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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 6-0 
 2. Partizan 5-1 
 3. Cedevita 4-2 
 4. Cibona 4-3 
 5. Union Olimpija 3-3 
 6. KK Split 3-3 
 7. Buducnost 3-4 
 8. Radnicki KG 3-4 
 9. Siroki WWin 3-4 
 10. Crvena Zvezda 3-4 
 11. Krka 3-4 
 12. MZT Skopje 2-4 
 13. Szolnok 2-5 
 14. Zadar 2-5 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Radnicki KG - Krka 84-71
Nov. 3: Siroki WWin - Zadar 80-71
Nov. 3: Buducnost - Cibona 60-64
Nov. 3: Crvena Zvezda - Szolnok 103-74
Nov. 3: KK Split - Partizan
Nov. 5: Union Olimpija - MZT Skopje
Nov. 4: Cedevita - Igokea


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir LUCIC
  Partizan
  (202-SF-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Lucic, Partizan20.3 
 2. Bader, Szolnok18.0 
 3. Travis, Zadar17.0 
 4. Mimica, KK Split16.7 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena16.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split14.7 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 8. Worthington, Radni.13.4 
 9. Blazic, Union O.13.3 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.6 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin9.5 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.8 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.0 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.8 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 8. Omic, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 9. Page, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.5 
 2. Simon, Szolnok5.2 
 3. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 4. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.5 
 5. Rannikko, Union O.3.8 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea3.7 
 7. Vladovic, Krka3.6 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.3 
 9. Green, Cedevita3.3 
 10. Prostran, Zadar3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Green, Cedevita2.2 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 3. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 4. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.9 
 6. Prepelic, Union O.1.8 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 9. Salin, Union Olimp.1.6 
 10. Rannikko, Union O.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.5 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.1.0 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok1.0 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.9 
 6. Edwards, Igokea0.7 
 7. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.7 
 8. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 10. Ramljak, Zadar0.5 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Second Stage: Round 1

Nov. 2: GECR Indalo - Boca Jrs 85-80
Nov. 2: La Union - 9 de Julio 84-79
Nov. 2: Atenas - Regatas C. 83-91
Nov. 2: Lanus - Obras 80-70
Nov. 2: Olimpico LB - Sionista 79-70
Oct. 31: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Quimsa 72-70
Nov. 2: Penarol - Quimsa 71-76
Nov. 2: Union Progr. - Argentino 66-75

Second Stage: Round 2

Nov. 4: Olimpico LB - Regatas C.
Nov. 4: La Union - Argentino
Nov. 4: GECR Indalo - Obras
Nov. 4: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Quimsa
Nov. 4: Atenas - Sionista
Nov. 4: Union Progr. - 9 de Julio
Nov. 4: Lanus - Boca Jrs
Nov. 4: Penarol - Libertad S.


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.18.7 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras18.3 
 3. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.8 
 4. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.7 
 5. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 6. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.0 
 7. Lewis, La Union16.9 
 8. Pau, Olimpico LB16.0 
 9. Jackson, GECR I.15.8 
 10. Lytch, Argentino15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.2 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.8 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.8.8 
 6. Moss, Union Progr.8.5 
 7. Fierro, Atenas8.1 
 8. Lewis, La Union7.8 
 9. Battle, Lanus7.7 
 10. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.4 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.8 
 3. De los Santo., Arg.4.7 
 4. Aguirre, Quimsa4.6 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.4.5 
 6. Osimani, Obras4.1 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 8. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.5 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.4 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa1.9 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.8 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 6. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 7. Gianella, La Union1.7 
 8. De los Santo., Arg.1.7 
 9. Pittman, Sionista1.7 
 10. Espinoza, Obras1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.6 
 3. Moss, Union Progr.1.1 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 5. Mata, Penarol1.1 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.0.9 
 7. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 9. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 10. Roby, Wuber-Es.0.7 


South American League 2012: Libertad Sunchales wins Group D - by Eurobasket News

Tiburones de Vargas -Libertad Sunchales 92:103

Libertad Sunchales wins Group D of the South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat the Tiburones de Vargas 103:92 to finish with 3-0 record on top. The hosts meanwhile suffered their first loss and finished second with 2-1 record.
Libertad Sunchales did not waste time and grabbed 28-12 in the first period. Tiburones de Vargas woke up later in the game and posted two victories in the second and the third quarters. Only due to 33-27, the team from Argentina managed to seal the victory.
Diego Garcia (190-G-79) paced all the winners with 20 points and Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina) nailed 18. Marcos Saglietti (190-G-86) delivered 12, while Jamaal Levy (206-C-83, college: Wake Forest) collected 11 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Jonatan Treise (186-PG-85) and Juan Emiliano Fernandez (196-G/F-91) also scored 11 points each. Gerardo Suero (193-G-89, college: Albany) answered with 23 points in the losing effort and Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) had 19. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) added 16 points and 10 boards, whilst Axiers Sucre (200-F-78) notched 10.

Tiburones de Vargas: Gerardo Suero 23, Rafael Guevara 19, Windi Graterol 16+10 rebs, Axiers Sucre 10
Libertad Sunchales: Diego Garcia 20, Gabriel Mikulas 18, Marcos Saglietti 12, Jamaal Levy 11+12 rebs+7 ast, Jonatan Treise 11, Juan Emiliano Fernandez 11



LigaA Round 1 (Second Stage): Leader Penarol loses to Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in LigaA just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Penarol (11-3) recorded its third loss in Mar del Plata on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Quimsa (8-7) 76-71. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Penarol. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 25-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Sebastian Vega (200-F-88) fired 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Leonardo Gutierrez (201-78) produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-7 record. Defending champion Penarol still keeps top position with three games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8) in Bahia Blanca in the next round. Penarol will play at home against Libertad Sunchales (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked 9 de Julio (3-11) against seventh ranked La Union (3-12) on Friday night. Visiting 9 de Julio was defeated by La Union in a tough game in Formosa 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of 9 de Julio. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. Ruben Wolkowyski contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Naturalized Italian forward Mariano Garcia (201-86) answered with 25 points for 9 de Julio. Despite that victory La Union went down to sixteenth position due to points difference. 9 de Julio at the other side dropped to the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. La Union will play against higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. 9 de Julio will play on the road against Union Progresista (#14) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Comodoro R. was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Boca Juniors (5-8) played at the court of sixth ranked GECR Indalo (7-7). GECR Indalo managed to secure a 5-point victory 85-80 on Friday. Kahiem Seawright stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side John DeGroat responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory GECR Indalo went down to ninth position due to points difference. Loser Boca Juniors dropped to the twelfth place with eight games lost. GECR Indalo will meet at home Obras (#13) in the next round. Boca Juniors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Lanus.
A very interesting game took place in Bahia Blanca. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Quimsa (8-7) to tenth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (7-6) 72-70 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. LaVell Blanchard nailed 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Wuber-Est.Bahia moved-up to eighth place. Quimsa at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Quimsa (#7) in Santiado Estero and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in La Banda, where 13th ranked Sionista (7-8) lost to sixteenth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-4) in a road game 70-79 on Friday. Cedric McGowan fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to second place. Sionista lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face Regatas Corrientes (#5) at home in the next round. Sionista will play against Atenas (#11) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 1 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Obras was defeated by Lanus in Buenos Aires 80-70. Union Progr. was beaten by Argentino at home 66-75. Regatas C. won against Atenas on the opponent's court 91-83.
The best stats of 1st round was 32 points and 14 rebounds by Darren Phillip of Union Progr..


Penarol - Quimsa 71-76

Top ranked Penarol (11-3) recorded its third loss in Mar del Plata on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Quimsa (8-7) 76-71. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Penarol. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 25-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) fired 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Leonardo Gutierrez (201-78) produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. Quimsa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-7 record. Defending champion Penarol still keeps top position with three games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8) in Bahia Blanca in the next round. Penarol will play at home against Libertad Sunchales (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: S.Vega 18+3reb, J.Williams 10+9reb+1ast, R.Stanton 9+8reb, E.Villares 8+4reb+3ast, J.Mojica 8+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 8+4reb+2ast
Penarol: M.Ibarra 17+3reb+1ast, D.Teague 15+5reb+2ast, L.Gutierrez 12+7reb+4ast, M.Leiva 11+6reb, M.Mata 8+3reb+2ast, T.Terrell 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 189378


Lanus - Obras 80-70

There was no surprise in Buenos Aires where 13th ranked Obras (4-9) was defeated by fourth ranked Lanus (9-5) 80-70 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-70. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) fired 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Uruguayan guard Martin Osimani (194-81, college: Duquesne) produced 22 points and 5 assists and international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lanus maintains fourth place with 9-5 record, which they share with Regatas C. Obras lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Lanus: A.Boccia 15+8reb+3ast, R.Battle 14+7reb+4ast, C.Schattmann 12+3reb, W.McFarlan 10+3reb+1ast, F.Martina 9+3reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 7+2reb+3ast
Obras: M.Osimani 22+3reb+5ast, A.Konsztadt 12+3reb+1ast, J.Gutierrez 12+8reb+1ast, T.Field 10+6reb, P.Espinoza 7+9reb, R.Humphrey 4+2reb
gschID: 189377


Union Progr. - Argentino 66-75

No shocking result in a game in Villa Angela where sixth ranked Argentino (9-6) defeated 14th ranked Union Progresista (4-9) 75-66 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Argentino made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The former international center Axel Weigand (200-85) fired 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Fernando Funes (192-83) chipped in 19 points. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Victor Hugo Cajal (179-80, agency: Dream Team Management) added 3 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Argentino maintains sixth place with 9-6 record. Union Progresista at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Argentino will face bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Union Progresista will play at home against 9 de Julio in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Argentino: F.Funes 19+2reb+2ast, A.Weigand 15+8reb+3ast, K.Lytch 14+5reb+1ast, G.Luchino 9+3reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 8+11reb, N.De los Santos 6+1reb+3ast
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 32+14reb, C.Avalle 10+3reb+1ast, A.Moss 9+8reb, C.Schoppler 5+1ast, G.Laphitzborde 4+9reb+3ast, V.Hugo Cajal 3+7reb+9ast
gschID: 189376


Atenas - Regatas C. 83-91

Very expected game in Cordoba where 11th ranked Atenas (6-9) was defeated by fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (9-5) 91-83 on Friday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-14. But Atenas won third quarter 31-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Regatas Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 32. They outrebounded Atenas 38-26 including a 28-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Regatas Corrientes looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Atenas' players. International power forward Nicolas Romano (199-87) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 14 points and 8 assists. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) produced 29 points and 4 assists and power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Regatas Corrientes moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lanus. Loser Atenas keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face league's second-placed Olimpico de La Banda on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Atenas will play against Sionista (#10) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: N.Romano 21+5reb, P.Quinteros 14+2reb+8ast, J.Meyinsse 13+3reb+1ast, T.Washam 12+4reb+3ast, P.I. Calderon 10+3reb+1ast, F.Kammerichs 8+12reb+2ast
Atenas: B.Labaque 29+2reb+4ast, M.Fierro 14+9reb, J.Bulfoni 11+1reb+1ast, A.Elsener 8+5reb, D.Guaita 6+4reb, M.Lescano 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 189375


La Union - 9 de Julio 84-79

Very important is a road loss of second ranked 9 de Julio (3-11) against seventh ranked La Union (3-12) on Friday night. Visiting 9 de Julio was defeated by La Union in a tough game in Formosa 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of 9 de Julio. 9 de Julio was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 51-42 second half run of La Union. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to 9 de Julio's 26. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. Center Ruben Wolkowyski (208-73) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four La Union players scored in double figures. Naturalized Italian forward Mariano Garcia (201-86) answered with 25 points and American forward Robert Hornsby (201-82, college: Troy) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for 9 de Julio. Despite that victory La Union went down to sixteenth position due to points difference. 9 de Julio at the other side dropped to the fifteenth place with 11 games lost. La Union will play against higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. 9 de Julio will play on the road against Union Progresista (#14) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: G.Lewis 23+6reb+2ast, K.Lamonte 19+2reb+1ast, R.Wolkowyski 17+6reb+1ast, J.Brussino 10+4reb+2ast, A.Marin 6+7reb+2ast, N.Lauria 4+3reb
9 de Julio: M.Garcia 25+2reb, R.Hornsby 17+5reb+1ast, E.Nelson 11+5reb, E.Ruiz 9+2reb+3ast, D.Gerbaudo 7+2reb+3ast, G.Torre 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 189372


Olimpico LB - Sionista 79-70

We should mention about the upset which took place in La Banda, where 13th ranked Sionista (7-8) lost to sixteenth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-4) in a road game 70-79 on Friday. Sionista trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-79 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Sionista 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Sionista was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Alejandro Zilli (200-82) produced 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Joshua Pittman (195-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) added 20 points respectively for lost side. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to second place. Sionista lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face Regatas Corrientes (#5) at home in the next round. Sionista will play against Atenas (#11) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: A.Pau 19+2reb+1ast, J.Machuca 17+2ast, C.McGowan 14+8reb+1ast, S.Clancy 12+10reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 6+5reb, H.Salles 5+4reb+2ast
Sionista: J.Pittman 20+3reb, M.Sandes 13+3reb+2ast, A.Zilli 9+10reb+5ast, J.Lloreda 8+4reb, D.Hure 7+1reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 4+1ast
gschID: 189371


GECR Indalo - Boca Jrs 85-80

The game in Comodoro R. was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Boca Juniors (5-8) played at the court of sixth ranked GECR Indalo (7-7). GECR Indalo managed to secure a 5-point victory 85-80 on Friday. Boca Juniors trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 30-20 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 80-85 at the end of the game. GECR Indalo made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory GECR Indalo went down to ninth position due to points difference. Loser Boca Juniors dropped to the twelfth place with eight games lost. GECR Indalo will meet at home Obras (#13) in the next round. Boca Juniors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Lanus.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: K.Seawright 19+10reb+2ast, D.Jackson 19+3reb+4ast, J.Robinson 14+5reb+2ast, S.Scala 12+1reb, M.Byro 6+4reb, D.Romero 5+4reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 21+7reb+1ast, D.Santiago 17+4reb+2ast, P.Hopson 16+2reb+3ast, D.Obasohan 10+3reb, A.Diez 5+2reb, F.Aguerre 4
gschID: 189373


Wuber-Est.Bahia - Quimsa 72-70

A very interesting game took place in Bahia Blanca. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Quimsa (8-7) to tenth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (7-6) 72-70 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. It looked good early as Quimsa took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Wuber-Est.Bahia had a 23-10 second period charge getting the lead and Quimsa was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-72. American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) nailed 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and forward Federico Ferrini (194-83) accounted for 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) added 22 points respectively for Quimsa in the defeat. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Wuber-Est.Bahia moved-up to eighth place. Quimsa at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Quimsa (#7) in Santiado Estero and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: F.Ferrini 17+4reb+1ast, L.Blanchard 16+9reb+2ast, J.Manuel Torres 13+6reb+2ast, L.Faggiano 12+4reb+3ast, J.Manuel Rivero 9+2reb, R.Roby 5+4reb+1ast
Quimsa: D.Lo Grippo 22+2reb+1ast, J.Williams 19+8reb+1ast, R.Stanton 12+9reb+2ast, D.Tintorelli 7+3reb, J.Mojica 4+4reb+2ast, N.Aguirre 3+7reb+1ast
gschID: 189374



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Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Mistelbach - Vienna Timb. 75-95
Nov. 3: Worthersee - Basket Flames 71-78
Nov. 3: Tirol - Kos Celovec 70-91
Nov. 3: Salzburg - Mattersb.R. 65-81
Nov. 3: Falcons - Dornbirn 62-65

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Vienna Timb. - Worthersee
Nov. 10: Dornbirn - Mistelbach
Nov. 11: Kos Celovec - Falcons
Nov. 11: Basket Flames - Falcons



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Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Kalev/Cramo - LSU-Baltai 90-74
Nov. 3: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Valmiera 89-60
Nov. 3: Barons kvartals - Rudupis 86-117
Nov. 2: Tarvas - Nevezis 85-69
Nov. 2: Naglis Palangos - TTU 78-60
Nov. 3: Ventspils - TTU 67-54
Nov. 2: Jelgava - Liepaja 66-60
Nov. 1: Tln Kalev - Nevezis 60-80
Nov. 3: Siauliai - Rapla 106-63
Nov. 4: Parnu - LSU-Baltai
Nov. 6: Kalev/Cramo - Valmiera


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.20.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.6 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons17.3 
 5. Leonard, Juventus17.0 
 6. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 7. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 8. Samenas, Siauliai16.0 
 9. Andriukaitis, Liet.15.5 
 10. Lengvinas, Naglis15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.7 
 3. Cipruss, Lietkabel.9.0 
 4. Timma, Ventspils8.8 
 5. Arnold, TTU8.0 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas7.8 
 7. Leonard, Juventus7.6 
 8. Varnelis, Juventus7.4 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis7.2 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 3. Cunda, Valga5.3 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 5. Leonard, Juventus5.0 
 6. Ginevicius, Lietka.5.0 
 7. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.4.8 
 9. Ezerskis, Liepaja4.8 
 10. Artamonov, Siauli.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ventspils
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Teel, Ventspils2.5 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.5 
 3. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 4. Cunda, Valga2.3 
 5. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava2.2 
 7. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.2 
 8. Sims, Ventspils2.0 
 9. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 10. Tamm, Tarvas2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.2.0 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis2.0 
 3. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.8 
 4. Kiausas, Sakalai1.3 
 5. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.3 
 6. Galdikas, Siauliai1.3 
 7. Dia, Siauliai1.2 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 9. Arnold, TTU1.0 
 10. Kupsas, Lietkabel.1.0 



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Akulich's 21 points and 5 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old guard Dmitri Akulich (190-G-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Rubon and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds and five assists for Rubon in his team's victory, helping them to beat Impuls BGUIR (#5, 1-3) 84-74. Rubon maintains the 3rd position in Belarusian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Rubon will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Akulich's second year at Rubon and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Akulich has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (5th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 3.5spg and 67.6% FGP. Worth to mention Akulich played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Kiril Sitnik (190-G-89) of league's second-best Sozh Gomel. He is a guard in his first season at Sozh Gomel. In the last game Sitnik recorded impressive 29 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Sozh Gomel cruised to a 83-75 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Borisfen (#6, 1-4). Sozh Gomel's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Sitnik is a newcomer at Sozh Gomel and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.4ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 5.6rpg and 3.6apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Rubon's star - forward Marsel Ovsepian (202-F-90). Ovsepian scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of Rubon, helping his team with a 84-74 win against slightly lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 1-3). Rubon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Ovsepian has a very solid season. In 4 games in Belarus he scored 8.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vadzim Haidukevich (193-F-93) of Borisfen - 22 points and 8 rebounds
5. Kanstantin Yafremov (202-F-86) of Grodno-93 - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Henadziy Zakhar (198-SF-92) of Impuls BGUIR - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Dimitri Sivalko (199-F-85) of Rubon - 16 points and 8 rebounds
8. Siarhei Sapegin (195-G-84) of Rubon - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Sergei Miakinin (206-F/C-86) of Sozh Gomel - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kiril Volodkin (190-G-91) of Impuls BGUIR - 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Aalstar 4-1 
 2. M.Hainaut 3-2 
 3. Liege 3-2 
 4. Oostende 3-2 
 5. Spirou 3-2 
 6. Antwerp 2-3 
 7. Leuven 1-3 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: M.Hainaut - Spirou 91-63
Nov. 3: Antwerp - Oostende 61-74
Nov. 2: Liege - Aalstar 60-70
Nov. 4: Leuven - Verviers-Pep.


