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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
 1. Hampton Sharks 0-0 
 2. Las Vegas K. 0-0 
Atlantic South
 1. Jacksonville G. 5-0 
 2. Atlanta W. 4-0 
 3. Gulf Coast F. 4-1 
 4. Atlanta A. 3-0 
 5. Albany S. 2-0 
 6. Gainesville H. 2-1 
 7. Birmingham B. 1-3 
 8. SW Fellowship 1-6 
 9. Georgia B. 0-0 
 10. E.Point Jaguars 0-1 
 11. Savannah G. 0-1 
 12. Georgia G. 0-2 
California Northwest
 1. Fresno F. 4-1 
 2. Sacramento H. 2-3 
 3. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 4. California SK 0-0 
 5. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 6. Modesto H. 0-0 
 7. NorCal B. 0-0 
 8. Port City P. 0-0 
 9. Richmond R. 0-0 
 10. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 11. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
Canada
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0 
Expansion
 1. Pontiac F. 3-3 
 2. Buffalo 716ers 0-0 
 3. Carolina C. 0-0 
 4. Carolina Ch. 0-0 
 5. Carolina J. 0-0 
 6. Chicago S. 0-0 
 7. East Carolina T. 0-0 
 8. Long Beach R. 0-0 
 9. Milwaukee B. 0-0 
 10. Polk County F 0-0 
 11. Riverside R. 0-0 
Mid Atlantic
 1. S.Carolina W. 6-0 
 2. Lynchburg L. 4-1 
 3. Richmond E. 3-0 
 4. Greenville G. 1-0 
 5. Tennessee Halos 1-1 
 6. Fayetteville F. 1-2 
 7. Palmetto SR 1-2 
 8. Carolina D. 0-0 
 9. Columbia, SC 0-0 
 10. Hampton Stallions 0-1 
 11. Seven Cities K. 0-2 
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 6-2 
 2. Chicago Steam 2-0 
 3. Detroit Hoops 2-1 
 4. Indiana SW 1-0 
 5. Michiana M. 1-1 
 6. Dayton GCHF 0-0 
 7. Indianapolis 0-0 
 8. Windy City 0-0 
 9. Peoria P. 0-2 
 10. Oakland CC 0-4 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 1-0 
 2. Connecticut T. 0-0 
 3. Staten Island V. 0-0 
Pacific Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 5-0 
 2. Alaska Q. 4-0 
 3. Calgary C. 2-0 
 4. Olympia Rise 1-1 
 5. Kitsap Adm. 1-2 
 6. Alaska 49ers 0-1 
 7. Salem Sabres 0-1 
 8. Washington R. 0-2 
 9. Lakewood P. 0-3 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 5-0 
 2. Colorado C. 0-2 
South Central
 1. Jackson S. 4-0 
 2. Conway C. 3-0 
 3. Missouri R. 2-1 
 4. Arkansas DS 0-0 
 5. N.E. Arkansas 0-0 
 6. Bluff City R. 0-1 
Southeast
 1. Phenix City B. 2-4 
 2. Bahama PS 0-4 
Southern California
 1. Arizona S. 5-0 
 2. San Diego Surf 3-1 
 3. Orange County N. 2-4 
 4. LA Slam 1-2 
 5. Central Valley T. 0-0 
 6. Hollywood M. 0-0 
 7. San Diego Sol 0-0 
 8. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 9. Las Vegas Def. 0-3 
Southwest Central
 1. Texas Fuel 1-0 
 2. N.Dallas V. 1-1 
 3. West Texas W. 1-2 
 4. Aberdeen Attack 0-0 
 5. Houston X. 0-0 
 6. Louisiana G. 0-0 
 7. Oklahoma S. 0-0 
 8. Dallas Impact 0-1 
Touring Team
 1. Cleveland Am-Pro 2-1 
 2. Electric C.Lions 1-2 
 3. Chico Rage 0-0 
 4. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 5. Chicago F. 0-1 
 6. Little Rock L. 0-1 
 7. NYC Thunder 0-1 
 8. Shizuoka G. 0-1 


Top Five hold positions in ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings for the weekend ending Sunday, December 2nd and the top five teams held there positions with the Jacksonville Giants staying as #1 followed closely by the Arizona Scorpions, South Carolina Warriors, Colorado Kings and Seattle Mountaineers. "All of the top five teams won this week and have shown great strength," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "And there's another sleeper moving up, the Jackson Showboats. This week we should see a change with the South Carolina Warriors visiting the Jacksonville Giants."

1. Jacksonville Giants (4-0)
2. Arizona Scorpions (5-0)
3. South Carolina Warrioos (6-0)
4. Colorado Kings (5-0)
5. Seattle Mountaineers (5-0)
6. Jackson Showboats (4-0)
7. Conway Cyclones (3-0)
8. Richmond Elite (3-0)
9. Fresno Flights (4-1)
10. San Diego SURF (3-1)
11. Gulf Coast Flash (4-1)
12. Lynchburg Legends (4-1)
12. Atlanta Wildcats (4-0)
13. Lima Explosion (6-2)
14. Alaska Quake (4-0)
15. Albany Shockwave (2-0)
16. Calgary Crush (2-0)
18. North Dallas Vandals (1-1)
19. Detroit Hoops (2-1)
20. Texas Fuel 1-0)
21. Jersey Express (1-0)
22. Gainesville Heat (2-1)
23. Pontiac Firebirds (3-3)
24. Los Angeles SLAM (1-2)
25. Missouri Rhythm (2-1)
26. Orange County Novastars 2-4)
27. Phenix City Bombers (2-3)
28. Michiana Monarchs (1-1)
29. Indiana State Warriors (1-0)
30. West Texas Whirlwinds (1-2)
31. Las Vegas Defenders (0-3)
32. Sacramento Heatwave (2-3)

Power Rankings are based in records, difficulty of schedule, closeness of games. For more information, visit www.abalive.com or the teams' websites.



UBC-TV Network launches with first national live broadcast of ABA game - by Gianni Pascucci

The Urban Broadcasting Network (UBC-TV) will officially launch on Saturday night, December 8, 2012. UBC-TV Network (www.ubctvnetwork.com) is a new urban lifestyle cable network that has national cable and satellite deals in place that enables its programming to be seen in over 50 million households. UBC-TV Network will produce original content that will be distributed over multiple platforms which will include cable, VOD, online, set-top boxes, mobile, wireless-devices, social media and other platforms.
The first program broadcast by UBC-TV will be a broadcasts of the American Basketball Association (ABA) game featuring league power The Jersey Express vs. The Connecticut TopBallerz on December 8th at 8PM live from Centenary College Reeves Gymnasium, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. The broadcast will launch the network and is the first of a minimum ten game schedule of ABA games to be broadcast on the network, making history as it markets the first time the famed ABA will have its games broadcast live on national television.
In keeping with the spirit of the fabled ABA that gave the world the 3-point shot, the shot clock, the rex, white and blue basketball and basketball legends like Moses Malone, George "Iceman" Gervin, and Julius "Dr. J" Erving, the UBC ABA game broadcasts will feature halftime concerts, celebrities in a special interview lounge and more. The slogan of the ABA (www.abalive.com ) is "more than just a game," and the broadcast of the ABA on UBC-TV will be more than a regular basketball game telecast. Saturday's broadcast will feature a performance of the National Anthem by former NBA guard Kareem Rush, halftime performances from up and coming artist Anthem and the UBC MIX Dancers plus appearances from boxing great "Sugar" Shane Moseley, NASCAR's only black female drive, Tia Norfleet, R & B star Jay J and more.
"The ABA televised games will establish a new paradigm in professional sports television with the true fusion of musical entertainment with sports," stated UBC-TV CEO Peggy Dodson.

Joe Newman , ABA CEO added, "UBC-TV has put together a programming format that should have huge appeal combining entertainment, news and sports with an "out of the box" approach that will make it a very popular network with a diverse audience of people of all ages. We are very pleased to be a part of it and will make watching ABA games a very enjoyable experience."
The excitement kicks off with the first broadcast on Saturday December 8th at 8PM. The UBC-TV broadcast of the ABA and its subsequent programming will be available on Direct TV channel 63 or 895, DISH Network channel 63 or 8115 and throughout the Northeast on Time Warner Cable channel 63, Verizon FIOS channel 18, RCN channel 19, Cablevision channel 20 & NuVisions channel 78. Check your local listings for the channel in your area or call your cable carrier and ask for UBC-TV Network and ABA basketball. You can also watch the LIVE stream of all the ABA basketball games through www.ubctvnetowrk.com
You can keep up with all the UBC-TV and ABA happenings by going to www.facebook.com/UBCTVNETWORKS and follow UBC-TV on Twitter @UBCTVNETWORKs. Or visit www.abalive.com



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP   

ACC Standings

African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Libolo 4-0 
 2. Al Ittihad 3-1 
 3. ABC 2-2 
 4. Manga BB 2-2 
 5. MBC 1-3 
 6. Espoir 0-4 
Group B
 1. Petroleos 4-0 
 2. 1 De Agosto 3-1 
 3. ES Sahel 2-2 
 4. Al Ahly 1-3 
 5. Kano Pillars 1-3 
 6. Mazembe 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

A

Dec. 3: ABC - Al Ittihad 83-91
Dec. 3: Manga BB - Espoir 63-47
Dec. 3: MBC - Libolo 59-71

B

Dec. 3: Petroleos - Kano Pillars 80-77
Dec. 3: ES Sahel - 1 De Agosto 63-79
Dec. 3: Mazembe - Al Ahly 63-76


Day 1 Round Up - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

Atletico Petroleos de Luanda hit it big in the final phase of the African Champions Cup beating Primeiro Agosto1, 86-80, in the first day of competition. Carlos Morais (193-G-85) with 26 points and 5 out of 9 from beyond the three-point line, was the player in evidence, with the Atletico Petroleos de Luanda team collectively overcoming the great display of Reggie Moore, who scored 32 points and won 6 rebounds.

The other Angolan team in the tournament, Recreativo Libolo, also entered winning in the race, beating ABC of Cte d'Ivoire by 78-62. Olimpio Cipriano with 19 points and 4 assists, was the man of the match.

In other matches, the Ettehad of Egypt, the ESS of Tunisia, the ASB Mazembe of Congo and the home team, the Mongomo Equatorial Guinea, have proved their favoritism.

Find games stats, here.



Day 2 Round Up - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

Three Angolan wins marked the second day of competition in the African Champions Cup.

Primeiro Agosto reached their first victory against Kano Pillars of Nigeria, a team that created a lot of difficulties during the first two periods, but which eventually give way to a more powerful side by 78-70. Reggie Moore (203-PF-81, college: ORU) with 21 points and 4 rebounds, was the man of the match.

Libolo was the team that faced a more complicated opponent, Ettehad of Egypt. In a very balanced game, the Angolan team marked the distance in the second period. With a final victory by 77-74, Libolo can be thankful of the 33 points and 7 rebounds made by Tommie Eddie, a real monster in Malabo Pavilion.

At the end of the day, Petro eventually had the easiest mission, as they defeated Al Ahly by 80-58.

The surprise of the day turned out to be a defeat for the home team, Mongomo, by 58-65, with Manga of Gabon.

Find match stats, here.



Day 3 Round Up - by Luis Filipe Cristovao

Petro de Luanda is now alone on top of Group B by beating ESS by 70-69, while Libolo kept the lead in Group A after beating Manga by 73-65.

Emotion was high in the big game of the third day of competition in the African Champions Cup. The ESS dominated the first half but with a fabulous third period, Petro confirmed their good moment and won. Carlos Morais (193-G-85), with 26 points, and Leonel Paulo (197-F-89), with 12 points and 10 rebounds, were highlighted. On the Tunisian side, Andry Smith with 17 points and 5 assists, was the most valuable player.

Libolo continued a victorious run, after defeating the Gabonese Manga. The Angolan team was so much better than Manga in the earlier periods, that it allowed to rotate the team and give rest to some of its most influential men. Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) scored 16 points in just 18 minutes and Mutu Fonseca stood out with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Ombango Darlyse with 17 points, was the Manga top scorer.

Also noteworthy was the victory of Primeiro Agosto, by 88-63, against Mazembe. Kikas with 17 points, was the player who contributed the most for this victory.

In other matches, especial note the victory of ABC over Mongomo, which puts the Cote d'Ivoire team in the fight for second place in Group A. The home team has been struggling, with news of the hospitalization of their best player, Spaniard Miguel Montaana, due to a virus that has made him lost six kilograms since the competition began.

Find matches stats, here.



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  ANGOLA   


Petroleos add Bitee to their roster - by Eurobasket

Atletico Petroleos de Luanda (Division I) added to their roster 27-year old Cameroonian ex-international guard Parfait Bitee (188-85, college: Rhode Island, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. His team won Morocco Throne Cup.
Bitee was voted Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team in 2011. He also represented Cameroon at the African Championships in Madagascar last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.2ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (4.3apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.3%.
Bitee has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), France (JL Bourg) and Cameroon (Fleuron).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Keith Cothran is a newcomer at Petroleos, ex Stjarnan - by Eurobasket

Atletico Petroleos de Luanda (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Keith Cothran (193-86, college: Rhode Island). He played last season at Stjarnan in Icelandic Dominos League. In 29 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.7spg (in top 3). He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team in 2010 at his college time.
Cothran has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2010 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Cedric Isom joins 1 De Agosto - by Eurobasket

Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda (Division I) agreed terms with 28-year old American (has also Rwandan passport) guard Cedric Isom (188-84, college: E.Texas Baptist). He played last season at Petroleos (Division I). He helped them to win the Super Cup.He contributed to his team making it to the cup semifinals.
Isom was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team in 2009 and 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Iceland (Tindastoll and Thor AK) and Rwanda (APR BBC).
Isom attended East Texas Baptist University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



African Champions Cup: Petroleos hold off Kano Pillars - by Eurobasket News

Petroleos - Kano Pillars 80:77

Petroleos de Luanda clinched the fourth straight win at the start of the African Champions Cup. They knocked down Kano Pillars to improve at 4-0 record on top of Group B. Parfait Bitee (188-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Rhode Island) and Paulo Barros (195-F-89) connected for 17 points each in the victory. Kano Pillars slipped at 1-3 record after the loss.
Kano Pillars got to almost a perfect start. The Nigerian team went on a 25:9 rally in the opening quarter. However Kano Pillars ran out of steam pretty quickly. Petroleos took over in the second term. The Angolan side went on a massive 30:11 spurt in the period to ensure a 39:36 halftime advantage. They kept Kano Pillars at bay throughout the third term. Petroleos entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 65:60. Kano Pillars stayed in the game until the final buzzer. They narrowed the gap but came up just short of win at the end. Paulo Santana (185-PG-84, college: Southeastern CC) delivered 16 points and 6 boards for the winning side. Stanley Gumut (197-F-86) answered with 21 points for Kano Pillars. Aboubakar Usman (192-G-86) had 20 points in the loss.

Petroleos: Parfait Bitee 17, Paulo Barros 17, Paulo Santana 16
Kano Pillars: Stanley Gumut 21, Aboubakar Usman 20



African Champions Cup: Libolo knock down Mongomo - by Eurobasket News

Libolo - MBC 71:59

Libolo maintained their perfect record at the African Champions Cup in Equatorial Guinea. The Angolan team stunned local Mongomo to improve at 4-0 record on top of Group A. Olimpio Cipriano (194-F-82) provided 19 points to lead the winners. MBC fell at 1-3 record after the loss.
Mongomo jumped to an early lead. The hosts ensured a 16:14 lead ten minutes into the game. But Libolo erased the deficit in the second quarter. The Angolan powerhouse surged ahead for a 36:31 halftime lead. Libolo maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth stanza up by 6 points 51:45. Libolo kept MBC at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed another victory at the end. Edson Ndoniema (191-G-91) had 14 points, while Domingos Bonifacio (189-G-84) added 10 points for the winners. Miguel Montanana (206-F/C-80) answered with 19 points and 14 boards for MBC. Christopher McGrew (206-C, college: Salisbury St.) delivered 13 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Libolo: Olimpio Cipriano 19, Edson Ndoniema 14, Domingos Bonifacio 10
MBC: Miguel Montanana 19, Christopher McGrew 13+12 boards



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  APBL   


Metropolitan All-Stars defeat previously undefeated Bay Area Schuckers 120-111 - by Calvin Brown

Metropolitan All-Stars hand Bay Area Schuckers their first loss of the season, 120 111

The Metropolitan All-Stars improved their record to 4 and 1 by defeating the hot shooting, and previously undefeated, Bay Area Schuckes, 120 111, in their first meet of the season. The All-Stars were up by 18 points at one point in the game, but the hot hand of Terry Holsey got them back in it. Holsey finished the game with 56 points, including 6 three pointers, in a losing cause. The All-Stars pulled out the victory by dominating the boards and riding the hot hand of Terrance Cater, who finished the game with 31 points and dishing out several assists to open team mates. Antwon Hawkins had another stellar performance scoring 18 points and playing a good all-around game. Will Schwartzstein had 17 points and helped the All-Stars win the battle of the boards. Burgess Williams and Cedric Stewart had 14 points apiece, Raason Young scored 10 points, including two monstrous dunks, after arriving to the game after the half because of scheduling conflicts. Gus Chase scored 23 points and Rocky Coleman scored 16 to keep the Schuckers close. The All-Stars take on the Defending APBL champions Saturday December 8th at 7:00pm at Riverdale Baptist High School Gym and the Schuckes take on the North Jersey Pros at home at 8:00pm.



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Second Stage: Round 8

Dec. 2: Libertad S. - Atenas 88-66
Dec. 2: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Union Progr. 87-67
Dec. 2: Quimsa - Olimpico LB 85-71
Nov. 28: Regatas C. - GECR Indalo 81-80
Dec. 3: Obras - 9 de Julio 78-79
Dec. 3: Boca Jrs - Argentino 71-70
Nov. 28: Sionista - Lanus 65-73
Nov. 28: Penarol - La Union 103-79

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: 19.6
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.6 
 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: 12.2
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.12.2 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.2 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.4 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.0 
 5. Fierro, Atenas8.1 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.8.0 
 7. Seawright, GECR I.7.9 
 8. Lewis, La Union7.6 
 9. Williams, Quimsa7.6 
 10. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.3 
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, Quimsa4.0 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 7. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 8. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.7 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista3.5 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Ciorciari, GECR I.2.1 
 3. Pau, Olimpico LB2.1 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Aguirre, Quimsa1.7 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 7. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.6 
 8. Espinoza, Obras1.6 
 9. Pittman, Sionista1.5 
 10. Boccia, Lanus1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 4. Mata, Penarol1.0 
 5. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 6. Kammerichs, Regat.0.9 
 7. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 8. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 9. Moss, Union Progr.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 7-4 
 4. Quilmes MP 6-5 
 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
Dec. 2: Ciclista - Quilmes MP 95-72
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. 3: Alianza Viedma - MH Basket


Standings - Liga B

Torneo Federal Standings
Buenos Aires
 1. Estudian.O 5-1 
 2. Independ.T. 5-2 
 3. San Martin J. 3-3 
 4. Estudiantes LP 2-4 
 5. Union Vecinal 1-6 
Capital Federal
 1. Ferrocarril O. 4-2 
 2. Villa Mitre 4-2 
 3. Velez Sarsfield 4-3 
 4. P.Echague 3-4 
 5. G. E. V. P. 1-5 
 6. Ramos Mejia 0-0 
Central Andina
 1. Barrio Parque 6-1 
 2. El Chorrillero 5-1 
 3. Tiro Federal 4-2 
 4. Esp.San Luis 3-3 
 5. Olimpia C. 1-6 
Cuyo
 1. Anzorena 4-3 
 2. Facundo 3-3 
 3. Rivadavia Mnd 3-3 
 4. San Martin LR 2-4 
 5. Atenas Mend. 1-6 
Entre Rios
 1. Penarol Tala 6-2 
 2. Rosario Tala 5-3 
 3. Racing G. 4-4 
 4. Regatas U. 4-4 
 5. Firmat SF 3-5 
 6. Ferrocarril C. 2-6 
NEA
 1. UNCAus S.Pena 7-1 
 2. F.Sarmiento 5-3 
 3. Tokio Deportivo 5-3 
 4. Hindu 4-3 
 5. Santa Rita 3-5 
 6. Regatas Res. 0-7 
NOA
 1. Talleres TV 5-1 
 2. Independ.T. 3-3 
 3. Nicolas Avellan. 3-3 
 4. Union Oran 3-3 
 5. Municipal Bordo 1-5 
Patagonia
 1. Hispano Am. 8-1 
 2. Deportivo R. 6-1 
 3. Perfora 4-6 
 4. Progreso Roca 4-6 
 5. Atletico Regina 3-5 
 6. All Boys SR 2-8 
Santa Fe
 1. Sportmen 6-2 
 2. Argent.Firmat 5-3 
 3. Sportivo LP 5-3 
 4. Union SF 5-3 
 5. Brown 2-6 
 6. Alma Juniors 1-7 


Emanuel Ginobili selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international shooting guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Orlando Magic (6-10) crushing them 110-89 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Ginobili was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 24 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 14-4 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Ginobili's 11th year with the team. Ginobili has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.3apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 31.4% and FT: 78.7% in the 15 games he played so far. Ginobili has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. He is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Spain). Nocioni was the main contributor in a 2-point Caja Laboral's victory against the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (1-9) 71-69 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Nocioni recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 14 rebounds. Caja Laboral Vitoria (7-3) is placed fourth in the ACB. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Nocioni's first year with the team. Nocioni is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league. This season he has very high stats. Nocioni averages: 15.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 2FGP: 56.9%(33-58), 3FGP: 65.4%(17-26) and FT: 64.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Argentinian. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Pablo Prigioni (190-77, currently plays in NBA). Prigioni contributed to a New York Knicks' victory against the Milwaukee Bucks (8-7) 102-88 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He scored 11 points and added 7 assists in 28 minutes. The New York Knicks have a solid 12-4 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Prigioni's overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 85.7% in the 15 games. Similarly like Nocioni and Ginobili above he has both Italian and Argentinian nationalities. Prigioni is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Carlos Delfino
Carlos Delfino
   #4. Small forward Carlos Delfino (200-82, currently plays in NBA) helped Houston Rockets win their game against the Utah Jazz (9-9) 124-116 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. He scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Houston Rockets have 8-8 record this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Delfino's first year with the team. Delfino has relatively good stats this season: 8.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Delfino is also Argentinian national team player.

