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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
Atlantic South
 1. Tampa Bay R. 3-1 
 2. Atlanta W. 2-0 
 3. Atlanta A. 1-0 
 4. Albany S. 0-0 
 5. E.Point Jaguars 0-0 
 6. Gainesville H. 0-0 
 7. Georgia G. 0-0 
 8. Georgia W. 0-0 
 9. Jacksonville G. 0-0 
 10. Savannah G. 0-0 
 11. Birmingham B. 0-1 
 12. Gulf Coast F. 0-1 
 13. SW Fellowship 0-3 
California Northwest
 1. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 2. California SK 0-0 
 3. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 4. Modesto H. 0-0 
 5. NorCal B. 0-0 
 6. Port City P. 0-0 
 7. Richmond R. 0-0 
 8. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 9. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 10. Sacramento H. 0-2 
Canada
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0 
Colonial
 1. Lynchburg L. 0-0 
 2. NoVa Wonders 0-0 
 3. Portsmouth C. 0-0 
 4. Richmond E. 0-0 
 5. Seven Cities K. 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
Expansion
 1. Phoenix City B. 1-0 
 2. Pontiac F. 1-0 
 3. Buffalo 716ers 0-0 
 4. Carolina C. 0-0 
 5. Carolina Ch. 0-0 
 6. Carolina J. 0-0 
 7. Chicago S. 0-0 
 8. East Carolina T. 0-0 
 9. Long Beach R. 0-0 
 10. Milwaukee B. 0-0 
 11. Polk County F 0-0 
 12. Riverside R. 0-0 
Mid Atlantic
 1. Palmetto SR 1-0 
 2. Carolina D. 0-0 
 3. Columbia, SC 0-0 
 4. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 5. Greenville G. 0-0 
 6. Hampton RS 0-0 
 7. S.Carolina W. 0-0 
 8. Tennessee Halos 0-0 
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 1-1 
 2. Chicago Steam 0-0 
 3. Dayton GCHF 0-0 
 4. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 5. Greencastle GK 0-0 
 6. Indiana SW 0-0 
 7. Indianapolis 0-0 
 8. Michiana M. 0-0 
 9. Oakland CC 0-0 
 10. Peoria MF 0-0 
 11. Peoria P. 0-0 
 12. Windy City 0-0 
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 0-0 
 2. Hampton C. 0-0 
 3. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 4. New York RR 0-0 
 5. NYC Thunder 0-0 
 6. Staten Island V. 0-0 
Pacific Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 2-0 
 2. Alaska 49ers 0-0 
 3. Alaska Q. 0-0 
 4. Calgary C. 0-0 
 5. Olympia Rise 0-0 
 6. Salem Sabres 0-0 
 7. Washington R. 0-0 
 8. Kitsap Adm. 0-1 
 9. Lakewood P. 0-1 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado C. 0-0 
 2. Colorado K. 0-0 
 3. Wyoming R. 0-0 
South Central
 1. Arkansas DS 0-0 
 2. Bluff City R. 0-0 
 3. Conway C. 0-0 
 4. Jackson S. 0-0 
 5. Missouri R. 0-0 
 6. N.E. Arkansas 0-0 
 7. Nashville S. 0-0 
Southern California
 1. San Diego Surf 1-0 
 2. Orange County N. 1-1 
 3. Arizona S. 0-0 
 4. Central Valley T. 0-0 
 5. Fresno F. 0-0 
 6. Las Vegas Def. 0-0 
 7. San Diego Sol 0-0 
 8. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 9. LA Slam 0-1 
Southwest Central
 1. Texas Fuel 1-0 
 2. Aberdeen Attack 0-0 
 3. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 4. Houston R.S. 0-0 
 5. Louisiana G. 0-0 
 6. N.Dallas V. 0-0 
 7. Oklahoma S. 0-0 
 8. West Texas W. 0-0 
Touring Team
 1. Cleveland Am-Pro 1-1 
 2. Bahama PS 0-0 
 3. Chico Rage 0-0 
 4. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 5. Little Rock L. 0-0 
 6. Shizuoka G. 0-0 
 7. Chicago F. 0-1 
 8. Electric C.Lions 0-1 


Salem Sabres open ABA season tonight - by Gianni Pascucci

Salem, Oregon has a new game in town! The Salem Sabres is a new ABA (American Basketball Association) team that will play its first inaugural game on November 10th against the 13th ranked Seattle Mountaineers. The Salem Sabres will be playing in the Pacific Northwest Division, which consist of Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska.
This first season the Sabres will be playing an abbreviated schedule which will consist of playing the teams in Washington. At our first game we will be honoring some local veterans and at halftime, OPVA (Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America) wheelchair team will be playing an exhibition game.
The Sabres mission is to provide affordable family friendly basketball games, inspire others, create jobs, provide internships for local college students and to help build a sense of community by having our own city?s professional team to cheer on and support.
The Sabres recently held a free basketball clinic at the YMCA for approximately 50 young kids K-6th grade. The kids were surprised when they came into the gym and discovered they were going to be coached by some local professionals.
The Sabres has on its roster several local talents which have excited basketball fans in the past. Players such as Jeff Dunn (6'5''-G-83, college: Corban) (Dallas), Sergio Rosario (Dayton), Phil Nelson (6'8''-F-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Portland St.) (Salem) and Scott Starkey (Salem).
Season tickets are $40.00 with single game tickets at $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth (7 and under). The Sabres will be playing their home games at Chemeketa Community College Bldg 7, located at 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, Or.
To find our more and to see the schedule of the Sabres you can check out their website at www.salemsabresaba.com or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SalemSabres



Pontiac wins first ABA game - by Gianni Pascucci

In front of 500 peole attending, the Pontaic Firebirds defeated the Chicago Fury yesterday in their ABA opening game. Final score was 141-137.
Pontaic was lead in scoring by Adrian Burton (5'8''-G) with 21 points, Devion May added 18 at the winning side. The Fury was lead by Maurice Carter (6'3''-G-74, college: Brandon) who scored 32 pts taking the game top scoring honors, while Jarmorris Wilks (6'2''-G) scored 26 points and Tyrone Dunlap added 22 at the Fury side.



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 10: Cibona - Radnicki KG 81-85
Nov. 10: Krka - KK Split 79-68
Nov. 10: Zadar - Igokea 61-60
Nov. 11: MZT Skopje - Cedevita
Nov. 11: Union Olimpija - Szolnok
Nov. 11: Partizan - Crvena Zvezda
Nov. 11: Siroki WWin - Buducnost


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir LUCIC
  Partizan
  (202-SF-89)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Lucic, Partizan16.8 
 2. Travis, Zadar16.6 
 3. Bader, Szolnok16.0 
 4. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 5. Mimica, KK Split15.1 
 6. White, Radnicki KG14.4 
 7. Capin, Radnicki KG14.0 
 8. Planinic, Siroki W.13.9 
 9. Hammonds, Igokea13.5 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bader, Szolnok10.8 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin8.7 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan8.1 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.5 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.4 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.6.1 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar6.0 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split6.0 
 10. Omic, Union Olimp.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.2 
 2. Simon, Szolnok4.7 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.1 
 4. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.0 
 5. Rannikko, Union O.3.9 
 6. Subotic, KK Split3.8 
 7. Popovic, Buducnost3.3 
 8. Green, Cedevita3.3 
 9. Hammonds, Igokea3.1 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Terrico WHITE
  Radnicki KG
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. White, Radnicki KG2.1 
 2. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 3. Strawberry, Cibona2.0 
 4. Green, Cedevita2.0 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.9 
 6. Persic, Siroki W.1.7 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Prepelic, Union O.1.6 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.6 
 10. Capin, Radnicki KG1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.8 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.3 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.1.3 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok0.9 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.8 
 6. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 7. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.6 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 9. Edwards, Igokea0.6 
 10. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.5 



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  ARMENIA   


Team Armenia announces first official training camp in prelude to 2014 FIBA tourney - by Eurobasket News

Some good news from the developing basketball program in Armenia came to BallinEurope today as the countrys federation announced the first official training camp for the newly-established mens national team, set for the 2013 off-season in Yerevan. Its the first step on the path to the 2014 FIBA Europe Division C Mens Basketball Championship, Team Armenias first-ever appearance in the tournament.
Zareh Zargaryan (198-F-89), formerly of CSU Dominguez Hills, stated that Its truly an honor to be able to play for Armenia. I have been dreaming of this since my childhood days. Team Armenia coach Carl Bardakian echoed the sentiments in saying that Our coaching staff and players are fully aware of the significance and responsibility of competing under the tri-colored flag of Armenia.
Courtesy of: ballineurope.com



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FIBA Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition - by Omar Shafaamri

FIBA announced at its Central Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur this weekend that it will go ahead and implement a new format and calendar of competition beginning in 2017.

After being presented with the conclusions from the latest consultations with stakeholders including a study of the economic parameters carried out by external experts FIBAs Central Board on Saturday agreed to move ahead and to introduce a new format and calendar of competition.

FIBA Asia President Sheikh Saud bin Ali Al-Thani, FIBA Asia Secretary General Hagop Khajirian and Womens representative Ms. Xu Lan of China represented FIBA Asia at the FIBA Central Board meeting (pic above).

The key principles agreed for the new competition format and calendar for men from 2017 are the following:

- After the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, the next edition will be moved to 2019 (instead of 2018) and will be played every four years from then on. A total of 32 teams (increased from 24) will participate in FIBAs flagship event.

- The qualification period for the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held over the course of two years and consist of six windows which will be in November (2017), February, June, September, November (2018) and February (2019). The exact period and length of these windows will be defined in the coming months in collaboration with all stakeholders. The national teams will be divided into two divisions Division A and Division B with groups of three or four teams in an open system with promotion and relegation.
Games in the qualification period will be played in a home-and-away format.

- Asia and Oceania will play in a combined Asia-Pacific region to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but universality will remain in place for the qualifying process to the Olympic Games.

- As of 2017, the continental championships will take place every four years (2017, 2021, 2025) with a similar system of qualification as for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and which will come into action after FIBAs flagship event in 2019. The windows will follow the same principle as the qualifying process to the FIBA Basketball World Cup but will be adapted in the Olympic years (2020, 2024).

- The qualification for the 2020 Olympics will be through the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to be held in four zones.

The format and calendar of competition was identified as being one of FIBAs main priorities and has been intensively worked on over the last two years.

The modification of the current system is essential to further stimulate the global growth of basketball, increase its visibility around the world and further develop FIBAs National Federations. This new competition format will give more prominence to the FIBA Basketball World Cup by placing it in a year where it can enjoy more exclusivity.

The home-and-away format will allow fans from around 140 countries to see their national teams play regular games and offer a Road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup over a two-year qualification period, with a similar system for the continental championships. There will be a total of more than 1,200 games played over a four-year cycle.

The FIBA Central Board recognises the fundamental role played by clubs and leagues worldwide and the need for appropriate insurance for players competing for their national teams. The new competition format takes the health of top players into consideration by reducing their current summer workload and responds to the clubs concerns about player fatigue and injury. The FIBA Central Board looks forward to cooperating with all stakeholders to make this new calendar a success for the world of basketball.

FIBA President Yvan Mainini explained the rationale behind making the change at this moment in time.

Basketball needs to expand its reach and generate a new, dynamic stimulus for its growth. This can only happen if each country grows the game and plays regularly in front of its own fans, he said.

Im delighted that the Central Board has taken this decision because it is fundamental in our goal of harmonising the global calendar and developing basketball worldwide.

FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Baumann added: National teams are the locomotive of basketball in each country. We need to protect and enhance their role. At the same time, clubs invest daily into our sport and their investment also needs respect and protection.

Therefore, in each country, it is the joint responsibility of clubs, leagues and National Federations to cooperate for the success of the national championships and the national team in this new integrated system.

FIBA also plans to review the womens calendar and system of competition within the next year.

FIBA Asia



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 9: Tigers - 36ers 96-66
Nov. 9: Crocodiles - Breakers 72-81
Nov. 9: Kings - Hawks 65-51
Nov. 10: Taipans - Breakers 54-73
Nov. 11: 36ers - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Madgen, Kings19.4 
 2. Scott, Tigers17.0 
 3. Tragardh, Taipans16.7 
 4. Jackson, Breakers16.6 
 5. Deleon, Hawks15.8 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.0 
 7. Ervin, Crocodiles14.6 
 8. Goulding, Tigers13.7 
 9. Henry, Kings13.5 
 10. Johnson, 36ers12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Seth SCOTT
  Tigers
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Scott, Tigers8.8 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles7.4 
 3. Vukona, Breakers7.4 
 4. Johnson, 36ers7.2 
 5. Lazare, Kings7.1 
 6. Schenscher, 36ers7.0 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.9 
 8. Davidson, Hawks6.8 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.7 
 10. Hill, Taipans6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jackson, Breakers8.0 
 2. Braswell, Tigers5.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.1 
 4. Henry, Kings3.8 
 5. Gibson, 36ers3.7 
 6. Wilson, Taipans2.9 
 7. Goulding, Tigers2.8 
 8. Martin, Hawks2.8 
 9. Bruce, Kings2.8 
 10. Johnson, 36ers2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Braswell, Tigers2.4 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.7 
 4. Williams, Taipans1.6 
 5. Ervin, Crocodiles1.4 
 6. Edwards, Taipans1.4 
 7. Henry, Kings1.4 
 8. Gliddon, Taipans1.3 
 9. Gibson, 36ers1.2 
 10. Boucher, Breakers1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.7 
 2. Schenscher, 36ers1.7 
 3. Scott, Tigers1.5 
 4. Garlepp, Kings1.3 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 6. Boucher, Breakers0.9 
 7. Hudson, Breakers0.9 
 8. Tragardh, Taipans0.7 
 9. Gliddon, Taipans0.6 
 10. Blanchfield, Croc.0.6 



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Vienna Timb. - Worthersee 84-74
Nov. 9: Basket Flames - Mattersb.R. 66-57
Nov. 10: Dornbirn - Mistelbach 65-76
Nov. 11: Kos Celovec - Falcons
Nov. 11: Basket Flames - Salzburg



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Oostende - M.Hainaut 81-54
Nov. 9: Spirou - Liege 74-72
Nov. 10: Verviers-Pep. - Aalstar 63-89
Nov. 11: Antwerp - Leuven


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Ryan THOMPSON
  Aalstar
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Thompson, Aalstar18.7 
 2. Lojeski, Oostende18.0 
 3. Walsh, Spirou18.0 
 4. Green, Verviers.17.4 
 5. Aleksandrov, Vervi.17.0 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.6 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.2 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.8 
 9. Clark, Aalstar14.5 
 10. Allen, Spirou14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut8.2 
 2. Gillet, Liege7.5 
 3. Aska, Leuven7.0 
 4. Wright, Oostende6.8 
 5. Aleksandrov, Vervi.6.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar6.7 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.3 
 8. Walsh, Spirou6.3 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp6.2 
 10. De Zeeuw, Antwerp5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Anderson, Verviers.6.2 
 2. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 4. Walsh, Spirou3.7 
 5. Raivio, Aalstar3.7 
 6. Marnegrave, Leuven3.6 
 7. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.8 
 8. Moors, Antwerp2.8 
 9. Thompson, Aalstar2.5 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy GREEN
  Verviers.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Green, Verviers.2.4 
 2. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 3. Biggs, Antwerp2.0 
 4. Anderson, Aalstar2.0 
 5. Anderson, Verviers.1.8 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.8 
 7. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 9. Jadin, Spirou1.6 
 10. Wright, Oostende1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.0 
 2. Ferguson, Verviers.1.5 
 3. Riddick, Spirou1.3 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.2 
 5. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 6. Mukubu, Liege0.7 
 7. Biggs, Antwerp0.6 
 8. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 9. Love, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende0.6 


Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 7-2 
 2. Gent Dragons 7-3 
 3. CEP Fleurus 6-3 
 4. Waregem 6-4 
 5. Sint-Jan Ant. 5-3 
 6. St-Niklase 5-4 
 7. Excelsior 5-4 
 8. Oudenaarde 5-4 
 9. Houthalen 5-4 
 10. Sprimont 4-4 
 11. Gembo BBC 4-5 
 12. M.Hainaut II 4-6 
 13. Tongeren 4-6 
 14. Essor Charleroi 1-7 
 15. Giants II 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 10: Gembo BBC - Giants II 94-63
Nov. 10: Tongeren - M.Hainaut II 81-92
Nov. 9: CEP Fleurus - Excelsior 70-53
Nov. 10: Kangor.-Boom - Waregem 100-90
Nov. 11: Essor Charleroi - Point Chaud
Nov. 11: Houthalen - Sint-Jan Ant.


Qingdao Eagles add Mbenga to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Qingdao Double Star Eagles (CBA) added to their roster 32-year old Belgian ex-international center Ilunga Mbenga (214-116kg-80). He is a dual citizen owning also Congolese passport. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Mbenga played most recently at New Orleans Hornets in the NBA. But in 45 games (10-11 season) he recorded just 1.4ppg and 2.0rpg. Mbenga also played at the Nuggets in NBA that season.
He won NBA championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Mbenga also represented Belgium at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 40.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Mbenga has played also professionally in Italy, NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and LA Lakers) and Belgium (Spirou Charleroi, Leuven Bears and Gilly).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Mladost - Vogosca 88-66
Nov. 10: Varda HE - Posusje 85-79
Nov. 10: Capljina - Borac Nektar 79-62
Nov. 10: Radnik B. - Zrinjski HT 77-66
Nov. 11: Bosna - Kakanj
Nov. 11: Servitium - Leotar


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Bakovic, Posusje23.3 
 2. Tresac, Varda HE20.3 
 3. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.3 
 4. Hot, Vogosca19.0 
 5. Tuljkovic, Vogosca18.8 
 6. Bjelica, Capljina18.8 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost17.5 
 8. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.5 
 9. Erkic, Radnik B.16.8 
 10. Knezevic, Leotar16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 N KNEZEVIC
  Leotar
  (--)
  Avg: 11
 1. Knezevic, Leotar11.0 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Djurasovic, Leotar8.7 
 4. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT8.5 
 5. Erkic, Radnik B.8.0 
 6. Goranovic, Radnik7.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost7.0 
 8. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.8 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik6.8 
 10. Kljestan, Capljina6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nemanja KOVACEVIC
  Capljina
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Kovacevic, Capljina6.3 
 2. Radovanovic, Radni.6.0 
 3. Hot, Vogosca6.0 
 4. Bakovic, Posusje6.0 
 5. Kascelan, Leotar5.7 
 6. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.3 
 7. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 8. Ivanic, Mladost4.3 
 9. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
 10. Jukic, Posusje3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dino HODZIC
  Bosna
  (190-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hodzic, Bosna4.0 
 2. Hot, Vogosca3.0 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina2.3 
 4. Kastratovic, Varda2.3 
 5. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT2.0 
 6. Knezevic, Mladost2.0 
 7. Lovric, Posusje2.0 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje1.8 
 9. Cutura, Posusje1.8 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kresimir MUSTAPIC
  Posusje
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Mustapic, Posusje0.8 
 2. Popovic, Capljina0.8 
 3. Erkic, Radnik B.0.8 
 4. Velimirovic, Mlado.0.8 
 5. Lalovic, Zrinjski.0.8 
 6. Hot, Vogosca0.8 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost0.8 
 8. Djurasovic, Leotar0.7 
 9. Rizvic, Bosna0.7 
 10. Begovac, Kakanj0.7 


Adriatic League: Zadar snatch win over Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Igokea 61:60

Zadar clinched a narrow home win over Igokea in Adriatic League encounter. It was the third success for the Croatian team in the season. Goran Vrbanc (194-G-84) nailed 13 points to lead the winners. Igokea suffered just the second loss at the tournament.
The Bosnian team started strong. They recorded a 17:11 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Zadar however held the visitors to 7 points in the second frame to surge ahead for a 26:24 halftime lead. Igokea surged back in front in the third term. The Bosnian team entered the final frame up by 4 points. Igokea still led 57:53 with under two minutes remaining. But Zadar went on an 8:1 run to take a 61:58 lead with seconds remaining. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) sank two free throws to put Igokea within one however Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) came up with a crucial steal and Zadar escaped with victory. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) netted 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Romeo Travis and Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) added 7 points each for the winners. Clifford Hammonds answered with 23 points for Igokea. Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Zadar: Goran Vrbanc 13, Franko Kastropil 11+10 boards, Romeo Travis 7, Barisa Krasic 7
Igokea: Clifford Hammonds 23, Milos Komatina 8



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Support Slow For Tropical Shootout; Organizers Forge Ahead - by David Edole

BVI Platinum News

The Virgin Islands is just weeks away from witnessing history when four United States college teams converge for two days of games at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, but support has been slow in coming with no major sponsor announced thus far.