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 19
 1. Walsh, Spirou19.0 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar18.4 
 3. Green, Verviers.18.3 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende18.0 
 5. Allen, Spirou16.8 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.6 
 7. Mukubu, Liege15.6 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven15.0 
 9. Wilkinson, Oostende15.0 
 10. Clark, Aalstar14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut8.2 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende7.3 
 3. Gillet, Liege7.2 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar6.8 
 5. Wright, Oostende6.8 
 6. McLean, Oostende6.7 
 7. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 8. Aska, Leuven6.3 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp6.2 
 10. Aleksandrov, Verv.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.3 
 2. Bosco, Liege5.0 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 4. Walsh, Spirou3.8 
 5. Raivio, Aalstar3.8 
 6. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 7. Moors, Antwerp2.8 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.8 
 9. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 10. Foster, Spirou2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy GREEN
  Verviers.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Green, Verviers.2.3 
 2. Anderson, Verviers.2.0 
 3. Iarochevitch, Liege2.0 
 4. Anderson, Aalstar2.0 
 5. Biggs, Antwerp2.0 
 6. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 7. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.8 
 8. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 9. Williamson, Liege1.6 
 10. Walsh, Spirou1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.0 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende2.0 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.4 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.2 
 5. Ferguson, Verviers.0.8 
 6. McLean, Oostende0.7 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende0.6 
 8. Biggs, Antwerp0.6 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 10. Love, Antwerp0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 3: Waregem - Gembo BBC 94-85
Nov. 3: Gent Dragons - Essor Charleroi 90-57
Nov. 2: Point Chaud - Houthalen 74-72
Nov. 2: M.Hainaut II - CEP Fleurus 67-79
Nov. 4: Giants II - Tongeren
Nov. 4: Excelsior - St-Niklase
Nov. 4: Oudenaarde - Kangor.-Boom



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Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 3: Leotar - Mladost 82-84
Nov. 3: Radnik B. - Bosna 77-76
Nov. 3: Vogosca - Varda HE 75-93
Nov. 3: Zrinjski HT - Capljina 58-63
Nov. 4: Borac Nektar - Servitium
Nov. 4: Posusje - Kakanj


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Bakovic, Posusje26.5 
 2. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.23.0 
 3. Tuljkovic, Vogosca22.0 
 4. Hot, Vogosca21.0 
 5. Peljto, Kakanj19.5 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost19.0 
 7. Bjelica, Capljina19.0 
 8. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.18.3 
 9. Josilo, Varda HE18.0 
 10. Popovic, Capljina16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 N KNEZEVIC
  Leotar
  (--)
  Avg: 11
 1. Knezevic, Leotar11.0 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca10.3 
 3. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT9.0 
 4. Erkic, Radnik B.9.0 
 5. Djurasovic, Leotar8.7 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik8.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost7.7 
 8. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.5 
 9. Lalovic, Zrinjski.6.3 
 10. Ninkovic, Leotar6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Bakovic, Posusje6.5 
 2. Hot, Vogosca6.3 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina6.0 
 4. Radovanovic, Radni.5.7 
 5. Kascelan, Leotar5.7 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj5.5 
 7. Loncar, Borac N.5.0 
 8. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.4.7 
 9. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 10. Josilo, Varda HE3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dino HODZIC
  Bosna
  (190-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hodzic, Bosna4.0 
 2. Hot, Vogosca3.3 
 3. Kastratovic, Varda2.7 
 4. Peljto, Kakanj2.5 
 5. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT2.3 
 6. Kovacevic, Capljina2.3 
 7. Dedic, Kakanj2.0 
 8. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.2.0 
 9. Milosevic, Mladost2.0 
 10. Penava, Posusje2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nermin BUZA
  Bosna
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buza, Bosna2.0 
 2. Ninkovic, Leotar1.5 
 3. Sladoje, Servitium1.0 
 4. Hot, Vogosca1.0 
 5. Mustapic, Posusje1.0 
 6. Velimirovic, Mlado.1.0 
 7. Lalovic, Zrinjski.0.7 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna0.7 
 9. Djurasovic, Leotar0.7 
 10. Trikic, Borac N.0.5 



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Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Troopers 9-2 
 2. Spartans 7-0 
 3. Flames 7-2 
 4. BDF V 5-5 
 5. Cadets 4-6 
 6. Police 2-3 
 7. Bullets 2-7 
 8. Saints 2-7 
 9. Splinters 2-8 
 10. Dolphins 0-0 



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South American League 2012: Sao Jose Dos Campos celebrated the initial win - by Eurobasket News

El Bosque - Sao Jose Dos Campos 58:91

Sao Jose Dos Campos celebrated the initial win at the South American League 2012. The Brazilian side beat El Bosque 91:58 for 1-2 record in Group D. The team from Peru finished winless with 0-3 record.
Both teams entered the game without victories and desired to finish the campaign at least with one win. Sao Jose Dos Campos won the first period 16-8 and had massive 27-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover they won the third period 26-10 and did not mind 22-28 in the lat stanza.
Deivisson Costa (211-C-80) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Alvaro Calvo (203-G/F-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) had 19 points and 14 rebounds. Icaro Parisotto (181-G-92, college: San Diego Chr.) also scored 19, whilst Andre Laws (186-G-80, college: San Diego) nailed 12. Darnell Evans (191-G, college: Queens, NC) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort. Manuel Chavez (201-C) had 11 and Roque Osorio (206-C-76, college: Fair Dickinson) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds.

El Bosque: Darnell Evans 20, Manuel Chavez 11, Roque Osorio 10+12 rebs
Sao Jose Dos Campos: Deivisson Costa 24+14 rebs, Alvaro Calvo 19+14 rebs, Icaro Parisotto 19, Andre Laws 12



Vila Velha ink new coach and player - by Paulo Freire

The team of Vila Velha/Cetaf announced the hiring of a new head coach, Daniel Wattfy will lead the team in the fifth edition of the NBB.

The coach has experience stints in Franca, Araraquara, Campo Mourao and was coaching the America de Sao Jose do Rio Preto team in the last Paulista State Championship where the team sat out of the competition's at the playoffs when was eliminated in the semi-final of the Silver Series by the Palmeiras team.

Wattfy now has less than a month to get his team ready for the NBB, a new player was also announced by the managers, the small forward Rodrigo Cesar Silva (205-F/C-88) of 24 years old and 2.05 m height was add to the Vila Velha/Cetaf roster to help the team. The player defended the Minas jersey for many years, last season he averaged almost 12 minutes, 2.81 points and 3.37 rebounds per game.





Ricardo de Bem agreed with Sorocaba - by Paulo Freire

The Liga Sorocabana de Basquete team hit the hiring of Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City), 29 years old and 108kg, who was defended the Hebraica team from Uruguay, in the last Liga Sudamericana de Clubes-2012-13.

According to coach Rinaldo Rodrigues, the athlete arrives to reinforce the work inside the pain. "This is a player with international experience, which will strengthen our size, bringing more relay options, since the NBB is a competition with teams that have strong rosters. We kept the base who was with us at the Paulista State and we are reinforcing to do a good role in the national competition, just as occurred in the Paulista Championship, when we reached the playoffs for the first time, "said Rinaldo.

Throughout his career, De Bem served in traditional teams.



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College basketball players 2012-13 - by David Edole

Seniors
Ray Victor G 6-1, Warner University
Halstead Chiverton (193-G-82, college: Clinton CC (NY)), F 6-5, Warner University

Sophomore
Leslee Smith F 6-8, Seward County
Daven Ottley F/C, 6'8", Sauk Valley CC
AssimBeazer, F 6-6, Roxbury CC

Freshman
Norville Carey F 6-5, Southern Mississippi
Killven Samuel G 6-2 Seminole State College
Wuli Frometa G 6'2" Sauk Valley CC
BJorn Caleb, Clinton Community College (Iowa USA)
Kimani Stevens, Clinton Community College (Iowa USA)
Dione Blyden, Clinton Community College (Iowa USA)

Women
Tamara Phillip, F 6-1 Albany University
Sheldeen Joseph G 5'7" Sauk Valley CC




Ottley sets the tone for Sauk Valley - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Daven Ottley is just one of four players returning to the basketball roster at Sauk Valley Community College in Illinois, but the 6ft 8 inch forward is relishing the challenge.

After losing all five starters to graduation from last year's 23-9 squad, the Skyhawks will feature an almost entirely new cast of characters in 2012-13. Only four of Coach Russ Damhoff's 18-man roster played minutes last season, and it has meant a slower learning curve than in the past.

"It's taken us a little more time on the court, and we're maybe just a little bit behind when it comes to timing and execution and making the right reads," said Damhoff, entering his 27th season at Sauk. "We have talent, skills, athleticism and ability on this team, and we're deeper at every position. Now it's just a matter of us jelling as a team."

Co-captains Matt Groharing and Daven Ottley, along with fellow sophomores Cody Behrens and Jalen Jones, are making sure the new guys a mix of incoming freshmen and transfers have a good example to follow heading into the season.

"We're really setting the tone for practices, and we have to set the tone for games, too," said Ottley, a 6-foot-8 forward/center from the British Virgin Islands. "We're definitely going to have to play as a team to fill in for those guys who are gone, but we've got a lot of guys who can come in and play well. Every game, we're going to see someone different step up for us."

Ottley's 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 14 blocks and 22 steals lead the four returning players, while Byron alum Groharing is the top assist guy (1.3 per game) coming back. Behrens is next after Ottley in points (5.4) and rebounds (2.6), while Jones (2.6 points, 2.3 assists, and 7 blocks) is close behind.

The numbers are staggering: the Skyhawks lost 93 percent of their scoring and rebounding, 90 percent of their assists, 85 percent of their blocks and 83 percent of their steals from a year ago. Four of the top five scorers are gone, as are six of the top seven rebounders. The top six in assists, top four in steals and top three in blocks have all moved on.

While Sauk might lack experience, it makes up for that with size and skill. The Skyhawks feature a half-dozen players at 6-foot-5 or taller, and have plans to pound the post on the offensive end. A pair of true point guards will also help Sauk run smoothly, and tough defense and fast-break offense will make up for having fewer pure shooters than in seasons past.

Damhoff also remains optimistic. In just the first month of practice, the veteran coach has seen his young team grow by leaps and bounds, most notably regarding the comfort level and camaraderie amongst his players.

And in his eyes, that is the most important piece of the puzzle. He knows the talent will shine through, the execution will get better and the basketball IQ will grow as the players feel more at home in his system and with each other.



Norville Carey scored 10 points and had three blocks. - by David Edole

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss men's basketball team placed six players in double-figures, as it defeated St. Catharine's (Ky.), 85-51, in the first of two exhibition games.

Southern Miss has now won 13 straight exhibition games and is 35-6 in exhibition play overall.

"I thought for the most part we competed and played hard," said Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall. "I thought the last 10 minutes we looked fatigued, but I wanted to stay in our press and keep grinding; just get our system and style of play implemented. But my two biggest concerns which are lack or size and guarding the dribble in the half court showed themselves tonight."

Dwayne Davis and Rashard McGill both had 14 points and four rebounds. Jonathan Mill had 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Deon Edwin had 11 points and three steals, while Daveon Boardingham and Norville Carey (196-F) scored 10 points apiece. Carey added six rebounds, Carey had three blocks and Michael Craig pulled down a game-high eight boards.

Southern Miss scored the first eight points of the game, but the Patriots scored seven of the next eight points to pull within 9-7 just 5:18 into the game. But, the Golden Eagles went on a 15-4 run over the next 8:37 to take a 26-11 lead. The teams traded baskets over the next few minutes, but Southern Miss closed the half on a 9-2 run, capped off by McGill's three-pointer with 41 seconds left to send the Black and Gold into halftime with a 44-18 lead.

St. Catharine's scored the first six points of the second half, forcing Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall to call a timeout. The Golden Eagles than rattled off seven straight before keeping the Patriots at bay for most of the second half, eventually leading by as many as 37 points.

Southern Miss shot 57.4-percent (31-of-54) while holding SSC to just 34.0-percent (16-of-47). The Golden Eagles held a huge advantage on the glass, more than doubling up the Patriots, 42-to-21. The Black and Gold also blocked had 17 assists, 12 steals and eight blocks.

Omar Skinner led St. Catharine's with 17 points. DeShawn Mitchell and Marquis Lee each scored 10.

Southern Miss will play its final exhibition game before the regular season when it hosts the University of Charleston (W.V.) on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:15 p.m.



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 3: Lukoil Academik - Levski Sofia 91-64
Nov. 3: Chernomorets - U20 87-51
Nov. 3: Balkan - Cherno More 82-73
Nov. 3: Spartak Pleven - Rilski Sportist 80-84
Nov. 3: Beroe - Tundja Yambol 70-72

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Cherno More - Lukoil Academik
Nov. 10: Levski Sofia - Spartak Pleven
Nov. 10: U20 - Rilski Sportist
Nov. 10: Tundja Yambol - Balkan
Nov. 10: Chernomorets - Beroe


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Holmes, Beroe23.3 
 2. Abukar, Lukoil A.21.0 
 3. Marinovic, Levski20.7 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.18.0 
 5. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 6. Watkins, Lukoil A.17.3 
 7. Raykov, Chernomo.16.7 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.16.7 
 9. Govedarov, Tundja16.3 
 10. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.7 
 2. Agre, Spartak10.0 
 3. Ormon, Tundja Y.9.5 
 4. Simeonov, U208.3 
 5. Galiotos, Cherno M.7.7 
 6. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.6.7 
 8. Georgiev, Levski S.6.7 
 9. Galabov, U206.7 
 10. Hart, Beroe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.8.3 
 2. Dyakovski, Sparta.6.7 
 3. Rakovic, Chernomo.5.7 
 4. Radionov, Tundja Y.5.0 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.7 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.7 
 7. Walker, Beroe4.3 
 8. Marinovic, Levski4.3 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.4.0 
 10. Smith, Rilski S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Asen VELIKOV
  Cherno M.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Velikov, Cherno M.4.3 
 2. Ormon, Tundja Y.4.0 
 3. Avramov, Lukoil A.4.0 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.3.3 
 5. Govedarov, Tundja3.3 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 7. Holmes, Beroe3.0 
 8. Green, Lukoil A.3.0 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.7 
 10. Heath, Lukoil A.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.3 
 2. Hart, Beroe2.0 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.2.0 
 4. Varbanov, Levski S.1.0 
 5. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.1.0 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 7. Borisov, Cherno M.1.0 
 8. Simeonov, U201.0 
 9. Tenchev, U201.0 
 10. Green, Lukoil A.0.7 


NBL Round 3: Euroins Cherno More loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 3 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Botevgrad where host Balkan (2-2) beat league's leader Euroins Cherno More (2-1) 82-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Euroins Cherno More. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-73. The best player for the winners was international Ivan Lilov (196-88) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian forward Uros Petrovic (205-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) who recorded 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to sixth place. Euroins Cherno More at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More will play next round against league's leader Lukoil Academik trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Balkan will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Tundja Yambol on the road.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Lukoil Academik as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Lukoil Academik smashed second-best Levski Sofia at home 91-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a good game for American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Darryl Watkins contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International Pavel Ivanov (200-88) answered with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Levski Sofia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lukoil Academik have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Levski Sofia will play next round against Spartak Pleven trying to get back on the winning streak. Lukoil Academik will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Euroins Cherno More at Varna.
A very close game took place in Stara Zagora (derby !!!) between Tundja Yambol and Beroe. Sixth ranked Tundja Yambol (2-1) got a very close victory on the road over bottom-ranked Beroe (0-2). Tundja Yambol managed to escape with a 2-point win 72-70 on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for Brian Ormon who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Reginald Holmes with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Tundja Yambol moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Beroe still closes the standings with two games lost. Tundja Yambol will meet at home Balkan (#6) in the next round. Beroe will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Burgas. Local Chernomorets (2-1) outscored bottom-ranked U20 (0-3) 87-51. It was a quality performance for Ivo Slavchev who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chernomorets moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with three games lost. Chernomorets' next round opponent will be Beroe (#9) in Stara Zagora and are hoping to win another game. U20 will play at home against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 Rilski Sportist defeated Spartak Pleven in Samokov 84-80.


Spartak Pleven - Rilski Sportist 80-84

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Spartak Pleven (1-2) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Rilski Sportist (1-2) 84-80. Spartak Pleven was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 43-34 second half run of Rilski Sportist. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 34. Rilski Sportist forced 20 Spartak Pleven turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) who led the winners and scored 22 points. His fellow American import forward Braxton Dupree (203-89, college: Towson, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) accounted for 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side. Guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) came up with 15 points and 8 assists and forward Simeon Tsenov (196-82) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rilski Sportist left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Spartak Pleven. Rilski Sportist's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked U20 (#10) in Sofia.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 22+3reb+3ast, B.Dupree 16+9reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 15+3reb+3ast, B.Mirkovic 13+1reb+6ast, T.Gugino 7+1reb+2ast, S.Slaveykov 6+9reb+1ast
Spartak Pleven: A.Dyakovski 15+2reb+8ast, S.Tsenov 14+5reb+2ast, I.Stankov 13+3reb, V.Georgiev 11+5reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 9+3reb+2ast, R.Sofroniev 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 192829


Chernomorets - U20 87-51

The game with biggest result difference took place in Burgas. Local Chernomorets (2-1) outscored bottom-ranked U20 (0-3) 87-51. The game without a history. Chernomorets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Chernomorets shot 18 for 33 from the free-throw line, while U20 only scored two points from the stripe. They outrebounded U20 55-30 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Chernomorets brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for forward Ivo Slavchev (198-90) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. American center James Tyler (218-88) accounted for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side. Tyler is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Naturalized Cypriot point guard Angel Natskin (182-93) came up with 9 points and center Velislav Galabov (205-94) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for U20 in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chernomorets moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with three games lost. Chernomorets' next round opponent will be Beroe (#9) in Stara Zagora and are hoping to win another game. U20 will play at home against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: I.Slavchev 16+9reb+2ast, T.Zahariev 15+4reb+1ast, B.Boev 12+5reb+2ast, K.Raykov 10+4reb+1ast, J.Tyler 10+12reb+1ast, K.Hristov 9+1reb+3ast
U20: A.Natskin 9+3reb+3ast, V.Galabov 8+6reb, A.Simeonov 7+2reb, G.Nikolov 6+3reb+1ast, G.Krastev 5+4reb+2ast, K.Atanasov 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 192828


Balkan - Cherno More 82-73

Round 3 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Botevgrad where host Balkan (2-2) beat league's leader Euroins Cherno More (2-1) 82-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Euroins Cherno More. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-73. The best player for the winners was international Ivan Lilov (196-88) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian forward Uros Petrovic (205-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) who recorded 17 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) added 17 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Balkan moved-up to sixth place. Euroins Cherno More at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More will play next round against league's leader Lukoil Academik trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Balkan will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Tundja Yambol on the road.
Top scorers:
Balkan: I.Lilov 23+6reb+3ast, U.Petrovic 20+7reb+1ast, A.Santos 13+7reb+1ast, S.Marinov 7+1ast, M.Marinov 5+3reb+1ast, L.Lilov 5
Cherno More: L.Hall 17+2reb+3ast, A.Velikov 17+7reb+3ast, A.Bojic 11+3reb, V.Kyosev 9+4reb+2ast, S.Tsonkov 7+3reb+1ast, N.Stoyanov 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 192827


Beroe - Tundja Yambol 70-72

A very close game took place in Stara Zagora (derby !!!) between Tundja Yambol and Beroe. Sixth ranked Tundja Yambol (2-1) got a very close victory on the road over bottom-ranked Beroe (0-2). Tundja Yambol managed to escape with a 2-point win 72-70 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Beroe won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tundja Yambol forced 19 Beroe turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Brian Ormon (201-84, college: Mountain St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. International Martin Durchev (204-87) helped adding 20 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) with 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Michael Hart (206-85, college: N.Illinois, agency: Top Notch Sports) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Tundja Yambol moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Beroe still closes the standings with two games lost. Tundja Yambol will meet at home Balkan (#6) in the next round. Beroe will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 20+4reb+4ast, B.Ormon 15+13reb, S.Govedarov 13+2reb+5ast, J.Radionov 9+5reb+7ast, S.Petkov 7+7reb, L.Sjekloca 5+7reb+1ast
Beroe: R.Holmes 21+7reb+1ast, W.Walker 16+7reb+1ast, M.Hart 16+8reb, A.Radev 9+5reb+3ast, V.Aleksandrov 3+2reb, M.Carter 3+1reb
gschID: 192826


Lukoil Academik - Levski Sofia 91-64

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Lukoil Academik as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Lukoil Academik smashed second-best Levski Sofia at home 91-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Levski Sofia's 36. Lukoil Academik forced 26 Levski Sofia turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). His fellow American import center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. International Pavel Ivanov (200-88) answered with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) added 11 points in the effort for Levski Sofia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lukoil Academik have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Levski Sofia will play next round against Spartak Pleven trying to get back on the winning streak. Lukoil Academik will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Euroins Cherno More at Varna.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: M.Abukar 21+6reb+1ast, D.Watkins 18+9reb, D.Green 14+1reb+1ast, T.Stoykov 12+2reb+1ast, B.Avramov 8+1reb+1ast, T.Banev 5+2reb
Levski Sofia: P.Ivanov 13+9reb+4ast, M.Marinovic 11+2reb+3ast, C.Kostov 9+2reb+1ast, N.Varbanov 8+3reb, Z.Georgiev 7+2reb, S.Georgiev 7+9reb
gschID: 192825



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 3: St.Mary''s - Memorial 96-51
Nov. 3: Lethbridge - Winnipeg 95-78
Nov. 3: Saskatchewan - Regina 89-74
Nov. 3: Alberta - Brandon 78-64
Nov. 3: TRU - UNBC 78-63
Nov. 3: Mount Royal - UFV 73-80
Nov. 3: Victoria - UBC Okanagan 71-66
Nov. 3: Calgary - Manitoba 68-76
Nov. 3: TWU - UBC 66-77
Nov. 4: St.Mary''s - Memorial
Nov. 4: Mount Royal - UFV


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 34
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.34.0 
 2. Brown, Regina27.5 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.27.0 
 4. Forbes, Saskatch.21.0 
 5. Walton, Manitoba20.5 
 6. Baker, Saskatch.18.0 
 7. Hebert, Regina14.5 
 8. Huertas, Manitoba14.5 
 9. Ozsayiner, Manit.13.0 
 10. Moses, Calgary11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick BURNS
  Saskatch.
  (198-G-)
  Avg: 10
 1. Burns, Saskatch.10.0 
 2. Ozsayiner, Manit.9.5 
 3. Forbes, Saskatch.9.0 
 4. Moses, Calgary8.0 
 5. Anders, Manitoba7.5 
 6. Lamar, Saskatch.6.5 
 7. Gareau, Regina5.5 
 8. Gill, Calgary5.5 
 9. Burns, Regina4.5 
 10. Oliver, Manitoba4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stephan WALTON
  Manitoba
  (178-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Walton, Manitoba4.0 
 2. Tate, Regina3.5 
 3. Mole, Regina3.5 
 4. Lamar, Saskatch.3.5 
 5. Baker, Saskatch.3.0 
 6. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.3.0 
 7. Gareau, Regina2.5 
 8. Hebert, Regina2.5 
 9. Owen-Thomas, Calg.2.0 
 10. Moses, Calgary2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ben BAKER
  Saskatch.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Baker, Saskatch.4.5 
 2. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.2.5 
 3. Oliver, Manitoba2.5 
 4. Walton, Manitoba2.5 
 5. Lamar, Saskatch.2.5 
 6. Burns, Saskatch.2.5 
 7. Brown, Regina2.5 
 8. Owen-Thomas, Calg.2.0 
 9. Gareau, Regina2.0 
 10. Moses, Calgary2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moses, Calgary2.5 
 2. Karch, Calgary1.0 
 3. Gareau, Regina1.0 
 4. Grujic, Regina0.5 
 5. Walton, Manitoba0.5 
 6. Burns, Saskatch.0.5 
 7. Zver, Regina0.5 
 8. Baker, Saskatch.0.5 
 9. Forbes, Saskatch.0.5 
 10. Oliver, Manitoba0.5 



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  CHILE   


Chile...Volume 3 - by Bayo Arigbon

Bayo Arigbon (197-F-86, college: San Diego Chr.)