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #5. International power forward Luis Scola (206-80, currently plays in NBA) helped Phoenix Suns win their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-13) 91-78 in the NBA last Tuesday. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. The Phoenix Suns have 7-11 record this season. It's Scola's first year with the team. Scola has very impressive stats this year: 12.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.6apg in the 18 games. He holds both Argentinian and Spanish passports. Scola plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #6. Forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain) helped Baloncesto Fuenlabrada edge in an overtime the tenth-ranked Blancos de Rueda (5-5) 104-102 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. Mainoldi recorded 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 37 minutes. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (2-8) is placed 15th in the ACB. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Mainoldi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's roster. He belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3 with 7.5rpg. This year Mainoldi's other stats are: 9.4ppg and 1.3apg in the 10 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #7. International guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Centrale del Latte Brescia to win in overtime against the league outsider FCM Ferentino (1-7) 75-74 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Fernandez scored only 4 points, made 4 passes and 5 steals. Centrale del Latte Brescia (5-3) is placed sixth in the Lega2. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Fernandez's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.9spg. Fernandez is also Argentinian national team player.

Patricio Garino
Patricio Garino
   #8. Swingman Patricio Garino (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped G.Washington edge the James Madison University 54-53 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored 9 points, made 5 passes and 4 steals in 31 minutes. The The George Washington University has conference record this season. This year Garino's total stats are: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.9spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team last year.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #9. International point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help CB Canarias (2-8) to beat FIATC Joventut (5-5). Richotti cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. CB Canarias was defeated 92-81 on the road by the higher-ranked FIATC Joventut (#12). Richotti has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.4apg. He is also in the roster of the Argentinian national team.

Matias Bortolin
Matias Bortolin
   #10. Center Matias Bortolin (205-93, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria), who plays in the Austrian A Bundesliga was not able to help the league outsider Arkadia Lions (0-9) in their last game. Despite Bortolin's very good performance the bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions were crushed 104-79 in Wien by the much higher-ranked (#3) BC Vienna. He recorded 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes. So far Arkadia Lions lost all nine games in the Regular Season. Bortolin belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2 with 1.1bpg. This year his other stats are: 10.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg in the eight games. Bortolin is a former U17 international player as two years ago he still played for the Argentinian national team.

   #11. International point guard Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Brazil) helped Franca win their game against one of league's weakest teams Basquete Cearense crushing them 90-68 in the Brazilian NBB on Monday night. He was the top player that evening. Figueroa had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks in 34 minutes. Figueroa is currently first on the list of best blockers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.0apg and 3.8bpg in the four games. Figueroa plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

   #12. Former U19 international guard Cristian Cortez (185-90, currently plays in Brazil), who plays in the Brazilian NBB was not able to secure a victory for Mogi das Cruzes (1-2) in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance Mogi das Cruzes was defeated in an overtime 80-73 at home by the much higher-ranked Bauru (#5). Cortez scored 13 points. This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.7apg. Cortez used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in an AcegasAps TR's victory against the third-ranked Sigma Barcellona (6-3) 76-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. He scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Acegas Aps Trieste (5-4) is placed eighth in the Lega2. This season Filloy has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Filloy's Argentinian passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #2. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) led Pall.Trento to a 2-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Upea CdO (2-7) 82-80 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Forray scored 15 points in 29 minutes. Pallacanestro Trento 2009 (5-3) is placed seventh in the Lega2. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Forray's total stats are: 8.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg in the eight games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #3. Demian Filloy (198-F-82, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Trenkwalder RE (5-5) to beat Enel Brindisi (5-5). Filloy recorded 6 points. Trenkwalder RE was edged 78-75 at home by the lower-ranked Enel Brindisi (#9). Filloy's total stats this season are: 3.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. Similarly like Forray and Filloy above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to help LeGamberi Foods Forlž (3-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Musso's good performance LeGamberi Foods Forlž was defeated 77-68 on the road by the higher-ranked Novipiu Casale (#5). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Musso also added 6 rebounds. Musso's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #5. Albano Chiarastella (196-F-85, currently plays in Italy) led Agrigento to a victory over the 15th-ranked Recanati (4-8) 69-62 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) last Sunday. Chiarastella was the top player that evening. He recorded 14 points in a mere 19 minutes. Moncada Solar Agrigento (8-5) is placed fourth in the Nazionale A. This year Chiarastella's total stats are: 8.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3spg in the three games. He holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #6. Juan Ignacio Jasen (196-F-85, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for UCAM Murcia in their game against Unicaja Malaga in the Spanish ACB. Jasen cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and had 3 steals in 18 minutes. His team was crushed by 27 points 85-58. Jasen has averaged so far 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.2apg in the nine games. Similarly like all previous players above, he has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #7. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Tezenis VE in their game against Pall.Trento in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Ghersetti scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 78-70. Ghersetti has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.6apg and 2.0spg. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #8. Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria's surprising victory against the tenth-ranked Casalpusterlengo 77-65 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) last Sunday. Fabi recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Fabi has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg in the 11 games. Similarly like all previous players above, he holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #9. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Bawer Matera to win against the fifth-ranked Firenze 74-64 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Sunday night. Vico scored 5 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. This season Vico has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.7apg and 2.8spg. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #10. Pablo Gamaleri (194-F-93, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria), who plays in the Austrian A Bundesliga couldn't help the league outsider Arkadia Lions (0-9) in their last game. Despite Gamaleri's very good performance the bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions were crushed 104-79 in Wien by the much higher-ranked (#3) BC Vienna. He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Gamaleri also added 6 rebounds in 32 minutes. This year Gamaleri has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg and 3.4rpg in the five games. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.



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Jackson wins Round 9 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

New Zealand Breakers star import Cedric Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) has been named the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round Nine of the iiNet NBL Championship after registering a rare triple-double in his sides rollicking win over the Melbourne Tigers.

Jackson picked up his second Player of the Week award - he also won in Round Six - after an amazing 28-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance as the Breakers scored an easy 94-64 victory over the Tigers on Friday in Auckland.

In the process, Jackson became the first ever Breakers player to have a triple-double (double-figures in three major statistical categories) and did it in just 25:45 of playing time.

Jackson also added four steals for good measure and dominated his highly anticipated match-up with former number six NBA Draft pick Jonny Flynn of the Tigers.

Jackson shot 71% from the field (12-of-15) including 50% from the perimeter (2-of-4) and made both his free-throw attempts.

Perths Shawn Redhage was another leading contender for the NBLs weekly award after scoring 24 points and adding nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists as the Wildcats notched a 75-56 victory over Sydney on Friday at Perth Arena.

Townsvilles Gary Ervin was also seriously considered for the award after scoring 22 points and adding six rebounds and five assists as the Crocs finally broke their drought by recording their first win of the season with a 75-73 victory over Adelaide at The Swamp (AKA the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre) on Friday.

Other contenders for Player of the Week in Round Nine included Kevin Lisch (Perth), Aaron Bruce (Sydney), Adam Gibson (Adelaide), Rhys Martin (Wollongong), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Luke Schenscher (Adelaide), Jamar Wilson (Cairns) and Jacob Holmes (Townsville).



Joe Ingles selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the third-ranked Besiktas (4-4) crushing them 78-48 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Ingles was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points in 23 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (8-0) is placed first in group D. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Ingles averages: 7.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 75.0% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Aaron Baynes
Aaron Baynes
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in Adriatic League). Baynes was the major contributor in Un.Olimpija's victory against the closely-ranked Cibona (4-7) 87-82 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 16 rebounds. Baynes also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (5-6) is placed ninth in the Adriatic League. Baynes is currently fifth on the list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 5.8rpg and FT: 61.4%. Baynes has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA). Mills contributed to an easy victory against the Washington Wizards (1-13) crushing them 118-92 in the NBA on Monday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 14-4 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Mills' overall stats are: 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 52.8%, 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 66.7% in the 15 games. He played for the Australian national team three years ago.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #4. Center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Gaziantep (1-7) 86-69 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Andersen scored 11 points. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (7-1) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Andersen's first year with the team. His total stats this season are: 7.8ppg and 3.9rpg. Andersen is also Australian national team player.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #5. Former international power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Joe Ingles and both played together in the last Euroleague game. Jawai contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked Besiktas (4-4) crushing them 78-48. He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 16 minutes. It's Jawai's first season with the team. This year Jawai's total stats are: 9.0ppg and 4.9rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #6. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point G.Canaria 2014's victory against the 11th-ranked Blusens Monbus (5-5) 78-76 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Newley scored 12 points. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (7-3) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Newley has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #7. International center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Lokomotiv's victory against the ninth-ranked Neptunas (1-6) 95-83 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Maric recorded 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (5-2) is placed third in group B. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Maric is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 10.1rpg. He also averaged so far 11.3ppg and 1.6spg in the seven games. Maric is also Australian national team player.

Matt Nielsen
Matt Nielsen
   #8. An experienced forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help BC Khimky Moscow Region to win against the sixth-ranked Cantu (2-6) crushing them 77-53 in the Euroleague last Thursday. He scored only 4 points. BC Khimky Moscow Region (5-3) is placed second in group A. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Nielsen has averaged so far 3.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.4apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #9. Former international forward Brock Motum (208-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a Washington St.'s victory against the University of Portland 72-60 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Motum scored 29 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. The Washington State University has conference record this season. Motum has been at the team for four years. He has averaged so far 3.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.4apg in the five games. Motum used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #10. Swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona, currently plays in Romania) helped Oradea win their game against the league outsider CS Farul Constanca (0-11) crushing them 101-57 in the Romanian Division A in Friday night's game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). CSM Oradea (9-1) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This season Dillon has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.4apg. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. International swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, currently studies in the States) helped Boise St. win their game against the Seattle University crushing them 87-64 in the NCAA last Sunday. Drmic scored 25 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 32 minutes. Drmic has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.4apg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

   #12. International power forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Serbian team Radnicki KG win their game against one of league's weakest teams KK Zadar 92-79 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. Worthington scored 13 points and added 3 assists. Worthington averaged so far 12.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.4spg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

   #13. Former international point guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) helped Uppsala Basket win their game against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland crushing them 85-54 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Carter scored 14 points and had 3 steals in a mere 15 minutes. Carter belongs to league's best passers (ranked #3) and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). This year he has very good stats: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg in the 12 games. Carter used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

   #14. International forward Cameron Bairstow (206-90, is currently at the American university) helped N.Mexico win their game against the Mercer University 76-58 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Bairstow scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). He averaged so far 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg. Bairstow plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. International guard Hugh Greenwood (190-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Cameron Bairstow. But that was another game of his team in NCAA which we would like to mention. Greenwood helped N.Mexico win their n overtime game against the Indiana State University 77-68. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 35 minutes. Greenwood's stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg in the 12 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

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

   #1. Venky Jois (201-F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led E.Washington to a victory against the California State University, Fullerton 79-75 in the NCAA last Friday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 13 rebounds. The Eastern Washington University has conference record this season. Jois' stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg.

   #2. Damon Heuir (188-G, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the one of league's weakest teams S.Utah in their last game. Despite his very good performance the S.Utah lost 52-61 on the road to the Texas Christian University. Heuir scored 25 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. Heuir is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in S.Utah's roster. He averaged so far 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg in the 12 games he played so far.

   #3. Dexter Kernich-Drew (198-G-91, is currently at the American university) contributed to a Washington St.'s victory against the University of Idaho 64-55 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Kernich-Drew scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Washington State University has conference record this season. Kernich-Drew averaged so far 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg.

   #4. Josh Duinker (210-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Caceres Basket (3-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Caceres Basket was defeated 92-83 in Barcelona by the higher-ranked FCB Regal II (#8). Duinker was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Duinker has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch.

   #5. Majok Majok (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Ball St. in their game against the Indiana University in the NCAA, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. Majok scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 35 minutes. But the Ball St. (#4) was crushed 101-53 in Bloomington, IN by the Indiana University. Majok has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in the nine games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.

   #6. Joel Naburgs (193-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Stetson in their game against the University of South Florida in the NCAA, despite his very good performance last Monday. Naburgs scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 33 minutes. But his team lost 54-63. Naburgs has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg in the nine games.

   #7. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) helped Science City Jena win their game against the league outsider USC Leipzig 97-90 in the German ProA (second division) on Saturday night. He scored 10 points and added 6 passes. Jeka is currently fifth on the league's list of best passers. He has very solid stats this season: 12.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.9apg. Jeka has both British and Australian nationalities.

   #8. Sam McBeath (201-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Nicholls St. win their game against the University of New Orleans 92-79 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. McBeath averaged so far 12.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.9apg.

   #9. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom) helped London Lions win their game against the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers crushing them 86-60 in the British BBL last Sunday. He scored 7 points, had 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 26 minutes. Sturt belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #4 with 1.0bpg. This year he also averages: 13.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg in the 11 games.

   #10. Mathiang Muo (196-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Charleston So. in their game against the College of Charleston in the NCAA. Muo scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). His team was defeated 72-67. He averaged so far 13.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Muo also holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.



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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. UBSC Graz 4-5 
 8. Furstenfeld 4-5 
 9. Oberwart 4-5 
 10. St.Polten 1-8 
 11. Arkadia 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 3: UBSC Graz - Oberwart 98-69
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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Oberwart - Klosterneub.
Dec. 8: Furstenfeld - Wels
Dec. 9: Arkadia - St.Polten
Dec. 9: Kapfenberg - UBSC Graz
Dec. 10: Gmunden - Gussing


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.20.2 
 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.18.3 
 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.7.2 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.0 
 8. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.0 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna6.9 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Pol.6.7 
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. Schaal, UBSC G.4.1 
 8. Brown, Gmunden4.0 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
 10. Pryor, Kapfenberg3.4 
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. Ray, BC Vienna1.9 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.9 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.7 
 7. Bortolin, Arkadia1.5 
 8. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing1.4 
 10. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
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 


A Bundesliga Round 10 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Gussing Knights (#5) forced the game against Kapfenberg Bulls (#3) into an overtime, but lost by eleven points 76-87 on Sunday night. The game took place in Gussing. But the guests from Kapfenberg were better at the end. Demetrius Nelson (203-F/C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Citadel) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Gussing Knights' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kapfenberg Bulls have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Gmunden. Gussing Knights at the other side keep the fifth position with four games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will face UBSC Graz (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Gussing Knights will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Stjepan Stazic of BC Vienna.


UBSC Graz - Oberwart 98-69

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (4-5) was crushed on the road by ninth ranked UBSC Graz (4-5) 98-69 on Monday. The game without a history. UBSC Graz led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game, while Redwell Gunners Oberwart only scored six points from the stripe. UBSC Graz forced 20 Redwell Gunners Oberwart turnovers. Strangely Redwell Gunners Oberwart outrebounded UBSC Graz 41-27 including a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Redwell Gunners Oberwart was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (204-81) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Reinhard Lanegger (196-81) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Darnell Gant (203-89, college: Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Hannes Ochsenhofer (185-85) scored 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Redwell Gunners Oberwart's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. UBSC Graz moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oberwart and Furstenfeld. UBSC Graz will face league's second-placed Kapfenberg Bulls on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: D.Gant 21+10reb+2ast, M.Edwards 11+5reb+2ast, I.Siriscevic 7+3reb+1ast, I.Djerman 6+2reb, H.Ochsenhofer 6+9reb+4ast, J.Johnson 5+5reb
UBSC Graz: M.Stegnjaic 22+9reb+2ast, R.Lanegger 18+6reb+5ast, E.Gilchrese 18+2reb+1ast, M.Markovic 12+2reb, M.Anthony Dale 11+6reb+3ast, C.Knor 9+1ast
gschID: 229445


Klosterneub. - Furstenfeld 83-57

Rather predictable result in Klosterneuburg where fourth ranked Xion Dukes (6-3) smashed 8th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (4-5) 83-57 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-57. Xion Dukes dominated on the defensive end, holding Furstenfeld Panthers to just 7 points in third quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Christoph Nagler (196-84) chipped in 20 points during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) scored 19 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. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Gmunden and Kapfenberg. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Xion Dukes will face Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Raiffeisen Wels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 19+3reb+3ast, M.Pearson 14+14reb+2ast, B.Cresnar 7+6reb+2ast, P.Radakovics 6+3reb+1ast, C.Cox 6+3reb, T.Sally 3+3reb+1ast
Klosterneub.: C.Nagler 20+3reb, R.Suljanovic 17+7reb+1ast, C.Bobb 10+5reb, K.Payton 9+6reb+2ast, M.Rachar 8+7reb, M.Lanegger 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 229444


Arkadia - BC Vienna 79-104

Not a big story in a game in Traiskirchen where bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-9) were rolled over by first ranked BC Vienna (9-1) 104-79 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by BC Vienna. Arkadia Lions was better in fourth quarter 33-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. BC Vienna forced 21 Arkadia Lions turnovers. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) scored 30 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Florian Trmal (193-89) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five BC Vienna players scored in double figures. At the losing side Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Argentinian-Italian forward Pablo Gamaleri (194-93, agency: Interperformances) scored 22 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. BC Vienna maintains first position with 9-1 record. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. BC Vienna will have a break next round. Arkadia Lions will play at home against St.Polten (#10) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 22+8reb, P.Gamaleri 22+6reb+1ast, M.Bortolin 15+9reb+1ast, S.Gmeiner 7+1reb+2ast, T.Stadelmann 7+4reb, B.Guettl 4
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 30+5reb+4ast, F.Trmal 24+6reb+1ast, S.Ray 16+4reb, I.Boylan 11+4reb+2ast, J.Francois 10+7reb, B.Danek 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 229443


Gussing - Kapfenberg 76-87 OT

Gussing Knights (#5) forced the game against Kapfenberg Bulls (#3) into an overtime, but lost by eleven points 76-87 on Sunday night. The game took place in Gussing. But the guests from Kapfenberg were better at the end. Gussing Knights were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 17-13 charge of Kapfenberg Bulls, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 20-9. Kapfenberg Bulls made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Gussing Knights only scored eleven points from the stripe. Gussing Knights were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Demetrius Nelson (203-86, college: Citadel, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and international forward Sebastian Koch (202-88) scored 21 points. Gussing Knights' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kapfenberg Bulls have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Gmunden. Gussing Knights at the other side keep the fifth position with four games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will face UBSC Graz (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Gussing Knights will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gussing: M.Heard 25+9reb+2ast, S.Koch 21+2reb+1ast, T.Klepeisz 11+4reb+4ast, E.Kadic 9+9reb+1ast, M.Jandrasits 4, B.Weber 2+3reb
Kapfenberg: D.Nelson 25+10reb+1ast, J.Dean Shaw 13+3reb+1ast, M.Sanchez 13+8reb+1ast, Q.Pryor 11+6reb+3ast, D.Mayes 11+2reb+1ast, G.Woods 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 229442


St.Polten - Gmunden 73-84

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Gmunden Swans (6-3) beat on the road 10th ranked St.Polten (1-8) 84-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gmunden Swans. St.Polten was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to St.Polten's 32. They outrebounded St.Polten 37-21 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) scored 26 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Serbian swingman Maksim Kovacevic (199-87) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and international forward Andreas Worenz (199-82) scored 13 points. Four Gmunden Swans and five St.Polten players scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Kapfenberg. St.Polten lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Gmunden Swans will face Gussing Knights (#5) at home in the next round. St.Polten will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: M.Kovacevic 15+4reb+6ast, M.Kohlmaier 14+4reb+1ast, A.Worenz 13+4reb+3ast, T.Csebits 12+4reb+2ast, M.Speiser 12+3ast, L.Gvozden 4+3reb+1ast
Gmunden: R.Arnold 26+2reb+4ast, J.Brown 18+3reb+3ast, D.Oppland 16+10reb+1ast, M.Mayer 14+8reb+2ast, R.Poiger 4+13reb, M.Oppland 2+1reb
gschID: 229441



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Magnum Rolle selected the top Bahamian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese JBL. He could not help Mitsubishi Dolphins (5-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Rolle's very good performance Mitsubishi Dolphins were defeated 88-83 on the road by the higher-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#4). He was the top scorer with 20 points. Rolle also added 7 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots. It's Rolle's first season with the team. Rolle is currently eighth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 13.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 41.0% and FT: 45.5%. Rolle played for the Bahamas senior national team five years ago.

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division. Davis was not able to help Marso NYKK (3-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Marso NYKK was crushed 81-53 in Szekesfehervar by the second-ranked Albacomp. Davis had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 38 minutes. It was Marso NYKK's third consecutive loss in a row. Davis is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Davis averages: 15.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 58.4%(59-101), 3FGP: 11.1% and FT: 66.0% in the 10 games he played so far. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is in the roster of the Bahamas senior national team.

