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  ABA   



Whirlwinds destroy Fuel. - by Gianni Pascucci

The West Texas Whirlwinds took a large win over the Texas Fuel during this past weekend. The game ended 92-66. Whirlwinds jumped out to a fast start with a 21-3 run, ending the 1st quarter 34-6. They had some very strong play from back court players. Starting with newest Whirlwind Boise State's own Tre Nichols (5'11''-G-89) with 10 points 7 assists, Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO) with 10 points 13 assists 6 steals, Terry Walker and Larry Boyd (6'4''-G/F-82) 12 points each and the Saunders twins Marlo 29 points and Marcus with his 3rd triple double this year with 12 points,14 rebounds and 11 blocked shots.
For the Fuel, Brad Hamlin led the way at 13 points and Mike Willis added 12 points.
Next Game for the Whirlwinds is Two undefeated Division leader's Dallas Vandal and Whirlwinds Tip off 5pm 1/19 at Home.

Whirlwinds are now 8-2



Staten Island Vipers Drop First Game of the Season 88-108 to Division Rival Jersey Express - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Staten Island Vipers visited their Northeast Division rivals the Jersey Express last night at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. After knocking off the Express 119-101 to open their season before the holidays, the home team this time was up for the challenge and knocked off the visiting Vipers 108-88. Ja'Shon Mixon (6'5''-F, college: Monroe CC) led the way for the Express, scoring a team-high 20 points, while Charles Smith (6'7''-F, college: Bloomfield) tallied the games only double-double, scoring 13 points to go with a game-high 15 rebounds. For the Vipers, they were once again led by Teshawn Byron who scored a team-high 20 points for the second time in two games on the season. The Express improved to 3-1 on the season and will be back at home next Sunday the 20th. The Vipers will have their home opener next Saturday, January, 19th @ 12pm at the Gerard Carter Community Center - 230 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.
VIPERS: Teshawn Byron (6'6''-G/F-88, college: Le Moyne-Owen) (20pts), Kareem Collins (6'3''-G/F-80, college: New Jersey City St.) (16pts), Brendon Lyn (5'11''-PG-87, college: Concordia, NY) (12pts), Rob Lewin (6'8''-F/C-80, college: Troy) (9pts+11reb)
EXPRESS: Ja'Shon Mixon (20pts+5reb), Almin Hodzic (6'10''-C-87, college: Dominican, NY) (17pts+6reb), Jason Smith (6'1''-G) (16pts), Charles Smith (13pts+15reb)



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 13: Crvena Zvezda - Cedevita 90-65
Jan. 13: Un.Olimpija - Zadar 88-81
Jan. 12: Buducnost - Szolnok 88-63
Jan. 12: Siroki WWin - Partizan 87-80
Jan. 12: Cibona - Krka 78-86
Jan. 12: KK Split - Igokea 60-68
Jan. 14: Radnicki KG - MZT Skopje


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darko PLANINIC
  Siroki W.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 2. Travis, Zadar15.3 
 3. Rakocevic, Crvena15.1 
 4. Sutalo, Siroki W.15.1 
 5. Capin, Radnicki KG14.9 
 6. White, Radnicki KG14.5 
 7. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.3 
 8. Wright, Cedevita14.1 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.6 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.5 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.4 
 3. Gordon, Partizan8.0 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.3 
 5. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.8 
 6. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
 9. Cekovski, MZT S.5.7 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Srdan SUBOTIC
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Subotic, KK Split4.8 
 2. Capin, Radnicki KG4.7 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.4 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.1 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki.3.4 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.1 
 8. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.0 
 9. Strawberry, Cibona3.0 
 10. Green, Cedevita2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 6. Travis, Zadar1.5 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.5 
 9. Allen, Zadar1.5 
 10. Capin, Radnicki KG1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 3. Kraljevic, KK Split1.1 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 7. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 9. Lalic, Krka0.6 
 10. Sobin, KK Split0.5 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 14-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 11-4 
 3. Obera TC 8-6 
 4. San Isidro 8-6 
 5. Instituto Cor. 8-7 
 6. Atl.Echague 6-9 
 7. Alvear 6-9 
 8. Sarmiento 5-10 
 9. La Union 4-10 
 10. Union Sunch 3-10 
South
 1. Quilmes MP 10-5 
 2. Sport Club 10-5 
 3. Ciclista 9-6 
 4. Alianza Viedma 9-6 
 5. Huracan 7-8 
 6. San Lorenzo Ch. 7-8 
 7. Rocamora 6-8 
 8. MH Basket 6-9 
 9. Banda Norte 5-9 
 10. Bragado 4-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 11: Sport Club - Bragado 95-74
Jan. 11: Obera TC - Sarmiento 88-74
Jan. 11: Huracan - MH Basket 86-70
Jan. 13: Quilmes MP - San Lorenzo Ch. 84-61
Jan. 11: La Union - Atl.Echague 76-91
Jan. 11: San Isidro - Estudian.Con. 76-68
Jan. 11: Alvear - Instituto Cor. 75-74
Jan. 12: Ciclista - Alianza Viedma 70-65
Jan. 13: Union Sunch - San Mart.C.
Jan. 13: Rocamora - Banda Norte



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1. KL Dragons 1-0 
 2. Petron Blaze 1-0 
 3. Singapore S. 1-0 
 4. Saigon H. 0-1 
 5. Satria Muda 0-1 
 6. Thailand S. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Jan. 12: Saigon H. - KL Dragons 70-80
Jan. 13: Singapore S. - Thailand S. 56-50
Jan. 11: Satria Muda - Petron Blaze 53-64

Regular Season: Round 2

Jan. 15: KL Dragons - Singapore S.
Jan. 16: Thailand S. - Saigon H.
Jan. 18: Thailand S. - KL Dragons
Jan. 19: Saigon H. - Satria Muda


New season tips off with three games - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in ASEAN League just started.

Singapore S. - Thailand S. 56-50

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Thailand Thailand Slammers (0-1) on the court of leader Singapore Slingers on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Singapore Slingers 56-50. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Thailand Slammers won third quarter 14-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Singapore Slingers made 8 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Kyle Jeffers (207-85, college: Oregon St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-84, college: UALR) chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and forward Michael Earl (203-85, college: Utah St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Thailand Slammers' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Singapore Slingers is looking forward to face KL Dragons (#3) in Kuala Lumpur in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Thailand Slammers will play at home against KL Dragons in Kuala Lumpur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Thailand S.: J.Howard 13+14reb+1ast, M.Earl 10+10reb, W.DAWSOM 8+4reb, F.Baguion 7+8reb+5ast, D.Kongkum 6, C.Klahan 4+3reb
Singapore S.: R.Jones-Jennings 11+12reb, K.Jeffers 10+13reb, W.Long Wong 10+3reb, D.Dulay 8+2reb+2ast, M.Folkoff 7+1reb, S.Cabatu 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 229680


Satria Muda - Petron Blaze 53-64

Very significant was Filipino Petron Blaze's 64-53 road victory against Indonesian Satria Muda. They outrebounded Satria Muda 50-36 including 19 on the offensive glass. Swiss-Filipino forward Mike Burtscher (198-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 19 rebounds for the winning side and guard Chris Banchero (185, college: Seattle Pacific) accounted for 14 points. American power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Satria Muda in the defeat. Petron Blaze will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Satria Muda will play on the road against Saigon Heat (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Indonesia W.: S.Thomas 15+14reb+1ast, C.Daniels 10+11reb+1ast, J.Canada 9+1reb+1ast, J.Smith 7+2reb+2ast, M.Wuysang 6+3reb+1ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 3+2reb
Petron Blaze: M.Burtscher 15+19reb+2ast, C.Banchero 14+2reb+2ast, L.Avenido 10+7reb, R.Rizada 9+1reb+1ast, G.Freeman 8+7reb, E.Menk 6+2reb
gschID: 229678


Saigon H. - KL Dragons 70-80

Quite upsetting was Vietnamese Saigon Heat's home defeat in a game versus Malaysian KL Dragons 80-70. KL Dragons dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Saigon Heat's 22. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when KL Dragons made 9 blocks. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. KL Dragons' coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward David Palmer (206-86, college: N.Kentucky) produced a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) added 23 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. KL Dragons will meet Thailand Slammers (#4) in the next round. Saigon Heat will play against Satria Muda in Jakarta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: D.Palmer 34+18reb+1ast, D.Lowhorn 23+12reb+1ast, J.Reyes 5+4reb+7ast, K.Dehesa 5+5reb+1ast, P.Aaron Morrison 2+1reb+1ast, S.Ly 1+1reb
KL Dragons: C.Bozeman 25+14reb+5ast, G.Edwards 14+13reb+1ast, B.Guganeswaran 11+2reb+3ast, B.Sin Ooi 9+1reb+2ast, P.Cabahug 8+3reb+1ast, M.Tautuaa 6+5reb
gschID: 229679



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 13-3 
 2. Wildcats 11-4 
 3. Kings 10-8 
 4. Hawks 8-7 
 5. 36ers 6-11 
 6. Tigers 5-9 
 7. Taipans 5-10 
 8. Crocodiles 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 13: 36ers - Kings 82-64
Jan. 11: Hawks - Taipans 81-94
Jan. 11: Crocodiles - Breakers 78-82
Jan. 13: Wildcats - Tigers 73-58

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 17: Breakers - Hawks
Jan. 18: Wildcats - Taipans
Jan. 18: Kings - Tigers
Jan. 19: Crocodiles - Hawks
Jan. 20: 36ers - Breakers


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Madgen, Kings18.7 
 2. Ervin, Crocodiles18.1 
 3. Jackson, Breakers16.6 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats16.2 
 5. Wilson, Taipans15.9 
 6. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
 7. Knight, Wildcats14.3 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats13.7 
 9. Goulding, Tigers13.4 
 10. Henry, Kings13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.3 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Lazare, Kings7.4 
 4. Scott, Tigers7.2 
 5. Crosswhite, Kings7.2 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 7. Vukona, Breakers6.8 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.6 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.5 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.5 
 2. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 4. Wilson, Taipans3.6 
 5. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.1 
 7. Henry, Kings3.0 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats2.7 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.3 
 4. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
 5. Henry, Kings1.2 
 6. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.2 
 8. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 9. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 10. Ervin, Crocodiles1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.7 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.2 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats1.1 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers1.0 
 5. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 6. Hinder, Crocodiles0.8 
 7. Martin, Wildcats0.7 
 8. Wagstaff, Wildcats0.7 
 9. Lazare, Kings0.7 
 10. Knight, Wildcats0.7 


Redhage's 18 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Wildcats and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 18 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Wildcats in his team's victory, helping them to beat Tigers (#6, 5-9) 73-58. Wildcats maintains the 2nd position in Australian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Wildcats will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. Redhage has many years of experience at Wildcats, through which he has constantly improved. Arizona State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Redhage is in league's top in points (8th best: 13.7ppg), assists (9th best: 2.7apg) and averages solid 1.1bpg.

Second best performed player last round was Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) of 36ers. He is a center in his first season at 36ers. In the last game Johnson recorded impressive 24 points and 7 rebounds. Of course he lead 36ers to another comfortable win 82-64 over slightly higher-ranked Kings (#3, 10-8) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed 36ers to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-11 record. Johnson is a newcomer at 36ers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.5ppg (#6). He also registered 7.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles (#8). Ervin scored 29 points and passed four assists. Despite Ervin's great performance Crocodiles lost 78-82 to the higher-ranked Breakers (#1, 13-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Crocodiles not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ervin could try to bring Crocodiles' a little bit higher in the standings. Ervin has individually a great season in Australia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.1ppg (2nd best) and assists with 4.5apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larry Davidson (206-C/F-83) of Hawks - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Luke Nevill (218-C-86) of Crocodiles - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Matthew Knight (203-F/C-85) of Wildcats - 14 points and 8 rebounds
7. Aaron Grabau (196-G/F-78) of Taipans - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Glen Saville (197-F/G-76) of Hawks - 14 points and 8 rebounds
9. Mika Vukona (198-F-82) of Breakers - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) of Breakers - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists

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



NBL Round 14: Kings lose to Adelaide 36ers - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Findon between third ranked Kings (10-8) and seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-11) on Sunday night. Kings were defeated by Adelaide 36ers on the road 64-82. The game without a history. Adelaide 36ers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely Kings outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 45-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. Center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. The former international swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) replied with 15 points and 4 assists for Kings. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to fifth place. Kings at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Adelaide 36ers are looking forward to face league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kings will play at home against Melbourne Tigers and are hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Cairns Taipans (5-10) which played in Gwynneville against higher ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-7). Eighth ranked Cairns Taipans had an easy win 94-81. Swingman Aaron Grabau (196-78) scored 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and Shane Edwards chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Wollongong Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Cairns Taipans will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Wollongong Hawks will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to get back on the winning track.
NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (13-3) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (5-11) in Wulguru 82-78. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Townsville Crocodiles. Cedric Jackson notched a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 29 points and 4 assists by Gary Ervin did not help to save the game for Townsville Crocodiles. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-3 record. Loser Townsville Crocodiles dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers will meet Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 14 Tigers were beaten by Wildcats on the road 73-58.


Wildcats - Tigers 73-58

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Perth Wildcats (11-4) beat at home 6th ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-9) 73-58 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. Melbourne Tigers managed to win fourth quarter 21-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Melbourne Tigers to just 6 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 51-36 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) notched 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the effort and the former international power forward Matthew Knight (203-85, college: Loyola Mary) supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Even 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) did not help to save the game for Melbourne Tigers. His fellow American import power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) added 9 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-4 record having just three points less than leader Breakers. Loser Melbourne Tigers keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Cairns Taipans (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Melbourne Tigers will play against Kings in Sydney and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tigers: J.Flynn 19+6reb+5ast, B.Lewis 11+1reb+2ast, S.Scott 9+8reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 6+6reb+1ast, T.Greer 4+3reb, C.Goulding 3+2reb+1ast
Wildcats: S.Redhage 18+7reb+4ast, M.Knight 14+8reb+1ast, K.Lisch 12+2reb+5ast, G.Hire 10+7reb, J.Wagstaff 7+7reb, E.Bartlett 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 182692


36ers - Kings 82-64

The most important game in the last round took place in Findon between third ranked Kings (10-8) and seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-11) on Sunday night. Kings were defeated by Adelaide 36ers on the road 64-82. The game without a history. Adelaide 36ers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely Kings outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 45-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. Center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. The former international swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) added 8 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Kings. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to fifth place. Kings at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Adelaide 36ers are looking forward to face league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kings will play at home against Melbourne Tigers and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kings: C.Henry 15+4reb+4ast, B.Madgen 12+6reb+2ast, D.Lazare 8+12reb+2ast, T.Garlepp 8+5reb, A.Bruce 6+4reb+4ast, I.Crosswhite 4+7reb+1ast
36ers: D.Johnson 24+7reb, J.Cadee 13+1reb+3ast, A.Petrie 11+7reb+1ast, S.Weigh 11+7reb+3ast, A.Gibson 8+3reb+3ast, L.Schenscher 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 182691


Hawks - Taipans 81-94

Another interesting game for Cairns Taipans (5-10) which played in Gwynneville against higher ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-7). Eighth ranked Cairns Taipans had an easy win 94-81. Cairns Taipans made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. Swingman Aaron Grabau (196-78) scored 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Wollongong Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Cairns Taipans will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Wollongong Hawks will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hawks: G.Saville 14+8reb+1ast, A.Deleon 12+5reb+3ast, L.Davidson 11+10reb+3ast, O.Forman 11+5reb+2ast, L.Hurdle 10+3reb+1ast, D.Gruber 10+3reb
Taipans: A.Grabau 22+3reb+3ast, S.Edwards 16+9reb, A.Loughton 13+7reb, J.Wilson 13+3reb+8ast, C.Gliddon 12+4reb+4ast, B.Hill 10+1reb
gschID: 182690


Crocodiles - Breakers 78-82

NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (13-3) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (5-11) in Wulguru 82-78. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Townsville Crocodiles. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 23-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Townsville Crocodiles 44-18 including a 17-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) supported him with 19 points. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 29 points and 4 assists by American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) did not help to save the game for Townsville Crocodiles. The former international center Luke Nevill (218-86, college: Utah) added 20 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-3 record. Loser Townsville Crocodiles dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers will meet Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 29+2reb+4ast, L.Nevill 20+4reb+2ast, M.Cedar 11+2reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 10+3reb+2ast, P.Crawford 6+2reb+4ast, B.Allen 2+1reb
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 19+3reb, A.Pledger 10+9reb, W.Hudson 10+8reb+1ast, C.Jackson 10+10reb+8ast, M.Vukona 8+8reb+5ast, D.Corletto 8
gschID: 182689



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 13-2 
 2. Gmunden 12-3 
 3. Kapfenberg 12-3 
 4. Klosterneub. 11-5 
 5. Gussing 9-7 
 6. Wels 8-8 
 7. Oberwart 6-9 
 8. UBSC Graz 6-10 
 9. Furstenfeld 5-10 
 10. St.Polten 2-14 
 11. Arkadia 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 13: Kapfenberg - Oberwart 90-89
Jan. 13: Gussing - Klosterneub. 77-93
Jan. 12: UBSC Graz - BC Vienna 74-93
Jan. 12: St.Polten - Wels 63-85
Jan. 13: Gmunden - Furstenfeld 112-84

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 17: BC Vienna - Kapfenberg
Jan. 18: Klosterneub. - UBSC Graz
Jan. 18: Wels - Gussing
Jan. 18: Oberwart - Gmunden
Jan. 18: Furstenfeld - Arkadia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Tiedeman, Wels20.2 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg19.5 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia18.9 
 4. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.9 
 5. Pearson, Furstenf.18.7 
 6. Grum, Furstenfeld18.5 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.18.0 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna17.8 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.7 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.3 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.1 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia7.2 
 5. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.1 
 6. Ray, BC Vienna7.1 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.9 
 8. Lamesic, Wels6.9 
 9. Trmal, BC Vienna6.8 
 10. Johnson, Oberwart6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.2 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.1 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.4 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.3 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld4.0 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.9 
 10. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.6 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 3. Ray, BC Vienna1.7 
 4. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.6 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 7. Markovic, UBSC G.1.4 
 8. Payton, Klostern.1.4 
 9. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 10. Cox, Furstenfeld1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Arkadia
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Bortolin, Arkadia1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.1 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.9 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.8 
 8. Koch, Gussing0.7 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. Heard, Gussing0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 17: Kapfenberg Bulls edge Redwell Gunners Oberwart by one point - by Eurobasket News

Seventh-ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (6-9) made lots of trouble for third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (12-3) on Sunday. Kapfenberg Bulls managed to secure only one-point victory 90-89. However their fans expected much easier game. Redwell Gunners Oberwart was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Kapfenberg Bulls made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Redwell Gunners Oberwart helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who scored 27 points. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) produced 41 points (!!!) and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Gmunden. Redwell Gunners Oberwart at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face league's leader BC Vienna in Wien in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play at home against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Leader BC Vienna delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked UBSC Graz (6-10) 93-74. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Stjepan Stazic contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Slovenian guard Dragan Miletic (195-82) answered with 16 points and 6 assists for UBSC Graz. BC Vienna maintains first place with 13-2 record. UBSC Graz at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. BC Vienna will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. UBSC Graz will play against Xion Dukes (#4) in Klosterneuburg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Gussing was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (11-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Gussing Knights (9-7). Xion Dukes defeated Gussing Knights 93-77 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gussing Knights. The victory was the third consecutive win for Xion Dukes. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 11-5 record. Loser Gussing Knights keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Xion Dukes will meet at home UBSC Graz (#8) in the next round. Gussing Knights will play against Raiffeisen Wels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Gmunden. Local Gmunden Swans (12-3) outscored 9th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (5-10) 112-84. Richard Poiger nailed 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Gmunden Swans' coach Kresimir Basic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the twelfth consecutive win for Gmunden Swans. They maintain second place with 12-3 record behind leader BC Vienna, which they share with Kapfenberg. Furstenfeld Panthers lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Gmunden Swans' next round opponent will be Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#7) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Arkadia Lions in Traiskirchen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 17 Wels crushed St.Polten in a road game 85-63.


