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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 6-0 
 2. Partizan 6-1 
 3. Cedevita 4-2 
 4. Cibona 4-3 
 5. Union Olimpija 3-3 
 6. Buducnost 3-4 
 7. Radnicki KG 3-4 
 8. KK Split 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. 4: KK Split - Partizan 72-79
Nov. 3: Buducnost - Cibona 60-64
Nov. 3: Crvena Zvezda - Szolnok 103-74
Nov. 5: Union Olimpija - MZT Skopje
Nov. 5: Cedevita - Igokea


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romeo TRAVIS
  Zadar
  (201-PF-84)
  Avg: 18
 1. Travis, Zadar18.0 
 2. Lucic, Partizan16.8 
 3. Mimica, KK Split16.1 
 4. Bader, Szolnok16.0 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split14.3 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.13.9 
 8. Worthington, Radni.13.4 
 9. Blazic, Union O.13.3 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bader, Szolnok10.8 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin8.7 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan8.1 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.1 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.4 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 8. Page, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 9. Omic, 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, Szolnok4.7 
 3. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.5 
 4. Subotic, KK Split4.0 
 5. Rannikko, Union O.3.8 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea3.7 
 7. Vladovic, Krka3.6 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.3 
 9. Popovic, Buducnost3.3 
 10. Green, Cedevita3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Green, Cedevita2.2 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.1 
 3. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 4. White, Radnicki KG1.9 
 5. Prepelic, Union O.1.8 
 6. Persic, Siroki W.1.7 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.6 
 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. Planinic, Siroki W.1.3 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.3 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok0.9 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.9 
 6. Edwards, Igokea0.7 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split0.7 
 8. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.6 
 10. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 



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  APBL   


Metropolitan All-Stars defeat the Rockville Victors - by Calvin Brown

The Metropolitan All-Stars, down by six (6) points with 17.5 seconds remaining in regulation, pulled out a miraculous victory by scoring 8 straight point to hand the Rockville Victors their first defeat of the season 108 to 106. The All-Stars were led in scoring by Cedric Steward and Antwon 'The Hawk' Hawkins with 20 points each, followed by Elyon Bush with 19, Curtis Massey with 18 and Curtis Crews with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Coach Al Brown said " it's always good to see how your team responds to adversity early in the season, especially when you have several new players to fit into your rotation." One of those new players, Cutis Massey, had an excellent debut with the All-Stars. Playing limited minutes, Massey made the most of his time on the court scoring 18 point and getting several key offensive rebounds to help secure the victory for the All-Stars. Antwon Hawkins and Cedrick Stewart both had steals and lay-ups in the final seconds of the game to lead their team to their first win of the new season. Our guys never give up, they always believe that they can win no matter what the situation, that's what I love about this team" says Brown, "they believe in themselves when nobody else in the gym does, and they play for 48 minutes, that's our motto (48 GRIND)". The All-Stars were also playing without several of their key players, including Eric Poole, Terrance Carter, Andrew Harding and Calvin Brown. These four players accounted for over 55 points and over 30 rebounds and over 15 assists last season, all of them will be in action next week with the exception of Calvin Brown, who is just stating the play-offs in Lima Peru. The All-Stars play the APBL defending champions, the Beltway Bombers, on Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 1:00pm @ Central High School, 200 Cabin Branch Road, Capitol Height, MD 20743 and the All-Stars also play this Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 1:00 against the Capital City Express @ the Benning Road Recreation Center on Benning Road in North East Washington, DC. Anthony Williams 21 points, Tavares Cooper 18 points, Armond Hill 17 points and Pierre Johnson 14 led the Victors in scoring in defeat. The victors made (9) 3 point baskets and led most of the game, but the All-Stars defense down the stretch made the difference in the games outcome.


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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 7-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 6-1 
 3. San Isidro 4-3 
 4. Obera TC 4-3 
 5. Instituto Cor. 4-3 
 6. Sarmiento 3-4 
 7. Union Sunch 3-4 
 8. La Union 2-5 
 9. Atl.Echague 2-5 
 10. Alvear 1-6 
South
 1. Alianza Viedma 6-1 
 2. Ciclista 6-1 
 3. Sport Club 4-2 
 4. Quilmes MP 4-3 
 5. Rocamora 3-3 
 6. San Lorenzo Ch. 3-4 
 7. MH Basket 2-5 
 8. Banda Norte 2-5 
 9. Huracan 2-5 
 10. Bragado 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 2: San Mart.C. - Atl.Echague 94-52
Nov. 2: La Union - Alvear 90-102
Nov. 2: Alianza Viedma - Huracan 86-77
Nov. 2: Sarmiento - Union Sunch 84-78
Nov. 2: San Lorenzo Ch. - Bragado 84-74
Nov. 2: Banda Norte - Ciclista 83-93
Nov. 3: MH Basket - Quilmes MP 82-83
Nov. 2: Instituto Cor. - San Isidro 80-87
Nov. 2: Estudian.Con. - Obera TC 74-50
Nov. 5: Sport Club - Rocamora


Darren Phillip claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced British-American Darren Phillip (201-F-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for Union Progr. and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
The 34-year old forward had a double-double of 32 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Argentino (#6, 9-6) 66-75. Union Progr. maintains the 14th position in Argentinian LigaA. Union Progr. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 13 games. In the team's last game Phillip had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Union Progr.'s top player in his first season with the team. Fairfield University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Phillip is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.7ppg and leads league in rebounds with 13.3rpg. Phillip is in league's top in and averages solid 51.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old American forward Gregory Lewis (200-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) of La Union. Lewis impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for La Union to edge 9 de Julio (3-11) by 5 points 84-79. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Lewis is well-known by La Union fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#7). He also registered 7.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American James Williams (204-C-79, agency: Dream Team Management) of Quimsa (#7). Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Williams' great performance Quimsa lost 70-72 to Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8, 7-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Quimsa needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 7 lost games. Williams has a very solid season. In 15 games in Argentina he scored 9.8ppg. He also has 7.5rpg and FGP: 58.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bruno Labaque (180-PG-77) of Atenas - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. John DeGroat (198-F-85) of Boca Jrs - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Alejandro Zilli (200-PF-82) of Sionista - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Mariano Garcia (201-F-86) of 9 de Julio - 25 points and 2 rebounds
8. Sam Clancy (202-C-80) of Olimpico LB - 12 points and 10 rebounds
9. Robert Battle (204-C-81) of Lanus - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kahiem Seawright (203-C/F-86) of GECR Indalo - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 4: Tigers - Crocodiles 91-66
Nov. 4: Kings - 36ers 81-88
Nov. 2: Crocodiles - Taipans 80-92
Nov. 2: Breakers - Kings 79-76
Nov. 4: Hawks - Wildcats 100-67

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 9: Kings - Hawks
Nov. 9: Tigers - 36ers
Nov. 9: Crocodiles - Breakers
Nov. 10: Taipans - Breakers
Nov. 11: 36ers - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Madgen, Kings20.4 
 2. Deleon, Hawks17.2 
 3. Tragardh, Taipans16.8 
 4. Scott, Tigers16.8 
 5. Jackson, Breakers16.4 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats16.0 
 7. Knight, Wildcats15.5 
 8. Wilson, Taipans15.3 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats14.0 
 10. Ervin, Crocodiles14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Seth SCOTT
  Tigers
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Scott, Tigers8.6 
 2. Vukona, Breakers8.0 
 3. Holmes, Crocodiles7.8 
 4. Knight, Wildcats7.5 
 5. Schenscher, 36ers7.4 
 6. Lazare, Kings7.4 
 7. Pledger, Breakers7.2 
 8. Forman, Hawks7.0 
 9. Johnson, 36ers7.0 
 10. Davidson, Hawks6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.4 
 2. Braswell, Tigers5.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.7 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.0 
 5. Henry, Kings3.9 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 7. Wilson, Taipans3.2 
 8. Vukona, Breakers3.2 
 9. Deleon, Hawks3.0 
 10. Johnson, 36ers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 2. Braswell, Tigers2.4 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.8 
 4. Edwards, Taipans1.7 
 5. Ervin, Crocodiles1.7 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.6 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.5 
 8. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 9. Gliddon, Taipans1.5 
 10. Vukona, Breakers1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Pledger, Breakers3.4 
 2. Schenscher, 36ers2.0 
 3. Scott, Tigers1.8 
 4. Garlepp, Kings1.3 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.0 
 7. Tragardh, Taipans0.8 
 8. Gliddon, Taipans0.7 
 9. Edwards, Taipans0.7 
 10. Saville, Hawks0.6 


Tigers sign Jonny Flynn - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne Tigers (NBL) signed 23-year old American guard Jonny Flynn (183-88kg-89, college: Syracuse). He already started the season at Detroit Pistons in the NBA. The most of last season Flynn spent at the Trail Blazers in NBA. In 18 games last year he had 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.8apg. He also played at the Rockets in NBA earlier that season. In 11 games he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.5apg. The most of last season Flynn spent at the Timberwolves in NBA. The other team he played shortly was Sioux Falls Skyforce in D-League.
Three years ago Flynn was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (6th overall). He attended Syracuse University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Flynn played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2009.
He was also voted NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team in 10. Flynn represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) five years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.8apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 35%, FT: 77.3%.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Tigers sign Flynn, release Braswell - by Hugh McAuliffe

Melbourne Tigers head coach Chris Anstey has confirmed to the Herald Sun that his club has released import Kevin Braswell (188-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgetown) and replaced him with 2009 NBA Draft lottery pick Jonny Flynn (183-G-89, college: Syracuse).

Speaking to the Herald Sun's Russell Gould, Anstey said 33-year-old Braswell just hadn't been the right fit for the club and had told him face-to-face of his termination on Monday morning.

"Kev has been an absolute pro this whole time but he has been playing hurt and we need someone with a few different capabilities to really help us build on what we are doing here," Anstey said.

"There's no hard feelings and we're sure Kev will get another job because he has a lot to offer the league."

The number six pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, 23-year-old Flynn is a point guard who originally played for NBA club Minnesota Timberwolves before moving to the Houston Rockets, Portland Trailblazers and, most recently, the Detroit Pistons (pre-season).

"He's in his prime and wanted to reinvigorate his career and we're really excited about what he's going to bring," Anstey said.

Flynn is expected to arrive in Melbourne on Monday afternoon and train with his new teammates as soon as Tuesday.

If all goes well with his clearances and medical checks, he could potentially suit up for the Tigers against the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena on Friday night.



NBL Round 5: Wollongong Hawks hand first loss to undefeated Perth Wildcats - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Perth Wildcats (3-1) in Gwynneville on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Wollongong Hawks (5-0) 100-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. The game without a history. Wollongong Hawks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The former international power forward Oscar Forman (205-82) contributed with 21 points for the winners. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds for Perth Wildcats. 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 Wollongong Hawks have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Perth Wildcats at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. Wollongong Hawks are looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Auckland. Third ranked New Zealand Breakers (4-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kings (3-4) 79-76 on Friday evening. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up and scored 22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners and Alex Pledger chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) responded with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Kings at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers will play against Cairns Taipans (#5) on the road in the next round. Kings will play against the league's leader Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to get back on the winning track.
Melbourne Tigers' fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Townsville Crocodiles (0-7) 91-66 on Sunday. Adam Ballinger nailed 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Peter Crawford came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Townsville Crocodiles in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Melbourne Tigers maintains seventh place with 1-4 record. It was Townsville Crocodiles' seventh loss in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will meet at home higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Townsville Crocodiles will play against the league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (3-3) 92-80. The best player for the winners was Jamar Wilson who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fifth place. Townsville Crocodiles lost their seventh game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Townsville Crocodiles will play at home against the league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers (#2) in Auckland and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 5 36ers beat Kings on the road 88-81.


Hawks - Wildcats 100-67

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Perth Wildcats (3-1) in Gwynneville on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Wollongong Hawks (5-0) 100-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. The game without a history. Wollongong Hawks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The former international power forward Oscar Forman (205-82) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) added 9 points in the effort for Perth Wildcats. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Wollongong Hawks have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Perth Wildcats at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. Wollongong Hawks are looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: M.Knight 18+6reb, J.Wagstaff 12+1reb, S.Redhage 9+3reb+3ast, K.Lisch 8+2reb+1ast, J.Trueman 8, D.Martin 6+5reb+3ast
Hawks: A.Deleon 26+2reb, O.Forman 21+4reb, L.Hurdle 13+3reb+1ast, L.Davidson 13+8reb+1ast, R.Martin 10+1reb+7ast, G.Saville 10+5reb+3ast
gschID: 182639


Tigers - Crocodiles 91-66

Melbourne Tigers' fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Townsville Crocodiles (0-7) 91-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. Melbourne Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Townsville Crocodiles' 24. They outrebounded Townsville Crocodiles 45-21 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Melbourne Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Townsville Crocodiles' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Melbourne Tigers made 8 blocks. The former international power forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) nailed 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and American power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four Melbourne Tigers players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Todd Blanchfield (200-91) added 14 points respectively for Townsville Crocodiles in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Melbourne Tigers maintains seventh place with 1-4 record. It was Townsville Crocodiles' seventh loss in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will meet at home higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Townsville Crocodiles will play against the league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: P.Crawford 15+7reb+2ast, T.Blanchfield 14+3reb, L.Abney 10+2reb+1ast, G.Ervin 7+1reb+3ast, J.Holmes 7+4reb+1ast, M.Cedar 5+2reb+1ast
Tigers: A.Ballinger 23+7reb, C.Goulding 15+2reb+5ast, S.Scott 12+9reb+2ast, L.Walker 12+6reb+1ast, M.Burston 8+4reb, L.Rush 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182638


Kings - 36ers 81-88

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Adelaide 36ers (3-2) beat 5th ranked Kings (3-4) in Sydney 88-81. It looked good early as Kings took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Adelaide 36ers had a 24-17 second period charge getting the lead and Kings were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-88. It was a great shooting night for Adelaide 36ers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international center Luke Schenscher (216-82, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. International swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) added 20 points respectively for the hosts. Four Kings players scored in double figures. Kings' coach Shane Heal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to fourth place. Kings at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Adelaide 36ers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Perth Wildcats (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play against the league's leader Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Kings: B.Madgen 20+1reb+1ast, A.Bruce 15+1reb+4ast, D.Lazare 14+7reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 10+7reb, C.Henry 8+4reb+6ast, K.White 7+1reb
36ers: L.Schenscher 18+5reb+2ast, J.Cadee 15+2reb+2ast, S.Weigh 14+5reb+1ast, A.Gibson 11+2reb+2ast, C.Massingale 9+2reb, M.Creek 7+2reb
gschID: 182637


Breakers - Kings 79-76

Important game to mention about took place in Auckland. Third ranked New Zealand Breakers (4-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kings (3-4) 79-76 on Friday evening. New Zealand Breakers brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up and scored 22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) responded with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) scored 14 points. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Kings at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers will play against Cairns Taipans (#5) on the road in the next round. Kings will play against the league's leader Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kings: B.Madgen 30+5reb+6ast, A.Bruce 14+4reb+1ast, D.Lazare 9+9reb+1ast, C.Henry 8+5reb+4ast, T.Garlepp 7+3reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 4+6reb+3ast
Breakers: C.Jackson 22+7reb+7ast, A.Pledger 16+10reb+1ast, D.Corletto 12+2reb+1ast, M.Vukona 10+7reb+3ast, C.Bruton 8+1reb+2ast, W.Hudson 7+2reb
gschID: 182635


Crocodiles - Taipans 80-92

Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (3-3) 92-80. Cairns Taipans outrebounded Townsville Crocodiles 47-31 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Cameron Gliddon (195-89, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) produced 23 points and 7 assists and the former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) added 7 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fifth place. Townsville Crocodiles lost their seventh game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Townsville Crocodiles will play at home against the league's second-placed New Zealand Breakers (#2) in Auckland and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 23+4reb+7ast, P.Crawford 12+3reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 12+5reb, J.Holmes 7+12reb+2ast, C.Cedar 6+2reb, M.Cedar 6+1reb+1ast
Taipans: J.Wilson 25+9reb+2ast, C.Gliddon 17+6reb+4ast, S.Edwards 11+10reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 11+11reb+4ast, A.Loughton 10+3reb, C.Steindl 10+3reb+4ast
gschID: 182636



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: Arkadia - Furstenfeld 85-97
Nov. 4: Gmunden - Oberwart 85-71
Nov. 4: UBSC Graz - Klosterneub. 85-103
Nov. 4: Kapfenberg - BC Vienna 76-87
Nov. 5: Gussing - Wels


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Tiedeman, Wels27.0 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.22.6 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg21.4 
 4. Dale, UBSC G.20.5 
 5. Lamesic, Wels20.4 
 6. Gilchrese, UBSC G.19.3 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna18.8 
 8. Spasojevic, Arkadia18.4 
 9. Grum, Furstenfeld18.2 
 10. Gradnigo, Oberwart17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.11.6 
 2. Speiser, St.Polten9.2 
 3. Heard, Gussing9.0 
 4. Trmal, BC Vienna9.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels8.4 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.7 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.5 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden7.2 
 9. Shaw, Kapfenberg7.0 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.8 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.8 
 3. O''Neal, Furstenfeld5.6 
 4. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.5 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.4 
 7. Schaal, UBSC G.4.2 
 8. Bortolin, Arkadia4.0 
 9. Spasojevic, Arkadia4.0 
 10. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.4 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.3 
 3. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.0 
 4. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.8 
 6. Oppland, Gmunden1.8 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.8 
 8. Bortolin, Arkadia1.6 
 9. Koch, Gussing1.6 
 10. Farokhmanesh, We.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.6 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.4 
 3. Washington, Wels1.2 
 4. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 5. Oppland, Gmunden0.8 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.8 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld0.6 
 9. Arnold, Gmunden0.6 
 10. Gant, Oberwart0.6 



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

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 1-2 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-4 

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. 4: Parnu - LSU-Baltai 68-55
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. 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. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 7. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 8. Samenas, Siauliai16.0 
 9. Andriukaitis, Liet.15.5 
 10. Sragauskis, LSU-B.15.5 
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. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.5 
 9. Varnelis, Juventus7.4 
 10. Bishop, Nevezis7.2 
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. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 4. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 5. Cunda, Valga2.3 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava2.2 
 7. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.2 
 8. Babkauskas, Lietk.2.0 
 9. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 10. Labuckas, Rudupis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.8 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.2.0 
 3. Silinskis, Nevezis2.0 
 4. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.8 
 5. Galdikas, Siauliai1.3 
 6. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.3 
 7. Kiausas, Sakalai1.3 
 8. Dia, Siauliai1.2 
 9. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.0 
 10. Arnold, TTU1.0 



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  BELGIUM   

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 1-4 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: M.Hainaut - Spirou 91-63
Nov. 4: Leuven - Verviers-Pep. 84-87
Nov. 3: Antwerp - Oostende 61-74
Nov. 2: Liege - Aalstar 60-70

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 9: Spirou - Liege
Nov. 10: Verviers-Pep. - Aalstar
Nov. 10: Oostende - M.Hainaut
Nov. 11: Antwerp - Leuven


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. Lojeski, Oostende18.0 
 4. Green, Verviers.17.5 
 5. Allen, Spirou16.8 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.6 
 7. Aleksandrov, Vervi.16.2 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.8 
 9. Mukubu, Liege15.6 
 10. Wilkinson, Oosten.15.0 
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. Aleksandrov, Vervi.7.2 
 5. Aska, Leuven7.0 
 6. Wright, Oostende6.8 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.8 
 8. McLean, Oostende6.7 
 9. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 10. Thondique, Antwe.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Anderson, Verviers.6.2 
 2. Bosco, Liege5.0 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 4. Raivio, Aalstar3.8 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.8 
 6. Marnegrave, Leuven3.6 
 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: 2.8
 1. Green, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 3. Iarochevitch, Liege2.0 
 4. Anderson, Aalstar2.0 
 5. Biggs, Antwerp2.0 
 6. Anderson, Verviers.1.8 
 7. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.8 
 9. Williamson, Liege1.6 
 10. Walsh, Spirou1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende2.0 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.0 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.4 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.2 
 5. Ferguson, Verviers.1.2 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 7. McLean, Oostende0.7 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Biggs, Antwerp0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 3: Waregem - Gembo BBC 94-85
Nov. 3: Gent Dragons - Essor Charleroi 90-57
Nov. 4: Excelsior - St-Niklase 80-85
Nov. 4: Giants II - Tongeren 77-92
Nov. 4: Oudenaarde - Kangor.-Boom 74-89
Nov. 2: Point Chaud - Houthalen 74-72
Nov. 2: M.Hainaut II - CEP Fleurus 67-79

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 9: CEP Fleurus - Excelsior
Nov. 10: St-Niklase - Gent Dragons
Nov. 10: Tongeren - M.Hainaut II
Nov. 10: Kangor.-Boom - Waregem
Nov. 10: Essor Charleroi - Point Chaud
Nov. 11: Gembo BBC - Giants II
Nov. 11: Houthalen - Sint-Jan Ant.


Ethias League Round 5 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

The biggest surprise of round 5 was guest Base Oostende's (3-2) road victory over 4th placed Antwerp Giants (2-3) 74-61 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Base Oostende. Antwerp Giants managed to win fourth quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 27 personal fouls committed by Antwerp Giants helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) chipped in 7 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Ralph Biggs (199-76, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) produced 14 points and 5 steals for the hosts. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Base Oostende is looking forward to face league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between first ranked Okapi Aalstar and second-ranked Liege Basket where Okapi Aalstar (4-1) beat Liege Basket (3-2) on the road 70-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liege Basket. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Derek Raivio contributed with 17 points for the winners. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) answered with 18 points for Liege Basket. Okapi Aalstar maintains first place with 4-1 record. Liege Basket at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Okapi Aalstar will play against bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liege Basket will play against Spirou Charleroi (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Leuven between VOO Verviers-Pepinster and Leuven Bears. Eighth ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-4) got a very close victory on the road over 7th ranked Leuven Bears (1-4). VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to escape with a 3-point win 87-84 in the game for the seventh place. Nemanja Aleksandrov stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Gerald Robinson responded with 27 points and 5 rebounds. VOO Verviers-Pepinster left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Leuven. It was Leuven Bears' fourth loss in a row. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will meet at home league's leader Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leuven Bears will play against Antwerp Giants (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-2) against sixth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Spirou Charleroi was crushed by Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon 91-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. The game was dominated by American players. Jonathan Wallace nailed 22 points for the winning 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. Belfius Mons-Hainaut moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Spirou Charleroi. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's next round opponent will be Base Oostende (#4) on the road. Spirou Charleroi will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Leuven - Verviers-Pep. 84-87

A very close game took place in Leuven between VOO Verviers-Pepinster and Leuven Bears. Eighth ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-4) got a very close victory on the road over 7th ranked Leuven Bears (1-4). VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to escape with a 3-point win 87-84 in the game for the seventh place. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 25-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Leuven Bears' 38. Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) responded with 27 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) scored 22 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. VOO Verviers-Pepinster left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Leuven. It was Leuven Bears' fourth loss in a row. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will meet at home league's leader Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leuven Bears will play against Antwerp Giants (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: N.Aleksandrov 24+12reb+1ast, J.Anderson 19+5reb+10ast, J.Green 15+7reb+1ast, C.Ferguson 11+5reb+1ast, S.Moris 9+9reb+1ast, Y.Baeri 7+2reb
Leuven: G.Robinson 27+5reb+2ast, I.Hanavan 22+4reb+1ast, J.Dukes 11+6reb+2ast, I.Aska 10+10reb+4ast, T.Smith 7+1reb, N.Marnegrave 7+7reb+6ast
gschID: 187254


Antwerp - Oostende 61-74

The biggest surprise of round 5 was guest Base Oostende's (3-2) road victory over 4th placed Antwerp Giants (2-3) 74-61 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Base Oostende. Antwerp Giants managed to win fourth quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 27 personal fouls committed by Antwerp Giants helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) chipped in 7 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Ralph Biggs (199-76, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) produced 14 points and 5 steals and international Maxime De Zeeuw (205-87) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Base Oostende is looking forward to face league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play at home against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 15+7reb+2ast, J.Salumu 12+1ast, M.Stojic 11+4reb, D.Djordjevic 8+3reb+3ast, D.Katnic 7+3reb+2ast, D.Drobnjak 7+2reb+1ast
Antwerp: R.Biggs 14+4reb+3ast, M.De Zeeuw 11+4reb, Y.Driesen 10+4reb, G.Thondique 6+7reb+1ast, B.Hopkins 6+2reb+4ast, R.Moors 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 187253


M.Hainaut - Spirou 91-63

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-2) against sixth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (3-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Spirou Charleroi was crushed by Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon 91-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) nailed 22 points for the winning side and guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) accounted for 21 points. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Je'Kel Foster (191-83, college: Ohio St.) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Spirou Charleroi 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. Belfius Mons-Hainaut moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Spirou Charleroi. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's next round opponent will be Base Oostende (#4) on the road. Spirou Charleroi will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Wallace 22+3reb+2ast, Q.Taylor 21+3reb+2ast, J.Cage 15+6reb+1ast, B.Qvale 10+8reb+1ast, L.Giancaterino 7+2ast, J.Bostic 7+1reb+1ast
Spirou: D.Allen 18+6reb+4ast, J.Foster 14+6reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 8+3reb+1ast, M.Walsh 7+3reb+3ast, C.Beghin 5+3reb+1ast, N.Jankovic 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 187252


Liege - Aalstar 60-70

Another exciting game was between first ranked Okapi Aalstar and second-ranked Liege Basket where Okapi Aalstar (4-1) beat Liege Basket (3-2) on the road 70-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Liege Basket. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Liege Basket was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 24-5 charge of Okapi Aalstar, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Liege Basket to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Okapi Aalstar made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) contributed with 17 points for the winners. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) answered with 18 points and international center Ioannis Iarochevitch (206-89, agency: LBM Management) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Liege Basket. Okapi Aalstar maintains first place with 4-1 record. Liege Basket at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Okapi Aalstar will play against bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liege Basket will play against Spirou Charleroi (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: J.Clark 22+6reb+4ast, D.Raivio 17+3reb+2ast, R.Thompson 16+2reb+1ast, N.Hartsock 7+9reb, T.Dreesen 4+4reb, J.Tofi 2+2reb
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 18+1reb+1ast, O.Troisfontaines 9+1reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 9+7reb, G.Ware 9+4reb+1ast, A.Williamson 5+2reb, B.Monteiro 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 187251



Division II - Round Eight (played from Oct. 26th to Nov. 1st) - by Bert Larsimont

Belfius Mons Hainaut II vs. Cuva Houthalen: 102-98

One more evidence that going to the mons.arena on a Friday night is definitely not easy. The Belfius Mons Hainaut II team with great young talents like Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-F/G-90), Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95), Amaury Gorgemans (212-C-92), Loic Schwartz (198-G/F-92) and mates have already won three games in this Division II competition. Cuva Houthalen was still quite efficient in offense but, again, could not avoid their opponents' highscoring of 102 points. Cuva's stats show that the team of Province Limburg has had "612 points against" in 6 games played (average: 102.00). Also to be mentioned: the debut of US player Brian Tracey (195-F-88) for Cuva Houthalen.
Best scorers:
Mons Hainaut II: N/A
Cuva: B. Tracey 11.

