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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 28: Partizan - Radnicki KG 91-80
Oct. 27: Szolnok - KK Split 75-67
Oct. 27: Cibona - Siroki WWin 69-63
Oct. 28: Cedevita - Zadar 67-83
Oct. 27: MZT Skopje - Crvena Zvezda 60-75
Oct. 27: Krka - Buducnost 51-66
Oct. 29: Igokea - Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir LUCIC
  Partizan
  (202-SF-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Lucic, Partizan20.3 
 2. Bader, Szolnok18.0 
 3. Travis, Zadar17.0 
 4. Rakocevic, Crvena16.7 
 5. Mimica, KK Split16.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split14.7 
 7. Blazic, Union O.14.2 
 8. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 9. Worthington, Radni.13.2 
 10. Edwards, Igokea12.8 
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. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.0 
 6. Musli, 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. Hammonds, Igokea3.6 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki.3.6 
 7. Green, Cedevita3.3 
 8. Vladovic, Krka3.2 
 9. Popovic, Buducnost3.2 
 10. Prostran, Zadar3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Green, Cedevita2.2 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 3. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.8 
 6. Prepelic, Union O.1.8 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 9. Salin, Union Olimp.1.6 
 10. Rannikko, Union O.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.5 
 3. Kalve, Szolnok1.0 
 4. Bryan-A., Radnicki.1.0 
 5. Planinic, Siroki W.1.0 
 6. Edwards, Igokea0.8 
 7. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.7 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 10. Omic, Union Olimp.0.6 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
North
 1. Libertad S. 10-4 
 2. Olimpico LB 10-4 
 3. Regatas C. 8-5 
 4. Quimsa 7-6 
 5. Sionista 7-7 
 6. Atenas 6-8 
 7. Union Progr. 4-8 
 8. La Union 2-12 
South
 1. Penarol 11-2 
 2. Lanus 8-5 
 3. Argentino 8-6 
 4. Wuber-Est.Bahia 6-6 
 5. GECR Indalo 6-7 
 6. Boca Jrs 5-7 
 7. Obras 4-8 
 8. 9 de Julio 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

North

Oct. 28: Quimsa - Sionista 91-84
Oct. 28: Union Progr. - Olimpico LB 75-88
Oct. 28: La Union - Atenas 69-70
Oct. 28: Libertad S. - Regatas C. 66-75

South

Oct. 28: 9 de Julio - Obras 93-87
Oct. 28: Penarol - Lanus 84-65
Oct. 28: Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 82-73
Oct. 28: Argentino - Boca Jrs 68-105

Second Stage: Round 1

Nov. 2: Olimpico LB - Sionista
Nov. 2: La Union - 9 de Julio
Nov. 2: GECR Indalo - Boca Jrs
Nov. 2: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Libertad S.
Nov. 2: Atenas - Regatas C.
Nov. 2: Union Progr. - Argentino
Nov. 2: Lanus - Obras
Nov. 2: Penarol - Quimsa



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 26: Crocodiles - Kings 87-92
Oct. 28: Taipans - Kings 69-71
Oct. 26: Tigers - Breakers 64-75
Oct. 28: 36ers - Hawks 63-77

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 2: Breakers - Kings
Nov. 2: Crocodiles - Taipans
Nov. 4: Kings - 36ers
Nov. 4: Tigers - Crocodiles
Nov. 4: Hawks - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Lisch, Wildcats18.7 
 2. Madgen, Kings18.6 
 3. Tragardh, Taipans18.0 
 4. Scott, Tigers18.0 
 5. Redhage, Wildcats15.7 
 6. Deleon, Hawks15.0 
 7. Jackson, Breakers15.0 
 8. Knight, Wildcats14.7 
 9. Henry, Kings14.6 
 10. Johnson, 36ers14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Seth SCOTT
  Tigers
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Scott, Tigers8.5 
 2. Vukona, Breakers8.3 
 3. Knight, Wildcats8.0 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers8.0 
 5. Hill, Taipans7.8 
 6. Forman, Hawks7.8 
 7. Holmes, Crocodiles7.8 
 8. Johnson, 36ers7.3 
 9. Lazare, Kings7.2 
 10. Gruber, Hawks7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.3 
 2. Braswell, Tigers5.0 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.5 
 5. Martin, Wildcats4.0 
 6. Deleon, Hawks3.8 
 7. Wilson, Taipans3.4 
 8. Henry, Kings3.4 
 9. Vukona, Breakers3.3 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Tigers
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Braswell, Tigers2.8 
 2. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 3. Deleon, Hawks2.0 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles1.8 
 5. Edwards, Taipans1.8 
 6. Williams, Taipans1.8 
 7. Boucher, Breakers1.8 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats1.7 
 9. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pledger, Breakers3.5 
 2. Schenscher, 36ers2.0 
 3. Scott, Tigers1.8 
 4. Garlepp, Kings1.6 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 6. Tragardh, Taipans1.0 
 7. Boucher, Breakers1.0 
 8. Cadee, 36ers0.8 
 9. Edwards, Taipans0.8 
 10. Wagstaff, Wildca.0.7 


NBL Round 4 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in NBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

The biggest surprise of round 4 was guest Kings' (3-2) road victory over one of their biggest challengers Cairns Taipans (2-3) 71-69 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) chipped in 22 points. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Kings moved-up to fourth place. Cairns Taipans at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Kings are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Findon. Top-ranked Wollongong Hawks faced 4th ranked Adelaide 36ers. Guests from Gwynneville (4-0) defeated host Adelaide 36ers (2-2) 77-63. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Lance Hurdle contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds for Adelaide 36ers. Wollongong Hawks have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-87 loss to sixth ranked Kings (3-2) in Wulguru on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Ben Madgen who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Gary Ervin responded with 16 points and 5 assists. Townsville Crocodiles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to fourth place. Loser Townsville Crocodiles still closes the standings with five games lost. Kings will meet at home Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play against Melbourne Tigers and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Melbourne Tigers (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-64 loss to third ranked New Zealand Breakers (3-1) in Melbourne. The winners were led by Cedric Jackson who scored that evening 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader Hawks. Melbourne Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#4) in Sydney. Melbourne Tigers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and look forward to get finally their first victory.



Taipans - Kings 69-71

The biggest surprise of round 4 was guest Kings' (3-2) road victory over one of their biggest challengers Cairns Taipans (2-3) 71-69 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) chipped in 22 points. Four Kings players scored in double figures. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and the former international swingman Brad Hill (198-86) added 6 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kings moved-up to fourth place. Cairns Taipans at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Kings are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Tragardh 22+6reb+2ast, A.Loughton 10+4reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 10+5reb+1ast, J.Wilson 8+4reb+4ast, S.Edwards 6+6reb+3ast, B.Hill 6+10reb+2ast
Kings: B.Madgen 22+1reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 14+10reb+1ast, C.Henry 13+3reb+4ast, D.Lazare 12+5reb, A.Bruce 4+1reb+2ast, T.Garlepp 4+8reb
gschID: 182634


36ers - Hawks 63-77

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Findon. Top-ranked Wollongong Hawks faced 4th ranked Adelaide 36ers. Guests from Gwynneville (4-0) defeated host Adelaide 36ers (2-2) 77-63. It looked good early as Adelaide 36ers took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Wollongong Hawks took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 14 points. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and international point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 9 points and 7 assists in the effort for Adelaide 36ers. Wollongong Hawks have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: A.Petrie 16+5reb, A.Gibson 9+3reb+7ast, S.Weigh 8+6reb+3ast, L.Schenscher 7+4reb+1ast, D.Johnson 6+7reb+1ast, J.Cadee 6+2reb+3ast
Hawks: A.Deleon 23+3reb+7ast, L.Hurdle 16+4reb+2ast, L.Davidson 12+7reb+1ast, R.Martin 9+1reb, D.Gruber 8+11reb+1ast, G.Saville 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 182633


Crocodiles - Kings 87-92

Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-87 loss to sixth ranked Kings (3-2) in Wulguru on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-87. Kings made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) who added 25 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) responded with 16 points and 5 assists and center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Five Kings and four Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to fourth place. Loser Townsville Crocodiles still closes the standings with five games lost. Kings will meet at home Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play against Melbourne Tigers and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 16+4reb+5ast, B.Allen 14+6reb+1ast, P.Crawford 12+1reb, J.Holmes 10+4reb+3ast, M.Cedar 9+2reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 9+7reb+1ast
Kings: A.Bruce 25+2reb+1ast, B.Madgen 23+8reb+5ast, C.Henry 18+5reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 12+4reb, D.Lazare 10+8reb, I.Crosswhite 4+2reb
gschID: 182632


Tigers - Breakers 64-75

Bottom-ranked Melbourne Tigers (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-64 loss to third ranked New Zealand Breakers (3-1) in Melbourne. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. New Zealand Breakers forced 21 Melbourne Tigers turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) who scored that evening 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) did not help to save the game for Melbourne Tigers. The former international power forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader Hawks. Melbourne Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#4) in Sydney. Melbourne Tigers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tigers: S.Scott 25+10reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 15+5reb+2ast, C.Goulding 15+3reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 4+1reb+3ast, L.Walker 2+2reb+1ast, L.Rush 2+2reb
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 20+5reb, C.Jackson 19+8reb+5ast, M.Vukona 8+6reb+3ast, A.Pledger 7+9reb, C.Webster 7, W.Hudson 6+2reb
gschID: 182631



Boomers farewell coach Brett Brown - by Hugh McAuliffe

After four years in the role that culminated in a Quarter Final appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Brett Brown has stepped down as Head Coach of the Australian Boomers.

Brown, who is resigning to spend more time with his family in the United States, has played a pivotal role in the improved professionalism and development of the Boomers - laying the foundations for the future success of the Australian Olympic program.

Brown said he was grateful to Basketball Australia for the opportunity to coach the Boomers over the last four years.

'I inherited a strong Boomer culture molded by many committed, outstanding coaches and players that have come before me. My staff and I are confident that the current program is well placed to again be brought forward,' Coach Brown said.

'During the past 4 years I have had the chance to establish strong working relationships with our junior National Coaches, conduct many Basketball Australia driven clinics, and host several Australian coaches here in San Antonio.

'These experiences have further confirmed to me the passion that our sport enjoys at many levels.

'It's been my responsibility, privilege and pleasure working to help grow our game.

'I am especially proud of the commitment that Australia's best players made to the Boomer program during this term. I leave with fond memories of a group of players who played with a spirit and toughness that earned the respect of the global basketball fraternity. I am proud to have been their coach.

'The basketball community should be excited to have our current group of core players and new talent emerging throughout the country.

'Australian Basketball is, and will always be very special to me. I will continue to help and follow the Boomers whenever possible.'

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Kristina Keneally said Brown would leave a lasting legacy.

'Brett's contribution to the men's national team program has been profound - it will last long after his departure,' Ms Keneally said.

'Under Brett's charge we've seen the Boomers surge forward in leaps and bounds - highlighted by the emergence of the likes of Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova and Aron Baynes as star players in our run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

'We wish Brett all the best in the future and thank him for his amazing contribution to the Australian basketball with the Boomers.'

The San Antonio Spurs assistant coach has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Australian basketball, coaching nine seasons in the NBL - including the 1994 NBL Championship with the North Melbourne Giants - as well as serving eight years as Boomers assistant coach between 1995 and 2003.

Under Brown's stewardship as Head Coach, the Boomers reached the round of 16 at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, finishing 10th, before a Quarter Final appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games resulted in a 7th placing.

The coaches of Australia's national basketball teams are contracted for a period of four years ahead of every Olympic Games.

Basketball Australia is currently undertaking a review of the four year program leading into the 2012 Olympic Games, and key recommendations from that review are expected to form the basis for our strategic plan leading into Rio 2016.

As per the usual process, once that review is completed, recruitment for national team coaches leading into the 2016 Rio Olympics will commence.



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 28: Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld 98-90
Oct. 27: Gussing - UBSC Graz 86-73
Oct. 28: Arkadia - Wels 81-103
Oct. 27: Oberwart - BC Vienna 52-71
Oct. 29: St.Polten - Klosterneub.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Tiedeman, Wels26.8 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg21.3 
 3. Pearson, Furstenf.21.3 
 4. Dale, UBSC G.20.5 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld20.3 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels20.0 
 7. Gilchrese, UBSC G.20.0 
 8. Lamesic, Wels20.0 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.19.3 
 10. Ray, BC Vienna19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.11.3 
 2. Trmal, BC Vienna10.3 
 3. Heard, Gussing9.8 
 4. Speiser, St.Polten9.0 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden9.0 
 6. Lamesic, Wels8.3 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna7.8 
 8. Skurdauskas, Arkad.7.7 
 9. Bortolin, Arkadia7.3 
 10. Lanegger, Kloster.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.8 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.0 
 3. O''Neal, Furstenfeld6.0 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.5.3 
 5. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 6. Pryor, Kapfenberg4.3 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.4.3 
 8. Edwards, Oberwart4.0 
 9. Danek, BC Vienna3.8 
 10. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.7 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.5 
 3. Pryor, Kapfenberg2.3 
 4. Koch, Gussing2.0 
 5. Klepeisz, Gussing1.8 
 6. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.7 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 9. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.7 
 10. Mayer, Gmunden1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.7 
 2. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.7 
 3. Greimeister, Klost.1.3 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia1.3 
 5. Washington, Wels1.0 
 6. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 7. Cox, Furstenfeld0.7 
 8. Rakocevic, BC Vi.0.7 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.7 
 10. Skurdauskas, Arka.0.7 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

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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Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Capljina 2-0 
 2. Vogosca 1-0 
 3. Zrinjski HT 1-0 
 4. Varda HE 1-1 
 5. Mladost 1-1 
 6. Radnik B. 1-1 
 7. Borac Nektar 1-1 
 8. Leotar 1-1 
 9. Bosna 0-1 
 10. Kakanj 0-1 
 11. Posusje 0-1 
 12. Servitium 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Varda HE - Leotar 78-70
Oct. 27: Capljina - Radnik B. 78-66
Oct. 27: Mladost - Borac Nektar 68-66
Oct. 27: Bosna - Posusje
Oct. 27: Kakanj - Vogosca
Oct. 27: Servitium - Zrinjski HT


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko JOSILO
  Varda HE
  (201-G-92)
  Avg: 19
 1. Josilo, Varda HE19.0 
 2. Bijelic, Mladost18.5 
 3. Knezevic, Leotar17.0 
 4. Djurasovic, Leotar16.0 
 5. Loncar, Borac N.15.0 
 6. Pavlovic, Borac N.14.0 
 7. Tresac, Varda HE13.5 
 8. Kascelan, Leotar12.5 
 9. Blanusa, Borac N.11.0 
 10. Aleksic, Leotar11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 N KNEZEVIC
  Leotar
  (--)
  Avg: 12
 1. Knezevic, Leotar12.0 
 2. Djurasovic, Leotar11.5 
 3. Bijelic, Mladost8.0 
 4. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.5 
 5. Josilo, Varda HE5.5 
 6. Damjanovic, Varda5.5 
 7. Velimirovic, Mlado.5.0 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar4.5 
 9. Djuranovic, Borac4.0 
 10. Crnogorac, Leotar4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran KASCELAN
  Leotar
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Kascelan, Leotar6.5 
 2. Loncar, Borac N.5.0 
 3. Josilo, Varda HE5.0 
 4. Ivanic, Mladost3.0 
 5. Tresac, Varda HE3.0 
 6. Djurasovic, Leotar2.5 
 7. Ivic, Borac Nektar2.5 
 8. Milosevic, Mladost2.5 
 9. Djeric, Varda HE2.0 
 10. Velimirovic, Mlad.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darko KASTRATOVIC
  Varda H.
  (189-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kastratovic, Varda3.0 
 2. Knezevic, Mladost2.5 
 3. Josilo, Varda HE2.5 
 4. Djurasovic, Leotar2.0 
 5. Ivic, Borac Nektar1.5 
 6. Loncar, Borac N.1.5 
 7. Knezevic, Leotar1.5 
 8. Djeric, Varda HE1.5 
 9. Crnogorac, Leotar1.0 
 10. Mirkovic, Varda HE1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos TRIKIC
  Borac N.
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 0.5
 1. Trikic, Borac N.0.5 
 2. Velimirovic, Mlado.0.5 
 3. Djuranovic, Borac0.5 
 4. Vukovic, Varda HE0.5 
 5. Knezevic, Leotar0.5 
 6. Ivanic, Mladost0.5 
 7. Blanusa, Borac N.0.5 
 8. Kezic, Mladost0.0 
 9. Ivic, Borac Nektar0.0 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar0.0 


KSBiH TOP PERFORMERS ROUND 2! - by Chris Mathieu


The top players from round two of Bosnian domestic league.

Nemanja Knezevic 6-6 from the field 12-14 from the free throw line, 24 points total, add in 10 rebounds and two assists in a loss.

Igor Bjelic 8-8 from the field 5-6 from the free throw line 21 points plus 5 rebounds in a win.

Sead Hadzifejzovic 6-11 from the field 15-18 from the line 27 points 9 rebounds two assists and a steal in a win.

Armin Hot 8-11 from the field 5-8 from the free throw line 22 points total, 4 rebounds 4 assists and 3 steals in a loss.

Ramo Rizvic 6-10 from the field 6-7 from the free throw line 20 points, 8 rebounds 3 assists and 1 block in a win.

Edi Sinadinovic 9-12 from the field 3-3 from the free throw line 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in a loss.



TOP 10 BOSNIANS TO WATCH THIS SEASON! - by Chris Mathieu

TOP 10 BOSNIANS TO WATCH THIS SEASON!
The European basketball regular season has already begun, the NBA season begins next week with it the debut of Bosnian legend Mirza Teletovic. Heres a list of the ten Bosnian basketball players you need to follow this season.
1)Mirza Teletovic The much anticipated debut of what many consider to be the first true Bosnian in the NBA (unlike Vladimir Radmanovic, Sasa Danilovic, Damir Markota, Mirsad Turkcan, Aleksandar Radojovic) Mirza is in for a tough season adjusting to the NBA style of play. As long as he stays with it he should develop into a nice NBA player with plenty of highlights this season.

2)Jusuf Nurkic the 18 year old Nurkic burst onto the scene this season and made his professional debut in the highest league outside of the NBA, the Euro league at just 18 years of age. Expect him to eventually play a big role for his team this season. In his first action in the Euro league in just 4 minutes he hit a three, had a rebound and a block.

3)Adin Vrabac/Nedim Buza Both are included in this because they play for the same team in Bosnia KK SPARS. Both players are NBA caliber at best, high level European talents at worse, both players have great physical skills and are a highlight waiting to happen. Buza was the number one prospect in the basketball without borders camp this fall.

4)Nihad Dedovic A big move to an ambitious Alba Berlin team, Nihad has to develop an outside shot that he can hit consistently and take his game to the next level.

5)Ognjen Kuzmic He is quickly developing into a player you have to account for defensively and has proven to be a force to reckon with early in the season.

6)Zoran Planinic Healthy after an off year, if he remains so expect him to challenge Milos Teodosic as the top point guard in Europe.

7)Samir Sehic only a high school sophomore he is quickly developing into one of the top talents in the US. He is by far the best Bosnian to ever play in High school in the US.

8)Diego Kapalen Diego got himself into tremendous shape this offseason and is primed for a huge season. Expect him to challenge for a spot on the very talented Bosnian National Team once again.

9)Miralem Halilovic A onetime top prospect talked about in the same breath as Mirza Teletovic, he has rusted in Croatia for two years and needs to prove he still has big-time talent before its too late.

10) Armin Hot once a player of KK BOSNA who never gave him a chance, he had an amazing first game for his new team and may prove to be the biggest mistake KK BOSNA has ever made, even bigger than cutting top prospect Cedi Osman.



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Lajeado announced new roster - by Paulo Freire

The Univates/FlorestalAlimentos/Bira Lajeado basketball team, has annouced a new roster for the 2012-2013 season.
The directos of the team announcedthat their new players for this season, starting at the Gaucho State Tournament.
Coming from Rio Claro is forward Paulao Rossito (201-C-84)
Coming from Bauru is center Alex Passilongo (211-C-85)
Coming from Mackenzie is guard Thiago Perez (191-F/G-82)
Coming from Santa Cruz is Leandro Buboltz (198-F-83)
Completing the team are: Alexandre Barbosa (205-C-91), Christian Panizza (191-F-75), Augusto Wallauer (175-PG-96), Joao Volken (193-F/G-95), Gustavo Lawisch (193-F/C-84), Felipe Pitta (178-G-89)



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Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Cherno More 2-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 2-0 
 3. Lukoil Academik 2-0 
 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 0-2 
 10. U20 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Levski Sofia - Balkan 90-71
Oct. 28: Rilski Sportist - Lukoil Academik 77-89
Oct. 27: Tundja Yambol - Chernomorets 69-80
Oct. 27: Cherno More - Beroe 69-62
Oct. 27: U20 - Spartak Pleven 61-71

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 3: Lukoil Academik - Levski Sofia
Nov. 3: Beroe - Tundja Yambol
Nov. 3: Balkan - Cherno More
Nov. 3: Chernomorets - U20
Nov. 3: Spartak Pleven - Rilski Sportist


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MARINOVIC
  Levski S.
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Marinovic, Levski25.5 
 2. Holmes, Beroe24.5 
 3. Abukar, Lukoil A.21.0 
 4. Raykov, Chernomo.20.0 
 5. Borisov, Cherno M.19.5 
 6. Tyler, Chernomo.19.0 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja18.0 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.17.5 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.17.0 
 10. Koev, Chernomore.16.0 
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
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.8.0 
 2. Rakovic, Chernomo.7.0 
 3. Walker, Beroe6.0 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.6.0 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.5.5 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.5.0 
 7. Green, Lukoil A.5.0 
 8. Marinovic, Levski5.0 
 9. Raykov, Chernomo.4.5 
 10. Smith, Rilski S.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (204-SF-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.5 
 2. Govedarov, Tundja4.5 
 3. Raykov, Chernomo.3.5 
 4. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.5 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.3.5 
 6. Holmes, Beroe3.0 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.3.0 
 8. Green, Lukoil A.3.0 
 9. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 10. Aleksiev, Tundja3.0 
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. Dupree, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Smith, Rilski S.1.0 
 8. Tenchev, U201.0 
 9. Carter, Beroe1.0 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski1.0 


Standings A2

Division A Standings
 1. Academik BL 2-0 
 2. Spartak MVR 2-0 
 3. Academik PL 1-1 
 4. Thrace Univ. 1-1 
 5. UE Varna 1-1 
 6. Vidabasket 1-1 
 7. Chavdar 0-2 
 8. Dunav 2007 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 28: Spartak MVR - Thrace Univ. 96-71
Oct. 28: Academik BL - Academik PL 90-81
Oct. 28: Vidabasket - Dunav 2007 87-58
Oct. 28: Chavdar - UE Varna 57-92

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 4: UE Varna - Dunav 2007
Nov. 4: Academik PL - Vidabasket
Nov. 4: Thrace Univ. - Vidabasket
Nov. 4: Spartak MVR - Chavdar


NBL Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist - Lukoil Academik 77-89

Rilski Sportist managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik forced 20 Rilski Sportist turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) scored 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Bozhidar Avramov (196-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Lukoil Academik's coach Marin Dokuzovski used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 20 points and 4 assists and American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) scored 22 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 22+1reb+4ast, B.Mirkovic 20+3reb+4ast, H.Zahariev 13+3reb+2ast, S.Vaklinov 11+6reb+1ast, B.Dupree 6+3reb+2ast, T.Gugino 5+3reb+1ast
Lukoil Academik: M.Abukar 28+1reb+1ast, B.Avramov 19+4reb+3ast, P.Marinov 11+2reb, D.Watkins 10+5reb, D.Green 8+4reb+7ast, V.Veselinov 5+3reb


gschID: 192821


Tundja Yambol - Chernomorets 69-80

The game was mostly controlled by Chernomorets. Tundja Yambol managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tundja Yambol 44-24 including a 36-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Chernomorets looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American center James Tyler (218-88) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Kiril Raykov (196-87) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Tyler is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) responded with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and American forward Brian Ormon (201-84, college: Mountain St.) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: S.Govedarov 20+5reb+4ast, B.Ormon 16+6reb+1ast, M.Durchev 11+4reb+2ast, L.Sjekloca 8+2reb+1ast, J.Radionov 7+2reb+2ast, P.Aleksiev 3+2reb+1ast
Chernomorets: K.Koev 27+3reb, J.Tyler 26+16reb+1ast, K.Raykov 17+9reb+8ast, P.Rakovic 5+6reb+7ast, B.Boev 3+5reb+2ast, V.Virijevic 2+1reb


gschID: 192824


U20 - Spartak Pleven 61-71

The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Spartak Pleven forced 24 U20 turnovers. Center Denis Agre (203-88, college: Pepperdine) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and center Velislav Galabov (205-94) scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. U20's coach Lyubomir Minchev tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Spartak Pleven (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with Tundja Yambol and Chernomorets.
Top scorers:
U20: T.Tenchev 12+2reb, A.Simeonov 10+11reb+1ast, D.Karamfilov 8+2reb+4ast, V.Galabov 8+11reb+2ast, K.Atanasov 6+2ast, A.Natskin 5+1reb+2ast
Spartak Pleven: D.Agre 22+13reb+1ast, I.Stankov 14+5reb+3ast, T.Ostrev 13+2reb+2ast, D.Marintchechki 8+3reb+2ast, R.Sofroniev 8+1reb, V.Georgiev 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192823


Levski Sofia - Balkan 90-71

Balkan managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski Sofia forced 20 Balkan turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Balkan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who scored 28 points. International Pavel Ivanov (200-88) chipped in 16 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). International Ivan Lilov (196-88) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
Balkan: I.Lilov 15+7reb+2ast, S.Marinov 11+2reb+5ast, U.Petrovic 10+2reb, J.Hunt 9+1reb+3ast, T.Todorov 8+5reb, L.Lilov 7+2reb
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 28+3reb+3ast, P.Ivanov 16+4reb+1ast, Z.Georgiev 12+2reb+2ast, D.Dimitrov 8+3reb+1ast, S.Georgiev 8+7reb, C.Kostov 6+3reb+2ast


gschID: 192822


Cherno More - Beroe 69-62

Euroins Cherno More defeated second-ranked Beroe in Varna 69-62. Beroe was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Beroe was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian center Aleksandar Bojic (207-82, college: Hawaii-Pacific) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Milcho Borisov (196-90) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Milen Dimitrov (204-88) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Beroe. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
Beroe: R.Holmes 25+8reb+3ast, M.Dimitrov 13+8reb+2ast, M.Hart 11+4reb, M.Carter 6+5reb, W.Walker 4+2reb+4ast, S.Tsvetkov 2+1reb
Cherno More: M.Borisov 21+4reb+1ast, A.Bojic 19+6reb+3ast, A.Velikov 9+4reb+5ast, S.Tsonkov 6+3reb+4ast, N.Stoyanov 6+7reb, L.Hall 5+2reb+1ast


gschID: 192820



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FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 6 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Day 6:
Group A:
Once Caldas keep fighting to get the second place in the group for the semifinals, the arrival of Jamal Johnson helps them to rise its level for the upcoming games.
Patriotas 79
Once Caldas 97

Cafeteros can not stop the Guerreros at the end of the game and fall at home, Dorsey and Jennings leaded the Cafeteros while Ortiz leaded the Guerreros.
Cafeteros 84 - R. Jones 22 pts + 11 rbs
Guerreros 88 - S. Ortiz 28 pts.