Gmunden - Furstenfeld 112-84

The game with biggest result difference took place in Gmunden. Local Gmunden Swans (12-3) outscored 9th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (5-10) 112-84. The game was mostly controlled by Gmunden Swans. Furstenfeld Panthers was better in fourth quarter 30-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Furstenfeld Panthers' 42 and made 25-of-31 charity shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Furstenfeld Panthers 43-28 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gmunden Swans players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 29 personal fouls committed by Furstenfeld Panthers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International Richard Poiger (202-87) nailed 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) accounted for 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Gmunden Swans players scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans' coach Kresimir Basic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) added 22 points respectively for Furstenfeld Panthers in the defeat. The victory was the twelfth consecutive win for Gmunden Swans. They maintain second place with 12-3 record behind leader BC Vienna, which they share with Kapfenberg. Furstenfeld Panthers lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Gmunden Swans' next round opponent will be Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#7) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Arkadia Lions in Traiskirchen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 22+2reb+1ast, M.Pearson 16+12reb+1ast, T.Sally 13+4reb+1ast, P.Radakovics 8+1reb+3ast, D.Hasenburger 7+2reb, C.Cox 6+1reb+2ast
Gmunden: R.Poiger 24+9reb+2ast, C.Novas 17+3reb+2ast, R.Arnold 16+10reb+4ast, J.Brown 15+2reb+4ast, D.Oppland 13+1reb+2ast, M.Mayer 10+5reb+4ast
gschID: 229480


Kapfenberg - Oberwart 90-89

Seventh-ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (6-9) made lots of trouble for third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (12-3) on Sunday. Kapfenberg Bulls managed to secure only one-point victory 90-89. However their fans expected much easier game. Redwell Gunners Oberwart was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Kapfenberg Bulls made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Redwell Gunners Oberwart helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who scored 27 points. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. American-Puerto Rican point guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) produced 41 points (!!!) and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Gmunden. Redwell Gunners Oberwart at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face league's leader BC Vienna in Wien in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play at home against the league's second-placed Gmunden Swans (#2) in Gmunden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: D.Hinson 41+2reb+5ast, S.Boxley 17+7reb+4ast, L.Linzer 10, J.Johnson 6+7reb+3ast, H.Artner 5+3reb+3ast, H.Ochsenhofer 5+2reb+3ast
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 27+2reb+1ast, D.Mayes 17+1ast, M.Sanchez 16+9reb, D.Nelson 11+5reb+2ast, Q.Pryor 7+2reb+6ast, F.Kramer 4
gschID: 229479


Gussing - Klosterneub. 77-93

The game in Gussing was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (11-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Gussing Knights (9-7). Xion Dukes defeated Gussing Knights 93-77 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gussing Knights. The victory was the third consecutive win for Xion Dukes. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 11-5 record. Loser Gussing Knights keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Xion Dukes will meet at home UBSC Graz (#8) in the next round. Gussing Knights will play against Raiffeisen Wels and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 229478


UBSC Graz - BC Vienna 74-93

Leader BC Vienna delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked UBSC Graz (6-10) 93-74. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when BC Vienna's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-14 extending their advantage to 19 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to UBSC Graz's 38. BC Vienna players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Slovenian guard Dragan Miletic (195-82) answered with 16 points and 6 assists and American point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for UBSC Graz. Four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. BC Vienna maintains first place with 13-2 record. UBSC Graz at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. BC Vienna will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. UBSC Graz will play against Xion Dukes (#4) in Klosterneuburg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
UBSC Graz: M.Stegnjaic 17+6reb, D.Miletic 16+2reb+6ast, E.Gilchrese 14+3reb+6ast, M.Markovic 10+6reb+2ast, R.Lanegger 9+7reb, S.Schaal 4+1ast
BC Vienna: Z.Rakocevic 21+3reb+2ast, S.Stazic 20+1reb+4ast, F.Trmal 18+1reb+1ast, B.Danek 9+5reb+5ast, S.Ray 9+8reb+1ast, J.Francois 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 229477


St.Polten - Wels 63-85

There was no surprise when 10th ranked St.Polten (2-14) was crushed at home by sixth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (8-8) 85-63. The game without a history. Raiffeisen Wels led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Raiffeisen Wels forced 21 St.Polten turnovers. American-Iranian point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa) nailed 23 points and 5 assists for the winning side and the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Maksim Kovacevic (199-87) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-84) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for St.Polten in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Raiffeisen Wels maintains sixth place with 8-8 record. St.Polten lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Raiffeisen Wels' next round opponent will be higher ranked Gussing Knights (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: M.Kovacevic 15+8reb+2ast, M.Speiser 13+2reb+2ast, M.Kohlmaier 11+5reb+1ast, M.Pinezich 9+2reb+1ast, T.Csebits 8+3reb+3ast, I.Prosev 3+1reb
Wels: A.Farokhmanesh 23+2reb+5ast, D.Washington 13+4reb+1ast, D.Lamesic 12+6reb+3ast, R.Vieider 11+3reb, C.Hallett 9+3reb+1ast, T.Tiedeman 9+7reb+2ast
gschID: 229476



Darnell Hinson claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American-Puerto Rican Darnell Hinson (186-PG-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Oberwart and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 32-year old playmaker had the game-high 41 points adding two rebounds and five assists for Oberwart as his team was edged out by Kapfenberg (#3, 12-3) 90-89. Oberwart maintains the 7th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Oberwart is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 15 games. In the team's last game Hinson had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Oberwart's top player in his first season with the team. Darnell Hinson averages this season 24.4ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Robert Arnold (198-F-88) of second-ranked Gmunden. Arnold impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Gmunden to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#9, 5-10) 112-84. Gmunden's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just three games this season, while they won 12 matches. Arnold is well-known by Gmunden fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Gmunden's star - international Richard Poiger (202-SF-87). Poiger scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Gmunden, helping his team with a 112-84 easy win against the lower-ranked Furstenfeld (#9, 5-10). Gmunden is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 12-3 record is not that bad... Poiger has a very solid season. In 15 games in Austria he scored 11.4ppg. He also has 5.1rpg and FGP: 58.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ali Farokhmanesh (183-PG-88) of Wels - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Klosterneub. - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Philipp Horvath (175-G-87) of Gussing - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87) of Kapfenberg - 16 points and 9 rebounds
9. Jason Chappell (208-F/C-83) of Klosterneub. - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Damir Zeleznik (185-G-80) of Klosterneub. - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group E
 1. Barons kvartals 1-0 
 2. Ventspils 1-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-1 
 4. Parnu 0-1 
Group F
 1. Kalev/Cramo 1-0 
 2. Rudupis 1-0 
 3. Jelgava 0-1 
 4. Naglis Palangos 0-1 
Group G
 1. Juventus 1-0 
 2. Tarvas 1-0 
 3. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-1 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 0-2 
Group H
 1. TU/Rock 2-0 
 2. Valmiera 2-0 
 3. Sakalai 0-2 
 4. Siauliai 0-2 
Stage One Standings

Top 16: Round 2

Jan. 12: Lietkabelis - Parnu 98-93 OT
Jan. 12: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Barsy Atyrau 93-57
Jan. 12: TU/Rock - Siauliai 84-68
Jan. 13: Valmiera - Siauliai 82-77
Jan. 12: Jelgava - Rudupis 68-93
Jan. 12: Ventspils - Barons kvartals 65-66

Top 16: Round 3

Jan. 16: Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau
Jan. 18: Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau
Jan. 22: Siauliai - Sakalai
Jan. 22: Parnu - Barons kvartals
Jan. 23: Rudupis - Naglis Palangos
Jan. 23: Kalev/Cramo - Jelgava


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Raadik, Parnu20.0 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.4 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas18.1 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 6. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.9 
 8. Leonard, Juventus14.6 
 9. Fredrick, Barsy A.14.5 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.9 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera8.0 
 4. Matyukevych, Bars.7.5 
 5. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.4 
 6. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.2 
 7. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.2 
 8. Keedus, TTU7.1 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis6.9 
 10. Varnelis, Juventus6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.7 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Maceina, Pieno Z.4.8 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.6 
 6. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.5 
 7. Tamm, Tarvas4.4 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.4.2 
 9. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 10. Leonard, Juventus4.0 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.6 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.2 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 4. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 5. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.1 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera1.9 
 8. Sims, Ventspils1.8 
 9. Leppik, TU/Rock1.8 
 10. Jakovics, Liepaja1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 2. Petrukonis, Juven.1.7 
 3. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.4 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.0.9 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 9. Zyle, Nevezis0.9 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.8 


Round 2 of Top 16 - by Eurobasket News

Valmiera - Siauliai 82-77

The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Siauliai was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Swiss-Lithuanian guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 16 points and 5 assists and Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Valmiera and five Siauliai players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Berzins 28+9reb, M.Ziedins 13+7reb, R.Gabrans 12+1reb+7ast, A.Butjankovs 11+11reb+4ast, V.Iljins 7+3reb, S.Amolins 6+1reb+1ast
Siauliai: R.Alijevas 16+1reb+5ast, L.Jackson 13+4reb+2ast, P.Dia 13+5reb, C.Simon 10+2reb, A.Kieza 10+8reb+2ast, S.Kuzminskas 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 230878


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Barsy Atyrau 93-57

The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Barsy Atyrau's 36. The best player for the winners was swingman Mantas Ruikis (194-85) who scored 17 points. Gytis Sirutavicius (195-83) chipped in 17 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Zambalist Fredrick (183-86, college: S.Carolina) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: G.Sirutavicius 17+2reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 17+2reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 12+4reb+1ast, T.Biggs 12+3reb+1ast, G.Maceina 9+5reb+3ast, Y.Gates 9+2reb
Barsy Atyrau: E.Zelionis 11+9reb, Z.Fredrick 9+5reb, M.Evstigneev 8+4reb, C.McEachin 8+2reb, D.Dyatlovsky 6+2reb, A.Endropov 5+2ast
gschID: 230877


Ventspils - Barons kvartals 65-66

The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Barons kvartals outrebounded Ventspils 43-23 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) produced 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 19+6reb+1ast, J.Rozitis 14+5reb, T.Cain 13+15reb, I.Bergmanis 7+5reb+9ast, D.Zonne 5+1reb, S.Metra 4+6reb
Ventspils: D.Lejasmeiers 12+4reb+1ast, M.Meiers 12, J.Timma 12+5reb+3ast, R.Zakis 11+3reb+1ast, F.Campbell 5+5reb, A.Berzins 5+4reb
gschID: 230876


Jelgava - Rudupis 68-93

The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Jelgava was better in fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rudupis shot 25 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Jelgava only scored nine points from the stripe. They outrebounded Jelgava 51-31 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jelgava was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Center Tautvydas Slezas (207-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Rudupis players scored in double figures. American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Jelgava's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 21+14reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 15+9reb+2ast, T.Slezas 15+9reb+4ast, P.Ivanauskas 13+6reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 10+2reb+2ast, A.Urbutis 7+3reb+1ast
Jelgava: K.Chamberlain 17+10reb+2ast, A.Duselis 12+5reb+1ast, E.Krumins 11+8reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 9+1reb, A.Justovics 5+2ast, L.Mizis 5+1ast
gschID: 230875


TU/Rock - Siauliai 84-68

The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 16 points. TU/Rock made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) who scored 25 points. Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) produced 17 points and Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 25+3reb+3ast, E.Dimsa 15+7reb+1ast, V.Allingu 15+6reb, V.Kriisa 10+3reb+3ast, K.Saage 9+1reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 5+2reb+2ast
Siauliai: L.Samenas 17+3ast, P.Dia 11+5reb+1ast, V.Liutych 10+2reb+1ast, V.Sulskis 10+5reb, R.Alijevas 7+2reb+2ast, A.Kieza 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 230874


Lietkabelis - Parnu 98-93 OT

Liatkabelis clinched the first win in Top 16 round as they snatched overtime win over Parnu. Darius Griskenas (194-F-84) stepped up with 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) added 20 points for Liatkabelis. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) answered with 33 points and 11 rebounds for Parnu.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: D.Darius Griskenas 27+10reb+2ast, K.Kaspars Vecvagars 20+1reb+7ast, E.Ulanovas 13+3reb+6ast, M.Kupsas 11+11reb, A.Drungilas 10+9reb, K.Babkauskas 7+2reb+3ast
Parnu: R.Rain Raadik 33+11reb+1ast, O.Matulionis 19+7reb+4ast, K.Kitsing 16+3reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 9+5reb+12ast, T.Hamarsalu 9+1reb+1ast, K.Evart 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 230873



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Sergei Miakinin claims Belarusian Premier League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Ukrainian Sergei Miakinin (206-F/C-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Sozh Gomel and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 26-year old power forward had the game-high 36 points adding five rebounds for Sozh Gomel in his team's victory, helping them to crush Rubon (#3, 8-5) with 25-point margin 94-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Sozh Gomel maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian Premier League. They are still close to the very top. Sozh Gomel would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 11-2 record. In the team's last game Miakinin had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Sozh Gomel's top player in his first season with the team. Miakinin has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.3ppg), rebounds (7th best: 6.0rpg) and averages solid 67.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Henadziy Zakhar (198-SF-92) of Impuls BGUIR. Zakhar impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Impuls BGUIR to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Borisfen (#7, 1-12) 80-58. This victory allowed Impuls BGUIR to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-9 record. Zakhar is one of the most experienced players at Impuls BGUIR and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.9ppg (#4). He also registered 8.9 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Lithuanian Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-F-92) of Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4). Rutkauskas scored 25 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Tsmoki-Minsk II, leading his team to a 76-67 win against slightly lower-ranked Svisloch (#6, 3-10). The chances of Tsmoki-Minsk II ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Rutkauskas could help Tsmoki-Minsk II to bring them higher in the standings. Rutkauskas has a great season in Belarus. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.5ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 10.2rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aliaksandr Semianiuk (207-F-93) of Tsmoki-Minsk II - 18 points and 14 rebounds
5. Dmitri Akulich (190-G-86) of Rubon - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Viktar Ilyukevich (203-C/F-94) of Rubon - 11 points and 11 rebounds
7. Kiril Sitnik (190-G-89) of Sozh Gomel - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kiril Volodkin (190-G-91) of Impuls BGUIR - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Evgeni Sugonyako (198-F-92) of Tsmoki-Minsk II - 25 points and 8 rebounds
10. Denis Azaare (196-G/F-92) of Impuls BGUIR - 15 points

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



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Houthalen 13-5 
 2. Kangor.-Boom 12-5 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 11-6 
 4. Gembo BBC 10-6 
 5. St-Niklase 10-7 
 6. Waregem 9-7 
 7. Gent Dragons 9-7 
 8. Excelsior 9-7 
 9. CEP Fleurus 8-8 
 10. M.Hainaut II 8-8 
 11. Sprimont 7-7 
 12. Tongeren 7-9 
 13. Oudenaarde 6-11 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-14 
 15. Giants II 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 13: Houthalen - Essor Charleroi 94-60
Jan. 11: Sint-Jan Ant. - CEP Fleurus 93-80
Jan. 12: Waregem - Giants II 85-61
Jan. 12: Kangor.-Boom - St-Niklase 65-68
Jan. 12: Gent Dragons - Oudenaarde 64-63
Jan. 11: Point Chaud - Tongeren
Jan. 13: Excelsior - M.Hainaut II



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 12: Flamengo - Limeira 98-81
Jan. 12: Bauru - Palmeiras 91-67
Jan. 12: Liga Sorocaba - Suzano 87-70
Jan. 12: Basquete Cearense - Pinheiros/Sky 84-85
Jan. 12: Franca - Minas 78-77
Jan. 12: Uberlandia - Vila Velha 73-64
Jan. 12: Brasilia - Paulistano 68-67
Jan. 12: Tijuca TC - Joinville 58-79

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 17: Pinheiros/Sky - Liga Sorocaba
Jan. 17: Mogi das Cruzes - Uberlandia
Jan. 17: Joinville - Limeira
Jan. 17: Palmeiras - Tijuca TC
Jan. 17: Suzano - Flamengo
Jan. 17: Paulistano - Bauru
Jan. 17: Minas - Brasilia
Jan. 17: Vila Velha - Basquete Cearense
Jan. 17: S.Jose/Unimed - Franca

Round 3

Jan. 15: Brasilia - Basquete Cearense
Jan. 14: Flamengo - S.Jose/Unimed

Round 4

Jan. 15: Palmeiras - Pinheiros/Sky


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-F-84)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.6 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.6 
 3. Antonio, S.Jose/U.19.4 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.19.1 
 5. Simmons, Vila Velha19.0 
 6. Holloway, Liga S.18.9 
 7. Brown, Palmeiras18.8 
 8. Day, Uberlandia18.7 
 9. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.5 
 10. Dos Santos, Brasi.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Guilherme GIOVANNONI
  Brasilia
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Giovannoni, Brasil.9.7 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.8.9 
 3. Rodriguez, Flame.8.7 
 4. Araujo, Mogi d.8.5 
 5. Agba, Bauru8.2 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.8.2 
 7. Castellar, Limeira7.9 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.8 
 9. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.6 
 10. Cipolini, Uberlan.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.5 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.7 
 3. Dos Santos, Brasil.5.7 
 4. Garcia, Uberlandia5.5 
 5. Lima, Limeira5.0 
 6. Campos, Suzano4.9 
 7. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.9 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 9. Ribeiro, Brasilia4.6 
 10. Figueroa, Franca4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (196-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.3
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.3 
 2. Benite, Flamengo0.3 
 3. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.2 
 4. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.2 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.2 
 8. Alves, Brasilia0.2 
 9. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 10. Collum, Uberlandia0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Campos, Suzano2.5 
 2. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 3. Figueroa, Franca2.2 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.0 
 5. de Assis, S.Jose/U.2.0 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha1.9 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. Lima, Limeira1.7 
 9. Parker, Vila Velha1.7 
 10. Vieira, Flamengo1.7 


Flamengo agreed with Bruno Zanotti - by Paulo Freire

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo presented his new signing for the NBB and the Americas League of Fiba. The new hired is the paraguayan winger Bruno Zanotti (199-F-82, college: Merrimack).