Trevor Harvey
Trevor Harvey
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was former U21 international center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania). He contributed to Giurgiu's victory against the closely-ranked Pitesti (5-6) 78-74 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Harvey recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. CSS Giurgiu (4-6) is placed 12th in the Division A. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. Harvey is ranked fifth on the list of the best blockers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 63.2%(43-68), 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 48.4%. Harvey played for the Bahamas U21 national team twelve years ago.

   #4. Forward Edrico McGregor (201-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the UTSA in their game against the University of Oregon (0-0) in the NCAA. He scored only 4 points. The UTSA was badly defeated 95-78 in Eugene, OR by the University of Oregon. McGregor's overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Bahamas U18 national team back in 2008.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in a 1-point Golden State Warriors' victory against the Denver Nuggets (8-9) 106-105 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. He scored 21 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 43 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Thompson's second season in pro basketball. The Golden State Warriors have a solid 10-6 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.1apg in the 16 games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.

   #2. Buddy Hield (190-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Oklahoma to a 1-point victory against the Oral Roberts University 63-62 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Hield scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The The University of Oklahoma has 1-0 conference record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Hield has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.2spg.

   #3. Dynile Forbes (188-G-86, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) could not help Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi (4-3) to beat Prat Juventud (4-4). Forbes scored 8 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 31 minutes. Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi lost 72-84 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Prat Juventud. This year Forbes' overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg in the four games.

   #4. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to help Nitra (8-4) in their game against Komarno (9-2) in the Slovakian Extraliga. He cannot count it as his best performance. Cadot recorded only 3 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in 35 minutes. Nitra lost 61-73 at home to the leading Komarno. It was Nitra's first loss after five consecutive victories. Cadot is ranked third on the list of the top scorers in the league with 17.1ppg. He also averaged so far 6.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg in the 11 games.

   #5. Lavar Simmons (201-F/C-83, college: Master's, currently plays in France) managed to help Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball to win against the closely-ranked JL Bourg (5-7) 96-79 in the French ProB (second division) last Saturday. Simmons scored 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (6-6) is placed eighth in the ProB. Simmons' overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.5apg.

   #6. Shaquille Cleare (206-C, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Northwestern University crushing them 77-57 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. He recorded 6 points in only 13 minutes. This year Cleare's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.5apg in the two games.

   #7. Mikhail McLean (203-F-91, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the Houston in their game against the Texas A&M University in the NCAA. McLean cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. His team lost 59-70. This year McLean's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.5apg in the two games.

   #8. Rashad Williams (175-PG, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NAIA couldn't help the Fisk University in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance his team was crushed 92-53 in a derby game by the Tennessee State University. Williams scored 15 points and had 3 steals. Williams' overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.5apg.



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  BELARUS   


Vladimir Veremeenko selected the top Belarusian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in VTB United League). He contributed to an Unics Kazan's victory against the closely-ranked Krasnie Krilya (4-3) 69-56 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Veremeenko recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 18 minutes on the court. Unics Kazan (5-2) is placed third in group A. It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team. This year he averages: 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 63.9%(23-36) and FT: 82.4% in the seven games he played so far. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He played for the Belarusian senior national team five years ago.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. Parakhouski could not help Olin Edirne (2-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Olin Edirne was edged 81-78 on the road by the higher-ranked Turk Telekom (#9). Parakhouski recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 6 blocks. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Parakhouski's first year with the team. Parakhouski is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 65.5%(36-55) and FT: 44.0%. Parakhouski is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy). He led AcegasAps TR to an easy victory against the third-ranked Sigma Barcellona (6-3) 76-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Meshcharakou scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. Acegas Aps Trieste (5-4) is placed eighth in the Lega2. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Meshcharakou's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 37.1%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 88.9% in the nine games. He is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Dante Stiggers
Dante Stiggers
   #4. Point guard Dante Stiggers (188-82, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Cyprus) was the major contributor in Apoel's victory against the closely-ranked AEK (3-3) 56-54 in the Cypriot Division A in Sunday night's game. Stiggers scored 10 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (4-2) is placed second in the Division A. Stiggers is currently third on the list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (first place). His total stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.4apg and 2.6spg. Stiggers is a naturalized American. He is also Belarusian national team player. Stiggers used to play for BK Minsk-2006 in Belarusian league.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #5. An experienced former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania) led Mazeikiai to a victory against the 12th-ranked Perlas-MRU (7-9) 72-59 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) in Friday night's game. Kojenets scored 11 points in a mere 17 minutes. Mazeikiai (12-4) is placed first in the NKL. Kojenets has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg and 3.5rpg in the 14 games. He used to play for the Belarusian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (4-3) to beat CSKA Moscow (6-1). He recorded only 4 points in 11 minutes. The fifth-placed BC Nizhny Novgorod was crushed 83-60 on the road by the leading CSKA Moscow in the group B of VTB United League. This year Yurchyk averages just 2.3ppg in the six games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.

   #2. Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) was not able to help Elitzur Yavne (5-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Lioutrine's good performance Elitzur Yavne was badly defeated 98-78 in Nes Ziyona by the second-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Lioutrine's first year with the team. Lioutrine's total stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 3.1rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Israeli. Despite Lioutrine's Belarusian nationality, he previously played for the Israeli U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belarusian team.

   #3. Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for Ironi Ramat Gan (4-3) in their game against Hapoel Afula (5-2) in the Israeli National League (second division). Yeremishin recorded 9 points. But Ironi Ramat Gan was defeated 90-77 in Afula by the higher-ranked Hapoel (#3). But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Yeremishin averages only 2.5ppg. He has both Belarusian and Israeli nationalities. Despite Yeremishin's Belarusian passport, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and probably cannot be called to the Belarusian team.

   #4. Sergey Karpov (200-F-80, currently plays in Russia) couldn't help Sojuz Zaretchny (2-6) in their game against Novosybirsk (6-2) in the Russian Superlaegue (second division). Karpov scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. Sojuz Zaretchny was crushed 104-81 at home by the second-ranked Novosybirsk. It was Sojuz Zaretchny's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Karpov's total stats are: 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg in the seven games. He also holds two passports: Belarusian and Russian.



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Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 2: Oudenaarde - Houthalen 93-97
Nov. 29: Excelsior - Point Chaud 89-81
Dec. 2: Giants II - Essor Charleroi 84-74
Dec. 2: Waregem - Sint-Jan Ant. 75-56
Dec. 2: Tongeren - St-Niklase 71-82
Nov. 30: M.Hainaut II - Kangor.-Boom 104-96
Dec. 4: CEP Fleurus - Gembo BBC


Okapi Aalstar, RBC Verviers Pepinster, Belfius Mons Hainaut and BC Telenet Oostende in Belgian Cup Semis - by Bert Larsimont

The second legs of the Belgian Cup quarter-finals were played last weekend.

On Friday night, Okapi Aalstar welcomed Division II team Cuva Houthalen. The guests of coach Brian Lynch gave a hard time to Ethias League leaders and even led 50-56 at the half. This game was obviously one further evidence that the gap between the Ethias League and Division II keeps shrinking. Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, agency: Two Points, college: Centenary, LA), Brian Tracey (195-F-88) and Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) even gave the Limburgers a 82-87 advantage in the last quarter. It was without counting on the fantastic reaction by Okapi players Ryan Thompson (198-G-89, college: Rider), Noah Hartsock (203-F-87, college: BYU) and Larry Anderson (195-G-89, college: Long Beach St.) who scored crucial baskets in the last minutes of the game.

On Saturday, RBC Verviers Pepinster convinced many observers that we should count on them for the rest of the season. The Pepins won in Leuven after a real thriller. The Leuven Bears were outscored in the paint. RBC Verviers Pepinster scored 42 points in the paint and had a total of 34 rebounds (while the Bears grabbed only 16 rebounds). RBC's coach Nenad Trajkovic and staff were particularly happy with Dragan Tubak (217-C-87)'s performance in this game. The other coach, Jurgen Van Meerbeeck (agency: LBM Management ), was very disappointed after this result for the Bears. RBC Verviers Pepinster will play Okapi Aalstar in the Belgian Cup semis.

Also on Saturday, Belfius Mons Hainaut gave no chance to their Division II guests of BBC Gembo Borgerhout. BBC Gembo of coach Stefan "Sappe" Sappenberghs (also a former player of Union Mons Hainaut) had won the first leg 94-90 last week. The performance of Gembo star Domien Loubry (186-G-85) was not sufficient this time. Also to be mentioned: the participation of four Belfius Mons Hainaut II players in this success -- Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-F/G-90), Loic Schwartz (198-G/F-92), Amaury Gorgemans (212-C-92) and Kevin Tumba (192-F/G-91) --. Belfius Mons Hainaut of coach Yves Defraigne put an end to the nice Cinderella story of Gembo in front of a full attendance at the mons.arena. Free highlights available via atv.be: http://www.atv.be/item/tevredenheid-bij-gembo-ondanks-verlies

Finally, BC Telenet Oostende was almost sure to be qualified at the half (46-38) of the second leg game against Liege Basket played on Sunday afternoon. Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-F-91) was still missing for Liege Basket. Despite a good start, Liege Basket could not resist against a well-balanced team of BC Oostende led by Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances) and Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) in offense. The BCO men of Dario Gjergja (agency: Beo Basket ) will now face Belfius Mons Hainaut in the Belgian Cup semi-finals.

Okapi Aalstar vs. Cuva Houthalen (+5) (100-83): 100-97
Score evolution: 29-30, 50-56, 76-73 and 100-97.
Boxscore:
Okapi: D. Raivio 6, J. Tofi 16, L. Anderson 18, J. Clark 9, H. Van Langenhove 2, T. Dreesen 3, R. Thompson 22, N. Hartsock 13, C. Young 9, A. Steinbach 2.
Cuva: R. McCollum 24, J. Westrol 17, B. Tracey 13, W. Jacobs 12, O. Hodge 8, D. Clemente 6, H. Vanwijn 5, C. Koonings 4, B. Maesen 2.

Leuven Bears vs. RBC VOO Verviers Pepinster (77-92): 100-102
Score evolution: 22-31, 55-57, 69-82 and 100-102.
Boxscore:
Bears: G. Robinson 12, T. Deroover 16, J. Dukes 2, I. Aska 13, B. Burgess 23, N. Marnegrave 20, I. Hanavan 6, Y. Desiron 8.
Verviers Pepinster: C. Ferguson 6, J. Anderson 12, J. Green 21, S. Maio 2, Y. Moray 3, Y. Baeri 2, S. Moris 3, N. Aleksandrov 21, M. Zakharov 15, D. Tubak 17.

Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. BBC Gembo (+5) (90-94): 106-85
Score evolution: 37-25, 58-43, 78-59 and 106-85.
Boxscore:
Mons Hainaut: B. Qvale 12, R. Taylor 11, J. Wallace 19, M. Randle 2, J. Bostic 23, G. Muya 2, J. Cage 7, L. Giancaterino 19, L. Schwartz 3, A. Gorgemans 8.
Gembo: T. Goethaert 5, P. Van Rillaer 11, E. Van Aken 13, N. Celis 8, W. Lemaire 2, D. Loubry 22, A. Goetgeluck 7, L. Jansen 1, M. Swinnen 4, Vermeersch 7.

BC Telenet Oostende vs. Liege Basket (93-83): 84-68
Score evolution: 21-21, 46-38, 60-50 and 84-68.
Boxscore:
BCO: D. Katnic 9, M. Stojic 18, V. Petrovic 6, W. Wilkinson 8, D. Djordjevic 2, B. Wright 9, M. Lojeski 23, D. Drobnjak 9.
Liege: I. Iarochevitch 16, O. Troisfontaines 2, G. Hockins 3, G. Ware 15, L. Bosco 6, W. Mukubu 12, B.J. Monteiro 2, A. Williamson 12.

2013 Belgian Cup semi-finals (to be played in February 2013):

Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. BC Telenet Oostende
Okapi Aalstar vs. RBC VOO Verviers Pepinster



Axel Hervelle selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain). He led Gescrap BB to a victory over the 16th-ranked Assignia Manresa (1-9) crushing them 83-63 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game. Hervelle was MVP of the game. He recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in a mere 18 minutes on the court. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (8-2) is placed second in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Hervelle averages: 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 55.2%(32-58) and FT: 81.8% in the 10 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Jonathan Tabu (184-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Tabu could not help one of league's weakest teams Cantu (6-4) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance Cantu was defeated 67-54 at home by the higher-ranked Montepaschi Siena (#3). Tabu was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Tabu has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 48.8% and FT: 89.5%. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Van Rossom was not able to help CAI Zaragoza (6-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance CAI Zaragoza lost 79-94 on the road to the leading Real Madrid. Van Rossom was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 27 minutes. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Van Rossom's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 62.1%(18-29), 3FGP: 53.3%(16-30) and FT: 71.4% in the 10 games. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Ilunga Mbenga
Ilunga Mbenga
   #4. Center Ilunga Mbenga (214-80, currently plays in China), who plays in the Chinese CBA was not able to secure a victory for Qingdao Eagles (0-4) in their last game on Friday. Despite Mbenga's very good performance the bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles were edged 101-99 in Ningbo by the much higher-ranked Bayi Rockets (#8). He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. Mbenga also added 5 blocks. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Mbenga belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #4. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.3bpg and 1.3spg. Mbenga has a dual citizenship: Congolese and Belgian. He used to play for the Belgian national team last year.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #5. Former international center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL couldn't help Polpharma (3-7) in their last game. Despite Lichodzijewski's good performance Polpharma lost 77-82 on their home court in Starogard to the higher-ranked (#5) Asseco Prokom Gdynia. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Lichodzijewski also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a mere 17 minutes. It's Lichodzijewski's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg in the six games. Lichodzijewski is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Polish. He used to play for the Belgian national team four years ago.

Marcus Faison
Marcus Faison
   #6. An experienced guard Marcus Faison (196-78, college: Siena, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Georgia couldn't help Armia (0-4) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Faison's good performance the fourth-placed Armia was defeated 79-72 on their home court in Tbilisi by the second-ranked Hapoel Holon in the group H of EuroChallenge. He recorded 10 points. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Faison has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 3.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Faison is international player as he played for the Belgian senior team one years ago. He used to play for TEC Spirou Charleroi in Belgian league.

Retin Obasohan
Retin Obasohan
   #7. U20 international point guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Lamar University crushing them 75-47 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. He recorded 13 points and had 3 steals in 27 minutes. The The University of Alabama has conference record this season. This year Obasohan has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.9spg in the nine games. He is also Belgian U20 national team player.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #8. Swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL couldn't help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 86-60 in London by the higher-ranked (#7) Lions. Hulsen scored 11 points and added 3 passes in 36 minutes. So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all twelve games in the Regular Season. Hulsen has reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.7apg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help one of league's weakest teams Fileni BPA Jesi (3-6) in their last game. Despite Hoover's good performance Fileni BPA Jesi lost 64-69 at home to the higher-ranked (#11) Prima Veroli. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 35 minutes. It was Fileni BPA Jesi's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Hoover has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.9spg in the nine games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.

   #2. Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) led BYU to an easy victory against the University of Montana crushing them 85-60 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He scored 18 points and added 3 passes. The Brigham Young University has conference record this season. Haws is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in BYU's roster. This season Haws has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.9spg.

   #3. Ronrico White (190-G-92, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the Chattanooga (0-1) in their game against the Davidson College (1-0) in the NCAA. White scored 8 points. The Chattanooga (#6) was crushed 81-55 on their home court in Chattanooga, TN by the Davidson College. White has reliable stats this season: 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.9spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely White has never played in Belgium.

   #4. best in steals. This season he has very good stats: 11.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.1apg and 2.5spg. Jones has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Luxembourg.

   #5. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France) managed to help JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket in a victory against the ninth-ranked Angers BC 49 (4-5) 64-51 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 5 points in 27 minutes. JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket (7-4) is placed fifth in the NM1. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Tshomba's stats this year are: 10.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg in the six games.



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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 4-3 
 5. Bosna 4-4 
 6. Kakanj 3-4 
 7. Leotar 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: Borac Nektar - Bosna 77-83
Dec. 1: Vogosca - Radnik B. 76-78
Dec. 1: Varda HE - Mladost 69-79
Dec. 1: Posusje - Capljina 61-70

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 8: Bosna - Mladost
Dec. 8: Servitium - Varda HE
Dec. 8: Capljina - Kakanj
Dec. 8: Radnik B. - Posusje
Dec. 8: Zrinjski HT - Vogosca
Dec. 8: Borac Nektar - Leotar


Standings - D2 Leagues

Division II Standings
1.Liga RS
 1. Bratunac 0-0 
 2. Drina Birac 0-0 
 3. Feniks 0-0 
 4. Gacko 0-0 
 5. Gradanski 0-0 
 6. HEO 0-0 
 7. Jahorina 0-0 
 8. Prijedor 0-0 
 9. Rogatica 0-0 
 10. Rudar 0-0 
 11. Sutjeska 0-0 
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 


Kenan Bajramovic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bosnians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Eurocup). Bajramovic led his Turkish team Banvit BK to an overtime victory against the closely-ranked Azovmash (0-4) 95-88 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 12 rebounds. Bajramovic also added 3 assists in 31 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (3-1) is placed second in the Eurocup. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Bajramovic averages: 7.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg, 3FGP: 30.8% in the four games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in Eurocup). Wright led his Russian team Spartak St.Petersburg to a 3-point victory against the closely-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (2-2) 77-74 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Spartak St.Petersburg (4-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Wright's first season with the team. Wright has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg, 2FGP: 73.7%(14-19) and FT: 66.7% in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Wright is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Germany). Djedovic was the major contributor in an ALBA Berlin's victory against the 11th-ranked Bayern Muenchen (5-6) 82-70 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes. ALBA Berlin (7-2) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Djedovic has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg, 3FGP: 23.8% and FT: 87.2% in the nine games. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Aleksej Nesovic
Aleksej Nesovic
   #4. Point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia) led OKK Beograd to a victory over the league outsider Vrsac 122-113 in the Serbian A League last Saturday. Nesovic was MVP of the game. He scored 31 points (!!!), grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists. OKK Beograd (5-6) is placed 11th in the A League. Nesovic belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.7apg. Nesovic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

Esmir Rizvic
Esmir Rizvic
   #5. Former international center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League could not help Maribor Messer (5-2) in their last game. Despite Rizvic's very good performance Maribor Messer lost 78-85 on the road to the second-ranked Helios. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds in 36 minutes. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. Rizvic has reliable stats this year: 13.1ppg and 6.4rpg in the seven games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

Ivan Opacak
Ivan Opacak
   #6. Shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an overtime PGE Turow's victory against the seventh-ranked BC Donetsk (3-4) 83-81 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Opacak recorded 13 points in 36 minutes. PGE Turow Zgorzelec (2-5) is placed ninth in group A. This year Opacak's overall stats are: 7.0ppg and 2.5rpg in the six games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #7. International center Ognjen Kuzmic (215-90, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a FIATC Joventut's victory against the closely-ranked CB Canarias (2-8) 92-81 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Kuzmic recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 2 blocks (made all of his five free throws). FIATC Joventut Badalona (5-5) is placed 12th in the ACB. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Kuzmic's total stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 6.0rpg. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

Miralem Halilovic
Miralem Halilovic
   #8. Forward Miralem Halilovic (205-91, currently plays in Croatia) helped KK Zagreb win their game against the ninth-ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-7) crushing them 102-79 in the Croatian A1 on Sunday night. Halilovic scored 12 points, grabbed 4 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 2 shots in a mere 18 minutes. KK Zagreb (7-2) is placed second in the A1. This year Halilovic's total stats are: 3.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.1apg in the eight games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team last year.

Nemanja Gordic
Nemanja Gordic
   #9. International point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88, currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Serbian team Partizan win their game against the closely-ranked Cedevita (7-4) 58-55 in the Adriatic League in Sunday night's game. He recorded 6 points and had 3 steals in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (8-3) is placed second in the Adriatic League. Gordic has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Sasa Vasiljevic
Sasa Vasiljevic
   #10. An experienced point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) helped Halychyna win their game against the league outsider Dnipro (4-13) 79-68 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Sunday night's game. Vasiljevic recorded 14 points (made all of his six free throws). Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (10-7) is placed sixth in the Superleague. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Vasiljevic has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. Former international guard Marko Popovic (193-84, currently plays in Serbia) helped Sloga win their game against the closely-ranked KK Jagodina 87-77 in the Serbian A League last Saturday. Popovic scored 16 points, grabbed 5 boards, passed 7 assists and added 6 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Popovic is currently eighth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Popovic averages: 15.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.3apg and 2.0spg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Romania was not able to help Timisoara (1-3) in their last game. Despite Jovanovic's very good performance the fourth-placed Timisoara lost 86-97 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Kormend in the group F of EuroChallenge. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Jovanovic also added 6 passes in 34 minutes. He has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.8apg in the four games. Jovanovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2009.

   #13. International forward Milan Milosevic (205-85, currently plays in Eurocup) helped his Montenegrin team Buducnost win their game against the closely-ranked Spirou Charleroi 59-55 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Milosevic has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.5rpg. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

   #14. International guard Henry Domercant (194-80, college: E.Illinois, currently plays in Eurocup) managed to help Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul in a victory against the league leader Lokomotiv crushing them 76-52 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Domercant recorded only 3 points in 3 minutes on the court. This year he averages just 3.0ppg in the two games. Domercant is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Apparently Domercant has never played in Bosnia.

