EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/23/2012 4:04:01 AM

Copyright 1997-2012 Eurobasket
WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site!
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the report, nor will you attempt to do so.
More info:www.eurobasket.com


Men News

*****************************************************
  ARGENTINA   



South American League 2012: Regatas topple Obras in double-overtime - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes - Obras Sanitarias 90:89 (2OT)

Regatas Corrientes survived a double-overtime thriller to snatch a narrow win over Obras Sanitarias in Liga Sudamericana semifinal stage. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record in Group F. Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) drained a late triple in the second overtime to bring victory to Regatas.
Obras Sanitarias started slow scoring just 9 points in the first term. However they went for 24 points in the second quarter to take a 33:23 halftime lead. Regatas exploded with 26 points in the third quarter to narrow the deficit. They got within striking distance late in regulation. Paolo Quinteros came up for Regatas to knot things up sending the game into overtime. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the first extra period. They ended it in a 13:13 draw. Obras pulled in front in the second overtime but Paolo Quinteros stepped up for Regatas once again sinking a crucial win. He finished with 26 points and 12 boards for the winners. Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) added 15 points, 11 boards and 4 assists for Regatas. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) answered with 25 points and 16 boards for Obras. Ryan Humphrey (203-C/F-79, college: Notre Dame) provided 16 points in the loss.

Regatas Corrientes: Paolo Quinteros 26+12 boards, Federico Kammerichs 15+11 boards, Nicolas Romano 15
Obras Sanitarias: Juan Gutierrez 25+16 boards, Ryan Humphrey 16



South American League 2012: Libertad snatch win over Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Libertad Sunchales - Penarol 80:78

Libertad Sunchales gained a crucial victory over Penarol to remain in the title race at the Liga Sudamericana. Ricardo Sanchez (212-C-87) nailed three free throws late in regulation to give Libertad a vital 2-point victory at the end. He finished with 17 points to pace the effort.
Penarol enjoyed a comfortable start to the game. They posted a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Penarol secured a 41:30 halftime advantage. Penarol stretched the margin to 12 points at the final intermission. But Libertad refused to surrender. They went on a massive rescue rally in the final period to surge ahead late in regulation. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) tried to force overtime but missed a buzzer-beating layup. Jonatan Treise (186-PG-85) finished with 12 points, while Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) and Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina) added 10 points each for the winners. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) answered with 24 points for Penarol. Facundo Campazzo provided 17 points and 8 assists in the loss.

Libertad Sunchales: Ricardo Sanchez 17, Jonatan Treise 12, Alejandro Alloatti 10, Gabriel Mikulas 10
Penarol: David Teague 24, Facundo Campazzo 17



*****************************************************
  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 22: Wildcats - Breakers 89-64
Nov. 23: Taipans - Kings
Nov. 24: Crocodiles - Wildcats
Nov. 25: Tigers - Hawks


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Madgen, Kings20.1 
 2. Deleon, Hawks16.9 
 3. Jackson, Breakers15.7 
 4. Tragardh, Taipans15.6 
 5. Scott, Tigers15.3 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats15.1 
 7. Knight, 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: 8.6
 1. Scott, Tigers8.6 
 2. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.3 
 4. Holmes, Crocodiles7.3 
 5. Crosswhite, Kings7.2 
 6. Forman, Hawks7.0 
 7. Petrie, 36ers6.9 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.9 
 9. Lazare, Kings6.9 
 10. Schenscher, 36ers6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.9 
 2. Braswell, Tigers5.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.4 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.0 
 5. Henry, Kings3.6 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.4 
 7. Redhage, Wildcats3.0 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.9 
 9. Martin, Hawks2.9 
 10. Wilson, Taipans2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Tigers
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Braswell, Tigers2.4 
 2. Jackson, Breakers2.4 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.6 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles1.5 
 5. Edwards, Taipans1.4 
 6. Henry, Kings1.4 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.4 
 8. Martin, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.3 
 10. Boucher, Breakers1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.1 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.6 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers1.3 
 4. Forman, Hawks1.1 
 5. Garlepp, Kings1.1 
 6. Ballinger, Tigers0.8 
 7. Boucher, Breakers0.7 
 8. Hudson, Breakers0.7 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Tragardh, Taipans0.6 



*****************************************************
  BOSNIA   


Limoges released Edin Bavcic - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) released 28-year old Bosnian power forward Edin Bavcic (209-110kg-84, agency: Beo Basket). In 7 ProB games he played this season he had just 2.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
In 2006 Bavcic was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (56th overall).
His team made it to the Greek League Semifinals in 2011.
Bavcic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention back in 2008. He represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Bavcic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Koeln 99ers), Italy (Cantu, Enel Brindisi and Vanoli Cremona), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Turkey (Kepez Bld), Ukraine (Khimik) and Greece (Aris and KAO Dramas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  BULGARIA   


Balkan League: Teodo Tivat record fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

Teodo Tivat - Rilski Sportist 84:74

Teodo Tivat remained undefeated in Balkan League season. They held off visiting Rilski Sportist for the fourth straight win in Group B. Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 20 points to pace the hosts.
Rilski got to the better start. They ensured a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Teodo Tivat gradually took over. The Montenegrin side erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 39:38 halftime lead. Teodo Tivat boosted the gap in the third quarter. They accumulated a 5-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. The hosts raised the pressure in the final ten minutes. They limited the Bulgarian opponents at 17 points and ran to the victory at the end. Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) provided 18 points, while Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) added 16 points and 11 boards in the win. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Rilski Sportist. Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86) had 14 points in the loss.

Teodo Tivat: Savo Djikanovic 20, Sinisa Tepavcevic 18, Aleksandar Radulovic 16+11 boards
Rilski Sportist: Hristo Zahariev 17, Stanislav Slaveykov 14



*****************************************************
  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 21: Laval - UQAM 87-67
Nov. 22: Calgary - Mount Royal
Nov. 23: Calgary - Mount Royal
Nov. 23: Cape Breton - St.Mary''s
Nov. 23: UPEI - Acadia
Nov. 23: St.Francis X. - Dalhousie
Nov. 23: Laurentian - Waterloo
Nov. 23: Western - Toronto Univ.
Nov. 23: Carleton - Lakehead
Nov. 23: Ottawa - Guelph
Nov. 23: York - Laurier
Nov. 23: Windsor - Ryerson
Nov. 23: Brock - Queen''s
Nov. 23: Saskatchewan - UBC
Nov. 23: Lethbridge - UNBC
Nov. 23: Alberta - Victoria
Nov. 23: TWU - Winnipeg
Nov. 23: TRU - Regina
Nov. 23: UFV - Manitoba
Nov. 23: UBC Okanagan - Brandon



*****************************************************
  CROATIA   


EuroLeague: Emporio Armani defeat Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

Emporio Armani - Cedevita 75:60

Emporio Armani clinched the third Euroleague win this season. They prevailed against Cedevita in Milan. Antonis Fotsis (209-F-81) notched 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Italian team.
Emporio Armani eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes of action. Cedevita surged ahead in the second term. They snatched a 37:36 halftime lead. But the third term turned disastrous for the visitors. Emporio Armani changed the complexion of the game. The hosts went on a massive 25:9 run to pile up a 15-point lead before the final period. The teams exchanged the baskets throughout the final frame as Emporio Armani kept Cedevita at safe distance. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) and Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) answered with 15 points for Cedevita. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) had 9 points each in the losing case.

Emporio Armani: Antonis Fotsis 15, Ioannis Bourousis 11, Keith Langford 11
Cedevita: Miro Bilan 15, Bracey Wright 9, Predrag Suput 9



*****************************************************
  CZECH REPUBLIC   


BC Kolin and Jiri Jelinek Part Ways - by Surujh Roopnarine

BC Kolin (7-4) and forward Jiri Jelinek (203-F-87) have mutually agreed to part ways. Jelinek, a 6-8 forward has been with Kolin since the 2009-10 season and appeared in 11 contests this year, averaging 9.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18 minutes per game. The 25-year old Jelinkek began his career with Pardubice and has competed internationally for the Czech Republic in World University Games competitions as well as U20 National Team in the past. A valuable contributor to the club the past two seasons, it will be interesting to see how Kolin replaces his productivity.


*****************************************************
  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 12-0 
 2. Bakken 11-1 
 3. Horsens IC 9-4 
 4. SISU 8-4 
 5. Naestved 6-6 
 6. Aarhus BC 5-7 
 7. Horsholm 4-9 
 8. Randers 3-9 
 9. Vaerlose 2-10 
 10. Aalborg 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Nov. 22: Bakken - Naestved 87-83 OT
Nov. 21: Aarhus BC - Randers 83-77

Regular Season: Round 16

Nov. 28: Naestved - Aalborg
Nov. 28: Svendborg - Randers
Nov. 29: Bakken - Vaerlose
Nov. 29: Aarhus BC - SISU


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Rutherford, Svend.25.5 
 2. Colas, Randers25.5 
 3. Ocana, Randers21.2 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.9 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 6. Walker, Naestved20.1 
 7. Tomko, Bakken19.9 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC19.5 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose19.2 
 10. Darboe, Svendborg18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Colas, Randers14.6 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.3 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.8 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.7 
 6. Walker, Naestved8.7 
 7. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.6 
 9. Thomann, Horse.7.5 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.1 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.4 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Jonsson, Aarhus BC5.1 
 6. Murphy, Naestved5.1 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.6 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.3 
 9. Tomko, Bakken4.3 
 10. Nielsen, Bakken4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.4 
 2. Delk, Vaerlose2.3 
 3. Tomko, Bakken2.3 
 4. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 8. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.9 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Svend.2.4 
 2. Colas, Randers2.3 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.4 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Smith, SISU1.1 
 7. Thomann, Horse.1.0 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 10. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 


Ligaen Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Fifth-ranked Naestved (6-6) made lots of trouble for second ranked Bakken (11-1) in Aarhus on Thursday. Bakken managed to secure only four-point victory 87-83. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80, college: San Jose City JC) who scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Bakken have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 11-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Naestved at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Bakken will face Vaerlose (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against Aalborg (#10).

Bakken - Naestved 87-83 OT

Fifth-ranked Naestved (6-6) made lots of trouble for second ranked Bakken (11-1) in Aarhus on Thursday. Bakken managed to secure only four-point victory 87-83. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-14. But Naestved won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Naestved used huge pressure winning it 21-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 12-16. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) who recorded 25 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian guard Alexander Murphy (183-88) added 18 points and 8 assists respectively. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. Bakken have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 11-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Naestved at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Bakken will face Vaerlose (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against Aalborg (#10).
Top scorers:
Bakken: N.Iversen 26+5reb+4ast, C.Tomko 13+4reb+6ast, J.Jensen 10+2reb+1ast, H.Falsvig 8+5reb+1ast, A.Jakobsen 6+2reb+2ast, F.Nielsen 6+6reb+1ast
Naestved: C.Walker 25+7reb, A.Murphy 18+4reb+8ast, M.Frandsen 12+9reb+3ast, N.Brasas 12+7reb+1ast, J.Benjamin 9+8reb+3ast, S.Mjos 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 195279


Aarhus BC - Randers 83-77

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Randers (3-9) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked Aarhus BC (5-7) 83-77 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 6 points. Aarhus BC forced 19 Randers turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Aarhus BC especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. International guard Rasmus Soby Dalboge (191-89) chipped in 24 points and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds and forward Christian Nielsen (201-86, college: Wagner) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Randers' coach Morten Hansen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aarhus BC maintains sixth place with 5-7 record. Randers lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Aarhus BC will face higher ranked SISU (#4) in Copenhagen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Randers will play on the road against the league's leader Svendborg (#1).
Top scorers:
Aarhus BC: R.Soby Dalboge 24+2reb+2ast, R.Dezouvre 18+5reb+6ast, R.Laier 15+3reb+2ast, H.Petkov 8+10reb+1ast, G.Valentinusson 8+6reb+1ast, A.Elsner 7+3reb+4ast
Randers: B.Colas 21+18reb+2ast, C.Nielsen 19+5reb+5ast, M.Ortega 17+7reb+3ast, C.Jorgensen 9+3reb, D.Ocana 8+4reb+2ast, P.Nielsen 2+2reb
gschID: 195278



Nicolai Iversen claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Bakken and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 32-year old power forward had the game-high 26 points adding five rebounds and four assists for Bakken in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Naestved (#5, 6-6) in overtime 87-83. Bakken maintains the 2nd position in Danish Ligaen. Bakken has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 11-1. In the team's last game Iversen had a remarkable 84.6% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Bakken and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Nicolai Iversen averages this season 16.2ppg and 6.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. Colas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Randers lost that game 77-83 to slightly higher-ranked Aarhus BC (#6, 5-7). Randers is still second from the bottom in the standings. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Randers managed to get this year. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.5ppg (#2). He also registered 14.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved (#5). Walker scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Walker's great performance Naestved lost 83-87in overtime to the higher-ranked Bakken (#2, 11-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Naestved needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 6 lost games. Walker has a great season in Denmark. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.1ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rasmus Soby Dalboge (191-G-89) of Aarhus BC - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Alexander Murphy (183-G-88) of Naestved - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Randy Dezouvre (195-F/G-87) of Aarhus BC - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Chad Tomko (180-PG-89) of Bakken - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Christian Nielsen (201-F-86) of Randers - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Mads Frandsen (203-C/F-90) of Naestved - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



*****************************************************
  D-LEAGUE   


D-Fenders 2012-13 Opening Day Roster Announced - by Surujh Roopnarine

To bring their training camp roster of 16 players down to 10, the Los Angeles D-Fenders made the following moves yesterday in preparation for next week's home-opener versus the Idaho Stampede. The club placed Cecil Brown (6'4''-SG-83, college: UCSB) and Renardo Sidney (6'10''-F-89, college: Mississippi St.) on the inactive list and waived Rashad Bishop (6'6''-F-88, college: Cincinnati) (Cincinnati), Mamadou Diarra (7'0''-F-88, college: Chaminade) (Chaminade), Augustine Okosun (6'11''-C-86, college: Northwood, FL) (Northwood) and Tristan Thompson (6'5''-G-88, college: N.Texas) (North Texas).

2012-13 Los Angeles D-Fenders
Darnell Dodson (6'7''-F-89, college: S.Mississippi) - Trade
Jarrid Famous (6'10''-C/F-88, college: S.Florida) - Trade
Gary Flowers (6'8''-F-86, college: S.Mississippi) - Returning
Courtney Fortson (5'11''-PG-88, college: Arkansas) - Returning
Orien Greene (6'4''-G-82, college: La-Lafayette) - Returning
Phillip Michael Jones (6'10''-C/F-85, college: Charlotte) - Draft Pick
Kevin Kruger (6'1''-PG-83, college: UNLV) - Player Rights
Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80, college: Meridian CC) - Returning
Eniel Polynice (6'5''-G-88, college: Seton Hall) - Draft Pick
Anthony Stover (6'10''-C-90, college: UCLA) - Local Tryout


Cecil Brown* - Draft Pick

Renardo Sidney* - Local Tryout

*Denotes Player on Inactive List



Austin Toros Announce 2012-13 NBA D-League Opening Day Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

The reigning NBA D-League Champion Austin Toros have finalized their 2012-13 opening day roster in advance of next week's opening game versus the Texas Legends.
The final cuts of training camp were Maurice McNeil (6'9''-F-87, college: Houston) and P.J. Alawoya (6'8''-F-88, college: McNeese St.), while JaMychal Green (6'8''-F-90, college: Alabama) and Alexis Wangmene (6'7''-F/C-89, college: Texas) were placed on the inactive roster. The current roster is now at 10 players. Highlighting the 10-man roster is last season's MVP Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) as well as NBA veteran guard Luther Head (6'3''-G-82, college: Illinois).

2012-13 Austin Toros Roster
Aubrey Coleman (6'4''-G-87, college: Houston)
Jazwyn Cowan (6'8''-PF-83, college: Hampton)
Justin Dentmon
Luther Head
Tre Kelley (6'0''-PG-85, college: S.Carolina)
Jamarr Sanders (6'4''-G-88, college: UAB)
Patrick Sullivan (6'9''-C-88, college: SE Louisiana)
Kyle Weaver (6'6''-G-86, college: Washington St.)
Tyler Wilkerson (6'8''-F-88, college: Marshall)
Wesley Witherspoon (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Memphis)



Maine Red Claws Announce 2012-13 Opening Night Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

Buoyed by the assignments of Boston Celtics rookies Kris Joseph (6'7''-F-88, college: Syracuse) and Fabricio Melo (7'0''-C-90, college: Syracuse), the Maine Red Claws announced their 2012-13 opening night roster in advance of tonights season tip-off versus the Canton Charge.

2012-13 Maine Red Claws
Shelvin Mack (6'3''-G-90, college: Butler)
Raheem Singleton (6'0''-PG-89, college: Maine)
Xavier Silas (6'5''-G-88, college: N.Illinois)
Micah Downs (6'8''-G/F-86, college: Gonzaga)
Jeremiah Rivers (6'5''-G-87, college: Indiana)*
Chamberlain Oguchi (6'6''-SG-86, college: Illinois St.)
Omar Reed (6'7''-F/G-87, college: Bluefield)
Kris Joseph **
Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88, college: Dayton)
Fabricio Melo **
Brian Cusworth (7'0''-C-84, college: Harvard)
Scott VanderMeer (7'0''-C-86, college: Ill.-Chicago)
Chris Ayer (6'10''-C-83, college: Loyola Mary)


* Indicates player is on Inactive List
** Indicates player is on assignment from Boston Celtics



Bakersfield Jam Announce 2012-13 Opening Night Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

A surprise Semifinalist last season, the Bakersfield Jam are back and ready for the start of the 2012-13 NBA D-League season.
The club announced their opening night 10-man roster in preparation for their opening game tomorrow night versus the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
To reach the 10-player limit the club waived Trevon Harmon (6'1''-PG-89, college: Cleveland St.), Bo Ingram (6'5''-SF-90, college: Texas Arlington), Jamel McGuire (6'5''-G-87, college: CSU San Marcos) and Austen Powers (6'8''-F-87, college: Seattle) while placing Tiny Gallon (6'9''-F-91, college: Oklahoma) and Cameron Tatum (6'7''-G-88, college: Tennessee) on the inactive list.

2012-13 Bakersfield Jam
Brian Butch (6'11''-C/F-84, college: Wisconsin)
Chris Cooper (6'9''-F-90, college: ODU)
Stephen Dennis (6'6''-G-87, college: Kutztown)
Shan Foster (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Vanderbilt)
Damion James (6'7''-F-87, college: Texas)
Adam Koch (6'8''-F-88, college: N.Iowa)
Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, college: Fresno St.)
Jerel McNeal (6'3''-G-87, college: Marquette)
Ismail Muhammad (6'6''-F-83, college: Georgia Tech)
James Nunnally (6'7''-G/F-90, college: UCSB)



Iowa Energy Announce 2012-13 Opening Night Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

One season removed from claiming the 2011 NBA D-league title, the Iowa Energy will look to rebound from last seasons' 5th place finish and look to return to their winning ways.
Rookie forward Quincy Miller-Scott (6'9''-F-92, college: Baylor), on assignment from the Denver Nuggets is the marquee talent on a roster full of players looking to prove themselves.

2012-13 Iowa Energy
Mustapha Farrakhan (6'4''-G-88, college: Virginia)
Eric Frederick (6'8''-F-88, college: Texas Wesleyan)
Justin Hurtt (6'5''-G-88, college: Tulsa)
Terrence Jennings (6'9''-F-88, college: Louisville)
Kenny Lawson (6'9''-C-88, college: Creighton)
Liam McMorrow (7'2''-C-87, college: Tenn Tech)
** Quincy Miller-Scott
Dominique Morrison (6'6''-F-89, college: ORU)
Nick Murphy (6'4''-G/F-88, college: Jacksonville St.)
Ben Strong (6'11''-C-86, college: Guilford)
Chris Wright (6'1''-PG-89, college: Georgetown)

** On assignment from Denver Nuggets



Fort Wayne Mad Ants Get Indiana Pacers Rookies Miles Plumlee and Orlando Johnson on Assignment - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Indiana Pacers announced that rookies Miles Plumlee (6'10''-PF-88, college: Duke) and Orlando Johnson (6'5''-G/F-89, college: UCSB) will be assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for two games this weekend. This is the first time the Pacers have assigned players to their NBA D-League affiliate.
Plumlee, a 6-10, 245-pound center/forward who was the Pacers first-round pick last June (26th overall), has played in four games this season, scoring four points and pulling down five rebounds. Johnson, a 6-5 guard who was a second-round pick that the Pacers acquired from Sacramento on draft night, has played in two games, but hasnt scored.
Fort Wayne hosts Erie Friday night and Maine Sunday. The two players will re-join the Pacers for their three-game western road trip next week

With their assigment, the Mad Ants roster has been expanded to 12 players, which is now allowed in cases where NBA players are on assignment.

2012-13 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Mike Anderson (6'7''-F-86, college: VCU)
Dairese Gary (6'1''-PG-88, college: N.Mexico)
Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso)
JaJuan Johnson (6'10''-F-89, college: Purdue)
Darryl Partin (6'6''-G-87, college: Boston U.)
Sadiel Rojas (6'4''-G/F-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan)
Walker Russell (6'0''-G-82, college: Jacksonville St.)
Sean Sonderleiter (6'9''-C-80, college: Iowa)
Bernard Toombs (6'10''-C-87, college: Troy)
Jason Warren (6'7''-F/G-84, college: Missouri Western)
** Miles Plumlee
** Orlando Johnson

**On assignment from NBA



Idaho Stampede Announce 2012-13 NBA D-League Opening Night Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

Headlined by veteran guard Coby Karl (6'5''-G-83, college: Boise St.) and a pair of promising Justin's (Harper and Holiday), the Idaho Stampede have announced their 10-man opening night roster for the 2012-13 NBA D-League season.
A well-renowned franchise, the Stampede are coming off of back-to-back disappointing seasons and will look to return to their glory days when back in 2008 they captured the D-League Championship.

2012-13 Idaho Stampede
Paul Carter (6'9''-F-87, college: Ill.-Chicago)
Jason Ellis (6'7''-F-82, college: Boise St.)
Sean Evans (6'8''-F-88, college: St.John's)
Garrett Green (6'11''-F-89, college: San Diego St.)
Justin Harper (6'10''-F-89, college: Richmond)
Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89, college: Washington)
Coby Karl
Jai Lucas (5'10''-G-88, college: Texas)
Durrell Summers (6'5''-G-89, college: Michigan St.)
Seth Tarver (6'5''-G/F-88, college: Oregon St.)



Reno Bighorns Announce 2012-13 Opening Night Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

Re-stocked and re-tooled for the new season, the 2012-13 Reno Bighorns are looking to rebound from a sub-par 2011-12 season and will field a very talented and experienced roaster this season. NBA assignee Tyler Honeycutt (6'8''-F-90, college: UCLA) will provide the youth while veterans Garrett Temple (6'6''-G-86, college: LSU), Dontell Jefferson (6'5''-G-83, college: Arkansas) and company will be tough covers for the rest of the league on most nights.

2012-13 Reno Bighorns
Will Blalock (6'0''-PG-83, college: Iowa St.)
Tyler Honeycutt*
Darnell Jackson (6'8''-F-85, college: Kansas)
Dontell Jefferson
Marcus Landry (6'7''-F-85, college: Wisconsin)
Jack McClinton (6'1''-PG-85, college: Miami, FL)
Anthony Richardson (6'7''-F-83, college: Florida St.)
Ralph Sampson III (6'11''-F/C-90, college: Minnesota)
Garrett Temple
Dar Tucker (6'4''-SF-88, college: De Paul)

* On assignment from NBA



Erie BayHawks Announce 2012-13 Opening Day Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Erie Bayhawks, the official D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, made the final moves to bring their roster down to an opening night 10 players.
The club announced that they have released Malik Cooke (6'6''-F-89, college: S.Carolina) and Ryan Anderson (6'4''-G-87, college: Nebraska), while placing veteran forward Marvin Phillips (6'7''-F-83, college: Claflin) on the inactive list.
Cooke was Erie's fourth round selection in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft. He averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during his senior season with the Gamecocks.
Anderson was acquired following Eries open tryout in October. He spent part of last season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, scoring 7.8 points per game while shooting 48.4% from three.
Phillips was acquired in a mid-season trade from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season. He averaged 7.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the season. Players can be placed on the inactive list without injury for a maximum of seven days before they have to be released or traded.
Three of the players who made the opening day roster, Oscar Bellfield (6'2''-PG-90, college: UNLV), Henry Sims (6'10''-C-90, college: Georgetown) and Mychel Thompson (6'7''-F-88, college: Pepperdine) were in training camp with the Knicks this offseason.

2012-13 Erie BayHawks Roster
Tirrell Baines (6'6''-F-86, college: Marshall)
Oscar Bellfield
Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88, college: Oakland)
Brandon Bowdry (6'7''-F-88, college: E.Michigan)
Nicholas Covington (6'2''-G-85, college: Oklahoma City)
Demonte Harper (6'4''-G-89, college: Morehead St.)
D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, college: St.John's)
Henry Sims
Danny Sumner (6'7''-F-87, college: William & Mary)
Mychel Thompson



Thunder Assign Liggins, Orton to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Deandre Liggins (6'6''-G-88, college: Kentucky) and center Daniel Orton (6'10''-F-90, college: Kentucky) to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. During the 2012-13 season, Liggins has appeared in four games for the Thunder logging a total of 11 minutes. Orton has seen action in one game scoring two points in two minutes of action versus Cleveland on Nov. 11th.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Warriors waive Japeth Aguilar - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz Warriors released 27-year old Filipino center Japeth Aguilar (208-102kg-85, college: W.Kentucky).
This summer (three years after he left the college) Aguilar was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in seventh round (109th overall).
The former Western Kentucky University star is in his fourth season in pro basketball. Aguilar won PBA Philippine Cup championship title and made it to the cup final.
He was voted Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Philippine Cup Center of the Year in 2012. Aguilar represented Philippines at the Asian Championships in Wuhan (China) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 56.5%, FT: 70.0%.
Aguilar has played also professionally in Philippines (Talk N Text, Air21 Express and Smart Gilas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 10-0 
 2. Tarvas 8-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 6-5 
 4. Rapla 5-3 
 5. Valga 5-5 
 6. TTU 3-4 
 7. Parnu 2-5 
 8. Hito/Johvi 1-8 
 9. Tln Kalev 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 21: TTU - Tln Kalev 85-76
Nov. 22: Kalev/Cramo - Tarvas 69-95
Nov. 18: Hito/Johvi - Rapla 69-82
Nov. 18: Parnu - Tarvas 67-93

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 23: Tarvas - TTU
Nov. 24: Rapla - Parnu
Nov. 25: Parnu - TTU
Nov. 30: TTU - Hito/Johvi


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Laksa, Tarvas17.8 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.4 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas16.4 
 5. Laur, Hito/Johvi15.0 
 6. Pilk, Rapla14.5 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.4 
 8. Akenparg, TTU13.7 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas13.3 
 10. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu12.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.0 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas8.9 
 4. Grim, Valga7.9 
 5. Cunda, Valga7.3 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla7.1 
 7. Grafs, Valga7.1 
 8. Arnold, TTU7.0 
 9. Keedus, TTU6.8 
 10. Tambre, Hito/Johvi6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  TU/Rock
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.0 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.8 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.3 
 6. Laane, Rapla4.1 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi4.1 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.0 
 9. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.6 
 10. Pilk, Rapla2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tamm, Tarvas3.0 
 2. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 4. Akenparg, TTU2.3 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Keedus, TTU1.8 
 7. Cunda, Valga1.7 
 8. Laksa, Tarvas1.6 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.4 
 10. Tambre, Hito/Johvi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Arnold, TTU1.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.9 
 3. Saks, Tarvas0.9 
 4. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 5. Grim, Valga0.8 
 6. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.6 
 7. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.6 
 8. Matulionis, Parnu0.5 
 9. Vahter, Tln Kalev0.5 
 10. Grafs, Valga0.5 


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

33-year old swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-G/F-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Tarvas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed Parnu (#7, 2-5) with 26-point margin 93-67. Tarvas was forced-out from the top positions in Estonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tarvas will need more victories to improve their 8-4 record. In the team's last game Umbrasko had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Tarvas and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Umbrasko has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 13.3ppg) and averages solid 41.3% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Renato Lindmets (200-F-84). He is naturalized American forward in his first season at Tarvas. In the last game Lindmets recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Of course together with Umbrasko he helped Tarvas with another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#3, 6-5) 95-69. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tarvas consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 8-4 record is not bad at all. Lindmets is a newcomer at Tarvas and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.4ppg (#4). He also registered 8.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Andre Parn (202-F-77) of Rapla (#4). Parn scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Rapla, leading his team to a 82-69 easy win against the lower-ranked Hito/Johvi (#8, 1-8). Rapla needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Parn has a very solid season. In 8 games in Estonia he scored 12.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas - 30 points and 5 rebounds
5. Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marc Campbell (180-G-86) of Tln Kalev - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) of Tarvas - 21 points and 5 rebounds
8. Osvaldas Matulionis (200-F-91) of Parnu - 24 points and 6 rebounds
9. Georg Tambre (194-PF-94) of Hito/Johvi - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kiur Akenparg (190-F-88) of TTU - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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



