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  ABA   



Jersey Express vs Connecticut TopBallerz in first National TV game - by Gianni Pascucci

The Jersey Express will host the Connecticut TopBallerz in the ABA National TV Debut on the UBC-TV Network (www.ubctvnetwork.com) on Saturday, December 8th at Centenary College Reeves Gymnasium, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. Tip-off is at 8pm with a special halftime show and plenty of celebrity appearances to be announced.
"We are very pleased and excited that the Jersey Express has been chosen to host the ABA inaugural game on national TV. Marsha Blount and the Jersey Express have been a part of the ABA for many years, and has been a perennial playoff team and operates a first-class organization on and off the court,:" stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "The Express exemplifies what the ABA is all about - top quality professional basketball and entertainment at affordable prices. And with the NJ Nets gone, they are now truly New Jersey's premiere professional basketball organization."
UIBC-TV Network CEO Peggy Dodson stated, "I am extremely happy that the Jersey Express and the Connecticut TopBallerz are the teams to play the first Nationally Televised Game in the history of the ABA. I am proud to be a part of this historic event."
"This Live National TV Broadcast is seven years in the making for the Express. I've envisioned my team playing on a national platform, and providing the players and coaches an opportunity to showcase their skills just as their counterparts in the NBA," offered Marsha Blount , Jersey Express owner. "We have some talented and exciting players who will be able to show the world what they can do. The broadcast will be available to 30-40 million households. We will represent the State of NJ well, both on and off the court. The partnership between the ABA and UBC-TV Network is a dream come true."
For more information, please log onto www.jerseyexpress.net or www.ubctvnetwork.com or www.abalive.com
Join our Jersey Express Professional Basketball "Official" Fan Page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @jerseyexpress. Check out UBC-TV's Fan Page on Facebook at UBCTVNETWORKS and Twitter @UBCTVNETWORKS.



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Szolnok - KK Split 75-67
Oct. 27: Cibona - Siroki WWin 69-63
Oct. 27: MZT Skopje - Crvena Zvezda 60-75
Oct. 27: Krka - Buducnost 51-66
Oct. 28: Cedevita - Zadar
Oct. 29: Igokea - Union Olimpija
Oct. 28: Partizan - Radnicki KG


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 18
 1. Bader, Szolnok18.0 
 2. Travis, Zadar17.8 
 3. Rakocevic, Crvena16.7 
 4. Mimica, KK Split16.7 
 5. Vujcic, KK Split14.7 
 6. Blazic, Union O.14.2 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 8. Edwards, Igokea12.8 
 9. Wright, Cedevita12.8 
 10. Worthington, Radn.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.6 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin9.5 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.8 
 4. Musli, Partizan7.4 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.2 
 6. Gordon, Partizan6.8 
 7. Page, Union Olimpi.6.4 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 9. Omic, Union Olimpi.6.2 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Balazs SIMON
  Szolnok
  (187-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Simon, Szolnok5.2 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 3. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.5 
 4. Rannikko, Union O.4.2 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki.4.0 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea3.6 
 7. Popovic, Buducnost3.2 
 8. Vladovic, Krka3.2 
 9. Green, Cedevita3.2 
 10. Adamovic, Igokea3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Green, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 3. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 4. White, Radnicki KG1.8 
 5. Prepelic, Union O.1.8 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 9. Travis, Zadar1.6 
 10. Salin, Union Olim.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.4 
 3. Bryan-A., Radnicki.1.2 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok1.0 
 5. Planinic, Siroki W.1.0 
 6. Edwards, Igokea0.8 
 7. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.8 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.7 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 10. Omic, Union Olimp.0.6 



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  APBL   


Morgano joins Pro's - by Justin Moore

Antoinne Morgano (6'5''-G/F-86) formerly of the now defunct Garden State Rebels has signed with The North Jersey Pros of the APBL. Morgano a walking double - double who possesses a Charles Barkley type of game is humbled by the opportunity to play for the North Jersey Pros. Morgano has stated that Christian Villar the owner of the North Jersey Pros is a world class team owner who made me feel at home as soon as walked through the door. The addition of Morgano thrusts the Pros into an immediate league contender placing them in the Top 2 teams within the Northern Conference. Morgano is already gain overseas and D league looks he a beast on the offensive boards and will bring The Pros an added weapon in a very talented pool of teams.


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  ARGENTINA   


TNA Round 6 - by Facundo Iatzky

Last round of first stage was played this friday. San Martin Corrientes remained as the only unbeaten team, showing why they are considered the candidates to win TNA this season. 6th round also showed some impressive results as the victories of instituto, sport club and Rocamora on the road.
The most outstanding player of the round was MVP if last TNA edition, Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) who shined in th victory of San Martin Corrientes 79- 73 over Obera tc with 27 points and 6 rebounds.
The other outstanding players of the round were:
Fabian Elias Saad (190-G-83) of Sarmiento: 30 pts, 3 reb
Otis Polk (206-C-88, college: Bowling Green) of san lorenzo: 28 pts, 10 reb
Roberto Lopez (199-F/C-76) of sport club: 12 pts, 12 reb
Gregorio Eseverri (194-F-87) of Quilmes: 11 pts, 7 st



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Gussing - UBSC Graz 86-73
Oct. 27: Oberwart - BC Vienna 52-71
Oct. 29: St.Polten - Klosterneub.
Oct. 28: Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld
Oct. 28: Arkadia - Wels


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. Tiedeman, Wels26.0 
 2. Dale, UBSC G.20.5 
 3. Gilchrese, UBSC G.20.0 
 4. Nagler, Klostern.19.3 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna19.3 
 6. Lamesic, Wels18.7 
 7. Gradnigo, Oberwart18.7 
 8. Oppland, Gmunden18.0 
 9. Farokhmanesh, Wels17.7 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Florian TRMAL
  BC Vienna
  (193-G/F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Trmal, BC Vienna10.3 
 2. Heard, Gussing9.8 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten9.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden9.0 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna7.8 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.7.7 
 7. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 8. Lanegger, Klostern.7.0 
 9. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.6.8 
 10. Johnson, Oberwart6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.8 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.5.3 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 4. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.7 
 5. Bobb, Klosterneub.4.3 
 6. Ahmetbasic, Wels4.0 
 7. Bortolin, Arkadia4.0 
 8. Edwards, Oberwart4.0 
 9. Danek, BC Vienna3.8 
 10. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shawn RAY
  BC Vienna
  (194-G/F-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ray, BC Vienna2.5 
 2. Koch, Gussing2.0 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing1.8 
 4. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 6. Graf, Arkadia1.7 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.7 
 8. Mayer, Gmunden1.7 
 9. Knor, UBSC G.1.5 
 10. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Arkadia
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Bortolin, Arkadia1.7 
 2. Washington, Wels1.3 
 3. Greimeister, Klost.1.3 
 4. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 5. Rakocevic, BC Vi.0.7 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.7 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna0.5 
 8. Heard, Gussing0.5 
 9. Gant, Oberwart0.3 
 10. Nagler, Klostern.0.3 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Kos Celovec - Salzburg 92-65
Oct. 27: Dornbirn - Tirol 82-61
Oct. 27: Mattersb.R. - Worthersee 73-61
Oct. 26: Basket Flames - Vienna Timb. 67-76
Oct. 27: Falcons - Mistelbach 62-83



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Aalstar - M.Hainaut 78-82
Oct. 25: Spirou - Antwerp 70-53
Oct. 26: Verviers-Pep. - Liege 57-89
Oct. 27: Oostende - Leuven 100-57

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 2: Liege - Aalstar
Nov. 3: M.Hainaut - Spirou
Nov. 3: Antwerp - Oostende
Nov. 4: Leuven - Verviers-Pep.


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Walsh, Spirou22.0 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar19.0 
 3. Lojeski, Oostende18.8 
 4. Green, Verviers.18.3 
 5. Allen, Spirou16.5 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.5 
 7. Hopkins, Antwerp15.3 
 8. Wilkinson, Oostende15.0 
 9. Mukubu, Liege15.0 
 10. Marnegrave, Leuv.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut8.3 
 2. Tofi, Aalstar8.0 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende7.3 
 4. Mukubu, Liege7.0 
 5. Walsh, Spirou6.5 
 6. Gillet, Liege6.5 
 7. Aska, Leuven6.3 
 8. Young, Aalstar6.3 
 9. De Zeeuw, Antwerp6.0 
 10. Aleksandrov, Verv.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.3 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.8 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.8 
 4. Raivio, Aalstar4.3 
 5. Walsh, Spirou4.0 
 6. Moors, Antwerp3.3 
 7. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.0 
 9. Tofi, Aalstar2.8 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Larry ANDERSON
  Aalstar
  (195-G-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Anderson, Aalstar2.3 
 2. Green, Verviers.2.3 
 3. Wright, Oostende2.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 5. Anderson, Verviers.2.0 
 6. Williamson, Liege1.8 
 7. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 8. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende2.0 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.8 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.5 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.5 
 5. Ferguson, Verviers.0.8 
 6. Hartsock, Aalstar0.5 
 7. Mukubu, Liege0.5 
 8. Dukes, Leuven0.5 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.5 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.0.5 


Ethias League Round 4: Okapi Aalstar loses their first game against Belfius Mons-Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Ethias League and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Okapi Aalstar (3-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2-2) 82-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 21 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) responded with 19 points. Belfius Mons-Hainaut moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Antwerp and Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Spirou and Liege. Belfius Mons-Hainaut is looking forward to face higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Okapi Aalstar will play against the league's second-placed Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Antwerp Giants (2-2) against fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-1) on Thursday night. Visiting Antwerp Giants were defeated by Spirou Charleroi in Charleroi 70-53. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by American swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Je'Kel Foster supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) did not help to save the game for Antwerp Giants. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spirou Charleroi have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aalstar and Liege. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Oostende and M.Hainaut. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#6) in Quaregnon in the next round where they are favorite. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Base Oostende and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Third ranked Liege Basket blasted bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (0-4) in Verviers 89-57 on Friday evening. VOO Verviers-Pepinster is still unable to win any game. Lionel Bosco fired 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Liege Basket's coach Fulvio Bastianini felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Jeremy Green produced 13 points for lost side. Liege Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Spirou and Aalstar. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster still closes the standings with four games lost. Liege Basket will meet at home league's leader Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Sixth ranked Base Oostende (2-2) crushed at home 7th ranked Leuven Bears (1-3) by 43 points 100-57, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a very good performance for Matt Lojeski who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Antwerp and M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Base Oostende's next round opponent will be Antwerp Giants (#4) on the road. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Aalstar - M.Hainaut 78-82

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Okapi Aalstar (3-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2-2) 82-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 21 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) responded with 19 points and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Belfius Mons-Hainaut moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Antwerp and Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Spirou and Liege. Belfius Mons-Hainaut is looking forward to face higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Okapi Aalstar will play against the league's second-placed Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Wallace 21+1reb+4ast, B.Qvale 17+9reb, J.Cage 13+3reb+3ast, Q.Taylor 10+7reb+6ast, J.Bostic 10+6reb+2ast, M.Randle 8+1reb
Aalstar: R.Thompson 19+3reb+2ast, J.Clark 15+2reb+1ast, A.Steinbach 11+1reb, T.Dreesen 9+1reb, J.Tofi 9+8reb+2ast, L.Anderson 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 187250


Oostende - Leuven 100-57

Sixth ranked Base Oostende (2-2) crushed at home 7th ranked Leuven Bears (1-3) by 43 points 100-57, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Base Oostende led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Base Oostende shot 30 for 41 from the free-throw line, while Leuven Bears only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Leuven Bears 42-21 including a 32-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Leuven Bears helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). Slovenian forward Dragisa Drobnjak (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Base Oostende players scored in double figures. American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) replied with 12 points and his fellow American import forward Tracy Smith (203-89, college: N.Carolina St.) added 8 points in the effort for Leuven Bears. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Antwerp and M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Base Oostende's next round opponent will be Antwerp Giants (#4) on the road. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 30+6reb+3ast, D.Drobnjak 22+8reb+3ast, J.McLean 13+6reb+1ast, M.Stojic 12+2reb+1ast, B.Wright 10+8reb+1ast, D.Katnic 6+3reb+3ast
Leuven: G.Robinson 12+3reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 9+2reb, T.Smith 8+4reb, I.Aska 8+1reb+1ast, T.Creppy 6+1ast, R.Luyten 5+1reb
gschID: 187249


Verviers-Pep. - Liege 57-89

Third ranked Liege Basket blasted bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (0-4) in Verviers 89-57 on Friday evening. VOO Verviers-Pepinster is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Liege Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to VOO Verviers-Pepinster's 32. Liege Basket forced 19 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers and outrebounded them 34-21 including a 27-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international point guard Lionel Bosco (176-81, agency: Court Side) fired 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Liege Basket players scored in double figures. Liege Basket's coach Fulvio Bastianini felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jeremy Green (193, college: Stanford) produced 13 points and power forward Stephane Moris (207-86, agency: Promotex) added 7 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Liege Basket have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Spirou and Aalstar. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster still closes the standings with four games lost. Liege Basket will meet at home league's leader Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Liege: B.Monteiro 15+3reb+1ast, W.Boss Mukubu 14+5reb+3ast, I.Iarochevitch 14+5reb+1ast, P.Gillet 13+5reb, A.Williamson 12+4reb+1ast, L.Bosco 8+6reb+9ast
Verviers-Pep.: J.Green 13+3reb+3ast, Y.Moray 9+4reb, C.Ferguson 8+3reb, N.Aleksandrov 7+4reb, S.Moris 7+5reb+1ast, J.Anderson 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 187248


Spirou - Antwerp 70-53

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Antwerp Giants (2-2) against fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-1) on Thursday night. Visiting Antwerp Giants were defeated by Spirou Charleroi in Charleroi 70-53. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Spirou Charleroi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Antwerp Giants were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Je'Kel Foster (191-83, college: Ohio St.) supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) did not help to save the game for Antwerp Giants. International Maxime De Zeeuw (205-87) added 9 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spirou Charleroi have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aalstar and Liege. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Oostende and M.Hainaut. Spirou Charleroi will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#6) in Quaregnon in the next round where they are favorite. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Base Oostende and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spirou: M.Walsh 20+11reb+4ast, J.Foster 17+4reb+4ast, M.Scott 8+2reb, D.Allen 7+2reb, C.Beghin 6+6reb, J.Hamilton 5+2reb+2ast
Antwerp: J.Love 10+10reb, R.Biggs 9+3reb, M.De Zeeuw 9+7reb, J.Mwema 8+5reb+1ast, B.Hopkins 7+1ast, R.Moors 6+5reb+2ast
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Belgian Ethias League round 4 best performance: Matt Walsh - by Eurobasket News

American swingman Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82) had a great game in the last round for Spirou, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Antwerp (#4, 2-2) with 17-point margin 70-53. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Spirou is placed at 3rd position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Spirou will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Walsh turned to be Spirou's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Florida star has very solid stats this year. Walsh is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.0ppg. Walsh is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 6.5rpg), assists (5th best: 4.0apg) and averages impressive 57.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Matt Lojeski (198-G-85) of Oostende. Lojeski had a very good evening with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Oostende to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Leuven (#7, 1-3) 100-57. This victory allowed Oostende to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Lojeski is one of the most experienced players at Oostende and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#3). He also registered 4.8 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Oostende's star - Slovenian forward Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket). Drobnjak scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Oostende, helping his team with a 100-57 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Leuven (#7, 1-3). Oostende 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. The season just started for Drobnjak as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lionel Bosco (176-PG-81) of Liege - 8 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of M.Hainaut - 17 points and 9 rebounds
6. Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83) of Spirou - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jamel McLean (203-F-88) of Oostende - 13 points and 6 rebounds
8. Ryan Thompson (198-G-89) of Aalstar - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jason Love (206-F/C-87) of Antwerp - 10 points and 10 rebounds
10. Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83) of Liege - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 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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  BRAZIL   


Baby is back after retirement - by Paulo Freire

The big man Rafael Araujo, more knowing as Babby Araujo (211-C-80, college: BYU) had one weird career, from a top NBA Draft to a relationship problems with teammates in Brazil. The center has been retired since last season after never been able to make a impact on the Brazil National Team and on the brazilian clubs that he has played after spend a few years in the NBA.

Now it can be a new begging for the player, a new chance to show all his skills that made himself a top college player in Utah. Babby will be back on court with the new team on the NBB the Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip.

The Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip managers were disappointed after a bad Paulista State season, therefore the team had waived point guard Alexandre Pinheiro (185-G-85), forward Ryan Bacon (200-F-88, college: St.Peter's) and center Thiago Cordeiro (Ellis Kayijuka (208-C-85, college: Arkansas Tech))



Douglas Kurtz sign at Franca - by Paulo Freire

The Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo basketball follows the team needs and got a new reinforcing the NBB. The last hired is the big man Douglas Kurtz (213-C-87, college: Hawaii), who competed in the Paulista State Championship by the Jacarei team, and obtained an average of 12.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in the tournament.

The player already start the training under the command of coach Lula Ferreira and is excited for the sequence of the season.

