first win at the EuroCup season. They knocked down Belfius Namur at home court for 1-0 record in Group C. Anna Tolikova (19-C-86) provided 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Spartak Noginsk pulled ahead in the second frame. The Russian team ensured a 21:6 run to gain a comfortable 34:19 halftime advantage. Spartak maintained the lead throughout the third term. They piled up a 53:34 advantage heading into the fourth stanza. Namur scored just 9 points in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) nailed 16 points, while Marina Ivanova contributed 14 points for the hosts. Andrijana Vasovic (186-F/C-83) answered with 13 points for Namur. Julie Wojta had 12 points in the loss.

Group D
Dynamo-GUVD - Sint Katelijne 91-57
Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) scored 24 points and Dynamo-GUVD clinched the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Sint-Katelijne in Novosibirsk. Dynamo-GUVD led from the starting minutes. The hosts accounted for a 24:15 lead at the first break. The Russian team continued to pile up the advantage in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 17 points 45:28. Dynamo-GUVD outgunned Sint-Katelijne 23:13 in the third term to gain a 27-point lead at the final break. The hosts did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end. Anastasiya Shilova (185-G/F-91) provided 16 points, while Yvonne Turner added 11 points for the hosts. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) and Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) answered with 16 points each for Sint-Katelijne.

Wasserburg - Nantes 68-81
Nantes Reze ensured a perfect start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team brought victory from Wasserburg. Isis Arrondo (166-PG-89) nailed 15 points to lead the charge. Nantes Reze ensured a storming start to the game. They accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Nantes maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The French team ensured a 49:33 halftime advantage. Nantes deepened the margin in the third quarter. The visitors piled up a massive 25-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Wasserburg showed character in the fourth period scoring 23 points and cutting the deficit but Nantes obviously had no problems securing the victory. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) and Gunta Basko had 13 points each for the winning side. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Wasserburg. Stina Barnert and Rebecca Thoresen nailed 12 points each in the loss.

Group E
Gorizont - Kayseri 78-73
Gorizont got the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Kayseri in the opener. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored 20 points to pace the hosts. It was a close game from start to finish. The teams were tied t 19 after ten minutes. Kayseri pulled ahead in the second quarter. The Turkish team eked out a 39:38 halftime advantage. Gorizont turned things around in the third quarter. The Belarusian team went on a 22:15 run to surge ahead. The hosts entered the fourth frame up by six points 60:54. Horizont opened a double-digit lead midway through the fourth frame. Kayseri cut the deficit back to 4 points but Horizont hung on to win the battle. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) finished with 18 points, while Natalia Anufryienka added 17 points for the hosts. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas) responded with 29 points for Kayseri. Nicky Anosike and LaToya Sanders had 14 points each in the loss.

Group F
Dynamo K. - Botas 79-64
Dynamo Kursk victoriously opened their EuroCup campaign. They prevailed against Botas at home court. Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) accounted for 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Dynamo Kursk unleashed 26 points in the first quarter. They built a 10-point lead after ten minutes. Botas however picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The Turkish team narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at the big break 36:39. Dynamo Kursk were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They limited Botas to 9 points in the quarter and gained a 13-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Dynamo kept their opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Natalia Vodopiyanova (190-PF-81) nailed 15 points, while Ausra Bimbaite and Maria Cherepanova had 10 points each for Dynamo. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) answered with 17 points for Botas. Burcu Cigil chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Group G
Partizan - Landes 77-57
Partizan Galenika celebrated the first win in EuroCup season. The Serbian powerhouse outscored Basket Landes in Belgrade in Group G opener. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86) nailed 15 points for Partizan. Partizan started very strong. The hosts outgunned Basket Landes 27:13 in the first ten minutes. The French team stopped the rot in the second quarter. They adjusted their game and narrowed the deficit at 13-point mark 30:43 at halftime. Partizan did not allow Basket Landes too close in the third term. The hosts ensured a 16-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter 61:45. Partizan limited the visitors to just 12 points in the final frame and sealed the victory. Marina Mandic (191-G-83) provided 13 points, while Milica Dabovic added 12 points for the winners. Valeriane Ayayi (185-F-94) answered with 15 points for Basket Landes. Anais Le Gluher had 9 points in defeat.

Dynamo M. - VS Praha 83-40
Dynamo Moscow claimed the opening win at the EuroCup season. They thumped VS Praha in the Russian capital. Tatiana Vidmer (191-C-86) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Dynamo Moscow showed their ambitions in the opening quarter. The hosts held the Czech team to just 3 points and earned a comfortable 25-point lead. Dynamo stretched the margin in the second frame. The hosts piled up an insurmountable 50:12 halftime lead. Dynamo maintained the pressure throughout the third term. They accumulated a 71:26 lead at the final intermission. VS Praha sweetened the pill outscoring Dynamo in the fourth frame. Laura Harper (195-F/C-86, college: Maryland) netted 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Tatyana Abrikosova added 9 points in the victory. Petra Reisingerova (195-C-73) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds for VS Praha. Karolina Elhotova had 11 points in the loss.

Group H
MBK Ruzomb. - Kibirkstis-Tiche 54-59
Kibirkstis-Tiche gained the first success at the EuroCup season. They knocked down MBK Ruzomberok in Slovak Republic to clinch the first win in Group H. Kristina Vengryte (186-C-81) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners. The teams traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 18:18 after ten minutes. The Lithuanian team surged ahead in the second frame. Kibirkstis-Tiche accounted for a 34:24 halftime lead. MBK Ruzomberok cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts limited their opponents at 10 points and entered the fourth frame trailing by 9 points. Ruzomberok got within three points 51:54 with under three minutes remaining in regulation. However Valentiene and Daniels scored key four points to give Kibirkstis-Tiche a 58:52 lead with 34 seconds to go. The visitors hung on to clinch the victory. Kristina Alminaite (205-C-90) provided 10 points, while Lina Pikciute had 8 points in the win. Ruzomberok answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds from Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV). Katarina Tetemondova had 12 points in the loss.

Antakya - Elitzur Ramla 69-63
Antakya registered the opening win at the EuroCup season. They held off visiting Elitzur Ramla in Group H. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) came up with 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace the home team. Elitzur Ramla surged ahead in the first frame. The Israeli team gained a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the battle. Antakya turned things around in the second quarter. The Turkish side denied the deficit and pulled in front for a 37:34 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Antakya ensured a 3-point advantage at the final break. Stricklen gave the hosts an 8-point lead with just over two minutes remaining and Antakya hung on to win the game. Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86, college: Wisconsin) provided 16 points, while Jana Vesela added 15 points for the winners. Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) answered with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Ramla. Shay Doron had 14 points in the loss.



Sacko number one in Eurocup for round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Forward Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Lattes Montp., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds, while her team beat Satu Mare (#3, 0-1) 77-67. Sacko has many years of experience at Lattes Montp., through which he has constantly improved. Fatimatou Sacko has solid league stats. She is league's best scorer averaging so far 30.0ppg. Sacko is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 70.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Russian Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) of Olimpia. Alyoshkina had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Olimpia was edged in overtime by Young Cats (1-0) 75-74. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Alyoshkina is well-known at Olimpia and is a proven leader in her second season with the team. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#4). She also registered 12.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Camilla Blands (180-G-85) of SISU (#4). Blands showcased her all-around game by recording 15 points, ten rebounds and seven assists in the last round. Despite Blands' great performance SISU lost 63-88 to Chevakata. But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. SISU can only dream about fighting for top spots in group A.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-C-89) of Gorizont - 13 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) of Elitzur Ramla - 19 points and 10 rebounds
6. Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) of Dynamo-GUVD - 24 points and 9 rebounds
7. Angelica Robinson (197-F-87) of Tarbes - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86) of Kayseri - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Courtney Paris (191-C-87) of Botas - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90) of Antakya - 20 points and 10 rebounds

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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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings (Women)

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Bourges 1-0 
 2. Spartak V MR 1-0 
 3. UNI SEAT 1-0 
 4. Rivas Ecopolis 0-0 
 5. Frisco Sika 0-1 
 6. Tarsus Bld 0-1 
 7. Wisla Can-Pak 0-1 
Group B
 1. Familia Schio 1-0 
 2. Nadezhda O. 1-0 
 3. UNIQA Eurol. 1-0 
 4. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 5. Arras 0-1 
 6. Good Angels 0-1 
 7. Targoviste 0-1 
Group C
 1. Galatasaray 1-0 
 2. Mondeville 1-0 
 3. Perfumerias 1-0 
 4. UMMC 0-0 
 5. CCC Polkowice 0-1 
 6. Novi Zagreb 0-1 
 7. USK Praha 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 24: Spartak V MR - Tarsus Bld 88-81
Oct. 25: UNI Gyor - IMOS Brno 72-70
Oct. 24: Bourges - Wisla Can-Pak 61-55

B

Oct. 24: Targoviste - Familia Schio 75-76
Oct. 24: Nadezhda O. - Good Angels 70-65
Oct. 24: UNIQA Eurol. - Arras 56-52

C

Oct. 24: CCC Polkowice - Mondeville 82-86 OT
Oct. 24: USK Praha - Perfumerias 56-62
Oct. 24: Novi Zagreb - Galatasaray 48-79

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 31: Wisla Can-Pak - UNI Gyor
Oct. 31: Spartak V MR - Bourges
Oct. 31: Rivas Ecopolis - Tarsus Bld

B

Oct. 31: Good Angels - UNIQA Eurol.
Oct. 31: Fenerbahce - Targoviste
Nov. 1: Familia Schio - Nadezhda O.