CEP Fleurus vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 72-69

CEP player Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83) warmed up but did not play in this game. He should be back in action soon and will have a new team mate: CEP eventually did not sign Karim Nesba (188-G-86, agency: Promotex, college: Auburn-Montgomery) but inked Anthony Chada (196-G/F-89) instead. Chada convinced the CEP staff after some try-outs.
The Sint-Niklase Condors of coach Steve Ibens started strongly in this game. Sebastien Vermeulen (207-F/C-81) gave a hard time to the CEP big men in the paint. In the first quarter, Anthony Chada played his first minutes with CEP Fleurus but this was not enough to put an end to the visitors' efficiency in the paint and in fastbreak situation: 11-19 after ten minutes. The Condors played very well during two third of the game. Condor Elias Lasisi (192-G/F-92) hit big three-pointers at the end of the second and third quarters: 27-41 and 51-57.
Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex), Louis Hazard (199-F-94), Amaury Marion (196-F-91) and Ludovic Pourtoit (182-G-88) had boosted their team in the third quarter but CEP was still behind after thirty minutes. Fans of both sides were thrilled by the game but also annoyed by obnoxious referees' calls in the final quarter. The home team tied the game at 57-57 but Steve Ibens' well-balanced squad, although counting some players in foul trouble, quickly re-took the lead at 57-64 with 6'21" remaining in the game. Christian Ilongo, physically fit and very spectacular through the whole game, gave the advantage to his team at 67-66. The Condors lost Joao-Pedro De Decker (190-F-83) and Jeroen Gerlo (193-C-85) who were fouled out in the last quarter while Christian Manzanza (193-F-85, college: Peninsula JC) of CEP also had a fifth foul. The visitors made 67-69 but the CEPmen reassured their fans by hitting important shots and free-throws in the last minute. Ilongo fixed the final score from the line at 72-69 and the Condors missed a last attempt from long range. See free video highlights (comments in French) on Telesambre: http://telesambre.rtc.be/content/view/15718/471/.
Score evolution: 11-19, 27-41, 51-57 and 72-69.
Best scorers:
CEP: A. Marion 10, C. Manzanza 3, L. Pourtoit 10, T. Bauwens 9, L. Hazard 10, S. Muric 2, C. Ilongo 26, A. Chada 2.
Condors: N/A

Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) vs. Gembo BBC: 72-91

After a good start by Essor (21-17) led by Boris Penninck (202-C-88), BBC Gembo came back slowly in the race. Ward Lemaire (196-F-80) showed the way to his Gembo mates but the young hardworking Essor players remained on top at the half: 44-43. Thanks to a tremendous job offensively in the third quarter, Stefan Sappenberghs' guys took a large lead and left the home team almost without reaction: 49-73. Essor managed to slightly reduce the gap in the last quarter but it was too late for them to avoid a new defeat at home: 72-91 on the scoreboard after 40 minutes.

Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. Gent Dragons: 80-89


Head to head in the first minutes of this game: 4-6, 7-6 and 9-9. The visitors then took a larger lead and even recorded +13 just after half-time (45-58). Nevertheless, Senne Geukens (190-G-83) led the Jantjes to a fantastic come-back and made 58-58 in the third quarter. It was a whole new game from then on but the strong defense of the visitors made the difference in the end. With strong men like Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge), Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) and Constantin Mukole Tschimuanga (86) in the paint, the Dragons are quite impressive as far as defending and rebounding are concerned. Sint-Jan was left behind and remained silent as the Dragons defended very well. The visitors benefited therefore of fastbreak situations: 63-65, 65-77, 66-82, 74-83 and finally 80-89 on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.
Score evolution: 16-27, 41-47, 63-65 and 80-89.
Best scorers:
Dragons: B. Heinle 6, R. Spaens 15, L. Tielens 12, F. Lait 8, T. Van De Vondel 17, M. Van Gelder 9, L. Enobakhare 18, M. Detiege 2, C. Tshimuanga 7.
Sint-Jan: V. Haerbos 5, B. Hartshorne 16, V. Verbeeck 2, B. Raes 2, N. El Khounchar 10, A. Druwez 8, S. Geukens 23, L. Anthonis 2, V. Kesteloot 4, P. Smulders 4, M. Brown 4.

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Excelsior Brussels: 81-84

The home team (without Stan Naudts and Stijn Dhondt, two main players) always trailed behind in this game. After a crucial time-out taken by BS Waregem's coach Sven Declercq when the scoreboard showed 47-60, the hosts came closer and closer. After 59-62 indeed, the visitors (without injured players Emma Mampuya, Stephane Pelle and Jonathan Kabangu) relaunched the machine and had interesting offensive plays to make 74-81. Despite missing last attempts, the Excelsior team remained ahead in the last seconds of the game and had gained sufficient advantage to eventually win it: 81-84 (final score). Serge Grevecoeur, the Brussels' coach, told the press last week that Excelsior experienced player Stephane Pelle ( (205-C/F-80, college: Colorado, injured) could miss quite a few games. Special mention to Gregory De Pooter (196-F-84) who scored 26 points for the winners and Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii) and Bart Samaey (199-C-87) who recorded "double doubles" on the losing side.
Score evolution: 17-20, 33-40, 61-67 and 81-84.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: A. Gueye 18 (19 rebounds), B. Samaey 15 (14 rebounds), T. Foucart 14, O. Foucart 13, L. Loontiens 12, A. Steinbach 6, L. Delepeleire 3.
Excelsior: X. Collette 8, N. Verrept 13, M. Depuydt 7, G. De Pooter 26, L. Maesfrancx 11, J. De Schepper 11, S. Semijejero 8.

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Point Chaud Sprimont: 89-78


It is undoubtedly always tough to play Point Chaud Sprimont, a true run-and-shooting team. The first half remained close and the visitors played well to stay in the race. The Haantjes did not fall into the trap. They were more efficient in offense in the third quarter and eventually won the game at the Sporthal Rode Los. Laurent LHote (182-PG-84), with 20 points, led the Haantjes in scoring. Special Mention to Frederic Delsaute (191-F-86) who had 21 points for the losing team. It is the fifth win in a row for BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde.
Score evolution: 17-18, 35-35, 65-56 and 89-78.

Best scorers:
Haantjes: G. Delepeleire 9, J. Bourdeaux 5, F. Moerman 4, J. Salumu 19, G. Mestdag 15, M. Linskens 17, L. Lhote 20.
Sprimont: G. Vrancken 1, J.-B. Thome 8, G. Hertay 11, F. Manset 4, F. Delsaute 21, J. Flagothier 17, G. Donnay 8, F. Forthomme 6, A. Bousmanne 2.

BasKet Tongeren vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 91-84

This game was played on November 1st. Thanks to an excellent second half, the home team deserved the win. Jean Delva (197-F/G-87) and Martijn Hendrix (183-G-86) hit crucial shots for BasKet Tongeren while the Kangoeroes could not avoid several turnovers in the second half of the game.
Score at the half: 34-45.
Best scorers:
Tongeren: M. Hendrix 26, J. Delva 25.
Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 26, S. Hemeleers 3, W. Dobbelaere 11, D. Souveryns 19, W. Van Schil 10, K. De Wit 2, M. Gorremans 6, D. Dhaens 3, Verlinden 2, A. Mollekens 2.

Bye: Port of Antwerp Giants II



Division II - Round Seven - by Bert Larsimont

Essor Charleroi (Spirou B) vs. Bent Schoenen Waregem: 62-74

Bent Schoenen Waregem of coach Sven Declercq has had a good game and quickly took a large lead in the first and second quarters. Thanks to a great defense, the visitors managed to be in a comfortable situation: 4-13, 10-27, 24-45, 30-51, 41-62 and 62-74. Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii, 10 rebounds) and Bart Samaey (199-C-87, 13 rebounds) controlled airspace for BS Waregem. The young players of Essor Charleroi were only able to reduce the gap in the last quarter but it was too late. Bent Schoenen Waregem welcomes Okapi Aalstar on Wednesday for a 1/8 Belgian Cup final shock (very special game for Arne Steinbach of BS Waregem, having a double affiliation with Okapi).
Score evolution: 10-27, 24-45, 41-62 and 62-74.
Best scorers:
Essor: A. Zuccolini 10, L. Diacono 9, A. Eyenga 9, J. Dedave 8, A. Lambot 8, B. Penninck 7, Y. Sieghwart 5, M. Steenberghs 2, L. Louves 2, J. Stas 2.
BS Waregem: A. Gueye 17, T. Foucart 16, S. Naudts 14, B. Samaey 10, A. Steinbach 6, L. Delepeleire 6, O. Foucart 3, Bruyneel 2.

Gembo BBC vs. Excelsior Brussels: 89-82


Only seven Excelsior players showed up in Borgerhout: Emma Mampuya (back), Stephane Pelle (knee), Joris De Schepper (thigh) and Jonathan Kabungu (also knee) were injured. Boosted by their Belgian Cup win against the Giants last week, Gembo digged a gap after 12 minutes (27-20) but, thanks to an excellent reaction by Excelsior in the third quarter (5/9 from three-point range in this period), the game completely changed afterwards (59-71 after 32 minutes). The end of the game was very hard for very tired Excelsior players and Gembo benefited from this situation. The scoreboard showed 75-75 with five minutes left on the clock. Gembo's shooter Domien Loubry (186-G-85) hit important three-pointers in the final quarter and the home team eventually recorded a new win. Special mention to Nick Verrept (192-SF-80, 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals), Xavier Collette (185-PG-85, agency: LBM Management, 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal) and Jeroen Van Haevermaet (192-SG-86, 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists) for the losing side.
Score evolution: 20-17, 44-39, 59-66 and 89-82.
Best scorers:
Gembo: D. Loubry 15.
Excelsior: X. Collette 16, N. Verrept 22, J. Van Haevermaet 16, G. De Pooter 8, L. Maesfrancx 6, S. Semijejero 14.

Sint-Niklase Condors vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp: 66-74


After their good game of last week against Belfius Mons Hainaut in Belgian Cup competition (loss 61-76 despite still leading 36-34 at the half), the Condors hoped to be able to challenge Sint-Jan. After a close start, the Jantjes reached a larger lead: 14-30. Brett Hartshorne (199-C/F-92) and Naim El Kounchar (191-G-94) led the visitors to 29-53 at half-time. Sebastien Vermeulen (207-F/C-81) and Elias Lasisi (192-G/F-92) reacted strongly for the Condors after the break but Sint-Jan's Senne Geukens (190-G-83) played his role of leader very well too and hit important baskets to give his team a large advantage at 42-68. The Condors could not come closer to 8 points on the final buzzer.
Score at the half: 29-53
Best scorers:
Condors: S. De Bock 8, E. Lasisi 13, B. Bogaert 5, J.-P. De Decker 10, S. Vermeulen 16, N. Maris 8, J. Gerlo 6.
Sint-Jan: B. Hartshorne 13, S. Geukens 23, B. Raes 9, Anthonis 2, N. El Kounchar 10, Kesteloot 6, A. Druwez 11.

BasKet Tongeren vs. Gent Dragons: 91-88 (after OT)


After a thrilling game and one overtime at the Pibohal in Tongeren, BasKet Tongeren eventually won this game on the buzzer. With 17" to go in the overtime, Jeroen Eskens (190-G-81) hit a crucial three pointer to give the local team a 89-88 lead. After a turnover and an easy lay-up by Jean Delva (197-F/G-87), the final score was 91-88.
The Dragons, thanks to Faycal Lait (190-G-88, agency: Promotex) from long range, made 82-82 although BasKet Tongeren had been in front by 11 points: 82-71. The Dragons earned an extra chance to avoid going to overtime in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. This was not sufficient: Dragon star Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) was sent to the bench after being called a fifth foul at 84-82 in OT and the guys of BasKet Tongeren played better in their last offensive plays.

See highlights on TV Limburg: http://www.tvl.be/nl/sport/recente-afleveringen/2012-10-21/tweedeklasser-tongeren-stunt-tegen-gent-2012-10-21/#.UIRWTm8xqqJ.
Score evolution: 30-28, 50-50, 70-62, 82-82 and 91-88.

Kangoeroes Boom vs. Cuva Houthalen: 102-92

The visitors from Province Limburg trailed behind in the end of the second quarter. Kangoeroes looked like they could have lost their advantage in the third quarter but eventually reacted well in the fourth quarter. Tremendous work by Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, college: Oakland) as a true leader, Wim Dobbelaere (198-F/C-85) and Mitchel Gorremans (191-G/F-85) for the home team. Final score: 102-92. The Kangoeroes will host BC Telenet Oostende in a thrilling Belgian Cup 1/8 Final game on Tuesday.
Score at the half: 53-44
Best scorers:
Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 17, Hemeleers 15, W. Dobbelaere 24, D. Souveryns 8, W. Van Schil 6, M. Gorremans 20, D. Dhaens 12.
Cuva: N/A

Belfius Mons Hainaut II vs. BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde: 84-91

Special mention to Jean Salumu (193-F-90) who led the visitors to this very spectacular win away in Mons.
Best scorers:
Mons Hainaut II: M. Pretto 6, L. Giancaterino 16, E. Lecomte 21, G. Vlamynck 2, L. Schwartz 18, M. Renard 1, A. Gorgemans 11, K. Tumba 10.
Haantjes: G. Delepeleire 13, J. Bourdeaux 9, F. Moerman 2, J. Salumu 30, G. Mestdag 12, M. Linskens 17, L. Lhote 8.

CEP Fleurus vs. Port of Anwterp Giants II: 85-71


CEP Fleurus -- still without Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83), injured -- played well against a nice and young team of Antwerp Giants II. Dennis Donkor (194-G/F-91) started in a impressive way for the visitors but could not keep the same tempo through the whole game. To be mentioned: the great offensive game of Amaury Marion (196-F-91) and again a great performance by the young talent Louis Hazard (199-F-94). Although it should be confirmed, Belgo-Moroccan player Karim Nesba (188-G-86, agency: Promotex, college: Auburn-Montgomery, see interview by Ozell Wells for Eurobasket.com here) could be hired by CEP Fleurus to replace Mitchel Kouwijzer (190-G-87, agency: Court Side) who left the club.
Game highlights broadcasted on Telesambre: http://telesambre.rtc.be/content/view/15646/471/.
Score evolution: 18-14, 41-30, 67-44 and 85-71.
Best scorers:
CEP: A. Marion 21, J. Garvin 2, C. Manzanza 10, L. Pourtoit 8, C. Di Francesco 2, T. Bauwens 11, L. Hazard 6, S. Muric 8, C. Ilongo 17.
Giants II: D. Donkor 22, P. Peeters 7, A. Rojas Palma 11, M. Van Hout 4, R. Bogaerts 4, Ya. Schoepen 2, Yo. Schoepen 3, M. Rademakers 18.

Bye: Point Chaud Sprimont



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 4: Posusje - Kakanj 90-55
Nov. 3: Leotar - Mladost 82-84
Nov. 3: Radnik B. - Bosna 77-76
Nov. 3: Vogosca - Varda HE 75-93
Nov. 4: Borac Nektar - Servitium 71-63
Nov. 3: Zrinjski HT - Capljina 58-63

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Bosna - Kakanj
Nov. 10: Varda HE - Posusje
Nov. 10: Mladost - Vogosca
Nov. 10: Servitium - Leotar
Nov. 10: Capljina - Borac Nektar
Nov. 10: Radnik B. - Zrinjski HT


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. Lalovic, Zrinjski.6.3 
 9. Goranovic, Radnik6.0 
 10. Hadzifejzovi., Ka.6.0 
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. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.4.7 
 8. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 9. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
 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. Penava, Posusje2.0 
 8. Milosevic, Mladost2.0 
 9. Petric, Zrinjski HT2.0 
 10. Knezevic, Mladost2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nermin BUZA
  Bosna
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buza, Bosna2.0 
 2. Ninkovic, Leotar1.5 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje1.0 
 4. Sladoje, Servitium1.0 
 5. Hot, Vogosca1.0 
 6. Velimirovic, Mlado.1.0 
 7. Rizvic, Bosna0.7 
 8. Djurasovic, Leotar0.7 
 9. Lalovic, Zrinjski.0.7 
 10. Jurkovic, Capljina0.5 


Division I Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

The biggest surprise of round 3 was guest Mladost's (2-1) road victory over 4th placed Leotar (1-2) 84-82 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Mladost forced 20 Leotar turnovers. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Montenegrin power forward Ranko Velimirovic (205-72, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Montenegrin point guard Zoran Kascelan (188-86) who recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Mladost moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Leotar at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Mladost is looking forward to face Vogosca (#11) in Sarajevo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leotar will play on the road against Servitium (#10) in Gradiska and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Bijeljina. Second ranked Radnik B. (2-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Bosna ASA BHT (1-2) 77-76 on Saturday evening. It was a good game for Montenegrin power forward Filip Goranovic (205-85) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Vedran Borovcanin contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Radnik B.'s coach Predrag Jacimovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Armin Avdibegovic (188-84) answered with 18 points for Bosna ASA BHT. Newly promoted Radnik B. maintains second place with 2-1 record behind leader Capljina, which they share with 3 other teams. Bosna ASA BHT at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Radnik B. will play against bottom-ranked Zrinjski HT (#12) in Mostar in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bosna ASA BHT will play at home against Kakanj (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader Capljina Lasta delivered the third consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Zrinjski HT (1-2) 63-58 in Mostar. It was a great evening for Krsto Bjelica who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. The best for the losing side was Boris Lalovic with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Capljina Lasta have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser Zrinjski HT dropped to the bottom position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Capljina Lasta will meet at home Borac Nektar (#4) in the next round. Zrinjski HT will play against Radnik B. (#3) in Bijeljina.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Sarajevo. Local Vogosca (1-2) lost to third ranked Varda HE (2-1) 93-75. It was a quality performance for Ilija Zolotic who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Vogosca's coach Muriz Hamidovic rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Varda HE moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Vogosca at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Varda HE's next round opponent will be Posusje (#9) at home and are hoping to win another game. Vogosca will play against the league's second-placed Mladost in Mrkonjic Grad.

In the last two games of round 3 Servitium was defeated by Borac Nektar in Banja Luka 71-63. Bottom-ranked Posusje smashed Kakanj at home 90-55.
The best stats of 3rd round was 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Milos Trikic of Borac Nektar.


Borac Nektar - Servitium 71-63

Everything could happen in Banja Luka at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Borac Nektar and 7th ranked Servitium had identical 1-1 record. This time Borac Nektar used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Gradiska 71-63. The hosts were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-13 Servitium's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 71-63 at the end of the game. Borac Nektar forced 19 Servitium turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Milos Trikic (203-90) who led the winners and scored 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. point guard Ranko Ivic (193-92) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. Guard Nebojsa Maksimovic (180-92) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Milos Tripkovic (197-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Servitium in the defeat. Four Servitium players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Borac Nektar (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Servitium at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Borac Nektar's next round opponent will be league's leader Capljina Lasta on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Servitium will play against Leotar (#8) in Trebinje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Servitium: N.Maksimovic 14+5reb, M.Tripkovic 10+7reb+1ast, F.Simic 10+2reb+1ast, D.Sibalic 10+1reb+2ast, S.Golubovic 9+4reb+2ast, N.Karalic 6+3reb+1ast
Borac Nektar: R.Ivic 20+1reb+1ast, M.Trikic 17+9reb+4ast, M.Vukotic 8+3reb, N.Pavlovic 7+2reb+1ast, S.Blanusa 7+3reb, N.Nikolic 4+2reb
gschID: 201711


Posusje - Kakanj 90-55

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Posusje (1-2) smashed at home higher ranked Kakanj (1-2) 90-55. The game without a history. Posusje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Kakanj's 26. Posusje forced 28 Kakanj turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Kakanj's players. It was an exceptional evening for guard Ivan Begic (194-92) who led the winners and scored 25 points. Croatian guard Ivan Bakovic (197-81) accounted for 17 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Power forward Narcis Begovac (204-79) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Sead Hadzifejzovic (202-89) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Kakanj 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. Posusje left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Kakanj. Posusje's next round opponent will be higher ranked Varda HE (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kakanj: N.Begovac 17+5reb, S.Hadzifejzovic 12+7reb+1ast, A.Delic 10+3reb+3ast, A.Dedic 9+6reb+3ast, D.Hadzic 4, A.Suljagic 2+2reb
Posusje: I.Begic 25+2reb+2ast, I.Bakovic 17+1reb+8ast, K.Mustapic 14+4reb, I.Siric 6+1reb, M.Lovric 6+3reb+3ast, A.Cutura 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 201714


Zrinjski HT - Capljina 58-63

Undefeated leader Capljina Lasta delivered the third consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Zrinjski HT (1-2) 63-58 in Mostar. Zrinjski HT was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 21-11 charge of Capljina Lasta, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for Serbian guard Krsto Bjelica (192-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. Serbian guard Nemanja Kovacevic (194-85) helped adding 12 points and 4 assists. Four Capljina Lasta players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin center Boris Lalovic (209-81) with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Ermin Jazvin (209-80) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Capljina Lasta have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser Zrinjski HT dropped to the bottom position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Capljina Lasta will meet at home Borac Nektar (#4) in the next round. Zrinjski HT will play against Radnik B. (#3) in Bijeljina.
Top scorers:
Zrinjski HT: B.Lalovic 21+8reb+1ast, E.Jazvin 14+6reb+1ast, E.Sinadinovic 7+5reb+4ast, M.Petric 6+5reb+2ast, B.Masic 5+2reb+1ast, B.Bubalo 4+3reb+2ast
Capljina: K.Bjelica 19+2reb+3ast, N.Kovacevic 12+3reb+4ast, N.Popovic 10+7reb+1ast, M.Galic 10+5reb+2ast, B.Jelcic 6+6reb, Z.Kljestan 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 201710


Vogosca - Varda HE 75-93

The game with biggest result difference took place in Sarajevo. Local Vogosca (1-2) lost to third ranked Varda HE (2-1) 93-75. The guests were ahead by 9 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 32-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Varda HE made 32-of-38 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game, while Vogosca only scored twelve points from the stripe. Varda HE forced 19 Vogosca turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by Vogosca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for Serbian power forward Ilija Zolotic (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Montenegrin point guard Darko Kastratovic (189-88, agency: BeoExcell) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists for the winning side. The former international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (203-79, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds and S Albinovic added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Vogosca in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vogosca's coach Muriz Hamidovic rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Varda HE moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Vogosca at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Varda HE's next round opponent will be Posusje (#9) at home and are hoping to win another game. Vogosca will play against the league's second-placed Mladost in Mrkonjic Grad.
Top scorers:
Vogosca: M.Tuljkovic 19+8reb+2ast, S.Albinovic 17+9reb+1ast, M.Keser 14+4reb+2ast, A.Hot 14+1reb+9ast, A.Selimovic 3+2ast, V.Zivic 3
Varda HE: I.Zolotic 21+11reb, D.Kastratovic 19+4ast, M.Josilo 16+5reb, D.Tresac 15+4reb+2ast, M.Mirkovic 9+4reb+1ast, D.Damjanovic 6+1reb
gschID: 201713


Radnik B. - Bosna 77-76

Important game to mention about took place in Bijeljina. Second ranked Radnik B. (2-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Bosna ASA BHT (1-2) 77-76 on Saturday evening. Bosna ASA BHT was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 22-14 charge of Radnik B., which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Bosna ASA BHT 42-25 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bosna ASA BHT was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Montenegrin power forward Filip Goranovic (205-85) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Vedran Borovcanin (200-85) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Radnik B.'s coach Predrag Jacimovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Armin Avdibegovic (188-84) answered with 18 points and power forward Nermin Buza (206-91) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Bosna ASA BHT. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Radnik B. maintains second place with 2-1 record behind leader Capljina, which they share with 3 other teams. Bosna ASA BHT at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Radnik B. will play against bottom-ranked Zrinjski HT (#12) in Mostar in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bosna ASA BHT will play at home against Kakanj (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bosna: A.Avdibegovic 18+3reb+1ast, N.Buza 15+5reb, R.Rizvic 10+5reb+3ast, D.Hodzic 10+4reb+6ast, E.Alispahic 7+3ast, A.Hasandic 6
Radnik B.: V.Borovcanin 18+5reb+2ast, F.Goranovic 15+10reb+1ast, V.Radovanovic 14+5reb+5ast, N.Erkic 12+12reb+1ast, B.Jovanovic 6+5reb+2ast, M.Loncarevic 6+2reb
gschID: 201709


Leotar - Mladost 82-84

The biggest surprise of round 3 was guest Mladost's (2-1) road victory over 4th placed Leotar (1-2) 84-82 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Mladost forced 20 Leotar turnovers. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Montenegrin power forward Ranko Velimirovic (205-72, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Montenegrin point guard Zoran Kascelan (188-86) who recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and N Knezevic added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mladost moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Leotar at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Mladost is looking forward to face Vogosca (#11) in Sarajevo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leotar will play on the road against Servitium (#10) in Gradiska and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Leotar: D.Sakotic 19+2reb+2ast, Z.Kascelan 17+5reb+4ast, B.Djurasovic 16+3reb+2ast, N.Knezevic 14+9reb, D.Ninkovic 7+6reb+1ast, A.Crnogorac 5+5reb
Mladost: I.Bijelic 20+7reb+2ast, R.Velimirovic 18+5reb+2ast, P.Ivanic 16+3reb+4ast, M.Kezic 15+8reb+2ast, N.Milosevic 8+1reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 7+3ast
gschID: 201712



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A2

Division A Standings
 1. Spartak MVR 3-0 
 2. UE Varna 2-1 
 3. Thrace Univ. 2-1 
 4. Academik BL 2-1 
 5. Academik PL 2-1 
 6. Vidabasket 1-2 
 7. Chavdar 0-3 
 8. Dunav 2007 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 4: Dunav 2007 - Spartak MVR 84-101
Nov. 4: Academik PL - Vidabasket 78-53
Nov. 4: Thrace Univ. - Chavdar 77-76
Nov. 4: UE Varna - Academik BL 75-63

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 11: Vidabasket - Spartak MVR
Nov. 11: Academik PL - UE Varna
Nov. 11: Academik BL - Thrace Univ.
Nov. 11: Chavdar - Dunav 2007


Mohammed Abukar claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Lukoil Academik and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds for Lukoil Academik in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Levski Sofia (#4, 2-1) with 27-point margin 91-64. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Lukoil Academik to jump to the first place in the Bulgarian NBL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Lukoil Academik already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Abukar turned to be Lukoil Academik's top player in his first season with the team. San Diego State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Abukar is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.0ppg) and averages solid 65.4% FGP and 44.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Brian Ormon (201-F-84) of Tundja Yambol. Ormon impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Tundja Yambol to edge Beroe (0-2) by 2 points 72-70. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Ormon is a newcomer at Tundja Yambol and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was international guard Ivan Lilov (196-SG-88) of Balkan (#6). Lilov scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Balkan, leading his team to a 82-73 win against Cherno More (#2, 2-1). Balkan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Lilov has a great season in Bulgaria. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 10 points and 12 rebounds
5. Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of Lukoil Academik - 18 points and 9 rebounds
6. Uros Petrovic (205-F-90) of Balkan - 20 points and 7 rebounds
7. Asen Velikov (185-PG-86) of Cherno More - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Reginald Holmes (193-G-87) of Beroe - 21 points and 7 rebounds
9. Michael Hart (206-C/F-85) of Beroe - 16 points and 8 rebounds
10. Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. St.Mary's 2-0 
 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 0-2 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 2-0 
 2. UFV 2-0 
 3. Victoria 2-0 
 4. TRU 1-1 
 5. UNBC 1-1 
 6. Mount Royal 0-2 
 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. 4: St.Mary''s - Memorial 80-62
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. 4: Mount Royal - UFV 67-81
Nov. 3: TWU - UBC 66-77

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 7: McGill - Bishop''s
Nov. 7: UQAM - Concordia
Nov. 8: Calgary - Alberta
Nov. 8: Winnipeg - Regina


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. Perrin, TWU24.0 
 5. Waldner, Lethb.21.5 
 6. Forbes, Saskatch.21.0 
 7. Grewal, UFV21.0 
 8. Walton, Manitoba20.5 
 9. Ramsey, Brandon20.5 
 10. Freeman, UFV20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Blaz BOZINOVIC
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bozinovic, TRU14.5 
 2. Otieno, Alberta10.0 
 3. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s10.0 
 4. Burns, Saskatch.10.0 
 5. Ozsayiner, Manit.9.5 
 6. Waldner, Lethb.9.5 
 7. Forbes, Saskatch.9.0 
 8. Baker, Alberta8.5 
 9. Plumb, UBC8.5 
 10. Bergen-H., Alberta8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ilarion BONHOMME
  Brandon
  (--)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Bonhomme, Brandon7.5 
 2. York, UFV7.5 
 3. Johnson, Lethbrid.6.0 
 4. Duce, Lethbridge5.0 
 5. Awak, Mount Royal4.0 
 6. Walton, Manitoba4.0 
 7. Cunningham, Winnip.4.0 
 8. Acheampong, Victo.4.0 
 9. Plumb, UBC3.5 
 10. Pink, St.Mary''s3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Miguel PINK
  St.Mary''s
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Pink, St.Mary''s5.5 
 2. Baker, Saskatch.4.5 
 3. Scott, St.Mary''s3.5 
 4. Peterson, Victoria3.0 
 5. Thomas, St.Mary''s3.0 
 6. Ramsey, Brandon3.0 
 7. Gooding, Winnipeg3.0 
 8. Plumb, UBC2.5 
 9. Oliver, Manitoba2.5 
 10. Perrin, TWU2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz BOZINOVIC
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bozinovic, TRU2.5 
 2. Moses, Calgary2.5 
 3. Ramsey, Brandon1.5 
 4. Baker, Alberta1.5 
 5. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.0 
 6. Karch, Calgary1.0 
 7. McAvoy, St.Mary''s1.0 
 8. Engen, Lethbridge1.0 
 9. Moffatt, Memorial1.0 
 10. Gareau, Regina1.0 


CIS Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Mount Royal - UFV 73-80

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mount Royal won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) scored 28 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Forward Nick Loewen responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Awet Abraha (183) scored 20 points. Mount Royal's coach Marc Dobell let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.


