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  ABA   



Ill City Beast set to play this season - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Ill City Beast located in Chicago, Illinois will be a late addition to the league this season.
"It is unusual to be adding a team at such a late date," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO, "but the owners and management have been working hard all summer and full to put things together and it appears that they are ready to go. We're looking forward to adding them to the schedules in the North Central Division."
Sonya Nichols will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the team Boasting a sports resume which includes an assortment of both on and off the court experiences including a tenure at James Madison University as a scholarship member of the NCAA tournament participant (95-96).
Keith Stallings is the President of Business and Community Development. Keith attended Michigan State University and Roberts Morris University and receive his BA in Healthcare Management. He is currently working on his Masters in Human Resource Management,
The General Manager of the team is Booker T. Jones, CEO of Global Community Development Corp and Epiphany International. He has served on the South Shore Tenants Organization Planning Board, Chicago's Citywide LSC Board, and serves as Chairman of the Council at Powell Academy and Parent/Community member for DuSable High School and many other Chicago organizations.
The team will be coached by Aubrey Volious who comes with 26 years of coaching experience in college basketball at the NCAA Division One, NAIA Division One and Two, NJCAA Division One and Two. Not only does he has a winning record wherever he has coached, but over 87% of his players have graduated. "I know we will be very competitive," stated Coach Volious. "There are a lot of great players in the Chicago area and we are fortunate to have quite a few of them on our team."
For more information, email illcitybeast@gmail.com , call 504 261 4807 or visit www.illcitybeast.com



Chicago Fury defeats Peoria Pride - by Gianni Pascucci

Yesterday night, the Chicago Fury played against the Peoria Pride in Chicago, winning the game 122-99
The Fury stated out the game with a alley-opp dunk by Jackey Hunt (6'2''-G) which was a foul and the basket. The game went back in forth with Josh Wagner (6'7''-F/C, college: Eureka) on fire for the pride, and Marshawn Hampton (5'11''-G) on fire for the Fury with a half time score of 50-50.
The Fury came out of halftime on fire with three 3,s in a row by Rennell Taylor (5'10''-G-83, college: Rockford). Jason Love (6'9''-F/C-87, college: Xavier) stop the run for Peoria with a 3 of his own. Then Johnny Williams (6'11''-C) had 2 dunks then the Fury took flight. Samuel Goshay (6'5''-F/C, college: Elmhurst) had 12 points in the quarter to lead the Fury to a 12 point lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.....78-66
The last quarter was all the fury Jackey Hunt and Jarmorris Wilks (6'2''-G) was dunking all over the pride. Marvell Westley (aka The Glove) had 4 steals leading to 3 3d baskets for the Fury. Jason Angel tried his best to keep it close but the fury was too strong.
The Pride was lead by Jason Angel with 26 points and 8 rebs, Josh Wagner with 19 points and 6 rebs and Jason Love 15 points 5 3pt . The Fury had 6 guys in double figures, led by Maurice Carter (6'3''-G-74, college: Brandon) 27 points 8 3pts. Samuel Goshay added 26 pts and 8 rebs, Rennell Taylor 19 points and 12 assists, Johnny Williams had a career night with 16 points 25 rebs and Jarmorris Wilks 15 points and 12 steals.
The Chicago Fury gets its first win of the ABA season under head coach Kendalle Delaney



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Igokea - MZT Skopje 79-55
Nov. 17: Buducnost - Zadar 76-60
Nov. 17: Radnicki KG - Siroki WWin 73-59
Nov. 17: KK Split - Cibona 72-62
Nov. 18: Crvena Zvezda - Krka
Nov. 19: Un.Olimpija - Partizan
Nov. 18: Cedevita - Szolnok


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Bader, Szolnok15.9 
 2. Lucic, Partizan15.8 
 3. Travis, Zadar15.8 
 4. Rakocevic, Crvena15.0 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.8 
 6. White, Radnicki KG14.7 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.14.4 
 8. Mimica, KK Split14.1 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG13.2 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Bader, Szolnok10.0 
 2. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.8 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin8.1 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.4 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.1 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.0 
 7. Omic, Un.Olimpija5.9 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.5.9 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split5.7 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG4.5 
 2. Simon, Szolnok4.4 
 3. Subotic, KK Split4.1 
 4. Vladovic, Krka4.1 
 5. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.9 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea3.6 
 7. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 8. Popovic, Buducnost3.3 
 9. Strawberry, Cibona2.9 
 10. Nelson, Crvena Z.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sasu SALIN
  Un.Olimpija
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Salin, Un.Olimpija2.1 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.0 
 3. Kalve, Szolnok1.9 
 4. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 6. Strawberry, Cibona1.8 
 7. Worthington, Radni.1.6 
 8. Stemberger, Igokea1.6 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG1.5 
 10. Rannikko, Un.Olim.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.4 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.1.2 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.1 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok0.8 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split0.7 
 7. Ramljak, Zadar0.6 
 8. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 9. Edwards, Igokea0.6 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.6 



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  APBL   


Hoop reality making realities! - by Justin Moore

Metropolitan All-Stars Forward and Hooping Reality Exposure ceo Curtis Crews (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Montgomery CC) has brought 5 players to Mexico Curtis Crews, William Schwartzstein (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Emory & Henry), 6'8 Olufemi Abiodun, Ryan Hughes (6'3''-G-83), Jeremie Hart (6'2''-G, college: McMurry),Curtis has been doing a great job of geeting guys seen and living out there dreams of playing pro ball abroad They will be playing with the locate team pinotepa, In there nacional tournament in Oaxaca Mexico on Nov 17 18 19 for any information about players contact at hoopingrealityexposure@Gmail.com


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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Lanus 12-5 
 2. Regatas C. 12-5 
 3. Penarol 11-4 
 4. Libertad S. 11-5 
 5. Olimpico LB 11-6 
 6. Argentino 9-8 
 7. GECR Indalo 8-8 
 8. Quimsa 8-8 
 9. Sionista 8-9 
 10. Atenas 8-9 
 11. Wuber-Est.Bahia 7-8 
 12. Boca Jrs 6-9 
 13. Union Progr. 6-9 
 14. Obras 4-11 
 15. 9 de Julio 4-12 
 16. La Union 4-13 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Nov. 16: Sionista - Wuber-Est.Bahia 91-86
Nov. 16: Argentino - Atenas 82-86
Nov. 16: 9 de Julio - Olimpico LB 81-77
Nov. 16: Quimsa - Lanus 77-81
Nov. 16: Regatas C. - Penarol 75-57
Nov. 16: Boca Jrs - La Union 74-65
Nov. 16: Obras - Union Progr. 70-75
Nov. 16: Libertad S. - GECR Indalo 67-66

Round 4

Nov. 13: Regatas C. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 88-83
Nov. 14: Libertad S. - Lanus 63-76

Second Stage: Round 4

Nov. 18: Sionista - Penarol
Nov. 18: Boca Jrs - Union Progr.
Nov. 18: 9 de Julio - Atenas
Nov. 18: Quimsa - GECR Indalo
Nov. 18: Obras - La Union
Nov. 18: Argentino - Olimpico LB


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.9 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras18.1 
 3. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.9 
 4. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 5. Lewis, La Union17.7 
 6. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 7. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 8. Jackson, GECR I.16.1 
 9. Pau, Olimpico LB15.5 
 10. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.1 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras8.9 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.8.4 
 6. Fierro, Atenas8.2 
 7. Moss, Union Progr.7.9 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
 9. Lewis, La Union7.6 
 10. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.2 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.2 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa4.5 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.5 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.4.3 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Labaque, Atenas3.8 
 8. Osimani, Obras3.7 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.3 
 3. Washam, Regatas C.1.9 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Aguirre, Quimsa1.8 
 6. De los Santo., Arg.1.7 
 7. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 8. Lewis, La Union1.6 
 9. Boccia, Lanus1.6 
 10. Pittman, Sionista1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 3. Mata, Penarol1.1 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 5. Moss, Union Progr.1.0 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 7. Sanchez, Libertad.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 9. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 10. Roby, Wuber-Es.0.7 


LigaA Round 3 (Second Stage): Penarol loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

LigaA Second Stage is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Penarol (11-4). They were defeated by fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (12-5) 75-57 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Regatas Corrientes made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was international point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) with 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Regatas Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Lanus. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the third place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lanus. Penarol will play next round against Sionista trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Regatas Corrientes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Important game to mention about took place in Sunchales. Third ranked Libertad Sunchales (11-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked GECR Indalo (8-8) 67-66 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of GECR Indalo. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. William Graves accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) came up with 18 points and 6 assists for GECR Indalo in the defeat. Despite that victory Libertad Sunchales went down to fourth position due to points difference. GECR Indalo at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Quimsa. Libertad Sunchales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-6) against sixteenth ranked 9 de Julio (4-12) on Friday night. Visiting Olimpico de La Banda was defeated by 9 de Julio in a tough game in Rio Tercero 77-81. The best player for the winners was Edward Nelson who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Cedric McGowan who recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds. 9 de Julio moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Olimpico de La Banda dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. 9 de Julio will meet at home higher ranked Atenas (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Argentino (#6) in Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Libertad Sunchales (11-5) against fourth ranked Lanus (12-5) on Wednesday night. Host Libertad Sunchales was defeated by Lanus in Sunchales 76-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a good game for Nicolas Laprovittola who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 assists. Lanus keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas C. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Santiado Estero was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Lanus (12-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Quimsa (8-8). Lanus managed to secure a 4-point victory 81-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. It was a great evening for Adrian Boccia who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lanus keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas C. Loser Quimsa dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena .

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: Atenas won against Argentino on the opponent's court 86-82. Obras unfortunately lost to Union Progr. in a home game 70-75. La Union recorded a loss to Boca Jrs on the road 65-74. Sionista defeated Wuber-Est.Bahia on its own court 91-86. Wuber-Est.Bahia was beaten by Regatas C. in Corrientes 88-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Lucas Faggiano of Wuber-Est.Bahia.


Argentino - Atenas 82-86

There was an upset in Junin where higher ranked Argentino (9-8) was defeated by eleventh ranked Atenas (8-9) 86-82 on Friday. Argentino trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 28-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 82-86 at the end of the game. Atenas made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 assists. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) helped adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) with 25 points and 4 assists and the former international center Axel Weigand (200-85) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atenas moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Sionista. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Atenas will face 9 de Julio (#15) in Rio Tercero in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Atenas: B.Labaque 27+2reb+5ast, M.Fierro 16+10reb, R.Gonzalez 15+3reb, J.Bulfoni 12+2reb+1ast, M.Lescano 6+3reb+1ast, D.Guaita 6+2reb
Argentino: K.Lytch 25+4reb+4ast, A.Weigand 11+7reb, J.Cangelosi 10+4reb, F.Funes 10+6reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 9+7reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 189394


Obras - Union Progr. 70-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked Union Progresista's (6-9) road victory over 14th ranked Obras (4-11) 75-70 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-70. It was a great evening for British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Adrian Moss (203-81, college: Florida) helped adding 11 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Union Progresista moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Boca Jrs. Obras lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. Union Progresista will face Boca Juniors (#12) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Obras will play at home against La Union in Formosa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 15+12reb+1ast, C.Avalle 13+1reb+1ast, C.Schoppler 11+1ast, A.Moss 11+6reb+1ast, V.Hugo Cajal 9+4reb+2ast, A.Zago 6+5reb+4ast
Obras: J.Forte 20+10reb+4ast, A.Konsztadt 11+4reb+1ast, R.Humphrey 10+8reb+2ast, T.Zanzottera 8+2reb, J.Gutierrez 6+6reb+4ast, T.Field 6+4reb
gschID: 189393


Quimsa - Lanus 77-81

The game in Santiado Estero was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Lanus (12-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Quimsa (8-8). Lanus managed to secure a 4-point victory 81-77 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. Quimsa was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 21-16 charge of Lanus, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Quimsa outrebounded Lanus 35-23 including 21 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) helped adding 8 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81, agency: Players Group) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lanus keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas C. Loser Quimsa dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena .
Top scorers:
Lanus: A.Boccia 20+5reb+2ast, W.McFarlan 13+2reb, L.Perez 10+3reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 9+2reb+3ast, C.Schattmann 9+1ast, R.Battle 8+5reb+3ast
Quimsa: J.Mojica 17+5reb+2ast, D.Tintorelli 12+6reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 11+1reb+3ast, R.Stanton 10+6reb+1ast, J.Williams 9+6reb+3ast, D.Lo Grippo 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 189392


9 de Julio - Olimpico LB 81-77

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-6) against sixteenth ranked 9 de Julio (4-12) on Friday night. Visiting Olimpico de La Banda was defeated by 9 de Julio in a tough game in Rio Tercero 77-81. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-17. But Olimpico de La Banda won second period 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 9 de Julio made 32-of-42 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) who recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Ariel Pau (186-84) added 15 points respectively. 9 de Julio moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Olimpico de La Banda dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. 9 de Julio will meet at home higher ranked Atenas (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Argentino (#6) in Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 23+5reb+1ast, J.Ayarza 22+6reb, D.Gerbaudo 11+7reb+4ast, M.Garcia 9+4reb+1ast, B.Barovero 7+1ast, G.Torre 5+6reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: C.McGowan 25+9reb, A.Pau 15+1reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 12+1reb, D.Yearby 9+6reb, F.Malara 7+4reb, S.Clancy 7+7reb
gschID: 189390


Libertad S. - GECR Indalo 67-66

Important game to mention about took place in Sunchales. Third ranked Libertad Sunchales (11-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked GECR Indalo (8-8) 67-66 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of GECR Indalo. It looked good early as GECR Indalo took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Libertad Sunchales had a 24-12 second period charge getting the lead and GECR Indalo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-67. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. American swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) came up with 18 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for GECR Indalo in the defeat. Despite that victory Libertad Sunchales went down to fourth position due to points difference. GECR Indalo at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Quimsa. Libertad Sunchales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: W.Graves 19+6reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 18+13reb, D.Garcia 9+2reb+2ast, A.Alloatti 6+6reb, J.Treise 4+1reb+3ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 3
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 18+4reb+6ast, J.Robinson 13+6reb, D.Romero 11+3reb+1ast, M.Byro 7+3reb+2ast, K.Seawright 6+6reb+2ast, S.Scala 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 189388


Regatas C. - Penarol 75-57

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Penarol (11-4). They were defeated by fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (12-5) 75-57 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Regatas Corrientes made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) with 15 points and 5 assists and the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Regatas Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Lanus. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the third place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lanus. Penarol will play next round against Sionista trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Regatas Corrientes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 16+4reb+3ast, F.Kammerichs 14+9reb, J.Martinez 13+4reb+5ast, J.Meyinsse 12+9reb+1ast, T.Washam 7+2reb+1ast, N.Romano 6+1reb
Penarol: F.Campazzo 15+3reb+5ast, M.Mata 11+7reb+2ast, T.Terrell 9+7reb, M.Ibarra 7+1ast, L.Gutierrez 6+7reb+3ast, D.Teague 5+4reb
gschID: 189391


Boca Jrs - La Union 74-65

Not a big story in a game in Buenos Aires where 15th ranked La Union (4-13) was defeated by twelfth ranked Boca Juniors (6-9) 74-65 on Friday. La Union trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 23-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 65-74 at the end of the game. Boca Juniors made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80) helped adding 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) scored 18 points. Boca Juniors maintains twelfth place with 6-9 record, which they share with Union Progr. Loser La Union dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Boca Juniors will face Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela in the next round. La Union will play on the road against Obras in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 23+5reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 18+1reb, A.Diez 8+5reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 7+9reb+1ast, M.Stanic 7+4reb+5ast, M.Delia 5+1reb
La Union: G.Lewis 20+10reb, K.Lamonte 18+3reb, T.Shannon 15+2reb, J.Caceres 4+1reb, N.Gianella 4+2reb+1ast, R.Wolkowyski 2+2reb
gschID: 189389


Sionista - Wuber-Est.Bahia 91-86

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Parana where tenth ranked Sionista (8-9) beat 9th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (7-8) 91-86 on Friday. Wuber-Est.Bahia was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 8-point lead after three quarters before a 28-15 charge of Sionista, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Sionista especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Wuber-Est.Bahia was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Joshua Pittman (195-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points. Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was swingman Juan Manuel Rivero (191-85) with 22 points and American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Five Sionista and four Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. Sionista moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Atenas. Loser Wuber-Est.Bahia dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Sionista will face higher ranked Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Sionista: J.Pittman 23+4reb, D.Hure 16, J.Lloreda 13+8reb+2ast, M.Sandes 12+8reb+2ast, L.Cequeira 12+5reb+2ast, N.Miller 11+5reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Rivero 22+4reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 15+1reb+2ast, L.Blanchard 13+6reb+1ast, J.Williams 11+2reb+1ast, M.Fizer 9+7reb+1ast, V.Baldo 8+4reb
gschID: 189387


Round 4
Libertad S. - Lanus 63-76

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Libertad Sunchales (11-5) against fourth ranked Lanus (12-5) on Wednesday night. Host Libertad Sunchales was defeated by Lanus in Sunchales 76-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Libertad Sunchales was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (184-90) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 assists. Naturalized Italian guard Patricio Prato (196-79) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. American swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) answered with 8 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Libertad Sunchales. Lanus keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Regatas C. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lanus: P.Prato 16+3reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 14+4reb+5ast, L.Perez 11+1ast, A.Boccia 10+7reb+2ast, W.McFarlan 10+10reb, F.Giorgi 6+2reb+1ast
Libertad S.: M.Saglietti 11+3reb+1ast, D.Garcia 11+2reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 10+7reb+1ast, W.Graves 8+7reb+3ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 6+2reb, J.Treise 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 228797


Regatas C. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 88-83

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (7-8) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (12-5) 88-83 on Tuesday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia trailed by 17 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 34-20 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 83-88 at the end of the game. Regatas Corrientes made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded Wuber-Est.Bahia 35-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds. International power forward Nicolas Romano (199-87) helped adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was swingman Juan Manuel Rivero (191-85) with 23 points and American power forward Marcus Fizer (203-78, college: Iowa St.) scored 19 points. Regatas Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Lanus. Loser Wuber-Est.Bahia dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 22+5reb+2ast, J.Meyinsse 15+5reb, N.Romano 12+7reb+3ast, T.Washam 9+5reb+1ast, M.Gerlero 8+2reb, P.I. Calderon 6+2reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Rivero 23+2reb+1ast, M.Fizer 19+3reb+2ast, M.Mieres 10+1reb+2ast, L.Faggiano 8+2reb+3ast, L.Blanchard 7+5reb+1ast, V.Baldo 6+3reb
gschID: 228796



