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  ABA   



Marty Blake to evaluate Gwizzlies' players ? - by Gianni Pascucci

Marty Blake and Associates, the famed NBA scouting service for the past decades have been contacted by the ABA Georgia Gwizzlies staff to evaluate its ballplayers. The team record after two weeks is a 0-2 start. But the staff extremely optimistic once the talent jell than the team will go deep in next March ABA playoffs.
Gwizzlies ballplayers to watch are Dunnell Webb (6'6''-G-89, agency: Ronsport, college: San Diego CC) (37.0 ppg at present), Rashad Faust (6'8''-F-87) (47.0 ppg !) and newcomer Corey Edmondson (6'2''-G-89, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Reinhardt), a pure shooter. Returning ABA All-star nominee from last year Carl-Jean Bart (5'10''-G-87, college: Toccoa Falls) has had a sluggish start and the staff is not in panic mode."Carl is my guy and he will be the sixth man until he gets those powerful, NBA quick legs up to speed" states Embry Malone



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darko PLANINIC
  Siroki W.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Planinic, Siroki W.16.2 
 2. Travis, Zadar15.3 
 3. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.9 
 4. White, Radnicki KG14.3 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena14.0 
 6. Mimica, KK Split13.5 
 7. Bader, Szolnok13.5 
 8. Capin, Radnicki KG13.4 
 9. Lucic, Partizan13.4 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bader, Szolnok8.9 
 2. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.8 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin7.5 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.4 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.3 
 6. Cekovski, MZT S.6.2 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.2 
 8. Baynes, Un.Olimpija5.8 
 9. Brown, Crvena Z.5.6 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Srdan SUBOTIC
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 2. Capin, Radnicki KG4.6 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.3 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea4.2 
 5. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 6. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.5 
 7. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.5 
 9. Prostran, Zadar2.9 
 10. Popovic, Buducno.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.0 
 3. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.9 
 5. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 6. Muric, Krka1.5 
 7. Prepelic, Un.Olimp.1.5 
 8. Joksimovic, Igokea1.4 
 9. Stemberger, Igokea1.3 
 10. Westermann, Parti.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.1 
 4. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 5. Kalve, Szolnok0.6 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 7. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 8. Sobin, KK Split0.6 
 9. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 
 10. Gordon, Partizan0.5 



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP   


African Champions Cup: 1 De Agosto triumph in Angolan Final - by Eurobasket News

1 De Agosto- Petroleos 80:69

1 De Agosto triumph in Angolan Final at the African Champions Cup. They overcame Petroleos 80:69 for the first place at the tournament.
Petroleos won the first appearance at the group stage and started the game with 17-16. 1 De Agosto meanwhile won the rest of the quarters. They posted 20-17 in the second frame and led 2 points at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 16-13 and ended up with 28-22 in the last stanza.
Reggie Moore (203-PF-81, college: ORU) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76) canned 15. Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) and Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) delivered 11 each, whilst Adilson Baza (185-C-86) posted 10. Carlos Morais (193-G-85) and Parfait Bitee (188-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Rhode Island) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, while Leonel Paulo (197-F-89) had 8.
1 De Agosto made 44 Rebounds versus 33 from the opponents. Both teams made the total of 10 assists in the game.

1 De Agosto: Reggie Moore 23+10 rebs, Carlos Almeida 15, Joaquim Gomes 11, Cedric Isom 11, Adilson Baza 10
Petroleos: Carlos Morais 23, Parfait Bitee 23, Leonel Paulo 8



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  ANGOLA   


African Champions Cup: 1 De Agosto triumph in Angolan Final - by Eurobasket News

1 De Agosto- Petroleos 80:69

1 De Agosto triumph in Angolan Final at the African Champions Cup. They overcame Petroleos 80:69 for the first place at the tournament.
Petroleos won the first appearance at the group stage and started the game with 17-16. 1 De Agosto meanwhile won the rest of the quarters. They posted 20-17 in the second frame and led 2 points at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 16-13 and ended up with 28-22 in the last stanza.
Reggie Moore (203-PF-81, college: ORU) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Carlos Almeida (193-G/F-76) canned 15. Joaquim Gomes (200-C/F-80, college: Valparaiso) and Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) delivered 11 each, whilst Adilson Baza (185-C-86) posted 10. Carlos Morais (193-G-85) and Parfait Bitee (188-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Rhode Island) replied with 23 points in the losing effort, while Leonel Paulo (197-F-89) had 8.
1 De Agosto made 44 Rebounds versus 33 from the opponents. Both teams made the total of 10 assists in the game.

1 De Agosto: Reggie Moore 23+10 rebs, Carlos Almeida 15, Joaquim Gomes 11, Cedric Isom 11, Adilson Baza 10
Petroleos: Carlos Morais 23, Parfait Bitee 23, Leonel Paulo 8



African Champions Cup: Libolo nip ES Sahel - by Eurobasket News

Libolo - ES Sahel 73:70

Libolo wrapped up their African Champions Cup with victory. They narrowly defeated ESS to clinch the fifth overall position. Vladimir Geronimo (193-F-78) recorded 17 points to lead the winning side.
The Tunisian team enjoyed a 16:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Libolo cut the deficit at 2-point mark at halftime 30:32. Libolo surged ahead in the third term. The Angolan side went on a 26:12 rally and ensured a 12-point buffer heading into the final quarter. ES Sahel exploded with 26 points in the fourth term and stopped just step away from forcing overtime. Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) banked 15 points, while Olimpio Cipriano (194-F-82) netted 14 points for the winning team. Mohamed Hadidane (207-PF-86) answered with 23 points for ES Sahel. Omar Mouhli (190-G-86) chipped in 16 points in the loss.

Libolo: Vladimir Geronimo 17, Tommie Eddie 15, Olimpio Cipriano 14
ES Sahel: Mohamed Hadidane 23, Omar Mouhli 16



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Second Stage: Round 9

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

Round 10

Dec. 5: La Union - Lanus 68-72

Second Stage: Round 10

Dec. 9: Boca Jrs - Regatas C.
Dec. 9: 9 de Julio - Quimsa
Dec. 9: Olimpico LB - Penarol
Dec. 9: La Union - Lanus
Dec. 8: Obras - Sionista
Dec. 9: Argentino - Libertad S.
Dec. 9: Atenas - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Dec. 9: Union Progr. - GECR Indalo


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.6 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras18.1 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.6 
 4. Lewis, La Union17.5 
 5. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 6. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 7. Jackson, GECR I.17.0 
 8. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 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, Obras9.6 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.0 
 5. Fierro, Atenas8.1 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.8.0 
 7. Seawright, GECR I.7.9 
 8. Williams, Quimsa7.6 
 9. Lewis, La Union7.6 
 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. Aguirre, Quimsa4.0 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.7 
 8. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista3.5 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.5 
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. Boccia, Lanus1.5 
 9. Laprovittola, Lanus1.5 
 10. Lewis, La Union1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 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. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.8 
 10. Moss, Union Progr.0.8 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 12

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


Daniel Fitzgerald joins Akita Happinets, ex Obras - by Eurobasket News

Akita Northern Happinets (BJ League) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette). He already started the season at Obras in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games this season he had 6.4ppg and 2.6rpg. The last season Fitzgerald also played at Sendai 89ers. In 52 BJ League games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg.
Fitzgerald was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention in 2012.
The previous (10-11) season he played at ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL. In 10 games that season he recorded 8.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
He has played also professionally in Switzerland (SAM Massagno).
Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
He attended Marquette University until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 10

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


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Madgen, Kings18.9 
 2. Jackson, Breakers16.2 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles16.2 
 4. Deleon, Hawks15.3 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats14.8 
 6. Tragardh, Taipans14.7 
 7. Johnson, 36ers14.7 
 8. Knight, Wildcats14.5 
 9. Wilson, Taipans14.1 
 10. Henry, Kings13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.4 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Scott, Tigers7.4 
 5. Forman, Hawks7.2 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.0 
 7. Lazare, Kings6.9 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.8 
 9. Tragardh, Taipans6.7 
 10. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.7 
 2. Gibson, 36ers4.9 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 4. Martin, Wildcats3.6 
 5. Martin, Hawks3.5 
 6. Wilson, Taipans3.4 
 7. Henry, Kings3.3 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 9. Bruce, Kings2.7 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles1.5 
 4. Deleon, Hawks1.5 
 5. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Henry, Kings1.2 
 7. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 8. Williams, Taipans1.2 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats1.0 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pledger, Breakers2.0 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.3 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers1.2 
 4. Redhage, Wildcats1.1 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 6. Garlepp, Kings0.9 
 7. Hinder, Crocodiles0.8 
 8. Martin, Wildcats0.7 
 9. Rush, Tigers0.7 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.0.7 



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: Furstenfeld - Wels 95-93
Dec. 8: Oberwart - Klosterneub. 84-90
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: 24.5
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.5 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.20.5 
 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. Suljanovic, Klost.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.7 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.6 
 3. Trmal, BC Vienna8.0 
 4. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 5. Speiser, St.Polten7.3 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.2 
 7. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.0 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna6.9 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.8 
 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, Furstenfeld4.9 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.4 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 7. Schaal, UBSC G.4.1 
 8. Brown, Gmunden4.0 
 9. Tiedeman, Wels3.9 
 10. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 2. Arnold, Gmunden1.9 
 3. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.9 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna1.9 
 5. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.8 
 6. Bortolin, Arkadia1.5 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.5 
 8. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing1.4 
 10. Cox, Furstenfeld1.3 
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, Wels0.8 
 6. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Pearson, Furstenf.0.7 
 9. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.0.7 
 10. Greimeister, Klos.0.7 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 10

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



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Ventspils 8-0 
 2. Siauliai 6-2 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 4-3 
 4. Naglis Palangos 3-4 
 5. TTU 1-7 
 6. Rapla 1-7 
Group B
 1. TU/Rock 8-1 
 2. Lietkabelis 6-2 
 3. Juventus 4-4 
 4. Jelgava 4-4 
 5. Liepaja 2-7 
 6. Valga 1-7 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 9-0 
 2. Tarvas 5-3 
 3. Sakalai 4-4 
 4. Barons kvartals 3-5 
 5. Nevezis 3-6 
 6. Tln Kalev 1-7 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 7-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 5-2 
 3. Valmiera 3-4 
 4. Parnu 2-4 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 12

Dec. 8: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 88-93
Dec. 6: TTU - Barsy Atyrau 73-81
Dec. 5: Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 60-73
Dec. 4: Naglis Palangos - Siauliai 47-86

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 11: Lietkabelis - Liepaja
Dec. 11: Valmiera - Kalev/Cramo
Dec. 11: Valga - Jelgava
Dec. 12: Sakalai - Barons kvartals
Dec. 14: TTU - Siauliai
Dec. 14: Sakalai - Tln Kalev
Dec. 14: LSU-Baltai - Parnu
Dec. 14: Ventspils - Barsy Atyrau
Dec. 14: Rapla - Naglis Palangos
Dec. 14: Valga - Juventus
Dec. 14: Nevezis - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.8 
 2. Raadik, Parnu18.3 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.18.0 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.0 
 5. Matyukevych, Bars.16.4 
 6. Orelikas, Rudupis16.0 
 7. Fredrick, Barsy A.15.7 
 8. Akenparg, TTU15.4 
 9. Bergmanis, Barons15.0 
 10. Leonard, Juventus14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.2 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Matyukevych, Bars.9.6 
 4. Timma, Ventspils8.4 
 5. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Cipruss, Lietkabel.8.3 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.7 
 8. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.4 
 9. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.2 
 10. Leonard, Juventus7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 2. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.7 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.6 
 4. Artamonov, Siauliai4.5 
 5. Viskontas, Juvent.4.4 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas4.3 
 7. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.1 
 8. Ezerskis, Liepaja4.0 
 9. Cunda, Valga4.0 
 10. Metra, Barons k.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.0 
 2. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.3 
 3. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 4. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 5. Brown, Naglis P.2.0 
 6. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 7. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 8. Leppik, TU/Rock1.9 
 9. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 10. Maceina, Pieno Z.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.2 
 2. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 3. Rozitis, Barons k.1.8 
 4. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.5 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 7. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.3 
 8. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 9. Meiers, Ventspils1.1 
 10. Galdikas, Siauliai1.0 


Round 12: KK Parnu is defeated by Kalev/Cramo in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The most interesting game of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo won against host KK Parnu (2-4) 73-60. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 45-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 32. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Tanel Sokk (182-85) who added 14 points and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Rain Raadik (208-89) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Defending Estonian champion maintains second position with 5-2 record having four points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Kalev/Cramo are looking forward to face Valmiera (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KK Parnu will play against LSU-Baltai in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Palanga where second ranked Siauliai outleveled host Naglis Palangos (3-4) 86-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Naglis Palangos. The winners were led by guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St.) who scored that evening 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Chase Simon supported him with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward James Porter (208-87, college: N.Carolina A&T) did not help to save the game for Naglis Palangos. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Siauliai maintains second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Lietkabelis. Naglis Palangos at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Valmiera. Siauliai will play against TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Rapla and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Rapla was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (4-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Estonian Rapla (1-7). Barsy Atyrau managed to secure a 5-point victory 93-88 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Zambalist Fredrick who scored 22 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was Raido Ringmets who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Rapla lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Barsy Atyrau will meet league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rapla will play against Naglis Palangos (#4) in Palanga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (4-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Estonian TTU (1-7). Barsy Atyrau managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. It was a good game for Edgaras Zelionis who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. TTU lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Barsy Atyrau's next round opponent will be league's leader Ventspils on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. TTU will play against the league's second-placed Siauliai (#2).



Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 88-93

The game in Rapla was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (4-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Estonian Rapla (1-7). Barsy Atyrau managed to secure a 5-point victory 93-88 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 28-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Barsy Atyrau dominated on the defensive end, holding Rapla to just 6 points in third quarter. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. Barsy Atyrau forced 19 Rapla turnovers and outrebounded them 41-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Zambalist Fredrick (183-86, college: S.Carolina) who scored 22 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Power forward Mikhail Evstigneev (201-84) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) who recorded 19 points and 7 rebounds and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 12 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively. Five Barsy Atyrau and four Rapla players scored in double figures. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Rapla lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Barsy Atyrau will meet league's leader Ventspils on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rapla will play against Naglis Palangos (#4) in Palanga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rapla: R.Ringmets 19+7reb+1ast, R.Laane 18+2reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 12+5reb+4ast, I.Pilk 12+4reb+8ast, I.Kajupank 9+2reb+3ast, A.Parn 7+3reb+3ast
Barsy Atyrau: Z.Fredrick 22+3reb+1ast, V.Matyukevych 15+9reb, E.Zelionis 14+8reb+2ast, D.Dyatlovsky 14+4reb+2ast, M.Evstigneev 14+8reb+3ast, A.Endropov 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 198311


TTU - Barsy Atyrau 73-81

The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (4-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Estonian TTU (1-7). Barsy Atyrau managed to secure a 8-point victory 81-73. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But TTU won third quarter 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by TTU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Ukrainian center Vadim Matyukevych (208-80) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) replied with 26 points and forward Mooses Kaja (198-88) added 18 points in the effort for TTU. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. TTU lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Barsy Atyrau's next round opponent will be league's leader Ventspils on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. TTU will play against the league's second-placed Siauliai (#2).
Top scorers:
TTU: K.Akenparg 26+4reb, M.Kaja 18+3reb+3ast, S.Raudla 8+5reb+2ast, A.Arnold 6+4reb+1ast, M.Saarmets 6+2reb+1ast, K.Makke 4+1reb
Barsy Atyrau: V.Matyukevych 17+8reb+1ast, Z.Fredrick 16+3reb+3ast, D.Dyatlovsky 12, E.Zelionis 11+12reb+4ast, A.Endropov 10+2reb+2ast, M.Evstigneev 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 198310


Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 60-73

The most interesting game of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo won against host KK Parnu (2-4) 73-60. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 45-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 32. Worth to mention a great performance of Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Tanel Sokk (182-85) who added 14 points and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Rain Raadik (208-89) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) scored 17 points. Defending Estonian champion maintains second position with 5-2 record having four points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Kalev/Cramo are looking forward to face Valmiera (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KK Parnu will play against LSU-Baltai in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Parnu: R.Raadik 19+15reb+1ast, R.Raap 17+4reb+1ast, O.Matulionis 8+5reb+4ast, K.Evart 5+4reb, R.Suija 3, O.Siigur 3+2reb
Kalev/Cramo: B.Fall 17+11reb, G.Wilkinson 16+6reb+1ast, T.Sokk 14+3reb+8ast, A.Skele 9+5reb+4ast, G.Dorbek 7+6reb+3ast, R.Keerles 6+3reb
gschID: 198309