Top scorers:
UFV: S.Freeman 28+8reb+1ast, K.Grewal 19+5reb+2ast, K.Parchment 12+7reb, J.York 10+3reb+10ast, S.Ashkenazy 6+5reb+2ast, N.Kendall 3+4reb+3ast
Mount Royal: A.Abraha 20+1reb+2ast, J.Gardener 15+3reb+1ast, N.Loewen 12+13reb+5ast, D.Awak 7+7reb+4ast, M.Akwl 7+5reb+3ast, O.Ogun 4+4reb+2ast


gschID: 190321


Mount Royal - UFV 67-81

Cascades defeated Mount Royal 81-67. It looked good early as Mount Royal took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cascades had a 24-15 second period charge getting the lead and Mount Royal was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-81. 24 personal fouls committed by Mount Royal helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Kevon Parchment supported him with 18 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Even 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Awet Abraha (183) did not help to save the game for Mount Royal. Forward Nick Loewen added 16 points for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.

Top scorers:
UFV: K.Grewal 23+10reb+5ast, K.Parchment 18+8reb+2ast, J.Blackman 13+4reb, S.Freeman 12+3reb+1ast, N.Kendall 7+8reb+1ast, J.York 5+4reb+5ast
Mount Royal: A.Abraha 19+6reb+5ast, N.Loewen 16+3reb+2ast, R.Goff 9+10reb, M.Matear 8+3reb+2ast, J.Gardener 6+2reb+1ast, J.Lefebvre 5+1reb+1ast


gschID: 190330


St.Mary''s - Memorial 80-62

St Mary's overcame Memorial 80:62. Halpin top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Kisusi posted 14 points in defeat.

Top scorers:
St.Mary''s: R.Halpin 20+10reb+1ast, H.Ezenibe 17+10reb+3ast, K.Thomas 14+9reb, K.Scott 12+3reb+5ast, M.Pink 8+4reb+4ast, J.McAvoy 5+1reb+2ast
Memorial: A.Kisusi 14+3reb+5ast, D.Moore 8+7reb, C.Gould 7+4reb, R.Wood 7+2reb+1ast, N.Moffatt 6+7reb+1ast, K.Macneill 5+4reb+1ast


gschID: 190329


TRU - UNBC 78-63

Wolfpack forced 20 UNBC turnovers and outrebounded them 44-29 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was guard Brett Rouault (193) who scored 25 points. Guard Akeem Pierre (180) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Wolfpack players scored in double figures. Joel Rybachuk produced 14 points and 5 rebounds and Francis Rowe added 17 points respectively for the guests. UNBC's coach Todd Jordan rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
TRU: B.Rouault 25+4reb+3ast, W.Ondrik 17+4reb+2ast, A.Pierre 15+9reb, B.Bozinovic 10+13reb, K.Pribilsky 6+1reb+4ast, D.Oates 3+6reb+1ast
UNBC: F.Rowe 17+2reb, J.Rybachuk 14+5reb+1ast, S.Raphael 10+4reb, J.Araujo 9+3reb+1ast, B.Cheng 6+2reb+2ast, G.Aubertin 3+2reb
gschID: 190328


TWU - UBC 66-77

The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 45-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Thunderbirds outrebounded Spartans 44-24 including a 39-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) who scored 9 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Jordan Jensen-Whyte (196-94) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Thunderbirds' coach Kevin Hanson used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Mark Perrin produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and Denny McDonald added 18 points respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
UBC: J.Jensen-Whyte 17+5reb+3ast, G.Pippus 17+5reb, I.Solomon 11+3reb+1ast, D.Plumb 9+11reb+5ast, T.Nixon 8+7reb, J.Casey 6+3reb
TWU: D.McDonald 18+4reb, M.Perrin 16+5reb+3ast, T.Smith 14+2reb, K.Osborne 9+2reb+1ast, E.Mara 5+2reb+1ast, M.Cockrill 2+2reb
gschID: 190327


Victoria - UBC Okanagan 71-66

The best player for the winners was Michael Acheampong who scored 14 points and 4 assists. Forward Pierce Anderson (201) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. Vikies' coach Craig Beaucamp allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Azi Fahandeg-Sadi (193) produced 19 points and 4 steals and guard Greet Gill (190) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests.


Top scorers:
Victoria: M.Acheampong 14+3reb+4ast, T.Evans 12+2reb+2ast, K.Peterson 12+3reb+3ast, P.Anderson 9+8reb+1ast, R.Theil 8+3reb, R.Erikson 6+4reb
UBC Okanagan: A.Fahandeg-Sadi 19+4reb+2ast, G.Gill 17+7reb, L.Ndayitwayeko 13+5reb+1ast, D.Mackay 6, A.Faza 5+2reb+2ast, E.Evangelista 4+3reb+4ast


gschID: 190326


Alberta - Brandon 78-64

Golden Bears outrebounded Bobcats 47-25 including a 37-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Golden Bears players scored in double figures. Kenonte Ramsey produced 23 points and Reggie Smith added 15 points respectively for the guests. Bobcats' coach gave the chance to play for ten players and allowed the starting five to get some rest.


Top scorers:
Alberta: J.Baker 28+10reb+2ast, Y.Ouahrig 16+4reb+3ast, K.Otieno 13+9reb+4ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 13+8reb+2ast, A.Weir 3+7reb, N.Crowfoot 3
Brandon: K.Ramsey 23+4reb, R.Smith 15+2reb, A.Benabdelhak 7+8reb, J.Elias 7+1reb, J.Reaves 6+4reb+1ast, P.Matulu 3+1reb


gschID: 190325


Lethbridge - Winnipeg 95-78

Wesmen was better in third quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pronghorn shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Pronghorn outrebounded Wesmen 37-19 including a 27-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was guard Morgan Duce (180) who scored 26 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Derek Waldner (201) chipped in 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Steven Wesley (196, college: E.Washington) produced 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward Benny Iko (198) added 10 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Lethbridge: M.Duce 26+1reb+4ast, D.Waldner 14+9reb+4ast, L.Reiter 13, J.Chief-Morris 13+4reb, C.Johnson 11+5reb+4ast, N.Kovac 8+6reb+3ast
Winnipeg: S.Wesley 16+2reb, T.Krahn 15+1reb, S.Hattin 13+2reb+1ast, B.Iko 10+4reb+3ast, N.Gooding 8+2reb+3ast, D.Brown 8+2reb


gschID: 190324


Saskatchewan - Regina 89-74

Huskies made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Cougars turnovers and outrebounded them 44-28 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Stephon Lamar (185, college: Pacific) who scored 40 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Matthew Forbes (198) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Frank Brown (188) produced 27 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and guard Antonio Tate (175) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests.

Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: S.Lamar 40+8reb+4ast, M.Forbes 24+11reb, B.Baker 10+5reb+2ast, A.Henry 5+2reb+1ast, N.Foth 4+3reb, P.Burns 4+12reb+3ast
Regina: F.Brown 27+1reb, A.Tate 11+5reb+5ast, B.Hebert 11+1reb+1ast, D.Mole 7+2reb+1ast, V.Grujic 7+3reb, P.Gareau 6+5reb+3ast


gschID: 190323


Calgary - Manitoba 68-76

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-13. But Dinos won second period 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bisons won last quarter 24-18. They also forced 20 Dinos turnovers and outrebounded them 42-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. American guard Stephan Walton (178-87, college: Valdosta St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. Forward Yigit Ozsayiner (198) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Walton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bisons players scored in double figures. Guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-91) replied with 21 points and 4 steals and Thijin Moses (201) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Dinos. Dinos' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help.


Top scorers:
Manitoba: S.Walton 15+3reb+3ast, X.Smith 13+4reb+2ast, Y.Ozsayiner 12+8reb+1ast, J.Huertas 10+2reb, D.Joseph 10+5reb+1ast, W.Anders 9+7reb+2ast
Calgary: J.Ogungbemi-Jackson 21+3reb+2ast, Y.Anissovets 8+1reb, C.Mbayi 8+3reb, T.Moses 8+10reb+3ast, J.Gill 7+7reb, D.Karch 5+1reb


gschID: 190322


St.Mary''s - Memorial 96-51

Everything went according to plan in Halifax, NS where top-ranked Huskies (2-0) outleveled bottom-ranked Sea Hawks (0-2) 96-51 on Saturday. Huskies maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Sea Hawks still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
St.Mary''s: H.Ezenibe 20+10reb+2ast, R.Halpin 17+6reb+2ast, K.Thomas 13+5reb+1ast, M.Pink 11+3reb+3ast, W.Liang 9+3reb+1ast, K.Scott 9+2reb+2ast
Memorial: C.Gould 18+9reb+1ast, A.Kisusi 10+5reb+1ast, T.Stanoev 7+4reb+2ast, K.Macneill 6+4reb, D.Moore 4+2reb+1ast, R.Wood 4+7reb
gschID: 190320



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  CHILE   

Standings - LIBSUR

DIMAYOR Standings
 1. Liceo Mixto 12-2 
 2. San Fernando 12-2 
 3. U.Concepcion 10-4 
 4. U.Catolica 7-7 
 5. Duoc 7-7 
 6. San Luis 4-10 
 7. I.P. Virginio 3-11 
 8. Quilicura 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 3: Duoc - San Fernando 77-92
Nov. 3: San Luis - U.Concepcion 63-78
Nov. 3: Liceo Mixto - I.P. Virginio 104-84
Nov. 3: U.Catolica - Quilicura 104-59



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  CHINA   


Fujian getting ready for the CBA season - by Eurobasket Center

The Fujian SBS CBA team, has had a history of mediocre performances, and spotty reputation among import players. This season is no different, after signing one of the top big men back for 2 years, Will McDonald (211-C-79, college: S.Florida), the club then signed Dentmon Justin (182-G-85, college: Washington), last seasons D League MVP, only to cut him a week later from what reports are saying was a guaranteed contract, rumors are surfacing that there will be FIBA action forthcoming, then they brought in swing man and NBA journey man Stephen Graham (198-F/G-82, college: Oklahoma St.), news broke that they then signed Graham to a contract, and now rumors are surfacing they soon will be releasing him as well. The club is in disarray,and it is unfortunate for their new Coach Thomas Baldwin.

The season is still 3 weeks away, and the SBS club will have released 2 players before a regular season game has tipped off. This is certainly a red flag for any potential player or coach.

Apparently the Club is also speaking to former NBA lottery pick Jonny Flynn (183-G-89, college: Syracuse), clearly the team is in need of a playmaker, guard, so not sure why the release of Dentmon to sign Graham.



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FEDERATION CUP 2012 SEMIFINALS, GUERREROS AND BUKAROS LEADS 2-0 - by Victor Garcia

GAME 2:

A very similar game that the first one, but this time was Nuevo Choco who starts behind but tied the game coming to its end, and again Gianlucca Bacci was key in the clutch scoring to bring the victory to Guerreros..
Nuevo Choco 82
Guerreros 83


Guerreros leads 2-0

Bukaros was to tall, to deep, simply to strong for Once Caldas and got the second victory of the playoff,
Once Caldas 75
Bukaros 100

Bukaros leads 2-0



FEDERATION CUP 2012 SEMIFINALS, GUERREROS AND BUKAROS TOOK THE LEAD - by Victor Garcia

Guerreros and Once Caldas in the group A, and Bukaros and Nuevo Choc in the group B qualifies to play the semifinals playoffs in the 2012 Colombian Basketball Federation Cup.
The winners in 5 games will get the ticket to play the finals.

GAMES 1:

Guerreros won the game 1 in the Nuevo Chocos home, the local took control of the game at the end of the first quarter and manged the actions to keep the lead, but Guerreros defense improved in the last quarter and tied the game with 43 seconds left, and was the starting Colombian point guard Gianlucca Bacci with a floater and a free throw who gave the victory to the Guerreros.
Nuevo Choco 74 Ralphy Holmes 29 pts, James Maye 27 pts.
Guerreros 75 Rashad Bell 18 pts, Stalin Ortiz 12 pts


Guerreros leads 1-0

Once Caldas bad luck continues, the Manizales team lost its biggest wheapon Tayron Thomas with a rib injury to the semifinals, but however they had a good start in the first game took an early lead, Bukaros starts to rule the paint and the boards in the second half and did not miss it to win the first game.
Once Caldas 89
Bukaros 106


Guerreros leads 1-0



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Zoran Vrkic joins Ikaros - by Eurobasket News

Ikaros Kallitheas (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old Croatian ex-international guard Zoran Vrkic (200-87). He played last season at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 17 games last year he had 3.1ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Vrkic also played at Biancoblu Basket Bologna (previous name Biancoblu BO) in Italian Lega2 that season. In 14 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 3.8rpg.
He was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Vrkic was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian Senior National Team last year and previouslyfor U18 National Team in 2005. Vrkic represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 56.7%, 3FGP: 36%, FT: 68.4%.
Vrkic has played also professionally in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens) and Slovenia (Union Olimpija and Postojna).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

22-year old forward Ivica Radic (208-F-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Kvarner 2010 and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Djuro Djakovic (#3, 3-2) 69-56. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kvarner 2010 is placed at 2nd position in Croatian league. They are still close to the very top. Kvarner 2010 would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Radic turned to be Kvarner 2010's top player in his first season with the team. Radic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 53.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Robert Lez (192-G-79) of Zabok. He is a guard in his 7th season at Zabok. In the last game Lez recorded impressive 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Zabok to another comfortable win 84-68 over the lower-ranked Osjecki Sokol (#10, 1-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Zabok to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Lez is one of the most experienced players at Zabok and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.8ppg (#5). He also recorded 3.2 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Krizevci (#4). Rembert scored 21 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Krizevci, leading his team to a 84-78 win against slightly lower-ranked Jolly (#5, 2-3). Krizevci needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Rembert has a great season in Croatia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (3rd best) and assists with 3.3apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bruno Sundov (221-C-80) of Osjecki Sokol - 15 points and 11 rebounds
5. Mato Peraica (203-C-81) of Darda - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) of Kvarner 2010 - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. Bojan Krivec (188-G-87) of Kvarner 2010 - 13 points and 12 assists
8. Mirza Hrncic (203-F/C-86) of Darda - 23 points and 6 rebounds
9. Ivan Grgat (210-C/F-74) of Krizevci - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Slavko Modric (203-F/G-84) of Alkar Sinj - 22 points and 2 rebounds

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



Cibona have a solid series of three victories in a row - by Eurobasket News

Cibona have a solid series of three victories in a row in Adriatic League. The Croatian side beat Buducnost 64:60 for 4-3 record. Tweety Carter (180-PG-86, college: Baylor) led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. D.J. Strawberry helped adding 9 points and 6 assists. At the losing side Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Aleksa Popovic scored 13 points and 4 assists.
Zadar meanwhile lost to Siroki WWin 71:80. KK Zadar was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 31-12 charge of HKK Siroki WWin, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for Marko Sutalo (193-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Darko Planinic (211-C-90) accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) came up with 24 points and 8 rebounds and Ante Delas (200-G/F-88) added 4 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for KK Zadar in the defeat.



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 2: AEK - Apollon 78-70
Nov. 2: Keravnos - Apoel 68-66
Nov. 3: ENAD - Etha 63-80
Nov. 4: Omonia - AEL


First win Michelin Etha - by Michael Aristidou


Last year champion Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia won Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios 80-63. The game took place on Pallouriotissa gymnasium due to construction works in Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios home arena. That was the first win for Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia in the championship. On the other hand Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios is still without a win.


First scorer was Akida McLain (206-F-86, college: Indiana, PA) for the winners.

Quarters: 14-12, 36-33, 48-57, 63-80

Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios: Bennet 9 (1), Sims 11, Roland 13, Anastasiadis 2, Razis, Kounas 14, Kaskiris 4, Souflias 2, Jukes 6, Wilson 2


Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia: Akida McLain 18, Poole 7 (1), Williams 4, Downey 14 (4), Adegboye 10 (1), Georgiades A. 4, Cup 8, Ceranic 12, Englisky 3 (1)



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Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 2: Liberec - Sokol V. 89-82
Nov. 2: Sparta Praha - Loko Plzen 85-82
Oct. 29: U19 - Sparta Praha 78-87
Nov. 2: Ostrava - Nymburk B 77-54
Nov. 4: Proton Zlin - Kara Trutnov 75-69
Nov. 4: Sokol H.K. - Sokol P. 74-51
Nov. 4: Litomerice - JBC Brno 72-67
Oct. 30: U19 - Liberec 63-71

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 9: Loko Plzen - Nymburk B
Nov. 11: Kara Trutnov - Ostrava
Nov. 11: JBC Brno - Proton Zlin
Nov. 11: Sokol V. - Litomerice
Nov. 9: Sokol P. - Liberec
Nov. 9: Sparta Praha - Sokol H.K.



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  DENMARK   

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. Virum 4-2 
 6. Lemvig 4-2 
 7. Aarhus BF 3-3 
 8. Stevnsgade 3-3 
 9. Glostrup 2-3 
 10. Haderslev 1-5 
 11. Jonstrup 1-5 
 12. ALBA 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Falcon - Lemvig 80-86
Nov. 3: Stevnsgade - Koge BK 80-61
Nov. 4: Jonstrup - Glostrup 74-87
Nov. 3: Amager BK - BMS Skovlunde 70-87
Nov. 3: Aarhus BF - ALBA 70-60
Nov. 4: Haderslev - Virum 68-90

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 9: Aarhus BF - Amager BK
Nov. 10: Glostrup - Koge BK
Nov. 10: ALBA - Haderslev
Nov. 10: Virum - Falcon
Nov. 10: Lemvig - Stevnsgade
Nov. 10: BMS Skovlunde - Jonstrup


Danish Ligaen round 11 best performance: Donald Rutherford - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Svendborg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Bakken (#2, 9-1) 114-100. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Svendborg to take over top position in the Danish Ligaen. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Svendborg keeps perfect 9 -0 record. In the team's last game Rutherford had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Former Catawba College star has very solid stats this year. Rutherford is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.2ppg. Rutherford is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.1rpg) and averages impressive 60.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. Colas had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 18 rebounds. Of course he lead Randers to another comfortable win 95-80 over slightly lower-ranked Vaerlose (#9, 1-8) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Randers to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Colas is a newcomer at Randers, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC (#3). Jukic showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Horsens IC, leading his team to a 95-83 win against #4 ranked SISU in a game of the week. Horsens IC needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. Jukic has a great season in Denmark. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.0ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (4th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 53.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Keane Thomann (211-C-89) of Horsens IC - 29 points and 6 rebounds
6. Mikkel Plannthin (195-G-88) of Svendborg - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84) of Svendborg - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Orane Chin (200-F-88) of Bakken - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  D-LEAGUE   


66ers Add Eight Players in D-League Draft - by Serafim Karaiskakis

The Tulsa 66ers, proud affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, drafted Dominique Sutton with the sixth overall pick of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft. Additionally, Tulsa selected Travis Hyman with the 22nd pick, Tony Taylor with the 32nd pick, Ron Anderson Jr., with the 54th pick, Rodney Bartholomew with the 70th pick, Solomon Bozeman with the 86th pick, Ayron Hardy with the 102nd pick and Isaiah Wilkerson with the 118th pick.

Sutton (6-5, 212), a forward from North Carolina Central, was a 2012 first-team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection. Sutton averaged 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.7 assists in his senior season. Prior to his time at NCCU, Sutton spent three seasons at Kansas State, playing in 90 games (76 starts). In his junior season at K-State, Sutton averaged 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals.

Hyman (7-0, 245), a center from Bowie State University in Maryland, averaged 10.1 points and 8.5 rebounds in his senior season. He was the 2012 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year along with being an All-CIAA First Team selection.

Taylor (6-1, 191), a guard from George Washington, scored 13.1 points per game while dishing out 4.3 assists and grabbing 2.5 rebounds in 2011-12. The guard was a 2011 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team selection.

Anderson Jr., (6-8, 210) is a forward out of South Florida, where he averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 2011-12. Anderson Jr., played his first two college seasons at Kansas State alongside Sutton. His father, Ron Anderson Sr.,played 10 seasons (1984-94) in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Washington Bullets and scored 7,056 career points.

Bartholomew (6-8, 230), a guard from Indiana Tech, averaged a double-double his final season with 17.5 points and 11.4 rebounds a game while shooting .596 from the field. Bartholomew was a 2011-12 All-NAIA D2 First Team member as well as earning Player of the Year honors in his conference.

Bozeman (6-1, 175), a guard out of Arkansas-Little Rock, spent last season with the D-Leagues Austin Toros, averaging 8.0 points and 3.0 assists.

Hardy (6-5, 215), a forward from the University of Jacksonville, played for Leicester in the United Kingdom in 2011-12. While in the UK, Hardy scored 15.4 points a game while grabbing 5.9 rebounds. Hardy was a two-time Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year as well as an All-Conference First Team selection in 2011.

Wilkerson (6-3, 215), a guard from the New Jersey Institution of Technology, averaged 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in his senior season. He was the Great West Conferences Player of the Year in 2011-12 and an All-American honorable mention.

The Tulsa 66ers open training camp on Saturday, Nov. 10 with their 16-man roster. Tulsas season tips off Nov. 23 against the Texas Legends at the SpiritBank Event Center.

For more information on the Tulsa 66ers, call the 66ers business office at (918) 585-8444.

Draft Recap:
6. Dominique Sutton (F, 6-5, 212, 10/20/86, North Carolina Central)
22. Travis Hyman (C, 7-0, 245, 07/12/87, Bowie State)
32. Tony Taylor (G, 6-1, 191, 08/09/90, George Washington)
54. Ron Anderson Jr. (F, 6-8, 210, 09/12/89, South Florida)
70. Rodney Bartholomew (F, 6-8, 230, 05/21/89, Indiana Tech)
86. Solomon Bozeman (G, 6-1, 175, 12/18/87, Arkansas-Little Rock)
102. Ayron Hardy (F, 6-5, 215, 12/24/88, Jacksonville)
118. Isaiah Wilkerson (G, 6-3, 215, 11/13/90, New Jersey Institute of Technology)

source: http://www.nba.com/dleague/tulsa/



Legends Select Eight Players in 2012 Draft - by Eurobasket News

Frisco, TX - The Texas Legends selected eight players in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft tonight to fill out their training camp roster in advance of the 2012-13 season.
With the Legends first selection (8th overall) in the 2012 draft, the Legends selected Christian Eyenga (6'7''-G-89) (6'5" gaurd, Congo). Eyenga was selected in the First Round (30th overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009 NBA Draft and has spent two seasons in the NBA.

In the second round, Texas picked Sean Singletary (6'0''-PG-85, college: Virginia), 6'0" guard from Virginia. Singletary was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round of the 2008 NBA Draft. With the Third Round selection, Texas picked Shay Shine (6'2''-G-89, college: High Point), 6'2" guard from High Point.

Additionally, the Legends selected Darryl Bryant (6'2''-G-90) in the Fifth Round, Marcus Simmons (6'6''-G-88, college: USC) in the Sixth Round, Billy McShepard (6'10''-F, college: Valdosta St.) in the Seventh Round and Kenny Dobbs in the Eighth Round.
Courtesy of: http://www.oursportscentral.com



Armor Select Nine Players in 2012 NBA D-League Draft - by Eurobasket News

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Armor selected nine players in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft tonight to fill out their training camp roster in advance of the 2012-13 season.
"We are very excited with the potential this group of players offers," said Brooklyn Nets General Manager of Minor League Operations Milton Lee. "We added nine players tonight that will contribute to an exciting and competitive training camp in Springfield."

The Armor drafted Tim Ohlbrecht (6'11''-F/C-88) (6-11, 225, Germany) with their first selection, 14th overall, in the draft and added eight more players on the evening. One of the Armor's two second round picks, Willie Reed (6'9''-F-90, college: St.Louis) (6-9, 220, Saint Louis), was in NBA training camp with the Sacramento Kings.

The nine players selected by the Armor tonight are:

Rd Pick Name Pos Ht Wt From

1 14 Tim Ohlbrecht F 6-11 225 Germany

2 29 Christian Polk (6'3''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP)* G 6-4 190 UTEP

2 30 Willie Reed^ F 6-9 220 Saint Louis

3 46 Cliff Tucker (6'6''-G/F)* G/F 6-6 200 Maryland

4 62 Shawn Vanzant (6'0''-PG-88, college: Butler) G 6-0 170 Butler

5 78 Shawn Taggart (6'10''-F-85, college: Memphis) F/C 6-10 225 Memphis

6 94 Stefan Bonneau (5'10''-G) G 5-10 185 C.W. Post

7 110 Chaz Crawford (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Drexel) F 6-10 235 Drexel

8 126 Nate Brown (6'0''-PG-80, college: St.Peter's) G 6-0 190 St. Peter's

*-Rookie

^-Draft Pick Acquired from Santa Cruz in 2011-12

The Armor will bring 17 players to training camp which opens on Monday, November 12. The rest of Springfield's training camp roster is:

Name Pos Ht Wt College How Acquired

Jamar Brown (6'9''-F/C-80, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) F/C 6-10 240 CSU-Pueblo Returning Player

Reginald Delk (6'4''-G-86, college: Louisville) G 6-4 200 Louisville Open Tryout

James Mays (6'9''-F-86, college: Clemson) F 6-8 230 Clemson Affiliate Player

Louie McCroskey (6'5''-G-85, college: Marist) F 6-6 210 Syracuse Open Tryout

Chas McFarland (7'0''-C-86, college: Wake Forest) C 7-0 245 Wake Forest Returning

Carleton Scott (6'8''-F-88, college: Notre Dame) F 6-8 218 Notre Dame Affiliate Player

DeAndre Taylor (6'5''-G-89, agency: Worldwide Career Management)* G 6-4 190 N.Michigan Open Tryout

Jonathan Thomas (6'2''-G) G/F 6-6 210 Marshall Returning

*-Rookie
Courtesy of: http://www.oursportscentral.com



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EX SAMEJI Star Eniel Polynice Drafted by LA Defenders - by Oscar Peralta

Eniel Polynice (195-G-88, college: Seton Hall) a 6'5" point guard that represented Sameji was drafted in the 2012 NBA D-League draft by the LA Defenders, a team that is not new to Polynice because it is where he got his pro start last year. As a rookie with the defenders Polynice did a great job including a triple-double which is rare for rookies to accomplish. after the defenders Polynice left the country to get a taste of Overseas Basketball, making stops in Dominican Republic and Mexico where he dominated the competition with +25ppg, +7rpg, +4apg, +1bpg. Polynice is describe as a do it all point guard because of his natural abilities and the fact that he can basically do it all on the court. He is scratching the NBA surface, Many have Polynice rated as one of the best young Point guard not in the NBA and it is why Polynice has past up a couple lucrative offers to go to Europe this season and try making his NBA dream a reality with the LA defenders. Polynice who just turn 24 years old is expected to be in the NBA or running the point for a top team in Europe in the near future. We want to wish Polynice the best and hope to see him this year running alongside Kobe Bryant in the best league in the world.