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 7-1 
 2. Hawks 6-1 
 3. 36ers 5-3 
 4. Kings 4-4 
 5. Wildcats 3-3 
 6. Taipans 3-5 
 7. Tigers 2-4 
 8. Crocodiles 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 16: Breakers - Crocodiles 93-63
Nov. 17: Hawks - Taipans 73-59
Nov. 16: Wildcats - 36ers 65-69
Nov. 18: Tigers - Kings


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Madgen, Kings19.4 
 2. Scott, Tigers17.0 
 3. Deleon, Hawks16.9 
 4. Knight, Wildcats16.0 
 5. Jackson, Breakers15.8 
 6. Tragardh, Taipans15.6 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats14.7 
 8. Johnson, 36ers14.4 
 9. Ervin, Crocodiles14.0 
 10. Wilson, Taipans13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Seth SCOTT
  Tigers
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Scott, Tigers8.8 
 2. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 3. Vukona, Breakers7.6 
 4. Davidson, Hawks7.3 
 5. Holmes, Crocodiles7.3 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 7. Lazare, Kings7.1 
 8. Forman, Hawks7.0 
 9. Pledger, Breakers6.9 
 10. Petrie, 36ers6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers8.4 
 2. Braswell, Tigers5.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.4 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.0 
 5. Henry, Kings3.8 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.2 
 7. Martin, Hawks2.9 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.9 
 9. Goulding, Tigers2.8 
 10. Wilson, Taipans2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Braswell, Tigers2.4 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.6 
 4. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.5 
 5. Ervin, Crocodiles1.5 
 6. Henry, Kings1.4 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.4 
 8. Edwards, Taipans1.4 
 9. Martin, Wildcats1.3 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.4 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.5 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers1.3 
 4. Garlepp, Kings1.3 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.1 
 6. Boucher, Breakers0.8 
 7. Hudson, Breakers0.8 
 8. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Blanchfield, Croc.0.6 



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: St.Polten - Oberwart 69-80
Nov. 18: Gmunden - BC Vienna
Nov. 18: Klosterneub. - Wels
Nov. 18: Gussing - Furstenfeld
Nov. 18: Arkadia - Kapfenberg


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.4 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.23.8 
 3. Dale, UBSC G.20.7 
 4. Lamesic, Wels20.0 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.7 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna18.4 
 8. Grum, Furstenfeld18.0 
 9. Spasojevic, Arkadia17.8 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.8 
 2. Heard, Gussing9.0 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten8.7 
 4. Trmal, BC Vienna8.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.9 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.3 
 7. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.7.3 
 8. Cresnar, Furstenf.7.2 
 9. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.1 
 10. Johnson, Oberwart7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.7 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 3. O''Neal, Furstenfeld6.0 
 4. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 6. Ahmetbasic, Wels4.3 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.9 
 10. Edwards, Oberwart3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.7 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.3 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.8 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.7 
 6. Graf, Arkadia1.5 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.5 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.5 
 10. Farokhmanesh, We.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.3 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Washington, Wels1.1 
 4. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.0 
 5. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.0 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna0.8 
 7. Cox, Furstenfeld0.8 
 8. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden0.7 
 10. Greimeister, Klos.0.7 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 17: Mistelbach - Worthersee 91-61
Nov. 17: Dornbirn - Kos Celovec 87-75
Nov. 16: Salzburg - Vienna Timb. 60-63
Nov. 17: Tirol - Basket Flames 55-77
Nov. 18: Falcons - Mattersb.R.


Oberwart Gunners add Ivan Djerman - by Stefan Prager

The Oberwart Gunners reacted on injuries to Chris Gradnigo and Erik Frhwirth and signed Croatian forward Ivan Djerman. The 29 year old big man last played for Amicale Steinsel in Luxembourg. This season he briefly played for Pula in Croatias second league. Djerman has some experience in Austria. He played for the Dornbirn Lions from 2002 to 2006. Last season he appeared in 26 games for Amicale averaging 14.7 ppg along with 8.6 rpg. On Saturday Djerman scored 10 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in a 80:69 road win over the Dragons.


Oberwart Gunners add Ivan Djerman - by Stefan Prager

The Redwell Gunners Oberwart reacted on injuries to Chris Gradnigo and Erik Frhwirth and signed Croatian forward Ivan Djerman (203-F-83). The 29 year old big man last played for Amicale Steinsel in Luxembourg. This season he briefly played for Pula in Croatias second league. Djerman has some experience in Austria. He played for the Dornbirn Lions from 2002 to 2006. Last season he appeared in 26 games for Amicale averaging 14.7 ppg along with 8.6 rpg. On Saturday Djerman scored 10 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in a 80:69 road win over the Dragons.

Meanwhile UBSC Graz is trying to get a replacement for the injured Marko Moric. The club has Bosnian big man Miljan Markovic on try out.



Oberwart Gunners add Ivan Djerman - by Stefan Prager

The Oberwart Gunners reacted on injuries to Chris Gradnigo and Erik Frhwirth and signed Croatian forward Ivan Djerman. The 29 year old big man last played for Amicale Steinsel in Luxembourg. This season he briefly played for Pula in Croatias second league. Djerman has some experience in Austria. He played for the Dornbirn Lions from 2002 to 2006. Last season he appeared in 26 games for Amicale averaging 14.7 ppg along with 8.6 rpg. On Saturday Djerman scored 10 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in a 80:69 road win over the Dragons.

Meanwhile UBSC Graz is trying to get a replacement for the injured Marko Moric. The club has Bosnian big man Miljan Markovic on try out.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Ventspils 7-0 
 2. Siauliai 5-2 
 3. Naglis Palangos 2-3 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 2-3 
 5. Rapla 1-4 
 6. TTU 1-6 
Group B
 1. TU/Rock 6-1 
 2. Lietkabelis 5-1 
 3. Juventus 3-3 
 4. Jelgava 2-4 
 5. Liepaja 2-5 
 6. Valga 1-5 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 8-0 
 2. Tarvas 4-3 
 3. Sakalai 3-3 
 4. Nevezis 3-4 
 5. Barons kvartals 2-5 
 6. Tln Kalev 1-6 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 5-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 3-1 
 3. Valmiera 3-3 
 4. Parnu 1-3 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: TU/Rock - Liepaja 87-55
Nov. 16: Valmiera - LSU-Baltai 83-56
Nov. 16: Lietkabelis - Juventus 74-67
Nov. 16: Tarvas - Barons kvartals 71-68
Nov. 17: Nevezis - Rudupis 68-72
Nov. 17: Siauliai - Ventspils 65-71
Nov. 16: Valga - Liepaja 60-57
Nov. 16: Tln Kalev - Sakalai 55-78

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 23: TU/Rock - Valga
Nov. 26: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Kalev/Cramo
Nov. 27: LSU-Baltai - Kalev/Cramo
Nov. 27: Jelgava - Juventus
Nov. 28: Sakalai - Nevezis
Nov. 29: Liepaja - Jelgava
Nov. 30: Parnu - Valmiera
Nov. 30: Naglis Palangos - Rapla
Nov. 30: Valga - Lietkabelis


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.4 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.17.9 
 4. Orelikas, Rudupis17.0 
 5. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.16.4 
 7. Leonard, Juventus15.5 
 8. Lengvinas, Naglis15.4 
 9. Samenas, Siauliai14.6 
 10. Kisielius, Juvent.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ike OKOYE
  Tln Kalev
  (206-F-)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.3 
 2. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 3. Cipruss, Lietkabel.8.5 
 4. Timma, Ventspils8.4 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 6. Gulbis, Barons k.7.3 
 7. Rozitis, Barons k.7.1 
 8. Bishop, Nevezis7.1 
 9. Varnelis, Juventus7.0 
 10. Tamm, Tarvas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.8 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 3. Viskontas, Juvent.4.7 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.6 
 5. Artamonov, Siauliai4.6 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas4.6 
 7. Silavs, Jelgava4.5 
 8. Dambrauskas, Sakal.4.4 
 9. Ginevicius, Lietka.4.3 
 10. Leonard, Juventus4.3 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.2 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 3. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.2 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock2.1 
 6. Cunda, Valga2.0 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava2.0 
 8. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 9. Labuckas, Rudupis1.9 
 10. Sims, Ventspils1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.2.0 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.5 
 4. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.5 
 5. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils1.1 
 7. Matyukevych, Bars.1.0 
 8. Zyle, Nevezis1.0 
 9. Toome, TU/Rock1.0 
 10. Dia, Siauliai1.0 


Round 9: BC Rakvere defeats Barons kvartals in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Baltic League took place in Rakvere. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Latvian Barons kvartals (2-5) to second ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (4-3) 71-68 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Barons kvartals outrebounded BC Rakvere 46-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. Point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Arturs Brunins (198-82) with 23 points and 6 rebounds. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 4-3 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Barons kvartals lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Liepaja. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Valga. Sixth ranked Estonian Valga (1-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-5) 60-57 on Friday evening. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Veljo Vares accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Artis Ate (191-89) came up with 8 points and 7 rebounds for Liepaja in the defeat. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga maintains sixth place with 1-5 record. It was Liepaja's third loss in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Barons kvartals. Valga will play against league's second-placed Lietkabelis in Panevezys in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will play at home against Jelgava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Kedainiai where leader Rudupis won against host Nevezis (3-4) 72-68. The best player for the winners was Gediminas Orelikas who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Rudupis' coach Virginijus Seskus used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Darius Silinskis who recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Undefeated Rudupis (8-0) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. Nevezis at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Rudupis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nevezis will play against Sakalai (#3) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Panevezys where second ranked Lietkabelis won against visiting Juventus (3-3) 74-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. It was a good game for Mindaugas Kupsas who led his team to a victory with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The victory was the third consecutive win for Lietkabelis. They maintain second place with 5-1 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Juventus at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. Lietkabelis' next round opponent will be Valga (#6) on the road. Juventus will play against Jelgava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Siauliai. Second-best Lithuanian host Siauliai (5-2) lost to leader Latvian Ventspils (7-0) 71-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. Arturs Berzins stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Ventspils. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Loser Siauliai keeps the second position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Liepaja was destroyed by TU/Rock on the opponent's court 87-55. Valmiera outscored LSU-Baltai in a home game 83-56. Sakalai rolled over Tln Kalev on the road 78-55.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 11 rebounds by Maris Ziedins of Valmiera.


TU/Rock - Liepaja 87-55

Very expected game in Tartu where 5th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-5) was crushed by first ranked Estonian TU/Rock (6-1) 87-55 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-55. Russian center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88) stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and guard Tanel Kurbas (197-88) chipped in 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Greg Plater (185-89, college: Long Beach St.) with 11 points and 6 assists and center Toms Leiteris (213-90) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. TU/Rock maintains first place with 6-1 record. Liepaja lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. TU/Rock will face Valga (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Liepaja will play against Jelgava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: G.Plater 11+2reb+6ast, T.Leiteris 10+5reb+2ast, R.Magone 9+2reb, K.Miglinieks 8+1reb, A.Ate 5+3reb+1ast, A.Bricis 4+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: T.Kurbas 18+2reb+2ast, K.Saage 13+4reb, I.Nelyubov 13+9reb+2ast, T.Eichfuss 12+6reb+1ast, E.Dimsa 7+2reb, J.Toome 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198152


Nevezis - Rudupis 68-72

One of the most interesting games of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Kedainiai where leader Rudupis won against host Nevezis (3-4) 72-68. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-68. Strangely Nevezis outrebounded Rudupis 43-31 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Estonian Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Rudupis' coach Virginijus Seskus used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Slovakian center Darius Silinskis (216-84, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Vytenis Jasikevicius (187-85) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Rudupis (8-0) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. Nevezis at the other side keep the fourth position with four games lost. Rudupis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Nevezis will play against Sakalai (#3) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: D.Silinskis 17+6reb+4ast, T.Bishop 14+9reb+1ast, G.Sirutavicius 13+6reb+3ast, V.Jasikevicius 11+11reb+2ast, T.Cerneckis 7+4reb+2ast, G.Zyle 2+1reb
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 20+6reb+1ast, S.Vene 12+6reb+1ast, A.Milaknis 10+1reb, A.Labuckas 9+1reb, G.Kadziulis 7+3reb+2ast, A.Valeika 6+3reb
gschID: 198154


Siauliai - Ventspils 65-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Siauliai. Second-best Lithuanian host Siauliai (5-2) lost to leader Latvian Ventspils (7-0) 71-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. Ventspils made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Ventspils outrebounded Siauliai 41-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. Arturs Berzins (204-88, agency: FCM) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and American guard Folarin Campbell (192-86, college: George Mason) chipped in 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was power forward Saulius Kuzminskas (210-82, college: California) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St.) scored 14 points. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Ventspils. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Loser Siauliai keeps the second position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: L.Samenas 17+1ast, V.Sulskis 14+3reb+1ast, S.Kuzminskas 13+10reb+1ast, A.Kieza 6+6reb+3ast, P.Dia 6+3reb+1ast, L.Jackson 4+2reb+2ast
Ventspils: A.Berzins 13+10reb+1ast, D.Sims 13+2reb, S.Valters 10+2reb+1ast, F.Campbell 9+8reb+5ast, J.Timma 8+7reb+2ast, M.Laksa 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 198153


Valmiera - LSU-Baltai 83-56

Rather predictable result when third ranked Latvian Valmiera (3-3) smashed at home bottom-ranked Lithuanian LSU-Baltai (0-5) 83-56 on Friday. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to LSU-Baltai's 30. They outrebounded LSU-Baltai 42-28 including 21 on the offensive glass. Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Sarunas Beniusis (206-93) with 9 points and 6 rebounds and Zygimantas Skucas (200-92) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Valmiera maintains third place with 3-3 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Sakalai and Juventus. LSU-Baltai lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Valmiera will face KK Parnu (#4) on the road in the next round. LSU-Baltai will play against the league's second-placed Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
LSU-Baltai: A.Vasiliauskas 11+4reb, Z.Skucas 10+5reb, S.Beniusis 9+6reb+1ast, P.Malasauskas 8+1reb+2ast, E.Alunderis 5+6reb, V.Sragauskis 5+1reb
Valmiera: J.Berzins 22+5reb, A.Butjankovs 14+7reb+1ast, M.Ziedins 14+11reb+2ast, R.Gabrans 10+1reb+2ast, J.Porzingis 8+5reb, J.Engers 4
gschID: 198148


Tln Kalev - Sakalai 55-78

Not a big story in a game in Tallinn where 6th ranked Estonian Tln Kalev (1-6) was rolled over by fourth ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (3-3) 78-55 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Jokubas Gintvainis (191-94) stepped up and scored 15 points and 4 assists for the winners and guard Paulius Dambrauskas (191-91) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Four Sakalai players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) scored 7 points. Sakalai moved-up to third place, which they share with Valmiera and Juventus. Loser Tln Kalev keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Sakalai will face Nevezis (#4) in Kedainiai in the next round.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 18+14reb, M.Campbell 7+1reb+2ast, M.Kurg 7+2reb, E.Luts 7+1reb+2ast, J.Vahter 6+3reb+1ast, M.Paiste 4+2reb+1ast
Sakalai: J.Gintvainis 15+3reb+4ast, A.Kiausas 13+7reb, J.Sinica 13+2reb+3ast, P.Dambrauskas 12+4reb+6ast, R.Matulis 8+6reb, E.Seskus 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198151


Tarvas - Barons kvartals 71-68

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Baltic League took place in Rakvere. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Latvian Barons kvartals (2-5) to second ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (4-3) 71-68 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Barons kvartals outrebounded BC Rakvere 46-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. Point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Arturs Brunins (198-82) with 23 points and 6 rebounds and center Jekabs Rozitis (205-86) scored 8 points and 15 rebounds. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 4-3 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Barons kvartals lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Liepaja. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: A.Brunins 23+6reb+1ast, S.Metra 12+2reb+4ast, M.Gulbis 11+9reb, J.Rozitis 8+15reb, D.Zonne 5+4reb, R.Paze 4+3reb
Tarvas: R.Tamm 20+5reb+3ast, J.Umbrasko 14+7reb, R.Lindmets 13+6reb+1ast, K.Saks 10+3reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 6+2reb+3ast, M.Laksa 6+3reb
gschID: 198150


Valga - Liepaja 60-57

Important game to mention about took place in Valga. Sixth ranked Estonian Valga (1-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Latvian Liepaja (2-5) 60-57 on Friday evening. Liepaja was ahead by 12 points after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Valga, which allowed them to win the game. Liepaja was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Artis Ate (191-89) came up with 8 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuanian point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (187-87) added 7 points respectively for Liepaja in the defeat. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga maintains sixth place with 1-5 record. It was Liepaja's third loss in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Barons kvartals. Valga will play against league's second-placed Lietkabelis in Panevezys in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will play at home against Jelgava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: T.Leiteris 10+2reb+1ast, I.Jakovics 9+2reb+1ast, A.Ate 8+7reb+1ast, E.Ezerskis 7+4reb+3ast, A.Bricis 7+3reb, R.Magone 4+3reb
Valga: R.Grafs 20+5reb+2ast, V.Vares 12+7reb+5ast, R.Petersonig 9+2reb+1ast, E.Cunda 7+6reb+2ast, T.Oja 6+4reb+2ast, M.Grim 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 198149


Lietkabelis - Juventus 74-67

One of the most interesting games of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Panevezys where second ranked Lietkabelis won against visiting Juventus (3-3) 74-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juventus. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-18. But Juventus won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietkabelis forced 19 Juventus turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) who led his team to a victory with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Latvian point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93) contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Paulius Morkeliunas (200-85, college: LIU Brooklyn) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-85, college: William & Mary) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Juventus. The victory was the third consecutive win for Lietkabelis. They maintain second place with 5-1 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Juventus at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. Lietkabelis' next round opponent will be Valga (#6) on the road. Juventus will play against Jelgava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Juventus: P.Morkeliunas 14+6reb+1ast, L.Kisielius 12+7reb, G.Matulis 10+5reb+1ast, D.Leonard 8+3reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 8+2reb+2ast, A.Viskontas 6+3reb+4ast
Lietkabelis: M.Kupsas 18+3reb, K.Babkauskas 12+2reb, V.Ginevicius 11+4ast, K.Vecvagars 9+5reb+5ast, M.Andriukaitis 8+5reb+3ast, K.Cipruss 8+6reb
gschID: 198147



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Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 16: Aalstar - Oostende 95-89
Nov. 17: M.Hainaut - Verviers-Pep. 91-63
Nov. 16: Liege - Antwerp 86-73
Nov. 18: Leuven - Spirou