   #15. Former international center Barisa Krasic (203-78, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Croatia was not able to secure a victory for KK Zadar (3-8) in their last game. Despite his good performance KK Zadar lost 79-92 in Kragujevac to the much higher-ranked (#6) Radnicki KG. Krasic was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 3 assists in 24 minutes. Krasic has averaged so far 8.4ppg and 2.3rpg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in VTB United League) led his Russian team Khimky to a victory over the sixth-ranked Lietuvos rytas (3-4) 80-69 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Planinic recorded 20 points and added 4 assists in 25 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (6-1) is placed first in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Planinic is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.5apg. He also averaged so far 12.8ppg and 3.7rpg in the six games he played so far. Planinic has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #2. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked CAI Zaragoza (6-4) 94-79 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Real Madrid (10-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all ten games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Begic averages: 5.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1bpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #3. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Turkey) was the main contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the ninth-ranked Turk Telekom (3-5) crushing them 103-81 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Bogdanovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points and added 3 assists. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (7-1) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 13.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in Besiktas' victory against the 12th-ranked Hacettepe (2-6) 69-63 in the Turkish TBL on Monday night. Markota recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Besiktas Istanbul (4-4) is placed seventh in the TBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Markota has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Stanko Barac (216-C-86, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Anadolu Efes Istanbul to win against the fifth-ranked Cedevita (2-6) 81-73 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Barac scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (5-3) is placed third in group C. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Barac's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 3.0rpg. Similarly like Markota and Bogdanovic above he has dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #6. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help Khimik (11-4) in their last game. Despite Sehovic's very good performance Khimik lost 85-92 at home to the lower-ranked (#9) Cherkasy. He was the second best scorer with 17 points in 25 minutes. Sehovic's stats this year are: 12.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.5apg in the 15 games. He holds both Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina passports.

   #7. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Hungary was not able to help Szolnok (2-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Sehovic's very good performance the bottom-ranked Szolnok was crushed 87-53 on the road by the much higher-ranked MZT Skopje (#7). He was the top scorer with 15 points. Sehovic also added 6 rebounds. Sehovic's stats this season are: 12.6ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegrin nationalities.

   #8. Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88, currently plays in Finland) contributed to KTP-Basket's victory against the eighth-ranked Salon Vilpas 85-72 in the Finnish Korisliiga in Saturday night's game. Sarcevic was the best player in that game. He scored 21 points, had 4 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. Sarcevic has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #9. Nikola Jeftic (202-F-85, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to an OKK Beograd's victory against the league outsider Vrsac 122-113 in the Serbian A League last Saturday. He scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. Jeftic's stats this year are: 10.7ppg and 3.7rpg in the 10 games. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian passports.

   #10. Mato Peraica (203-C-81, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 was not able to secure a victory for Vrijednosnice OS (4-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Peraica's very good performance Vrijednosnice OS was crushed 90-68 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked KK_Zabok (#6). He was the top scorer with 22 points. Peraica also added 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Peraica belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Peraica averages: 17.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg.



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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. Day, Uberlandia18.3 
 3. Gruber, Uberlandia18.3 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 5. Toyloy, Paulistano17.5 
 6. Ramon, Limeira17.0 
 7. Telo, Joinville17.0 
 8. Fischer, Bauru16.8 
 9. Jemmott, Vila Velha16.0 
 10. Luz dos Sant., Fr.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. Toyloy, Paulistano7.0 
 8. Cipolini, Uberland.7.0 
 9. Teichmann, Franca7.0 
 10. Mattos, Paulista.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Helinho GARCIA
  Uberlandia
  (186-G-75)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Garcia, Uberlandia6.7 
 2. Aleo, Joinville5.8 
 3. Brugger, Paulistano4.8 
 4. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 5. Ramon, Limeira4.3 
 6. Lima, Limeira4.0 
 7. Corazza, Paulistano4.0 
 8. Cortez, Mogi d.3.7 
 9. Collum, Uberlandia3.7 
 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. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.3 
 4. Carvalho, Paulista.2.0 
 5. Meindl, Franca2.0 
 6. Borders, Minas2.0 
 7. Prado, Joinville2.0 
 8. Parker, Vila Velha1.8 
 9. Brugger, Paulistano1.8 
 10. Collum, Uberlandia1.7 


Tiago Splitter's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Brazilians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Tiago Splitter (211-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Washington Wizards (1-13) crushing them 118-92 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Splitter had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 7 assists and 2 blocks in 23 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 14-4 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Splitter has relatively good stats this year: 8.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 57.3%(55-96) and FT: 73.3% in the 18 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish. Splitter is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Anderson Varejao (205-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-14) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Varejao's very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated 91-78 on the road by the Phoenix Suns. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 18 rebounds. Varejao also added 3 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Varejao's ninth year with the team. He is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders. Varejao has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 15.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 53.3% and FT: 77.8%. Varejao is in the roster of the Brazilian senior national team.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Hatila Passos (211-85, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB. He was not able to help Hebraica (15-9) in their last game. Despite Passos' very good performance the fifth-placed Hebraica was edged 73-71 at home by the lower-ranked (#11) Sayago in the Capital group. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 14 rebounds. Passos also added 2 blocks in 37 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Passos is currently fourth on the league's list of best rebounders with 11.9rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.4ppg, 1.2apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 67.9%(131-193) and FT: 57.0% in the 20 games. Passos played for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Joao Paulo Batista
Joao Paulo Batista
   #4. Power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) led Le Mans to a victory against the 11th-ranked JSF Nanterre (4-5) 80-74 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (7-2) is placed second in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Batista is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Le Mans' roster. This season Batista has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #5. International point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked Besiktas (4-4) crushing them 78-48 in the Euroleague last Friday. Huertas scored 7 points and added 3 passes in 15 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (8-0) is placed first in group D. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Huertas' overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg in the eight games. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Italian. Huertas plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
   #6. Point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-82, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (8-10) 96-78 in the NBA on Friday night. He recorded 9 points and blocked 2 blocks. The Boston Celtics have 9-8 record this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Barbosa's total stats this season are: 5.7ppg and 1.6apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

Hilario Nene
Hilario Nene
   #7. International center Hilario Nene (207-82, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (1-13) in their game against the New York Knicks (12-4) in the NBA. Nene recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 18 minutes. But the Washington Wizards were crushed 108-87 in New York by the Knicks. Nene has very impressive stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in the four games. He is also Brazilian national team player.

Andre Almeida
Andre Almeida
   #8. Center Andre Almeida (211-88, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Wake Forest University 79-63 in the NCAA last Tuesday. Almeida recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks. The University of Nebraska has conference record this season. Almeida has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Brazilian university national team back in 2009.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #9. International center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Blusens Monbus (5-5) crushing them 89-66 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (6-4) is placed eighth in the ACB. Nogueira's total stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 2.3rpg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team last year.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #10. Swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Biancoblu BO (6-2) 88-71 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. Tavernari scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Givova Scafati Basket (6-3) is placed fourth in the Lega2. This year Tavernari's total stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1spg in the nine games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Brazilian senior national team.

   #11. Former U17 international center Rafael Maia (206-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to Brown's surprising victory against the Sacred Heart University 69-56 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Maia recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Maia has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Brazilian U17 national team five years ago.

   #12. International point guard Rafael Freire (188-92, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Lucas Nogueira in the Spanish ACB last game. Freire couldn't help Blusens Monbus in their game against Asefa Estudiantes. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Freire recorded only 3 points in 12 minutes. His team was crushed by 23 points 89-66. He has averaged so far 1.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg in the 10 games. Freire is also in the roster of the Brazilian national team.

   #13. International forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Palencia Baloncesto crushing them 93-62 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Toledo is currently third on the list of most steals. He has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.2apg and 2.0spg. Toledo is also Brazilian national team player.

   #14. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Leche Rio Breogan Lugo in a 2-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet 71-69 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Saturday. He scored 5 points and added 4 assists in 28 minutes. Cobos has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg in the nine games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

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

   #1. Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League could not help Oita Heat Devils (9-7) in their last game. Despite Hatano's very good performance Oita Heat Devils (#5) were crushed 100-68 on the road by the leading Okinawa GK in the Western group. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Hatano also added 4 rebounds in 39 minutes. It was Oita Heat Devils' third consecutive loss in a row. It's Hatano's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 7.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.1apg in the 14 games he played so far. Hatano has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Japanese. Despite his Brazilian passport, Hatano previously played for the Japanese U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.

   #2. Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St., currently plays in Bulgaria) led Balkan to an easy victory against the league outsider U20 (0-8) crushing them 91-65 in the Bulgarian NBL in Saturday night's game. Santos recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 21 minutes. Balkan Botevgrad (4-4) is placed fifth in the NBL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Santos is ranked fourth on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4bpg and 1.4spg in the five games.

   #3. Renan Lenz (206-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Utah's surprising victory against the Texas State University at San Marcos 74-69 in the NCAA last Friday. Lenz recorded 8 points. The University of Utah has conference record this season. It's Lenz's first year with the team. His stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4bpg and 1.4spg.

   #4. Rodrigo de Souza (188-G, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the Pacific in their game against the Gonzaga University in the NCAA. de Souza scored 8 points. The Pacific was badly defeated 85-67 in Spokane, WA by the Gonzaga University. de Souza has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg.

   #5. Andre Coimbra (205-F-86, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Osaka Evessa (1-11) in their game against Fukuoka Rizing (10-6) in the Japanese BJ League. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 11 minutes. Osaka Evessa (#10) lost 65-75 at home to the much higher-ranked (#3) Fukuoka Rizing in the Western group. It was Osaka Evessa's seventh consecutive loss in a row. Coimbra has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 4.4rpg in the 12 games.

   #6. Gerson Santo (206-C-91, is currently at the American university) managed to help Colorado State University to win against the University of Evansville 79-72 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored only 3 points. Santo has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 4.4rpg.

   #7. Pedro Maciel (185-PG-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Nicholls St. in their game against the Michigan State University in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Maciel scored only 3 points and added 3 assists in 15 minutes. His team was crushed by 45 points 84-39. Maciel has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 4.4rpg in the 12 games.

   #8. Rinaldo Mafra (201-F-86, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a Jacksonville St.'s victory against the Alcorn State University 56-52 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He scored only 1 points. Mafra has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 4.4rpg.

   #9. Arthur Bernardi (206-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Houston Baptist in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Houston Baptist lost 53-61 in a derby game to the Rice University. Bernardi had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 33 minutes. Bernardi has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 4.4rpg in the 12 games.



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Lester Prosper is a newcomer at Windsor Express - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old British V.Islands power forward Lester Prosper (208-106kg-88, college: Old Westbury). He already started the season at Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada). In 7 games this season he recorded 9.9ppg, 9.4rpg and 1.1bpg. The last season Prosper also played at MBK Banik Handlova in Slovakian Extraliga. In 9 games last year he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.2rpg. The other team he played shortly was BC Prievidza in Extraliga. In three games he averaged 4.0ppg and 3.7rpg. Another team Prosper played shortly was Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish league. But in only one Eurocup game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
He was selected to (NABC) Reeses College All-Star Game in 2011 at his college time.
He graduated from SUNY-Old Westbury in 2011 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Ibrahim Jaaber selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Lithuania). He was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against the seventh-ranked Lietuvos rytas (3-1) 90-79 in the Lithuanian LKL in Monday night's game. Jaaber scored 16 points, made 3 passes and 5 steals in 21 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Zalgiris this season. His team is placed second in the LKL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team three years ago. Strangely Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Spain). Calloway led Unicaja Malaga to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked UCAM Murcia (4-6) crushing them 85-58 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He recorded 12 points in a mere 16 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (6-4) is placed ninth in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Calloway's first year with the team. This season Calloway averages: 8.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 60.7%(17-28), 3FGP: 27.5% and FT: 78.9% in the 10 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian national team in 2010. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Latvia. Rowland could not help VEF Riga (1-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance VEF Riga lost 77-82 on the road to the leading Triumph Lyubertsy. Rowland was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 passes in 31 minutes. It was VEF Riga's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Rowland's first season with the team. Rowland has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg and FT: 75.0% in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team one years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Lithuania was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (1-7) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Ivanov's good performance the sixth-placed Lietuvos rytas was edged 75-74 in Beograd by the higher-ranked Partizan (#5) in the group D of Euroleague. He scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ivanov's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg and 4.6rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #5. Former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to secure a victory for Keravnos (2-2) in their game against Krasnie Krilya (4-0) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. It was his first game for Keravnos this season. Keravnos (#2) was crushed 82-51 at home by the leading Krasnie Krilya in the group B of EuroChallenge. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Owens is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Owens played also for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #6. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A couldn't help U-Mobitelco (7-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance U-Mobitelco was defeated 82-72 in Mures by the lower-ranked Targu (#7). Nikolov recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Nikolov has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8spg. Nikolov is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #7. International guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) led CSU Sibiu to an overtime victory against the closely-ranked Gaz Metan (7-4) 98-93 in the Romanian Division A last Saturday. He recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 29 minutes. CSU Atlassib Sibiu (4-6) is placed 11th in the Division A. This year Gruev has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #8. Forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) couldn't help BC Donetsk (7-8) in their game against Azovmash (11-4) in the Ukrainian Superleague. Ivanov scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). BC Donetsk was badly defeated 86-69 in Mariupol by the higher-ranked Azovmash (#4). Ivanov's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Georgi Sirakov
Georgi Sirakov
   #9. U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) led Mazzeo San Severo to a victory against the closely-ranked Chieti (5-7) 69-58 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) last Sunday. He recorded 19 points. Mazzeo San Severo (5-8) is placed 12th in the Nazionale A. This season Sirakov averages only 8.2ppg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team last year.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #10. Center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Bayern Muenchen (5-6) in their game against ALBA Berlin (7-2) in the German BBL. Homan scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. But Bayern Muenchen lost 70-82 in Berlin to the much higher-ranked (#3) ALBA. It was Bayern Muenchen's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Homan's overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg in the 10 games. He is a naturalized American. Homan is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

   #11. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa in their game against Gescrap BB in the Spanish ACB. Georgiev recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 83-63. Georgiev's total stats this season are: 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #12. International small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in VTB United League) couldn't help BC Nizhny Novgorod in their game against CSKA Moscow in the VTB United League. Videnov cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. His team was crushed by 23 points 83-60. This year Videnov's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg in the seven games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former international forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Aarhus BC in their game against SISU in the Danish Ligaen. Despite his good performance on Thursday night Petkov recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Petkov has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg and 7.4rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team eleven years ago.

   #14. An experienced former international power forward Vassil Evtimov (208-77, college: N.Carolina, currently plays in France) couldn't help Limoges CSP Elite in their game against STB Le Havre in the French ProA. Evtimov cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. His team was crushed by 28 points 88-60. Evtimov has averaged so far 1.5ppg and 1.3rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help OFI in their game against Agia Paraskevis in the Greek A2 (second division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes. His team was edged 88-85. Doychinov is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.4apg in the eight games. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Aris (2-6) crushing them 100-65 in the Greek A1 last Monday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (8-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Antic averages: 6.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #2. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) was the major contributor in Chalon/Saor's victory against the closely-ranked Le Mans (7-2) 80-66 in the French ProA in Monday night's game. Evtimov scored 13 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (7-2) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Evtimov has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.9apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #3. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Ukraine could not help Khimik (2-2) in their last game. Despite Deane's good performance Khimik (#3) was badly defeated 94-77 on the road by the second-ranked TU/Rock in the group D of EuroChallenge. He was the top scorer with 13 points in 24 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Deane has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg and 4.0apg in the four games he played so far. Deane is a naturalized American. He used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #4. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) led Kozuv to a victory over the closely-ranked Lirija (3-3) 74-67 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Karadzovski was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points and added 4 passes. Kozuv Gevgelija (4-2) is placed fourth in the Prva Liga. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Karadzovski is currently second on the league's list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.2apg. Karadzovski has both Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian nationalities.

   #5. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) was the main contributor in Malbas' victory against the 11th-ranked Jarfalla (1-8) 73-60 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) in Sunday night's game. Gafor was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 13 rebounds. Gafor also added and 3 steals in 33 minutes. Malbas Oresund (8-2) is placed second in South group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Gafor belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #3 with 22.9ppg. He also averaged so far 8.1rpg, 1.8apg and 2.5spg in the 10 games. Gafor also holds two passports: Swedish and Bulgarian.

   #6. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the Northeastern in their game against the University of Maine in the NCAA. Marshavelski scored 5 points. His team was edged 76-73. Marshavelski has averaged so far 1.5ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #7. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) managed to help Tromso Storm to win against the closely-ranked Gimle BBK 70-60 in the Norwegian BLNO in Sunday night's game. He scored only 3 points. Mihaylov has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg.



Konstantin Papazov: The game vs Galil Gilboa will be very important and very good for us - by Christomir Rackov

On Thursday, the 6th of December, Levski Sofia will host Galil Gilboa. The game is from group A of the EUROHOLD Balkan League and is expected with huge interest because it is a rematch of last season′s final. The game will be broadcast live in both countries - Bulgarian BNT World and Israeli ONE. Here is what the head coach of Levski - Konstantin Papazov - had to say just a few days before the match:

"It is potentially a partial revenge for the final of EUROHOLD Balkan League that we lost last season. Both teams are very different comapared to when they played in that game but it will remain in the history as a very good final, a very interesting one and of course - a very sad one for us.

Once again we have set a goal for ourselves to reach the highest level in the competition or at least to repeat the final. The realization of that goal goes through a victory in Sofia. Without doubt those are the two most serious names in the league - the champion and the finalist from last season - and we have to defend that position. This requires for us to give it our maximum effort and I think there is no doubt we will do that. After the loss to Rilski Sportist we made a lot of conclusions that helped us and despite playing against the lesser teams in our league we could see the difference in aggression and attitude of the players during the games. For sure the aggression is changed in a very big way after the game against Rilski and not only during training but we can see it during games as well. I′m hoping this will help us. We haven′t played in our gym for a very long time and we are coming back home. I believe that we will succeed. This will be a very important and a good game for us.

Galil Gilboa has a very different roster with a lot of new American players and after a bad start they are now doing better. In their games in the EUROHOLD Balkan League they control the gamen flow well and as champions it is normal for them to try and defend their name. The team had some changes since the start of the season and had two straight wins in the Israeli league after losing 6 games in a row before that. I′m sure it it′s going to be a very tough game. We have a lot of video from their games and I have no doubt in the work of my assistants and their analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Galil Gilboa. We start our work from today. We will try to limit the strengths of our opponent and try to use their weaknesses to hurt them.

I′m convinced that the good spirit in the Blue fans has returned after the two nice wins by the football team and they will have no problem to attend this game on Thursday. I also have information that the football players of Levski may come to the game as well but it depends on their schedule for the week. For us it′s very important to bring back the fans to the arena and this can happen only with us playing well."



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Petroleos add Bitee to their roster - by Eurobasket

Atletico Petroleos de Luanda (Division I) added to their roster 27-year old Cameroonian ex-international guard Parfait Bitee (188-85, college: Rhode Island, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. His team won Morocco Throne Cup.
Bitee was voted Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team in 2011. He also represented Cameroon at the African Championships in Madagascar last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.2ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (4.3apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.3%.
Bitee has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), France (JL Bourg) and Cameroon (Fleuron).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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. Walton, Manitoba19.6 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.19.6 
 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. Kamen, UBC10.0 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead9.6 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Bozinovic, TRU8.8 
 9. Ozsayiner, Manit.8.7 
 10. Moses, Calgary8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.4 
 2. Jones, Ryerson5.6 
 3. Pasquale, Laure.5.2 
 4. Walton, Manitoba5.0 
 5. Daley, New Brunsw.4.9 
 6. York, UFV4.9 
 7. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 8. Hebert, Regina4.8 
 9. Bonhomme, Brandon4.8 
 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. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 5. Evans, Victoria2.8 
 6. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 7. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.7 
 8. Gooding, Winnipeg2.6 
 9. Walton, Manitoba2.6 
 10. Parchment, UFV2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew CHESSON
  Laurier
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Chesson, Laurier2.7 
 2. Salhia, Lakehead2.1 
 3. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 4. O''Brien, New B.2.0 
 5. Dewar, Alberta1.8 
 6. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.7 
 7. Duke, UPEI1.7 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 9. Klassen, Acadia1.7 
 10. Tufegdzich, York1.5 


Windsor Express sign Chris Commons, ex Lapua - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) signed 28-year old American forward Chris Commons (206-100kg-84, college: USC Aiken). He just played at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish 1st Division. In 10 games this season he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg. The last season Commons also played at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers in PBL. In 21 games last year he recorded also great stats: 19.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Eastern Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-PBL Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (10-11) season Commons played at Barracudas in Brunei league. In 12 ASEAN League games he recorded also great stats: 22.5ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg and 2.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Honorable Mention.
Commons played in the final of PeachBelt Tournament for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
He was also voted PeachBelt Player of the Year back in 2009 at his college time.
Commons has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al Ittihad) and Germany (BSV Wulfen).
He attended Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken until 2009 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Stefan Bonneau joins Windsor Express - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) agreed terms with American guard Stefan Bonneau (177, college: C.W. Post). He just played at Springfield Armor (D-League) in the U.S.. The last season Bonneau also played at LIU - C.W.Post in East Coast Conference in the NCAA2. He helped them to win ECC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-ECC Player of the Year, All-ECC All-Tournament MVP and named to All-ECC 1st Team.
This summer Bonneau was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in sixth round (94th overall).
The former LIU - C.W.Post (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 11-2 
 2. Los Leones 9-4 
 3. Sagrados 9-4 
 4. Providencia 5-7 
 5. Puente Alto 2-9 
 6. Stadio Italiano 1-10 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 12-1 
 2. Dep.Castro 10-3 
 3. AB Ancud 7-5 
 4. Osorno Basq. 4-8 
 5. Dep.Valdivia 2-9 
 6. Las Animas 1-10 

Second Stage: Round 4

Dec. 2: Boston Coll. - Los Leones 97-80
Dec. 2: Dep.Castro - Osorno Basq. 80-77
Dec. 2: Providencia - Sagrados 70-76
Dec. 2: AB Ancud - Dep.Espanol 66-87


Dimayor Finals: Concepcion is one step away from the title - by Daniel Valencia

In a game decided in the last seconds, CD Universidad de Concepcion defeated to CD Liceo Mixto 66-63 and took a 2-1 lead in the Finals. Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85) was the scoring leader with 18 points (14 in the first half), while Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) scored 17 (3-7 from long distance). Jose Del Solar (195-F/C-90) also had a strong performance with 14 points (7-11 fg) and 5 rebounds. For Liceo, Claudio Gallardo (180-G-87) led the scorers with 17 points, and Bayo Arigbon (197-F-86, college: San Diego Chr.) finished the night with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Game 4 of the series will be played on tuesday.