C

Oct. 30: Perfumerias - CCC Polkowice
Oct. 31: Galatasaray - USK Praha
Oct. 31: UMMC - Novi Zagreb


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Spartak .
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Dupree, Spartak26.0 
 2. Robinson, Tarsus B.22.0 
 3. Bonner, Nadezhda22.0 
 4. Ogwumike, CCC P.21.0 
 5. Coulibaly, Mondevi.21.0 
 6. Peckova, IMOS B.21.0 
 7. Lassiter, Mondevil.19.0 
 8. Eldebrink, Bourges18.0 
 9. Macchi, Familia Sc.18.0 
 10. Quigley, Good Ang.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sylvia FOWLES
  Galatasa.
  (198-C-85)
  Avg: 16
 1. Fowles, Galatasa.16.0 
 2. Pascua, Perfumer.13.0 
 3. Tikhonenko, Targo.12.0 
 4. Robbins, Targoviste12.0 
 5. Sulciute, Perfumer.11.0 
 6. Vaughn, USK Praha11.0 
 7. Milovanovic, UNIQA11.0 
 8. Petrovic, Spartak11.0 
 9. Sapova, Nadezhda10.0 
 10. Lyttle, Galatasar.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Natalie HURST
  UNI Gyor
  (164-PG-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Hurst, UNI Gyor10.0 
 2. Sottana, Familia9.0 
 3. Dimitrakou, Bourg.6.0 
 4. Palau, CCC P.6.0 
 5. Babkina, Targoviste6.0 
 6. Ouvina, Wisla C.6.0 
 7. Abdi, IMOS B.6.0 
 8. Konate, Mondeville5.0 
 9. Yavas, Galatasaray5.0 
 10. Dumerc, Bourges5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Galatasaray
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Lyttle, Galatasaray6.0 
 2. Ouvina, Wisla C.5.0 
 3. Bojovic, Good A.5.0 
 4. Fernandez, Perfume.4.0 
 5. Horakova, IMOS B.4.0 
 6. Dupree, Spartak3.0 
 7. Macchi, Familia Sc.3.0 
 8. De Mondt, Wisla C.3.0 
 9. Milton-Jones, Tars.3.0 
 10. Danilochkina, Nad.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zane TEILANE-TAMANE
  Nadezhda.
  (200-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Teilane-T., Nadezh.2.0 
 2. Bonner, Nadezhda2.0 
 3. Paugaite, Mondevil.2.0 
 4. Lassiter, Mondevil.2.0 
 5. Ouvina, Wisla C.1.0 
 6. Pavetic, Novi Z.1.0 
 7. Elhotova, USK Pra.1.0 
 8. Petrovic, Spartak1.0 
 9. Godin, Familia Sch.1.0 
 10. Robbins, Targovis.1.0 


Notes on Euroleague Women Week 1 - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

USO Mondeville made an impact start, beating CCC Polkowice away, while Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple)'s 26 points were essential to Spartak's victory. Lus Cristvo presents the notes on the Euroleague Women Week 1.

It's always good to start with a win, but making it away and overtime and you'll feel the happiest player in the world. Those were the feelings of USO Mondeville's team when the game finished at Polkowice. The teams still searching for their best form in the French League, but were amazing in their Euroleague Women start. The game was very balanced since the first second, but USO Mondeville's impressive defense at overtime gave them a tasty win, which turned out to be this week big surprise.

Emotions were alive at Targoviste, where the Romanian team made their first game in the competition. When, during the third quarter, CSM Targoviste reached a 6-points lead, their fans felt like living a dream. But the experimented Italian side had still something to show in the last minutes. Laura Macchi, with a 3-point shot, put Famila Schio ahead, finishing this fantastic game with a memorable play.

Candice Dupree was more than happy with their performance at the Euroleague Women opening, scoring 26 points and grabbing 8 rebounds during the Spartak's win over Tarsus. The Russian side made a fabulous first half and saw the Turkish get near during the second 20 minutes, but the North American Power Forward finished the game with an impressive mark.

Source: Whoops Magazine



Euroleague round 1 best performance: Candice Dupree - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Spartak V MR, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to her team's victory, helping them to beat Tarsus Bld 88:81.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85) of league's leader Galatasaray. Fowles had a very good evening with a double-double of 10 points and 16 rebounds. Of course she lead Galatasaray to another comfortable win outscoring Novi Zagreb 79-48.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) of league's second-best Nadezhda O.. Bonner showcased her all-around game by recording 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the first round. She was a key player of Nadezhda O., leading her team to a 70-65 win against Good Angels.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chay Shegog (196-C-90) of UNI Gyor - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Danielle Marie Robinson (175-G-89) of Tarsus Bld - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) of IMOS Brno - 21 points and 5 rebounds
7. Egle Sulciute (190-PF-85) of Perfumerias - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83) of UNI Gyor - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93) of Targoviste - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Naignouma Coulibaly (191-C-89) of Mondeville - 21 points and 6 rebounds

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



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Women

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 24: Catz - PeKa 93-77
Oct. 24: FoA - BC Nokia 89-67
Oct. 25: HyPo - Honka 62-75

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 27: Huima - FoA
Oct. 27: Kerava - BC Nokia
Oct. 27: ToPo - HoNsU


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Melissa JELTEMA
  Honka
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 30.4
 1. Jeltema, Honka30.4 
 2. Laaksonen, ToPo27.5 
 3. Campbell, PeKa25.6 
 4. Adzasu, Kerava24.0 
 5. Taylor, TuRi22.4 
 6. Holliday, Huima21.6 
 7. Anderson, Catz18.2 
 8. Jahilo, FoA18.0 
 9. Jones, Catz18.0 
 10. McKenzie, PeKa17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Niina LAAKSONEN
  ToPo
  (185-F/C-85)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Laaksonen, ToPo16.5 
 2. Robinson, Huima16.4 
 3. Land, HyPo15.2 
 4. Campbell, PeKa13.6 
 5. Taylor, TuRi11.8 
 6. McKenzie, PeKa10.6 
 7. Anderson, Catz10.5 
 8. Reshetko, Catz10.5 
 9. Jeltema, Honka10.2 
 10. Sten, HoNsU9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Sarah MILES
  FoA
  (170-PG-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miles, FoA5.0 
 2. Kesanen, ToPo4.8 
 3. Menna, BC Nokia4.0 
 4. Jones, Catz3.8 
 5. Anderson, Catz3.7 
 6. Pounds, PeKa3.5 
 7. Lehtoranta, PeKa3.2 
 8. Adzasu, Kerava3.0 
 9. Jeltema, Honka2.8 
 10. Hedderson, TuRi2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rosetta ADZASU
  Kerava
  (165-G-90)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Adzasu, Kerava5.2 
 2. Jackson, HoNsU5.0 
 3. Lukkarinen, Kerava3.6 
 4. McKenzie, PeKa3.4 
 5. Jones, Catz3.3 
 6. Jeltema, Honka3.2 
 7. Hyvarinen, BC Nokia3.2 
 8. Miles, FoA3.0 
 9. Lehtoranta, PeKa2.8 
 10. Anderson, Catz2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Korinne CAMPBELL
  PeKa
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Campbell, PeKa2.0 
 2. Sten, HoNsU2.0 
 3. Tattari, Kerava1.3 
 4. Reshetko, Catz1.2 
 5. Jeltema, Honka1.2 
 6. Greenleaf, Honka1.0 
 7. Byrd, PeKa0.8 
 8. Kilpinen, HyPo0.8 
 9. Vapamaa, Catz0.8 
 10. Laaksonen, ToPo0.8 


SM-sarja Round 6: Catz Lappeenranta defeats Peli-Karhut in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of SM-sarja and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

An interesting game for Catz Lappeenranta (6-0) which hosted in Lappeenranta 3rd ranked Peli-Karhut (3-2). Top-ranked Catz Lappeenranta had an easy win 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Catz Lappeenranta. Peli-Karhut managed to win fourth quarter 29-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Peli-Karhut's 28. Catz Lappeenranta forced 24 Peli-Karhut turnovers. It was a good game for American Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) who led her team to a victory with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The other American import swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) contributed with 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Reetta Piipari (170-80, college: Xavier) replied with 17 points and 4 steals for Peli-Karhut. Undefeated Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 6-0 record. Peli-Karhut at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Huima and FoA. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked BC Nokia is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Forssan Alku (3-2) 89-67. The former international power forward Laura Saarinen (187-92) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Henna Salomaa chipped in 27 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Shakara Jones (187-88, college: Missouri) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. BC Nokia's coach Antti Hyvarinen gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Forssan Alku moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Huima and PeKa. Newly promoted BC Nokia still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with TuRi. Forssan Alku will play against Aanekosken (#5) in Aanekoski in the next round. BC Nokia will play on the road against Kerava Energia Team (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Honka (5-0) played at the court of 8th ranked HyPo (1-4). Honka defeated HyPo 75-62 on Thursday. American players dominated the game. Melissa Jeltema notched a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds by Kathlyn Varno did not help to save the game for HyPo. Undefeated Honka have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Honka maintains second position with 5-0 record behind leader Catz. HyPo lost third consecutive game. HyPo at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kerava. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



