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  ABA   



Fayetteville team roster - by Gianni Pascucci

Mr. Mike Dixon , CEO and founder of the ABA team named Fayetteville Flight, has just communicated to Usbasket.com the 2012-13 season roster, that is as follows:

22 J.J. Williams G 5'6 165lbs Fairmont, NC Shaw University
11 RJ Bethea Jr. G 6'4 180lbs Fayetteville, NC Louisburg Col
1 Darrell Gathers G 6'0 185lbs Fayetteville, NC Campbell College
44 Brandon McRae G 6'1 185lbs Fatetteville, NC Jack Britt High
2 Kevin Hall G 6'1 200lbs Fayetteville, NC Benedict College
4 Vincent Jones Jr. G 6'1 175lbs Maxton, NC South Robeson HS
8 William McCrae G/F 6'5 185lbs St. Pauls, NC St. Pauls High
33 CJ Kitt C 6'10 245lbs. Bosier City, LA E.E. Smith High
15 German Bostic G 6'0 180lbs. Gibson,NC Sandhills CC
4 Hilary Mclaurin F 6'5 180lbs. Southern Pines,NC Sandhills CC
13 Bryan Calloway G 6'1 175lbs. Palakta, FL Mid Christian U
21 Charles Kennedy F 6'4 190lbs. Philly, PA Phil. Biblical Co
9 Jeremy Howard G 6'4 188lbs. Myrtle Beach, SC
45 Cornell Holmes F 6'5 195lbs. Myrtle Beach, SC Brunswick College
7 C. Dollard G 6'2 180lbs. Hemingway, SC Ohio Christian U.
Coaching Staff:
Harold Farris - Head Coach
Charles Clark - Asst. Coach/Scout
Marcus McDuffie - Asst.Coach



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 2: Cedevita - Krka 97-78
Dec. 1: Radnicki KG - Zadar 92-79
Dec. 2: Un.Olimpija - Cibona 87-82
Dec. 1: MZT Skopje - Szolnok 87-53
Dec. 2: Igokea - Partizan 73-50
Dec. 1: KK Split - Buducnost 71-69
Dec. 2: Crvena Zvezda - Siroki WWin 69-57

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 8: Zadar - Szolnok
Dec. 9: Partizan - MZT Skopje
Dec. 8: Krka - Igokea
Dec. 9: Cibona - Cedevita
Dec. 10: Siroki WWin - Un.Olimpija
Dec. 8: Buducnost - Crvena Zvezda
Dec. 8: Radnicki KG - KK Split


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darko PLANINIC
  Siroki W.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Planinic, Siroki W.16.2 
 2. Travis, Zadar15.0 
 3. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.9 
 4. Capin, Radnicki KG14.3 
 5. Bader, Szolnok13.9 
 6. Rakocevic, Crvena13.6 
 7. White, Radnicki KG13.6 
 8. Lucic, Partizan13.4 
 9. Mimica, KK Split13.2 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bader, Szolnok9.0 
 2. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.6 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin7.5 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.4 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.2 
 6. Planinic, Siroki W.6.2 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.6.2 
 8. Brown, Crvena Z.6.0 
 9. Baynes, Un.Olimpija5.8 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Srdan SUBOTIC
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 2. Capin, Radnicki KG4.5 
 3. Hammonds, Igokea4.5 
 4. Vladovic, Krka4.4 
 5. Simon, Szolnok4.2 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.5 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.1 
 9. Prostran, Zadar2.9 
 10. Popovic, Buducno.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 3. White, Radnicki KG1.8 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 5. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 6. Prepelic, Un.Olimp.1.5 
 7. Joksimovic, Igokea1.4 
 8. Capin, Radnicki KG1.4 
 9. Kalve, Szolnok1.4 
 10. Worthington, Radn.1.4 
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. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 6. Kalve, Szolnok0.6 
 7. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.6 
 8. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 
 9. Ramljak, Zadar0.5 
 10. Gordon, Partizan0.5 


Round 11: Igokea beats Partizan in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aleksandrovac. First ranked Bosnian Igokea faced second-ranked Serbian Partizan. Host Igokea (9-2) smashed guests from Beograd (8-3) 73-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Partizan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Igokea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Partizan to just 7 points in second quarter. Igokea forced 23 Partizan turnovers. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 17 points. Center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Igokea have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the second position with three games lost. Igokea are looking forward to face Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Partizan will play at home against MZT Skopje (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Split. Twelfth ranked Croatian KK Split (5-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-5) 71-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. Center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Srdan Subotic contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Aleksa Popovic (201-87) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Buducnost. Buducnost's coach Dejan Radonjic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Split moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Un.Olimpija and Krka. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with MZT Skopje and Radnicki KG. KK Split will play against higher ranked Radnicki KG (#6) in Kragujevac in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play at home against Zvezda in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Skopje. Local MZT Skopje (6-5) outscored 14th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-9) 87-53 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Damjan Stojanovski who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Sead Sehovic responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Szolnok's coach Peter Por gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Defending FYR Macedonian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Buducnost and Radnicki KG. Szolnok lost fifth consecutive game. Defending Hungarian champion stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. MZT Skopje will meet league's second-placed Partizan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Szolnok will play against KK Zadar (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 11 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Cibona was defeated by Un.Olimpija in Ljubljana 87-82. Cedevita smashed Krka at home 97-78. Siroki WWin lost to Crvena Zvezda on the opponent's court 57-69. Radnicki KG managed to outperform Zadar in a home game 92-79.
The best stats of 11th round was 19 points and 16 rebounds by Aaron Baynes of Un.Olimpija.


Igokea - Partizan 73-50

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aleksandrovac. First ranked Bosnian Igokea faced second-ranked Serbian Partizan. Host Igokea (9-2) smashed guests from Beograd (8-3) 73-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Partizan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Igokea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Partizan to just 7 points in second quarter. Igokea forced 23 Partizan turnovers. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 17 points. Center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) added 2 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Igokea have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the second position with three games lost. Igokea are looking forward to face Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Partizan will play at home against MZT Skopje (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Igokea: M.Brkic 17+4reb+1ast, B.Jorovic 13+11reb, N.Joksimovic 10+6reb+5ast, S.Stemberger 7+2reb+1ast, F.Adamovic 7+2ast, M.Komatina 6+2reb+1ast
Partizan: D.Musli 10+6reb, L.Westermann 7+3reb+2ast, N.Milutinov 7+3reb, D.Andusic 6+2reb, V.Lucic 5+4reb, N.Gordic 4+2reb
gschID: 183701


Un.Olimpija - Cibona 87-82

Everything could happen in Ljubljana at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija and 10th ranked Croatian Cibona had identical 4-6 record. This time Un.Olimpija used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Zagreb 87-82 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for Australian-New Zealand center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) helped adding 26 points. Power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 23 points and American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Un.Olimpija (5-6) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Krka and KK Split. Cibona lost fourth consecutive game. Defending Croatian champion dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Siroki WWin. Un.Olimpija will meet HKK Siroki WWin (#12) in the next round. Cibona's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cedevita.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: K.Prepelic 26+2reb+1ast, A.Baynes 19+16reb+3ast, J.Blazic 9+2ast, S.Salin 8+3reb, D.Muric 7+5reb, D.Page 6+1reb
Cibona: T.Zubcic 23+3reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 15+5reb+2ast, D.Kus 13+3reb+3ast, J.Hamilton 9+6reb, A.Zizic 8+6reb+1ast, H.Kovacevic 6+2reb
gschID: 183699


Cedevita - Krka 97-78

No shocking result in a game in Zagreb where fourth ranked Croatian Cedevita (7-4) smashed 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (5-6) 97-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-78. Cedevita made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 4 assists. Center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Five Cedevita players scored in double figures. Cedevita's coach Aleksandar Petrovic used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Edo Muric (202-91) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Cedevita moved-up to third place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Defending Slovenian champion Krka keeps the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Un.Olimpija and KK Split. Cedevita's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena Cibona.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: B.Wright 20+2reb+4ast, L.Andric 16+6reb+4ast, L.Babic 12+2reb, M.Gelabale 12+4reb+1ast, V.Ilievski 12+2reb+2ast, M.Bilan 8+3reb
Krka: J.Lalic 17+5reb, E.Muric 16+5reb+2ast, M.Pajic 12+4reb+1ast, J.Klobucar 9+3reb+2ast, E.Kastrati 8+2reb+3ast, S.Pavic 8+7reb
gschID: 183700


Crvena Zvezda - Siroki WWin 69-57

Very expected game in Beograd where 12th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (4-7) was defeated by fourth ranked Serbian Zvezda (7-4) 69-57 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Zvezda. HKK Siroki WWin managed to win second period 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 6 rebounds. American center Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia) helped adding 12 points and 5 rebounds. Croatian center Darko Planinic (211-90) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zvezda have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Cedevita. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Cibona. Zvezda will meet Buducnost (#5) in the next round. HKK Siroki WWin will play against Un.Olimpija (#9) in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: E.Brown 12+5reb, B.Savovic 11+6reb+2ast, M.Scott 10+6reb+1ast, B.Subotic 9+4reb, V.Radivojevic 7+1reb+4ast, R.Katic 7+2reb+2ast
Siroki WWin: D.Planinic 22+9reb+2ast, M.Sutalo 18+4reb+2ast, J.Naletilic 8+1reb+5ast, D.Persic 5+1reb+1ast, I.Ramljak 2+4reb+2ast, R.Rikic 2+1reb
gschID: 183698


KK Split - Buducnost 71-69

Important game to mention about took place in Split. Twelfth ranked Croatian KK Split (5-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-5) 71-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. It looked good early as Buducnost took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then KK Split had a 20-10 second period charge getting the lead and Buducnost was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-71. Center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Srdan Subotic (190-80) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four KK Split players scored in double figures. Aleksa Popovic (201-87) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian forward Strahinja Milosevic (203-85) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Buducnost. Buducnost's coach Dejan Radonjic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Split moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Un.Olimpija and Krka. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with MZT Skopje and Radnicki KG. KK Split will play against higher ranked Radnicki KG (#6) in Kragujevac in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buducnost will play at home against Zvezda in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KK Split: N.Vujcic 20+5reb+3ast, F.Kruslin 15+1reb+2ast, V.Vukusic 13+2reb, S.Subotic 13+3reb+6ast, I.Mimica 5+8reb+3ast, T.Dijan 3+1reb+2ast
Buducnost: A.Popovic 14+7reb, G.Lee 11+2reb, V.Mihailovic 10, C.Vitkovac 7+3reb+1ast, M.Popovic 7, S.Milosevic 6+7reb
gschID: 183697


MZT Skopje - Szolnok 87-53

The game with biggest result difference took place in Skopje. Local MZT Skopje (6-5) outscored 14th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-9) 87-53 on Saturday night. The game without a history. MZT Skopje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of Damjan Stojanovski (197-87) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and center Zoltan Trepak (210-77, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) scored 9 points. Szolnok's coach Peter Por gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Defending FYR Macedonian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Buducnost and Radnicki KG. Szolnok lost fifth consecutive game. Defending Hungarian champion stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. MZT Skopje will meet league's second-placed Partizan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Szolnok will play against KK Zadar (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 20+2reb+1ast, D.Stojanovski 15+6reb+4ast, U.Nikolic 13+8reb+1ast, C.Davis 12+5reb+1ast, G.Cekovski 10+4reb+2ast, N.Otasevic 8+2reb+6ast
Szolnok: S.Sehovic 15+6reb+2ast, Z.Trepak 9+3reb, A.Horvath 9+1reb, M.Fodor 5+2ast, L.Markovic 4+4reb, M.Bader 4+7reb
gschID: 183702


Radnicki KG - Zadar 92-79

Very predictable result in Kragujevac where sixth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (6-5) beat 13th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (3-8) 92-79 on Saturday. The game without a history. Radnicki KG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 8 assists. American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) helped adding 18 points. Four Radnicki KG players scored in double figures. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) responded with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and center Franko Kastropil (212-84) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Radnicki KG moved-up to fifth place, which they share with MZT Skopje and Buducnost. KK Zadar lost third consecutive game. KK Zadar at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Radnicki KG will meet at home KK Split (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zadar will play against Szolnok in Szolnok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radnicki KG: T.White 18+4reb+1ast, A.Capin 18+3reb+8ast, M.Worthington 13+2reb+3ast, S.Sinovec 13+7reb+2ast, M.Borisov 7+6reb, R.Varda 7+3reb+2ast
Zadar: R.Travis 14+8reb+4ast, B.Krasic 11+2reb+3ast, G.Vrbanc 11, T.Prostran 10+2reb+4ast, F.Kastropil 8+8reb+1ast, J.Brkic 8+3reb
gschID: 183696



Aaron Baynes claims Adriatic League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Australian-New Zealand Aaron Baynes (208-C-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Un.Olimpija and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 26-year old center had a double-double of 19 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Cibona (#11, 4-7) 87-82. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Un.Olimpija is placed at 9th position in Adriatic League . Un.Olimpija 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. Baynes turned to be Un.Olimpija's top player in his first season with the team. Washington State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Baynes is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 5.8rpg) and averages solid 60.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Croatian center Darko Planinic (211-C-90) of Siroki WWin. Planinic impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Siroki WWin lost that game 57-69 to the higher-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#4, 7-4). Siroki WWin is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-7 record. Planinic is one of the most experienced players at Siroki WWin and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.2ppg (#1). He also registered 6.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Un.Olimpija's star - Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92). Prepelic scored 26 points. He was another key player of Un.Olimpija, helping his team with a 87-82 win against slightly lower-ranked Cibona (#11, 4-7). The chances of Un.Olimpija ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Prepelic could help Un.Olimpija to bring them higher in the standings. Prepelic has a very solid season. In 11 games in Adriatic League he scored 12.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82) of Radnicki KG - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Jure Lalic (210-C-86) of Krka - 17 points and 5 rebounds
6. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Zadar - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) of KK Split - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) of MZT Skopje - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90) of Cibona - 23 points and 3 rebounds
10. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81) of Igokea - 13 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)



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 15-5 
 2. Penarol 14-5 
 3. Lanus 14-6 
 4. Olimpico LB 13-8 
 5. Libertad S. 12-6 
 6. Quimsa 11-9 
 7. Argentino 11-9 
 8. Atenas 11-9 
 9. Sionista 10-12 
 10. GECR Indalo 9-12 
 11. Wuber-Est.Bahia 8-10 
 12. Boca Jrs 8-11 
 13. Union Progr. 7-12 
 14. Obras 6-12 
 15. 9 de Julio 5-15 
 16. La Union 4-17 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 7

Nov. 30: Penarol - Union Progr. 93-71
Dec. 1: Obras - Argentino 87-64
Nov. 30: Sionista - GECR Indalo 85-79
Nov. 30: Libertad S. - Olimpico LB 79-74
Nov. 30: Quimsa - Atenas 78-80
Dec. 1: Boca Jrs - 9 de Julio 78-74
Nov. 30: Wuber-Est.Bahia - La Union 75-71
Nov. 30: Regatas C. - Lanus 75-69

Second Stage: Round 9

Dec. 7: Boca Jrs - Sionista
Dec. 7: 9 de Julio - Libertad S.
Dec. 7: Olimpico LB - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Dec. 7: La Union - GECR Indalo
Dec. 7: Obras - Regatas C.
Dec. 7: Argentino - Quimsa
Dec. 7: Atenas - Penarol
Dec. 7: Union Progr. - Lanus


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.7 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.9 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 4. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.7 
 5. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 6. Lewis, La Union17.5 
 7. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 8. Jackson, GECR I.17.0 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.4 
 10. McGowan, Olimpico.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.12.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.4 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.0 
 5. Fierro, Atenas8.3 
 6. Seawright, GECR I.7.9 
 7. Lewis, La Union7.6 
 8. Williams, Quimsa7.5 
 9. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.3 
 10. Battle, Lanus7.1 
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.4.3 
 4. Aguirre, Quimsa4.1 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 8. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.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 LB2.2 
 3. Ciorciari, GECR I.2.1 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Aguirre, Quimsa1.7 
 6. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.7 
 7. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.6 
 9. Espinoza, Obras1.6 
 10. Pittman, Sionista1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 4. Mata, Penarol1.0 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.0.9 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.8 
 7. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 8. Moss, Union Progr.0.8 
 9. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.7 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 11-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 9-2 
 3. Obera TC 6-5 
 4. Instituto Cor. 6-5 
 5. San Isidro 5-5 
 6. Atl.Echague 4-7 
 7. Sarmiento 4-7 
 8. Alvear 4-7 
 9. La Union 3-7 
 10. Union Sunch 3-8 
South
 1. Alianza Viedma 7-3 
 2. Sport Club 7-4 
 3. Ciclista 6-4 
 4. Quilmes MP 6-4 
 5. San Lorenzo Ch. 6-5 
 6. Rocamora 5-6 
 7. MH Basket 4-6 
 8. Huracan 4-7 
 9. Banda Norte 4-7 
 10. Bragado 3-8 

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 30: San Isidro - Union Sunch 96-84
Nov. 30: La Union - Obera TC 93-73
Nov. 30: Estudian.Con. - Sarmiento 86-78
Nov. 30: Rocamora - Bragado 77-80
Nov. 30: Alvear - Atl.Echague 77-79
Dec. 1: Instituto Cor. - San Mart.C. 71-78
Nov. 30: Banda Norte - San Lorenzo Ch. 70-75
Nov. 30: Sport Club - Huracan 66-59
Dec. 2: Ciclista - Quilmes MP
Dec. 2: Alianza Viedma - MH Basket


LigaA Round 7 (Second Stage): Lanus lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 7 in LigaA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Corrientes where host Regatas Corrientes (15-5) beat league's leader Lanus (14-6) 75-69 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 29-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. point guard Lucas Perez (184-87) produced 17 points for lost side. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Regatas Corrientes have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Lanus at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Regatas C.. Lanus will play next round against Sionista trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Regatas Corrientes will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
Important game to mention about took place in Santiado Estero. Eighth ranked Atenas (11-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Quimsa (11-9) 80-78 in the fight for the sixth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Bruno Colli (175-92) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Matias Lescano contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81, agency: Players Group) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Quimsa. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Atenas. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Argentino and Quimsa. Atenas will play against higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Sunchales was also quite interesting. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda (13-8) played at the court of fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (12-6). Libertad Sunchales managed to secure a 5-point victory 79-74 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. It was a great evening for William Graves who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Sam Clancy responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Libertad Sunchales maintains fifth place with 12-6 record. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Libertad Sunchales will meet at home Atenas (#8) in the next round. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Buenos Aires, where higher ranked Argentino (11-9) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked Obras (6-12) 87-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Argentino. It was an exceptional evening for Juan Gutierrez who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Obras maintains fourteenth place with 6-12 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be 9 de Julio (#15) in Rio Tercero.

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
9 de Julio was defeated by Boca Jrs in Buenos Aires 78-74. Penarol smashed Union Progr. at home 93-71. Bottom-ranked La Union lost to Wuber-Est.Bahia on the opponent's court 71-75. Sionista managed to outperform GECR Indalo in a home game 85-79.
The best stats of 7th round was 24 points and 12 rebounds by Darren Phillip of Union Progr..


Obras - Argentino 87-64

We should mention about the upset which took place in Buenos Aires, where higher ranked Argentino (11-9) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked Obras (6-12) 87-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Argentino. The game without a history. Obras led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Argentino to just 6 points in third quarter. Obras shot 23 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Argentino only scored five points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Argentino helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). International forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Five Obras players scored in double figures. American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican swingman Kennel Sanchez (195-83, college: Drexel) added 13 points respectively for Argentino in the defeat. Obras maintains fourteenth place with 6-12 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be 9 de Julio (#15) in Rio Tercero.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Gutierrez 19+15reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 16+4reb+4ast, R.Humphrey 13+4reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 13+5reb+2ast, M.Osimani 11+2reb+2ast, T.Field 7+1reb
Argentino: K.Lytch 18+7reb+2ast, K.Sanchez 13+4reb, J.Cangelosi 8+3reb, C.Amicucci 8+5reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 6+6reb, F.Funes 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 189426


Boca Jrs - 9 de Julio 78-74

There was no surprise in Buenos Aires where 15th ranked 9 de Julio (5-15) was defeated by twelfth ranked Boca Juniors (8-11) 78-74. 9 de Julio was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 47-37 second half run of Boca Juniors. They outrebounded 9 de Julio 46-26 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by 9 de Julio helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) accounted for 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Robert Hornsby (201-82, college: Troy) added 21 points respectively for 9 de Julio in the defeat. Boca Juniors maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. 9 de Julio at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Boca Juniors' next round opponent will be higher ranked Argentino (#7) in Junin and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. 9 de Julio will play on the road against Obras (#14) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: D.Santiago 22+9reb, J.DeGroat 20+7reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 19+3reb+4ast, M.Stanic 7+3reb+2ast, P.Hopson 6+8reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 2+6reb+1ast
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 22+5reb, R.Hornsby 21+3reb, J.Ayarza 15+6reb, D.Gerbaudo 7+6reb+4ast, E.Ruiz 5+3reb+1ast, G.Torre 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 189422


Quimsa - Atenas 78-80

Important game to mention about took place in Santiado Estero. Eighth ranked Atenas (11-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Quimsa (11-9) 80-78 in the fight for the sixth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Quimsa. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 28-22 run, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Bruno Colli (175-92) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Atenas players scored in double figures. Naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81, agency: Players Group) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) added 15 points in the effort for Quimsa. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Atenas. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Argentino and Quimsa. Atenas will play against higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play against Olimpico de La Banda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atenas: B.Colli 17+2reb+2ast, A.Elsener 13+4reb, D.Guaita 10+8reb+1ast, M.Lescano 10+5reb+4ast, J.Bulfoni 10+1reb+3ast, J.Aprea 8+2reb
Quimsa: D.Tintorelli 15+9reb, J.Mojica 15+3reb+2ast, N.Aguirre 14+1reb+4ast, S.Vega 9+5reb+1ast, J.Williams 7+10reb+1ast, R.Stanton 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 189425


Penarol - Union Progr. 93-71

No shocking result in a game in Mar del Plata where third ranked Penarol (14-5) smashed 13th ranked Union Progresista (7-12) 93-71. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Union Progresista was better in second period 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Penarol players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Union Progresista's players. It was an exceptional evening for American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Martin Leiva (209-80) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Five Penarol players scored in double figures. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Adrian Moss (203-81, college: Florida) came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Gonzalo Laphitzborde (188-75) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Union Progresista in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Penarol. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Union Progresista keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Penarol's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa which should be another easy win for them. Union Progresista will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: D.Teague 24+6reb+3ast, M.Leiva 16+6reb+3ast, M.Mata 15+6reb+1ast, L.Gutierrez 11+4reb+7ast, F.Campazzo 11+4reb+7ast, T.Terrell 6+2reb+1ast
Union Progr.: A.Moss 15+5reb, A.Zago 13+2reb, G.Laphitzborde 10+6reb+3ast, C.Avalle 10+1reb+1ast, C.Schoppler 9+5reb+3ast, D.Phillip 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 189424