Group B:
Islanders got and important victory on the road, Holland and Urbina leaded the islanders,
Hormigueros 94
Islanders 108

Bukaros got a very iimportant victory at Quibdo and is still the leader of the group.
Nuevo Choco 69
Bukaros 71




FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 7 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Group A:

Guerreros defeated again the Patriotas, too much strong the Guerreros against the Boyacas team, Juan Diego Tello (Juan Palacios (204-F/C-85)) and Rashad Bell leaded the team in the victory, Jemaine Watson was the top perfomer of Patriotas.
Patriotas 61
Guerreros 89

Once Caldas reached the second place in the group A defeating the Cafeteros.
Cafeteros 89
Once Caldas 95

Group B


Hormigueros surprised the powerfull Bukaros, the veteran Cruz Salcedo leaded the Hormigueros with 25 pts, but was Mtchells three pointer at the buzzer that brings the victory to Bukaros
Hormigueros 97
Bukaros 96

Nuevo Choco got a very important victory against the islanders in the race for a place in the semifinals.
Nuevo Choco 96
Islanders 82




FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 8 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Group A
Guerreros sweeped Patriotas in the season, again Juan Tello Palacios was the big difference in the game
Patriotas 71
Guerreros 81

Cafeteros at the Buzzer with two free throws of Diomedes Cassiani got a very important victory to get the second place.
Cafeteros 89
Once Caldas 88

Group B


Bukaros took revenge of Hormigueros and blasted them to stays at the top in the group.
Hormigueros 82
Bukaros 125

Nuevo Choco defeated again the Islanders, this time Ralphy Holmes (192-G-79, college: CS Fullerton) leaded the Nuevo Choco.
Nuevo Choco 95
Islanders 83




FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 9 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Group A

Cafeteros holds tight the second place after defeat the Patriotas in Tunja.
Patriotas 83
Cafeteros 90

Once Caldas won a very important game trying to stay alive in the tournament, Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84, college: Philadelphia) leaded the Once with 22, Gerson Pea leaded the Guerreros with 15.
Once Caldas 91
Guuerreros 85

Group B

In a controversial game the Islanders defeated the Bukaros in overtime, the crowd was very agressive throwing water bags to the court but the officials choose to keep the game going.
Islanders 97
Bukaros 90

Nuevo Choco holds the second place defeating Hormigueros in Bucaramanga.
Hormigueros 68
Nuevo Choco 91




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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Zagreb 4-0 
 2. Djuro Djakovic 3-1 
 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 76-67

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Darda - Dubrovnik
Nov. 3: Djuro Djakovic - Kvarner 2010
Nov. 3: Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb
Nov. 3: Krizevci - Jolly
Nov. 3: Zabok - Osjecki Sokol


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. James, KK Zagreb23.5 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.21.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly19.8 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci19.7 
 5. Lez, Zabok18.5 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Butorac, Jolly16.3 
 8. Peraica, Darda14.8 
 9. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.8 
 2. Krapic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 4. Massamba, Djuro D.6.8 
 5. Price, Osjecki Sok.6.3 
 6. Cakarun, Jolly6.0 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok6.0 
 8. Diminic, Zabok5.5 
 9. Sarlija, Djuro D.5.5 
 10. Peraica, Darda5.0 
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. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 6. Glavinic, Darda3.3 
 7. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 8. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 9. Meznaric, Darda2.8 
 10. Blajic, Djuro D.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. James, KK Zagreb3.8 
 2. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 3. Skific, Kvarner2.5 
 4. Radic, Kvarner 20102.0 
 5. Svoboda, Krizevci2.0 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.2.0 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.0 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 10. Panduric, Darda1.8 
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. Najev, Dubrovnik0.8 
 6. Mustapic, Zabok0.8 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.7 
 9. Sertic, Krizevci0.7 
 10. Bundovic, Zabok0.5 


Cibona climbs up the ladder - by Eurobasket News

Cibona climbs up the ladder in Adriatic League and improved to 3-3 record. The Croatian side used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Siroki Brijeg 69:63. HKK Siroki WWin was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Marin Rozic (201-F-83) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-C-87) chipped in 11 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and Marko Sutalo scored 9 points and 4 assists.
Szolnok meanwhile beat KK Split 75:67. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-67. Szolnok made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by KK Split helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 12 rebounds. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Ivan Mimica replied with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for KK Split.



A1 Round 4: KK Zagreb takes 4-0 record on top - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

A1 round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Djuro Djakovic (3-1) against top-ranked KK Zagreb (4-0) 76-67 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Djuro Djakovic. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. KK Zagreb led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KK Zagreb forced 24 Djuro Djakovic turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. KK Zagreb's coach Daniel Jusup used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bosnian swingman Marko Batina (198-86) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds for Djuro Djakovic. KK Zagreb have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Djuro Djakovic at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Kvarner 2010. They were replaced at the leadership position by KK Zagreb. Djuro Djakovic will play next round against strong Kvarner 2010 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. KK Zagreb will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Alkar Sinj on the road.
Osjecki Sokol's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Krizevci (2-2) 82-64. Osjecki Sokol (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Krizevci at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Jolly and Alkar Sinj. Osjecki Sokol will play against bottom-ranked KK Zabok (#10) in Zabok in the next round. Krizevci will play at home against Jolly (#4) in Sibenik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
KK Dubrovnik's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat KK Zabok (1-3) 85-79 on Saturday. The winners were led by Dino Jakolis who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds. Even 15 points and 6 assists by Robert Lez did not help to save the game for KK Zabok. KK Zabok's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Dubrovnik left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated KK Zabok. KK Dubrovnik will meet Vrijednosnice OS (#8) in the next round. KK Zabok will play against Osjecki Sokol in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Sibenik supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Alkar Sinj (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Jolly (2-2). Jolly did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 96-76. Ronald Ross fired 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jolly moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Alkar Sinj and Krizevci. Jolly's next round opponent will be Krizevci (#6) on the road. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's leader KK Zagreb.

In the last game of round 4 Darda was beaten by Kvarner 2010 on the road 82-66.


KK Zagreb - Djuro Djakovic 76-67

A1 round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Djuro Djakovic (3-1) against top-ranked KK Zagreb (4-0) 76-67 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Djuro Djakovic. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. KK Zagreb led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KK Zagreb forced 24 Djuro Djakovic turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four KK Zagreb players scored in double figures. KK Zagreb's coach Daniel Jusup used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bosnian swingman Marko Batina (198-86) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Josip Blajic (192-87) added 10 points in the effort for Djuro Djakovic. KK Zagreb have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Djuro Djakovic at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Kvarner 2010. They were replaced at the leadership position by KK Zagreb. Djuro Djakovic will play next round against strong Kvarner 2010 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. KK Zagreb will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Alkar Sinj on the road.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb: M.James 24+6reb+2ast, T.Petrovic 18+2reb+1ast, H.Peric 15+9reb+3ast, A.Krapic 13+11reb+2ast, K.Zganec 6+2reb+1ast, D.Mavra 0+2ast
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 24+6reb+3ast, M.Kljaic 11+2reb+1ast, J.Blajic 10+4reb+3ast, B.Massamba 8+6reb+1ast, M.Bakovic 8+1reb+1ast, M.Sarlija 4+13reb
gschID: 196127


Jolly - Alkar Sinj 96-76

The game in Sibenik supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Alkar Sinj (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Jolly (2-2). Jolly did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 96-76. It looked good early as Alkar Sinj took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Jolly had a 29-14 second period charge getting the lead and Alkar Sinj was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-96. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) fired 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Marijan Cakarun (-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Rudolf Jugo (183-84) produced 10 points and 6 assists and forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jolly moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Alkar Sinj and Krizevci. Jolly's next round opponent will be Krizevci (#6) on the road. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's leader KK Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 21+5reb+7ast, D.Butorac 19+2reb, M.Cakarun 18+10reb+2ast, L.Katura 11+1reb, L.Petkovic 9+3reb+7ast, P.Vrlika 7+3reb
Alkar Sinj: A.Bilic 11+1reb+2ast, R.Jugo 10+2reb+6ast, N.Ivisic 10+3reb, D.Sipic 10+4reb, Z.Zupic 9+6reb+3ast, J.Matic 7+1ast
gschID: 196126


Osjecki Sokol - Krizevci 82-64

Osjecki Sokol's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Krizevci (2-2) 82-64. Osjecki Sokol (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Krizevci at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Jolly and Alkar Sinj. Osjecki Sokol will play against bottom-ranked KK Zabok (#10) in Zabok in the next round. Krizevci will play at home against Jolly (#4) in Sibenik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 196125


Kvarner 2010 - Darda 82-66

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Kvarner 2010 (3-1) beat 8th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (1-3) in Rijeka 82-66. The game was mostly controlled by Kvarner 2010. Vrijednosnice OS was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Swingman Antonio Boban (200-93) fired 23 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. Kvarner 2010's coach Vladimir Anzulovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) produced 18 points and guard Luka Panduric (192-93) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to second place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Vrijednosnice OS lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Kvarner 2010's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Djuro Djakovic in Slavonski Brod and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vrijednosnice OS will play at home against KK Dubrovnik (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: A.Boban 23+1reb, I.Radic 15+7reb+1ast, D.Cinac 12+4reb, B.Krivec 12+4ast, J.Skific 10+7reb+4ast, J.Surina 3+1reb+2ast
Darda: M.Peraica 18+4reb, M.Hrncic 11+4reb+2ast, L.Panduric 11+6reb+3ast, A.Bicvic 9, D.Meznaric 7+1reb, J.Glavinic 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 196128


Dubrovnik - Zabok 85-79

KK Dubrovnik's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat KK Zabok (1-3) 85-79 on Saturday. KK Dubrovnik shot 61.7 percent from the field. The winners were led by swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds and guard Marko Radic (188-89) supported him with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Five KK Dubrovnik players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 6 assists by guard Robert Lez (192-79) did not help to save the game for KK Zabok. Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) added 19 points for lost side. KK Zabok's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Dubrovnik left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated KK Zabok. KK Dubrovnik will meet Vrijednosnice OS (#8) in the next round. KK Zabok will play against Osjecki Sokol in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dubrovnik: D.Jakolis 21+8reb+3ast, M.Lucic 13+1reb+2ast, M.Peric 13+1reb+2ast, F.Najev 13+3reb+1ast, M.Radic 10+6reb+3ast, M.Proleta 9+3reb+3ast
Zabok: P.Maric 19+4reb+1ast, R.Lez 15+3reb+6ast, M.Sandric 10+3reb, A.Crnjevic 9+3reb, F.Bundovic 9+1reb, M.Diminic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196124



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Statistics - Week 1 - by Dr. Nasios Orinos


1)Top scorer= Lee - Omonoia = 27 points
2)Top rebounder= Jerel - Ael =10 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Diggs - Omonoia = 8 assists
4)Top stealer= Stiggers - Apoel = 4 steals
5)Most turnovers= Ceranic - Etha = 7 turnovers
6)Best scoring team in week 1=Omonoia (scored 101 pts)
7)Best defensive team in week 1= Keravnos (received 55 pts)

Highlights and award

Important victory for Omonoia that beat Apollon away.
Important victories for Apoel and Keravnos that beat Etha and Aek away.
A general conclusion is that the championship looks competitive with 5-6 teams ready to battle for the title.
Important is the fact that all teams that kept their turnover index lower than their competitors', won their games.

The weekly award goes to Jamar Diggs (187-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Wofford) of Omonoia. He had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, leading Omonoia to a great victory.



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Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 26: Nymburk B - Proton Zlin 99-74
Oct. 26: Loko Plzen - Ostrava 97-56
Oct. 28: Sokol V. - Sokol H.K. 87-98
Oct. 28: JBC Brno - Liberec 77-65
Oct. 26: Sokol P. - Sparta Praha 62-65
Oct. 28: Kara Trutnov - Litomerice


Basketbal Svitavy Parts Ways with Kris Douse - by Surujh Roopnarine

The trial period for Canadian-English forward Kris Douse has come to an end with Basketbal Svitavy. The 6-6 Douse appeared in only two games for Svitavy, totalling eight minutes and going scoreless on 0-4 shooting. Douse spent the 2011-12 season split between the UK and Iceland where he played with Liverpool Mersey Tigers and Keflavik respectively.


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

24-year old forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked NH Ostrava and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Usti n/Labem (#13, 1-7) with 20-point margin 85-65. NH Ostrava maintains the 2nd position in Czech Republic league. They are still close to the very top. NH Ostrava would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 7-1 record. In the team's last game Wilson had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be NH Ostrava's top player in his first season with the team. Tarleton State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wilson is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81) of BK Decin. He is a swingman in his 2nd season at BK Decin. In the last game Stria recorded impressive 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for BK Decin to edge the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#12, 1-7) by 4 points 91-87. BK Decin's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stria is well-known at BK Decin and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to another NH Ostrava's star - guard Filip Zbranek (195-G-89). Zbranek scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of NH Ostrava, helping his team with a 85-65 easy win against the lower-ranked Usti n/Labem (#13, 1-7). NH Ostrava is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 7-1 record is not that bad... Zbranek has a very solid season. In 8 games in Czech Republic he scored 7.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89) of Levice - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Austin Dufault (205-F-90) of BK Prostejov - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jakub Krakovic (205-F-90) of Usti n/Labem - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Rashaan Ames (184-PG-78) of NH Ostrava - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Lubos Moravec (185-PG-89) of Svitavy - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Boris Meno (203-F-83) of USK Praha - 15 points and 6 rebounds
10. Roman Zachrla (200-F-87) of J.Hradec - 15 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 8-0 
 2. Svendborg 8-0 
 3. SISU 6-2 
 4. Horsens IC 5-3 
 5. Naestved 4-4 
 6. Aarhus BC 3-5 
 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. 28: Horsens IC - Bakken 81-92
Oct. 28: SISU - Aarhus BC 75-50
Oct. 27: Randers - Aalborg 100-82

Regular Season: Round 10

Oct. 30: Aarhus BC - Vaerlose
Oct. 31: Aalborg - Naestved
Oct. 31: Horsholm - Randers


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Rutherford, Svend.24.1 
 2. Ocana, Randers22.4 
 3. Tomko, Bakken22.1 
 4. Willen, Aalborg21.5 
 5. Delaney, Aalborg20.5 
 6. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 7. Thomann, Horse.19.3 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC18.8 
 9. Walker, Naestved18.5 
 10. Darboe, Svendborg18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus10.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.1 
 3. Walker, Naestved8.9 
 4. Sorensen, Aalborg8.5 
 5. Thomann, Horse.8.3 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC8.1 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.1 
 8. Washington, Svend.7.8 
 9. Willen, Aalborg7.8 
 10. Hesseldal, Horsho.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.1 
 2. Jonsson, Aarhus BC6.0 
 3. Nielsen, SISU5.8 
 4. Ortega, Randers5.7 
 5. Murphy, Naestved5.3 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.6 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.4.5 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken4.4 
 9. Dennis, SISU4.1 
 10. Mariegaard, Svend.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC4.0 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Ortega, Randers2.3 
 4. Walker, Naestved2.1 
 5. Nielsen, SISU2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken2.0 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Dennis, SISU1.8 
 10. Murphy, Naestved1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Svend.2.4 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.1.5 
 3. Thomann, Horse.1.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.3 
 5. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.1 
 6. Smith, SISU1.0 
 7. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.8 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 10. Jensen, Vaerlose0.7 


Ligaen Round 9: Bakken beats Horsens IC in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Horsens. Leader Bakken faced 3rd placed Horsens IC. Guests from Aarhus (8-0) defeated host Horsens IC (5-3) 92-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Horsens IC. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Andreas Jakobsen (187-83, college: Columbia, MO) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Chris Christoffersen (218-79, college: Oregon) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) who recorded 24 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Undefeated Bakken have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Svendborg. Horsens IC at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Aalborg (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-82 loss to eighth ranked Randers (2-5) in Randers. It was a good game for American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks. Damian Ocana contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Rob Delaney (194-89, college: Lafayette, agency: SDJ Sports) answered with 25 points for Aalborg. Randers moved-up to seventh place. Aalborg lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Randers will play against Horsholm (#8) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against Naestved and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Copenhagen. Local SISU (6-2) outscored 6th ranked Aarhus BC (3-5) 75-50 on Sunday night. Mike Flowers stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Randy Dezouvre with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 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. SISU moved-up to third place. Loser Aarhus BC keeps the sixth position with five games lost. SISU will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aarhus BC will play against Vaerlose (#9) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 9 Horsholm lost to undefeated Svendborg in a road game 72-90.


SISU - Aarhus BC 75-50

The game with biggest result difference took place in Copenhagen. Local SISU (6-2) outscored 6th ranked Aarhus BC (3-5) 75-50 on Sunday night. The game without a history. SISU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. SISU forced 19 Aarhus BC turnovers and outrebounded them 44-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. The former international guard Mike Flowers (194-86, college: Barton, NC) stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Five SISU players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and forward Jakob Wang (190-90) scored 9 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. SISU moved-up to third place. Loser Aarhus BC keeps the sixth position with five games lost. SISU will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aarhus BC will play against Vaerlose (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Flowers 18+6reb, D.Smith 13+5reb, M.Dennis 11+3reb+2ast, Z.Moritz 11+7reb+3ast, M.Nielsen 10+4reb+3ast, M.Lisby 4+1reb
Aarhus BC: R.Dezouvre 14+12reb+2ast, J.Wang 9+3reb, R.Soby Dalboge 5+5reb+1ast, G.Valentinusson 5+2reb+1ast, R.Laier 5, H.Petkov 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 195256


Horsens IC - Bakken 81-92

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Horsens. Leader Bakken faced 3rd placed Horsens IC. Guests from Aarhus (8-0) defeated host Horsens IC (5-3) 92-81. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Horsens IC. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Andreas Jakobsen (187-83, college: Columbia, MO) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Chris Christoffersen (218-79, college: Oregon) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) who recorded 24 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the other American import center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) added 20 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bakken have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Svendborg. Horsens IC at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bakken: A.Jakobsen 20+5reb+8ast, C.Christoffersen 20+9reb+1ast, N.Iversen 17+11reb+1ast, C.Tomko 15+8reb+4ast, J.Jensen 7+3reb+1ast, M.Sahlertz 4+3reb
Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 24+7reb+9ast, K.Thomann 20+8reb, F.Rungby 14+5reb+1ast, D.Jukic 12+8reb+6ast, L.Varga 5+4reb, N.Stankovic 4+3reb
gschID: 195257


Svendborg - Horsholm 90-72

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Horsholm (2-6) was defeated on the road by leader Svendborg (8-0) 90-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Svendborg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. Svendborg looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Serbian center Bojan Marinkovic (209-84) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Four Svendborg and five Horsholm players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Svendborg. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. Loser Horsholm dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. Svendborg will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Horsholm will play against Randers (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 32+16reb+1ast, A.Darboe 14+2reb+4ast, C.Magaard 12+1reb, M.Plannthin 11+2reb+5ast, N.Degn-Andersen 8+1ast, G.Washington 7+6reb
Horsholm: B.Marinkovic 18+6reb, Z.Jukic 12+5reb+1ast, R.Hansen 12+4reb, A.Kovacs 12+8reb+2ast, R.Fields 11+1reb+4ast, A.Hansen 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 195255


Randers - Aalborg 100-82

Bottom-ranked Aalborg (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-82 loss to eighth ranked Randers (2-5) in Randers. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Randers outrebounded Aalborg 44-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Aalborg's players. Randers brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks. Forward Damian Ocana (198-86) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Rob Delaney (194-89, college: Lafayette, agency: SDJ Sports) answered with 25 points and the other American import power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Aalborg. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Randers moved-up to seventh place. Aalborg lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Randers will play against Horsholm (#8) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against Naestved and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 32+17reb+1ast, D.Ocana 22+6reb+9ast, M.Nielsen 16+5reb+2ast, M.Ortega 16+2reb+10ast, C.Jorgensen 6+4reb+4ast, N.Nielsen 4+5reb+1ast
Aalborg: R.Delaney 25+3reb+3ast, R.Willen 19+9reb, M.Rasmussen 14+5reb+7ast, S.Sorensen 11+6reb+1ast, N.Andreasen 7+1reb+1ast, R.Lauridsen 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195254



Donald Rutherford claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Svendborg and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 32 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team crushed Horsholm (#8, 2-6) with 18-point margin 90-72. Svendborg maintains the 2nd position in Danish Ligaen. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Svendborg still have not lost a single game, getting all 8 victories. In the team's last game Rutherford had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Catawba College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Rutherford is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.1ppg. Rutherford is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.1rpg) and averages solid 59.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. Colas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead Randers to another comfortable win 100-82 over Aalborg (#10, 0-8) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Randers to move up to 7th position in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Randers managed to get this year. Colas is a newcomer at Randers 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 another Randers' star - Damian Ocana (198-F-86). Ocana showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was another key player of Randers, helping his team with a 100-82 easy win against Aalborg (#10, 0-8). Randers can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ocana he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ocana has individually a great season in Denmark. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.4ppg (2nd best). He also has FGP: 52.9% and 3PT: 44.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) of Bakken - 17 points and 11 rebounds
6. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Bojan Marinkovic (209-C-84) of Horsholm - 18 points and 6 rebounds
8. Randy Dezouvre (195-F/G-87) of Aarhus BC - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79) of Bakken - 20 points and 9 rebounds
10. Andreas Jakobsen (187-PG-83) of Bakken - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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La Vega League started with 2 games - by Oscar Peralta

La Vega League just started with 2 games and the fans are very exited to have basketball back in action. I the first game El Dosa defeated Club Enriquillo by a score of 129-110. It was great up and down action as both team were lighting up the scoreboard, at the end El Dosa had outs score there opponents. In game 2 La Villa defeated La Matica by a score of 94-92 in what was a very close game and it came down to the last second to determine the winner.


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Euroleague round 3 best performance: Rudy Fernandez - by Eurobasket News

Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Real Madrid, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, two rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Fener.Ulker (2-1) 83-75. It allowed Real Madrid to take over top position in the Euroleague group A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Real Madrid has a very solid 2-1 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Fernandez had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Real Madrid's top player in his first season with the team. Rudy Fernandez has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.7ppg) and averages impressive 60.0% FGP and 42.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) of Caja Laboral. San Emeterio had a very good evening with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Caja Laboral cruised to a 95-85 relatively comfortable win over EA7 Armani (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. San Emeterio is one of the most experienced players at Caja Laboral and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) of league's second-best EA7 Armani. Bourousis scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Bourousis' great performance EA7 Armani lost 85-95 to Caja Laboral (#5, 1-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing EA7 Armani needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in group C. Their record is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Bourousis has a great season in Euroleague. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) of CSKA - 13 points and 6 rebounds
5. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82) of Panathinaikos - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88) of Caja Laboral - 20 points and 9 rebounds
7. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) of Olympiacos - 15 points and 8 rebounds
8. Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) of CSKA - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86) of Anadolu Efes - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81) of Asseco Prok. - 16 points and 10 assists

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



Rishon embarrassed Maccabi Tel Aviv 81-64 at Nokia Arena - by David Pick

It was only three days ago that Maccabi Tel-Aviv demolished French champions ES Chalon 90-61 in the teams' third Euroleague game of the season.

