EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/13/2012 1:00:00 AM

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  ABA   



Jacksonville Giants hold #1 ranking after second week - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) released its Power Rankings through Sunday, November 12th with the defending champion Jacksonville Giants holding onto the #1 position followed closely by the Arizona Scorpions and South Carolina Warriors. "This was kick-off week for many teams," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "And as a result, there has been much movement throughout the rankings with several new teams. As the rest of the teams begin their schedules, I think you'll see even more changes."

1. Jacksonville Giants (1-0)
2. Arizona Scorpions (2-0)
3. South Carolina Warriors (2-0)
4. Colorado Kings (2-0)
5. North Dallas Vandals (0-0)
6. San Diego SURF (1-0)
7. Chicago Steam (1-0)
8. Seattle Mountaineers (3-0)
9. Fresno Flight (3-0)
10. Tampa Bay Rain (4-1)
11. Jackson Showboats (2-0)
12. Atlanta Wildcats (1-0)
13. Lynchburg Legends (1-0)
14. Conway Cyclones (1-0)
15. Calgary Crush (2-0)
16. Lima Explosion (3-1)
17. Bay Area Matrix (0-0)
18. Los Angeles SLAM (0-1)
19. Richmond Elite (1-0)
20. Kitsap Admirals (1-1)
21. Texas Fuel (1-0)
22. Gulf Coast Flash (0-0)
23. Palmetto State Rizers (1-0)
24. Phenix City Bombers (1-0)
25. Las Vegas Defenders (0-2)
26. Alaska Quake (1-0)
27. Michiana Monarchs (0-0)
28. Orange County Novastars (1-2)
29. Gainesville Heat (1-0)
30. Jersey Express (0-0)
31. Detroit Hoops (1-0)
32. Pontiac Firebirds (1-1)

For more information, visit www.abalive.com



Mulamba adding international flavour to Jacksonvilla Giants - by Gianni Pascucci (T)

The ABA Champion team Jacksonville Giants opens its season on the road on November22 vs. the Bahama All Pro Show. The real novelty in its roster ie the addition of Congolese player Josue Mulamba (6'10''-C-88, college: Imperial Valley JC), who has yet played some preseason games together with Jermaine Bell (7'0''-C-84, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Indian Hills CC) in the same line up. Mulamba is a true 6-10 player with long arms who can play in 4 and 5 positions as well. Plus, he speaks five languages and has been the team's comedian on the court. He played for Imperial Valley College of the California JuCo league last season, where he averaged over 15 points 9 rebounds and 3 blocks per game. He's expected to get him some great recognition this year.


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


MZT Skopje Aerodrom replaces Igor Mijailovic with Nikola Otasevic - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Macedonian Adriatic League member KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom is going through some changes in the last period. After Slovenian coach Ales Pipan replaced Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) and the president of the club Saso Bosilkov stepped down, they have made the first change in the roster.

Pipan, from the very beginning of the work in Skopje, wasn't satisfied with the organization of the game that his team performed on the attack. That's why he insisted on bringing the new point guard on the team and after 2 wins in a row against favourites Union Olimpija and Cedevita his desire was satisfied.

Serbian player Nikola Otasevic (184-G-82, agency: Beo Basket), formerly KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica and KK Vrsac, reinforced KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom and will replace his fellow countryman Igor Mijailovic, agency: BeoExcell), who will leave the newcomer at the ABA league.



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  ALBANIA   


Franko Bushati selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Franko Bushati (190-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an overtime Givova Scafati's victory against the 12th-ranked Prima Veroli (2-4) 68-63 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Bushati scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 33 minutes on the court. Givova Scafati Basket (4-2) is placed seventh in the Lega2. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bushati's first year with the team. This season he averages: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 73.3% in the six games he played so far. Bushati has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. He is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ermal Kurtoglu
Ermal Kurtoglu
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Ermal Kurtoglu (208-80, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey. Kurtoglu could not help Anadolu Efes (3-2) to beat Zalgiris (5-0). He did not impress in that game on Friday. Kurtoglu scored only 2 points. The second-placed Anadolu Efes was defeated 77-64 at home by the leading Zalgiris in the group C of Euroleague. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Kurtoglu's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Turkish. Kurtoglu played for the Albanian national team in 2011.

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Klaudio Ndoja (198-85, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-5) 72-55 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Ndoja recorded 8 points in 20 minutes. Enel Brindisi (3-4) is placed tenth in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Ndoja's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7% in the seven games. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities. Ndoja is also a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ersid Luca
Ersid Luca
   #4. Center Ersid Luca (212-81, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to a Hoops Club's victory against the league outsider Anibal (0-3) 77-70 in the Lebanese Division A in Wednesday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was his first game for Hoops Club this season. His team is placed fourth in the Division A. It's Luca's first year with the team. Luca also holds two passports: Serbian and Albanian. He is also Albanian national team player.

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

   #1. Nderim Pelaj (179-G-88, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked BSW Sixers (4-3) crushing them 101-79 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday. Pelaj recorded 7 points in 25 minutes. BG Dorsten (4-3) is placed fourth in Group North. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Pelaj is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his ninth year in Dorsten's roster. This season his total stats are: 10.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg in the four games he played so far. Pelaj has a dual citizenship: Albanian and German.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Erjon Kastrati (198-F/G-94) plays for Krka in Slovenian Telemach League
Besnik Bekteshi (187-G-93) plays for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL
Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) plays for Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Milan Dabovic plays for Smederevo Vizura in Serbian A League
Eljon Harlicaj (193-F-93) plays for Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA
Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) plays for Psyhiko in Greek B
Samir Shaptahovic (174-G-81) plays for Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague
Gerti Shima (202-PF-86) plays for Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague
Edmond Azemi (201-G/F-80) plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague

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



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  APBL   


METROPOLITAN ALL-STARS DEFEAT CAPITAL CIYT EXPRESS - by Calvin Brown

The Undefeated Metropolitan All-Stars escaped with a narrow victory over the Capital City Express.

The Metropolitan All-Stars, playing for the second time in as many days, came away with another victory by defeating the Capital City Express 106 97. The All-Stars came out a little flat but still managed to lead 29 24 after the first quarter and 54 41 at the half. The express, a determined and scrappy group came roaring back in the fourth quarter cutting the lead to three on three different occasions before succumbing to the bigger All-Stars. Terrance Carter again led the way for the All-Stars with 22 points. The All-Stars got lots of help from newcomer, Raason Young, a high flying, sharp shooting 65 guard, who scored a career high, 21 points, including several gravity defying slam dunks that really got the crowd excited. Cedric Steward, the teams floor general, had a very solid performance scoring 15 points, on many slashing moves to the basket, handing out many assists to open team mates and playing solid defense against the Expresss point guards, forcing many turnovers down the stretch. Antwon Hawkins turned in a very high energy performance scoring 16 points and playing tenacious defense all over the court, his athletic ability was very evident and he made several high flying blocks. Elyon Bush 13 points and Will Schwartzstein 11 points rounded out the double digit scoring for the All-Stars. All-Stars coach Al Brown says, This was a very hard fought game for both teams, the players are very familiar with one another and go at each other very competitively, we were still a little banged up from our game yesterday and it showed down the stretch, at one point we missed 7 of 8 free throws.
The owner of the team, Calvin Brown, Jr., who is currently in Lima, Peru completing the playoffs there, said, Its good to have played and defeated the three other teams in our division, especially since they include the defending APBL champions and the Goodman summer league champions. We still have a lot of work to do, but if we can stay healthy and continue to improve, I like our chances, Im looking forward to coming home very soon.
The Express were led in scoring by Quentin Morrow 22 points, Darin Mancy 19, Will Southhorn 15, Nicholas Griffin 12, Wesley Hunt 11 and Andre Hardy 10. Both teams are in actions again next week with away games. The All-Stars play @ the Rockville Victors and the Express play @ NYC 524.



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  ARGENTINA   


Emanuel Ginobili selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international shooting guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a 3-point victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (2-4) 112-109 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Ginobili scored 17 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 28 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 6-1 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Ginobili's 11th year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 8.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.0apg, 2FGP: 55.0% and FT: 81.3% in the five games he played so far. Ginobili has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. He is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Luis Scola (206-80, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Scola could not help the Phoenix Suns (3-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the Phoenix Suns were crushed 115-94 on the road by the Orlando Magic. Scola was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Scola's first year with the team. Scola has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 46.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 82.6%. Scola is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Spanish. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Carlos Delfino
Carlos Delfino
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Carlos Delfino (200-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Delfino was not able to help the Houston Rockets (3-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Houston Rockets lost 87-93 in Denver to the Nuggets. Delfino was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was Rockets' third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Delfino has relatively solid stats: 9.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 35.1% and FT: 71.4% in the six games. He has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Delfino is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni
   #4. Point guard Pablo Prigioni (190-77, currently plays in NBA) led New York Knicks to an easy victory against the Philadelphia 76ers (4-2) crushing them 110-88 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He recorded 11 points and added 6 assists. The New York Knicks have 4-0 record this season. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Prigioni's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 3.5apg. He also holds two passports: Italian and Argentinian. Prigioni is also Argentinian national team player.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #5. International small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Caja Laboral's victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (5-2) 79-75 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Caja Laboral Vitoria (5-2) is placed second in the ACB. Nocioni is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 14.8ppg. This year he also averages: 5.3rpg in the six games. Similarly like Prigioni and Delfino above Nocioni holds both Italian and Argentinian passports. He plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #6. Guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Italy) led C.de Latte BRE to a 2-point victory against the 12th-ranked Prima Veroli (2-4) 82-80 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. Fernandez scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Centrale del Latte Brescia (4-2) is placed third in the Lega2. Fernandez's overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #7. International point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain) led CB Canarias to a victory over the closely-ranked Cajasol (1-6) 79-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Richotti was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points in 22 minutes. Iberostar Canarias Tenerife (1-6) is placed 14th in the ACB. They ended the series of six consecutive loses. This year Richotti's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg in the seven games. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Patricio Garino
Patricio Garino
   #8. Swingman Patricio Garino (198-93, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the G.Washington (0-0) in their last game. Despite Garino's good performance the G.Washington lost 73-80 at home to the Youngstown State University. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. It's Garino's first season with the team. Garino has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg in the six games. He used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team last year.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #9. International forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-6) in their game against G.Canaria 2014 (5-2) in the Spanish ACB. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Mainoldi recorded only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 73-52 in Las Palmas by the much higher-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (#5). Mainoldi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's roster. He is the league's best rebounder. Mainoldi's total stats this season are: 9.1ppg and 8.6rpg. He is also in the roster of the Argentinian national team.

Matias Bortolin
Matias Bortolin
   #10. Center Matias Bortolin (205-93, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria), who plays in the Austrian A Bundesliga couldn't help the league outsider Arkadia Lions (0-6) in their last game. Despite Bortolin's good performance the bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions lost 85-97 in Furstenfeld to the higher-ranked (#9) Panthers. He scored 12 points, had 6 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 2 shots in 39 minutes. So far Arkadia Lions lost all six games in the Regular Season. Bortolin belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2 with 1.2bpg. This year his other stats are: 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg in the six games. Bortolin is a former U17 international player as two years ago he still played for the Argentinian national team.

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

   #1. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy) led Tezenis VE to a victory over the league outsider Upea CdO (0-6) 79-69 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Ghersetti was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Tezenis Verona (3-3) is placed eighth in the Lega2. Ghersetti has reliable stats this season: 10.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #2. Demian Filloy (198-F-82, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Trenkwalder RE's victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-5) 71-59 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Filloy scored 7 points and had 3 steals in 27 minutes. Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (4-3) is placed seventh in the SerieA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Filloy's overall stats are: 3.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.7spg in the seven games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #3. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help AcegasAps TR (4-2) to beat Tuscany Pistoia (5-1). Filloy scored 9 points and added 5 assists. But AcegasAps TR was defeated in an overtime 82-77 on the road by the second-ranked Tuscany Pistoia. Filloy has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. Similarly like Filloy and Ghersetti above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Despite Filloy's Argentinian passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #4. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Matera (6-2) in their game against Chieti (4-5) in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Vico scored 9 points, grabbed 6 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 4 balls. But Matera was badly defeated 86-68 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Chieti (#11). It was Matera's first loss after five consecutive victories. Vico averaged so far 11.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.0apg and 3.1spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #5. Juan Ignacio Jasen (196-F-85, currently plays in Spain) helped UCAM Murcia win their game against the 11th-ranked Blusens Monbus (4-3) 73-69 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game. Jasen recorded 8 points in 23 minutes. UCAM Murcia (24-6) is placed in the ACB. This year Jasen's total stats are: 5.3ppg and 2.0rpg in the seven games. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #6. Manuel Carrizo (198-F/G-80, another player represented by Players Group, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to secure a victory for FCM Ferentino (1-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Carrizo's very good performance FCM Ferentino was defeated 97-83 in Barcellona by the much higher-ranked Sigma (#6). He scored 15 points. This season Carrizo averages only 5.2ppg. Similarly like all previous players above, he holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #7. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help LeGamberi Foods Forlž in their game against Givova Scafati in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Musso scored 6 points and added 3 assists in 24 minutes. His team lost 76-84. This year Musso's total stats are: 7.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg in the four games. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) helped Pall.Trento win their game against one of league's weakest teams Aget Service IM 84-73 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Forray scored 8 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks. Forray's total stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.8apg and 2.6spg. Similarly like all previous players above, he has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #9. Martin Calvo (198-F-88, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL couldn't help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-8) in their last game. Despite Calvo's very good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost 73-79 in Chester to the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Cheshire Jets. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Calvo also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 32 minutes. Calvo's stats this year are: 12.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 3.5apg in the two games. He holds both Argentinian and Spanish passports.

   #10. Pablo Bertone (193-G-90, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Florida Atlantic in their game against the University of North Carolina in the NCAA. Bertone scored 9 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. His team was crushed by 24 points 80-56. Bertone averaged so far 12.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 3.5apg.



Regatas Corrientes clinch Super 8 title - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes celebrated Super 8 tournament title. They knocked down Quimsa 77:63 at home court in the Final. Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) was named the MVP of the tournament. He knocked down 22 points to pace Regatas in the title game.
The teams were tied at 21 after ten minutes. Regatas cleared off in the second frame. They piled up a 44:29 halftime advantage. Quimsa cut the deficit in the third quarter. They got within 8 points at the final break 49:57. But Regatas kept control over the course of the encounter in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) netted 13 points for Regatas. Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) added 12 points in the victory. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F/C-78), James Williams (204-C-79, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Brown Mackie) and Javier Mojica (190-G-84, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Cent.Conn.St.) answered with 12 points each for Quimsa.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Douthit, PHI21.9 
 2. Wright, JOR19.2 
 3. Ahmad, UAE17.0 
 4. Yi, CHN16.6 
 5. Hoskin, LEB16.3 
 6. Haddadi, IRI15.4 
 7. Daghles, JOR14.8 
 8. Sitepu, IDN13.8 
 9. Rida, LEB13.6 
 10. Kawamura, JPN13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Douthit, PHI12.2 
 2. Takeuchi, JPN11.4 
 3. Haddadi, IRI11.4 
 4. Yi, CHN10.8 
 5. Hoskin, LEB10.1 
 6. Li Wei, MAS9.1 
 7. Kazemi, IRI8.9 
 8. Gorges, SYR7.6 
 9. Abbas, JOR7.1 
 10. Indrawan, IDN7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Wuysang, IDN6.4 
 2. Guganeswaran, MAS4.9 
 3. Daghles, JOR4.6 
 4. Kamrani, IRI4.0 
 5. Yang, KOR3.9 
 6. Akl, LEB3.8 
 7. Shonaka, JPN3.7 
 8. Lee, TAI3.7 
 9. Haddadi, IRI3.6 
 10. Deep, SYR3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yue SUN
  (206-SF-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sun, CHN1.8 
 2. Ahmad, UAE1.8 
 3. Daghles, JOR1.8 
 4. Lee, TAI1.7 
 5. Hirose, JPN1.6 
 6. Chang, TAI1.6 
 7. Wright, JOR1.6 
 8. Salem, UAE1.5 
 9. Wang, CHN1.4 
 10. Kamrani, IRI1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Haddadi, IRI2.9 
 2. Zaghab, JOR1.7 
 3. Douthit, PHI1.7 
 4. Yi, CHN1.4 
 5. Sun, CHN1.4 
 6. Singh, IND1.4 
 7. Kim, KOR1.3 
 8. Sitepu, IDN1.2 
 9. Hamowi, SYR1.1 
 10. Kim, KOR0.9 



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  AUSTRALIA   


Jackson wins Round 6 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

New Zealand Breakers import guard Cedric Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) has been named the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round Six of the iiNet NBL Championship after leading his side to a sweep of the infamous Sunshine Swing roadtrip to Far North Queensland.

Jackson was superb for the Breakers, averaging 17.0 points, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds for the week.

The 191cm American guard started the round with 14 points, 11 assists, four rebounds and two steals in the Breakers 81-72 victory over Townsville on Friday night.

Jackson then backed up 24 hours later with 20 points, 12 assists, three rebounds and two steals as the Breakers routed the Taipans with a 73-54 win.

He became the first player in the NBL to have double-figure assists on consecutive nights since Derek Rucker for Townsville in April 1998.

Jackson took out the weekly award from Melbourne Tigers duo Chris Goulding and Seth Scott and Sydneys Corin Henry.

Corin Henry starred for the Kings as they ended the Wollongong Hawks undefeated start to the season with a 65-51 home victory. Henry had 19 points, six rebounds and three assists to help the Kings improve to 4-4 for the season.

The Tigers pair of Goulding and Scott led Melbourne to a 96-66 home victory over the Adelaide 36ers on Friday. Goulding had 24 points, three rebounds and three assists while Scott added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Six included Matt Knight (Perth), Daniel Johnson (Adelaide), CJ Massingale (Adelaide), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Rhys Martin (Wollongong) and Cameron Tragardh (Cairns).



Patrick Mills selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA). Mills was the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Sacramento Kings (2-5) 97-86 in the NBA last Friday. He scored 18 points and added 3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 6-1 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Mills averages: 5.2ppg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 58.8%(10-17), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 66.7%. He played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #2. Second place goes to an international center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Turkey). Andersen led Fenerbahce Ulker to a victory against the 13th-ranked Besiktas (0-4) 83-74 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL on Monday night. He recorded 17 points in 22 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (4-1) is placed fourth in the TBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Andersen's first year with the team. This season Andersen's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16), 3FGP: 25.0% in the five games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Aaron Baynes
Aaron Baynes
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in Adriatic League). Baynes led his Slovenian team Union Olimpija to a victory over the league outsider Szolnok (2-6) crushing them 83-63 in the Adriatic League in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Baynes scored 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (4-4) is placed eighth in the Adriatic League. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Baynes' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 64.9%(37-57) and FT: 46.7%. Baynes has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #4. Center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-2) crushing them 93-64 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Maric scored 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (3-2) is placed fourth in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Maric is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 10.2rpg. This year he also averages: 12.2ppg and 1.6spg in the five games. Maric is also Australian national team player.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #5. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a G.Canaria 2014's victory against the 15th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-6) crushing them 73-52 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He was the best player in that game. Newley recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (5-2) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Newley has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
   #6. Center Andrew Bogut (212-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Golden State Warriors (3-3) in their last game. Despite Bogut's good performance the Golden State Warriors were edged 94-92 on the road by the Sacramento Kings. He recorded 12 points in a mere 19 minutes. This year Bogut's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.0apg in the four games. He is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team four years ago.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #7. Former international power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-7) crushing them 89-47 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Jawai recorded 12 points. Regal FC Barcelona (4-3) is placed ninth in the ACB. Jawai has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #8. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nathan Jawai. But that was another game of his team in Euroleague which we would like to mention. Ingles managed to help Regal FC Barcelona in a victory against the closely-ranked CSKA Moscow (4-1) crushing them 81-60. He scored only 4 points and added 4 assists in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group D. Regal FC Barcelona (5-0) is placed first. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. Ingles has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.8apg in the five games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #9. Former international forward Brock Motum (208-90, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an Washington St.'s surprising victory against the Eastern Washington University 88-69 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Motum recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. The Washington State University has 0-0 conference record this season. Motum has been at the team for four years. Motum has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #10. Swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona, currently plays in Romania) contributed to Oradea's victory against the closely-ranked Gaz Metan (6-2) 73-62 in the Romanian Division A on Friday night. Dillon recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CSM Oradea (6-1) is placed first in the Division A. Dillon has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.4apg. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to a Radnicki KG's victory against the closely-ranked Cibona 85-81 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Worthington scored 11 points in 27 minutes. Worthington has reliable stats this year: 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg in the eight games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, currently plays in NCAA1) helped St.Mary's, CA win their game against the Sonoma State University crushing them 95-69 in the NCAA last Saturday. Dellavedova scored 20 points, made 5 passes and 5 steals. Dellavedova's stats this season are: 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

   #13. University international center Angus Brandt (208-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Oregon St. win their game against the Niagara University 102-83 in the NCAA on Friday night. Brandt recorded 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Brandt's stats this year are: 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Australian university national team last year.

   #14. Former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, currently plays in NCAA1) helped St.Louis win their game against the South Carolina Upstate 76-59 in the NCAA last Friday. Ellis recorded 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) in 28 minutes. Ellis averaged so far 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international forward Jeromie Hill (203, currently plays in NCAA1) helped UTSA win their game against the College of Holy Cross 60-56 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Hill recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Hill averaged so far 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (191-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 96-106 on the road to the Golden State Warriors. Irving was the top scorer with 28 points. He also added 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 36 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Irving's second season in pro basketball. It was Cavaliers' third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Irving is currently fourth on the league's list of top scorers with 22.9ppg. He also averaged so far 4.1rpg and 6.3apg in the seven games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Despite his Australian passport, Irving previously played for the USA U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Australian team. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a London Lions' victory against the closely-ranked Durham Wildcats (3-6) crushing them 101-74 in the British BBL last Friday. Sturt had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 29 minutes. London Lions (3-6) is placed seventh in the BBL. Sturt has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.6apg in the seven games.

   #3. Mathiang Muo (196-F, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Charleston So. (0-0) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Muo's very good performance the Charleston So. was defeated 82-73 in Tucson, AZ by the University of Arizona. He scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Muo averaged so far 13.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4spg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Sudanese.

   #4. Experienced Mick Pennisi (210-C-75, college: E.Michigan, currently plays in Philippines), who plays in the Filipino PBA was not able to secure a victory for Barako Bull (3-6) in their last game on Friday. Despite Pennisi's very good performance the ninth-placed Barako Bull was edged 86-85 in Manila by the higher-ranked Air21 Express (#7) in the Philippine Cup group. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Pennisi also added 4 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 3 shots. Pennisi averaged so far 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Filipino.

   #5. Sam McBeath (201-F, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Nicholls St. (0-0) in their last game. Despite McBeath's very good performance the Nicholls St. (#29) lost 65-80 in Nashville, TN to the Vanderbilt University. He scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 29 minutes. McBeath averaged so far 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg in the six games.

   #6. Majok Majok (203-F, currently plays in NCAA1) led Ball St. to an easy victory against the Grambling State University crushing them 78-51 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds in 28 minutes. Majok averaged so far 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg in the six games. He has both Australian and Sudanese nationalities.

   #7. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) led Science City Jena to a victory against the closely-ranked ETB Wohnbau 93-82 in the German ProA (second division) last Sunday. Jeka scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Jeka averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.1apg in the nine games. He also holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #8. Chris Patton (208-F-91, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Cal-Riverside (0-0) in their last game. Despite Patton's good performance the Cal-Riverside lost 52-59 in Chicago, IL to the University of Illinois-Chicago. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Patton averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.1apg in the nine games.

   #9. Joel Naburgs (193-G-90, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Stetson in their game against the University of Miami, Florida in the NCAA. He recorded 9 points. His team was defeated 87-79. Naburgs averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.1apg.

   #10. Venky Jois (201-F-93, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the E.Washington in their game against the Washington State University in the NCAA. He scored 6 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 34 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 88-69. Jois averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.1apg in the nine games.



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Benjamin Ortner selected the top Austrian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Benjamin Ortner
Benjamin Ortner
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-4) crushing them 101-66 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Ortner scored 7 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in only 11 minutes on the court. Montepaschi Siena (2-3) is placed fourth in group B. This year Ortner averages: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg in the three games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Benjamin Ortner in the Euroleague last game. Mahalbasic, who plays in Poland. He could not help Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-4) to beat Montepaschi Siena (2-3). Mahalbasic scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But the sixth-placed Asseco Prokom Gdynia was crushed 101-66 on the road by the higher-ranked Montepaschi Siena (#4) in the group B of Euroleague. Mahalbasic's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 54.2% and FT: 36.4%. He has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U16 international forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1. Kljaic was not able to help Djuro Djakovic (3-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Djuro Djakovic was crushed 84-62 in Darda by the higher-ranked (#3) Vrijednosnice OS. Kljaic scored 13 points and added 3 passes in 40 minutes. It was Djuro Djakovic's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Kljaic's fourth year with the team. This season he averages only 5.5ppg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 38.9% in the six games. Kljaic is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian. Despite he played previously for the Croatian U18 national team, Kljaic played also for the Austrian U16 national team in 2007.

Anton Maresch
Anton Maresch
   #4. Shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 9 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Maresch's overall stats this year are: 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg. He is also Austrian national team player.

Thomas Schreiner
Thomas Schreiner
   #5. International point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Anton Maresch and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Schreiner managed to help B.C. River Andorra in a victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61. He scored 5 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes. It's Schreiner's first season with the team. Schreiner belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6 with 3.7apg. This year he also averages: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.7spg in the six games. Schreiner plays currently for the Austrian national team.

Jason Detrick
Jason Detrick
   #6. Small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to secure a victory for Apollon (0-1) in their game against Sluc Nancy (1-0) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Apollon this season. But Apollon (#3) was badly defeated 81-65 at home by the leading Sluc Nancy in the group G of EuroChallenge. Detrick is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Austrian National Team roster. Detrick used to play for UBC Stahlbau Oberwart Gunners in Austrian league.

Nizar Kapic
Nizar Kapic
   #7. Former U18 international swingman Nizar Kapic (198-92, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Rice (0-0) in their game against the University of St.Thomas, TX (1-0) in the NCAA. He scored 5 points in 16 minutes. It was his first game for Rice this season. The Rice lost 59-72 in a derby game to the University of St.Thomas, TX. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kapic used to play for the Austrian U18 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Ebuka Anyaorah (193-G-90, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the NCAA could not help the N.C.Central (0-0) to beat the Wichita State University (0-0). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Anyaorah scored only 2 points. It was his first game for N.C.Central this season. The N.C.Central was defeated 71-57 on the road by the Wichita State University. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Anyaorah is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Austria.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Jamie Kohn (195-G-89) plays for Tees Valley Mohawks in British EBL D1
Peter Klemm (197-F-85) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga
Michael Kaiser (195-G-82) plays for TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach in German Regionalliga



A Bundesliga Round 7: BC Vienna beats Xion Dukes in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wien. Leader BC Vienna faced their biggest opponent Xion Dukes. Host BC Vienna (7-0) defeated guests from Klosterneuburg (4-3) 79-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Xion Dukes. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Benedikt Danek (176-86) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Undefeated BC Vienna have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Defending champion Xion Dukes dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. BC Vienna are looking forward to face Gmunden Swans (#5) in Gmunden in the next round. Xion Dukes will play at home against the league's second-placed Raiffeisen Wels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 90-58 loss to eighth ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (3-3) in Oberwart. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American power forward Jason Johnson (202-77, college: Tennessee St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Mario Edwards contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) answered with 15 points for Arkadia Lions. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redwell Gunners Oberwart moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gmunden and Kapfenberg. Arkadia Lions lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against St.Polten (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Arkadia Lions will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and hope to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Furstenfeld between Furstenfeld Panthers and St.Polten. Ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (2-4) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked St.Polten (1-5). Furstenfeld Panthers managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 in the fight for the ninth place. It was a great evening for Maurice Pearson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 19 rebounds. At the losing side Martin Kohlmaier responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Furstenfeld Panthers maintains ninth place with 2-4 record. St.Polten at the other side keeps the tenth position with five games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet higher ranked Gussing Knights (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. St.Polten will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#7).

In the last two games of round 7 Gmunden defeated Kapfenberg in Gmunden 98-93. Wels smashed UBSC Graz at home 94-74.


Kapfenberg - Gmunden 93-98

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (3-3) were defeated at home by eighth ranked Gmunden Swans (3-3) 98-93 on Monday. Kapfenberg Bulls trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 32-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 93-98 at the end of the game. Gmunden Swans made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Matthias Mayer (204-81) helped adding 12 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Gmunden Swans' coach Kresimir Basic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side the former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) responded with 35 points (!!!) and American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Five Gmunden Swans and four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Gmunden Swans. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Oberwart and Kapfenberg. Gmunden Swans will meet at home league's leader BC Vienna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: D.Oppland 24+5reb, J.Brown 22+6reb+7ast, R.Poiger 16+2reb, E.Murati 13, M.Mayer 12+13reb+8ast, D.Friedrich 7+1reb+1ast
Kapfenberg: D.Mayes 35+1reb+2ast, M.Sanchez 19+10reb+1ast, G.Woods 17+4reb+8ast, D.Nelson 14+7reb+1ast, J.Dean Shaw 5+2reb+2ast, F.Kramer 3+2reb
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Furstenfeld - St.Polten 82-80

A very close game took place in Furstenfeld between Furstenfeld Panthers and St.Polten. Ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (2-4) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked St.Polten (1-5). Furstenfeld Panthers managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 in the fight for the ninth place. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 19 rebounds. Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) helped adding 17 points. At the losing side the former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Martin Speiser (202-83) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four St.Polten players scored in double figures. Furstenfeld Panthers maintains ninth place with 2-4 record. St.Polten at the other side keeps the tenth position with five games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet higher ranked Gussing Knights (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. St.Polten will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#7).
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Pearson 30+19reb+3ast, S.Grum 17+2reb+1ast, L.O'Neal 9+2reb+8ast, C.Cox 9+3reb+2ast, B.Cresnar 9+9reb+1ast, P.Radakovics 5+2ast
St.Polten: M.Kohlmaier 31+13reb, M.Kovacevic 15+4reb+2ast, M.Speiser 15+6reb+1ast, T.Csebits 12+2reb+7ast, A.Worenz 3+2reb+1ast, I.Bozic 2+2reb
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Oberwart - Arkadia 90-58

Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 90-58 loss to eighth ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (3-3) in Oberwart. The game without a history. Redwell Gunners Oberwart led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Arkadia Lions' 32. They outrebounded Arkadia Lions 39-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American power forward Jason Johnson (202-77, college: Tennessee St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Mario Edwards (191, college: Co.Carolina) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) answered with 15 points and forward Jurica Blazevic (193-94) added 13 points in the effort for Arkadia Lions. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redwell Gunners Oberwart moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gmunden and Kapfenberg. Arkadia Lions lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against St.Polten (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Arkadia Lions will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: C.Gradnigo 17+2reb+2ast, J.Johnson 17+11reb, M.Edwards 15+7reb+3ast, D.Gant 11+4reb+3ast, H.Ochsenhofer 9+3reb+4ast, H.Artner 8
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 15+4reb+1ast, J.Blazevic 13+3reb+2ast, P.Gamaleri 9+3reb+1ast, M.Diesner 7+1reb, M.Graf 5+7reb, R.Vorobyev 4+1reb
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BC Vienna - Klosterneub. 79-74

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wien. Leader BC Vienna faced their biggest opponent Xion Dukes. Host BC Vienna (7-0) defeated guests from Klosterneuburg (4-3) 79-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Xion Dukes. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Benedikt Danek (176-86) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Jason Chappell (208-83, college: Wisconsin) added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five BC Vienna and four Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. BC Vienna have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Defending champion Xion Dukes dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. BC Vienna are looking forward to face Gmunden Swans (#5) in Gmunden in the next round. Xion Dukes will play at home against the league's second-placed Raiffeisen Wels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: S.Ray 16+8reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 14+3reb, S.Stazic 14+3reb, B.Danek 12+5reb+3ast, J.Francois 12+3reb+3ast, I.Boylan 6+2reb+6ast
Klosterneub.: R.Suljanovic 22+6reb+1ast, C.Bobb 16+4reb, J.Chappell 14+10reb+1ast, M.Lanegger 11+8reb+4ast, D.Zeleznik 6+1reb+3ast, K.Payton 5+3reb
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Wels - UBSC Graz 94-74

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-2) smashed at home 6th ranked UBSC Graz (3-4) 94-74 on Sunday. Raiffeisen Wels moved-up to second place. UBSC Graz lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Raiffeisen Wels will meet Xion Dukes (#4) in the next round. UBSC Graz will have a break next round.
gschID: 179599



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  BAHAMAS   


Bennet Davis' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bahamians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary). Davis was the major contributor in a Marso NYKK's victory against the 11th-ranked Kormend (2-5) 97-80 in the Hungarian A Division last Thursday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 10 rebounds. Davis also added and 3 steals. Marso NYKK (3-4) is placed seventh in the A Division. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Davis is currently third on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.9ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.1bpg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(40-71), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 61.8%. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Davis is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan). He led Mitsubishi Dolphins to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Tochigi Brex (2-10) 78-69 in the Japanese JBL on Saturday night. Rolle was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 24 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Rolle's third season in pro basketball. Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (4-8) are placed sixth in the JBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Rolle's first year with the team. Rolle is currently eighth on the list of top scorers with 14.3ppg. This year his other stats are: 6.6rpg, 2FGP: 56.6%(69-122), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 35.0% in the 12 games he played so far. Rolle played for the Bahamas national team in 2007.