"Our team has what it takes to make a great season and has already shown its potential in the Paulista State, with an almost eliminating San Jose, who is the former runner-up champion of the NBB. It is a great honor to work at a team led by Lula, who is one of the best coachs in Brazil. I will work very hard to win the trust of the group, and the rest will be a consequence." said the player.



Vila Velha add 3 new players - by Paulo Freire

The Vila Velha/Cetaf closed three more signings for the dispute of the 2012-2013 season of the NBB. Late on Friday, the managers of the club announced the hit with the forward Case Santos (203-C/F-77), center Wellington Alvarenga (203-C-87) and point guard Alexandre Pinheiro (185-G-85).

The point guard Alexandre Pinheiro, 27 years old, was born in the city of Limeira, Sao Paulo, but was raised in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais. The player was disputing the Paulista State by Mogi das Cruzes, where he was one of the highlights of the team in the competition. This will be his second pass in the Club, as in 2009-10, the player defended Vila Velha/Cetaf in the NBB. In an interview Alexandre Pinheiro revealed that also nearly reached a deal the last season with the team of Vila Velha/Cetaf.
-I'm always in touch with the staff of Vila Velha/Cetaf. Last year we also had a negotiation but do not end up to an agreement. But this year it worked out. I'm back. With the same provision and with a desire to help the Vila Velha/Cetaf fighting for higher places. said Alexandre



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Cherno More 2-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 2-0 
 3. Lukoil Academik 1-0 
 4. Chernomorets 1-1 
 5. Spartak Pleven 1-1 
 6. Tundja Yambol 1-1 
 7. Balkan 1-2 
 8. Beroe 0-1 
 9. Rilski Sportist 0-1 
 10. U20 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Levski Sofia - Balkan 90-71
Oct. 27: Tundja Yambol - Chernomorets 69-80
Oct. 27: Cherno More - Beroe 69-62
Oct. 27: U20 - Spartak Pleven 61-71
Oct. 28: Rilski Sportist - Lukoil Academik


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MARINOVIC
  Levski S.
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Marinovic, Levski25.5 
 2. Holmes, Beroe24.5 
 3. Raykov, Chernomo.20.0 
 4. Borisov, Cherno M.19.5 
 5. Tyler, Chernomo.19.0 
 6. Govedarov, Tundja18.0 
 7. Koev, Chernomorets16.0 
 8. Agre, Spartak15.5 
 9. Lilov, Balkan15.0 
 10. Simeonov, U2014.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.14.5 
 2. Simeonov, U2011.5 
 3. Agre, Spartak11.5 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.5 
 5. Dimitrov, Beroe7.0 
 6. Varbanov, Levski S.7.0 
 7. Galabov, U207.0 
 8. Dimitrov, Levski S.7.0 
 9. Rakovic, Chernomo.6.0 
 10. Durchev, Tundja Y.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Petar RAKOVIC
  Chernomo.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Rakovic, Chernomo.7.0 
 2. Walker, Beroe6.0 
 3. Dyakovski, Sparta.6.0 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.5.5 
 5. Marinovic, Levski5.0 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.5.0 
 7. Raykov, Chernomo.4.5 
 8. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.0 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.0 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.5 
Steals Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (204-SF-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.5 
 2. Govedarov, Tundja4.5 
 3. Velikov, Cherno M.3.5 
 4. Raykov, Chernomo.3.5 
 5. Aleksiev, Tundja Y.3.0 
 6. Holmes, Beroe3.0 
 7. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 8. Lilov, Balkan2.5 
 9. Rakovic, Chernomo.2.5 
 10. Marinov, Balkan2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.0 
 2. Simeonov, U201.5 
 3. Varbanov, Levski S.1.5 
 4. Borisov, Cherno M.1.5 
 5. Hart, Beroe1.5 
 6. Carter, Beroe1.0 
 7. Tenchev, U201.0 
 8. Galabov, U201.0 
 9. Dimitrov, Levski S.1.0 
 10. Georgiev, Levski0.5 



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

Copa Standings
Group A
 1. Guerreros 25-4 
 2. Once Caldas 15-13 
 3. Cafeteros 14-14 
 4. Patriotas 8-21 
Group B
 1. Bucaros 19-11 
 2. Choco 16-14 
 3. Islanders 14-13 
 4. Hormigueros 8-21 
Places 9-10
 1. Arrieros 10-8 
 2. Bayside 5-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Oct. 27: Islanders - Bucaros 97-90
Oct. 26: Hormigueros - Choco 89-95
Oct. 27: Patriotas - Cafeteros 83-90
Oct. 26: Islanders - Bucaros 76-97
Oct. 26: Choco - Hormigueros 68-91
Oct. 26: Once Caldas - Guerreros 65-86
Oct. 26: Patriotas - Cafeteros 107-96
Oct. 27: Once Caldas - Guerreros



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Jolly - Alkar Sinj 96-76
Oct. 27: Dubrovnik - Zabok 85-79
Oct. 27: Kvarner 2010 - Darda 82-66
Oct. 27: Osjecki Sokol - Krizevci 82-64
Oct. 28: KK Zagreb - Djuro Djakovic


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb23.3 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.20.7 
 3. Ross, Jolly19.8 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci19.7 
 5. Lez, Zabok18.5 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb17.3 
 7. Butorac, Jolly16.3 
 8. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 9. Peraica, Darda14.8 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.8 
 2. Massamba, Djuro D.7.0 
 3. Price, Osjecki Sok.6.3 
 4. Krapic, KK Zagreb6.3 
 5. Peric, KK Zagreb6.3 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok6.0 
 7. Cakarun, Jolly6.0 
 8. Diminic, Zabok5.5 
 9. Blajic, Djuro D.5.0 
 10. Poscic, KK Zagreb5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Krivec, Kvarner4.8 
 2. Ross, Jolly4.8 
 3. Panduric, Darda4.0 
 4. Petkovic, Jolly3.5 
 5. Glavinic, Darda3.3 
 6. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 7. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 8. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 9. Lez, Zabok2.8 
 10. Bilic, Alkar Sinj2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 2. James, KK Zagreb3.3 
 3. Skific, Kvarner2.5 
 4. Svoboda, Krizevci2.0 
 5. Radic, Kvarner 20102.0 
 6. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.0 
 7. Petkovic, Jolly1.8 
 8. Panduric, Darda1.8 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 10. Veljacic, Kvarner1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Jolly
  (--90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cakarun, Jolly1.8 
 2. Krolo, Osjecki Sok.1.7 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.3 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.0 
 5. Mustapic, Zabok0.8 
 6. Najev, Dubrovnik0.8 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.7 
 9. Sertic, Krizevci0.7 
 10. Bundovic, Zabok0.5 



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Apoel 1-0 
 2. AEK 0-0 
 3. AEL 0-0 
 4. Apollon 0-0 
 5. ENAD 0-0 
 6. Keravnos 0-0 
 7. Omonia 0-0 
 8. Etha 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 26: Etha - Apoel 62-64
Oct. 28: Apollon - Omonia
Oct. 27: AEK - Keravnos
Oct. 27: AEL - ENAD


Cytavision APOEL wins in season premiere - by Michael Aristidou


Cytavision Apoel Nicosia won Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia 64-62 in the opening match in Cyprus league. The game was closed with Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia leading most of the time. An incredible 3-12 outscore in fourth and final quarter gave Antonis Konstantinides side the win.

Dramatic finish in the game with Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81) scoring just a few seconds before the end (score was 62-62) and gave his team a important win.

The game was special for head coach of Cytavision Apoel Nicosia Antonis Konstantinides while he face his previous team for a first time

Quarters: 22-19, 42-37, 59-52, 62-64

Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia: (Adamou Kyriakos) McLain 3, Poole 19 (3), Williams C. 11 (1), Downey 5 (1), Adegboye 7 (1), Georgiades 1, Cup 10, Ceranic 6, Englisky

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia: (Antonis Konstantinides ) Troupe 6 (1), Mokongo 10, Neophytou, Chan 3, Kremen 11 (1), Stiggers 11, Morisson 8, Wells 9, Grant 6



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 27: J.Hradec - BK Decin 87-91
Oct. 27: NH Ostrava - Usti n/Labem 85-65
Oct. 27: USK Praha - Levice 84-78
Oct. 27: Svitavy - BK Prostejov 78-97
Oct. 26: CEZ Nymburk - B&W Opava 101-58

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 31: Usti n/Labem - Svitavy
Oct. 31: BK Decin - NH Ostrava
Oct. 31: Levice - J.Hradec
Oct. 31: B&W Opava - USK Praha
Oct. 31: BC Kolin - BK Pardubice
Oct. 31: BK Prostejov - Chomutov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Meno, USK Praha20.1 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.3 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy19.0 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava17.1 
 5. Kemp, Levice17.0 
 6. Reese, Usti n.17.0 
 7. Bosak, Chomutov16.3 
 8. Pope, BK Decin16.2 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
 10. Glover, Chomutov15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.1 
 2. Blazek, B&W Opava9.4 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.1 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.5 
 5. Votroubek, USK P.7.5 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy7.4 
 7. Pecka, Chomutov7.2 
 8. Reese, Usti n.6.9 
 9. Field, BC Kolin6.9 
 10. Toth, B&W Opava6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  CEZ N.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Pavkovic, CEZ N.5.3 
 2. Kemp, Levice5.2 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava4.6 
 4. Pope, BK Decin4.5 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 6. Nolen, Usti n.4.3 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.9 
 8. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.8 
 9. Carnecky, BK Pardu.3.6 
 10. Sotnar, USK Praha3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GONZALEZ
  BC Kolin
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.9 
 2. Bolds, BC Kolin2.7 
 3. Nolen, Usti n.2.4 
 4. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy2.1 
 6. Ames, NH Ostrava2.1 
 7. Glover, Chomutov2.0 
 8. Pistecky, Usti n.2.0 
 9. Mares, USK Praha1.9 
 10. Taylor, CEZ N.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 2. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.6 
 3. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 4. Slavik, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.1 
 6. Nuhanovic, Levice1.1 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.0 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.1.0 
 9. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 10. Field, BC Kolin0.6 


NBL Round 8: Top-ranked CEZ Nymburk wins another game - by Eurobasket News

The round 8 was rather boring as all games ended with very predictable results.

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed eighth ranked B&W Opava (2-5) 101-58. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to B&W Opava's 24. They outrebounded B&W Opava 41-26 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. The former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) contributed with 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for B&W Opava. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated CEZ Nymburk have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. B&W Opava lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. CEZ Nymburk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play at home against USK Praha (#4) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: BK Decin beat J.Hradec on the road 91-87. NH Ostrava destroyed Usti n/Labem on its own court 85-65. Levice unfortunately lost to USK Praha in a road game 78-84. Svitavy was rolled over BK Prostejov at home 78-97.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 20 points and 10 rebounds by Jeremiah Wilson of NH Ostrava.


J.Hradec - BK Decin 87-91

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked BK Decin (4-2) beat 12th ranked BK Lions Hradec (1-7) in J.Hradec 91-87 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-87. Strangely BK Lions Hradec outrebounded BK Decin 42-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by BK Lions Hradec helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Lubos Stria (197-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. American guard Patrick Pope (183-81, college: St.Augustine) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Center Jan Tomanec (205-85) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BK Lions Hradec. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. BK Lions Hradec's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Decin maintains fifth position with 4-2 record. BK Lions Hradec lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Usti n/Labem. BK Decin are looking forward to face league's second-placed NH Ostrava at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Lions Hradec will play against Levice (#7) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: L.Stria 21+3reb+2ast, M.Soukup 14+4reb+3ast, P.Sedmak 14+4reb+1ast, P.Pope 14+4reb+3ast, L.Sanders 11+2reb+7ast, J.Jiricek 8+3reb
J.Hradec: R.Zachrla 15+8reb+1ast, J.Tomanec 15+11reb, J.Pavlik 14+3reb+3ast, O.Dygryn 12+6reb+3ast, R.Kramny 12+5reb+2ast, J.Kysela 8+2reb+5ast
gschID: 182977


NH Ostrava - Usti n/Labem 85-65

Very expected game when 13th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (1-7) was smashed on the road by second ranked NH Ostrava (7-1) 85-65 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 46-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 42-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 assists. The other American import forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. Forward Jakub Krakovic (205-90) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Albert Nolen (185-89, college: Minnesota) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BK Usti nad Labem. NH Ostrava have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Usti nad Labem at the other side stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. They share the position with J.Hradec. NH Ostrava are looking forward to face BK Decin (#5) on the road in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 20+10reb, R.Ames 19+4reb+7ast, F.Zbranek 14+5reb+3ast, J.Greene 12+7reb+1ast, J.Stehlik 9+2reb, A.Ciz 6+2reb+3ast
Usti n/Labem: J.Krakovic 19+7reb, S.Licartovsky 10+5reb+2ast, A.Nolen 8+8reb+2ast, A.Pistecky 8+3reb+4ast, P.Gavin 8+1ast, B.Reese 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 182978


USK Praha - Levice 84-78

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked USK Praha (5-3) won against at home 7th ranked Levice (3-4) 84-78 on Saturday. Levice trailed by 20 points at halftime and as many as 31 after three quarters before a 38-13 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 78-84 at the end of the game. USK Praha shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. The former international center Stanislav Votroubek (212-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. American forward Jeremy Simmons (204-89, college: Charleston, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Slovenian forward Sinisa Bilic (201-89) added 17 points in the effort for Levice. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USK Praha maintains fourth position with 5-3 record. Levice lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with BK Prostejov. USK Praha are looking forward to face B&W Opava (#10) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Levice will play against BK Lions Hradec in J.Hradec and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: S.Votroubek 19+8reb+1ast, M.Mares 17+1reb+3ast, B.Meno 15+6reb+1ast, M.Sotnar 10+3reb+8ast, M.Vocetka 9+2reb+1ast, L.Festr 5+1reb+1ast
Levice: S.Bilic 17+4reb+1ast, J.Simmons 16+6reb+4ast, S.Nuhanovic 15+7reb, M.Sykora 9+3reb+2ast, T.Gottselig 9+3reb+1ast, R.Nuber 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 182976


Svitavy - BK Prostejov 78-97

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked BK Prostejov and 10th ranked Basketbal Svitavy had identical 2-4 record. But Basketbal Svitavy was not able to use a home court advantage and was outscored by the opponent from Prostejov 97-78 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 53-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BK Prostejov dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 34. International Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) replied with 17 points and 4 assists and point guard Lubos Moravec (185-89) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Basketbal Svitavy. BK Prostejov (3-4) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Levice. Basketbal Svitavy at the other side keeps the tenth position with five games lost. They share it with B&W Opava. BK Prostejov is looking forward to face Levharti Chomutov (#9) at home in the next round. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: K.Svrdlik 21+1reb+3ast, A.Dufault 16+6reb+2ast, J.Prasil 11+1reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 11+2reb+2ast, D.Pandula 11+3reb+5ast, V.Bratcenkov 9+2reb
Svitavy: M.Deloach 17+4reb+4ast, L.Moravec 16+4reb+5ast, P.Mroz 10+6reb+2ast, T.Teply 9+1reb+1ast, P.Milos 8+4reb, P.Harcar 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182973


CEZ Nymburk - B&W Opava 101-58

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed eighth ranked B&W Opava (2-5) 101-58. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to B&W Opava's 24. They outrebounded B&W Opava 41-26 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. The former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) contributed with 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Marek Gerych (-88) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for B&W Opava. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. B&W Opava lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. CEZ Nymburk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play at home against USK Praha (#4) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Palyza 22+1reb, A.Naymick 11+2reb, J.Welsch 11+3reb+3ast, V.Hruban 10+3reb+6ast, M.Taylor 10+3reb, R.Rancik 9+6reb+2ast
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 16+7reb, M.Vanak 11+1reb, M.Gerych 8+5reb+1ast, M.Miklosik 6+4reb, P.Strnisko 5+1reb+3ast, M.Kvapil 4+3reb
gschID: 182975



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 27: Svendborg - Horsholm 90-72
Oct. 27: Randers - Aalborg 100-82
Oct. 28: SISU - Aarhus BC
Oct. 28: Horsens IC - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Rutherford, Svend.24.1 
 2. Tomko, Bakken23.1 
 3. Ocana, Randers22.4 
 4. Willen, Aalborg21.5 
 5. Delaney, Aalborg20.5 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC19.7 
 7. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 8. Thomann, Horse.19.1 
 9. Dennis, SISU19.0 
 10. Walker, Naestved18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Rutherford, Svend.10.1 
 2. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.9 
 3. Walker, Naestved8.9 
 4. Sorensen, Aalborg8.5 
 5. Moritz, SISU8.3 
 6. Thomann, Horse.8.3 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC8.1 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.8 
 9. Washington, Svend.7.8 
 10. Hesseldal, Horsho.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.9 
 2. Nielsen, SISU6.1 
 3. Ortega, Randers5.7 
 4. Murphy, Naestved5.3 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg4.6 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.4 
 8. Tomko, Bakken4.0 
 9. Mariegaard, Svend.4.0 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC4.0 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.6 
 3. Ortega, Randers2.3 
 4. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 5. Walker, Naestved2.1 
 6. Varga, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken1.9 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 10. Murphy, Naestved1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Svend.2.4 
 2. Thomann, Horse.1.3 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.1 
 4. Smith, SISU1.0 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.0 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 
 7. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.8 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 10. Ocana, Randers0.7 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Glostrup - Haderslev 80-78
Oct. 27: Koge BK - Lemvig 78-80
Oct. 27: ALBA - Amager BK 62-67
Oct. 24: BMS Skovlunde - Falcon 48-55
Oct. 28: Jonstrup - Stevnsgade
Oct. 29: Virum - Aarhus BF