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18
 1. Walsh, Spirou18.0 
 2. Lojeski, Oostende17.7 
 3. Aleksandrov, Vervi.17.6 
 4. Thompson, Aalstar17.6 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.7 
 6. Mukubu, Liege16.1 
 7. Wilkinson, Oostende15.5 
 8. Green, Verviers.15.3 
 9. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
 10. Allen, Spirou14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.7 
 2. Gillet, Liege7.5 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende6.8 
 4. Aleksandrov, Vervi.6.6 
 5. Thondique, Antwerp6.6 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.5 
 7. Young, Aalstar6.4 
 8. Walsh, Spirou6.3 
 9. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
 10. Mukubu, Liege5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Anderson, Verviers.6.0 
 2. Bosco, Liege4.9 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.5 
 4. Raivio, Aalstar4.3 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.7 
 6. Marnegrave, Leuven3.7 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.6 
 8. Thompson, Aalstar3.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.8 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ralph BIGGS
  Antwerp
  (199-F-76)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Biggs, Antwerp2.1 
 2. Green, Verviers.2.0 
 3. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 4. Iarochevitch, Liege1.9 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 6. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 7. Anderson, Aalstar1.7 
 8. Anderson, Verviers.1.7 
 9. Mukubu, Liege1.6 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende1.5 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.4 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.3 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp0.9 
 7. Aska, Leuven0.7 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende0.7 
 9. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 10. Mukubu, Liege0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 17: Waregem - Houthalen 86-100
Nov. 16: M.Hainaut II - Essor Charleroi 85-65
Nov. 16: Sint-Jan Ant. - Point Chaud 85-48
Nov. 16: CEP Fleurus - Tongeren 68-77
Nov. 17: Gent Dragons - Kangor.-Boom 47-67
Nov. 18: Giants II - St-Niklase
Nov. 18: Oudenaarde - Gembo BBC



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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. Servitium 2-2 
 7. Zrinjski HT 2-3 
 8. Bosna 2-3 
 9. Leotar 1-3 
 10. Kakanj 1-3 
 11. Posusje 1-3 
 12. Vogosca 1-3 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 24: Bosna - Varda HE
Nov. 24: Mladost - Kakanj
Nov. 24: Servitium - Posusje
Nov. 24: Capljina - Vogosca
Nov. 24: Radnik B. - Leotar
Nov. 24: Zrinjski HT - Borac Nektar


Adriatic League: Radnicki topple Siroki for fifth win - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki - Siroki WWin 73:59

Radnicki clinched the fifth win in Adriatic League season. The Serbian team overcame visiting Siroki WWin to improve at 5-4 record. Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) posted 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the hosts.
Radnicki held the Bosnian team to 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 3-point lead. Radnicki cleared off in the second quarter. The Serbian side accounted for a 38:27 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Radnicki kept their advantage intact as they entered the final frame up by 11 points. Siroki WWin scored just 13 points in the fourth stanza and had to surrender at the end. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington) netted 13 points, while Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) provided 9 points for the winners. Marko Sutalo (193-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 23 points for Siroki WWin. Darko Planinic (211-C-90) finished with 12 points in the loss.

Radnicki: Terrico White 17, Matthew Bryan-Amaning 13, Aleksandar Capin 9
Siroki WWin: Marko Sutalo 23, Darko Planinic 12



Adriatic League: Igokea beat MZT Skopje to climb atop standings - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - MZT Skopje 79:60

Igokea cleared off on top of Adriatic League ladder. They knocked down MZT Skopje at home court today to take 7-2 record. Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) knocked down 20 points to pace the Bosnian team.
Igokea confirmed the status of the favourites right from the start. The hosts posted a 23:14 lead after ten minutes. Igokea maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Bosnian team gained a 41:28 halftime advantage. Igokea limited MZT Skopje to just 9 points in the third term. The home side accounted for a 57:37 lead at the final intermission. Igokea stayed dominant in the final period and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points for the winners. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) and Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) answered with 14 points each for MZT Skopje as they suffered the fifth loss at the tournament.

Igokea: Milan Dozet 20, Marko Brkic 18, Branko Jorovic 14
MZT Skopje: Damjan Stojanovski 14, Gjorji Cekovski 14



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Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: Rilski Sportist - Levski Sofia 90-85
Nov. 17: Lukoil Academik - Tundja Yambol 89-64
Nov. 17: Balkan - Chernomorets 82-84
Nov. 17: Spartak Pleven - Cherno More 81-98
Nov. 17: Beroe - U20 102-55

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 24: Tundja Yambol - Spartak Pleven
Nov. 24: Cherno More - Rilski Sportist
Nov. 24: U20 - Levski Sofia
Nov. 24: Chernomorets - Lukoil Academik
Nov. 24: Beroe - Balkan


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe22.2 
 2. Abukar, Lukoil A.19.5 
 3. Lilov, Balkan19.2 
 4. Marinovic, Levski19.0 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.6 
 6. Tyler, Chernomo.17.0 
 7. Smith, Rilski S.16.8 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.0 
 9. Petrovic, Balkan15.8 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.14.8 
 2. Agre, Spartak10.8 
 3. Ormon, Tundja Y.9.5 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.7 
 5. Simeonov, U208.2 
 6. Galiotos, Cherno M.7.4 
 7. Varbanov, Levski S.6.4 
 8. Hart, Beroe6.2 
 9. Georgiev, Levski S.6.2 
 10. Holmes, Beroe6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Walker, Beroe6.8 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.6 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.8 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 5. Radionov, Tundja Y.5.0 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.5.0 
 7. Rakovic, Chernomo.5.0 
 8. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.0 
 9. Smith, Rilski S.3.8 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.8 
 2. Velikov, Cherno M.3.6 
 3. Holmes, Beroe3.0 
 4. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.6 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.6 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja2.6 
 8. Ormon, Tundja Y.2.5 
 9. Green, Lukoil A.2.4 
 10. Raykov, Chernomo.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.4 
 2. Hart, Beroe2.2 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.8 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.4 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.1.2 
 6. Simeonov, U201.0 
 7. Santos, Balkan1.0 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 9. Varbanov, Levski S.1.0 
 10. Abukar, Lukoil A.0.8 


NBL Round 5: Chernomorets defeat Balkan in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 5 in the NBL took place in Botevgrad. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Balkan (2-4) to sixth ranked Chernomorets (3-2) 84-82 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chernomorets made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American center James Tyler (218-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) responded with 18 points and 6 assists. Balkan's coach Petar Klechkov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chernomorets moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Balkan at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Chernomorets is looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play on the road against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Levski Sofia (3-2) against fifth ranked Rilski Sportist (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Levski Sofia was defeated by Rilski Sportist in a tough game in Samokov 85-90. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side and Stanislav Slaveykov accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for Levski Sofia in the defeat. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Rilski Sportist have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Levski Sofia. Rilski Sportist will play against league's second-placed Euroins Cherno More in Varna in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena U20.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sofia. Leader host Lukoil Academik (5-0) smashed 3rd placed Tundja Yambol (3-2) 89-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. The best player for the winners was Brandon Heath who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Brian Ormon produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 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. Undefeated Lukoil Academik have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Loser Tundja Yambol dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Lukoil Academik will meet Chernomorets (#4) in the next round. Tundja Yambol will play against Spartak Pleven and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to eighth ranked Beroe (2-2) 102-55. Will Walker orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beroe moved-up to seventh place. U20 lost their fifth game in a row. U20 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with five games lost. Beroe's next round opponent will be Balkan (#8) in Botevgrad. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Levski Sofia.

In the last game of round 5 Cherno More won against Spartak Pleven on the opponent's court 98-81.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals by Asen Velikov of Cherno More.


Rilski Sportist - Levski Sofia 90-85

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Levski Sofia (3-2) against fifth ranked Rilski Sportist (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Levski Sofia was defeated by Rilski Sportist in a tough game in Samokov 85-90. The hosts were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 8-point deficit before their 28-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Rilski Sportist made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Levski Sofia was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side and the former international forward Stanislav Slaveykov (198-86) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and international power forward Stefan Georgiev (206-78) added 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) respectively for Levski Sofia in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Rilski Sportist have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Levski Sofia. Rilski Sportist will play against league's second-placed Euroins Cherno More in Varna in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena U20.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 21+5reb+11ast, T.Smith 19+2reb+2ast, S.Slaveykov 19+6reb, H.Zahariev 11+5reb+3ast, T.Gugino 8+4reb+2ast, B.Dupree 8+5reb
Levski Sofia: S.Georgiev 19+7reb+1ast, M.Marinovic 17+7reb+10ast, C.Kostov 13+3reb+3ast, P.Ivanov 12+4reb+2ast, N.Varbanov 10+5reb, D.Anguelov 7+6reb+3ast
gschID: 192839


Spartak Pleven - Cherno More 81-98

Very expected game when 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-4) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Euroins Cherno More (3-2) 98-81. It looked good early as Spartak Pleven took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Euroins Cherno More took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 17 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 36. Euroins Cherno More forced 22 Spartak Pleven turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Euroins Cherno More especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. The former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Euroins Cherno More's coach Spas Natov allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Denis Agre (203-88, college: Pepperdine) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) added 22 points in the effort for Spartak Pleven. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Spartak Pleven lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with four games lost. Euroins Cherno More's next round opponent will be Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Tundja Yambol (#6).
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Velikov 23+5reb+10ast, G.Galiotos 18+11reb+1ast, M.Borisov 13+1reb, N.Stoyanov 11+2reb, V.Kyosev 11+1reb+1ast, L.Hall 11+7reb+5ast
Spartak Pleven: I.Stankov 22+1reb+3ast, D.Agre 14+17reb+2ast, R.Sofroniev 11+3reb+1ast, S.Tsenov 10+5reb+2ast, A.Dyakovski 10+3ast, V.Georgiev 7+1ast
gschID: 192838


Lukoil Academik - Tundja Yambol 89-64

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sofia. Leader host Lukoil Academik (5-0) smashed 3rd placed Tundja Yambol (3-2) 89-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Tundja Yambol managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik forced 22 Tundja Yambol turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) chipped in 21 points. American forward Brian Ormon (201-84, college: Mountain St.) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and international Martin Durchev (204-87) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who 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. Lukoil Academik have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-0 record. Loser Tundja Yambol dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Lukoil Academik will meet Chernomorets (#4) in the next round. Tundja Yambol will play against Spartak Pleven and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: D.Green 21+1ast, B.Heath 17+6reb+5ast, B.Avramov 15+4ast, T.Banev 10+7reb, V.Veselinov 9+4reb+1ast, P.Marinov 8
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 20+5reb+1ast, B.Ormon 16+13reb+3ast, L.Sjekloca 12+6reb+2ast, S.Govedarov 10+3reb+3ast, S.Petkov 2+5reb+1ast, J.Radionov 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 192837


Beroe - U20 102-55

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to eighth ranked Beroe (2-2) 102-55. The game without a history. Beroe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding U20 to just 7 points in third quarter. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 30 and made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game, while U20 only scored seven points from the stripe. Beroe forced 23 U20 turnovers and outrebounded them 41-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 30 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). His fellow American import guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 steals for the winners. Five Beroe players scored in double figures. Forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) answered with 8 points and point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) added 9 points in the effort for U20. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beroe moved-up to seventh place. U20 lost their fifth game in a row. U20 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with five games lost. Beroe's next round opponent will be Balkan (#8) in Botevgrad. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Levski Sofia.
Top scorers:
Beroe: R.Holmes 20+4reb+1ast, W.Walker 17+2reb+12ast, A.Radev 16+2reb, M.Dimitrov 13+6reb+1ast, M.Carter 12+6reb, V.Aleksandrov 9+2reb+5ast
U20: D.Karamfilov 9+1reb+3ast, V.Galabov 8+4reb+1ast, T.Tenchev 8+3reb+1ast, A.Simeonov 8+4reb+2ast, K.Atanasov 7+2reb+1ast, G.Dangalakov 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192836


Balkan - Chernomorets 82-84

The most exciting game of round 5 in the NBL took place in Botevgrad. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Balkan (2-4) to sixth ranked Chernomorets (3-2) 84-82 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chernomorets made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American center James Tyler (218-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Tyler is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Chernomorets players scored in double figures. International Ivan Lilov (196-88) responded with 18 points and 6 assists and Serbian forward Uros Petrovic (205-90, agency: Beo Basket) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Balkan's coach Petar Klechkov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chernomorets moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Balkan at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Chernomorets is looking forward to face league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Balkan will play on the road against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 22+20reb, B.Boev 22+4reb+2ast, K.Raykov 18+3reb+6ast, P.Rakovic 11+1reb+3ast, K.Koev 10+9reb+9ast, I.Slavchev 1+1reb
Balkan: I.Lilov 18+4reb+6ast, U.Petrovic 13+6reb+1ast, A.Santos 10+9reb, T.Todorov 9+4reb+1ast, S.Marinov 9+3reb+1ast, J.Bozov 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 192835



Keravnos add Owens to their roster, ex Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) added to their roster 32-year old Bulgarian ex-international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Owens played last season at Lukoil Academik in Bulgarian NBL league. In 8 Eurocup games last year he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 33 games in NBL where he averaged 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. The most of 2010/11 season Owens spent at CB Granada in Spanish ACB. In 13 games he averaged 4.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. The other team he played shortly was Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB. In four games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Owens was drafted by Anaheim Arsenal (D-League) in second round (24th overall).
He attended University of Houston until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Owens was voted Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Imports Team back in 2009. He was a member of Bulgarian Senior National Team in 2009.
Owens is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers) and D-League (Springfield Armor).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CANADA   


GIVE THE GIFT OF THE GAME - by John Gary

courtesy basketball.ca With the GIVE THE GIFT OF THE GAME fundraising campaign you can help Canada strive for excellence in international basketball. With a successful 2012 season,basketball in Canada keeps trending upwards,some notable successes this summer were the senior womens team qualifing for the 2012 London Olympics and earning a 8th place finish,the U17 womens team won a bronze medal at the FIBA U17 World Championchips and both U18 mens and womens teams qualifing for next years FIBA U19 world tournament. To top it off there was the exciting announcement of new leadership for the senior mens national program with Steve Nash as general manager and Jay Triano as coach.


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Liga Nacional road to the second stage - by Cristian Quiroga

Liga Nacional is preparing to play second stage with 8 teams which are completely defined despite missing games that will be played this weekend, which will be only useful to define the final positions in the South Group.
Teams qualified are:
North: Boston College, Leones de Quilpue, Sagrados Corazones and Club Providencia
South: Espanol de Talca, Deportes Castro, ABA Ancud and Osorno Basquetbol.
Games this weekend are:
Puente Alto - Stadio Italiano (friday night)
Deportivo Valdivia - Espanol de Talca (saturday)
Deportes Castro - Las Animas (saturday)
ABA Ancud - Osorno Basquetbol (saturday)
Deportes Castro - Osorno Basquetbol (sunday)
ABA Ancud - Las Animas (sunday)



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T-Mac 1st Game - by Robert Wang

T- Mac played his first game out of NBA last night. T- Mac signed with QingDao Double stars team in CBA this season and showed his first game overseas. He received 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals against a US tour team. T-Mac had an excellent stats and tell everybody that he still can play and still want to go back NBA. Wing Dao team kept T- Mac for about 3 weeks in the gym practise and let him play his first game against a US tour team. T-Mac did not play his best game last night but his stats showed he still want to play better and his dream is still back to NBA.
Another news said CBA season will start on Nov. 24th and the finals will be end by April 5th if all the games played. The new season will last about 4.5 months.



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A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 17: Osjecki Sokol - Jolly 97-100
Nov. 17: Djuro Djakovic - Dubrovnik 90-77
Nov. 17: Zabok - KK Zagreb 88-62
Nov. 17: Krizevci - Kvarner 2010 74-85
Nov. 17: Alkar Sinj - Darda 70-64

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 24: Dubrovnik - Jolly
Nov. 24: KK Zagreb - Osjecki Sokol
Nov. 24: Kvarner 2010 - Zabok
Nov. 24: Darda - Krizevci
Nov. 24: Djuro Djakovic - Alkar Sinj


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Robert LEZ
  Zabok
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 21
 1. Lez, Zabok21.0 
 2. James, KK Zagreb20.4 
 3. Ross, Jolly19.6 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci18.1 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.17.9 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Sundov, Osjecki16.5 
 8. Peraica, Darda15.7 
 9. Radic, Kvarner 201015.1 
 10. Butorac, Jolly14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruno SUNDOV
  Osjecki .
  (221-C-80)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Sundov, Osjecki8.3 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.6 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.1 
 4. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.4 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 8. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.7 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.7 
 10. Peraica, Darda5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Krivec, Kvarner6.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.4 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Panduric, Darda3.9 
 5. Glavinic, Darda3.6 
 6. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.4 
 7. Toroman, Djuro D.3.4 
 8. Rembert, Krizevci3.3 
 9. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 10. Blajic, Djuro D.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.6 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.4 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 4. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.9 
 5. Skific, Kvarner1.9 
 6. Zivkovic, Djuro D.1.8 
 7. Peric, Dubrovnik1.7 
 8. Panduric, Darda1.6 
 9. Krivec, Kvarner1.6 
 10. Radic, Kvarner 20.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.6 
 2. Najev, Dubrovnik1.3 
 3. Cakarun, Jolly1.3 
 4. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 5. Sundov, Osjecki0.8 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 7. Bundovic, Zabok0.7 
 8. Diminic, Zabok0.6 
 9. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.6 
 10. James, KK Zagreb0.4 


Adriatic League: Split prevail against Cibona - by Eurobasket News

Split - Cibona 72:62

Split posted the fourth win in Adriatic League season. They held off visiting Cibona in Round 9 tonight. Both teams are now tied at 4-5 record. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) stepped up with 17 points to lead the hosts.
Split led by three points after ten minutes of action 20:17. But Cibona turned things around in the second frame. The visitors surged ahead for a 39:35 halftime advantage. Split however regained composure in the third quarter. The hosts ignited a 21:11 run to ensure a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Split held their opponents at 12 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory at the end. Toni Dijan (205-F-83) netted 13 points, while Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) and Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) accounted for 10 points each in the victory. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 17 points for Cibona. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Split: Josip Sobin 17, Toni Dijan 13, Vedran Vukusic 10, Nikola Vujcic 10
Cibona: Andrija Zizic 17, D.J. Strawberry 10



Adriatic League: Buducnost prevail against Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Zadar 76:60

Buducnost registered the fifth win in Adriatic League season. They shot down Zadar in Podgorica tonight. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) accounted for 15 points to lead well-balanced effort from the hosts. Zadar suffered the sixth loss in the season.
Buducnost strongly entered the game. They erupted for 26 points in the first ten minutes to take an 8-point lead. Buducnost maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Montenegrin side accumulated a 41:28 halftime advantage. Buducnost kept in front throughout the third term. The hosts gained a 61:45 lead with ten minutes remaining. Buducnost and Zadar traded baskets in the final frame as the hosts cruised to the victory. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points, while Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Mihailovic (193-G-90) produced 9 points apiece in the victory. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Zadar. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) netted 9 points in the losing effort.