Chalon's star forward Blake Schilb (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices), who averaged 33.5 minutes and 13.5 points per game in two Euroleague contests prior to playing Maccabi, was shutdown by Tel Aviv swingman Devin Smith, scoring just 2 points with zero field goals in 27 minutes.

However, in tonight's Israeli league clash against Maccabi Rishon LeZion and its former NBA draftees duo Julian Wright and Willie Warren, Smith was absent (due to Russian rule regulations) and his lack of hardwood presence was noticeable. Very noticeable.

Rishon barged into Nokia Arena embarrassing David Blatt's squad 81-64 (43-25), clinching a remarkable road victory. Its second of the 2012-13 season.

Worth mentioning that Tel Aviv returned to Israel from its Euroleague travels late Friday afternoon and held just one preparation practice for what revealed to be the team's first loss of the season.

Rishon lacked rookie point guard Lazeric Jones, who sprained his ankle Saturday night during practice but is expected bounce back in full throttle by next week.

Though they connected on just 3 of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc, Rishon came out victorious thanks to a remarkable effort from former Israeli Division II power-forward Adrian Uter, who crashed the boards en route to a jaw-dropping 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 block shots and 2 assists outburst.

Rishon's former NBA draft pick Julian Wright was also impressive with 22 points, 9 boards and 4 steals, along with notable fellow ex-NBAer Willie Warren, who contributed 14 points and 4 assists.

In addition, Rishon received valuable support from its Israeli personnel. Team captain Nitzan Hanochi's (Agency: Ronsport) game-high 6 dimes went along with his 9 points and 9 rebounds as youngster Or Solomon stepped up with 8 points and 2 boards.

Collectively, Rishon forced Tel Aviv to 21 turnovers (11 in the first half) and held them to 43 percent shooting from the field.

Upon Thursday's Euroleague match against Poland's Prokom Gdynia, Blatt and Maccabi look to continue the upside in Shawn James' (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) play (19 points and 6 rebounds in loss to Rishon) as of late.

Prokom's roster features a pair of former Israeli league ballers in ex-Maccabi Haifa/B.C. Habikaa's athletic defender Frank Robinson and Maccabi Rishon's former playmaker Jerel Blassingame, who leads the Euroleague in assists with 9.3 per night.

Though they play in a different country, Prokom's two foreigners are well aware of the hectic atmosphere at Nokia Arena and are expected to better prepare their teammates for Thursday's showdown in attempt to record back-to-back Euroleague conquests.

At the other end of the floor, with several days to arrange new game strategies, one can expect Maccabi will brush aside its early season slump and return to its high-quality basketball displays later this week.



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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. Kataja 4-3 
 7. KTP 4-3 
 8. Namika Lahti 2-4 
 9. Lapua 2-4 
 10. FoKoPo 2-4 
 11. Salon Vilpas 1-5 
 12. Korihait 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 27: Lapua - KTP 94-82
Oct. 28: Korihait - Kataja 74-100
Oct. 27: FoKoPo - Nilan Bisons 68-106
Oct. 27: Salon Vilpas - Kataja 66-76

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 31: Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas
Oct. 31: Kataja - FoKoPo
Oct. 31: Nilan Bisons - LrNMKY
Oct. 31: Kouvot - Pyrinto
Oct. 31: Namika Lahti - Lapua
Oct. 31: Korihait - KTP


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. Burgess, FoKoPo19.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.19.3 
 6. Clavell, Kouvot19.2 
 7. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 8. Jalonen, Korihait18.4 
 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. Johnson, Namika L.8.2 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki8.0 
 9. Barnies, Salon Vil.7.6 
 10. Hester, Kouvot7.5 
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, Kataja4.7 
 5. Holmes, Lapua4.5 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.4.5 
 7. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.5 
 8. Gibson, LrNM.4.3 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.2 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gibson, LrNM.2.3 
 2. Flowers, Kataja2.3 
 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. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
 10. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
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, Korihait0.9 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.9 
 10. Jones, LrNM.0.7 


Standings - Division I

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

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 114-105
Oct. 28: ToPo - SayRi 108-68

B

Oct. 26: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 83-63
Oct. 28: Espoo Basket - BC Jyvaskyla 81-97
Oct. 28: JyWe - TuNMKY 74-88
Oct. 26: Kerava ET - KaU Koris 68-60

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Nov. 1: Pyrinto II - Huima
Nov. 2: SayRi - Tapiolan Honka
Nov. 2: BC Nokia - ToPo
Nov. 2: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo

B

Nov. 2: Kerava ET - Espoo Basket
Nov. 2: TuNMKY - Jarvenpaa
Nov. 3: Jarvenpaa - KaU Koris
Nov. 3: HBA-Marsky - BC Jyvaskyla


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 34.4
 1. Richardson, Ura B.34.4 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia30.3 
 3. Collins, SayRi24.8 
 4. Brennan, Tapiolan.24.3 
 5. Pyykkonen, JyWe22.0 
 6. Salminen, TuNM.22.0 
 7. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.8 
 8. Young, Porvoon21.8 
 9. Towa, Kerava ET21.2 
 10. Coleman, Oulun N.20.5 
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. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 7. Young, Porvoon11.0 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.11.0 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.10.8 
 10. Mua, Kerava ET10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jarkko KYLLONEN
  Porvoon .
  (186-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Kyllonen, Porvoon5.4 
 2. Juvonen, Kerava ET4.7 
 3. Jarvinen, Tapiol.4.7 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia4.3 
 5. Niemisto, HBA-M.4.0 
 6. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 7. Herrala, HBA-M.3.6 
 8. Vaananen, Pyrin.3.5 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.5 
 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. Russell, Oulun N.2.5 
 3. Thomas, SayRi2.5 
 4. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.3 
 5. Richardson, Ura B.2.2 
 6. Andersen, Espoo B.2.2 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET2.2 
 8. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 9. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa1.8 
 10. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jari PULKKINEN
  Pyrin.
  (203-PF-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.3.3 
 2. Keskitalo, JyWe2.4 
 3. Young, Porvoon2.2 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.4 
 5. Stephens, Huima1.3 
 6. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.2 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.1.0 
 9. Immonen, TuNM.1.0 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.1.0 


Marcus Capers claims Finnish 1st Division weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Marcus Capers (193-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best ToPo and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 23-year old guard had a double-double of 22 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team outclassed SayRi (#5, 2-2) with 40-point margin 108-68. ToPo is placed at 2nd position in Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. ToPo will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. Capers turned to be ToPo's top player in his first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American forward Kent Tribbett (204-F-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of Huima. Tribbett impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Huima cruised to a 114-105 relatively comfortable win over Ura Basket (#9, 0-5). Huima's 8th position in group A has not changed. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Huima managed to get this year. Tribbett is a newcomer at Huima 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 American Nafis Ricks (188-G) of BC Jyvaskyla (#7). Ricks scored 22 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of BC Jyvaskyla, leading his team to a 97-81 easy win against Espoo Basket (1-4). BC Jyvaskyla can only dream about fighting for top spots in group B. They have rather bad season and 1-4 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ricks he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. The season just started for Ricks as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nolan Richardson (188-G-84) of Ura Basket - 52 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jerrah Young (201-F-85) of Porvoon Tarmo - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Sakari Salminen (200-F-87) of TuNMKY - 31 points and 10 rebounds
7. Sami Syrjala (197-F-81) of KaU Koris - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
8. C.J. Collins (180-G-88) of SayRi - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Frederick Russell (185-PG-88) of Oulun NMKY - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Isaiah Tate (192-G-89) of Porvoon Tarmo - 22 points and 10 rebounds

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



1.DIVISION: Three players on the court! - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1A, round 5: A very strange and interesting basketball game tonight at Aanekoski! It was local Huima vs Ura Basket from Kaarina. Huima was leading by 16 points (81-65) with 3:54 to go, but visitor's Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) made this contest a thriller. Richardson scored alone 26 points during the last less than four minutes and Ura Basket/Richardson tied the game 96-96 at the buzzer! OT was needed. During the OT Ura Basket got really in foul troubles. Altogether seven Ura Basket players fouled out in the game. The visitors had to call Miska Ahokas (200-G-90) with injured ankle back to the game, and anyway Ura Basket had just Ahokas and two other players on the court during the last 14 seconds. Huima won finally 114-105 (96) (32-33). Kent Tribbett (204-F-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Drexel) led Huima with a double-double 25pts/14rbs. Richardson scored season high 52 points (1 - 10/12, 2 - 6/15, 3 - 10/18)! Ura Basket made 17/29 treys (59%) in the game! In Helsinki Torpan Pojat crushed Riento from Saynatsalo 108-68 (45-40). Marcus Capers (193-G-89, college: Washington St.) led ToPo with 22pts/19rbs.
Huima - Ura Basket OT 114-105 (96) (32-33). (Kent Tribbett 25/18, Pena Ranta 24, DeAndre Mays 24 - Nolan Richardson 52, Bobby Nash 16/14, Jussi Kukkonen 10).
ToPo - SayRi 108-68 (45-40). (Marcus Capers 22/19, Tuukka Kulha 17, Elias Kajander 15 - CJ Collins 29, Jani Parkkinen 11, Eryk Thomas 9/14).



KORISLIIGA: Korihait cannot win - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 7: UU-Korihait from Uusikaupunki is in troubles. Team cannot win. Tonight Korihait lost the sixth game in a row, when visitor Kataja (Joensuu) was shooting much better and winning 74-100 (38-51). Quarters: 11-25, 27-26, 18-23, 18-26. Korihait (1-6) had three players over 10 points. Daniel Horton (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Michigan) and Ramon Dyer (201-F-84, college: Houston) scored both 15 points. Kataja (4-3) was led by Johnell Smith (180-PG-80, college: New Orleans), who netted 24 pts and gave six assists. Petri Virtanen (183-PG-80) played his regular season game # 400 (5963 points) on top level in Finland. Virtanen has played in five Finnish basketball clubs (SayRi, BC Jyvaskyla, Tarmo, YMCA LPR and Kataja) during September 2000 untill now. Virtanen has played also in Estonia and in Sweden and has been 130 times on Finland NT roster.
UU-Korihait - Kataja 74-100 (38-51). (Daniel Horton 15, Ramon Dyer 15, Mikko Jalonen 11 - Johnell Smith 24/6a, Julian Terrell 18, Antti Kanervo 17).



Martin Zeno claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Martin Zeno (196-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Nilan Bisons and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Nilan Bisons in his team's victory, helping them to outclass FoKoPo (#10, 2-4) with 38-point margin 106-68. Nilan Bisons is placed at 3rd position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Nilan Bisons will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Zeno had a remarkable 72.2% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Nilan Bisons and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Texas Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Zeno is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.2ppg. Zeno is in league's top in and averages solid 55.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American point guard Johnell Smith (180-PG-80) of Kataja. Smith impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Kataja to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Korihait (#12, 1-6) 100-74. This victory allowed Kataja to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Smith is a newcomer at Kataja 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 another Kataja's star - American Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82). Fields scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Kataja, helping his team with a 76-66 win against the lower-ranked Salon Vilpas (#11, 1-5). Kataja needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. The season just started for Fields 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. Johnell Smith (180-PG-80) of Kataja - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Julian Terrell (206-F-84) of Kataja - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80) of Nilan Bisons - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Dwight Tolbert (195-F-86) of Lapua - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Antti Kanervo (194-SG-89) of Kataja - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Troy Barnies (200-F-89) of Salon Vilpas - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. B.J. Holmes (180-PG-88) of Lapua - 12 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists

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



1st Division Round 5: Leader JyWe loses to TuNMKY - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in 1st Division, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of JyWe (3-2) in Jyvaskyla on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by TuNMKY (4-1) 88-74. It was a key game for the top position in Division as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by TuNMKY. JyWe managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Oscar Lindqvist (188-90) chipped in 18 points. TuNMKY's coach Ray Ailus used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Ville Pyykkonen (203-77) produced 24 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. TuNMKY keeps a position of Division leader. JyWe at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. TuNMKY are looking forward to face Jarvenpaa (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. JyWe will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-2) against sixth ranked Torpan Pojat (3-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Saynatsalon Riento was crushed by Torpan Pojat in Helsinki 108-68. It was a key game for the second position in Division. American guard Marcus Capers (193-89, college: Washington St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. Elias Kajander contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard C.J. Collins (180-88, college: McNeese St.) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds for Saynatsalon Riento. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Torpan Pojat moved-up to second place in Division. Saynatsalon Riento at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Torpan Pojat will play against BC Nokia (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Saynatsalon Riento will play against Tapiolan Honka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tapiolan Honka (2-2) against seventh ranked Oulun NMKY (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Tapiolan Honka was defeated by Oulun NMKY in a tough game in Oulun 78-83. The game was dominated by American players. Frederick Russell stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Eric Brennan responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Oulun NMKY maintains seventh place in Division with 2-2 record. Oulun NMKY will meet at home league's leader Porvoon Tarmo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tapiolan Honka will play against Saynatsalon Riento (#5) in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked KaU Koris (3-2) against fifth ranked Kerava Energia Team (3-2) on Friday night. Visiting KaU Koris was defeated by Kerava Energia Team in a tough game in Kerava 60-68. It was a key game for the second position in Division. Arsene Towa nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Kerava Energia Team's coach Arsene Towa used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Kerava Energia Team moved-up to second place in Division. Kerava Energia Team's next round opponent will be Espoo Basket (#8) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. KaU Koris will play against Jarvenpaa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Porvoo. Leader Porvoon Tarmo faced second-ranked Pyrinto II. Host Porvoon Tarmo (5-0) smashed guests from Tampere (2-2) 90-71. The best player for the winners was Jerrah Young who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Porvoon Tarmo's coach Jouni Gronroos allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Porvoon Tarmo maintains first place in Division with 5-0 record. Loser Pyrinto II dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Porvoon Tarmo will face Oulun NMKY (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pyrinto II will play against Aanekosken Huima in Aanekoski.

Other games of round 5 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Division winless Ura Basket was defeated by Huima in Aanekoski 114-105. Espoo Basket was beaten by BC Jyvaskyla at home 81-97. Jarvenpaa was destroyed by HBA-Marsky on the opponent's court 83-63.
The best stats of 5th round was 52 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds by Nolan Richardson of Ura Basket.


Group A
ToPo - SayRi 108-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-2) against sixth ranked Torpan Pojat (3-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Saynatsalon Riento was crushed by Torpan Pojat in Helsinki 108-68. It was a key game for the second position in Division. The game was mostly controlled by Torpan Pojat. Saynatsalon Riento was better in second period 31-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Torpan Pojat dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Saynatsalon Riento's 26. They outrebounded Saynatsalon Riento 54-36 including a 42-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saynatsalon Riento was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Marcus Capers (193-89, college: Washington St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. Forward Elias Kajander (196-80) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Torpan Pojat players scored in double figures. American guard C.J. Collins (180-88, college: McNeese St.) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Eryk Thomas (200-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 9 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Saynatsalon Riento. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Torpan Pojat moved-up to second place in Division. Saynatsalon Riento at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Torpan Pojat will play against BC Nokia (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Saynatsalon Riento will play against Tapiolan Honka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ToPo: M.Capers 22+19reb+2ast, T.Kulha 17+2reb, E.Kajander 15+7reb+3ast, H.Coleman 14+10reb, M.Jamsa 12+2reb+3ast, D.Ginty 12+7reb+2ast
SayRi: C.Collins 29+5reb+3ast, J.Parkkinen 11+5reb+1ast, E.Thomas 9+14reb+2ast, J.Lehto 5, J.Luoma if (typeof document.getEl 5+1reb, V.Pylkkanen 3+5reb
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Huima - Ura Basket 114-105

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Ura Basket's (0-5) road loss to eighth ranked Aanekosken Huima (1-3) 105-114 on Sunday. Aanekosken Huima dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Ura Basket's 40 and made 42-of-51 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game, while Ura Basket only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Aanekosken Huima forced 20 Ura Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 46-34 including 31 on the defensive glass. Ura Basket was plagued by 41 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Kent Tribbett (204-86, college: Drexel, agency: Prossin Sports Management) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Andre Stephens (180-87, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Five Aanekosken Huima players scored in double figures. Guard Nolan Richardson (188-84, college: Midwestern St.) produced 52 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and swingman Bobby Nash (198-84) added 16 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Aanekosken Huima maintains eighth place in Division with 1-3 record. Loser Ura Basket still closes the standings with five games lost. Aanekosken Huima will face higher ranked Pyrinto II (#4) in Tampere in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Huima: K.Tribbett 25+18reb+1ast, D.Mays 24+3reb+3ast, P.Ranta 24+2reb+1ast, A.Stephens 21+13reb+3ast, S.Mantymaa 13+4reb+1ast, A.Jamsen 3+1reb
Ura Basket: N.Richardson 52+6reb+3ast, B.Nash 16+14reb, J.Kukkonen 10+1ast, M.Ahokas 8, S.Latvala 5+4reb+1ast, E.Lahti 4+4reb+1ast
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Oulun NMKY - Tapiolan Honka 83-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tapiolan Honka (2-2) against seventh ranked Oulun NMKY (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Tapiolan Honka was defeated by Oulun NMKY in a tough game in Oulun 78-83. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 28-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Oulun NMKY made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Frederick Russell (185-88, college: Philadelphia) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and swingman Dwight Coleman (203-84, college: Dallas Baptist) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Eric Brennan (201-89, college: Kutztown) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Ronnie Clark (195-81) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Oulun NMKY maintains seventh place in Division with 2-2 record. Oulun NMKY will meet at home league's leader Porvoon Tarmo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tapiolan Honka will play against Saynatsalon Riento (#5) in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: D.Coleman 21+6reb+1ast, F.Russell 15+10reb+7ast, J.Vanttaja 15+8reb+2ast, S.Keinonen 14+1reb, J.Siivikko 7+1ast, H.Vihavainen 6+2reb+1ast
Tapiolan Honka: R.Clark 22+9reb+1ast, E.Brennan 22+10reb, T.Iisalo 16+3reb+1ast, J.Jarvinen 12+5reb+4ast, N.Hoglund 6, A.Vanjoki 0+1ast
gschID: 197470


Porvoon Tarmo - Pyrinto II 90-71

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Porvoo. Leader Porvoon Tarmo faced second-ranked Pyrinto II. Host Porvoon Tarmo (5-0) smashed guests from Tampere (2-2) 90-71. The game was mostly controlled by Porvoon Tarmo. Pyrinto II was better in third quarter 30-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Porvoon Tarmo dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Pyrinto II's 28. The best player for the winners was American forward Jerrah Young (201-85, college: Toledo) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Isaiah Tate (192-89, college: George Mason) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Young is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Porvoon Tarmo players scored in double figures. Porvoon Tarmo's coach Jouni Gronroos allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Topias Palmi (190-94) produced 31 points and Jari Pulkkinen (203-84) added 7 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Porvoon Tarmo maintains first place in Division with 5-0 record. Loser Pyrinto II dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Porvoon Tarmo will face Oulun NMKY (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pyrinto II will play against Aanekosken Huima in Aanekoski.
Top scorers:
Porvoon Tarmo: J.Young 24+6reb+5ast, I.Tate 22+10reb+1ast, J.Kyllonen 15+3reb+10ast, M.Holme 10+7reb+1ast, T.Hartikainen 9+4reb, T.Rintala 4+7reb
Pyrinto II: T.Palmi 31+4reb, J.Harjula 7+4reb+2ast, J.Pulkkinen 7+10reb+1ast, M.Marttinen 7+5reb, K.Rasinaho 6+5reb+1ast, J.Vaananen 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 197469


Group B
JyWe - TuNMKY 74-88

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of JyWe (3-2) in Jyvaskyla on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by TuNMKY (4-1) 88-74. It was a key game for the top position in Division as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by TuNMKY. JyWe managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Oscar Lindqvist (188-90) chipped in 18 points. TuNMKY's coach Ray Ailus used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Ville Pyykkonen (203-77) produced 24 points and 7 rebounds and center Harri Keskitalo (210-90) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four JyWe players scored in double figures. TuNMKY keeps a position of Division leader. JyWe at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. TuNMKY are looking forward to face Jarvenpaa (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. JyWe will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
TuNMKY: S.Salminen 31+10reb, O.Lindqvist 18+4reb, O.Immonen 12+6reb+2ast, J.Valtonen 9+2reb, D.Hazrati 7+1reb, K.Huovinen 5+2reb
JyWe: V.Pyykkonen 24+7reb, H.Keskitalo 12+12reb+2ast, L.Luokomaa 12+4reb+1ast, A.Rantanen 10+1reb+1ast, J.Nuutinen 6+3reb, J.Laine 5+2reb
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Espoo Basket - BC Jyvaskyla 81-97

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eighth ranked BC Jyvaskyla (1-4) defeated on the road 7th ranked Espoo Basket (1-4) 97-81 on Sunday. BC Jyvaskyla dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Espoo Basket's 34. They outrebounded Espoo Basket 40-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Espoo Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Nafis Ricks (188, college: Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Michael Corpening (203-87, college: S.Wesleyan) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Oscar Andersen (195-93) produced 19 points and forward Matti Hautala (194-94) added 18 points respectively for the hosts. Five BC Jyvaskyla and four Espoo Basket players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. BC Jyvaskyla left bottom position moving up to seventh place in Division. BC Jyvaskyla will face higher ranked HBA-Marsky (#3) in Helsinki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Espoo Basket will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kerava Energia Team (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
BC Jyvaskyla: N.Ricks 22+14reb+3ast, M.Corpening 18+11reb+3ast, M.Manninen 16+1reb, K.Kuokkanen 14+3reb+1ast, T.Manninen 12+4reb, O.Lehtonen 5+2ast
Espoo Basket: O.Andersen 19+2reb+2ast, M.Hautala 18+1ast, J.Suotamo 14+1reb+1ast, K.Nurminen 14+3reb+2ast, J.Domingues Del Villar 8+8reb, J.Ohtonen 4+2reb+1ast
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Kerava ET - KaU Koris 68-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked KaU Koris (3-2) against fifth ranked Kerava Energia Team (3-2) on Friday night. Visiting KaU Koris was defeated by Kerava Energia Team in a tough game in Kerava 60-68. It was a key game for the second position in Division. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KaU Koris won third quarter 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded KaU Koris 43-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-81) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and naturalized American guard La Trice Little (187-79, college: Mercy) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Kerava Energia Team's coach Arsene Towa used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Sami Syrjala (197-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and center Tomi Sakala (203-80) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for KaU Koris in the defeat. Kerava Energia Team moved-up to second place in Division. Kerava Energia Team's next round opponent will be Espoo Basket (#8) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. KaU Koris will play against Jarvenpaa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kerava ET: A.Towa 21+14reb+1ast, R.Juvonen 14+3reb+2ast, L.Trice Little 13+6reb+2ast, R.Mua 8+9reb+1ast, A.Heiskanen 7+5reb, R.Pahn 3+3reb
KaU Koris: S.Syrjala 19+15reb+2ast, T.Heiskanen 15+3reb, T.Sakala 11+8reb, K.Tolvanen 6+1ast, J.Kinnunen 4+3ast, L.Jarvinen 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 197474


HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 83-63

Everything could happen in Helsinki at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked HBA-Marsky and 4th placed Jarvenpaa had identical 2-2 record. This time HBA-Marsky used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Jarvenpaa 83-63 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-63. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when HBA-Marsky made 10 blocks. Jarvenpaa was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Henri Niemisto (194-96) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Mika Nuolivirta (210-94) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five HBA-Marsky players scored in double figures. HBA-Marsky's coach Anton Mirolybov let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Center Otso Laakkonen (197-93) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and guard Jesse Viita (186-93) added 11 points respectively for the guests. HBA-Marsky (3-2) moved-up to third place in Division. Newly promoted Jarvenpaa dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. HBA-Marsky will face BC Jyvaskyla (#7) at home in the next round. Jarvenpaa will play against KaU Koris in Karkkila and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
HBA-Marsky: H.Niemisto 22+5reb+4ast, M.Nuolivirta 15+5reb, J.Rajala 13+4reb, M.Kauhanen 12+5reb, O.Michelsen 10+3reb, S.Nieminen 5+1reb
Jarvenpaa: O.Laakkonen 11+11reb, J.Viita 11+4reb+2ast, L.Tukia 10+5reb, V.Tarjanne 9+5reb+2ast, J.Mantyla 8+4reb, S.Oja 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197473



Korisliiga Round 7: KTP-Basket is upset by Lapuan Korikobrat - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between second ranked KTP-Basket (4-3) and eleventh ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (2-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. KTP-Basket was defeated by Lapuan Korikobrat in Lapua 94-82. The game was mostly controlled by Lapuan Korikobrat. KTP-Basket managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lapuan Korikobrat won last quarter 32-22. Lapuan Korikobrat made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Lapuan Korikobrat forced 19 KTP-Basket turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by KTP-Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dwight Tolbert (195-86, college: Lander) fired 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. His fellow American import forward Chris Commons (206-84, college: USC Aiken) chipped in 23 points. American forward Antwine Williams (192-75, college: N.Colorado, agency: Prossin Sports Management) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to eighth place, which they share with FoKoPo and Namika Lahti. KTP-Basket at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Kataja. Lapuan Korikobrat is looking forward to face Namika Lahti (#8) on the road in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Forssa supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (4-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Forssan Koripojat (2-4). Loimaan Korikonkarit smashed Forssan Koripojat 106-68. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Jeb Ivey contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds for Forssan Koripojat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Loimaan Korikonkarit have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Forssan Koripojat lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Forssan Koripojat keeps the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Namika Lahti and Lapua. Loimaan Korikonkarit will play against LrNMKY (#4) in Lappeenranta in the next round. Forssan Koripojat will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 7 Kataja crushed Korihait in Joensuu 100-74. Salon Vilpas was beaten by Kataja at home 66-76.