Regatas C. - Lanus 75-69

Round 7 in LigaA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Corrientes where host Regatas Corrientes (15-5) beat league's leader Lanus (14-6) 75-69 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 29-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. point guard Lucas Perez (184-87) produced 17 points and the former international swingman Carlos Schattmann (194-87) added 9 points respectively for lost side. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Regatas Corrientes have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Lanus at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Regatas C.. Lanus will play next round against Sionista trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Regatas Corrientes will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: F.Kammerichs 20+16reb+2ast, P.Quinteros 18+2reb+4ast, T.Washam 13+4reb+1ast, P.I. Calderon 9+5reb+1ast, J.Martinez 6+6reb+6ast, J.Meyinsse 4
Lanus: L.Perez 17+4reb+2ast, A.Boccia 10+1reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 9+4reb+1ast, P.Prato 9+2reb, N.Laprovittola 8+1reb+3ast, W.McFarlan 7+7reb
gschID: 189423


Libertad S. - Olimpico LB 79-74

The game in Sunchales was also quite interesting. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda (13-8) played at the court of fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (12-6). Libertad Sunchales managed to secure a 5-point victory 79-74 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Olimpico de La Banda won third quarter 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American swingman William Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Diego Garcia (190-79) helped adding 17 points. At the losing side American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales maintains fifth place with 12-6 record. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Libertad Sunchales will meet at home Atenas (#8) in the next round. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: W.Graves 24+6reb, D.Garcia 17+3reb, J.Treise 11+4reb+3ast, M.Saglietti 9+3reb+2ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 9+2reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 7+4reb
Olimpico LB: S.Clancy 26+16reb+2ast, C.McGowan 18+7reb+2ast, F.Ramirez 14+2reb+3ast, J.Machuca 5+4reb+1ast, J.Levy 5+2reb+1ast, A.Pau 3+1ast
gschID: 189421


Wuber-Est.Bahia - La Union 75-71

Very expected game in Bahia Blanca where 16th ranked La Union (4-17) was defeated by eleventh ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (8-10) 75-71. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as La Union took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Wuber-Est.Bahia had a 20-13 second period charge getting the lead and La Union was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-75. Wuber-Est.Bahia made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Wuber-Est.Bahia outrebounded La Union 43-30 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for international center Juan Manuel Torres (210-84) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 18 rebounds. point guard Lucas Faggiano (189-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Anthony Roberson (189-83, college: Florida) added 21 points respectively for La Union in the defeat. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains eleventh place with 8-10 record. La Union lost their fifth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia's next round opponent will be Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela. La Union will play on the road against the league's second-placed Penarol having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Torres 16+18reb+1ast, J.Williams 16+3reb+3ast, L.Faggiano 15+6reb+3ast, L.Blanchard 15+4reb, L.Nailon 9+4reb+2ast, F.Ferrini 3+2reb+2ast
La Union: G.Lewis 27+12reb+1ast, A.Roberson 21+2reb, T.Shannon 8+8reb+1ast, J.Brussino 6+2reb, N.Gianella 5+4ast, A.Marin 4+6reb
gschID: 189420


Sionista - GECR Indalo 85-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Parana where tenth ranked Sionista (10-12) beat 9th ranked GECR Indalo (9-12) 85-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But GECR Indalo won third quarter 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Joshua Pittman (195-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) who led the winners and scored 28 points. International point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) came up with 23 points and 5 rebounds and center Diego Romero (203-82, college: Florida St.) added 22 points and 7 rebounds respectively for GECR Indalo in the defeat. Sionista moved-up to ninth place. GECR Indalo lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Sionista's next round opponent will be higher ranked Lanus (#3) in Buenos Aires and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GECR Indalo will play on the road against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sionista: J.Pittman 28+2reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 16+2reb+5ast, N.Miller 12+1reb, M.Sandes 8+5reb+1ast, A.Zilli 8+10reb+1ast, D.Hure 6+3reb
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 23+5reb+2ast, D.Romero 22+7reb+1ast, K.Seawright 15+6reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 8+3reb+5ast, J.Robinson 6+1reb+1ast, M.Byro 5+1reb
gschID: 189419



Sam Clancy claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Sam Clancy (202-C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Olimpico LB and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage).
The 32-year old center had a double-double of 26 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Libertad S. (#5, 12-6) 74-79. Olimpico LB maintains the 4th position in Argentinian LigaA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Olimpico LB will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 13-8 record. Clancy turned to be Olimpico LB's top player in his first season with the team. University of Southern California graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clancy is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.4rpg) and averages solid 2.0bpg and 61.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old American forward Gregory Lewis (200-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) of La Union. Lewis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as La Union was edged by the higher-ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (#11, 8-10) 75-71. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. La Union is still at the dead bottom 16th position. 17 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories La Union managed to get this Second Stage. Lewis is well-known by La Union fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#6). He also registered 7.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Italian forward Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras (#14). Gutierrez scored 19 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Obras, leading his team to a 87-64 easy win against the higher-ranked Argentino (#7, 11-9). The chances of Obras not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Gutierrez could try to bring Obras' a little bit higher in the standings. Gutierrez has individually a great season in Argentina. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.9ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 52.6% and 3PT: 47.6%. Juan Gutierrez has also Argentinian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) of Regatas C. - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Juan Manuel Torres (210-C-84) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 16 points and 18 rebounds
6. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76) of Boca Jrs - 22 points and 9 rebounds
7. Diego Romero (203-C-82) of GECR Indalo - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. David Jackson (196-G-82) of GECR Indalo - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. David Teague (196-G-83) of Penarol - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Joshua Pittman (195-F-76) of Sionista - 28 points and 2 rebounds

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



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Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 30: Breakers - Tigers 94-64
Dec. 2: 36ers - Kings 85-88
Dec. 2: Taipans - Hawks 76-66
Nov. 30: Crocodiles - 36ers 75-73
Nov. 30: Wildcats - Kings 75-56

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 7: Wildcats - Hawks
Dec. 8: Kings - Breakers
Dec. 8: Crocodiles - Tigers
Dec. 9: 36ers - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Madgen, Kings19.4 
 2. Jackson, Breakers16.9 
 3. Deleon, Hawks15.8 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles15.2 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats14.9 
 6. Johnson, 36ers14.7 
 7. Tragardh, Taipans14.7 
 8. Knight, Wildcats14.5 
 9. Wilson, Taipans14.1 
 10. Scott, Tigers14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.9 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Scott, Tigers7.4 
 4. Forman, Hawks7.2 
 5. Crosswhite, Kings7.2 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.0 
 7. Lazare, Kings6.9 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.8 
 9. Tragardh, Taipans6.7 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Jackson, Breakers8.1 
 2. Gibson, 36ers4.9 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.6 
 4. Wilson, Taipans3.4 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
 6. Henry, Kings3.3 
 7. Martin, Hawks3.2 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats2.7 
 10. Bruce, Kings2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.6 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.6 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles1.3 
 5. Henry, Kings1.3 
 6. Williams, Taipans1.2 
 7. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.0 
 2. Schenscher, 36ers1.2 
 3. Scott, Tigers1.2 
 4. Redhage, Wildcats1.1 
 5. Garlepp, Kings1.0 
 6. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 7. Rush, Tigers0.7 
 8. Knight, Wildcats0.6 
 9. Tragardh, Taipans0.6 
 10. Walker, Tigers0.6 


NBL Round 9: New Zealand Breakers keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

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

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers smashed 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 94-64. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Melbourne Tigers' 38. They outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-27 including a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) with 15 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Townsville Crocodiles trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kings in Sydney.
Important game to mention about took place in Wulguru. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (1-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5) 75-73 on Friday evening. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) nailed 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and Jacob Holmes accounted for 6 points and 16 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Paul Woolpert allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) came up with 17 points and 7 assists for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will play against higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Findon between Kings and Adelaide 36ers. Fourth ranked Kings (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5). Kings managed to escape with a 3-point win 88-85 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Aaron Bruce who scored 22 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Adam Gibson who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the fifth position with five games lost. Kings will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Wollongong Hawks (7-2) against sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Wollongong Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in Cairns 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Wollongong Hawks. It was a good game for Jamar Wilson who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 8 assists. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Wollongong Hawks at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Perth was also quite interesting. 4th placed Kings (7-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Perth Wildcats (6-3). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. Shawn Redhage stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Kings dropped to the third position with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play at home against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Taipans - Hawks 76-66

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Wollongong Hawks (7-2) against sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Wollongong Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in Cairns 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Wollongong Hawks. It looked good early as Wollongong Hawks took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cairns Taipans had a 23-13 second period charge getting the lead and Wollongong Hawks were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-76. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 42-24 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 8 assists. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) answered with 15 points and 7 assists and the former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) added 15 points in the effort for Wollongong Hawks. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Wollongong Hawks at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: J.Wilson 11+2reb+8ast, C.Tragardh 10+8reb, B.Hill 10+6reb+1ast, A.Grabau 10+4reb+1ast, A.Loughton 9+4reb+4ast, C.Gliddon 9+4reb+4ast
Hawks: R.Martin 15+3reb+7ast, G.Saville 15+2reb+1ast, L.Hurdle 12+3reb+2ast, O.Forman 11+7reb, D.Gruber 7+4reb, A.Deleon 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 182657


36ers - Kings 85-88

A very close game took place in Findon between Kings and Adelaide 36ers. Fourth ranked Kings (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5). Kings managed to escape with a 3-point win 88-85 on Sunday evening. Adelaide 36ers cut a 14-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) who scored 22 points and 5 assists. Forward Graeme Dann (202-83) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists and center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the fifth position with five games lost. Kings will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: A.Bruce 22+3reb+5ast, B.Madgen 14+5reb+1ast, K.White 13+4reb+1ast, G.Dann 12+6reb+4ast, I.Crosswhite 10+4reb+1ast, C.Henry 9+4reb+4ast
36ers: D.Johnson 24+8reb+1ast, A.Gibson 22+4reb+10ast, L.Schenscher 18+10reb+2ast, S.Weigh 14+6reb, M.Creek 3, A.Petrie 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182656


Breakers - Tigers 94-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers smashed 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 94-64. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Melbourne Tigers' 38. They outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-27 including a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) with 15 points and forward Lucas Walker (203-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 8 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Townsville Crocodiles trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kings in Sydney.
Top scorers:
Breakers: C.Jackson 28+10reb+10ast, T.Abercrombie 11+3reb+1ast, A.Pledger 10+9reb, C.Webster 10+1reb+2ast, D.Corletto 9+1reb, W.Hudson 6+6reb
Tigers: J.Flynn 15+3reb+3ast, B.Lewis 10+2reb+1ast, S.Scott 9+1reb, L.Walker 8+7reb+2ast, A.Ballinger 8+3reb+1ast, C.Goulding 7+2reb
gschID: 182654


Crocodiles - 36ers 75-73

Important game to mention about took place in Wulguru. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (1-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5) 75-73 on Friday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Townsville Crocodiles made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) nailed 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and the former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) accounted for 6 points and 16 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Paul Woolpert allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) came up with 17 points and 7 assists and the former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) added 13 points respectively for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will play against higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 22+6reb+5ast, M.Cedar 11+1reb+1ast, M.Norton 10+1ast, P.Crawford 9+1reb, R.Hinder 9+4reb, J.Holmes 6+16reb+1ast
36ers: A.Gibson 17+1reb+7ast, J.Cadee 13+4reb+3ast, S.Weigh 10+9reb+1ast, L.Schenscher 8+7reb+2ast, D.Johnson 8+6reb, A.Petrie 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182655


Wildcats - Kings 75-56

The game in Perth was also quite interesting. 4th placed Kings (7-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Perth Wildcats (6-3). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 18-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-56. Perth Wildcats dominated on the defensive end, holding Kings to just 5 points in second quarter. They also forced 19 Kings turnovers. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) with 9 points and 6 rebounds and center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) scored 4 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Kings dropped to the third position with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play at home against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: S.Redhage 24+9reb+2ast, K.Lisch 13+7reb+7ast, J.Wagstaff 11+7reb+2ast, J.Trueman 10+1reb, D.Martin 7+3reb+3ast, G.Hire 5+5reb+1ast
Kings: C.Henry 13+1reb, T.Garlepp 10+4reb, A.Bruce 9+6reb+3ast, B.Madgen 9+4reb+2ast, D.Lazare 6+3reb, G.Dann 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 182653



Cedric Jackson's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

American guard Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Breakers, receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 26-year old player recorded a triple-double of 28 points addeding also 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team outclassed Tigers (#7, 2-7) with 30-point margin 94-64. It allowed Breakers to take over top position in the Australian NBL. Breakers have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Jackson had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Breakers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Cleveland State University star has very solid stats this year. Jackson. Jackson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 16.9ppg) and averages impressive 2.6spg and 56.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American forward Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International) of Wildcats. Redhage had a very good evening with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Wildcats to another comfortable win 75-56 over slightly higher-ranked Kings (#3, 7-5) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Wildcats consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Redhage is one of the most experienced players at Wildcats and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Adam Gibson (188-PG-86) of 36ers (#5). Gibson scored 22 points and passed ten assists (!!!). Despite Gibson's great performance 36ers lost 85-88 to slightly higher-ranked Kings (#3, 7-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing 36ers needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Gibson has a great season in Australia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.9apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of 36ers - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Kevin Lisch (188-G-86) of Wildcats - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) of 36ers - 24 points and 8 rebounds
8. Graeme Dann (202-F-83) of Kings - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Rhys Martin (193-G-86) of Hawks - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Jacob Holmes (201-F-83) of Crocodiles - 6 points and 16 rebounds

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



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 2: Klosterneub. - Furstenfeld 83-57
Dec. 2: Arkadia - BC Vienna 79-104
Dec. 2: Gussing - Kapfenberg 76-87 OT
Dec. 1: St.Polten - Gmunden 73-84
Dec. 3: UBSC Graz - Oberwart


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.1 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.22.3 
 3. Dale, UBSC G.21.4 
 4. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels19.5 
 6. Ray, BC Vienna19.2 
 7. Shaw, Kapfenberg19.1 
 8. Grum, Furstenfeld19.1 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.4 
 10. Gradnigo, Oberwart17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.13.3 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.6 
 3. Trmal, BC Vienna8.0 
 4. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 5. Speiser, St.Polten7.3 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.0 
 7. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.0 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.0 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna6.9 
 10. Johnson, Oberwart6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna5.8 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.3 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.2 
 4. O''Neal, Furstenfeld4.8 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.1 
 7. Brown, Gmunden4.0 
 8. Schaal, UBSC G.3.8 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
 10. Edwards, Oberwart3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.0 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 3. Arnold, Gmunden1.9 
 4. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.9 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna1.9 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.7 
 7. Bortolin, Arkadia1.5 
 8. Klepeisz, Gussing1.4 
 9. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 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, Arkadia1.1 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.0 
 4. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 7. Pearson, Furstenf.0.7 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 
 9. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Pol.0.7 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 2: Mistelbach - Salzburg 84-61
Dec. 2: Falcons - Vienna Timb. 77-87
Dec. 1: Dornbirn - Basket Flames 76-81
Dec. 1: Kos Celovec - Mattersb.R. 71-81
Dec. 1: Tirol - Worthersee 70-76


Lions part ways with Roman Vorobyev and Vladimir Grebenyuk - sign forward Milos Pajovic in stead - by Stefan Prager

The still winless Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions announced that the club has terminated the try outs of Roman Vorobyev (202-F-91) and Vladimir Grebenyuk (185-G-94, agency: Interperformances). Both Russian players couldn't convince the management of their ability to play. The Lions signed forward Milos Pajovic (205-C-94) in stead. Pajovic was practicing with the team a few weeks ago. Pajovic played for KK Buducnost Podgorica last season and is a member of the Montengrin U18 national team.

Vorobyev appeared in just two games for the Lions scoring 4 points and grabbing 1 rebound. Grebenyuk played three games but was nearly invisible and remained scoreless.




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Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 1: Leotar - Zrinjski HT 91-80
Dec. 1: Kakanj - Servitium 89-74
Dec. 1: Vogosca - Radnik B. 76-78
Dec. 1: Varda HE - Mladost 69-79
Dec. 1: Posusje - Capljina 61-70
Dec. 1: Borac Nektar - Bosna


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sead HADZIFEJZOVIC
  Kak.
  (202-F/C-89)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.21.6 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje21.4 
 3. Djurasovic, Leotar21.0 
 4. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.20.0 
 5. Tuljkovic, Vogosca19.6 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj19.4 
 7. Bjelica, Capljina19.3 
 8. Hot, Vogosca19.0 
 9. Bijelic, Mladost17.4 
 10. Rizvic, Bosna17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ermin JAZVIN
  Zrinjski HT
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT9.6 
 2. Knezevic, Leotar8.8 
 3. Djurasovic, Leotar8.7 
 4. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.4 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.8.4 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik7.0 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.7.0 
 8. Bijelic, Mladost6.9 
 9. Goranovic, Radnik6.8 
 10. Kljestan, Capljina6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nemanja KOVACEVIC
  Capljina
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kovacevic, Capljina6.7 
 2. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.9 
 3. Peljto, Kakanj5.4 
 4. Hot, Vogosca5.2 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.5.2 
 6. Kascelan, Leotar5.1 
 7. Bakovic, Posusje5.0 
 8. Loncar, Borac N.4.2 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.1 
 10. Hodzic, Bosna3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Armin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hot, Vogosca3.2 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.8 
 3. Hodzic, Bosna2.5 
 4. Bjelica, Capljina2.0 
 5. Cutura, Posusje1.8 
 6. Erkic, Radnik B.1.8 
 7. Peljto, Kakanj1.6 
 8. Knezevic, Mladost1.6 
 9. Lovric, Posusje1.6 
 10. Sinadinovic, Zrin.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.6 
 2. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.8 
 4. Popovic, Capljina0.7 
 5. Velimirovic, Mlado.0.7 
 6. Leric, Bosna0.7 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.0.6 
 8. Hot, Vogosca0.6 
 9. Ninkovic, Leotar0.5 
 10. Loncarevic, Radni.0.5 


Standings - D2 Leagues

Division II Standings
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 


Adriatic League: League leaders clash goes in favour of Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Partizan 73:50

Igokea Aleksandrovac stunned Partizan for a lone lead in the Adriatic League season. The Bosnian powerhouse jumped to 9-2 record on top of the ladder. Partizan was left at 8-3 in the second position. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 17 points to pace the hosts.
Igokea snatched a narrow 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. However the hosts gradually increased the pressure. They held Partizan to 7 points in the second quarter and ensured a 33:21 halftime lead. Igokea ran away in the third term. The hosts outscored the Serbian team 22:12 to take a comfortable 22-point lead with one quarter to go. Igokea kept Partizan at distance in the fourth frame and sealed an important win at the end. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) netted 13 points, while Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) added 10 points for the hosts. Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) was the only Partizan player to score in double digits as he netted 10 points. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) and Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) had 7 points each in the loss.

Igokea: Marko Brkic 17, Branko Jorovic 13, Nebojsa Joksimovic 10
Partizan: Dejan Musli 10, Nikola Milutinov 7, Leo Westermann 7



Adriatic League: Crvena Zvezda closes on league leaders - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Siroki WWin 69:57

Crvena Zvezda posted the seventh win in the Adriatic League season. They outshot Siroki WWin in Belgrade to take 7-4 record. Elton Brown (206-C-83, college: Virginia) came up with 12 points to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts.
Crvena Zvezda led 20:15 after ten minutes. The Bosnian team cut the deficit in the second quarter. Siroki got within 3 points at halftime 33:30. Crvena Zvezda went off the dressing rooms recharged. They stiffened defence and opened an 8-point lead at the final intermission. Crvena Zvezda dropped 17 points in the fourth stanza and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) posted 11 points, while Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) chipped in 10 points in the win. Darko Planinic (211-C-90) responded with game-high 22 points for Siroki WWin. Marko Sutalo (193-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) had 18 points in the loss.

Crvena Zvezda: Elton Brown 12, Boris Savovic 11, Mike Scott 10
Siroki WWin: Darko Planinic 22, Marko Sutalo 18



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Dec. 1: Joinville - Vila Velha 99-80
Dec. 1: Limeira - Minas 85-87 OT
Dec. 1: Paulistano - Suzano 84-72
Dec. 1: Liga Sorocaba - Uberlandia 74-63
Dec. 1: Bauru - Franca 67-74

Regular Season: Round 5

Dec. 6: Brasilia - Bauru
Dec. 6: S.Jose/Unimed - Limeira
Dec. 6: Paulistano - Pinheiros/Sky
Dec. 6: Basquete Cearense - Liga Sorocaba
Dec. 6: Minas - Suzano
Dec. 6: Uberlandia - Flamengo
Dec. 6: Franca - Tijuca TC
Dec. 6: Mogi das Cruzes - Joinville
Dec. 6: Vila Velha - Palmeiras


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Desmond HOLLOWAY
  Liga S.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Holloway, Liga S.20.5 
 2. Toyloy, Paulistano18.7 
 3. Day, Uberlandia18.3 
 4. Gruber, Uberlandia18.3 
 5. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 6. Telo, Joinville17.0 
 7. Ramon, Limeira17.0 
 8. Fischer, Bauru16.8 
 9. Luz dos Sant., Fra.16.0 
 10. Jemmott, Vila Vel.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.10.3 
 2. Probst, Joinville8.3 
 3. Castellar, Limeira8.3 
 4. Alves, Bauru8.0 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.5 
 6. Leichtweis, Tijuca7.3 
 7. Cipolini, Uberland.7.0 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.0 
 9. Nunes, Minas6.3 
 10. McGee, Liga S.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Helinho GARCIA
  Uberlandia
  (186-G-75)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Garcia, Uberlandia6.7 
 2. Aleo, Joinville5.8 
 3. Brugger, Paulistano5.0 
 4. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 5. Ramon, Limeira4.3 
 6. Corazza, Paulistano4.3 
 7. Lima, Limeira4.0 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia3.7 
 9. Cortez, Mogi d.3.7 
 10. Pinheiro, Vila Ve.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ricardo FISCHER
  Bauru
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Fischer, Bauru0.0 
 2. Agba, Bauru0.0 
 3. Fischer, Bauru0.0 
 4. Pereira, Bauru0.0 
 5. Figueroa, Franca0.0 
 6. Parker, Vila Velha0.0 
 7. Fernandes, Liga S.0.0 
 8. Oliveira, Paulista.0.0 
 9. dos Santos, Franca0.0 
 10. Neto, Liga Soroc.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Juan Pablo FIGUEROA
  Franca
  (184-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Figueroa, Franca3.8 
 2. Lima, Limeira3.0 
 3. Carvalho, Paulista.2.7 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.3 
 5. Borders, Minas2.0 
 6. Meindl, Franca2.0 
 7. Corazza, Paulistano2.0 
 8. Prado, Joinville2.0 
 9. Parker, Vila Velha1.8 
 10. Collum, Uberlandia1.7 


Pinheiros/Sky force decider in Paulista League Final - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose/Vinac - Pinheiros/Sky 76:87

Pinheiros/Sky claimed a vital victory in the fourth game of the Paulista League Final series. They defeated Sao Jose/Vinac on the road to tie things up at 2-2. The fifth and decisive game of the series is scheduled for December 9th.
Pinheiros/Sky started the game strong. They grabbed a 24:19 lead at the end of the first quarter. Sao Jose/Vinac however bounced back and erased the deficit in the second stanza. They pulled ahead for a 41:37 halftime advantage. Pinheiros/Sky recovered after the big break. The defending champions went on a 22:8 rally to ensure a 10-point lead before the fourth frame. The visitors unloaded 28 points in the final quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Joe Smith (193-G-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) provided 21 points, 7 assists and 4 boards for Pinheiros/Sky. Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) and Mineiro Ferreira (208-C/F-88) added 16 points each for the winners. Fulvio de Assis (187-G-81) responded with 24 points for Sao Jose/Vinac. Andre Laws (186-PG-80, college: San Diego) netted 14 points in defeat.