HyPo - Honka 62-75

The game in was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Honka (5-0) played at the court of 8th ranked HyPo (1-4). Honka defeated HyPo 75-62 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Honka. HyPo managed to win second period 15-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Honka forced 25 HyPo turnovers. American players dominated the game. Guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) notched a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and forward Jordan Greenleaf (185-87, college: Auburn, agency: Gamble Sports Management) supported her with 6 points and 13 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds by forward Kathlyn Varno (185-88, college: Wofford) did not help to save the game for HyPo. Power forward Amber Land (188-85, college: E.Michigan) added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Honka have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Honka maintains second position with 5-0 record behind leader Catz. HyPo lost third consecutive game. HyPo at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kerava. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
HyPo: K.Varno 17+16reb+3ast, A.Land 15+11reb+1ast, O.Jarvinen 9+1reb, V.Kesanen 7+1reb+5ast, E.Pirttinen 5+1reb, F.Kilpinen 4+5reb
Honka: M.Jeltema 29+11reb+4ast, E.Leino 11+5reb+1ast, V.Kesanen 8+1reb+1ast, E.Sipila 6+3reb+1ast, J.Greenleaf 6+13reb+1ast, E.Laaksonen 5+1reb+2ast
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FoA - BC Nokia 89-67

Bottom-ranked BC Nokia is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Forssan Alku (3-2) 89-67. The game was mostly controlled by Forssan Alku. BC Nokia was better in fourth quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forssan Alku made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Forssan Alku forced 20 BC Nokia turnovers. BC Nokia was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Laura Saarinen (187-92) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Henna Salomaa (175-89, college: Oakland) chipped in 27 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Shakara Jones (187-88, college: Missouri) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and forward Nina Hyvarinen (175-80) scored 23 points and 4 steals. Four BC Nokia players scored in double figures. BC Nokia's coach Antti Hyvarinen gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Forssan Alku moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Huima and PeKa. Newly promoted BC Nokia still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with TuRi. Forssan Alku will play against Aanekosken (#5) in Aanekoski in the next round. BC Nokia will play on the road against Kerava Energia Team (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: N.Hyvarinen 23+3reb, K.Menna 11+5ast, S.Jones 11+13reb+2ast, A.Franklin 10+6reb+3ast, E.Menna 9+1reb, E.Runsas 2+3ast
FoA: H.Salomaa 27+3reb+1ast, L.Saarinen 17+13reb+4ast, H.Koponen 16+4reb+3ast, N.Jarvikangas 9+6reb+3ast, S.Miles 9+10reb+8ast, S.Helenius 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 194799


Catz - PeKa 93-77

An interesting game for Catz Lappeenranta (6-0) which hosted in Lappeenranta 3rd ranked Peli-Karhut (3-2). Top-ranked Catz Lappeenranta had an easy win 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Catz Lappeenranta. Peli-Karhut managed to win fourth quarter 29-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Peli-Karhut's 28. Catz Lappeenranta forced 24 Peli-Karhut turnovers. It was a good game for American Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) who led her team to a victory with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The other American import swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Reetta Piipari (170-80, college: Xavier) replied with 17 points and 4 steals and international guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-91) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Peli-Karhut. Four Catz Lappeenranta and five Peli-Karhut players scored in double figures. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 6-0 record. Peli-Karhut at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Huima and FoA. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
PeKa: R.Piipari 17+3reb+3ast, A.Pounds 15+3reb+1ast, K.Campbell 14+6reb, L.Lehtoranta 13+4reb+5ast, N.Byrd 10+11reb, M.McKenzie 8+8reb+1ast
Catz: C.Jones 25+7reb+7ast, A.Anderson 22+12reb+3ast, J.Reshetko 18+9reb+4ast, H.Vapamaa 13+1reb+3ast, K.Summala 6+2reb, L.Aaltonen 5+1reb
gschID: 194798



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  FRANCE   


EuroCup: Wasserburg surrender against visiting Nantes Reze - by Eurobasket News

Wasserburg - Nantes Reze 68:81

Nantes Reze ensured a perfect start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team brought victory from Wasserburg. Isis Arrondo (166-PG-89) nailed 15 points to lead the charge. Nantes Reze ensured a storming start to the game. They accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Nantes maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The French team ensured a 49:33 halftime advantage. Nantes deepened the margin in the third quarter. The visitors piled up a massive 25-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Wasserburg showed character in the fourth period scoring 23 points and cutting the deficit but Nantes obviously had no problems securing the victory. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) and Gunta Basko (181-F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Siena) had 13 points each for the winning side. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Wasserburg. Stina Barnert (174-G-89) and Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) nailed 12 points each in the loss.

Wasserburg: Anne Breitreiner 16, Stina Barnert 12, Rebecca Thoresen 12
Nantes Reze: Isis Arrondo 15, Viktoria Mircheva 13, Gunta Basko 13



EuroCup: Lattes Montpellier bring victory from Satu Mare - by Eurobasket News

Satu Mare - Lattes Montpellier 67:77

Lattes Montpellier secured the winning start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team upset Satu Mare in Romania tonight. Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) came up with impressive 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace the visitors.
Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) and Fatimatou Sacko combined for 13 points in the opening quarter as Lattes Montpellier surged ahead. The visitors accumulated a 26:13 lead after the opening quarter. Satu Mare cut the deficit to just a single point 30:31 with three minutes to go in the first half. But Ana Lelas and Fatimatou Sacko ensured a 41:32 halftime lead for Montpellier. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. Satu Mare tied the score on several occasions but Fatimatou Sacko capped the period with a jumper as Montpellier grabbed a 57:55 lead. Lattes Montpellier quickly cleared off at the start of the final frame and hung on to win the game. Ana Lelas finished with 20 points, while Geraldine Robert (183-F-80) added 13 points for the French team. Khadijah Whittington (185-F-86, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 14 points for the hosts. Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) and Annemarie Parau (170-G-84) netted 12 points each in the loss.

Satu Mare: Khadijah Whittington 14, Dara Kovacevic 12, Annemarie Parau 12
Lattes Montpellier: Fatimatou Sacko 30+10 boards, Ana Lelas 20, Geraldine Robert 13



EuroCup: Union Hainaut upset TED Ankara - by Eurobasket News

TED Ankara - Union Hainaut 51:82

Union Hainaut posted the initial win in EuroCup Group B. They fired past TED Ankara in Turkey. Romina Ciappina (178-G/F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors.
The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Union Hainaut eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The French side boosted the gap at 5-point mark at halftime 34:39. The third quarter became crucial in this one. Union Hainaut went on a 25:11 rally to open a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Union Hainaut held their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth period and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Stefanie Murphy (192-F/C-89, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Vera Perostiyska (195-C-82, college: FIU) and Laura Garcia (176-G-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 12 points apiece in the win. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) answered with 22 points for TED Ankara. Duygu Firat (189-F-90, agency: 1x1 Sports) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

TED Ankara: Ana Dabovic 22, Duygu Firat 11
Union Hainaut: Romina Ciappina 20, Stefanie Murphy 14+12 boards, Vera Perostiyska 12, Laura Garcia 12



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  GERMANY   


Saarlouis Royals reach third round of DBBL Cup - by Marsha Owusu Gyamfi

Royals win the 2nd round DBBL Cup game in Hofheim against the Rhein-Main Baskets II 83:55. After a significant league victory in Trier (87:47) on saturday evening, the TV Saarlouis Royals won against Rhein -Main Baskets II with 83:55 (44:3). The team from headcoach Ren Spandauw drag into the 3rd Round one of the DBBL Cup.

In the 1st quarter the Royals dominated against the current bottom team of the 2. DBBL-Nord with 23:8. The 2nd period wasn't that good, but the Royals still took it with 23:21. Just like in the previos games Saarlouis Royals had a pretty good 3rd quarter, played well after halftime break, increased the defense and ended a 12:2-Run into a 23 point lead (56:33).

The WNBL-players Therre Sarah (16) and Kira Barra completed (14), as well as Laura Ipskamp (18) played their first minutes in the Bundesliga team. Once again the US-American Merideth Marsh (169-PG-88, college: Vanderbilt) was the topscorer with 21 points for the Saarlouis Royals.





EuroCup: Wasserburg surrender against visiting Nantes Reze - by Eurobasket News

Wasserburg - Nantes Reze 68:81

Nantes Reze ensured a perfect start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team brought victory from Wasserburg. Isis Arrondo (166-PG-89) nailed 15 points to lead the charge. Nantes Reze ensured a storming start to the game. They accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Nantes maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The French team ensured a 49:33 halftime advantage. Nantes deepened the margin in the third quarter. The visitors piled up a massive 25-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Wasserburg showed character in the fourth period scoring 23 points and cutting the deficit but Nantes obviously had no problems securing the victory. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) and Gunta Basko (181-F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Siena) had 13 points each for the winning side. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Wasserburg. Stina Barnert (174-G-89) and Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) nailed 12 points each in the loss.