Naglis Palangos - Siauliai 47-86

One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Palanga where second ranked Siauliai outleveled host Naglis Palangos (3-4) 86-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Naglis Palangos. It looked good early as Naglis Palangos took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Siauliai had a 25-11 second period charge getting the lead and Naglis Palangos were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 47-86. Siauliai dominated on the defensive end, holding Naglis Palangos to just 7 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Naglis Palangos' 30. Siauliai forced 36 Naglis Palangos turnovers. Naglis Palangos were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St.) who scored that evening 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Chase Simon (198-89, college: Detroit Mercy) supported him with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward James Porter (208-87, college: N.Carolina A&T) did not help to save the game for Naglis Palangos. Guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) added 14 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. Siauliai maintains second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Lietkabelis. Naglis Palangos at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Valmiera. Siauliai will play against TTU (#5) in Tallinn in the next round. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Rapla and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: M.Mockevicius 14+4reb+1ast, J.Porter 10+10reb+1ast, P.Brown 9+3reb+2ast, M.Konate 6+3reb, J.Petkevicius 5+6reb, R.Simanavicius 2+1reb+1ast
Siauliai: P.Dia 15+5reb, C.Simon 13+6reb+2ast, V.Liutych 12+2reb, V.Sulskis 11+6reb+4ast, K.Artamonov 9+1reb+4ast, L.Samenas 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 198308



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 6: Liege - Leuven 75-85
Dec. 8: M.Hainaut - Antwerp 66-57
Dec. 8: Verviers-Pep. - Oostende 63-61
Dec. 7: Spirou - Aalstar 102-71

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 13: Oostende - Liege
Dec. 14: Spirou - Verviers-Pep.
Dec. 14: Antwerp - Aalstar
Dec. 15: Leuven - M.Hainaut


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Walsh, Spirou18.5 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar17.3 
 3. Lojeski, Oostende17.0 
 4. Aleksandrov, Vervi.17.0 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.4 
 6. Mukubu, Liege15.5 
 7. Green, Verviers.15.0 
 8. Clark, Aalstar14.9 
 9. Aska, Leuven14.0 
 10. Robinson, Leuven13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.6 
 2. Gillet, Liege7.5 
 3. Thondique, Antwerp7.1 
 4. Walsh, Spirou7.0 
 5. Aska, Leuven6.6 
 6. Young, Aalstar6.5 
 7. Aleksandrov, Vervi.6.1 
 8. Mukubu, Liege6.0 
 9. Tofi, Aalstar6.0 
 10. Marnegrave, Leuv.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Anderson, Verviers.6.3 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.8 
 4. Marnegrave, Leuven4.4 
 5. Raivio, Aalstar3.9 
 6. Walsh, Spirou3.8 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.4 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende2.9 
 9. Thompson, Aalstar2.8 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ioannis IAROCHEVITCH
  Liege
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Iarochevitch, Liege2.3 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Anderson, Verviers.2.0 
 4. Biggs, Antwerp1.9 
 5. Green, Verviers.1.9 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Katnic, Oostende1.8 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven1.6 
 9. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Verviers.
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ferguson, Verviers.1.8 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.6 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende1.2 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 5. Riddick, Spirou1.0 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.9 
 7. Thondique, Antwerp0.9 
 8. Aska, Leuven0.9 
 9. Jankovic, Spirou0.6 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 14

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


Ethias League Round 8: Leader Okapi Aalstar loses to Spirou Charleroi - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Okapi Aalstar (6-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by Spirou Charleroi 102-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 102-71. Spirou Charleroi had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Okapi Aalstar's players. 26 personal fouls committed by Okapi Aalstar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Larry Anderson (195-89, college: Long Beach St.) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Spirou Charleroi (5-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Okapi Aalstar at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Spirou Charleroi is looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Okapi Aalstar will play against Antwerp Giants (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Verviers. Eighth ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Base Oostende (4-4) 63-61 on Saturday evening. The game was also dominated by American players. Guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Chris Ferguson contributed with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. VOO Verviers-Pepinster's coach Nenad Trajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) replied with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Base Oostende. VOO Verviers-Pepinster maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Defending champion Base Oostende dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Liege. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Base Oostende will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Liege Basket (4-4) against seventh ranked Leuven Bears (3-5) on Thursday night. Host Liege Basket was defeated by Leuven Bears in Liege 85-75. Worth to mention a great performance of Niels Marnegrave who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Ioannis Iarochevitch responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Leuven Bears moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Antwerp. Loser Liege Basket dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Oostende. Leuven Bears will meet at home league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Base Oostende and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 8 Antwerp was defeated by M.Hainaut in Quaregnon 66-57.


M.Hainaut - Antwerp 66-57

There was no surprise in Quaregnon where 6th ranked Antwerp Giants (3-5) were defeated by fourth ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (5-3) 66-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Belfius Mons-Hainaut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Guy Muya (190-83, agency: TSS Management) who added 11 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: FCM) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds. Belfius Mons-Hainaut moved-up to second place, which they share with Spirou. Loser Antwerp Giants keep the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Leuven. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet Leuven Bears (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Antwerp Giants will play against the league's leader Okapi Aalstar and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: R.Moors 18+5reb+2ast, G.Thondique 9+11reb, J.Love 8+5reb+2ast, T.Black 7+3reb, B.Hopkins 6+3reb+1ast, M.De Zeeuw 5+1reb
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 15+8reb+1ast, J.Bostic 12+2reb+2ast, G.Muya 11+1reb+6ast, J.Wallace 10+2reb+1ast, B.Qvale 8+7reb, J.Cage 5+2reb
gschID: 187266


Verviers-Pep. - Oostende 63-61

Important game to mention about took place in Verviers. Eighth ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Base Oostende (4-4) 63-61 on Saturday evening. Base Oostende was ahead by 12 points after three quarters before a 19-5 charge of VOO Verviers-Pepinster, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Base Oostende to just 5 points in fourth quarter. The game was also dominated by American players. Guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) contributed with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Four VOO Verviers-Pepinster players scored in double figures. VOO Verviers-Pepinster's coach Nenad Trajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) replied with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jamel McLean (203-88, college: Xavier) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Base Oostende. VOO Verviers-Pepinster maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Defending champion Base Oostende dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Liege. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Base Oostende will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 13+5reb+4ast, B.Wright 12+3reb+1ast, J.McLean 10+11reb, M.Stojic 9+3reb+2ast, D.Djordjevic 7+4reb+7ast, W.Wilkinson 5
Verviers-Pep.: N.Aleksandrov 13+3reb, J.Green 13+1reb+1ast, J.Anderson 11+6reb+8ast, C.Ferguson 10+6reb, M.Zakharov 8+3reb, D.Tubak 6+4reb
gschID: 187265


Spirou - Aalstar 102-71

Top ranked Okapi Aalstar (6-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by Spirou Charleroi 102-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okapi Aalstar. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 102-71. Spirou Charleroi had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Okapi Aalstar's players. 26 personal fouls committed by Okapi Aalstar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Larry Anderson (195-89, college: Long Beach St.) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Five Spirou Charleroi and four Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Spirou Charleroi (5-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Okapi Aalstar at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Spirou Charleroi is looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Okapi Aalstar will play against Antwerp Giants (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: D.Raivio 15+2reb+1ast, R.Thompson 15+1reb+1ast, J.Clark 13+2reb+1ast, L.Anderson 12+8reb+2ast, J.Tofi 8+7reb+2ast, C.Young 6+7reb
Spirou: M.Walsh 22+11reb+5ast, D.Allen 19+5reb+5ast, C.Beghin 15+4reb+2ast, J.Foster 11+4reb+2ast, A.Jadin 10+2reb+3ast, N.Jankovic 9+2reb
gschID: 187264


Liege - Leuven 75-85

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Liege Basket (4-4) against seventh ranked Leuven Bears (3-5) on Thursday night. Host Liege Basket was defeated by Leuven Bears in Liege 85-75. The game was mostly controlled by Leuven Bears. Liege Basket managed to win fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) who added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. International center Ioannis Iarochevitch (206-89, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Gary Ware (205-83, college: Purdue, agency: TSS Management) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Leuven Bears and four Liege Basket players scored in double figures. Leuven Bears moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Antwerp. Loser Liege Basket dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Oostende. Leuven Bears will meet at home league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play against Base Oostende and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: I.Iarochevitch 16+6reb+3ast, G.Ware 14+7reb, B.Monteiro 11+1reb+1ast, W.Boss Mukubu 11+7reb+1ast, L.Bosco 7+4ast, A.Williamson 7+5reb
Leuven: N.Marnegrave 20+11reb+5ast, I.Aska 18+7reb+4ast, G.Robinson 15+3reb+3ast, I.Hanavan 11+5reb+4ast, B.Burgess 11+3reb, J.Dukes 8+4reb
gschID: 187263



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  BOSNIA   


Adriatic League: Igokea stun Krka in Slovenia - by Eurobasket News

Krka - Igokea 63:83

Igokea Aleksandrovac claimed the tenth win in the Adriatic League season. The Bosnian team upset Krka in Slovenia to remain on top of the ladder. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 16 points for the winners.
Krka jumped to a 20:17 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. The hosts secured a 37:34 halftime advantage. Igokea went off the dressing room with a different attitude. They turned on aggressiveness and surged ahead. The visitors spurred ahead for a 51:57 lead into the fourth frame. Igokea went on a 26:12 run in the final period to finish off the hosts. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) provided 13 points and 8 boards for Igokea. Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) and Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) netted 12 points apiece in the victory. Jure Lalic (210-C-86) answered with 11 points for Krka. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) had 10 points in the losing effort.

Krka: Jure Lalic 11, Jakov Vladovic 10
Igokea: Branko Jorovic 16, Clifford Hammonds 13, Milan Dozet 12, Nebojsa Joksimovic 12



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Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 8

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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Holmes, Beroe18.9 
 2. Lilov, Balkan17.3 
 3. Tyler, Chernomo.17.1 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.9 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.16.7 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.16.4 
 7. Abukar, Lukoil A.16.0 
 8. Marinovic, Levski15.1 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.15.1 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.12.9 
 2. Santos, Balkan9.8 
 3. Ormon, Tundja Y.9.7 
 4. Agre, Spartak8.4 
 5. Galiotos, Cherno M.7.8 
 6. Simeonov, U207.0 
 7. Dupree, Rilski S.6.7 
 8. Lilov, Balkan6.0 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.0 
 10. Varbanov, Levski6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Walker, Beroe7.1 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.4 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.4 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.5.3 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.6 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.0 
 8. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
 9. Lilov, Balkan3.8 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.5 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 3. Velikov, Cherno M.2.9 
 4. Govedarov, Tundja2.6 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.6 
 6. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 7. Green, Lukoil A.2.5 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.3 
 9. Holmes, Beroe2.3 
 10. Raykov, Chernomo.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.2.7 
 2. Hart, Beroe2.0 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.9 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.3 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.1 
 7. Varbanov, Levski S.0.9 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.8 
 10. Simeonov, U200.8 


Balkan handed Lukoil its first loss for the season - by Maria Mitzova

Balkan Botevgrad took a surprising victory over Lukoil Academik Sofia, behind great performances from Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St.) and Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza).

Balkan never trailed in the game, to get the final result 72-63. Lukoil was very far from the level expected for a leader and champion. Marin Dokuzovski team was maybe thinking of the biggest challenge of the season - Eurocup game vs Buducnost on Dec 12 - which can see Lukoil in Top 16, or see them basically fail the whole season.

This was Balkan first win over Lukoil and the most impressive thing is that they only let Lukoil as close as tie, and led throughout the game. For Balkan new head coach Alexandar Todorov though, this was yet another victory over the best team in Bulgaria, as he has a couple of them with Rilski sportist.

Balkan took 10-point lead early in the game, on the break still was four points ahead, and stayed strong even when Lukoil tied it at 41 at the beginning of the third.
Lukoil missed various chances to turn the game after that tie, but gave up in the last quarter. Both teams went into it three points apart, and then it was Balkan to finish powerful, denying the champions to excite the crowd.


Jordan Bozov led Balkan with 17 points with key three-pointers in the game. Atila Santos dominated on both ends with 17 points and 17 rebounds, and Ivan Lilov (196-SG-88) added 15 points.

Standing out in Lukoil team was only Devin Green (201-G/F-82, college: Hampton), who has been the most persistent player on the roster lately. Green had 15 points and 13 rebounds.



Beroe with nice win over Spartak Pleven - by Maria Mitzova

BC Beroe got back to winning ways against BC Spartak Pleven, enjoying 84-64 victory at home.
After losing the last two games, BC Beroe had no problems in this one. They managed to reach a comfortable lead by the halftime - 46-28. Spartak performed better in the last quarter, but never got close to the hosts.
With the win, BC Beroe has now three on its account, and surpassed Spartak on the NBL table.
Sergey Tsvetkov (196-G/F-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 17 points in the win, Michael Hart (206-C/F-85, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: N.Illinois) - 15, Reginald Holmes (193-G-87, college: Morgan St.) added 14, and Atanas Radev (200-F-81) - 13.
Dimitar Marintchechki (201-F/C-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) had 20 points and 14 rebounds in Spartak losing effort.



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

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



Adriatic League: Terrico White paces Radnicki past Split - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki - Split 72:63

Radnicki outscored Split in Kragujevac to improve at 7-5 record in the Adriatic League season. Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) stepped up with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals to lead the charge.
Split enjoyed a 14:13 lead ten minutes into the game. The Croatian side extended the lead to 2 points at the big break 34:32. But Radnicki turned things around in the second half. The Serbian side went on an 18:8 rally in the third term to ensure an 8-point advantage at the final intermission. Radnicki dropped 22 points in the final quarter and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington) posted 16 points, while Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) had 8 points in the win. Ivan Mimica (190-G-80) answered with 16 points for Split. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) dropped 17 points in the loss.

Radnicki: Terrico White 22, Matthew Bryan-Amaning 16, Ratko Varda 8
Split: Vedran Vukusic 17, Ivan Mimica 16



Adriatic League: KK Zadar rally past Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar - Szolnok 72:54

KK Zadar clinched the fourth win in the Adriatic League regular season. The Croatian side outgunned Szolnok for 4-8 record in the standings. Szolnok remained at the bottom of the ladder at 2-10 record.
Zadar silenced their opponents in the first quarter. Zadar went on a 25:11 rally to ensure a comfortable lead. The hosts boosted the margin in the second frame. Zadar piled up a 48:26 halftime advantage. The hosts limited Szolnok to just 9 points in the third term and gained a 27-point lead at the final intermission. Szolnok outscored the home team in the fourth term but to avail as Zadar still coasted to the victory. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Zadar. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) came up with 14 points for the hosts. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) answered with 13 points for Szolnok. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) delivered 12 points in the loss.

KK Zadar: Romeo Travis 18, Jozo Brkic 14, Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) 12
Szolnok: Ernests Kalve 13, Sead Sehovic 12



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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 3-4 
 7. AEL 1-5 
 8. ENAD 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

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


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Allen, Omonia22.4 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Omonia18.0 
 3. Aleksic, AEL16.7 
 4. Diggs, Omonia16.6 
 5. Crocker, Keravnos16.0 
 6. Brown, Apollon15.7 
 7. Outerbridge, AEL15.7 
 8. Panteli, AEK14.5 
 9. Detrick, Apollon14.2 
 10. Williams, Etha14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos9.0 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Omonia9.0 
 3. Outerbridge, AEL8.2 
 4. Diggs, Omonia7.8 
 5. Brown, Apollon7.3 
 6. Kinnard, Keravnos7.2 
 7. Kaskiris, ENAD7.2 
 8. Aleksic, AEL6.5 
 9. Jefferson, Apollon6.5 
 10. Visockis, Omonia6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Diggs, Omonia6.4 
 2. Maze, Keravnos4.6 
 3. Stiggers, Apoel4.4 
 4. Adegboye, Etha4.2 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon3.8 
 6. Aleksic, AEL3.8 
 7. Guillandeaux, AEL3.5 
 8. Demertzis, Kerav.3.0 
 9. Allen, Omonia3.0 
 10. Mokongo, Apoel2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Stiggers, Apoel2.6 
 2. Panteli, AEK2.3 
 3. Brown, Apollon2.2 
 4. Diggs, Omonia2.2 
 5. Palalas, AEL2.0 
 6. Allen, AEL2.0 
 7. Mokongo, Apoel1.8 
 8. Adegboye, Etha1.7 
 9. Dorsey, Apollon1.7 
 10. Lee-Ingram, Omon.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 2. Morrison, Apoel1.6 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.5 
 4. Brown, Apollon1.3 
 5. Outerbridge, AEL1.2 
 6. Jefferson, Apollon1.0 
 7. Baker, Omonia1.0 
 8. Noel, Apollon0.8 
 9. Chan, Apoel0.6 
 10. Lee-Ingram, Omon.0.6 



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Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 15

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


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Blazek, B&W Opava18.5 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.5 
 4. Reese, Usti n.18.1 
 5. Meno, USK Praha18.1 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin17.1 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy16.9 
 8. Bosak, Chomutov16.2 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava16.0 
 10. Sedmak, BK Decin15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Meno, USK Praha9.7 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.7 
 3. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava7.5 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 6. Bohacik, BK Pardu.7.1 
 7. Field, BC Kolin6.8 
 8. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.7 
 10. Nuhanovic, Levice6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava6.9 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.7 
 4. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.3 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.3 
 6. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.9 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Sanders, BK Decin3.5 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.3.4 
 10. Sotnar, USK Praha3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava3.2 
 2. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava2.5 
 4. Glover, Chomutov2.4 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 6. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.1.9 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.1.7 
 10. Kyles, Levice1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.7 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.5 
 4. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 6. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.9 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Slavik, USK Praha0.9 
 9. Kramny, J.Hradec0.7 
 10. Pack, Chomutov0.7 