BVI Tropical Shootout will be held on November 23rd and 24th at the Multipurpose Sports Complex on Tortola and will feature Warner University based in Florida, Northwood University also based in Florida, University of Puerto Rico Cayey and University of the Virgin Islands.

BVI Future Sports is organizing the the Shootout which is advertised as the first time that U.S. college teams will play competitively in the BVI. the group is counting on fans to support the games which will start nightly beginning at 7:15 pm.

"One thing we realized every time we hold an event it dont have to be a government sponsored event," said President of BVI Future Sports, Steve Parillon (196-F-78, college: Henderson St.).

Parillon added, "We envision that the Government will someday come onboard because this is not a one off tournament. When we get the tournament to a higher magnitude we are sure the Government will jump onboard. We are not making it a big deal. It's not going to be confrontation because we hope that Government officials actually come out and see the games and even the tourist board and all who will like to see onboard next time. Even some sponsors; its not just the Government. We have no local telecommunication companies. No really big trust companies locally supporting us. Those are people we would like to see tie in with the tournament so someday we can get on Paradise Jam level and have thousands of college fans coming in and even ESPN and FOX News and give national exposure to the country."

According to BVI Future Sports, fans will experience a different brand of basketball and urged that they support local players Ray 'Problem Victor and Halstead 'JR' Chiverton who will suit up for Warner University.

Parillon stated that there will be basketball camps to interact with the youths of the Virgin Islands so that local players can see that there being a college player is a reality and having two local players take to the court is a goodwill story.

"Like 'JR he has been in the news as one of the Hoop It up Ballers who went away and now having a second chance in college and getting the chance to come back and play in front of home fans in a college atmosphere to me that's priceless. That is something that I wish I had while I was playing college," said Parillon.

According to the organization, all of the teams are booked will be in the BVI in the next two weeks. They expect at least 20 persons will travel directly with each of the four teams.

"We dont have any popular big name sponsor, but a lot of the small businesses came through and we really want to appreciate what they did because in this tough economic times for small businesses to actually step up and see the good in this tournament is a really good thing that they did," Parillon stated.

He added that the full benefits from this tournament may not be felt this year, but from next year onward the group with vice-resident, Karl Scatliffe, expects to see more fans touring because college teams attract a lot of travelling fans.

"This is big for sport tourism, which is something that the BVI is trying to improve on and there is nothing bigger than college athletics when it comes to travelling fans. Next year we might get some schools in here that has an enrollment more than the population than the BVI flocking to the BVI so we might have to see each game individually in order to get the fans in," Parillon stated.



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Levski Sofia - Spartak Pleven 98-52
Nov. 10: Tundja Yambol - Balkan 86-85
Nov. 10: U20 - Rilski Sportist 74-87
Nov. 10: Cherno More - Lukoil Academik 71-105
Nov. 10: Chernomorets - Beroe 67-70

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: Balkan - Chernomorets
Nov. 17: Beroe - U20
Nov. 17: Lukoil Academik - Tundja Yambol
Nov. 17: Spartak Pleven - Cherno More
Nov. 17: Rilski Sportist - Levski Sofia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Holmes, Beroe22.8 
 2. Marinovic, Levski19.5 
 3. Lilov, Balkan19.5 
 4. Abukar, Lukoil A.19.5 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.3 
 6. Govedarov, Tundja16.8 
 7. Petrovic, Balkan16.5 
 8. Smith, Rilski S.16.3 
 9. Tyler, Chernomo.15.8 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.5 
 2. Agre, Spartak9.3 
 3. Simeonov, U209.3 
 4. Ormon, Tundja Y.8.3 
 5. Varbanov, Levski S.6.8 
 6. Galiotos, Cherno M.6.5 
 7. Holmes, Beroe6.5 
 8. Dimitrov, Levski S.6.5 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.3 
 10. Dimitrov, Beroe6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.7.0 
 2. Walker, Beroe5.5 
 3. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.5 
 4. Rakovic, Chernomo.5.5 
 5. Radionov, Tundja Y.5.5 
 6. Marinovic, Levski4.8 
 7. Smith, Rilski S.4.3 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.4.3 
 9. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 10. Velikov, Cherno M.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.8 
 2. Velikov, Cherno M.3.5 
 3. Govedarov, Tundja3.0 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.3.0 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.8 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 7. Ormon, Tundja Y.2.7 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.5 
 9. Lilov, Balkan2.5 
 10. Holmes, Beroe2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.5 
 2. Dupree, Rilski S.2.3 
 3. Hart, Beroe2.0 
 4. Varbanov, Levski S.1.3 
 5. Simeonov, U201.0 
 6. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.1.0 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.1.0 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.0 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.0.8 


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

27-year old center Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Levski Sofia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Spartak Pleven (#9, 1-3) with 46-point margin 98-52. Levski Sofia is placed at 2nd position in Bulgarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Levski Sofia will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Varbanov as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Varbanov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 6.8rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 68.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Rilski Sportist. He is Serbian guard in his 2nd season at Rilski Sportist. In the last game Mirkovic recorded impressive 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Rilski Sportist to another comfortable win 87-74 over U20 (#10, 0-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Rilski Sportist to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Mirkovic is well-known at Rilski Sportist and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Aleks Simeonov (200-F-93) of U20 (#10). Simeonov scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Simeonov's great performance U20 lost 74-87 to the higher-ranked Rilski Sportist (#5, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. U20 can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Simeonov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Simeonov has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 15 points and 13 rebounds
5. Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93) of U20 - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Martin Durchev (204-SF-87) of Tundja Yambol - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ivan Lilov (196-SG-88) of Balkan - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Brandon Heath (193-G-84) of Lukoil Academik - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Dimitar Anguelov (203-SF-79) of Levski Sofia - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Lukoil Academik - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



NBL Round 4: Tundja Yambol beats Balkan by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 4 in the NBL took place in Yambol. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Balkan (2-3) to fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (3-1) 86-85 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Balkan. Worth to mention a great performance of international Martin Durchev (204-87) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) contributed with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) replied with 25 points and 7 rebounds for Balkan. Tundja Yambol moved-up to second place, which they share with Levski Sofia. Balkan at the other side dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Tundja Yambol is looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play at home against Chernomorets (#6) in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chernomorets (2-2) against ninth ranked Beroe (1-2) on Saturday night. Host Chernomorets was edged by Beroe in a tough game in Burgas 67-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chernomorets. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds and Will Walker who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center James Tyler (218-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Beroe left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Chernomorets at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Cherno More and Rilski Sportist. Beroe will play against bottom-ranked U20 (#10) in Sofia in the next round. Chernomorets will play on the road against Balkan (#7) in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Lukoil Academik (4-0) which played road game in Varna against their biggest opponent Euroins Cherno More (2-2). Top-ranked Lukoil Academik had an easy win 105-71. The winners were led by Brandon Heath who scored that evening 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 15 points by Milcho Borisov did not help to save the game for Euroins Cherno More. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lukoil Academik have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets and Rilski Sportist. Lukoil Academik will meet at home Tundja Yambol (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Euroins Cherno More will play against Spartak Pleven and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Rilski Sportist (2-2) 87-74. Branko Mirkovic fired 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rilski Sportist moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cherno More and Chernomorets. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with four games lost. Rilski Sportist's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Levski Sofia at home and it may be the game of the week. U20 will play against Beroe (#8) in Stara Zagora and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between fourth ranked Levski Sofia (3-1) and 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-3) in Sofia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Pleven 98-52. It was a very good performance for Nikolay Varbanov who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia moved-up to second place, which they share with Tundja Yambol. Loser Spartak Pleven dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Levski Sofia will face Rilski Sportist (#5) in Samokov in the next round. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Euroins Cherno More (#4) in Varna.



Chernomorets - Beroe 67-70

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chernomorets (2-2) against ninth ranked Beroe (1-2) on Saturday night. Host Chernomorets was edged by Beroe in a tough game in Burgas 67-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chernomorets. The guests were ahead by 12 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 19-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 22. They outrebounded Chernomorets 53-38 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Chernomorets was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center James Tyler (218-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) scored 15 points. Beroe left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Chernomorets at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Cherno More and Rilski Sportist. Beroe will play against bottom-ranked U20 (#10) in Sofia in the next round. Chernomorets will play on the road against Balkan (#7) in Botevgrad and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Beroe: R.Holmes 21+8reb+2ast, W.Walker 11+8reb+9ast, M.Carter 9+12reb, A.Radev 9+6reb+2ast, M.Dimitrov 7+9reb, S.Tsvetkov 7+6reb
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 15+13reb+1ast, K.Koev 15+3reb+3ast, B.Boev 14+3reb+1ast, K.Raykov 7+6reb+1ast, P.Rakovic 7+4reb+5ast, K.Hristov 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 192834


U20 - Rilski Sportist 74-87

Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Rilski Sportist (2-2) 87-74. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski Sportist. U20 was better in fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rilski Sportist forced 22 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 37-25 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Rilski Sportist brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. International Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Five Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Danish forward Tencho Tenchev (202-93, agency: Interperformances) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rilski Sportist moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cherno More and Chernomorets. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with four games lost. Rilski Sportist's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Levski Sofia at home and it may be the game of the week. U20 will play against Beroe (#8) in Stara Zagora and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 18+2reb+5ast, B.Dupree 14+5reb+2ast, H.Zahariev 13+4reb+4ast, T.Gugino 11+7reb, T.Smith 11+2reb+5ast, S.Slaveykov 6+4reb+2ast
U20: T.Tenchev 21+3reb+4ast, A.Simeonov 20+12reb+2ast, K.Atanasov 9+1reb+1ast, D.Karamfilov 7+4ast, K.Kirilov 6+2reb, V.Galabov 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192832


Levski Sofia - Spartak Pleven 98-52

The game between fourth ranked Levski Sofia (3-1) and 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-3) in Sofia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Levski Sofia outscored guests from Pleven 98-52. The game without a history. Levski Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 26. Levski Sofia forced 20 Spartak Pleven turnovers and outrebounded them 43-27 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Levski Sofia looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Spartak Pleven's players. It was a very good performance for the former international center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) contributed with 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Simeon Tsenov (196-82) replied with 13 points and 6 rebounds and guard Rosen Sofroniev (193-80) added 14 points in the effort for Spartak Pleven. Levski Sofia moved-up to second place, which they share with Tundja Yambol. Loser Spartak Pleven dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Levski Sofia will face Rilski Sportist (#5) in Samokov in the next round. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Euroins Cherno More (#4) in Varna.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: N.Varbanov 22+10reb+1ast, M.Marinovic 16+1reb+6ast, D.Anguelov 13+9reb+1ast, H.Dimitrov 12+5reb+3ast, C.Kostov 11+1ast, S.Georgiev 10+4reb
Spartak Pleven: R.Sofroniev 14+3reb+2ast, S.Tsenov 13+6reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 11+1reb+2ast, D.Agre 8+7reb+1ast, V.Georgiev 2+5reb+1ast, I.Stankov 2+1reb
gschID: 192831


Cherno More - Lukoil Academik 71-105

An interesting game for Lukoil Academik (4-0) which played road game in Varna against their biggest opponent Euroins Cherno More (2-2). Top-ranked Lukoil Academik had an easy win 105-71. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-71. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 40 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who scored that evening 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Five Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Even 15 points by guard Milcho Borisov (196-90) did not help to save the game for Euroins Cherno More. The former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) added 11 points and 6 rebounds 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. Lukoil Academik have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets and Rilski Sportist. Lukoil Academik will meet at home Tundja Yambol (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Euroins Cherno More will play against Spartak Pleven and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: B.Heath 18+3reb+3ast, M.Abukar 15+5reb+3ast, D.Green 14+3reb, V.Veselinov 12+3reb+2ast, T.Stoykov 11+4reb+2ast, P.Marinov 9+1reb
Cherno More: M.Borisov 15+4reb+2ast, S.Tsonkov 12+3reb, A.Velikov 11+6reb+1ast, G.Galiotos 8+3reb, L.Hall 8+2reb+1ast, A.Bojic 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 192830


Tundja Yambol - Balkan 86-85

The most exciting game of round 4 in the NBL took place in Yambol. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Balkan (2-3) to fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (3-1) 86-85 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Balkan. Worth to mention a great performance of international Martin Durchev (204-87) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Tundja Yambol players scored in double figures. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) replied with 25 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Balkan. Tundja Yambol moved-up to second place, which they share with Levski Sofia. Balkan at the other side dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Tundja Yambol is looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play at home against Chernomorets (#6) in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 25+6reb+3ast, S.Govedarov 18+10reb+1ast, J.Radionov 14+2reb+7ast, S.Petkov 12+4reb, I.Marchev 7+4reb, L.Sjekloca 6+8reb
Balkan: I.Lilov 25+7reb+2ast, J.Bozov 20+5reb, U.Petrovic 19+6reb, J.Hunt 8+1reb+4ast, A.Santos 6+10reb+2ast, L.Lilov 4+1ast
gschID: 192833



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. St.Mary's 2-0 
 2. Acadia 1-0 
 3. UPEI 1-0 
 4. Cape Breton 0-0 
 5. St.Francis X. 0-0 
 6. Dalhousie 0-1 
 7. New Brunsw. 0-1 
 8. Memorial 0-2 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 3-0 
 2. Victoria 3-0 
 3. UFV 2-1 
 4. UNBC 2-1 
 5. TRU 1-2 
 6. UBC Okanagan 1-2 
 7. Mount Royal 0-3 
 8. TWU 0-3 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 3-1 
 2. Saskatchewan 2-1 
 3. Lethbridge 2-1 
 4. Calgary 2-2 
 5. Winnipeg 2-2 
 6. Brandon 1-2 
 7. Manitoba 1-2 
 8. Regina 1-3 
OUA East
 1. Ottawa 1-0 
 2. Queen's 1-0 
 3. Ryerson 1-0 
 4. Toronto Univ. 1-0 
 5. RMC 0-0 
 6. Carleton 0-1 
 7. Laurentian 0-1 
 8. York 0-1 
OUA West
 1. Brock 1-0 
 2. McMaster 1-0 
 3. Windsor 1-0 
 4. Waterloo 0-0 
 5. Guelph 0-1 
 6. Lakehead 0-1 
 7. Laurier 0-1 
 8. Western 0-1 
Quebec League
 1. Concordia 1-0 
 2. Bishop's 0-0 
 3. Laval 0-0 
 4. McGill 0-0 
 5. UQAM 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 9: UPEI - Dalhousie 99-81
Nov. 9: Brock - Laurentian 93-88
Nov. 9: Winnipeg - Regina 92-74
Nov. 9: Lethbridge - Saskatchewan 89-98
Nov. 9: Calgary - Alberta 84-73
Nov. 9: Queen''s - Laurier 83-80
Nov. 9: UBC - TRU 82-70
Nov. 9: McMaster - York 77-58
Nov. 9: Manitoba - Brandon 76-78
Nov. 9: UBC Okanagan - Mount Royal 74-63
Nov. 9: Windsor - Carleton 71-67
Nov. 9: Toronto Univ. - Guelph 71-55
Nov. 9: UFV - Victoria 69-73
Nov. 9: Ryerson - Lakehead 69-64
Nov. 9: Western - Ottawa 61-77
Nov. 9: New Brunsw. - Acadia 53-69
Nov. 9: UNBC - TWU 109-87

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 11: Memorial - Cape Breton
Nov. 11: Queen''s - Waterloo
Nov. 14: Cape Breton - St.Francis X.
Nov. 15: Concordia - Laval
Nov. 15: Winnipeg - Brandon


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.28.7 
 2. Forbes, Saskatch.25.0 
 3. Brown, Regina23.0 
 4. Grewal, UFV21.7 
 5. Perrin, TWU21.7 
 6. Fahandeg-S., UBC20.7 
 7. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.3 
 8. Walton, Manitoba20.3 
 9. Baker, Alberta19.8 
 10. Baker, Saskatch.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Blaz BOZINOVIC
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Bozinovic, TRU12.3 
 2. Ozsayiner, Manit.9.7 
 3. Waldner, Lethb.9.0 
 4. Burns, Saskatch.8.7 
 5. Plumb, UBC8.7 
 6. Bergen-H., Alberta8.5 
 7. Moses, Calgary8.3 
 8. Forbes, Saskatch.8.3 
 9. Baker, Alberta8.0 
 10. Otieno, Alberta7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ilarion BONHOMME
  Brandon
  (--)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Bonhomme, Brandon7.7 
 2. York, UFV7.0 
 3. Johnson, Lethbrid.7.0 
 4. Cunningham, Winnip.6.3 
 5. Walton, Manitoba5.7 
 6. Grewal, UFV4.7 
 7. Tate, Regina4.5 
 8. Acheampong, Victo.4.3 
 9. Duce, Lethbridge4.0 
 10. Rybachuk, UNBC3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ben BAKER
  Saskatch.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Baker, Saskatch.3.7 
 2. Cunningham, Winnip.3.0 
 3. Burns, Saskatch.3.0 
 4. Rowe, UNBC2.7 
 5. Evans, Victoria2.7 
 6. Ramsey, Brandon2.7 
 7. Krahn, Winnipeg2.5 
 8. Peterson, Victoria2.3 
 9. Lamar, Saskatch.2.3 
 10. Perrin, TWU2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moses, Calgary2.3 
 2. Bozinovic, TRU2.3 
 3. Baker, Alberta1.5 
 4. Casey, UBC1.0 
 5. Osborne, TWU1.0 
 6. Karch, Calgary1.0 
 7. Ramsey, Brandon1.0 
 8. Gareau, Regina0.8 
 9. Engen, Lethbridge0.7 
 10. McLaughlin, Victo.0.7 


CIS Round 4 recap - by Eurobasket News

Round 4 means everything may happen in CIS as the season just started. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 4 in CIS means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Windsor, ON where host Lancers (1-0) beat league's leader Ravens (0-1) 71-67 on Friday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Lancers dominated on the defensive end, holding Ravens to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Ravens 42-30 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Ravens helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Lien Phillip (203-89) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. point guard Enrico Diloreto (185-90) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) produced 24 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lancers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Ravens at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 9 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by St.Mary's. Ravens will play next round against Mustangs trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lancers will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON.
Undefeated Golden Bears (3-1) recorded its first loss in Calgary, AB. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Dinos (2-2) 84-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Golden Bears. Worth to mention a great performance of Thijin Moses (201) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson contributed with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Dinos' coach Dan Vanhoorn allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Golden Bears. Dinos moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Winnipeg. Golden Bears at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game was played in Abbotsford, BC where Vikies (#3) beat host Cascades (#2) 73-69 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cascades. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of Michael Acheampong who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Vikies' coach Craig Beaucamp used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Kyle Grewal responded with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Vikies have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with UBC. Loser Cascades keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Vikies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cascades will play again against the league's second-placed Vikies in Victoria, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss the game where top-ranked Gee-Gees (1-0) against desperated Mustangs (0-1) where Gee-Gees won on the road by sixteen points 77-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by Warren Ward who scored that evening 24 points and 5 rebounds. Gee-Gees' coach James DeRouin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gee-Gees keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Mustangs at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Gee-Gees' next round opponent will be Lancers (#3) in Windsor, ON, which may be the game of the day. Mustangs will play at home against Ravens in Ottawa, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where top-ranked Axemen (1-0) beat desperated Varsity Reds (0-1) on the road by 16 points 69-53 on Friday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Jonathan Tull fired 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Axemen keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Varsity Reds still closes the standings with one game lost. Axemen will have a break next round. Varsity Reds will play again at home against the league's second-placed Axemen (#2) in Wolfville, NS and look forward to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
winless Mount Royal were defeated by UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC 74-63. UBC beat TRU at home 82-70. Winless TWU was destroyed by UNBC on the opponent's court 109-87. Manitoba unfortunately lost to Brandon in a home game 76-78. Saskatchewan managed to beat Lethbridge on the road 98-89. Winnipeg defeated Regina on its own court 92-74. Winless Laurentian lost to undefeated Brock in St.Catharines, ON 88-93. Queen's won against Laurier at home 83-80. Winless York lost to undefeated McMaster on the opponent's court 58-77. Toronto Univ. managed to beat Guelph in a home game 71-55. Winless Lakehead lost to undefeated Ryerson on the road 64-69. UPEI beat Dalhousie on its own court 99-81.
The best stats of 4th round was 30 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists by Maxwell Allin of Laurier.