Buducnost: Gerald Lee 15, Cedomir Vitkovac 14, Nikola Ivanovic 9, Vladimir Mihailovic 9
Zadar: Jozo Brkic 14, Romeo Travis 9



A1 Round 7: KK Zabok hands first defeat to KK Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Undefeated KK Zagreb (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked KK Zabok on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by KK Zabok 88-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. KK Zagreb managed to win second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok forced 19 KK Zagreb turnovers. KK Zabok shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Guard Robert Lez (192-G-79) fired 27 points for the winners. Guard Mario Pesut (184-90) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Zabok (3-4) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. KK Zagreb at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. KK Zabok is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Zagreb will play at home against Osjecki Sokol in Osijek and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Vrijednosnice OS (3-4) against eighth ranked Alkar Sinj (3-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Vrijednosnice OS was defeated by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj 64-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vrijednosnice OS. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds. Slavko Modric contributed with 14 points for the winners. Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for Vrijednosnice OS. Alkar Sinj moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Vrijednosnice OS. Alkar Sinj will play against higher ranked Djuro Djakovic (#3) in Slavonski Brod in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vrijednosnice OS will play at home against Krizevci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Krizevci was also quite interesting. Second ranked Kvarner 2010 (6-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Krizevci (3-4). Kvarner 2010 defeated Krizevci 85-74 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Bojan Krivec who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. At the losing side Patrick Rembert responded with 20 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kvarner 2010 have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They used an opportunity after KK Zagreb lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Krizevci keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Kvarner 2010 will meet at home KK Zabok (#5) in the next round. Krizevci will play against Vrijednosnice OS in Darda and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Osijek. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-5) to fourth ranked Jolly (4-3) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Mate Mrva who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol keeps the ninth position with five games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Osjecki Sokol will play against the league's leader KK Zagreb.

In the last game of round 7 bottom-ranked Dubrovnik was defeated by Djuro Djakovic in Slavonski Brod 90-77.


Zabok - KK Zagreb 88-62

Undefeated KK Zagreb (6-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked KK Zabok on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by KK Zabok 88-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of KK Zagreb. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. KK Zagreb managed to win second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok forced 19 KK Zagreb turnovers. KK Zabok shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) fired 27 points for the winners. Guard Mario Pesut (184-90) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Four KK Zabok players scored in double figures. Center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Ante Krapic (205-85) added 14 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Zabok (3-4) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. KK Zagreb at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. KK Zabok is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Zagreb will play at home against Osjecki Sokol in Osijek and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Zabok: R.Lez 27+1reb+1ast, F.Bundovic 14+6reb, M.Pesut 12+3reb+6ast, M.Diminic 10+5reb+2ast, A.Vlaic 9+4reb+1ast, P.Maric 6+4reb+7ast
KK Zagreb: A.Krapic 14+1reb, M.Poscic 14+10reb+2ast, I.Novacic 10+5reb, M.James 9+2ast, D.Mavra 6+1ast, K.Zganec 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196142


Osjecki Sokol - Jolly 97-100

A very interesting game took place in Osijek. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-5) to fourth ranked Jolly (4-3) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 6-point deficit before their 34-25 run, which allowed them to win the game. Jolly outrebounded Osjecki Sokol 35-23 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for forward Mate Mrva (195-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). Guard Dino Butorac (192-90) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Center Bruno Sundov (221-80, agency: Alti Sport) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and guard Aljosa Sarac (190-89) added 20 points and 4 steals (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for Osjecki Sokol in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Jolly moved-up to third place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol keeps the ninth position with five games lost. Jolly's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Osjecki Sokol will play against the league's leader KK Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Jolly: M.Mrva 33+11reb+1ast, D.Butorac 16+7reb+3ast, T.Gabric 14+3reb, L.Petkovic 13+2reb, R.Ross 12+3reb+3ast, M.Cakarun 8+5reb+3ast
Osjecki Sokol: B.Sundov 20+11reb+1ast, A.Sarac 20+1reb+3ast, V.Budimir 16+3reb+2ast, I.Tomeljak 16+6ast, T.Brnas 8+6reb, T.Rados 6+1ast
gschID: 196143


Krizevci - Kvarner 2010 74-85

The game in Krizevci was also quite interesting. Second ranked Kvarner 2010 (6-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Krizevci (3-4). Kvarner 2010 defeated Krizevci 85-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kvarner 2010. Krizevci managed to win fourth quarter 34-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kvarner 2010 dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Krizevci's 22. It was a great evening for Slovenian guard Bojan Krivec (188-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) helped adding 20 points and 6 rebounds. Five Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with 20 points and guard Ivan Svoboda (190-87) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kvarner 2010 have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They used an opportunity after KK Zagreb lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Krizevci keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Kvarner 2010 will meet at home KK Zabok (#5) in the next round. Krizevci will play against Vrijednosnice OS in Darda and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: J.Skific 20+6reb+2ast, B.Krivec 16+5reb+8ast, M.Veljacic 13+1reb+1ast, I.Radic 11+3reb+1ast, D.Cinac 11+3reb, H.Sirko 7+3reb
Krizevci: P.Rembert 20+4reb+2ast, I.Svoboda 17+4reb, A.Hrkac 13+2reb, G.Fodor 5+4reb, I.Cvjetkovic 5+2reb, M.Zrnic 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 196141


Alkar Sinj - Darda 70-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Vrijednosnice OS (3-4) against eighth ranked Alkar Sinj (3-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Vrijednosnice OS was defeated by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj 64-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vrijednosnice OS. It looked good early as Vrijednosnice OS took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Alkar Sinj had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Vrijednosnice OS was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-70. Alkar Sinj made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Vrijednosnice OS was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and power forward Dejan Meznaric (205-87) added 16 points in the effort for Vrijednosnice OS. Alkar Sinj moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Vrijednosnice OS. Alkar Sinj will play against higher ranked Djuro Djakovic (#3) in Slavonski Brod in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vrijednosnice OS will play at home against Krizevci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: Z.Zupic 15+6reb+3ast, A.Bilic 15+1ast, S.Modric 14+1reb+2ast, R.Jugo 10+3ast, N.Ivisic 7+9reb, J.Matic 6+7reb+1ast
Darda: D.Meznaric 16+1reb+1ast, M.Peraica 16+7reb+1ast, S.Tesija 9+5reb, M.Hrncic 9+2reb, J.Glavinic 6+6reb+2ast, A.Bicvic 4+2reb
gschID: 196140


Djuro Djakovic - Dubrovnik 90-77

There was no surprise in Slavonski Brod where 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-6) was defeated by sixth ranked Djuro Djakovic (4-3) 90-77. The game was mostly controlled by Djuro Djakovic. KK Dubrovnik was better in third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Djuro Djakovic forced 21 KK Dubrovnik turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Djuro Djakovic brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for swingman Marko Batina (198-86) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 4 assists. Power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) accounted for 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side. Swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Mislav Peric (191-88) added 28 points (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) respectively for KK Dubrovnik in the defeat. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to third place, which they share with Jolly. KK Dubrovnik lost their third game in a row. KK Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Djuro Djakovic's next round opponent will be Alkar Sinj (#6) at home. KK Dubrovnik will play against Jolly (#4) in Sibenik.
Top scorers:
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 20+4reb+4ast, D.Toroman 16+3reb+4ast, M.Sarlija 13+8reb+3ast, M.Karlovic 10+2ast, P.Matusko 8+1reb+1ast, J.Blajic 8+4reb+3ast
Dubrovnik: M.Peric 28+4reb+1ast, D.Jakolis 19+19reb+5ast, F.Najev 14+6reb+2ast, M.Radic 5+1ast, M.Proleta 5+6reb+3ast, L.Pesut 3+2reb
gschID: 196139



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 16: Omonia - Apoel 74-102
Nov. 17: AEK - Etha
Nov. 17: Apollon - AEL
Nov. 18: Keravnos - ENAD


Keravnos add Owens to their roster, ex Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) added to their roster 32-year old Bulgarian ex-international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Owens played last season at Lukoil Academik in Bulgarian NBL league. In 8 Eurocup games last year he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 33 games in NBL where he averaged 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. The most of 2010/11 season Owens spent at CB Granada in Spanish ACB. In 13 games he averaged 4.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. The other team he played shortly was Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB. In four games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Owens was drafted by Anaheim Arsenal (D-League) in second round (24th overall).
He attended University of Houston until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Owens was voted Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Imports Team back in 2009. He was a member of Bulgarian Senior National Team in 2009.
Owens is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers) and D-League (Springfield Armor).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 17: BK Decin - Levice 77-80
Nov. 13: Chomutov - BK Pardubice 76-80
Nov. 17: USK Praha - BK Prostejov 75-86
Nov. 17: Svitavy - BC Kolin 70-76
Nov. 17: J.Hradec - BK Pardubice 61-79
Nov. 16: CEZ Nymburk - Chomutov 116-52
Nov. 18: Usti n/Labem - B&W Opava


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Meno, USK Praha19.7 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.5 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec18.3 
 4. Reese, Usti n.18.2 
 5. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.8 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 7. Bolds, BC Kolin16.5 
 8. Bosak, Chomutov16.1 
 9. Ames, NH Ostrava15.0 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Meno, USK Praha10.2 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.1 
 3. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.2 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava8.1 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.1 
 6. Toth, B&W Opava7.2 
 7. Reese, Usti n.7.1 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.7.0 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy7.0 
 10. Bolds, BC Kolin6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rahsaan AMES
  NH Ostrava
  (184-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Ames, NH Ostrava5.5 
 2. Pope, BK Decin4.8 
 3. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.5 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.5 
 5. Sanders, BK Decin4.1 
 6. Ciz, NH Ostrava4.0 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Nolen, Usti n.3.6 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha3.5 
 10. Venta, BK Proste.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GONZALEZ
  BC Kolin
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 2. Glover, Chomutov2.6 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.5 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.2.4 
 5. Ames, NH Ostrava2.3 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.2.1 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy2.0 
 9. Taylor, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Rancik, CEZ N.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.7 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.5 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 5. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.2 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.1 
 7. Meno, USK Praha1.1 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.1.0 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.0 
 10. Kramny, J.Hradec0.9 


Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 13: U19 - Proton Zlin 83-82
Nov. 16: Nymburk B - Kara Trutnov 83-65
Nov. 16: Liberec - Sparta Praha 82-58
Nov. 16: Ostrava - JBC Brno 68-66
Nov. 12: U19 - JBC Brno 63-74
Nov. 18: Sokol H.K. - Loko Plzen
Nov. 18: Litomerice - Sokol P.
Nov. 18: Proton Zlin - Sokol V.



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Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 17: Horsholm - Vaerlose 84-79
Nov. 15: Horsens IC - Horsholm 81-74 OT
Nov. 18: Horsens IC - Svendborg
Nov. 18: SISU - Aalborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Colas, Randers26.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.9 
 3. Ocana, Randers22.4 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.8 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.5 
 6. Tomko, Bakken20.5 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.6 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg19.3 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC19.2 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Colas, Randers14.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.5 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC9.2 
 5. Walker, Naestved8.8 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.6 
 7. Thomann, Horse.8.0 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.9 
 9. Willen, Aalborg7.9 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.4 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Jonsson, Aarhus BC5.4 
 5. Nielsen, SISU5.0 
 6. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.6 
 9. Delaney, Aalborg4.3 
 10. Tomko, Bakken4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.5 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Delk, Vaerlose2.3 
 4. Rungby, Horsens IC2.1 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 7. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 8. Ortega, Randers1.9 
 9. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.4 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 6. Thomann, Horse.1.1 
 7. Smith, SISU0.9 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.9 
 9. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.8 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: Falcon - Glostrup 91-51
Nov. 17: Amager BK - Virum 87-84
Nov. 17: Stevnsgade - Aarhus BF 82-60
Nov. 17: Koge BK - ALBA 64-76
Nov. 18: Haderslev - BMS Skovlunde
Nov. 18: Jonstrup - Lemvig



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San Marcos takes Game 1 - by Jaime Arevalo

San Marcos came out winner from an hard fight in Game 1 of First Division-Clausura Finals, with a 85-83 score over UTEC. The game was tied at 72-272 at the end of regulation, and it was necessary an overtime.
San Marcos had started very well, ending first quarted ahead, 21-14 and keeping the lead until the halftime. The two teams went to the locker room with San Marcos ahead 40-30. But UTEC started a furious come back in the second half, managing to end third quarter only two points behind, 55-57, and tieing the score on 72 at the end of fourth quarter.
Ending the game at 34 points, David Johnson (193-F-85, college: SE Missouri St.) was almost unstoppable all game long, and was for sure the top performer in losing effort. The other best scorer in UITEC was Jorge Loucel (186-F-90), with 19 pts. Veteran Salvador Bandek (181-G-78) led San Marcos with 25 points, Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) added 22 and Carlos Arias (200-F/C-89) scored the last two, decisive points to claim the win for San Marcos



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 17: Salon Vilpas - FoKoPo 99-74
Nov. 16: Nilan Bisons - Korihait 90-55
Nov. 15: FoKoPo - Pyrinto 85-78
Nov. 17: Kauhajoki - KTP 77-80
Nov. 18: Kataja - Namika Lahti


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.5 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.22.6 
 3. Conley, LrNM.21.5 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot18.6 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.18.6 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.5 
 7. Hester, Kouvot17.3 
 8. Haanpaa, Lapua17.1 
 9. Smith, Kataja16.6 
 10. Giles, KTP16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.5 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 3. Tolbert, Lapua8.6 
 4. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.4 
 5. Logins, LrNM.8.4 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua7.9 
 7. Ford, Kauhajoki7.9 
 8. Giles, KTP7.9 
 9. Conley, LrNM.7.9 
 10. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.2 
 3. Burgess, FoKoPo5.0 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.8 
 5. Holmes, Lapua4.3 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.2 
 7. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.9 
 8. Sarcevic, KTP3.7 
 9. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.5 
 10. Holloway, Namika3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.4 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.2.4 
 3. Flowers, Kataja2.1 
 4. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 5. Conley, LrNM.2.1 
 6. Williams, KTP2.0 
 7. Ford, Kauhajoki1.9 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 9. Barrett, KTP1.8 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  Kauhajoki
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ford, Kauhajoki1.4 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.4 
 3. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 8. Logins, LrNM.0.8 
 9. Dyer, Korihait0.8 
 10. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 17: Orleans - Le Havre 89-75
Nov. 17: ASVEL - Paris-Levallois 82-76
Nov. 17: Nanterre - Boulazac 80-72
Nov. 17: Gravelines - Nancy 79-83 OT
Nov. 17: Dijon - Le Mans 61-67
Nov. 17: Strasbourg - Roanne 61-63
Nov. 18: Chalon - Cholet
Nov. 19: Limoges - Poitiers


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.3 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers17.5 
 3. King, Le Havre17.4 
 4. Green, Orleans16.3 
 5. Diabate, Nancy16.3 
 6. Diot, Paris-Levall.15.9 
 7. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.9 
 8. Monroe, Boulazac15.7 
 9. Buycks, Gravelines15.4 
 10. Jackson, AS.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Monroe, Boulazac9.0 
 2. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.4 
 3. Collins, Roanne8.0 
 4. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 7. Nivins, Poitiers7.0 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.6.9 
 10. Brown, Le Havre6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marc-Antoine PELLIN
  Orleans
  (169-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Pellin, Orleans7.1 
 2. King, Le Havre6.7 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.5 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.1 
 5. Everett, Cholet5.3 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg4.9 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.3 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.1 
 10. Diabate, Nancy4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Stras.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campbell, Stras.2.6 
 2. Williams, Paris-.2.6 
 3. Jomby, Cholet2.5 
 4. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.1 
 6. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.0 
 8. Pellin, Orleans2.0 
 9. Wanamaker, Limoges2.0 
 10. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. King, Nancy2.0 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 3. Sy, AS.1.4 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 5. Jean-B., Chalon1.3 
 6. Goree, Cholet1.2 
 7. Issa, Le Mans1.1 
 8. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 9. Vaty, Gravelines1.0 
 10. Williams, Chalon1.0 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 16: Bordeaux - Antibes 98-89
Nov. 17: Bourg - Chalons-Reims 88-80
Nov. 16: Lille - Denain 85-86 OT
Nov. 16: Hyeres-Toulon - St Quentin 84-61
Nov. 17: Maurienne - Evreux 78-86
Nov. 16: Rouen - Fos Ouest 78-84
Nov. 16: Charleville - St Vallier 69-61
Nov. 16: Le Portel - Nantes 103-80
Nov. 16: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Boulogne 101-76


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Brown, Maurienne22.5 
 2. Flowers, Denain21.7 
 3. McKines, Rouen20.2 
 4. Siggers, Lille20.1 
 5. Booker, St Vallier19.6 
 6. Boddicker, Pau-La.19.2 
 7. Blue, Antibes19.0 
 8. Monds, Bourg19.0 
 9. Wood, Evreux18.5 
 10. Humphrey, Bordea.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell MCKINES
  Rouen
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 11
 1. McKines, Rouen11.0 
 2. Bing, Maurienne10.9 
 3. Lesieu, St Quentin10.4 
 4. Jackson, Pau-La.10.2 
 5. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 6. Wood, Evreux9.6 
 7. Kitts, Denain9.4 
 8. Monds, Bourg9.0 
 9. Rouse, St Vallier8.1 
 10. Brown, Maurienne8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.9 
 2. Denave, Pau-Lacq.6.0 
 3. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.8 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel5.7 
 5. Dumas, Bourg5.4 
 6. Bassett, Rouen5.3 
 7. Huffman, Antibes5.0 
 8. Driss, Pau-Lacq.4.9 
 9. Hannah, Evreux4.7 
 10. Wood, Evreux4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier2.8 
 2. Flowers, Denain2.7 
 3. Calvez, Charleville2.6 
 4. Wilson, Le Portel2.1 
 5. Hannah, Evreux2.1 
 6. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel2.0 
 8. Sonko, Bourg1.9 
 9. Jackson, Pau-La.1.9 
 10. McIntosh, Hyeres.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.4 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.8 
 3. Chism, Maurienne1.4 
 4. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 5. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 6. Coleman, Bordeaux1.1 
 7. Henry, Nantes1.1 
 8. Williams, St Quent.1.0 
 9. Ho You Fat, Evreux0.9 
 10. Monds, Bourg0.9 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Vichy - Monaco 79-65
Nov. 17: Cognac - Quimper 79-64
Nov. 17: La Rochelle - Blois 74-67
Nov. 17: CFBB - Angers BC 49 73-81
Nov. 17: Chartres - Challans 73-70
Nov. 17: St Chamond - Souffel 68-69
Nov. 17: Rueil - Orchy 66-75
Nov. 17: Rennes - Sorgues 60-77