First off I want to Thank GOD for giving me another opportunity to do what I love. Play this wonderful game of basketball. I back in Chile. For the 3rd time! And its feeling like the 3rd time could be the charm. Charm meaning the time I leave with a CHAMPIONSHIP. This time around Im in Los Andes, playing for CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes! I have only been here for 6 games, but so far weve gone 5-1, secured 1st place in DIMAYOR and home court advantage throughout the playoffs! I feel blessed to play on a team with veteran players who understand the game, and what it takes to win a championship. I plan on blogging and recording our journey through the playoffs so stay tuned. I did a short video showing the beautiful city of Los Andes for you to enjoy, and dont forget to check out my blog site hoopdreamdiaries.tumblr.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8BM48R3jko&feature=youtu.be





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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Krizevci - Jolly 84-78
Nov. 3: Zabok - Osjecki Sokol 84-68
Nov. 3: Darda - Dubrovnik 84-64
Nov. 3: Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb 80-84
Nov. 3: Djuro Djakovic - Kvarner 2010 56-69

Regular Season: Round 6

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


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. James, KK Zagreb21.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.21.0 
 3. Rembert, Krizevci20.0 
 4. Ross, Jolly20.0 
 5. Lez, Zabok19.8 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201016.4 
 8. Butorac, Jolly16.0 
 9. Peraica, Darda15.4 
 10. Modric, Alkar Sinj13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.4 
 2. Krapic, KK Zagreb7.2 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 4. Massamba, Djuro D.7.0 
 5. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.0 
 6. Skific, Kvarner5.8 
 7. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 8. Price, Osjecki Sok.5.5 
 9. Grgat, Krizevci5.5 
 10. Vlaic, Zabok5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner6.2 
 2. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 3. Panduric, Darda4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.6 
 5. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.6 
 6. Petkovic, Jolly3.4 
 7. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 8. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 9. Rembert, Krizevci3.3 
 10. Lez, Zabok3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. James, KK Zagreb3.2 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 4. Skific, Kvarner2.0 
 5. Zivkovic, Djuro D.1.8 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 20101.8 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.1.8 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
 9. Maric, Zabok1.6 
 10. Krivec, Kvarner1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KROLO
  Osjecki Sokol
  (217-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Krolo, Osjecki Sok.1.7 
 2. Cakarun, Jolly1.6 
 3. Najev, Dubrovnik1.4 
 4. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 5. Sertic, Krizevci0.8 
 6. Sarlija, Djuro D.0.8 
 7. Kozic, Osjecki Sok.0.7 
 8. Mustapic, Zabok0.6 
 9. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 
 10. James, KK Zagreb0.6 


A1 Round 5 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Round 5 most important game was a victory of Kvarner 2010 over second-ranked Djuro Djakovic 69-56 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 35-17 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kvarner 2010 dominated on the defensive end, holding Djuro Djakovic to just 7 points in third quarter. Kvarner 2010 had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) contributed with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) answered with 19 points for Djuro Djakovic. Kvarner 2010 have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Djuro Djakovic at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Kvarner 2010 are looking forward to face Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Djuro Djakovic will play against Vrijednosnice OS (#7) in Darda and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked KK Zabok managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they won against ninth-ranked Osjecki Sokol 84-68. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 16-point difference suggests that KK Zabok is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) stepped up and scored 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners and Filip Bundovic chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Center Bruno Sundov (221-80, agency: Alti Sport) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Zabok (2-3) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Dubrovnik. KK Zabok will play against Jolly (#5) in Sibenik in the next round. Osjecki Sokol will play on the road against KK Dubrovnik (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A1 top team - KK Zagreb (5-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Alkar Sinj (2-3) 84-80. Tomislav Petrovic nailed 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Rudolf Jugo came up with 20 points and 6 assists for Alkar Sinj in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Undefeated KK Zagreb have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Loser Alkar Sinj keeps the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. KK Zagreb will meet at home Krizevci (#4) in the next round. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka and hope to secure a win.
The game in Krizevci was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Jolly (2-3) played at the court of fifth ranked Krizevci (3-2). Krizevci managed to secure a 6-point victory 84-78. The best player for the winners was Patrick Rembert who scored 21 points and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Jolly's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Krizevci moved-up to third place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Jolly at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Krizevci's next round opponent will be league's leader KK Zagreb on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jolly will play against KK Zabok (#6) in Zabok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Darda supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (2-3). Vrijednosnice OS did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 84-64 on Saturday. Mirza Hrncic orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser KK Dubrovnik dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Vrijednosnice OS will face higher ranked Djuro Djakovic (#3) in Slavonski Brod in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Dubrovnik will play at home against Osjecki Sokol (#10) in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Krizevci - Jolly 84-78

The game in Krizevci was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Jolly (2-3) played at the court of fifth ranked Krizevci (3-2). Krizevci managed to secure a 6-point victory 84-78. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-20 Jolly's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 84-78 at the end of the game. Krizevci made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Jolly 41-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Jolly helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) who scored 21 points and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). The former international power forward Ivan Grgat (210-74, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Four Krizevci players scored in double figures. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) produced 21 points and guard Dino Butorac (192-90) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Jolly's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Krizevci moved-up to third place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Jolly at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Krizevci's next round opponent will be league's leader KK Zagreb on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jolly will play against KK Zabok (#6) in Zabok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Krizevci: P.Rembert 21+3reb+5ast, I.Grgat 17+8reb+1ast, M.Zrnic 11+7reb, G.Fodor 10+2reb+1ast, H.Sertic 8+4reb, I.Svoboda 8+2reb+1ast
Jolly: R.Ross 21+3reb+2ast, D.Butorac 15+7reb, L.Katura 14+3reb+1ast, L.Petkovic 7+3ast, M.Cakarun 6+1reb+1ast, H.Orsulic 4+2reb
gschID: 196132


Zabok - Osjecki Sokol 84-68

Bottom-ranked KK Zabok managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses. This time they won against ninth-ranked Osjecki Sokol 84-68. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 16-point difference suggests that KK Zabok is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. Osjecki Sokol was better in fourth quarter 20-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok forced 19 Osjecki Sokol turnovers. Osjecki Sokol was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) stepped up and scored 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners and center Filip Bundovic (203-94) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four KK Zabok players scored in double figures. Center Bruno Sundov (221-80, agency: Alti Sport) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) scored 12 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Zabok (2-3) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Osjecki Sokol dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. They share it with Dubrovnik. KK Zabok will play against Jolly (#5) in Sibenik in the next round. Osjecki Sokol will play on the road against KK Dubrovnik (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zabok: R.Lez 25+5reb+5ast, F.Bundovic 14+7reb, P.Maric 14+2reb, M.Pesut 11+1reb+5ast, A.Kuga 4+3reb+1ast, A.Crnjevic 4+5reb+2ast
Osjecki Sokol: B.Sundov 15+11reb+1ast, I.Tomeljak 12+4reb+6ast, V.Budimir 10+2reb+1ast, T.Brnas 9+4reb+1ast, K.Price 7+3reb, A.Sarac 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 196133


Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb 80-84

A1 top team - KK Zagreb (5-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Alkar Sinj (2-3) 84-80. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. KK Zagreb forced 20 Alkar Sinj turnovers. Guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) nailed 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Petar Babic (190-85, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 17 points. Four KK Zagreb players scored in double figures. point guard Rudolf Jugo (183-84) came up with 20 points and 6 assists and swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) added 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for Alkar Sinj in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. KK Zagreb have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Loser Alkar Sinj keeps the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. KK Zagreb will meet at home Krizevci (#4) in the next round. Alkar Sinj will play against the league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb: P.Babic 17+2reb+1ast, T.Petrovic 13+6reb+2ast, M.James 13+1reb+2ast, I.Novacic 10+5reb, M.Halilovic 9+1reb+1ast, A.Krapic 8+6reb
Alkar Sinj: S.Modric 22+2reb, R.Jugo 20+4reb+6ast, J.Matic 10+9reb+3ast, Z.Zupic 9+4reb+1ast, B.Jure 5+2reb+2ast, D.Kanaet 4+2reb
gschID: 196131


Djuro Djakovic - Kvarner 2010 56-69

Round 5 most important game was a victory of Kvarner 2010 over second-ranked Djuro Djakovic 69-56 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 35-17 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kvarner 2010 dominated on the defensive end, holding Djuro Djakovic to just 7 points in third quarter. Kvarner 2010 had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) answered with 19 points and guard Denis Toroman (194-82, agency: TSS Management) added 14 points in the effort for Djuro Djakovic. Kvarner 2010 have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Djuro Djakovic at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Kvarner 2010 are looking forward to face Alkar Sinj (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Djuro Djakovic will play against Vrijednosnice OS (#7) in Darda and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 23+11reb+1ast, J.Skific 20+10reb, B.Krivec 13+1reb+12ast, D.Stipcic 7+3reb, A.Boban 4+7reb+1ast, J.Surina 2+2reb
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 19+1reb+3ast, D.Toroman 14+2reb+3ast, M.Sarlija 7+8reb+1ast, B.Massamba 5+8reb+3ast, M.Kljaic 5, J.Blajic 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 196130


Darda - Dubrovnik 84-64

The game in Darda supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (2-3). Vrijednosnice OS did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 84-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. Vrijednosnice OS led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Vrijednosnice OS outrebounded KK Dubrovnik 31-16 including 23 on the defensive glass. Bosnian power forward Mirza Hrncic (203-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) contributed with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Filip Najev (205-92) answered with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Mislav Peric (191-88) added 15 points in the effort for KK Dubrovnik. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser KK Dubrovnik dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Vrijednosnice OS will face higher ranked Djuro Djakovic (#3) in Slavonski Brod in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Dubrovnik will play at home against Osjecki Sokol (#10) in Osijek and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darda: M.Hrncic 23+6reb+1ast, M.Peraica 18+4reb+3ast, S.Tesija 11+3reb, L.Panduric 9+5reb+4ast, D.Meznaric 8+6reb+3ast, J.Glavinic 7+4reb+5ast
Dubrovnik: M.Peric 15+1reb+2ast, F.Najev 12+6reb+2ast, D.Jakolis 10+4reb, M.Radic 7, L.Pesut 7+2reb+2ast, M.Lucic 6+2reb
gschID: 196129



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 2: AEK - Apollon 78-70
Nov. 2: Keravnos - Apoel 68-66
Nov. 3: ENAD - Etha
Nov. 4: Omonia - AEL


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jason DETRICK
  Apollon
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Detrick, Apollon21.0 
 2. Subotic, AEK14.0 
 3. Dixon, AEK14.0 
 4. Dorsey, Apollon13.5 
 5. Fisher, AEK12.0 
 6. Brown, Apollon11.0 
 7. Kapelan, Apollon11.0 
 8. Harrison, AEK10.5 
 9. Robinson, Apollon5.0 
 10. Krabbendam, Apo.4.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Apollon
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brown, Apollon8.0 
 2. Fisher, AEK8.0 
 3. Subotic, AEK6.5 
 4. Harrison, AEK5.0 
 5. Dixon, AEK5.0 
 6. Garcia, AEK4.5 
 7. Jefferson, Apollon4.0 
 8. Cvetinovic, AEK4.0 
 9. Detrick, Apollon3.5 
 10. Krabbendam, Apo.2.5 
Assists Per Game
 MaJic DORSEY
  Apollon
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dorsey, Apollon3.0 
 2. Hart, AEK2.5 
 3. Dixon, AEK2.0 
 4. Detrick, Apollon2.0 
 5. Brown, Apollon1.5 
 6. Fisher, AEK1.5 
 7. Pantouris, Apollon1.0 
 8. Cvetinovic, AEK0.5 
 9. Subotic, AEK0.5 
 10. Papadopoulos, A.0.5 
Steals Per Game
 MaJic DORSEY
  Apollon
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Dorsey, Apollon1.5 
 2. Dixon, AEK1.0 
 3. Detrick, Apollon1.0 
 4. Papadopoulos, AEK0.5 
 5. Garcia, AEK0.5 
 6. Subotic, AEK0.5 
 7. Hart, AEK0.5 
 8. Fisher, AEK0.5 
 9. Brown, Apollon0.5 
 10. Kapelan, Apoll.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  AEK
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrison, AEK2.0 
 2. Brown, Apollon1.0 
 3. Fisher, AEK0.5 
 4. Subotic, AEK0.5 
 5. Dixon, AEK0.5 
 6. Hart, AEK0.5 
 7. Detrick, Apollon0.5 
 8. Cvetinovic, AEK0.0 
 9. Pantouris, Apollon0.0 
 10. Dorsey, Apollon0.0 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 3: CEZ Nymburk - BK Pardubice 99-73
Nov. 3: J.Hradec - B&W Opava 95-84
Nov. 3: Svitavy - Chomutov 87-77
Nov. 3: NH Ostrava - Levice 80-67
Nov. 3: BC Kolin - BK Prostejov 78-82

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 10: BK Decin - Svitavy
Nov. 10: Levice - Usti n/Labem
Nov. 10: B&W Opava - NH Ostrava
Nov. 10: BK Pardubice - USK Praha
Nov. 10: BK Prostejov - CEZ Nymburk
Nov. 10: Chomutov - BC Kolin

Round 10

Nov. 7: Usti n/Labem - BK Decin


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Meno, USK Praha19.8 
 2. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.7 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec18.4 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy18.3 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 6. Reese, Usti n.17.1 
 7. Bosak, Chomutov16.5 
 8. Dufault, BK Prost.15.9 
 9. Pope, BK Decin15.6 
 10. Bolds, BC Kolin15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.1 
 2. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.8 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.4 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.5 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava8.4 
 6. Votroubek, USK P.7.9 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy7.2 
 8. Toth, B&W Opava7.1 
 9. Pecka, Chomutov7.1 
 10. Reese, Usti n.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rahsaan AMES
  NH Ostrava
  (184-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ames, NH Ostrava5.3 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.5.2 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.3 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.2 
 5. Ciz, NH Ostrava4.2 
 6. Nolen, Usti n.4.1 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.8 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.4 
 9. Moravec, Svitavy3.3 
 10. Venta, BK Proste.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GONZALEZ
  BC Kolin
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 2. Glover, Chomutov2.6 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.6 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.3 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.2 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 7. Mares, USK Praha2.0 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy2.0 
 9. Pistecky, Usti n.1.9 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Miklosik, B&W O.1.6 
 3. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 4. Nuhanovic, Levice1.2 
 5. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.2 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.2 
 7. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.1 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.1.0 
 9. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 


Michael Deloach claims Czech Republic NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Svitavy and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 26-year old playmaker had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Svitavy in his team's victory, helping them to beat Chomutov (#10, 2-6) 87-77. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Svitavy is placed at 9th position in Czech Republic NBL. Svitavy is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-6 record. Deloach turned to be Svitavy's top player in his first season with the team. Norfolk State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Deloach is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.3ppg), rebounds (7th best: 7.2rpg), assists (4th best: 4.2apg) and averages solid 54.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard Demarius Bolds (190-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law) of BC Kolin. Bolds impressed basketball fans with 30 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as BC Kolin was edged by slightly lower-ranked BK Prostejov (#5, 5-4) 82-78. This loss caused BC Kolin to drop to 4th position in the standings. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Bolds is a newcomer at BC Kolin and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. Missouri Western State College alumni Bolds played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was Roman Zachrla (200-F-87) of J.Hradec (#13). Zachrla got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He was a key player of J.Hradec, leading his team to a 95-84 win against slightly higher-ranked B&W Opava (#11, 2-7). J.Hradec can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-8 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Zachrla he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Zachrla has a very solid season. In 10 games in Czech Republic he scored 13.6ppg. He also has 5.0rpg and and 3PT: 44.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) of J.Hradec - 18 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Kamil Svrdlik (206-PF-86) of BK Prostejov - 15 points and 9 rebounds
6. Austin Dufault (205-F-90) of BK Prostejov - 21 points and 8 rebounds
7. Rahsaan Ames (184-PG-78) of NH Ostrava - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Jaromir Bohacik (197-G/F-92) of BK Prostejov - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) of B&W Opava - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79) of CEZ Nymburk - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NBL Round 10: BC Kolin is upset by BK Prostejov - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Kolin between third ranked BC Kolin (6-3) and seventh ranked BK Prostejov (5-4) on Saturday night. BC Kolin was defeated by BK Prostejov in a tough game at home 78-82. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Kolin. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BC Kolin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92) fired 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 30 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Prostejov have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. BC Kolin at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with USK Praha. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Kolin will play against Levharti Chomutov and is hoping to win this game.
Undefeated leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked BK Pardubice (3-4) 99-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. Vojtech Hruban contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) replied with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for BK Pardubice. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated CEZ Nymburk (9-0) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. BK Pardubice lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with four games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Prostejov (#5) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in J.Hradec, where 9th ranked B&W Opava (2-7) lost to twelfth ranked BK Lions Hradec (2-8) in a road game 84-95 on Saturday. Roman Zachrla scored 33 points (!!!) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Jakub Blazek responded with 22 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory BK Lions Hradec went down to thirteenth position due to points difference. Loser B&W Opava dropped to the eleventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Usti n/Labem. BK Lions Hradec will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play against the league's second-placed NH Ostrava (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last two games of round 10 Levice was defeated by NH Ostrava in a road game 80-67. Svitavy beat Chomutov at home 87-77.
The best stats of 10th round was 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by Michael Deloach of Svitavy.


NH Ostrava - Levice 80-67

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Levice (4-5) was defeated on the road by second ranked NH Ostrava (9-1) 80-67 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-67. NH Ostrava looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Martin Gniadek (201-90) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Brockeith Pane (188-88, college: Utah St.) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and Slovakian swingman Martin Sykora (192-81) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. NH Ostrava maintains second position with 9-1 record having just -1 point less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser Levice dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. NH Ostrava will meet B&W Opava (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Levice will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: M.Gniadek 15+4reb, L.Jurecka 14+2reb+1ast, R.Ames 13+3reb+11ast, A.Ciz 11+2reb+4ast, R.Pelikan 10+2reb, J.Wilson 9+6reb
Levice: B.Pane 15+3reb+6ast, T.Gottselig 12+4reb+1ast, D.Kyles 11+3reb+1ast, M.Sykora 9+8reb+1ast, S.Nuhanovic 9+3reb+2ast, R.Nuber 6+2reb
gschID: 182989


J.Hradec - B&W Opava 95-84

We should mention about the upset which took place in J.Hradec, where 9th ranked B&W Opava (2-7) lost to twelfth ranked BK Lions Hradec (2-8) in a road game 84-95 on Saturday. The game without a history. BK Lions Hradec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. BK Lions Hradec outrebounded B&W Opava 41-29 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) scored 33 points (!!!) to lead the charge for the winners and center Jan Tomanec (205-85) chipped in 18 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Five BK Lions Hradec players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) responded with 22 points and Slovakian center Martin Miklosik (225-86) scored 15 points and 4 blocks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite that victory BK Lions Hradec went down to thirteenth position due to points difference. Loser B&W Opava dropped to the eleventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Usti n/Labem. BK Lions Hradec will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play against the league's second-placed NH Ostrava (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
J.Hradec: R.Zachrla 33+4reb+1ast, J.Tomanec 18+16reb+2ast, J.Pavlik 14+2reb, R.Kramny 12+6reb+1ast, O.Dygryn 10+6reb+5ast, M.Frohde 5+3reb+2ast
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 22+4reb+2ast, M.Miklosik 15+3reb, C.Cage 12+3reb+1ast, L.Toth 9+5reb, P.Dokoupil 8+1reb+2ast, M.Vanak 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 182988


CEZ Nymburk - BK Pardubice 99-73

Undefeated leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked BK Pardubice (3-4) 99-73. It looked good early as BK Pardubice took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then CEZ Nymburk took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 26 points. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Pardubice to just 7 points in fourth quarter. CEZ Nymburk players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) replied with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BK Pardubice. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CEZ Nymburk (9-0) have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. BK Pardubice lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with four games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Prostejov (#5) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: R.Rancik 22+6reb+2ast, V.Hruban 18+2reb+4ast, M.Pavkovic 13+1reb+5ast, P.Benda 12+4reb, J.Welsch 9+5reb+7ast, L.Sokolovsky 6
BK Pardubice: E.Zabas 18+5reb+4ast, P.Bohacik 18+6reb, S.Faifr 14+1reb, C.Muirhead 13+11reb+1ast, T.Nelson 7+1reb, M.Peterka 2+2reb
gschID: 182987


BC Kolin - BK Prostejov 78-82

The most important game in the last round took place in Kolin between third ranked BC Kolin (6-3) and seventh ranked BK Prostejov (5-4) on Saturday night. BC Kolin was defeated by BK Prostejov in a tough game at home 78-82. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Kolin. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BC Kolin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92) fired 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 30 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) added 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Prostejov have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. BC Kolin at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with USK Praha. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BC Kolin will play against Levharti Chomutov and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: J.Bohacik 23+5reb+2ast, A.Dufault 21+8reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 15+9reb+1ast, P.Slezak 8+2reb+3ast, O.Kohout 7+4reb+2ast, D.Pandula 6+3reb+1ast
BC Kolin: D.Bolds 30+8reb+1ast, D.Radulovic 12+3reb+1ast, J.Gonzalez 9+2reb+1ast, S.Zuzak 8+4reb+1ast, R.Field 7+9reb+5ast, J.Jelinek 7+2reb
gschID: 182986


Svitavy - Chomutov 87-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy's (3-6) home victory over 11th ranked Levharti Chomutov (2-6) 87-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Basketbal Svitavy. Levharti Chomutov managed to win fourth quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basketbal Svitavy made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American center Jon Pack (210, college: Co.Carolina) responded with 10 points and 9 rebounds and Adam Zampach (197-90) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Basketbal Svitavy moved-up to ninth place. Loser Levharti Chomutov dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Basketbal Svitavy will meet higher ranked BK Decin (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Levharti Chomutov will play against BC Kolin (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: M.Deloach 21+6reb+5ast, R.Lesko 18+4reb+3ast, P.Mroz 13+11reb+2ast, P.Milos 10+2reb, P.Harcar 9+8reb+3ast, T.Teply 9+1reb
Chomutov: P.Bosak 14+1reb+2ast, V.Honomichl 13+2reb+4ast, A.Zampach 12+6reb+1ast, J.Pack 10+9reb+1ast, L.Pecka 6+8reb+1ast, Z.Hanzlik 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 182985



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Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 1: Horsens IC - SISU 95-83
Nov. 3: Randers - Vaerlose 95-80
Nov. 3: Bakken - Horsholm 95-67
Nov. 1: Svendborg - Bakken 114-100

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 7: Naestved - SISU
Nov. 7: Randers - Horsens IC
Nov. 7: Vaerlose - Svendborg
Nov. 8: Aalborg - Aarhus BC


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Rutherford, Svend.25.2 
 2. Tomko, Bakken22.2 
 3. Ocana, Randers21.4 
 4. Willen, Aalborg20.7 
 5. Thomann, Horse.20.3 
 6. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.9 
 7. Delaney, Aalborg19.4 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg19.2 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC19.0 
 10. Walker, Naestved18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus10.4 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.1 
 3. Walker, Naestved9.2 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.7 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.3 
 6. Thomann, Horse.8.0 
 7. Sorensen, Aalborg7.8 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.8 
 9. Moritz, SISU7.8 
 10. Chin, Bakken7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.8 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.4 
 3. Jonsson, Aarhus BC6.0 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.8 
 5. Murphy, Naestved5.1 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.9 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.4 
 9. Tomko, Bakken4.2 
 10. Dennis, SISU4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.9 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.6 
 3. Ortega, Randers2.2 
 4. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 5. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC1.9 
 7. Darboe, Svendborg1.8 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken1.8 
 9. Murphy, Naestved1.7 
 10. Willen, Aalborg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Washington, Svend.2.3 
 2. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.3 
 3. Thomann, Horse.1.2 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 6. Smith, SISU1.0 
 7. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.8 
 9. Jensen, Vaerlose0.7 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.7 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Falcon - Lemvig 80-86
Nov. 3: Stevnsgade - Koge BK 80-61
Nov. 3: Amager BK - BMS Skovlunde 70-87
Nov. 3: Aarhus BF - ALBA 70-60
Nov. 4: Haderslev - Virum
Nov. 4: Jonstrup - Glostrup


Ligaen Round 11: Svendborg keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Svendborg as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Svendborg defeated second-ranked Bakken at home 114-100. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Bakken managed to win third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svendborg looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87, college: Catawba) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) helped adding 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) responded with 28 points and 4 assists. Undefeated Svendborg (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second place with one game lost. Bakken will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Svendborg will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Vaerlose on the road.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked SISU (6-3) against fourth ranked Horsens IC (6-3) on Thursday night. Visiting SISU was defeated by Horsens IC in Horsens 95-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. It was an exceptional evening for international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Keane Thomann accounted for 29 points and 6 rebounds. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) came up with 16 points and 4 assists for SISU in the defeat. Horsens IC moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated SISU. Horsens IC will play against Randers (#7) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Naestved (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Second ranked Bakken (9-1) crushed at home 7th ranked Horsholm (3-7) by 28 points 95-67, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Andreas Jakobsen who scored 19 points and 6 assists. Casper Hesseldal produced 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Svendborg. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 11 Vaerlose lost to Randers on the opponent's court 80-95.