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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 26: Tarvas - Valga 90-72
Oct. 26: TU/Rock - Kalev/Cramo 75-72
Oct. 27: Rapla - TTU 65-81
Oct. 31: Parnu - Rapla


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.8 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev18.7 
 3. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 4. Laksa, Tarvas17.8 
 5. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.5 
 6. Arnold, TTU15.5 
 7. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.7 
 8. Oja, Valga14.2 
 9. Keedus, TTU14.0 
 10. Vares, Valga13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu16.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev11.0 
 3. Grim, Valga10.0 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas8.3 
 5. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.0 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.8 
 7. Cunda, Valga7.4 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla7.3 
 9. Keedus, TTU7.0 
 10. Umbrasko, Tarvas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.3 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 3. Cunda, Valga5.0 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.3 
 6. Keedus, TTU4.0 
 7. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 8. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.3 
 9. Paasoja, Rapla2.7 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 2. Akenparg, TTU2.8 
 3. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas2.0 
 7. Lindmets, Tarvas1.8 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.7 
 9. Parn, Rapla1.7 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 2. Grim, Valga1.2 
 3. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 4. Saks, Tarvas0.8 
 5. Makke, TTU0.8 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas0.8 
 7. Uuekula, Hito/Johvi0.7 
 8. Kitsing, Parnu0.7 
 9. Ringmets, Rapla0.7 
 10. Nurger, Rapla0.7 



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Real Madrid 2-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 2-1 
 3. Fener.Ulker 2-1 
 4. Union Olimpija 1-2 
 5. Cantu 1-2 
 6. Khimky 1-2 
Group B
 1. Maccabi T-A 3-0 
 2. ALBA 2-1 
 3. Unicaja 2-1 
 4. Chalon 1-2 
 5. Asseco Prok. 1-2 
 6. Montepaschi 0-3 
Group C
 1. Zalgiris 3-0 
 2. EA7 Armani 2-1 
 3. Anadolu Efes 2-1 
 4. Olympiacos 1-2 
 5. Caja Laboral 1-2 
 6. Cedevita 0-3 
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: Union Olimpija - Panathinaikos 67-85
Oct. 26: Cantu - Khimky 67-54

B

Oct. 26: Unicaja - Montepaschi 91-89
Oct. 25: Asseco Prok. - ALBA 77-66
Oct. 25: Chalon - Maccabi T-A 61-90

C

Oct. 25: EA7 Armani - Caja Laboral 85-95
Oct. 26: Anadolu Efes - Cedevita 85-66
Oct. 25: Olympiacos - Zalgiris 61-79

D

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

Regular Season: Round 4

A

Nov. 1: Fener.Ulker - Panathinaikos
Nov. 1: Real Madrid - Pall. Cantu
Nov. 2: Khimky - Union Olimpija

B

Nov. 1: Maccabi T-A - Asseco Prokom
Nov. 1: Unicaja - ALBA
Nov. 2: Montepaschi SI - Chalon

C

Nov. 1: Zalgiris - EA7 Armani
Nov. 1: Caja Laboral - Anadolu Efes
Nov. 2: Olympiacos - Cedevita

D

Nov. 1: FCB Regal - Partizan
Nov. 2: Besiktas - CSKA
Nov. 2: Brose Baskets - Lietuvos rytas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sonny WEEMS
  CSKA
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Weems, CSKA20.3 
 2. Jerrells, Besiktas20.0 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.19.7 
 4. Farmar, Anadolu19.3 
 5. Bourousis, EA7 A.18.7 
 6. Nachbar, Brose B.17.3 
 7. Wood, ALBA17.3 
 8. Kemp, Montepaschi16.0 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja16.0 
 10. Baynes, Union O.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Union O.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Baynes, Union O.10.0 
 2. Williams, Chalon8.7 
 3. Sanikidze, Montepa.8.7 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.7 
 5. Thomas, Maccabi7.7 
 6. Khryapa, CSKA7.7 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos7.7 
 8. Kasun, Montepaschi7.3 
 9. Jean-B., Chalon6.7 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Asseco P.
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Blassingame, Assec.9.3 
 2. Planinic, Khimky7.3 
 3. Farmar, Anadolu6.7 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.6.3 
 5. Cook, EA7 Armani6.0 
 6. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.3 
 8. Waters, Union O.5.0 
 9. Brown, Montepaschi4.7 
 10. Green, Cedevita4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hickman, Maccabi2.7 
 2. Gordon, Anadolu2.7 
 3. Draper, Real M.2.7 
 4. Jaaber, Zalgiris2.5 
 5. Slaughter, Real M.2.3 
 6. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.2.3 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.2.0 
 8. Cook, EA7 Armani2.0 
 9. Gordon, Partizan2.0 
 10. Teodosic, CSKA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.5 
 2. Krstic, CSKA2.0 
 3. Zhukanenko, Khimky2.0 
 4. Zoric, Unicaja1.7 
 5. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 6. Falker, Besiktas1.7 
 7. Kasun, Montepaschi1.3 
 8. Cusin, Cantu1.3 
 9. Samardziski, Lietu.1.3 
 10. Tomic, FCB Regal1.3 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 27: Lapua - KTP 94-82
Oct. 27: FoKoPo - Nilan Bisons 68-106
Oct. 27: Salon Vilpas - Kataja 66-76
Oct. 28: Korihait - Kataja


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons27.2 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.21.7 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.20.0 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait19.7 
 5. Burgess, FoKoPo19.6 
 6. Conley, LrNM.19.3 
 7. Clavell, Kouvot19.2 
 8. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 9. Hester, Kouvot17.7 
 10. Haanpaa, Lapua17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight TOLBERT
  Lapua
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Tolbert, Lapua11.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.7 
 3. Thorpe, FoKoPo9.5 
 4. Conley, LrNM.8.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 6. Logins, LrNM.8.3 
 7. Dyer, Korihait8.3 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.8.2 
 9. Bullock, Kauhajoki8.0 
 10. Flowers, Kataja7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.1 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 3. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.7 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.5 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.4.5 
 6. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.5 
 7. Holmes, Lapua4.5 
 8. Gibson, LrNM.4.3 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.2 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.2.3 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.2.3 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.2 
 5. Ford, Kauhajoki2.2 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto2.1 
 7. Smith, Kataja2.0 
 8. Williams, KTP2.0 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris COMMONS
  Lapua
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Commons, Lapua1.7 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.4 
 3. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.4 
 5. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.3 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.1.3 
 7. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 8. Taft, Korihait1.0 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.9 
 10. Dyer, Korihait0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 5

A

Oct. 26: Porvoon Tarmo - Pyrinto II 90-71
Oct. 27: Oulun NMKY - Tapiolan Honka 83-78
Oct. 28: Huima - Ura Basket
Oct. 28: ToPo - SayRi

B

Oct. 26: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 83-63
Oct. 26: Kerava ET - KaU Koris 68-60
Oct. 28: JyWe - TuNMKY
Oct. 28: Espoo Basket - BC Jyvaskyla


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia30.3 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.30.0 
 3. Brennan, Tapiolan.25.0 
 4. Collins, SayRi23.3 
 5. Young, Porvoon21.8 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.7 
 7. Pyykkonen, JyWe21.5 
 8. Towa, Kerava ET21.2 
 9. Coleman, Oulun N.20.3 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia17.3 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.4 
 3. Stephens, Huima13.3 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris13.0 
 5. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.12.8 
 6. Itani, BC Jyvasky.11.8 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.5 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.11.3 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.11.0 
 10. Young, Porvoon11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarkko KYLLONEN
  Porvoon .
  (186-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Kyllonen, Porvoon5.4 
 2. Juvonen, Kerava ET4.7 
 3. Riihela, BC Nokia4.3 
 4. Niemisto, HBA-M.4.0 
 5. Herrala, HBA-M.3.6 
 6. Vaananen, Pyrin.3.5 
 7. Ginty, ToPo3.5 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.5 
 9. Little, Kerava ET3.2 
 10. Kinnunen, KaU Kor.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Little, Kerava ET4.4 
 2. Thomas, SayRi3.0 
 3. Richardson, Ura B.2.8 
 4. Andersen, Espoo B.2.8 
 5. Russell, Oulun N.2.3 
 6. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.3 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET2.2 
 8. Nash, Ura Basket2.0 
 9. Beatovic, ToPo2.0 
 10. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jari PULKKINEN
  Pyrin.
  (203-PF-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.3.3 
 2. Keskitalo, JyWe2.8 
 3. Young, Porvoon2.2 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.4 
 5. Markkanen, BC Jyv.1.3 
 6. Brennan, Tapiolan.1.3 
 7. Stephens, Huima1.3 
 8. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.3 
 9. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET1.0 


KORISLIIGA: Watch out, Pohjanmaa is coming - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 7: Watch out, Pohjanmaa basketball is coming! Yesterday Kauhajoki (Karhu) upset Pyrinto in Tampere and tonight Lapua (Korikobrat) defeated KTP (Kotka) at Lapua 94-82 (36-35). There were 18 lead changes and 12 ties during the 40 minutes. The victory was the first one eve for Lapuar on the home court on top level. Lapua had five players in double digits. Chris Commons (206-F-84, college: USC Aiken) led the hosts with 23 points. Dwight Tolbert (195-F-86, college: Lander) added 20 pts. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) netted 21 pts for the visitors.
In Salo local Vilpas lost again. This time visitor Kataja (Joensuu) won by 10 points 66-76 (36-39) even team had several players on injured list. Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) was anyway back in action and he led at once Kataja with 18 points. Kataja had only eight players on the roster. Marquis Hall (183-PG-87, college: Lehigh) led Vilpas with 20 pts.
And in Forssa local FoKoPo had no chances vs Bisons (Loimaa). Bisons crushed the hosts 68-106 (34-50). Charles Burgess (186-PG-84, college: Texas Tech) scored 26 points (treys 5/6) for FoKoPo, but Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) (Bisons) with his 35 pts was the king of the court once again.

Lapua - KTP 94-82 (36-35). (Chris Commons 23, Dwight Tolbert 20/7, Jussi Turja 13 - Antwine Williams 21, Bojan Sarcevic 16, Devonne Giles 11. A: 524).
Vilpas - Kataja 66-76 (36-39). (Marquis Hall 20, Troy Barnies 13/11, Shawn Atupem 12 - Jerald Fields 18/9, Jonte Flowers 17, Johnell Smith 17/10. A: 1030).

FoKoPo - Bisons 68-106 (34-50). (Charlie Burgess 26, Jahmar Thorpe 17/6, Andrais Thornton 10 - Martin Zeno 35, Jeb Ivey 16/7a, Matti Nuutinen 15. A: 722).
In Division 1A YMCA Oulu defeated Honka (Tapiola) 83-78 (34-36). This contest was a real thriller, but Oulu 3-pointers were the key factor to this kind of upset. YMCA Oulu was shooting 10/22 (45%) from behind the arc. Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) was alone 4/6.
YMCA Oulu - Honka 83-78 (34-36). (Dwight Coleman 21, Russell Frederick 15/10/7a, Jari Vanttaja 15/8 - Eric Brennan 22/10, Ronnie Clark 22/9, Tuomas Iisalo 16).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Orleans - Roanne 87-81
Oct. 27: Nancy - Boulazac 79-87 OT
Oct. 26: Paris-Levallois - Nanterre 77-81
Oct. 27: Poitiers - Gravelines 75-92
Oct. 26: ASVEL - Cholet 70-67
Oct. 26: Limoges - Le Mans 65-66
Oct. 27: Le Havre - Strasbourg 59-63
Oct. 29: Dijon - Chalon


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.5 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers19.3 
 3. Lighty, Nanterre18.7 
 4. King, Le Havre17.8 
 5. Schilb, Chalon16.7 
 6. Williams, Paris-.16.5 
 7. Jackson, AS.16.5 
 8. Fitch, Strasbourg16.0 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.16.0 
 10. Monroe, Boulazac16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Monroe, Boulazac10.0 
 2. Collins, Roanne9.5 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.9.3 
 4. Williams, Chalon9.0 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers8.3 
 6. Green, Orleans8.0 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg7.5 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac7.5 
 9. King, Nancy7.0 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.5 
 2. King, Le Havre7.5 
 3. Schilb, Chalon6.7 
 4. Pellin, Orleans6.5 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.6.0 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.3 
 7. Campbell, Stras.4.8 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.3 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Everett, Cholet4.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-PG-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.0 
 2. Schilb, Chalon3.0 
 3. Williams, Paris-.2.5 
 4. Eldridge, Boulazac2.5 
 5. Wanamaker, Limoges2.5 
 6. Jomby, Cholet2.5 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers2.3 
 8. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 9. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.0 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Amara SY
  AS.
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sy, AS.1.8 
 2. King, Nancy1.8 
 3. Fofana, Le Havre1.8 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.5 
 5. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 6. Vaty, Gravelines1.3 
 7. Issa, Le Mans1.0 
 8. Vebobe, Cholet1.0 
 9. Jean-B., Chalon1.0 
 10. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 26: Rouen - Nantes 95-83
Oct. 27: Boulogne - Evreux 92-98
Oct. 26: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Denain 92-89
Oct. 26: Bordeaux - Lille 88-98
Oct. 26: Antibes - St Quentin 84-91
Oct. 26: Hyeres-Toulon - St Vallier 84-89
Oct. 26: Maurienne - Bourg 83-65
Oct. 26: Fos Ouest - Chalons-Reims 78-76
Oct. 26: Charleville - Le Portel 69-72


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Brown, Maurienne24.2 
 2. McKines, Rouen23.2 
 3. Siggers, Lille20.2 
 4. Blue, Antibes20.0 
 5. Flowers, Denain19.8 
 6. Humphrey, Bordeaux19.2 
 7. Johnson, Chalons-.19.0 
 8. Booker, St Vallier18.8 
 9. Boddicker, Pau-La.18.3 
 10. Monds, Bourg18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bing, Maurienne11.5 
 2. Jackson, Pau-La.11.0 
 3. Wood, Evreux10.8 
 4. McKines, Rouen10.8 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin10.8 
 6. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.8 
 7. Monds, Bourg8.7 
 8. Blue, Antibes8.3 
 9. Dials, Hyeres-Toul.8.0 
 10. Rouse, St Vallier8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Craven, St Vallier9.0 
 2. Bassett, Rouen6.8 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.0 
 4. Huffman, Antibes5.8 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.5 
 6. Gaillou, Denain5.2 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.7 
 8. Hannah, Evreux4.7 
 9. Dumas, Bourg4.7 
 10. Ordin, Pau-Lacq.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craven, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 3. Hannah, Evreux2.2 
 4. Poupet, Chalons-.2.2 
 5. Brown, Maurienne2.2 
 6. Flowers, Denain2.2 
 7. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.2.0 
 8. McCray, Boulogne2.0 
 9. McIntosh, Hyeres-.2.0 
 10. McKines, Rouen1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.8 
 2. Chism, Maurienne1.8 
 3. Johnson, Chalons-.1.5 
 4. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.3 
 5. Henry, Nantes1.3 
 6. Williams, St Quent.1.3 
 7. Gay, Le Portel1.2 
 8. Jaiteh, Boulogne1.0 
 9. Wesley, Rouen1.0 
 10. Cummard, Fos Oue.1.0 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: St Chamond - Rueil 90-87
Oct. 27: Challans - Cognac 85-87
Oct. 27: Blois - Rennes 75-68
Oct. 27: Souffel - Vichy 68-49
Oct. 27: Quimper - La Rochelle 62-38
Oct. 27: Orchy - CFBB 116-53
Oct. 26: Angers BC 49 - Chartres


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Fabien HERARD
  Challans
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Herard, Challans21.8 
 2. Thinon, Sorgues19.0 
 3. Zamroz, Sorgues18.0 
 4. Hill, Angers BC 4917.0 
 5. Kaunisto, Blois16.8 
 6. Thibedore, Quimper16.7 
 7. Thomas, Vichy15.8 
 8. Inglis, CFBB15.8 
 9. Staelens, Blois15.8 
 10. Gentil, Rueil15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Kaunisto, Blois14.0 
 2. Calasan, Monaco10.0 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.3 
 4. Inglis, CFBB8.5 
 5. Hankins-Cole, Sorg.8.5 
 6. Sall, Rennes8.4 
 7. Tornato, Blois8.2 
 8. Christophe, Monaco7.7 
 9. N''Diaye, Souffel7.7 
 10. Herard, Challans7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Christophe, Monaco8.0 
 2. Rathieuville, Chal.7.5 
 3. Fellah, Angers B.7.0 
 4. Boivin, Chartres6.0 
 5. Saounera, Rueil5.5 
 6. Cherry, Quimper5.3 
 7. Minet, Souffel4.7 
 8. Inglis, CFBB4.3 
 9. Mouillard, Cognac4.3 
 10. Thomas, Vichy4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.3 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper3.0 
 3. Mouillard, Cognac2.7 
 4. Saounera, Rueil2.0 
 5. Herard, Challans2.0 
 6. Bach, Souffel2.0 
 7. Pene, Rennes2.0 
 8. Cherry, Quimper2.0 
 9. Ludon, Cognac1.8 
 10. Cazenobe, Souffel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Davis, Blois2.4 
 2. Diame, Rueil2.0 
 3. Traore, Angers B.1.7 
 4. Inglis, CFBB1.5 
 5. Tornato, Blois1.4 
 6. Ben Driss, Rennes1.4 
 7. Alingue, Souffel1.3 
 8. Cazenobe, Souffel1.3 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois1.2 
 10. Bardet, Monaco1.0 


ProB Round 6: Saint-Quentin hands first loss to Olympique Antibes - by Eurobasket News

There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of ProB and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Olympique Antibes (5-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Saint-Quentin (4-2) 91-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Olympique Antibes. The guests trailed by 19 points at the halftime before their 58-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Olympique Antibes. Saint-Quentin moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint-Quentin is looking forward to face SPO Rouen (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Fos Ouest (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game for ALM Evreux (4-2) which played on the court of 7th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (3-3). Eighth ranked ALM Evreux won 98-92. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jeremiah Wood chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. ALM Evreux moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. ALM Evreux will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Chalons-Reims (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (0-6) was very close to win a game against second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (5-1) on Friday. Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to secure only three-point victory 92-89. However their fans expected much easier game. Charles Jackson notched a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds by Marcus Kitts did not help to save the game for Denain Voltaire. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez used an opportunity after Antibes lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Denain Voltaire still closes the standings with six games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet Nantes (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked JL Bourg (3-3) against sixth ranked Aix-Maurienne (4-2) on Friday night. Visiting JL Bourg was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains 83-65. The best player for the winners was Wilbert Brown who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Le Portel (#3).
Important game to mention about took place in Fos. Seventeenth ranked Fos Ouest (2-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Chalons-Reims (3-3) 78-76 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. It was a good game for Edouard Choquet who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Fos Ouest moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chalons-Reims keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Fos Ouest will face league's leader Olympique Antibes on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6: Le Portel beat Charleville on the road 72-69. Hyeres-Toulon lost to St Vallier on its own court 84-89. Nantes unfortunately lost to Rouen in a road game 83-95. Bordeaux recorded a loss to Lille at home 88-98.