Sao Jose/Vinac: Fulvio de Assis 24, Andre Laws 14
Pinheiros/Sky: Joe Smith 21, Marcio Dornelles 16, Mineiro Ferreira 16



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A2

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 2: Spartak MVR - Academik PL 96-88
Dec. 2: Dunav 2007 - UE Varna 84-80
Dec. 2: Thrace Univ. - Vidabasket 78-63
Dec. 2: Chavdar - Academik BL 73-84

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 9: Thrace Univ. - Spartak MVR
Dec. 9: Academik BL - Chavdar
Dec. 9: Vidabasket - Dunav 2007
Dec. 9: Academik PL - UE Varna


Division A Round 7: UE Varna is upset by Dunav 2007 - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked UE Varna (5-2) and eighth ranked Dunav 2007 (2-5) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. UE Varna was defeated by Dunav 2007 in a tough game in Ruse 80-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of UE Varna. Dunav 2007 moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted UE Varna keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Academik BL. Dunav 2007 are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vidabasket (#8) on the road in the next round. UE Varna will play against Academik Plovdiv (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Undefeated leader Spartak MVR delivered the seventh consecutive victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Academik Plovdiv (3-4) 96-88 in Sofia. Undefeated Spartak MVR (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Spartak MVR maintains first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Spartak MVR will play against Thrace Univ. (#4) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will play at home against the league's second-placed UE Varna and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Troyan was also quite interesting. Third ranked Academic Blagoevgrad (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Chavdar (1-6). Academic Blagoevgrad defeated Chavdar 84-73 on Sunday. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna. Loser Chavdar keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Vidabasket. Academic Blagoevgrad will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Chavdar will play again against Academic Blagoevgrad (#3).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Stara Zagora. Local Thrace Univ. (4-3) beat 6th ranked Vidabasket (1-6) 78-63. Newly promoted Thrace Univ. maintains fourth place with 4-3 record. Vidabasket lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Thrace Univ.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Spartak MVR in Sofia and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vidabasket will play at home against Dunav 2007 (#6) in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Dunav 2007 - UE Varna 84-80

The game between second ranked UE Varna (5-2) and eighth ranked Dunav 2007 (2-5) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. UE Varna was defeated by Dunav 2007 in a tough game in Ruse 80-84. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of UE Varna. Dunav 2007 moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted UE Varna keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Academik BL. Dunav 2007 are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vidabasket (#8) on the road in the next round. UE Varna will play against Academik Plovdiv (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
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Thrace Univ. - Vidabasket 78-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Stara Zagora. Local Thrace Univ. (4-3) beat 6th ranked Vidabasket (1-6) 78-63. Newly promoted Thrace Univ. maintains fourth place with 4-3 record. Vidabasket lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Thrace Univ.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Spartak MVR in Sofia and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vidabasket will play at home against Dunav 2007 (#6) in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Chavdar - Academik BL 73-84

The game in Troyan was also quite interesting. Third ranked Academic Blagoevgrad (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Chavdar (1-6). Academic Blagoevgrad defeated Chavdar 84-73 on Sunday. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna. Loser Chavdar keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Vidabasket. Academic Blagoevgrad will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Chavdar will play again against Academic Blagoevgrad (#3).
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Spartak MVR - Academik PL 96-88

Undefeated leader Spartak MVR delivered the seventh consecutive victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Academik Plovdiv (3-4) 96-88 in Sofia. Spartak MVR (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Spartak MVR maintains first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Spartak MVR will play against Thrace Univ. (#4) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will play at home against the league's second-placed UE Varna and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 201533



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

33-year old guard Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) put on an amazing game in the last round for Balkan and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team U20 (#10, 0-8) with 26-point margin 91-65. Balkan is placed at 5th position in Bulgarian league. Balkan is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-4 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Bozov as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Jordan Bozov averages this season 9.9ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Bogdan Boev (196-SG-82) of Chernomorets. He is a guard in his first season at Chernomorets. In the last game Boev recorded impressive 20 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Chernomorets was edged by slightly lower-ranked Spartak Pleven (#9, 2-5) 84-80. This loss caused Chernomorets to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Boev is a newcomer at Chernomorets and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Giorgos Galiotos (213-C-86, agency: Interperformances) of Cherno More (#6). Galiotos scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Galiotos' great performance Cherno More lost 66-100 to the higher-ranked Levski Sofia (#3, 5-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Cherno More needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Galiotos has a great season in Bulgaria. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Heath (193-G-84) of Lukoil Academik - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Dimitar Marintchechki (201-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85) of Levski Sofia - 17 points and 5 rebounds
7. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) of Rilski Sportist - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nemanja Milosevic (204-F/C-87) of Tundja Yambol - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Dimitar Anguelov (203-SF-79) of Levski Sofia - 20 points and 2 rebounds
10. Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist - 22 points and 5 rebounds

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



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 7-0 
 2. Acadia 6-0 
 3. UPEI 4-2 
 4. St.Francis X. 4-3 
 5. New Brunsw. 3-5 
 6. Dalhousie 2-5 
 7. St.Mary's 2-5 
 8. Memorial 0-8 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 8-2 
 2. Victoria 7-3 
 3. UFV 7-3 
 4. UNBC 5-5 
 5. TRU 4-5 
 6. TWU 3-7 
 7. Mount Royal 2-8 
 8. UBC Okanagan 1-8 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 9-1 
 2. Manitoba 6-3 
 3. Winnipeg 6-3 
 4. Saskatchewan 6-4 
 5. Lethbridge 5-5 
 6. Calgary 4-6 
 7. Regina 3-7 
 8. Brandon 2-8 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 8-0 
 2. Carleton 7-1 
 3. Ottawa 7-1 
 4. Queen's 6-2 
 5. Laurentian 5-3 
 6. York 4-4 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-6 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 5-2 
 2. Lakehead 3-4 
 3. Brock 2-5 
 4. Guelph 2-5 
 5. Laurier 2-5 
 6. McMaster 2-5 
 7. Western 1-6 
 8. Waterloo 0-7 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 3-1 
 2. Concordia 3-2 
 3. Bishop's 2-1 
 4. Laval 2-3 
 5. UQAM 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 14

Dec. 1: UBC - Lethbridge 96-84
Dec. 1: UNBC - Saskatchewan 93-90
Dec. 1: Lakehead - York 93-58
Dec. 1: Ryerson - McMaster 92-68
Dec. 1: Winnipeg - TRU 90-68
Dec. 1: Guelph - Laurentian 88-78
Dec. 1: New Brunsw. - Cape Breton 83-95
Dec. 1: Manitoba - UBC Okanagan 79-68
Dec. 1: Toronto Univ. - Brock 78-88
Dec. 1: Brandon - TWU 73-75
Dec. 1: Dalhousie - UPEI 73-74
Dec. 1: Waterloo - Ottawa 72-82
Dec. 1: Victoria - Calgary 72-68
Dec. 1: Laurier - Carleton 72-100
Dec. 1: Mount Royal - Alberta 70-81
Dec. 1: Regina - UFV 68-82
Dec. 1: Queen's - Western 114-76
Dec. 5: Winnipeg - Manitoba


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.25.8 
 2. Dorsey, Cape Bret.25.7 
 3. Allin, Laurier23.7 
 4. Perrin, TWU21.2 
 5. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.4 
 6. Scrubb, Carleton20.3 
 7. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.1 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.19.6 
 9. Walton, Manitoba19.6 
 10. Freeman, UFV19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 13
 1. Klassen, Acadia13.0 
 2. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s12.0 
 3. Allin, Laurier11.3 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.4 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead10.3 
 6. Kamen, UBC10.0 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Bozinovic, TRU8.8 
 9. Thomas, St.Mary''s8.7 
 10. Ozsayiner, Manit.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.4 
 2. Jones, Ryerson5.6 
 3. Walton, Manitoba5.0 
 4. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 5. York, UFV4.9 
 6. Daley, New Brunsw.4.9 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.8 
 8. Hebert, Regina4.8 
 9. Collins, Windsor4.7 
 10. Johnson, Lethbri.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.7 
 2. Daley, New Brunsw.3.4 
 3. Perrin, TWU3.0 
 4. Evans, Victoria2.8 
 5. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 6. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 7. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.7 
 8. Walton, Manitoba2.6 
 9. Gooding, Winnipeg2.6 
 10. Pink, St.Mary''s2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew CHESSON
  Laurier
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Chesson, Laurier2.7 
 2. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 3. O''Brien, New B.2.0 
 4. Salhia, Lakehead1.8 
 5. Dewar, Alberta1.8 
 6. Duke, UPEI1.7 
 7. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.7 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 9. Klassen, Acadia1.7 
 10. Tufegdzich, York1.5 



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 10-2 
 2. Los Leones 9-3 
 3. Sagrados 8-4 
 4. Providencia 5-6 
 5. Puente Alto 2-9 
 6. Stadio Italiano 1-10 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 11-1 
 2. Dep.Castro 9-3 
 3. AB Ancud 7-4 
 4. Osorno Basq. 4-7 
 5. Dep.Valdivia 2-9 
 6. Las Animas 1-10 

Second Stage: Round 3

Dec. 1: AB Ancud - Osorno Basq. PEND
Dec. 1: Boston Coll. - Sagrados 95-72
Dec. 1: Dep.Castro - Dep.Espanol 79-89
Dec. 1: Providencia - Los Leones 62-93



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Dec. 2: Fujian QB - Guangsha L. 93-88
Dec. 2: Shanghai S. - Qingdao E. 93-77
Dec. 2: Xinjiang FT - Bayi R. 89-80
Dec. 2: Guandong ST - Jiangsu D. 113-87
Dec. 2: Foshan LL - Shanxi Zh. 112-120
Dec. 2: Shandong FB - Jilin NE T. 110-108
Dec. 2: Zhejiang CB - DongGuan L. 103-98 OT
Dec. 2: Liaoning H. - TianJin S. 100-81

Regular Season: Round 5

Dec. 4: Zhejiang CB - Guandong ST
Dec. 4: Qingdao E. - Jilin NE T.
Dec. 5: Guangsha L. - Foshan LL
Dec. 5: Jiangsu D. - Fujian QB
Dec. 5: Beijing Ducks - TianJin S.
Dec. 5: Shanxi Zh. - Bayi R.
Dec. 5: Xinjiang FT - Shanghai S.
Dec. 5: Shandong FB - Liaoning H.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Josh-Emmanuel AKOGNON
  Liaoning.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Akognon, Liaoning.35.3 
 2. Williams, Shanxi Z.33.7 
 3. Harris, Jiangsu D.30.7 
 4. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.30.7 
 5. Spencer, Jilin N.29.0 
 6. Yi, Guandong ST27.3 
 7. Hudson, DongGuan27.3 
 8. Thornton, Guangsh.25.5 
 9. McGrady, Qingd.25.5 
 10. Jeter, Shandong24.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Jiangsu D.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Harris, Jiangsu D.15.7 
 2. Boone, Zhejiang CB14.7 
 3. Harvey, TianJin S.14.3 
 4. Ramos, Guangsha L.13.5 
 5. Ju, Foshan LL13.3 
 6. Abbas, Shandong FB13.3 
 7. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.13.0 
 8. Li, Liaoning H.12.7 
 9. White, Shanghai S.12.5 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.12.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Beijing .
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Marbury, Beijing8.3 
 2. Daghles, TianJin S.8.0 
 3. Hudson, DongGuan6.8 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.3 
 5. McGrady, Qingd.5.0 
 6. Williams, Guandong.4.8 
 7. Yang, Liaoning H.4.7 
 8. Mengke, Xinjiang.4.5 
 9. Lee, Beijing Ducks4.3 
 10. Abbas, Shandong4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zaid ABBAS
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Abbas, Shandong FB4.3 
 2. Marbury, Beijing2.7 
 3. Han, Bayi R.2.5 
 4. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 5. Wang, Guandong ST2.5 
 6. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.5 
 7. Zhou, Fujian QB2.3 
 8. Zhang, Zhejiang CB2.3 
 9. Duan, Shanxi Zh.2.0 
 10. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.5.5 
 2. Siler, Jiangsu D.4.0 
 3. Yan, Shanxi Zh.2.3 
 4. Yi, Guandong ST2.3 
 5. Mbenga, Qingdao E.2.3 
 6. Boone, Zhejiang CB2.0 
 7. Wang, Bayi R.1.8 
 8. Haislip, DongGuan.1.8 
 9. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 10. Tang, Xinjiang FT1.5 


Charles Gaines claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Charles Gaines (201-F-81) had a great game in the last round for Shanxi Zh. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 40 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team beat Foshan LL (#10, 2-2) 120-112. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Thanks to this victory Shanxi Zh. moved-up to the 12th position in the Chinese CBA. Shanxi Zh. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. It's Gaines' second year at Shanxi Zh. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Southern Mississippi graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gaines is in league's top in points (4th best: 30.7ppg), rebounds (7th best: 13.0rpg) and averages solid 66.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Shanxi Zh.'s star - 26-year old American swingman Marcus Williams (200-F/G-86, agency: Interperformances). Williams impressed basketball fans with 37 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Shanxi Zh. cruised to a 120-112 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Foshan LL (#10, 2-2). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Shanxi Zh. dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 1-2 record. Williams is well-known by Shanxi Zh. fans and together with Charles Gaines they both established positions among team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.7ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 5.3apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Josh Boone (208-F/C-84) of Zhejiang CB (#7). Boone scored 22 points and grabbed eighteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Zhejiang CB, leading his team to a 103-98overtime win against slightly lower-ranked DongGuan L. (#9, 2-2). Zhejiang CB needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Boone has a great season in China. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.7rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wei Liu (190-PG-80) of Shanghai S. - 28 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Mike Harris (198-F-83) of Jiangsu D. - 34 points and 15 rebounds
6. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) of Fujian QB - 25 points and 13 rebounds
7. Garret Siler (213-C-86) of Jiangsu D. - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Zaid Abbas (203-F-83) of Shandong FB - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jianlian Yi (212-PF-87) of Guandong ST - 26 points and 6 rebounds
10. ZhiZhi Wang (215-C-77) of Bayi R. - 27 points and 6 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)



CBA Round 4: Shandong Bulls keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Round 4 means everything may happen in CBA as the season just started. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Shandong Bulls as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Shandong Bulls edged bottom-ranked Jilin Tigers in Jinan 110-108. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-20. But Jilin Tigers won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shandong Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Jilin Tigers' 46. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) fired 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) chipped in 24 points and 6 assists. American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 29 points and 5 assists for lost side. Jilin Tigers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Shandong Bulls have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Jilin Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Qingdao E.. Jilin Tigers will play next round against Qingdao Eagles trying to get back on the winning streak. Shandong Bulls will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Liaoning Hunters in Yingkou.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Urumqi. Third ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige faced one of their biggest challengers Bayi Rockets. Host Xinjiang Flying Tige (3-1) defeated guests from Ningbo (2-2) 89-80. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Tal Co (191-91) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Bateer Mengke contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Bayi Rockets. Bayi Rockets' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Xinjiang Flying Tige moved-up to second place, which they share with Guandong ST and Fujian QB. Bayi Rockets at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play against Shanghai Sharks (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Bayi Rockets will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#12) in Taiyuan and hope to get back on the winning track.
Shanxi Zhongyu can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Foshan (2-2)on the road game in Foshan 120-112 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Charles Gaines who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds (on 17-of-22 shooting from the field). Shanxi Zhongyu's coach Francisco Aurioles used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Rashad McCants responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Despite that victory Shanxi Zhongyu went down to twelfth position due to points difference. Loser Foshan dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shanxi Zhongyu will meet at home higher ranked Bayi Rockets (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Foshan will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in Hangzhou and hope to secure a win.
Shanghai Sharks can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Qingdao Eagles (0-4) 93-77. The winners were led by Wei Liu who had that evening a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shanghai Sharks (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with Guangsha L. It was Qingdao Eagles' fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Shanghai Sharks' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige in Urumqi and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Qingdao Eagles will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#16) in Changchun and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Jiangsu Dragons (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 113-87 loss to seventh ranked Guandong Tigers (3-1) in Dongguan on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Jianlian Yi fired 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guandong Tigers' coach ChunJiang Li felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. Guandong Tigers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Xinjiang FT and Fujian QB. Loser Jiangsu Dragons still closes the standings with three games lost. Guandong Tigers will face Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#7) in Hangzhou in the next round where they are favorite. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Fujian (#4) in Jinjiang and look forward to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
DongGuan L. was defeated by Zhejiang CB in Hangzhou 103-98. Fujian QB beat Guangsha L. at home 93-88. TianJin S. was destroyed by Liaoning H. on the opponent's court 100-81.


Guandong ST - Jiangsu D. 113-87

Bottom-ranked Jiangsu Dragons (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 113-87 loss to seventh ranked Guandong Tigers (3-1) in Dongguan on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game without a history. Guandong Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Guandong Tigers forced 20 Jiangsu Dragons turnovers. Strangely Jiangsu Dragons outrebounded Guandong Tigers 49-32 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. International Jianlian Yi (212-87) fired 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International ShiPeng Wang (198-83) chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guandong Tigers' coach ChunJiang Li felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) produced a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and his fellow American import center Garret Siler (213-86, college: Augusta St.) added 15 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guandong Tigers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Xinjiang FT and Fujian QB. Loser Jiangsu Dragons still closes the standings with three games lost. Guandong Tigers will face Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#7) in Hangzhou in the next round where they are favorite. Jiangsu Dragons will play at home against Fujian (#4) in Jinjiang and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Guandong ST: Y.Jianlian 26+6reb+1ast, W.ShiPeng 20+8reb+4ast, S.Wei 12+2reb+2ast, W.Terrence 10+3reb+5ast, L.XiaoYu 9+1reb+2ast, C.Jianghua 7+4reb+1ast
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 34+15reb+1ast, S.Garret 15+14reb+2ast, Y.Li 12+4reb, L.Cai 11+4reb, M.Da 7+4reb, K.Benny 3+4reb+1ast
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Foshan LL - Shanxi Zh. 112-120

Shanxi Zhongyu can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Foshan (2-2)on the road game in Foshan 120-112 on Sunday. Shanxi Zhongyu looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Foshan's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds (on 17-of-22 shooting from the field) and the other American import swingman Marcus Williams (200-86, college: Arizona, agency: Interperformances) who added 37 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) during the contest. Shanxi Zhongyu's coach Francisco Aurioles used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American swingman Rashad McCants (193-84, college: N.Carolina) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Syrian guard Michel Maadanly (194-81) scored 20 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Despite that victory Shanxi Zhongyu went down to twelfth position due to points difference. Loser Foshan dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shanxi Zhongyu will meet at home higher ranked Bayi Rockets (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Foshan will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in Hangzhou and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: G.Charles 40+18reb+3ast, W.Marcus 37+7reb+6ast, Y.Chin-Min 14+4reb+4ast, D.JiangPeng 11+2reb+1ast, B.ZhaoBao 8+6reb+2ast, Y.PengFei 6+4reb+2ast
Foshan LL: M.Rashad 21+5reb+3ast, M.Michel 20+3reb+2ast, Z.LingXu 14+1reb+3ast, R.Junwei 12+4reb+1ast, J.Mingxin 11+5reb, L.Zhi 11+1reb
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Shanghai S. - Qingdao E. 93-77

Shanghai Sharks can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Qingdao Eagles (0-4) 93-77. The game without a history. Shanghai Sharks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Qingdao Eagles' 34 and made 32-of-32 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They outrebounded Qingdao Eagles 55-34 including a 39-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shanghai Sharks brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 35 personal fouls committed by Qingdao Eagles helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by international point guard Wei Liu (190-80) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and Taiwanese power forward Wen-Ting Tseng (203-84) supported him with 18 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Even 23 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his fifteen free throws !!!) by American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) did not help to save the game for Qingdao Eagles. Forward YongGang Zhao (202-82) added 14 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shanghai Sharks (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with Guangsha L. It was Qingdao Eagles' fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Shanghai Sharks' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige in Urumqi and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Qingdao Eagles will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#16) in Changchun and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: L.Wei 28+12reb+5ast, T.Wen-Ting 18+7reb, W.D.J. 9+11reb, L.Ziqui 8+9reb+2ast, M.Lingyuan 8+2reb+2ast, G.Yang 6+2reb
Qingdao E.: M.Tracy 23+9reb+3ast, Z.YongGang 14+4reb, X.YuYang 9+4reb, %PlayerNameByLink% 6+1ast, C.Kai 6+3reb+1ast, L.Tao 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 228537