UBC Okanagan - Mount Royal 74-63

Everything could happen in Kelowna, BC at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Heat and bottom-ranked Mount Royal had identical 0-2 record. This time Heat used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Calgary, AB 74-63 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Heat. Mount Royal was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Heat forced 22 Mount Royal turnovers. Azi Fahandeg-Sadi (193) fired 27 points for the winners. Guard Anwar Faza (193) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Nick Loewen (196) produced 13 points and point guard Awet Abraha (183) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Heat (1-2) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Mount Royal's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Heat will face again Mount Royal (#7) in Calgary, AB in the next round.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: A.Fahandeg-Sadi 27+3reb+2ast, A.Faza 17+7reb+4ast, M.Goodwin 10+5reb+1ast, G.Gill 8+8reb+2ast, E.Dane Medi 6+7reb, D.Mackay 4+3reb+2ast
Mount Royal: A.Abraha 14+1reb+2ast, N.Loewen 13+3reb+2ast, M.Akwl 9+4reb, D.Awak 9+3reb+1ast, O.Ogun 8+3reb+2ast, J.Gardener 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 190351


UBC - TRU 82-70

No shocking result in a game in Vancouver, BC where top-ranked Thunderbirds (3-0) defeated 4th ranked Wolfpack (1-2) 82-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderbirds. Wolfpack was better in third quarter 31-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Thunderbirds outrebounded Wolfpack 44-29 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) fired 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Isaiah Solomon (183) chipped in 18 points. Five Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. Guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) produced 28 points and 4 steals and Will Ondrik added 23 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thunderbirds have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 3-0 record, which they share with Victoria. Loser Wolfpack dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Thunderbirds will face again Wolfpack (#5) in Kamloops, BC in the next round.
Top scorers:
UBC: I.Solomon 18+1reb+2ast, G.Pippus 16+4reb, T.Nixon 14+2reb+3ast, D.Plumb 13+9reb+1ast, D.Wagner 11+7reb, O.Wallace 7+5reb+2ast
TRU: K.Pribilsky 28+1reb+2ast, W.Ondrik 23+7reb+1ast, B.Rouault 10+1reb, B.Bozinovic 4+8reb, T.Grant 3+5reb+1ast, D.Oates 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 190350


UNBC - TWU 109-87

Rather expected game in Prince George, BC where bottom-ranked Spartans (0-3) were rolled over by fifth ranked Timberwolves (2-1) 109-87 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Timberwolves. Spartans was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Timberwolves shot 61.0 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Spartans were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Francis Rowe (178) fired 25 points and 5 steals for the winners. point guard Joel Rybachuk (173) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Tyler Linttell (198) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and Mark Perrin added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Timberwolves and four Spartans players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Timberwolves moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Spartans still closes the standings with three games lost. Timberwolves will face again Spartans (#8) in Langley, BC in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
UNBC: F.Rowe 25+3reb+2ast, S.Raphael 21+3reb, J.Araujo 20+3reb+1ast, J.Rybachuk 14+5reb+7ast, C.Barton 12+5reb, G.Sahota 6
TWU: M.Perrin 17+6reb+1ast, T.Linttell 16+9reb+2ast, D.McDonald 11+3reb, K.Osborne 10+5reb, T.Smith 8+3reb+2ast, J.Bakuteka 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 190349


Calgary - Alberta 84-73

Undefeated Golden Bears (3-1) recorded its first loss in Calgary, AB. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Dinos (2-2) 84-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Golden Bears. Golden Bears were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 47-34 second half run of Dinos. They made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Dinos had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Thijin Moses (201) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Dinos' coach Dan Vanhoorn allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Golden Bears. Four Golden Bears players scored in double figures. Dinos moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Winnipeg. Golden Bears at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Calgary: T.Moses 24+7reb+2ast, J.Ogungbemi-Jackson 17+13reb+3ast, M.Ligertwood 11+1reb+1ast, C.Mbayi 8+4reb, J.Gill 7+3reb, J.Owen-Thomas 7+3reb+1ast
Alberta: J.Baker 20+6reb+4ast, K.Otieno 18+5reb+2ast, Y.Ouahrig 14+7reb+1ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 13+9reb+1ast, N.Manojlovic 5+4reb+1ast, L.Annetts 3+1reb
gschID: 190347


Manitoba - Brandon 76-78

There was a surprise result in Winnipeg, MB where eighth ranked Bobcats (1-2) edged one of their biggest challengers Bisons (1-2) 78-76 on Friday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-76. Bobcats forced 19 Bisons turnovers. Ilarion Bonhomme fired 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Naturalized Greek forward James Elias (210-91) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Bobcats players scored in double figures. Bobcats' coach Gil Cheung used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Stephan Walton (178-87, college: Valdosta St.) produced 20 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and forward Yigit Ozsayiner (198) added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Bobcats left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Bisons. Bobcats will have a break next round. Bisons will play again at home against Bobcats (#6) in Brandon, MB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brandon: J.Elias 18+5reb+1ast, J.Reaves 17+6reb, I.Bonhomme 14+6reb+8ast, K.Ramsey 13+6reb+2ast, A.Benabdelhak 10+4reb, J.Molin 5+2reb+1ast
Manitoba: S.Walton 20+6reb+9ast, J.Huertas 17, Y.Ozsayiner 14+10reb+1ast, X.Smith 8+5reb, C.Noel 7+6reb, D.Joseph 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 190345


UFV - Victoria 69-73

An interesting game was played in Abbotsford, BC where Vikies (#3) beat host Cascades (#2) 73-69 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cascades. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of Michael Acheampong who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Terrell Evans who added 19 points during the contest. Four Vikies players scored in double figures. Vikies' coach Craig Beaucamp used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) responded with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and Kevon Parchment scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Vikies have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with UBC. Loser Cascades keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Vikies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cascades will play again against the league's second-placed Vikies in Victoria, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Victoria: T.Evans 19+4reb+1ast, M.Acheampong 13+7reb+5ast, C.McLaughlin 10+8reb+3ast, B.Dunlop 10+3reb+4ast, B.Taylor 9+2ast, K.Peterson 5+1reb
UFV: K.Grewal 23+8reb+7ast, K.Parchment 20+5reb+2ast, M.Dulay 11+2reb, J.York 7+4reb+6ast, A.Khaira 3+3reb, N.Kendall 3+4reb
gschID: 190348


Lethbridge - Saskatchewan 89-98

There was a minor upset in Lethbridge, AB where much higher ranked Pronghorn (2-1) was defeated by fourth ranked Huskies (2-1) 98-89 on Friday. Huskies dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Pronghorn's 32. Huskies forced 20 Pronghorn turnovers. Forward Matthew Forbes (198) fired 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Ben Baker (191) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Chaz Johnson (183) produced 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Julian Chief-Morris (193-89) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Huskies moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Pronghorn. Huskies will have a break next round. Pronghorn will play again at home against the league's second-placed Huskies in Saskatoon, SK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: M.Forbes 33+7reb+2ast, E.Ostertag 22+1reb, B.Baker 21+7reb+3ast, S.Lamar 18+3reb+4ast, P.Burns 4+6reb+3ast, T.Severinski 0+1reb
Lethbridge: J.Chief-Morris 23+2reb+2ast, C.Johnson 20+5reb+9ast, A.Fletcher 13+2reb, D.Waldner 12+8reb+2ast, M.Duce 9+1reb+2ast, N.Kovac 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 190346


Winnipeg - Regina 92-74

Everything could happen in Winnipeg, MB at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Wesmen and 7th ranked Cougars had identical 1-2 record. This time Wesmen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Regina, SK 92-74 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Wesmen. Cougars was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Wesmen forced 20 Cougars turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Steven Wesley (196, college: E.Washington) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Wesmen players scored in double figures. Forward Paul Gareau (201) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and guard Frank Brown (188) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Wesmen (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Calgary. Cougars lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: S.Wesley 28+12reb+3ast, T.Krahn 16+1reb+1ast, A.Cunningham 14+5reb+9ast, J.Clennon 10+2reb+4ast, N.Gooding 10+1reb+4ast, B.Iko 9+8reb
Regina: F.Brown 19+8reb, P.Gareau 18+9reb+1ast, C.Burns 15+6reb, B.Hebert 6+2reb+5ast, A.Tate 5+4reb+7ast, M.Augustin 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 190344


Brock - Laurentian 93-88

Everything could happen in St.Catharines, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Badgers and their biggest opponent Voyageurs had identical 0-0 record. This time Badgers used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Sudbury, ON 93-88 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 34-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Badgers made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Forward Mark Gibson (198) fired 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Issack Egueh (183) chipped in 20 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Badgers' coach Brad Rootes used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Alex Ratte produced 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Manny Pasquale (183) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Badgers and four Voyageurs players scored in double figures. Badgers maintains first position with 1-0 record, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Voyageurs still closes the standings with one game lost. Badgers will face Lions (#8) in Toronto, ON in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Voyageurs will play on the road against the league's second-placed Marauders in Hamilton, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Brock: M.Gibson 26+8reb+2ast, I.Egueh 20+9ast, T.Kasamba 13+3reb+1ast, M.Luby 12+5reb, J.Tipping 12+7reb+2ast, M.Williams 8
Laurentian: A.Ratte 24+6reb+6ast, M.Pasquale 17+7reb+3ast, N.Yengue 16+4reb, G.Serresse 13+6reb+3ast, J.Budd 7+6reb+2ast, T.Carter-Newman 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 190343


Queen''s - Laurier 83-80

Everything could happen in Kingston, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Golden Gaels and one of their biggest challengers Golden Hawks had identical 0-0 record. This time Golden Gaels used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Waterloo, ON 83-80 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Golden Gaels (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Golden Hawks still closes the standings with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Queen''s: G.Faulkner 26+11reb+2ast, S.Singh 19+6reb+6ast, R.Roberts 14+7reb, J.Asefa 14+7reb+2ast, M.Simpson 5+5reb+2ast, N.Misljencevic 3
Laurier: M.Allin 30+18reb+4ast, K.Enright 14+3reb+1ast, W.Coulthard 10+3reb+1ast, J.Forde 8+8reb+2ast, P.Donnelly 6+8reb+3ast, A.Walters 6+3reb
gschID: 190341


McMaster - York 77-58

Everything could happen in Hamilton, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Marauders and bottom-ranked Lions had identical 0-0 record. This time Marauders used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Toronto, ON 77-58 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Marauders forced 31 Lions turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Rohan Boney (193) fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Joe Rocca (193) chipped in 20 points. Five Marauders players scored in double figures. Guard David Tyndale (180) produced 22 points and forward Nick Tufegdzich (201) added 4 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Marauders (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Lions still closes the standings with one game lost. Marauders will face Voyageurs (#7) in Sudbury, ON in the next round where they are favorite. Lions will play on the road against the league's leader Badgers in St.Catharines, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
McMaster: J.Rocca 20+3reb+2ast, R.Boney 16+6reb+6ast, S.Laws 12+2reb+1ast, N.Mccarthy 11+6reb, N.Pelech 11+7reb+3ast, T.Black 3+1reb+1ast
York: D.Tyndale 22, C.Coldea 10+5reb, R.Iheadindu 8+1reb+2ast, R.Isaac 7+1reb+2ast, N.Chandrakumar 4+2reb+3ast, N.Tufegdzich 4+10reb+1ast
gschID: 190340


Toronto Univ. - Guelph 71-55

Everything could happen in Toronto, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Blues and much higher ranked Gryphons had identical 0-0 record. This time Blues used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Guelph, ON 71-55 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Guard Arun Kumar (183) fired 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Greek guard Alex Hill (196-90, college: Cornell) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Michel Clark (185) produced 10 points and guard Charles Amponsah (185) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Blues (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Gryphons still closes the standings with one game lost. Blues will face Thunderwolves (#6) in Thunder Bay, ON in the next round where they are favorite. Gryphons will play on the road against Rams in Toronto, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Kumar 20+6reb+2ast, A.Hill 19+6reb+2ast, A.Plummer 10+5reb+1ast, M.Savel 8+3reb+2ast, B.Garvin 6+5reb, N.Irvine 5+1reb
Guelph: C.Amponsah 12+4reb, M.Clark 10+4reb+2ast, A.Haroon 8+6reb, Z.Angus 8+6reb, T.Thompson 8+3reb+2ast, T.Armstrong 4
gschID: 190342


Ryerson - Lakehead 69-64

Everything could happen in Toronto, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Rams and one of their biggest challengers Thunderwolves had identical 0-0 record. This time Rams used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Thunder Bay, ON 69-64 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-64. Guard Aaron Best (193) fired 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and forward Brendan King (201) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Thunderwolves' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rams (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Thunderwolves still closes the standings with one game lost. Rams will face Gryphons (#5) in Guelph, ON in the next round. Thunderwolves will play on the road against Blues in Toronto, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: A.Best 19+9reb+2ast, J.Jones 17+4reb+6ast, B.Michaelsen 12+10reb+2ast, J.Ogunnaike-Grannum 6, Y.Walcott 6+1reb+2ast, N.Stankovic 4+7reb+1ast
Lakehead: Y.Salhia 21+11reb, B.King 13+1reb+1ast, M.Schmidt 10+3reb, G.Carter 8+3reb+1ast, B.Johnson 4+3reb+1ast, D.Harvey 4+4reb
gschID: 190339


Western - Ottawa 61-77

We should not miss the game where top-ranked Gee-Gees (1-0) against desperated Mustangs (0-1) where Gee-Gees won on the road by sixteen points 77-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Mustangs took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Gee-Gees had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Mustangs were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-77. The winners were led by international guard Warren Ward (196-89) who scored that evening 24 points and 5 rebounds and guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) supported him with 20 points. Gee-Gees' coach James DeRouin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by forward Peter Scholtes (196) did not help to save the game for Mustangs. Forward Greg Morrow (190) added 16 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Gee-Gees keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Mustangs at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Gee-Gees' next round opponent will be Lancers (#3) in Windsor, ON, which may be the game of the day. Mustangs will play at home against Ravens in Ottawa, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: W.Ward 24+5reb+2ast, J.Berhanemeskel 20+3reb+3ast, J.Vig 9+4reb, M.Tihani 9+2reb+1ast, M.Ismail 6+1ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 4+7reb+5ast
Western: P.Scholtes 19+7reb+4ast, G.Morrow 16+6reb+1ast, Q.Henderson 14+5reb+2ast, C.Drouin 8+5reb+4ast, J.Bernard 2+1ast, G.Johnson 2+1reb
gschID: 190338


Windsor - Carleton 71-67

Round 4 in CIS means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Windsor, ON where host Lancers (1-0) beat league's leader Ravens (0-1) 71-67 on Friday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Lancers dominated on the defensive end, holding Ravens to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Ravens 42-30 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Ravens helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Lien Phillip (203-89) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. point guard Enrico Diloreto (185-90) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) produced 24 points and forward Thomas Scrubb (196) added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lancers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Ravens at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 9 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by St.Mary's. Ravens will play next round against Mustangs trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lancers will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON.
Top scorers:
Windsor: L.Phillip 19+13reb+2ast, J.Collins 13+3reb+2ast, E.Diloreto 13+5reb+3ast, N.Ntim 9+2reb, R.Christie 7+9reb, M.Petrella 4+4reb+1ast
Carleton: P.Scrubb 24+4reb+2ast, T.Hinz 12+4reb+1ast, T.Scrubb 11+9reb+5ast, C.Springer-Williams 7+5reb+2ast, D.Penner 4+1reb, K.Blain 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 190337


New Brunsw. - Acadia 53-69

And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where top-ranked Axemen (1-0) beat desperated Varsity Reds (0-1) on the road by 16 points 69-53 on Friday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Axemen dominated on the defensive end, holding Varsity Reds to just 7 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Varsity Reds 46-28 including a 35-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Point guard Jonathan Tull (190, college: Cent.Conn.St.) fired 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International forward Owen Klassen (208-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Daniel Quirion (183) produced 11 points and forward Ryan Smith (190) added 3 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Axemen keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Varsity Reds still closes the standings with one game lost. Axemen will have a break next round. Varsity Reds will play again at home against the league's second-placed Axemen (#2) in Wolfville, NS and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Acadia: J.Tull 22+8reb+2ast, O.Klassen 15+10reb+1ast, S.Smith 8+3reb+1ast, A.Ashe 7+3reb+2ast, T.Filigiano 7+5reb+5ast, R.Larry 6+10reb
New Brunsw.: D.Quirion 11+2reb, W.Mc Fee 7+2reb, J.Irvine 7+1reb, A.Caskey 7+1reb+1ast, M.Matheson 6, A.O'Brien 4+2reb
gschID: 190336


UPEI - Dalhousie 99-81

Everything could happen in Charlottetown, PEI at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Panthers and one of their biggest challengers Tigers had identical 0-0 record. This time Panthers used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Halifax, NS 99-81 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Panthers. Tigers was better in fourth quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tigers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Joe Kendrick (193-85) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Deontay Smith chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Five Panthers players scored in double figures. Forward Keith Robinson produced 23 points and forward Simon Marr (203) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panthers (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser Tigers still closes the standings with one game lost. Panthers will face again Tigers (#6) in Halifax, NS in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
UPEI: M.Downey 21, J.Kendrick 20+5reb+2ast, D.Smith 17+4reb+5ast, G.Doane 15+5reb+1ast, L.Parker 10+1reb+1ast, T.Brown 7+1reb
Dalhousie: K.Robinson 23+1ast, K.Lawrence 12+3reb, J.Reid 9+3reb+3ast, S.Marr 9+6reb+3ast, D.Stedman 6+6reb+1ast, W.Yengue 6+4reb
gschID: 190335



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Qingdao Eagles add Mbenga to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Qingdao Double Star Eagles (CBA) added to their roster 32-year old Belgian ex-international center Ilunga Mbenga (214-116kg-80). He is a dual citizen owning also Congolese passport. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Mbenga played most recently at New Orleans Hornets in the NBA. But in 45 games (10-11 season) he recorded just 1.4ppg and 2.0rpg. Mbenga also played at the Nuggets in NBA that season.
He won NBA championship title for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Mbenga also represented Belgium at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 40.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Mbenga has played also professionally in Italy, NBA (Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and LA Lakers) and Belgium (Spirou Charleroi, Leuven Bears and Gilly).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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GUERREROS WON THE FIRST GAME OF THE FINALS. - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros start the first game of the final playoff taking control of the game, Cory Bradford on fire in the first quarter leaded the Bukaros to a 12 points lead, but entering the second quarter Guerreros had a different attitude and thanks to its defense began to climb in the scoring board.
Rashad Bell had another great game leading the local team with 26 points including 4 three pointers, Stalin Ortiz also as usual had a 20+ night.
Guerreros defense was the key to change the game, forcing turnovers and running the fastbreak, Bukaros keep close in the third and middle of the fourth quarter, but closing the fourth Guerreros was more fresh and outscored Bukaros 20-4 to get the final 16 points lead and get the first game of the final playoff.