KML Round 7: Derby game ends with TTU's defeat of Tln Kalev - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: TTU (#6) and Tln Kalev (#8). TTU (3-4) won against visiting Tln Kalev (1-9) 85-76. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-18. But Tln Kalev won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kiur Akenparg (190-F-88) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Kristjan Makke (205-81, college: W.Illinois) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for Tln Kalev. TTU maintains sixth place with 3-4 record. Tln Kalev lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. TTU are looking forward to face Hito/Johvi (#8) at home in the next round. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
KML top team - BC Rakvere (8-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Kalev/Cramo (6-5) in Tallinn 95-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. It was a great evening for Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points and 5 rebounds. Renato Lindmets helped adding 22 points and 13 rebounds. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Rait Keerles (201-80) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to second position due to points difference. Defending champion Kalev/Cramo dropped to the third place with five games lost. BC Rakvere will play against TTU (#6) in Tallinn in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
KML top team - BC Rakvere (8-4) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked KK Parnu (2-5) 93-67. It was a quality performance for Juris Umbrasko who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Osvaldas Matulionis came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds for KK Parnu in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to second position due to points difference. KK Parnu at the other side dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. BC Rakvere will meet at home TTU (#6) in the next round. KK Parnu will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Johvi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Rapla (5-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-8). Rapla defeated Hito/Johvi 82-69. Andre Parn fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rapla have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-3 record. Hito/Johvi lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Rapla's next round opponent will be KK Parnu (#7) at home. Hito/Johvi will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Kalev/Cramo - Tarvas 69-95

KML top team - BC Rakvere (8-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Kalev/Cramo (6-5) in Tallinn 95-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. Kalev/Cramo was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 57-27 second half run of BC Rakvere. It was a great evening for Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) helped adding 22 points and 13 rebounds. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Rait Keerles (201-80) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) scored 15 points. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to second position due to points difference. Defending champion Kalev/Cramo dropped to the third place with five games lost. BC Rakvere will play against TTU (#6) in Tallinn in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: F.Elegar 15+4reb+1ast, R.Keerles 12+8reb+3ast, T.Sokk 8+1reb+2ast, K.McLeod 8+2ast, T.Abbott 8+2reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 8+4reb+5ast
Tarvas: M.Laksa 30+5reb+1ast, R.Lindmets 22+13reb, B.Raley-Ross 21+5reb+1ast, R.Tamm 10+6reb+8ast, J.Umbrasko 6+3reb+4ast, K.Saks 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 201692


TTU - Tln Kalev 85-76

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: TTU (#6) and Tln Kalev (#8). TTU (3-4) won against visiting Tln Kalev (1-9) 85-76. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-18. But Tln Kalev won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Kristjan Makke (205-81, college: W.Illinois) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tln Kalev. TTU maintains sixth place with 3-4 record. Tln Kalev lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. TTU are looking forward to face Hito/Johvi (#8) at home in the next round. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 21+10reb+2ast, M.Campbell 19+5reb+4ast, E.Luts 14+6reb+1ast, R.Roos 7+1reb+1ast, M.Kurg 6, M.Paiste 6+4reb+2ast
TTU: K.Akenparg 17+3reb+4ast, K.Makke 14+7reb+1ast, J.Puidet 13+6reb+2ast, K.Keres 12+2reb, M.Kaja 11+3reb+2ast, A.Arnold 8+5reb
gschID: 201691


Parnu - Tarvas 67-93

KML top team - BC Rakvere (8-4) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed sixth ranked KK Parnu (2-5) 93-67. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. KK Parnu managed to win fourth quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 32. It was a quality performance for Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds and international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for KK Parnu in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Rakvere have a solid series of three victories in a row. Despite that victory BC Rakvere went down to second position due to points difference. KK Parnu at the other side dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. BC Rakvere will meet at home TTU (#6) in the next round. KK Parnu will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 24+6reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 11+8reb+2ast, R.Raap 10+4ast, R.Raadik 9+5reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 6+5reb+1ast, K.Evart 5+1reb
Tarvas: R.Lindmets 20+2reb, J.Umbrasko 20+12reb+6ast, M.Laksa 14+2reb+3ast, K.Saks 12+4reb+3ast, B.Raley-Ross 10+5reb+2ast, R.Tamm 10+4reb+5ast
gschID: 201690


Hito/Johvi - Rapla 69-82

The game in Johvi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Rapla (5-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-8). Rapla defeated Hito/Johvi 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. Hito/Johvi was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rapla forced 22 Hito/Johvi turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The former international forward Andre Parn (202-77) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Four Rapla players scored in double figures. Georg Tambre (194-94) produced 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Siim Laur (189-87) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rapla have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-3 record. Hito/Johvi lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Rapla's next round opponent will be KK Parnu (#7) at home. Hito/Johvi will play against TTU in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: G.Tambre 17+6reb+4ast, S.Laur 16+2reb+1ast, J.Kool 11+3reb+4ast, S.Saare 8+5reb+5ast, T.Uuekula 7+4reb+1ast, M.Kirsimaa 4+5reb+1ast
Rapla: A.Parn 21+7reb+2ast, I.Pilk 17+8reb+3ast, R.Laane 13+5reb+5ast, R.Ringmets 10+5reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 7+3reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 6+2reb
gschID: 201689



Tarvas rips Kalev/Cramo - by Janar

The reigning Estonian champions, BC Kalev/Cramo lost to BC Rakvere Tarvas 69:95 on the home court. It was perhaps the most humiliating loss for Kalev/Cramo over the last years at local level.

Kalev/Cramo dominated the first half and led 37:24 with 15 minutes played. But Tarvas managed to decrease the gap and the hosts won the first half only 42:38.

The third quarter became the worst nightmare for the hosts and their head coach Aivar Kuusmaa as they were outscored 12:35 (!). After dunk by Frank Elegar (46:40), the guests made a quick 0:9 run, dropping three straight three-pointers and after a triple by Tanel Sokk, the guests added another, the decisive 1:15 run, going ahead 52:69.

Tarvas was not done with that. They kept a huge pace and tore the gap to 28 points before the final whistle saved the hosts from the torture.

Maris Laksa (205-F-81, college: Providence) made 5/8 from the long range and led the winners with 30 points. Renato Lindmets added 22+13 and Brandis Raley-Ross 21 points. Reimo Tamm aded 8 assists to his 10 points.
Elegar scored 15 points for Kalev/Cramo. Rait Keerles added 12. Starters Gert Dorbek and Gregor Arbet combined 3/17 field goals.

"There is no excuse for this kind of a loss," commented Ivar Valdmaa, the president of BC Kalev/Cramo, after the game.



*****************************************************
  EUROCUP   


Tywain McKee gets MVP of the Week award for Eurocup - by Eurobasket News

American Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Triumph and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old playmaker had the game-high 32 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Triumph in his team's victory, helping them to beat VEF Riga (#3, 1-2) 91-84. It allowed Triumph to consolidate first place in the Eurocup group C. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Triumph already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game McKee had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Triumph and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Coppin State College graduate has very impressive stats this year. McKee is in league's top in points (3rd best: 23.3ppg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 66.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Stelmet ZG. Stevic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Stelmet ZG lost that game 74-80 to Oostende (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Stevic is a newcomer at Stelmet ZG and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Justin Doellman (206-F-85) of top-ranked Valencia. Doellman got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He was a key player of Valencia, leading his team to a 97-64 easy win against #3 ranked s.Oliver Baskets in a game of the week. Valencia started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in group D. Doellman turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Doellman has a very solid season. In 3 games in Eurocup he scored 14.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Crvena Zvezda - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Marcus Goree (201-F-77) of Cholet - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Sammy Mejia (198-G-83) of Banvit BK - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Marvis Thornton (194-G-77) of Banco di Sard. - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78) of BC Donetsk - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87) of Banvit BK - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



*****************************************************
  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Khimky 4-2 
 2. Real Madrid 4-2 
 3. Fener.Ulker 4-3 
 4. Panathinaikos 3-3 
 5. Cantu 2-4 
 6. Un.Olimpija 2-5 
Group B
 1. Unicaja 6-1 
 2. Maccabi T-A 5-1 
 3. Montepaschi 3-3 
 4. ALBA 3-4 
 5. Chalon 2-5 
 6. Asseco Prok. 1-6 
Group C
 1. Zalgiris 5-1 
 2. Olympiacos 5-2 
 3. Anadolu Efes 4-3 
 4. EA7 Armani 3-4 
 5. Cedevita 2-5 
 6. Caja Laboral 1-5 
Group D
 1. FCB Regal 7-0 
 2. CSKA 6-1 
 3. Besiktas 3-3 
 4. Brose Bask. 2-4 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 1-6 
 6. Partizan 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

A

Nov. 22: Fener.Ulker - Un.Olimpija 85-68
Nov. 23: Cantu - Panathinaikos
Nov. 23: Real Madrid - Khimky

B

Nov. 22: Chalon - ALBA 82-87
Nov. 22: Unicaja - Asseco Prok. 63-48
Nov. 23: Montepaschi - Maccabi T-A

C

Nov. 22: EA7 Armani - Cedevita 75-60
Nov. 22: Olympiacos - Anadolu Efes 75-53
Nov. 23: Zalgiris - Caja Laboral

D

Nov. 22: FCB Regal - Lietuvos rytas 90-66
Nov. 22: CSKA - Partizan 78-61
Nov. 23: Besiktas - Brose Bask.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.8 
 2. Jerrells, Besiktas18.8 
 3. Nachbar, Brose B.18.5 
 4. Weems, CSKA16.6 
 5. Aradori, Cantu16.3 
 6. Langford, EA7 A.16.1 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.0 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.15.7 
 9. Baynes, Un.Olimpija15.3 
 10. Popovic, Zalgiris15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija10.0 
 2. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.2 
 3. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA6.6 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos6.4 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 7. Zirbes, Brose Bask.6.3 
 8. Thompson, ALBA6.1 
 9. Gordon, Partizan6.1 
 10. Bjelica, Caja Lab.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.3 
 2. Cook, EA7 Armani5.9 
 3. Planinic, Khimky5.5 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.5.5 
 5. Blassingame, Assec.5.4 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu5.0 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.7 
 9. Waters, Un.Olimpija4.6 
 10. Llull, Real Madrid4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hickman, Maccabi2.8 
 2. Gordon, Anadolu2.1 
 3. Jaaber, Zalgiris2.0 
 4. Lucic, Partizan1.9 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 6. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.7 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu1.7 
 8. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 9. Djedovic, ALBA1.6 
 10. Teodosic, CSKA1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.0 
 2. Tomic, FCB Regal1.7 
 3. Falker, Besiktas1.5 
 4. Krstic, CSKA1.3 
 5. Cusin, Cantu1.3 
 6. James, Maccabi T-A1.3 
 7. Zoric, Unicaja1.3 
 8. Thompson, ALBA1.1 
 9. Samardziski, Lietu.1.1 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA1.1 



*****************************************************
  FRANCE   


Limoges released Edin Bavcic - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) released 28-year old Bosnian power forward Edin Bavcic (209-110kg-84, agency: Beo Basket). In 7 ProB games he played this season he had just 2.6ppg and 2.1rpg.
In 2006 Bavcic was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (56th overall).
His team made it to the Greek League Semifinals in 2011.
Bavcic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention back in 2008. He represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Lithuania last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Bavcic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Koeln 99ers), Italy (Cantu, Enel Brindisi and Vanoli Cremona), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Turkey (Kepez Bld), Ukraine (Khimik) and Greece (Aris and KAO Dramas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Alba Berlin surprise Elan Chalon in France - by Eurobasket News

Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone - Alba Berlin 82:87

Alba Berlin surprise Elan Chalon in France in Euroleague Round 7. The German team needed an 87:82 win for 3-4 record in Group B. The French side meanwhile, dropped at 2-5 record.
It was the game for the third victory in the group as both teams had 2-4 records before the appearance. Elan Chalon started with 20-15, bit trailed 2 points at the halftime. After 20-18, the host managed to tie the game at the end of the third period at 63:63 when Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) closed the period. Alba dominated the last period and led for the whole time in it. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) however managed to reduce to 80:82 with 17 seconds to go. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) meanwhile managed to bring the victory from the free throw line.
Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) led the way with 16 points and Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) delivered 13. Vule Avdalovic, Zach Morley and DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) all scored 11. Blake Schilb and Brion Rush scored 21 points in the losing effort. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) tossed in 13, while Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) had 8.

Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone: Blake Schilb 21, Brion Rush 21, Ilian Evtimov 13 Shelden Williams 8
Alba Berlin: Yassin Idbihi 16, Heiko Schaffartzik 13, Vule Avdalovic 11, Zach Morley 11, DaShaun Wood 11



*****************************************************
  FYR MACEDONIA   


Balkan League: KK Kozuv topple OKK Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Kozuv - OKK Beograd 82:77

KK Kozuv gained the third win in Balkan League Group B. They outscored OKK Beograd to improve at 3-3 record. The Serbian team remained winless at 0-5 record. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners.
KK Kozuv led by just two points after the starting quarter 21:19. They stretched the gap in the second term. KK Kozuv arrived at halftime up by 9 points 43:34. OKK Beograd narrowed the gap in the third term. The visitors got within 4 points at the final intermission. KK Kozuv however picked up the tempo and scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to escape with victory. Pero Blazevski (201-PF-72) netted 15 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 boards for the hosts. Igor Mijajlovic (193-PG-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) finished with 10 points in the win. Vladimir Popovic (190-G-82) answered with 15 points for OKK Beograd. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) accounted for 14 points in the loss.

KK Kozuv: Miladin Pekovic 22, Pero Blazevski 15, Igor Mijajlovic 10
OKK Beograd: Vladimir Popovic 15, Milos Pavlovic 14



*****************************************************
  GERMANY   


EuroLeague: Alba Berlin surprise Elan Chalon in France - by Eurobasket News

Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone - Alba Berlin 82:87

Alba Berlin surprise Elan Chalon in France in Euroleague Round 7. The German team needed an 87:82 win for 3-4 record in Group B. The French side meanwhile, dropped at 2-5 record.
It was the game for the third victory in the group as both teams had 2-4 records before the appearance. Elan Chalon started with 20-15, bit trailed 2 points at the halftime. After 20-18, the host managed to tie the game at the end of the third period at 63:63 when Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) closed the period. Alba dominated the last period and led for the whole time in it. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) however managed to reduce to 80:82 with 17 seconds to go. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) meanwhile managed to bring the victory from the free throw line.
Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) led the way with 16 points and Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) delivered 13. Vule Avdalovic, Zach Morley and DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) all scored 11. Blake Schilb and Brion Rush scored 21 points in the losing effort. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) tossed in 13, while Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) had 8.

Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone: Blake Schilb 21, Brion Rush 21, Ilian Evtimov 13 Shelden Williams 8
Alba Berlin: Yassin Idbihi 16, Heiko Schaffartzik 13, Vule Avdalovic 11, Zach Morley 11, DaShaun Wood 11



The Artland Dragons Grab Ex Boston Celtic Ryan Gomes - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The Artland Dragons have scooped up Ryan Gomes (201-F-82, college: Providence) who has played 482 games in the worlds best basketball league NBA. Gomes is a 30 year old 201cm forward form Waterbury, Connecticut and has the American/ Cape Verdian citzenship. The 30 year old who lists Vince Carter and New York Yankees as one of his favorite athletes and sports teams has added range to his outside shooting and bulked up his frame. The result is a quick, agile player who runs the court extremely well, and cen defend and rebound inside, even being a little undersized. He gets a contract until teh end of the season and played last season with Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA): 32 games: 2.3ppg, 1.9rpg. "We are happy with a player of Ryan's reputation has decided to join us. This is his first station in Europe and he wont be in top form. But he has a great reputation as palyer and person which minimized the risk. This is a good decision for us", stressed Artland Dragons head coach Stefan Koch. Gomes will arrive in Quackenbruck next week and until that happens will have the services of Andrew Drevo again who had had a two month contract, but recently let go.

Gomes started his basketball career in 2001 at Providence (NCAA) where he played until 2005. In his senior year he played 31 games: 21.6ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3Pts: 38%. He played a total of 116 NCAA games. In 2005 he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round at number 50. In 2007, he was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the Celtics got Kevin Garnett which was hearled as one of the best deals in Celtics history and the rest is history as the Boston team won the 2008 NBA title. He played in Minesota until 2010 and played for the Los Angeles Clippers the last two seasons. Awards/Achievements in his career have been Big East All-Rookie Team -02, All-Big East 2nd Team -03, Basketball Times All-Northeast Region Team -03, All-Big East 1st Team -04, 05
NCAA All-American 1st Team -04 (by ESPN.com and SportsLine.com), NABC All-NCAA District 1 1st Team -05, and NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team -06

Source: Artland Dragons





*****************************************************
  GREECE   


EuroLeague: Olympiacos knock down Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Anadolu Efes 75:53

Olympiacos clinched the fifth win in Euroleague Group C. They brushed by Anadolu Efes in Piraeus. Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) came up with 17 points and 6 boards to lead the effort.
Olympiacos fired 23 points in the first term to gain a 3-point lead. The Hellenes limited their opponents to just 6 points in the second quarter. The hosts extended the margin to 9 points at the interval 35:26. Olympiacos used the third term to aggravate the damage. The home team stayed aggressive at both end of the floor and piled up a 17-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Anadolu Efes scored just 11 points in the fourth stanza and suffered the third loss at the tournament. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points, while Acie Law (190-G-85, college: Texas A&M) delivered 10 points in the win. Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-SG-84, college: Virginia Tech) answered with 15 points for Anadolu Efes. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) provided 8 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Olympiacos: Kostas Papanikolaou 17, Vassilis Spanoulis 14, Acie Law 10
Anadolu Efes: Jamon Lukas Gordon 15, Semih Erden 8+10 boards



Jones III leaves Peristeri GS Athens - by Eurobasket News

23-year old American guard Verdell Jones III (195-88kg-89, college: Indiana) left Peristeri GS Athens (A1). In 6 games he played this season he averaged just 2.3ppg.
Jones III just graduated from Indiana University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
He received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award in 2010 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 22: Leeuwarden - Amsterdam 91-85
Nov. 21: M.Magixx - Den Helder K. 82-67
Nov. 22: Den Bosch - Groningen 64-68
Nov. 21: Leiden - Rotterdam 101-66
Nov. 24: Groningen - Leeuwarden
Nov. 24: Den Helder K. - Weert


Dutch Prospect Willem Brandwijk, shines at New England Preparatory All-Star game - by Fred Roggen

New England has arguably long been the most impressive region for Prep School basketball in the entire country. Today New England showed once again that is the case as New Englands top preparatory prospects took over the Sportszone Athletic Complex in Derry, NH to put on a once a year show, that would illustrate NE-Prep basketball is in very good hands now and in the future. This years talent pool was very impressive, with a mixed group of high major seniors and a heralded group of underclassmen, the action came in high volume.

Willem Brandwijk (204-PF-95): 67-220 SF/PW Holderness School,NH-2014
Our first time seeing this young man and like everyone else in the gym we came away extremely impressed. Though listed at 67, he is probably closer to 69 with longer arms, he probably has a 611-70 swing span, combine that with deceptive strength, some bounce, a down town stroke and high IQ and you have big time potential written all over it. A prototypical European Style game, mixed with a little American Mr. Brandwijk is a true pleasure to watch on the court, possessing the ability to stretch defenses with his deep stroke, he sets up his attack the rim abilities very well..the best part about this young man, is he does it all with a smile, you can tell he flat out loves the game..and we look forward to having him back in 2013

All Tournament Team:
1. SG-Malcolm Brent (Team Red-MVP-16pts)
2. PG-Devon Thomas (Team Red-18pts)
3. Center-Jacquil Taylor (Team Red-12pts)
4. PF-Willem Brandwijk (Team Red-11pts)
5. SG-Donovan Mitchell (Team Red-12pts)
6. SG-Donnele Munda (Team Blue-20pts)
7. SF/PF-Jamel Artis (Team Blue-16pts)
8. SF-Tyree Robinson (Team Blue-13pts)
9. Gregory Senat (Team Blue-13pts)
10. Ageiy Gregory (Team Blue-16pts)



Zalgiris Kaunas big fish in Dutch U20-tournament - by Fred Roggen

Zalgiris Kaunas will start the third Rinus de Jong Invitational - from December 27 till 30. in Den Bosch, the Netherlands - as the team 'to beat'. Zalgiris announced to bring their internationals to this tournament, who crowned themselves a year ago to U19 worldchampions in Latvia.

But not only Zalgiris is considered as a team that belongs to the masterclass of European young men's basketball. The Basketball Federation of Belgrade, with players of the topteams Red Star, Partizan, OKK, Hemofarm en Mega Vizura the winners in 2011 in Den Bosch, and Canarias Basketball Academy from Spain are for sure serious oponents for Zalgiris. Such as the team of the Basketball Academy of Riga is too.

The 'dark horses' in the field of six participating teams are BMS Basketball from Skovlund, Denmark, and the hometeam EiffelTowers Den Bosch.
In the program of the Rinus de Jong Invitational, named after the man who made 'Den Bosch' in the eighties of the past century a big name in European basketball, also a Men's U12 tournament is incorporated. Six team will participate: Hapoel Jerusalem (Isr), Antwerp (Bel) and Almere, Amsterdam, Leiden and Weert from the Netherlands.

For all detailed information about the schedule: http://www.rinusdejong.com/schedule-new/




*****************************************************
  HUNGARY   


Damian Hollis becomes dual-citizen - by Levente Szabo

American forward of Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar, Damian Hollis (203-F-88, agency: Two Points, college: G.Washington) became today morning officially Hungarian citizen.

The 6'8" forward begun his rookie career with Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar in 2010 after graduating from the George Washington University and he is the member of the team since then. Damian was one of the key players of the organization in the last 2 seasons and after averaging last year 15.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg (FGP: 66.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 84.0%) he extended his contract with the club for the 2012/2013 season too.

Receiving the Hungarian passport gives him and his team some really interesting options. Because of the strict regulations in Hungary there are only 3 foreign players allowed so Damian becoming a Hungarian citizen gives Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar the options of strength their roster by bringing in an additional import now. From the other end with the Hungarian passport Damian Hollis gets a Bosman A status which gives him better options for his future in countries like Spain or Italy.



*****************************************************
  ICELAND   


Hlynur Baeringsson's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Icelandic playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Hlynur Baeringsson
Hlynur Baeringsson
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82, currently plays in Sweden). He led Sundsvall Dragons to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked 08 Stockholm (6-5) 100-84 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Baeringsson had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 30 minutes on the court. Sundsvall Dragons (10-2) is placed first in the Basketligan. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Baeringsson is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 9.7rpg. He also averaged so far 14.5ppg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 57.0%(53-93), 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 79.3% in the 12 games he played so far. Baeringsson is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Hlynur Baeringsson and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game. Sigurdarson was the major contributor in a Sundsvall Dragons' victory against the sixth-ranked 08 Stockholm (6-5) 100-84. He scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It's Sigurdarson's fourth season with the team. Sigurdarson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 55.4%(31-56), 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 93.3%(42-45). Sigurdarson is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.

Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden). He contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Eco Orebro (3-9) 82-65 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. Ermolinskij scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 29 minutes. Norrkoping Dolphins (8-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Ermolinskij is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers with 4.5apg. This year his other stats are: 11.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 78.4% in the 11 games. Ermolinskij is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jon Stefansson
Jon Stefansson
   #4. Guard Jon Stefansson (196-82, currently plays in Spain) managed to help CAI Zaragoza to win against the 16th-ranked Cajasol (1-7) crushing them 86-55 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 5 points. CAI Zaragoza (5-3) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Stefansson's overall stats this year are: 8.4ppg and 1.6rpg. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
   #5. International point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help Mitteldeutscher BC (2-8) in their last game. Despite Vilhjalmsson's good performance Mitteldeutscher BC lost 69-84 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#5) BBC Bayreuth. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. It was Mitteldeutscher BC's third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Vilhjalmsson's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.8apg in the 10 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Logi Gunnarsson
Logi Gunnarsson
   #6. Shooting guard Logi Gunnarsson (192-81, currently plays in France) led Angers BC 49 to a victory over the league outsider CFBB (0-9) 81-73 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Gunnarsson was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points. Angers BC 49 (4-3) is placed seventh in the NM1. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Gunnarsson has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #7. International small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-8) in their game against Real Madrid (8-0) in the Spanish ACB. Palsson scored 6 points in only 10 minutes. The bottom-ranked Assignia Manresa lost 84-97 in Madrid to the leading Real. So far Assignia Manresa lost all eight games in the Regular Season. This year Palsson's total stats are: 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg in the eight games. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Gudni Valentinusson
Gudni Valentinusson
   #8. Center Gudni Valentinusson (204-85, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an Aarhus BC's victory against the closely-ranked Randers (3-9) 83-77 in the Danish Ligaen last Wednesday. Valentinusson scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Aarhus BC (5-7) is placed sixth in the Ligaen. Valentinusson has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 2.5rpg. He used to play for the Icelandic U20 national team back in 2005.

Arnar Jonsson
Arnar Jonsson
   #9. Former international guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83, currently plays in Denmark) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gudni Valentinusson and both played together in the last Danish Ligaen game. Jonsson contributed to an Aarhus BC's victory against the closely-ranked Randers (3-9) 83-77. He scored only 3 points and added 3 assists in 14 minutes. Jonsson is ranked fifth on the list of the best passers in the league with 5.1apg. This year his other stats are: 7.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2spg in the nine games. Jonsson used to play for the Icelandic national team six years ago.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #10. Small forward Axel Karason (194-83, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Vaerlose (4-5) in their game against Horsholm (4-5) in the Danish Ligaen. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Karason scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Vaerlose was defeated 84-79 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Horsholm (#5). Karason has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.7apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.



*****************************************************
  IRAN   

Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Petrochimi 4-0 
 2. Foolad Mahan 3-1 
 3. Mahram 3-1 
 4. Zanjan 3-1 
 5. Azad 3-1 
 6. Esteghlal 2-2 
 7. Sanaye Petrochimi 1-3 
 8. Al Badr 1-3 
 9. Gorgan 0-4 
 10. Naft Sepahan 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 22: Petrochimi - Al Badr 92-70
Nov. 22: Mahram - Sanaye Petrochimi 85-71
Nov. 22: Azad - Foolad Mahan 82-86
Nov. 22: Gorgan - Esteghlal 78-81
Nov. 22: Naft Sepahan - Zanjan 68-88

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 29: Gorgan - Naft Sepahan
Nov. 29: Zanjan - Petrochimi
Nov. 29: Esteghlal - Foolad Mahan
Nov. 29: Al Badr - Mahram
Nov. 29: Sanaye Petrochimi - Mahram



*****************************************************
  IRELAND   


Colin O'Reilly selected the top Irish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Irish who are currently playing abroad.

Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post, currently plays in United Kingdom). O'Reilly led Plymouth Raiders to a victory over the closely-ranked London Lions (4-7) 108-98 in the British BBL last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. O'Reilly scored 29 points (!!!), grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists. UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders (6-3) is placed fourth in the BBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. O'Reilly is currently ninth on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. O'Reilly averages: 17.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 61.3%(46-75) and FT: 87.0%. He played for the Irish senior national team three years ago.

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Greece). McGrath was the main contributor in PAOK's victory against the ninth-ranked Kolossos (3-3) 68-63 in the Greek A1 on Monday night. He was the best player in that game. McGrath scored 14 points in 32 minutes. PAOK Thessaloniki (4-2) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's McGrath's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 13.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 56.7%(17-30), 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 83.3% in the six games he played so far. McGrath is a naturalized American. He played for the Irish national team in 2008. Strangely McGrath has never played in Ireland.

Bryan Mullins
Bryan Mullins
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division). Mullins could not help Chalons-Reims (6-4) to beat JL Bourg (5-5). He recorded 7 points and added 5 passes. Chalons-Reims was defeated 88-80 on the road by the lower-ranked JL Bourg (#7). They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Mullins' overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.4apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 28.6%. He is a naturalized American. Mullins played for the Irish national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy
   #4. Center Sean McCarthy (208-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the NJIT in their game against the South Carolina State University (0-0) in the NCAA. McCarthy recorded 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The NJIT was edged 77-74 in Orangeburg, SC by the South Carolina State University. McCarthy's overall stats this season are: 3.1ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Irish U16 national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Blusens Monbus' victory against the closely-ranked Caja Laboral (5-3) 77-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 33 minutes. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (5-3) is placed ninth in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Kendall is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kendall averages: 16.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3bpg and 1.4spg in the eight games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish.

   #2. Will Hanley (200-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) could not help Oviedo CB (3-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Oviedo CB was defeated 85-80 on the road by the lower-ranked Castello (#8). Hanley recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 13 rebounds. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Hanley's first season with the team. Hanley is currently second on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). This season he has very high stats. Hanley averages: 15.6ppg, 9.6rpg and 2.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Hanley has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Experienced Tony McCrory (199-G/F-77, college: Simon Fraser, currently plays in Switzerland) led Starwings to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams SAM Massagno (1-6) crushing them 100-77 in the Swiss LNA last Sunday. He recorded 26 points (!!!) in 36 minutes. Starwings Basket Regio Basel (1-6) is located at the very bottom in the LNA. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of six consecutive loses. McCrory is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Starwings' roster. This season McCrory has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.0apg in the seven games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Irish.

   #4. Owen McNally (203-F-87, college: Spring Hill, currently plays in United Kingdom) managed to help Glasgow Rocks in a victory against the closely-ranked Plymouth Raiders (6-3) 97-84 in the British BBL in Saturday night's game. McNally scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 7 minutes on the court. Glasgow Rocks (5-3) is placed sixth in the BBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year McNally's overall stats are: 3.1ppg and 5.0rpg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Bar Maor (191-PG-92, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Hapoel Kazrin (3-3) in their game against Ironi Kiryat Ata (5-1) in the Israeli National League (second division). Maor cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and added 3 passes in 13 minutes. Hapoel Kazrin was edged 83-81 in Kiryat Ata by the second-ranked Ironi. It's Maor's first season with the team. This year Maor's overall stats are: 2.2ppg and 1.4apg in the five games.

   #6. Orel Lev (195-SG-93, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Elitzur Ramla 87-70 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game. He scored only 2 points. Lev's overall stats this season are: 3.8ppg and 1.5rpg.