Zanotti is 30 years old and can play in the positions 3 and 4. The player was acting last season at Libertad of Paraguay and had spells at American College basketball and in Uruguay and Argentina clubs. In Argentina he defended the current South American League champions, the Regatas Corrientes.

Bruno Zanotti has the qualities to play great defense, good positioning for rebounds and disciplined tactically. In the latest edition of the South American Championship he has averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Pre 2011 tournament in Mar del Plata the athlete had averaged 10.8 points and 2.5 rebounds.

The player will be important to address the lack of Marcelinho Machado who will be out of the courts for 6 months due to knee surgery. It might be useful also to give more rest to Olivinha at power forward. The Paraguayan has what it takes to be an important piece in red-black squad rotation.



Everson Lacerda sign with Sorocaba - by Paulo Freire

The Liga Sorocabana de Basquete team hired a new basketball center Everson Lacerda (210-C), 25 years old. The player who is 2 m 10 tall and 104kg , was a product of Saint Thomas University, of the United States, as he was playing college basketball.

- Everson Lacerda is a very strong player, therefore he will strengthen our defensive aspect; he will also works fine under the basket on our offensive. Finally, he will help us greatly in the sequel of the NBB. Said the coach of the LSB, Rinaldo Rodrigues.

Everson was born in Betim, a town in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte. Before moving to the USA, where he played first in the Hutchinson Community College, the athlete played in the Minas Gerais capital Club, Ginasio.



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.2 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.18.9 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.7 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.2 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.18.0 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Marinovic, Levski17.5 
 8. Milosevic, Tundja16.3 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.0 
 10. Simeonov, U2016.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.6 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.2 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja8.7 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.4 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.8.3 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.4 
 7. Dupree, Rilski S.7.1 
 8. Simeonov, U207.0 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.6 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.8 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.6 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.4 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.4 
 8. Karamfilov, U204.3 
 9. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.2 
 10. Massamba, Lukoil4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.9 
 2. Velikov, Cherno M.2.4 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.4 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.3 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.3 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.3 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.2.3 
 8. Govedarov, Tundja2.2 
 9. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 10. Raykov, Chernomo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.2.8 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.8 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.3 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.9 
 8. Varbanov, Levski S.0.9 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 10. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.8 


James Tyler claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American James Tyler (218-C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Chernomorets and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 28 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team U20 (#10, 0-12) with 21-point margin 91-70. Chernomorets is placed at 8th position in Bulgarian NBL. Chernomorets is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-7 record. Tyler turned to be Chernomorets' top player in his first season with the team. Tyler has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.9ppg) and averages solid 2.8bpg and 67.5% FGP. Worth to mention Tyler played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old former international center Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of second-ranked Levski Sofia. Varbanov impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Levski Sofia cruised to a 85-78 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Lukoil Academik (10-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Levski Sofia consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 10 matches. Varbanov is a newcomer at Levski Sofia and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was international Martin Durchev (204-SF-87) of Tundja Yambol (#4). Durchev showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Tundja Yambol, leading his team to a 88-71 easy win against the lower-ranked Beroe (#7, 4-7). Tundja Yambol needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Durchev has a great season in Bulgaria. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (3rd best) and assists with 4.4apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Ivo Slavchev (198-F-90) of Chernomorets - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) of Rilski Sportist - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Nemanja Milosevic (204-F/C-87) of Tundja Yambol - 19 points and 9 rebounds
9. Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Atanas Radev (200-F-81) of Beroe - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Lukoil Academic part ways with Marin Dokuzovski - by Christomir Rackov

Lukoil Academic Sofia part ways with the head coach of the team Marin Dokuzovski. The day after the loss to Levski with 78-85 the Macedonian coach and the club management agreed that it's best for the team to make that change.

Meanwhile the team will be coached by one of the assistants Miroslav Ralchev. Ivan Kotsev and Georgi Davidov will also continue their work.

The decision of who will be the next head coach of the team will be taken after club president Valentin Zlatev returns to Bulgaria as he is abroad right now. The club management thanked Marin Dokuzovski for his loyalty and commitment and wished him success in his future career.



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 8-0 
 2. Acadia 7-1 
 3. UPEI 7-2 
 4. St.Francis X. 5-5 
 5. New Brunsw. 3-6 
 6. Dalhousie 3-6 
 7. St.Mary's 2-7 
 8. Memorial 0-8 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 11-2 
 2. Victoria 7-5 
 3. UFV 7-5 
 4. TRU 6-6 
 5. UNBC 5-6 
 6. TWU 4-8 
 7. Mount Royal 2-9 
 8. UBC Okanagan 2-10 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 10-2 
 2. Saskatchewan 8-4 
 3. Winnipeg 8-5 
 4. Manitoba 7-5 
 5. Lethbridge 6-6 
 6. Calgary 5-7 
 7. Regina 4-7 
 8. Brandon 3-8 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 11-1 
 2. Ryerson 10-1 
 3. Ottawa 10-2 
 4. Queen's 9-3 
 5. Laurentian 5-6 
 6. York 4-7 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-9 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 8-3 
 2. Lakehead 6-5 
 3. McMaster 6-5 
 4. Brock 4-7 
 5. Guelph 4-7 
 6. Laurier 3-8 
 7. Waterloo 1-10 
 8. Western 1-10 
Quebec League
 1. Bishop's 5-1 
 2. McGill 4-2 
 3. Concordia 4-3 
 4. UQAM 2-5 
 5. Laval 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 12: UBC - Winnipeg 96-93 OT
Jan. 12: Winnipeg - UBC 93-96 OT
Jan. 12: UPEI - St.Mary's 92-72
Jan. 12: Laurier - Guelph 88-94
Jan. 12: McMaster - Western 86-62
Jan. 12: TWU - Saskatchewan 85-92
Jan. 12: TRU - Calgary 85-81
Jan. 13: Windsor - Waterloo 85-58
Jan. 12: Queen's - Laurentian 84-82
Jan. 12: Manitoba - Victoria 82-79
Jan. 12: UFV - Alberta 81-91
Jan. 12: Regina - Mount Royal 78-72
Jan. 12: Toronto Univ. - Ottawa 75-92
Jan. 12: New Brunsw. - St.Francis X. 75-91
Jan. 12: UBC Okanagan - Lethbridge 74-81
Jan. 12: McGill - Laval 72-64
Jan. 12: Concordia - UQAM 69-71
Jan. 12: Lakehead - Brock 67-70
Jan. 12: Ryerson - Carleton 66-91
Jan. 12: Brandon - UNBC 61-54
Jan. 14: Cape Breton - Memorial
Jan. 15: Cape Breton - Memorial


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxwell ALLIN
  Laurier
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Allin, Laurier26.3 
 2. Dorsey, Cape Bret.25.7 
 3. Lamar, Saskatch.25.5 
 4. Perrin, TWU21.3 
 5. Scrubb, Carleton20.9 
 6. Faulkner, Queen''s20.3 
 7. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.0 
 8. Freeman, UFV19.7 
 9. Berhanemeske., Ott.19.4 
 10. Dunn, St.Francis19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harry EZENIBE
  St.Mary''s
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s12.0 
 2. Kamen, UBC11.5 
 3. Phillip, Windsor10.5 
 4. Allin, Laurier10.4 
 5. Waldner, Lethb.10.1 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead9.9 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s8.8 
 9. Eyitayo, Concordia8.7 
 10. Barton, UNBC8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.7 
 2. York, UFV5.3 
 3. Hebert, Regina5.2 
 4. Daley, New Brunsw.5.1 
 5. Jones, Ryerson5.0 
 6. Pasquale, Laure.4.9 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.9 
 8. Walton, Manitoba4.8 
 9. Lamar, Saskatch.4.7 
 10. Allin, Laurier4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.3 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.2 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.3.1 
 4. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.8 
 5. Perrin, TWU2.8 
 6. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 8. Walton, Manitoba2.5 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.2.4 
 10. Parchment, UFV2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew CHESSON
  Laurier
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Chesson, Laurier1.9 
 2. O''Brien, New B.1.9 
 3. Duke, UPEI1.8 
 4. Moses, Calgary1.8 
 5. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 6. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.6 
 7. Aubertin, UNBC1.6 
 8. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 9. Dewar, Alberta1.5 
 10. Tufegdzich, York1.4 


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

-year old forward Brylle Kamen (201-F) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team UBC and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 12 points and 21 rebounds, while his team outclassed Manitoba (#4, 6-5) with 26-point margin 87-61. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed UBC to consolidate first place in the Canadian league. UBC have a solid 9-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Kamen as usually he does not deliver so high stats. San Jose State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Kamen is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.2rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Patrick Burns (198-G) of Saskatchewan. He is a guard in his 5th season at Saskatchewan. In the last game Burns recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Saskatchewan cruised to a 90-82 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked UFV (7-4). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Saskatchewan consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 7-4 record is not bad at all. Burns is one of the most experienced players at Saskatchewan and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Aaron Best (193-G) of league's leader Ryerson. Best scored 27 points. He was a key player of Ryerson, leading his team to a 76-71 win against #3 ranked Ottawa. Ryerson have amazing season winning all 10 games without a single defeat. Best turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Best has a very solid season. In 9 games in Canada he scored 15.9ppg. He also has 6.9rpg and FGP: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Greg Carter (178-G-90) of Lakehead - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Brett Rouault (193-G) of TRU - 28 points and 8 rebounds
6. Philip Scrubb (190-G-92) of Carleton - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jahmal Jones (183-PG-91) of Ryerson - 26 points and 7 rebounds
8. Jordan Baker (192-G-91) of Alberta - 21 points and 11 rebounds
9. Kenneth Otieno (188-G) of Alberta - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Benny Iko (198-F) of Winnipeg - 15 points and 13 rebounds

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



Ryan Wright to replace Terrence Roberts at Sonic Boom KT - by Greg

Sonic Boom KT (KBL) has changed their import players. Korean club has just parted their ways with Terrance Roberst and landed 26-year old Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-113kg-87, college: Oklahoma). Wright already started the season at Anwil in Polish TBL league. In 11 TBL games this season he averaged 6.3ppg and 2.9rpg. The last season he played at Taiwan Mobile in Taiwanese SBL. In 22 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 12.9rpg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Wright also played at Soles in Mexican LNBP earlier that season. In 10 games he had 13.8ppg and 6.5rpg. The other team he played that season for was SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukrainian Superleague. In 12 games he had 6.1ppg and 4.9rpg. Wright attended University of Oklahoma until 2010 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 13: Foshan LL - Guangsha L. 129-119
Jan. 13: Fujian QB - Jiangsu D. 102-106
Jan. 13: Jilin NE T. - Qingdao E.
Jan. 13: Liaoning H. - Shandong FB
Jan. 13: Shanghai S. - Xinjiang FT
Jan. 13: Bayi R. - Shanxi Zh.
Jan. 13: TianJin S. - Beijing Ducks
Jan. 13: Guandong ST - Zhejiang CB


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.3
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.3 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.9 
 3. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 4. Daniels, Qingdao E.30.5 
 5. Akognon, Liaoning.30.4 
 6. Randolph, Foshan30.3 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha30.3 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.28.2 
 9. Hudson, DongGuan27.8 
 10. Marbury, Beijing27.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.3 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.1 
 4. Abbas, Shandong FB12.4 
 5. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.4 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.12.0 
 7. Ramos, Guangsha L.12.0 
 8. Wang, Fujian QB12.0 
 9. Li, Liaoning H.11.8 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.4 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.10.6 
 2. Lu, Shanxi Zh.6.1 
 3. Marbury, Beijing5.9 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 5. Jeter, Shandong FB5.2 
 6. Qahwash, Jiang.4.9 
 7. Hudson, DongGuan4.8 
 8. Douby, Zhejiang CB4.6 
 9. McGrady, Qingd.4.5 
 10. Gaines, Fujian QB4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.9 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 4. Marbury, Beijing2.3 
 5. Co, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 6. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 7. Jeter, Shandong FB2.1 
 8. Han, Bayi R.2.1 
 9. Ding, Zhejiang CB2.1 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.4 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 4. Wang, Bayi R.1.7 
 5. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 6. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.6 
 7. Haislip, DongGuan.1.6 
 8. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 9. White, Shanghai S.1.4 
 10. Daniels, Qingdao1.3 



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 13: Dubrovnik - KK Zagreb 80-86
Jan. 12: Jolly - Kvarner 2010 80-73
Jan. 12: Zabok - Djuro Djakovic 70-78
Jan. 12: Osjecki Sokol - Darda 69-80
Jan. 12: Krizevci - Alkar Sinj 61-83

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 19: Krizevci - Dubrovnik
Jan. 19: Alkar Sinj - Zabok
Jan. 19: Djuro Djakovic - Osjecki Sokol
Jan. 19: Darda - Jolly
Jan. 19: Kvarner 2010 - KK Zagreb


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ross, Jolly22.1 
 2. James, KK Zagreb19.1 
 3. Lez, Zabok18.9 
 4. Batina, Djuro D.18.3 
 5. Sundov, Osjecki17.7 
 6. Peraica, Darda17.2 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci16.5 
 8. Skific, Kvarner15.4 
 9. Krapic, KK Zagreb15.2 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruno SUNDOV
  Osjecki .
  (221-C-80)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Sundov, Osjecki8.3 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.9 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.1 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Peraica, Darda6.1 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.8 
 9. Ross, Jolly5.4 
 10. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.2 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.7 
 5. Panduric, Darda3.6 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci3.4 
 7. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.2 
 8. Lez, Zabok3.1 
 9. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 10. Blajic, Djuro D.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Jolly2.4 
 2. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.9 
 4. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 5. Maric, Zabok1.5 
 6. Skific, Kvarner1.5 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.1.4 
 8. Glavinic, Darda1.4 
 9. Meznaric, Darda1.4 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.8 
 2. Najev, Dubrovnik1.1 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 4. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.9 
 5. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 6. Bundovic, Zabok0.8 
 7. Diminic, Zabok0.6 
 8. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 9. Vlaic, Zabok0.5 
 10. Sundov, Osjecki0.5 


Adriatic League: Union Olimpija outlast KK Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Union Olimpija - KK Zadar 88:81

Union Olimpija survived a late scare from KK Zadar to clinch the 9th win in the Adriatic League season. The Slovenian powerhouse now improved at 9-8 record in the ladder. Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) fired 26 points to pace the hosts who played without Baynes.
Zadar started the game confidently. They jumped to an early 23:21 lead. Union Olimpija took over in the second term. They erupted for 27 points in the period to pile up a 48:40 halftime lead. Union Olimpija extended the margin in the third term. The hosts accounted for a 68:57 advantage heading into the fourth stanza. The gap grew at 16-point margin early in the fourth frame. However the Croatian team refused to surrender. KK Zadar got within one late in regulation 80:81. Jaka Blazic drained a timely three-pointer and then Muric followed with two free throws to make it 86:81 for the home team. Prepelic then capped the regulation with a jumper as Union Olimpija celebrated a tough win. Teemu Rannikko (189-PG-80) notched 17 points, while Alen Omic (215-C-92) added 12 points in the win. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds for KK Zadar. Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) had 12 points in the losing case.

Union Olimpija: Jaka Blazic 26, Teemu Rannikko 17, Alen Omic 12
KK Zadar: Romeo Travis 26, Barisa Krasic 12



Adriatic League: Crvena Zvezda too good for Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Cedevita 90:65

Crvena Zvezda cruised past Cedevita in Belgrade to improve at 12-5 record in the second place of the Adriatic League ladder. Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) posted 14 points to lead the winners.
Crvena Zvezda started the game aggressively. The Serbian powerhouse unloaded 28 points in the first frame to take a 9-point lead. Crvena Zvezda held Cedevita at just 11 points in the second term to take a comfortable 48:30 halftime advantage. Cedevita tried to get back into the contest in the third term. The Croatian team cut the deficit at 13-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But the hosts exploded with 28 points in the final ten minutes to seal the win at the end. Aleksandar Cvetkovic (183-PG-93) and Elton Brown (206-C-83, college: Virginia) delivered 12 points each for the hosts. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) answered with 22 points for Cedevita. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St.) had 13 points in the loss.

