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  AUSTRALIA   


10/7/2012 2:40:08 PMStandings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 6: Taipans - Crocodiles 84-72
Oct. 7: 36ers - Tigers 84-61
Oct. 5: Hawks - Kings 79-76
Oct. 5: Breakers - Wildcats 72-93

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Kings - Tigers
Oct. 12: Breakers - 36ers
Oct. 12: Taipans - Hawks
Oct. 14: Crocodiles - Wildcats


10/7/2012 2:46:45 PMStats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Stephen WEIGH
  36ers
  (198-F/G-87)
  Avg: 21
 1. Weigh, 36ers21.0 
 2. Johnson, 36ers21.0 
 3. Saville, Hawks21.0 
 4. Lazare, Kings21.0 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats20.0 
 6. Knight, Wildcats20.0 
 7. Tragardh, Taipans20.0 
 8. Jackson, Breakers19.0 
 9. Wilson, Taipans17.0 
 10. Scott, Tigers17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian CROSSWHITE
  Kings
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Crosswhite, Kings10.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles10.0 
 3. Knight, Wildcats9.0 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers9.0 
 5. Allen, Crocodiles9.0 
 6. Johnson, 36ers9.0 
 7. Burston, Tigers8.0 
 8. Lazare, Kings7.0 
 9. Martin, Wildcats7.0 
 10. Gibson, 36ers7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  36ers
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Gibson, 36ers7.0 
 2. Jackson, Breakers6.0 
 3. Loughton, Taipans6.0 
 4. Braswell, Tigers6.0 
 5. Henry, Kings6.0 
 6. Vukona, Breakers5.0 
 7. Redhage, Wildcats4.0 
 8. Martin, Wildcats4.0 
 9. Crawford, Croco.4.0 
 10. Schenscher, 36ers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  Breakers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Boucher, Breakers5.0 
 2. Schenscher, 36ers4.0 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats4.0 
 4. Braswell, Tigers4.0 
 5. Hire, Wildcats3.0 
 6. Greer, Tigers2.0 
 7. Madgen, Kings2.0 
 8. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 9. Davidson, Hawks2.0 
 10. Rush, Tigers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke SCHENSCHER
  36ers
  (216-C-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Schenscher, 36ers4.0 
 2. Tragardh, Taipans3.0 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Pledger, Breakers2.0 
 5. Boucher, Breakers2.0 
 6. Hinder, Crocodiles2.0 
 7. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 8. Holmes, Crocodiles1.0 
 9. Loughton, Taipans1.0 
 10. Crosswhite, Kings1.0 


10/7/2012 2:41:45 PMNBL: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just started.

Taipans - Crocodiles 84-72
The game was mostly controlled by Cairns Taipans. Townsville Crocodiles was better in fourth quarter 23-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cairns Taipans brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) (209-83, college: ORU) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points. At the losing side the former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Tragardh 20+5reb, J.Wilson 17+4reb+3ast, B.Hill 12+4reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 9+4reb+2ast, A.Loughton 8+7reb+6ast, C.Steindl 8+4reb
Crocodiles: B.Allen 15+9reb+1ast, J.Holmes 14+10reb+2ast, R.Hinder 11+6reb+1ast, M.Norton 10+3reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 10+1reb, P.Crawford 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 182620


36ers - Tigers 84-61
The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-61. Adelaide 36ers dominated on the defensive end, holding Melbourne Tigers to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Adelaide 36ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. International swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach Marty Clarke felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Kevin Braswell (188-79, college: Georgetown, agency: Priority Sports) added 11 points, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Melbourne Tigers.
Top scorers:
36ers: S.Weigh 21+4reb+3ast, D.Johnson 21+9reb+3ast, A.Petrie 13+2reb+1ast, A.Gibson 12+7reb+7ast, M.Creek 8+6reb+1ast, J.Cadee 5+3reb+2ast
Tigers: S.Scott 17+6reb+2ast, K.Braswell 11+4reb+6ast, L.Walker 11+5reb+1ast, C.Goulding 8+3reb+3ast, M.Burston 8+8reb, L.Rush 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182621


Breakers - Wildcats 72-93
The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. New Zealand Breakers managed to win third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perth Wildcats made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 New Zealand Breakers turnovers and outrebounded them 36-24 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Perth Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) nailed 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) accounted for 20 points. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) came up with 19 points and 6 assists and Fijian-New Zealand forward Mika Vukona (198-82) added 4 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for New Zealand Breakers in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: M.Knight 20+9reb+2ast, K.Lisch 20+3reb+3ast, S.Redhage 16+3reb+4ast, J.Wagstaff 14+4reb+1ast, D.Martin 9+7reb+4ast, E.Bartlett 5+2ast
Breakers: C.Jackson 19+2reb+6ast, D.Corletto 10+2reb, T.Abercrombie 9+4reb, W.Hudson 9+3reb, A.Pledger 8, C.Bruton 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 182618


Hawks - Kings 79-76
Kings were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 21-12 third quarter run of Wollongong Hawks. Strangely Kings outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 37-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. The former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) fired 21 points for the winners. Power forward Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Kings' coach Shane Heal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Hawks: G.Saville 21+3reb+3ast, O.Forman 13+4reb+3ast, A.Deleon 12+1reb+3ast, L.Hurdle 10+1reb, L.Davidson 10+7reb+3ast, D.Gruber 6+5reb+2ast
Kings: D.Lazare 21+7reb+1ast, C.Henry 15+4reb+6ast, B.Madgen 11+5reb, I.Crosswhite 8+10reb, J.Harvey 8+3reb+2ast, T.Garlepp 6+3reb



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10/7/2012 5:05:57 AMQatar clinch GCC Championship title - by Eurobasket News

Bahrain - Qatar 64:74

Qatar defended their Gulf Cup title. They overcame Bahrain to celebrate the fifth straight title in Manama. Boney Watson (183-PG-78, college: Sam Houston St.) came up with 20 points to lead the visitors.
Qatar earned a 20:15 lead after ten minutes of action. They maintained it throughout the second frame. Qatar secured a 38:31 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin in the third term. The visitors entered the fourth frame up by 9 points. Bahrain failed to turn things around in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Erfan Ali (198-PF-83) notched 16 points, while Yasseen Ismail (204-F/C-80) had 12 points for Qatar. Mohammed Hassan (194-F/G-80) answered with 18 points for Bahrain. Bader Abdulla Malabes (87) and Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.) netted 15 and 13 points respectively in defeat.

Bahrain: Mohammed Hassan 18, Bader Abdulla Malabes 15, Chester Giles 13
Qatar: Boney Watson 20, Erfan Ali 16, Yasseen Ismail 12



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

10/7/2012 12:47:11 PMStats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksey ADEDIRAN
  Valga
  (204-C-82)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Adediran, Valga22.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev20.0 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 4. Fredrick, Barsy A.18.5 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons18.5 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 7. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.17.5 
 8. Matyukevych, Bars.15.5 
 9. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.0 
 10. Metra, Barons k.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 13
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.13.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.5 
 3. Adediran, Valga11.5 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.10.0 
 5. Rozitis, Barons k.8.0 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis8.0 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.8.0 
 8. Vene, Rudupis7.3 
 9. Dimsa, Tartu Uliko.6.5 
 10. Pastusena, Liepa.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja6.5 
 2. Oja, Valga6.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 4. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 5. Fredrick, Barsy A.4.5 
 6. Janavicius, Rudupis4.3 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.7 
 8. Kriisa, Tartu Ulik.3.5 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis3.3 
 10. Roos, Tln Kalev3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  Tartu Ulikool
  (189-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.3.5 
 2. Chamberlain, Jelga.3.5 
 3. Mizis, Jelgava3.5 
 4. Jakovics, Liepaja3.0 
 5. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.5 
 6. Petersonig, Valga2.5 
 7. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 8. Metra, Barons k.2.0 
 9. Jarvelainen, Valga2.0 
 10. Vene, Rudupis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.5 
 2. Bricis, Liepaja1.5 
 3. Matyukevych, Bars.1.5 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.5 
 5. Korshunov, Barsy A.1.0 
 6. Zelionis, Barsy A.1.0 
 7. Evstigneev, Barsy1.0 
 8. Pastusena, Liepaja1.0 
 9. Nelyubov, Tartu U.1.0 
 10. Kumpys, Naglis P.0.5 


10/7/2012 12:36:21 PM Round 3: Sakalai loses their first game against Barons kvartals - by Eurobasket News

After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Baltic League and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and extra overtimes.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Lithuanian Sakalai (0-1) in Riga on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Latvian Barons kvartals (2-0) in overtime 86-76. Sakalai was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 6-16s. They outrebounded Sakalai 48-37 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Sakalai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) helped adding 17 points. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Barons kvartals keep a position of league leader, which they share with Tartu Ulikool. Sakalai at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Barons kvartals is looking forward to face league's leader Rudupis in Prienai in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sakalai will play on the road against Nevezis in Kedainiai and hopes to get finally their first victory.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 12 rebounds by Ike Okoye of Tln Kalev.


Barons kvartals - Sakalai 86-76 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Lithuanian Sakalai (0-1) in Riga on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Latvian Barons kvartals (2-0) in overtime 86-76. Sakalai was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 6-16s. They outrebounded Sakalai 48-37 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Sakalai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) helped adding 17 points. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Justas Sinica (203-85) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Barons kvartals keep a position of league leader, which they share with Tartu Ulikool. Sakalai at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Barons kvartals is looking forward to face league's leader Rudupis in Prienai in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sakalai will play on the road against Nevezis in Kedainiai and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: J.Sinica 17+5reb+1ast, P.Balocka 17+6reb, A.Kiausas 12+11reb+1ast, I.Ramasauskas 11+6reb+1ast, R.Matulis 5+2reb, Z.Sestokas 5+1reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 28+8reb+2ast, I.Bergmanis 17+4reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 11+10reb, S.Metra 11+7reb, N.Miezis 9+7reb+1ast, A.Epners 4+4reb
gschID: 198099


Naglis Palangos - Barsy Atyrau 82-75

Everything could happen in Palanga at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Lithuanian Naglis Palangos and bottom-ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau had identical 0-1 record. This time Naglis Palangos used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Atyrau 82-75 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-75. Naglis Palangos forced 21 Barsy Atyrau turnovers. Strangely Barsy Atyrau outrebounded Naglis Palangos 41-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-82, college: Trinity Valley JC) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-80) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Zambalist Fredrick (183-86, college: S.Carolina) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Five Naglis Palangos and four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naglis Palangos (1-1) left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with Jelgava and Liepaja. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau still closes the standings with two games lost. Naglis Palangos will have a break next round. Barsy Atyrau will play on the road against Rapla (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barsy Atyrau: V.Matyukevych 17+15reb+1ast, Z.Fredrick 17+6reb+3ast, D.Dyatlovsky 17+4reb, E.Zelionis 13+5reb+1ast, M.Evstigneev 4+7reb+1ast, D.Antonets 3+1reb+1ast
Naglis Palangos: P.Brown 17+6reb+4ast, E.Lengvinas 16+2ast, M.Kasiulevicius 16+7reb+2ast, M.Relphorde 12+2reb+2ast, M.Mockevicius 11+5reb, M.Kumpys 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 198100


Tln Kalev - Rudupis 73-82

Very predictable result in Tallinn where leader Lithuanian Rudupis (3-0) defeated Estonian Tln Kalev (0-2) 82-73 on Saturday. Tln Kalev trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 28-18 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 73-82 at the end of the game. Rudupis forced 19 Tln Kalev turnovers. It was a great evening for Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) helped adding 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) scored 13 points and 7 assists. Four Rudupis and five Tln Kalev players scored in double figures. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rudupis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser Tln Kalev still closes the standings with two games lost. Rudupis will face league's second-placed Barons kvartals in Riga in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 22+12reb+2ast, M.Campbell 13+4reb+7ast, J.Vahter 12+5reb+1ast, R.Roos 10+2reb+4ast, E.Luts 10+6reb+2ast, H.Aimre 4+2reb
Rudupis: A.Milaknis 16+5reb+4ast, S.Vene 16+6reb+4ast, G.Orelikas 14+4reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 13+1reb+1ast, G.Kadziulis 8+3reb+2ast, D.Seskus 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 198096


Liepaja - Tartu Ulikool 60-83

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both leader Estonian Tartu Ulikool and leader Latvian Liepaja had identical 1-0 record. But Liepaja was not able to use a home court advantage and was rolled over by the opponent from Tartu 83-60 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 23 points. Tartu Ulikool dominated on the defensive end, holding Liepaja to just 6 points in second quarter. It was a great shooting night for Tartu Ulikool especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. It was a great evening for American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. Guard Silver Leppik (189-83) helped adding 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was forward Renars Magone (201-92) with 12 points and Lithuanian point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (187-87) scored 7 points and 7 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. Tartu Ulikool (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Barons kvartals. Loser Liepaja dropped to the second place with one game lost. Tartu Ulikool will face Valga (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Liepaja will play against Lietkabelis (#4) in Panevezys and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: K.Miglinieks 12+3reb, R.Magone 12+4reb+1ast, P.Pastusena 10+5reb, E.Ezerskis 7+2reb+7ast, A.Helmanis 5+1reb, R.Krumins 5+1ast
Tartu Ulikool: J.Ingram 18+3reb+2ast, S.Leppik 15+1reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 9+6reb+2ast, T.Eichfuss 8+3reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 8+3reb+1ast, K.Saage 6+3reb
gschID: 198097


10/7/2012 12:34:55 PMStandings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Siauliai 1-0 
 2. TTU 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Naglis Palangos 1-1 
 5. Rapla 0-1 
 6. Barsy Atyrau 0-2 
Group B
 1. Tartu Ulikool 2-0 
 2. Jelgava 1-1 
 3. Liepaja 1-1 
 4. Juventus 0-0 
 5. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 6. Valga 0-2 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 3-0 
 2. Barons kvartals 2-0 
 3. Nevezis 0-1 
 4. Sakalai 0-1 
 5. Tarvas 0-1 
 6. Tln Kalev 0-2 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-0 
 2. Valmiera 1-0 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 4. LSU-Baltai 0-1 
 5. Parnu 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: Barons kvartals - Sakalai 86-76 OT
Oct. 7: Naglis Palangos - Barsy Atyrau 82-75
Oct. 6: Tln Kalev - Rudupis 73-82
Oct. 6: Liepaja - Tartu Ulikool 60-83

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 15: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau
Oct. 16: Rudupis - Barons kvartals
Oct. 16: LSU-Baltai - Valmiera
Oct. 16: Juventus - Jelgava
Oct. 16: Ventspils - Siauliai
Oct. 16: Valga - Tartu Ulikool
Oct. 16: Nevezis - Sakalai
Oct. 16: Liepaja - Lietkabelis
Oct. 17: TTU - Barsy Atyrau
Oct. 12: Juventus - Lietkabelis



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  BELGIUM   


10/7/2012 1:43:28 AMInterview with Chris Kugener - by Ozell Wells

EUROBASKET HAD THE PLEASURE OF SITTING WITH VETERAN BELGIAN SPORTS JOURNALIST CHRIS KUGENER. COWERING BASKETBALL IN BELGIUM IN ALL ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONS; AND SEEING FIRST HAND THE BEST TALENT TO EVER HAVE PLAYED IN BELGIUM AS WELL AS TOP EURO TALENTS AS WELL; WE SAT WITH HIM AND PICKED HIS BRAIN ABOUT THINGS BASKETBALL; FROM BELGIUM QUALIFYING TO THE EUROBASKET 2013, TO THIS NMEW EDITION OF THE ETHIAS LEAGUE 2012-2013


EU: Chris how have you been doing? Thanks for sitting with us
CK: Hi Ozell. Im fine. I hope you too. Im glad and proud to talk with you about the Belgian basketball.

EU: REALLY BRIEFLY TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BELGIAN SIDE QUALIFYING FOR THE EURO 2013. WHO DO YOU FEEL WERE CRUCIAL PLAYERS AND HOW DO YOU FEEL THAT THEY WILL FARE?
CK: Well, after the drawing, everyone in Belgium saw Poland as the favourite in Group E. Only national coach Casteels tells that Finland was probably the best team in the group. These two teams finish the qualifications before Lions. Third place of Belgium was logical when you see the games (5v, 3d) : a very nice surprise with a victory in Poland for the first game. A collective offday and important defeat in Finland, two easy victories in Antwerp vs Switzerlans and Albania. Very complicated ten last minutes vs Poland and a humiliate defeat in Switzerland give a few reason to doubt. The most accomplished game, a deserved and collective winnings vs Finland was followed by a victory in Tirana to confirm qualification. The Belgian combo-guards Tabu Van Rossom proof their skills. The absence of the center Van den Spiegel (hurted) was balanced by post Beghin and flexibility of the duo De Zeeuw Mukubu. The three M (Moors-Mwema-Muya) reinforce teamspirit, strict & strength defense and good transitions. Without big men, Belgium does an important (and beneficial) community effort. Defense was the key as usual.

EU: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS NEW EDITION OF THE ETHIAS LEAGUE TO TIP OFF IN THE COMING WEEKS? WE HAVE INTERVIEWED COUNTLESS FIGURES IN THE WORLD OF BELGIAN BASKETBALL.THAT HAVE ALL EXPRESSED A DISPLEASURE WITH THE ABILITY OF THE LOCAL PLAYERS AS WELL AS THE LACK OF DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE PLAYERS AS WELL: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
CK: Recent finalists of Playoffs BC Ostende and Spirou Charleroi will be favourite but they arent yet ready and some players have been moved. Their preparation was interrupted by injuries. Mons and certainly Antwerp Giants will be outsiders. Ethias League is a closed league with only 8 teams; 6 of them play the playoffs. A kind of apathy appears in the public and by the players. The lack of young and local players is a real problem. Two years ago, the League has launched a Belgian Development League (BDL for 16-21 years old) and some clubs give and permit to their young players to play in inferior championships. League forced teams to have minimum 5 Belgians on the playlist. The best references to promote the future rookies stills a mix between sport & education, the sport-study inside the clubs. Some teams have a tradition of sport & education. Others claim helps of public institutions and wish a real sportive policy in the country.

EU: HOW DO YOU SEE BASKETBALL EVOLVING IN THE COUNTRY, IF YOU SEE THE GAME EVOLVING OR DEVOLVING PLEASE TELL US WHY?
CK: When you see regularity of the results on European Cups, it is a good reflect on an evolving. Despite lack of money for sportive education, Belgian young international teams are on the road of the progress. Weve got talent!

EU: HAVING BEEN IN THE BELGIAN GAME FOR YEARS YOU HAVE SEEN TOP PLAYERS AND CAN GIVE A MORE THAN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF THE BEST PLAYERS TO HAVE PLAYED THE GAME: IN YOUR OPINION WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER THAT YOU HAVE SEEN...now we know players like JR HOLDEN & CHRIS CAMPBELL HAVE PLAYED HERE IN THE PaST:...OVER THE YEARS WHO STANDS OUT TO YOU AS THE BEST PLAYER POUND FOR POUND
CK: Oh Man, thats too difficult. I give you names of top-guys who play in Belgium and were a mix of impressive, decisive and percussive players for the last 35 years : Ed Murphy, John Heath, Mark Browne, Rick Raivio, Bill Varner, Kerry Trotter, Rik Samaey, Jim Stack, Russell Chapman, Terrence Stansbury, Eric Struelens, Chris Campbell, Daren Queenan, Barry Mitchell, Mirza Teletovic, Mo Finley, Ron Ellis, Mike Batiste, Ed Cota, Dexter Shouse, JR Holden, Georges Evans, Axel Hervelle, Omar Cook, Demond Mallet, Matt Lojeski, Chris Copland, to be continued in 2012-13!

EUROBASKET WOULD LIKE TO THANK CHRIS KUGENER FOR SITTING WITH US AND SHARING HIS EXPERIENCES OVER THE YEARS OF WATCHING. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS FROM HIM AND IN HIS WRITINGS FOR THIS SEASON UPCOMING. BEST SWISHES CK!!!



10/7/2012 3:20:43 PMEthias League: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Ethias League just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Aalstar - Spirou 82-65
Worth to mention a great performance of Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Larry Anderson (195, college: Long Beach St.) contributed with 11 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. American forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) added 20 points in the effort for Spirou Charleroi.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: J.Tofi 19+10reb+3ast, R.Thompson 12+1reb+3ast, D.Raivio 12+2reb+2ast, J.Clark 12+4reb, L.Anderson 11+2reb+4ast, T.Dreesen 9+3reb
Spirou: M.Walsh 20+2reb+1ast, D.Allen 15+10reb+3ast, A.Riddick 9+3reb, M.Scott 8+7reb+1ast, S.Massot 5+2reb, J.Foster 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 187237


Antwerp - M.Hainaut 64-56
Belfius Mons-Hainaut trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 15-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-64 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Belfius Mons-Hainaut 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. American guard Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) nailed 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and the former international center Yannick Driesen (215-88) accounted for 8 points and 7 rebounds. Driesen is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Antwerp Giants' coach Eddy Casteels used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) came up with 13 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: B.Hopkins 12+7reb+3ast, R.Biggs 11+3reb+1ast, Y.Driesen 8+7reb+2ast, J.Mwema 8+3reb, T.Black 6, G.Thondique 5+10reb+2ast
M.Hainaut: B.Qvale 13+8reb+2ast, Q.Taylor 11+6reb+1ast, J.Cage 9+3reb+1ast, J.Bostic 9+3reb, M.Randle 5+3reb, J.Wallace 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 187238


Leuven - Liege 78-67
The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. International center Ioannis Iarochevitch (206-89, agency: LBM Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Andre Williamson (200-89, college: Appalachian St.) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Liege Basket in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Leuven: N.Marnegrave 15+6reb+2ast, G.Robinson 14+9reb+2ast, I.Aska 13+3reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 11+10reb+5ast, T.Smith 8+6reb+1ast, J.Dukes 8+6reb+2ast
Liege: A.Williamson 13+7reb, I.Iarochevitch 11+10reb+1ast, L.Bosco 9+4reb+1ast, W.Boss Mukubu 9+8reb+1ast, P.Gillet 8+3reb, B.Monteiro 6+1reb+5ast
gschID: 187235


Oostende - Verviers-Pep. 71-68
VOO Verviers-Pepinster was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 26-5 third quarter run of Base Oostende. They dominated on the defensive end, holding VOO Verviers-Pepinster to just 5 points in third quarter. Base Oostende forced 22 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) chipped in 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American guard Jeremy Green (193, college: Stanford) responded with 25 points and Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 17+3reb+1ast, M.Stojic 16+2reb, W.Wilkinson 10+4reb+3ast, B.Wright 8+7reb+4ast, V.Petrovic 7+3reb+1ast, D.Katnic 7+3reb+2ast
Verviers-Pep.: J.Green 25+4reb+1ast, N.Aleksandrov 12+9reb+1ast, J.Anderson 9+5reb+5ast, S.Moris 7+2reb, S.Maio 7+1reb+1ast, D.Tubak 5+3reb+1ast



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10/7/2012 4:14:21 AMSao Jose/Vinac clinch the top spot in Group A - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose/Vinac managed to clinch the top position at the second stage Group A of Paulista League. They did so despite a 62:83 loss to Pinheiros/Sky in the last round before playoffs. Lucas Dias (205-C-96) posted 25 points to lead the hosts as they clinched the second position in the ladder. Mineiro Ferreira (208-C/F-88) added 20 points for Pinheiros/Sky. They built a 42:29 halftime lead in this one and maintained it till the final buzzer. Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) responded with 19 points for Sao Jose/Vinac. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) had 13 points in the loss.
Vivo/Franca finished third in Group B edging Liga Sorocabana 89:63 in the final round. Antonio Ferreira (194-F-95) and Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) posted 13 points apiece to lead the charge. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) added 12 points for the winners. Vivo/Franca went on a 27:9 run in the starting quarter and never looked back en route to the victory. Arlindo Neto (187-G-86) responded with game-high 22 points for Liga Sorocabana as they finished in the fourth position at 6-6 record.



10/7/2012 2:17:44 AMRenan Leichtweis sign with Tijuca - by Paulo Freire (T)

The Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro basketball club have agreed terms with center Renan Leichtweis (207-C-89).
Renan came back this season to Brazil first to get a deal in Joinville team, but just few days after his arrive he decided to leave the team for personal reasons.
The player who spend all his professional career playing in Spain, tought about a second chance of playing his first NBB season when Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro came after him to offered a deal.
Now Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro has two big mens in Renan and Rodrigo Bahia.


The Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro managers also promote from their junior team a few players: Wesley Henrique, David Brito, Higor Simas, Felipe Silva, Andersen Fagundes and Caio Costa.







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  CHILE   

10/7/2012 8:51:25 PMStandings - LIBSUR

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 7: U.Concepcion - San Luis 94-97
Oct. 7: San Fernando - Duoc 86-61
Oct. 7: Quilicura - U.Catolica 83-84
Oct. 7: I.P. Virginio - Liceo Mixto 69-80

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 13: Duoc - U.Catolica
Oct. 13: Liceo Mixto - San Luis
Oct. 13: Quilicura - San Fernando
Oct. 13: U.Concepcion - I.P. Virginio


10/7/2012 10:28:24 PMDimayor 2012: Round 5 & 6 - by Daniel Valencia

CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes remains as the unbeaten leader after two road victories in the weekend, first against Universidad de Concepcion (77-74) and then against Instituto (80-69). The surprise of the weekend were the two losses of CD Universidad de Concepcion playing at home, against Liceo and San Luis. The best performer of the weekend was the scoring leader of the league, Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85), who scored 50 points and the winning three point shot at the buzzer in the game against Quilicura. These are the complete results.

Round 5

Quilicura 55 - DUOC 70
Qui: Timothy Jones 13 pts. Chucky Frierson 12 pts.
Duoc: Gabriel Colon 24 pts. Franco Garrido 14 pts.

San Fernando 76 - Universidad Catolica 71
Fer: Keneth Jones 23 pts. Patrick Saez 13 pts.
Uc: Jeffrey Fahnbulleh 29 pts. Rodrigo Espinoza 16 pts.

CD Universidad de Concepcion 74 - CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes 77
Ucon: Terrell Taylor 28 pts. Eduardo Marechal 18 pts.
Lic: Jonathon Avery 24 pts. Claudio Gallardo 15 pts.

Instituto Virginio Gomez 85 - San Luis 83
Vir: Gustavo Barrera 28 pts. Antonio Davis 21 pts.
San: Dominique Holmes 22 pts. Camilo Bustamante 15 pts.

Round 6

Quilicura 83 - Universidad Catolica 84
Qui: Ernie Thuring 20 pts. Hector Jara 15 pts.
Uc: Jeffrey Fahnbulleh 50 pts. Antonio Pinedo 15 pts.

San Fernando 86 - DUOC 61
Fer: Keneth Jones 26 pts. Allan Sheppard 12 pts.
Duoc: Gabriel Colon 22 pts. Valentin Cabello 12 pts.

CD Universidad de Concepcion 94 - San Luis 97
Ucon: Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) 32 pts. Terrell Taylor 27 pts.
San: Dominique Holmes 30 pts. Jessan Gray 21 pts.

Instituto Virginio Gomez 69 - CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes 80
Vir: Antonio Davis 34 pts. Gabriel Rodriguez 8 pts.
Lic: Jonathon Avery 19 pts. A.J. Hardeman 16 pts.



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10/7/2012 2:47:39 PMA1 league: Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A1 just started. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Djuro Djakovic - Zabok 77-63

The game without a history. Djuro Djakovic led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Djuro Djakovic forced 22 KK Zabok turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by KK Zabok helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Krunoslav Rimac (195-84) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swedish-DR Congolese power forward Brice Massamba (208-88, college: UNLV) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) produced 20 points and guard Mario Pesut (184-90) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Four KK Zabok players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 18+1reb+3ast, K.Rimac 17+5reb+2ast, B.Massamba 14+7reb+1ast, M.Bakovic 9+2reb+2ast, D.Toroman 9+1reb+4ast, P.Zivkovic 4+1reb+2ast
Zabok: R.Lez 20+2reb+2ast, M.Pesut 11+2reb+2ast, J.Mustapic 11+1reb+2ast, P.Maric 10+3reb+2ast, A.Vlaic 4+6reb, F.Bundovic 4+3reb
gschID: 196112


Alkar Sinj - Krizevci 90-78
The game was mostly controlled by Alkar Sinj. Krizevci managed to win fourth quarter 31-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Alkar Sinj outrebounded Krizevci 38-20 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Josip Matic (202-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Alkar Sinj players scored in double figures. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds and guard Ivan Svoboda (190-87) added 17 points in the effort for Krizevci.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: S.Modric 25+7reb+1ast, J.Matic 14+13reb, M.Modric 13+1reb, A.Bilic 11+1reb+4ast, Z.Zupic 5+2reb+2ast, R.Jugo 4+1reb
Krizevci: P.Rembert 22+5reb+3ast, I.Svoboda 17+1reb+1ast, I.Grgat 12+2reb+2ast, G.Fodor 8+1reb, M.Zrnic 8+2reb+1ast, H.Sertic 4+3reb
gschID: 196113


KK Zagreb CO - Dubrovnik 91-55
The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-55. KK Zagreb CO dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to KK Dubrovnik's 34. They outrebounded KK Dubrovnik 37-22 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) nailed 20 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) accounted for 20 points. Four KK Zagreb CO players scored in double figures. KK Zagreb CO's coach Daniel Jusup felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Filip Najev (205-92) came up with 13 points and 5 rebounds and guard Luka Pesut (193-91) added 8 points and 5 assists respectively for KK Dubrovnik in the defeat.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb CO: M.James 20+3reb, H.Peric 20+3reb+4ast, A.Krapic 16+6reb, I.Novacic 15+4reb+2ast, K.Zganec 7+2reb, M.Poscic 6+8reb+1ast
Dubrovnik: M.Peric 13+2reb, F.Najev 13+5reb+2ast, D.Jakolis 9+4reb+1ast, L.Pesut 8+3reb+5ast, M.Lucic 5+2reb, M.Proleta 5+4reb
gschID: 196109


Kvarner 2010 - Jolly 77-51
The game without a history. Kvarner 2010 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Jolly to just 6 points in first quarter. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Antonio Boban (200-93) chipped in 13 points. Four Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. Center Domagoj Bubalo (214-91) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Dino Butorac (192-90) added 16 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 24+11reb+1ast, A.Boban 13+4reb, J.Skific 11+6reb, D.Stipcic 10+1reb, J.Surina 9+2reb, H.Sirko 4+1reb+1ast
Jolly: D.Butorac 16+4reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 12+8reb+1ast, R.Ross 7+2reb+2ast, J.Gulam 4+1reb+2ast, H.Orsulic 4+2reb, M.Cakarun 3+1reb


Darda - Osjecki Sokol 87-65
Vrijednosnice OS will play against Jolly in Sibenik in the next round. Osjecki Sokol will play at home against Djuro Djakovic.



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10/7/2012 2:49:31 PMStandings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 7: Sokol H.K. - Nymburk B 94-74
Oct. 5: Sparta Praha - Kara Trutnov 91-82
Oct. 5: Sokol V. - Loko Plzen 88-71
Oct. 5: Liberec - Ostrava 88-54
Oct. 5: Sokol P. - JBC Brno 69-63
Oct. 7: Litomerice - Proton Zlin 63-67

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Loko Plzen - Proton Zlin
Oct. 12: Ostrava - Litomerice
Oct. 12: Nymburk B - Liberec
Oct. 14: Kara Trutnov - Sokol H.K.
Oct. 14: JBC Brno - Sparta Praha
Oct. 14: Sokol V. - Sokol P.


10/7/2012 2:13:54 PMNBL Round 2: CEZ Nymburk and NH Ostrava improve to 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News

CEZ Nymburk - USK Praha 81-66

The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-66. CEZ Nymburk outrebounded USK Praha 47-31 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Greek forward Christos Tapoutos (203-82) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin guard Miljan Pavkovic (178-81, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 11 points and 6 assists during the contest. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Michal Sotnar (189-92) scored 16 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
USK Praha: M.Sotnar 16+2ast, B.Meno 15+8reb, M.Mares 10+1reb+2ast, S.Votroubek 8+8reb, J.Slavik 6+3reb+1ast, V.Cvek 6+2reb+1ast
CEZ Nymburk: C.Tapoutos 18+5reb+1ast, M.Pavkovic 11+3reb+6ast, P.Benda 11+3reb, P.Houska 9+10reb, L.Palyza 8+2reb+3ast, L.Sokolovsky 8+5reb


gschID: 182942


BK Prostejov - Usti n/Labem 99-60

BK Prostejov 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 BK Usti nad Labem's 30. They outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 43-25 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-84) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists. Four BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jakub Krakovic (205-90) added 16 points respectively for the guests. BK Usti nad Labem's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.


Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: J.Krakovic 16+4reb, B.Reese 16+5reb, A.Nolen 13+4reb+2ast, T.Hruby 5+2reb, J.Tyrna 5+6reb, V.Hejl 2
BK Prostejov: A.Dufault 20+9reb+3ast, D.Pandula 15+5reb, R.Marko 14+3reb+1ast, M.Venta 14+2reb+6ast, J.Bohacik 13+2reb, K.Svrdlik 9+10reb+2ast


gschID: 182939


Chomutov - NH Ostrava 79-89
The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Adam Ciz (190-91) chipped in 15 points. Five NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. Forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Pavel Bosak (192-82) added 25 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. NH Ostrava keeps a position of league leader, which they share with CEZ Nymburk.


Top scorers:
Chomutov: P.Bosak 25+5reb+2ast, L.Pecka 19+12reb+2ast, S.Glover 11+5reb+2ast, Z.Hanzlik 8+5reb+1ast, P.Stanek 7+1reb+5ast, A.Zampach 6
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 15+11reb+1ast, A.Ciz 15+2reb+3ast, J.Greene 14+4reb, L.Jurecka 13+5reb+1ast, F.Zbranek 12+1reb+2ast, R.Ames 12+1reb+2ast


gschID: 182940


BC Kolin - J.Hradec 87-82

BK Lions Hradec was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 33-17 charge of BC Kolin, which allowed them to win the game. They made 31-of-41 charity shots (75.6 percent) during the game. BK Lions Hradec was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) notched 8 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Michal Hubalek (195-87) supported him with 21 points. Four BC Kolin players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds by center Jan Tomanec (205-85) did not help to save the game for BK Lions Hradec. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) added 14 points and 5 assists for the guests. BK Lions Hradec's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
J.Hradec: J.Tomanec 24+11reb+1ast, R.Zachrla 14+3reb+5ast, J.Pavlik 10+3reb+2ast, M.Frohde 8+4reb, R.Kramny 7+5reb, J.Kysela 7+3reb
BC Kolin: M.Hubalek 21+1reb+1ast, J.Gonzalez 15+1reb+7ast, D.Machac 12+1reb+2ast, S.Zuzak 12+7reb, M.Kriz 9+4reb+1ast, R.Field 8+12reb+3ast


gschID: 182941


Svitavy - B&W Opava 55-84

The game was mostly controlled by B&W Opava. Basketbal Svitavy managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. B&W Opava forced 19 Basketbal Svitavy turnovers and had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). International guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 assists. Four B&W Opava players scored in double figures. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and Slovakian forward Richard Lesko (204-81, college: Ill.-Chicago) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: M.Deloach 15+7reb+3ast, R.Lesko 9+8reb+1ast, P.Harcar 8+3reb+1ast, P.Milos 7+5reb+2ast, T.Teply 6+2ast, L.Moravec 4+1reb+1ast
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 18+11reb+4ast, P.Dokoupil 13+2reb+2ast, L.Toth 12+9reb+1ast, J.Sirina 12+3reb+10ast, P.Strnisko 9+1reb+3ast, K.Vlcek 7+1reb
gschID: 182937



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  DENMARK   

10/7/2012 3:59:53 PMStandings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Amager BK - Jonstrup 99-58
Oct. 6: Lemvig - Virum 73-78
Oct. 6: Stevnsgade - Haderslev 72-81
Oct. 6: Koge BK - BMS Skovlunde 72-67
Oct. 6: Aarhus BF - Falcon 65-72

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Glostrup - Lemvig
Oct. 13: Koge BK - Aarhus BF
Oct. 13: Amager BK - Haderslev
Oct. 13: BMS Skovlunde - Virum
Oct. 14: Jonstrup - Falcon
Oct. 15: ALBA - Stevnsgade



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  ESTONIA   


10/7/2012 11:30:20 AMTartu Ulikool and TTU taste BBL victories - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool and TTU taste BBL victories in the start of 2012/2013 season.
Tartu Ulikool improved to 2-0 record in Group B. At first they beat Latvian Jelgava 96:62. Tartu Ulikool led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tartu Ulikool forced 26 Jelgava turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Jelgava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Silver Leppik (189-G-83) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 steals. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. Sandis Silavs (195-G-88) answered with 10 points and 5 assists and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) added 5 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Jelgava.
Later Tartu Ulikool edged Liepaja 83:60.
TTU meanwhile beat Rapla 87:66. One of the most interesting games of round 2 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. The game took place in Tallinn where TTU outleveled visiting Rapla. TTU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. TTU outrebounded Rapla 37-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Rapla was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Arnold Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Erik Keedus chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Martin Paasoja (190-G-93) scored 9 points.