*****************************************************
  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Haifa signs Gal Mekel - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Bazan Haifa (Winner League) signed 24-year old Israeli international point guard Gal Mekel (190-87kg-88, college: Wichita State). He is a dual citizen owning also Polish passport. Mekel played last season at Benetton Treviso in Italian SerieA. In 5 Eurocup games last year he had 4.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 22 games in SerieA where he recorded 6.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.7apg.
Mekel played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2011.
He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Guard of the Year in 2011.
Mekel has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previouslyfor U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008. Mekel represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.0apg.
Mekel has played also professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv).
He attended Wichita State until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maccabi Haifa signs Gal Mekel - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Bazan Haifa (Winner League) signed 24-year old Israeli international point guard Gal Mekel (190-87kg-88, college: Wichita State). He is a dual citizen owning also Polish passport. Mekel played last season at Benetton Treviso in Italian SerieA. In 5 Eurocup games last year he had 4.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 22 games in SerieA where he recorded 6.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.7apg.
Mekel played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2011.
He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Guard of the Year in 2011.
Mekel has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previouslyfor U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008. Mekel represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.0apg.
Mekel has played also professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv).
He attended Wichita State until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Yuval Naimy selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Eurocup). He contributed to an overtime Triumph Lyubertsy's victory against the closely-ranked Artland Dragons (1-2) 84-79 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Naimy scored 8 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 22 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Triumph Lyubertsy (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Naimy's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 42.1% in the three games he played so far. Naimy is currently a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Italy. He could not help Cantu (2-4) to beat Un.Olimpija (2-4). Tyus scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But the sixth-placed Cantu was edged 81-79 on the road by the higher-ranked Un.Olimpija (#5) in the group A of Euroleague. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Tyus averages: 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 54.5%. He is a naturalized American. Tyus is in the roster of the Israeli senior national team. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Omri Casspi (204-88, currently plays in NBA). Casspi was not able to help the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-8) in their game against the Dallas Mavericks (7-6) in the NBA. He recorded 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost 95-103 in Dallas to the Mavericks. It was Cavaliers' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Casspi's overall stats are: 3.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 66.7% in the seven games. He is also a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #4. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a 2-point Start Gdynia's victory against the league outsider Rosa Radom (2-7) 63-61 in the Polish TBL last Saturday. He scored 6 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 19 minutes. KS Start Gdynia (2-6) is placed second from the bottom (#11) in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Rothbart is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.3spg in the seven games. Rothbart has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli. He is also Israeli national team player.

Oded Brandwein
Oded Brandwein
   #5. Former U20 international guard Oded Brandwein (186-88, agency: N.E.T., currently plays in Poland) managed to help Energa Czarni Slupsk to win against the league outsider Rosa Radom (2-7) 83-74 in the Polish TBL on Tuesday night. Brandwein scored only 2 points and added 3 assists. Energa Czarni Slupsk (7-2) is placed first in the TBL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Brandwein's total stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Israeli and Polish. Brandwein used to play for the Israeli U20 national team four years ago.

Jeremiah Kreisberg
Jeremiah Kreisberg
   #6. Center Jeremiah Kreisberg (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Yale in their game against the University of Vermont (0-0) in the NCAA. Kreisberg recorded 7 points in 18 minutes. The Yale lost 52-65 in Burlington, VT to the University of Vermont. This year Kreisberg's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.4apg in the five games. He is a naturalized American. Kreisberg is U20 international player as he played for the Israeli team one years ago. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

Tom Maayan
Tom Maayan
   #7. U18 international guard Tom Maayan (185-93, currently studies in the States) contributed to a Seton Hall's victory against the Rhode Island University 60-55 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Maayan recorded only 2 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. Maayan has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.4apg. He used to play for the Israeli U18 national team last year.

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

   #1. Jason Thomas (191-G-82, college: American, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan could not help Boras Basket (9-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Thomas' good performance Boras Basket was edged 109-107 on the road by the lower-ranked 08 Stockholm (#6). He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. This season Thomas has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.

   #2. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 3-point Finke Baskets' victory against the closely-ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (4-6) 74-71 in the German ProA (second division) in Sunday night's game. Aud recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 36 minutes. Finke Baskets Paderborn (5-5) is placed ninth in the ProA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Aud is currently first on the list of best passers with 7.2apg. He also averaged so far 13.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3spg in the 10 games he played so far. Aud has a dual citizenship: Israeli and German. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #3. Haran Shifman (183-G-84, currently plays in Poland) was the major contributor in Polonia's victory against the 12th-ranked SKK Siedlce (3-6) 59-50 in the Polish 1Liga (second division) last Saturday. Shifman scored 12 points. MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemysl (5-4) is placed sixth in the 1Liga. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Shifman's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Israeli and Polish. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.



Maccabi Ashdod is looking for replacements - by Idan Seggev

Maccabi Ashdod, who suffered during the security situation in Israel for the past days from the fact that their foreigns players, Chris Allen & Kenny Gabriel returned to the U.S., is now looking to sign at least one player instead of these two. Ashdod's nominees are Ricardo Marsh (207-F-81, college: ODU) and Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, college: Oklahoma City). Marsh already was the top scorer in Ashkelon during 2006\07 season and last year he played at Hacettepe University from Turkey and finished with an average of 13.1 pts & 3.3 rbs. The second player is Lorenzo Gordon, who already played in Ashdod during 2010\11 season when he came to replace Wayne Wallace and finished with an average of 11 pts & 5.4 rbs. Last season he played in Russia at URAL and helped them to promote for the 1st division when he finished with an average of 15.6 pts & 6.2 rbs.


*****************************************************
  ITALY   

Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 21: Firenze - Reggio Calabr. 88-65
Nov. 21: Casalpusterlengo - Treviglio 83-53
Nov. 21: Torino - Chieti 77-61
Nov. 21: Ferrara - Omegna 74-62
Nov. 21: Recanati - Lucca 71-77
Nov. 21: San Severo - Latina Basket 70-54
Nov. 21: Bari - Mirandola 65-71
Nov. 21: Matera - Agrigento 57-48
Nov. 21: Bologna - Perugia


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.1 
 2. Casadei, Firenze18.3 
 3. Ferrarese, Trevigl.17.0 
 4. Ruggiero, Bari16.7 
 5. Pierini, Recanati16.5 
 6. Gueye, San Severo16.5 
 7. Circosta, Bologna16.4 
 8. Iannilli, San Seve.16.4 
 9. Parente, Lucca16.4 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.11.7 
 2. Rossi, Chieti9.7 
 3. Ihedioha, Castelle.9.3 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.8 
 5. Mancin, Mirandola8.7 
 6. Raminelli, Bologna8.7 
 7. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.6 
 8. Bonessio, Bari8.2 
 9. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.2 
 10. Bisconti, Bari7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.2 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.6 
 3. Marino, Casalp.4.9 
 4. Simoncelli, Castel.4.4 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze4.2 
 6. Rajola, Chieti4.1 
 7. Ferrarese, Trevigl.4.0 
 8. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.3 
 9. Santolamazza, Lati.3.0 
 10. Cantone, Matera2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Parente, Lucca4.1 
 2. Piazza, Bologna3.8 
 3. Spizzichini, Ferra.3.6 
 4. Capitanelli, Firen.3.6 
 5. Bonamente, Perugia3.5 
 6. Barsanti, Lucca3.4 
 7. Tavernelli, Latina3.4 
 8. Maggio, San Severo3.2 
 9. Casadei, Firenze3.2 
 10. Losi, Mirandola3.1 
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. Del Brocco, San S.1.2 
 5. Gagliardo, Latina1.1 
 6. Mancin, Mirandola0.8 
 7. Pazzi, Castelletto0.8 
 8. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 9. Casadei, Firenze0.8 
 10. Sanna, Firenze0.7 


Alessandro Piazza joins Reggio Calabria - by Armando Caporaso

One of the first players to find a new team after the failure, with relative exclusion from the league, of the Eagles Bologna is Alessandro Piazza (174-PG-87). The playmaker, after being approached as an objective of the Nuovo Basket Napoli for the LegaDue (the team is still waiting the response to the appeal presented to TNAS), signed, always in DNA, with the Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria. This season Piazza started with Bologna (among other things, has grown right there, with the Fortitudo young team) playing 10 games until the exclusion with excellent performances: 14.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.6 apg and 3.8 spg (second best assistman and for steals of the league, fourth for ranking) in 34 minutes with a season high of 22 points just few days ago. Born and grown in Bologna, played 3 euroleague games with the Fortitudo and 8 times in Serie A in 2004/05 (winning the championship with the Climamio). Subsequently played with Brindisi, Imola, Fabriano (between B1 and Lega2) before returning in A1 with Teramo (31 games) and Cremona (23 games). In 2010/11 played with Forli' and Rimini while in the last season has accumulated 34 games with Barcellona (3.0 ppg). In his palmares there are also important appearances with the Italian national team (exclusively with the under selections) winning also 2 bronze medals exactly with the under 18 (European Championships in Belgrade, 2005) and with the under 20 (European Championships in Nova Gorica, 2007).


EuroLeague: Emporio Armani defeat Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

Emporio Armani - Cedevita 75:60

Emporio Armani clinched the third Euroleague win this season. They prevailed against Cedevita in Milan. Antonis Fotsis (209-F-81) notched 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Italian team.
Emporio Armani eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes of action. Cedevita surged ahead in the second term. They snatched a 37:36 halftime lead. But the third term turned disastrous for the visitors. Emporio Armani changed the complexion of the game. The hosts went on a massive 25:9 run to pile up a 15-point lead before the final period. The teams exchanged the baskets throughout the final frame as Emporio Armani kept Cedevita at safe distance. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) and Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) answered with 15 points for Cedevita. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) had 9 points each in the losing case.

Emporio Armani: Antonis Fotsis 15, Ioannis Bourousis 11, Keith Langford 11
Cedevita: Miro Bilan 15, Bracey Wright 9, Predrag Suput 9



Christian DiGiuliomaria is a newcomer at Lugano Tigers, ex Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Lugano Tigers (LNA) added to their roster 33-year old Italian ex-international power forward Christian DiGiuliomaria (209-108kg-79). He just played at Mapooro Cantu in Italian SerieA. DiGiuliomaria also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.8rpg.
DiGiuliomaria has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano, Cimberio Varese, Tezenis Verona, Umana Venezia and Banco di Sardegna Sassari).

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  IVORY COAST   


Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ivorians who are currently playing abroad.

Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in France). He led Sluc Nancy to an overtime surprising victory over the fourth-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-3) 83-79 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Diabate was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) in 41 minutes on the court. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (2-5) is placed 14th in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Diabate is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 16.3ppg. He also averaged so far 4.1rpg, 4.1apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 81.5% in the seven games he played so far. Diabate has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. He is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France). Amagou led Chorale de Roanne to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (4-3) 63-61 in the French ProA last Saturday. He was the best player in that game. Amagou recorded 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Chorale de Roanne Basket (3-4) is placed 11th in the ProA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Amagou has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 38.7% and FT: 61.1%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Despite Amagou played previously for the French U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Herve Toure
Herve Toure
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Herve Toure (202-82, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate and both played together in the last French ProA game. Toure led Sluc Nancy to an overtime victory against the fourth-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-3) 83-79. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. This season Toure averages: 7.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3FGP: 7.1% and FT: 59.1%. Similarly like Amagou and Diabate above he has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Toure played for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Errick Craven
Errick Craven
   #4. Guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division) could not help Saint Vallier (5-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Saint Vallier lost 61-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#10) Charleville-Mezieres. Craven was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 36 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Craven's first season with the team. Craven is the league's best passer and also on the list of most steals (first place). He has very reliable stats this year: 14.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 7.9apg and 2.8spg in the 10 games. Craven also holds two passports: Ivorian and American. He used to play for the Ivorian national team last year.

Jonathan Kale
Jonathan Kale
   #5. International forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Leyma Basquet (5-2) in their game against Ford Burgos (5-2) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division), despite his good performance in Friday night's game. Kale recorded 10 points in 25 minutes. But Leyma Basquet lost 75-84 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Ford_Burgos. This year Kale has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Kale used to play for the Ivorian national team last year.

Wilfrid Aka
Wilfrid Aka
   #6. An experienced swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Blois (6-1) in their game against La Rochelle (4-5) in the French NM1 (third division). He scored 9 points. But Blois was defeated 74-67 in La Rochelle by the lower-ranked La Rochelle (#9). They ended the series of six consecutive victories. Aka's overall stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 2.2rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #7. Former international swingman Charles Abouo (195-89, college: BYU, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Lobe Huesca (1-6) in their game against Ourense (0-3) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Abouo recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 33 minutes. Lobe Huesca lost 78-82 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#10) Ourense. Abouo is currently fifth on the league's list of most steals with 2.0spg. This year he also averages: 9.0ppg and 4.9rpg in the seven games. Abouo used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Frejus Zerbo
Frejus Zerbo
   #8. Center Frejus Zerbo (205-89, currently plays in France) managed to help Limoges CSP Elite to win against the league outsider Poitiers (2-5) 67-66 in the French ProA on Monday night. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Limoges CSP Elite (3-4) is placed 12th in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Zerbo's overall stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 3.4rpg. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru
   #9. International power forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Charleston in their game against the Auburn University (0-0) in the NCAA. Baru scored 5 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. The Charleston (#2) lost 51-55 in Auburn, AL to the Auburn University. This year Baru's overall stats are: 3.6ppg and 3.4rpg in the seven games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #10. Forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Boncourt (3-4) in their game against Fribourg (6-2) in the Swiss LNA. Despite his good performance last Saturday N'Diaye recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. N'Diaye's total stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Guy Landry Edi (198-86, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of South Dakota crushing them 96-58 in the NCAA on Sunday night. Edi recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. This year Edi's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg in the seven games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

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

   #1. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in France) managed to help Le Mans Sarthe Basket in a victory against the ninth-ranked JDA Dijon (3-4) 67-61 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Koffi recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 10 minutes. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (6-1) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Koffi averages: 6.6ppg and 5.1rpg in the seven games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Kafil Eyitayo (201-F, currently plays in Canada) led Concordia University to a victory over the Rouge et Or (1-2) crushing them 90-62 in the Canadian university league CIS on Thursday night. Eyitayo was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 15 rebounds. Eyitayo also added 3 blocks. The Concordia University has 3-0 record this season. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Eyitayo is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Concordia University's roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 10.7rpg and 1.3bpg.

   #3. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in Omegna's victory against the closely-ranked Bari (5-5) 66-61 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Toure recorded 14 points. Paffoni Omegna (4-6) is placed 11th in the Nazionale A. Toure has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and Italian. Despite Toure's Ivorian nationality, he currently plays for the Italian U20 national team and is not eligible to play for the Ivorian team.

   #4. Patrick Konan (198-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the New Hampshire in their last game. Despite Konan's good performance the New Hampshire was edged 69-67 on the road by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Konan has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg in the 10 games.

   #5. Rolic Medenouvo (194-F-90, currently plays in France) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Vendee Challans (2-6) in their game against Chartres (2-6) in the French NM1 (third division). Medenouvo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 1 points. Vendee Challans was edged 73-70 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Chartres (#14). Medenouvo has averaged so far 4.1ppg and 1.7rpg. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities.



*****************************************************
  JAMAICA   


Roy Hibbert's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Jamaicans playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Roy Hibbert (218-86, college: Georgetown, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in an Indiana Pacers' victory against the Washington Wizards (0-10) 96-89 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Hibbert had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 4 blocks in 33 minutes on the court. The Indiana Pacers have 6-7 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Hibbert's fifth year with the team. Hibbert is currently second on the league's list of best blockers with 3.2bpg. He also averaged so far 9.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 39.3% and FT: 54.5% in the 13 games he played so far. Hibbert is a naturalized American. He played for the Jamaican senior national team two years ago.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL. Ewing Jr. could not help Telekom Baskets (4-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Telekom Baskets lost 87-100 at home to the higher-ranked (#4) Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Ewing Jr. scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Ewing Jr. has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 57.9%(33-57), 3FGP: 5.9% and FT: 88.9% in the eight games. He is a naturalized American. Ewing Jr. is in the roster of the Jamaican senior national team.

Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence, currently plays in Mexico). He led Fuerza Regia to a victory over the closely-ranked Huracanes (11-11) 92-88 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Sunday night's game. Efejuku was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (13-10) is placed seventh in the LNBP. It's Efejuku's first season with the team. Efejuku has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 56.5%(96-170), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 80.9%. Efejuku has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and Jamaican. He is also a member of the Jamaican senior national team.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #4. Center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Japan) was the main contributor in a 3-point Aishin Sea Horses' victory against the sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (4-10) 75-72 in the Japanese JBL last Saturday. Young was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 13 rebounds in 32 minutes. Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) are placed second in the JBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Young is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.1bpg. This year he also averages: 9.0ppg and 7.6rpg in the 14 games. Young used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2006.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #5. International point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico) contributed to a 3-point Pioneros' victory against the 13th-ranked Lechugueros (6-18) 77-74 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Saturday night's game. Scott scored 10 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (11-11) is placed fifth in the LNBP. This season Scott has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Scott plays currently for the Jamaican national team.

Ronald Yates
Ronald Yates
   #6. Forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to Fribourg's victory against the sixth-ranked Boncourt (3-4) 76-68 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Yates recorded 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes. Benetton Fribourg Olympic (6-1) is placed first in the LNA. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Yates has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.9apg in the seven games. He is a naturalized American. Yates is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team two years ago.

Ryan Reid
Ryan Reid
   #7. International power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in France) managed to help Chorale de Roanne Basket to win against the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (4-3) 63-61 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Reid recorded only 4 points. Chorale de Roanne Basket (3-4) is placed 11th in the ProA. Reid's overall stats this season are: 4.9ppg and 4.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Reid used to play for the Jamaican national team last year.

Courtney Walters
Courtney Walters
   #8. Forward Courtney Walters (208-87, college: Northwood, FL, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams BBC Nyon (2-5) in their game against Neuchatel (3-4) in the Swiss LNA. Walters recorded only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. BBC Nyon was defeated 67-57 on the road by the higher-ranked Neuchatel (#7). Walters' overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 7.9rpg. He plays currently for the Jamaican national team.

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

   #1. Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a BBC Bayreuth's victory against one of league's weakest teams Mitteldeutscher BC (2-8) 84-69 in the German BBL last Sunday. Bailey scored 15 points and had 3 steals. BBC Bayreuth (6-3) is placed fifth in the BBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Bailey has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. McHugh Mattis (198-F-84, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division) could not help Abejas (12-12) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance Abejas was defeated 81-73 on the road by the higher-ranked Pioneros (#5). Mattis recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 4 blocks. Mattis is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.6bpg and 1.5spg. Mattis is a naturalized American.

   #3. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic) led BK Pardubice to an easy victory against the league outsider BK Lions Hradec (2-9) 79-61 in the Czech Republic NBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 15 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes. BK JIP Pardubice (6-4) is placed fifth in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Muirhead belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3 with 9.2rpg. He also averaged so far 12.8ppg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg in the nine games he played so far. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #4. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France) led Le Portel to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Nantes (6-3) crushing them 103-80 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. He recorded 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (7-3) is placed fourth in the ProB. Gay is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Gay averages: 17.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.8bpg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Experienced Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St., currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A was not able to help Bejjeh (1-4) in their last game. Despite Williams' very good performance Bejjeh was crushed 107-71 in Beirut by the leading Sagesse. He had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 12 rebounds in 36 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Williams is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (third place). He has very impressive stats this year: 22.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.0apg and 3.2spg in the five games. Williams is a naturalized American.

   #6. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider LTi 46ers crushing them 73-48 in the German BBL on Sunday night. He scored 7 points. Bucknor's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and Canadian.

   #7. Sebastian Douglas (193-G-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Cleveland St. to a victory against the Old Dominion University 67-55 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Douglas scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. This year Douglas' overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American.

   #8. Geoff McDermott (203-F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Palencia Baloncesto's victory against the closely-ranked FCB Regal II 95-87 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Sunday. McDermott recorded 7 points. McDermott's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #9. Alwayne Bigby (196-G/F-90, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Rhode Island in their game against the Seton Hall University in the NCAA. Bigby recorded 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team lost 55-60. This year Bigby's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.6spg in the seven games. He has both Jamaican and Canadian nationalities. Despite Bigby's Jamaican passport, he previously played for the Canadian U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Jamaican team.

   #10. Hugh Robinson (202-C-83, currently plays in Sweden) helped Brahe Basket win their game against the 11th-ranked Jarfalla 85-69 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) last Sunday. He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 23 minutes. Robinson is currently first on the list of best blockers with 2.9bpg. This year he also averages: 13.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.1spg in the eight games.



*****************************************************
  KAZAKHSTAN   

Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. BC Astana 6-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 4-4 
 3. Kaspiy Aktau 3-5 
 4. BK Almaty 2-2 
 5. BK Kapshagay 1-1 
 6. Tobol 1-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 20: BK Kapshagay - Kaspiy Aktau 82-90
Nov. 20: BK Almaty - Barsy Atyrau 80-71
Nov. 21: BK Kapshagay - Kaspiy Aktau 70-63
Nov. 21: BK Almaty - Barsy Atyrau 65-80

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 24: BK Kapshagay - Barsy Atyrau
Nov. 24: BK Almaty - Kaspiy Aktau
Nov. 25: BK Kapshagay - Barsy Atyrau
Nov. 25: BK Almaty - Kaspiy Aktau


Barsy Atyrau and BK Almaty exchange victories - by Eurobasket News

Barsy Atyrau and BK Almaty traded wins in double-header clash in Almaty. The hosts claimed an 80:71 victory in the first encounter. BK Almaty used a 28:20 rally in the second quarter to clear off. The teams traded baskets throughout the second half as the hosts hung on to win the clash. Ivan Gilyevych (205-F/C-82) posted 20 points and 8 rebounds for BK Almaty. Vadym Norenko (204-F-88) added 13 points for the winners. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) responded with 23 points for Barsy Atyrau.
Next game however was dominated by the visitors. Barsy went on a 23:13 run in the third term to accumulate a 13-point lead. They fired 20 points in the final period to claim an 82:65 victory. Zambalist Fredrick posted 21 points, while Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) added 20 points as Barsy climbed at 4-4 record. Valery Gandlin (200-G-86) answered with 17 points for BK Almaty.
Kapshagay and Kaspiy also exchanged victories. Kaspiy came out 90:82 winners in the opening game. Reinis Strupovics (192-G-87) delivered 22 points. Maxim Shepil (197-G-86, agency: New Trend Agency) answered with 27 points for Kapshagay.
The hosts rebounded in the second clash. Kapshagay fired past their opponents 70:63.



*****************************************************
  KOSOVO   


Peja takes Walker, ex Apollon Patras - by Dren Shporta

Leaders of BKT Superliga, Peja, have made a deal with British forward Shane Walker (208-F-87, college: Loyola, MD).

Walker who has recently played in Greece elite league for Apollon Patras is 208 cm high and is looking forward to get a place in the yellow team from Peja.

He has also played for Maryland in NCAA and seems to be a great addition to Rudolf Jugo's team.

Peja will host champions Trepca in the next round's derby match in BKT Superliga.



*****************************************************
  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 21: Valmiera - LU 74-57
Nov. 21: Liepaja - Barons kvartals 63-73
Nov. 22: Jelgava - U18 105-75

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 24: VEF Riga - Ventspils
Nov. 24: Liepaja - Jurmala
Nov. 24: Turiba - LU
Nov. 24: Barons kvartals - Valmiera
Nov. 25: Jekabpils - Jelgava


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.22.4 
 2. Peiners, LU19.2 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils17.9 
 4. Sokolovs, Turiba16.0 
 5. Apsitis, Turiba14.7 
 6. Brown, Jurmala14.5 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.3 
 8. O''Brien, Jekabpils14.2 
 9. Geks, U1813.7 
 10. Pasecniks, U1813.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kristaps DARGAIS
  LU
  (198-G-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Dargais, LU8.8 
 2. Butjankovs, Valmi.8.3 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils8.3 
 4. Mizis, Jelgava8.1 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera8.0 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.9 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala7.7 
 8. Rozitis, Barons k.6.8 
 9. Metra, Barons k.6.4 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.3 
 2. Krumins, Valmiera3.9 
 3. Metra, Barons k.3.8 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmiera3.6 
 5. Silavs, Jelgava3.5 
 6. Peiners, LU3.5 
 7. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.5 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.4 
 9. Plavnieks, U183.3 
 10. Hill jr., Jekabpi.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Barons k.
  (190-F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Miezis, Barons k.2.5 
 2. Rudmiezis, Turiba2.4 
 3. Ezerskis, Liepaja2.0 
 4. Mizis, Jelgava1.9 
 5. Ozols, Jurmala1.6 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.6 
 7. Coders, Jurmala1.6 
 8. Peiners, LU1.6 
 9. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.5 
 10. Archer, Liepaja1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.8 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.1 
 3. Mednis, Jurmala1.1 
 4. Ziedins, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.1.0 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava0.9 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Gulbis, Barons k.0.8 
 9. Iljins, Valmiera0.8 
 10. Pasecniks, U180.7 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
 1. Saldus 7-0 
 2. RSU 7-1 
 3. VeA 6-2 
 4. BK VEF-LSPA 5-1 
 5. Jelgava/LLU 5-3 
 6. Livani 5-3 
 7. ViA Riga 5-3 
 8. Kvele 5-4 
 9. VEF skola 4-4 
 10. Liepaja-2 3-5 
 11. DSN 2-6 
 12. Ogres 2-7 
 13. Gulbene 1-5 
 14. Ridzene 1-5 
 15. Valmiera BSS 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 22: Jelgava/LLU - Ogres 89-73
Nov. 21: RSU - Kvele 78-59
Nov. 23: Livani - ViA
Nov. 24: Gulbene - BK VEF-LSPA


Maris Laksa's 30 points make him top Latvian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). He led BC Rakvere to a victory over the closely-ranked Kalev/Cramo (6-5) crushing them 95-69 in the Estonian KML in Thursday night's game. Laksa was MVP of the game. He recorded 30 points (!!!) and grabbed 5 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Rakvere Tarvas (8-4) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Laksa is ranked first on the list of the top scorers in the league with 17.8ppg. He also averaged so far 3.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 72.7% in the nine games he played so far. Laksa played for the Latvian senior national team nine years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa. But that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which we would like to mention. Umbrasko was the major contributor in a BC Rakvere's victory against the seventh-ranked KK Parnu (2-5) crushing them 93-67. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 12 rebounds. Umbrasko also added 6 assists. BC Rakvere Tarvas (8-4) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Umbrasko is currently ninth on the list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 38.5%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 92.3%. Umbrasko played for the Latvian national team in 2008.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge). He contributed to Szolnok's victory against the closely-ranked Timisoara (1-2) 93-80 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. Kalve scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (2-1) is placed second in group F. There are only three games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kalve has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 57.9%(11-19), 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 76.5% in the three games. He played for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #4. Point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the closely-ranked Cholet (1-2) 69-60 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Strelnieks scored 8 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Spartak St.Petersburg (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This season Strelnieks averages: 5.3ppg and 3.3apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #5. International small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Serbian team Partizan win their game against the eighth-ranked Un.Olimpija (4-5) 86-82 in the Adriatic League last Monday. Bertans scored 8 points and had 3 steals in 25 minutes. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (7-2) is placed second in the Adriatic League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Bertans' overall stats are: 7.9ppg and 2.4rpg in the nine games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #6. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in EuroChallenge) helped his Swedish team Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the fourth-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (0-3) 84-73 in the EuroChallenge on Wednesday night. Jeromanovs scored 13 points and added 5 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (2-1) is placed second in group C. There are only three games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. This season Jeromanovs has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Mareks Jurevicus
Mareks Jurevicus
   #7. International swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Prima Veroli (2-5) in their last game. Despite Jurevicus' very good performance Prima Veroli was edged 74-73 at home by the much higher-ranked (#4) Novipiu Casale. He was the top scorer with 25 points (made all of his six free throws) in 32 minutes. It was Prima Veroli's third consecutive loss in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Jurevicus has reliable stats this year: 14.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.9apg and 2.0spg in the seven games. He used to play for the Latvian national team last year.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #8. Center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Golden State Warriors (7-5) in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (9-3) in the NBA. Biedrins scored only 4 points. The Golden State Warriors were defeated 119-109 on the road by the Thunder. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Biedrins' ninth year with the team. His total stats this season are: 0.7ppg and 2.8rpg. Biedrins used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.

Raitis Grafs
Raitis Grafs
   #9. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Baltic League) was the main contributor in Valga's victory against the closely-ranked Liepaja (2-5) 60-57 in the Baltic League on Friday night. He was the best player in that game. Grafs scored 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. Valga/Maks&Moorits (1-5) is placed sixth in group B. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. Grafs' stats this year are: 15.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg in the three games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

Kaspars Vecvagars
Kaspars Vecvagars
   #10. Point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the closely-ranked Juventus (3-3) 74-67 in the Baltic League in Friday night's game. Vecvagars scored 9 points, had 5 boards, passed 5 assists and added 3 steals. Panevezys Lietkabelis (5-1) is placed second in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. Vecvagars' total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. International shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in a victory against the tenth-ranked PGE Turow 78-71 in the VTB United League last Monday. Blums scored only 3 points in 12 minutes. This year Blums' total stats are: 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg in the four games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. Former international forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, currently plays in Romania) helped Ploiesti win their game against one of league's weakest teams CS Dinamo Bucuresti crushing them 86-47 in the Romanian Division A in Friday night's game. He scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. Timermanis has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 2.4rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2007.

   #13. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Vecvagars and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Cipruss helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the closely-ranked Juventus 74-67. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cipruss belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3. This season he has very good stats: 10.5ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.5apg. Cipruss used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

   #14. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Raitis Grafs and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Cunda helped his Estonian team Valga win their game against the closely-ranked Liepaja 60-57. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. Cunda is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers with 4.6apg. This year he also averages: 9.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.0spg in the five games. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team back in 2002.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Agnis Cavars (196-86, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to secure a victory for Sodertalje Kings in their game against Ventspils in the EuroChallenge. Cavars scored only 4 points. His team was edged 82-80. He has averaged so far 3.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3spg. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Cavars used to play for the Latvian U20 national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Dragons Rhoendorf's victory against the second-ranked Hanau (5-3) crushing them 83-51 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. Tukiss scored 15 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group South. Dragons Rhoendorf (8-0) is placed first. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 2.3rpg.

