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  ABA   



Chicago Steam improve to 5-0 - by Gianni Pascucci

Ron Hicks , owner of the Chicago Steam, has just updated Usbasket.com about his Steam defeating 125-93 the Cleveland Am-Pro Hotcards in last game. The Steam are now 5-0 in Mid-Central Diviso. See here down the team 2012-13 roster

name pos hgt wgt college age
ANDRE MUSE G 6'5 200 QUINCY UNIVERSITY 24
BABATUNDE FAJEMBOLA PG 6'2 185 HOWARD COLLEGE 21
CHRIS ELDER G 6'0 ST FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
CHRISTIEN CHARLES C 7'1 VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
CURTIS MOSLEY G 6'2 170 MISSOURI UNIVERSITY 24
D'JARI NELSON F 6'8 210 CHICAGO STATE 22
DOMINIQUE WALKER G 6'2 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE 22
DORIAN TYLER F 6'8 UIC 22
DURRELL KERNS G 6'2 ROBERT MORRIS
EDDIE KING F 6'7 220 LEWIS UNIVERSITY 25
JESSE TOWLES F 6'5 DUBUQUE UNIVERSITY 22
KARL WHITE G 6'2 180 UIC 24
KOUKI MATSUDA G 6'2 180 JAPAN
LEO BAYLOR G 6'2 ROBERT MORRIS
MATT LESAN G 6'2 180 UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY 22
REGGIE GEORGE C 6'11 ROBERT MORRIS 27
RICO HILL F 6'8 ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY 33
Staff
RICK PRYOR, Head Coach
ROBERT CARROLL, Assistant Coach
CHRISTOPHER HILLARD, Team Manager/Trainer
KAYCE ATAIYERO, General Manager
PERCY SCOTT, Dir.of Marketing



Fayetteville Flight defeats #12 Ranked Lynchburg Legends - by Gianni Pascucci

The Fayetteville Flight behind German Bostic (6'1''-G, college: Sandhills CC) and Hilary Mclaurin (6'5''-F, college: Sandhills CC) 's 31 points a piece rolled into Lynchburg, took an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the 12th ranked Lynchburg Legends.
The Flight took an early command of the game and went on to go up as much as 21 points, just to see the Legends chip away but falling short in the Flight 116 Legends 109 ball game.



Whirlwinds prevail over Fuel - by Gianni Pascucci

The Texas Whirlwinds defeated the Texas Fuel 115-103 during the past weekend. The Whirlwinds had a great jump start by our two all-star Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) and Marcus Saunders (6'10''-C-84, college: Texas-PB). Marlo scored 24 points and Marcus performed for 21 pts, 10 blocks, 4 steals, 12 rebs.
Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO) added 14 points, 9 steal, 12 assist, Billy Wilson (6'8''-F/C-84, college: N.C.Central) 14 ponts, 11 Rebs, Nedrie Simmons (5'9''-G, college: Texas-PB) 10 points 5 steals, and great newcomer 10 year Air Force vet Larry Boyd with 12 point, 12 rebs.



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 9: Cibona - Cedevita 73-64
Dec. 8: Buducnost - Crvena Zvezda 72-63
Dec. 8: Radnicki KG - KK Split 72-63
Dec. 8: Zadar - Szolnok 72-54
Dec. 9: Partizan - MZT Skopje 68-58
Dec. 8: Krka - Igokea 63-83
Dec. 10: Siroki WWin - Un.Olimpija


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darko PLANINIC
  Siroki W.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Planinic, Siroki W.16.2 
 2. Travis, Zadar15.3 
 3. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.9 
 4. White, Radnicki KG14.3 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena14.0 
 6. Mimica, KK Split13.5 
 7. Bader, Szolnok13.5 
 8. Capin, Radnicki KG13.4 
 9. Lucic, Partizan13.0 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bader, Szolnok8.9 
 2. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.8 
 3. Gordon, Partizan8.1 
 4. Sakic, Siroki WWin7.5 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.3 
 6. Cekovski, MZT S.6.3 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.2 
 8. Baynes, Un.Olimpija5.8 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.6 
 10. Brown, Crvena Z.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Srdan SUBOTIC
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 2. Capin, Radnicki KG4.6 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.3 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea4.2 
 5. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki.3.5 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.5 
 8. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 9. Prostran, Zadar2.9 
 10. Popovic, Buducno.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.0 
 3. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.9 
 5. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 6. Muric, Krka1.5 
 7. Prepelic, Un.Olimp.1.5 
 8. Bakic, MZT Skopje1.5 
 9. Joksimovic, Igokea1.4 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.1 
 4. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 6. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 8. Kalve, Szolnok0.6 
 9. Sobin, KK Split0.6 
 10. Baynes, Un.Olimpi.0.6 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Lanus 16-6 
 2. Regatas C. 15-5 
 3. Penarol 14-5 
 4. Olimpico LB 14-9 
 5. Libertad S. 13-7 
 6. Quimsa 13-9 
 7. Atenas 11-10 
 8. Argentino 11-11 
 9. Boca Jrs 10-11 
 10. Sionista 10-13 
 11. Wuber-Est.Bahia 9-11 
 12. GECR Indalo 9-13 
 13. Union Progr. 7-14 
 14. 9 de Julio 7-15 
 15. Obras 6-13 
 16. La Union 5-18 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

Dec. 7: 9 de Julio - Libertad S. 93-85
Dec. 7: Argentino - Quimsa 89-99
Dec. 7: Boca Jrs - Sionista 89-68
Dec. 7: La Union - GECR Indalo 78-67
Dec. 7: Olimpico LB - Wuber-Est.Bahia 76-64
Dec. 7: Union Progr. - Lanus 65-80

Round 10

Dec. 5: La Union - Lanus 68-72

Second Stage: Round 11

Dec. 14: Boca Jrs - Obras
Dec. 14: Olimpico LB - Atenas
Dec. 14: GECR Indalo - Lanus
Dec. 14: Libertad S. - Quimsa
Dec. 14: 9 de Julio - Argentino
Dec. 14: La Union - Union Progr.
Dec. 14: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Penarol
Dec. 14: Sionista - Regatas C.

Round 9

Dec. 11: Obras - Regatas C.
Dec. 11: Atenas - Penarol


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.6 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio18.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras18.1 
 4. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 5. Lewis, La Union17.3 
 6. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 7. Jackson, GECR I.16.7 
 8. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.4 
 10. Lytch, Argentino15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.11.9 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.6 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.0 
 5. Fierro, Atenas8.1 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.8.0 
 7. Seawright, GECR I.7.9 
 8. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.6 
 9. Lewis, La Union7.5 
 10. Williams, Quimsa7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.9 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.1 
 3. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 4. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 5. Aguirre, Quimsa3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 7. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 8. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.3 
 3. Ciorciari, GECR I.2.0 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 6. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.6 
 7. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 8. Laprovittola, Lanus1.5 
 9. Espinoza, Obras1.5 
 10. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.3 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 4. Mata, Penarol1.0 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.0.9 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 7. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.8 
 8. Moss, Union Progr.0.8 
 9. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 10. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 12-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 10-2 
 3. Obera TC 6-5 
 4. San Isidro 6-5 
 5. Instituto Cor. 6-6 
 6. Sarmiento 5-7 
 7. Atl.Echague 4-8 
 8. Alvear 4-8 
 9. La Union 3-8 
 10. Union Sunch 3-8 
South
 1. Alianza Viedma 8-3 
 2. Sport Club 7-4 
 3. Ciclista 7-5 
 4. San Lorenzo Ch. 7-5 
 5. Quilmes MP 6-5 
 6. MH Basket 5-7 
 7. Rocamora 5-7 
 8. Huracan 4-7 
 9. Banda Norte 4-8 
 10. Bragado 4-8 

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 7: Atl.Echague - San Isidro 97-101
Dec. 8: San Mart.C. - Alvear 88-67
Dec. 7: Estudian.Con. - La Union 85-73
Dec. 8: San Lorenzo Ch. - Rocamora 85-72
Dec. 7: Sarmiento - Instituto Cor. 81-70
Dec. 7: MH Basket - Banda Norte 74-64
Dec. 7: Bragado - Ciclista 72-68
Dec. 8: Union Sunch - Obera TC
Dec. 8: Alianza Viedma - Sport Club
Dec. 9: Quilmes MP - Huracan


LigaA Round 9: La Union tries to escape the last position defeating GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked La Union managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses on Friday night. This time they won against twelfth-ranked GECR Indalo in Formosa 78-67. The game was mostly controlled by La Union. GECR Indalo managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by GECR Indalo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) with 16 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). La Union maintains sixteenth place with 5-18 record. GECR Indalo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. La Union are looking forward to face league's leader Lanus in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Junin was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Quimsa (13-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Argentino (11-11). Quimsa defeated Argentino 99-89. The former international forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) nailed 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Ramzee Stanton accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Fernando Funes (192-83) came up with 22 points and 4 assists for Argentino in the defeat. Quimsa maintains sixth place with 13-9 record. Argentino lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Quimsa will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Argentino will play at home against Libertad Sunchales (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Rio Tercero where 4th placed Libertad Sunchales (13-7) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked 9 de Julio (7-15) 93-85 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. The best player for the winners was Edward Nelson who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was William Graves who recorded 24 points and 9 rebounds. 9 de Julio moved-up to fourteenth place. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. 9 de Julio will meet at home higher ranked Quimsa (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Libertad Sunchales will play against Argentino in Junin and hope to secure a win.
Eleventh ranked Boca Juniors (10-11) crushed at home 9th ranked Sionista (10-13) by 21 points 89-68, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Daniel Santiago who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boca Juniors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place. Sionista at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Boca Juniors' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Regatas Corrientes at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sionista will play against Obras (#15) in Buenos Aires.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Lanus won against Union Progr. on the opponent's court 80-65. Olimpico LB managed to outperform Wuber-Est.Bahia in a home game 76-64. Lanus managed to beat La Union on the road 72-68.


Union Progr. - Lanus 65-80

Very expected game in Villa Angela where 13th ranked Union Progresista (7-14) was defeated by third ranked Lanus (16-6) 80-65. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Union Progresista was better in second period 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Union Progresista 39-20 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for naturalized Italian guard Patricio Prato (196-79) who led his team to a victory with 24 points. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Lanus players scored in double figures. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Adrian Moss (203-81, college: Florida) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Union Progresista. Lanus have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Union Progresista lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with 14 games lost. Lanus' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa which should be an easy win for them. Union Progresista will play at home against GECR Indalo in Comodoro R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 20+6reb+3ast, A.Moss 14+8reb+2ast, C.Schoppler 13+3ast, G.Laphitzborde 8+1reb+1ast, C.Avalle 4+1reb, A.Zago 4+2reb+1ast
Lanus: P.Prato 24+1reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 12+6reb+5ast, R.Battle 10+11reb+4ast, C.Schattmann 10+2reb+2ast, W.McFarlan 9, F.Martina 9+5reb
gschID: 189442


Argentino - Quimsa 89-99

The game in Junin was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Quimsa (13-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Argentino (11-11). Quimsa defeated Argentino 99-89. It looked good early as Argentino took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Quimsa had a 24-20 second period charge getting the lead and Argentino was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 89-99. Quimsa made 28-of-29 charity shots (96.6 percent) during the game. Argentino was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) nailed 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Ramzee Stanton (197-80, college: W.Chester, agency: Dream Team Management) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Fernando Funes (192-83) came up with 22 points and 4 assists and American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Argentino in the defeat. Five Quimsa and four Argentino players scored in double figures. Quimsa maintains sixth place with 13-9 record. Argentino lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Quimsa will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Argentino will play at home against Libertad Sunchales (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Argentino: F.Funes 22+4reb+4ast, K.Lytch 19+7reb+3ast, B.Carlwell 13+6reb, N.De los Santos 10+5reb+4ast, J.Cangelosi 9+3reb+1ast, G.Luchino 7+2reb
Quimsa: S.Vega 18+7reb+1ast, E.Villares 18+1reb+3ast, J.Williams 17+6reb+2ast, R.Stanton 15+9reb+2ast, D.Lo Grippo 14+1ast, D.Tintorelli 8+2reb
gschID: 189440


La Union - GECR Indalo 78-67

Bottom-ranked La Union managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses on Friday night. This time they won against twelfth-ranked GECR Indalo in Formosa 78-67. The game was mostly controlled by La Union. GECR Indalo managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by GECR Indalo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) with 16 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and the other American import forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. La Union maintains sixteenth place with 5-18 record. GECR Indalo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 13 games lost. La Union are looking forward to face league's leader Lanus in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: K.Seawright 16+9reb+1ast, J.Robinson 15+7reb+2ast, D.Jackson 11+5reb+2ast, F.Vay 6+2reb, S.Scala 6+1ast, D.Ciorciari 5+2reb+3ast
La Union: N.Gianella 23+1reb+3ast, G.Lewis 17+6reb+1ast, T.Shannon 14+6reb+1ast, A.Marin 6+2reb+1ast, A.Roberson 6+1ast, N.Lauria 5+2reb
gschID: 189438


Olimpico LB - Wuber-Est.Bahia 76-64

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (14-9) defeated at home 10th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (9-11) 76-64. Wuber-Est.Bahia was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a good game for American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks. International forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Federico Ferrini (194-83) added 16 points and 5 steals in the effort for Wuber-Est.Bahia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to fourth place. Wuber-Est.Bahia at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda's next round opponent will be higher ranked Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play on the road against Atenas (#7) in Cordoba.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: F.Ferrini 16+4reb, L.Nailon 12+6reb, L.Blanchard 12+8reb, J.Manuel Torres 10+4reb, J.Williams 8+8reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 4+2reb+7ast
Olimpico LB: F.Ramirez 19+6reb, S.Clancy 18+18reb+4ast, A.Pau 13+3ast, F.Malara 10+1ast, H.Salles 5+1ast, J.Machuca 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 189437


9 de Julio - Libertad S. 93-85

An interesting game took place in Rio Tercero where 4th placed Libertad Sunchales (13-7) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked 9 de Julio (7-15) 93-85 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-13. But Libertad Sunchales won second period 26-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 9 de Julio made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Diego Gerbaudo (180-89) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) who recorded 24 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Jonatan Treise (186-85) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. 9 de Julio moved-up to fourteenth place. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. 9 de Julio will meet at home higher ranked Quimsa (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Libertad Sunchales will play against Argentino in Junin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: W.Graves 24+9reb+1ast, J.Treise 18+2reb+6ast, M.Saglietti 13+6reb+3ast, R.Sanchez 10+8reb+3ast, D.Garcia 8+3ast, A.Alloatti 6+1reb
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 33+13reb+4ast, J.Ayarza 17+2reb+1ast, R.Hornsby 15+5reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 11+8reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 5+3reb, M.Garcia 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 189436


Boca Jrs - Sionista 89-68

Eleventh ranked Boca Juniors (10-11) crushed at home 9th ranked Sionista (10-13) by 21 points 89-68, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Boca Juniors. Sionista was better in fourth quarter 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Boca Juniors forced 19 Sionista turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a good game for American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. Alejandro Zilli (200-82) answered with 10 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Matias Sandes (201-84) added 11 points in the effort for Sionista. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boca Juniors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place. Sionista at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. Boca Juniors' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Regatas Corrientes at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sionista will play against Obras (#15) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
Sionista: M.Sandes 11+3reb, N.Agasse 10+1reb, A.Zilli 10+6reb, L.Goldenberg 7+3reb, E.Spalla 7+1reb, L.Cequeira 5+2reb+3ast
Boca Jrs: D.Santiago 18+9reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 13+1reb+2ast, P.Hopson 13+5reb+5ast, F.Migliori 12+5reb, M.Delia 10+4reb, F.Aguerre 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 189435


Round 10
La Union - Lanus 68-72

Not a big story in a game in Formosa where 16th ranked La Union (5-18) was defeated by third ranked Lanus (16-6) 72-68. La Union was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 30-18 charge of Lanus, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by La Union helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) who led his team to a victory with 16 points. Power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds and center Ruben Wolkowyski (208-73) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for La Union. Lanus have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. La Union lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 18 games lost. Lanus will have a break next round. La Union will play again at home against the league's leader Lanus (#1) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
La Union: G.Lewis 14+7reb, R.Wolkowyski 13+5reb+2ast, A.Roberson 13+2reb+1ast, N.Gianella 9+3reb+7ast, A.Marin 8+4reb, T.Shannon 7+6reb
Lanus: W.McFarlan 16+3reb, F.Martina 11+6reb+1ast, A.Boccia 11+6reb, N.Laprovittola 10+2reb+3ast, P.Prato 10+1reb+3ast, R.Battle 8+5reb
gschID: 230031



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Wildcats 8-3 
 2. Breakers 8-3 
 3. Kings 8-5 
 4. Hawks 7-3 
 5. 36ers 5-6 
 6. Taipans 4-6 
 7. Tigers 2-8 
 8. Crocodiles 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 9: 36ers - Wildcats 85-91
Dec. 8: Crocodiles - Tigers 85-84
Dec. 7: Wildcats - Hawks 80-68
Dec. 8: Kings - Breakers 75-62

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 13: Breakers - Taipans
Dec. 14: Hawks - Wildcats
Dec. 15: 36ers - Crocodiles
Dec. 15: Kings - Hawks
Dec. 16: Tigers - Taipans


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Madgen, Kings18.9 
 2. Jackson, Breakers16.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles16.2 
 4. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
 5. Deleon, Hawks15.3 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats15.1 
 7. Tragardh, Taipans14.7 
 8. Knight, Wildcats14.5 
 9. Wilson, Taipans14.1 
 10. Henry, Kings13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.4 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.5 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Scott, Tigers7.4 
 5. Forman, Hawks7.2 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.0 
 7. Lazare, Kings6.9 
 8. Tragardh, Taipans6.7 
 9. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.7 
 2. Gibson, 36ers5.0 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 4. Martin, Hawks3.5 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.4 
 6. Wilson, Taipans3.4 
 7. Henry, Kings3.3 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.7 
 9. Bruce, Kings2.7 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles1.5 
 4. Deleon, Hawks1.5 
 5. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 6. Williams, Taipans1.2 
 7. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Henry, Kings1.2 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Boucher, Breakers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.0 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.3 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers1.1 
 4. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 5. Redhage, Wildcats1.0 
 6. Garlepp, Kings0.9 
 7. Hinder, Crocodiles0.8 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.0.7 
 9. Rush, Tigers0.7 
 10. Ballinger, Tigers0.6 


Abney calls it a career after succumbing to injury - by Hugh McAuliffe

From December 4, 2012.
Larry Abney's (203-F-77, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Fresno St.) basketball career has taken him across the globe for more than a decade but the feeling of flying high above the rim in front of thousands of Townsville Crocodiles fans is one memory that will always stick with him.

The two-time Crocs MVP has called time on his 12-year career on advice from his surgeon, who discovered a small hole in his thigh bone.

Abney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week to clean up cartilage in his knee and sought advice from doctors before making a decision whether he would return to the court.

But the 35-year-old found out on Friday that his dream of helping Townsville to a maiden NBL championship would not be able to come true and he hopes to return to his California home before Christmas.

"I have a hole in my thigh bone in the joint where my knee goes and it will continue to get worse if I continue to try and play at this level and I will eventually need a knee replacement," Abney said.

The import said it was a surprise the knee injury - which has plagued him since his arrival in Townsville - ended his career after never having injured himself worse than a sprained ankle.

"I always pictured if I had a knee injury it would be in a blaze of glory coming off a rim and gripping my knee in pain," Abney said with a laugh.

"But I guess this was something that has built up over years and years of playing and this is the result of it."

The injury is a disappointing end to a successful career for Abney, who has played professionally on six continents for nearly two dozen teams.

"I've got so much to be thankful for and I'm not crying and don't want anyone to cry for me," Abney said.

"It's been an amazing run, way more than I ever set out to do but I did have a vision when I signed with Townsville that more than likely this was going to be my last year regardless. But I did have a vision of coming back and winning a championship with Townsville and going away like that."

He said his stints in Townsville, where he played for two seasons between 2005 and 2007 before returning this year, had been some of his best and he even got a southern cross tattoo on his arm after leaving the first time because he enjoyed it so much.

"I remember being here the first time when we'd sell out The Swamp and just throwing up that Birdman and having a crowd respond to that, you know," Abney said of his trademark post-dunk move.

"It's something that I'll probably never emulate again in my life but definitely I'll have memories of it forever."

Abney was able to let the bird fly once more for the Crocs faithful, dunking during the round six match against the New Zealand Breakers at The Swamp.



NBL Round 10: New Zealand Breakers lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 10 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sydney where host Kings (8-5) beat league's leader New Zealand Breakers (8-3) 75-62 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Kings. New Zealand Breakers managed to win second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) fired 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard CJ Bruton (188-75, college: Indian Hills CC) produced 18 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings moved-up to third place. Defending champion New Zealand Breakers still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. New Zealand Breakers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kings will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (New Zealand Breakers) loss. Perth Wildcats defeated much higher ranked Wollongong Hawks at home 80-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Michael Dunigan contributed with 19 points for the winners. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Wollongong Hawks. Perth Wildcats (8-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Breakers. Wollongong Hawks at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play next round against strong Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks at Gwynneville.
A very close game took place in Wulguru between Townsville Crocodiles and Melbourne Tigers. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (2-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers (2-8). Townsville Crocodiles managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Saturday evening. Luke Nevill scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Chris Goulding responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth position with 2-10 record. Melbourne Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Melbourne Tigers will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-6). Perth Wildcats managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85. Shawn Redhage notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru.