Zhejiang CB - DongGuan L. 103-98 OT

There was an upset in Hangzhou where higher ranked DongGuan Leopards (2-2) were defeated by eleventh ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (2-1) 103-98 on Sunday. DongGuan Leopards trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-11 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 8-13. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to DongGuan Leopards' 40 and made 20-of-20 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. DongGuan Leopards were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman SongLin Gong (195-81) chipped in 24 points. Four Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank players scored in double figures. American guard Lester Hudson (191-84, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 40 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and the former international center Kai Zhang (212-82) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Liaoning H. Loser DongGuan Leopards dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will face higher ranked Guandong Tigers (#5) in Dongguan in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang CB: G.SongLin 24+4reb+2ast, D.Quincy 23+4reb+3ast, B.Josh 22+18reb+2ast, D.JinHui 10+8reb+2ast, C.Fei 6+2reb+2ast, Z.ChunJun 6+5reb+2ast
DongGuan L.: H.Lester 40+7reb+3ast, H.ZhongMian 17+1reb, Z.Kai 10+11reb+3ast, Q.Biao 9+7reb+2ast, L.Muhao 8+7reb+1ast, G.QuAn 5+1ast
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Fujian QB - Guangsha L. 93-88

No shocking result in a game in Jinjiang where ninth ranked Fujian (3-1) defeated 12th ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (1-3) 93-88 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zhejiang Guangsha Lions won third quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fujian forced 19 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions turnovers. International Zhelin Wang (215-94) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward QiXin Zhou (195-85) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Taiwanese guard Chih-Chieh Lin (192-82) produced 28 points and American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Fujian moved-up to second place, which they share with Guandong ST and Xinjiang FT. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. Fujian will face Jiangsu Dragons (#15) in Nanjing in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play at home against Foshan.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: W.Zhelin 25+13reb+1ast, Z.QiXin 18+7reb+2ast, G.Sundiata 14+4reb+1ast, M.Will 13+9reb+1ast, Z.TaiLong 6+3reb+1ast, G.Lei 6+3reb+1ast
Guangsha L.: L.Chih-Chieh 28+2reb+3ast, R.Peter John 17+8reb, T.Al 16+9reb+2ast, Z.Wei 10+4reb, W.Zirui 6+5reb+1ast, S.HoMan 4+1ast
gschID: 228542


Shandong FB - Jilin NE T. 110-108

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Shandong Bulls as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Shandong Bulls edged bottom-ranked Jilin Tigers in Jinan 110-108. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-20. But Jilin Tigers won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shandong Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Jilin Tigers' 46. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) fired 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) chipped in 24 points and 6 assists. American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 29 points and 5 assists and American-Liberian power forward Samuel Hoskin (206-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 15 points and 17 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Four Shandong Bulls and five Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Jilin Tigers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Shandong Bulls have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Jilin Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. They share the position with Qingdao E.. Jilin Tigers will play next round against Qingdao Eagles trying to get back on the winning streak. Shandong Bulls will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Liaoning Hunters in Yingkou.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: J.Pooh 24+2reb+6ast, A.Zaid 24+5reb+4ast, V.Jackson 19+7reb+3ast, Y.Ding 12+4reb+2ast, T.HanLin 9+4reb, L.JingYu 7
Jilin NE T.: S.Dewarick 29+4reb+5ast, T.Yuchen 19+1reb+2ast, Z.Biao 17+3reb, H.Samuel 15+17reb+2ast, Z.Cheng 11+3reb, L.Xudong 8+5ast
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Xinjiang FT - Bayi R. 89-80

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Urumqi. Third ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige faced one of their biggest challengers Bayi Rockets. Host Xinjiang Flying Tige (3-1) defeated guests from Ningbo (2-2) 89-80. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bayi Rockets won third quarter 30-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige made 16-of-16 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Tal Co (191-91) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Bateer Mengke (210-75) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Xinjiang Flying Tige players scored in double figures. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds and international swingman Bo Zhang (199-89) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Bayi Rockets. Bayi Rockets' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Xinjiang Flying Tige moved-up to second place, which they share with Guandong ST and Fujian QB. Bayi Rockets at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play against Shanghai Sharks (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Bayi Rockets will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#12) in Taiyuan and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: C.Tal 23+5reb+2ast, M.Bateer 15+6reb+5ast, X.GuoChong 14+1reb+1ast, T.ZhengDong 14+7reb, P.Duo 9+4reb+4ast, Z.QinPeng 5+3reb+2ast
Bayi R.: W.ZhiZhi 27+6reb+1ast, Z.Bo 16+1reb+4ast, M.Ke 12+4reb+3ast, W.ZhongGuang 7+2reb+1ast, W.Lei 6+4reb+3ast, X.ZhongHao 4+6reb
gschID: 228538


Liaoning H. - TianJin S. 100-81

There was a minor upset in Yingkou where 8th ranked TianJin Steel (2-2) was rolled over by tenth ranked Liaoning Hunters (2-1) 100-81 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Liaoning Hunters. TianJin Steel was better in fourth quarter 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Liaoning Hunters made 19-of-19 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They also forced 22 TianJin Steel turnovers. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) fired 29 points for the winners (made all of his seven free throws). Forward TianJu He (203-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) produced 8 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Nan Zhang (197-81) added 20 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Liaoning Hunters and four TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. TianJin Steel's coach gave the chance to play for twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Liaoning Hunters moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB. Loser TianJin Steel keeps the eighth position with two games lost. Liaoning Hunters will face league's leader Shandong Bulls in Jinan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. TianJin Steel will play on the road against Beijing Ducks (#3).
Top scorers:
Liaoning H.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 29+3reb+2ast, H.Dejun 15+3reb+1ast, L.XiaoXu 13+7reb+3ast, H.TianJu 13+13reb+2ast, Y.Ming 11+4reb+9ast, G.Ailun 8
TianJin S.: Z.Nan 20+3reb+4ast, D.Osama 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Ji 12+3reb+1ast, N.Hamady 10+4reb+1ast, H.Donnell 8+18reb+6ast, X.GuiJun 7
gschID: 228535



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 1: Zabok - Darda 90-68
Dec. 1: Jolly - KK Zagreb 87-74
Dec. 1: Alkar Sinj - Dubrovnik 80-52
Dec. 1: Krizevci - Djuro Djakovic 78-76 OT
Dec. 1: Osjecki Sokol - Kvarner 2010 67-85

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 12: Dubrovnik - KK Zagreb
Jan. 12: Jolly - Kvarner 2010
Jan. 12: Osjecki Sokol - Darda
Jan. 12: Zabok - Djuro Djakovic
Jan. 12: Krizevci - Alkar Sinj


Adriatic League: Prepelic scores 26 as Union Olimpija outlast Cibona - by Eurobasket News

Union Olimpija - Cibona 87:82

Union Olimpija clinched the fifth win in the Adriatic League season as they fired past Cibona in Ljubljana. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) was pivotal with 26 points for the hosts. Cibona fell at 4-7 record after the loss.
The Zagreb stayed in control throughout the first half. Cibona posted a 27:20 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Cibona accounted for a 50:38 halftime advantage. However Union Olimpija turned things around in the second half. Cibona first extended the gap to 19 points before Union Olimpija went on a comeback rally. The hosts triggered an 18:2 run to get within 3 points. Klemen Prepelic scored seven points in a row midway through the final frame to put the hosts in front 77:76. Klemen Prepelic and Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) sank six free throws in the dying seconds combined to bring victory for the home team. Aaron Baynes netted 19 points and grabbed 16 boards, while Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) had 9 points in the victory. Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 23 points for Cibona. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) had 15 points in the loss.

Union Olimpija: Klemen Prepelic 26, Aaron Baynes 19+16 boards, Jaka Blazic 9
Cibona: Tomislav Zubcic 23, D.J. Strawberry 15



A1 Round 9: KK Zagreb loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

A1 is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

There was a change at the A1 leadership position after last games. Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader KK Zagreb (7-2). They were defeated by third ranked Jolly (6-3) 87-74 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 53-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Jolly had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) stepped up and scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and forward Mate Mrva (195-83) chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Ante Krapic (205-85) with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jolly have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb will play next round against KK Dubrovnik trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Jolly will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 5 assists by Robert Lez of Zabok.


Krizevci - Djuro Djakovic 78-76 OT

Krizevcki needed overtime to tame visiting Djuro Djakovic. Krizevcki came from behind in the second half to force overtime. They carried the momentum into overtime and clinched the victory at the end. Krizevcki improved at 4-5 record in the ladder and caught up with Djuro Djakovic.
gschID: 196150


Osjecki Sokol - Kvarner 2010 67-85

Very expected game in Osijek where 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-7) was defeated by first ranked Kvarner 2010 (8-1) 85-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kvarner 2010. Osjecki Sokol was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and forward Ivica Radic (208-90) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was center Bruno Sundov (221-80, agency: Alti Sport) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) scored 16 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kvarner 2010 have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Osjecki Sokol lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. Kvarner 2010 will face Jolly (#3) in Sibenik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osjecki Sokol will play at home against Vrijednosnice OS (#5) in Darda.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: J.Skific 20+7reb+2ast, J.Surina 13+3reb, I.Radic 11+6reb, A.Boban 8+1reb, H.Sirko 8+5reb+4ast, D.Cinac 8+3reb+1ast
Osjecki Sokol: B.Sundov 18+6reb+1ast, V.Budimir 16+3reb, I.Tomeljak 10+1reb+5ast, I.Cosic 6+2reb, A.Sarac 6+2reb, J.Kozic 6+1ast
gschID: 196152


Zabok - Darda 90-68

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked KK Zabok (4-5) smashed at home 4th placed Vrijednosnice OS (4-5) 90-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zabok. Vrijednosnice OS was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok shot 62.3 percent from the field. KK Zabok shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. KK Zabok looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Robert Lez (192-79) stepped up and scored 23 points and 5 assists for the winners and guard Mario Pesut (184-90) chipped in 9 points and 9 assists. KK Zabok's coach Dragutin Crnjevic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) with 22 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Mirza Hrncic (203-86) scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KK Zabok moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Vrijednosnice OS. KK Zabok will face Djuro Djakovic (#7) in Slavonski Brod in the next round. Vrijednosnice OS will play on the road against Osjecki Sokol in Osijek.
Top scorers:
Zabok: R.Lez 23+1reb+5ast, F.Bundovic 15+1reb+2ast, P.Maric 14+2reb+2ast, A.Crnjevic 11+2reb+1ast, M.Pesut 9+4reb+9ast, A.Anzulovic 7+3reb+2ast
Darda: M.Peraica 22+6reb+3ast, L.Panduric 15+3reb+1ast, D.Meznaric 11+2reb, M.Hrncic 11+5reb+5ast, S.Tesija 4+4reb, A.Hrkac 3
gschID: 196151


Alkar Sinj - Dubrovnik 80-52

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-8) was rolled over on the road by fifth ranked Alkar Sinj (5-4) 80-52 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-52. Alkar Sinj dominated on the defensive end, holding KK Dubrovnik to just 5 points in second quarter. They outrebounded KK Dubrovnik 39-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. KK Dubrovnik was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and Josip Matic (202-92) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Filip Najev (205-92) with 15 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alkar Sinj have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. KK Dubrovnik lost fifth consecutive game. Loser KK Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Alkar Sinj will face Krizevci (#8) on the road in the next round. KK Dubrovnik will play against the league's second-placed KK Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 20+3reb+2ast, S.Modric 10+4reb, J.Matic 9+9reb+1ast, A.Bilic 7+3reb+1ast, R.Jugo 7+4reb+2ast, N.Ivisic 5+1reb
Dubrovnik: F.Najev 15+7reb, M.Peric 10+2reb+2ast, D.Jakolis 8+6reb+1ast, L.Pesut 7+3reb, M.Lucic 4+2reb+1ast, M.Radic 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 196149


Jolly - KK Zagreb 87-74

There was a change at the A1 leadership position after last games. Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader KK Zagreb (7-2). They were defeated by third ranked Jolly (6-3) 87-74 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 53-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Jolly had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) stepped up and scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and forward Mate Mrva (195-83) chipped in 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Ante Krapic (205-85) with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) scored 20 points. 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. Jolly have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb will play next round against KK Dubrovnik trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Jolly will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 21+9reb+4ast, D.Butorac 17+4reb+3ast, D.Bubalo 12+3reb+2ast, M.Mrva 12+11reb+5ast, T.Gabric 9+2reb+2ast, L.Petkovic 8+2reb+2ast
KK Zagreb: M.James 20+3reb+3ast, A.Krapic 18+7reb+3ast, I.Novacic 11+2reb+1ast, J.Segaric 10+3reb+7ast, P.Babic 7+1ast, M.Poscic 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 196153



Adriatic League: Bracey Wright leads Cedevita past Krka - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Krka 97:78

Cedevita swept visiting Krka for the seventh victory in the Adriatic League season. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) posted 20 points to pace the winners. Krka fell at 5-6 record after the defeat.
Krka ensured a 24:22 lead ten minutes into the game. Cedevita struck right back in the second quarter. The hosts posted 29 points and gained a 16-point halftime lead 51:35. Krka tried to restore the intrigue after the long break. The Slovenian team trimmed the deficit at 14-point mark at the final break. But Cedevita dropped 29 points in the fourth quarter and celebrated victory. Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) netted 16 points for Cedevita. Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket), Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) and Luka Babic (201-SF-91, agency: Beo Basket) had 12 points each in the win. Jure Lalic (210-C-86) answered with 17 points for Krka. Edo Muric (202-F-91) chipped in 16 points in defeat.

Cedevita: Bracey Wright 20, Luksa Andric 16, Vlado Ilievski 12, Mickael Gelabale 12, Luka Babic 12
Krka: Jure Lalic 17, Edo Muric 16



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Pizza Express Apollon is here! - by Michael Aristidou


Pizza Express Apollon Limassol was fantastic tonight in the derby against Cytavision Apoel Nicosia. The final score was 89-69 and Pizza Express Apollon Limassol left the bad start behind for good.
In the game Pizza Express Apollon Limassol was leading all the way with only one exception (30-31in 2nd quarter) when Cytavision Apoel took the lead
For another game Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.) was unstoppable (10/17 FG, 8/14 2PT FG, 2/3 3PT FG) while MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) was handling excellent the game of his team having 15 points, 9 assist and 5 steals. Nearby them Bosnian international Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) had 5/7 3PT FG and 19 points total
For Cytavision Apoel Nicosia Isaac Wells (203-F-85, college: Arkansas St.) tried more having double double (10 points, 11 rebound)
Quarters: 24-17, 46-35, 63-55, 89-69
Pizza Express Apollon Limassol: Dorsey 15, Kapelan 19 (5), Walker, Robinson 5 (1), Jefferson 14, Pantouris 2, Noel 9, Brown 25 (2)
Cytavision Apoel Nicosia: Troupe, Mokongo 11, Neophytou, Chan 11, Kremmen 6 (2), Stiggers 11, Morisson 12, Wells 10, Grant 8



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 30: Liberec - Loko Plzen 93-80
Dec. 2: Kara Trutnov - JBC Brno 80-87
Nov. 30: Nymburk B - Sokol V. 80-76
Dec. 2: Litomerice - Sokol H.K. 73-85
Dec. 2: Proton Zlin - Sparta Praha 68-94
Nov. 27: U19 - Nymburk B 61-69
Nov. 26: U19 - Kara Trutnov 57-85
Nov. 30: Ostrava - Sokol P. 56-62

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 7: Loko Plzen - JBC Brno
Dec. 9: Kara Trutnov - Sokol V.
Dec. 7: Nymburk B - Sokol P.
Dec. 7: Ostrava - Sparta Praha
Dec. 9: Proton Zlin - Sokol H.K.
Dec. 9: Litomerice - Liberec



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 1: Falcon - Stevnsgade 92-66
Dec. 2: Jonstrup - Koge BK 88-71
Dec. 1: Glostrup - Virum 67-85
Dec. 1: Amager BK - Lemvig 62-71
Dec. 1: ALBA - BMS Skovlunde 56-66

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Stevnsgade - Glostrup
Dec. 8: Virum - Jonstrup
Dec. 8: Koge BK - Amager BK
Dec. 8: Lemvig - ALBA
Dec. 8: BMS Skovlunde - Aarhus BF
Dec. 9: Haderslev - Falcon
Dec. 6: Koge BK - Falcon



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 2: Springfield A. - Los Angeles D. 98-89
Dec. 2: Austin T. - Idaho S. 97-82
Dec. 2: Maine RC - Sioux Falls S. 87-98
Dec. 2: Reno B. - Santa Cruz W. 79-95
Dec. 3: Bakersfield J. - Santa Cruz W.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chris DOUGLAS-ROBERTS
  Texas L.
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Douglas-R., Texas27.8 
 2. Goudelock, Sioux F.23.7 
 3. Jones, Canton C.23.5 
 4. Joseph, Maine RC21.7 
 5. Johnson-Odom, Los21.7 
 6. Howard, Ft.Wayne.21.0 
 7. Downs, Maine RC20.5 
 8. Summers, Idaho S.20.5 
 9. Fortson, Los A.20.3 
 10. Greene, Los A.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian BUTCH
  Bakersfi.
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Butch, Bakersfi.13.3 
 2. Jones, Canton C.13.0 
 3. Mays, Springfield13.0 
 4. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.11.2 
 5. Orton, Tulsa 66ers11.0 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.11.0 
 7. Miller-Scott, Iowa10.7 
 8. Adrien, Rio G.10.3 
 9. Wright, Maine RC10.0 
 10. Sacre, Los A.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chris WRIGHT
  Iowa E.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Wright, Iowa E.8.0 
 2. Liggins, Tulsa 66e.7.0 
 3. Singletary, Texas6.8 
 4. Uzoh, Springfield6.3 
 5. Mack, Maine RC6.3 
 6. McNeal, Bakersfi.6.3 
 7. Johnson-Odom, Los6.0 
 8. Russell, Ft.Wayne.6.0 
 9. Machado, Rio G.5.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Canton4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Los A.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Greene, Los A.3.0 
 2. Moon, Los A.2.7 
 3. Scott, Springfield2.7 
 4. Major, Bakersfi.2.7 
 5. Johnson, Rio G.2.5 
 6. Murry, Rio G.2.5 
 7. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.2.3 
 8. Thompson, Erie B.2.3 
 9. Downs, Maine RC2.3 
 10. Kennedy, Erie B.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Sioux F.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Varnado, Sioux F.5.7 
 2. Moon, Los A.3.7 
 3. Reed, Springfield3.3 
 4. Eyenga, Texas L.2.8 
 5. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.8 
 6. Saunders, Rio G.2.3 
 7. James, Bakersfi.2.3 
 8. Sullivan, Austin T.2.3 
 9. Foster, Sioux F.2.3 
 10. Butch, Bakersfi.2.0 


Spurs Assign Nando de Colo to Austin Toros - by Serafim Karaiskakis

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned guard Nando De Colo (6'5''-SG-87) to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.

De Colo has appeared in 13 games this season for San Antonio, averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes.

The French native is currently in his first season playing for the Silver and Black. He was selected by the Spurs with the 53rd pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft and spent the past three seasons playing for Valencia of the Spanish ACB League.

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



Warriors assign Jeremy Tyler to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Golden State Warriors have assigned forward/center Jeremy Tyler (6'10''-F-91, college: Louisville) to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. He is slated to join Golden States D-League affiliate in time for the teams game this afternoon at Reno. Tyler, 21, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points in 2.0 minutes per contest.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Spurs assign Nando De Colo to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned guard Nando De Colo (6'5''-SG-87) to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. De Colo has appeared in 13 games this season for San Antonio, averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes. The French native is currently in his first season playing for the Silver and Black. He was selected by the Spurs with the 53rd pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft and spent the past three seasons playing for Valencia of the Spanish ACB League.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



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  ESTONIA   


TU/Rock improved to 8-1 record in BBL - by Eurobasket News

TU/Rock improved to 8-1 record in BBL after they edged Lietkabelis 99:69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lietkabelis. The best player for the winners was Timo Eichfuss (200-F-88) who scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Joosep Toome (208-C-85) chipped in 12 points. Darius Griskenas (194-F-84) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and Kaspars Cipruss added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. The victory was the third consecutive win for TU/Rock.
The most interesting game of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. The game took place in Tallinn where second ranked BC Rakvere won against host Tln Kalev 95:85. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. Juris Umbrasko (197-G/F-79) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Marc Campbell (180-G-86, college: N.Carolina) answered with 27 points and forward Janis Vahter added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tln Kalev.
Ventspils overcame Rapla 76:57. Rapla was better in fourth quarter 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Rapla's 26. Martins Meiers orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 8 rebounds. Folarin Campbell contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) answered with 7 points and 6 assists and Indrek Kajupank added 15 points in the effort for Rapla.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Stats Leaders