   #2. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division could not help Marso NYKK (3-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Marso NYKK lost 72-83 on the road to the leading Atomeromu. Berkis scored 12 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 40 minutes. It's Berkis' first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Berkis averages: 18.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg in the eight games he played so far.

   #3. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Duquesne's surprising victory against the Youngstown State University 84-74 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 9 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. The University of Duquesne has conference record this season. This year Abele has very high stats. He averages: 18.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.

   #4. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an overtime Horsens IC's victory against the closely-ranked Horsholm (4-5) 81-74 in the Danish Ligaen in Thursday night's game. He scored 8 points in 19 minutes. Horsens IC (9-4) is placed third in the Ligaen. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sakne has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg in the 12 games.

   #5. Ugis Promolds (190-G-88, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Aalborg (1-11) crushing them 95-67 in the Danish Ligaen last Sunday. He scored 7 points in only 6 minutes. SISU Copenhagen (9-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all nine games in the Regular Season. This year Promolds averages only 2.1ppg in the seven games.

   #6. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) was not able to help DCU Saints in their game against UL Eagles in the Irish Superleague. He scored 9 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 24 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 72-56. Provizors is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders with 10.6rpg. This year he also averages: 9.4ppg, 1.4apg and 1.2bpg in the five games.



Best players of Latvian LBL round 11 - by Eurobasket News

Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Jelgava and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 23-year old forward had the game-high 22 points adding two assists for Jelgava in his team's victory, helping them to outclass U18 (#11, 1-6) with 30-point margin 105-75. Jelgava maintains the 6th position in Latvian LBL. Jelgava is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-4 record. It's Duselis' second year at Jelgava and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Arturs Duselis averages this season 10.5ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group) of Barons kvartals. Gulbis impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Of course Barons kvartals cruised to a 73-63 relatively comfortable win over Liepaja (3-5). This victory allowed Barons kvartals to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Gulbis is a newcomer at Barons kvartals and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.4ppg (#1). He also registered 6.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Jelgava's star - Latvian Sandis Silavs (195-G-88). Silavs showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Jelgava, helping his team with a 105-75 easy win against the lower-ranked U18 (#11, 1-6). Jelgava needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Silavs has a great season in Latvia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.5apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andzejs Pasecniks (211-C-95) of U18 - 15 points and 4 rebounds
5. Andris Justovics (200-F-89) of Jelgava - 15 points and 5 rebounds
6. Janis Berzins (202-F-93) of Valmiera - 15 points and 7 rebounds
7. Maris Ziedins (203-F/C-90) of Valmiera - 8 points and 9 rebounds
8. Greg Plater (185-G-89) of Liepaja - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Valmiera - 17 points and 7 rebounds
10. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of Jelgava - 8 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



LBL Round 11: Latvijas Universitate loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 11 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (6-2) beat league's leader Latvijas Universitate (6-4) 74-57 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Latvijas Universitate only scored seven points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Barons kvartals in Riga.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Jelgava. Local Jelgava (4-4) outscored 11th ranked U18 (1-6) 105-75. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Arturs Duselis contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Davis Geks (190-95) answered with 15 points for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava maintains sixth place with 4-4 record. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Jelgava will play against Jekabpils (#9) in the next round. U18 will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 11 Barons kvartals defeated Liepaja in Riga 73-63.


Jelgava - U18 105-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Jelgava. Local Jelgava (4-4) outscored 11th ranked U18 (1-6) 105-75. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.3 percent from the field. Jelgava outrebounded U18 39-25 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Jelgava players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Guard Davis Geks (190-95) answered with 15 points and center Andzejs Pasecniks (211-95) added 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for U18. U18's coach Nikolajs Mazurs gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava maintains sixth place with 4-4 record. Newly promoted U18 stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Jelgava will play against Jekabpils (#9) in the next round. U18 will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
U18: A.Pasecniks 15+4reb, D.Geks 15+3reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 12+1reb+2ast, R.Stradnieks 8+4reb, A.Ginters 8+2reb+3ast, K.Gluditis 7+2reb+1ast
Jelgava: A.Duselis 22+1reb+2ast, E.Krumins 16+4reb+1ast, S.Silavs 16+9reb+4ast, A.Justovics 15+5reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 13+4reb+6ast, L.Mizis 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 198009


Liepaja - Barons kvartals 63-73

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Liepaja (3-5) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Barons kvartals (3-5) 73-63. It looked good early as Liepaja took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Barons kvartals had a 21-13 second period charge getting the lead and Liepaja was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-73. Barons kvartals made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Barons kvartals outrebounded Liepaja 42-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international point guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Barons kvartals' coach Martins Gulbis allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Greg Plater (185-89, college: Long Beach St.) answered with 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Artis Ate (191-89) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Liepaja. Barons kvartals moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Liepaja. Liepaja lost fourth consecutive game. Barons kvartals will play against league's leader Valmiera at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liepaja will play against Jurmala (#4) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: G.Plater 16+5reb+3ast, A.Ate 9+6reb+3ast, I.Jakovics 8+4reb+2ast, A.Bricis 8+3reb, K.Miglinieks 6+4reb, T.Leiteris 6+2reb
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 24+6reb, I.Bergmanis 13+3reb+3ast, S.Metra 11+6reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 9+7reb+1ast, A.Brunins 9+4reb+2ast, D.Zonne 5
gschID: 198008


Valmiera - LU 74-57

Round 11 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (6-2) beat league's leader Latvijas Universitate (6-4) 74-57 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latvijas Universitate. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Latvijas Universitate only scored seven points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera keeps a position of league leader. Latvijas Universitate at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate will play next round against Turiba trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Barons kvartals in Riga.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 19+1reb+1ast, K.Dargais 16+9reb+2ast, P.Rekis 6+2reb+1ast, K.Strazdins 6+7reb+1ast, K.Brigmanis 2+2reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 2+2reb
Valmiera: A.Butjankovs 17+7reb, J.Berzins 15+7reb, J.Porzingis 11+2reb, J.Kaufmanis 11+8reb+2ast, M.Ziedins 8+9reb+1ast, R.Gabrans 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 198007



*****************************************************
  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Sagesse 5-0 
 2. Al Riyadi 3-1 
 3. Amchit 3-1 
 4. Byblos 3-2 
 5. Champville 3-2 
 6. Moutahed 3-2 
 7. Antranik 1-3 
 8. Bejjeh 1-4 
 9. Hoops 1-4 
 10. Anibal 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 21: Byblos - Champville 80-77
Nov. 22: Hoops - Moutahed 62-92
Nov. 21: Sagesse - Bejjeh 107-71
Nov. 22: Anibal - Antranik
Nov. 23: Amchit - Al Riyadi


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Sagesse
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Harper, Sagesse29.8 
 2. Salyers, Moutahed25.0 
 3. Blair, Hoops24.8 
 4. Khatib, Champville24.6 
 5. Terry, Champville24.6 
 6. Sims, Sagesse24.2 
 7. Gray, Anibal24.0 
 8. Gadson, Antranik23.5 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh22.8 
 10. Chatfield, Mouta.22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Fraser, Byblos15.0 
 2. Bawji, Moutahed12.4 
 3. Johnson, Anibal12.3 
 4. Salyers, Moutahed11.6 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi10.8 
 6. Luca, Hoops10.8 
 7. Ampim, Antranik10.3 
 8. Jones, Champville10.0 
 9. Jamison, Bejjeh9.4 
 10. Sims, Sagesse9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rony FAHED
  Moutahed
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Fahed, Moutahed6.2 
 2. Akl, Sagesse6.0 
 3. Blair, Hoops5.6 
 4. Zaloum, Antranik5.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.3 
 6. Johnson, Amchit5.0 
 7. Chatfield, Mouta.5.0 
 8. Accaoui, Anibal5.0 
 9. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
 10. Gadson, Antranik4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Pape SOW
  Amchit
  (207-F-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sow, Amchit4.3 
 2. Johnson, Amchit3.8 
 3. Williams, Bejjeh3.2 
 4. Zaloum, Antranik2.5 
 5. Saoud, Al Riyadi2.3 
 6. Youngblood, Byblos2.2 
 7. Blair, Hoops2.2 
 8. Kassem, Bejjeh2.0 
 9. Harper, Sagesse2.0 
 10. Gray, Anibal2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Anibal
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Johnson, Anibal3.3 
 2. Jones, Champville2.5 
 3. Khazzouh, Sagesse2.0 
 4. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 5. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.8 
 6. Ampim, Antranik1.8 
 7. Fraser, Byblos1.4 
 8. Haji, Antranik1.3 
 9. Terry, Champville1.2 
 10. Bawji, Moutahed1.0 


Garnett Thompson Moves from Lebanese Powerhouse Champville to Saudi Arabian Champions Al Ittihad - by Surujh Roopnarine

Veteran American-Lebanese forward Garnett Thompson (206-C/F-80, college: Providence) has a new home for the 2012-13 season in four-time consecutive Saudi champion Al Ittihad Jeddah. Thompson, who gained Lebanese citizenship this year and took part in the FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo with the National Team, had spent most of the past two seasons with Champville. In 2011 he joined Champville in May to help lead the club to a spot in the semifinals of the Arab Club Championships. Last season he appeared in 21 Lebanese league contests averaging 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks. In addition he was named to the Asia-Basket.com All-WABA League 2nd Team after a dominating 18.8ppg, 9.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg performance over eight games.
With all of his accomplishments many felt that it would be another successful season for the Central Islip, New York native in Lebanon. However the head coach of the club had other idea and felt that the club would no longer need his services. So, faced with a situation of no longer being wanted the 6-9 Thompson will now play for Al Ittihad Jeddah, which has claimed the Saudi Arabian league championship four seasons in a row. For a player who has excelled in many stops throughout the world including Poland, China, Syria and South Korea, Saudi Arabia will be a new challenge for the 32 year old.
According to Garnett "I did not leave or choose to leave Champville. I didn't like how it concluded, but everything happens for a reason and I just take it as God telling me it was time for me to move on...I hold no grudges".
Thompson signed a contract with Al Ittihad Jeddah until June of next season and he has all intentions of helping them maintain their history of stellar finishes "I'm going to Saudi Arabia to help Al Ittihad Jeddah win another championship by being a good teammate and giving them 200% of my effort".



*****************************************************
  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.28.0 
 2. Guzman, Mavort24.0 
 3. Evans, El Bosque23.0 
 4. Baxley, Hebraica23.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras22.8 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.22.3 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.21.3 
 8. Calvo, S.Jose/U.20.7 
 9. Matthews, Cent..19.7 
 10. Velasquez, Dep.C.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hatila PASSOS
  Hebraica
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Passos, Hebraica12.3 
 2. Fuller, Mavort11.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras10.6 
 4. Osorio, El Bosque9.7 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.3 
 6. Colmenares, Cent..9.3 
 7. Smith, Amistad9.3 
 8. Chavez, El Bosque9.0 
 9. McFarlin, Amistad9.0 
 10. Graterol, Tiburon.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.7 
 3. Osimani, Obras6.8 
 4. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.3 
 5. Ribeiro, Brasilia6.3 
 6. Campazzo, Penarol5.8 
 7. Cardenas, Mavort5.7 
 8. Martinez, Regat.5.2 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.4.4 
 10. Myvett, Amistad4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell EVANS
  El Bosque
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Evans, El Bosque3.7 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol3.4 
 3. Washam, Regatas C.2.6 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.2.5 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.3 
 6. Benite, Flamengo2.3 
 7. Suero, Tiburones2.3 
 8. Colmenares, Cent..2.3 
 9. Magalhaes, Flame.2.3 
 10. Sloan, Mavort2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo MORRO
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morro, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Clay, Dep.Castro2.0 
 3. de Souza, Brasilia1.7 
 4. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 5. Leiva, Penarol1.6 
 6. Newsome, Malvin1.3 
 7. Fuller, Mavort1.3 
 8. Matthews, Cent..1.0 
 9. Sucre, Tiburones1.0 
 10. Espinoza, Obras1.0 


Semifinal Stage: Day 2 in Group F - by Eurobasket News

Libertad S. - Penarol 80-78
Libertad Sunchales gained a crucial victory over Penarol to remain in the title race at the Liga Sudamericana. Ricardo Sanchez (212-C-87) nailed three free throws late in regulation to give Libertad a vital 2-point victory at the end. He finished with 17 points to pace the effort. Penarol enjoyed a comfortable start to the game. They posted a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Penarol secured a 41:30 halftime advantage. Penarol stretched the margin to 12 points at the final intermission. But Libertad refused to surrender. They went on a massive rescue rally in the final period to surge ahead late in regulation. Facundo Campazzo tried to force overtime but missed a buzzer-beating layup. Jonatan Treise (186-PG-85) finished with 12 points, while Alejandro Alloatti and Gabriel Mikulas added 10 points each for the winners. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) answered with 24 points for Penarol. Facundo Campazzo provided 17 points and 8 assists in the loss.

Regatas C. - Obras 90-89 2OT
Regatas Corrientes survived a double-overtime thriller to snatch a narrow win over Obras Sanitarias in Liga Sudamericana semifinal stage. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record in Group F. Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) drained a late triple in the second overtime to bring victory to Regatas. Obras Sanitarias started slow scoring just 9 points in the first term. However they went for 24 points in the second quarter to take a 33:23 halftime lead. Regatas exploded with 26 points in the third quarter to narrow the deficit. They got within striking distance late in regulation. Paolo Quinteros came up for Regatas to knot things up sending the game into overtime. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the first extra period. They ended it in a 13:13 draw. Obras pulled in front in the second overtime but Paolo Quinteros stepped up for Regatas once again sinking a crucial win. He finished with 26 points and 12 boards for the winners. Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) added 15 points, 11 boards and 4 assists for Regatas. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) answered with 25 points and 16 boards for Obras. Ryan Humphrey provided 16 points in the loss.



*****************************************************
  LITHUANIA   

Standings - LKL

LKL Standings
 1. Rudupis 6-0 
 2. Siauliai 4-1 
 3. Juventus 4-2 
 4. Lietuvos rytas 3-0 
 5. Zalgiris 3-0 
 6. Neptunas 3-3 
 7. Lietkabelis 3-3 
 8. Nevezis 3-4 
 9. Pieno Zvaigzdes 3-4 
 10. LSU-Baltai 1-4 
 11. Sakalai 1-5 
 12. Naglis Palangos 0-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 22: Lietkabelis - Pieno Zvaigzdes 87-73
Nov. 20: Juventus - Sakalai 82-75
Nov. 22: Naglis Palangos - Neptunas 81-111
Nov. 19: Siauliai - Nevezis 71-78
Nov. 19: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Zalgiris 43-93

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 24: LSU-Baltai - Naglis Palangos
Nov. 24: Nevezis - Juventus
Nov. 24: Rudupis - Siauliai
Nov. 26: Lietuvos rytas - Zalgiris
Nov. 27: Neptunas - Siauliai


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.7 
 2. Mazeika, Neptunas16.7 
 3. Samenas, Siauliai16.6 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.16.1 
 5. Dia, Siauliai15.6 
 6. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.14.6 
 7. Gailius, Neptunas13.8 
 8. Kadziulis, Rudupis13.5 
 9. Gates, Pieno Z.13.1 
 10. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Kieza, Siauliai10.4 
 2. Sarakauskas, Nept.8.7 
 3. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai8.4 
 4. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 5. Dia, Siauliai7.6 
 6. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.5 
 7. Vene, Rudupis6.3 
 8. Gates, Pieno Z.6.1 
 9. Gailius, Neptunas5.5 
 10. Varnelis, Juventus5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis JACKSON
  Siauliai
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Jackson, Siauliai5.8 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis4.0 
 3. Broadus, Neptunas3.5 
 4. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.4 
 5. Leonard, Juventus3.3 
 6. Stasys, LSU-Baltai3.0 
 7. Vene, Rudupis2.8 
 8. Kieza, Siauliai2.8 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis2.8 
 10. Gailius, Neptunas2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Parrish BROWN
  Naglis P.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Brown, Naglis P.2.6 
 2. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.2.4 
 3. Mockevicius, Nagli.1.9 
 4. Girdziunas, Nevezis1.9 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.8 
 6. Vene, Rudupis1.7 
 7. Dambrauskas, Sakal.1.7 
 8. Kieza, Siauliai1.6 
 9. Milaknis, Rudupis1.5 
 10. Runkauskas, Nept.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai3.6 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis2.0 
 3. Kieza, Siauliai1.4 
 4. Dia, Siauliai1.4 
 5. McClure, Neptunas1.3 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.1.1 
 8. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.0 
 9. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.0 
 10. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.9 


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 8-5 
 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. Silute 4-8 
 15. Nafta Universitetas 4-9 
 16. Radviliskis 3-9 
 17. Birstono 3-10 
 18. Gargzdai 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 22: Nafta Universitetas - Zalgiris-Sabonio 74-93
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. Gudaitis, Zalgir.15.8 
 9. Pociukonis, S.Marc.15.7 
 10. Udras, Perlas-MRU15.6 
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.7.9 
 7. Macernis, Mazeikiai7.5 
 8. Krestinin, S.Marc.7.4 
 9. Brusokas, Statyba7.4 
 10. Kazakauskas, Olim.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. Kuklierius, Suduva.4.9 
 5. Anuzis, Nafta U.4.9 
 6. Razutis, Olimpas4.5 
 7. Rakauskas, S.Marc.4.3 
 8. Sidlauskas, Mazeik.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. Virbalas, Perla.2.3 
 6. Paliukenas, Staty.2.3 
 7. Stanionis, Zanav.2.3 
 8. Harrison, Dzukija2.3 
 9. Pelss, Zanavykas2.2 
 10. Klemas, Delikates.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija4.2 
 2. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.3 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.2.0 
 4. Gudaitis, Zalgir.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 


LKL Round 10: Nevezis hand first loss to Siauliai - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Siauliai (4-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Nevezis (3-4) 78-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. Siauliai was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Nevezis, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 Siauliai turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. The former international center Darius Silinskis (216-84, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Siauliai. Nevezis have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Siauliai at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. Nevezis is looking forward to face higher ranked Juventus (#3) in Utena in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Siauliai will play on the road against Neptunas in Klaipeda and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked Neptunas (3-3) 111-81. International forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Martynas Mazeika chipped in 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Nigerian power forward Olasumbo Atoyebi (203-88, college: Elon) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Neptunas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Lietkabelis. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. Neptunas will play against league's second-placed Siauliai at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Naglis Palangos will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-4) and Lietkabelis (3-3), which took place in Panevezys. 6th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes lost to ninth ranked Lietkabelis in a road game 73-87 on Thursday. Tauras Jogela notched 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 22 points by Lukas Brazdauskis did not help to save the game for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lietkabelis moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Neptunas. Loser Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Nevezis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between 6th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-4) and top-ranked Zalgiris (3-0) in Pasvalys ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Kaunas outscored Pieno Zvaigzdes 93-43. Ksistof Lavrinovic fired 16 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zalgiris have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lietuvos rytas. Pieno Zvaigzdes at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Zalgiris' next round opponent will be Lietuvos rytas (#4) in Vilnius.

In the last game of round 10 Sakalai was beaten by Juventus on the road 82-75.


Naglis Palangos - Neptunas 81-111

Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked Neptunas (3-3) 111-81. It looked good early as Naglis Palangos took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Neptunas had a 36-16 second period charge getting the lead and Naglis Palangos was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-111. Neptunas dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Naglis Palangos' 58. Neptunas had a 23-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. International forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Martynas Mazeika (191-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Five Neptunas players scored in double figures. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Nigerian power forward Olasumbo Atoyebi (203-88, college: Elon) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds and guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Neptunas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Lietkabelis. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. Neptunas will play against league's second-placed Siauliai at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Naglis Palangos will play against LSU-Baltai (#10) in Kaunas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: O.Atoyebi 25+6reb+1ast, M.Mockevicius 15+5reb+2ast, P.Brown 13+2reb+2ast, M.Kumpys 9+5reb+1ast, J.Petkevicius 7, E.Lengvinas 5+1reb+2ast
Neptunas: D.Gailius 21+6reb+5ast, L.Mikalauskas 20+1reb, M.Mazeika 17+1reb+7ast, R.Broadus 13+3reb+3ast, V.Sarakauskas 12+6reb+1ast, N.Barinov 9+1reb
gschID: 194279


Lietkabelis - Pieno Zvaigzdes 87-73

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-4) and Lietkabelis (3-3), which took place in Panevezys. 6th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes lost to ninth ranked Lietkabelis in a road game 73-87 on Thursday. Lietkabelis outrebounded Pieno Zvaigzdes 36-25 including 23 on the defensive glass. Forward Tauras Jogela (203-93) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) supported him with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Even 22 points by Lukas Brazdauskis (202-88) did not help to save the game for Pieno Zvaigzdes. American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) added 18 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Five Lietkabelis and four Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lietkabelis moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Neptunas. Loser Pieno Zvaigzdes dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Nevezis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: L.Brazdauskis 22+4reb, Y.Gates 18+5reb+1ast, T.Hughes 13+3reb+2ast, B.Woodfox 10+1reb+1ast, T.Biggs 8+2reb, E.Ulanovas 1+2reb+2ast
Lietkabelis: T.Jogela 19+6reb+2ast, K.Babkauskas 16+4reb+4ast, M.Kupsas 15+10reb+1ast, D.Griskenas 14+1reb+2ast, A.Drungilas 10+5reb+1ast, A.Butkevicius 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 194278


Juventus - Sakalai 82-75

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Juventus (4-2) beat 11th ranked Sakalai (1-5) in Utena 82-75. Sakalai was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Juventus, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Sakalai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Paulius Morkeliunas (200-85, college: LIU Brooklyn) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Jokubas Gintvainis (191-94) produced 13 points and 4 assists and forward Evaldas Baniulis (201-87, college: S.Carolina) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Sakalai players scored in double figures. Juventus moved-up to third place. Sakalai lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost. Juventus' next round opponent will be Nevezis (#8) in Kedainiai where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: J.Gintvainis 13+2reb+4ast, J.Sinica 11+5reb+2ast, R.Matulis 10+2reb+1ast, P.Dambrauskas 10+6reb+3ast, E.Baniulis 10+8reb+1ast, E.Jezukevicius 8+6reb+4ast
Juventus: N.Varnelis 16+10reb, P.Morkeliunas 15+6reb+1ast, A.Viskontas 14+3reb+1ast, G.Matulis 9+5reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 9+7reb+4ast, K.Petrukonis 8+2reb
gschID: 194277


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Zalgiris 43-93

The game between 6th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-4) and top-ranked Zalgiris (3-0) in Pasvalys ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Kaunas outscored Pieno Zvaigzdes 93-43. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Pieno Zvaigzdes to just 4 points in second quarter. Zalgiris well out of reach of Pieno Zvaigzdes shooting 71.4 percent from the field. They also forced 22 Pieno Zvaigzdes turnovers and outrebounded them 29-16 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Zalgiris players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Pieno Zvaigzdes' players. International center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) fired 16 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American center Jeff Foote (212-88, college: Cornell) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Zalgiris players scored in double figures. American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) produced 12 points and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) added 8 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. Zalgiris have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lietuvos rytas. Pieno Zvaigzdes at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Zalgiris' next round opponent will be Lietuvos rytas (#4) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: Y.Gates 12+2reb, T.Hughes 8+1reb+1ast, T.Biggs 4+3reb, V.Cepukaitis 4+3reb+1ast, B.Woodfox 3+1reb, G.Maceina 3+2reb+4ast
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 16+2reb+4ast, M.Kuzminskas 13+1reb+1ast, V.Lipkevicius 12+3reb+1ast, J.Foote 12+6reb+3ast, M.Delas 11+5reb+1ast, P.Jankunas 9+1reb
gschID: 194276


Siauliai - Nevezis 71-78

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Siauliai (4-1) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Nevezis (3-4) 78-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. Siauliai was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Nevezis, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 Siauliai turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. The former international center Darius Silinskis (216-84, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Siauliai. Nevezis have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pieno Zvaigzdes. Siauliai at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. Nevezis is looking forward to face higher ranked Juventus (#3) in Utena in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Siauliai will play on the road against Neptunas in Klaipeda and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: P.Dia 20+6reb, L.Samenas 14+6reb+1ast, C.Simon 12+3reb+2ast, L.Jackson 8+6reb+4ast, S.Kuzminskas 7+2reb+3ast, V.Sulskis 7+5reb
Nevezis: T.Bishop 12+10reb+1ast, T.Cerneckis 11+2reb+3ast, S.Kulevicius 10+2reb+3ast, M.Girdziunas 10+2reb+1ast, D.Silinskis 10+6reb+1ast, G.Sirutavicius 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 194275



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal survive Lietuvos Rytas challenge - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Lietuvos Rytas 90:66

FC Barcelona Regal survive Lietuvos Rytas challenge in EuroLeague Group D. The Spanish titan remained the only undefeated team in the campaign and moved up to 7-0 record after 90:66 win.
Although FC Barcelona Regal started with 27-18 in the first period, they lost the lead later in the game. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius erupted with 27-15 in the second frame and took 45:42 at the halftime. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) gave the guests 54:51, but it was their last one in the game. Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) scored four points in a row for 63:57 and then Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) closed the frame at 68:60. FC Barcelona Regal added massive 22-6 surge in the last stanza for the final success.
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) netted 17. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) delivered 15, while Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) had 11. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Nemanja Nedovic scored 12. Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) notched 10.

FC Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 24, Ante Tomic 17, Pete Mickeal 15, Erazem Lorbek 11
Lietuvos Rytas: Leon Radosevic 14, Nemanja Nedovic 12, Dejan Ivanov 11, Predrag Samardziski 10



Martynas Gecevicius selected the top Lithuanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Martynas Gecevicius
Martynas Gecevicius
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Martynas Gecevicius (193-88, currently plays in Greece). He was the major contributor in Olympiacos' victory against the league outsider Kavala (0-6) crushing them 113-62 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. Gecevicius scored 17 points in a mere 19 minutes on the court. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (6-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Gecevicius averages: 9.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.4apg, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 87.5% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Lithuanian senior national team one years ago.

Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Jonas Valanciunas (211-92, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Valanciunas could not help the Toronto Raptors (3-9) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the Toronto Raptors were edged 98-97 on the road by the Charlotte Bobcats. Valanciunas recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Valanciunas has relatively good stats this year: 8.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg and FT: 77.8%. He is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Simas Jasaitis
Simas Jasaitis
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-82, currently plays in Eurocup). Jasaitis led his Russian team Lokomotiv to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray (2-1) crushing them 91-66 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He scored 16 points in 39 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Jasaitis has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 69.2%, 3FGP: 46.7%(7-15) in the three games. He is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius
   #4. Shooting guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Real Madrid's victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-8) 97-84 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Pocius scored 6 points. Real Madrid (8-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Pocius' overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg and 1.9rpg. He is also Lithuanian national team player.

Darius Songaila
Darius Songaila
   #5. An experienced international power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Eurocup) led his Ukrainian team BC Donetsk to an overtime victory over the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot (0-3) 92-87 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. Songaila was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points, had 7 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Donetsk (1-2) is placed third in the Eurocup. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Songaila has reliable stats this year: 13.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.7apg in the three games. He plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.

Jonas Maciulis
Jonas Maciulis
   #6. Swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-85, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Greek team Panathinaikos to a victory against the second-ranked Real Madrid (4-2) 79-68 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Maciulis scored 12 points. Panathinaikos Athens (3-3) is placed fourth in group A. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be important. It's Maciulis' first season with the team. His stats this year are: 11.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg. Maciulis is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

Linas Kleiza
Linas Kleiza
   #7. International small forward Linas Kleiza (203-85, college: Missouri, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonas Valanciunas. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Kleiza helped Toronto Raptors win their game against the Orlando Magic (4-7) 97-86. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. The Toronto Raptors have rather weak 3-9 record this season. Kleiza averaged so far 8.1ppg and 3.3rpg in the seven games. He is also Lithuanian national team player.

Donatas Zavackas
Donatas Zavackas
   #8. Forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Latvian team VEF Riga edge the eighth-ranked CEZ Nymburk (2-4) 83-81 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Zavackas scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. VEF Riga (4-2) is placed third in group B. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Zavackas' overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2000.

Antanas Kavaliauskas
Antanas Kavaliauskas
   #9. International center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, also represented by Interperformances, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Donatas Zavackas and both played together in the last VTB United League game. Kavaliauskas helped his Latvian team VEF Riga edge the eighth-ranked CEZ Nymburk (2-4) 83-81. He scored 10 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes. Kavaliauskas averaged so far 10.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg in the six games. He is also in the roster of the Lithuanian national team.

Mantas Cesnauskis
Mantas Cesnauskis
   #10. Guard Mantas Cesnauskis (191-81, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help Stelmet ZG (5-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Cesnauskis' good performance Stelmet ZG was defeated 85-73 in Kolobrzeg by the lower-ranked Kotwica (#8). He scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Cesnauskis' overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. He is a former U20 international player as twelve years ago he still played for the Lithuanian national team.

   #11. Former University international guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A was not able to secure a victory for Targu Mures (6-2) in their last game. Despite Peciukas' very good performance Targu Mures was badly defeated 93-75 at home by the higher-ranked (#4) CSM Bucuresti. He was the top scorer with 25 points in 37 minutes. Peciukas averaged so far 13.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg in the eight games. He used to play for the Lithuanian university national team seven years ago.

   #12. Former U21 international power forward Valdas Dabkus (204-84, currently plays in Poland) helped Energa Czarni win their game against the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot 78-72 in the Polish TBL last Sunday. Dabkus scored 9 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. His overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.2spg. Dabkus used to play for the Lithuanian U21 national team back in 2003.