CD Universidad de Concepcion 66 - CD Liceo Mixto 63
Ucon: Eduardo Marechal 18 pts. Evandro Arteaga 17 pts.
Lic: Claudio Gallardo 17 pts. Bayo Arigbon 14 pts.

CD Universidad de Concepcion lead the series 2-1





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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.32.8 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.30.8 
 4. Harris, Jiangsu D.30.7 
 5. Spencer, Jilin N.29.0 
 6. Yi, Guandong ST27.3 
 7. Hudson, DongGuan27.3 
 8. McGrady, Qingd.25.5 
 9. Thornton, Guangsh.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. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.13.8 
 5. Ramos, Guangsha L.13.5 
 6. Ju, Foshan LL13.3 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB13.3 
 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. McGrady, Qingd.5.0 
 5. Williams, Guandong.4.8 
 6. Yang, Liaoning H.4.7 
 7. Mengke, Xinjiang.4.5 
 8. Lee, Beijing Ducks4.3 
 9. Gaines, Fujian QB4.3 
 10. Spencer, Jilin N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zaid ABBAS
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Abbas, Shandong FB4.3 
 2. Marbury, Beijing2.7 
 3. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 4. Han, Bayi R.2.5 
 5. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.5 
 6. Wang, Guandong ST2.5 
 7. Zhang, Zhejiang CB2.3 
 8. Yi, Jiangsu D.2.0 
 9. Li, Liaoning H.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. Yi, Guandong ST2.3 
 4. Mbenga, Qingdao E.2.3 
 5. Yan, Shanxi Zh.2.0 
 6. Boone, Zhejiang CB2.0 
 7. Haislip, DongGuan.1.8 
 8. Wang, Bayi R.1.8 
 9. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 10. Tang, Xinjiang FT1.5 


Joe Alexander signs at Liaoning Hunters - by Eurobasket News

Liaoning Jiebao Hunters (CBA) landed 26-year old American forward Joe Alexander (203-100kg-86, college: W.Virginia). Alexander managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). He played most recently at Krasnie Krilya in Russian PBL league. In two EuroChallenge games last season he averaged 10.0ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.0bpg. He also played 9 games in VTB United League where he had 8.4ppg and 4.0rpg. Alexander also played 6 games in PBL where he had 8.7ppg and 3.8rpg. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Alexander had a chance to explore basketball on different levels.
The previous (10-11) season he played at the Hornets in NBA.
In 2008 Alexander was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in first round (8th overall). The former West Virginia University star is in his fifth season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2008.
Alexander received also Gatorade All-D-League 1st Team award in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Chicago Bulls) and D-League (Frisco Texas Legends and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CROATIA   

Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Group Center
 1. Hermes Anal. 6-0 
 2. Dubrava 4-1 
 3. Samobor 4-2 
 4. Sanac Karl. 4-2 
 5. Zrinjevac 4-3 
 6. Maksimir 3-2 
 7. Gorica 2-2 
 8. Rudes 2-4 
 9. Bosco 1-4 
 10. Sus.-Moslavina 0-0 
 11. Kaptol 0-5 
 12. Mladost Z.(C) 0-5 
Group East
 1. Belisce 6-0 
 2. Vinkovci 5-0 
 3. Vukovar 4-2 
 4. Meteor D. 3-2 
 5. Vrijednosnice 2-2 
 6. Pozega 1-4 
 7. Zupanja 1-4 
 8. Olimp Inspekt 1-5 
 9. Virovitica 0-4 
Group North
 1. Medjimurje C. 6-1 
 2. Mladost D.(N) 6-1 
 3. Graficar 5-2 
 4. Bjelovar 4-3 
 5. Podravac Virje 4-3 
 6. Cakovec 4-3 
 7. Petar Zrinski 3-4 
 8. Radnik 3-4 
 9. Vindija V. 3-4 
 10. Ivancica 1-6 
 11. Rudar-Cimper 1-6 
 12. Koprivnica 0-7 
Group South
 1. Kastela 8-0 
 2. Puntamika 8-0 
 3. GKK Sibenik 7-1 
 4. Jazine 4-4 
 5. Sukosan 4-4 
 6. Solin 4-4 
 7. Policnik 4-4 
 8. Cetina 2-6 
 9. Metkovic 2-6 
 10. Omis Galeb 2-6 
 11. DOSK 2-6 
 12. Trogir 1-7 
Group West
 1. Skrljevo 5-1 
 2. Crikvenica 5-1 
 3. Pula 1981 4-2 
 4. Stoja Pula 3-2 
 5. Zamet 3-2 
 6. Kastav 3-2 
 7. Ucka 0-1 
 8. Otocac 0-4 
 9. Rovinj 0-4 
 10. Ghia Staff 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 8

Center

Dec. 1: Kaptol - Hermes Anal.
Dec. 1: Dubrava - Maksimir
Dec. 1: Samobor - Rudes
Dec. 1: Gorica - Bosco
Dec. 1: Zrinjevac - Sus.-Moslavina
Dec. 1: Sanac Karl. - Mladost Z.(C)

East

Dec. 1: Meteor D. - Pozega
Dec. 1: Vinkovci - Belisce
Dec. 1: Vinkovci - Olimp Inspekt
Dec. 1: Vrijednosnice - Zupanja

North

Dec. 1: Cakovec - Petar Zrinski
Dec. 1: Ivancica - Rudar-Cimper
Dec. 1: Koprivnica - Bjelovar
Dec. 1: Podravac Virje - Radnik
Dec. 1: Mladost D.(N) - Medjimurje C.
Dec. 1: Graficar - Vindija V.

South

Dec. 1: GKK Sibenik - Trogir 96-63
Dec. 1: Jazine - Solin 91-78
Dec. 1: Metkovic - DOSK 90-82
Dec. 1: Sukosan - Kastela 80-84
Dec. 1: Omis Galeb - Cetina 78-67
Dec. 1: Policnik - Puntamika 60-66

West

Dec. 1: Pula 1981 - Ghia Staff
Dec. 1: Otocac - Crikvenica
Dec. 1: Ucka - Skrljevo
Dec. 1: Kastav - Zamet
Dec. 1: Stoja Pula - Rovinj



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 2: Apollon - Apoel 89-69
Nov. 30: AEL - Etha 72-85
Dec. 3: AEK - ENAD 68-55
Dec. 1: Keravnos - Omonia 65-52

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 7: Etha - Keravnos
Dec. 7: Apoel - AEL
Dec. 7: ENAD - Apollon
Dec. 7: Omonia - AEK


6th week the rest of the games - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos Strovolou - Papa Johns Pizza Omonoia 65-52

The sixth straight win was succeeded on Saturday night, for Keravnos Strovolou team, this time his victim was Papa John's Omonoia with 65-52.The game was a derby at the beginning when the three Americans of Omonoia were scoring from all over. That was the fourth straight loss for the team of Coach Tsaggaridis which begun the competition full of promises but all of a sudden the team collapsed after the first three weeks of the league.

Omonoias player begun the game more offensively and with an early 0-7 took the lead but after the first minutes, Keravnos with more solid game and teamwork over-scored their opponents and 4 minutes after the score became 17-10.
In the second period, Keravnos with great game from behind the arc and Bobby Maze (191-PG-86, college: Tennessee) in a great mood ended the first half with 37-24 as the deficit was cut by Allen of Omonoia who scored 6 personal points.
The third period was the best for Keravnos who increased the difference up to 16 points but then all of a sudden the Strovolos players switched off their engine and Omonoia with Allen in an extra terrestrial session succeeded an unbelievable comeback with a 0-14 to cut the deficit to the single point 44-43 to end the third amazing period with 49-45 after a three pointer by Bobby Maze.

In the 4th and final period the maturity of Keravnos and the performance of the Cyprus International guard Pilavas who took over and with personal points and solid organizing game with a number of assists and good leadership skills in the first three minutes reshaped the score to 56-45, with a fast 9-0. Somewhere there, the two teams forgot how to score the ball in the net so for nearly 5 minutes the two teams were not able to score the slightest basket 3810 before the end the score became 61-47 to finally end the game with 65-52
Periods: 19-12, 37-24, 49-45, 65-52.
Keravnos: Bobby Maze 15, Crocker 2, Pilavas 10, Demertzis 5, Damjanovic 2, Trisokkas 9, Owens 5, Von 12, Keenard 5 (1).
Omonoia: Lee 3, Diggs 8, Baker 11, Ilic 9, Allen 21.

Petrolina AEK Larnakas -Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD 68-55
After three straight losses the team of AEK Larnakas retrun to the positive results after beating the team of Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD with 68-55 with the newcomer Kohadarevic doing his debute in the Cyprus league.

AEK was much better in all the edges of the court and with great second period increased the deficit to double digits where it kept it until the end.
The leading figures for the home team was the usual suspect and top performer last season for the Larnaka's team Subotic who ended the game with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Periods: 15-12, 34-24, 52-36, 68-55
Top Scorers:
AEK: Subotic 19, Dixon 11
ENAD: Hamilton 10, Bolden 11



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 14-0 
 2. NH Ostrava 12-2 
 3. BK Prostejov 8-6 
 4. BC Kolin 8-6 
 5. BK Decin 7-5 
 6. BK Pardubice 7-6 
 7. Levice 6-8 
 8. Chomutov 6-8 
 9. USK Praha 6-8 
 10. B&W Opava 5-9 
 11. Svitavy 4-10 
 12. Usti n/Labem 3-10 
 13. J.Hradec 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Dec. 1: BK Prostejov - NH Ostrava 95-65
Dec. 1: BK Pardubice - Usti n/Labem 92-68
Dec. 1: Chomutov - J.Hradec 84-79
Dec. 1: B&W Opava - Levice 83-55
Dec. 1: BC Kolin - USK Praha 81-60
Nov. 30: Svitavy - CEZ Nymburk 55-93

Regular Season: Round 15

Dec. 8: B&W Opava - Svitavy
Dec. 8: BK Decin - BK Pardubice
Dec. 9: Usti n/Labem - BK Prostejov
Dec. 8: NH Ostrava - Chomutov
Dec. 8: J.Hradec - BC Kolin
Dec. 7: USK Praha - CEZ Nymburk


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.1 
 2. Meno, USK Praha18.5 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.2 
 4. Reese, Usti n.18.1 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin17.6 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.6 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy16.9 
 8. Bosak, Chomutov16.2 
 9. Ames, NH Ostrava15.6 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Meno, USK Praha10.1 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.6 
 3. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava7.1 
 6. Bohacik, BK Pardu.7.1 
 7. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
 8. Field, BC Kolin6.8 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.6.7 
 10. Deloach, Svitavy6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava6.6 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.4 
 4. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.4 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 6. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.9 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.5 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.3.4 
 10. Glover, Chomutov3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava2.9 
 2. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 3. Glover, Chomutov2.5 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.5 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 6. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.1.9 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Taylor, CEZ N.1.8 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.7 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.5 
 4. Meno, USK Praha1.1 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.9 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.0.8 
 10. Kramny, J.Hradec0.8 



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Sioux Falls S. 3-0 
 2. Erie Bay H. 2-1 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 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. Bakersfield J. 3-1 
 3. Texas L. 3-2 
 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. 102-95

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 4: Bakersfield J. - Los Angeles D.
Dec. 5: Tulsa 66ers - Sioux Falls S.
Dec. 6: Erie Bay H. - Maine RC
Dec. 6: Rio Grande VV - Tulsa 66ers


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. Johnson-Odom, Los21.7 
 5. Joseph, Maine RC21.7 
 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: 13.5
 1. Butch, Bakersfi.13.5 
 2. Mays, Springfield13.0 
 3. Jones, Canton C.13.0 
 4. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.11.2 
 5. Orton, Tulsa 66ers11.0 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.11.0 
 7. Miller-Scott, Iowa10.7 
 8. Leslie, Santa C.10.3 
 9. Adrien, Rio G.10.3 
 10. Wright, Maine RC10.0 
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. Johnson-Odom, Los6.0 
 7. Russell, Ft.Wayne.6.0 
 8. Machado, Rio G.5.8 
 9. McNeal, Bakersfi.5.0 
 10. Gutierrez, Canton4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Los A.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Greene, Los A.3.0 
 2. Scott, Springfield2.7 
 3. Moon, Los A.2.7 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.5 
 5. Johnson, Rio G.2.5 
 6. Murry, Rio G.2.5 
 7. Holiday, Idaho S.2.3 
 8. Downs, Maine RC2.3 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.2.3 
 10. Tyndale, Sioux F.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. Sullivan, Austin T.2.3 
 7. Foster, Sioux F.2.3 
 8. Saunders, Rio G.2.3 
 9. Daniels, Santa C.2.3 
 10. Flowers, Los A.2.0 


Maine Red Claws add Summers to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws added to their roster 24-year old forward DaJuan Summers (203-109kg-88, college: Georgetown). He already started the season at Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA. The most of last season Summers spent at the Hornets. In 19 NBA games last year he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.2rpg. He also played at Montepaschi Siena in Italian SerieA earlier that season. In four games he averaged 4.0ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Summers played at the Pistons. In 20 NBA games he averaged 3.7ppg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (35th overall). Summers attended Georgetown University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball. His team won Italian Supercup.
Summers was voted Big East All-Rookie Team back in 2007 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Results and Stats from Regular Season Round 6 - by Eurobasket News

Bakersfield J. - Santa Cruz W. 102-95
The Bakersfield Jam improved to 3-1 on the season with a 102-95 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors. John Jenkins (6'4''-G-91, college: Vanderbilt) and Mike Scott (6'8''-F-88, college: Virginia) were assigned to Bakersfield on Saturday which gave them about a day to get acclimated with the team before Monday's game. Both players spent the first half feeling their way through it. Neither was overly impressive defensively but both did have their moments. Jenkins caught fire in the second half and finished with a game-high 22 points on 8-13 shooting. He is 1-2 from beyond-the-arc and hit all five of his free throw attempts. Jenkins also finished with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 29 minutes of playing time. Scott struggled to find a rhythm at either end of the floor but came up with a pair of key steals in the fourth quarter. He finished with seven points on 3-8 shooting. Scott pulled in two rebounds and had two steals to go along with three turnovers. Two of his three field goals came on dunks. Kendall Marshall (6'4''-PG-91, college: N.Carolina) gave the Jam a trio of NBA players on assignment and helped close out the Warriors with 21 points and eight assists. Renaldo Major added 12 points and four blocked shots while Brian Butch finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Former University of Georgia standout Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia) led Santa Cruz with 21 points and 14 boards. Bakersfield wins despite being out rebounded by a 54-38 margin. The Warriors out shot the Jam 44 percent to 41 percent but committed 30 turnovers in the game. The Jam are back in action Tuesday night when they take on the Los Angeles Defenders. Tip off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Courtesy of: peachtreehoops.com

Reno B. - Santa Cruz W. 79-95
The Santa Cruz Warriors beat the Reno Bighorns 95-79 Sunday afternoon, sweeping the Bighorns in the first two games of their seven game road trip. Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85, agency: N.E.T., college: Missouri), the 6'1" guard and reigning D-League Defensive Player of the Year, logged a game-high 25 points and 4 assists in 34 minutes played. Hannah was one of four Santa Cruz Warriors who scored in double figures. Travis Leslie was another standout, with 17 points and 9 rebounds in 31 minutes played. Mickell Gladness had a game-high 13 boards, while Jeremy Tyler, on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, led the team with a +/- rating of +23 (meaning the Santa Cruz Warriors outscored the Reno Bighorns by 23 points when he was on the floor). The Santa Cruz Warriors outrebounded the Reno Bighorns 57-46. Much like Friday night, the Santa Cruz Warriors were led by their stout defensive play. The Warriors blocked 11 shots and held the Bighorns to 29.4% shooting from the field. The Bighorns had three players in double figures - Tony Wroten (6'5''-G-93, college: Washington), on assignment from the Memphis Grizzlies, Marcus Landry and Darnell Jackson. After a tight first quarter, the Santa Cruz Warriors led for the remainder of the game. A 22-point lead in the third quarter was whittled down to as little as six with 10:02 left in the fourth, but the Santa Cruz Warriors ended the game on a 20-10 run, led by Stef Hannah with 12 points. The Santa Cruz Warriors will be back in action tomorrow against the Bakersfield Jam at 7:00 p.m. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Austin T. - Idaho S. 97-82
Aided by two members of the San Antonio Spurs, the Austin Toros jumped out to an early lead and never lost it Sunday as they rolled over the Idaho Stampede 97-82 for their second straight victory. Nando De Colo (6'5''-SG-87) was assigned to the Toros (2-2) by the Spurs on Sunday and played 38 minutes in the game. He finished with 14 points. Cory Joseph, also send to Austin by San Antonio, chipped in with 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. 'Yesterday they told me to come down here just to play, take some shots and find some wisdom,' De Colo said. 'It's OK. We have two days off, so it's just to play a little bit.' De Colo said the Spurs told him he will rejoin the team at practice Monday. Idaho (0-4) trailed by 15 in the first half but cut the margin to 50-46 at halftime. Austin then came out and dominated the third quarter to keep a comfortable margin. 'I thought Rick Jackson (6'9''-F-89, college: Syracuse) played really well tonight,' coach Taylor Stevens said. 'His impact around the rim and in the paint was big. He's really coming along, and bigs that get double-doubles in this league really stand out.' Jackson shot a perfect 9 for 9 from the field and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He was able to find space inside all game and had several dunks. 'I think we did a good job as far as pick and roll and getting to the basket,' Jackson said. 'I was able to get into the lane and get my layups, and once we started helping each other, good things happened.' The Stampede cut the lead to eight with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Toros then came out of a timeout with Joseph finding Jackson inside for a dunk, and they extended the lead from there. Idaho's Sean Evans (6'8''-F-88, college: St.John's) led all scorers with 26 points to go with nine rebounds. The Toros and Stampede will play twice more in Boise, Idaho, on Friday and Saturday. Courtesy of: statesman.com

Springfield A. - Los Angeles D. 98-89
The Springfield Armor, presented by MGM Springfield, defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders 98-89 today at the MassMutual Center. The Armor improve to 2-1 with the victory, while the D-Fenders suffered their first loss of the season and drop to 2-1. Springfield used strong efforts on the glass and on the defensive end to shake Los Angeles. The Armor held the D-Fenders to 36% shooting (32-89) after Los Angeles had connected on 48% in its previous two games combined. Springfield also established a new franchise record with 63 rebounds (23 on the offensive end) and out-rebounded the D-Fenders 63-43 on the day. Armor forward Shawn Taggart (6'10''-F-85, college: Memphis) came off the bench to lead the way with 21 points (13-16 FT) and Cliff Tucker (6'6''-G/F, college: Maryland) tallied his first double-double of the season (12 points, 11 rebounds). James Mays posted his third double-double in as many games with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Carleton Scott contributed 8 points and 10 rebounds and Chas McFarland added 10 points in the victory. D-Fenders' guard Courtney Fortson (5'11''-PG-88, college: Arkansas) led all scorers with 26 points, Orien Greene added 18 points and 6 steals, Jarrid Famous scored 14 points, Los Angeles Lakers' assignee Darius Johnson-Odom recorded11 points and 7 assists and Jamario Moon and Gary Flowers each contributed 10 points to round out the double digit scorers. The Armor return to action on Friday evening when they host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 7:00 pm at the MassMutual Center. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Maine RC - Sioux Falls S. 87-98
he words tasted like vinegar coming out of Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88, college: Dayton) 's mouth. "We just got outworked," he said. "We really, really got outworked. I don't know what else to say." That about summed up the Maine Red Claws' 98-87 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce Sunday afternoon at the Portland Expo. A back-and-forth game through three quarters fell apart for the Red Claws. They were not only outscored 29-18 in the quarter, but also out-rebounded 16-8. Hard to believe that the Red Claws actually had a 26-18 edge on the boards at halftime. "We were a little bit disappointed the way we played in the second half," Maine Coach Mike Taylor said. "There were a lot of good things going on in the first half. I think our energy level let us down." Micah Downs (6'8''-G/F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) again led Maine in scoring with 19 points. Wright combined 17 points with 12 rebounds. Shelvin Mack had 15 points and six assists. Forward Kris Joseph, fresh from his two-game stint with the Celtics, scored 14. Backup center/forward Chris Ayer added 10. Throughout the first half, there were 13 lead changes and four ties, as Maine led 54-51. In the third quarter, Maine jumped ahead 66-57 after a thunderous dunk by the 6-foot-7 Joseph over 7-foot-5 Sioux Falls center Will Foster. But the Skyforce tied the game 69-69 at the end of the quarter, and took over in the fourth. "Our guys did not maintain the tempo we needed to stay successful," Taylor said. "I don't know if our guys were tired. I don't know what the situation was. "But we didn't have the right energy level on the defensive end. And we were outworked on the boards." One problem for Maine was 7-foot center Fab Melo again getting into foul trouble. He picked up his fourth foul with 10:12 left in the third quarter. Before he could be subbed out, Melo picked up his fifth foul 18 seconds later. He sat for the next 13 minutes, eventually finishing with four points and nine rebounds. "You try to defend and you try to play hard. And they call fouls," Melo said. "You just have to play with it. Leading the Skyforce charge was 6-foot-3 guard Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88, college: Charleston), a backup last year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Goudelock led all scorers with 24. He scored eight points in the last minute of the third quarter (a drive and two three-pointers) and nine points in the fourth. Shelvin Mack's three-pointer closed Maine to 93-87 with 1:40 left. But Sioux Falls got two free throws, and then Goudelock's three-pointer clinched it with 39 seconds left. One telling statistic was foul shooting. Sioux Falls made 22 of 29, Maine 8 of 15. The Red Claws did not drive to the basket enough to draw the fouls. "We did not establish that attacking, aggressive mentality to get to the rim," Taylor said, while also hinting that the close calls did not go his team's way (20 Maine fouls, to 14 by Sioux Falls). "The whistles were tough on us today." Courtesy of: pressherald.com