Guerreros 100 R. Bell 26 pts, S. Ortiz 20 pts, J. Tello 16 pts + 8 rebs, S. Malloy 12 pts + 12 rebs
Bukaros 84 C. Bradford 17 pts, M. Marriaga 16 pts, R. Jeter 12 pts.


GUERREROS LEADS 1-0
Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.)



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A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Dubrovnik - Osjecki Sokol 84-90
Nov. 10: Jolly - Zabok 84-70
Nov. 10: Darda - Djuro Djakovic 84-62
Nov. 11: KK Zagreb - Krizevci
Nov. 10: Kvarner 2010 - Alkar Sinj


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. James, KK Zagreb21.4 
 2. Ross, Jolly20.0 
 3. Lez, Zabok19.8 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci19.6 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.17.5 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201016.4 
 8. Butorac, Jolly16.0 
 9. Peraica, Darda15.7 
 10. Modric, Alkar Sinj13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.4 
 2. Krapic, KK Zagreb7.2 
 3. Massamba, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 5. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 6. Skific, Kvarner5.8 
 7. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 8. Price, Osjecki Sok.5.4 
 9. Vlaic, Zabok5.4 
 10. Peraica, Darda5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner6.2 
 2. Panduric, Darda4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 4. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.2 
 5. Glavinic, Darda3.8 
 6. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.6 
 7. Petkovic, Jolly3.4 
 8. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 9. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 10. Lez, Zabok3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. James, KK Zagreb3.2 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.2 
 4. Skific, Kvarner2.0 
 5. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 20101.8 
 7. Zivkovic, Djuro D.1.8 
 8. Panduric, Darda1.8 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik1.7 
 10. Maric, Zabok1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Jolly
  (--90)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cakarun, Jolly1.6 
 2. Najev, Dubrovnik1.3 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.0 
 5. Mustapic, Zabok0.6 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 
 7. James, KK Zagreb0.6 
 8. Sertic, Krizevci0.6 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.6 
 10. Kozic, Osjecki So.0.5 


Adriatic League: Zadar snatch win over Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Igokea 61:60

Zadar clinched a narrow home win over Igokea in Adriatic League encounter. It was the third success for the Croatian team in the season. Goran Vrbanc (194-G-84) nailed 13 points to lead the winners. Igokea suffered just the second loss at the tournament.
The Bosnian team started strong. They recorded a 17:11 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Zadar however held the visitors to 7 points in the second frame to surge ahead for a 26:24 halftime lead. Igokea surged back in front in the third term. The Bosnian team entered the final frame up by 4 points. Igokea still led 57:53 with under two minutes remaining. But Zadar went on an 8:1 run to take a 61:58 lead with seconds remaining. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) sank two free throws to put Igokea within one however Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) came up with a crucial steal and Zadar escaped with victory. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) netted 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Romeo Travis and Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) added 7 points each for the winners. Clifford Hammonds answered with 23 points for Igokea. Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Zadar: Goran Vrbanc 13, Franko Kastropil 11+10 boards, Romeo Travis 7, Barisa Krasic 7
Igokea: Clifford Hammonds 23, Milos Komatina 8



Adriatic League: Krka topple visiting Split - by Eurobasket News

Krka - Split 79:68

Krka registered the fourth victory in the Adriatic League season. They knocked down visiting Split. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) and Edo Muric (202-F-91) delivered 15 points each to lead the winners. Krka improved at 4-4 record, while Split fell at 3-5.
Krka secured a 20:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Split stayed close throughout the second quarter. The Croatian team trailed by just two points at the interval. But Krka stepped on the gas in the third term. The hosts unloaded 24 points to establish a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Split never got within striking distance in the final frame as Krka breezed to the victory. Jure Lalic (210-C-86) netted 14 points for the home side. Toni Dijan (205-F-83) answered with 21 points for Split. Srdan Subotic (190-G-80) netted 18 points in the loss.

Krka: Jakov Vladovic 15, Edo Muric 15, Jure Lalic 14
Split: Toni Dijan 21, Srdan Subotic 18



Adriatic League: Radnicki surprise Cibona in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cibona - Radnicki 81:85

Radnicki claimed a tough road win in Zagreb today. The victory marked the fourth success for the Serbian team in the Adriatic League season. Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) unleashed impressive 36 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the visitors.
Cibona and Radnicki exchanged baskets throughout the first term. The scoreboard read 21:21 at the first break. The hosts pulled ahead in the second quarter. They ensured a 47:42 halftime advantage. Radnicki cut the deficit in the third term. The Serbs narrowed the margin at 2-point mark with ten minutes remaining. The teams were tied at 78 with just over two minutes to go. Terrico White and Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) made it 83:80 for the visitors into the final minute. Demond Carter sank just one of two free throws, while Mark Worthington (202-PF-83, college: Metro St.) drilled both his attempts to seal the win for the Serbian side. Aleksandar Capin finished with 21 points, while Mark Worthington added 11 points for Radnicki. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 20 points for Cibona. Ante Masic (200-F-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 15 points in the loss

Cibona: Andrija Zizic 20, Ante Masic 15
Radnicki: Terrico White 36, Aleksandar Capin 21, Mark Worthington 11



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 10: Etha - Omonia 90-94
Nov. 9: Apoel - ENAD 80-59
Nov. 9: AEL - AEK 78-84
Nov. 11: Apollon - Keravnos


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Allen, Omonia27.3 
 2. Detrick, Apollon21.0 
 3. Diggs, Omonia19.3 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Omonia18.3 
 5. Panteli, AEK18.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel16.3 
 7. Aleksic, AEL15.7 
 8. Baker, Omonia14.7 
 9. Outerbridge, AEL14.3 
 10. Palalas, AEL14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos9.0 
 2. Diggs, Omonia9.0 
 3. Ceranic, Etha8.5 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL8.3 
 5. Brown, Apollon8.0 
 6. Kaskiris, ENAD8.0 
 7. Lee-Ingram, Omonia7.7 
 8. Fisher, AEK7.3 
 9. Visockis, Omonia6.7 
 10. Aleksic, AEL6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Diggs, Omonia7.3 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel5.7 
 3. Aleksic, AEL4.7 
 4. Guillandeaux, AEL4.0 
 5. Demertzis, Kerav.4.0 
 6. Downey, Etha3.7 
 7. Adegboye, Etha3.7 
 8. Kounas, ENAD3.7 
 9. Maze, Keravnos3.5 
 10. Panteli, AEK3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stiggers, Apoel4.0 
 2. Panteli, AEK3.5 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Omonia2.7 
 4. Palalas, AEL2.7 
 5. Mokongo, Apoel2.3 
 6. Allen, AEL2.0 
 7. Pilavas, Keravnos2.0 
 8. Williams, Etha1.7 
 9. Adegboye, Etha1.7 
 10. Diggs, Omonia1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike MORRISON
  Apoel
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Morrison, Apoel2.7 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.7 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL1.3 
 5. Baker, Omonia1.0 
 6. Lee-Ingram, Omonia1.0 
 7. Brown, Apollon1.0 
 8. Jukes, ENAD0.7 
 9. Sims, ENAD0.7 
 10. Hart, AEK0.7 


Petrolina AEK and Cytavision APOEL continue with victories - by Michael Aristidou

Petrolina AEK Larnaca achieved a great win over Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol 84-78 in Limassol. Petrolina AEK Larnaca had Iakovos Panteli (187-G-85) in great night with 20 points. On the other hand Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol had Milutin Aleksic (203-F-82) with 24 points

Quarters: 17-17, 40-36, 57-58, 76-84

AEL: Guillandeaux 16 (2), Allen 9 (1), Milutin Aleksic 24, Antoniou, Palalas 19 (4), Mantovani, Outerbridge 10, Georgiou, Loizidis
AEK: Dixon 6, Hart 11, Papadopoulos 2, Cvetinovic 4, Subotic 13, Garcia 2, Fisher 14, Charalampous, Panteli 20 (4), Harrison 12

In the other game of the evening Cytavision Apoel Nicosia won easily Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios 80-59. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia had Mike Morrison (205-F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: George Mason) in great night with 28 points. On the other hand Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios had Rob Wilson (193-G/F-88, college: Wisconsin) with 15

Quarters: 15-12, 40-32, 60-39, 80-59

APOEL: Troupe 15 (3), Mokongo 8 (1), Neophytou 7, Chan 2, Kremen, Stiggers 9 (1), Mike Morrison 28, Wells 7 (1), Demetriou, Papacostas, Grant 4
ENAD: Bennett 4, Sims 4, Roland 2, Anastasiadis 9 (3), Filippou, Razis 3, Kounas 13 (1), Kaskiris 6, Souflias, Jukes 3, Rob Wilson 15 (4)



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Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 10: BK Pardubice - USK Praha 89-76
Nov. 10: BK Decin - Svitavy 79-62
Nov. 10: Levice - Usti n/Labem 77-80
Nov. 10: B&W Opava - NH Ostrava 75-92
Nov. 10: BK Prostejov - CEZ Nymburk 73-76
Nov. 11: Chomutov - BC Kolin

Round 10

Nov. 7: Usti n/Labem - BK Decin 74-85


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Meno, USK Praha19.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec18.4 
 3. Reese, Usti n.18.2 
 4. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.0 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy17.3 
 7. Bosak, Chomutov16.5 
 8. Dufault, BK Prost.16.2 
 9. Sedmak, BK Decin15.2 
 10. Bolds, BC Kolin15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.1 
 2. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.4 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.5 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava8.4 
 6. Votroubek, USK P.7.2 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy7.2 
 8. Pecka, Chomutov7.1 
 9. Reese, Usti n.7.1 
 10. Toth, B&W Opava7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rahsaan AMES
  NH Ostrava
  (184-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ames, NH Ostrava5.3 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.5.0 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.3 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.3 
 5. Ciz, NH Ostrava4.2 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.1 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.8 
 8. Nolen, Usti n.3.6 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha3.5 
 10. Moravec, Svitavy3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GONZALEZ
  BC Kolin
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 2. Glover, Chomutov2.6 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.6 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.2.4 
 5. Ames, NH Ostrava2.3 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.2.1 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.8 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 10. Mares, USK Praha1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Miklosik, B&W O.1.6 
 3. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 4. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.4 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.2 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.1 
 8. Meno, USK Praha1.1 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.1.0 
 10. Pelikan, NH Ostra.0.7 


Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 9: Loko Plzen - Nymburk B 90-69
Nov. 9: Sparta Praha - Sokol H.K. 84-64
Nov. 9: Sokol P. - Liberec 83-72
Nov. 9: Sokol V. - Litomerice 66-79
Nov. 11: Kara Trutnov - Ostrava
Nov. 11: JBC Brno - Proton Zlin



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 11-0 
 2. Bakken 9-1 
 3. Horsens IC 7-3 
 4. SISU 7-3 
 5. Naestved 6-5 
 6. Aarhus BC 4-6 
 7. Randers 3-7 
 8. Horsholm 3-8 
 9. Vaerlose 1-9 
 10. Aalborg 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 10: Svendborg - Aalborg 93-84
Nov. 10: Horsholm - Naestved 78-97
Nov. 11: SISU - Horsens IC
Nov. 11: Vaerlose - Randers
Nov. 13: Aarhus BC - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Colas, Randers25.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.9 
 3. Tomko, Bakken22.2 
 4. Ocana, Randers22.2 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.5 
 6. Willen, Aalborg20.5 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.6 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg19.3 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC19.2 
 10. Thomann, Horse.19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Colas, Randers15.2 
 2. Dezouvre, Aarhus10.0 
 3. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 4. Walker, Naestved8.8 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC8.6 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.6 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.2 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.9 
 9. Thomann, Horse.7.7 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.5 
 3. Jonsson, Aarhus BC5.7 
 4. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 5. Nielsen, SISU5.4 
 6. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 7. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.6 
 9. Delaney, Aalborg4.3 
 10. Tomko, Bakken4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.7 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.6 
 3. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 4. Rungby, Horsens IC1.9 
 5. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 6. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 7. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose1.8 
 9. Jakobsen, Bakken1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Colas, Randers2.8 
 2. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 5. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.2 
 6. Thomann, Horse.1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsholm0.9 
 8. Smith, SISU0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 10. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: BMS Skovlunde - Jonstrup 89-67
Nov. 10: Lemvig - Stevnsgade 84-77
Nov. 9: Aarhus BF - Amager BK 83-95
Nov. 10: Virum - Falcon 76-71
Nov. 10: ALBA - Haderslev 72-66
Nov. 10: Glostrup - Koge BK 61-58



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BayHawks invite Erie's Blanks as practice player - by Eurobasket News

The Erie BayHawks have invited Erie native Julian Blanks (6'2''-G-80, college: La Salle) to their training camp as a practice player, first-year BayHawks coach Gene Cross said this morning. The BayHawks begin training camp Saturday. "I'm just thankful Coach Cross is giving me an extra look to prove that I can play on this level," Blanks said. "I'm looking forward to starting a new challenge in my hoop career." An Cathedral Prep graduate, Blanks, 32, participated in Erie's open tryout last month at Family First Sports Complex. The 6-foot 2-inch, 195-pound point guard starred at LaSalle in college and played overseas for several years. Blanks was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 but has since been deemed cancer free. "At the worst, he comes in and he's a competitive player," Cross said. "At the best, he demonstrates he's able to play at this level and he gets signed to a contract if we acquire him." Blanks is the only practice player invited to camp, Cross said. "There were other players we could have brought in," Cross said. "I felt that one, he probably deserved another opportunity aside from the open tryout to come in and get a shot." The BayHawks have an D-League maximum 17 players on their training camp roster. "We get a chance to see him close and personal compete against some good players," Cross said about Blanks. Cross said the D-League has changed its rules since last season to allow practice players during training camp. Last season, Jay Larranaga tried to bring in 7-footer Jeff Foote (7'0''-C-88, college: Cornell) to camp, but the D-League informed him he couldn't have practice players in camp. Larranaga knew Foote from when he as an assistant at Cornell where Foote finished his college career in 2009-10. Cross said teams now can have an unlimited amount of practice players in camp. D-League teams also can have practice players during the season. Practice players do not have to sign D-League contracts. If they are added to the 10-man roster, they must sign a D-League contract.
Courtesy of: goerie.com



Lakers assign guard Darius Johnson-Odom to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned guard Darius Johnson-Odom (6'2''-PG-89, college: Marquette) to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Johnson-Odom, the 55th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, was acquired by the Lakers from Dallas on draft night. The 6-2 guard out of Marquette averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 105 career collegiate games. As a senior, the Raleigh, North Carolina native led his team in scoring (18.3 ppg) and earned First Team All-Big East honors in addition to being named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press.
Johnson-Odom appeared in his first career NBA game last night against Golden State. In three preseason games with the Lakers, Johnson-Odom averaged 2.0 points in 4.7 minutes.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Rapla - Tarvas 95-70
Nov. 10: Parnu - Hito/Johvi 81-57
Nov. 9: Tln Kalev - Rapla 69-85
Nov. 9: TTU - Tarvas 66-81
Nov. 11: Hito/Johvi - Valga
Nov. 13: Valga - Tln Kalev


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.6 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas16.6 
 4. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.15.3 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas15.1 
 6. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.8 
 7. Pilk, Rapla14.0 
 8. Arnold, TTU13.8 
 9. Campbell, Tln Kalev13.8 
 10. Evart, Parnu13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.5 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.3 
 4. Grim, Valga8.6 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo8.0 
 6. Cunda, Valga7.7 
 7. Keedus, TTU7.6 
 8. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 9. Ringmets, Rapla7.4 
 10. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  TU/Rock
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 2. Cunda, Valga4.9 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.6 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.6 
 5. Keedus, TTU4.4 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.2 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 8. Laane, Rapla4.0 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tamm, Tarvas3.1 
 2. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 3. Akenparg, TTU2.4 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Metsalu, Tarvas2.0 
 7. Keedus, TTU1.8 
 8. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 9. Cunda, Valga1.7 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 2. Arnold, TTU1.4 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.0 
 4. Grim, Valga1.0 
 5. Saks, Tarvas0.9 
 6. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 7. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Kitsing, Parnu0.6 
 9. Vahter, Tln Kalev0.6 
 10. Makke, TTU0.6 



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Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 10: Pyrinto - Salon Vilpas 89-80
Nov. 7: Korihait - Namika Lahti 88-58
Nov. 9: Kouvot - FoKoPo 84-75
Nov. 10: Kauhajoki - LrNMKY 106-110
Nov. 8: Nilan Bisons - KTP 105-74
Nov. 10: Kataja - Lapua 101-96