Korihait - Kataja 74-100

There was no surprise in Uusikaupunki where 12th ranked UU-Korihait (1-6) was crushed by seventh ranked Joensuun Kataja (4-3) 100-74. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. UU-Korihait was better in second period 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Johnell Smith (180-80, college: New Orleans) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists. Forward Julian Terrell (206-84, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Guard Daniel Horton (191-84, college: Michigan, agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with 15 points and 4 assists and forward Ramon Dyer (201-84, college: Houston) added 15 points in the effort for UU-Korihait. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to sixth place, which they share with KTP. UU-Korihait lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against Forssan Koripojat (#10) at home in the next round. UU-Korihait will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Korihait: D.Horton 15+3reb+4ast, R.Dyer 15+2reb+1ast, M.Jalonen 11+1reb+1ast, N.Malinen 8+5reb, C.Taft 8+6reb+1ast, V.Kopio 7+2ast
Kataja: J.Smith 24+3reb+6ast, J.Terrell 18+10reb+3ast, A.Kanervo 17+5reb+2ast, J.Flowers 17+4reb+2ast, P.Virtanen 12+1reb+4ast, J.Lehtoranta 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 194547


FoKoPo - Nilan Bisons 68-106

The game in Forssa supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (4-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Forssan Koripojat (2-4). Loimaan Korikonkarit smashed Forssan Koripojat 106-68. The game was mostly controlled by Loimaan Korikonkarit. Forssan Koripojat was better in fourth quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Loimaan Korikonkarit dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Forssan Koripojat's 34. Loimaan Korikonkarit forced 20 Forssan Koripojat turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Forssan Koripojat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Loimaan Korikonkarit have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Forssan Koripojat lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Forssan Koripojat keeps the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Namika Lahti and Lapua. Loimaan Korikonkarit will play against LrNMKY (#4) in Lappeenranta in the next round. Forssan Koripojat will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FoKoPo: C.Burgess 26+5reb+1ast, J.Thorpe 17+6reb+1ast, A.Thornton 10+6reb+1ast, M.Molenius 6+6reb+1ast, O.Kaunomaki 3, A.Koskinen 3
Nilan Bisons: M.Zeno 35+7reb+4ast, J.Ivey 16+9reb+7ast, M.Nuutinen 15+2reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 9+3reb+2ast, K.Muurinen 8+4reb, R.McDade 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 194546


Lapua - KTP 94-82

The game between second ranked KTP-Basket (4-3) and eleventh ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (2-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. KTP-Basket was defeated by Lapuan Korikobrat in Lapua 94-82. The game was mostly controlled by Lapuan Korikobrat. KTP-Basket managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lapuan Korikobrat won last quarter 32-22. Lapuan Korikobrat made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Lapuan Korikobrat forced 19 KTP-Basket turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by KTP-Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dwight Tolbert (195-86, college: Lander) fired 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. His fellow American import forward Chris Commons (206-84, college: USC Aiken) chipped in 23 points. Five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. American forward Antwine Williams (192-75, college: N.Colorado, agency: Prossin Sports Management) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds and Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to eighth place, which they share with FoKoPo and Namika Lahti. KTP-Basket at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Kataja. Lapuan Korikobrat is looking forward to face Namika Lahti (#8) on the road in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
KTP: A.Williams 21+5reb+2ast, B.Sarcevic 16+5reb+3ast, D.Giles 11+6reb+1ast, T.Heinonen 9+3reb+1ast, M.Pounds 9+2reb, J.Matinen 8+5reb+1ast
Lapua: C.Commons 23+4reb, D.Tolbert 20+7reb+3ast, J.Turja 13+1reb+4ast, B.Holmes 12+3reb+5ast, S.Haanpaa 10+6reb+1ast, A.Huuskonen 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 194545


Salon Vilpas - Kataja 66-76

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Joensuun Kataja (4-3) defeated on the road 10th ranked Salon Vilpas (1-5) 76-66. The game without a history. Joensuun Kataja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The game was dominated by American players. It was a very good performance for point guard Johnell Smith (180-80, college: New Orleans) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Jerald Fields (201-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Forward Troy Barnies (200-89, college: Maine) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Marquis Hall (183-87, college: Lehigh) added 20 points in the effort for Salon Vilpas. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to sixth place, which they share with KTP. Salon Vilpas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against Forssan Koripojat (#10) at home in the next round. Salon Vilpas will play against the league's second-placed Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: M.Hall 20+4reb+3ast, T.Barnies 13+11reb+3ast, S.Atupem 12+5reb+1ast, M.Sandberg 8+4reb+2ast, J.Kataja 6+7reb+2ast, A.Vaenerberg 3+1ast
Kataja: J.Fields 18+9reb+2ast, J.Flowers 17+6reb+2ast, J.Smith 17+10reb+4ast, A.Kanervo 16+3reb+1ast, J.Lehtoranta 6+2reb, P.Virtanen 2+2ast
gschID: 194544



A Step In The Right Direction - by Greg Logins

Hello World,

I am doing great as usual, except the snow is finally here. One morning, I woke up to go to shoot around practice and it was nice weather. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. After our morning shoot around, I then came back to my apartment to take a little nap before are game, and when I woke up, I looked out the window and it was snowing. I said to myself, "Here we go, it is here". Straight away I went to my closet and pulled out the big jacket, gloves, hat, and winter boots. Although it snows pretty bad here as people told me, I am from upstate New York, we get a lot of snow all the time and I am more than prepared. Other than the snow, This week was a successful week for my team, Lappeeranta Namika . We took a great step into the right direction. We only had one game this week, which was Friday night against Namika Lahti, so we had a full week of preparation to get ready for the game. Each day, we all worked hard to fix the things that we needed to get better at as a team and individually. Friday's night game showed of what we improved on and we ended up with another victory, which puts us at 4-2. We defended well and offensively, we did well. I think that if we continue to improve our defense and defend like we did this past Friday, we can compete with any team and give them a good run. Offense will take care of its self, its the defense that will win the games. We definitely took a big step into the right direction and we will continue to feed of this positive energy and get ready to get back to work tomorrow to compete against our upcoming opponents this week.

Greg #4

#NamikaHoop

#Lappeeranta




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  FRANCE   

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. Angers BC 49 3-2 
 7. St Chamond 3-2 
 8. Vichy 3-3 
 9. Monaco 2-2 
 10. Rennes 2-4 
 11. Challans 1-4 
 12. Sorgues 1-4 
 13. Rueil 1-4 
 14. Chartres 1-5 
 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. 26: Angers BC 49 - Chartres 90-84
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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Sorgues - Challans
Nov. 3: Cognac - St Chamond
Nov. 3: La Rochelle - Orchy
Nov. 3: Lievin - Blois
Nov. 3: Vichy - Quimper
Nov. 3: Rennes - Angers BC 49
Nov. 3: CFBB - Monaco
Nov. 3: Chartres - Roche
Nov. 3: Rueil - Souffel


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Fabien HERARD
  Challans
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Herard, Challans21.8 
 2. Hill, Angers BC 4920.3 
 3. Thinon, Sorgues19.0 
 4. Petrovic, Orchy18.7 
 5. Zamroz, Sorgues18.0 
 6. Thibedore, Quimper17.0 
 7. Kaunisto, Blois16.8 
 8. Alingue, Souffel16.8 
 9. Bankevics, St Ch.16.6 
 10. Staelens, Blois15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Kaunisto, Blois14.0 
 2. Calasan, Monaco10.0 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.3 
 4. Hankins-Cole, Sorg.8.5 
 5. Sall, Rennes8.4 
 6. Tornato, Blois8.2 
 7. Raji, Quimper8.0 
 8. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 9. Christophe, Monaco7.7 
 10. Inglis, CFBB7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmed FELLAH
  Angers B.
  (180-PG-81)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Fellah, Angers B.8.3 
 2. Christophe, Monaco8.0 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.7.5 
 4. Boivin, Chartres6.3 
 5. Barbry, Orchy6.3 
 6. Saounera, Rueil5.5 
 7. Cherry, Quimper5.0 
 8. M''Bodji, Souffel4.8 
 9. Malet, Orchy4.3 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.6 
 2. Mouillard, Cognac2.7 
 3. Thibedore, Quimper2.5 
 4. Barbry, Orchy2.3 
 5. Herard, Challans2.0 
 6. Saounera, Rueil2.0 
 7. Pene, Rennes2.0 
 8. Ludon, Cognac1.8 
 9. Bach, Souffel1.8 
 10. Lessort, Vichy1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Davis, Blois2.4 
 2. Kolb, Quimper2.0 
 3. Diame, Rueil2.0 
 4. Alingue, Souffel1.8 
 5. Tornato, Blois1.4 
 6. Inglis, CFBB1.4 
 7. Ben Driss, Rennes1.4 
 8. Cazenobe, Souffel1.3 
 9. Traore, Angers B.1.3 
 10. Kaunisto, Blois1.2 


NM1 Round 6: Cognac beats Vendee Challans by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of NM1 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The most exciting game of round 6 in the NM1 took place in Challans. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 11th ranked Vendee Challans (1-4) to top-ranked Cognac (5-0) 87-85 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 20-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Cognac had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Vendee Challans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Miguel Buval (208-90) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) replied with 27 points and 9 rebounds for Vendee Challans. Vendee Challans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Cognac have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Blois and Souffel. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Rueil and Sorgues. Cognac is looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Vendee Challans will play against Sorgues (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NM1 top team - Blois (5-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Union Rennes (2-4) 75-68. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jonathan Tornato chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) with 20 points. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Undefeated Blois have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Cognac and Souffel. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the tenth place with four games lost. Blois will play against Lievin Basket (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Union Rennes will play against Angers BC 49 (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top-ranked Orchesien BC blasted bottom-ranked CFBB (0-5) in Orchies 116-53 on Saturday evening keeping the perfect record after 6 rounds. CFBB is still unable to win any game. Olivier Gouez notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 15 points by Damien Inglis did not help to save the game for CFBB. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Orchesien BC have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-0 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with five games lost. Orchesien BC will meet La Rochelle (#15) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Monaco and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Saint Chamond. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 12th ranked Rueil (1-4) to eighth ranked Saint Chamond (3-2) 90-87 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Benjamin Rey who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Saint Chamond moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Rueil lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Cognac on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Rueil will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) in Souffel..

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6: La Rochelle was smashed by Quimper on the road 62-38. Angers BC 49 won against Chartres on its own court 90-84. Vichy lost to undefeated Souffel in Souffel. 49-68.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 22 points and 15 rebounds by Jacques Alingue of Souffel.


Quimper - La Rochelle 62-38

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (4-1) crushed at home 14th ranked La Rochelle (1-5) 62-38. The game without a history. Quimper UJAP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding La Rochelle to just 4 points in second quarter and to 13 points in first half. Quimper UJAP held La Rochelle to an opponent 15.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 42.4 percent accuracy of the winners. Quimper UJAP had a 36-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) who scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba, agency: JEMsports) who recorded 6 points and 11 rebounds and Steeve Soliman (196-88) added 12 points respectively. La Rochelle's coach Gregory Thielin gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quimper UJAP have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 4-1 record. La Rochelle lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth place with five games lost. Quimper UJAP's next round opponent will be JA Vichy (#8) on the road. La Rochelle will play against Orchesien BC (#4) in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Quimper: F.Thibedore 18+9reb+4ast, J.Moupegnou 12+4reb+3ast, C.Raji 9+10reb+3ast, A.Mendy 9+1reb+2ast, R.Gregoire 7+5reb+1ast, O.Kolb 4+10reb
La Rochelle: S.Soliman 12+2reb+1ast, A.Thomson 6+11reb+1ast, F.Sahraoui 5+3reb, L.Iglesias 4+1reb+2ast, J.Cole 3+7reb, J.Dalmat 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184743


Angers BC 49 - Chartres 90-84

Very expected game when 12th ranked Chartres (1-5) lost on the road to eighth ranked Angers BC 49 (3-2) 90-84. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Angers BC 49 dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Chartres' 44. They outrebounded Chartres 37-23 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Angers BC 49 players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (194-90) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Bosnian guard Milan Vasic (195-77) added 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Four Angers BC 49 and five Chartres players scored in double figures. Angers BC 49 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with St Chamond. Chartres lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with five games lost. Angers BC 49's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#10) on the road. Chartres will play against Roche (#17).
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 30+10reb+5ast, P.Drouault 19+5reb+2ast, M.Chupin 17+7reb, S.Traore 14+9reb, L.Gunnarsson 7+1reb+2ast, A.Fellah 2+5reb+12ast
Chartres: M.Vasic 21+3reb+1ast, A.Boivin 15+7ast, G.Lemon 14+4reb, L.Avramovic 13+11reb+2ast, A.Barakaou 13+1reb+3ast, A.Hergott 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184739


Souffel - Vichy 68-49

Rather predictable result when top-ranked Souffelweyersheim (5-0) rolled over 6th ranked JA Vichy (3-3) in Souffel. 68-49. It looked good early as JA Vichy took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Souffelweyersheim had a 12-9 second period charge getting the lead and JA Vichy was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 49-68. Souffelweyersheim players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by JA Vichy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Rida El Amrani (180-86) who recorded 12 points and 4 assists and Octavio Da Silveira (204-89) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Souffelweyersheim have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cognac and Blois. JA Vichy at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be Rueil (#13) on the road which should be an easy win for them. JA Vichy will play against Quimper UJAP (#5) and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Souffel: J.Alingue 22+15reb+3ast, J.Tschamber 20+3reb+4ast, F.Minet 9+2reb+2ast, F.Broliron 8+2reb+2ast, A.N'Diaye 4+2reb+1ast, M.M'Bodji 3+1reb+7ast
Vichy: R.El Amrani 12+2reb+4ast, G.Lessort 9+6reb, O.Da Silveira 9+5reb+3ast, J.Reynolds 9+4reb, B.Thomas 7+1reb+3ast, G.Pons 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 184746


St Chamond - Rueil 90-87

A very interesting game took place in Saint Chamond. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 12th ranked Rueil (1-4) to eighth ranked Saint Chamond (3-2) 90-87 on Saturday evening. Rueil was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 15-11 charge of Saint Chamond, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Saint Chamond outrebounded Rueil 46-20 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was center Benjamin Rey (210-79) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Latvian swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (178-87) who recorded 16 points and 9 assists and Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) added 14 points and 7 assists respectively. Four Saint Chamond and five Rueil players scored in double figures. Saint Chamond moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Rueil lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Cognac on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Rueil will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) in Souffel..
Top scorers:
St Chamond: B.Rey 15+13reb+3ast, I.Bankevics 13+3reb+4ast, R.Tillon 13+1reb+3ast, J.Landu-Bongo 12+4reb+2ast, M.Ledoux 8+8reb+1ast, N.Wachowiak 8
Rueil: I.Saounera 16+2reb+9ast, M.Diame 16+4reb+1ast, K.Gourari 15+4reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 14+2reb+7ast, S.Ricard 14+2reb+3ast, D.Gentil 11+4reb+2ast
gschID: 184745


Orchy - CFBB 116-53

Top-ranked Orchesien BC blasted bottom-ranked CFBB (0-5) in Orchies 116-53 on Saturday evening keeping the perfect record after 6 rounds. CFBB is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 38. Orchesien BC forced 21 CFBB turnovers and outrebounded them 42-20 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by CFBB's players. Center Olivier Gouez (217-84) notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) supported him with 19 points and 4 steals. Five Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Even 15 points by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Stephane Gombauld (201-97) added 14 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. Orchesien BC have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-0 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with five games lost. Orchesien BC will meet La Rochelle (#15) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Monaco and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Orchy: O.Gouez 20+8reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 19+4reb+1ast, A.Belkessa 17+2reb+3ast, T.Stanley 15+3reb+2ast, J.Verbeke 14+7reb+2ast, R.Malet 13+3reb+7ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 15+4reb+3ast, S.Gombauld 14+4reb, P.Rigot 8+4reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+2reb+1ast, A.LEBOEUF 4+2reb+1ast, G.DENIS 2
gschID: 184744


Challans - Cognac 85-87

The most exciting game of round 6 in the NM1 took place in Challans. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 11th ranked Vendee Challans (1-4) to top-ranked Cognac (5-0) 87-85 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 20-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Cognac had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Vendee Challans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Miguel Buval (208-90) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) replied with 27 points and 9 rebounds and guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Vendee Challans. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vendee Challans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cognac have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Blois and Souffel. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Rueil and Sorgues. Cognac is looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Vendee Challans will play against Sorgues (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cognac: I.Caskill 21+13reb+2ast, V.Mouillard 13+1reb+3ast, S.Doucoure 11+5reb+2ast, R.Hillotte 10+3reb+3ast, J.Ludon 10+3reb+1ast, M.Buval 10+7reb+2ast
Challans: F.Herard 27+9reb+2ast, S.Cherasse 15+2reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 14+2reb+6ast, N.Gouacide 11+3reb, J.Geay 8+1reb+2ast, M.Pilgrim 7+8reb+3ast
gschID: 184741


Blois - Rennes 75-68

NM1 top team - Blois (5-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Union Rennes (2-4) 75-68. Union Rennes was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Blois, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Blois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) with 20 points and forward Omar Sall (195-80) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Blois have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record, which they share with Cognac and Souffel. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the tenth place with four games lost. Blois will play against Lievin Basket (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Union Rennes will play against Angers BC 49 (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Blois: V.Kaunisto 25+14reb+3ast, J.Tornato 17+10reb+2ast, G.Staelens 12+1reb+7ast, P.Brochard 10+1reb+4ast, D.Davis 5+1reb, W.Aka 4+2reb+1ast
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 20+2ast, B.M'Poy 14+6reb, O.Sall 10+9reb+2ast, O.Lamothe 8+3reb+4ast, S.Ben Driss 6+3reb+2ast, G.Broudic 5+1reb
gschID: 184738



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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
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo23.0 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.22.0 
 3. Karadzovski, Kozuv19.0 
 4. Petkovski, Pelist.18.0 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.16.0 
 6. Janjusevic, ABA S.16.0 
 7. Petrovski, Vardar16.0 
 8. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.15.0 
 9. Spasev, ABA S.14.0 
 10. Bozovic, Kozuv13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica DIMCEVSKI
  Kuman.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Dimcevski, Kuman.11.0 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo10.0 
 3. Zaharievski, Pelis.9.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.9.0 
 5. Arsic, ABA S.7.0 
 6. Mikic, Kumanovo6.0 
 7. Shterjov, Kozuv6.0 
 8. Bogoev, ABA S.5.0 
 9. Pajic, Vardar5.0 
 10. Filipovic, Kozuv5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zlatko GOCEVSKI
  ABA S.
  (206-C-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Gocevski, ABA S.5.0 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv5.0 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.4.0 
 4. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 5. Pekovic, Kozuv3.0 
 6. Petkovski, Pelist.3.0 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.3.0 
 8. Blazevski, Kozuv3.0 
 9. Lazarevski, Vardar3.0 
 10. Jevdic, ABA S.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Predrag PAJIC
  Vardar
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pajic, Vardar5.0 
 2. Lazarevski, Vardar4.0 
 3. Bogoev, ABA S.4.0 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.3.0 
 5. Arsic, ABA S.3.0 
 6. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.0 
 7. Blazevski, Kozuv2.0 
 8. Mukaetov, Pelist.2.0 
 9. Balazs, ABA S.2.0 
 10. Zivcevic, Rabotni.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo4.0 
 2. Bozovic, Kozuv2.0 
 3. Arsic, ABA S.2.0 
 4. Gocevski, ABA S.1.0 
 5. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.0 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.0 
 7. Mihajloski, Rabot.1.0 
 8. Amoke, Rabotnicki1.0 
 9. Janjusevic, ABA S.0.0 
 10. Glavchev, Kozuv0.0 


MZT Skopje lost the game to the Serbian representative - by Eurobasket News

Adriatic league:
MZT Skopje - Crvena Zvezda 60:75


MZT Skopje lost the game to the Serbian representative in Adriatic League and dropped at 2-4 record. Guests from Beograd beat MZT Skopje 75:60.
It looked good early as MZT Skopje took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zvezda had a 27-14 second period charge getting the lead and MZT Skopje was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-75. Zvezda forced 21 MZT Skopje turnovers. MZT Skopje was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) chipped in 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Earlier KK Split beat MZT Skopje 73:65. The best player for the winners was guard Ivan Mimica who scored 22 points. Filip Kruslin (198-SG-89, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma) produced 16 points and Gjorji Cekovski added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests.



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  GEORGIA   


It's Not How You Start, But How You Finish. - by Nate Bowie

Sometimes this quote can come bite you in the back side and other times it can help you overcome a lose. A lot of times teams start off the game very good because of many reasons but they don't withstand that same drive throughout the game, giving the other team that edge. Other times a team starts off so bad and sluggish in the first quarter that when they finally get down to business it's just to late to get over that mountain to win. This very quote sums up our team in the first 5 minutes of these first few games.
Our first game we beat STU Tbilisi 94-62. But don't let the score fool you, they came out with a great urge to win but just couldn't maintain it for 40 minutes against us. This game we got a wide variety of help. My co-American had great first game debut scoring 17 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. I ended the game with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4assist and also 4 steals. Energy Rustavi also got helped from our Georgian Partners, Mikheil, Levan, Luka, Gorgi, Revaz and Q for chipping in well rounded numbers to help us get the much needed win. The first game is always filled with a little nervousness and jitters especially when you got so much emotion build up. Whether its good or bad emotions we all want to get on the court and show the world what we have. So every first game you have to be ready to knock down every negative obstacle in your way. That can be anything from the refs to the gymnasium your hooping in. This brings me to our second game we played yesterday. Once again the visiting team Samedicino looked very good early in our home court. We ended the first courted down 21-14. Going to the huddle we all knew that we wasn't playing our best and that for the sake of the home crowd we needed to pick it up. So we came together as a team and put those handcuffs tight around their wrist and held them to only 6 points in the second quarter. Allowing us to force 26 turnovers in the game. We crushed our opponent 79-57, which allowed us to empty our benches and give players that don't normally play the opportunity to put some numbers up. I ended the game with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 ast and also 4 steals. We building a very good chemistry between the team as well. Worth to mention Julie pulled down much needed rebounds during the game which gave us more opportunities to fast break. Another part of the game I thrive on. During my first year of college I always remember that my coach use to tell me to never make the game harder than what it is.take what the defense gives you and you will succeed easily. And till this day I try to incorporate that into my everyday basketball game.
Next weekend we will have a good game vs Dinamo. That should be a true test for our new season. For all my family and friends back home I will post a link during this week. Appreciate the support. Looking forward for my agent to come visit me from Israel.