Wasserburg: Anne Breitreiner 16, Stina Barnert 12, Rebecca Thoresen 12
Nantes Reze: Isis Arrondo 15, Viktoria Mircheva 13, Gunta Basko 13



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

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

Romy Baer
Romy Baer
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France). She led Lyon to a victory over the league outsider Villeneuve D'Ascq (1-4) 89-75 in the French LFB in Saturday night's game. Baer was MVP of the game. She scored 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 4 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. Union Lyon Basket Feminin (3-2) is placed fifth in the LFB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Baer has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the five games she played so far. She played for the German senior national team years ago.

Petra Glaser
Petra Glaser
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Petra Glaser (196-81, college: Long Beach St., currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Damligan. Glaser could not help Kvarnby (2-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite her very good performance Kvarnby was defeated 80-74 at home by the lower-ranked Udominate (#9). Glaser was the second best scorer with 15 points. She also added 7 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Glaser has relatively solid stats: 13.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 43.2%. She is in the roster of the German senior national team.

Lisa Koop
Lisa Koop
   #3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A1. Koop was not able to help Pall.Pozzuoli (0-2) in their last game. Despite her good performance Pall.Pozzuoli lost 65-80 on the road to the leading Orvieto. Koop scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Koop's first year with the team. This season she averages: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg in the two games. Koop played for the German national team years ago.

Lea Mersch
Lea Mersch
   #4. Guard Lea Mersch (170-87, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for DSK Karlin (2-4) in their game against IMOS Brno (6-1) in the Czech Republic ZBL. Her contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game. Mersch recorded only 2 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. DSK Karlin was crushed 85-53 in Brno by the second-ranked IMOS. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Mersch's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg. She is also German national team player.

Nadine Grieb
Nadine Grieb
   #5. Former U20 international center Nadine Grieb (184-87, currently plays in Luxembourg) couldn't help AB Contern (2-2) in their game against Musel Pikes (2-3) in the Luxembourg Diekirch League, despite her very good performance last Saturday. Grieb had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 13 rebounds in 38 minutes. But AB Contern lost 53-67 in Stadrbredimus to the lower-ranked (#5) Musel Pikes. . Grieb is currently seventh on the league's list of top scorers with 19.3ppg. This year she also averages: 7.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg in the four games. Grieb used to play for the German U20 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
Melina Muller (175-F-81) plays for MBK Eurl.Vasas in Hungarian A Division
Pauline Schulz (180-F-88) plays for SISU in Danish Dameligaen
Eva Schonecker (180-G/F-81) plays for AB Contern in Luxembourg Diekirch League
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
Angelica Partyka (183-F/C-96) plays for Basel in Swiss LNA



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

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

Evanthia Maltsi
Evanthia Maltsi
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international forward Evanthia Maltsi (180-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Turkey). She led Kayseri to a victory over the 12th-ranked Istanbul Universitesi (0-1) 71-65 in the Turkish TKBL in Saturday night's game. Maltsi was MVP of the game. She recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Kayseri this season. Her team is placed fifth in the TKBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Maltsi is currently sixth on the league's list of top scorers with 18 points. She played for the Greek senior national team years ago.

Olga Chatzinikolaou
Olga Chatzinikolaou
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Olga Chatzinikolaou (181-81, currently plays in Spain). Chatzinikolaou contributed to a Caja Rural's victory against the closely-ranked Hondarribia-Irun (1-1) 96-86 in the Spanish LFB last Saturday. She scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Tintos de Toro Caja Rural Zamora (1-1) is placed fourth in the LFB. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Chatzinikolaou's first year with the team. Chatzinikolaou has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 42.9%. She played for the Greek national team in 2012.

Zoi Dimitrakou
Zoi Dimitrakou
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Zoi Dimitrakou (188-87, also represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Euroleague). Dimitrakou helped her French team Bourges win their game against the seventh-ranked Wisla Can-Pak (0-1) 61-55 in the Euroleague on Wednesday night. She recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 31 minutes. It was his first game for Bourges this season. Her team is placed first in the Euroleague. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Dimitrakou is ranked fifth on the list of the best passers in the league with 6 assists. She played for the Greek national team three years ago.

Peli Papamichail
Peli Papamichail
   #4. Power forward Peli Papamichail (189-86, another player represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Ragusa's victory against the eighth-ranked T. La Spezia (1-1) 66-53 in the Italian A2 (12th division) in Sunday night's game. Papamichail recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds. Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa (3-0) is placed first in South group. So far her team won all three games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Papamichail has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.3spg. She used to play for the Greek national team earlier this year.

Katerina Sotiriou
Katerina Sotiriou
   #5. International forward Katerina Sotiriou (186-84, agency: FCM, currently plays in Spain) managed to help UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona in a victory against the closely-ranked Gran Canaria (1-1) 63-55 in the Spanish LFB last Saturday. Sotiriou scored only 4 points in 20 minutes. UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona (2-0) is placed second in the LFB. . It's Sotiriou's first season with the team. This year she averages: 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg in the two games she played so far. Sotiriou used to play for the Greek national team earlier this year.

Stefanie Murphy
Stefanie Murphy
   #6. Power forward Stefanie Murphy (192-89, college: Boston Coll., currently plays in France) helped Union Hainaut edge the closely-ranked Tarbes (1-4) 52-50 in the French LFB on Saturday night. She scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (1-4) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the LFB. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. . Murphy has reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg and 7.6rpg. She is a naturalized American. Despite Murphy played previously for the USA national team, she is also a former international player as she played for the Greek senior team two years ago. Strangely Murphy has never played in Greece.

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

   #1. Vicky Volonaki (179-F-80, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB could not help Conquero (0-2) to beat Jopisa Burgos (1-1). She scored 8 points and added 6 passes in 23 minutes. The bottom-ranked Conquero was badly defeated 80-61 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) Jopisa Burgos. . Volonaki is currently fifth on the list of best passers with 4.0apg. She also averaged so far 7.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games she played so far.

Other top Greek players, who play abroad:

Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83) plays for Bourges in French LFB
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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Standings - Women

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 25: Cegledi EKK - PEAC-PECS 71-88
Oct. 27: BSE-FCSM - UNIQA Eurol.
Oct. 27: Atomeromu - Bacsbasket
Oct. 27: DKSK - MBK Eurl.Vasas
Oct. 28: ZTE NKK - UNI Gyor


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brittainey RAVEN
  DKSK
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Raven, DKSK23.3 
 2. Milovanovic, UNIQA18.3 
 3. Balint, Atomeromu18.2 
 4. Mrozinska, Cegledi17.0 
 5. Vida, ZTE N.16.0 
 6. Johnson, UNIQA E.16.0 
 7. Scekic, Atomeromu15.0 
 8. Dorogobuzova, Bac.14.0 
 9. Nagy-Bujdoso, UNI13.2 
 10. Rasheed, UNI Gyor12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shenise JOHNSON
  UNIQA E.
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Johnson, UNIQA E.8.3 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.7.7 
 3. Sanford, DKSK7.3 
 4. Kublina, UNI Gyor7.0 
 5. Shegog, UNI Gyor7.0 
 6. Nagy-Bujdoso, UNI6.6 
 7. Brumermane, Bacsb.6.5 
 8. Dorogobuzova, Bac.6.5 
 9. Barbour, PE.6.4 
 10. Skoric, DKSK6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diana FURESZ
  PE.
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Furesz, PE.3.8 
 2. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.3.8 
 3. Medgyessy, Cegledi3.7 
 4. Szalay, ZTE N.3.6 
 5. Szelesy, ZTE N.3.6 
 6. Torok, Bacsbasket3.3 
 7. Katona, MBK E.3.3 
 8. Raven, DKSK3.0 
 9. Koch, MBK E.3.0 
 10. Bozoki, DKSK2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Virag SZALAY
  ZTE N.
  (172-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Szalay, ZTE N.2.6 
 2. Gensler, ZTE N.2.6 
 3. Johnson, UNIQA E.2.5 
 4. Sanford, DKSK2.5 
 5. Vukov, BSE-.2.5 
 6. Torok, Bacsbasket2.5 
 7. Theodorean, Atome.2.4 
 8. Zavecz, UNIQA E.2.4 
 9. Barbour, PE.2.3 
 10. Raven, DKSK2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy JAESCHKE
  PE.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Jaeschke, PE.1.7 
 2. Svitlica, Atomeromu1.5 
 3. Teilane, UNIQA E.1.3 
 4. Barnai, MBK E.1.2 
 5. Sanford, DKSK1.2 
 6. Hatar, MBK E.1.0 
 7. Shegog, UNI Gyor1.0 
 8. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.1.0 
 9. Mansare, MBK E.0.8 
 10. Hegedus, BSE-.0.7 


Dora Horti selected the top Hungarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Dora Horti
Dora Horti
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Dora Horti (193-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Poland. She could not help Wisla Can-Pak (0-1) in their last game. Despite Horti's very good performance the seventh-placed Wisla Can-Pak lost 55-61 on the road to the leading Bourges in the group A of Euroleague. She was the top scorer with 15 points. Horti also added 5 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Wisla Can-Pak this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Horti played for the Hungarian senior national team years ago.