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10/7/2012 9:35:54 AMFenerbahce announce Ernest Bremer - by Eurobasket News (T)

Fenerbahce made official the signing of Ernest Bremer (194-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure). The US-Bosnian guard will play in Euroleague for the Turkish team. Bremer played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian SerieA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 21 SerieA games last season he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.4apg. Bremer helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played at N.Novgorod in Russian PBL earlier that season. In 8 PBL games he averaged 13.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.5apg. Bremer also played 20 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 13.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.3spg.
Bremer attended St.Bonaventure University and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. He represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 47.8%.
Bremer is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga), NBA (Golden State Warriors), Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), Russia (Krasnie Krilya, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and Triumph Lyubertsy) and Italy (Angelico Biella).



10/7/2012 8:34:51 AMMaccabi wins preseason title. Logan, Caner-Medley, Simpson & Allen standout - by David Pick

Led by sharp-shooting David Logan (24), Maccabi Tel-Aviv clinched its third consecutive preseason Israeli cup title with a rough 75-65 (40-39) battle against last year's Israeli league Cinderella Maccabi Ashdod.

Maccabi's recent high-flying signee Malcolm Thomas suited up but didn't partake in the contest and is expected to debut on Thursday against Spanish Unicaja Malaga in the teams' Euroleague opening game.

Behind rookie guard Chris Allen, forward Kenny Gabriel and big man Diamon Simpson, Ashdod took a surprising 13-2 lead and 17-13 first quarter advantage. Logan, the tournaments Most Valuable Player along with Israeli point guard Moran Roth (9) began to rally back completing a 40-39 halftime comeback and 55-53 lead entering the final period.

In the final frame, Logan (the only Tel Aviv player to score in double-digits) and Allen continued their shootout but it was the Euroleague guard with six treys on the night and eight points down the stretch, who closed the curtain on the Southern Israeli team.

Forwards Lior Eliyahu (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) (9) and Niklas Caner-Medley (Agency: Beo Basket) (8) combined for 14 rebounds while Guy Pnini (4) took on the distributing roll with five dimes for Tel Aviv.

Simpson, a 6-foot-7 mobile power forward out of St.Mary's University toyed with Tel Aviv's big man collecting 20 points and 12 rebounds en route to impressive tournament averages of 20.6 points and 13.3 rebounds.

Iowa State alumnus guard Allen (20) showcased both his shooting range and passing skills finishing with a game high six dimes, while versatile swingman Kenny Gabriel (10) exploded above the rim. Ashdod's ex-VCU Ram Jamie Skeen failed to impress with two points in 22 minutes of action.





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  FINLAND   


10/7/2012 8:46:31 AMMy City!!!! - by Greg Logins

Hello Finland and Eurobasket Fans. I hope everyone is doing well. I am doing great and I give thanks to God for this glorious opportunity that he has brought forth to me for being here. Last night we had a game on the road against FoKoPo. We lost in overtime. In the beginning of the game, things were going well for us, and then when the game was winding down, they came back and ended up winning the game in overtime by 4 points. We did not get beat, we beat ourselves, which makes this loss hurt. But there is no time to sit and dwell on this loss. We will just have to reconnect back as a team, focus, and fix the things that we need to fix to get ready for our next opponent. Other than basketball, today we have the day off and I decided to take a stroll around to see what the Lappeeranta has to offer. I must say, for this being a small city, it has a lot to offer such as shopping centers, a mall, nice restaurants, and a lot of places to hang out each day, that seems to draw a lot of people. The best thing about this is that I live within five to ten minutes walking distance from everything. I have a car, but I like to walk and look at the scenery. The only reason for me driving, is if something is not within walking distance, or when i decide to go check out Helsenki, which I hear from a lot of people that is a MUST do trip. Also during my venture, I noticed that they have a couple of churches. One of my teammates said that there is a English speaking church that is close by to where I live. I definitely would be attending some services and I think this would be a great idea so that I could compare my church back home to a Finnish church. I grew up in the church, being that my father is a paster, so I love going to church to worship God and fellowship with people. I noticed a nice lake that I also past by today. I always see a lot of people walking a long it on my way to practice, so today I actually went done to see what it was about. I must say, that it is actually nice and is a good place to walk. With Russia being only 45 minutes away, you see a lot of tourist in the city coming to shop and just to hang out for the day. The city seems to always be busy in the day time, and you see a wide variety range of different types of people, which makes it interesting and not boring. Overall I like it because it makes me feel as if I am home in terms of majority of the people speak English, and just the way how Lappeeranta is. It makes me feel as if it is an American setting, which makes me feel comfortable. I appreciate and give thanks to all of the people who are following my blog and reading them. I promise to keep you updated on how things are going here in Finland and also the season. That is all i have for now. I hope everyone have a blessed day and stay tuned until next time......

Greg Logins #4
#NamikaBasketball


10/7/2012 2:06:08 PMStandings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 7: Porvoon Tarmo - ToPo 93-58
Oct. 7: Pyrinto II - Oulun NMKY 90-77

B

Oct. 7: Kerava ET - JyWe 87-90 OT

A

Oct. 7: Ura Basket - SayRi 84-120

B

Oct. 7: Espoo Basket - Jarvenpaa 80-68

A

Oct. 7: Huima - BC Nokia 68-86

B

Oct. 7: HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY 66-77
Oct. 7: BC Jyvaskyla - KaU Koris 52-80

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 12: Porvoon Tarmo - Huima
Oct. 14: Tapiolan Honka - Ura Basket
Oct. 14: ToPo - Pyrinto II
Oct. 19: SayRi - BC Nokia

B

Oct. 12: Jarvenpaa - BC Jyvaskyla
Oct. 14: HBA-Marsky - Kerava ET
Oct. 14: JyWe - Espoo Basket
Oct. 14: TuNMKY - KaU Koris
Oct. 17: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe


10/7/2012 2:06:43 PM1st Division Round 2 results - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Huima - BC Nokia 68-86

The game without a history. BC Nokia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) notched a double-double by scoring 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Timo Riihela (193-80) supported him with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Even a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks by American guard Andre Stephens (180-87, college: S.Mississippi) did not help to save the game for Aanekosken Huima. Swingman Sami Kajander (189-83) added 14 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Huima: S.Kajander 14+2reb+1ast, S.Mantymaa 11+3reb+3ast, A.Stephens 10+11reb+4ast, P.Ranta 10+2reb, J.Uecker 7+1reb, M.Santa 6+2reb
BC Nokia: B.Moultrie 30+16reb+3ast, K.Woods 16+5reb+2ast, T.Riihela 15+5reb+7ast, H.Jokinen 10+2reb+1ast, V.Tuominen 6+2reb+3ast, S.Hopkins 3+1reb
gschID: 197449


Pyrinto II - Oulun NMKY 90-77

The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-77. Pyrinto II made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Oulun NMKY helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 assists. Guard Toni Savino (182-92) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Pyrinto II's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Dwight Coleman (203-84, college: Dallas Baptist) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Henri Vihavainen (189-86) added 21 points in the effort for Oulun NMKY.


Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: H.Vihavainen 21+3reb+2ast, D.Coleman 21+6reb+2ast, J.Vanttaja 12+7reb+4ast, A.Kemppainen 10+5reb, F.Russell 8+7reb+4ast, J.Siivikko 5+1ast
Pyrinto II: J.Harjula 26+2reb+5ast, T.Savino 17+6reb+1ast, J.Pulkkinen 13+10reb+1ast, J.Vaananen 9+4reb+5ast, T.Palmi 5+2reb, K.Rasinaho 4+1reb+1ast


gschID: 197446


Ura Basket - SayRi 84-120

Saynatsalon Riento led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.5 percent from the field. Saynatsalon Riento outrebounded Ura Basket 42-21 including a 29-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American forward Nicholas Pederson (203-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import power forward Eryk Thomas (200-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Pederson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. American guard Nolan Richardson (188-84, college: Midwestern St.) replied with 27 points and point guard Santeri Latvala (186-91) added 11 points in the effort for Ura Basket.


Top scorers:
Ura Basket: N.Richardson 27+2reb+1ast, B.Nash 11+2reb, S.Latvala 11+2reb+2ast, T.Ritanotko 9+2reb, J.Kukkonen 7+1reb+4ast, O.Virolainen 6+1reb+1ast
SayRi: N.Pederson 29+10reb+3ast, C.Collins 21+3reb+1ast, J.Maenpaa 18+8reb+1ast, E.Thomas 17+11reb+3ast, T.Kuukkanen 16+1reb, J.Parkkinen 7+3reb


gschID: 197447


Porvoon Tarmo - ToPo 93-58

Porvoon Tarmo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Porvoon Tarmo had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Guard Isaiah Tate (192-89, college: George Mason) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jerrah Young (201-85, college: Toledo) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. 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. Forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Devin Ginty (188-89, college: San Diego, agency: SDJ Sports) scored 16 points and 6 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.


Top scorers:
ToPo: H.Coleman 18+7reb+1ast, D.Ginty 16+6ast, M.Jamsa 11+1reb+2ast, E.Kajander 6+8reb, S.Beatovic 3+2reb, A.Jones 2+9reb
Porvoon Tarmo: I.Tate 22+7reb+1ast, J.Young 16+10reb+3ast, J.Nissinen 12+8reb, D.McBride 11+1reb, J.Kyllonen 11+3reb+5ast, T.Hartikainen 8+2reb+2ast


gschID: 197448


Group B
Kerava ET - JyWe 87-90 OT

JyWe overcame Kerava 90:87 in overtime. Pyykkonen erupted with 40 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Towa posted 26 in defeat.
Top scorers:
Kerava ET: A.Towa 26+12reb+7ast, R.Mua 18+7reb+3ast, L.Trice Little 12+8reb+4ast, T.Railotie 10+2reb, E.Sahlberg 8+3reb, A.Heiskanen 4+2reb+1ast
JyWe: V.Pyykkonen 40+10reb, J.Hautsalo 15+4reb, H.Keskitalo 11+8reb+3ast, L.Luokomaa 8+2reb+2ast, J.Laine 7+2reb+2ast, V.Karjalainen 4+5reb
gschID: 197452


Espoo Basket - Jarvenpaa 80-68

Jarvenpaa was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jarvenpaa 41-26 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jarvenpaa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Joonas Suotamo (209-86, college: Penn St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Marco Tammi (194-87) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Otso Laakkonen (197-93) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and guard Jesse Viita (186-93) added 13 points in the effort for Jarvenpaa.


Top scorers:
Jarvenpaa: V.Tarjanne 15+2reb+1ast, J.Viita 13+3reb+3ast, O.Laakkonen 13+8reb+2ast, J.Mantyla 8+1reb, H.Alatyppo 6+1reb, S.Oja 5+1reb+1ast
Espoo Basket: J.Suotamo 18+11reb+2ast, M.Tammi 16+7reb+2ast, O.Andersen 12+3reb+3ast, K.Nurminen 9+1reb, J.Ohtonen 7+3reb, A.Laukkanen 5+3reb


gschID: 197453


HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY 66-77

The game was mostly controlled by TuNMKY. HBA-Marsky was better in third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TuNMKY dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to HBA-Marsky's 34. TuNMKY forced 29 HBA-Marsky turnovers. Forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Oscar Lindqvist (188-90) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Oskar Michelsen (203-95) replied with 17 points and Julius Rajala (205-94) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for HBA-Marsky.


Top scorers:
HBA-Marsky: O.Michelsen 17+3reb+2ast, J.Herrala 10+2reb+1ast, J.Rajala 10+9reb, M.Nuolivirta 8+6reb, M.Kauhanen 8+8reb+1ast, J.Tahvanainen 4+3reb
TuNMKY: S.Salminen 28+8reb+2ast, O.Lindqvist 11+4reb+2ast, D.Hazrati 10+2reb+1ast, J.Valtonen 8+1reb, T.Jaakkola 7+3reb+1ast, P.Luomala 6+5reb+1ast


gschID: 197450


BC Jyvaskyla - KaU Koris 52-80

The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-52. KaU Koris looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by BC Jyvaskyla's players. Guard Kimmo Tolvanen (193-77) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. Center Tomi Sakala (203-80) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Samir Itani (192-90) replied with 9 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Kalle Kuokkanen (190-89) added 11 points in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla.


Top scorers:
BC Jyvaskyla: K.Kuokkanen 11+4reb+1ast, S.Itani 9+8reb+1ast, T.Manninen 6+1reb, M.Manninen 6+7reb, O.Lehtonen 5+2reb+1ast, A.Tarasanski 5+2reb+2ast
KaU Koris: K.Tolvanen 18+3reb+3ast, T.Sakala 16+7reb+1ast, T.Heiskanen 13+3reb+3ast, S.Ryynanen 8+3reb+1ast, A.Kivimaki 7+2ast, S.Syrjala 6+14reb+3ast


gschID: 197451


10/7/2012 2:16:59 PMStats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 33
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia33.0 
 2. Pyykkonen, JyWe28.0 
 3. Richardson, Ura B.25.0 
 4. Pederson, SayRi25.0 
 5. Salminen, TuNM.25.0 
 6. Towa, Kerava ET24.0 
 7. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa22.5 
 8. Coleman, ToPo22.0 
 9. Collins, SayRi19.5 
 10. Suotamo, Espoo B.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia16.5 
 2. Stephens, Huima15.5 
 3. Syrjala, KaU Koris14.5 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET12.5 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe11.0 
 6. Pederson, SayRi10.5 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.10.5 
 8. Young, Porvoon10.0 
 9. Markkanen, BC Jyv.9.5 
 10. Jones, ToPo9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  KaU Koris
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kinnunen, KaU Koris6.0 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia4.0 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET3.5 
 4. Ginty, ToPo3.5 
 5. Thomas, SayRi3.5 
 6. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.5 
 7. Kyllonen, Porvoon3.0 
 8. Kukkonen, Ura B.3.0 
 9. Pederson, SayRi3.0 
 10. Tarasanski, BC Jy.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Little, Kerava ET4.5 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.3.5 
 3. Pyykkonen, JyWe3.5 
 4. Kyllonen, Porvoon3.5 
 5. Herrala, HBA-M.3.0 
 6. Thomas, SayRi3.0 
 7. Hazrati, TuNM.2.5 
 8. Andersen, Espoo B.2.5 
 9. Nissinen, Porvoon2.0 
 10. Tarjanne, Jarvenp.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Miikka MARKKANEN
  BC Jyvas.
  (200-C-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Markkanen, BC Jyv.2.0 
 2. Stephens, Huima2.0 
 3. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.5 
 4. Niskanen, ToPo1.5 
 5. Young, Porvoon1.5 
 6. Herrala, HBA-M.1.0 
 7. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.1.0 
 9. Andersen, Espoo B.1.0 
 10. Thomas, SayRi1.0 


10/7/2012 2:36:37 PMKORISLIIGA: Karhu bite Bisons - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 2: Karhu from Kauhajoki has started well the new season. Team Karhu is 2-0 now, when they beat last season Finnish Champion Bisons from Loimaa tonight 90-82 (39-41). Bisons got 33 points from Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) and 23 rebounds from Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona), but that was not enough. Ilkka Vuori (181-PG-86) and Jussi Eskola (189-G-87) shot very well and combined 38 points. Eskola made six 3-pointers out of seven.
Kataja (Joensuu) has now two big men on injured list, as both Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) and Vesa Makalainen (200-SF-86) have knee problems and will be about three weeks aside. That's why Kataja has now inked with C Matt Morgan (205-C, college: Winthrop), who will be team's medical replacement player.

Karhu - Bisons 90-82 (39-41). (Ilkka Vuori 20, Jussi Eskola 18, J'Nathan Bullock 17/10 - Martin Zeno 33, Jeb Ivey 20, Ryan McDade 8/23. A:730).



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  FRANCE   


10/7/2012 3:02:07 PMNM1: Round 2 - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NM1. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin.

Challans - Vichy 72-75
The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JA Vichy made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Vendee Challans was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Rida El Amrani (180-86) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists.
Top scorers:
Vichy: J.Reynolds 16+8reb+1ast, B.Thomas 15+1reb+3ast, G.Pons 13+2reb+3ast, R.El Amrani 11+4reb+5ast, G.Lessort 9+4reb, Y.Smail 9+4reb
Challans: F.Herard 22+6reb+4ast, B.Bakovic 14+4reb+1ast, M.Pilgrim 12+5reb+2ast, J.Rathieuville 8+5reb+9ast, N.Gouacide 6+1reb, S.Cherasse 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184710


Orchy - Sorgues 85-82
Sorgues was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Orchesien BC, which allowed them to win the game. Orchesien BC outrebounded Sorgues 43-32 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) scored 5 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Julien Bestron (205-86) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Xavier Pasut (200-84) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Four Sorgues players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Orchy: A.Belkessa 16+2reb, R.Carter 15+3reb, J.Bestron 12+7reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 10+4reb+2ast, R.Brocheray 9+5reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 9+3reb
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 16+1reb+4ast, A.Thinon 16+4reb+4ast, X.Pasut 16+8reb, Q.Hankins-Cole 13+7reb+1ast, J.Doreau 11+2reb+2ast, C.Mansare 9+7reb
gschID: 184707


Souffel - Rennes 78-57
The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. Union Rennes was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim shot 22 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Union Rennes only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Union Rennes 40-26 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Souffelweyersheim players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Union Rennes was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Even 18 points by forward Olivier Lamothe (201-79) did not help to save the game for Union Rennes. Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) added 12 points for the guests.
Top scorers:
Souffel: J.Alingue 19+9reb, A.N'Diaye 16+12reb+4ast, J.Tschamber 10+4reb+2ast, J.Bach 9+3reb+3ast, M.M'Bodji 7+2reb+4ast, F.Broliron 7+2reb+1ast
Rennes: O.Lamothe 18+2reb, E.Kabir Pene 12+1reb+1ast, K.Kittar 8+4reb+1ast, S.Ben Driss 7+4reb+1ast, B.M'Poy 5+2reb+1ast, J.Dessart 3+1ast
gschID: 184708


Rueil - La Rochelle 76-63
The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-63. Rueil forced 20 La Rochelle turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was swingman Dominique Gentil (195-88) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Center Moise Diame (205-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa, agency: JEMsports) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) added 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Rueil: D.Gentil 21+5reb+1ast, S.Dubois 13+2reb+2ast, M.Diame 11+11reb, A.Desespringalle 10+5reb+2ast, I.Saounera 9+3reb+5ast, G.Mdivani 8+8reb+1ast
La Rochelle: J.Cole 18+6reb, A.M'Boma 14+2reb+5ast, H.Jannel 8+8reb, P.Bonnelalbay 7+3reb, J.Dalmat 6+2reb+1ast, S.Soliman 5+3reb
gschID: 184709


Cognac - CFBB 71-57
The game was mostly controlled by Cognac. CFBB was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Miguel Buval (208-90) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Damien Inglis (203-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Charly Pontens (189-95) scored 12 points. Cognac (1-0) left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Rueil and Orchy.
Top scorers:
Cognac: M.Buval 21+12reb+1ast, J.Ludon 12+3reb+1ast, D.Sencanski 11+6reb+1ast, C.Bertorelle 10+3reb+1ast, S.Doucoure 6+3reb+2ast, V.Mouillard 6+1reb+5ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 16+11reb+6ast, C.Pontens 12+3reb, P.Rigot 8+3reb+1ast, L.Dussoulier 6+1reb+2ast, Y.Smock 6+7reb, O.Yao-Delon 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184704


Quimper - Chartres 49-69
The game without a history. Chartres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Quimper UJAP to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Adrien Boivin (185-91) contributed with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) replied with 10 points and 6 rebounds and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 points in the effort for Quimper UJAP.
Top scorers:
Chartres: G.Merie 17+9reb+3ast, L.Avramovic 14+5reb+3ast, M.Vasic 11+2reb, A.Boivin 6+7reb+9ast, A.Hergott 6+3reb+1ast, A.Barakaou 6+2reb
Quimper: C.Raji 10+6reb+2ast, C.Cherry 10+4reb+3ast, F.Thibedore 8+2reb+1ast, O.Kolb 7+6reb, E.Plateau 5+3reb+3ast, R.Gregoire 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184706


Blois - Angers BC 49 69-66
The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 33-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Blois outrebounded Angers BC 49 41-26 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) scored 7 points and 21 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Gary Staelens (189-84) chipped in 25 points during the contest. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 19 points and Icelandic Logi Gunnarsson (192-81) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Blois (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Souffel.
Top scorers:
Blois: G.Staelens 25+3reb, P.Brochard 11+1reb+2ast, M.Sy 7+4reb+2ast, V.Kaunisto 7+21reb+3ast, D.Davis 6+2reb+2ast, K.Morlende 5+1reb
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 19+4reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 11+6reb+2ast, P.Drouault 11+2reb+3ast, S.Traore 10+3reb+2ast, M.Chupin 4+4reb, T.Lonzieme 3+1reb



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10/7/2012 5:26:32 AMDays Inch Closer To A New Season - by Nate Bowie

Well the 10 day trip in Azerbaijan was very much needed meaning that us as a team needed to this time to bond as well as I needed this time to enjoy life a little bit. But the trip was for sure more business than pleasure duh to the fact that we practice twice a day. Azerbaijan is about an hour or so from Rustavi, The Republic of Georgia which isn't to far of a drive at all. We resided in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan which lays directly on the Mingachevir River giving it a resort kind of feel to the hotel. We checked in at the Kur Hotel which was sight to see. The Kur Hotel consist of an Olympic Side pool, a full length basketball court, state of the art weight room, as well as The Skyview Restuarant which is giving a 4stars out of a 5. During this time away in a different country I think we really got better as a team, trying to iron out the kinks by trial and error. Many pictures were taken of this place and the country including the border crossing. A few times during this trip I just sat out on the balcony of my hotel room or walked the bank of the river and just thought how blessed I was to experience a different cultural and the finer things in life. Driving around to and from The Republic of Georgia to Azerbaijan; us Americans should be very blessed with what we have because many people here are lacking the things we have. But you will never know that by the look on their face and how their generosity flows through their hearts. You can't imagine some of the things I seen here but really makes me happy just to have endless money to buy food or anything I want. I see myself a lot of times giving the little kids a few dollars to go get their siblings some diapers or just simple piece of candy.
As we travel back to The Republic of Georgia everything is basically complete besides a true big man. Every team needs a pf/center because this position can relive so many things during the game.
This past Friday we played the top team here Armia (sponsored by the National Army) in a friendly match. For those who don't know this team or never heard of it, they are one of the top teams in Europe participating in the Eurochallenge and Eurocup Qualifying. They haven't got their Americans yet but they signed 2 so far, but can have up to 4 or 5. Normally they have very talented Americans like last season, Sundiata Gaines (Indiana Pacers), Will Thomas (NCAA George Mason, Turkey), Jeremy Richardson (Memphis Grizzles, Italy), Ben Woodside (N.Dakota St., Turkey) and Guillermo Diaz (LA Clippers). So you see they have the fianncial ability to get very good players just on one team. This year they have already signed 2 Americans that have played in the Euroleague, arguably the second best league in the world behind the NBA. We lost but played them close at first down by only 8. But due to their deep roster it's always hard to maintain through 40 mins with only a few positions deep on our team. This past Saturday we played another friendly match vs MIA Academy (sponsor by Academy of Police). This game was pretty even played down to the stretch. They also have 3 Americans on their roster which always helps. They build a nice run against us putting them up by at least 20 points while I was out of the game. We end up losing by 6 points. I clocked 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4ast.
Now we are winding down the the first cup of the season and hopefully we have our big man this week before the cup. After the cup we are playing in the first regular season game which can't come any faster. Ready for the 2012-2013 tip off!!!

Always remember If you decide to walk through life instead of dragged through it, watch your life change for the better.

2Dahole Apparel (sponsor) and commercial coming soon.
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)



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10/7/2012 12:18:13 PMBBL Round 2: BBC Bayreuth, Brose Baskets and Ludwigsburg take 2-0 records on top - by Eurobasket News

TBB Trier - NY Phantoms 70-72

The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 15-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Casey Mitchell (193-88, college: W.Virginia) contributed with 16 points for the winners. International Andreas Seiferth (209-89) replied with 17 points and American guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) added 12 points in the effort for TBB Trier. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.


Top scorers:
TBB Trier: A.Seiferth 17+3reb, B.Stewart 12+4reb+1ast, B.Doreth 9+1reb+1ast, J.Bucknor 7+2reb+1ast, N.Linhart 6+5reb+2ast, V.Chikoko 6+1reb
NY Phantoms: D.Schroeder 16+2ast, C.Mitchell 16+2reb, H.NaNa 13+9reb, J.Davis 8+1reb+1ast, E.Boateng 8+5reb, E.Land 6


gschID: 183808


LTi 46ers - B.Muenchen 71-81

The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-71. Bayern Muenchen made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. International guard Steffen Hamann (194-81) chipped in 11 points and 8 assists. Bayern Muenchen's coach Giannis Christopoulos allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) produced 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Dijuan Harris (175-86, college: Charlotte) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: L.Prowell 19+3reb+1ast, D.Harris 13+6reb+4ast, R.Brooks 12+6reb+2ast, B.Ortner 10+2reb+1ast, J.Baxter 10+3reb+3ast, D.Spohr 5
B.Muenchen: J.Homan 14+4reb+1ast, C.Troutman 12+10reb+2ast, J.Jagla 12+1reb+1ast, S.Hamann 11+4reb+8ast, L.Roberts 9+5reb, Y.Halperin 8+2reb+4ast


gschID: 183809


Bremerhaven - s.Oliver Baskets 50-75

Oliver Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's 28. s Oliver Baskets had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 10 points and Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) added 9 points respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: S.Burrell 10+2reb+1ast, A.Harris 10+4reb+3ast, S.Jackson 9+2reb+1ast, S.Morrison 9+4reb+1ast, P.Zwiener 6+4reb+1ast, J.Stommes 4+1reb
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 19+5reb+2ast, J.Boone 12+11reb+2ast, B.Jacobson 11+5reb+1ast, L.McIntosh 8+1reb+1ast, M.Stuckey 6+1reb+2ast, A.King 6+3reb+2ast


gschID: 183810


Art.Dragons - Fraport SKY 80-89

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-12. But Artland Dragons won second period 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Deutsche Bank Skyliners won last quarter 27-20. They made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Deutsche Bank Skyliners especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Artland Dragons were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) who scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) chipped in 21 points. Robertson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. Guard Bryce Taylor (196-86) produced 21 points and guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) added 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: B.Taylor 21+4reb+2ast, M.Haynes 18+3reb+2ast, P.Popovic 10+4reb+1ast, J.Strasser 7+2reb+1ast, S.Kerusch 7+3reb, A.Drevo 6+4reb+1ast
Fraport SKY: L.Wright 21+4reb+1ast, D.Dowell 16+3reb+1ast, Q.Robertson 16+5reb+6ast, J.Jones 14+4reb+8ast, Z.Peacock 14+3reb, M.Nolte 6+2reb


gschID: 183806


EWE Baskets - Brose Baskets 68-75

EWE Baskets were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) who scored 19 points. American guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points. American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 24+8reb+2ast, R.Burrell 15+5reb+1ast, D.Joyce 9+5reb+5ast, K.Wysocki 6+6reb+1ast, R.Paulding 6+4reb+1ast, D.Bahiense de Mello 4
Brose Baskets: B.Nachbar 19+4reb+2ast, T.Gipson 14+4reb+3ast, M.Zirbes 13+5reb+1ast, C.Jacobsen 8+1reb+6ast, A.Gavel 7+4reb+1ast, S.Ford 6+6reb+2ast


gschID: 183807


Ratiopharm - Neckar L'burg 84-91 OT

Neckar L'burg needed overtime to beat Ratiopharm 91:84. Lucca Staiger (196-SG-88, college: Iowa St.) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 8 rebounds, while Taylor added 17.
Bryant replied with 22 points in the losing effort.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 22+13reb+1ast, L.Jeter 20+2reb+4ast, D.Theis 10+12reb, P.Schwethelm 9+5reb+1ast, D.Watts 7+4reb+2ast, P.Guenther 7+1reb+3ast
Neckar L'burg: L.Lucca Staiger 24+8reb, K.Taylor 17+3reb+3ast, W.Bernard 12+5reb+3ast, I.Elliott 11+4reb+1ast, J.Turek 7+5reb, D.Jackson 7+3reb


gschID: 183803


MBC - Phoenix Hagen 81-93

The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. Mitteldeutscher BC was better in third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) who scored 27 points and 4 assists. Naturalized American swingman Adam Hess (201-81, college: William & Mary) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) produced 20 points and his fellow American import forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Five Phoenix Hagen and four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
MBC: M.Curry 20+3reb+1ast, K.Beidler 16+2reb, C.Timberlake 12+2reb+2ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 11+2reb+3ast, S.Wachalski 8+4reb+1ast, J.Lange 5+2reb
Phoenix Hagen: D.Bell 27+3reb+4ast, A.Hess 18+5reb, D.White 13+2reb+2ast, A.Lodwick 12+4reb, L.Gordon 11+8reb+3ast, B.Kruel 6+3reb+1ast


gschID: 183804


Bayreuth - Walter Tigers 83-75

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-12. But Walter Tigers won third quarter 27-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Walter Tigers 37-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Walter Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. BBC Bayreuth's coach Marco van den Berg used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: T.Nash 22+11reb+1ast, R.Redding 18+2reb+4ast, K.Frease 11+3reb+1ast, J.Young 6+1reb+2ast, R.Oehle 5+3reb, V.Duggins 4+1reb+1ast
Bayreuth: J.Cain 15+8reb, G.McGhee 12+9reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 12+5reb+1ast, P.Zeis 12+2reb+1ast, J.Trapani 8+1reb+1ast, B.Bailey 8+5reb+5ast


gschID: 183805



10/7/2012 5:15:42 PMProA Round 3: Leader Ehingen/Urspringschule gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

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

Undefeated leader Ehingen/Urspringschule delivered the third consecutive win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (1-2) 88-76. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 46-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Jake Anderson (187-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard David Watson (185-88) who recorded 19 points. Ehingen/Urspringschule have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Goettingen. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Ehingen/Urspringschule is looking forward to face Duesseldorf Baskets (#4) at home in the next round. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#4) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Paderborn, where 4th placed Cuxhaven BasCats (1-2) lost to eleventh ranked Finke Baskets (2-1) in a road game 67-80. It was a good game for forward Michael Jost (204-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Jason Adams contributed with 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green) answered with 24 points and 8 rebounds for Cuxhaven BasCats. Cuxhaven BasCats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Finke Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Finke Baskets will play against Kirchheim Knights (#7) on the road in the next round. Cuxhaven BasCats will have a break next round.
An interesting game took place in Heidelberg, where higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (1-2) lost to fourteenth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (1-1) in a road game 85-100 on Sunday. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for Jermaine Dixon who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Derek Coleman with 23 points and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MLP Academics Heidelberg left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Loser Crailsheim Merlins dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. MLP Academics Heidelberg will meet bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Crailsheim Merlins will play against the league's second-placed BG Goettingen (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Karlsruhe. Local BG Karlsruhe (2-1) outscored 7th ranked ETB Wohnbau (1-2) 85-50. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a quality performance for Jeremy Black who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 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. BG Karlsruhe moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. ETB Wohnbau at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. BG Karlsruhe's next round opponent will be SC Rasta Vechta (#15) on the road which should be another easy win for them. ETB Wohnbau will play against NBC (#6) in Nurnberg.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
winless Vechta lost to undefeated Goettingen in a road game 64-87. NBC beat Jena at home 107-101. Winless Leipzig was destroyed by Duesseldorf on the opponent's court 82-63. Chemnitz unfortunately lost to Kirchheim in a home game 69-85.
The best stats of 3rd round was 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists by Sullivan Phillips of Goettingen.


Gotha - Ehingen 76-88

Undefeated leader Ehingen/Urspringschule delivered the third consecutive win on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (1-2) 88-76. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 46-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Jake Anderson (187-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists. Five Ehingen/Urspringschule players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard David Watson (185-88) who recorded 19 points and forward Leo Niebuhr (208-86) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Ehingen/Urspringschule have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Goettingen. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Ehingen/Urspringschule is looking forward to face Duesseldorf Baskets (#4) at home in the next round. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#4) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Gotha: D.Watson 19+1reb+1ast, J.Lipke 13+3reb, L.Niebuhr 10+5reb+3ast, T.Lathan 10+3reb+1ast, T.Baker 8+5reb, D.Selvig 7+8reb+2ast
Ehingen: J.Anderson 22+5reb+3ast, V.Matthews 17+3reb+7ast, M.Mueller 12+3reb, A.Calvin 12+5reb+1ast, S.Marlon Theis 10+2reb, S.Haukohl 6
gschID: 184368


Goettingen - Vechta 87-64

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (0-2) was crushed on the road by leader BG Goettingen (3-0) 87-64. The game without a history. BG Goettingen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 30 personal fouls committed by SC Rasta Vechta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist) who led the winners and scored 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four BG Goettingen players scored in double figures. American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) came up with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Flavio Stuckemann (187-85) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for SC Rasta Vechta in the defeat. BG Goettingen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ehingen. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still closes the standings with two games lost. BG Goettingen's next round opponent will be Crailsheim Merlins (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against BG Karlsruhe (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vechta: R.Williams 16+6reb+4ast, F.Stuckemann 16+5reb+1ast, C.Hassan 12+4reb+1ast, A.Rudowitz 7+6reb+1ast, J.Scott 6+1reb+2ast, D.Krause 3+1reb
Goettingen: S.Phillips 23+9reb+7ast, A.Hitchens 17+1ast, R.Harris 13+7reb+2ast, A.Vargas 12+6reb+2ast, M.Wenzl 9+2reb, M.Grimaldi 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 184365


Karlsruhe - ETB Wohnbau 85-50

The game with biggest result difference took place in Karlsruhe. Local BG Karlsruhe (2-1) outscored 7th ranked ETB Wohnbau (1-2) 85-50. The game without a history. BG Karlsruhe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 27-of-35 charity shots (77.1 percent) during the game, while ETB Wohnbau only scored nine points from the stripe. BG Karlsruhe forced 19 ETB Wohnbau turnovers and had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by ETB Wohnbau helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a quality performance for forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. Forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Terren Harbut (198-83, college: Ohio) added 8 points respectively for ETB Wohnbau in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BG Karlsruhe moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. ETB Wohnbau at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. BG Karlsruhe's next round opponent will be SC Rasta Vechta (#15) on the road which should be another easy win for them. ETB Wohnbau will play against NBC (#6) in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 20+10reb, M.Buljevic 8+2reb, T.Harbut 8+1reb+3ast, R.Christen 4+5reb, J.Henley 4+6reb+1ast, L.Klos 4+1reb
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 16+2reb+2ast, M.Stockton 16+2reb+3ast, J.Black 14+13reb+3ast, D.Richardson 14+10reb+2ast, N.Menck 8+5reb+2ast, S.Hauer 8+1ast
gschID: 184366


NBC - Jena 107-101

Everything could happen in Nurnberg at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked NBC and 8th ranked Science City Jena had identical 1-1 record. This time NBC used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Jena 107-101. NBC made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. NBC players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Tyrone Brazelton (185-86, college: W.Kentucky) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Will Chavis (181-81, college: Texas Tech) accounted for 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) came up with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Lithuanian Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Science City Jena in the defeat. Four NBC and five Science City Jena players scored in double figures. NBC (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Science City Jena at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. NBC's next round opponent will be ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen and are hoping to win another game. Science City Jena will play at home against BV Chemnitz 99.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Barker 24+9reb+6ast, A.Adomaitis 19+6reb+1ast, L.Jeka 14+1reb, C.Roquette 14+4reb, S.Watts 13+2reb+2ast, T.Schwartz 12+3reb
NBC: T.Brazelton 23+3reb+4ast, W.Chavis 20+1reb+5ast, R.De Michael 19+1reb+3ast, C.Adler 16+3reb+4ast, J.Reile 10+2reb+1ast, R.Thompson 8+9reb+2ast
gschID: 184367


Finke Baskets - Cuxhaven 80-67

We should mention about the upset which took place in Paderborn, where 4th placed Cuxhaven BasCats (1-2) lost to eleventh ranked Finke Baskets (2-1) in a road game 67-80. The game without a history. Finke Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cuxhaven BasCats' 36. It was a good game for forward Michael Jost (204-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American swingman Jason Adams (197-89, college: Missouri So.) contributed with 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green) answered with 24 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Monyea Pratt (195-85, college: Stillman) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Cuxhaven BasCats. Cuxhaven BasCats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Finke Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Finke Baskets will play against Kirchheim Knights (#7) on the road in the next round. Cuxhaven BasCats will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 24+8reb+1ast, J.Kelly 13+5reb+8ast, M.Pratt 12+9reb+5ast, M.Rockmann 7+2reb, E.Harris 6+3reb, J.Dunbar 4+1reb+1ast
Finke Baskets: J.Adams 25+5reb+3ast, M.Jost 24+9reb, V.Kittmann 10+3reb, M.Fleischmann 9+8reb+1ast, R.Aquino 6+2reb, G.Aud 4+4reb+9ast
gschID: 184362


Duesseldorf - Leipzig 82-63

Very expected game when bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (0-3) was rolled over on the road by ninth ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (2-1) 82-63. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Duesseldorf Baskets's pressure prevailed and they won that period 24-12 extending their advantage to 19 points. Duesseldorf Baskets outrebounded USC Leipzig 31-20 including 21 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Kendall Chones (201-84, college: Colgate, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Duesseldorf Baskets' coach Murat Didin used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) came up with 13 points and American center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) added 5 points and 10 rebounds respectively for USC Leipzig in the defeat. Four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. Duesseldorf Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted USC Leipzig still closes the standings with three games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets' next round opponent will be Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#12) at home and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: W.Simon 13+3reb+1ast, K.Kranz 12+2reb, H.Marshall 12+3ast, A.Macevicius 10+2reb, N.Freer 6+1reb+2ast, C.Gadley 5+10reb+1ast
Duesseldorf: K.Chones 24+5reb+2ast, G.Johnson 21+5reb+2ast, M.Petric 13+2reb+1ast, N.Adamczak 8+5reb, S.Greene 6+2reb+1ast, P.Flomo 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 184363


Heidelberg - Crailsheim 100-85

An interesting game took place in Heidelberg, where higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (1-2) lost to fourteenth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (1-1) in a road game 85-100 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-85. MLP Academics Heidelberg made 33-of-38 free shots (86.8 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 6 assists. Forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) helped adding 14 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) with 23 points and 7 assists and guard Haakim Johnson (201-87, college: Pikeville) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MLP Academics Heidelberg left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Loser Crailsheim Merlins dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. MLP Academics Heidelberg will meet bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Crailsheim Merlins will play against the league's second-placed BG Goettingen (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: D.Coleman 23+3reb+7ast, J.Moore 17+6reb, H.Johnson 16+7reb+2ast, P.Friedel 14+2reb+2ast, J.Crow 10+3reb, A.Sivorotka 3+1ast
Heidelberg: J.Dixon 23+2reb+6ast, D.White 14+11reb+1ast, C.Sargent 14+4reb+2ast, J.Heindel 14+5reb+5ast, T.Rohde 13+5reb, K.Barth 10+3ast
gschID: 184364


Chemnitz - Kirchheim 69-85

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Kirchheim Knights and 10th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 had identical 1-1 record. But BV Chemnitz 99 was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Kirchheim 85-69. The game was mostly controlled by Kirchheim Knights. BV Chemnitz 99 was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kirchheim Knights dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to BV Chemnitz 99's 28 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Kirchheim Knights forced 20 BV Chemnitz 99 turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) accounted for 20 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winning side. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. American guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St.) came up with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) added 17 points respectively for BV Chemnitz 99 in the defeat. Kirchheim Knights (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be Finke Baskets (#5) in Paderborn. BV Chemnitz 99 will play on the road against Science City Jena (#13).
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 17+4reb+2ast, J.Bynum 15+7reb+6ast, A.Jones 11+7reb, J.Schmidt 9+2reb+1ast, R.Cardenas 9+10reb+3ast, P.Stachula 8+1reb+1ast
Kirchheim: C.Brooks 20+5ast, C.Alexander 18+8reb+2ast, R.Tomasevic 13+3reb+4ast, C.Land 12+2reb, J.Maier 6+4reb, M.Smallwood 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 184361



10/7/2012 5:26:17 PMProB Round 2: review - by Eurobasket News

Group North
Wulfen - Herten Lions 78-91

It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Herten Lions's pressure prevailed and they won that period 24-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) scored 22 points. Five Herten Lions and four BSV Wulfen players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Wulfen: A.Houston 22+4reb+2ast, H.Bellscheidt 12+4reb+2ast, M.Schulze-Pals 12+6reb, A.Young 11+14reb+5ast, P.Gunther 8+1reb+6ast, P.Mazur 8+6reb
Herten Lions: A.Bowie 19+4reb, C.Hackenesch 17+7reb+1ast, W.Taylor 15+12reb, T.Schonborn 13+3reb+1ast, B.Larrieu 10+2reb, F.Sadek 10+5reb+3ast


gschID: 185104


Hannover - Oldenburg 94-78

Recklinghausen - Stahnsdorf 74-52

Recklinghausen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to RSV Eintracht's 26 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Recklinghausen forced 24 RSV Eintracht turnovers and outrebounded them 37-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 18 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Daniel Leithner (200-91) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Four Recklinghausen players scored in double figures. Power forward Yannick Evans (202-86) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and center Michael Haucke (210-85) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: T.Grauel 15+3reb+1ast, Y.Evans 15+5reb, M.Haucke 9+9reb+1ast, R.Jorch 4+2reb, N.Schumann 3+2reb+1ast, E.Muller 3
Recklinghausen: D.Leithner 14+3reb+1ast, P.Carney 14+1reb+3ast, R.Franklin 12+18reb+8ast, B.Wolff 11+3reb, F.Werner 7+1reb+2ast, A.Steed 6+4reb+1ast


gschID: 185101


Schwelm - Dorsten 100-72

The game was mostly controlled by SG Schwelmer Baskets. Dorsten was better in fourth quarter 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Dorsten's 46. They outrebounded Dorsten 39-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. American guard Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) scored 29 points and 7 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Lars Wendt (190-92) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American guard Gene Hagner (190-83) scored 17 points.