36ers - Wildcats 85-91

The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-6). Perth Wildcats managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85. Perth Wildcats forced 19 Adelaide 36ers turnovers and had a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. 33 personal fouls committed by Adelaide 36ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) supported him with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Even 23 points by center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) did not help to save the game for Adelaide 36ers. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 23+3reb+1ast, A.Petrie 14+7reb+1ast, M.Creek 13+7reb+2ast, A.Gibson 13+5reb+6ast, J.Cadee 10+4reb+2ast, S.Weigh 8+6reb+1ast
Wildcats: S.Redhage 20+8reb+3ast, K.Lisch 18+2reb+1ast, M.Dunigan 16+13reb, J.Wagstaff 11+2reb, D.Martin 11+7reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 5+1reb
gschID: 182661


Crocodiles - Tigers 85-84

A very close game took place in Wulguru between Townsville Crocodiles and Melbourne Tigers. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (2-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers (2-8). Townsville Crocodiles managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Townsville Crocodiles made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. The former international center Luke Nevill (218-86, college: Utah) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) scored 18 points and 8 assists. Four Melbourne Tigers players scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth position with 2-10 record. Melbourne Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Melbourne Tigers will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: C.Goulding 25+8reb+3ast, J.Flynn 18+2reb+8ast, S.Scott 12+7reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 10+3reb, T.Greer 8+4reb, B.Lewis 7
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 26+5reb+3ast, L.Nevill 26+7reb+3ast, T.Blanchfield 13+3reb, P.Crawford 9+4reb+2ast, J.Holmes 5+3reb+2ast, R.Hinder 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 182660


Kings - Breakers 75-62

Round 10 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sydney where host Kings (8-5) beat league's leader New Zealand Breakers (8-3) 75-62 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Kings. New Zealand Breakers managed to win second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) fired 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard CJ Bruton (188-75, college: Indian Hills CC) produced 18 points and American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings moved-up to third place. Defending champion New Zealand Breakers still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. New Zealand Breakers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kings will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Breakers: C.Bruton 18+2reb+3ast, C.Webster 11+1reb, C.Jackson 9+8reb+4ast, T.Abercrombie 7+8reb, M.Vukona 6+7reb+1ast, A.Pledger 4+6reb
Kings: C.Henry 29+5reb+3ast, B.Madgen 13+4reb, I.Crosswhite 12+11reb+2ast, D.Lazare 9+7reb+1ast, A.Bruce 8+1reb+3ast, D.Joyce 2+2reb
gschID: 182659


Wildcats - Hawks 80-68

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (New Zealand Breakers) loss. Perth Wildcats defeated much higher ranked Wollongong Hawks at home 80-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Perth Wildcats dominated on the defensive end, holding Wollongong Hawks to just 7 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 43-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Perth Wildcats brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Wollongong Hawks. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats (8-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Breakers. Wollongong Hawks at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play next round against strong Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks at Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Hawks: L.Hurdle 17+2reb+1ast, O.Forman 17+7reb+2ast, R.Martin 13+2reb+6ast, A.Deleon 11+3reb, L.Davidson 4, G.Saville 3+3reb+3ast
Wildcats: J.Wagstaff 20+7reb+2ast, M.Dunigan 19+4reb, K.Lisch 14+3reb+2ast, S.Redhage 7+9reb+3ast, E.Bartlett 6, G.Hire 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 182658



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Furstenfeld - Wels 95-93
Dec. 9: Kapfenberg - UBSC Graz 85-62
Dec. 8: Oberwart - Klosterneub. 84-90
Dec. 9: Arkadia - St.Polten 74-76
Dec. 10: Gmunden - Gussing


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.5 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.20.5 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia20.2 
 4. Dale, UBSC G.19.8 
 5. Lamesic, Wels19.5 
 6. Ray, BC Vienna19.2 
 7. Grum, Furstenfeld19.1 
 8. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.6 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.0 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.7 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.6 
 3. Trmal, BC Vienna8.0 
 4. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 5. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.4 
 6. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.4 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten7.2 
 8. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.6.9 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna6.9 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Giovonne WOODS
  Kapfenberg
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Woods, Kapfenberg5.9 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna5.8 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.2 
 4. O''Neal, Furstenfeld4.9 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.4 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 7. Brown, Gmunden4.0 
 8. Schaal, UBSC G.3.9 
 9. Tiedeman, Wels3.9 
 10. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 2. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.0 
 3. Arnold, Gmunden1.9 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna1.9 
 5. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.8 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.5 
 7. Bortolin, Arkadia1.4 
 8. Klepeisz, Gussing1.4 
 9. Cox, Furstenfeld1.3 
 10. Graf, Arkadia1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.3 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.3 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.0 
 4. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels0.8 
 6. Pearson, Furstenf.0.7 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Greimeister, Klost.0.7 
 9. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Pol.0.6 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 9: Falcons - Worthersee 83-63
Dec. 8: Dornbirn - Vienna Timb. 79-91
Dec. 8: Mattersb.R. - Mistelbach 73-61
Dec. 8: Kos Celovec - Basket Flames 65-76
Dec. 8: Tirol - Salzburg 51-68



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Baltic League round 12 best performance: Bamba Fall - by Eurobasket News

Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-C-86) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Kalev/Cramo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Parnu (#4, 2-4) 73-60. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kalev/Cramo maintains the 2nd position in Baltic League . They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Kalev/Cramo will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. It's Fall's second year at Kalev/Cramo and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Bamba Fall averages this season 10.1ppg and 7.1rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu. Raadik had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Parnu lost that game 60-73 to slightly higher-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#2, 5-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Parnu still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Raadik is a newcomer at Parnu, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#2). He also registered 14.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Barsy Atyrau (#3). Zelionis showcased his all-around game by recording 11 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Barsy Atyrau, leading his team to a 81-73 win against slightly lower-ranked TTU (#5, 1-7). Barsy Atyrau 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. Zelionis has a great season in Baltic League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) of Barsy Atyrau - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 17 points and 4 rebounds
6. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86) of Barsy Atyrau - 22 points and 3 rebounds
7. Mikhail Evstigneev (201-F/C-84) of Barsy Atyrau - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) of Rapla - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Barsy Atyrau - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) of Rapla - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 8 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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Belarusian Premier League round 11 best performance: Sergei Dadukin - by Eurobasket News

Ukrainian forward Sergei Dadukin (198-F-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Sozh Gomel, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 21 rebounds, while his team outclassed Impuls BGUIR (#5, 3-7) with 42-point margin 99-57. Sozh Gomel maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian Premier League. They are still close to the very top. Sozh Gomel would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. Dadukin turned to be Sozh Gomel's top player in his first season with the team. Sergei Dadukin has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 13.8ppg), assists (8th best: 3.0apg) and averages impressive 61.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Sozh Gomel's star - young Pavel Bliznets (210-C-94). Bliznets had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Of course together with Dadukin he helped Sozh Gomel with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 3-7) 99-57. Sozh Gomel's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 8 matches. Bliznets is one of the most experienced players at Sozh Gomel and similarly like Sergei Dadukin has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Sozh Gomel's star - guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (187-PG-93). Viaroukin scored 23 points. He was another key player of Sozh Gomel, helping his team with a 99-57 easy win against the lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 3-7). Sozh Gomel is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 8-2 record is not that bad... Viaroukin has a very solid season. In 10 games in Belarus he scored 10.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dmitri Akulich (190-G-86) of Rubon - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Evgeny Batvenkov (198-F-80) of Borisfen - 20 points and 9 rebounds
6. Viktar Ilyukevich (203-C/F-94) of Rubon - 9 points and 11 rebounds
7. Anton Indrikov (193-G-87) of Rubon - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-F-92) of Tsmoki-Minsk II - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Kiril Sitnik (190-G-89) of Sozh Gomel - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) of Grodno-93 - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Dec. 9: Houthalen - CEP Fleurus 97-68
Dec. 9: Gembo BBC - M.Hainaut II 94-77
Dec. 8: St-Niklase - Oudenaarde 90-72
Dec. 8: Kangor.-Boom - Giants II 85-77
Dec. 9: Essor Charleroi - Tongeren 83-82
Dec. 8: Sint-Jan Ant. - Excelsior 78-72

Regular Season: Round 15

Dec. 14: Point Chaud - M.Hainaut II
Dec. 15: Waregem - Gent Dragons
Dec. 15: St-Niklase - Gembo BBC
Dec. 15: Sint-Jan Ant. - Giants II
Dec. 15: Kangor.-Boom - Essor Charleroi
Dec. 16: Excelsior - Oudenaarde
Dec. 16: Houthalen - Tongeren


Matt Walsh claims Belgian Ethias League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Spirou and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 30-year old swingman had a double-double of 22 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Aalstar (#1, 6-2) with 31-point margin 102-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Spirou is placed at 3rd position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spirou will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Walsh had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Spirou's top player in his first season with the team. University of Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Walsh is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.5ppg. Walsh is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.0rpg), assists (6th best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 55.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-PG-87) of Leuven. Marnegrave impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Leuven cruised to a 85-75 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Liege (#4, 4-4). Leuven's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Marnegrave is one of the most experienced players at Leuven and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Spirou's star - American Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports). Allen showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Spirou, helping his team with a 102-71 easy win against #1 ranked Aalstar in a game of the week. Spirou needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Allen has a very solid season. In 8 games in Belgium he scored 13.6ppg. He also has 4.5rpg and FGP: 62.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Ferguson (206-C-89) of Verviers-Pep. - 10 points and 6 rebounds
5. Ivan Aska (200-F-90) of Leuven - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Gregg Thondique (201-F-87) of Antwerp - 9 points and 11 rebounds
7. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82) of M.Hainaut - 15 points and 8 rebounds
8. Christophe Beghin (207-F-80) of Spirou - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Gary Ware (205-F/C-83) of Liege - 14 points and 7 rebounds
10. Roel Moors (190-G-78) of Antwerp - 18 points, 5 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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BDBA 2012 Tournament!!!! - by David Magana

The B.D.B.A. firms Division scene. Airport forced its three game semi-final series with Port of Belize into a decisive game three by taking game two sixty to forty-nine Friday night. However Saturday night Port of Belize clinched a trip to the finals with a sixty-four to fifty-three win. Meanwhile B.W.S.L. completed a two game sweep of B.T.L. in a sixty-seven to forty-seven final score Saturday at the Big Birds Isle. Thus game one of the three game championship series between the Port of Belize and B.W.S.L. kicks off Friday December 7th at Bug Birds Isle. Also the B.D.B.A. under twenty-three championship round begins Friday at eight p.m. with Bulldogs facing Tuff E Nuff. In Table Tennis News the National Championship was staged at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium. Eric Stamp beat Carlos Cui to grab the Mens Singles Title. Pete Matus rolled out over Wei Rong Huang for the female single title. Fabio Carballo got over Matthew Usher to take the fifteen and under/cadet championship. Aaron Stoch and Nichi Chen combined to take the mixed double table away from Billy Musa Jr.. and Samira Musa Pott while Eric Stamp and Aaron Stoch beat Carlos Cui and Hector Lopez to grab the mens double title. Finally folks bug time international amateur boxing comes your way on December twenty-sixth, boxing day in a presentation of Leopold Smart Boxing Gym at Best Western Belize Biltmore. Its Belize against Mexico in a seven fight match that spells for a good time on Boxing Day so stay tuned.

Courtesy of Channel 5



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Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 8: Servitium - Varda HE 87-81
Dec. 8: Borac Nektar - Leotar 85-66
Dec. 8: Bosna - Mladost 82-81
Dec. 8: Radnik B. - Posusje 77-64
Dec. 8: Capljina - Kakanj 76-60
Dec. 8: Zrinjski HT - Vogosca 110-102

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 15: Leotar - Bosna
Dec. 15: Vogosca - Borac Nektar
Dec. 15: Posusje - Zrinjski HT
Dec. 15: Kakanj - Radnik B.
Dec. 15: Varda HE - Capljina
Dec. 15: Mladost - Servitium


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sead HADZIFEJZOVIC
  Kak.
  (202-F/C-89)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.21.6 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca21.6 
 3. Bakovic, Posusje21.3 
 4. Djurasovic, Leotar21.0 
 5. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.20.4 
 6. Hot, Vogosca19.6 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost19.5 
 8. Peljto, Kakanj19.4 
 9. Bjelica, Capljina18.4 
 10. Rizvic, Bosna17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ermin JAZVIN
  Zrinjski HT
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT9.0 
 2. Djurasovic, Leotar8.7 
 3. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.6 
 4. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.8.4 
 5. Bijelic, Mladost7.3 
 6. Erkic, Radnik B.7.0 
 7. Goranovic, Radnik6.8 
 8. Lalovic, Zrinjski.6.5 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik5.9 
 10. Pavlovic, Borac N.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Edi SINADINOVIC
  Zrinjs.
  (193-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.6.6 
 2. Hot, Vogosca6.6 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina6.4 
 4. Radovanovic, Radni.5.9 
 5. Peljto, Kakanj5.4 
 6. Kascelan, Leotar4.9 
 7. Ivanic, Mladost4.5 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje4.4 
 9. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
 10. Rizvic, Bosna3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Armin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Hot, Vogosca3.6 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.6 
 3. Hodzic, Bosna2.1 
 4. Lovric, Posusje2.0 
 5. Bjelica, Capljina1.9 
 6. Cutura, Posusje1.8 
 7. Rizvic, Bosna1.6 
 8. Peljto, Kakanj1.6 
 9. Knezevic, Mladost1.6 
 10. Sinadinovic, Zrin.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.4 
 2. Buza, Bosna1.2 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.9 
 4. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 5. Erkic, Radnik B.0.6 
 6. Popovic, Capljina0.6 
 7. Velimirovic, Mlado.0.6 
 8. Djuranovic, Borac0.6 
 9. Loncarevic, Radnik0.5 
 10. Leric, Bosna0.5 


Standings - D2 Leagues

Division Standings
1.Liga RS
 1. Drina Birac 3-0 
 2. HEO 2-0 
 3. Feniks 2-1 
 4. Gradanski 2-1 
 5. Rudar 2-1 
 6. Bratunac 1-1 
 7. Gacko 1-2 
 8. Prijedor 1-2 
 9. Sutjeska 1-2 
 10. Rogatica 0-2 
 11. Jahorina 0-3 
A1 Liga
 1. Bosnjak 1-0 
 2. Celik 1-0 
 3. Play Off 1-0 
 4. Sloboda Tulza 1-0 
 5. Spars Sarajevo 1-0 
 6. Student 1-0 
 7. Brcko 0-1 
 8. Donji Vakuf 0-1 
 9. Gradina S. 0-1 
 10. Limometal 0-1 
 11. Orlovik 0-1 
 12. Spars Mostar 0-1 
Liga Herceg-Bosne
 1. Vitez 6-0 
 2. Student M. 4-1 
 3. Brotnjo 4-2 
 4. Busovaca 3-2 
 5. Kiseljak 2-3 
 6. Siroki II 2-3 
 7. Livno 1-4 
 8. Rama 1-4 
 9. Grude 1-5 


Miroslav Todic's double double in Italian Legadue - by Miljan Veskovic

Miroslav Todic (205-F-85) is having a good season in Italian Legadue, in the 10th round his team LeGamberi Foods Forli was defeated 71:76 by Upea Capo d'Orlando but Bosnian power forward had double double with 25 points and 16 rebounds. In 38 minutes of the game he had 5/8 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 6/6 FT all together 25 points, he added 7 offensive and 9 defensive rebounds. So far he is averaging 12.7 points and 9.0 rebounds. Before Forli Miroslav has played for Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (Ukraine), Ilysiakos Athens (Greece), Olympia Larissas (Greece), VAP Kolossos Rodou (Greece) and Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany).


Leotar tabs Ivan Demcesen, ex Mega Vizura - by Eurobasket News

SL Takovo Leotar Trebinje (Division I) inked 21-year old Serbian center Ivan Demcesen (215-115kg-91). He played recently at Mega Vizura in Serbian A League.
He was selected to Serbian U20 National Team in 2011.
The previous (10-11) season Demcesen also played at Mega_Vizura in A League. But in four games that season he averaged just 0.5ppg.
Demcesen was a member of Serbian U20 National Team last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center



5 THOUGHTS ON BOSNIAN BASKETBALL SO FAR! - by Chris Mathieu

5 THOUGHTS ON BOSNIAN BASKETBALL SO FAR!
1.Igokea has been the best team from BiH in Europe this season, by far. Coach Dragan Bajic has done a masterful job coaching the team so far to the top of the Adriatic League at 10-2. The front office did a great job assembling the team and spending the resources wisely. The team is talented and deep and the import players are professional and committed. Its no guarantee to win the Adriatic League finals this year but it has been a great start for the team so far. The teams roster goes 12 deep in talented players and that always helps.
2.Siroki misses Jakov Vladovic, a lot. Siroki is still a talented team and Darko Planinic has been playing excellent basketball. The teams still has a lot of front court depth and talent but has struggled to run offense and get the players on the court easy shots. Josip Naletilic is a decent defender but a poor passer and struggles to score. The team has less depth after losing some players last season and it appears the team wont be making Adriatic League playoffs this season.
3.Armin Hot has been the most exciting player in BiH since Mirza Teletovic! Armin has been playing in Bosnia for a few years. Well, actually he was glued to the bench with one time powerhouse KK BOSNA who didnt ever feel the need to give him a chance to play on their court. He finally moved onto Vogosca and has been a revelation this season scoring, rebounding, passing and defending like few others in BiH. Armin is a good athlete and a skilled player who has been a revelation so far and a lot of fun to watch. The question is will he and Mujo Tuljkovic be enough to keep Vogosca away from relegation this season?
4.KK BOSNA has been awful, again. The onetime champions of Europe have hit the skids the last few years. First getting booted from Adriatic League, and then falling to 2-10 in the second round of the KSBiH regular season. This season it has gotten even worse as they have fallen to middle of the pack of teams in Bosnia. They have made mistakes after mistake in personal decisions and have mismanaged the teams funding and have had stadium issues as well. It is hard to believe this team was once one of the great Europeans teams. The team lacks leadership, vision, talent, funding and coaching. Other than that the team is doing great. The team is going nowhere this season, yet still refuse to play young players after previously letting Cedi Osman and Armin Hot go for nothing.
5.The most talented players in BiH play in division 2. KK SPARS is the most compelling team in Bosnia with their young roster of Adin Vrabac, Nedim Buza, Doko Salic, Aleksej Nikolic, Doko Salic, Stefan Glogovac, Mirza Bulic, Alija Piric all are some of the biggest prospects in Europe and all of them play in D2 BiH. The team has even more talent on some of the lower levels of the team. It has been quite impressive to watch the team assemble so much young talent. It will be interesting to see if they make it all the way to D1 next season.



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Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Paulistano 5-0 
 2. Franca 4-1 
 3. Minas 4-1 
 4. S.Jose/Unimed 3-1 
 5. Uberlandia 3-1 
 6. Joinville 3-3 
 7. Basquete Cearense 2-2 
 8. Bauru 2-3 
 9. Limeira 2-3 
 10. Vila Velha 2-4 
 11. Brasilia 1-0 
 12. Flamengo 1-0 
 13. Pinheiros/Sky 1-1 
 14. Palmeiras 1-3 
 15. Suzano 1-3 
 16. Tijuca TC 1-4 
 17. Liga Sorocaba 1-4 
 18. Mogi das Cruzes 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 8: Minas - Palmeiras 89-77
Dec. 8: Vila Velha - Suzano 86-89
Dec. 8: Basquete Cearense - Bauru 83-82 OT
Dec. 8: S.Jose/Unimed - Joinville 83-76 OT
Dec. 8: Mogi das Cruzes - Limeira 72-89
Dec. 8: Uberlandia - Tijuca TC 71-57
Dec. 10: Franca - Flamengo

Round 2

Dec. 10: Pinheiros/Sky - Limeira
Dec. 10: Uberlandia - Brasilia


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Min.
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Nardi Duarte, Min.20.4 
 2. Brown, Palmeiras20.3 
 3. Holloway, Liga S.20.2 
 4. Day, Uberlandia18.5 
 5. Ribeiro, Basque.16.8 
 6. Ramon, Limeira16.8 
 7. Fischer, Bauru16.6 
 8. Alvim, Limeira16.5 
 9. Stefanelli, S.Jose.16.5 
 10. Toyloy, Paulistano16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel CASTELLAR
  Limeira
  (202-C-83)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Castellar, Limeira8.6 
 2. Araujo, Mogi d.8.4 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.3 
 4. Cipolini, Uberland.8.0 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.8 
 6. Toyloy, Paulistano7.4 
 7. Alves, Bauru7.0 
 8. Lima, Palmeiras7.0 
 9. Mariano, Franca6.8 
 10. Probst, Joinville6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Helinho GARCIA
  Uberlandia
  (186-G-75)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Garcia, Uberlandia5.5 
 2. Lima, Limeira5.2 
 3. Brugger, Paulistano5.2 
 4. Aleo, Joinville4.8 
 5. Brown, Palmeiras4.8 
 6. Bresolin, Basque.4.5 
 7. Cortez, Mogi d.4.4 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.3 
 9. Pinto, Minas4.2 
 10. Ramon, Limeira4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Robert DAY
  Uberlandia
  (197-F-82)
  Avg: 0
 1. Day, Uberlandia0.0 
 2. Agba, Bauru0.0 
 3. Da Silva, Limeira0.0 
 4. Lima, Limeira0.0 
 5. Costa, Basque.0.0 
 6. Lima, Tijuca TC0.0 
 7. Costa, Vila Velha0.0 
 8. Leichtweis, Tijuca0.0 
 9. Cortez, Mogi d.0.0 
 10. Labbate, Liga S.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Juan Pablo FIGUEROA
  Franca
  (184-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Figueroa, Franca3.4 
 2. Brown, Palmeiras2.8 
 3. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.2 
 4. Aleo, Joinville2.2 
 5. Garner, Joinville2.0 
 6. Lima, Limeira2.0 
 7. Carvalho, Paulista.2.0 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia1.8 
 9. Parker, Vila Velha1.6 
 10. Meindl, Franca1.6 



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Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 9: Chernomorets - Rilski Sportist 93-101
Dec. 8: Beroe - Spartak Pleven 86-64
Nov. 29: U20 - Cherno More 80-86
Dec. 8: Balkan - Lukoil Academik 72-63
Dec. 9: Tundja Yambol - Levski Sofia 68-86

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 15: Rilski Sportist - Beroe
Dec. 15: Spartak Pleven - Balkan
Dec. 15: Lukoil Academik - U20
Dec. 15: Levski Sofia - Chernomorets
Dec. 15: Cherno More - Tundja Yambol


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Holmes, Beroe18.9 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.18.3 
 3. Smith, Rilski S.17.6 
 4. Lilov, Balkan17.3 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.17.1 
 6. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.4 
 7. Abukar, Lukoil A.16.0 
 8. Durchev, Tundja Y.15.8 
 9. Boev, Chernomorets15.0 
 10. Petrovic, Balkan14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.3 
 2. Santos, Balkan9.8 
 3. Ormon, Tundja Y.9.7 
 4. Agre, Spartak8.4 
 5. Galiotos, Cherno M.7.8 
 6. Dupree, Rilski S.7.1 
 7. Simeonov, U207.0 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.6.0 
 9. Lilov, Balkan6.0 
 10. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Walker, Beroe7.1 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.4 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.6.0 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.9 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.5.3 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
 8. Karamfilov, U203.8 
 9. Lilov, Balkan3.8 
 10. Rakovic, Chernomo.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.5 
 2. Velikov, Cherno M.2.9 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.5 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.4 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja2.3 
 8. Holmes, Beroe2.3 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.3 
 10. Stoyanov, Cherno2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.2.8 
 2. Hart, Beroe2.0 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.9 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.1 
 7. Varbanov, Levski S.1.0 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.1.0 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.8 
 10. Simeonov, U200.8 


NBL Round 8: Undefeated Lukoil Academik loses their first game against Balkan - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Lukoil Academik (7-1) in Botevgrad on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Balkan (5-4) 72-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Lukoil Academik. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Lukoil Academik won second period 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Balkan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and international Ivan Lilov (196-88) who added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Lukoil Academik's coach Marin Dokuzovski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Balkan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion Lukoil Academik still keeps top position with one game lost. Balkan are looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Lukoil Academik's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia U20.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (4-4) 86-80. The winners were led by American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Nikolay Stoyanov supported him with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Even a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds by forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) did not help to save the game for U20. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tundja Yambol. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with eight games lost. Euroins Cherno More will play against Tundja Yambol (#6) at home in the next round. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Lukoil Academik.
The game in Burgas was also quite interesting. Second ranked Rilski Sportist (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Chernomorets (3-5). Rilski Sportist managed to secure a 8-point victory 101-93 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Branko Mirkovic who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. James Tyler produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts. Rilski Sportist have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record behind leader Lukoil Academik, which they share with Levski Sofia. Chernomorets lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with five games lost. Rilski Sportist will meet at home Beroe (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Chernomorets will play against Levski Sofia and hope to secure a win.
The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Levski Sofia (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-4). Levski Sofia did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-68. Chavdar Kostov orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Tundja Yambol at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Levski Sofia's next round opponent will be Chernomorets (#8) in Burgas where they are favorite. Tundja Yambol will play on the road against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth ranked Beroe (3-4) crushed at home 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (2-6) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Sergey Tsvetkov who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Beroe moved-up to seventh place. Loser Spartak Pleven keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Beroe will face league's second-placed Rilski Sportist in Samokov in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Balkan (#4) in Botevgrad.