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Update on Estonian teams in BBL - by Eurobasket News

Tarvas won over Nevezis 85:69. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Maris Laksa chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Gediminas Zyle produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and Andrius Aleksandrovas (197-G-86) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Ventspils overcame TTU 67:54. Martins Laksa fired 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Donald Sims (185-PG-87, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 13 points. Andrew Arnold produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and Erik Keedus added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Siauliai meanwhile edged Rapla 106:63. Saulius Kuzminskas fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Chase Simon (198-G-89, college: Detroit Mercy) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Raido Ringmets produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and Rait-Riivo Laane added 9 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side.
Tln Kalev was beaten by Nevezis 60:80. Andrius Aleksandrovas fired 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Sarunas Kulevicius chipped in 11 points and 5 assists. Ike Okoye produced 23 points and 9 rebounds and Marc Campbell (180-G-86, college: N.Carolina) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side.



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Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 7

A

Nov. 4: Ura Basket - Pyrinto II 94-99
Nov. 4: Porvoon Tarmo - SayRi 78-68
Nov. 4: Huima - Oulun NMKY 76-71
Nov. 4: Tapiolan Honka - BC Nokia 108-80

B

Nov. 4: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY 95-87
Nov. 4: BC Jyvaskyla - Kerava ET 78-98
Nov. 4: Jarvenpaa - JyWe 71-78
Nov. 4: KaU Koris - HBA-Marsky 103-81

Regular Season: Round 8

A

Nov. 9: Porvoon Tarmo - Tapiolan Honka
Nov. 11: Ura Basket - BC Nokia
Nov. 11: Pyrinto II - SayRi
Nov. 11: Huima - ToPo

B

Nov. 9: KaU Koris - BC Jyvaskyla
Nov. 11: HBA-Marsky - JyWe
Nov. 11: Kerava ET - Jarvenpaa
Nov. 11: TuNMKY - BC Jyvaskyla
Nov. 11: Espoo Basket - KaU Koris


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Richardson, Ura B.32.5 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia28.6 
 3. Salminen, TuNM.21.7 
 4. Young, Porvoon21.7 
 5. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.5 
 6. Brennan, Tapiolan.21.3 
 7. Pederson, SayRi21.3 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II20.2 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe20.0 
 10. Collins, SayRi20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia15.6 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.6 
 3. Syrjala, KaU Koris12.9 
 4. Stephens, Huima12.2 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe12.0 
 6. Salminen, TuNM.11.3 
 7. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.11.2 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.10.8 
 9. Pederson, SayRi10.8 
 10. Young, Porvoon10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Robert JUVONEN
  Kerava ET
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Juvonen, Kerava ET5.0 
 2. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.3 
 3. Jarvinen, KaU Koris4.2 
 4. Ginty, ToPo4.0 
 5. Harjula, Pyrinto II4.0 
 6. Jarvinen, Tapiol.3.8 
 7. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
 8. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.4 
 9. Riihela, BC Nokia3.4 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.3 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.6 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.2.5 
 3. Andersen, Espoo B.2.3 
 4. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.2 
 5. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET2.0 
 7. Russell, Oulun N.2.0 
 8. Herrala, HBA-M.1.9 
 9. Syrjala, KaU Koris1.9 
 10. Thomas, SayRi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jari PULKKINEN
  Pyrin.
  (203-PF-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.3.0 
 2. Keskitalo, JyWe2.1 
 3. Young, Porvoon2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.8 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET1.3 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET1.3 
 7. Stephens, Huima1.2 
 8. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.1 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 
 10. Immonen, TuNM.1.0 


1st Division Round 7: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

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

1st Division round 7 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader TuNMKY (5-2) against eighth ranked Espoo Basket (2-5) 95-87 was the most important game of the last round. Espoo Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to TuNMKY's 30. They outrebounded TuNMKY 58-35 including a 42-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Oscar Andersen (195-93) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Joonas Suotamo (209-86, college: Penn St.) contributed with 9 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Espoo Basket's coach Markku Siironen used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for TuNMKY. Espoo Basket moved-up to seventh place in Division. TuNMKY at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Porvoon Tarmo. TuNMKY will play next round against BC Jyvaskyla trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Espoo Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked KaU Koris in Karkkila.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oulun NMKY (3-3) against eighth ranked Aanekosken Huima (3-3) on Sunday night. Visiting Oulun NMKY was defeated by Aanekosken Huima in a tough game in Aanekoski 71-76. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Andre Stephens (180-87, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. DeAndre Mays helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Aanekosken Huima's coach Derrick Crayton allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side swingman Dwight Coleman (203-84, college: Dallas Baptist) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Aanekosken Huima moved-up to fourth place in Division. Aanekosken Huima will play against higher ranked Torpan Pojat (#3) in Helsinki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oulun NMKY will have a break next round.
1st Division top team - Porvoon Tarmo (6-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-4) 78-68. American players dominated also this game. It was a quality performance for Jerrah Young who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Nicholas Pederson came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Saynatsalon Riento in the defeat. Saynatsalon Riento's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Porvoon Tarmo maintains first place in Division with 6-1 record. Loser Saynatsalon Riento dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Porvoon Tarmo will meet at home league's second-placed Tapiolan Honka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saynatsalon Riento will play against Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Ura Basket is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to seventh ranked Pyrinto II (3-3) 99-94. Joni Harjula fired 28 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pyrinto II moved-up to fifth place in Division. Ura Basket at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Pyrinto II's next round opponent will be Saynatsalon Riento (#8) in Jyvaskyla. Ura Basket will play at home against BC Nokia and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Karkkila supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed HBA-Marsky (3-4) played at the court of fifth ranked KaU Koris (4-3). KaU Koris smashed HBA-Marsky 103-81 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for Sami Syrjala who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. HBA-Marsky's coach Anton Mirolybov gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. KaU Koris moved-up to fourth place in Division. Loser HBA-Marsky dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. KaU Koris will face Espoo Basket (#7) on the road in the next round. HBA-Marsky will play against JyWe in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 7 were not that significant.
In Division BC Nokia was smashed by Tapiolan Honka on the road 108-80. Jarvenpaa lost to JyWe on its own court 71-78. Kerava ET outscored BC Jyvaskyla in a road game 98-78.
The most impressive performance of 7th round was 22 points and 18 rebounds by Harri Keskitalo of JyWe.


Group A
Tapiolan Honka - BC Nokia 108-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Tapiolan Honka's (4-2) home victory over 5th ranked BC Nokia (2-3) 108-80 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Tapiolan Honka. BC Nokia was better in fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tapiolan Honka dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to BC Nokia's 48. It was a great shooting night for Tapiolan Honka especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for American forward Eric Brennan (201-89, college: Kutztown) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. The former international Tuomas Iisalo (195-82, agency: Court Side) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Five Tapiolan Honka players scored in double figures. American power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds and guard Timo Riihela (193-80) added 12 points in the effort for BC Nokia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tapiolan Honka moved-up to second place in Division. Loser BC Nokia dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Tapiolan Honka will face league's leader Porvoon Tarmo on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Nokia will play against Ura Basket (#9) in Kaarina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: B.Moultrie 23+8reb, T.Riihela 12+4reb, S.Hopkins 11+3reb, K.Woods 9+7reb, H.Jokinen 8+1reb, A.Keski-Koukkari 6+1reb
Tapiolan Honka: T.Iisalo 22+3ast, E.Brennan 18+12reb, V.Vanjoki 15+2reb, R.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, A.Vanjoki 11+3reb+1ast, I.Sirola 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197485


Huima - Oulun NMKY 76-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oulun NMKY (3-3) against eighth ranked Aanekosken Huima (3-3) on Sunday night. Visiting Oulun NMKY was defeated by Aanekosken Huima in a tough game in Aanekoski 71-76. Oulun NMKY was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 30-23 charge of Aanekosken Huima, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Andre Stephens (180-87, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Guard DeAndre Mays (188-87, college: Youngstown St., agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Aanekosken Huima's coach Derrick Crayton allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side swingman Dwight Coleman (203-84, college: Dallas Baptist) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Russell Frederick (185-88, college: Philadelphia) scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. Aanekosken Huima moved-up to fourth place in Division. Aanekosken Huima will play against higher ranked Torpan Pojat (#3) in Helsinki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oulun NMKY will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: J.Vanttaja 19+5reb, J.Nofflet 17+5reb+2ast, D.Coleman 16+9reb+3ast, R.Frederick 13+7reb+5ast, H.Vihavainen 4+4reb+2ast, J.Kauro 2+1reb+1ast
Huima: A.Stephens 21+11reb, P.Ranta 21+3reb+2ast, D.Mays 16+7reb+5ast, K.Tribbett 6+9reb+1ast, S.Mantymaa 6+3reb, J.Uecker 4+1reb
gschID: 197487


Porvoon Tarmo - SayRi 78-68

1st Division top team - Porvoon Tarmo (6-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-4) 78-68. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-68. Porvoon Tarmo forced 22 Saynatsalon Riento turnovers. American players dominated also this game. It was a quality performance for forward Jerrah Young (201-85, college: Toledo) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Isaiah Tate (192-89, college: George Mason) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Young is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Nicholas Pederson (203-85) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Eryk Thomas (200-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Saynatsalon Riento in the defeat. Saynatsalon Riento's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Porvoon Tarmo maintains first place in Division with 6-1 record. Loser Saynatsalon Riento dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Porvoon Tarmo will meet at home league's second-placed Tapiolan Honka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saynatsalon Riento will play against Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
SayRi: E.Thomas 18+9reb+2ast, N.Pederson 16+11reb+2ast, C.Collins 11+3reb+1ast, J.Parkkinen 7+1reb, J.Maenpaa 6+3reb+1ast, K.Naukkarinen 4
Porvoon Tarmo: J.Young 26+13reb+1ast, I.Tate 17+7reb+1ast, J.Kyllonen 14+2reb+3ast, J.Nissinen 7+4reb+2ast, T.Hartikainen 5+2reb+2ast, T.Rintala 4+3reb
gschID: 197486


Ura Basket - Pyrinto II 94-99

Bottom-ranked Ura Basket is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to seventh ranked Pyrinto II (3-3) 99-94. 30 personal fouls committed by Ura Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) fired 28 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Topias Palmi (190-94) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds. American swingman Bobby Nash (198-84) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Nolan Richardson (188-84, college: Midwestern St.) added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Pyrinto II moved-up to fifth place in Division. Ura Basket at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Pyrinto II's next round opponent will be Saynatsalon Riento (#8) in Jyvaskyla. Ura Basket will play at home against BC Nokia and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ura Basket: B.Nash 23+14reb+1ast, N.Richardson 23+9reb+3ast, M.Ahokas 18+7reb, O.Virolainen 10+1reb, S.Latvala 7+2reb+1ast, T.Ritanotko 5
Pyrinto II: J.Harjula 28+8reb+4ast, T.Palmi 23+8reb, K.Rasinaho 18+2reb, J.Vaananen 17+3reb+1ast, J.Kilpinen 4+3reb+1ast, T.Sukanen 4+10reb
gschID: 197488


Group B
Espoo Basket - TuNMKY 95-87

1st Division round 7 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader TuNMKY (5-2) against eighth ranked Espoo Basket (2-5) 95-87 was the most important game of the last round. Espoo Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to TuNMKY's 30. They outrebounded TuNMKY 58-35 including a 42-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Oscar Andersen (195-93) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Joonas Suotamo (209-86, college: Penn St.) contributed with 9 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Espoo Basket's coach Markku Siironen used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Sakari Salminen (200-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Dariush Hazrati (186-94) added 21 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for TuNMKY. Four TuNMKY players scored in double figures. Espoo Basket moved-up to seventh place in Division. TuNMKY at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Porvoon Tarmo. TuNMKY will play next round against BC Jyvaskyla trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Espoo Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked KaU Koris in Karkkila.
Top scorers:
TuNMKY: D.Hazrati 21+5reb+2ast, S.Salminen 19+14reb+5ast, O.Lindqvist 15+2reb+5ast, O.Immonen 14+2reb+1ast, T.Jaakkola 7+3reb, K.Huovinen 6+5reb+1ast
Espoo Basket: O.Andersen 31+5reb+4ast, J.Ohtonen 21+7reb, J.Domingues Del Villar 10+11reb+1ast, J.Suotamo 9+17reb+6ast, M.Tammi 8+9reb+1ast, H.Sivula 5+1reb
gschID: 197492


KaU Koris - HBA-Marsky 103-81

The game in Karkkila supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed HBA-Marsky (3-4) played at the court of fifth ranked KaU Koris (4-3). KaU Koris smashed HBA-Marsky 103-81 on Sunday. The game without a history. KaU Koris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for forward Sami Syrjala (197-81) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Kimmo Tolvanen (193-77) contributed with 28 points for the winners. Five KaU Koris players scored in double figures. Oskar Michelsen (203-95) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Julius Rajala (205-94) added 16 points in the effort for HBA-Marsky. HBA-Marsky's coach Anton Mirolybov gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. KaU Koris moved-up to fourth place in Division. Loser HBA-Marsky dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. KaU Koris will face Espoo Basket (#7) on the road in the next round. HBA-Marsky will play against JyWe in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
HBA-Marsky: O.Michelsen 17+5reb, J.Rajala 16+4reb+1ast, F.Aidoo 10+3reb+1ast, M.Vallila 9+2reb, M.Kauhanen 9+2reb, S.Nieminen 7+4reb
KaU Koris: K.Tolvanen 28+2reb, S.Syrjala 24+15reb+3ast, T.Sakala 17+11reb+1ast, J.Kinnunen 13+3reb+3ast, L.Jarvinen 10+5reb+9ast, A.Kivimaki 6+2ast
gschID: 197491


Jarvenpaa - JyWe 71-78

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Jarvenpaa (2-5) lost at home to third ranked JyWe (5-2) 78-71 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Jarvenpaa won second period 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JyWe dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Jarvenpaa's 34. They outrebounded Jarvenpaa 49-26 including a 35-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jarvenpaa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for center Harri Keskitalo (210-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. Forward Ville Pyykkonen (203-77) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Visa Tarjanne (193-93) answered with 35 points (!!!) and guard Janne Hanninen (190-86) added 7 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Jarvenpaa. Newly promoted JyWe maintains third place in Division with 5-2 record behind leader Porvoon Tarmo. Jarvenpaa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. JyWe will face HBA-Marsky (#5) in Helsinki in the next round. Jarvenpaa will play on the road against the league's leader Kerava Energia Team.
Top scorers:
Jarvenpaa: V.Tarjanne 35+3reb+1ast, J.Viita 10+2reb+7ast, J.Mantyla 9+6reb, J.Hanninen 7+10reb+3ast, L.Tukia 4+1reb+1ast, J.Rautiainen 4+1ast
JyWe: H.Keskitalo 22+18reb, V.Pyykkonen 19+8reb, J.Hautsalo 9+4reb, M.Vilhunen 9+5reb, J.Laine 5+3reb+1ast, L.Luokomaa 4+3reb
gschID: 197490


BC Jyvaskyla - Kerava ET 78-98

Very predictable result when second ranked Kerava Energia Team (5-2) rolled over on the road 7th ranked BC Jyvaskyla (2-5) 98-78 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-78. Kerava Energia Team made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. BC Jyvaskyla was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Cameroonian power forward Rudolf Mua (201-80) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Robert Juvonen (185-91) contributed with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Kerava Energia Team players scored in double figures. American guard Nafis Ricks (188, college: Missouri St.) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and center Miikka Markkanen (200-93) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kerava Energia Team keeps a position of Division leader. Loser BC Jyvaskyla dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Kerava Energia Team will face Jarvenpaa (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Jyvaskyla will play against the league's second-placed TuNMKY in Turun.
Top scorers:
BC Jyvaskyla: N.Ricks 22+6reb+7ast, M.Markkanen 19+9reb+1ast, M.Corpening 10+13reb+1ast, M.Manninen 9+3reb, H.Kalteenmaki 6+2reb, K.Kuokkanen 6+1reb+1ast
Kerava ET: R.Mua 26+8reb, R.Juvonen 21+5reb+5ast, L.Trice Little 13+7reb, A.Towa 12+13reb+2ast, E.Sahlberg 11, A.Heiskanen 10+2reb
gschID: 197489



Staying Positive is Key - by Greg Logins

Hello Basketball Fans,
I am still doing great and I thank God for another wonderful day of life. Today, I am just relaxing on this Sunday afternoon on our day off and recuperating from a tough weeks of work facing two of the power house teams in our league, the Bisons, and Kataja. We ended up being 0-2 and 4-4 overall. I think in both games, we showed are potential of what we can be, and how we could compete against the higher level talented teams, but we did not put enough minutes together or plays to complete the missions. With these two loses this week, I think we just have to stay positive as a organization, and team plus build off of our mistakes to get back onto the right track. The mistakes that we make, are mistakes that we will fix and work hard this upcoming week and be ready to compete next Saturday on the road against Karhu. We all will go into practice with a positive mindset to work hard the whole week, and be ready. As a individual, I will continue to grow and improve as a player to help my team win and get better. We are a good team when we play together, and I believe when we do get to where we need to be, we will be a tough contender in this league and be ready for war no matter what. I hope everyone has a great day, and thanks for reading my blogs...

Greg Logins #4

Namika Hoops



Keskitalo's double-double lands him 1st Division Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old center Harri Keskitalo (210-C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for JyWe and receives a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat Jarvenpaa (#8, 2-5) 78-71. JyWe maintains the 3rd position in Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. JyWe will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. It's Keskitalo's second year at JyWe and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Keskitalo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 12.0rpg) and averages solid 2.1bpg and 55.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jerrah Young (201-F-85) of top-ranked Porvoon Tarmo. He is American forward in his first season at Porvoon Tarmo. In the last game Young recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Porvoon Tarmo cruised to a 78-68 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked SayRi (#8, 2-4). Of course Porvoon Tarmo still keep group A's top spot. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Young is a newcomer at Porvoon Tarmo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.7ppg (#4). He also registered 10.4 boards per game. Former The University of Toledo star Young is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sami Syrjala (197-F-81) of KaU Koris (#4). Syrjala scored 24 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of KaU Koris, leading his team to a 103-81 easy win against slightly lower-ranked HBA-Marsky (#5, 3-4). KaU Koris needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group B. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Syrjala has a great season in Finland. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.9rpg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 57.4% and 3PT: 40.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sakari Salminen (200-F-87) of TuNMKY - 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Joni Harjula (189-G-83) of Pyrinto II - 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nafis Ricks (188-G) of BC Jyvaskyla - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Bobby Nash (198-G/F-84) of Ura Basket - 23 points and 14 rebounds
8. Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of Kerava ET - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Eric Brennan (201-F-89) of Tapiolan Honka - 18 points and 12 rebounds
10. Oscar Andersen (195-F-93) of Espoo Basket - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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)



1.DIVISION: Ura Basket lost after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1A, round 6: Ura Basket (Kaarina) is still without the first victory of this season. Today Team Ura Basket had a 20-point-lead (54-34) during the half time vs Pyrinto II (Tampere), but Joni Harjula (189-G-83) tied the game (87-87) at the buzzer and OT was needed. Pyrinto II scored then five points more than the hosts and won 94-99 (87) (54-34). Bobby Nash (198-G/F-84) led Ura Basket (0-6) with a double-double 23pts/14rbs. Harjula netted 28 points for Pyrinto II (3-3).
Honka (Tapiola) crushed BC Nokia 108-80 (58-33) and Tuomas Iisalo (195-SF-82, agency: Court Side) led the hosts with 22 pts. Eric Brennan (201-F-89, college: Kutztown) added 18pts/12rbs for Honka. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) led again BC Nokia. This time no double-double for Moultrie, but 23pts/8rbs anyway. Huima (Aanekoski) beat YMCA Oulu 76-71 (38-39). Andre Stephens (180-G-87, college: S.Mississippi) led Huima with 21pts/11rbs. Pena Ranta (182-PG-81) scored his season high 21 pts. Jari Vanttaja (209-F/C-86, college: Baylor) led YMCA Oulu with 19 pts. And in Porvoo local Tarmo (6-1) defeated Riento from Saynatsalo 78-68 (37-27). Tarmo's two Americans Jerrah Young (201-F-85, college: Toledo) and Isaiah Tate (192-G-89, college: George Mason) combined 43pts/20rbs. Eryk Thomas (200-C/F-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) led SayRi (2-4) with 18 pts.

Ura Basket - Pyrinto II OT 94-99 (87) (54-34). (Bobby Nash 23/14, Nolan Richardson 23/9, Miska Ahokas 18 - Joni Harjula 28/8, Topias Palmi 23, Kristian Rasinaho 18).
Honka - BC Nokia 108-80 (58-33). (Tuomas Iisalo 22, Eric Brennan 18/12, Viljami Vanjoki 15 - Brian Moultrie 23/8, Timo Riihela 12, Shawn Hopkins 11).
Huima - YMCA Oulu 76-71 (38-39). (Andre Stephens 21/11, Pena Ranta 21, DeAndre Mays 16/5a - Jari Vanttaja 19, Josh Nofflet 17, Dwight Coleman 16/9).
Tarmo - SayRi 78-68 (37-27). (Jerrah Young 26/13, Isaiah Tate 17/7, Jarkko Kyllonen 14 - Eryk Thomas 18/9, Nicholas Pedersen 16/11, CJ Collins 11).



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Cole's double-double lands him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old forward Jarryd Cole (204-F-88, agency: JEMsports) put on an amazing game in the last round for La Rochelle and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Orchy (#4, 4-1) 74-72. La Rochelle is placed at 13th position in French NM1. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. Cole turned to be La Rochelle's top player in his first season with the team. Jarryd Cole averages this season 15.7ppg and 6.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Sylvain Marco (206-C-85) of Monaco. He is a center in his 3rd season at Monaco. In the last game Marco recorded impressive 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Monaco to another comfortable win outscoring CFBB (#16, 0-6) 101-58. This victory allowed Monaco to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Marco is one of the most experienced players at Monaco and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another La Rochelle's star - swingman Amy M'Boma (199-F/G-83). M'Boma showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of La Rochelle, helping his team with a 74-72 win against the higher-ranked Orchy (#4, 4-1). La Rochelle can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for M'Boma he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. M'Boma has a very solid season. In 6 games in France he scored 10.0ppg. He also has 4.2rpg and 3.7apg. Amy M'Boma has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Benjamin Thomas (181-PG-82) of Vichy - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Karim Gourari (201-F-89) of Rueil - 19 points and 7 rebounds
6. Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-C/F-84) of Souffel - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Nemanja Calasan (205-C-85) of Monaco - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. SyPir Traore (204-F-85) of Angers BC 49 - 24 points and 5 rebounds
9. El Kabir Pene (190-G-84) of Rennes - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



French ProB round 7 best performance: Wilbert Brown - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) put on an amazing game in the last round for Maurienne, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Denain (#18, 0-7) with 27-point margin 108-81. Maurienne maintains the 4th position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Maurienne will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Maurienne and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Niagara University star has very solid stats this year. Brown is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.0ppg. Brown is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 8.6rpg) and averages impressive 57.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Court Side) of Evreux. Wood had a very good evening with a triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Of course Evreux cruised to a 84-73 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#16, 2-5). This victory allowed Evreux to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wood is well-known at Evreux and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.1ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 10.9rpg and 5.1apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Errick Craven (188-G-83) of St Vallier (#9). Craven scored 22 points and passed ten assists (!!!). He was a key player of St Vallier, leading his team to a 93-87 win against the lower-ranked Bordeaux (#17, 1-6). St Vallier needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Craven has a great season in France. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 9.1apg (best passer). He also has 3.1spg and FGP: 53.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Flowers (200-F-89) of Denain - 28 points and 6 rebounds
5. Jason Siggers (188-SG-85) of Lille - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. O'Darien Bassett (191-G-86) of Rouen - 26 points and 9 rebounds
7. Charles Jackson (203-F-87) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Shaun Fein (191-G-78) of Antibes - 26 points and 3 rebounds
9. Karim Atamna (194-G/F-80) of Fos Ouest - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. David Denave (195-SG-85) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists

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



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D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. ABA Strumica 2-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 2-0 
 3. Kumanovo 2-0 
 4. Kozuv 1-1 
 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. 4: Kumanovo - Kozuv 86-72
Nov. 3: Pelister Bitola - Feni Indistrija 74-100
Nov. 3: Rabotnicki - Lirija 73-70

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 10: Vardar - Pelister Bitola
Nov. 10: Feni Indistrija - Rabotnicki
Nov. 10: Kozuv - ABA Strumica
Nov. 10: Lirija - Kumanovo


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo23.5 
 2. Marjanovikj, Pelis.17.5 
 3. Tasovski, Lirija17.0 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.16.0 
 5. Bogoev, ABA S.16.0 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.15.5 
 7. Simonovski, Feni I.15.0 
 8. Karadzovski, Kozuv15.0 
 9. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.0 
 10. Petkovski, Pelist.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja JELESIJEVIC
  Rabot.
  (210-C/F-79)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Jelesijevic, Rabot.10.5 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo10.0 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija9.0 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.8.5 
 5. Zaharievski, Pelis.8.5 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.8.0 
 7. Brckov, Feni I.7.0 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar7.0 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.6.0 
 10. Shterjov, Kozuv6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ivica DIMCEVSKI
  Kuman.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dimcevski, Kuman.6.0 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv6.0 
 3. Bogoev, ABA S.4.0 
 4. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 5. Brckov, Feni I.3.0 
 6. Gocevski, ABA S.3.0 
 7. Pilcevic, Feni I.3.0 
 8. Jevdic, ABA S.3.0 
 9. Janjusevic, ABA S.3.0 
 10. Knezevic, Feni I.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Predrag PAJIC
  Vardar
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pajic, Vardar3.5 
 2. Balazs, ABA S.3.0 
 3. Simonovski, Feni I.2.5 
 4. Stajic, Lirija2.5 
 5. Blazevski, Kozuv2.5 
 6. Kostoski, Kumanovo2.5 
 7. Dimcevski, Kuman.2.0 
 8. Ugrinovski, Lirija2.0 
 9. Bogoev, ABA S.2.0 
 10. Arsic, ABA S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo2.5 
 2. Tasovski, Lirija1.5 
 3. Simic, Lirija1.5 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija1.0 
 5. Zaharievski, Pelis.1.0 
 6. Bozovic, Kozuv1.0 
 7. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.0 
 8. Arsic, ABA S.1.0 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.0.5 
 10. Knezevic, Feni I.0.5 


Prva Liga Round 2: Kumanovo 2009 defeats Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Prva Liga.