Bakken - Horsholm 95-67

Second ranked Bakken (9-1) crushed at home 7th ranked Horsholm (3-7) by 28 points 95-67, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Horsholm managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Andreas Jakobsen (187-83, college: Columbia, MO) who scored 19 points and 6 assists. American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) chipped in 17 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. The former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) produced 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Zarko Jukic (200-93) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Svendborg. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bakken: A.Jakobsen 19+2reb+6ast, C.Tomko 17+4reb+6ast, N.Iversen 15+5reb, O.Chin 11+9reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 9+4reb, J.Jensen 9+1reb
Horsholm: C.Hesseldal 17+6reb+4ast, R.Hansen 14+2reb+2ast, Z.Jukic 12+8reb+2ast, B.Marinkovic 8+1reb, A.Kovacs 5+3reb, B.Butler 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 195264


Randers - Vaerlose 95-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Vaerlose's (1-8) road loss to eighth ranked Randers (3-6) 80-95 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Randers. Vaerlose managed to win third quarter 22-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Randers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Randers made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. Forward Damian Ocana (198-86) chipped in 24 points. Five Randers players scored in double figures. American guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) produced 26 points and guard Peter Moller (190-94) added 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Randers moved-up to seventh place. Vaerlose lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Randers will meet at home higher ranked Horsens IC (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vaerlose will play against the league's leader Svendborg (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Randers: D.Ocana 24+4reb+1ast, B.Colas 23+18reb+3ast, M.Ortega 12+5reb+11ast, M.Nielsen 11+4reb, C.Jorgensen 10+3reb+2ast, N.Nielsen 4+2reb+2ast
Vaerlose: R.Delk 26+3reb+3ast, J.Baker 14+6reb, P.Moller 9+9reb+5ast, A.Karason 8+4reb+3ast, R.Norgaard 8+9reb+1ast, J.Jensen 7+7reb
gschID: 195263


Svendborg - Bakken 114-100

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Svendborg as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Svendborg defeated second-ranked Bakken at home 114-100. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Bakken managed to win third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svendborg looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) helped adding 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) responded with 28 points and 4 assists and Jamaican forward Orane Chin (200-88, college: CS Fullerton) scored 23 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Svendborg (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second place with one game lost. Bakken will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Svendborg will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Vaerlose on the road.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 34+10reb+4ast, A.Darboe 27+5reb+7ast, M.Plannthin 27+4reb+4ast, G.Washington 18+13reb+3ast, K.Gertz 6, C.Magaard 2+3reb+2ast
Bakken: C.Tomko 28+2reb+4ast, O.Chin 23+4reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 15+8reb+1ast, N.Iversen 14+9reb+2ast, A.Jakobsen 9+7ast, F.Nielsen 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 195262


Horsens IC - SISU 95-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked SISU (6-3) against fourth ranked Horsens IC (6-3) on Thursday night. Visiting SISU was defeated by Horsens IC in Horsens 95-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. SISU was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to SISU's 38. They outrebounded SISU 39-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. American center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) accounted for 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) came up with 16 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Mike Flowers (194-86, college: Barton, NC) added 18 points respectively for SISU in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Horsens IC moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated SISU. Horsens IC will play against Randers (#7) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Naestved (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: K.Thomann 29+6reb, D.Jukic 21+13reb+5ast, F.Rungby 18+9reb+1ast, S.Bowlin 18+7reb+4ast, D.Friedrich 7+3reb+1ast, L.Varga 2+3ast
SISU: D.Smith 19+4reb, M.Flowers 18+3reb+2ast, M.Dennis 16+4reb+4ast, M.Nielsen 15+1reb+6ast, Z.Moritz 9+5reb+2ast, P.Jorgensen 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 195261



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  D-LEAGUE   


Mad Ants take Johnson With No. 1 Pick - by Eurobasket News

With the first pick of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants selected JaJuan Johnson (6'10''-F-89, college: Purdue), a 610 forward from Purdue University. Johnson was the first of nine players selected by Fort Wayne in the draft.
Drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the 2011 NBA Draft, Johnson was traded to the Boston Celtics where he appeared in 36 games, averaging 8.3 minutes and 3.2 points. Most recently, Johnson appeared in two preseason games for the Houston Rockets where he averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes. A standout at Purdue University, Johnson was named Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game, and led his team to a 26-8 record during his senior year at Purdue. We are really excited about what we were able to do in this years draft, said Mad Ants President, Jeff Potter. We wanted to make our roster much more athletic, and we wanted to make this the most competitive draft possible. I think we accomplished that with this group of players.
Courtesy of: wane.com





Here is the lit of first round picks:

1. Fort Wayne - JaJuan Johnson

2. Sioux Falls - Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88, college: Charleston)

3. Idaho - Justin Harper (6'10''-F-89, college: Richmond)

4. Maine Red Claws - Shelvin Mack (6'3''-G-90, college: Butler)

5. Reno Bighorns - Mike Davis (6'9''-F-88, college: Illinois)

6. Tulsa 66ers - Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86, college: N.C.Central)

7. Rio Grande - Chris Johnson (6'6''-F-90, college: Dayton)

8. Texas Legends - Christian Eyenga (6'7''-G-89)

9. Iowa Energy - Justin Hurtt (6'5''-G-88, college: Tulsa)

10. Canton Charge - D'Aundray Brown (6'4''-G-88, college: Cleveland St.)<

11. Bakersfield Jam - Shan Foster (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Vanderbilt)

12. Erie BayHawks - Jack McClinton (6'1''-PG-85, agency: Alti Sport, college: Miami, FL)

13. Santa Cruz - Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia)

14. Springfield - Tim Ohlbrecht (6'11''-F/C-88)

15. Austin - Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89, college: Wichita St.)

16. Los Angeles - Dairese Gary (6'1''-PG-88, college: N.Mexico).



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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Hito/Johvi - Tln Kalev 61-68
Nov. 1: Kalev/Cramo - Hito/Johvi 104-58
Nov. 5: Kalev/Cramo - Valga
Nov. 6: Valga - Rapla
Nov. 7: Tln Kalev - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.8 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev18.8 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas17.8 
 4. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 5. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.5 
 6. Arnold, TTU15.5 
 7. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.8 
 8. Evart, Parnu14.8 
 9. Oja, Valga14.2 
 10. Keedus, TTU14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.8 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.0 
 3. Grim, Valga10.0 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo9.0 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas8.3 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.8 
 7. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.7.7 
 8. Cunda, Valga7.4 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas7.0 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 4. Cunda, Valga5.0 
 5. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.7 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.5 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi4.2 
 8. Keedus, TTU4.0 
 9. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 2. Akenparg, TTU2.8 
 3. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 4. Laksa, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 7. Lindmets, Tarvas1.8 
 8. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo1.7 
 9. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 10. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.7 
 2. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 3. Grim, Valga1.2 
 4. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 5. Laksa, Tarvas0.8 
 6. Makke, TTU0.8 
 7. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 8. Saks, Tarvas0.8 
 9. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
 10. Vahter, Tln Kalev0.7 



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  EUROCUP   


Budivelnyk let Witt go - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) cut 28-year old American point guard Mathew Witt (183-84, college: E.Kentucky). In 9 Superleague games he played this season he averaged 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg.
The last season Witt played at CB Clavijo (previous name Knet Clavijo) in Spanish LEB Gold. In 33 games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 18.2ppg and recorded 2.5rpg, 4.5apg (top 2) and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-LEB Gold 3rd Team.
He won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2011.
Witt received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Import Player of the Year award in 2011.
He has played also professionally in Germany (TBB Trier and Schalke), Holland (The Bright Kings Den Helder) and Spain (CB Guadalajara).
Witt attended Eastern Kentucky University until 2006 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Stats Leaders

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



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 3: Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 88-65
Nov. 3: Lapua - Nilan Bisons 79-82
Nov. 3: FoKoPo - Kauhajoki 69-71
Nov. 2: LrNMKY - Kataja 56-73
Nov. 2: KTP - Namika Lahti 103-77
Nov. 2: Pyrinto - Korihait 102-76

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 7: Korihait - Namika Lahti
Nov. 8: Nilan Bisons - KTP
Nov. 9: Kouvot - FoKoPo
Nov. 10: Kauhajoki - LrNMKY
Nov. 10: Kataja - Lapua
Nov. 10: Pyrinto - Salon Vilpas


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons24.9 
 2. Holloway, Namika L.20.6 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.20.5 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 5. Conley, LrNM.18.4 
 6. Clavell, Kouvot18.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.6 
 8. Haanpaa, Lapua17.4 
 9. Williams, KTP17.0 
 10. Burgess, FoKoPo16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. McDade, Nilan B.11.5 
 2. Thorpe, FoKoPo9.8 
 3. Tolbert, Lapua9.3 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 5. Logins, LrNM.8.5 
 6. Johnson, Namika L.8.1 
 7. Dyer, Korihait8.1 
 8. Conley, LrNM.8.0 
 9. Bullock, Kauhajoki7.9 
 10. Barnies, Salon Vi.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Williams, Pyrinto9.1 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.1 
 3. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.7 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 5. Burgess, FoKoPo4.4 
 6. Holmes, Lapua4.3 
 7. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.3 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.4.3 
 9. Sarcevic, KTP4.2 
 10. Gibson, LrNM.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  Kauhajoki
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ford, Kauhajoki2.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto2.3 
 3. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.2 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.1 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Flowers, Kataja2.1 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.2.0 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki2.0 
 9. Barrett, KTP1.9 
 10. Williams, KTP1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  Kauhajoki
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ford, Kauhajoki1.6 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.6 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto1.3 
 4. Barrett, KTP1.2 
 5. Logins, LrNM.1.0 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 7. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 8. Taft, Korihait0.9 
 9. Sandberg, Salon V.0.8 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Nov. 1: Pyrinto II - Huima 93-98
Nov. 2: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo 89-83
Nov. 2: BC Nokia - ToPo 81-93
Nov. 2: SayRi - Tapiolan Honka 74-87

B

Nov. 2: TuNMKY - Jarvenpaa 96-72
Nov. 2: Kerava ET - Espoo Basket 76-55
Nov. 3: HBA-Marsky - BC Jyvaskyla 73-90
Nov. 3: JyWe - KaU Koris 58-57

Regular Season: Round 7

A

Nov. 4: Tapiolan Honka - BC Nokia
Nov. 4: Porvoon Tarmo - SayRi
Nov. 4: Huima - Oulun NMKY
Nov. 4: Ura Basket - Pyrinto II

B

Nov. 4: BC Jyvaskyla - Kerava ET
Nov. 4: Jarvenpaa - JyWe
Nov. 4: KaU Koris - HBA-Marsky
Nov. 4: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 34.4
 1. Richardson, Ura B.34.4 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia30.0 
 3. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.23.0 
 4. Salminen, TuNM.22.2 
 5. Brennan, Tapiolan.22.0 
 6. Collins, SayRi21.8 
 7. Young, Porvoon21.0 
 8. Towa, Kerava ET20.3 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe20.2 
 10. Tate, Porvoon20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia17.5 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.7 
 3. Syrjala, KaU Koris12.5 
 4. Stephens, Huima12.4 
 5. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.12.0 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe11.0 
 7. Salminen, TuNM.10.8 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.10.6 
 9. Young, Porvoon10.0 
 10. Clark, Tapiolan H.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Robert JUVONEN
  Kerava ET
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Juvonen, Kerava ET5.0 
 2. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.5 
 3. Riihela, BC Nokia4.3 
 4. Jarvinen, Tapiol.4.0 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.0 
 6. Harjula, Pyrinto II4.0 
 7. Vaananen, Pyrin.3.6 
 8. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.5 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.4 
 10. Herrala, HBA-M.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4
 1. Little, Kerava ET4.0 
 2. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.4 
 3. Richardson, Ura B.2.2 
 4. Russell, Oulun N.2.0 
 5. Andersen, Espoo B.2.0 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET2.0 
 7. Thomas, SayRi2.0 
 8. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 9. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa1.7 
 10. Ginty, ToPo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jari PULKKINEN
  Pyrin.
  (203-PF-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.3.4 
 2. Young, Porvoon2.3 
 3. Keskitalo, JyWe2.2 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.2 
 5. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 
 6. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 7. Stephens, Huima1.2 
 8. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.0 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 
 10. Markkanen, BC Jy.1.0 


Finnish Korisliiga round 9 best performance: Devonne Giles - by Eurobasket News

American forward Devonne Giles (203-F-83) had a great game in the last round for KTP, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds, while his team outclassed Namika Lahti (#8, 3-5) with 26-point margin 103-77. KTP maintains the 5th position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. KTP will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. Giles turned to be KTP's top player in his first season with the team. Devonne Giles averages this season 15.8ppg and 7.1rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 39-year old American Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points) of league's leader Pyrinto. Williams had a very good evening with a triple-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Of course he lead Pyrinto to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Korihait (#12, 1-8) 102-76. Of course Pyrinto still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 8 matches. Williams is one of the most experienced players at Pyrinto and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.1ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 8.7rpg and 9.1apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Chris Commons (206-F-84) of Lapua (#11). Commons scored 27 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Commons' great performance Lapua lost 79-82 to the higher-ranked Nilan Bisons (#3, 6-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Lapua can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Commons he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Commons has a very solid season. In 8 games in Finland he scored 15.9ppg. He also has 6.4rpg and 1.6bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan McDade (201-F-80) of Nilan Bisons - 21 points and 18 rebounds
5. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84) of FoKoPo - 21 points and 14 rebounds
6. Emmanuel Holloway (183-G-86) of Namika Lahti - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Shawn Atupem (200-F-89) of Salon Vilpas - 24 points and 7 rebounds
8. Johnell Smith (180-PG-80) of Kataja - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Samuel Haanpaa (203-SG-86) of Lapua - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Troy Barnies (200-F-89) of Salon Vilpas - 24 points and 9 rebounds

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



Korisliiga Round 9: No surprise as #1 Tampereen Pyrinto defeats UU-Korihait - by Eurobasket News

After 9 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Korisliiga and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Korisliiga top team - Tampereen Pyrinto (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked UU-Korihait (1-8) 102-76. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 102-76. Tampereen Pyrinto made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 UU-Korihait turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by UU-Korihait's players. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals for the winners and international forward Carl Lindbom (206-91) chipped in 26 points and 9 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach Ville Tuominen felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international Petri Heinonen (207-88) with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains first place with 8-1 record. UU-Korihait lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face Salon Vilpas (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UU-Korihait will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
The game in Lappeenranta was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked LrNMKY (4-4). Joensuun Kataja did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 73-56. American point guard Johnell Smith (180-80, college: New Orleans) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Juho Nenonen accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Matthew Gibson (196-84) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds for LrNMKY in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Joensuun Kataja have a solid series of four victories in a row. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth place with 6-3 record, which they share with KTP. LrNMKY at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Kouvot. Joensuun Kataja will play against Lapuan Korikobrat (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LrNMKY will play against the league's second-placed Kauhajoen Karhu (#2) in Kauhajoki and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Forssa between Kauhajoen Karhu and Forssan Koripojat. Fifth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (6-2) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Forssan Koripojat (2-6). Kauhajoen Karhu managed to escape with a 2-point win 71-69 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was J'Nathan Bullock who scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kauhajoen Karhu's coach Ari Tammivaara used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Jahmar Thorpe who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nilan Bisons. Forssan Koripojat lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted Forssan Koripojat keeps the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Salon Vilpas and Lapua. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home LrNMKY (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Forssan Koripojat will play against Kouvot in Kouvola and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Lapua. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 10th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (2-6) to fifth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (6-2) 82-79 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for Ryan McDade who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds. Loimaan Korikonkarit have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Kauhajoki. Newly promoted Lapuan Korikobrat dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit's next round opponent will be KTP-Basket (#5) in Kotka. Lapuan Korikobrat will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#4).
An interesting game took place in Salon where higher ranked Kouvot (4-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Salon Vilpas (2-6) 88-65 on Saturday. Troy Barnies stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Coach Mikko Tupamaki's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. Salon Vilpas moved-up to ninth place, which they share with FoKoPo and Lapua. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Salon Vilpas will face league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last game of round 9 Namika Lahti was destroyed by KTP on the opponent's court 103-77.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists by Devonne Giles of KTP.


FoKoPo - Kauhajoki 69-71

A very close game took place in Forssa between Kauhajoen Karhu and Forssan Koripojat. Fifth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (6-2) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Forssan Koripojat (2-6). Kauhajoen Karhu managed to escape with a 2-point win 71-69 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Forssan Koripojat won third quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kauhajoen Karhu forced 32 Forssan Koripojat turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Ilkka Vuori (181-86) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Kauhajoen Karhu's coach Ari Tammivaara used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Andrais Thornton (203-85, college: NW Missouri St.) added 19 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nilan Bisons. Forssan Koripojat lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted Forssan Koripojat keeps the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Salon Vilpas and Lapua. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home LrNMKY (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Forssan Koripojat will play against Kouvot in Kouvola and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: J.Bullock 13+7reb, G.Watson 11+2reb+3ast, I.Vuori 11+7reb+1ast, N.Mattila 8, H.Hirvikoski 8+1reb, E.Skamo 7+4reb+2ast
FoKoPo: J.Thorpe 21+14reb+1ast, A.Thornton 19+10reb+1ast, C.Burgess 15+7reb+7ast, S.Ikavalko 8+3reb+4ast, O.Kaunomaki 3+1reb+1ast, M.Molenius 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 194559


Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 88-65

An interesting game took place in Salon where higher ranked Kouvot (4-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Salon Vilpas (2-6) 88-65 on Saturday. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Salon Vilpas outrebounded Kouvot 39-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. American forward Troy Barnies (200-89, college: Maine) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Shawn Atupem (200-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. Coach Mikko Tupamaki's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican forward Gilberto Clavell (201-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: KMG Sports Management) with 18 points and 8 rebounds and international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91) scored 12 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas moved-up to ninth place, which they share with FoKoPo and Lapua. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Salon Vilpas will face league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: S.Atupem 24+7reb, T.Barnies 24+9reb, E.Lehtinen 12+8reb+2ast, A.Vaenerberg 12+3reb+4ast, M.Sandberg 6+3reb, V.Laine 4+1reb+1ast
Kouvot: G.Clavell 18+8reb+1ast, A.Nikkarinen 12+3reb+3ast, C.Hester 11+4reb+2ast, V.Taylor 10+3reb, I.Seppala 5+2ast, J.Luoma 3+4reb
gschID: 194558


Lapua - Nilan Bisons 79-82

A very interesting game took place in Lapua. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 10th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (2-6) to fifth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (6-2) 82-79 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Loimaan Korikonkarit made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Loimaan Korikonkarit outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 43-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Ryan McDade (201-80, college: N.Arizona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Chris Commons (206-84, college: USC Aiken) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and the former international Samuel Haanpaa (203-86) added 23 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Lapuan Korikobrat. Loimaan Korikonkarit have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Kauhajoki. Newly promoted Lapuan Korikobrat dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit's next round opponent will be KTP-Basket (#5) in Kotka. Lapuan Korikobrat will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#4).
Top scorers:
Nilan Bisons: R.McDade 21+18reb, M.Zeno 18+6reb+1ast, J.Ivey 18+8reb+7ast, K.Muurinen 9+3reb+1ast, M.Koivisto 9+4reb, M.Nuutinen 4+2reb+1ast
Lapua: C.Commons 27+10reb+2ast, S.Haanpaa 23+9reb+2ast, D.Coleman 11+4reb+3ast, D.Tolbert 8+3reb+2ast, A.Huuskonen 8+2reb, J.Turja 2
gschID: 194557