Top scorers:
Dorsten: G.Hagner 17+4reb+3ast, C.Jones 15+5reb+4ast, N.Janoschek 12+3reb+1ast, R.Crews 10+1reb, G.Budde 10+1reb, J.Cadmus 4+2reb
Schwelm: J.Coles 29+7reb+2ast, L.Wendt 19+5reb+7ast, D.Hamilton 16+6reb+2ast, A.Kronhardt 14+4reb, S.Schroter 8+2reb+1ast, D.Fiorentino 6+4reb+2ast


gschID: 185102


SU Medien - MTV Wolfenbuettel 97-79

Spot Up Medien Baskets forced 22 Herzoege Wolfenbuettel turnovers. Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) notched 28 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and international point guard Dennis Schroeder (185-93) supported him with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Even 21 points by center Frank Theis (200-82) did not help to save the game for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) added 9 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: F.Theis 21+3reb+1ast, D.Nawrocki 14+1reb, J.Hanley 11+2reb+1ast, H.Knopke 9+3reb+7ast, S.Schubert 8+2reb, M.Poeschel 5+4reb+2ast
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 28+4reb+4ast, D.Schroeder 21+5reb+7ast, E.Land 11+3reb+1ast, L.Gertz 8+2reb+1ast, J.Wessels 6+1reb+1ast, O.Angerstein 6+4reb+2ast


gschID: 185103


Rist Wedel - BSW Sixers 86-84

The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 24-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for SC Rist Wedel especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) scored 22 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Fabian Boeke (211-86, college: Washington St.) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel (2-0) keeps a position of Group North leader, which they share with 3 other teams.


Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: R.Schirmer 19+7reb, P.Harrison 16+4reb+1ast, J.Simmons 16+5reb+3ast, T.Lipke 13+5reb+2ast, S.Ahnsehl 8+2reb+3ast, F.Diestelhorst 8+1reb+2ast
Rist Wedel: M.Boadu 22+7reb+8ast, A.Johnston 19+2reb+6ast, F.Boeke 19+10reb+2ast, I.Akpinar 11+3reb+4ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 9+2reb, P.Huber-Saffer 6+2reb+2ast


gschID: 185100


Group South
Dresden - Konstanz 78-92

The game was mostly controlled by ifm Baskets Konstanz. Dresden was better in third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ifm Baskets Konstanz shot 61.8 percent from the field. Mali forward Oumar Sylla (201-84, college: Richmond) scored 28 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four ifm Baskets Konstanz players scored in double figures. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach Marko Radulovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) responded with 26 points and his fellow American import guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) scored 27 points. ifm Baskets Konstanz (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams.


Top scorers:
Dresden: J.Boucher 27+2reb, A.Jones 26+4reb+1ast, A.Heide 7+4reb, R.Haas 7+3reb, J.Benson 6+3reb, P.Rulke 4+3reb
Konstanz: O.Sylla 28+5reb, F.Henningsen 21+6reb, L.Menck 15+5reb, E.Foth 10+6reb, P.Leidig 8, H.Schinke 3+1reb


gschID: 186839


Hanau - Langen 76-67

The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 21-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) who scored 15 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Center Marian Schick (204-86) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) produced 12 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Langen: M.Woody 12+9reb+1ast, T.Jahn 12+5reb+1ast, P.Reyes 11+2reb+2ast, S.Barth 9+2ast, G.Raebel 8+1ast, J.Domdey 7+2reb+2ast
Hanau: A.Sharda 15+4reb+8ast, L.Sullivan 12+6reb+1ast, M.Schick 12+9reb+3ast, M.Voeller 9+5reb, M.Moelle 9+2reb+1ast, R.Huelsewede 8+3reb+1ast


gschID: 186840


Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren 77-79

Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Strangely Noerdlingen outrebounded Licher Baeren 49-27 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists during the contest. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. American guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Fabian Brutting (189-88) scored 21 points and 4 assists.


Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: F.Brutting 21+2reb+4ast, B.Hogg 16+10reb+4ast, J.Eichler 13+11reb+1ast, S.Schmoll 10+9reb+2ast, D.Rastatter 7+6reb+3ast, K.Johnson 7+9reb+2ast
Licher Baeren: J.Jones 17+2reb+5ast, J.Hirschberg 15+3reb+1ast, J.Swanson 14+10reb+1ast, M.Perl 10+2reb+1ast, A.Klisura 9+4reb+1ast, V.Klassen 9+2reb+6ast


gschID: 186841


Bayer Giants - Fraport SKY II 76-93

The game was mostly controlled by Fraport Skyliners II. Bayer Giants was better in fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fraport Skyliners II shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Point guard Konstantin Klein (187-91) had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Danilo Barthel (207-91) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) responded with 23 points and Goetz Twiehoff (198-85) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win.


Bayer Giants: A.Parker 23+1reb+3ast, G.Twiehoff 15+8reb+3ast, O.Legankovas 13+6reb+2ast, J.Eggleston 10+7reb+2ast, M.Rass 9+2ast, M.Brueggemann 2+2reb
Fraport SKY II: K.Klein 23+5reb+10ast, D.Barthel 16+11reb+3ast, J.Voigtmann 14+2reb+3ast, J.Novak 12+5reb+1ast, A.Musovic 9+2ast, N.Vukovic 9+5reb+3ast


gschID: 186842


TSV Troester - Dragons 71-77

TSV Troester trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 21-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-77 at the end of the game. Dragons Rhoendorf dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TSV Troester's 26 and made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) chipped in 11 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Guard Alexander Engel (188-93) responded with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Johannes Richter (206-93) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
TSV Troester: J.Richter 14+5reb+1ast, D.Taylor 12+4reb+2ast, T.Korndoerfer 10+4reb+1ast, A.Engel 10+6reb+6ast, D.Hall 9+4reb, S.Dinkel 8+2ast
Dragons: G.Robinson 22+9reb+1ast, N.Larsen 17+1reb+2ast, F.Koch 17+6reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 11+13reb+3ast, E.Tukiss 8+1reb, S.Tratnjek 2+1ast


gschID: 186843


Weissenhorn - Leitershofen 87-79

Leitershofen was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 48-37 second half run of Weissenhorn Youngstars. They outrebounded Leitershofen 41-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Leitershofen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Walt Gibler (200, college: Loyola, IL) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Leitershofen.

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Top scorers:
Leitershofen: L.Hughey 22+10reb+2ast, W.Gibler 16+6reb+2ast, P.Wischnewski 16+1reb, R.Froehlich 9+2reb, J.Genck 7+2ast, A.Chalusiak 5+1reb+3ast
Weissenhorn: M.Hesson 25+12reb+1ast, K.Gausa 15+3reb+4ast, D.Theis 14+10reb, T.Joenke 13+8reb+7ast, P.Vojkovic 8, M.Heberlein 8+5reb+3ast


gschID: 186844


10/7/2012 5:14:58 PMStandings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 7: Goettingen - Vechta 87-64
Oct. 6: Karlsruhe - ETB Wohnbau 85-50
Oct. 7: Duesseldorf - Leipzig 82-63
Oct. 7: Finke Baskets - Cuxhaven 80-67
Oct. 6: Gotha - Ehingen 76-88
Oct. 7: Chemnitz - Kirchheim 69-85
Oct. 7: NBC - Jena 107-101
Oct. 7: Heidelberg - Crailsheim 100-85

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Leipzig - Heidelberg
Oct. 13: Ehingen - Duesseldorf
Oct. 13: Duesseldorf - Gotha
Oct. 13: Kirchheim - Finke Baskets
Oct. 13: Jena - Chemnitz
Oct. 13: ETB Wohnbau - NBC
Oct. 13: Vechta - Karlsruhe
Oct. 13: Crailsheim - Goettingen


10/7/2012 7:59:29 AM Virgil Matthews (Erdgas Ehingen) We Just Need To Gel And Play Hard Much Like Goettingen Did When They Were In The First League - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Virgil Matthews (188-G-83, college: Montana) is a 29 year old 188cm guard from Federal Way, Washington that is playing in Germany in the PRO B for Erdgas Ehingen now in his third season. He played at Montana (NCAA) and in his senior year played 31 games: 10.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.0apg, 1.7spg, FG: 49.8%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 76.1%. In 2006-2007, he turned professional and came to Germany and played for KICKZ Muenchen Basket (Germany-2.Bundesliga): 29 games: 18.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.2apg, 2.6spg, 2FGP: 57.3%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 66.5%. In 2007-2008, he played for Tacoma Jazz (IBL). In 2008-2009, he returned back to Germany and played for Schwelmer Baskets (Germany-Regionalliga). In 2009-2010, he played for Olympia Reign (IBL, starting five): 21 games: 23.1ppg, 7.2rpg and for Seattle Aviators (NABL).In 2010-2011, he played his first season for Erdgas Ehingen playing 32 games: 11.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 71.3%. Last season for Ehingen, he played 28 games: 11.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-3 (1.9spg), FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 77.1%. This past summer, he played for the Olympia Reign (IBL): 13 games: 10.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 44.2%, FT: 75.0%. Awards and Achievements in his career have been , Big Sky Conf. Regular Season Runner-Up -05, 06, Big Sky Conf. Tournament Winner -05, 06, Big Sky Tournament MVP -06, Big Sky All-Tournament Team -06, All-Big Sky Honorable Mention -06, and USBasket.com All-IBL Honorable Mention -10. He spoke to Eurobasket about the upcoming 2012-2013 PRO A season.

You are back in Germany now playing your third season for Ehingen. How was your summer. What was your coolist experience on and off the court?

My coolest experience had to be moving up from pro b versus Nurnberg in front of our fans it was a great day. Off the court it has to be bus pulling something most people can't say they have done.

Last season for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-ProA), you played 28 games: 11.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-3 (1.9spg), FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 77.1%. How happy were you about your own play last season?

I was disappointed I felt I could've done more I felt I wasn't aggressive enough and had some bad games in crucial times that cost us a playoff spot.

On what things were you able to work on this summer and how did a normal work out day look like for you?

Well I am part of a non-profit organization called Academy of Future College Athletes (afcaathletes.org) so that took up most of my summer more training kids than myself. But personal thing for me was flexibility so I spent a lot of time at home stretching, then I would play pickup and shoot afterwards, finish the day with weights and another workout


You played together with German big man Andreas Buechert last season. He is back in the Beko BBL with the LTi Giessen 46ers. Will he finally make his break through and what do you like most about his game?

Andi has a first league body and was the most athletic big man in the league, if he keeps his head on straight I don't see why he can't have a big season.

You are back with Erdgas Ehingen for a third season. What were the main reasons for coming back?

Familiarity, when you only have offers from other teams in your same league and the money doesn't vary much its easier just to go back to what you know, I feel Ralph knows me and I know him we kind of fit.


Erdgas Ehingen has been known for developing young German players successfully for years and it wont be any different this year. There are only two Americans on the team. What is the goal of the team?

To win games do what we didn't last year and make the breakthrough to the playoffs. We have young players but they are talented we just need to gel and play hard much like Goettingen did when they were in the first league.

American Andre Calvin will be playing his second season together with you at Ehingen. Will he have to increase his production from last year for the team to be successful?

I'm sure Ajay would say he needs to have a better season I don't doubt he will he's worked hard this summer and has looked good already in the preseason, but we will definitely need him

How much potential does German Kenneth Ogbe have? What do you like most about his game?

Kenneth's potential is high I saw that the first year I was here, he was slowed by a back injury last season but i'm hearing now he looks really good. I think he's athletic and very long for a point guard, I think he will be a special player.

Have you taken German talent Malik Mueller some what under your wing? What tips do you give him to improve his game?

I'm always hard on Malik, but I think he has a lot of potential the only tips I give him is to work on point guard skills but he knows that, but he can score already at a high level.


Your ex teammate Kevin Bright is going to test the brutal waters of the NCAA at Vanderbilt. Will he make the breakthrough in the NCAA down the road?

I definitely think Kevin will make a breakthrough I think it will be soon if not this year then next, he has a lot of talent I think sky is the limit for kev, may see him on draft day in a few years.

Who wins a game in their prime the Dream team or Team USA 2012?

I was a big 2012 guy then one of my friends showed me David Robinsons stats from the next season, I just don't think anyone from this years team USA could match up so I gotta say Dream Team


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Tower Heist with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy pretty funny!

Thanks Virgil for the chat



10/7/2012 5:17:21 PMStats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Cuxhaven
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Thomas, Cuxhaven24.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau22.7 
 3. Brazelton, NBC22.7 
 4. Barker, Jena20.7 
 5. Dixon, Heidelberg20.0 
 6. Jost, Finke Baske.20.0 
 7. Anderson, Ehingen19.0 
 8. Chavis, NBC18.7 
 9. Thompson, NBC17.7 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  NBC
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Thompson, NBC12.3 
 2. Richardson, Karls.10.7 
 3. Gadley, Leipzig10.7 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 5. Dennis, Finke B.9.7 
 6. Black, Karlsruhe8.3 
 7. Jones, Chemnitz8.0 
 8. Unterluggaue., Ehi.8.0 
 9. Baker, Gotha7.7 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Gotha
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smith, Gotha8.0 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.7 
 3. Brazelton, NBC6.7 
 4. Bynum, Chemnitz6.0 
 5. Matthews, Ehingen5.7 
 6. Coleman, Crailsheim5.3 
 7. Williams, Vechta5.0 
 8. Phillips, Goetting.5.0 
 9. Barker, Jena5.0 
 10. Grimaldi, Goettin.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim4.0 
 2. Pratt, Cuxhaven3.0 
 3. Williams, Vechta2.5 
 4. Jost, Finke Baske.2.3 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.3 
 6. Reyes-N., Jena2.0 
 7. Heindel, Heidelberg2.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven2.0 
 9. Stuckemann, Vechta2.0 
 10. Aud, Finke Baske.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan DE MICHAEL
  NBC
  (205-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. De Michael, NBC2.3 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg2.0 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.7 
 4. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Lathan, Gotha1.3 
 7. Menck, Karlsruhe1.3 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen1.0 
 9. Adomaitis, Jena0.7 
 10. Jost, Finke Bask.0.7 



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10/7/2012 11:11:16 AMPromotieDivisie Scores Round 2-3: Things taking shape - by Terry Cooper

Round 2 and 3 had some teams waking up and getting things back in place so the climb to winning would not be harder down the line. The first round was an introduction of new teams in the league and what type of presence could be presented early. Now that week 3 is completed, Things are taking some type of shape as teams are getting it together fast. In Round 2 Rotterdam2 won over Almonte 72-64 while MSV/Zeemacht won over UBALL 74-67. Groene Uilen won over Punch 67-58 while Binneland bounced back from week one to win over APOLLO2 74-62. Orca's won over Red Giants 92-83 while De Hoppers beat the Cangaroes 81-71. Finally Z&Z2 won over Almere at home 66-55 to end week 2. Round 3 started with Red Giants edging UBALL 59-56 and APOLLO2 cruising 90-67 over Rotterdam2. Groene Uilen won over De Hoppers 83-62 while Cangaroes defeated Z&Z2 70-57. Almonte bounced back to win over Punch 64-56 and Almere won a close one over MSV/Zeemacht 79-78. Finally Orca's won over Binneland 69-58 to close week 3. Orca's so far with the play of former DBL player Jesper Jobse (203-C/F-84) are making a statement early in the league but can they continue this play for the season? They do have the experience and Orca's do a have great plan to get most of Landstede, Red Giants, and former DBL top players to play there, but I'm not made at'cha. Stay tuned

Round 2 Scores:

Rotterdam2 72-64 Almonte
MSV/Zeemacht 74-67 UBALL
Groene Uilen 67-58 Punch
Binnenland 74-62 BC APOLLO2
Red Giants 83-92 Martho Flexwerk Orca's
De Hoppers 81-71 Cangeroes
Z&Z2 66-55 Almere Pioneers

Round 3 Scores:

UBALL 56-59 Red Giants
BC APOLLO2 90-67 Rotterdam2
Martho Flexwerk Orca's 69-5 Binnenland
De Hoppers 62-83 Groene Uilen
Cangeroes 70-57 Z&Z2
Almonte 64-56 Punch
Almere Pioneers 79-78 MSV/Zeemacht


10/7/2012 3:57:33 PMStandings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: BC Apollo 2 - Rotterdam 2 90-67
Oct. 6: Almere P. - MSV/Zeemacht 79-78
Oct. 6: Cangeroes - Leiden 2 70-57
Oct. 6: Orca's Urk - Binnenland 69-65
Oct. 6: Almere P. - Punch 64-56
Oct. 6: De Hoppers - De Groene 62-83
Oct. 6: UBALL - Red Giants 56-59

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Rotterdam 2 - Orca''s Urk
Oct. 13: Leiden 2 - De Hoppers
Oct. 13: Punch - BC Apollo 2
Oct. 13: De Groene - Almonte
Oct. 13: MSV/Zeemacht - Cangeroes
Oct. 13: Red Giants - Almere P.
Oct. 13: Binnenland - UBALL



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10/7/2012 7:56:31 PMDomino's League - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Domino's league started tonight with three games. One went to over time & another one decided on last minute. Teams still rusty as usual in first rounds

Tindastoll 79 Stjarnan 90. Stjarnan starts with good away win. Bad three point shooting 5/27 %19 and free throw 8/18 %44 was Tindastoll big problem in the game
Stjarnan as a team shooting 85% from free throw line.Top scorers for TindastollHelgi Rafn Viggosson 20. Fridrik Hreinsson 16. Isacc Miles 13.
For Stjarnan. Marvin Valdimarsson 26. Justin Shouse 22. Dagur Kr Jonsson 14.

Fjolnir 93 KR 90. Hard to say that teams offense where that good even both score 90 +, main reason for that was weak defense. Lot of turnovers and mistakes.
Good win for Fjolnir.
Top scorers for Fjolnir Christopher Matthews 30. Arni Ragnarsson 19. Bjorgvin Rikhardsson11
For KR. Brynjar Bjornsson 24. Martin Hermannsson 21 15/16 from free throw line. Danero Thomas 15. Finnur Magnusson 15.

KFI 95 Skallagrimur 94. Big game for both teams who are the new one on the league. Overtime was needed to secure the win. Mirko Virijevic was KFI hero by scoring last 4 points for them.
Pall Axel Vilbergsson was hot from outside tonight.
Scorers. Bradford Spencer 25. Mirko Virijevic 21, Chris-Miller Williams 18 for KFI. Pall Axel Vilbergsson (197-F/G-78) 45. Carlos Medlock 18 for Skallagrim



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10/7/2012 10:29:56 AMGorgan Off season moves - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou (T)

Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality signed 4 new players . After loosing Hamed Hosseinzadeh (188-G) and Sasoon Abramian (206-F/C-87) and Mr.Kabir decision to not re-new Asgarnejad (201-F-70) , \Allahverdi (197-F-82) , Abolmasoumi (195-F-81) and Nili (86) contract , Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team starts making new foundation for 2012-13 season. At first move Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team signed Mojtaba Bani Aghil (190-G-81). Bani Aghil is from Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality city and played 7 seasons for Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team before , in last 2 season he was playing for Azad. After signing Bani Aghil for making back court Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team head coach Mr.Kabir Decided to sign Kaveh Nourafza (180-G-86). Nourafza played 4 season for Mahram . in 2011-12 season Nourafza played in Niroo Zamini team in Div2 ( cause Military service !! ). Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality third move is signing experienced guy , Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality signed Babak Nezafatch (190-G/F-77) , most Experienced guy in the league! Babak Nezafatch played for Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality in 2009-10 season when he was Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team captain. Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality 4th new played is young big man Hadizadeh Sina (204-F/C-92). Hadizadeh played for Mahan in 2011-12 season. after Hadizadeh for completing inside players Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality signed Mahammad Ali Zarahlouj , this guy also played for Mahan in 2011-12 season.
For completing roster Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality team gonna sign 2-3 more new players and will re-new some players contract.



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10/7/2012 3:37:53 PMNivea Superleague Weekend Report - by Patrick Maher



Nivea Superleague Weekend Report

UL Eagles soared to the top of the Nivea for Mens Superleague table at the weekend with a comprehensive 84 to 59 win over old rivals Killester in Limerick.

They were quickly joined at the top by UCC Demons who overcame a depleted Dublin Inter side in Cork while there were also wins for UCD Marian, who scraped by a resilient Bord Gais Neptune outfit and DCU Saints who returned to winning ways with a good victory over Moycullen.

Speaking after the Killester Eagles game Saturday night, UL head coach Mark Keenan found it difficult to criticise any part of his teams performance in what turned out to be a resounding win.

We won all the battles really. It was a dominant performance. We got off to a great start and that set the mindset for the rest of the game. We blew the game open early and never really looked back, said Keenan.

The performance was much needed by Eagles, who despite winning the double last season, struggled in the early stages of that campaign. With the new league format this season abolishing playoffs, Eagles can ill-afford another poor pre-Christmas run of form.

A win such as Saturday night's over perennial contenders Killester should do a lot to raise the confidence in the defending champions camps following a shaky performance in the opener the week before where they were forced to overturn a big deficit to beat Bord Gais Neptune with a last second shot.

Unfortunately for Neptune, they were on the wrong side of another tight one Saturday night again, losing in a close affair away from home against UCD Marian. Tight throughout, Marian were able to find their shooting form when it mattered most to pull away by six points in the end, winning 70 to 64.

I thought we deserved to win the game. It was the second game in a row that we have played good defence and that is what I want this team to be based on, said Marian head coach Sasa Punosevac.

We didnt score a lot outside in the first half but in the final quarter we started to make some shots and that turned the game for us.

Meanwhile DCU Saints avoided a second surprise defeat in as many weeks by overturning a half time deficit at home against Moycullen to win comfortably 81 60.

Buoyed by the return of influential centre Martins Provisors, who missed week one with a broken cheekbone, Saints clamped down on Moycullen's early rhythm as the game entered the latter stages.

We took over in the second half. Moycullen played well in the first and caught us with a number of three pointers in transition as well as punishing us whenever we stuck a hand in, remarked Saints head coach Dave Donnelly.

At the break we stressed just honest defence and knuckled down. Martins back was a big factor and Mike Trimmer had a lot of success posting up for us.

A veteran of many campaigns, Trimmer managed to finish as top scorer with 18 points despite coming off the bench while fellow seasoned campaigner Pat Glover chipped in with 14.

Sundays sole game in the Nivea for Mens Superleague turned out to be somewhat less dramatic than many would have hoped as UCC Demons showed their class to clinically dispose of an under-strength Dublin Inter team 102 to 70.

After the game, Demons head coach Paul Kelleher praised his sides team work and ability to share to ball. Our decision making was very sharp and even though we started slow, when we did get going we punished them for not punishing us early on when they had their chances.

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague Results Saturday October 6th

DCU Saints 81, Moycullen 60;

UCD Marian 70, Bord Gais Neptune 64;

UL Eagles 84, Killester 59;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One Results Saturday October 6th

Maree 111, Donegal Town 63;

MOF Chemists Titans 59, Templeogue 69;

Dublin Thunder 58, Team Left Bank Kilkenny 18;

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague Results Sunday October 7th

UCC Demons 102, Dublin Inter 70;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One Results Sunday October 7th

Blue Demons 90, Ballon BC 65;

Team Left Bank Kilkenny 55, Fr Matthews 47

Courtesy....

Cian Nihill www.basketballireland.ie

The Demons / Ballon game was essentially a one sided affair throughout in demons favour essentially with the quicker style of play adopted by demons being the difference.Ballon missing 2 regular starters however may prove a different proposition next time round.Carlton Cuffe returning to Demons this season brings in more firepower and solid defence.New to demons this season is the advantage players can have from being together since last season.New import player Graham proved successful in adapting his game to his new team though will need to step up when games become more difficult and he will be relied upon to score even more and rebound effectively as well.Graham,s minutes were somewhat restricted today a strategy coach Kelleher will need to be careful with in the future given players can get "cold" on the bench.Niall O Reilly,s shooting touch today was superb and he must surely be asked to be included in the upcoming International against England.For Ballon a difference in styles meant some difficulty offensively where putting the ball on the floor with the intention of a dribble drive to the basket and a subsequent "dish" to a teamate for a shot proved innefective with turnovers occurring as an outcome as the demons players are anticipating and saying to themselves "hey this guy,s not really a scoring threat in the way we are used to from regularly styled players".the more regular european competitions have this as a base strategy and often have guys acting as spot up shooters to capitalise on the penetration to the paing.Ballon today however failed to connect on enough of the shots this penetrate and dish strategy produced something which if the team works on effectively can be very productive.
Aurimas Statkus (201-F/C-81)



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10/7/2012 10:50:31 AMNes Ziona& Afula won the National League pre season tournament - by Netanel Dahan

Nes Ziona won the south tournament after beating Hod Hasharon 91-63 in the finals.

Top Scorers:
Nes Ziona- Blair 20 pts, Tal Dunne 14 pts.

Hod Hasharon- Asenti 21 pts, Walker 19 pts.

Hapoel Afula won the North tournament after winning Ramat Gan 82-77 in the finals.

Top Scoeres:

Afula: Allen Dourham 26 pts, Anthony Fisher 18 pts, Elad Eliyahu 10 pts.

Ramat Gan- Tyron Kent 23 pts, Itay Grinboim 17 pts.

The Winner national league will start on the 16th of this month (OCT).



10/7/2012 8:34:51 AMMaccabi wins preseason title. Logan, Caner-Medley, Simpson & Allen standout - by David Pick

Led by sharp-shooting David Logan (24), Maccabi Tel-Aviv clinched its third consecutive preseason Israeli cup title with a rough 75-65 (40-39) battle against last year's Israeli league Cinderella Maccabi Ashdod.

Maccabi's recent high-flying signee Malcolm Thomas suited up but didn't partake in the contest and is expected to debut on Thursday against Spanish Unicaja Malaga in the teams' Euroleague opening game.

Behind rookie guard Chris Allen, forward Kenny Gabriel and big man Diamon Simpson, Ashdod took a surprising 13-2 lead and 17-13 first quarter advantage. Logan, the tournaments Most Valuable Player along with Israeli point guard Moran Roth (9) began to rally back completing a 40-39 halftime comeback and 55-53 lead entering the final period.

In the final frame, Logan (the only Tel Aviv player to score in double-digits) and Allen continued their shootout but it was the Euroleague guard with six treys on the night and eight points down the stretch, who closed the curtain on the Southern Israeli team.

Forwards Lior Eliyahu (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) (9) and Niklas Caner-Medley (Agency: Beo Basket) (8) combined for 14 rebounds while Guy Pnini (4) took on the distributing roll with five dimes for Tel Aviv.

Simpson, a 6-foot-7 mobile power forward out of St.Mary's University toyed with Tel Aviv's big man collecting 20 points and 12 rebounds en route to impressive tournament averages of 20.6 points and 13.3 rebounds.

Iowa State alumnus guard Allen (20) showcased both his shooting range and passing skills finishing with a game high six dimes, while versatile swingman Kenny Gabriel (10) exploded above the rim. Ashdod's ex-VCU Ram Jamie Skeen failed to impress with two points in 22 minutes of action.





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10/7/2012 4:41:41 PMStandings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Cimberio VA - Sidigas AV 91-83
Oct. 6: Sutor MGR - Banco di Sard. 79-85
Oct. 6: Angelico BI - Pesaro 78-82
Oct. 7: Acea Virtus RM - Cantu 70-84
Oct. 3: SAIE3 BO - EA7 Armani 67-64
Oct. 6: JuveCaserta - Vanoli CR 63-60
Oct. 6: Umana VE - Trenkwalder RE 60-58

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 14: Banco di Sard. - Cantu
Oct. 14: Pesaro - Umana VE
Oct. 14: Cimberio VA - Montepaschi SI
Oct. 14: Sidigas AV - EA7 Armani
Oct. 14: Angelico BI - JuveCaserta
Oct. 14: Acea Virtus RM - Trenkwalder RE
Oct. 14: Sutor MGR - SAIE3 BO
Oct. 14: Enel Brindisi - Vanoli CR


10/7/2012 2:36:08 PMNBA Europe Live 2012: Boston dismantle Emporio Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Armani - Boston Celtics 75:105

Boston Celtics played their second game on the NBA Europe Live Tour. They visited EA7 Armani at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The US team proved the strength claiming a comprehensive victory. Rajon Rondo (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kentucky) and Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) nailed 17 points each to lead the winners.
Boston exploded with 34 points in the first quarter to take a 3-point advantage. They increased the pressure in the second frame. EA7 Armani scored just 11 points in the period as the Celtics opened a 13-point lead 55:42. Boston continued to dominate in the second half. The Celtics extended the lead to 22 points with one quarter remaining 81:59. Boston did not slow down in the final frame and rolled to the victory at the end. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) provided 14 points, while Terry, Lee and Bass added 11 points each for the winners. Ioannis Bourousis (7'0''-C-83, agency: FCM) answered with 15 points and 14 boards for EA7 Armani. Malik Hairston (6'6''-G/F-87, college: Oregon) and Alessandro Gentile (6'7''-G/F-92) netted 11 points apiece in the loss.

EA7 Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 15+14 boards, Malik Hairston 11, Alessandro Gentile 11
Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo 17, Jeff Green 17, Paul Pierce 14



10/7/2012 5:33:13 PMNazionale A Round 2 results - by Eurobasket News

Agrigento - Mirandola 83-76

It looked good early as Mirandola took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Agrigento had a 29-11 second period charge getting the lead and Mirandola was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-83. Agrigento forced 23 Mirandola turnovers. Guard Paolo Mossi (193-76) notched 9 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and center Quirino De Laurentiis (206-92) supported him with 12 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds by forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) did not help to save the game for Mirandola. point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) added 16 points and 5 assists for the guests. Five Mirandola players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Mirandola: M.Venturelli 16+2reb+1ast, A.Pilotti 16+6reb, J.Losi 16+2reb+5ast, L.Pignatti 12+14reb, A.Mancin 10+11reb+1ast, M.Vorzillo 4+1reb
Agrigento: Q.De Laurentiis 12+5reb, X.Brown 11, P.Mossi 9+8ast, R.Castelli 9+6reb+1ast, A.Quarisa 9+5reb, V.Di Viccaro 8+1ast


gschID: 191620


Firenze - Bologna 90-82

Firenze forced 19 Bologna turnovers and outrebounded them 42-26 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Massimiliano Sanna (195-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Five Firenze and four Bologna players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Bologna: R.Pederzini 19+6reb, A.Piazza 17+3reb+4ast, V.Circosta 16+2reb+2ast, M.Raminelli 14+6reb, J.Silimbani 7+4reb+2ast, C.Tullio 7+4reb
Firenze: D.Casadei 24+11reb+3ast, S.Rabaglietti 22+2reb, S.Spizzichini 15+6reb, M.Sanna 14+10reb+2ast, M.Caroldi 10+3reb+5ast, M.Magini 3+1ast


gschID: 191621


Castelletto - Chieti 89-72

The game was mostly controlled by Castelletto. Chieti was better in second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Castelletto shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The former international point guard Federico Bolzonella (184-84) notched 26 points to lead the effort and point guard Alexander Simoncelli (188-86, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 17 points and 10 assists. Even 17 points and 6 rebounds by naturalized San Marino Andrea Raschi (198-79) did not help to save the game for Chieti. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the guests.


Top scorers:
Chieti: A.Raschi 17+6reb+2ast, S.Gatti 14+1ast, M.Diomede 13+1ast, E.Rossi 13+10reb, F.Gialloreto 6+4reb+3ast, S.Rajola 4+6reb+5ast
Castelletto: F.Bolzonella 26+3reb+3ast, A.Simoncelli 17+10ast, A.Ranuzzi 14+6reb+5ast, M.Pazzi 14+4reb+1ast, F.Ihedioha 8+13reb+1ast, N.Damiani 6+6reb+1ast


gschID: 191617


Casalpusterlengo - Torino 75-69

The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-18 Torino's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 75-69 at the end of the game. Tommaso Marino (190-86, agency: Interperformances) notched 15 points and 9 assists to lead the effort and power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Casalpusterlengo players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) did not help to save the game for Torino. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
Torino: J.Wojciechowski 20+12reb, M.Evangelisti 15+5reb, L.Gergati 11+1ast, D.Sandri 6+6reb+4ast, F.Baldi Rossi 6+5reb, C.Tommasini 4+1ast
Casalpusterlengo: T.Marino 15+2reb+9ast, A.Chiumenti 15+9reb, G.Ricci 12+8reb, R.Prandin 12+2reb+2ast, S.Fiorito 11+1reb, F.Bellina 6+5reb


gschID: 191618


Bari - Matera 81-74

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Matera won third quarter 27-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bari won last quarter 24-18. They made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Matera only scored ten points from the stripe. They outrebounded Matera 47-25 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) scored 26 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Bari players scored in double figures. Naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) responded with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and the former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) scored 22 points.