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Fabien HERARD
  Challans
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Herard, Challans19.3 
 2. Inglis, CFBB17.9 
 3. Zamroz, Sorgues17.6 
 4. Cole, La Rochelle17.4 
 5. Petrovic, Orchy17.2 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4916.7 
 7. Kaunisto, Blois16.0 
 8. Thomas, Vichy15.4 
 9. Thinon, Sorgues15.1 
 10. Tornato, Blois15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.7 
 2. Caskill, Cognac9.6 
 3. Calasan, Monaco9.5 
 4. Tornato, Blois8.7 
 5. Raji, Quimper8.3 
 6. Inglis, CFBB8.3 
 7. Diame, Rueil7.9 
 8. Sall, Rennes7.6 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle7.5 
 10. Alingue, Souffel7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmed FELLAH
  Angers B.
  (180-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Fellah, Angers B.7.2 
 2. Christophe, Monaco6.5 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.6.3 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 5. Saounera, Rueil5.3 
 6. Brochard, Blois4.9 
 7. Thomas, Vichy4.9 
 8. Boivin, Chartres4.8 
 9. Cherry, Quimper4.7 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.1 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper2.7 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.6 
 4. Cazenobe, Souffel2.6 
 5. Bennett, Monaco2.5 
 6. Herard, Challans2.3 
 7. Mouillard, Cognac2.2 
 8. Lessort, Vichy2.1 
 9. Pene, Rennes2.0 
 10. Landu-Bongo, St1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Moise DIAME
  Rueil
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Diame, Rueil2.0 
 2. Davis, Blois2.0 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.9 
 4. Inglis, CFBB1.4 
 5. Tornato, Blois1.4 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 7. Kolb, Quimper1.2 
 8. Ben Driss, Rennes1.1 
 9. Traore, Angers B.1.0 
 10. Cazenobe, Souffel1.0 


Kevin Houston agreed terms with Chalon - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) inked 27-year old American point guard Kevin Houston (178-82kg-85, college: Long Beach State, agency: Interperformances). He played recently at Moutahed in Lebanese Division A. Part of the season he played for Al Moutahed (Division A). In two games this season he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Houstons team made it to the French Final Four.
He was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2009.
Houston is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Venezuela (Cocodrilos), France (Cholet, Hyeres-Toulon, STB Le Havre, Saint-Etienne and SPO Rouen) and ABA (OC Gladiators).
Houston attended Long Beach State until 2007 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Jon Brockman signs at Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) landed 25-year old American forward Jon Brockman (201-111kg-87, college: Washington). He already started the season at Houston Rockets in the NBA.
Three years ago he was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) in second round (38th overall). Brockman attended University of Washington until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball (including missed ones).
His team won Pac-10 Regular Season in 2009.
Brockman received also Pac-10 1st Team award back in 2009 at his college time.
Brockman was a member of USA U18 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings).

By Eurobasket Data Center



NM1 Round 9: Blois lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 9 in NM1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in La Rochelle where host La Rochelle (4-5) beat league's leader Blois (6-1) 74-67 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Blois. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. La Rochelle made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. La Rochelle's coach Gregory Thielin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). La Rochelle have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place. Blois at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Orchy. They were replaced at the leadership position by Souffel. Blois will play next round against JA Vichy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. La Rochelle will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Angers BC 49 on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Saint Chamond. Second ranked Souffelweyersheim (7-1) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Saint Chamond (3-5) 69-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) who saved his team from a defeat with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Jerome Cazenobe contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) answered with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cognac. Saint Chamond lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Rennes. Souffelweyersheim will play against Vendee Challans (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Saint Chamond will play against Quimper UJAP (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-73 loss to seventh ranked Angers BC 49 (4-3) in Paris on Saturday evening. Maxime Chupin stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Damien Inglis with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Angers BC 49 maintains seventh place with 4-3 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with nine games lost. Angers BC 49 will meet at home La Rochelle (#9) in the next round. CFBB will have a break next round.
A very interesting game took place in Chartres. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Vendee Challans (2-6) to fifteenth ranked Chartres (2-6) 73-70 in the fight for the fourteenth place. Julien Sauret nailed 15 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Chartres moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Challans. Chartres' next round opponent will be higher ranked Union Rennes (#11) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Rennes. Local Union Rennes (3-5) lost to tenth ranked Sorgues (4-4) 77-60 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Xavier Pasut who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sorgues have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Sorgues will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Chartres (#14).

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Monaco was defeated by Vichy in a road game 79-65. Cognac beat Quimper at home 79-64. Orchy won against Rueil on the opponent's court 75-66.


CFBB - Angers BC 49 73-81

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-73 loss to seventh ranked Angers BC 49 (4-3) in Paris on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-73. Center Maxime Chupin (205-89, college: Cal-Irvine) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Damien Inglis (203-95) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and Paul Rigot (201-95) scored 17 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Angers BC 49 maintains seventh place with 4-3 record. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with nine games lost. Angers BC 49 will meet at home La Rochelle (#9) in the next round. CFBB will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
CFBB: P.Rigot 17+4reb+3ast, D.Inglis 15+13reb+3ast, S.Gombauld 11+3reb, Y.Smock 9+5reb, L.Dussoulier 7+1reb+1ast, E.Ory 5+5ast
Angers BC 49: L.Gunnarsson 16+2ast, A.Hill 13+6reb, T.Trauttmann 12+5reb, S.Traore 10+2reb+1ast, P.Drouault 10+1reb+1ast, M.Chupin 10+10reb+3ast
gschID: 184771


St Chamond - Souffel 68-69

Important game to mention about took place in Saint Chamond. Second ranked Souffelweyersheim (7-1) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Saint Chamond (3-5) 69-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-12. But Saint Chamond won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Souffelweyersheim especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. It was a good game for guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) who saved his team from a defeat with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Jerome Cazenobe (202-89) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) answered with 23 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cognac. Saint Chamond lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Rennes. Souffelweyersheim will play against Vendee Challans (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Saint Chamond will play against Quimper UJAP (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Rinna 23+7reb+3ast, J.Landu-Bongo 10+7reb, R.Tillon 9+2reb+1ast, R.Jacon 6+2reb, G.Lance 5+1reb+2ast, B.Rey 5+3reb+2ast
Souffel: F.Broliron 16+3reb+1ast, J.Bach 15+3reb, J.Cazenobe 11+8reb+2ast, J.Tschamber 8+9reb+5ast, F.Minet 6+2reb+2ast, A.N'Diaye 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184770


Rennes - Sorgues 60-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in Rennes. Local Union Rennes (3-5) lost to tenth ranked Sorgues (4-4) 77-60 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-60. Sorgues dominated on the defensive end, holding Union Rennes to just 7 points in third quarter. Sorgues shot 21 for 28 from the free-throw line, while Union Rennes only scored three points from the stripe. They outrebounded Union Rennes 36-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was center Xavier Pasut (200-84) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Waly Gueye (191-89) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Five Sorgues players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Karim Kittar (197-89) who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Youen Garel (186-85) added 13 points respectively. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sorgues have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Sorgues will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Chartres (#14).
Top scorers:
Rennes: K.Kittar 16+5reb+2ast, Y.Garel 13+1reb+2ast, E.Kabir Pene 7+2reb+3ast, E.Esneu Doguet 6+1reb+3ast, G.Broudic 5+1ast, S.Ben Driss 5+4reb+1ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 16+2reb+1ast, X.Pasut 15+9reb+1ast, J.Doreau 12+7reb+1ast, C.Mansare 11+2reb+2ast, W.Gueye 11+8reb+5ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 8+4reb
gschID: 184769


Vichy - Monaco 79-65

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Monaco (3-4) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked JA Vichy (5-4) 79-65 on Saturday. JA Vichy made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Monaco turnovers. The best player for the winners was point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 16 points and 7 assists. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Olivier Bardet (203-80) who recorded 20 points and American forward Travarus Bennett (202-79, college: Minnesota) added 9 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal let to play ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. JA Vichy maintains sixth place with 5-4 record. Newly promoted Monaco dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. JA Vichy will face higher ranked Blois (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Monaco will play against Rueil (#13).
Top scorers:
Monaco: O.Bardet 20+4reb+1ast, M.Diallo 15, N.Calasan 10+7reb+1ast, T.Bennett 9+13reb+2ast, A.Christophe 5+3reb+3ast, J.Jones 3
Vichy: J.Reynolds 17+6reb+2ast, D.Tshomba 17+2reb+2ast, B.Thomas 16+2reb+7ast, G.Lessort 10+8reb+2ast, O.Da Silveira 9+5reb, G.Pons 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184768


La Rochelle - Blois 74-67

Round 9 in NM1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in La Rochelle where host La Rochelle (4-5) beat league's leader Blois (6-1) 74-67 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Blois. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. La Rochelle made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. La Rochelle's coach Gregory Thielin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Blois players scored in double figures. La Rochelle have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place. Blois at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Orchy. They were replaced at the leadership position by Souffel. Blois will play next round against JA Vichy trying to make it back to the top of the standings. La Rochelle will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Angers BC 49 on the road.
Top scorers:
Blois: D.Davis 15+2reb+2ast, J.Tornato 15+11reb, V.Kaunisto 12+6reb+2ast, G.Staelens 12+2reb+4ast, W.Aka 9+3reb, M.Sy 2+2reb
La Rochelle: J.Cole 22+8reb+1ast, A.Thomson 19+5reb, A.M'Boma 12+3reb+2ast, P.Bonnelalbay 5+2reb, F.Sahraoui 4+3reb+6ast, L.Iglesias 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 184767


Cognac - Quimper 79-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Cognac's (7-1) home victory over 5th ranked Quimper UJAP (5-3) 79-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Cognac. Quimper UJAP was better in third quarter 22-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cognac had a 28-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Sadio Doucoure (195-92) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Cognac's coach Philippe Maucourant used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 8 points and 7 assists respectively. Cognac keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Souffel. Loser Quimper UJAP keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Cognac will face Orchesien BC (#4) in Orchies in the next round. Quimper UJAP will play at home against Saint Chamond and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Quimper: C.Raji 16+15reb+3ast, W.Molas 15+3reb, R.Gregoire 10+1reb, C.Cherry 8+4reb+7ast, J.Moupegnou 8+2reb, A.Thimon 7+1reb+1ast
Cognac: I.Caskill 17+8reb, S.Doucoure 15+6reb+1ast, R.Hillotte 12+5reb+5ast, D.Sencanski 11+4reb+2ast, V.Mouillard 9+3ast, M.Buval 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 184766


Chartres - Challans 73-70

A very interesting game took place in Chartres. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Vendee Challans (2-6) to fifteenth ranked Chartres (2-6) 73-70 in the fight for the fourteenth place. It looked good early as Vendee Challans took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chartres had a 18-11 second period charge getting the lead and Vendee Challans was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-73. 24 personal fouls committed by Vendee Challans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Julien Sauret (184-81) nailed 15 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) accounted for 15 points. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Center Nils Gouacide (208-84) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Sebastien Cherasse (184-84) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Vendee Challans in the defeat. Chartres moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Challans. Chartres' next round opponent will be higher ranked Union Rennes (#11) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Challans: N.Gouacide 16+5reb+3ast, S.Cherasse 16+5reb, J.Geay 10+3reb+2ast, J.Rathieuville 9+8reb+2ast, F.Herard 8+7reb+3ast, B.Bakovic 6+4reb
Chartres: L.Avramovic 15+2reb, J.Sauret 15+4reb+7ast, G.Lemon 9+1reb+2ast, A.Boivin 8+1reb+2ast, M.Vasic 8+2reb, Z.Bojovic 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 184765


Rueil - Orchy 66-75

Very expected game when 12th ranked Rueil (3-6) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Orchesien BC (6-1) 75-66 on Saturday. Rueil was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Joffrey Verbeke (196-87) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) who recorded 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) added 12 points respectively. Orchesien BC moved-up to third place, which they share with Blois. Loser Rueil dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Orchesien BC will face league's second-placed Cognac at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rueil will play against Monaco (#10).
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 16+4reb+1ast, I.Saounera 14+2reb, A.Desespringalle 12+3reb+3ast, M.Diame 9+7reb+2ast, D.Gentil 8+4reb+3ast, S.Dubois 4+1reb+2ast
Orchy: D.Petrovic 21+6reb, J.Verbeke 11+7reb+6ast, R.Brocheray 10+3reb+2ast, J.Bestron 9+5reb+2ast, E.Barbry 9+2reb+5ast, A.Belkessa 5+1reb
gschID: 184773



ProB Round 10: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

ProB round 10 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Olympique Antibes (7-3) against eighteenth ranked Bordeaux (2-8) 98-89 was the most important game of the last round. Olympique Antibes trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 89-98 at the end of the game. Bordeaux shot 60.3 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Thomas Coleman (205-88, college: N.Carolina A&T) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 30 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for Olympique Antibes. Bordeaux maintains eighteenth position with 2-8 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Le Portel. They were replaced at the leadership position by Evreux. Olympique Antibes will play next round against Hyeres-Toulon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Bordeaux will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked ALM Evreux on the road.
Sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire won an overtime thriller edging higher ranked Lille Metropole by one point 85-86. The game took place in Lille. But the guests from Denain were better at the end. American players dominated the game. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Marcus Kitts chipped in 10 points and 20 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Lille Metropole's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Denain Voltaire have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Charleville. Lille Metropole lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked Le Portel (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Lille Metropole will play against Nantes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Aix-les-Bains was also quite interesting. Second ranked ALM Evreux (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-4). ALM Evreux managed to secure a 8-point victory 86-78 on Saturday. Steeve Ho You Fat notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 22 points and 8 rebounds by Wayne Chism did not help to save the game for Aix-Maurienne. ALM Evreux have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Chalons-Reims. ALM Evreux will meet at home bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aix-Maurienne will play against Fos Ouest (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Chalons-Reims (6-4) and JL Bourg (5-5), which took place in Bourg. Higher ranked Chalons-Reims lost to eleventh ranked JL Bourg in a road game 80-88. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. David Monds fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#10) on the road. Chalons-Reims will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#15).
Another upset was a game between Saint Vallier (5-5) and Charleville-Mezieres (3-7), which took place in Charleville. Higher ranked Saint Vallier lost to fifteenth ranked Charleville-Mezieres in a road game 61-69 on Friday. It was a very good performance for Tafari Toney who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 7 rebounds. Charleville-Mezieres' coach Francis Charneux allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres maintains fifteenth position with 3-7 record, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Denain. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. St Quentin was smashed by Hyeres-Toulon on the road 84-61. Pau-Lacq-Orthez destroyed Boulogne on its own court 101-76. Nantes was outscored by Le Portel in a road game 103-80. Rouen recorded a loss to Fos Ouest at home 78-84.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks by Brian Boddicker of Pau-Lacq-Orthez.


Bourg - Chalons-Reims 88-80

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Chalons-Reims (6-4) and JL Bourg (5-5), which took place in Bourg. Higher ranked Chalons-Reims lost to eleventh ranked JL Bourg in a road game 80-88. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Chalons-Reims won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JL Bourg made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Stephane Dumas (189-78) chipped in 4 points and 11 assists. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) added 10 points respectively for lost side. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#10) on the road. Chalons-Reims will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#15).
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 19+5reb+1ast, K.Corre 10+4reb+3ast, R.Mels 10+4reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 9+1reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 9+1reb+1ast, T.Johnson 8+6reb+2ast
Bourg: D.Monds 26+11reb+2ast, P.Braud 16, M.Sonko 11+3reb+2ast, J.Sanchez 11+2reb+4ast, L.Williams 9+4reb+3ast, J.Delhomme 5+2ast
gschID: 179318


Maurienne - Evreux 78-86

The game in Aix-les-Bains was also quite interesting. Second ranked ALM Evreux (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-4). ALM Evreux managed to secure a 8-point victory 86-78 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aix-Maurienne won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Aix-Maurienne turnovers. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) supported him with 15 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Five ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Even 22 points and 8 rebounds by American Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for Aix-Maurienne. His fellow American import Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 17 points for lost side. ALM Evreux have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Chalons-Reims. ALM Evreux will meet at home bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aix-Maurienne will play against Fos Ouest (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Chism 22+8reb+1ast, W.Brown 17+4reb+1ast, E.Bing 9+10reb+1ast, M.Traore 7+3reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 7+1reb, G.Clerc 6+1reb+4ast
Evreux: S.Ho You Fat 21+7reb+1ast, J.Wood 18+3reb+4ast, C.Hannah 15+2reb+10ast, G.Florimont 10+7reb, D.Reed 10+6reb, L.Sambe 7+2reb
gschID: 179316


Charleville - St Vallier 69-61

Another upset was a game between Saint Vallier (5-5) and Charleville-Mezieres (3-7), which took place in Charleville. Higher ranked Saint Vallier lost to fifteenth ranked Charleville-Mezieres in a road game 61-69 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-61. Charleville-Mezieres forced 23 Saint Vallier turnovers. It was a very good performance for American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Charleville-Mezieres' coach Francis Charneux allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) replied with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Florent Tortosa (196-89) added 19 points in the effort for Saint Vallier. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres maintains fifteenth position with 3-7 record, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Denain. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: F.Tortosa 19+2reb+2ast, E.Craven 13+9reb+5ast, H.Disy 11+6reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 10+4reb+1ast, I.Koma 4+3reb, C.Rouse 3+5reb
Charleville: P.Sanders 15+1reb+1ast, T.Toney 11+7reb+1ast, N.Racon 10+1reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 10+1reb+1ast, F.Calvez 9+1reb+3ast, A.Racine 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 179321


Hyeres-Toulon - St Quentin 84-61

There was a surprise result when seventeenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (3-7) crushed at home higher ranked Saint-Quentin (5-5) 84-61 on Friday. The game without a history. Hyeres-Toulon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Quite impressive performance for naturalized Serbian forward Gorjan Radonjic (199-81) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Aurelien Salmon (204-87) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-85, college: Pace) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Hyeres-Toulon moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Denain and Charleville. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will face higher ranked Olympique Antibes (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 17+8reb+5ast, D.Quincy-Jones 14+7reb, R.Wright 11+5reb, A.Saaka 9+7reb, K.Bichard 6+1reb, O.Romain 4+2reb
Hyeres-Toulon: G.Radonjic 20+3reb+2ast, A.Salmon 18+2reb+4ast, C.McIntosh 11+2reb+9ast, T.Dials 10+8reb, J.Begarin 9, J.Newson 8+5reb+4ast
gschID: 179320