Allie Quigley
Allie Quigley
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Allie Quigley (180-86, college: De Paul, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Slovakia. She was not able to help Good Angels (0-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Quigley's very good performance Good Angels (#6) was defeated 70-65 in Orenburg by the second-ranked Nadezhda in the group B of Euroleague. She was the top scorer with 17 points. It was his first game for Good Angels this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Quigley played for the Hungarian national team in 2012.

Anna Vadja
Anna Vadja
   #3. The Hungarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Anna Vadja (191-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Turkey). She contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Edremit (0-1) crushing them 69-39 in the Turkish TKBL on Sunday night. Vadja recorded 8 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes. It was his first game for Samsun this season. Her team is placed fifth in the TKBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Vadja is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 13 rebounds. She played for the Hungarian national team years ago.

Katalin Honti
Katalin Honti
   #4. Guard Katalin Honti (177-87, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point Rivas Ecopolis' victory against the ninth-ranked Perfumerias Avenida (0-1) 74-72 in the Spanish LFB in Saturday night's game. Honti scored 9 points and added 6 passes. Rivas Ecopolis (2-0) is placed first in the LFB. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Honti's first season with the team. Honti is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers. She has very reliable stats this season: 11.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.0apg. Honti used to play for the Hungarian national team earlier this year.

Hajnalka Szlimak
Hajnalka Szlimak
   #5. Former international forward Hajnalka Szlimak (182-82, currently plays in Romania) led Satu Mare to a victory over the 11th-ranked Olimpia (1-5) crushing them 89-47 in the Romanian Division A last Wednesday. She was MVP of the game. Szlimak scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. CSM Satu Mare (7-1) is placed first in the Division A. It was her team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. . This year Szlimak averages: 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1spg in the eight games she played so far. She used to play for the Hungarian national team two years ago.

Viktoria Vincze
Viktoria Vincze
   #6. Center Viktoria Vincze (189-87, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an Wildcats Wolfenbuettel's surprising victory against the league leader Don Bosco Bamberg 77-60 in the German DBBL in Saturday night's game. She recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes. BC Wildcats Wolfenbuettel (2-2) is placed eighth in the DBBL. . This year Vincze's overall stats are: 6.0ppg and 3.3rpg in the three games. She is a former university international player as she played for the Hungarian team three years ago.

Bernadett Nemeth
Bernadett Nemeth
   #7. Former international guard Bernadett Nemeth (173-80, currently plays in France) managed to help Union Lyon Basket Feminin to win against the league outsider Villeneuve D'Ascq (1-4) 89-75 in the French LFB last Saturday. Nemeth scored only 2 points. It was his first game for Lyon this season. Her team is placed fifth in the LFB. . Nemeth used to play for the Hungarian national team three years ago.

Judit Kajdacsi
Judit Kajdacsi
   #8. An experienced center Judit Kajdacsi (192-79, also represented by Laszlo Vinko Group, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Olimpia (1-5) crushing them 109-55 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. She scored only 4 points in 16 minutes. BC Sepsi SIC Sfantu Gheorghe (3-2) is placed fifth in the Division A. . This year Kajdacsi's total stats are: 9.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg in the five games. She used to play for the Hungarian national team back in 2010.

Ildiko Szakacs
Ildiko Szakacs
   #9. Former international forward Ildiko Szakacs (187-81, currently plays in Switzerland) was the major contributor in an Ovronnaz-Martigny Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Hope-GBA (1-2) 69-55 in the Swiss LNA in Saturday night's game. Szakacs scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Ovronnaz-Martigny Basket (2-1) is placed third in the LNA. . Szakacs has relatively good stats this season: 12.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.7spg. She used to play for the Hungarian national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Katalin Kurtozi (193-C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: St.John's, currently plays in Belgium), who plays in the Belgian Division I could not help Castors Braine (2-2) to beat BBC Kangoeroes-Boom (3-1). Kurtozi recorded only 4 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Castors Braine was badly defeated 71-53 at home by the leading BBC Kangoeroes-Boom. . Kurtozi's overall stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.5apg.

   #2. Andrea Hajdune Csaszar (200-C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Kent St., currently plays in Switzerland) managed to help Sdent Helios VS Basket in a victory against the closely-ranked Riva Basket (1-2) 69-56 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. Hajdune Csaszar scored only 4 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 34 minutes. Sdent Helios VS Basket (3-0) is placed second in the LNA. So far her team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Hajdune Csaszar has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 8.0rpg in the three games she played so far.



EuroLeague: UNI Gyor closed Round 3 with the win - by Eurobasket News

UNI Gyor - IMOS Brno 72:70

UNI Gyor closed Round 3 with the win against IMOS Brno. The Hungarian team won their opener 72:70 in the only game on Thursday.
IMOS Brno won the first period 24-21 and added 17-14 in the second period. The second half however belonged to the home side that posted two narrow victories to win the game.
Australian point guard Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Chay Shegog (196-C-90, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) added 17 points respectively for IMOS Brno in the defeat.
UNI Gyor will play against Wisla Can-Pak in Krakow in the next round. IMOS Brno will have a break next round.

IMOS Brno: Tereza Peckova 21, Nicole Ohlde 17, Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) 15
UNI Gyor: Chay Shegog 17, Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-F-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) 15, Natalie Hurst 14



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Standings - LSBL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 25: Audentes SG/N. - Tartu U. 83-49
Oct. 23: Kolibri/U-16 - Liepajas 57-59
Oct. 23: RTU-Merks - LU 56-45

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Audentes SG/N. - Cesis
Oct. 28: Rapla KK - Cesis
Oct. 30: Kolibri/U-16 - RTU-Merks
Oct. 30: Tartu U. - Eclex Tallinn
Oct. 30: Liepajas - TTT Riga


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Renate REINE
  TTT Juniores
  (180-G-94)
  Avg: 23
 1. Reine, TTT Juniores23.0 
 2. Rozenberga, TTT R.21.0 
 3. Haas, Rapla KK19.5 
 4. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.19.5 
 5. Mesila-K., Eclex T.18.3 
 6. Miil, Tallina U.18.0 
 7. Bridina, TTT Riga17.0 
 8. Krastina, TTT Riga16.7 
 9. Kosk, Rapla KK15.8 
 10. Nikolai, Eclex T.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dita ROZENBERGA
  TTT R.
  (181-F-92)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rozenberga, TTT R.13.0 
 2. Kasemagi, Auden.11.3 
 3. Audere, RTU-Merks10.8 
 4. Egle, Liepajas9.3 
 5. Peterkin, Liepajas9.3 
 6. Koster, Eclex Tall.8.7 
 7. Langina, TTT J.8.3 
 8. Perv, Tallina U.8.0 
 9. Neilande, LU7.8 
 10. Dzarcane, TTT J.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  TTT Riga
  (174-G/F-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Krastina, TTT Riga5.0 
 2. Fomina, RTU-Merks4.5 
 3. Rozenberga, TTT R.4.0 
 4. Rosenfeldt, Eclex3.7 
 5. Audere, RTU-Merks3.5 
 6. Langenfelde, RTU-.3.5 
 7. Kosk, Rapla KK3.3 
 8. Bridina, TTT Riga3.0 
 9. Ptitsona, Eclex T.3.0 
 10. Cirsa, Liepajas3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  TTT Riga
  (174-G/F-90)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Krastina, TTT Riga4.3 
 2. Rozenberga, TTT R.4.0 
 3. Cirsa, Liepajas3.7 
 4. Koster, Eclex Tall.3.3 
 5. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.3.0 
 6. Nikolai, Eclex T.2.7 
 7. Langenfelde, RTU-.2.5 
 8. Viljus, Rapla KK2.5 
 9. Maaring, Eclex T.2.3 
 10. Piibur, Auden.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Daina LAZDENIECE
  RTU-M.
  (187-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lazdeniece, RTU-M.3.0 
 2. Kasemagi, Auden.2.0 
 3. Peterkin, Liepajas1.7 
 4. Veidere, TTT Riga1.3 
 5. Cirsa, Liepajas1.3 
 6. Mesila-K., Eclex T.1.3 
 7. Langina, TTT J.1.3 
 8. Lass, Au.1.0 
 9. Dzarcane, TTT J.1.0 
 10. Zoltnere, RTU-M.0.8 


LSBL Round 4: Undefeated Kolibri/U-16 loses their first game against Liepajas - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Kolibri/U-16 (0-1) in Riga on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by sixth ranked Liepajas (2-1) 59-57. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 59-57. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Kristina Cirsa (177-87) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and power forward Sabine Egle (179-91) who added 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Digna Strautmane (188-98) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Kolibri/U-16's coach Ainars Cukste tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Liepajas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Audentes SG/N. and TTT Juniores. Newly promoted Kolibri/U-16 still closes the standings with one game lost. Liepajas is looking forward to face league's second-placed TTT Riga at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kolibri/U-16 will play against RTU-Merks (#7) in Riga and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Tartu U. (0-3) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their third consecutive match to seventh ranked Audentes SG/N. (2-1) 83-49. The winners were led by Estonian center Trine Kasemagi (190-95) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds and Ellen-Anett Poldmaa supported her with 20 points. Even 12 points and 6 rebounds by Estonian forward Kadri Uigra (183-97) did not help to save the game for Tartu U.. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Audentes SG/N. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liepajas and TTT Juniores. Tartu U. at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Tallina U.. Audentes SG/N. will play against higher ranked Cesis (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tartu U. will play against the league's leader Eclex Tallinn (#1) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Riga was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Latvijas Universitate (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked RTU-Merks (2-2). RTU-Merks defeated Latvijas Universitate 56-45 on Tuesday. Laura Audere fired a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Anete Vorma produced 9 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Latvijas Universitate's coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. RTU-Merks moved-up to seventh place. Loser Latvijas Universitate dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Rapla KK. RTU-Merks will meet Kolibri/U-16 (#10) in the next round. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks by Daina Lazdeniece of RTU-Merks.