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



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  (208-F/C-94)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Saric, CRO25.6 
 2. Rebec, SLO18.6 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL16.7 
 4. Jaiteh, FRA16.6 
 5. Agravanis, GRE16.4 
 6. Larsen, DEN15.7 
 7. Tessitori, ITA15.3 
 8. Hrovat, SLO15.3 
 9. Brzoja, CRO15.0 
 10. Sipahi, TUR14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhammadou JAITEH
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jaiteh, FRA11.6 
 2. Saric, CRO10.1 
 3. Kulagin, RUS8.5 
 4. Krestininas, LTU8.3 
 5. Jankovic, SRB8.2 
 6. Larsen, DEN8.2 
 7. Agravanis, GRE7.5 
 8. Diop, ESP7.2 
 9. Chassang, FRA7.1 
 10. Gromovs, LAT6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Karamfilov, BUL5.7 
 2. Rebec, SLO5.5 
 3. Sipahi, TUR5.3 
 4. Radicevic, SRB5.1 
 5. Annaev, RUS4.6 
 6. Perez, ESP4.1 
 7. Imbro, ITA3.6 
 8. Saric, CRO3.3 
 9. Mavra, CRO3.2 
 10. Diaz, ESP3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  (196-G-94)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hrovat, SLO2.7 
 2. Mustapic, CRO2.6 
 3. Karamfilov, BUL2.4 
 4. Brzoja, CRO2.3 
 5. Annaev, RUS2.1 
 6. Imbro, ITA2.1 
 7. Karamalegkos, GRE1.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL1.9 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR1.8 
 10. Saric, CRO1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Amedeo TESSITORI
  (204-PF-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tessitori, ITA2.3 
 2. Gromovs, LAT2.2 
 3. Diop, ESP2.0 
 4. Agravanis, GRE1.8 
 5. Chassang, FRA1.6 
 6. Saric, CRO1.6 
 7. Kanygin, RUS1.4 
 8. Zagreba, UKR1.4 
 9. Krestininas, LTU1.2 
 10. Saiz, ESP1.1 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MUGOSA
  (195-F-93)
  Avg: 18
 1. Mugosa, MNT18.0 
 2. Sanadze, GEO17.2 
 3. Burjanadze, GEO16.4 
 4. Larentzakis, GRE16.3 
 5. Prepelic, SLO16.3 
 6. Eriksson, SWE15.9 
 7. Nikolic, MNT15.2 
 8. Omic, SLO15.1 
 9. Pustovyi, UKR14.9 
 10. Antonakis, GRE14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bobrov, UKR8.9 
 2. Burjanadze, GEO8.4 
 3. Omic, SLO7.7 
 4. Nikolic, MNT7.7 
 5. Gaddefors, SWE7.1 
 6. Trushkin, RUS7.1 
 7. Gobert, FRA7.0 
 8. Jean-Charles, FRA6.8 
 9. Pavic, MNT6.8 
 10. Norman, SWE6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Klym ARTAMONOV
  UKR
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Artamonov, UKR5.3 
 2. Prepelic, SLO4.9 
 3. Cizauskas, LTU4.6 
 4. Westermann, FRA4.3 
 5. Pajovic, MNT4.1 
 6. Laane, EST4.0 
 7. Traini, ITA3.9 
 8. Pkhakadze, GEO3.8 
 9. Antonakis, GRE3.6 
 10. Rupnik, SLO3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dovydas REDIKAS
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Redikas, LTU2.1 
 2. Pozas, ESP2.0 
 3. Lagana, ITA1.9 
 4. Larentzakis, GRE1.7 
 5. Dokuyan, TUR1.5 
 6. Timma, LAT1.5 
 7. Eroglu, TUR1.5 
 8. Heckmann, GER1.3 
 9. Edge, TUR1.3 
 10. Barrera, ESP1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Gobert, FRA3.9 
 2. Pustovyi, UKR2.3 
 3. Nurger, EST1.4 
 4. Orlenko, RUS1.3 
 5. Nikolic, MNT1.3 
 6. Silins, LAT1.2 
 7. Tessitori, ITA1.1 
 8. Omic, SLO1.0 
 9. Gaddefors, SWE0.9 
 10. Vaitiekunas, LTU0.9 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 9-1 
 2. Tapiolan Honka 7-3 
 3. ToPo 6-4 
 4. BC Nokia 6-4 
 5. Oulun NMKY 5-5 
 6. Huima 4-5 
 7. Pyrinto II 4-6 
 8. SayRi 3-6 
 9. Ura Basket 0-10 
Division B
 1. KaU Koris 9-4 
 2. Kerava ET 8-3 
 3. TuNMKY 6-5 
 4. Jarvenpaa 6-5 
 5. HBA-Marsky 5-5 
 6. JyWe 5-6 
 7. Espoo Basket 3-7 
 8. BC Jyvaskyla 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 11

A

Dec. 1: BC Nokia - Oulun NMKY 99-68
Dec. 2: Tapiolan Honka - Pyrinto II 95-83
Dec. 2: BC Nokia - SayRi 83-78

B

Dec. 1: BC Jyvaskyla - KaU Koris 85-102
Dec. 2: Jarvenpaa - KaU Koris 79-59
Dec. 2: TuNMKY - Kerava ET 77-81

Regular Season: Round 12

A

Dec. 6: Pyrinto II - Porvoon Tarmo
Dec. 6: SayRi - ToPo
Dec. 6: Ura Basket - Huima

B

Dec. 6: BC Jyvaskyla - HBA-Marsky
Dec. 6: KaU Koris - JyWe
Dec. 6: Espoo Basket - Kerava ET
Dec. 6: Jarvenpaa - TuNMKY


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia26.3 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.26.3 
 3. Pederson, SayRi22.4 
 4. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.22.3 
 5. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.1 
 6. Tate, Porvoon20.3 
 7. Salminen, TuNM.20.2 
 8. Pyykkonen, JyWe19.9 
 9. Young, Porvoon19.7 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia15.1 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.4 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris12.5 
 5. Salminen, TuNM.11.9 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe11.5 
 7. Stephens, Huima11.1 
 8. Young, Porvoon10.9 
 9. Pederson, SayRi10.7 
 10. Coleman, ToPo10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.1 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.5.0 
 3. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.6 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.2 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia3.9 
 7. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.8 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.7 
 9. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.7 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.3 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.6 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.6 
 4. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.4 
 5. Herrala, HBA-M.2.3 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Pederson, SayRi2.0 
 8. Andersen, Espoo B.1.9 
 9. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
 10. Ginty, ToPo1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.3 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.1 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.7 
 5. Young, Porvoon1.5 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET1.5 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.3 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.1.2 
 9. Towa, Kerava ET1.1 
 10. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 


1.DIVISION: BC Nokia and Honka winning - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1A, round 10: Two contests tonight. BC Nokia defeated Riento from Saynatsalo in a strange way. Riento won three first quarters and was ahead by 10 points (55-65), when the fourth quarter got started. BC Nokia (6-4) won however the last 10 minutes 28-13 and by the same the game 83-78 (32-41). Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) (BC Nokia) was the hero of the court by scoring game high 29 pts and grabbing 16 rebounds. Eryk Thomas (200-C/F-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) led SayRi (3-6) with 20 pts.
Honka (Tapiola) won over Pyrinto II from Tampere 95-83 (49-39). In this game fouls and FTs were in key position. Honka had 29 FTs (24 made) and Pyrinto II only 12 FTs (eight made). Honka (7-3) won also the rebounds 48-29. Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) was again Honka's leading scorer and rebounder: 21pts/14rbs. Osku Heinonen (194-G/F-92) led TP II (4-6) with 21 pts.

BC Nokia - SayRi 83-78 (32-41). (Brian Moultrie 29/16, Kraidon Woods 11, Timo Riihela 11 - Eryk Thomas 20, Nicholas Pederson 17/10, Jani Parkkinen 14).
Honka - Pyrinto II 95-83 (49-39). (Ronnie Clark 21/14, Ilkka Sirola 20, Viljami Vanjoki 15 - Osku Heinonen 21, Topias Palmi 17, Joni Harjula 13).



Finnish 1st Division round 11 best performance: Brian Moultrie - by Eurobasket News

American Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for BC Nokia, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat SayRi (#8, 3-6) 83-78. BC Nokia maintains the 4th position in Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. BC Nokia will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. Moultrie turned to be BC Nokia's top player in his first season with the team. Former Armstrong Atlantic State University star has very solid stats this year. Moultrie is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.3ppg and leads league in rebounds with 15.1rpg. Moultrie is in league's top in and averages impressive 63.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Gambian Pierre Jallow (203-F/C-79) of Jarvenpaa. Jallow had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Jarvenpaa to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked KaU Koris (#1, 9-4) 79-59. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group B. Jarvenpaa consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 6-5 record is not bad at all. Jallow is well-known at Jarvenpaa and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of league's second-best Kerava ET. Towa scored 21 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kerava ET, leading his team to a 81-77 win against #3 ranked TuNMKY. Kerava ET needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in group B. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 3 lost games. Towa has a great season in Finland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.4rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 57.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Corpening (203-F-87) of BC Jyvaskyla - 20 points and 16 rebounds
5. Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) of Tapiolan Honka - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ilkka Sirola (198-F-86) of Tapiolan Honka - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Nicholas Pederson (203-F-85) of SayRi - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Timo Riihela (193-G-80) of BC Nokia - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nafis Ricks (188-G) of BC Jyvaskyla - 22 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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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 2: Chalon - Paris-Levallois 91-79
Dec. 1: Gravelines - Cholet 88-67
Dec. 1: Nanterre - Le Mans 74-80
Dec. 1: Strasbourg - Nancy 72-66
Dec. 1: Dijon - Roanne 71-61
Dec. 1: Boulazac - Orleans 67-85
Dec. 1: Limoges - Le Havre 60-88
Dec. 3: Poitiers - ASVEL


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.6 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers17.8 
 3. Diot, Paris-Levall.17.4 
 4. Buycks, Gravelines16.4 
 5. Goree, Cholet16.2 
 6. King, Le Havre16.1 
 7. Jackson, AS.16.0 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.8 
 9. Williams, Paris-.15.8 
 10. Monroe, Boulazac15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Monroe, Boulazac8.6 
 2. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.3 
 3. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 4. Collins, Roanne7.8 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.7.7 
 6. Williams, Chalon7.3 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers7.3 
 9. Vaty, Gravelines6.9 
 10. King, Nancy6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Marc-Antoine PELLIN
  Orleans
  (169-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Pellin, Orleans6.4 
 2. King, Le Havre6.3 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.8 
 5. Schilb, Chalon5.1 
 6. Everett, Cholet5.0 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg4.8 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.2 
 9. Diabate, Nancy4.1 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.2 
 2. Williams, Paris-.2.1 
 3. Jomby, Cholet2.1 
 4. Campbell, Stras.2.1 
 5. Leloup, Dijon2.0 
 6. Linehan, Nancy2.0 
 7. Eldridge, Boulazac1.8 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers1.8 
 9. Boungou Colo, Limo.1.8 
 10. Pellin, Orleans1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Nancy2.1 
 2. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.4 
 4. Sy, AS.1.3 
 5. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.1 
 8. Badiane, Poitiers1.1 
 9. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.0 
 10. Issa, Le Mans1.0 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 1: Cognac - Monaco 85-77
Dec. 1: Rennes - Challans 75-83
Dec. 1: Rueil - Blois 75-65
Dec. 1: St Chamond - Orchy 64-70
Dec. 1: Vichy - Angers BC 49 64-51
Dec. 1: CFBB - Sorgues 59-97
Dec. 1: Souffel - Quimper 52-56


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.6 
 2. Inglis, CFBB17.9 
 3. Herard, Challans17.9 
 4. Petrovic, Orchy17.5 
 5. Cole, La Rochelle16.9 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4916.3 
 7. Kaunisto, Blois16.2 
 8. Raji, Quimper15.9 
 9. Thinon, Sorgues15.1 
 10. Pene, Rennes14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kaunisto, Blois10.6 
 2. Caskill, Cognac9.5 
 3. Calasan, Monaco9.3 
 4. Raji, Quimper8.3 
 5. Inglis, CFBB8.3 
 6. Sall, Rennes7.7 
 7. Tornato, Blois7.7 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle7.3 
 9. Diame, Rueil7.2 
 10. Pasut, Sorgues6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmed FELLAH
  Angers B.
  (180-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Fellah, Angers B.6.7 
 2. Christophe, Monaco6.7 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.8 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.3 
 5. Cherry, Quimper5.3 
 6. Thomas, Vichy5.0 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.9 
 8. Saounera, Rueil4.9 
 9. Boivin, Chartres4.7 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.1 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.6 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.4 
 4. Mouillard, Cognac2.1 
 5. Cazenobe, Souffel2.1 
 6. Herard, Challans2.0 
 7. Thibedore, Quimper2.0 
 8. Lessort, Vichy2.0 
 9. Gueye, Sorgues1.9 
 10. Pene, Rennes1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. Diame, Rueil1.8 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.6 
 4. Inglis, CFBB1.5 
 5. N''Diaye, Souffel1.3 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.3 
 8. Ben Driss, Rennes1.1 
 9. Cazenobe, Souffel0.9 
 10. Traore, Angers B.0.9 


Brion Rush leaves Chalon - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American (has also Montenegrin passport) guard Brion Rush (186-76kg-84, college: Grambling State, agency: Beo Basket) left ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA). In 7 games he played this season he recorded 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.4apg. Rush also played 8 games in Euroleague where he averaged 13.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
He played in the final of French ProA in 2008.
Rush received also Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Imports Team award in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Rush has played also professionally in Italy (Fileni BPA Jesi), France (Chorale de Roanne and Strasbourg IG), Russia (Krasnie Krilya and Triumph Lyubertsy) and SEBL (Black Monopoly).
He attended Grambling State until 2006 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Robert Dozier leaves Cajasol - by Eurobasket News

27-year old French forward Robert Dozier (206-102kg-85, college: Memphis) left Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (ACB). In three Eurocup games he played this season he recorded 11.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. Dozier also played 4 games in ACB where he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.3bpg. He also spent pre-season at the Heat in NBA earlier that year.
The last season Dozier played at Cholet Basket in French ProA. In 22 games last year he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals.
The previous (10-11) season Dozier played at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek league. In 5 Eurocup games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4spg. He also played 33 games in Greek A1 where he averaged 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-A1 League Honorable Mention.
Three years ago Dozier was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (60th overall). He attended University of Memphis until 2009 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Doziers college team won C-USA Tournament for four years in a row (between 2006 and 2009).

By Eurobasket Data Center



French NM1 round 11 best performance: Slobodan Ocokoljic - by Eurobasket News

Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-F-80, agency: TSS Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Rueil, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Blois (#6, 6-3) 75-65. Rueil is placed at 10th position in French NM1. Rueil is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-6 record. Ocokoljic turned to be Rueil's top player in his first season with the team. Slobodan Ocokoljic averages this season 15.6ppg and 5.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Julien Doreau (200-F-83) of Sorgues. Doreau had a very good evening with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Sorgues to another comfortable win outscoring CFBB (#16, 0-10) 97-59. This victory allowed Sorgues to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Doreau is a newcomer at Sorgues and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-F-84) of Cognac (#3). Sencanski scored 22 points. He was a key player of Cognac, leading his team to a 85-77 win against the lower-ranked Monaco (#11, 3-5). Cognac is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 8-2 record is not that bad... Sencanski has a very solid season. In 8 games in France he scored 13.4ppg. He also has FGP: 51.9% and 3PT: 46.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) of Sorgues - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ian Caskill (207-C-81) of Cognac - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) of St Chamond - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Renaud Brocheray (202-F-80) of Orchy - 19 points and 5 rebounds
9. Travarus Bennett (202-F-79) of Monaco - 18 points and 2 rebounds
10. Cedric Bertorelle (198-G-78) of Cognac - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 6 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)



NM1 Round 11: #1 Souffelweyersheim is defeated by Quimper UJAP - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Souffelweyersheim (8-2) in Souffel. on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (7-3) 56-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. Souffelweyersheim was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 9-3 charge of Quimper UJAP, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Souffelweyersheim to just 3 points in fourth quarter. It was a great evening for Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) helped adding 13 points and 4 assists. Guard Frederic Minet (188-81) responded with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Quimper UJAP moved-up to fourth place. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Cognac. Quimper UJAP are looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Souffelweyersheim will play against the league's leader Orchesien BC (#1) in Orchies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-10) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to eighth ranked Sorgues (5-4) 97-59. It was an exceptional evening for American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) who led the winners and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Julien Doreau accounted for 14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Damien Inglis (203-95) came up with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jacques Commeres gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sorgues have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Sorgues will play against La Rochelle (#8) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Chartres (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Rueil where 4th placed Blois (6-3) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Rueil (4-6) 75-65 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Slobodan Ocokoljic who scored 28 points and 8 rebounds. Pierre Brochard produced 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Rueil moved-up to tenth place. Blois lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Rueil will meet higher ranked Angers BC 49 (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Blois will play against Cognac and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 11: Monaco lost to Cognac on the opponent's court 77-85. St Chamond unfortunately lost to Orchy in a home game 64-70. Challans managed to beat Rennes on the road 83-75. Vichy defeated Angers BC 49 on its own court 64-51.


Cognac - Monaco 85-77

Very expected game when 11th ranked Monaco (3-5) was defeated on the road by third ranked Cognac (8-2) 85-77 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-18. But Monaco won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Cognac won last quarter 26-19. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) chipped in 22 points. Guard guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) (190-83) produced 12 points and 8 assists and guard guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) (190-83) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cognac moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. Monaco lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. Cognac will meet Blois (#6) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against Saint Chamond (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 22+4reb+3ast, I.Caskill 18+9reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 14+3reb+6ast, S.Doucoure 11+3reb+3ast, J.Ludon 7+2reb+1ast, R.Hillotte 6+4reb+2ast
Monaco: T.Bennett 18+2reb, O.Bardet 14+5reb+3ast, C.Anthony 13+8reb+1ast, A.Christophe 12+4reb+8ast, M.Diallo 9+1ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 5+3reb
gschID: 184783


St Chamond - Orchy 64-70

Very predictable result when second ranked Orchesien BC (8-1) defeated on the road 13th ranked Saint Chamond (3-7) 70-64 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was forward Renaud Brocheray (202-80) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Marqus Ledoux (203-80, college: Tulsa) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Orchesien BC. They keep a position of league leader. Saint Chamond lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Rennes and Challans. Orchesien BC will meet at home league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Saint Chamond will play against Monaco (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orchy: R.Brocheray 19+5reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 19+4reb, E.Barbry 9+9reb+7ast, A.Belkessa 9+1reb+4ast, T.Stanley 6+9reb+4ast, J.Bestron 4+2reb
St Chamond: J.Rinna 14+11reb+3ast, E.Sadiku 12+2reb+2ast, I.Bankevics 10+1reb+1ast, B.Rey 8+4reb, M.Ledoux 8+9reb, J.Landu-Bongo 5+3ast
gschID: 184784


CFBB - Sorgues 59-97

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-10) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to eighth ranked Sorgues (5-4) 97-59. The game without a history. Sorgues led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 32 and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Sorgues forced 19 CFBB turnovers and outrebounded them 46-28 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) who led the winners and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Julien Doreau (200-83) accounted for 14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Five Sorgues players scored in double figures. Damien Inglis (203-95) came up with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Stephane Gombauld (201-97) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jacques Commeres gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sorgues have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Sorgues will play against La Rochelle (#8) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Chartres (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 26+5reb+5ast, J.Doreau 14+10reb+6ast, X.Pasut 13+8reb+1ast, C.Mansare 12+7reb+1ast, W.Gueye 11+6reb+2ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 11+8reb+1ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 18+8reb+4ast, L.Dussoulier 15, S.Gombauld 8+10reb, P.Rigot 7+3reb+2ast, E.Ory 5, Y.Smock 4
gschID: 184790


Rueil - Blois 75-65

An interesting game took place in Rueil where 4th placed Blois (6-3) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Rueil (4-6) 75-65 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Rueil dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Blois' 32. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) who scored 28 points and 8 rebounds. Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Pierre Brochard (185-80) produced 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rueil moved-up to tenth place. Blois lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Rueil will meet higher ranked Angers BC 49 (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Blois will play against Cognac and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 28+8reb+3ast, D.Gentil 11+3reb+2ast, S.Dubois 10+3reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 10+9reb+2ast, I.Saounera 5+2reb+2ast, S.Ricard 5+3reb
Blois: V.Kaunisto 14+8reb, D.Davis 12+4reb+3ast, G.Staelens 11+4reb+1ast, P.Brochard 10+7reb+5ast, M.Sy 8+5reb, K.Morlende 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184789


Rennes - Challans 75-83

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 14th ranked Union Rennes (3-7) was defeated at home by fifteenth ranked Vendee Challans (3-7) 83-75 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 27-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guard Julien Geay (193-85) chipped in 15 points. Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) produced 16 points and forward Omar Sall (195-80) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Vendee Challans moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Rennes and St Chamond. Union Rennes lost their third game in a row. Vendee Challans will meet at home higher ranked Quimper UJAP (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Rennes will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Challans: J.Rathieuville 20+5reb+1ast, J.Geay 15+2reb+3ast, F.Herard 15+2reb, B.Bakovic 9+3reb+1ast, N.Gouacide 8+2reb, A.Schreiber 7+6reb
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 16+1reb+3ast, B.M'Poy 15+3reb+1ast, S.Ben Driss 12+4reb, G.Broudic 10+3reb+2ast, O.Sall 9+11reb, J.Dessart 9+1reb+6ast
gschID: 184788


Vichy - Angers BC 49 64-51

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked JA Vichy (7-4) beat at home 9th ranked Angers BC 49 (4-5) 64-51 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JA Vichy. Angers BC 49 managed to win third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Angers BC 49 33-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Octavio Da Silveira (204-89) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Rida El Amrani (180-86) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Algerian point guard Ahmed Fellah (180-81) added 4 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for JA Vichy. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Angers BC 49 keeps the ninth position with five games lost. JA Vichy will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play against Rueil (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy: O.Da Silveira 20+6reb, R.El Amrani 12+5reb+4ast, G.Pons 9+4reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 8+1reb+1ast, V.Gelin 5+3reb+2ast, D.Tshomba 5+3reb+2ast
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 11+5reb+1ast, E.De Casabianca 9+1reb+3ast, M.Chupin 8+4reb, L.Gunnarsson 6+1reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 6+1reb+2ast, S.Traore 6+4reb
gschID: 184787


Souffel - Quimper 52-56

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Souffelweyersheim (8-2) in Souffel. on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (7-3) 56-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. Souffelweyersheim was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 9-3 charge of Quimper UJAP, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Souffelweyersheim to just 3 points in fourth quarter. It was a great evening for Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) helped adding 13 points and 4 assists. Guard Frederic Minet (188-81) responded with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Senegalese swingman Mouhamadou M'Bodji (193-81) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Quimper UJAP moved-up to fourth place. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Cognac. Quimper UJAP are looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Souffelweyersheim will play against the league's leader Orchesien BC (#1) in Orchies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimper: C.Raji 21+9reb, F.Thibedore 13+3reb+4ast, J.Moupegnou 8+8reb+1ast, W.Molas 6+3reb, R.Gregoire 4+2reb, C.Cherry 2+1reb+8ast
Souffel: M.M'Bodji 9+5reb+3ast, A.N'Diaye 9+7reb, J.Alingue 8+5reb, J.Cazenobe 7+6reb, F.Minet 7+7reb+4ast, J.Tschamber 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 184786



Tim Blue claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Tim Blue (205-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Antibes and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 26 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Maurienne (#7, 7-5) 81-75. Antibes is placed at 2nd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Antibes will need more victories to improve their 9-3 record. Blue 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 (5th best: 20.1ppg), rebounds (9th best: 8.3rpg) and averages solid 59.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Corey McIntosh (183-G-85) of Hyeres-Toulon. McIntosh impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Hyeres-Toulon lost that game 72-91 to the higher-ranked Fos Ouest (#12, 5-7). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Hyeres-Toulon keeps 17th position. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Hyeres-Toulon managed to get this year. McIntosh is a newcomer at Hyeres-Toulon and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) of Maurienne (#7). Brown scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Brown's great performance Maurienne lost 75-81 to the higher-ranked Antibes (#2, 9-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Maurienne needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Brown has a great season in France. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.8ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Patrick Sanders (198-F-85) of Charleville - 30 points and 7 rebounds
5. Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84) of Charleville - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen - 27 points and 7 rebounds
7. Olivier Romain (182-PG-88) of St Quentin - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Drake Reed (196-G/F-87) of Evreux - 26 points and 11 rebounds
9. Jonathan Rousselle (188-PG-90) of Boulogne - 23 points and 8 assists
10. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 17 points, 13 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. Feni Indistrija 5-1 
 2. Kumanovo 4-2 
 3. ABA Strumica 4-2 
 4. Kozuv 4-2 
 5. Rabotnicki 3-3 
 6. Lirija 3-3 
 7. Vardar 1-5 
 8. Pelister Bitola 0-6 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 2: Pelister Bitola - Kumanovo 77-94
Dec. 1: Kozuv - Lirija 74-67
Dec. 1: Vardar - Feni Indistrija 64-78
Dec. 1: ABA Strumica - Rabotnicki 101-96

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 8: Lirija - Pelister Bitola
Dec. 8: Kumanovo - ABA Strumica
Dec. 8: Feni Indistrija - Kozuv
Dec. 8: Rabotnicki - Vardar


Prva Liga Round 6: Kozuv beats Lirija in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gevgelija. Third ranked Kozuv faced second-best Lirija. Host Kozuv (4-2) defeated guests from Skopje (3-3) 74-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lirija. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-14. But Lirija won second period 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kozuv forced 19 Lirija turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds. Kozuv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kumanovo and ABA Strumica. Lirija at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. Kozuv is looking forward to face league's leader Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lirija will play at home against Pelister Bitola (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Feni Indistrija delivered the fifth victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Vardar (1-5) 78-64 in Skopje. It was a good game for the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sasa Bratic contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Dragan Kerkez replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds for Vardar. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Feni Indistrija maintains first position with 5-1 record. Vardar lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with five games lost. Feni Indistrija will play against Kozuv (#4) in Gevgelija in the next round. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Fersped-Rabotnicki.
Bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-77 loss to fourth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (4-2) in Bitola on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to second place, which they share with Kozuv and ABA Strumica. Loser Pelister Bitola still closes the standings with six games lost. Kumanovo 2009 will meet at home ABA Strumica (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Pelister Bitola will play against Lirija (#6) in Skopje and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Strumica was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Fersped-Rabotnicki (3-3) played at the court of fifth ranked ABA Strumica (4-2). ABA Strumica managed to secure a 5-point victory 101-96. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fersped-Rabotnicki. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Eftim Bogoev notched 22 points and 8 assists to lead the effort. ABA Strumica moved-up to second place, which they share with Kumanovo and Kozuv. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. ABA Strumica's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kumanovo 2009 on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fersped-Rabotnicki's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.