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 11

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



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 8: Los Angeles D. - Santa Cruz W. 93-99
Dec. 8: Idaho S. - Austin T. 88-98
Dec. 8: Springfield A. - Canton C. 88-118
Dec. 8: Sioux Falls S. - Texas L. 82-86
Dec. 8: Maine RC - Ft.Wayne MA 116-113
Dec. 8: Tulsa 66ers - Rio Grande VV 109-98
Dec. 8: Reno B. - Bakersfield J. 106-86

Regular Season: Round 10

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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chris DOUGLAS-ROBERTS
  Texas L.
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Douglas-R., Texas24.4 
 2. Jones, Canton C.23.5 
 3. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.0 
 4. Downs, Maine RC21.0 
 5. Joseph, Maine RC20.8 
 6. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.7 
 7. Mack, Maine RC19.7 
 8. Mays, Springfield19.6 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.19.6 
 10. Dentmon, Austin19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin JONES
  Canton C.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jones, Canton C.13.0 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.11.3 
 3. Adrien, Rio G.11.2 
 4. Evans, Idaho S.10.5 
 5. Honeycutt, Reno B.10.0 
 6. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
 7. Mays, Springfield9.6 
 8. Griffin, Santa C.9.4 
 9. Onuaku, Canton C.9.4 
 10. Wright, Maine RC9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Chris WRIGHT
  Iowa E.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Wright, Iowa E.6.8 
 2. Marshall, Bakers.6.8 
 3. Mack, Maine RC6.2 
 4. Fortson, Los A.6.0 
 5. Singletary, Texas6.0 
 6. Uzoh, Springfield6.0 
 7. Russell, Ft.Wayne.5.9 
 8. Machado, Rio G.5.8 
 9. Johnson-Odom, Los5.0 
 10. Hannah, Santa C.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Moon, Los A.3.0 
 2. Honeycutt, Reno B.3.0 
 3. Greene, Los A.2.7 
 4. Murry, Rio G.2.6 
 5. Scott, Springfield2.4 
 6. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.2.4 
 7. Johnson, Rio G.2.2 
 8. Tyndale, Sioux F.2.2 
 9. Wright, Maine RC2.2 
 10. Downs, Maine RC2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Sioux F.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Varnado, Sioux F.4.2 
 2. Eyenga, Texas L.3.3 
 3. Moon, Los A.3.2 
 4. Reed, Springfield3.0 
 5. Sullivan, Austin T.2.8 
 6. Flowers, Los A.2.5 
 7. Gladness, Santa C.2.4 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.4 
 9. Melo, Maine RC2.2 
 10. Saunders, Rio G.2.0 


Tulsa 66ers get big win lead by Dominique Sutton outstanding performance - by Allen Waters

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa 66ers used a team effort to take down the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 109-98, on Saturday night at the SpiritBank Event Center with four players scoring 18 or more points.
Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Reggie Jackson posted 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds in the Tulsa win.
Forward Dominique Sutton collected his second-consecutive double-double with 21 points and 10 boards, Sutton performance has drawn attention from several NBA teams " is Dominique Sutton the most underrated athlete in the D-league " .

OKC assignee Daniel Orton scored 18 with four rebounds and four assists in Tulsa's highest-scoring game this year.
Guard Andy Rautins scored 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting from behind the 3-point arc. Guard Jeremy Lamb scored 12 points with three rebounds and an assist.
The 66ers (4-2) showed their best shooting performance of the season, going 40-for-81 (.494) from the field, 10-for-20 (.500) from 3-point range and 19-for-22 (.864) from the free throw stripe. Tulsa dished out a season-best 26 assists.
"We've been talking all season with our team about how the thing we want to accomplish is to play the Oklahoma City system," said Tulsa Head Coach Darko Rajakovic. "To share the ball, to play like a team, to develop a good defensive system. I think that our players have been working really hard to improve on that."
Rio Grande Valley (2-4) was led by Mike Singletary's 20 points. Center Tim Ohlbrecht scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Tulsa started the game shooting 13-for-21 (.619) from the field in the first quarter to lead 34-26 after one. Rio Grande Valley held the 66ers to 15 points in the second quarter and took a 50-49 lead into the halftime break.
The Vipers led 66-64 midway through the third quarter before a 10-1 Tulsa run put the 66ers ahead -- a lead they would hold for the remainder of the night.


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



Thunder assign guard Reggie Jackson to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Reggie Jackson (6'3''-PG-90, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Jackson has appeared in 10 games this season with Oklahoma City averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 5.6 minutes per contest.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



D-League round 8 best performance: Carleton Scott - by Eurobasket News

Forward Carleton Scott (203-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Springfield A., receiving a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Ft.Wayne MA (#6, 2-4) 108-100. Springfield A. is placed at 3rd position in D-League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Springfield A. will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Scott turned to be Springfield A.'s top player in his first season with the team. Carleton Scott averages this season 14.5ppg and 6.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Tyler Wilkerson (202-F-88) of Austin T.. Wilkerson had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Austin T. to another comfortable win outscoring Idaho S. (#8, 0-5) 113-91. This victory allowed Austin T. to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Wilkerson is a newcomer at Austin T., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Garrett Temple (198-G-86) of Reno B. (#7). Temple showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Reno B., leading his team to a 127-98 easy win against the higher-ranked Bakersfield J. (#1, 4-2). The chances of Reno B. 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 victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Temple could try to bring Reno B.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Temple has a very solid season. In 3 games in D-L he scored 19.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Troy Hudson (186-PG-76) of Sioux Falls S. - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tyler Honeycutt (203-F-90) of Reno B. - 18 points and 12 rebounds
6. Mickell Gladness (211-C-86) of Santa Cruz W. - 13 points and 14 rebounds
7. D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Erie Bay H. - 28 points and 8 rebounds
8. Aubrey Coleman (193-G-87) of Austin T. - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Sean Evans (203-F-88) of Idaho S. - 17 points and 11 rebounds
10. Demetris Nichols (205-F-84) of Sioux Falls S. - 25 points and 8 rebounds

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



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African Champions Cup: Al Ahly topple Al Ittihad for Bronze medals - by Eurobasket News

Al Ahly - Al Ittihad 76:64

Al Ahly clinched the Bronze medals of the African Champions Cup. They knocked down Al Ittihad in the consolation final tonight. Tarek El Ghanam (211-C-78) fired 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to pace the winners.
Al Ahly opened a 9-point lead after the opening quarter. Al Ittihad bounced back in the second frame. The Alexandria team gained a 38:37 halftime lead. Al Ahly regained the advantage in the third term. The Cairo side spurred ahead for a 58:52 advantage with one quarter remaining. Al Ahly limited their opponents to 12 points in the final term and cruised to the victory at the end. Karim Deef Allah (180-G-86) finished with 13 points, while Darren Kelly (195-G-78, college: Texas) chipped in 10 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 boards in the win. Torrington Cox (201-F-85, college: King) replied with 19 points for Al Ittihad. Kevin Burleson (189-PG-79, college: Minnesota) had 14 points in the loss.

Al Ahly: Tarek El Ghanam 18+19 boards, Karim Deef Allah 13, Darren Kelly 10
Al Ittihad: Torrington Cox 19, Kevin Burleson 14



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Dec. 7: KTP - FoKoPo 99-98
Dec. 7: Korihait - Kauhajoki 85-98
Dec. 8: Lapua - LrNMKY 80-90
Dec. 8: Nilan Bisons - Pyrinto 80-76
Dec. 8: Kataja - Kouvot 72-60
Dec. 7: Namika Lahti - Salon Vilpas 65-74

Regular Season: Round 17

Dec. 11: Salon Vilpas - Nilan Bisons
Dec. 12: Lapua - Korihait
Dec. 12: Kouvot - Kauhajoki
Dec. 12: LrNMKY - KTP
Dec. 12: FoKoPo - Namika Lahti
Dec. 13: Pyrinto - Kataja


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.3 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.22.1 
 3. Conley, LrNM.21.7 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot18.1 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua17.7 
 6. Hester, Kouvot17.3 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.17.0 
 8. Flowers, Kataja16.9 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto16.9 
 10. Bullock, Kauhajoki16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.7 
 2. Conley, LrNM.8.9 
 3. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.8 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 5. Ford, Kauhajoki8.1 
 6. Giles, KTP8.1 
 7. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 8. Dyer, Korihait7.9 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua7.7 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.9 
 2. Smith, Kataja5.1 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.1 
 4. Coleman, Lapua4.9 
 5. Burgess, FoKoPo4.4 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.3 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.1 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.9 
 9. Watson, Kauhajoki3.7 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Kataja
  (180-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Kataja2.6 
 2. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto2.2 
 4. Coleman, Lapua2.1 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 6. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 7. Williams, KTP1.9 
 8. Ford, Kauhajoki1.8 
 9. Holloway, Namika L.1.7 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Barrett, KTP1.6 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 5. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 7. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 8. McDade, Nilan B.0.9 
 9. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 10. Taft, Korihait0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Dec. 8: Tapiolan Honka - Oulun NMKY 92-99
Dec. 9: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY
Dec. 9: Tapiolan Honka - SayRi
Dec. 9: Huima - Pyrinto II
Dec. 9: ToPo - BC Nokia

B

Dec. 9: JyWe - Jarvenpaa
Dec. 9: Kerava ET - BC Jyvaskyla
Dec. 9: TuNMKY - Espoo Basket


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.25.0 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.22.3 
 4. Pederson, SayRi21.9 
 5. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.1 
 6. Young, Porvoon19.9 
 7. Tate, Porvoon19.9 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.19.9 
 9. Pyykkonen, JyWe19.9 
 10. Coleman, ToPo19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia15.1 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.6 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.5 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.9 
 5. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 6. Coleman, ToPo11.2 
 7. Salminen, TuNM.11.1 
 8. Stephens, Huima10.9 
 9. Young, Porvoon10.7 
 10. Suotamo, Espoo B.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.2 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.5.1 
 3. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.5 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.0 
 6. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.9 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia3.9 
 8. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.8 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.5 
 10. Little, Kerava ET3.5 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.3 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.5 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.3 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 5. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.2 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 8. Andersen, Espoo B.1.9 
 9. Thomas, SayRi1.9 
 10. Pederson, SayRi1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.5 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.7 
 5. Young, Porvoon1.5 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET1.5 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.2 
 8. Towa, Kerava ET1.1 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.1.1 
 10. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.0 


1. DIVISION: YMCA Oulu never gave up - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1A, round 11: A real thriller tonight in Espoo, where Honka (Tapiola) was leading YMCA Oulu during the half time by 21 points (47-26), but the visitors never gave up. It was a 15-point-game (69-54), when the last quarter started and Jani Kivinen (185-G-86) (YMCA Oulu) with a tap-in at the buzzer made the fight an OT contest. Then Team Oulu was better and upset Honka 92-99 (85) (47-26). Quarters: 25-15, 22-11, 22-28, 16-31, 7-14.
YMCA Oulu (6-5) was shooting with 57% accuracy from behind the arc (13/23). Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) alone made six out of eight 3-pointers. Russell Frederick (185-PG-88, college: Philadelphia) added 22 pts and grabbed nine rebounds. Jari Vanttaja (209-F/C-86, college: Baylor) helped with 16 pts/8rbs. Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) led Honka (7-4) with a double-double 24pts/12rbs. Tomorrow YMCA Oulu will play vs Tarmo (10-1) in Porvoo. Another thriller to come?

Honka - YMCA Oulu OT 92-99 (85) (47-26). (Ronnie Clark 24/12, Ilkka Sirola 19/12, Eric Brennan 18/6 - Dwight Coleman 27, Russell Frederick 22/9, Jari Vanttaja 16/8).



KORISLIIGA: Bisons on the top - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 15: Last season Finnish Champion Bisons from Loimaa has taken the top spot first time this season. Bisons (12-3) defeated Pyrinto (Tampere) today 80-76 (41-35) and left by the same Pyrinto (11-3) behind. Bisons are 8-0 now at home court, which fact tells, opponents have it very difficult to win at Loimaa. Pyrinto was close at the end (72-71), but Bisons made all FTs during the last minutes. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) leading again Bisons with 23 points and nine rebounds. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) added 21 pts (FTs 10/10) and Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) scoring his season high 13 pts. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) netted 22 pts for Pyrinto. Newcomer Reginald Bratton (193-G/F-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne) made 14 pts in 21:33 minutes.
Kataja (Joensuu) didn't allow Kouvot (Kouvola) to upset this time: 72-60 (36-21) for Kataja. Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) led Kataja (10-4) with 17 pts. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) (Kouvot) had a double-double 20pts/15rbs. And in the third contest of the day Korikobrat (Lapua) lost at home vs YMCA Lappeenranta 80-90 (45-45). The fourth quarter was too much for the hosts. YMCA LPR won those 10 minutes 16-26. Dwight Tolbert (195-F-86, college: Lander) (Lapua) scored game high 27 pts. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) led YMCA LPR (9-5) with 23 pts.

Bisons - Pyrinto 80-76 (41-35). (Martin Zeno 23/9/6a, Jeb Ivey 21/8, Kimmo Muurinen 13/7 - Antero Lehto 22, Reginald Bratton 14, Lamonte Ulmer 10/10. A: 1097).
Kataja - Kouvot 72-60 (36-21). (Jerald Fields 17/5a, Antti Kanervo 16, Jonte Flowers 14 - Chris Hester 20/15, Antto Nikkarinen 12, Ilari Seppala 10. A: 685).
Lapua - YMCA LPR 80-90 (45-45). (Dwight Tolbert 27, Troy Hampton 18, Samuel Haanpaa 13/11 - Jason Conley 23, Matt Gibson 19/5a, Greg Logins 17/10. A: 384).



Reginald Bratton agreed terms with Pyrinto, ex FUS Rabat - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne). He played recently at FUS Rabat in Moroccan D1 league. The last season Bratton also played at Widad Safrou AC de Casablanca in D1.
His team was regular season runner-up in SAC in 2008.
Bratton received also Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team award in 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Lan Mobel Iraurgi Saski Baloia) and United Kingdom (Worthing Thunder).
Bratton attended Lenoir-Rhyne College until 2008 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 8: Paris-Levallois - Gravelines 97-83
Dec. 8: Nancy - Limoges 90-72
Dec. 8: Orleans - Nanterre 83-79
Dec. 8: ASVEL - Dijon 78-65
Dec. 8: Cholet - Strasbourg 77-75
Dec. 8: Le Mans - Boulazac 61-67
Dec. 10: Chalon - Roanne
Dec. 12: Le Havre - Poitiers


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.1 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers17.3 
 3. Williams, Paris-.17.2 
 4. Buycks, Gravelines17.1 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.17.1 
 6. King, Le Havre16.1 
 7. Jackson, AS.15.8 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.8 
 9. Goree, Cholet15.5 
 10. Fitch, Strasbourg15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.7.9 
 4. Collins, Roanne7.8 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg7.6 
 6. May, Paris-Levallo.7.5 
 7. Williams, Chalon7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers6.9 
 9. King, Nancy6.9 
 10. Nivins, Poitiers6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. King, Le Havre6.3 
 2. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.0 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.8 
 5. Schilb, Chalon5.1 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg4.8 
 7. Everett, Cholet4.6 
 8. Diabate, Nancy4.6 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.4 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Stras.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Campbell, Stras.2.1 
 2. Williams, Paris-.2.1 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.0 
 4. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.0 
 6. Jomby, Cholet2.0 
 7. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.8 
 9. Schilb, Chalon1.7 
 10. Wanamaker, Limog.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 2. King, Nancy2.1 
 3. Sy, AS.1.4 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 5. Walker, Limoges1.3 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.2 
 7. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 8. Williams, Chalon1.1 
 9. Issa, Le Mans1.0 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.0 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 7: Fos Ouest - Denain 90-62
Dec. 7: St Quentin - Maurienne 90-58
Dec. 7: Chalons-Reims - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 87-78
Dec. 7: Evreux - Lille 86-80
Dec. 7: Rouen - Bordeaux 86-67
Dec. 8: St Vallier - Le Portel 81-88
Dec. 7: Nantes - Bourg 66-69
Dec. 7: Antibes - Charleville 109-81
Dec. 8: Boulogne - Hyeres-Toulon 102-69


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Brown, Maurienne22.8 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.7 
 3. Booker, St Vallier20.6 
 4. Blue, Antibes20.5 
 5. McKines, Rouen20.1 
 6. Siggers, Lille19.7 
 7. Boddicker, Pau-La.18.7 
 8. Bassett, Rouen18.4 
 9. Wood, Evreux17.8 
 10. Monds, Bourg17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhammadou JAITEH
  Boulogne
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Jaiteh, Boulogne10.3 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.2 
 3. Bing, Maurienne10.1 
 4. McKines, Rouen10.1 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin10.0 
 6. Kitts, Denain9.2 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.9.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes8.5 
 9. Monds, Bourg8.3 
 10. Rouse, St Vallier7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.4 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.0 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel5.8 
 4. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 5. Bassett, Rouen5.3 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Dumas, Bourg5.2 
 8. Denave, Pau-Lacq.5.1 
 9. Hannah, Evreux5.0 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier2.8 
 2. Flowers, Denain2.5 
 3. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 4. Toney, Charleville1.9 
 5. Hannah, Evreux1.9 
 6. Sonko, Bourg1.8 
 7. Wilson, Le Portel1.8 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.1.8 
 9. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 10. Siggers, Lille1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.5 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.5 
 3. Chism, Maurienne1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.2 
 5. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.1 
 7. Henry, Nantes1.0 
 8. Williams, St Quent.0.9 
 9. Burrell, Chalons-.0.8 
 10. Ho You Fat, Evre.0.8 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 8: St Chamond - Blois 91-68
Dec. 8: Quimper - Orchy 86-79 OT
Dec. 8: CFBB - Rennes 82-85 OT
Dec. 8: Vichy - Sorgues 82-75
Dec. 8: Souffel - Monaco 79-76
Dec. 8: Cognac - Angers BC 49 76-61
Dec. 8: La Rochelle - Chartres 75-69