Audentes SG/N. - Tartu U. 83-49

Bottom-ranked Tartu U. (0-3) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their third consecutive match to seventh ranked Audentes SG/N. (2-1) 83-49. The game without a history. Audentes SG/N. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Tartu U.'s 30. They outrebounded Tartu U. 49-30 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by Estonian center Trine Kasemagi (190-95) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds and Estonian point guard Ellen-Anett Poldmaa (178-94) supported her with 20 points. Four Audentes SG/N. players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 6 rebounds by Estonian forward Kadri Uigra (183-97) did not help to save the game for Tartu U.. Estonian guard Kairi Poljakov (173-90) added 10 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Audentes SG/N. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liepajas and TTT Juniores. Tartu U. at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Tallina U.. Audentes SG/N. will play against higher ranked Cesis (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tartu U. will play against the league's leader Eclex Tallinn (#1) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Audentes SG/N.: E.Poldmaa 20+3reb+3ast, J.Svilberg 17+4reb+2ast, K.Lass 15+7reb+1ast, T.Kasemagi 11+17reb, L.Kullamaa 7+4reb+3ast, G.Uprus 5+4reb+2ast
Tartu U.: K.Uigra 12+6reb+1ast, K.Poljakov 10+3reb+1ast, B.Murk 6+1reb, S.Ereli 6+3reb, A.Kask 5+2reb, J.Lilleallik 4+1reb
gschID: 201987


Kolibri/U-16 - Liepajas 57-59

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Kolibri/U-16 (0-1) in Riga on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by sixth ranked Liepajas (2-1) 59-57. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 59-57. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Kristina Cirsa (177-87) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and power forward Sabine Egle (179-91) who added 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Digna Strautmane (188-98) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Paula Strautmane (184-97) scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Kolibri/U-16's coach Ainars Cukste tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Liepajas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Audentes SG/N. and TTT Juniores. Newly promoted Kolibri/U-16 still closes the standings with one game lost. Liepajas is looking forward to face league's second-placed TTT Riga at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kolibri/U-16 will play against RTU-Merks (#7) in Riga and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Liepajas: A.Piterniece 17+5reb+1ast, K.Cirsa 17+7reb+6ast, S.Egle 10+11reb+2ast, J.Peterkin 8+11reb+1ast, A.Kruga 7+2reb+2ast, B.Jagmina 0
Kolibri/U-16: D.Strautmane 18+5reb+1ast, K.Rikveile 15+1reb, P.Strautmane 9+12reb+1ast, E.Grinberga 5+1reb, A.Betlere 4+6reb+5ast, S.Kudule 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 201985


RTU-Merks - LU 56-45

The game in Riga was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Latvijas Universitate (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked RTU-Merks (2-2). RTU-Merks defeated Latvijas Universitate 56-45 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by RTU-Merks. Latvijas Universitate managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Latvijas Universitate to just 7 points in first quarter. RTU-Merks forced 22 Latvijas Universitate turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when RTU-Merks made 7 blocks. Forward Laura Audere (178-84) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Center Daina Lazdeniece (187-89) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Anete Vorma (165-89) produced 9 points and 6 rebounds and guard Laura Purina (171-90, college: Northwestern (WY)) added 5 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Latvijas Universitate's coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. RTU-Merks moved-up to seventh place. Loser Latvijas Universitate dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Rapla KK. RTU-Merks will meet Kolibri/U-16 (#10) in the next round. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
RTU-Merks: D.Lazdeniece 22+7reb+3ast, L.Audere 14+13reb+5ast, S.Langenfelde 11+5reb+4ast, A.Fomina 9+9reb+3ast, Z.Zalite 0, L.Nelsone 0
LU: A.Vorma 9+6reb+1ast, P.Luke 6+5reb, L.Purina 5+7reb+2ast, L.Paula Berga 5+5reb+3ast, K.Stolce 4+1reb+1ast, Z.Zelenina 4+1reb
gschID: 201986



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Leah Metcalf comes to AZS Rzeszow - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

In connection with financial problems of KK ROW Rybnik Leah Metcalf (173-G-83, college: N.Carolina) decided to change the club. This American guard will continue her career in another polish club - AZS
Rzeszow. She will be first American player in the club's history.

Leah Metcalf is 29 years old point guard. She graduated North Carolina University in 2005. Then she was trying to get job in WNBA, but she failed. After that she decided to continue
her career in Europe. Leah Metcalf gained experience in Sweden, Luxembourg and France.

In 2011 she signed contract in Poland, in Energa Torun. In 32 league games she averaged 10,9 points and 4,9 assists (2nd score in the league). She won bronze medal with her
team. Before this season she joined to the KK ROW Rybnik, but in connection with financial problems of her team Leah Metcalf decided to change the club. During 5 games for
Rybnik she had been scoring 15,8 points per game.




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EuroCup: Lattes Montpellier bring victory from Satu Mare - by Eurobasket News

Satu Mare - Lattes Montpellier 67:77

Lattes Montpellier secured the winning start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team upset Satu Mare in Romania tonight. Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) came up with impressive 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace the visitors.
Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) and Fatimatou Sacko combined for 13 points in the opening quarter as Lattes Montpellier surged ahead. The visitors accumulated a 26:13 lead after the opening quarter. Satu Mare cut the deficit to just a single point 30:31 with three minutes to go in the first half. But Ana Lelas and Fatimatou Sacko ensured a 41:32 halftime lead for Montpellier. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. Satu Mare tied the score on several occasions but Fatimatou Sacko capped the period with a jumper as Montpellier grabbed a 57:55 lead. Lattes Montpellier quickly cleared off at the start of the final frame and hung on to win the game. Ana Lelas finished with 20 points, while Geraldine Robert (183-F-80) added 13 points for the French team. Khadijah Whittington (185-F-86, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 14 points for the hosts. Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) and Annemarie Parau (170-G-84) netted 12 points each in the loss.

Satu Mare: Khadijah Whittington 14, Dara Kovacevic 12, Annemarie Parau 12
Lattes Montpellier: Fatimatou Sacko 30+10 boards, Ana Lelas 20, Geraldine Robert 13



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EuroCup: Dynamo Kursk stun Botas - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk - Botas 79:64

Dynamo Kursk victoriously opened their EuroCup campaign. They prevailed against Botas at home court. Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) accounted for 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds for the hosts.
Dynamo Kursk unleashed 26 points in the first quarter. They built a 10-point lead after ten minutes. Botas however picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The Turkish team narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at the big break 36:39. Dynamo Kursk were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They limited Botas to 9 points in the quarter and gained a 13-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Dynamo kept their opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Natalia Vodopiyanova (190-PF-81) nailed 15 points, while Ausra Bimbaite (179-SG-82) and Maria Cherepanova (190-PF-87) had 10 points each for Dynamo. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) answered with 17 points for Botas. Burcu Cigil (180-G/F-90) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Dynamo Kursk: Temeka Johnson 15, Natalia Vodopiyanova 15, Ausra Bimbaite 10, Maria Cherepanova 10
Botas: Courtney Paris 17, Burcu Cigil 11



EuroCup: Dynamo-GUVD thump Sint-Katelijne - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo-GUVD - Sint-Katelijne 91:57

Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) scored 24 points and Dynamo-GUVD clinched the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Sint-Katelijne in Novosibirsk.
Dynamo-GUVD led from the starting minutes. The hosts accounted for a 24:15 lead at the first break. The Russian team continued to pile up the advantage in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 17 points 45:28. Dynamo-GUVD outgunned Sint-Katelijne 23:13 in the third term to gain a 27-point lead at the final break. The hosts did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end. Anastasiya Shilova (185-G/F-91) provided 16 points, while Yvonne Turner (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Nebraska) added 11 points for the hosts. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) and Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) answered with 16 points each for Sint-Katelijne.