The best stats of 6th round was 27 points and 9 rebounds by Nemanja Jelesijevic of Rabotnicki.


Pelister Bitola - Kumanovo 77-94

Bottom-ranked Pelister Bitola (0-6) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 94-77 loss to fourth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (4-2) in Bitola on Sunday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to second place, which they share with Kozuv and ABA Strumica. Loser Pelister Bitola still closes the standings with six games lost. Kumanovo 2009 will meet at home ABA Strumica (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Pelister Bitola will play against Lirija (#6) in Skopje and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 201859


Vardar - Feni Indistrija 64-78

Leader Feni Indistrija delivered the fifth victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Vardar (1-5) 78-64 in Skopje. The game was mostly controlled by Feni Indistrija. Vardar was better in fourth quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Serbian swingman Sasa Bratic (202-81, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Dragan Kerkez replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and Vojce Levkoski (-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vardar. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Feni Indistrija maintains first position with 5-1 record. Vardar lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with five games lost. Feni Indistrija will play against Kozuv (#4) in Gevgelija in the next round. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Fersped-Rabotnicki.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: B.Trajkovski 18+12reb+1ast, S.Bratic 16+6reb+6ast, D.Sokolov 12+5reb+5ast, D.Knezevic 11+2reb+1ast, S.Bulatovic 8+4reb, V.Brckov 8+2reb+1ast
Vardar: D.Kerkez 14+17reb+3ast, V.Levkoski 13+5reb, D.Lazarevski 8, V.Petrovski 8+2reb+1ast, I.Ivanovic 6+1ast, P.Pajic 5+2reb
gschID: 201862


ABA Strumica - Rabotnicki 101-96

The game in Strumica was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Fersped-Rabotnicki (3-3) played at the court of fifth ranked ABA Strumica (4-2). ABA Strumica managed to secure a 5-point victory 101-96. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fersped-Rabotnicki. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Fersped-Rabotnicki was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 52-45 second half run of ABA Strumica. They made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. 27 personal fouls committed by Fersped-Rabotnicki helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) notched 22 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) supported him with 21 points. Even 27 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) by Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79, agency: World Sport Agency) did not help to save the game for Fersped-Rabotnicki. Naturalized Serbian forward Nenad Zivcevic (204-87, agency: New Trend Agency) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four ABA Strumica and five Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. ABA Strumica moved-up to second place, which they share with Kumanovo and Kozuv. Fersped-Rabotnicki at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. ABA Strumica's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kumanovo 2009 on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fersped-Rabotnicki's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: E.Bogoev 22+3reb+8ast, M.Janjusevic 21+2reb+2ast, Z.Gocevski 16+2reb, S.Balazs 13+2reb+2ast, A.Jevdic 9+2reb+1ast, N.Arsic 9+9reb
Rabotnicki: N.Jelesijevic 27+9reb+2ast, S.Avramovski 17+3reb, N.Zivcevic 15+5reb+7ast, J.Sharper 13+1reb, J.Petrovski 11+6ast, S.Krstevski 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 201861


Kozuv - Lirija 74-67

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gevgelija. Third ranked Kozuv faced second-best Lirija. Host Kozuv (4-2) defeated guests from Skopje (3-3) 74-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lirija. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-14. But Lirija won second period 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kozuv forced 19 Lirija turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Kozuv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kumanovo and ABA Strumica. Lirija at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Rabotnicki. Kozuv is looking forward to face league's leader Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lirija will play at home against Pelister Bitola (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 16+2reb+4ast, M.Pekovic 14+5reb+3ast, I.Mijajlovic 13+3reb+1ast, G.Glavchev 10+1reb, S.Bozovic 8+6reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 5+2reb
Lirija: B.Radunovic 22+5reb+1ast, D.Tasovski 9+9reb+3ast, A.Radojevik 9+4reb, C.Morban 9+1reb+1ast, T.Simic 7+8reb, B.Stajic 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 201860



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 2: Ratiopharm - Brose Bask. 83-85
Dec. 2: Bremerhaven - MBC 82-89
Dec. 2: ALBA - B.Muenchen 82-70
Dec. 1: Phoenix Hagen - Bayreuth 77-75
Dec. 1: NY Phantoms - LTi 46ers 76-65
Dec. 2: TBB Trier - EWE Baskets 74-67
Dec. 2: Art.Dragons - Walter Tigers 67-90
Dec. 2: Fraport SKY - s.Oliver Baskets 55-59
Dec. 2: Telekom Baskets - Neckar L'burg 100-74

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 8: B.Muenchen - Telekom Baskets
Dec. 8: MBC - Art.Dragons
Dec. 8: Neckar L'burg - TBB Trier
Dec. 8: Walter Tigers - Bremerhaven
Dec. 8: LTi 46ers - ALBA
Dec. 8: EWE Baskets - Fraport SKY
Dec. 9: Bayreuth - Ratiopharm
Dec. 9: s.Oliver Baskets - NY Phantoms
Dec. 9: Brose Bask. - Phoenix Hagen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm18.3 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.4 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.3 
 4. Thompson, ALBA15.4 
 5. Baxter, LTi 46ers14.6 
 6. Turek, Neckar L.14.6 
 7. Prowell, LTi 46ers14.5 
 8. White, Phoenix14.3 
 9. Nachbar, Brose B.14.3 
 10. Anderson, s.Oliv.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.3 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.9 
 3. Gordon, Phoenix7.2 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.0 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.9 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.8 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.6.7 
 8. Lischka, Walter T.6.4 
 9. Homan, B.Muenchen6.4 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.2 
 2. White, Phoenix4.6 
 3. Gibson, Fraport SKY4.4 
 4. Wood, ALBA4.0 
 5. Redding, Walter T.3.9 
 6. Harris, LTi 46ers3.8 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.6 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.5 
 10. Joyce, EWE Baske.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.1.8 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.8 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.7 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 6. White, Phoenix1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Young, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. Jones, Fraport S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.8 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 5. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.3 
 6. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 7. Pantelic, MBC1.3 
 8. Homan, B.Muenchen1.2 
 9. Boateng, NY Phant.1.2 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 2: Karlsruhe - NBC 95-86
Dec. 1: Leipzig - Jena 90-97
Dec. 2: Duesseldorf - Cuxhaven 89-94
Dec. 1: Vechta - Gotha 86-72
Dec. 1: Crailsheim - ETB Wohnbau 82-67
Dec. 2: Heidelberg - Finke Baskets 81-86
Dec. 1: Goettingen - Chemnitz 76-69
Dec. 2: Ehingen - Kirchheim 68-66

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 8: Gotha - NBC
Dec. 8: Vechta - Crailsheim
Dec. 8: ETB Wohnbau - Leipzig
Dec. 8: Jena - Ehingen
Dec. 8: Kirchheim - Duesseldorf
Dec. 8: Cuxhaven - Heidelberg
Dec. 8: Finke Baskets - Goettingen
Dec. 8: Chemnitz - Karlsruhe


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.2 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.5 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.1 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Barker, Jena17.7 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.5 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.17.3 
 8. Adams, Finke B.16.4 
 9. Khartchenkov, Leip.15.6 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.9 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Livas, Goettingen8.4 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 5. Henley, ETB W.8.0 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.8 
 7. Adomaitis, Jena7.6 
 8. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau7.5 
 9. Richardson, Karls.7.3 
 10. Thompson, NBC7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Williams, Vechta7.6 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.5 
 3. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.9 
 4. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 5. Jeka, Jena4.9 
 6. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz4.6 
 10. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.8 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.1 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.5 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.5 
 10. Johnson, Crailshe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.7 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 4. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.3 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz1.1 
 7. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 9. Calvin, Ehingen0.9 
 10. Lischka, Crailshe.0.8 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 10

North

Dec. 1: Hannover - Recklinghausen 89-102
Dec. 1: Dorsten - MTV Wolfenbuettel 82-78
Dec. 1: Stahnsdorf - Wulfen 71-69
Dec. 1: Oldenburg - Schwelm 63-77
Dec. 1: BSW Sixers - SU Medien 63-75
Dec. 1: Herten Lions - Rist Wedel 100-63

South

Dec. 1: Licher Baeren - Dresden 93-77
Dec. 2: Konstanz - Leitershofen 90-81
Dec. 1: Dragons - Bayer Giants 75-71
Dec. 1: Langen - TSV Troester 75-67
Dec. 1: Noerdlingen - Hanau 61-85
Dec. 1: Fraport SKY II - Weissenhorn 56-83

Regular Season: Round 11

North

Dec. 8: Rist Wedel - Hannover
Dec. 8: Recklinghausen - Oldenburg
Dec. 8: Schwelm - BSW Sixers
Dec. 8: SU Medien - Stahnsdorf
Dec. 8: Wulfen - Dorsten
Dec. 8: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Herten Lions

South

Dec. 7: Dresden - Fraport SKY II
Dec. 8: Hanau - Licher Baeren
Dec. 8: Weissenhorn - Langen
Dec. 8: TSV Troester - Konstanz
Dec. 9: Bayer Giants - Noerdlingen
Dec. 9: Leitershofen - Dragons


BBL Round 11: Brose Basket needs overtime to win over ratiopharm Ulm - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 11 in the BBL took place in Ulm. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (8-4) to first ranked Brose Bask. (9-1) 85-83 in the game for the first place. Brose Bask. made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds for ratiopharm Ulm. ratiopharm Ulm's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Brose Bask. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Brose Bask. are looking forward to face Phoenix Hagen (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ratiopharm Ulm will play against BBC Bayreuth (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Artland Dragons (7-4) against fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (4-6) on Sunday night. Host Artland Dragons were crushed by Walter Tigers in Quakenbrueck 90-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. It was a great evening for American guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Vaughn Duggins helped adding 23 points. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) responded with 14 points and 4 assists. Walter Tigers moved-up to thirteenth place. Artland Dragons at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with EWE Baskets. Walter Tigers will play against higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#12) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Artland Dragons will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#16) in Weissenfels and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Trier was also quite interesting. 4th placed EWE Baskets (7-4) played at the court of sixth ranked TBB Trier (7-3). TBB Trier managed to secure a 7-point victory 74-67 on Sunday. It was an exceptional evening for Nate Linhart who led the winners and scored 15 points. Robin Smeulders came up with 14 points and 7 rebounds for EWE Baskets in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for TBB Trier. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser EWE Baskets dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Art.Dragons. TBB Trier will meet EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. EWE Baskets will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#14) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Hagen. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of higher ranked BBC Bayreuth (6-5) to eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen (5-6) 77-75 on Saturday evening. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Davin White who scored 13 points and 8 assists. BBC Bayreuth's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Phoenix Hagen's next round opponent will be league's leader Brose Bask. in Bamberg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (5-6) and Mitteldeutscher BC (4-8), which took place in Bremerhaven. Higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost at home to seventeenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC 82-89 on Sunday. Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 assists. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Mitteldeutscher BC moved-up to sixteenth place. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#5) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: B.Muenchen were beaten by ALBA on the road 82-70. Telekom Baskets destroyed Neckar L'burg on its own court 100-74. s.Oliver Baskets managed to outperform Fraport SKY in Wuerzburg 59-55. NY Phantoms managed to beat LTi 46ers at home 76-65.


ALBA - B.Muenchen 82-70

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked ALBA Berlin (7-2) beat at home 8th ranked Bayern Muenchen (5-6) 82-70 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by ALBA Berlin. Bayern Muenchen was better in fourth quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALBA Berlin looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international Yassin Idbihi (209-83, college: Buffalo) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) answered with 14 points and 6 assists and international Jan-Hendrik Jagla (211-81, college: Penn St.) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Bayern Muenchen. Bayern Muenchen's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for ALBA Berlin. They moved-up to third place. Bayern Muenchen lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. ALBA Berlin will face bottom-ranked LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Bayern Muenchen will play at home against Telekom Baskets (#8) in Bonn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ALBA: Y.Idbihi 20+6reb+2ast, N.Djedovic 14+8reb+3ast, D.Thompson 11+6reb, D.Wood 10+3reb+8ast, Z.Morley 8+3reb, S.Schultze 8+1ast
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 14+4reb+6ast, J.Jagla 10+8reb+1ast, L.Roberts 10+6reb, J.Homan 9+4reb+2ast, R.Benzing 8+3reb+1ast, S.Hamann 7+3ast
gschID: 183904


Telekom Baskets - Neckar L'burg 100-74

Very expected game when 16th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-8) was smashed by eleventh ranked Telekom Baskets (5-5) in Bonn 100-74 on Sunday. The game without a history. Telekom Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to EnBW Ludwigsburg's 22 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded EnBW Ludwigsburg 36-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Telekom Baskets shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. EnBW Ludwigsburg was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Guard David McCray (188-86) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) answered with 18 points and international Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) added 13 points in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Four EnBW Ludwigsburg players 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. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eighth place. EnBW Ludwigsburg lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the seventeenth position with eight games lost. Telekom Baskets will face Bayern Muenchen (#11) on the road in the next round. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against TBB Trier (#4).
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: R.Vaden 24+4reb+1ast, D.McCray 13+6ast, K.Weems 12+6reb+1ast, P.Ewing Jr. 9+5reb+3ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 8+3reb, J.Jordan 8+2reb+6ast
Neckar L'burg: K.Taylor 18+4reb+3ast, L.Staiger 13+4reb+1ast, D.Jackson 12+3ast, M.Weber 10+2reb+1ast, J.Turek 7+6reb+1ast, D.Weaver 6+4reb
gschID: 183902


Fraport SKY - s.Oliver Baskets 55-59

Everything could happen in Frankfurt at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked s Oliver Baskets and 12th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners had identical 4-6 record. But Deutsche Bank Skyliners were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Wuerzburg 59-55 on Sunday night. Deutsche Bank Skyliners trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 21-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 55-59 at the end of the game. American players dominated also this game. point guard John Little (180-84, college: N.Iowa) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. Power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. s Oliver Baskets' coach Marcel Schroeder used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds and forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) added 18 points in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. s Oliver Baskets (5-6) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Deutsche Bank Skyliners dropped to the fourteenth position with seven games lost. s Oliver Baskets will face New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against EWE Baskets in Oldenburg.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: J.Little 15+3reb+1ast, D.Anderson 11+4reb, J.Boone 10+7reb+2ast, L.McIntosh 7+2reb+1ast, J.McKinney 7+5reb, A.King 4+2reb+1ast
Fraport SKY: Z.Peacock 18+1reb, Q.Robertson 12+9reb+3ast, J.Voigtmann 6+6reb, K.Klein 5, J.Jones 4+2reb+4ast, D.Gibson 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 183901


Art.Dragons - Walter Tigers 67-90

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Artland Dragons (7-4) against fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (4-6) on Sunday night. Host Artland Dragons were crushed by Walter Tigers in Quakenbrueck 90-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. It was a great shooting night for Walter Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. It was a great evening for American guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Vaughn Duggins (190-87, college: Wright St., agency: Pro One Sports) helped adding 23 points. Four Walter Tigers players scored in double figures. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and Serbian center Petar Popovic (211-79) scored 17 points. Walter Tigers moved-up to thirteenth place. Artland Dragons at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with EWE Baskets. Walter Tigers will play against higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#12) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Artland Dragons will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#16) in Weissenfels and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: V.Duggins 23+3ast, R.Redding 21+2reb+4ast, J.Young 16+6reb+3ast, T.Nash 10+3reb+1ast, J.Lischka 9+7reb+2ast, K.Frease 9+3reb+1ast
Art.Dragons: P.Popovic 17+3reb, M.Haynes 14+2reb+4ast, D.Mallet 9+1reb+1ast, S.Kerusch 8+8reb, G.Gruenheid 8+4reb, B.Taylor 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 183900


Bremerhaven - MBC 82-89

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (5-6) and Mitteldeutscher BC (4-8), which took place in Bremerhaven. Higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lost at home to seventeenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC 82-89 on Sunday. Mitteldeutscher BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Icelandic point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 assists. Power forward Steve Wachalski (202-83) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) answered with 19 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) added 16 points in the effort for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Four Mitteldeutscher BC and five Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC moved-up to sixteenth place. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#5) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
MBC: H.Vilhjalmsson 17+1reb+6ast, S.Wachalski 14+5reb+3ast, C.Timberlake 14+1reb+6ast, D.Pantelic 13+3reb+1ast, P.Heyden 12+3reb+1ast, D.Uskoski 8+7reb+1ast
Bremerhaven: S.Morrison 19+9reb+1ast, S.Burrell 16+2reb+2ast, A.Harris 11+1reb+2ast, P.Zwiener 11+3reb+1ast, K.Waleskowski 10+7reb+1ast, S.Jackson 7+2reb
gschID: 183905


Ratiopharm - Brose Bask. 83-85

The most exciting game of round 11 in the BBL took place in Ulm. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (8-4) to first ranked Brose Bask. (9-1) 85-83 in the game for the first place. Brose Bask. made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Brose Bask. players scored in double figures. American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and forward Sebastian Betz (198-85, agency: Pro One Sports) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. ratiopharm Ulm's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Brose Bask. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record. ratiopharm Ulm at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Brose Bask. are looking forward to face Phoenix Hagen (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ratiopharm Ulm will play against BBC Bayreuth (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: A.Gavel 30+2reb+3ast, C.Jacobsen 16+7reb+5ast, S.Ford 11+3reb, J.Goldsberry 11+3reb+3ast, T.Gipson 8+1reb+1ast, B.Nachbar 5+10reb+4ast
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 26+11reb+1ast, K.Nankivil 9+4reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 9+4reb+1ast, P.Guenther 8+3reb+3ast, L.Jeter 8+3reb+2ast, S.Betz 7+9reb
gschID: 183897


TBB Trier - EWE Baskets 74-67

The game in Trier was also quite interesting. 4th placed EWE Baskets (7-4) played at the court of sixth ranked TBB Trier (7-3). TBB Trier managed to secure a 7-point victory 74-67 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-14. But EWE Baskets won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TBB Trier made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) who led the winners and scored 15 points. His fellow American import guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Linhart is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Naturalized Dutch forward Robin Smeulders (207-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) came up with 14 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points respectively for EWE Baskets in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for TBB Trier. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser EWE Baskets dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Art.Dragons. TBB Trier will meet EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. EWE Baskets will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#14) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: N.Linhart 15+4reb+1ast, B.Stewart 13+3reb+3ast, B.Harper 11+6reb, J.Howell 9+1reb+2ast, A.Seiferth 7+6reb+2ast, B.Doreth 7+4ast
EWE Baskets: R.Smeulders 14+7reb, A.Chubb 13+3reb+1ast, R.Paulding 10+1reb+2ast, C.Kramer 8+4reb+2ast, D.Bahiense de Mello 5+1reb, K.Wysocki 5+2reb
gschID: 183903


NY Phantoms - LTi 46ers 76-65

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked LTi 46ers (2-9) lost to sixteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (4-7) in Braunschweig 65-76 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by New Yorker Phantoms. LTi 46ers was better in second period 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St., agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four New Yorker Phantoms players scored in double figures. American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) answered with 23 points and Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for LTi 46ers. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Fraport SKY. Loser LTi 46ers stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. New Yorker Phantoms will face higher ranked s Oliver Baskets (#9) in Wuerzburg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. LTi 46ers will play at home against ALBA Berlin (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: E.Boateng 21+8reb+2ast, D.Schroeder 14+2reb+3ast, I.McElroy 13+3reb+3ast, H.NaNa 13+7reb+4ast, R.Kulawick 9+4reb+2ast, J.Davis 4+2reb+2ast
LTi 46ers: L.Prowell 23+3reb+1ast, R.Brooks 10+3reb+2ast, E.Ovcina 9+5reb+1ast, J.Perkovic 8+3reb+2ast, D.Harris 6+6reb+3ast, O.Fassler 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183899


Phoenix Hagen - Bayreuth 77-75

A very interesting game took place in Hagen. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of higher ranked BBC Bayreuth (6-5) to eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen (5-6) 77-75 on Saturday evening. BBC Bayreuth cut a 16-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. Phoenix Hagen players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by BBC Bayreuth's players. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) who scored 13 points and 8 assists. Swingman Abe Lodwick (201-88, college: Washington St.) chipped in 17 points. Forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. BBC Bayreuth's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Phoenix Hagen's next round opponent will be league's leader Brose Bask. in Bamberg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: A.Lodwick 17+3reb+2ast, D.White 13+2reb+8ast, A.Hess 13+1reb+1ast, D.Gregory 8+3reb, B.Kruel 8+3reb+3ast, M.Dorris 6+4reb+3ast
Bayreuth: J.Cain 16+6reb+1ast, G.McGhee 12+6reb, J.Trapani 11+5reb, B.Bailey 10+2reb+2ast, B.Wyrick 9+4reb, N.Simon 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183898



Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) We Will Have To Match The Intensity Of Bamberg On Both Ends Of The Court - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri that is 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 five time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg.