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois18.5 
 2. Zamroz, Sorgues18.3 
 3. Petrovic, Orchy18.0 
 4. Raji, Quimper18.0 
 5. Inglis, CFBB17.5 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4917.3 
 7. Cole, La Rochelle16.8 
 8. Herard, Challans16.4 
 9. Pene, Rennes16.3 
 10. Thinon, Sorgues15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.8 
 2. Calasan, Monaco8.9 
 3. Raji, Quimper8.8 
 4. Inglis, CFBB8.5 
 5. Caskill, Cognac8.1 
 6. Sall, Rennes8.0 
 7. Diame, Rueil7.6 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle7.2 
 9. Avramovic, Chart.7.2 
 10. Tornato, Blois7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.0 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.1 
 3. Fellah, Angers B.5.7 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.5.7 
 5. Saounera, Rueil5.1 
 6. Barbry, Orchy4.9 
 7. Thomas, Vichy4.8 
 8. Brochard, Blois4.4 
 9. Boivin, Chartres4.4 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.9 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.3 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.2 
 4. Mouillard, Cognac2.0 
 5. Gueye, Sorgues2.0 
 6. Lessort, Vichy2.0 
 7. Rathieuville, Chal.1.8 
 8. Davis, Blois1.8 
 9. Landu-Bongo, St C.1.8 
 10. Herard, Challans1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. Diame, Rueil1.8 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 4. Alingue, Souffel1.4 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.4 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 8. Ben Driss, Rennes1.0 
 9. Traore, Angers B.1.0 
 10. Kolb, Quimper0.9 


Gomis is back at Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProA) signed 34-year old domestic ex-international guard Joseph Gomis (180-76kg-78). Its actually his comeback to Sluc Nancy as he played here before. Gomis just played at Limoges CSP Elite in ProB. Gomis helped his team get promotion to ProA. In 9 games this season he had 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (10-11) season he also played at
Gomis missed two seasons. In 2010-2011 he played at Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Ethias League. In 36 games last season he recorded 10.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com League All-Bosmans Team. Gomis also played 16 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.7ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Domestic Player of the Year in 2012. Gomis represented France at the European Championships in Spain five years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.6apg.
Gomis has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Leche Rio Breogan and Blancos de Rueda) and Germany (Bielefeld).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Orleans land Drew Viney, ex Asseco Prok. - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) tabbed 24-year old American forward Drew Viney (203-88, college: Loyola Mary). He already started the season at Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL league. In only one game this season he had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks. The last season Viney also played at Loyola Marymount University in West Coast Conference in the NCAA. In 21 games last year he averaged 15.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-WCC 1st Team.
He just graduated from Loyola Marymount University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Vineys team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center



NM1 Round 13: Quimper UJAP defeats leader Orchesien BC - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Orchesien BC (9-2) on the court of fourth ranked Quimper UJAP on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Quimper UJAP in overtime 86-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Orchesien BC trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-17 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 11-18. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 19 points and 11 assists for the winners. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quimper UJAP have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cognac and Souffel. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Quimper UJAP is looking forward to face Monaco (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Vendee Challans (#15) and is hoping to win this game.

In the last two games of round 13 Chartres was beaten by La Rochelle on the road 75-69. St Chamond destroyed Blois on its own court 91-68. Sorgues unfortunately lost to Vichy in a road game 75-82. Souffel managed to beat Monaco at home 79-76. Angers BC 49 was defeated by Cognac on the opponent's court 61-76.
The most impressive performance of 13th round was 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by El Kabir Pene of Rennes.


Quimper - Orchy 86-79 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Orchesien BC (9-2) on the court of fourth ranked Quimper UJAP on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Quimper UJAP in overtime 86-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Orchesien BC trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-17 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 11-18. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 assists for the winners. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and guard Antoine Belkessa (186-88) added 19 points in the effort for Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quimper UJAP have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cognac and Souffel. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Quimper UJAP is looking forward to face Monaco (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Vendee Challans (#15) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimper: C.Raji 27+8reb+3ast, C.Cherry 19+3reb+11ast, J.Moupegnou 12+3reb, B.Doumbe 10+3reb, O.Kolb 9+9reb+1ast, E.Plateau 5+9reb+1ast
Orchy: D.Petrovic 23+11reb+2ast, A.Belkessa 19+1reb+2ast, R.Malet 9+2reb+4ast, O.Gouez 7+2reb, T.Stanley 6+2reb+1ast, R.Carter 5+5reb
gschID: 184805


La Rochelle - Chartres 75-69

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked La Rochelle (6-6) beat at home 11th ranked Chartres (4-7) 75-69 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Chartres won third quarter 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Julien Sauret (184-81) added 19 points in the effort for Chartres. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. La Rochelle moved-up to eighth place. Loser Chartres keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. La Rochelle will face Union Rennes (#12) on the road in the next round. Chartres will play against JA Vichy.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: J.Cole 15+9reb+1ast, S.Soliman 13+1reb+1ast, A.Thomson 11+7reb+3ast, F.Sahraoui 9+2reb+5ast, A.M'Boma 8+2reb+2ast, D.Sylla 8+3reb+2ast
Chartres: J.Sauret 19+3reb+2ast, L.Avramovic 15+8reb+1ast, M.Vasic 8+2reb, G.Lemon 7+6reb, Z.Bojovic 7+3reb, A.Barakaou 6+2reb
gschID: 184804


St Chamond - Blois 91-68

There was an upset when higher ranked Blois (7-4) was smashed on the road by fifteenth ranked Saint Chamond (4-8) 91-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Chamond. Blois was better in third quarter 25-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. Saint Chamond looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Players Group) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. Saint Chamond's coach Alain Thinet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds and guard Gary Staelens (189-84) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Blois. Saint Chamond moved-up to fourteenth place. Loser Blois keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Saint Chamond will face higher ranked Angers BC 49 (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Landu-Bongo 20+6reb+2ast, I.Bankevics 20+2reb, M.Ledoux 13+4reb+2ast, R.Tillon 10+2reb+7ast, R.Jacon 8+1reb+3ast, J.Rinna 6+3reb+3ast
Blois: V.Kaunisto 24+18reb, P.Brochard 10+1reb+1ast, G.Staelens 10+5ast, M.Sy 8+2reb+1ast, J.Tornato 6+2reb+1ast, W.Aka 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184803


Vichy - Sorgues 82-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked JA Vichy's (8-4) home victory over 7th ranked Sorgues (6-5) 82-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-75. JA Vichy outrebounded Sorgues 40-19 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Rida El Amrani (180-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) answered with 19 points and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) added 16 points and 4 steals in the effort for Sorgues. JA Vichy have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Sorgues keeps the seventh position with five games lost. JA Vichy will face Chartres (#11) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sorgues will play against Rueil (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy: J.Reynolds 20+7reb+4ast, D.Tshomba 17+3reb+5ast, R.El Amrani 10+13reb+3ast, G.Pons 8+5reb+3ast, O.Da Silveira 7+1reb, V.Gelin 6+1reb+5ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 19+1reb+3ast, A.Thinon 16+1reb+1ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 12+5reb, W.Gueye 9+5ast, X.Pasut 8+4reb+1ast, C.Mansare 8+3reb
gschID: 184808


Souffel - Monaco 79-76

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Monaco (4-6) was edged by second ranked Souffelweyersheim (9-3) in Souffel. 79-76 on Saturday. However just three-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 30-20. But Monaco won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Souffelweyersheim outrebounded Monaco 43-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for forward Jerome Cazenobe (202-89) who helped to win the game recording 7 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Frederic Broliron (193-79) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) answered with 16 points and 9 assists and Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Monaco. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Souffelweyersheim maintains second place with 9-3 record having just -1 point less than leader Orchy, which they share with Cognac and Quimper. Newly promoted Monaco keeps the tenth position with six games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Blois (#6) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against Rueil (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Souffel: F.Broliron 17+2reb+4ast, J.Alingue 11+6reb, J.Bach 11+3reb+1ast, F.Minet 10+4reb+7ast, M.M'Bodji 10+2reb+1ast, A.N'Diaye 8+9reb
Monaco: A.Christophe 16+2reb+9ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 15+2reb, N.Calasan 13+9reb+3ast, O.Bardet 11+4reb+2ast, M.Diallo 10+3reb, T.Bennett 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184807


CFBB - Rennes 82-85 OT

Rennes overcame CFBB in overtime for the fourth win in the season. E.Kabir Pene came up with 31 points, 5 assists and 5 boards to lead the visitors. B.M'Poy contributed 25 points in the winning effort. Damien Inglis answered 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for CFBB.
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 31+5reb+5ast, B.M'Poy 25+6reb, O.Sall 10+12reb, G.Broudic 8+5reb, S.Ben Driss 6+2reb+2ast, E.Esneu Doguet 5+2reb+1ast
CFBB: D.Inglis 20+9reb+6ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 17+4reb+1ast, C.Pontens 15+1reb+1ast, E.Ory 10+1reb+1ast, L.Dussoulier 10+1reb+1ast, Y.Smock 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184802


Cognac - Angers BC 49 76-61

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Cognac (9-3) defeated at home 11th ranked Angers BC 49 (4-7) 76-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Cognac. Angers BC 49 was better in second period 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Cognac outrebounded Angers BC 49 42-28 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Angers BC 49 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Sadio Doucoure (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Jean-Philippe Ludon (200-83) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Algerian point guard Ahmed Fellah (180-81) added 7 points, 7 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Angers BC 49. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cognac moved-up to second place, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Angers BC 49 lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with seven games lost. Cognac will have a break next round. Angers BC 49 will play at home against Saint Chamond (#14).
Top scorers:
Cognac: S.Doucoure 19+9reb+3ast, M.Buval 16+2reb+2ast, J.Ludon 11+9reb+3ast, D.Sencanski 10+5reb, C.Bertorelle 9+5reb+4ast, M.Choplin 9+2reb+4ast
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 22+6reb+1ast, L.Gunnarsson 11+3reb+1ast, T.Lonzieme 7+4reb+3ast, A.Fellah 7+3reb+7ast, S.Traore 4+6reb, M.Sidibe 3+2reb
gschID: 184801



ProB Round 13: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

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

ProB round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (10-3) against fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (9-4) 87-78 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-87 at the end of the game. Chalons-Reims made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 9-4 record, which they share with Le Portel. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Antibes who have the same record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play next round against league's leader Olympique Antibes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chalons-Reims will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) loss. Olympique Antibes smashed 16th ranked Charleville-Mezieres at home 109-81. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Anthony Hilliard chipped in 18 points and 8 assists. At the losing side American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympique Antibes 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 Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Evreux. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres dropped to the fifteenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Denain. Charleville-Mezieres will play next round against Saint-Quentin trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road.
The game in Saint-Quentin supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked Aix-Maurienne (7-6) played at the court of eighth ranked Saint-Quentin (7-6). Saint-Quentin smashed Aix-Maurienne 90-58 on Friday. Julien Lesieu nailed 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Saint-Quentin's coach Sebastien Lambert felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wilbert Brown came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Aix-Maurienne in the defeat. Saint-Quentin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne. Saint-Quentin will meet Charleville-Mezieres (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Nantes. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 14th ranked Nantes (5-8) to eleventh ranked JL Bourg (6-7) 69-66 on Friday evening. Jerome Sanchez fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. JL Bourg moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Nantes at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be higher ranked ALM Evreux (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nantes will play against Denain Voltaire (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-5) and 17th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (3-10) in Boulogne on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. SO Maritime Boulogne outscored guests from Toulon 102-69. It was a very good performance for Mouhammadou Jaiteh who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. SO Maritime Boulogne have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 8-5 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with ten games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face higher ranked Le Portel (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hyeres-Toulon will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Le Portel beat St Vallier on the road 88-81. Evreux won against Lille on its own court 86-80. Denain was outscored by Fos Ouest in a road game 90-62. Rouen rolled over Bordeaux at home 86-67.


Boulogne - Hyeres-Toulon 102-69

The game between sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-5) and 17th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (3-10) in Boulogne on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. SO Maritime Boulogne outscored guests from Toulon 102-69. The game without a history. SO Maritime Boulogne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 38 and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. SO Maritime Boulogne forced 22 Hyeres-Toulon turnovers and outrebounded them 43-24 including a 18-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. SO Maritime Boulogne looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St.) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and the other American import swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 8-5 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with ten games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face higher ranked Le Portel (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hyeres-Toulon will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: M.Jaiteh 27+10reb+1ast, K.Horton 21+12reb+2ast, M.Var 12+1reb, V.Bigote 10+6reb+5ast, J.Rousselle 10+6ast, K.Cunningham 9+5reb
Hyeres-Toulon: C.McIntosh 23+5reb+2ast, B.Niang 12+3reb, J.Newson 12+7reb+1ast, A.Julien 11+2reb+5ast, G.Radonjic 8+4reb+2ast, A.Salmon 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179347


St Vallier - Le Portel 81-88

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Le Portel (9-4) beat on the road 9th ranked Saint Vallier (6-7) 88-81 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 assists. His fellow American import forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) answered with 23 points and American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Saint Vallier. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. Le Portel will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) at home in the next round. Saint Vallier will play against Lille Metropole.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 14+5reb+1ast, B.Mangin 13+1reb+2ast, R.Taylor 12+4reb+10ast, D.Wilson 12+8reb+2ast, M.N'Diaye 12+3reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 11+2reb+2ast
St Vallier: R.Booker 23+2reb+3ast, H.Disy 15+4reb+2ast, E.Craven 13+5reb+7ast, C.Rouse 11+11reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 10+4reb+3ast, I.Koma 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179346


Antibes - Charleville 109-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) loss. Olympique Antibes smashed 16th ranked Charleville-Mezieres at home 109-81. The game without a history. Olympique Antibes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Olympique Antibes forced 22 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 18 long-distance shots on high 51.4 percentage. Olympique Antibes players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Charleville-Mezieres' players. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) chipped in 18 points and 8 assists. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympique Antibes 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 Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Evreux. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres dropped to the fifteenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Denain. Charleville-Mezieres will play next round against Saint-Quentin trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 26+10reb+5ast, A.Hilliard 18+4reb+8ast, B.Monclar 15+2reb+3ast, T.Huffman 14+3reb+4ast, S.Essart 8+3ast, L.Bengaber 8+3reb+7ast
Charleville: P.Sanders 22+8reb+2ast, T.Toney 14+5reb+2ast, V.Pridotkas 14+9reb+2ast, N.Racon 9+2reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 7+3ast, F.Calvez 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 179348


Chalons-Reims - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 87-78

ProB round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (10-3) against fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (9-4) 87-78 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-87 at the end of the game. Chalons-Reims made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and David Denave (195-85) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 9-4 record, which they share with Le Portel. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Antibes who have the same record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play next round against league's leader Olympique Antibes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chalons-Reims will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 18+4reb, T.Johnson 17+8reb+1ast, R.Mels 14+2reb+3ast, B.Mullins 13+1reb+3ast, A.Tsagarakis 9+2reb, P.Poupet 8+1reb
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 26+10reb+1ast, D.Denave 19+5reb+2ast, J.Morency 7+1reb, S.Driss 7+1reb+3ast, I.Ordin 7+2reb, C.Jackson 5+2reb
gschID: 179345


Nantes - Bourg 66-69

A very interesting game took place in Nantes. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 14th ranked Nantes (5-8) to eleventh ranked JL Bourg (6-7) 69-66 on Friday evening. It looked good early as Nantes took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then JL Bourg had a 20-15 second period charge getting the lead and Nantes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-69. They outrebounded Nantes 35-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. Jerome Sanchez (197-90) fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) added 7 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. JL Bourg moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Nantes at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be higher ranked ALM Evreux (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nantes will play against Denain Voltaire (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bourg: M.Sonko 16+6reb+1ast, D.Monds 14+9reb, A.Tanghe 11+1reb, J.Sanchez 10+12reb+3ast, P.Braud 6+1reb+1ast, L.Williams 5+1reb
Nantes: J.Mathis 22+7reb+3ast, L.Corbett 11+1reb+2ast, N.Gayon 10+3reb, E.Mendy 7+4reb+4ast, J.Douillet 6+1reb, C.Ferchaud 4+2ast
gschID: 179344


Evreux - Lille 86-80

Very expected game when 13th ranked Lille Metropole (5-8) lost on the road to third ranked ALM Evreux (10-3) 86-80 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Lille Metropole was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Lille Metropole 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. ALM Evreux looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Quite impressive performance for power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) answered with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) added 20 points in the effort for Lille Metropole. Lille Metropole's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ALM Evreux keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Antibes. Lille Metropole lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with eight games lost. ALM Evreux will face JL Bourg (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lille Metropole will play against Saint Vallier.
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 19+12reb+6ast, G.Florimont 19+9reb, C.Hannah 19+7reb+4ast, D.Reed 12+4reb+4ast, S.Ho You Fat 8+2reb, L.Konate 7+3reb+1ast
Lille: J.Siggers 20+1reb+1ast, M.Tensorer 14+5reb+1ast, S.Smith 14+9reb+4ast, L.Akono 9+2reb+7ast, S.Bradford 8+6reb+3ast, M.Camara 8+2reb
gschID: 179343