D-League round 5 best performance: Chris Douglas-Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (201-G-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Texas L., receiving a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, seven rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Rio Grande VV (#6, 1-3) 102-95. Texas L. is placed at 2nd position in D-League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Texas L. will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. In the team's last game Douglas-Roberts had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Texas L.'s top player in his first season with the team. Chris Douglas-Roberts averages this season 27.8ppg and 5.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Chris Wright (185-PG-89) of Iowa E.. Wright had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Iowa E. to another comfortable win 102-88 over slightly higher-ranked Ft.Wayne MA (#6, 2-3) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Iowa E. to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 1-2 record. Wright is a newcomer at Iowa E., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Iowa E.'s star - forward Quincy Miller-Scott (206-F-92). Miller-Scott scored 17 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Iowa E., helping his team with a 102-88 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Ft.Wayne MA (#6, 2-3). The chances of Iowa E. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victory. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Miller-Scott could try to bring Iowa E.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Miller-Scott has individually a great season in D-L. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.7rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrence Jones (205-F-92) of Rio Grande VV - 18 points and 19 rebounds
5. Micheal Eric (210-F/C-88) of Canton C. - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Justin Harper (208-F-89) of Idaho S. - 16 points and 13 rebounds
7. Justin Dentmon (182-G-85) of Austin T. - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Sean Evans (203-F-88) of Idaho S. - 12 points and 15 rebounds
9. Tyler Wilkerson (202-F-88) of Austin T. - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Ben Strong (211-C-86) of Iowa E. - 8 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Thunder assign Perry Jones to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Perry Jones III (6'11''-F-91, college: Baylor) to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
This season, Jones has appeared in 10 games for the Thunder averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Maine Red Claws waived Cusworth - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws waived 28-year old center Brian Cusworth (213-113kg-84, college: Harvard). But in three D-League games he played this season he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block.
The previous (10-11) season Cusworth played at Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB. In only one game last season he recorded 3 points and 1 rebound.
He won Estonian League championship title in 2008.
Cusworth received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2009.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Leche Rio Breogan) and Estonia (TU/Rock).
Cusworth attended Harvard University until 2007 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Denver Nuggets Recall Rookie Quincy Miller from Iowa Energy - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Denver Nuggets have recalled rookie forward Quincy Miller-Scott (6'9''-F-92, college: Baylor) from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today.
Miller, 6-9, 210, joined the Energy on Nov. 13. He started two of three games and averaged 14.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 29.0 minutes while connecting on 11-29 field goals, 3-6 from three and 11-18 from the line.

Selected by the Nuggets with the 38th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller joined the Nuggets after being named the 2011-12 Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year in his only season at Baylor University. In 37 games for Baylor last season the Illinlois native averaged 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 47.5% from the field and 81.6% from the free-throw line.

He averaged 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds for Denver at the 2012 NBA Summer League but has not appeared in an NBA game thus far this season.



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African Champions Cup: Al Ahly rally past Mazembe - by Eurobasket News

Al Ahly - Mazembe 76:63

Al Ahly recorded the first win at the African Champions Cup in Equatorial Guinea. They defeated Mazembe in Group B to catch up with their opponents at 1-3 record. Ibrahim ElGamal (188-G-88) and Islam Aly Hassan (185-G-78) provided 16 points each to pace the winners.
Mazembe got to the better start. They accumulated a 36:32 halftime lead. However Al Ahly turned things around in the second half. The Egyptian team went on a 23:16 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. Al Ahly accounted for a 55:52 advantage at the final intermission. Al Ahly consolidated their lead in the fourth term. They ignited a 21:11 run to clear off for good. Tarek El Ghanam (211-C-78) notched 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Aubin Kasongo (86) answered with 12 points for Mazembe. Ngongo Asani (G-81) and Busangu Johnny netted 11 points each in defeat.

Al Ahly: Ibrahim ElGamal 16, Islam Aly Hasan 16, Tarek El Ghanam 12
Mazembe: Aubin Kasongo 12, Ngongo Asani 11, Busangu Johnny 11



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  EGYPT   


African Champions Cup: Al Ahly rally past Mazembe - by Eurobasket News

Al Ahly - Mazembe 76:63

Al Ahly recorded the first win at the African Champions Cup in Equatorial Guinea. They defeated Mazembe in Group B to catch up with their opponents at 1-3 record. Ibrahim ElGamal (188-G-88) and Islam Aly Hassan (185-G-78) provided 16 points each to pace the winners.
Mazembe got to the better start. They accumulated a 36:32 halftime lead. However Al Ahly turned things around in the second half. The Egyptian team went on a 23:16 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. Al Ahly accounted for a 55:52 advantage at the final intermission. Al Ahly consolidated their lead in the fourth term. They ignited a 21:11 run to clear off for good. Tarek El Ghanam (211-C-78) notched 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Aubin Kasongo (86) answered with 12 points for Mazembe. Ngongo Asani (G-81) and Busangu Johnny netted 11 points each in defeat.

Al Ahly: Ibrahim ElGamal 16, Islam Aly Hasan 16, Tarek El Ghanam 12
Mazembe: Aubin Kasongo 12, Ngongo Asani 11, Busangu Johnny 11



African Champions Cup: Al Ittihad prevail against ABC - by Eurobasket News

Al Ittihad - ABC 91:83 (OT)

Al Ittihad recorded the third victory at the African Champions Cup in Malabo. They knocked down ABC from Cote d'Ivoire for 3-1 record in Group A. Abidjan slipped at 2-2 record. Torrington Cox (201-F-85, college: King) nailed 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace the Egyptian powerhouse.
Al Ittihad fired 26 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They accumulated a 4-point lead at the first break. Al Ittihad stretched the lead in the second quarter. They posted a 46:35 halftime advantage. Al Ittihad maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by 13 points 64:51. However ABC refused to give up. The Cote dIvoire team went on a 27:14 rally to send the game into overtime. Al Ittihad picked up the tempo in the extra period scoring 13 points and clinching a tough win at the end. Moamen AbdouElLanin (199-F-86) posted 16 points, while Kevin Burleson (189-PG-79, college: Minnesota) added 15 points for the winners. Stephane Konate (187-G-80) answered with 25 points and 10 rebounds for ABC. Bohui Pierre Gbotto (180-G-82) had 14 points in defeat.

Al Ittihad: Torrington Cox 17, Moamen AbdouElLanin 16, Kevin Burleson 15
ABC: Stephane Konate 25+10 boards, Bohui Pierre Gbotto 14



Al Ahly adds Kelly to their roster, ex Al Wakrah - by Eurobasket

Al Ahly Cairo (Superleague) added to their roster 34-year old American guard Darren Kelly (195-78, college: Texas). He played last season at Al Wakrah in Qatari D1 league. In 12 games last year he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg. Kelly also played at Al Wakrah in D1 the previous (10-11) year. Part of last season he spent at Al Ittihad, where in 7 games of Asian Club Championships he scored 17.1ppg and added 3.0rpg and 4.3apg. The other team Kelly played shortly was Al Ahli in Saudi Arabian Premier League.
In 2001 he was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in first round (8th overall).
Kelly attended University of Texas and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His team won Dubai International Tournament in 2011.
Kelly was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Arab Club Championships 1st Team in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Kelly has played also professionally in Cyprus, Greece, Italy (Pavia and Aget Service Imola), Latvia, Lebanon (Al Moutahed), Poland (Slask Wroclaw) and Egypt (Somouha).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EQUATORIAL GUINEA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Afribasket 0-0 
 2. Arsenal 0-0 
 3. Belsan 0-0 
 4. Dreams de Waiso 0-0 
 5. M-Panthers 0-0 
 6. Magic Dreams 0-0 
 7. Malabo King 0-0 
 8. Panthers 0-0 
 9. Safari de Waiso 0-0 


Mongomo Basket Club inks Christopher McGrew, ex Bradford D. - by Eurobasket

Mongomo Basket Club (D1) agreed terms with American center Christopher McGrew (206-104kg, college: Salisbury State). He played last season at Bradford Dragons in British EBL D1, where in 20 games he scored 13.4ppg and added 5.9rpg, 1.3apg, and 1.1spg. He was named to All-Capital Athletic Conference 1st Team in 2011.
McGrew graduated from Salisbury State in 2011 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Mongomo Basket Club tabs Miguel Montanana, ex Lobe Huesca - by Eurobasket

Mongomo Basket Club (D1) inked 32-year old Spanish power forward Miguel Montanana (206-80). He played most recently at Lobe Huesca in Spanish LEB Gold. In 31 games last season he averaged 10.8ppg and 5.5rpg.
He won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2010.
Montanana was a member of Spanish U20 National Team back in 2000.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Ourense, Basquet Mallorca, Melilla Baloncesto, Menorca Basquet and Rosalia).

By Eurobasket Data Center



African Champions Cup: Libolo knock down Mongomo - by Eurobasket

Libolo - MBC 71:59

Libolo maintained their perfect record at the African Champions Cup in Equatorial Guinea. The Angolan team stunned local Mongomo to improve at 4-0 record on top of Group A. Olimpio Cipriano (194-F-82) provided 19 points to lead the winners. MBC fell at 1-3 record after the loss.
Mongomo jumped to an early lead. The hosts ensured a 16:14 lead ten minutes into the game. But Libolo erased the deficit in the second quarter. The Angolan powerhouse surged ahead for a 36:31 halftime lead. Libolo maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They entered the fourth stanza up by 6 points 51:45. Libolo kept MBC at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed another victory at the end. Edson Ndoniema (191-G-91) had 14 points, while Domingos Bonifacio (189-G-84) added 10 points for the winners. Miguel Montanana (206-F/C-80) answered with 19 points and 14 boards for MBC. Christopher McGrew (206-C, college: Salisbury St.) delivered 13 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Libolo: Olimpio Cipriano 19, Edson Ndoniema 14, Domingos Bonifacio 10
MBC: Miguel Montanana 19, Christopher McGrew 13+12 boards



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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.22.2 
 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.14.9 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.4 
 4. Salminen, TuNM.11.9 
 5. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe11.5 
 7. Stephens, Huima11.1 
 8. Young, Porvoon10.9 
 9. Coleman, ToPo10.7 
 10. Pederson, SayRi10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris4.8 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.7 
 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. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.4 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.3 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.2.3 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.3 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Pederson, SayRi2.0 
 8. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
 9. Andersen, Espoo 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.2.2 
 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 



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Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Chalon 7-2 
 2. Le Mans 7-2 
 3. Gravelines 6-3 
 4. Paris-Levallois 5-4 
 5. Cholet 5-4 
 6. Strasbourg 5-4 
 7. ASVEL 5-4 
 8. Le Havre 4-5 
 9. Dijon 4-5 
 10. Poitiers 4-5 
 11. Nanterre 4-5 
 12. Limoges 4-5 
 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. 3: Poitiers - ASVEL 78-72
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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 8: Chalon - Roanne
Dec. 8: ASVEL - Dijon
Dec. 8: Cholet - Strasbourg
Dec. 8: Le Havre - Poitiers
Dec. 8: Le Mans - Boulazac
Dec. 8: Paris-Levallois - Gravelines
Dec. 8: Orleans - Nanterre
Dec. 8: Nancy - Limoges


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.6 
 2. Diot, Paris-Levall.17.4 
 3. Nivins, Poitiers17.3 
 4. Buycks, Gravelines16.4 
 5. Goree, Cholet16.2 
 6. King, Le Havre16.1 
 7. Williams, Paris-.15.8 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.8 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac15.3 
 10. Jackson, AS.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Monroe, Boulazac8.6 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.7.9 
 4. Collins, Roanne7.8 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.7.7 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 7. Williams, Chalon7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers6.9 
 9. King, Nancy6.9 
 10. Vaty, Gravelines6.9 
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. Dobbins, Poitiers4.1 
 10. Diabate, Nancy4.1 
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. Diabate, Nancy1.8 
 8. Boungou Colo, Limo.1.8 
 9. Pellin, Orleans1.8 
 10. Eldridge, Boulazac1.8 
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. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 5. Sy, AS.1.2 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.2 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.1 
 8. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 9. Issa, Le Mans1.0 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.0 


ProA Round 9: Chalon/Saor keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor defeated 5th ranked Paris-Levallois at home 91-79. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Montenegrin guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Beo Basket) who scored 30 points and 5 assists. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Le Mans. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Paris-Levallois will play next round against strong Gravelines-Dunkerque trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne at home.
Bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 managed to get a third victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Boulazac Basket 85-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Entente Orleans 45 is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It was a good game for the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) who led his team to a victory with 16 points. Brian Greene contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for Boulazac Basket. Entente Orleans 45 (3-6) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket lost third consecutive game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in Nanterre was also quite interesting. Second ranked Le Mans (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked JSF Nanterre (4-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74 on Saturday. Cam Long stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners. The best for the losing side was Christophe Massie with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Loser JSF Nanterre keeps the eighth place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JSF Nanterre will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15) and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-4) lost to twelfth ranked Poitiers (4-5) in a road game 72-78. Anthony Smith nailed 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#8) on the road. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#9).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (4-5) was outscored by tenth ranked STB Le Havre (4-5) 88-60 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Limoges CSP Elite. The best player for the winners was Vlad Moldoveanu who scored 16 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. STB Le Havre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. STB Le Havre will face Poitiers (#10) at home in the next round.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Roanne was defeated by Dijon in JDA Dijon 71-61. Gravelines smashed Cholet at home 88-67. Nancy lost to Strasbourg on the opponent's court 66-72.
The best stats of 9th round was 27 points and 9 rebounds by Gerald Fitch of Strasbourg.


Poitiers - ASVEL 78-72

We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-4) lost to twelfth ranked Poitiers (4-5) in a road game 72-78. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-11. But ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Poitiers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. American guard Anthony Smith (196-86, college: Liberty, agency: Pro One Sports) nailed 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) came up with 10 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) added 19 points respectively for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#8) on the road. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#9).
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Smith 26+5reb+1ast, A.Dobbins 16+4reb+5ast, A.Nivins 14+7reb+2ast, L.Kante 12+4reb+2ast, J.Gray 5+1reb+1ast, P.Guillard 3+3reb+2ast
ASVEL: M.Thompson 19+1ast, E.Jackson 10+4reb, A.Sy 10+8reb+3ast, T.Abromaitis 10+5reb, G.Joseph 8+2reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 6+5reb
gschID: 178910


Chalon - Paris-Levallois 91-79

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor defeated 5th ranked Paris-Levallois at home 91-79. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Montenegrin guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Beo Basket) who scored 30 points and 5 assists. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Five Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) added 28 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Le Mans. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Paris-Levallois will play next round against strong Gravelines-Dunkerque trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne at home.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Rush 30+2reb+5ast, I.Evtimov 13+7reb, K.Houston 10+3reb+6ast, B.Schilb 10+5reb+11ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 10+6reb, S.Williams 7+4reb
Paris-Levallois: J.Williams 28+4reb+1ast, S.May 21+10reb+4ast, A.Diot 13+2reb+6ast, A.Albicy 5+1reb+3ast, J.Cox 5+2reb, M.N'Doye 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178913


Limoges - Le Havre 60-88

The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (4-5) was outscored by tenth ranked STB Le Havre (4-5) 88-60 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Limoges CSP Elite. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu (209-88, college: American) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Five STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) added 15 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. STB Le Havre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. STB Le Havre will face Poitiers (#10) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: V.Moldoveanu 16+7reb+1ast, B.Smith 15+6reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 15+4reb, D.Thompson 13+3reb+6ast, B.King 10+6reb+7ast, B.Fofana 7+4reb
Limoges: K.McAlarney 15+2ast, J.Brockman 12+10reb+1ast, N.Boungou Colo 8+5reb+1ast, J.Gomis 5+2reb+4ast, F.Zerbo 4+2reb, S.Traore 4
gschID: 178915


Nanterre - Le Mans 74-80

The game in Nanterre was also quite interesting. Second ranked Le Mans (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked JSF Nanterre (4-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74 on Saturday. Le Mans made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while JSF Nanterre only scored ten points from the stripe. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Loser JSF Nanterre keeps the eighth place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JSF Nanterre will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: C.Long 20+2reb+1ast, J.Paulo Batista 14+6reb, C.Kahudi 10+2reb, K.El-Amin 9+1ast, P.Sy 9+5reb+1ast, C.Victor 6+1reb+2ast
Nanterre: C.Oliver 15+2reb, C.Warren 15+2reb, C.Massie 12+10reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 11+2reb+1ast, X.Corosine 6+2reb, T.Meacham 6+1ast
gschID: 178914


Dijon - Roanne 71-61

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked JDA Dijon and 15th ranked Chorale de Roanne had identical 3-5 record. This time JDA Dijon used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Roanne 71-61 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) who scored 22 points. American forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American Matt Howard (203-89, college: Butler) who recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JDA Dijon (4-5) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. JDA Dijon will face higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chorale de Roanne will play against the league's leader Chalon/Saor (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Dijon: J.Leloup 22+2reb+1ast, Z.Moss 13+9reb+2ast, A.Harris 11+5reb+1ast, D.Melody 10+3reb+3ast, F.Prenom 6+4reb+1ast, T.Campbell 5+3reb+2ast
Roanne: M.Howard 13+8reb+1ast, P.Amagou 11+2reb+3ast, R.Reid 11+1reb, W.Gradit 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 9+1reb+2ast, V.Samnick 4+5reb
gschID: 178912


Boulazac - Orleans 67-85

Bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 managed to get a third victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Boulazac Basket 85-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Entente Orleans 45 is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Boulazac Basket was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Entente Orleans 45 made 29-of-36 charity shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Boulazac Basket only scored six points from the stripe. Strangely Boulazac Basket outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 31-15 including 20 on the defensive glass. Boulazac Basket was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) who led his team to a victory with 16 points. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. American Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Entente Orleans 45 (3-6) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket lost third consecutive game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Orleans: M.Pellin 16+1reb+2ast, B.Greene 13+6reb, C.Green 12+3reb+1ast, J.Young 11+2reb+2ast, C.Hill 10+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 10+1reb
Boulazac: Q.Ross 13+1reb, J.Hawkins 13+11reb+1ast, D.Monroe 12+6reb+4ast, O.Eldridge 9+4reb+1ast, D.Harris 7+1reb+2ast, A.Kerckhof 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178911


Gravelines - Cholet 88-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque and 5th ranked Cholet had identical 5-3 record. This time Gravelines-Dunkerque used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Cholet 88-67 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Gravelines-Dunkerque. Cholet was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cholet 41-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. American guard Juby Johnson (196-81, college: Miami, OH) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) who recorded 18 points and swingman Rudy Jomby (197-88) added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Gravelines-Dunkerque (6-3) moved-up to third place. Loser Cholet dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Paris-Levallois (#4) on the road in the next round. Cholet will play against Strasbourg IG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 17+4reb, J.Johnson 17+7reb, Y.Bokolo 13+1reb+2ast, L.Vaty 12+15reb+2ast, O.Camara 10+2reb, D.Noel 9+3reb+3ast
Cholet: M.Goree 18+4reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 10+2ast, R.Jomby 8+5reb+4ast, R.Gobert 8+6reb, T.Bryant 8+3reb+1ast, T.Everett 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178909


Strasbourg - Nancy 72-66

Very expected game when 11th ranked Sluc Nancy (3-6) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Strasbourg IG (5-4) 72-66 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 26-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strasbourg IG outrebounded Sluc Nancy 46-31 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 27 points and 9 rebounds. The former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) who recorded 17 points and naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points respectively. Strasbourg IG moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sluc Nancy dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Strasbourg IG will face Cholet (#5) on the road in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: G.Fitch 27+9reb+1ast, A.Ajinca 17+9reb+1ast, J.Greer 7+7reb+1ast, J.Shurna 7+2reb, R.Greer 6+8reb+3ast, L.Campbell 4+5reb+2ast
Nancy: M.Sommerville 17+2reb+1ast, S.Diabate 14+4reb+1ast, H.Toure 10+7reb+1ast, T.Martin 9+6reb+1ast, B.Merriex 5+5reb+1ast, N.Pope 5+4reb
gschID: 178908



Marcus Sloan is a newcomer at Maurienne, ex SAV Vacallo - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American forward Marcus Sloan (205-103kg-82, college: TCU). He played most recently at SAV Vacallo in Swiss LNA league. In 28 games last season he recorded 10.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg. Sloan also played at SAV Vacallo in LNA that season. In 28 games last year he averaged 10.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg.
In 2008 (three years after he left the college) Sloan was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in fourth round (55th overall).
The former Texas Christian University standout is in his eighth season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the LNA Semifinals for three years in a row (between 2009 and 2011).
Sloan received also Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Defensive Team award in 2008,2009,2010 and 2011.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Licher Baeren), Switzerland (Fribourg, Geneve Lions and Starwings) and TPBL (Houston Blaze).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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: 19.8
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau19.8 
 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. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.6 
 10. Khartchenkov, Lei.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.7.9 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.8 
 7. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau7.6 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena7.6 
 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. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.8 
 5. Jeka, Jena4.9 
 6. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Bynum, Chemnitz4.6 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 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. Brazelton, NBC1.4 
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. Maier, Kirchheim0.8 


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


ProA Round 12: Three teams share the top - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked BG Goettingen as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BG Goettingen defeated 8th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 at home 76-69. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. BG Goettingen forced 20 BV Chemnitz 99 turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by BV Chemnitz 99 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) who scored 22 points. Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) who recorded 11 points and 9 rebounds. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Duesseldorf and Karlsruhe. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Finke Baskets and Ehingen. BV Chemnitz 99 will play next round against strong BG Karlsruhe trying to get back on the winning streak. BG Goettingen will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Finke Baskets in Paderborn.
Top ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (9-3) recorded its third loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (7-5) 94-89. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Duesseldorf Baskets. Cuxhaven BasCats moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Jena. Duesseldorf Baskets at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They share it with Goettingen and Karlsruhe. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#7) at home in the next round. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against Kirchheim Knights (#14) and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Allmendingen between Ehingen/Urspringschule and Kirchheim Knights. Ninth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (6-6) got a very close home victory over 12th ranked Kirchheim Knights (4-8). Ehingen/Urspringschule managed to escape with a 2-point win 68-66 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Virgil Matthews who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Chris Alexander with 20 points. Kirchheim Knights' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Finke Baskets and Chemnitz. Loser Kirchheim Knights keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. They share it with ETB Wohnbau and Crailsheim. Ehingen/Urspringschule will meet higher ranked Science City Jena (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kirchheim Knights will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Heidelberg, where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (6-5) lost at home to tenth ranked Finke Baskets (6-6) 81-86. The winners were led by Guy Aud who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. Finke Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chemnitz and Ehingen. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Finke Baskets' next round opponent will be league's leader BG Goettingen at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Crailsheim. Local Crailsheim Merlins (4-8) beat 12th ranked ETB Wohnbau (4-8) 82-67 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Jonathan Moore who scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic tested eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Kirchheim. ETB Wohnbau lost fourth consecutive game. Crailsheim Merlins will face higher ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
NBC was defeated by Karlsruhe in a road game 95-86. Bottom-ranked Leipzig was beaten by Jena at home 90-97. Gotha lost to Vechta on the opponent's court 72-86.
The best stats of 12th round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by Harry Marshall of Leipzig.