Top scorers:
Matera: M.Rezzano 22+4reb+1ast, C.Sebastian Vico 15+9reb+5ast, C.Cantone 10+3reb+4ast, A.Vitale 8+4reb+4ast, M.Cozzoli 8, C.Grappasonni 7+3reb
Bari: A.Ruggiero 26+4reb+5ast, L.Bisconti 15+11reb+2ast, D.Bonessio 13+13reb+1ast, T.Laquintana 12+7reb+1ast, S.Bonfiglio 11+3reb+3ast, M.Cardillo 4+5reb


gschID: 191619


Treviglio - Recanati 81-76


It looked good early as Recanati took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Treviglio had a 25-9 second period charge getting the lead and Recanati was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-81. Point guard Simone Ferrarese (182-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The former international guard Davide Reati (193-88) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Marco Tagliabue (206-86) added 13 points in the effort for Recanati. Four Recanati players scored in double figures. Recanati's coach Piero Coen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
Recanati: A.Pierini 23+5reb, M.Tagliabue 13+4reb, M.Gnaccarini 11+2reb+1ast, G.Cantagalli 11+4reb+1ast, M.Maganza 7+7reb, N.Benedusi 5+2reb
Treviglio: S.Ferrarese 25+2reb+5ast, D.Reati 17+8reb+5ast, G.Maspero 14+2reb+2ast, R.Perego 9+9reb, L.Molinaro 7+4reb+1ast, T.Carnovali 6+1reb+1ast


gschID: 191613


Perugia - San Severo 65-77
hID: 191615


Lucca - Latina Basket 66-60

Latina Basket was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 23-12 charge of Lucca, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 28 Latina Basket turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Latina Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Davide Parente (188-83) notched 23 points and 9 steals to lead the effort and guard Andrea Barsanti (189-86) supported him with 12 points and 5 steals. Even a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds by forward Marco Arrigoni (198-91) did not help to save the game for Latina Basket. Andrea Pastore (190-94) added 14 points for the guests. Four Latina Basket players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Latina Basket: A.Pastore 14+2reb, M.Arrigoni 11+12reb+1ast, T.Plateo 10, F.Gagliardo 10+5reb, R.Santolamazza 6+7reb+1ast, M.Micevic 4+5reb
Lucca: D.Parente 23+2reb, A.Barsanti 12+1reb, R.Casagrande 9+4reb, M.Negri 6+4reb, S.Zanotti 6+2reb, D.Banti 5+5reb


gschID: 191616


Omegna - Reggio Calabr. 76-82

The guests were already 18 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 27-15 Omegna's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-76 at the end of the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Omegna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Marco Caprari (195-76) notched 24 points to lead the effort and guard Giacomo Mariani (191-86) supported him with 7 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds by forward Stefano Masciadri (200-89) did not help to save the game for Omegna. Guard Andrea Saccaggi (192-89, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Omegna: S.Masciadri 14+10reb, M.Toure 14, M.Jovancic 12+2reb, A.Saccaggi 12+4reb+1ast, M.Farioli 11+2reb, R.Silvestrini 5+3reb
Reggio Calabr.: M.Caprari 24+4reb+3ast, L.Fontecchio 16+2reb+1ast, A.Fabi 14+2reb+2ast, M.Ammannato 12+3reb+1ast, G.Mariani 7+11reb+5ast, F.Quaglia 6+2reb


gschID: 191612



10/7/2012 4:39:09 PMLega2 Round 1: LegaDue hits the road with eight games - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Lega 2 just started. There was no lack of interesting games this round.

Trieste - Aget Imola 74-64

Aget Imola (0-1) recorded its first loss on the court of Trieste. Visitors were defeated by Trieste 74-64. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 21-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Jobey Thomas (194-80, college: Charlotte) nailed 21 points for the winning side and his fellow American import power forward Brandon Brown (202-81, college: Tulane) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard D.J. Gay (183-89, college: San Diego St.) came up with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists and the former international forward Rodolfo Valenti (198-80) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Aget Imola in the defeat. Trieste will play against Brescia on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aget Imola will play against Prima Veroli.
Top scorers:
Aget Imola: D.Gay 14+7reb+9ast, F.Foiera 11+2reb+1ast, S.Zagorac 11, R.Valenti 9+6reb, F.Zanelli 5+2reb, F.Masoni 5
Trieste: J.Thomas 21+4reb+3ast, B.Brown 14+10reb+3ast, A.Filloy 10+2reb+3ast, M.Ruzzier 9+7reb, M.Meshcharakou 9+2reb, M.Carra 4+1ast
gschID: 188749


Orlandina - Givova Scafati 65-72

Givova Scafati defeated Orlandina on the road 72-65. Orlandina was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Givova Scafati, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Orlandina turnovers. American forward Ronald Slay (203-81, college: Tennessee, agency: David Lee services) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Brazilian swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU) chipped in 20 points. At the losing side forward Andrea Benevelli (202-85, agency: Two Points) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Talor Battle (183-88, college: Penn St.) scored 22 points and 5 assists. Orlandina will play next round against strong Bologna trying to get back on the winning streak. Givova Scafati will try to continue on its current victory against Trento at home.
Top scorers:
Orlandina: T.Battle 22+2reb+5ast, A.Young 17+6reb+1ast, A.Benevelli 16+12reb+1ast, O.George 5+6reb+1ast, R.Rullo 3+1reb+5ast, M.Poletti 2+6reb+1ast
Givova Scafati: R.Slay 31+13reb+2ast, J.Tavernari 20+2reb+2ast, K.Mays 7+1reb+4ast, A.Ghiacci 6+6reb, F.Bushati 2+4reb, P.Baldassarre 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 188750


Napoli - Tezenis VE 86-69

Napoli beat the opponent from Verona 86-69 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-69. Napoli made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Tezenis VE was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Marco Allegretti (204-81) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Czech center Jiri Hubalek (209-82, college: Iowa St., agency: Two Points) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Four Napoli players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Richard McConnell (182-89, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Priority Sports) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Charlie Westbrook (193-89, college: S.Dakota) scored 16 points. Napoli will face Sigma Barcellona on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tezenis VE will play against Fileni BPA in Jesi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tezenis VE: C.Westbrook 16+4reb, R.McConnell 15+5reb+4ast, G.Boscagin 14+3reb+1ast, M.Jose Ghersetti 9+6reb+2ast, M.Da Ros 6+3reb, M.Chessa 5+1ast
Napoli: M.Allegretti 27+10reb+1ast, J.Hubalek 21+7reb+2ast, A.Warren 14+6reb+4ast, D.Clemente 13+3reb+6ast, D.Loncarevic 4+7reb, M.Casini 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 188747


Trento - Sigma Barcel. 72-81

Trento was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Barcellona 81-72 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 46-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Troy Bell (186-80, college: Boston Coll.) stepped up and scored 19 points for the winners and naturalized American forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side the former international power forward Luca Garri (207-82) responded with 22 points and 4 steals and the former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Sigma Barcellona will face Napoli at home in the next round. Trento will play against Givova Scafati.
Top scorers:
Trento: L.Garri 22+1reb+3ast, B.Elder 15+1reb+2ast, L.Dordei 10+7reb+4ast, A.Forray 6+3reb+2ast, D.Pascolo 6+7reb+1ast, M.Umeh 5+5reb+2ast
Sigma Barcel.: A.Cittadini 19+4reb+1ast, T.Bell 19+4reb+3ast, C.Callahan 19+6reb, R.Bucci 9+2reb+1ast, M.Mocavero 5+1reb, M.Sanders 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 188748


Pistoia - Ferentino 86-66

Tuscany Pistoia rolled over the opponent from Ferentino 86-66 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Tuscany Pistoia. Ferentino was better in third quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tuscany Pistoia dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ferentino's 34. Tuscany Pistoia forced 23 Ferentino turnovers and outrebounded them 37-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. American guard Antonio Graves (191-85, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Two Points) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) chipped in 21 points. Tuscany Pistoia's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American-British forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-88, college: Le Moyne) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) scored 10 points. Tuscany Pistoia will face LeGamberi Foods Forli in Forli in the next round. Ferentino will play at home against Monferrato in Casale.
Top scorers:
Ferentino: L.Ekperigin 24+13reb+1ast, G.Gurini 11+1reb, F.Guarino 10+1reb+3ast, D.James 6+4reb+4ast, A.Righetti 6+2reb, M.El El Amin 6
Pistoia: A.Graves 24+4reb, M.Hicks 21+3reb+2ast, R.Cortese 14+5reb, G.Galanda 9+6reb+2ast, F.Toppo 8+5reb+1ast, M.Alibegovic 7+3reb
gschID: 188744


Prima Veroli - Forli 74-77

Important game to mention about took place in Veroli. LeGamberi Foods Forli (1-0) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging bottom-ranked Prima Veroli (0-1) 77-74 on Sunday evening. Prima Veroli trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 29-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-77 at the end of the game. LeGamberi Foods Forli dominated on the defensive end, holding Prima Veroli to just 6 points in third quarter. American swingman Terrence Roderick (196-88, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Bo Spencer (187-89, college: Nebraska) chipped in 20 points and 5 steals. At the losing side American point guard Erving Walker (172-90, college: Florida) responded with 14 points and the former international forward Davide Bruttini (203-87) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Five LeGamberi Foods Forli and four Prima Veroli players scored in double figures. LeGamberi Foods Forli will face Tuscany Pistoia at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Prima Veroli will play against Aget Imola.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: J.Hunter 14+2reb+1ast, E.Walker 14+3reb+3ast, S.Berti 13+2reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 10+7reb, L.Infante 9+4reb, M.Jurevicus 8+4reb+3ast
Forli: B.Spencer 20+2reb+3ast, T.Roderick 20+7reb, M.Todic 12+8reb, S.Simeoli 10+3reb, N.Natali 10+5reb+1ast, S.Borsato 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 188745


Fileni BPA - Brescia 73-58

The game in Jesi was also quite interesting. Brescia (0-1) played at the court of Fileni BPA (1-0). Fileni BPA defeated Brescia 73-58 on Sunday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Fileni BPA dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Brescia's 26. Fileni BPA forced 21 Brescia turnovers. American forward Eric Griffin (203-90, college: Campbell) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Michael Jenkins (191-86, college: Winthrop) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Fileni BPA will meet Tezenis VE in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Brescia will play against Trieste.
Top scorers:
Brescia: D.Brkic 15+3reb, M.Jenkins 12+8reb, J.Giddens 9+9reb, N.Barlos 7+4reb, E.Lombardi 6+4reb, J.Fernandez 4+2reb+2ast
Fileni BPA: E.Griffin 24+5reb, M.Maggioli 16+7reb+3ast, J.Sanders 14+4reb+2ast, R.Hoover 9+3reb+4ast, M.Santiangeli 6+4reb, D.Dolic 4+1reb
gschID: 188746


Monferrato - Bologna 60-61

A very interesting game took place in Casale. It ended with only one-point home defeat of Monferrato (0-1) to Bologna (1-0) 61-60 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Monferrato won third quarter 10-6. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Giovanni Pini (205-92, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Donato Cutolo (198-87, agency: Players Group) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Bologna players scored in double figures. American point guard Casper Ware (177-90, college: Long Beach St.) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87, agency: Players Group) added 5 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Monferrato. Bologna's next round opponent will be Orlandina at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Monferrato will play against Ferentino.
Top scorers:
Monferrato: C.Ware 15+6reb+2ast, R.Green 11+3reb+1ast, G.Ferrero 9+4reb+1ast, S.Pierich 9+2reb, M.Malaventura 5+3reb, P.Butkevicius 5+11reb
Bologna: R.Harris 15+1reb, D.Cutolo 11+5reb+2ast, D.Cournooh 11+3reb+3ast, G.Pini 10+9reb+1ast, A.Pecile 7+4reb+5ast, P.Verri 7+5reb
gschID: 188743



10/7/2012 3:53:57 AMSpurs too good for Montepaschi Siena - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs - Montepaschi Siena 106:77

San Antonio Spurs victoriously opened the NBA pre-season action. They drubbed visiting Montepaschi Siena. Emanuel Ginobili (6'6''-SG-77, agency: Interperformances) and Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) stepped up with 11 points each to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts.
San Antonio ensured a blistering start to game. They cleared off to an 11-point lead at the end of the opening quarter 29:18. The hosts exploded with 30 points in the second term as scoreboard read 59:35. Montepaschi managed to slow the hosts down a bit in the third term. The Italian powerhouse narrowed the deficit at 22-point mark with one quarter remaining. But the Spurs sank 27 points in the fourth period to seal a comfortable win at the end. Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91, college: Texas) and DeJuan Blair (6'7''-F/C-89, college: Pittsburgh) delivered 10 points each for the hosts. Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) and Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) contributed 9 points apiece in the victory. Bobby Brown (6'2''-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) answered with 20 points for Montepaschi Siena. Benjamin Eze (6'10''-C/F-81, college: S.Idaho JC) had 15 points in the loss.

San Antonio Spurs: Emanuel Ginobili 11, Gary Neal 11, Cory Joseph 10, DeJuan Blair 10
Montepaschi Siena: Bobby Brown 20, Benjamin Eze 15


10/7/2012 4:33:46 PMStandings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Bologna 1-0 
 2. Fileni BPA 1-0 
 3. Forli 1-0 
 4. Givova Scafati 1-0 
 5. Napoli 1-0 
 6. Pistoia 1-0 
 7. Sigma Barcel. 1-0 
 8. Trieste 1-0 
 9. Aget Imola 0-1 
 10. Brescia 0-1 
 11. Ferentino 0-1 
 12. Monferrato 0-1 
 13. Orlandina 0-1 
 14. Prima Veroli 0-1 
 15. Tezenis VE 0-1 
 16. Trento 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 7: Nuovo Napoli - Tezenis VE 86-69
Oct. 6: Giorgo Tesi PT - FCM Ferentino 86-66
Oct. 7: Prima Veroli - LeGanberi FO 74-77
Oct. 7: AcegasAps TR - Aget Service IM 74-64
Oct. 7: Fileni BPA Jesi - C.de Latte BRE 73-58
Oct. 6: Pall.Trento - Sigma Barcel. 72-81
Oct. 7: Upea Capo OR - Givova Scafati 65-72
Oct. 7: Novipiu Casale - Biancoblu BO 60-61

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Givova Scafati - Pall.Trento
Oct. 14: Sigma Barcel. - Nuovo Napoli
Oct. 14: C.de Latte BRE - AcegasAps TR
Oct. 13: Tezenis VE - Fileni BPA Jesi
Oct. 14: Biancoblu BO - Upea Capo OR
Oct. 14: Aget Service IM - Prima Veroli
Oct. 14: FCM Ferentino - Novipiu Casale
Oct. 14: LeGanberi FO - Giorgo Tesi PT


10/7/2012 4:46:57 PMSerieA Round 2: Lottomatica Roma loses to Pall. Cantu - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in SerieA. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Lottomatica Roma (1-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Pall. Cantu (2-0) 84-70. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Pall. Cantu shot 64.0 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Pall. Cantu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Belgian Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. International forward Luigi Datome (203-87) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Pall. Cantu is looking forward to face Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against Trenkwalder RE in Reggio Emilia and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Banco di Sard.'s (#4) 85-79 road victory against 7th ranked Sutor Montegranaro. American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) notched 19 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Tony Easley supported him with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by international Valerio Mazzola (203-88) did not help to save the game for Sutor Montegranaro. Banco di Sard. will play against Pall. Cantu at home in the next round. Sutor Montegranaro will play against SAIE3 BO in Bologna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Bologna between SAIE3 BO and Armani Milano. Top-ranked SAIE3 BO (2-0) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked Armani Milano (1-1). SAIE3 BO managed to escape with a 3-point win 67-64 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was Kenny Hasbrouck who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Ioannis Bourousis produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Armani Milano's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SAIE3 BO will meet Sutor Montegranaro on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Armani Milano will play against Air Avellino.
A very interesting game took place in Venezia. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Trenkwalder RE (0-2) to Umana Venezia (1-1) 60-58 on Saturday evening. Eric Williams orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 11 rebounds. Trenkwalder RE's coach Massimiliano Menetti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Umana Venezia's next round opponent will be Scavolini Pesaro on the road. Trenkwalder RE will play against Lottomatica Roma.
Important game to mention about took place in Caserta. Juvecaserta (1-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Vanoli Cremona (0-2) 63-60 on Saturday evening. Zygimantas Jonusas scored 14 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Juvecaserta will face Angelico Biella on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Vanoli Cremona will play against Enel Brindisi.

In the last two games of round 2 winless Sidigas AV lost to undefeated Cimberio VA on the opponent's court 83-91. Winless Angelico BI unfortunately lost to Vuelle PS in a home game 78-82.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points and 8 rebounds by Bryant Dunston of Cimberio VA.


Acea Virtus RM - Pall. Cantu 70-84

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Lottomatica Roma (1-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Pall. Cantu (2-0) 84-70. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Pall. Cantu shot 64.0 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Pall. Cantu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Belgian Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Pall. Cantu players scored in double figures. International forward Luigi Datome (203-87) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Phil Goss (186-83, college: Drexel) scored 14 points. Pall. Cantu is looking forward to face Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against Trenkwalder RE in Reggio Emilia and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Acea Virtus RM: L.Datome 24+5reb+1ast, O.Czyz 14+1reb, P.Goss 14+3reb+2ast, L.D'Ercole 6+2reb, G.Lawal 4+3reb, J.Taylor 4+3ast
Pall. Cantu: A.Tyus 18+6reb+1ast, P.Aradori 18+2ast, B.Tabu-Eboma 13+2reb+5ast, N.Mazzarino 10+4reb, M.Leunen 8+3reb+3ast, J.Brooks 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 185433


Sutor MGR - Banco di Sard. 79-85

Very significant was Banco di Sard.'s (#4) 85-79 road victory against Sutor Montegranaro. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) notched 19 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Tony Easley (206-87, college: Murray St., agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by international Valerio Mazzola (203-88) did not help to save the game for Sutor Montegranaro. The former international guard Daniele Cinciarini (194-83) added 22 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Banco di Sard. will play against Pall. Cantu at home in the next round. Sutor Montegranaro will play against SAIE3 BO in Bologna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sutor MGR: D.Cinciarini 22+1reb+2ast, V.Mazzola 20+8reb+3ast, T.Slay 17+4reb+1ast, C.Burns 10+11reb, R.Freimanis 5+5reb+1ast, F.Di Bella 5+3reb+4ast
Banco di Sard.: T.Diener 19+3reb+5ast, D.Diener 15+2reb+4ast, M.Ignerski 12+3reb, T.Easley 10+10reb+2ast, B.Sacchetti 8+3reb, M.Thornton 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 185434


JuveCaserta - Vanoli CR 63-60

Important game to mention about took place in Caserta. Juvecaserta (1-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Vanoli Cremona (0-2) 63-60 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. Lithuanian forward Zygimantas Jonusas (200-82) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Andrea Michelori (202-78) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86) scored 4 points and 13 rebounds. Juvecaserta will face Angelico Biella on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Vanoli Cremona will play against Enel Brindisi.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: L.Harris 14+5reb, L.Vitali 13+1reb, S.Huff 12+6reb, A.Johnson 8+2reb+1ast, J.Jackson 7+2reb+1ast, A.Stipanovic 4+13reb+2ast
JuveCaserta: Z.Jonusas 14+5reb+3ast, E.Chatfield 11+2reb, M.Mordente 10+1reb+1ast, A.Michelori 9+9reb, N.Wise 7+5reb+1ast, J.Akindele 6+11reb
gschID: 185435


Umana VE - Trenkwalder RE 60-58

A very interesting game took place in Venezia. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Trenkwalder RE (0-2) to Umana Venezia (1-1) 60-58 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Trenkwalder RE won third quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Umana Venezia won last quarter 13-13. 25 personal fouls committed by Trenkwalder RE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Eric Williams (206-84, college: Wake Forest) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import point guard Alvin Young (188-75, college: Niagara) contributed with 10 points for the winners. International point guard Andrea Cinciarini (190-86) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American-Swiss Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) added 4 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Trenkwalder RE. Trenkwalder RE's coach Massimiliano Menetti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Umana Venezia's next round opponent will be Scavolini Pesaro on the road. Trenkwalder RE will play against Lottomatica Roma.
Top scorers:
Trenkwalder RE: A.Cinciarini 15+6reb+3ast, M.Antonutti 9+5reb, M.Jeremic 7+2reb+2ast, D.Taylor 7+3reb, D.James 5+5reb, G.Brunner 4+13reb+1ast
Umana VE: A.Young 10+4reb+3ast, Y.Diawara 9+5reb+1ast, E.Williams 8+11reb+1ast, M.Bulleri 8+5reb+1ast, K.Kee Clark 8+2reb+2ast, I.Zoroski 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185430


Cimberio VA - Sidigas AV 91-83

Very expected game when Air Avellino (0-2) was defeated on the road by Cimberio Varese (2-0) 91-83 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cimberio Varese made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Air Avellino turnovers. Air Avellino was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American swingman Ebi Ere (195-81, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Nikola Dragovic (206-87, college: UCLA) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and American-Panamanian Levour Warren (196-81, college: S.Carolina, agency: SportsTalent) scored 16 points. Cimberio Varese will face Montepaschi Siena at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Air Avellino will play against Armani Milano.
Top scorers:
Sidigas AV: N.Dragovic 18+13reb, L.Warren 16+4reb+2ast, M.Shakur 14+2reb+3ast, J.Richardson 12+3reb+1ast, L.Johnson 12+7reb+1ast, N.Ebi 6+9reb
Cimberio VA: B.Dunston 18+8reb+2ast, A.Polonara 17+5reb+1ast, E.Ere 15+8reb+1ast, A.Banks 14+2reb, M.Green 11+2reb+5ast, D.Sakota 9+1reb
gschID: 185431


Angelico BI - Vuelle PS 78-82

Angelico Biella was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Pesaro 82-78 on Saturday night. Angelico Biella trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 26-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-82 at the end of the game. Scavolini Pesaro dominated on the defensive end, holding Angelico Biella to just 7 points in second quarter. Angelico Biella was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Serbian Nemanja Jaramaz (201-91, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and Zimbabwean forward Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Scavolini Pesaro will face Umana Venezia at home in the next round. Angelico Biella will play against Juvecaserta in Caserta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: N.Jaramaz 23+6reb+1ast, J.Mavunga 16+11reb+2ast, R.Moore 14+3reb+2ast, C.Brackins 13+4reb+1ast, R.Robinson 4+2reb+1ast, T.Raspino 4+1ast
Vuelle PS: V.Amoroso 13+5reb+1ast, A.Crosariol 13+3reb, A.Traini 11+2reb+3ast, A.Barbour 11+8reb+5ast, L.Mack 11+4reb, S.Bryan 9+5reb
gschID: 185432


SAIE3 BO - EA7 Armani 67-64

A very close game took place in Bologna between SAIE3 BO and Armani Milano. SAIE3 BO (2-0) got a very close home victory over Armani Milano (1-1). SAIE3 BO managed to escape with a 3-point win 67-64 on Wednesday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Armani Milano won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when SAIE3 BO won last quarter 16-14. The best player for the winners was American guard Kenny Hasbrouck (191-86, college: Siena) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Center Ioannis Bourousis (213-83, agency: FCM) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and American swingman Malik Hairston (198-87, college: Oregon) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Armani Milano's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SAIE3 BO will meet Sutor Montegranaro on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Armani Milano will play against Air Avellino.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: M.Hairston 18+4reb+2ast, K.Langford 13+1reb, I.Bourousis 11+13reb, A.Fotsis 8+5reb, O.Cook 6+3reb+3ast, G.Basile 6+1reb+1ast
SAIE3 BO: K.Hasbrouck 16+5reb+3ast, S.Smith 12+7reb, A.Gigli 12+6reb, M.Rocca 9+8reb, G.Poeta 6+2reb+1ast, V.Gaddefors 5+1reb
gschID: 185429


10/7/2012 4:47:15 PMStats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.25.5 
 2. Ere, Cimberio VA23.5 
 3. Banks, Cimberio VA20.5 
 4. Datome, Acea V.20.0 
 5. Dunston, Cimberio.20.0 
 6. Cinciarini, Sutor18.5 
 7. Hairston, EA7 A.17.5 
 8. Richardson, Sidig.17.5 
 9. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.0 
 10. Diener, Banco d.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.10.5 
 2. Dragovic, Sidig.9.5 
 3. Brunner, Trenkwal.9.5 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.9.5 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas9.0 
 6. Easley, Banco d.9.0 
 7. Mavunga, Angelico.9.0 
 8. Burns, Sutor MGR8.5 
 9. Akindele, JuveCase.8.5 
 10. Kotti, Vanoli CR7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.5 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.6.0 
 3. Green, Cimberio VA5.5 
 4. Tabu-Eboma, Pall.5.0 
 5. Di Bella, Sutor M.4.0 
 6. Diener, Banco d.3.5 
 7. Smith, Pall. Cantu3.5 
 8. Spinelli, Sidig.3.5 
 9. Reynolds, Enel B.3.0 
 10. Shakur, Sidigas AV3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Achille POLONARA
  Cimberio.
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Polonara, Cimberio.4.5 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.3.5 
 3. Barbour, Vuelle PS3.5 
 4. Bryan, Vuelle PS3.5 
 5. Gibson, Enel Brind.3.5 
 6. Burns, Sutor MGR3.5 
 7. Goss, Acea V.3.0 
 8. James, Trenkwal.3.0 
 9. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 10. Moore, Angelico BI2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simmons, Enel B.3.0 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas2.0 
 3. Marconato, Umana1.5 
 4. Ress, Montepas.1.5 
 5. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.5 
 6. Eze, Montepas.1.5 
 7. Fotsis, EA7 Armani1.0 
 8. Lawal, Acea V.1.0 
 9. Brooks, Pall. Cantu1.0 
 10. Robinson, Enel B.1.0 


10/7/2012 4:47:09 PMStats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Ronald SLAY
  Givova Scafati
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 31
 1. Slay, Givova Scafa.31.0 
 2. Allegretti, Napoli27.0 
 3. Griffin, Fileni BPA24.0 
 4. Graves, Pistoia24.0 
 5. Ekperigin, Ferenti.24.0 
 6. Garri, Trento22.0 
 7. Battle, Orlandina22.0 
 8. Thomas, Trieste21.0 
 9. Hubalek, Napoli21.0 
 10. Hicks, Pistoia21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurence EKPERIGIN
  Ferentino
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Ekperigin, Ferenti.13.0 
 2. Slay, Givova Scafa.13.0 
 3. Lawal, Tezenis VE12.0 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.12.0 
 5. Butkevicius, Monfe.11.0 
 6. Brown, Trieste10.0 
 7. Allegretti, Napoli10.0 
 8. Pini, Bologna9.0 
 9. Giddens, Brescia9.0 
 10. Jenkins, Brescia8.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Aget Imola
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Gay, Aget Imola9.0 
 2. Green, Sigma B.7.0 
 3. Giuri, Sigma Barce.6.0 
 4. Clemente, Napoli6.0 
 5. Battle, Orlandina5.0 
 6. Pecile, Bologna5.0 
 7. Rullo, Orlandina5.0 
 8. Hoover, Fileni BPA4.0 
 9. Meini, Pistoia4.0 
 10. Porta, Givova S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bo SPENCER
  Forli
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Spencer, Forli5.0 
 2. Ferrero, Monfe.5.0 
 3. Ekperigin, Ferenti.5.0 
 4. Garri, Trento4.0 
 5. Cortese, Pistoia4.0 
 6. Stojkov, Brescia4.0 
 7. Guarino, Ferentino3.0 
 8. Monaldi, Monfe.3.0 
 9. Saccaggi, Pistoia3.0 
 10. Bell, Sigma Barce.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurence EKPERIGIN
  Ferentino
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ekperigin, Ferenti.3.0 
 2. Roderick, Forli2.0 
 3. Valenti, Aget Imola2.0 
 4. George, Orlandina2.0 
 5. Butkevicius, Monfe.2.0 
 6. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.0 
 7. Giddens, Brescia1.0 
 8. Mosley, Bologna1.0 
 9. Cittadini, Sigma B.1.0 
 10. Pascolo, Trento1.0 



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  JAPAN   

10/7/2012 7:14:15 AMStats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Jamar SMITH
  Hitachi SR
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 23
 1. Smith, Hitachi SR23.0 
 2. Watkins, Panasoni.22.0 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba21.0 
 4. Watanabe, Panason.18.5 
 5. Hirose, Panasoni.18.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.5 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.16.0 
 8. Kashiwagi, Aishin15.0 
 9. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.0 
 10. Kawamura, Tochigi14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.14.0 
 2. Young, Aishin SH10.5 
 3. Takeuchi, Toyota9.5 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.0 
 5. Kurino-Dews, Hokka.8.5 
 6. Diouf, Toshiba BT8.0 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH8.0 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.8.0 
 9. Ito, Tochigi Brex7.0 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH5.0 
 2. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.5 
 3. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.0 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.0 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubis.4.0 
 6. Watkins, Panasoni.3.5 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi3.5 
 8. Hashimoto, Aishin3.0 
 9. Yamada, Tochigi3.0 
 10. Diouf, Toshiba BT3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.0 
 3. Asayama, Aishin SH2.5 
 4. Smith, Hitachi SR2.0 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.0 
 6. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.0 
 7. Diouf, Toshiba BT1.5 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.1.5 
 9. Hashimoto, Aishin1.5 
 10. Kumagai, Toyota1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Toyota2.0 
 3. Covile, Aishin SH2.0 
 4. Klette, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba1.5 
 6. Young, Aishin SH1.5 
 7. Diouf, Toshiba BT1.0 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.1.0 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.0 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.0 


10/7/2012 6:46:05 AMStandings - JBL

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 6: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 93-65
Oct. 6: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 91-68
Oct. 7: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 87-76 OT
Oct. 7: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 86-72
Oct. 6: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 85-67
Oct. 5: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 85-54
Oct. 5: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 73-68
Oct. 6: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 72-58

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH
Oct. 13: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T.
Oct. 13: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT
Oct. 13: Hitachi SR - Aishin SH
Oct. 13: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark
Oct. 14: Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T.
Oct. 14: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT
Oct. 14: Mitsubishi DD - Toyota Alvark


10/7/2012 4:29:24 AMWelcome to JBL 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 85-67

The game was mostly controlled by Panasonic Trians. Hitachi Sunrockers was better in third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Panasonic Trians especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) produced 16 points and the former international swingman Takuma Watanabe (188-78) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win.

Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 22+12reb+4ast, K.Hirose 21+6reb+3ast, H.Watanabe 20+5reb+2ast, T.Onishi 15+3reb, S.Kobayashi 3+1ast, K.Kanamaru 2+3ast
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 16+4reb, T.Watanabe 14+4reb, F.Nishimura 9+3ast, D.Kobayashi 8+1ast, J.Takeuchi 7+7reb+2ast, Y.Mitsuhara 4+6reb+2ast


gschID: 183224


Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 87-76 OT

Hokkaido L. was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 19-18 charge of Aishin Sea Horses, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 16-5. Aishin Sea Horses forced 24 Hokkaido L. turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Hokkaido L. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) fired 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Aishin Sea Horses' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. International forward Daisuke Noguchi (196-83) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 25+9reb+4ast, K.Young 17+12reb, S.Kashiwagi 16+1reb+4ast, T.Furukawa 9+4reb+1ast, R.Covile 7+3reb+1ast, S.Asayama 4+1reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: D.Noguchi 17+7reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 16+7reb+3ast, T.Orimo 14+2reb, T.Klette 12+6reb+4ast, J.Kurino-Dews 6+12reb+2ast, K.Hiruki 4+4reb+1ast


gschID: 183225


Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 86-72

It was a great shooting night for Panasonic Trians especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. International guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) produced 30 points and 6 rebounds and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 22+16reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 18, H.Watanabe 17+1reb+1ast, K.Hirose 16+5reb+2ast, S.Negoro 5+7reb, A.Hirao 4
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 30+6reb+2ast, J.Takeuchi 18+9reb+2ast, D.Kobayashi 13+3reb+2ast, T.Watanabe 6, H.Kashiwakura 3+1reb, T.Sakai 2+1reb


gschID: 183226


Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 93-65

Toyota Alvark led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Tochigi Brex 48-25 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. His fellow American import forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) produced 22 points and international power forward Shunsuke Ito (204-79) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams.


Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 19+11reb+3ast, P.Ricci 16+8reb, T.Shonaka 14+3reb+1ast, Y.Okada 9+1reb, T.Kumagai 8+1reb+3ast, K.Matsui 7+4reb+2ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 22+3reb+3ast, S.Ito 11+4reb+1ast, T.Smith 8+5reb+2ast, T.Amino 7+3reb+1ast, D.Yamada 6+4reb+5ast, T.Yanagawa 4+2reb


gschID: 183221


Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 72-58

Thunders outrebounded Mitsubishi Dolphins 34-22 including 29 on the defensive glass. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 4 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 17+8reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 16+2reb+4ast, R.Shinoyama 8+3reb+5ast, C.Moss 8+4reb+2ast, M.Diouf 5+7reb+4ast, Y.Kagami 5+2reb
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 23+5reb, R.Hale 7+5reb, A.Minatoya 5, J.Abe 4+1ast, K.Igarashi 4+5reb+5ast, T.Sato 4+3reb


gschID: 183222


Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 91-68

Aishin Sea Horses led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Aishin Sea Horses made 7 blocks. American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy) fired 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) chipped in 8 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 18 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Aishin SH: T.Furukawa 16+1reb, S.Kashiwagi 14+2ast, R.Covile 12+8reb+2ast, S.Asayama 11+2reb+2ast, K.Young 9+9reb+2ast, H.Hashimoto 8+3ast
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 18+1reb+1ast, T.Klette 15+6reb, J.Catron 10+9reb+1ast, D.Noguchi 7+6reb+1ast, J.Kurino-Dews 6+5reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 6+3reb+5ast


gschID: 183223


Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 85-54

Tochigi Brex was better in fourth quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tochigi Brex 54-27 including a 22-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Takayuki Kumagai (190-85) fired 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. International power forward Shunsuke Ito (204-79) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Daiji Yamada (200-81) added 12 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: T.Ito 17+1reb+1ast, Y.Okada 14+3reb+1ast, T.Kumagai 11+7reb+2ast, K.Takeuchi 9+10reb, M.Takahashi 8+5reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 7+3reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: S.Ito 15+10reb, D.Yamada 12+2reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 6+2reb+4ast, K.Takeda 6+3reb+3ast, T.Smith 5+2reb+1ast, T.Yanagawa 4+1ast


gschID: 183219


Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 73-68

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Mitsubishi Dolphins won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) fired 25 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.


Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 25+5reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 11+1reb+4ast, S.Kikuchi 11+2reb+1ast, C.Moss 10+4reb+2ast, M.Diouf 8+9reb+2ast, R.Shinoyama 6+3reb+4ast
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 14+7reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 13+5reb+3ast, Y.Ueta 12, J.Uzawa 6+1reb+1ast, M.Rolle 5+2reb+1ast, T.Sato 5+4reb+1ast


gschID: 183220



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10/7/2012 11:51:58 AMBarsy Atyrau enter 2012/2013 season in Baltic League - by Eurobasket News

Barsy Atyrau enter 2012/2013 season in Baltic League with a loss from Lithuanian Siauliai. The latter handed the team from Kazakhstan an 81:69 loss.
Siauliai used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Atyrau on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Barsy Atyrau was better in second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots during the game. Siauliai had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Papa Dia (208-F-87, college: SMU) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Laurynas Samenas (192-G-88) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) responded with 20 points and 6 assists and Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Barsy Atyrau will play on the road against Naglis Palangos in Palanga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



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  KOSOVO   

10/7/2012 5:14:00 PMStandings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Peja - Sigal Prishtina 98-67
Oct. 6: Drita - Bashkimi 86-96
Oct. 7: RTV 21 - Vellaznimi 68-77
Oct. 7: Kosova - Trepca 58-73

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Sigal Prishtina - RTV 21
Oct. 13: Trepca - Peja
Oct. 13: Bashkimi - Kosova
Oct. 13: Vellaznimi - Kolegji Univer.


10/7/2012 5:33:20 AMUnstoppable Berisha brakes Prishtina - by Dren Shporta

Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) is so unstoppable in Kosovo. He scored 29 points in the match against former champions Sigal Prishtina. This was Prishtina's deepest lost match in the decade.

98-67 was the result, and Sigal Prishtina never had a chance to close the gap of Peja - created in the first minutes of the match from, 14-2 and getting always bigger and bigger.

Blerim Mazreku and Gerti Shima were among the best players of yellow team coached by Rudolf Jugo. On the other hand, Fahri Breca with 16 and Sylvester Seay with 12 points were the only ones that were doing more against unstoppable Peja.