Crvena Zvezda: Boris Savovic 14, Aleksandar Cvetkovic 12, Elton Brown 12
Cedevita: Bracey Wright 22, Goran Suton 13



A1 Round 10: Kvarner 2010 loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 10 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sibenik where host Jolly (7-3) beat league's leader Kvarner 2010 (8-2) 80-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Kvarner 2010. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-73. Jolly dominated on the defensive end, holding Kvarner 2010 to just 5 points in second quarter. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Luka Petkovic (190-88) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Jolly have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record behind leader KK Zagreb. Kvarner 2010 at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by KK Zagreb who have the same record. Kvarner 2010 will play next round against league's leader KK Zagreb trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Jolly will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Vrijednosnice OS in Darda.
Another exciting game was between seventh ranked Djuro Djakovic and 6th ranked KK Zabok where Djuro Djakovic (5-5) beat KK Zabok (4-6) on the road 78-70. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. Marko Batina contributed with 24 points for the winners. Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) replied with 17 points for KK Zabok. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Darda. KK Zabok at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Djuro Djakovic will play against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek in the next round. KK Zabok will play on the road against Alkar Sinj and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Krizevci supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Alkar Sinj (6-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Krizevci (4-6). Alkar Sinj smashed Krizevci 83-61 on Saturday. Nikola Gaurina scored 15 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Patrick Rembert responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alkar Sinj have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 6-4 record. Loser Krizevci dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. They share the position with Zabok. Alkar Sinj will meet at home KK Zabok (#8) in the next round. Krizevci will play against KK Dubrovnik and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 10 KK Zagreb defeated Dubrovnik in a road game 86-80. Osjecki Sokol was beaten by Darda at home 69-80.
The best stats of 10th round was 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds by Ante Krapic of KK Zagreb.


Dubrovnik - KK Zagreb 80-86

There was no surprise when 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-9) was defeated at home by second ranked KK Zagreb (8-2) 86-80 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. KK Zagreb made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Forward Ante Krapic (205-85) scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international Marko Car (188-85) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side guard Ivan Mikulic (191-91) responded with 30 points and 4 assists and swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. KK Zagreb keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Kvarner 2010. KK Dubrovnik lost sixth consecutive game. Loser KK Dubrovnik stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. KK Zagreb will meet league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KK Dubrovnik will play against Krizevci (#7).
Top scorers:
Dubrovnik: I.Mikulic 30+3reb+4ast, D.Jakolis 20+10reb+3ast, M.Peric 10+3reb+2ast, M.Proleta 8+4reb, M.Lucic 6+3reb, F.Najev 4+3reb+2ast
KK Zagreb: A.Krapic 33+5reb+1ast, M.Car 23+4reb+4ast, J.Segaric 12+7reb+2ast, M.Poscic 8+10reb, P.Babic 5, T.Petrovic 3+3reb
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Osjecki Sokol - Darda 69-80

No shocking result in a game in Osijek where sixth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-5) defeated 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-8) 80-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Vrijednosnice OS. Osjecki Sokol managed to win fourth quarter 28-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Djuro Djakovic. Osjecki Sokol lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. Vrijednosnice OS will meet at home higher ranked Jolly (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Osjecki Sokol will play against Djuro Djakovic (#6) in Slavonski Brod and hope to secure a win.
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Jolly - Kvarner 2010 80-73

Round 10 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sibenik where host Jolly (7-3) beat league's leader Kvarner 2010 (8-2) 80-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Kvarner 2010. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-73. Jolly dominated on the defensive end, holding Kvarner 2010 to just 5 points in second quarter. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Luka Petkovic (190-88) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Jure Skific (202-88) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Jolly have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record behind leader KK Zagreb. Kvarner 2010 at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by KK Zagreb who have the same record. Kvarner 2010 will play next round against league's leader KK Zagreb trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Jolly will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Vrijednosnice OS in Darda.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: D.Cinac 20+5reb+3ast, J.Skific 18+8reb, D.Stipcic 11+2reb, B.Krivec 10+5reb+6ast, I.Radic 9+5reb, M.Juricic 3+3reb
Jolly: R.Ross 22+7reb+3ast, L.Petkovic 18+2reb+6ast, M.Mrva 12+5reb+5ast, T.Gabric 12+2reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 6+2reb+1ast, L.Katura 6+4reb
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Krizevci - Alkar Sinj 61-83

The game in Krizevci supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Alkar Sinj (6-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Krizevci (4-6). Alkar Sinj smashed Krizevci 83-61 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-61. Alkar Sinj dominated on the defensive end, holding Krizevci to just 4 points in second quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Alkar Sinj shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Antonio Bilic (190-86) chipped in 11 points during the contest. Five Alkar Sinj players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Ivan Svoboda (190-87) scored 8 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alkar Sinj have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 6-4 record. Loser Krizevci dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. They share the position with Zabok. Alkar Sinj will meet at home KK Zabok (#8) in the next round. Krizevci will play against KK Dubrovnik and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Krizevci: P.Rembert 18+5reb+3ast, I.Grgat 8+1ast, I.Svoboda 8+3reb+1ast, I.Cvjetkovic 7+2reb, H.Sertic 6+3reb, I.Cusek 6+1reb
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 15+5reb+3ast, R.Jugo 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Zupic 12+4reb, S.Modric 12+3reb, A.Bilic 11+3reb+3ast, J.Curkovic 6
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Zabok - Djuro Djakovic 70-78

Another exciting game was between seventh ranked Djuro Djakovic and 6th ranked KK Zabok where Djuro Djakovic (5-5) beat KK Zabok (4-6) on the road 78-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Zabok won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zabok was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) replied with 17 points and center Antonio Vlaic (204-91) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for KK Zabok. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Darda. KK Zabok at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Djuro Djakovic will play against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek in the next round. KK Zabok will play on the road against Alkar Sinj and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Zabok: P.Maric 17+4reb+3ast, A.Vlaic 13+7reb, M.Pesut 9+2reb+1ast, R.Lez 9+6ast, J.Mustapic 6+1reb, N.Vladovic 6+1reb+1ast
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 24+4reb, H.Puljko 24+6reb+3ast, M.Sarlija 8+6reb+1ast, T.Brnas 6+4reb, M.Karlovic 5+1reb+1ast, P.Zivkovic 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 196638



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 14-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 13-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 9-7 
 4. JBC Brno 9-7 
 5. Sokol P. 8-7 
 6. Liberec 8-8 
 7. Ostrava 7-9 
 8. Nymburk B 7-9 
 9. Proton Zlin 7-9 
 10. Litomerice 6-9 
 11. Kara Trutnov 6-10 
 12. U19 2-6 
 13. Sokol V. 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 13: Sokol H.K. - Kara Trutnov 87-74
Jan. 13: Proton Zlin - Loko Plzen 79-86
Jan. 11: Liberec - Nymburk B 75-63
Jan. 11: Sokol P. - Sokol V. 71-79
Jan. 13: Litomerice - Ostrava 69-65
Jan. 11: Sparta Praha - JBC Brno 55-75

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 18: Loko Plzen - Sokol P.
Jan. 20: Sokol V. - Sparta Praha
Jan. 20: JBC Brno - Sokol H.K.
Jan. 20: Kara Trutnov - Liberec
Jan. 18: Nymburk B - Litomerice
Jan. 18: Ostrava - Proton Zlin


Lubos Barton claims Czech Republic NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced international Lubos Barton (202-SF-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for USK Praha and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 32-year old had a double-double of 23 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed B&W Opava (#12, 6-15) with 24-point margin 75-51. USK Praha maintains the 8th position in Czech Republic NBL. USK Praha is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-12 record. In the team's last game Barton had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be USK Praha's top player in his first season with the team. Lubos Barton averages this season 17.4ppg and 7.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American guard Brandon Fields (193-G-88) of Levice. Fields impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Of course he lead Levice to another comfortable win 110-93 over the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#11, 6-15) being unquestionably team leader. Levice's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-11 record. Fields is a newcomer at Levice and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.7ppg (#5). He also recorded 3.1 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Polish Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) of Svitavy (#10). Mroz scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Mroz's great performance Svitavy lost 85-86 to the lower-ranked Usti n/Labem (#13, 4-17). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Svitavy not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mroz could try to bring Svitavy's a little bit higher in the standings. Mroz has individually a great season in Czech Republic. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.9rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) of J.Hradec - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Brad Reese (199-F-88) of Usti n/Labem - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ondrej Kohout (204-F-91) of BK Prostejov - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Willie Kemp (188-G-87) of Levice - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Pavel Slezak (186-G-84) of BK Prostejov - 23 points and 3 assists
9. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83) of BK Pardubice - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) of Svitavy - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  DENMARK   


Donald Rutherford claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Svendborg and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 20 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team crushed Aarhus BC (#9, 5-13) with 22-point margin 83-61. It allowed Svendborg to consolidate first place in the Danish Ligaen. Svendborg have a solid 16-2 record. Rutherford turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Catawba College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Rutherford is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.4ppg. Rutherford is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.5rpg) and averages solid 61.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. Colas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead Randers to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Naestved (#5, 10-8) 96-76. Randers' 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.3ppg (#2). He also registered 14.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved (#5). Walker showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. Despite Walker's great performance Naestved lost 76-96 to slightly lower-ranked Randers (#6, 7-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Naestved needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 10 victories and 8 lost games. Walker has a great season in Denmark. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 8.4rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC - 33 points and 9 rebounds
5. Damon Smith (200-F-88) of SISU - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Justin Baker (203-F-89) of Vaerlose - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84) of Svendborg - 21 points and 6 rebounds
9. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 13 assists
10. Axel Karason (194-SF-83) of Vaerlose - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Bakken Bears celebrate Danish Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Bakken Bears - Horsholm 79ers 106:69

Bakken Bears earned the Danish Cup title. They breezed past Horsholm 79ers in the Final tonight. Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) delivered 22 points to pace the winners.
Bakken Bears and Horsholm stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The Bears eked out a 24:22 lead after ten minutes. They managed to enlarge the lead in the second frame. Bakken Bears arrived at the interval up by as many as 20 points 54:34. Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) helped Bakken stretch the lead in the third term. The Bears piled up a massive 81:52 lead at the final intermission. Bakken opened the fourth term on a 10:4 run and never looked back roaming to the victory. Brenton Butler (190-G-87, college: Fordham) answered with 20 points for Horsholm. Rasmus Stolbjerg (201-F-95) had 10 points in defeat.



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 13-8 
 2. Canton C. 13-9 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 11-6 
 4. Erie Bay H. 10-7 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 10-10 
 6. Sioux Falls S. 10-10 
 7. Iowa E. 6-12 
 8. Springfield A. 5-13 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 13-7 
 2. Texas L. 11-8 
 3. Austin T. 11-9 
 4. Rio Grande VV 10-8 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 9-10 
 6. Reno B. 8-9 
 7. Los Angeles D. 6-10 
 8. Idaho S. 5-15 

Regular Season: Round 27

Jan. 12: Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV 98-102
Jan. 12: Texas L. - Austin T. 92-99
Jan. 13: Santa Cruz W. - Tulsa 66ers 92-80
Jan. 12: Canton C. - Iowa E. 86-103
Jan. 12: Los Angeles D. - Bakersfield J. 84-95
Jan. 13: Iowa E. - Canton C. 84-93
Jan. 12: Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA 84-112
Jan. 12: Idaho S. - Reno B. 120-95
Jan. 12: Maine RC - Springfield A. 116-107
Jan. 13: Austin T. - Texas L. 105-87

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 15: Sioux Falls S. - Santa Cruz W.
Jan. 16: Iowa E. - Santa Cruz W.
Jan. 16: Idaho S. - Erie Bay H.
Jan. 16: Los Angeles D. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 17: Rio Grande VV - Reno B.
Jan. 17: Idaho S. - Erie Bay H.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darius JOHNSON-ODOM
  Los A.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Johnson-Odom, Los21.0 
 2. Joseph, Austin T.20.7 
 3. Mack, Maine RC20.5 
 4. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 5. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.8 
 6. Almond, Iowa E.19.7 
 7. Fortson, Los A.19.7 
 8. Summers, Maine RC18.8 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.6 
 10. Dentmon, Austin18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.5 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 3. Harris, Iowa E.10.3 
 4. Butch, Bakersfi.10.3 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.9.7 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.9.2 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin9.1 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.8.4 
 10. Summers, Maine RC8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Shelvin MACK
  Maine RC
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mack, Maine RC8.0 
 2. Wright, Iowa E.7.3 
 3. Singletary, Texas6.4 
 4. Fortson, Los A.5.7 
 5. Karl, Idaho S.5.5 
 6. Kennedy, Erie B.5.2 
 7. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 8. Uzoh, Springfield5.2 
 9. McNeal, Bakersfi.4.9 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Moon, Los A.2.7 
 2. Gutierrez, Canton2.1 
 3. Scott, Springfield2.1 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 5. Downs, Maine RC2.0 
 6. Fortson, Los A.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Sioux F.1.9 
 8. Wright, Iowa E.1.9 
 9. Hannah, Santa C.1.8 
 10. Greene, Los A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.9 
 2. Moon, Los A.2.6 
 3. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 5. Gladness, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Flowers, Los A.2.1 
 7. Reed, Springfield2.0 
 8. Eric, Canton C.1.9 
 9. Johnson, Santa C.1.9 
 10. Orton, Tulsa 66ers1.8 


Recap of weekend's action in the League - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles D. - Bakersfield J. 84-95
The Los Angeles D-Fenders fell in the second game of a back-to-back versus the Bakersfield Jam, dropping a 95-84 contest at Toyota Sports Center on Saturday night. Despite playing to a 15-15 tie eight minutes into the game, the D-Fenders trailed 27-20 after the first quarter and 48-34 at halftime. Dropping behind by as many as 25, the D-Fenders scored the last six points of the third quarter to enter the final frame down 75-56. The D-Fenders began the fourth quarter on a 22-8 run to pull within five points, but the late rally attempt came up short. Playing their fourth game and second set of back-to-back contests this week, the D-Fenders (6-10) were led by Ronald DuPree (6'7''-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU), who tallied a game-high 24 points (15 points in fourth quarter) and Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB), who finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals. Additionally, Courtney Fortson registered 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Jarrid Famous posted 10 points to go with nine rebounds, and Gary Flowers chipped in 10 points along with eight rebounds for the D-Fenders. Bakersfield (13-7) was paced by James Nunnally (6'7''-G/F-90, college: UCSB) (22 points, 7 rebounds), Jerel McNeal (15 points), Brian Butch (14 points, 18 rebounds) and Adam Koch (13 points, 10 rebounds). Phoenix Suns assignee Diante Garrett also contributed 11 points and four assists for the Jam. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Canton C. - Iowa E. 86-103
The Charge's six-game winning streak came to a crashing halt Saturday night. That crashing sound was the basketball hammering into the rim on Canton's shot attempts during the fourth quarter. The Charge went stone cold in the final period and fell to the Iowa Energy 103-86 at Memorial Civic Center. A crowd of 3,518 would have watched Canton move into a tie for first place in the East Division with a win. Instead, it was Iowa surging in the fourth quarter and snapping a four-game losing streak. Six Energy players scored in double figures to prevail in a sloppy game that featured 39 combined turnovers. 'The frustrating thing tonight is we quit,' Charge head coach Alex Jensen said. 'Most of us quit well before the game was over. The success we've had the past couple of weeks is because we kept the effort high and grinded it out at the end.' The Charge went scoreless for the first 6:19 of the fourth quarter, missing their first eight shots from the field and getting buried by a 15-0 Iowa run. Momentum swung quickly and decisively as missed shots on the offensive end seemed to sap the Charge's will to defend on the other. 'They're jump shots,' Jensen said. 'They're early, open jump shots, and that's the danger of them. ... . And I don't mind that we took them. But I told the team after, if you base your games on hitting or missing jump shots, you're probably not going to have a very good career.' The Charge trailed 86-72 by the time they made that elusive first bucket, a 3-pointer by Dominique Johnson (6'3''-G-87, college: Azusa Pacific). That didn't exactly open the floodgates. The Charge shot 3-of-17 overall in the fourth quarter. Quincy Miller-Scott (6'9''-F-92, college: Baylor)'s bucket, the fourth look on the possession, gave Iowa a 73-72 lead early in the fourth. Darius Miller knocked down a 3-pointer on Iowa's next possession. The Energy would score on seven straight possessions to grab control. 'If we're getting stops, at least we have a chance toward the end,' Charge guard Antoine Agudio lamented. Iowa is more talented than its 6-11 record would indicate. NBA assignees Darius Miller and Quincy Miller-Scott joined the D-League's top assist man (Chris Wright (6'1''-PG-89, college: Georgetown)), third-leading rebounder (Paul Harris) and fifth-leading scorer (Morris Almond) entering Saturday's game. Wright led Iowa with 21 points, while Almond added 20. Harris grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Iowa to a 44-41 edge on the boards. Courtesy of: cantonrep.com

Austin T. - Texas L. 105-87
The Austin Toros jumped out to a 9-0 advantage over the Texas Legends and led wire-to-wire Sunday night for a 105-87 victory, their fourth straight in NBA D-League play. Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91, college: Texas) led the Toros with 27 points. He has led the team in scoring each of the past four games, averaging 25 points over that span. 'I've got to give all the credit to my teammates. They're finding me in the right spots,' Joseph said. 'Being down here for a little longer, they start to know my game, I'm starting to know their game, so we're gelling.' Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) added 25 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Twenty of his points were in the first half, when the Toros built a 52-39 lead. Austin is 11-5 with Dentmon in the lineup and 0-4 without the reigning D-League Most Valuable Player. 'I'm just really excited with how our guys are playing,' coach Taylor Jenkins said. 'We had a really tough losing streak, four in a row, six out of seven. Things could have really gone in the wrong direction.' The Legends got to within three points in the third quarter, but the Toros always had an answer. Austin pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Legends 26-13. Rick Jackson (6'9''-F-89, college: Syracuse) and Tyler Wilkerson (6'8''-F-88, college: Marshall) each had double-doubles. Jackson had 16 points and 16 rebounds; he has had a double-double in five straight games. 'I figure if I get rebounds, I've got a better chance of getting called up,' Jackson said. 'As far as the offense, the offense will come just by me going out there and rebounding.' Wilkerson had 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Toros had lost their last four games at Cedar Park Center before Sunday. Jenkins still likes the advantage his team has playing before the home fans. 'They really give us a lot of energy,' Jenkins said. 'When we make the big plays, you can see the crowd erupt, and we just kind of feed off of that. It's nice to sleep in your own bed too every now and then.' Austin will go on the road for two games at Tulsa before returning home Jan. 25 to play Idaho. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Courtesy of: statesman.com