Duesseldorf - Cuxhaven 89-94

Top ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (9-3) recorded its third loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (7-5) 94-89. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Duesseldorf Baskets. Cuxhaven BasCats moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Jena. Duesseldorf Baskets at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They share it with Goettingen and Karlsruhe. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#7) at home in the next round. Duesseldorf Baskets will play against Kirchheim Knights (#14) and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 184438


Crailsheim - ETB Wohnbau 82-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Crailsheim. Local Crailsheim Merlins (4-8) beat 12th ranked ETB Wohnbau (4-8) 82-67 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Crailsheim Merlins made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) who scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) who recorded 15 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import Joey Henley (196-85, college: Sacred Heart) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic tested eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Kirchheim. ETB Wohnbau lost fourth consecutive game. Crailsheim Merlins will face higher ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: J.Moore 23+7reb+1ast, S.Johnson 13+8reb+1ast, D.Coleman 12+1reb+6ast, J.Crow 12+4reb, M.Rose 9+3reb+2ast, P.Friedel 7+1reb+3ast
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 15+9reb, J.Henley 12+7reb, F.Franke 11+3reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 8+1reb+2ast, R.Christen 6+2reb, T.Harbut 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184433


Karlsruhe - NBC 95-86

There was no surprise when 11th ranked NBC (5-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked BG Karlsruhe (9-3) 95-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 33-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. NBC was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import guard Jaivon Harris (197-82, college: Ohio) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Cornelius Adler (195-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston) added 21 points respectively. Five BG Karlsruhe and four NBC players scored in double figures. BG Karlsruhe have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Duesseldorf and Goettingen. NBC lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with seven games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face BV Chemnitz 99 (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. NBC will play against Oettinger Rockets Gotha.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: J.Harris 17+2reb+6ast, R.Roessler 16+5reb+2ast, M.Stockton 15+4reb+4ast, J.Black 15+10reb, N.Menck 13+7reb+3ast, E.Vierneisel 10+1reb+3ast
NBC: C.Adler 21+10reb, Z.Nixon 21+2reb+3ast, C.Abercrombie 12+3reb+1ast, J.Reile 10+4reb+1ast, W.Chavis 8+4ast, S.Schroeder 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 184435


Ehingen - Kirchheim 68-66

A very close game took place in Allmendingen between Ehingen/Urspringschule and Kirchheim Knights. Ninth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (6-6) got a very close home victory over 12th ranked Kirchheim Knights (4-8). Ehingen/Urspringschule managed to escape with a 2-point win 68-66 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule forced 19 Kirchheim Knights turnovers. Strangely Kirchheim Knights outrebounded Ehingen/Urspringschule 41-24 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) who added 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Ehingen/Urspringschule players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) with 20 points and power forward Jonathan Maier (210-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 7 points and 12 rebounds. Kirchheim Knights' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Finke Baskets and Chemnitz. Loser Kirchheim Knights keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. They share it with ETB Wohnbau and Crailsheim. Ehingen/Urspringschule will meet higher ranked Science City Jena (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kirchheim Knights will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: V.Matthews 12+8reb+5ast, M.Mueller 11+2ast, T.Unterluggauer 11+2reb, A.Calvin 11+6reb+3ast, S.Marlon Theis 7+1reb+1ast, K.Ogbe 6+2reb+2ast
Kirchheim: C.Alexander 20+4reb+1ast, C.Brooks 12+5reb+1ast, C.Land 8+5reb+1ast, J.Maier 7+12reb+3ast, T.Burnette 6, D.Schneider 5+5reb
gschID: 184439


Heidelberg - Finke Baskets 81-86

We should mention about the upset which took place in Heidelberg, where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (6-5) lost at home to tenth ranked Finke Baskets (6-6) 81-86. It looked good early as MLP Academics Heidelberg took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Finke Baskets had a 23-16 second period charge getting the lead and MLP Academics Heidelberg was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-86. Finke Baskets players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The winners were led by naturalized Israeli guard Guy Aud (188-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists and forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) supported him with 20 points. Aud is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks by American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) did not help to save the game for MLP Academics Heidelberg. Canadian guard Tristan Blackwood (183-85) added 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five MLP Academics Heidelberg players scored in double figures. Finke Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chemnitz and Ehingen. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Finke Baskets' next round opponent will be league's leader BG Goettingen at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Finke Baskets: M.Fleischmann 20+4reb, G.Aud 15+6reb+12ast, M.Jost 12+9reb+1ast, V.Kittmann 11+1reb+1ast, R.Aquino 9+4reb+1ast, J.Jamerson 9+4reb+3ast
Heidelberg: D.White 17+13reb, C.Sargent 16+3reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 15+5reb, J.Heindel 12+5reb+1ast, K.Kuhn 11+6reb, T.Rohde 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 184437


Leipzig - Jena 90-97

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Science City Jena (7-5) defeated on the road bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (3-9) 97-90 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But USC Leipzig won third quarter 28-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Science City Jena made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Science City Jena had a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Tim Schwartz (199-87) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Kevin Wysocki (198-87) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Harry Marshall (183-88, college: Indiana St., agency: Limelight Hoops) who recorded 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) added 20 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Science City Jena have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cuxhaven. Newly promoted USC Leipzig stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Science City Jena will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#9) in Allmendingen in the next round. USC Leipzig will play on the road against ETB Wohnbau (#13) in Essen.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Wysocki 19+3reb, T.Schwartz 17+10reb, K.Barker 16+2reb+2ast, S.Watts 14+3reb, L.Jeka 10+2reb+6ast, G.Sim 8+5reb+5ast
Leipzig: H.Marshall 22+7reb+6ast, W.Simon 22+2reb+1ast, C.Gadley 20+14reb, K.Kranz 11+1reb, A.Macevicius 6+1reb, K.Schaffartzik 5+2ast
gschID: 184440


Goettingen - Chemnitz 76-69

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked BG Goettingen as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BG Goettingen defeated 8th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 at home 76-69. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. BG Goettingen forced 20 BV Chemnitz 99 turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by BV Chemnitz 99 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) who scored 22 points. Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) who recorded 11 points and 9 rebounds and Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) added 21 points respectively. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Duesseldorf and Karlsruhe. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Finke Baskets and Ehingen. BV Chemnitz 99 will play next round against strong BG Karlsruhe trying to get back on the winning streak. BG Goettingen will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Finke Baskets in Paderborn.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: A.Vargas 22+4reb+2ast, P.Guede 17+4reb+2ast, S.Phillips 14+4reb+2ast, N.Livas 9+12reb+2ast, M.Wenzl 5+2reb, B.Davis 5+2reb+3ast
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 21+1reb+1ast, J.Schmidt 15+5reb, D.Lawson 11+9reb+3ast, R.Cardenas 8+3reb+1ast, A.Jones 6+5reb, J.Bynum 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184436


Vechta - Gotha 86-72

Very expected game when 15th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (3-9) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked SC Rasta Vechta (7-4) 86-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SC Rasta Vechta dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Oettinger Rockets Gotha's 34. They outrebounded Oettinger Rockets Gotha 40-28 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. SC Rasta Vechta looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Oettinger Rockets Gotha was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 assists. Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Leo Niebuhr (208-86) who recorded 8 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) added 14 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SC Rasta Vechta moved-up to fourth place. Oettinger Rockets Gotha at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifteenth position with nine games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face Crailsheim Merlins (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against NBC in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Vechta: J.Doerksen 19+6reb, C.Hassan 13+5reb+2ast, R.Williams 13+4reb+14ast, A.Rudowitz 11+4reb+2ast, R.Ferguson 10+7reb, D.Madrich 7+8reb+4ast
Gotha: J.Lipke 16+1ast, C.Griffin 14+2reb+2ast, T.Lathan 12+5reb, T.Baker 9+3reb+1ast, L.Niebuhr 8+9reb+2ast, A.Smith 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 184434



Jelani Floyd: "Lots of guys at 6'8 can't do these things" - by Moritz Korff

Jelani Floyd (203-G/F-88, college: Florida Atlantic) recently left 2. Bundesliga Pro A powerhouse Duesseldorf Baskets and transferred to Avanti Mondorf of Luxembourg. Since his arrival the 24-year-old has put up big numbers for the second division team, while in Duesseldorf his playing time had been very limited. Eurobasket.com had the chance to talk to him about this move and his journey as a professional basketball player.

Eurobasket.com: How has the transition from the German Pro A to the second division in Luxembourg been for you? And how did you do in the first games?
Jelani Floyd:
The transition from the German Pro A to the second division in Luxembourg has been a very easy and smooth one. I basically took the things I've learned in Pro A and applied it here. Here we don't practice as much as a team so it's important I lift weights and get extra gym time on my own whenever possible. The second division in Luxembourg is not the best basketball in all honesty and I am not gonna lie and overhype it, but it has given me a chance to work on my game and learn to carry a scoring load. I am thankful for Luxembourg and my team especially because they have given me the chance to carry the load and lead this team. Through the first games I've done very well as I am averaging 27.3 points and 17 rebounds, 5 assists, and shooting the basketball very well from 3 and the free throw line. If you can play, you can play and anyone can see talent. I can pass, dribble, defend and shoot the basketball, lots of guys at 6'8 can't do these things. I just needed an opportunity to play and start somewhere. Playing here at this level your game is fully exposed because if you aren't an all around player then you can't play in Luxembourg.

Looking back at your time Duesseldorf: Why did you receive that little playing time there?
I did not play much in Duesseldorf because I was a rookie and still had a lot to learn. Being so unproven throughout college with hardly any stats, even if I practiced well, practice was different from the game and the team has some of the best american veterans in the league. Coach Murat Didin did reward me with a couple starts because I practiced well and I did everything he asked of me. But it must be noted, I was not there too long because when the opportunity to play in Luxembourg came about and more of a load for me and a chance to get some stats I jumped on it. But I know I can play at any level. It's more about having a great agent and having a team where you fit and where you are allowed to display your full talents. With Duesseldorf I was just asked to be a versatile defender, and crash the offensive rebounds very hard, and my role was to be ready when the veterans needed a breather and I was fine with that. Not to many guys get the chance to learn from Patrick Flomo, Gary Johnson and Kendall Chones on a daily basis.

Will the Duesseldorf Baskets have a chance to win the Pro A title this season?
Just focusing on basketball the team will win the Pro A. The team from 1-11 is very balanced and great guys who buy in to winning a sacrifice their personal stats for the betterment of the team.

Generally speaking, how has your time in Europe been for you so far, on and off the court?
My time in Europe has been great, it's been such a blessing to be able to continue to play basketball and travel the world. On the court I am getting better as a basketball player and off the court I am becoming a better person. I'd like to continue to grow as player and hopefully climb the ladder as a basketball player.

From your expericence: What's the hardest part in finding a place to play in Europe?
The hardest things about finding a place to play in Europe is actually having the teams give you an honest chance or at least a tryout. If you don't have an agent or great college stats it is very tough. Knowing team needs and openings is very critical. It really gets back to having a good agent who teams trust, because most of the time when teams are looking for players they have a list of agents they contact first.

How come that you stand 6'8'' tall, but can play on both guards spots as well?
Growing up I was always short and played the point guard on my teams until late high school and early college and then I continued to grow. As a result of my late growth spurt I can play and defend numerous positions on the court. I am currently working on adding more upper body strength so I can bang more and play in the post and be even more versatile, because with my handle and quickness I can beat most guys off the dribble. If there is nobody that can guard me on the basketball court in a few seasons then I will be very happy with my development. I am looking forward to getting better and really becoming a great catch and shoot player as well. It is my goal to climb every year.



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 8-0 
 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 2-6 
 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 100-65

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 8: Aris - Ikaros
Dec. 8: Kolossos - KAOD
Dec. 8: KAOD - Peristeri GS
Dec. 8: Panathinaikos - Panionios
Dec. 8: AGOR - Olympiacos
Dec. 8: Ilysiakos - PAOK
Dec. 8: Panelefsiniakos - Apollon Patras


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., Aris7.0 
 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
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.1 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.5 
 4. Grundy, Kavala4.3 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK3.8 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos3.8 
 7. Tsochlas, AGOR3.6 
 8. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.4 
 9. Petroulas, Periste.3.4 
 10. Sloukas, Olympiac.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 2. Grundy, Kavala2.2 
 3. Palmer, KAOD2.1 
 4. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 5. Papanikolaou, Olym.2.0 
 6. Klaiber, Apollon1.9 
 7. Grant, Apollon1.9 
 8. Knowles, KAOD1.8 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.6 
 10. Batis, Panionios1.5 
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. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Wyatt, Ikaros0.9 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos0.8 


A1 Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

AGOR (#5) forced the game against PAOK (#4) into an overtime, but lost by six points 85-91 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of AGOR. Donnie McGrath orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 assists. AGOR's coach Stergios Koufos rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. PAOK (6-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Panathinaikos. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. PAOK will face Ilysiakos (#13) in Athens in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AGOR will play at home against the league's leader Olympiacos (#1) in Athens.

In the last two games of round 8 Aris lost to undefeated Olympiacos on the road 65-100. Panionios won against Panelefsiniakos on its own court 81-73. Kolossos was outscored by Ikaros in Kalitheas 86-66. Peristeri GS was rolled over Panathinaikos at home 41-76. Bottom-ranked Kavala defeated KAOD on the opponent's court 73-72. Apollon Patras smashed Ilysiakos in a home game 94-72.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 15 points and 10 rebounds by Evaggelis Margaritis of PAOK.


Olympiacos - Aris 100-65

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Olympiacos (8-0) crushed 11th ranked Aris (2-6) in Athens 100-65 on Monday. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Aris' 34 and made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Olympiacos looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Aris was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Josh Powell (206-83, college: N.Carolina St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. International forward Kostas Papanikolaou (206-90) contributed with 16 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. The former international forward Michalis Pelekanos (198-81, agency: FCM) replied with 16 points and Bosnian guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87) added 12 points in the effort for Aris. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. Aris lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with six games lost. Olympiacos will face AGOR (#5) in Rethymno in the next round. Aris will play at home against Ikaros (#6) in Kalitheas.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: K.Papanikolaou 16+2reb+2ast, M.Gecevicius 14+3reb+2ast, J.Powell 14+6reb, G.Printezis 12+5reb+1ast, D.Mavroeidis 11+4reb, P.Antic 10+4reb+2ast
Aris: M.Pelekanos 16+4reb+1ast, M.Pasalic 12+2reb+1ast, Z.Sarikopoulos 10+2reb+2ast, D.Verginis 9+2reb+3ast, E.Bochoridis 8+3reb+1ast, A.Asimakopoulos 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 203586


Panionios - Panelefsiniakos 81-73

Very expected game when 12th ranked Panelefsiniakos (2-6) lost to second ranked Panionios (7-1) in Athens 73-81 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-14. But Panelefsiniakos won second period 23-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Mark Payne (202-88, college: Cal-Davis) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points. Power forward Giorgos Bogris (210-89) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. Panionios' coach Giannis Sferopoulos used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (189-83, agency: FCM) replied with 19 points and 5 assists and the former international guard Nikos Papanikolopoulos (192-79) added 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Panelefsiniakos. Panionios maintains second position with 7-1 record behind leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos dropped to the eleventh place with six games lost. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
Panionios: M.Payne 12+4reb+1ast, M.Batis 11+1reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 11+2reb+1ast, G.Bogris 10+5reb+1ast, V.Jankovic 10+6reb, N.Pappas 9+1reb+5ast
Panelefsiniakos: N.Papanikolopoulos 22+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 19+3reb+5ast, N.Papanikolaou 9+6reb+1ast, H.Kamp 9+5reb, S.Magounis 7+2reb+2ast, C.Deligiannis 5+2reb
gschID: 203591


Ikaros - Kolossos 86-66

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Ikaros (5-3) rolled over 9th ranked Kolossos (3-5) in Kalitheas 86-66 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-66. Croatian guard Zoran Vrkic (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Ikaros players scored in double figures. Ikaros' coach Dimitris Priftis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: David Lee services) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kolossos. Ikaros have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with AGOR. Kolossos lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Ikaros will face Aris (#11) in Thessaloniki in the next round where they are favorite. Kolossos will play at home against KAOD in Dramas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ikaros: Z.Vrkic 15+9reb+2ast, D.Gibson 15+3reb+4ast, M.Faye 13+9reb+3ast, N.Strnad 13+1ast, M.Giannakidis 8+3reb+3ast, A.Kiritsis 8+1reb+4ast
Kolossos: M.Hatten 14+5reb+3ast, D.Tsaldaris 13+2reb, L.Dendy 11+12reb+2ast, G.Georgalis 9+3reb, G.Kalaitzis 7+2reb+1ast, F.Koumpouras 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 203587


Peristeri GS - Panathinaikos 41-76

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Peristeri GS (3-5) was outscored by fourth ranked Panathinaikos (6-2) in Athens 76-41 on Sunday. The game without a history. Panathinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Peristeri GS to just 4 points in third quarter. Panathinaikos held Peristeri GS to an opponent 24.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.8 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panathinaikos made 7 blocks. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points and 6 assists. International swingman Michael Bramos (197-87, college: Miami, OH) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) replied with 9 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Nontas Papantoniou (190-90) added 11 points in the effort for Peristeri GS. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with PAOK. Peristeri GS at the other side keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panionios.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: M.Bramos 14+1reb+1ast, J.Maciulis 11+3reb, D.Diamantidis 10+4reb+6ast, R.Ukic 9+2ast, H.Giannopoulos 8+3reb+1ast, D.Kitchen 8+4reb+2ast
Peristeri GS: N.Papantoniou 11+3reb, A.Kanonidis 9+8reb+1ast, D.Williams 6+4reb+1ast, D.Kompodietas 5+1reb, D.Thorne 4+1ast, A.Mantzaris 4+6reb
gschID: 203589


KAOD - Kavala 72-73

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Kavala (1-7) edged higher ranked KAOD (3-5) in Dramas 73-72 on Sunday. KAOD was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 26-18 charge of Kavala, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Anthony Grundy (189-79, college: N.Carolina St.) saved the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Naturalized Cypriot forward Nikolaos Stylianou (198-88, college: W.Texas A&M, agency: FCM) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and French center Guy-Marc Michel (213-88, college: Indiana) added 6 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for KAOD. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kavala left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with Ilysiakos. It was KAOD's third loss in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Kavala will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kavala: A.Grundy 12+6reb+9ast, N.Stylianou 12+7reb+2ast, S.Manolopoulos 12+6reb+2ast, S.Panos 10+1reb, W.Coleman 9+5reb, C.Stefanidis 7+5reb+4ast
KAOD: K.Palmer 17+8reb+4ast, K.Kakaroudis 15+4reb+1ast, P.Knowles 15+2reb+2ast, G.Michel 6+14reb+2ast, L.Dale 5+2reb+3ast, D.Kalaitzidis 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 203588


Apollon Patras - Ilysiakos 94-72

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Ilysiakos (1-7) was outleveled on the road by seventh ranked Apollon Patras (4-4) 94-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Apollon Patras. Ilysiakos was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Apollon Patras made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Apollon Patras outrebounded Ilysiakos 35-24 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guyanese-American forward Gordon Klaiber (206-83, college: Fair Dickinson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American forward Andrew Jones (208-87, college: Penn St.) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Two Points) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ilysiakos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Apollon Patras maintains seventh position with 4-4 record. Ilysiakos lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with seven games lost. Apollon Patras will face Panelefsiniakos (#12) in Eleusina in the next round where they are favorite. Ilysiakos will play at home against PAOK in Thessaloniki.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: E.McCollum 21+1reb, G.Klaiber 20+5reb+2ast, I.Krolo 12+4reb+1ast, I.Lianos 9+8reb+3ast, K.Grant 9+4reb+4ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 8+3reb+3ast
Ilysiakos: M.Hampton 17+5reb, A.Jones 16+7reb, N.Chatzis 9+2reb+4ast, P.Dorkofikis 9+4reb+1ast, E.Scott 8+1ast, G.Apostolidis 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 229856


PAOK - AGOR 91-85 OT

AGOR (#5) forced the game against PAOK (#4) into an overtime, but lost by six points 85-91 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of AGOR. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AGOR won fourth quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where AGOR used huge pressure winning it 25-20 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 9-15. PAOK dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to AGOR's 26 and made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. AGOR was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Irish guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 assists. The former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Apollona Tsochlas (189-83) replied with 18 points and American guard Paris Horne (191-87, college: St.John's) added 16 points in the effort for AGOR. Four AGOR players scored in double figures. AGOR's coach Stergios Koufos rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. PAOK (6-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Panathinaikos. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. PAOK will face Ilysiakos (#13) in Athens in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AGOR will play at home against the league's leader Olympiacos (#1) in Athens.
Top scorers:
PAOK: D.McGrath 23+1reb+5ast, E.Margaritis 15+10reb+1ast, L.Papadopoulos 14+9reb+4ast, K.Haralampidis 11, W.Hatcher 9+3reb+1ast, D.Haritopoulos 7+6reb
AGOR: A.Tsochlas 18+2reb+2ast, P.Horne 16+2reb+2ast, B.Petway 14+2reb+2ast, N.Kommatos 12+6reb+1ast, U.Duvnjak 8+3reb+2ast, N.Angelopoulos 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 203590



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  IBA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 2: Holland Dream - Battle Creek K. 127-132
Dec. 2: Kankakee S. - Lake County S. 126-107
Dec. 2: St.Louis T. - Rockford RD 125-110

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.