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  LATVIA   


10/7/2012 11:43:36 AMVentspils, Barons kvartals and Valmiera start the new season - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils, Barons kvartals and Valmiera start the new season in Baltic League with victories.
Barons kvartals won over Tln Kalev 77:75 and then beat Sakalai 86:76 in overtime.
Ventspils did not have any difficulties against Naglis Palangos in an 88:44 win. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Naglis Palangos' 18. They outrebounded Naglis Palangos 39-20 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Donald Sims (185-PG-87, college: Appalachian St.) notched 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Ervins Jonats (203-F-91) supported him with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Even 11 points by Modestas Kumpys did not help to save the game for Naglis Palangos.
Valmiera won over Parnu 68:65. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Valmiera made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Kalvis Krumins chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests.



10/7/2012 12:53:06 PMLBL Round 1: Defending champions start with victory - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LBL just started.

LU - U18 86-75

The most intriguing game was the first loss of U18 (0-1) in Riga on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Latvijas Universitate (1-1) 86-75. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-75. Latvijas Universitate outrebounded U18 40-27 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by U18 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Ingars Aizpurs (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Martins Dargis (200-90) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Forward Ivars Zvigurs (198-95) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
LU: I.Aizpurs 18+8reb+2ast, M.Dargis 14+4reb+3ast, H.Rubenis 10+7reb+1ast, K.Dargais 10+3reb, K.Strazdins 8+7reb+1ast, Z.Peiners 8+3reb+3ast
U18: A.Pasecniks 20+5reb, I.Zvigurs 17+9reb+2ast, K.Plavnieks 14+2reb+3ast, A.Ginters 9+1reb+1ast, K.Gluditis 5+1reb+1ast, R.Paze 4
gschID: 197969


VEF Riga - LU 96-63

The game between VEF Riga (1-0) and Latvijas Universitate (1-1) in Riga on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. VEF Riga outscored guests from Riga 96-63. The game without a history. VEF Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Latvijas Universitate's 36. They outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 37-24 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. VEF Riga looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Latvijas Universitate's players. International Dairis Bertans (192-SG-89) nailed 18 points for the winning side and Lithuanian center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. point guard Marcis Vitols (184-92) came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for Latvijas Universitate in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. VEF Riga will meet at home Jelgava in the next round. Latvijas Universitate will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: D.Bertans 18+3reb+2ast, A.Kavaliauskas 14+7reb, K.Berzins 11+3reb+3ast, E.Rowland 11+3reb+6ast, W.Daniels 10+2reb+3ast, K.Janicenoks 10+1reb+3ast
LU: M.Vitols 19+6reb+2ast, Z.Peiners 11+2reb+5ast, R.Zebergs 7+2reb+1ast, N.Saknitis 7+1reb, H.Rubenis 6+1reb, V.Bikse 5
gschID: 197967


Jekabpils - Jurmala 58-70

Another interesting game for Jurmala (1-0) which played on the court of Jekabpils (0-1). Jurmala had an easy win 70-58. It looked good early as Jekabpils took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Jurmala had a 18-9 second period charge getting the lead and Jekabpils were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 58-70. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international guard Ugis Vilums (191-79) chipped in 18 points. At the losing side American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) scored 13 points. Four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. They share the position with U18. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jekabpils will play on the road against Liepaja.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: U.Vilums 18+3reb+1ast, R.Mednis 14+10reb+4ast, E.Slesers 12+5reb+1ast, D.Coders 8+2reb+2ast, A.Ozols 5+2reb+1ast, J.Dilevka 4+3reb+1ast
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 13+3reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 13+9reb+1ast, J.Aleksejevs 10+5reb, K.Mediss 10+5reb, K.Piternieks 5+1reb+1ast, O.Virsis 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 197968



10/7/2012 5:15:50 AMRihards Kuksiks is a newcomer at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC - by Eurobasket News (T)

Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (ACB) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Latvian international small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona State). Kuksiks played most recently at Valencia Basket (ACB). In 10 Eurocup games last season he recorded 6.7ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played 17 games in ACB where he averaged just 2.4ppg. Kuksiks helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Kuksiks has played for Senior National Team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008. He represented Latvia at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 58.1%, FT: 72.7%.
Kuksiks graduated from Arizona State in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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10/7/2012 6:16:55 AMStats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Tauras SKRIPKAUSKAS
  Dzuki.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Skripkauskas, Dzuk.22.5 
 2. Virbalas, Perla.22.5 
 3. Jurgo, Radviliskis21.0 
 4. Gydra, S.Marciulio.21.0 
 5. Tarvydas, Statyba21.0 
 6. Birgelis, Suduva.20.0 
 7. Pancerevas, Silute20.0 
 8. Sakinis, Dzukija19.5 
 9. Pukinskas, Delikat.19.0 
 10. Stanionis, Zanav.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denis KRESTININ
  S.Marc.
  (202-PF-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Krestinin, S.Marc.12.5 
 2. Virbalas, Perla.12.5 
 3. Trybanski, Dzukija10.5 
 4. Macernis, Mazeikiai10.5 
 5. Gudaitis, Zalgir.9.0 
 6. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.8.5 
 7. Sumskis, Zanavykas8.5 
 8. Kalvelis, Suduva.8.5 
 9. Gydra, S.Marciulio.8.5 
 10. Linkevicius, Trio.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Dzukija
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Harrison, Dzukija9.0 
 2. Varanauskas, Stat.6.0 
 3. Matutis, Gargzdai6.0 
 4. Brents, Silute5.5 
 5. Zurna, Radviliskis5.0 
 6. Anuzis, Nafta U.5.0 
 7. Kvedaraviciu., Del.5.0 
 8. Kariniauskas, Zalg.5.0 
 9. Klemas, Delikatesas4.5 
 10. Razutis, Olimpas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Olimpas
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Razutis, Olimpas4.5 
 2. Kadzevicius, Meres.4.0 
 3. Giedraitis, Mazeik.4.0 
 4. Mazelis, Nafta U.3.0 
 5. Kleiza, Birstono3.0 
 6. Varanauskas, Stat.3.0 
 7. Stanionis, Zanav.2.5 
 8. Reminas, Dzukija2.5 
 9. Jocys, Olimpas2.5 
 10. Birgelis, Suduva.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.0 
 2. Virbalas, Perla.3.0 
 3. Gudaitis, Zalgir.3.0 
 4. Kaubrys, Silute1.5 
 5. Vorotnikovas, Trio.1.5 
 6. Tarvydas, Statyba1.5 
 7. Kaminskas, Olimpas1.5 
 8. Jankauskas, Nafta1.0 
 9. Navickas, Ezerun.1.0 
 10. Norkus, Nafta U.1.0 


10/7/2012 11:35:28 AMRudupis, Siauliai and Pieno Zvaigzdes successfully start Baltic League campaign - by Eurobasket News

Rudupis, Siauliai and Pieno Zvaigzdes successfully start Baltic League campaign. The Lithuanian teams opened the new season with the victories.
Rudupis overcame Nevezis 89:67, Tarvas 88:69 and Tln Kalev 82:73 for 3-0 record.
Siauliai used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Atyrau 81:69 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Barsy Atyrau was better in second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Siauliai had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-F-87, college: SMU) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Laurynas Samenas (192-G-88) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) responded with 20 points and 6 assists and Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Pieno Zvaigzdes won over LSU-Baltai 97:70. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to LSU-Baltai's 28. It was a great shooting night for Pieno Zvaigzdes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-C-89, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) contributed with 17 points and 7 steals for the winners.


10/7/2012 5:56:59 AMStandings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Delikatesas 2-0 
 2. Mazeikiai 2-0 
 3. S.Marciulionio 2-0 
 4. Olimpas 1-1 
 5. Suduva-Mantinga 1-1 
 6. Birstono 1-1 
 7. Triobet 1-1 
 8. Dzukija 1-1 
 9. Meresta 1-1 
 10. Silute 1-1 
 11. Zalgiris-Sabonio 1-1 
 12. Zanavykas 1-1 
 13. Statyba 1-1 
 14. Perlas-MRU 1-1 
 15. Nafta Universitetas 1-1 
 16. Ezerunas-Karys 0-2 
 17. Gargzdai 0-2 
 18. Radviliskis 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: S.Marciulionio - Gargzdai 94-63
Oct. 6: Olimpas - Nafta Universitetas 93-65
Oct. 6: Suduva-Mantinga - Perlas-MRU 90-79
Oct. 6: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Dzukija 80-89
Oct. 6: Delikatesas - Meresta 77-75
Oct. 6: Statyba - Zanavykas 71-85
Oct. 6: Mazeikiai - Ezerunas-Karys 70-51
Oct. 6: Radviliskis - Silute 69-71
Oct. 6: Birstono - Triobet 59-67

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Olimpas - Zanavykas
Oct. 12: Gargzdai - Statyba
Oct. 12: Silute - Zalgiris-Sabonio
Oct. 12: Perlas-MRU - Nafta Universitetas
Oct. 12: Meresta - S.Marciulionio
Oct. 12: Ezerunas-Karys - Radviliskis
Oct. 12: Triobet - Suduva-Mantinga
Oct. 12: Mazeikiai - Delikatesas
Oct. 12: Dzukija - Birstono



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10/7/2012 4:17:43 PMDiekirch League Round 2: Contern loses to Sparta - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Contern (1-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Sparta (2-0) 88-71. The game was mostly controlled by Sparta. Contern managed to win second period 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kasey Ulin (181-PG-82, college: Dickinson St.) who scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Julien Hublart (192-88) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Leon Powell (200-88, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Strategic Sports) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the hosts. Sparta is looking forward to face Amicale in Steinsel in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Contern will play on the road against Residence in Bereldange and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Belvaux supposed to be also worth to mention about. Etzella (2-0) played at the court of Soleuvre (0-2). Etzella smashed Soleuvre 85-61. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Anthony Simpson (203-87, college: Kent St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 21 rebounds. William Arre contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Etzella's coach Amadeo Dias felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Torye Pelham (198-87, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds for Soleuvre. Etzella will play against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus in the next round. Soleuvre will play on the road against Black Star in Mersch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Stadrbredimus was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Residence (1-1) played at the court of Musel Pikes (1-1). Musel Pikes did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-58 on Saturday. Brandon Gary had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Marcus Kennedy responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Musel Pikes left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Residence. Residence will play against Contern and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Dudelange, where Black Star (0-2) was outleveled in a road game by T71 (1-1) 103-83. Ryan Sharry notched a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. T71's coach Jan Enjebo let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. T71's next round opponent will be Basket Esch on the road. Black Star will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 winless Basket Esch lost to undefeated Amicale in Steinsel 62-77.


T71 - Black Star 103-83

We should mention about the upset which took place in Dudelange, where Black Star (0-2) was outleveled in a road game by T71 (1-1) 103-83. It looked good early as Black Star took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then T71 had a 35-16 second period charge getting the lead and Black Star was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-103. It was a great shooting night for T71 especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. American forward Ryan Sharry (203-89, college: Middlebury, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) notched a double-double by scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and international point guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) supported him with 19 points. T71's coach Jan Enjebo let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds by American power forward Billy McDaniel (201-84, college: Ark.-Monticello) did not help to save the game for Black Star. His fellow American import point guard Terry Bryant (185-85, college: SE Louisiana) added 25 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. T71's next round opponent will be Basket Esch on the road. Black Star will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
T71: R.Sharry 31+12reb, T.Schumacher 19+1reb+3ast, G.Ruffato 14+2reb+2ast, B.Kieffer 12+1reb+2ast, K.Smith 12+5reb+2ast, D.Controguerra 9+5reb+1ast
Black Star: T.Bryant 25+3reb+2ast, B.McDaniel 19+11reb+2ast, C.Weiler 15+7reb+1ast, D.Wilson 10+5reb+1ast, C.Muller 8+2ast, P.Arbaut 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192280


Soleuvre - Etzella 61-85

The game in Belvaux supposed to be also worth to mention about. Etzella (2-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Soleuvre (0-2). Etzella smashed Soleuvre 85-61. It looked good early as Soleuvre took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Etzella had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead and Soleuvre was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-85. Etzella had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Anthony Simpson (203-87, college: Kent St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 21 rebounds. Forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Etzella players scored in double figures. Etzella's coach Amadeo Dias felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Torye Pelham (198-87, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Mychal Green (193-83, college: Ohio) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Soleuvre. Etzella will play against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus in the next round. Soleuvre will play on the road against Black Star in Mersch and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Etzella: A.Simpson 27+21reb+1ast, W.Arre 15+6reb, N.Delgado 11+2reb, J.Delgado 10+1reb, C.Schroeder 6+1ast, F.Gutenkauf 5
Soleuvre: T.Pelham 25+9reb, M.Green 13+8reb+2ast, B.Hemmen 8+1reb+2ast, D.Berthle 7+8reb+1ast, A.Abreu 5+2reb+1ast, C.Weisen 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192281


Contern - Sparta 71-88

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Contern (1-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Sparta (2-0) 88-71. The game was mostly controlled by Sparta. Contern managed to win second period 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kasey Ulin (181-82, college: Dickinson St.) who scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Julien Hublart (192-88) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Sparta players scored in double figures. American forward Leon Powell (200-88, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Strategic Sports) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward Elton Frazier (196-88, college: Canisius) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Sparta is looking forward to face Amicale in Steinsel in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Contern will play on the road against Residence in Bereldange and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Sparta: K.Ulin 24+7reb, L.Smith 23+4reb+2ast, J.Hublart 19+6reb+4ast, P.Arbaut 12+3reb+1ast, D.Gindt 6+1reb+1ast, X.Engel 2
Contern: L.Powell 26+7reb+1ast, E.Frazier 19+6reb, R.Wolzfeld 10+3reb, C.Jones 9+4reb+1ast, S.Kuhlmann 4, D.Torres 3+1reb
gschID: 192278


Amicale - Basket Esch 77-62

There was no surprise in Steinsel where Basket Esch (0-2) was defeated by top-ranked Amicale (2-0) 77-62. It looked good early as Basket Esch took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Amicale had a 22-6 second period charge getting the lead and Basket Esch was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-77. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Basket Esch to just 6 points in second quarter. Amicale made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. International Samy Picard (196-88) notched 26 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) supported him with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Amicale players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) did not help to save the game for Basket Esch. International Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Amicale's next round opponent will be Sparta in Bertrange, which may be the game of the day. Basket Esch will play at home against T71 in Dudelange and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amicale: S.Picard 26+7reb, R.Golson 14+10reb+5ast, C.Schartz 12+3reb+5ast, B.Melcher 11+2reb+5ast, L.Fisher 11+10reb+1ast, E.Jeitz 3+6reb+2ast
Basket Esch: S.Svitek 20+11reb, M.Rajniak 12+5reb+3ast, C.Donnersbach 9+4reb, J.Reimold 8+5reb+2ast, L.Ruppert 7+1reb, E.Kesseler 2+2reb+4ast
gschID: 192279


Musel Pikes - Residence 76-58

The game in Stadrbredimus was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Residence (1-1) played at the court of Musel Pikes (1-1). Musel Pikes did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-58 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Musel Pikes dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Residence's 28. Musel Pikes had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Guy Schmit (187-80) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Musel Pikes players scored in double figures. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Darrion Pellum (198-87, college: Hampton) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Musel Pikes will meet Etzella in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Residence will play against Contern and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: G.Schmit 23+2reb+4ast, B.Gary 14+12reb+3ast, L.Schwartz 14+2reb+3ast, T.Wurtz 12+14reb+2ast, T.Steffen 9+5reb, J.Kox 2+2reb+1ast
Residence: M.Kennedy 17+7reb, M.Schmit 13+5reb+3ast, D.Pellum 13+8reb+1ast, P.Koster 8+3ast, I.Tomas 7+8reb+1ast, K.Moura 0+1reb
gschID: 192277


10/7/2012 4:03:58 PMStandings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Amicale - Basket Esch 77-62
Oct. 6: Musel Pikes - Residence 76-58
Oct. 6: Contern - Sparta 71-88
Oct. 7: Soleuvre - Etzella 61-85
Oct. 6: T71 - Black Star 103-83

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 12: Etzella - Musel Pikes
Oct. 12: Residence - Contern
Oct. 12: Sparta - Amicale
Oct. 12: Basket Esch - T71
Oct. 12: Black Star - Soleuvre


10/7/2012 4:17:06 PMScoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Terry BRYANT
  Black Star
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 28
 1. Bryant, Black Star28.0 
 2. Simpson, Etzella25.0 
 3. Sharry, T7125.0 
 4. Powell, Contern24.5 
 5. Ulin, Sparta24.0 
 6. Kennedy, Residence24.0 
 7. Pelham, Soleuvre23.0 
 8. Schumacher, T7121.0 
 9. McDaniel, Black S.20.0 
 10. Green, Soleuvre20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 17
 1. Simpson, Etzella17.0 
 2. Fisher, Amicale12.5 
 3. Svitek, Basket Es.11.0 
 4. Sharry, T7110.5 
 5. Golson, Amicale10.0 
 6. Ulin, Sparta9.0 
 7. Wurtz, Musel Pikes9.0 
 8. Gary, Musel Pikes8.5 
 9. Pelham, Soleuvre8.0 
 10. Frazier, Contern8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent SCHWARTZ
  Musel P.
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Schwartz, Musel P.4.5 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 3. Smith, Sparta4.0 
 4. Golson, Amicale4.0 
 5. Biever, Basket Es.4.0 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.4.0 
 7. Schumacher, T713.5 
 8. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 9. Kox, Musel Pikes3.0 
 10. Kesseler, Basket3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jones, Contern3.0 
 2. Sharry, T712.5 
 3. Bryant, Black Star2.5 
 4. Jeitz, Amicale2.0 
 5. Rajniak, Basket E.2.0 
 6. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 7. Fisher, Amicale2.0 
 8. Ruppert, Basket E.2.0 
 9. Controguerra, T712.0 
 10. Schartz, Amicale2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. McDaniel, Black S.2.0 
 2. Sharry, T712.0 
 3. Frazier, Contern1.0 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.1.0 
 5. Fisher, Amicale1.0 
 6. Golson, Amicale1.0 
 7. Bissener, Etzella1.0 
 8. Delgado, Etzella0.5 
 9. Pelham, Soleuvre0.5 
 10. Wilson, Black Star0.5 



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10/7/2012 2:36:08 PMNBA Europe Live 2012: Boston dismantle Emporio Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Armani - Boston Celtics 75:105

Boston Celtics played their second game on the NBA Europe Live Tour. They visited EA7 Armani at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The US team proved the strength claiming a comprehensive victory. Rajon Rondo (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kentucky) and Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) nailed 17 points each to lead the winners.
Boston exploded with 34 points in the first quarter to take a 3-point advantage. They increased the pressure in the second frame. EA7 Armani scored just 11 points in the period as the Celtics opened a 13-point lead 55:42. Boston continued to dominate in the second half. The Celtics extended the lead to 22 points with one quarter remaining 81:59. Boston did not slow down in the final frame and rolled to the victory at the end. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) provided 14 points, while Terry, Lee and Bass added 11 points each for the winners. Ioannis Bourousis (7'0''-C-83, agency: FCM) answered with 15 points and 14 boards for EA7 Armani. Malik Hairston (6'6''-G/F-87, college: Oregon) and Alessandro Gentile (6'7''-G/F-92) netted 11 points apiece in the loss.

EA7 Armani: Ioannis Bourousis 15+14 boards, Malik Hairston 11, Alessandro Gentile 11
Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo 17, Jeff Green 17, Paul Pierce 14



10/7/2012 10:44:12 AMNuggets open pre-season action with win over Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Denver Nuggets - Los Angeles Clippers 106:104

Denverg Nuggets entered the pre-season campaign with victory over LA Clippers at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas. Kenneth Faried (6'8''-F-89, college: Morehead St.) stepped up with 18 points to pace the winners.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. They were tied at 25 after the first frame. Denver surged ahead in the second frame. The Nuggets eked out a 56:51 halftime lead. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third quarter. The Nuggets entered the fourth period up by five points. The Clippers cut the deficit and eventually Eric Bledsoe (6'1''-PG-89, college: Kentucky) drew things level at 104 with 3 seconds remaining. But Lawson converted a layup at the buzzer to seal the victory for the Nuggets. Corey Brewer (6'9''-G/F-86, college: Florida) delivered 16 points, while Jordan Hamilton (6'7''-G/F-90, college: Texas) contributed 17 points in the win. Eric Bledsoe answered with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Clippers. Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) had 19 points in the loss.

Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried 18, Jordan Hamilton 17, Corey Brewer 16
LA Clippers: Eric Bledsoe 25, Jamal Crawford 19



10/7/2012 3:38:32 AMBobcats waive Paris Horne and Jeff Adrien - by Eurobasket News (T)

Charlotte Bobcats waived Paris Horne (6'3''-G-87, college: St.John's) and Jeff Adrien (6'7''-F-86, agency: Alti Sport, college: Connecticut). Paris Horne joined the training camp after playing for the Bobcats at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas. The guard notched 5.7 points, 4.3 boards and 2.0 assists per game there. Last season Paris Horne spent in Germany. He played for Goettingen. His stats read 10.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in EuroChallenge. The guard delivered 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 1.Bundesliga.
Jeff Adrien started the last season in Benetton Treviso. He posted 13.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in SeriaA. In EuroCup the forward accounted for 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist. Later Jeff Adrien moved to the Houston Rockets and played 8 games in NBA. His stats read 2.6 points and 2.8 boards per appearance. Jeff Adrien finished the season in Russia with Khimky. He posted 8.6 points in PBL as well as 8.5 points in VTB League.



10/7/2012 3:53:57 AMSpurs too good for Montepaschi Siena - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs - Montepaschi Siena 106:77

San Antonio Spurs victoriously opened the NBA pre-season action. They drubbed visiting Montepaschi Siena. Emanuel Ginobili (6'6''-SG-77, agency: Interperformances) and Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) stepped up with 11 points each to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts.
San Antonio ensured a blistering start to game. They cleared off to an 11-point lead at the end of the opening quarter 29:18. The hosts exploded with 30 points in the second term as scoreboard read 59:35. Montepaschi managed to slow the hosts down a bit in the third term. The Italian powerhouse narrowed the deficit at 22-point mark with one quarter remaining. But the Spurs sank 27 points in the fourth period to seal a comfortable win at the end. Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91, college: Texas) and DeJuan Blair (6'7''-F/C-89, college: Pittsburgh) delivered 10 points each for the hosts. Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) and Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) contributed 9 points apiece in the victory. Bobby Brown (6'2''-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) answered with 20 points for Montepaschi Siena. Benjamin Eze (6'10''-C/F-81, college: S.Idaho JC) had 15 points in the loss.

San Antonio Spurs: Emanuel Ginobili 11, Gary Neal 11, Cory Joseph 10, DeJuan Blair 10
Montepaschi Siena: Bobby Brown 20, Benjamin Eze 15



10/7/2012 3:46:52 AMMemphis roll past Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies - Real Madrid 105:93

Memphis Grizzlies opened their pre-season games campaign with the victory over Real Madrid at the FedExForum. Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) fired 27 points to lead the hosts.
The Grizzlies gave a warm welcome for the European side exploding with 33 points in the opening quarter. The hosts stayed on fire adding 29 points in the second frame to establish a 62:47 halftime lead. Memphis maintained the lead throughout the third term. The home team accounted for an 87:71 lead heading into the fourth frame. Real managed to outscore Memphis in the final quarter before losing the game. Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) delivered 18 points, while Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) posted 16 points, 16 boards and 6 assists for the winners. Rudy Fernandez (6'6''-SF-85) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Nikola Mirotic (6'10''-F/C-91) netted 14 points in the loss.

Memphis Grizzlies: Rudy Gay 27, Mike Conley 18, Marc Gasol 16+16 boards
Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 16, Nikola Mirotic 14



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10/7/2012 4:39:17 PMWindsor Express Sign Victor Morris for 2012-13 Season - by Surujh Roopnarine (T)

The Windsor Express will begin training camp for the 2012-13 NBL Canada season with a new face at point guard in Victor Morris (6'1''-G-85, college: Cleveland St.). Morris, 6-1, spent last season with the Moncton Miracles, appearing in 19 games with averages of 9.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 40.9% from the field, 31.6% from three and 82.9% from the free-throw line. Victor Morris played collegiately at Cleveland State University and is entering his fifth professional season having played previously overseas in Germany and Finland.


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10/7/2012 8:34:51 AMMaccabi wins preseason title. Logan, Caner-Medley, Simpson & Allen standout - by David Pick

Led by sharp-shooting David Logan (24), Maccabi Tel-Aviv clinched its third consecutive preseason Israeli cup title with a rough 75-65 (40-39) battle against last year's Israeli league Cinderella Maccabi Ashdod.

Maccabi's recent high-flying signee Malcolm Thomas suited up but didn't partake in the contest and is expected to debut on Thursday against Spanish Unicaja Malaga in the teams' Euroleague opening game.

Behind rookie guard Chris Allen, forward Kenny Gabriel and big man Diamon Simpson, Ashdod took a surprising 13-2 lead and 17-13 first quarter advantage. Logan, the tournaments Most Valuable Player along with Israeli point guard Moran Roth (9) began to rally back completing a 40-39 halftime comeback and 55-53 lead entering the final period.

In the final frame, Logan (the only Tel Aviv player to score in double-digits) and Allen continued their shootout but it was the Euroleague guard with six treys on the night and eight points down the stretch, who closed the curtain on the Southern Israeli team.

Forwards Lior Eliyahu (Agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) (9) and Niklas Caner-Medley (Agency: Beo Basket) (8) combined for 14 rebounds while Guy Pnini (4) took on the distributing roll with five dimes for Tel Aviv.

Simpson, a 6-foot-7 mobile power forward out of St.Mary's University toyed with Tel Aviv's big man collecting 20 points and 12 rebounds en route to impressive tournament averages of 20.6 points and 13.3 rebounds.

Iowa State alumnus guard Allen (20) showcased both his shooting range and passing skills finishing with a game high six dimes, while versatile swingman Kenny Gabriel (10) exploded above the rim. Ashdod's ex-VCU Ram Jamie Skeen failed to impress with two points in 22 minutes of action.





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10/7/2012 4:25:44 AMBest players of Norwegian BLNO round 5 - by Eurobasket News

Talented American Keith Thompson (197-F-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for Baerum Basket and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 22-year old forward had a double-double of 35 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team edged out Froya Basket (#5, 2-3) 83-81. Baerum Basket is placed at 4th position in Norwegian BLNO. Baerum Basket is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. Thompson turned to be Baerum Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Utah Valley University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thompson is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.8ppg. Thompson is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 11.5rpg) and averages solid 59.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American swingman Ronald Timus (197-G/F-84) of Ammerud Bskt. Timus impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Ammerud Bskt lost that game 59-78 to the higher-ranked Gimle BBK (#2, 3-2). This loss caused Ammerud Bskt to drop to 6th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Ammerud Bskt managed to get this year. Timus is a newcomer at Ammerud Bskt 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 Delano Thomas (203-F-81) of second-ranked Gimle BBK. Thomas showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Gimle BBK, leading his team to a 78-59 easy win against the lower-ranked Ammerud Bskt (#6, 1-3). Gimle BBK needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Thomas has a great season in Norway. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.4ppg (9th best), rebounds with 11.4rpg (4th best) and assists with 4.4apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reno Silavs (180-PG-91) of Froya Basket - 21 points and 5 rebounds
5. Phillip Holm (175-G-80) of Baerum Basket - 19 points and 6 assists
6. Stian Enge (190-G-90) of Gimle BBK - 16 points and 5 rebounds
7. Ryan Ferranti (195-F/G-86) of Baerum Basket - 7 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Edmunds Gabrans (190-G-79) of Froya Basket - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Hammad Mostafa (G-86) of Froya Basket - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Marco Elsafadi (193-G/F-76) of Froya Basket - 12 points, 8 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)



10/7/2012 5:18:26 PMBLNO Round 6: Gimle BBK hands first loss to undefeated Centrum - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Centrum (4-1) in Oslo on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Gimle BBK (4-2) 78-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Centrum. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Gimle BBK moved-up to second place. Centrum at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gimle BBK are looking forward to face Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo in the next round. Centrum will play at home against Baerum Basket (#5) in Bekkestua and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Asker. Fifth ranked Froya Basket (3-3) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (0-4) 107-106 on Sunday evening. Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) scored 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Reno Silavs chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) with 24 points and 8 assists. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place. Asker Aliens at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Froya Basket will play against Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo in the next round. Asker Aliens will play on the road against Tromso and hope to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game for Tromso (3-1) which hosted in Tromso 4th ranked Baerum Basket (2-3). Third ranked Tromso had an easy win 75-56. American players dominated the game. Jonathan Jones notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort. Tromso's coach Kenneth Webb used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by Ryan Ferranti did not help to save the game for Baerum Basket. Tromso have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 3-1 record behind leader Centrum. Loser Baerum Basket dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Tromso will meet at home bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (#7) in the next round. Baerum Basket will play against the league's leader Centrum in Oslo and hope to secure a win.



Centrum - Gimle BBK 72-78

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Centrum (4-1) in Oslo on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Gimle BBK (4-2) 78-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Centrum. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Gimle BBK moved-up to second place. Centrum at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gimle BBK are looking forward to face Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo in the next round. Centrum will play at home against Baerum Basket (#5) in Bekkestua and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 178371


Tromso - Baerum Basket 75-56

An interesting game for Tromso (3-1) which hosted in Tromso 4th ranked Baerum Basket (2-3). Third ranked Tromso had an easy win 75-56. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Tromso forced 20 Baerum Basket turnovers. American players dominated the game. Forward Jonathan Jones (196-88, college: Kean) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Gary Wallace (187-88, college: Robert Morris, agency: TSS Management) supported him with 18 points and 4 assists. Four Tromso players scored in double figures. Tromso's coach Kenneth Webb used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by swingman Ryan Ferranti (195-86, college: Rollins) did not help to save the game for Baerum Basket. Forward Keith Thompson (197-90, college: Utah Valley) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Tromso have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 3-1 record behind leader Centrum. Loser Baerum Basket dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Tromso will meet at home bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (#7) in the next round. Baerum Basket will play against the league's leader Centrum in Oslo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tromso: J.Jones 20+17reb+2ast, G.Wallace 18+4reb+4ast, G.Mihaylov 14+2reb+4ast, H.Issalhi 10+7reb+4ast, V.Hansen 4+1reb, N.Phillip 4+1ast
Baerum Basket: R.Ferranti 16+6reb+3ast, K.Thompson 16+8reb, P.Holm 12+2reb, T.Mjos 5+2reb, S.Staver 2, B.Andreassen 2+7reb
gschID: 178369


Asker Aliens - Froya Basket 106-107

Important game to mention about took place in Asker. Fifth ranked Froya Basket (3-3) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (0-4) 107-106 on Sunday evening. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) scored 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian point guard Reno Silavs (180-91) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) with 24 points and 8 assists and Swedish forward Elias Westerlund (197-88) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place. Asker Aliens at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Froya Basket will play against Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo in the next round. Asker Aliens will play on the road against Tromso and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Froya Basket: E.Gabrans 34+7reb+3ast, M.Elsafadi 20+4reb+1ast, R.Silavs 16+6reb+5ast, H.Mostafa 12+8reb+1ast, A.Nzeyimana 12+7reb, E.Dommersnes Markhus 7+1reb
Asker Aliens: E.Westerlund 24+5reb+2ast, E.Stien 24+3reb+8ast, P.Midtvedt 20+2reb+4ast, P.Bertelsen 11+6reb+1ast, J.Bohn 10+7reb+3ast, S.Tallaksen 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178370



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  PHILIPPINES   


10/8/2012 12:57:49 AM2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 7, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo

Coach Franz Pumaren finally tasted an All-Filipino victory in the PBA, while the Kings played headier in the dying moments of their game against the Painters to emerge victorious for the second time so far.

Two former NCAA players did well for Air 21. JRUs John Wilson top-scored for his club, while former Mapua Red Cardinal Yousef Taha grabbed a dozen boards. They could form a powerful young combo for years to come.

Gabe Norwood was tagged with a crucial loose-ball foul in the final minute of play, which paved the way for Ginebra to extend its slim lead and eventually solidify their second win in as many outings. Rain or Shine, in contrast, falls to 1-win and 1-loss.

AIR 21 EXPRESS over GLOBAL PORT BATANG PIER, 88-81

Air 21 and coach Franz Pumaren finally nailed its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup.

After going 0-14 in last seasons all-Filipino tournament when the franchise was still known as Shopinas.com, Pumaren and his Express finally experienced victory in the season-opening conference after beating GlobalPort, 88-81, Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

But Air 21 had to survive some scary moments before securing its first win in two games while handing the Batang Pier their second loss in a row.

We made a lot of mental lapses till the very end. Its a sign that were still in the stage where everybody is still adjusting to each other, said Express head coach Franz Pumaren.

This is entirely a new team. Were lucky that GlobalPort is also still in getting to know stage, he added.

John Wilson came off the bench and scored 17 points to lead Air 21, while Mark Isip and Nino Canaleta added 12 apiece.

Rookie Yousef Taha was also impressive for the Express with 12 rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes of play.

Two-time Most Valuable Willie Miller led all scorers with 22 points for GlobalPort while Gary David added 17. But Miller and David combined for 2-of-15 shooting behind the three-point line.

Batang Pier coach Glenn Capacio did not field in Rabeh Al-Hussaini in the game though the former Ateneo center was fit to play.

Air 21 threatened to pull away after Wynne Arboleda scored on a lay-up to give the Express a 77-65 spread with 5:43 remaining in the game.

But the Express stumbled to a series of turnovers that allowed GlobalPort to close the gap to just four points, 79-75, with 1:09 left.

The Express then sank the needed free throws while Miller and David misfired with their three-point attempts. This allowed Air 21 to escape with the shaky win and bounce back from a 90-87 loss to Barako Bull last Wednesday.

At least the players are getting used to playing close games, said Pumaren.

A21 88- Wilson 17, Isip 12, Canaleta 12, Arboleda 9, Custodio 8, Sena 7, Omolon 6, Atkins 5, Taha 4, Baclao 4, Ritualo 4
GLO 81- Miller 22, David 17, Deutchman 14, Manuel 9, Salvador 8, Lingganay 5, Mandani 2, Vanlandingham 2, Adducul 2, Raymundo 0, Guevarra 0
QS: 24-24, 41-39, 65-60, 88-81

BGY. GINEBRA KINGS over RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS, 98-94

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel just had too many weapons in its arsenal.

The Gin Kings hit one big shot after another to come away with a thrilling 98-94 win over Rain or Shine to seize the solo lead of the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Kerby Raymundo, Mark Caguioa, and LA Tenorio took turns carrying the scoring load for Ginebra in the final quarter to deal the Elasto Painters their first loss in the tournament.

Caguioa finished with a team-high 22 points while Tenorio bounced back from a two-point game in his debut and tallied 20 points.

Raymundo had nine of his 12 points in the frenetic fourth period as both teams exchanged runs.

Were happy were able to squeeze the game. We didnt play well, said Ginebra coach Siot Tanquingcen.

But its a good win for us especially against one of the top teams like Rain or Shine na very fluid na maglaro.

Caguioa banged in a three-pointer to tie count at 90-all with 2:49 remaining. Rico Maierhofer then followed up an airball attempt by LA Tenorio, who later added a free throw to give Ginebra a 93-90 lead.

Rain or Shine scored four quick points on a drive by Ibanes and a follow-up by Norwood to take a slim 94-93 lead.

Tenorio again came to the rescue with a short jumper, before a questionable foul call on Norwood led to Tenorios two free throws gave Ginebra a 97-94 lead with 16.5 seconds left.

Chans three-pointer missed the target in the next play, allowing the Kings stayed unbeaten after two games.

Kailangan pa namin maging consistent and it will come. We have really not jelled as a team, said Tanquingcen.

Jeff Chan led all scorers with 25 points for the Elasto Painters.

GIN 98- Caguioa 22, Tenorio 20, Maierhofer 12, Raymundo 12, Maliksi 9, Wilson 6, Mamaril 6, Cortez 5, Ellis 2, Jensen 2, Helterbrand 2, Hatfield 0
ROS 94- Chan 25, Matias 14, Norwood 11, Rodriguez 10, Cruz 7, Belga 7, Tang 6, Ibanes 6, Quinahan 5, Arana 3
QS: 30-30, 46-49, 69-67, 98-94

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




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  POLAND   


10/7/2012 3:33:18 PMTBL Round 2: Anwil loses to Stelmet ZG - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Anwil (1-1) in Wloclawek on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Stelmet ZG (2-0) 68-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Anwil won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Stelmet ZG's coach Mihailo Uvalin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (182-84) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Stelmet ZG keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Anwil at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Stelmet ZG is looking forward to face league's second-placed Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Anwil will play on the road against the league's leader PGE Turow in Zgorzelec and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of Asseco Prokom (1-1) against AZS Koszalin (1-1) on Saturday night. Visiting Asseco Prokom was defeated by AZS Koszalin in Koszalin 96-82. International guard Lukasz Wisniewski (186-84, college: Barton County CC, agency: Promotex) notched 21 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and Pawel Leonczyk supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Even 17 points and 5 assists by the former international point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) did not help to save the game for Asseco Prokom. Asseco Prokom's coach Kestutis Kemzura rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AZS Koszalin left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Asseco Prokom. AZS Koszalin will play against higher ranked Trefl Sopot (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Asseco Prokom will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Slupsk was also quite interesting. PGE Turow (2-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Energa Czarni (0-2). PGE Turow defeated Energa Czarni 83-70 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Aaron Cel who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). PGE Turow's coach Miodrag Rajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson produced 13 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. PGE Turow keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Energa Czarni still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. PGE Turow will meet at home Anwil in the next round where they are favorite. Energa Czarni will play against Rosa Radom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Trefl Sopot (2-0) crushed at home Start Gdynia (0-2) by 30 points 104-74, which is the biggest margin this round. Frank Turner orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Trefl Sopot keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Start Gdynia still closes the standings with two games lost. Trefl Sopot's next round opponent will be AZS Koszalin (#5) on the road. Start Gdynia will play against Polpharma (#7) in Starogard.