Always remember what we don't start today won't be finished by tomorrow. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. EWE Baskets 5-1 
 2. Ratiopharm 5-1 
 3. Brose Baskets 4-1 
 4. TBB Trier 4-1 
 5. B.Muenchen 4-2 
 6. Art.Dragons 4-2 
 7. Bayreuth 4-2 
 8. Neckar L'burg 3-3 
 9. ALBA 2-2 
 10. Telekom Baskets 2-3 
 11. Walter Tigers 2-3 
 12. s.Oliver Baskets 2-4 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 2-4 
 14. Fraport SKY 2-4 
 15. NY Phantoms 2-4 
 16. Bremerhaven 2-4 
 17. LTi 46ers 1-5 
 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. 28: LTi 46ers - Brose Baskets 65-87
Oct. 27: Art.Dragons - s.Oliver Baskets 64-59
Oct. 28: EWE Baskets - NY Phantoms 60-59
Oct. 27: MBC - Walter Tigers 57-72
Oct. 28: Bayreuth - B.Muenchen 54-73

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: s.Oliver Baskets - B.Muenchen
Nov. 3: NY Phantoms - MBC
Nov. 3: Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm
Nov. 3: TBB Trier - ALBA
Nov. 4: Bremerhaven - Neckar L'burg
Nov. 4: Bayreuth - LTi 46ers
Nov. 4: Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers
Nov. 4: Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets
Nov. 4: Brose Baskets - Fraport SKY


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.20.2 
 2. Brooks, LTi 46ers18.7 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.3 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.3 
 5. Taylor, Neckar L.16.2 
 6. Thompson, ALBA16.0 
 7. Chubb, EWE Baskets15.2 
 8. Mitchell, NY Phant.14.8 
 9. Peacock, Fraport14.5 
 10. Ray, Ratiopharm14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm11.7 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.5 
 3. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.2 
 4. McGhee, Bayreuth7.3 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.7.3 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen7.0 
 7. Nash, Walter T.7.0 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.8 
 9. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.8 
 10. Troutman, B.Mue.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom6.2 
 2. Harris, LTi 46ers5.2 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.7 
 4. White, Phoenix4.4 
 5. Wood, ALBA4.0 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Schaffartzik, ALBA4.0 
 8. Bailey, Bayreuth3.8 
 9. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 10. Burrell, Bremerha.3.7 
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. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 5. Djedovic, ALBA1.8 
 6. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 7. Jones, Fraport SKY1.5 
 8. Halperin, B.Mue.1.5 
 9. White, Phoenix1.4 
 10. Elliott, Neckar L.1.3 
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. Zirbes, Brose B.1.6 
 5. Homan, B.Muenchen1.3 
 6. Chubb, EWE Baskets1.2 
 7. Nachbar, Brose B.1.2 
 8. Ford, Brose Baske.1.2 
 9. Ortner, LTi 46ers1.0 
 10. Fields, LTi 46ers1.0 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Duesseldorf 5-1 
 2. Karlsruhe 5-1 
 3. NBC 4-2 
 4. Goettingen 4-2 
 5. Cuxhaven 4-2 
 6. Heidelberg 3-2 
 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. 28: Duesseldorf - Heidelberg 97-82
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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 2: Chemnitz - Crailsheim
Nov. 2: Finke Baskets - Vechta
Nov. 2: Cuxhaven - ETB Wohnbau
Nov. 2: Kirchheim - Jena
Nov. 2: Goettingen - Duesseldorf
Nov. 2: Karlsruhe - Ehingen
Nov. 2: NBC - Leipzig
Nov. 2: Gotha - 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. Richardson, Karls.17.3 
 7. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.3 
 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. Baker, Gotha7.3 
 9. White, Heidelberg7.3 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena7.3 
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. White, Heidelberg2.8 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz2.8 
 4. Matthews, Ehingen2.7 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 6. Pratt, Cuxhaven2.2 
 7. Johnson, Duesseld.2.0 
 8. Aud, Finke Baskets2.0 
 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. White, Heidelberg1.5 
 4. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.5 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.3 
 7. Menck, Karlsruhe1.2 
 8. Lathan, Gotha1.2 
 9. Madrich, Vechta0.8 
 10. Lischka, Crailshe.0.8 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Oct. 28: Herten Lions - BSW Sixers 99-78
Oct. 27: Rist Wedel - MTV Wolfenbuettel 74-66
Oct. 28: SU Medien - Schwelm 71-80
Oct. 28: Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg 64-69
Oct. 27: Wulfen - Recklinghausen 109-101
Oct. 27: Dorsten - Hannover 106-95

South

Oct. 28: Weissenhorn - Dresden 94-75
Oct. 27: Leitershofen - Bayer Giants 85-83
Oct. 28: Dragons - Fraport SKY II 84-82
Oct. 28: TSV Troester - Hanau 82-97
Oct. 27: Konstanz - Noerdlingen 78-93
Oct. 27: Langen - Licher Baeren 75-62

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Nov. 3: Rist Wedel - Wulfen
Nov. 3: Recklinghausen - SU Medien
Nov. 3: Schwelm - Herten Lions
Nov. 3: BSW Sixers - Stahnsdorf
Nov. 3: Oldenburg - Dorsten
Nov. 3: Hannover - MTV Wolfenbuettel

Round 4

Nov. 1: Bayer Giants - Konstanz

South

Nov. 1: Dresden - Dragons
Nov. 3: Fraport SKY II - Langen
Nov. 3: Licher Baeren - Konstanz
Nov. 3: Hanau - Weissenhorn
Nov. 3: Noerdlingen - Leitershofen
Nov. 3: Bayer Giants - TSV Troester


Jibril Hodges Lands With The ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

A known face to the German basketball scene is back as PRO A club ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen have hauled in Jibril Hodges (188-G-84, college: Long Beach St.) who is the son of ex Chicago Bull Craig Hodges that won NBA titles with Michael Jordan in the early 90s. Hodges was invited for a try-out with Essen and quickly convinced the team of his basketball abilities. Hodges was born in 1984 and is a 188cm guard that played at Long Beach State (NCAA) and as a professional with Heidelberg and Duesseldorf in Germany and in Hungry last season. "Jibril showed in practice that he could be a strength for the team", stated ETB Wohnbau Baskets head manager Markus Horn. Last season, Hodges played for aszberenyi KSE (Hungary-A Division, starting five): 24 games: 16.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 78.8%

Hodges started his basketball career at Long Beach State in 2002 where he palyed until 2006. In his senior year he played 30 games: 14.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FG: 40.6%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 84.9%. He played a total of 114 NCAA games. In 2007-2008, he played for Butte Daredevils (CBA, starting five), left during the season, came back in Feb.'08: 34 games: 14.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 76.8%. In 2008-2009, he came to Germany to play for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 29 games: Score-3 (18.8ppg), 2.6rpg, 2.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 85.7%. In 2009-2010, he played a second season for USC Heidelberg playing 30 games: Score-4 (19.4ppg), 3.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 62.3%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 84.7%. In 2010-2011, he played for the Duesseldorf Giants (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five), only pre-season, in Oct.'10 moved to Atomeromu SE Paks (Hungary-A Division, starting five): 32 games: 14.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT-1 (96.9)



Danilo Barthel Proves White Men Can Dunk Dunking The Fraport Skyliners Past Bonn 78-53 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season, Ted Scott who hails from Jeff Gibbs country Columbus, Ohio was unleashing his deadly three pointer in small arenas in Portugal against teams like Fiscia, Alges or Ovarense, but this season, the American who adores sweet candy like Justin Bieber does Captain Crunch and is known as the candy man has joined forces with the Fraport Skyliners and quickly showed his special Ohio basketball talent as he netted 20 points in his debut in Trier. He had to wait 13 days until he could finally make his home debut in the Fraport arena. One could see it with his eyes in warm ups that he was as focused to help his team win and fascinate the home crowd with his swish shot as Seatle Sea Hawks Richard Sherman was to twittering hostility against the New England Patriots after their win, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan suing for 100 million about a sex tape or Felix Baumgartner was to breaking the speed of sound. Scott helped propel the Fraport Skyliners past the Telekom Baskets Bonn 78-53 and was very excited talking about his first game in the Fraport arena. It was crazy in the arena. The fans were very loud and I felt very comfortable playing my first game here. The arenas were a lot smaller in Portugal, but still a good atmosphere like here. I am a little sad that my shot, but I didnt worry too much about that, because the most important thing was that we won, stressed Ted Scott. Scott played 24 minutes netting seven points on 3/11 shooting and two rebounds, but his teammates are very happy to have him on the floor. Scott is a scorer and forced the opponents defense to play a different way. When he is on the floor, everything opens up, added Fraport Skyliner guard Johnathan Jones. In a blowout win like this, the Fraport Skyliners also learned it can win without getting a 20 point game from Scott. Tonight it was about finding guys at the right moment and getting them into scoring situations. We showed a team effort. Scott is a fearless shooter and even on a night like this, if he misses eight shots, then he will shot the ninth shot with the same amount of confidence. He always shoots with confidence, warned ex LTi Giessen 46er Zach Peacock.

The Fraport Skyliners came into their second home game with a 1-4 record sitting in the dark and lonely cellar of the Beko BBL standings in 18th place and wanted to finally celebrate their first home win. 4,780 fans wanted to see the game. After their collapse in the second quarter in Trier two weeks ago, the club had a complete turnaround in Bremerhaven playing a lot better, but not being able to close the door in crunch time losing on an 8-0 run by the Eisbaeren. The Fraport Skyliners returned to the Fraport Skyliners and controlled the game for 40 minutes and showed that they are nothing like an 18th place Beko BBL team. The team got all around good production and Skyliner head coach also gave the three young Germans Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91), Johannes Voigtman and Konstantin Klein added minutes as they combined for 50 minutes. We played a very good game with high intensity. We played with a lot of discipline on defense and kept up the intensity as well. It is always important to do this since we dont have the physical presence of other teams. Bonn is very good on transition and we did a good job not taking bad shots and letting them get out on transition. But Bonn also didnt have their best day against us, stressed Fraport Skyliners assistant coach Eric Detlev. The Telekom Baskets came into the game with a 2-2 record after losing their last game at home against 2008 cup winner Artland Dragons in which Beko BBL top assist man Jared Jordan was halted to three assists. The Fraport Skyliners must of watched extended video of the Artland game as they kept 2007 Los Angeles Clippers NBA draft pick Jared Jordan to two assists. After the loss, Jordan had a soft voice trying to explain what went wrong with his team. We got down early and couldnt match their momentum. I have to give Frankfurt credit. They played great defense and hit shots. We didnt come to compete. We didnt make shots and didnt show the fight. I played awful and didnt do my job. The team relies on me to get them going. I cant remember making only one assist in this league, stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn guard Jared Jordan.

It was the first game for the Fraport Skyliners without Kamil Novak, but he made the trip to Frankfurt and helped root on the team that he had worked for as sport director for the last ten years. Before the game, the young German guns were having their own chats as Danilo Barthel was getting updated from Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann about what is going on in Bonn, Johannes Voigtman was talking with Florian Koch and Eric Detlev who coached the Rhondorf Dragons before coming to the Fraport Skyliners was conversing with his ex players that he helped shape with Wohlfarth-Bottermann and Fabian Thuelig. Fraport Skyliners captain Marius Nolte and seven time Beko BBL allstar Chris Ensminger were talking possibly about their playing days in Paderborn. Fraport Skyliner mascot also had his wife on the sidelines again with Skygirl. The Fraport Skyliners got on the board first as Ted Scott unleashed his deadly jumper, but the Telekom Baskets Bonn werent intimidated by his piercing eyes and returned with a 5-0 run as Wolfarth-Bottermann hurt Frankfurt on the boards controlling an offense rebound and getting a put back and Patrick Ewing junior made a three pointer. The Fraport Skyliners tied the score at 5-5 with a high rainbow shot by Danilo Barthel, but got burned the next time down by Benas Veikalis that got an easy layup with no help defense around. With Bonn leading 7-5, the Fraport Skyliners exploded on a 10-0 run to lead 15-7. The run was started by Marius Nolte getting atypical lay up being set up nicely by Devin Gibson and Dion Dowell showed again that he can score in bunches as he did in Artland dropping two three pointers. Frankfurt kept up the consistent scoring in the last minutes as Scott nailed a difficult three pointer over Andrej Mangold and American Johnathan Jones hit a layup with a few seconds to play with his left hand. After one quarter, the Fraport Skyliners led 20-13. Bonn didnt shoot very well and Frankfurt shot well quickly getting a good lead. Frankfurt had problems on the sustaining the defensive rebound as Bonn had four offensive rebounds. All in all it was still an open game, said basketball expert Kamil Novak. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the field and 67% form outside while the Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 33% from the field and 17% form outside. Bonn had the nine to four rebound edge, but four turnovers and Frankfurt only two turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners didnt waste any time in the second quarter getting off on the right foot going on a 8-2 run to lead28-15. After a slow first quarter, Zach peacock hit his first two shots with a lay up and jumper from the wing while Dion Dowell danced Kyle Weems dizzy with his moves and finishing with Weems looking for his jock strap somewhere in the parking lot. Jones then fed Peacock with the perfect lob pass and two more points. Frankfurt continued to have a good rhythm while Bonn was far from any rhythm. Frankfurt had a perfect mix of inside out basketball and had sufficient on ball pressure. Bonn changed their game a bit bringing in German energy player David Mccray as he made the Bonn game faster and they went on a 9-5 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 33-24. Mccray started the run with a coast to coast run, Beko BBL rookie Kyle Weems hit an off balance jumper in the corner over Dowell and a pull up jumper. Benas Viekalas hit a contested three pointer. Bonn was also able to stay in the game on account of four missed free throws by the Fraport Skyliners. Frankfurt closed out the second quarter with a 9-2 run to lead comfortably 41-26. Peacock and Gibson scored inside as Bonn really had problems closing the lane and Scott hit a last second jumper before halftime. Frankfurt started very well, but the story were the many Bonn turnovers. Bonn had ten turnovers at halftime which is too much. Frankfurt did a good job with only four turnovers, stated basketball expert Steven Clauss. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 58% from the field and 50% from the three point line while the Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 38% from the field and 22% from the three point line. Bonn had the 16-11 rebound advantage. Frankfurt had four turnovers and Bonn ten turnovers.

If there was one game where the Fraport Skyliners learned from was the loss in Trier. Last weekend in Bremerhaven, the team came out strong from halftime and against Bonn, the team arrived on the court with even stronger intensity than the first half while Bonn remained static and flat. The Fraport Skyliners jumped out on a 8-2 run to lead 49-28. Just like to begin the second quarter, it was Zach Peacock again that had a hot start with a jumper and a pretty running hook shot. Devin Gibson connected on free throws and getting behind the zone defense with a lay up. 2008 NBA draft pick of the Sacremento Kings Patrick Ewing made a spectacular reverse lay up. With this quick start by the Fraport Skyliners, Bonn head coach Michael Koch made a sweeping change inserting five new players. It didnt help much as the Fraport Skyliners continued their potent play going on a 11-2 run to extend their lead to 61-30. After an off balance shot by Mccray, the Fraport Skyliners reacted with Klein free throws. He then made the hustle play of the game making a steal, but then losing the ball to Fabian Thuelig, but the German came back getting the ball back with a steal. Not only was Frankfurt shooting well, but also doing the little things on the court. Jones then made a jumper, three pointer and two free throws making seven points in a row. Dowell then hit a three pointer completly breaking the neck of Bonn as Frankfurt led 61-30. Ensminger then scored inside and then it was Dowell again hitting a three pointer as the Fraport Skyliners led 66-34. Muli Katzurin had the right words in the halftime. Frankfurt came out hungry and played even stronger. The Frankfurt defense continued to fight while Bonn fell apart and started to hang their heads, answered basketball expert Steven Clauss. We kept up the intensity and stopped them from getting out on the transition, added Dion Dowell. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 56% from the field and 50% from the parking lot while the Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 34% from the field and 17% from the parking lot. Bonn had the slight 21-20 rebound lead, but 16 turnovers while Frankfurt had seven turnovers.

The game was as good as decided going into the fourth quarter as the Telekom Baskets Bonn were able to play better winning the quarter 19-12. Muli Katzurin also rested some of his starters and gave extended minutes to his German PRO B players. Danilo Barthel started off the fourth quarter with a bang driving home a dunk that woke up even the last Bonn fan who might have fallen asleep waiting for that Patrick Ewing dunk to finally happen and the lack luster play of Bonn. Barthel split the zone defense dunking and giving Frankfurt the 68-34 lead. Danilo will get a surprise from us for that dunk. We need something like that each game, stressed ex Eisbaeren Bremerhaven American Zach Peacock. Barthel was laib back as always after the game, but his eyes lit up like a small boy meeting Lebron James when asked about the dunk. I should send Jacob Burtschi the video of the dunk. I didnt even see Ewing coming. It was a nice dunk giving team push. I put this dunk at the top of my list, stressed Danilo Barthel. The Telekom Baskets Bonn who didnt have much to cheer about in the first three quarters got going going on a 7-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 68-41. Robert Vaden who had been kept quiet scored inside, Jordan who couldnt rely on his pass had to shoot more making a three pointer and Veikalas founding Ewing back door for two quick points. Bonn continued to score going on a 8-4 run to cut Frankfurt lead to 72-49. Jordan scored on a reverse lay up getting a back door pass from Vaden and Weems connected on a three pointer again. Time was running down as in the last minute fans saw Jordan hit a fade away jumper, Quantez Robertson make a dunk that seemed unnoticed and Weems hit another jumper. The young Germans had played most of the fourth quarter and did a good job coming from the bench. The German came in and stepped up big. Johannes Voigtman did a good job against Chris Ensminger, added Zach Peacock. When the buzzer finally rang, one could see many happy faces on the Fraport Skyliners as the Telekom Baskets Bonn disappeared into the locker room. Frankfurt deserved to win this game. Bonn did win the last quarter showing that they didnt totally hang their heads. It is very difficult to tally come back in one quarter when you are down thirty points. Frankfurt dominated the game and one never had the feeling that Bonn would come back. Bonn has a lot of homework after this loss, stated basketball expert Steven Clauss.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Dion Dowell with 17 points. Zach Peacock chipped in with 14 points. Devin Gibson and Danilo Barthel added ten points combined. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were led by Kyle Weems with 13 points. The Fraport Skyliners did a great job keeping Jared Jordan to nine points and only two assists. We wanted to contain Jordan. We knew that when he penetrates, he likes to kick out the ball. We did a good job limiting him form getting into the paint by staying on him and keeping our hands up, stated Johnathan Jones. The Fraport Skyliners shot very well at 51% from the field and 41% from outside having a consistent rhythm on offense. Their defense gave Bonn fits letting them only get 53 points. Despite losing the rebound battle 30-26, the rebounding improved from the last games. We did a good job for the most part on the defensive rebound limiting them to one shot, stated Johnathan Jones. We worked on boxing out drills all week long. There were many long rebounds where our guards could have been more aware, added Zach Peacock. All in all, it was a huge win for the Fraport Skyliners as they will travel to Bamberg with a lot of self confidence. Our biggest strength today was keeping our turnovers down. We did a good job taking care of the ball, warned Johnathan Jones. The Brose Baskets Bamberg welcome the Fraport Skyliners November 5th.




BBL Round 6: EWE Baskets keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

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

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked EWE Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. EWE Baskets edged 12th ranked New Yorker Phantoms in Oldenburg 60-59. New Yorker Phantoms were trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 18-15 charge of EWE Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Robert Kulawick (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 16 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. EWE Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ratiopharm. New Yorker Phantoms at the other side keep the twelfth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. New Yorker Phantoms will play next round against Mitteldeutscher BC trying to get back on the winning streak. EWE Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Telekom Baskets in Bonn.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked BBC Bayreuth (4-2) against seventh ranked Bayern Muenchen (4-2) on Sunday night. Host BBC Bayreuth was crushed by Bayern Muenchen in Bayreuth 73-54. It was a good game for American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Lawrence Roberts contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for BBC Bayreuth. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Bayreuth and Art.Dragons. Bayern Muenchen will play against s Oliver Baskets (#12) in Wuerzburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play at home against LTi 46ers (#17) in Giessen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Frankfurt, where higher ranked Telekom Baskets (2-3) were outleveled in a road game by sixteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-4) 78-53 on Saturday. The game was dominated by American players. Dion Dowell scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Kyle Weems with 13 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. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Telekom Baskets dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with Walter Tigers. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will meet higher ranked Brose Baskets (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Telekom Baskets will play against the league's leader EWE Baskets (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game took place in Ludwigsburg, where higher ranked ALBA Berlin (2-2) lost to twelfth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-3) in a road game 84-93. The game was also dominated by American players. John Turek notched 19 points and 6 assists to lead the effort. EnBW Ludwigsburg moved-up to eighth place. ALBA Berlin at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg's next round opponent will be Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play against TBB Trier (#4).

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Brose Baskets crushed LTi 46ers in Bamberg 87-65. TBB Trier beat Bremerhaven at home 72-55. s.Oliver Baskets lost to Art.Dragons on the opponent's court 59-64. Bottom-ranked MBC unfortunately lost to Walter Tigers in a home game 57-72. Phoenix Hagen recorded a loss to Ratiopharm on the road 78-90.


LTi 46ers - Brose Baskets 65-87

There was no surprise in Giessen where 17th ranked LTi 46ers (1-5) were crushed by sixth ranked Brose Baskets (4-1) 87-65. LTi 46ers were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 43-19 second half run of Brose Baskets. They dominated on the defensive end, holding LTi 46ers to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) notched 23 points to lead the effort and the former international center Maik Zirbes (208-90) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Even 21 points and 7 rebounds by Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for LTi 46ers. American guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with TBB Trier. LTi 46ers lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with five games lost. Brose Baskets' next round opponent will be Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#14) in Frankfurt which should be another easy win for them. LTi 46ers will play on the road against BBC Bayreuth.
Top scorers:
Brose Baskets: B.Nachbar 23+3reb, M.Zirbes 16+5reb+1ast, T.Gipson 11+2ast, S.Ford 9+3reb+2ast, A.Gavel 8+4reb+6ast, C.Jacobsen 7+6reb+3ast
LTi 46ers: E.Ovcina 21+7reb, R.Brooks 14+6reb+3ast, J.Baxter 12+2reb, L.Prowell 8+4reb+3ast, D.Harris 4+2reb+7ast, J.Fields 2+1reb
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Bayreuth - B.Muenchen 54-73

Very important is a home loss of second ranked BBC Bayreuth (4-2) against seventh ranked Bayern Muenchen (4-2) on Sunday night. Host BBC Bayreuth was crushed by Bayern Muenchen in Bayreuth 73-54. The game without a history. Bayern Muenchen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory with 10 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lawrence Roberts (206-82, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and American-Jamaican point guard Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) added 8 points in the effort for BBC Bayreuth. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Bayreuth and Art.Dragons. Bayern Muenchen will play against s Oliver Baskets (#12) in Wuerzburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play at home against LTi 46ers (#17) in Giessen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 12+2reb, Y.Halperin 11+2reb+3ast, L.Roberts 10+7reb, J.Homan 10+6reb+2ast, C.Troutman 9+4reb, S.Hamann 8+4reb+3ast
Bayreuth: J.Trapani 16+7reb, B.Bailey 8+4reb+3ast, G.McGhee 7+6reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 7+3reb+1ast, N.Simon 6+2reb, N.Rohnert 6+1reb
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EWE Baskets - NY Phantoms 60-59

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked EWE Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. EWE Baskets edged 12th ranked New Yorker Phantoms in Oldenburg 60-59. New Yorker Phantoms were trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 18-15 charge of EWE Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Robert Kulawick (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 16 points and American guard Casey Mitchell (193-88, college: W.Virginia) added 12 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. EWE Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ratiopharm. New Yorker Phantoms at the other side keep the twelfth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. New Yorker Phantoms will play next round against Mitteldeutscher BC trying to get back on the winning streak. EWE Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Telekom Baskets in Bonn.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 20+14reb+2ast, R.Paulding 11+1reb+2ast, J.Jenkins 9+3reb+3ast, K.Wysocki 9+7reb, R.Burrell 7+1reb+1ast, D.Joyce 3+3reb+4ast
NY Phantoms: R.Kulawick 16+2reb, C.Mitchell 12+4reb, H.NaNa 11+3reb+1ast, T.McFadden 6+4reb+1ast, N.Schneiders 4+2reb, J.Davis 3+1reb+1ast
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TBB Trier - Bremerhaven 72-55

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked TBB Trier (4-1) defeated at home 14th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (2-4) 72-55. The game without a history. TBB Trier led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. American swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) notched 18 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) supported him with 13 points. Linhart is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 14 points by American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. TBB Trier have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Brose Baskets. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. TBB Trier's next round opponent will be ALBA Berlin (#9) at home where they are favorite. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: B.Harper 18+9reb+1ast, N.Linhart 13+3reb, J.Bucknor 10+1ast, A.Seiferth 8+5reb+1ast, M.Monninghoff 7+3reb, B.Doreth 5+1reb+3ast
Bremerhaven: A.Harris 14+3reb+3ast, S.Morrison 11+5reb, S.Burrell 7+4reb+1ast, J.Burtschi 6+5reb, P.Zwiener 5+1reb+1ast, S.Jackson 4+5reb+1ast
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Art.Dragons - s.Oliver Baskets 64-59

Very expected game in Quakenbrueck where 10th ranked s Oliver Baskets (2-4) were defeated by sixth ranked Artland Dragons (4-2) 64-59. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The game without a history. Artland Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international guard Johannes Strasser (190-82, agency: Court Side) notched 18 points to lead the effort and Serbian center Petar Popovic (211-79) supported him with 16 points. Even a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) did not help to save the game for s Oliver Baskets. His fellow American import power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. Artland Dragons have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Bayreuth and B.Muenchen. s Oliver Baskets lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. Artland Dragons' next round opponent will be league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm at home and it may be quite challenging game. s Oliver Baskets will play against Bayern Muenchen (#5).
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: J.Strasser 18+4reb+2ast, P.Popovic 16+3reb+1ast, B.Taylor 7+3reb, M.Haynes 5+3reb+2ast, A.Drevo 5+7reb+1ast, A.King 4+4reb+1ast
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 12+11reb+2ast, J.Boone 12+8reb+2ast, J.McKinney 11+2ast, B.Jacobson 11, A.King 5+3reb, L.McIntosh 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183856


MBC - Walter Tigers 57-72

Rather predictable result in Weissenfels where fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (2-3) beat bottom-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (1-5) 72-57. American guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and the other American import center Kenny Frease (213-89, college: Xavier) supported him with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Five Walter Tigers players scored in double figures. Even 10 points and 6 rebounds by Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) did not help to save the game for Mitteldeutscher BC. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) added 12 points. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Walter Tigers moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Telekom Baskets. Mitteldeutscher BC lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with five games lost. Walter Tigers' next round opponent will be Phoenix Hagen (#13) on the road. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: T.Nash 16+3reb+1ast, R.Redding 14+11reb+4ast, K.Frease 11+9reb, J.Young 11+6reb+3ast, V.Duggins 11+1reb+2ast, J.Lischka 4+2reb
MBC: H.Vilhjalmsson 12+1reb+1ast, C.Timberlake 12+3reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 10+6reb+1ast, S.Leutloff 5+5reb, M.Schwarz 4+1reb, P.Heyden 4+1reb
gschID: 183855