Chernomorets - Rilski Sportist 93-101

The game in Burgas was also quite interesting. Second ranked Rilski Sportist (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Chernomorets (3-5). Rilski Sportist managed to secure a 8-point victory 101-93 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 37-28 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Chernomorets outrebounded Rilski Sportist 48-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. International Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. American center James Tyler (218-88) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds and Bogdan Boev (196-82) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Rilski Sportist and four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Rilski Sportist have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record behind leader Lukoil Academik, which they share with Levski Sofia. Chernomorets lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with five games lost. Rilski Sportist will meet at home Beroe (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Chernomorets will play against Levski Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 25+6reb+9ast, T.Smith 24+2reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 22+6reb, T.Gugino 14+7reb+1ast, B.Dupree 10+10reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 6+2reb
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 26+16reb+2ast, I.Slavchev 21+6reb+2ast, B.Boev 20+6reb+4ast, P.Rakovic 10+7reb+3ast, K.Raykov 7+6reb+1ast, K.Koev 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 192852


Tundja Yambol - Levski Sofia 68-86

The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Levski Sofia (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-4). Levski Sofia did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-68. It looked good early as Tundja Yambol took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Levski Sofia had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead and Tundja Yambol was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-86. Levski Sofia made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. International Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) contributed with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Five Levski Sofia players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Brian Ormon (201-84, college: Mountain St.) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Tundja Yambol. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levski Sofia have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Tundja Yambol at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Levski Sofia's next round opponent will be Chernomorets (#8) in Burgas where they are favorite. Tundja Yambol will play on the road against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: C.Kostov 23+4reb+3ast, D.Anguelov 12+1ast, M.Marinovic 11+7reb+9ast, S.Georgiev 10+4reb, Z.Georgiev 10+3reb+4ast, N.Varbanov 9+2reb
Tundja Yambol: N.Milosevic 21+12reb+1ast, B.Ormon 12+10reb, S.Govedarov 8+3reb, M.Durchev 8+1reb+1ast, I.Marchev 6+2reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192851


Balkan - Lukoil Academik 72-63

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Lukoil Academik (7-1) in Botevgrad on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Balkan (5-4) 72-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Lukoil Academik. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Lukoil Academik won second period 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Balkan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and international Ivan Lilov (196-88) who added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Lukoil Academik's coach Marin Dokuzovski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Balkan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion Lukoil Academik still keeps top position with one game lost. Balkan are looking forward to face Spartak Pleven (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Lukoil Academik's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia U20.
Top scorers:
Balkan: A.Santos 17+17reb, J.Bozov 17+3ast, I.Lilov 15+7reb+4ast, U.Petrovic 11+3reb+2ast, J.Hunt 9+1reb+4ast, M.Marinov 3+4reb
Lukoil Academik: D.Green 15+13reb, B.Heath 13+2reb+4ast, D.Watkins 10+4reb, M.Abukar 7+4reb+1ast, T.Banev 6+1reb, P.Marinov 4+1reb
gschID: 192854


Beroe - Spartak Pleven 86-64

Eighth ranked Beroe (3-4) crushed at home 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (2-6) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Beroe. Spartak Pleven was better in fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 26 and made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Beroe forced 20 Spartak Pleven turnovers and outrebounded them 45-34 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Spartak Pleven was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of swingman Sergey Tsvetkov (196-88, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) who added 7 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and guard Rosen Sofroniev (193-80) scored 13 points. Beroe moved-up to seventh place. Loser Spartak Pleven keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Beroe will face league's second-placed Rilski Sportist in Samokov in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Balkan (#4) in Botevgrad.
Top scorers:
Beroe: S.Tsvetkov 17+3reb+2ast, M.Hart 15+5reb, R.Holmes 14+4reb, A.Radev 13+7reb+1ast, M.Dimitrov 8+1reb, W.Walker 7+5reb+9ast
Spartak Pleven: D.Marintchechki 20+14reb+1ast, R.Sofroniev 13+3reb+2ast, I.Stankov 12+4reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 9+2reb+4ast, A.Dyakovski 6+2reb, S.Tsenov 4+2reb
gschID: 192850


U20 - Cherno More 80-86

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (4-4) 86-80. Euroins Cherno More dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 32. They outrebounded U20 47-35 including 32 on the defensive glass. U20 was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Nikolay Stoyanov (195-94) supported him with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Even a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds by forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) did not help to save the game for U20. Naturalized Danish forward Tencho Tenchev (202-93, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tundja Yambol. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with eight games lost. Euroins Cherno More will play against Tundja Yambol (#6) at home in the next round. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Lukoil Academik.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Velikov 16+7reb+2ast, V.Kyosev 15+5reb+4ast, N.Stoyanov 15+7reb+5ast, L.Hall 12+12reb+5ast, L.Radev 7+1reb, A.Bojic 7+5reb+1ast
U20: A.Simeonov 27+11reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 15+6reb+2ast, A.Natskin 10+3ast, D.Karamfilov 10+1reb+5ast, N.Grozev 8+3reb+1ast, K.Atanasov 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 192853



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Dep.Espanol 5-0 
 2. Boston Coll. 3-2 
 3. Osorno Basq. 2-2 
 4. Los Leones 2-3 
 5. Sagrados 2-3 
 6. Dep.Castro 2-3 
 7. Providencia 0-5 
Places 9-12
 1. AB Ancud 8-5 
 2. Dep.Valdivia 2-9 
 3. Puente Alto 2-9 
 4. Las Animas 1-10 
 5. Stadio Italiano 1-10 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

Dec. 8: Providencia - Dep.Castro 87-98
Dec. 8: Los Leones - Osorno Basq. 75-81
Dec. 8: Boston Coll. - AB Ancud 69-87
Dec. 8: Sagrados - Dep.Espanol 67-83


Dimayor Finals 2012: CD Universidad de Concepcion is the champion - by Daniel Valencia

CD Universidad de Concepcion won its fourth Dimayor title on saturday night after defeating to CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes 65-59. Playing on the road, "LA UDECONCE" was able to react after the incredible loss in game 4 and led by the Big 3 of Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85), Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) and Terrell Taylor (203-C-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Virginia Tech) won the game and the title after 13 years.

Game 5

CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes 59 - CD Universidad de Concepcion 65
Lic: Patricio Briones 17 pts. 7 reb. Francisco Pavez 14 pts. 4 reb. Jonathon Avery 9 pts. 5 reb. Bayo Arigbon 8 pts. 5 reb. Claudio Gallardo 8 pts. 5 reb.
Ucon: Eduardo Marechal 18 pts. 8 reb. Evandro Arteaga 16 pts. 4 reb. Terrell Taylor 15 pts. 11 reb. Jose Del Solar 8 pts. 10 reb. Diego Osses 5 pts.

CD Universidad de Concepcion won the series 3-2

Series

Game 1 Liceo Mixto 79 - Universidad de Concepcion 92
Game 2 Liceo Mixto 86 - Universidad de Concepcion 78
Game 3 Universidad de Concepcion 66 - Liceo Mixto 66
Game 4 Universidad de Concepcion 71 - Liceo Mixto 79
Game 5 Liceo Mixto 59 - Universidad de Concepcion 65

Finals Scoring Leaders


CD Universidad de Concepcion

1. Evandro Arteaga 18.4 ppg
2. Eduardo Marechal 18.2 ppg
3. Terrell Taylor 17.6 ppg

CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes

1. Bayo Arigbon 16.4 ppg
2. Patricio Briones 14.0 ppg
3. Jonathon Avery 13.0 ppg

Dimayor Champions


Universidad Catolica 5 Titles
Universidad de Concepcion 4 Titles
Petrox 4 Titles
Provincial Osorno 4 Titles
Liceo Mixto 4 Titles
Provincial Llanquihue 2 Titles
Universidad de Temuco 2 Titles
Sportiva Italiana 2 Titles
Deportes Ancud 2 Titles
Deportivo Valdivia 1 Title
Thomas Bata 1 Title
Colo-Colo 1 Title
Espanol de Talca 1 Title
Universidad de Los Lagos 1 Title



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shandong FB 6-1 
 2. Beijing Ducks 5-1 
 3. Guandong ST 5-1 
 4. Shanxi Zh. 5-2 
 5. Liaoning H. 4-2 
 6. Bayi R. 4-3 
 7. Fujian QB 4-3 
 8. Zhejiang CB 3-3 
 9. TianJin S. 3-3 
 10. DongGuan L. 3-3 
 11. Guangsha L. 3-4 
 12. Xinjiang FT 3-4 
 13. Jiangsu D. 2-4 
 14. Foshan LL 2-5 
 15. Jilin NE T. 2-5 
 16. Shanghai S. 2-5 
 17. Qingdao E. 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 9: Jilin NE T. - Shanxi Zh. 99-103
Dec. 9: Fujian QB - DongGuan L. 93-105
Dec. 9: Shanghai S. - Guangsha L. 89-93
Dec. 9: TianJin S. - Shandong FB 82-87
Dec. 9: Liaoning H. - Xinjiang FT 121-99
Dec. 9: Beijing Ducks - Qingdao E. 116-102
Dec. 9: Bayi R. - Jiangsu D. 107-101
Dec. 9: Foshan LL - Zhejiang CB 102-113

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 11: Liaoning H. - Shanxi Zh.
Dec. 11: Shanghai S. - Jiangsu D.
Dec. 12: TianJin S. - Qingdao E.
Dec. 12: Guangsha L. - Jilin NE T.
Dec. 12: Bayi R. - Zhejiang CB
Dec. 12: Xinjiang FT - Beijing Ducks
Dec. 12: Foshan LL - DongGuan L.
Dec. 12: Fujian QB - Guandong ST


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Jiangsu D.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Harris, Jiangsu D.33.3 
 2. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.2 
 3. Akognon, Liaoning.31.6 
 4. Hudson, DongGuan29.4 
 5. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.28.8 
 6. Douby, Zhejiang CB27.5 
 7. Thornton, Guangsh.27.5 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.26.9 
 9. McGrady, Qingd.26.7 
 10. Yi, Guandong ST26.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Jiangsu D.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Harris, Jiangsu D.15.2 
 2. Harvey, TianJin S.15.2 
 3. Boone, Zhejiang CB13.5 
 4. Ramos, Guangsha L.13.3 
 5. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.12.5 
 6. Diogu, Guandong ST12.5 
 7. White, Shanghai S.12.3 
 8. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.8 
 9. Wang, Fujian QB11.4 
 10. Abbas, Shandong11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Beijing .
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Marbury, Beijing7.8 
 2. Daghles, TianJin S.7.8 
 3. Hudson, DongGuan5.8 
 4. Williams, Guandong.4.6 
 5. Jeter, Shandong FB4.6 
 6. McGrady, Qingd.4.5 
 7. Douby, Zhejiang CB4.5 
 8. Yang, Liaoning H.4.4 
 9. Gaines, Fujian QB4.3 
 10. Williams, Shanxi4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dewarick SPENCER
  Jilin N.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Spencer, Jilin N.3.0 
 2. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.8 
 3. Marbury, Beijing2.7 
 4. Co, Xinjiang FT2.7 
 5. Abbas, Shandong FB2.5 
 6. Akognon, Liaoning.2.4 
 7. Yang, Liaoning H.2.4 
 8. Han, Bayi R.2.3 
 9. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 10. Wang, Guandong ST2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.3 
 2. Yan, Shanxi Zh.2.8 
 3. Wang, Bayi R.2.2 
 4. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 5. Mbenga, Qingdao E.2.0 
 6. Morris, Beijing Du.2.0 
 7. Yi, Guandong ST2.0 
 8. Haislip, DongGuan.1.8 
 9. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.1.5 
 10. White, Shanghai S.1.5 


Forehan-Kelly re-signs at Shanghai Sharks - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai Dongfang Sharks (CBA) confirmed in their roster 32-year old American forward Ryan Forehan-Kelly (196-90kg-80, college: California). He was a team leader there last season. In 18 CBA games last year he had very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg. Forehan-Kelly also played at Aishin Sea Horses in Japanese JBL that season. In 18 games he recorded also great stats: 18.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg.

Forehan-Kellys team won Japanese JBL Superleague Regular Season in 2011.
He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Guard of the Year in 2011.
The previous (10-11) season he played at ASU Sports Club in Jordanian league. In two Asian Club Championships games that year he recorded 7.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2006 (four years after he left the college) Forehan-Kelly was drafted by Arkansas RimRockers (D-League) in seventh round (78th overall).
He attended University of California until 2002 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Forehan-Kelly is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cedevita), France (Besancon), Italy (Givova Scafati), Mexico, Venezuela (Toros) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).

By Eurobasket Data Center



CBA Round 7: Winless Qingdao Eagles loses another game - by Eurobasket News

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

Bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked Beijing Ducks (5-1) 114-102 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 114-102. Beijing Ducks made 22-of-22 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Qingdao Eagles' players. 24 personal fouls committed by Qingdao Eagles helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Zhe Ji (202-89) helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) responded with 37 points (!!!) (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Beijing Ducks moved-up to second place, which they share with Guandong ST. Qingdao Eagles at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face Xinjiang Flying Tige (#12) in Urumqi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Qingdao Eagles will play on the road against TianJin Steel (#9) in Tianjin and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game in Tianjin was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Shandong Bulls (6-1) played at the court of 7th ranked TianJin Steel (3-3). Shandong Bulls managed to secure a 5-point victory 87-82. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 6 assists. Zaid Abbas accounted for 15 points and 14 rebounds. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for TianJin Steel in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Shandong Bulls keep a position of league leader. TianJin Steel at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Zhejiang CB and DongGuan L.. Shandong Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. TianJin Steel will play at home against Qingdao Eagles (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Jinjiang where 4th placed Fujian (4-3) was upset on its own court by eleventh ranked DongGuan Leopards (3-3) 105-93 on Sunday. Lester Hudson fired a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners. TaiLong Zhao produced 20 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Fujian's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. DongGuan Leopards moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and TianJin S. Loser Fujian dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Bayi R.. DongGuan Leopards will meet Foshan (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Guandong Tigers (#3) in Dongguan and hope to secure a win.
Fifth ranked Liaoning Hunters (4-2) crushed at home 8th ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (3-4) by 22 points 121-99, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Ailun Guo who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 8 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liaoning Hunters moved-up to fourth place. Xinjiang Flying Tige lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. Liaoning Hunters' next round opponent will be Shanxi Zhongyu (#5) in Taiyuan. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play at home against the league's second-placed Beijing Ducks (#2).

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: Zhejiang CB won against Foshan LL on the opponent's court 113-102. Bayi R. managed to outperform Jiangsu D. in a home game 107-101. Guangsha L. managed to beat Shanghai S. on the road 93-89. Jilin NE T. was defeated by Shanxi Zh. on its own court 99-103.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 blocks by Charles Gaines of Shanxi Zh..


Fujian QB - DongGuan L. 93-105

An interesting game took place in Jinjiang where 4th placed Fujian (4-3) was upset on its own court by eleventh ranked DongGuan Leopards (3-3) 105-93 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by DongGuan Leopards. Fujian managed to win fourth quarter 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. DongGuan Leopards dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 44. DongGuan Leopards forced 25 Fujian turnovers. American guard Lester Hudson (191-84, college: Tenn-Martin) fired a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners. Power forward TongLin Sun (208-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. International swingman TaiLong Zhao (193-90) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Fujian's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. DongGuan Leopards moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB and TianJin S. Loser Fujian dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Bayi R.. DongGuan Leopards will meet Foshan (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Guandong Tigers (#3) in Dongguan and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: Z.TaiLong 20+7reb+3ast, M.Will 17+8reb+2ast, G.Lei 14+4reb+1ast, W.Zhelin 13+9reb+2ast, G.Sundiata 11+6reb+5ast, L.Yi Ting 9+1reb+1ast
DongGuan L.: H.Lester 38+12reb+2ast, Q.Biao 17+2reb+1ast, L.Muhao 12+3reb, S.TongLin 11+10reb+2ast, Z.Kai 10+9reb+4ast, H.ZhongMian 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 228566


Foshan LL - Zhejiang CB 102-113

Very expected game when 16th ranked Foshan (2-5) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (3-3) 113-102. The game was mostly controlled by Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. Foshan was better in fourth quarter 31-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank made 19-of-19 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 55.2 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording 42 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (made all of his nine free throws !!!). International JinHui Ding (204-89) contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Swingman Mingxin Ju (200-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and center Zhun Zheng (214-92) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Foshan. Five Foshan players scored in double figures. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank moved-up to eighth place, which they share with TianJin S. and DongGuan L. Foshan lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's next round opponent will be higher ranked Bayi Rockets (#6) in Ningbo and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Foshan will play at home against DongGuan Leopards (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Foshan LL: J.Mingxin 36+20reb+1ast, M.Rashad 15+3reb, Z.Zhun 14+5reb, Z.LingXu 11+4ast, L.Zhi 10+2reb+1ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 8+3reb+2ast
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 42+5reb+4ast, D.JinHui 21+7reb+4ast, X.YoBo 15+5reb+1ast, G.SongLin 10+1reb, Z.ChunJun 8+5reb+3ast, C.Fei 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 228565


Bayi R. - Jiangsu D. 107-101

Rather predictable result in Ningbo where ninth ranked Bayi Rockets (4-3) defeated 12th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (2-4) 107-101. Jiangsu Dragons were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Bayi Rockets made 29-of-29 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Jiangsu Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Shuo Han (196-86) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) contributed with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) answered with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and international Li Yi (203-85) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons. Four Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. Bayi Rockets moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Fujian QB. Jiangsu Dragons at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Bayi Rockets' next round opponent will be Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#8) in Hangzhou. Jiangsu Dragons will play on the road against Shanghai Sharks (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 40+16reb+3ast, Y.Li 16+4reb+4ast, H.XueFeng 15+3reb+4ast, M.Da 11+1ast, S.Garret 10+9reb, L.Yahui 9+4reb+1ast
Bayi R.: W.Lei 27+4reb+4ast, W.ZhiZhi 26+8reb+2ast, H.Shuo 22+8reb+8ast, C.Yan 8+2reb, Z.Bo 8+1reb, M.Ke 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 228563


TianJin S. - Shandong FB 82-87

The game in Tianjin was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Shandong Bulls (6-1) played at the court of 7th ranked TianJin Steel (3-3). Shandong Bulls managed to secure a 5-point victory 87-82. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 6 assists. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) accounted for 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for TianJin Steel in the defeat. Four Shandong Bulls and five TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Shandong Bulls keep a position of league leader. TianJin Steel at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Zhejiang CB and DongGuan L.. Shandong Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. TianJin Steel will play at home against Qingdao Eagles (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
TianJin S.: H.Donnell 18+12reb+1ast, X.GuiJun 14+4reb+1ast, D.Osama 12+9reb+10ast, Z.Nan 11+2ast, N.Hamady 10+16reb, Z.Ji 6+1reb
Shandong FB: J.Pooh 22+2reb+6ast, A.Zaid 15+14reb+1ast, L.JingYu 11+2reb+1ast, S.Jie 11+1reb+4ast, Y.Ding 10+3reb, W.Ke 7+1reb
gschID: 228564


Beijing Ducks - Qingdao E. 114-102

Bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked Beijing Ducks (5-1) 114-102 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 114-102. Beijing Ducks made 22-of-22 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Qingdao Eagles' players. 24 personal fouls committed by Qingdao Eagles helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Zhe Ji (202-89) helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) responded with 37 points (!!!) (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and Congolese-Belgian center Ilunga Mbenga (214-80) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Four Beijing Ducks and five Qingdao Eagles players scored in double figures. Beijing Ducks moved-up to second place, which they share with Guandong ST. Qingdao Eagles at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face Xinjiang Flying Tige (#12) in Urumqi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Qingdao Eagles will play on the road against TianJin Steel (#9) in Tianjin and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: M.Tracy 37+4reb+1ast, M.Ilunga 13+14reb, F.Qi 13+3reb+3ast, X.YuYang 12+7reb, C.Kai 11+2reb+2ast, Y.GengLin 6+2reb
Beijing Ducks: M.Randolph 29+13reb+1ast, J.Zhe 25+9reb, M.Stephon 14+3reb+10ast, C.Lei 11+3ast, H.Chongkai 11, Z.Xiaochuan 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 228562


Shanghai S. - Guangsha L. 89-93

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions and 15th ranked Shanghai Sharks had identical 2-4 record. But Shanghai Sharks were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Hangzhou 93-89. Shanghai Sharks were ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 32-23 charge of Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Zhejiang Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. International point guard Wei Liu (190-80) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and American forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) added 22 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Shanghai Sharks. Shanghai Sharks' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (3-4) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Xinjiang FT. Shanghai Sharks at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' next round opponent will be Jilin Tigers (#15) in Changchun.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: L.Wei 25+7reb+4ast, W.D.J. 22+11reb+1ast, T.Wen-Ting 12+6reb+1ast, W.Ligang 10, Z.ZhaoXu 6+9reb, C.Liang 5+7reb+1ast
Guangsha L.: T.Al 33+11reb+2ast, R.Peter John 23+11reb+2ast, S.HoMan 18+2reb+3ast, W.Zirui 12+4reb+2ast, Z.Wei 5+5reb+2ast, Z.Yongpeng 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 228561


Liaoning H. - Xinjiang FT 121-99

Fifth ranked Liaoning Hunters (4-2) crushed at home 8th ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (3-4) by 22 points 121-99, which is the biggest margin this round. It looked good early as Xinjiang Flying Tige took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Liaoning Hunters took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 22 points. They made 21-of-21 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Liaoning Hunters forced 21 Xinjiang Flying Tige turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Xinjiang Flying Tige helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Ailun Guo (192-93) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 8 assists. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. International point guard Tal Co (191-91) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and international center Changdong Yu (206-91) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Xinjiang Flying Tige. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liaoning Hunters moved-up to fourth place. Xinjiang Flying Tige lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. Liaoning Hunters' next round opponent will be Shanxi Zhongyu (#5) in Taiyuan. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play at home against the league's second-placed Beijing Ducks (#2).
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: C.Tal 18+5reb+1ast, X.GuoChong 15+2reb+1ast, T.ZhengDong 12+5reb, Y.Changdong 10+9reb+1ast, Z.QinPeng 9+3reb+6ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 9+1reb+1ast
Liaoning H.: G.Ailun 28+2reb+8ast, A.Josh-Emmanuel 26+2reb+4ast, Y.Ming 25+1reb+4ast, J.Alexander 18+13reb, H.TianJu 8+4reb+1ast, L.XiaoXu 6+3reb
gschID: 228560


Jilin NE T. - Shanxi Zh. 99-103

Everything went according to plan in Changchun where sixth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (5-2) beat 14th ranked Jilin Tigers (2-5) 103-99. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Jilin Tigers won third quarter 29-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shanxi Zhongyu made 30-of-30 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Jilin Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). His fellow American import swingman Marcus Williams (200-86, college: Arizona, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Liberian power forward Samuel Hoskin (206-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 18 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Jilin Tigers. Five Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Jilin Tigers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shanxi Zhongyu have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Jilin Tigers at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu's next round opponent will be higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#4) in Yingkou and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jilin Tigers will play on the road against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#14) in Hangzhou.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: S.Dewarick 26+10reb+4ast, H.Samuel 18+11reb+3ast, Z.Biao 15+3reb+2ast, L.Wei 14+13reb, L.Yao 13+2reb+1ast, L.Xudong 4+6reb+1ast
Shanxi Zh.: G.Charles 34+11reb, W.Marcus 30+9reb+4ast, D.JiangPeng 18+3reb+2ast, S.TianGui 6+1reb+2ast, B.ZhaoBao 6+7reb, Y.PengFei 4+7reb
gschID: 228559



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  CROATIA   


Many news from Djuro Djakovic - by Darko Hudina

After they signed new coach Neven Plantak , KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod added two new players in squad. First is Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83), 29-year old player who playing this year in second Croatia leauge and was leader of KK Dubrava Zagreb with 26.2 ppg, last year he played in Croatia for KK Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik, also in his career he was member of BC Prievidza, Borac Nektar Banja Luka, HKK Siroki WWin, KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka and Peristeri GS Athens. Second player is Igor Salamun (186-PG-85) who get fired in SKP Banska Bystrica few week's ago. He is 27-year old player and he will help new club as point guard. He mostly play for Croatia clubs so he playing in Vrijednosnice OS Darda, Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik ,KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka, DOSK Drnis and in Slovakian club MBK Rieker Komarno.
That isn't all from Djuro because they relesed two players; Krunoslav Rimac (195-SG-84) isn't any more player of KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod because of his long term injury and second player is Denis Toroman (194-G-82, agency: TSS Management) who left club because of private problems. With this new signs Djuro leaders announce one more player with who market for this year will be closed.