Kumanovo - Kozuv 86-72

The game was mostly controlled by Kumanovo 2009. Kozuv managed to win second period 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kumanovo 2009 dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kozuv's 34. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Kozuv. Four Kozuv players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 24+6reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 17+10reb+2ast, I.Dimcevski 9+5reb+8ast, D.Mikic 8+2reb, M.Janevski 7+8reb+1ast, V.Georgievski 7+1reb
Kozuv: V.Filipovic 15+1reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 13+6reb, S.Bozovic 12+6reb+1ast, D.Karadzovski 11+5reb+7ast, M.Pekovic 8+1ast, P.Blazevski 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201842


Pelister Bitola - Feni Indistrija 74-100

Feni Indistrija smashed Pelister Bitola 100-74 on Saturday. The game without a history. Feni Indistrija led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Pelister Bitola's 26 and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Pelister Bitola 46-28 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Vladimir Brckov (200-89) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Five Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Even 31 points by Dejan Marjanovikj did not help to save the game for Pelister Bitola. Guard Gjorgi Anakievski (185-85) added 12 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: M.Simonovski 21+3reb, B.Trajkovski 19+13reb+2ast, V.Brckov 15+10reb+3ast, D.Sokolov 15+2reb+2ast, D.Knezevic 13+7reb+3ast, G.Samardziev 13+4reb+4ast
Pelister Bitola: D.Marjanovikj 31+1reb+3ast, G.Anakievski 12+4reb+3ast, D.Zaharievski 10+8reb+1ast, Z.Petkovski 8+6reb+1ast, G.Talevski 5+3reb+1ast, G.Atanasovski 4+1reb
gschID: 201839


Rabotnicki - Lirija 73-70

Fersped-Rabotnicki (1-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Lirija (0-2) 73-70 on Saturday evening. Lirija was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 26-20 charge of Fersped-Rabotnicki, which allowed them to win the game. Lirija was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79, agency: World Sport Agency) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Kenyan-American forward Omondi Amoke (200-89, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach Marjan Lazovski allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) responded with 9 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: J.Sharper 16+3reb+2ast, O.Amoke 15+8reb+1ast, N.Jelesijevic 14+12reb+1ast, N.Zivcevic 9+8reb+2ast, S.Mihajloski 7+3reb+1ast, J.Petrovski 6+1reb+2ast
Lirija: T.Simic 17+3reb, D.Tasovski 14+3reb+3ast, B.Radunovic 9+9reb+3ast, E.Hadzibulic 9+3reb+1ast, B.Jovovic 8+3reb+2ast, A.Ugrinovski 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 201841


ABA Strumica - Vardar 90-72

No shocking result in a game when ABA Strumica (2-0) beat at home Vardar (0-2) 90-72 on Saturday. Aleksandar Jevdic notched 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) supported him with 22 points and 5 assists. Four ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds by Dragan Kerkez did not help to save the game for Vardar. Darko Kostevski added 13 points for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: A.Jevdic 23+5reb+3ast, E.Bogoev 22+2reb+5ast, Z.Gocevski 15+3reb+1ast, M.Janjusevic 10+5reb+4ast, N.Arsic 8+4reb, S.Balazs 7+6reb+1ast
Vardar: D.Kerkez 16+11reb, D.Kostevski 13+4reb+1ast, V.Levkoski 11+1reb, P.Pajic 8+4reb+1ast, V.Gotic 7+2reb+1ast, D.Lazarevski 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 201840



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  GABON   


CACC 2012: Manga Basket in Malabo - by Rodrigue Olivier Kassa


In two weeks will take place in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea the final phase of the Champions' Cup in Africa.
Manga Basketball team is actively preparing their headquarters located in the interior of the country in the mining town of Moanda.
Gabonese observers are convinced that this team will do a good performance in the middle of the best African clubs of the moment.

Indeed, after the sinking of the Gabonese Ndella at the same competition in ladies who just held in Abidjan, the basketball players have a high pressure and a heavy responsibility to improve the image of basketball country.



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Kirk Archibeque is MVP of round2 - by Akaki Bakradze

According to journalists Kirk Archibeque was selected as MVP of Superleague's round 2. In a game MIA Academy vs. Sokhumi he made double-double and scored 30
points and made 13 rebounds. Archibeque's game greatly assisted the victory of MIA. The match was very hard. MIA led the entire match in the score. Sokhumi tied the game in the
last quarter, but the great game of Kirk in defense and scoring points at the end of the meeting brought victory to MIA.



Georgian Superleague round 3 best performance: Kirk Archibeque - by Eurobasket News

American center Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked MIA Academy, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat TSU Tbilisi (#7, 1-2) 82-68. It allowed MIA Academy to take over top position in the Georgian Superleague. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but MIA Academy already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Archibeque turned to be MIA Academy's top player in his first season with the team. Former Fort Lewis University star has very solid stats this year. Archibeque is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg and 59.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of league's second-best Rustavi. Bowie had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Rustavi to another comfortable win 78-64 over Dinamo Tbilisi (2-1) being unquestionably team leader. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Bowie is a newcomer at Rustavi, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 4.7apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of Olimpi (#4). Milosevic scored 10 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Olimpi, leading his team to a 94-63 easy win against Batumi (#9, 0-3). Olimpi has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Milosevic also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Milosevic has a great season in Georgia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Levan Fatsatsia) of Olimpi - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89) of Olimpi - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Milan Oluic (210-C-84) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 12 points and 10 rebounds
7. Serzhi Aselaini) of TSU Tbilisi - 13 points and 11 rebounds
8. Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi - 21 points and 8 rebounds
9. Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Buba Kvimsadze (195-G-82) of Kutaisi - 11 points, 5 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 - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 4: Bayreuth - LTi 46ers 95-86
Nov. 3: Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 90-57
Nov. 4: Bremerhaven - Neckar L'burg 86-80
Nov. 3: TBB Trier - ALBA 80-88
Nov. 4: Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers 76-66
Nov. 3: NY Phantoms - MBC 70-76
Nov. 3: Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm 69-80
Nov. 3: s.Oliver Baskets - B.Muenchen 68-59
Nov. 5: 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 46ers17.1 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.1 
 4. Thompson, ALBA16.4 
 5. Taylor, Neckar L.15.7 
 6. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 7. Baxter, LTi 46ers15.3 
 8. Peacock, Fraport14.5 
 9. Wood, ALBA14.4 
 10. Bell, Phoenix Hag.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.0 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.1 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.1 
 4. Gordon, Phoenix7.1 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.7.0 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.7.0 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.6 
 9. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.5 
 10. Nash, Walter T.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.2 
 2. White, Phoenix4.5 
 3. Harris, LTi 46ers4.4 
 4. Bailey, Bayreuth4.2 
 5. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 6. Redding, Walter T.3.8 
 7. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 8. Schaffartzik, ALBA3.6 
 9. Jones, Fraport SKY3.5 
 10. Jacobsen, Brose3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.4 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.1 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 5. Halperin, B.Mue.1.7 
 6. White, Phoenix1.7 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 8. Djedovic, ALBA1.6 
 9. Jones, Fraport SKY1.5 
 10. Morley, ALBA1.4 
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. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 7. Nachbar, Brose B.1.2 
 8. Ford, Brose Baske.1.2 
 9. Morrison, Bremerha.1.0 
 10. Ortner, LTi 46ers1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 4: ETB Wohnbau - Kirchheim 98-78
Nov. 4: Vechta - Cuxhaven 98-78
Nov. 4: Crailsheim - Finke Baskets 95-76
Nov. 4: Ehingen - NBC 89-66
Nov. 4: Jena - Gotha 83-60
Nov. 4: Duesseldorf - Karlsruhe 74-71
Nov. 4: Heidelberg - Goettingen 68-108
Nov. 6: Leipzig - Chemnitz


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brazelton, NBC21.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.6 
 3. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.1 
 4. Williams, Vechta19.9 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven18.6 
 6. Barker, Jena17.1 
 7. Adams, Finke B.16.9 
 8. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.8 
 9. Jost, Finke Baske.16.5 
 10. Richardson, Karls.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.3 
 2. Thompson, NBC9.4 
 3. Richardson, Karls.8.4 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau7.9 
 5. Dennis, Finke B.7.8 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.8 
 7. Adomaitis, Jena7.6 
 8. Unterluggaue., Ehi.7.6 
 9. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.4 
 10. Black, Karlsruhe7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets7.5 
 2. Williams, Vechta6.9 
 3. Smith, Gotha5.6 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.6 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz5.3 
 6. Coleman, Crailsheim5.3 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.8 
 8. Brazelton, NBC4.7 
 9. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.6 
 10. Phillips, Goettin.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Williams, Vechta3.4 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.8 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz2.7 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 6. Doerksen, Vechta2.0 
 7. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 8. Harris, Goettingen1.8 
 9. Aud, Finke Baskets1.6 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.6 
 3. De Michael, NBC1.4 
 4. Thompson, NBC1.4 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.3 
 7. Menck, Karlsruhe1.0 
 8. Lischka, Crailsheim1.0 
 9. Lathan, Gotha0.9 
 10. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 


Jacob Burtschi (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg Can be As Good As They Want To Be - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) is a 28 year old 198cm forward from Chickasha, Oklahoma who is playing his first season with the Bremerhaven Eisbaeren. He played as a rookie for Phoenix Hagen in 2010-2011 averaging 14.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, Steals-3 (1.5spg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 44.2%, FT: 82.2%. He played at the Air Force from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 35 games averaging 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 39.0%, FT: 77.3%. He had offers to play in the NBA, but served in the Air Force the last three years and could only play club ball. Some achievements that he got in the NCAA were All-MWC Honorable Mention -05, MWC Regular Season Runner-Up -06, All-MWC 2nd Team -06, 07, NABC All-NCAA District 13 2nd Team -07, and NIT Final Four -07. Last season he played for CAI Zaragoza (Spain-ACB, starting five): 9 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg; left in Nov.'11, in Dec.'11 moved to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL): German League: 22 games: 8.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 87.5%; EuroCup: 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg November 3rd

A tough 72-55 loss against TBB Trier last weekend. Just as with the Wurzburg game, the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven had problems getting points on the board. How was this game different from the loss against Wurzburg?

It was no different. They pressured us and we didnt handle it. Not much to it other than that.


You have played against TBB TRier the last three seasons. Head coach Henrik Rodl continues to build strong teams that understand the word defense. What hurt Bremerhaven most in the way TBB Trier played defense?

We kept playing into their hands. They forced us to do what they wanted and we continued to do that. They did a great job defensively.

TBB Trier dont seem to have the same brand of name players than last season, but have surprised the Beko BBL with their play. Is this TBB Trier team better overall than last season?

They had some great players last year, but this years team is talented as well. It is early in the season to say so, but this years team has really gelled together and clicking on all cylinders.

A player that nobody seemed to know before the season with Brian Harper is slowly making a name in the Beko BBL. What was it like playing against him and have you ever seen a player with skinner legs than him?

He is quick, athletic, and a great defender. He will be a tough cover every night for teams.


The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg have proved thus far to be very unpredictable in which they won their first two games, then lost three games in a row and last weekend beat Alba Berlin at home. How dangerous is this team?

They have very good players on their roster with BBL experience. They can be as good as they want to be.

How dangerous will the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven be when Alex Harris really starts to pick up his game?

He will bring another big scoring threat to the team once he gets in his groove.

How surprised were you that the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers without Dirk Nowitzki? What is your take on the Lakers? Will they reach the west final and win it all?

Not too surprised. The Lakers still need more time to gel. They will be one of the best teams by the end of the year. I am not sure if they will reach the final and no they wont win it all.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Dumb and Dumber.


Thanks Jacob for the chat.




Dashaun Wood (Alba Berlin) My Teammate Misses The Lay Up And I Follow It Up Dunking The Ball Home Is The Play I Still Want To Do - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.)s a 27 year old 185cm point guard from Detroit, Michigan that is playing his third season in Germany and second for Alba Berlin. He is a young point guard with natural leadership abilities, who directs teammates on the floor and takes the ball in clutch moments. Loves to go inside to score, challenging the big guys, but has also shooting range from behind the 3pts arch. Despite lack of size, he can be effective even at the defensive side. He played at Wright state from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 33 games averaging 19.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 43.5%, 3Pts: 37.3%, FT: 88.3%. In 2007-2008, he played his rookie season for Tisettanta Cantu (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 38 games: Score-5 (16.9ppg), 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (3.3apg), 2.7spg, 2FGP:52.1%, 3PT-2 (42.8%), FT:77.4%. In 2008-2009, he played for : Benetton Treviso (Italy-SerieA), injured in Oct.'08 and was off for 2 months: Eurocup: 12 games: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%; Italian League: 17 games: 7.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 70.4%. In 2010-2011, he was the Beko BBL MVP with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners playing EuroCup Qualifying Round: 2 games: 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.0apg; EuroChallenge: 6 games: 16.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 73.7%; German League: 42 games: Score-1 (19.0ppg), 4.6rpg, Assists-2 (5.9apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 80.3%. Last season for Alba Berlin, he played German League: 37 games: Score-5 (15.0ppg), 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (4.8apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 79.2%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg; EuroCup: 12 games: 14.2ppg, 3.2rpg, Assists-1 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 55.1%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 82.2%. He spoke to eurobasket after the 88-80 OT win in Trier

Congrats on the 88-80 win in Trier. Was this the biggest win this season in the Beko BBL?

Yes I think it was considering the circumstances. We only had one day to prepare after the Malaga game. It was a big win for us. Trier was 4-1 at the time and they have been playing great basketball. It was important that we were able to stay mentally focused after the Euroleague game and go to Trier and come back and get the win.

TBB Trier had the 36-35 lead at halftime. Why was the game so tight at halftime?

We have to give a lot of credit to TBB Trier. They played hard and were ready for us. We couldnt get our defensive intensity and ball pressure the way that we wanted to in the first half. It stayed like that until the last six minutes of the fourth quarter where we finally got it going the way that we wanted it too.


TBB Trier had a 10 point advantage in the fourth quarter. What was key for making the comeback?

We finally found our rhythm on defense. We started to pressure the ball better, got defensive stops and rebounded better. On offense we stopped trying to shoot three pointers and got the ball inside more. We got easy baskets inside. As once as we got the momentum, our confidence rose and we were able to carry it on into overtime and win the game.

Deon Thompson got Alba Berlin into overtime. What happened on that play?

It was an inbounds play. A back screen was set up on his man and I gave him the ball. He missed the shot, but got his own rebound and scored.


What was key in overtime for dominating and getting the win?

We kept up our intensity on offense and defense.We wanted to make sure not to lose the momentum, because once it swings it is difficult to get it back. TBB Trier was unable to find an answer. We were able to play our classical Alba basketball in the last 10 minutes and when we play like that then it is hard to beat us.


What happened on the unsportsmanlike conduct foul to Jarrett Howell on Heiko Schaffartzik? A punch was involved and Mithat Demirel and head coach Sasa Obradovic had to leave the arena.

Howell drove the ball in the lane and Heiko fouled him. Howell kept going to hoop after whistle had blown and Heiko was hit in the nose. We thought he did it on purpose, but the ref didnt. Anytime I see blood or a hard hit, I think it is intentional, but the ref saw it differently.


Brian Harper has been one of the early surprises in the Beko BBL: Have you ever seen a player with as skinny legs as him?

Yes I have actually with Kevin Durant. I remember playing in an NBA camp and he was there and he couldnt lift 185 pounds. Harper is so long and athletic that he has many options in his game. This makes his game so unique, because he has so many options to score.


What is the secret behind the TBB Trier defense?

They bring a lot of intensity on defense. They play many traps and simply have many defensive minded players which helps. It doesnt matter what defensive systems they bring, it will be successful when you have many good defensive players. They have quickness, athleticism and hustle on defense combined with good defensive players then it will be hard to score against them. They have the total package on defense.


Who was the unsung hero of Alba Berlin in the TBB Trier game?

I think the whole team. Each player brought something special in all parts of the game helping team win.


Your ex teammate Quantez Robertson once said that the play missing in his collection is catching a pass at the rim and dunking over two people. What play is still missing in your collection?

We are on the fast break and my teammate misses the lay up and I follow it up dunking the ball home is the play I still want to do.


How surprised are you about the start of the Los Angeles Lakers?

I am very surprised. I know that it is early, but the yhave too much talent to be playing the way that they are. I am shocked as much as all of the United States.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Scarface.

I hope that wont you get in a violent mood on the court?

Of course not.

Thanks Dashaun for the chat.




Will 595 NBA Games Experience Help Propel The Brose Baskets Bamberg To Continued Titles This Season? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the last two years, the Brose Baskets Bamberg were able to keep a good portion of their roster supplementing them with key Americans like Kyle Hines, Reyshawn Terry, PJ Tucker and Marcus Slaughter. These players turned out to be the perfect fit as they did their role on the team leading the club to four further titles and were as perfect for the Freak city team like as Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Smith is slowly becoming for the southern team, Mario Mandzukic has been for Bayern Munich scoring seven goals in the first eight Bundesliga games, or the Los Angeles Lakers bulking up this season with guys like Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. This season the Brose Baskets Bamberg lost a good portion of their team adding talented experienced Americans like ex Paderborn guard Teddy Gipson who had great years in Holland and France and Mr double double Sharod Ford who played three games for the Phoenix Suns, but their biggest signing was ex NBA player Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) who wheeled and dealed in 309 NBA games. Former Bamberg players like Kyle Hines and Marcus Slaughter were able to make the next step playing for Greek Euroleague power house Olympiakos Pireus or Real Madrid. Bamberg didnt take a risk on these players, but on the same token didnt really know how well they could produce for the Bavarian team, but knew what they were getting in them. Nachtbar played in the NBA form 2002-2008. He showed with the New Jersey Nets that he could be an important role player for the Eastern conference power team. This season, the Brose Baskets Bamberg have a bit more different and interesting constellation with duo Casey Jacobsen and Bostjan Nachbar that have combined 595 NBA games. Thw combination of their diverse basketball skills, vast experience and basketball IQ, it could help carry the team to a fourth consecutive league title and cup title. The question is how well will the other indians follow these two chiefs? I saw Bostjan Nachbar play as a youth. Already there he had an unbelievable basketball IQ at a young age. He is a player that makes the right decisions. He cant only shoot, but is simply an allrounder. He makes Bamberger a lot more versatile and dangerous and can play inside out and is a stretch four. He is more a four, but can play the position three. Players lose their quickness at 30. He makes his team slower at the position three and faster at the position four. It is great that Jacobsen and Nachtbar are on the same team and they are used to playing at ahigh level. Both are always calm in tough situations, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss.

In 2010-2011, the Brose Baskets Bamberg the team swept through the regular season with a record of 32-2 and outscored their opponents by a huge margin of 2786-2213 points. They swept the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 3-0 in the quarterfinals, but looked more human in the semi finals needing five games to dispose of the Artland Dragons where they showed their stamp winning game 5 83-55. In the finals, they also needed 5 games to dispose of pesky Alba Berlin , who still had a shot with two minutes remaining, but succumbed to little mistakes and gigantic John Goldsberry shots to win the title again. Bamberg seemed to get better with every game that they played and the Euroleague competition also helped them, stressed ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum.

One thing that Brose Baskets Bamberg head coach Chris Fleming has learned twice the last two off seasons is that one should not change a winning team and if dollars get in the way then try to keep as much as possible to keep that winning chemistry in tact. Last season, the team kept 11 players, losing Americans Kyle Hines that reached the big time with Top Euroleague team Olympiakos Piraeus and Reyshawn Terry. The team added sufficient strength for these two positions with ex Bremerhaven brat wurst eater Marcus Slaughter who left the Beko BBL in 2008 averaging 18ppg and 10rpg after 8 games and athletic forward Pj Tucker. The team got added offensive firepower with ex Alba Berlin guard Julius Jenkins that has won titles and may be still be one of the most dangerous crunch time players in the Beko BBL where teams would rather see him on the bench fouled out then on the floor when the going gets tough. . I think they were deeper than in 2010-2011 and the pieces they lost they replaced them in a great way, warned John Bynum. Last season the Brose Baskets Bamberg finished with a staggering 30-4 record. They started the season with a seven game winning streak and then surprisingly losing in Berlin and Giessen. They then stormed out on a 15 game winning streak before falling on their faces in Frankfurt losing. They then finished the regular season with a 8-1 record losing in a 107-103 shoot out against FC Bayern Munich. Last season, it was their deepness that helped them be so successful. They are just stacked in each position and they dont have let downs at any point during a game. You can't make too many mistakes and if you do they make you pay for it. On offense they had so many guys they can go to and anyone can put the ball in the basket. As far as defense they take you out of sets and make you play further then you are used to playing by ball pressure and by playing physical, warned John Bynum.

One can discuss all day long about how strong Bamberg was last season or ask ex Bamberg guard Michael Hakim Jordan how many quick smiles he can produce that equal the number of strenghes that the team have, but relentless aggressive defense, immaculate speedy ball movement or maybe the most important of all total unselfishness and that has to do with having the right characters players mesh together in the right system. So often finding the right players for a certain system isnt easy, but Bamberg head coach Chris Fleming has the right New Jersey twist to haul in the right players. Chris is a great coach and has a great system and each player he has brought in fits the system to perfection. He has taken Bamberg to a very high level with their talent and his coaching ability. Bamberg has gotten stronger each season and if that continues, one shouldnt have to shy away from soon making dynasty comparisons to the Alba Berlin teams from 1997-2003. Bamberg is going in the right direction for it to be called a dynasty but a lot has to fall into their favor. If they are able to sustain their level of play and not have any key injuries then they can continue their high level of play, warned John Bynum. An important question also remains if the team can stay hungry to keep winning and have nonstop motivaton? I dont think that coach will have a hard time motivating anyone. We play to win. We practiced hard and the new players brought a lot of excitement and we knew what is in front of us. The old players wanted to create history and the new players wanted to become part of history. Everyone was highly motivated to win, warned ex Bamberg forward Marcus Slaughter.

The question remains, can the long time Bamberg players still carry that same motivation, while the many new players should be able to have the eagerness to perform at a high level to extend that dynasty to a four peat. Bamberg manager Wolfgang Heyder had to swallow hard losing Brian Roberts and PJ Tucker to the NBA, German national player and Marcus Slaughter to the ACB league, Julius Jenkins to title candidate Oldenburg and Predrag Suput. Bamberg was able to keep importantbasketball figure heads Casey Jacobsen, 2012 top European qualifying top scorer Anton Gavel, John Goldsberry and Germans Karsten Tadda and Philipp Neumann. The question will remain how quickly Chris Fleming can construct ateam chemistry with the old and new players. The club brought in Sharod Ford who has NBA experience and was top center in Italy the last seasons. Sergerio Gipson will give scoring input at the guard position. Bostjan Nachtbar will help all over the court and could be the top star in the Beko BBL this season. Maik Zirbes was brought in to bolster the boards and hopes to develop as well as Tibor Pleiss has the last year. Talented Australian AJ Ogilvy also will give strength under the boards. The biggest strength of the Brose Baskets Bamberg this season will be their experience and deepness at every position. Fleming will also have to be able to tame his players with their playing minutes. The team will be a force on defense as always especially at the guard position where Anton Gavel is heralded as the best in the Beko BBL. Fleming also will have a strong front court with Ford, Ogilvy and Zirbes. On account of their strength inside, Bamberg will most likely be more unpredictable and move the ball inside more than other seasons instead of over the wing. The only real serious problem that this team could have is if the team chemistry doesnt develop as well during the season. The club isnt a well oiled team like the last seasons and will need time to find each other. Bamberg is a great team. They dont have the continuity of the last years, but they got quality players to replace them. Chris Fleming has the experience of knowing which players to get. Bamberg will play for the title, stressed Steven Clauss. The Brose Baskets Bambegr return home to the Stechert arena looking for their third home win. They are returning after a convincing win in Giessen despite having problems in the first half as Giessen kept it close, but in the end, Bamberg did what they do best by overpowering the opponent and easily winning. The Fraport Skyliners go to Bamberg with a lot of confidence after the convincing 78-53 win at home against Bonn. The Fraport Skyliners continue to have problems rebounding and will need a team effort from everyone not too look old in Bamberg. Frankfurt is slowly finding that team chemistry on defense and also here will need to play their best game. We will need to bring the same high intensity like against Bonn, warned Fraport Skyliners captain Marius Nolte.

The Skyliners have a massive negative record on the road in Bamberg going six years without a win until the Beko BBL playoffs 2010 where the club of Gordon Herbert won in game one 65-63. In the Ballsporthalle, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have a 3-7 record since the 2005-2006 season. Who could forget the embarrassing 81-48 loss in 2007 which was the last game for Skyliner coach Charles Barton. In 2009-2010 the club won twice winning in the regular season 84-80 as the team was led by American point guard Aubrey Reese with 18 points. They won a second time last season in game four with a 69-56 win sending the 2010 BEKO BBL finals back to Bamberg as Alba Berlin American Derrick Allen led the charge with 19 points and seven rebounds. In the first meeting in 2010-2011, The Brose Baskets Bamberg were able to pull out a hard fought 71-62 win as they rallied from being down 60-55 and ended the game with a 16-2 run. Anton Gavel led all scorers with 19 points and Reyshawn Terry added 15 points. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Dashaun Wood with 15 points, but he steered only two assists. Brad Buckman and Jimmy Mckinney chipped in with 10 points a piece. Bamberg was able to shoot over 40% from the field and outside while Frankfurt didnt have the touch from the three point line at only 29%. In the second game at home, Bamberg won easily 81-63. Since the 2005-2006 season, the Skyliners have a miserable 4-16 record against the three time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg. Lin 2010-2011 they lost four times in Bamberg, in the Champions Cup, against Bamberg and twice in Cup play against Braunschweig and the Artland Dragons. Last season, the Fraport Skyliners stunk up the Stechert arena with a degrading 97-63 loss. Julius Jenkins led Bamberg with 20 points while Jon Leuer produced 17 points and 14 rebounds. In the return game, the Fraport Skyliners gave a spirited effort winning in sensational style 76-68. Frankfurt had a strong 16-7 third quarter leading the team to the win. Jimmy Mckinney had 19 points while Marcus Slaughter had 15 points.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg are led by Bostjan Nachbar is a 32 year old 207cm forward from Slovenia that is playing his first season in the Beko BBL. He is a is an athletic all-around player with a great outside shooting touch and high basketball IQ. He possesses all the skills and the size needed to excel on forward position and to be a serious mismatch threat for opponent. His shooting instinct allows him to knock down jumpers from behind the arc and mid-range distance. He can create shots for himself or pass the ball to his open teammates because of his good shot selection. With his athletic body Bostjan can penetrate to the rim and finish with the basket. Reading the game and making off-ball cuts with layups are among his strong sides. When it comes to fast breaks and transition game he attacks defense aggressively and draws fouls from opponents. This takes him to the line where he scores with high accuracy. His good size and smarts allow him to be always present for offensive and defensive rebounds. He began his basketball career in 1995 for Maribor Ovni. He then got two years experience for Benetton Trevisio already playing 20 Euroleague games at age 20. He was drafted by the NBA Houston Rockets in 2002 in the first round at #15. He played in the NBA from 2002-2008 playing a total of 309 NBA games for the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets. He was an Atlantic Division champion in 2006. He returned back to Europe in 2008 and has played for Dynamo Moscow, Efes Pilsen and last season for Unics Kazan (Russia-PBL): VTB League: 4 games: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg; Euroleague: 7 games: 4.0ppg, 2.4rpg; Russian League: 10 games: 3.1ppg, 2.1rpg. He played at the European chmapions in 2003, 2005 and 2009 and World Championships in 2006 and 2010.

Sharod Ford is a 30 year old 206cm power forward/center from Washington D.C. He is a A great intimador inside, thanks to great timing and leaping ability. His great athletic skills allow him to be good rebounder and a spectacular slasher, but he showed to be very good even in all the other parts of the game, like passing and ball-handling. He started his basketball career at Clemson in 2001 playing there until 2005. AS a rookie, he played three NBA games for the Phoenix Suns. He finished the season with Alba Berlin helping them win the Beko BBL title. He played a second season for Alba Berlin before moving to Italy. From 2008-2012, he played in Italy with a small four game career in Russia for St Petersburg. In Italy Ford established himself as the top rebounding player leading the league each year in rebounds. Last season, he returned back to the States to play for Erie Bay Hawks (D-League): 6 games: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 44.0%, FT: 66.7%. Sergerio Gipson is a 32 year old 193 cm guard from Farmersville, Louisiana that returns back to the Beko BBL after playing in Paderborn in the 2006-2007 season. He started his basketball career in 1998 for Arkansas (NCAA) where he played until 2002. In his nine year carrer, he played five seasons in Holland and three years in France and one season in Germany. In Holland, he won three league titles and two cups and was a five time allstar. Last season, he played for Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (France-ProA, starting five): EuroChallenge: 6 games: 13.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 80.0%; French League: 28 games: Score-3 (17.1ppg), 3.9rpg, 4.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 78.6%.