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Boulogne 101-76

Very expected game when 9th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (5-5) was smashed on the road by second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (8-2) 101-76 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. SO Maritime Boulogne was better in fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez shot 63.1 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by SO Maritime Boulogne's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 10 blocks. Quite impressive performance for American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Kurt Cunningham (204-87, college: Boise St.) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Evreux. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face Saint-Quentin (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against SPO Rouen.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: K.Cunningham 18+5reb+1ast, M.Jaiteh 11+8reb+1ast, V.Bigote 11+4reb+3ast, A.Rowland 10+2reb+3ast, J.Rousselle 9+3ast, K.Horton 9+5reb
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 27+7reb+1ast, A.Mendy 14+7reb+5ast, F.Lesca 10+2reb+2ast, D.Denave 9+4reb+8ast, J.Morency 8+5reb, S.Driss 8+1reb+6ast
gschID: 179319


Le Portel - Nantes 103-80

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Le Portel (7-3) rolled over at home 13th ranked Nantes (4-6) 103-80 on Friday. The game without a history. Le Portel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.5 percent from the field and made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Nantes' players. Quite impressive performance for guard Benoit Mangin (198-88) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) added 16 points in the effort for Nantes. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with Antibes. Loser Nantes dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Le Portel will face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Nantes will play against Lille Metropole (#9).
Top scorers:
Nantes: J.Mathis 23+6reb+2ast, T.Henry 16+2reb+3ast, C.Ferchaud 13+1reb, L.Corbett 10+1reb+2ast, W.Soliman 6+8reb, N.Gayon 5+3reb
Le Portel: D.Wilson 22+1reb+1ast, S.Gay 21+5reb+3ast, B.Mangin 20+5reb+5ast, M.Bigote 14+3reb+3ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 6+5reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 5+2ast
gschID: 179317


Rouen - Fos Ouest 78-84

There was a minor upset when 11th ranked SPO Rouen (4-6) lost at home to fourteenth ranked Fos Ouest (4-6) 84-78 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SPO Rouen won fourth quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely SPO Rouen outrebounded Fos Ouest 43-27 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. The former international power forward Sacha Giffa (202-77) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. American guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) added 15 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for SPO Rouen. Fos Ouest moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes and Rouen. SPO Rouen lost third consecutive game. Fos Ouest will face higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#6) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: O.Bassett 35+8reb, W.McKines 15+14reb+1ast, T.Wesley 8+5reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 7+8reb+1ast, P.Da Silva 7+5reb+1ast, F.Ateba 4+1reb+1ast
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 21+4reb+2ast, S.Giffa 14+5reb+1ast, C.Davis 13+3reb+1ast, P.Haquet 10+2reb, K.Atamna 10+4reb+2ast, E.Choquet 9+3ast
gschID: 179315


Bordeaux - Antibes 98-89

ProB round 10 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Olympique Antibes (7-3) against eighteenth ranked Bordeaux (2-8) 98-89 was the most important game of the last round. Olympique Antibes trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 89-98 at the end of the game. Bordeaux shot 60.3 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Thomas Coleman (205-88, college: N.Carolina A&T) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 30 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and his fellow American import swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) added 21 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Five Bordeaux and four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Bordeaux maintains eighteenth position with 2-8 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Le Portel. They were replaced at the leadership position by Evreux. Olympique Antibes will play next round against Hyeres-Toulon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Bordeaux will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked ALM Evreux on the road.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 30+5reb+2ast, A.Hilliard 21+6reb+2ast, T.Huffman 19+2reb+3ast, B.Monclar 11+2reb+1ast, M.Badiane 6+5reb+2ast, G.Yango 2+2reb+1ast
Bordeaux: T.Coleman 22+8reb, M.Guichard 21+2reb+1ast, M.Humphrey 14+4reb+5ast, G.Darrigand 14+2ast, K.Thalien 13+1reb+3ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 11+5reb+2ast
gschID: 179314


Lille - Denain 85-86 OT

Sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire won an overtime thriller edging higher ranked Lille Metropole by one point 85-86. The game took place in Lille. But the guests from Denain were better at the end. Lille Metropole was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 23-18 charge of Denain Voltaire, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 6-5. Denain Voltaire forced 22 Lille Metropole turnovers. American players dominated the game. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) chipped in 10 points and 20 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Denain Voltaire and four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Denain Voltaire have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Charleville. Lille Metropole lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked Le Portel (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Lille Metropole will play against Nantes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lille: S.Bradford 18+9reb+2ast, J.Siggers 17+3reb+2ast, S.Smith 15+7reb+6ast, L.Akono 10+3reb+6ast, A.Rigaux 7+2reb+3ast, B.Gillet 6+1reb+1ast
Denain: J.Flowers 26+7reb+3ast, L.Humphrey 18+1reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 12+4reb+5ast, C.Cairo 11+4reb+1ast, M.Kitts 10+20reb, R.Lopez 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 179313



Sharon leaves Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

17-year old Israeli point guard Naor Sharon (193-95) left Paris-Levallois (ProA). Sharon received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team award in 2011. He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) this year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.6ppg, 4.6rpg, Assists-3(4.7apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 68.8%.
Sharon has played previously for another French team: Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 17: Kumanovo - Feni Indistrija 76-71
Nov. 17: ABA Strumica - Lirija 68-73
Nov. 17: Vardar - Kozuv 65-86
Nov. 17: Pelister Bitola - Rabotnicki 59-82

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 24: Kozuv - Pelister Bitola
Nov. 24: Rabotnicki - Kumanovo
Nov. 24: Lirija - Vardar
Nov. 24: Feni Indistrija - ABA Strumica


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo24.3 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.19.0 
 3. Jevdic, ABA S.17.5 
 4. Tasovski, Lirija16.0 
 5. Bratic, Feni I.15.3 
 6. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.0 
 7. Sokolov, Feni I.14.5 
 8. Marjanovikj, Pelis.14.0 
 9. Trajkovski, Feni I.13.5 
 10. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo10.3 
 2. Kerkez, Vardar9.8 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.9.8 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.8.3 
 5. Amoke, Rabotnicki8.0 
 6. Zaharievski, Pelis.7.7 
 7. Dimcevski, Kuman.7.0 
 8. Radunovic, Lirija7.0 
 9. Kostevski, Vardar6.3 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitar KARADZOVSKI
  Kozuv
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Karadzovski, Kozuv5.3 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.4.5 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.3.8 
 4. Pilcevic, Feni I.3.3 
 5. Tasovski, Lirija3.0 
 6. Sokolov, Feni I.3.0 
 7. Pekovic, Kozuv3.0 
 8. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 9. Janjusevic, ABA S.3.0 
 10. Radunovic, Lirija3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksandar UGRINOVSKI
  Lirija
  (--)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ugrinovski, Lirija2.8 
 2. Blazevski, Kozuv2.5 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.2.3 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.2.0 
 5. Stajic, Lirija2.0 
 6. Gocevski, ABA S.1.8 
 7. Pajic, Vardar1.8 
 8. Bratic, Feni I.1.7 
 9. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.5 
 10. Balazs, ABA S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Radunovic, Lirija1.0 
 3. Tasovski, Lirija0.8 
 4. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.8 
 5. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 6. Zaharievski, Pelis.0.7 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.7 
 8. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.5 
 9. Arsic, ABA S.0.5 
 10. Dimcevski, Kuman.0.5 


Adriatic League: Igokea beat MZT Skopje to climb atop standings - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - MZT Skopje 79:60

Igokea cleared off on top of Adriatic League ladder. They knocked down MZT Skopje at home court today to take 7-2 record. Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) knocked down 20 points to pace the Bosnian team.
Igokea confirmed the status of the favourites right from the start. The hosts posted a 23:14 lead after ten minutes. Igokea maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Bosnian team gained a 41:28 halftime advantage. Igokea limited MZT Skopje to just 9 points in the third term. The home side accounted for a 57:37 lead at the final intermission. Igokea stayed dominant in the final period and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points for the winners. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) and Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) answered with 14 points each for MZT Skopje as they suffered the fifth loss at the tournament.

Igokea: Milan Dozet 20, Marko Brkic 18, Branko Jorovic 14
MZT Skopje: Damjan Stojanovski 14, Gjorji Cekovski 14



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: TSU Tbilisi - Rustavi 72-90
Nov. 16: Batumi - Kutaisi 70-75
Nov. 17: Sokhumi - Armia 63-94
Nov. 17: Samedicino - Olimpi 63-106
Nov. 17: STU Tbilisi - MIA Academy 56-73

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 23: Batumi - TSU Tbilisi
Nov. 24: Armia - MIA Academy
Nov. 24: Olimpi - Kutaisi
Nov. 24: Samedicino - Dinamo Tbilisi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi24.0 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.22.5 
 3. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.20.8 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.17.4 
 5. Fatsatsia, Olimpi17.3 
 6. Bowie, Rustavi16.8 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.16.0 
 8. Nanitashvili, Batu.15.8 
 9. Nelson, Rustavi15.6 
 10. Oluic, Dinamo Tbi.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.8 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.11.5 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi10.8 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.10.6 
 5. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.10.0 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.9.8 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi9.0 
 8. Wilson, Armia8.0 
 9. Nelson, Rustavi8.0 
 10. Boisa, Armia7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.9.3 
 2. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.0 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi6.0 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.2 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.4.5 
 6. Didia, Kutaisi4.4 
 7. Gaprindashvi., Sam.4.3 
 8. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.3 
 9. Chkareuli, TSU T.4.2 
 10. Bowie, Rustavi4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.3.5 
 2. Bowie, Rustavi3.0 
 3. Dvalishvili, Olimpi2.8 
 4. Dzidziguri, STU T.2.5 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 6. Millage, Armia2.0 
 7. Babiashvili, Armia2.0 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 9. Tukvadze, Samed.1.8 
 10. Barbakadze, Kutai.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.3.8 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.1.3 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.2 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia1.0 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.0 
 6. Wilson, Armia1.0 
 7. Tukvadze, Samed.1.0 
 8. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 
 9. Kadaria, Sokhumi0.8 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.8 


Superleague Round 5: Top-ranked MIA wins another game - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Superleague top team - MIA (5-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked STU (0-5) in Tbilisi 73-56. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 24 STU turnovers. International center Beka Bekauri (207-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. International Besik Lezhava (192-86) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Vaja Janashia (203-93, college: High School) answered with 21 points for STU. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated MIA have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. STU at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Leader Armia blasted bottom-ranked Sokhumi (0-4) in Tbilisi 94-63 keeping the perfect record after 5 rounds. Sokhumi is still unable to win any game. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) stepped up and scored 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Giorgi Gamqrelidze chipped in 11 points and 6 assists. Forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) responded with 30 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 fourth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion (4-0) moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. Sokhumi lost their fourth game in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Samedicino. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Leader Olimpi blasted bottom-ranked Samedicino-Academia (0-4) in Tbilisi 106-63 on Saturday evening keeping the perfect record after 5 rounds. Samedicino-Academia is still unable to win any game. Levan Fatsatsia nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Giorgi Revazashvili came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for Samedicino-Academia in the defeat. 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Olimpi. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. Samedicino-Academia lost their fourth game in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Sokhumi. Olimpi will meet at home Kutaisi (#4) in the next round. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
The game in Tbilisi was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Energy Invest (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked TSU (1-4). Energy Invest did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 90-72. The best player for the winners was Kyle Nelson who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Energy Invest moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kutaisi. TSU lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Energy Invest will have a break next round. TSU will play on the road against Batumi (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Batumi was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Kutaisi (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Batumi (1-4). Kutaisi managed to secure a 5-point victory 75-70 on Friday. Richard Matiashvili orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kutaisi. They maintain fourth place with 4-1 record, which they share with Rustavi. Loser Batumi keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Kutaisi will face higher ranked Olimpi (#3) in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Batumi will play at home against TSU (#8) in Tbilisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



STU Tbilisi - MIA Academy 56-73

Superleague top team - MIA (5-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked STU (0-5) in Tbilisi 73-56. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 24 STU turnovers. International center Beka Bekauri (207-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. International Besik Lezhava (192-86) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Vaja Janashia (203-93, college: High School) answered with 21 points and forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) added 18 points in the effort for STU. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MIA have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. STU at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Top scorers:
STU Tbilisi: V.Janashia 21+4reb, G.Pirvelashvili 18+3reb+1ast, V.Tevzadze 4+4reb+2ast, L.Minashvili 3+2reb+1ast, Z.Korkotadze 2+8reb+1ast, T.Chachibaia 2+1reb
MIA Academy: B.Lezhava 15+3reb+4ast, B.Bekauri 15+10reb, M.Bokolishvili 9+3reb, C.Prewitt 8+6reb, I.Londaridze 8+6reb+5ast, D.Vaughn 7+5reb+9ast
gschID: 204994


Sokhumi - Armia 63-94

Leader Armia blasted bottom-ranked Sokhumi (0-4) in Tbilisi 94-63 keeping the perfect record after 5 rounds. Sokhumi is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Sokhumi's 26. Armia forced 23 Sokhumi turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) stepped up and scored 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points and 6 assists. Forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) responded with 30 points and center Vakhtang Kadaria (205-89, college: Mineral Area CC) scored 11 points and 6 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 fourth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion (4-0) moved-up to second place, which they share with Olimpi. Sokhumi lost their fourth game in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Samedicino. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 30+4reb+3ast, V.Kadaria 11+6reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 8+6reb, G.Kopaliani 6+3reb+2ast, G.Shvangiradze 3+3reb+1ast, R.Nazmiev 2+5reb+3ast
Armia: L.Wilson 11+9reb+1ast, G.Sharabidze 11+2reb, G.Gamqrelidze 11+6ast, R.Atanelishvili 10+2reb+2ast, D.Ugrekhelidze 10+4reb, M.Faison 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 204993


TSU Tbilisi - Rustavi 72-90

The game in Tbilisi was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Energy Invest (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked TSU (1-4). Energy Invest did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 90-72. The game was mostly controlled by Energy Invest. TSU was better in fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energy Invest forced 23 TSU turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Four Energy Invest players scored in double figures. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Giorgi Tetelashvili (192-92) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Energy Invest moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kutaisi. TSU lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with four games lost. Energy Invest will have a break next round. TSU will play on the road against Batumi (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 21+5reb+2ast, G.Tetelashvili 9+3reb+4ast, G.Bakradze 8+2reb+4ast, L.Nozadze 8+3reb, I.Kobidze 8+7reb, S.Aselaini 4+10reb+1ast
Rustavi: K.Nelson 22+8reb+7ast, N.Bowie 19+4reb+4ast, T.Toudjani 13+6reb+3ast, M.Abaishvili 12+5reb+3ast, Z.Machavariani 9+1reb+2ast, R.Atanelishvili 8+2reb
gschID: 204992


Samedicino - Olimpi 63-106

Leader Olimpi blasted bottom-ranked Samedicino-Academia (0-4) in Tbilisi 106-63 on Saturday evening keeping the perfect record after 5 rounds. Samedicino-Academia is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Olimpi outrebounded Samedicino-Academia 49-35 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Levan Fatsatsia nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds. Five Olimpi players scored in double figures. Center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and forward Zurab Maisuradze (195-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Samedicino-Academia in the defeat. 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Olimpi. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armia. Samedicino-Academia lost their fourth game in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Sokhumi. Olimpi will meet at home Kutaisi (#4) in the next round. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Samedicino: G.Revazashvili 13+10reb, Z.Maisuradze 13+5reb+2ast, I.Gabisonia 8+2reb+4ast, G.Gaprindashvili 8+2reb+5ast, L.Revazashvili 6+4reb+1ast, B.Tchitchveishvili 5+4reb+2ast
Olimpi: N.Tutus 17+3reb+1ast, L.Fatsatsia 17+12reb+5ast, S.Milosevic 16+12reb+2ast, A.Dvalishvili 15+6reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 14+5reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 9+5reb+3ast
gschID: 204991


Batumi - Kutaisi 70-75

The game in Batumi was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Kutaisi (4-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Batumi (1-4). Kutaisi managed to secure a 5-point victory 75-70 on Friday. Batumi trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-75 at the end of the game. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Nika Ramishvili (179-94) answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and forward Avtandil Eliashvili (200-89) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Batumi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kutaisi. They maintain fourth place with 4-1 record, which they share with Rustavi. Loser Batumi keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Kutaisi will face higher ranked Olimpi (#3) in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Batumi will play at home against TSU (#8) in Tbilisi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Batumi: N.Ramishvili 17+6reb+5ast, A.Eliashvili 17+5reb+1ast, G.Nanitashvili 15+1reb+5ast, G.Kvelashvili 11+7reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 8+1reb+1ast, L.Keshelava 2+16reb+4ast
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 21+15reb+4ast, Z.Pashayev 12+5reb+5ast, D.Barbakadze 12+4reb+1ast, R.Didia 11+5reb+4ast, B.Kvimsadze 9+9reb+2ast, G.Barbakadze 8+2reb
gschID: 204990



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 96-66
Nov. 17: Art.Dragons - Neckar L'burg 85-62
Nov. 17: NY Phantoms - Walter Tigers 80-85
Nov. 17: Phoenix Hagen - s.Oliver Baskets 78-64
Nov. 18: TBB Trier - LTi 46ers
Nov. 18: ALBA - Fraport SKY
Nov. 18: Brose Bask. - B.Muenchen
Nov. 18: Telekom Baskets - Bremerhaven
Nov. 18: Bayreuth - MBC


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, Ratiopharm18.4 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.6 
 4. Baxter, LTi 46ers15.5 
 5. Thompson, ALBA15.5 
 6. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.14.9 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.6 
 9. White, Phoenix14.3 
 10. Wood, ALBA14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.7 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.4 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.0 
 4. Gordon, Phoenix6.9 
 5. Troutman, B.Mue.6.8 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.8 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.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. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 5. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.9 
 6. Bailey, Bayreuth3.7 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets3.4 
 9. Jacobson, s.Oliv.3.4 
 10. Hamann, B.Muench.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.0 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.9 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Morley, ALBA1.7 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 6. White, Phoenix1.6 
 7. Halperin, B.Mue.1.5 
 8. Djedovic, ALBA1.5 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.9 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.7 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 6. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 7. Ford, Brose Bask.1.1 
 8. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.1 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 
 10. Neumann, Brose B.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 17: Vechta - Jena 98-99
Nov. 17: Crailsheim - Kirchheim 82-83
Nov. 17: ETB Wohnbau - Gotha 79-90
Nov. 18: Goettingen - Karlsruhe
Nov. 18: Heidelberg - NBC
Nov. 18: Duesseldorf - Chemnitz
Nov. 18: Ehingen - Finke Baskets
Nov. 18: Leipzig - Cuxhaven


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Scott THOMAS
  Cuxhaven
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Thomas, Cuxhaven21.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.8 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.5 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.7 
 6. Barker, Jena17.6 
 7. Adams, Finke B.17.1 
 8. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.4 
 9. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.1 
 10. Jost, Finke Bask.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.7 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Thompson, NBC8.9 
 4. Richardson, Karls.8.1 
 5. Adomaitis, Jena7.9 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.9 
 7. Black, Karlsruhe7.6 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen7.2 
 9. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau7.2 
 10. Dennis, Finke B.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Williams, Vechta7.4 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.4 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.7 
 5. Smith, Gotha5.1 
 6. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz4.9 
 8. Phillips, Goetting.4.6 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen4.4 
 10. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz2.4 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.1 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.9 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.7 
 8. Doerksen, Vechta1.7 
 9. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.6 
 10. Aud, Finke Baske.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. White, Heidelberg2.1 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig1.8 
 3. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 4. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.3 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.1 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.0 
 8. Menck, Karlsruhe1.0 
 9. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 10. Lischka, Crailshe.0.9 


Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) We Know That To Win Close Games Against Good Teams, You Have To Get Stops - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He will be playing his second season for ratiopharm Ulm. Last season for ratiopharm Ulm, he played 38 games averaging 9.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 24.6%, FT: 58.1%He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. In 2010-2011 for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg on November 17th.