Santa Cruz W. - Tulsa 66ers 92-80
A five-point deficit felt like 500 points. But once the Santa Cruz Warriors overcame it, the floodgates opened. The Warriors overcame their halftime deficit and used defense in the fourth quarter to rally past the Tulsa 66ers 92-80 on Sunday night at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Stefhon Hannah (6'1''-PG-85, agency: N.E.T., college: Missouri) scored a game-high 25 points, 13 coming in the second half as he helped the Warriors stay unbeaten in six games at their new home on 140 Front St. Down 59-54 with 4:39 to go in the third quarter, Hannah hit an in-your-face contested jumper. He then spotted up for a three-pointer, and the Warriors were back even with the 66ers with 4:20 remaining in the quarter. Hannah then faced another enemy, the shot clock, as it was winding down to zero with 2:15 to go. No problem. He let it rip, and a three-pointer swished in, sending the crowd into a frenzy as the Warriors regained the lead at 62-61. It was then Daniel Nwaelele who later ended the third quarter with a flash, sinking a three-pointer with 25 seconds to go to give the Warriors a 67-65 advantage. Lance Goulbourne gave the Warriors the lead for good with a three pointer from the wing, as the Warriors grabbed a 74-71 lead with 9:27 to go in the fourth quarter. Tulsa did its best to answer quickly, but the Warriors' defense stepped up. With the win, the Warriors improved to 11-6. The win was their second on the season. Tulsa fell back to below .500 at 9-10. The Warriors were plagued by foul trouble in the first half, and that allowed the 66ers, the affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, to maintain its advantage. Santa Cruz got to within five a couple of times, but Tulsa did just enough to answer each time. With 2:12 to go in the first half, the Warriors thought they were going to be within five, as Hannah led a fast break. He served up an alley oop to Taylor Griffin, who slammed it home, but the officials called Griffin for grabbing the rim too early, offensive goaltending. Both teams scored 23 points in the second quarter. As the Warriors got in a bucket, Tulsa went back to the other end and responded. The 66ers led 49-41 at half. This was one of the rare D-League games where neither team had an NBA player on assignment. The 66ers' two NBA assignment players from Friday night, Perry Jones and Daniel Orton, were called up to the team a day after playing for Tulsa. Andrew Rautins (6'4''-G-86, college: Syracuse), the 66ers guard, torched the Warriors in the first half. He finished the first half with 12 points, the only Tulsa player to reach double figures in scoring at the intermission. The 66ers players pounded the inside, leaving Andrew Rautins open to take three-point opportunities. He was 3 for 8 from behind the arc in the first half. Hannah was the lone Santa Cruz player in double figures at the half, scoring 12 points. He was feeling it early, nailing back-to-back three-point attempts to get the Warriors on the board. But much like the rest of the squad, the Warriors were slowed by Tulsa's offense and a load of foul calls. There were 26 total fouls in the first half, the Warriors getting tagged for 15. While Hannah adjusted in the second half, the Warriors adjusted on Andrew Rautins, who only had four second-half points. Chris Johnson (6'11''-C-85, college: LSU) had 18 points, and Cameron Jones had 11 points. Griffin had six points, nine rebounds and five assists. Courtesy of: register-pajaronian.com

Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV 98-102
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 102-98 Saturday night. Sioux Falls had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after trailing by 17 points with under four minutes to go in the third quarter but Demetris Nichols (6'9''-F-84, college: Syracuse)' 3-pointer rimmed out and Houston Rockets assignee Terrence Jones converted 1-of-2 free throws to ice the game. Rio Grande Valley (10-8) made three 3-pointers in the first two minutes to jump out to a quick 9-0 lead. They pushed the lead to 18 points (24-6) midway through the opening quarter and it appeared that they would cruise to victory. Sioux Falls (10-10) chipped away at the lead in the second quarter and tied the game at 50 apiece on a Chris Davis jumper with a minute left in the first half. Rio Grande Valley pushed the lead back to 17 points in the third quarter and led 80-73 heading into the fourth. They led 88-78 with 8:54 to go in the contest but Sioux Falls went on a 12-4 run to get within two points (92-90). Nichols got a good look to tie the game with 3.9 seconds left but it would not drop as Sioux Falls lost its fourth straight game. Jones finished with a team-high 23 points to go along with eight rebounds. Chris Johnson posted 17 and seven rebounds while Houston Rockets assignee Patrick Beverly and Andrew Goudelock each scored 16. Mychel Thompson had a solid all-around game with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Damian Saunders and Gabe Pruitt contributed 19 and 18 points off the bench, respectively. Rio Grande Valley returns home to face Reno on Thursday night. Courtesy of: themonitor.com

Idaho S. - Reno B. 120-95
Carlon Brown (6'5''-G-89, college: Colorado), starting for Idaho for the first time since being acquired earlier this month, had 21 points, and Justin Holiday (6'6''-F-89, college: Washington) added 28 off the bench as the Idaho Stampede beat the Reno Bighorns 120-95. Coby Karl added eight points, 11 assists and two blocks for the Stampede (5-15). Idaho grabbed 68 total rebounds, including 20 on the offensive end. The Stampede led by as many as 33 and got off to a rocking start, making 18-of-24 shots in the first quarter, taking a 44-23 lead at the end of the first. Courtesy of: idahopress.com

Maine RC - Springfield A. 116-107
If the Maine Red Claws really wanted to regain first place in the NBA D-League East Division, they were going to have to shake free of the last-place Springfield Armor on Saturday night. It wasn't easy. Maine enjoyed double-doubles from DaJuan Summers (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgetown) and Shelvin Mack (6'3''-G-90, college: Butler) to beat the Armor 116-107 before a sold-out crowd of 3,045 at the Portland Expo. Maine (13-8) moved into first place in the East. Both Erie (10-7) and Canton (12-9) lost Saturday. Springfield (5-13) remains in the cellar of the division. Summers scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds. Mack, in his first game at the Expo since returning from the Washington Wizards, recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds. Micah Downs, with 4 of 7 3-pointers, scored 24. Fab Melo scored 12 points, including some key baskets down the stretch, and collected eight rebounds and six blocked shots. Melo returned Friday after missing two weeks with a concussion. With Mack and Melo back, and newly signed backup point guard Andre Barrett, the Red Claws are humming. "I love the depth of the team now," Red Claws Coach Mike Taylor said. "We survived our time with eight guys. Now we have a lot of good guys, a lot of weapons." Springfield, like everyone in the D-League, is constantly looking to improve, tweaking its roster here and there. "We're like a stew right now," Springfield Coach Bob MacKinnon said before the game. "We're trying to throw everyone in the pot and get them going. So we'll see." The Armor went back and forth with Maine. Through three quarters there were 14 lead changes and 13 ties. And when Dennis Horner drove in for a layup with 7:55 remaining, Springfield led, 90-88. Maine missed a shot. Ben Uzoh (6'3''-PG-88, college: Tulsa) rebounded and scored on his own drive for a 92-88 lead with 7:24 left. Uzoh led Springfield with 20 points. Maine, with Mack directing the charge, kept attacking. The Red Claws hit three straight 3-pointers, one from Chris Ayer and two from Downs. Maine led 97-92 and never trailed again. Mack carried no chip on his shoulder when he returned to the D-League after the Wizards released him Monday. "It wasn't difficult," Mack said, "especially coming back to a place like Maine. I'm able to come right back and fit in, and play the way I play." Courtesy of: pressherald.com

Texas L. - Austin T. 92-99
The Austin Toros got a on a much-needed win streak and defeated Central Division leader Texas Legends 99-92 Saturday night. The Toros (10-9) have won their last three games. The Toros led by 11 points at halftime and kept the Legends at bay in the second half, holding Texas to 35 percent shooting for the game. The Toros shot 53 percent as a team and led the Legends in both assists and rebounds. The Toros were led by former Longhorn Cory Joseph, who scored 30 points and shot 73 percent from the field. Tyler Wilkerson added 15 points and 12 rebounds to the Toros effort. Legends guard Chris Roberts (6'4''-G-88, college: Bradley) had 26 points in the loss. The Toros are now third in the Central Division and trail Texas (11-7) by 1 games. The two teams meet today at the Cedar Park center for a 5 p.m. tip-off. Courtesy of: statesman.com

Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA 84-112
The Mad Ants' road show continues to deliver big numbers and wins. Fort Wayne won its seventh straight game and evened its record at 10-10 with a 112-84 win over the Erie BayHawks on Saturday at Tulio Arena. It is the longest winning streak in the Ants' six seasons in the NBA Development League. The Ants have not lost since acquiring former Notre Dame standout Luke Harangody (6'7''-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame). Harangody came through again Saturday, scoring 19 points with 21 rebounds. Anthony Richardson, acquired two days before Harangody, led the Ants with 30 points. Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-92, college: Alabama) scored 22 points, Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso) scored 17 points with five assists and Sadiel Rojas added 13 points with seven rebounds. Fort Wayne returns to action with a road game at the Los Angeles D-Fenders this Wednesday. That game will feature the debut of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Doron Lamb, who was assigned to the Mad Ants on Saturday. Lamb played last season for the national champion University of Kentucky Wildcats. Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com

Iowa E. - Canton C. 84-93
Less than 19 hours after both teams met in Canton the previous night, the Canton Charge topped the Iowa Energy 93-84 at the Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday. The win improved Canton to 13-9 and gives them a 2-1 edge in the season series between the two teams, while Iowa dropped to 6-12. The Charge would never trail throughout the entire second half and led by as many as 16 at one point. Canton's defense locked down in the third quarter, allowing just 15 points by the Energy on 6-of-18 shooting. The Charge also capitalized on many of their high-percentage scoring opportunities with 30 of their 43 second-half points coming in the paint. On the heels of one of his best performances of the season Saturday, Micheal Eric (6'11''-F/C-88, college: Temple) exceeded his season-best points total for the second night in a row, notching his sixth double-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 34 minutes to lead the Charge. Dominique Johnson finished with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 29 minutes off the bench. Jorge Gutierrez contributed 13 points, and Antoine Agudio and Kyle Gibson each added 11 points for the Charge. JaJuan Johnson had four blocks and seven rebounds in 20 minutes. Iowa was led by Paul Harris' 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in 25 minutes of relief off the bench. It was Harris' second double-double in as many nights off the bench against Canton. Chris Wright scored 16 points with eight assists and two blocks. Canton will next return home for a back-to-back set with the Springfield Armor on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Civic Center. Courtesy of: cantonrep.com



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 13-0 
 2. Tarvas 13-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 9-5 
 4. TTU 9-7 
 5. Valga 8-8 
 6. Rapla 6-9 
 7. Parnu 5-10 
 8. Tln Kalev 4-13 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 11: Valga - Rapla 72-59
Jan. 13: TTU - Tln Kalev 70-54
Jan. 9: TTU - Valga 68-49

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 16: Kalev/Cramo - Rapla
Jan. 18: Tln Kalev - Parnu
Jan. 18: TU/Rock - Valga
Jan. 19: Rapla - TTU


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Laksa, Tarvas17.1 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas15.7 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.6 
 5. Akenparg, TTU15.4 
 6. Okoye, Tln Kalev15.2 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.9 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.3 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.2 
 10. Pilk, Rapla14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.5 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.4 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.6 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla7.1 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 8. Keedus, TTU6.7 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.7 
 10. Grim, Valga6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas5.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU5.0 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.0 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.8 
 6. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 7. Laane, Rapla3.5 
 8. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.3.5 
 9. Pilk, Rapla2.5 
 10. Saage, TU/Rock2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Tamm, Tarvas2.6 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.5 
 3. Akenparg, TTU2.1 
 4. Saage, TU/Rock2.0 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.9 
 6. Leppik, TU/Rock1.8 
 7. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.7 
 8. Keedus, TTU1.7 
 9. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 10. Pilk, Rapla1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 3. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 4. Grim, Valga0.7 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu0.6 
 6. Raadik, Parnu0.6 
 7. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 8. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 9. Makke, TTU0.4 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas0.4 


VTB: Kalev/Cramo shocks Donetsk - by Janar

BC Kalev/Cramo took one of the most important and suprising wins over past seasons on international level, by beating BC Donetsk 61:60 at home. The hosts were trailing 39:45 with a quarter to go but a huge performance by Armands Skele (192-G-83) helped the hosts to take the victory. The Latvian guard scored 11 points and dished 2 assists in last 10 minutes, including the game-winning free throw with 14 secs to play.
The guests had the opportunity to steal the victory but Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) who had scored 10 points in last 7 minutes, missed the last shot with 2 secs left.

Kalev/Cramo who played without three big men - Frank Elegar, Gary Wilkinson and Rait Keerles - trailed 2:7 in 1st quarter but evened the game thanks to good shots and deadly defence by whole team, but especially Bamba Fall (217-C-86, college: SMU). The hosts' main trouble was Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) who scored 14 points in 1st half, making all of his shots. The hosts won the 1st half 29:25.

After the halftime break, the guests started to attack even more from under the basket. Kyrylo Fesenko (213-C-86) made three shots in a row, Boyan Stoyanovski added couple more and 6 consecutive points by Songaila made it 34:41, already. The hosts lost also Keith McLeod to an injury.

The last quarter started with a couple of brave performances by Ty Abbott. He made 5 points in 2 minutes and gave the hosts new hope. With 3.15 to play, Skele's three-pointer took the hosts ahead and although Curry was unstoppable at decisive minutes, the hosts had the final word.

The hosts made 62% 2-point shots while the guests could make only 40%. Kalev/Cramo won the game despite making only 3/19 three-pointers and losing the offensive rebounding 7:14.

Skele led the winners with 20 points, Bamba Fall added 16 + 12rb, Gert Dorbek 6 + 5rb and Abbott 5 points.
For Donetsk, Songaila had 20 points + 10rbs. Curry added 14, Fesenko 9 + 10rb, Stoyanovski 9 points.





KML Round 14: Tln Kalev is defeated by TTU in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: TTU (#4) and Tln Kalev (#8). TTU (9-7) smashed visiting Tln Kalev (4-13) by 16 points 70-54. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Tln Kalev managed to win second period 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. TTU had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. TTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. TTU are looking forward to face Rapla (#6) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Tallinn. Fourth ranked host TTU (9-7) smashed one of their biggest challengers Valga (8-8) 68-49. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Valga. Swingman Jaan Puidet (191-92) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Andrew Arnold supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Even 14 points and 7 rebounds by Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) did not help to save the game for Valga. TTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Valga at the other side dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. TTU will play against Rapla (#6) on the road in the next round. Valga will play against the league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last game of round 14 Rapla lost to Valga on the opponent's court 59-72.


TTU - Tln Kalev 70-54

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tallinn: TTU (#4) and Tln Kalev (#8). TTU (9-7) smashed visiting Tln Kalev (4-13) by 16 points 70-54. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Tln Kalev managed to win second period 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. TTU had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) chipped in 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five TTU players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and forward Janis Vahter (193-86) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. TTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. TTU are looking forward to face Rapla (#6) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against KK Parnu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TTU: A.Arnold 16+13reb, J.Puidet 13+7reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 12+1reb+2ast, S.Raudla 10+4reb+2ast, E.Keedus 10+9reb+4ast, M.Saarmets 7+2reb+1ast
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 16+14reb+1ast, J.Vahter 12+6reb+2ast, R.Roos 11+3reb+1ast, M.Parn 6+1reb, M.Paiste 3+7reb, M.Kurg 2+3reb
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TTU - Valga 68-49

The game between Top Four teams took place in Tallinn. Fourth ranked host TTU (9-7) smashed one of their biggest challengers Valga (8-8) 68-49. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Valga. The game was mostly controlled by TTU. Valga was better in third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Valga to just 5 points in second quarter and to 13 points in first half. Swingman Jaan Puidet (191-92) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Even 14 points and 7 rebounds by Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) did not help to save the game for Valga. Guard Timo Oja (187-87) added 14 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. TTU have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Valga at the other side dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. TTU will play against Rapla (#6) on the road in the next round. Valga will play against the league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
TTU: J.Puidet 19+7reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 19+2reb+1ast, A.Arnold 15+10reb, S.Raudla 6+3reb+2ast, E.Keedus 5+6reb+4ast, M.Kaja 4+3reb
Valga: H.Rannula 15+3reb+1ast, R.Grafs 14+7reb+1ast, T.Oja 14+6reb+1ast, R.Petersonig 2+2reb+1ast, V.Vares 2+7reb+5ast, E.Cunda 1+6reb+1ast
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Valga - Rapla 72-59

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Rapla (6-9) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Valga (8-8) 72-59. Rapla was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 40-24 second half run of Valga. They outrebounded Rapla 41-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. Rapla was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84) notched 12 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Timo Oja (187-87) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 19 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) by point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) did not help to save the game for Rapla. Power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) added 4 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Valga went down to fifth position due to points difference. Rapla lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Valga will play against league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Rapla will play at home against TTU (#4) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga: T.Oja 14+5reb+1ast, E.Cunda 12+6reb+3ast, R.Grafs 11+5reb+2ast, H.Rannula 7+3reb+4ast, M.Grim 7+9reb, V.Vares 6+5reb+1ast
Rapla: R.Laane 19+1reb+1ast, I.Pilk 11+3reb+1ast, A.Parn 8+2reb+1ast, R.Nurger 4+1reb, M.Paasoja 4+3reb+2ast, I.Kajupank 4
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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.22.5 
 2. Brown, Apollon22.2 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 4. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 5. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 6. Flowers, Kataja19.3 
 7. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.18.0 
 8. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.0 
 9. Burtt, Tofas17.5 
 10. Mitchell, Gaz Met.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.2 
 2. Bader, Szolnok10.0 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 6. Brown, Apollon8.8 
 7. Elonu, Tofas8.8 
 8. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 9. Camara, Gravelines8.3 
 10. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.0 
 2. Miles, Krasnie Kri.6.8 
 3. Dixon, Karsiyaka6.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.2 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 6. Deane, Khimik5.3 
 7. Kramer, EWE B.5.2 
 8. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 9. Burtt, Tofas5.2 
 10. Jovanovic, Timiso.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.5 
 2. Diot, Paris-Levall.2.8 
 3. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 4. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.7 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 7. Owens, Dijon2.3 
 8. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 9. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 10. Johnson, Timisoara2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 3. Goodridge, Khimik1.8 
 4. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 5. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.5 
 6. May, Paris-Levallo.1.5 
 7. Vasiliev, Krasni.1.4 
 8. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 9. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.3 
 10. Mladenovic, Gaz M.1.3 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 12-3 
 2. ToPo 10-5 
 3. BC Nokia 9-5 
 4. Oulun NMKY 9-5 
 5. Tapiolan Honka 9-7 
 6. Huima 5-10 
 7. Pyrinto II 5-11 
 8. SayRi 4-10 
 9. Ura Basket 4-11 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 12-5 
 2. KaU Koris 12-6 
 3. Jarvenpaa 11-6 
 4. TuNMKY 10-6 
 5. HBA-Marsky 8-8 
 6. BC Jyvaskyla 6-12 
 7. JyWe 5-12 
 8. Espoo Basket 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 17