In the last two games of round 2 winless Kotwica lost to undefeated Siarka Jezioro on the opponent's court 90-94. Polpharma managed to outperform Rosa Radom in a home game 87-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 8 rebounds by Rahshon Turner of Siarka Jezioro.


Trefl Sopot - Start Gdynia 104-74

Trefl Sopot (2-0) crushed at home Start Gdynia (0-2) by 30 points 104-74, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Trefl Sopot led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Start Gdynia's 30. Trefl Sopot forced 20 Start Gdynia turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Start Gdynia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The other American import point guard Maurice Acker (173-87, college: Marquette, agency: Edge Sports) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Trefl Sopot players scored in double figures. Guard Michal Jankowski (192-87) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian-Israeli center Robert Rothbart (217-86) added 14 points (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) in the effort for Start Gdynia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Trefl Sopot keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Start Gdynia still closes the standings with two games lost. Trefl Sopot's next round opponent will be AZS Koszalin on the road. Start Gdynia will play against Polpharma in Starogard.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: P.Zamojski 18+1ast, F.Turner 18+4reb+6ast, M.Acker 16+2reb+4ast, S.Spralja 14+3reb+1ast, F.Dylewicz 13+6reb+2ast, A.Waczynski 11+3reb+1ast
Start Gdynia: M.Jankowski 23+6reb+3ast, R.Rothbart 14+1reb, S.Kowalczyk 7+1reb+6ast, P.Pelka 6+1reb, G.Mordzak 6+2reb+1ast, M.Kucharek 5+2reb
gschID: 186712


Anwil - Stelmet ZG 65-68

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Anwil (1-1) in Wloclawek on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Stelmet ZG (2-0) 68-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Anwil won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Stelmet ZG's coach Mihailo Uvalin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (182-84) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Tony Weeden (186-83, college: Chicago St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Anwil players scored in double figures. Stelmet ZG keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Anwil at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Stelmet ZG is looking forward to face Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Anwil will play on the road against PGE Turow in Zgorzelec and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: W.Hodge 20+5reb+8ast, Q.Hosley 15+5reb+1ast, O.Stevic 12+12reb+1ast, A.Lapeta 6+2reb+1ast, M.Cesnauskis 5+4reb, M.Sroka 4+1reb
Anwil: T.Weeden 13+5reb+1ast, S.Hajric 13+4reb, K.Szubarga 13+5reb+4ast, R.Wright 10+6reb, M.Ginyard 8+8reb, P.Frasunkiewicz 4+2reb
gschID: 186709


Siarka Jezioro - Kotwica 94-90

Very expected game in Tarnobrzeg where Kotwica (0-2) was defeated by Siarka Jezioro (2-0) 94-90. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 36-24 Kotwica's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 94-90 at the end of the game. Strangely Kotwica outrebounded Siarka Jezioro 36-24 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Siarka Jezioro especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Kotwica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Rahshon Turner (201-75, college: Fair Dickinson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). point guard Matt Addison (172-87, college: Hardin-Simmons) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Sean Mosley (193-89, college: Maryland) replied with 27 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Maurice Bolden (208-89, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) added 13 points in the effort for Kotwica. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kotwica's coach Tomasz Mrozek tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Siarka Jezioro keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Kotwica at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Siarka Jezioro's next round opponent will be Stelmet ZG in Zielona Gora, which may be the game of the day. Kotwica will play at home against Asseco Prokom in Gdynia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Siarka Jezioro: R.Turner 26+8reb+2ast, J.Dloniak 20+2reb, M.Addison 15+3reb+5ast, X.Alexander 12+4reb+3ast, K.Krajniewski 11+2reb, D.Przybyszewski 4+2reb
Kotwica: S.Mosley 27+5reb, M.Bolden 13+4reb+3ast, P.Niedzwiedzki 12+6reb, C.Jefferson 10+1reb+4ast, J.Zyskowski 9+1ast, G.Arabas 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186710


AZS Koszalin - Asseco Prokom 96-82

Very important is a road loss of Asseco Prokom (1-1) against AZS Koszalin (1-1) on Saturday night. Visiting Asseco Prokom was defeated by AZS Koszalin in Koszalin 96-82. Asseco Prokom was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. AZS Koszalin dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Asseco Prokom's 36. Asseco Prokom was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. International guard Lukasz Wisniewski (186-84, college: Barton County CC, agency: Promotex) notched 21 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and the former international forward Pawel Leonczyk (202-86, agency: Promotex) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Five AZS Koszalin players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 5 assists by the former international point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) did not help to save the game for Asseco Prokom. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) added 14 points and 5 assists for the guests. Asseco Prokom's coach Kestutis Kemzura rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AZS Koszalin left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Asseco Prokom. AZS Koszalin will play against higher ranked Trefl Sopot at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Asseco Prokom will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
AZS Koszalin: L.Wisniewski 21+4reb+4ast, P.Leonczyk 20+8reb+1ast, M.Kuebler 16+1reb, D.Harris 13+6reb, R.Skibniewski 12+3reb+8ast, J.Robinson 11+6reb+1ast
Asseco Prokom: L.Koszarek 17+3reb+5ast, J.Blassingame 14+1reb+5ast, R.Mahalbasic 12+2reb, M.Ponitka 8+4reb, P.Pamula 8+1reb, J.Khazzouh 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 186711


Polpharma - Rosa Radom 87-80

Polpharma used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Radom 87-80. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. 31 personal fouls committed by Rosa Radom helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Ben McCauley (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Jawan Carter (180-87, college: Delaware) contributed with 26 points for the winners. Serbian guard Nikola Vasojevic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Serbian swingman Slavisa Bogavac (200-80, agency: BeoExcell) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Rosa Radom. Four Rosa Radom players scored in double figures. Rosa Radom's coach Mariusz Karol tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Polpharma's next round opponent will be Start Gdynia on the road and are hoping to win another game. Rosa Radom will play against Energa Czarni in Slupsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Polpharma: J.Carter 26+2reb+2ast, Z.Bialek 21+7reb+2ast, B.McCauley 20+9reb+4ast, L.Majewski 9+7reb, U.Mirkovic 6+1ast, M.Nowakowski 3+3reb+2ast
Rosa Radom: H.Radke 16+2reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 15+5reb+6ast, J.Montgomery 13+8reb, S.Bogavac 11+10reb+1ast, P.Kardas 10+1reb+1ast, A.Donigiewicz 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 186707


Energa Czarni - PGE Turow 70-83

The game in Slupsk was also quite interesting. PGE Turow (2-0) played at the court of Energa Czarni (0-2). PGE Turow defeated Energa Czarni 83-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by PGE Turow. Energa Czarni managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. PGE Turow made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized French forward Aaron Cel (203-87) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard David Jackson (193-86, college: W.Illinois) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. PGE Turow's coach Miodrag Rajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian Valdas Dabkus (204-84) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. PGE Turow will meet at home Anwil in the next round where they are favorite. Energa Czarni will play against Rosa Radom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: M.Chylinski 17+1reb+3ast, D.Jackson 15+6reb+3ast, A.Cel 15+9reb, D.Micic 11+1reb, I.Zigeranovic 10+6reb+1ast, I.Opacak 8+2reb+1ast
Energa Czarni: B.Gadri-Nicholson 13+6reb+1ast, L.Knutson 11+1reb+3ast, O.Brandwein 11+1ast, V.Dabkus 11+4reb+1ast, M.Nowakowski 9+3reb, R.Tomaszek 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 186708


10/7/2012 3:23:33 PMStandings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. MKS DG 3-0 
 2. Stal Ostrow 3-0 
 3. P.Cukier SIDEn 2-1 
 4. AZS Kutno 2-1 
 5. Spojnia 2-1 
 6. MOSiR Krosno 2-1 
 7. Slask Wroclaw 2-1 
 8. Znicz Basket 2-1 
 9. Sokol Lancut 2-1 
 10. UMKS Kielce 1-2 
 11. SKK Siedlce 1-2 
 12. Start Lublin 1-2 
 13. Polonia 1-2 
 14. Astoria Bydg. 0-3 
 15. AZS PP 0-3 
 16. AZS Radex 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 7: Stal Ostrow - Astoria Bydg. 76-71
Oct. 7: MKS DG - P.Cukier SIDEn 76-66
Oct. 6: Slask Wroclaw - Polonia 75-66
Oct. 6: Sokol Lancut - AZS Radex 70-67
Oct. 7: SKK Siedlce - MOSiR Krosno 67-69
Oct. 7: Znicz Basket - AZS PP 67-57
Oct. 6: UMKS Kielce - AZS Kutno 65-89
Oct. 7: Start Lublin - Spojnia 56-79

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Polonia - AZS Kutno
Oct. 13: P.Cukier SIDEn - Znicz Basket
Oct. 13: AZS PP - UMKS Kielce
Oct. 13: MOSiR Krosno - Sokol Lancut
Oct. 13: AZS Radex - MKS DG
Oct. 13: Astoria Bydg. - Start Lublin
Oct. 13: Spojnia - SKK Siedlce
Oct. 13: Slask Wroclaw - Stal Ostrow


10/7/2012 3:16:37 PM2Liga Round 1: Action tips off in three groups - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in 2Liga just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results.

Group A
Basket Pila - Wilki Morskie 81-74

The most interesting game of the last round was the first loss of Wilki Morskie (0-1) on the court of leader Basket Pila. Visitors were defeated by Basket Pila 81-74. Wilki Morskie was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 46-33 second half run of Basket Pila. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Wilki Morskie turnovers. Basket Pila players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 17 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Karol Michalek (207-87, agency: Promotex) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Marcin Plawucki (175-89) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Basket Pila players scored in double figures. Power forward Pawel Kowalczuk (207-80, college: St.Francis, NY, agency: Promotex) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and guard Marcin Stoklosa (188-77) added 19 points, 5 assists and 9 steals in the effort for Wilki Morskie. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Basket Pila will play against MKS Skierniew. in Skierniewice in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Wilki Morskie will play at home against Ksiezak Lowicz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wilki Morskie: M.Stoklosa 19+2reb+5ast, P.Kowalczuk 18+6reb+2ast, R.Bojko 11+5reb+3ast, P.Wojdyr 9+6reb, S.Milczynski 6+8reb, P.Knowa 6+3reb
Basket Pila: K.Michalek 16+6reb+1ast, B.Pochocki 13+4reb+2ast, L.Krzeminski 13+5reb+2ast, M.Plawucki 12+6reb+5ast, Z.Malinowski 9+3reb+4ast, G.Przewozniak 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 191986


GTK Gdynia - MKS Skierniew. 108-92

GTK Gdynia used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Skierniewice 108-92 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by GTK Gdynia. MKS Skierniew. was better in second period 31-30. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when GTK Gdynia won last quarter 26-12. They also forced 25 MKS Skierniew. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when GTK Gdynia made 8 blocks. Point guard Jakub Derkowski (179-94) fired 23 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Guard Robert Kolka (184-93) chipped in 26 points. Forward Lukasz Makolski (193-81) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Mateusz Krawiec (187-87) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four GTK Gdynia and five MKS Skierniew. players scored in double figures. GTK Gdynia will face Notec in Inowroclaw in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. MKS Skierniew. will play at home against Basket Pila.
Top scorers:
MKS Skierniew.: L.Makolski 18+9reb+1ast, J.Zielinski 15+5reb+2ast, M.Krawiec 15+5reb+4ast, M.Wojcik 14+6reb+3ast, M.Lapinski 13+1reb+2ast, R.Jarosz 10+3reb+3ast
GTK Gdynia: R.Kolka 26+3reb+3ast, J.Derkowski 23+5reb+8ast, F.Put 17+4reb+1ast, P.Zolnierewicz 11+5reb+3ast, J.Pietkiewicz 10+1reb+2ast, B.Szycik 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 191983


Korsarz Gdansk - Notec 74-71

Korsarz Gdansk used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Inowroclaw 74-71 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Korsarz Gdansk made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 28 Notec turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Korsarz Gdansk made 8 blocks. Forward Jakub Golebiewski (198-90, college: Grayson County CC) fired 14 points for the winners. Guard Mateusz Nitsche (190-86) chipped in 13 points. Four Korsarz Gdansk players scored in double figures. Korsarz Gdansk's coach Andrzej Kwasniewski used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Mikolaj Grod (194-89) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Artur Gliszczynski (178-81) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Korsarz Gdansk will face Trefl II Sopot on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Notec will play against GTK Gdynia.
Top scorers:
Notec: M.Grod 16+6reb, A.Gliszczynski 15+3reb+1ast, A.Filipiak 14, P.Rychlowski 7+3reb, R.Borowicz 6+2reb, M.Majer 5+1reb
Korsarz Gdansk: J.Golebiewski 14+4reb+1ast, J.Zalucki 13, M.Nitsche 13+4reb+1ast, P.Konsek 10+7reb, P.Strychalski 7+1reb+1ast, D.Grujic 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 191984


Ksiezak Lowicz - Suchy Las 88-76

Ksiezak Lowicz used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Suchy Las 88-76 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Ksiezak Lowicz led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ksiezak Lowicz forced 28 Suchy Las turnovers and outrebounded them 43-29 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ksiezak Lowicz made 10 blocks. Guard Bartosz Wluczynski (176-88) fired 14 points, 7 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Center Adam Rajkowski (206-79, agency: Promotex) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ksiezak Lowicz players scored in double figures. Center Filip Pruefer (208-96) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Pawel Mowlik (182-89) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Ksiezak Lowicz will face Wilki Morskie in Szczecin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Suchy Las will play on the road against SMS PZKosz in Wladyslawowo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Suchy Las: P.Mowlik 16+3reb+1ast, F.Pruefer 16+10reb+1ast, D.Szymczak 11+1reb, P.Wieloch 7+1ast, M.Wielechowski 7, S.Walczak 6+2reb
Ksiezak Lowicz: K.Kromer 18+5reb, A.Rajkowski 16+8reb, B.Wluczynski 14+3reb+7ast, T.Smorawinski 13+2reb+4ast, P.Malona 8+8reb, B.Bartoszewicz 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 191985


Trefl II Sopot - SMS PZKosz 54-75

Trefl II Sopot was not able to use a home court advantage and was outscored by the opponent from Wladyslawowo 75-54 on Sunday night. The game without a history. SMS PZKosz led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SMS PZKosz forced 19 Trefl II Sopot turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SMS PZKosz made 17 blocks. Power forward Mikolaj Witlinski (207-95) fired 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Kacper Borowski (203-94) chipped in 14 points. Forward Lukasz Jaskiewicz (202-92) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and David Brembly (197-93) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. SMS PZKosz will face Suchy Las at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Trefl II Sopot will play against Korsarz Gdansk.
Top scorers:
Trefl II Sopot: L.Jaskiewicz 18+10reb, D.Brembly 12+5reb, A.Lebiedzinski 9+4reb+2ast, C.Zieba 8+1reb+1ast, P.Dzierzak 5+3reb+4ast, K.Szymanski 2+4reb+1ast
SMS PZKosz: M.Witlinski 17+7reb, K.Borowski 14+4reb+2ast, M.Zywert 12+2reb+1ast, J.Garbacz 9+3reb+1ast, D.Jeszke 8+2reb+1ast, N.Sirijatowicz 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 191982


Group B
WKK Wroclaw - Nysa Klodzko 85-51

WKK Wroclaw outplayed the opponent from Kloszko 85-51 on Saturday night. The game without a history. WKK Wroclaw 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 Nysa Klodzko's 28. WKK Wroclaw forced 22 Nysa Klodzko turnovers and outrebounded them 48-35 including 16 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when WKK Wroclaw made 12 blocks. The former international swingman Bartosz Diduszko (198-87) fired 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. point guard Jan Grzelinski (178-94) chipped in 11 points and 6 assists. WKK Wroclaw's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Jaroslaw Bartkowiak (202-85) produced 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and point guard Marcin Kowalski (182-82) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. WKK Wroclaw will face Mickiewicz in Katowice in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nysa Klodzko will play at home against AZS AWF K-ce in Katowice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nysa Klodzko: J.Bartkowiak 14+6reb+5ast, M.Kowalski 11+5reb+2ast, R.Ciesla 9+3reb, B.Ratajczak 7+4reb, P.Magdziarz 4+3reb+1ast, B.Wyrwas 4+6reb+1ast
WKK Wroclaw: B.Diduszko 15+6reb+1ast, M.Lopatka 12+6reb+2ast, J.Grzelinski 11+3reb+6ast, A.Grygiel 11+2reb+1ast, T.Nowakowski 8+2reb+1ast, J.Trojan 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 191987


Wschowa - Mickiewicz 51-73

Wschowa was not able to use a home court advantage and surrendered to the opponent from Katowice 73-51 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Mickiewicz. Wschowa was better in third quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Wschowa to just 4 points in first quarter. Mickiewicz dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Wschowa's 22. They outrebounded Wschowa 48-33 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mickiewicz made 7 blocks. Forward Lukasz Kosmowski (196-83) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Michal Moralewicz (184-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Mickiewicz players scored in double figures. Forward Adam Chodkiewicz (200-90) produced 7 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Wojciech Rzeszowski (-90) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Mickiewicz will face WKK Wroclaw at home in the next round. Wschowa will play against Sudety in Jelenia Gora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wschowa: P.Jaworski 13+3reb+1ast, W.Rzeszowski 13+6reb+1ast, M.Zgrzebnicki 8+5reb+2ast, A.Chodkiewicz 7+12reb+5ast, J.Kowalski 4+1reb+1ast, J.Chalupka 4+4reb+3ast
Mickiewicz: L.Kosmowski 12+10reb+1ast, M.Moralewicz 12+7reb+2ast, M.Strzelecki 11+3reb+2ast, R.Sebrala 10+7reb+2ast, D.Kolakowski 9+3reb, M.Batorski 9+7reb
gschID: 191988


Alba Chorzow - HK Zory 75-77

Alba Chorzow was edged by the opponent from Zory 77-75 on Sunday night. Alba Chorzow was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 21-18 charge of HK Zory, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 27 Alba Chorzow turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when HK Zory made 8 blocks. Guard Marcin Marczyk (187-83) fired 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Lukasz Ochodek (195-82) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Tomasz Gembus (198-87) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Krzysztof Morawiec (192-74) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Alba Chorzow's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Alba Chorzow will play on the road against Tychy (#10).
Top scorers:
Alba Chorzow: K.Morawiec 21+2reb, T.Gembus 15+11reb+3ast, P.Laszewski 10+1reb+3ast, L.Wojcik 9+3reb, F.Czyznielewski 8+3reb+4ast, A.Spychala 6+3reb
HK Zory: M.Marczyk 22+6reb+2ast, L.Ochodek 15+5reb+2ast, J.Rduch 9+2reb+2ast, G.Zadecki 8+5reb+2ast, K.Kupczak 6+3reb+2ast, B.Torebko 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 191989


Pogon Prudnik - Tychy 73-64

Pogon Prudnik defeated the opponent from Tychy 73-64 on Saturday night. Pogon Prudnik will face GTK Gliwice on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tychy will play against Alba Chorzow and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 191990


AZS AWF K-ce - GTK Gliwice 66-72

AZS AWF K-ce lost to the opponent from Gliwice 72-66 on Saturday night. AZS AWF K-ce trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-72 at the end of the game. GTK Gliwice made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game, while AZS AWF K-ce only scored eleven points from the stripe. GTK Gliwice forced 25 AZS AWF K-ce turnovers and outrebounded them 38-22 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Tomasz Wrobel (180-85) fired 32 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. Forward Emil Podkowinski (192-88) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Kamil Nowak (196-88) produced 20 points and 4 steals and forward Mariusz Piotrkowski (197-84) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. GTK Gliwice will face Pogon Prudnik at home in the next round. AZS AWF K-ce will play against Nysa Klodzko in Kloszko and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AZS AWF K-ce: K.Nowak 20+3reb, M.Piotrkowski 12+6reb+2ast, T.Milewski 10+4reb+4ast, K.Leszczynski 9+1reb+2ast, M.Ecka 6+3reb+6ast, P.Jurczynski 5+2reb+1ast
GTK Gliwice: T.Wrobel 32+8reb+3ast, E.Podkowinski 16+8reb+1ast, P.Szymanski 9+7reb+1ast, M.Bacik 6+3reb+1ast, M.Damulewicz 5+8reb+1ast, T.Stankala 4+1reb
gschID: 191991


Group C
Rosa II Radom - AZS AGH Alstom 92-85 OT

The biggest surprise took place in Radom where host Rosa II Radom (1-0) beat AZS AGH Alstom (0-1) 92-85 in overtime on Saturday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-20. But AZS AGH Alstom won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where AZS AGH Alstom used huge pressure winning it 22-13 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 8-15. Rosa II Radom forced 30 AZS AGH Alstom turnovers and outrebounded them 50-35 including a 37-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rosa II Radom made 10 blocks. Center Lukasz Sobuta (209-92) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. point guard Jakub Schenk (184-94) chipped in 18 points, 7 assists and 9 steals. Guard Michal Szewczyk (184-85) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and Marek Hajduk (195-80) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Rosa II Radom and four AZS AGH Alstom players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. AZS AGH Alstom will play next round against Handlopex AZS. Rosa II Radom will try to continue on its current victory against Tur Bielsk Pdl. in Bielsk Podlaski.
Top scorers:
AZS AGH Alstom: M.Szewczyk 19+7reb+3ast, G.Dudzik 15+3reb, M.Hajduk 13+5reb+3ast, P.Ostrowski 11+8reb, L.Warmuz 8+5reb+4ast, M.Potraski 5+1reb+2ast
Rosa II Radom: J.Schenk 18+4reb+7ast, M.Zweglinski 15+1reb+2ast, L.Sobuta 15+13reb+1ast, R.Cetnar 13+13reb+2ast, F.Zegzula 11+1reb+2ast, K.Mamcarczyk 10+3reb+3ast
gschID: 191992


PWiK Piaseczno - Tur Bielsk Pdl. 95-100

PWiK Piaseczno was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Bielsk Podlaski 100-95 on Saturday night. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Tur Bielsk Pdl. made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 PWiK Piaseczno turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tur Bielsk Pdl. made 8 blocks. Forward Aaron Weres (196-91) fired 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Lukasz Kuczynski (194-85) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Damian Zapert (196-84) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Przemyslaw Lewandowski (204-78, agency: Promotex) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Five Tur Bielsk Pdl. and four PWiK Piaseczno players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Tur Bielsk Pdl. will face Rosa II Radom at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. PWiK Piaseczno will play against Novum Lublin (#2).
Top scorers:
PWiK Piaseczno: W.Bocianowski 18+2reb+1ast, P.Lewandowski 17+4reb+1ast, M.Wojtynski 16+2reb, D.Zapert 15+6reb+2ast, D.Majewski 7+3reb, P.Andres 6+2reb+2ast
Tur Bielsk Pdl.: A.Weres 22+9reb+2ast, L.Kuczynski 22+8reb+1ast, K.Zakrzewski 19+1reb+2ast, A.Zabielski 18+7reb+4ast, J.Jozwiuk 10+2reb+5ast, P.Brzozowski 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 191993


Novum Lublin - Wisla AWF Kr. 78-66

Novum Lublin used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Krakow 78-66 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Novum Lublin. Wisla AWF Kr. was better in second period 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Novum Lublin made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Wisla AWF Kr. turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Novum Lublin made 11 blocks. Point guard Michael Gospodarek (186-91) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Bartlomiej Karolak (194-92) chipped in 13 points (made all of his eight free throws). Novum Lublin's coach Piotr Karolak used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Jakub Dwernicki (180-86) produced 24 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and power forward Michal Ejiofor (197-91) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Novum Lublin will face PWiK Piaseczno at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Wisla AWF Kr. will play against Pulaski Warka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wisla AWF Kr.: J.Dwernicki 24+5reb+2ast, S.Czepiec 13+6reb, M.Ejiofor 12+9reb, J.Sulowski 9+3reb+2ast, P.Urbanek 4+3reb, M.Goralski 2+3reb
Novum Lublin: M.Gospodarek 24+7reb+3ast, B.Karolak 13+4reb+2ast, A.Mysliwiec 13+4reb+1ast, M.Wisniewski 7+3reb, J.Szadura 6+1reb+1ast, D.Mysliwiec 5+6reb
gschID: 191994


Handlopex AZS - MCKiS Jaworz. 59-86

Handlopex AZS was outleveled by the opponent from Jaworzno 86-59 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by MCKiS Jaworz.. Handlopex AZS was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MCKiS Jaworz. dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Handlopex AZS's 24. MCKiS Jaworz. forced 20 Handlopex AZS turnovers. It was a great shooting night for MCKiS Jaworz. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MCKiS Jaworz. made 13 blocks. Center Lukasz Bak (209-81, agency: Promotex) fired 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Dawid Grochowski (190-89) chipped in 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Sebastian Biela (190-86) produced 15 points and power forward Piotr Mis (204-77) added 6 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. MCKiS Jaworz. will face Legia in Warszawa in the next round. Handlopex AZS will play on the road against AZS AGH Alstom in Krakow and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Handlopex AZS: S.Biela 15+4reb+2ast, P.Jagoda 7+1reb+2ast, K.Banys 6+3reb+1ast, S.Skop 6, P.Mis 6+7reb+2ast, D.Kielar 5+3reb+1ast
MCKiS Jaworz.: L.Bak 15+5reb+1ast, N.Kujon 12+1reb, S.Dusilo 10+3reb, D.Szlapka 10+2reb+2ast, T.Zych 9+3reb+1ast, D.Grochowski 7+6reb+6ast
gschID: 191996



10/7/2012 3:24:19 PM1Liga Round 3: P.Cukier SIDEn loses a game and the top position to MKS DG - by Eurobasket News

1Liga Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated P.Cukier SIDEn (2-1) in Dabrowa Gornicza on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by MKS DG (3-0) 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of P.Cukier SIDEn. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by MKS DG. P.Cukier SIDEn managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MKS DG forced 25 P.Cukier SIDEn turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MKS DG made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for forward Pawel Zmarlak (195-F-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Lukasz Grzegorzewski (192-84) helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was swingman Slawomir Sikora (193-86, agency: Promotex) with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. P.Cukier SIDEn's coach Eugeniusz Kijewski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. MKS DG have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Stal Ostrow. P.Cukier SIDEn at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 6 other teams. MKS DG is looking forward to face bottom-ranked AZS Radex (#16) in Szczecin in the next round which should be an easy win for them. P.Cukier SIDEn will play at home against Znicz Basket (#8) in Pruszkow and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Very significant was MOSiR Krosno's (#7) just 2-point road victory against 8th ranked SKK Siedlce 69-67. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Kamil Laczynski (180-89) who led the winners and scored 12 points and 5 assists. Piotr Pluta accounted for 11 points. point guard Radoslaw Basinski (188-78) came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals for SKK Siedlce in the defeat. SKK Siedlce's coach Tomasz Araszkiewicz tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. MOSiR Krosno (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. SKK Siedlce at the other side dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. MOSiR Krosno will play against Sokol Lancut (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SKK Siedlce will play against Spojnia in Stargard to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Lancut between Sokol Lancut and AZS Radex. Ninth ranked Sokol Lancut (2-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked AZS Radex (0-3). Sokol Lancut managed to escape with a 3-point win 70-67 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Maciej Klima who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Adam Linowski who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds. AZS Radex's coach Zbigniew Majcherek let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sokol Lancut moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser AZS Radex still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with AZS PP and Astoria Bydg.. Sokol Lancut will meet MOSiR Krosno (#6) on the road in the next round. AZS Radex will play against the league's leader MKS DG (#1) in Dabrowa Gornicza and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Wroclaw where 8th ranked Polonia (1-2) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Slask Wroclaw (2-1) 75-66. It was a good game for Lukasz Diduszko who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slask Wroclaw moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Polonia at the other side dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Stal Ostrow in Ostrow Wlkp. and it will be for sure the game of the week. Polonia will play at home against AZS Kutno (#4).
13th ranked UMKS Kielce (1-2) was outscored at home by sixth ranked AZS Kutno (2-1) with the biggest margin this round 89-65 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Jakub Dluski who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 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. AZS Kutno moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted UMKS Kielce dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. AZS Kutno will face Polonia (#13) in Przemysl in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UMKS Kielce will play on the road against AZS PP in Pozoan.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: winless AZS PP lost to Znicz Basket on the opponent's court 57-67. Stal Ostrow managed to outperform Astoria Bydg. in a home game 76-71. Spojnia rolled over Start Lublin on the road 79-56.


Sokol Lancut - AZS Radex 70-67

A very close game took place in Lancut between Sokol Lancut and AZS Radex. Ninth ranked Sokol Lancut (2-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked AZS Radex (0-3). Sokol Lancut managed to escape with a 3-point win 70-67 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 39-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sokol Lancut forced 27 AZS Radex turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sokol Lancut made 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was center Maciej Klima (205-82) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Damian Pieloch (195-89) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Adam Linowski (200-87, agency: Promotex) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Lukasz Pacocha (182-82, agency: Promotex) added 15 points, 6 assists and 5 steals respectively. Four Sokol Lancut and five AZS Radex players scored in double figures. AZS Radex's coach Zbigniew Majcherek let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sokol Lancut moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser AZS Radex still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with AZS PP and Astoria Bydg.. Sokol Lancut will meet MOSiR Krosno (#6) on the road in the next round. AZS Radex will play against the league's leader MKS DG (#1) in Dabrowa Gornicza and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
AZS Radex: A.Linowski 16+8reb+2ast, L.Pacocha 15+3reb+6ast, K.Mielczarek 10+10reb+3ast, J.Koszuta 10+4reb+1ast, L.Biela 10+3reb, M.Raczynski 4+1reb+1ast
Sokol Lancut: D.Pieloch 15+5reb+2ast, M.Baran 15+1reb+4ast, M.Klima 13+11reb+3ast, B.Dubiel 11+8reb+2ast, P.Halas 9+2reb, K.Mlynarski 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 191385


MKS DG - P.Cukier SIDEn 76-66

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated P.Cukier SIDEn (2-1) in Dabrowa Gornicza on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by MKS DG (3-0) 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of P.Cukier SIDEn. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by MKS DG. P.Cukier SIDEn managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MKS DG forced 25 P.Cukier SIDEn turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MKS DG made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for forward Pawel Zmarlak (195-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Lukasz Grzegorzewski (192-84) helped adding 15 points. Five MKS DG players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Slawomir Sikora (193-86, agency: Promotex) with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Jacek Jarecki (197-88) scored 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). P.Cukier SIDEn's coach Eugeniusz Kijewski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. MKS DG have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Stal Ostrow. P.Cukier SIDEn at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 6 other teams. MKS DG is looking forward to face bottom-ranked AZS Radex (#16) in Szczecin in the next round which should be an easy win for them. P.Cukier SIDEn will play at home against Znicz Basket (#8) in Pruszkow and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
P.Cukier SIDEn: J.Jarecki 22, S.Sikora 15+11reb+5ast, A.Kobus 6+4reb, L.Zytko 6+5reb+1ast, M.Kowalewski 5+2reb, R.Plebanek 4+4reb
MKS DG: P.Zmarlak 15+5reb+3ast, L.Grzegorzewski 15+4reb+3ast, M.Woloszyn 12+4reb+1ast, P.Zielinski 11+9reb+1ast, J.Karolak 10+7reb+2ast, G.Grochowski 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 191382


Znicz Basket - AZS PP 67-57

Very expected game in Pruszkow where bottom-ranked AZS PP (0-3) was defeated by tenth ranked Znicz Basket (2-1) 67-57 on Sunday. The game without a history. Znicz Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Znicz Basket forced 21 AZS PP turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Znicz Basket made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for guard Michal Aleksandrowicz (188-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Damian Janiak (191-89) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was center Adam Metelski (208-83, college: Cal-Irvine) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Pawel Hybiak (173-89) scored 7 points and 7 assists. AZS PP's coach Waldemar Mendel gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Znicz Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted AZS PP still closes the standings with three games lost. Znicz Basket will face P.Cukier SIDEn (#3) in Torun in the next round, which may be the game of the day. AZS PP will play at home against UMKS Kielce (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
AZS PP: A.Metelski 10+14reb+1ast, M.Rostalski 8+3reb, L.Ulchurski 8+4reb, M.Szydlowski 7+3reb+1ast, P.Hybiak 7+4reb+7ast, P.Stankiewicz 7+3reb+2ast
Znicz Basket: M.Aleksandrowicz 14+8reb+1ast, D.Janiak 13+7reb+1ast, P.Szymanski 10+6reb+3ast, L.Bonarek 8+2reb+1ast, T.Pisarczyk 7+5reb, A.Sulinski 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 191383


SKK Siedlce - MOSiR Krosno 67-69

Very significant was MOSiR Krosno's (#7) just 2-point road victory against 8th ranked SKK Siedlce 69-67. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. MOSiR Krosno forced 20 SKK Siedlce turnovers. Strangely SKK Siedlce outrebounded MOSiR Krosno 35-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Kamil Laczynski (180-89) who led the winners and scored 12 points and 5 assists. Guard Piotr Pluta (192-81, agency: Court Side) accounted for 11 points for the winning side. point guard Radoslaw Basinski (188-78) came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals and forward Marcin Chodkiewicz (200-82, agency: Promotex) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for SKK Siedlce in the defeat. Four MOSiR Krosno and five SKK Siedlce players scored in double figures. SKK Siedlce's coach Tomasz Araszkiewicz tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. MOSiR Krosno (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. SKK Siedlce at the other side dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. MOSiR Krosno will play against Sokol Lancut (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SKK Siedlce will play against Spojnia in Stargard to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
SKK Siedlce: R.Basinski 14+8reb+4ast, T.Deja 13+2reb, M.Chodkiewicz 12+8reb+1ast, A.Czerwonka 11+2reb+3ast, K.Sulima 10+5reb+3ast, R.Sobilo 5
MOSiR Krosno: W.Pisarczyk 13+2ast, K.Laczynski 12+3reb+5ast, R.Partyka 11+2reb+3ast, P.Pluta 11+3reb+2ast, L.Paul 7+3reb, M.Salamonik 7+3reb
gschID: 191384


Stal Ostrow - Astoria Bydg. 76-71

Very predictable result in Ostrow Wlkp. where leader Stal Ostrow (3-0) defeated bottom-ranked Astoria Bydg. (0-3) 76-71 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Astoria Bydg. won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stal Ostrow forced 28 Astoria Bydg. turnovers and outrebounded them 41-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Stal Ostrow made 11 blocks. It was a great evening for power forward Lukasz Olejnik (203-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Wojciech Zurawski (199-76) helped adding 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. The best for the losing side was power forward Sebastian Laydych (203-87) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and forward Dorian Szyttenholm (194-83) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Stal Ostrow have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MKS DG. Astoria Bydg. at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with three games lost. Stal Ostrow will face Slask Wroclaw (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Astoria Bydg. will play against WIKANA Start (#12) in Lublin and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Astoria Bydg.: S.Laydych 18+6reb+1ast, P.Robak 17+2reb+1ast, D.Szyttenholm 13+8reb+3ast, W.Szafranek 6+3reb, A.Barszczyk 6+3ast, P.Lewandowski 4+2reb+1ast
Stal Ostrow: L.Olejnik 22+6reb, M.Kalowski 12+3reb+1ast, W.Zurawski 10+11reb+2ast, W.Szawarski 8+3reb+3ast, K.Chmielarz 8+5reb+3ast, M.Dymala 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 191379


Start Lublin - Spojnia 56-79

Everything could happen in Lublin at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Spojnia and 11th ranked WIKANA Start had identical 1-1 record. But WIKANA Start was not able to use a home court advantage and was rolled over by the opponent from Stargard 79-56 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Spojnia. WIKANA Start was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding WIKANA Start to just 5 points in third quarter. Spojnia made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 WIKANA Start turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Spojnia made 13 blocks. It was a great evening for guard Tomasz Stepien (193-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. The former international center Wiktor Grudzinski (208-78) helped adding 12 points and 5 rebounds. Spojnia's coach Tadeusz Aleksandrowicz felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was point guard Lukasz Wilczek (189-86) with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 6 steals and swingman Tomasz Celej (198-78, agency: Promotex) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Spojnia (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser WIKANA Start dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. Spojnia will face SKK Siedlce (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. WIKANA Start will play against Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz.
Top scorers:
Start Lublin: T.Celej 12+6reb, L.Szczypka 11+3reb+1ast, P.Luszczewski 10+6reb, L.Wilczek 8+9reb+9ast, P.Kowalski 7+4reb+2ast, A.Misiewicz 6+4reb
Spojnia: T.Stepien 26+4reb, W.Grudzinski 12+5reb+3ast, A.Parzych 11+1reb+1ast, B.Szczepaniak 8+1ast, K.Szpyrka 8+7ast, K.Michalski 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 191380