A tough 77-74 home loss in Eurocup play against Spartak. What was key at the end for not getting the win?

They made enough free throws and got the critical stop in the last minute.

What gave ratiopharm Ulm the most problems with the guard duo Zach Wright and Patrick Beverly?

Beverly was more of a scorer this game, they both do a good job of drawing the defense and finding the cutting big.

How much video did the team have to watch after the tough loss against the Fraport Skyliners? What mistakes did the team learn from?

We watched most of the game on film. Frankfurt played with a lot more energy than us and were able to force turnovers. We learned that any given night in the BBL you can lose if you don't bring your best effort.


The next game is against the Brose Baskets Bamberg?Do you remember watching Bostjan Nachtbar when he played in the NBA and you were in college?

I have seen some clips from his time with the Nets.

Defense is still something that ratiopharm Ulm can improve. Will even a 90% effort on the defensive end be enough for a victory?

I don't think you can be 90% in any area and expect to beat the defending champs unless it is your shooting %. We will have to match their intensity on both ends of the court.

There is a lot of hope that young German Till Joscha Johnke will be able to come into the foot steps of a Per Guenther one day. What do you like most about his game?

His defense and his rebounding from the PG position, he is always pushing his opponent in practice in those areas.

Derek Fischer is reported headed to the Dallas Mavericks and Pao Gasol to the New York Knicks. What are your thoughts about these possible occurences?

Fisher is good for Dallas, they will be solid when Dirk is healthy. I dont buy into the Gasol trades yet, Laker fans hate on him too much.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

RED. Bruce Willis, Action, Comedy.

Thanks Dane for the chat




The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg Win Round 2 At The Battle Of Frankfurt 59-55 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It had been a strange sight and something that one had to get used to in the first few months in Frankfurt basketball land not seeing Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, college: Missouri) sporting his GQ outfits and St Louis Cardinals hats, listening to his actor like soft voice philosophying about the game like a young Wesly Snipes or just getting into a groove of saying ahhhhhhhh after witnessing the grace and beauty of seeing his shooting stroke from all over the court. Not seeing Jimmy McKinney in a Fraport Skyliners jersey has been as difficult for fans on the Main as if the famous Frankfurt drink Appelwoi had been banished for good, the Romer place had been painted pink for marketing reasons or if the famous Frankfurt wurtschen hot dogs had been replaced by the ball park franks. These things ever happening would have been like a cut in the heart for people just like it was the gregarious St Louis native packing his stuff and heading to Wurzburg. Mckinney had returned back to Frankfurt in preseason with the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg to battle in a preseason game at the Skyliners traing facility which they lost. However that preseason clout wasnt the same for Mckinney as returning to the Fraport arena which had been his living room for the past six years. Mckinney has started a bit subpar into the season shooting under 40% from the field and from downtown, but when one saw Mckinney step on the floor for the first time in a Wurzburg jersey, one could see the look in his eyes that he was as focused as head coach Mike D antoni trying to bring glory days back to the Los Angeles Lakers, well known soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic still showing that he can score amazing goals like a Messi or Ronaldo at the ripe age of 31 or like any American making the most of a Thanksgiving meal each year. Mckinney came back to Frankfurt and wasnt a big factor on offense scoring seven points, but helped guide the team to a hard fought 59-55 victory. It was tough playing, because the whole return was so emotional which led to me not finding my rhythm until the end. I was really happy to play against Tez. He is my guy and I love him dirty. He is like a real brother to me and I hope that we can be teammates again someday. He is one of the best athletes I ever saw, stressed Jimmy McKinney. Robertson also enjoyed playing against his friend. We competed very hard and really made it hard for each other. He didnt score much, but the team still scored. I miss the fun we had on and off the court, smilied Quantez Robertson. Jason Boone was all smiles when describing the worth of Mckinney to the team. He might not have admitted it, but Jimmy was locked in for this game. We really wanted to get him the win. He works so hard is always the first in the gym and last to go. He just wants to win so much. I never saw such a pure shooter like him, warned New York native Jason Boone. I like Jimmy McKinney. He is a real smooth guy and great shooter. You cant give him any space. You always need to know where he is at all times, stressed American Skyliner Ted Scott.

The Fraport Skyliners entered the game in 12th place and coming off a high with their domination and win against ratiopharm Ulm last weekend. They were looking for their fourth home win in a row and were defending like a Boston Celtic team of the 60s with Bill Russell at the helm as they were averaging only giving up 60 points a game. Frankfurt stayed on track allowing only 59 points, but were unable to get a flow on offense. It was one of those games where the ball wasnt falling. We had great looks, but they just werent falling. On offense you need to execute and we didnt do that. Everyone has to be in the right place. We were a bit hesitant at times and were a bit too unselfish. At the end of the day if you want to be successful you still have to hit your shots. We did play good defense though, stressed Ted Scott. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg entered the game in 13th place and were coming off a big win in Eurocup play against Valencia. They are a team that is known as playing in the trenches on defense, but still havent found a consistency in offense. They didnt have their best offensive game, but played hard enough defense to prevail and even at the end when the Fraport Skyliners made a run and cut the lead to three points, were able to grind out the win in crunch time even though they had lost three games with seven or less points. Jason Boone saw parallels to the 55-51 loss in Wurzburg. Both games were similar in that both teams defended very well. We were able to grind out the game at the end and hit some big shots, added Jason Boone. Mckinney was as comical as usual when asked if he could win round three at the battle of Wurzburg later this season. I think we can win round three in Wurzburg. Only Miles can say something like that, laughed Jimmy MCkinney. Quantez Robertson had a fierce look of a tiger about round three at the battle of Wurzburg latte rin the season. Jimmy knows I want revenge and he better be ready, warned Quantez Robertson.

4,560 fans wanted to watch a classic defensive battle on a Sunday afternoon and that is exactly what they got. The first few minutes remained scoreless as both teams were feeling each other out as Quantez Robertson already set the tone on defense as he made two steals. No team was giving the other team any gifts as defense was on the menu and offense seemed like a rotten apple had been served for desert. Jimmy McKinney finally got Wurzburg on the board first with an off balance jumper. Skyliner head coach brought in energy spark Zach Peacock who came from the bench and right hit a fade away jumper from the left wing. The game continued to be very tight as both teams had to fight like a lion for their shots as open shots in the first quarter seemed as scare as finding water in the desert. Jason Boone then got the 300 Wurzburg fans who made the trip to jump from their seats with a powering left handed slam dunk over American Dion Dowell. Robertson then tied the game at 4-4 with a pair of free throws. Villanova alumnist Dwayne Anderson then showed that he can score in bounces like a Mckinney making a floater and jumper from the wing as Wurzburg led 8-4. Wurzburg continued their run to 7-0 as they had great ball movement and found Mckinney open and he dropped a three pointer as Wrzburg led 11-4. The Fraport Skyliners then put a small dent into the run making a 5-0 run to cut the Wurzburg lead to 11-9. Dowell who iis always a threat from outside nailed a bomb form outside and Robertson got to the free throw line again making two free throws. Jason Boone then made like Shaq again dunking as if that was all he should do as German Danilo Barthel did the right choice by stepping out of the way. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg led 13-9 after one quarter. This was what all expected with a defensive battle. Both teams had problems finding a rhythm on offense. Both teams seemed a bit nervous and one could see that the Skyliners were missing their injured players, stressed s.Oliver baskets assistant press secretary Michael Will. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 38% from the field and 25% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 25% from the field and 25% from outside. Wurzburg had the 10-5 rebound edge and both teams had five turnovers a piece.

The Fraport Skyliners didnt get out of the gate fast in the second quarter as the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg stepped up their intensity on offense speeding out on a crushing 8-0 run to lead 21-9. Wurzburg got three pointers from unlikely players like John Little and German Christoph Henneberger. One can defend a Little in that he has vastly improved his scoring in the last year as he was always known as a top defender. Since the playoff series last season against Alba Berlin, he was top scorer in that series and was more like a Dashaun Wood than a John Little on offense in that series. Ex Skyliner Alex King then found some space inside and also dunked. Frankfurt continued to have difficulty on offense by getting any support besides from Peacock who traded baskets with Little. Wurzburg continued to get too the free throw line as Dwayne Anderson drew two fouls. Peacock then scored a turn around jumper over Anderson as whenever he called for the ball he got it. Devin Gibson then made a shot in the lane as Frankfurt trailed 28-15. Frankfurt continued to be too inconsistent and lacked concentration as Robertson made a steal and then lost the ball on that possession in the first quarter and Gibson did it in the second quarter. Ex Artland Dragon Lamont Mcintosh nailed a pull up jumper and Johnathan Jones made a tip in as Frankfurt trailed 30-18. Dwayne Anderson then made a pretty penetration giving Germans Barthel and Voightman nice head fakes and then laying in the ball with his left hand. Jones closed out the second quarter with a coast to coast run as the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg led 33-21 at halftime. The first two three pointers by Little and Henneberger were key for getting the momentum. We ahd better ball movement and the Valencia game gave the team self confidence. It was just a mental thing before our shots started to fall, added Michael Will. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 43% from the field and 30% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 29% from the field and 11% from the three point line. Wurzburg had the 20-13 rebound edge, but ten turnovers and Frankfurt had eight turnovers.

In the third quarter, the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg continued to keep their 10-12 point lead as the Fraport Skyliners continued to have scoring woes. The team could have used Ted Scott who is still out with an injury as that deadly shooting presence that the American has was missed as much as Germna national player Holger Badstuber will be for the FC Bayern Munich soccer team. Boone started the third quarter with a free throw as Wurzburg led 34-21. Zach Peacock was a player that was being the go to guy, but another Skyliner was being a presence with German Konstantin Klein. The young German who is a license player that also plays PRO B was a guy that was really trying to take charge as he was looking for the shot, penetrating and just being a beast any way he could as a guard. He dropped a three pointer and right away on the next play force a turnover on American Ben Jacobson. Frankfurt still trailed 34-24. Then it was time again for Jason Boone who was in dunk mode making two consecutive dunks in a row as Wurzburg led 38-24. After missing a dunk, Boone got another chance and kind of dunked it home softly like a baby. I like to play physical, but at times, but the opponent buries me and I miss the dunk, then I get a different mindset and that is the wakeup call for the next opportunity to finish well, stressed ex BG Goettingen American Jason Boone. Little and Peacock exchanged three pointers as Wurzburg still had the upperhand leading 41-30. Here and there there were minor breakdowns in the Frankfurt defense allowing a Alex King to fly unscathed to the hop for an easy lay up as his man and help were nowhere to be seen. Johannes Voigtmann continues to use the extended playing time to grow as a big man as he made a pretty baby hook shot over Jason Boone. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg still led after three quarters 45-34. The third quarter was back and forth and we knew we had to keep a good lead, because Frankfurt can always come back. We kept lead at 10 points, added Jason Boone. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 52% form the two point range and 27% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 37% from the field and 19% from the parking lot. Wurzburg had the 27-19 rebound edge, but 16 turnovers while Frankfurt had 12 turnovers.

With ten minutes to play, time was running out for the Fraport Skyliners, but one should never count out the players of Muli Katzurin until the final buzzer has sounded. Peacock started the scoring for Frankfurt with a nice shovel lay in between King and Boone. Little then hit another big three pointer as Wurzburg led 48-36. Saved his best for last dropping a three pointer and hitting a pull up jumper. Robertson also hit a three pointer, but Wurzburg still led 55-41 as the Fraport Skyliners continued to be unable to make any ground. However one can argue what are the most exciting things in a basketball game to mega dunks or monster blocks, but the ability for a team to race back into a game with a run has to be high on the list for any basketball fan as the Fraport Skyliners did exactly that going on a 11-0 run to cut the Wurzburg lead to 55-52 with two minutes to play. A massive Zach Peacock dunk on the fast break got Frankfurt the momentum for the run. German Johannes Voigtman also played an important role hitting back to back mid distance jumpers in the run. Robertson then made a lay up and on the next in bound play, Gibson stole the ball out of Mckinneys hand under the basket and fed the ball to Tez for the next lay in and three point difference. Frankfurt never gave up. There are so many teams that when they are down much will say we will get them back the next day, but not Frankfurt. Frankfurt hit big shots and got the crowd going. We had to shut the door faster, but couldnt, stressed Jason Boone. The Fraport Skyliners seemed like they were going to pull out an incredible come from behind win, but then had misfortune again as Jones made a big steal and fed super Tez, but he missed the lay up with a hard penetration. After Mckinney got the ball, he went back and Skyliner Devin Gibson tried to draw a foul, but instead got hit for too much acting getting a technical foul and sending Mckinney to the free throw line. Then Frankfurt had a chance to cut the lead to two points, but Robertson missed a tough three pointer from the wing. I tried to get off the quick shot to cut the lead to two points, but it just didnt want to fall, commented Quantez Robertson. Little then made two free throws and Klein hit a tough lay in high off the glass, but was all too late as the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg escaped the trench of the Fraport arena with a win. Giving up 59 points is good on defense, but we need to find some offensive punch. Peacock did a good job, but we need to have more guys step up. We missed too many free throws, warned Devin Gibson.

The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were led by John Little with 15 points. Dwayne Anderson contributed 11 points and Jason Boone mustered 10 points and seven rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Zach Peacocok with 18 points. Quantez Robertson had 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and five steals. The Fraport Skyliners had a weak day at the shooting office shooting 35% from the field and 20% from downtown while the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg shot 37% from the field and 26% form downtown. The offense will have to improve if the Fraport Skyliners want to see more wins this season. We werent always taking open shots. We were taking more tough shots. We have to create more for others, warned Quantez Robertson. Wurzburg won the rebounding duel 34-30. Frankfurt did a great job forcing Wurzburg to 20 turnovers and having nine fast break points and not allowing Wurzburg any fast break points. The next game for the Fraport Skyliners in on December 8th in Oldenburg.




Greg Ktistou back in Hagen - by Moritz Korff

Last season Greek-American veteran Gregory Ktistou (186-PG-79, college: Carthage) had his share in keeping BG Hagen in the 1. Regionalliga West. Now, the 33-year-old guard, who received Eurobasket.com All-RLW Bosman Player of the Year honors following the 2011-12 campaign and averaged 20.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg in 13 games for the BG squad, has joined back the team. Shortly after his arrival in Germany he made his comeback in a 61-67 loss to top team AstroStars Bochum, but suffered a concussion two minutes into the game. When driving to the basket, he was taken out of the air and hit his head on the floor.


Gavel's 30-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old point guard Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Brose Bask. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had the game-high 30 points adding two rebounds and three assists for Brose Bask. in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ratiopharm (#2, 8-4) 85-83. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Brose Bask. to consolidate first place in the German league. Brose Bask. has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. In the team's last game Gavel had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Brose Bask., through which he has constantly improved. Gavel has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (7th best: 3.6apg) and averages solid 61.7% FGP and 42.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Eric Boateng (208-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of NY Phantoms. He is British-Ghanian center in his first season at NY Phantoms. In the last game Boateng recorded impressive 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course NY Phantoms cruised to a 76-65 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked LTi 46ers (#18, 2-9). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But NY Phantoms managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 15th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-7 record. Boateng is a newcomer at NY Phantoms and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to center John Bryant (208-C-87) of league's second-best Ratiopharm. Bryant scored 26 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Bryant's great performance Ratiopharm lost 83-85 to #1 ranked Brose Bask.. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Ratiopharm needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Bryant has a great season in Germany. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 10.3rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.8bpg, FGP: 56.7% and 3PT: 45.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Scott Morrison (212-C-86) of Bremerhaven - 19 points and 9 rebounds
5. Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85) of Telekom Baskets - 24 points and 4 rebounds
6. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81) of Brose Bask. - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83) of ALBA - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Joshua Young (185-PG-88) of Walter Tigers - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Reggie Redding (196-G-88) of Walter Tigers - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jason Cain (208-F-85) of Bayreuth - 16 points and 6 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)



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 1: Apollon Patras - Ilysiakos 94-72
Dec. 1: PAOK - AGOR 91-85 OT
Dec. 2: Ikaros - Kolossos 86-66
Dec. 1: Panionios - Panelefsiniakos 81-73
Dec. 2: KAOD - Kavala 72-73
Dec. 2: Peristeri GS - Panathinaikos 41-76
Dec. 3: Olympiacos - Aris


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Pappas, Panionios19.1 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros18.6 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.5 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos15.9 
 5. McGrath, PA.15.4 
 6. Kakaroudis, KAOD14.0 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros13.8 
 8. Knowles, KAOD13.8 
 9. Tsaldaris, Kolossos13.8 
 10. Grant, Apollon13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.9 
 2. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.9 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris7.7 
 4. Kanonidis, Periste.6.9 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.9 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.8 
 7. Faye, Ikaros6.6 
 8. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.3 
 10. Tsiakos, Panele.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.7 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.5 
 4. Grundy, Kavala4.3 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK3.8 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos3.8 
 7. Tsochlas, AGOR3.6 
 8. Petroulas, Periste.3.4 
 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. Grundy, Kavala2.2 
 3. Papanikolaou, Olym.2.1 
 4. Palmer, KAOD2.1 
 5. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 6. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.9 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.9 
 8. Grant, Apollon1.9 
 9. Knowles, KAOD1.8 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Petway, AGOR2.1 
 2. Coleman, Kavala1.9 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.8 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.4 
 5. Michel, KAOD1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.1 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 9. Wyatt, Ikaros0.9 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos0.8 


Div.B Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 8

North

Dec. 2: Stratoni - Metamorfosi 88-66
Dec. 2: Ionikos N.F. - Egaleo 73-67
Dec. 2: Periko/Arhelaos - Marousi 68-82
Dec. 2: Aias Evosmou - Iraklis 67-72
Dec. 2: Ionikos Ionias - Anatolia 64-70
Dec. 2: Doxa Pefkon - Filippos Veroias 64-54

South

Dec. 2: Psyhiko - Esperos Patras 87-67
Dec. 2: Holargos - Enosi 81-71
Dec. 2: Near East - Amyntas Dafnis 76-70
Dec. 2: Aetos - Kronos AD 66-53
Dec. 2: Panerythraikos - Halkidas 57-55
Dec. 2: Perama Ermis - AEK Athens 49-69


Kolossos on the market for a new coach (?) - by Dimitris Katsionis

After the team's fifht straight loss, Kolossos's administration is on the market, looking for Minas Gekos's replacement. The team struggled today against Ikaros (a 86-66 loss) and it's obvious that there is a need for a new voice around. Kolossos ranks 9th in the league, with a 3-5 record. Gekos's team seems to have seriously problem on the defensive end and lacks of balance in it's game. We will certainly have news soon..


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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Leiden 11-2 
 2. Den Bosch 10-2 
 3. M.Magixx 8-4 
 4. Groningen 8-4 
 5. Zwolle 7-5 
 6. Den Helder K. 6-7 
 7. Leeuwarden 5-7 
 8. Weert 4-8 
 9. Amsterdam 1-11 
 10. Rotterdam 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 1: Den Helder K. - Zwolle 89-77
Dec. 2: M.Magixx - Rotterdam 88-70
Dec. 2: Amsterdam - Weert 75-76
Dec. 1: Leiden - Groningen 70-48
Dec. 1: Leeuwarden - Den Bosch 60-98

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 6: Rotterdam - Leeuwarden
Dec. 6: Groningen - Zwolle
Dec. 6: Den Bosch - Amsterdam
Dec. 8: M.Magixx - Zwolle
Dec. 8: Groningen - Den Bosch
Dec. 8: Den Helder K. - Rotterdam
Dec. 8: Leeuwarden - Weert
Dec. 9: Amsterdam - Leiden
Dec. 11: Weert - M.Magixx


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 1: Cangeroes - Almonte 91-62
Dec. 1: Almere P. - BC Apollo 2 83-80
Nov. 29: De Hoppers - Punch 82-52
Dec. 1: MSV/Zeemacht - Binnenland 80-77
Dec. 1: Red Giants - De Groene 80-77
Dec. 2: Leiden 2 - Rotterdam 2 63-65
Dec. 1: UBALL - Orca's Urk 61-78

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 4: De Groene - UBALL
Dec. 4: Almonte - De Hoppers
Dec. 4: Rotterdam 2 - MSV/Zeemacht
Dec. 4: Orca''s Urk - Almere P.
Dec. 4: Binnenland - Red Giants


Van der List number one in Holland for round 11 - by Eurobasket News

International center Jeroen van der List (213-C-89, agency: Court Side) had an amazing evening in the last round for Den Helder K., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Zwolle (#5, 7-5) 89-77. Den Helder K. is placed at 6th position in Dutch Eredivisie. Den Helder K. 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 6-7 record. In the team's last game van der List had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Den Helder K.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Indian Hills CC star has very solid stats this year. van der List is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.5rpg) and averages impressive 1.5bpg and 61.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Darryl Webb (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports) of Zwolle. Webb had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Zwolle lost that game 77-89 to slightly lower-ranked Den Helder K. (#6, 6-7). This loss caused Zwolle to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Webb is a newcomer at Zwolle, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.2ppg (#5). He also registered 10.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Kyle Spain (196-F-87) of M.Magixx (#3). Spain scored 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of M.Magixx, leading his team to a 88-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Rotterdam (#10, 1-11). M.Magixx needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Spain has a great season in Holland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.3ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 8.4rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joost Padberg (202-F/C-91) of Weert - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Peter Van Paassen (211-C/F-78) of Den Bosch - 9 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Kelvin Martin (195-F-89) of M.Magixx - 23 points and 5 rebounds
7. Ross Bekkering (203-F-87) of Leiden - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Andre Young (175-G-90) of Den Bosch - 17 points and 6 assists
9. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch - 14 points and 6 rebounds
10. Maurits Pieper (198-F-90) of Amsterdam - 19 points, 7 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)



Eredivisie Round 11: Groningen loses to Leiden in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Leiden. First ranked host Leiden (11-2) smashed 3rd placed Groningen (8-4) 70-48. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Groningen. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 Groningen turnovers. It was a great evening for Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Michael Schachtner (206-86, college: Green Bay) helped adding 15 points. American guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) responded with 7 points and 9 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. Leiden have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Groningen at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with M.Magixx. Leiden are looking forward to face Amsterdam (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Groningen will play against the league's second-placed Den Bosch (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Zwolle (#4) was upset in Den Helder by seventh ranked Den Helder K. 89-77. It was an exceptional evening for international center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. Storm Warren accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds for Zwolle in the defeat. Den Helder K. (6-7) moved-up to sixth place. Zwolle at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Den Helder K. will play against bottom-ranked Rotterdam (#10) at home in the next round. Zwolle will play against M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Leeuwarden supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Den Bosch (10-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Leeuwarden (5-7). Den Bosch smashed Leeuwarden 98-60 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Andre Young who scored 17 points and 6 assists. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jerrell Williams produced 15 points for the hosts. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-2 record behind leader Leiden. Loser Leeuwarden dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Den Bosch will meet Groningen (#4) in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Weert and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Amsterdam. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Amsterdam (1-11) to eighth ranked Weert (4-8) 76-75 in the fight for the eighth place. Weert maintains eighth place with 4-8 record. Amsterdam lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Weert's next round opponent will be higher ranked M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Amsterdam will play at home against the league's leader Leiden (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last game of round 11 bottom-ranked Rotterdam lost to M.Magixx on the opponent's court 70-88.