   #13. Former U20 international point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Czech Republic) helped BK Pardubice win their game against the league outsider BK Lions Hradec 79-61 in the Czech Republic NBL on Saturday night. He scored 13 points, had 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 5 balls in 29 minutes. Zabas belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #6 with 17.8ppg. This year his other stats are: 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in the nine games. Zabas used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team four years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Tautvydas Lydeka (208-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) managed to help Krasnie Krilya Samara to win against the third-ranked Joensuun Kataja 96-86 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Lydeka's overall stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 3.3rpg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team back in 2006.

   #15. University international forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91, currently plays in Estonia), who plays in the Estonian KML couldn't help KK Parnu (2-5) in their last game. Despite Matulionis' very good performance KK Parnu was crushed 93-67 in Rakvere by the second-ranked BC Rakvere. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Matulionis also added 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. He averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg in the six games. Matulionis used to play for the Lithuanian university national team last year.

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

   #1. Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help Telekom Baskets (4-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Veikalas' good performance Telekom Baskets was defeated 100-87 at home by the higher-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#4). He scored 13 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Veikalas' overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg.

   #2. Experienced Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, college: Michigan, currently plays in Belgium) contributed to a Okapi Aalstar's victory against the closely-ranked Base Oostende (4-3) 95-89 in the Belgian Ethias League in Friday night's game. He recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Generali Okapi Aalstar (6-1) is placed first in the Ethias League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Young is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). This year his overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3bpg in the seven games he played so far. Young is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Lithuania.

   #3. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to help Juvecaserta (3-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Juvecaserta was badly defeated 86-66 on the road by the much higher-ranked Montepaschi Siena (#3). Jonusas scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Jonusas' overall stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg.

   #4. Nik Stauskas (198-G-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Michigan to a victory against the University of Pittsburgh 67-62 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (made all of his six free throws) in 33 minutes. The University of Michigan has conference record this season. This year Stauskas' overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lithuanian. Despite Stauskas' Lithuanian passport, he currently plays for the Canadian U19 national team and is not eligible to play for the Lithuanian team.

   #5. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Naestved (6-6) in their game against Bakken (11-1) in the Danish Ligaen, despite his good performance on Thursday night. Brasas scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. But Naestved lost in an overtime 83-87 in Aarhus to the second-ranked Bakken. This year Brasas' overall stats are: 8.4ppg and 4.8rpg in the 12 games.

   #6. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Leche Rio Breogan's victory against one of league's weakest teams Melilla Baloncesto 64-57 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Leonavicius' overall stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg.

   #7. Martynas Kuksta (203-C-89, currently plays in Sweden) led Hoganas to a 3-point victory over the third-ranked Helsingborg 78-75 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Kuksta scored 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Kuksta is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 15.0ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.

   #8. Aurimas Baltrokonis (190-F/G-83, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Martynas Kuksta and both played together in the last Swedish Basketettan game. Baltrokonis helped Hoganas win their game against the third-ranked Helsingborg 78-75. He scored 19 points, grabbed 8 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls in 35 minutes. Baltrokonis averaged so far 13.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 4.3apg and 2.3spg in the six games.

   #9. Mantas Griskenas (200-F-85, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Romania) couldn't help CSU Sibiu in their game against Timisoara in the Romanian Division A. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 85-66. Griskenas averaged so far 12.5ppg and 6.3rpg.

   #10. Edgaras Kvedaravicius (191-G-92, currently plays in Denmark) managed to help Horsens IC in a victory in overtime against the closely-ranked Horsholm 81-74 in the Danish Ligaen last Thursday. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. This year Kvedaravicius' overall stats are: 4.8ppg and 2.5rpg in the four games.



Gailius' 21 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old forward Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Neptunas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Neptunas in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Naglis Palangos (#12, 0-8) with 30-point margin 111-81. Neptunas is placed at 6th position in Lithuanian league. Neptunas is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Gailius had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Neptunas' top player in his first season with the team. Gailius has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 13.8ppg), rebounds (9th best: 5.5rpg) and averages solid 56.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Mindaugas Kupsas (215-C-91) of Lietkabelis. He is a center in his first season at Lietkabelis. In the last game Kupsas recorded impressive double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Lietkabelis to another comfortable win 87-73 over slightly lower-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (#9, 3-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Lietkabelis to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Kupsas is a newcomer at Lietkabelis and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Zalgiris (#5). Lavrinovic scored 16 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Zalgiris, leading his team to a 93-43 easy win against the lower-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (#9, 3-4). Zalgiris started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Lavrinovic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Lavrinovic has a very solid season. In 3 games in Lithuania he scored 13.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Olasumbo Atoyebi (203-C/F-88) of Naglis Palangos - 25 points and 6 rebounds
5. Tauras Jogela (203-F-93) of Lietkabelis - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nerijus Varnelis (201-F-78) of Juventus - 16 points and 10 rebounds
7. Martynas Mazeika (191-G-85) of Neptunas - 17 points and 7 assists
8. Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Neptunas - 12 points and 6 rebounds
9. Yancy Gates (206-F-89) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 18 points and 5 rebounds
10. Jeff Foote (212-C-88) of Zalgiris - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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



*****************************************************
  MALTA   

Standings

Powerade League Standings
 1. Athleta 2-0 
 2. Bupa 2-0 
 3. Siggiewi 1-1 
 4. Floriana 1-1 
 5. Depiro 0-2 
 6. Loyola 0-2 


Floriana's Phillip Thomas Earns Eurobasket.com Malta Player of the Week Honors! - by Steve Dolan

Phillip Thomas 6'8" F (Portland St) Floriana has earned the Eurobasket.com Player of the Week Honors for his performance this past weekend in Malta. Thomas help lead his Floriana club past Depiro 88-79 putting Floriana at 1-1 while dropping Depiro 0-2 early on in the season. Thomas finished the game with 31pts, 19rebs, 2stls, 1blk in the win. Thomas is considered one of the top imports in Malta behind Shawn Morgan and Stephen Shackleford but with this performance and the win he is closing the gap. Other top performances go to 2. Shawn Morgan Depiro whom in the tough loss continues to do a little bit of everything scoring 32pts, 8rebs, 6ast, 6stls, 1blk while continuing to shot over 50% in the loss to Floriana and Phillip Thomas. 3. Stephen Shackleford Luxol put together another very good double double with 25pts, 19rebs, 6stls, 4ast but still continues to struggle from the field FT: 9/18 50% FG: 5/18 28% 3PT: 2/8 25% which is one thing preventing Shackleford from becoming the top player in Malta.

Other Performances

4. Marco Todorovic (Athleta) 17pts, 10rebs, 3ast, 1stl, 1 blk

5. Anton Axiaq (Loyola) 16pts, 12blks, 1blk, 1ast



*****************************************************
  MONTENEGRO   


Balkan League: Teodo Tivat record fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

Teodo Tivat - Rilski Sportist 84:74

Teodo Tivat remained undefeated in Balkan League season. They held off visiting Rilski Sportist for the fourth straight win in Group B. Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 20 points to pace the hosts.
Rilski got to the better start. They ensured a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Teodo Tivat gradually took over. The Montenegrin side erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 39:38 halftime lead. Teodo Tivat boosted the gap in the third quarter. They accumulated a 5-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. The hosts raised the pressure in the final ten minutes. They limited the Bulgarian opponents at 17 points and ran to the victory at the end. Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) provided 18 points, while Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) added 16 points and 11 boards in the win. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Rilski Sportist. Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86) had 14 points in the loss.

Teodo Tivat: Savo Djikanovic 20, Sinisa Tepavcevic 18, Aleksandar Radulovic 16+11 boards
Rilski Sportist: Hristo Zahariev 17, Stanislav Slaveykov 14



Nikola Vucurovic signed open contract with Ulcinj - by Darko Pekic

Basketball club Ulcinj strengthened its roster with a well known name for basketball fans in Montenegro. They signed an open contract with the forward Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who most recently played in FYR Macedonia for the current Adriatic League member MZT Skopje. He started the last season in Mogren (18.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg) but in January he moved to Skopje where he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg helping the team to win Macedonian Championship and Cup title.

The 32 year old player born and raised in Niksic has a big international experience (France, Germany, Bosnia) and will be an important addition to the team coached by Nikola Milatovic .



*****************************************************
  NBLCANADA   

NBLC Standings

NBL Canada Standings
 1. London L. 5-0 
 2. Moncton M. 5-3 
 3. Oshawa P. 4-3 
 4. Summerside S. 4-3 
 5. Windsor Exp. 2-3 
 6. Halifax R. 2-4 
 7. St.John M.R. 2-4 
 8. Montreal J. 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 22: London L. - Montreal J. 99-75
Nov. 22: Moncton M. - Summerside S. 97-86
Nov. 22: St.John M.R. - Oshawa P. 100-114
Nov. 23: Summerside S. - Moncton M.
Nov. 23: St.John M.R. - Windsor Exp.


Miracles move into first-place tie with Storm - by Eurobasket News

The Summerside Storm lost their third straight game in the National Basketball League of Canada on Thursday night. The Storm, who opened the regular season with four straight wins, dropped the opening game of a home-and-home series with the Moncton Miracles by a 97-86 score. The win moved the Miracles into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Division with the Storm. Both teams are 4-3 (won-lost), and will clash again tonight (Friday) at Eastlink Arena in Summerside. The opening tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., and a big crowd is expected for the Storms first home game in two weeks. At the Moncton Coliseum, the second quarter proved to be the difference in the game. After the Storm led 28-24 after the opening 12 minutes, the Miracles outscored Summerside 23-15 to take a 47-43 advantage into halftime. The Miracles won the third quarter 24-23, and outscored the Storm by six points, 26-20, in the fourth. Sylvania Watkins (6'9''-F-84, college: Victory) scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Miracles, who received 22 points from Oliver McNally (6'3''-G, college: Harvard) and 18 from Darrell Wonge. Wonge scored 11 of those points in the first quarter. Gregory Plummer (6'3''-G-83, college: Eckerd) was the Storms top point-getter with 24. Brandon Hassell had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Issa Konare added 13.
Storm guard and team captain Al Stewart (5'10''-PG-83, college: Drake) went over the 500-career point mark in a Storm uniform with 14 points. Stewart now sits second on the teams all-time scoring list behind Mike Williams, who scored 590 last season. The Storm went 31-for-100 in field-goal attempts while Moncton was 31-for-75. Moncton had a 10-for-23 summary from three-point range, compared to the Storms 5-for-24.
Courtesy of: journalpioneer.com



*****************************************************
  NCAA1   

Top 25 - Men

TOP25 Standings
 1. Indiana 0-0 (5-0) 
 2. Louisville 0-0 (4-0) 
 3. Kentucky 0-0 (3-1) 
 4. Ohio St. 0-0 (3-0) 
 5. Michigan 0-0 (4-0) 
 6. N.Carolina St. 0-0 (2-1) 
 7. Kansas 0-0 (4-1) 
 8. Duke 0-0 (4-0) 
 9. Syracuse 0-0 (3-0) 
 10. Florida 0-0 (4-0) 
 11. Arizona 0-0 (3-0) 
 12. N.Carolina 0-0 (5-1) 
 13. UCLA 0-0 (4-1) 
 14. Michigan St. 0-0 (3-1) 
 15. Creighton 0-0 (4-0) 
 16. Memphis 0-0 (2-1) 
 17. Missouri 0-0 (3-0) 
 18. Baylor 0-0 (4-1) 
 19. UNLV 0-0 (2-0) 
 20. San Diego St. 0-0 (3-1) 
 21. Wisconsin 0-0 (3-1) 
 22. Gonzaga 0-0 (3-0) 
 23. Notre Dame 0-0 (4-1) 
 24. Florida St. 0-0 (4-1) 
 25. Texas 0-0 (3-2) 

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 22: Duke - Minnesota 89-71
Nov. 22: VCU - Memphis 78-63
Nov. 22: St.Mary''s, CA - Drexel 76-64
Nov. 22: Davidson - Vanderbilt 75-62
Nov. 22: California - Drake 73-70
Nov. 22: Charlotte - Texas St. 73-64
Nov. 22: Florida Gulf Coast - Toledo 72-66
Nov. 22: Stanford - Missouri 70-78
Nov. 22: Alcorn St. - Samford 69-65 OT
Nov. 22: Oklahoma - UTEP 68-61
Nov. 22: Xavier - Pacific 67-70
Nov. 22: Loyola Mary - ORU 66-75
Nov. 22: Gonzaga - Clemson 57-49
Nov. 22: Georgia Tech - Rice 54-36
Nov. 22: Louisville - N.Iowa 51-46
Nov. 22: Marist - W.Virginia 44-87

Regular Season: Round 15

Nov. 23: Georgia - E.Tenn.St.
Nov. 23: Davidson - Marist
Nov. 23: Alabama - Charleston So.
Nov. 23: Nebraska-Omaha - Beth.-Cookman
Nov. 23: Illinois St. - UAB
Nov. 23: Fair Dickinson - Delaware St.
Nov. 23: Wofford - Hampton
Nov. 23: Virginia Tech - Appalachian St.
Nov. 23: N.Arizona - Jacksonville St.
Nov. 23: Cincinnati - Iowa St.
Nov. 23: Florida A&M - Longwood
Nov. 23: St.Mary's, CA - Xavier
Nov. 23: Belmont - Cal-Riverside
Nov. 23: Florida - Cent.Florida
Nov. 23: Loyola Mary - Texas St.
Nov. 23: Presbyterian - Cornell
Nov. 23: Navy - Prairie View A&M
Nov. 23: N.Carolina A&T - Campbell
Nov. 23: Penn St. - Bucknell
Nov. 23: USC Upstate - Utah Valley
Nov. 23: Mississippi - Lipscomb
Nov. 23: Ohio St. - UMKC
Nov. 23: Rhode Island - Loyola, MD
Nov. 23: Providence - Fairfield
Nov. 23: Arizona St. - Arkansas
Nov. 23: Utah - Cent.Michigan
Nov. 23: Kentucky - LIU Brooklyn
Nov. 23: N.Carolina St. - NC-Asheville
Nov. 23: Wake Forest - William & Mary
Nov. 23: Minnesota - VCU
Nov. 23: Santa Clara - E.Washington
Nov. 23: Gonzaga - Oklahoma
Nov. 23: S.Dakota - Culver Stockton
Nov. 23: Valparaiso - Chicago St.
Nov. 23: Michigan St. - Oakland
Nov. 23: TCU - Northwestern
Nov. 23: Idaho St. - Wright St.
Nov. 23: UNLV - Oregon
Nov. 23: N.Iowa - Arizona St.
Nov. 23: N.Mexico St. - La-Lafayette
Nov. 23: Creighton - Wisconsin
Nov. 23: CS Fullerton - San Diego Chr.
Nov. 23: N.Mexico - Idaho
Nov. 23: Georgia Tech - California
Nov. 23: Columbia - Wayland Baptist


Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 Joel WRIGHT
  Texas St.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Wright, Texas St.19.8 
 2. Appleby, Louisian.18.6 
 3. Burrage, UTSA18.0 
 4. Iii, UTSA16.5 
 5. Staff, Texas St.15.8 
 6. Mullings, N.Mexico.15.4 
 7. Hill, UTSA14.0 
 8. Udofia, Denver13.8 
 9. Watson, N.Mexico.13.2 
 10. Johnson, Louisian.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeromie HILL
  UTSA
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Hill, UTSA8.3 
 2. Udofia, Denver7.5 
 3. Wright, Texas St.7.3 
 4. Burrage, UTSA6.3 
 5. Mullings, N.Mexico.6.2 
 6. Smith, Louisiana T.6.2 
 7. Staff, Texas St.6.0 
 8. Kyser, Louisian.6.0 
 9. O''Neale, Denver5.8 
 10. Sy, N.Mexico St.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kenneth SMITH
  Louisiana Tech
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Smith, Louisiana T.5.8 
 2. O''Neale, Denver4.3 
 3. Iii, UTSA3.8 
 4. Udofia, Denver3.5 
 5. Mullings, N.Mexico.3.2 
 6. Jones, Texas St.2.8 
 7. Watson, N.Mexico.2.4 
 8. Ross-Miller, N.Mex.2.4 
 9. Wright, Texas St.2.0 
 10. Hallam, Denver2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Royce O''NEALE
  Denver
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. O''Neale, Denver2.8 
 2. Davis, Texas St.2.8 
 3. Iii, UTSA2.5 
 4. Smith, Louisiana T.2.4 
 5. Sims, UTSA1.8 
 6. Mullings, N.Mexico.1.6 
 7. Olson, Denver1.5 
 8. Udofia, Denver1.3 
 9. Watson, N.Mexico.1.0 
 10. Staff, Texas St.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michale KYSER
  Louisian.
  (206-F-)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kyser, Louisian.3.2 
 2. Udofia, Denver2.3 
 3. Hallam, Denver1.5 
 4. Bhullar, N.Mexico.1.4 
 5. Staff, Texas St.1.3 
 6. Wright, Texas St.1.0 
 7. Koenen, Texas St.1.0 
 8. Dixon, N.Mexico.0.8 
 9. Mullings, N.Mexico.0.6 
 10. Olson, Denver0.5 


WAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 20 - by Eurobasket News

Louisiana Tech 71, Chattanooga 63

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (LA Tech Media Relations) A back and forth, physical battle between Louisiana Tech (4-1) and Chattanooga (1-4) ended with the Bulldogs pulling away late behind guard Raheem Appleby's matched career-high of 30 points to beat the Mocs 71-63 and complete the three wins in three days sweep in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at the McKenzie Arena.

The chippy first half led to 21 personal fouls between both clubs, but the Bulldogs managed to build their largest lead of the game with five seconds remaining on Kenneth Smith's three-pointer. LA Tech took a 42-34 lead into halftime.

Idaho 72, Green Bay 62

MOSCOW, ID-- (UI Media Relations) Stephen Madison (6'5''-F-91) poured in 19 points as Kyle Barone added 15 and Connor Hill (6'2''-G-93) tallied 12 as the University of Idaho topped Wisconsin-Green Bay 72-62 Tuesday night at Memorial Gym.

The Vandals shot 55 percent from the field and won the board battle 34-27.

In addition to his team-leading point total, Madison also had seven assists and four rebounds.

San Jose State 94, UC Santa Cruz 54

San Jose, Calif.-- (SJSU Media Relations) Forward Chris Cunningham (6'9''-F) scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as San Jose State coasted to a 94-54 win over UC Santa Cruz in a non-conference men's basketball game.

The Spartans (2-2) were never challenged after the five-minute mark as they won their second in a row and evened their record for the first time this season. San Jose State had its first double-digit lead, 16-6, at the 13:48 mark; a 20-point advantage, 37-17 with 5:23 left in the first half; and led 45-25 at halftime.
Courtesy of: www.wacsports.com



Bowers Scores 19 as No. 13 Missouri Holds off Stanford 78-70 - by Eurobasket News

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - The second half is becoming Laurence Bowers' time to take over and that's just fine with No. 13 Missouri.

Bowers scored 19 points, as usual most were in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Tigers beat Stanford 78-70 in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday.

Bowers, who had 13 points in the second half Thursday, has scored more points after halftime in every game this season for the Tigers (4-0). He came in averaging 15.5 points per game, 14.0 in the second half.

"Second half is when you put the team away," Bowers said. "On an individual standpoint, I would love to play better in the first half, but whenever I get the opportunity to step up for my team, that is what I am going to do. And if that is in the second half, I am going to try and continue to do that."

Missouri will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 2 Louisville and Northern Iowa in Friday's semifinals.

Phil Pressey (5'11''-G-91) had 18 points and eight assists for Missouri, which had just three field goals over the final 9:10 and they were all grouped in a 1:57 span starting with 2:12 to play. It didn't matter as the Tigers were 10 of 11 from the free throw line over that span. They were 22 for 25 for the game.

"When you have your big men make free throws, that is key," said Pressey, who made all six of his free throws. "When Alex (Oriakhi) makes his free throws and your guards, that is a given - they have to make their free throws, overall that just helps you out."

Bowers missed last season with a torn knee ligament.

"I am definitely getting better day by day, both physically and mentally," Bowers said. "Taking hard hits or anytime I end up on the ground that just builds my confidence that much more on my knee.

"I am very comfortable with Phil Pressey on the floor and think our chemistry is coming along greatly and with the other guys as well. I just have to get better with progression day by day."

Chasson Randle (6'1''-G-93) had 22 points for the Cardinal (3-2), who have lost two straight after an eight-game winning streak.

"They made a lot of plays when it counted - a lot of offensive rebound putbacks, beat us to loose balls," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "They did a good job in those areas."

Missouri finished with a 43-39 rebound advantage including 19-12 on the offensive end.

"I thought it was a very physical game and thought we responded very well after the first part of the game," Missouri coach Frank Haith said. "We had some guys make some big plays down the stretch.

"Rebounding and defense is a big part of who this team is. I thought we did that much better in the second half and were able to come out with a win."

Stanford, which trailed by 12 points in the first half, stayed within reach in the second half and was down 72-68 with 1:15 left on a long jumper by John Gage.

Pressey took over from there, scoring the Tigers' last four points and assisting on the two before that.

Oriakhi, who played in this tournament last season with Connecticut, had 13 points for Missouri. Oriakhi transferred after the season and did not have sit out a season because Connecticut was put on probation.

Earnest Ross (6'5''-G-91) had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers but he was 3 for 19 from the field and missed all five 3-point attempts.

Missouri shot 36.6 percent from the field, just 31.9 percent in the second half.

"When your shots don't fall, that doesn't mean you can't win," Haith said. "You have to find a way."

Dwight Powell had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal while Gage added 10 points.

"It definitely was a physical game. We learned a lot from it," Powell said. "Those guys competed hard especially offensively and showed us that we have to have five guys rebound and we cannot allow them to bully us underneath like they did today. Something we can definitely improve on."

Randle was coming off a 2-for-16 effort from 3-point range in the loss to Belmont and he was 1 of 6 from there against Missouri. The Cardinal were 6 for 26 from beyond the arc while Missouri was 4 of 19.
Courtesy of: http://www.mutigers.com



No. 2 Cardinals Power Past Northern Iowa, 51-46 - by Eurobasket News

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Louisville had this one wrapped up. The second-ranked Cardinals, despite playing a terrible first half, were leading Northern Iowa by 18 points with just under 12 minutes to play.

Nobody told the Panthers about how it was supposed to end.

They managed to get within a point with 2:06 left, but Louisville found a way to hang on for a 51-46 victory on Thursday night in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

"We didn't play well, but when you don't play well, there is a reason. And the reason was their team," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "They are really good at what they do. They clog it up so you cannot get anything inside. They will give you a few shots from the outside, which we didn't hit. Our press was very effective, but because we shot such a low percentage, we couldn't get it to take its toll."

Russ Smith (6'0''-G-91) scored 16 points, including the deciding three-point play with 5.1 seconds left.

The Cardinals had a bad first half, looked as if they straightened things out but then stumbled to the finish.

"I think they scouted us perfectly. I think they did a really good job taking away all our pick and rolls, packing it in," Pitino said. "But we also played excellent defense and made big plays. We knew this was going to be a war and was going to go down to the buzzer.

"We played hard, but they made us look bad," he said.

Louisville (4-0) will face No. 13 Missouri in Friday night's semifinals. The Tigers beat Stanford 78-70.

The Cardinals somehow held a 26-20 halftime lead despite shooting 27.0 percent from the field (10 of 37) and committing 10 turnovers.

They held Northern Iowa (3-1) to one field goal over the opening 10:47 of the second half and that cut Louisville's lead to 40-24. The Panthers were 1 of 13 from the field and committed eight turnovers in that span.

"At 40-22, all the momentum was on Louisville's side," Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson said. "You keep thinking about making the right plays and doing a couple things. At the same time, you think you have let a couple of opportunities go on layups and ball-handling plays we didn't make. But that is where the guys get a lot of credit for continuing to get back and transition and continue to defend and block out, sharing the offense."

It was far from an easy ride to the finish as the Cardinals went 5:12 without scoring and suddenly the Panthers were chipping away.

Jake Koch made two free throws with 2:06 to cut Louisville's lead to 45-44.

Gorgui Dieng scored for the Cardinals and after a missed 3 by Northern Iowa, Luke Hancock (6'6''-F-90) made one of two free throws for Louisville with 54 seconds left.

Koch made two free throws with 42 seconds left to make it 48-46.

Peyton Siva drove the lane and missed a short shot for Louisville but the ball was tied up and the arrow favored the Cardinals with 6.3 seconds left. On the inbounds pass Wayne Blackshear found Smith who laid it in and was fouled with 5.1 seconds left for the final margin.

Marc Sonnen (6'3''-G-90) had 11 points for Northern Iowa and Koch finished with 10.

"We knew coming in how good they are," Sonnen said. "They are No. 2."

Nate Buss was the man who made the difference for the Panthers scoring eight points in the final 13 minutes - his only playing time of the game. The 6-foot-9 sophomore didn't score as a freshman and had a total of 24 points coming in.

"We did a great job of them not intimidating us," Buss said. "We're just as tough and can be just as aggressive. Our mentality coming in was a huge part of why it was the way it was."

Louisville finished shooting 30.6 percent (19 of 62) while the Panthers hit 34.8 percent (16 of 46).

The Cardinals had a 46-28 rebound advantage including 21-5 on the offensive end.

Louisville finished shooting 30.6 percent (19 of 62) while the Panthers hit 34.8 percent (16 of 46).

The Cardinals had a 46-28 rebound advantage including 21-5 on the offensive end.
Courtesy of: http://www.gocards.com



Golden Bears Edge Drake, 73-70 - by Eurobasket News

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Justin Cobbs (6'2''-G-91) scored four of his 21 points in the final 71 seconds, Allen Crabbe (6'6''-G-92) had 15 points and California rallied from nine points down in the final 7 minutes to beat Drake 73-70 on Thursday night in an opening-round game of the DirecTV Classic.

Richard Solomon had 10 points for the Bears (4-0) before fouling out in the final seconds. Each of Cal's first three wins was decided by margins of 11 or more points.

Ben Simons had 13 points for Drake (1-2), sharing scoring honors with Seth VanDeest, Richard Carter (5'11''-G) and Gary Ricks Jr. Jordan Clark had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Courtesy of: http://www.calbears.com



Belmont Defeats Alaska Anchorage in Shootout Opener - by Eurobasket News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - - Working into the wee hours of the morning, Belmont University men's basketball defeated Alaska Anchorage in the quarterfinal round of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Wednesday.

Given a 10 p.m. Alaska standard time tip 1 a.m. Thursday in Nashville the Bruins were confronted with a seemingly interminable day in the majestic land of the last frontier.

And after defeating Pac-12 stalwart Stanford Sunday to earn national Top 25 votes, it was easy to label the tournament opener as a trap game. But the tradition-rich Seawolves were not going to sneak up on Belmont; the word was out on their vast achievements as an NCAA Division II program: 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, 53 victories against NCAA Division I opponents including a 1989 Michigan team that won the national championship and the likes of Notre Dame, Texas and Washington.

In fact, Belmont head coach Rick Byrd remarkied leading into the game that UAA was one of the most impressive and fundamentally sound teams he had scouted in recent memory.

With that as a backdrop, the Bruins looked to keep their early season momentum going.

After an opening three-pointer from Mike MacKelvie, senior Trevor Noack (6'7''-F-91) (Keller, Texas) capped a 7-0 Bruin run to put the visitors up 7-3.

A three-pointer from freshman Craig Bradshaw (6'3''-G) (Franklin, Tenn.) and five points from senior Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) stretched the margin to 19-13 six minutes in.

But following another MacKelvie jumpshot, senior Kerron Johnson (Huntsville, Ala.) would pick up his second personal foul and be forced to the sidelines for the final 12:48 of the half.

Understandably, the Bruin offense was a bit hamstrung without its dynamic floor general, but nevertheless, Johnson's teammates rose to the challenge.

Sophomore Reece Chamberlain (Goodlettsville, Tenn.), who shook off a scary fall midway through the first half, was ushered into extended duty and kept Belmont on track.

Consecutive layins from Noack and senior Adam Barnes (6'2''-G-90) (Clarksville, Tenn.) and a floater from Clark pushed the Bruin lead to 27-17 with 9:40 left in the half.

The lead grew to 33-19 on another Noack layin before the Seawolves closed the margin.

Belmont did an extraordinary job of chasing UAA guards through numerous dribble handoffs and baseline screen series to limit the open shot opportunities for capable Seawolf shooters. But a deep three-pointer from Kyle Fossman and two Stephan Heard free throws trimmed the score to 39-31 with 1:44 left in the half.

But with just seconds remaining, Belmont scored on a gorgeous baseline out of bounds play as Noack put home a reverse layin to give the Bruins a 41-31 lead at halftime.

The Bruins shot 50 percent (15-for-30) from the field in the opening 20 minutes including 4-for-10 from three-point distance. Belmont forced 11 UAA turnovers in the first half. Noack and Clark each had 10 for Belmont at the break.

Noack continued his fine form with a straight-on three-pointer to increase the lead to 44-33 with 17:58 left. But just as UAA started to inch closer, Johnson picked up his third personal foul with 15:17 left.

With Kerron on the bench, the Seawolves closed within 44-39 on one free throw from Teancum Stafford.

Undeterred, the Bruins used pressure defense and unselfish play to reply in kind. Belmont scored seven straight points, capped by another Noack three-pointer to make the score 51-39 with 14:08 left.

Then after a steal and score from Chamberlain and an easy two from junior Blake Jenkins (Knoxville, Tenn.), Belmont would seize control.

Five straight points from Stafford got UAA within single figures for a final time at 55-46 with 11:49 left, before a flashy drive from Bradshaw and interior baskets from Noack and senior Brandon Baker (Milford, Ohio) extinguished the hosts' run.

Belmont's largest lead of 19, 69-50, came with 5:04 left on a putback from junior J.J. Mann (Smyrna, Ga.).

All told, Belmont shot 44 percent (27-for-61) from the field including 8-for-19 from three-point distance. The Bruins came up with 12 steals on 20 UAA turnovers.