Trevor Harvey
Trevor Harvey
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was former U21 international center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A. He could not help Giurgiu (3-4) in their last game. Despite Harvey's good performance Giurgiu lost 72-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#9) Rovinari. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 32 minutes. It was Giurgiu's third consecutive loss in a row. Harvey is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg. This year he also averages: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(34-51), 3FGP: 42.9% in the seven games. Harvey played for the Bahamas U21 national team twelve years ago.

   #4. Forward Edrico McGregor (201-90, currently plays in NCAA1) managed to help The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio in a victory against the College of Holy Cross 60-56 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored only 3 points in 16 minutes. The The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio has 0-0 conference record this season. It's McGregor's first year with the team. This year McGregor averages just 3.5ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Bahamas U18 national team back in 2008.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Golden State Warriors (3-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Golden State Warriors were edged 94-92 on the road by the Sacramento Kings. Thompson was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 39 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Thompson's second season in pro basketball. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg in the seven games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.

   #2. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia) led Nitra to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Prievidza (2-4) 76-65 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Cadot recorded 22 points. BK Edymax SPU Nitra (4-3) is placed fourth in the Extraliga. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Cadot belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #2) and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). This season he has very high stats. Cadot averages: 17.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.7spg.

   #3. Buddy Hield (190-G, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Louisiana at Monroe crushing them 85-51 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He scored 9 points. The The University of Oklahoma has 0-0 conference record this season. Hield has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg.

   #4. Dynile Forbes (188-G-86, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi (3-2) in their game against Clinicas Rincon (3-2) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He scored 7 points in 17 minutes. Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi lost 68-78 in Malaga to the higher-ranked (#5) Clinicas Rincon. This year Forbes averages only 3.5ppg in the two games.

   #5. Mikhail McLean (203-F-91, currently plays in NCAA1) managed to help University of Houston to win against the Florida A&M University 81-76 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded only 2 points. The University of Houston has 0-0 conference record this season. This year McLean averages just 3.5ppg.

   #6. Shaquille Cleare (206-C, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Maryland in their game against the University of Kentucky in the NCAA. Cleare cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team was edged 72-69. This season Cleare averages just 3.5ppg.

   #7. Teron Ferguson (183-G, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Covenant College in their game against the Gardner-Webb University in the GSAC. He scored 6 points in only 11 minutes. His team was crushed by 38 points 77-39 in the GSAC. This year Ferguson averages only 3.5ppg in the two games.

   #8. Shaquille Symonette (198-F, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Montreat Anderson College in their game against the Appalachian State University in the AAC. He recorded 7 points. His team was crushed by 32 points 86-54 in the AAC. This season Symonette averages only 3.5ppg.



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  BELARUS   


Vladimir Veremeenko selected the top Belarusian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in Russia). He contributed to an Unics Kazan's surprising victory against the second-ranked Lokomotiv (3-3) crushing them 75-47 in the Russian PBL in Sunday night's game. Veremeenko recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 16 minutes on the court. Unics Kazan (1-1) is placed eighth in the PBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Veremeenko's fifth year with the team. This season he averages: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg in the two games he played so far. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He played for the Belarusian senior national team five years ago.

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Lithuania). Liutych contributed to an overtime Siauliai's victory against one of league's weakest teams Sakalai (1-4) 75-67 in the Lithuanian LKL last Saturday. He scored 9 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. BC Siauliai (4-0) is placed second in the LKL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Liutych's overall stats this year are: 8.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 55.6%(10-18), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 57.1%. He is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy). Meshcharakou was the major contributor in an AcegasAps TR's victory against the league outsider Upea CdO (0-6) 97-81 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. He scored 22 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Meshcharakou's first season in pro basketball. Acegas Aps Trieste (4-2) is placed fifth in the Lega2. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Meshcharakou's first year with the team. This season his overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 41.5%, 3FGP: 38.5% in the six games. Meshcharakou is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #4. Center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Parakhouski is currently third on the list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg. Parakhouski is also Belarusian national team player.

Dante Stiggers
Dante Stiggers
   #5. International point guard Dante Stiggers (188-82, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Cyprus) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A last Friday. He scored 9 points, made 4 passes and 4 steals in 31 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. Stiggers is ranked second on the list of the best passers in the league and also on the list of most steals (first place). This year his total stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 5.7apg and 4.0spg in the three games. Stiggers is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Belarusian national team. Stiggers used to play for BK Minsk-2006 in Belarusian league.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #6. An experienced center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania) led Mazeikiai to a victory against the closely-ranked Statyba (8-2) 72-63 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) on Friday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mazeikiai (8-2) is placed first in the NKL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Kojenets has averaged so far 9.9ppg and 3.4rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Belarusian senior team three years ago.

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

   #1. Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-4) to beat Khimky (2-0). Yurchyk cannot count it as his best performance. He recorded only 1 points in 8 minutes on the court. BC Nizhny Novgorod lost 82-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Khimky. It was BC Nizhny Novgorod's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Yurchyk averages just 1.0ppg in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.

   #2. Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Elitzur Ramla 76-60 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday. Lioutrine recorded 7 points. Elitzur Yavne (4-0) is placed first in the National League. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. It's Lioutrine's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 4.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3spg. Lioutrine is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Israeli. Despite his Belarusian nationality, Lioutrine previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belarusian team.

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Dmitri Paliashchuk (199-SG-85) plays for Halychyna in Ukrainian Superleague
Heorhi Kandrusevich (197-G/F-78) plays for Ferro-ZNTU in Ukrainian Superleague
Sergey Karpov (200-F-80) plays for Sojuz Zaretchny in Russian Superlaegue
Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84) plays for Ironi Ramat Gan in Israeli National League
Denis Yarets (190-G-89) plays for Desna Bryansk in Russian Higher League
Dimo Jeleznov (202-F/C-88) plays for Tongeren in Belgian Division II
Sergey Volk (186-PG-85) plays for BK Almaty in Kazakhstan D1

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



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  BELGIUM   


Axel Hervelle selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Gescrap BB (5-2) in their last game. Despite Hervelle's very good performance Gescrap BB lost 84-98 on the road to the leading Real Madrid. He recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Gescrap BB's first loss after five consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Hervelle averages: 7.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 53.7% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Jonathan Tabu (184-85, currently plays in Italy). Tabu was the major contributor in Cantu's victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Tabu has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.6apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.5%(13-23), 3FGP: 45.8%(11-24) and FT: 85.7%. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). Van Rossom led CAI Zaragoza to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (4-3) 83-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 20 minutes. CAI Zaragoza (4-3) is placed seventh in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Van Rossom's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 63.6%(14-22), 3FGP: 47.8%(11-23) in the seven games. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #4. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Polpharma (2-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Polpharma was defeated 83-75 in Kolobrzeg by the higher-ranked Kotwica (#8). Lichodzijewski recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Lichodzijewski's total stats this season are: 4.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Polish. Lichodzijewski used to play for the Belgian national team back in 2008.

Marcus Faison
Marcus Faison
   #5. An experienced international guard Marcus Faison (196-78, college: Siena, currently plays in Georgia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider STU (0-4) crushing them 95-42 in a derby game in the Georgian Superleague in Saturday night's game. He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes in only 12 minutes. BC Armia Tbilisi (3-0) is placed second in the Superleague. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Faison's first season with the team. This year Faison's total stats are: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.3apg in the three games. He is a naturalized American. Faison used to play for the Belgian national team last year. He played also for TEC Spirou Charleroi in Belgian league.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #6. Swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-8) in their game against Cheshire Jets (2-6) in the British BBL, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost 73-79 in Chester to the one of league's weakest teams (#11) Cheshire Jets. So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all eight games in the Regular Season. This year Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg in the seven games. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Belgian team three years ago.

Thomas De Thaey
Thomas De Thaey
   #7. U20 international forward Thomas De Thaey (203-91, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Miami University, Ohio crushing them 97-59 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded 10 points in only 9 minutes. The North Carolina State University has 0-0 conference record this season. De Thaey has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3spg in the three games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team last year.

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

   #1. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Fileni BPA Jesi (3-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Hoover's very good performance Fileni BPA Jesi was defeated 88-81 at home by the higher-ranked Novipiu Casale (#4). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Hoover also added 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Hoover has relatively solid stats: 10.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.7spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.

   #2. Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays in NCAA1) led BYU to an easy victory against the Tennessee State University 81-66 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. The Brigham Young University has 0-0 conference record this season. It's Haws' fourth year with the team. This year Haws has relatively solid stats: 10.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.7spg in the six games he played so far.

   #3. Christopher Jones (186-G-90, currently plays in Luxembourg) led Contern to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked T71 (3-5) 71-68 in the Luxembourg Diekirch League last Saturday. Jones was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. Jones also added 3 assists. AB Contern (4-4) is placed fifth in the Diekirch League. Jones is ranked second on the list of the most steals in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.6apg and 2.6spg. Jones has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Luxembourg.

   #4. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) was not able to help JA Vichy (4-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Tshomba's good performance JA Vichy was badly defeated 75-56 on the road by the higher-ranked Orchesien BC (#4). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Tshomba has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3spg.



Division II - Round Ten - by Bert Larsimont

Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) vs. Point Chaud Sprimont: 71-81

The Point Chaud Sprimont' players had to wake up rather early to travel to Charleroi on Sunday morning (the game was scheduled at 11:00 AM). Led by Gaetan Hertay (195-F-88) and Frederic Delsaute (191-F-86) in offense, the visitors of coach Pascal Horrion recorded a second win in a row. Special mention to Serbian talent Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) and Belgian center Boris Penninck (202-C-88) who scored 17 points each for the young Essor/Spirou squad.
Best scorers:
Essor: Y. Siegwarth 8, J. Dedave 5, N. Jankovic 17, J. Stas 7, A. Zuccolini 10, B. Penninck 17, A. Eyenga 7.
Sprimont: R. Delhaye 3, G. Vrancken 12, J.-B. Thome 8, G. Hertay 17, F. Manset 5, F. Delsaute 16, J. Flagothier 4, G. Donnnay 9, A. Bousmanne 7.

Cuva Houthalen vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp: 81-76

The Limburgers of Cuva remain undefeated at home this season. Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, agency: Two Points, college: Centenary, LA), Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) and Brian Tracey (195-F-88) showed the way in the first minutes (16-7). Although the Jantjes, led by former Ethias League player Senne Geukens (190-G-83) and a hard-working Mario Brown (202-F-84, college: Jacksonville), came closer (28-24, 38-31 and 55-50), Cuva kept being in front. Special mention to Dario Clemente (204-C-86) and Bart Maesen (198-F-89) for the winners too. It also seems that Cuva Houthalen is improving in defense.
Score evolution: 26-13, 38-31, 61-54 and 81-76.
Best scorers:
Cuva: C. Koonings 2, R. McCollum 20, J. Westrol 17, B. Tracey 8, D. Clemente 12, B. Maesen 7, O. Hodge 15.
Sint-Jan: V. Haerbos 2, B. Hartshorne 7, S. Geukens 20, V. Kesteloot 6, M. Browne 15, B. Raes 2, N. El Khounchar 7, A. Druwez 9, L. Anthonis 2, P. Smulders 6.

Gembo BBC vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 94-63

Despite not having Domien Loubry (186-G-85) and Yannick Desiron (204-C-92) on the roster, it was a rather easy win for last year's Division II champions of Gembo in this Antwerp derby played at the Sporthal Luisbekelaar in Borgerhout on Saturday evening. Several injured young Giants also did not show up last Saturday. From the very beginning, the hosts gave no chance to the Giants in this game. Gembo was already leading 43-17 at the half. The home side's coach, Stefan Sappenberghs, could miss top scorer Domien Loubry (ankle injury) over the next two or three weeks.

BasKet Tongeren vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut II: 81-92

Nice success away for Patrick Verdun's team! Several efforts in offense by Joeri Moonen (205-F-84) were not enough to stop the young Foxes of Mons Hainaut II. Belfius' forward Loic Schwartz (198-G/F-92) and guard Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) had great performances in this game: they respectively scored 35 and 27 points.
Best scorers:
Tongeren: J. Van Hoecke 3, M. Hendrix 8, K. Doukmani 12, P. Pipeleers 11, H. Baert 10, D. Dillen 6, J. Moonen 21, J. Eskens 10.
Mons Hainaut II: E. Lecomte 27, M. Pretto 2, G. Vlamynck 5, L. Schwartz 35, K. Tumba 10, T. Traversin 8. M. Renard 5.

Kangoeroes Boom vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 100-90

The Kangoeroes had a strong start in the game: 13-4 after just a few minutes and a time-out taken by visiting team's coach Sven Declercq. Led by Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92), BS Waregem came back quickly into the game. They even surpassed Kangoeroes Boom in the second quarter: 34-35. Witse Van Schil (188-G-83) hit several baskets to give his Kangoeroes the lead again before the break. Referees called five technical fouls in the third and fourth quarters. BS Waregem came back to 70-64 but, due to bad options taken and to many successive fouls called against them, could not keep the right tempo. Kangoeroes, led by Dieter Souveryns (193-F/G-83), Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) and Wim Dobbelaere (198-F/C-85) digged the gap: 88-73. Despite last efforts by the visitors and a few doubts in the mind of Kangoeroes' coach Tom Poppe when the scoreboard showed 91-88, the home side remained cold-blooded and eventually won the game. BS Waregem turned the ball over and missed last shots, leaving the Kangoeroes with the win: 100-90 after 40 minutes.
Score evolution: 23-21, 48-42, 78-69 and 100-90.

Best scorers:
Kangoeroes: D. Souveryns 22, S. Bellin 21, W. Dobbelaere 20, D. Dhaens 18, W. Van Schil 13, M. Gorremans 4, K. De Wit 2.
Waregem: A. Steinbach 21, T. Foucart 15, O. Foucart 15, B. Samaey 14, A. Gueye 13, L. Delepeleire 8, S. Dhondt 4.

CEP Fleurus vs. Excelsior Brussels: 70-53

The Black and Yellows of Fleurus started strongly: 9-0. In the first quarter, the CEPmen literally gave no chance to their guests: Ludovic Pourtoit (182-G-88) and Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex) played quickly and Sead Muric (205-C-81) defended well. Although Excelsior's center Stephane Pelle (205-C/F-80, college: Colorado) was well present on the court (despite a foreseen surgery to be undergone in the weeks to come), the shorthanded Brussels' team could not avoid the loss at the Salle Andre Robert last Friday. Excelsior played better in the second quarter but remained 10 units behind at the half: 38-28. CEP's shooting machine Thomas Bauwens (192-F-86) was almost unstoppable and hit great shots from long range. His mate Ludo Pourtoit followed the example and, together with Louis Hazard (199-F-94), Christian Ilongo and Christian Manzanza (193-F-85, college: Peninsula JC), gave CEP Fleurus a new win. To the joy of CEP Fleurus' coach Paul Vervaeck , all CEP players strictly followed the instructions he had given before and during the game. Excelsior's coach Serge Crevecoeur and his staff were disappointed and agreed that it had not been a good day for their team last Friday. Emmanuel Mampuya (200-F/C-79, agency: Promotex, back injury) and Jonathan Kabangu (191-F-87) should still be missed for a few weeks on the Excelsior's side.
Score evolution: 19-6, 38-28, 55-38 and 70-53.
Best scorers:
CEP: K. Jonniaux 2, C. Manzanza 8, L. Pourtoit 14, A. Chada 8, T. Bauwens 22, L. Hazard 6, C. Ilongo 10.
Excelsior: N. Verrept 2, M. Depuydt 6, J. Van Haevermaet 13, G. De Pooter 4, L. Maesfrancx 14, J. De Schepper 7, S. Semijejero 7.

Sint-Niklase Condors vs. Gent Dragons: 66-73 (played on 2012-10-31)

This derby was played at the Sporthal De Witte Molen in Sint-Niklaas on Wednesday, Oct. 31st. The local team always trailed behind the Dragons who could have made their life easier if they had not missed free-throws and had been more concentrated in the last minutes of the game. Bjorn De Beukeleer (185-G/F-89) brought the Condors closer in the last quarter (59-66) but the Klaasjes were never able to tie the game or take the lead. Gent Dragons' scorer Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) was sick but, although he was not in the starting five, played and scored 15 points in the game.
Score evolution: 17-20, 37-41, 50-60 and 66-73.
Best scorers:

Condors: N/A
Dragons: B. Heinle 12, R. Spaens 14, L. Tielens 11, T. Van De Vondel 15, M. Van Gelder 7, L. Enobokhare 11, C. Tshimuanga 3.

Bye: BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde



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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. Bosna 2-2 
 7. Servitium 2-2 
 8. Leotar 1-3 
 9. Kakanj 1-3 
 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. 11: Bosna - Kakanj 94-75
Nov. 10: Mladost - Vogosca 88-66
Nov. 10: Varda HE - Posusje 85-79
Nov. 11: Servitium - Leotar 79-75
Nov. 10: Capljina - Borac Nektar 79-62
Nov. 10: Radnik B. - Zrinjski HT 77-66

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: Zrinjski HT - Bosna
Nov. 17: Borac Nektar - Radnik B.
Nov. 17: Leotar - Capljina
Nov. 17: Vogosca - Servitium
Nov. 17: Posusje - Mladost
Nov. 17: Kakanj - Varda HE


Zack Wright selected the top Bosnian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in Eurocup). Wright was the major contributor in a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the closely-ranked Cibona (0-1) 64-56 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Spartak St.Petersburg this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team is placed second in the Eurocup. Wright is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely Wright has never played in Bosnia.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Germany. He could not help ALBA Berlin (2-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Djedovic's very good performance the third-placed ALBA Berlin was edged 78-76 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Djedovic also added 7 rebounds. This season Djedovic averages: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 40.7%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 68.8%. He is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Mirza Teletovic
Mirza Teletovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Mirza Teletovic (206-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in NBA). Teletovic managed to help Brooklyn Nets to win against the Orlando Magic (2-4) crushing them 107-68 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets have 3-2 record this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Teletovic's overall stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3FGP: 27.3%. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zlatko Jovanovic
Zlatko Jovanovic
   #4. Point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in EuroChallenge) led his Romanian team Timisoara to a victory against the third-ranked Kormend (0-1) 75-65 in the EuroChallenge last Tuesday. Jovanovic recorded 13 points and added 5 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 22 minutes. It was his first game for Timisoara this season. His team is placed first in group F. Jovanovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2009.

Esmir Rizvic
Esmir Rizvic
   #5. Former international center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked LTHcast Mercator (1-3) crushing them 91-61 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. KK Maribor Messer (3-1) is placed first in the Telemach League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Rizvic's first season with the team. Rizvic has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg and 5.3rpg in the four games he played so far. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

Sasa Vasiljevic
Sasa Vasiljevic
   #6. An experienced point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague was not able to help Halychyna (9-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Halychyna lost 78-85 at home to the lower-ranked (#8) Kryvbasbasket. Vasiljevic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in 33 minutes. This year Vasiljevic's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 5.5apg and 1.2spg in the 13 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Ernest Bremer
Ernest Bremer
   #7. International guard Ernest Bremer (194-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Fenerbahce Ulker (4-1) in their game against Karsiyaka (4-1) in the Turkish TBL. Bremer scored 6 points. Fenerbahce Ulker was defeated 72-66 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Karsiyaka (#3). They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Bremer's total stats this season are: 4.0ppg and 2.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Bremer used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team last year. He played also for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

Ante Masic
Ante Masic
   #8. Forward Ante Masic (200-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Cibona (4-4) in their game against Radnicki KG (4-4) in the Adriatic League. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night Masic was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Masic's total stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 3.1rpg. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Goran Ikonic
Goran Ikonic
   #9. International guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasa Vasiljevic and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Ikonic couldn't help Halychyna (9-4) in their game against Kryvbasbasket (6-7). Despite his good performance last Friday He recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Ikonic's total stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #10. Center Ognjen Kuzmic (215-90, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help FIATC Joventut (4-3) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (4-3) in the Spanish ACB. Kuzmic recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. FIATC Joventut was defeated in an overtime 89-84 on their home court in Badalona by the higher-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#8). Kuzmic's total stats this season are: 6.0ppg and 5.6rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. International guard Henry Domercant (194-80, college: E.Illinois, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot crushing them 94-65 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. Domercant recorded only 3 points. It was his first game for Galatasaray this season. Domercant is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Apparently Domercant has never played in Bosnia.

   #12. Former international point guard Terell Castle (182-72, agency: Court Side, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Sweden) led Eco Orebro to a victory over the seventh-ranked 08 Stockholm 90-72 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Castle scored 27 points (!!!), had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 30 minutes. Castle is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers with 4.7apg. He also averaged so far 15.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.8spg in the 10 games. Castle is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2007. Castle played also for BC Igokea Partizan Aleksandrovac in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

   #13. International point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams OKK Beograd in their game against Borac in the Serbian A League, despite his very good performance on Saturday night. He was the top scorer with 19 points in 25 minutes. But his team was edged 82-80. This year Nesovic has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.8apg in the five games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

   #14. International center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to a Banvit BK's victory against the tenth-ranked Mersin 71-60 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Bajramovic scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His total stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg. Bajramovic plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #15. International center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Russia) couldn't help Enisey Krasnoyarsk in their game against Lokomotiv in the Russian PBL, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He was the top scorer with 16 points in a mere 18 minutes. But his team was crushed by 29 points 93-64. Kikanovic is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers with 9.5ppg. This year his other stats are: 4.3rpg in the four games. Kikanovic is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

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

   #1. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Russian team Khimky to a victory over the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (2-3) 79-67 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Planinic scored 18 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 33 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-2) is placed third in group A. Planinic is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers with 6.2apg. He also averaged so far 13.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2spg in the five games he played so far. Planinic has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #2. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Turkey) was the main contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 13th-ranked Besiktas (0-4) 83-74 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL last Monday. He was MVP of the game. Bogdanovic recorded 18 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (4-1) is placed fourth in the TBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 12.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #3. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked UCAM Murcia (3-4) 79-64 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Begic scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. Real Madrid (7-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Begic averages: 5.0ppg and 3.3rpg in the seven games. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Turkey) faced previously mentioned Bojan Bogdanovic in the Turkish TBL last game. Markota, who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Besiktas (3-2) in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance Besiktas was defeated 83-74 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (#4). Markota was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Markota's first year with the team. This season Markota averages: 8.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.8apg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, currently plays in EuroChallenge) contributed to a Sodertalje Kings' victory against the closely-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (0-1) 74-68 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. He was MVP of the game. Bizaca recorded 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. It was his first game for Sodertalje Kings this season. His team is placed second in group C. Bizaca belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #6.

   #6. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to help Khimik in their game against DniproAzot in the Ukrainian Superleague, despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Sehovic also added 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. But his team lost 78-83. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.7apg in the 12 games. Sehovic has dual citizenship: Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #7. Simo Atanackovic (206-F-90, currently plays in Slovenia) helped Elektra win their game against the eighth-ranked Grosuplje 68-64 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Saturday night. Atanackovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in 34 minutes. Atanackovic has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.5spg in the four games. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities. Despite Atanackovic's Bosnia and Herzegovina passport, he previously played for the Slovenian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina team.

   #8. Mirza Hrncic (203-F/C-86, currently plays in Croatia) helped Vrijednosnice OS win their game against the closely-ranked Djuro Djakovic crushing them 84-62 in the Croatian A1 on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Hrncic scored 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Hrncic has relatively good stats this season: 11.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2spg.

   #9. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Croatian team Cedevita edge the league leader Igokea 78-76 in the Adriatic League last Monday. Suton recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. This season he averages only 2.4ppg. Suton holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian passports.

   #10. Mato Peraica (203-C-81, currently plays in Croatia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mirza Hrncic and both played together in the last Croatian A1 game. Peraica was the major contributor in a Vrijednosnice OS's victory against the closely-ranked Djuro Djakovic crushing them 84-62. He scored 17 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 34 minutes. Peraica belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #8 with 15.7ppg. This year he also averages: 5.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Bakovic, Posusje23.3 
 2. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.21.0 
 3. Tresac, Varda HE20.3 
 4. Hot, Vogosca19.0 
 5. Tuljkovic, Vogosca18.8 
 6. Bjelica, Capljina18.8 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.5 
 8. Bijelic, Mladost17.5 
 9. Peljto, Kakanj17.0 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.16.8 
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. Hadzifejzovi., Ka.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nemanja KOVACEVIC
  Capljina
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Kovacevic, Capljina6.3 
 2. Radovanovic, Radni.6.0 
 3. Bakovic, Posusje6.0 
 4. Hot, Vogosca6.0 
 5. Kascelan, Leotar5.7 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj5.3 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.3 
 8. Hodzic, Bosna4.8 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.3 
 10. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dino HODZIC
  Bosna
  (190-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Hodzic, Bosna3.3 
 2. Hot, Vogosca3.0 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina2.3 
 4. Peljto, Kakanj2.3 
 5. Kastratovic, Varda2.3 
 6. Knezevic, Mladost2.0 
 7. Lovric, Posusje2.0 
 8. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT2.0 
 9. Bakovic, Posusje1.8 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nermin BUZA
  Bosna
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Buza, Bosna1.7 
 2. Leric, Bosna1.0 
 3. Popovic, Capljina0.8 
 4. Velimirovic, Mlado.0.8 
 5. Bijelic, Mladost0.8 
 6. Hot, Vogosca0.8 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.0.8 
 8. Mustapic, Posusje0.8 
 9. Lalovic, Zrinjski.0.8 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar0.7 



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Eder Araujo sign with Hebraica from Uruguay - by Paulo Freire (T)

The Hebraica Macabi basketball team from Uruguay, returned from the South American League and hired experienced brazilian center Eder Araujo of 2.11 tall. He is a player of similar characteristics to Hatila Passos, the other brazilian on the team.

Eder Araujo Gorges (212-C/F-81, college: Walsh, OH) came in from Mogi das Cruzes team. He made his career playing almost all the times out of Brazil, so Eder can give an international experience for Hebraica.



Palmeiras change their coach - by Paulo Freire (T)

Coach Joao Padola, who led S.E. Palmeiras to the classification for the NBB via the runner-up of Brazil Cup and just won the Silver Series of the Paulista State Championship, was fired 12 days before to their NBB debut. His replacement will be the Spanish Arturo Alvarez .

Born in Asturias, Alvarez was coach of the Paraguayan NT for three seasons, with the high point of his career that have rated male and female selections in the America's Cup in 2010, with a good performance in the South American Championships. Despite this, Arturo does not bring in his resume, an experience as head coach on the teams of ACB League or its smaller divisions.



Suzano makes some moves at their roster. - by Paulo Freire (T)

The Suzano/Campestre/Instituto Rato basketball team began a transition change in the roster aiming at preparation for the NBB, which starts on November 23. This week, a few players were dismissed from the team. Managers decided to cut Tiaguinho Nigro (189-G-89, college: Wayland Baptist), Daniel Nigro (91) and Leonardo Pereira (90).

The managers are looking forward to find new players to strengthen the group. The first two new signs came from Santos team.
Power forward Ricardo Gaspar (202-F-84) and point guard Jefferson Campos (190-G-91) are the new faces on the Suzano/Campestre/Instituto Rato team.

Gaspar has 2.02 m and was one of the highlights of the Paulista State. In 23 matches, the player has averaged nearly 34 minutes on the court, 12.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1 assists and 1.39 block per game. Gaspar in his career played for Saldanha da Gama, Vitria, Vila Velha, Bauru, Americana, among others.

Jefferson Campos was also playing in Santos, and had in his resume played for Vila Velha, Paulistano and Jacarei. He is a fast point guard and now is more experienced.





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  CANADA   


Dacin Tigers add King to their roster, ex Kebs de Laval - by Tomek (T)

Dacin Tigers (SBL) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Taylor King (203-105kg-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: Elite Talent Exchange). He played last season at Kebs de Laval in Canadian NBL. In 9 NBL Canada games last year he recorded 6.1ppg and 2.8rpg. King also played at London Lightning in Canadian NBL Canada that season. In 22 games he averaged 6.0ppg and 2.8rpg. His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals.
King was voted All-NAIA D1 1st Team in 2011 at his college time.
King graduated from Concordia University at Irvine in 2011 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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BUKAROS WON THE SECOND , SERIES TIED 1-1 - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros had a perfect strategy to defeat Guerreros in the second game of the final playoffs, the Bukaros coaching staff had a great reading of the situations and in the second game used its strengths in the paint with Hernandez and Marriaga to get the victory, Guerreros did not found a way to score, Stalin Ortiz with 20 pts was the only Guerreros player with double figures.
Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) with 20 points including 4 three pointers and thunderous dunk leaded the Bukaros, Jeffrei Addai had 18 and Miguel Marriaga 16 and 12 rebounds.
The game three will be played tonight in Bucaramanga


GUERREROS 52 - S. Ortiz 20 pts
BUKAROS 80 - C. SIlva 20 pts.



BUKAROS WON THE GAME 3, LEADS THE PLAYOFF 2-1 - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros won a hard game at his home, the yellow squad faced a true challenge of the Guerreros in the first half, but in the second the inspiration of Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) was the key to guide the Bukaros to win the third game.
Guerreros defense over Miguel Marriaga was good enough to limited him to 4 points, Guerreros found in Rashad Bell and Stalin Ortiz the true leaders in the half, but entering the second half Bukaros choose to involve more Miguel Marriaga in the offensive getting Shawn Malloy in foul trouble, however Guerreros thanks to their 7 three pointers in the half keep close and had some leads at times.
But in the last 54 seconds a turnover of Guerreros and a distraction in defense allowed Cesar Silva to score 4 points to give a 4 points lead to Bukaros with 8 seconds left in the clock.
A forced three points shot of Guerreros Bell at the buzzer did not enter the basket and Bukaros won the game three to take a 2-1 lead in the playoff.
Bukaros 83 - C. Silva 27 pts, M. Marriaga 15 pts
Guerreros 79 - R. Bell 21, S. Ortiz 20.

Bukaros leads 2-1



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Zagreb 6-0 
 2. Kvarner 2010 5-1 
 3. Darda 3-3 
 4. Jolly 3-3 
 5. Krizevci 3-3 
 6. Djuro Djakovic 3-3 
 7. Zabok 2-4 
 8. Alkar Sinj 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 83-67
Nov. 10: Kvarner 2010 - Alkar Sinj 69-55

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 17: Djuro Djakovic - Dubrovnik
Nov. 17: Alkar Sinj - Darda
Nov. 17: Krizevci - Kvarner 2010
Nov. 17: Zabok - KK Zagreb
Nov. 17: Osjecki Sokol - Jolly


Croatian A1 round 6 best performance: Ronald Ross - by Eurobasket News

American guard Ronald Ross (188-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Jolly, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Zabok (#7, 2-4) 84-70. Jolly is placed at 4th position in Croatian A1. Jolly is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Ross had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Jolly and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Texas Tech University star has very solid stats this year. Ross is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.0ppg), assists (3rd best: 4.2apg) and averages impressive 2.8spg and 43.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Marino Sarlija (207-C/F-89) of Djuro Djakovic. Sarlija had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Djuro Djakovic lost that game 62-84 to the higher-ranked Darda (3-3). This loss caused Djuro Djakovic to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sarlija is a newcomer at Djuro Djakovic and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Mislav Peric (191-G-88) of Dubrovnik (#10). Peric scored 28 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Peric's great performance Dubrovnik lost 84-90 to slightly higher-ranked Osjecki Sokol (#9, 2-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Dubrovnik can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Peric he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Peric has individually a great season in Croatia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 12.5ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 2.5rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike James (185-G-90) of KK Zagreb - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Bruno Sundov (221-C-80) of Osjecki Sokol - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ivan Tomeljak (194-G-79) of Osjecki Sokol - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Mirza Hrncic (203-F/C-86) of Darda - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Luka Petkovic (190-G-88) of Jolly - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mato Peraica (203-C-81) of Darda - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) of Darda - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb22.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly20.8 
 3. Lez, Zabok20.0 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci17.8 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.17.5 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201015.8 
 8. Peraica, Darda15.7 
 9. Butorac, Jolly14.7 
 10. Skific, Kvarner13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.3 
 2. Massamba, Djuro D.7.0 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 5. Krapic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok5.7 
 7. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.5 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.5 
 9. Zganec, KK Zagreb5.5 
 10. Price, Osjecki So.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.7 
 2. Panduric, Darda4.5 
 3. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.2 
 4. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 5. Glavinic, Darda3.8 
 6. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.5 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.5 
 8. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 9. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 10. Petkovic, Jolly3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.8 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.3 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.2 
 4. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 5. Skific, Kvarner1.8 
 6. Panduric, Darda1.8 
 7. Zivkovic, Djuro D.1.8 
 8. Radic, Kvarner 20101.8 
 9. Krivec, Kvarner1.7 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Jolly
  (--90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Cakarun, Jolly1.5 
 2. Najev, Dubrovnik1.3 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.0 
 4. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 5. Bundovic, Zabok0.8 
 6. Diminic, Zabok0.7 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 8. James, KK Zagreb0.5 
 9. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.5 
 10. Kozic, Osjecki So.0.5 



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Etha adds Aaron Johnson - by Dr. Nasios Orinos (T)

Etha announces signing of Italian-American Aaron Johnson (203-F/C-83, college: N.Mexico).