Neven Plantak named as new coach in Djuro Djakovic - by Darko Hudina

Neven Plantak came in KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod from Kosovo team KK Trepce where he last year won Cup and Championship. Also he was named like best coach in Kosovo. This 49-year old coach start his career in 1997 when he leading KK Posusje and in that period this club made historical results. After that he was coach in Siroki,Komarno,Handlova,Jazine and Borik, he was also asistent in Croatia youth team.
Plantak will have debut with his new team tomorrow against Darda in Cup match. KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod finished first part of season on 7th place, while in Balcan league they are on 3th place with 2-4 record.



Adriatic League: Cibona outlast Cedevita in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cibona - Cedevita 73:64

Cibona toppled visiting Cedevita in the cross-town rivalry in Zagreb in Round 12 of Adraitic League regular season. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) and Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 16 points each to pace the winners. Cibona improved at 5-7 record, dropping Cedevita at 7-5.
Cibona grabbed a 21:14 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts stretched the lead in the second quarter. Cibona accumulated a 43:29 halftime lead. Cedevita went on a comeback run in the third quarter. The visitors narrowed the distance 5-point mark at the final break. But Cibona held their opponents at 13 points in the fourth frame and rolled to the win at the end. Marin Rozic (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances) provided 13 points for the home team. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) answered with 15 points for Cedevita. Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 13 points each in the loss.

Cibona: D.J. Strawberry 16, Andrija Zizic 16, Marin Rozic 13
Cedevita: Bracey Wright 15, Luksa Andric 13, Mickael Gelabale 13



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 8: Etha - Keravnos 72-70
Dec. 7: ENAD - Apollon 58-84
Dec. 9: Apoel - AEL
Dec. 10: Omonia - AEK


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Allen, Omonia22.2 
 2. Brown, Apollon17.0 
 3. Aleksic, AEL16.7 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL15.7 
 5. Lee-Ingram, Omonia15.5 
 6. Diggs, Omonia15.2 
 7. Detrick, Apollon14.2 
 8. Crocker, Keravnos14.1 
 9. Morrison, Apoel13.7 
 10. Williams, Etha13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Omonia
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Lee-Ingram, Omonia8.3 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos8.3 
 3. Outerbridge, AEL8.2 
 4. Johnson, Etha7.8 
 5. Diggs, Omonia7.5 
 6. Brown, Apollon7.1 
 7. Kaskiris, ENAD7.0 
 8. Jefferson, Apollon6.7 
 9. Aleksic, AEL6.5 
 10. Bolden, ENAD5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Diggs, Omonia5.8 
 2. Dorsey, Apollon4.6 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.3 
 4. Stiggers, Apoel3.8 
 5. Aleksic, AEL3.8 
 6. Adegboye, Etha3.7 
 7. Guillandeaux, AEL3.5 
 8. Demertzis, Kerav.3.2 
 9. Mokongo, Apoel2.8 
 10. Panteli, AEK2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Stiggers, Apoel2.5 
 2. Diggs, Omonia2.2 
 3. Dorsey, Apollon2.1 
 4. Hamilton, ENAD2.0 
 5. Panteli, AEK2.0 
 6. Palalas, AEL2.0 
 7. Brown, Apollon2.0 
 8. Allen, AEL2.0 
 9. Bolden, ENAD1.8 
 10. Lee-Ingram, Omon.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos1.9 
 2. Harrison, AEK1.4 
 3. Brown, Apollon1.4 
 4. Morrison, Apoel1.3 
 5. Baker, Omonia1.3 
 6. Outerbridge, AEL1.2 
 7. Jefferson, Apollon0.9 
 8. Noel, Apollon0.8 
 9. Johnson, Etha0.8 
 10. Lee-Ingram, Omon.0.7 



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 15-0 
 2. NH Ostrava 13-2 
 3. BK Prostejov 9-6 
 4. BK Pardubice 8-6 
 5. BC Kolin 8-7 
 6. BK Decin 7-6 
 7. Levice 6-8 
 8. Chomutov 6-9 
 9. USK Praha 6-9 
 10. B&W Opava 6-9 
 11. Svitavy 4-11 
 12. J.Hradec 4-11 
 13. Usti n/Labem 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Dec. 8: J.Hradec - BC Kolin 88-79
Dec. 8: B&W Opava - Svitavy 87-73
Dec. 8: NH Ostrava - Chomutov 85-56
Dec. 9: Usti n/Labem - BK Prostejov 76-91
Dec. 8: BK Decin - BK Pardubice 75-82
Dec. 7: USK Praha - CEZ Nymburk 54-83

Regular Season: Round 16

Dec. 15: Svitavy - USK Praha
Dec. 14: CEZ Nymburk - J.Hradec
Dec. 15: BC Kolin - NH Ostrava
Dec. 15: Chomutov - Usti n/Labem
Dec. 15: BK Prostejov - BK Decin
Dec. 15: BK Pardubice - Levice


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Blazek, B&W Opava18.5 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.5 
 4. Meno, USK Praha18.1 
 5. Reese, Usti n.17.4 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin17.1 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy16.9 
 8. Bosak, Chomutov16.2 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava16.0 
 10. Sedmak, BK Decin15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Meno, USK Praha9.7 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.7 
 3. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava7.5 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 6. Bohacik, BK Pardu.7.1 
 7. Field, BC Kolin6.8 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy6.7 
 9. Reese, Usti n.6.6 
 10. Nuhanovic, Levice6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava6.9 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.7 
 4. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.3 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.3 
 6. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.9 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Sanders, BK Decin3.5 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.3.4 
 10. Venta, BK Proste.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava3.2 
 2. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava2.5 
 4. Glover, Chomutov2.4 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 6. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.1.8 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Venta, BK Prostej.1.8 
 10. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.7 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.5 
 4. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 7. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.9 
 8. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Pack, Chomutov0.7 


Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 7: Loko Plzen - JBC Brno 90-67
Dec. 9: Kara Trutnov - Sokol V. 76-74
Dec. 7: Nymburk B - Sokol P. 76-60
Dec. 7: Ostrava - Sparta Praha 70-81
Dec. 9: Proton Zlin - Sokol H.K. 62-94
Dec. 9: Litomerice - Liberec 60-53

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 16: Litomerice - Loko Plzen
Dec. 14: Liberec - Proton Zlin
Dec. 16: Sokol H.K. - Ostrava
Dec. 14: Sparta Praha - Nymburk B
Dec. 14: Sokol P. - Kara Trutnov
Dec. 16: Sokol V. - JBC Brno
Dec. 11: U19 - Loko Plzen


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

32-year old forward Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) had a very impressive game in the last round for B&W Opava and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Svitavy (#11, 4-11) 87-73. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. B&W Opava maintains the 10th position in Czech Republic league. B&W Opava is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-9 record. In the team's last game Blazek had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at B&W Opava, through which he has constantly improved. Blazek has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.5ppg), rebounds (4th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 60.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) of J.Hradec. He is a center in his 4th season at J.Hradec. In the last game Tomanec recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Of course J.Hradec cruised to a 88-79 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked BC Kolin (#5, 8-7). This victory allowed J.Hradec to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 12th position in the standings. 11 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories J.Hradec managed to get this year. Tomanec is one of the most experienced players at J.Hradec and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.6ppg (#1). He also registered 9.7 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another B&W Opava's star - guard Jakub Sirina (185-G-87). Sirina scored 21 points and passed nine assists. He was another key player of B&W Opava, helping his team with a 87-73 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Svitavy (#11, 4-11). The chances of B&W Opava ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Sirina could help B&W Opava to bring them higher in the standings. Sirina has a great season in Czech Republic. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.0ppg (9th best) and assists with 6.9apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Javier Gonzalez (182-PG-89) of BC Kolin - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88) of BK Pardubice - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83) of BK Pardubice - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Roman Marko (194-SG-86) of BK Prostejov - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ondrej Kohout (204-F-91) of BK Prostejov - 13 points and 8 rebounds
9. Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) of Svitavy - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rahsaan Ames (184-PG-78) of NH Ostrava - 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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



NBL Round 15: Bottom-ranked BK Lions Hradec wins against BC Kolin - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked BK Lions Hradec managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked BC Kolin in J.Hradec 88-79. BC Kolin trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 34-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-88 at the end of the game. They outrebounded BC Kolin 45-30 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for center Jan Tomanec (205-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. BK Lions Hradec's coach Karel Forejt used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Puerto Rican point guard Javier Gonzalez (182-89, college: N.Carolina St.) answered with 28 points and 4 assists for BC Kolin. BK Lions Hradec (4-11) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Svitavy. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. BK Lions Hradec is looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Kolin will play against the league's second-placed NH Ostrava (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (15-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked USK Praha (6-9) 83-54. It was a great evening for forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Pavel Houska helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) with 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated CEZ Nymburk have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-0 record. USK Praha lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with Chomutov and B&W Opava. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Lions Hradec (#12) in J.Hradec in the next round which should be another easy win for them. USK Praha will play on the road against Basketbal Svitavy (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between second ranked NH Ostrava (13-2) and 8th ranked Levharti Chomutov (6-9) in Ostrava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. NH Ostrava outscored guests from Chomutov 85-56. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levharti Chomutov. It was a quality performance for Martin Gniadek who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Pavel Stanek came up with 15 points for Levharti Chomutov in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. NH Ostrava maintains second place with 13-2 record having just two points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser Levharti Chomutov keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with USK Praha and B&W Opava. NH Ostrava will meet BC Kolin (#5) on the road in the next round. Levharti Chomutov will play against BK Usti nad Labem and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15: BK Prostejov beat Usti n/Labem on the road 91-76. BK Decin lost to BK Pardubice on its own court 75-82. Svitavy unfortunately lost to B&W Opava in a road game 73-87.
The most impressive performance of 15th round was 31 points and 12 rebounds by Jakub Blazek of B&W Opava.


Usti n/Labem - BK Prostejov 76-91

No shocking result in a game when third ranked BK Prostejov (9-6) beat on the road bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem (3-11) 91-76 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-76. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Slovakian Roman Marko (194-86) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Stefan Licartovsky (196-84) added 18 points respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Five BK Prostejov and four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. BK Prostejov maintains third place with 9-6 record having six points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Usti nad Labem lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. BK Prostejov will meet at home BK Decin (#6) in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Levharti Chomutov (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: R.Marko 19+6reb+4ast, A.Dufault 18+6reb+2ast, O.Kohout 13+8reb, V.Bratcenkov 11+3reb+1ast, D.Pandula 10+4reb+4ast, K.Svrdlik 10+6reb
Usti n/Labem: S.Licartovsky 18+3reb+1ast, L.Horak 16+7reb, T.Hruby 11+7reb+1ast, N.Radojicic 10+3reb+3ast, B.Reese 8+4reb, V.Hejl 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183017


J.Hradec - BC Kolin 88-79

Bottom-ranked BK Lions Hradec managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked BC Kolin in J.Hradec 88-79. BC Kolin trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 34-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-88 at the end of the game. They outrebounded BC Kolin 45-30 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for center Jan Tomanec (205-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. BK Lions Hradec's coach Karel Forejt used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Puerto Rican point guard Javier Gonzalez (182-89, college: N.Carolina St.) answered with 28 points and 4 assists and American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for BC Kolin. BK Lions Hradec (4-11) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Svitavy. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. BK Lions Hradec is looking forward to face league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Kolin will play against the league's second-placed NH Ostrava (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
J.Hradec: J.Tomanec 26+11reb, J.Pavlik 20+3reb+2ast, R.Zachrla 17+6reb+3ast, E.Eisman 7+1reb+2ast, Z.Atkinson 6+8reb+1ast, O.Dygryn 5+6reb+3ast
BC Kolin: J.Gonzalez 28+3reb+4ast, D.Machac 16+2reb, D.Bolds 9+3reb+3ast, R.Field 8+8reb+5ast, S.Zuzak 8+4reb+2ast, M.Hubalek 6+1reb
gschID: 183019


NH Ostrava - Chomutov 85-56

The game between second ranked NH Ostrava (13-2) and 8th ranked Levharti Chomutov (6-9) in Ostrava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. NH Ostrava outscored guests from Chomutov 85-56. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Levharti Chomutov. The game was mostly controlled by NH Ostrava. Levharti Chomutov managed to win fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Levharti Chomutov to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Levharti Chomutov 40-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a quality performance for power forward Martin Gniadek (201-90) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) accounted for 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. Power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) came up with 15 points and American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA, agency: Two Points) added 10 points respectively for Levharti Chomutov in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. NH Ostrava maintains second place with 13-2 record having just two points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser Levharti Chomutov keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with USK Praha and B&W Opava. NH Ostrava will meet BC Kolin (#5) on the road in the next round. Levharti Chomutov will play against BK Usti nad Labem and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: M.Gniadek 14+8reb+1ast, F.Zbranek 13+4reb+1ast, J.Greene 12+5reb, A.Ciz 11+4reb+3ast, L.Jurecka 9+5reb+2ast, R.Ames 8+7reb+5ast
Chomutov: P.Stanek 15+2reb, J.Rubin 10+4reb, J.Fields 8+6reb, V.Honomichl 6+1reb, L.Pecka 5+6reb+1ast, M.Basta 4+1reb
gschID: 183018


BK Decin - BK Pardubice 75-82

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked BK Decin (7-6) lost at home to sixth ranked BK Pardubice (8-6) 82-75 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 25-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for BK Pardubice especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 6 assists. International forward Petr Bohacik (205-85) accounted for 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Five BK Pardubice players scored in double figures. American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) added 20 points respectively for BK Decin in the defeat. BK Decin's coach Pavel Budinsky rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Pardubice moved-up to fourth place. Loser BK Decin dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. BK Pardubice will meet at home Levice (#7) in the next round. BK Decin will play against BK Prostejov and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: E.Zabas 22+3reb+6ast, P.Bohacik 20+7reb+1ast, M.Carnecky 11+4reb+2ast, Z.Pospisil 10+5reb+2ast, C.Muirhead 10+8reb+6ast, L.Kotas 6+2reb+1ast
BK Decin: P.Sedmak 20+4reb, L.Sanders 19+5reb+4ast, P.Pope 10+4reb+8ast, R.Landa 7+2reb, A.Alic 6+3reb+2ast, J.Houska 4+7reb
gschID: 183016


B&W Opava - Svitavy 87-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked B&W Opava's (6-9) home victory over 11th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (4-11) 87-73 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 49-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. B&W Opava made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Basketbal Svitavy only scored eleven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 42-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. International guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) accounted for 21 points, 9 assists and 6 steals for the winning side. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) came up with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Basketbal Svitavy in the defeat. B&W Opava moved-up to eighth place, which they share with USK Praha and Chomutov. Loser Basketbal Svitavy keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. They share it with J.Hradec. B&W Opava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against USK Praha (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 31+12reb+1ast, J.Sirina 21+3reb+9ast, M.Miklosik 10+7reb, P.Dokoupil 9+2reb+3ast, L.Sokolovsky 7+9reb+4ast, L.Toth 6+5reb
Svitavy: T.Teply 17+2reb+1ast, M.Deloach 16+8reb+4ast, P.Mroz 14+6reb+2ast, J.Sedlak 8+3reb, L.Moravec 7+3reb+4ast, J.Jelinek 7+4reb
gschID: 183015


USK Praha - CEZ Nymburk 54-83

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (15-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked USK Praha (6-9) 83-54. CEZ Nymburk forced 20 USK Praha turnovers and outrebounded them 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. International power forward Pavel Houska (203-84) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) with 13 points and power forward Jiri Stariat (207-92, college: High School) scored 6 points and 7 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. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-0 record. USK Praha lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with Chomutov and B&W Opava. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Lions Hradec (#12) in J.Hradec in the next round which should be another easy win for them. USK Praha will play on the road against Basketbal Svitavy (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Palyza 13+4reb+3ast, P.Houska 13+5reb+1ast, J.Welsch 11+5reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 11+5reb, R.Rancik 9+5reb+2ast, T.Carter 7+4reb+6ast
USK Praha: B.Meno 13+3reb, J.Slavik 9+1reb+2ast, L.Festr 8+4reb+1ast, M.Sotnar 7+6reb, M.Mares 6+2ast, J.Stariat 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 183020



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Stevnsgade - Glostrup 91-99
Dec. 8: Virum - Jonstrup 82-80
Dec. 8: BMS Skovlunde - Aarhus BF 80-55
Dec. 8: Lemvig - ALBA 79-58
Dec. 8: Koge BK - Amager BK 77-82
Dec. 6: Koge BK - Falcon 75-93
Dec. 9: Haderslev - Falcon 69-92

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 15: ALBA - Jonstrup
Dec. 15: Stevnsgade - Virum
Dec. 15: Koge BK - Haderslev
Dec. 15: Lemvig - BMS Skovlunde
Dec. 15: Amager BK - Falcon
Dec. 16: Aarhus BF - Glostrup



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Sioux Falls S. 5-1 
 2. Maine RC 5-2 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 4-1 
 4. Springfield A. 3-2 
 5. Iowa E. 2-3 
 6. Erie Bay H. 2-4 
 7. Ft.Wayne MA 2-5 
 8. Canton C. 2-5 
West Conference
 1. Tulsa 66ers 5-2 
 2. Texas L. 5-2 
 3. Austin T. 4-2 
 4. Bakersfield J. 4-3 
 5. Reno B. 2-2 
 6. Los Angeles D. 2-4 
 7. Rio Grande VV 2-5 
 8. Idaho S. 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 9: Tulsa 66ers - Rio Grande VV 85-81
Dec. 9: Iowa E. - Erie Bay H. 104-92
Dec. 9: Maine RC - Canton C. 103-90
Dec. 10: Reno B. - Bakersfield J.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy LAMB
  Tulsa 66ers
  (195-G/F-92)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers24.8 
 2. Douglas-R., Texas24.4 
 3. Jones, Canton C.23.5 
 4. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.0 
 5. Joseph, Maine RC20.8 
 6. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.7 
 7. Downs, Maine RC19.9 
 8. Wright, Iowa E.19.8 
 9. Mays, Springfield19.6 
 10. Dentmon, Austin19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin JONES
  Canton C.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jones, Canton C.13.0 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.11.3 
 3. Adrien, Rio G.11.2 
 4. Evans, Idaho S.10.5 
 5. Honeycutt, Reno B.10.0 
 6. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
 7. Mays, Springfield9.6 
 8. Strong, Iowa E.9.6 
 9. Griffin, Santa C.9.4 
 10. Onuaku, Canton C.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Chris WRIGHT
  Iowa E.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Wright, Iowa E.7.2 
 2. Marshall, Bakers.6.8 
 3. Mack, Maine RC6.7 
 4. Machado, Rio G.6.7 
 5. Uzoh, Springfield6.0 
 6. Singletary, Texas6.0 
 7. Fortson, Los A.6.0 
 8. Russell, Ft.Wayne.5.9 
 9. Johnson-Odom, Los5.0 
 10. Hannah, Santa C.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Moon, Los A.3.0 
 2. Honeycutt, Reno B.3.0 
 3. Greene, Los A.2.7 
 4. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.2.7 
 5. Scott, Springfield2.4 
 6. Murry, Rio G.2.3 
 7. Tyndale, Sioux F.2.2 
 8. Johnson, Rio G.2.0 
 9. Thompson, Erie B.2.0 
 10. Downs, Maine RC2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Sioux F.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Varnado, Sioux F.4.2 
 2. Eyenga, Texas L.3.3 
 3. Moon, Los A.3.2 
 4. Reed, Springfield3.0 
 5. Sullivan, Austin T.2.8 
 6. Flowers, Los A.2.5 
 7. Gladness, Santa C.2.4 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.4 
 9. Melo, Maine RC2.2 
 10. Foster, Sioux F.2.0 



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  EBA   


Wizards man up for first exhibition win - by Gianni Pascucci

The New York Wizards of the Eastern Basketball Alliance opened up their 2012/2013 announced World Tour with a game against the American Professional Basketball League. The tour is intended to showcase the EBA, its players, and its product for the purpose of greater fan interest, EBA expansion, and overseas contracts for its players. Its the Wizards vs. All Comers, Pro, Minor League, Club Teams, and Exhibition Games!
The Wizards played their first exhibition game on Friday 12/7 in Westbury New York against the NY Jaguars of the APBL. Although winless in APBL play the Jaguars are much improved from their EBA showing last season. In 4 APBL games this season the Jaguars are averaging 104 PPG and its opponents are averaging 124 PPG. So how did they fair against the EBA Wizards? The Wizards won 134 - 73, holding the Jaguars to only 24 points in the first half and 31 points below their season game average.
The Wizards are a suffocating man to man defensive club with 6-6 forward SaiQoun Stone of Southern Mississippi State shutting down any opponent he is matched against. Stone finished the game with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks. The best defensive effort I have seen in my 6 minor league seasons stated Wizards Head coach Greg Cerillo Sr
Two time EBA MVP Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn) finished with 10 points and 10 assists and 4 steals once again causing havoc for opponents and dishing out countless passes to a new improved Wizards lineup. Co-Captain Brandon Lawley (6'7''-F/C-85, college: Mansfield, PA), last seasons EBA rebounding leader scored 14 points and pulled down 19 rebounds. Shavar Richardson (6'3''-G-89) out of Florida Atlantic scored 28 points on a variety of long range bombs and basket attacks. Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83, college: Farmingdale St.) dominated the paint with 3 dunks to go with his 16 points and 13 rebounds. Trinity Fields (6'2''-G) from Iona and Kevin Terry (6'1''-G) from Montana State shut down the opposition all night while keeping the high powered Wizards at full speed. Lawrence Williams (6'5''-F) contributed 5 points in the 1st quarter to go with his 4 game rebounds.
The star of the evening though was Khalil McDonald (6'6''-F) from Queens College who poured in 49 points grabbed 16 boards, blocked 3 shots and stepped in between his opponent for 3 steals. "K put on a show" stated Wizards Head Coach Greg Cerillo Sr "This is an example of what a player can do who works hard every minute on the floor. To go along with great talent, Khalil has the best motor in all minor league basketball".
Roman Perez (6'1''-G-86, college: City Tech) paced the Jaguars with 22 points, with teammate Corey Riley (6'4''-F) getting 19 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wizards Management wish to remind all Coaches and General Managers national or international of their availability to play exhibition games throughout the season. In addition Wizards Management will make these talented players available for financially beneficial contracts immediately with no delay. Contact: betterball@optonline.net for additional information.