Slask Wroclaw - Polonia 75-66

An interesting game took place in Wroclaw where 8th ranked Polonia (1-2) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Slask Wroclaw (2-1) 75-66. The hosts were ahead by 8 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 22-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Slask Wroclaw forced 24 Polonia turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 14 blocks. It was a good game for forward Lukasz Diduszko (197-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (195-85) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Slask Wroclaw players scored in double figures. The former international guard Grzegorz Kukielka (192-83, agency: Promotex) answered with 16 points and 5 blocks and center Dariusz Wyka (207-91) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Polonia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slask Wroclaw moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Polonia at the other side dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Stal Ostrow in Ostrow Wlkp. and it will be for sure the game of the week. Polonia will play at home against AZS Kutno (#4).
Top scorers:
Polonia: G.Kukielka 16+3reb+3ast, D.Wyka 12+5reb, M.Musijowski 9+3reb+3ast, T.Przewrocki 7+3reb+4ast, B.Bal 7+2reb+1ast, A.Mikolajko 6+6reb+2ast
Slask Wroclaw: A.Mroczek-Truskowski 17+8reb, L.Diduszko 17+10reb+3ast, P.Kikowski 16+1reb+2ast, N.Kulon 11+3reb+3ast, T.Ochonko 4+1reb+2ast, R.Hyzy 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 191381


UMKS Kielce - AZS Kutno 65-89

13th ranked UMKS Kielce (1-2) was outscored at home by sixth ranked AZS Kutno (2-1) with the biggest margin this round 89-65 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by AZS Kutno. UMKS Kielce was better in fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AZS Kutno forced 22 UMKS Kielce turnovers and outrebounded them 40-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by UMKS Kielce's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AZS Kutno made 11 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Jakub Dluski (200-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Grzegorz Malecki (197-84, agency: Promotex) helped adding 23 points. The best for the losing side was forward Kamil Kamecki (198-87) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Wojciech Miernik (194-88) scored 12 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. AZS Kutno moved-up to third place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted UMKS Kielce dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. AZS Kutno will face Polonia (#13) in Przemysl in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UMKS Kielce will play on the road against AZS PP in Pozoan.
Top scorers:
UMKS Kielce: K.Kamecki 14+7reb+1ast, W.Miernik 12+3reb+1ast, D.Tokarski 8+2reb+1ast, A.Busz 8+2reb, M.Wrobel 6+1reb, A.Kijanowski 5+2ast
AZS Kutno: G.Malecki 23+3reb+3ast, J.Dluski 15+14reb+3ast, L.Kwiatkowski 12+7reb+1ast, P.Trepka 9+4reb, H.Mazur 8+1reb+2ast, W.Glabas 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 191378


10/7/2012 3:17:58 PM2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tomasz WROBEL
  GTK G.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 32
 1. Wrobel, GTK G.32.0 
 2. Kolka, GTK Gdynia26.0 
 3. Gospodarek, Novum24.0 
 4. Dwernicki, Wisla A.24.0 
 5. Derkowski, GTK G.23.0 
 6. Weres, Tur B.22.0 
 7. Marczyk, HK Zory22.0 
 8. Kuczynski, Tur B.22.0 
 9. Morawiec, Alba C.21.0 
 10. Nowak, AZS A.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert CETNAR
  Rosa I.
  (197-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cetnar, Rosa I.13.0 
 2. Sobuta, Rosa I.13.0 
 3. Chodkiewicz, Wscho.12.0 
 4. Gembus, Alba C.11.0 
 5. Platek, WKK W.10.0 
 6. Pruefer, Suchy Las10.0 
 7. Jaskiewicz, Trefl10.0 
 8. Kosmowski, Mickiew.10.0 
 9. Makolski, MKS S.9.0 
 10. Ejiofor, Wisla A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub DERKOWSKI
  GTK G.
  (179-PG-94)
  Avg: 8
 1. Derkowski, GTK G.8.0 
 2. Wojciechowsk., Ksi.7.0 
 3. Wluczynski, Ksieza.7.0 
 4. Schenk, Rosa I.7.0 
 5. Grochowski, MCKiS6.0 
 6. Paszkiewicz, PWiK6.0 
 7. Grzelinski, WKK W.6.0 
 8. Ecka, AZS A.6.0 
 9. Zywert, SMS P.5.0 
 10. Stoklosa, Wilki M.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SCHENK
  Rosa I.
  (184-PG-94)
  Avg: 9
 1. Schenk, Rosa I.9.0 
 2. Stoklosa, Wilki M.9.0 
 3. Bojko, Wilki Morsk.8.0 
 4. Paszkiewicz, PWiK7.0 
 5. Wluczynski, Ksieza.7.0 
 6. Brembly, Trefl I.6.0 
 7. Derkowski, GTK G.6.0 
 8. Dzierzak, Trefl I.6.0 
 9. Glapinski, Handlo.5.0 
 10. Kubista, Alba C.5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mateusz WISNIEWSKI
  Novum L.
  (204-C-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Wisniewski, Novum5.0 
 2. Sirijatowicz, SMS5.0 
 3. Cetnar, Rosa I.5.0 
 4. Klocek, MCKiS J.4.0 
 5. Szewczyk, AZS A.4.0 
 6. Knowa, Wilki Morsk.4.0 
 7. Bialdyga, HK Zory4.0 
 8. Michalek, Basket P.3.0 
 9. Przewozniak, Baske.3.0 
 10. Chalupka, Wschowa3.0 


10/7/2012 3:47:36 PMStats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Piotr PLUTA
  MOSiR K.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Pluta, MOSiR K.19.7 
 2. Olejnik, Stal Ostr.17.3 
 3. Grzegorzewsk., MKS17.3 
 4. Dluski, AZS Kutno16.3 
 5. Kikowski, Slask W.16.3 
 6. Zurawski, Stal O.16.0 
 7. Celej, Start Lublin16.0 
 8. Jarecki, P.Cuk.16.0 
 9. Szymanski, Znicz B.16.0 
 10. Pacocha, AZS Rad.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam METELSKI
  AZS P.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Metelski, AZS P.15.7 
 2. Zurawski, Stal O.13.7 
 3. Dluski, AZS Kutno11.0 
 4. Diduszko, Slask W.10.3 
 5. Basinski, SKK S.8.7 
 6. Zmarlak, MKS D.8.0 
 7. Mlynarski, Sokol L.7.0 
 8. Kolowca, Polonia7.0 
 9. Pisarczyk, Znicz B.6.7 
 10. Linowski, AZS R.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Grzegorz GROCHOWSKI
  MKS D.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 7
 1. Grochowski, MKS D.7.0 
 2. Wilczek, Start Lub.5.7 
 3. Brek, AZS Kutno5.7 
 4. Pacocha, AZS Radex5.3 
 5. Lewandowski, Astor.5.3 
 6. Hybiak, AZS P.5.3 
 7. Szumelda-K., Stal5.0 
 8. Musijowski, Polonia5.0 
 9. Basinski, SKK S.4.7 
 10. Laczynski, MOSiR4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Radoslaw BASINSKI
  SKK S.
  (188-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Basinski, SKK S.5.7 
 2. Baran, Sokol Lanc.5.3 
 3. Musijowski, Polonia4.0 
 4. Hybiak, AZS P.4.0 
 5. Pacocha, AZS Radex4.0 
 6. Busz, UMKS K.3.3 
 7. Sulinski, Znicz B.3.3 
 8. Wilczek, Start Lub.3.3 
 9. Grochowski, MKS D.3.3 
 10. Bal, Polonia3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia4.0 
 2. Laczynski, MOSiR K.3.7 
 3. Musijowski, Polonia3.3 
 4. Kulon, Slask Wrocl.2.7 
 5. Mazur, AZS Kutno2.7 
 6. Basinski, SKK S.2.7 
 7. Diduszko, Slask W.2.7 
 8. Kukielka, Polonia2.3 
 9. Pieloch, Sokol Lan.2.3 
 10. Przewrocki, Polon.2.0 


10/7/2012 4:55:44 AMTwin Basket Cup live on KP Sport - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

On this cloudy sunday we pronounce the second day of Twin Basket Cup 2012 in Toruń cast;ed live by KP SPORT. We can see a friendly duel between Philadelphia team from USA,
Cadca from Slovakia, Łuck from Ukraine, Kaliningrad from Russia and host team from Toruń. If you want to watch live broadcoast please go to the: www.kpsport.tv

In the first match team from Ukraine crushed USA team 96:28., Second match hold an equal match between Toruń and Łuck which end in host team win in 60:53 score, third match
showed hosts team another win Cadca , this time witch and at the end of the first day of Twin Basket Cup we could see a fantastic match between Philadelphia and Cadca team
which ended 34:35 with Slovakia's victory. Sadly we couldn't see Kaliningrads team players becouse they didn't arrive.



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  PORTUGAL   


10/7/2012 3:40:34 PMOliveirense clinch Proliga Antonio Pratas Trophy title - by Eurobasket News

Oliveirense - Maia Basket 81:64

Oliveirense claimed the first trophy of the new season. They overcame Maia Basket in the Final of Proliga Antonio Pratas Trophy. Joao Reveles (187-G-80) stepped up with 20 points to lead the winners.
Oliveirense jumped to a 21:18 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Oliveirense ensured a 46:31 halftime buffer. The margin grew deeper in the third term. Oliveirense entered the fourth stanza up by as many as 19 points 66:47. Maia Basket slowed their opponents down in the fourth quarter but failed to threaten the margin losing the clash. Joao Abreu (179-G-83) delivered 15 points, while Nuno Freitas (180-G-81) added 14 points in the win. Pedro Catarino (184-G-90) answered with 16 points for Maia Basket. Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) had 15 points in the loss.

Oliveirense: Joao Reveles 20, Joao Abreu 15, Nuno Freitas 14
Maia Basket: Pedro Catarino 16, Nuno Marcal 15



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  QATAR   


10/7/2012 5:05:57 AMQatar clinch GCC Championship title - by Eurobasket News

Bahrain - Qatar 64:74

Qatar defended their Gulf Cup title. They overcame Bahrain to celebrate the fifth straight title in Manama. Boney Watson (183-PG-78, college: Sam Houston St.) came up with 20 points to lead the visitors.
Qatar earned a 20:15 lead after ten minutes of action. They maintained it throughout the second frame. Qatar secured a 38:31 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin in the third term. The visitors entered the fourth frame up by 9 points. Bahrain failed to turn things around in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Erfan Ali (198-PF-83) notched 16 points, while Yasseen Ismail (204-F/C-80) had 12 points for Qatar. Mohammed Hassan (194-F/G-80) answered with 18 points for Bahrain. Bader Abdulla Malabes (87) and Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.) netted 15 and 13 points respectively in defeat.

Bahrain: Mohammed Hassan 18, Bader Abdulla Malabes 15, Chester Giles 13
Qatar: Boney Watson 20, Erfan Ali 16, Yasseen Ismail 12



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  ROMANIA   

10/7/2012 5:16:37 PMStats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Deven MITCHELL
  Gaz Metan
  (197-F-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Mitchell, Gaz Metan29.0 
 2. Tica, Ploiesti25.0 
 3. Martinic, CSM B.24.0 
 4. Dundjerski, Gaz M.23.0 
 5. Wallace, Farul Con.22.0 
 6. Nakic, U.Mobite.21.0 
 7. Pesic, Oradea20.0 
 8. Steffel, Rovinari20.0 
 9. Cuic, Targu Mures20.0 
 10. Derasimovic, Timi.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MISKOVIC
  Craiova
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Miskovic, Craiova15.0 
 2. Steffel, Rovinari13.0 
 3. Pesic, Oradea10.0 
 4. Hajdic, Miercure.10.0 
 5. Carutasu, CSM B.10.0 
 6. Kinloch, Pitesti9.0 
 7. Avalic, Miercure.9.0 
 8. Badila, Dinamo B.8.0 
 9. Nikolic, Rovinari8.0 
 10. Topchov, Oradea8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.13.0 
 2. Nikolic, Rovinari8.0 
 3. Jovanovic, Timisoa.7.0 
 4. Mandic, Ploiesti6.0 
 5. Cuic, Targu Mures6.0 
 6. Tudor, Ploiesti6.0 
 7. Hargrove, Ploiesti5.0 
 8. Pesic, Oradea5.0 
 9. Paul, CSU Sibiu5.0 
 10. Nikolov, U.Mobite.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.0 
 2. Nikolov, U.Mobite.5.0 
 3. Mitchell, Gaz Metan4.0 
 4. Mihai, Dinamo B.4.0 
 5. Filip, Dinamo B.3.0 
 6. Thomas, Giurgiu3.0 
 7. Burrell, Giurgiu3.0 
 8. Wallace, Farul Con.3.0 
 9. Jones, Pitesti3.0 
 10. Bosnjak, CSM B.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dominique ARCHIE
  Timisoara
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Archie, Timisoara4.0 
 2. Harvey, Giurgiu3.0 
 3. Carutasu, CSM B.3.0 
 4. Hajdic, Miercure.2.0 
 5. Kickingstall., Tim.2.0 
 6. Jones, Pitesti2.0 
 7. Adebayo, Targu M.2.0 
 8. Lapuste, Rovinari1.0 
 9. Petronic, Farul C.1.0 
 10. Bosnjak, CSM B.1.0 


10/7/2012 4:53:35 PMStandings

Division A Standings
 1. Craiova 1-0 
 2. CSM Bucuresti 1-0 
 3. Gaz Metan 1-0 
 4. Oradea 1-0 
 5. Ploiesti 1-0 
 6. Rovinari 1-0 
 7. Timisoara 1-0 
 8. U.Mobitel.CN 1-0 
 9. CSU Sibiu 0-1 
 10. Dinamo B. 0-1 
 11. Farul Const. 0-1 
 12. Giurgiu 0-1 
 13. Miercurea Ciuc 0-1 
 14. Pitesti 0-1 
 15. Targu Mures 0-1 
 16. Timba Timis. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 6: Giurgiu - Gaz Metan 82-89
Oct. 7: U.Mobitel.CN - Dinamo B. 79-68
Oct. 6: Targu Mures - Timisoara 72-85
Oct. 7: Oradea - Pitesti 69-66
Oct. 6: Timba Timis. - Craiova 67-72
Oct. 6: CSM Bucuresti - Miercurea Ciuc 66-61
Oct. 6: Rovinari - CSU Sibiu 66-56
Oct. 6: Farul Const. - Ploiesti 56-74

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: CSU Sibiu - U.Mobitel.CN
Oct. 13: Craiova - Pitesti
Oct. 13: Dinamo B. - Oradea
Oct. 13: Miercurea Ciuc - Rovinari
Oct. 13: Timisoara - CSM Bucuresti
Oct. 13: Ploiesti - Targu Mures
Oct. 13: Gaz Metan - Farul Const.
Oct. 13: Timba Timis. - Giurgiu


10/7/2012 4:54:02 PMDivision A starts in the country - by Eurobasket News

U.Mobitel.CN - Dinamo B. 79-68

U-Mobitelco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. U-Mobitelco forced 22 CS Dinamo Bucuresti turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by CS Dinamo Bucuresti's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Wright (180-86, college: Austin Peay St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 6 steals. Croatian point guard Vedran Nakic (184-89) contributed with 21 points for the winners. U-Mobitelco's coach Niksa Bavcevic used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Andrei Badila (190-84) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and forward Leonard Filip (200-93) added 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for CS Dinamo Bucuresti.

Top scorers:
Dinamo B.: A.Badila 17+8reb+2ast, L.Filip 16+8reb+1ast, C.Mihai 14+2reb, I.Pirlog 11+3reb+4ast, A.Sipos 7+4reb+2ast, V.Mihai 3+4reb+3ast
U.Mobitel.CN: V.Nakic 21+2reb+2ast, D.Wright 15+5reb+13ast, H.Nikolov 14+5reb+5ast, S.Barnette 12+3reb+4ast, M.Ciotlaus 6+1reb, M.Lazar 6+7reb+1ast


gschID: 178447


Oradea - Pitesti 69-66

The hosts were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 16-12 run, which allowed them to win the game. Oradea made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Serbian forward Milos Pesic (205-84) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bosnian center Sasha Topchov (206-80) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Five Oradea players scored in double figures. American forward Damien Kinloch (203-80, college: Tenn Tech) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Croatian guard Pankracije Barac (196-81, agency: Court Side) added 16 points respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Pitesti: D.Kinloch 16+9reb+1ast, P.Barac 16+1reb+2ast, D.Gennie 9+3reb+3ast, O.Calota 7+3reb+1ast, M.Jones 6+5reb+3ast, D.Albijanic 5+1reb
Oradea: M.Pesic 20+10reb+5ast, S.Topchov 11+8reb+1ast, N.Maric 11+4reb+3ast, S.Lupusavei 11+1reb+2ast, B.Tibirna 10+2reb, I.Stefanovic 3+5reb


gschID: 178448


Farul Const. - Ploiesti 56-74

The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Farul Const. was better in second period 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ploiesti dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Farul Const.'s 24. They outrebounded Farul Const. 38-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. Ploiesti looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Farul Const.'s players. It was a very good performance for Serbian power forward Vladimir Tica (208-81, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. The former international center Catalin Burlacu (210-77, agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Robin Wallace answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Jeremi Booth (195-87, college: Appalachian St.) added 14 points in the effort for Farul Const.


Top scorers:
Farul Const.: R.Wallace 22+6reb+2ast, J.Booth 14+1reb+1ast, M.Mathis 10+3reb+1ast, D.Petronic 3+6reb+1ast, B.Stancut 3+1reb, M.Minea 2+2reb+1ast
Ploiesti: V.Tica 25+4reb+1ast, C.Burlacu 19+7reb, D.Hargrove 10+8reb+5ast, A.Tudor 6+3reb+6ast, V.Mandic 6+3reb+6ast, V.Stanescu 6+6reb+2ast


gschID: 178444


Targu Mures - Timisoara 72-85

The game was mostly controlled by Timisoara. Targu Mures was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Timisoara dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Targu Mures' 24. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for Bosnian point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 assists. Serbian swingman Marko Derasimovic (200-84, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) answered with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and center Liviu Dumitru (203-79) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Targu Mures. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Targu Mures' coach Srecko Sekulovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
Targu Mures: B.Cuic 20+5reb+6ast, L.Dumitru 14+8reb+1ast, A.Ciric 13+3reb+1ast, V.Peciukas 10+2reb+1ast, M.Ceskovic 9+2reb+3ast, D.Tudosa 3
Timisoara: M.Derasimovic 20+2reb+2ast, Z.Jovanovic 16+1reb+7ast, B.Popescu 11+7reb+1ast, D.Johnson 10+4reb+1ast, A.Capusan 9+5reb+2ast, I.Jelenic 8+1reb+2ast


gschID: 178445


CSM Bucuresti - Miercurea Ciuc 66-61

Miercurea Ciuc trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 18-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-66 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CSM Bucuresti made 7 blocks. Miercurea Ciuc was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (184-87, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 4 assists. Canadian guard Stephen Sir (195-82, college: N.Arizona) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Serbian guard Sasa Avalic (198-80) answered with 7 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Croatian forward Franko Filipovic (203-87) added 16 points in the effort for Miercurea Ciuc.


Top scorers:
Miercurea Ciuc: F.Filipovic 16+3reb, F.Bubalo 12+3reb+4ast, J.Dupre 10+5reb+1ast, M.Hajdic 9+10reb, Z.Henifin 7+3reb, S.Avalic 7+9reb+4ast
CSM Bucuresti: G.Martinic 24+3reb+4ast, S.Sir 13+2reb+1ast, S.Santa 9+5reb, M.Pupovic 6+3reb+2ast, V.Carutasu 6+10reb, A.Urucatu 5+1ast


gschID: 178446


Timba Timis. - Craiova 67-72

The guests trailed by 16 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Craiova outrebounded Timba Timosoara 34-19 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Timba Timosoara was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. American guard LeVar Seals (195-82, college: De Paul) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Craiova players scored in double figures. American forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: SF Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Chief Kickingstallionsims (216-86, college: Alabama St., agency: I.D.S. Law) added 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Timba Timosoara.


Top scorers:
Timba Timis.: C.Kickingstallionsims 15+5reb, J.Glynn 15+7reb+1ast, R.Huckaby 12+1reb+1ast, B.Stojakovic 9+2reb+2ast, F.Popa 7+1reb+1ast, B.Grubisic 3+1reb
Craiova: L.Seals 19+6reb+1ast, I.Miskovic 14+15reb+1ast, R.Dzambic 13+4reb+2ast, I.Dragusin 12+7reb+1ast, D.Habus 10, T.Bureau 4+1reb+1ast


gschID: 178442


Giurgiu - Gaz Metan 82-89

Giurgiu was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 51-43 second half run of Gaz Metan. They made 34-of-41 charity shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Giurgiu only scored eighteen points from the stripe. Giurgiu was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian guard Slobodan Dundjerski (188-88, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American forward Deven Mitchell (197-84, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 29 points and 4 steals. Gaz Metan's coach Marcel Tenter allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American forward Derek Thomas (193-84, college: Appalachian St.) responded with 18 points and the other American import guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTPA) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Five Giurgiu players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Giurgiu: D.Thomas 18+1reb+2ast, C.Vlaicu 13+2reb+1ast, P.Petty 13+5reb+2ast, B.Burrell 12+2reb+4ast, J.Simmons 12+1reb+1ast, T.Harvey 10+3reb
Gaz Metan: D.Mitchell 29+1ast, S.Dundjerski 23+7reb+1ast, P.Graham 14+2reb, I.Ivanovic 7+2reb, M.St.John 7+4reb+1ast, A.Mladenovic 5+4reb+2ast


gschID: 178443


Rovinari - CSU Sibiu 66-56

Visiting CSU Sibiu was defeated by Rovinari in Rovinari 66-56. The game was mostly controlled by Rovinari. CSU Sibiu managed to win third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Czech power forward David Steffel (212-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and Serbian guard Stefan Nikolic (192-87) accounted for 9 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Devon Austin (198-87, college: Manhattan) came up with 12 points and Serbian center Milos Marjanovic (207-81, agency: BeoExcell) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for CSU Sibiu in the defeat.


Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: D.Austin 12+4reb, K.Knutson 9+5reb, U.Velickovic 8+2reb+4ast, N.Markovic 8+1ast, M.Marjanovic 8+6reb+1ast, M.Paul 6+4reb+5ast
Rovinari: D.Steffel 20+13reb+1ast, S.Atanackovic 15+6reb+1ast, L.Darby 10+4reb, S.Nikolic 9+8reb+8ast, R.Giles 5+2reb, F.Lapuste 4+3reb


gschID: 178441



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10/7/2012 9:32:34 AMKyle Goldcamp leaves Spartak-Primorie - by Eurobasket News (T)

Spartak-Primorie and Kyle Goldcamp (208-F-86, college: Gannon) reached mutual agreement on terms of contract termination. The forward joined the Vladivostok team in the pre-season. He played in the opening round of PBL. Kyle Goldcamp posted 2 points and 2 steals against CSKA. Last season Kyle Goldcamp spent in D-League. He played for Erie Bay Hawks. His stats read 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 block per appearance. The forward also took part at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas. He averaged 2.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Kyle Goldcamp graduated from Gannon in 2009.


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10/7/2012 4:18:06 AMStandings

National League Standings
 1. C.Eriksson F. 4-0 
 2. Edinburgh K. 4-0 
 3. Troon T. 3-1 
 4. Glasgow Univ. 2-2 
 5. Stirling K. 2-2 
 6. Glasgow R. II 1-2 
 7. St.Mirren S. 1-2 
 8. Dunfermline R. 1-3 
 9. Boroughmuir 1-3 
 10. Glasgow Storm 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 6: Stirling K. - Glasgow Storm 74-66
Oct. 6: Edinburgh K. - Troon T. 72-62
Oct. 6: Boroughmuir - St.Mirren S. 69-65
Oct. 6: Glasgow R. II - Glasgow Univ. 63-72
Oct. 6: C.Eriksson F. - Dunfermline R. 100-57

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 20: Glasgow R. II - C.Eriksson F.
Oct. 20: Glasgow Storm - Edinburgh K.
Oct. 20: Glasgow Univ. - Stirling K.
Oct. 20: St.Mirren S. - Dunfermline R.
Oct. 20: Troon T. - Boroughmuir



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10/7/2012 3:46:52 AMMemphis roll past Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies - Real Madrid 105:93

Memphis Grizzlies opened their pre-season games campaign with the victory over Real Madrid at the FedExForum. Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) fired 27 points to lead the hosts.
The Grizzlies gave a warm welcome for the European side exploding with 33 points in the opening quarter. The hosts stayed on fire adding 29 points in the second frame to establish a 62:47 halftime lead. Memphis maintained the lead throughout the third term. The home team accounted for an 87:71 lead heading into the fourth frame. Real managed to outscore Memphis in the final quarter before losing the game. Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) delivered 18 points, while Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) posted 16 points, 16 boards and 6 assists for the winners. Rudy Fernandez (6'6''-SF-85) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Nikola Mirotic (6'10''-F/C-91) netted 14 points in the loss.

Memphis Grizzlies: Rudy Gay 27, Mike Conley 18, Marc Gasol 16+16 boards
Real Madrid: Rudy Fernandez 16, Nikola Mirotic 14



10/7/2012 5:15:50 AMRihards Kuksiks is a newcomer at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC - by Eurobasket News (T)

Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (ACB) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Latvian international small forward Rihards Kuksiks (197-88, college: Arizona State). Kuksiks played most recently at Valencia Basket (ACB). In 10 Eurocup games last season he recorded 6.7ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played 17 games in ACB where he averaged just 2.4ppg. Kuksiks helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Kuksiks has played for Senior National Team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008. He represented Latvia at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 58.1%, FT: 72.7%.
Kuksiks graduated from Arizona State in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


10/7/2012 3:01:42 PMStandings - LEB Gold

LEB Gold Standings
 1. A.Ford Burgos 1-0 
 2. Andorra 1-0 
 3. Breogan 1-0 
 4. Coruna 1-0 
 5. Lucentum 1-0 
 6. Melilla 1-0 
 7. Palencia 1-0 
 8. Caceres 0-1 
 9. Clavijo 0-1 
 10. FCB Regal II 0-1 
 11. Forca Lleida 0-1 
 12. Lobe Huesca 0-1 
 13. Ourense 0-1 
 14. Planasa NV 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 5: Melilla - Caceres 95-78
Oct. 5: Lobe Huesca - Andorra 81-82
Oct. 6: Breogan - FCB Regal II 79-73
Oct. 7: Coruna - Planasa NV 77-73
Oct. 5: Ourense - Palencia 68-93
Oct. 5: Forca Lleida - A.Ford Burgos 52-67
Oct. 7: Lucentum - Clavijo 118-115 3OT

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 12: Planasa NV - Forca Lleida
Oct. 12: Palencia - Coruna
Oct. 12: Caceres - Ourense
Oct. 12: Clavijo - Melilla
Oct. 14: FCB Regal II - Lucentum
Oct. 14: Andorra - Breogan
Oct. 12: A.Ford Burgos - Lobe Huesca


10/7/2012 2:17:23 PMStandings - ACB

ACB Standings
 1. Asefa Estudian. 2-0 
 2. Blusens M. 2-0 
 3. CAI Zaragoza 2-0 
 4. G.Canaria 2014 2-0 
 5. Real Madrid 2-0 
 6. Valencia 2-0 
 7. Unicaja 1-1 
 8. Blancos de R. 1-1 
 9. Caja Laboral 1-1 
 10. Gescrap BB 1-1 
 11. UCAM Murcia 1-1 
 12. FIATC Joventut 1-1 
 13. Assignia M. 0-2 
 14. Cajasol 0-2 
 15. CB Canarias 0-2 
 16. FCB Regal 0-2 
 17. Lagun Aro GBC 0-2 
 18. Mad-Croc 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 7: Caja Laboral - Cajasol 90-70
Oct. 7: Gescrap BB - FCB Regal 78-77
Oct. 7: UCAM Murcia - Valencia 77-78
Oct. 3: Blancos de R. - Real Madrid 75-100
Oct. 7: Unicaja - FIATC Joventut 73-71
Oct. 7: Lagun Aro GBC - Asefa Estudian. 71-83
Oct. 7: Mad-Croc - Blusens M. 71-79
Oct. 6: CB Canarias - CAI Zaragoza 65-85
Oct. 7: Assignia M. - G.Canaria 2014 64-80

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 14: Valencia - CAI Zaragoza
Oct. 14: Blusens M. - CB Canarias
Oct. 14: Asefa Estudian. - Cajasol
Oct. 13: G.Canaria 2014 - Caja Laboral
Oct. 14: FCB Regal - UCAM Murcia
Oct. 14: Real Madrid - Mad-Croc
Oct. 14: FIATC Joventut - Assignia M.
Oct. 14: Lagun Aro GBC - Gescrap BB
Oct. 14: Unicaja - Blancos de R.


10/7/2012 2:46:37 PMStats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Blanco.
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Sinanovic, Blanco.20.0 
 2. Lewis, UCAM M.20.0 
 3. Nelson, G.Canari.20.0 
 4. Mirotic, Real Madr.20.0 
 5. Granger, Asefa E.19.5 
 6. Kirksay, Asefa E.19.0 
 7. Corbacho, Bluse.18.0 
 8. Oliver, FIATC J.18.0 
 9. Gatens, UCAM M.17.5 
 10. Nocioni, Caja Lab.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vitor FAVERANI
  Valencia
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Faverani, Valencia12.5 
 2. Sinanovic, Blanco.9.0 
 3. Kirksay, Asefa E.8.5 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal8.5 
 5. Donaldson, CB Cana.8.5 
 6. Gaffney, FIATC J.8.5 
 7. Junyent, Bluse.8.0 
 8. Aguilar, CAI Z.7.5 
 9. Nelson, G.Canari.7.0 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Bluse.
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rodriguez, Bluse.8.0 
 2. Satoransky, Cajasol5.5 
 3. Oliver, FIATC J.5.5 
 4. Granger, Asefa E.5.0 
 5. Quezada, FIATC J.5.0 
 6. Miso, UCAM M.4.5 
 7. Roll, CAI Zaragoza4.5 
 8. Renfroe, Blancos4.5 
 9. Gabriel, Asefa E.4.5 
 10. Williams, Unicaja4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lamont BARNES
  Asefa E.
  (208-F/C-78)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Barnes, Asefa E.3.5 
 2. Kirksay, Asefa E.3.0 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 4. Feldeine, Mad-Croc2.5 
 5. Jones, CAI Zarago.2.0 
 6. Miso, UCAM M.2.0 
 7. Renfroe, Blancos2.0 
 8. Doellman, Valencia2.0 
 9. Rost, CB Canarias2.0 
 10. Ingles, FCB Regal2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Vitor FAVERANI
  Valencia
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Faverani, Valencia2.5 
 2. Mirotic, Real Madr.1.5 
 3. Nogueira, Asefa E.1.5 
 4. Sinanovic, Blanco.1.5 
 5. Ibekwe, Lagun A.1.5 
 6. Vazquez, Unicaja1.5 
 7. Barnes, Asefa E.1.5 
 8. Mejri, Blusens M.1.5 
 9. Begic, Real Madrid1.5 
 10. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.0 


10/7/2012 3:17:39 PMStats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Taylor COPPENRATH
  Lucen.
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 32
 1. Coppenrath, Lucen.32.0 
 2. Ruiz de Gala., Cla.27.0 
 3. Barbour, Ourense27.0 
 4. Cebular, Lobe H.25.0 
 5. Zengotitaben., Cor.24.0 
 6. Rivero, Lucentum23.0 
 7. Sanchez, Melilla22.0 
 8. Mesa, Clavijo19.0 
 9. Uriz, Clavijo19.0 
 10. Castro, Melilla19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jesus FERNANDEZ
  Lucen.
  (204-C-75)
  Avg: 14
 1. Fernandez, Lucen.14.0 
 2. Starosta, Plana.13.0 
 3. Coppenrath, Lucen.12.0 
 4. Ortega, A.Ford B.10.0 
 5. Ogide, Ourense10.0 
 6. Thompson, Forca L.10.0 
 7. Samuels, Lobe H.9.0 
 8. Krusic, Lobe Hues.9.0 
 9. Kale, Coruna9.0 
 10. Manzano, Melilla8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos COBOS
  Breogan
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Cobos, Breogan10.0 
 2. Nguema, Caceres7.0 
 3. Marco, Melilla7.0 
 4. Lopez, A.Ford B.7.0 
 5. Castro, Melilla6.0 
 6. Xavier, A.Ford B.6.0 
 7. Sanz, Planasa NV5.0 
 8. Schreiner, Andorra5.0 
 9. Van Oostrum, Cacer.5.0 
 10. Rivero, Lucentum5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Geoff MCDERMOTT
  Palen.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. McDermott, Palen.4.0 
 2. Ashaolu, Caceres4.0 
 3. Otegui, Palencia4.0 
 4. Castro, Melilla4.0 
 5. Bortolussi, Breogan4.0 
 6. Coppenrath, Lucen.4.0 
 7. Costa, Lobe Huesca3.0 
 8. Rakocevic, Clavijo3.0 
 9. Schreiner, Andorra3.0 
 10. Bonhome, Plana.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mario HEZONJA
  FCB R.
  (202-G/F-95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hezonja, FCB R.3.0 
 2. Eriksson, FCB R.2.0 
 3. Rogers, Coruna2.0 
 4. Amador, Melilla2.0 
 5. Diouf, Breogan2.0 
 6. Lopez, A.Ford B.1.0 
 7. Oriola, Forca Llei.1.0 
 8. Safford, Andorra1.0 
 9. Coppenrath, Lucen.1.0 
 10. Samuels, Lobe H.1.0 


10/7/2012 2:35:45 PMACB: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

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

CB Canarias - CAI Zaragoza 65-85
The game without a history. CAI Zaragoza led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Belgian point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86) notched 21 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and power forward Pablo Aguilar (203-89) supported him with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by Montenegrin center Blagota Sekulic (209-82, agency: FCM) did not help to save the game for CB Canarias. American power forward Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) added 8 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
CB Canarias: B.Sekulic 13+7reb+1ast, F.Lampropoulos 12+1reb+1ast, S.Blanco 11, R.Guillen 10+1reb, R.Uriz 9+3reb+4ast, J.Donaldson 8+9reb
CAI Zaragoza: S.Van Rossom 21+4reb+1ast, P.Aguilar 12+7reb+2ast, H.Norel 10+3reb+1ast, J.Stefansson 9+1reb+1ast, M.Roll 8+4reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 185677


Mad-Croc - Blusens M. 71-79
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-16. But Baloncesto Fuenlabrada won second period 27-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Blusens Monbus players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Baloncesto Fuenlabrada helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Alberto Corbacho (201-84) notched 24 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and Tunisian center Salah Mejri (217-86) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Even 18 points by Dominican-American guard James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) did not help to save the game for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. point guard Joaquim Colom (188-88, agency: Interperformances) added 8 points and 4 assists for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Mad-Croc: J.Feldeine 18+2reb+1ast, A.Laso 10+4reb, J.Colom 8+3reb+4ast, C.Garcia 6+5reb, S.Gladyr 6+1reb+3ast, M.Sene 6+6reb
Blusens M.: A.Corbacho 24+3reb+1ast, S.Mejri 20+8reb, B.Dewar 13, L.Kendall 9+8reb+3ast, W.Buford 5+4reb+2ast, P.Pumprla 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 185674


UCAM Murcia - Valencia 77-78
The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Valencia Basket made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 UCAM Murcia turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by UCAM Murcia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (211-88) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. point guard Pau Ribas (193-87) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Valencia Basket's coach Velimir Perasovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Marcus Lewis (203-86, college: ORU) produced 25 points (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Matt Gatens (195-89, college: Iowa) added 17 points respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
UCAM Murcia: M.Lewis 25+4reb, M.Gatens 17+3reb+2ast, B.Rodriguez 14+2reb, A.Miso 8+2reb+3ast, J.Franch 6+2reb+4ast, J.Angel Antelo 4+5reb
Valencia: V.Faverani 14+13reb, S.Lishchuk 13+2reb, P.Ribas 12+4reb+4ast, R.San Miguel 10+4reb, J.Doellman 9+4reb+3ast, B.Dubljevic 9+7reb
gschID: 185675


Caja Laboral - Cajasol 90-70
The game was mostly controlled by Caja Laboral. Cajasol was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caja Laboral shot 60.8 percent from the field and made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Caja Laboral especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. International swingman Fernando San Emeterio (198-84) notched 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and naturalized American guard Brad Oleson (191-83, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) supported him with 16 points. Five Caja Laboral players scored in double figures. Even 12 points by Czech point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91) did not help to save the game for Cajasol. American forward Bradley Buckman (203-84, college: Texas) added 7 points and 7 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
Cajasol: T.Satoransky 12+1reb+3ast, L.Bogdanovic 11+1reb, B.Asbury 9+2reb+1ast, J.Holland 8+2reb+1ast, B.Buckman 7+7reb+2ast, B.Burjanadze 7+4reb
Caja Laboral: B.Oleson 16+1reb+3ast, M.Lampe 14+3reb+1ast, A.Nocioni 14+5reb+1ast, F.San Emeterio 12+5reb+5ast, F.Causeur 12+3reb, N.Bjelica 11+6reb
gschID: 185676


Gescrap BB - FCB Regal 78-77
The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Gescrap BB made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Strangely Regal FC Barcelona outrebounded Gescrap BB 42-29 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international forward Alex Mumbru (202-79) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83) chipped in 16 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. Five Gescrap BB players scored in double figures. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and Slovenian power forward Erazem Lorbek (209-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
FCB Regal: A.Tomic 16+7reb+1ast, E.Lorbek 13+4reb+1ast, A.Abrines 10+4reb+1ast, M.Huertas 8+3reb+4ast, M.Todorovic 6+6reb, S.Jasikevicius 6+2reb+1ast
Gescrap BB: N.Zisis 16+3reb+2ast, A.Mumbru 15+5reb+2ast, A.Moerman 13+5reb, M.Rakovic 10+1reb, K.Vasiliadis 10+5reb+3ast, A.Hervelle 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 185672


Assignia M. - G.Canaria 2014 64-80
Assignia Manresa was ahead by 16 points at the halftime before a 48-16 second half run of G.Canaria 2014. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Assignia Manresa to just 6 points in fourth quarter. American-Azerbaijani power forward Spencer Nelson (202-80, college: Utah St.) notched 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Australian swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 15 points. Five G.Canaria 2014 players scored in double figures. Even 14 points by American-Madagascar power forward Charles Ramsdell (208-85, college: Tulsa, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Assignia Manresa. American-Dominican power forward Josh Asselin (210-78, college: Michigan, agency: Duran International) added 10 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Assignia M.: C.Ramsdell 14+1reb, T.DeVries 11+1reb+1ast, J.Asselin 10+3reb+1ast, A.Georgiev 8+5reb+1ast, J.Salvador Arco 8+2reb+2ast, O.Arteaga 6+4reb+1ast
G.Canaria 2014: S.Nelson 23+6reb+2ast, B.Newley 15+3reb+2ast, R.Toolson 14+3reb+1ast, J.Scheyer 12+1reb+1ast, P.Prestes 10+9reb, S.Dominguez 2+7reb
gschID: 185673


Unicaja - FIATC Joventut 73-71
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FIATC Joventut won third quarter 25-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Unicaja Malaga won last quarter 20-19. Unicaja Malaga outrebounded FIATC Joventut 39-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by FIATC Joventut helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Txemi Urtasun (193-84, agency: Interperformances) notched 12 points to lead the effort and the former international center Fran Vazquez (209-83) supported him with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Even 21 points by guard Albert Oliver (187-78) did not help to save the game for FIATC Joventut. American forward Tony Gaffney (204-84, college: Massachusetts) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
FIATC Joventut: A.Oliver 21+2reb+3ast, T.Gaffney 14+10reb+1ast, C.Fisher 12+2reb+2ast, S.Savane 7+2reb, E.Quezada 5+1reb+4ast, A.Barrera 5+2reb
Unicaja: T.Urtasun 12+4reb+1ast, L.Zoric 10+4reb, A.Cesar Lima 10+3reb+2ast, F.Vazquez 9+7reb, J.Gist 9+6reb, M.Williams 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 185669


Lagun Aro GBC - Asefa Estudian. 71-83
The game was mostly controlled by Asefa Estudiantes. Lagun Aro GBC was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Asefa Estudiantes forced 22 Lagun Aro GBC turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Lagun Aro GBC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-French forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, college: Iona) notched 28 points and 4 steals (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and center German Gabriel (207-80) supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 13 points and 5 assists by point guard Javier Salgado (180-80) did not help to save the game for Lagun Aro GBC. American swingman Qyntel Woods (203-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lagun Aro GBC's coach Alfonso Alonso rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Lagun Aro GBC: J.Salgado 13+3reb+5ast, Q.Woods 12+7reb, D.Doblas 10+2reb+1ast, R.Neto 10+2reb+4ast, Y.Korolev 9+3reb+2ast, E.Ibekwe 7+2reb
Asefa Estudian.: T.Kirksay 28+4reb+1ast, G.Gabriel 14+7reb+5ast, J.Granger 14+3reb+7ast, C.English 10+2reb+2ast, K.Kuric 7+2reb, L.Barnes 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 185670


Blancos de R. - Real Madrid 75-100
It looked good early as Blancos de Rueda took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Real Madrid had a 28-20 second period charge getting the lead and Blancos de Rueda was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-100. Real Madrid forced 20 Blancos de Rueda turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Real Madrid brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Naturalized Montenegrin power forward Nikola Mirotic (207-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Sergio Rodriguez (191-86) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Ian O'Leary (201-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Bosnian center Nedzad Sinanovic (221-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Blancos de Rueda.
Top scorers:
Blancos de R.: N.Martin 15+5reb, I.O'Leary 14+6reb+2ast, N.Sinanovic 12+8reb+1ast, U.Tripkovic 10+2reb, A.Renfroe 9+1reb+4ast, D.Navarro 8+1reb+1ast
Real Madrid: N.Mirotic 26+10reb+1ast, S.Llull 15+1reb+2ast, S.Rodriguez 12+2reb+4ast, J.Carroll 10+1ast, M.Begic 8+3reb, F.Reyes 8+4reb



10/7/2012 3:10:05 PMWelcome to LEB Gold 2012/13 season: Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LEB Gold just started.