Aaron is 2.03 cm tall and plays the Power forward and Center position. He is distinguished for his dynamic inside game and good rebounding. In 2011-2012 Aaron was in San Severo Italy in which he averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds in 19 games. In February 2012 he moved to C. B. Murcia Spain.

Aaron had also played in the NCAA, Latvia and Holland.



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Mulamba adding international flavour to Jacksonvilla Giants - by Gianni Pascucci (T)

The ABA Champion team Jacksonville Giants opens its season on the road on November22 vs. the Bahama All Pro Show. The real novelty in its roster ie the addition of Congolese player Josue Mulamba (6'10''-C-88, college: Imperial Valley JC), who has yet played some preseason games together with Jermaine Bell (7'0''-C-84, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Indian Hills CC) in the same line up. Mulamba is a true 6-10 player with long arms who can play in 4 and 5 positions as well. Plus, he speaks five languages and has been the team's comedian on the court. He played for Imperial Valley College of the California JuCo league last season, where he averaged over 15 points 9 rebounds and 3 blocks per game. He's expected to get him some great recognition this year.


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UTEC and San Marcos advance to Final Series - by Jaime Arevalo

UTEC and San Marcos won First Division-Clausura Semifinals with a 2-0 sweep advancuing to Final Series, but it wasn' t a so easy job.
In the second, decisive game UTEC defeated Denver, 90-83 at the end of a battled game. Julio Mancia (202-C-80) led the UTEC with 22 points, followed by David Johnson (193-F-85, college: SE Missouri St.), who scored 19. Carlos Alas (181-G-79) scored 22 pts he too in losing effort, the other Denver top scorer was Bob Hunter (193-F-76) at 15 pts.
At the other side, San Marcos prevaied over ExSal in Game 2, 94-77, and Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) was anothr time more the man of the game scoring 43 points. Carlos Arias (200-F/C-89) added 20 at the winning side, Jose Miguel Torres (184-G/F-91) led ExSal with 22 pts, followed by Guillermo Ochoa (190-F-93), who scored 10 pts
The Finals start on Thursday, Nov 15 night. Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday 17.



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Marcus Banks agreed with Panathinaikos - by Giorgos Diploidis (T)

Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) agreed in terms with the team of Panathinaikos Athens The club of Athens after the bad start in this season basically in Euroleague was looking for a player to help them in the position of guards which was decided that the should become stronger so they came to a deal with Marcus Banks.

Banks last season played for Idaho Stampede until March when he had an injury. Since then he had 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 5.0apg in 19 matches. The player in his carrear in NBA played for Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors





Marcus Banks agreed with Panathinaikos - by Giorgos Diploidis (T)

Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) agreed in terms with the team of Panathinaikos Athens The club of Athens after the bad start in this season basically in Euroleague was looking for a player to help them in the position of guards which was decided that the should become stronger so they came to a deal with Marcus Banks.

Banks last season played for Idaho Stampede until March when he had an injury. Since then he had 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 5.0apg in 19 matches. The player in his career in NBA played for Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors




Olympiacos officially releases Dorsey - by Ermay Duran

Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus has officially released center Joey Dorsey (206-C/F-83, college: Memphis) prior to Thursday's road game against EA7 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, ending their relationship two weeks after he criticized the organization and stopped playing with the team. Joey Dorsey arrived to Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus before last season's Top 16 and helped the Reds to win the Euroleague and the Greek League titles for the first time since 1997. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus already found his replacement in Josh Powell, who inked a deal with the Reds earlier on this week and was registered for Euroleague duty earlier Wednesday. Joey Dorsey averaged 3.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 3 Euroleague games this season. "I want to thank Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus, my teammates and my coaches for my experience in Greece the last 10 months. We achieved some amazing things, that I will always treasure. I realize that my behavior was wrong and speaking and acting like I did was something I deeply regret and I honestly want to apologize personally to every single member of the team," Joey Dorsey said in a farewell statement. "I want to wish everybody in the club the best of luck for the rest of the season."

News released via Euroleague.net Wednesday, November 07, 2012



ASSECO PROKOM adds English big man Richards - by Ermay Duran

Asseco Prokom Gdynia added another big body to its frontline by signing Englishman Ryan Richards (212-C/F-91, agency: Interperformances). Terms of the contract were not released. Ryan Richards (2.12 meters, 21 years old) is a product of the La Caja Gran Canaria Las Palmas youth system and has also spent time on loan to Dexia Mons Hainuat in Belgium and BBC Monthey in Switzerland. Prokom will be his first Euroleague team. The club hopes to have Ryan Richards ready to make his debut on Friday against Montepaschi Siena.

transaction announced Tuesday, November 06, 2012 via Euroleague.net




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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anton GAVEL
  SVK
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Gavel, SVK25.9 
 2. Teletovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Davis, AZE22.7 
 4. Gortat, POL21.1 
 5. Jerebko, SWE20.3 
 6. Koponen, FIN19.9 
 7. Casspi, ISR19.5 
 8. Stefansson, ISL18.5 
 9. Markoishvili, GEO18.0 
 10. Haciyeva, AZE17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  AZE
  (200-PF-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Haciyeva, AZE12.5 
 2. Gortat, POL11.6 
 3. Shima, ALB9.6 
 4. Baeringsson, ISL9.2 
 5. King, CYP9.1 
 6. Sanikidze, GEO9.1 
 7. Hysenagolli, ALB8.3 
 8. Smeulders, NED8.3 
 9. Simmons, BUL8.3 
 10. Talts, EST8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  USA
  (195-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Wright, BIH7.4 
 2. Kudrautsau, BLR5.6 
 3. Jansen, NED5.3 
 4. Ohayon, ISR5.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, GEO5.1 
 6. Gavel, SVK5.1 
 7. Massamba, SWE5.0 
 8. Preldzic, TUR5.0 
 9. Fernandes, POR4.9 
 10. Teodosic, SRB4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Manuchar MARKOISHVILI
  GEO
  (196-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Markoishvili, GEO2.9 
 2. Davis, AZE2.7 
 3. Jones, LUX2.6 
 4. Wright, BIH2.5 
 5. Dasic, MNT2.5 
 6. Hanga, HUN2.3 
 7. Razis, CYP2.3 
 8. Tsintsadze, GEO2.3 
 9. Kotti, FIN2.0 
 10. Bashak, AZE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  UKR
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kravtsov, UKR2.5 
 2. Gortat, POL2.3 
 3. Cusin, ITA1.6 
 4. Rindin, AZE1.5 
 5. Erden, TUR1.5 
 6. Tyus, ISR1.4 
 7. Berzins, LAT1.4 
 8. Varbanov, BUL1.4 
 9. Parakhouski, BLR1.3 
 10. Simmons, BUL1.3 



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Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  CRO
  (208-F/C-94)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Saric, CRO25.6 
 2. Rebec, SLO18.6 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL16.7 
 4. Jaiteh, FRA16.6 
 5. Agravanis, GRE16.4 
 6. Larsen, DEN15.7 
 7. Tessitori, ITA15.3 
 8. Hrovat, SLO15.3 
 9. Brzoja, CRO15.0 
 10. Sipahi, TUR14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhammadou JAITEH
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jaiteh, FRA11.6 
 2. Saric, CRO10.1 
 3. Kulagin, RUS8.5 
 4. Krestininas, LTU8.3 
 5. Jankovic, SRB8.2 
 6. Larsen, DEN8.2 
 7. Agravanis, GRE7.5 
 8. Diop, ESP7.2 
 9. Chassang, FRA7.1 
 10. Gromovs, LAT6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Karamfilov, BUL5.7 
 2. Rebec, SLO5.5 
 3. Sipahi, TUR5.3 
 4. Radicevic, SRB5.1 
 5. Annaev, RUS4.6 
 6. Perez, ESP4.1 
 7. Imbro, ITA3.6 
 8. Saric, CRO3.3 
 9. Mavra, CRO3.2 
 10. Diaz, ESP3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  (196-G-94)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hrovat, SLO2.7 
 2. Mustapic, CRO2.6 
 3. Karamfilov, BUL2.4 
 4. Brzoja, CRO2.3 
 5. Annaev, RUS2.1 
 6. Imbro, ITA2.1 
 7. Karamalegkos, GRE1.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL1.9 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR1.8 
 10. Saric, CRO1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Amedeo TESSITORI
  (204-PF-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tessitori, ITA2.3 
 2. Gromovs, LAT2.2 
 3. Diop, ESP2.0 
 4. Agravanis, GRE1.8 
 5. Chassang, FRA1.6 
 6. Saric, CRO1.6 
 7. Kanygin, RUS1.4 
 8. Zagreba, UKR1.4 
 9. Krestininas, LTU1.2 
 10. Saiz, ESP1.1 



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  FRANCE   

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. 6: CFBB - Rueil 70-109
Nov. 10: Monaco - La Rochelle 58-72
Nov. 10: Blois - CFBB 102-81

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Chartres - Challans
Nov. 17: Cognac - Quimper
Nov. 17: La Rochelle - Blois
Nov. 17: Vichy - Monaco
Nov. 17: Rennes - Sorgues
Nov. 17: St Chamond - Souffel
Nov. 17: CFBB - Angers BC 49
Nov. 17: Lievin - Roche
Nov. 17: Rueil - Orchy


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Le Mans 5-1 
 2. Gravelines 4-2 
 3. Strasbourg 4-2 
 4. Paris-Levallois 4-2 
 5. Chalon 4-2 
 6. Cholet 4-2 
 7. ASVEL 4-2 
 8. Boulazac 3-3 
 9. Dijon 3-3 
 10. Nanterre 3-3 
 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. 12: Boulazac - Chalon 77-69
Nov. 10: Le Mans - Gravelines 76-61
Nov. 10: Nancy - Cholet 75-89
Nov. 10: Le Havre - Dijon 73-77

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 17: Chalon - Cholet
Nov. 17: Limoges - Poitiers
Nov. 17: Gravelines - Nancy
Nov. 17: Orleans - Le Havre
Nov. 17: Strasbourg - Roanne
Nov. 17: Dijon - Le Mans
Nov. 17: ASVEL - Paris-Levallois
Nov. 17: Nanterre - Boulazac


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. Thomas, Vichy15.3 
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. Diame, Rueil8.0 
 6. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 7. Sall, Rennes7.8 
 8. Inglis, CFBB7.8 
 9. Avramovic, Chart.7.6 
 10. Cole, La Rochelle7.4 
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, Quimper4.3 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.0 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper2.7 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.7 
 4. Bennett, Monaco2.6 
 5. Herard, Challans2.5 
 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, Rueil2.1 
 4. Tornato, Blois1.7 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.4 
 6. Kolb, Quimper1.4 
 7. Ben Driss, Rennes1.3 
 8. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois1.2 
 10. Cazenobe, Souffel1.2 


ProA Round 6: Gravelines-Dunkerque loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

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

Round 6 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Le Mans where host Le Mans (5-1) beat league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-2) 76-61 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Le Mans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Le Mans outrebounded Gravelines-Dunkerque 38-27 including 24 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Ousmane Camara (202-89) who recorded 13 points and 5 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Le Mans. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Sluc Nancy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked JDA Dijon on the road.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (4-2) against tenth ranked Boulazac Basket (3-3) on Monday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was defeated by Boulazac Basket in a tough game in Boulazac 69-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. It was a good game for American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Osiris Eldridge contributed with 20 points for the winners. American forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds for Chalon/Saor. Boulazac Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Dijon and Nanterre. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Boulazac Basket will play against JSF Nanterre (#10) on the road in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against Cholet (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked JSF Nanterre 94-64. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 30-point difference suggests that Chorale de Roanne is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. Pape-Philippe Amagou scored 16 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was David Lighty with 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chorale de Roanne (2-4) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser JSF Nanterre dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Dijon and Boulazac. Chorale de Roanne will meet higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play against Boulazac Basket (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where higher ranked Strasbourg IG (4-2) lost to fifteenth ranked Poitiers (2-4) in a road game 70-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. Lamine Kante notched 20 points to lead the effort. Poitiers moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#13) on the road. Strasbourg IG will play against Chorale de Roanne (#14).

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Limoges was defeated by Paris-Levallois in a road game 84-74. Le Havre was beaten by Dijon at home 73-77. Orleans lost to ASVEL on the opponent's court 80-92. Nancy unfortunately lost to Cholet in a home game 75-89.


Boulazac - Chalon 77-69

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (4-2) against tenth ranked Boulazac Basket (3-3) on Monday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was defeated by Boulazac Basket in a tough game in Boulazac 69-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. Chalon/Saor was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 49-40 second half run of Boulazac Basket. It was a good game for American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import guard Osiris Eldridge (191-88, college: Illinois St.) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Joffrey Lauvergne (210-91) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Chalon/Saor. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Dijon and Nanterre. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Boulazac Basket will play against JSF Nanterre (#10) on the road in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against Cholet (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chalon: S.Williams 20+9reb+3ast, B.Rush 12+3reb+3ast, J.Lauvergne 11+11reb, B.Schilb 10+2reb+3ast, S.Tchicamboud 6+7reb+5ast, N.Lang 4
Boulazac: O.Eldridge 20+3reb+3ast, T.Dubiez 18+2reb+1ast, A.McKenzie 14+13reb+2ast, D.Monroe 10+6reb+2ast, D.Ramseier 6, A.Kerckhof 4+3reb+5ast
gschID: 178886


Paris-Levallois - Limoges 84-74

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (2-4) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Paris-Levallois (4-2) 84-74. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 28-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois forced 20 Limoges CSP Elite turnovers. American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) notched 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) supported him with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 18 points and 8 rebounds by naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) did not help to save the game for Limoges CSP Elite. The former international guard Joseph Gomis (180-78) added 16 points and 5 assists. Limoges CSP Elite's coach tested eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Paris-Levallois moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Limoges CSP Elite lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with four games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Limoges CSP Elite will play against Poitiers (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: N.Boungou Colo 18+8reb+2ast, J.Gomis 16+4reb+5ast, A.Tsamis 13+4reb+1ast, J.Mipoka 7+3reb+1ast, E.Bavcic 7+1reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 6+2reb+1ast
Paris-Levallois: S.May 25+7reb+2ast, A.Diot 17+2reb+3ast, J.Williams 12+7reb+6ast, G.Oniangue 8+1reb, A.Albicy 7+7ast, M.N'Doye 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178891


Roanne - Nanterre 94-64

Bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fifth-ranked JSF Nanterre 94-64. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 30-point difference suggests that Chorale de Roanne is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. The game without a history. Chorale de Roanne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while JSF Nanterre only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American-Danish guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 20 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) with 13 points and the former international forward Stephen Brun (202-80) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Five Chorale de Roanne and four JSF Nanterre 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. Chorale de Roanne (2-4) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser JSF Nanterre dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Dijon and Boulazac. Chorale de Roanne will meet higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play against Boulazac Basket (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: D.Lighty 13+4reb+2ast, T.Meacham 12+1reb+4ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 11+2reb+2ast, S.Brun 11+5reb+2ast, C.Oliver 8+2reb+3ast, C.Warren 5+1reb+3ast
Roanne: A.Voskuil 20+2reb+2ast, P.Amagou 16+3reb+7ast, C.Collins 11+3reb+1ast, M.Howard 10+5reb+1ast, D.Kecman 10+5reb+1ast, R.Reid 8+1reb
gschID: 178890


Le Havre - Dijon 73-77

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked JDA Dijon and 9th ranked STB Le Havre had identical 2-3 record. But STB Le Havre was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from JDA Dijon 77-73. 24 personal fouls committed by STB Le Havre helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard T.J. Campbell (175-88, college: Portland) notched 14 points and 6 assists to lead the effort and center Ferdinand Prenom (205-91) supported him with 15 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 20 points and 7 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) by American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) did not help to save the game for STB Le Havre. His fellow American import center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) added 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. JDA Dijon (3-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Nanterre and Boulazac. STB Le Havre lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be league's leader Le Mans at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. STB Le Havre will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#16).
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.King 20+4reb+7ast, G.Brown 14+6reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 13+1ast, V.Moldoveanu 10+6reb+1ast, G.Pitard 9+4reb+1ast, B.Fofana 3+3reb
Dijon: F.Prenom 15+2reb+2ast, T.Campbell 14+3reb+6ast, J.Leloup 13+4reb, A.Harris 9+4reb+4ast, L.Aboudou 7+1reb, Z.Moss 6+6reb
gschID: 178889


ASVEL - Orleans 92-80

Very expected game when 14th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (1-5) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (4-2) 92-80. The game was mostly controlled by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Entente Orleans 45 was better in third quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Entente Orleans 45's 34. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Entente Orleans 45 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) notched 17 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Five ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach Pierre Vincent allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points by American forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) did not help to save the game for Entente Orleans 45. His fellow American import forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Entente Orleans 45 at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's next round opponent will be Paris-Levallois (#4) at home. Entente Orleans 45 will play against STB Le Havre (#12).
Top scorers:
Orleans: C.Green 20+3reb+3ast, J.Young 16+4reb+1ast, B.Greene 14+7reb+1ast, A.Eito 9+1reb+4ast, M.Pellin 7+5reb+6ast, R.Ayers 6+4reb+1ast
ASVEL: A.Sy 19+9reb+1ast, E.Jackson 17+6reb+8ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 17+9reb+2ast, T.Abromaitis 17+4reb+4ast, M.Thompson 13+1reb+3ast, P.Morlende 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 178888


Poitiers - Strasbourg 80-70

We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where higher ranked Strasbourg IG (4-2) lost to fifteenth ranked Poitiers (2-4) in a road game 70-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. Strasbourg IG was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 19-5 third quarter run of Poitiers. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Strasbourg IG to just 5 points in third quarter. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Lamine Kante (200-87) notched 20 points to lead the effort and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) supported him with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. Even 26 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Strasbourg IG. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Poitiers moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#13) on the road. Strasbourg IG will play against Chorale de Roanne (#14).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: A.Ajinca 26+7reb+1ast, R.Greer 11+6reb+5ast, M.Zianveni 10+5reb, L.Campbell 8+1reb+3ast, J.Greer 6+2reb+2ast, G.Fitch 4+1reb+1ast
Poitiers: L.Kante 20+3reb+2ast, A.Nivins 14+5reb, A.Smith 12+4reb+1ast, J.Gray 10+3reb+6ast, P.Badiane 8+5reb, P.Guillard 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 178887


Le Mans - Gravelines 76-61

Round 6 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Le Mans where host Le Mans (5-1) beat league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-2) 76-61 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Le Mans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Le Mans outrebounded Gravelines-Dunkerque 38-27 including 24 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Le Mans players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Ousmane Camara (202-89) who recorded 13 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) added 13 points respectively. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Le Mans. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Sluc Nancy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked JDA Dijon on the road.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: L.Vaty 13+4reb+1ast, O.Camara 13+5reb, J.Johnson 11, D.Buycks 8+5reb+3ast, J.Edwards 5+3reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 4+3reb+4ast
Le Mans: C.Kahudi 18+5reb, C.Long 13+3reb+2ast, P.Sy 12+4reb+3ast, J.Paulo Batista 10+7reb+2ast, A.Koffi 8+4reb, K.El-Amin 7+2ast
gschID: 178885


Nancy - Cholet 75-89

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Cholet (4-2) beat on the road 13th ranked Sluc Nancy (1-5) 89-75. The game was mostly controlled by Cholet. Sluc Nancy was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cholet shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The former international forward Karim Souchu (198-79, college: Furman, agency: Prossin Sports Management) notched 22 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) to lead the effort and American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Cholet players scored in double figures. Even 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Sluc Nancy. Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) added 20 points and 6 rebounds. Sluc Nancy's coach tested ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cholet moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Sluc Nancy lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with five games lost. Cholet's next round opponent will be Chalon/Saor (#5) on the road. Sluc Nancy will play against the league's second-placed Gravelines-Dunkerque (#2).
Top scorers:
Nancy: S.King 20+6reb, S.Diabate 16+5reb+5ast, M.Sommerville 14+8reb, N.Pope 8+4reb+3ast, K.Grant 6+1reb+1ast, A.Kader Sylla 4+1reb+1ast
Cholet: K.Souchu 22+7reb+1ast, M.Goree 18+5reb+2ast, R.Jomby 15+4reb+5ast, A.Slaughter 14+2reb+4ast, T.Bryant 11+3reb+3ast, T.Everett 9+8reb+6ast
gschID: 178884


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. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.5 
 8. Lighty, Nanterre15.0 
 9. Diabate, Nancy15.0 
 10. Williams, Paris-.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Monroe, Boulazac9.7 
 2. Collins, Roanne8.7 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.5 
 4. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 8. Nivins, Poitiers7.0 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.6.8 
 10. King, Nancy6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. King, Le Havre6.8 
 2. Pellin, Orleans6.8 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.5 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.2 
 5. Everett, Cholet5.3 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.2 
 7. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.8 
 8. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.0 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines4.0 
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. Diabate, Nancy2.3 
 5. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.0 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.0 
 8. Wanamaker, Limoges2.0 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers1.8 
 10. Schilb, Chalon1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. King, Nancy1.7 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 3. Sy, AS.1.5 
 4. Issa, Le Mans1.3 
 5. Fofana, Le Havre1.3 
 6. Jean-B., Chalon1.3 
 7. Goree, Cholet1.2 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.1.0 
 9. Vaty, Gravelines1.0 
 10. Williams, Chalon1.0 



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.18.6 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.6 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.6 
 4. Baxter, LTi 46ers15.5 
 5. Thompson, ALBA15.5 
 6. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.1 
 7. Scott, Fraport SKY15.0 
 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 Baskets8.8 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.0 
 4. Gordon, Phoenix6.9 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.6.8 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.8 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.8 
 8. Homan, B.Muenchen6.6 
 9. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.6 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. White, Phoenix5.0 
 3. Harris, LTi 46ers4.1 
 4. Gavel, Brose B.3.9 
 5. Joyce, EWE Baskets3.8 
 6. Bailey, Bayreuth3.7 
 7. Redding, Walter T.3.6 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
 9. Taylor, Neckar L.3.4 
 10. Jacobson, s.Oliv.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.1 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.9 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Morley, ALBA1.7 
 5. White, Phoenix1.6 
 6. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 7. Duggins, Walter T.1.5 
 8. Djedovic, ALBA1.5 
 9. Halperin, B.Mue.1.5 
 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, MBC1.7 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 7. Ford, Brose Baske.1.1 
 8. Zirbes, Brose B.1.1 
 9. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 10. Schneiders, NY Ph.1.0 


Ted Scott Gets An Extra Dose Of Nerds Candy Energizing The Fraport Skyliners Past Braunschweig 61-59 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

When coming into the Fraport arena, a real basketball fanatic doesnt only come to see a smorgasbord of amazing Fraport Skyliner players like hoping to see a Quantez Robertson finally catch a ball at the rim and dunk over two players something that is still missing in his play arsenal, Devin Gibson moving his hands quicker than Edward Scissor hands in the defense or Columbus Ohio sharp shooter Ted Scott (188-G-85, college: W.Virginia St.) getting a pass in the corner and releasing the ball quicker than Bret Favre does a football and dropping a bomb over the double team and then winking to the opposing coach as if it was the most natural thing. However each week, there is always at least one player from the opposing team that gets the basketball heart of the fans thumping as they do their incredible hoop magic on the court. One of these players is soft spoken American Immanuel Mcelroy from Texas who has been coming into the Fraport arena the last nine seasons. He is known as having one of the widest grins in the Beko BBL only matched by retired Michael hakim Jordan. In his first seasons, he showed his sizzling athletic ability with Rhine Energy Cologne where he won his first titles with the cup and league championship in 2006. In the years to follow, he rode into the Fraport arena on his high horse with Alba Berlin always competiting in exciting games and winning the league title in 2008 and cup in 2009. Who could forget the breathtaking 2010 semi finals series where the Deutsche Bank Skyliners prevailed in four games or the 2011 semi finals where Alba Berlin snuck to the final in five games all with Mcelroy on the floor. Despite his 32 years of age, the friendly American still has the capability to have big games on offense and defense. In the 61-59 loss, Mcelroy played 25 minutes registering zero points, but grabbing four rebounds and dishing out and assist and getting a steal. Despite these unspectacular stats, Imac is still a jewel for Phantoms manager Oliver Braun. He is still one of the best defenders in the league. Not many can hustle around the blocks as well as he does on defense. There arent many in this league that have achieved as much as he has. What I like about his game is that when his shots arent falling, he will try and concentrate on something else like passing which he did against Trier. He remains a very important player for us, stressed Oliver Braun. Imac is so important for us, because he always has to stop the opponents best player. He is so present on the floor and is a very good passer. He is always talking with me and helping my game get better. I have learned so much from him, added 19 year old Phantoms German guard Dennis Schroeder.

The Fraport Skyliners came into the game in 16th place while the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were hovering in 15th place. That there was some immense history between these two teams seemed to be only a side note as MUli Katzurin had stressed that the game would start at 0-0 and anything else was irrelevant even if the Fraport Skyliners had won the last nine games in a row in Frankfurt dating back to 2002. Frankfurt last lost to Braunschweig 80 months ago in 2006 and had a 14-1 record since. Guys like captan Nils Mittman had lost many hard battles against Frankfurt since his return back to Braunschweig in 2008 and young German Dennis Schroeder had unpleasant memories to the game in Frankfurt last season as they lost a 81-80 nail bitter in OT where the German almost had won the game by himself. Braunschweig also had lost many close games this season and 2012 Olympian Eric Boateng didnt see this as a mental problem. We have lost some close games, but I dont see it as a mental thing. Each game is different and we always prepare the best we can. We have to find a way to be able to close out games to our advantage, expressed the ex teammate at Arizona State of NBA player James Harden Eric Boateng. The Fraport Skyliners were able to get their biggest lead to 11 points in the third quarter, but allowed Braunschweig back into the game. This was not a pretty win. It was a crazy game and got more crazy down the stretch. We will take any win we can. We didnt execute well in the end and got lax on defense. We should not have Casey Mitchell get hot like that, stressed 2012 Portugal league champion with Benfica Lisabon Ted Scott. Ex Phantom Leo Niebuhr who is playing for Gotha was in the stands watching his ex team and friend Konstain Klein play and was disappointed of how they played and had a suggestion to Fraport Skyliners head coach Muli Katzurin. They way the Phantoms played at the end, there is no wonder that they lost. There was too much guard play and egos involved. Basketball is a team game, but Braunschweig didnt play as a team. Frankfurt will have to battle hard this season to win games. The young Germans have to play more. The more experience that they get, the more they will help during the season. Klein played great defense, but unfortunately missed some open shots, said ex Artland Dragon Leo Niehbuhr.

4,400 fans wanted to see the second home win of the season for the Fraport Skyliners. Many had predicted a hard fought defensive battle and that is exactly what was given by both teams. The first two buckets were fade away jumpers from Miah Davis and Zach Peacock. After the trading of baskets, both teams went through a difficult phase where no offense could establish a healthy rhythm as missed shots were about as prevalent as apples falling from a tree through a gusty wind period. Both teams had problems finding a rhythm and also seemed a bit nervous and not as calm as both coaches would have wanted, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. Shots had to fall sooner or later and did as Harding nana hit a three pointer for the 5-2 lead. Peacock then hit a fade away jumper over Eric Boateng and seemed to be on a roll. Braunschweig then scored in bunches as Thaddeus Mcfadden hit a runner in the lane and Miah Davis showed his explosiveness scoring on a penetration and tear drop lay in and 10-4 lead. Muli katzurin then took a timeout and seemed to find the right words and personal changes inserting Dion Dowell. Sometimes leads can evaporate as quickly as the wink of the eye as Dowell showed again as he has so often this season scoring in bunches nailing two three pointers tying the game at 10-10. Schroeder then made two free throws and Devin Gibson made a big bucket at the end getting an offensive rebound and getting a lay in. After one quarter the game was dead locked 12-12. The game was even. Both teams were fighting hard and not giving the opponent any real option on offense. Both teams were trying to get their shooting established while there was little play down low, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss.

The second quarter remained a defensive duel as no team was able to get away on a run. The Fraport Skyliners started the second quarter on a quick 5-0 run as Dion Dowell hit his third three pointer of the game and Fraport Skyliner captain Marius Nolte scored on the pick and roll getting a nice feed from Devin Gibson for the 17-12 advantage. However not only Frankfurt was able to produce a run, but the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig escaped on a 8-0 run to take the 20-17 lead. 2010 Eurochallenge winner Robert Kulawick may have a very unorthodox shot, but it can be effective as he nailed a three pointer, Davis then showed his most dangerous side faking left and going right and scoring high off the glass and Kulawick then scored again off the catch and pop. Braunschweig stepped up their defense a bit more causing some turnovers from Nolte and Dowell. There was only one microwave in the NBA with ex Detroit Piston Vinny Johnson, but Ted Scott can heat up like a mini microwave as he hit consecutive shots giving the Fraport Skyliners the 21-20 lead. He showed how dangerous he can be not only from outside, but also penetrating and making the right shot. The swapping of runs continued as now it was time again for Braunschweig to take control as they went on a 7-0 run to lead 27-21. British national player Eric Boateng was giving Frankfurt difficulty and wrecking havoc as he scored inside twice and was a bit too active on the offensive glass. Davis also scored again with a floater. The Fraport Skyliners kept pace as Devin Gibson hit a three pointer where the club stayed patient getting the prefect shot and Quantez Robertson ended the second quarter with a lay in, but Braunschweig still led 29-26. It was a very exciting first half with both teams remaining very aggressive on defense. Frankfurt had problems giving up offensive rebounds and couldnt contain Eric Boateng. Both teams were very disciplined on offense with only three turnovers per team, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 35% from the field and 25% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 35% from the field and 29% form outside. Braunschweig had the 22-19 rebound edge.

The third quarter started out with a bang as Davis made a steal fed Mcfadden who was blocked by Quantez Robertson who gave the ball out on transition to Johnathan Jones who found Zach Peacock for the monster dunk over Eric Boateng. After a free throw by Davis, Gibson tied the score at 30-30 with one of his typical penetration plays that either result in a bucket or trip to the foul line. It is so hard to keep Gibson out of the middle. He presents so much problems to the opponents defense and getting to the free throw line, stressed Ted Scott. The game remained tight as Super Tez made an easy dunk as Braunschweig were caught napping on an inbounds pass under their own basket with Gibson making the pass. Braunschweig then went on a mini 5-0 run as Boateng dunked being set up by a no look Schroeder pass and Harding Nana hit a three pointer for the 35-32 Phantoms lead. However the turning point of the game came now as the Fraport Skyliners cruised out on a 11-2 run to end the third quarter 43-37 having the momentum. Peacock and Nana exchanged buckets as Braunschweig still led 37-35. However Frankfurt closed out the third quarter with a banging 8-0 run as Scott connected for a three pointer, Dowell got to the line making three free throws and Robertson closed out the quarter with a dunk. The Phantoms lost their rhythm as they were forcing up too many shots. Frankfurtw as playing with a lot of emotion and had their best quarter letting up only eight points, stressed Steven Clauss. The third quarter is where we lost the game. It made it so much harder having to come back in the fourth quarter, added Phantoms captain Nils Mittmann.

It seemed like the Fraport Skyliners were on there way to deciding the game quickly at the start of the fourth quarter going on a 5-0 run to get their biggest lead of 48-37, but New Yorker Phantoms head coach Kostas Flevakaris still had American Casey Mitchell dangling from his sleeve as he hadnt done much in the first thirty minutes. Just like at the start of the third quarter, the Fraport Skyliners started out the run with a Super Tez explosion as Jones fed him for a crushing ally-op dunk which then on the next six plays, the teammates of Scott and Mitchell took a back seat and watched their shooting clinic as they nailed six consecutive consecutive three pointers, but Frankfurt still had the 54-48 lead. Coach got on me on my turnover in the third quarter and I had something to prove. I was just in the flow and was feeling well. I didnt force anything. Mitchell looks so lax and relaxed on the court, but he is real dangerous with the ball, stressed Ted Scott. I didnt do anything in the first three quarters, but I am more a guy that hits his shots in the second half. I always feel confident hitting shots when we are down. I am not the kind of guy looking to be the leading scorer, but that is just how the game is going and I am just trying to help my team the best way I can, warned 2010 NCAA final 4 player with west Virginia Casey Mitchell. Braunschweig kept giving the ball to the hot hand of Mitchell as he nailed another three pointer as Braunschweig suddenly only trailed 55-53. Frankfurt showed grit staying calm on offense as Gibson found Robertson cutting into the lane and dishing him the ball for an easy lay up and the 59-53 advantage. In this phase, the Phantoms were forcing many shots, but somehow were still staying in the game. With crunch time arrived, the Phantoms never let up and continued to keep on hand against the door from letting it slam in their faces. The Phantoms gave their last gasp going on a 6-0 run as Nana and Mittmann hit consecutive three pointer as they trailed only 60-59. These buckets were helped with no execution on offense by Frankfurt. The fortunes of the Phantoms seemed to rise with 30 seconds to play as Texas native Dowell lost the ball out of bounds, but he raced back and blocked Mitchell conserving the lead . Dowell got us going off the bench. His big shots got our motor going. His block and end was huge. After his turnover, it would have been normal to hang his head, but he went back and got the block, said Ted Scott. Scott closed out the win with 1,1 seconds to play with a free throw. This was a tough loss. A couple more plays and possessions and we could of won. It wasnt just at the end where the game was decided, but many little plays throughout the game where we were unable to be consistent, warned Eric Boateng. The third quarter decided this game. Frankfurt got the momentum and despite a hot Mitchell could change the game in the fourth quarter and get the lead back, added Steven Clauss.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Ted Scott with 17 points. Dion Dowell had a strong game with 12 points and ten rebounds and Quantez Robertson also steered 12 points and eight rebounds to the victory. Devin Gibson added 10 points, five rebounds and two assists. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were led by Casey Mitchell with 14 points. Miah Davis contributed 13 points and Harding Nana 11 points. With this being a defensive battle, it was no surprise that the shooting percentages of both teams would be down. The Fraport Skyliners shot 39% from the field and only 29% from down town while the New Yorker Phantoms shot 34% from the field and 36% from downtown. The Phantoms won the rebounding 38-37 and Frankfurt can still improve on offensive rebounds given up as they allowed 13. Both teams did a decent job not turning the ball over as Frankfurt had nine turnovers and Braunschweig had 11. The big strength remained the consistent defense of Frankfurt that got many big plays from Devin Gibson and Dion Dowell in the fourth quarter. We cant take the credit, because it was team defense that helped us make the big plays. Team defense gave us the extra edge to make those plays. Our defense also trusted each other at the end. I made a mistake on the pick and roll, but all the other four guys knew it and just reacted making the stop. We had good stops at the end to help get this win, stressed Devin Gibson. The Fraport Skyliners next journey to Alba Berlin November 18th for a 17:00 game.



Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 7-2 
 2. Brose Baskets 6-1 
 3. EWE Baskets 6-2 
 4. B.Muenchen 5-3 
 5. Art.Dragons 5-3 
 6. Bayreuth 5-3 
 7. ALBA 4-2 
 8. TBB Trier 4-3 
 9. Telekom Baskets 4-3 
 10. s.Oliver Baskets 4-4 
 11. Bremerhaven 4-4 
 12. Neckar L'burg 3-5 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 3-5 
 14. Fraport SKY 3-5 
 15. Walter Tigers 2-5 
 16. NY Phantoms 2-6 
 17. MBC 2-7 
 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. 11: EWE Baskets - Bayreuth 71-50
Nov. 11: MBC - ALBA 68-91
Nov. 11: Walter Tigers - s.Oliver Baskets 62-72
Nov. 11: Fraport SKY - NY Phantoms 61-59
Nov. 12: Neckar L'burg - Brose Baskets 59-89
Nov. 10: Ratiopharm - Telekom Baskets 103-107

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Phoenix Hagen - s.Oliver Baskets
Nov. 17: Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets
Nov. 17: NY Phantoms - Walter Tigers
Nov. 17: Art.Dragons - Neckar L'burg
Nov. 18: TBB Trier - LTi 46ers
Nov. 18: ALBA - Fraport SKY
Nov. 18: Brose Baskets - B.Muenchen
Nov. 18: Telekom Baskets - Bremerhaven
Nov. 18: Bayreuth - MBC


BBL Round 8: #1 ratiopharm Ulm is defeated by Telekom Baskets - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by tenth ranked Telekom Baskets (4-3) 107-103. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of ratiopharm Ulm. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) who added 21 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. ratiopharm Ulm's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with TBB Trier. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Telekom Baskets is looking forward to face Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) at home in the next round. ratiopharm Ulm will play against EWE Baskets (#3) in Oldenburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-3) against fourth ranked EWE Baskets (6-2) on Sunday night. Visiting BBC Bayreuth was crushed by EWE Baskets in Oldenburg 71-50. The winners were led by American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and Ronnie Burrell supported him with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Even 9 points and 6 rebounds by center Stefan Schmidt (206-89) did not help to save the game for BBC Bayreuth. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. EWE Baskets moved-up to third place. BBC Bayreuth at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with B.Muenchen and Art.Dragons. EWE Baskets will play against league's leader ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BBC Bayreuth will play against Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Muenchen was also quite interesting. 5th ranked TBB Trier (4-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Bayern Muenchen (5-3). Bayern Muenchen managed to secure a 6-point victory 72-66 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Tyrese Rice who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Bayern Muenchen's coach Giannis Christopoulos used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nate Linhart produced 13 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bayreuth and Art.Dragons. Loser TBB Trier dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Telekom Baskets. Bayern Muenchen will meet league's second-placed Brose Baskets in the next round and it may be the game of the week. TBB Trier will play against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Frankfurt. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 16th ranked New Yorker Phantoms (2-6) to fifteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (3-5) 61-59 on Sunday evening. Dion Dowell orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. New Yorker Phantoms' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Neckar L'burg and Phoenix Hagen. New Yorker Phantoms lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with six games lost. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' next round opponent will be higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#7) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Walter Tigers (#15) in Tuebingen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
12th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-5) was outscored at home by third ranked Brose Baskets (6-1) with the biggest margin this round 89-59 on Monday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Maik Zirbes who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). 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. Brose Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Brose Baskets will face Bayern Muenchen (#4) at home in the next round. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against Artland Dragons (#5) in Quakenbrueck.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: s.Oliver Baskets won against Walter Tigers on the opponent's court 72-62. MBC were outscored by ALBA in a home game 68-91. Art.Dragons managed to beat LTi 46ers on the road 86-82. Bremerhaven defeated Phoenix Hagen on its own court 97-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by LaQuan Prowell of LTi 46ers.


Neckar L'burg - Brose Baskets 59-89

12th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-5) was outscored at home by third ranked Brose Baskets (6-1) with the biggest margin this round 89-59 on Monday night. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. EnBW Ludwigsburg was better in fourth quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded EnBW Ludwigsburg 36-19 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international center Maik Zirbes (208-90) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) who added 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. American power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and international Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) scored 15 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Brose Baskets will face Bayern Muenchen (#4) at home in the next round. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against Artland Dragons (#5) in Quakenbrueck.
Top scorers:
Brose Baskets: M.Zirbes 17+6reb+1ast, B.Nachbar 15+5reb+2ast, T.Gipson 12+1reb+3ast, K.Tadda 11+5reb+2ast, C.Jacobsen 10+4reb+3ast, A.Gavel 8+4reb+4ast
Neckar L'burg: J.Turek 18+5reb+1ast, L.Staiger 15+4reb+3ast, B.Bekteshi 5+1reb+1ast, M.Weber 5+1reb, I.Elliott 3, N.Hadzovic 3
gschID: 183878


Walter Tigers - s.Oliver Baskets 62-72

Rather expected game in Tuebingen where 14th ranked Walter Tigers (2-5) were defeated by twelfth ranked s Oliver Baskets (4-4) 72-62 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. s Oliver Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) who added 18 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Johannes Lischka (203-87) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. Loser Walter Tigers dropped to the fifteenth position with five games lost. s Oliver Baskets will face Phoenix Hagen (#13) on the road in the next round. Walter Tigers will play against New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 23+7reb+4ast, J.Boone 18+5reb, L.McIntosh 10+2ast, J.Little 10+5reb, A.King 8+6reb+4ast, J.McKinney 3+2reb+2ast
Walter Tigers: J.Lischka 14+6reb, R.Redding 11+6reb+2ast, V.Duggins 9+3reb+2ast, T.Nash 8+4reb+1ast, J.Young 7+3reb+1ast, K.Frease 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 183876


Fraport SKY - NY Phantoms 61-59

A very interesting game took place in Frankfurt. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 16th ranked New Yorker Phantoms (2-6) to fifteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (3-5) 61-59 on Sunday evening. 25 personal fouls committed by New Yorker Phantoms helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Dion Dowell (200-85, college: Houston) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Robertson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. American point guard Jeremiah Davis (183-81, college: Pacific) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St., agency: Interperformances) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for New Yorker Phantoms. New Yorker Phantoms' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Neckar L'burg and Phoenix Hagen. New Yorker Phantoms lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with six games lost. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' next round opponent will be higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#7) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Walter Tigers (#15) in Tuebingen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: T.Scott 17+2reb+1ast, Q.Robertson 12+8reb+2ast, D.Dowell 12+10reb+1ast, D.Gibson 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 8+1reb, M.Nolte 2+3reb
NY Phantoms: C.Mitchell 14+3reb, J.Davis 13+5reb+1ast, H.NaNa 11+3reb+1ast, E.Boateng 8+9reb+1ast, R.Kulawick 6+2reb+1ast, N.Mittmann 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183875


EWE Baskets - Bayreuth 71-50

Very important is a road loss of third ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-3) against fourth ranked EWE Baskets (6-2) on Sunday night. Visiting BBC Bayreuth was crushed by EWE Baskets in Oldenburg 71-50. The game without a history. EWE Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held BBC Bayreuth to an opponent 24.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.1 percent accuracy of the winners and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. EWE Baskets forced 22 BBC Bayreuth turnovers. The winners were led by American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Even 9 points and 6 rebounds by center Stefan Schmidt (206-89) did not help to save the game for BBC Bayreuth. International guard Nicolai Simon (190-87) added 8 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. EWE Baskets moved-up to third place. BBC Bayreuth at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with B.Muenchen and Art.Dragons. EWE Baskets will play against league's leader ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BBC Bayreuth will play against Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: C.Kramer 15+3ast, A.Chubb 14+13reb+1ast, R.Burrell 13+7reb+2ast, D.Bahiense de Mello 7+1ast, J.Jenkins 6+1reb+1ast, R.Smeulders 4+1reb+1ast
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 9+1reb+1ast, S.Schmidt 9+6reb, N.Simon 8+5reb+1ast, N.Rohnert 5+4reb, G.McGhee 4+6reb, J.Cain 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183877


MBC - ALBA 68-91

Very predictable result in Weissenfels where tenth ranked ALBA Berlin (4-2) smashed 17th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (2-7) 91-68 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by ALBA Berlin. Mitteldeutscher BC was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALBA Berlin dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Mitteldeutscher BC's 24. Mitteldeutscher BC was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) who added 15 points and 4 assists during the contest. American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) responded with 17 points and center Phillipp Heyden (206-88) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. ALBA Berlin moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the seventeenth position with seven games lost. ALBA Berlin will face Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#14) in Frankfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play on the road against BBC Bayreuth.
Top scorers:
ALBA: N.Djedovic 15+2reb+4ast, D.Wood 14+2reb+3ast, V.Avdalovic 13+3reb+4ast, Z.Morley 13+9reb, D.Thompson 11+3reb, Y.Idbihi 8+6reb+1ast
MBC: D.Uskoski 17+3reb+3ast, C.Timberlake 12+3reb+2ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 11+1ast, P.Heyden 10+7reb+1ast, J.Lange 6, K.Beidler 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183873


LTi 46ers - Art.Dragons 82-86

Not a big story in a game in Giessen where 18th ranked LTi 46ers (1-7) were defeated by sixth ranked Artland Dragons (5-3) 86-82 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 35-22. But LTi 46ers won second period 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Artland Dragons made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Artland Dragons outrebounded LTi 46ers 40-21 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Artland Dragons especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Bryce Taylor (196-86) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Dennis Horner (206-88, college: N.Carolina St.) who added 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Artland Dragons moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bayreuth and B.Muenchen. LTi 46ers lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Artland Dragons will face EnBW Ludwigsburg (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LTi 46ers will play against TBB Trier (#8).
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: B.Taylor 21+5reb+1ast, K.Valters 18+2reb, A.King 14+8reb+1ast, D.Horner 11+9reb+3ast, M.Haynes 9+3reb+4ast, P.Popovic 6+2reb+1ast
LTi 46ers: L.Prowell 21+9reb+5ast, J.Baxter 17+4reb+2ast, E.Ovcina 13+3reb+5ast, R.Brooks 13+2reb+2ast, D.Spohr 7, O.Fassler 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 183874


B.Muenchen - TBB Trier 72-66

The game in Muenchen was also quite interesting. 5th ranked TBB Trier (4-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Bayern Muenchen (5-3). Bayern Muenchen managed to secure a 6-point victory 72-66 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But TBB Trier won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. Bayern Muenchen's coach Giannis Christopoulos used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and Jamaican-Canadian forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bayreuth and Art.Dragons. Loser TBB Trier dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Telekom Baskets. Bayern Muenchen will meet league's second-placed Brose Baskets in the next round and it may be the game of the week. TBB Trier will play against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 16+2reb+4ast, B.Thomas 12+1reb+2ast, J.Homan 12+9reb, Y.Halperin 10+2reb+2ast, J.Jagla 7+4reb, C.Troutman 7+6reb+1ast
TBB Trier: J.Bucknor 14+3reb+2ast, B.Stewart 14+2reb+2ast, N.Linhart 13+5reb+1ast, V.Chikoko 8+2reb+1ast, J.Howell 7+4reb+3ast, A.Seiferth 5+5reb
gschID: 183871


Ratiopharm - Telekom Baskets 103-107

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by tenth ranked Telekom Baskets (4-3) 107-103. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of ratiopharm Ulm. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) who added 21 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Per Guenther (185-88) scored 22 points and 6 assists. Five Telekom Baskets and four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with TBB Trier. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Telekom Baskets is looking forward to face Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) at home in the next round. ratiopharm Ulm will play against EWE Baskets (#3) in Oldenburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: J.Jordan 22+4reb+10ast, R.Vaden 21+7reb+2ast, B.Veikalas 16+1reb+1ast, P.Ewing Jr. 15+4reb+4ast, C.Ensminger 14+5reb+1ast, K.Weems 10+9reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 22+7reb+1ast, P.Guenther 22+2reb+6ast, S.Esterkamp 19+4reb, L.Jeter 12+2reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 9+4reb+3ast, D.Watts 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 183872


Bremerhaven - Phoenix Hagen 97-87

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and 11th ranked Phoenix Hagen had identical 3-4 record. This time Eisbaeren Bremerhaven used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Hagen 97-87 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Phoenix Hagen was better in second period 30-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Phoenix Hagen was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists and forward Jacob Burtschi (198-84, college: Air Force) who added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) responded with 22 points and 8 assists and swingman Abe Lodwick (201-88, college: Washington St.) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and four Phoenix Hagen players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (4-4) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with s.Oliver Baskets. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will face higher ranked Telekom Baskets (#9) in Bonn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Phoenix Hagen will play at home against s Oliver Baskets in Wuerzburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: S.Burrell 21+4reb+4ast, S.Morrison 16+5reb+1ast, J.Burtschi 15+5reb+5ast, P.Zwiener 12+4reb, K.Waleskowski 10+7reb+1ast, A.Harris 8+2reb+3ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 22+8ast, A.Lodwick 20+5reb, M.Dorris 12+2reb+2ast, D.Bell 10+3reb+1ast, L.Gordon 8+5reb, D.Gregory 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183870



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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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 17: Arkadikos - Pagrati
Nov. 17: Niki Volou - Trikalla
Nov. 17: Doxa Lefkadas - Ikaroi Serron
Nov. 17: Ermis Lagkada - Nea Kifisia
Nov. 17: Koroivos - Irakleio
Nov. 17: OFI - Lavrio
Nov. 17: Agia Paraskevis - Filathlitikos


Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 11: Peristeri GS - Olympiacos 78-92
Nov. 10: KAOD - Ikaros 76-69
Nov. 11: AGOR - Panelefsiniakos 75-69
Nov. 11: Kavala - PAOK 70-91
Nov. 11: Kolossos - Apollon Patras 67-80
Nov. 10: Aris - Panionios 60-82
Nov. 12: Panathinaikos - Ilysiakos 101-49

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 17: Apollon Patras - Aris
Nov. 17: PAOK - Kolossos
Nov. 17: Olympiacos - Kavala
Nov. 17: Ikaros - Peristeri GS
Nov. 17: KAOD - Panathinaikos
Nov. 17: Panionios - AGOR
Nov. 17: Panelefsiniakos - Ilysiakos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Kavala
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Gagaloudis, Kavala22.7 
 2. Pappas, Panionios21.4 
 3. Kiritsis, Ikaros21.2 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos20.0 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.8 
 6. Petrovic-S., Apoll.16.8 
 7. Grant, Apollon16.0 
 8. Thorne, Perister.14.2 
 9. Tsaldaris, Kolossos14.2 
 10. Coleman, Kavala14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Palmer, KAOD9.0 
 2. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.8 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris7.8 
 4. Symtsak, Ikaros6.8 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 6. Tsiakos, Panele.6.6 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.3 
 8. Jankovic, Panionios6.2 
 9. Petway, AGOR6.2 
 10. Faye, Ikaros6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.4 
 2. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 3. Tsochlas, AGOR4.2 
 4. Papadopoulos, PAOK4.0 
 5. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 6. Grundy, Kavala4.0 
 7. McCollum, Apollo.4.0 
 8. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.8 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.8 
 10. Kalambokis, Kolos.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Petway, AGOR2.4 
 2. Grundy, Kavala2.3 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.2 
 4. Gagaloudis, Kavala2.0 
 5. Palmer, KAOD2.0 
 6. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.8 
 8. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.8 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.6 
 10. Athanasoulas, Pan.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Petway, AGOR2.4 
 2. Coleman, Kavala2.0 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.6 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.2 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.2 
 6. Dendy, Kolossos1.0 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Mitsialos, Ikaros1.0 
 9. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 10. Papadopoulos, PA.0.8 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.22.8 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.4 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.2 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.20.0 
 5. Georgitsis, Ermis18.0 
 6. Psileas, Agia P.17.4 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.0 
 8. Vranjes, Pagrati17.0 
 9. Cosic, Koroivos16.6 
 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.8.8 
 3. Noeas, Koroivos8.8 
 4. Mirkovic, Doxa L.8.0 
 5. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.6 
 6. Pavlovic, Pagrati7.3 
 7. Papachristos, Trik.7.2 
 8. Doychinov, OFI7.2 
 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, Koroivos5.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.4.8 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.8 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos4.4 
 6. Saloustros, Filath.4.2 
 7. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.8 
 8. Petrakis, OFI3.6 
 9. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 10. Karaboulas, Nea K.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.8 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos2.2 
 4. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.0 
 5. Sakellarakis, Irak.2.0 
 6. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.8 
 7. Maltesios, Niki Vo.1.8 
 8. Vranjes, Pagrati1.8 
 9. Psileas, Agia P.1.6 
 10. Sioutis, Nea Kifi.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. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.8 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 9. Antetokoubo, Filat.0.6 
 10. Sioutis, Nea Kifi.0.6 


Marcus Banks agreed with Panathinaikos - by Giorgos Diploidis (T)

Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) agreed in terms with the team of Panathinaikos Athens The club of Athens after the bad start in this season basically in Euroleague was looking for a player to help them in the position of guards which was decided that the should become stronger so they came to a deal with Marcus Banks.

Banks last season played for Idaho Stampede until March when he had an injury. Since then he had 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 5.0apg in 19 matches. The player in his career in NBA played for Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors





Marcus Banks agreed with Panathinaikos - by Giorgos Diploidis (T)

Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) . c Ac E c Marcus Banks. Tc Idaho Stampede M, . A 17.9ppg, 1.7rpg 5.0apg 19 c.




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Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan24.8 
 2. Palm, IR24.7 
 3. Zeglinski, Grindav.24.5 
 4. Jonsson, Snaefell23.7 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.23.0 
 6. Latinovic, KFI22.8 
 7. Smith, Thor Thorl22.4 
 8. Belin, Njardvik22.0 
 9. Vilbergsson, Skall.22.0 
 10. Broussard, Grind.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Van, Njardvik17.0 
 2. Craion, Keflavik11.5 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.10.3 
 4. Helgason, Stjarnan10.0 
 5. McQueen, Snaefell10.0 
 6. Diggs, Thor Thorl10.0 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.9.8 
 8. Mills, Stjarnan9.7 
 9. Spicer, Fjolnir8.2 
 10. Miller-W., KFI8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan9.8 
 2. Threatt, Snaefell9.5 
 3. Williams, IR7.2 
 4. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.0 
 5. Miles, Tindastoll5.8 
 6. Quaintance, Skalla.4.8 
 7. Fridriksson, Njard.4.8 
 8. Tomasson, Fjolnir4.7 
 9. Smith, Thor Thorl4.4 
 10. Valsson, Keflavik4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Darri HILMARSSON
  Thor T.
  (191-F/G-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hilmarsson, Thor T.3.8 
 2. Quaintance, Skalla.3.3 
 3. Miles, Tindastoll2.8 
 4. Medlock, Skallagri.2.4 
 5. Broussard, Grind.2.3 
 6. Bell, KR2.3 
 7. Lewis, Keflavik2.3 
 8. Smith, Thor Thorl2.2 
 9. Williams, IR2.2 
 10. Jonsson, Thor Tho.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MILLS
  Stjarnan
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Mills, Stjarnan2.7 
 2. Diggs, Thor Thorl2.2 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.1.5 
 4. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.5 
 5. Craion, Keflavik1.3 
 6. Eiriksson, Skallag.1.2 
 7. Valdimarsson, Stja.1.2 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 9. Van, Njardvik0.8 
 10. Valentine, Tindas.0.8 


Standings - Iceland Express League

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 15: Snaefell - Tindastoll
Nov. 15: Thor Thorl - Fjolnir
Nov. 15: Njardvik - KFI
Nov. 15: IR - KR
Nov. 15: Grindavik - Stjarnan
Nov. 15: Keflavik - Skallagrimur



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  IRELAND   


Basketball Ireland Weekend Review - by Patrick Maher



Basketball Ireland Weekend Review

As the final whistle blows this weekend in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague we take a look back on the surprise results and upsets that occurred.

It was Moycullen who caused an unexpected result when they overcame an experienced DCU Saints team. Once again, the Galway side carried the game into overtime ensuring that their home crowd was kept entertained. This win marks their second victory of the season with both games spilling into overtime. For DCU, the Dubliners unfortunately now record their third loss in a row.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach of Moycullen, Salva Camps enthused, That was a great competitive game of basketball and our guys played from start to finish!

Salva added how important their supporters are to the team, The home crowd were fantastic, they were our sixth man tonight. I am so happy for the club, the supporters and fans! It is a great result for the team.

Meanwhile UCC Demons continued their unbeaten run after they faced off with Dublin Inter in the National Basketball Arena. The Cork side came away with the win on the road as newcomers Inter fought until the very end. Regrettably for Dublin Inter, they suffer another loss as they adjust to playing in the SuperLeague.

Head Coach of UCC Demons, Paul Kelleher is happy with his teams progress, We played well as a team and moved the ball nicely. We were on point with our shot selection and defence but failed to keep our performance tight in the fourth quarter.

Kelleher continued to pay tribute to his teams progression, We are taking a step in the right direction. Dublin Inter were very impressive in the fourth quarter but we stuck with it. We made good decisions by recognising who was hot and feeding them the ball, I can really see the growth in the team as the games go on.

In Dublin, the UL Eagles landed in the IWA Clontarf and added another win to their sheet after their victory over Killester. With the Eagles on a nice run at the moment a win again Killester sets them up nicely in the league standings behind UCC Demons.

Mark Keenan, Head Coach of UL Eagles admitted, We got off to a slow start and to be honest, Killester had the better exchanges in the first quarter. However, we settled ourselves and pushed out an eleven point lead at half time.

Keenan highlighted the effort his side put together, We only had 8 on the bench tonight but four of our guys were in double figures! Robert Taylor was in a league of his own also. It was a tough ask playing in the IWA but the team pulled it off.

Bord Gais Neptune welcomed another victory to their record after an impressive win over UCD Marian. This is the second time for the two sides to meet this season, on the first occasion it was UCD who left the game successful however, it seems Neptune learned their lesson as they stole the win this time around. Unfortunately for UCD they now record their fourth loss on the bounce.

Happy with the result, Head Coach of UCC Demons, Mark Scannell said, We had to dig deep to come away with that win, our American was out injured during the week but the Irish lads really stepped it up a gear.

Scannell continued, We were 6 down with 4 minutes to go but stepped up the defensive and it made a big difference. It was a tough game but I am delighted that we have another win under our belt.

Basketball Ireland Weekend Results

Friday, November 9th 2012

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

Maree 37 (23) (T.Mitkus 20; P.Burke 6; E.Malone 5) Templeogue Azzurri 75 (44) (L.Thompson 26; I.Gamede 13; T.Swaitowy)

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Nivea For Mens SuperLeague

Moycullen 88 (32) (P. Sullivan 40; C. Nihill 16; S. Tummon 10) DCU Saints 79 (35) (P. Glover 23; E. Quill 16; K. Anderson 13) - Overtime

Dublin Inter 69 (32) (M.Tamusauskas 28; A.Statkus 23; M.Cepliauskas 5) UCC Demons: 74 (40) (C. O'Sullivan 27, K. Walker 15; S. Coughlan11)

Killester 71 (37) (C. Roe 16; K. O'Brien 13; P. Summers 10) UL Eagles 89 (48) (R. Taylor 32; S. Kinovan 18; J. Kileen 16) IWA Clontarf

Bord Gais Neptune 64 (31) (M. McGinn 19; G. Noonan 14; G. Walsh 13) UCD Marian 55 (33) (J. Galvin 20; N. Meany 9; D. James 9)

Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup

Donegal Town 50 (20) (P Mchugh 16, D Muldoon 10, J Duignan 7) Killester 79 (50) (S McGrath 16, B O'Malley 11, M Deegan 10)

St. Vincent's 74 (34) (P. Roche 15, S. Kieran 12, J. Kelly 11) LYIT Ravens 56 (25) (M. Cannon 15, S. Cannon 12, B. Banda 11)

MOF Chemists Titans 81 (50) (P. Peldzius 20; B. Barile 17; T. Fabriciuss 12; C, MscMochael 12) Ulster Elks 91 (40) (C. Johnson 26; A. Hickey 18; G. Celma 12)

Team Garveys St. Mary's V Dublin Thunder, Castleisland CC; 19:45; - Cancelled

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

Belfast Star 88 (42) (A. Quinn 23, O. Kerlin 17, C. Quinn 15) Phoenix 68 (35) (D. Durkan 20; P. Ferguson 15, M. Gorman 6)

Ballincollig 75 (38) (D. Manning 20; B. Kiely 18; L. Livingstone 10) Donegal Town 32 (16) (Z. Balogan 10; A .Sallagher 8; L. McHugh 6)

Sunday, November 11th 2012

Basketball Ireland Senior Mens National Cup

Blue Demons 75 (42) Team Left Bank Kilkenny 51 (22)

Tolka Rovers 60 (35) (C. Quinn 18; D. O'Bierne 13; D. Lowdes 12) UCD Marian 61 (35) (C. Dunne 17; G. Edge 16; M. Ryan 11)

St. Brendans 69 (40) (B. O'Neill 25; K. Hosford 11; T. O' Halloran 10) Templeogue 54 (33) (E. Walsh 13; J. Butler 9; P. Brennan 11)

Basketball Ireland U20 Mens National Cup

UCC Demons 84 (41) (R. Murphy 26; L. Carmody 18; C. Forde 14) Fr. Matthews 66 (37) (S. Cantwell 21; A. O'Sullivan 15; D. Fleming 11)

Swords BC 57 (19) (G. Reid 16; P. Lacey 10; A. Odunga 9) Dublin Raiders 69 (35) (L. Murphy; A. Bartley 17; J. McCann 11)

Titans 74 (38) (T. Fabriciuss 17; O. Brockmann 12; R. Kniuras 12; S. Garrity 10) Moycullen 49 (37) (E. Bleasdale 14; P. Lyons 13; S. Candon 7)

Killester 82 (44) (P. Sullivan 21; A. Colfer 16; M. Deegan 11) St Vincents 52 (26) (C. Gilligan 16; C. O'Mara 14; C. Combes 10)

Basketball Ireland Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

UCC Demons V Moycullen, Mardyke, 17:00; UCD Marian V Killester, UCD 19:10;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Maree V Ulster Elks, Calsanctius College, 17:00; MOF Chemists Titans V Dublin Thunder, Renmore, 19:00; Fr Matthews V Templeogue Azzurri, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:15; Team Left Bank Kilkenny V Ballon BC, O Loughlin Gaels Gym, 19:30;

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Dublin Inter V Bord Gais Neptune, National Arena, 14:00; DCU Saints V UL Eagles, DCU Complex, 15:30;

Blue Demons V MOF Chemists Titans, Mardyke, 13:00;Templeogue Azzurri V Donegal Town, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 13:00;

BASKETBALL IRELAND TABLES


NIVEA FOR MENS SUPERLEAGUE TABLE

Team Played Won Lost Points

UCC Demons 7 7 0 21

UL Eagles 7 6 1 19

Bord Gais Neptune 7 4 3 15

DCU Saints 7 3 4 13

UCD Marian 7 2 5 11

Killester 7 2 5 11

Moycullen 6 2 4 10

Dublin Inter 6 1 5 8

BASKETBALL IRELAND MENS DIVISION ONE NORTHERN CONFERENCE TABLE

Team P W L Pts

Dublin Thunder 2 2 0 6

Templeogue Azzurri 3 1 2 5

Ulster Elks 3 2 1 7

Ballon BC 4 2 2 8

Donegal Town 4 0 4 4

BASKETBALL IRELAND MENS DIVISION ONE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TABLE

Team P W L Pts

Team Garvey's St. Mary's 4 3 1 10

Maree 4 3 1 10

Blue Demons 3 3 0 9

Team Left Bank Kilkenny 6 2 4 10

Fr. Mathews 3 0 3 3

Matt O'Flaherty Chemists Titans 4 2 2 8

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


Patrick Sullivan (201-F, college: Hamilton)



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 11: Maccabi T-A - Galil Gilboa 94-62
Nov. 11: Maccabi Ashdod - Elizur Ashkelon 82-68
Nov. 11: Hapoel Eilat - Hapoel Holon 77-73
Nov. 12: Netanya - Maccabi Rishon 70-62
Nov. 11: Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel J-M 68-94
Nov. 12: Hapoel T-A - Maccabi Haifa 52-88

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 18: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi T-A
Nov. 18: Elizur Ashkelon - Bnei Hasharon
Nov. 18: Maccabi Haifa - Netanya
Nov. 18: Hapoel Holon - Hapoel J-M
Nov. 18: Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi Ashdod
Nov. 18: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel T-A


Winner League Round 5: First victory of Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

Maccabi Ashdod's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Ironi Ashkelon (0-5) 82-68 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Ashdod. Ironi Ashkelon managed to win third quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Ashdod made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Ironi Ashkelon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Guard Chris Allen (190-88, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) answered with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Ironi Ashkelon. Maccabi Ashdod (1-4) left bottom position moving up to tenth place. It was Ironi Ashkelon's fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Ashdod are looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#9) in Hod Hasharon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Winner League top team - GreenTops Netanya (5-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Maccabi Rishon (3-2) 70-62. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Marco Killingsworth chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Undefeated GreenTops Netanya have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Maccabi Rishon at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will play against Maccabi Haifa (#4) on the road in the next round. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Maccabi T-A (4-1) 94-62 on Sunday evening. Giorgi Shermadini nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mitchell Watt came up with 16 points for Galil Gilboa in the defeat. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Galil Gilboa lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Elizur Ashkelon. Maccabi T-A will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Eilat was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Hapoel Holon (3-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Hapoel Eilat (4-1). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Eli Holman who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hapoel Eilat. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#3) in Tel-Aviv, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Holon will play at home against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem.
The game between 4th placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv (3-2) and seventh ranked Maccabi Haifa (3-2) in Tel-Aviv on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Haifa outscored Hapoel Tel-Aviv 88-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Americans were the main players on the court. James Thomas orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi Haifa will face league's leader GreenTops Netanya at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Galil Gilboa.

In the last game of round 5 Hapoel J-M smashed Bnei Hasharon on the road 94-68.