Wizards are again ready for EBA new season - by Gianni Pascucci

Coach Greg Cerillo Sr has just sent to Usbasket.com his New York Wizards, 2012-2013 full roster to compete as best as possible in EBA league. The roster is here down:

# Name Height Position College


2 Aubin Scott 2 6-1 G LIU
15 Shavar Richardson 6-3 G Florida Atlantic
20 Eric Ferguson 6-1 G Arkansas
24 Kevin Terry 6-1 G Montana State

11 Trinity Stone 6-2 G Iona
10 Jason Romer 6-3 F LIU
33 Rob Hampton 6-5 F Norfolk State
11 SaiQuon Stone 6-6 F Southern Miss
32 Brandon Lawley 6-6 F Mansfiled
13 Khalil McDonald 6-6 F Queens
55 Lawrence Williams 6-5 F Elizabeth City
50 Levy Mwanza 6-8 C ZIMBABWE
7 Anthony Cox 6-9 C Farmingdale State
54 Tim Zephyr 6-9 C Norfolk State
Alternates

3 Greg Cerillo Jr. 5-11 G Suffolk CC
-- Lucious Savadel 6-8 C Suffolk CC



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Kalev/Cramo improved to 5-2 record in Baltic League - by Eurobasket News

Kalev/Cramo improved to 5-2 record in Baltic League after the victory over Parnu 73:60. Bamba Fall (217-C-86, college: SMU) helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks and Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) added 14 points and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Rain Raadik (208-C-89) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and Rannar Raap scored 17 points.
On December 6th Barsy Atyrau overcame Estonian TTU 81:73. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But TTU won third quarter 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Kiur Akenparg replied with 26 points and Mooses Kaja added 18 points in the effort for TTU.
Last night Barsy Atyrau edged Estonian Rapla 93:88. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 28-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) who scored 22 points. Mikhail Evstigneev chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Raido Ringmets who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds and Illimar Pilk added 12 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


2015 EuroBasket 1st Qualification Round Draw Results - by Eurobasket News

Fiba Europe held the inaugural draws for EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Rounds for both men and women tournaments in Freising, Germany.
The mens part comprises of 13 teams participating in four groups. They will play on home-away format to decide the winners in each group. The winners will advance into playoff stage consisting of semifinals and final (both played on home-away format). The winner will be granted direct qualification to 2015 EuroBasket.

Draw Results:

Group A: Bulgaria, Romania and Iceland
Group B: Netherlands, Estonia, Portugal
Group C: Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Denmark
Group D: Belarus, Hungary and Slovak Republic.



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 10-2 
 2. ToPo 8-4 
 3. Oulun NMKY 7-5 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 7-5 
 5. BC Nokia 6-5 
 6. Huima 5-6 
 7. SayRi 4-7 
 8. Pyrinto II 4-8 
 9. Ura Basket 1-10 
Division B
 1. KaU Koris 10-4 
 2. Kerava ET 9-4 
 3. Jarvenpaa 8-5 
 4. TuNMKY 7-6 
 5. HBA-Marsky 5-6 
 6. JyWe 5-8 
 7. BC Jyvaskyla 5-10 
 8. Espoo Basket 3-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Dec. 8: Tapiolan Honka - Oulun NMKY 92-99
Dec. 9: Tapiolan Honka - SayRi 87-95
Dec. 9: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY 82-89
Dec. 9: ToPo - BC Nokia 82-80
Dec. 9: Huima - Pyrinto II 102-85

B

Dec. 9: TuNMKY - Espoo Basket 82-54
Dec. 9: Kerava ET - BC Jyvaskyla 74-87
Dec. 9: JyWe - Jarvenpaa 58-91

Regular Season: Round 14

A

Dec. 12: BC Nokia - Tapiolan Honka
Dec. 15: Oulun NMKY - Huima
Dec. 16: SayRi - Porvoon Tarmo
Dec. 16: Pyrinto II - Ura Basket

B

Dec. 13: HBA-Marsky - KaU Koris
Dec. 16: TuNMKY - JyWe
Dec. 16: Jarvenpaa - HBA-Marsky
Dec. 16: KaU Koris - Kerava ET
Dec. 16: Espoo Basket - BC Jyvaskyla
Dec. 20: HBA-Marsky - Espoo Basket


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.6 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.25.0 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.22.5 
 4. Mays, Huima22.4 
 5. Pederson, SayRi22.3 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.6 
 7. Tate, Porvoon20.3 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.20.3 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe20.1 
 10. Young, Porvoon19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia15.5 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.9 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.6 
 4. Capers, ToPo12.3 
 5. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.9 
 6. Salminen, TuNM.11.4 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.3 
 8. Stephens, Huima11.2 
 9. Young, Porvoon10.9 
 10. Coleman, ToPo10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.2 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.5.0 
 3. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.6 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 5. Mays, Huima4.0 
 6. Ginty, ToPo3.9 
 7. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.9 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.7 
 9. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.7 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.1 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.5 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.3 
 4. Thomas, SayRi2.2 
 5. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.2 
 6. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 7. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 8. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.0 
 9. Pederson, SayRi2.0 
 10. Capers, ToPo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.5 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.4 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.8 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.5 
 5. Mua, Kerava ET1.5 
 6. Young, Porvoon1.5 
 7. Capers, ToPo1.3 
 8. Stephens, Huima1.2 
 9. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.1 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET1.1 


1.DIVISION: Good weekend for YMCA Oulu - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1A, round 12: YMCA Oulu came to Southern part of Finland by plane with 5-5 record, but left with 7-5 record after beating on Saturday Honka in Espoo 92-99 after OT and defeating today Tarmo in Porvoo 82-89 (42-43). There were 14 lead changes and six ties before Tarmo (10-2) had suffered the first home loss this season. YMCA Oulu has caused Tarmo's both losses by now. All five Oulu starters were between 22-12 points. Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) led YMCA Oulu with 22 pts. Jari Vanttaja (209-F/C-86, college: Baylor) and Josh Nofflet (194-G/F-88, college: Lee) both added 17 pts. Oulu made 12 three pointers out of 22 shots (55%). Isaiah Tate (192-G-89, college: George Mason) was Tarmo's leading scorer (25 pts).
Honka (Tapiola) lost then even today, when visitor Riento from Saynatsalo won in Espoo 87-95 (41-52). SayRi had seven players hitting at least once from behind the arc (11/18, 61%)! Nicholas Pederson (203-F-85) led Riento (4-7) with 26 pts. CJ Collins netted 19 pts. Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) led Honka (7-5) with 24 pts. Huima (Aanekoski) crushed Pyrinto II (Tampere) 102-85 (45-34). Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) had a double-double 33pts/14rbs and DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Youngstown St.) added 31 pts for the hosts. In Helsinki Torpan Pojat (8-4) defeated in the thriller BC Nokia 82-80 (45-43). Tuukka Kulha (193-F/G-85) (ToPo) made both FTs with 15 seconds to go and saved ToPo into a sweet victory. HL Coleman (202-F-74, college: Wyoming) led ToPo with 19 pts. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) (BC Nokia) had again a double-double 19pts/20rbs.

Tarmo - YMCA Oulu 82-89 (42-43). (Isaiah Tate 25, Jerrah Young 16/13, Jarkko Kyllonen 12/6a - Dwight Coleman 22, Josh Nofflet 17/9, Jari Vanttaja 17).
Honka - SayRi 87-95 (41-52). (Ronnie Clark 24/8, Eric Brennan 18, Tuomas Iisalo 18 - Nicholas Pederson 26, CJ Collins 19, Eryk Thomas 18/10).
Huima - Pyrinto II 102-85 (45-34). (Andre Stephens 33/14, DeAndre Mays 31/7a, Sami Mantymaa 16 - Topias Palmi 21, Santeri Liljeberg 17, Jukka-Pekka Vaananen 15).
ToPo - BC Nokia 82-80 (45-43). (HL Coleman 19, Marcus Capers 15/15, Devin Ginty 15 - Brian Moultrie 19/20, Timo Riihela 14, Ville Tuominen 13).



Andre Stephens claims Finnish 1st Division weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Andre Stephens (202-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Huima and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 33 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team crushed Pyrinto II (#8, 4-8) with 17-point margin 102-85. Huima maintains the 6th position in Finnish 1st Division. Huima 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 5-6 record. Stephens turned to be Huima's top player in his first season with the team. University of Southern Mississippi graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stephens is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 11.2rpg) and averages solid 1.2bpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Huima's star - 25-year old American guard DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). Mays impressed basketball fans with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course together with Stephens he helped Huima with another comfortable win 102-85 over slightly lower-ranked Pyrinto II (#8, 4-8) being unquestionably team leader. Huima's 6th position in group A has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-6 record. Mays is a newcomer at Huima and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.4ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 7.0rpg and 4.0apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of BC Nokia (#5). Moultrie scored 19 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). Despite Moultrie's great performance BC Nokia lost 80-82 to the higher-ranked ToPo (#2, 8-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing BC Nokia needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in group A. Their record is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Moultrie has a great season in Finland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.6ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 15.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pierre Jallow (203-F/C-79) of Jarvenpaa - 26 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Nafis Ricks (188-G) of BC Jyvaskyla - 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Michael Corpening (203-F-87) of BC Jyvaskyla - 19 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Sakari Salminen (200-F-87) of TuNMKY - 25 points and 15 rebounds
8. La Trice Little (187-G-79) of Kerava ET - 22 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Eryk Thomas (200-C/F-85) of SayRi - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Russell Frederick (185-PG-88) of Oulun NMKY - 22 points and 9 rebounds

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



Finnish Korisliiga round 16 best performance: Jerald Fields - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kataja, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (17 points, six rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kouvot (#8, 6-9) 72-60. Kataja is placed at 3rd position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kataja will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. Fields turned to be Kataja's top player in his first season with the team. Jerald Fields averages this season 16.0ppg and 9.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84) of FoKoPo. Thorpe had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as FoKoPo was edged by the higher-ranked KTP (#4, 10-4) 99-98. FoKoPo is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories FoKoPo managed to get this year. Thorpe is a newcomer at FoKoPo, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) of KTP (#4). Sarcevic scored 27 points. He was a key player of KTP, leading his team to a 99-98 win against the lower-ranked FoKoPo (#11, 3-12). KTP needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Sarcevic has a very solid season. In 14 games in Finland he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 3.5apg, FGP: 57.1% and 3PT: 50.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79) of Kouvot - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) of LrNMKY - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Jason Conley (196-G-81) of LrNMKY - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Troy Barnies (200-F-89) of Salon Vilpas - 19 points and 10 rebounds
8. Charles Burgess (186-PG-84) of FoKoPo - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Trey Hampton (203-F-87) of Lapua - 18 points and 8 rebounds
10. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87) of Kauhajoki - 24 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)



Grind Time - by Greg Logins

Hello world, I hope everyone is doing well.. I am doing great, and I give thanks to God for rising me every morning to play the precious game I love and worked for all of my life to compete at a high level. Everything has been going well for our team. we have shared some ups and downs but we have been battling together each day to improve our little things that we need to adjust to compete with the great competition in the korisliiga league. We have been on a win streak, and pulled off some great wins with our hard work and dedication. All players have been focused, and we are all on the same page towards chasing our team goals. It is grind time now. We have 3 games left before we all go on our little Christmas break. As a team, we know what we have to do to get the job done. We all have to just play hard, and leave everything we have out on the floor. When we play Namika style basketball, it is great basketball and the outcomes of the game are great. Individually, when I say it is grind time, I am referring to it is about to be a dog fight each game. I am going to do everything that I do for my team to the best of my ability plus more. I always give my best and try to go beyond my best and to simply just play hard and have fun while doing it. My teammates make the grind fun. We all know what we have to do, and we just go out and perform. It is time for us to reach to that other level and I know it is about to be a outbreak soon and we are going to do our thing, which our motto is "Namika plays Wild". That is all I have for now folks. I hope everyone is enjoying the basketball all over the world. Until next time, stay blessed and enjoy life.

Greg Logins #4
Namika Hoops

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  FRANCE   


Pene's 31-point game gives him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old guard El Kabir Pene (190-G-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rennes and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had the game-high 31 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Rennes in his team's victory, helping them to edge out CFBB (#16, 0-12), the league's bottom-ranked team in overtime 85-82. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Rennes is placed at 12th position in French NM1. Rennes is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-7 record. In the team's last game Pene had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Rennes and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Pene has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 65.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) of Blois. He is Finnish forward in his 2nd season at Blois. In the last game Kaunisto recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Blois lost that game 68-91 to the lower-ranked St Chamond (#14, 4-8). Blois managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Kaunisto is well-known at Blois and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#1). He also registered 11.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB (#16). Inglis showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Inglis' great performance CFBB lost 82-85in overtime to the higher-ranked Rennes (#12, 4-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. CFBB can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 12 games. Too bad for Inglis he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Inglis has individually a great season in France. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Raji (198-F-88) of Quimper - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Djordje Petrovic (204-F/C-84) of Orchy - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jean-Philippe Ludon (200-PF-83) of Cognac - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bernard M'Poy (197-F-87) of Rennes - 25 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jarryd Cole (204-F-88) of La Rochelle - 15 points and 9 rebounds
9. Justin Reynolds (204-F/C-88) of Vichy - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Carlos Cherry (184-PG-79) of Quimper - 19 points, 3 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)



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

28-year old forward Tim Blue (205-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Antibes and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Charleville (#16, 4-9) with 28-point margin 109-81. It allowed Antibes to take over top position in the French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Antibes has a very solid 10-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Blue had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Antibes' top player in his first season with the team. Middle Tennessee State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Blue is in league's top in points (4th best: 20.5ppg), rebounds (8th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 60.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) of Boulogne. He is a center in his first season at Boulogne. In the last game Jaiteh recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Boulogne to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#17, 3-10) 102-69. Boulogne's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Jaiteh is a newcomer at Boulogne and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard O'Darien Bassett (191-G-86) of Rouen (#11). Bassett scored 28 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Rouen, leading his team to a 86-67 easy win against the lower-ranked Bordeaux (#18, 2-11). The chances of Rouen ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bassett could help Rouen to bring them higher in the standings. Bassett has a great season in France. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (8th best) and assists with 5.3apg (5th best). He also has FGP: 51.9% and 3PT: 47.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Ken Horton (199-F-89) of Boulogne - 21 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. James Mathis (200-F/C-84) of Nantes - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Corey McIntosh (183-G-85) of Hyeres-Toulon - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87) of Evreux - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86) of Antibes - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Meredis Houmounou (188-SG-88) of Maurienne - 14 points, 6 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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D1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 8: Kumanovo - ABA Strumica 95-86
Dec. 8: Feni Indistrija - Kozuv 73-79
Dec. 8: Rabotnicki - Vardar 110-69
Dec. 8: Lirija - Pelister Bitola 100-66

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 15: Pelister Bitola - ABA Strumica
Dec. 15: Feni Indistrija - Lirija
Dec. 15: Kumanovo - Vardar
Dec. 15: Rabotnicki - Kozuv


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo22.6 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.19.6 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.18.1 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.16.6 
 5. Kerkez, Vardar15.9 
 6. Bratic, Feni I.15.7 
 7. Janjusevic, ABA S.15.7 
 8. Tasovski, Lirija15.3 
 9. Sharper, Rabotnicki15.1 
 10. Jevdic, ABA S.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Kerkez, Vardar10.9 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.3 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.8.6 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.7.3 
 5. Radunovic, Lirija7.1 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.6.3 
 7. Tasovski, Lirija6.0 
 8. Amoke, Rabotnicki5.9 
 9. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.5.7 
 10. Knezevic, Feni I.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.6.3 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv4.0 
 3. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.5 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija3.3 
 5. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.3 
 6. Sokolov, Feni I.2.9 
 7. Samardziev, Feni I.2.9 
 8. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.2.8 
 9. Morban, Lirija2.8 
 10. Pilcevic, Feni I.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Boban STAJIC
  Lirija
  (185-PG-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Stajic, Lirija2.0 
 2. Ugrinovski, Lirija2.0 
 3. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.7 
 4. Bogoev, ABA S.1.6 
 5. Kerkez, Vardar1.6 
 6. Blazevski, Kozuv1.6 
 7. Jevdic, ABA S.1.6 
 8. Balazs, ABA S.1.6 
 9. Bratic, Feni I.1.5 
 10. Radunovic, Lirija1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.5 
 2. Radojevik, Lirija1.0 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.0 
 4. Simic, Lirija0.9 
 5. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.8 
 6. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.7 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.6 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.6 
 9. Bozovic, Kozuv0.5 
 10. Kerkez, Vardar0.4 


Prva Liga Round 7: Kumanovo 2009 keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Prva Liga is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 7 rounds left.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Kumanovo 2009 as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kumanovo 2009 defeated 3rd placed ABA Strumica at home 95-86. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-18. But ABA Strumica won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kumanovo 2009 won last quarter 29-21. Kumanovo 2009 outrebounded ABA Strumica 32-18 including 19 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by ABA Strumica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds for ABA Strumica. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Feni Indistrija and Kozuv. ABA Strumica at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Rabotnicki and Lirija. ABA Strumica will play next round against Pelister Bitola trying to get back on the winning streak. Kumanovo 2009 will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Vardar in Skopje.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Feni Indistrija (5-2) in Kavadarci. Hosts were defeated by Kozuv (5-2) 79-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Feni Indistrija. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-2 record before this meeting. It was a great evening for the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Igor Mijajlovic helped adding 14 points. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-80, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Kozuv have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Feni Indistrija and Kumanovo. Kozuv will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) in Skopje in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Feni Indistrija will play at home against Lirija (#4) in Skopje and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: Fersped-Rabotnicki (#5) and Vardar (#7). Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-3) crushed visiting Vardar (1-6) by 41 points 110-69. It was an exceptional evening for Nenad Zivcevic who led the winners and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Dragan Kerkez came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for Vardar 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. Fersped-Rabotnicki moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ABA Strumica and Lirija. Vardar lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with six games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will meet at home league's second-placed Kozuv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vardar will play against the league's leader Kumanovo 2009 (#1).
Bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked Lirija (4-3) 100-66. Balsa Radunovic fired 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lirija moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rabotnicki and ABA Strumica. Pelister Bitola at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Lirija's next round opponent will be higher ranked Feni Indistrija (#3) in Kavadarci and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pelister Bitola will play at home against ABA Strumica (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.


Rabotnicki - Vardar 110-69

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: Fersped-Rabotnicki (#5) and Vardar (#7). Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-3) crushed visiting Vardar (1-6) by 41 points 110-69. The game without a history. Fersped-Rabotnicki led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Vardar's 48. Fersped-Rabotnicki looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Vardar's players. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Serbian forward Nenad Zivcevic (204-87, agency: New Trend Agency) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) accounted for 17 points, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. Five Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Dragan Kerkez came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and Vojce Levkoski (-91) added 11 points respectively for Vardar 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. Fersped-Rabotnicki moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ABA Strumica and Lirija. Vardar lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with six games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will meet at home league's second-placed Kozuv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vardar will play against the league's leader Kumanovo 2009 (#1).
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: N.Zivcevic 19+6reb+4ast, J.Petrovski 17+2reb+7ast, M.Gjurov 16+4reb+2ast, J.Sharper 15+3reb+5ast, O.Amoke 13+5reb+1ast, S.Avramovski 11+4reb
Vardar: D.Kerkez 23+13reb+1ast, D.Kostevski 14+2reb, V.Levkoski 11+4reb+1ast, I.Ivanovic 6+1reb, P.Pajic 4+2reb, V.Petrovski 4+4ast
gschID: 201866


Feni Indistrija - Kozuv 73-79

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Feni Indistrija (5-2) in Kavadarci. Hosts were defeated by Kozuv (5-2) 79-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Feni Indistrija. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-2 record before this meeting. Feni Indistrija was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 28-18 charge of Kozuv, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) helped adding 14 points. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-80, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds and the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Kozuv have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Feni Indistrija and Kumanovo. Kozuv will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) in Skopje in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Feni Indistrija will play at home against Lirija (#4) in Skopje and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: I.Mijajlovic 14+4reb+1ast, D.Karadzovski 13+3reb+3ast, I.Penov 10+6reb+1ast, G.Glavchev 9+1reb, M.Pekovic 9+2reb+1ast, S.Bozovic 8+6reb+1ast
Feni Indistrija: D.Knezevic 19+9reb+1ast, S.Bratic 14+1reb+2ast, B.Trajkovski 12+7reb, R.Pilcevic 10+1reb, D.Sokolov 7+4reb, G.Samardziev 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 201865


Kumanovo - ABA Strumica 95-86

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Kumanovo 2009 as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kumanovo 2009 defeated 3rd placed ABA Strumica at home 95-86. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-18. But ABA Strumica won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kumanovo 2009 won last quarter 29-21. Kumanovo 2009 outrebounded ABA Strumica 32-18 including 19 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by ABA Strumica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds and guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) added 17 points and 10 assists in the effort for ABA Strumica. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Feni Indistrija and Kozuv. ABA Strumica at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Rabotnicki and Lirija. ABA Strumica will play next round against Pelister Bitola trying to get back on the winning streak. Kumanovo 2009 will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Vardar in Skopje.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 29+2reb+7ast, I.Dimcevski 23+6reb, U.Lukovic 21+9reb+1ast, M.Janevski 5+2ast, D.Mikic 5+7reb+1ast, P.Vilarov 3+1reb+1ast
ABA Strumica: M.Janjusevic 25+6reb, E.Bogoev 17+10ast, A.Jevdic 11+2reb+3ast, N.Arsic 10, Z.Gocevski 9+2reb, S.Balazs 8+3reb
gschID: 201864


Lirija - Pelister Bitola 100-66

Bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to sixth ranked Lirija (4-3) 100-66. The game was mostly controlled by Lirija. Pelister Bitola was better in fourth quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lirija dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Pelister Bitola's 42. They outrebounded Pelister Bitola 40-22 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lirija players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) fired 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Lirija players scored in double figures. Guard Gjorgi Anakievski (185-85) produced 17 points and 4 assists and power forward Aleksandar Mukaetov (197-87) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lirija moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rabotnicki and ABA Strumica. Pelister Bitola at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Lirija's next round opponent will be higher ranked Feni Indistrija (#3) in Kavadarci and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pelister Bitola will play at home against ABA Strumica (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lirija: B.Radunovic 22+9reb+6ast, D.Tasovski 20+9reb+3ast, B.Stajic 16+4reb+2ast, E.Hadzibulic 14+1ast, A.Radojevik 11+5reb+4ast, L.Idrizi 5+1reb
Pelister Bitola: G.Anakievski 17+4ast, D.Basnarkov 12+2reb+4ast, A.Mukaetov 11+9reb, D.Zaharievski 8+5reb, Z.Petkovski 7+1ast, B.Davkov 5+1reb
gschID: 201863



Adriatic League: Partizan hold off MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - MZT Skopje 68:58

Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) scored 15 points to pace Partizan past MZT Skopje for the 9th victory in the Adriatic League season. MZT Skopje fell at 6-6 record after the loss.
MZT Skopje opened the game with six points in a row to take the lead. But Partizan capped the starting quarter with 8 straight points to gain a 15:12. The Serbian team kept MZT Skopje at bay throughout the second term. Partizan accounted for a 29:25 halftime advantage. The hosts dominated throughout the third term. They fired 25 points in the quarter to enter the final stanza up by 10 points. Partizan and MZT Skopje exchanged baskets throughout the final term as the hosts rallied to the victory. Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) netted 10 points, while Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) added 9 points for Partizan. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) answered with 15 points for MZT Skopje. Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma) netted 11 points in the loss.