Dynamo-GUVD: Natalia Myasoedova 24, Anastasiya Shilova 16, Yvonne Turner 11
Sint-Katelijne: Hind Ben Abdelkader 16, Sara Leemans 16



EuroCup: Spartak Noginsk topple Belfius Namur - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Noginsk - Belfius Namur 63:43

Spartak Noginsk celebrated the first win at the EuroCup season. They knocked down Belfius Namur at home court for 1-0 record in Group C. Anna Tolikova (19-C-86) provided 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Spartak Noginsk pulled ahead in the second frame. The Russian team ensured a 21:6 run to gain a comfortable 34:19 halftime advantage. Spartak maintained the lead throughout the third term. They piled up a 53:34 advantage heading into the fourth stanza. Namur scored just 9 points in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) nailed 16 points, while Marina Ivanova (181-SF-86) contributed 14 points for the hosts. Andrijana Vasovic (186-F/C-83) answered with 13 points for Namur. Julie Wojta (183-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) had 12 points in the loss.

Spartak Noginsk: Anna Tolikova 17+12 boards, Ekaterina Chistyakova 16, Marina Ivanova 14
Belfius Namur: Andrijana Vasovic 13, Julie Wojta 12



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Jovan Gorec is a new coach of Stara Pazova - by Dragana Vukovic

After a very bad start of season, 4-0, coach of ZKK Stara Pazova, Goran Ljaljic decided to leave. The management of the club made a quick reaction and they hired Jovan Gorec , one of the most perspective coaches in Serbia. Jovan Gorec was coach of Crvena Zvezda Beograd last season. They took first place in a regular season of Serbian League and lost against Vozdovac Beograd in quarter-finals of play offs. Jovan Gorec was a member of coaching staff of U18 NT, which won bronze medal on European Championship last summer.


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Standings - WKBL

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 25: Woori Hansae - One FX 65-48
Oct. 22: S-Birds - Winnus 62-52
Oct. 21: Woori Hansae - Bichumi 57-73
Oct. 26: Winnus - KB Stars


WKBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Young-Hui LIM
  Woori Hansae
  (178-F-80)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Lim, Woori Hansae24.7 
 2. Kang, KB Stars22.3 
 3. Lee, Bichumi18.3 
 4. Sin, Winnus17.7 
 5. Kim, One FX15.3 
 6. Beon, KB Stars14.7 
 7. Park, Woori Hansae14.3 
 8. Kim, S-Birds14.3 
 9. Park, Bichumi13.7 
 10. Han, Winnus13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jung-Ja SIN
  Winnus
  (185-C/F-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sin, Winnus11.0 
 2. Jung, KB Stars11.0 
 3. Heo, One FX11.0 
 4. Lee, Bichumi8.7 
 5. Park, Bichumi7.7 
 6. Kim, S-Birds7.7 
 7. Choi, S-Birds7.7 
 8. Lee, S-Birds7.0 
 9. Park, Woori Hansae7.0 
 10. Jeong, KB Stars7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jung-Eun PARK
  Bichumi
  (180-F-77)
  Avg: 7
 1. Park, Bichumi7.0 
 2. Beon, KB Stars6.7 
 3. Sin, Winnus4.7 
 4. Choi, S-Birds4.3 
 5. Lim, Woori Hansae3.0 
 6. Lee, S-Birds3.0 
 7. Heo, One FX3.0 
 8. Kim, S-Birds2.7 
 9. Park, Woori Hansae2.7 
 10. Ji, Woori Hansae2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Hye-Jin PARK
  Woori Hansae
  (178-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Park, Woori Hansae2.0 
 2. Kim, One FX1.7 
 3. Jung, KB Stars1.7 
 4. Go, Bichumi1.7 
 5. Ji, Woori Hansae1.3 
 6. Yang, Woori Hansae1.3 
 7. Kim, Winnus1.3 
 8. Choi, S-Birds1.3 
 9. Kang, KB Stars1.0 
 10. Lim, Woori Hansae1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Danbi KIM
  S-Birds
  (180-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kim, S-Birds2.3 
 2. Sin, Winnus2.0 
 3. Kim, Woori Hansae1.7 
 4. Lee, Bichumi1.3 
 5. Kang, S-Birds1.3 
 6. Jung, KB Stars1.3 
 7. Park, Bichumi1.0 
 8. Heo, One FX1.0 
 9. Jeong, KB Stars0.7 
 10. Park, One FX0.7 



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Standings - Damligan

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 21: Mark Basket - Udominate 71-68
Oct. 24: Telge - Mark Basket 71-62
Oct. 21: Sallen - Kvarnby 66-86
Oct. 25: Jarfalla - 08 58-56
Oct. 22: Solna Vikings - Telge 55-44

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 26: Udominate - Sallen
Oct. 27: Northland - Solna Vikings
Oct. 27: Visby - Eos
Oct. 27: Kvarnby - Norrkoping


Stats Leaders - Damligan

Points Per Game
 Ashley KEY
  Mark Basket
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Key, Mark Basket26.3 
 2. Saunders, Udomi.20.7 
 3. Egnell, Norrkoping19.0 
 4. Andersson, Solna V.17.0 
 5. Nybom, Udominate17.0 
 6. Smart, Kvarnby16.3 
 7. Brooks, Solna Viki.15.8 
 8. Hersler, Telge15.4 
 9. Robinson, Telge15.2 
 10. Munthe-G., Visby14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devona ALLGOOD
  Telge
  (191-C-90)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Allgood, Telge9.3 
 2. Andersson, Solna V.8.8 
 3. Tattersdill, Sallen8.3 
 4. Key, Mark Basket8.3 
 5. Bacon, Solna Vikin.7.3 
 6. Nordstrom, Sallen7.3 
 7. Massamba, Norrk.7.3 
 8. Robinson, Telge7.0 
 9. Brown, Kvarnby7.0 
 10. Smart, Kvarnby6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Angelique ROBINSON
  Telge
  (179-F-)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Robinson, Telge4.8 
 2. Smart, Kvarnby4.0 
 3. Nordstrom, Sallen4.0 
 4. Forsman-Goga, Tel.4.0 
 5. Key, Mark Basket3.8 
 6. Kallman, Norrkoping3.8 
 7. Broman, Mark B.3.7 
 8. Saunders, Udomi.3.3 
 9. Tornberg, Eos3.0 
 10. Brown, Kvarnby3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tamar GRUWELL
  Norrkoping
  (173-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gruwell, Norrkoping3.5 
 2. Johansson, Norrk.3.0 
 3. Tattersdill, Sallen2.8 
 4. Egnell, Norrkoping2.8 
 5. Key, Mark Basket2.8 
 6. Robinson, Telge2.8 
 7. Smart, Kvarnby2.8 
 8. Aasa, Norrkoping2.5 
 9. Nordstrom, Sallen2.3 
 10. Brooks, Solna Vik.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Katarina ANDERSSON
  Solna V.
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Andersson, Solna V.2.8 
 2. Stjarnstrom, Telge2.4 
 3. Gustavsson, Sallen2.0 
 4. Ovner, Jarfalla1.5 
 5. Hersler, Telge1.0 
 6. Von Uthmann, Eos0.7 
 7. Olheim, Telge0.6 
 8. Buaka, 080.5 
 9. Prytz, Jarfalla0.5 
 10. Alexandersso., Sa.0.5 


Damligan Round 4: #1 Telge is defeated by Solna Vikings - by Eurobasket News

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Damligan and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Telge (4-1) on the court of fourth ranked Solna Vikings on Monday night. Visitors were defeated by Solna Vikings 55-44. The game without a history. Solna Vikings led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Telge to just 3 points in first quarter. Solna Vikings held Telge to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Katarina Andersson (191-83) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Eureka Brooks (170-86, college: Florida) who added 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side American forward Angelique Robinson (179, college: JMU) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Solna Vikings (3-1) moved-up to third place. Defending champion Telge dropped to the second position with one game lost. Solna Vikings are looking forward to face Northland (#8) in Lulea in the next round where they are favorite. Telge will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Kinna. Fourth ranked Mark Basket (2-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Udominate (1-2) 71-68 on Sunday evening. The winners were led by American guard Ashley Key (177-85, college: N.Carolina St.) who scored that evening 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and Amber Petillon supported her with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Even 20 points and 4 assists by international guard Kristina Nybom (172-89) did not help to save the game for Udominate. Despite that victory Mark Basket went down to fifth position due to points difference, which they share with Kvarnby and Sallen. Udominate at the other side dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. Mark Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Udominate will play at home against Sallen (#7) in Uppsala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Sallen (2-2) against ninth ranked Kvarnby (2-2) on Sunday night. Host Sallen was crushed by Kvarnby in Uppsala 86-66. Brittany Smart fired 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Agnes Nordstrom produced 21 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kvarnby moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Mark Basket and Sallen. Kvarnby will meet at home league's leader Norrkoping Dolphins in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sallen will play against Udominate (#9) in Umea and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Telge. Third ranked host Telge (4-1) defeated 4th ranked Mark Basket (2-2) 71-62. It was a very good performance for Angelique Robinson who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Mark Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Jarfalla has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat 08 Stockholm (0-4) 58-56 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Taneisha Harrison who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. Jarfalla (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place. It was 08 Stockholm's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