St Quentin - Maurienne 90-58

The game in Saint-Quentin supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked Aix-Maurienne (7-6) played at the court of eighth ranked Saint-Quentin (7-6). Saint-Quentin smashed Aix-Maurienne 90-58 on Friday. The game without a history. Saint-Quentin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Aix-Maurienne's 26. Saint-Quentin had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) nailed 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin's coach Sebastien Lambert felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds and Meredis Houmounou (188-88) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Aix-Maurienne in the defeat. Saint-Quentin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne. Saint-Quentin will meet Charleville-Mezieres (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 17+5reb+1ast, D.Williams 14+5reb+2ast, K.Bichard 12+2reb+4ast, L.Simmons 10+6reb+2ast, D.Quincy-Jones 7+4reb, A.Saaka 7+4reb
Maurienne: W.Brown 22+6reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 14+6reb+4ast, T.Yvrande 6+3reb, W.Chism 5+2reb, J.Leria 5+4reb+1ast, M.Traore 4+1reb
gschID: 179342


Fos Ouest - Denain 90-62

Rather predictable result when twelfth ranked Fos Ouest (6-7) rolled over at home 15th ranked Denain Voltaire (4-9) 90-62 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-62. Fos Ouest made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Denain Voltaire turnovers. Quite impressive performance for American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 27 points. Naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Dia (202-78) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) answered with 8 points and 9 rebounds and Spanish center Rafael Lopez (204-86) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Denain Voltaire. Denain Voltaire's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Fos Ouest moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the fifteenth position with nine games lost. Fos Ouest will face bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against Nantes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 27+2reb+2ast, M.Hachad 18+4reb+1ast, J.Williamson 13+3reb+2ast, M.Dia 11+13reb, S.Giffa 8+5reb+1ast, P.Haquet 4+2reb+5ast
Denain: L.Humphrey 14+1reb+1ast, R.Lopez 9+6reb+2ast, M.Kitts 8+9reb+2ast, J.Flowers 8+4reb+1ast, V.Ateba 7+1ast, X.Gaillou 7+2ast
gschID: 179341


Rouen - Bordeaux 86-67

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Bordeaux (2-11) was outscored on the road by tenth ranked SPO Rouen (6-7) 86-67 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SPO Rouen made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Bordeaux turnovers and outrebounded them 34-22 including 19 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for American guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 5 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). The former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Serbian center Dragan Ceranic (212-76, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 11 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Bordeaux. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SPO Rouen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bordeaux lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. SPO Rouen will face Hyeres-Toulon (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bordeaux will play against Fos Ouest.
Top scorers:
Rouen: O.Bassett 28+3reb+5ast, G.Chathuant 15+7reb+2ast, W.McKines 12+9reb+2ast, T.Wesley 10+2reb+1ast, M.Diarra 8+4reb, M.Courby 7+5reb+1ast
Bordeaux: B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 12+4reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 11+1reb+4ast, D.Ceranic 11+5reb+2ast, M.Humphrey 10+7reb+1ast, M.Guichard 7+3ast, R.Dardaine 6+1reb
gschID: 179340



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  GABON   


African Champions Cup: Manga BB clinched the 7th place - by Eurobasket News

ABC- Manga BB 63:73

Manga BB clinched the 7th place at the African Champions Cup. The team from Gabon overcame ABC 73:63 in the game for the 7-8 places. Ivorian team finished the tournament on the 8th place.
ABC opened the game with 18-14 but could not win the last game. Manga replied with 22-16 in the second frame and took 2-point lead at the halftime. Moreover Gabonese team added two victories in the second half for the final success. They won the third period 22-18 and finished the game with 15-11 in the last stanza.
Darlyse Obango (88) paced all the winners with 20 points, while Steve Madama (84) notched 15. Jean Michael Kouzou delivered 9 and Lyvann Obame (201-F/C, college: Monroe Coll.) tossed in 8. Bohui Pierre Gbotto (180-G-82) finished the game with 17 points, whilst Stephane Konate (187-G-80) notched 12. Anderson Affi (195-F-82) added 9, while Dennis Ebikoro (200-F/G-88) posted 8.

ABC: Bohui Pierre Gbotto 17, Stephane Konate 12, Anderson Affi 9, Dennis Ebikoro 8
Manga BB: Darlyse Obango 20, Steve Madama 15, Jean Michael Kouzou 9, Lyvann Obame 8



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 8: Dinamo Tbilisi - Sokhumi 81-77
Dec. 7: Rustavi - Armia 79-77
Dec. 8: MIA Academy - Olimpi 62-71
Dec. 8: STU Tbilisi - Batumi 60-84

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 14: Rustavi - Olimpi
Dec. 14: Kutaisi - MIA Academy
Dec. 15: Armia - Dinamo Tbilisi
Dec. 15: Samedicino - STU Tbilisi
Dec. 15: Sokhumi - TSU Tbilisi

Round 8

Dec. 11: TSU Tbilisi - Samedicino


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi21.4 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.19.8 
 3. Bowie, Rustavi19.5 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.18.3 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.17.6 
 6. Bakradze, TSU T.15.6 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.1 
 8. Nanitashvili, Batu.15.0 
 9. Milosevic, Olimpi14.9 
 10. Nelson, Rustavi14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi13.0 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.7 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.9 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.3 
 5. Keshelava, Batumi10.5 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.9.2 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi7.9 
 8. Revazashvili, Same.7.7 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.7.6 
 10. Wilson, Armia7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.8.5 
 2. Sokk, Olimpi7.0 
 3. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.0 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.3 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.1 
 6. Gaprindashvi., Sam.4.8 
 7. Lezhava, Dinamo T.4.7 
 8. Bakradze, TSU T.4.1 
 9. Bowie, Rustavi3.9 
 10. Baakashvili, Sokh.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.3.0 
 2. Bowie, Rustavi2.9 
 3. Millage, Armia2.2 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi2.1 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 6. Dvalishvili, Olimpi1.9 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.7 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 10. Barbakadze, Kutai.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Richard MATIASHVILI
  Kutaisi
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.4 
 2. Milosevic, Olimpi1.3 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.3 
 4. Kobidze, TSU T.1.2 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 6. Kvelashvili, Batumi1.0 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia1.0 
 8. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 9. Nazmiev, Sokhumi0.9 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.9 


Dinamo Tbilisi welcomes back Carter, ex KAOD - by Eurobasket Center

Dinamo Tbilisi (Superleague) tabbed 24-year old American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points). Its actually his comeback to Tbilisi as he played here before. Carter played recently at KAO Dramas in Greek A1 league. In 8 games this season he averaged 5.0ppg and 4.1rpg. The last season he also played at Dinamo Tbilisi. In 19 Superleague games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 23.4ppg and recorded 13.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.6apg and 1.7spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Rookie of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
Carters college team won CAA Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He graduated from Old Dominion University in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He will really help the team, since Dinamo has 2 key players injured.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Superleague Round 8: Rustavi take a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Rustavi Energy Invest as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Energy Invest edged 3rd ranked Armia in Rustavi 79-77. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 26-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest forced 19 Armia turnovers. American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for Armia. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Armia dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Armia will play next round against Dinamo Tbilisi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Invest will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpi in Tbilisi.
Undefeated MIA (6-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Olimpi (6-1) 71-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of MIA. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and Sten-Timmu Sokk who added 9 points and 8 assists during the contest. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) responded with 8 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Academy. Olimpi will play against league's leader Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. MIA will play on the road against Kutaisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Batumi (3-5) 84-60 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Lasha Keshelava who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds. Even 21 points by Irakli Dzidziguri did not help to save the game for STU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Batumi moved-up to seventh place. STU at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) and Sokhumi (#9). Dinamo Tbilisi (4-3) won against visiting Sokhumi (1-6) 81-77. The best player for the winners was Keyon Carter who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Sokhumi's coach Vazha Kvaratskhelia let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains sixth position with 4-3 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the ninth place with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.


MIA Academy - Olimpi 62-71

Undefeated MIA (6-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Olimpi (6-1) 71-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of MIA. MIA was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Olimpi made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. Olimpi outrebounded MIA 48-35 including 18 on the offensive glass. MIA was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 18 rebounds and Greek-Estonian point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-89) who added 9 points and 8 assists during the contest. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) responded with 8 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olimpi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Academy. Olimpi will play against league's leader Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. MIA will play on the road against Kutaisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 18+18reb, M.Berishvili 12+8reb, S.Sokk 9+4reb+8ast, I.Mikeladze 8+1ast, I.Hoger 6+1reb, N.Tenieshvili 5+2reb
MIA Academy: D.Vaughn 18+4reb+4ast, C.Prewitt 11+5reb, K.Archibeque 8+17reb+2ast, A.Lomouri 6, M.Bokolishvili 5+1reb+1ast, B.Lezhava 5+3ast
gschID: 205006


Dinamo Tbilisi - Sokhumi 81-77

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) and Sokhumi (#9). Dinamo Tbilisi (4-3) won against visiting Sokhumi (1-6) 81-77. Dinamo Tbilisi players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Irakli Chlaidze (199-89) produced 25 points and 5 rebounds and Uzbekistani-Russian guard Ruslan Nazmiev (200-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sokhumi's coach Vazha Kvaratskhelia let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Dinamo Tbilisi maintains sixth position with 4-3 record. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the ninth place with six games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Armia.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: K.Carter 31+13reb+2ast, L.Karim 16+6reb+8ast, B.Chikviladze 13+6reb+6ast, F.Clayman 10+8reb+4ast, T.Niniashvili 9+5reb, G.Ormotsadze 2+2reb+1ast
Sokhumi: I.Chlaidze 25+5reb+1ast, R.Nazmiev 18+8reb+3ast, V.Kadaria 12+14reb+2ast, D.Dekanoidze 10+8reb+2ast, R.Baakashvili 4+2reb+1ast, G.Shvangiradze 3
gschID: 205007


STU Tbilisi - Batumi 60-84

Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Batumi (3-5) 84-60 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Batumi. STU managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and guard Giorgi Nanitashvili (187-90) supported him with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Batumi players scored in double figures. Even 21 points by forward Irakli Dzidziguri (202-82) did not help to save the game for STU. Forward Giorgi Kvetenadze (201-90) added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Batumi moved-up to seventh place. STU at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Batumi: L.Keshelava 23+16reb+1ast, G.Nanitashvili 18+7reb+5ast, A.Eliashvili 16+11reb+2ast, N.Ramishvili 15+2reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 11+7reb+5ast, G.Kvelashvili 1+5reb
STU Tbilisi: I.Dzidziguri 21+2reb+3ast, G.Kvetenadze 12+10reb+2ast, D.Dvalishvili 8+1reb, V.Janashia 6+8reb+3ast, Z.Machaladze 5+12reb+3ast, L.Minashvili 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 205005


Rustavi - Armia 79-77

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Energy Invest as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Energy Invest edged 3rd ranked Armia in Rustavi 79-77. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 26-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest forced 19 Armia turnovers. American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lamayn Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Swedish center Joakim Kjellbom (213-79, college: N.Arizona) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Armia. Four Armia players scored in double figures. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Armia dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Kutaisi. Armia will play next round against Dinamo Tbilisi trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Dinamo Tbilisi. Energy Invest will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpi in Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: N.Bowie 31+6reb+5ast, K.Nelson 15+6reb+1ast, R.Atanelishvili 13+4reb, T.Toudjani 9+8reb, L.Tsekvava 8+5reb+4ast, L.Khmelidze 2+1reb
Armia: J.Kjellbom 18+7reb, I.Sakvarelidze 16+4reb+3ast, L.Wilson 12+12reb+2ast, C.Millage 11+4reb+3ast, A.Boisa 9+6reb+2ast, G.Gamqrelidze 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 205004



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 12

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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm18.3 
 2. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.3 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.16.1 
 4. Thompson, ALBA15.4 
 5. Baxter, LTi 46ers14.6 
 6. Prowell, LTi 46ers14.5 
 7. White, Phoenix14.3 
 8. Nachbar, Brose B.14.3 
 9. Taylor, Neckar L.14.2 
 10. Anderson, s.Oliv.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.3 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.3 
 3. Gordon, Phoenix7.2 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.0 
 5. McGhee, Bayreuth6.8 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.6.7 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.7 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 9. Homan, B.Muenchen6.4 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.2 
 2. White, Phoenix4.6 
 3. Wood, ALBA4.0 
 4. Gibson, Fraport SKY4.0 
 5. Redding, Walter T.3.9 
 6. Harris, LTi 46ers3.8 
 7. Joyce, EWE Baskets3.7 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.6 
 9. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.6 
 10. Timberlake, MBC3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.1.9 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.7 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 7. White, Phoenix1.6 
 8. Redding, Walter T.1.5 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. Young, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.8 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.3 
 5. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.2 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 8. Boateng, NY Phant.1.2 
 9. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 13

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


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.6 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.4 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.1 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Barker, Jena16.8 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.7 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.3 
 8. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.6 
 9. Adams, Finke B.15.3 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Livas, Goettingen8.6 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.3 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 6. Henley, ETB W.8.2 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen7.6 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena7.3 
 9. Richardson, Karls.7.3 
 10. Thompson, NBC7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Williams, Vechta7.6 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.4 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.7 
 5. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.8 
 7. Jeka, Jena4.7 
 8. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz4.6 
 10. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.5 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.1 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 7. Harris, Goettingen1.7 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.6 
 10. Moore, Crailsheim1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.5 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 3. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.3 
 5. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.2 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.1 
 8. Adams, Finke B.0.9 
 9. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 
 10. Maier, Kirchheim0.8 


Aschersleben: New recruit Philipp Lieser shins against Wolfenbuettel - by Moritz Korff

First game, first win for Philipp Lieser (194-G-87, college: Cent.Washington) as a Tiger. The German guard parted ways with 2. Bundesliga Pro B team BSW Sixers recently, but found a new home shortly. On Saturday Lieser put on a Aschersleben Tigers jersey for the first time and led his new team to a 82-67 home win over MTV/BG Wolfenbuettel. Lieser contributed with 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one blocked shot to the ASL success. The Tigers were led by Kris Douse (198-F-86, college: Point Park), who collected 20 points and nine boards, and are eager to stop the downward spiral in the 1. Regionalliga North for good.


Bogdan Sandu posts double-double in debut - by Moritz Korff

Bogdan Sandu (200-F-87) made his debut for the Rattelsdorf Independents (1. Regionalliga South-East) this Saturday. The Romanian forward scored 17 points and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in 71-69 away win against the Dachau Spurs. Sandu played for first division team CS Dinamo Bucuresti in his native Romania last season, averaging 5.3 points as well as 3.6 boards per contest in 24 games played. Earlier in his career he also played for another team from the Romanian capital, Rapid.


Paul Harrison: "I just think the Sixers wasn't the right fit for me" - by Moritz Korff

One of the most productive big men at the NCAA Division 2 level last season, Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) struggled to put up solid numbers during his first job as a professional and thus was waived by 2. Bundesliga Pro B team BSW Sixers in November. "I was not playing to the best of my ability", the 23-year-old Alpharetta, Georgia native said. Sixers' head coach Stephen Arigbabu had high hopes following Harrison's showings in the preseason exhibition games, but felt that he had to make a change as the rookie was not able to continue the same way in the first nine encounters of the regular season. "I definitely played a lot better in the preseason than in the regular season", Harrison admits.

In the Pro B he scored 10.2 points per contest (playing 21:29 minutes a game), a number below his rebounding (10.4rpg) during his senior season at North Greenwood and had a 3.3 boards per game-average. He had some decent performances though, showing flashes of his potential and contributing in double digits on five occasions, including a personal season-high 18 points against Wolfenbuettel (converting eight of his eleven finishing opportunities) and two 16 points-performances (against Recklinghausen and Wedel), in which he impressed with high percentage shooting as well. "My overall game could have been better, I just think the Sixers wasn't the right fit for me", he says. Considering the stats line that he posted for the Crusaders last year (17.9ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2.0bpg), which resulted in All-Conference Carolinas Second Team honors, he remains confident for his further career: "I think I could be a very dominate player at the Pro B level. No doubt in my mind I could average a double double (in this league). Right now I am in Finland with Kaarinan URA Baskets to see if this is a better fit. I'm sure it will be." In his first game for the second division side, a 85-80 win over Huima on Thursday, Harrison scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked two shots.