A bitter 107-103 loss against the Telekom Baskets Bonn at home. What was key in overtime for getting the win?

We did not get the stops needed to win. They hit some big 3s to get the lead and we came up empty in OT.

Frankfurt and Artland were able to contain Jared Jordan. Why wasnt ratiopharm Ulm able to contain him?

He is a good player, if he was contained in those games he was bound for a breakout game. He does so much for their team with his passing ability, he did a good job of establishing his offense first and that opened up his playmaking later in the game.

In the first nine games, ratiopharm Ulm averaged giving up 88 points a game. If ratiopharm Ulm wasnt such a potent scoring team then the team would be a lot lower in the standings. Why isnt defense on the same page as the offense yet?

That is something that we need to get better at. We have been scoring well but we know that to win close games against good teams, you have to get stops.


ratiopharm Ulm have a big game against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg this weekend. What will be key in getting the win?

They are a talented team that has gotten out to a good start. We need to be ready to play 1-on-1 defense at each position. Establishing our defense is always key.

What is your memory of playing against German Konrad Wysocki in your rookie year at Ludwigsburg?

I remember that he hustled a lot and was a good rebounder.

Are you surprised that the New York Knicks are 5-0? Will they win the east conference?

I am a bit surprised, they have some quality wins too. I do not think they will win the East though.

Is Mike D antoni the right coach for the Los Angeles Lakers?

I think Phil Jackson is the right coach for the Lakers but I guess the management and Phil were not on the same page. I know that Nash is happy to have Mike D, should open up their offense more.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Inception




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  GREECE   

Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 17: Arkadikos - Pagrati 87-85
Nov. 17: Koroivos - Irakleio 83-70
Nov. 17: OFI - Lavrio 71-68
Nov. 17: Doxa Lefkadas - Ikaroi Serron 69-71
Nov. 17: Ermis Lagkada - Nea Kifisia 65-74
Nov. 18: Niki Volou - Trikalla
Nov. 18: Agia Paraskevis - Filathlitikos


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.21.5 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.2 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.19.8 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati18.8 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.7 
 6. Psileas, Agia P.17.4 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.16.8 
 8. Kaklamanos, Trikal.16.2 
 9. Georgitsis, Ermis15.5 
 10. Adetokoubo, Filat.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Noeas, Koroivos10.2 
 2. Manousos, Doxa L.9.7 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.9.0 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.8 
 5. Doychinov, OFI7.7 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.7.2 
 7. Pelkic, Irakleio7.0 
 8. Pagonis, Lavrio6.8 
 9. Kitsoulis, OFI6.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Doxa L.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.6.0 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.8 
 3. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.0 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.8 
 5. Saloustros, Filath.4.2 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.8 
 7. Cosic, Koroivos3.7 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 9. Karaboulas, Nea K.3.5 
 10. Petrakis, OFI3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.5 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos2.2 
 4. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.2.0 
 5. Sakellarakis, Irak.1.8 
 6. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.8 
 7. Maltesios, Niki Vo.1.8 
 8. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.8 
 9. Vranjes, Pagrati1.7 
 10. Giannakopoul., La.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Giannis PAPACHRISTOS
  Trika.
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Papachristos, Trik.1.4 
 2. Pelkic, Irakleio1.2 
 3. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 4. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.0 
 5. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.8 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 9. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.7 
 10. Georgitsis, Ermis0.7 



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 15: Groningen - Amsterdam 91-67
Nov. 17: Zwolle - M.Magixx 88-78
Nov. 17: Weert - Groningen 83-77
Nov. 17: Rotterdam - Amsterdam 79-86
Nov. 17: Leiden - Den Bosch 64-59
Nov. 17: Den Helder K. - Leeuwarden 53-80

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 21: Leiden - Rotterdam
Nov. 21: M.Magixx - Den Helder K.
Nov. 22: Den Bosch - Groningen
Nov. 22: Leeuwarden - Amsterdam
Nov. 24: Groningen - Leeuwarden
Nov. 24: Den Helder K. - Weert



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: Kormend - FS Debrecen 94-76
Nov. 17: Albacomp - Jaszberenyi 93-69
Nov. 17: Atomeromu - Marso NYKK 83-72
Nov. 16: ZTE KK - PVSK Pannon 77-68
Nov. 17: Kaposvari - Falco-Szova 103-95
Nov. 18: Soproni - Szedeak


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 22
 1. Barovic, Soproni22.0 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.21.8 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.21.6 
 4. Spica, Kaposvari21.5 
 5. Buljan, Kormend21.3 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.20.9 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.5 
 8. Dunn, Kaposvari20.1 
 9. Wood, Albacomp20.0 
 10. Simovic, ZTE K.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen10.0 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.5 
 3. Davis, Marso N.8.9 
 4. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.7 
 6. Toth, PVSK P.8.5 
 7. Fey, Falco-Szova8.4 
 8. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.4 
 9. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.7 
 10. Buljan, Kormend7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  ZTE K.
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Copeland, ZTE K.6.8 
 2. Thomas, Soproni6.6 
 3. Moore, Albacomp6.3 
 4. Nelson, Marso N.6.1 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.8 
 7. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.8 
 8. Dunn, Kaposvari5.4 
 9. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.3 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Moore, Albacomp3.4 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari3.1 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.2.9 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.6 
 5. Copeland, ZTE K.2.2 
 6. Spica, Kaposvari2.1 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 8. Rujak, Kormend2.0 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.9 
 10. Davis, Marso N.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Albacomp
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Keller, Albacomp1.3 
 2. Carter, FS Debrecen1.3 
 3. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 4. Davis, Marso N.1.1 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.9 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 7. Levy, Falco-Szova0.9 
 8. Williams, Atomeromu0.7 
 9. Simovic, ZTE K.0.6 
 10. Idlet, Atomeromu0.6 



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  ICELAND   

Standings - 1 Division

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 16: Hamar - IA 92-80
Nov. 16: Reynir S. - FSU 91-88
Nov. 16: Valur - Thor AK 87-72
Nov. 16: Breidablik - Hottur 86-97
Nov. 16: Augnablik - Haukar 85-103

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 6: Hottur - Hamar
Dec. 7: Thor AK - Augnablik
Dec. 7: Haukar - Reynir S.
Dec. 7: FSU - Breidablik
Dec. 7: IA - Valur



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  ISRAEL   


Sharon leaves Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

17-year old Israeli point guard Naor Sharon (193-95) left Paris-Levallois (ProA). Sharon received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team award in 2011. He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) this year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.6ppg, 4.6rpg, Assists-3(4.7apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 68.8%.
Sharon has played previously for another French team: Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ITALY   

Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 17: Omegna - Bari 66-61
Nov. 18: Treviglio - Torino
Nov. 18: Lucca - Casalpusterlengo
Nov. 18: Reggio Calabr. - Perugia
Nov. 18: Castelletto - Ferrara
Nov. 18: Recanati - Firenze
Nov. 18: Mirandola - Bologna
Nov. 18: Latina Basket - Matera
Nov. 18: Agrigento - San Severo


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia19.8 
 2. Ferrarese, Trevigl.19.1 
 3. Casadei, Firenze17.6 
 4. Pierini, Recanati17.0 
 5. Parente, Lucca16.9 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari16.7 
 7. Milani, Latina Bas.16.4 
 8. Evangelisti, Torino16.2 
 9. Iannilli, San Seve.16.0 
 10. Circosta, Bologna16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.12.6 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.1 
 3. Benfatto, Ferrara9.0 
 4. Raminelli, Bologna9.0 
 5. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.9 
 6. Bonessio, Bari8.8 
 7. Mancin, Mirandola8.6 
 8. Casadei, Firenze8.4 
 9. Pazzi, Castelletto8.2 
 10. Baldi Rossi, Tori.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.6 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.7 
 3. Marino, Casalp.5.0 
 4. Simoncelli, Castel.4.7 
 5. Rajola, Chieti4.1 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.4.0 
 7. Caroldi, Firenze3.8 
 8. Cantone, Matera3.3 
 9. Santolamazza, Lati.3.2 
 10. Reati, Treviglio2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Parente, Lucca4.4 
 2. Tavernelli, Latina4.0 
 3. Piazza, Bologna3.9 
 4. Bonamente, Perugia3.9 
 5. Capitanelli, Firen.3.7 
 6. Losi, Mirandola3.6 
 7. Maggio, San Severo3.4 
 8. Barsanti, Lucca3.4 
 9. Sanna, Firenze3.4 
 10. Spizzichini, Ferr.3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.2.3 
 2. Raminelli, Bologna1.7 
 3. Rossi, Chieti1.3 
 4. Gagliardo, Latina1.2 
 5. Sanna, Firenze0.9 
 6. Pazzi, Castelletto0.9 
 7. Spizzichini, Ferra.0.8 
 8. Mancin, Mirandola0.8 
 9. Scarponi, San S.0.8 
 10. Iannilli, San Sev.0.8 


Gianluca Tucci confirmed as head coach of Avellino until the end of the season - by Antonello Varallo

Before the first match following the sacking of Giorgio Valli, Scandone Avellino announced that Gianluca Tucci will be the head coach not only for the game against Biella, but for the rest of the season. Tucci has written one of the most beatiful pages of history of Avellino, having won B1 League in 1996-1997, and coaching Avellino in first A2 season in 1997-1998. Tucci, born in Avellino and because of this beloved by supporters, was the youngest coach of Italian Serie A (he was only 27 years old), but was unluckly replaced in February 1998 by veteran coach Tonino Zorzi. Then, he coached Caserta, Argenta and Trapani, and also Italian University National Team. Last season, he returned to Avellino as assistant coach of Frank Vitucci, and now he has the biggest opportunity of his career.


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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 17: Jekabpils - Turiba 91-75
Nov. 14: Jurmala - Jekabpils 87-86
Nov. 14: Turiba - U18 81-64
Nov. 18: LU - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.22.1 
 2. Peiners, LU19.8 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils17.9 
 4. Sokolovs, Turiba16.0 
 5. Brown, Jurmala15.0 
 6. Apsitis, Turiba14.7 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala14.3 
 8. Berzins, Valmiera14.2 
 9. O''Brien, Jekabpils14.2 
 10. Geks, U1813.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kristaps DARGAIS
  LU
  (198-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dargais, LU8.6 
 2. Butjankovs, Valmi.8.4 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils8.3 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera8.2 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava8.0 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.9 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala7.4 
 8. Rozitis, Barons k.6.7 
 9. Archer, Liepaja6.6 
 10. Metra, Barons k.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.3 
 2. Sims, Ventspils4.8 
 3. Metra, Barons k.4.0 
 4. Peiners, LU4.0 
 5. Krumins, Valmiera4.0 
 6. Kaufmanis, Valmiera3.9 
 7. Plavnieks, U183.5 
 8. Silavs, Jelgava3.4 
 9. Brown, Jurmala3.4 
 10. Hill jr., Jekabpi.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Matiss RUDMIEZIS
  Turiba
  (190-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rudmiezis, Turiba2.4 
 2. Miezis, Barons k.2.3 
 3. Ezerskis, Liepaja2.0 
 4. Mizis, Jelgava1.9 
 5. Brown, Jurmala1.6 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.6 
 7. Sims, Ventspils1.6 
 8. Peiners, LU1.6 
 9. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.5 
 10. Ozols, Jurmala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.2.0 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.1 
 3. Mednis, Jurmala1.0 
 4. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.1.0 
 5. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Pasecniks, U180.8 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera0.8 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.0.7 



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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   

Standings

Liga Sudamericana Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Flamengo 0-0 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 0-0 
 3. Tiburones 0-0 
 4. Uniceub/BRB 0-0 
Group F
 1. Libertad S. 0-0 
 2. Obras 0-0 
 3. Penarol 0-0 
 4. Regatas C. 0-0 
Stage One Standings

Semi-Finals: Round 5

Nov. 20: Penarol - Regatas C.
Nov. 20: Obras - Libertad S.



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  LITHUANIA   

Standings - NKL

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 17: Triobet - Dzukija 90-99
Nov. 17: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Suduva-Mantinga 84-87
Nov. 17: Olimpas - Ezerunas-Karys 81-65
Nov. 17: Birstono - S.Marciulionio 75-84
Nov. 17: Nafta Universitetas - Radviliskis 75-74
Nov. 17: Silute - Perlas-MRU 75-69
Nov. 17: Statyba - Delikatesas 68-66
Nov. 17: Gargzdai - Meresta 64-71
Nov. 17: Zanavykas - Mazeikiai 56-80

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 22: Nafta Universitetas - Zalgiris-Sabonio
Nov. 23: Radviliskis - Zanavykas
Nov. 23: S.Marciulionio - Statyba
Nov. 23: Meresta - Birstono
Nov. 23: Ezerunas-Karys - Perlas-MRU
Nov. 23: Triobet - Silute
Nov. 23: Mazeikiai - Gargzdai
Nov. 23: Delikatesas - Olimpas
Nov. 23: Suduva-Mantinga - Dzukija


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.24.4 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas18.7 
 3. Kleiza, Birstono17.9 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.17.8 
 5. Sakinis, Dzukija17.0 
 6. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.16.6 
 7. Linkevicius, Triob.16.4 
 8. Pociukonis, S.Marc.15.7 
 9. Udras, Perlas-MRU15.6 
 10. Tarvydas, Statyba15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija10.6 
 2. Linkevicius, Triob.9.8 
 3. Udras, Perlas-MRU9.7 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.9.3 
 5. Jurgo, Radviliskis9.0 
 6. Gudaitis, Zalgir.7.7 
 7. Macernis, Mazeikiai7.5 
 8. Brusokas, Statyba7.4 
 9. Krestinin, S.Marc.7.4 
 10. Norkus, Nafta U.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Meres.
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.8.5 
 2. Harrison, Dzukija7.5 
 3. Zurna, Radviliskis5.6 
 4. Anuzis, Nafta U.5.2 
 5. Kuklierius, Suduva.4.9 
 6. Razutis, Olimpas4.5 
 7. Sidlauskas, Mazeik.4.3 
 8. Rakauskas, S.Marc.4.3 
 9. Bitinas, S.Marciu.4.1 
 10. Brents, Silute4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Olimpas
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Razutis, Olimpas2.8 
 2. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.7 
 3. Radavicius, Meres.2.5 
 4. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.4 
 5. Harrison, Dzukija2.3 
 6. Stanionis, Zanav.2.3 
 7. Paliukenas, Staty.2.3 
 8. Virbalas, Perla.2.3 
 9. Matutis, Gargzdai2.2 
 10. Pelss, Zanavykas2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.2 
 2. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.3 
 3. Gudaitis, Zalgir.2.1 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.2.0 
 5. Kaubrys, Silute1.5 
 6. Zvinklys, Nafta U.1.3 
 7. Staniulis, S.Marc.1.3 
 8. Macernis, Mazeikiai1.1 
 9. Tarolis, Gargzdai1.1 
 10. Petrileviciu., Bi.1.0 


NKL Round 12: Suduva-Mantinga defeats Zalgiris-Sabonio in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the NKL took place in Kaunas. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (7-5) to first ranked Suduva-Mantinga (9-3) 87-84 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zalgiris-Sabonio won third quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Suduva-Mantinga won last quarter 21-20. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Zalgiris-Sabonio helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 4 assists and forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) who added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Suduva-Mantinga maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Statyba and Mazeikiai. Zalgiris-Sabonio at the other side keeps the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Suduva-Mantinga is looking forward to face Dzukija (#5) in Alytus in the next round. Zalgiris-Sabonio will play on the road against Nafta Universitetas in Klaipeda and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game in Jonava was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Dzukija (8-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Triobet (6-6). Dzukija managed to secure a 9-point victory 99-90. The winners were led by forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) who scored that evening 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Bryan Harrison supported him with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) did not help to save the game for Triobet. Dzukija have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Dzukija maintains fifth position with 8-3 record. Triobet at the other side dropped to the tenth place with six games lost. They share the position with Perlas-MRU. Dzukija will play against league's leader Suduva-Mantinga in Marijampole in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Triobet will play at home against Silute (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Mazeikiai (9-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Zanavykas (7-5). Mazeikiai smashed Zanavykas 80-56 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zanavykas. The best player for the winners was Vytautas Pikalavicius who scored 20 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Edgaras Stanionis who recorded 19 points. Mazeikiai keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Suduva-Mantinga and Statyba. Newly promoted Zanavykas dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Mazeikiai will meet at home bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#18) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Zanavykas will play against Radviliskis (#16) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Klaipeda. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 15th ranked Radviliskis (3-9) to fourteenth ranked Nafta Universitetas (4-8) 75-74 on Saturday evening. It was a good game for Donatas Norkus who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Nafta Universitetas maintains fourteenth position with 4-8 record, which they share with Silute. Radviliskis lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth place with nine games lost. Nafta Universitetas' next round opponent will be higher ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (#6) in Kaunas and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Radviliskis will play against Zanavykas (#9).
Twelfth-ranked Delikatesas (5-7) gave a tough game to third ranked Statyba (9-3) in Vilnius on Saturday. Statyba managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Darius Tarvydas who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. Statyba keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Suduva-Mantinga and Mazeikiai. Delikatesas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with seven games lost. Statyba's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Vilnius to the arena S.Marciulionio.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 12: Perlas-MRU lost to Silute on the opponent's court 69-75. Olimpas managed to outperform Ezerunas-Karys in a home game 81-65. Meresta managed to beat Gargzdai on the road 71-64. Birstono was defeated by S.Marciulionio on its own court 75-84.