Latest results - by Eurobasket News

Kankakee County Soldiers 155, Holland Dream 152 (OT)

Ryan Edwards (6'5''-F-83, college: Missouri Baptist) scored 45 points while Matt Neaville (6'0''-PG, college: Union, TN) added 44 points to lead the Kankakee County Soldiers over the Holland Dream 155 to 152 in overtime. Billy Baptist chipped in a double-double, scoring 34 points and 13 rebounds. For the Holland Dream, Courtney Blackmore scored 51 points. Terrance Shaw added 34 points and 11 rebounds while Herbert Gentrychipped in with 20 points.

St. Louis Trotters 128, Kenosha Ballers 110

Seven players scored in double-digits to lead the St. Louis Trotters over the Kenosha Ballers 128 to 110. Lonnel Johnson (6'2''-G, college: Missouri Western) scored 25 points while Nicholas Reed added 21 points. For the Ballers, Thomas Cobbs scored 24 points and both Devron Bostick and Charles Robinson, Jr. chipped in with 19 points.

Rockford Riverdawgs 135, Lake County Stars 98

Kwaun Walker scored 39 and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Rockford Riverdawgs over the Lake County Stars 135 to 98. Robert Malone added 33 points while Geoff Wing scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds. Karl Fine scored 40 points for the Stars while Mike Skinner recorded a triple-double, scoring 18 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 12 assists.
Courtesy of: http://ibaball.net



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Keith Cothran is a newcomer at Petroleos, ex Stjarnan - by Eurobasket

Atletico Petroleos de Luanda (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Keith Cothran (193-86, college: Rhode Island). He played last season at Stjarnan in Icelandic Dominos League. In 29 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.7spg (in top 3). He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team in 2010 at his college time.
Cothran has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2010 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Sundsvall Dragons in Sweden with Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) and Hlynur Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) are No 1 in the the league and have won 10 games in a row now.
On friday the beat Stockholm Eagles 66-71 in Stockholm where Sigurdarson lesd all scorers with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist and baeringsson added 11 points, 9 boards & 2 assist.Sunday Norrkoping Dolphins visit Dragons in Sundsvall Dragons won 86-81 in the toop fight and are now 6 points ahead of last years Champion. Sigurdarson again leading scorer 21, 3 rebs and 5 assist. Hlynur Baeringsson 8 points and 13 rebounds. Pavel Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) had 9 points for Dolphins
Norrkoping 91 Solna 76. Pavel Ermlinskij 9 pts, 7 rebs, 9 assist for Norrkoping
Spain.
Assignia Manresa still not doing too well and lost to Gisgrap BB 63-83. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) 2 points & 2 rebounds.
Real madrid 94 CAI Zaragoza 79. Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) 8 points for CAI

Germany.
MBC with a good away win on Bremerhave 89-82. Hordur Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-PG-88) had a very good game for MBC 17 points, 1 rebs and 6 assist.

France.
Anger 51. Vichy 64. Logi Gunnarsson (192-SG-81) 6 pts, 1 reb and 2 assist for Anger




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  IRAN   

Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 3: Azad - Al Badr 92-87
Dec. 3: Mahram - Zanjan 86-80
Dec. 3: Foolad Mahan - Gorgan 86-58
Dec. 3: Esteghlal - Sanaye Petrochimi 61-57
Dec. 3: Naft Sepahan - Petrochimi 59-88

Regular Season: Round 7

Dec. 6: Foolad Mahan - Naft Sepahan
Dec. 6: Petrochimi - Mahram
Dec. 6: Gorgan - Sanaye Petrochimi
Dec. 6: Zanjan - Azad
Dec. 6: Al Badr - Esteghlal


Petrochimi keep the top with 6-0 record - by Eurobasket News

Petrochimi keep the top with 6-0 record after another victory. Petrochimi outleveled Naft Sepahan 88:59 to keep the winning streak.
Foolad Mahan meanwhile improved to 5-1 record after the win over Gorgan 86:58. Foolad Mahan won the opening tip 13-2 and never looked behind in the game. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Chris Williams (199-F/G-80, college: Virginia) and Davari Javad netted 14 reach. Vartan Bidoresian (195-F-83) replied with 16 points in the losing effort.
Mahram Tehran won over Zanjan 86:80. The favorites led only 40:39 at the halftime but managed to seal 6-point victory. Nik Khahbahrami Samad erupted with 35 points, while Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) notched 16. Amir Sedighi (203-F-93) scored 13 and Farid Aslani (183-PG-88) posted 10. Diego Fajardo (208-C-76, agency: Players Group) answered with 24 points in defeat and Karam Ahmadian (197-F-77) had 20.
Azad meanwhile overcame Al Badr 92:87 and Esteghlal won over Sanaye Petro 61:57.



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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


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen24.6 
 2. Taylor, UL Eagles23.3 
 3. Galvin, UCD Marian22.1 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.22.0 
 5. Walker, UCC Demons20.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints17.8 
 7. Statkus, Ballon I.15.7 
 8. Killeen, UL Eagles15.3 
 9. Coughlan, UCC D.15.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.1 
 2. Sullivan, Moycullen13.0 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.12.4 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles10.6 
 5. Walker, UCC Demons10.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.8 
 7. Statkus, Ballon I.8.7 
 8. Tummon, Moycullen7.3 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints7.1 
 10. Foley, UCD Marian6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.7.9 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.5.1 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles4.7 
 4. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.4.0 
 6. Lyons, Moycullen3.3 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.3.0 
 9. Walsh, B.Gais N.2.9 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles2.8 
 2. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.4 
 3. Anderson, DCU S.2.4 
 4. Summers, Killester2.1 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.2.0 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.9 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints1.9 
 8. Donnelly, DCU S.1.8 
 9. Sullivan, Moycullen1.8 
 10. Drumm, UCD Marian1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.6 
 2. Stapleton, B.Gais2.1 
 3. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.8 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles1.7 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.2 
 7. Walker, UCC Demons1.2 
 8. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 9. Sullivan, Moycullen0.8 
 10. O''Brien, Killester0.7 


Killester welcomes back Bonaparte - by Eurobasket News

11890 Killester Dublin (Superleague) landed 30-year old Grenadian forward Michael Bonaparte (196-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks). Its actually his comeback to Dublin as he played here before. Bonaparte played most recently at Maxaquene in Mozambican D1 league.
The previous (10-11) season Bonaparte played at Bord Gais Neptune Cork. In 14 Superleague games that season he averaged impressive 27.1ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg and 2.2bpg. He helped them to make it to the final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Irish Superleague 1st Team, All-Imports Team and All-Defensive Team.
Bonaparte won Dominican Rep. LNB championship title in 2011.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-Irish Superleague Import Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Bonaparte is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Iceland (Tindastoll), Spain (Marin), United Kingdom (London Utd) and Dominican Republic (Caneros).
Bonaparte attended College of the Ozarks until 2007 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 7-1 
 2. Maccabi Haifa 6-2 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 5-2 
 4. Netanya 5-3 
 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 2-5 
 10. Elizur Ashkelon 2-5 
 11. Galil Gilboa 2-6 
 12. Maccabi Ashdod 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 3: Maccabi Haifa - Bnei Hasharon 91-86
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 68-65

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 9: Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Holon
Dec. 9: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Ashdod
Dec. 9: Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi Rishon
Dec. 9: Netanya - Maccabi T-A
Dec. 9: Bnei Hasharon - Galil Gilboa
Dec. 9: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Haifa


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Diamon SIMPSON
  Maccabi .
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Simpson, Maccabi19.1 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.0 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.17.5 
 4. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.17.3 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.1 
 6. Killingswort., Net.16.8 
 7. Smith, Hapoel J-M16.4 
 8. Uter, Maccabi16.3 
 9. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.0 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.5 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.11.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.1 
 4. Uter, Maccabi9.6 
 5. Washington, Netan.9.6 
 6. Calathes, Maccabi9.4 
 7. Thomas, Maccabi8.9 
 8. Wright, Maccabi8.6 
 9. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.7.9 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.1 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.8 
 3. Israeli, Maccabi4.7 
 4. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.5 
 5. Bradley, Netanya4.5 
 6. Timor, Hapoel T-A4.3 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.4.1 
 8. Hayes, Galil Gilboa3.9 
 9. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.3.8 
 10. Hagag, Maccabi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.1 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Washington, Netan.2.3 
 4. Porat, Elizur A.2.0 
 5. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Mills, Elizur A.1.9 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.9 
 10. Dyson, Hapoel Ho.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.3 
 2. Uter, Maccabi2.1 
 3. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.8 
 5. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.8 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Green, Galil Gilboa1.3 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.3 
 9. Wright, Maccabi1.1 
 10. Washington, Neta.1.0 


Winner League Round 8: Hapoel Eilat defeats GreenTops Netanya in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Winner League took place in Eilat. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers GreenTops Netanya (5-3) to fourth ranked Hapoel Eilat (5-2) 68-65 in the game for the third place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But GreenTops Netanya won third quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hapoel Eilat won last quarter 11-10. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Afik Nissim (186-81) who added 10 points and 9 assists during the contest. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) responded with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Hapoel Eilat are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. GreenTops Netanya will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A (#1) in Tel-Aviv and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tel-Aviv: Maccabi T-A (#1) and Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#4). Maccabi T-A (7-1) smashed visiting Hapoel Tel-Aviv (4-3) by 19 points 91-72. The winners were led by international Lior Eliyahu (206-85) who scored that evening 20 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Yogev Ohayon supported him with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points and 7 assists by American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi T-A have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 7-1 record. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A will play against GreenTops Netanya (#4) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Hapoel Holon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa managed to get the second consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled tenth-ranked Maccabi Ashdod in Rosh Pina 90-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 20-point difference suggests that Galil Gilboa is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. And what about a second win in a row after ...six consecutive loses. The best player for the winners was Jamar Smith who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Diamon Simpson produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Galil Gilboa (2-6) moved-up to eleventh place. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Galil Gilboa will meet higher ranked Bnei Hasharon (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Hapoel Eilat and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An interesting game took place in Holon where 8th ranked Hapoel Holon (3-5) was upset on its own court by eleventh ranked Ironi Ashkelon (2-5) 93-88. Americans were the main players on the court. Marcus Dove orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel Holon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with five games lost. Ironi Ashkelon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last two games of round 8 Bnei Hasharon lost to Maccabi Haifa on the opponent's court 86-91. Maccabi Rishon unfortunately lost to Hapoel J-M in a home game 81-86.


Maccabi Haifa - Bnei Hasharon 91-86

Very expected game when 9th ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-5) was defeated on the road by second ranked Maccabi Haifa (6-2) 91-86. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But Bnei Hasharon won third quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 assists. American-Mexican point guard Paul Stoll (180-85) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Ben Rice (195-90, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) replied with 27 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Haifa have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Bnei Hasharon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with five games lost. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Hapoel J-M (#7) in Jerusalem where they are favorite. Bnei Hasharon will play at home against Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: B.Rice 27+7reb+3ast, N.Berkowitz 18+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+10reb+3ast, I.Rosefelt 9+2reb, R.Beck 7+4reb+5ast, G.Lavie 6+1reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: P.Stoll 17+6reb+3ast, G.Mekel 16+2reb+9ast, P.Calathes 15+8reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 13+5reb, D.Smith 12+7reb+4ast, A.Chubrevich 6+3reb
gschID: 192956


Hapoel Eilat - Netanya 68-65

The most exciting game of round 8 in the Winner League took place in Eilat. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers GreenTops Netanya (5-3) to fourth ranked Hapoel Eilat (5-2) 68-65 in the game for the third place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But GreenTops Netanya won third quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hapoel Eilat won last quarter 11-10. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Afik Nissim (186-81) who added 10 points and 9 assists during the contest. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Hapoel Eilat's coach Oded Katash used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) responded with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place. GreenTops Netanya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Hapoel Eilat are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. GreenTops Netanya will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A (#1) in Tel-Aviv and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 14+9reb, R.Morgan 11+5reb+2ast, E.Gueta 10+6reb, D.Washington 9+10reb+5ast, E.Shulman 7+1reb+3ast, R.Bradley 7+4reb+4ast
Hapoel Eilat: E.Holman 21+12reb, S.Hopson 12+5reb+2ast, A.Nissim 10+3reb+9ast, A.Freeman 10+4reb+3ast, J.Tillman 6+7reb+1ast, T.Younger 4+1ast
gschID: 192955


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel T-A 91-72

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tel-Aviv: Maccabi T-A (#1) and Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#4). Maccabi T-A (7-1) smashed visiting Hapoel Tel-Aviv (4-3) by 19 points 91-72. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi T-A forced 19 Hapoel Tel-Aviv turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Hapoel Tel-Aviv was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by international Lior Eliyahu (206-85) who scored that evening 20 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and international point guard Yogev Ohayon (187-87) supported him with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points and 7 assists by American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) did not help to save the game for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. His fellow American import power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Maccabi T-A have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 7-1 record. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A will play against GreenTops Netanya (#4) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Hapoel Holon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: D.Stitt 20+4reb+7ast, C.Kelly 18+2reb+1ast, J.Allen 14+13reb+2ast, B.Timor 6+4reb+3ast, Y.Shiran 6+2reb+1ast, J.Nir 4+1reb
Maccabi T-A: L.Eliyahu 20+1reb+4ast, R.Hickman 15+1reb+4ast, D.Smith 12+3reb+1ast, Y.Ohayon 12+6reb+7ast, M.Thomas 10+4reb+1ast, G.Pnini 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 192960


Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Ashdod 90-70

Bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa managed to get the second consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled tenth-ranked Maccabi Ashdod in Rosh Pina 90-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 20-point difference suggests that Galil Gilboa is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. And what about a second win in a row after ...six consecutive loses. The game was mostly controlled by Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Ashdod managed to win second period 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Galil Gilboa shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Gianni Cantagalli (196-88, agency: Players Group) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and guard Giuseppe Anello (188-88) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Galil Gilboa (2-6) moved-up to eleventh place. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Galil Gilboa will meet higher ranked Bnei Hasharon (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Hapoel Eilat and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 16+11reb+1ast, G.Anello 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Gordon 11+5reb, A.Chiarastella 9+1reb, G.Israeli 8+4reb+9ast, M.Collins 8+3reb+3ast
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 22+7reb+6ast, M.Gnaccarini 15+1reb+2ast, G.Cantagalli 10+7reb+2ast, M.Watt 9+8reb+1ast, Y.Green 8+4reb+1ast, A.Pierini 8+2ast
gschID: 192959


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel J-M 81-86

There was a small surprise in Rishon Le-Zion where seventh ranked Hapoel J-M (4-4) defeated 5th ranked Maccabi Rishon (4-3) 86-81. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-10. But Maccabi Rishon won second period 23-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel J-M made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. American Josh Duncan (203-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). American-Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (185-89, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 17 points and 9 assists for the winners. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma, agency: Interperformances) added 20 points in the effort for Maccabi Rishon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel J-M maintains seventh position with 4-4 record. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the fifth place with three games lost. Hapoel J-M's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Maccabi Haifa at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Maccabi Rishon will play against Ironi Ashkelon.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: W.Warren 20+2ast, A.Uter 19+7reb, J.Wright 12+8reb+1ast, O.Solomon 10+3reb, S.Dawson 8+2reb, L.Jones 8+1reb+5ast
Hapoel J-M: J.Duncan 26+3reb+1ast, J.Pullen 17+1reb+9ast, R.Limonad 13+5reb+5ast, C.Smith 13+6reb+1ast, C.Fells 8+7reb+2ast, E.Kadir 6+1reb
gschID: 192958


Hapoel Holon - Elizur Ashkelon 88-93

An interesting game took place in Holon where 8th ranked Hapoel Holon (3-5) was upset on its own court by eleventh ranked Ironi Ashkelon (2-5) 93-88. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Ironi Ashkelon made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Ironi Ashkelon especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Hapoel Holon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Marque Perry (185-81, college: St.Louis, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) replied with 15 points and 8 assists and forward Tyler Smith (201-86, college: Tennessee) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel Holon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with five games lost. Ironi Ashkelon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: L.Hill 17+5reb, F.Hassell 16+7reb, J.Dyson 15+2reb+8ast, T.Smith 14+6reb+4ast, Z.Rosen 12+3reb+1ast, S.Harush 7+3ast
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Perry 21+1reb+3ast, M.Dove 18+12reb+4ast, J.Mills 14+2reb+2ast, D.Shamriz 14+1reb, M.Moore 12+4reb+2ast, A.Bukra 6+6reb
gschID: 192957



Israeli Winner League round 8 best performance: Eli Holman - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Eli Holman (208-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hapoel Eilat, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Netanya (#4, 5-3) 68-65. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Hapoel Eilat is placed at 3rd position in Israeli Winner League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Hapoel Eilat will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. Holman turned to be Hapoel Eilat's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Detroit Mercy star has very solid stats this year. Holman is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg and 60.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Marcus Dove (206-F-85) of Elizur Ashkelon. Dove had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Elizur Ashkelon to edge slightly higher-ranked Hapoel Holon (#8, 3-5) 93-88. This victory allowed Elizur Ashkelon to move up to 10th position in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Elizur Ashkelon managed to get this year. Dove is a newcomer at Elizur Ashkelon, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management) of Galil Gilboa (#11). Smith showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Galil Gilboa, leading his team to a 90-70 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#12, 1-6). Galil Gilboa can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Smith he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Smith has individually a great season in Israel. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.2ppg (7th best) and assists with 3.6apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ben Rice (195-F-90) of Bnei Hasharon - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Josh Duncan (203-PF-86) of Hapoel J-M - 26 points and 3 rebounds
6. Jeff Allen (201-F/C-87) of Hapoel T-A - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jacob Pullen (185-PG-89) of Hapoel J-M - 17 points and 9 assists
8. Jumaine Jones (203-F-79) of Bnei Hasharon - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) of Maccabi T-A - 20 points and 4 assists
10. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi Haifa - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists

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



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Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 2: Vanoli CR - Umana VE 92-88
Dec. 2: Acea Virtus RM - Cimberio VA 91-87
Dec. 2: Sutor MGR - Angelico BI 82-75
Dec. 2: EA7 Armani - Banco di Sard. 80-86
Dec. 2: JuveCaserta - Cantu 76-74 OT
Dec. 2: SAIE3 BO - Pesaro 76-58
Dec. 2: Trenkwalder RE - Enel Brindisi 75-78
Dec. 3: Montepaschi - Sidigas AV 101-65

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 9: Montepaschi - Vanoli CR
Dec. 9: Banco di Sard. - Trenkwalder RE
Dec. 9: Pesaro - EA7 Armani
Dec. 9: Cantu - Angelico BI
Dec. 9: Umana VE - SAIE3 BO
Dec. 9: Cimberio VA - Sutor MGR
Dec. 9: Sidigas AV - Acea Virtus RM
Dec. 9: Enel Brindisi - JuveCaserta


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR18.8 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.6 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.3 
 4. Ere, Cimberio VA18.0 
 5. Taylor, Trenkwal.17.8 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi16.3 
 7. Clark, Umana VE16.3 
 8. Diener, Banco d.15.9 
 9. Banks, Cimberio VA15.6 
 10. Diener, Banco d.15.4