Ratiopharm - Phoenix Hagen 90-78

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-4) was defeated on the road by third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (5-1) 90-78. It looked good early as Phoenix Hagen took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then ratiopharm Ulm had a 28-19 second period charge getting the lead and Phoenix Hagen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-90. ratiopharm Ulm made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The game was also dominated by American players. Center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 14 points and 6 rebounds. ratiopharm Ulm's coach Thorsten Leibenath allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) did not help to save the game for Phoenix Hagen. Forward Dino Gregory (200-89, college: Maryland, agency: Two Points) added 12 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). ratiopharm Ulm have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with EWE Baskets. Phoenix Hagen lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with four games lost. ratiopharm Ulm's next round opponent will be Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck where they are favorite. Phoenix Hagen will play at home against Walter Tigers (#11) in Tuebingen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: D.Watts 14+6reb, J.Bryant 13+12reb+1ast, L.Jeter 11+1reb+1ast, K.Nankivil 9+6reb+1ast, S.Esterkamp 7+2reb, P.Guenther 7+1reb+2ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.Bell 14+5reb, D.Gregory 12+5reb+2ast, A.Hess 10+4reb+1ast, A.Lodwick 9+2reb, B.Kruel 8+6reb, O.Wendt 7+4reb+5ast
gschID: 183853


Fraport SKY - Telekom Baskets 78-53

We should mention about the upset which took place in Frankfurt, where higher ranked Telekom Baskets (2-3) were outleveled in a road game by sixteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-4) 78-53 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Telekom Baskets managed to win fourth quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Deutsche Bank Skyliners made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Dion Dowell (200-85, college: Houston) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) with 13 points and point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) scored 9 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. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Telekom Baskets dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with Walter Tigers. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will meet higher ranked Brose Baskets (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Telekom Baskets will play against the league's leader EWE Baskets (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: D.Dowell 17+2reb, Z.Peacock 14+2reb+3ast, D.Gibson 10+2reb+4ast, D.Barthel 10+4reb, J.Jones 9+2reb+2ast, T.Scott 7+2reb
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 13+3reb+1ast, J.Jordan 9+4reb+2ast, P.Ewing Jr. 7+6reb+1ast, D.McCray 6, B.Veikalas 5+3reb, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 183852


Neckar L'burg - ALBA 93-84

An interesting game took place in Ludwigsburg, where higher ranked ALBA Berlin (2-2) lost to twelfth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-3) in a road game 84-93. EnBW Ludwigsburg made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for EnBW Ludwigsburg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. The game was also dominated by American players. Power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) notched 19 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and power forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB, agency: Limelight Hoops) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Even 21 points and 7 assists by guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) did not help to save the game for ALBA Berlin. Forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) added 24 points. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. EnBW Ludwigsburg moved-up to eighth place. ALBA Berlin at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg's next round opponent will be Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play against TBB Trier (#4).
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: J.Turek 19+3reb+6ast, K.Taylor 19+1reb+5ast, I.Elliott 18+6reb+2ast, D.Weaver 9+6reb+2ast, M.Weber 8+9reb+2ast, W.Bernard 8+2reb+2ast
ALBA: D.Thompson 24+3reb+1ast, D.Wood 21+1reb+7ast, Z.Morley 13+8reb+3ast, Y.Idbihi 10+4reb, N.Djedovic 7+2reb+3ast, V.Avdalovic 4+1reb
gschID: 183854



ProB Round 5: SC Rist Wedel keeps a leadership position in their group - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked SC Rist Wedel as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group North. SC Rist Wedel defeated 8th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel at home 74-66. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of SC Rist Wedel, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Ismet Akpinar (190-95, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 17 points for the winners. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) answered with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Undefeated SC Rist Wedel (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Schwelm. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with four games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play next round against Hannover Tigers trying to get back on the winning streak. SC Rist Wedel will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked BSV Wulfen at home.
Important game to mention about took place in Rhoendorf. Leader Dragons Rhoendorf (5-0) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Fraport Skyliners II (3-2) 84-82 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Fraport Skyliners II. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Alejo Rodriguez chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. point guard Konstantin Klein (187-91) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Dragons Rhoendorf. They maintain first place in Group South with 5-0 record. Fraport Skyliners II at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Leitershofen and Langen. Dragons Rhoendorf will play against Dresden (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fraport Skyliners II will play against TV 1862 Langen (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked BSW Sixers (3-2) against fourth ranked Herten Lions (4-1) on Sunday night. Visiting BSW Sixers were crushed by Herten Lions in Herten 99-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BSW Sixers. Will Taylor nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Herten Lions' coach Dirk Altenbeck felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jeremie Simmons came up with 21 points for BSW Sixers in the defeat. Herten Lions moved-up to third place in Group North. Loser BSW Sixers dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Herten Lions will meet league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BSW Sixers will play against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked RSV Eintracht is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to tenth ranked Oldenburg (2-3) 69-64. The best player for the winners was Michael Taylor who scored 26 points. RSV Eintracht's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Oldenburg moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. RSV Eintracht lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Oldenburg's next round opponent will be Dorsten (#6) at home. RSV Eintracht will play against BSW Sixers (#4) in Sandersdorf and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked TSV Troester is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to second ranked Hanau (4-1) 97-82 on Sunday evening. Marco Voeller orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan let to play eleven players saving starting five for next games. Hanau maintains second place in Group South with 4-1 record behind leader Dragons, which they share with Weissenhorn. TSV Troester lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Hanau will face Weissenhorn Youngstars (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TSV Troester will play against Bayer Giants (#11) in Leverkusen and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 5:
In Group North Schwelm beat SU Medien on the road 80-71. Wulfen won against Recklinghausen on its own court 109-101. Hannover unfortunately lost to Dorsten in a road game 95-106.
In Group South Weissenhorn rolled over Dresden at home 94-75. Noerdlingen defeated Konstanz on the opponent's court 93-78. Leitershofen beat Bayer Giants in a home game 85-83. Licher Baeren lost to Langen on the road 62-75.
The most impressive performance of 5th round was 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals by Till-Joscha Joenke of Weissenhorn.


Group North
Herten Lions - BSW Sixers 99-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked BSW Sixers (3-2) against fourth ranked Herten Lions (4-1) on Sunday night. Visiting BSW Sixers were crushed by Herten Lions in Herten 99-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BSW Sixers. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-78. Herten Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to BSW Sixers' 36. Herten Lions forced 23 BSW Sixers turnovers. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) accounted for 13 points and 13 rebounds. Herten Lions' coach Dirk Altenbeck felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) came up with 21 points and swingman Tom Lipke (194-86, agency: Court Side) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for BSW Sixers in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Herten Lions moved-up to third place in Group North. Loser BSW Sixers dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Herten Lions will meet league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BSW Sixers will play against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Herten Lions: W.Taylor 23+10reb+1ast, Y.Opitz 17, A.Bowie 16+4ast, C.Hackenesch 13+13reb+2ast, T.Schonborn 11+2reb+3ast, B.Larrieu 9+2reb+3ast
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 21+3reb+3ast, S.Ahnsehl 16+4reb, T.Lipke 15+7reb+4ast, R.Schirmer 14+9reb, P.Muensinger 12+3reb, D.Stawowski 0+1reb
gschID: 185118


SU Medien - Schwelm 71-80

No shocking result in a game when leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (5-0) beat 5th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (2-3) in Braunschweig 80-71 on Sunday. Spot Up Medien Baskets trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 19-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-80 at the end of the game. Lars Wendt (190-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 8 rebounds. Center Andreas Kronhardt (204-89) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Dominique Johnson (193-92) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Joern Wessels (205-91) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Spot Up Medien Baskets. Spot Up Medien Baskets' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for SG Schwelmer Baskets. They keep a position of Group North leader, which they share with Rist Wedel. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth place with three games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face Herten Lions (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Recklinghausen.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: L.Wendt 27+8reb+3ast, A.Kronhardt 19+6reb, J.Coles 12+1reb+3ast, D.Fiorentino 8+5reb, A.Conerly 6+1ast, D.Hamilton 5+5reb+2ast
SU Medien: J.Wessels 16+8reb, D.Johnson 16+6reb+3ast, L.Gertz 10+4reb+5ast, B.Wenzel 9+4reb+1ast, O.Angerstein 8, C.Njoya Nken 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 185121


Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg 64-69

Bottom-ranked RSV Eintracht is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to tenth ranked Oldenburg (2-3) 69-64. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) who scored 26 points. Guard Jan Wimberg (202-96) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Yannick Evans (202-86) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Tobias Grauel (195-86) added 23 points respectively for the hosts. RSV Eintracht's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Oldenburg moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams. RSV Eintracht lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Oldenburg's next round opponent will be Dorsten (#6) at home. RSV Eintracht will play against BSW Sixers (#4) in Sandersdorf and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 26+2reb+3ast, J.Wimberg 11+6reb+6ast, C.Heinrich 10+5reb, P.Albrecht 7+3reb+1ast, K.Haenig 6+8reb, S.Kreutzer 3+4reb+1ast
Stahnsdorf: T.Grauel 23+1ast, M.Haucke 13+4reb+1ast, Y.Evans 12+16reb+4ast, D.Hasenkampf 5+5reb, E.Muller 4+2reb, T.Modersitzki 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 185120


Rist Wedel - MTV Wolfenbuettel 74-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked SC Rist Wedel as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group North. SC Rist Wedel defeated 8th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel at home 74-66. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of SC Rist Wedel, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Ismet Akpinar (190-95, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 17 points for the winners. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) answered with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and center Frank Theis (200-82) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Schwelm. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with four games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play next round against Hannover Tigers trying to get back on the winning streak. SC Rist Wedel will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked BSV Wulfen at home.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: I.Akpinar 17+1reb+2ast, M.Boadu 15+10reb+2ast, A.Johnston 12+2reb+3ast, D.Hopkins 11+4reb+1ast, P.Huber-Saffer 10+3reb+1ast, F.Boeke 7+9reb+1ast
MTV Wolfenbuettel: F.Theis 18+5reb+2ast, H.Knopke 15+8reb+6ast, M.Poeschel 13+6reb+2ast, D.Nawrocki 11+1reb+3ast, T.Clark 4+4reb+2ast, S.Schubert 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185123


Wulfen - Recklinghausen 109-101

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Recklinghausen (2-3) lost on the road to tenth ranked BSV Wulfen (2-3) 109-101 on Saturday. BSV Wulfen moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Recklinghausen. BSV Wulfen will face league's leader SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Recklinghausen will play against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#8) in Braunschweig.
gschID: 185122


Dorsten - Hannover 106-95

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Dorsten (2-3) won against at home higher ranked Hannover Tigers (2-3) 106-95 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-95. Dorsten outrebounded Hannover Tigers 40-22 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Dorsten looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American players dominated the game. Center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Dorsten's coach Torsten Schierenbeck allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) answered with 31 points and 8 rebounds and guard Maurice Williams (192-83, college: Los Medanos JC) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Hannover Tigers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dorsten moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hannover Tigers. Dorsten will face Oldenburg (#9) in the next round. Hannover Tigers will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#11).
Top scorers:
Dorsten: N.Pelaj 20+4ast, B.Poole 18+22reb+5ast, C.Jones 17+7reb+14ast, G.Hagner 14+4reb+2ast, J.Cadmus 14+3reb+1ast, G.Budde 10+2reb
Hannover: A.Cook 31+8reb+3ast, J.Mondo 23+1reb, M.Williams 18+6reb+7ast, J.Lodders 11+3reb+1ast, T.Welzel 10+2reb+4ast, F.Yanduka 2+2reb
gschID: 185119


Group South
Dragons - Fraport SKY II 84-82

Important game to mention about took place in Rhoendorf. Leader Dragons Rhoendorf (5-0) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th placed Fraport Skyliners II (3-2) 84-82 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Fraport Skyliners II. The hosts were ahead by 8 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 22-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Dragons Rhoendorf dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Fraport Skyliners II's 40. They outrebounded Fraport Skyliners II 41-23 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. point guard Konstantin Klein (187-91) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and American point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) scored 27 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Dragons Rhoendorf. They maintain first place in Group South with 5-0 record. Fraport Skyliners II at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Leitershofen and Langen. Dragons Rhoendorf will play against Dresden (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fraport Skyliners II will play against TV 1862 Langen (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dragons: G.Robinson 21+12reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 19+8reb+5ast, E.Tukiss 16+6reb+1ast, F.Koch 10+4reb+1ast, N.Larsen 6+4reb+8ast, V.Frankl-Maus 5+3reb+2ast
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 27+4reb+1ast, K.Klein 25+6reb+6ast, M.Merz 11+1reb, J.Voigtmann 10+10reb+3ast, S.Daks 5, D.Barthel 4
gschID: 186862


TSV Troester - Hanau 82-97

Bottom-ranked TSV Troester is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to second ranked Hanau (4-1) 97-82 on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Hanau. TSV Troester was better in third quarter 34-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. TSV Troester was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Marco Voeller (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American Lionel Sullivan (201-87, college: Northwood) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Hanau players scored in double figures. American guard Deandre Hall (198, college: Texas Southern) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds and guard Stefan Dinkel (183-89, college: Dawson CC) added 14 points in the effort for TSV Troester. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan let to play eleven players saving starting five for next games. Hanau maintains second place in Group South with 4-1 record behind leader Dragons, which they share with Weissenhorn. TSV Troester lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Hanau will face Weissenhorn Youngstars (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. TSV Troester will play against Bayer Giants (#11) in Leverkusen and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hanau: M.Voeller 24+5reb+4ast, L.Sullivan 14+7reb+3ast, R.Huelsewede 14+7reb+3ast, M.Schick 13+6reb+2ast, A.Sharda 12+5reb+3ast, S.Koehnert 10+2ast
TSV Troester: D.Hall 20+8reb+3ast, S.Dinkel 14+1reb+2ast, A.Engel 11+1reb+4ast, J.Thiemann 9+6reb, T.Korndoerfer 9+3reb+1ast, J.Dippold 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 186861


Weissenhorn - Dresden 94-75

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Dresden (2-3) was outscored on the road by third ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (4-1) 94-75 on Sunday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Weissenhorn Youngstars's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-16 extending their advantage to 19 points. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Weissenhorn Youngstars outrebounded Dresden 44-23 including a 18-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. International Daniel Theis (203-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. American center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) answered with 25 points and the other American import guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) added 15 points, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Dresden. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Weissenhorn Youngstars moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Hanau. Newly promoted Dresden keeps the seventh position with three games lost. Weissenhorn Youngstars will face league's second-placed Hanau on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dresden will play against the league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf (#1).
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: D.Theis 26+12reb+4ast, T.Joenke 19+13reb+5ast, K.Gausa 13+5reb+1ast, M.Hesson 10+7reb+1ast, M.Shtein 9+5reb+2ast, M.Heberlein 9+1reb
Dresden: J.Benson 25+4reb, A.Jones 15+1reb+1ast, J.Boucher 15+2reb+5ast, P.Rulke 6+5reb, A.Heide 6+4reb, D.Pollrich 2
gschID: 186860


Konstanz - Noerdlingen 78-93

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Noerdlingen (2-3) defeated on the road 9th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (1-3) 93-78 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Noerdlingen. ifm Baskets Konstanz was better in second period 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Noerdlingen forced 19 ifm Baskets Konstanz turnovers. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Fabian Brutting (189-88) contributed with 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Eduard Foth (196-88) answered with 12 points and 5 assists and forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for ifm Baskets Konstanz. Five Noerdlingen and four ifm Baskets Konstanz players scored in double figures. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach gave the chance to play for eleven players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Noerdlingen moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Dresden. Loser ifm Baskets Konstanz dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Noerdlingen will face higher ranked Leitershofen (#6) in Diedorf in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play on the road against Licher Baeren (#7).
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: B.Hogg 27+7reb+1ast, F.Brutting 22+4reb+5ast, K.Johnson 11+9reb, S.Schmoll 11+2reb, J.Eichler 11+3reb+2ast, F.Sefranek 9+1reb+3ast
Konstanz: F.Henningsen 14+1reb+5ast, R.Louisme 13+6reb, E.Foth 12+4reb+5ast, P.Leidig 11+2reb, M.Nikolic 10+3reb, L.Menck 8+3reb
gschID: 186859


Leitershofen - Bayer Giants 85-83

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Bayer Giants (0-4) were edged by eighth ranked Leitershofen (3-2) in Diedorf 85-83 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 32-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Leitershofen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Patrick Wischnewski (191-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hughey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) answered with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Bayer Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Leitershofen moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Fraport SKY II. Bayer Giants lost their fourth game in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Leitershofen will face Noerdlingen (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bayer Giants will play against TSV Troester in Breitenguessbach and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: P.Wischnewski 23+2reb+2ast, L.Hughey 18+6reb+3ast, W.Gibler 16+6reb+3ast, J.Genck 11+5reb+4ast, R.Froehlich 8+5reb+3ast, A.Chalusiak 7+5reb+1ast
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 31+5reb+8ast, J.Eggleston 16+8reb, M.Rass 11+6reb+1ast, G.Twiehoff 10+4reb, M.Kuczmann 6+3reb+4ast, O.Legankovas 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 186858


Langen - Licher Baeren 75-62

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked TV 1862 Langen and 6th ranked Licher Baeren had identical 2-2 record. This time TV 1862 Langen used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Lich 75-62 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by TV 1862 Langen. Licher Baeren was better in third quarter 21-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TV 1862 Langen made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. TV 1862 Langen had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Sebastian Barth (192-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) added 15 points in the effort for Licher Baeren. TV 1862 Langen (3-2) moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Leitershofen and Fraport SKY II. Licher Baeren lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face Fraport Skyliners II (#4) in Frankfurt in the next round. Licher Baeren will play at home against ifm Baskets Konstanz.
Top scorers:
Langen: S.Barth 19+5reb+2ast, T.Jahn 12+6reb+4ast, P.Reyes 11+4reb+3ast, J.Domdey 9+2reb, M.Woody 9+7reb+2ast, M.Schneider 6+7reb
Licher Baeren: J.Swanson 22+13reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+1ast, J.Hirschberg 8+2reb+1ast, M.Perl 6+4reb+2ast, V.Klassen 5+2reb+1ast, N.Valentic 5+3reb
gschID: 186857



ProA Round 6: Duesseldorf Baskets keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

After 6 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProA and who belongs to weaker ones.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Duesseldorf Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Duesseldorf Baskets defeated 6th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg at home 97-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MLP Academics Heidelberg. The game was mostly controlled by Duesseldorf Baskets. MLP Academics Heidelberg managed to win third quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Duesseldorf Baskets forced 23 MLP Academics Heidelberg turnovers and outrebounded them 31-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. Duesseldorf Baskets shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. 29 personal fouls committed by MLP Academics Heidelberg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Nico Adamczak (189-90) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Clint Sargent (193, college: S.Dakota St., agency: JEMsports) with 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Duesseldorf Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Karlsruhe. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the sixth place with two games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play next round against Oettinger Rockets Gotha trying to get back on the winning streak. Duesseldorf Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BG Goettingen on the road.
Very significant was BG Goettingen's (#7) just 1-point road victory against 6th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule 77-76. Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and Akeem Vargas supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 24 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) did not help to save the game for Ehingen/Urspringschule. BG Goettingen (4-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Cuxhaven and NBC. Ehingen/Urspringschule lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen will play against league's leader Duesseldorf Baskets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against the league's second-placed BG Karlsruhe (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Leipzig between BG Karlsruhe and USC Leipzig. Second ranked BG Karlsruhe (5-1) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked USC Leipzig (1-5). BG Karlsruhe managed to escape with a 1-point win 91-90 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Jeremy Black who scored 26 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nick Freer who recorded 21 points and 5 assists. BG Karlsruhe have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Duesseldorf. Newly promoted USC Leipzig stay at the bottom place with five games lost. They share the position with Jena. BG Karlsruhe will meet at home Ehingen/Urspringschule (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play against NBC (#3) in Nurnberg.
An interesting game took place in Essen where higher ranked Finke Baskets (3-3) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (2-4) 104-82. It was a good game for Logan Stutz who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Gotha and Crailsheim. Finke Baskets at the other side dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked Kirchheim Knights (3-3) were upseton its own court by fourteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (2-4) 92-85 on Saturday. Torvoris Baker scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Crailsheim. Loser Kirchheim Knights dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will face higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: NBC won against Crailsheim on the opponent's court 79-74. Vechta outscored Chemnitz in a home game 85-66. Cuxhaven managed to beat Jena on the road 87-79.


Duesseldorf - Heidelberg 97-82

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Duesseldorf Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Duesseldorf Baskets defeated 6th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg at home 97-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MLP Academics Heidelberg. The game was mostly controlled by Duesseldorf Baskets. MLP Academics Heidelberg managed to win third quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Duesseldorf Baskets forced 23 MLP Academics Heidelberg turnovers and outrebounded them 31-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. Duesseldorf Baskets shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. 29 personal fouls committed by MLP Academics Heidelberg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Nico Adamczak (189-90) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Duesseldorf Baskets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Clint Sargent (193, college: S.Dakota St., agency: JEMsports) with 21 points and his fellow American import forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Duesseldorf Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Karlsruhe. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the sixth place with two games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play next round against Oettinger Rockets Gotha trying to get back on the winning streak. Duesseldorf Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BG Goettingen on the road.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: C.Sargent 21+1reb+2ast, D.White 16+6reb, T.Rohde 9+4reb, J.Dixon 9+1reb+3ast, J.Heindel 8+4reb, K.Barth 8+1reb+6ast
Duesseldorf: N.Adamczak 21+9reb, G.Johnson 15+6reb+1ast, S.Greene 14+5reb+2ast, M.Petric 13+1reb+3ast, P.Flomo 9+4reb+1ast, K.Chones 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 184387


Crailsheim - NBC 74-79

Very expected game when 11th ranked Crailsheim Merlins (2-4) were defeated at home by fifth ranked NBC (4-2) 79-74 on Saturday. Crailsheim Merlins trailed by 16 points at halftime and as many as 23 after three quarters before a 28-10 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 74-79 at the end of the game. NBC had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Tyrone Brazelton (185-86, college: W.Kentucky) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Will Chavis (181-81, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Benjamin Lischka (200-89) with 16 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. NBC moved-up to third place, which they share with Cuxhaven and Goettingen. Loser Crailsheim Merlins dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. NBC will face bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crailsheim Merlins will play against BV Chemnitz 99 (#8).
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: J.Crow 18+3reb, B.Lischka 16+6reb+2ast, M.Rose 12+3reb, J.Moore 11+11reb, D.Coleman 7+2reb+3ast, A.Sivorotka 6+5reb+2ast
NBC: T.Brazelton 22+5reb+3ast, C.Adler 12+4reb+1ast, W.Chavis 12+6reb+6ast, R.De Michael 11+9reb+1ast, R.Thompson 7+6reb+1ast, C.Abercrombie 6+3reb
gschID: 184392


Vechta - Chemnitz 85-66

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked SC Rasta Vechta (2-3) smashed at home 10th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (3-3) 85-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SC Rasta Vechta. BV Chemnitz 99 was better in fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SC Rasta Vechta forced 23 BV Chemnitz 99 turnovers. BV Chemnitz 99 was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) scored 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. SC Rasta Vechta's coach Patrick Elzie used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St.) with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Congolese forward Blanchard Obiango (202-88) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). SC Rasta Vechta moved-up to eleventh place. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face higher ranked Finke Baskets (#10) in Paderborn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: B.Obiango 16+6reb, T.Ishizaki 15+1reb+1ast, J.Bynum 11+9reb+4ast, A.Jones 7+1reb, P.Stachula 6+3reb+3ast, R.Cardenas 5+5reb+1ast
Vechta: R.Williams 19+6reb+6ast, J.Doerksen 15+5reb, D.Madrich 10+2reb+3ast, C.Hassan 10+5reb+3ast, A.Rudowitz 9+7reb+1ast, B.Fumey 6+2reb
gschID: 184391


ETB Wohnbau - Finke Baskets 104-82

An interesting game took place in Essen where higher ranked Finke Baskets (3-3) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (2-4) 104-82. Finke Baskets were ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 64-33 second half run of ETB Wohnbau. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Finke Baskets' 36. ETB Wohnbau players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 assists for the winners. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Michael Jost (204-88) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds and American swingman Jason Adams (197-89, college: Missouri So.) added 22 points in the effort for Finke Baskets. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Gotha and Crailsheim. Finke Baskets at the other side dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Finke Baskets: J.Adams 22+1reb+1ast, M.Jost 19+6reb, D.McDaniel 10+4reb+1ast, V.Kittmann 9+3reb+1ast, G.Aud 8+2reb+5ast, S.Dennis 7+5reb+5ast
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 27+9reb+3ast, A.Cook 24+3reb+11ast, M.Buljevic 21+2reb+1ast, J.Henley 10+5reb+1ast, R.Christen 9+5reb+1ast, C.Bartels 4
gschID: 184390