Ourense - Palencia 68-93
The game without a history. Palencia Baloncesto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Palencia Baloncesto dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Ourense's 36. Palencia Baloncesto forced 22 Ourense turnovers. Strangely Ourense outrebounded Palencia Baloncesto 37-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Palencia Baloncesto especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Jamaican forward Geoff McDermott (203-87, college: Providence, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Enricue Garrido (178-82) contributed with 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Palencia Baloncesto players scored in double figures. American guard Nick Barbour (190-89, college: High Point) answered with 27 points and swingman Julio Alberto Gonzalez (196-81) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ourense.
Top scorers:
Ourense: N.Barbour 27+3reb, M.Kedzo 10+4reb, J.Alberto Gonzalez 10+7reb+2ast, P.Movilla 5+2ast, R.Mena 5+1reb+2ast, A.Sanchez 4+1reb
Palencia: E.Garrido 19, G.McDermott 16+6reb+1ast, R.Fornas 11+2reb+1ast, J.Zamora 11+2reb+2ast, A.Ott 10+2reb, M.Tveidt 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186984


Coruna - Planasa NV 77-73
The hosts trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 46-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Leyma Basquet made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Planasa NV was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for forward Asier Zengotitabengoa (200-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. Ivorian-American forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Leyma Basquet players scored in double figures. Czech center Ondrej Starosta (215-79) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Inaki Sanz (190-84) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Planasa NV.
Top scorers:
Planasa NV: I.Narros 12+1ast, O.Starosta 12+13reb, I.Sanz 10+7reb+5ast, V.Volkus 8+5reb+2ast, J.Bonhome 8+2reb+1ast, M.Cabanas 8+1reb
Coruna: A.Zengotitabengoa 24+6reb+2ast, P.Almazan 12+1reb+1ast, J.Kale 12+9reb+1ast, M.Suka-Umu 12+3ast, M.Rogers 6+3reb, R.Lazaro 5+2reb
gschID: 186985


Breogan - FCB Regal II 79-73
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FCB Regal II won third quarter 18-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FCB Regal II was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for naturalized Argentinian forward Alejandro Bortolussi (202-89) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 steals. Nigerian-Dominican point guard Sean Ogirri (188-86, college: Wyoming) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Leche Rio Breogan players scored in double figures. Croatian swingman Mario Hezonja (202-95) answered with 13 points and point guard Josep Perez (184-94) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for FCB Regal II.
Top scorers:
FCB Regal II: M.Hezonja 13+3reb+2ast, J.Perez 11+3reb+4ast, M.Eriksson 10+1reb, P.Mbaye 8+6reb+1ast, J.Creus 8+1reb+1ast, N.Spires 7+2reb
Breogan: A.Bortolussi 17+4reb, S.Ogirri 16+3reb+2ast, A.Navajas 15+6reb, M.Diouf 14+6reb, G.Leonavicius 6+3reb+3ast, M.Gomez 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 186981


Lucentum - Clavijo 118-115 3OT
Top scorers:
Clavijo: A.Ruiz de Galarreta 27+4reb+1ast, M.Uriz 19+4reb+4ast, D.Mesa 19+3reb+1ast, N.Rakocevic 16+4reb+3ast, S.De Santana 14+6reb, B.Arevalo 7+1reb+1ast
Lucentum: T.Coppenrath 32+12reb+3ast, P.Rivero 23+2reb+5ast, J.Fernandez 15+14reb+5ast, D.Middleton 14+5reb, A.Sabat 12+1reb+4ast, R.Bas 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 186982


Melilla - Caceres 95-78
The game without a history. Melilla Baloncesto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Melilla Baloncesto shot 61.0 percent from the field. Melilla Baloncesto forced 20 Caceres Basket turnovers and outrebounded Caceres Basket 32-17 including a 22-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Melilla Baloncesto looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was a very good performance for guard Jesus Castro (191-83) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. The former international forward Francisco Sanchez (201-79) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Melilla Baloncesto players scored in double figures. Guard Pedro Robles (192-77) answered with 14 points and 4 assists and Nigerian-Canadian forward Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon) added 13 points and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Caceres Basket.
Top scorers:
Caceres: P.Robles 14+1reb+4ast, O.Ashaolu 13+4reb, A.Lopez 13+1reb, R.Morentin 10+3reb+1ast, D.Van Oostrum 8+1reb+5ast, R.Nguema 7+1reb+7ast
Melilla: F.Sanchez 22+2reb+2ast, J.Castro 19+3reb+6ast, K.Wachsmann 15+4reb+3ast, H.Manzano 14+8reb+3ast, J.Amador 9+2reb+1ast, J.Antonio Marco 6+3reb+7ast
gschID: 186983


Forca Lleida - A.Ford Burgos 52-67
The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 40-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for power forward Josep Ortega (201-84) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds. Center Sergio Olmos (213-86, college: Temple) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Alex Thompson (208-85, college: Iowa St.) answered with 8 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard James Johnson (182-90, college: Quinnipiac) added 14 points in the effort for Lleida Basquet.
Top scorers:
Forca Lleida: J.Johnson 14+2reb, A.Thompson 8+10reb, M.Feliu 7+2reb+3ast, D.Calegari 5+3reb, D.Bandoumel 5+2reb, D.Rodriguez 4+1reb+3ast
A.Ford Burgos: S.Olmos 13+6reb, L.Sikma 11+4reb+1ast, J.Aguilar 10+3reb+1ast, J.Ortega 8+10reb+2ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 8+2reb, J.Garcia 6+4reb
gschID: 186979


Lobe Huesca - Andorra 81-82
The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 30-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Justin Safford (204-87, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 rebounds. Austrian point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five River Andorra players scored in double figures. Slovenian guard Sandi Cebular (196-86) answered with 25 points and American forward Jamar Samuels (200-89, college: Kansas St.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Lobe Huesca.
Top scorers:
Lobe Huesca: S.Cebular 25+2reb, J.Samuels 12+9reb, M.Krusic 10+9reb+1ast, L.Costa 8+5ast, E.Sanchez 7+4reb+3ast, C.Abouo 6+5reb+1ast
Andorra: J.Safford 17+5reb+2ast, A.Maresch 14+2reb+3ast, D.Perez 12+1reb+3ast, M.Blanch 12+2reb, T.Hampl 11+8reb+1ast, T.Schreiner 11+8reb+5ast



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10/7/2012 2:52:43 PMMiller's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old point guard James Miller (180-PG-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports) had an amazing evening for Boras and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. He had the game-high 37 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Boras in his team's victory, helping them to beat 08 Stockholm 101-96. Miller had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Boras' top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Darryl Hudson (195-G-85, agency: Strategic Sports) of Jamtland. He is American guard in his first season at Jamtland. In the last game Hudson recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds. He led Jamtland to comfortable win outscoring Nassjo 75-49.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) of Sodertalje. Bizaca got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds. He was a key player of Sodertalje, leading his team to a 70-67 win against Norrkoping.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mats Levin (189-PG-77) of Solna - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Henrik Carlsson (193-G-80) of Boras - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Omar Krayem (185-G-86) of Eagles - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) of Sundsvall - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Alex Wesby (198-G-80) of Sundsvall - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kenneth Simms (203-C-86) of Sodertalje - 11 points and 11 rebounds
10. Michael Cuffee (195-F-83) of Sundsvall - 23 points and 4 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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10/7/2012 2:50:41 PMStandings - LNB

LNB Standings
 1. Acad.Fribourg 1-0 
 2. BC AKA 1-0 
 3. GC Zurich 1-0 
 4. Pully 1-0 
 5. Swiss Central 1-0 
 6. Vevey 1-0 
 7. Bern 0-1 
 8. Blonay Basket 0-1 
 9. Kusnacht-Erl. 0-1 
 10. Lausanne 0-1 
 11. Meyrin Geneve 0-1 
 12. Villars 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 6: Swiss Central - Bern 86-74
Oct. 6: Villars - Pully 84-94
Oct. 7: GC Zurich - Meyrin Geneve 79-71
Oct. 6: Lausanne - Vevey 62-76
Oct. 7: Blonay Basket - Acad.Fribourg 57-65
Oct. 6: BC AKA - Kuesnacht-Erl. 126-71

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Pully - Blonay Basket
Oct. 13: Vevey - Swiss Central
Oct. 13: Meyrin Geneve - BC AKA
Oct. 13: Bern - Villars
Oct. 13: Kuesnacht-Erl. - Lausanne
Oct. 14: Acad.Fribourg - GC Zurich



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10/7/2012 4:11:56 AMStandings - D1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 6: JS Kairouan - SSK 86-53
Oct. 6: ES Rades - CS Cheminots 74-64
Oct. 6: CA Bizerte - C Africain 72-65
Oct. 6: US Monastir - AS Hammamet 69-64
Oct. 6: CSHL - ESG 58-62
Oct. 6: Ezzahra - JS Manazeh 52-55

Regular Season: Round 5

A

Oct. 13: US Monastir - CA Bizerte
Oct. 13: C Africain - CSHL
Oct. 13: AS Hammamet - ES Sahel

B

Oct. 13: Ezzahra - JS Kairouan
Oct. 13: SSK - ES Rades
Oct. 13: JS Manazeh - Stade Nabeulien



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10/7/2012 2:17:16 PMTB2L: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in TB2L just started.

Vestel - Final Genclik 86-79
The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 29-19 last quarter charge of Final Genclik cut the lead to 86-79 at the end of the game. American forward Justin Knox (205-F-89, college: N.Carolina) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Antabia Waller (188-88, college: Auburn) accounted for 19 points. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Erdem Ilter (-90) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Final Genclik in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Final Genclik: M.Moses 18+12reb+2ast, M.Esen 12+3reb+2ast, E.Ilter 12+6reb+4ast, O.Kaan Gogus 12+4reb, S.Sahin 10+4reb, M.Gucyetmez 8+1reb+3ast
Vestel: A.Waller 19+4reb+2ast, K.Ozkan 18+5reb+1ast, J.Knox 16+10reb+1ast, S.Ugrasan 11+3reb+4ast, K.Tutuncu 8+2reb+1ast, I.Turel 5+6reb+5ast
gschID: 199356


Usak - Yesilgiresun 90-85
Yesilgiresun trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 35-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 85-90 at the end of the game. Usak made 30-of-39 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Yesilgiresun was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee services) chipped in 15 points. Four Usak players scored in double figures. Usak's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side guard Alex Gordon (184-85, college: Vanderbilt) responded with 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists and center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Yesilgiresun: A.Gordon 39+6reb+7ast, M.Sevda 12+5reb, J.Ofoegbu 10+12reb, I.Cevik 8+2reb+2ast, G.Gen 8+1reb+2ast, O.Erdogan 5+1reb+1ast
Usak: J.Carter 24+8reb+5ast, O.Akis 15+2reb, E.Buckner 15+4reb+2ast, G.Karamahmut 12+2reb+2ast, E.Yetim 8+5reb, E.Balto 6+1reb
gschID: 199357


Balikesir - Trabzonspor 75-54
The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-54. Balikesir outrebounded Trabzonspor 41-26 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Yunus Akcay (-89) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists for the winners and American point guard Robert Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Henry Antwan Dobie (183-78, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 12 points and 4 assists and Croatian center Jurica Zuza (207-78, agency: Alti Sport) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Trabzonspor: H.Antwan Dobie 12+2reb+4ast, J.Zuza 10+5reb, E.Turetken 9+3reb, S.Topcu 5+1reb+1ast, G.Orcun Tunca 5+1reb, R.Bashak 3+2reb
Balikesir: R.Lowery 20+6reb+3ast, C.Coskun 17+11reb+1ast, Y.Akcay 16+4reb+10ast, S.Gunes 8+3reb, M.Ozdogan 5+2reb+3ast, O.San 4
gschID: 199352


Maliye Milli - Akhisar Bld 77-72
Maliye Milli used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Akhisar 77-72 on Saturday night. Akhisar Bld was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Maliye Milli made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. American guard Zach Graham (198-89, college: Mississippi) stepped up and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and forward Recai Ozturk (198-82) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Maliye Milli's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side guard Guven Esmer (193-80) responded with 23 points and American forward Darrius Morrow (203-90, college: E.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Akhisar Bld: G.Esmer 23+3reb+2ast, D.Morrow 13+10reb+3ast, T.Nelson 10+7reb+6ast, E.Ozpulat 8+3reb+1ast, M.Eken 8, L.Demirci 8+1reb+3ast
Maliye Milli: Z.Graham 16+6reb+2ast, R.Ozturk 13+8reb+2ast, M.Okay 12, U.Durmus 11+6reb+1ast, A.Erhan Kocamis 8+2reb+1ast, H.Yapar 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 199353


Selcuk Univ. - Bandirma Kir. 78-67
The game was mostly controlled by Selcuk Universitesi. Bandirma Kir. was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Selcuk Universitesi looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Bandirma Kir.'s players. American point guard Jeremy Granger (185-90, college: E.Illinois) stepped up and scored 16 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and Ihsan Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari (-82) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. At the losing side point guard Yigitcan Turna (187-87) responded with 23 points and American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field).
Top scorers:
Bandirma Kir.: Y.Turna 23+3ast, R.Sykes 16+6reb, G.Brown 13+4reb+2ast, T.Altunbey 7+3reb, T.Gecim 4, C.Sekeroglu 2+1reb
Selcuk Univ.: W.Clinton Clark 23+8reb+2ast, J.Granger 16+2reb+4ast, I.Yalcin Azizmahmutogullari 14+2reb+4ast, O.Orcun Gollu 9+1reb+4ast, H.Ozdemir 6+2reb+2ast, U.Gurgen 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 199354


Istanbulspor - Pertevniyal 88-89 OT
Top scorers:
Istanbulspor: C.Hinkle 29+11reb+1ast, A.Ozdemir 15+5reb+3ast, I.Demircioglu 12+6reb+8ast, C.Delicay 7+2reb+6ast, K.Bristol 7+1reb, N.Kaba 6+2reb+1ast
Pertevniyal: C.Osman 16+2reb, D.Reed 14+3reb+4ast, A.Brown 14+7reb, T.Erulku 12+3reb+2ast, R.Tekin 11+5reb, B.Can Yildizli 10+3reb+2ast
gschID: 199355


Gelisim - Baskent Genclik 83-68 OT
Top scorers:
Baskent Genclik: A.Murat Yolcu 22+4reb+1ast, A.Aziz Kan 18+8ast, H.Uskuplu 7+7reb, T.Tasdelen 7+7reb+1ast, G.Ezel Akgor 7+4reb+1ast, E.Ozseven 5+1reb+1ast
Gelisim: M.Porrini 18+6reb+6ast, J.Dearman 18+9reb+5ast, M.Kapucu 14+4reb, S.Ergin 14+6reb+1ast, B.Erol 8+9reb+2ast, F.Celebioglu 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 199349


Pi Koleji - Izmir BSB 81-78
The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-78. Izmir BSB was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Halit Serdar Gungor (-77) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Four Pi Koleji players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Bugra Gacemer (184-83) responded with 16 points and 4 assists and Cengiz Aydin Ergen (-88) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Izmir BSB: B.Gacemer 16+4reb+4ast, C.Aydin Ergen 14+8reb+1ast, O.Ozpamir 11+4reb+1ast, O.Sevim 9+2reb+3ast, T.Gurpinar 9+2reb+1ast, G.Baybora 6+2reb
Pi Koleji: H.Serdar Gungor 13+10reb, N.Delic 13+9reb+1ast, B.Sahillioglu 13+1reb+5ast, C.Uzun 11+1reb+1ast, S.Kavut 8+3ast, T.Sokolov 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 199350


Istanbul B.B. - Darussafaka 82-89
The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 7 points. Strangely Istanbul B.B. outrebounded Darussafaka 45-29 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Metin Turen (205-94) stepped up and scored 29 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and swingman Cihan Amasyali (191-83) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. At the losing side American power forward Arthur Johnson (206-81, college: Missouri) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and forward Nikolay Pastal (202-83) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Istanbul B.B.: A.Johnson 19+13reb, N.Pastal 12+6reb+2ast, R.Dogrusoz 11+2reb+3ast, S.Eris 10+2reb+7ast, D.Yavuz 9+2reb+2ast, M.Ufuk Kacar 8+4reb+2ast
Darussafaka: M.Turen 29+8reb+1ast, C.Amasyali 17+4reb+6ast, A.Petrovic 17+2reb+2ast, U.Kacaniku 8+1reb, M.Hall 7+6reb+7ast, T.Gedikli 5+4reb+3ast



10/7/2012 9:35:54 AMFenerbahce announce Ernest Bremer - by Eurobasket News (T)

Fenerbahce made official the signing of Ernest Bremer (194-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure). The US-Bosnian guard will play in Euroleague for the Turkish team. Bremer played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian SerieA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 21 SerieA games last season he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.4apg. Bremer helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played at N.Novgorod in Russian PBL earlier that season. In 8 PBL games he averaged 13.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.5apg. Bremer also played 20 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 13.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.3spg.
Bremer attended St.Bonaventure University and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. He represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 47.8%.
Bremer is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga), NBA (Golden State Warriors), Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), Russia (Krasnie Krilya, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and Triumph Lyubertsy) and Italy (Angelico Biella).



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10/7/2012 1:14:55 PMSuperleague Round 6: Khimik loses to Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Khimik (3-1) in Yuzhny on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Budivelnyk (3-0) 77-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Khimik. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. 26 personal fouls committed by Khimik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) who scored 29 points and 5 rebounds. The former international Artur Drozdov (200-80) chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Vernon Goodridge (206-84, college: La Salle) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Budivelnyk have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ferro-ZNTU. Khimik at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Azovmash. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
BC Odessa can celebrate finally their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BC Kyiv (0-3) 88-82. It was a good game for the former international Andriy Agafonov (208-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Andrii Kalnichenko contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. BC Odessa's coach Oleg Yushkin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford) replied with 20 points for BC Kyiv. BC Odessa (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Dnipro. It was BC Kyiv's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Mykolaiv. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Mykolaiv (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-74 loss to top-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (3-0) in Mykolaiv on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game was dominated by American players. Cameron Moore scored 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Dwayne Mitchell with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Ferro-ZNTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Budivelnyk. Loser Mykolaiv still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with BC Kyiv. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very interesting game took place in Lviv. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Dnipro (1-3) to sixth ranked Halychyna (2-1) 85-83 on Sunday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Darrel Mitchell notched 23 points to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Halychyna moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Donetsk and Hoverla. Dnipro at the other side keeps the eleventh position with three games lost. Halychyna will have a break next round. Dnipro will play at home against Azovmash (#4) in Mariupol.

In the last game of round 6 DniproAzot was defeated by Hoverla in Frankivsk 80-74.


Mykolaiv - Ferro-ZNTU 74-78

Bottom-ranked Mykolaiv (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-74 loss to top-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (3-0) in Mykolaiv on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Cameron Moore (208-90, college: UAB) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jeremy Chappell (191-87, college: Robert Morris) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 17 points. Five Mykolaiv players scored in double figures. Ferro-ZNTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Budivelnyk. Loser Mykolaiv still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with BC Kyiv. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ferro-ZNTU: C.Moore 19+6reb+3ast, R.Guinn 18+6reb+2ast, J.Chappell 16+6reb+5ast, R.Culpepper 9+3reb+1ast, A.Rybalko 6+2reb+1ast, D.Werner 6+8reb+3ast
Mykolaiv: J.Mayo 17+3reb+3ast, D.Mitchell 11+10reb+5ast, O.Onufriyev 11+5reb+1ast, R.Sirsnins 11+2reb, I.Chumakov 10+7reb+2ast, D.Kozlov 7+5reb
gschID: 196929


Khimik - Budivelnyk 71-77

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Khimik (3-1) in Yuzhny on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Budivelnyk (3-0) 77-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Khimik. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. 26 personal fouls committed by Khimik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) who scored 29 points and 5 rebounds. The former international Artur Drozdov (200-80) chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Vernon Goodridge (206-84, college: La Salle) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Vitaliy Kovalenko (203-84) added 12 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Budivelnyk have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ferro-ZNTU. Khimik at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with Azovmash. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: M.Delaney 29+5reb+1ast, G.Tsintsadze 11+4ast, A.Drozdov 9+6reb+1ast, M.Anisimovas 8+3reb+1ast, L.Lyons 7+8reb, M.Witt 5+2reb+2ast
Khimik: V.Goodridge 17+11reb, V.Kovalenko 12+3reb+1ast, D.Joseph 8+2reb+1ast, S.Zavadsky 7+2reb, O.Ryabchuk 7+3reb+1ast, S.Lesic 7+5reb
gschID: 196930


Hoverla - DniproAzot 80-74

Everything could happen in Frankivsk at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Hoverla and 8th ranked DniproAzot had identical 1-1 record. This time Hoverla used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Dniprodzerzhynsk 80-74. Strangely DniproAzot outrebounded Hoverla 36-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by DniproAzot helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was also dominated by American players. Forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason) notched 15 points to lead the effort and guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's, agency: Two Points) supported him with 11 points and 6 assists. Four Hoverla players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds by forward Sam Muldrow (205-88, college: S.Carolina) did not help to save the game for DniproAzot. Guard Eric Devendorf (193-87, college: Syracuse) added 20 points. Hoverla (2-1) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Halychyna and BC Donetsk. DniproAzot at the other side keeps the eighth position with two games lost. Hoverla will have a break next round. DniproAzot will play at home against BC Donetsk (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hoverla: R.Pearson 15+3reb+3ast, Y.Lemyk 15+4reb+1ast, T.Peterson 11+2reb, E.Lawrence 11+4reb+6ast, K.Dykes 10+4reb+3ast, P.Sparks 8+7ast
DniproAzot: E.Devendorf 20+2reb+2ast, A.Wiggins 14+7reb+1ast, S.Muldrow 14+12reb, M.Balashov 9+5reb+1ast, R.Davis 7+5reb+3ast, V.Gurtovoy 4+1reb
gschID: 196926


Halychyna - Dnipro 85-83

A very interesting game took place in Lviv. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Dnipro (1-3) to sixth ranked Halychyna (2-1) 85-83 on Sunday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Halychyna outrebounded Dnipro 37-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Dnipro helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: Beo Basket) notched 23 points to lead the effort and Bosnian guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Even 22 points and 4 assists by American point guard Derrick Low (188-86, college: Washington St.) did not help to save the game for Dnipro. Lithuanian forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Dnipro players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Halychyna moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Donetsk and Hoverla. Dnipro at the other side keeps the eleventh position with three games lost. Halychyna will have a break next round. Dnipro will play at home against Azovmash (#4) in Mariupol.
Top scorers:
Halychyna: D.Mitchell 23+3reb+2ast, G.Ikonic 17+8reb+1ast, V.Vukosavljevic 12+4reb+2ast, M.Lee 7+3reb, Y.Zubrytskyi 6+2reb, L.Stefanishin 6+1reb
Dnipro: D.Low 22+3reb+4ast, V.Vasylius 16+6reb+3ast, O.Shchepkin 14+2reb+3ast, D.Kickert 11+4reb+1ast, M.Vilkhovetskyi 7+3reb+4ast, S.Galdikas 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196927


BC Odessa - BC Kyiv 88-82

BC Odessa can celebrate finally their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BC Kyiv (0-3) 88-82. BC Odessa made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for the former international Andriy Agafonov (208-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Moldovan guard Andrii Kalnichenko (200-86) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. BC Odessa's coach Oleg Yushkin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford) replied with 20 points and his fellow American import forward Jarrod Jones (205-90, college: Ball St.) added 18 points in the effort for BC Kyiv. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Odessa (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Dnipro. It was BC Kyiv's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Mykolaiv. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
BC Odessa: A.Agafonov 19+3reb+1ast, J.Love 17+4ast, R.Kryvych 16+4ast, A.Kalnichenko 13+6reb+3ast, H.Laroche 13+2reb+4ast, S.Balashov 8+10reb+2ast
BC Kyiv: A.Goods 20+4reb+3ast, J.Jones 18+3reb, J.Robinson 13+1reb+5ast, V.Bobrov 11+4reb+3ast, A.Shvets 7+4reb+1ast, J.Primm 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 196928



10/7/2012 5:45:53 AMMykolaiv part ways with Arminas Urbutis - by Eurobasket News (T)

Mykolaiv decided not to keep Arminas Urbutis (205-C/F-86, college: Hofstra). The centre joined the team at the end of September for a try-out period. He appeared in two Superleague games. His stats read 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds per appearance. It was not enough for the coaching staff and Mykolaiv decided split ways with the centre. The Lithuanian centre started the previous season in Rudupis. He tallied 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in LKL. In EuroCup Arminas Urbutis posted 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per appearance. The centre also posted 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in Baltic League. Arminas Urbutis finished the season in Italy. He played for Scavolini Pesaro. His stats read 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in SeriaA. It was his third pro season. Arminas Urbutis is the Hofstra University graduate.


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10/7/2012 4:28:31 PMBBL Round Up :Sun 07 Oct - by Paul Nilsen


There were plenty of talking points on a busty and super BBL Sunday, starting in the Cup as London Lions booked their place in the second round with a dramatic 79-76 win against Durham Wildcats at Crystal Palace.

Head coach Vince Macaulay and his team were almost sent to overtime by the valiant visitors who had trailed by ten points with just 70 seconds remaining but just failed to convert a three-point shot to tie in the last seconds when Paul Elderkin couldnt get it to drop.

Orlan Jackman and Tayo Ogedengbe continued their good form for the home side who will now play Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in the second round.

Newcastle Eagles produced a majestic final quarter against old foes Glasgow Rocks to spoil the party at the Commonwealth Arena which was witnessing BBL basketball for the very first time. The Eagles silenced the big home crowd with a sensational display to ride out 106-84 winners and disappoint the Rocks who had Great Britain forward Kieron Achara in their line-up

New Eagles' recruit Kareem Maddox (202-F/C-89, college: Princeton) wasnt overawed by the prospect of facing Achara far from it. In fact, he filled his boots with a super double-double whilst Charles Smith haunted his former team with 31 points as the Eagles went for the jugular with a stunning 40 point final quarter.

UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders could well be the closest contenders to the Eagles in the title race this season after they swept aside Manchester Giants 105-74 with another powerful performance, this time headlined by Colin OReilly. The forward produced a terrific display with 28 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals to keep his team unbeaten.

There was high drama at Surrey Sports Park as Surrey Heat bounced back from their Friday night loss in London with a nail-biting 71-69 victory over Worcester Wolves as Chavis Holmes scored in the last second to send the home fans into raptures.

Also heading home happy were supporters of Cheshire Jets after they chalked up their first success of the new season with an 88-64 derby day victory against Mersey Tigers.




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10/7/2012 3:42:29 PMTimothy Jennings gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan LUB - by Eurobasket News

American Timothy Jennings (193-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Cordon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 29-year old guard had a double-double of 34 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat Trouville (#12, 2-4) 101-92. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Cordon is placed at 14th position in Uruguayan LUB. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 4 games and had just one victory. In the team's last game Jennings had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Cordon's top player in his first season with the team. Timothy Jennings averages this season 14.0ppg. Worth to mention Jennings played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of Trouville. Keenan impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Trouville lost that game 92-101 to slightly lower-ranked Cordon (#14, 1-4). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Trouville dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Keenan is a newcomer at Trouville 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 33.2ppg (#1). He also registered 8.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Jorge Trindade (205-F-89) of Hebraica (#4). Trindade scored 0 points. He was a key player of Hebraica, leading his team to a 81-79 win against the lower-ranked Olimpia (#13, 1-2). Hebraica needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Trindade has a very solid season. In 4 games in Uruguay he scored 3.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jamie Vanderbeken (210-F-87) of Hebraica - 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Aguada - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Reggie Chambers (175-G) of Montevideo - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82) of Malvin - 26 points and 5 rebounds
8. Terence Shellman (198-F-78) of Sayago - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Federico Bavosi (185-G-81) of Un.Atletica - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) of Un.Atletica - 34 points, 9 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)



10/7/2012 8:40:20 AMHebraica, the defending champions, beat Olimpia - by Hector Lopez

Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) scored two free throws with 4.7 seconds to play and Hebraica Macabi, the defending champions, defeated Olimpia for the Uruguayan League 6th round. The main players for Hebraica were Aguiar 27 points 3 assists, Jamie Vanderbeken (210-F-87, college: Iowa St.) 23 points 16 rebounds 1 block 4 assists, Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) 14 6 rebounds 1 block 3 assists. For Olimpia Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) 13 points 4 rebounds and Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) 11 points 6 rebounds.
Other results:
Nacional 77 - Mildon Ambres (198-F/G-84, college: S.Nazarene) 19 points 9 rebounds, Kevin Martin (208-C-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) 8 points 12 rebounds
Larre Borges 58 - Gerald January (201-C-88, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Montevallo) 13 points 4 rebounds, Ike Udanoh (203-C-89, college: Wayne St., MI) 7 points 5 rebounds
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Welcome 100 - Juan Carlos Zaballa (181-G-77) 26 points, Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 16 points 10 rebounds 3 blocks,
Tabare 79 - Edward Cage (203-F-78, college: Bradley) 17 points 7 rebounds, Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 17 points 11 rebounds 2 blocks
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Cordon 101 - Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, college: Gardner-Webb) 34 points 11 rebounds, Adrian Bertolini (191-G-78) 24 points
Trouville 92 - Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) 26 points 14 rebounds, Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 11 points 6 rebounds, Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 2 points 3 rebounds
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Bigua 98 - Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 22 points 5 rebounds, Anthony Johnson (203-F-88, college: Fairfield) 8 points 2 rebounds
Montevideo 94 - Reggie Chambers (175-G, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) 29 points 3 rebounds 5 assists, Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 21 points 4 rebounds




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10/7/2012 2:54:51 AMKorac drains three straight 3-pointers to defeat Celje - by Zeljko Zule

Sloboda-Partizan 62-86: The defending champion took its first double-digit lead of the game at 47-37 early in the third quaretr and the outscored Sloboda 43-25 in the second half. Brooke Queenan (188-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Boston Coll.) scored 32 points on shooting 13-of-17 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, including 6 offensive boards, enough for a 42 index rating. Milica Deura added 15 points and Milica Dabovic had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Sloboda had four players in double scorers. Natasa Kajtaz finished wiith 15 points and 5 assists, Vedrana Kecojevic posted 12 points, Ljiljana Latinovic added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Dragana Stankovic collected 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. Sloboda commited 31 turnovers, 18 of them by Kajtaz and Latinovic.
Celje-Korac 69-74: After trailing 37-52 early in the second half, Korac went on a 18-4 run to one point. They closed the game with three crucial 3-pointers, two by Mirjana Beronja and one by Snezana Colic. Tamara Kapor finished with 19 points and 6 assists, Snezana Colic added 16 points and Mirjana Beronja scored 11 points. An injury riddled Celje used only six players and starters combined for all of the team's 69 points. Sanja Orozovic scored 21 on her 28 points in the first half. She grabbed 10 rebounds, too. Eva Lisec finished with 18 points and Nina Gabrovsek added 12 points.
Vrsac-Ilirija 64-50: In a battle of winless teams, Vrsac had their largest lead of the game at 35-15 late in the second quarter. Milena Marjanovic finished with 15 points and 18 rebounds, Bojana Jankovic in her debut scored 13 points and Andjelina Radic added 10 points. Ilirija was led by Anja Klavzar, who came off the bench for 11 points, Mate Tavic had 10 points and 7 rebounds and Jovana Karakasevic grabbed 11 rebounds.

Vozdovac-Mladi Krajisnik 07/10, Vojvodina-Pecs 65-69 (23/09), Vozdovac bye.



10/7/2012 4:11:14 PMVozdovac hold offKrajisnik for first win - by Zeljko Zule

Vozdovac have notched up their first win of the season with a 84-77 resultat over Mladi Krajisnik in the last game of Round 3. Irena Vrancic (167-G-90) collected 20 points and 6 assists, Natasa Kovacevic posted 17 points, Ana Radovic had 16 points and 8 rebounds before she fouled out and Jelena Stankovic netted 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Dragoslava Zakula came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points for Mladi Krajisnik, Jelena Velinovic had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Martina Osterman scored 12 points and Marina Markovic added 10 points.


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10/7/2012 6:50:03 AMStandings - WNBL

WNBL Standings
 1. Bendigo S. 2-0 
 2. Canberra C. 1-0 
 3. Dandenong R. 1-0 
 4. Townsville F. 1-0