Hapoel T-A - Maccabi Haifa 52-88

The game between 4th placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv (3-2) and seventh ranked Maccabi Haifa (3-2) in Tel-Aviv on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Haifa outscored Hapoel Tel-Aviv 88-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. The game without a history. Maccabi Haifa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 47-22 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hapoel Tel-Aviv was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward James Thomas (205-80, college: Texas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Four Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) added 11 points in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi Haifa will face league's leader GreenTops Netanya at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Galil Gilboa.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: C.Kelly 13+7reb, D.Stitt 11+3reb+1ast, G.Eytan 8+3ast, J.Skjoldebrand 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Shiran 6+1reb+1ast, M.Naor 2+4reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: J.Thomas 19+12reb+1ast, P.Stoll 16+4reb+4ast, D.Smith 14+6reb+5ast, C.Carr 11+1reb+2ast, A.Shoutvin 10+5reb, P.Calathes 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 192937


Netanya - Maccabi Rishon 70-62

Winner League top team - GreenTops Netanya (5-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Maccabi Rishon (3-2) 70-62. Maccabi Rishon was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 19-5 third quarter run of GreenTops Netanya. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Rishon to just 5 points in third quarter. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) scored 9 points and 13 rebounds. GreenTops Netanya have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Maccabi Rishon at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will play against Maccabi Haifa (#4) on the road in the next round. Maccabi Rishon will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: J.Wright 15+7reb+3ast, W.Warren 12+2reb+4ast, O.Solomon 10+2reb, A.Uter 9+13reb+2ast, N.Hanochi 9+3reb, L.Jones 5+1reb
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 16+12reb+1ast, D.Washington 16+11reb+3ast, E.Shulman 13+1reb+3ast, Y.Orland 9+1reb+1ast, R.Bradley 8+3reb+3ast, E.Gueta 4+3reb
gschID: 192939


Maccabi T-A - Galil Gilboa 94-62

Bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Maccabi T-A (4-1) 94-62 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Galil Gilboa's 32 and made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Maccabi T-A looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Georgian center Giorgi Shermadini (216-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and American center Malcolm Thomas (206-88, college: San Diego St.) accounted for 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) came up with 16 points and the other American import point guard Kenny Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: Priority Sports) added 9 points and 5 assists respectively for Galil Gilboa in the defeat. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Eilat. Galil Gilboa lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Elizur Ashkelon. Maccabi T-A will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Galil Gilboa will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: M.Watt 16+4reb+2ast, K.Hayes 9+1reb+5ast, A.Simhon 8+5reb, Y.Green 7+7reb, J.Smith 6+3reb+1ast, R.Sanders 5+2reb+2ast
Maccabi T-A: G.Shermadini 12+10reb+1ast, R.Hickman 12+1reb+2ast, S.James 11+6reb+1ast, M.Thomas 11+8reb+1ast, S.Landesberg 10+1reb+2ast, D.Smith 9+4reb
gschID: 192942


Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel J-M 68-94

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Hapoel J-M (2-3) crushed 7th ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-3) in Hod Hasharon 94-68 on Sunday. The game without a history. Hapoel J-M led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hapoel J-M forced 19 Bnei Hasharon turnovers and outrebounded them 45-28 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Hapoel J-M looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Hapoel J-M players scored in double figures. Belizean guard Milton Palacio (193-78, college: Colorado St.) answered with 17 points and American forward Herb Pope (203-89, college: Seton Hall) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. 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. Hapoel J-M moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel J-M will face higher ranked Hapoel Holon (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: M.Palacio 17+2reb+2ast, H.Pope 16+5reb, R.Beck 12+1reb+2ast, N.Berkowitz 6+2reb+2ast, J.Jones 6+7reb+2ast, I.Rosefelt 6+5reb
Hapoel J-M: C.Smith 19+12reb, C.Fells 15+7reb+2ast, E.Kadir 15+5reb+3ast, J.Pullen 11+1reb+7ast, M.Tapiro 8+2reb+3ast, U.Kokia 8+5reb
gschID: 192941


Maccabi Ashdod - Elizur Ashkelon 82-68

Maccabi Ashdod's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Ironi Ashkelon (0-5) 82-68 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Ashdod. Ironi Ashkelon managed to win third quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Ashdod made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Ironi Ashkelon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Guard Chris Allen (190-88, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) answered with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 19 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ironi Ashkelon. Maccabi Ashdod (1-4) left bottom position moving up to tenth place. It was Ironi Ashkelon's fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Ashdod are looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#9) in Hod Hasharon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 19+7reb, T.Gray 15+2reb, J.Mills 14+9reb+4ast, O.Shaashoua 5+1reb, A.Bukra 4+5reb+1ast, G.Porat 3+4reb+2ast
Maccabi Ashdod: C.Allen 23+3reb+1ast, D.Simpson 21+4reb+1ast, D.Hagag 11+1reb+3ast, K.Gabriel 10+13reb+2ast, J.Skeen 9, M.Mizrahi 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 192940


Hapoel Eilat - Hapoel Holon 77-73

The game in Eilat was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Hapoel Holon (3-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Hapoel Eilat (4-1). Hapoel Eilat managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73. Hapoel Holon was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 27-18 charge of Hapoel Eilat, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio, agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) added 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Five Hapoel Eilat and four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hapoel Eilat. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#3) in Tel-Aviv, which may be the game of the day. Hapoel Holon will play at home against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: F.Hassell 21+13reb, J.Dyson 18+3reb+7ast, L.Hill 16+4reb+3ast, T.Smith 12+6reb+3ast, Z.Rosen 5+4reb+3ast, O.Farhi 1
Hapoel Eilat: A.Freeman 15+4reb+2ast, J.Tillman 15+8reb+5ast, S.Hopson 15+4reb+4ast, A.Ben-Chimol 14+2reb+2ast, E.Holman 14+14reb+2ast, A.Nissim 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192938


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Maccabi .
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Simpson, Maccabi19.4 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.2 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.8 
 4. Killingswort., Net.18.6 
 5. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.17.6 
 6. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.16.8 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.15.8 
 8. Freeman, Hapoel Ei.15.6 
 9. Smith, Hapoel J-M15.4 
 10. Allen, Maccabi As.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.2 
 2. Uter, Maccabi11.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.11.0 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi10.4 
 5. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.3 
 6. Calathes, Maccabi10.2 
 7. Washington, Netan.9.6 
 8. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.9.2 
 9. Smith, Hapoel J-M9.0 
 10. Wright, Maccabi8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.7.0 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.6 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.4.8 
 4. Timor, Hapoel T-A4.6 
 5. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.6 
 6. Hayes, Galil Gilboa4.4 
 7. Bradley, Netanya4.2 
 8. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.4.0 
 9. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M4.0 
 10. Israeli, Maccabi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.2 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Wright, Maccabi2.4 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Hapoel2.3 
 5. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.2 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.2 
 7. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.2.0 
 8. Washington, Netan.2.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi2.0 
 10. Hanochi, Maccabi2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Uter, Maccabi2.6 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.2 
 3. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 4. Wright, Maccabi1.6 
 5. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 6. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.4 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi1.2 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.2 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.1.0 
 10. Washington, Neta.1.0 



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Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 11: Cantu - Vanoli CR 87-60
Nov. 11: Sutor MGR - Trenkwalder RE 80-94
Nov. 11: Enel Brindisi - Pesaro 72-55
Nov. 12: Acea Virtus RM - Montepaschi 70-81
Nov. 11: JuveCaserta - SAIE3 BO 65-56
Nov. 11: Angelico BI - Cimberio VA 60-77
Nov. 11: Banco di Sard. - Sidigas AV 102-81
Nov. 11: EA7 Armani - Umana VE 100-105

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 18: Montepaschi - JuveCaserta
Nov. 18: Pesaro - Cantu
Nov. 18: Umana VE - Acea Virtus RM
Nov. 18: Cimberio VA - Banco di Sard.
Nov. 18: Sidigas AV - Angelico BI
Nov. 18: Vanoli CR - EA7 Armani
Nov. 18: Trenkwalder RE - SAIE3 BO
Nov. 18: Enel Brindisi - Sutor MGR


SerieA Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Round 7 most important game was a victory of Montepaschi Siena over 4th placed Lottomatica Roma 81-70 on Monday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lottomatica Roma. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Lottomatica Roma managed to win third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Lottomatica Roma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St., agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Lottomatica Roma. Defending champion (5-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Cantu. Lottomatica Roma at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Trenkwalder RE and SAIE3 BO. Montepaschi Siena is looking forward to face Juvecaserta (#11) in Caserta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lottomatica Roma will play on the road against Umana Venezia (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
SerieA top team - Cimberio Varese (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Angelico Biella (1-6) 77-60. It was a great evening for American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Mike Green helped adding 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American-Qatari guard Trey Johnson (196-84, college: Jackson St., agency: Priority Sports) responded with 17 points. Undefeated Cimberio Varese have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Angelico Biella lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Cimberio Varese will play against league's second-placed Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Angelico Biella will play on the road against Air Avellino (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between VL Pesaro (2-5) and Enel Brindisi (3-4), which took place in Brindisi. Higher ranked VL Pesaro lost to fourteenth ranked Enel Brindisi in a road game 55-72 on Sunday. It was an exceptional evening for Scottie Reynolds who led the winners and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Enel Brindisi's coach Pier Luigi Bucchi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Lamont Mack came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for VL Pesaro in the defeat. Enel Brindisi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. VL Pesaro lost their fourth game in a row. Loser VL Pesaro dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Enel Brindisi will meet at home Sutor Montegranaro (#13) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. VL Pesaro will play against Cantu and hope to secure a win.
Another upset was a game between SAIE3 BO (4-3) and Juvecaserta (3-4), which took place in Caserta. Higher ranked SAIE3 BO lost to ninth ranked Juvecaserta in a road game 56-65. Jeleel Akindele fired a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. SAIE3 BO's coach Alessandro Finelli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Juvecaserta moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SAIE3 BO at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Juvecaserta's next round opponent will be higher ranked Montepaschi Siena (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SAIE3 BO will play against Trenkwalder RE in Reggio Emilia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between third ranked Cantu (5-2) and 11th ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) in Cantu on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Cantu outscored guests from Cremona 87-60. It was a very good performance for Beye Tabu-Eboma who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cantu maintains third place with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Cimberio VA, which they share with Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli Cremona dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Cantu will face VL Pesaro (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Vanoli Cremona will play against Armani Milano.

Other games in round 7 were not that significant. Trenkwalder RE beat Sutor MGR on the road 94-80. Banco di Sard. destroyed Sidigas AV on its own court 102-81. Umana VE managed to outperform EA7 Armani in Venezia 105-100.


Acea Virtus RM - Montepaschi 70-81

Round 7 most important game was a victory of Montepaschi Siena over 4th placed Lottomatica Roma 81-70 on Monday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lottomatica Roma. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Lottomatica Roma managed to win third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Lottomatica Roma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St., agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds and international forward Luigi Datome (203-87) added 15 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in the effort for Lottomatica Roma. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion (5-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Cantu. Lottomatica Roma at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Trenkwalder RE and SAIE3 BO. Montepaschi Siena is looking forward to face Juvecaserta (#11) in Caserta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lottomatica Roma will play on the road against Umana Venezia (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Acea Virtus RM: G.Lawal 19+8reb, L.Datome 15+7reb+1ast, P.Goss 13+1reb+1ast, J.Taylor 12+2reb+7ast, P.Lorant 6+4reb+1ast, O.Czyz 3+6reb
Montepaschi: B.Brown 22+4reb+9ast, D.Moss 18+4reb+1ast, T.Ress 12+5reb+1ast, V.Sanikidze 10+9reb, M.Kasun 6+2reb, M.Janning 6+5reb+1ast
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Enel Brindisi - Pesaro 72-55

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between VL Pesaro (2-5) and Enel Brindisi (3-4), which took place in Brindisi. Higher ranked VL Pesaro lost to fourteenth ranked Enel Brindisi in a road game 55-72 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Enel Brindisi. VL Pesaro managed to win fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding VL Pesaro to just 7 points in second quarter. Enel Brindisi dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to VL Pesaro's 28. Enel Brindisi forced 26 VL Pesaro turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) accounted for 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Enel Brindisi's coach Pier Luigi Bucchi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Lamont Mack (201-87, college: Charlotte) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international center Andrea Crosariol (211-84, college: Fair Dickinson) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for VL Pesaro in the defeat. Enel Brindisi moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. VL Pesaro lost their fourth game in a row. Loser VL Pesaro dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Enel Brindisi will meet at home Sutor Montegranaro (#13) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. VL Pesaro will play against Cantu and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Pesaro: L.Mack 17+5reb+1ast, A.Barbour 11+3reb+3ast, A.Crosariol 9+11reb, D.Cavaliero 8+5reb+4ast, D.Clemente 6+5reb, S.Bryan 2+4reb
Enel Brindisi: S.Reynolds 20+5reb+1ast, J.Gibson 15+2reb+1ast, C.Simmons 9+9reb, A.Robinson 8+4reb, K.Ndoja 8+2reb, A.Zerini 3
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JuveCaserta - SAIE3 BO 65-56

Another upset was a game between SAIE3 BO (4-3) and Juvecaserta (3-4), which took place in Caserta. Higher ranked SAIE3 BO lost to ninth ranked Juvecaserta in a road game 56-65. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 15-10. But SAIE3 BO won second period 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded SAIE3 BO 49-33 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by SAIE3 BO helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St.) fired a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The former international Marco Mordente (192-79) chipped in 14 points. International point guard Giuseppe Poeta (190-85) produced 22 points and 5 steals and the former international forward Mason Rocca (204-77, college: Princeton) added 8 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. SAIE3 BO's coach Alessandro Finelli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Juvecaserta moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SAIE3 BO at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Juvecaserta's next round opponent will be higher ranked Montepaschi Siena (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SAIE3 BO will play against Trenkwalder RE in Reggio Emilia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SAIE3 BO: G.Poeta 22+3reb+2ast, M.Rocca 8+13reb, K.Hasbrouck 7+3reb+1ast, M.Imbro 6+1reb+1ast, S.Smith 6+5reb, R.Moraschini 4+1ast
JuveCaserta: M.Mordente 14+4reb+1ast, G.Maresca 12+3reb+2ast, J.Akindele 10+14reb, S.Gentile 8+9reb, Z.Jonusas 8+5reb+3ast, A.Michelori 8+4reb+1ast
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Sutor MGR - Trenkwalder RE 80-94

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Trenkwalder RE (4-3) beat on the road 13th ranked Sutor Montegranaro (2-5) 94-80 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-80. It was a very good performance for American guard Donnel Taylor (198-82, college: UAB) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. American-Swiss Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Trenkwalder RE's coach Massimiliano Menetti used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Christian Burns (203-85, college: Philadelphia) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Latvian Rolands Freimanis (210-88) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sutor Montegranaro. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Trenkwalder RE. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Acea Virtus RM and SAIE3 BO. Loser Sutor Montegranaro dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Trenkwalder RE will face SAIE3 BO (#6) in Bologna in the next round. Sutor Montegranaro will play on the road against Enel Brindisi (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sutor MGR: C.Burns 18+10reb, R.Freimanis 17+5reb, D.Cinciarini 15+3reb+3ast, R.Steele 14+2reb+3ast, T.Slay 11+3reb, K.Johnson 5+1reb+1ast
Trenkwalder RE: D.Taylor 22+7reb+9ast, G.Brunner 20+6reb+1ast, A.Cinciarini 14+4reb+2ast, M.Antonutti 13+4reb, M.Jeremic 10+2reb, R.Cervi 7+1reb+1ast
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Angelico BI - Cimberio VA 60-77

SerieA top team - Cimberio Varese (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Angelico Biella (1-6) 77-60. The game was mostly controlled by Cimberio Varese. Angelico Biella was better in second period 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Angelico Biella to just 4 points in third quarter. It was a great evening for American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). His fellow American import point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) helped adding 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American-Qatari guard Trey Johnson (196-84, college: Jackson St., agency: Priority Sports) responded with 17 points and American forward Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cimberio Varese have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Angelico Biella lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Cimberio Varese will play against league's second-placed Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Angelico Biella will play on the road against Air Avellino (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: T.Johnson 17+4reb, N.Jaramaz 11+3reb+1ast, C.Brackins 11+9reb+1ast, R.Robinson 10+4reb, G.Jurak 6+2reb, L.Chrysikopoulos 5+1reb
Cimberio VA: B.Dunston 21+8reb+1ast, M.Green 12+7reb+5ast, A.Banks 11+3reb, E.Ere 10+5reb+2ast, E.Rush 8+3reb+2ast, D.Sakota 6+1reb+1ast
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Cantu - Vanoli CR 87-60

The game between third ranked Cantu (5-2) and 11th ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) in Cantu on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Cantu outscored guests from Cremona 87-60. The game without a history. Cantu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cantu had a 25-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Belgian Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American forward Jeff Brooks (203-89, college: Penn St.) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) added 11 points in the effort for Vanoli Cremona. Cantu maintains third place with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Cimberio VA, which they share with Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli Cremona dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Cantu will face VL Pesaro (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Vanoli Cremona will play against Armani Milano.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: L.Harris 17+5reb+2ast, J.Jackson 12+1reb, H.Peric 11+4reb+1ast, L.Vitali 9+2reb+1ast, A.Stipanovic 4+3reb, F.Ruini 3
Cantu: J.Brooks 16+7reb+1ast, J.Tabu 14+6reb+9ast, P.Aradori 13+2reb, N.Mazzarino 9+4ast, M.Leunen 8+2reb, M.Markoishvili 8+3reb+2ast
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Banco di Sard. - Sidigas AV 102-81

Very expected game when 15th ranked Air Avellino (2-5) was smashed by second ranked Banco di Sard. (6-1) in Sassari 102-81 on Sunday. The game without a history. Banco di Sard. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Banco di Sard. shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Air Avellino's players. Quite impressive performance for American guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists for the winners. Five Banco di Sard. players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Mustafa Shakur (193-84, college: Arizona) added 14 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) in the effort for Air Avellino. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Banco di Sard. maintains second place with 6-1 record behind leader Cimberio VA. Loser Air Avellino dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Banco di Sard. will face league's leader Cimberio Varese on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Air Avellino will play against Angelico Biella (#16).
Top scorers:
Sidigas AV: N.Ebi 23+13reb+1ast, M.Shakur 14+4reb+3ast, D.Mavraides 12+1reb, V.Spinelli 7+3reb+4ast, J.Richardson 7+1reb+1ast, P.Biligha 6+2reb
Banco di Sard.: D.Diener 20+6reb+3ast, M.Thornton 16+4reb, M.Ignerski 15+6reb+2ast, T.Easley 13+4reb+1ast, T.Diener 13+2reb+10ast, M.Pinton 10+1reb+2ast
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EA7 Armani - Umana VE 100-105

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Umana Venezia (3-4) won against on the road higher ranked Armani Milano (3-4) 105-100 on Sunday. Armani Milano was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Umana Venezia made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Umana Venezia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Armani Milano was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American-Bulgarian point guard Kee Kee Clark (180-84, college: St.Peter's) who helped to win the game recording 26 points. French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) answered with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and center Ioannis Bourousis (213-83, agency: FCM) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Armani Milano. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Umana Venezia moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Armani Milano. Umana Venezia will face higher ranked Lottomatica Roma (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: K.Langford 23+5reb+4ast, I.Bourousis 17+6reb, R.Stipcevic 14+1ast, M.Hairston 13+1reb+4ast, A.Fotsis 12+3reb, O.Cook 7+2reb+6ast
Umana VE: K.Kee Clark 26+1reb+1ast, Y.Diawara 17+4reb, A.Young 16+1reb, M.Bulleri 14+1reb+4ast, S.Szewczyk 8+2reb, D.Magro 7+4reb+1ast
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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR20.3 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.9 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.3 
 4. Ere, Cimberio VA17.3 
 5. Clark, Umana VE16.7 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi16.6 
 7. Taylor, Trenkwal.16.4 
 8. Dunston, Cimberio.16.3 
 9. Diawara, Umana VE15.7 
 10. Diener, Banco d.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.9.6 
 2. Akindele, JuveCase.9.0 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.8.4 
 4. Kotti, Vanoli CR8.3 
 5. Ebi, Sidigas AV8.0 
 6. Burns, Sutor MGR7.7 
 7. Jelovac, JuveCase.7.4 
 8. Lawal, Acea V.7.1 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA7.1 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.3 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.6 
 3. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.6 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.3 
 5. Hackett, Montepas.4.0 
 6. Taylor, Acea V.4.0 
 7. Cook, EA7 Armani3.7 
 8. Cavaliero, Pesaro3.6 
 9. Reynolds, Enel B.3.6 
 10. Brown, Montepasc.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny HASBROUCK
  SAIE3 B.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.7 
 2. Thornton, Banco d.2.7 
 3. Green, Cimberio VA2.4 
 4. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 5. Warren, Sidigas AV2.3 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.0 
 7. Datome, Acea V.2.0 
 8. Ebi, Sidigas AV2.0 
 9. Robinson, Angelico.2.0 
 10. Johnson, Vanoli1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.0 
 2. Simmons, Enel B.1.6 
 3. Ress, Montepaschi1.4 
 4. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 5. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.3 
 6. Datome, Acea V.1.3 
 7. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 9. Brooks, Cantu1.1 
 10. Crosariol, Pesaro1.0 



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BJ League Round 11: Akita Happinets defeat leader Iwate Big Bulls - by Eurobasket News

There were just 11 rounds played in Regular Season of BJ League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by third ranked Akita Happinets (7-1) 86-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Iwate Big Bulls. The game was mostly controlled by Akita Happinets. Iwate Big Bulls managed to win third quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akita Happinets dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 28. They outrebounded Iwate Big Bulls 42-26 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Anthony Kent (208-83, college: Ball St., agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with 13 points and 9 rebounds for Iwate Big Bulls. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akita Happinets maintains third place with 7-1 record having seven points less than leader Okinawa GK. Iwate Big Bulls at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. Akita Happinets are looking forward to face Shinshu BW (#5) in Nagano in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round.
BJ League top team - Okinawa GK (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-9) 112-72. It was a great evening for American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Morihisa Yamauchi helped adding 30 points and 4 steals. Okinawa GK's coach Tohyama Kouto felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) responded with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Undefeated Okinawa GK have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Okinawa GK will play against league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Kyoto Hannar. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Gunma is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to second ranked Toyama Grouses (8-4) 83-71 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Ira Brown who led the winners and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Nyika Williams came up with 18 points for Gunma in the defeat. Gunma's coach Ryan Blackwell rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyama Grouses maintains second place with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Okinawa GK. Gunma lost their twelfth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Toyama Grouses will meet Saitama Broncos (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gunma will play against Tokyo Cinq R. and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Takamatsu was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Shimane Magic (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Takamatsu FA (3-5). Shimane Magic defeated Takamatsu FA 70-59. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Michael Parker who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Takamatsu FA at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be Shiga L-Stars (#6) at home. Takamatsu FA will play against Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa.
The game in Shiga was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Fukuoka Rizing (6-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Shiga L-Stars (4-6). Shiga L-Stars managed to secure a 8-point victory 87-79 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fukuoka Rizing. Dionisio Gomez Camargo orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Tokyo Cinq R. Loser Fukuoka Rizing keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Osaka Evessa.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: Osaka Evessa were beaten by Oita H.Devils on the road 85-77. Yokohama BC lost to Shinshu BW on its own court 72-81. Sendai 89ers unfortunately lost to Tokyo Cinq R. in a road game 86-102. Niigata Albirex rolled over Saitama Bron. at home 79-55.


Miyazaki SS - Okinawa GK 72-112

BJ League top team - Okinawa GK (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-9) 112-72. The game without a history. Okinawa GK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Miyazaki Shining Suns' 36. They outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 41-30 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Morihisa Yamauchi (173-90) helped adding 30 points and 4 steals. Okinawa GK's coach Tohyama Kouto felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) responded with 31 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Larriques Cunningham (198-88, college: Lee) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Okinawa GK have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Okinawa GK will play against league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Kyoto Hannar. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: M.Yamauchi 30+2reb, J.Newton 25+14reb+1ast, T.Woodbury 22+6reb, N.Kosuge 9+1reb+2ast, D.Larkai 8+6reb+1ast, N.Namizato 7+3reb+7ast
Miyazaki SS: D.Keller 31+9reb+2ast, L.Cunningham 16+5reb+3ast, Y.Kojima 10+1reb, K.Ito 9+3reb+1ast, T.Fairley 4+10reb, M.Takahashi 2+1reb
gschID: 200427


Oita H.Devils - Osaka Evessa 85-77

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Oita Heat Devils (8-2) beat at home 9th ranked Osaka Evessa (1-5) 85-77 on Sunday. Osaka Evessa trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 28-19 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 77-85 at the end of the game. Osaka Evessa was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. Power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Center Darnell Cox (211-85, college: Miss.Valley St., agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M, agency: SDJ Sports) added 20 points in the effort for Osaka Evessa. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Oita Heat Devils maintains second place with 8-2 record having 2 victories less than leader Okinawa GK. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the ninth position with five games lost. Oita Heat Devils will face league's leader Okinawa GK on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Fukuoka Rizing (#5).
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: W.White 23+16reb+2ast, C.Tate 19+6reb, M.Lottich 15+1reb+1ast, K.Mitomo 13+1reb+7ast, T.Finger 7+3reb+5ast, K.Hatano 4+6reb
Osaka Evessa: D.Cox 22+11reb, N.Walkup 20+4reb+2ast, M.Obuchi 11+4reb+8ast, S.Konno 6+1reb+1ast, S.Watanuki 5+3reb+3ast, S.Takeda 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200426


Takamatsu FA - Shimane SM 59-70

The game in Takamatsu was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Shimane Magic (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Takamatsu FA (3-5). Shimane Magic defeated Takamatsu FA 70-59. The game was mostly controlled by Shimane Magic. Takamatsu FA was better in fourth quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St., agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. Power forward Paul Williams (208-83, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 8 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Takamatsu FA at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be Shiga L-Stars (#6) at home. Takamatsu FA will play against Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 15+6reb, B.Puckett 13+6reb+1ast, J.Davis 10+5reb, K.Yamabuchi 10+2reb+2ast, T.Yokoo 8+3reb+2ast, E.Yamamoto 7+2reb+5ast
Takamatsu FA: D.Lyons 16+5reb+1ast, H.Kikuchi 11+6reb, P.Williams 8+11reb+3ast, R.Johnson 8+5reb, M.Suzuki 6+1reb+3ast, B.Penn 4+6reb
gschID: 200425


Shiga L-Stars - Fukuoka Rizing 87-79

The game in Shiga was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Fukuoka Rizing (6-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Shiga L-Stars (4-6). Shiga L-Stars managed to secure a 8-point victory 87-79 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fukuoka Rizing. Fukuoka Rizing was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 24-14 charge of Shiga L-Stars, which allowed them to win the game. Fukuoka Rizing was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Shinya Ogawa (183-83) contributed with 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. Five Shiga L-Stars and four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Tokyo Cinq R. Loser Fukuoka Rizing keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Osaka Evessa.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: S.Ogawa 19+3reb+5ast, D.Gomez Camargo 18+16reb+2ast, R.Nixon 15+8reb+3ast, T.Fujiwara 14+2reb+4ast, J.Nakama 11+2reb+1ast, B.Yokoe 5+1ast
Fukuoka Rizing: R.Warren 19+16reb+1ast, J.Peppers 15+6reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 14+2reb+1ast, A.Takeno 10+1reb+5ast, M.Kano 8+3reb+1ast, J.Ashby 7+4reb
gschID: 200424


Yokohama BC - Shinshu BW 72-81

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked Yokohama BC (5-3) lost at home to sixth ranked Shinshu BW (6-4) 81-72 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Yokohama BC won fourth quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shinshu BW had a 34-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Takanori Goya (190-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shinshu BW moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Yokohama BC dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Shinshu BW will face higher ranked Akita Happinets (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Yokohama BC will play against Sendai 89ers.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: T.Goya 24+7reb+4ast, J.Green 14+9reb+2ast, W.Marshall 13+8reb+2ast, E.Morris 13+5reb+3ast, D.Curry 7+5reb, S.Yosuke 5+1reb+2ast
Yokohama BC: T.Kennedy 23+9reb, D.Burns 16+7reb+7ast, P.Faye 10+4reb, S.Kouno 8+3reb, P.Butorac 6+3reb, T.Hotta 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200423


Tokyo Cinq R. - Sendai 89ers 102-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Tokyo Cinq R.'s (4-6) home victory over 9th ranked Sendai 89ers (2-6) 102-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 60-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tokyo Cinq R. made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Tokyo Cinq R. had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Kenji Sato (180-79) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) answered with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import center Sam Coleman (208-87, college: Coppin St.) added 21 points in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Four Tokyo Cinq R. and five Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tokyo Cinq R. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the ninth position with six games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will face Gunma (#11) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sendai 89ers will play against Yokohama BC.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Jones 31+12reb+3ast, R.Barrett 17+4reb, K.Sato 15+7reb+2ast, C.Aoki 12+1reb+1ast, H.Takada 12+3reb+3ast, C.Sasaki 9+6reb
Sendai 89ers: S.Coleman 21+3reb+1ast, K.Coble 15+5reb+1ast, T.Shimura 14+3reb+4ast, S.Willard 14+9reb+5ast, Y.Arai 13+1ast, T.Komoda 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 200422


Toyama Grouses - Gunma 83-71

Bottom-ranked Gunma is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 12th consecutive match to second ranked Toyama Grouses (8-4) 83-71 on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Toyama Grouses. Gunma managed to win fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Tatsunori Fujie (184-87) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Vincentian center Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) came up with 18 points and American power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Gunma in the defeat. Gunma's coach Ryan Blackwell rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyama Grouses maintains second place with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Okinawa GK. Gunma lost their twelfth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Toyama Grouses will meet Saitama Broncos (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gunma will play against Tokyo Cinq R. and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: T.Fujie 18+3reb+3ast, I.Brown 16+9reb+8ast, B.Cole 12+7reb+1ast, M.Kamezaki 11+1reb+1ast, J.Jacob 10+8reb, A.Garcia 9+3reb+1ast
Gunma: N.Williams 18+3reb+1ast, L.Witcher 11+8reb, T.Granado 9+5reb, Y.Suzuki 9+4ast, S.Okada 8+3reb+2ast, D.Brown 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 200421


Niigata Albirex - Saitama Bron. 79-55

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Saitama Broncos (1-7) were outscored on the road by fourth ranked Niigata Albirex (7-3) 79-55 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Niigata Albirex. Saitama Broncos was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Saitama Broncos to just 6 points in first quarter. Niigata Albirex made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Saitama Broncos 49-35 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Niigata Albirex made 8 blocks. American center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Coach Matt Garrison's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dameion Baker (192-78, college: Mount Olive) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Yuki Kitamuki (184-85) added 14 points in the effort for Saitama Broncos. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Niigata Albirex. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shimane SM. Saitama Broncos lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Niigata Albirex will face Chiba Jets (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Saitama Broncos will play against the league's second-placed Toyama Grouses.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: K.Sato 14+3reb, C.Holm 13+11reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 12+3reb+1ast, R.Webb 11+6reb, N.Murry 11+8reb+4ast, S.Komatsu 6+1reb
Saitama Bron.: D.Baker 17+10reb+2ast, A.Scott 14+3reb, Y.Kitamuki 14+3reb+2ast, R.Orr 6+2ast, T.Yamashiro 2+15reb+1ast, Y.Nobihura 2
gschID: 200420


Iwate Big Bulls - Akita NH 67-86

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by third ranked Akita Happinets (7-1) 86-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Iwate Big Bulls. The game was mostly controlled by Akita Happinets. Iwate Big Bulls managed to win third quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akita Happinets dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 28. They outrebounded Iwate Big Bulls 42-26 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Anthony Kent (208-83, college: Ball St., agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with 13 points and 9 rebounds and forward Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 13 points in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akita Happinets maintains third place with 7-1 record having seven points less than leader Okinawa GK. Iwate Big Bulls at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. Akita Happinets are looking forward to face Shinshu BW (#5) in Nagano in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: D.Harris 22+6reb+7ast, J.Demercy 13+4reb+1ast, A.Kent 12+7reb, T.Cummings 11+5reb+2ast, Y.Kikuchi 10+2reb+2ast, S.Taguchi 6+5reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: C.Dixon 13+4reb+1ast, D.Sneed 13+9reb+1ast, R.Okosa 10+6reb, L.Blackledge 10+3reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 8+1reb+3ast, T.Masato 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 200419



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Barsy take two wins against Kaspiy - by Eurobasket News

Barsy Atyrau registered back-to-back victories over Kaspiy in the latest D1 games.
Barsy clinched a comfortable 102:81 victory in the first game. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) came up with 28 points to lead the winners. Barsy led by as many as 11 points after the opening quarter. Barsy unleashed 30 points in the third term to gain a 21-point lead at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Dmitri Dyatlovsky (196-G-85, agency: Promotex) provided 15 points, while Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) added 13 points in the win. Reinis Strupovics (192-G-87) answered with 18 points for Kaspiy. Dzhanysh Adiev (190-G-93) contributed 12 points in the loss.
Next game was much closer battle. Kaspiy jumped into a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Barsy stepped on the gas in the second frame and surged ahead for a 42:37 halftime lead. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the second half but Barsy eked out a 76:71 victory at the end. Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) finished with 16 points, while Mikhail Evstigneev (201-F/C-84) added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Barsy. David Nesbitt (200-F-91) chipped in 20 points, while Reinis Strupovics provided 19 points in defeat.