Pyrinto - Korihait 102-76

Korisliiga top team - Tampereen Pyrinto (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked UU-Korihait (1-8) 102-76. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 102-76. Tampereen Pyrinto made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 UU-Korihait turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by UU-Korihait's players. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds, 15 assists and 4 steals for the winners and international forward Carl Lindbom (206-91) chipped in 26 points and 9 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach Ville Tuominen felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international Petri Heinonen (207-88) with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Ramon Dyer (201-84, college: Houston) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains first place with 8-1 record. UU-Korihait lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face Salon Vilpas (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UU-Korihait will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: C.Lindbom 26+9reb+1ast, L.Ulmer 20+5reb+2ast, K.Lowe 14+1reb+4ast, D.Williams 12+10reb+15ast, A.Lehto 10+1reb+3ast, J.Niemi 7+2reb
Korihait: P.Heinonen 16+8reb+1ast, N.Malinen 15+2reb+2ast, R.Dyer 13+11reb, M.Jalonen 11+3reb+1ast, D.Horton 11+3reb+5ast, P.Rainamaa 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 194556


KTP - Namika Lahti 103-77

Rather expected game in Kotka where 8th ranked Namika Lahti (3-5) was crushed by fifth ranked KTP-Basket (6-3) 103-77 on Friday. The game without a history. KTP-Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Namika Lahti's 32. They outrebounded Namika Lahti 40-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. American forward Devonne Giles (203-83, college: Texas Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 22 points and 5 steals. The best for the losing side was American guard Emmanuel Holloway (183-86, college: Illinois St.) with 27 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Jordan Hasquet (206-85, college: Montana, agency: Dynamics Global Management) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KTP-Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kataja. Loser Namika Lahti keeps the eighth position with five games lost. KTP-Basket will face higher ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Namika Lahti will play against UU-Korihait (#12) in Uusikaupunki.
Top scorers:
KTP: D.Giles 24+17reb+4ast, S.Barrett 22+2reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 18+5reb+2ast, A.Williams 16+2reb+2ast, J.Matinen 11+4reb+1ast, B.Sarcevic 4+6reb+6ast
Namika Lahti: E.Holloway 27+3reb+5ast, J.Hasquet 18+7reb+3ast, A.Alanen 10+4reb+1ast, L.Johnson 10+4reb+1ast, J.Koskinen 5+1reb, J.Salatera 3
gschID: 194555


LrNMKY - Kataja 56-73

The game in Lappeenranta was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked LrNMKY (4-4). Joensuun Kataja did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 73-56. Joensuun Kataja made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Joensuun Kataja forced 26 LrNMKY turnovers. American point guard Johnell Smith (180-80, college: New Orleans) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Juho Nenonen (202-87) accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. American guard Matthew Gibson (196-84) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for LrNMKY in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Joensuun Kataja have a solid series of four victories in a row. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth place with 6-3 record, which they share with KTP. LrNMKY at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Kouvot. Joensuun Kataja will play against Lapuan Korikobrat (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LrNMKY will play against the league's second-placed Kauhajoen Karhu (#2) in Kauhajoki and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kataja: J.Smith 19+9reb+3ast, P.Virtanen 13+2ast, J.Nenonen 12+6reb+2ast, J.Flowers 10+4reb+2ast, J.Terrell 8+8reb+1ast, A.Kanervo 6+2reb
LrNMKY: M.Gibson 20+6reb+1ast, J.Conley 14+6reb+2ast, A.Tapio 7+3reb+1ast, G.Logins 6+8reb+1ast, T.Viertola 4+1ast, A.Niskanen 3+4reb
gschID: 194554



1st Division Round 6: Oulun NMKY hands first loss to undefeated Porvoon Tarmo - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Porvoon Tarmo (5-1) on the court of fourth ranked Oulun NMKY on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Oulun NMKY 89-83. Porvoon Tarmo trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 22-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 83-89 at the end of the game. It was a good game for American swingman Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Swingman Henri Vihavainen (189-86) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Isaiah Tate (192-89, college: George Mason) replied with 32 points and 6 rebounds for Porvoon Tarmo. Oulun NMKY (3-2) moved-up to third place in Division. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Oulun NMKY are looking forward to face Aanekosken Huima (#8) in Aanekoski in the next round where they are favorite. Porvoon Tarmo will play at home against Saynatsalon Riento (#6) in Jyvaskyla and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Tapiolan Honka (3-2) which played in Jyvaskyla against 5th ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-3). Sixth ranked Tapiolan Honka had an easy win 87-74. American players dominated the game. Swingman Ronnie Clark (195-81) had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Eric Brennan chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Nicholas Pederson (203-85) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tapiolan Honka moved-up to fourth place in Division. Saynatsalon Riento at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Tapiolan Honka will play against BC Nokia (#5) at home in the next round. Saynatsalon Riento will play against the league's leader Porvoon Tarmo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Jyvaskyla between JyWe and KaU Koris. First ranked JyWe (4-2) got a very close home victory over one of their biggest challengers KaU Koris (3-3). JyWe managed to escape with a 1-point win 58-57 on Saturday evening. Harri Keskitalo notched 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. JyWe's coach Jarmo Raisanen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by Lauri Jarvinen did not help to save the game for KaU Koris. Despite that victory JyWe went down to third position (Division) due to points difference. KaU Koris at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. JyWe will meet Jarvenpaa (#6) on the road in the next round. KaU Koris will play against HBA-Marsky in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked HBA-Marsky (3-3) against seventh ranked BC Jyvaskyla (2-4) on Saturday night. Host HBA-Marsky was defeated by BC Jyvaskyla in Helsinki 90-73. The best player for the winners was Nafis Ricks who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BC Jyvaskyla maintains seventh position in Division with 2-4 record. HBA-Marsky at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. BC Jyvaskyla's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kerava Energia Team at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. HBA-Marsky will play against KaU Koris in Karkkila and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Torpan Pojat (4-2) which played road game in Nokia against 3rd ranked BC Nokia (2-2). Second ranked Torpan Pojat managed to get a 12-point victory 93-81. It was a good game for HL Coleman who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Torpan Pojat maintains second position in Division with 4-2 record behind leader Porvoon Tarmo. Loser BC Nokia dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Torpan Pojat will have a break next round. BC Nokia will play on the road against Tapiolan Honka (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6:
In Division Huima beat Pyrinto II on the road 98-93. TuNMKY destroyed Jarvenpaa on its own court 96-72. Espoo Basket was outscored by Kerava ET in a road game 76-55.


Group A
Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo 89-83

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Porvoon Tarmo (5-1) on the court of fourth ranked Oulun NMKY on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Oulun NMKY 89-83. Porvoon Tarmo trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 22-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 83-89 at the end of the game. It was a good game for American swingman Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Swingman Henri Vihavainen (189-86) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. American guard Isaiah Tate (192-89, college: George Mason) replied with 32 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jerrah Young (201-85, college: Toledo) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Porvoon Tarmo. Oulun NMKY (3-2) moved-up to third place in Division. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Oulun NMKY are looking forward to face Aanekosken Huima (#8) in Aanekoski in the next round where they are favorite. Porvoon Tarmo will play at home against Saynatsalon Riento (#6) in Jyvaskyla and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: J.Nofflet 25+2reb, H.Vihavainen 16+7reb+1ast, J.Kauro 16+5reb+2ast, D.Coleman 13+1reb+1ast, R.Frederick 7+2reb+2ast, J.Siivikko 4
Porvoon Tarmo: I.Tate 32+6reb+1ast, J.Young 17+5reb, T.Hartikainen 16+1ast, J.Kyllonen 8+4reb, T.Rintala 4+1reb, M.Holme 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197480


BC Nokia - ToPo 81-93

An interesting game for Torpan Pojat (4-2) which played road game in Nokia against 3rd ranked BC Nokia (2-2). Second ranked Torpan Pojat managed to get a 12-point victory 93-81. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-81. Torpan Pojat made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 BC Nokia turnovers. BC Nokia was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Forward Elias Kajander (196-80) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds and guard Timo Riihela (193-80) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for BC Nokia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Torpan Pojat maintains second position in Division with 4-2 record behind leader Porvoon Tarmo. Loser BC Nokia dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Torpan Pojat will have a break next round. BC Nokia will play on the road against Tapiolan Honka (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ToPo: H.Coleman 21+9reb, E.Kajander 21+5reb, M.Capers 15+7reb, S.Niskanen 11+4reb, S.Beatovic 7+1reb, T.Kulha 6+1reb
BC Nokia: B.Moultrie 29+18reb+2ast, T.Riihela 14+4reb+4ast, A.Keski-Koukkari 12+1reb, T.Kankaanpaa 11+1ast, K.Woods 6+5reb, V.Tuominen 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 197479


SayRi - Tapiolan Honka 74-87

Another interesting game for Tapiolan Honka (3-2) which played in Jyvaskyla against 5th ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-3). Sixth ranked Tapiolan Honka had an easy win 87-74. The game was mostly controlled by Tapiolan Honka. Saynatsalon Riento was better in fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tapiolan Honka forced 19 Saynatsalon Riento turnovers and outrebounded them 46-27 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Saynatsalon Riento was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Swingman Ronnie Clark (195-81) had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Eric Brennan (201-89, college: Kutztown) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Nicholas Pederson (203-85) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Eryk Thomas (200-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tapiolan Honka moved-up to fourth place in Division. Saynatsalon Riento at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Tapiolan Honka will play against BC Nokia (#5) at home in the next round. Saynatsalon Riento will play against the league's leader Porvoon Tarmo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tapiolan Honka: R.Clark 28+12reb, E.Brennan 13+9reb, T.Iisalo 10+5reb+2ast, V.Puotila 8+1reb+3ast, I.Sirola 8+8reb+2ast, A.Vanjoki 8+2reb+2ast
SayRi: N.Pederson 19+11reb+3ast, E.Thomas 16+7reb, J.Maenpaa 11, C.Collins 10+2reb+1ast, J.Parkkinen 9+2reb+1ast, K.Naukkarinen 5+3reb
gschID: 197478


Pyrinto II - Huima 93-98

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Aanekosken Huima (2-3) beat one of their biggest challengers Pyrinto II (2-3) in Tampere 98-93 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 33-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Aanekosken Huima dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Pyrinto II's 44 and made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Pyrinto II 48-20 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Kent Tribbett (204-86, college: Drexel, agency: Prossin Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. The other American import guard DeAndre Mays (188-87, college: Youngstown St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Aanekosken Huima's coach Derrick Crayton allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) replied with 19 points and 6 assists and Topias Palmi (190-94) added 20 points in the effort for Pyrinto II. Four Aanekosken Huima and five Pyrinto II players scored in double figures. Aanekosken Huima maintains eighth position in Division with 2-3 record. Aanekosken Huima will face higher ranked Oulun NMKY (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Huima: K.Tribbett 26+18reb+3ast, D.Mays 25+9reb+4ast, A.Stephens 20+9reb+1ast, S.Mantymaa 16+7reb+1ast, S.Kajander 5+3reb+1ast, P.Ranta 2+1reb
Pyrinto II: T.Palmi 20+3reb+2ast, J.Harjula 19+2reb+6ast, J.Pulkkinen 12+9reb+2ast, K.Rasinaho 11+3reb, J.Vaananen 11+1reb+4ast, O.Heinonen 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 197477


Group B
JyWe - KaU Koris 58-57

A very close game took place in Jyvaskyla between JyWe and KaU Koris. First ranked JyWe (4-2) got a very close home victory over one of their biggest challengers KaU Koris (3-3). JyWe managed to escape with a 1-point win 58-57 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 58-57. Center Harri Keskitalo (210-90) notched 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Ville Pyykkonen (203-77) supported him with 11 points and 9 rebounds. JyWe's coach Jarmo Raisanen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by center Lauri Jarvinen (185-85) did not help to save the game for KaU Koris. Center Tomi Sakala (203-80) added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Four KaU Koris players scored in double figures. Despite that victory JyWe went down to third position (Division) due to points difference. KaU Koris at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. JyWe will meet Jarvenpaa (#6) on the road in the next round. KaU Koris will play against HBA-Marsky in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
JyWe: H.Keskitalo 16+8reb+1ast, V.Pyykkonen 11+9reb, L.Luokomaa 8+3reb, V.Karjalainen 7+4reb, J.Hautsalo 6+1reb, J.Nuutinen 4+4reb+1ast
KaU Koris: L.Jarvinen 13+7reb+5ast, S.Ryynanen 11+1reb, T.Sakala 10+13reb, K.Tolvanen 10+3reb, S.Syrjala 9+10reb, J.Kinnunen 2+2reb
gschID: 197483


HBA-Marsky - BC Jyvaskyla 73-90

Very important is a home loss of third ranked HBA-Marsky (3-3) against seventh ranked BC Jyvaskyla (2-4) on Saturday night. Host HBA-Marsky was defeated by BC Jyvaskyla in Helsinki 90-73. HBA-Marsky was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 33-10 charge of BC Jyvaskyla, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to HBA-Marsky's 34. BC Jyvaskyla forced 28 HBA-Marsky turnovers and outrebounded them 44-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by HBA-Marsky helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Nafis Ricks (188, college: Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. The other American import forward Michael Corpening (203-87, college: S.Wesleyan) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five BC Jyvaskyla players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Oskar Michelsen (203-95) who recorded 18 points and point guard Fiifi Aidoo (175-96) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BC Jyvaskyla maintains seventh position in Division with 2-4 record. HBA-Marsky at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. BC Jyvaskyla's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kerava Energia Team at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. HBA-Marsky will play against KaU Koris in Karkkila and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Jyvaskyla: N.Ricks 26+13reb+6ast, M.Corpening 24+12reb, K.Kuokkanen 14+2reb+2ast, M.Manninen 12+2reb, M.Markkanen 11+8reb, O.Lehtonen 2+1reb
HBA-Marsky: O.Michelsen 18+3reb+3ast, F.Aidoo 11+3reb+6ast, M.Kauhanen 11+4reb+2ast, M.Nuolivirta 8+3reb, J.Rajala 6+10reb+1ast, S.Nieminen 6+2reb
gschID: 197484


TuNMKY - Jarvenpaa 96-72

Very expected game when 6th ranked Jarvenpaa (2-4) was smashed by first ranked TuNMKY (5-1) in Turun 96-72 on Friday. The game without a history. TuNMKY led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Oskari Immonen (197-93) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four TuNMKY players scored in double figures. TuNMKY's coach Ray Ailus felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Guard Jesse Viita (186-93) replied with 16 points and forward Visa Tarjanne (193-93) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Jarvenpaa. Newly promoted TuNMKY maintains first position in Division with 5-1 record. Jarvenpaa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the sixth place with four games lost. TuNMKY will face Espoo Basket (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jarvenpaa will play against JyWe in Jyvaskyla.
Top scorers:
TuNMKY: S.Salminen 23+11reb+1ast, O.Immonen 14+7reb+1ast, V.Hanninen 13+2ast, P.Luomala 11+4reb, O.Lindqvist 8+3reb+1ast, T.Jaakkola 8+2reb+1ast
Jarvenpaa: J.Viita 16+4reb+3ast, V.Tarjanne 11+9reb, J.Rautiainen 10, O.Laakkonen 9+5reb+1ast, J.Hanninen 6+2reb+5ast, A.Nieminen 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 197482


Kerava ET - Espoo Basket 76-55

Very predictable result when second ranked Kerava Energia Team (4-2) rolled over at home 8th ranked Espoo Basket (1-5) 76-55 on Friday. The game without a history. Kerava Energia Team led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kerava Energia Team forced 24 Espoo Basket turnovers. Espoo Basket was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. point guard Robert Juvonen (185-91) contributed with 9 points and 6 assists for the winners. Power forward Joonas Suotamo (209-86, college: Penn St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and Dominican forward Jose Domingues Del Villar (195-84, college: Brewton Parker) added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Espoo Basket. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Kerava Energia Team maintains second position in Division with 4-2 record behind leader Porvoon Tarmo. Espoo Basket at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth place with five games lost. Kerava Energia Team will face BC Jyvaskyla (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Espoo Basket will play against the league's leader TuNMKY in Turun.
Top scorers:
Kerava ET: E.Sahlberg 17, A.Towa 16+15reb+3ast, A.Heiskanen 12+6reb, R.Juvonen 9+4reb+6ast, R.Mua 8+5reb, T.Lapila 6+5reb+1ast
Espoo Basket: K.Nurminen 11+3reb, J.Suotamo 11+12reb+1ast, J.Domingues Del Villar 9+10reb, O.Andersen 7+4reb+2ast, M.Tammi 6+5reb+2ast, N.Dolenc 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 197481



KORISLIIGA: It was a thriller at Lapua - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 8: It was a real thriller, when Top League newcomer Korikobrat (Lapua) and last season Finnish Champion Bisons (Loimaa) met eachother tonight at Lapua. There were 17 lead changes and nine ties during the game, "Bison" Center Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) was 2/6 from the FT-line during the last 48 seconds and Bisons (6-2) had won 79-82 (41-38). Chris Commons (206-F-84, college: USC Aiken) (27pts/10rbs) and Samuel Haanpaa (203-SG-86) (23pts/9rbs) were tougher than any player on Bisons roster, but however that was not quite enough. McDade led Bisons with a double-double 21pts/18rbs.
At Salo local Vilpas defeated Kouvot (Kouvola) 88-65 (40-29). Troy Barnies (200-F-89, college: Maine) led Vilpas (2-6) with 24pts/9rbs. Shawn Atupem (200-F-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) added 24 pts. Gilberto Clavell (201-F-89, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Sam Houston St.) helped Kouvot (4-4) with 18 pts.

FoKoPo (Forssa) was down by 20 points (33-53) at 24:25 minutes, came back to the game and was almost winning finally. Karhu was more lucky at the end, though, and improved the record into 6-2. FoKoPo is now 2-6.
Lapua - Bisons 79-82 (41-38). (Chris Commons 27/10, Samuel Haanpaa 23/9, Dominique Coleman 11 - Ryan McDade 21/18, Martin Zeno 18, Jeb Ivey 18/7a. A: 574).
Vilpas - Kouvot 88-65 (40-29). (Troy Barnies 24/9, Shawn Atupem 24, Eero Lehtinen 12 - Gilberto Clavell 18/8, Antto Nikkarinen 12, Chris Hester 11. A: 940).

FoKoPo - Kauhajoki 69-71 (31-42).
(Jahmar Thorpe 21/14, Andrais Thornton 19/10, Charlie Burgess 15/7a - J'Nathan Bullock 13/7, Ilkka Vuori 11, Giordan Watson 11).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Cholet - Poitiers 86-71
Nov. 3: Nanterre - Nancy 82-78
Nov. 3: Gravelines - Le Havre 75-66
Nov. 3: Le Mans - Roanne 72-65 OT
Nov. 3: Boulazac - Paris-Levallois 71-74
Nov. 3: Limoges - Dijon 65-69
Nov. 5: Chalon - Orleans
Nov. 5: Strasbourg - ASVEL


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.2 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers18.2 
 3. King, Le Havre17.4 
 4. Diot, Paris-Levall.16.8 
 5. Jackson, AS.16.5 
 6. Fitch, Strasbourg16.0 
 7. Green, Orleans15.8 
 8. Monroe, Boulazac15.8 
 9. Lighty, Nanterre15.5 
 10. Williams, Paris-.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Monroe, Boulazac10.4 
 2. Collins, Roanne9.8 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.9.3 
 4. Green, Orleans8.0 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg7.5 
 6. Nivins, Poitiers7.4 
 7. Williams, Chalon7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 9. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 10. Camara, Gravelines6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. King, Le Havre6.8 
 2. Pellin, Orleans6.5 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.0 
 5. Schilb, Chalon5.8 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.3 
 7. Everett, Cholet5.2 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.5.2 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.8 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Blake SCHILB
  Chalon
  (200-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Schilb, Chalon2.8 
 2. Jomby, Cholet2.8 
 3. Williams, Paris-.2.8 
 4. Linehan, Nancy2.6 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.3 
 6. Wanamaker, Limoges2.2 
 7. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 8. Thompson, Le Havre2.0 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers2.0 
 10. Eldridge, Boulazac2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. King, Nancy1.8 
 2. Sy, AS.1.8 
 3. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.5 
 5. Jean-B., Chalon1.5 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.4 
 7. Vaty, Gravelines1.2 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.1.2 
 9. Osby, Orleans1.0 
 10. Vebobe, Cholet1.0 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Antibes 6-1 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 6-1 
 3. Le Portel 5-2 
 4. Maurienne 5-2 
 5. Evreux 5-2 
 6. Lille 5-2 
 7. Chalons-Reims 4-3 
 8. Rouen 4-3 
 9. St Vallier 4-3 
 10. St Quentin 4-3 
 11. Bourg 3-4 
 12. Boulogne 3-4 
 13. Charleville 2-5 
 14. Fos Ouest 2-5 
 15. Nantes 2-5 
 16. Hyeres-Toulon 2-5 
 17. Bordeaux 1-6 
 18. Denain 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 2: Antibes - Fos Ouest 98-89
Nov. 2: Chalons-Reims - Boulogne 95-82
Nov. 3: St Vallier - Bordeaux 93-87
Nov. 2: Evreux - Hyeres-Toulon 84-73
Nov. 2: Lille - Charleville 84-62
Nov. 2: Nantes - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 83-98
Nov. 2: Denain - Maurienne 81-108
Nov. 3: St Quentin - Rouen 72-78
Nov. 2: Le Portel - Bourg 71-60