Boulogne - Evreux 92-98

Another exciting game for ALM Evreux (4-2) which played on the court of 7th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (3-3). Eighth ranked ALM Evreux won 98-92. It looked good early as SO Maritime Boulogne took an 19-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then ALM Evreux took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 6 points. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALM Evreux moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. ALM Evreux will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Chalons-Reims (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: J.Rousselle 19+4ast, V.Bigote 17+1reb+1ast, K.Cunningham 16+5reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 12+15reb+2ast, K.Horton 10+2reb+1ast, Z.Bah 8+6ast
Evreux: S.Ho You Fat 28+6reb+2ast, C.Hannah 22+6ast, J.Wood 18+9reb+3ast, D.Reed 18+5reb+3ast, L.Konate 8+3reb+2ast, G.Florimont 4+1reb
gschID: 179280


Charleville - Le Portel 69-72

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Le Portel (4-2) edged on the road 11th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-4) 72-69 on Friday. Charleville-Mezieres was trailing by 12 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 18-10 charge of Le Portel, which allowed them to win the game. Le Portel outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 42-30 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Charleville-Mezieres was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Guyanese Armand Charles (193-83) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds and guard Damien Pistre (190-83) added 14 points in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Le Portel will face JL Bourg (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Lille Metropole (#7).
Top scorers:
Charleville: T.Toney 14+6reb+2ast, D.Pistre 14+4reb+1ast, P.Sanders 10+2reb, C.Guillarme 9+3reb, F.Calvez 8+2reb+3ast, V.Pridotkas 8+5reb+1ast
Le Portel: A.Charles 17+8reb, R.Taylor 15+4reb+5ast, C.Bronchard 13+5reb, S.Gay 12+8reb+1ast, D.Wilson 6+5reb+2ast, M.N'Diaye 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 179285


Hyeres-Toulon - St Vallier 84-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Saint Vallier and 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon had identical 2-3 record. But Hyeres-Toulon was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Saint Vallier 89-84 on Friday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hyeres-Toulon won fourth quarter 28-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. point guard Axel Julien (185-92) replied with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) added 21 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Five Saint Vallier and four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier (3-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Hyeres-Toulon dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Saint Vallier will face Bordeaux (#17) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against ALM Evreux (#6) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: A.Julien 23+5reb+6ast, T.Dials 21+6reb+1ast, J.Newson 14+2reb+1ast, C.McIntosh 10+7ast, B.Niang 7+4reb, G.Radonjic 5
St Vallier: E.Craven 18+8reb+6ast, C.Rouse 17+8reb+2ast, R.Booker 17+3reb+3ast, H.Disy 12+6reb, I.Koma 10+3reb, J.Hoyaux 9+2ast
gschID: 179284


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Denain 92-89

Eighteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (0-6) was very close to win a game against second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (5-1) on Friday. Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to secure only three-point victory 92-89. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 28-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Denain Voltaire only scored seven points from the stripe. Pau-Lacq-Orthez looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) supported him with 18 points and 4 steals. Even a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds by American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) did not help to save the game for Denain Voltaire. His fellow American import forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez and five Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez used an opportunity after Antibes lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Denain Voltaire still closes the standings with six games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet Nantes (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 19+8reb, L.Humphrey 17+2reb+2ast, A.Liorel 15+2reb+1ast, M.Kitts 14+12reb+2ast, C.Cairo 13+7reb, X.Gaillou 11+2reb+9ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: C.Jackson 29+15reb+3ast, A.Mendy 18+4reb+1ast, R.Lesca 11+6ast, B.Boddicker 11+4reb+2ast, D.Denave 8+2reb+6ast, J.Morency 7+3reb
gschID: 179283


Maurienne - Bourg 83-65

Very important is a road loss of third ranked JL Bourg (3-3) against sixth ranked Aix-Maurienne (4-2) on Friday night. Visiting JL Bourg was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains 83-65. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. JL Bourg was better in fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and Philippe Braud (194-85) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Le Portel (#3).
Top scorers:
Bourg: D.Monds 19+10reb+2ast, P.Braud 19+5reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 7+5reb+3ast, L.Williams 6+5reb+3ast, J.Delhomme 5+1reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 4+3reb
Maurienne: W.Brown 23+9reb+1ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 16+6reb+3ast, W.Chism 14+6reb+1ast, E.Bing 13+10reb, S.Darnauzan 6+3reb+7ast, G.Clerc 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 179282


Rouen - Nantes 95-83

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked SPO Rouen and 13th ranked Nantes had identical 2-3 record. This time SPO Rouen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Nantes 95-83 on Friday night. The game without a history. SPO Rouen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SPO Rouen outrebounded Nantes 46-20 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 18 rebounds. Guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Nantes. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. SPO Rouen (3-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Nantes keeps the thirteenth position with four games lost. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked Saint-Quentin (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against the league's second-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Nantes: J.Mathis 16+6reb+1ast, T.Henry 12+5reb+3ast, N.Gayon 12+1reb+1ast, C.Ferchaud 12+3ast, J.Douillet 11+2reb+2ast, L.Corbett 10+2reb+3ast
Rouen: W.McKines 23+18reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 20+3reb, O.Bassett 17+7reb+9ast, T.Wesley 14+6reb, M.Diarra 14+8reb, F.Ateba 3
gschID: 179281


Antibes - St Quentin 84-91

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Olympique Antibes (5-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Saint-Quentin (4-2) 91-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Olympique Antibes. The guests trailed by 19 points at the halftime before their 58-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint-Quentin is looking forward to face SPO Rouen (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Fos Ouest (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: M.Badiane 18+7reb+1ast, T.Huffman 13+3reb+4ast, T.Blue 12+9reb+2ast, A.Hilliard 11+4reb+4ast, S.Fein 7+1ast, S.Essart 7+1reb+1ast
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 26+13reb, A.Saaka 22+5reb, M.Badiane 12+10reb, A.Rambur 8, K.Bichard 7+3reb+3ast, J.Ball 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 179279


Fos Ouest - Chalons-Reims 78-76

Important game to mention about took place in Fos. Seventeenth ranked Fos Ouest (2-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Chalons-Reims (3-3) 78-76 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. Chalons-Reims was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 21-15 charge of Fos Ouest, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 Chalons-Reims turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fos Ouest made 9 blocks. It was a good game for point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) replied with 28 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 11 points in the effort for Chalons-Reims. Fos Ouest moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chalons-Reims keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Fos Ouest will face league's leader Olympique Antibes on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: T.Johnson 28+5reb+2ast, P.Poupet 13+2reb+1ast, R.Mels 11+3reb+2ast, K.Corre 8+6reb, K.Joss-Rauze 8+3reb+1ast, J.Burrell 5+7reb
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 17+5reb+2ast, E.Choquet 14+6reb+7ast, S.Giffa 11+3reb+5ast, P.Haquet 7+4reb, M.Dia 7+2reb, K.Atamna 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 179278


Bordeaux - Lille 88-98

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Bordeaux (1-5) lost at home to ninth ranked Lille Metropole (4-2) 98-88 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 31-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Lille Metropole shot 62.1 percent from the field and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Lille Metropole outrebounded Bordeaux 29-18 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N'Diaye used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) replied with 31 points (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) added 24 points in the effort for Bordeaux. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Bordeaux dropped to the seventeenth position with five games lost. Lille Metropole will face Charleville-Mezieres (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bordeaux will play against Saint Vallier (#10).
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 31+2reb+2ast, M.Guichard 24+1reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 12+2reb+4ast, T.Coleman 10+3reb+4ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 6+3reb+2ast, R.Chery 5+4reb
Lille: J.Siggers 25+9reb+5ast, S.Bradford 16+6reb+1ast, L.Akono 15+4ast, B.Gillet 13+3reb+5ast, N.Taccoen 8+3reb+1ast, S.Smith 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 179277



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

25-year old forward Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 15 rebounds, while his team edged out Denain (#18, 0-6), the league's bottom-ranked team 92-89. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains the 2nd position in French ProB. They are still close to the very top. Pau-Lacq-Orthez would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. Jackson turned to be Pau-Lacq-Orthez's top player in his first season with the team. Hawaii-Pacific University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 63.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jason Siggers (188-SG-85) of Lille. He is American guard in his first season at Lille. In the last game Siggers recorded impressive 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Lille cruised to a 98-88 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Bordeaux (#17, 1-5). This victory allowed Lille to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Siggers is a newcomer at Lille and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.2ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.3rpg and 3.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin (#5). Lesieu scored 26 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of St Quentin, leading his team to a 91-84 win against the higher-ranked Antibes (#1, 5-1). St Quentin needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Lesieu has a great season in France. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.8rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen - 23 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Markel Humphrey (198-F-87) of Bordeaux - 31 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) of Boulogne - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Tyren Johnson (202-F-88) of Chalons-Reims - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. David Monds (205-C/F-83) of Bourg - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. ABA Strumica 1-0 
 2. Kozuv 1-0 
 3. Kumanovo 1-0 
 4. Feni Indistrija 0-0 
 5. Lirija 0-0 
 6. Pelister Bitola 0-1 
 7. Rabotnicki 0-1 
 8. Vardar 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 27: ABA Strumica - Pelister Bitola 81-53
Oct. 27: Kozuv - Rabotnicki 76-62
Oct. 27: Vardar - Kumanovo 74-89
Oct. 28: Lirija - Feni Indistrija


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Dimitar KARADZOVSKI
  Kozuv
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Karadzovski, Kozuv19.0 
 2. Jelesijevic, Rabot.16.0 
 3. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.15.0 
 4. Bozovic, Kozuv13.0 
 5. Pekovic, Kozuv12.0 
 6. Harper, Rabotnicki9.0 
 7. Shterjov, Kozuv9.0 
 8. Petrovski, Rabotni.8.0 
 9. Filipovic, Kozuv8.0 
 10. Blazevski, Kozuv5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja JELESIJEVIC
  Rabot.
  (210-C/F-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jelesijevic, Rabot.9.0 
 2. Shterjov, Kozuv6.0 
 3. Filipovic, Kozuv5.0 
 4. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.4.0 
 5. Amoke, Rabotnicki3.0 
 6. Harper, Rabotnicki3.0 
 7. Pavlovski, Kozuv3.0 
 8. Gjurov, Rabotnicki2.0 
 9. Bozovic, Kozuv2.0 
 10. Petrovski, Rabotn.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitar KARADZOVSKI
  Kozuv
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Karadzovski, Kozuv5.0 
 2. Pekovic, Kozuv3.0 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.3.0 
 4. Blazevski, Kozuv3.0 
 5. Filipovic, Kozuv2.0 
 6. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.0 
 7. Gjurov, Rabotnicki1.0 
 8. Amoke, Rabotnicki1.0 
 9. Avramovski, Rabot.1.0 
 10. Djordjevic, Kozuv1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pero BLAZEVSKI
  Kozuv
  (201-PF-72)
  Avg: 2
 1. Blazevski, Kozuv2.0 
 2. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.2.0 
 3. Glavchev, Kozuv1.0 
 4. Bozovic, Kozuv1.0 
 5. Pekovic, Kozuv1.0 
 6. Filipovic, Kozuv0.0 
 7. Avramovski, Rabot.0.0 
 8. Krstevski, Rabotni.0.0 
 9. Amoke, Rabotnicki0.0 
 10. Jelesijevic, Rabo.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Slobodan BOZOVIC
  Kozuv
  (207-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bozovic, Kozuv2.0 
 2. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Mihajloski, Rabot.1.0 
 4. Amoke, Rabotnicki1.0 
 5. Gjurov, Rabotnicki0.0 
 6. Djordjevic, Kozuv0.0 
 7. Dimitrovski, Rabot.0.0 
 8. Krstevski, Rabotni.0.0 
 9. Blazevski, Kozuv0.0 
 10. Jelesijevic, Rabo.0.0 



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 26: Rustavi - Samedicino 79-57
Oct. 27: Armia - Kutaisi 78-58
Oct. 27: TSU Tbilisi - STU Tbilisi 65-59
Oct. 26: Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 53-69
Oct. 27: MIA Academy - Sokhumi 100-90

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 2: Kutaisi - STU Tbilisi
Nov. 3: Olimpi - Batumi
Nov. 3: Dinamo Tbilisi - Rustavi
Nov. 3: MIA Academy - TSU Tbilisi
Nov. 3: Armia - Samedicino


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lamar KARIM
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (178-PG-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.27.0 
 2. Chlaidze, Sokhumi24.5 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.22.0 
 4. Bowie, Rustavi20.5 
 5. Prewitt, MIA A.19.5 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi15.0 
 7. Matiashvili, Kutai.15.0 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.14.0 
 9. Shvangiradze, Sokh.13.0 
 10. Kadaria, Sokhumi13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.11.5 
 2. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.0 
 3. Prewitt, MIA A.10.5 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.10.5 
 5. Matiashvili, Kutai.10.0 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.5 
 7. Toudjani, Rustavi8.0 
 8. Chikviladze, Dinam.7.5 
 9. Niniashvili, Dinam.7.5 
 10. Keshelava, Batumi7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Revaz ROGAVA
  MIA A.
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 6
 1. Rogava, MIA A.6.0 
 2. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.5 
 3. Chkareuli, TSU T.5.5 
 4. Baakashvili, Sokhu.5.5 
 5. Nanitashvili, Batu.5.0 
 6. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.0 
 7. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi4.5 
 8. Didia, Kutaisi4.5 
 9. Bowie, Rustavi4.0 
 10. Kadaria, Sokhumi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bowie, Rustavi4.0 
 2. Dzidziguri, STU T.3.0 
 3. Chochua, Rustavi2.5 
 4. Chikviladze, Dinam.2.0 
 5. Nanitashvili, Batu.2.0 
 6. Chachanidze, Rust.2.0 
 7. Dekanoidze, Sokhu.2.0 
 8. Barbakadze, Kutaisi2.0 
 9. Gabisonia, Samedic.1.5 
 10. Rogava, MIA A.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.5.5 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.2.0 
 3. Tukvadze, Samed.1.5 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.5 
 5. Bekauri, MIA A.1.0 
 6. Kvelashvili, Batumi1.0 
 7. Lezhava, Dinamo T.0.5 
 8. Nelson, Rustavi0.5 
 9. Barbakadze, Kutaisi0.5 
 10. Niniashvili, Dina.0.5 


Superleague Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

TSU Tbilisi - STU Tbilisi 65-59

The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-59. Point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serzhi Aselaini chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds.


Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: G.Bakradze 20+8reb+5ast, V.Chkareuli 16+5ast, S.Aselaini 12+13reb, I.Kobidze 9+6reb, G.Khaniashvili 6+3reb+1ast, G.Tetelashvili 2+2ast
STU Tbilisi: G.Pirvelashvili 16+5reb, T.Chachibaia 14+7reb+1ast, A.Dzidziguri 9+1reb+3ast, G.Kvetenadze 5+1reb, V.Tevzadze 4+4reb+1ast, Z.Machaladze 4+5reb+2ast


gschID: 204979


MIA Academy - Sokhumi 100-90

MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sokhumi's 26 and made 30-of-39 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Sokhumi 43-31 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. MIA players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Sokhumi was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) notched a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) supported him with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Even 29 points and 4 assists by forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) did not help to save the game for Sokhumi. Guard Rati Baakashvili (190-92) added 15 points and 6 assists for the guests. Four Sokhumi players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.


Top scorers:
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 30+13reb+5ast, C.Prewitt 26+11reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 16+11reb+9ast, I.Londaridze 8+3reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 6+1ast, M.Bokolishvili 6+1reb
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 29+4reb+4ast, G.Shvangiradze 15+3reb+1ast, R.Baakashvili 15+4reb+6ast, G.Kopaliani 10+3reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 7+2reb+1ast, V.Kadaria 7+12reb+4ast


gschID: 204978


Armia - Kutaisi 78-58

The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-58. Armia outrebounded Kutaisi 44-32 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) chipped in 6 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) responded with 8 points and 11 rebounds and Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) scored 12 points and 5 assists.


Top scorers:
Armia: M.Faison 14+3reb+2ast, L.Wilson 11+10reb+2ast, L.Parghalava 9+4reb+1ast, C.Millage 9+3reb+1ast, J.Kjellbom 8+8reb, R.Atanelishvili 7+1reb+4ast
Kutaisi: B.Kvimsadze 13+4reb+1ast, Z.Pashayev 12+2reb+5ast, G.Barbakadze 10+2reb+1ast, R.Didia 9+6reb+2ast, R.Matiashvili 8+11reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 4+4reb+1ast


gschID: 204977


Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 53-69

The game was mostly controlled by Dinamo Tbilisi. Batumi managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Tbilisi dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 24 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Batumi 50-29 including a 39-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Dinamo Tbilisi made 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) who scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian center Milan Oluic (210-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks. Guard Giorgi Nanitashvili (187-90) produced 16 points and the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: L.Karim 26+9reb+3ast, M.Oluic 10+10reb+2ast, B.Chikviladze 9+7reb+3ast, T.Niniashvili 7+8reb, I.Lezhava 4+3reb+1ast, I.Keidia 4+3reb+2ast
Batumi: G.Nanitashvili 16+2reb+1ast, L.Keshelava 11+6reb+1ast, G.Kvelashvili 10+6reb, N.Ramishvili 6+3reb+3ast, A.Eliashvili 5+6reb, I.Maisuradze 5+4reb+2ast


gschID: 204976


Rustavi - Samedicino 79-57

It looked good early as Samedicino-Academia took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Energy Invest had a 14-6 second period charge getting the lead and Samedicino-Academia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 57-79. Energy Invest dominated on the defensive end, holding Samedicino-Academia to just 6 points in second quarter. Energy Invest forced 26 Samedicino-Academia turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Samedicino-Academia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Guard Mikheil Chochua (193-87) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Guard Irakli Gabisonia (195-89) replied with 10 points and 5 rebounds and center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Samedicino-Academia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: N.Bowie 20+5reb+4ast, M.Chochua 14+4reb+2ast, K.Nelson 13+5reb+1ast, L.Khmelidze 9+3reb, L.Tsekvava 8+3reb+5ast, R.Chachanidze 7
Samedicino: G.Revazashvili 11+5reb, I.Gabisonia 10+5reb+1ast, B.Tchitchveishvili 9+4reb, G.Periashvili 8+2reb, Z.Maisuradze 6+5reb+1ast, D.Kordzadze 4+4reb
gschID: 204975



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Neckar L'burg - ALBA 93-84
Oct. 27: Ratiopharm - Phoenix Hagen 90-78
Oct. 27: Fraport SKY - Telekom Baskets 78-53
Oct. 27: TBB Trier - Bremerhaven 72-55
Oct. 27: Art.Dragons - s.Oliver Baskets 64-59
Oct. 27: MBC - Walter Tigers 57-72
Oct. 28: EWE Baskets - NY Phantoms
Oct. 28: Bayreuth - B.Muenchen
Oct. 28: LTi 46ers - Brose Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Ryan BROOKS
  LTi 46ers
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Brooks, LTi 46ers19.6 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.19.5 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.3 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.3 
 5. Taylor, Neckar L.16.2 
 6. Thompson, ALBA16.0 
 7. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.4 
 8. Peacock, Fraport14.5 
 9. Chubb, EWE Baskets14.2 
 10. Ray, Ratiopharm14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm11.7 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.2 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.6 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.4 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.7.3 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.7.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen7.2 
 8. Nash, Walter T.7.0 
 9. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.8 
 10. Gordon, Phoenix6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom6.2 
 2. Harris, LTi 46ers4.8 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.8 
 4. White, Phoenix4.4 
 5. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 6. Wood, ALBA4.0 
 7. Schaffartzik, ALBA4.0 
 8. Rice, B.Muenchen4.0 
 9. Bailey, Bayreuth4.0 
 10. Hamann, B.Muench.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jacob BURTSCHI
  Bremerha.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.5 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.2.2 
 3. Wood, ALBA2.0 
 4. Djedovic, ALBA1.8 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 6. Halperin, B.Mue.1.8 
 7. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 8. Jones, Fraport SKY1.5 
 9. McElroy, NY Phant.1.4 
 10. White, Phoenix1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm2.7 
 2. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.7 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.6 
 5. Zirbes, Brose B.1.5 
 6. Ford, Brose Baske.1.3 
 7. Fields, LTi 46ers1.2 
 8. Schneiders, NY Pha.1.0 
 9. Morrison, Bremerha.1.0 
 10. Boateng, NY Phan.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Leipzig - Karlsruhe 90-91
Oct. 27: Kirchheim - Gotha 85-92
Oct. 27: Vechta - Chemnitz 85-66
Oct. 27: Jena - Cuxhaven 79-87
Oct. 27: Ehingen - Goettingen 76-77
Oct. 27: Crailsheim - NBC 74-79
Oct. 27: ETB Wohnbau - Finke Baskets 104-82
Oct. 28: Duesseldorf - Heidelberg


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Brazelton, NBC23.3 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.8 
 3. Thomas, Cuxhaven21.3 
 4. Adams, Finke B.18.7 
 5. Jost, Finke Baske.18.5 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.3 
 7. Richardson, Karls.17.3 
 8. Barker, Jena16.5 
 9. Black, Karlsruhe16.3 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.3 
 2. Thompson, NBC10.5 
 3. Richardson, Karls.9.3 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau9.0 
 5. Dennis, Finke B.8.5 
 6. Unterluggaue., Ehi.7.6 
 7. Black, Karlsruhe7.5 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena7.3 
 9. Pratt, Cuxhaven7.3 
 10. Baker, Gotha7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets8.2 
 2. Smith, Gotha6.2 
 3. Williams, Vechta5.8 
 4. Bynum, Chemnitz5.2 
 5. Pratt, Cuxhaven5.0 
 6. Coleman, Crailsheim5.0 
 7. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.0 
 8. Brazelton, NBC4.8 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen4.7 
 10. Barker, Jena4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Vechta3.0 
 2. Bynum, Chemnitz2.8 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.7 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 5. Pratt, Cuxhaven2.2 
 6. Aud, Finke Baskets2.0 
 7. Sargent, Heidelberg1.8 
 8. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 9. Harris, Goettingen1.8 
 10. Brazelton, NBC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan DE MICHAEL
  NBC
  (205-F/C-77)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. De Michael, NBC1.7 
 2. Thompson, NBC1.7 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.5 
 4. Calvin, Ehingen1.3 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Lathan, Gotha1.2 
 7. Menck, Karlsruhe1.2 
 8. Madrich, Vechta0.8 
 9. Lischka, Crailsheim0.8 
 10. Abercrombie, NBC0.7 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Oct. 27: Rist Wedel - MTV Wolfenbuettel 74-66
Oct. 27: Wulfen - Recklinghausen 109-101
Oct. 27: Dorsten - Hannover 106-95
Oct. 28: Herten Lions - BSW Sixers
Oct. 28: Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg
Oct. 28: SU Medien - Schwelm

South

Oct. 27: Leitershofen - Bayer Giants 85-83
Oct. 27: Konstanz - Noerdlingen 78-93
Oct. 27: Langen - Licher Baeren 75-62
Oct. 28: Weissenhorn - Dresden
Oct. 28: TSV Troester - Hanau
Oct. 28: Dragons - Fraport SKY II


UBC Hannover Tigers waive Tyrone Nared - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro B side UBC Hannover has parted company with Tyrone Nared (203-F, college: Oregon). "Tyrone has a great character and always acted professionally. Unfortunately he could not fulfil our expectations on the court", UBC sport director Michael Goch stated on the team's website. The 23-year-old appeared in four Pro B games for the Hannover team and averaged 11.5 points as well as 4.3 rebounds per contest.
The Tigers are currently looking for a new player for the 4/5 spot.



Kellen Williams back in Zwickau - by Moritz Korff

Kellen Williams (194-F-84, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: E.Washington) has joined BC Energie Zwickau (1. Regionalliga South-East) for a second stint. The 28-year-old Seattle, Washington, native already played for the Zwickau team from 2008 to 2010, making the Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga South-East First Team in his second season.
In his comeback game, a 75-76 loss to Take-Off Wuerzburg, Williams posted an impressive double-double: 22 points and 19 rebounds. In the last two years Williams played for Pro B team RSV Eintracht Teltow/Kleinmachnow/Stahnsdorf. He averaged 15.5 points and 10.2 boards in the 2011-12 campaign.



Michael Creppy has joined Magdeburg Eagles - by Moritz Korff

Michael Creppy (190-G-86, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Cal-Riverside) made his debut for the BBC Solarto Eagles Magdeburg (1. Regionalliga North) this Saturday. He scored 16 points in a 91-80 win over SSV Lok Bernau. Creppy is a 26-year-old guard from Silver Spring, Maryland, who holds a passport of the United Kingdom. He spent his college career at Coppin State and Cal. State Riverside. As a professional Creppy has played for the Georgia Gwizzlies in the CBL, for the Worcester Wolves in the British Basketball League and most recently for Danish first division team Team FOG Naestved. He averaged 9.9 points, 2.4 boards and 1.9 assists a game for Team FOG last season.


TBB Trier Keep Jermaine Bucknor - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Beko BBL team TBB Trier announced today that they will keep Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond) until 2014. Bucknor is a 29 year old 199cm forward from Edmonton, Canada that is playing his third season in Germany. TBB Trier had gotten Bucknor for a short term contract for the injured Dragan Dojcin, but decided to keep him until 2014. Bucknor played for Frankfurt in 2010-2011 and last season for Wurzburg. "Jermaine has been a great support the last weeks and has been there from the start getting integrated well. It is great that we can keep him for two more years. It is a luxury situation for me to have a player like that", stated TBB Trier head coach Henrik Rodl. In his first four games, Bucknor was averaging 8,0ppg and 3,3rpg. Bucknor who played at Richmond and in France for his first four years as a professional is happy about remaining. "It is a lot of fun being a part of this team. I have had a great time in Trier so far. The team spirit and intensity is working. Our goal is to be the best team that we can be and we are working on it each day. I know that Trier hasn't been in the playoffs the last years. I don't know if it will work this time, but my decision to stay was easy", added Jermaine Bucknor.


Source: TBB Trier





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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Kolossos 3-0 
 2. Panionios 3-0 
 3. Olympiacos 2-0 
 4. KAOD 2-1 
 5. Peristeri GS 2-1 
 6. AGOR 1-1 
 7. Ikaros 1-1 
 8. Panathinaikos 1-1 
 9. Aris 1-2 
 10. Panelefsiniakos 1-2 
 11. PAOK 1-2 
 12. Ilysiakos 1-2 
 13. Apollon Patras 0-3 
 14. Kavala 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 27: KAOD - PAOK 89-78
Oct. 27: Kavala - Panionios 84-87
Oct. 27: Kolossos - Panelefsiniakos 78-71
Oct. 27: Peristeri GS - Apollon Patras 76-74
Oct. 27: Aris - Ilysiakos 64-63
Oct. 28: Ikaros - Olympiacos
Oct. 29: Panathinaikos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Ikaros
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Kiritsis, Ikaros23.5 
 2. Petrovic-S., Apoll.21.0 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos18.0 
 4. Grant, Apollon15.3 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.15.0 
 6. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.0 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.0 
 8. Thorne, Perister.15.0 
 9. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.0 
 10. Zaras, KAOD14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vassilis SYMTSAK
  Ikaros
  (204-C/F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Symtsak, Ikaros12.0 
 2. Palmer, KAOD11.5 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris9.0 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK8.0 
 5. Tsiakos, Panele.7.3 
 6. Kanonidis, Periste.7.0 
 7. Petway, AGOR7.0 
 8. Nunnally, Kavala6.5 
 9. Jones, Ilysiakos6.3 
 10. Krstevski, Kavala6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Apollo.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. McCollum, Apollo.4.7 
 2. Duvnjak, AGOR4.5 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.5 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR4.5 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.0 
 8. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 9. Petrovic-S., Apoll.3.7 
 10. Kakaroudis, KAOD3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 2. Pelekanos, Aris2.3 
 3. Klaiber, Apollon2.0 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR2.0 
 5. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 6. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 7. Tsairelis, PAOK2.0 
 8. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 9. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.7 
 10. Scott, Ilysiakos1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Petway, AGOR3.5 
 2. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 3. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 4. Latovic, AGOR1.0 
 5. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 6. Michel, KAOD1.0 
 7. Faye, Ikaros1.0 
 8. Tsartsaris, Panath.1.0 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.0 
 10. Coleman, Kavala1.0 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 27: Nea Kifisia - Arkadikos 88-61
Oct. 27: Pagrati - Filathlitikos 78-88
Oct. 27: Ikaroi Serron - OFI 75-70
Oct. 27: Koroivos - Niki Volou 74-61
Oct. 27: Irakleio - Lavrio 71-78
Oct. 27: Ermis Lagkada - Doxa Lefkadas 66-52
Oct. 27: Trikalla - Agia Paraskevis 101-74


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.25.3 
 2. Jovanovic, Irakleio22.5 
 3. Kaklamanos, Trikal.21.3 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.20.5 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos19.7 
 6. Gizogiannis, Arkad.19.3 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.18.7 
 8. Pelkic, Irakleio17.0 
 9. Gikas, Filathlitik.17.0 
 10. Tsiakas, Agia P.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savvas MANOUSOS
  Doxa L.
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Manousos, Doxa L.12.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.10.3 
 3. Mirkovic, Doxa L.9.3 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos9.0 
 5. Pavlovic, Pagrati8.5 
 6. Pelkic, Irakleio8.5 
 7. Pagonis, Lavrio8.0 
 8. Jovanovic, Irakleio8.0 
 9. Paschalis, Lavrio7.5 
 10. Papachristos, Tri.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.8.0 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos6.0 
 3. Cosic, Koroivos5.7 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.7 
 5. Samothrakis, Filat.4.3 
 6. Katsares, Trikalla4.0 
 7. Petrakis, OFI4.0 
 8. Saloustros, Filath.4.0 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 10. Kapiniaris, Ikaro.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.7 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.3.0 
 3. Ioakeimidis, Ermis3.0 
 4. Manavopoulos, Agia2.7 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.5 
 6. Karydas, Koroivos2.3 
 7. Theodorakos, Niki2.0 
 8. Adetokoubo, Filath.2.0 
 9. Vranjes, Pagrati2.0 
 10. Tsiakas, Agia P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.5 
 2. Vagenas, Doxa L.1.0 
 3. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.1.0 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, OFI0.7 
 6. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 7. Panou, Arkadikos0.7 
 8. Bouris, Arkadikos0.7 
 9. Papachristos, Trik.0.7 
 10. Adetokoubo, Filat.0.7 


A2 Round 3: Leader Ermis Lagkada gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Round 3 means everything may happen in A2 as the season just started.

Undefeated leader Ermis Lagkada delivered the third consecutive win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (1-2) 66-52 in Lagadas. Ermis Lagkada forced 19 Doxa Lefkadas turnovers. Strangely Doxa Lefkadas outrebounded Ermis Lagkada 53-29 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was center Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-80) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Haris Plioukas (200-89) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Savvas Manousos (208-85) who recorded 6 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ermis Lagkada have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Doxa Lefkadas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Ermis Lagkada is looking forward to face Irakleio (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Koroivos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Athens was also worth to mention about. Leader Filathlitikos (3-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Pagrati (1-2). Filathlitikos defeated Pagrati 88-78. It was a good game for naturalized Nigerian forward Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-93) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 steals. Babis Samothrakis contributed with 23 points for the winners. Forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-77) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for Pagrati. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Filathlitikos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Pagrati at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Filathlitikos will play against Lavrio (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Pagrati will play against Agia Paraskevis to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Athens. Local Nea Kifisia (3-0) outscored 6th ranked Arkadikos (1-2) 88-61 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Vaggelis Karaboulas who helped to win the game recording 23 points. The best for the losing side was Miroslav Cubrilo with 22 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Nea Kifisia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Arkadikos keeps the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Nea Kifisia will meet Niki Volou (#13) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Arkadikos will play against Ikaroi Serron (#9) in Serres.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Lavrio defeated Irakleio in a road game 78-71. Koroivos beat Niki Volou at home 74-61. Winless OFI lost to Ikaroi Serron on the opponent's court 70-75. Bottom-ranked Trikalla outscored Agia Paraskevis in a home game 101-74.
The best stats of 3rd round was 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by Dionysios Giannakopoulos of Lavrio.