Partizan: Drew Gordon 15, Davis Bertans 10, Vladimir Lucic 9
MZT Skopje: Damjan Stojanovski 15, Cade Davis 11



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Bowie's 31-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old guard Nate Bowie (183-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Rustavi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had the game-high 31 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Rustavi in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Armia (#4, 5-2) 79-77. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Rustavi to take over top position in the Georgian league. Rustavi have a solid 7-1 record. In the team's last game Bowie had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Rustavi's top player in his first season with the team. Central Arkansas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bowie is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.5ppg), assists (9th best: 3.9apg) and averages solid 2.9spg and 55.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Keyon Carter (203-F-88, agency: Two Points) of Dinamo Tbilisi. He is American forward in his first season at Dinamo Tbilisi. In the last game Carter recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Dinamo Tbilisi to edge the lower-ranked Sokhumi (#9, 1-6) by 4 points 81-77. Dinamo Tbilisi's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Carter is a newcomer at Dinamo Tbilisi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of league's second-best Olimpi. Milosevic scored 18 points and grabbed eighteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Olimpi, leading his team to a 71-62 win against #3 ranked MIA Academy in a game of the week. Olimpi is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 6-1 record is not that bad... Milosevic has a great season in Georgia. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.9ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 13.0rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 62.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ruslan Nazmiev (200-G-87) of Sokhumi - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Lasha Keshelava (200-F-81) of Batumi - 23 points and 16 rebounds
6. Lamar Karim (178-PG-83) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Avtandil Eliashvili (200-F-89) of Batumi - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Lamayn Wilson (204-F-80) of Armia - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Vakhtang Kadaria (205-C-89) of Sokhumi - 12 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Irakli Dzidziguri (202-F-82) of STU Tbilisi - 21 points, 2 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. Brose Bask. 9-1 
 2. Ratiopharm 9-4 
 3. ALBA 8-2 
 4. EWE Baskets 8-4 
 5. TBB Trier 7-4 
 6. Art.Dragons 7-5 
 7. B.Muenchen 6-6 
 8. Bayreuth 6-6 
 9. Phoenix Hagen 5-6 
 10. Telekom Baskets 5-6 
 11. Walter Tigers 5-6 
 12. s.Oliver Baskets 5-7 
 13. NY Phantoms 5-7 
 14. Bremerhaven 5-7 
 15. MBC 5-8 
 16. Neckar L'burg 4-8 
 17. Fraport SKY 4-8 
 18. LTi 46ers 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 8: MBC - Art.Dragons 87-83
Dec. 8: Walter Tigers - Bremerhaven 83-72
Dec. 8: Neckar L'burg - TBB Trier 71-60
Dec. 9: s.Oliver Baskets - NY Phantoms 68-73
Dec. 8: EWE Baskets - Fraport SKY 63-61
Dec. 9: LTi 46ers - ALBA 61-71
Dec. 9: Bayreuth - Ratiopharm 59-73
Dec. 9: B.Muenchen - Telekom Baskets 104-91
Dec. 10: Brose Bask. - Phoenix Hagen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm18.6 
 2. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.3 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.16.1 
 4. Thompson, ALBA15.3 
 5. Baxter, LTi 46ers14.6 
 6. Nachbar, Brose B.14.3 
 7. White, Phoenix14.3 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.14.2 
 9. Taylor, Neckar L.14.2 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.3 
 3. Gordon, Phoenix7.2 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.0 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.6.8 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.7 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.7 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Homan, B.Muenchen6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.5 
 2. White, Phoenix4.6 
 3. Wood, ALBA4.2 
 4. Gibson, Fraport SKY4.0 
 5. Redding, Walter T.3.9 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen3.8 
 7. Harris, LTi 46ers3.8 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets3.7 
 9. Burrell, Bremerha.3.6 
 10. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.1.9 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.7 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 7. White, Phoenix1.6 
 8. Redding, Walter T.1.5 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. McElroy, NY Phant.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.7 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 5. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.3 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.2 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 8. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 9. Boateng, NY Phant.1.1 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 9: Vechta - Crailsheim 97-88
Dec. 8: Cuxhaven - Heidelberg 93-83
Dec. 8: ETB Wohnbau - Leipzig 89-83
Dec. 8: Jena - Ehingen 83-69
Dec. 8: Finke Baskets - Goettingen 80-85
Dec. 8: Kirchheim - Duesseldorf 78-70
Dec. 8: Chemnitz - Karlsruhe 69-56
Dec. 8: Gotha - NBC 103-91


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.6 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.4 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.4 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Barker, Jena16.8 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.7 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.3 
 8. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.6 
 9. Adams, Finke B.15.3 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Livas, Goettingen8.6 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.3 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 6. Henley, ETB W.8.2 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen7.6 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena7.3 
 9. Richardson, Karls.7.3 
 10. Thompson, NBC7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Williams, Vechta7.9 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.4 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.2 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.7 
 5. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.8 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Jeka, Jena4.7 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz4.6 
 10. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.5 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.1 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 7. Harris, Goettingen1.7 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.6 
 10. Blackwood, Heidel.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.5 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 3. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.3 
 5. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.2 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.1 
 8. Adams, Finke B.0.9 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.8 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven0.8 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 11

North

Dec. 8: Schwelm - BSW Sixers 89-72
Dec. 8: Recklinghausen - Oldenburg 80-91
Dec. 8: SU Medien - Stahnsdorf 80-67
Dec. 8: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Herten Lions 75-83
Dec. 8: Wulfen - Dorsten 73-84
Dec. 8: Rist Wedel - Hannover 104-77

South

Dec. 8: Hanau - Licher Baeren 89-100
Dec. 9: Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen 83-89
Dec. 8: Weissenhorn - Langen 78-86
Dec. 9: Leitershofen - Dragons 77-79
Dec. 8: TSV Troester - Konstanz 69-62
Dec. 7: Dresden - Fraport SKY II 100-90


Chris Kramer Hustles The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Past The Fraport Skyliners 63-61 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is always a special pleasure when Fans are able to see former teammates battling against their ex team again. This season the EWE Baskets Oldenburg have two ex Frankfurt Skyliners on their roster with Germans Konrad Wysocki and Dominic Bahinese De Mello who combined played seven seasons and 260 games. De Mello played from 2005-2011 and was primarly known as a shooter and didnt always have an easy time under head coach Murat Didin, but seemed to forever escape his basketball shell in Frankfurt under Gordon Herbert. Konrad Wysocki played at Ivy league school Princeton getting Ivy league rookie of the year in 2001 and when wearing spectacles could be seen as a young Russell Crowe from the movie A Beautiful Mind and could always hold his own in a conversation about architecture. In his only season in Frankfurt in 2008-2009, he played under Murat Didin who wanted him to play more the position four even though he has his advantages at the position three. That season was nt the best experience for him as he averaged only 6,0ppg, 4,3rpg, 1,4apg and shot only 29,3% from downtown. The nicest memory of the ex ratiopharm Ulm player was prior to him coming to Frankfurt when he was allowed to guard NBA superstar Lebron James at the 2008 Olympic games in Bejing. Wysocki then departed Frankfurt in 2009 and went a bit further east to Poland where he played three seasons for PGE Turow and played Eurocup and hit very prosperous the lats two seasons at 41% from the parking lot. Wysocki wasnt able to play, because he was suffering from a charley horse injury, but spent some time before the game saying hello to friends that had made the trip form Frankfurt. De Mello was looking to break the 1-1 record form last season where he helped crush Frankfurt in the home opener on the road, but then lost at home near the end of the season. De Mello was as focused to beta his old team as OJ Mayo of the Dallas Mavericks has been being on of the better players so far, Rick Adelman of the Timberwolves keeping a competitive team there despite nagging in juries or Damien Lillard showing he has been a solid rookie for the Portland Trailblazers so far and the young German was able to help the EWE Baskets Oldenburg grind out a tough 63-61 win. I was excited to play against my former team and see many friends especially seeing Klaus Perwass and Quantez Robertson was nice. It is always special to play against Frankfurt stressed Dominic Bahiense De Mello. De Mello also is thrilled to be reacquainted again with Wysocki. He is a good friend of mine. We understand each other very much. He plays the kind of style I play. He does so much for the team and has become such a good player and developed in his time in Poland, added Dominic Bahiense De Mello. Wysocki learned very well at Princeton. I always know that I can find him cutting to the basket. He is a leader and always fights until falling down, said EWE Baskets Oldenburg center Jannik Freese. Purdue almunist Chris Kramer that got the deciding steal and hoop to win the game just uttered a huge smile when talking about the German boys. De Mello is a clown and always joking around. He was struggling a bit rushing his shot this season, but when he is open and has his feet set, then he is one of the best shooters that I have ever been around. Fis hilarious. He is a Princeton boy and sometimes he makes comments that you would never expect from him. He is a huge asset to the team and very versatile. He is one of the bets offensive rebounders that I have ever seen. He is like a magnate getting those rebounds, warned ex s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg guard Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue)

The Fraport Skyliners came into the game in 14th place coming off a bitter 59-55 home loss against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and once again were not rewarded with their strong defense losing a 63-61 heartbreaker where they had the game in their hands, but lost it at the end with two crucial mistakes. The Fraport Skyliners fall to 17th place and seem to be a lot better 17th ranked team then their record shows, but a loss is a loss no matter how well you play. We are a bit mad and down at the end of this game. We knew that we could of won the game. We simply didnt execute at the end of the game, stressed Fraport Skyliner American Quantez Robertson. Despite losing there continues to be bright spots with the team play. The Skyliners held Oldenburg to 63 points which is a huge accomplishment. They can build on this and need to continue to play aggressive, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg came into the game reeling off a 69-62 loss in Trier and wanted to continue to put an end to their up and down play in the Beko BBL after their continued strong play in the Eurochallenge where they are perfect at 5-0. It doesnt really get any more exciting than this. This was a very intense game on defense and you have to respect Frankfurt for their performance. They put so much pressure in the passing lanes and we were never able to get rolling and get away, because we didnt hit our shots. At the end it was small things that decided this game and I am happy that we were able to pull out the win, stressed ex Sklyiner Dominic bahiense De Mello.

The injury woes continued for the Fraport Skyliners as they were without top scoorer Ted Scott once again as well as captain Marius Nolte. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg jumped on the Fraport Skyliners quickly taking a 6-1 lead as De Mello scored on a lay up with his left hand, Adam Chubb got that extra pass from Ronald Burrell and Rickey Paulding hit a pull up jumper. The Fraport Skyliners didnt let this quick explosion rattle their feathers as they stormed back on a 6-2 run and trailed only 8-7. Young German Danilo Barthel got some early self confidence making in an ally-op pass from Johnathan Jones and then scored inside again as did Quantez Robertson. This back and fourth offense was about as much as the fans would get until the fourth quarter as defense would play the major role in this game. Oldenburg stayed in front despite the Fraport Skyliners tying the game at 9-9 through Zack Peacock and at 11-11 through a Johannes Vogtman lay in. 2008 Beko BBL champion with Alba Berlin Julius Jenkins hit a floater which he would do again in crunch time and Quantez Robertson replied with a three pointer, but the Fraport Skyliners still were behind 17-16 after one quarter. The game was very open. Both teams were defending very aggressive leading with the Fraport Skyliners shooting very weak, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 50% from the field and 0% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and 33% from outside. Frankfurt had the 10-8 rebound edge and both teams had two turnovers a piece.

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg got off to a quick start despite Dion Dowell making a block on the first play and then forcing 2007 Beko BBL cup winner with Cologne Ronald Burrell to a turnover. Oldenburg went on a 8-2 run to lead 25-18. Chubb used his height advantage over Zach peacock nailing a fade away and hit free throws. Julius Jenkins nailed the teams only three pointer of the game. This was a very strong phase of Oldenburg defending as the Fraport Skyliners continued to struggle in their offensive sets as the shot clock was down in many plays forcing low percentage shots. However the Fraport Skyliners knew that in order to stay in the game they would have to put up their defense a few notches and they did letting their defense spark their offense. After a Dowell catch and pop, Devin Gibson made a steal which led to a Zach Peacock fade away jumper and mini 4-0 run as Oldenburg led only 26-22. After Kramer and Peacock traded free throws, it was time for another mini 4-0 run by the Fraport Skyliners as Quantez Robertson made a tip in and then on the very next play, a fierce full court press forced another turnover as Barthel came up with the steal and Konstantin Klein made the lay in as all of a sudden a Skyliner 25-18 disadvantage turned into a 28-28 ball game. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were able to close out the second quarter with free throws from Robin Smeulders and Ronald Burrell to lead 31-28. The game continued to a defensive battle. Frankfurt increased their aggressive play in the second quarter, but still had problems on offense. Oldenburg pressured so well and the kick wasnt there, because the shooters were covered keeping the shooting percentage down, expressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 42% from the field and 20% from the tree point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 31% from the field and 17% from the three point line. Oldenburg had the rebound advantage at 19-14, but 11 turnovers while Frankfurt only ahd six turnovers.

The third quarter continued to have little scoring output from both teams as defense was continuing to rule the game. The Fraport Skyliners continued to stay on the heel of Oldenburg as Zach Peacock made a lay in to cut the Oldenburg lead to 33-32, but Ronaly Burrell hit a mid distance jumper to put the Oldenburg lead at 35-32. Ronald Burrell was doing a super job keeping Dowell away from the taking the three point line so somebody else had to step up and it was Robertson testing his 27% three point percentage hitting the three pointer knotting the game at 35-35. Jones then gave Frankfurt their first lead of the game dropping an open three pointer for the 38-35 lead. Frankfurt was finally rewarded for their stellar defense. However Oldenburg roared back going on a mini 4-0 run to retake the lead 39-38. Rickey Paulding caught Frankfurt napping scoring on the fast break and Adam Chubb hit two free throws. Peacock tied the score at 39-39 with a free throw, but Jannik Freese then made two free throws for the 41-39 lead. Peacock then tied the score again with a lay in 41-41. DE Mello closed out the third quarter with a bucket as Oldenburg led 43-41. The Skyliners won the third quarter. They dictated the game as they gave Oldenburg no chance to get away. Both teams continued to defend very hard as neither team had any rhythm on offense, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 37% from the field and 14% from the parking lot and the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 31% from the field and 25% from the parking lot. Oldenburg had the rebound edge 30-21, but 17 turnovers while Frankfurt had only eight turnovers.

Both teams really saved their best for last as there would be 10 lead changes and the game was decided in the last minute. The Fraport Skyliners raced out on a 5-0 run to retake the lead 46-43 as Quantez Robertson made a spectacular reverse lay up and Johnathan Jones connected on a bomb form downtown. Julius Jenkins then was fouled in the corner behind the three point line and connected on two of three free throws. Burrell then hit a free throw as Oldenburg led 47-46. Peacock then reacted like a beast hauling down an offensive rebound and registering the put back and 48-47 Frankfurt lead. It continued to go back and forth as Burrell snuck inside and got a lay in as Oldenburg led 49-48. Frankfurt then tied the score at 52-52 with a heads up play by Dowell who gobbled up the Voigtmann air ball and lay it in. Gibson who had had drawn fouls all night long, but not hit on a regular basis on the penetration snuck into the zone made a hesitation step and turn around shot as Frankfurt led 55-52. Now it was Oldenburgs turn again to retake the lead going on a mini 4-0 run to lead 56-55. Kramer scored in traffic and Dru Joyce who had been quiet all night long in the scoring department made his only bucket of the game finding a hole as no one picked him up. Gibson then made free throws giving Frankfurt the lead back 57-56, which was quickly erased by Mr money ball Jenkins who quickly found the open space and got inside and made the floater as Oldenburg led again 58-57. Frankfurt then retook the lead 61-58 as Gibson showed no nerves at the free throw line making four free throws in crunch time after having problems recently and Dowell made a huge bucket as Frankfurt led 61-58 with less than a minute to play. Oldenburg countered with two quick points with Robin Smeulders cutting the Frankfurt lead to 61-60. With time running out and eight seconds to go, the Fraport Skyliners had their destiny in their own hands as Oldenburg had to foul, but the unexpected came as Chris Kramer came between a Tez inbounds pass to Gibson scoring an easy break away hoop and Oldenburg 62-61 lead as Oldenburg would never trail again. That was my fault. I have to make a better inbounds pass, stated Quantez Robertson. It was my mistake. I should of came quicker to the ball, added Devin Gibson. Chris Kramer who was named to the defensive team three years in a row in his conference at Purdue showed why he is a big time defensive player even if his steal wasnt as spectacular as his shot from his knees against Arizona in 2007. That steal wasnt as spectacular as that, but is was big. We needed a big play and the pass wasnt strong and I got in the passing lane and got the basket, added Chris Kramer Kramer never gives up. He plays until he falls down, stressed Jannik Freese. Frankfurt had one more chance with 4 seconds to play on an inbounds play, but Oldenburg denied well as Frankfurt got the ball to young German Johannes Voigtman that lost the ball in the corner and turned the ball over. It was obvious that I wasnt the first option, but Oldenburg did a good job on our players and I was unlucky losing the ball on the dribble off my foot, expressed Johannes Voigtmann. Jenkins made one more free throw sealing the win for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg 63-61. We had good looks at end and executed ok. I think that if we would have made more of our open shots then we would of won, added Quantez Robertson. This was one of those games where one play can decide it. This was a huge win for us and this is what can capitulate a team and keep us moving forward, warned Chris Kramer

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were led by Adam Chubb with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Ronald Burrell added 11 points and six boards and Julius Jenkins 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Zach peacock with 17 points, five rebounds and two assists. Quantez Robertson added 14 points. The FRaport Skyliners continue to struggle on offense as they cant find a rhythm and shot only 34% from the field and 24% from outside. Their defense continues to be their bright spot as they limited Oldenburg to only one three pointer and forced them to 21 turnovers. Our defense was very aggressive tonight. We did a good job not letting them get into their plays and limiting their hot players Jenkins and Paulding and not letting them get a rhythm early, stressed Quantez Robertson. Frankfurt defended very aggressive hedge hard on ball screens and making us make the extra pass. We missed many shots. We can work on many things. We have to get back to scoring 75-80 points, added Chris Kramer Frankfurt scrambled very much and it wasnt easy against their baseline trap, warned Jannik Freese. The Fraport Skyliners will be back at the office next weekend against Phoenix Hagen and will need to defend hard again as Phoenix Hagen can put points up on the board as fast as Julius Jenkins can get hot and stop their run and gun game.




Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) There Is Time To Learn And Grow From These Loses Gainst Bamberg And Cholet - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He will be playing his second season for ratiopharm Ulm. Last season for ratiopharm Ulm, he played 38 games averaging 9.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 24.6%, FT: 58.1%He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. In 2010-2011 for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against BBC Bayreuth December 8th.

A tough 71-69 loss to Cholet dropping ratiopharm Ulm to 2-3 in Eurocup play. Describe the last play where Rudy Jomby hit the buzzer beater?

He was able to get open off a double down screen and hit a deep 3 going away from the basket. It was a big shot with a lot on the line.

You played many years against Markus Goree and had him again as an opponent. Does he still bring it to the floor at age 34?

He is a key player for Cholet and still plays majority of the minutes. He has played physical every time I matchup with him.

Have you ever had more exciting back to back games like against Bamberg and Cholet in your basketball career?

Playing two big games in a week with lots to play for was exciting. It was disappointing that we came up on the short end in the two games in the last seconds but there is time to learn and grow from these losses.

The next game is against BBC Bayreuth who are always very tough to play at home. What has been your impression of them this season. Could they be a playoff sleeper?

They got off to a hot start and have put together a quality team from top to bottom. They have the tools to compete for the playoffs.

You will see your ex teammate Nicolai Simon. What was your fondest memory of him on and off the court in Tubingen?

Nico was a good teammate in Tubingen and a good guy off the court. He would accompany us to our trips to Stuttgart for English movies on our off evenings.

What is your opinion of the NBA fining the San Antonio Spurs 250,000$ for not dressing their superstars in a game?

I think Popavich did what he thought was best for his team and the players. I think that the fine was ridiculous. Funny thing was that the Spurs nearly won that game in Miami without those guys.


Alex King set an Eurocup record tonight with 7/7 from outside. What would you ask him the next time you play Wurzburg concerning outside shooting?

I would congratulate him on a hot shooting performance.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation



thanks Dane for the chat.



The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig With Injury Woes - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The injury woes continue for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig as they prepare for their away game today in Wurzburg. Braunschweig continue to play good basketball as they are cruising on a two game winning streak with wins against FC Bayern Munich and the LTi Giessen 46ers. The club announced that American Casey Mitchell (193-G-88, college: W.Virginia) pulled a muscle in practice Thursday night. The American had a MRT FRiday and traveled with the team to Wurzburg. He could have practiced with teh team, but it is totally open if he will play against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. Mitchell is one of their best players this season as he has played 11 games averging 13,0ppg and 2,5rpg while shooting 50% from the field and 40% from outside. The team also announced as top player Lucas Gertz (193-SG-90) of their affiliate PRO B team Spot Up Medien Baskets broke his nose in practice Sunday. He will get an operation this coming week and how long he will be out of action is not known. Gert has played nine games averaging 9,2ppg, 3,7rpg and 2,9apg.

Source: New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig



ProA Round 13: BG Karlsruhe loses to BV Chemnitz 99 - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked BG Karlsruhe (9-4) and seventh ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (7-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. BG Karlsruhe was defeated by BV Chemnitz 99 in Chemnitz 56-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. BV Chemnitz 99 maintains seventh place with 7-6 record. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Duesseldorf. BV Chemnitz 99 are looking forward to face NBC (#12) in Nurnberg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BG Karlsruhe will play at home against Finke Baskets (#9) in Paderborn and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (9-4) against fourteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (5-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Duesseldorf Baskets were defeated by Kirchheim Knights in a tough game in Kirchheim 70-78. American guard Timothy Burnette (188-82, college: Tarleton St.) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and Dominik Schneider chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. Kirchheim Knights' coach Branislav Ignjatovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) responded with 16 points and 6 assists. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and NBC. Duesseldorf Baskets at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe. Kirchheim Knights will play against higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against Science City Jena (#6) and hope to get back on the winning track.
ProA top team - BG Goettingen (10-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Finke Baskets (6-7) in Paderborn 85-80. Ramon Harris nailed 30 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Jason Jamerson came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds for Finke Baskets in the defeat. BG Goettingen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-3 record. Loser Finke Baskets dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. They share it with Ehingen. BG Goettingen will meet at home Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) in the next round. Finke Baskets will play against BG Karlsruhe (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between NBC (5-8) and Oettinger Rockets Gotha (4-9), which took place in Gotha. Higher ranked NBC lost to fifteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha in a road game 91-103. American players dominated the game. Torvoris Baker fired 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's coach Christoph Nikol used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Crailsheim. NBC lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's next round opponent will be Crailsheim Merlins (#14) at home.
The game between sixth ranked Science City Jena (8-5) and 9th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (6-7) in Jena on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Science City Jena beat guests from Allmendingen 83-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ehingen/Urspringschule. Worth to mention a great performance of Sanijay Watts who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds. Science City Jena's coach Georg Eichler used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Science City Jena have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cuxhaven. Loser Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. Science City Jena will face league's second-placed Duesseldorf Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Crailsheim was beaten by Vechta on the road 97-88. Cuxhaven won against Heidelberg on its own court 93-83. Bottom-ranked Leipzig unfortunately lost to ETB Wohnbau in Essen 83-89.
The most impressive performance of 13th round was 44 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds by Logan Stutz of ETB Wohnbau.