AJ Ogily is a 24 year old 211cm center from Australia that also has the Irsh citizenship. His strong point is his defence, with a number of blocked shots in (nearly) every game he plays, has very good synchronization in the air and at the same time very nice positioning which helps him out in the rebounding area in both the defence and offence. Andrew has also an excellent control of his efforts, so he rarely risks his defensive position. He is very aggressive in the court which helps him to "hide" some of his disadvantages. He is an average shooter from the mid-range area, has quite good basketball IQ.He started his basketball career at the Australian Institute Sport (ABA). He then went to the States and played at Vanderbilt until 2010 playing a total of 96 NCAA games. In 2010-2011, he started his basketball career for Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul (Turkey-TBL): EuroCup: 8 games: 10.9ppg, 5.8rpg, FGP: 57.9%, FT: 75.0%; Turkish League: 30 games: 12.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 60.6%, FT: 76.2%. Last season, he played for Valencia Basket (Spain-ACB): EuroCup: 8 games: 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP: 53.6%, FT: 69.6%; Spanish League: 26 games: 4.8ppg, 2.3rpg. The team also brought in Latavious Williams who is a 23 year old 202cm forward that hails form Starkville, Mississippi and never played an NCAA game. He is a very athletic forwad who can play on the wing or down low. Williams attacks the offensive glass and finishes offensive rebounds above the rim with tip-dunks. Also, he is expected to could grew up a little more. Despite an immense talent and upside, he hasn' t yet a true position and is very green. He played at Christian Life Center High School, Humble, Texas. In 2009-2010, he turned professional and played in the D-league for the Tulsa 66ers until 2011. Last season, he came to Europe and played for FIATC Joventut Badalona (Spain-ACB): 34 games: 9.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 59.7%, FT: 70.0%. This past summer, he played 2012 July: AirTran Orlando Summer League (Oklahoma City Thunder): 2 games: 6.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg.

Anton Gavel is a 28 year old 189cm combo guard from Slovakia that has experience and can score quickly and in bunches when needed. He is playing his fourth season with Bamberg and started his basketball career for BG Karlsruhe and then played for Giessen from 2004-2006. In 2004-2005, he was a big factor in almost kicking out Bamberg out of the playoffs. That season he played 39 games: 12.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-3 (1.5bpg), 2FGP: 53.2%, 3FGP: 35.7%. The next season, he was even better as he played 30 games: 16.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 52.4%. he then got valuable experience playing in Spain in the ACB for PolarWorld Murcia from 2006-2008. In 2008-2009, he played for Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1). Last season he played for Svit (Extraliga, starting five), Slovakian League: 2 games: 22.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg; in Nov.'09 moved to Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): German League: 36 games: 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 44.1%, FT: 71.7%; EuroCup: 12 games: 6.8ppg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 84.0%. In 2010-2011, he played 10 Euroleague games: 12.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 92.7%; German League: 45 games: 10.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 84.5%. Last season, he played Euroleague: 10 games: 8.5ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 73.1%; German League: 42 games: 10.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 42.8%, FT: 75.9%. The name Maik Zirbes has always been seen as a guy that could develop into one of the top German centers and currently can keep doing it with Bamberg after getting the chance with TBB Trier under Henrik Rodl. He was born in Traben-Trarbach is a huge talent and has been able to increase his playing time each season in Trier. He started his basketball career in the TBB Trier youth programs and in 2008-2009 he played 12 games averaging 1.3ppg and in the summer of 2009 played at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) playing 6 games averaging 5.5ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 44.0%, FT: 64.7%. In 2010-2011, he averaged 7.4ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 60.9%, FT: 73.3% He is a big body with soft hands and will help them under the boards. He is very talented, warned ex TBB Trier forward Chris Copeland. Last season, he played 34 games: 10.6ppg, Reb-5 (7.1rpg), FGP: 57.3%, FT: 69.9%.

Casey Jacobsen is a31 year old 198cm shooting guard/small forward is playing his fifth season with Bamberg after winning the BEKO BBL title with the team in 2007 and 2010 and Cup in 2010. The American from Glendora California is an outstanding player, a great competitor, both a scorer and a shooter. He can defend, take the charge, and he'll get a rebound in a crowd because he's tough. A complete player who plays hard, and plays smart. He played 287 NBA games for The Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies. He played at Stanford from 1998-2002 and in his senior year averaged 21.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 77.6%; Finished career ranked 3rd in all time points (1723), 6th in points per game (18.1), 2nd in three point field goals (22) and 4th in three point percentage (.427). Left Stanford as the sole or co-owner of 49 school records. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns (from Boston) (NBA,1rd (22). He played In France for in 2005-2006 for Ceramica Vitoria (Spain-ACB): Euroleague: 25 games: 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 44.5%, FT: 76.7%; Spanish League: 44 games: 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 57.0%, FT: 77.0%. In 2008-2009 he played for Alba Berlin winning the BEKO BBL cup playing Euroleague: 16 games: 6.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 68.4%; German League: 43 games: 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 44.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2010-2011 for Bamberg, he played Euroleague: 10 games: 9.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 34.8%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 68.2%; German Bundesliga: 48 games: 11.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 43.6%, FT: 84.9%. Last season, he played Euroleague: 10 games: 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 85.0%; German League: 44 games: 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 86.4%.

The team is also filled with talented young Germans led by Kartsen Tadda who is a 24 year old 189cm guard. He has been with Bamberg since 2007. He started his basketball career at Troester Breitenguessbach in 2005. In 2009-2010 for Bamberg he played Eurocup 14 games: 4.1ppg, 1.4rpg; German League: 45 games: 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg. In 2010-2011, he played German League: 47 games: 3.1ppg, 1.3rpg; Euroleague: 10 games: 0.8ppg; played also at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB, starting five): 2 games: 16.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg. He is known as an aggressive and relentless defender. Last season, he played Euroleague: 10 games: 2.4ppg; German League: 44 games: 3.3ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.5apg. Phillip Neumann is a 20 year old 210cm center that was born in Cologne Germany. He started his basketball career for SSKC Aschaffenburg / TV Langen U16 team in 2007. In 2008 he played for Franken Hexer (ProB): 21 games: 4.5ppg, 4.1rpg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg). In 2009-2010, he played for Baskets Bamberg junior team: 21.0ppg, 12.8rpg, had also license to play at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB): 20 games: 8.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 61.0%. In 2010, he played at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 9 games: 12.1ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 62.9%. In 2010-2011 he played German League: 18 games: 1.2ppg; German League: Euroleague: 1 game: 0pts. Last season, he played 25 games: 2.6ppg, 1.9rpg; Euroleague: 3 games: 0.7ppg; had also a license to play at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB): 19 games: 12.1ppg, 8.4rpg, Blocks-3 (1.9bpg), FGP: 54.2%, FT: 60.3%. John Goldsberry also returns after a long injury. Goldsberry is a 30 year old 191cm guard from Ohio. He is playing his fifth season for Bamberg. He started his basketball career for NC-Wilmington (NCAA) from 2002-2006. As a rookie, he played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-1.Bundesliga), injured in Oct.'06 and was sidelined for 8 weeks: 32 games: 8.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.2apg, Steals-1 (2.6spg), 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 40.2%, FT: 73.6%. In 2007-2008, he played for the Artland Dragons helping them win the German cup in Hamburg against EnBW Ludwigsburg.




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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 4-0 
 2. Panionios 4-0 
 3. Kolossos 3-1 
 4. Panathinaikos 2-2 
 5. PAOK 2-2 
 6. KAOD 2-2 
 7. Peristeri GS 2-2 
 8. Ikaros 2-2 
 9. AGOR 2-2 
 10. Aris 2-2 
 11. Apollon Patras 1-3 
 12. Ilysiakos 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: Ikaros - Panathinaikos 72-68
Nov. 4: Ilysiakos - AGOR 66-72
Nov. 4: Olympiacos - KAOD 103-67

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: Aris - Panionios
Nov. 10: Kolossos - Apollon Patras
Nov. 10: Kavala - PAOK
Nov. 10: Peristeri GS - Olympiacos
Nov. 10: KAOD - Ikaros
Nov. 10: Panathinaikos - Ilysiakos
Nov. 10: AGOR - Panelefsiniakos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios22.3 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros21.3 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos19.0 
 4. Petrovic-S., Apoll.18.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.3 
 6. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.5 
 7. Kakaroudis, KAOD15.3 
 8. Grant, Apollon15.0 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.3 
 10. Thorne, Perister.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonis ASIMAKOPOULOS
  Aris
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Asimakopoulo., Aris9.3 
 2. Palmer, KAOD9.3 
 3. Symtsak, Ikaros7.8 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 6. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.7 
 8. Scott, Ilysiakos6.3 
 9. Coleman, Kavala6.0 
 10. Michel, KAOD6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 2. McCollum, Apollo.4.3 
 3. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.3 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR4.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.8 
 8. Duvnjak, AGOR3.5 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.5 
 10. Kakaroudis, KAOD3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 5. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.8 
 6. Pelekanos, Aris1.8 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.8 
 8. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 9. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 10. Tsochlas, AGOR1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 William COLEMAN
  Kavala
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Coleman, Kavala2.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Mitsialos, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Charissis, Aris1.0 
 8. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 9. Grant, Apollon1.0 
 10. Faye, Ikaros1.0 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Agia Paraskevis - Pagrati 96-86
Nov. 3: Filathlitikos - Lavrio 89-65
Nov. 3: Ermis Lagkada - Irakleio 88-83
Nov. 3: Arkadikos - Ikaroi Serron 81-83
Nov. 3: Niki Volou - Nea Kifisia 67-74
Nov. 3: Doxa Lefkadas - Koroivos 59-68
Nov. 3: OFI - Trikalla 56-59

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: Pagrati - OFI
Nov. 10: Trikalla - Arkadikos
Nov. 10: Ikaroi Serron - Niki Volou
Nov. 10: Nea Kifisia - Doxa Lefkadas
Nov. 10: Koroivos - Ermis Lagkada
Nov. 10: Irakleio - Filathlitikos
Nov. 10: Lavrio - Agia Paraskevis


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 25
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.25.0 
 2. Giannakopoul., Lav.21.0 
 3. Gizogiannis, Arkad.20.3 
 4. Kaklamanos, Trikal.19.8 
 5. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.8 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.18.7 
 7. Cosic, Koroivos17.5 
 8. Pehlivanis, Ikaroi17.3 
 9. Vranjes, Pagrati16.5 
 10. Adetokoubo, Filat.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Giorgos ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
  Ermis L.
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Anagnostopou., Erm.10.3 
 2. Manousos, Doxa L.10.0 
 3. Cubrilo, Arkadikos9.3 
 4. Vagenas, Doxa L.8.0 
 5. Mirkovic, Doxa L.8.0 
 6. Noeas, Koroivos7.8 
 7. Pelkic, Irakleio7.3 
 8. Pavlovic, Pagrati7.3 
 9. Doychinov, OFI7.3 
 10. Pagonis, Lavrio6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.6.5 
 2. Cosic, Koroivos5.0 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.0 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.4.7 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos4.5 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.3 
 7. Saloustros, Filath.4.0 
 8. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.8 
 9. Petrakis, OFI3.8 
 10. Samothrakis, Fila.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.5 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.3.0 
 3. Ioakeimidis, Ermis3.0 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.0 
 6. Manavopoulos, Agia2.0 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati1.8 
 8. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.8 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.8 
 10. Gikas, Filathliti.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.0 
 2. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 3. Doychinov, OFI1.0 
 4. Papachristos, Trik.1.0 
 5. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.0 
 6. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 7. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.8 
 8. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 9. Antetokoubo, Filat.0.8 
 10. Charismidis, Trik.0.8 


Div.B Standing

B Standings
North Group
 1. Aias Evosmou 4-0 
 2. Iraklis 4-0 
 3. Ionikos Ionias 2-1 
 4. Stratoni 2-1 
 5. Marousi 2-2 
 6. MENT 2-2 
 7. Doxa Pefkon 2-2 
 8. Egaleo 2-2 
 9. Filippos Veroias 1-2 
 10. Metamorfosi 1-2 
 11. Anatolia 1-3 
 12. Ionikos N.F. 1-3 
 13. Periko/Arhelaos 0-4 
South Group
 1. AEK Athens 3-0 
 2. Psyhiko 3-0 
 3. Amyntas Dafnis 3-1 
 4. Aetos 2-1 
 5. Panerythraikos 2-2 
 6. Holargos 2-2 
 7. Enosi 2-2 
 8. Doukas 2-2 
 9. Near East 2-2 
 10. Halkidas 1-3 
 11. Esperos Patras 1-3 
 12. Diagoras 0-0 
 13. Perama Ermis 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

North

Nov. 4: Stratoni - Periko/Arhelaos 87-69
Nov. 4: Egaleo - Filippos Veroias 82-78
Nov. 4: Doxa Pefkon - MENT 78-83
Nov. 4: Iraklis - Metamorfosi 74-73
Nov. 4: Ionikos N.F. - Marousi 67-74
Nov. 4: Aias Evosmou - Anatolia 67-66

South

Nov. 4: Aetos - Holargos 88-80
Nov. 4: Amyntas Dafnis - Kronos AD 76-67
Nov. 4: Near East - Esperos Patras 72-71
Nov. 4: Panerythraikos - Enosi 70-64
Nov. 4: Perama Ermis - Doukas 67-88
Nov. 4: Halkidas - AEK Athens 60-71

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Nov. 11: Metamorfosi - Aias Evosmou
Nov. 11: Anatolia - Ionikos N.F.
Nov. 11: Marousi - Doxa Pefkon
Nov. 11: MENT - Stratoni
Nov. 11: Periko/Arhelaos - Ionikos Ionias
Nov. 11: Filippos Veroias - Iraklis

South

Nov. 11: Diagoras - Near East
Nov. 11: Esperos Patras - Panerythraikos
Nov. 11: Enosi - Perama Ermis
Nov. 11: Doukas - Aetos
Nov. 11: Holargos - Psyhiko
Nov. 11: AEK Athens - Amyntas Dafnis


A2 Round 4: Filathlitikos keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of A2 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 Filathlitikos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Filathlitikos smashed 3rd ranked Lavrio at home 89-65. The game was mostly controlled by Filathlitikos. Lavrio managed to win second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Filathlitikos forced 25 Lavrio turnovers and outrebounded them 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lavrio's players. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Giannis Adetocunbo (205-94, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Christos Saloustros (201-90) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Christos Liberopoulos (185-88) replied with 17 points for Lavrio. 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 Filathlitikos (5-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Nea Kifisia. Lavrio at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Lavrio will play next round against Agia Paraskevis trying to get back on the winning streak. Filathlitikos will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Irakleio on the road.
Bottom-ranked Niki Volou is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to top-ranked Nea Kifisia (5-0) 74-67. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists and Christos Petrodimopoulos who added 9 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Giannis Maltesios (206-85) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Niki Volou's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Nea Kifisia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Filathlitikos. Newly promoted Niki Volou still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with OFI. Nea Kifisia will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Niki Volou will play against Ikaroi Serron in Serres and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked OFI is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Aiolos Trikallon (3-2) 59-56 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Nikos Kaklamanos who scored that evening 15 points and 4 assists. Even 8 points and 11 rebounds by Krum Doychinov did not help to save the game for OFI. Aiolos Trikallon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser OFI still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Niki Volou. Aiolos Trikallon will meet at home Arkadikos (#10) in the next round where they are favorite. OFI will play against Pagrati (#12) in Athens and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Arkadia. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 8th ranked Arkadikos (1-4) to ninth ranked Ikaroi Serron (3-2) 83-81 on Saturday evening. Kostas Totsios fired 31 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Ikaroi Serron have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadikos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Ikaroi Serron's next round opponent will be Niki Volou (#13) in NIki Volou and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play on the road against Aiolos Trikallon.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pagrati (1-4) and Agia Paraskevis (3-2), which took place in Paraskevis. Higher ranked Pagrati lost to twelfth ranked Agia Paraskevis in a road game 86-96 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Nikos Psileas who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. Pagrati's coach Demetris Liogas tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Agia Paraskevis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pagrati lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Agia Paraskevis will face Lavrio (#6) on the road in the next round. Pagrati will play against OFI (#14) in Heraklion.

In the last two games of round 4 Irakleio lost to undefeated Ermis Lagkada on the road 83-88. Doxa Lefkadas lost to Koroivos on its own court 59-68.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by Theodoros Georgitsis of Ermis Lagkada.


Ermis Lagkada - Irakleio 88-83

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Ermis Lagkada (4-0) beat 9th ranked Irakleio (1-3) in Lagadas 88-83 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Irakleio was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Ermis Lagkada made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for power forward Theodoros Georgitsis (205-83) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Center Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-80) contributed with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (206-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and guard Kostas Agapiadis (185-92) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Irakleio. Four Irakleio players scored in double figures. Ermis Lagkada have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Newly promoted Irakleio keeps the ninth position with three games lost. Ermis Lagkada will face Koroivos (#4) on the road in the next round. Irakleio will play against the league's leader Filathlitikos (#1).
Top scorers:
Ermis Lagkada: T.Georgitsis 34+8reb, G.Anagnostopoulos 27+8reb+6ast, H.Plioukas 9+4reb+2ast, T.Onasoglou 6+4reb+2ast, T.Ioakeimidis 4+1ast, G.Kaiklis 3
Irakleio: B.Pelkic 23+10reb, K.Agapiadis 21+5reb+5ast, G.Arnaoutakis 13+6reb, M.Sakellarakis 11+4reb+3ast, A.Godopoulos 7+1reb+3ast, K.Kotoulas 7+3reb
gschID: 196323


Filathlitikos - Lavrio 89-65

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Filathlitikos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Filathlitikos smashed 3rd ranked Lavrio at home 89-65. The game was mostly controlled by Filathlitikos. Lavrio managed to win second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Filathlitikos forced 25 Lavrio turnovers and outrebounded them 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lavrio's players. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Giannis Adetocunbo (205-94, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Christos Saloustros (201-90) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Filathlitikos players scored in double figures. Guard Christos Liberopoulos (185-88) replied with 17 points and center Michalis Perakis (207-84) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lavrio. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Filathlitikos (5-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Nea Kifisia. Lavrio at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Lavrio will play next round against Agia Paraskevis trying to get back on the winning streak. Filathlitikos will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Irakleio on the road.
Top scorers:
Filathlitikos: C.Saloustros 17+4reb+4ast, T.Adetokoubo 17+4reb+1ast, G.Adetocunbo 16+7reb+3ast, M.Kaberidis 14+3reb, N.Gikas 6+1reb+3ast, S.Georgiadis 5+6reb+5ast
Lavrio: C.Liberopoulos 17+1reb+3ast, M.Perakis 11+6reb+1ast, G.Psomaderis 8+2reb+1ast, D.Giannakopoulos 8+3reb+4ast, F.Pagonis 7+8reb, M.Delidis 5+1reb
gschID: 196324


Doxa Lefkadas - Koroivos 59-68

Very expected game when 10th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (1-4) lost at home to fifth ranked Koroivos (4-1) 68-59 on Saturday. Doxa Lefkadas trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 59-68 at the end of the game. It was a very good performance for forward Petros Noeas (204-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Athanasios Karydas (182-79) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Five Koroivos players scored in double figures. Forward Vasilis Vagenas (202-80) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian guard Darko Matic (192-84) added 15 points in the effort for Doxa Lefkadas. Koroivos have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Doxa Lefkadas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with four games lost. Koroivos will face higher ranked Ermis Lagkada (#3) in Lagadas in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Doxa Lefkadas will play on the road against the league's second-placed Nea Kifisia (#2) in Athens.
Top scorers:
Koroivos: P.Noeas 14+10reb, A.Karydas 13+4reb+2ast, P.Cosic 11+3reb+3ast, V.Gkeros 10+4reb, G.Antoniadis 10+1reb, N.Kourtis 8
Doxa Lefkadas: D.Matic 15+3reb+1ast, V.Vagenas 14+10reb+3ast, S.Manousos 13+4reb+1ast, P.Martzos 9+3reb+1ast, O.Matenidis 6+2reb+1ast, A.Vournas 2+2reb
gschID: 196322


Niki Volou - Nea Kifisia 67-74

Bottom-ranked Niki Volou is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to top-ranked Nea Kifisia (5-0) 74-67. The guests were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-14 Niki Volou's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 74-67 at the end of the game. Nea Kifisia made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-81, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists and power forward Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-80, agency: FCM) who added 9 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Giannis Maltesios (206-85) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-92) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Four Niki Volou players scored in double figures. Niki Volou's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Nea Kifisia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Filathlitikos. Newly promoted Niki Volou still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with OFI. Nea Kifisia will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Niki Volou will play against Ikaroi Serron in Serres and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nea Kifisia: V.Karaboulas 24+3reb+6ast, F.Moschovitis 12+2ast, C.Petrodimopoulos 9+6reb+2ast, Y.Psathas 7+7reb, T.Sioutis 6+7reb+3ast, D.Menoudakos 5+2reb+2ast
Niki Volou: G.Maltesios 20+6reb, G.Mavrogiannis 16+2reb+4ast, M.Politis 10+3reb+2ast, T.Koutinas 10+6reb, N.Theodorakos 7+7reb+1ast, A.Samaras 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 196321


Arkadikos - Ikaroi Serron 81-83

A very interesting game took place in Arkadia. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 8th ranked Arkadikos (1-4) to ninth ranked Ikaroi Serron (3-2) 83-81 on Saturday evening. Arkadikos was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 33-23 charge of Ikaroi Serron, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Arkadikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Kostas Totsios (191-78) fired 31 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Forward Kostas Pehlivanis (192-79) chipped in 23 points. Power forward Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-82) produced 23 points and Serbian center Miroslav Cubrilo (205-82) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ikaroi Serron have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadikos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Ikaroi Serron's next round opponent will be Niki Volou (#13) in NIki Volou and are hoping to win another game. Arkadikos will play on the road against Aiolos Trikallon.
Top scorers:
Ikaroi Serron: K.Totsios 31+5reb+3ast, K.Pehlivanis 23+2reb+1ast, F.Simeonidis 13+5reb+1ast, D.Kapiniaris 11+5reb+1ast, A.Nikoloudis 3+5reb, M.Milicevic 2+2reb
Arkadikos: S.Gizogiannis 23+3reb, M.Cubrilo 15+10reb, N.Djurdjevic 11+1reb+4ast, T.Govas 11+2reb+3ast, A.Sigounas 9+5reb+1ast, T.Tsiotras 7+6reb+7ast
gschID: 196320


OFI - Trikalla 56-59

Bottom-ranked OFI is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to sixth ranked Aiolos Trikallon (3-2) 59-56 on Saturday evening. OFI was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Aiolos Trikallon forced 24 OFI turnovers. Strangely OFI outrebounded Aiolos Trikallon 40-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by guard Nikos Kaklamanos (189-81, agency: FCM) who scored that evening 15 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Tasos Charismidis (203-81, agency: FCM) supported him with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Even 8 points and 11 rebounds by Bulgarian center Krum Doychinov (206-86, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for OFI. Forward Kostas Balafas (200-80) added 14 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Aiolos Trikallon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser OFI still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Niki Volou. Aiolos Trikallon will meet at home Arkadikos (#10) in the next round where they are favorite. OFI will play against Pagrati (#12) in Athens and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Trikalla: N.Kaklamanos 15+2reb+4ast, N.Katsares 15+2reb+1ast, S.Gioulekas 11+3reb, T.Charismidis 9+10reb+1ast, G.Fountas 8+1reb+2ast, G.Papachristos 1+3reb+1ast
OFI: K.Balafas 14+6reb, T.Traianos 10+3reb, I.Vukadinov 9+7reb+2ast, K.Doychinov 8+11reb+2ast, A.Petrakis 8+7reb+3ast, V.Kitsoulis 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 196319


Agia Paraskevis - Pagrati 96-86

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Pagrati (1-4) and Agia Paraskevis (3-2), which took place in Paraskevis. Higher ranked Pagrati lost to twelfth ranked Agia Paraskevis in a road game 86-96 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Agia Paraskevis. Pagrati was better in third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Pagrati was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Kostas Sinnis (193-80) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) replied with 14 points and 7 assists and Montenegrin guard Nemanja Vranjes (188-88) added 20 points in the effort for Pagrati. Four Agia Paraskevis and five Pagrati players scored in double figures. Pagrati's coach Demetris Liogas tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Agia Paraskevis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pagrati lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Agia Paraskevis will face Lavrio (#6) on the road in the next round. Pagrati will play against OFI (#14) in Heraklion.
Top scorers:
Agia Paraskevis: N.Psileas 25+6reb+3ast, V.Tsiakas 15, K.Sinnis 14+6reb+4ast, M.Kouris 11+2ast, K.Vardavas 10+1reb+1ast, A.Matos 9+6reb+1ast
Pagrati: N.Vranjes 20+3reb, V.Sklavos 15+5reb+1ast, F.Vasilopoulos 14+2reb+7ast, A.Koutroulias 12+2reb+1ast, D.Fotiou 10+4reb+2ast, M.Dermitzakis 4+1reb
gschID: 196318



Zoran Vrkic joins Ikaros - by Eurobasket News

Ikaros Kallitheas (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old Croatian ex-international guard Zoran Vrkic (200-87). He played last season at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 17 games last year he had 3.1ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Vrkic also played at Biancoblu Basket Bologna (previous name Biancoblu BO) in Italian Lega2 that season. In 14 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 3.8rpg.
He was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Vrkic was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian Senior National Team last year and previouslyfor U18 National Team in 2005. Vrkic represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 56.7%, 3FGP: 36%, FT: 68.4%.
Vrkic has played also professionally in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens) and Slovenia (Union Olimpija and Postojna).

By Eurobasket Data Center



A1 Round 4: Kolossos lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in A1, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Round 4 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Athens where host Panionios (4-0) beat league's leader Kolossos (3-1) 89-77 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kolossos. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Panionios outrebounded Kolossos 34-20 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) fired 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds. Panionios' coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced 22 points for lost side. Panionios have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Kolossos at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Olympiacos. Kolossos will play next round against Apollon Patras trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panionios will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Aris in Thessaloniki.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympiacos as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Kolossos) loss. Olympiacos smashed 4th ranked KAOD in Athens 103-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KAOD. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Georgios Printezis (206-85, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. Vassilis Spanoulis contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Guy-Marc Michel (213-88, college: Indiana) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for KAOD. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Panionios. KAOD at the other side keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. KAOD will play next round against Ikaros trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympiacos will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Peristeri GS. It will be extra interesting game as Peristeri GS is their local rival from Athens.
Apollon Patras can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Kavala (0-4) 80-79 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Keaton Grant who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Yannis Gagaloudis responded with 25 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Apollon Patras (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Ilysiakos and Panelefsiniakos. It was Kavala's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Apollon Patras will meet higher ranked Kolossos (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kavala will play against PAOK (#5) in Thessaloniki and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Thessaloniki was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Peristeri GS (2-2) played at the court of seventh ranked PAOK (2-2). PAOK defeated Peristeri GS 83-68. The winners were led by Wiliam Hatcher who scored that evening 19 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Peristeri GS. PAOK's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Kavala (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Peristeri GS's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
AGOR defeated Ilysiakos in Rethymno 72-66. Ikaros beat Panathinaikos at home 72-68. Aris won against Panelefsiniakos on the opponent's court 85-76.