Noack led three Bruins in double figures with a career-high 15 points. Clark scored 14 points and added five assists, while Mann scored 13.

Chamberlain had six points, three assists, two steals and zero turnovers in a career-high 26 minutes.

Belmont also held the Seawolves' leading scorer, Fossman 12 points under his average on 2-for-7 shooting in 40 minutes of play.

MacKelvie led UAA (4-1) with 14 points.

With the victory, Belmont starts the season 4-0 for the first time in the program's NCAA Division I era.

Belmont (4-0) returns to action Friday against Northeastern in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout semifinal round. Tip-off is set for 10:00 p.m. CT from Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. The live play-by-play of Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram can be heard on the Bruin Sports Network.
Courtesy of: http://belmontbruins.com



WAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 21 - by Eurobasket News

New Mexico State 67, Northern New Mexico 37

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (NMSU Media Relations)-The New Mexico State men's basketball beat Northern New Mexico, 67-37, in the conclusion of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

The Aggies (2-3) utilized a size advantage and scored 44 points in the paint. Junior forward Renaldo Dixon (6'10''-F) scored a season-high 12 points, and senior forward Bandja Sy was also in double-figures with 10 points. The Aggies had 12 players see action, and senior forward Tyrone Watson and sophomore forward Remi Barry both added seven points.

Seattle U 58, Pacific Lutheran 49

Seattle, Wash. - (SU Media Relations) The Seattle University men's basketball team overcame its struggles on the offensive end of the floor, using defense and rebounding to hold off Pacific Lutheran, 58-49, Wednesday night at KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Clarence Trent (Tacoma, Wash.) was the only Redhawk to reach double figures in scoring, finishing with 17 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Deshaun Sunderhaus (Conyers, Ga.) and Sterling Carter (6'0''-G-90) (Seattle, Wash.) finished with nine points and seven rebounds apiece, with Prince Obasi (6'2''-G) (Reseda, Calif.) contributing seven points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Colorado State 60, Denver 53

DENVER - (DU Media Relations) University of Denver men's basketball senior guard Chase Hallam (6'5''-G-90) (Mesquite, Texas) scored 19 points and pulled down six rebounds, but the Pioneers were downed 60-53 by Colorado State at Magness Arena on Wednesday night.

Sophomore forward Royce O'Neale (Killeen, Texas) added 16 points and a game-high five assists, while junior forward Chris Udofia (6'6''-F-92) (Irving, Texas) and sophomore guard Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) had seven rebounds apiece.

Brigham Young 81, UTSA 62

PROVO, Utah (UTSA Media Relations) Senior Kannon Burrage (6'3''-G) scored 22 points, but Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws combined for 42 to lead BYU to an 81-62 victory against UTSA on Wednesday night in front of 16,475 fans at the Marriott Center.

Davies posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds to help BYU post a 48-21 edge on the boards, while Haws added 20 points behind an 8-for-16 night from the floor. The Cougars (3-2) posted their third home win of the season in the first-ever meeting with the Roadrunners (3-2).
Courtesy of: www.wacsports.com



SWAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 20 - by Eurobasket News

Alabama A&M 103, Oakwood 77

NORMAN, Ala. (AP) -- Justin Colvin (6'3''-G) knocked down five 3-pointers en route to 19 points and Justan Banks recorded a double-double to help Alabama A&M beat Oakwood 103-77 Tuesday night.

Banks finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds for Alabama A&M, which outrebounded Oakwood 50-31.

Alabama A&M (2-2) led 26-23 before closing the half on a 30-16 run to go into the break ahead 56-39. The Bulldogs shot 51.3 percent (20 of 39) from the field and made eight 3-pointers in the first half.

Alabama A&M stepped up the defensive intensity in the second half. The Bulldogs held Oakwood to 34.6 percent (9 of 26) -- down from 44 percent (11 of 25) -- in the second half. Seven of Oakwood's nine makes came from 3-point range.

Brandon Ellis and Green Hill (5'10''-G) chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Alabama A&M and Dave Daly led Oakwood (2-4) with 19.

UAB 76, Prairie View 70

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Rod Rucker (6'5''-F) scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Alabama-Birmingham used 26 second-half free throws to rally and beat Prairie View 76-70 Tuesday in nonconference action.

Jordan Swing (6'6''-F-90), Fahro Alihodzic and Isiah Jones had 10 points apiece for UAB (3-1). Swing, Alihoszic and Jones combined to go 16 of 16 from the free-throw line.

Rucker, who was 8 of 12 from the field, could have crossed the 30-point threshold, but went just 9 of 17 from the line.

Prairie View (2-4) shot 51.5 percent (17 of 33) en route to a 38-33 halftime lead. They led the entire half.

UAB, however, opened the second half with 13 consecutive points to take a 46-38 lead with 14:18 left to play.

The Blazers pushed its lead to as much as 11, 55-44, in the second half and didn't let Prairie View get any closer than five during the period.

Oakland 71, Texas Southern 69

HOUSTON (AP) -- Travis Bader (6'5''-G-91) scored 23 points, including a 3-pointer in the final minute to put Oakland ahead, and the Golden Grizzlies defeated Texas Southern 71-69 Tuesday night.

Bader, who was 7 for 12 from 3-point range, connected from behind the arc with 42 seconds left to give Oakland a 70-69 lead. Ryan Bass made a free throw for the Golden Grizzlies (2-3) and Texas Southern couldn't score at the end.

Corey Petros scored 18 points for Oakland. Raymond Penn led the Tigers (1-4) with 22 points, making 6 of 10 from 3-point range, while Fred Sturdivant had 16 points and 10 rebounds for TSU. The Tigers hurt themselves at the free-throw line, making just 5 of 13.

Texas Tech 91, Grambling St. 56

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Jaye Crockett scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Texas Tech to a 91-56 win over Grambling State Tuesday night.

Crockett was a force in the paint on both sides of the ball the entire game. His 360-degree slam dunk with about 4 minutes left in the first half put the Red Raiders (3-0) ahead 34-15 and ignited the crowd.

Trency Jackson (6'2''-G) added 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers to put the Red Raiders up 12-6 early in the game, and Jordan Tolbert had 14 points and eight rebounds.

David Copeland (6'0''-G-91) led the Tigers (0-5) with 15 points, and Tery Rose added 13, including five 3s. Peter Roberson scored 11 off the bench.

The Red Raiders played aggressive defense all game long, picking up 17 steals and turning them into 29 points.
Courtesy of: www.swac.org



SWAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 21 - by Eurobasket News

Florida Gulf Coast 50, Alcorn St. 48

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Chase Fieler (6'8''-F-92) scored 16 points and Florida Gulf Coast made 2 of 4 free throws in the last minute to hold off Alcorn State 50-48 Wednesday night.

The Eagles (3-2) led 26-15 at intermission of the Battle 4 Atlantis game, but the Braves (1-4) chipped away, taking a 37-36 lead with 9:18 remaining.

The game was tied five times in the second half, with Josh Nicholas (7'0''-C) hitting two Alcorn State free throws with 1:11 left to make it 48-48.

After Sherwood Brown made the front end of a 1-and-1 with 58 seconds remaining, the Braves' Anthony Evans (6'1''-G) missed a 3-pointer.

Christophe Varidel, who finished with 10 points, also hit the first of two foul shots for Florida Gulf Coast, then Evans missed another 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Evans had 19 points, making 3 of 12 from long range.

Florida Gulf Coast scored 23 points off 20 Alcorn State turnovers.

Tulsa 86, Jackson St. 66

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- James Woodard scored 27 points, had 11 rebounds and dished out four assists to lead Tulsa in an 86-66 victory over Jackson State on Wednesday night.

Woodard was 10 of 18 from the field including three 3-pointers for Tulsa (4-1), which never trailed the Tigers at any point in the game.

Scottie Haralson scored 16 points for the Hurricane and Shaquille Harrison (6'3''-G) added 12.

Tulsa led 35-30 at the break but sprinted out of the locker room to go on a 9-0 run before the Tigers were able to score their first basket at the 16:39 mark. Jackson State (0-2) cut the Hurricane's double-digit lead with 10:49 remaining at 53-51 but Tulsa finished strong, outscoring the Tigers 33-15 the rest of the way.

Kelsey Howard scored 25 points and had nine rebounds while teammate Christian Williams had 23 points. Each hit five 3-pointers in the loss for Jackson State.

#25 San Diego St. 79, Ark.-Pine Bluff 43

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jamaal Franklin (6'5''-G) had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Chase Tapley added 15 points to lead No. 25 San Diego to a 79-43 victory against cold-shooting Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday night.

Freshman Skylar Spencer had 12 points while DeShawn Stephens added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Aztecs (3-1), whose schedule gets tougher. They play at Southern California on Sunday night and then face No. 11 UCLA for the first time since 1991, in the Wooden Classic at Anaheim on Dec. 1.

This was the fourth of 11 straight away games for the Golden Lions (1-3) to start the season. They don't play a home game until January, when they start conference play.

San Diego State led 36-14 at halftime. It was the fewest points the Aztecs allowed in the opening 20 minutes since holding Wyoming to 13 on Jan. 19, 2008.
Courtesy of: www.swac.org



*****************************************************
  NCAA2   


Happe, DiGregorio Pace McKendree to 82-74 Win Over Lincoln in Men's Home Opener - by Eurobasket News

(LEBANON, Ill., November 21)The McKendree University men's basketball team rode the hot hands of junior guard Clinton Happe (6'1''-G) (Evansville, IN/F.J. Reitz) and sophomore guard Mike DiGregorio (Morton Grove, IL/Niles Notre Dame) to an 82-74 victory Wednesday at home over Lincoln University.

Happe (Evansville, Ind./F.J. Reitz) and DiGregorio (Morton Grove, Ill./Niles Notre Dame) each poured in 26 points to lead the way for the Bearcats, as Happe netted 21 points in the first half and DiGregorio followed with 15 points in the second half. McKendree, playing in its home opener, picked up its first win of the season to move to 1-3 on the year. The victory also avenged an 86-72 loss at Lincoln one week earlier.

Senior guard John Steppe (Effingham, IL/St. Anthony) (Effingham, Ill./St. Anthony) flirted with a triple-double for McKendree, finishing the night with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the effort. Steppe led the Bearcats in both rebounds and assists in the victory.

The Bearcats did most of their damage from long distance against Lincoln, hitting 11-of-20 three-point shots. Happe hit all six of his trifectas in the first half, while DiGregorio chipped in with a trio of three-pointers.

McKendree held a one-point lead early in the first half before consecutive three-pointers by Happe sparked a 9-4 run to push the hosts out to a 21-15 lead. The Bearcats slowly extended their lead, using a 9-2 run later in the period to grab a 41-26 advantage with 3:52 left in the period. Freshman forward Brandon Drum (Peoria, IL/Dunlap) (Peoria, Ill./Dunlap) capped the burst with a driving lay-up past two Lincoln defenders.

The Bearcats shot 63 percent from the floor in the opening half which included a 9-of-15 output from beyond the arc to take a 50-34 lead at the intermission. McKendree eventually stretched its lead to as many as 25 points before Lincoln (1-5) started to chip away at the deficit. The Blue Tigers outscored the Bearcats 21-8 over a nine-minute stretch to pull within 79-71 with less than a minute to play.

A free throw by Drum and two more from Happe with 15 seconds on the clock helped seal the victory for McKendree. The Bearcats are now 16-5 in home openers since the 1992-93 season.

Cedric Ridle scored a team-high 23 points before fouling out to lead the way for Lincoln. Charles Cole chipped in with 15 points along with game-high totals of 11 rebounds and four blocks, while Shakir Preston added 11 points and a game-best eight assists for the Blue Tigers.

McKendree will continue its home stand on Tuesday when the Bearcats play host to Lincoln Christian University at the Harry M. Statham Sports Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Courtesy of: www.mckbearcats.com



MSUB Men's Basketball Holds off Hawaii-Hilo for Title - by Eurobasket News

HILO, Hawaii The Montana State University Billings' men's basketball team defeated the host of the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort Thanksgiving Tournament, University of Hawaii-Hilo, 67-61, Tuesday.

The Yellowjackets (4-1) were the only team at the tournament to win all three of their games, claiming the de facto tournament title. Cameron Cusworth (6'7''-F) led MSUB over UHH scoring 19 points. The senior made eight of his 12 attempts from the field. Jarrell Crayton (6'7''-F) and David Arnold added 14 and 12 points respectively. Kalob Hatcher dished out a season-high nine assists.

Montana State Billings shot 41.9 percent from the field in the victory, while the Vulcans shot 41.3 percent. MSUB extended its defense and held Hawaii-Hilo to 18 percent shooting from behind the perimeter. The Yellowjackets made seven of their 29 three-point attempts. MSU Billings finished 8-for-15 from the free-throw line, and UHH was 21-of-37 from the line.

The Yellowjacket defense forced 27 turnovers, but MSUB committed a season-high 20 turnovers. Hawaii-Hilo outrebounded Montana State Billings, 40-34. MSU Billings had a 35-15 advantage in points scored off of the bench.

The Vulcans had an eight point lead with 8:19 left in the first half, but MSU Billings rallied with a 10-0 run capped by a Crayton jumper. MSUB stretched its lead to five minutes later and had a 25-22 halftime advantage.

Hawaii-Hilo tied the score at 25 just into the second half, and had its last lead, 26-25, after a Brandon Thomas free-throw at the 18:42 mark of the second period. Sam Johnson gave Montana State Billings a double-digit lead, 44-34, with a jumper with 12:55 left in the game. MSUB had its largest lead, 61-44, with 5:19 remaining in regulation. UHH then made a 12-0 run over the next four minutes, cutting the lead to five points, 61-56. The Vulcans closed within three, 64-61, with 19 seconds remaining.

Hawaii-Hilo (1-3) was led by CJ Brown's 15 points, while Michael Melonas added 14 points. Melonas completed the double-double with 11 rebounds. Mychael Hearn also grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Yellowjackets are now 17-15 all-time versus Hawaii-Hilo, and 5-14 against the Vulcans in Hilo. The last meeting between the teams was in 2005, while the first meeting was in 1978.

Montana State Billings travels from the Big Island to the island of Honolulu to face Brigham Young-Hawaii (1-3). The Yellowjackets have off for Thanksgiving Thursday, but plays BYU-Hawaii Friday at 7:30 p.m. Hawaiian Time. Live video and stats will be available on MSUBSports.com. MSUB is 7-11 all-time versus the Seasiders, and just 1-8 in Laie against BYU-Hawaii. The last meeting was in 2005, a 118-84 win for the Seasiders.
Courtesy of: www.msubsports.com



Belmont Abbey Defeats Tusculum, 77-71 At Time Warner Cable Arena - by Eurobasket News

Trailing 64-61 with just over four minutes left in the game, the Belmont Abbey men's basketball team closed with a 15-7 run to earn a 77-71 win over the Tusculum Pioneers this afternoon in a game that was played at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. The win moves the Abbey's record to 4-1, while Tusculum drops to 1-3.
The Crusaders led for most of the game, as Tusculum's last lead in the first half came on a three-pointer by Addison Flynn (6'0''-G) with 15:11 to go put the Pioneers up 11-10. From there, Belmont Abbey exploded ahead on a 20-4 run that moved its lead to 15, the highest of the game, at 30-15 with 5:46 left in the half.
Tusculum fired right back with a flurry that chopped the Abbey lead down to just two with 2:42 left, but the Abbey regained its momentum, and its double-digit lead, closing the stanza on a 12-2 run to carry a 42-30 lead into the break.
Belmont Abbey maintained a comfortable lead in the second half until Tusculum sliced what was a nine-point Abbey lead with 12:33 to play down to just one with 8:23 left on two Daniel O'Conner free throws.
After a Crusader turnover, Keith Jumper put Tusculum ahead for the first time since early in the first half, 57-56 with seven minutes to go. Tusculum could not stretch the lead to any higher than three, however, and Tyshawn Good tied the contest at 64 with three of his game-high 28 points, and his steal and layup 35 seconds later pushed the Abbey ahead for good with 3:11 to go.
Chris Davis moved the lead to four with two free throws, and Good struck again on Tusculum's next possession, gaining a steal and fast break layup to extend the advantage to six at 70-64 with 2:38 left.
Jumper converted two free throws to close the lead back to two on the Pioneers next trip down the floor, and after both teams hit one free throw, the last from Jumper that made it 71-67 Crusaders with 1:05 left, Justin Kuhlman (6'0''-G) swished two free throws to up the lead back to six.
The Pioneers did not go away, as an O'Connell layup with 14 seconds left cut the lead back to four, but Terrone Sheffey sank four free throws in the final ten seconds to preserve the win.
Good led all scorers with 28 points on eight of 19 shooting from the floor, including four of ten from three-point range. He also had four rebounds and three steals. Davis and Sheffey both finished with 12 points. Jay Council added nine and seven boards as the Crusaders edged the Pioneers on the boards by a 41-40 count. 15 of the 41 rebounds were offensive, including nine in the first half. Kuhlman handed out five assists.
Jumper led the Pioneers with 17 points, and JD Miller added 14. Dairus Carter chipped in with ten.
Courtesy of: http://www.abbeyathletics.com



Lancers' second-half rally gets past Young Harris 81-76 - by Eurobasket News

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Luke Evans (6'8''-C-91) scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as California Baptist University rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half as the Lancers took an 81-76 men's basketball victory over Young Harris College Wednesday (Nov. 21) evening at the Van Dyne Gym.

The game was delayed at the start by an hour due to a lack of game officials. California Baptist improved to 2-0 while Young Harris fell to 0-2. The Mountain Lions wrap up their two-game swing through the Golden State Friday (Nov. 23) when they travel to Azusa, Calif., for a 7:30 p.m. Pacific time contest against Azusa Pacific University.

Young Harris used a 14-2 run culminated by a Bryson Robertson (6'6''-F) dunk to take a 24-12 lead with 9:07 left. Two free throws by Robertson, who had 13 of his 18 points in the opening 20 minutes, gave the Mountain Lions their largest lead of the half (15 points) at 29-14 with 6:46 remaining.

California Baptist used a late 7-2 run to trim the Mountain Lion advantage to single digits at eight points (38-30) on Evans' layup with 1:08 left. Evans led the Lancers, who turned the ball over 13 times in the first half, with 11 points in the opening half. Young Harris led 41-30 at the break as Malcolm Jackson (6'2''-G) nailed a three-pointer from the left corner. Jackson, who finished with a team-high 22 points, led the Mountain Lions with 14 points in the first half.

Young Harris pushed its advantage to as many as 17 points (51-34) with 16:20 remaining after Robertson hit a three-pointer from the top of the key and a short jumper by Vince Martin.

California Baptist got itself back in the game as they used a 17-5 run over a 2:52 stretch to pull within two points at 63-61 with 8:04 remaining on a Kevin Crabb putback. A three-pointer by Michael Matta pushed the lead back to five points for the Mountain Lions before the Lancers got to within a single point on three different occasions. California Baptist tied the game at 70 as Evans hit the front end of a two free throws with 2:53 left.

Two free throws by Frank Adams gave Young Harris, which only hit two field goals over a stretch of eight minutes and 40 seconds, the lead at 72-70 for the final time 11 seconds later. The Lancers tied the game at 72 on a steal and layup by Ivan Patterson with 2:06 left and took their first lead of the game (74-72) on a layup by Evans 23 seconds later. California Baptist, which only 50 percent (14-of-28) from the charity stripe, salted the game away as they connected 7-of-10 attempts in the game's final 1:41.

Ivan Patterson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for the Lancers while teammates Anthony Romero (14) and Andrew Fisk (13) finished in double figures. Fish also pulled down nine rebounds for California Baptist, which outrebounded Young Harris 46-28. Steve Viterbo added 15 points while Martin recorded his second double double of the season with 10 points and tied his career-high for assists with 13.
Courtesy of: http://www.yhcathletics.com



*****************************************************
  NCAA3   


Carroll nips Rose-Hulman in overtime - by Eurobasket News

(Waukesha, Wis.) - The Carroll University men's basketball team improved to 3-0 following a 65-59 overtime victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The battle of top-35 teams lived up to its billing, as the two teams battled neck and neck throughout the game.

Carroll's offense sprang to life in the overtime period, outscoring Rose-Hulman 14-8 in the extra period.

Kevin Hurd led the Pioneers with 13 points while Alec Molter chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Like it had during the open two games of the season, Carroll's offense featured a balanced attack with six players scoring eight or more points, including eight points and 10 rebounds for Tyler Watzlawick off the bench.

Rose-Hulman led 35-32 at the break but Carroll quickly equalized and the game see-sawed down the stretch. The visitors had the final shot at the win in regulation but saw a lay-up by Brenten Balsbaugh rim out at the buzzer.

A three-pointer by Hurd at the start of the overtime period gave the Pioneers a lead they would not relinquish in the five minute overtime period.

Carroll connected on 44.9% of its shots in the low scoring affair while holding Rose-Hulman to 37.9%, including 25.9% in the second half.

The Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they visit fifth-ranked North Central College.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Runnin Royals Pour In 64 In Second Half to Start 3-0 - by Eurobasket News

HARRISONBURG, VA --- The EMU men have plenty to be thankful for as they head into the Thanksgiving Break on the heels of a 101-79 win over Frostburg State Tuesday night. The Runnin Royals rode a strong close to the first half to 64 points in the second and improved to 3-0 on the young season.

The visiting Bobcats took advantage of cold EMU shooting to start the game with a 10-3 lead. But Eastern Mennonite struck a 9-4 run over a two-minute span to close the gap to two points.

With seven minutes to play in the first half, the score was tied at 20-20. The Runnin Royals then turned on their defense, which fed their transition game, and turned into a game-changing 17-4 run to go up 37-24. FSU scored the next four to settle the halftime score at 37-28.

The Bobcats hung around in the second, getting within 47-43 before they ran out of gas. Eastern Mennonite fired on all cylinders for the next 12 minutes, and rode a 44-23 surge to a 91-66 lead before the regulars headed to the bench.

The Runnin Royals hit on 47% of their shots and showed off their recent work in the gym by going 30-40 from the free throw line. The men made up for shooting only 3-for-22 from long range by grabbing 22 offensive rebounds and holding a 50-34 edge on the glass. FSU shot 40% from the floor and was 23-30 from the charity stripe.

Senior Andrew Thorne (6'4''-F) (Front Royal, VA/Skyline) led the charge. He dumped in 25 points, missing his career high by one, and broke his career best with 12 rebounds. Six of his boards were on the offensive end. Thorne also had a team high three assists.

Three other Royals scored in double figures, led by 11 from Owen Longacre (6'6''-F/C) (Telford, PA/Christopher Dock). R.J. Sims (Fort Washington, MD/Friendly) had 10 points, and tied his career high with five steals. Freshman Mike Richardson (Harrisonburg, VA/Broadway) made an impact with his 10 points, getting to the line for 6-of-7 free throw attempts.

David Falk (Madison, VA/Madison) added nine points, six rebounds and two blocked shots, while Ryan Yates (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) had seven boards. Rashad Chambers (Covington, VA/Alleghany) dumped in eight points in just six minutes of work.

The men wrap up their season-opening four-game home stand this Sunday, playing Marymount University at 3:00pm in Yoder Arena.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Tournament MOP Vayda Leads Cougars To 75-64 Win - by Eurobasket News

Willimantic, Conn. Behind the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, Brian Vayda (Sturbridge, Mass.) and all-tournament team selection D.J. Bailey (Palmer, Mass.), Clark University knocked off host Eastern Connecticut State 74-65 to claim the title at the Warriors' 32nd annual tip-off tournament on Saturday afternoon at Geisseler Gymnasium.

The Cougars improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2005-06 as they shot a sizzling 50 percent from the floor for the game and forced 16 turnovers.

Vayda and Bailey led four Clark players in double figures with 16 points apiece, while Marcus Armstrong (Malden, Mass.) and Jake Gubitose (Fiskdale, Mass.) each chipped in with ten points.

Down by five points midway through the first half, Clark used a devastating 19-2 run capped by a deep Vayda three-pointer to seize control of the game. The Cougars went into halftime ahead 39-28 a lead that could've been a lot bigger but Clark couldn't keep tabs on Brian Salzillo. Salzillo, who finished with a game-high 20 points, hit four of his six three-pointers in the first half.

The game tightened in the second half, as the Warriors got as close as four at 57-53 as they used some trapping defense to help energize their comeback.

Clark, however, was able to respond, going on a 12-3 run over a five minute span where they held the Warriors to one basket and pushed their lead to 69-56 with less than three minutes to play, securing their 2-0 start.

The Scarlet and White shot 50 percent from the field (28-for-55) and outscored ECSU 32-20 in the paint. For the second straight contest, Clark's reserves came up huge, as they posted a 19-1 advantage over the Warriors bench.

Clark will return to action on Tuesday when they visit Worcester-area rival Anna Maria at 5:00 p.m.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Captains Cruise Past Salisbury With Strong First Half, 77-63 - by Eurobasket News

SALISBURY, Md. -- Powered behind a strong opening half, the Christopher Newport men's basketball team cruised to an out-of-conference win over Salisbury University (3-1), 77-63. The Captains improve to 2-0 and will return to action this weekend as they host the CNU/Point Plaza Invitational.

CNU shot 53.3% from the field in the first 20 minutes, including a 7-of-13 performance from beyond the arc (53.8%). Meanwhile, the Captains defense held Salisbury to just 20.8% shooting on 5-of-24 shooting, including an 0-for-11 line from deep.

The hot shooting was led by junior Tra Benefield and sophomore Mike Cherry (5'10''-G), who each knocked down three trey's in the opening stanza. Benefield led the way with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting while Cherry added 12 on 3-of-7. Cherry also had a team-high four rebounds and three assists in the frame.

Trent Epps was 4-for-5 from the floor with 11 points for Salisbury, but he was the only one with anything going as only one other Sea Gull player managed to make a bucket. The struggles led to a big 25-point lead at the break for the Captains, as the road team led 44-19.

After halftime, Christopher Newport cooled from beyond the arc, hitting just two on nine attempts, but still managed a 43.3% shooting percentage in the second half. After hitting two shots in the first minute, the Captains went cold, scoring just two points over the next seven minutes. Salisbury closed to within 12 before Benefield stopped the big run with a long three-pointer with 12:22 on the clock.

That would be as close as the Sea Gulls could get, as CNU held off any more Salisbury runs by working the ball inside. Reigning CAC Player of the Week Travon Vann knocked down a trio of three's to lead the way in the second half, with 13 points. In the game, he scored 17 while going 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Epps finished with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds for the Sea Gulls, while Elijah Gore (6'1''-G) added 12 points.

The Captains got double figures from Benefield and Cherry, with 18 and 19 points, respectively. Rookie Patrick Fehl played solid minutes, adding eight points, four rebounds and a pair of steals. Senior point guard Paul Meredith managed five assists and five rebounds off the bench.

CNU improves to 2-0 on the season and will now return home to take on Wesley College Saturday in the opening round of the 2012 CNU/Point Plaza Invitational. Tip off in the first game between Birmingham-Southern and John Carroll will be at 2 pm, immediately followed by the Captains and Wolverines at 4 pm.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Strong Second Half Pushes Colby Men Past Wentworth, 74-61 - by Eurobasket News

BABSON PARK, Mass. Colby College shot 54.2 percent in the second half to pull away the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday night, as the Mules picked up a 74-61 victory over the Leopards in the semifinal round of the 2012 Babson Invitational Men's Basketball Tournament at Staake Gymnasium.

With the win, Colby (1-0) will play host Babson in Sunday's championship game at 4 p.m., while Wentworth (0-1) will take on Salve Regina University in the consolation game at 2 p.m.

Colby was led by the first-year duo of John Gallego (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) and Chris Hudnut (Chevy Chase, Md.), who each scored 12 points in their first collegiate contest. First-year Luke Westman (Newton, Mass.) also enjoyed a solid debut, scoring 10 points to go with five rebounds, and sophomore Danny Chase (Weston, Conn.) and Connor O'Neil (Freeport, Maine) added nine and eight points, respectively.

Wentworth received a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds from senior Corey Therriault (6'3''-G) (Auburn, Maine), as well as 16 points, nine rebounds, and three assists from junior Derek Mayo (Casco, Maine). The Leopards shot just 32.8 percent from the floor (20-for-61) and 58.6 percent from the free throw line (17-for-29), while Colby shot 50.0 percent from the field (24-for-48) and 75.9 percent from the stripe (22-for-29).

The Leopards led for the majority of the first half, building a 21-12 cushion after a Therriault lay-up with 6:41 to play in the period. The lead was still nine after two free throws from Mayo made it 24-15 with 4:43 on the clock, but the Mules rallied with 17-6 run over the remainder of the session. After a Therriault three-pointer gave Wentworth a 27-19 advantage, Gallego sparked a 9-0 burst with a conventional three-point play that cut it to five, and Westman followed with six straight points to five the Mules their first lead of the contest, 28-27, with 2:09 left. Therriault then drained another trifecta to put his team back in front by two, but a Ryan Jann (Westford, Mass.) lay-in and two freebies by sophomore Jack Crampton (Madison, Conn.) gave Colby a 32-30 edge heading into the break.

The two teams exchanged leads early in the second half, with the Mules eventually moving ahead to stay when sophomore Shane Rogers (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) netted four straight points to give his team a 48-44 advantage. It was still just a two-point game at 52-50 with nine minutes remaining, but Gallego buried a three to spark a 12-4 run that would essentially put the game away. Chase scored the final seven points of the outburst, including a lay-up that gave the Mules a 64-54 lead with 4:35 to go.

Wentworth would cut it back to single digits twice down the stretch, but Colby sank eight of its final 12 free throws to extend its lead to 15 at 74-59 with under a minute remaining. Therriault then hit a pair of foul shots for the Leopards that accounted for the 74-61 final.