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 14: Namika Lahti - Nilan Bisons
Nov. 14: LrNMKY - Kouvot
Nov. 14: KTP - Kataja
Nov. 14: Korihait - Salon Vilpas
Nov. 14: Lapua - Kauhajoki


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons25.0 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.22.3 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.19.1 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 5. Conley, LrNM.18.8 
 6. Clavell, Kouvot17.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.7 
 8. Haanpaa, Lapua17.1 
 9. Smith, Kataja16.6 
 10. Burgess, FoKoPo16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.7 
 2. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.9 
 3. Tolbert, Lapua8.9 
 4. Logins, LrNM.8.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.6 
 6. Bullock, Kauhajoki8.1 
 7. Ford, Kauhajoki8.0 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.7.9 
 9. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
 10. Conley, LrNM.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.6 
 3. Burgess, FoKoPo5.3 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.8 
 5. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.7 
 6. Holmes, Lapua4.3 
 7. Sarcevic, KTP4.0 
 8. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.9 
 9. Gibson, LrNM.3.9 
 10. Holloway, Namika3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gibson, LrNM.2.4 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto2.3 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki2.3 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.2 
 5. Flowers, Kataja2.1 
 6. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 7. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
 9. Williams, KTP1.8 
 10. Holloway, Namika1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  Kauhajoki
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ford, Kauhajoki1.8 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.6 
 3. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 6. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 7. Logins, LrNM.0.9 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 9. Taft, Korihait0.8 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.7 


Johnell Smith claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Johnell Smith (180-PG-80) had a very impressive game in the last round for Kataja and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 32-year old playmaker had the game-high 26 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for Kataja in his team's victory, helping them to beat Lapua (#11, 2-7) 101-96. Kataja is placed at 3rd position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kataja will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. Smith turned to be Kataja's top player in his first season with the team. University of New Orleans graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (9th best: 16.6ppg), assists (4th best: 4.8apg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 58.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) of LrNMKY. Gibson impressed basketball fans with 37 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for LrNMKY to edge the higher-ranked Kauhajoki (#4, 6-3) by 4 points 110-106. LrNMKY's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gibson is a newcomer at LrNMKY 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 22.3ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 4.1rpg and 3.9apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Andrais Thornton (203-F-85) of FoKoPo (#10). Thornton scored 26 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Thornton's great performance FoKoPo lost 75-84 to the higher-ranked Kouvot (#6, 5-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. FoKoPo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Thornton he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Thornton has a very solid season. In 9 games in Finland he scored 14.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Martin Zeno (196-G-85) of Nilan Bisons - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja - 26 points and 10 rebounds
6. Greg Logins (200-F-88) of LrNMKY - 26 points and 9 rebounds
7. Dominique Coleman (190-G-84) of Lapua - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87) of Kauhajoki - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91) of Kouvot - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Tremaine Ford (206-F/C-86) of Kauhajoki - 16 points and 12 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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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Roanne - Nanterre 94-64
Nov. 10: ASVEL - Orleans 92-80
Nov. 10: Paris-Levallois - Limoges 84-74
Nov. 10: Poitiers - Strasbourg 80-70
Nov. 10: Le Mans - Gravelines 76-61
Nov. 10: Nancy - Cholet 75-89
Nov. 10: Le Havre - Dijon 73-77
Nov. 12: Boulazac - Chalon


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.21.0 
 2. Green, Orleans18.3 
 3. King, Le Havre17.8 
 4. Nivins, Poitiers17.5 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.16.8 
 6. Jackson, AS.16.0 
 7. Monroe, Boulazac15.8 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.5 
 9. Diabate, Nancy15.0 
 10. Lighty, Nanterre15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Monroe, Boulazac10.4 
 2. Collins, Roanne8.7 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.5 
 4. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.2 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 8. Nivins, Poitiers7.0 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.6.8 
 10. King, Nancy6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Steed TCHICAMBOUD
  Cha.
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.8 
 2. King, Le Havre6.8 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.2 
 5. Everett, Cholet5.3 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.2 
 7. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.8 
 9. Diabate, Nancy4.0 
 10. Campbell, Stras.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jawad WILLIAMS
  Paris-.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Williams, Paris-.2.7 
 2. Jomby, Cholet2.5 
 3. Campbell, Stras.2.5 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.4 
 5. Diabate, Nancy2.3 
 6. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 7. Schilb, Chalon2.2 
 8. Eldridge, Boulazac2.0 
 9. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.0 
 10. Wanamaker, Limog.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. King, Nancy1.7 
 2. Jean-B., Chalon1.6 
 3. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 4. Sy, AS.1.5 
 5. Issa, Le Mans1.3 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.3 
 7. Goree, Cholet1.2 
 8. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 9. Vaty, Gravelines1.0 
 10. Akpomedah, Grave.1.0 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 9: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Le Portel 89-85
Nov. 9: Maurienne - St Vallier 86-66
Nov. 9: Charleville - Denain 84-87
Nov. 9: Fos Ouest - St Quentin 83-77
Nov. 9: Bourg - Lille 73-64
Nov. 9: Hyeres-Toulon - Nantes 68-86
Nov. 9: Rouen - Evreux 67-71
Nov. 9: Bordeaux - Chalons-Reims 63-88
Nov. 10: Boulogne - Antibes 116-81


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Brown, Maurienne24.1 
 2. McKines, Rouen21.3 
 3. Siggers, Lille21.0 
 4. Flowers, Denain20.6 
 5. Humphrey, Bordeaux19.1 
 6. Boddicker, Pau-La.19.0 
 7. Booker, St Vallier19.0 
 8. Wood, Evreux18.6 
 9. Carter, Bordeaux18.0 
 10. Jackson, Pau-La.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles JACKSON
  Pau-La.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Jackson, Pau-La.11.8 
 2. McKines, Rouen11.0 
 3. Wood, Evreux10.8 
 4. Bing, Maurienne10.8 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin10.3 
 6. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.8 
 7. Brown, Maurienne9.1 
 8. Monds, Bourg8.4 
 9. Rouse, St Vallier8.4 
 10. Kitts, Denain7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Craven, St Vallier8.5 
 2. Denave, Pau-Lacq.6.3 
 3. Bassett, Rouen5.8 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 5. Huffman, Antibes5.5 
 6. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.3 
 7. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.8 
 8. Wood, Evreux4.6 
 9. Gaillou, Denain4.6 
 10. Mullins, Chalons-.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craven, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 3. Wilson, Le Portel2.1 
 4. Flowers, Denain2.1 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 6. Hannah, Evreux2.0 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.2.0 
 8. McCray, Boulogne2.0 
 9. McIntosh, Hyeres-.1.9 
 10. Brown, Maurienne1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.4 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.6 
 3. Chism, Maurienne1.5 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.3 
 5. Henry, Nantes1.3 
 6. Coleman, Bordeaux1.3 
 7. Jaiteh, Boulogne1.0 
 8. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.0 
 9. Williams, St Quent.1.0 
 10. Taccoen, Lille0.9 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 10: Challans - St Chamond 88-82
Nov. 10: Orchy - Vichy 75-56
Nov. 10: Quimper - Rueil 74-59
Nov. 10: Souffel - Cognac 72-57
Nov. 10: Sorgues - Chartres 70-63
Nov. 10: Monaco - La Rochelle 58-72
Nov. 10: Blois - CFBB 102-81

Round 1

Nov. 6: CFBB - Rueil 70-109


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Fabien HERARD
  Challans
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Herard, Challans21.2 
 2. Inglis, CFBB18.3 
 3. Zamroz, Sorgues17.8 
 4. Hill, Angers BC 4917.4 
 5. Thinon, Sorgues17.0 
 6. Kaunisto, Blois16.7 
 7. Cole, La Rochelle16.7 
 8. Petrovic, Orchy16.4 
 9. Pene, Rennes15.5 
 10. Thibedore, Quimper15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Kaunisto, Blois12.7 
 2. Calasan, Monaco10.0 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.8 
 4. Tornato, Blois8.3 
 5. Sall, Rennes7.8 
 6. Raji, Quimper7.8 
 7. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 8. Inglis, CFBB7.8 
 9. Avramovic, Chart.7.6 
 10. Diame, Rueil7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.2 
 2. Rathieuville, Chal.7.0 
 3. Saounera, Rueil6.0 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 5. Boivin, Chartres5.4 
 6. Brochard, Blois5.0 
 7. Thomas, Vichy4.6 
 8. M''Bodji, Souffel4.5 
 9. Cherry, Quimper4.4 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.0 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper2.8 
 3. Bennett, Monaco2.6 
 4. Herard, Challans2.5 
 5. Saounera, Rueil2.3 
 6. Cazenobe, Souffel2.3 
 7. Pene, Rennes2.2 
 8. Mouillard, Cognac2.2 
 9. Barbry, Orchy2.0 
 10. Landu-Bongo, St1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Davis, Blois2.3 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.2 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.8 
 4. Tornato, Blois1.7 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.4 
 6. Ben Driss, Rennes1.3 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.2 
 9. Cazenobe, Souffel1.2 
 10. Traore, Angers B.1.0 


ProB Round 8: Pau-Lacq-Orthez keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Pau-Lacq-Orthez defeated 3rd ranked Le Portel at home 89-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Le Portel. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez outrebounded Le Portel 38-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Hawaii-Pacific) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) produced 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks for the guests. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Le Portel at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Chalons-Reims and Lille. Le Portel will play next round against Lille Metropole trying to get back on the winning streak. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Vallier on the road.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Olympique Antibes (6-2) against twelfth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Olympique Antibes was crushed by SO Maritime Boulogne in Boulogne 116-81. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jonathan Rousselle contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) replied with 21 points and 4 assists for Olympique Antibes. Olympique Antibes' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Evreux and Maurienne. SO Maritime Boulogne will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Olympique Antibes will play at home against SPO Rouen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Denain Voltaire can celebrate finally their first win this season after seven consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-6)on the road game in Charleville 87-84 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of John Flowers who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Fabien Calvez responded with 18 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Denain Voltaire (1-7) left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with Bordeaux. It was Charleville-Mezieres' sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Hyeres-Toulon. Denain Voltaire will meet at home higher ranked JL Bourg (#8) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against ALM Evreux (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game in Rouen was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked ALM Evreux (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked SPO Rouen (4-4). ALM Evreux managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by Jeremiah Wood who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. ALM Evreux have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Maurienne. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. ALM Evreux's next round opponent will be Charleville-Mezieres (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. SPO Rouen will play against the league's second-placed Olympique Antibes (#2).
We should mention about the upset which took place in Bourg, where higher ranked Lille Metropole (5-3) lost to eleventh ranked JL Bourg (4-4) in a road game 64-73 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lille Metropole. The best player for the winners was L.D. Williams who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. JL Bourg moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Lille Metropole dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. JL Bourg will face bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against Le Portel (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 8 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Nantes defeated Hyeres-Toulon in a road game 86-68. Maurienne smashed St Vallier at home 86-66. St Quentin lost to Fos Ouest on the opponent's court 77-83. Bordeaux was outscored by Chalons-Reims in a home game 63-88.


Boulogne - Antibes 116-81

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Olympique Antibes (6-2) against twelfth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Olympique Antibes was crushed by SO Maritime Boulogne in Boulogne 116-81. The game without a history. SO Maritime Boulogne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. SO Maritime Boulogne shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) replied with 21 points and 4 assists and naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Five SO Maritime Boulogne and four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Olympique Antibes' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Evreux and Maurienne. SO Maritime Boulogne will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Olympique Antibes will play at home against SPO Rouen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Antibes: A.Hilliard 21+3reb+4ast, M.Badiane 15+7reb+2ast, T.Huffman 12+2reb+5ast, G.Yango 10+6reb, L.Bengaber 9+2reb+3ast, B.Monclar 6+3reb
Boulogne: J.Rousselle 20+4reb+4ast, M.Jaiteh 19+11reb, V.Bigote 19+6reb+3ast, K.Horton 16+2reb, K.Cunningham 12+4reb+5ast, A.Rowland 12+1reb+11ast
gschID: 179295


Charleville - Denain 84-87

Denain Voltaire can celebrate finally their first win this season after seven consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-6)on the road game in Charleville 87-84 on Friday. Charleville-Mezieres trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 24 after three quarters before a 32-11 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 84-87 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) who added 12 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) responded with 18 points, 7 assists and 5 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Denain Voltaire (1-7) left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with Bordeaux. It was Charleville-Mezieres' sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Hyeres-Toulon. Denain Voltaire will meet at home higher ranked JL Bourg (#8) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against ALM Evreux (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Charleville: F.Calvez 18+4reb+7ast, V.Pridotkas 16+7reb+1ast, A.Racine 12+3reb+2ast, P.Sanders 12+4reb, N.Racon 8+5reb+1ast, T.Toney 8+3reb+1ast
Denain: L.Humphrey 19+2reb, J.Flowers 18+7reb+2ast, M.Kitts 12+10reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 11+4reb+5ast, C.Cairo 9+3reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179303


Hyeres-Toulon - Nantes 68-86

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Nantes and 16th ranked Hyeres-Toulon had identical 2-5 record. But Hyeres-Toulon was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Nantes 86-68 on Friday night. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 57-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Nantes shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) who scored 15 points. Nicolas Gayon (190-82) chipped in 12 points. Five Nantes players scored in double figures. Aurelien Salmon (204-87) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes (3-5) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Hyeres-Toulon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with six games lost. Nantes will face higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#3) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hyeres-Toulon will play on the road against Chalons-Reims (#5) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: A.Salmon 22+9reb+2ast, J.Newson 12+2reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 9+1ast, A.Julien 6+4reb+1ast, J.Begarin 5+2reb+1ast, B.Niang 5+1ast
Nantes: E.Mendy 15+3reb+2ast, C.Ferchaud 12+2ast, N.Gayon 12+3reb+3ast, L.Corbett 12+1reb+2ast, J.Mathis 10+4reb+3ast, W.Soliman 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179302


Maurienne - St Vallier 86-66

No shocking result in a game in Aix-les-Bains where fourth ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-2) smashed 9th ranked Saint Vallier (4-4) 86-66 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 53-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Aix-Maurienne looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. point guard Simon Darnauzan (178-80) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Five Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) produced 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aix-Maurienne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Evreux. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Nantes (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Saint Vallier will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1).
Top scorers:
St Vallier: C.Rouse 13+6reb+5ast, R.Booker 12+1reb+2ast, E.Craven 11+9reb+4ast, H.Disy 9+4reb+2ast, F.Tortosa 7+4reb+1ast, J.Hoyaux 6+3ast
Maurienne: W.Brown 18+13reb+3ast, T.Yvrande 15+1reb+1ast, E.Bing 11+5reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 11+4reb+3ast, S.Darnauzan 10+5reb+9ast, G.Clerc 10+6reb+4ast
gschID: 179301


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Le Portel 89-85

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Pau-Lacq-Orthez defeated 3rd ranked Le Portel at home 89-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Le Portel. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez outrebounded Le Portel 38-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 24 points and 4 assists. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) produced 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks and American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Le Portel at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Chalons-Reims and Lille. Le Portel will play next round against Lille Metropole trying to get back on the winning streak. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Vallier on the road.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 26+8reb+1ast, R.Taylor 17+1reb+6ast, D.Wilson 14+7reb+1ast, M.Bigote 11+1reb, B.Mangin 7+3reb+5ast, M.N'Diaye 6+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: C.Jackson 29+19reb+1ast, B.Boddicker 24+4reb+4ast, D.Denave 11+5reb+9ast, J.Morency 8+3reb+1ast, A.Mendy 7+4reb+1ast, I.Ordin 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179300


Bourg - Lille 73-64

We should mention about the upset which took place in Bourg, where higher ranked Lille Metropole (5-3) lost to eleventh ranked JL Bourg (4-4) in a road game 64-73 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lille Metropole. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JL Bourg looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman L.D. Williams (193-88, college: Wake Forest) who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Congolese guard Loic Akono (177-87) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. JL Bourg moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Lille Metropole dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. JL Bourg will face bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against Le Portel (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 23+5reb+2ast, S.Bradford 10+4reb+3ast, A.Rigaux 8+2reb, L.Akono 8+6reb+4ast, N.Taccoen 6+8reb+1ast, M.Camara 6
Bourg: L.Williams 21+9reb+3ast, P.Braud 15+7reb+2ast, D.Monds 15+7reb+5ast, M.Sonko 13+7reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 5+3reb+5ast, J.Sanchez 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179299


Rouen - Evreux 67-71

The game in Rouen was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked ALM Evreux (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked SPO Rouen (4-4). ALM Evreux managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. SPO Rouen was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 20-6 charge of ALM Evreux, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding SPO Rouen to just 6 points in fourth quarter. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds by forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) did not help to save the game for SPO Rouen. Guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) added 18 points and 5 assists for the hosts. ALM Evreux have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Maurienne. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. ALM Evreux's next round opponent will be Charleville-Mezieres (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. SPO Rouen will play against the league's second-placed Olympique Antibes (#2).
Top scorers:
Rouen: W.McKines 19+16reb, O.Bassett 18+3reb+5ast, T.Wesley 10+2reb+5ast, F.Ateba 6+1reb, M.Diarra 4+1reb+1ast, M.Courby 4+1reb
Evreux: J.Wood 22+10reb+1ast, C.Hannah 17+2reb+3ast, G.Florimont 9+8reb+1ast, D.Reed 8+4reb, S.Ho You Fat 7+2reb, G.Costentin 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 179298


Fos Ouest - St Quentin 83-77

There was an upset when higher ranked Saint-Quentin (4-4) was defeated on the road by fourteenth ranked Fos Ouest (3-5) 83-77 on Friday. Saint-Quentin trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-83 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Saint-Quentin 38-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Fos Ouest looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 25 points. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Fos Ouest moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Nantes. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Fos Ouest will face Bordeaux (#17) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 19+8reb+1ast, D.Williams 14+3reb+3ast, K.Bichard 13+2ast, A.Saaka 9+2reb+3ast, J.Ball 9+5reb+3ast, A.Rambur 6+2reb+2ast
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 25+4reb+1ast, J.Williamson 14+10reb+6ast, M.Dia 13+4reb+2ast, E.Choquet 12+1reb+2ast, P.Haquet 6+5reb+2ast, K.Atamna 5+5reb+6ast
gschID: 179297


Bordeaux - Chalons-Reims 63-88

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Chalons-Reims (5-3) outscored on the road 17th ranked Bordeaux (1-7) 88-63 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-63. Chalons-Reims dominated on the defensive end, holding Bordeaux to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Bordeaux's 26. Chalons-Reims forced 21 Bordeaux turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Thomas Coleman (205-88, college: N.Carolina A&T) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Le Portel and Lille. Bordeaux lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with seven games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Hyeres-Toulon (#16) at home in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Bordeaux will play against Saint-Quentin.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 16+6reb+2ast, T.Coleman 14+6reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 12+1reb+2ast, R.Chery 7+7reb+2ast, K.Thalien 6+2reb, M.Guichard 4+3reb+2ast
Chalons-Reims: A.Tsagarakis 23+4reb+4ast, T.Johnson 19+9reb+2ast, J.Burrell 18+9reb+1ast, P.Poupet 10+1reb+2ast, K.Corre 6+2reb+2ast, B.Mullins 5+4reb+6ast
gschID: 179296