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Standings - A1

Liga e pare Standings
 1. BC Studenti 2-0 
 2. Kastrioti 2-0 
 3. Malisheva 2-0 
 4. Futura 1-1 
 5. Llapi Podujeve 0-1 
 6. Skenderaj 0-1 
 7. Fushe 0-2 
 8. Ylli 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 10: Kastrioti - Fushe 99-79
Nov. 10: BC Studenti - Futura 112-84
Nov. 10: Malisheva - Ylli 106-74
Nov. 10: Skenderaj - Llapi Podujeve


Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 10: Vellaznimi - Bashkimi 65-77
Nov. 11: RTV 21 - Peja 62-87
Nov. 11: Drita - Trepca 59-78
Nov. 11: Kosova - Sigal Prishtina 56-119



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

20-year old forward Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) had a great game in the last round for Turiba and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds, while his team outclassed Jelgava (#6, 3-4) with 27-point margin 103-76. Turiba is placed at 9th position in Latvian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Apsitis had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Turiba's top player in his first season with the team. Apsitis has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 57.7% FGP and 42.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Davis Geks (190-G-95) of U18. He is a guard in his first season at U18. In the last game Geks recorded impressive 30 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for U18 to edge the higher-ranked Valmiera (#2, 5-2) in overtime by 4 points 84-80. Despite this victory they still are the lowest ranked team. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory U18 managed to get this year. Geks is a newcomer at U18 and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91, agency: FCM) of league's second-best Valmiera. Butjankovs scored 16 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Butjankovs' great performance Valmiera lost 80-84in overtime to the lower-ranked U18 (#11, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Valmiera needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Butjankovs has a great season in Latvia. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.4rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Brackett (204-C-90) of Jelgava - 16 points and 11 rebounds
5. Matiss Rudmiezis (190-F-91) of Turiba - 23 points and 4 rebounds
6. Maris Gulbis (202-F-85) of Barons kvartals - 34 points and 4 rebounds
7. Folarin Campbell (192-G-86) of Ventspils - 17 points and 3 rebounds
8. Andzejs Pasecniks (211-C-95) of U18 - 20 points and 7 rebounds
9. Mikus Sokolovs (195-G-89) of Turiba - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Jurmala - 19 points and 5 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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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Sagesse
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Harper, Sagesse30.5 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.5 
 3. Sims, Sagesse26.5 
 4. Gadson, Antranik26.0 
 5. Accaoui, Anibal25.5 
 6. Rida, Amchit25.0 
 7. Khatib, Champville23.5 
 8. Terry, Champville22.5 
 9. Gray, Anibal22.5 
 10. Williams, Bejjeh22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Fraser, Byblos21.0 
 2. Sims, Sagesse13.0 
 3. Salyers, Moutahed13.0 
 4. Ampim, Antranik12.5 
 5. Jamison, Bejjeh11.5 
 6. Woods, Al Riyadi11.0 
 7. Bawji, Moutahed10.5 
 8. Freije, Amchit10.5 
 9. Kassem, Bejjeh9.0 
 10. Gray, Anibal8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Austin JOHNSON
  Amchit
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Johnson, Amchit7.0 
 2. Gadson, Antranik6.5 
 3. Blair, Hoops6.5 
 4. Akl, Sagesse6.5 
 5. Accaoui, Anibal6.0 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi6.0 
 7. Khoury, Amchit5.5 
 8. Houston, Moutahed5.0 
 9. Harper, Sagesse4.5 
 10. Zaloum, Antranik4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Austin JOHNSON
  Amchit
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Amchit4.0 
 2. Saoud, Al Riyadi4.0 
 3. Williams, Bejjeh3.5 
 4. Souaid, Champville2.5 
 5. Kassem, Bejjeh2.5 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik2.5 
 7. Ketenjian, Champvi.2.0 
 8. Blair, Hoops2.0 
 9. Gray, Anibal2.0 
 10. Fakhreddine, Hoo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi3.5 
 2. Fakhreddine, Hoops2.5 
 3. Ampim, Antranik2.5 
 4. Fraser, Byblos2.0 
 5. Haji, Antranik1.5 
 6. Terry, Champville1.5 
 7. Freije, Amchit1.0 
 8. Mneimneh, Byblos1.0 
 9. Rida, Amchit1.0 
 10. Abi Khares, Anibal1.0 



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Standings - NKL

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 10: Statyba - Triobet 96-88
Nov. 10: Dzukija - Meresta 88-71
Nov. 10: Olimpas - Perlas-MRU 80-82
Nov. 10: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Mazeikiai 74-75
Nov. 10: S.Marciulionio - Suduva-Mantinga 72-64
Nov. 10: Birstono - Radviliskis 70-68
Nov. 10: Gargzdai - Silute 67-82
Nov. 10: Zanavykas - Ezerunas-Karys 65-48
Nov. 10: Nafta Universitetas - Delikatesas 58-54

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 16: Meresta - Silute
Nov. 16: Ezerunas-Karys - Gargzdai
Nov. 16: Triobet - Olimpas
Nov. 16: Mazeikiai - Dzukija
Nov. 16: Delikatesas - Zanavykas
Nov. 16: Suduva-Mantinga - Statyba
Nov. 16: Radviliskis - Zalgiris-Sabonio
Nov. 16: S.Marciulionio - Nafta Universitetas
Nov. 16: Perlas-MRU - Birstono


Zalgiris suffered their first loss - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris suffered their first loss in VTB League. The Lithuanian team was beaten by VEF Riga 72:77. Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Donatas Zavackas contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Ibrahim Jaaber added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Zalgiris.
Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas meanwhile overcame Estonian Kalev/Cramo 73:60. It looked good early as Kalev/Cramo took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lietuvos rytas had a 18-10 second period charge getting the lead and Kalev/Cramo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-73. Lietuvos rytas forced 19 Kalev/Cramo turnovers and outrebounded them 42-31 including 27 on the defensive glass. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Keith McLeod responded with 20 points and Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds.


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.23.7 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas19.6 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.17.1 
 4. Kleiza, Birstono17.1 
 5. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.16.7 
 6. Macernis, Mazeikiai16.2 
 7. Pociukonis, S.Marc.15.7 
 8. Tarvydas, Statyba15.6 
 9. Kvedaraviciu., Del.15.5 
 10. Gudaitis, Zalgir.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija11.3 
 2. Linkevicius, Triob.10.1 
 3. Udras, Perlas-MRU8.8 
 4. Jurgo, Radviliskis8.3 
 5. Virbalas, Perla.8.2 
 6. Gudaitis, Zalgir.7.9 
 7. Kazakauskas, Olimp.7.5 
 8. Brusokas, Statyba7.4 
 9. Krestinin, S.Marc.7.3 
 10. Norkus, Nafta U.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Meres.
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.8.3 
 2. Harrison, Dzukija6.7 
 3. Anuzis, Nafta U.5.6 
 4. Zurna, Radviliskis5.5 
 5. Kuklierius, Suduva.5.0 
 6. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas-MRU4.4 
 8. Varanauskas, Stat.4.3 
 9. Sidlauskas, Mazeik.4.3 
 10. Rakauskas, S.Marc.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Olimpas
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Razutis, Olimpas2.8 
 2. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.7 
 3. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.6 
 4. Harrison, Dzukija2.6 
 5. Klemas, Delikatesas2.5 
 6. Radavicius, Meres.2.5 
 7. Matutis, Gargzdai2.1 
 8. Sabeckis, Birstono2.1 
 9. Paliukenas, Staty.2.1 
 10. Giedraitis, Mazei.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.4 
 2. Gudaitis, Zalgir.2.3 
 3. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.1 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.2.0 
 5. Kaubrys, Silute1.6 
 6. Staniulis, S.Marc.1.5 
 7. Petrileviciu., Bir.1.1 
 8. Macernis, Mazeikiai1.1 
 9. Tarolis, Gargzdai0.9 
 10. Pupinis, Suduva.0.9 



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Larrie Smith's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American forward Larrie Smith (198-F-75) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Sparta and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 37-year old forward recorded a triple-double of 27 points addeding also thirteen rebounds and ten assists, while his team crushed Black Star (#10, 1-7) with 20-point margin 104-84. It allowed Sparta to consolidate first place in the Luxembourg Diekirch League. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Sparta still have not lost a single game, getting all 8 victories. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Sparta, through which he has constantly improved. Tennessee Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (7th best: 20.8ppg), assists (2nd best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American power forward Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84) of Black Star. McDaniel impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Black Star lost that game 84-104 to league's leader Sparta (#1, 8-0). Black Star are still at the very bottom. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Black Star managed to get this year. McDaniel is one of the most experienced players at Black Star and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.0ppg (#1). He also registered 11.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella (#3). Simpson scored 29 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Simpson's great performance Etzella lost 79-83 to the lower-ranked Residence (#6, 4-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Etzella needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Simpson has a great season in Luxembourg. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.1ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 15.4rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84) of Residence - 21 points and 19 rebounds
5. Lee Fisher (195-F-89) of Amicale - 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Dean Gindt (201-PF-91) of Sparta - 29 points and 4 rebounds
7. Elton Frazier (196-F-88) of Contern - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Reggie Golson (201-F-81) of Amicale - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87) of T71 - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Julien Hublart (192-F/G-88) of Sparta - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Donbasket 3-0 
 2. Gamma 3-0 
 3. UASM 2-1 
 4. Ribnita 1-2 
 5. Politech 0-3 
 6. Soroka 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 11: Gamma - UASM 77-51
Nov. 11: Soroka - Ribnita 75-80
Nov. 11: Donbasket - Politech 65-51

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 17: Politech - Ribnita
Nov. 18: UASM - Donbasket
Nov. 18: Gamma - Soroka



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Coach Mike D'Antoni agreed terms with LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News (T)

Los Angeles Lakers hired 61-year old Italian-US coach Mike D'Antoni. The deal is meant for four seasons. He has coached for the last four years at New York Knicks.
He won NBA Pacific Division championship title for three years in a row (between 2005 and 2007).
DAntoni was selected to coach in NBA All-Star Game back in 2007.
He has been coaching USA Senior National Team between 2006 and 2012.
DAntoni has coached previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso) and other NBA team (Denver Nuggets).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Report: Lakers to hire Mike D'Antoni as new head coach - by Eurobasket News

Although it would have made for a great story, the Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly not be bringing legendary coach Phil Jackson back into the fold. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter), the Lakers are set to hire Mike DAntoni as their new head coach. Mike D'Antoni signed a four-year deal with the Lakers. Phil Jackson was asking for the moon, according to a source familiar with the situation, tweeted Bresnahan. This move reunited Lakers point guard Steve Nash (currently injured) with his former Suns coach.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Jazz tame Raptors in triple-overtime marathon - by Eurobasket News

Portland TB - Atlanta H. 87-95
Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Korver (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Creighton) added 16 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game skid with a 95-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Al Horford added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who scored the final eight points. Atlanta was playing the second game of a four-game West Coast swing after losing 89-76 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. J.J. Hickson (6'9''-F/C-88, college: N.Carolina St.) had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and Nicolas Batum scored 19 points to lead Portland, which dropped its fourth straight. Wesley Matthews had 17 points and made all 10 of his free throws. Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting. He added eight assists, but had just seven points in the first three quarters. Portland's streak of 195 consecutive home sellouts ended, team president and CEO Chris McGowan announced before the game. The streak dated back to Dec. 21, 2007. Portland's bench, outscored 63-4 in a loss to San Antonio on Saturday, struggled again. The Hawks had a 26-6 advantage from their reserves. The Hawks didn't show any noticeable effects from playing back-to-back games until midway through the fourth quarter, when the Blazers went on a 15-2 run to go up 82-80 with 5:40 remaining. The game was tied at 87 with 2:38 left, but Horford made a hook shot, Jeff Teague scored on a driving layup and Korver hit two free throws as the Hawks pulled away. Smith has double-doubles in his last six games against Portland and he was hot to start the night, hitting four of his first five shots as the Hawks jumped out to a 22-9 lead. Portland whittled the advantage down to 28-24, but Atlanta built up another large lead when the Blazers subbed in the likes of Sasha Pavlovic, Will Barton and Ronnie Price. Devin Harris scored to put Atlanta back up 41-26 halfway through the second quarter. After the Blazers' first team came back in, they cut into the advantage again and trailed 56-47 at halftime. Batum led a small Portland comeback, scoring 11 points in the third quarter as Portland got within 68-63, but the Hawks kept the lead until deep into the final period. Courtesy of: huffingtonpost.com

Phoenix Suns - Denver N. 110-100
Goran Dragic (6'3''-PG-86) scored 21 points, including 4-of-5 shooting on 3-pointers, to lead seven Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns snapped Denver's four-game winning streak with a 110-100 victory over the Nuggets on Monday night. Shannon Brown (6'4''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) added 19 points, Michael Beasley 16 and Jared Dudley 15 for Phoenix. Markieff Morris added 13 points and had a crucial steal down the stretch. Marcin Gortat and Luis Scola added 12 points apiece for the Suns, who finished the game with a 13-4 run. Andre Iguodala (6'6''-SF-84, college: Arizona) scored 17 for Denver. JaVale McGee added 16, pretty much all of them on thundering dunks, and Danilo Gallinari scored 15 for the Nuggets. Kenneth Faried scored 14 on 6-of-7 shooting but didn't take a shot in the second half. Denver outshot Phoenix 54 percent to 46 percent but committed 15 turnovers, resulting in 17 points, to the Suns' six. Denver had nine points off turnovers. Phoenix also prevailed at the foul line, going 17 of 21 to the Nuggets' 11 of 18. Dragic's 3-pointer from the top of the key put Phoenix ahead 100-96 with 3:14 to play. Ty Lawson's two free throws cut it to 100-98 just 14 seconds later, then Morris made two from the line and stole the ball from Lawson, leading to Brown's fastbreak layup that made it 104-98 with 2:31 remaining. Faried was called for traveling, then Dragic hit a 19-footer and the Suns led 106-98 with 1:38 to go. After Andre Miller made one of two free throws to close it to 106-100 with 1:19 left, the Suns put it away with baskets by Brown and Gortat. The Nuggets outshot the Suns 56 percent to 40 percent in the first half but led only 57-54 at the break. Phoenix stayed close by making 13 of 15 free throws in the first two quarters to Denver's 5 of 10. Denver led most of the third quarter and was ahead 76-71 when McGee dunked with just under 4 minutes left in the period. But Phoenix outscored the visitors 12-2 the rest of the quarter. Dudley and Beasley each hit a 3 during the run, then Dragic's 8-footer gave the Suns an 83-78 lead entering the fourth. The Nuggets cut the lead to three early in the fourth quarter before Brown's inside basket and Gortat's dunk on a lob from Dragic made it 91-84 with 9:17 to play. Gallinari's driving layup over Morris cut the Phoenix lead to 97-96 with 3:58 remaining, leading Suns coach Alvin Gentry to call a timeout, and the Suns pulled away from there. Courtesy of: denverpost.com

Dallas M. - Minnesota T. 82-90
Nikola Pekovic (6'10''-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) scored 20 points before leaving with an injury and the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 90-82 Monday night. Because of a rash of injuries, the Timberwolves dressed only 10 players. The 6-foot-11 Pekovic exited with 2:46 left in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn't return. Pekovic went 8 of 13 from the floor. Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved each had 16 points for Minnesota. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was ejected after arguing a foul call with 5 minutes left. Assistant coach Jim O'Brien coached the team the rest of the way. Darren Collison (6'0''-PG-87, college: UCLA) had 21 points and O.J. Mayo added 18 for the Mavericks, who lost their third straight. Minnesota stars Kevin Love (broken right hand) andRicky Rubio (torn left ACL) have yet to play this season. On Sunday, the Timberwolves announced Chase Budinger will have surgery for a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, an injury he sustained while filling in for Brandon Roy on Saturday night. Roy missed his second game Monday with a sore right knee. Former Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (left foot sprain) did not travel with Minnesota and missed his third straight game. Even will all the injuries, the Timberwolves (5-2) are off to their best start since 2001-02. Minnesota led by six at halftime and pushed its advantage to 64-51 on Kirilenko's dunk with 3:52 left in the third. Pekovic went down to the floor just more than a minute later and was helped off the court by a trainer. Dallas was within 76-68 in the fourth when Carlisle was ejected. The coach stormed toward halfcourt after a shooting foul was called on Mayo, and official Jason Phillips quickly gave Carlisle consecutive technicals. The Timberwolves went on a 9-4 run over the next 1:37, capped by Shved's 3-pointers that gave Minnesota an 85-72 lead. Dallas cut its deficit to 85-78, but Minnesota went 5 of 6 on free throws in the final minute to put the game away. Luke Ridnour had 15 points and eight assists, and reserve Dante Cunningham chipped in 14 points for the Timberwolves. Minnesota went on an 11-2 run late in the first quarter to jump out to an early 10-point lead. The Mavericks missed 13 of their final 15 shots in the first quarter, then they misfired on their first four attempts of the second. The Timberwolves capitalized on Dallas' offensive struggles as Cunningham broke free for an easy dunk, putting the Timberwolves up 29-17 early in the second. The Mavericks cut into Minnesota's lead late in the first half. They hit their final three shots to get within 45-39 at halftime. Courtesy of: dallasnews.com

Houston R. - Miami Heat 110-113
his one will be remembered for one thing and one thing only: Jeremy Lin's airball. People will eventually forget that LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) tied a franchise record with 32 points in the second half. Memories will fade of James' shooting clinic from three-point range and former Gators' standout Chandler Parsons (6'9''-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida)' career-high 25 points for the Rockets. But no one will forget Lin's miss. It is a shot that will live in infamy regardless of any path, good or ill, that Lin's career follows. With less than 10 seconds remaining and the Rockets down by one point, Lin was wide open on the wing and poised to make up for so many bad memories of the Heat from his only season with the Knicks. Then Lin made some more bad memories. His three-point attempt to take the lead missed everything. It was anti-clutch. He missed the rim by nearly two feet. It was Lin-gaggery and led to a 113-110 victory for the Heat in the Rockets' biggest game since trading for James Harden. 'It didn't come off right,' Lin said. 'It didn't feel good. Obviously, it's my responsibility to hit that shot. It was a good shot for me, a quality shot, but it didn't go in for me today, unfortunately, in a crucial play of the game.' After the miss, gasps and moans and obscenities filled Toyota Center. The Heat's reserves had to cover their open mouths to avoid being photographed during the embarrassing moment. As if he was still in shock, Dwyane Wade missed a pair of free throws on the other end moments later. 'That's a game that went a lot of different ways,' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. 'They played a heck of a second half, but we were a little mentally tougher this time around.' Lin compounded his unholy miss by committing a foul after Wade's second errant free-throw attempt. The foul put Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) at the line and he made both free throws to give the Heat a three-point lead. After two timeouts, Harden missed his three-point attempt at the buzzer with James providing intense defensive pressure. 'I was looking at coach and coach was looking at me coming out of the timeout and we basically were like, OK, it's time for me to take him,' and I'm glad I was able to get a good contest,' James said. James led the Heat (6-2) with 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and six assists. His 32 points in the second half tied Wade's franchise record. James has had seven double-doubles in the Heat's first eight games. James was 5 of 8 from three-point range and no shot from outside was bigger than his fade-away three-pointer with 1:49 to play. The unimaginably difficult shot he made look easy cut the Rockets lead to 107-106. Chris Bosh finished with 24 points on 14 shots. He had 10 field goals and was 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. He also had 10 rebounds. Udonis Haslem had 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Parsons, the Rockets' 6-10 small forward and former Southeastern Conference Player of the Year for the Gators, finished with 25 points. He was 8 of 17 from field and 5 of 10 from three-point range. Houston (3-4) was 12 of 34 from three-point range overall. Harden had a chance to put the Rockets ahead by three points but his driving layup was defended well by Chris Bosh with less than a minute to play. The Heat countered immediately and the ball found James' hands with 20 seconds on the clock. James crossed up Lin on the wing and then powered his way to the basket through Patrick Patterson. The driving layup gave the Heat 111-110 lead. Miami trailed by six points with 4:13 left when Patterson slammed his way to the rim. The Heat built a 17-point lead to begin the game but had to play catch up in the final minutes. For 35 minutes between the first and last five minutes of the game, the Heat's defense took a catnap and let the Rockets' youngsters back into the game. Chris Bosh roused his teammates from their sleep with four consecutive points, cutting Houston's lead to 103-100. From there, the three-pointers began raining down like so many screams inside Toyota Center. Ray Allen started it off with a three-pointer from the corner. The shot sliced the Rockets' lead to 104-103, but Marcus Morris answered it with a three of his own. James then nailed his fadeaway but Parsons countered with his fifth and final three-pointer. The shot gave the Rockets a four-point lead with 1:29 left. Everything was swishing the nets until, of course, Lin's airball. Lin struggled famously last season in his only matchup against the Heat. He was 1 of 11 from the field with eight turnovers. On Monday, he was much better yet faded from the spotlight in the end. He finished with nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with six assists and two turnovers. The Heat's defense has allowed at least 100 points in seven of its first eight games. Courtesy of: miamiherald.com

Chicago B. - Boston C. 95-101
Rajon Rondo (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kentucky) had 20 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Rondo took advantage of Bulls point guard Nate Robinson for three quarters, helping the Celtics build a 12-point lead on 56-percent shooting. He extended his streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists to 31, the longest in the NBA since John Stockton had 37 straight between Feb. 27 to Nov. 29, 1989. Brandon Bass led four other Celtics in double figures with 16 points as Boston held off a furious late Chicago rally to snap a five-game losing streak at the United Center. Kevin Garnett had 15 points. Luol Deng (6'9''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) led the Bulls with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Joakim Noah added 17 points and 11 boards and led Chicago's fourth quarter rally with nine points. The Celtics became the first team to score 100 points against the Bulls since April 8 of last season, ending a streak that had reached 15 straight games. The Bulls held Boston without a point for 5:15 of the fourth quarter, scoring 10 straight pull to 87-84. Chicago had five straight possessions to close the gap further but couldn't, and Jason Terry (6'2''-PG-77, college: Arizona) finally snapped the Celtics' drought with a jumper with just under 5 minutes to play. Rookie Marquis Teague replaced Robinson in the fourth and helped curb Rondo's scoring. Noah outplayed Garnett during the Chicago spree, aggressively driving to the basket while Garnett missed three straight jumpers on the other end, including an air ball that landed out of bounds. In the final minute, Deng made two free throws to cut the lead to three, but Rondo passed to Garnett for a dunk and Taj Gibson missed two free throws. Rondo then passed to Bass for a dunk to seal the win and extend his assists streak. The Celtics shot just 35 percent in the fourth after their strong start. Chicago had won seven of its last 10 games overall against Boston, but lost for the third in its last five outings at home. Chicago will now head on the road for a five-game trip. The Celtics used a 10-0 run over a 3:45 stretch of the second quarter to establish its biggest lead of the first half at 51-38. Boston led 58-46 at the break, getting 59.5 percent shooting. Rondo had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in the first half. Rondo continued to take advantage of Robinson in the third quarter, scoring 10 points in the period as the Celtics maintained their shooting touch. Boston led 82-70 after three and appeared to be in good shape. The Celtics entered the game having won their last 26 games when leading after three quarter, twice as long as any other such streak in the NBA. Pierce and Rondo scored eight points apiece as the Celtics took a 33-27 lead after the first quarter. Boston shot 63.6 percent from the field and set a new season high for points in a quarter. Carlos Boozer scored 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting for Chicago. Boozer finished with 15 points, but didn't play in the fourth quarter. Courtesy of: boston.com

Detroit P. - Oklah.City T. 90-92
Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the winless Detroit Pistons 92-90 on Monday night. The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history. It was the fourth game in five nights for the Thunder, who improved to 6-2. Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points - all on free throws - to a 13-0 Thunder run to open the fourth quarter that turned a 73-62 deficit into a 75-73 lead with 8:11 left. Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas), who hit a tough runner with 47.8 seconds remaining that gave Oklahoma City an 88-85 advantage, added 26 points and nine rebounds. Rodney Stuckey (6'5''-PG-86, college: E.Washington) led the Pistons with 19 points and Greg Monroe had 17 points and six rebounds. His lay-in ended Detroit's fourth-quarter drought and tied it at 75 with 7:47 left. The Pistons took a 62-51 lead on two free throws by Stuckey with 6:11 left in the third quarter before a timeout by the Thunder. After the timeout, Monroe's layup made it 64-51, the Pistons' biggest advantage to that point. Detroit led 51-45 at halftime after leading by as much as 12 in the second quarter. The Pistons' biggest advantage was 44-32 with 5:29 left in the first half after Jason Maxiell's layup capped a 10-2 run. Oklahoma City cut the deficit to 47-45 after a 13-3 spurt was finished off by Durant's dunk with 2:27 remaining in the first half. Serge Ibaka (seven points) and Westbrook (four) accounted for the rest of that run for the Thunder. Courtesy of: utsandiego.com

Philadelph.76 - Milwaukee B. 96-105
Brandon Jennings (6'0''-PG-89) scored 33 points and Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) had 18 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The Bucks improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time since they won their first four in 2001-02. Jennings and Ellis combined to make 20 of 41 shots with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Mike Dunleavy scored 13 points and the Bucks shot around 60 percent most of the game. Dunleavy buried a 3 with 2:44 left to stretch Milwaukee's lead to 103-93. Led by Dorell Wright, the Sixers sizzled from 3-point range, but they simply didn't have long-range makes left in them to make this one a game. They also couldn't stop Jennings' drives to the basket. He also hit four 3-pointers, had four steals and was 5 of 5 from the free-throw line. Jrue Holiday had 25 points and a whopping eight turnovers for the Sixers. Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) scored 20 points and Wright had 14. The Sixers made 10 of 24 3-pointers. The Sixers were rolling coming off their first 3-0 road trip since 2003. But they received a dose of bad news earlier in the day when they learned center Andrew Bynum will miss at least five more weeks because of a bone bruise in his right knee and may not play in a game until early January. The Sixers said the new goal was for Bynum to resume "normal basketball activity" around Dec. 10. He would then need 1-4 weeks of conditioning and practice before he can play in his first game for the 76ers. He has yet to even practice with them this season. For all the hype surrounding Bynum, he was far from the only big piece acquired in the offseason. Richardson, picked up in the same four-team deal that landed Bynum, Young and Wright all were expected to bolster a team fresh off a surprising run to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Trailing by as many as 14 points in the first half, Richardson, Young and Wright got to work to rally the Sixers in the third. The Sixers went on a 16-3 run to pull within three. Young and Richardson hit consecutive 3s to make it a two-point game and Holiday sank a pull-up jumper to close the quarter and tie the game at 83. Richardson missed the last four games with a sprained left ankle. No rust here. Richardson scored 10 points in the first, including a highlight-reel worth 360 dunk off a fastbreak to send the crowd into a frenzy. His scoring boost wasn't enough early. Keyed by six straight points from Jennings, the Bucks snapped a tie game with a 14-0 run in the second quarter. The Bucks were only shooting 45 percent from the floor over the first five games, but blew that number away in the first half, shooting 64 percent (23 of 36) to lead 62-50 at the break. Jennings' 19 points by halftime were well above his season average of 13.8 a game. Larry Sanders had nine rebounds to give the Bucks a 48-31 edge on the boards. Courtesy of: miamiherald.com

Toronto R. - Utah Jazz 133-140 3OT
The Utah Jazz got its first road-win of the season by defeating the Toronto Raptors 140-133 in triple overtime, Monday night. The Jazz did not lead in the first four quarters of regulation play. Down by three in the last few seconds of the clock ticking in the fourth quarter, Mo Williams unexpectedly found Al Jefferson behind the 3-point line. Jefferson's shot bounced around the rim and dropped, sending the game into overtime. Utah led for the majority of the time in the first two overtimes but couldn't quite close the door on Toronto until the third overtime. Paul Millsap (6'7''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech) led the Jazz in scoring with 34 points, nine boards and two blocks. He shot 3-4 from beyond the arc, including multiple 3-pointers in overtime. The Jazz had seven players who reached double-figures in scoring, including all five starters. Randy Foye (6'3''-G-83, college: Villanova) had 20 points off the bench. Toronto's Demar DeRozan (6'7''-F/G-89, college: USC) led all scorers with 37 on 16-33 shooting from the field. The Raptors had six players who reached double-figures in scoring. The Jazz struggled to close out the Raptors due to stellar play on the glass. Toronto out-rebounded Utah 52-46 and grabbed 20 offensive boards. Courtesy of: deseretnews.com



Cousins suspended two games for confrontation with Sean Elliott - by Eurobasket News

The NBA has suspended DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-C/F-90, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) for two games without pay after a Friday confrontation with Sean Elliott, who is an announcer for the Spurs. Elliot criticized Cousins for talking trash toward Tim Duncan during the game. Cousins sought out Elliot after he was informed of the comments and had a confrontation.
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Storm off to 3-0 start - by Eurobasket News

The Summerside Storm started off a stretch of five straight road games on a winning note Saturday night. The Storm outscored the Moncton Miracles 103-94 at the Moncton Coliseum to improve to 3-0 (won-lost) in the young National Basketball League of Canada regular season. The Miracles, who won 90-86 over the Halifax Rainmen on Sunday afternoon, are 2-1. Its always tough to get a road win, said Storm centre Ayodokun Akingbade on Sunday. We have a tough stretch next weekend on the road, back-to-back-to-back, so we need all our guys to dial in, focus in and come out with three wins. Akingbade was referring to three games in less than 72 hours in Ontario for the Storm. Summerside visits the expansion Windsor Express on Friday night, the Oshawa Power on Saturday evening and returns to Windsor for a matinee on Sunday. The Storm will close out the five-game road stretch in Moncton on Thursday, Nov. 22, and will host the Miracles in the back end of a home-and-home series the following night, Friday, Nov. 23, at Eastlink Arena.
A key factor to the Storms victory against Moncton, said Akingbade, was the contributions from the bench. Eleven of the 12 Storm players listed on the game sheet contributed at least two points. We kind of started off slow, assessed Akingbade. The bench was a huge factor. We needed those guys to really step up after playing the night before (at home against Saint John). Its tough to come out with a lot of energy in back-to-back (games) the second night. Everybody contributed, and we were able to pull out a win.
Avery Smith (6'4''-G-86, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) poured in a game-high 20 points to spark the Storm attack while Chris Cayole (6'7''-F-85, college: St.Michael's) (16) and Greg Plummer (14) rounded out the top-three scorers. Al Stewart (5'10''-PG-83, college: Drake) chipped in with 13. Antonio Ballard (6'4''-G/F, college: Miami, OH) led the Storm with 11 rebounds. For Moncton, Darrell Wonge (6'7''-F-86, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Winston Salem) and Devin Sweetney (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: St.Francis, PA) led the way with 19 points each. Tyrone Levett had 16.
The Miracles led 21-19 after the first quarter, but the Storm outscored their hosts 27-22 in the second period to take a 46-43 lead into halftime. The Storm then built a 73-63 lead after three quarters. We knew Moncton was going to come out very aggressive, and they were very physical, said Akingbade. We were able to dominate both ends of the court and come out with the win.
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Summerside Storm Guard Greg Plummer Named Player of the Week - by Surujh Roopnarine

RECHARGE WITH MILK Player of the Week for November 11, 2012 is Summerside Storm guard Gregory Plummer (6'4''-G-83, college: Eckerd). Plummer, a 64 guard from Eckerd, scored 27 points in Summersides 106-96 victory over the Saint John Mill Rats, a win in which Summerside rallied from 19 points behind in the fourth quarter to win. Plummer also scored 14 points to go with 7 rebounds and three steals in Summersides 103-94 road victory over the Moncton Miracles on Saturday, November 10th. Summerside now has a 3-0 record and is in first place in the NBLs Atlantic Division.
On the season the Brooklyn, New York native is tied for the NBL lead in scoring at 22.3ppg while contributing across the board with solid supporting stats of 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists (#9), and 2.7 steals (#5) while shooting 36.8% from three.



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SWAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 11 - by Eurobasket News

Alcorn State 85, Oakwood 41

ALCORN, Miss. (AP) -- Alcorn State beat Oakwood 85-41 Sunday in the season opener for the Braves.

Oakwood, who plays out of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, counted the game as an exhibition match.

Alcorn State took a 21-point lead into halftime and continued that pace after the break, outscoring Oakwood 47-24 in the second half.

Alcorn State's lineup boast four starters from last year's team, all which are now seniors. Two of those starters, Ian Francis and Michael Starks, are the Braves' two leading scorers from last season.

The Braves will also look for a spark from sophomore Leantwan Luckett (6'5''-G), who was highly touted out of high school but sat out his entire freshman season.

Prairie View 80, Scheiner 51

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Jourdan Demuynck (6'6''-G) had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as Prairie View A&M defeated Schreiner University 80-51 Sunday.

Josh Eleby also scored 17 points for the Panthers (1-1), Montrael Scott added 14 and Carl Blair had eight assists.

John Whitty (6'0''-G) led Schreiner (0-1), a Division III school, with 17 points.

The Mountaineers led 15-13 midway through the first half before Prairie View went on a 21-2 run. During that span, Eleby had two dunks, Ryan Gesiakowski hit two 3-pointers and the Panthers took advantage of six Schreiner turnovers to make it 34-17.

The Mountaineers finished with 29 turnovers and shot just 31 percent from the field.

Prairie View, which shot 53 percent, led by as many as 28 points in the second half when Mayol Riathin hit a layup with 9:31 remaining

#10 Florida 84, Alabama State 35

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and the 10th-ranked Gators cruised past Alabama State on Sunday in their delayed opener. Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because there was moisture on the court.

Florida took an 8-0 lead and was ahead by 32 points with 6:24 left in the first half. The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed in the first half since the implementation of the shot clock.

The Hornets missed 19 of their first 20 shots and went 2-for-25 overall in the first half. They finished 10 of 53 from the field and committed 19 turnovers.

Four of Florida's starters scored at least 12 points. Nine players logged at least 18 minutes.

Backup guard Bobby Brown (6'6'') led Alabama State with 14 points.

Patric Young (6'9''-C-92) had 12 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots for the Gators. Erik Murphy added 15 points and Mike Rosario had 14.

#19 Baylor 78, Jackson State 47

WACO, Texas -- Pierre Jackson had 25 points and seven assists while Cory Jefferson added 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots as 19th-ranked Baylor beat Jackson State. Baylor has won all six series games against the Tigers, all coming in the last six seasons. The Bears are 43-0 all-time against SWAC teams.

Jackson scored the game's first five points and the Bears (2-0) never trailed. Willie Readus made a jumper midway through the first half to get Jackson State within 19-10. That's as close as the Tigers would get.