Jena - Cuxhaven 79-87

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Science City Jena (1-5) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (4-2) 87-79 on Saturday. Science City Jena trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 24-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-87 at the end of the game. American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Jeremiah Kelly (182, college: De Paul) chipped in 24 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Tim Schwartz (199-87) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Lithuanian Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Science City Jena players scored in double figures. Cuxhaven BasCats have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with NBC and Goettingen. Science City Jena lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with five games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face ETB Wohnbau (#13) in Essen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Science City Jena will play on the road against Kirchheim Knights.
Top scorers:
Jena: T.Schwartz 14+11reb, A.Adomaitis 14+10reb, L.Jeka 12+4reb+4ast, K.Barker 12+6reb+3ast, G.Sim 10+1reb+1ast, S.Watts 9+4reb
Cuxhaven: J.Kelly 24+2reb+1ast, S.Thomas 21+6reb+2ast, M.Pluskota 14+9reb, E.Harris 7+4reb, M.Rockmann 6+1ast, M.Pratt 6+10reb+5ast
gschID: 184389


Kirchheim - Gotha 85-92

An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked Kirchheim Knights (3-3) were upseton its own court by fourteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (2-4) 92-85 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Kirchheim Knights were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) with 16 points and 9 assists and naturalized Serbian guard Radivoj Tomasevic (180-78) scored 19 points. Five Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Crailsheim. Loser Kirchheim Knights dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will face higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: R.Tomasevic 19+2reb+1ast, C.Brooks 16+1reb+9ast, C.Land 12+3reb, S.Adeberg 10+5reb+1ast, M.Smallwood 10+9reb, C.Alexander 10+3reb+2ast
Gotha: T.Baker 25+8reb, A.Smith 18+7reb+7ast, T.Lathan 12+3reb+3ast, L.Niebuhr 9+7reb+1ast, J.Lipke 9+1reb+2ast, A.Kuppe 8+3reb
gschID: 184388


Ehingen - Goettingen 76-77

Very significant was BG Goettingen's (#7) just 1-point road victory against 6th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule 77-76. Ehingen/Urspringschule was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 17-15 charge of BG Goettingen, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 24 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) did not help to save the game for Ehingen/Urspringschule. His fellow American import guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BG Goettingen (4-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Cuxhaven and NBC. Ehingen/Urspringschule lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen will play against league's leader Duesseldorf Baskets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against the league's second-placed BG Karlsruhe (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: A.Calvin 24+7reb+3ast, T.Unterluggauer 10+6reb+3ast, J.Anderson 10+1reb+2ast, K.Ogbe 10+4reb+3ast, V.Matthews 8+6reb+6ast, S.Marlon Theis 8+1reb
Goettingen: A.Vargas 17+6reb+2ast, N.Livas 16+6reb+6ast, B.Davis 11+10reb+3ast, P.Guede 10+5reb+3ast, M.Crowell 8+4reb+2ast, A.Hitchens 7+1reb
gschID: 184386


Leipzig - Karlsruhe 90-91

A very close game took place in Leipzig between BG Karlsruhe and USC Leipzig. Second ranked BG Karlsruhe (5-1) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked USC Leipzig (1-5). BG Karlsruhe managed to escape with a 1-point win 91-90 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 26-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. BG Karlsruhe dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to USC Leipzig's 38 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) who scored 26 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Nick Freer (198-85, college: Grand Valley St.) who recorded 21 points and 5 assists and naturalized Russian forward Nikita Khartchenkov (200-87) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BG Karlsruhe have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Duesseldorf. Newly promoted USC Leipzig stay at the bottom place with five games lost. They share the position with Jena. BG Karlsruhe will meet at home Ehingen/Urspringschule (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play against NBC (#3) in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: N.Khartchenkov 21+5reb+1ast, N.Freer 21+4reb+5ast, K.Schaffartzik 14+1reb+2ast, K.Kranz 11+2reb, C.Gadley 10+10reb+2ast, W.Simon 7+7reb+1ast
Karlsruhe: J.Black 26+7reb+1ast, R.Roessler 16+7reb+4ast, D.Richardson 15+9reb, M.Stockton 12+1reb+1ast, N.Menck 8+5reb+2ast, E.Vierneisel 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184385



Adam Chubb claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader EWE Baskets and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 31-year old power forward had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out NY Phantoms (#15, 2-4) 60-59. It allowed EWE Baskets to jump to the first place in the German BBL. EWE Baskets have a solid 5-1 record. It's Chubb's second year at EWE Baskets and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Pennsylvania graduate has very impressive stats this year. Chubb is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.2ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 1.2bpg and 61.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of ALBA. Thompson impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 3 rebounds. Bad luck as ALBA lost that game 84-93 to slightly higher-ranked Neckar L'burg (#8, 3-3). This loss caused ALBA to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Thompson is a newcomer at ALBA and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#6). He also registered 4.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Reggie Redding (196-G-88) of Walter Tigers (#11). Redding showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Walter Tigers, leading his team to a 72-57 easy win against the lower-ranked MBC (#18, 1-5). The chances of Walter Tigers ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Redding could help Walter Tigers to bring them higher in the standings. Redding has a great season in Germany. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.0apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 13 points and 12 rebounds
5. Dwayne Anderson (198-F-86) of s.Oliver Baskets - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. John Turek (206-F/C-83) of Neckar L'burg - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Brian Harper (206-F/G-85) of TBB Trier - 18 points and 9 rebounds
8. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85) of ALBA - 21 points and 7 assists
9. Ryan Brooks (193-G-88) of LTi 46ers - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Petar Popovic (211-C-79) of Art.Dragons - 16 points and 3 rebounds

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



German ProA round 6 best performance: Logan Stutz - by Eurobasket News

American forward Logan Stutz (205-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for ETB Wohnbau, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Finke Baskets (#10, 3-3) with 22-point margin 104-82. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. ETB Wohnbau maintains the 13th position in German ProA. ETB Wohnbau is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. Stutz turned to be ETB Wohnbau's top player in his first season with the team. Former Washburn University star has very solid stats this year. Stutz is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.8ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.0rpg) and averages impressive 70.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another ETB Wohnbau's star - 29-year old American Aaron Cook (186-G-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). Cook had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 11 assists. Of course together with Stutz he helped ETB Wohnbau with another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Finke Baskets (#10, 3-3) 104-82. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. ETB Wohnbau keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Cook is a newcomer at ETB Wohnbau and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Andre Calvin (196-F-85) of Ehingen (#9). Calvin scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Calvin's great performance Ehingen lost 76-77 to the higher-ranked Goettingen (#4, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ehingen needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Calvin has a very solid season. In 6 games in Germany he scored 15.7ppg. He also has 7.2rpg, 1.3bpg and FGP: 60.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Freer (198-G/F-85) of Leipzig - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Richard Williams (178-PG-87) of Vechta - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Torvoris Baker (203-F-83) of Gotha - 25 points and 8 rebounds
7. Nicholas Livas (198-G-87) of Goettingen - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Jeremy Black (203-F-85) of Karlsruhe - 26 points and 7 rebounds
9. DeWayne Richardson (202-C-77) of Karlsruhe - 15 points and 9 rebounds
10. Scott Thomas (200-F-89) of Cuxhaven - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Kolossos 3-0 
 2. Olympiacos 3-0 
 3. Panionios 3-0 
 4. KAOD 2-1 
 5. Peristeri GS 2-1 
 6. AGOR 1-1 
 7. Panathinaikos 1-1 
 8. PAOK 1-2 
 9. Aris 1-2 
 10. Panelefsiniakos 1-2 
 11. Ilysiakos 1-2 
 12. Ikaros 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 53-97
Oct. 29: Panathinaikos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Ikaros
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Kiritsis, Ikaros22.0 
 2. Petrovic-S., Apoll.21.0 
 3. Pappas, Panionios19.3 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos18.0 
 5. Grant, Apollon15.3 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK15.0 
 7. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.0 
 8. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.0 
 9. Diamantidis, Panat.15.0 
 10. Thorne, Perister.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD11.3 
 2. Symtsak, Ikaros10.3 
 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. Krstevski, Kavala6.3 
 10. Jones, Ilysiakos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Apollo.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. McCollum, Apollo.4.7 
 2. Duvnjak, AGOR4.5 
 3. Tsochlas, AGOR4.5 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.0 
 7. McGrath, PA.4.0 
 8. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 9. Petrovic-S., Apoll.3.7 
 10. Diamantidis, Pana.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 2. Pelekanos, Aris2.3 
 3. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR2.0 
 5. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 6. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon2.0 
 8. Scott, Ilysiakos1.7 
 9. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.7 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Petway, AGOR3.5 
 2. Coleman, Kavala2.3 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.7 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Pelekanos, Aris1.0 
 7. Kommatos, AGOR1.0 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios1.0 
 9. Latovic, AGOR1.0 
 10. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 


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
 Dionysios GIANNAKOPOULOS
  Lavrio
  (195-G/F-82)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Giannakopoul., Lav.25.3 
 2. Karaboulas, Nea K.25.3 
 3. Jovanovic, Irakleio22.5 
 4. Kaklamanos, Trikal.21.3 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos19.7 
 6. Gizogiannis, Arkad.19.3 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.18.7 
 8. Gikas, Filathlitik.17.0 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.16.7 
 10. Cubrilo, Arkadikos16.0 
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. Jovanovic, Irakleio8.0 
 7. Paschalis, Lavrio7.7 
 8. Vagenas, Doxa L.7.3 
 9. Papachristos, Trik.7.3 
 10. Pelkic, Irakleio7.3 
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. Saloustros, Filath.4.0 
 7. Petrakis, OFI4.0 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla4.0 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.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. Karydas, Koroivos2.3 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.0 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati2.0 
 8. Adetokoubo, Filath.2.0 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.2.0 
 10. Theodorakos, Niki2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.5 
 2. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.1.0 
 3. Vagenas, Doxa L.1.0 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.0 
 5. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 6. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 7. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 8. Panou, Arkadikos0.7 
 9. Bouris, Arkadikos0.7 
 10. Papachristos, Tri.0.7 


Div.B Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 3

North

Oct. 27: Anatolia - Iraklis 97-98
Oct. 27: Metamorfosi - Egaleo 84-83
Oct. 27: Periko/Arhelaos - Doxa Pefkon 83-87
Oct. 27: MENT - Ionikos N.F. 83-81
Oct. 27: Ionikos Ionias - Stratoni 71-67
Oct. 27: Marousi - Aias Evosmou 64-65

South

Oct. 27: Kronos AD - Halkidas 85-70
Oct. 27: Psyhiko - Aetos 73-68
Oct. 27: Doukas - Panerythraikos 71-64
Oct. 27: Esperos Patras - Amyntas Dafnis 70-65
Oct. 27: Holargos - Perama Ermis 68-59
Oct. 27: Enosi - Near East 67-62



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 28: Zwolle - Leeuwarden 92-69
Oct. 28: M.Magixx - Groningen 83-64
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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 1: Den Bosch - Den Helder K.
Nov. 3: Leiden - Weert
Nov. 3: Rotterdam - Zwolle
Nov. 3: Den Helder K. - Groningen
Nov. 3: Leeuwarden - M.Magixx


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. De Groene 5-0 
 2. Orca's Urk 5-0 
 3. Cangeroes 4-2 
 4. Binnenland 3-1 
 5. BC Apollo 2 3-2 
 6. De Hoppers 3-2 
 7. Leiden 2 2-3 
 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 0-3 
 14. MSV/Zeemacht 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: De Hoppers - MSV/Zeemacht 93-81
Oct. 28: BC Apollo 2 - Almonte 81-65
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. 28: Leiden 2 - De Groene 53-69
Oct. 27: UBALL - Rotterdam 2 53-59

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Rotterdam 2 - Almere P.
Nov. 3: Almonte - Orca''s Urk
Nov. 3: Punch - UBALL
Nov. 3: MSV/Zeemacht - Leiden 2
Nov. 3: Red Giants - De Hoppers
Nov. 3: Binnenland - Cangeroes
Nov. 3: De Groene - BC Apollo 2


Eredivisie Round 4: Undefeated Groningen loses their first game against M.Magixx - by Eurobasket News

Eredivisie Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Groningen (4-1) in Nijmegen on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by seventh ranked M.Magixx (3-2) 83-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Groningen. The game was mostly controlled by M.Magixx. Groningen managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Ghanian-American guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-88, college: N.Iowa) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 assists and the former international power forward Nick Oudendag (210-87) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) responded with 14 points. M.Magixx moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zwolle. Groningen at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Leiden. M.Magixx is looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#7) on the road in the next round. Groningen will play against Den Helder K. (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Groningen. Second ranked Groningen (4-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Leiden (4-1) 69-67 in the fight for the second place. The winners were led by American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) who scored that evening 13 points and 8 rebounds and Sergio de Randamie supported him with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Even 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Tony Gallo (180-89, college: Coppin St.) did not help to save the game for Leiden. Groningen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 4-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Den Bosch, which they share with defeated Leiden. Groningen will play against Den Helder K. (#6) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Weert (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Weert has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Amsterdam (0-5) 82-67 on Saturday. Antwan Carter fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Aaron Roye produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Amsterdam's coach Tyronne Marioneaux rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Weert (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Rotterdam. It was Amsterdam's fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Weert will meet higher ranked Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Amsterdam will have a break next round.
Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked M.Magixx (3-2) in Nijmegen 77-68. It was a very good performance for Andre Young who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 assists. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. M.Magixx at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Den Bosch's next round opponent will be Den Helder K. (#6) at home where they are favorite. M.Magixx will play against Leeuwarden.
Bottom-ranked Amsterdam (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fifth ranked Zwolle (3-2) 83-71 on Thursday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Darryl Webb who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds. Amsterdam's coach Tyronne Marioneaux tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zwolle have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with M.Magixx. Loser Amsterdam still closes the standings with five games lost. Zwolle will face Rotterdam (#8) on the road in the next round.

In the last two games of round 4 Leeuwarden was destroyed by Zwolle on the opponent's court 92-69. Rotterdam was outscored by Leiden in a home game 49-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 32 points and 6 rebounds by Zack Novak of Zwolle.


Zwolle - Leeuwarden 92-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Zwolle and one of their biggest challengers Leeuwarden had identical 2-2 record. This time Zwolle used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Leeuwarden 92-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Zwolle. Leeuwarden was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zwolle shot 63.6 percent from the field. They also forced 19 Leeuwarden turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson, agency: Priority Sports) who added 25 points during the contest. Four Zwolle players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Dominican point guard Tjoe de Paula (185-81, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points. Zwolle have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with M.Magixx. Loser Leeuwarden dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Zwolle will face Rotterdam (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against M.Magixx in Nijmegen.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Williams 18+8reb+2ast, T.de Paula 12+1reb+2ast, S.Poels 12+3reb, D.Michaels 9+1reb, S.Givens 8+2reb, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 7+3reb
Zwolle: Z.Novak 32+6reb+3ast, T.Smith 25+2reb+3ast, D.Webb 12+8reb, J.Magette 11+1reb+4ast, L.Williams 6+2ast, A.Bunnig 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 193611


M.Magixx - Groningen 83-64

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Groningen (4-1) in Nijmegen on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by seventh ranked M.Magixx (3-2) 83-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Groningen. The game was mostly controlled by M.Magixx. Groningen managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Ghanian-American guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-88, college: N.Iowa) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 assists and the former international power forward Nick Oudendag (210-87) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four M.Magixx players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) responded with 14 points and international Jessey Voorn (193-90, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. M.Magixx moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zwolle. Groningen at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Leiden. M.Magixx is looking forward to face Leeuwarden (#7) on the road in the next round. Groningen will play against Den Helder K. (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 14+4reb+3ast, J.Voorn 12+6reb+1ast, M.Miller 11+5reb+3ast, J.Boykin 8+6reb+3ast, S.de Randamie 5+2reb+3ast, T.Theeuwkens 4+3ast
M.Magixx: K.Ahelegbe 19+3reb+6ast, K.Martin 15+4reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 14+8reb+2ast, K.Spain 12+4reb+1ast, H.Bekkering 9+4reb+1ast, M.Aarts 8+5reb
gschID: 193610


Weert - Amsterdam 82-67

Weert has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Amsterdam (0-5) 82-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Weert. Amsterdam managed to win third quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Weert dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Amsterdam's 34. Weert forced 21 Amsterdam turnovers and outrebounded them 44-33 including 30 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Amsterdam's players. American center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international forward Sjors Besseling (198-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Five Weert players scored in double figures. The former international guard Aaron Roye (185-88) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Joel Brandt (195-92) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Amsterdam's coach Tyronne Marioneaux rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Weert (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Rotterdam. It was Amsterdam's fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Weert will meet higher ranked Leiden (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Amsterdam will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: A.Roye 18+5reb+5ast, J.Ormskerk 13+4reb, J.Brandt 10+6reb+2ast, P.Faydherbe 9+1reb+2ast, H.Van Stein 6+3reb, B.Weijs 5+7reb+2ast
Weert: R.Fletcher 21+3reb+4ast, A.Carter 19+16reb+5ast, K.van Kempen 12+7reb, B.Perine 12+4reb+7ast, S.Besseling 10+12reb+10ast, A.Eduardo 6+1reb
gschID: 193609


Rotterdam - Leiden 49-86

Very predictable result when third ranked Leiden (4-1) smashed on the road 8th ranked Rotterdam (1-4) 86-49 on Saturday. Leiden shot 24 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Rotterdam only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Rotterdam 46-30 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rotterdam was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Leiden players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) responded with 19 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Leiden moved-up to second place, which they share with Groningen. Rotterdam lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with four games lost. Leiden will face Weert (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rotterdam will play against Zwolle.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: A.Miles 19+4reb+6ast, C.Echols 13+7reb, D.Jones 5+3reb+1ast, D.Rigters 4+2reb, M.Otten 4+3reb, I.Filipan 2+2reb
Leiden: W.de Jong 19+11reb+2ast, M.Schachtner 15+6reb+2ast, R.Bekkering 13+8reb+4ast, A.Slagter 12+4reb+4ast, T.Gallo 11+4reb, P.Hilliman 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 193608


Groningen - Leiden 69-67

Important game to mention about took place in Groningen. Second ranked Groningen (4-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Leiden (4-1) 69-67 in the fight for the second place. Leiden was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Groningen made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Groningen outrebounded Leiden 41-27 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) who scored that evening 13 points and 8 rebounds and Surinamese forward Sergio de Randamie (201-84, college: Houston, agency: R.H.Consultancy) supported him with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Groningen players scored in double figures. Even 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Tony Gallo (180-89, college: Coppin St.) did not help to save the game for Leiden. Naturalized Moroccan forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 12 points for lost side. Groningen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 4-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Den Bosch, which they share with defeated Leiden. Groningen will play against Den Helder K. (#6) on the road in the next round. Leiden will play against Weert (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Leiden: T.Gallo 24+5reb+6ast, M.Kherrazi 12+4reb+1ast, A.Slagter 10+4reb+3ast, R.Bekkering 8+7reb+1ast, M.Schachtner 8+2reb+1ast, W.de Jong 4+2reb+2ast
Groningen: J.Voorn 15+3reb+3ast, J.Boykin 13+8reb+2ast, J.Dourisseau 12+7reb+1ast, S.de Randamie 10+11reb+1ast, M.Miller 8+5reb+2ast, T.Theeuwkens 5+1ast
gschID: 193606


Amsterdam - Zwolle 71-83 OT

Bottom-ranked Amsterdam (0-5) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to fifth ranked Zwolle (3-2) 83-71 on Thursday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime then Amsterdam managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Zwolle who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-2. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Amsterdam to just 6 points in second quarter. Zwolle forced 24 Amsterdam turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds and forward Arno Bunnig (197-85) who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Aaron Roye (185-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Jeremy Ormskerk (190-82, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points. Amsterdam's coach Tyronne Marioneaux tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zwolle have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with M.Magixx. Loser Amsterdam still closes the standings with five games lost. Zwolle will face Rotterdam (#8) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: A.Roye 20+13reb+1ast, J.Ormskerk 15+3reb+2ast, M.Pieper 13+4reb+1ast, J.Brandt 9+3reb+1ast, J.Markusse 6+5reb+1ast, H.Van Stein 6+4reb
Zwolle: D.Webb 24+17reb+1ast, A.Bunnig 20+8reb+2ast, K.Zondervan 9+4reb+1ast, J.Magette 9+2reb+3ast, Z.Novak 9+9reb+3ast, T.Smith 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 193607


M.Magixx - Den Bosch 68-77

Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked M.Magixx (3-2) in Nijmegen 77-68. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 28-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 assists. International forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) replied with 24 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Kelvin Martin (195-89, college: Charleston So.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for M.Magixx. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. M.Magixx at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Den Bosch's next round opponent will be Den Helder K. (#6) at home where they are favorite. M.Magixx will play against Leeuwarden.
Top scorers:
M.Magixx: K.Spain 24+9reb+2ast, K.Martin 12+8reb+2ast, K.Ahelegbe 12+1reb+6ast, R.Sihota 9+3reb, M.Aarts 6+3reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 5+1reb+3ast
Den Bosch: A.Young 21+2reb+7ast, S.Wessels 17+7reb+4ast, P.Van Paassen 15+9reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 9+2reb+1ast, D.Wright 6+4reb+2ast, M.Bauscher 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 193605



Dutch Internationals (Krabbendam and Robinson) Lose opening game in Cyprus Division 1 opening game - by Ermay Duran

Robert Krabbendam (213-C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Virginia Tech) and Gerald Robinson (202-PF-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tenn-Martin) playing for Pizza Express Apollon Limassol lost against Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia in their opening game at home with a 87 101 end result.

While Gerald Robinson played 15 minutes and scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, Robert Krabbendam on the other hand was on the floor for 19 minutes wherein he did not score but grabbed 2 rebounds.

Overall the first half of the game was better played. Both teams exchanging leads often. Towards the end of the third quarter due to reaching 5 team fouls by Pizza Express Apollon Limassol, Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia started to dominate the game and the second half was played out by Pizza Express Apollon Limassol trying to catch up with Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia ending in a 14 point difference.




Novak number one in Holland for round 4 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Zack Novak (193-G-90, agency: Priority Sports) had a great game in the last round for Zwolle, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Leeuwarden (#7, 2-3) with 23-point margin 92-69. Zwolle maintains the 5th position in Dutch Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Zwolle will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. In the team's last game Novak had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Zwolle's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Michigan star has very solid stats this year. Novak is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.4ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Antwan Carter (198-C, agency: Court Side) of Weert. Carter had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he lead Weert to another comfortable win 82-67 over Amsterdam (#10, 0-5) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Weert left the very bottom place moving slightly to 9th position. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Weert managed to get this year. Carter is a newcomer at Weert, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.4ppg (#3). He also registered 10.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Zwolle's star - American forward Darryl Webb (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports). Webb scored 24 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Zwolle, helping his team with a 83-71overtime win against Amsterdam (#10, 0-5). Zwolle needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Webb has a great season in Holland. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.2rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arno Bunnig (197-F-85) of Zwolle - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tony Gallo (180-G-89) of Leiden - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) of Leiden - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sjors Besseling (198-F-85) of Weert - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Kyle Spain (196-F-87) of M.Magixx - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tanner Smith (195-G-90) of Zwolle - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Aaron Roye (185-G-88) of Amsterdam - 20 points and 13 rebounds

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



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Szolnok celebrates the second win in Adriatic League - by Eurobasket News

Szolnok celebrates the second win in Adriatic League. The Hungarian team managed to edge KK Split from Croatia 75:67.
The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but managed to win the second period 22-12. The guests won the third quarter 25-21 as the board showed 55:52 after 30 minutes. Due to 20-15 in the last stanza the Hungarian squad won the second game.
Szolnok made 24-of-31 free shots during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by KK Split helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Marton Bader who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 12 rebounds. Sead Sehovic contributed with 15 points for the winners. Ivan Mimica replied with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Nikola Vujcic added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for KK Split.
Szolnok is looking forward to face Zvezda in Beograd in the next round. KK Split will play at home against Partizan in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



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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. B.Gais Neptune 2-3 
 5. UCD Marian 2-3 
 6. Killester 2-3 
 7. Ballon Inter 1-3 
 8. Moycullen 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Killester - B.Gais Neptune 63-90
Oct. 27: UCD Marian - UL Eagles 61-73
Oct. 29: UCC Demons - DCU Saints



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 28: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 88-92
Oct. 28: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa 80-62
Oct. 28: Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon 78-70
Oct. 28: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon 64-81
Oct. 29: Netanya - Hapoel J-M
Oct. 29: Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon

Round 1

Oct. 24: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 63-53


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.21.5 
 2. Simpson, Maccabi20.0 
 3. Uter, Maccabi20.0 
 4. Mitchell, Netanya20.0 
 5. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.7 
 6. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.0 
 7. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.19.0 
 8. Smith, Hapoel J-M18.5 
 9. Killingswort., Net.18.0 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jumaine JONES
  Bnei H.
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Jones, Bnei H.14.5 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.0 
 3. Washington, Netan.12.0 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi12.0 
 5. Uter, Maccabi11.0 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi10.3 
 7. Wright, Maccabi10.0 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.5 
 9. Smith, Hapoel J-M9.0 
 10. Holman, Hapoel Ei.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bar TIMOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (190-SG-92)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Timor, Hapoel T-A6.7 
 2. Berkowitz, Bnei H.6.5 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi6.5 
 4. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.3 
 5. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M5.5 
 6. Bradley, Netanya5.5 
 7. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.7 
 8. Hanochi, Maccabi4.5 
 9. Shulman, Netanya4.5 
 10. Hickman, Maccabi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A4.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.7 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.2.5 
 4. Hanochi, Maccabi2.5 
 5. Eliyahu, Maccabi2.5 
 6. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 7. Pullen, Hapoel J-M2.5 
 8. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.2.3 
 9. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 10. Hickman, Maccabi2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Uter, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.3 
 3. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.2.0 
 4. Dove, Elizur Ashke.1.5 
 5. Gabriel, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Pope, Bnei Hashar.1.5 
 7. Washington, Netan.1.5 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 9. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 
 10. Hakmon, Hapoel Ei.1.3 


Rishon embarrassed Maccabi Tel Aviv 81-64 at Nokia Arena - by David Pick

It was only three days ago that Maccabi Tel-Aviv demolished French champions ES Chalon 90-61 in the teams' third Euroleague game of the season.