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 25
 1. Brown, Maurienne25.0 
 2. McKines, Rouen21.6 
 3. Flowers, Denain21.0 
 4. Siggers, Lille20.7 
 5. Booker, St Vallier20.2 
 6. Humphrey, Bordeaux19.6 
 7. Blue, Antibes19.3 
 8. Boddicker, Pau-La.18.3 
 9. Wood, Evreux18.1 
 10. Carter, Bordeaux18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bing, Maurienne11.6 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.9 
 3. Jackson, Pau-La.10.7 
 4. Lesieu, St Quentin10.6 
 5. McKines, Rouen10.3 
 6. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.6 
 7. Rouse, St Vallier8.7 
 8. Monds, Bourg8.7 
 9. Brown, Maurienne8.6 
 10. Blue, Antibes8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Craven, St Vallier9.1 
 2. Bassett, Rouen5.9 
 3. Denave, Pau-Lacq.5.8 
 4. Huffman, Antibes5.6 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel5.4 
 6. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 7. Wood, Evreux5.1 
 8. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.9 
 9. Ordin, Pau-Lacq.4.7 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Craven, St Vallier3.1 
 2. Flowers, Denain2.3 
 3. Hannah, Evreux2.1 
 4. Calvez, Charleville2.1 
 5. Brown, Maurienne2.0 
 6. Wilson, Le Portel2.0 
 7. McIntosh, Hyeres-.2.0 
 8. McCray, Boulogne2.0 
 9. Ekanga-Ehawa, Maur.1.9 
 10. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.6 
 2. Chism, Maurienne1.6 
 3. Johnson, Chalons-.1.4 
 4. Gay, Le Portel1.3 
 5. Williams, St Quent.1.1 
 6. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.1 
 7. Henry, Nantes1.1 
 8. Jaiteh, Boulogne1.0 
 9. Coleman, Bordeaux1.0 
 10. Wesley, Rouen1.0 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Vichy - Quimper 92-64
Nov. 3: Sorgues - Challans 89-67
Nov. 3: Rennes - Angers BC 49 75-64
Nov. 3: La Rochelle - Orchy 74-72
Nov. 3: Cognac - St Chamond 73-57
Nov. 3: Rueil - Souffel 71-64
Nov. 3: CFBB - Monaco 58-101


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Fabien HERARD
  Challans
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Herard, Challans20.6 
 2. Petrovic, Orchy19.0 
 3. Thinon, Sorgues18.4 
 4. Zamroz, Sorgues18.2 
 5. Hill, Angers BC 4917.4 
 6. Kaunisto, Blois16.8 
 7. Inglis, CFBB16.2 
 8. Bankevics, St Ch.16.0 
 9. Staelens, Blois15.8 
 10. Cole, La Rochelle15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Kaunisto, Blois14.0 
 2. Calasan, Monaco10.0 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.2 
 4. Alingue, Souffel8.4 
 5. Tornato, Blois8.2 
 6. Hankins-Cole, Sorg.8.0 
 7. Sall, Rennes7.8 
 8. Raji, Quimper7.8 
 9. Inglis, CFBB7.5 
 10. Avramovic, Chart.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmed FELLAH
  Angers B.
  (180-PG-81)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Fellah, Angers B.8.3 
 2. Christophe, Monaco7.5 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.6.8 
 4. Boivin, Chartres6.3 
 5. Barbry, Orchy6.0 
 6. Mouillard, Cognac5.0 
 7. Saounera, Rueil4.8 
 8. Thomas, Vichy4.7 
 9. Cherry, Quimper4.4 
 10. M''Bodji, Souffel4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.0 
 2. Thibedore, Quimper2.8 
 3. Mouillard, Cognac2.5 
 4. Cazenobe, Souffel2.2 
 5. Pene, Rennes2.2 
 6. Bennett, Monaco2.0 
 7. Saounera, Rueil2.0 
 8. Gourari, Rueil1.8 
 9. Herard, Challans1.8 
 10. Christophe, Mona.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Davis, Blois2.4 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.0 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.8 
 4. Kolb, Quimper1.5 
 5. Tornato, Blois1.4 
 6. Ben Driss, Rennes1.3 
 7. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.2 
 9. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 10. Cazenobe, Souffel1.0 


NM1 Round 7: Cognac keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were just 7 rounds played in Regular Season of NM1 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Cognac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Cognac defeated 7th ranked Saint Chamond at home 73-57. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-57. Cognac dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Saint Chamond's 20. Cognac forced 25 Saint Chamond turnovers and had a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Romain Hillotte (197-G-91) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) answered with 10 points and 5 rebounds for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Undefeated Cognac (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Angers BC 49. Saint Chamond will play next round against Vendee Challans trying to get back on the winning streak. Cognac will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Souffelweyersheim in Souffel..
Undefeated Orchesien BC (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of fifteenth ranked La Rochelle. Visitors were edged by La Rochelle 74-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. It was a great evening for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa, agency: JEMsports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Amy M'Boma helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) responded with 20 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. La Rochelle (2-5) moved-up to thirteenth place. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the fourth position with one game lost. La Rochelle will play against higher ranked Monaco (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orchesien BC will play against JA Vichy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Souffelweyersheim (5-1) against thirteenth ranked Rueil (2-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Rueil in a tough game in Rueil 64-71. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. It was an exceptional evening for Karim Gourari who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Abdoulaye N'Diaye came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Souffelweyersheim in the defeat. Rueil moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Sorgues. Loser Souffelweyersheim keeps the third position with one game lost. Rueil will meet bottom-ranked CFBB (#16) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Souffelweyersheim will play against the league's leader Cognac (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to ninth ranked Monaco (3-2) 101-58. Sylvain Marco fired 20 points and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) 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. Monaco moved-up to seventh place. CFBB lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Monaco's next round opponent will be La Rochelle (#13) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. CFBB will play against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Angers BC 49 (3-3) and Union Rennes (3-4), which took place in Rennes. Higher ranked Angers BC 49 lost to tenth ranked Union Rennes in a road game 64-75 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for El Kabir Pene who helped to win the game recording 26 points. Union Rennes' coach Pascal Thibaud used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Union Rennes maintains tenth place with 3-4 record. Loser Angers BC 49 dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 7 Quimper was smashed by Vichy on the road 92-64. Sorgues destroyed Challans on its own court 89-67.


Rennes - Angers BC 49 75-64

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Angers BC 49 (3-3) and Union Rennes (3-4), which took place in Rennes. Higher ranked Angers BC 49 lost to tenth ranked Union Rennes in a road game 64-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Union Rennes. Angers BC 49 was better in third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Union Rennes won last quarter 20-11. Union Rennes made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Union Rennes forced 21 Angers BC 49 turnovers. It was a very good performance for Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) who helped to win the game recording 26 points. Forward Omar Sall (195-80) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Union Rennes' coach Pascal Thibaud used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward SyPir Traore (204-85) answered with 24 points and 5 rebounds and Icelandic Logi Gunnarsson (192-81) added 9 points in the effort for Angers BC 49. Newly promoted Union Rennes maintains tenth place with 3-4 record. Loser Angers BC 49 dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 26+2reb+2ast, O.Sall 13+5reb, G.Broudic 10+1ast, O.Lamothe 9+5reb, S.Ben Driss 8+2reb+1ast, J.Dessart 5+4reb+5ast
Angers BC 49: S.Traore 24+5reb+1ast, L.Gunnarsson 9+3reb+3ast, H.Suhard 8+1reb+1ast, M.Chupin 7+8reb, A.Hill 6+6reb+3ast, P.Drouault 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184752


Vichy - Quimper 92-64

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked JA Vichy (4-3) crushed at home higher ranked Quimper UJAP (4-2) 92-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. JA Vichy led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. JA Vichy outrebounded Quimper UJAP 39-22 including a 26-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Quite impressive performance for point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and center Olivier Kolb (205-87) added 10 points in the effort for Quimper UJAP. JA Vichy moved-up to sixth place. Loser Quimper UJAP keeps the fifth position with two games lost. JA Vichy will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#4) in Orchies in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimper UJAP will play at home against Rueil and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Vichy: B.Thomas 19+6reb+9ast, J.Reynolds 17+6reb+1ast, D.Tshomba 13+2reb+1ast, O.Da Silveira 11+3reb+1ast, V.Gelin 11+1reb+1ast, G.Lessort 10+7reb+3ast
Quimper: C.Raji 17+7reb+2ast, C.Cherry 12+1reb+2ast, O.Kolb 10+4reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 9+2reb+3ast, A.Mendy 8+1reb+2ast, W.Molas 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184751


La Rochelle - Orchy 74-72

Undefeated Orchesien BC (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of fifteenth ranked La Rochelle. Visitors were edged by La Rochelle 74-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. It looked good early as Orchesien BC took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then La Rochelle had a 15-11 second period charge getting the lead and Orchesien BC was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-74. It was a great evening for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa, agency: JEMsports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) responded with 20 points and naturalized American Tony Stanley (193-77, college: Dayton) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. La Rochelle (2-5) moved-up to thirteenth place. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the fourth position with one game lost. La Rochelle will play against higher ranked Monaco (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orchesien BC will play against JA Vichy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: J.Cole 28+10reb, A.M'Boma 18+8reb+5ast, F.Sahraoui 10+3reb+4ast, S.Soliman 8+1reb, D.Sylla 6+2reb, A.Thomson 2+5reb
Orchy: D.Petrovic 20+4reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 17+1reb, T.Stanley 15+5reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 10+4reb+1ast, R.Malet 4+1reb+1ast, R.Carter 4+3reb
gschID: 184749


Cognac - St Chamond 73-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Cognac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Cognac defeated 7th ranked Saint Chamond at home 73-57. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-57. Cognac dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Saint Chamond's 20. Cognac forced 25 Saint Chamond turnovers and had a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Romain Hillotte (197-91) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) answered with 10 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) added 3 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cognac (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Angers BC 49. Saint Chamond will play next round against Vendee Challans trying to get back on the winning streak. Cognac will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Souffelweyersheim in Souffel..
Top scorers:
Cognac: I.Caskill 14+9reb+2ast, R.Hillotte 13+8reb+4ast, J.Ludon 12+1reb+1ast, V.Mouillard 10+3reb+7ast, M.Choplin 9+3reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 6+2reb+6ast
St Chamond: I.Bankevics 13+1reb+1ast, R.Tillon 10+5reb+3ast, J.Landu-Bongo 10+3reb+2ast, R.Jacon 8+1reb+1ast, B.Rey 7+5reb+1ast, M.Ledoux 4+7reb
gschID: 184748


Sorgues - Challans 89-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Sorgues and 12th ranked Vendee Challans had identical 1-4 record. This time Sorgues used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Challans 89-67 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-67. Sorgues forced 21 Vendee Challans turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Quite impressive performance for forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's, agency: JEMsports) contributed with 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Bosnian-Canadian forward Boris Bakovic (201-88, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds and naturalized Guyanese forward Jean-Claude Zapha (200-91) added 16 points in the effort for Vendee Challans. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sorgues (2-4) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Rueil. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the fourteenth position with five games lost. Sorgues will face Chartres (#15) at home in the next round. Vendee Challans will play against Saint Chamond.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: C.Mansare 20+9reb+1ast, R.Zamroz 19+5ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 16+6reb, A.Thinon 16+1reb+3ast, X.Pasut 8+7reb+1ast, J.Doreau 7+5reb+7ast
Challans: F.Herard 16+6reb, J.Zapha 16+4reb+3ast, J.Rathieuville 13+1reb+4ast, B.Bakovic 10+16reb+1ast, J.Geay 4+2reb+1ast, R.Medenouvo 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 184747


Rueil - Souffel 71-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Souffelweyersheim (5-1) against thirteenth ranked Rueil (2-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Rueil in a tough game in Rueil 64-71. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. Souffelweyersheim was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was an exceptional evening for forward Karim Gourari (201-89) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (178-87) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) added 13 points respectively for Souffelweyersheim in the defeat. Rueil moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Sorgues. Loser Souffelweyersheim keeps the third position with one game lost. Rueil will meet bottom-ranked CFBB (#16) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Souffelweyersheim will play against the league's leader Cognac (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rueil: K.Gourari 19+7reb+1ast, I.Saounera 13+4reb+2ast, S.Ocokoljic 11+6reb, A.Desespringalle 10+3ast, M.Diame 8+6reb+3ast, D.Gentil 6+2reb+4ast
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 20+6reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 13+4reb+3ast, M.M'Bodji 8+3reb+1ast, F.Broliron 7+3reb+1ast, F.Minet 6+1reb, J.Alingue 6+11reb
gschID: 184755


CFBB - Monaco 58-101

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to ninth ranked Monaco (3-2) 101-58. The game without a history. Monaco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while CFBB only scored five points from the stripe. Monaco forced 21 CFBB turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by CFBB's players. Center Sylvain Marco (206-85) fired 20 points and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Forward Olivier Bardet (203-80) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Damien Inglis (203-95) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and Paul Rigot (201-95) added 15 points and 6 rebounds 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. Monaco moved-up to seventh place. CFBB lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Monaco's next round opponent will be La Rochelle (#13) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. CFBB will play against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Monaco: S.Marco 20+3reb+5ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 15+2reb+1ast, N.Calasan 13+10reb+2ast, O.Bardet 13+7reb+5ast, J.Jones 9+3reb, D.Vebobe 8+2reb+1ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 19+7reb+3ast, P.Rigot 15+6reb, Y.Smock 11+5reb+1ast, A.Leboeuf 4+1reb+3ast, L.Loubaki 3, L.Dussoulier 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184753



Cholet release Romain Duport - by Eurobasket News

Romain Duport (215-C-86) is leaving Cholet. The centre has agreed on terms of contract termination with the team. Romain Duport joined the team back in 2010. Last season he notched 4.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in EuroCup. The centre also delivered 5.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in ProA. Romain Duport however suffered a knee injury in the summer. He is still going through a rehabilitation period and have not appeared on the court since.


ProB Round 7: Olympique Antibes keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

After 7 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProB and who belongs to weaker ones.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Olympique Antibes defeated 13th ranked Fos Ouest at home 98-89. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 30-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olympique Antibes made 37-of-49 free shots (75.5 percent) during the game, while Fos Ouest only scored nine points from the stripe. Olympique Antibes forced 19 Fos Ouest turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for naturalized American guard Shaun Fein (191-78, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) helped adding 27 points. At the losing side American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) responded with 28 points. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Fos Ouest will play next round against Saint-Quentin trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne on the road.
Bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked Aix-Maurienne (5-2) 108-81. It was an exceptional evening for American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. Erroyl Bing accounted for 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) came up with 28 points and 6 rebounds for Denain Voltaire 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. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Denain Voltaire at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against Saint Vallier (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Denain Voltaire will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: Bordeaux lost to St Vallier on the opponent's court 87-93. St Quentin unfortunately lost to Rouen in a home game 72-78. Charleville was rolled over Lille on the road 62-84. Evreux defeated Hyeres-Toulon on its own court 84-73. Pau-Lacq-Orthez beat Nantes in a road game 98-83. Le Portel won against Bourg at home 71-60. Boulogne unfortunately lost to Chalons-Reims on the opponent's court 82-95.


St Vallier - Bordeaux 93-87

Very expected game when 17th ranked Bordeaux (1-6) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Saint Vallier (4-3) 93-87. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 10-point deficit before their 30-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Saint Vallier made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Saint Vallier outrebounded Bordeaux 40-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. American swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) accounted for 27 points for the winning side. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach Laurent Pluvy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 22 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) added 18 points respectively for Bordeaux in the defeat. Saint Vallier have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bordeaux lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with six games lost. Saint Vallier will play against higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#4) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bordeaux will play at home against Chalons-Reims (#7) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: R.Booker 27+3reb+1ast, E.Craven 22+4reb+10ast, C.Rouse 15+13reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 10+4reb, H.Disy 8+11reb, F.Tortosa 7+2reb
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 22+9reb+1ast, G.Darrigand 18+3ast, R.Dardaine 12+1reb+2ast, K.Thalien 9+3reb+2ast, M.Guichard 9+1reb+2ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 179292


St Quentin - Rouen 72-78

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked SPO Rouen (4-3) defeated on the road 7th ranked Saint-Quentin (4-3) 78-72. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-18 Saint-Quentin's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 78-72 at the end of the game. Saint-Quentin was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) who led the winners and scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. The former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) came up with 10 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Olivier Romain (182-88) added 10 points and 5 assists respectively for Saint-Quentin in the defeat. Saint-Quentin's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SPO Rouen moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Saint-Quentin. SPO Rouen will play against higher ranked ALM Evreux (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint-Quentin will play against Fos Ouest and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rouen: O.Bassett 26+9reb, G.Chathuant 16+8reb, W.McKines 12+7reb+1ast, T.Wesley 10+6reb+2ast, M.Diarra 6+4reb, P.Da Silva 3+2reb+7ast
St Quentin: J.Ball 11+1ast, D.Williams 10+7reb+2ast, O.Romain 10+2reb+5ast, J.Lesieu 8+9reb, K.Bichard 8+3reb+2ast, M.Badiane 8+6reb
gschID: 179289


Antibes - Fos Ouest 98-89

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Olympique Antibes defeated 13th ranked Fos Ouest at home 98-89. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 30-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olympique Antibes made 37-of-49 free shots (75.5 percent) during the game, while Fos Ouest only scored nine points from the stripe. Olympique Antibes forced 19 Fos Ouest turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for naturalized American guard Shaun Fein (191-78, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) helped adding 27 points. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) responded with 28 points and naturalized Algerian swingman Karim Atamna (194-80) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Fos Ouest will play next round against Saint-Quentin trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne on the road.
Top scorers:
Antibes: A.Hilliard 27+1reb+2ast, S.Fein 26+3reb+1ast, T.Blue 15+8reb+4ast, M.Badiane 12+11reb, T.Huffman 5+1reb+4ast, G.Yango 5+1reb
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 28+3reb+2ast, K.Atamna 22+7reb+3ast, M.Dia 8+3reb+2ast, I.Soumahoro 7+6ast, S.Giffa 6+4reb+1ast, P.Haquet 5
gschID: 179288


Lille - Charleville 84-62

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-5) was rolled over on the road by seventh ranked Lille Metropole (5-2) 84-62. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 27-4 run, which allowed them to win the game. Lille Metropole dominated on the defensive end, holding Charleville-Mezieres to just 4 points in fourth quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Charleville-Mezieres' players. It was an exceptional evening for American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). His fellow American import power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) accounted for 12 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) came up with 9 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: JEMsports) added 19 points respectively for Charleville-Mezieres in the defeat. Charleville-Mezieres' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lille Metropole have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Lille Metropole will play against JL Bourg (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Denain Voltaire and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 24+9reb+3ast, L.Akono 21+2reb+2ast, M.Tensorer 13+2reb+3ast, S.Bradford 12+14reb+3ast, B.Gillet 7+3ast, N.Taccoen 4+6reb+1ast
Charleville: P.Sanders 19+3reb, V.Pridotkas 16+2reb, T.Toney 9+14reb+1ast, F.Calvez 9+4reb+4ast, N.Racon 7+5reb+1ast, D.Pistre 2+1reb
gschID: 179294


Evreux - Hyeres-Toulon 84-73

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked ALM Evreux (5-2) beat at home 16th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (2-5) 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by ALM Evreux. Hyeres-Toulon was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hyeres-Toulon 35-21 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. ALM Evreux players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. point guard Axel Julien (185-92) came up with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and American guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St.) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for Hyeres-Toulon in the defeat. Five ALM Evreux and four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. ALM Evreux will play against SPO Rouen (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Nantes (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 20+11reb+12ast, C.Hannah 18+3reb+3ast, D.Reed 11+5reb, L.Konate 11+3reb+3ast, S.Ho You Fat 10+5reb+1ast, L.Sambe 6+4reb+3ast
Hyeres-Toulon: A.Julien 16+1reb+5ast, T.Dials 12+4reb+1ast, A.Salmon 12+4reb, C.McIntosh 11+4reb+5ast, N.Kali 8+2reb+1ast, J.Newson 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 179293


Nantes - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 83-98

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Nantes (2-5) was defeated at home by second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (6-1) 98-83. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Nantes was better in fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez forced 20 Nantes turnovers and outrebounded them 36-19 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) came up with 17 points and the other American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points respectively for Nantes in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Antibes. Nantes at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Le Portel (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nantes will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: C.Jackson 20+9reb+2ast, A.Mendy 18+9reb+2ast, B.Boddicker 18+3reb+2ast, I.Ordin 15+4reb+5ast, J.Morency 10+3reb, D.Denave 10+6reb+11ast
Nantes: J.Mathis 17+3reb+1ast, T.Henry 13+3reb+1ast, C.Ferchaud 11+1reb+3ast, N.Gayon 9+4reb+1ast, L.Corbett 9+2reb+2ast, E.Mendy 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179291


Le Portel - Bourg 71-60

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Le Portel (5-2) won against at home 8th ranked JL Bourg (3-4) 71-60. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. JL Bourg was better in third quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Le Portel forced 20 JL Bourg turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Jerome Sanchez (197-90) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for JL Bourg in the defeat. Le Portel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-2 record behind leader Antibes, which they share with 3 other teams. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. They share it with Boulogne. Le Portel will play against league's second-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JL Bourg will play against Lille Metropole (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: D.Wilson 16+9reb+2ast, C.Bronchard 14+4reb+3ast, S.Gay 13+7reb, B.Mangin 10+3reb+5ast, A.Charles 9+2reb+2ast, R.Taylor 4+5reb+2ast
Bourg: M.Sonko 16+7reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 14+5reb+1ast, P.Braud 8+2reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 7+4reb+1ast, A.Gomis 5+6reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 4+3ast
gschID: 179290


Denain - Maurienne 81-108

Bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked Aix-Maurienne (5-2) 108-81. The game without a history. Aix-Maurienne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Aix-Maurienne outrebounded Denain Voltaire 43-31 including 21 on the offensive glass. Denain Voltaire was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) accounted for 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) came up with 28 points and 6 rebounds and Chrislain Cairo (200-91) added 13 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for Denain Voltaire 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. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Denain Voltaire at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against Saint Vallier (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Denain Voltaire will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 30+14reb+2ast, G.Clerc 13+4reb+5ast, E.Bing 13+12reb+5ast, W.Chism 11+2ast, S.Darnauzan 10+2reb+3ast, M.Traore 8+4reb
Denain: J.Flowers 28+6reb+1ast, C.Cairo 13+6reb, M.Kitts 8+4reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 8+1reb+1ast, L.Humphrey 8+2reb+3ast, A.Liorel 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 179287