Ilysiakos - AGOR 66-72

Everything could happen in Athens at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked AGOR and 11th ranked Ilysiakos had identical 1-2 record. But Ilysiakos was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Rethymno 72-66. Ilysiakos was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 42-31 second half run of AGOR. They made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Ilysiakos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by point guard Apollona Tsochlas (189-83) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and forward Nikos Angelopoulos (205-84) supported him with 16 points. Even 10 points and 4 assists by the former international guard Panagiotis Kafkis (197-80) did not help to save the game for Ilysiakos. American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Two Points) added 15 points for lost side. Four Ilysiakos players scored in double figures. Ilysiakos' coach Dimitris Papanikolaou rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. AGOR (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Ilysiakos lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with three games lost. AGOR's next round opponent will be Panelefsiniakos (#13) in Eleusina and are hoping to win another game. Ilysiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
Ilysiakos: M.Hampton 15+2reb, N.Chatzis 12+1reb, A.Jones 11+4reb, P.Kafkis 10+4reb+4ast, M.Paragios 5+3reb+1ast, P.Dorkofikis 5+3reb
AGOR: A.Tsochlas 17+4reb+5ast, N.Angelopoulos 16+2reb, M.Antonio Carter 10+4reb, U.Duvnjak 9+2ast, B.Petway 7+2reb, D.Latovic 6+4reb
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Ikaros - Panathinaikos 72-68

There was a surprise result in Kalitheas where tenth ranked Ikaros (2-2) defeated higher ranked Panathinaikos (2-2) 72-68. Panathinaikos was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 24-16 charge of Ikaros, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Panathinaikos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) who scored that evening 19 points and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Four Ikaros players scored in double figures. Even 7 points and 7 rebounds by Gabonese forward Stephane Lasme (203-82, college: Massachusetts) did not help to save the game for Panathinaikos. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) added 7 points and 8 assists for lost side. Panathinaikos' coach Argiris Pedoulakis tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Ikaros moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Panathinaikos. Ikaros' next round opponent will be KAOD (#6) in Dramas. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Ilysiakos.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: M.Bramos 10+2reb+2ast, D.Kitchen 9+3reb+1ast, A.Panko 9+3reb+2ast, R.Ukic 8+1ast, S.Lasme 7+7reb+2ast, D.Diamantidis 7+8ast
Ikaros: A.Kiritsis 19+3reb+4ast, Z.Vrkic 16+6reb, D.Gibson 15+3reb+3ast, M.Faye 12+10reb+2ast, V.Symtsak 8, A.Mitsialos 2
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Olympiacos - KAOD 103-67

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympiacos as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Kolossos) loss. Olympiacos smashed 4th ranked KAOD in Athens 103-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KAOD. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KAOD's 34. Olympiacos had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by KAOD's players. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Georgios Printezis (206-85, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Olympiacos players scored in double figures. Center Guy-Marc Michel (213-88, college: Indiana) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and center Kostas Kakaroudis (204-83) added 17 points in the effort for KAOD. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Panionios. KAOD at the other side keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. KAOD will play next round against Ikaros trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympiacos will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Peristeri GS. It will be extra interesting game as Peristeri GS is their local rival from Athens.
Top scorers:
KAOD: K.Kakaroudis 17+2reb+3ast, G.Michel 15+13reb+1ast, P.Knowles 14+2reb+3ast, L.Dale 6+1reb+1ast, S.Benas 4, K.Carter 4+3reb
Olympiacos: G.Printezis 20+8reb+2ast, V.Spanoulis 18+1reb+4ast, D.Mavroeidis 12+6reb+2ast, M.Gecevicius 11+2reb+3ast, K.Hines 10+3reb+1ast, K.Papanikolaou 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 203562


PAOK - Peristeri GS 83-68

The game in Thessaloniki was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Peristeri GS (2-2) played at the court of seventh ranked PAOK (2-2). PAOK defeated Peristeri GS 83-68. They outrebounded Peristeri GS 35-24 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by American point guard Wiliam Hatcher (188-84, college: Miami, OH) who scored that evening 19 points and 5 assists and American-Irish guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence) supported him with 19 points. Even 11 points and 5 assists by point guard Nontas Papantoniou (190-90) did not help to save the game for Peristeri GS. American point guard Dwight Thorne (190-88, college: Colorado) added 11 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Peristeri GS. PAOK's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Kavala (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Peristeri GS's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
Peristeri GS: N.Papantoniou 11+4reb+5ast, D.Thorne 11+2reb+3ast, A.Psaropoulos 9+1reb, D.Williams 7+3reb, A.Mantzaris 7+1reb, A.Kanonidis 7+6reb+1ast
PAOK: W.Hatcher 19+1reb+5ast, D.McGrath 19+2reb+1ast, M.Tsairelis 9+2reb, E.Margaritis 8+8reb+1ast, G.Dedas 6+2reb+1ast, D.Haritopoulos 6+6reb
gschID: 203561


Apollon Patras - Kavala 80-79

Apollon Patras can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Kavala (0-4) 80-79 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kavala won third quarter 32-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Apollon Patras won last quarter 17-17. Worth to mention a great performance of American Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who added 13 points during the contest. Five Apollon Patras players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Apollon Patras (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Ilysiakos and Panelefsiniakos. It was Kavala's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Apollon Patras will meet higher ranked Kolossos (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kavala will play against PAOK (#5) in Thessaloniki and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kavala: Y.Gagaloudis 25+2reb+4ast, W.Coleman 21+8reb, A.Grundy 14+6reb+6ast, C.Stefanidis 7+5reb+2ast, S.Panos 6+1reb, S.Manolopoulos 4+1reb+2ast
Apollon Patras: G.Klaiber 14+2reb, K.Grant 14+6reb+4ast, E.McCollum 13+2reb+3ast, L.Turner 11+7reb, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 11+3reb+1ast, N.Argyropoylos 10+2reb+3ast
gschID: 203560


Panionios - Kolossos 89-77

Round 4 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Athens where host Panionios (4-0) beat league's leader Kolossos (3-1) 89-77 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kolossos. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Panionios outrebounded Kolossos 34-20 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) fired 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Panionios' coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced 22 points and the former international guard Giannis Kalambokis (195-78, agency: FCM) added 16 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Panionios have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Kolossos at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Olympiacos. Kolossos will play next round against Apollon Patras trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panionios will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Aris in Thessaloniki.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: L.Dendy 22+4reb, D.Tsaldaris 17+2reb+3ast, G.Kalambokis 16+1reb+5ast, M.Hatten 12+3reb+6ast, G.Georgalis 6+3reb+2ast, K.Langford 3+3reb+4ast
Panionios: N.Pappas 31+6reb+5ast, V.Jankovic 11+10reb+2ast, G.Bogris 10+6reb, C.Booker 10+4reb+2ast, M.Batis 7+1reb+2ast, L.Milbourne 6+2reb
gschID: 203559


Panelefsiniakos - Aris 76-85

Everything could happen in Eleusina at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Aris and 9th ranked Panelefsiniakos had identical 1-2 record. But Panelefsiniakos was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Thessaloniki 85-76. The guests were ahead by 10 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 29-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. Aris made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Aris outrebounded Panelefsiniakos 36-25 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Panelefsiniakos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by Bosnian guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87) who scored that evening 20 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and forward Antonis Asimakopoulos (203-76) supported him with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Aris players scored in double figures. Even 20 points by point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (189-83, agency: FCM) did not help to save the game for Panelefsiniakos. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) added 17 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aris (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos dropped to the eleventh position with three games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Panionios in Athens and it may be the game of the week. Panelefsiniakos will play on the road against AGOR (#9) in Rethymno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: N.Liakopoulos 20+2reb+3ast, S.Magounis 17+6reb, N.Papanikolaou 15+5reb+1ast, T.Nikou 8+2reb+5ast, C.Deligiannis 7+5reb+1ast, N.Papanikolopoulos 3+2reb
Aris: M.Pasalic 20+3reb+2ast, D.Verginis 19+1reb+2ast, A.Asimakopoulos 14+10reb, M.Pelekanos 11+6reb+3ast, E.Bochoridis 9+1reb+3ast, K.Charissis 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 203558



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: Amsterdam - Den Bosch 63-82
Nov. 6: Weert - Leeuwarden
Nov. 7: M.Magixx - Leiden
Nov. 8: Zwolle - Den Helder K.
Nov. 8: Den Bosch - Rotterdam


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Red Giants - De Hoppers 85-67
Nov. 3: Almonte - Orca's Urk 79-64
Nov. 3: Rotterdam 2 - Almere P. 78-70
Nov. 3: De Groene - BC Apollo 2 72-50
Nov. 3: Binnenland - Cangeroes 68-82
Nov. 3: Punch - UBALL 65-68


Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 5 - by Eurobasket News

Talented American Zack Novak (193-G-90, agency: Priority Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for Zwolle and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Zwolle in his team's victory, helping them to crush Rotterdam (#8, 1-5) with 19-point margin 86-67. Zwolle is placed at 4th position in Dutch Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Zwolle will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Novak had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Zwolle's top player in his first season with the team. University of Michigan graduate has very impressive stats this year. Novak is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.2ppg) and averages solid 53.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Ghanian guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-G-88) of M.Magixx. Ahelegbe impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for M.Magixx to edge the lower-ranked Leeuwarden (#7, 2-4) in overtime by 6 points 96-90. This victory allowed M.Magixx to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Ahelegbe is a newcomer at M.Magixx and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Zwolle's star - American Darryl Webb (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports). Webb scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Zwolle, helping his team with a 86-67 easy win against the lower-ranked Rotterdam (#8, 1-5). Zwolle needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Webb has a great season in Holland. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.0ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 11.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josh Magette (185-G-90) of Zwolle - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Tjoe de Paula (185-PG-81) of Leeuwarden - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Daniel Jones (200-F-79) of Rotterdam - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Matthew Otten (196-G-81) of Rotterdam - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Anthony Miles (182-G-89) of Rotterdam - 17 points and 2 assists
9. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Tanner Smith (195-G-90) of Zwolle - 20 points and 5 rebounds

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



Prom.Divisie Round 6: Almonte hands first loss to undefeated Orca's Urk - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Orca's Urk (5-1) in Eindhoven on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by thirteenth ranked Almonte (2-4) 79-64. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Orca's Urk. Almonte moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Orca's Urk keeps the second position with one game lost. Almonte is looking forward to face UBALL (#11) in Utrecht in the next round. Orca's Urk will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Cangeroes (5-2) which played road game in Barendrecht against one of their biggest challengers Binnenland (3-3). Third ranked Cangeroes managed to get a 14-point victory 82-68. Cangeroes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just -2 point less than leader De Groene. Binnenland at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cangeroes' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Utrecht to the arena .
Prom.Divisie top team - De Groene (5-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BC Apollo 2 (3-4) in Groningen 72-50. Undefeated De Groene have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Newly promoted BC Apollo 2 dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. De Groene will meet bottom-ranked MSV/Zeemacht (#14) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. BC Apollo 2 will play against Orca's Urk and hope to secure a win.
The game in Meppel was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked De Hoppers (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Red Giants (3-3). Red Giants did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 85-67. Red Giants moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated De Hoppers. Red Giants' next round opponent will be Leiden 2 (#9) on the road where they are favorite. De Hoppers will play against Binnenland (#5) in Barendrecht and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Delft. Twelfth ranked UBALL (2-4) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Punch (2-4) 68-65 in the game for the tenth place. UBALL moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Punch. UBALL will face Almonte (#12) in Eindhoven in the next round.

In the last game of round 6 Almere P. was beaten by Rotterdam 2 on the road 78-70.


De Groene - BC Apollo 2 72-50

Prom.Divisie top team - De Groene (5-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BC Apollo 2 (3-4) in Groningen 72-50. De Groene have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Newly promoted BC Apollo 2 dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. De Groene will meet bottom-ranked MSV/Zeemacht (#14) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. BC Apollo 2 will play against Orca's Urk and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193815


Binnenland - Cangeroes 68-82

An interesting game for Cangeroes (5-2) which played road game in Barendrecht against one of their biggest challengers Binnenland (3-3). Third ranked Cangeroes managed to get a 14-point victory 82-68. Cangeroes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just -2 point less than leader De Groene. Binnenland at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cangeroes' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Utrecht to the arena .
gschID: 193814


Red Giants - De Hoppers 85-67

The game in Meppel was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked De Hoppers (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Red Giants (3-3). Red Giants did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 85-67. Red Giants moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated De Hoppers. Red Giants' next round opponent will be Leiden 2 (#9) on the road where they are favorite. De Hoppers will play against Binnenland (#5) in Barendrecht and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 193813


Punch - UBALL 65-68

Important game to mention about took place in Delft. Twelfth ranked UBALL (2-4) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Punch (2-4) 68-65 in the game for the tenth place. UBALL moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Punch. UBALL will face Almonte (#12) in Eindhoven in the next round.
gschID: 193811


Almonte - Orca's Urk 79-64

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Orca's Urk (5-1) in Eindhoven on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by thirteenth ranked Almonte (2-4) 79-64. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Orca's Urk. Almonte moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Orca's Urk keeps the second position with one game lost. Almonte is looking forward to face UBALL (#11) in Utrecht in the next round. Orca's Urk will have a break next round.
gschID: 193810


Rotterdam 2 - Almere P. 78-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Rotterdam 2 and 10th ranked Almere P. had identical 2-3 record. This time Rotterdam 2 used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from 78-70 on Saturday night. Rotterdam 2 (3-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Almere P. lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with four games lost. Rotterdam 2 will have a break next round. Almere P. will play at home against Punch (#13) in Delft.
gschID: 193809



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Best players of Hungarian A Division round 6 - by Eurobasket News

Croatian Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kormend and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 30 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Falco-Szova (#6, 4-2) 83-76. Kormend maintains the 11th position in Hungarian A Division. Kormend is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. Buljan turned to be Kormend's top player in his first season with the team. Texas Christian University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Buljan is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.4ppg) and averages solid 2.4spg and 55.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Anthony Nelson (185-G-89) of Marso NYKK. Nelson impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Marso NYKK lost that game 84-90 to the higher-ranked Soproni (#2, 4-2). Despite lost game Marso NYKK moved up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Nelson is a newcomer at Marso NYKK and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.4ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 7.8rpg and 6.8apg.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Marko Spica (205-C/F-86) of top-ranked Kaposvari. Spica scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Kaposvari, leading his team to a 81-78 win against the lower-ranked Szedeak (#7, 3-3). Kaposvari confirms their top position in the standings Spica has a great season in Hungary. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.8ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Miljan Rakic (195-G-86) of Jaszberenyi - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Donald Copeland (177-PG-84) of ZTE KK - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Alex Legion (195-G-88) of PVSK Pannon - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kyle Swanston (201-G/F-86) of Kaposvari - 33 points and 7 rebounds
8. Filip Barovic (208-F/C-90) of Soproni - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88) of Szedeak - 19 points and 17 rebounds
10. Earl Pettis (195-G-87) of FS Debrecen - 27 points and 5 rebounds

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



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Standings - 1 Division

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 2: Reynir S. - Breidablik 74-104
Nov. 4: Augnablik - Hottur 71-76

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 8: Hottur - Reynir S.
Nov. 9: Thor AK - IA
Nov. 9: Breidablik - Hamar
Nov. 9: FSU - Augnablik
Nov. 9: Haukar - Valur


Best players of Icelandic Express L. round 5 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced naturalized American Justin Shouse (180-G-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Stjarnan and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 31-year old guard got a double-double of 33 points and twelve assists, while his team beat Njardvik (#11, 1-4) in overtime 115-108. Stjarnan is placed at 2nd position in American Express L.. They are still close to the very top. Stjarnan would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Shouse had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Stjarnan, through which he has constantly improved. Mercyhurst College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Shouse is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.6ppg), assists (2nd best: 9.2apg) and averages solid 62.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American power forward Marcus Van (201-F/C-85) of Njardvik. Van impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 27 rebounds. Bad luck as Njardvik lost that overtime game 108-115 to the higher-ranked Stjarnan (#2, 4-1). Njardvik is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Njardvik managed to get this year. Van is a newcomer at Njardvik and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Jon Olafur Jonsson (199-F-81) of top-ranked Snaefell. Jonsson scored 26 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Snaefell, leading his team to a 108-95 easy win against the lower-ranked KFI (#10, 2-3). Snaefell confirms their top position in the standings Jonsson has a great season in Iceland. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.0ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of Keflavik - 22 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Eric Palm (188-G-87) of IR - 35 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Keflavik - 25 points and 10 rebounds
7. Jay Threatt (180-G-89) of Snaefell - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 15 assists
8. Elvar Fridriksson (180-PG-94) of Njardvik - 36 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Momcilo Latinovic (198-G-89) of KFI - 28 points and 6 rebounds
10. Brian Mills (203-F-88) of Stjarnan - 24 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UCC Demons 6-0 
 2. UL Eagles 5-1 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 3-3 
 4. DCU Saints 3-3 
 5. Killester 2-4 
 6. UCD Marian 2-4 
 7. Ballon Inter 1-4 
 8. Moycullen 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: UCC Demons - Killester 89-78
Nov. 3: UCD Marian - Moycullen 72-77
Nov. 3: UL Eagles - Ballon Inter 66-38
Nov. 4: DCU Saints - B.Gais Neptune 60-67

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 9: Ballon Inter - UCC Demons
Nov. 10: B.Gais Neptune - UCD Marian
Nov. 10: Killester - UL Eagles
Nov. 10: Moycullen - DCU Saints


Basketball Ireland weekend review - by Patrick Maher


As the basketball season begins to pick up momentum so do the teams around the country. This weekend saw plenty of action, upsets and interesting results in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague and the Nivea Womens SuperLeague.

It was Moycullen who registered the first attention grabbing result this weekend as they claimed their first win of the season when they beat UCD Marian in double overtime. This game definitely proved an exciting one as people in UCD Sports Complex took to the internet to keep people posted.

Speaking after the game, Moycullens Head Coach, Salva Camps was thrilled with the result, I am so happy for the team after that win. It was a tough game with both teams playing very good basketball.

Camps continued to praise his young side, To come away with a win after double overtime is a great achievement, it was an impressive result especially with such a young team.

Down in Limerick, it was UL Eagles who continued their winning ways after they claimed victory over Dublin Inter. With a game that was reported as sluggish and baskets difficult to come by it was another vital win for the Eagles as they push forward.

Head Coach of UL Eagles, Mark Keenan was happy to come away from the game with a win, It wasnt a pretty game we really had to dig deep and stick with it. We had to grind that game out until the very end.

Commenting on his team Keenan admitted, We didnt play together in the first half, everyone seemed more concerned about individual performances than the teams. In fairness to the guys though, we came together in the second half and really put in a team effort and played as a unit.

Meanwhile, UCC Demons remained undefeated this weekend after their win over Killester. Demons are now at the top of the table as they have yet to drop a game with a 6-0 record.

Paul Kelleher, Head Coach of UCC Demons said, We knew going into the game that Killesters guards were going to be very strong and to be honest that is what caused us massive problems.

Kelleher continued, I am happy that we have recorded another win but we still need to work on keeping a hold of a lead when we have it. Too many times we relax and let teams back in, we need to maintain a stronger hold throughout games.

It was Bord Gais Neptune who came away with another win this weekend when they travelled to Dublin to take on DCU Saints. The Cork side look as though they are turning a corner after their disappointing start to the season as they add another victory to their sheet.

After the game, Mark Scannell Head Coach of Bord Gais Neptune enthused, That was a good win for us on the road, DCU are a great side so to come away with the three points is brilliant. It was a real team performance for us with everyone chipping in. Ger Noonan showed great leadership down the stretch and our young guys like Mark stepped up and played great.

Scannell continued, I am really happy with where the team is at right now, we were unlucky at the start of the season but the hard work is paying off and we are getting the results we want and need.

BASKETBALL IRELAND WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

UCD Marian 72 (24) (J. Galvin 22; D. James 17; K Foley 12) Moycullen 77 (28) (P. Sullivan 30; S. Tummon 12; P. O'Brien 10) The game went into double overtime.

UL Eagles 66 (22) (N. Campbell 12; M. Hall 11; R. Taylor 10) Dublin Inter 38 (24) (A. Statkus 10; M. Tamusauskas 9; M. Cepliauskas 6)

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Maree 59 (31) (K.Hansberry 17; C.Crowley 11; T.Mitkus 10) Team Left Bank Kilkenny 55 (27) (J.O'Keeffe 19; J.Butler 9; E.Walsh 8)

Donegal Town 64 (32) (W Timoney 26; P Mchugh 23; J Carty 6) Ballon BC 100 (53) (R Vakulis 31; M Rantias 21; J Heering 14)

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Nivea For Mens SuperLeague

UCC Demons 89 (45) (N. O'Reilly 24; K. Walker 22; C. Cuff 18) Killester 78 (39) (P. Summers 22; M. Westbrooks 18; K. O' Brien 10)

DCU Saints 60 (36) (P. Glover 20; M. Provizors 11; J. Donnelly 10) Bord Gais Neptune 67 (27) (D. Townes 20; G. Noonan 16; M. McGinn 10)

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Blue Demons V Donegal Town - Cancelled

Ulster Elks 93 (39) (M. McDonald 20; C. Johnson 18; G. Celms 18) Team Garveys St Marys 90 (43) (A. Fitzgerald 24; D. Wall 23; D. Griffin 18) - OVERTIME

Ballon BC 77 (35) (J. Heering 22; R. Eidukas 21; E. Kumpys 12) Templeogue Azzurri 65 (35) (T. Swiatowy 18; L. Gamede 17; L. Thompson 14)

Basketball Ireland Mens U20 National Cup

Limerick Lakers 50 (20) (C. Devitt 15; R. Barnett 9; S. Halpin 9) Tolka Rovers 59 (24) (P. Caffrey 14; K. Fleming 13; P. Curran 12)

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

Carlton Cuffe (190-F-87)



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 4: Hapoel Holon - Bnei Hasharon 91-79
Nov. 4: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Ashdod 90-71
Nov. 4: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 80-86
Nov. 4: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi T-A 67-87
Nov. 5: Elizur Ashkelon - Netanya
Nov. 5: Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel T-A


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Uter, Maccabi20.7 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.20.5 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.0 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi19.0 
 5. Killingswort., Net.18.7 
 6. Jones, Bnei H.18.3 
 7. Sanders, Galil Gil.17.5 
 8. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.16.6 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.16.3 
 10. Skjoldebrand, Hap.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.0 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.12.0 
 3. Calathes, Maccabi10.5 
 4. Uter, Maccabi10.3 
 5. Thomas, Maccabi10.0 
 6. Wright, Maccabi9.7 
 7. Washington, Netan.9.7 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Smith, Hapoel J-M8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.7.5 
 2. Timor, Hapoel T-A6.7 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.5.5 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
 5. Hanochi, Maccabi5.0 
 6. Bradley, Netanya4.7 
 7. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.6 
 8. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.4.3 
 9. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M4.3 
 10. Hayes, Galil Gilb.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A4.3 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.5 
 4. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.2.3 
 5. Wright, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Simpson, Maccabi2.3 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 8. Washington, Netan.2.0 
 9. Mills, Elizur A.2.0 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Uter, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.4 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 4. Gabriel, Maccabi1.8 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.8 
 6. Simpson, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 8. Hakmon, Hapoel Eil.1.3 
 9. Wright, Maccabi1.0 
 10. Washington, Neta.1.0 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: SAIE3 BO - Angelico BI 89-75
Nov. 4: Umana VE - Sutor MGR 83-89
Nov. 4: Cantu - Sidigas AV 79-67
Nov. 4: Banco di Sard. - Enel Brindisi 78-90
Nov. 4: Trenkwalder RE - Pesaro 71-59
Nov. 4: Vanoli CR - Acea Virtus RM 67-75
Nov. 4: JuveCaserta - Cimberio VA 56-73
Nov. 5: Montepaschi - EA7 Armani


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR20.8 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.5 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.8 
 4. Ere, Cimberio VA18.5 
 5. Richardson, Sidig.16.3 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 7. Banks, Cimberio VA15.8 
 8. Hasbrouck, SAIE315.7 
 9. Taylor, Trenkwal.15.5 
 10. Dunston, Cimberio.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.2 
 2. Kotti, Vanoli CR9.2 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.8.5 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.4 
 5. Akindele, JuveCase.8.2 
 6. Gigli, SAIE3 B.7.8 
 7. Dragovic, Sidig.7.7 
 8. Ere, Cimberio VA7.5 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.3 
 10. Ebi, Sidigas AV7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.6.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.7 
 3. Hackett, Montepas.5.0 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.5 
 5. Reynolds, Enel B.4.0 
 6. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.8 
 7. Cavaliero, Pesaro3.5 
 8. Taylor, Acea V.3.5 
 9. Diener, Banco d.3.3 
 10. Cook, EA7 Armani3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marvis THORNTON
  Banco d.
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Thornton, Banco d.2.8 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.5 
 3. Green, Cimberio VA2.5 
 4. Warren, Sidigas AV2.3 
 5. Johnson, Vanoli CR2.2 
 6. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 7. Polonara, Cimberio.2.2 
 8. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.2 
 9. Filloy, Trenkwal.2.0 
 10. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.1.8 
 2. Simmons, Enel B.1.8 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 4. Johnson, Sidigas1.3 
 5. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.3 
 6. Cusin, Cantu1.2 
 7. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 8. Brooks, Cantu1.2 
 9. Polonara, Cimberio.1.0 
 10. Ress, Montepaschi1.0 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Biancoblu BO 4-0 
 2. Giorgo Tesi PT 4-1 
 3. Novipiu Casale 4-1 
 4. C.de Latte BRE 3-2 
 5. Tezenis VE 3-2 
 6. AcegasAps TR 3-2 
 7. Sigma Barcel. 3-2 
 8. Givova Scafati 3-2 
 9. Pall.Trento 2-2 
 10. LeGanberi FO 2-3 
 11. Fileni BPA Jesi 2-3 
 12. Prima Veroli 2-3 
 13. Aget Service IM 1-4 
 14. FCM Ferentino 1-4 
 15. Upea CdO 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 4: Sigma Barcel. - FCM Ferentino 97-83
Nov. 4: Pall.Trento - Aget Service IM 84-73
Nov. 4: Giorgo Tesi PT - AcegasAps TR 82-77 OT
Nov. 4: Fileni BPA Jesi - Novipiu Casale 81-88
Nov. 4: Prima Veroli - C.de Latte BRE 80-82
Nov. 4: Tezenis VE - Upea CdO 79-69
Nov. 4: LeGanberi FO - Givova Scafati 76-84


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Rodney GREEN
  Novipiu Casale
  (195-F/G-88)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Green, Novipiu Cas.24.2 
 2. Bell, Sigma Barcel.23.6 
 3. Allegretti, Nuovo21.3 
 4. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.2 
 5. Griffin, Fileni B.20.0 
 6. Callahan, Sigma B.20.0 
 7. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.19.3 
 8. Ware, Novipiu Casa.19.2 
 9. Slay, Givova Scafa.19.2 
 10. Ekperigin, FCM F.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.2 
 2. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.11.7 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.10.6 
 4. George, Upea CdO9.0 
 5. Allegretti, Nuovo9.0 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.6 
 7. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.4 
 8. Sanders, Sigma B.8.2 
 9. Giddens, C.de L.8.2 
 10. Griffin, Fileni B.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Aget S.
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Gay, Aget S.5.6 
 2. Pecile, Biancobl.5.5 
 3. Clemente, Nuovo N.5.3 
 4. Green, Sigma B.4.8 
 5. Mays, Givova S.4.8 
 6. McConnell, Tezen.4.0 
 7. Hoover, Fileni B.4.0 
 8. Ware, Novipiu Casa.3.8 
 9. Battle, Upea CdO3.8 
 10. Mathis, Upea CdO3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Francesco GUARINO
  FCM F.
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Guarino, FCM F.3.2 
 2. Warren, Nuovo N.3.0 
 3. Lawal, Tezenis VE3.0 
 4. Porta, Givova S.3.0 
 5. Garri, Pall.Trento2.8 
 6. James, FCM F.2.8 
 7. Mays, Givova S.2.6 
 8. Ekperigin, FCM F.2.6 
 9. Griffin, Fileni B.2.6 
 10. Bell, Sigma Barce.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 William MOSLEY
  Biancobl.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Mosley, Biancobl.2.0 
 2. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.8 
 3. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.5 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.1.4 
 5. Ekperigin, FCM F.1.2 
 6. George, Upea CdO1.0 
 7. Fall, AcegasAps TR1.0 
 8. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 9. Valenti, Aget S.0.8 
 10. James, FCM F.0.8 


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 4: Agrigento - Bari 89-81
Nov. 4: Chieti - Matera 86-68
Nov. 4: Castelletto - Bologna 84-59
Nov. 4: Recanati - San Severo 79-69
Nov. 3: Omegna - Casalpusterlengo 76-67
Nov. 4: Latina Basket - Firenze 74-82
Nov. 4: Treviglio - Ferrara 73-65
Nov. 4: Mirandola - Perugia 59-56
Nov. 4: Reggio Calabr. - Torino 56-71


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Treviglio
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Ferrarese, Trevigl.19.3 
 2. Ruggiero, Bari18.9 
 3. Poltroneri, Perugia18.8 
 4. Parente, Lucca18.4 
 5. Casadei, Firenze17.4 
 6. Marino, Casalp.17.0 
 7. Circosta, Bologna16.4 
 8. Reati, Treviglio16.1 
 9. Pierini, Recanati15.9 
 10. Evangelisti, Tori.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.13.3 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.1 
 3. Ihedioha, Castelle.9.5 
 4. Raminelli, Bologna9.0 
 5. Mancin, Mirandola8.6 
 6. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.5 
 7. Bonessio, Bari8.4 
 8. Pazzi, Castelletto8.4 
 9. Casadei, Firenze8.3 
 10. Benfatto, Ferrara8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.3 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.5 
 3. Marino, Casalp.5.1 
 4. Simoncelli, Castel.4.6 
 5. Rajola, Chieti4.5 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.4.1 
 7. Cantone, Matera3.6 
 8. Caroldi, Firenze3.3 
 9. Raschi, Chieti3.1 
 10. Tavernelli, Latin.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Parente, Lucca4.3 
 2. Tavernelli, Latina4.3 
 3. Piazza, Bologna4.0 
 4. Maggio, San Severo3.8 
 5. Bonamente, Perugia3.6 
 6. Sanna, Firenze3.5 
 7. Losi, Mirandola3.4 
 8. Spizzichini, Ferra.3.3 
 9. Vico, Matera3.1 
 10. Capitanelli, Fire.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Matteo RAMINELLI
  Bologna
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Raminelli, Bologna1.9 
 2. Capitanelli, Firen.1.5 
 3. Rossi, Chieti1.4 
 4. Gagliardo, Latina1.1 
 5. Pazzi, Castelletto1.0 
 6. Sanna, Firenze1.0 
 7. Cortesi, Ferrara0.9 
 8. Scarponi, San S.0.9 
 9. Mancin, Mirandola0.8 
 10. Iannilli, San Sev.0.8 


Lega2 Round 5: Upea CdO loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Lega 2 and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

There was a change at the Lega 2 leadership position after last games. The most shocking disappointment of round 5 was a defeat of league's leader Upea CdO (0-5). They were defeated by sixth ranked Tezenis VE (3-2) 79-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Tezenis VE. Upea CdO managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized Argentinian forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-81) stepped up and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-American power forward Olaseni Lawal (208-86, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Tezenis VE's coach Alessandro Ramagli used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dominican center Otis George (205-82, college: Louisville) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Tezenis VE moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Upea CdO still closes the standings with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Biancoblu BO who have the same record. Upea CdO will play next round against AcegasAps TR trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tezenis VE will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked C.de Latte BRE in Brescia.