Triobet - Dzukija 90-99

The game in Jonava was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Dzukija (8-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Triobet (6-6). Dzukija managed to secure a 9-point victory 99-90. It looked good early as Triobet took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dzukija had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and Triobet was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 90-99. Dzukija made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. Dzukija players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) who scored that evening 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll., agency: Global Sports Plaza) supported him with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) did not help to save the game for Triobet. Forward Tomas Milinskas (202-90) added 21 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Dzukija have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Dzukija maintains fifth position with 8-3 record. Triobet at the other side dropped to the tenth place with six games lost. They share the position with Perlas-MRU. Dzukija will play against league's leader Suduva-Mantinga in Marijampole in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Triobet will play at home against Silute (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Triobet: M.Linkevicius 31+9reb+2ast, T.Milinskas 21+10reb+3ast, V.Kruzikas 12+8reb, H.Vorotnikovas 12+3reb+2ast, R.Juknevicius 9+1reb+5ast, A.Lencevicius 5+2reb+6ast
Dzukija: P.Sakinis 29+6reb+5ast, B.Harrison 20+5reb+13ast, G.Kurtinaitis 19+2reb+1ast, T.Skripkauskas 17+4reb+2ast, M.Reminas 7+2reb+1ast, C.Trybanski 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 201250


Zanavykas - Mazeikiai 56-80

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Mazeikiai (9-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Zanavykas (7-5). Mazeikiai smashed Zanavykas 80-56 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zanavykas. The game was mostly controlled by Mazeikiai. Zanavykas managed to win third quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was swingman Vytautas Pikalavicius (196-90) who scored 20 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) chipped in 19 points. Four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) who recorded 19 points and center Vilius Sumskis (213-84, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Mazeikiai keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Suduva-Mantinga and Statyba. Newly promoted Zanavykas dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Mazeikiai will meet at home bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#18) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Zanavykas will play against Radviliskis (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zanavykas: E.Stanionis 19+4reb+2ast, V.Sumskis 14+8reb+1ast, V.Vaiksnis 7+4reb+3ast, R.Ostreika 6+4reb, L.Valantinas 4+1reb+1ast, J.Andriuska 3+1reb+2ast
Mazeikiai: V.Pikalavicius 20+4reb+2ast, R.Giedraitis 19+2reb, A.Kojenets 13+6reb+2ast, M.Sidlauskas 12+3reb+2ast, A.Mikutis 9+8reb+2ast, O.Macernis 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 201249


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Suduva-Mantinga 84-87

The most exciting game of round 12 in the NKL took place in Kaunas. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (7-5) to first ranked Suduva-Mantinga (9-3) 87-84 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zalgiris-Sabonio won third quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Suduva-Mantinga won last quarter 21-20. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Zalgiris-Sabonio helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 4 assists and forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) who added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Four Suduva-Mantinga players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) with 20 points and 7 rebounds and center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Suduva-Mantinga maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Statyba and Mazeikiai. Zalgiris-Sabonio at the other side keeps the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Suduva-Mantinga is looking forward to face Dzukija (#5) in Alytus in the next round. Zalgiris-Sabonio will play on the road against Nafta Universitetas in Klaipeda and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: M.Grigonis 20+7reb+3ast, A.Gudaitis 14+7reb, P.Sorokas 12+7reb, V.Kariniauskas 9+3reb+5ast, J.Tamulis 8+3reb+2ast, L.Lekavicius 7+4reb+3ast
Suduva-Mantinga: Z.Kuklierius 25+1reb+4ast, A.Zibuda 16+6reb, A.Mineikis 16+7reb+6ast, M.Kalvelis 13+7reb+2ast, K.Pupinis 7+7reb+3ast, A.Krivonis 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 201247


Statyba - Delikatesas 68-66

Twelfth-ranked Delikatesas (5-7) gave a tough game to third ranked Statyba (9-3) in Vilnius on Saturday. Statyba managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. Statyba outrebounded Delikatesas 39-24 including a 25-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds and guard Martynas Paliukenas (195-93) who added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) with 13 points and guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) scored 11 points. Four Delikatesas players scored in double figures. Statyba keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Suduva-Mantinga and Mazeikiai. Delikatesas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with seven games lost. Statyba's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Vilnius to the arena S.Marciulionio.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: Z.Petraitis 13+4reb+2ast, A.Kvedaravicius 11+4reb+1ast, A.Montrimavicius 11+3reb, L.Lukosevicius 11+1reb+1ast, P.Klemas 8+2reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 7+4reb+1ast
Statyba: D.Tarvydas 18+8reb+3ast, V.Luksa 10+5reb+1ast, M.Paliukenas 10+9reb+4ast, T.Rinkunas 8+1reb, G.Marciukaitis 7+2reb, A.Zarskus 6+6reb
gschID: 201248


Nafta Universitetas - Radviliskis 75-74

A very interesting game took place in Klaipeda. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 15th ranked Radviliskis (3-9) to fourteenth ranked Nafta Universitetas (4-8) 75-74 on Saturday evening. Radviliskis was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 21-14 third quarter run of Nafta Universitetas. It was a good game for forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Julius Zurna (188-86) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Radviliskis. Four Radviliskis players scored in double figures. Nafta Universitetas maintains fourteenth position with 4-8 record, which they share with Silute. Radviliskis lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth place with nine games lost. Nafta Universitetas' next round opponent will be higher ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (#6) in Kaunas and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Radviliskis will play against Zanavykas (#9).
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: J.Jurgo 16+12reb, D.Gricius 13+3reb, V.Trepocka 12+3reb+2ast, E.Kaupaitis 12+5reb, L.Pipiras 9+2reb+2ast, J.Zurna 9+5reb+8ast
Nafta Universitetas: V.Chodosovskis 20+10reb, D.Norkus 18+11reb+5ast, D.Anuzis 16+2reb+3ast, K.Timofejevas 8+1reb, D.Zvinklys 7+2reb+1ast, H.Venskus 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 201246


Silute - Perlas-MRU 75-69

There was an upset when higher ranked Perlas-MRU (6-6) was defeated on the road by sixteenth ranked Silute (4-8) 75-69 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Darius Lavonne Brents (180-88, college: Ashland) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and center Arturas Kaubrys (205-83) who added 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Silute players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Mantas Virbalas (203-88) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds and forward Antanas Udras (202-92) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Silute moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Nafta Universitetas. Loser Perlas-MRU dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Silute will face higher ranked Triobet (#11) in Jonava in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: M.Virbalas 15+15reb+3ast, A.Udras 14+14reb, Z.Kelys 10+1reb+2ast, J.Elvikis 9+2reb+1ast, Z.Stankus 9, D.Domarkas 8+3reb+1ast
Silute: D.Lavonne Brents 22+5reb+6ast, A.Kaubrys 12+8reb+1ast, V.Pancerevas 12+4reb+4ast, M.Kasiulevicius 10+5reb, G.Pakalniskis 8+7reb, E.Saulys 7+3reb
gschID: 201253


Olimpas - Ezerunas-Karys 81-65

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Olimpas (7-5) defeated at home 13th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (5-8) 81-65 on Saturday. Olimpas forced 20 Ezerunas-Karys turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Mantas Kazonas (201-89) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) who added 7 points and 11 assists during the contest. Olimpas' coach Alidas Zukauskas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Marius Kugauda (191-76) with 20 points and 4 assists and forward Raimundas Ambrulaitis (199-82) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Ezerunas-Karys players scored in double figures. Olimpas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Ezerunas-Karys keeps the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Olimpas will face Delikatesas (#12) in Joniskis in the next round where they are favorite. Ezerunas-Karys will play at home against Perlas-MRU in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: M.Kugauda 20+2reb+4ast, R.Ambrulaitis 14+6reb, R.Sugintas 10+8reb, R.Jukonis 10+3reb+3ast, M.Janisius 6+2reb+1ast, G.Kulbis 5+3reb+2ast
Olimpas: M.Kazonas 28+6reb+1ast, R.Venskus 12+5reb+1ast, T.Domarkas 11+1reb+3ast, M.Norvaisas 9+3reb+2ast, I.Razutis 7+4reb+11ast, A.Maneikis 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 201251


Gargzdai - Meresta 64-71

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (1-11) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Meresta (9-4) 71-64 on Saturday. Meresta looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and center Deividas Keburys (202-90) who added 16 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigaitis (196-91) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Donatas Tarolis (201-94) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Gargzdai-Bremena players scored in double figures. Meresta maintains fourth position with 9-4 record. Gargzdai-Bremena lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Meresta will face Birstono (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Gargzdai-Bremena will play against the league's second-placed Mazeikiai.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: M.Grigaitis 16+5reb+6ast, D.Tarolis 16+8reb, D.Matutis 11+2reb+5ast, L.Jonuska 11+5reb+2ast, M.Martinkus 5+1reb+2ast, G.Sakalas 3+1reb+1ast
Meresta: T.Gaidamavicius 19+6reb+10ast, D.Keburys 16+4reb+1ast, L.Radavicius 10+2reb+3ast, B.Bagdonavicius 8+1reb+3ast, I.Vaitkus 8+6reb+1ast, A.Gurklys 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 201252


Birstono - S.Marciulionio 75-84

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked S.Marciulionio (7-5) beat on the road 17th ranked Birstono (3-10) 84-75 on Saturday. They outrebounded Birstono 40-28 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arvydas Gydra (206-89) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Paulius Kleiza (195-88) with 26 points and point guard Audrius Ramonaitis (180-92) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. S.Marciulionio have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Birstono keeps the seventeenth position with ten games lost. S.Marciulionio's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Vilnius Statyba.
Top scorers:
Birstono: P.Kleiza 26+3reb+3ast, A.Ramonaitis 13+8reb+3ast, D.Sabeckis 9+4reb+3ast, J.Kalnietis 8+3reb+1ast, A.Oladimeji 7+3reb, S.Raupys 3+2reb
S.Marciulionio: A.Gydra 24+3reb, G.Staniulis 17+7reb+1ast, T.Rakauskas 10+2reb+8ast, P.Lescinskas 9+1reb, R.Bitinas 8+5reb+6ast, D.Krestinin 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 201245



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  LUXEMBOURG   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: T71 - Musel Pikes 95-92 OT
Nov. 17: Sparta - Residence 79-78
Nov. 18: Etzella - Amicale
Nov. 18: Basket Esch - Black Star
Nov. 18: Soleuvre - Contern


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. McDaniel, Black S.30.0 
 2. Kennedy, Residence26.0 
 3. Green, Soleuvre25.9 
 4. Bryant, Black Star24.5 
 5. Simpson, Etzella23.1 
 6. Schumacher, T7123.0 
 7. Smith, Sparta20.4 
 8. Ulin, Sparta20.1 
 9. Pellum, Residence20.0 
 10. Frazier, Contern19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Simpson, Etzella15.4 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.11.6 
 3. Powell, Contern11.3 
 4. Sharry, T7110.7 
 5. Svitek, Basket Es.10.5 
 6. Golson, Amicale10.3 
 7. Gary, Musel Pikes10.2 
 8. Kennedy, Residence9.8 
 9. Frazier, Contern9.8 
 10. Smith, Sparta9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (181-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ulin, Sparta6.3 
 2. Bryant, Black Star4.4 
 3. Biever, Basket Es.4.3 
 4. Schartz, Amicale4.3 
 5. Golson, Amicale4.0 
 6. Schwartz, Musel P.4.0 
 7. Smith, Sparta4.0 
 8. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.7 
 9. Green, Soleuvre3.5 
 10. Jeitz, Amicale3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jones, Contern2.6 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.2.4 
 3. Kennedy, Residence2.4 
 4. Bryant, Black Star2.1 
 5. Simpson, Etzella2.0 
 6. Jeitz, Amicale1.8 
 7. Sharry, T711.8 
 8. Schmit, Musel Pikes1.7 
 9. Green, Soleuvre1.6 
 10. Delgado, Etzella1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. McDaniel, Black S.1.5 
 2. Sharry, T711.2 
 3. Gary, Musel Pikes1.2 
 4. Powell, Contern1.0 
 5. Pelham, Soleuvre1.0 
 6. Fisher, Amicale0.9 
 7. Hoffmann, Sparta0.7 
 8. Hublart, Sparta0.7 
 9. Gindt, Sparta0.6 
 10. Bissener, Etzella0.6 



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  MONTENEGRO   

Standings - 1A

1A Standings
 1. Sutjeska 5-0 
 2. Teodo Tivat 5-0 
 3. Mornar Bar 4-1 
 4. Lovcen 3-2 
 5. Ulcinj 2-2 
 6. Danilovgrad 2-3 
 7. Ibar Rozaje 2-3 
 8. Jedinstvo 1-3 
 9. Centar BP 0-5 
 10. Primorje 0-5 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: Ibar Rozaje - Centar BP 90-81
Nov. 17: Sutjeska - ABS Primorje 86-65
Nov. 17: Teodo Tivat - Lovcen 81-72
Nov. 17: Mornar Bar - Danilovgrad 78-67
Nov. 18: Jedinstvo - Ulcinj


Standings - 1B

1B Standings
 1. Gorstak 4-0 
 2. KK Zeta 2011 4-0 
 3. S.Centar 3-2 
 4. Pljevlja 3-2 
 5. Un.Mediteran 2-3 
 6. Buducnost II 2-3 
 7. Berane 2010 1-3 
 8. KK Zeta 1-3 
 9. Gusinje 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: S.Centar - Gusinje 90-66
Nov. 17: KK Zeta - Pljevlja 80-88
Nov. 17: Un.Mediteran - Gorstak 62-71
Nov. 17: KK Zeta 2011 - Buducnost II 59-45


Adriatic League: Buducnost prevail against Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Zadar 76:60

Buducnost registered the fifth win in Adriatic League season. They shot down Zadar in Podgorica tonight. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) accounted for 15 points to lead well-balanced effort from the hosts. Zadar suffered the sixth loss in the season.
Buducnost strongly entered the game. They erupted for 26 points in the first ten minutes to take an 8-point lead. Buducnost maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Montenegrin side accumulated a 41:28 halftime advantage. Buducnost kept in front throughout the third term. The hosts gained a 61:45 lead with ten minutes remaining. Buducnost and Zadar traded baskets in the final frame as the hosts cruised to the victory. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points, while Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Mihailovic (193-G-90) produced 9 points apiece in the victory. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Zadar. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) netted 9 points in the losing effort.

Buducnost: Gerald Lee 15, Cedomir Vitkovac 14, Nikola Ivanovic 9, Vladimir Mihailovic 9
Zadar: Jozo Brkic 14, Romeo Travis 9



EBL Round 5: Teodo and Sutjeska keep the perfect score - by Darko Pekic

Even after the 5th Round of Erste Basketball League nothing changed in the upper part of the table- Teodo and Sutjeska, currently two strongest teams in the League, are still unbeaten, Mornar had a lot of trouble with Danilovgrad, while in the avoid relegation battle Ibar got an easy win against Centar Bijelo Polje

Teodo otscored Lovcen (81:72) in a hard battle where the guests had the lead for most of the game but the 4th quarter was decisive and Teodo got another win. Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) shined once again with 26 points and 10 rebounds, Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) scored 16 points and Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) and Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) added 14 points each. In the guest team, Petar Stojanovic (185-PG-90) scored 19 points.

Sutjeska had no problems with Primorje 1945 (86:65). Nikola Pavlicevic (192-SG-88) scored 18 points for the home team and Nikola Zizic (195-G-94) and Milos Kuveljic (196-G/F-91) added 15 points each. For Primorje Stefan Arapovic (191-G/F-90) scored 18 points.

Mornar underestimated the young squad from Danilovgrad and the team coached by Borivoje Stanisic even had a lead at the halftime (35:32) but at the end of the night they returned home with another lost game on their shoulders (78:67). Mornar is not in great shape this year but Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) saved them tonight with 15 points and 17 rebounds. For the guests the young center Vladimir Mrdak (205-C-94) scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds.

Ibar won an important game at home and made a step forward the salvation (90:81). Brandon Roberson (180-PG, college: Missouri Baptist) had a great game once again with 20 points in 28 minutes on the floor. he was assisted by the experienced Mersudin Kosuta who scored 19 and Marko Perovic with 16 points. In the club from Bijelo Polje Aaron Mitchell (187-G, college: Longwood) and Dusan Korac (210-C-91) scored 17 points each.

Tomorow Jedinstvo will face Ulcinj at home.



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. New York K. 6-1 
 2. Boston C. 6-4 
 3. Brooklyn N. 5-2 
 4. Philadelph.76 5-4 
 5. Toronto R. 2-7 
Central Div.
 1. Milwaukee B. 6-2 
 2. Chicago B. 5-4 
 3. Indiana P. 4-6 
 4. Cleveland C. 2-7 
 5. Detroit P. 1-9 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 8-3 
 2. Atlanta H. 4-4 
 3. Charlotte B. 4-4 
 4. Orlando M. 3-5 
 5. Washington W. 0-8 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 7-3 
 2. Minnesota T. 5-4 
 3. Utah Jazz 5-6 
 4. Portland TB 4-5 
 5. Denver N. 4-6 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 7-2 
 2. Golden St.W. 5-4 
 3. LA Lakers 4-5 
 4. Phoenix Suns 4-7 
 5. Sacramento K. 2-7 
Southwest Div.
 1. Memphis G. 8-1 
 2. San Antonio S. 8-2 
 3. Dallas M. 6-5 
 4. Houston R. 4-5 
 5. N.Orleans H. 3-5 

Regular Season: Round 19

Nov. 17: Cleveland C. - Dallas M. 95-103
Nov. 17: Phoenix Suns - Miami Heat 88-97
Nov. 17: Charlotte B. - Memphis G. 87-94
Nov. 17: Washington W. - Utah Jazz 76-83
Nov. 17: San Antonio S. - Denver N. 126-100
Nov. 17: Milwaukee B. - N.Orleans H. 117-113
Nov. 17: Boston C. - Toronto R. 107-89
Nov. 17: LA Clippers - Chicago B. 101-80

Regular Season: Round 20

Nov. 18: New York K. - Indiana P.
Nov. 18: Toronto R. - Orlando M.
Nov. 18: Philadelph.76 - Cleveland C.
Nov. 18: Sacramento K. - Brooklyn N.
Nov. 18: Oklah.City T. - Golden St.W.
Nov. 18: Detroit P. - Boston C.
Nov. 18: Portland TB - Chicago B.
Nov. 18: LA Lakers - Houston R.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-SG-78)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers26.9 
 2. Harden, Houston R.26.7 
 3. James, Miami Heat24.5 
 4. Durant, Oklah.Ci.24.5 
 5. Irving, Cleveland24.4 
 6. Anthony, New Y.23.3 
 7. Aldridge, Portland.21.4 
 8. Mayo, Dallas M.21.3 
 9.