Chalons-Reims - Boulogne 95-82

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Chalons-Reims and 12th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne had identical 3-3 record. This time Chalons-Reims used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Boulogne 95-82. The hosts were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 32-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims forced 20 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American-Irish point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 assists. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) accounted for 26 points for the winning side. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for SO Maritime Boulogne in the defeat. Five SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Chalons-Reims (4-3) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. They share it with Bourg. Chalons-Reims will play against Bordeaux (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader Olympique Antibes (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: A.Tsagarakis 26+1reb+1ast, B.Mullins 18+4reb+8ast, K.Corre 12+3reb+2ast, P.Beye 9+5reb+3ast, P.Poupet 8+1reb+1ast, J.Burrell 8+8reb
Boulogne: K.Horton 18+6reb, J.Rousselle 17+1reb+4ast, M.Jaiteh 15+8reb, A.Rowland 15+11reb+6ast, V.Bigote 10+4reb+1ast, K.Cunningham 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 179286



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 3: ABA Strumica - Vardar 90-72
Nov. 3: Pelister Bitola - Feni Indistrija 74-100
Nov. 3: Rabotnicki - Lirija 73-70
Nov. 4: Kumanovo - Kozuv


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Dime TASOVSKI
  Lirija
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 17
 1. Tasovski, Lirija17.0 
 2. Jevdic, ABA S.16.0 
 3. Bogoev, ABA S.16.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.0 
 5. Janjusevic, ABA S.13.0 
 6. Sharper, Rabotnicki12.5 
 7. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.12.0 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar11.5 
 9. Kostevski, Vardar10.5 
 10. Petrovski, Vardar10.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja JELESIJEVIC
  Rabot.
  (210-C/F-79)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Jelesijevic, Rabot.10.5 
 2. Radunovic, Lirija9.0 
 3. Kerkez, Vardar7.0 
 4. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.0 
 5. Arsic, ABA S.5.5 
 6. Amoke, Rabotnicki5.5 
 7. Tasovski, Lirija5.5 
 8. Ugrinovski, Lirija5.0 
 9. Balazs, ABA S.5.0 
 10. Jevdic, ABA S.4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.4.0 
 2. Jevdic, ABA S.3.0 
 3. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 4. Gocevski, ABA S.3.0 
 5. Janjusevic, ABA S.3.0 
 6. Stajic, Lirija2.5 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija2.5 
 8. Lazarevski, Vardar2.5 
 9. Spasev, ABA S.2.0 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Predrag PAJIC
  Vardar
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pajic, Vardar3.5 
 2. Balazs, ABA S.3.0 
 3. Stajic, Lirija2.5 
 4. Lazarevski, Vardar2.0 
 5. Ugrinovski, Lirija2.0 
 6. Bogoev, ABA S.2.0 
 7. Sharper, Rabotnicki2.0 
 8. Arsic, ABA S.2.0 
 9. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.1.5 
 10. Jevdic, ABA S.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni SIMIC
  Lirija
  (210-C-76)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Simic, Lirija1.5 
 2. Tasovski, Lirija1.5 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija1.0 
 4. Arsic, ABA S.1.0 
 5. Gocevski, ABA S.0.5 
 6. Kerkez, Vardar0.5 
 7. Avramovski, Rabot.0.5 
 8. Mihajloski, Rabot.0.5 
 9. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.5 
 10. Amoke, Rabotnicki0.5 



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 3: Armia - Samedicino 95-45
Nov. 3: Olimpi - Batumi 94-63
Nov. 3: MIA Academy - TSU Tbilisi 82-68
Nov. 2: Kutaisi - STU Tbilisi 76-63
Nov. 3: Dinamo Tbilisi - Rustavi 64-78

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 9: Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi
Nov. 10: Sokhumi - Batumi
Nov. 10: MIA Academy - Rustavi
Nov. 10: Olimpi - TSU Tbilisi
Nov. 10: Armia - STU Tbilisi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi24.5 
 2. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.23.7 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.22.0 
 4. Bakradze, TSU T.20.7 
 5. Bowie, Rustavi20.3 
 6. Fatsatsia, Olimpi19.5 
 7. Prewitt, MIA A.18.0 
 8. Nelson, Rustavi17.0 
 9. Nanitashvili, Batu.16.3 
 10. Matiashvili, Kuta.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi13.5 
 2. Aselaini, TSU T.12.0 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.0 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.11.0 
 5. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.11.0 
 6. Matiashvili, Kutai.9.7 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi9.0 
 8. Prewitt, MIA A.8.7 
 9. Kjellbom, Armia8.0 
 10. Keshelava, Batumi7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.10.5 
 2. Sokk, Olimpi6.5 
 3. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.0 
 4. Baakashvili, Sokhu.5.5 
 5. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.3 
 6. Chkareuli, TSU T.5.3 
 7. Didia, Kutaisi5.0 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi4.7 
 9. Rogava, MIA A.4.0 
 10. Kadaria, Sokhumi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Dzidziguri, STU T.3.3 
 3. Vaughn, MIA A.3.0 
 4. Barbakadze, Kutaisi2.3 
 5. Dekanoidze, Sokhu.2.0 
 6. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.2.0 
 8. Chachanidze, Rust.2.0 
 9. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 10. Tukvadze, Samed.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.4.7 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.7 
 3. Tukvadze, Samed.1.3 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.1.3 
 5. Kjellbom, Armia1.0 
 6. Milosevic, Olimpi1.0 
 7. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 8. Sharabidze, Armia1.0 
 9. Kvelashvili, Batumi1.0 
 10. Revazashvili, Sam.0.7 


Superleague Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked MIA as it allowed them to take a leadership position. MIA defeated 7th ranked TSU in Tbilisi 82-68. The game was mostly controlled by MIA. TSU managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA forced 24 TSU turnovers. It was a great shooting night for MIA especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by TSU's players. 24 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) helped adding 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. MIA's coach Giorgos Ketselidis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Serzhi Aselaini with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. MIA have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with two games lost. TSU will play next round against strong Olimpi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena of Olimpi. MIA will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Energy Invest in Rustavi.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Dinamo Tbilisi (2-1) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Energy Invest (3-0) 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Kyle Nelson accounted for 21 points and 8 rebounds. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) came up with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Dinamo Tbilisi in the defeat. Energy Invest have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Energy Invest will play against league's leader MIA in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dinamo Tbilisi will play on the road against Kutaisi (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#6) and Samedicino-Academia (#8). Armia (2-0) crushed visiting Samedicino-Academia (0-3) by 50 points 95-45. The best player for the winners was George Jgerenaia who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Giorgi Revazashvili who recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Loser Samedicino-Academia still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Batumi and STU Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.

In the last two games of round 3 winless Batumi lost to undefeated Olimpi on the opponent's court 63-94. Kutaisi managed to outperform STU Tbilisi in a home game 76-63.


Armia - Samedicino 95-45

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#6) and Samedicino-Academia (#8). Armia (2-0) crushed visiting Samedicino-Academia (0-3) by 50 points 95-45. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Samedicino-Academia to an opponent 18.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 49.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Armia forced 22 Samedicino-Academia turnovers and outrebounded them 52-38 including a 38-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Armia looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Samedicino-Academia's players. The best player for the winners was forward George Jgerenaia (206-90, college: N.Georgia) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Irakli Sakvarelidze (201-86, college: Dominican, NY) chipped in 13 points. Five Armia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Giorgi Revazashvili (208-91) who recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds and center Roman Tukvadze (201-91) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Loser Samedicino-Academia still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Batumi and STU Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi STU.
Top scorers:
Armia: I.Sakvarelidze 13+4reb+3ast, C.Millage 12+3reb+4ast, L.Parghalava 10+4reb+4ast, J.Kjellbom 10+8reb, G.Jgerenaia 10+11reb, Z.Babiashvili 8+2reb
Samedicino: G.Revazashvili 14+8reb, R.Tukvadze 9+6reb+1ast, D.Kordzadze 4+1reb, I.Gabisonia 4+3reb, G.Periashvili 4+5reb, D.Artsividze 3
gschID: 204984


MIA Academy - TSU Tbilisi 82-68

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked MIA as it allowed them to take a leadership position. MIA defeated 7th ranked TSU in Tbilisi 82-68. The game was mostly controlled by MIA. TSU managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA forced 24 TSU turnovers. It was a great shooting night for MIA especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by TSU's players. 24 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) helped adding 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. MIA's coach Giorgos Ketselidis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Serzhi Aselaini with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) scored 24 points. MIA have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with two games lost. TSU will play next round against strong Olimpi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena of Olimpi. MIA will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Energy Invest in Rustavi.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 22+12reb+2ast, B.Lezhava 17+2reb+2ast, C.Prewitt 15+5reb+4ast, I.Londaridze 6+2reb+1ast, Z.Antadze 5+4reb+1ast, R.Rogava 5+1reb
TSU Tbilisi: G.Bakradze 24+1reb, S.Aselaini 13+11reb+1ast, L.Nozadze 6+3reb, G.Tetelashvili 6+2reb+3ast, G.Khaniashvili 5+4reb+1ast, D.Khizanishvili 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 204983


Dinamo Tbilisi - Rustavi 64-78

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Dinamo Tbilisi (2-1) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Energy Invest (3-0) 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Energy Invest. Dinamo Tbilisi was better in fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energy Invest dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 20. They outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 42-31 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) accounted for 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) came up with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian center Milan Oluic (210-84) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Dinamo Tbilisi in the defeat. Four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Energy Invest have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Energy Invest will play against league's leader MIA in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dinamo Tbilisi will play on the road against Kutaisi (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: K.Nelson 21+8reb+1ast, N.Bowie 20+11reb+6ast, L.Tsekvava 9+6reb+1ast, M.Chochua 9+3reb+2ast, R.Atanelishvili 6+4reb+1ast, L.Khmelidze 5+3reb
Dinamo Tbilisi: L.Karim 17+5reb+5ast, B.Chikviladze 16+3reb+2ast, M.Oluic 12+10reb, I.Lezhava 10+5reb+4ast, F.Clayman 4+5reb+1ast, Z.Liluashvili 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 204982


Olimpi - Batumi 94-63

Rather expected game in Tbilisi where bottom-ranked Batumi (0-3) was crushed by leader Olimpi (2-0) 94-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpi. Batumi managed to win fourth quarter 22-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpi shot 17 for 26 from the free-throw line, while Batumi only scored one point from the stripe. They outrebounded Batumi 55-28 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Olimpi looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Levan Fatsatsia who scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds. Five Olimpi players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Giorgi Nanitashvili (187-90) who recorded 27 points and naturalized Russian center Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-81) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olimpi moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Loser Batumi still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with STU Tbilisi and Samedicino. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi TSU.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: N.Tenieshvili 18+1reb+1ast, S.Sokk 16+5reb+6ast, L.Fatsatsia 14+9reb+5ast, I.Mikeladze 12+3reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 10+16reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 10+2reb+3ast
Batumi: G.Nanitashvili 27+2reb+2ast, G.Kvelashvili 12+5reb+2ast, A.Eliashvili 8+7reb+2ast, L.Keshelava 6+8reb+1ast, M.Ninua 3+4ast, N.Kokobinadze 2
gschID: 204981


Kutaisi - STU Tbilisi 76-63

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Kutaisi (2-1) defeated at home bottom-ranked STU (0-3) 76-63 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Kutaisi. STU managed to win fourth quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kutaisi forced 22 STU turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Buba Kvimsadze (195-82) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Four Kutaisi players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) who recorded 11 points and 4 assists and forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) added 10 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kutaisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Dinamo Tbilisi. Loser STU still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Batumi and Samedicino. Kutaisi will meet at home Dinamo Tbilisi (#5) in the next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 17+9reb+2ast, T.Babunashvili 12+1reb+2ast, B.Kvimsadze 11+5reb+3ast, D.Barbakadze 10+2reb+2ast, Z.Pashayev 10+3reb+5ast, R.Didia 5+5reb+6ast
STU Tbilisi: V.Janashia 11+4reb, G.Pirvelashvili 11+4reb+4ast, Z.Korkotadze 10+4reb+2ast, S.Shermadini 9+4reb+2ast, G.Kuchava 6+3reb+2ast, A.Dzidziguri 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 204980



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 90-57
Nov. 3: TBB Trier - ALBA 80-88
Nov. 3: NY Phantoms - MBC 70-76
Nov. 3: Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm 69-80
Nov. 3: s.Oliver Baskets - B.Muenchen 68-59
Nov. 4: Bremerhaven - Neckar L'burg
Nov. 4: Bayreuth - LTi 46ers
Nov. 4: Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers
Nov. 4: Brose Baskets - Fraport SKY


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.20.2 
 2. Brooks, LTi 46ers18.7 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.1 
 4. Thompson, ALBA16.4 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.3 
 6. Taylor, Neckar L.16.2 
 7. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 8. Peacock, Fraport14.5 
 9. Wood, ALBA14.4 
 10. Chubb, EWE Baske.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.0 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.2 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.1 
 4. McGhee, Bayreuth7.3 
 5. Nash, Walter T.7.0 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.7.0 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.8 
 9. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.6 
 10. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.2 
 2. Harris, LTi 46ers5.2 
 3. White, Phoenix4.4 
 4. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 5. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 6. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 7. Bailey, Bayreuth3.8 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.7 
 9. Schaffartzik, ALBA3.6 
 10. Jones, Fraport S.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jacob BURTSCHI
  Bremerha.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.5 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.2.2 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 5. Halperin, B.Mue.1.7 
 6. Djedovic, ALBA1.6 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 8. Jones, Fraport SKY1.5 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. White, Phoenix1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 3. Zirbes, Brose B.1.6 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 6. Nachbar, Brose B.1.2 
 7. Ford, Brose Baske.1.2 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Chubb, EWE Baskets1.0 
 10. Morrison, Bremerh.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 2: Finke Baskets - Vechta 94-99 OT
Nov. 2: Cuxhaven - ETB Wohnbau 94-99
Nov. 2: Gotha - Heidelberg 93-98
Nov. 2: Goettingen - Duesseldorf 92-77
Nov. 2: Kirchheim - Jena 84-94
Nov. 2: NBC - Leipzig 83-81
Nov. 2: Chemnitz - Crailsheim 80-71
Nov. 2: Karlsruhe - Ehingen 70-69


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Brazelton, NBC23.3 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven21.7 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.7 
 4. Adams, Finke B.18.4 
 5. Jost, Finke Baske.18.3 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven18.0 
 7. Williams, Vechta17.7 
 8. Barker, Jena17.4 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.9 
 10. Richardson, Karls.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.3 
 2. Thompson, NBC10.5 
 3. Richardson, Karls.9.0 
 4. Dennis, Finke B.8.0 
 5. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.0 
 6. Unterluggaue., Ehi.7.7 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz7.5 
 8. Jost, Finke Baske.7.4 
 9. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.4 
 10. Henley, ETB W.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets8.3 
 2. Williams, Vechta6.0 
 3. Smith, Gotha5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.3 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz5.3 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.0 
 7. Brazelton, NBC4.8 
 8. Coleman, Crailsheim4.7 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Williams, Vechta3.5 
 2. Bynum, Chemnitz2.7 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 6. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.9 
 7. Aud, Finke Baskets1.9 
 8. Johnson, Duesseld.1.9 
 9. Doerksen, Vechta1.8 
 10. Harris, Goettingen1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. De Michael, NBC1.7 
 3. Thompson, NBC1.7 
 4. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.6 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.1 
 7. Menck, Karlsruhe1.1 
 8. Lathan, Gotha1.0 
 9. Lischka, Crailsheim1.0 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Rist Wedel 6-0 
 2. Herten Lions 5-1 
 3. Schwelm 5-1 
 4. BSW Sixers 4-2 
 5. Dorsten 3-3 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-3 
 7. Hannover 2-4 
 8. SU Medien 2-4 
 9. MTV Wolfenbuettel 2-4 
 10. Wulfen 2-4 
 11. Oldenburg 2-4 
 12. Stahnsdorf 0-6 
Group South
 1. Dragons 6-0 
 2. Hanau 5-1 
 3. Fraport SKY II 4-2 
 4. Weissenhorn 4-2 
 5. Noerdlingen 3-3 
 6. Langen 3-3 
 7. Leitershofen 3-3 
 8. Licher Baeren 3-3 
 9. Bayer Giants 2-4 
 10. Dresden 2-4 
 11. Konstanz 1-5 
 12. TSV Troester 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Nov. 3: Rist Wedel - Wulfen 99-76
Nov. 3: Schwelm - Herten Lions 88-93
Nov. 3: Recklinghausen - SU Medien 88-79
Nov. 3: BSW Sixers - Stahnsdorf 80-72
Nov. 3: Hannover - MTV Wolfenbuettel 78-87
Nov. 3: Oldenburg - Dorsten 77-81

South

Nov. 3: Noerdlingen - Leitershofen 99-88
Nov. 3: Bayer Giants - TSV Troester 88-71
Nov. 3: Hanau - Weissenhorn 85-80
Nov. 1: Dresden - Dragons 83-87
Nov. 3: Licher Baeren - Konstanz 81-66
Nov. 3: Fraport SKY II - Langen 103-53


Kris Douse posts double-double in debut for Aschersleben - by Moritz Korff

Kris Douse (198-F-86, college: Point Park) made his debut for the BG Aschersleben Tigers in the 1. Regionalliga North on Saturday. The Canadian forward who holds a British passport had 26 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in his first game, a 100-109 loss at EBC Rostock. He started the season in the Czech Republic, but left NBL team Turi Svitavy after four games played.
Douse spent his college career at Nebraska, Delaware State (both NCAA Division 1) and NAIA school Point Park. He was named All-NAIA D2 Honorable Mention following his senior season. Last year, his first as a professional, the 26-year-old Toronto, Canada, native played for BBL team Liverpool Mersey Tigers and Keflavik of Iceland.



UBC Hannover Tigers land Daniel Boahene - by Moritz Korff

Daniel Boahene (202-F-90) has joined 2. Bundesliga Pro B team UBC Hannover. The 22-year-old power forward started this current season with TSV Neustadt in the 2. Regionalliga North-West. He appeared in four games on the TSV team, averaging eight points a contest. Last season Boahene scored 11.1 points per game for Hannover Korbjaeger, another team of the 2. RLN-West.
Meanwhile, the Tigers will add another American player for the 4/5 spot shortly, after they had parted company with Tyrone Nared (203-F, college: Oregon) earlier this season.



Sebastian Greene has left the Duesseldorf Baskets - by Moritz Korff

Sebastian Greene (203-F-84, college: Fordham) has left Pro A side Duesseldorf Baskets, the team unveiled on its website. Greene was Duesseldorf's second leading scorer (12.7 ppg) and led the team in rebounds per game (6.2rpg) this season. The 28-year-old German departed due to personal reasons. With Greene leaving the Duesseldorf Baskets only have five Germans left on their roster. Headcoach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances) already had to do without Greene in an away game at BG Goettingen on Friday. His team lost 77-92.


Reggie Redding (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) I Think That I Am A Better Shooter Than What I Get Credit For - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Reggie Redding (196-G-88, college: Villanova) is a 24 year old 196cm guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is starting his third professional season and second with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He played at Villanova (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing atotal of 124 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played 23 games: 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 39.5%, FT: 63.8%. In 2010-2011, he played his rookie season for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-Division A): Cyprus League: 16 games: 9.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 73.9%; EuroChallenge: 8 games: 7.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 62.5%. Last season for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen he played 34 games: 13.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.3apg, Steals-3 (1.4spg), FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 69.0%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen finished last season in 12th place. Does the team feel a lot of pressure to defend that position or even end up higher?


No I dont think that we feel that much pressure. Our goal is to be better than last season. The expectations are very high for us this season. We will play the best that we can and if it is enough at the end for the playoffs we will see.


A strength in the team is the chemistry and keeping the team intact. A weakness is a thin rotation. How will the team be successful this season?

I think we will have a nice 7-8 man rotation. I think most of the production will come from the guys form last season. We picked up Johannes Lischka and I believe that he wil help us very much. We will play different lineups. Sometimes we can play small or big which will give us match up problems with other teams.


Douglas Davis comes from the NCAA. He had a tough pre season. How do you help him on the court?

I think that he will be ok. I have told him that last season we struggled as a team at the start and guys like Vaughn Duggins and myself struggled, but after a while we picked it up. He has to get used to the Beko BBL. I think with experience that he will get better.


Kenny Frease comes from Xavier and is also a Beko BBL rookie. What player does he remind you of and can he make the break through in the Beko BBL?

With his size, he reminds me a lot of John Bryant from ratiopharm Ulm. Bryant has more experience and is more known, but I think that Kenny can make it. He has a nice touch around the rim and a nice jump shot.


Sometimes in warm ups Johannes Lischka hits three pointer after three pointer. The only thing missing is a blindfold. What has been the most amazing thing that you have seen him do on the court so far?

His big body and size will help us at that position. He is a lot more athletic that I thought and I never thought that he could dunk. He can post up against smaller players. I think that he will take us to another level with his play.


How important was head coach Igor Perovic for the success of the Walter Tigers Tuebingen last season?

He was very important for our success. He kept believing in us even after we started 0-6. He kept the confidence and never panicked even when other coaches would have. He kept the good attitude and we just wanted to play for him and be successful and always strived to get better.


You are one of the top 5 players in the Beko BBL, but no one seems to know it. Are you sad that you dont get more recognition except maybe in Tuebingen?

I have been dealing with that all my life kind of being under the radar. Many people dont know how good I can be. But that doesnt matter. I just try to do whatever I can to help my team win. People not knowing this isnt going to change the way I play.


What is a strength inyour game that isnt always noticed?

I think that I am a lot better shooter than for what I get credit for. Last season opponents often let me shoot. I worked a lot on my shot last summer. I think that I do man ythings well and no one thing great. This has helped me become the complete player that I am today.


What things do you still need to work on your game?

I can work on a lot of things, but mainly the small fundamental things. I can improve my foot work and the walk and call. I also can get better at finishing at the basket and keeping my opponent scoreless on defense.


You are from Philadelphia. Who were your NBA idols? I am sure Allen Iverson was one of them?

Yes everyone loved Allen Iverson in Philadelphia. I also liked Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.


What is your memory of the NCAA Sweet 16 run in 2008?

I remember losing to Kansas that later became NCAA champion. I also remember our NCAA Final 4 loss to North Carolina that later won it all.


You played two years with 2010 Eurochallenge winner with BG Goettingen Dwayne Anderson. What is your nicest memory of him?