Vechta - Crailsheim 97-88

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked SC Rasta Vechta (8-4) beat at home 14th ranked Crailsheim Merlins (4-9) 97-88 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But Crailsheim Merlins won third quarter 28-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when SC Rasta Vechta won last quarter 28-20. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. SC Rasta Vechta's coach Patrick Elzie used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) answered with 18 points and 9 assists and guard Philipp Friedel (185-87) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Crailsheim Merlins. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rasta Vechta have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Crailsheim Merlins keep the fourteenth position with nine games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crailsheim Merlins will play against Oettinger Rockets Gotha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vechta: R.Williams 23+3reb+11ast, C.Hassan 22+4reb, D.Madrich 16+8reb+1ast, A.Rudowitz 11+4reb+1ast, R.Ferguson 6+5reb, B.Fumey 6+4reb+2ast
Crailsheim: D.Coleman 18+2reb+9ast, P.Friedel 16+3reb+5ast, M.Rose 15+2reb+1ast, S.Johnson 12+10reb+1ast, J.Crow 10, J.Moore 8+5reb
gschID: 184442


Chemnitz - Karlsruhe 69-56

The game between second ranked BG Karlsruhe (9-4) and seventh ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (7-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. BG Karlsruhe was defeated by BV Chemnitz 99 in Chemnitz 56-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. BV Chemnitz 99 maintains seventh place with 7-6 record. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Duesseldorf. BV Chemnitz 99 are looking forward to face NBC (#12) in Nurnberg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BG Karlsruhe will play at home against Finke Baskets (#9) in Paderborn and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 184448


Gotha - NBC 103-91

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between NBC (5-8) and Oettinger Rockets Gotha (4-9), which took place in Gotha. Higher ranked NBC lost to fifteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha in a road game 91-103. The game was mostly controlled by Oettinger Rockets Gotha. NBC was better in third quarter 33-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oettinger Rockets Gotha made 32-of-40 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 NBC turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by NBC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). Oettinger Rockets Gotha's coach Christoph Nikol used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Ronald Thompson (208-81, college: Morehouse) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and Cory Abercrombie (201-85, college: Independence CC) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Oettinger Rockets Gotha and five NBC players scored in double figures. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Crailsheim. NBC lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's next round opponent will be Crailsheim Merlins (#14) at home.
Top scorers:
Gotha: T.Baker 24+6reb, C.Griffin 21+5reb+3ast, J.Lipke 17+5reb+3ast, L.Niebuhr 12+5reb+1ast, M.Carter 9+2reb+2ast, R.Jackson 6+5reb+1ast
NBC: R.Thompson 18+5reb+1ast, Z.Nixon 15+1reb+3ast, W.Chavis 15+3reb+4ast, C.Abercrombie 14+9reb, C.Adler 13+2reb+1ast, J.Reile 11+1reb
gschID: 184441


Finke Baskets - Goettingen 80-85

ProA top team - BG Goettingen (10-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Finke Baskets (6-7) in Paderborn 85-80. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) nailed 30 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four BG Goettingen players scored in double figures. American guard Jason Jamerson (190-86, college: Grand Valley St.) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) added 21 points respectively for Finke Baskets in the defeat. BG Goettingen have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-3 record. Loser Finke Baskets dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. They share it with Ehingen. BG Goettingen will meet at home Cuxhaven BasCats (#5) in the next round. Finke Baskets will play against BG Karlsruhe (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: R.Harris 30+6reb+1ast, A.Vargas 15+9reb+2ast, S.Phillips 13+4reb+4ast, N.Livas 11+10reb+3ast, A.Hitchens 8, P.Guede 6+1ast
Finke Baskets: M.Fleischmann 21+4reb+1ast, J.Jamerson 21+5reb+2ast, S.Dennis 10+10reb+1ast, R.Aquino 7+4reb+1ast, G.Aud 7+1reb+6ast, M.Jost 5+5reb
gschID: 184447


Cuxhaven - Heidelberg 93-83

Rather expected game when 7th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (6-6) lost on the road to fifth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (8-5) 93-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Cuxhaven BasCats. MLP Academics Heidelberg was better in second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cuxhaven BasCats made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Janis Heindel (199-83) added 15 points in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg. Cuxhaven BasCats maintains fifth place with 8-5 record, which they share with Jena. MLP Academics Heidelberg lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face league's leader BG Goettingen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Kirchheim Knights (#13).
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: J.Dunbar 26+1reb+1ast, S.Thomas 19+7reb+2ast, E.Harris 19+7reb+2ast, J.Kelly 9+7ast, M.Pratt 8+4reb+3ast, O.Mackeldanz 8+1reb
Heidelberg: D.White 24+14reb+1ast, J.Heindel 15+4reb+2ast, T.Rohde 13+7reb, K.Barth 9+5ast, C.Sargent 9+4reb+1ast, K.Kuhn 8+6reb
gschID: 184446


Kirchheim - Duesseldorf 78-70

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (9-4) against fourteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (5-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Duesseldorf Baskets were defeated by Kirchheim Knights in a tough game in Kirchheim 70-78. Duesseldorf Baskets were ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 25-10 third quarter run of Kirchheim Knights. They made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Duesseldorf Baskets turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Timothy Burnette (188-82, college: Tarleton St.) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and forward Dominik Schneider (203-85) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. Kirchheim Knights' coach Branislav Ignjatovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) responded with 16 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Kendall Chones (201-84, college: Colgate, agency: Dynamics Global Management) scored 14 points. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and NBC. Duesseldorf Baskets at the other side dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe. Kirchheim Knights will play against higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against Science City Jena (#6) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: T.Burnette 25+2reb+2ast, C.Land 9+3reb+1ast, C.Brooks 8+6reb+4ast, D.Schneider 8+9reb+1ast, J.Maier 7+7reb, C.Alexander 5+3ast
Duesseldorf: G.Johnson 16+3reb+6ast, K.Chones 14+4reb+1ast, M.Petric 10+7reb, N.Adamczak 9+6reb+1ast, T.Tzakopoulos 9+1reb+6ast, P.Flomo 6+4reb
gschID: 184445


Jena - Ehingen 83-69

The game between sixth ranked Science City Jena (8-5) and 9th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (6-7) in Jena on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Science City Jena beat guests from Allmendingen 83-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ehingen/Urspringschule. The game was mostly controlled by Science City Jena. Ehingen/Urspringschule was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Central Mo., agency: Limelight Hoops) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Tim Schwartz (199-87) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Science City Jena players scored in double figures. Science City Jena's coach Georg Eichler used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Stephan Haukohl (203-93) added 11 points in the effort for Ehingen/Urspringschule. Science City Jena have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cuxhaven. Loser Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. Science City Jena will face league's second-placed Duesseldorf Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jena: S.Watts 15+6reb+2ast, L.Jeka 14+2reb+2ast, T.Schwartz 13+4reb+1ast, K.Wysocki 10+6reb, A.Adomaitis 9+4reb, C.Roquette 8+7reb
Ehingen: A.Calvin 17+5reb, S.Haukohl 11+3reb+3ast, J.Anderson 11+1reb+1ast, V.Matthews 9+3reb+4ast, K.Ogbe 7+3reb, M.Mueller 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184444


ETB Wohnbau - Leipzig 89-83

Rather predictable result when thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (5-8) won against bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (3-10) in Essen 89-83 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But USC Leipzig won fourth quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded USC Leipzig 45-30 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. His fellow American import Joey Henley (196-85, college: Sacred Heart) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Harry Marshall (183-88, college: Indiana St., agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 15 points and 5 assists and forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for USC Leipzig. Four ETB Wohnbau and five USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Kirchheim and NBC. Newly promoted USC Leipzig stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#10) in Allmendingen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. USC Leipzig will play at home against SC Rasta Vechta (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 44+17reb+1ast, A.Cook 18+3reb+4ast, J.Henley 13+11reb+3ast, F.Franke 11+8reb+1ast, T.Bannister 3+3reb+5ast, R.Christen 0+1reb
Leipzig: H.Marshall 15+2reb+5ast, K.Kranz 14+1reb, W.Simon 13+7reb, N.Freer 11+4reb+1ast, C.Gadley 10+7reb, N.Khartchenkov 10+5reb+3ast
gschID: 184443



ProB Round 11 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

ProB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 11 rounds left.

The biggest surprise of round 11 in ProB was guest Noerdlingen's (6-5) road victory over 6th ranked Bayer Giants (5-6) 89-83 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-83. Noerdlingen outrebounded Bayer Giants 48-28 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Kedrick Johnson (193-83, college: Lee) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) produced 26 points and 9 assists for the hosts. Noerdlingen moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Hanau. Bayer Giants at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Fraport SKY II. Noerdlingen is looking forward to face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayer Giants will play against Licher Baeren (#4) and are hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Licher Baeren and 3rd placed Hanau where Licher Baeren (7-4) beat Hanau (6-5) on the road 100-89. It was a key game for the second position in Group South. Licher Baeren moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Weissenhorn. Hanau at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Noerdlingen. Licher Baeren will play against Bayer Giants (#8) in Leverkusen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hanau will play at home against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tenth-ranked Leitershofen (3-8) made lots of trouble for leader Dragons Rhoendorf (11-0) in Diedorf on Sunday. The visitors from Rhoendorf managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for Geddes Robinson who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Lindsey Hughey responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Dragons Rhoendorf have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 11-0 record. Leitershofen lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Konstanz. Dragons Rhoendorf will meet Noerdlingen (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leitershofen will play against TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (7-4) against fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (7-4) on Saturday night. Host Weissenhorn Youngstars were defeated by TV 1862 Langen in a tough game in Weissenhorn 78-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. It was an exceptional evening for Martinis Woody who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Weissenhorn. TV 1862 Langen's next round opponent will be Dresden (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#10).
Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets delivered the tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked BSW Sixers (5-6) 89-72. The best player for the winners was Julius Coles who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for SG Schwelmer Baskets. They maintain first place in Group North with 10-1 record. BSW Sixers lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face RSV Eintracht (#11) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSW Sixers will play on the road against Recklinghausen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group North Herten Lions defeated MTV Wolfenbuettel in a road game 83-75. Rist Wedel smashed Hannover at home 104-77. Dorsten won against Wulfen on the opponent's court 84-73. SU Medien managed to outperform Stahnsdorf in a home game 80-67. Oldenburg managed to beat Recklinghausen on the road 91-80.
In Group South TSV Troester defeated Konstanz on its own court 69-62. Fraport SKY II was beaten by Dresden in a road game 100-90.
The best stats of 11th round was 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Howard Sant-Roos of SU Medien.


Group North
MTV Wolfenbuettel - Herten Lions 75-83

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-7) was defeated at home by third ranked Herten Lions (8-3) 83-75 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Herzoege Wolfenbuettel won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Herten Lions won last quarter 24-18. They made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was center Julius Ducker (205-84) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) added 20 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Herten Lions. They maintain third place in Group North with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Dragons. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Herten Lions will face Hannover Tigers (#9) in Hannover in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play on the road against BSV Wulfen.
Top scorers:
Herten Lions: B.Larrieu 18+1reb+2ast, J.Ducker 16+8reb+2ast, A.Bowie 14+5reb+3ast, W.Taylor 11+9reb, C.Hackenesch 8+5reb+1ast, Y.Opitz 8+1reb
MTV Wolfenbuettel: H.Knopke 20+4reb+5ast, T.Clark 20+9reb+2ast, F.Theis 14+6reb+2ast, D.Ward 10+3reb, L.Thomas 6+4ast, D.Nawrocki 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185159


Rist Wedel - Hannover 104-77

No shocking result in a game when second ranked SC Rist Wedel (9-2) smashed at home 8th ranked Hannover Tigers (4-7) 104-77 on Saturday. The game without a history. SC Rist Wedel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SC Rist Wedel shot 29 for 39 from the free-throw line, while Hannover Tigers only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded Hannover Tigers 45-24 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. SC Rist Wedel looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Hannover Tigers were plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Marvin Boadu (193-89) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. American point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 26 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) produced 18 points and the other American import guard Maurice Williams (192-83, college: Los Medanos JC) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. SC Rist Wedel maintains second place in Group North with 9-2 record having just two points less than leader Dragons. Hannover Tigers lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Oldenburg (#6) at home in the next round. Hannover Tigers will play against Herten Lions.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 26+2reb+3ast, D.Hopkins 19+9reb+2ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 15+10reb, F.Boeke 13+3reb, M.Boadu 11+12reb+9ast, I.Akpinar 9+4reb+8ast
Hannover: A.Cook 18+2reb+3ast, M.Williams 10+6reb+3ast, T.Welzel 10+1reb+4ast, J.Lodders 9+6reb+2ast, J.Mondo 9+1reb+1ast, D.Boahene 8+3reb
gschID: 185154


Wulfen - Dorsten 73-84

Very expected game when 10th ranked BSV Wulfen (3-8) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Dorsten (6-5) 84-73 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Dorsten forced 19 BSV Wulfen turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) who scored 18 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. Naturalized Albanian guard Nderim Pelaj (179-88) chipped in 15 points. Four Dorsten players scored in double figures. Dorsten's coach Torsten Schierenbeck used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and guard Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-90) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Dorsten maintains fourth place in Group North with 6-5 record. Loser BSV Wulfen dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Dorsten will face Spot Up Medien Baskets (#8) in Braunschweig in the next round. BSV Wulfen will play at home against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: C.Jones 18+1reb+7ast, N.Pelaj 15+3reb+1ast, N.Janoschek 14+4reb, G.Hagner 10+3reb+1ast, J.Cadmus 9, C.Marquardt 6+1reb+1ast
Wulfen: A.Houston 15+5reb+2ast, H.Bellscheidt 15+5reb+2ast, A.Young 14+10reb, P.Gunther 9+3reb+3ast, P.Mazur 7+5reb, M.Berger 6+3reb+8ast
gschID: 185158


SU Medien - Stahnsdorf 80-67

Everything could happen in Braunschweig at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets and 11th ranked RSV Eintracht had identical 3-7 record. This time Spot Up Medien Baskets used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Stahnsdorf 80-67 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Spot Up Medien Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Spot Up Medien Baskets outrebounded RSV Eintracht 37-25 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Center Erik Land (205-90) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) produced 20 points and forward Yannick Evans (202-86) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spot Up Medien Baskets (4-7) moved-up to eighth place in Group North, which they share with MTV Wolfenbuettel and Hannover. Loser RSV Eintracht keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Spot Up Medien Baskets will face higher ranked Dorsten (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. RSV Eintracht will play against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 34+11reb+5ast, E.Land 19+7reb+2ast, D.Johnson 8+6reb+1ast, C.Njoya Nken 7+1reb+3ast, J.Wessels 6+6reb+1ast, T.Tessmann 4+3reb
Stahnsdorf: B.Wheadon 20+3reb+3ast, Y.Evans 15+7reb+1ast, T.Grauel 7+1reb+1ast, C.Neubauer 6+6reb+3ast, R.Jorch 5+3reb, M.Reid 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185157


Schwelm - BSW Sixers 89-72

Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets delivered the tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked BSW Sixers (5-6) 89-72. The game was mostly controlled by SG Schwelmer Baskets. BSW Sixers was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 BSW Sixers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Naturalized Italian Dario Fiorentino (206-86) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four SG Schwelmer Baskets players scored in double figures. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) added 17 points respectively for the guests. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for SG Schwelmer Baskets. They maintain first place in Group North with 10-1 record. BSW Sixers lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face RSV Eintracht (#11) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSW Sixers will play on the road against Recklinghausen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: D.Fiorentino 17+6reb, J.Coles 16+12reb, A.Kronhardt 15+3reb+1ast, L.Wendt 10+1reb+9ast, A.Conerly 8+4reb+5ast, S.Schroter 7+6reb+1ast
BSW Sixers: R.Schirmer 20+8reb, J.Simmons 17+2reb+3ast, S.Ahnsehl 13+1reb+7ast, F.Diestelhorst 7+5reb, T.Lipke 5+4reb+1ast, D.Stawowski 4+4reb
gschID: 185156


Recklinghausen - Oldenburg 80-91

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Recklinghausen (5-6) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Oldenburg (5-6) 91-80 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 52-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Oldenburg made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) who scored 27 points and 4 assists. Guard Anselm Hartmann (190-93) chipped in 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) added 32 points respectively for the hosts. Oldenburg moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen and BSW Sixers. Oldenburg will face league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Recklinghausen will play against BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 27+4reb+4ast, A.Hartmann 19+9reb+4ast, P.Albrecht 10+3reb, A.Witte 10+2reb, C.Heinrich 9+2reb+1ast, J.Meyer 7+6reb
Recklinghausen: P.Carney 32+4reb+2ast, R.Franklin 22+14reb+5ast, M.Bregulla 11+1reb+5ast, D.Leithner 6+3reb+3ast, C.Bruns 3+3reb+1ast, S.Germana 2+2reb
gschID: 185155


Group South
Leitershofen - Dragons 77-79

Tenth-ranked Leitershofen (3-8) made lots of trouble for leader Dragons Rhoendorf (11-0) in Diedorf on Sunday. The visitors from Rhoendorf managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 26-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Nick Larsen (188-83) helped adding 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Parnell Smith (200-84, college: Buffalo) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Dragons Rhoendorf have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 11-0 record. Leitershofen lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Konstanz. Dragons Rhoendorf will meet Noerdlingen (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leitershofen will play against TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dragons: N.Larsen 18+2reb+5ast, G.Robinson 16+7reb+3ast, K.Ekoemeye 12+5reb, L.Steffen 10+1reb+1ast, F.Koch 9+5reb+2ast, E.Tukiss 5+1reb+2ast
Leitershofen: P.Smith 18+9reb+1ast, L.Hughey 18+7reb+3ast, P.Wischnewski 16+1reb+1ast, S.Montag 10+3reb+2ast, A.Chalusiak 5+4reb+4ast, S.Woelki 4
gschID: 186898


Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen 83-89

The biggest surprise of round 11 in ProB was guest Noerdlingen's (6-5) road victory over 6th ranked Bayer Giants (5-6) 89-83 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-83. Noerdlingen outrebounded Bayer Giants 48-28 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Kedrick Johnson (193-83, college: Lee) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. Five Noerdlingen players scored in double figures. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) produced 26 points and 9 assists and Marc Rass (182-87) added 26 points respectively for the hosts. Noerdlingen moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Hanau. Bayer Giants at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Fraport SKY II. Noerdlingen is looking forward to face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayer Giants will play against Licher Baeren (#4) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: F.Brutting 21+6reb+2ast, B.Hogg 21+3reb+5ast, K.Johnson 17+12reb+4ast, S.Schmoll 13+9reb+1ast, D.Rastatter 12+9reb+2ast, J.Eichler 5+4reb+1ast
Bayer Giants: M.Rass 26+2reb+1ast, A.Parker 26+3reb+9ast, M.Goddek 11+5reb+2ast, J.Eggleston 9+7reb+3ast, M.Kuczmann 5+4reb, M.Brueggemann 5+4reb
gschID: 186897


TSV Troester - Konstanz 69-62

There was a small surprise in Breitenguessbach where twelfth ranked TSV Troester (2-9) won against 10th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (3-8) 69-62 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 22-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. TSV Troester forced 23 ifm Baskets Konstanz turnovers. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Johannes Thiemann (203-94) who scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Johannes Richter (206-93) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. Four TSV Troester players scored in double figures. Forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Robinson Louisme (201-84, college: Tulane) added 7 points and 15 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. TSV Troester maintains twelfth place in Group South with 2-9 record. Loser ifm Baskets Konstanz keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. TSV Troester will face higher ranked Leitershofen (#11) in Diedorf in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: J.Thiemann 11+6reb, D.Schmidt 10+2reb+2ast, D.Taylor 10+2reb, J.Richter 10+6reb, J.Dippold 8+4reb, T.Korndoerfer 6+1reb
Konstanz: F.Henningsen 18+7reb+1ast, L.Menck 13+6reb+1ast, O.Sylla 11+5reb+4ast, R.Louisme 7+15reb, M.Nikolic 7+3reb, P.Leidig 4+4reb
gschID: 186896


Hanau - Licher Baeren 89-100

Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Licher Baeren and 3rd placed Hanau where Licher Baeren (7-4) beat Hanau (6-5) on the road 100-89. It was a key game for the second position in Group South. The game was mostly controlled by Licher Baeren. Hanau was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Licher Baeren moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Weissenhorn. Hanau at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Noerdlingen. Licher Baeren will play against Bayer Giants (#8) in Leverkusen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hanau will play at home against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 186894


Weissenhorn - Langen 78-86

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (7-4) against fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (7-4) on Saturday night. Host Weissenhorn Youngstars were defeated by TV 1862 Langen in a tough game in Weissenhorn 78-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. TV 1862 Langen made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman P.J. Reyes (196, college: Charleston Un.) accounted for 20 points, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winning side. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Kay Gausa (199-92) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Weissenhorn Youngstars in the defeat. Four TV 1862 Langen and five Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Weissenhorn. TV 1862 Langen's next round opponent will be Dresden (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#10).
Top scorers:
Langen: P.Reyes 20+4reb+5ast, M.Woody 19+14reb+1ast, T.Jahn 17+9reb+1ast, J.Domdey 14+3reb, M.Schneider 5+5reb+4ast, G.Raebel 5+2ast
Weissenhorn: T.Joenke 17+5reb+3ast, M.Shtein 15+3reb+2ast, B.Butler 11+1reb, M.Hesson 11+6reb+2ast, K.Gausa 11+8reb+4ast, P.Vojkovic 7+1reb
gschID: 186895


Dresden - Fraport SKY II 100-90

There was an upset when higher ranked Fraport Skyliners II (5-6) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Dresden (4-7) 100-90 on Friday. Dresden shot 62.1 percent from the field. Dresden outrebounded Fraport Skyliners II 38-21 including a 27-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Dresden especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was American center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) chipped in 29 points. Four Dresden players scored in double figures. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Tim Oldenburg (202-92) produced 24 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) added 27 points and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Dresden moved-up to ninth place in Group South. Fraport Skyliners II lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Dresden will face league's second-placed TV 1862 Langen at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Dresden: J.Boucher 29+1reb, J.Benson 26+10reb, A.Heide 18+7reb+1ast, A.Jones 14+9reb+4ast, R.Haas 5+1reb+2ast, M.von der Wippel 4+4reb+1ast
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 27+3reb, T.Oldenburg 24+7reb+1ast, J.Novak 11+5reb+1ast, F.Theilig 8+2ast, M.Merz 7+2reb+10ast, B.Nicolay 5+1ast
gschID: 186893



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 8: Kavala - Peristeri GS 84-79
Dec. 9: Kolossos - KAOD 82-76
Dec. 8: Ilysiakos - PAOK 72-76
Dec. 8: Aris - Ikaros 70-60
Dec. 8: Panelefsiniakos - Apollon Patras 68-69
Dec. 9: AGOR - Olympiacos 64-78

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 15: KAOD - Aris
Dec. 15: Peristeri GS - Kolossos
Dec. 15: Kavala - Panathinaikos
Dec. 15: Ikaros - AGOR
Dec. 15: Olympiacos - Ilysiakos
Dec. 15: PAOK - Panelefsiniakos
Dec. 15: Apollon Patras - Panionios