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 9

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


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Kavala
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Gagaloudis, Kavala20.3 
 2. Pappas, Panionios19.1 
 3. Kiritsis, Ikaros18.6 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.0 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.9 
 6. McGrath, PA.14.9 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros14.6 
 8. Kakaroudis, KAOD14.0 
 9. Knowles, KAOD13.8 
 10. Tsaldaris, Koloss.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.9 
 2. Vrkic, Ikaros7.2 
 3. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.1 
 4. Faye, Ikaros7.1 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.8 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 8. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.8 
 9. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 10. Coleman, Kavala6.2 
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.4.4 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.3.9 
 5. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos3.8 
 7. Gagaloudis, Kavala3.7 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK3.7 
 9. Tsochlas, AGOR3.6 
 10. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 2. Grundy, Kavala2.1 
 3. Palmer, KAOD2.1 
 4. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 5. Papanikolaou, Olym.2.0 
 6. Grant, Apollon1.9 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.8 
 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, Kavala2.0 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.6 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.4 
 5. Michel, KAOD1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 10. Wyatt, Ikaros0.9 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 8: Irakleio - OFI 97-94
Dec. 8: Filathlitikos - Niki Volou 92-67
Dec. 8: Trikalla - Koroivos 90-81
Dec. 8: Agia Paraskevis - Arkadikos 84-77
Dec. 8: Lavrio - Doxa Lefkadas 80-65
Dec. 8: Ikaroi Serron - Nea Kifisia 76-74
Dec. 8: Pagrati - Ermis Lagkada 76-54


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.21.1 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.7 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.19.9 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.3 
 5. Vranjes, Pagrati18.1 
 6. Kakiouzis, Lavrio17.8 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.17.0 
 8. Kitsoulis, OFI16.3 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.15.3 
 10. Kaklamanos, Trika.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Noeas, Koroivos8.9 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.8 
 3. Manousos, Doxa L.8.6 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.6 
 5. Doychinov, OFI8.2 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.7.7 
 7. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.2 
 8. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 9. Kitsoulis, OFI7.1 
 10. Charismidis, Trik.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.6 
 2. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.5 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.4 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos5.3 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.9 
 6. Papadakis, OFI3.7 
 7. Saloustros, Filath.3.7 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.4 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 2. Vranjes, Pagrati2.3 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.2.3 
 4. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.2 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.0 
 7. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.9 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
 9. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.8 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.1.1 
 4. Pelkic, Irakleio0.9 
 5. Charismidis, Trika.0.9 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.8 
 8. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.8 
 9. Antetokoubo, Filat.0.7 
 10. Paschalis, Lavrio0.7 


Dinamo Tbilisi welcomes back Carter, ex KAOD - by Tomek

Dinamo Tbilisi (Superleague) tabbed 24-year old American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points). Its actually his comeback to Tbilisi as he played here before. Carter played recently at KAO Dramas in Greek A1 league. In 8 games this season he averaged 5.0ppg and 4.1rpg. The last season he also played at Dinamo Tbilisi. In 19 Superleague games last year he was second best scorer with impressive 23.4ppg and recorded 13.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.6apg and 1.7spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Rookie of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team.
Carters college team won CAA Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He graduated from Old Dominion University in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He will really help the team, since Dinamo has 2 key players injured.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 12-2 
 2. Leiden 11-2 
 3. M.Magixx 9-4 
 4. Groningen 9-5 
 5. Leeuwarden 7-7 
 6. Zwolle 7-7 
 7. Den Helder K. 7-7 
 8. Weert 4-9 
 9. Amsterdam 1-12 
 10. Rotterdam 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 12

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


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 8: De Hoppers - BC Apollo 2 83-72
Dec. 8: Red Giants - Rotterdam 2 81-66
Dec. 8: Almere P. - UBALL 71-86
Dec. 8: Cangeroes - Orca's Urk 69-90
Dec. 9: MSV/Zeemacht - Punch
Dec. 9: Leiden 2 - Almonte



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Adriatic League: KK Zadar rally past Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

KK Zadar - Szolnok 72:54

KK Zadar clinched the fourth win in the Adriatic League regular season. The Croatian side outgunned Szolnok for 4-8 record in the standings. Szolnok remained at the bottom of the ladder at 2-10 record.
Zadar silenced their opponents in the first quarter. Zadar went on a 25:11 rally to ensure a comfortable lead. The hosts boosted the margin in the second frame. Zadar piled up a 48:26 halftime advantage. The hosts limited Szolnok to just 9 points in the third term and gained a 27-point lead at the final intermission. Szolnok outscored the home team in the fourth term but to avail as Zadar still coasted to the victory. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Zadar. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) came up with 14 points for the hosts. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) answered with 13 points for Szolnok. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) delivered 12 points in the loss.

KK Zadar: Romeo Travis 18, Jozo Brkic 14, Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) 12
Szolnok: Ernests Kalve 13, Sead Sehovic 12



Oviedo CB adds Kinter to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Oviedo Club Baloncesto (LEB Silver) added to their roster 24-year old Hungarian center Gyorgy Kinter (213-110kg-88). He just played at Inter Bratislava in Slovakian Extraliga. In 5 games this season he recorded 3.6ppg. The last season Kinter also played at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK in Hungarian A Division. In 22 games last year he averaged 7.3ppg and 4.1rpg.
He played in the final of Hungarian League in 2007. Kinter represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Targu Mures (Romania) four years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Kinter has played previously professionally in Hungary (Kormend and Dombovar) and Spain (CAI Zaragoza and Aragon).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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 2-5 
 7. Gary Splash 2-6 
 8. Springfield X. 0-2 
 9. Lansing C. 0-3 
 10. Lake County S. 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 7: Battle Creek K. - Lansing C. 125-119
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.


Big night for Knights' big men - by Eurobasket News

The Battle Creek Knights leaned heavily on their big men in a 125-119 victory over the Lansing Capitals at Kellogg Arena on Friday night.

Battle Creeks 6-foot-6 forwards Antione Lundy (6'7''-F-89, college: S.Alabama) and Tino Valencia combined to score 47 points and grab 29 rebounds as the Knights dominated the paint on their way to a third straight victory.

Lundy leads the Independent Basketball Association with 12 rebounds per game and is also eighth in scoring at 20 points per game. Valencias nine rebounds and 24 points per game are good enough for fifth and seventh, respectively.

They really didnt have an answer to our inside game tonight, Knights coach Terry Sare said. Lundy had a great night. He really stretches the defense because he has the ability to not just go inside with some key rebounds and put-backs, but, as you saw tonight, he can step out and knock down some big threes for us. With Valencia in there the defense wants to sag in the middle, but when Lundys knocking down shots, that cant happen.

The Knights (5-5) jumped out to a quick nine-point lead midway through the first quarter, behind some hot shooting by guards David Boykins and Tihon Johnson.

But, former Knight and Battle Creek Central Bearcat Joe Youngs layup just before the end of the first quarter capped a Lansing surge that brought the score to 35-32.

Young scored a game-high 31 points in his second game back to Battle Creek since joining the Capitals.

The Knights answered back in the second quarter as Lundy knocked down his third three-pointer of the half with eight seconds to go, giving Battle Creek a 72-59 advantage before intermission.

The Capitals made it interesting in the fourth quarter, coming as close as three points with seven minutes to play, following a Young 3-pointer.

But Johnson, who led Battle Creek with 26 points, got to the rim on back-to-back possessions and the Knights were able to pull away for good.

Former Lakeview standout David King was another big man that had a nice game on Friday night. King had 10 points and four boards off the bench for Battle Creek.
Courtesy of: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com



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Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 10

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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Xaverius PRAWIRO
  Dell Aspac
  (184-G/F-86)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Prawiro, Dell Aspac16.3 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac15.7 
 3. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.5 
 4. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.13.5 
 5. Sebayang, Pelita J.13.0 
 6. Budianto, Stadium13.0 
 7. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.12.0 
 8. Dewanto, Pelita J.10.5 
 9. Prasetyo, Hangtuah10.5 
 10. Sigar, Hangtuah10.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pringgo REGOWO
  Dell Aspac
  (190-F-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Regowo, Dell Aspac10.3 
 2. Rizky Ardian., Bim.9.5 
 3. Prasetyo, Hangtuah8.5 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.8.5 
 5. Gunawan, Satria M.7.5 
 6. Wijaya, Garuda7.0 
 7. Jati, Dell Aspac6.3 
 8. Leonardo, Stadium5.5 
 9. Joni, Hangtuah5.5 
 10. Thoyib, Dell Aspac5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.5.0 
 2. Sartika, Bimasakti5.0 
 3. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.7 
 4. Gerungan, Dell A.3.3 
 5. Prasetyo, Tonga B.3.3 
 6. Wijaya, Garuda3.0 
 7. Iskandar, Stadium3.0 
 8. Sagala, Hangtuah2.5 
 9. Michel, Satria Muda2.5 
 10. Thoyib, Dell Aspac2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.5.0 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.3.0 
 3. Jati, Dell Aspac3.0 
 4. Prasetyo, Tonga B.3.0 
 5. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.7 
 6. Michel, Satria Muda2.5 
 7. Ramadhani, Dell As.2.0 
 8. Prawiro, Dell Aspac2.0 
 9. Kurniawan, Tonga B.2.0 
 10. Wicaksono, Stadi.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 I G Ngurah TEGUH
  Hangtuah
  (189-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Teguh, Hangtuah2.0 
 2. Gendro Maryo., Bim.2.0 
 3. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.7 
 4. Michel, Satria Muda1.0 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.0 
 6. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.0 
 7. Junaidi, Hangtuah1.0 
 8. Ruslan, Stadium1.0 
 9. Gunawan, Satria M.1.0 
 10. Prawiro, Dell Asp.0.7 


NBL Round 9: Dell Aspac improved to 5-0 record - by Eurobasket News

NBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Dell Aspac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Dell Aspac smashed 4th placed Garuda in Jakarta 74-35. Dell Aspac held Garuda to an opponent 18.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Dell Aspac forced 20 Garuda turnovers. It was a good game for forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) contributed with 13 points for the winners. The former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) answered with 5 points and 7 rebounds for Garuda. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Dell Aspac (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pelita Jaya. Garuda at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Garuda will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Dell Aspac will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Pelita Jaya. It will be extra interesting game as Pelita Jaya is their local rival from Jakarta.
NSH GMC Riau's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Jakarta, where they defeated Tonga BSC (1-5) 62-49. Forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) stepped up and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Yunus Efendi chipped in 9 points. The best for the losing side was Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. NSH GMC Riau (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. Tonga BSC at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. NSH GMC Riau will play against higher ranked Hangtuah (#4) in Pandang in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tonga BSC will play on the road against CLS Knights (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in Jakarta was also quite interesting. Third ranked CLS Knights (5-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Stadium Jakarta (2-4). CLS Knights defeated Stadium Jakarta 66-52 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stadium Jakarta. Rachmad Utomo nailed 19 points for the winning side. Indra Budianto came up with 20 points for Stadium Jakarta in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. CLS Knights maintains third place with 5-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Dell Aspac. Loser Stadium Jakarta dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Satya Wacana and Pacific Caesar. CLS Knights will meet at home bottom-ranked Tonga BSC (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stadium Jakarta will play against Satya Wacana (#10) in Salatiga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Salatiga. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 8th ranked Satya Wacana (2-4) to eleventh ranked Pacific Caesar (2-4) 60-57 in the fight for the eighth place. The best player for the winners was Airlangga Sabara who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Pacific Caesar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Satya Wacana and Stadium Jak. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.


Group Bandung
Satya Wacana - Pacific Caesar 57-60

A very interesting game took place in Salatiga. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 8th ranked Satya Wacana (2-4) to eleventh ranked Pacific Caesar (2-4) 60-57 in the fight for the eighth place. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Satya Wacana won fourth quarter 23-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Airlangga Sabara (190-85) who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Charlie Indra chipped in 5 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was center Firman Nugroho (201-90) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and guard Budi Sucipto (169-88) added 11 points and 4 steals respectively. Pacific Caesar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Satya Wacana and Stadium Jak. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: E.Wiratama Nasution 11+5reb, F.Nugroho 11+10reb+3ast, B.Sucipto 11+3reb+3ast, Y.Sua 9+6reb, L.Gunawan 7+5reb+2ast, A.Abraham 5+2reb
Pacific Caesar: A.Sabara 16+6reb+3ast, M.Fauzia 9+6reb+1ast, G.Nagata 8+7reb+2ast, E.Sasmito 8+2reb, H.Suharsono 6+4reb, H.Listiyono 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 229986


Stadium Jak. - CLS Knights 52-66

The game in Jakarta was also quite interesting. Third ranked CLS Knights (5-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Stadium Jakarta (2-4). CLS Knights defeated Stadium Jakarta 66-52 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stadium Jakarta. Stadium Jakarta was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Rachmad Utomo (180-85) nailed 19 points for the winning side and point guard Dimaz Muharri (181-85) accounted for 6 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Indra Budianto (181-83) came up with 20 points and forward Daniel Iskandar (190-71) added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Stadium Jakarta in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. CLS Knights maintains third place with 5-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Dell Aspac. Loser Stadium Jakarta dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Satya Wacana and Pacific Caesar. CLS Knights will meet at home bottom-ranked Tonga BSC (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stadium Jakarta will play against Satya Wacana (#10) in Salatiga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stadium Jak.: I.Budianto 20+4reb+1ast, F.Budianto 9+2reb, D.Iskandar 6+6reb+2ast, A.Sujarwo 5+1ast, M.Wicaksono 5+1reb+2ast, C.Nurhadi Yusran 4+1reb
CLS Knights: R.Utomo 19+3reb+1ast, T.Agus 13+2reb+1ast, A.A. Ngurah Wisnu Budidharma* 9+3reb, D.Muharri 6+4reb+6ast, W.Saputra 5+1reb+4ast, H.Herman 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 229984


Tonga BSC - NSH GMC Riau 49-62

NSH GMC Riau's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Jakarta, where they defeated Tonga BSC (1-5) 62-49. The game was mostly controlled by NSH GMC Riau. Tonga BSC was better in fourth quarter 21-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. NSH GMC Riau held Tonga BSC to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.4 percent accuracy of the winners. NSH GMC Riau forced 23 Tonga BSC turnovers. Forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) stepped up and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Yunus Efendi chipped in 9 points. The best for the losing side was Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) with 11 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. NSH GMC Riau (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. Tonga BSC at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. NSH GMC Riau will play against higher ranked Hangtuah (#4) in Pandang in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tonga BSC will play on the road against CLS Knights (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Tonga BSC: M.Hardian Wicaksono 11+8reb, R.Orlando Uneputty 8+5reb, H.Kurniawan 7+4reb, H.Herlusdityo 7+2reb+2ast, P.Susanto 5, J.Ingutali 3+1reb
NSH GMC Riau: R.Azzaryan Pradhitya* 17+7reb+2ast, J.Sucipto 15+8reb+2ast, Y.Efendi 9+4reb+1ast, M.Yanto 6+3reb, R.Febriyan 4, A.Amier 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 229983


Dell Aspac - Garuda 74-35

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Dell Aspac as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Dell Aspac smashed 4th placed Garuda in Jakarta 74-35. Dell Aspac held Garuda to an opponent 18.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Dell Aspac forced 20 Garuda turnovers. It was a good game for forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) contributed with 13 points for the winners. The former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) answered with 5 points and 7 rebounds and guard Hendru Ramli (188-88) added 12 points in the effort for Garuda. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dell Aspac (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pelita Jaya. Garuda at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Garuda will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Dell Aspac will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Pelita Jaya. It will be extra interesting game as Pelita Jaya is their local rival from Jakarta.
Top scorers:
Garuda: H.Ramli 12+2reb, D.Pratama* 5+4reb, W.Wijaya 5+7reb+3ast, H.Agustinus 4+4reb, C.Pranatyo* 4+2reb+1ast, F.Minallah 2+7reb+1ast
Dell Aspac: P.Regowo 23+8reb+1ast, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 13+2reb+1ast, R.Effendi 9+5reb, X.Prawiro 8+3reb, F.Andika Ramadhani 5+2reb+5ast, D.Gerungan 4+3ast
gschID: 229985



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First Change in Coaches of 2012-2013 - by Mohammad Ahmadi

Finally after 6 games in a raw that Naft Sepahan Tehran lost their games , Managers decided to change the Head Coach and fired Bahram Ramezan .
They decided to sign Mohsen Shah-Ali , faithful assistant of Mehran ShahinTab in recent seasons. Mohsen Shah-Ali is a good coach that was working as assistant coach and head coach for many years in different clubs. He was assistant of Coach ShainTab for many years and also was National Team B head coach. He decided to take Saeid TabeshNia as his assistant in Naft Sepahan Tehran club for rest of season.

Naft Sepahan Tehran was the last Team that joined Iran Superleague in season 2012-2013 and could not sign big National Team players and their most famous player is Iman Zandi (188-G-81), Amir Amini (189-G-84) and Kamran Jamshidvand (190-F/G-80). They are in last position by 0-6 record.



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Bnei Hertzelia signed J.R. Reynolds - by Idan Seggev

The club who recently released Milton Palacio (193-G-78, college: Colorado St.), signed on Saturday the 28-years-old point guard J.R. Reynolds (188-G-84, college: Virginia). He played 4 years in Virginia and started his European career with Italian 2nd division club, Sorsina in 2007-08. A year later he moved to ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. He started to play in BPMed Basket Napoli during the 2009-10 season but finished eventually in Cimberio Varese. in 2010-11 he returned to France and joined Entente Orleans 45, where he finished with an average of 11.5 pts, 3.6 ast & 2.4 rbs. Last year he started to play in Maine from the NBDL but finished the season with French side, BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral, where he had an average of 8 pts, 2rbs & 1.6 ast. He supposed to play with Hertzelia tomorrow vs. Gilboa Galil.