French NM1 round 8 best performance: Jonathan Tornato - by Eurobasket News

Center Jonathan Tornato (210-C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Blois, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team CFBB (#16, 0-8) with 21-point margin 102-81. It allowed Blois to take over top position in the French NM1. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Blois already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. It's Tornato's second year at Blois and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Jonathan Tornato has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.3rpg) and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 61.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Moise Diame (205-C-86) of Rueil. Diame had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Rueil to another comfortable win outscoring CFBB (#16, 0-8) 109-70. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in Round 1. Rueil dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Diame is well-known at Rueil and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB (#16). Inglis got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . Despite Inglis' great performance CFBB lost 81-102 to the league's current leader Blois (#1, 6-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. CFBB can only dream about fighting for top spots in . They have awful season losing so far all 8 games. Too bad for Inglis he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Inglis has individually a great season in France. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 7.8rpg (8th best). He also has 1.4bpg and FGP: 52.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daviin Davis (193-F-85) of Blois - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jarryd Cole (204-F-88) of La Rochelle - 23 points and 12 rebounds
6. Johan Rathieuville (177-G-85) of Challans - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Moise Diame (205-C-86) of Rueil - 16 points and 11 rebounds
8. Ibrahim Saounera (178-PG-87) of Rueil - 11 points and 12 assists
9. Fabien Herard (198-F-79) of Challans - 24 points and 6 rebounds
10. Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) of St Chamond - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



NM1 Round 8: Cognac loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the NM1 leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Cognac (6-1). They were defeated by third ranked Souffelweyersheim (6-1) 72-57 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Senegalese swingman Mouhamadou M'Bodji (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 assists and Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) responded with 9 points and 13 rebounds. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Cognac. Cognac will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Chamond on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Blois as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Blois smashed bottom-ranked CFBB at home 102-81. The winners were led by center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who scored that evening 26 points and 9 rebounds and Daviin Davis supported him with 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Blois' coach Hugues Occansey felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Undefeated Blois (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. CFBB will play next round against Angers BC 49 trying to get back on the winning streak. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked La Rochelle on the road.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Rueil (3-5) 109-70 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Moise Diame who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Damien Inglis produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Despite that victory Rueil went down to twelfth position due to points difference, which they share with La Rochelle. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Rueil will meet at home higher ranked Orchesien BC (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Challans where higher ranked Saint Chamond (3-4) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (2-5) 88-82. Johan Rathieuville orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 2-5 record. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Chartres (#15) on the road.
An interesting game took place in Monaco where higher ranked Monaco (3-3) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked La Rochelle (3-5) 72-58 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Jarryd Cole who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. La Rochelle moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Rueil. Monaco at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventh position with three games lost. La Rochelle will face league's leader Blois at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Rueil lost to Quimper on the opponent's court 59-74. Orchy outscored Vichy in a home game 75-56. Chartres recorded a loss to Sorgues on the road 63-70.


Souffel - Cognac 72-57

There was a change at the NM1 leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Cognac (6-1). They were defeated by third ranked Souffelweyersheim (6-1) 72-57 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Senegalese swingman Mouhamadou M'Bodji (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 assists and Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) responded with 9 points and 13 rebounds and guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Cognac. Cognac will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Chamond on the road.
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 11+1reb+3ast, I.Caskill 9+13reb+1ast, V.Mouillard 9+1reb+1ast, M.Buval 8+8reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 7+8reb+3ast, S.Doucoure 6+1reb
Souffel: M.M'Bodji 16+3reb+7ast, F.Broliron 13+2reb+3ast, A.N'Diaye 12+7reb, F.Minet 11+4ast, J.Cazenobe 7+3reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 184761


Quimper - Rueil 74-59

Very expected game when 11th ranked Rueil (3-5) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (5-2) 74-59 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Quimper UJAP outrebounded Rueil 35-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 4 assists and Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 20 points during the contest. Four Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Center Moise Diame (205-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP maintains fifth position with 5-2 record. Loser Rueil dropped to the twelfth place with five games lost. Quimper UJAP will face higher ranked Cognac (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Rueil will play against Orchesien BC (#4) in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 16+6reb, M.Diame 16+11reb, I.Saounera 12+1reb+6ast, D.Gentil 8+3reb, K.Gourari 7+1reb+2ast, S.HAIDARA 0
Quimper: C.Cherry 22+4reb+4ast, C.Raji 20+4reb+1ast, J.Moupegnou 15+4reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 10+6reb+4ast, A.Mendy 4+3reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 3+1reb
gschID: 184760


Orchy - Vichy 75-56

Rather predictable result in Orchies where fourth ranked Orchesien BC (5-1) smashed 6th ranked JA Vichy (4-4) 75-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Orchesien BC. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JA Vichy to just 7 points in third quarter. Orchesien BC made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 JA Vichy turnovers. JA Vichy was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American Tony Stanley (193-77, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) who added 12 points and 4 assists during the contest. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Orchesien BC maintains fourth position with 5-1 record. Loser JA Vichy keeps the sixth place with four games lost. Orchesien BC will face Rueil (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JA Vichy will play against Monaco (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy: B.Thomas 18+2reb+4ast, D.Tshomba 11+2reb, O.Da Silveira 7+1reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 7+7reb+1ast, G.Pons 7+2reb+2ast, G.Lessort 3+6reb
Orchy: T.Stanley 15+6reb+2ast, E.Barbry 12+4ast, R.Carter 8+5reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 8+8reb, J.Verbeke 8+3reb+3ast, R.Malet 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 184759


Challans - St Chamond 88-82

An interesting game took place in Challans where higher ranked Saint Chamond (3-4) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (2-5) 88-82. It looked good early as Saint Chamond took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vendee Challans had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Saint Chamond was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 82-88. Vendee Challans forced 19 Saint Chamond turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Vendee Challans especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 2-5 record. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Chartres (#15) on the road.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Rinna 20+5reb+3ast, R.Tillon 19+3reb+4ast, M.Ledoux 14+4reb+6ast, J.Landu-Bongo 9+5reb+4ast, R.Jacon 8+4reb+1ast, N.Wachowiak 6+4reb
Challans: F.Herard 24+6reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 23+5reb+8ast, J.Geay 15+2reb+6ast, P.Cukinas 15+7reb+3ast, S.Cherasse 4+6reb+7ast, R.Medenouvo 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184758


Sorgues - Chartres 70-63

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Chartres (1-6) was defeated on the road by thirteenth ranked Sorgues (3-4) 70-63 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-63. Sorgues dominated on the defensive end, holding Chartres to just 6 points in second quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Xavier Pasut (200-84) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds and American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) who added 16 points during the contest. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds and Bosnian guard Milan Vasic (195-77) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Sorgues have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Rennes and St Chamond. Chartres lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. Sorgues will face Union Rennes (#9) on the road in the next round. Chartres will play against Vendee Challans (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chartres: G.Lemon 12+2reb+1ast, M.Vasic 12+5reb+1ast, L.Avramovic 11+9reb, A.Hergott 8+3reb+1ast, V.Mendy 8+2reb+2ast, A.Barakaou 7+3reb+2ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 16+3reb, X.Pasut 15+6reb, A.Thinon 10+2reb+5ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 9+3reb+1ast, C.Mansare 7+2reb+3ast, W.Gueye 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 184757


Blois - CFBB 102-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Blois as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Blois smashed bottom-ranked CFBB at home 102-81. The game was mostly controlled by Blois. CFBB was better in third quarter 29-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 5 points in second quarter. Blois dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 40. Blois forced 21 CFBB turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The winners were led by center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who scored that evening 26 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) supported him with 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Blois players scored in double figures. Blois' coach Hugues Occansey felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. point guard Etienne Ory (175-96) added 15 points and 5 assists for the guests. Blois (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. CFBB will play next round against Angers BC 49 trying to get back on the winning streak. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked La Rochelle on the road.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 31+9reb+1ast, E.Ory 15+2reb+5ast, S.Gombauld 9+5reb, P.Rigot 8+6reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+1reb+3ast, L.Dussoulier 6+1reb+1ast
Blois: J.Tornato 26+9reb+1ast, D.Davis 25+4reb+3ast, V.Kaunisto 16+6reb+1ast, G.Staelens 12+5ast, K.Morlende 9+1ast, K.Cantinol 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184756


Monaco - La Rochelle 58-72

An interesting game took place in Monaco where higher ranked Monaco (3-3) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked La Rochelle (3-5) 72-58 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when La Rochelle's pressure prevailed and they won that period 21-14 extending their advantage to 14 points. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. La Rochelle forced 19 Monaco turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) who added 12 points during the contest. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Diego Vebobe (195-82) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. La Rochelle moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Rueil. Monaco at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventh position with three games lost. La Rochelle will face league's leader Blois at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Vebobe 16+6reb+1ast, N.Calasan 14+10reb+1ast, T.Bennett 10+2reb+2ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 9+4reb+2ast, A.Christophe 5+2reb+6ast, O.Bardet 4+5reb+1ast
La Rochelle: J.Cole 23+12reb, A.M'Boma 12+2reb+2ast, F.Sahraoui 8+2reb+3ast, S.Soliman 8+1reb+1ast, J.Dalmat 8+5reb+2ast, A.Thomson 5+2reb
gschID: 184762


Round 1
CFBB - Rueil 70-109

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Rueil (3-5) 109-70 on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Rueil led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 7 points in third quarter. Rueil dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 46 and made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Rueil forced 27 CFBB turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by CFBB's players. The best player for the winners was center Moise Diame (205-86) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Dominique Gentil (195-88) chipped in 20 points. Damien Inglis (203-95) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Stephane Gombauld (201-97) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Rueil and four CFBB players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Rueil went down to twelfth position due to points difference, which they share with La Rochelle. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Rueil will meet at home higher ranked Orchesien BC (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 18+8reb+5ast, P.Rigot 12+2reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 12+3reb+1ast, L.Dussoulier 11+1reb+1ast, L.Loubaki 7+1reb, S.Gombauld 6+9reb+1ast
Rueil: M.Diame 26+11reb+2ast, S.Ricard 21+1reb+1ast, D.Gentil 20+3reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 12+2reb+2ast, I.Saounera 11+12ast, S.Ocokoljic 7+3reb
gschID: 199870



Charles Jackson claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 29 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Le Portel (#6, 5-3) 89-85. It allowed Pau-Lacq-Orthez to jump to the first place in the French ProB. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid 7-1 record. Jackson turned to be Pau-Lacq-Orthez's top player in his first season with the team. Hawaii-Pacific University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson leads league in rebounds with 11.8rpg. Jackson is in league's top in and averages solid 67.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen. McKines impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Rouen was edged by the higher-ranked Evreux (#4, 6-2) 71-67. This loss caused Rouen to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. McKines is a newcomer at Rouen 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 21.3ppg (#2). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Court Side) of Evreux (#4). Wood scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Evreux, leading his team to a 71-67 win against the lower-ranked Rouen (#10, 4-4). Evreux needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Wood has a great season in France. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.6ppg (8th best), rebounds with 10.8rpg (3rd best) and assists with 4.6apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82) of Le Portel - 26 points and 8 rebounds
5. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) of Boulogne - 19 points and 11 rebounds
6. L.D. Williams (193-G/F-88) of Bourg - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Aurelien Salmon (204-PF-87) of Hyeres-Toulon - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Valentin Bigote (196-F-92) of Boulogne - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Fabien Calvez (187-G-84) of Charleville - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists

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



Rasheed Wright agreed terms with St Quentin - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (ProB) inked 32-year old American swingman Rasheed Wright (196-80, college: ODU). He has played for the last four years at Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProA). In 28 games last season he recorded 7.3ppg and 2.1rpg.
Wright won French ProB championship title in 2009.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-French N1 1st Team award back in 2006.
Wright has played previously for four other French teams: Levallois, Besancon, JA Vichy and Saint Vallier.
He attended Old Dominion University until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 10: Feni Indistrija - Rabotnicki 85-80
Nov. 10: Lirija - Kumanovo 78-64
Nov. 10: Kozuv - ABA Strumica 77-79 OT
Nov. 11: Vardar - Pelister Bitola


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo24.7 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.17.7 
 3. Marjanovikj, Pelis.17.5 
 4. Bratic, Feni I.17.5 
 5. Jevdic, ABA S.17.3 
 6. Tasovski, Lirija16.3 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.0 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.14.0 
 9. Karadzovski, Kozuv14.0 
 10. Sharper, Rabotnic.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo11.3 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.9.7 
 3. Zaharievski, Pelis.8.5 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.8.3 
 5. Amoke, Rabotnicki8.0 
 6. Radunovic, Lirija7.3 
 7. Kerkez, Vardar7.0 
 8. Brckov, Feni I.6.3 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.6.0 
 10. Zivcevic, Rabotni.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitar KARADZOVSKI
  Kozuv
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karadzovski, Kozuv6.0 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.4.7 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.4.3 
 4. Pilcevic, Feni I.3.7 
 5. Sokolov, Feni I.3.3 
 6. Tasovski, Lirija3.0 
 7. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 8. Janjusevic, ABA S.3.0 
 9. Radunovic, Lirija3.0 
 10. Samardziev, Feni2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Predrag PAJIC
  Vardar
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pajic, Vardar3.5 
 2. Ugrinovski, Lirija3.0 
 3. Stajic, Lirija2.3 
 4. Blazevski, Kozuv2.3 
 5. Balazs, ABA S.2.0 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.2.0 
 7. Lazarevski, Vardar2.0 
 8. Arsic, ABA S.1.7 
 9. Bogoev, ABA S.1.7 
 10. Simonovski, Feni1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo2.0 
 2. Zaharievski, Pelis.1.0 
 3. Simic, Lirija1.0 
 4. Tasovski, Lirija1.0 
 5. Radunovic, Lirija1.0 
 6. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.7 
 7. Bozovic, Kozuv0.7 
 8. Dimcevski, Kuman.0.7 
 9. Arsic, ABA S.0.7 
 10. Trajkovski, Feni0.7 



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Olimpi - TSU Tbilisi 98-51
Nov. 10: Armia - STU Tbilisi 95-42
Nov. 9: Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 90-78
Nov. 10: MIA Academy - Rustavi 88-44
Nov. 10: Sokhumi - Batumi 67-75

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 16: Batumi - Kutaisi
Nov. 17: Samedicino - Olimpi
Nov. 17: TSU Tbilisi - Rustavi
Nov. 17: Sokhumi - Armia
Nov. 17: STU Tbilisi - MIA Academy


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  MIA A.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Archibeque, MIA A.22.5 
 2. Chlaidze, Sokhumi22.0 
 3. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.20.8 
 4. Bakradze, TSU T.18.0 
 5. Fatsatsia, Olimpi17.3 
 6. Matiashvili, Kutai.16.5 
 7. Bowie, Rustavi16.3 
 8. Nanitashvili, Batu.16.0 
 9. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.14.5 
 10. Milosevic, Olimpi14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi13.0 
 2. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.3 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.11.5 
 4. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.10.0 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.9.7 
 6. Matiashvili, Kutai.9.5 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi8.0 
 8. Kjellbom, Armia7.7 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.7.5 
 10. Keshelava, Batumi7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.9.3 
 2. Sokk, Olimpi7.3 
 3. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.3 
 4. Didia, Kutaisi4.5 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.4.5 
 6. Bowie, Rustavi4.3 
 7. Chkareuli, TSU T.4.3 
 8. Baakashvili, Sokhu.4.3 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi4.0 
 10. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Dzidziguri, STU T.2.5 
 3. Vaughn, MIA A.2.3 
 4. Millage, Armia2.0 
 5. Barbakadze, Kutaisi2.0 
 6. Dvalishvili, Olimpi2.0 
 7. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.8 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 9. Chochua, Rustavi1.8 
 10. Sokk, Olimpi1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.3.8 
 2. Tukvadze, Samed.1.3 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.3 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.1.3 
 5. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.0 
 6. Kjellbom, Armia1.0 
 7. Kvelashvili, Batumi0.8 
 8. Baakashvili, Sokhu.0.7 
 9. Aselaini, TSU T.0.7 
 10. Revazashvili, Sam.0.7 


Kirk Archibeque claims Georgian Superleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) had a great game in the last round for league's leader MIA Academy and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old center had a double-double of 24 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Rustavi (#5, 3-1) with 44-point margin 88-44. It allowed MIA Academy to consolidate first place in the Georgian Superleague. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but MIA Academy already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. Archibeque turned to be MIA Academy's top player in his first season with the team. Fort Lewis University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Archibeque is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.5ppg. Archibeque is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 11.5rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 65.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (206-PF-90) of Olimpi. Dvalishvili impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Olimpi to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked TSU Tbilisi (#8, 1-3) 98-51. This victory allowed Olimpi to move up to 3rd position in the standings. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Dvalishvili is a newcomer at Olimpi and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Olimpi's star - Montenegrin Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances). Milosevic scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Olimpi, helping his team with a 98-51 easy win against the lower-ranked TSU Tbilisi (#8, 1-3). Olimpi started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Milosevic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Milosevic has a great season in Georgia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.0rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86) of MIA Academy - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Flynn Clayman (206-F-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Vakhtang Kadaria (205-C-89) of Sokhumi - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Buba Kvimsadze (195-G-82) of Kutaisi - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Joakim Kjellbom (213-C-79) of Armia - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Milan Oluic (210-C-84) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 18 points and 7 rebounds
10. Zaur Pashayev (188-G-83) of Kutaisi - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Superleague Round 4: Leader Energy Invest loses to MIA - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Energy Invest (3-1) in Tbilisi on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by MIA (4-0) 88-44. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Energy Invest to just 7 points in third quarter. MIA held Energy Invest to an opponent 21.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 54.2 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. MIA outrebounded Energy Invest 51-24 including a 38-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Energy Invest's players. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Cameroonian forward Talba Toudjani (201-80) produced 6 points and 7 rebounds 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. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#5) and TSU (#7). Olimpi (3-0) smashed visiting TSU (1-3) by 47 points 98-51. Worth to mention a great performance of international Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Stevan Milosevic contributed with 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) replied with 10 points for TSU. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with Batumi. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Batumi can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Tbilisi, where they defeated Sokhumi (0-3) 75-67 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Nika Ramishvili who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Vakhtang Kadaria responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Batumi (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. It was Sokhumi's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Samedicino. Batumi will meet at home higher ranked Kutaisi (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Top-ranked Armia blasted bottom-ranked STU (0-4) in Tbilisi 95-42 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. STU is still unable to win any game. The winners were led by Vladimir Boisa who scored that evening 7 points and 13 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Armia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion (3-0) moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
The game in Kutaisi was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Kutaisi (3-1). Kutaisi defeated Dinamo Tbilisi 90-78 on Friday. Richard Matiashvili fired 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Kutaisi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rustavi. Loser Dinamo Tbilisi dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Kutaisi will face Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round.