Irakleio - Lavrio 71-78

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Irakleio (1-2) was defeated at home by leader Lavrio (3-0) 78-71 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-11. But Irakleio won third quarter 23-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lavrio made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Irakleio turnovers. It was a great evening for swingman Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Guard Christos Liberopoulos (185-88) helped adding 12 points. The best for the losing side was point guard Giannis Stefanakis (185-80) with 21 points and 4 assists and guard Marios Sakellarakis (195-88, agency: FCM) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Lavrio have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Irakleio dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Lavrio will meet league's second-placed Filathlitikos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Irakleio will play against the league's leader Ermis Lagkada (#1) in Lagadas.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: D.Giannakopoulos 35+7reb+2ast, C.Liberopoulos 12+2ast, G.Psomaderis 11+1reb+2ast, P.Tsiros 8+3reb+1ast, M.Perakis 8+5reb, K.Paschalis 4+8reb+1ast
Irakleio: G.Stefanakis 21+4ast, A.Godopoulos 11+2reb+2ast, M.Sakellarakis 9+7reb, K.Kotoulas 9+3reb, K.Agapiadis 6+1reb+1ast, G.Arnaoutakis 6+5reb
gschID: 196317


Koroivos - Niki Volou 74-61

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Koroivos (2-1) defeated at home bottom-ranked Niki Volou (0-3) 74-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Koroivos. Niki Volou managed to win third quarter 12-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Niki Volou 34-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. Koroivos looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for Croatian guard Petar Cosic (186-85, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 9 assists. Forward Petros Noeas (204-87) helped adding 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Koroivos players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-92) with 14 points and 4 assists and forward Lefteris Stamos (201-89) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Niki Volou's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Koroivos moved-up to fifth place. Niki Volou at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with OFI. Koroivos will meet Doxa Lefkadas (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Niki Volou will play against Nea Kifisia in Athens and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Koroivos: G.Antoniadis 15+4reb, P.Cosic 12+3reb+9ast, P.Noeas 10+11reb+2ast, B.Tomic 10+3reb+1ast, N.Kourtis 9+2reb+1ast, A.Karydas 8+3reb+9ast
Niki Volou: G.Mavrogiannis 14+4reb+4ast, L.Stamos 13+7reb+1ast, T.Koutinas 8+2reb, G.Karagiolidis 8+3reb+1ast, G.Maltesios 6+1reb, M.Politis 6+3ast
gschID: 196315


Nea Kifisia - Arkadikos 88-61

The game with biggest result difference took place in Athens. Local Nea Kifisia (3-0) outscored 6th ranked Arkadikos (1-2) 88-61 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Nea Kifisia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Arkadikos' 30. They outrebounded Arkadikos 36-16 including a 28-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. Power forward Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-80, agency: FCM) helped adding 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Serbian center Miroslav Cubrilo (205-82) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and guard Thodoris Tsiotras (198-87) scored 9 points and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Nea Kifisia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Arkadikos keeps the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Nea Kifisia will meet Niki Volou (#13) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Arkadikos will play against Ikaroi Serron (#9) in Serres.
Top scorers:
Nea Kifisia: V.Karaboulas 23+3reb+1ast, C.Petrodimopoulos 17+3reb+1ast, F.Moschovitis 12+1reb+7ast, G.Chatzinikolas 9+1reb+1ast, S.Diamantopoulos 7+7reb+1ast, T.Sioutis 7+7reb+2ast
Arkadikos: M.Cubrilo 22+5reb, S.Gizogiannis 10+3reb, T.Govas 9+2reb, T.Tsiotras 9+1reb+5ast, N.Djurdjevic 8+1reb+3ast, S.Panou 2+3reb
gschID: 196314


Ikaroi Serron - OFI 75-70

Everything could happen in Serres at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Ikaroi Serron and bottom-ranked OFI had identical 0-2 record. This time Ikaroi Serron used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Heraklion 75-70 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-70. Ikaroi Serron dominated on the defensive end, holding OFI to just 6 points in third quarter. They also forced 24 OFI turnovers. It was a great evening for guard Dionisios Kapiniaris (185-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Filipp Simeonidis (204-80, agency: Court Side) helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Ikaroi Serron players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bulgarian center Krum Doychinov (206-86, agency: Interperformances) with 12 points and 9 rebounds and forward Alexandros Petrakis (200-87) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Ikaroi Serron (1-2) left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams. It was OFI's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Niki Volou. Ikaroi Serron will meet Arkadikos (#8) in the next round. OFI will play against Aiolos Trikallon (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ikaroi Serron: D.Kapiniaris 19+4reb+5ast, K.Totsios 15+1reb+2ast, F.Simeonidis 14+5reb+1ast, K.Pehlivanis 10+3reb+2ast, S.Iosifidis 7+5reb+2ast, M.Milicevic 6+3reb
OFI: A.Petrakis 12+3reb+5ast, P.Tserkitsoglou 12+1reb, K.Doychinov 12+9reb+1ast, V.Kitsoulis 10+6reb+3ast, K.Balafas 9+5reb+3ast, T.Traianos 9+5reb+1ast
gschID: 196313


Trikalla - Agia Paraskevis 101-74

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Aiolos Trikallon (1-2) outscored at home higher ranked Agia Paraskevis (1-2) 101-74 on Saturday. The game without a history. Aiolos Trikallon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.7 percent from the field. Aiolos Trikallon forced 19 Agia Paraskevis turnovers and outrebounded them 32-11 including a 23-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aiolos Trikallon shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. It was a great evening for forward Giannis Papachristos (194-80) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81, agency: FCM) helped adding 24 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Aiolos Trikallon players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Vangelis Tsiakas (194-81) with 22 points and forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) scored 13 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Aiolos Trikallon left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Agia Paraskevis. Aiolos Trikallon will meet bottom-ranked OFI (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Agia Paraskevis will play against Pagrati (#7) in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trikalla: N.Kaklamanos 24+1reb+2ast, G.Papachristos 17+10reb+3ast, N.Katsares 12+2reb+5ast, N.Tsoutsos 11+2reb, S.Gioulekas 10+5reb+2ast, V.Angelakopoulos 8+3reb+1ast
Agia Paraskevis: V.Tsiakas 22+2reb+1ast, K.Sverkounos 13, N.Psileas 13+2reb+1ast, K.Vardavas 9+4reb+1ast, G.Zervos 7+1reb, A.Matos 4
gschID: 196312


Pagrati - Filathlitikos 78-88

The game in Athens was also worth to mention about. Leader Filathlitikos (3-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Pagrati (1-2). Filathlitikos defeated Pagrati 88-78. Pagrati was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 30-19 charge of Filathlitikos, which allowed them to win the game. Pagrati was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Nigerian forward Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-93) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 steals. Guard Babis Samothrakis (189-83, agency: FCM) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-77) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) added 19 points in the effort for Pagrati. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Filathlitikos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Pagrati at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Filathlitikos will play against Lavrio (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Pagrati will play against Agia Paraskevis to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Filathlitikos: T.Adetokoubo 26+3reb+3ast, B.Samothrakis 23+2reb+3ast, C.Saloustros 11+6reb+6ast, N.Gikas 9+6reb+5ast, G.Adetocunbo 9+3reb+1ast, M.Kaberidis 7+4reb
Pagrati: V.Sklavos 20+12reb+1ast, F.Vasilopoulos 19+2reb+3ast, N.Vranjes 13+4reb+1ast, A.Koutroulias 9+5reb+3ast, D.Georgaros 8+3reb+2ast, D.Fotiou 4+4reb
gschID: 196311


Ermis Lagkada - Doxa Lefkadas 66-52

Undefeated leader Ermis Lagkada delivered the third consecutive win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (1-2) 66-52 in Lagadas. Ermis Lagkada forced 19 Doxa Lefkadas turnovers. Strangely Doxa Lefkadas outrebounded Ermis Lagkada 53-29 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was center Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-80) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Haris Plioukas (200-89) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Savvas Manousos (208-85) who recorded 6 points and 14 rebounds and Serbian center Luka Mirkovic (208-89, college: Northwestern) added 6 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ermis Lagkada have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Doxa Lefkadas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Ermis Lagkada is looking forward to face Irakleio (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Koroivos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ermis Lagkada: T.Georgitsis 18+3reb+1ast, G.Anagnostopoulos 16+8reb+5ast, H.Plioukas 16+3reb+3ast, T.Ioakeimidis 7+5reb+2ast, T.Onasoglou 5+1reb, T.Kamariotis 2+3reb+1ast
Doxa Lefkadas: P.Martzos 9+2reb, A.Vournas 8+1reb+1ast, V.Vagenas 8+7reb, D.Matic 6+4reb, S.Manousos 6+14reb, L.Mirkovic 6+13reb+1ast
gschID: 196316



Dionysios Giannakopoulos claims Greek A2 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Lavrio and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 30-year old swingman had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Lavrio in his team's victory, helping them to beat Irakleio (#11, 1-2) 78-71. Lavrio maintains the 3rd position in Greek A2. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Lavrio already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Giannakopoulos had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Lavrio, through which he has constantly improved. Dionysios Giannakopoulos averages just after two games 20.5ppg and 6.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old forward Giannis Papachristos (194-F-80) of Trikalla. Papachristos impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Trikalla to another comfortable win outscoring Agia Paraskevis (1-2) 101-74. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Papachristos is a newcomer at Trikalla and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Nigerian Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93) of second-ranked Filathlitikos. Adetokoubo scored 26 points. He was a key player of Filathlitikos, leading his team to a 88-78 win against Pagrati (#7, 1-2). Filathlitikos started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Adetokoubo turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Adetokoubo has a very solid season. In 3 games in Greece he scored 16.0ppg. Thanasis Adetokoubo has also Greek passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dionisios Kapiniaris (185-G-91) of Ikaroi Serron - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) of Pagrati - 20 points and 12 rebounds
6. Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81) of Trikalla - 24 points and 2 assists
7. Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-C/F-80) of Nea Kifisia - 17 points and 3 rebounds
8. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia - 23 points and 3 rebounds
9. Babis Samothrakis (189-G-83) of Filathlitikos - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Lefteris Stamos (201-F-89) of Niki Volou - 13 points and 7 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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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Weert - Amsterdam 82-67
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 49-86
Oct. 28: M.Magixx - Groningen
Oct. 28: Zwolle - Leeuwarden


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: De Hoppers - MSV/Zeemacht 93-81
Oct. 27: Orca's Urk - Punch 80-71
Oct. 26: BC Apollo 2 - Cangeroes 68-86
Oct. 27: Cangeroes - Red Giants 68-57
Oct. 27: Almere P. - Binnenland 60-65
Oct. 27: UBALL - Rotterdam 2 53-59
Oct. 28: BC Apollo 2 - Almonte
Oct. 28: Leiden 2 - De Groene



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 26: Szedeak - Jaszberenyi 88-75
Oct. 27: Marso NYKK - ZTE KK 82-60
Oct. 27: FS Debrecen - Soproni 69-97
Oct. 25: PVSK Pannon - Kaposvari 56-79
Oct. 26: Albacomp - Kormend 118-99
Oct. 25: Falco-Szova - Atomeromu 106-77

Round 2

Oct. 31: Soproni - Albacomp


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zvonko BULJAN
  Kormend
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Buljan, Kormend21.8 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.21.8 
 3. Spica, Kaposvari21.0 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 5. Barovic, Soproni19.8 
 6. Williams, Atomeromu19.8 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.8 
 8. Fey, Falco-Szova19.4 
 9. Berkis, Marso N.19.4 
 10. Wood, Albacomp19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen11.6 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.11.6 
 3. Barovic, Soproni10.3 
 4. Davis, Marso N.9.4 
 5. Toth, PVSK P.9.2 
 6. Nelson, Marso N.8.5 
 7. Fey, Falco-Szova8.4 
 8. Dukic, Szedeak8.2 
 9. Spica, Kaposvari8.2 
 10. Hendlein, Kaposva.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Nelson, Marso N.7.0 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.5 
 3. Thomas, Soproni6.3 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari5.8 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.8 
 7. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.4 
 8. Wood, Albacomp5.3 
 9. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.0 
 10. Fekete, FS Debre.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.2.5 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari2.4 
 4. Hollis, Albacomp2.3 
 5. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 6. Spica, Kaposvari2.2 
 7. Rujak, Kormend2.2 
 8. Gaspar, ZTE K.2.2 
 9. Buljan, Kormend2.0 
 10. Polyak, Marso N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Barovic, Soproni1.5 
 2. Davis, Marso N.1.4 
 3. Carter, FS Debrecen1.4 
 4. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.0 
 5. Idlet, Atomeromu0.8 
 6. Keller, Albacomp0.8 
 7. Lekli, Albacomp0.8 
 8. Boldizsar, Marso N.0.8 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu0.8 
 10. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: UCD Marian - UL Eagles 61-73
Oct. 27: Killester - B.Gais Neptune
Oct. 29: UCC Demons - DCU Saints



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  ITALY   

Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 28: Lucca - San Severo 96-56
Oct. 27: Omegna - Latina Basket 80-73
Oct. 28: Treviglio - Perugia
Oct. 28: Reggio Calabr. - Bologna
Oct. 28: Castelletto - Firenze
Oct. 28: Casalpusterlengo - Ferrara
Oct. 28: Mirandola - Matera
Oct. 28: Bari - Torino
Oct. 28: Agrigento - Chieti


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Treviglio
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 20
 1. Ferrarese, Trevigl.20.0 
 2. Parente, Lucca18.5 
 3. Losi, Mirandola18.4 
 4. Casadei, Firenze18.3 
 5. Gueye, San Severo18.2 
 6. Evangelisti, Torino17.8 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari17.6 
 8. Pierini, Recanati17.6 
 9. Poltroneri, Perugia17.4 
 10. Chiumenti, Casalp.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.13.7 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.2 
 3. Bonessio, Bari10.0 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara9.8 
 5. Baldi Rossi, Torino9.8 
 6. Perego, Treviglio8.8 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.8 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.8 
 9. Casadei, Firenze8.0 
 10. Raminelli, Bologna7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.8 
 2. Marino, Casalp.5.5 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.5.0 
 4. Piazza, Bologna5.0 
 5. Rajola, Chieti4.8 
 6. Cantone, Matera3.8 
 7. Mossi, Agrigento3.8 
 8. Caroldi, Firenze3.3 
 9. Vico, Matera3.2 
 10. Mariani, Reggio C.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Bologna
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Piazza, Bologna5.0 
 2. Tavernelli, Latina4.7 
 3. Parente, Lucca4.2 
 4. Sanna, Firenze3.8 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.8 
 6. Bonamente, Perugia3.6 
 7. Cortesi, Ferrara3.3 
 8. Barsanti, Lucca3.3 
 9. Capitanelli, Firen.3.3 
 10. Casadei, Firenze3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Matteo RAMINELLI
  Bologna
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Raminelli, Bologna2.0 
 2. Rossi, Chieti1.6 
 3. Capitanelli, Firen.1.5 
 4. Sanna, Firenze1.3 
 5. Ranuzzi, Castellet.1.3 
 6. Scarponi, San S.1.2 
 7. Pazzi, Castelletto1.2 
 8. Chiarello, Perugia1.2 
 9. Gagliardo, Latina1.0 
 10. Ihedioha, Castell.0.8 



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Tochigi Brex - Hitachi SR 78-85
Oct. 27: Mitsubishi DD - Hokkaido L. 77-39
Oct. 26: Toshiba BT - Panasonic T. 76-89
Oct. 27: Toshiba BT - Panasonic T. 76-89
Oct. 27: Toyota Alvark - Aishin SH 66-83
Oct. 28: Tochigi Brex - Hitachi SR
Oct. 28: Toyota Alvark - Aishin SH
Oct. 28: Mitsubishi DD - Hokkaido L.