A

Jan. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Huima 93-55
Jan. 13: Tapiolan Honka - Ura Basket 108-110
Jan. 11: ToPo - Pyrinto II 102-82

B

Jan. 13: TuNMKY - KaU Koris 84-77
Jan. 13: HBA-Marsky - Kerava ET 81-102
Jan. 13: Jarvenpaa - BC Jyvaskyla 79-78
Jan. 12: JyWe - HBA-Marsky 60-85
Jan. 13: JyWe - Espoo Basket 57-58

Regular Season: Round 18

A

Jan. 18: SayRi - BC Nokia
Jan. 19: Oulun NMKY - ToPo
Jan. 20: Pyrinto II - Tapiolan Honka
Jan. 20: Ura Basket - Porvoon Tarmo

B

Jan. 16: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe
Jan. 17: HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY
Jan. 20: Kerava ET - TuNMKY
Jan. 20: Espoo Basket - HBA-Marsky
Jan. 20: KaU Koris - Jarvenpaa


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.5 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia26.1 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.0 
 4. Pederson, SayRi22.6 
 5. Mays, Huima22.1 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.3 
 7. Tate, Porvoon19.9 
 8. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa19.7 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET19.7 
 10. Coleman, Oulun N.19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael CORPENING
  BC Jyvas.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.6 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.3 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.9 
 5. Stephens, Huima11.7 
 6. Capers, ToPo11.5 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.3 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.2 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.10.9 
 10. Coleman, ToPo10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.6 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.6 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.4.5 
 4. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.2 
 5. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.2 
 6. Ginty, ToPo4.1 
 7. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 8. Mays, Huima3.9 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto3.8 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.1 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.8 
 3. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.4 
 4. Thomas, SayRi2.3 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 8. Capers, ToPo2.0 
 9. Ginty, ToPo1.9 
 10. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.1 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia2.0 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 6. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 7. Capers, ToPo1.3 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.1.1 
 9. Stephens, Huima1.1 
 10. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.1 


1.DIVISION: Honka - Ura Basket 108-110 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 16: Only one contest tonight. Honka (Tapiola) and Ura Basket (Kaarina) scored NBA-like digits, when Honka lost at home 108-110 (43-48). Quarters: 20-33, 23-15, 32-29, 33-33. Teams scored 28 points during the last 70 seconds, when Honka won those moments 17-11, but Ura Basket won the thriller anyway. American big man Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) has helped Ura Basket a lot. Team was 0-10 when he came and joined Ura Basket roster and now the record is 4-11. Ura Basket is 4-1 with Harrison. Tonight Harrison scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) led Ura Basket with 35 pts. Santeri Latvala (186-PG-91) added his season high 19 pts. Tuomas Iisalo (195-SF-82, agency: Court Side) led Honka (9-7) with 26 pts. Malik Moore (192-G-77, college: Amer.Internat.) added 24 and Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) 20 pts.


J'Nathan Bullock claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kauhajoki and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 34 points and eleven rebounds, while his team was edged out by LrNMKY (#7, 11-11) 78-77. Kauhajoki maintains the 5th position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kauhajoki will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 14-8 record. In the team's last game Bullock had a remarkable 65.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kauhajoki's top player in his first season with the team. Cleveland State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bullock is in league's top in points (7th best: 17.1ppg), rebounds (9th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 53.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American forward Devonne Giles (203-F-83) of KTP. Giles impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for KTP to edge slightly higher-ranked Nilan Bisons (#2, 17-5) by 6 points 87-81. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. KTP consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 16-6 record is not bad at all. Giles is a newcomer at KTP and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Troy Barnies (200-F-89) of Salon Vilpas (#8). Barnies got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for thirteen rebounds . Despite Barnies' great performance Salon Vilpas lost 70-74 to the higher-ranked Pyrinto (#1, 17-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Salon Vilpas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 15 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barnies could try to bring Salon Vilpas' a little bit higher in the standings. Barnies has a very solid season. In 21 games in Finland he scored 14.4ppg. He also has 7.0rpg and FGP: 53.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Johnell Smith (180-PG-80) of Kataja - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists
5. Gilberto Clavell (201-F-89) of Kouvot - 21 points and 13 rebounds
6. Charles Burgess (186-PG-84) of FoKoPo - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Louis Johnson (206-F/C-86) of Namika Lahti - 17 points and 11 rebounds
8. Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Samuel Haanpaa (203-SG-86) of Lapua - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jordan Hasquet (206-F-85) of Namika Lahti - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  FRANCE   

Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 12: Sorgues - St Chamond 94-84
Jan. 12: Challans - Monaco 77-76
Jan. 12: Chartres - Cognac 77-64
Jan. 12: Blois - Orchy 73-76
Jan. 12: Rennes - Rueil 69-82
Jan. 12: CFBB - La Rochelle 64-74
Jan. 12: Angers BC 49 - Quimper 58-67

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 19: Cognac - Rennes
Jan. 19: Monaco - Blois
Jan. 19: St Chamond - Chartres
Jan. 19: Souffel - Sorgues
Jan. 19: Vichy - CFBB
Jan. 19: La Rochelle - Challans
Jan. 19: Orchy - Angers BC 49


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues19.3 
 2. Herard, Challans17.9 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.9 
 4. Hill, Angers BC 4917.2 
 5. Petrovic, Orchy17.2 
 6. Inglis, CFBB17.1 
 7. Raji, Quimper17.1 
 8. Pene, Rennes16.6 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle16.4 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.6 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.5 
 3. Inglis, CFBB8.4 
 4. Calasan, Monaco8.4 
 5. Caskill, Cognac8.1 
 6. Diame, Rueil8.1 
 7. Sall, Rennes7.8 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle7.1 
 9. Hill, Angers BC 496.9 
 10. Pasut, Sorgues6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.2 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.6.1 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.4 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.5.1 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.8 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.6 
 8. Saounera, Rueil4.3 
 9. Mouillard, Cognac4.2 
 10. Tillon, St Chamond4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.1 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.1 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.1 
 4. Lonzieme, Angers B.2.0 
 5. Lessort, Vichy2.0 
 6. Pene, Rennes2.0 
 7. Mouillard, Cognac1.9 
 8. Herard, Challans1.8 
 9. Gueye, Sorgues1.7 
 10. Desespringal., Ru.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Moise DIAME
  Rueil
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Diame, Rueil1.6 
 2. Davis, Blois1.6 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.5 
 4. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.3 
 6. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 7. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 8. Rinna, St Chamond1.0 
 9. Kolb, Quimper0.9 
 10. Ben Driss, Rennes0.8 


Zamroz's 30-point game gives him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sorgues and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had the game-high 30 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Sorgues in his team's victory, helping them to beat St Chamond (#15, 4-10) 94-84. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Sorgues maintains the 10th position in French NM1. Sorgues is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-7 record. In the team's last game Zamroz had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Sorgues' top player in his first season with the team. The Master's College, CA graduate has very impressive stats this year. Zamroz is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.3ppg. Zamroz is in league's top in and averages solid 60.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB. He is a forward in his 3rd season at CFBB. In the last game Inglis recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as CFBB lost that game 64-74 to the higher-ranked La Rochelle (#6, 8-6). CFBB are still at the very bottom. 14 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Inglis is one of the most experienced players at CFBB and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.1ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 8.4rpg and 3.6apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Olivier Kolb (205-C-87) of league's second-best Quimper. Kolb showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Quimper, leading his team to a 67-58 win against the lower-ranked Angers BC 49 (#11, 5-9). Quimper needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 4 lost games. Kolb has a very solid season. In 14 games in France he scored 6.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Russell Carter (196-G-85) of Orchy - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Carlos Cherry (184-PG-79) of Quimper - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Thibaut Lonzieme (195-G-89) of Angers BC 49 - 7 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-F-80) of Rueil - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. El Kabir Pene (190-G-84) of Rennes - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) of St Chamond - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-F/C-78) of Monaco - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NM1 Round 16: Orchesien BC beats Blois by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NM1 took place in Blois. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Blois (8-6) to first ranked Orchesien BC (11-3) 76-73 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-8. But Blois won second period 28-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Russell Carter (196-85, college: Notre Dame) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) contributed with 4 points and 8 assists for the winners. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Blois. Orchesien BC maintains first position with 11-3 record. Blois at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with La Rochelle. Orchesien BC are looking forward to face Angers BC 49 (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Blois will play against Monaco (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Cognac (10-4) against thirteenth ranked Chartres (5-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Cognac was defeated by Chartres in Chartres 77-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cognac. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Julien Sauret who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) responded with 16 points. Chartres moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Challans. Cognac at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Vichy and Souffel. Chartres will play against Saint Chamond (#15) on the road in the next round. Cognac will play against Union Rennes (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to eighth ranked La Rochelle (8-6) 74-64 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Jarryd Cole who scored that evening 18 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Damien Inglis did not help to save the game for CFBB. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. La Rochelle have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Blois. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with 14 games lost. La Rochelle will meet at home Vendee Challans (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against JA Vichy and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Challans. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Monaco (7-7) to thirteenth ranked Vendee Challans (5-9) 77-76 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Monaco. Johan Rathieuville fired 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Chartres. Newly promoted Monaco dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked La Rochelle (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Quimper beat Angers BC 49 on the road 67-58. Sorgues won against St Chamond on its own court 94-84. Rueil managed to outperform Rennes in a road game 82-69.
The most impressive performance of 16th round was 30 points and 6 rebounds by Ryan Zamroz of Sorgues.


Chartres - Cognac 77-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Cognac (10-4) against thirteenth ranked Chartres (5-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Cognac was defeated by Chartres in Chartres 77-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cognac. The game was mostly controlled by Chartres. Cognac was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Julien Sauret (184-81) who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Chartres players scored in double figures. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) responded with 16 points and American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Chartres moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Challans. Cognac at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Vichy and Souffel. Chartres will play against Saint Chamond (#15) on the road in the next round. Cognac will play against Union Rennes (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cognac: C.Bertorelle 16+2reb+1ast, I.Caskill 11+5reb, M.Buval 8+6reb, D.Sencanski 8+3reb, M.Choplin 7+2reb, S.Doucoure 7+6reb+1ast
Chartres: J.Sauret 14+5ast, G.Merie 13+6reb+5ast, A.Hergott 10+6reb, G.Lemon 10+5reb+1ast, A.Boivin 9+3reb, Z.Bojovic 9+3reb
gschID: 184834


Angers BC 49 - Quimper 58-67

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (11-4) beat on the road 11th ranked Angers BC 49 (5-9) 67-58. Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 21 points and 8 assists for the winners. Center Olivier Kolb (205-87) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) added 7 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Quimper UJAP moved-up to second place. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Quimper UJAP will have a break next round. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against the league's leader Orchesien BC (#1) in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 19+10reb, L.Gunnarsson 14+1reb+3ast, S.Traore 10+10reb+1ast, T.Lonzieme 7+7reb+8ast, A.Fellah 4+9reb+3ast, E.De Casabianca 2+1reb
Quimper: C.Cherry 21+3reb+8ast, O.Kolb 16+5reb+4ast, C.Raji 9+10reb, F.Thibedore 6+7reb+4ast, E.Plateau 5+4reb+2ast, W.Molas 4+2reb
gschID: 184828


CFBB - La Rochelle 64-74

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to eighth ranked La Rochelle (8-6) 74-64 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who scored that evening 18 points and 5 rebounds and British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Swingman Lucas Dussoulier (200-96) added 8 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. La Rochelle have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Blois. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with 14 games lost. La Rochelle will meet at home Vendee Challans (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against JA Vichy and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 21+11reb+4ast, L.Dussoulier 8+3reb+1ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 7+3reb, O.Yao-Delon 6+2reb, L.Paoletti 6+2reb, S.Gombauld 6+5reb+1ast
La Rochelle: J.Cole 18+5reb+2ast, D.Sylla 15+2reb, A.Thomson 14+5reb, F.Sahraoui 6+3reb+4ast, P.Bonnelalbay 5+1reb+1ast, H.Jannel 5+4reb
gschID: 184832


Challans - Monaco 77-76

A very interesting game took place in Challans. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Monaco (7-7) to thirteenth ranked Vendee Challans (5-9) 77-76 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Monaco. Monaco was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 39-37 second half run of Vendee Challans. They also forced 19 Monaco turnovers. Strangely Monaco outrebounded Vendee Challans 36-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. Guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) fired 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Forward Olivier Bardet (203-80) produced 29 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Chartres. Newly promoted Monaco dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked La Rochelle (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: O.Bardet 29+5reb+1ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 19+8reb+2ast, M.Diallo 8+2reb+2ast, D.Vebobe 7+5reb, T.Bennett 5+8reb+1ast, N.Calasan 3+4reb
Challans: J.Rathieuville 17+5reb+4ast, F.Herard 15+7reb+2ast, S.Cherasse 15+4ast, S.Mekdad 14+5reb, J.Geay 9+2reb+3ast, N.Gouacide 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184836


Blois - Orchy 73-76

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NM1 took place in Blois. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Blois (8-6) to first ranked Orchesien BC (11-3) 76-73 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-8. But Blois won second period 28-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Russell Carter (196-85, college: Notre Dame) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) contributed with 4 points and 8 assists for the winners. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) added 10 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Blois. Four Blois players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC maintains first position with 11-3 record. Blois at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with La Rochelle. Orchesien BC are looking forward to face Angers BC 49 (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Blois will play against Monaco (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Blois: P.Brochard 17+1reb+2ast, G.Staelens 16+2reb+4ast, D.Davis 16+7reb+1ast, V.Kaunisto 10+12reb+2ast, J.Tornato 9+5reb, G.Tacita 3+1ast
Orchy: R.Carter 25+7reb+2ast, J.Verbeke 9+2reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 9+4reb, O.Gouez 7+6reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 7+3reb, A.Belkessa 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184831


Sorgues - St Chamond 94-84

Very expected game when 14th ranked Saint Chamond (4-10) lost on the road to tenth ranked Sorgues (7-7) 94-84. The game was mostly controlled by Sorgues. Saint Chamond was better in second period 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 29 personal fouls committed by Saint Chamond helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) fired 30 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Romain Jacon (197-91) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Four Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. Saint Chamond's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sorgues moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Monaco. Saint Chamond at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Sorgues' next round opponent will be higher ranked Souffelweyersheim (#3) in Souffel. and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint Chamond will play at home against Chartres (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: R.Jacon 17+3reb+1ast, J.Rinna 17+6reb+3ast, B.Rey 16+4reb+1ast, I.Bankevics 12+1ast, J.Landu-Bongo 9+1reb, R.Deal 6+4reb
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 30+6reb+2ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 17+3reb+2ast, A.Thinon 15+4reb+4ast, X.Pasut 8+7reb+1ast, T.Albenque 8+3reb+3ast, P.Clerence 7+4reb
gschID: 184830


Rennes - Rueil 69-82

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Rueil (8-7) won against on the road 15th ranked Union Rennes (4-10) 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. Union Rennes was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Union Rennes 38-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Union Rennes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) fired 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and Goulven Broudic (187-78) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rueil have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place. Union Rennes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Rueil will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Cognac (#4).
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 22+5reb+3ast, B.M'Poy 14+2ast, G.Broudic 12+2reb+2ast, S.Ben Driss 5+3reb, Y.Garel 5+2reb+2ast, O.Sall 5+5reb+1ast
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 23+5reb+3ast, K.Gourari 11+8reb+1ast, G.Mdivani 10+4reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 10+7reb+4ast, M.Diame 9+7reb, D.Gentil 9+3reb
gschID: 184829



Charles Jackson claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 25-year old forward had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds for Pau-Lacq-Orthez in his team's victory, helping them to beat Charleville (#17, 5-13) 85-79. It allowed Pau-Lacq-Orthez to consolidate first place in the French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Pau-Lacq-Orthez has a very solid 14-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Jackson turned to be Pau-Lacq-Orthez's top player in his first season with the team. Hawaii-Pacific University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.7rpg) and averages solid 64.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old Serbian center Dragan Ceranic (212-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) of Bordeaux. Ceranic impressed basketball fans with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Bordeaux was edged by the higher-ranked Nantes (#12, 7-11) 89-85. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Bordeaux is still at the dead bottom 18th position. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Bordeaux managed to get this year. Ceranic is a newcomer at Bordeaux and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was Mickael Var (205-F/C-90) of Boulogne (#6). Var scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Boulogne, leading his team to a 104-87 easy win against the lower-ranked Denain (#16, 5-13). Boulogne needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 6 lost games. Var has a very solid season. In 18 games in France he scored 8.3ppg. He also has 4.4rpg and FGP: 56.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 20 points and 13 rebounds
5. Tai Wesley (200-F-86) of Rouen - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Errick Craven (188-G-83) of St Vallier - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 19 points and 12 rebounds
8. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Antibes - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Steve Smith (200-PF-81) of Lille - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NM2 Group D: Kaysersberg keeps leading position - by Jean Pierre

Very expected game when 13th ranked Pfastatt (3-13) was defeated on the road by second ranked Kaysersberg (13-3) 79-73. But the game wasn't so easy as expected. Hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half 46-31 but guest team won third quarter 12-17 and fourth quarter 21-25. However it was not enough to take the lead and get a victory that evening. Pfastatt had very low percentage shooting from the field (27 from 66).
KABCA keeps leading position of NM2 group D.
Top scorers:
KABCA: Kupferle 22, Benjamin 15, Freyburger 14
Pfastatt: Molongo 23, Francisco 13



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 12: LTi 46ers - Phoenix Hagen 98-105
Jan. 12: EWE Baskets - Ratiopharm 91-95
Jan. 13: B.Muenchen - Bayreuth 84-72
Jan. 12: Art.Dragons - Bremerhaven 80-96
Jan. 12: Neckar L'burg - s.Oliver Baskets 74-81
Jan. 12: Telekom Baskets - NY Phantoms 74-64
Jan. 12: MBC - Fraport SKY 73-65
Jan. 13: Brose Bask. - Walter Tigers 103-73