Baylor scored 10 consecutive points, with Jackson's two free throws making it 29-10 with six minutes left before halftime. Baylor led 40-23 at halftime, and had as much as a 34-point lead after that.

Jeff Stubbs had 15 points to lead Jackson State, while Willie Readus had 11 points.

The Bears dominated in the paint scoring 54 of their points inside.

Ball State 78, Grambling 51

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jesse Berry scored 17 points and Ball State pulled away in the second half to beat Grambling State 78-51 in the Cardinals' opener on Sunday.

Majok Majok had 12 rebounds and 11 points for Ball State. Three other Cardinals scored in double figures, Marcus Posley adding 12 points and Chris Bond and Zach Fields scoring 10 points each.

Grambling was led by Terry Rose with a game-high 22 points. He hit six 3-pointers and was 8 for 14 overall, but the rest of the Tigers were 10 of 32 from the field.

Boise State 81, Texas southern 63

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Derrick Marks had 16 points and eight rebounds as Boise State defeated Texas Southern 81-63 Sunday in the season-opening contest for both schools.

Kenny Buckner scored 12 points and Anthony Drmic (6'6''-G/F-92) and Ryan Watkins added 11 apiece for the Broncos.

Raymond Penn scored 25 points and Omar Strong added 11 for Texas Southern in the first game as Tigers' coach for Mike Davis, the former head man at Indiana and Alabama-Birmingham.

Boise State used a 21-4 spurt over a six-minute span of the first half to take a 20-point lead. Marks began the run with two free throws, and a three-point play by Buckner boosted the Broncos' lead to 33-19. A three-point play by Watkins completed the surge and made it 41-21 with 3:33 remaining in the half.

The Broncos led 49-30 at halftime and led comfortably the rest of the contest. Boise State's lead topped out at 26 points.

Nebraska 66, Southern 55

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Brandon Ubel had 17 of his 21 points in the second half Sunday as Nebraska opened the season with a 66-55 win over Southern in Tim Miles' coaching debut with the Cornhuskers.

Dylan Talley (6'5''-G-89) added 17 points and Ray Gallegos had 16 for Nebraska. Ubel also had 12 rebounds.

Derick Beltran led Southern (0-2) with 17 points, and Yondarius Johnson had 13.

Nebraska never trailed, opening up a 9-0 lead in the first five minutes en route to a 31-25 halftime lead.

Southern cut the lead to three on Beltran's 3-pointer to open the second half. Then Ubel took over, scoring seven straight to put Nebraska up 38-28 with his three-point play with 17:35 remaining. Ubel had another three-point play on a layup that gave Nebraska a 16-point lead, its largest of the game, with 9:02 remaining.

Hawaii 81, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54

HONOLULU -- The University of Hawaii used a strong second half to blow open a close game with Arkansas-Pine Bluff. After leading by just six points at halftime (33-27), the Rainbow Warriors outscored UAPB 48-27 in the second half to pull away.

Guard Lazabian Jackson (6'3''-G) led the Golden Lions with 12 points. DaVon Haynes added 11 points, while Terrell Kennedy tallied 10 points.

For the game, UAPB hit 17-of-65 shots for 26 percent. The Lions also struggled from the freethrow line, making 16-of-23 for 69.6 percent. Meanwhile, Hawaii made 49 percent (28-of-57) from the field. The Warriors also knocked down 11-of-24 shots from 3-point range.
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WAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 11 - by Eurobasket News

UTSA 79, Old Dominion 70

NORFOLK, Va. (UTSA Media Relations) Senior Michael Hale (5'10''-G) III scored a career-high 29 points and UTSA won the Liberty Tax Classic title on Sunday with a 79-70 victory at Old Dominion.

The Roadrunners and Holy Cross each finished the season-opening tournament with a 2-1 record, but UTSA won the tiebreaker by virtue of its 60-56 triumph over the Crusaders on Saturday.

Seattle U 87, Montana State 72

Seattle, Wash. - (SU Media Relations) The Seattle University men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 season with an 87-72 victory over Montana State in the ninth annual Elgin Baylor Classic Sunday evening at KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Clarence Trent (Tacoma, Wash.) was named MVP of this year's classic after leading all players with 18 points, plus he pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. Redshirt freshman Deshaun Sunderhaus (6'9''-F) (Conyers, Ga.), making his first appearance in a collegiate basketball game, finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Chad Rasmussen hit four three-pointers for 12 points and Prince Obasi (6'2''-G) (Reseda, Calif.) contributed 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists.

Oregon State 71, New Mexico State 62

Corvallis, Ore.- (NM State Media Relations) The New Mexico State men's basketball opened the 2012-13 season with a 71-62 loss at Oregon State in the Sports 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

The Aggies had three players in double figures with senior forward Tyrone Watson (6'5''-F-90) and sophomore guard Daniel Mullings scoring 14 points each. Senior forward Bandja Sy nearly had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds, and junior center Tshilidzi Nephawe added nine points and seven rebounds.
Courtesy of: wacsports.com



No. 1/1 Hoosiers Open Season with 97-54 Win Over Bryant - by Eurobasket News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 1/1 Indiana men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 regular season with a 97-54 win over Bryant in front of a capacity crowd in Assembly Hall on Friday, Nov. 9.

Six Hoosiers (1-0) registered double-digit points, including a pair of double-doubles from Cody Zeller and Christian Watford. Zeller led all players with 18 points and added 10 boards for his sixth career double-double, to go along with three steals, two blocks and one assist. Watford grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with 15 points for his 13th career double-double. He added two steals, one block and one assist.

Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G) tallied 10 points, seven assists, five rebounds, one block and one steal in college debut. Remy Abell (6'4''-G-92) tallied 12 points off the bench, while Jeremy Hollowell recorded 12 points, two rebounds, one block and one steal in first college game. Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) netted 10 points off the bench, along with a rebound and a steal.

"You know as you're playing, it's one thing to win but it's a whole other thing to improve while you're winning and I think we improved inside the game tonight," said head coach Tom Crean. And the key is that we continue to improve inside of every game and in between those games if we want to be as good as we want to be and I thought that happened, especially on the backboards. To have two guys have double figure nights, or double-doubles I should say, but Christian (Watford) really had a triple-double because he had 10 deflections and to get his career high in boards ... I really think Derek Elston is in there sorting through jersey numbers because I'm not sure we're giving the 32 back to him if Christian is going to get his career high in that number, so we just might have to do it even though it's a little tight on him but that's okay too."

The Bulldogs (0-1) and the Hoosiers battled a tight contest in the opening eight minutes of the game. With it tied up at 15-15 at the 11:18 mark, Indiana outscored Bryant, 34-13, to take a 48-28 lead into the break. The Hoosiers opened the second stanza holding Bryant scoreless for the first three minutes and dominated through the end en route to the 97-54 win.

"Obviously we have to defend and rebound to be successful this year," said Zeller. "I thought we did fairly well throughout the game tonight. But there are certain plays here and there that we have to get better."

Zeller sank 8-of-10 from the field, while seven of his boards came on the defensive glass. Watford made 8-of-9 from the free throw line and 3-of-9 from the field, including a 3-pointer. Kevin Ferrell made 3-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Abell was a perfect 2-of-2 from the 3-point line and sank 6-of-6 from the free throw line for his 12 points. Hollowell netted 4-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Sheehey made 3-of-4 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

Maurice Creek (6'5''-G-90) netted six points on a pair of 3's in his first regular season action since Jan. 15, 2011.

The Hoosiers shot 55.6 percent (30-of-54) from the field and 85.3 percent (29-of-34) from the free throw line. Indiana outrebounded Bryant, 46-29, and held the Bulldogs to just 13.8 percent (4-of-29) from the 3-point line.

Indiana's bench outscored Bryant, 40-17 and forced the Bulldogs into committing 18 turnovers.

The Hoosiers will welcome North Dakota State to Assembly Hall on Monday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will be streamed live on IUHoosiers.com/AllAccess (fee) and will air on the IU Radio Network.
Courtesy of: iuhoosiers.com



Houston Baptist Goes 2-0 to Begin Rainbow Classic; Faces Host Hawai'i on ESPN Monday Night - by Eurobasket News

HONOLULU - Houston Baptist began its season 2-0 at the Rainbow Classic in Hawai'i and will next face the host Rainbow Warriors in the final game Monday night. The game is scheduled for 11 p.m. locally, 3 a.m. Houston time, and is part of ESPN's College Hoops Tipoff Marathon.

In the Classic's opening game on Friday, HBU used a 10-1 run late in the second half to break open what had been a tight contest throughout, holding off a furious rally by Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the closing minutes for a 72-68 win.

Marcus Davis (6'5''-F-91) led the Huskies with 22 points, and freshman James Harper came off the bench to add 11. Freshman Caleb Crayton (6'3'') led HBU on the boards with seven rebounds.

In Sunday's game, Houston Baptist went on a 10-0 run in the first half, and a 9-0 run during a stretch it held Maryland Eastern Shore without a field goal for almost eight minutes before defeating the Hawks, 70-55.

Arthur Bernardi (6'9''-F-90) led the Huskies with 22 points and seven rebounds, while Davis posted 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.

The final game will pit the Classic's two undefeated teams against each other. Hawai'i defeated Maryland Eastern Shore, 76-64, on Friday, before defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday, 81-54.
Courtesy of: http://www.greatwestconference.org



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DBU Basketball Wins Season Opener Over ACU - by Eurobasket News

On Opening Night for Dallas Baptist Basketball (1-0) in 2012, the Patriots rode outstanding shooting from the free throw line and a solid effort from the field to hold off the visiting Abilene Christian Wildcats (0-1), 79-72. Nick Fox led the way for DBU with 30 points, including an outstanding 15 for 15 effort from the charity stripe. Wesley Gipson (5'11''-G) and Charles Allen were also in double-digits for DBU with 11 and 10, respectively, as the Patriots shot 50% from the field (22-44) and 96.3% from the free throw line (26-27) to hold off a charge from ACU to midway through the second half. The Patriots also received 29 points from their bench in the contest while ACU totaled only 14.

ACU took a nine point advantage four minutes into the game but DBU roared back to tie the game with twelve minutes left to play in the half. They took the lead for good with ten minutes before the intermission and built that lead all the way out to 15 at the break. A Charles Allen jumper opened the second half to push the lead to 17, however, ACU would score the next eight points in the game to cut the lead to nine four minutes into the closing period. The DBU lead would dwindle all the way down to two with a minute and a half to play, but the Patriots used a pressing defense and held ACU to just 41% percent shooting for the game and forced 12 ACU turnovers to never allow the game to get any closer.

After holding a 72-70 advantage, DBU scored the next five points on a Fox layup with a foul and then two free throws from Gipson. The teams would trade points in the final minute and DBU held on to win their first opening game victory since defeating Houston Baptist to open the 2007-2008 season.

The Patriots will return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Commerce to take on Texas A&M Commerce at 7:00 pm. DBU will return home Saturday, November 17, as they host Homecoming Weekend. That game is set to begin at 7:00 pm as well. Catch all the action, home and away, with Brendan Smith and Reagan Ratcliff on www.dbupatriots.com.
Courtesy of: http://heartlandsports.org



Rock drops 100-62 decision at Michigan - by Eurobasket News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Slippery Rock University men's basketball team may have lost a 100-62 exhibition-game decision Friday night against hosting Michigan, but The Rock didn't back down from the fifth-ranked team in NCAA Division I preseason polls.

The Rock hung with the Wolverines for the first 13 minutes of action before the hosts' superior talent and depth took over.

We wish we could have made it a little tougher for them, Rock head coach Kevin Reynolds said after the game, but they showed tonight why they are the No. 5 team in the nation. They are very good.

The Rock led the Wolverines by a 15-14 score after eight and a half minutes of action and were only down by six points, 29-23, four minutes later before Michigan went on a 15-7 run to take a 14-point, 44-30, lead into halftime.

The Wolverines then weathered a pair of SRU runs early in the second half before they exercised their muscle.

Michigan held a 24-point, 64-40, lead at the midway mark of the final half and, as the saying goes, it all over but the shouting at that point.

But, to their credit, The Rock played hard all the way to the final buzzer, even though the Wolverines never took their proverbial foot off the pedal.

All-region senior forward Devin Taylor (6'6''-F-86) led The Rock attack with 14 points and nine rebounds. Senior center Luiz Santos (6'10''-C) added 12 points and senior guard Darious Clark contributed 11 points. Junior forward Tabari Perry grabbed eight rebounds to complement Taylor's effort on the backboards and senior guard Aubin Reeves handed out seven assists to go with seven points.

Preseason All-American and Wooden Award nominee Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double. Trey Burke added 21 points and Glenn Robinson III chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Rock finished the game with a 36.8% (24-56) efficiency on its field goal attempts, made six of 21 (28.6%) of their 3-point attempts and sank eight of 14 (57%) free throws.

The Wolverines shot a red-hot 57.6% (38-66) from the field, buried 12 of 19 (63%) of their 3-point shots and had the same numbers from the foul line.

Michigan won the rebounding battle by a 42-31 margin and was on the low end of a 12-9 turnover comparison.

While the outcome does not count on SRU's season record, Friday's contest was the official season opener for the Wolverines.
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Shenandoah Drops Exhibition - by Eurobasket News

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. Shenandoah University opened up its 2012-13 men's basketball season Friday night with a 79-54 exhibition loss to Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.

The Bobcats (1-0) took a 10-point, 30-20, lead into the halftime lockerroom and then pulled away from SU with a barrage of 3-pointers in the second stanza.

WVWC hit nine '3's in the second on its way to a 49-point half. Six different players connected on shots from behind the arc including four from Soren Dossing (6'1''-G-92) and three by Noah Cottrill (6'3''-G).

Cottrill, who also led all players with 22 points, was 11 of 12 from the line.

Shenandoah had 10 3-pointers of its down, including four from Jared Carithers and three each by Sharif Almulla and Corey Bedford, but struggled with a 4 of 16 performance from the charity stripe.

Coach Rob Pryor's club missed eight of nine attempts from the line in the opening half.

SU shot 20 of 62 (32.3 percent) for the game but was also hurt by a 50-28 deficit on the boards. The Bobcats grabbed 40 of the Hornets' 50 misses on the night.

In addition to 17 from Carithers, Bedford and Almulla each had 11. Almulla was tops on the boards with six.

Shenandoah officially opens its season on Thursday evening by hosting Patrick Henry in the second game of the 2012 BB&T Tip-Off Classic. The game is the second half of a first round that features Goucher (Md.) versus Centenary (La.) at 7:00.
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Buena Vista Men Looking to Make Deep Postseason Run in 2012-13 - by Eurobasket News

Despite graduating five of its top eight scorers from last year's team that captured the program's seventh Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Tournament Championship since 2000, the Buena Vista men's basketball team still has an experienced group of players returning to the court in 2012-13 that head coach Brian Van Haaften is very excited about.

"We're going to have good depth across the board, particularly with our guards," he says. "We've had some good development down in the post which is key for us, and we just have a group of guys that go out each day and get after it."

The Beavers will be led by two-time First Team All-IIAC selection Wes Nordquist (Adel, Iowa/ADM), who is coming off a career year in which he shot 54 percent from the field and led the team in both scoring (15.4ppg) and rebounding (8.4rpg), while ranking fourth and second, respectively, among the IIAC leaders.

He's excited for the year and feels this team can go a long way.

"Expectations are going to stay high," he states. "We want to get back to the national tournament and go even further. That's been our goal all along."

Late last season, Nordquist became just the ninth player in school history to record 1,000 career points and grab 500 career rebounds. He's on pace to finish his career ranked in the top-five in school history for both categories.

"He's certainly an All-American caliber player," says Van Haaften. "He's a great leader and makes those around him better."

Although Nordquist is back, the team does have to fill the void left behind by three-time all-conference selection Doug Bissen, who was third on the team in scoring (11.6ppg) and second behind Nordquist in rebounding (7.1rpg).

"Guys like Brett Heitkamp and Greg Sibenaller (6'7''-C) have made big strides in just one year," says Van Haaften. "They could each make an impact as sophomores this year."

Heitkamp (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) and Sibenaller (Hornick, Iowa/Westwood) both stand at 6-foot-7 and are coming off strong seasons with the junior varsity team.

Also gone is Second Team All-IIAC selection Jeff Janssen, who had a break-out year to end his career, finishing second on the team in scoring (11.8ppg), while draining a team-high 59 three-point buckets and sinking better than 84 percent of his free-throw attempts.

A familiar face, however, will look to step in and fill that void for the Beavers. Senior Troy Ticknor (6'1''-G) (Adel, Iowa/ADM) is back in the line-up this season after being forced to sit out all of last year due to a season-ending ACL injury just days into practice. That followed a 2010-11 campaign in which he earned Second Team All-IIAC accolades.

"No one's going to be rooting for Troy anymore this year than I am," says Van Haaften. "He's started practice a little slow, but it's just going to take him some time to trust his knee and get back into game shape. He's a great leader and we're excited to have him back."

During his second season in a Beaver uniform, he averaged 12.0 points and made 58 three-point buckets. He'll enter this year ranked 13th on the program's all-time career list with 131 career three-point makes. As a guard, he's also been to the free-throw line more than 80 times in each of those two years and has converted nearly 84 percent of those attempts.

"It's been a long rehab, but I'm more than excited to be back out there with the guys," he says. "Having the year I did before the injury was a good experience and I'm looking to build off that this year and go out there and be productive and help the team win."

Junior Michael Kaufmann (Harlan, Iowa/Harlan), who has been the team's starting point guard in each of his first two years, will continue to be one of the leaders of the offense again this season. He's excited for the depth the team has and what it can bring to the table.

"There are a lot of weapons on the team this year," he says. "We have guys who can really shoot the ball, and I'm excited to get it to them and let them score."

Kaufmann had a career year as a sophomore a season ago and established himself as one of the top point guards in the league. He averaged better than seven points per game and also dished out a career-high 87 assists. More importantly, he led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.93).

Added to the depth of the back-court will be sophomores Cole Darrow (6'2''-G-93) (Glenwood, Iowa/Glenwood) and Alex Savage (6'1''-G) (Des Moines, Iowa/Dowling Catholic), who each averaged over 12 minutes per game off the bench a year ago. Darrow averaged nearly five points and 14 minutes per game, while Savage made 13-of-20 three-point shots and also shot 80 percent from the foul line.

"Those two guys have been playing well for us so far this season, as has Tyler Pleiss (Omaha, Neb./Ralston)," adds Van Haaften. "We're looking for big things from them as we move forward."

As a team last season, the Beavers ranked second in the conference in scoring, averaging just shy of 72 points per game, while leading the league in field goal shooting at 46 percent.

Van Haaften feels the run his team went on to close out the regular season last year could play a big factor as this year's squad tips-off its season.

"I think that run was important, as it shows our guys they just need to stay after it for 25-plus games," he says. "We played better defensively down the stretch and then got on a run and kept it going."

The 2012-13 campaign will get underway for the team on Friday, November 16 against Carthage College during the Carroll University Tournament in Waukesha, Wis. The team will then play either Carroll University or Concordia (Wis.) on November 17 to round out the event.

After a non-conference road game at Bethel the following Tuesday, the team will open its home schedule by hosting #15 UW-Stevens Point and then entertaining Morningside College four days later.

Iowa Conference play doesn't begin until after Christmas break, and the Beavers will open that schedule at home on Saturday, January 5 against Simpson College, a team it defeated in last year's IIAC Tournament semifinals.

"I think there will be a lot of teams who will be better this year and could find themselves in the mix for the title," adds Van Haaften, referring to the IIAC race. "It'll be up for grabs and will be exciting to see how everything plays out."
Courtesy of: d3hoops.com



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  NEW ZEALAND   


Jackson wins Round 6 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

New Zealand Breakers import guard Cedric Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) has been named the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round Six of the iiNet NBL Championship after leading his side to a sweep of the infamous Sunshine Swing roadtrip to Far North Queensland.

Jackson was superb for the Breakers, averaging 17.0 points, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds for the week.

The 191cm American guard started the round with 14 points, 11 assists, four rebounds and two steals in the Breakers 81-72 victory over Townsville on Friday night.

Jackson then backed up 24 hours later with 20 points, 12 assists, three rebounds and two steals as the Breakers routed the Taipans with a 73-54 win.

He became the first player in the NBL to have double-figure assists on consecutive nights since Derek Rucker for Townsville in April 1998.

Jackson took out the weekly award from Melbourne Tigers duo Chris Goulding and Seth Scott and Sydneys Corin Henry.

Corin Henry starred for the Kings as they ended the Wollongong Hawks undefeated start to the season with a 65-51 home victory. Henry had 19 points, six rebounds and three assists to help the Kings improve to 4-4 for the season.

The Tigers pair of Goulding and Scott led Melbourne to a 96-66 home victory over the Adelaide 36ers on Friday. Goulding had 24 points, three rebounds and three assists while Scott added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Six included Matt Knight (Perth), Daniel Johnson (Adelaide), CJ Massingale (Adelaide), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Rhys Martin (Wollongong) and Cameron Tragardh (Cairns).



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Udoka set to coach D' Tigers - by Iwedi Ojinmah

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is considering former New York Knicks small forward, Ime Udoka for the head coach role with D'Tigers.

Vice president of the federation, Mukhtar Khaleh revealed to supersport.com that Udoka is one of several Nigerian coaches being looked at for the vacant position.

Khaleh added that most of the coaches on the shortlist are Nigerians based abroad and handling different teams.

"We have been looking at a number of Nigerian coaches since D'Tigers outing at the London Olympics this year. And I must tell you that most of the coaches we've considered are outside the country handling different teams and they're all Nigerians too. Among them is Ime Udoka, who was a former national team player and now a part of the coaching staff with NBA team, San Antonio Spurs," he said.

Khaleh said the basketball federation is moving to hire a new coach in order to start preparation for the 2013 Fiba Africa Championship scheduled to hold in Cote d'Ivoire.

Udoka, who helped D'Tigers to two bronze medals in the Fiba Africa Championship in 2005 and 2011, joined San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach in August this year.

Ayo Bakare was the immediate past head coach of D'Tigers and led the team to the basketball event of the London 2012 Olympics before parting ways with the NBBF.

CourtesyAkpayen



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  NORWAY   


Best players of Norwegian BLNO round 11 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Delano Thomas (203-F-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for Gimle BBK and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 22 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Ammerud Bskt (#6, 2-8) 70-65. Gimle BBK is placed at 3rd position in Norwegian BLNO. Gimle BBK is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-6 record. Thomas turned to be Gimle BBK's top player in his first season with the team. Shawnee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thomas is in league's top in points (4th best: 21.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.9rpg), assists (2nd best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 2.3bpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old former international forward Frank Nyborg (197-F-83) of league's best team Centrum. Nyborg impressed basketball fans with 18 points and 5 rebounds. It was enough for Centrum to edge slightly lower-ranked Gimle BBK (#3, 6-6) by 2 points 74-72. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Centrum consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 10 matches. Nyborg is well-known by Centrum fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Gimle BBK's star - Stian Enge (190-G-90). Enge scored 11 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was another key player of Gimle BBK, helping his team with a 70-65 win against the lower-ranked Ammerud Bskt (#6, 2-8). Gimle BBK needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 6 lost games. Enge has a very solid season. In 12 games in Norway he scored 11.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Espen Fjaerestad (190-SG-94) of Gimle BBK - 20 points and 4 rebounds
5. Mustafa Mahnin (182-PG-80) of Centrum - 16 points and 7 rebounds
6. Delano Thomas (203-F-81) of Gimle BBK - 22 points
7. Ahmed Haddad (186-G-93) of Ammerud Bskt - 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Thor Hagen (193-F-80) of Centrum - 6 points and 9 rebounds
9. Jarl Kristian Jespersen (183-G-86) of Centrum - 7 points and 3 rebounds
10. Brian Mariampillai (187-G-85) of Ammerud Bskt - 16 points and 7 rebounds

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



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ben MCCAULEY
  Polph.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. McCauley, Polph.19.5 
 2. Hosley, Stelmet ZG18.9 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG17.7 
 4. Dloniak, Siarka J.17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica16.4 
 6. Dylewicz, Trefl So.16.0 
 7. Montgomery, Rosa15.8 
 8. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.9 
 9. Carter, Polpharma14.9 
 10. Addison, Siarka J.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron CEL
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Cel, PGE Turow9.8 
 2. Adams, Rosa Radom9.3 
 3. Boykin, Anwil9.3 
 4. Harris, AZS K.8.1 
 5. McCauley, Polph.7.5 
 6. Montgomery, Rosa7.2 
 7. Dylewicz, Trefl So.7.0 
 8. Dabkus, Energa C.6.9 
 9. Tomaszek, Energa6.7 
 10. Gadri-N., Energa6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Trefl Sopot
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Turner, Trefl Sopot7.1 
 2. Skibniewski, AZS K.6.0 
 3. Blassingame, Assec.5.3 
 4. Abernethy, Energa5.3 
 5. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.1 
 6. Szubarga, Anwil5.1 
 7. Jefferson, Kotwica5.1 
 8. Kowalczyk, Start G.3.9 
 9. Long, Siarka J.3.6 
 10. Koszarek, Asseco3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG3.1 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil2.9 
 3. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.6 
 4. Dloniak, Siarka J.2.3 
 5. Alexander, Siarka2.3 
 6. Jefferson, Kotwica2.1 
 7. Addison, Siarka J.1.9 
 8. Chylinski, PGE T.1.8 
 9. Vasojevic, Rosa R.1.7 
 10. Koszarek, Asseco1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  Energa C.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 2. Lapeta, Stelmet ZG1.9 
 3. Kulig, PGE Turow1.5 
 4. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.4 
 5. Rothbart, Start G.1.3 
 6. Alexander, Siarka1.1 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG1.1 
 8. Adams, Rosa Radom1.0 
 9. Harris, AZS K.1.0 
 10. Lopicic, Stelm.0.8 


Standings - DBE

TBL Standings
 1. Trefl Sopot 6-1 
 2. PGE Turow 5-1 
 3. Stelmet ZG 5-2 
 4. Energa Czarni 5-2 
 5. Asseco Prok. 4-2 
 6. AZS Koszalin 4-3 
 7. Anwil 3-4 
 8. Kotwica 2-5 
 9. Polpharma 2-5 
 10. Rosa Radom 2-5 
 11. Siarka Jezioro 2-5 
 12. Start Gdynia 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: Kotwica - Polpharma 83-75
Nov. 10: Anwil - Siarka Jezioro 81-74
Nov. 11: Stelmet ZG - AZS Koszalin 75-74
Nov. 8: PGE Turow - Start Gdynia 66-55
Nov. 10: Rosa Radom - Trefl Sopot 65-77
Nov. 12: Energa Czarni - Asseco Prok. 62-58

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: Polpharma - Siarka Jezioro
Nov. 18: Asseco Prok. - Anwil
Nov. 18: Energa Czarni - Trefl Sopot
Nov. 17: Start Gdynia - Rosa Radom
Nov. 17: AZS Koszalin - PGE Turow
Nov. 17: Kotwica - Stelmet ZG

Round 14

Nov. 20: Energa Czarni - Rosa Radom


TBL Round 7: Stelmet ZG edges AZS Koszalin by one point - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 7 in the TBL took place in Zielona Gora. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked AZS Koszalin (4-3) to fourth ranked Stelmet ZG (5-2) 75-74 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of AZS Koszalin. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 24-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Stelmet ZG shot 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while AZS Koszalin only scored ten points from the stripe. 32 personal fouls committed by AZS Koszalin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Georgian swingman Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. American power forward Darrell Harris (208-84, college: Rhode Island) produced 9 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Stelmet ZG moved-up to third place, which they share with Energa Czarni. AZS Koszalin at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Stelmet ZG is looking forward to face Kotwica (#8) in Kolobrzeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. AZS Koszalin will play at home against the league's second-placed PGE Turow in Zgorzelec and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Leader Trefl Sopot delivered the sixth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Rosa Radom (2-5) 77-65. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Adam Waczynski (199-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. Filip Dylewicz contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian Slaven Cupkovic (205-88, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 19 points for Rosa Radom. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Trefl Sopot have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Newly promoted Rosa Radom keeps the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Trefl Sopot will play against Energa Czarni (#4) in Slupsk in the next round. Rosa Radom will play on the road against Energa Czarni (#4) in Slupsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Slupsk was also quite interesting. 4th placed Asseco Prok. (4-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Energa Czarni (5-2). Energa Czarni managed to secure a 4-point victory 62-58 on Monday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Asseco Prok.. It was a great evening for Marcin Dutkiewicz who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Jerel Blassingame responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Asseco Prok.'s coach Kestutis Kemzura tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energa Czarni have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Stelmet ZG. Defending champion Asseco Prok. dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Energa Czarni will meet at home league's leader Trefl Sopot in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asseco Prok. will play against Anwil (#7) in Wloclawek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Siarka Jezioro was defeated by Anwil in Wloclawek 81-74. Kotwica beat Polpharma at home 83-75. Bottom-ranked Start Gdynia lost to PGE Turow on the opponent's court 55-66.