Round 9

Dec. 19: Panathinaikos - Panionios


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Kavala
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Gagaloudis, Kavala20.3 
 2. Pappas, Panionios19.1 
 3. Kiritsis, Ikaros18.6 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.0 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.1 
 6. McGrath, PA.14.9 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros14.6 
 8. Kakaroudis, KAOD13.9 
 9. Grant, Apollon13.6 
 10. Papadopoulos, PA.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 2. Vrkic, Ikaros7.2 
 3. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.1 
 4. Faye, Ikaros7.1 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.9 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.8 
 7. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.8 
 8. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 9. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 10. Coleman, Kavala6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.2 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.4 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.3.9 
 5. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 6. Gagaloudis, Kavala3.7 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos3.7 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK3.7 
 9. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.4 
 10. Pappas, Panionios3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.3 
 3. Grundy, Kavala2.1 
 4. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 5. Papanikolaou, Olym.2.0 
 6. Grant, Apollon1.9 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.8 
 8. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.7 
 9. Knowles, KAOD1.7 
 10. Gagaloudis, Kavala1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, AGOR2.2 
 2. Coleman, Kavala2.0 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.6 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.4 
 5. Michel, KAOD1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 8. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Wyatt, Ikaros0.9 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Giorgos ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
  Ermis L.
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.7 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.19.8 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.19.4 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.3 
 5. Vranjes, Pagrati18.1 
 6. Kakiouzis, Lavrio17.8 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.17.0 
 8. Kitsoulis, OFI16.3 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.15.3 
 10. Kaklamanos, Trika.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Noeas, Koroivos8.9 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.8 
 3. Manousos, Doxa L.8.6 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.6 
 5. Doychinov, OFI8.2 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.7.7 
 7. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.2 
 8. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 9. Kitsoulis, OFI7.1 
 10. Charismidis, Trik.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.5 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.4 
 3. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.3 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos5.3 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.9 
 6. Papadakis, OFI3.7 
 7. Saloustros, Filath.3.7 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.4 
 10. Karaboulas, Nea K.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 2. Vranjes, Pagrati2.3 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.2.3 
 4. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.2 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.0 
 7. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.8 
 8. Sakellarakis, Irak.1.8 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.8 
 10. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.1.1 
 4. Pelkic, Irakleio0.9 
 5. Charismidis, Trika.0.9 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.8 
 8. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.8 
 9. Antetokoubo, Filat.0.7 
 10. Sioutis, Nea Kifi.0.7 


Div.B Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 9

North

Dec. 9: Egaleo - Doxa Pefkon 80-77
Dec. 9: Marousi - MENT 80-76
Dec. 9: Metamorfosi - Ionikos Ionias 78-77
Dec. 9: Iraklis - Ionikos N.F. 73-72
Dec. 9: Filippos Veroias - Stratoni 67-51
Dec. 9: Anatolia - Periko/Arhelaos 54-46

South

Dec. 9: Enosi - Doukas 89-85
Dec. 9: Amyntas Dafnis - Panerythraikos 73-77
Dec. 9: AEK Athens - Aetos 73-69
Dec. 9: Kronos AD - Psyhiko 67-72
Dec. 9: Halkidas - Perama Ermis 67-55
Dec. 9: Esperos Patras - Holargos 62-91

Regular Season: Round 10

North

Dec. 16: Periko/Arhelaos - Metamorfosi
Dec. 16: MENT - Anatolia
Dec. 16: Ionikos Ionias - Filippos Veroias
Dec. 16: Stratoni - Egaleo
Dec. 16: Doxa Pefkon - Iraklis
Dec. 16: Ionikos N.F. - Aias Evosmou

South

Dec. 16: Holargos - Diagoras
Dec. 16: Doukas - Esperos Patras
Dec. 16: Psyhiko - AEK Athens
Dec. 16: Aetos - Halkidas
Dec. 16: Perama Ermis - Amyntas Dafnis
Dec. 16: Panerythraikos - Near East


A1 Round 9: Kavala tries to escape the last position defeating Peristeri GS - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked Kavala managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Peristeri GS 84-79. And what about a second win in a row after ...seven consecutive loses. Kavala made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Peristeri GS helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized American center Steve Panos (206-88, college: Weber St.) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) chipped in 19 points. The best for the losing side was forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Peristeri GS's coach Tzimis Koustenis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kavala (2-7) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Panelefsiniakos. Peristeri GS at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Aris and KAOD. Kavala is looking forward to face higher ranked Panathinaikos (#4) in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Peristeri GS will play at home against Kolossos (#8) in Rodou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A1 top team - Olympiacos (9-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked AGOR (5-4) in Rethymno 78-64. The former international forward Georgios Printezis (206-85, agency: FCM) nailed 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Kyle Hines accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds for AGOR in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Olympiacos have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-0 record. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Ikaros and Apollon Patras. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Ilysiakos.
A very close game took place in Eleusina between Apollon Patras and Panelefsiniakos. Seventh ranked Apollon Patras (5-4) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Panelefsiniakos (2-7). Apollon Patras managed to escape with a 1-point win 69-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou who scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Nikos Liakopoulos who recorded 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Apollon Patras moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ikaros and AGOR. Panelefsiniakos lost their third game in a row. Panelefsiniakos at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kavala. Apollon Patras will meet at home league's second-placed Panionios in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panelefsiniakos will play against PAOK (#3) in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Thessaloniki where higher ranked Ikaros (5-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Aris (3-6) 70-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ikaros. It was a good game for Kostas Charissis who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Aris' coach Vangelis Agelou allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Aris moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Ikaros at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be KAOD (#11) in Dramas. Ikaros will play at home against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 9 KAOD lost to Kolossos on the opponent's court 76-82. Ilysiakos unfortunately lost to PAOK in a home game 72-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by Kostas Haralampidis of PAOK.


AGOR - Olympiacos 64-78

A1 top team - Olympiacos (9-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked AGOR (5-4) in Rethymno 78-64. It looked good early as AGOR took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Olympiacos had a 22-11 second period charge getting the lead and AGOR was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-78. Olympiacos dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to AGOR's 30. The former international forward Georgios Printezis (206-85, agency: FCM) nailed 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Kyle Hines (198-86) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for AGOR in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-0 record. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Ikaros and Apollon Patras. Olympiacos' 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:
Olympiacos: K.Hines 15+6reb+1ast, G.Printezis 13+9reb+1ast, V.Spanoulis 11+1reb+6ast, A.Law 8+5reb+3ast, K.Sloukas 7+5reb+1ast, J.Powell 7+1ast
AGOR: B.Petway 16+5reb+1ast, M.Antonio Carter 13+6reb, N.Kommatos 11+3reb, N.Angelopoulos 7+2reb+1ast, U.Duvnjak 7+1reb+1ast, A.Tsochlas 5+1ast
gschID: 203596


Kolossos - KAOD 82-76

Everything could happen in Rodou at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Kolossos and 8th ranked KAOD had identical 3-5 record. This time Kolossos used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Dramas 82-76. KAOD was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 24-15 third quarter run of Kolossos. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by KAOD helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international guard Giannis Kalambokis (195-78, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory with 23 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). American point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) contributed with 22 points for the winners. French center Guy-Marc Michel (213-88, college: Indiana) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and center Kostas Kakaroudis (204-83) added 13 points in the effort for KAOD. KAOD's coach Giorgos Kalafatakis let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kolossos (4-5) moved-up to eighth place. KAOD lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Kolossos' next round opponent will be Peristeri GS (#9) in Athens. KAOD will play at home against Aris in Thessaloniki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: G.Kalambokis 23+4reb+2ast, M.Hatten 22+4reb+3ast, K.Langford 9+8reb+2ast, L.Dendy 9+10reb+2ast, F.Koumpouras 8+1reb+2ast, G.Kalaitzis 6+2reb+2ast
KAOD: K.Kakaroudis 13+2reb+2ast, G.Michel 13+8reb, K.Palmer 10+4reb+1ast, P.Knowles 8+2reb+2ast, S.Ioannou 7+1reb, T.Zaras 7+3ast
gschID: 203593


Panelefsiniakos - Apollon Patras 68-69

A very close game took place in Eleusina between Apollon Patras and Panelefsiniakos. Seventh ranked Apollon Patras (5-4) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Panelefsiniakos (2-7). Apollon Patras managed to escape with a 1-point win 69-68 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (199-77, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Nikos Argyropoylos (186-78) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (189-83, agency: FCM) who recorded 13 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Nikos Papanikolopoulos (192-79) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively. Four Panelefsiniakos players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Apollon Patras moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ikaros and AGOR. Panelefsiniakos lost their third game in a row. Panelefsiniakos at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kavala. Apollon Patras will meet at home league's second-placed Panionios in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panelefsiniakos will play against PAOK (#3) in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: K.Grant 13+2reb+1ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 12+7reb+3ast, N.Argyropoylos 12+4reb+5ast, E.McCollum 9+7reb, G.Klaiber 6+3reb, I.Krolo 6+3reb
Panelefsiniakos: N.Papanikolopoulos 14+2reb+4ast, N.Liakopoulos 13+3reb+4ast, C.Deligiannis 11+1reb, N.Papanikolaou 11+6reb+2ast, G.Tsiakos 6+5reb, T.Nikou 5+9reb
gschID: 203598


Ilysiakos - PAOK 72-76

Very predictable result in Athens where fourth ranked PAOK (7-2) defeated bottom-ranked Ilysiakos (1-8) 76-72. It looked good early as Ilysiakos took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then PAOK had a 25-18 second period charge getting the lead and Ilysiakos was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-76. It was a good game for point guard Kostas Haralampidis (189-76) who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. PAOK's coach Soulis Markopoulos allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Ernest Scott (201-82, college: Valdosta St.) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Ilysiakos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for PAOK. They moved-up to third place. Ilysiakos lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. PAOK's next round opponent will be Panelefsiniakos (#12) 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 Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
PAOK: K.Haralampidis 22+6reb+5ast, L.Papadopoulos 15+11reb+3ast, E.Margaritis 13+6reb, D.McGrath 11+4reb+2ast, G.Dedas 5+4reb, N.Kalles 4+3reb
Ilysiakos: E.Scott 20+6reb, T.Stoglin 19+8reb+3ast, A.Jones 13+2reb+2ast, M.Hampton 10+5reb+2ast, P.Dorkofikis 5+8reb+2ast, D.Arapis 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 203597


Kavala - Peristeri GS 84-79

Bottom-ranked Kavala managed to get the second consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Peristeri GS 84-79. And what about a second win in a row after ...seven consecutive loses. Kavala made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Peristeri GS helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized American center Steve Panos (206-88, college: Weber St.) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) chipped in 19 points. Four Kavala players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) with 22 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Nontas Papantoniou (190-90) scored 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Peristeri GS's coach Tzimis Koustenis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kavala (2-7) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Panelefsiniakos. Peristeri GS at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with Aris and KAOD. Kavala is looking forward to face higher ranked Panathinaikos (#4) in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Peristeri GS will play at home against Kolossos (#8) in Rodou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kavala: Y.Gagaloudis 19+2reb+2ast, S.Panos 17+9reb, D.Kalampakas 12+2reb, C.Stefanidis 10+4reb+1ast, A.Grundy 7+2reb+1ast, N.Stylianou 6+4reb
Peristeri GS: A.Kanonidis 22+6reb, N.Papantoniou 14+3reb+6ast, P.Melissaratos 9+5reb, D.Kompodietas 9+3reb, D.Thorne 7+2reb+1ast, A.Petroulas 7+7reb+7ast
gschID: 203594


Aris - Ikaros 70-60

An interesting game took place in Thessaloniki where higher ranked Ikaros (5-4) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Aris (3-6) 70-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ikaros. It looked good early as Ikaros took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Aris had a 22-12 second period charge getting the lead and Ikaros was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-70. It was a good game for power forward Kostas Charissis (212-79, college: USC, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Michalis Pelekanos (198-81, agency: FCM) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Aris players scored in double figures. Aris' coach Vangelis Agelou allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana) answered with 21 points and Croatian guard Zoran Vrkic (200-87) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ikaros. Aris moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Ikaros at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be KAOD (#11) in Dramas. Ikaros will play at home against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aris: M.Pelekanos 16+5reb, M.Pasalic 14+3reb+1ast, A.Asimakopoulos 11+5reb+3ast, K.Charissis 10+11reb+1ast, D.Verginis 6+1reb+2ast, Z.Sarikopoulos 4+1reb
Ikaros: D.Gibson 21+3reb+3ast, Z.Vrkic 17+5reb+1ast, G.Larentzakis 8+5reb+3ast, M.Faye 6+11reb, M.Giannakidis 3+1reb+1ast, V.Symtsak 3+6reb
gschID: 203592



Greek A2 round 9 best performance: Bojan Pelkic - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (206-F-83) had a great game in the last round for Irakleio, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out OFI (#13, 1-9) 97-94. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Irakleio maintains the 10th position in Greek A2. Irakleio is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-6 record. In the team's last game Pelkic had a remarkable 59.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Irakleio's top player in his first season with the team. Bojan Pelkic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 7.1rpg) and averages impressive 55.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Bulgarian Krum Doychinov (206-C-86, agency: Interperformances) of OFI. Doychinov had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as OFI was edged by the higher-ranked Irakleio (#10, 3-6) 97-94. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. OFI keeps 13th position. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory OFI managed to get this year. Doychinov is a newcomer at OFI, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80, agency: Court Side) of Ikaroi Serron (#6). Simeonidis showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Ikaroi Serron, leading his team to a 76-74 win against the higher-ranked Nea Kifisia (#2, 9-1). Ikaroi Serron needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Simeonidis has a very solid season. In 9 games in Greece he scored 14.8ppg. He also has 6.1rpg and FGP: 60.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-F-83) of OFI - 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Christos Petrodimopoulos (209-C/F-80) of Nea Kifisia - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Thanos Kamariotis (199-G-94) of Ermis Lagkada - 22 points and 10 rebounds
8. Christos Liberopoulos (185-G-88) of Lavrio - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Giannis Papachristos (194-F-80) of Trikalla - 17 points and 12 rebounds
10. Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) of Koroivos - 26 points, 4 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)



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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Leiden 12-2 
 2. Den Bosch 12-2 
 3. M.Magixx 9-4 
 4. Groningen 9-5 
 5. Leeuwarden 7-7 
 6. Zwolle 7-7 
 7. Den Helder K. 7-7 
 8. Weert 4-9 
 9. Amsterdam 1-13 
 10. Rotterdam 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 8: Leeuwarden - Weert 98-91
Dec. 8: Den Helder K. - Rotterdam 88-70
Dec. 6: Groningen - Zwolle 86-65
Dec. 6: Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 86-106
Dec. 6: Den Bosch - Amsterdam 85-56
Dec. 8: Groningen - Den Bosch 76-80
Dec. 9: Amsterdam - Leiden 68-85
Dec. 8: M.Magixx - Zwolle 100-82
Dec. 11: Weert - M.Magixx



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Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Atomeromu - Kormend 93-63
Dec. 9: Marso NYKK - FS Debrecen 93-55
Dec. 9: PVSK Pannon - Szedeak 85-78
Dec. 7: Jaszberenyi - Kaposvari 84-96
Dec. 9: Albacomp - Falco-Szova 83-69
Dec. 8: ZTE KK - Soproni 73-75
Dec. 12: Albacomp - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Spica, Kaposvari22.1 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.21.6 
 3. Buljan, Kormend21.1 
 4. Legion, PVSK P.21.0 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.7 
 6. Swanston, Kapos.20.7 
 7. Wood, Albacomp20.3 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.9 
 9. Copeland, ZTE K.19.8 
 10. Gurley, Szedeak19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen10.0 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.4 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.9.3 
 4. Davis, Marso N.9.2 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.5 
 6. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 7. Toth, PVSK P.8.0 
 8. Fey, Falco-Szova7.7 
 9. Shaw, Kormend7.6 
 10. Hendlein, Kaposva.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.4 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.3 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.6.1 
 4. Copeland, ZTE K.6.0 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.9 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 7. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 8. Loesing, PVSK P.5.1 
 9. Dunn, Kaposvari5.0 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari3.2 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.2.9 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.8 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.6 
 5. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.3 
 6. Davis, Marso N.2.0 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.2.0 
 8. Spica, Kaposvari1.8 
 9. Wise, Soproni1.8 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen1.3 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.2 
 3. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 4. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.8 
 6. Levy, Falco-Szova0.7 
 7. Wise, Soproni0.6 
 8. Lekli, Albacomp0.6 
 9. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.6 
 10. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.5 



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Standings

IBA Standings
 1. Kankakee S. 11-0 
 2. Kenosha B. 7-2 
 3. St.Louis T. 6-3 
 4. Battle Creek K. 5-5 
 5. Rockford RD 4-6 
 6. Holland Dream 2-6 
 7. Gary Splash 2-6 
 8. Springfield X. 0-2 
 9. Lansing C. 0-3 
 10. Lake County S. 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 8: Holland Dream - Battle Creek K. 128-140
Dec. 7: Battle Creek K. - Lansing C. 125-119
Dec. 8: Rockford RD - Kenosha B.
Dec. 8: Gary Splash - St.Louis T.
Dec. 9: Kankakee S. - Kenosha B.



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Division 1 results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Results from last games in Division 1.

Hottur 73 hamar 88.Hamar keeps 1 place with Valur and has not lost yet in the league. Hottur in 3-4 place.
Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87, college: Delaware St.) 30 points, Austin Bracey 15 for Hottur. Larus Jonsson 19, Ragnar Nathanealson 16 for Hamar.
FSU 81. Breidablik 71. Good win for FSU. Breidablik struggling.
Ari Gylfason leading scorer for FSU 21. Thorsteinn Gunnlaugsson 24 for Breidablik.
Haukar 77 Reynir 59 Haukur Oskarsson 28 for Haukar. Gudmundur Gunnarsson 16 for Reynir.
A 62 Valur 91. Valur keeps on winning and not lost game yet.
Sigurdur R. Sigurdsson 15 pts for IA. Chris Woods 19 for Valur.
Thor 80 Augnablik 56 Vic Ian Damasian 15 for Thor. Ludvik Bjarnason 16 for Augnablik



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Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 5-0 
 2. Pelita Jaya 5-0 
 3. CLS Knights 5-1 
 4. Hangtuah 3-2 
 5. Garuda 3-3 
 6. Satria Muda 2-3 
 7. Bimasakti 2-3 
 8. Pacific Caesar 2-4 
 9. Stadium Jak. 2-4 
 10. Satya Wacana 2-4 
 11. NSH GMC Riau 1-4 
 12. Tonga BSC 1-5 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 12: Hangtuah - NSH GMC Riau
Jan. 12: Stadium Jak. - Satya Wacana
Jan. 12: Dell Aspac - Pelita Jaya
Jan. 12: CLS Knights - Tonga BSC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rachmad UTOMO
  CLS Knights
  (180-SF-85)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Utomo, CLS Knights18.2 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac16.2 
 3. Prawiro, Dell Aspac14.8 
 4. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.13.8 
 5. Ahmad, Satria Muda13.3 
 6. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.0 
 7. Sabara, Pacific13.0 
 8. Efendi, NSH G.11.3 
 9. Joni, Hangtuah11.2 
 10. Sucipto, Satya W.10.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Sabara, Pacific11.3 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac10.6 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.9.6 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.9.2 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.8.2 
 6. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.2 
 7. Nolland, Garuda6.7 
 8. Damanik, Pelita Ja.6.4 
 9. Sucipto, NSH G.6.4 
 10. Prasetyo, Hangtu.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Budi SUCIPTO
  Satya W.
  (169-G-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Sucipto, Satya W.4.7 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.6 
 3. Sartika, Bimasakti4.4 
 4. Muharri, CLS K.4.2 
 5. Gerungan, Dell A.4.0 
 6. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.6 
 7. Wijaya, Garuda3.3 
 8. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.8 
 9. Utomo, CLS Knights2.8 
 10. Wicaksono, Stadi.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.4 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.2 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda3.0 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.8 
 5. Pranatyo, Garuda2.7 
 6. Pradhitya, NSH G.2.6 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.5 
 8. Sartika, Bimasakti2.4 
 9. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.4 
 10. Jati, Dell Aspac2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rony GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.1.6 
 2. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.6 
 3. Gendro Maryo., Bim.1.4 
 4. Teguh, Hangtuah1.2 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.2 
 6. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.2 
 7. Sabara, Pacific1.0 
 8. Nasution, Satya W.1.0 
 9. Ruslan, Stadium1.0 
 10. Michel, Satria Mu.0.8 



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 9: Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi Rishon 92-80
Dec. 9: Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Holon 88-86
Dec. 9: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Ashdod 83-73
Dec. 9: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Haifa 103-92
Dec. 10: Netanya - Maccabi T-A
Dec. 10: Bnei Hasharon - Galil Gilboa


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.18.9 
 2. Simpson, Maccabi18.5 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.0 
 4. Dove, Elizur Ashke.17.8 
 5. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.16.8 
 7. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.16.8 
 8. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.16.8 
 9. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.4 
 10. Uter, Maccabi16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.0 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.11.1 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.1 
 4. Washington, Netan.9.6 
 5. Uter, Maccabi9.4 
 6. Calathes, Maccabi9.3 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 8. Thomas, Maccabi8.9 
 9. Wright, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Tillman, Hapoel E.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.1 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.8 
 3. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.6 
 4. Bradley, Netanya4.5 
 5. Israeli, Maccabi4.5 
 6. Timor, Hapoel T-A4.2 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.4.1 
 8. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.3.9 
 9. Hayes, Galil Gilboa3.9 
 10. Dyson, Hapoel Ho.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.1 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Washington, Netan.2.3 
 4. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 5. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 6. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 7. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.1.9 
 8. Mills, Elizur A.1.9 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.9 
 10. Wright, Maccabi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.3 
 2. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 3. Uter, Maccabi2.0 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.8 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.7 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Thomas, Maccabi1.4 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.4 
 9. Green, Galil Gilboa1.3 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.1.2 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 9: Cantu - Angelico BI 85-62
Dec. 9: Enel Brindisi - JuveCaserta 82-74
Dec. 9: Sidigas AV - Acea Virtus RM 79-94
Dec. 9: Umana VE - SAIE3 BO 65-51
Dec. 9: Cimberio VA - Sutor MGR 106-88
Dec. 9: Banco di Sard. - Trenkwalder RE 105-84
Dec. 10: Montepaschi - Vanoli CR
Dec. 10: Pesaro - EA7 Armani


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.2 
 2. Harris, Vanoli CR18.8 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.5 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.2 
 5. Ere, Cimberio VA17.8 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi16.3 
 7. Diener, Banco d.15.9 
 8. Diener, Banco d.15.6 
 9. Banks, Cimberio VA15.5 
 10. Langford, EA7 A.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.9.1 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas8.8 
 3. Akindele, JuveCase.8.5 
 4. Dunston, Cimberio.7.8 
 5. Kotti, Vanoli CR7.5 
 6. Burns, Sutor MGR7.4 
 7. Stipanovic, Vanoli7.3 
 8. Crosariol, Pesaro7.2 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA7.0 
 10. Easley, Banco d.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Diener, Banco d.8.0 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.9 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.1 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.3 
 5. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.2 
 6. Cook, EA7 Armani4.1 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.4.0 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.7 
 9. Steele, Sutor MGR3.6 
 10. Cinciarini, Trenk.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Angelico.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robinson, Angelico.2.6 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA2.5 
 3. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.3 
 4. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 5. Thornton, Banco d.2.2 
 6. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.1 
 7. Goss, Acea V.2.1 
 8. Datome, Acea V.2.0 
 9. Dunston, Cimberio.1.9 
 10. James, Trenkwal.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 2. Ress, Montepaschi1.5 
 3. Simmons, Enel B.1.4 
 4. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 5. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 6. Datome, Acea V.1.2 
 7. Crosariol, Pesaro1.2 
 8. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 
 9. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.1 
 10. Tyus, Cantu1.0 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Giorgo Tesi PT 8-1 
 2. Biancoblu BO 7-2 
 3. Givova Scafati 7-3 
 4. Sigma Barcel. 7-3 
 5. Novipiu Casale 6-4 
 6. Tezenis VE