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 26: ALBA - LTi 46ers
Jan. 26: Ratiopharm - B.Muenchen
Jan. 26: NY Phantoms - EWE Baskets
Jan. 26: MBC - Brose Bask.
Jan. 26: Bayreuth - Phoenix Hagen
Jan. 26: Walter Tigers - Neckar L'burg
Jan. 27: Fraport SKY - Art.Dragons
Jan. 27: TBB Trier - s.Oliver Baskets
Jan. 27: Bremerhaven - Telekom Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17
 1. White, Phoenix17.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.8 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.3 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.6 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.5 
 6. Thompson, ALBA15.5 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.15.3 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.1 
 9. Gavel, Brose Bask.13.9 
 10. Redding, Walter T.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport6.8 
 5. King, Art.Dragons6.7 
 6. Boateng, NY Phant.6.6 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 8. Roberts, B.Mue.6.4 
 9. Gordon, Phoenix6.3 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.3 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.9 
 3. White, Phoenix4.4 
 4. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.3.9 
 6. Redding, Walter T.3.9 
 7. Wood, ALBA3.8 
 8. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.7 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.6 
 10. Schaffartzik, AL.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.1.9 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 4. White, Phoenix1.7 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.9 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.7 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.3 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 10. Zirbes, Brose Bas.1.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 12: Karlsruhe - Jena 89-76
Jan. 12: Gotha - Finke Baskets 85-97
Jan. 12: NBC - Kirchheim 83-71
Jan. 13: Duesseldorf - Crailsheim 83-66
Jan. 12: Chemnitz - Cuxhaven 81-85 OT
Jan. 13: Heidelberg - Vechta 79-85
Jan. 12: Goettingen - ETB Wohnbau 69-47
Jan. 12: Ehingen - Leipzig 61-58

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 18: Ehingen - Gotha
Jan. 18: Jena - NBC
Jan. 18: ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe
Jan. 18: Vechta - Goettingen
Jan. 18: Crailsheim - Heidelberg
Jan. 18: Leipzig - Duesseldorf
Jan. 18: Cuxhaven - Finke Baskets
Jan. 18: Kirchheim - Chemnitz


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.1 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.4 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.4 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.8 
 6. Barker, Jena16.4 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.4 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 9. White, Heidelberg16.1 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.2 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.7 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 5. Henley, ETB W.7.7 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.7 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.2 
 8. Livas, Goettingen7.2 
 9. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.1 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Williams, Vechta8.0 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.5 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.0 
 5. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.8 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.8 
 8. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 9. Barth, Heidelberg4.5 
 10. Barker, Jena4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim1.9 
 5. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 6. Bynum, Chemnitz1.7 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.6 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.6 
 10. Johnson, Crailshe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.4 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz1.5 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.5 
 5. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.2 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 8. Ferguson, Vechta0.9 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.8 
 10. Maier, Kirchheim0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 13-1 
 2. Rist Wedel 11-3 
 3. Herten Lions 10-4 
 4. Oldenburg 7-7 
 5. Recklinghausen 7-7 
 6. SU Medien 6-8 
 7. Dorsten 6-8 
 8. BSW Sixers 6-8 
 9. Hannover 5-9 
 10. Wulfen 5-9 
 11. MTV Wolfenbuettel 4-10 
 12. Stahnsdorf 4-10 
Group South
 1. Dragons 13-1 
 2. Weissenhorn 9-5 
 3. Noerdlingen 9-5 
 4. Langen 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY II 7-7 
 6. Licher Baeren 7-7 
 7. Bayer Giants 7-7 
 8. Dresden 6-8 
 9. Leitershofen 6-8 
 10. Hanau 6-8 
 11. Konstanz 4-10 
 12. TSV Troester 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

North

Jan. 12: Oldenburg - Herten Lions 96-92
Jan. 12: Recklinghausen - Dorsten 90-69
Jan. 12: SU Medien - Wulfen 80-81 OT
Jan. 12: Schwelm - MTV Wolfenbuettel 79-74
Jan. 12: Hannover - BSW Sixers 78-80
Jan. 12: Rist Wedel - Stahnsdorf 70-60

South

Jan. 12: Bayer Giants - Langen 91-60
Jan. 11: Dresden - Leitershofen 88-106
Jan. 13: Weissenhorn - TSV Troester 77-68
Jan. 12: Hanau - Konstanz 74-84
Jan. 13: Licher Baeren - Dragons 66-67
Jan. 11: Noerdlingen - Fraport SKY II 66-58

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 18: Dorsten - Rist Wedel
Jan. 18: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen
Jan. 18: Wulfen - Schwelm
Jan. 18: Herten Lions - SU Medien
Jan. 18: BSW Sixers - Oldenburg
Jan. 18: Stahnsdorf - Hannover

South

Jan. 18: Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren
Jan. 18: Konstanz - Bayer Giants
Jan. 18: Leitershofen - Hanau
Jan. 18: Dragons - Weissenhorn
Jan. 20: Langen - Noerdlingen
Jan. 20: TSV Troester - Dresden


B.J. Anthony: Comeback with a bang - by Moritz Korff

Benny Anthony (198-F-88) has returned to German basketball and powered his new team BBC Magdeburg (1. Regionalliga North) to a 98-93 road win over league leader VfL Stade. He led all scorers with 33 points and added eight rebounds, two assists and one block. "B.J." Anthony, a 24-year-old forward from New Zealand who also holds a British passport, starred for Pro B team Herzoege Wolfenbuettel from 2008 until February 2010, before heading home. In 2009 he captured the Oceania Championship title with New Zealand's Men's National Team and played in the NBL since leaving Wolfenbuettel.


Ex Artland Dragon Dennis Horner Sparkles In The D-League - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

No matter what a professional basketball player says, if very talented, talented or less talented, their goal is always reaching the highest level of the NBA. One player that has smelt NBA air is Dennis Horner (206-F-88, college: N.Carolina St.). Horner is a 24 year old 206 cm forward from New Jersey that played at North Carolina State. Horner played a total of 128 NCAA games reaching the ACC Tournament Final in 2007, NIT Elite Eight in 2007 and was a ACC Tournament Semifinalist in 2010. In his senior year he played 36 games: 11.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.2%. In 2010, he started his professional basketball season in Europe with Hasapis Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A) playing 13 games: 11.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 67.2%. He had a solid season in a league that isnt necessarily one of the strongest in Europe, so he had to prove something in his second season. Last season he made his debut in the D-league for the Springfield Armor playing 28 games: 17.4ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 84.7%. His exceptional play was rewarded with a call up to the NBA team New Jersey Nets where he was able to play six games.

This season the American was signed late by German Beko BBL team Artland Dragons on account of injuries on the team. Horner held his own and played three games averaging 7,0ppg, 7,0rpg and 1,3apg. He also helped the Artland Dragons in Eurocup playing three games and averaging 10,0ppg, 6,0rpg and 1,3apg. His best game in Eurocup play was 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-71 win agaisnt French team Le Mans. In the Beko BBL, his best game was a 11 point nine rebound effort against the LTi Giessen 46ers in a 86-81 win. The Artland DRagons didnt extend his short tern contract so he decided to go back to the D-league to a place that he was comfortable with with the Springfield Armour. Since his arrival, he has been an important factor of the team and is doing the best possible to get a call back to the NBA. In six games he is avergaing 13,2ppg, 7,7rpg and 1,3apg and is shooting 40% from the field and 45% from downtown. Last night in Maine, he had another solid game scoring 16 points, hauling down eight rebounds and dishing out three assists. On the defensive end, he swatted away two Maine shots. Whenever Horner came into the game, he was a pest for the Maine defense to defend and gave this dangerous energy keeping Springfield close to Maine in the game. He created numerous mis match problems and played his inside out game to perfection. Whenever he was on the wing, he didnt hesitate to shoot dropping two bombs from the Portland airport. After the game, he was reserved and was very focused. When asked who his favorite teammate from his short stay at Artland was, he couldnt name one, but simply said all of them. He did remember the play of Anthony KIng exerting a tine smile. His stay was so short and he didnt have much to say or remember from his experience in the Beko BBL, but like any player anywhere has only three letters on his mind NBA.



Ex Artland Dragon Dennis Horner Sparkles In The D-League - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

No matter what a professional basketball player says, if very talented, talented or less talented, their goal is always reaching the highest level of the NBA. One player that has smelt NBA air is Dennis Horner (206-F-88, college: N.Carolina St.). Horner is a 24 year old 206 cm forward from New Jersey that played at North Carolina State. Horner played a total of 128 NCAA games reaching the ACC Tournament Final in 2007, NIT Elite Eight in 2007 and was a ACC Tournament Semifinalist in 2010. In his senior year he played 36 games: 11.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.2%. In 2010, he started his professional basketball season in Europe with Hasapis Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A) playing 13 games: 11.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 67.2%. He had a solid season in a league that isnt necessarily one of the strongest in Europe, so he had to prove something in his second season. Last season he made his debut in the D-league for the Springfield Armor playing 28 games: 17.4ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 84.7%. His exceptional play was rewarded with a call up to the NBA team New Jersey Nets where he was able to play six games.

This season the American was signed late by German Beko BBL team Artland Dragons on account of injuries on the team. Horner held his own and played three games averaging 7,0ppg, 7,0rpg and 1,3apg. He also helped the Artland Dragons in Eurocup playing three games and averaging 10,0ppg, 6,0rpg and 1,3apg. His best game in Eurocup play was 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-71 win agaisnt French team Le Mans. In the Beko BBL, his best game was a 11 point nine rebound effort against the LTi Giessen 46ers in a 86-81 win. The Artland DRagons didnt extend his short tern contract so he decided to go back to the D-league to a place that he was comfortable with with the Springfield Armour. Since his arrival, he has been an important factor of the team and is doing the best possible to get a call back to the NBA. In six games he is avergaing 13,2ppg, 7,7rpg and 1,3apg and is shooting 40% from the field and 45% from downtown. Last night in Maine, he had another solid game scoring 16 points, hauling down eight rebounds and dishing out three assists. On the defensive end, he swatted away two Maine shots. Whenever Horner came into the game, he was a pest for the Maine defense to defend and gave this dangerous energy keeping Springfield close to Maine in the game. He created numerous mis match problems and played his inside out game to perfection. Whenever he was on the wing, he didnt hesitate to shoot dropping two bombs from the Portland airport. After the game, he was reserved and was very focused. When asked who his favorite teammate from his short stay at Artland was, he couldnt name one, but simply said all of them. He did remember the play of Anthony KIng exerting a tine smile. His stay was so short and he didnt have much to say or remember from his experience in the Beko BBL, but like any player anywhere has only three letters on his mind NBA.



Ifm Baskets Konstanz Sign Aubrey Conerly - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Shortly before the en dof the transfer close, PRO B team imf Baskets Konstanz have brougt in Aubrey Conerly (180-PG-83, college: Jacksonville). Conerly is a 29 year old American that was born in Chicago and grew up in Calumet city. The American started the season with SG Schwelmer Baskets (Germany-ProB): 11 games: 4.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg. He played at Jacksonville in the NCAA from 2003-2006. In his senior year he played 27 games: 13.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 40.2%, 3FGP: 36.4%, FT: 83.8%. He played in Finland in his first four seasons. He played for Forssan Koripojat, Salon Vilpas Vikings, two seasons for Porvoon Tarmo and last season for Saynatsalon Riento (Finland-1st Division, starting five): 12 games: 21.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.5apg, 3.0spg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 81.5%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been A-Sun Tournament Semifinals -05, Finnish 1st Division Champion -08, 10, Finnish 1st Division Regular Season Runner-Up -09, Finnish 1st Division Finalist -09, Finnish 1st Division Regular Season Champion -10, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Guard of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division 1st Team -10Eurobasket.com Finnish 1st Division All-Imports Team -10, and Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Honorable Mention -12

Source: imf Baskets Konstanz




BBL Round 19: EWE Baskets are defeated by ratiopharm Ulm - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked EWE Baskets (12-6) and fifth ranked ratiopharm Ulm (12-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. EWE Baskets were defeated by ratiopharm Ulm in a tough game in Oldenburg 91-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-91. ratiopharm Ulm made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by EWE Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio, agency: Limelight Hoops) helped adding 16 points (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) responded with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. ratiopharm Ulm moved-up to second place, which they share with B.Muenchen and EWE Baskets. ratiopharm Ulm is looking forward to face Bayern Muenchen (#4) at home in the next round. EWE Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig and are hoping to win this game.
BBL top team - Brose Bask. (15-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Walter Tigers (9-10) in Bamberg 103-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a quality performance for power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Teddy Gipson accounted for 14 points and 5 assists. Brose Bask.'s coach Chris Fleming felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Walter Tigers in the defeat. Brose Bask. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Walter Tigers at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Brose Bask. will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#13) in Weissenfels in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Walter Tigers will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Quakenbrueck where higher ranked Artland Dragons (10-9) were upseton its own court by eleventh ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-9) 96-80 on Saturday. Keith Waleskowski fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Anthony King produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Phoenix Hagen. Artland Dragons lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will meet at home Telekom Baskets (#12) in the next round. Artland Dragons will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#15) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19: Bayreuth lost to B.Muenchen on the opponent's court 72-84. Neckar L'burg unfortunately lost to s.Oliver Baskets in a home game 74-81. Fraport SKY recorded a loss to MBC on the road 65-73. Telekom Baskets defeated NY Phantoms on its own court 74-64. Phoenix Hagen beat LTi 46ers in a road game 105-98.


Brose Bask. - Walter Tigers 103-73

BBL top team - Brose Bask. (15-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Walter Tigers (9-10) in Bamberg 103-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. The game without a history. Brose Bask. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Brose Bask. players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Walter Tigers' players. Walter Tigers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a quality performance for power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) accounted for 14 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Brose Bask. players scored in double figures. Brose Bask.'s coach Chris Fleming felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Vaughn Duggins (190-87, college: Wright St., agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points respectively for Walter Tigers in the defeat. Brose Bask. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Walter Tigers at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Brose Bask. will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#13) in Weissenfels in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Walter Tigers will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: R.Redding 13+5reb+5ast, V.Duggins 13+2reb+2ast, J.Lischka 11+3reb, K.Frease 9, C.Wells 8+2reb+1ast, R.Oehle 7+4reb
Brose Bask.: S.Ford 18+8reb, T.Gipson 14+1reb+5ast, M.Zirbes 12+4reb, K.Tadda 11+3reb+3ast, P.Neumann 11+3reb, C.Jacobsen 11+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183981


B.Muenchen - Bayreuth 84-72

Very expected game when 12th ranked BBC Bayreuth (8-11) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Bayern Muenchen (12-6) 84-72 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayern Muenchen. BBC Bayreuth managed to win third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayern Muenchen dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BBC Bayreuth's 32 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Bayern Muenchen had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) fired 11 points and 4 assists for the winners. International Robin Benzing (209-89) chipped in 16 points. American forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) produced 16 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) added 5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Bayern Muenchen. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Ratiopharm and EWE Baskets. Loser BBC Bayreuth dropped to the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. Bayern Muenchen will meet league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BBC Bayreuth will play against Phoenix Hagen (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: J.Cain 16+3reb+1ast, S.Schmitz 13+1reb+1ast, G.McGhee 10+3reb+1ast, B.Bailey 10+5reb+1ast, J.Trapani 7+2reb+1ast, A.Siksnius 6+1reb
B.Muenchen: R.Benzing 16+2reb, C.Troutman 13+1reb, T.Rice 11+3reb+4ast, B.Thomas 9+6reb+2ast, J.Jagla 8+6reb+1ast, L.Roberts 8+4reb
gschID: 183978


Art.Dragons - Bremerhaven 80-96

An interesting game took place in Quakenbrueck where higher ranked Artland Dragons (10-9) were upseton its own court by eleventh ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-9) 96-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Artland Dragons managed to win fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven shot 60.3 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Naturalized American power forward Keith Waleskowski (204-80, college: Dayton) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) chipped in 12 points and 9 assists. American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Demond Mallet (186-78, college: McNeese St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Four Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and five Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Phoenix Hagen. Artland Dragons lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will meet at home Telekom Baskets (#12) in the next round. Artland Dragons will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#15) in Frankfurt and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: D.Mallet 21+1reb+1ast, A.King 16+13reb+5ast, R.Gomes 15+2reb+1ast, B.Taylor 12, J.Strasser 11+1reb+1ast, M.Haynes 3+3reb+6ast
Bremerhaven: P.Zwiener 18+2reb+1ast, K.Waleskowski 16+8reb+1ast, S.Morrison 13+3reb, S.Burrell 12+4reb+9ast, A.Harris 10+2reb+3ast, S.Jackson 10+5reb+4ast
gschID: 183985


EWE Baskets - Ratiopharm 91-95

The game between second ranked EWE Baskets (12-6) and fifth ranked ratiopharm Ulm (12-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. EWE Baskets were defeated by ratiopharm Ulm in a tough game in Oldenburg 91-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-91. ratiopharm Ulm made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by EWE Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio, agency: Limelight Hoops) helped adding 16 points (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) responded with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 16 points. Five EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. ratiopharm Ulm moved-up to second place, which they share with B.Muenchen and EWE Baskets. ratiopharm Ulm is looking forward to face Bayern Muenchen (#4) at home in the next round. EWE Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: C.Kramer 21+8reb+4ast, R.Paulding 16+4reb+3ast, J.Jenkins 14+3ast, R.Burrell 12+7reb+1ast, D.Joyce 12+3reb+5ast, R.Smeulders 7+5reb
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 19+9reb, S.Esterkamp 16+2reb, P.Guenther 13+3ast, A.Ray 9+2reb+1ast, K.Nankivil 9+5reb+1ast, L.Jeter 9+2ast
gschID: 183984


Neckar L'burg - s.Oliver Baskets 74-81

Very predictable result when twelfth ranked s Oliver Baskets (8-9) defeated on the road 17th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (5-14) 81-74 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But EnBW Ludwigsburg won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when s Oliver Baskets won last quarter 26-20. They made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game, while EnBW Ludwigsburg only scored ten points from the stripe. They outrebounded EnBW Ludwigsburg 34-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. American guard Jimmy McKinney (192-83, college: Missouri) fired 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). His fellow American import Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. s Oliver Baskets' coach Marcel Schroeder used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Maltese-American Darryl Jackson (189-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Interperformances) produced 21 points and American guard Wayne Bernard (190-81, college: Davidson, agency: Interperformances) added 21 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to eleventh place. EnBW Ludwigsburg lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventeenth position with 14 games lost. s Oliver Baskets will meet higher ranked TBB Trier (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: D.Jackson 21+2reb+3ast, W.Bernard 21+2reb, J.Turek 15+4reb+3ast, L.Staiger 6+2reb+3ast, K.Taylor 5+2reb+1ast, I.Elliott 3+7reb+1ast
s.Oliver Baskets: J.McKinney 19+5reb+1ast, D.Anderson 15+7reb+2ast, J.Boone 11+6reb, C.Pigram 11+1reb+1ast, A.King 10+9reb+1ast, M.Stuckey 7+2reb
gschID: 183982