Jarfalla - 08 58-56

Jarfalla has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat 08 Stockholm (0-4) 58-56 on Thursday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Jarfalla forced 23 08 Stockholm turnovers. Strangely 08 Stockholm outrebounded Jarfalla 41-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Jarfalla made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Taneisha Harrison (182-89, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Louise Ovner (183-93) who added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks during the contest. At the losing side forward Sofia Klackenberg (185-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Cynthia Kumbi (176-93) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Jarfalla (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place. It was 08 Stockholm's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jarfalla: T.Harrison 24+7reb+1ast, J.Ahlin 8+7reb+2ast, M.Torelm 8+2reb+2ast, L.Ovner 8+8reb+2ast, E.Enjebo 5+1reb+1ast, J.Sandmark 4
08: S.Klackenberg 13+10reb, E.Iderstal 11+3reb, B.Makakala 10+4reb+4ast, C.Kumbi 8+9reb+2ast, N.Schonberg 4+4reb+3ast, V.Milakovic 4+3reb
gschID: 183514


Telge - Mark Basket 71-62

The game between Top Four teams took place in Telge. Third ranked host Telge (4-1) defeated 4th ranked Mark Basket (2-2) 71-62. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Telge players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Angelique Robinson (179, college: JMU) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Paulina Hersler (185-94) contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Ashley Key (177-85, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with 30 points and forward Johanna Jerebko (180-89) added 2 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Mark Basket. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Mark Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Telge: P.Hersler 22+8reb+1ast, A.Robinson 20+5reb+7ast, R.Magarity 10+5reb+3ast, C.Forsman-Goga 7+4reb+5ast, U.Holmqvist 6+5reb+2ast, J.Olheim 4+7reb+3ast
Mark Basket: A.Key 30+4reb+3ast, A.Petillon 9+2reb, E.Molin 7+1reb+1ast, E.Estola 6+3reb+3ast, H.Brandmark 3+5reb, S.Johansson 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 183513


Solna Vikings - Telge 55-44

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Telge (4-1) on the court of fourth ranked Solna Vikings on Monday night. Visitors were defeated by Solna Vikings 55-44. The game without a history. Solna Vikings led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Telge to just 3 points in first quarter. Solna Vikings held Telge to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Katarina Andersson (191-83) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Eureka Brooks (170-86, college: Florida) who added 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side American forward Angelique Robinson (179, college: JMU) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and Regan Magarity (186-96) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Solna Vikings (3-1) moved-up to third place. Defending champion Telge dropped to the second position with one game lost. Solna Vikings are looking forward to face Northland (#8) in Lulea in the next round where they are favorite. Telge will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Solna Vikings: K.Andersson 21+5reb+3ast, E.Brooks 17+4reb+6ast, T.Ruzic 11+6reb+3ast, C.Bacon 2+6reb+2ast, O.Kjelsson 2+5reb+2ast, K.Milenkovic 2+2reb+1ast
Telge: R.Magarity 14+7reb+1ast, A.Robinson 12+10reb+5ast, U.Holmqvist 8+3reb, P.Hersler 7+4reb+1ast, C.Forsman-Goga 2+5reb+4ast, J.Stjarnstrom 1+3reb
gschID: 183512


Sallen - Kvarnby 66-86

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Sallen (2-2) against ninth ranked Kvarnby (2-2) on Sunday night. Host Sallen was crushed by Kvarnby in Uppsala 86-66. The game without a history. Kvarnby led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Brittany Smart (175-85, college: Cedarville) fired 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Paula Juhlin (184-91) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds. Five Kvarnby players scored in double figures. International guard Agnes Nordstrom (181-88) produced 21 points and point guard Helena Kjellgren (167-90) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kvarnby moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Mark Basket and Sallen. Kvarnby will meet at home league's leader Norrkoping Dolphins in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sallen will play against Udominate (#9) in Umea and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kvarnby: P.Juhlin 22+5reb+2ast, B.Smart 21+7reb+4ast, E.Soderstrom 15+7reb+1ast, E.Gunnarsson 15+2reb+1ast, P.Glaser 10+5reb+4ast, D.Eriksson 3+1reb
Sallen: A.Nordstrom 21+4reb+3ast, H.Kjellgren 12+2reb+1ast, C.Fagerberg 10+2reb, T.Halvorsen 7+4reb, E.Gustavsson 6+5reb+1ast, K.Tattersdill 4+7reb
gschID: 183511


Mark Basket - Udominate 71-68

Important game to mention about took place in Kinna. Fourth ranked Mark Basket (2-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Udominate (1-2) 71-68 on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-16. But Udominate won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mark Basket made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Udominate turnovers. Udominate was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Ashley Key (177-85, college: N.Carolina St.) who scored that evening 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import power forward Amber Petillon (193-82, college: Richmond) supported her with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Even 20 points and 4 assists by international guard Kristina Nybom (172-89) did not help to save the game for Udominate. American guard Jeannie Saunders (173-86, college: Salem Intern.) added 19 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Four Udominate players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Mark Basket went down to fifth position due to points difference, which they share with Kvarnby and Sallen. Udominate at the other side dropped to the ninth place with two games lost. Mark Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Udominate will play at home against Sallen (#7) in Uppsala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mark Basket: A.Petillon 23+7reb+2ast, A.Key 19+6reb+8ast, H.Brandmark 12+6reb+2ast, T.Broman 9+5reb+3ast, E.Estola 4+2reb, E.Molin 2+1ast
Udominate: K.Nybom 20+4reb+4ast, J.Saunders 19+5reb, J.Nilsson 14+1reb+2ast, E.Pavlovska 13+7reb+3ast, C.Murdaugh 2+6reb+2ast, M.Jonsson 0
gschID: 183510



Taneisha Harrison has signed with Jarfalla Basket - by Tamara Ruzic

Jarfalla Basket has signed one year deal with 23-year old American guard Taneisha Harrison (182-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) . She played last season for CSU Alba Iulia from Romania.Harrison has played 35 games averaged 12.3 points fine , 4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals. Her college career, she went to Univeristy of Pittsburgh who plays in the tough Big East Conference. Her freshman year, she made to Big East Conf. All-Freshman Team -08, then NCAA Sweet 16 -09 and All-Big East 2nd Team -11. Her first game will be tonight against Stockholm 08.




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EuroCup: Union Hainaut upset TED Ankara - by Eurobasket News

TED Ankara - Union Hainaut 51:82

Union Hainaut posted the initial win in EuroCup Group B. They fired past TED Ankara in Turkey. Romina Ciappina (178-G/F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors.
The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Union Hainaut eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The French side boosted the gap at 5-point mark at halftime 34:39. The third quarter became crucial in this one. Union Hainaut went on a 25:11 rally to open a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Union Hainaut held their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth period and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Stefanie Murphy (192-F/C-89, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Vera Perostiyska (195-C-82, college: FIU) and Laura Garcia (176-G-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 12 points apiece in the win. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) answered with 22 points for TED Ankara. Duygu Firat (189-F-90, agency: 1x1 Sports) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

TED Ankara: Ana Dabovic 22, Duygu Firat 11
Union Hainaut: Romina Ciappina 20, Stefanie Murphy 14+12 boards, Vera Perostiyska 12, Laura Garcia 12



EuroCup: Dynamo Kursk stun Botas - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk - Botas 79:64

Dynamo Kursk victoriously opened their EuroCup campaign. They prevailed against Botas at home court. Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) accounted for 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds for the hosts.
Dynamo Kursk unleashed 26 points in the first quarter. They built a 10-point lead after ten minutes. Botas however picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The Turkish team narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at the big break 36:39. Dynamo Kursk were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They limited Botas to 9 points in the quarter and gained a 13-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Dynamo kept their opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Natalia Vodopiyanova (190-PF-81) nailed 15 points, while Ausra Bimbaite (179-SG-82) and Maria Cherepanova (190-PF-87) had 10 points each for Dynamo. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) answered with 17 points for Botas. Burcu Cigil (180-G/F-90) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Dynamo Kursk: Temeka Johnson 15, Natalia Vodopiyanova 15, Ausra Bimbaite 10, Maria Cherepanova 10
Botas: Courtney Paris 17, Burcu Cigil 11



EuroCup: Gorizont sneak past Kayseri - by Eurobasket News

Gorizont - Kayseri 78:73

Gorizont got the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Kayseri in the opener. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored 20 points to pace the hosts.
It was a close game from start to finish. The teams were tied t 19 after ten minutes. Kayseri pulled ahead in the second quarter. The Turkish team eked out a 39:38 halftime advantage. Gorizont turned things around in the third quarter. The Belarusian team went on a 22:15 run to surge ahead. The hosts entered the fourth frame up by six points 60:54. Horizont opened a double-digit lead midway through the fourth frame. Kayseri cut the deficit back to 4 points but Horizont hung on to win the battle. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) finished with 18 points, while Natalia Anufryienka (174-G-85, agency: LBM Management) added 17 points for the hosts. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas) responded with 29 points for Kayseri. Nicky Anosike (190-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) and LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) had 14 points each in the loss.

Gorizont: Tatsiana Likhtarovich 20, Kristina Alikina 18, Natalia Anufryienka 17
Kayseri: Evanthia Maltsi 29, Nicky Anosike 14, LaToya Sanders 14