In the last two games of round 5 Givova Scafati won against LeGanberi FO on the opponent's court 84-76. Prima Veroli unfortunately lost to C.de Latte BRE in a home game 80-82. FCM Ferentino recorded a loss to Sigma Barcel. on the road 83-97. Pall.Trento defeated Aget Service IM on its own court 84-73. Novipiu Casale beat Fileni BPA Jesi in a road game 88-81.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by Michael Umeh of Pall.Trento.


LeGanberi FO - Givova Scafati 76-84

Everything could happen in Forli at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Givova Scafati and 8th ranked LeGamberi Foods Forl had identical 2-2 record. But LeGamberi Foods Forl was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Scafati 84-76 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-76. Givova Scafati shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Ronald Slay (203-81, college: Tennessee, agency: David Lee services) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and point guard Keddric Mays (183-84) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Givova Scafati players scored in double figures. Swingman Terrence Roderick (196-88, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Bo Spencer (186-89, college: Nebraska) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Givova Scafati (3-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. LeGamberi Foods Forl at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Givova Scafati will face Prima Veroli (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LeGamberi Foods Forl will play against Fileni BPA Jesi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
LeGanberi FO: B.Spencer 22+6reb+3ast, T.Roderick 19+10reb+3ast, M.Todic 18+4reb+1ast, B.Musso 6+3reb+3ast, M.Soloperto 5+3reb, N.Natali 4+4reb+2ast
Givova Scafati: R.Slay 24+9reb, K.Mays 22+5reb+5ast, J.Tavernari 17+2reb+1ast, A.Ghiacci 12+4reb+1ast, F.Bushati 5+4reb+1ast, P.Baldassarre 2+5reb+3ast
gschID: 188782


Prima Veroli - C.de Latte BRE 80-82

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked C.de Latte BRE and 11th ranked Prima Veroli had identical 2-2 record. But Prima Veroli was not able to use a home court advantage and was edged by the opponent from Brescia 82-80 on Sunday night. Prima Veroli trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 30-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-82 at the end of the game. Prima Veroli was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Five C.de Latte BRE players scored in double figures. American guard Jimmy Hunter (197-77, college: Life, agency: Two Points) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Latvian swingman Mareks Jurevicus (197-85) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. C.de Latte BRE (3-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Prima Veroli at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. C.de Latte BRE will face Tezenis VE (#5) in Verona in the next round. Prima Veroli will play on the road against Givova Scafati (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: J.Hunter 23+5reb+2ast, M.Jurevicus 20+7reb+2ast, E.Walker 20+3reb+3ast, T.Rinaldi 6+3reb, D.Bruttini 5+5reb, L.Infante 4+2reb+1ast
C.de Latte BRE: J.Giddens 25+8reb, D.Brkic 15+6reb, J.Fernandez 13+4reb+4ast, M.Jenkins 13+4reb+1ast, N.Barlos 12+4reb, S.Stojkov 2+1reb
gschID: 188777


Sigma Barcel. - FCM Ferentino 97-83

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked FCM Ferentino (1-4) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Sigma Barcellona (3-2) 97-83 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-83. American point guard Troy Bell (186-80, college: Boston Coll.) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and naturalized American forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Sigma Barcellona players scored in double figures. American-British forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-88, college: Le Moyne) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American-Guyanese forward Delroy James (203-87, college: Rhode Island, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Sigma Barcellona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted FCM Ferentino keeps the thirteenth position with four games lost. Sigma Barcellona will face higher ranked Novipiu Casale (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
FCM Ferentino: D.James 20+7reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 20+10reb, M.Carrizo 15+1ast, G.Gurini 9+2reb+2ast, A.Righetti 8+4reb+1ast, F.Guarino 7+1reb+4ast
Sigma Barcel.: T.Bell 29+3reb+2ast, C.Callahan 19+9reb+3ast, M.Sanders 10+7reb+2ast, T.Green 10+4reb+7ast, M.Giuri 8+5reb+2ast, A.Cittadini 7+2reb
gschID: 188776


Giorgo Tesi PT - AcegasAps TR 82-77 OT

Giorgo Tesi Pistoia needed overtime to outgun visiting Trieste. Antonio Graves came up with 26 points and 6 boards to lead the winners. Michael Hicks added 15 points, while Toppo provided 11 points and 13 boards for the home side. Gandini answered with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Trieste in the loss.
Top scorers:
AcegasAps TR: L.Gandini 14+12reb+4ast, J.Thomas 14+3reb+2ast, M.Ruzzier 13+4reb+1ast, A.Filloy 9+3reb+5ast, K.Abdel Fall 9+16reb+1ast, D.Mastrangelo 9+1ast
Giorgo Tesi PT: A.Graves 26+6reb+2ast, M.Hicks 15+5reb+1ast, F.Toppo 11+13reb+2ast, G.Meini 9+5reb+2ast, R.Cortese 6+1reb, J.Borra 6+1reb
gschID: 188775


Pall.Trento - Aget Service IM 84-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked Pall.Trento's (2-2) home victory over 14th ranked Aget Service IM (1-4) 84-73 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Pall.Trento. Aget Service IM was better in third quarter 28-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pall.Trento dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Aget Service IM's 24. They outrebounded Aget Service IM 40-25 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Pall.Trento made 8 blocks. Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) stepped up and scored 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Davide Pascolo (201-90) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard D.J. Gay (183-89, college: San Diego St.) scored 9 points and 9 assists. Pall.Trento moved-up to ninth place. Aget Service IM at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Pall.Trento will face league's leader Biancoblu BO in Bologna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aget Service IM will play at home against the league's second-placed Tuscany Pistoia (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Aget Service IM: P.Marigney 22+5reb+6ast, S.Zagorac 12+3reb+2ast, R.Valenti 12+7reb, D.Gay 9+4reb+9ast, F.Foiera 7, M.Maestrello 6+1reb
Pall.Trento: M.Umeh 38+8reb+1ast, B.Elder 12+1reb, D.Pascolo 9+9reb+1ast, L.Dordei 8+9reb+2ast, A.Forray 8+6reb+3ast, M.Spanghero 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 188781


Tezenis VE - Upea CdO 79-69

There was a change at the Lega 2 leadership position after last games. The most shocking disappointment of round 5 was a defeat of league's leader Upea CdO (0-5). They were defeated by sixth ranked Tezenis VE (3-2) 79-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Tezenis VE. Upea CdO managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized Argentinian forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-81) stepped up and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-American power forward Olaseni Lawal (208-86, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Lawal is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Tezenis VE's coach Alessandro Ramagli used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dominican center Otis George (205-82, college: Louisville) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Alex Young (198-89, college: IUPUI) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Upea CdO players scored in double figures. Tezenis VE moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Upea CdO still closes the standings with five games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Biancoblu BO who have the same record. Upea CdO will play next round against AcegasAps TR trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tezenis VE will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked C.de Latte BRE in Brescia.
Top scorers:
Upea CdO: O.George 18+8reb+2ast, A.Young 13+5reb, M.Portannese 12+3reb+2ast, R.Rullo 10+2reb+3ast, D.Mathis 6+5reb+2ast, T.Battle 6+3reb+2ast
Tezenis VE: M.Jose Ghersetti 21+8reb+3ast, C.Westbrook 14+2reb+1ast, O.Lawal 12+11reb+1ast, M.Chessa 9+1reb+3ast, M.Da Ros 7+2reb+1ast, G.Boscagin 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 188779


Fileni BPA Jesi - Novipiu Casale 81-88

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Fileni BPA Jesi (2-3) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Novipiu Casale (4-1) 88-81 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fileni BPA Jesi won third quarter 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Novipiu Casale won last quarter 24-18. They also forced 20 Fileni BPA Jesi turnovers. American swingman Rodney Green (195-88, college: La Salle) stepped up and scored 32 points for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Casper Ware (177-90, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 29 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and American-Belgian point guard Ryan Hoover (187-74, college: Notre Dame, agency: SportsTalent) scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Fileni BPA Jesi players scored in double figures. Novipiu Casale have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Giorgo Tesi PT. Fileni BPA Jesi at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Novipiu Casale will face Sigma Barcellona (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fileni BPA Jesi will play against LeGamberi Foods Forl in Forli and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fileni BPA Jesi: M.Maggioli 25+9reb+1ast, R.Hoover 18+6reb+7ast, E.Griffin 18+9reb+2ast, J.Sanders 14+3reb+1ast, J.Valentini 4+2reb+2ast, M.Santiangeli 2+1reb
Novipiu Casale: R.Green 32+3reb+1ast, C.Ware 29+5reb+1ast, G.Ferrero 11, M.Malaventura 6, P.Butkevicius 6+5reb, N.Martinoni 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 188778



Ihedioha's double-double lands him Nazionale A Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Castelletto and receives a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed Bologna (5-3) with 25-point margin 84-59. Castelletto is placed at 5th position in Italian Nazionale A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Castelletto will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Ihedioha had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Castelletto's top player in his first season with the team. Ihedioha has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.5rpg) and averages solid 2.4spg,56.9% FGP and 52.2% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) of Firenze. He is a swingman in his first season at Firenze. In the last game Casadei recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Firenze cruised to a 82-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Latina Basket (#16, 2-6). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Firenze keeps 9th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Casadei is a newcomer at Firenze and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.4ppg (#5). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Marco Maganza (204-F/C-91) of Recanati (#13). Maganza scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Recanati, leading his team to a 79-69 win against slightly lower-ranked San Severo (#15, 3-5). The chances of Recanati ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Maganza could help Recanati to bring them higher in the standings. Maganza has a very solid season. In 7 games in Italy he scored 5.9ppg. He also has 5.1rpg and FGP: 61.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Davide Poltroneri (195-SG-85) of Perugia - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Alessandro Piazza (174-PG-87) of Bologna - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Stefano Rajola (187-G-72) of Chieti - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Marco Gnaccarini (185-G-81) of Recanati - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Attilio Pierini (201-F-81) of Recanati - 21 points and 9 rebounds
9. Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) of Castelletto - 11 points and 16 rebounds
10. Paolo Paci (200-F/C-90) of Omegna - 16 points and 11 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)



Italian Lega2 round 5 best performance: Michael Umeh - by Eurobasket News

Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-PG-84, agency: Two Points) had a very impressive game in the last round for Pall.Trento, receiving a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (38 points, eight rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Aget Service IM (#13, 1-4) 84-73. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Pall.Trento is placed at 9th position in Italian Lega2. Pall.Trento is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. In the team's last game Umeh had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Pall.Trento's top player in his first season with the team. Michael Umeh averages this season 15.5ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young American Casper Ware (177-PG-90) of Novipiu Casale. Ware had a very good evening with 29 points and 5 rebounds. Of course Novipiu Casale cruised to a 88-81 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Fileni BPA Jesi (#11, 2-3). This victory allowed Novipiu Casale to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Ware is a newcomer at Novipiu Casale, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.2ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 4.4rpg and 3.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Delroy James (203-F-87, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) of FCM Ferentino (#14). James scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite James' great performance FCM Ferentino lost 83-97 to the higher-ranked Sigma Barcel. (#7, 3-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. FCM Ferentino can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-4 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for James he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. James has a very solid season. In 5 games in Italy he scored 12.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. J.R. Giddens (196-F/G-85) of C.de Latte BRE - 25 points and 8 rebounds
5. Laurence Ekperigin (201-F-88) of FCM Ferentino - 20 points and 10 rebounds
6. Ronald Slay (203-F-81) of Givova Scafati - 24 points and 9 rebounds
7. Craig Callahan (203-F-81) of Sigma Barcel. - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Rodney Green (195-F/G-88) of Novipiu Casale - 32 points and 3 rebounds
9. Antonio Graves (191-G-85) of Giorgo Tesi PT - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81) of Tezenis VE - 21 points, 8 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)



Nazionale A Round 8: Matera loses to Chieti - by Eurobasket News

There were just 8 rounds played in Regular Season of Nazionale A and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Chieti between second ranked Matera (6-2) and thirteenth ranked Chieti (4-4) on Sunday night. Matera was defeated by Chieti on the road 68-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Matera. The game was mostly controlled by Chieti. Matera managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chieti especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. 29 personal fouls committed by Matera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Fabrizio Gialloreto (185-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Guard Stefano Rajola (187-72) contributed with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. The former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Matera. Chieti moved-up to tenth place. Matera at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Torino. Chieti are looking forward to face Perugia (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Matera will play against the league's leader Treviglio (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Nazionale A top team - Treviglio (7-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (3-4) 73-65. Worth to mention a quality performance of point guard Simone Ferrarese (182-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and Niccolo Cazzolato who added 11 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Gabriele Spizzichini (194-92) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Undefeated Treviglio have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Naturhouse Ferrara lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Treviglio will play against league's second-placed Matera on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Recanati (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Agrigento was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Bari (4-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Agrigento (5-3). Agrigento managed to secure a 8-point victory 89-81 on Sunday. The winners were led by Michele Giovanatto who scored that evening 23 points. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by Luca Bisconti did not help to save the game for Bari. Agrigento moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Castelletto and Bologna. Bari lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Firenze. Agrigento will meet Casalpusterlengo (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bari will play against Lucca (#4) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Castelletto supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Bologna (5-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Castelletto (5-3). Castelletto smashed Bologna 84-59. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bologna. The best player for the winners was Francesco Ihedioha who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 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. Castelletto have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Agrigento and Bologna. Castelletto's next round opponent will be Mazzeo San Severo (#15) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Bologna will play against Latina Basket (#16).
Important game to mention about took place in Mirandola. Seventeenth ranked Mirandola (2-6) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 18th ranked Perugia (1-7) 59-56 on Sunday evening. Alessandro Mancin orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 12 rebounds. Mirandola moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Latina Basket. Perugia lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Mirandola will face higher ranked Firenze (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perugia will play against Chieti (#10).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Firenze beat Latina Basket on the road 82-74. Recanati won against San Severo on its own court 79-69. Torino managed to outperform Reggio Calabr. in a road game 71-56. Omegna managed to beat Casalpusterlengo at home 76-67.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 23 points and 12 rebounds by Daniele Casadei of Firenze.


Agrigento - Bari 89-81

The game in Agrigento was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Bari (4-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Agrigento (5-3). Agrigento managed to secure a 8-point victory 89-81 on Sunday. Agrigento forced 22 Bari turnovers. The winners were led by the former international forward Michele Giovanatto (202-81) who scored that evening 23 points and guard Vincenzo Di Viccaro (191-84) supported him with 17 points. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by the former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) did not help to save the game for Bari. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) added 21 points for the guests. Five Agrigento and four Bari players scored in double figures. Agrigento moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Castelletto and Bologna. Bari lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Firenze. Agrigento will meet Casalpusterlengo (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bari will play against Lucca (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: M.Giovanatto 23+4reb+1ast, V.Di Viccaro 17+4reb, P.Mossi 14+4reb, R.Castelli 10+4reb+1ast, Q.De Laurentiis 10+6reb+1ast, G.Anello 6+2ast
Bari: A.Ruggiero 21+4reb, L.Bisconti 18+11reb, D.Bonessio 13+6reb+1ast, T.Laquintana 10+4reb, M.Cardillo 6+1reb, F.Di Donna 6
gschID: 191681


Latina Basket - Firenze 74-82

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Firenze (4-3) beat on the road 16th ranked Latina Basket (2-6) 82-74 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But Latina Basket won second period 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Firenze dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Latina Basket's 28. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Firenze players scored in double figures. Guard Tommaso Milani (190-88) replied with 19 points and point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (188-91) added 13 points and 4 steals in the effort for Latina Basket. Firenze moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bari. Loser Latina Basket keeps the sixteenth position with six games lost. Firenze will face Mirandola (#17) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Latina Basket will play against Bologna in Ozzano Emilia.
Top scorers:
Firenze: D.Casadei 23+12reb+3ast, S.Spizzichini 16+9reb+1ast, M.Caroldi 13+2reb+2ast, M.Sanna 10+6reb+1ast, A.Capitanelli 9+5reb+1ast, S.Rabaglietti 6+5ast
Latina Basket: T.Milani 19+1reb+1ast, R.Tavernelli 13+3reb+3ast, T.Plateo 11+2reb+1ast, A.Cecchetti 9+3reb, M.Micevic 7+7reb+1ast, A.Pastore 7+1reb
gschID: 191680


Chieti - Matera 86-68

The most important game in the last round took place in Chieti between second ranked Matera (6-2) and thirteenth ranked Chieti (4-4) on Sunday night. Matera was defeated by Chieti on the road 68-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Matera. The game was mostly controlled by Chieti. Matera managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chieti especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. 29 personal fouls committed by Matera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Point guard Fabrizio Gialloreto (185-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Guard Stefano Rajola (187-72) contributed with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Four Chieti players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Matera. Chieti moved-up to tenth place. Matera at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Torino. Chieti are looking forward to face Perugia (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Matera will play against the league's leader Treviglio (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Chieti: F.Gialloreto 21+3reb+2ast, S.Gatti 17+6reb, S.Rajola 13+4reb+7ast, E.Rossi 11+8reb+3ast, A.Raschi 9+5reb+2ast, M.Diomede 8+6reb+1ast
Matera: M.Rezzano 12+8reb, C.Cantone 11+3reb+2ast, A.Iannuzzi 10+4reb, C.Sebastian Vico 9+6reb+3ast, M.Cozzoli 8+1reb, C.Grappasonni 7+4reb
gschID: 191679


Mirandola - Perugia 59-56

Important game to mention about took place in Mirandola. Seventeenth ranked Mirandola (2-6) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 18th ranked Perugia (1-7) 59-56 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 19-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Mirandola dominated on the defensive end, holding Perugia to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Center Alessandro Mancin (208-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 9 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Jordan Losi (182-80, agency: Two Points) contributed with 8 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Davide Poltroneri (195-85) replied with 25 points and 5 rebounds and forward Simone Bonamente (203-79) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Perugia. Mirandola moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Latina Basket. Perugia lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Mirandola will face higher ranked Firenze (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perugia will play against Chieti (#10).
Top scorers:
Mirandola: A.Pilotti 13+2reb, G.Sgobba 12+1reb, A.Mancin 9+12reb+1ast, L.Pignatti 8+7reb+2ast, J.Losi 8+10reb+3ast, M.Venturelli 6+2ast
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 25+5reb+3ast, S.Bonamente 14+7reb, F.Santantonio 8+4reb+4ast, P.Chiarello 6+3reb, J.David Rath 3+3reb, A.Ciofetta 0
gschID: 191678


Recanati - San Severo 79-69

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 14th ranked Mazzeo San Severo (3-5) lost on the road to fifteenth ranked Recanati (3-4) 79-69 on Sunday. The game without a history. Recanati led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mazzeo San Severo to just 4 points in second quarter. Forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 9 rebounds. Nicolo Benedusi (193-88) contributed with 14 points and 7 assists for the winners. Center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Roberto Maggio (183-90) added 16 points and 5 steals in the effort for Mazzeo San Severo. Five Recanati and four Mazzeo San Severo players scored in double figures. Recanati moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Mazzeo San Severo dropped to the fifteenth position with five games lost. Recanati will face Naturhouse Ferrara (#14) on the road in the next round. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Castelletto.
Top scorers:
Recanati: A.Pierini 21+9reb, G.Cantagalli 15+2reb, M.Gnaccarini 15+3reb+5ast, N.Benedusi 14+3reb+7ast, M.Maganza 11+5reb+1ast, M.Tagliabue 3+1reb+1ast
San Severo: A.Iannilli 16+11reb+4ast, R.Maggio 16+3reb+3ast, O.Gueye 13+1reb+2ast, G.Sirakov 11, M.Del Brocco 6+5reb+2ast, I.Scarponi 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 191677


Castelletto - Bologna 84-59

The game in Castelletto supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Bologna (5-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Castelletto (5-3). Castelletto smashed Bologna 84-59. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bologna. The game was mostly controlled by Castelletto. Bologna was better in fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Bologna to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Bologna 50-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds. point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) produced 15 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89) added 10 points and 10 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. Castelletto have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Agrigento and Bologna. Castelletto's next round opponent will be Mazzeo San Severo (#15) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Bologna will play against Latina Basket (#16).
Top scorers:
Castelletto: F.Ihedioha 23+14reb+2ast, F.Bolzonella 15+2reb, M.Pazzi 11+16reb, G.Sanguinetti 9+1reb+4ast, A.Ranuzzi 9+13reb+4ast, A.Simoncelli 8+1reb+7ast
Bologna: V.Circosta 17+1reb+1ast, A.Piazza 15+5reb+8ast, R.Pederzini 10+10reb+2ast, A.Poti 6, J.Silimbani 5+3reb+1ast, M.Raminelli 4+14reb+1ast
gschID: 191676


Reggio Calabr. - Torino 56-71

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Torino (6-2) won against 19th ranked Reggio Calabr. (1-7) in Reggio Calabria 71-56 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Torino. Reggio Calabr. was better in fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Reggio Calabr. to just 7 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Reggio Calabr. 28-17 including a 20-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Luca Fontecchio (202-91, agency: Players Group) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Gionata Zampolli (189-85) added 11 points in the effort for Reggio Calabr.Four Reggio Calabr. players scored in double figures. Torino have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Matera. Reggio Calabr. lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Torino will face Omegna (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Torino: J.Wojciechowski 17+6reb, M.Evangelisti 16+2reb, D.Sandri 13+1reb, L.Gergati 10+4reb, C.Tommasini 9+6reb+1ast, F.Baldi Rossi 6+9reb
Reggio Calabr.: L.Fontecchio 13+7reb, G.Zampolli 11+1reb+3ast, M.Ammannato 11+3reb, F.Quaglia 10+3reb, M.Caprari 8+1reb+2ast, B.Rappoccio 3+2reb
gschID: 191675


Treviglio - Ferrara 73-65

Nazionale A top team - Treviglio (7-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (3-4) 73-65. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-16 Naturhouse Ferrara's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 73-65 at the end of the game. Treviglio forced 23 Naturhouse Ferrara turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of point guard Simone Ferrarese (182-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and guard Niccolo Cazzolato (194-89) who added 11 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Treviglio players scored in double figures. Guard Gabriele Spizzichini (194-92) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) scored 17 points. Treviglio have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Naturhouse Ferrara lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Treviglio will play against league's second-placed Matera on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Recanati (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: S.Ferrarese 19+3reb+4ast, R.Perego 12+4reb, D.Reati 11+2reb+3ast, N.Cazzolato 11+5reb+3ast, L.Molinaro 9+4reb+1ast, S.Tomasini 7+2reb
Ferrara: M.Benfatto 17+4reb, G.Spizzichini 17+7reb+1ast, M.Ferri 12+4reb, S.Cortesi 9+9reb+1ast, A.Campiello 4+8reb+1ast, M.Fallucca 2
gschID: 191673


Omegna - Casalpusterlengo 76-67

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Casalpusterlengo (3-4) lost on the road to fourteenth ranked Omegna (3-4) 76-67 on Saturday. The game without a history. Omegna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Omegna outrebounded Casalpusterlengo 38-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. Power forward Paolo Paci (200-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Christian Villani (200-82) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Guard Tommaso Marino (190-86, agency: Interperformances) replied with 21 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and the former international center Federico Bellina (205-79, agency: Players Group) added 15 points in the effort for Casalpusterlengo. Omegna moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Casalpusterlengo. Omegna will face higher ranked Torino (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Omegna: C.Villani 19+4reb+3ast, P.Paci 16+11reb, A.Saccaggi 13, M.Toure 9+5reb+1ast, M.Farioli 8+13reb+3ast, S.Masciadri 7+2reb+1ast
Casalpusterlengo: T.Marino 21+5ast, F.Bellina 15+3reb, R.Prandin 8+3reb, M.Venuto 6+2reb, S.Fiorito 4+2reb, G.Ricci 4+7reb
gschID: 191672



Jerry Smith sidelined for 3 months due to injury - by Giovanni Bargna

Jerry Smith (188-PG-87, college: Louisville), point guard of Chebolletta Cantu, suffered an injury after two minutes in tonight's game.
The player announced via twitter the medical response. Fifth metatarsal of the foot fracture, also known as Jonas fracture, and will be out for 8 / 12 weeks.
The team can count on Jonathan Tabu and Jakub Kudlacek in that position, but a deal with a new point guard to be added to the roster can't be excluded at the moment.



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Standings - JBL

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 82-72
Nov. 3: Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 77-74
Nov. 3: Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT 76-50
Nov. 4: Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 68-67
Nov. 3: Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 63-65
Nov. 4: Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 58-51
Nov. 2: Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT 49-71
Nov. 4: Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 43-72

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT
Nov. 10: Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR
Nov. 10: Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex
Nov. 10: Panasonic T. - Aishin SH
Nov. 11: Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT
Nov. 11: Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR
Nov. 11: Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex
Nov. 11: Panasonic T. - Aishin SH


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Jamar SMITH
  Hitachi SR
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Smith, Hitachi SR19.2 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba19.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.6 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.17.6 
 5. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.9 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH14.5 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitac.14.5 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.3 
 9. Kawamura, Tochigi14.3 
 10. Diouf, Toshiba BT13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.8 
 2. Watkins, Panasoni.11.5 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba9.8 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.4 
 5. Smith, Hitachi SR8.8 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota8.5 
 7. Ito, Tochigi Brex7.3 
 8. Diouf, Toshiba BT7.3 
 9. Young, Aishin SH7.0 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Naoto TSUJI
  Toshiba BT
  (185-G/F-89)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.4 
 2. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.3 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.9 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.9 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi3.0 
 7. Watanabe, Panason.2.5 
 8. Ito, Toyota Alvark2.4 
 9. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.3 
 10. Tajima, Tochigi B.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.6 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi1.4 
 4. Hirose, Panasoni.1.4 
 5. Ito, Toyota Alvark1.2 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba1.1 
 7. Hale, Mitsubis.1.1 
 8. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.1 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT1.1 
 10. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.1.9 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Young, Aishin SH1.3 
 4. Takeuchi, Toyota1.1 
 5. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.0.8 
 7. Rolle, Mitsubis.0.7 
 8. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.7 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.6 


Standings - BJ League

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