Chalon's star forward Blake Schilb (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices), who averaged 33.5 minutes and 13.5 points per game in two Euroleague contests prior to playing Maccabi, was shutdown by Tel Aviv swingman Devin Smith, scoring just 2 points with zero field goals in 27 minutes.

However, in tonight's Israeli league clash against Maccabi Rishon LeZion and its former NBA draftees duo Julian Wright and Willie Warren, Smith was absent (due to Russian rule regulations) and his lack of hardwood presence was noticeable. Very noticeable.

Rishon barged into Nokia Arena embarrassing David Blatt's squad 81-64 (43-25), clinching a remarkable road victory. Its second of the 2012-13 season.

Worth mentioning that Tel Aviv returned to Israel from its Euroleague travels late Friday afternoon and held just one preparation practice for what revealed to be the team's first loss of the season.

Rishon lacked rookie point guard Lazeric Jones, who sprained his ankle Saturday night during practice but is expected bounce back in full throttle by next week.

Though they connected on just 3 of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc, Rishon came out victorious thanks to a remarkable effort from former Israeli Division II power-forward Adrian Uter, who crashed the boards en route to a jaw-dropping 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 block shots and 2 assists outburst.

Rishon's former NBA draft pick Julian Wright was also impressive with 22 points, 9 boards and 4 steals, along with notable fellow ex-NBAer Willie Warren, who contributed 14 points and 4 assists.

In addition, Rishon received valuable support from its Israeli personnel. Team captain Nitzan Hanochi's (Agency: Ronsport) game-high 6 dimes went along with his 9 points and 9 rebounds as youngster Or Solomon stepped up with 8 points and 2 boards.

Collectively, Rishon forced Tel Aviv to 21 turnovers (11 in the first half) and held them to 43 percent shooting from the field.

Upon Thursday's Euroleague match against Poland's Prokom Gdynia, Blatt and Maccabi look to continue the upside in Shawn James' (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) play (19 points and 6 rebounds in loss to Rishon) as of late.

Prokom's roster features a pair of former Israeli league ballers in ex-Maccabi Haifa/B.C. Habikaa's athletic defender Frank Robinson and Maccabi Rishon's former playmaker Jerel Blassingame, who leads the Euroleague in assists with 9.3 per night.

Though they play in a different country, Prokom's two foreigners are well aware of the hectic atmosphere at Nokia Arena and are expected to better prepare their teammates for Thursday's showdown in attempt to record back-to-back Euroleague conquests.

At the other end of the floor, with several days to arrange new game strategies, one can expect Maccabi will brush aside its early season slump and return to its high-quality basketball displays later this week.



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Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 28: Pesaro - Banco di Sard. 90-100
Oct. 28: Sidigas AV - SAIE3 BO 87-77
Oct. 28: Acea Virtus RM - JuveCaserta 86-57
Oct. 28: Sutor MGR - Vanoli CR 74-80
Oct. 28: EA7 Armani - Trenkwalder RE 66-78
Oct. 28: Enel Brindisi - Umana VE 63-82
Oct. 29: Cimberio VA - Cantu
Oct. 29: Angelico BI - Montepaschi


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR22.0 
 2. Ere, Cimberio VA21.5 
 3. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.6 
 4. Datome, Acea V.18.6 
 5. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.2 
 6. Richardson, Sidig.16.8 
 7. Banks, Cimberio VA16.5 
 8. Dunston, Cimberio.16.3 
 9. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 10. Thornton, Banco16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.2 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.8.5 
 3. Ebi, Sidigas AV8.4 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.4 
 5. Gigli, SAIE3 B.8.2 
 6. Kotti, Vanoli CR8.0 
 7. Johnson, Sidigas8.0 
 8. Easley, Banco d.7.6 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA7.3 
 10. Dragovic, Sidig.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.2 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.0 
 3. Hackett, Montepas.4.8 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.6 
 5. Taylor, Acea V.3.8 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.4 
 7. Diener, Banco d.3.4 
 8. Smith, Cantu3.3 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.3 
 10. Vitali, Vanoli CR3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marvis THORNTON
  Banco d.
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thornton, Banco d.3.0 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.3.0 
 3. Goss, Acea V.2.4 
 4. Hackett, Montepas.2.3 
 5. Polonara, Cimberio.2.3 
 6. Warren, Sidigas AV2.3 
 7. Johnson, Vanoli CR2.2 
 8. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 9. Richardson, Sidig.2.2 
 10. Burns, Sutor MGR2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simmons, Enel B.2.2 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.1.8 
 3. Johnson, Sidigas1.7 
 4. Lawal, Acea V.1.6 
 5. Tyus, Cantu1.5 
 6. Brooks, Cantu1.5 
 7. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.4 
 8. Ress, Montepaschi1.3 
 9. Polonara, Cimberio.1.0 
 10. Eze, Montepaschi1.0 


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 28: Lucca - San Severo 96-56
Oct. 28: Castelletto - Firenze 87-79
Oct. 27: Omegna - Latina Basket 80-73
Oct. 28: Casalpusterlengo - Ferrara 80-69
Oct. 28: Treviglio - Perugia 73-64
Oct. 28: Bari - Torino 68-80
Oct. 28: Agrigento - Chieti 65-56
Oct. 28: Mirandola - Matera 59-71
Oct. 28: Reggio Calabr. - Bologna 58-69


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Treviglio
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Ferrarese, Trevigl.18.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca18.5 
 3. Ruggiero, Bari18.5 
 4. Gueye, San Severo18.2 
 5. Pierini, Recanati17.6 
 6. Losi, Mirandola17.5 
 7. Casadei, Firenze17.4 
 8. Poltroneri, Perugia17.3 
 9. Iannilli, San Seve.16.5 
 10. Perego, Treviglio16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.13.7 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.2 
 3. Benfatto, Ferrara9.4 
 4. Bonessio, Bari8.8 
 5. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.7 
 6. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.5 
 7. Raminelli, Bologna8.3 
 8. Mancin, Mirandola8.2 
 9. Casadei, Firenze8.0 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.8 
 2. Marino, Casalp.5.6 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.7 
 4. Rajola, Chieti4.5 
 5. Piazza, Bologna4.3 
 6. Cantone, Matera4.0 
 7. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.4 
 8. Mossi, Agrigento3.2 
 9. Reati, Treviglio3.0 
 10. Spizzichini, Ferr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Riccardo TAVERNELLI
  Latina B.
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Tavernelli, Latina4.7 
 2. Piazza, Bologna4.3 
 3. Parente, Lucca4.2 
 4. Sanna, Firenze3.8 
 5. Bonamente, Perugia3.7 
 6. Barsanti, Lucca3.3 
 7. Capitanelli, Firen.3.3 
 8. Casadei, Firenze3.2 
 9. Caroldi, Firenze3.2 
 10. Ranuzzi, Castelle.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Matteo RAMINELLI
  Bologna
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Raminelli, Bologna1.8 
 2. Rossi, Chieti1.5 
 3. Capitanelli, Firen.1.5 
 4. Sanna, Firenze1.3 
 5. Scarponi, San S.1.2 
 6. Ranuzzi, Castellet.1.0 
 7. Gagliardo, Latina1.0 
 8. Pazzi, Castelletto1.0 
 9. Chiarello, Perugia1.0 
 10. Silimbani, Bologna0.8 


Nazionale A Round 6: Bari is defeated by Torino - by Eurobasket News

After 6 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Nazionale A and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most important game in the last round took place in Bari between second ranked Bari (4-2) and seventh ranked Torino (4-2) on Sunday night. Bari was defeated by Torino at home 80-68. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-68. Guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) with 23 points. Torino moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Bari. Torino is looking forward to face Mirandola (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Bari will have a break next round.
Nazionale A top team - Treviglio (5-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Perugia (1-5) 73-64. The former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) notched 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort and Simone Ferrarese supported him with 14 points and 5 assists. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Davide Poltroneri (195-85) did not help to save the game for Perugia. Undefeated Treviglio have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Perugia at the other side dropped to the sixteenth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Treviglio will play against Firenze (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Perugia will play against Castelletto (#11) to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game took place in Castelletto where higher ranked Firenze (3-2) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Castelletto (3-3) 87-79 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Francesco Ihedioha who scored 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Stefano Spizzichini who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Castelletto maintains eleventh position with 3-3 record. Loser Firenze dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo. Castelletto will meet Perugia (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Firenze will play against the league's leader Treviglio (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Seventh ranked Lucca (4-2) crushed at home 14th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (2-4) by 40 points 96-56, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Davide Parente who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 4 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. Lucca moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Mazzeo San Severo at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with four games lost. Lucca's next round opponent will be Naturhouse Ferrara (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Omegna (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Chieti lost to Agrigento on the opponent's court 56-65. Mirandola unfortunately lost to Matera in a home game 59-71. Ferrara recorded a loss to Casalpusterlengo on the road 69-80. Reggio Calabr. was defeated by Bologna on its own court 58-69. Latina Basket was beaten by Omegna in a road game 80-73.


Agrigento - Chieti 65-56

Very expected game when 13th ranked Chieti (2-4) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Agrigento (4-2) 65-56. The hosts were ahead by 14 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 22-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for forward Fabio Mian (196-92) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Riccardo Castelli (200-88) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Stefano Rajola (187-72) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Chieti. Agrigento moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Chieti at the other side dropped to the fourteenth position with four games lost. Agrigento's next round opponent will be Bologna (#5) in Ozzano Emilia. Chieti will play at home against Reggio Calabr. (#19) in Reggio Calabria.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: F.Mian 14+5reb+1ast, Q.De Laurentiis 11+4reb, R.Castelli 11+4reb+2ast, M.Giovanatto 8+4reb, A.Quarisa 5+4reb, G.Anello 4+4reb+2ast
Chieti: E.Rossi 17+10reb+1ast, A.Raschi 9+4reb+1ast, S.Rajola 8+6reb+3ast, L.Bolletta 8+1reb, F.Gialloreto 6+3reb+2ast, S.Gatti 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 191661


Bari - Torino 68-80

The most important game in the last round took place in Bari between second ranked Bari (4-2) and seventh ranked Torino (4-2) on Sunday night. Bari was defeated by Torino at home 80-68. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-68. Guard Claudio Tommasini (190-91) scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Torino players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) with 23 points and the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Torino moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Bari. Torino is looking forward to face Mirandola (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Bari will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Torino: C.Tommasini 22+3reb+2ast, L.Gergati 15+5reb+2ast, D.Sandri 13+4reb, J.Wojciechowski 11+4reb, F.Baldi Rossi 7+2reb+1ast, M.Evangelisti 7+1ast
Bari: A.Ruggiero 23+3reb+2ast, S.Bonfiglio 19+2reb+3ast, L.Bisconti 14+12reb+1ast, M.Cardillo 5+1reb, D.Bonessio 4+3reb+2ast, T.Laquintana 3+4reb
gschID: 191660


Mirandola - Matera 59-71

Very predictable result when third ranked Matera (5-1) defeated on the road 16th ranked Mirandola (1-5) 71-59. It looked good early as Mirandola took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Matera had a 19-10 second period charge getting the lead and Mirandola was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 59-71. It was a good game for point guard Carlo Cantone (187-85) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) contributed with 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Matera players scored in double figures. point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) replied with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international swingman Andrea Pilotti (196-80, agency: Players Group) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Mirandola. Matera have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Mirandola lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixteenth position with five games lost. Matera's next round opponent will be Recanati (#13) at home which should be an easy win for them. Mirandola will play against Torino.
Top scorers:
Matera: C.Cantone 16+5reb+5ast, M.Rezzano 15+6reb+1ast, M.Cozzoli 13+3reb+1ast, A.Vitale 13+4reb+1ast, A.Iannuzzi 9+12reb+1ast, C.Sebastian Vico 3+3reb+1ast
Mirandola: A.Pilotti 17+5reb+2ast, J.Losi 13+6reb+7ast, M.Venturelli 12+4reb+3ast, L.Pignatti 9+7reb+1ast, G.Sgobba 4+6reb+2ast, W.Mantovani 2+1reb
gschID: 191659


Casalpusterlengo - Ferrara 80-69

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (3-2) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Casalpusterlengo (3-2) 80-69. It looked good early as Naturhouse Ferrara took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Casalpusterlengo had a 17-14 second period charge getting the lead and Naturhouse Ferrara was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-80. Casalpusterlengo forced 20 Naturhouse Ferrara turnovers. It was a good game for guard Tommaso Marino (190-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 6 assists. Guard Roberto Prandin (188-86, agency: Two Points) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Casalpusterlengo's coach Cesare Riva allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and guard Gabriele Spizzichini (194-92) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Naturhouse Ferrara. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Casalpusterlengo have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ferrara and Firenze. Casalpusterlengo's next round opponent will be Latina Basket (#17) on the road and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Casalpusterlengo: T.Marino 19+3reb+6ast, R.Prandin 16+5reb+2ast, M.Venuto 15+3reb+4ast, F.Bellina 11+6reb, A.Chiumenti 8+5reb, G.Ricci 4+7reb
Ferrara: M.Ferri 17+2reb, M.Benfatto 16+8reb+2ast, A.Campiello 13+4reb, G.Spizzichini 12+6reb+4ast, S.Cortesi 9+4reb+2ast, G.Castelletta 2+5reb
gschID: 191657


Castelletto - Firenze 87-79

An interesting game took place in Castelletto where higher ranked Firenze (3-2) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Castelletto (3-3) 87-79 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. The best player for the winners was forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) who scored 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Stefano Rabaglietti (190-83, agency: Two Points) added 22 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Castelletto maintains eleventh position with 3-3 record. Loser Firenze dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with Ferrara and Casalpusterlengo. Castelletto will meet Perugia (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Firenze will play against the league's leader Treviglio (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Castelletto: F.Ihedioha 28+8reb+5ast, M.Pazzi 20+7reb+1ast, A.Ranuzzi 19+7reb+2ast, G.Sanguinetti 11+2reb+5ast, F.Bolzonella 7+9reb+2ast, A.Simoncelli 2+1reb+3ast
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 22+4reb, S.Spizzichini 20+10reb+3ast, D.Casadei 14+8reb+1ast, M.Caroldi 13+5reb+2ast, M.Magini 5+3reb, A.Braa 3
gschID: 191656


Reggio Calabr. - Bologna 58-69

Everything went according to plan in Reggio Calabria where eighth ranked Bologna (4-2) beat 18th ranked Reggio Calabr. (1-5) 69-58. It was a good game for point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Center Matteo Raminelli (203-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Bologna players scored in double figures. Guard Gionata Zampolli (189-85) replied with 16 points and Luca Fontecchio (202-91, agency: Players Group) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Reggio Calabr.Reggio Calabr.'s coach Domenico Bolignano rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bologna moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Reggio Calabr. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with five games lost. Bologna's next round opponent will be Agrigento (#7) at home. Reggio Calabr. will play against Chieti (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bologna: A.Piazza 15+5reb+1ast, R.Pederzini 12+5reb, V.Circosta 11+1reb+1ast, M.Raminelli 10+11reb, J.Silimbani 10+5reb, A.Poti 8+4reb
Reggio Calabr.: G.Zampolli 16+4reb+3ast, A.Fabi 15, M.Caprari 8+1reb+1ast, L.Fontecchio 8+10reb, M.Ammannato 7+8reb, G.Mariani 2+2reb
gschID: 191655


Treviglio - Perugia 73-64

Nazionale A top team - Treviglio (5-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Perugia (1-5) 73-64. It looked good early as Perugia took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Treviglio had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Perugia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-73. Treviglio forced 22 Perugia turnovers. The former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) notched 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort and point guard Simone Ferrarese (182-87) supported him with 14 points and 5 assists. Four Treviglio players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Davide Poltroneri (195-85) did not help to save the game for Perugia. Costantino Cutolo (198-89, agency: Players Group) added 16 points. Treviglio have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Perugia at the other side dropped to the sixteenth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Treviglio will play against Firenze (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Perugia will play against Castelletto (#11) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: G.Maspero 15+5reb, R.Perego 15+3reb+2ast, S.Ferrarese 14+2reb+5ast, D.Reati 12+8reb+4ast, N.Cazzolato 6+8reb+3ast, S.Tomasini 6+3reb
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 17+5reb+2ast, C.Cutolo 16+4reb, S.Bonamente 9+4reb, P.Chiarello 8+3reb+2ast, F.Ramenghi 6+2reb, J.David Rath 3+4reb
gschID: 191653


Lucca - San Severo 96-56

Seventh ranked Lucca (4-2) crushed at home 14th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (2-4) by 40 points 96-56, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Lucca led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Mazzeo San Severo's 30. 24 personal fouls committed by Mazzeo San Severo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for point guard Davide Parente (188-83) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-78) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Lucca players scored in double figures. Center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Manuel Del Brocco (203-83) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Mazzeo San Severo. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lucca moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Mazzeo San Severo at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with four games lost. Lucca's next round opponent will be Naturhouse Ferrara (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Omegna (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lucca: D.Parente 22+4reb+4ast, W.Santarossa 21+7reb+2ast, R.Casagrande 14+6reb, M.Negri 11+5reb, G.Sorrentino 9, R.Bottioni 7+3reb
San Severo: A.Iannilli 17+11reb+1ast, M.Del Brocco 10+8reb+1ast, I.Scarponi 10+3reb, R.Maggio 8+3reb, O.Gueye 7+3reb+1ast, G.Sirakov 4+1reb
gschID: 191654


Omegna - Latina Basket 80-73

There was no surprise when 17th ranked Latina Basket (1-5) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Omegna (2-3) 80-73. Latina Basket was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 43-29 second half run of Omegna. They outrebounded Latina Basket 33-13 including a 24-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for power forward Paolo Paci (200-90) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Stefano Masciadri (200-89) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Omegna's coach Giampaolo Di Lorenzo allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Serbian forward Marko Micevic (198-89) replied with 14 points and guard Tommaso Milani (190-88) added 14 points in the effort for Latina Basket. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Omegna moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Recanati. Latina Basket lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with five games lost. Omegna's next round opponent will be Mazzeo San Severo (#15) on the road. Latina Basket will play against Casalpusterlengo.
Top scorers:
Omegna: S.Masciadri 21+9reb+2ast, P.Paci 17+13reb+3ast, A.Saccaggi 12+1reb+2ast, M.Toure 11+3reb+6ast, R.Silvestrini 7, M.Farioli 5+2reb+2ast
Latina Basket: F.Gagliardo 16+1reb, T.Milani 14+3reb+3ast, M.Micevic 14+3reb+3ast, R.Tavernelli 12+1reb+2ast, A.Cecchetti 8+1ast, T.Plateo 5+2reb
gschID: 191652



Italian Nazionale A round 6 best performance: Francesco Ihedioha - by Eurobasket News

Forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Castelletto, receiving a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, eight rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Firenze (#8, 3-2) 87-79. Castelletto maintains the 11th position in Italian Nazionale A. Castelletto is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Ihedioha had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Castelletto's top player in his first season with the team. Francesco Ihedioha has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 8.7rpg) and averages impressive 2.2spg,55.3% FGP and 52.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-F-78) of Lucca. Santarossa had a very good evening with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Lucca to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked San Severo (#15, 2-4) 96-56. This victory allowed Lucca to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Santarossa is a newcomer at Lucca, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Paolo Paci (200-F/C-90) of Omegna (#12). Paci scored 17 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Omegna, leading his team to a 80-73 win against the lower-ranked Latina Basket (#17, 1-5). The chances of Omegna ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Paci could help Omegna to bring them higher in the standings. Paci has a very solid season. In 5 games in Italy he scored 5.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefano Spizzichini (202-F-90) of Firenze - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Andrea Iannilli (207-C-84) of San Severo - 17 points and 11 rebounds
6. Stefano Masciadri (200-F-89) of Omegna - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Emanuele Rossi (208-C-82) of Chieti - 17 points and 10 rebounds
8. Davide Parente (188-PG-83) of Lucca - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) of Bari - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) of Castelletto - 20 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Standings - JBL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 28: Toyota Alvark - Aishin SH 90-63
Oct. 28: Mitsubishi DD - Hokkaido L. 80-60
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. 28: Tochigi Brex - Hitachi SR 67-74
Oct. 27: Toyota Alvark - Aishin SH 66-83

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 2: Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT
Nov. 3: Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR
Nov. 3: Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT
Nov. 3: Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex
Nov. 3: Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD
Nov. 4: Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR
Nov. 4: Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex
Nov. 4: Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba20.2 
 2. Smith, Hitachi SR19.5 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.17.8 
 4. Watkins, Panasoni.17.1 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi16.2 
 6. Diouf, Toshiba BT16.0 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitac.15.0 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin SH14.6 
 9. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.4 
 10. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.11.9 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.6 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.3 
 4. Smith, Hitachi SR9.1 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota8.5 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba8.5 
 7. Diouf, Toshiba BT7.7 
 8. Rolle, Mitsubis.7.4 
 9. Young, Aishin SH7.3 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.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.4.0 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.6 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 6. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.8 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi2.7 
 8. Ito, Toyota Alvark2.6 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.5 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi1.8 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.4 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba1.3 
 6. Igarashi, Mitsubis.1.2 
 7. Tsuji, Toshiba BT1.2 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.1.1 
 9. Asayama, Aishin SH1.1 
 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 SH1.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.0 
 5. Rolle, Mitsubis.0.9 
 6. Young, Aishin SH0.9 
 7. Hale, Mitsubis.0.8 
 8. Fazekas, Toshiba0.8 
 9. Moss, Toshiba BT0.7 
 10. Smith, Hitachi SR0.6 


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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 3: Akita NH - Tokyo Cinq R.
Nov. 3: Toyama Grouses - Iwate Big Bulls
Nov. 3: Shinshu BW - Niigata Albirex
Nov. 3: Gunma - Yokohama BC
Nov. 3: Saitama Bron. - Chiba Jets
Nov. 3: Hamamatsu P. - Miyazaki SS
Nov. 3: Shiga L-Stars - Oita H.Devils
Nov. 3: Shimane SM - Kyoto Hannar.
Nov. 3: Fukuoka Rizing - Takamatsu FA


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Tokyo C.
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Jones, Tokyo C.20.8 
 2. Werner, Chiba Jets20.6 
 3. Galloway, Hamamats.19.7 
 4. Bell, Chiba Jets19.0 
 5. Sneed, Iwate B.18.3 
 6. Peppers, Fukuoka17.0 
 7. Murry, Niigata16.6 
 8. Green, Shinshu BW16.2 
 9. Marshall, Shins.15.8 
 10. Coble, Sendai 89e.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.0 
 2. Warren, Fukuoka12.4 
 3. Willard, Sendai 89.11.8 
 4. Werner, Chiba Jets11.0 
 5. Galloway, Hamamats.10.3 
 6. Blackledge, Iwate10.0 
 7. Fuqua, Hamamats.9.8 
 8. Green, Shinshu BW9.6 
 9. Brown, Toyama G.9.4 
 10. Jones, Tokyo C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.5.7 
 2. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.2 
 3. Shimura, Sendai5.0 
 4. Tomori, Gunma4.1 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.4.0 
 6. Joho, Toyama G.3.5 
 7. Saito, Shinshu BW3.4 
 8. Masato, Iwate B.3.3 
 9. Murry, Niigata3.2 
 10. Dixon, Iwate B.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tsukino MASATO
  Iwate B.
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Masato, Iwate B.2.9 
 2. Brown, Toyama G.2.4 
 3. Shimura, Sendai2.2 
 4. Morris, Shinshu BW2.0 
 5. Joho, Toyama G.1.8 
 6. Okada, Gunma1.7 
 7. Galloway, Hamamats.1.7 
 8. Angounou, Chiba J.1.6 
 9. Dixon, Iwate B.1.6 
 10. Arnold, Shiga L.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Blackledge, Iwate4.0 
 2. Orr, Saitama Bron.2.4 
 3. Carter, Tokyo C.2.0 
 4. Brown, Toyama G.2.0 
 5. Morris, Shinshu BW1.4 
 6. Marshall, Shins.1.4 
 7. Coleman, Sendai1.2 
 8. Green, Shinshu BW1.2 
 9. Okosa, Iwate B.1.0 
 10. Ashby, Fukuoka1.0 


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