Hapoel Jerusalem signed Lior Lifshitz - by Idan Seggev

The 28-years-old point guard, Lior Lifshitz (178-PG-84), was released by Elizur Ashkelon and signed with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. HIs average in 6 games so far with Elizur Ashkelon is 5.3 pts, 2 ast & 1.8 rbs. In the last two games he barely played due to the fact that Elizur Ashkelon signed Marque Perry (185-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: St.Louis) Lior may debut vs. Maccabi Haifa in Jerusalem's next game. It seems like a weird decision of Lior, since in Jerusalem there are Jacob Pullen (185-PG-89, college: Kansas St.) & Meir Tapiro as point guards ahead of him, while in Elizur Ashkelon he played 20 minutes per game.


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African Champions Cup: Manga BB clinched the 7th place - by Eurobasket News

ABC- Manga BB 63:73

Manga BB clinched the 7th place at the African Champions Cup. The team from Gabon overcame ABC 73:63 in the game for the 7-8 places. Ivorian team finished the tournament on the 8th place.
ABC opened the game with 18-14 but could not win the last game. Manga replied with 22-16 in the second frame and took 2-point lead at the halftime. Moreover Gabonese team added two victories in the second half for the final success. They won the third period 22-18 and finished the game with 15-11 in the last stanza.
Darlyse Obango (88) paced all the winners with 20 points, while Steve Madama (84) notched 15. Jean Michael Kouzou delivered 9 and Lyvann Obame (201-F/C, college: Monroe Coll.) tossed in 8. Bohui Pierre Gbotto (180-G-82) finished the game with 17 points, whilst Stephane Konate (187-G-80) notched 12. Anderson Affi (195-F-82) added 9, while Dennis Ebikoro (200-F/G-88) posted 8.

ABC: Bohui Pierre Gbotto 17, Stephane Konate 12, Anderson Affi 9, Dennis Ebikoro 8
Manga BB: Darlyse Obango 20, Steve Madama 15, Jean Michael Kouzou 9, Lyvann Obame 8



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Toyota Alvark 17-2 
 2. Aishin SH 17-3 
 3. Panasonic T. 11-8 
 4. Toshiba BT 10-10 
 5. Hitachi SR 9-10 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 6-13 
 7. Tochigi Brex 5-14 
 8. Hokkaido L. 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 8: Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido L. 89-77
Dec. 7: Toshiba BT - Aishin SH 81-88
Dec. 8: Mitsubishi DD - Hitachi SR 77-63
Dec. 8: Toshiba BT - Aishin SH 74-89
Dec. 8: Toyota Alvark - Panasonic T. 100-74
Dec. 9: Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido L.
Dec. 9: Toyota Alvark - Panasonic T.
Dec. 9: Mitsubishi DD - Hitachi SR


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba23.3 
 2. Smith, Hitachi SR17.9 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.5 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi16.2 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.1 
 6. Kanamaru, Panasoni.15.6 
 7. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.3 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.2 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.13.4 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba12.9 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.8 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.2 
 5. Smith, Hitachi SR8.8 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.7 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota7.3 
 8. Young, Aishin SH7.1 
 9. Klette, Hokkaido L.6.9 
 10. Rolle, Mitsubis.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.3 
 2. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.6 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.6 
 4. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.6 
 5. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.4 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi3.1 
 7. Kashiwakura, Hitac.2.7 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.7 
 9. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.6 
 10. Ito, Toyota Alva.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 2. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 3. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.3 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.3 
 5. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.2 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba1.2 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 8. Smith, Hitachi SR1.1 
 9. Kikuchi, Toshiba BT1.1 
 10. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.3 
 3. Young, Aishin SH1.0 
 4. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 5. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 7. Hale, Mitsubis.0.8 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.0.8 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR0.6 
 10. Moss, Toshiba BT0.5 


Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Iwate Big Bulls 12-5 
 2. Niigata Albirex 12-6 
 3. Toyama Grouses 12-7 
 4. Shinshu BW 11-6 
 5. Akita NH 10-5 
 6. Yokohama BC 9-6 
 7. Chiba Jets 8-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 7-9 
 9. Sendai 89ers 5-11 
 10. Saitama Bron. 2-11 
 11. Gunma 1-16 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 15-0 
 2. Hamamatsu P. 12-7 
 3. Shimane SM 11-6 
 4. Fukuoka Rizing 10-7 
 5. Oita H.Devils 9-8 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 9-8 
 7. Kyoto Hannar. 8-9 
 8. Takamatsu FA 5-10 
 9. Miyazaki SS 2-15 
 10. Osaka Evessa 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 18

Dec. 8: Saitama Bron. - Iwate Big Bulls 94-111
Dec. 8: Shimane SM - Osaka Evessa 86-78
Dec. 8: Toyama Grouses - Shinshu BW 85-80
Dec. 6: Sendai 89ers - Niigata Albirex 82-100
Dec. 8: Takamatsu FA - Oita H.Devils 81-65
Dec. 8: Fukuoka Rizing - Okinawa GK 79-97
Dec. 8: Chiba Jets - Gunma 78-71
Dec. 8: Shiga L-Stars - Kyoto Hannar. 69-67
Dec. 8: Miyazaki SS - Hamamatsu P. 69-107
Dec. 8: Akita NH - Yokohama BC 64-87
Dec. 7: Sendai 89ers - Niigata Albirex


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dominique KELLER
  Miyazaki.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Keller, Miyazaki.21.3 
 2. Jones, Tokyo C.21.0 
 3. Burns, Yokohama BC20.6 
 4. Woodbury, Okina.19.9 
 5. Cummings, Akita NH19.3 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets19.3 
 7. Parker, Shimane SM19.1 
 8. Kennedy, Yokohama.18.9 
 9. Galloway, Hamamats.18.2 
 10. White, Oita H.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. White, Oita H.13.7 
 2. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.5 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka12.9 
 4. Willard, Sendai 89.12.6 
 5. Cox, Osaka Evessa11.6 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets10.9 
 7. Sato, Tokyo Cinq10.7 
 8. Jones, Tokyo C.10.3 
 9. Pomare, Kyoto H.10.3 
 10. Williams, Takamat.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tanaka KENSUKE
  Chiba Jets
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kensuke, Chiba Je.6.7 
 2. Galloway, Hamamats.6.1 
 3. Namizato, Okina.5.5 
 4. Shimura, Sendai5.3 
 5. Burns, Yokohama BC4.9 
 6. Harris, Akita NH4.9 
 7. Orr, Saitama Bron.4.3 
 8. Tomori, Gunma4.0 
 9. Setoyama, Kyoto H.3.9 
 10. Lyons, Takamats.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony MCHENRY
  Okina.
  (202-SF-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. McHenry, Okina.2.6 
 2. Burns, Yokohama BC2.5 
 3. Masato, Iwate B.2.3 
 4. Parker, Shimane SM2.2 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.2.1 
 6. Shimura, Sendai1.9 
 7. Ohguchi, Hamamats.1.8 
 8. Namizato, Okina.1.8 
 9. Orr, Saitama Bron.1.8 
 10. Galloway, Hamamat.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.3 
 2. Blackledge, Iwate2.8 
 3. Newton, Okinawa GK2.1 
 4. Williams, Takamats.1.8 
 5. Marshall, Shins.1.8 
 6. Carter, Tokyo C.1.8 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.1.7 
 8. Parker, Shimane SM1.6 
 9. Fairley, Miyazaki.1.5 
 10. Cox, Osaka Evessa1.4 


Gunma signs Jermaine Dixon, ex Heidelberg - by Eurobasket News

Gunma Crane Thunders (BJ League) signed 25-year old American guard Jermaine Dixon (191-91kg-87, college: Pittsburgh). He already started the season at MLP Academics Heidelberg in German ProA. In four games this season he had 14.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. The last season Dixon also played at Hamamatsu Phoenix. In 51 BJ League games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 5.5apg (top 3) and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (10-11) season Dixon played at Bosna ASA BHT in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. In two EuroChallenge games that season he recorded 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.0apg and 2.5spg.
He graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Daniel Fitzgerald joins Akita Happinets, ex Obras - by Eurobasket News

Akita Northern Happinets (BJ League) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette). He already started the season at Obras in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games this season he had 6.4ppg and 2.6rpg. The last season Fitzgerald also played at Sendai 89ers. In 52 BJ League games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg.
Fitzgerald was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention in 2012.
The previous (10-11) season he played at ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL. In 10 games that season he recorded 8.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
He has played also professionally in Switzerland (SAM Massagno).
Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
He attended Marquette University until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Avengers Cruise Past Kingsborough in 127-74 Rout - by Eurobasket News

The 2012-13 men's basketball team made history by scoring the most points in a single game in ASA history in a 127-74 victory at Kingsborough this evening. The current record was 116 against Valley Forge in ASA's first season ever back in 2008. The Avengers improve to 7-1 with the win.

ASA opened the game with a 9-0 run forcing an early KCCC time out and never looked back. In a game full of ASA fast-breaks and dunks, the Avengers would end the first half with the 69-32 lead.

ASA would add to the already more than comfortable lead in the second half. The Avengers largest lead was 58 with a little over one minute remaining in the game.

Every Avenger suited scored tonight; seven reached double figures in scoring. ASA was led by freshman guard Micqueel Martin who scored a career-high 23 points including a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc. Freshman guard Jules Tavares was also relentless off of the bench for the Avengers who poured in 21 points including 5-6 from downtown. Tavares was active on the glass as well pulling down 8 rebounds. Sophomore guard Eian Davis set an ASA record in assists in a single game with 16 to go along with 12 points for the game's only double-double.

The ASA bench outscored Kingsborough's 86-15.

ASA will be away in Batavia, NY this weekend to participate in the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic. The Avengers will take on Niagara CC on Saturday at 6:00pm. ASA will round out the weekend against host Genesee.
Courtesy of: http://asacollegeavengers.com



West Georgia Tech win shootout 109-105 - by Eurobasket News

WGTC Men 109, Denmark Tech 105
West Georgia Tech won the mens game 109-105 in thrilling fashion to improve to 4-6 on the season.

WGTC has won three of its last four games and have won two-straight high-scoring games in the final minute. The Knights defeated Macon State 99-95 back on November 30th.

LoRen Hall (McHeachern) led WGTC with 26 points. Hall also grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists and had five steals for West Georgia Tech. Blair Austin added 19 points and Randazerro Chaney chipped in 15 points to go along with six assists and four steals.

Shaun Monk (Hiram) had 13 points, including the game-winner with 40 seconds remaining on the clock to put the Knights ahead 107-105. Denmark Tech had possession with a chance to tie or take the lead but Alyja Hennings came through with a clutch block to preserve the lead.

WGTC led by 11 at the half.

Im proud of our guys for coming through at the end of the game again, WGTC head coach Niki Okolovitch said. Any win on the road is a good win, especially when we travel four hours and beat a Division 1 junior college team. Between our preseason schedule and our regular season, weve been involved in a lot of these close, down to the last possession games and our guys step up and make the big play every time.
Courtesy of: http://wgtcathletics.com



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 10-3 
 2. LU 7-5 
 3. Jurmala 7-6 
 4. Jekabpils 6-6 
 5. Ventspils 5-1 
 6. VEF Riga 5-1 
 7. Barons kvartals 5-6 
 8. Liepaja 4-6 
 9. Jelgava 4-7 
 10. Turiba 3-9 
 11. U18 1-7 

Regular Season: Round 15

Dec. 8: Jurmala - Valmiera 76-82
Dec. 9: Turiba - Barons kvartals
Dec. 9: Jelgava - Jekabpils
Dec. 9: LU - Ventspils
Dec. 12: LU - Jekabpils


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.22.7 
 2. Peiners, LU18.6 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils17.2 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.3 
 5. Brown, Jurmala14.5 
 6. Porzingis, Valmiera13.9 
 7. Apsitis, Turiba13.8 
 8. Metra, Barons k.13.5 
 9. Sokolovs, Turiba13.4 
 10. Pasecniks, U1813.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.1 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Butjankovs, Valmi.8.5 
 4. Mednis, Jurmala8.4 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera8.0 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava7.8 
 7. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.5 
 8. Rozitis, Barons k.6.8 
 9. Ziedins, Valmiera6.7 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.3 
 2. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.9 
 3. Metra, Barons k.3.8 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons3.7 
 5. Silavs, Jelgava3.7 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.5 
 7. Peiners, LU3.2 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.2 
 9. Miezis, Barons k.2.9 
 10. Kaufmanis, Valmie.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Barons k.
  (190-F-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Miezis, Barons k.2.3 
 2. Rudmiezis, Turiba2.2 
 3. Ezerskis, Liepaja2.0 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Brown, Jurmala1.7 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 7. Virsis, Jekabpils1.6 
 8. Ate, Liepaja1.5 
 9. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.5 
 10. Aleksejevs, Jekab.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.5 
 2. Ziedins, Valmiera1.1 
 3. Leiteris, Liepaja1.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.0 
 5. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.9 
 6. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.9 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala0.8 
 8. Iljins, Valmiera0.8 
 9. Mizis, Jelgava0.7 
 10. Pasecniks, U180.6 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
 1. Saldus 9-2 
 2. BK VEF-LSPA 8-2 
 3. ViA Riga 8-3 
 4. RSU 8-3 
 5. Jelgava/LLU 7-3 
 6. VeA 7-3 
 7. Kvele 7-4 
 8. Livani 6-4 
 9. VEF skola 5-5 
 10. Liepaja-2 3-7 
 11. DSN 3-7 
 12. Ogres 3-7 
 13. Ridzene 1-7 
 14. Gulbene 1-8 
 15. Valmiera BSS 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Dec. 5: BK VEF-LSPA - RSU 80-58
Dec. 5: Gulbene - DSN 76-79
Dec. 5: Ridzene - ViA 74-86
Dec. 5: Liepaja-2 - Kvele 69-75
Dec. 6: VeA - Jelgava/LLU 69-75
Dec. 8: Saldus - RSU 68-73
Dec. 6: VEF skola - Saldus 48-46
Dec. 6: Livani - Valmiera BSS 107-96



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Amchit inks Emmet instead of Anderson and deal with Bagaric is close. - by Rabih Khoury

PSB Sports Agency:
Amchit club inked a big deal last night by signing high level scorer Andre Emmett (196-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech
). Emmet who played for riyadilast year in the final 4 was an early candidate to sign with the chicago bulls this summer, before the deal went down in the last minutes. Yesterdy night Amchit made the big move by signing Emmet. Pascal Beyrouty, Emmet's agent confirmed the deal and said that the olayer will arrive soon to Lebanon. Also Emmet tweeted last night: Lebanon, what's cracking baby?
Also on the other hand, the deal with the center Dalibor Bagaric is close to reach its happy ending.




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  LITHUANIA   

Standings - LKL

LKL Standings
 1. Rudupis 7-0 
 2. Neptunas 5-3 
 3. Nevezis 5-4 
 4. Zalgiris 4-0 
 5. Juventus 4-3 
 6. Siauliai 4-3 
 7. Lietkabelis 4-4 
 8. Lietuvos rytas 3-1 
 9. Pieno Zvaigzdes 3-5 
 10. LSU-Baltai 2-5 
 11. Sakalai 2-6 
 12. Naglis Palangos 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

Dec. 8: Sakalai - Lietkabelis 74-52
Dec. 8: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Nevezis 70-76
Dec. 9: Siauliai - LSU-Baltai
Dec. 9: Juventus - Rudupis


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis19.0 
 2. Samenas, Siauliai15.9 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.9 
 4. Mazeika, Neptunas15.9 
 5. Gailius, Neptunas14.9 
 6. Dia, Siauliai14.6 
 7. Sragauskis, LSU-B.13.9 
 8. Gates, Pieno Z.13.5 
 9. Baniulis, Sakalai13.4 
 10. Tamosiunas, LSU-.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Kieza, Siauliai10.7 
 2. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai8.9 
 3. Bishop, Nevezis8.1 
 4. Sarakauskas, Nept.8.0 
 5. Sinica, Sakalai7.5 
 6. Dia, Siauliai6.9 
 7. Cipruss, Lietkabel.6.1 
 8. Baniulis, Sakalai6.0 
 9. Vene, Rudupis5.9 
 10. Gailius, Neptunas5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis JACKSON
  Siauliai
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Jackson, Siauliai5.3 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis4.1 
 3. Broadus, Neptunas3.9 
 4. Dainys, Neptunas3.8 
 5. Malasauskas, LSU-.3.5 
 6. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.4 
 7. Stasys, LSU-Baltai3.1 
 8. Ginevicius, Lietka.3.1 
 9. Viskontas, Juvent.3.0 
 10. Leonard, Juventus2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Parrish BROWN
  Naglis P.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Brown, Naglis P.2.3 
 2. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.2.2 
 3. Butkevicius, Lietk.1.8 
 4. Sinica, Sakalai1.7 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.7 
 6. Dambrauskas, Sakal.1.7 
 7. Ginevicius, Lietka.1.7 
 8. Vene, Rudupis1.6 
 9. Girdziunas, Nevezis1.6 
 10. Mockevicius, Nagl.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai3.3 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.9 
 3. Kieza, Siauliai1.2 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.1.1 
 5. McClure, Neptunas1.1 
 6. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.0 
 7. Dia, Siauliai1.0 
 8. Gates, Pieno Z.1.0 
 9. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.9 
 10. Kupsas, Lietkabel.0.8 


Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Mazeikiai 14-4 
 2. Olimpas 13-5 
 3. Dzukija 13-5 
 4. Zanavykas 13-5 
 5. Suduva-Mantinga 12-6 
 6. Statyba 12-6 
 7. Triobet 11-7 
 8. Meresta 10-8 
 9. Zalgiris-Sabonio 10-8 
 10. S.Marciulionio 9-9 
 11. Delikatesas 8-10 
 12. Perlas-MRU 8-10 
 13. Ezerunas-Karys 7-11 
 14. Birstono 6-12 
 15. Radviliskis 5-13 
 16. Nafta Universitetas 4-14 
 17. Silute 4-14 
 18. Gargzdai 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Dec. 8: S.Marciulionio - Olimpas 95-96
Dec. 8: Suduva-Mantinga - Silute 89-73
Dec. 8: Delikatesas - Perlas-MRU 88-65
Dec. 8: Triobet - Ezerunas-Karys 87-80
Dec. 8: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Zanavykas 79-80
Dec. 8: Statyba - Birstono 77-79
Dec. 8: Mazeikiai - Meresta 76-68
Dec. 8: Radviliskis - Gargzdai 73-68
Dec. 8: Nafta Universitetas - Dzukija 68-80


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.24.7 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas19.4 
 3. Kleiza, Birstono19.1 
 4. Tarvydas, Statyba17.5 
 5. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.16.7 
 6. Pociukonis, S.Marc.16.3 
 7. Giedraitis, Mazeik.16.1 
 8. Macernis, Mazeikiai16.0 
 9. Gudaitis, Zalgir.16.0 
 10. Sakinis, Dzukija15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija10.6 
 2. Linkevicius, Triob.9.7 
 3. Udras, Perlas-MRU9.2 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.9.0 
 5. Gudaitis, Zalgir.8.2 
 6. Jurgo, Radviliskis7.5 
 7. Tarolis, Gargzdai7.5 
 8. Norkus, Nafta U.7.4 
 9. Macernis, Mazeikiai7.2 
 10. Mineikis, Suduva.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Dzukija
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Harrison, Dzukija7.7 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.7.5 
 3. Zurna, Radviliskis5.6 
 4. Mazutis, Mazeikiai4.8 
 5. Kuklierius, Suduva.4.8 
 6. Anuzis, Nafta U.4.7 
 7. Varanauskas, Stat.4.4 
 8. Rakauskas, S.Marc.4.3 
 9. Pelss, Zanavykas4.3 
 10. Kvedaraviciu., De.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Olimpas
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Razutis, Olimpas2.7 
 2. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.6 
 3. Stanionis, Zanav.2.6 
 4. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.5 
 5. Harrison, Dzukija2.4 
 6. Pelss, Zanavykas2.3 
 7. Sabeckis, Birstono2.3 
 8. Giedraitis, Mazeik.2.2 
 9. Matutis, Gargzdai2.1 
 10. Mazutis, Mazeikiai2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija3.6 
 2. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.0 
 3. Gudaitis, Zalgir.1.8 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.1.6 
 5. Macernis, Mazeikiai1.4 
 6. Kaubrys, Silute1.3 
 7. Tarolis, Gargzdai1.3 
 8. Zvinklys, Nafta U.1.2 
 9. Staniulis, S.Marc.1.1 
 10. Petrileviciu., Bi.1.0 


NKL Round 18: Zanavykas defeat Zalgiris-Sabonio in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 18 in the NKL took place in Kaunas. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (10-8) to second ranked Zanavykas (13-5) 80-79 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Zanavykas had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) scored 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Arturs Pelss (181-87) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) with 16 points. Zanavykas have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Zanavykas maintains second position with 13-5 record behind leader Mazeikiai, which they share with Dzukija and Olimpas. Zalgiris-Sabonio lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Meresta. Zanavykas is looking forward to face S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zalgiris-Sabonio's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kaunas Birstono.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Statyba (12-6) against fourteenth ranked Birstono (6-12) on Saturday night. Host Statyba was edged by Birstono in a tough game in Vilnius 77-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Statyba. Paulius Kleiza (195-88) notched 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Simas Raupys supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Even 32 points and 8 assists by point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) did not help to save the game for Statyba. Birstono maintains fourteenth position with 6-12 record. Statyba at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Suduva-Mantinga. Birstono's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kaunas to the arena Zalgiris-Sabonio.
NKL top team - Mazeikiai (14-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Meresta (10-8) 76-68. The best player for the winners was Rokas Giedraitis who scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Liudas Radavicius who recorded 20 points and 4 assists. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-4 record. Meresta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will meet at home Silute (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Meresta will play against Ezerunas-Karys (#13) in Moletai and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Vilnius. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 10th ranked S.Marciulionio (9-9) to fourth ranked Olimpas (13-5) 96-95 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for Ignas Razutis who saved his team from a defeat with 21 points. S.Marciulionio's coach Gintaras Kruckauskas tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Olimpas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Dzukija and Zanavykas. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Olimpas' next round opponent will be Suduva-Mantinga (#5) in Marijampole. S.Marciulionio will play at home against Dzukija (#3) in Alytus.
Twelfth ranked Delikatesas (8-10) crushed at home 11th ranked Perlas-MRU (8-10) by 23 points 88-65, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Irmantas Lianzbergas scored 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Delikatesas moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with defeated Perlas-MRU. Delikatesas will face bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#18) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Silute lost to Suduva-Mantinga on the opponent's court 73-89. Triobet managed to outperform Ezerunas-Karys in a home game 87-80. Bottom-ranked Gargzdai recorded a loss to Radviliskis on the road 73-68. Nafta Universitetas was defeated by Dzukija on its own court 68-80.


Suduva-Mantinga - Silute 89-73

Very expected game in Marijampole where 16th ranked Silute (4-14) was defeated by sixth ranked Suduva-Mantinga (12-6) 89-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Suduva-Mantinga. Silute was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) scored 27 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Eivydas Molosciakas (190-93) with 19 points and swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-82, college: Trinity Valley JC) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Silute players scored in double figures. Suduva-Mantinga moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Statyba. Silute lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Suduva-Mantinga will face league's second-placed Olimpas in Plunge in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Silute will play on the road against the league's leader Mazeikiai (#1).
Top scorers:
Silute: E.Molosciakas 19+3reb+1ast, M.Kasiulevicius 14+6reb, D.Heiman 12+5reb+3ast, G.Pakalniskis 11+5reb+3ast, N.Anglickis 6+1reb+1ast, D.Lavonne Brents 6+2ast
Suduva-Mantinga: A.Mineikis 27+8reb+3ast, K.Pupinis 18+8reb, Z.Kuklierius 13+6reb+6ast, A.Zibuda 10+2reb, P.Knyza 9+3reb+1ast, A.Cizikas 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 201300


Triobet - Ezerunas-Karys 87-80

Very predictable result in Jonava where seventh ranked Triobet (11-7) defeated 13th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (7-11) 87-80 on Saturday. Triobet forced 20 Ezerunas-Karys turnovers. Ezerunas-Karys was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Vytautas Kruzikas (199-89) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Aurimas Urbonas (196-93) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Eimantas Narusis (201-86) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Dainius Navickas (195-78) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Triobet have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 11-7 record. Ezerunas-Karys lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. Triobet will face Perlas-MRU (#12) in Vilnius in the next round where they are favorite. Ezerunas-Karys will play at home against Meresta in Pakruojis.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: D.Navickas 16+2reb+3ast, E.Narusis 15+6reb+2ast, K.Alekna 12+3reb, G.Kulbis 11+2reb+2ast, R.Ambrulaitis 9+8reb+2ast, M.Janisius 8+1reb+1ast
Triobet: V.Kruzikas 18+8reb, T.Sebeziovas 14+3reb+1ast, A.Urbonas 13+10reb+2ast, H.Vorotnikovas 11+3reb+1ast, I.Dauksys 9+4reb, A.Lencevicius 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 201297


Delikatesas - Perlas-MRU 88-65

Twelfth ranked Delikatesas (8-10) crushed at home 11th ranked Perlas-MRU (8-10) by 23 points 88-65, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Perlas-MRU was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Irmantas Lianzbergas (185-91) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Mantas Pukinskas (198-89) chipped in 21 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Antanas Udras (202-92) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Zydrunas Kelys (188-87) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Four Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Delikatesas moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with defeated Perlas-MRU. Delikatesas will face bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#18) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: A.Udras 15+10reb, Z.Kelys 12+2reb+5ast, J.Elvikis 11+3reb+2ast, V.Buzas 10+2reb+2ast, A.Vitas 6+6reb, E.Pundzius 3+2reb
Delikatesas: M.Pukinskas 21+3reb+2ast, I.Lianzbergas 18+7reb+1ast, E.Vaupsas 9+4reb+2ast, Z.Petraitis 9+4reb+2ast, P.Klemas 9+6reb+4ast, L.Lukosevicius 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 201299


S.Marciulionio - Olimpas 95-96

A very interesting game took place in Vilnius. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 10th ranked S.Marciulionio (9-9) to fourth ranked Olimpas (13-5) 96-95 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But S.Marciulionio won third quarter 32-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpas forced 19 S.Marciulionio turnovers. It was a good game for guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) who saved his team from a defeat with 21 points. Forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-90) contributed with 23 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds and guard Marius Pociukonis (190-82) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for S.Marciulionio. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. S.Marciulionio's coach Gintaras Kruckauskas tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Olimpas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Dzukija and Zanavykas. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Olimpas' next round opponent will be Suduva-Mantinga (#5) in Marijampole. S.Marciulionio will play at home against Dzukija (#3) in Alytus.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: G.Staniulis 19+9reb+2ast, M.Pociukonis 19+2reb+4ast, T.Rakauskas 16+2ast, O.Olisevicius 14+3reb+2ast, R.Sugintas 9+4reb+2ast, E.Zinevicius 7+6reb+1ast
Olimpas: J.Kazakauskas 23+3reb+1ast, I.Razutis 21+4reb+2ast, A.Maneikis 16+4reb+2ast, M.Kazonas 16+5reb, R.Venskus 12+3reb, T.Domarkas 5+8reb+8ast
gschID: 201302


Statyba - Birstono 77-79

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Statyba (12-6) against fourteenth ranked Birstono (6-12) on Saturday night. Host Statyba was edged by Birstono in a tough game in Vilnius 77-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Statyba. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-16. But Statyba won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Birstono won last quarter 22-21. Paulius Kleiza (195-88) notched 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Simas Raupys (195-94) supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Birstono players scored in double figures. Even 32 points and 8 assists by point guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) did not help to save the game for Statyba. Forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) added 12 points. Birstono maintains fourteenth position with 6-12 record. Statyba at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Suduva-Mantinga. Birstono's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kaunas to the arena Zalgiris-Sabonio.
Top scorers:
Statyba: O.Varanauskas 32+2reb+8ast, D.Tarvydas 12+1reb+1ast, K.Jonuska 6+2reb+1ast, K.Brusokas 6+3reb+1ast, T.Zioba 5+4reb, M.Paliukenas 5+3reb+4ast
Birstono: P.Kleiza 29+7reb+2ast, S.Raupys 12+6reb+3ast, D.Sabeckis 12+1reb+1ast, M.Lukminas 10+4reb+2ast, A.Oladimeji 8+6reb+1ast, V.Valiulis 5+1reb
gschID: 201304


Radviliskis - Gargzdai 73-68

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (3-15) was defeated on the road by sixteenth ranked Radviliskis (5-13) 73-68 on Saturday. Gargzdai-Bremena trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 12 after three quarters before a 21-14 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 68-73 at the end of the game. Radviliskis made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Forward Antanas Montrimavicius (199-87) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Radviliskis players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigaitis (196-91) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Dominikas Matutis (180-91) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Gargzdai-Bremena's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Radviliskis moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Gargzdai-Bremena stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Radviliskis will have a break next round. Gargzdai-Bremena will play on the road against Delikatesas (#11) in Joniskis.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: M.Grigaitis 19+6reb+2ast, D.Matutis 14+6reb+2ast, R.Jonelis 12+4reb, L.Lucinskas 8+2reb+1ast, D.Tarolis 7+7reb+2ast, L.Jonuska 6+2reb
Radviliskis: V.Trepocka 20+5reb+2ast, A.Montrimavicius 19+10reb, L.Pipiras 11+7reb+3ast, L.Kutra 11+8reb+6ast, D.Gricius 10+2reb+1ast, E.Kaupaitis 2+1ast
gschID: 201301


Nafta Universitetas - Dzukija 68-80

Everything went according to plan in Klaipeda where fifth ranked Dzukija (13-5) beat 15th ranked Nafta Universitetas (4-14) 80-68 on Saturday. Forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Tauras Skripkauskas (196-86, college: Charleston) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Dzukija players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Deividas Anuzis (181-92) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Dzukija moved-up to second place, which they share with Zanavykas and Olimpas. Nafta Universitetas lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Dzukija will face S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Nafta Universitetas will play at home against Statyba (#6) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: D.Norkus 20+9reb+2ast, D.Anuzis 17+8reb, V.Chodosovskis 11+7reb+1ast, K.Timofejevas 6+2reb, H.Venskus 5+2reb+6ast, V.Tarolis 3+2reb
Dzukija: P.Sakinis 19+5reb+3ast, T.Skripkauskas 18+6reb+3ast, C.Trybanski 14+9reb, M.Reminas 12+1reb+2ast, B.Harrison 7+8reb+7ast, G.Kurtinaitis 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 201305


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Zanavykas 79-80

The most exciting game of round 18 in the NKL took place in Kaunas. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (10-8) to second ranked Zanavykas (13-5) 80-79 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Zanavykas had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) scored 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Arturs Pelss (181-87) chipped in 14 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) with 16 points and center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five Zalgiris-Sabonio players scored in double figures. Zanavykas have an impressive six-game winning streak. Newly promoted Zanavykas maintains second position with 13-5 record behind leader Mazeikiai, which they share with Dzukija and Olimpas. Zalgiris-Sabonio lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Meresta. Zanavykas is looking forward to face S.Marciulionio (#10) in Vilnius in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zalgiris-Sabonio's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kaunas Birstono.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: M.Grigonis 16+3reb+2ast, T.Dimsa 13+3reb+4ast, A.Gudaitis 13+8reb, L.Lekavicius 12+3reb+3ast, V.Kariniauskas 11+5reb+4ast, P.Sorokas 10+6reb+5ast
Zanavykas: E.Stanionis 25+7reb+3ast, A.Pelss 14+4reb+6ast, R.Ostreika 9+4reb, V.Vaiksnis 9+4reb+2ast, V.Sumskis 8+8reb, L.Valantinas 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 201303


Mazeikiai - Meresta 76-68

NKL top team - Mazeikiai (14-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Meresta (10-8) 76-68. Mazeikiai forced 23 Meresta turnovers. The best player for the winners was Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) who scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. Belarusian center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) who recorded 20 points and 4 assists and center Deividas Keburys (202-90) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Mazeikiai have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-4 record. Meresta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Mazeikiai will meet at home Silute (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Meresta will play against Ezerunas-Karys (#13) in Moletai and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Meresta: L.Radavicius 20+1reb+4ast, D.Keburys 13+8reb, T.Gaidamavicius 12+4reb+4ast, I.Vaitkus 8+7reb+1ast, B.Bagdonavicius 7+4reb, A.Gurklys 4+4reb
Mazeikiai: R.Giedraitis 23+8reb+2ast, A.Kojenets 16+4reb, M.Sidlauskas 10+1reb+5ast, O.Macernis 9+7reb, V.Pikalavicius 8+3reb+1ast, A.Mikutis 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 201298



Gediminas Navickas joins Targu Mures - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Division A) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian guard Gediminas Navickas (180-84). He just played at CSM Oradea (Division A). But in only one game this season he did not score anything.
In 2010-2011 he played at BC Odessa in Ukrainian Superleague. In 46 games last season he had 5.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.9apg. Navickas team made it to the Romanian Final Four.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Bosman Player of the Year in 2010. Navickas represented Lithuania at the World Championships U21 in Argentina seven years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Navickas has played also professionally in Poland (AZS Koszalin), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Baltai, Lietkabelis, Nevezis and Zalgiris-Sabonio), Ukraine (Halychyna) and Estonia (Valga).

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Standings - 1A

1A Standings
 1. Sutjeska 6-1 
 2. Teodo Tivat 6-2 
 3. Mornar Bar 6-2 
 4. Lovcen 5-3 
 5. Ulcinj 5-3 
 6. Jedinstvo 4-4 
 7. Danilovgrad 3-5 
 8. Ibar Rozaje 2-5 
 9. Primorje 1-6 
 10. Centar BP 0-7 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost

Regular Season: Round 8

Dec. 8: Ulcinj - Mornar Bar 89-72
Dec. 8: Lovcen - Danilovgrad 77-74
Dec. 8: Jedinstvo - Teodo Tivat 60-53
Dec. 8: ABS Primorje - Centar BP
Dec. 8: Sutjeska - Ibar Rozaje


Standings - 1B

1B Standings
 1. KK Zeta 2011 6-0 
 2. S.Centar 6-2 
 3. Gorstak 5-1 
 4. Buducnost II 3-3 
 5. Pljevlja 3-4 
 6. Berane 2010 2-4 
 7. KK Zeta 2-4 
 8. Un.Mediteran