Olimpi - TSU Tbilisi 98-51

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#5) and TSU (#7). Olimpi (3-0) smashed visiting TSU (1-3) by 47 points 98-51. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding TSU to just 7 points in second quarter. Olimpi dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to TSU's 28. Olimpi forced 28 TSU turnovers and outrebounded them 46-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by TSU's players. Worth to mention a great performance of international Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) replied with 10 points and power forward Luka Nozadze (207-88) added 2 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for TSU. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with Batumi. Olimpi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: A.Dvalishvili 25+10reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 24+12reb, L.Fatsatsia 13+2reb, N.Tutus 9+5reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 8+2reb+2ast, S.Sokk 6+2reb+9ast
TSU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 13+2reb, G.Bakradze 10+4reb+3ast, G.Tetelashvili 7+1reb, V.Chkareuli 6+1reb+1ast, D.Khizanishvili 5+3reb+1ast, S.Aselaini 4+5reb
gschID: 204988


MIA Academy - Rustavi 88-44

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Energy Invest (3-1) in Tbilisi on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by MIA (4-0) 88-44. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Energy Invest. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Energy Invest to just 7 points in third quarter. MIA held Energy Invest to an opponent 21.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 54.2 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. MIA outrebounded Energy Invest 51-24 including a 38-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Energy Invest's players. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Five MIA players scored in double figures. Cameroonian forward Talba Toudjani (201-80) produced 6 points and 7 rebounds and guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) added 10 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. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Energy Invest at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 24+13reb+4ast, A.Lomouri 16+1reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 11+4reb+4ast, D.Vaughn 11+11reb+7ast, B.Bekauri 10+5reb+1ast, M.Bokolishvili 7+1ast
Rustavi: R.Chachanidze 10+3reb, L.Tsekvava 6+1ast, T.Toudjani 6+7reb+2ast, M.Chochua 5+2reb+1ast, K.Nelson 5+5reb+1ast, N.Bowie 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 204987


Sokhumi - Batumi 67-75

Batumi can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Tbilisi, where they defeated Sokhumi (0-3) 75-67 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Batumi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Nika Ramishvili (179-94) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) who added 19 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Vakhtang Kadaria (205-89, college: Mineral Area CC) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and Uzbekistani-Russian guard Ruslan Nazmiev (200-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 18 points. Five Batumi and four Sokhumi players scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Batumi (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. It was Sokhumi's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Samedicino. Batumi will meet at home higher ranked Kutaisi (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Top scorers:
Batumi: L.Keshelava 19+6reb+1ast, N.Ramishvili 17+8reb+4ast, G.Nanitashvili 15+10reb, I.Maisuradze 12+7reb+2ast, A.Eliashvili 10+3reb, G.Kvelashvili 2+9reb
Sokhumi: R.Nazmiev 18+3reb, I.Chlaidze 17+2reb+1ast, V.Kadaria 13+15reb+2ast, G.Kopaliani 11+8reb+2ast, R.Baakashvili 3+5reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 3+2reb
gschID: 204986


Armia - STU Tbilisi 95-42

Top-ranked Armia blasted bottom-ranked STU (0-4) in Tbilisi 95-42 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. STU is still unable to win any game. Armia dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to STU's 22. Armia forced 20 STU turnovers and outrebounded them 51-25 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by STU's players. The winners were led by the former international power forward Vladimir Boisa (209-81, agency: World Sport Agency) who scored that evening 7 points and 13 rebounds and Swedish center Joakim Kjellbom (213-79, college: N.Arizona) supported him with 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even 12 points by forward Vaja Janashia (203-93, college: High School) did not help to save the game for STU. Forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) added 8 points for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Armia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion (3-0) moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Armia: J.Kjellbom 13+7reb+2ast, A.Boisa 13+1ast, Z.Babiashvili 10+3reb+1ast, M.Faison 8+1reb+4ast, G.Jgerenaia 8+8reb+2ast, V.Boisa 7+13reb+3ast
STU Tbilisi: V.Janashia 12+4reb, G.Pirvelashvili 8+2reb+2ast, T.Chachibaia 7+3reb, Z.Machaladze 5+6reb, L.Minashvili 4+1reb, B.Koridze 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 204989


Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 90-78

The game in Kutaisi was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Kutaisi (3-1). Kutaisi defeated Dinamo Tbilisi 90-78 on Friday. The game without a history. Kutaisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.4 percent from the field. Kutaisi had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) fired 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American forward Flynn Clayman (206-88, college: Cumberlands) produced 26 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Five Kutaisi and four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Kutaisi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rustavi. Loser Dinamo Tbilisi dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Kutaisi will face Batumi (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 19+9reb+4ast, B.Kvimsadze 16+5reb+4ast, Z.Pashayev 14+7reb+5ast, G.Barbakadze 14+2reb+3ast, D.Barbakadze 10+3reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 8+1reb+3ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: F.Clayman 26+8reb+2ast, M.Oluic 18+7reb+1ast, L.Karim 12+8reb+6ast, B.Chikviladze 12+2reb+4ast, I.Lezhava 3+1reb+5ast, Z.Liluashvili 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 204985



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 9: Bremerhaven - Phoenix Hagen 97-87
Nov. 10: LTi 46ers - Art.Dragons 82-86
Nov. 10: B.Muenchen - TBB Trier 72-66
Nov. 10: Ratiopharm - Telekom Baskets 103-107
Nov. 11: MBC - ALBA
Nov. 11: Fraport SKY - NY Phantoms
Nov. 11: Walter Tigers - s.Oliver Baskets
Nov. 11: EWE Baskets - Bayreuth
Nov. 12: Neckar L'burg - Brose Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.19.2 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.6 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.6 
 4. Thompson, ALBA16.4 
 5. Taylor, Neckar L.15.7 
 6. Baxter, LTi 46ers15.5 
 7. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.14.9 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.14.7 
 10. Taylor, Art.Drago.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm11.3 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.1 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.1 
 4. Boone, s.Oliver.7.0 
 5. Gordon, Phoenix6.9 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.6.8 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.8 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.6 
 9. Homan, B.Muenchen6.6 
 10. Nash, Walter T.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. White, Phoenix5.0 
 3. Bailey, Bayreuth4.2 
 4. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 5. Harris, LTi 46ers4.1 
 6. Redding, Walter T.3.8 
 7. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 8. Schaffartzik, ALBA3.6 
 9. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
 10. Wood, ALBA3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.4 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.9 
 3. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 5. White, Phoenix1.6 
 6. Djedovic, ALBA1.6 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 8. Halperin, B.Mue.1.5 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm2.1 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.8 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 6. Zirbes, Brose B.1.3 
 7. Ford, Brose Baske.1.3 
 8. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 9. Nachbar, Brose B.1.2 
 10. Wohlfarth-B., Tel.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 10: Kirchheim - Vechta 95-106
Nov. 10: Finke Baskets - Leipzig 93-88
Nov. 10: Cuxhaven - Crailsheim 88-71
Nov. 10: Gotha - Goettingen 69-82
Nov. 10: Chemnitz - Ehingen 62-55
Nov. 10: NBC - Duesseldorf 61-72
Nov. 11: Karlsruhe - Heidelberg
Nov. 11: Jena - ETB Wohnbau


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Cuxhaven
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Thomas, Cuxhaven21.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.6 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.5 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.7 
 6. Barker, Jena17.1 
 7. Adams, Finke B.17.1 
 8. Richardson, Karls.16.3 
 9. Jost, Finke Baske.16.0 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.1 
 2. Thompson, NBC9.1 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 4. Richardson, Karls.8.4 
 5. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau7.9 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.8 
 7. Adomaitis, Jena7.6 
 8. Livas, Goettingen7.6 
 9. Black, Karlsruhe7.3 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets7.4 
 2. Williams, Vechta7.4 
 3. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.6 
 4. Coleman, Crailsheim5.3 
 5. Smith, Gotha5.0 
 6. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz4.9 
 8. Phillips, Goetting.4.6 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen4.4 
 10. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz2.4 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.9 
 7. Harris, Goettingen1.8 
 8. Doerksen, Vechta1.7 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz1.7 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig1.8 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.4 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.1 
 7. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.0 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe1.0 
 10. Lischka, Crailshe.1.0 


Marko Beens Moves To BBC Bayreuth - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Beko BBL Bayreuth have recieved a big name to help lead the team to further heights not on the court, but more from behind the desk. BBC Bayreuth announced today that Marko Beens will serve as new manager starting January ist, 2013 and will replace Manfred Schoettner. Beens served as manager of the German vollyball league recently, but is best known for making the Artland Dragons to what they are today. He was a big fixture there making them into a Beko BBL powerhouse together with Chris Fleming. He arrived in Artland in 2003 finding the right players that helped make teh Artland Dragons into a playoff team fixture almost each season. "A new era will begin in Bayreuth with Marko Beens . For the first time in the history of BBC Bayreuth there will be a fulltime manager. This is one of the most important investments in the future of BBC Bayreuth. With Marko at the top of the organization, we will make the next step to becoming more professional and take on the goal of establishing ourselves as a playoff team", stressed Manfred Schoettner. "I am looking forward to being able to help influence the future project in Bayreuth. Fantastic fans, involved sponsors and a professional envirnoment will help BBC to a further exciting development. I invite all sponsors, fans and friends of BBC Bayreuth to a good tight working environment and will always have an open ear for BBC Bayreuth", stressed Marko Beens .

Source: BBC Bayreuth



Dane Watts (Ratiopharm Ulm) When We Take Good Shots On Offense And Are Able To Set Our Defense It Is To Our Advantage. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He is playing his second season for ratiopharm Ulm. Last season for ratiopharm Ulm, he played 38 games averaging 9.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 24.6%, FT: 58.1%He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. In 2010-2011 for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn November 10th.

Congrats on the 80-69 win in Artland. Artland had the 43-36 lead at halftime. What did head coach Thorsten Leibenath tell the team to do better in the second half?

They were getting most of their points in transition, Taylor got hot from the outside early on. We needed to slow them down and take away their open looks in the fast break.


John Bryant had another monster game with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Sometimes one could take his performances for granted because it is expected of him now in his third season. How does the team show him that they are grateful each game for his play?

JB has been a big consistent force on the both ends of the court for us. He is a tough matchup for anyone, every night. Per rubs his feet after every game and Steve Esterkamp combs his hair to show our appreciation.

ratiopharm Ulm is riding a five game winning streak. The team has shrunk their points allowed in the last three consecutive games. What is clicking the most on defense now in the last games?

We have been focusing on it in practice and getting some details down on our concepts. When ever we take good shots on offense and are able to set our defense it is to our advantage.

The next game is against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Is there a better American trio in the Beko BBL than the three NBA draft picks Jared Jordan, Patrick Ewing jr and Robert Vaden?

I guess there aren't many teams that can say they have 3 players that were drafted.


How much are you looking forward to playing Patrick Ewing jr? If you could ask him one thing about his dad that you really wanted to know about what would it be?

I am always looking forward to the next game. Patrick Ewing Jr was a well known name when I was in college and played on good Georgetown teams. I would like to hear stories of the playoff battles with the bulls and the fights with the Heat.


Were you surprised that German Tim Ohlbrecht will play in the D-league for the Springfield Armour?Could he make the jump to the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets?

He is tall, long and mobile. If he plays well he could catch the attention of a GM. It a a much different game than what he is used to in Europe.


Will Barack Obama make the United States better in the next four years?

Changes definitely need to be made to fix the problems in the US. I pray that Obama will have a positive term.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Inception


Thanks Dane fort he chat.




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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: KAOD - Ikaros 76-69
Nov. 10: Aris - Panionios 60-82
Nov. 11: Kolossos - Apollon Patras
Nov. 11: Kavala - PAOK
Nov. 11: Peristeri GS - Olympiacos
Nov. 12: Panathinaikos - Ilysiakos
Nov. 11: AGOR - Panelefsiniakos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Pappas, Panionios21.4 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros21.3 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos19.0 
 4. Petrovic-S., Apoll.18.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.3 
 6. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.5 
 7. Kakaroudis, KAOD15.3 
 8. Grant, Apollon15.0 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.3 
 10. Thorne, Perister.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD9.3 
 2. Symtsak, Ikaros7.8 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris7.8 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 5. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.6.7 
 7. Scott, Ilysiakos6.3 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios6.2 
 9. Michel, KAOD6.0 
 10. Coleman, Kavala6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 2. McCollum, Apollo.4.3 
 3. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.3 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR4.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.8 
 8. Duvnjak, AGOR3.5 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.5 
 10. Kakaroudis, KAOD3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.2 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.8 
 6. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.8 
 7. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 8. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.6 
 10. Athanasoulas, Pan.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 William COLEMAN
  Kavala
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Coleman, Kavala2.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Mitsialos, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Faye, Ikaros1.0 
 8. Grant, Apollon1.0 
 9. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 10. Papadopoulos, PA.0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: Koroivos - Ermis Lagkada 87-71
Nov. 10: Lavrio - Agia Paraskevis 81-71
Nov. 10: Pagrati - OFI 79-69
Nov. 10: Irakleio - Filathlitikos 74-73
Nov. 10: Trikalla - Arkadikos 72-56
Nov. 10: Ikaroi Serron - Niki Volou 71-55
Nov. 10: Nea Kifisia - Doxa Lefkadas 65-59


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.22.8 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.8 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.4 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.20.0 
 5. Georgitsis, Ermis18.3 
 6. Cosic, Koroivos17.5 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.17.4 
 8. Vranjes, Pagrati17.0 
 9. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.0 
 10. Kaklamanos, Trika.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savvas MANOUSOS
  Doxa L.
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Manousos, Doxa L.10.6 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.9.8 
 3. Mirkovic, Doxa L.8.0 
 4. Noeas, Koroivos7.8 
 5. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.6 
 6. Pavlovic, Pagrati7.3 
 7. Doychinov, OFI7.2 
 8. Papachristos, Trik.7.2 
 9. Kitsoulis, OFI7.0 
 10. Pagonis, Lavrio6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.6.0 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.0 
 3. Cosic, Koroivos5.0 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.8 
 5. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.4.8 
 6. Saloustros, Filath.4.2 
 7. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.8 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.3.8 
 9. Petrakis, OFI3.6 
 10. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.8 
 3. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.5 
 4. Sakellarakis, Irak.2.0 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 6. Maltesios, Niki Vo.1.8 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati1.8 
 8. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.8 
 9. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.1.6 
 10. Giannakopoul., La.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Giannis PAPACHRISTOS
  Trika.
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Papachristos, Trik.1.4 
 2. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.3 
 3. Pelkic, Irakleio1.2 
 4. Doychinov, OFI1.0 
 5. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 8. Georgitsis, Ermis0.8 
 9. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.8 
 10. Anagnostopou., Er.0.8 


A2: 5th Week - Filathlitikos lost in details and there is only one unbeaten team.. - by Chris Mammides

After the end of teh 5th week of the amazing A2 Greek league, only AE Nea Kiffisias is the unbeaten team since Filathlitkos lost in details the game against Irakleio, while the top seated Kifisia beat quite easily Doxa Lefkadas. In the other match of the 5th week we had the easy victories of IKoroivos Amaliadas, karoi Serron, Lavrio, Trikala and Pagrati (its first victory after three concecutive loses) while the only derby of this weeks games was teh game between Irakleio and Filathlitikos which ended in the minimum. The games in more details were as folos:

Irakleio - Filathlitikos 74-73
Quarters: 12-18, 32-39, 55-56, 74-73
A great game took place in Crete where the home team of Coach Rallis performed (probably) its best game since the beggining and with Antonis Godopoulos (185-G-81) and Agapiadis in a great shapethey finally won this great derby and breath deeply with Kotoulas being from fatal (he missed both his free throws at the end with 8 seconds to go) the messiah since he dashed down the rebound of his own missed free throw
Irakleio: Antonis Godopoulos 24, Agapiadis 17, Sakelarakis 12
Filathlitikos: Thanasis Adedokubo 10, Christos Saloustros (201-F-90) 16,Georgiadis 13, Gikas 12

Nea Kifisia - Doxa Lefkadas 65-59
Quarters: 19-10, 38-24, 53-35, 65-59
An easy win for Coach Papatheodorou team took place in Kifisia no matter the final score since at the end, the home team simply stopped playing and the deficit from -20 for the visitors went to just 6!
Kifisia: Moshovitis 12, Karaboulas 14, Yiannis Psathas (201-F-83) 16, Petrodimopoulos 11
Doxa: Orestis Matenidis (190-G-87) 12, Manousos 10, Matic 11

Iakroi Serron - Niki Volou 71-55
Periods: 19-11, 39-23, 54-44, 71-55
Ikaroi Serron face no problem against the team of Coach Zafiroudis, Niki Volou and with top perfomer Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) scoring 27 points with 5 of 7 three pointers succeeded an easy victory

Ikaroi: Pehlivanis 10, Kostas Totsios 27, Nikoloudis 12
Niki: Koutinas 13, Giannis Maltesios (206-C-85) 15

Trikala - Arkadikos 72-56
Periods: 20-11, 39-23, 58-33, 72-56
No problem with Coach Tzimas team who took a deficit as high as +30 in the game. There was an obvious difference in the two teams since the two Bosman of the visitors were ina bad shape and Gizogiannis too.

Trikala: Katsares 10, Nikos Tsoutsos (202-F-82) 15, Aggelakopoulos 11, Papachristos 13
Arkadikos: Thodoris Tsiotras (198-G-87) 19, Govas 11

Pagrati - OFI 79-69
Periods: 24-18, 48-36, 64-53, 79-69
At last! A win for PAgrati of Coach Liogas, the home team of Pagrati beat OFI with Vangelis Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) being the top man of the game as the veteran power forward was the stepping stone of the victory for his team and together with Vranjes never let the initiatives and the leadership for their opponents.

Pagrati: Vassilopoulos 11, Fotiou 14, Vaggelis Sklavos and Vranjes 19 per head
OFI: Tassos Traianos (195-F/G-87) 17, Kitsoulis 14, Balafas 10, Dojcinov 11

Lavrio - Agia Paraskevi 81-71
Periods : 23-12, 42-35, 51-56, 81-71

The return of Nikos Psileas (200-F-80) in the court where he played for 6 years was not succesfull for the experienced forward since his team suffered his 5th continouous negative result and is remaing at the bottom of the table. Probably Nikos Psileas is wonderign why he left from the "safety" of LAvrio... Never the less, with a great 4th period for Lavrio where it aoutscored the team of Coaches Hatzipanigiris and Didahos by 30-15! The team of Coach Serelis succeeded its 4th victory and is currently at the 2nd place of the table with a 4-1 .
Lavrio: Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) 23, Limperopoulos 12, Psomaderis 14, Giannakopoulos 16
KAP: Nikos Psileas 22, Vardavas 11

Koroivos Amaliadas - Ermis Lagkada 87-71
Periods: 26-21, 49-39, 68- 57, 87-71
The team of Coach Nipergialis with a Sakis Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) remembering his old times in the A1 courts succeeded an easy win over Ermis Lagkada without facing any real problems even though the duet of Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-C-80) and Georgitsis gave their best for the victory.
Koroivos: Athanasios Karydas 25, Noeas 16, Gkeros 14, Antoniadis 10, Tsocic 13
Ermis: Giorgos Anagnostopoulos 18, Georgitsis 17, Onasoglou 11



Karydas' 25 points and 8 assists give him A2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old guard Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) had a very impressive game in the last round for Koroivos and receives a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 25 points adding three rebounds and eight assists for Koroivos in his team's victory, helping them to crush Ermis Lagkada (#4, 4-1) with 16-point margin 87-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Koroivos is placed at 3rd position in Greek A2. They are still close to the very top. Koroivos would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Karydas had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Karydas has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 5.0apg).