Amsterdam - Weert 75-76

A very interesting game took place in Amsterdam. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Amsterdam (1-11) to eighth ranked Weert (4-8) 76-75 in the fight for the eighth place. Amsterdam was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 22-20 charge of Weert, which allowed them to win the game. Weert maintains eighth place with 4-8 record. Amsterdam lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 11 games lost. Weert's next round opponent will be higher ranked M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Amsterdam will play at home against the league's leader Leiden (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
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M.Magixx - Rotterdam 88-70

Very expected game in Nijmegen where 10th ranked Rotterdam (1-11) was defeated by fourth ranked M.Magixx (8-4) 88-70. Rotterdam was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 53-33 second half run of M.Magixx. They outrebounded Rotterdam 47-34 including 34 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Kelvin Martin (195-89, college: Charleston So.) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. M.Magixx's coach Mark van Schutterhoef allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Rotterdam. The victory was the third consecutive win for M.Magixx. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Groningen. Rotterdam lost their tenth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. M.Magixx's next round opponent will be Weert (#8) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Rotterdam will play against Den Helder K..
Top scorers:
M.Magixx: K.Spain 24+10reb+2ast, K.Martin 23+5reb, R.Sihota 12+6reb+2ast, N.Oudendag 8+4reb, M.Aarts 7+6reb, H.Bekkering 4+5reb+2ast
Rotterdam: C.Echols 15+10reb, D.Jones 14+5reb+1ast, A.Miles 13+4reb+6ast, G.Slagter 9+4reb+3ast, M.Otten 8+3reb+1ast, I.Filipan 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 193647


Leiden - Groningen 70-48

The game between Top Four teams took place in Leiden. First ranked host Leiden (11-2) smashed 3rd placed Groningen (8-4) 70-48. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Groningen. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 Groningen turnovers. It was a great evening for Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Michael Schachtner (206-86, college: Green Bay) helped adding 15 points. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. American guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) responded with 7 points and 9 rebounds and international Jessey Voorn (193-90, agency: Court Side) scored 8 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. Leiden have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Groningen at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with M.Magixx. Leiden are looking forward to face Amsterdam (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Groningen will play against the league's second-placed Den Bosch (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leiden: M.Schachtner 15+2reb+2ast, R.Bekkering 15+10reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 10+1reb, A.Slagter 10+5reb+2ast, T.Gallo 8+5reb+2ast, W.de Jong 6+2reb+3ast
Groningen: J.Voorn 8+4reb+2ast, T.Koenis 8+1reb, S.de Randamie 8+2reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 7+9reb+2ast, D.Van Der Horst 6+3reb+1ast, T.Theeuwkens 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 193644


Leeuwarden - Den Bosch 60-98

The game in Leeuwarden supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Den Bosch (10-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Leeuwarden (5-7). Den Bosch smashed Leeuwarden 98-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Den Bosch. Leeuwarden managed to win fourth quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Leeuwarden to just 5 points in first quarter. Den Bosch dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Leeuwarden's 34. They outrebounded Leeuwarden 38-25 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Den Bosch especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who scored 17 points and 6 assists. The former international power forward Peter Van Paassen (211-78, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Court Side) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. Four Den Bosch players scored in double figures. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) produced 15 points and naturalized Moroccan forward Hicham Kherrazi (195-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 10 points respectively for the hosts. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-2 record behind leader Leiden. Loser Leeuwarden dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Den Bosch will meet Groningen (#4) in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Weert and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: A.Young 17+1reb+6ast, S.Wessels 14+6reb+1ast, K.Akerboom 13+5reb+1ast, D.Wright 13+3reb+3ast, M.Bauscher 9+2reb+3ast, P.Van Paassen 9+11reb+2ast
Leeuwarden: J.Williams 15+3reb, H.Kherrazi 10+4reb+2ast, S.Givens 10+1reb, R.Holcomb Faye 7+2reb+2ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 6+5reb+1ast, D.Michaels 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 193646


Den Helder K. - Zwolle 89-77

Zwolle (#4) was upset in Den Helder by seventh ranked Den Helder K. 89-77. It looked good early as Zwolle took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Den Helder K. had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and Zwolle was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-89. Den Helder K. made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Zwolle 39-28 including 24 on the defensive glass. Zwolle was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for international center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Storm Warren (200-88, college: LSU) accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Four Den Helder K. players scored in double figures. American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson, agency: Priority Sports) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Zwolle in the defeat. Den Helder K. (6-7) moved-up to sixth place. Zwolle at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Den Helder K. will play against bottom-ranked Rotterdam (#10) at home in the next round. Zwolle will play against M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Helder K.: J.van der List 28+13reb+3ast, M.Hill 17+2reb+2ast, S.Warren 12+9reb+3ast, E.Kloos 12+5reb+3ast, P.Bach 7+2reb, S.Mladenovic 5+4ast
Zwolle: D.Webb 23+14reb, T.Smith 19+5reb+1ast, Z.Novak 11+1reb, J.Magette 7+2ast, L.Williams 5+2reb+1ast, K.Zondervan 5+3reb
gschID: 193645



Prom.Divisie Round 9: Red Giants beat De Groene by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Meppel. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best De Groene (7-2) to tenth ranked Red Giants (4-5) 80-77 on Saturday evening. Red Giants moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Binnenland and BC Apollo 2. De Groene at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Red Giants is looking forward to face Binnenland (#9) in Barendrecht in the next round. De Groene will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Leiden. Eighth ranked Rotterdam 2 (5-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Leiden 2 (5-5) 65-63 on Sunday evening. Rotterdam 2 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Almonte and De Hoppers. Leiden 2 at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Rotterdam 2 will play against MSV/Zeemacht (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leiden 2 will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Cangeroes (8-2) which hosted in Utrecht 4th placed Almonte (5-4). Third ranked Cangeroes had an easy win 91-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Almonte. Cangeroes have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Almonte keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Rotterdam 2 and De Hoppers. Cangeroes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play against De Hoppers (#6) in Hoom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Almere P. managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Almere P. edged eighth-ranked BC Apollo 2 83-80. Almere P. (2-7) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with UBALL. BC Apollo 2 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Almere P.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Orca's Urk on the road.
Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked UBALL (2-7) in Utrecht 78-61. The victory was the third consecutive win for Orca's Urk. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 8-1 record. UBALL lost their third game in a row. UBALL at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round. UBALL will play on the road against De Groene (#3) in Groningen.

In the last two games of round 9 Binnenland was beaten by MSV/Zeemacht on the road 80-77. De Hoppers destroyed Punch on its own court 82-52.


Cangeroes - Almonte 91-62

An interesting game for Cangeroes (8-2) which hosted in Utrecht 4th placed Almonte (5-4). Third ranked Cangeroes had an easy win 91-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Almonte. Cangeroes have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Almonte keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Rotterdam 2 and De Hoppers. Cangeroes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play against De Hoppers (#6) in Hoom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 193833


MSV/Zeemacht - Binnenland 80-77

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked MSV/Zeemacht (3-6) edged at home higher ranked Binnenland (4-5) 80-77 on Saturday. The victory was the third consecutive win for MSV/Zeemacht. They moved-up to eleventh place. Loser Binnenland keeps the eighth position with five games lost. MSV/Zeemacht will face higher ranked Rotterdam 2 (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 193832


Leiden 2 - Rotterdam 2 63-65

Important game to mention about took place in Leiden. Eighth ranked Rotterdam 2 (5-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Leiden 2 (5-5) 65-63 on Sunday evening. Rotterdam 2 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Almonte and De Hoppers. Leiden 2 at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Rotterdam 2 will play against MSV/Zeemacht (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leiden 2 will have a break next round.
gschID: 193837


Red Giants - De Groene 80-77

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Meppel. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best De Groene (7-2) to tenth ranked Red Giants (4-5) 80-77 on Saturday evening. Red Giants moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Binnenland and BC Apollo 2. De Groene at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Red Giants is looking forward to face Binnenland (#9) in Barendrecht in the next round. De Groene will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 193836


UBALL - Orca's Urk 61-78

Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked UBALL (2-7) in Utrecht 78-61. The victory was the third consecutive win for Orca's Urk. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 8-1 record. UBALL lost their third game in a row. UBALL at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round. UBALL will play on the road against De Groene (#3) in Groningen.
gschID: 193835


Almere P. - BC Apollo 2 83-80

Bottom-ranked Almere P. managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Almere P. edged eighth-ranked BC Apollo 2 83-80. Almere P. (2-7) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with UBALL. BC Apollo 2 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Almere P.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Orca's Urk on the road.
gschID: 193834


De Hoppers - Punch 82-52

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Punch (3-7) was smashed by ninth ranked De Hoppers (5-4) in Hoom 82-52 on Thursday. De Hoppers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rotterdam 2 and Almonte. Punch lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. De Hoppers will face Almonte (#5) in Eindhoven in the next round.
gschID: 193831



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 1: ZTE KK - Jaszberenyi 91-89 OT
Dec. 1: Atomeromu - PVSK Pannon 86-60
Dec. 1: Albacomp - Marso NYKK 81-53
Dec. 1: FS Debrecen - Falco-Szova 73-81
Dec. 1: Soproni - Kaposvari 69-88
Dec. 1: Kormend - Szedeak 104-79

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 7: Jaszberenyi - Kaposvari
Dec. 8: Atomeromu - Kormend
Dec. 8: Marso NYKK - FS Debrecen
Dec. 8: ZTE KK - Soproni
Dec. 9: Albacomp - Falco-Szova
Dec. 9: PVSK Pannon - Szedeak
Dec. 12: Albacomp - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Spica, Kaposvari21.7 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.21.6 
 3. Wise, Soproni21.3 
 4. Buljan, Kormend21.0 
 5. Legion, PVSK P.20.9 
 6. Swanston, Kapos.20.7 
 7. Wood, Albacomp20.3 
 8. Dunn, Kaposvari20.3 
 9. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.3 
 10. Barovic, Soproni20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen10.0 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.6 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.9.3 
 4. Barovic, Soproni9.3 
 5. Davis, Marso N.8.9 
 6. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.8 
 7. Toth, PVSK P.8.6 
 8. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.9 
 9. Buljan, Kormend7.7 
 10. Fey, Falco-Szova7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  ZTE K.
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Copeland, ZTE K.6.3 
 2. Thomas, Soproni6.1 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.6.1 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu6.1 
 5. Moore, Albacomp6.0 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 7. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 8. Loesing, PVSK P.5.2 
 9. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.0 
 10. Dunn, Kaposvari5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari3.0 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.2.9 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.9 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.8 
 5. Davis, Marso N.2.2 
 6. Spica, Kaposvari2.0 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 8. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.2.0 
 9. Wise, Soproni1.9 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.1.9 
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-Szova0.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.7 
 8. Wise, Soproni0.6 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu0.6 
 10. Lekli, Albacomp0.6 


A Division Round 10 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Jaszberenyi (#7) forced the game against ZTE KK (#6) into an overtime, but lost by two points 89-91 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a great performance of Donald Copeland who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 assists. ZTE KK maintains sixth position with 5-5 record. Jaszberenyi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with six games lost. ZTE KK will face higher ranked Soproni (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jaszberenyi will play against Kaposvari.

In the last game of round 10 Kaposvari smashed Soproni on the road 88-69. Albacomp destroyed Marso NYKK on its own court 81-53. PVSK Pannon was outscored by Atomeromu in Paks 86-60. Kormend rolled over Szedeak at home 104-79. Falco-Szova defeated FS Debrecen on the opponent's court 81-73.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 29 points and 13 rebounds by Milan Csorvasi of Szedeak.


Soproni - Kaposvari 69-88

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Kaposvari (8-2) crushed on the road 5th ranked Soproni (6-4) 88-69 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-69. Kaposvari dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Soproni's 32. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. Kaposvari's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jeremy Wise (191-86, college: S.Mississippi) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Soproni. Kaposvari have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp and Atomeromu. Soproni at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Kaposvari will face Jaszberenyi (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Soproni will play against ZTE KK in Zalaegerszeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soproni: F.Barovic 16+6reb+1ast, J.Wise 16+7reb+2ast, D.Thomas 14+6reb+5ast, Z.Vesztergom 8+5reb+1ast, G.Gombas 6+4reb+1ast, G.Toth 5+3reb+1ast
Kaposvari: M.Spica 26+7reb+2ast, K.Swanston 22+7reb, C.Dunn 17+5reb+2ast, R.Hendlein 11+5reb, B.Szoke 5+5reb, G.David 5+4reb
gschID: 196900


ZTE KK - Jaszberenyi 91-89 OT

Jaszberenyi (#7) forced the game against ZTE KK (#6) into an overtime, but lost by two points 89-91 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 2-point victory in overtime. ZTE KK shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Puerto Rican point guard Donald Copeland (177-84, college: Seton Hall) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 assists. International David Gaspar (196-82, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five ZTE KK players scored in double figures. Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) added 23 points in the effort for Jaszberenyi. ZTE KK maintains sixth position with 5-5 record. Jaszberenyi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with six games lost. ZTE KK will face higher ranked Soproni (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jaszberenyi will play against Kaposvari.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: R.Dramicanin 28+11reb, M.Rakic 23+1reb+3ast, R.Torok 10+1reb+1ast, B.Horti 8+7reb, R.Laslo 8+2reb, P.Szabo 4+2ast
ZTE KK: D.Copeland 24+3reb+5ast, D.Gaspar 21+4reb+5ast, D.Koma 16+1reb, T.Simovic 13+11reb+4ast, D.Puszta 11+6reb+4ast, G.Baki 3
gschID: 196899


Albacomp - Marso NYKK 81-53

Very expected game when 9th ranked Marso NYKK (3-7) was smashed by second ranked Albacomp (8-2) in Szekesfehervar 81-53 on Saturday. The game without a history. Albacomp led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Jozsef Lekli (206-87, agency: TSS Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Albacomp players scored in double figures. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Mate Mohacsi (192-90) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 14 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Marso NYKK. Albacomp have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Atomeromu and Kaposvari. Marso NYKK lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with seven games lost. Albacomp will face league's leader Atomeromu in Paks in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Marso NYKK will play at home against FS Debrecen (#13).
Top scorers:
Marso NYKK: M.Mohacsi 21+6reb+1ast, B.Davis 14+13reb+1ast, L.Polyak 9+2reb+1ast, M.Berkis 7+11reb+2ast, C.Kaluha 2+2reb+2ast, F.Boldizsar 0+1reb+1ast
Albacomp: B.Wood 17+6reb+4ast, J.Lekli 13+11reb+1ast, Z.Supola 11+4reb+1ast, F.Bodi 10+1reb+1ast, R.Moore 10+3reb+3ast, A.Keller 9+11reb
gschID: 196898


Atomeromu - PVSK Pannon 86-60

Very predictable result when first ranked Atomeromu (8-2) rolled over 8th ranked PVSK Pannon (4-6) in Paks 86-60 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-60. Atomeromu made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 PVSK Pannon turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American Nick Williams (192-83, college: Cincinnati, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) contributed with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 16 points in the effort for PVSK Pannon. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Atomeromu have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-2 record, which they share with Albacomp and Kaposvari. PVSK Pannon at the other side dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Atomeromu will face league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. PVSK Pannon will play at home against Szedeak (#10) in Szeged.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: A.Legion 16+3reb+1ast, K.Nagy 9, N.Toth 9+10reb+2ast, B.Loesing 9+3reb+4ast, P.Kovacs 8+5reb+3ast, T.Hendley 4+4reb
Atomeromu: N.Williams 16+4reb+4ast, A.Kovacs 13+3reb+4ast, S.Idlet 12+3reb, A.Toth 12+3reb+2ast, D.Vojvoda 8+1reb, G.Koertelyesi 7+5reb
gschID: 196897


Kormend - Szedeak 104-79

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Kormend and 10th ranked Szedeak had identical 3-6 record. This time Kormend used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Szeged 104-79 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Kormend. Szedeak was better in fourth quarter 29-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kormend looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for Croatian forward Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Five Kormend players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Szedeak. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kormend (4-6) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with PVSK Pannon and Jaszberenyi. Szedeak lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Kormend will face league's leader Atomeromu in Paks in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Szedeak will play on the road against PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: M.Csorvasi 29+13reb+3ast, N.Dukic 22+9reb+1ast, M.Vida 9+3reb+8ast, A.Gurley 8+6reb+1ast, A.Tanacs 5+4reb+1ast, S.Fekete 4+2reb+1ast
Kormend: M.Shaw 24+7reb+1ast, Z.Buljan 22+7reb+7ast, A.Farkas 13+6reb+2ast, B.Sonyak 12+1reb+1ast, A.Rujak 12+7reb+5ast, C.Ferencz 10+2reb+2ast
gschID: 196896


FS Debrecen - Falco-Szova 73-81

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Falco-Szova (7-3) defeated on the road bottom-ranked FS Debrecen (0-10) 81-73 on Saturday. FS Debrecen trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 29-24 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 73-81 at the end of the game. FS Debrecen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90) who helped to win the game recording 27 points. American power forward Michael Fey (213-83, college: UCLA) contributed with 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Kevin Smith (195-89, college: Richmond) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Brian Stafford (193-90, college: Denver) added 22 points and 4 assists in the effort for FS Debrecen. Four FS Debrecen players scored in double figures. Falco-Szova maintains fourth position with 7-3 record. FS Debrecen at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Falco-Szova will face league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar in the next round and it may be the game of the week. FS Debrecen will play on the road against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhazi and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: B.Stafford 22+3reb+4ast, V.Vas 18+5reb, K.Smith 16+12reb+3ast, I.Kovacs 10+7reb+2ast, A.Helmeczi 5+4reb+3ast, G.Cseh 2+1reb+1ast
Falco-Szova: T.Ivosev 27+4reb, J.Levy 12+4reb+1ast, T.Will 10+4reb+1ast, M.Fey 9+6reb+3ast, L.Kalman 8+3reb+3ast, B.Jancikin 8+1reb
gschID: 196895



Staffords pro career starts at FS Debrecen - by Eurobasket News

Factum Sport Debrecen (A Division) landed 22-year old American guard Brian Stafford (193-90). He just graduated from Denver (NCAA). In 31 games last season he averaged 14.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Western Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 7 1st Team and All-Sun Belt 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Stafford is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Kevin Smith agreed terms with FS Debrecen, ex T71 - by Eurobasket News

Factum Sport Debrecen (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Kevin Smith (195-92kg-89, college: Richmond). He played recently at T 71 Dudelange in Luxembourg Diekirch League. In 7 games this season he recorded 9.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg.
He won Atlantic 10 Tournament championship title in 2011.
Smith received also Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team award in 2011 at his college time.
Smith has played also professionally in Japan (Takamatsu Five Arrows).
He attended University of Richmond until 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Dragan Aleksic takes over Szolnok - by Levente Szabo


The management of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz announced yesterday that they will relieve Peter Por off his duties as the head coach of the team and will use his services in other ways until his contract will expire. The former player and assistant coach of the team, Dragan Aleksic will step up as the new head coach of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz and he will be supported as an assistant by coach Zoran Kmezic.

Peter Por spent his entire coaching career with Szolnoki Olajbanyasz and had big success lately with the club. In the past 2 years he won both the Hungarian Championship and the Hungarian Cup with his team, while last year he led Szolnoki Olajbanyasz to the EuroChallenge Final Four too.

With all the success the management of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz decided that they need a bigger challenge than the Hungarian League and stepped outside the borders of Hungary for this season entering in the Adriatic League. In one of the strongest competitions of Europe the fans of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz couldn't celebrate much success as the team is standing with 2-9 record on the bottom of the league.

The new head coach finished up his professional career as a player with Szolnoki Olajbanyasz and he spent his last 2 years as an assistant of Peter Por , so he is a well-known face in the organization. It will be interesting to see what he will be able to get out of the current roster of the team.



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  IBA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 1: Kankakee S. - Holland Dream 142-132
Nov. 30: Battle Creek K. - Lansing C. 125-104
Dec. 1: St.Louis T. - Springfield X. 118-85

Regular Season: Round 10

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



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UL Eagles 10-1 
 2. UCC Demons 8-2 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 6-4 
 4. DCU Saints 4-6 
 5. Killester 4-7 
 6. Moycullen 3-6 
 7. UCD Marian 3-7 
 8. Ballon Inter 2-7 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 1: UL Eagles - Moycullen 88-72
Dec. 1: Killester - UCC Demons 85-77
Dec. 1: DCU Saints - Ballon Inter 78-72
Dec. 1: B.Gais Neptune - UCD Marian 77-70

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 14: Ballon Inter - Moycullen
Dec. 15: Killester - B.Gais Neptune
Dec. 15: DCU Saints - UL Eagles
Dec. 16: UCC Demons - UCD Marian



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 2: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel T-A 91-72
Dec. 2: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Ashdod 90-70
Dec. 2: Hapoel Holon - Elizur Ashkelon 88-93
Dec. 2: Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel J-M 81-86
Dec. 3: Hapoel Eilat - Netanya
Dec. 3: Maccabi Haifa - Bnei Hasharon


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.19.8 
 2. Simpson, Maccabi19.1 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.0 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.17.5 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.1 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.1 
 7. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.4 
 8. Smith, Hapoel J-M16.4 
 9. Uter, Maccabi16.3 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.5 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.8 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.2 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.9 
 5. Washington, Netan.9.6 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.6 
 7. Calathes, Maccabi9.6 
 8. Wright, Maccabi8.6 
 9. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.8.0 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.4 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.8 
 3. Israeli, Maccabi4.7 
 4. Bradley, Netanya4.6 
 5. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.5 
 6. Jones, Bnei H.4.3 
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