This game was just the second meeting between these two schools and the first since 1996.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



Staten Island takes 61-60 win over Ursinus - by Eurobasket News

ANNVILLE, Pa. College of Staten Island junior center Dylan Bulger scored a layup with under 14 seconds to go as the Dolphins (1-1) held on for a 61-60 victory over Ursinus (0-2) Saturday afternoon in men's basketball play at the Rinso Marquette Tournament hosted by Lebanon Valley.

The Bears, who led briefly in the second quarter, did not get their final shot off in time after inbounding it in front of their bench.

Ursinus was led by freshman guard Malik Draper who narrowly missed his first collegiate double-double, as he went for 15 points and nine rebounds. Both were game-highs.

Senior forward Jon Ward scored 13 points and secured all-tournament honors. Junior guard Jesse Krasna had 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field.

CSI, who advanced to the NCAA Third Round last season, got 13 points from sophomore guard Javon Cox and 12 points each from junior guard Jon Chadwick-Myers and Bulger.

Ursinus owned a 29-26 edge in rebounding, paced by Draper's nine. Cox had six rebounds for the Dolphins.

After a 4-all tie three minutes in, the Dolphins led the entire rest of the first half, going up by as much as six at 20-14 on a basket by junior forward Frank Husslein.

Like Friday night, Ursinus rallied back to within one but trailed 32-30 at intermission.

In the second half, CSI went up by nine at 43-34 on a three-point play by Bulger. But, the Bears would respond with a 9-0 run to tie the score at 43-all with 14:30 left on a three-point play by Ward.

Ursinus took its first lead at 56-55 with 4:11 left on a driving layup by Draper, then went up by three with 1:36 left on a pair of foul shots by freshman guard Mark Wonderling.

Ursinus finished the game 15-for-19 from the foul line (78.9 percent)

The Bears host McDaniel on Tuesday night in their Centennial Conference opener.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



*****************************************************
  PHILIPPINES   


Warriors waive Japeth Aguilar - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz Warriors released 27-year old Filipino center Japeth Aguilar (208-102kg-85, college: W.Kentucky).
This summer (three years after he left the college) Aguilar was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in seventh round (109th overall).
The former Western Kentucky University star is in his fourth season in pro basketball. Aguilar won PBA Philippine Cup championship title and made it to the cup final.
He was voted Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Philippine Cup Center of the Year in 2012. Aguilar represented Philippines at the Asian Championships in Wuhan (China) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 56.5%, FT: 70.0%.
Aguilar has played also professionally in Philippines (Talk N Text, Air21 Express and Smart Gilas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  POLAND   


EuroLeague: Unicaja thump Asseco Prokom in Malaga - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - Asseco Prokom 63:48

Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) scored 12 points and Unicajas defence went like clockwork as the Spanish team knocked down Asseco Prokom for the sixth win in Group B of Euroleague. The teams got to rather slow start. They stayed close and entered the second frame tied at 13. Unicaja broke free in the second quarter. The hosts ignited a 21:10 run to establish an 11-point halftime lead. Unicaja limited their opponents to just 8 points in the third term. The gap grew at 16-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Asseco Prokom kept struggling offensively in the final frame as Unicaja easily secured the winning outcome at the end. Earl Calloway (191-G-83, college: Indiana) delivered 11 points, while Luka Zoric (211-C-84) added 8 points for the winners. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) answered with 10 points for Asseco Prokom. Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) and Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) delivered 9 points each in the loss.

Unicaja: Kosta Perovic 12, Earl Calloway 11, Luka Zoric 8
Asseco Prokom: Adam Hrycaniuk 10, Alex Acker 9, Rasid Mahalbasic 9



*****************************************************
  PORTUGAL   

Standings - Proliga

Proliga Standings
 1. Oliveirense 4-0 
 2. Electrico FC 4-1 
 3. Maia Basket 4-1 
 4. Guifoes 3-1 
 5. Illiabum 3-2 
 6. Sangalhos 3-2 
 7. Angra 2-3 
 8. Ginasio 1-3 
 9. Leca 1-3 
 10. Benfica B 0-4 
 11. Terceira 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 24: Illiabum - Guifoes
Nov. 25: Sangalhos - Leca
Nov. 24: Electrico FC - Oliveirense
Nov. 24: Angra - Benfica B
Nov. 24: Terceira - Ginasio

Round 7

Nov. 25: Terceira - Benfica B
Nov. 25: Angra - Ginasio



*****************************************************
  PUERTO RICO   


Dalmau to become a Met: - by Luis Modestti

Christian Dalmau (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) and Mets de Guaynabo agreed in principle to a two-year deal. The deal is expected to be confirmed as soon as the league approves Salvi Vilella as the team owner.

Dalmau was released from Bayamon by mutual agreement. He averaged 19.04 points and 3.9 assists in 26 games during the 2012 season.

The 37 year-old guard is considered one of the best in the league. He has played for 19 seasons and was named league MVP in 2004, 2010 and 2011.

In his career he has also played in Israel, Poland, Turkey, Russia and the Dominican Republic.

Now the Mets have an explosive trio in the lineup with Dalmau, AD Vassallo and Johwen Villegas.



Leones sign Diogu: - by Luis Modestti

Leones de Ponce made their first player move by signing forward Diogu Ike (204-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.). He will be officially announced next week in a press conference.

Diogu played last season with Capitanes de Arecibo at the FIBA-Americas League and BSN where he was an impact player. He later played for Nigeria in the Pre-Olympic Qualifier and the Olympics.

After the Olympics he signed in China with Guangdong and is expected to join Leones in 2013.

Recently Leones announced Nelson Colon as their head coach and are moving quickly to have a competitive team next season.



*****************************************************
  QATAR   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Al Rayyan 5-0 
 2. Al Sadd 5-0 
 3. Al Arabi 4-1 
 4. Al Jaysh 4-2 
 5. Al Gharafa 2-2 
 6. Al Shamal 1-3 
 7. Qatar 1-3 
 8. Al Ahli 0-5 
 9. Al Wakrah 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 21: Al Arabi - Al Wakrah 97-68
Nov. 20: Al Gharafa - Al Ahli 81-45
Nov. 21: Al Sadd - Qatar 72-48
Nov. 20: Al Jaysh - Al Rayyan 47-61

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 23: Al Arabi - Al Jaysh
Nov. 23: Al Rayyan - Al Gharafa
Nov. 25: Al Shamal - Qatar
Nov. 25: Al Ahli - Al Sadd


Al Arabi hammer Wakrah - by Eurobasket News

Al Arabi shook off a sloppy first quarter, went to work in the next two periods and nursed their huge points advantage in the fourth to wrap up a laidback victory over Al Wakrah last night at the continuation of tournament hostilities at the Qatar Mens Basketball League.

Al Arabi won, 97-68, for their fifth win in six outings for solo second place in the team rankings.

Al Wakrah got off to a hot start capitalizing on Al Arabis back-to-back turnovers to take command early in the game at 12-4.

The southerners kept their aggressiveness on both ends of the floor to peg a 20-11 advantage before wily guard Mansour Elhadary came in to ignite a 7-0 attack that put Arabi closer 18-20 at the end of the first period.

Arabi applied the pressure forcing Wakrah into a string of miscues on the offensive end to grab the lead and pull away, 35-26, midway into the second period.

At this stage Wakrah could not match up to the Heir Apparent champions running offensive and swarming defense as the latter eventually pulled away, 50-35, at halftime.

Both squads fought it out in the third canto but Jalloh Abdullah took charge and ran berserk on the offensive end to keep Arabi in the drivers seat, 68-50.

The high-flying Jalloh kept the surge in the final period rolling out an 18-8 attack that sealed the faith of Wakrah, 5:00 left to play.

Al Sadd had an easy time in the first game, winning handily against Qatar Sports Club at 72-48 to join idle Al Rayyan on top of the heap with a clean slate of 5-0.

It was a walk in the park for the Emir Cup champions as they took all stages of the game leading 20-12 at the start, 42-23 at halftime and 57-37 in the third.

Sadd had all its starters finishing in double figures with Daoud Mousa, Khaled Sulaiman and Chris dela Rosa contributing 15 points each, Michael Benjamin Southall chipping in 12 and Abdulrahman Saad (192-F/G-85) scoring 11.

Games continue at the Al Gharafa Indoor Arena tomorrow (Friday), with Al Arabi (5-1) and El Jaish (4-2) squaring-off to improve their ranking at 4:00 pm and the defending champions Al Rayyan (5-0) testing Al Gharafa (3-2) at 8:00 pm.
Courtesy of: http://www.qatarbasketball.qa



Al Rayyan overpower El Jaish 20/112012 - Day 11 Results - by Eurobasket News

Al Rayyan overpower El Jaish With a powerhouse line-up bannered by two of the countrys top cagers, it looked like there was nothing else the defending champions needed more to notch their fifth win but El Jaish proved to be a hard nut to crack. Al Rayyan starved in offense against a determined El Jaish in the early quarter and banked on a strong push in the payoff period to pull out a 61-47 win last night in the Qatar mens Basketball League at the Al Gharafa Indoor Arena. Fadi Abilmona was missing his shots but Mohammad Baker and the rest of the Army hit their stride early as they kept the defending champions within reach, 16-17, at the close of the first period. EL Jaish upped the tempo and pounded the boards at the start of the second quarter to roll out an 8-0 run and snatch the upper hand, 24-17. Boney Harold Watson broke Rayyans long silence with a basket but Ziad Guled answered with a trey as Army stayed in command, 27-19. As Armys ace point guard sat on the bench after picking his third personal foul, Al Rayyan took advantage and stepped on the gas to come back with an 8-2 surge to wrest the lead, 29-27, at half time. Al Rayyan was dominant at the onset of the third and led 33-31 but Fadi kept the fire burning for El Jaish pacing a 9-2 uprising to put his team ahead 40-35 before Brian Rowsoms charges brought the game to another deadlock at 40-all. Rayyan played better defense in the fourth period and as Targuy Ngombo and Yaseen Mousa taking over the scoring chores pegged a 55-45 advantage, with 3:00 left to play. In the other game earlier, Al Gharafa took a lopsided 81-45 victory over Al Ahli. The white shirts, led by Omar Salem (190-G), hardly flexed their muscles to claim their third win in five outings as they got their flawless offense going all night against Ahlis token resistance to get the game in the bag as early as the end of the third period when they by 34 big points at 64-30. Nothing right went Ahlis way from the start as they helplessly let their foes to pull away outright 11-28 in the first period before getting buried further at 19-44 at the half. Salem lorded it over everyone with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Al Sadd will try to snatch their fifth win today as they face Qatar Sports Club at 5:00 pm will Al Arabi lock horns with Al Wakrah in the main game at 7:00 pm.
Courtesy of: http://www.qatarbasketball.qa



*****************************************************
  RUSSIA   


EuroLeague: CSKA Moscow open Round 7 with the win - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow - Partizan mt:s Belgrade 78:61

CSKA Moscow open Round 7 with the win over Partizan mt:s Belgrade. The Russian side overcame the Serbian representative 78:61 in the first game of the day.
CSKA Moscow grabbed 23:22 lead after the first period and pushed the tempo later in the half. They reached 12-point halftime advantage after 25-14 in the second period. Moreover CSKA won the third and the last quarters. They were stronger with 13-12 in the third quarter and finished the game with 17-13 in the last stanza. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87) brought 78:54 on the board, while Partizan mt:s Belgrade managed to reduce to 17 points closing the game with a 7-0 run.
Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) notched 13. Andrey Vorontsevich delivered 12, while Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) had 11 each. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) replied with 12 points each in the losing effort. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) scored 11, while Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 9.

CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 14, Dionte Christmas, 13, Andrey Vorontsevich 12, Aaron Jackson 11, Viktor Khryapa 11
Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Vladimir Lucic 12, Dragan Milosavljevic 12, Drew Gordon 11, Dejan Musli 9



*****************************************************
  SAUDI ARABIA   


Garnett Thompson Moves from Lebanese Powerhouse Champville to Saudi Arabian Champions Al Ittihad - by Surujh Roopnarine

Veteran American-Lebanese forward Garnett Thompson (206-C/F-80, college: Providence) has a new home for the 2012-13 season in four-time consecutive Saudi champion Al Ittihad Jeddah. Thompson, who gained Lebanese citizenship this year and took part in the FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo with the National Team, had spent most of the past two seasons with Champville. In 2011 he joined Champville in May to help lead the club to a spot in the semifinals of the Arab Club Championships. Last season he appeared in 21 Lebanese league contests averaging 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks. In addition he was named to the Asia-Basket.com All-WABA League 2nd Team after a dominating 18.8ppg, 9.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg performance over eight games.
With all of his accomplishments many felt that it would be another successful season for the Central Islip, New York native in Lebanon. However the head coach of the club had other idea and felt that the club would no longer need his services. So, faced with a situation of no longer being wanted the 6-9 Thompson will now play for Al Ittihad Jeddah, which has claimed the Saudi Arabian league championship four seasons in a row. For a player who has excelled in many stops throughout the world including Poland, China, Syria and South Korea, Saudi Arabia will be a new challenge for the 32 year old.
According to Garnett "I did not leave or choose to leave Champville. I didn't like how it concluded, but everything happens for a reason and I just take it as God telling me it was time for me to move on...I hold no grudges".
Thompson signed a contract with Al Ittihad Jeddah until June of next season and he has all intentions of helping them maintain their history of stellar finishes "I'm going to Saudi Arabia to help Al Ittihad Jeddah win another championship by being a good teammate and giving them 200% of my effort".



*****************************************************
  SERBIA   


EuroLeague: CSKA Moscow open Round 7 with the win - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow - Partizan mt:s Belgrade 78:61

CSKA Moscow open Round 7 with the win over Partizan mt:s Belgrade. The Russian side overcame the Serbian representative 78:61 in the first game of the day.
CSKA Moscow grabbed 23:22 lead after the first period and pushed the tempo later in the half. They reached 12-point halftime advantage after 25-14 in the second period. Moreover CSKA won the third and the last quarters. They were stronger with 13-12 in the third quarter and finished the game with 17-13 in the last stanza. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87) brought 78:54 on the board, while Partizan mt:s Belgrade managed to reduce to 17 points closing the game with a 7-0 run.
Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) notched 13. Andrey Vorontsevich delivered 12, while Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) had 11 each. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) replied with 12 points each in the losing effort. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) scored 11, while Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 9.

CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 14, Dionte Christmas, 13, Andrey Vorontsevich 12, Aaron Jackson 11, Viktor Khryapa 11
Partizan mt:s Belgrade: Vladimir Lucic 12, Dragan Milosavljevic 12, Drew Gordon 11, Dejan Musli 9



Balkan League: KK Kozuv topple OKK Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Kozuv - OKK Beograd 82:77

KK Kozuv gained the third win in Balkan League Group B. They outscored OKK Beograd to improve at 3-3 record. The Serbian team remained winless at 0-5 record. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners.
KK Kozuv led by just two points after the starting quarter 21:19. They stretched the gap in the second term. KK Kozuv arrived at halftime up by 9 points 43:34. OKK Beograd narrowed the gap in the third term. The visitors got within 4 points at the final intermission. KK Kozuv however picked up the tempo and scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to escape with victory. Pero Blazevski (201-PF-72) netted 15 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 boards for the hosts. Igor Mijajlovic (193-PG-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) finished with 10 points in the win. Vladimir Popovic (190-G-82) answered with 15 points for OKK Beograd. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) accounted for 14 points in the loss.

KK Kozuv: Miladin Pekovic 22, Pero Blazevski 15, Igor Mijajlovic 10
OKK Beograd: Vladimir Popovic 15, Milos Pavlovic 14



*****************************************************
  SLOVAKIA   

Standings - D1

Extraliga Standings
 1. Komarno 7-1 
 2. Levice 7-2 
 3. Nitra 7-3 
 4. Inter Bratislava 5-4 
 5. Nova Ves 5-4 
 6. Prievidza 3-5 
 7. Handlova 2-6 
 8. B.Bystrica 2-7 
 9. Svit 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 21: Inter Bratislava - Nitra 88-89
Nov. 21: Svit - B.Bystrica 88-77
Nov. 21: Komarno - Prievidza 81-71
Nov. 21: Handlova - Levice 73-81

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 24: Prievidza - Svit
Nov. 24: B.Bystrica - Inter Bratislava
Nov. 24: Nitra - Handlova
Nov. 24: Nova Ves - Komarno


Extraliga Round 10: Nitra defeats Inter Bratislava in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Extraliga took place in Bratislava. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Inter Bratislava (5-4) to third ranked Nitra (7-3) 89-88 in the game for the third place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-18. But Inter Bratislava won second period 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Inter Bratislava 42-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. Bahamas guard J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international center Branislav Tomek (205-83) chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Montenegrin guard Goran Bulatovic (184-88) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Nitra have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record having just -2 point less than leader Komarno. Inter Bratislava at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Nova Ves. Nitra are looking forward to face Handlova (#7) at home in the next round. Inter Bratislava will play against SKP Banska Bystrica and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Svit managed to get a second victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time they won against eighth-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica 88-77. American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-82, college: Texas Arlington) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort and Curtis Allen supported him with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Even 19 points by the former international point guard Richard Grznar (189-91) did not help to save the game for SKP Banska Bystrica. SKP Banska Bystrica's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Svit maintains ninth position with 2-8 record. SKP Banska Bystrica lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with seven games lost. Svit will play against higher ranked Prievidza (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SKP Banska Bystrica will play against Inter Bratislava and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Extraliga top team - Komarno (7-1) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat sixth ranked Prievidza (3-5) 81-71. Kevin Thompson fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Michal Batka produced 20 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Komarno have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record. Defending champion Prievidza keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Komarno will meet Nova Ves (#5) on the road in the next round. Prievidza will play against Svit and hope to secure a win.
The game in Handlova was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Levice (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Handlova (2-6). Levice managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Salih Nuhanovic who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). Levice's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Levice have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Levice maintains second position with 7-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Komarno. Handlova lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with six games lost. Levice will have a break next round. Handlova will play on the road against Nitra (#3) in Nitra.


Svit - B.Bystrica 88-77

Bottom-ranked Svit managed to get a second victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time they won against eighth-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica 88-77. The game was mostly controlled by Svit. SKP Banska Bystrica was better in third quarter 25-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svit forced 19 SKP Banska Bystrica turnovers and outrebounded them 48-36 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-82, college: Texas Arlington) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Curtis Allen (193-86, college: ORU, agency: TSS Management) supported him with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Even 19 points by the former international point guard Richard Grznar (189-91) did not help to save the game for SKP Banska Bystrica. Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (193-90) added 18 points for lost side. SKP Banska Bystrica's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Svit maintains ninth position with 2-8 record. SKP Banska Bystrica lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with seven games lost. Svit will play against higher ranked Prievidza (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SKP Banska Bystrica will play against Inter Bratislava and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
B.Bystrica: R.Grznar 19+1reb+3ast, S.Smajlagic 18+3reb+1ast, R.Korner 15+4reb+1ast, B.Koczkas 9+5reb, N.Vladovic 8+8reb, S.Jankovic 5+6reb+2ast
Svit: K.Henderson 28+17reb+3ast, C.Allen 20+9reb+5ast, T.McNeal 9+7reb+1ast, R.Findura 9+1reb+1ast, M.Micka 8+1reb+3ast, A.Stewart 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 195118


Inter Bratislava - Nitra 88-89

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Extraliga took place in Bratislava. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Inter Bratislava (5-4) to third ranked Nitra (7-3) 89-88 in the game for the third place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-18. But Inter Bratislava won second period 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Inter Bratislava 42-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. Bahamas guard J.R. Cadot (195-87, college: TCU) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international center Branislav Tomek (205-83) chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Montenegrin guard Goran Bulatovic (184-88) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Justin Graham (193-88, college: San Jose St.) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Nitra and four Inter Bratislava players scored in double figures. Nitra have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record having just -2 point less than leader Komarno. Inter Bratislava at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Nova Ves. Nitra are looking forward to face Handlova (#7) at home in the next round. Inter Bratislava will play against SKP Banska Bystrica and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: G.Bulatovic 25+7reb+3ast, M.Rancik 21+3reb+2ast, J.Graham 15+9reb+4ast, N.Milosevic 12+1reb+2ast, R.Urland 5+2reb, B.Devrnja 4+2reb
Nitra: J.Cadot 20+10reb+1ast, V.Kosa 17+4reb+2ast, M.Kovacevic 14+1reb+2ast, D.Geiger 12+7reb+7ast, B.Tomek 12+14reb+2ast, R.Zvan 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 195117


Handlova - Levice 73-81

The game in Handlova was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Levice (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Handlova (2-6). Levice managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. Levice outrebounded Handlova 35-24 including 22 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). American guard David Kyles (190-89, college: Wichita St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Levice's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Jason Davis (196-85, college: Sacramento St.) replied with 23 points and his fellow American import center Zack Crimmins (213-89, college: Columbia) added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Handlova. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Levice have an impressive five-game winning streak. Newly promoted Levice maintains second position with 7-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Komarno. Handlova lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with six games lost. Levice will have a break next round. Handlova will play on the road against Nitra (#3) in Nitra.
Top scorers:
Handlova: J.Davis 23+4reb+2ast, C.Payton 18+1reb+1ast, Z.Crimmins 17+8reb+2ast, O.Haviar 10+2reb+6ast, R.Vido 5+5reb+1ast, W.Dunston 0+1reb+4ast
Levice: S.Nuhanovic 28+7reb, J.Simmons 16+9reb, B.Pane 15+1reb+3ast, D.Kyles 14+11reb+4ast, T.Mrvis 3+2reb, L.Bukovic 3+2ast
gschID: 195116


Komarno - Prievidza 81-71

Extraliga top team - Komarno (7-1) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat sixth ranked Prievidza (3-5) 81-71. The game was mostly controlled by Komarno. Prievidza managed to win fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Kevin Thompson (205-89, college: Morgan St.) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The other American import point guard Chris Lowe (182-87, college: Massachusetts, agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists. Five Komarno players scored in double figures. International Michal Batka (204-87) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Joseph Harris (196-87, college: Co.Carolina) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Komarno have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record. Defending champion Prievidza keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Komarno will meet Nova Ves (#5) on the road in the next round. Prievidza will play against Svit and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Prievidza: M.Batka 20+7reb+1ast, J.Harris 19+5reb+2ast, M.Ziak 14+1reb+1ast, M.Jass 5+1reb+1ast, J.Manns 4+3reb+2ast, B.Falkner 3+1reb
Komarno: K.Thompson 16+11reb, M.Bilik 13+2reb+1ast, L.Dubovsky 11+2reb+2ast, J.Kratochvil 11+3reb+2ast, C.Lowe 10+1reb+10ast, O.Soska 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 195115



Henderson number one in Slovakia for round 10 - by Eurobasket News

American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82) had a very impressive game in the last round for Svit, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat B.Bystrica (#8, 2-7) 88-77. Svit maintains the 9th position in Slovakian Extraliga. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 8 games and recorded just two victories. Henderson turned to be Svit's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Texas at Arlington star has very solid stats this year. Henderson is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.5ppg. Henderson is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.3rpg) and assists (6th best: 3.0apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Montenegrin Goran Bulatovic (184-G-88) of Inter Bratislava. Bulatovic had a very good evening with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Inter Bratislava was edged by slightly higher-ranked Nitra (#3, 7-3) 89-88. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Inter Bratislava still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 5-4 record is not bad at all. Bulatovic is a newcomer at Inter Bratislava, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of league's second-best Levice. Nuhanovic scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Levice, leading his team to a 81-73 win against the lower-ranked Handlova (#7, 2-6). Levice needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 2 lost games. Nuhanovic has a very solid season. In 8 games in Slovakia he scored 14.3ppg. He also has 6.3rpg and FGP: 62.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jason Davis (196-G/F-85) of Handlova - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Michal Batka (204-PF-87) of Prievidza - 20 points and 7 rebounds
6. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87) of Nitra - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. Kevin Thompson (205-F-89) of Komarno - 16 points and 11 rebounds
8. David Kyles (190-G-89) of Levice - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Curtis Allen (193-G-86) of Svit - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Jeremy Simmons (204-F-89) of Levice - 16 points and 9 rebounds

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



Amin Stevens To Enforce Komarno - by Thomas Kottra

Good news for all the fans of MBK Rieker Komarno. After forward Nasir Robinson (195-F-89, agency: TSS Management, college: Pittsburgh) had to left the team due to paperworks, there was a hole in roster of recent runner-up. The answer of management was about to come early. "We are working on adequate substitution for Robinson," was statement of the club. Today was officially published that the one will be Amin Stevens (198-F-90), twenty-two years old forward with three-years of NCAA experience.
During his three years with Florida A&M, Steven's has grown as a player, and that is visible in his stats. Last year he averaged at 17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds with great 53.9 percent shooting for two points.
There is a chance that Amin will empower his new team on Saturday against Spisska Nova Ves.



*****************************************************
  SLOVENIA   

Standings - D2

3SKL Standings
 1. Fenomeni 0-0 
East
 1. Celje 4-0 
 2. Krka II 4-0 
 3. Posavje Krsko 3-1 
 4. Jance Prit 2-0 
 5. Slovenj Gradec 2-2 
 6. Vrani Vransko 2-2 
 7. Calcit 1-3 
 8. Konjice 1-3 
 9. Nazarje 1-3 
 10. Hram Gorjan 0-4 
 11. Medvode 0-4 
West
 1. Sezana 4-0 
 2. Plama Pur 3-0 
 3. Pivka 3-1 
 4. Ajdovscina 2-1 
 5. Tolmin 2-1 
 6. Cerknica 2-2 
 7. Jezica 2-2 
 8. Jesenice 1-3 
 9. Logatec 1-3 
 10. Globus 0-3 
 11. Pingvini 0-4 


Grosuplje parted ways with Lozancic - by Zeljko Zule

Newly promoted Grosuplje after a 1-4 start to Telemach League parted ways with Croatian big man Jure Lozancic (211-C-83, college: Jacksonville) due a bad performance. Lozancic averaged only 2.3 points (2P 20%, FT 63%), 1.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.3 blocks over less than 11 minutes in 4 Telemach League games this season. He arrived to Grosuplje from Croatian side Alkar Sinj at the end of September.


EuroLeague: Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul edge Union Olimpija Ljubljana - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul- Union Olimpija Ljubljana 85:68

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul edge Union Olimpija Ljubljana in the start of Round 7 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side had a strong first half to seal a 85:68 win. Fenerbahce improved to 4-3 record, while the Slovenian side fell at 2-5 record.
Fenerbahce Ulker went on a 22-12 lead after the first period and never looked behind after. The hosts added 21-14 in the second frame as Omer Onan (194-G-78) and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored for 43:26. The latter also reduced to 43:30 early in the third period, while Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85, college: New Orleans) increased the lead back to 18. Ilkan Karaman (205-F-90) closed the third period at 64:48, while another 21-20 in the last stanza brought them the final 17-point victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Bo McCalebb added 13. Omer Onan notched 12, while Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87, agency: Beo Basket) had 11. Dylan Page replied with 23 points in the losing effort and Alen Omic (215-C-92) tossed in 13. Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) ARON scored 10, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 6.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: Bojan Bogdanovic 19, Bo McCalebb 13, Omer Onan 12, Emir Preldzic 11,
Union Olimpija Ljubljana: Dylan Page 23, Alen Omic 13, Aaron Baynes 10, Klemen Prepelic 6



*****************************************************
  SOUTH KOREA   

Standings

KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 12-4 
 2. SK Knights 11-4 
 3. ET Land 11-5 
 4. Anyang KGC 10-6 
 5. Sonic Boom KT 8-8 
 6. Goyang Orions 8-8 
 7. LG Sakers 7-8 
 8. Samsung Th. 7-9 
 9. Dongbu Promy 4-13 
 10. KCC Egis 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 20: LG Sakers - Dongbu Promy 93-72
Nov. 21: Anyang KGC - Sonic Boom KT 75-81
Nov. 22: Samsung Th. - Dongbu Promy 74-68
Nov. 22: KCC Egis - ET Land 64-77
Nov. 21: Goyang Orions - Mobis Phoebus 58-83
Nov. 23: Goyang Orions - LG Sakers
Nov. 23: Sonic Boom KT - SK Knights



*****************************************************
  SPAIN   


EuroLeague: Unicaja thump Asseco Prokom in Malaga - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja - Asseco Prokom 63:48

Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) scored 12 points and Unicajas defence went like clockwork as the Spanish team knocked down Asseco Prokom for the sixth win in Group B of Euroleague. The teams got to rather slow start. They stayed close and entered the second frame tied at 13. Unicaja broke free in the second quarter. The hosts ignited a 21:10 run to establish an 11-point halftime lead. Unicaja limited their opponents to just 8 points in the third term. The gap grew at 16-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Asseco Prokom kept struggling offensively in the final frame as Unicaja easily secured the winning outcome at the end. Earl Calloway (191-G-83, college: Indiana) delivered 11 points, while Luka Zoric (211-C-84) added 8 points for the winners. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) answered with 10 points for Asseco Prokom. Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) and Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) delivered 9 points each in the loss.

Unicaja: Kosta Perovic 12, Earl Calloway 11, Luka Zoric 8
Asseco Prokom: Adam Hrycaniuk 10, Alex Acker 9, Rasid Mahalbasic 9



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal survive Lietuvos Rytas challenge - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Regal - Lietuvos Rytas 90:66

FC Barcelona Regal survive Lietuvos Rytas challenge in EuroLeague Group D. The Spanish titan remained the only undefeated team in the campaign and moved up to 7-0 record after 90:66 win.
Although FC Barcelona Regal started with 27-18 in the first period, they lost the lead later in the game. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius erupted with 27-15 in the second frame and took 45:42 at the halftime. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) gave the guests 54:51, but it was their last one in the game. Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) scored four points in a row for 63:57 and then Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) closed the frame at 68:60. FC Barcelona Regal added massive 22-6 surge in the last stanza for the final success.
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) netted 17. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) delivered 15, while Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) had 11. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Nemanja Nedovic scored 12. Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 and Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) notched 10.