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Jamar SMITH
  Hitachi SR
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Smith, Hitachi SR20.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba20.2 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.17.8 
 4. Watkins, Panasoni.17.1 
 5. Diouf, Toshiba BT16.0 
 6. Rolle, Mitsubis.15.1 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.0 
 8. Kawamura, Tochigi15.0 
 9. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.7 
 10. Ito, Tochigi Brex14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.11.9 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.9 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.4 
 4. Smith, Hitachi SR8.9 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba8.5 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota8.0 
 7. Diouf, Toshiba BT7.7 
 8. Ito, Tochigi Brex7.6 
 9. Young, Aishin SH7.3 
 10. Rolle, Mitsubis.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Naoto TSUJI
  Toshiba BT
  (185-G/F-89)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.7 
 2. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.7 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.3 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.1 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi3.0 
 7. Ito, Toyota Alvark3.0 
 8. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.8 
 9. Watanabe, Panason.2.4 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.6 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.6 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi1.4 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba1.3 
 6. Tsuji, Toshiba BT1.2 
 7. Igarashi, Mitsubis.1.2 
 8. Asayama, Aishin SH1.1 
 9. Watanabe, Panason.1.1 
 10. Smith, Hitachi SR1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.1.8 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.4 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 4. Young, Aishin SH1.0 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 6. Rolle, Mitsubis.0.9 
 7. Fazekas, Toshiba0.8 
 8. Moss, Toshiba BT0.7 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR0.7 
 10. Asayama, Aishin0.6 


Standings - BJ League

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Hamamatsu P. - Shimane SM 99-86
Oct. 27: Miyazaki SS - Oita H.Devils 84-96
Oct. 27: Kyoto Hannar. - Fukuoka Rizing 84-92
Oct. 27: Okinawa GK - Shiga L-Stars 79-68
Oct. 27: Niigata Albirex - Yokohama BC 78-75
Oct. 27: Chiba Jets - Shinshu BW 76-83
Oct. 27: Tokyo Cinq R. - Toyama Grouses 73-82
Oct. 27: Tokyo Cinq R. - Toyama Grouses 73-82
Oct. 27: Iwate Big Bulls - Gunma 102-67


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 John HUMPHREY
  Saitama .
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Humphrey, Saitama25.3 
 2. Jones, Tokyo C.22.3 
 3. Walkup, Osaka E.21.0 
 4. Bell, Chiba Jets20.5 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM20.3 
 6. Galloway, Hamamats.19.7 
 7. McHenry, Okina.18.8 
 8. Brown, Miyazaki SS18.3 
 9. Sneed, Iwate B.18.3 
 10. Green, Shinshu BW17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Reginald WARREN
  Fukuoka .
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Warren, Fukuoka13.8 
 2. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.0 
 3. Willard, Sendai 89.11.8 
 4. Kent, Akita NH11.5 
 5. Green, Shinshu BW10.5 
 6. Galloway, Hamamats.10.3 
 7. Blackledge, Iwate10.0 
 8. Cummings, Akita NH9.8 
 9. Fuqua, Hamamats.9.8 
 10. Brown, Toyama G.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.5.7 
 2. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.3 
 3. Shimura, Sendai5.0 
 4. Tomori, Gunma4.1 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.4.0 
 6. Humphrey, Saitama3.8 
 7. Aoki, Tokyo Cinq R.3.8 
 8. Yonamine, Okina.3.8 
 9. Saito, Shinshu BW3.5 
 10. Murry, Niigata3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Parker, Shimane SM3.8 
 2. Masato, Iwate B.2.9 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.5 
 4. Brown, Toyama G.2.5 
 5. Morris, Shinshu BW2.3 
 6. Aoki, Tokyo Cinq R.2.3 
 7. Konno, Osaka Eves.2.3 
 8. Shimura, Sendai2.2 
 9. Angounou, Chiba J.2.0 
 10. Kensuke, Chiba J.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Blackledge, Iwate4.0 
 2. Cox, Osaka Evessa3.0 
 3. Orr, Saitama Bron.2.4 
 4. Davis, Shimane SM2.3 
 5. Newton, Okinawa GK2.0 
 6. Brown, Toyama G.2.0 
 7. Carter, Tokyo C.2.0 
 8. Little, Miyazaki.1.8 
 9. Marshall, Shins.1.5 
 10. Green, Shinshu BW1.5 


BJ League Round 6: Hamamatsu Phoenix hands first defeat to Shimane Magic - by Eurobasket News

Round 6 means everything may happen in BJ League as the season just started. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Undefeated Shimane Magic (4-1) recorded its first loss in Mikawa on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (4-3) 99-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. The game was mostly controlled by Hamamatsu Phoenix. Shimane Magic managed to win third quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hamamatsu Phoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. The other American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to fourth place. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Shinshu BW and Oita H.Devils. Hamamatsu Phoenix are again looking forward to face higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Shimane Magic will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Okinawa. Top-ranked Okinawa GK faced 4th ranked Shiga L-Stars. Host Okinawa GK (5-0) defeated guests from Shiga (3-2) 79-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shiga L-Stars. It was a good game for American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Tsubasa Yonamine contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Okinawa GK's coach Tohyama Kouto allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Cameroonian power forward Alfred Aboya (206-85, college: UCLA) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Shiga L-Stars. Undefeated Okinawa GK have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Shiga L-Stars at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Okinawa GK will again play against Shiga L-Stars (#5) at home in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round.
Undefeated leader Iwate Big Bulls delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Gunma (0-7) 102-67. Dillion Sneed had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Lewis Witcher with 17 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Iwate Big Bulls (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Newly promoted Gunma still closes the standings with seven games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will again meet at home Gunma (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gunma will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Kyoto Hannar. (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-84 loss to seventh ranked Fukuoka Rizing (2-3) in Kyoto. Julius Ashby notched 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Fukuoka Rizing (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Miyazaki was also quite interesting. Third ranked Oita Heat Devils (4-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-4). Oita Heat Devils defeated Miyazaki Shining Suns 96-84 on Saturday. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Wendell White who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Oita Heat Devils moved-up to second place, which they share with Shimane SM and Shinshu BW. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. Oita Heat Devils will have a break next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play again at home against the league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils (#2).

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Shinshu BW defeated Chiba Jets in Nagano 83-76. Niigata Albirex beat Yokohama BC at home 78-75. Toyama Grouses won against Tokyo Cinq R. on the opponent's court 82-73. Tokyo Cinq R. unfortunately lost to Toyama Grouses in a home game 73-82.
The best stats of 6th round was 36 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds by Joe Werner of Chiba Jets.


Miyazaki SS - Oita H.Devils 84-96

The game in Miyazaki was also quite interesting. Third ranked Oita Heat Devils (4-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-4). Oita Heat Devils defeated Miyazaki Shining Suns 96-84 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Oita Heat Devils. Miyazaki Shining Suns was better in fourth quarter 28-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oita Heat Devils made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Oita Heat Devils outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 46-31 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV, agency: Top Notch Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds. Power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Five Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and guard Larriques Cunningham (198-88, college: Lee) added 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Oita Heat Devils moved-up to second place, which they share with Shimane SM and Shinshu BW. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. Oita Heat Devils will have a break next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play again at home against the league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils (#2).
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Keller 26+10reb+3ast, L.Cunningham 21+6reb+4ast, H.Otsuka 11+2reb, Y.Kojima 8+4reb+1ast, K.Ito 7+4reb+4ast, M.Brown 6+3reb+3ast
Oita H.Devils: C.Tate 21+8reb+3ast, W.White 20+16reb+3ast, K.Hatano 18+7reb+1ast, M.Lottich 13+6reb+2ast, N.Takushi 10+1reb+4ast, T.Shimizu 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 200381


Okinawa GK - Shiga L-Stars 79-68

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Okinawa. Top-ranked Okinawa GK faced 4th ranked Shiga L-Stars. Host Okinawa GK (5-0) defeated guests from Shiga (3-2) 79-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shiga L-Stars. Shiga L-Stars were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Okinawa GK made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Shiga L-Stars turnovers. It was a good game for American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guard Tsubasa Yonamine (173-83) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Okinawa GK's coach Tohyama Kouto allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Cameroonian power forward Alfred Aboya (206-85, college: UCLA) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: Top Notch Sports) added 13 points in the effort for Shiga L-Stars. Okinawa GK have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Shiga L-Stars at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Okinawa GK will again play against Shiga L-Stars (#5) at home in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: A.Aboya 13+7reb+2ast, W.Arnold 13+4reb+1ast, S.Ogawa 9+5reb+1ast, D.Gomez Camargo 9+6reb+2ast, R.Nixon 8+6reb+2ast, J.Nakama 7+3reb
Okinawa GK: A.McHenry 23+9reb+4ast, T.Yonamine 17+2reb+4ast, J.Newton 9+11reb+1ast, T.Woodbury 6+1ast, N.Kosuge 5+3reb+2ast, M.Yamauchi 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 200382


Kyoto Hannar. - Fukuoka Rizing 84-92

Bottom-ranked Kyoto Hannar. (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-84 loss to seventh ranked Fukuoka Rizing (2-3) in Kyoto. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kyoto Hannar. won fourth quarter 28-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) notched 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) supported him with 18 points. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) did not help to save the game for Kyoto Hannar.. His fellow American import forward David Palmer (201-82, college: S.Utah, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 20 points and 5 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Fukuoka Rizing (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: D.Palmer 20+5reb+2ast, Y.Okada 18+3reb, M.Cousin 17+10reb+1ast, M.Kataoka 13+2reb+1ast, L.Pomare 6+3reb+1ast, K.Setoyama 4+3reb+8ast
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Ashby 20+9reb+4ast, J.Peppers 18+4reb+3ast, Z.Johnson 17+3reb+1ast, J.Nakanishi 11+1reb+1ast, S.Ishitani 10+1reb+1ast, R.Warren 9+7reb+4ast
gschID: 200380


Hamamatsu P. - Shimane SM 99-86

Undefeated Shimane Magic (4-1) recorded its first loss in Mikawa on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (4-3) 99-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. The game was mostly controlled by Hamamatsu Phoenix. Shimane Magic managed to win third quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hamamatsu Phoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. The other American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Tatsuhiro Yokoo (186-85) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to fourth place. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Shinshu BW and Oita H.Devils. Hamamatsu Phoenix are again looking forward to face higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Shimane Magic will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 20+11reb+4ast, T.Yokoo 17+3reb+4ast, K.Yamabuchi 15+2reb+3ast, J.Davis 9+8reb, B.Puckett 7+8reb+2ast, B.Freeman 6+1reb+1ast
Hamamatsu P.: K.Galloway 22+6reb+10ast, J.Parmer 22+5reb+6ast, S.Nakanishi 21+1reb, T.Kamishima 9+4reb, A.Ohta 8+5reb+2ast, E.Fuqua 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 200379


Chiba Jets - Shinshu BW 76-83

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Chiba Jets (1-4) were defeated at home by fourth ranked Shinshu BW (4-1) 83-76 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Chiba Jets won fourth quarter 24-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Takato Saito (181-85) chipped in 18 points. Five Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and Cameroonian forward Serge Angounou (202-83, college: Arizona St., agency: SDJ Sports) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Shinshu BW moved-up to second place, which they share with Shimane SM and Oita H.Devils. Chiba Jets lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. Shinshu BW will have a break next round. Chiba Jets will play again at home against Shinshu BW (#4) in Nagano.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: J.Werner 36+18reb+1ast, S.Angounou 13+8reb, D.Bell 13+6reb+1ast, H.Sato 7+2reb+2ast, T.Kensuke 7+1reb+5ast, S.Isshiki 0+2reb+5ast
Shinshu BW: T.Saito 18+3ast, D.Curry 14+6reb+1ast, E.Morris 12+9reb+3ast, J.Green 12+6reb+2ast, T.Goya 10+2reb+4ast, W.Marshall 10+6reb
gschID: 200377


Niigata Albirex - Yokohama BC 78-75

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Niigata Albirex (2-3) edged at home higher ranked Yokohama BC (2-1) 78-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 21-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) who recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Senegalese center Pape Faye (200-87) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Five Niigata Albirex and four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Niigata Albirex moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Yokohama BC keeps the fifth position with one game lost. Niigata Albirex will face again higher ranked Yokohama BC (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: D.Burns 16+6reb+5ast, P.Faye 15+5reb+2ast, M.Kabaya 14+2reb+4ast, P.Butorac 10+6reb+2ast, T.Kennedy 6+3reb+2ast, O.Kimura 6+2reb
Niigata Albirex: K.Sato 15+3reb, N.Murry 15+6reb+2ast, C.Holm 11+13reb+5ast, M.Gray 10+6reb, R.Webb 10+10reb+2ast, H.Kondo 8+2ast
gschID: 200376


Tokyo Cinq R. - Toyama Grouses 73-82

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-4) was defeated at home by third ranked Toyama Grouses (5-3) 82-73 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican power forward Angel Garcia (209-88, college: Memphis) who scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import center Jared Carter (216-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Toyama Grouses and four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Carter 19+8reb+1ast, J.Jones 18+11reb+3ast, H.Takada 12+3reb+5ast, A.Inoue 11+3reb, R.Barrett 6+5reb+1ast, C.Sasaki 5+2reb+2ast
Toyama Grouses: A.Garcia 22+9reb+5ast, I.Brown 17+9reb+4ast, M.Joho 14+4reb+4ast, T.Fujie 12+1reb+1ast, J.Jacob 12+5reb+1ast, T.Mito 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 200378


Tokyo Cinq R. - Toyama Grouses 73-82

Rather predictable result when third ranked Toyama Grouses (5-3) beat on the road 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-4) 82-73 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican power forward Angel Garcia (209-88, college: Memphis) who scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import center Jared Carter (216-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Toyama Grouses and four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Carter 19+8reb+1ast, J.Jones 18+11reb+3ast, H.Takada 12+3reb+5ast, A.Inoue 11+3reb, R.Barrett 6+5reb+1ast, C.Sasaki 5+2reb+2ast
Toyama Grouses: A.Garcia 22+9reb+5ast, I.Brown 17+9reb+4ast, M.Joho 14+4reb+4ast, T.Fujie 12+1reb+1ast, J.Jacob 12+5reb+1ast, T.Mito 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 200374


Iwate Big Bulls - Gunma 102-67

Undefeated leader Iwate Big Bulls delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Gunma (0-7) 102-67. Iwate Big Bulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Top Notch Sports) had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 9 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) with 17 points and 9 rebounds and guard Kenya Tomori (177-84) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Iwate Big Bulls (7-0) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Newly promoted Gunma still closes the standings with seven games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will again meet at home Gunma (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gunma will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Gunma: L.Witcher 17+9reb, K.Tomori 11+2reb+3ast, S.Okada 8+3reb+2ast, T.Tatsuhiko 8+2reb, D.Brown 7+2reb+2ast, N.Williams 5+6reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: D.Sneed 33+13reb, K.Takahashi 17+2reb+3ast, N.Nakamura 15, R.Okosa 9+16reb+5ast, M.Sawaguchi 9+1reb+2ast, H.Ishibashi 6
gschID: 200375



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  KAZAKHSTAN   

Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. Kaspiy Aktau 2-1 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 1-0 
 3. BC Astana 1-0 
 4. BK Almaty 1-1 
 5. BK Kapshagay 1-1 
 6. Tobol 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Kaspiy Aktau - BC Astana 64-90
Oct. 27: Barsy Atyrau - Tobol 102-93
Oct. 28: Barsy Atyrau - Tobol
Oct. 28: Kaspiy Aktau - BC Astana



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Valmiera - Ventspils 83-62
Oct. 28: Turiba - Liepaja
Oct. 28: LU - Jelgava
Oct. 28: Barons kvartals - Jekabpils


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.17.3 
 2. Apsitis, Turiba17.3 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava16.3 
 4. Peiners, LU15.8 
 5. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.3 
 6. Krumins, Valmiera15.3 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.0 
 8. Berzins, Valmiera14.8 
 9. Sokolovs, Turiba14.3 
 10. Mednis, Jurmala13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils10.0 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.3 
 3. Zvigurs, U188.0 
 4. Mednis, Jurmala8.0 
 5. Gulbis, Barons k.7.7 
 6. Dargais, LU7.4 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.3 
 8. Miezis, Barons k.6.3 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera6.3 
 10. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Donald SIMS
  Ventspils
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Sims, Ventspils5.5 
 2. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.0 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera4.5 
 4. Krumins, Valmiera4.3 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba4.0 
 6. Metra, Barons k.3.7 
 7. Miezis, Barons k.3.7 
 8. Peiners, LU3.6 
 9. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.3 
 10. Zavackas, VEF Ri.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja2.7 
 2. Miezis, Barons k.2.7 
 3. Teel, Ventspils2.5 
 4. Rudmiezis, Turiba2.3 
 5. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.2.3 
 6. Coders, Jurmala2.0 
 7. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 8. Sims, Ventspils1.8 
 9. Apsitis, Turiba1.7 
 10. Metra, Barons k.1.7 
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. Gulbis, Barons k.1.0 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 8. Pasecniks, U181.0 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera1.0 
 10. Berzins, Valmiera0.8 



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  LITHUANIA   

Standings - LKL

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 27: Juventus - Naglis Palangos 96-36
Oct. 27: Lietkabelis - Nevezis 76-62
Oct. 27: LSU-Baltai - Rudupis 48-82
Oct. 28: Siauliai - Pieno Zvaigzdes