Energa Czarni - Asseco Prok. 62-58

The game in Slupsk was also quite interesting. 4th placed Asseco Prok. (4-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Energa Czarni (5-2). Energa Czarni managed to secure a 4-point victory 62-58 on Monday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Asseco Prok.. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Asseco Prok. won third quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energa Czarni made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for guard Marcin Dutkiewicz (196-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) helped adding 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and international center Adam Hrycaniuk (206-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Alti Sport) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Asseco Prok.'s coach Kestutis Kemzura tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energa Czarni have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Stelmet ZG. Defending champion Asseco Prok. dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Energa Czarni will meet at home league's leader Trefl Sopot in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asseco Prok. will play against Anwil (#7) in Wloclawek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Energa Czarni: M.Dutkiewicz 17+7reb+2ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 16+9reb+1ast, R.Tomaszek 10+6reb+2ast, V.Dabkus 7+7reb, M.Nowakowski 4+3reb+1ast, T.Abernethy 4+2reb+5ast
Asseco Prok.: J.Blassingame 17+5reb+7ast, A.Hrycaniuk 13+8reb, L.Koszarek 8+2reb+3ast, R.Mahalbasic 7+4reb+1ast, A.Acker 3+4reb+1ast, P.Pamula 3
gschID: 186741


Stelmet ZG - AZS Koszalin 75-74

The most exciting game of round 7 in the TBL took place in Zielona Gora. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked AZS Koszalin (4-3) to fourth ranked Stelmet ZG (5-2) 75-74 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of AZS Koszalin. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 24-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Stelmet ZG shot 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while AZS Koszalin only scored ten points from the stripe. 32 personal fouls committed by AZS Koszalin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Georgian swingman Quinton Hosley (201-84, college: Fresno St.) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. American power forward Darrell Harris (208-84, college: Rhode Island) produced 9 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Sek Henry (193-87, college: Nebraska) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Stelmet ZG moved-up to third place, which they share with Energa Czarni. AZS Koszalin at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Stelmet ZG is looking forward to face Kotwica (#8) in Kolobrzeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. AZS Koszalin will play at home against the league's second-placed PGE Turow in Zgorzelec and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: Q.Hosley 19+6reb+2ast, W.Hodge 16+2reb+5ast, K.Chanas 12+3reb, M.Sroka 7+6reb, R.Jones 7+7reb+1ast, O.Stevic 6+7reb+2ast
AZS Koszalin: S.Henry 13+2reb+2ast, P.Leonczyk 13+3reb+1ast, J.Robinson 11+5reb, D.Harris 9+11reb+3ast, M.Kuebler 8+1reb+3ast, R.Skibniewski 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 186738


Anwil - Siarka Jezioro 81-74

Everything could happen in Wloclawek at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Anwil and 10th ranked Siarka Jezioro had identical 2-4 record. This time Anwil used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Tarnobrzeg 81-74 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Siarka Jezioro won third quarter 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Anwil won last quarter 27-21. Anwil outrebounded Siarka Jezioro 46-32 including 35 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (182-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American swingman Marcus Ginyard (196-87, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 14 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-87, college: Chattanooga) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and forward Jakub Dloniak (192-83, agency: Promotex) scored 24 points and 4 assists. Five Anwil and four Siarka Jezioro players scored in double figures. Anwil maintains seventh place with 3-4 record. Siarka Jezioro lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Anwil will meet higher ranked Asseco Prok. (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Siarka Jezioro will play against Polpharma in Starogard and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Anwil: K.Szubarga 24+5reb+4ast, M.Ginyard 14+11reb+2ast, R.Boykin 13+10reb+1ast, S.Hajric 13+8reb+1ast, A.Eitutavicius 10+2reb+2ast, L.Seweryn 5+1reb
Siarka Jezioro: J.Dloniak 24+1reb+4ast, X.Alexander 19+5reb+2ast, N.Doaks 14+14reb+1ast, M.Addison 10+2reb+1ast, D.Wall 5+5reb+1ast, D.Przybyszewski 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186742


Rosa Radom - Trefl Sopot 65-77

Leader Trefl Sopot delivered the sixth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Rosa Radom (2-5) 77-65. The game was mostly controlled by Trefl Sopot. Rosa Radom was better in second period 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Adam Waczynski (199-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Filip Dylewicz (202-80) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian Slaven Cupkovic (205-88, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 19 points and American power forward Kim Adams (201-82, college: Arkansas St.) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Rosa Radom. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Trefl Sopot have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Newly promoted Rosa Radom keeps the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Trefl Sopot will play against Energa Czarni (#4) in Slupsk in the next round. Rosa Radom will play on the road against Energa Czarni (#4) in Slupsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: A.Waczynski 21+8reb+3ast, F.Dylewicz 17+8reb+2ast, P.Zamojski 13+2reb+1ast, P.Dabrowski 8+3reb+2ast, M.Michalak 5+1ast, M.Stefanski 4+2reb+1ast
Rosa Radom: S.Cupkovic 19+1reb, J.Zalewski 11+3reb+2ast, H.Radke 9+5reb, K.Adams 8+10reb, S.Bogavac 7+7reb+1ast, A.Donigiewicz 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 186740


Kotwica - Polpharma 83-75

There was a small surprise in Kolobrzeg where eleventh ranked Kotwica (2-5) defeated 9th ranked Polpharma (2-5) 83-75 on Saturday. Polpharma was trailing by 13 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of Kotwica, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Polpharma's 24. They outrebounded Polpharma 41-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Kotwica looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for guard Jaroslaw Zyskowski (201-92, agency: Promotex) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points. Center Rafal Rajewicz (203-88, agency: Promotex) helped adding 10 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Marcin Nowakowski (184-89) responded with 16 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Lukasz Majewski (199-82) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kotwica moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Polpharma. Polpharma lost their fourth game in a row. Kotwica will meet at home higher ranked Stelmet ZG (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Polpharma will play against Siarka Jezioro (#11) in Tarnobrzeg and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kotwica: J.Zyskowski 20+3reb+1ast, D.Brown 12+6reb+3ast, C.Jefferson 11+5reb+7ast, R.Rajewicz 10+11reb+3ast, G.Arabas 10+5reb+2ast, W.Zloty 6+2reb+1ast
Polpharma: M.Nowakowski 16+2reb+4ast, L.Majewski 13+7reb, A.Lichodzijewski 12+4reb+1ast, B.McCauley 10+4reb+2ast, J.Carter 10+2reb+3ast, U.Mirkovic 7+5reb
gschID: 186737


PGE Turow - Start Gdynia 66-55

Very expected game in Zgorzelec where 12th ranked Start Gdynia (1-6) was defeated by third ranked PGE Turow (5-1) 66-55 on Thursday. The game without a history. PGE Turow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for naturalized French forward Aaron Cel (203-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Michal Chylinski (190-86, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 17 points. PGE Turow's coach Miodrag Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Bosnian-Israeli center Robert Rothbart (217-86) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) scored 13 points. PGE Turow moved-up to second place. Start Gdynia lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with six games lost. PGE Turow will meet AZS Koszalin (#6) on the road in the next round. Start Gdynia will play against Rosa Radom (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: M.Chylinski 17+4reb, D.Jackson 16+2reb+1ast, A.Cel 9+15reb+2ast, D.Micic 7+5reb+3ast, D.Kulig 6+5reb, I.Zigeranovic 4+4reb+1ast
Start Gdynia: R.Rothbart 20+9reb, T.Wojdyla 13+2reb+1ast, M.Kucharek 7+2reb, S.Kowalczyk 5+2reb+4ast, T.Andrzejewski 4+4reb, G.Mordzak 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 186739



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  PORTUGAL   


Almeida number one in Portugal for round 4 - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized Cape Verdean guard Ivan Almeida (198-G-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Vitoria SC, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 19 rebounds, while his team crushed Fisica (#9, 1-3) with 24-point margin 77-53. Vitoria SC is placed at 2nd position in Cape Verdean LPB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Vitoria SC already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Almeida had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Vitoria SC's top player in his first season with the team. Former Stonehill College star has very solid stats this year. Almeida is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 60.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Rui Coelho (191-G-89) of Barcelos. Coelho had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Barcelos lost that game 69-74 to slightly higher-ranked Ovarense (#3, 3-1). This loss caused Barcelos to drop 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. Coelho is well-known at Barcelos and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Brandon Sebirumbi (205-F-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) of Sampaense (#8). Sebirumbi scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Sampaense, leading his team to a 91-89overtime win against slightly lower-ranked Galitos-Tley (#10, 1-3). The chances of Sampaense not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Sebirumbi could try to bring Sampaense's a little bit higher in the standings. Sebirumbi has individually a great season in Portugal. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.7rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Perry Stevenson (206-F-87) of Galitos-Tley - 13 points and 14 rebounds
5. Marko Loncovic (200-F-91) of Barcelos - 16 points and 6 rebounds
6. Carlos Andrade (197-F-78) of Benfica - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jorge Sing (192-G/F-77) of Sampaense - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 12 assists
8. Braima Freire (188-G-82) of Fisica - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Al Rapier (200-F-89) of Sampaense - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Pedro Pinto (188-PG-88) of Galitos-Tley - 25 points and 2 assists

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



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  QATAR   

D1 Stats

Points Per Game
 Abdulai JALLOH
  Al Arabi
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jalloh, Al Arabi25.0 
 2. Ayeni, Al Wakrah24.0 
 3. Brock, Al Ahli22.5 
 4. Byrd, Al Arabi19.7 
 5. Adako, Al Gharafa17.7 
 6. N''Diaye, Al Gharafa17.3 
 7. Mofunanya, Al Ar.17.3 
 8. Suliman, Al Sadd15.5 
 9. Ahmad Mohamm., Al15.3 
 10. Southall, Al Sadd14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi17.3 
 2. Mofunanya, Al Ar.17.0 
 3. Ayeni, Al Wakrah15.0 
 4. Egona, Al Shamal12.3 
 5. Souleye, Al Wakrah11.3 
 6. Adako, Al Gharafa11.3 
 7. Mpondo, Al Sadd11.0 
 8. Saad, Al Sadd8.7 
 9. Zaidan, Al Ahli8.5 
 10. Belton, Al Gharafa8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Abdulai JALLOH
  Al Arabi
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jalloh, Al Arabi7.0 
 2. Williams, Al Shamal6.0 
 3. De La Rosa, Al Sa.6.0 
 4. Abilmoni Han., Al5.7 
 5. Zaidan, Al Ahli5.0 
 6. Belton, Al Gharafa4.7 
 7. Suliman, Al Sadd4.5 
 8. Obazuaye, Al Wa.4.3 
 9. Saad, Al Sadd4.3 
 10. Mousa, Al Sadd4.3 
Steals Per Game
 William BELTON
  Al Gharafa
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Belton, Al Gharafa3.0 
 2. Abilmoni Han., Al2.7 
 3. Byrd, Al Arabi2.7 
 4. Brock, Al Ahli2.5 
 5. Saad, Al Sadd2.0 
 6. Omar, Al Shamal2.0 
 7. Jalloh, Al Arabi1.7 
 8. Williams, Al Shamal1.7 
 9. Guled, Al Jaysh1.7 
 10. Ahmad Mohamm., Al1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi2.7 
 2. Southall, Al Sadd2.7 
 3. Yembo, Al Shamal1.7 
 4. Souleye, Al Wakrah1.7 
 5. Ayeni, Al Wakrah0.7 
 6. Williams, Al Shamal0.7 
 7. Abilmoni Han., Al0.7 
 8. Mofunanya, Al Ar.0.7 
 9. Marone Ngom, Al Ja.0.7 
 10. Al Moutasem, Al A.0.5 


Al Arabi edge Gharafa 11-11-2012 - by Eurobasket News

Al Arabi edge Gharafa

Al Arabi extricated themselves from a 57-all deadlock in the last three minutes and banked on the heroics of William Byrd (201-G/F-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) in the endgame to mastermind a 65-64 split win over Al Gharafa in the main game last night of the Qatar Mens League at the Al Rayyan Indoor Arena.

Before the logjam, Byrd pulled his team back from a 45-55 deficit igniting a 12-2 run capped by long bomber by Mohammad Jalloh 3:50 into the final buzzer.

Arabi led the half at 36-29 but fell into early foul trouble. Coach Kouusay Hatem then mounted a running offensive after the break that enabled his team to wrest the lead 47- 43 at the end of the third quarter.

Arabi thus joined Al Sadd at the top of the standings with 3-0 win-loss card. Gharafa dropped to 1-2.

Meanwhile, Al Sadd banked on a 21-point cushion after three quarters and cashed in on penalty foul shots in the dying seconds to escape with a precarious 60-55 victory over El Jaish in the first game.

Dela Rosa and company almost saw their sterling 3-quarter hard work go for naught as they allowed their huge advantage slip away in haste as Army threatened, 56-55, going into the last 2 minutes of the game.

The Emir Cup champions dominated the ballgame from the start as Michael Benjamin Southall and Johann Mpondo lorded it over in the inside, combining for 18 of Sadds 37 caroms as against Jaishs 25.

On the other hand, Dela Rosa and Khalid Salman shut the lights out from the outside, scattering 32 points between them. The duo also outplayed their counterparts in other departments with the former getting 6 assists and 6 rebounds, and the latter 7 and 4.

Mohammed Bakir paced the losers with 16 points. Fadi Abilmona managed 9 points on a poor 3/13 shooting clip.

Games resume on Tuesday with Qatar Sports Club battling Al Ahli at 5:00 pm and defending champs Al Rayyan eyeing their third straight win versus Al Wakrah.
Courtesy of: http://www.qatarbasketball.qa



Al Shamal shock Al Wakrah - by Eurobasket News

Newcomers but no pushovers. Al Shamal, woke up from a 30-minute slumber and rampaged their way towards a record-breaking 26-2 final quarter barrage en route to a 65-59 come-from-behind bashing of a shocked Al Wakrah squad last night at the continuation of hostilities in the Qatar Mens Basketball League (QML) being held at the Al Rayyan Indoor Sports Arena.

Delighted Shamal mentor Hesham Shaaban and his wards thus barged into the winning column and redeemed themselves from miserable debacles in the hands of no less than the reigning QML champions Al Rayyan on Tuesday, and by Emir Cup titlists Al Sadd in their league debut.

Down in the doldrums at 57-39, the northerners clamped down on Coach Ihab Galals boys and forged an awesome 19-0 run behind the deadly sniping of the prolific Mezie Nwigwe (193-G-88, college: Robert Morris) to grab the drivers seat at 58-57 in a span of 6 minutes.

And after momentarily ceding the upper hand, Shamal capped their best showing so far with a 7-0 run in the twilight stage to close the doors on Wakrah.

Mezie Nwigwe spearheaded Shamals hard earned victory with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. William Tayof scored 15 points, dealt 10 assists and 4 rebounds while Dauda Lhison added 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Meanwhile, powerhouse Al Rayyan dumped struggling Qatar Sports Club, 91-64 in the one sided main game later in the evening.

Yaseen Mousa and Boney Harold Watson paced Rayyans second straight win with 26 and 24 points respectively.

Coach Brian Rawsom and his charges are locked with idle Al Sadd, El Jaish and Al Arabi at the top of the league standings each with identical 2-0 win-loss slates. Qatar went down to 0-2.

In tonights games, Al Sadd and El Jaish stake their unbeaten records and go up against each other at 5:00 pm. In the main game, Arabi try to join the winner at the top at 3-0 when they take on Gharafa who will try to improve from 1 win-1 loss card.
Courtesy of: http://www.qatarbasketball.qa



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  ROMANIA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 10: CSM Bucuresti - Farul Const. 99-78
Nov. 12: Targu Mures - Craiova 94-83
Nov. 9: Pitesti - Ploiesti 86-97
Nov. 10: Rovinari - Giurgiu 77-72
Nov. 10: CSU Sibiu - Miercurea Ciuc 77-68
Nov. 9: Oradea - Gaz Metan 73-62
Nov. 9: Dinamo B. - Timisoara 72-97
Nov. 8: U.Mobitel.CN - Timba Timis. 71-60

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: Timisoara - CSU Sibiu
Nov. 17: Craiova - Miercurea Ciuc
Nov. 17: Ploiesti - Dinamo B.
Nov. 17: Gaz Metan - Pitesti
Nov. 16: Timba Timis. - Oradea
Nov. 19: Giurgiu - U.Mobitel.CN
Nov. 17: Farul Const. - Rovinari
Nov. 17: Targu Mures - CSM Bucuresti


Division A Round 7: Gaz Metan loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 7 in Division A means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Oradea where host Oradea (6-1) beat league's leader Gaz Metan (6-2) 73-62 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gaz Metan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-62. Oradea made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) fired 17 points for the winners. Australian swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). The former international Titus Nicoara (203-88, agency: Interperformances) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Oradea keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Targu Mures. Gaz Metan at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Oradea. Gaz Metan will play next round against Pitesti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Oradea will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Timba Timosoara in Timisoara.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Craiova (5-2) against fourth ranked Targu Mures (6-1) on Monday night. Visiting Craiova was defeated by Targu Mures in Mures 94-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Craiova. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Andrija Ciric contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for Craiova. Targu Mures have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Oradea. Craiova at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Targu Mures will play against CSM Bucuresti (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Craiova will play against Miercurea Ciuc and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Farul Const. (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 99-78 loss to seventh ranked CSM Bucuresti (5-2) in Bucuresti on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for Jevohn Shepherd who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Dragan Petronic responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for CSM Bucuresti. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Farul Const. lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with eight games lost. CSM Bucuresti will meet league's second-placed Targu Mures on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Farul Const. will play against Rovinari (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 97-72 loss to sixth ranked Timisoara (5-2) in Bucuresti. It was an exceptional evening for Delvon Johnson who led the winners and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). CS Dinamo Bucuresti's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Timisoara. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CS Dinamo Bucuresti lost their seventh game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Timisoara's next round opponent will be CSU Sibiu (#10) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Ploiesti (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Giurgiu was defeated by Rovinari in a road game 77-72. CSU Sibiu beat Miercurea Ciuc at home 77-68. Ploiesti won against Pitesti on the opponent's court 97-86. U.Mobitel.CN managed to outperform Timba Timis. in a home game 71-60.
The best stats of 7th round was 27 points and 8 assists by Pankracije Barac of Pitesti.


Targu Mures - Craiova 94-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Craiova (5-2) against fourth ranked Targu Mures (6-1) on Monday night. Visiting Craiova was defeated by Targu Mures in Mures 94-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Craiova. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Craiova took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Targu Mures had a 27-20 second period charge getting the lead and Craiova was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-94. Targu Mures made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Craiova was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard LeVar Seals (195-82, college: De Paul) added 26 points and 4 steals in the effort for Craiova. Five Targu Mures and four Craiova players scored in double figures. Targu Mures have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Oradea. Craiova at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Targu Mures will play against CSM Bucuresti (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Craiova will play against Miercurea Ciuc and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Targu Mures: M.Ceskovic 19+1reb+3ast, A.Ciric 18+7reb+1ast, B.Cuic 16+8reb+7ast, V.Peciukas 15+2reb, L.Dumitru 14+5reb+2ast, D.Balaban 8+2reb+1ast
Craiova: L.Seals 26+3reb+2ast, R.Dzambic 16+8reb+8ast, I.Miskovic 14+5reb+2ast, I.Dragusin 11+4reb+1ast, T.Bureau 8+6reb, D.Habus 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178490


Rovinari - Giurgiu 77-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Rovinari and 9th ranked Giurgiu had identical 3-3 record. This time Rovinari used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Giurgiu 77-72. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-17 Giurgiu's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-72 at the end of the game. Rovinari made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian guard Stefan Nikolic (193-87) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Czech power forward David Steffel (212-85) accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTPA) came up with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and center Catalin Vlaicu (203-86) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Giurgiu in the defeat. Five Rovinari and four Giurgiu players scored in double figures. Rovinari (4-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ploiesti. Giurgiu lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Rovinari's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Farul Const. (#16) in Constanca and are hoping to win another game. Giurgiu will play at home against U-Mobitelco (#4) in Cluj.
Top scorers:
Rovinari: D.Steffel 16+9reb+2ast, F.Lapuste 15+2reb, L.Darby 14+7reb+3ast, S.Nikolic 13+8reb+8ast, S.Atanackovic 11+5reb+2ast, R.Giles 6+3reb+1ast
Giurgiu: P.Petty 22+5reb+4ast, T.Harvey 12+6reb+1ast, C.Vlaicu 12+9reb, D.Thomas 11+7reb, B.Burrell 8+7reb, C.Ware 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178492


CSM Bucuresti - Farul Const. 99-78

Bottom-ranked Farul Const. (0-8) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 99-78 loss to seventh ranked CSM Bucuresti (5-2) in Bucuresti on Saturday evening. The game without a history. CSM Bucuresti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. CSM Bucuresti forced 19 Farul Const. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Canadian forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (184-87, agency: BeoExcell) helped adding 20 points. Four CSM Bucuresti players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian power forward Dragan Petronic (206-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and center Marian Minea (203-85) scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for CSM Bucuresti. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Farul Const. lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with eight games lost. CSM Bucuresti will meet league's second-placed Targu Mures on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Farul Const. will play against Rovinari (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: J.Shepherd 23+7reb+5ast, G.Martinic 20+2reb+1ast, I.Bosnjak 14+6reb, D.Kandic 12+2reb+3ast, M.Pupovic 9+4reb+1ast, S.Santa 7+2reb+2ast
Farul Const.: D.Petronic 21+10reb, M.Minea 16+2reb+1ast, J.Booth 10+3reb+1ast, C.McFarland 7+1reb+1ast, A.Santana 7+1reb+5ast, R.Wallace 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178491


CSU Sibiu - Miercurea Ciuc 77-68

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked CSU Sibiu (3-4) defeated at home 14th ranked Miercurea Ciuc (1-7) 77-68. The game without a history. CSU Sibiu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. CSU Sibiu forced 23 Miercurea Ciuc turnovers and outrebounded them 35-23 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Devon Austin (198-87, college: Manhattan) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Bulgarian guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. CSU Sibiu's coach Dragan Petricevic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Croatian guard Franjo Bubalo (194-88) came up with 17 points and 6 assists and American forward Zach Henifin (195-88, college: W.Washington) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Miercurea Ciuc in the defeat. CSU Sibiu moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Giurgiu. Miercurea Ciuc at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with seven games lost. CSU Sibiu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Timisoara (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Miercurea Ciuc will play against Craiova (#6).
Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: D.Austin 22+7reb+2ast, M.Griskenas 18+6reb+1ast, A.Gruev 15+5reb+7ast, M.Paul 9+1reb+2ast, K.Knutson 7+7reb, M.Marjanovic 4+6reb
Miercurea Ciuc: F.Bubalo 17+4reb+6ast, F.Filipovic 14+2reb+1ast, M.Hajdic 11+3reb, Z.Henifin 9+7reb+2ast, S.Avalic 8+4reb+2ast, J.Dupre 7+2reb
gschID: 178489


Pitesti - Ploiesti 86-97

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Pitesti (3-5) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Ploiesti (4-3) 97-86. Pitesti was ahead by 20 points after three quarters before a 22-24 charge of Ploiesti, which allowed them to win the game. They made 35-of-42 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Ploiesti outrebounded Pitesti 42-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. 34 personal fouls committed by Pitesti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian power forward Vladimir Tica (208-81, agency: BeoExcell) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) accounted for 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Five Ploiesti players scored in double figures. Croatian guard Pankracije Barac (196-81, agency: Court Side) came up with 27 points and 8 assists and American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) added 23 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Pitesti in the defeat. Defending champion maintains eighth place with 4-3 record, which they share with Rovinari. Pitesti at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Ploiesti's next round opponent will be CS Dinamo Bucuresti (#15) at home and are hoping to win another game. Pitesti will play against Gaz Metan in Medias.
Top scorers:
Ploiesti: V.Tica 21+8reb+1ast, R.Nyakundi 15+7reb+2ast, D.Hargrove 14+4reb+2ast, A.Vlahovic 13+6reb+8ast, C.Burlacu 11+9reb, I.Timermanis 9+4reb+1ast
Pitesti: P.Barac 27+2reb+8ast, M.Jones 23+8reb, D.Kinloch 16+6reb+1ast, S.Popovic 7+3reb, D.Gennie 5+3reb+2ast, D.Albijanic 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178495


Oradea - Gaz Metan 73-62

Round 7 in Division A means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Oradea where host Oradea (6-1) beat league's leader Gaz Metan (6-2) 73-62 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gaz Metan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-62. Oradea made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) fired 17 points for the winners. Australian swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Four Oradea players scored in double figures. The former international Titus Nicoara (203-88, agency: Interperformances) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Deven Mitchell (197-84, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Oradea keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Targu Mures. Gaz Metan at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Oradea. Gaz Metan will play next round against Pitesti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Oradea will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Timba Timosoara in Timisoara.
Top scorers:
Oradea: N.Maric 17+2reb+1ast, S.Topchov 12+2reb, D.Dillon 11+8reb+1ast, B.Tibirna 11+3reb, S.Lupusavei 8+3reb+1ast, W.Franklin 5+4reb+8ast
Gaz Metan: T.Nicoara 12+6reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 12+5reb+1ast, A.Mladenovic 9+3reb+1ast, M.St.John 9+5reb, S.Dundjerski 8+2reb+5ast, A.Mandache 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178494


Dinamo B. - Timisoara 72-97

Bottom-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 97-72 loss to sixth ranked Timisoara (5-2) in Bucuresti. The game was mostly controlled by Timisoara. CS Dinamo Bucuresti was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Timisoara shot 63.3 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Delvon Johnson (206-89, college: Arkansas, agency: Priority Sports) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Bosnian point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 10 points and 11 assists for the winning side. Forward Andrei Petica (192-93) came up with 20 points and 4 assists and forward Leonard Filip (200-93) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for CS Dinamo Bucuresti in the defeat. Five Timisoara and four CS Dinamo Bucuresti players scored in double figures. CS Dinamo Bucuresti's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Timisoara. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CS Dinamo Bucuresti lost their seventh game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Timisoara's next round opponent will be CSU Sibiu (#10) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Ploiesti (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Timisoara: D.Archie 17+2reb+3ast, D.Johnson 15+9reb+3ast, B.Popescu 14+5reb+1ast, D.Andrei 13+2reb+2ast, I.Dodoc 11+1reb+3ast, Z.Jovanovic 10+2reb+11ast
Dinamo B.: A.Petica 20+2reb+4ast, A.Badila 19+1reb+3ast, L.Filip 14+8reb+3ast, C.Mihai 12+1reb, V.Mihai 4+1reb+1ast, A.Sipos 3+9reb+1ast
gschID: 178496


U.Mobitel.CN - Timba Timis. 71-60

Very predictable result in Cluj where fifth ranked U-Mobitelco (5-2) beat 13th ranked Timba Timosoara (2-5) 71-60. It looked good early as Timba Timosoara took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then U-Mobitelco had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Timba Timosoara was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-71. U-Mobitelco players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Sean Barnette (198-86, college: Wingate) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Bulgarian Hristo Nikolov (200-85) accounted for 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Five U-Mobitelco players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Bosko Stojakovic (196-84) came up with a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and Montenegrin center Bojan Grubisic (212-80) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Timba Timosoara in the defeat. U-Mobitelco moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Timba Timosoara keeps the thirteenth position with five games lost. U-Mobitelco's next round opponent will be Giurgiu (#11) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Timba Timosoara will play against the league's leader Oradea.
Top scorers:
U.Mobitel.CN: S.Barnette 19+10reb+5ast, D.Wright 14+2reb+6ast, H.Nikolov 11+7reb+4ast, M.Silvasan 11+4reb+3ast, C.Baciu 10+8reb, I.Todorovic 4+4reb+1ast
Timba Timis.: B.Grubisic 14+8reb, A.Johnson 13+6reb+2ast, B.Stojakovic 10+11reb+10ast, R.Huckaby 6+5reb+2ast, A.Mihuti 6, J.Glynn 6+2reb
gschID: 178493


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  CSM B.
  (184-PG-87)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Martinic, CSM B.24.4 
 2. Shepherd, CSM B.21.2 
 3. Seals, Craiova19.7 
 4. Darby, Rovinari19.4 
 5. Pesic, Oradea18.0 
 6. Filipovic, Miercu.17.8 
 7. Mitchell, Gaz Metan17.5 
 8. Wright, U.Mobite.17.0 
 9. Nikolov, U.Mobite.16.6 
 10. Barac, Pitesti16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 David STEFFEL
  Rovinari
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Steffel, Rovinari9.7 
 2. Miskovic, Craiova9.1 
 3. Dragusin, Craiova7.8 
 4. Carutasu, CSM B.7.6 
 5. Jones, Pitesti7.3 
 6. Kinloch, Pitesti7.1 
 7. Glynn, Timba Timis.7.0 
 8. Filip, Dinamo B.6.9 
 9. Pesic, Oradea6.5 
 10. Mladenovic, Gaz M.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.7.6 
 2. Jovanovic, Timisoa.7.4 
 3. Dzambic, Craiova6.0 
 4. Cuic, Targu Mures5.7 
 5. Petty, Giurgiu5.0 
 6. Vlahovic, Ploiesti4.8 
 7. Franklin, Oradea4.7 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.6 
 9. Stojakovic, Timba4.6 
 10. Nikolic, Rovinari4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.3.1 
 2. Shepherd, CSM B.2.5 
 3. Jones, Pitesti2.1 
 4. Petty, Giurgiu2.1 
 5. Burrell, Giurgiu2.0 
 6. Nikolov, U.Mobite.2.0 
 7. Barnette, U.Mobite.2.0 
 8. Habus, Craiova1.9 
 9. Martinic, CSM B.1.9 
 10. Gennie, Pitesti1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dragusin, Craiova1.8 
 2. Kickingstall., Tim.1.4 
 3. Adebayo, Targu M.1.3 
 4. Harvey, Giurgiu1.3 
 5. Carutasu, CSM B.1.0 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.0 
 7. Balaban, Targu M.1.0 
 8. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.0 
 9. Albijanic, Pitesti0.9 
 10. Knutson, CSU Sib.0.9 



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PBL Round 5: Enisey Krasnoyarsk still not able to record any victory - by Eurobasket News

There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of PBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Bottom-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to sixth ranked Lokomotiv (3-3) 93-64 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Lokomotiv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Lokomotiv forced 20 Enisey Krasnoyarsk turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Enisey Krasnoyarsk helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Australian center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 13 points and 11 assists for the winners. Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for Enisey Krasnoyarsk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lokomotiv moved-up to second place. Enisey Krasnoyarsk at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Lokomotiv are looking forward to face Triumph Lyubertsy (#6) in Lubertsy in the next round. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 5 N.Novgorod was beaten by Triumph on the road 71-59.
The most impressive performance of 5th round was 22 points and 6 rebounds by Tywain McKee of Triumph.


Triumph - N.Novgorod 71-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Triumph Lyubertsy's (2-2) home victory over 9th ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-4) in Lubertsy 71-59 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-59. 24 personal fouls committed by BC Nizhny Novgorod helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. International Sergey Karasev (202-93) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international Semen Antonov (202-89) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international Vadim Panin (203-84, agency: Alti Sport) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Triumph Lyubertsy moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Spartak-Prim. BC Nizhny Novgorod lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with four games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy is looking forward to face league's second-placed Lokomotiv in Kuban in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Nizhny Novgorod will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Triumph: T.McKee 22+6reb+3ast, S.Karasev 18+6reb+2ast, Y.Naimy 10+1ast, E.Valiev 9+7reb+3ast, K.Landry 5+10reb+1ast, A.Kuzyakin 2
N.Novgorod: S.Antonov 18+6reb+3ast, O.Trotter 10+4reb+3ast, V.Ivlev 9+4reb+1ast, V.Panin 9+7reb+3ast, D.Golovin 6, S.Shashkov 5
gschID: 200725


Lokomotiv - Enisey 93-64

Bottom-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to sixth ranked Lokomotiv (3-3) 93-64 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Lokomotiv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Lokomotiv forced 20 Enisey Krasnoyarsk turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Enisey Krasnoyarsk helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Australian center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists for the winners. Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Alexei Kotishevskiy (197-85) added 13 points in the effort for Enisey Krasnoyarsk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lokomotiv moved-up to second place. Enisey Krasnoyarsk at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Lokomotiv are looking forward to face Triumph Lyubertsy (#6) in Lubertsy in the next round. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: J.Baron 23+4reb, A.Maric 19+8reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 13+4reb+11ast, N.Shabalkin 9+8reb, M.Sheleketo 8+4reb+1ast, S.Jasaitis 6+2ast
Enisey: E.Kikanovic 16+3reb, A.Kotishevskiy 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Dowdell 13+1ast, H.Rizvic 6+1reb, I.Smygin 4+4reb, M.Krivosheev 4+5reb
gschID: 200724



Khimky, Spartak SP, Lokomotiv, CSKA and Triumph won the latest games - by Eurobasket News

Khimky, Spartak SP, Lokomotiv, CSKA and Triumph won the latest games in VTB League.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Khimki where third ranked Khimky won against visiting Unics Kazan 85:74. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) nailed 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and James Augustine (208-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) came up with 20 points and 4 steals and Igor Zamanskiy added 10 points respectively for Unics Kazan in the defeat.
Spartak St.Petersburg improved to 5-0 record after 81:76 win over Azovmash. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 24-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Spartak St.Petersburg shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Loukas Mavrokefalidis orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Manny Harris answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and Lynn Greer added 25 points and 8 assists in the effort for Azovmash.
Triumph Lyubertsy won against visiting BC Nizhny Novgorod 71:59. The best player for the winners was American point guard Tywain McKee who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Sergey Karasev chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds.Semen Antonov (202-PF-89) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and Vadim Panin (203-SG-84, agency: Alti Sport) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Lokomotiv beat Enisey 93:64. Mantas Kalnietis orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists. Aleks Maric contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Elmedin Kikanovic answered with 16 points and Alexei Kotishevskiy added 13 points in the effort for Enisey Krasnoyarsk.
Very predictable result when second ranked Russian CSKA Moscow won against at home 8th ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk 84:75 on Sunday. Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Michael Taylor answered with 22 points and Lukas Palyza added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for CEZ Nymburk.



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Rocks tame Lions - by Eurobasket News

Glasgow Rocks 87 (15,30,60) (Robinson 18, Achara 16, Murray 15)
London Lions 73 (23,39,61) (Sturt 22, Ogedengbe 16, James 12)


Glasgow Rocks moved themselves into sixth position in the BBL Championship table thanks to a come-from-behind 87-73 victory over the London Lions at the Emirates Arena on Sunday afternoon.

A 7-2 start to the game from the Rocks gave them the best possible opening to the contest, and an EJ Harrison three-pointer allowed the home side to extend their lead out to 15-9 with 3:47 remaining in the opening quarter. This only served to spur the Lions on as a Laurent Irish free-throw sparked a 14-0 run for the visitors to leave them leading 15-23 heading into the second period.

In the second quarter, it was the home side who again started strongly and consecutive three-pointers from Harrison, Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne) and Sterling Davis (200-F-77, college: Tulane) bought the home side back to within two points at 26-28. Once again however, this only sought to spur the Lions into action as they ended the half the stronger with an 11-2 tear to leave the visitors 30-39 to the good heading into the locker rooms at the half.

In the second half, the Rocks exploded out of the blocks with a 15-4 start to the third quarter to put themselves ahead at 45-43 with 6:03 remaining. The lead changed hands on a number of occasions through the remainder of the quarter before an Adrian Sturt three-pointer gave the Lions the lead at 55-59. This time it was the home side who ended the period the better as a Donald Robinson (193-F, college: W.Virginia Tech) three-point play saw the Rocks heading into the final stanza trailing by a single point at 60-61.

In the final period, the Rocks came out of the blocks quickly and rattled off a quick-fire 16-5 burst, including seven points from Gareth Murray, to take the score out to 76-66 midway through the final period. The Lions tried desperately to get themselves back into the contest, but could not get any closer than seven points at 76-69 with 5:02 left in the game as the Rocks held on for the important victory.

Robinson was the main man for the Rocks as he bagged 18 points in the victory, but it was Sturt who led all scorers in the contest with 22 points personal for the Lions.
Courtesy of: http://www.glasgowrocks.co.uk



Rocks confirm arrival of Mike Ringgold - by Eurobasket News (T)

The Glasgow Rocks are proud to announce the signing of big man Mike Ringgold (200-F-87, college: Rider) to fill the current void down in the paint. The 25 year old American will be looking to make his mark in the BBL after a successful start to his career in Iceland where he averaged a double double of 15.2 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game. The Rocks will be hoping that he can replicate those numbers in a Rocks jersey.

Ringgolds ability to finish under the basket is something that Coach Davis has been yearning for along with his knack for rebounding, a facet of the Rocks game which has been lacking during the early stages of the 2012/13 season.

Player/Coach, Sterling Davis, had the following to say about his most recent acquisition: Ringgold is a versatile player who will be able to step in and help us defensively for multiple roles and also be a threat on the interior offensively. His athleticism will definitely give us a different look.

Ringgold was flown into Glasgow on Tuesday and has already taken part in the Rocks preparations for their clash this weekend. The first chance to see Ringgold and his new team-mates in action at the Emirates Arena will be at 1:00pm on Sunday 11th November when the Glasgow Rocks take on the visiting London Lions.
Courtesy of: http://www.glasgowrocks.co.uk



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Standings - B Liga

B League Standings
 1. Meridiana NS 7-0 
 2. Morava 5-2 
 3. Zeleznicar 5-2 
 4. Mladost Zemun 4-3 
 5. Napredak A. 4-3 
 6. Napredak K. 4-3 
 7. Beovuk 72 3-4 
 8. Proleter Naftagas 3-4 
 9. Mladost Cacak