Second best performed player last round was Petros Noeas (204-F-87). He is a forward in his first season at Koroivos. In the last game Noeas recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Of course together with Karydas he helped Koroivos with another comfortable win 87-71 over slightly lower-ranked Ermis Lagkada (#4, 4-1) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Koroivos consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Noeas is a newcomer at Koroivos and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Giannis Papachristos (194-F-80) of Trikalla (#7). Papachristos scored 13 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Trikalla, leading his team to a 72-56 easy win against the lower-ranked Arkadikos (#11, 1-5). Trikalla 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. Papachristos has a great season in Greece. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.2rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio - 23 points and 9 rebounds
5. Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) of Ikaroi Serron - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Yiannis Psathas (201-F-83) of Nea Kifisia - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Giannis Maltesios (206-C-85) of Niki Volou - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Thodoris Tsiotras (198-G-87) of Arkadikos - 19 points and 6 rebounds
9. Nikos Psileas (200-F-80) of Agia Paraskevis - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-F-83) of OFI - 14 points and 12 rebounds

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



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: Leeuwarden - Leiden 73-69
Nov. 10: Rotterdam - M.Magixx 70-80
Nov. 11: Groningen - Zwolle
Nov. 11: Den Bosch - Weert
Nov. 11: Amsterdam - Den Helder K.


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: De Hoppers - Binnenland 78-66
Nov. 10: Orca's Urk - BC Apollo 2 76-67
Nov. 10: Leiden 2 - Red Giants 73-61
Nov. 10: Almere P. - Punch 53-58
Nov. 11: MSV/Zeemacht - De Groene
Nov. 11: Cangeroes - Binnenland
Nov. 11: UBALL - Almonte
Nov. 15: Punch - Leiden 2


Groninger Basketball Week 2012 - by Fred Roggen

The Groninger Basketball Week is being held for the first time and is an initiative of Topsport Noord Nederland. This event is the continuation of the famous Haarlem Basketball Week, that was traditionally held around Christmas in Haarlem and which was a guarantee for high level basketball, entertainment and show. On top of that, it used to be the place to be for basketball loving Holland. This was the motive for Grietje Pasma for starting Ahrend Donar in 1986. Basketball is more than just sports, it should be a day out for the whole family.

This tradition is now being rejuvenated by Topsport Noord Nederland through organizing the Groninger Basketball Week. Six teams will participate in two groups to battle for the final. The finals will be played on New Years' Eve, a great opportunity for a fabulous apotheosis.

There will be lots of activity around the games. We are expecting the world famous Luvabulls, the cheerleaders of the Chicago Bulls, to show some action and to give a dance clinic as well. Next, Henk Pieterse will join the party to give his second to none kids clinics. There is the Basketball Experience, former internationals will play the Groene Uilen and there will be lots going on during the games.

Participating teams will be:
GasTerra Flames Groningen (Groningen); triple Dutch champions www.gasterraflames.nl
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon); 23-fold National Champions and recent winner of the Asia Cup www.riyadi.com
Egyptian National Team, with addition of the best four foreign players from the Egyptian National Teamian competition
KK Bosna II Sarajevo, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), a strong representative of former Yugoslavian Basketball www.kkbosna.com
BC Siauliai (Lithuania), the current number three of the Lthuanian competition http://www.bcsiauliai.lt/
sixth participant to be contracted
This results in a very strong field, to service the true basketball lover as well as those who seek action and atmosphere!

Programme
All games will be played at Martiniplaza, Groningen.
Game days are:
Thursday 27 december games at 18:30 and 20:30 hrs.
Friday 28 december games at 18:30 and 20:30 hrs.
Saturday 29 december games at 16:30 ( former internationals vs Groene Uilen), 18:30 and 20:30 hrs.
Sunday 30 december 5th place game at 16:30, semi finals at18:30 and 20:30 hrs.
Monday 31 december 3rd place game at 12:00 and final at 14:00 hrs with victory ceremony.

ORGANISATION
Topsport Noord NederlandGroninger Basketball Week
Topsportmarketing en -organisation



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Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: Szedeak - ZTE KK 99-101 OT
Nov. 10: Falco-Szova - Jaszberenyi 96-91
Nov. 10: PVSK Pannon - Soproni 90-79
Nov. 10: Albacomp - Kaposvari 80-77
Nov. 10: FS Debrecen - Atomeromu 49-69
Nov. 8: Marso NYKK - Kormend


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Nelson, Marso N.23.4 
 2. Buljan, Kormend23.4 
 3. Barovic, Soproni22.0 
 4. Swanston, Kapos.21.3 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.6 
 6. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.4 
 7. Simovic, ZTE K.20.3 
 8. Legion, PVSK P.20.3 
 9. Spica, Kaposvari20.0 
 10. Wise, Soproni19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen10.4 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.10.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.9.2 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.7 
 5. Toth, PVSK P.8.3 
 6. Fey, Falco-Szova8.3 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.0 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.7.8 
 9. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.7 
 10. Spica, Kaposvari7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  ZTE K.
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Copeland, ZTE K.7.0 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.6.8 
 3. Thomas, Soproni6.6 
 4. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp6.3 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.9 
 7. Loesing, PVSK P.5.4 
 8. Dunn, Kaposvari5.3 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu5.2 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.2 
 2. Moore, Albacomp2.9 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.4 
 5. Copeland, ZTE K.2.3 
 6. Rujak, Kormend2.2 
 7. Spica, Kaposvari2.1 
 8. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.1 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.2.0 
 10. Legion, PVSK P.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen1.3 
 2. Keller, Albacomp1.3 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.2 
 4. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.9 
 6. Boldizsar, Marso N.0.7 
 7. Williams, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Lekli, Albacomp0.7 
 9. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 10. Levy, Falco-Szova0.7 



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  ICELAND   

Standings - 1 Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 9: FSU - Augnablik 94-86
Nov. 9: Haukar - Valur 89-93
Nov. 9: Breidablik - Hamar 78-81
Nov. 8: Hottur - Reynir S. 104-60
Nov. 11: Thor AK - IA


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

24-year old forward Asim McQueen (203-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Snaefell and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Fjolnir (#8, 3-3) 102-95. It allowed Snaefell to consolidate first place in the Icelandic league. Snaefell have a solid 5-1 record. McQueen turned to be Snaefell's top player in his first season with the team. Tulane University graduate has very impressive stats this year. McQueen is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 10.0rpg) and averages solid 68.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Sammy Zeglinski (182-PG-88) of Grindavik. He is American guard in his first season at Grindavik. In the last game Zeglinski recorded impressive triple-double of 25 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Of course Grindavik cruised to a 93-86 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Skallagrimur (#5, 3-2). This victory allowed Grindavik to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Zeglinski is a newcomer at Grindavik and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.5ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 7.0apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Justin Shouse (180-G-81) of league's second-best Stjarnan. Shouse showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, eight rebounds and thirteen assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Stjarnan, leading his team to a 89-69 easy win against the lower-ranked IR (#9, 2-4). Stjarnan is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 5-1 record is not that bad... Shouse has a great season in Iceland. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.8ppg (best scorer) and assists with 9.8apg (best passer). Justin Shouse has also Icelandic passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Haminn Quaintance (201-F-85) of Skallagrimur - 23 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of Keflavik - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Brian Mills (203-F-88) of Stjarnan - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Keflavik - 21 points and 17 rebounds
8. Jon Olafur Jonsson (199-F-81) of Snaefell - 32 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Marvin Valdimarsson (198-G/F-81) of Stjarnan - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Arni Ragnarsson (194-SG-87) of Fjolnir - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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  IRELAND   


BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKEND PREVIEW - by Patrick Maher

BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKEND PREVIEW

After a weekend of unexpected results and thrilling games that brought teams into overtime and in some cases double overtime, it is now time to look ahead to this weekends fixtures.

In the Nivea for Mens SuperLeague we see Moycullen take on DCU Saints. The Galway side welcome the Dubliners to their home court after they secured their first victory of the season over UCD Marian last weekend. With the game going into double overtime, Moycullen are now hoping that the confidence they obtained from the big game will carry through to their next encounter.

Head Coach of Moycullen, Salva Camps enthused, We were delighted with the win last weekend but understand that DCU Saints will be difficult opponents for us. They are a very strong team with big inside players that will cause us some problems so we need to stay focused for the full 40 minutes to come away with a good result.

However, it is DCU Saints that face the challenge of bouncing back from two tough losses. They missed out on a win last weekend when they were defeated by Bord Gais Neptune.

Speaking about this weekends game, David Donnelly, Head Coach of DCU Saints said, Moycullen had a great win last weekend and they have home advantage this weekend so this is a big challenge for us.

Donnelly continued, We, as a team need to focus on a four quarter performance and to see out the entire game. We are playing well for two or three quarters and losing the game when we lose our concentration so that is something we will be working on this week in order to come away with the win.

It is Dublin Inter who will face off with UCC Demons as they welcome the Cork side to the National Basketball Arena. Unfortunately for the newcomers, they fell to UL on the road last weekend after they had maintained the lead at half time. However, with the team back to full strength they will hope to make a statement this weekend when they take on the undefeated Demons.

Nevertheless, UCC Demons enter the game coming off the back of a strong performance over Killester and holding the top of the league table position.

Head Coach, Paul Kelleher knows his team need to be at the top of their game to come away with a win, I saw the first half of Dublin Inters game last weekend and they were very impressive. We need to pay close attention to their ball reversal and limit their penetration if we want to stop them.

Kelleher continued, It will be a tough venue to play in and with Inter back to full strength we need to be on point to secure this win on the road.

Across the Liffey, Killester will take on UL Eagles in the IWA in Clontarf. Unfortunately for Killester they enter the game coming off a loss to UCC Demons last weekend but with the northsiders eager to return to winning ways, this weekend could be a turning point for them. However, UL Eagles they have set themselves up nicely coming into the game after their win over Dublin Inter last weekend.

Speaking about the game ahead, Head Coach of UL Eagles, Mark Keenan stated, We didnt play great last weekend, we started weak but finished strong and came away with the win that we wanted.

Keenan continued, The IWA is always a tough gym to play in and the last few years it has hosted great battles between the two sides. I personally dont think that Killesters current record suggests how good that can actually be so we cant be complacent.

Finally in the Mens SuperLeague, Bord Gais Neptune will see UCD Marian in Cork on Saturday evening. Neptune come into the game on the back of a win over DCU Saints last weekend while UCD Marian enter the encounter after a, hard-to-swallow, double overtime defeat to Moycullen at home.

Neptune will be keen to continue their current winning run, speaking about his side, Mark Scannell, Head Coach of Neptune said, We are on a good run at the moment and are training very hard. As a team we are where we want to be.

Scannell reiterated, We did lose to UCD Marian a few weeks ago so we are not taking anything for granted. However, I feel that we have learned our lessons and will be well prepared for a good game.

Meanwhile in the Nivea Womens SuperLeague there are no league fixtures set, however, Killester will face Ulster Rockets in the first round of the Womens SuperLeague National Cup to see which team will qualify to the next round.

Speaking about the game, Head Coach for Killester, Mark Grennell said, We need to bounce back from a horrendous performance last weekend. Looking at the cup draw we could have a nice run if we work hard at it. This game will be tough though, Ulster Rockets have bodies returning so they will be keen to improve on their performances over the last few weeks also.

Around the country National Cup fixtures are also set for Basketball Irelands Senior Mens National Cup, Basketball Irelands Senior Womens National Cup, U20 Mens National Cup, U20 Womens National Cup, U18 Mens National Cup and U18 Womens National Cup. Be sure to check out our website, Facebook, Twitter and new mobile website m.basketballireland.ie to catch the latest results over the weekend.

Basketball Ireland Upcoming Fixtures

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

Maree V Templeogue, Calasanctius Oranmore, 20:00;

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Nivea For Mens SuperLeague

Moycullen V DCU Saints, NUI Galway 15:45; Dublin Inter V UCC Demons, National Basketball Arena 18:00; Killester V UL Eagles, IWA Clontarf, 18:00; Bord Gais Neptune V UCD Marian, Upper Glanmire Sports Centre, 19:30;

Nivea Womens SuperLeague National Cup

Killester V Ulster Rockets, I.W.A., 20:00

Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup

Donegal Town V Killester, Abbey VS, 17:00;St. Vincent's V LYIT Ravens, St Vincents 12:45; Eanna V Maree, Colaiste, 18:15; Matt OFlahertys Chemists Titans V Ulster Elks, Renmore CC, 19:00; Team Garveys St. Mary's V Dublin Thunder, Castleisland CC; 19:45;

Basketball Ireland Senior Womens National Cup

Portlaoise Panthers V Killester, St Mary's Hall, 14:00;

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

Belfast Star V Phoenix, UUJ, 15:00; Ballincollig V Donegal Town, Parochial Hall, 20:00;

Basketball Ireland U20 Womens National Cup

DCU Mercy V Glanmire, Mercy College; 12:00; UL V Brunell, UL Arena, 19:00;

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup

Blue Demons V Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Mardyke Arena, 15:15; Tolka Rovers V UCD Marian, Tolka Rovers Complex, 15:00; St. Brendan's V Templeogue, Mercy Mounthawk, 15:30;

Basketball Ireland Senior Womens National Cup

Ballincollig V Firhouse Notre Dame, Parochial Hall, 14:15; Team Tom McCarthys St. Mary's V Meteors, Castleisland CC, 15:00;

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

UCC Demons V Fr. Mathews, Mardyke Arena, 13:00; Swords V Dublin Raiders, ALSAA, 14:00; Titans V Moycullen, Renmore CC, 15:00; Killester V St. Vincent's, St. Fintan's, 15:30;

Basketball Ireland U20 Womens National Cup

Oblate V Tralee Imperials, Oblate Hall, 13:30; Fr. Mathews V Donoughmore, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:45;

-Courtesy ....Elaine Caffrey .... www.basketballireland.ie



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  ISRAEL   


Ex player, Dror Fahima, died - by Idan Seggev

Sadly it's been announced that the 41-years-old ex player, Dror Fahima (72), died last Tuesday in Jaffa in a diving accident. Fahima played in his prime with Hapoel Tel-Aviv who took the Israeli cup in 1992-93 and was one of the best teams in Israel back then and also played in Hapoel Givatayim. Ex player, Tomer Shtainhauer, who played with Fahima in Hapoel Tel-Aviv, said:"I'm shocked. We remembered him as a young and strong guy, very athlete and motivated, He was a part of Hapoel in it's prime". Dror was born in Yavne and played in the last years with Maccabi Gedera in lower leagues. He was burried in Gedera on Wednesday.


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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Toyota Alvark 9-2 
 2. Aishin SH 8-3 
 3. Panasonic T. 8-3 
 4. Toshiba BT 7-4 
 5. Hitachi SR 6-5 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 4-7 
 7. Hokkaido L. 1-10 
 8. Tochigi Brex 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex 78-69
Nov. 10: Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR 67-55
Nov. 10: Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT 63-94
Nov. 10: Panasonic T. - Aishin SH 48-62
Nov. 11: Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT
Nov. 11: Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR
Nov. 11: Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex
Nov. 11: Panasonic T. - Aishin SH


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba20.4 
 2. Smith, Hitachi SR19.2 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.6 
 4. Watkins, Panasoni.16.5 
 5. Rolle, Mitsubis.15.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH14.3 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.0 
 8. Kawamura, Tochigi13.7 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.13.5 
 10. Diouf, Toshiba BT12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.2 
 2. Watkins, Panasoni.11.5 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba10.2 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.4 
 5. Smith, Hitachi SR8.8 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota8.6 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.7.5 
 8. Young, Aishin SH7.1 
 9. Ito, Tochigi Brex6.9 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ryusei SHINOYAMA
  Toshi.
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.2 
 2. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.0 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.9 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.6 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.2 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi3.0 
 7. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.6 
 8. Tajima, Tochigi Br.2.6 
 9. Watanabe, Panason.2.5 
 10. Ito, Toyota Alva.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.7 
 2. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.5 
 4. Ito, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 6. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.1 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.1 
 8. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
 9. Noguchi, Hokkaido.1.1 
 10. Tsuji, Toshiba BT1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.1.8 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Young, Aishin SH1.2 
 4. Takeuchi, Toyota1.1 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 6. Rolle, Mitsubis.0.8 
 7. Smith, Hitachi SR0.8 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.0.7 
 9. Moss, Toshiba BT0.7 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.0.7 


Standings - BJ League

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 10: Toyama Grouses - Gunma 99-71
Nov. 10: Tokyo Cinq R. - Sendai 89ers 89-68
Nov. 10: Yokohama BC - Shinshu BW 85-82
Nov. 9: Kyoto Hannar. - Hamamatsu P. 84-75
Nov. 10: Oita H.Devils - Osaka Evessa 82-86
Nov. 10: Kyoto Hannar. - Hamamatsu P. 80-63
Nov. 10: Iwate Big Bulls - Akita NH 76-74
Nov. 10: Shiga L-Stars - Fukuoka Rizing 75-99
Nov. 10: Takamatsu FA - Shimane SM 72-61
Nov. 10: Miyazaki SS - Okinawa GK 66-108
Nov. 10: Niigata Albirex - Saitama Bron. 100-71


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Tokyo C.
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Jones, Tokyo C.20.2 
 2. Keller, Miyazaki.19.9 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM19.4 
 4. Cummings, Akita NH19.0 
 5. Burns, Yokohama BC18.9 
 6. Cunningham, Miyaza.18.6 
 7. Peppers, Fukuoka18.4 
 8. White, Oita H.18.3 
 9. Werner, Chiba Jets18.3 
 10. Sneed, Iwate B.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. White, Oita H.14.9 
 2. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.3 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka11.9 
 4. Green, Shinshu BW11.1 
 5. Willard, Sendai 89.11.1 
 6. Kent, Akita NH10.3 
 7. Parker, Shimane SM10.2 
 8. Werner, Chiba Jets10.1 
 9. Galloway, Hamamats.9.8 
 10. Blackledge, Iwate9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.7.6 
 2. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.0 
 3. Shimura, Sendai5.0 
 4. Burns, Yokohama BC4.4 
 5. Takushi, Oita H.4.1 
 6. Yamabuchi, Shima.4.0 
 7. Harris, Akita NH4.0 
 8. Kabaya, Yokohama.3.9 
 9. Tomori, Gunma3.8 
 10. White, Oita H.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Parker, Shimane SM2.7 
 2. Burns, Yokohama BC2.4 
 3. Brown, Toyama G.2.3 
 4. Masato, Iwate B.2.3 
 5. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.2 
 6. Shimura, Sendai2.1 
 7. Nixon, Shiga L.1.8 
 8. Parmer, Hamamats.1.8 
 9. Orr, Saitama Bron.1.8 
 10. Joho, Toyama G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Blackledge, Iwate3.9 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.4 
 3. Carter, Tokyo C.