FC Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 24, Ante Tomic 17, Pete Mickeal 15, Erazem Lorbek 11
Lietuvos Rytas: Leon Radosevic 14, Nemanja Nedovic 12, Dejan Ivanov 11, Predrag Samardziski 10



*****************************************************
  SWEDEN   

Standings - Basketligan

Basketligan Standings
 1. Sundsvall 10-2 
 2. Boras 9-4 
 3. Uppsala 8-4 
 4. Sodertalje 7-3 
 5. Norrkoping 7-4 
 6. 08 6-5 
 7. Solna 6-6 
 8. LF Basket 5-6 
 9. Eagles 4-8 
 10. Eco Orebro 3-9 
 11. Jamtland 3-9 
 12. Nassjo 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 22: Boras - Uppsala 78-93
Nov. 23: LF Basket - Nassjo
Nov. 23: Sundsvall - Eco Orebro
Nov. 23: Eagles - Norrkoping
Nov. 23: Jamtland - 08
Nov. 24: Sodertalje - Solna


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Miller, Boras24.1 
 2. Wesby, Sundsvall20.5 
 3. Palm, Boras18.8 
 4. Krayem, Eagles17.8 
 5. Oglesby, Boras17.5 
 6. Dugat, LF Basket17.5 
 7. Igbavboa, LF Bask.17.2 
 8. Walker, Nassjo17.2 
 9. Jeansson, Uppsala16.7 
 10. Castle, Eco Orebro16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Palm, Boras9.8 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.9.7 
 3. Toutziarakis, Solna8.6 
 4. Santee, Eco Orebro8.4 
 5. Walker, Nassjo8.4 
 6. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
 7. Brown, 088.0 
 8. McKnight, Boras7.8 
 9. Taylor, Eagles7.6 
 10. Thomas, Boras7.2 
Assists Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Miller, Boras5.3 
 2. Castle, Eco Orebro5.1 
 3. Carter, Uppsala4.9 
 4. Jeromanovs, Norrk.4.9 
 5. Ermolinskij, Norrk.4.5 
 6. Dugat, LF Basket4.5 
 7. Krayem, Eagles4.4 
 8. Stefanovic, Eagles4.3 
 9. Beck, 084.1 
 10. Ruach, Nassjo4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mario FERNANDES
  Jamtl.
  (176-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.3 
 2. Carter, Uppsala2.0 
 3. Stefanovic, Eagles1.9 
 4. Dugat, LF Basket1.9 
 5. Jackson, Uppsala1.8 
 6. Castle, Eco Orebro1.8 
 7. Inan, Eagles1.8 
 8. Walker, Nassjo1.7 
 9. Mbemba, Eagles1.7 
 10. Krayem, Eagles1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Norrkoping
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hughes, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Simms, Sodertalje1.6 
 3. Henderson, LF Ba.1.5 
 4. Augustus, 081.3 
 5. Palm, Boras1.0 
 6. Brown, 080.9 
 7. Taylor, Eagles0.9 
 8. Johnson, Solna0.8 
 9. Nilsson, Sundsvall0.6 
 10. Akesson, LF Bask.0.6 



*****************************************************
  SWITZERLAND   


Christian Di Giuliomaria joins Lugano Tigers - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers announced today the signing of the former Italian National Team member Christian DiGiuliomaria (209-C/F-79). The 33-years old center moves to Swiss after 16 years in Italy. Last season he averaged 5.1points (FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 20.6%, FT: 40.9%) and 3.7 rebounds with Tezenis Verona. He played also with Umana Reyer Venezia, Snaidero Udine, Euro Roseto, Banco di Sardegna Sassari, Pallacanestro Varese and Pallacanestro Cantu.


Christian DiGiuliomaria is a newcomer at Lugano Tigers, ex Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Lugano Tigers (LNA) added to their roster 33-year old Italian ex-international power forward Christian DiGiuliomaria (209-108kg-79). He just played at Mapooro Cantu in Italian SerieA. DiGiuliomaria also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.8rpg.
DiGiuliomaria has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano, Cimberio Varese, Tezenis Verona, Umana Venezia and Banco di Sardegna Sassari).

By Eurobasket Data Center



*****************************************************
  TURKEY   


EuroLeague: Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul edge Union Olimpija Ljubljana - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul- Union Olimpija Ljubljana 85:68

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul edge Union Olimpija Ljubljana in the start of Round 7 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side had a strong first half to seal a 85:68 win. Fenerbahce improved to 4-3 record, while the Slovenian side fell at 2-5 record.
Fenerbahce Ulker went on a 22-12 lead after the first period and never looked behind after. The hosts added 21-14 in the second frame as Omer Onan (194-G-78) and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored for 43:26. The latter also reduced to 43:30 early in the third period, while Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85, college: New Orleans) increased the lead back to 18. Ilkan Karaman (205-F-90) closed the third period at 64:48, while another 21-20 in the last stanza brought them the final 17-point victory.
Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Bo McCalebb added 13. Omer Onan notched 12, while Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87, agency: Beo Basket) had 11. Dylan Page replied with 23 points in the losing effort and Alen Omic (215-C-92) tossed in 13. Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) ARON scored 10, while Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 6.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: Bojan Bogdanovic 19, Bo McCalebb 13, Omer Onan 12, Emir Preldzic 11,
Union Olimpija Ljubljana: Dylan Page 23, Alen Omic 13, Aaron Baynes 10, Klemen Prepelic 6



Nelson number one in Turkish TB2L for round 8 - by Eurobasket News

American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Akhisar Bld, receiving a Eurobasket.com TB2L Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Istanbul B.B. (#13, 3-5) 90-75. Akhisar Bld is placed at 5th position in Turkish TB2L. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Akhisar Bld will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Nelson has many years of experience at Akhisar Bld, through which he has constantly improved. Former New Mexico State University star has very solid stats this year. Nelson is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.6rpg) and averages impressive 2.3spg and 64.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Alex Gordon (184-G-85) of Yesilgiresun. Gordon had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 13 assists. Of course Yesilgiresun cruised to a 84-74 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Vestel (#8, 5-3). This victory allowed Yesilgiresun to move up to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gordon is a newcomer at Yesilgiresun, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.4ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.6rpg and 6.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward KZell Wesson (201-F-77) of Baskent Genclik (#17). Wesson showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, eighteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Wesson's great performance Baskent Genclik lost 81-90 to the higher-ranked Trabzonspor (#7, 5-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Baskent Genclik can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Wesson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Wesson has a very solid season. In 2 games in Turkey he scored 19.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hakan Yapar (202-C-84) of Maliye Milli - 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Anthony Brown (203-F-86) of Pertevniyal - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Henry Antwan Dobie (183-G-78) of Trabzonspor - 31 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Bill Clark (195-SF-88) of Selcuk Univ. - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
8. John Ofoegbu (206-C-84) of Yesilgiresun - 23 points and 13 rebounds
9. Eric Buckner (208-F-90) of Usak - 18 points and 9 rebounds
10. Aleksandar Petrovic (204-C-87) of Darussafaka - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Gaziantep released Macklin - by Eurobasket News

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) released 26-year old American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-104kg-86, college: Florida). In 5 TBL games he played this season he had 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0spg.
Last year Macklin was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). He attended University of Florida until 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
Macklins team won SEC East Division Regular Season in 2011.
He has played also professionally in D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)



EuroLeague: Olympiacos knock down Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Anadolu Efes 75:53

Olympiacos clinched the fifth win in Euroleague Group C. They brushed by Anadolu Efes in Piraeus. Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) came up with 17 points and 6 boards to lead the effort.
Olympiacos fired 23 points in the first term to gain a 3-point lead. The Hellenes limited their opponents to just 6 points in the second quarter. The hosts extended the margin to 9 points at the interval 35:26. Olympiacos used the third term to aggravate the damage. The home team stayed aggressive at both end of the floor and piled up a 17-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Anadolu Efes scored just 11 points in the fourth stanza and suffered the third loss at the tournament. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points, while Acie Law (190-G-85, college: Texas A&M) delivered 10 points in the win. Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-SG-84, college: Virginia Tech) answered with 15 points for Anadolu Efes. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) provided 8 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Olympiacos: Kostas Papanikolaou 17, Vassilis Spanoulis 14, Acie Law 10
Anadolu Efes: Jamon Lukas Gordon 15, Semih Erden 8+10 boards



Royal Hali Gaziantep BSB inks Joey Dorsey - by Orhun Ozdemir

TBL newcomers Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye signed Joey Dorsey (206-C/F-83, agency: FCM, college: Memphis), who left Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus a few weeks ago.

Dorsey won the Greek League and Euroleague with Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus last season. 29 year-old big man averaged 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals with the Euroleague champions. Dorsey will join Andre Collins (183-PG-82, college: Loyola, MD), Isaiah Swann (188-G-85, college: Florida St.) and Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.) in Gaziantep. Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye is at the bottom of the league right now with just one victory.
Joey Dorsey (206-C/F-83, agency: FCM, college: Memphis)



*****************************************************
  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Walter Hodge selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Poland. Hodge could not help one of league's weakest teams Stelmet ZG (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Stelmet ZG was defeated 80-74 on the road by the second-ranked Base Oostende. Hodge was the top scorer with 24 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hodge is currently seventh on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Hodge averages: 19.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 4.0apg, 2FGP: 48.6% and FT: 81.3%. He has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. Hodge is currently a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Cuthbert Victor
Cuthbert Victor
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St., currently plays in France). He led Le Mans to a victory over the ninth-ranked JDA Dijon (3-4) 67-61 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Victor was MVP of the game. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (6-1) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Victor's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 64.9%(24-37), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 81.8% in the seven games he played so far. He played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team in 2011.

Frank Elegar
Frank Elegar
   #3. The U.S. Virgin Islands player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Estonia. Elegar was not able to help Kalev/Cramo (1-5) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the ninth-placed Kalev/Cramo was defeated 77-67 in Khimki by the second-ranked Khimky in the group A of VTB United League. Elegar was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Elegar's first year with the team. Elegar is currently third on the league's list of most steals. His total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 51.5%. Elegar played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team two years ago.

Ivan Aska
Ivan Aska
   #4. Forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in Belgium) was the main contributor in a Leuven Bears' victory against the closely-ranked Spirou Charleroi (4-3) 88-79 in the Belgian Ethias League last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Aska recorded 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. Stella Artois Leuven Bears (2-5) is placed second from the bottom (#7) in the Ethias League. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Aska is ranked fourth on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 6.6rpg. This year he also averages: 13.4ppg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the seven games. Aska is another player who holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. He is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Jason Edwin
Jason Edwin
   #5. International swingman Jason Edwin (197-81, college: Kent St., currently plays in Uruguay) contributed to Nacional's surprising victory against the sixth-ranked Aguada (11-8) 80-77 in the Uruguayan LUB on Monday night. Edwin was the top player that evening. He recorded 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Nacional De Futbol (5-15) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in Capital group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Edwin has very high stats. He averages: 21.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. Edwin plays currently for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team.

Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
   #6. Power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to Svendborg's victory against the closely-ranked Horsens IC (9-4) 85-76 in the Danish Ligaen in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Svendborg Rabbits (12-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all twelve games in the Regular Season. It's Washington's first season with the team. Washington is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 8.7rpg and 2.4bpg in the 12 games. Washington is an international player who is currently on the senior U.S. Virgin Islands National Team roster.

The list of other players, who all have U.S. Virgin Islands passport but never been selected to any of U.S. Virgin Islands national teams:

   #1. Experienced Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in NBA) led San Antonio Spurs to a victory against the Boston Celtics (6-6) 112-100 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 15 rebounds. Duncan also added 4 assists in 33 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 9-3 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Duncan's 16th year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Duncan averages: 18.2ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.5apg and 2.4bpg in the 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and American.

   #2. Antonin Galaya (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help N.Carolina Central to win against the Toccoa Falls College (9-4) crushing them 94-40 in the NCAA last Tuesday. He scored only 3 points. The N.Carolina Central has conference record this season. This year Galaya has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 8.7rpg and 2.4bpg. Galaya is another player who holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and French.

   #3. Rakeem Christmas (206-F/C-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to an Syracuse's surprising victory against the Princeton University crushing them 73-53 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. He recorded 10 points and blocked 2 blocks in 18 minutes. The Syracuse University has conference record this season. Christmas has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 8.7rpg and 2.4bpg in the 12 games.



*****************************************************
  URUGUAY   

Standings - LUB

LUB Standings
 1. Malvin 16-3 
 2. Bigua 15-4 
 3. Un.Atletica 14-5 
 4. Trouville 14-6 
 5. Hebraica 13-7 
 6. Aguada 11-8 
 7. Olimpia 10-8 
 8. Montevideo 9-11 
 9. Sayago 9-11 
 10. Bohemios 8-11 
 11. Defensor 7-11 
 12. Welcome 7-12 
 13. Tabare 7-12 
 14. Cordon 5-14 
 15. Nacional 5-15 
 16. Larre Borges 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 20

Nov. 21: Cordon - Hebraica 93-83
Nov. 21: Welcome - Larre Borges 85-76
Nov. 21: Sayago - Nacional 78-77
Nov. 21: Montevideo - Trouville 67-98
Nov. 22: Aguada - Un.Atletica
Nov. 22: Olimpia - Bohemios
Nov. 22: Defensor - Bigua
Nov. 22: Tabare - Malvin


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Keenan, Trouville27.2 
 2. Baxley, Defensor27.0 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.26.1 
 4. Taboada, Un.Atlet.22.4 
 5. Jeffries, Bigua19.8 
 6. Wilkerson, Tabare19.4 
 7. Ambres, Nacional19.4 
 8. Johnson, Bigua19.4 
 9. Nelson, Bohemios18.8 
 10. Alvarez, Sayago18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Martin, Nacional15.6 
 2. Faber, Welcome13.6 
 3. Shellman, Sayago12.2 
 4. Passos, Hebraica12.1 
 5. Blankson, Un.Atlet.11.1 
 6. Wilkerson, Tabare10.0 
 7. Johnson, Bigua9.6 
 8. Hayes, Aguada9.3 
 9. Keenan, Trouville9.2 
 10. Myles, Malvin8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Barrera, Hebraica7.4 
 2. Bavosi, Un.Atletica7.1 
 3. Cortizas, Welcome6.4 
 4. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.3 
 5. De Gouveia, Tabare5.8 
 6. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.2 
 7. Vidal, Bigua4.6 
 8. Martinez, Malvin4.5 
 9. Jeffries, Bigua4.4 
 10. Taboada, Larre B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Brian GARCIA
  Cordon
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, Cordon2.1 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica2.0 
 3. Rovira, Tabare2.0 
 4. Shellman, Sayago1.9 
 5. Izuibejeres, Hebra.1.9 
 6. Aguilera, Trouville1.9 
 7. Trelles, Bohemios1.8 
 8. Johnson, Bigua1.8 
 9. Jeffries, Bigua1.8 
 10. Acosta, Trouville1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory DILLIGARD
  Aguada
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dilligard, Aguada2.4 
 2. Rogers, Un.Atletica1.9 
 3. Bravo, Defensor1.4 
 4. Johnson, Bigua1.4 
 5. Cage, Tabare1.4 
 6. Calfani, Malvin1.3 
 7. Faber, Welcome1.3 
 8. Kanis, Trouville1.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Tabare1.2 
 10. Passos, Hebraica1.1 


Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League (Capital)
Welcome 85 - Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 26 pts 15 reb, Brian Woodward (191-G-81, college: Rhode Island) 24 pts. 8 reb. 3 assists
Larre Borges 76 - Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: TSS Management, college: Widener) 27 pts. 6 reb. 2 assists, Yannick Crowder (203-F-90, college: Florida A&M) 14 pts 12 reb.
- - -
Cordon 93 - Brian Garcia (180-G-90) 24 pts. 7 assists, Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) 14 pts 6 reb. 2 blocks, Travis Garrison (203-F-84, college: Maryland) 14 pts.
Hebraica Macabi 83 - Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) 27 pts 4 reb. Andrew Feeley (206-F/C-83, agency: Promotex, college: UMBC) 21 pts 6 reb. Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) 8 pts. 12 assists
- - -
Trouville 98 - Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) 21 pts.6 reb. Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 18 pts 6 reb. 2 blocks, Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 6 pts 6 reb.
Montevideo 67 - Anthony Danridge (196-G/F-86, college: N.Mexico) 18 pts 4 reb. Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 13 pts 7 reb. 2 blocks
- - -
Sayago 78 -Terence Shellman (198-F-78) 18 pts 12 reb. Stanley Jones (208-C-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion) 24 pts 9 reb.
Nacional 77 - Gerald Inman (208-F-87, college: Rutgers) 25 pts. 8 reb. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81, college: Kent St.) 16 pts 11 reb.
- - -
Results for the Uruguayan League (Littoral)
Wanderers 78 Allavena 76
- - -
Results for the Uruguayan League (South)
Plaza NH 63 Flores BBC 42





*****************************************************

Women News

Standings - Women

Premier League Standings
 1. Olimpia 4-0 
 2. Tsmoki-Minsk 4-1 
 3. Gorizont 4-1 
 4. Berezina 2-2 
 5. Victoria 2-5 
 6. Sozh Gomel 1-4 
 7. BrGU 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 21: Gorizont - Berezina 81-44
Nov. 24: Olimpia - Gorizont
Nov. 24: BrGU - Sozh Gomel


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Olga KOPYLOVA
  Sozh G.
  (187-F-82)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Kopylova, Sozh G.20.8 
 2. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.17.0 
 3. Chubkavets, Berez.16.3 
 4. Shapochkina, Olimp.15.8 
 5. Filonchyk, Olimpia14.8 
 6. Anufryienka, Goriz.14.2 
 7. Hasper, Tsmoki-M.13.4 
 8. Papova, Olimpia13.3 
 9. Likhtarovich, Gori.13.2 
 10. Haponava, Berezi.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lyubov ALYOSHKINA
  Olimpia
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Alyoshkina, Olimpia11.8 
 2. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.10.2 
 3. Khomenchuk, Goriz.9.4 
 4. Haponava, Berezina9.3 
 5. Kopylova, Sozh G.8.6 
 6. Filonchyk, Olimpia8.3 
 7. Iordan, Tsmoki-M.7.6 
 8. Alikina, Gorizont7.5 
 9. Papova, Olimpia7.3 
 10. Hasper, Tsmoki-M.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nadzeya DROZD
  Olimpia
  (174-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Drozd, Olimpia5.0 
 2. Anufryienka, Goriz.4.0 
 3. Papova, Olimpia3.5 
 4. Valko, Gorizont3.4 
 5. Rannaveski, Olimpia3.3 
 6. Likhtarovich, Gori.3.2 
 7. Shapochkina, Olimp.2.5 
 8. Tsiruleva, Tsmoki-.2.4 
 9. Panevina, Tsmoki-M.2.0 
 10. Yakovits, Tsmoki-.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nadzeya DROZD
  Olimpia
  (174-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Drozd, Olimpia5.0 
 2. Papova, Olimpia3.5 
 3. Anufryienka, Goriz.3.2 
 4. Likhtarovich, Gori.2.8 
 5. Voishal, Victoria2.4 
 6. Turomsha, Berezina2.3 
 7. Ivashchanka, Goriz.2.3 
 8. Kalikh, Berezina2.3 
 9. Shapochkina, Olimp.2.0 
 10. Tsiruleva, Tsmoki.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alena MARTYNAVA
  Victo.
  (187-F-94)
  Avg: 0
 1. Martynava, Victo.0.0 
 2. Lysenko, Sozh G.0.0 
 3. Yakovits, Tsmoki-M.0.0 
 4. Lipinskaya, Gorizo.0.0 
 5. Valko, Gorizont0.0 
 6. Likhtarovich, Gori.0.0 
 7. Turomsha, Berezina0.0 
 8. Lalovich, Tsmoki-M.0.0 
 9. Tsarevich, Victoria0.0 
 10. Kravtsov, Sozh G.0.0 


EuroCup: Olimpia need overtime to edge Union Hainaut - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia - Union Hainaut 70:65 (OT)

Olimpia tamed Union Hainaut in overtime in the EuroCup Group B today. Nadzeya Drozd (174-G-83) came up with 22 points to pace Olimpia as they climbed at 3-3 record in the ladder. Union Hainaut suffered the initial loss at the tournament but remained on top of the ladder at 4-1 record.
Union Hainaut posted a 15:9 lead after the starting quarter. However Olimpia bounced back as they spurred ahead for a 29:26 halftime lead. The teams stayed close throughout the third term. Olimpia managed to enter the fourth stanza up by three 42:39. Olimpia were up by three points 56:53 with under three minutes to go. Nadzeya Drozd and Amanda Houts (168-PG-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Georgia) exchanged three-pointers as Olimpia maintained the lead with just under two minutes to go. However Amanda Houts drained another triple and sent the game into overtime. Tetyana Shchypakina (178-F-85) and Rannaveski gave the hosts a 4-point lead in the extra period. Maryia Filonchyk (187-PF-92) then sank three free throws and sealed the victory for the Belarusian team. Maryia Filonchyk provided 15 points, while Tetyana Shchypakina and Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) accounted for 12 points each in the win. Amanda Jackson (178-G/F-85, college: Miami, OH) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Union Hainaut. Amanda Houts had 19 points in the loss.

Olimpia: Nadzeya Drozd 22, Maryia Filonchyk 15, Tetyana Shchypakina 12, Maryia Papova 12
Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 20, Amanda Houts 19



*****************************************************
  BELGIUM   


EuroCup: Wasserburg fire past Sint Katelijne - by Eurobasket News

Wasserburg - Sint Katelijne 87:58

Wasserburg registered the second win in EuroCup Group D. They overwhelmed Sint Katelijne at home court to improve at 2-3 record. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) delivered 16 points to lead the hosts. Sint Katelijne remained winless at 0-5.
Wasserburg stunned the visitors in the starting quarter. The German team went on a 26:7 run to take a massive 19-point lead. The hosts dropped 24 points in the second quarter to secure a 50:29 halftime lead. Wasserburg extended the margin in the third term. The German team eased to a 31-point lead with ten minutes to go. Sint Katelijne could not recover in the fourth stanza and surrendered at the end. Tiina Sten (189-G/F-85, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's) notched 13 points, while Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) and Emma Cannon (188-F-89, college: Cent.Florida) posted 12 points each for the winners. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (185-PF-95) answered with 19 points for Sint Katelijne. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) posted 14 points in the loss.

Wasserburg: Anne Breitreiner 16, Tiina Sten 13, Katharina Fikiel 12, Emma Cannon 12
Sint Katelijne: An-Katrien Nauwelaers 19, Hind Ben Abdelkader 14



EuroCup: TED cruise past Young Cats in Ankara - by Eurobasket News

TED Ankara - Young Cats 81:64

TED Ankara recorded the third win in EuroCup Group B. They held off Young Cats in the Turkish capital. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) scored 18 points to pace the home team.
TED Ankara grabbed the lead early in the game. They posted a 19:14 advantage after ten minutes. The margin grew significantly in the second frame. TED piled up a 45:25 halftime lead. They kept Young Cats at distance throughout the third quarter. TED Ankara accounted for a 64:42 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The hosts did not look back afterwards and cruised to the victory at the end. Mactabene Amachree (190-F/G-78, college: Abil.Christian) netted 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for TED. Duygu Firat (189-F-90, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 13 points in the victory. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) had 17 points for Young Cats. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) responded with 12 points in the loss.

TED Ankara: Ana Dabovic 18, Mactabene Amachree 17+12 boards, Duygu Firat 13
Young Cats: Sofie Hendrickx 17, Antonia Delaere 12



*****************************************************
  BULGARIA   


EuroCup: Botas keep Dunav 8806 winless - by Eurobasket News

Dunav 8806 - Botas 70:84

Botas registered the second EuroCup victory. They rallied past Dunav 8806 on the road to improve at 2-2 record in Group F. Dunav 8806 fell at 0-3 record after the defeat. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the visitors.
Botas unleashed 28 points in the opening quarter worth a 4-point lead. Botas maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Turkish team established a 46:39 halftime advantage. Botas boosted the distance in the third quarter. They knocked down 27 points to pile up a comfortable 16-point cushion with ten minutes remaining. Dunav 8806 could not get within striking distance and lost the third straight game at the tourney. Ayse Dilek Akinci (175-F-82) netted 19 points for Botas. Christi Thomas (191-F-82, college: Georgia) added 16 points and 11 boards for the winners. Amanda Johnson (187-F-90, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) answered with 20 points for Dunav. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) nailed 16 points in the loss.

Dunav 8806: Amanda Johnson 20, Merike Anderson 16
Botas: Courtney Paris 22+18 boards, Ayse Dilek Akinci 19, Christi Thomas 16+11 boards



*****************************************************
  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 18: St.Francis X. - New Brunsw. 88-72
Nov. 18: St.Mary''s - UPEI 78-66
Nov. 18: Acadia - Memorial 72-61
Nov. 21: Laval - UQAM 62-66 OT
Nov. 18: Mount Royal - TRU 58-66
Nov. 18: Regina - Manitoba 104-51
Nov. 22: Calgary - Mount Royal


CIS Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kristy MOORE
  Acadia
  (170-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Moore, Acadia27.5 
 2. Colley, St.Mary''s26.8 
 3. Roper, St.Franc.22.0 
 4. Schuetze, TRU21.7 
 5. Vaughan, Western19.5 
 6. Strom, TWU19.2 
 7. Colborne, New B.18.8 
 8. Emmerson, Saskatc.18.7 
 9. Clarke, Regina18.0 
 10. Young, UBC17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diane SCHUETZE
  TRU
  (191-C-)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Schuetze, TRU12.5 
 2. Stephen, Ottawa12.5 
 3. Spangehl, UBC11.3 
 4. Van Koughnet., UN.11.3 
 5. Lauzon, Toronto10.5 
 6. Pierre, St.Franc.10.5 
 7. Colley, St.Mary''s9.5 
 8. Young, UBC9.0 
 9. Smith, St.Mary''s8.8 
 10. Kaehn, UNBC8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rebecca SHEEHAN
  St.Franc.
  (180-F-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sheehan, St.Franc.7.0 
 2. Duxbury, TRU5.8 
 3. Goodis, Victoria5.8 
 4. Nofuente, Ryerson5.5 
 5. Luyken, UFV5.0 
 6. Boag, Queen''s5.0 
 7. Clarke, Regina4.8 
 8. Young, UBC4.8 
 9. Olsen, Lethbridge4.7 
 10. Ring, Ottawa4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Miah-Marie LANGLOIS
  Windsor
  (176-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Langlois, Windsor3.8 
 2. Clarke, Regina3.5 
 3. Sheehan, St.Franc.3.5 
 4. Cameron, Lethb.3.2 
 5. Duxbury, TRU3.2 
 6. Colley, St.Mary''s3.0 
 7. Recoura, York3.0 
 8. Jarrett, Calgary3.0 
 9. Pierre, St.Franc.2.8 
 10. White, UBC O.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Abbey DUINKER
  Acadia
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Duinker, Acadia2.3 
 2. Schuetze, TRU2.0 
 3. Traer, Ottawa1.5 
 4. Colley, St.Mary''s1.5 
 5. Langlois, Windsor1.5 
 6. Macdonald, Acadia1.5 
 7. Stansfield, UBC1.5 
 8. Kreiger, Windsor1.3 
 9. Coppola, Regina1.2 
 10. Strom, TWU1.2 



*****************************************************
  CZECH REPUBLIC   


EuroCup: VS Praha outgun Partizan in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Partizan Galenika - VS Praha 61:78

VS Praha earned the second win in EuroCup Group G. They stole victory over Partizan Galenika in Belgrade. Marshae Dotson (180-F-87, agency: Merit Sports, college: Florida) fired 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Czech team.
VS Praha accounted for a 23:9 lead after ten minutes. Partizan cut the margin in the second frame. The Serbian team got within 11 points at the interval. VS Praha however limited the hosts to just 12 points in the third term and piled up a 54:40 lead at the final intermission. The visitors dropped 24 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Karolina Elhotova (182-F-92) netted 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for VS Praha. Alexandra Tarasava (170-PG-88) and Petra Reisingerova (195-C-73) notched 11 points each in the victory. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) answered with 17 points for Partizan Galenika. Brooke Queenan (188-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Boston Coll.) banked 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Partizan Galenika: Milica Dabovic 17, Brooke Queenan 16+10 boards

VS Praha: Marshae Dotson 24, Karolina Elhotova 20, Alexandra Tarasava 11, Petra Reisingerova 11



*****************************************************
  DENMARK   


EuroCup: Satu Mare too good for SISU - by Eurobasket News

Satu Mare - SISU 86:73

Satu Mare clinched the second win in EuroCup season. They toppled visiting SISU for 2-3 record in Group A. Utahya Drye (185-F-88, college: Virginia Tech) came up with 20 points, 6 boards and 6 assists for the hosts.
Satu Mare stormed into the game. They unleashed 28 points in the first quarter to take a 14-point lead. SISU slowed the hosts down in the second quarter. The Danish team cut the deficit at 8-point mark at the interval 42:34. SISU got even closer in the third quarter. The visitors trailed by 7 points at the final intermission 62:55. But Satu Mare quickly boosted the gap to double figures and raced to the victory at the end. Italee Lucas (172-G-89, college: N.Carolina) notched 18 points to pace the hosts. Dara Kovacevic (197-C-83) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Marie Malone (191-C-89, college: Hofstra) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds for SISU. Camilla Blands (180-G-85, college: Alabama) had 16 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Satu Mare: Utahya Drye 20, Italee Lucas 18, Dara Kovacevic 16
SISU: Marie Malone 21, Camilla Blands 16+11 boards



*****************************************************
  EUROCUP   

Standings

Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Lattes Montp. 4-1 
 2. Chevakata 4-1 
 3. Satu Mare 2-3 
 4. SISU 0-5 
Group B
 1. Union Hainaut 4-1 
 2. Olimpia 3-3 
 3. TED Ankara 3-3 
 4. Young Cats 1-4 
Group C
 1. Tarbes 4-1 
 2. Mersin