It was fun playing with Dwayne. He was so athletic and I remember how agreesive he was attacking the rim and getting rebounds. I talk to him a lot now. He is a good player and guy. I am looking forward to playing against him and my buddy Allan Ray of Ulm.


You played your rookie season in Cyprus with Anthony King. How did he make you laugh?

It was funny when I first came to Cyprus, I knew nothing about the city or how to get around. Anthony King then became my roommate. He helped me with everything and acted like abig brother. I probably would not had made it there as a rookie without his help. I really appreciate what he did for me. He is a good friend.


What were the most free throws that you made in a row in practice?

Around 40.


What was your most crazy shot that you made in a game?

I made a half court shot to win a game in Cyprus.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

El Cantante with Will Ferril.


Thanks Reggie for the chat.





Cameron Wells Replaces Douglas Davis For The Walter TIgers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After five Beko BBL games, the Walter tIgers Tuebingen have decided to make a change by replacing American point guard rookie Douglas Davis with American Cameron Wells (185-PG-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Citadel). Davis who had had a stellar basketball career at Princeton came to Tuebingen, but was unable to fulfill the expectations as he averaged 3,2ppg in eight minutes per game. Cameron Wells is a 24 year old 185cm point guard from Houston, Texas that is playing his second professional season. Last season he played for : Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-4 (3.6apg), Steals-1 (2.4spg), FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 78.1% and this past summer 2012 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Milwaukee Bucks): 4 games: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg. "Cameron plays with a lot of energy. That was missing in our game. His aggressive attitude on defense and potential on offense will help us a lot", stressed Tigers head coach Igor Perovic.


Wells started his basketball career at Citadel in 2007 where he played until 2011. In hiss enior year, he played 32 games: 17.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 24.7%, FT: 82.7%. He played a total of 127 NCAA games. Already in his freshman year, he showed the potential that he had playing 30 games: 14.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3Pts: 30.1%, FT: 65.3%. "No matter what coach Perovic wants me to do, I will do it. I am in good shape and am ready for the challenge. I am burning to play", stressed Cameron Wells. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Southern Conf. All-Freshman Team -08
All-Southern Conf. Freshman of the Year -08, NABC Division I All-District 22 First Team -09, Southern Conf. South Division Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -09, All-Southern Conf. 2nd Team -09, All-Southern Conf. 1st Team -10, 11, NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team -10, 11, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -12
Dutch Cup Semifinals -12, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention -12, and Dutch Eredivisie Semifinals -12


Source: Walter TIgers Tuebingen



Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) It Is Always A Tough Game At Artland - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


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

A big 83-72 win at home over MBC. At halftime, MBC seemed to have shocked ratiopharm Ulm leading 41-36. What was giving Ulm the biggest problems in the first half?

They came out very aggressive attacking the basket

What did Thorsten Leibenath tell the team to do better in the second half?

We needed to be more aggressive defensively against their pick n roll.


How happy were you with the overall defense in this game. The team held MBC to only 72 points?

We have played better defense in spurts. We need to keep working to up our defensive intensity to 40 mins.

What was your impression of MBC? They have had a slow start.

MBC plays sound basketball, they have lost some close games.


What was your impression of MBC forward Kelly Beidler? What wa sit like battling him down low?

He was playing the wing against us.

The next game is against the Artland Dragons.This will be a real test. What can we expect from this game and what will be key in getting the win?

It is always a tough game at Artland. They started off slow but have bounced back the last 4 games. Controlling the pace of the game and limiting transition baskets is key.

How surprised were you that the Dallas Mavericks upset the Los Angeles Lakers without Dirk Nowitski and Chris Kamin?

Not that surprised, the Lakers haven't won a game all season. They are still figuring out how to put the pieces together.

Is the new James Bond movie Skylfall one you will pay money to watch?

As a matter of fact, me and my teammates were in the theatre opening night courtesy of Ulm management.

Thanks Dane for the chat.





ProB Round 6: #1 SG Schwelmer Baskets are defeated by Herten Lions - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated SG Schwelmer Baskets (5-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Herten Lions (5-1) 93-88. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of SG Schwelmer Baskets. It was a key game for the second position in Group North. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Herten Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to SG Schwelmer Baskets' 38 and made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) with 26 points. Herten Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with Schwelm. Herten Lions is looking forward to face RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Recklinghausen (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Hanau. Second ranked host Hanau (5-1) defeated one of their biggest challengers Weissenhorn Youngstars (4-2) 85-80. Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) notched 20 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and Marian Schick supported him with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Even 17 points and 9 rebounds by naturalized Ukrainian center Maksym Shtein (206-80, agency: Limelight Hoops) did not help to save the game for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Hanau maintains second position in Group South with 5-1 record behind leader Dragons. Weissenhorn Youngstars at the other side keep the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Fraport SKY II. Hanau will play against Dresden (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against Bayer Giants (#9) in Leverkusen and hope to get back on the winning track.
ProB top team - SC Rist Wedel (6-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BSV Wulfen (2-4) 99-76. The best player for the winners was Davey Hopkins who scored 25 points and 6 assists. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Anthony Young who recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds. Undefeated SC Rist Wedel have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 6-0 record. Loser BSV Wulfen dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. SC Rist Wedel will meet Spot Up Medien Baskets (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSV Wulfen will play against Hannover Tigers in Hannover and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (6-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Dresden (2-4) 87-83. It was a good game for Geddes Robinson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Dragons Rhoendorf have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group South with 6-0 record. Newly promoted Dresden dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf's next round opponent will be TV 1862 Langen (#6) at home where they are favorite. Dresden will play against the league's second-placed Hanau.
Bottom-ranked RSV Eintracht (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked BSW Sixers (4-2) 80-72 on Saturday evening. Jeremie Simmons scored 24 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners. RSV Eintracht's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BSW Sixers maintains fourth position in Group North with 4-2 record. Loser RSV Eintracht still closes the standings with six games lost. BSW Sixers will face Dorsten (#5) on the road in the next round. RSV Eintracht will play against the league's second-placed Herten Lions (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6:
In Group North MTV Wolfenbuettel won against Hannover on the opponent's court 87-78. Oldenburg unfortunately lost to Dorsten in a home game 77-81. SU Medien recorded a loss to Recklinghausen on the road 79-88.
In Group South Bayer Giants defeated TSV Troester on its own court 88-71. Leitershofen was beaten by Noerdlingen in a road game 99-88. Licher Baeren won against Konstanz at home 81-66. Langen was outscored by Fraport SKY II on the opponent's court 103-53.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists by Adonte Parker of Bayer Giants.


Group North
Hannover - MTV Wolfenbuettel 78-87

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Hannover Tigers (2-4) were defeated at home by eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (2-4) 87-78 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-22. But Hannover Tigers won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hannover Tigers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Frank Theis (200-82) scored 21 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Stephen Schubert (205-92) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Four Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel's coach Benjamin Travnizek used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) with 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and guard Tobias Welzel (183-90) scored 19 points. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to seventh place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Hannover Tigers. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face Oldenburg (#11) in the next round.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: S.Schubert 22+1reb+1ast, F.Theis 21+3reb+3ast, H.Knopke 14+5reb+4ast, M.Poeschel 10+4reb, T.Clark 9+5reb, S.Martin 5+7reb
Hannover: J.Prasuhn 25+6reb+3ast, T.Welzel 19+1reb+3ast, D.Boahene 8+5reb, A.Cook 7+1reb+2ast, M.Williams 6+9reb+5ast, J.Mondo 5+1reb
gschID: 185129


Oldenburg - Dorsten 77-81

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Dorsten and 9th ranked Oldenburg had identical 2-3 record. But Oldenburg was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Dorsten 81-77 on Saturday night. Oldenburg trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-81 at the end of the game. American center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) chipped in 16 points and 7 assists during the contest. Five Dorsten players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Alexander Witte (206-90) with 24 points and naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Dorsten (3-3) moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen. Newly promoted Oldenburg dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Dorsten will face higher ranked BSW Sixers (#4) in Sandersdorf in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Oldenburg will play on the road against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: C.Jones 16+3reb+7ast, B.Poole 16+15reb+1ast, J.Cadmus 11+3reb, N.Janoschek 10+3reb, G.Budde 10+2reb+1ast, N.Pelaj 8+1reb+1ast
Oldenburg: A.Witte 24+3reb+1ast, M.Taylor 19+2reb+2ast, C.Heinrich 16+9reb, A.Hartmann 6+6reb+4ast, J.Wimberg 5+4reb+4ast, S.Kreutzer 5+4ast
gschID: 185128


BSW Sixers - Stahnsdorf 80-72

Bottom-ranked RSV Eintracht (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked BSW Sixers (4-2) 80-72 on Saturday evening. RSV Eintracht was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) scored 24 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) chipped in 12 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Yannick Evans (202-86) with 26 points and 7 rebounds and center Michael Haucke (210-85) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. RSV Eintracht's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BSW Sixers maintains fourth position in Group North with 4-2 record. Loser RSV Eintracht still closes the standings with six games lost. BSW Sixers will face Dorsten (#5) on the road in the next round. RSV Eintracht will play against the league's second-placed Herten Lions (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 24+2reb+2ast, P.Harrison 12+4reb+3ast, S.Ahnsehl 10+5reb+1ast, R.Schirmer 9+7reb+1ast, T.Lipke 8+4reb+1ast, D.Stawowski 6
Stahnsdorf: Y.Evans 26+7reb+1ast, T.Grauel 10+4reb, T.Malone 10+2reb+2ast, M.Haucke 9+5reb, M.Reid 5+2reb+5ast, T.Modersitzki 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 185127


Schwelm - Herten Lions 88-93

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated SG Schwelmer Baskets (5-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Herten Lions (5-1) 93-88. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of SG Schwelmer Baskets. It was a key game for the second position in Group North. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Herten Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to SG Schwelmer Baskets' 38 and made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) with 26 points and his fellow American import Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) scored 19 points. Five Herten Lions and four SG Schwelmer Baskets players scored in double figures. Herten Lions have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with Schwelm. Herten Lions is looking forward to face RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Recklinghausen (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Herten Lions: W.Taylor 19+9reb, C.Hackenesch 18+8reb+1ast, B.Larrieu 16+1reb, A.Bowie 14+2reb+1ast, F.Sadek 11+5reb+3ast, Y.Opitz 8+1reb
Schwelm: D.Hamilton 26+3reb+2ast, J.Coles 19+3reb+2ast, L.Wendt 14+4reb+3ast, A.Kronhardt 13+5reb+3ast, S.Schroter 7+5reb, A.Conerly 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 185126


Recklinghausen - SU Medien 88-79

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Recklinghausen and 8th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets had identical 2-3 record. This time Recklinghausen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Braunschweig 88-79 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 33-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Spot Up Medien Baskets were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) scored 24 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Daniel Leithner (200-91) chipped in 28 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Brian Wenzel (196-91) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Recklinghausen (3-3) moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Dorsten. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Recklinghausen will face higher ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against the league's leader SC Rist Wedel (#1).
Top scorers:
Recklinghausen: D.Leithner 28+5reb, P.Carney 24+2reb+8ast, R.Franklin 22+6reb+4ast, S.Fuerst 6+7reb, M.Bregulla 4+3reb+4ast, A.Steed 4+3reb
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 31+6reb+5ast, B.Wenzel 13+2reb+4ast, J.Wessels 12+6reb, D.Johnson 8+5reb, C.Njoya Nken 7+5ast, O.Angerstein 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 185125


Rist Wedel - Wulfen 99-76

ProB top team - SC Rist Wedel (6-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BSV Wulfen (2-4) 99-76. The game was mostly controlled by SC Rist Wedel. BSV Wulfen managed to win fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SC Rist Wedel made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. SC Rist Wedel outrebounded BSV Wulfen 39-20 including a 29-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) who scored 25 points and 6 assists. The other American import point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) who recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds and guard Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-90) added 13 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 6-0 record. Loser BSV Wulfen dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. SC Rist Wedel will meet Spot Up Medien Baskets (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSV Wulfen will play against Hannover Tigers in Hannover and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 28+2reb, D.Hopkins 25+4reb+6ast, F.Boeke 14+7reb, T.Lange 13+11reb, M.Boadu 8+4reb+5ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 6+6reb+1ast
Wulfen: A.Houston 16+2reb+1ast, A.Young 14+6reb+1ast, P.Gunther 14+3ast, H.Bellscheidt 13+6reb, P.Mazur 7+4reb, S.Hummelt 6
gschID: 185124


Group South
Bayer Giants - TSV Troester 88-71

Everything went according to plan in Leverkusen where tenth ranked Bayer Giants (2-4) beat bottom-ranked TSV Troester (0-6) 88-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayer Giants. TSV Troester was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayer Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TSV Troester's 20 and made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Johannes Richter (206-93) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Alexander Engel (188-93) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Bayer Giants moved-up to ninth place in Group South, which they share with Dresden. Loser TSV Troester still closes the standings with six games lost. Bayer Giants will face higher ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. TSV Troester will play against Noerdlingen (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 28+5reb+11ast, M.Rass 18+1reb+1ast, J.Eggleston 13+7reb+4ast, M.Brueggemann 11+3reb, G.Twiehoff 10+6reb+1ast, M.Goddek 3+1reb
TSV Troester: J.Richter 15+11reb+1ast, A.Obst 12+2reb, M.Rockmann 9+1ast, A.Engel 8+5reb+2ast, J.Thiemann 7+7reb, S.Dinkel 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186868


Noerdlingen - Leitershofen 99-88

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Leitershofen (3-3) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Noerdlingen (3-3) 99-88 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-88. Noerdlingen made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. Leitershofen was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Fabian Brutting (189-88) scored 24 points (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Josef Eichler (200-87) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Patrick Wischnewski (191-87) scored 21 points. Five Noerdlingen and four Leitershofen players scored in double figures. Noerdlingen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Leitershofen. Noerdlingen will face TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play at home against Licher Baeren (#8) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: F.Brutting 24+3reb+3ast, J.Eichler 21+6reb+2ast, B.Hogg 17+2reb+3ast, K.Johnson 15+9reb+2ast, S.Schmoll 13+2reb+1ast, M.Gentner 6
Leitershofen: P.Wischnewski 21, L.Hughey 19+8reb+3ast, R.Froehlich 13+5reb+1ast, J.Genck 12+1ast, S.Montag 9+3reb, P.Smith 5
gschID: 186867


Hanau - Weissenhorn 85-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Hanau. Second ranked host Hanau (5-1) defeated one of their biggest challengers Weissenhorn Youngstars (4-2) 85-80. It looked good early as Weissenhorn Youngstars took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hanau took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 5 points. Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) notched 20 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and center Marian Schick (204-86) supported him with 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Even 17 points and 9 rebounds by naturalized Ukrainian center Maksym Shtein (206-80, agency: Limelight Hoops) did not help to save the game for Weissenhorn Youngstars. British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hanau maintains second position in Group South with 5-1 record behind leader Dragons. Weissenhorn Youngstars at the other side keep the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Fraport SKY II. Hanau will play against Dresden (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against Bayer Giants (#9) in Leverkusen and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hanau: A.Sharda 20+2reb+8ast, M.Schick 17+7reb+1ast, S.Koehnert 13+3ast, R.Huelsewede 12+7reb+3ast, L.Sullivan 9+4reb, L.Griffin 8+5reb
Weissenhorn: M.Shtein 17+9reb+3ast, M.Hesson 16+6reb, T.Joenke 14+1reb+4ast, K.Gausa 11+2reb+1ast, M.Heberlein 9+3reb+3ast, B.Butler 8+4reb
gschID: 186866


Licher Baeren - Konstanz 81-66

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Licher Baeren (3-3) won against at home 11th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (1-5) 81-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 45-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. The best for the losing side was forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) with 25 points and 5 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American power forward Robinson Louisme (201-84, college: Tulane) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Licher Baeren moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. ifm Baskets Konstanz lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost. Licher Baeren will face Leitershofen (#7) in Diedorf in the next round. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play at home against Fraport Skyliners II (#3) in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: J.Swanson 19+11reb+2ast, J.Jones 15+1reb+1ast, N.Valentic 11+2reb+1ast, J.Hirschberg 9+7reb+1ast, V.Klassen 9+3reb+3ast, M.Perl 8+4reb+3ast
Konstanz: F.Henningsen 25+5reb+2ast, R.Louisme 16+5reb, O.Sylla 13+3reb+1ast, M.Nikolic 7+3reb, H.Schinke 2, P.Leidig 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 186865


Fraport SKY II - Langen 103-53

Everything could happen in Frankfurt at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Fraport Skyliners II and 5th ranked TV 1862 Langen had identical 3-2 record. This time Fraport Skyliners II used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Langen 103-53 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Fraport Skyliners II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to TV 1862 Langen's 36. They outrebounded TV 1862 Langen 45-27 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) scored 27 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman P.J. Reyes (196, college: Charleston Un.) with 11 points and forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fraport Skyliners II (4-2) moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with Weissenhorn. Loser TV 1862 Langen keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. TV 1862 Langen will play against the league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf (#1).
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 27+3reb+2ast, K.Klein 16+3reb+4ast, D.Barthel 14+6reb+3ast, J.Voigtmann 12+12reb+2ast, T.Oldenburg 10+2reb+2ast, B.Nicolay 6+5reb+1ast
Langen: T.Jahn 11+5reb, P.Reyes 11+4reb+1ast, M.Woody 6+4reb+2ast, S.Barth 6+3reb+2ast, C.Quarshie 5+2reb, J.Domdey 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186864


Dresden - Dragons 83-87

ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (6-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Dresden (2-4) 87-83. Dresden was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 28-12 third quarter run of Dragons Rhoendorf. It was a good game for American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Larsen (188-83) contributed with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Dragons Rhoendorf players scored in double figures. American Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) replied with 23 points and his fellow American import guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) added 20 points and 5 steals in the effort for Dresden. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dragons Rhoendorf have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group South with 6-0 record. Newly promoted Dresden dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf's next round opponent will be TV 1862 Langen (#6) at home where they are favorite. Dresden will play against the league's second-placed Hanau.
Top scorers:
Dragons: G.Robinson 24+12reb+2ast, N.Larsen 21+2reb+7ast, F.Koch 20+1reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 11+10reb+1ast, V.Frankl-Maus 9+1reb, E.Tukiss 2+1reb
Dresden: A.Jones 23+4reb+3ast, J.Boucher 20+4reb+3ast, A.Heide 13+8reb, R.Haas 10+2reb+1ast, J.Benson 9+3reb+1ast, P.Rulke 8+7reb+2ast
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German ProB round 6 best performance: Adonte Parker - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Adonte Parker (183-PG-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Bayer Giants, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 23-year old player got a double-double of 28 points and 11 assists, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team TSV Troester (#12, 0-6) with 17-point margin 88-71. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings in South. Bayer Giants is placed at 9th position in German ProB. Bayer Giants is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. In the team's last game Parker had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Bayer Giants' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Dayton star has very solid stats this year. Parker is league's best scorer averaging so far 30.5ppg. Parker is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 7.0apg) and averages impressive 53.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Geddes Robinson (195-PF-87, agency: SDJ Sports) of league's leader Dragons. Robinson had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Dragons to edge the lower-ranked Dresden (#10, 2-4) 87-83. Of course Dragons still keep South's top spot. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 6 games without any defeat. Robinson is a newcomer at Dragons, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#8). He also registered 13.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Davey Hopkins (195-SF-88) of league's top team Rist Wedel. Hopkins scored 25 points and passed six assists. He was a key player of Rist Wedel, leading his team to a 99-76 easy win against the lower-ranked Wulfen (#10, 2-4). Rist Wedel started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game in North. Hopkins 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. Hopkins has a very solid season. In 4 games in Germany he scored 13.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Robert Franklin (195-F-81) of Recklinghausen - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jason Swanson (201-F-86) of Licher Baeren - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Patrick Carney (185-G-85) of Recklinghausen - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Blake Poole (195-C-88) of Dorsten - 16 points and 15 rebounds
8. Howard Sant-Roos (200-SF-91) of SU Medien - 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Daniel Leithner (200-F-91) of Recklinghausen - 28 points and 5 rebounds
10. Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) of Fraport SKY II - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Artland Dragons let Andrew Drevo go - by Eurobasket

The Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck of Germany have decided not to extend the contract of power forward Andrew Drevo (202-F/C-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Nebraska) for the rest of the season. Drevo had a 2 month contract with a club option for the remainder of the season; Artland has other similar contracts this season with other players. The decision comes at an interesting time as the team is continuing a four game winning streak against many of the top German teams, and has a 4-2 record. The veteran leader has put up solid numbers, averaging 9 points in 18 minutes and shooting 50% (7/14) from the 3 pt. line. He had a 17 point performance in 18 minutes where Artland beat Telekom Bonn on the road, and 12 points in 23 minutes against the 3-time defending champs, Brose Baskets Bamberg for the win at home. Several clubs have expressed interest in Andrew, and he is currently undecided as to where he will finish the season.


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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Panionios - Kolossos 89-77
Nov. 3: PAOK - Peristeri GS 83-68
Nov. 3: Apollon Patras - Kavala 80-79
Nov. 3: Panelefsiniakos - Aris 76-85
Nov. 4: Olympiacos - KAOD
Nov. 4: Ikaros - Panathinaikos
Nov. 4: Ilysiakos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios22.3 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros22.0 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos19.0 
 4. Petrovic-S., Apoll.18.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.3 
 6. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.5 
 7. Grant, Apollon15.0 
 8. Kakaroudis, KAOD14.7 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.3 
 10. Thorne, Perister.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD11.3 
 2. Symtsak, Ikaros10.3 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris9.3 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 6. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 7. Jones, Ilysiakos6.3 
 8. Coleman, Kavala6.0 
 9. Petway, AGOR6.0 
 10. Tsiakos, Panele.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Giannis KALAMBOKIS
  Kolossos
  (195-G-78)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.3 
 2. McCollum, Apollo.4.3 
 3. Duvnjak, AGOR4.0 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.8 
 7. Tsochlas, AGOR3.7 
 8. Diamantidis, Panat.3.7 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.3 
 10. Langford, Koloss.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 5. Pelekanos, Aris1.8 
 6. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.8 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.8 
 8. Sloukas, Olympiacos1.7 
 9. Scott, Ilysiakos1.7 
 10. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 William COLEMAN
  Kavala
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5