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Relphorde, Naglis19.7 
 2. Orelikas, Rudupis19.6 
 3. Mazeika, Neptunas15.0 
 4. Mockevicius, Nagli.14.3 
 5. Hughes, Pieno Z.14.0 
 6. Morkeliunas, Juven.13.7 
 7. Sirutavicius, Liet.13.7 
 8. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai13.5 
 9. Leonard, Juventus13.3 
 10. Gailius, Neptunas13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vytautas SARAKAUSKAS
  Neptu.
  (204-C-82)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Sarakauskas, Nept.9.3 
 2. Cipruss, Lietkabel.9.0 
 3. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai8.8 
 4. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 5. Drungilas, Lietkab.6.7 
 6. Vene, Rudupis6.4 
 7. Cepukaitis, Pieno6.0 
 8. Balocka, Sakalai6.0 
 9. McCulley, Juventus6.0 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis4.4 
 2. Malasauskas, LSU-.4.3 
 3. Leonard, Juventus4.0 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietka.3.7 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas3.7 
 6. Vene, Rudupis3.4 
 7. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.3 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.3.3 
 9. Broadus, Neptunas2.8 
 10. Sirutavicius, Lie.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Relphorde, Naglis3.0 
 2. Girdziunas, Nevezis2.3 
 3. Brown, Naglis P.2.2 
 4. Babkauskas, Lietk.2.0 
 5. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.2.0 
 6. Dambrauskas, Sakal.1.8 
 7. Kiausas, Sakalai1.8 
 8. Vene, Rudupis1.8 
 9. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.8 
 10. Ulanovas, Pieno Z.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai3.8 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.8 
 3. Cepukaitis, Pieno1.7 
 4. Ulanovas, Pieno Z.1.7 
 5. Petrukonis, Juven.1.5 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.1.3 
 7. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.0 
 8. Vilimas, Juventus1.0 
 9. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.0 
 10. Jakstas, Nevezis0.8 


Standings - NKL

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 27: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Ezerunas-Karys 90-71
Oct. 27: Statyba - Meresta 85-68
Oct. 27: Olimpas - Gargzdai 83-72
Oct. 27: S.Marciulionio - Mazeikiai 78-83
Oct. 27: Radviliskis - Delikatesas 73-74
Oct. 27: Nafta Universitetas - Triobet 71-95
Oct. 27: Birstono - Suduva-Mantinga 54-63
Oct. 27: Dzukija - Silute 111-74


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.21.3 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas20.5 
 3. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.18.0 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.17.9 
 5. Kleiza, Birstono16.8 
 6. Macernis, Mazeikiai16.0 
 7. Giedraitis, Mazeik.15.9 
 8. Pancerevas, Silute15.6 
 9. Pociukonis, S.Marc.15.4 
 10. Gudaitis, Zalgir.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija10.9 
 2. Virbalas, Perla.9.9 
 3. Linkevicius, Triob.9.3 
 4. Udras, Perlas-MRU8.4 
 5. Jurgo, Radviliskis8.3 
 6. Kazakauskas, Olimp.8.0 
 7. Gudaitis, Zalgir.8.0 
 8. Krestinin, S.Marc.7.6 
 9. Macernis, Mazeikiai7.5 
 10. Kvedaraviciu., De.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Meres.
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.7.9 
 2. Anuzis, Nafta U.6.5 
 3. Harrison, Dzukija6.4 
 4. Zurna, Radviliskis5.1 
 5. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.8 
 6. Kelys, Perlas-MRU4.7 
 7. Sidlauskas, Mazeik.4.6 
 8. Varanauskas, Stat.4.5 
 9. Kuklierius, Suduva.4.4 
 10. Klemas, Delikates.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Osvaldas MACERNIS
  Mazeikiai
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.9 
 2. Razutis, Olimpas2.6 
 3. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.5 
 4. Harrison, Dzukija2.4 
 5. Klemas, Delikatesas2.4 
 6. Tamulis, Zalgir.2.3 
 7. Grigonis, Zalgir.2.2 
 8. Stanionis, Zanav.2.1 
 9. Kleiza, Birstono2.1 
 10. Radavicius, Meres.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.9 
 2. Gudaitis, Zalgir.2.6 
 3. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.5 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.2.3 
 5. Kaubrys, Silute1.6 
 6. Staniulis, S.Marc.1.5 
 7. Petrileviciu., Bir.0.9 
 8. Pupinis, Suduva.0.9 
 9. Keras, Delikatesas0.9 
 10. Bagdonaviciu., Me.0.9 


NKL Round 8: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

NKL round 8 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Meresta (6-2) against second ranked Statyba (7-1) 85-68 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Meresta. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Statyba dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Meresta's 34. They outrebounded Meresta 43-25 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) contributed with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) replied with 19 points and 4 steals for Meresta. Statyba have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Meresta at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Mazeikiai and Suduva-Mantinga. They were replaced at the leadership position by Statyba. Meresta will play next round against Ezerunas-Karys trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Statyba will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Mazeikiai on the road.
The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Mazeikiai (6-2) played at the court of 6th ranked S.Marciulionio (4-4). Mazeikiai managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78. Worth to mention a great performance of Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and Osvaldas Macernis who added 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Mazeikiai moved-up to second place, which they share with Meresta and Suduva-Mantinga. S.Marciulionio at the other side dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with Triobet. Mazeikiai will play against league's leader Statyba in Vilnius in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. S.Marciulionio will play on the road against Radviliskis (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Radviliskis between Delikatesas and Radviliskis. Tenth ranked Delikatesas (5-3) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked Radviliskis (2-6). Delikatesas managed to escape with a 1-point win 74-73 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The winners were led by Aivaras Kvedaravicius who scored that evening 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by Rytis Rauktys did not help to save the game for Radviliskis. Delikatesas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Radviliskis dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Nafta Universitetas and Birstono. Delikatesas will meet at home Zalgiris-Sabonio (#7) in the next round. Radviliskis will play against S.Marciulionio (#11) in Vilnius and hope to secure a win.
The game between fifth ranked Dzukija (5-3) and 17th ranked Silute (1-7) in Alytus ended with biggest points difference. Dzukija outscored guests from Silute 111-74. The best player for the winners was Giedrius Kurtinaitis who scored 32 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Newly promoted Dzukija maintains fifth position with 5-3 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Silute lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with seven games lost. Dzukija's next round opponent will be Ezerunas-Karys (#13) in Moletai and are hoping to win another game. Silute will play against Birstono (#14).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Ezerunas-Karys was smashed by Zalgiris-Sabonio on the road 90-71. Nafta Universitetas was destroyed by Triobet on its own court 71-95. Suduva-Mantinga managed to outperform Birstono in Marijampole 63-54. Olimpas managed to beat Gargzdai at home 83-72.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks by Arturas Gudaitis of Zalgiris-Sabonio.


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Ezerunas-Karys 90-71

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (5-3) crushed 11th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (3-5) in Kaunas 90-71. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris-Sabonio. Ezerunas-Karys was better in second period 26-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zalgiris-Sabonio players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Ezerunas-Karys helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) who scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. Forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Zalgiris-Sabonio players scored in double figures. Guard Marius Kugauda (191-76) produced 18 points and forward Remigijus Sugintas (200-87) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Zalgiris-Sabonio moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ezerunas-Karys at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with five games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be Delikatesas (#6) in Joniskis. Ezerunas-Karys will play on the road against Meresta (#3) in Pakruojis.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: A.Gudaitis 27+9reb, N.Barauskas 14+3reb, M.Grigonis 14+5reb+5ast, T.Dimsa 13+5reb+1ast, P.Sorokas 9+10reb+4ast, L.Lekavicius 5+2reb+4ast
Ezerunas-Karys: M.Kugauda 18+4reb+1ast, K.Alekna 13+2reb+2ast, R.Sugintas 12+7reb+3ast, R.Ambrulaitis 9+5reb, G.Kulbis 7+2reb+1ast, M.Janisius 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 201216


Statyba - Meresta 85-68

NKL round 8 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Meresta (6-2) against second ranked Statyba (7-1) 85-68 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Meresta. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Statyba dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Meresta's 34. They outrebounded Meresta 43-25 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) replied with 19 points and 4 steals and guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for Meresta. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Statyba have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Meresta at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Mazeikiai and Suduva-Mantinga. They were replaced at the leadership position by Statyba. Meresta will play next round against Ezerunas-Karys trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Statyba will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Mazeikiai on the road.
Top scorers:
Statyba: K.Brusokas 19+10reb+1ast, V.Luksa 17+13reb, O.Varanauskas 12+3reb+2ast, D.Tarvydas 10+4reb+2ast, T.Rinkunas 8+1reb+5ast, L.Kazlauskas 6+2reb+3ast
Meresta: L.Radavicius 19+2reb+3ast, T.Gaidamavicius 18+2reb+4ast, B.Bagdonavicius 12+8reb+2ast, D.Keburys 12+4reb+1ast, A.Povilaitis 5+4reb+1ast, I.Vaitkus 2+4reb+4ast
gschID: 201217


Nafta Universitetas - Triobet 71-95

Rather expected game when 15th ranked Nafta Universitetas (2-6) was smashed by thirteenth ranked Triobet (4-4) in Klaipeda 95-71. The game without a history. Triobet led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Nafta Universitetas' 46. Triobet forced 22 Nafta Universitetas turnovers and outrebounded them 43-27 including 17 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Tomas Milinskas (202-90) who scored 23 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Deividas Anuzis (181-92) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists and forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Triobet and four Nafta Universitetas players scored in double figures. Triobet moved-up to tenth place, which they share with S.Marciulionio. Nafta Universitetas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. Triobet's next round opponent will be higher ranked Zanavykas (#9) and it may be quite challenging game. Nafta Universitetas will play against the league's second-placed Suduva-Mantinga (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Triobet: T.Milinskas 23+4reb+2ast, P.Vaitiekunas 17+3reb+3ast, H.Vorotnikovas 14+8reb+2ast, M.Linkevicius 13+13reb+3ast, T.Sebeziovas 11+5reb+6ast, V.Kruzikas 9+3reb+3ast
Nafta Universitetas: D.Anuzis 16+7reb+13ast, V.Chodosovskis 13+7reb+1ast, V.Tarolis 11+4reb, D.Norkus 11+5reb+2ast, D.Zvinklys 7+3reb+1ast, K.Timofejevas 6
gschID: 201215


S.Marciulionio - Mazeikiai 78-83

The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Mazeikiai (6-2) played at the court of 6th ranked S.Marciulionio (4-4). Mazeikiai managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78. The guests were already 18 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-12 S.Marciulionio's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-78 at the end of the game. Mazeikiai players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and forward Osvaldas Macernis (196-82) who added 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds and forward Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-93) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mazeikiai moved-up to second place, which they share with Meresta and Suduva-Mantinga. S.Marciulionio at the other side dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with Triobet. Mazeikiai will play against league's leader Statyba in Vilnius in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. S.Marciulionio will play on the road against Radviliskis (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: R.Giedraitis 23+5reb+1ast, O.Macernis 15+8reb+4ast, A.Kojenets 13+2reb+3ast, M.Sidlauskas 12+6reb+7ast, A.Mikutis 9+4reb+3ast, V.Pikalavicius 7+8reb+2ast
S.Marciulionio: D.Krestinin 14+9reb, O.Olisevicius 13+5reb+4ast, M.Pociukonis 11+3reb+1ast, T.Lekunas 10+7reb+2ast, G.Staniulis 9+8reb+1ast, P.Lescinskas 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 201214


Radviliskis - Delikatesas 73-74

A very close game took place in Radviliskis between Delikatesas and Radviliskis. Tenth ranked Delikatesas (5-3) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked Radviliskis (2-6). Delikatesas managed to escape with a 1-point win 74-73 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) who scored that evening 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Antanas Montrimavicius (199-87) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Even 16 points and 5 rebounds by guard Rytis Rauktys (187-84) did not help to save the game for Radviliskis. Forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) added 13 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Four Radviliskis players scored in double figures. Delikatesas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Radviliskis dropped to the fourteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Nafta Universitetas and Birstono. Delikatesas will meet at home Zalgiris-Sabonio (#7) in the next round. Radviliskis will play against S.Marciulionio (#11) in Vilnius and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: A.Montrimavicius 18+5reb+1ast, A.Kvedaravicius 16+6reb+5ast, Z.Petraitis 14+1ast, D.Girdvila 8+5reb+1ast, M.Keras 8+6reb+2ast, I.Lianzbergas 7+1reb+2ast
Radviliskis: R.Rauktys 16+5reb+1ast, D.Gricius 13+3reb+2ast, J.Zurna 13+2reb+5ast, V.Trepocka 13+6reb+3ast, J.Jurgo 5+5reb, L.Pipiras 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 201213


Birstono - Suduva-Mantinga 54-63

Very predictable result when third ranked Suduva-Mantinga (6-2) won against on the road 14th ranked Birstono (2-6) 63-54. The guests were ahead by 12 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 14-4 run, which allowed them to win the game. Suduva-Mantinga dominated on the defensive end, holding Birstono to just 4 points in fourth quarter. The best player for the winners was center Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-80) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Aivaras Zibuda (192-88) chipped in 21 points. Paulius Kleiza (195-88) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and Donatas Sabeckis added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Suduva-Mantinga have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Mazeikiai and Meresta. Birstono at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with six games lost. Suduva-Mantinga's next round opponent will be Nafta Universitetas (#15) in Klaipeda which should be an easy win for them. Birstono will play on the road against Silute.
Top scorers:
Suduva-Mantinga: A.Zibuda 21+2reb+2ast, M.Kalvelis 18+13reb+1ast, A.Cizikas 8+2reb+4ast, A.Krivonis 5+4reb, Z.Kuklierius 4+1reb+4ast, K.Pupinis 4+4reb
Birstono: P.Kleiza 18+7reb+1ast, D.Sabeckis 11+6reb+4ast, D.Sabeckis 8+2reb+1ast, A.Oladimeji 8+2reb, P.Petrilevicius 6+7reb+3ast, T.Mickevicius 3
gschID: 201212


Olimpas - Gargzdai 83-72

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (1-7) lost on the road to ninth ranked Olimpas (5-3) 83-72. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpas. Gargzdai-Bremena was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpas dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Gargzdai-Bremena's 32. Olimpas forced 20 Gargzdai-Bremena turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who scored 24 points. Forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-90) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Donatas Tarolis (201-94) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Marius Grigaitis (196-91) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olimpas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Gargzdai-Bremena at the other side stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Olimpas' next round opponent will be higher ranked Meresta (#3) in Pakruojis and it may be quite challenging game. Gargzdai-Bremena will play on the road against Perlas-MRU (#12) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Olimpas: A.Maneikis 24+4reb+1ast, T.Domarkas 16+2reb+3ast, J.Kazakauskas 13+6reb+4ast, M.Kazonas 13+5reb+1ast, E.Gintvainis 4+5ast, I.Razutis 4+3reb+2ast
Gargzdai: D.Tarolis 20+8reb+1ast, M.Grigaitis 17+2reb+2ast, M.Martinkus 11+2reb+5ast, D.Matutis 10+3reb+3ast, G.Sakalas 4+1reb, L.Lucinskas 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 201211


Dzukija - Silute 111-74

The game between fifth ranked Dzukija (5-3) and 17th ranked Silute (1-7) in Alytus ended with biggest points difference. Dzukija outscored guests from Silute 111-74. It looked good early as Silute took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dzukija had a 33-16 second period charge getting the lead and Silute was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-111. They outrebounded Silute 49-22 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Dzukija shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Giedrius Kurtinaitis (193-86) who scored 32 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Dzukija players scored in double figures. Guard Vitalis Pancerevas (185-87, college: Weatherford JC) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Evaldas Saulys (193-93) added 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Newly promoted Dzukija maintains fifth position with 5-3 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Silute lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with seven games lost. Dzukija's next round opponent will be Ezerunas-Karys (#13) in Moletai and are hoping to win another game. Silute will play against Birstono (#14).
Top scorers:
Dzukija: G.Kurtinaitis 32+4reb+1ast, P.Sakinis 24+7reb+5ast, C.Trybanski 15+13reb+2ast, B.Harrison 14+8reb+9ast, T.Skripkauskas 14+8reb+3ast, M.Reminas 9+4reb+5ast
Silute: V.Pancerevas 22+6reb+7ast, E.Saulys 17+5reb+1ast, A.Kaubrys 16+2reb+2ast, M.Kasiulevicius 9+4reb, A.Virsilas 8+2reb+4ast, T.Skardzius 2
gschID: 201210



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  LUXEMBOURG   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Residence - T71 95-83
Oct. 27: Basket Esch - Sparta 86-107
Oct. 27: Contern - Amicale 66-87
Oct. 27: Black Star - Etzella 103-108 OT
Oct. 28: Soleuvre - Musel Pikes


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 30.2
 1. McDaniel, Black S.30.2 
 2. Kennedy, Residence25.2 
 3. Bryant, Black Star24.2 
 4. Green, Soleuvre23.8 
 5. Ulin, Sparta22.3 
 6. Pellum, Residence22.2 
 7. Simpson, Etzella22.0 
 8. Schumacher, T7121.5 
 9. Frazier, Contern20.2 
 10. Pelham, Soleuvre19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Simpson, Etzella15.3 
 2. Svitek, Basket Es.11.0 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.11.0 
 4. Golson, Amicale10.8 
 5. Powell, Contern10.5 
 6. Gary, Musel Pikes10.4 
 7. Sharry, T719.7 
 8. Pelham, Soleuvre8.8 
 9. Wurtz, Musel Pikes8.6 
 10. Ulin, Sparta8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent SCHWARTZ
  Musel P.
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Schwartz, Musel P.4.8 
 2. Schartz, Amicale