MBC - Fraport SKY 73-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 15th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners' (6-12) road loss to fourteenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (8-10) 65-73 on Saturday. Deutsche Bank Skyliners trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 19-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 65-73 at the end of the game. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) chipped in 16 points. Four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Mitteldeutscher BC moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Telekom Baskets. Loser Deutsche Bank Skyliners keep the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with NY Phantoms. Mitteldeutscher BC will meet at home league's leader Brose Bask. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against Artland Dragons (#7) in Quakenbrueck and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: Z.Peacock 19+9reb, T.Scott 13+2reb+2ast, Q.Robertson 10+10reb+1ast, D.Dowell 8+6reb, D.Robinson 8+1reb+1ast, D.Barthel 6+2reb+1ast
MBC: C.Timberlake 16+3reb+2ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 16+1reb+2ast, D.Uskoski 14+8reb, O.Jeanty 12+1reb+2ast, D.Pantelic 8+8reb+1ast, K.Beidler 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183980


Telekom Baskets - NY Phantoms 74-64

Everything went according to plan in Bonn where thirteenth ranked Telekom Baskets (8-10) beat 16th ranked New Yorker Phantoms (6-12) 74-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms managed to win third quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Telekom Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) fired 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Telekom Baskets' coach Michael Koch used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) produced 14 points and 6 assists and Canadian guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Telekom Baskets moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with MBC. New Yorker Phantoms lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Fraport SKY. Telekom Baskets will meet higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. New Yorker Phantoms will play against EWE Baskets (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: J.Anderson 16+5reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 14+4reb+6ast, I.McElroy 10+2reb+2ast, E.Boateng 9+7reb, N.Schneiders 9+3reb, H.NaNa 2
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 19+4reb+6ast, J.Jordan 16+5reb+3ast, B.Veikalas 15+3reb+2ast, R.Vaden 8+5reb+5ast, C.Ensminger 6+1ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 3+4reb
gschID: 183979


LTi 46ers - Phoenix Hagen 98-105

There was no surprise in Giessen where 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-14) were defeated by tenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (9-9) 105-98 on Saturday. Phoenix Hagen forced 23 LTi 46ers turnovers. American guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) fired 28 points and 4 steals for the winners. His fellow American import guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 26 points. Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Five Phoenix Hagen and four LTi 46ers players scored in double figures. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. LTi 46ers lost their fourth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Phoenix Hagen will meet BBC Bayreuth (#14) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. LTi 46ers will play against ALBA Berlin (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: J.Perkovic 18+6reb, R.Brooks 18+4reb+2ast, E.Ovcina 16+10reb+5ast, A.Zazai 14+3reb+5ast, L.Prowell 10+2reb, O.Fassler 10+1reb+2ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.Bell 28+4reb+1ast, D.White 26+2reb+2ast, M.Dorris 13+4reb+2ast, D.Gregory 13+7reb+2ast, L.Gordon 12+7reb+1ast, A.Hess 10+7reb
gschID: 183983



ProB Round 14: Dragons Rhoendorf edges Licher Baeren by one point - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Fifth-ranked Licher Baeren (7-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (13-1) on Sunday. The visitors from Rhoendorf managed to secure only one-point victory 67-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 1 point. The best player for the winners was Florian Koch (197-92) who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Boris Kaminski used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains first position in Group South with 13-1 record. Licher Baeren lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Bayer Giants and Fraport SKY II. Dragons Rhoendorf are looking forward to face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Licher Baeren will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#5) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Herten Lions (10-4) against fifth ranked Oldenburg (7-7) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were defeated by Oldenburg in a tough game in Oldenburg 92-96. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Herten Lions. Naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Taylor contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Oldenburg's coach Mladen Drijencic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) replied with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds for Herten Lions. Oldenburg moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Oldenburg will play against BSW Sixers (#8) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Herten Lions will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) in Braunschweig and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked TV 1862 Langen (8-6) against seventh ranked Bayer Giants (7-7) on Saturday night. Visiting TV 1862 Langen was crushed by Bayer Giants in Leverkusen 91-60. Jack Eggleston had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Martinis Woody responded with 19 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. Bayer Giants moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Fraport SKY II. Loser TV 1862 Langen dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Bayer Giants will meet ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. TV 1862 Langen will play against Noerdlingen (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-10) 79-74. Julius Coles notched 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the effort. SG Schwelmer Baskets (13-1) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be BSV Wulfen (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play against Recklinghausen.
Eleventh ranked BSV Wulfen won an overtime thriller against higher ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets by one point 81-80 on Saturday night. The game took place in Braunschweig. But the guests from Wulfen were better at the end. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The best player for the winners was Anthony Young who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). BSV Wulfen (5-9) moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Hannover. Loser Spot Up Medien Baskets dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. BSV Wulfen will face league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group North Dorsten was crushed by Recklinghausen in a road game 90-69. Hannover was beaten by BSW Sixers at home 78-80. Stahnsdorf lost to Rist Wedel on the opponent's court 60-70.
In Group South Weissenhorn managed to outperform TSV Troester in a home game 77-68. Konstanz managed to beat Hanau on the road 84-74. Dresden was defeated by Leitershofen on its own court 88-106. Fraport SKY II was beaten by Noerdlingen in a road game 66-58.


Group North
Recklinghausen - Dorsten 90-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Recklinghausen and 5th ranked Dorsten had identical 6-7 record. This time Recklinghausen used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Dorsten 90-69 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Recklinghausen. Dorsten was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Recklinghausen dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Dorsten's 32. The best player for the winners was American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import forward Austin Steed (203-88, college: E.Carolina) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and center Gerrit Budde (203-89) added 10 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Recklinghausen (7-7) moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Oldenburg. Dorsten lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Recklinghausen will face Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dorsten will play against the league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel (#2).
Top scorers:
Recklinghausen: R.Franklin 26+15reb+2ast, A.Steed 19+12reb+2ast, D.Leithner 11+5reb+2ast, S.Germana 10+5reb, D.McDuffie 9+2reb+6ast, P.Carney 5+2reb
Dorsten: C.Jones 16+7reb+3ast, J.Cadmus 14, J.Eller 11+2reb+1ast, G.Budde 10+13reb, G.Hagner 9+1reb+3ast, C.Marquardt 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185173


Schwelm - MTV Wolfenbuettel 79-74

Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-10) 79-74. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Herzoege Wolfenbuettel won fourth quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. SG Schwelmer Baskets outrebounded Herzoege Wolfenbuettel 43-21 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) notched 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four SG Schwelmer Baskets players scored in double figures. Even 21 points and 4 assists by American guard Lamonte Thomas (187, college: J.and Wales, RI, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) did not help to save the game for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Center Frank Theis (200-82) added 17 points for the guests. SG Schwelmer Baskets (13-1) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be BSV Wulfen (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play against Recklinghausen.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Coles 25+8reb+6ast, D.Hamilton 14+7reb+4ast, D.Malinowski 13+7reb+3ast, S.Schroter 11+3reb, A.Kronhardt 8+10reb+3ast, S.Asbach 6+1reb+1ast
MTV Wolfenbuettel: L.Thomas 21+3reb+4ast, T.Clark 17+1reb+2ast, F.Theis 17+4reb+2ast, H.Knopke 8+5reb+6ast, M.Poeschel 4+1reb, D.Ward 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 185177


SU Medien - Wulfen 80-81 OT

Eleventh ranked BSV Wulfen won an overtime thriller against higher ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets by one point 81-80 on Saturday night. The game took place in Braunschweig. But the guests from Wulfen were better at the end. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 18-17 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime. BSV Wulfen made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Spot Up Medien Baskets were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-90) chipped in 22 points. American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) produced 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. BSV Wulfen (5-9) moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Hannover. Loser Spot Up Medien Baskets dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. BSV Wulfen will face league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Wulfen: A.Young 25+13reb+3ast, H.Bellscheidt 22+4reb+2ast, A.Houston 9+2reb, P.Gunther 6+2reb+2ast, P.Mazur 5+8reb+1ast, M.Berger 5+1reb+1ast
SU Medien: S.Bennett 35+5reb+5ast, E.Land 19+5reb, H.Sant-Roos 12+7reb+5ast, O.Angerstein 6+1reb, J.Wessels 6+2reb, B.Wenzel 2+7reb+2ast
gschID: 185176


Hannover - BSW Sixers 78-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked BSW Sixers and 9th ranked Hannover Tigers had identical 5-8 record. But Hannover Tigers were not able to use a home court advantage and were edged by the opponent from Sandersdorf 80-78 on Saturday night. Hannover Tigers were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. BSW Sixers made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Hannover Tigers turnovers. The best player for the winners was power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) who scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Tom Lipke (194-86, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. BSW Sixers' coach Timo Stumpf used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Nigerian-American center Michael Fakuade (201-89, college: Ill.-Springfield, agency: N.E.T.) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Four Hannover Tigers players scored in double figures. BSW Sixers (6-8) moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien and Dorsten. Loser Hannover Tigers keep the ninth position with nine games lost. BSW Sixers will face higher ranked Oldenburg (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hannover Tigers will play against RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf.
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: T.Lipke 14+3reb+4ast, R.Schirmer 14+9reb+2ast, J.Simmons 12+2reb+3ast, F.Diestelhorst 11+2reb, S.Ahnsehl 9+1reb+2ast, M.Haut 8+5reb+1ast
Hannover: J.Prasuhn 16+4reb+3ast, A.Cook 15+2reb+1ast, M.Fakuade 15+16reb+2ast, J.Lodders 10+4reb, T.Welzel 9+2reb+1ast, D.Boahene 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 185175


Rist Wedel - Stahnsdorf 70-60

Very expected game when 12th ranked RSV Eintracht (4-10) was defeated on the road by third ranked SC Rist Wedel (11-3) 70-60 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-60. RSV Eintracht was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Fabian Boeke (208-86, college: Washington St.) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 15 points. Four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. Forward Yannick Evans (202-86) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SC Rist Wedel moved-up to second place in Group North. Loser RSV Eintracht dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Dorsten (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. RSV Eintracht will play against Hannover Tigers (#9) in Hannover and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 15+3reb+1ast, F.Boeke 15+6reb, I.Akpinar 11+3reb+3ast, D.Hopkins 11+6reb+1ast, M.Adu 7+10reb+1ast, T.Parohl 5+2reb
Stahnsdorf: Y.Evans 22+7reb+1ast, B.Wheadon 15+3reb+2ast, T.Malone 7+4reb, M.Haucke 6+7reb+2ast, C.Neubauer 3+3reb+1ast, T.Modersitzki 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 185174


Oldenburg - Herten Lions 96-92

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Herten Lions (10-4) against fifth ranked Oldenburg (7-7) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were defeated by Oldenburg in a tough game in Oldenburg 92-96. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Herten Lions. Herten Lions were ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Oldenburg, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Oldenburg's coach Mladen Drijencic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) replied with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and guard Tim Schonborn (191-90) added 24 points in the effort for Herten Lions. Four Herten Lions players scored in double figures. Oldenburg moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Oldenburg will play against BSW Sixers (#8) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Herten Lions will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) in Braunschweig and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: C.Heinrich 29+11reb+3ast, M.Taylor 23+3reb+4ast, K.Smit 22+1reb+1ast, A.Hartmann 9+7reb+5ast, K.Haenig 6+7reb+1ast, J.Meyer 3+1reb
Herten Lions: W.Taylor 33+13reb, T.Schonborn 24+3reb+2ast, C.Hackenesch 14+9reb+2ast, J.Ducker 12+3reb, A.Bowie 6+3reb+1ast, B.Larrieu 2+1reb
gschID: 185172


Group South
Licher Baeren - Dragons 66-67

Fifth-ranked Licher Baeren (7-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (13-1) on Sunday. The visitors from Rhoendorf managed to secure only one-point victory 67-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 1 point. The best player for the winners was Florian Koch (197-92) who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Boris Kaminski used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Nino Valentic (198-90) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains first position in Group South with 13-1 record. Licher Baeren lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Bayer Giants and Fraport SKY II. Dragons Rhoendorf are looking forward to face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Licher Baeren will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#5) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dragons: F.Koch 23+9reb+2ast, G.Robinson 17+4reb+5ast, N.Larsen 12+1reb+4ast, V.Frankl-Maus 6+2reb+1ast, S.Tratnjek 3+1reb, E.Tukiss 2+2reb
Licher Baeren: J.Swanson 15+11reb+5ast, W.Gardner 14+2reb+3ast, N.Valentic 12+9reb+2ast, V.Klassen 10+1reb+2ast, D.Dorr 10+2ast, J.Jones 4+3reb
gschID: 186916


Weissenhorn - TSV Troester 77-68

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (9-5) beat at home 12th ranked TSV Troester (2-12) 77-68 on Sunday. 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 77-68. Weissenhorn Youngstars made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. TSV Troester was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) who scored 26 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) chipped in 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Weissenhorn Youngstars players scored in double figures. Forward Johannes Thiemann (203-94) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Johannes Richter (206-93) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Weissenhorn Youngstars moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Noerdlingen. TSV Troester lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Weissenhorn Youngstars will face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSV Troester will play against Dresden (#8).
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: M.Hesson 26+7reb+2ast, T.Joenke 18+9reb+4ast, K.Gausa 10+3reb+2ast, M.Heberlein 10+6reb+2ast, M.Shtein 6+5reb+2ast, B.Butler 4+4reb+2ast
TSV Troester: D.Parker 16+3reb, J.Thiemann 11+10reb, J.Richter 10+9reb+1ast, J.Dippold 9+5reb, D.Dizdarevic 5+1reb+1ast, S.Dinkel 5+2reb
gschID: 186915


Bayer Giants - Langen 91-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked TV 1862 Langen (8-6) against seventh ranked Bayer Giants (7-7) on Saturday night. Visiting TV 1862 Langen was crushed by Bayer Giants in Leverkusen 91-60. The game was mostly controlled by Bayer Giants. TV 1862 Langen managed to win fourth quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayer Giants had a 40-28 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Marc Rass (182-87) chipped in 22 points during the contest. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds and forward Tobias Jahn (205-86, college: Cal Poly Pomona) scored 3 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. Bayer Giants moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Fraport SKY II. Loser TV 1862 Langen dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Bayer Giants will meet ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. TV 1862 Langen will play against Noerdlingen (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: M.Rass 22+2ast, A.Parker 14+5reb+5ast, J.Eggleston 13+13reb+5ast, G.Twiehoff 9+8reb+2ast, M.Goddek 8+5reb+2ast, F.Wendeler 7+2reb+1ast
Langen: M.Woody 19+9reb+1ast, M.Cooke 9+3reb+1ast, G.Raebel 8+1ast, S.Barth 8+1reb+2ast, N.Barth 6+2reb, J.Boelke 3+2reb
gschID: 186914


Hanau - Konstanz 74-84

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Hanau (6-8) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-10) 84-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ifm Baskets Konstanz. Hanau was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ifm Baskets Konstanz made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Aubrey Conerly (180-83, college: Jacksonville) who scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import power forward Robinson Louisme (201-84, college: Tulane) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach Marko Radulovic used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marco Voeller (198-89) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. ifm Baskets Konstanz maintains eleventh position in Group South with 4-10 record. Hanau lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eight games lost. ifm Baskets Konstanz will face higher ranked Bayer Giants (#7) in Leverkusen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Konstanz: A.Conerly 19+7reb+4ast, R.Louisme 18+10reb, F.Henningsen 17+1reb+1ast, P.Leidig 8+3reb, L.Menck 8+2reb, O.Sylla 6+3reb
Hanau: M.Voeller 19+11reb+1ast, A.Sharda 15+5reb+6ast, J.Scott 11+4reb+1ast, M.Schick 9+4reb+2ast, S.Koehnert 7+1reb+2ast, L.Sullivan 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 186913


Dresden - Leitershofen 88-106

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Leitershofen (6-8) won against on the road 9th ranked Dresden (6-8) 106-88 on Friday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Leitershofen's pressure prevailed and they won that period 30-16 extending their advantage to 18 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dresden's 46. Leitershofen forced 28 Dresden turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard James Washington (182-87, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: FCM) who scored 30 points. The other American import guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) chipped in 27 points and 5 rebounds. Hughey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. American Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) produced 14 points and 9 assists and power forward Alexander Heide (205-91) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Leitershofen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place in Group South, which they share with Hanau and Dresden. Leitershofen will face Hanau (#10) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: J.Washington 30+4reb+2ast, L.Hughey 27+5reb+2ast, J.Genck 16+3reb+1ast, S.Montag 13+5reb+1ast, R.Froehlich 10+2reb+1ast, P.Smith 6+1reb
Dresden: J.Boucher 18+2reb+1ast, A.Heide 15+6reb, J.Benson 14+5reb+1ast, A.Jones 14+4reb+9ast, P.Rulke 11+6reb+2ast, M.von der Wippel 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 186912


Noerdlingen - Fraport SKY II 66-58

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Fraport Skyliners II (7-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Noerdlingen (9-5) 66-58 on Friday. Fraport Skyliners II trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 19-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 58-66 at the end of the game. Noerdlingen made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Noerdlingen made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks. Forward Stefan Schmoll (196-89) chipped in 18 points. Worth to mention Gray played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. American forward Taylor Brown (198-89, college: Bradley) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Noerdlingen have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Weissenhorn. Loser Fraport Skyliners II keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Noerdlingen will face TV 1862 Langen (#4) on the road in the next round. Fraport Skyliners II will play against Licher Baeren and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: S.Schmoll 18+4reb+2ast, C.Gray 14+15reb+1ast, B.Hogg 12+6reb+3ast, F.Brutting 7+3reb+2ast, D.Rastatter 6+7reb+2ast, L.Vrkas 5+3reb+2ast
Fraport SKY II: T.Brown 16+12reb+1ast, L.Wright 13+3reb, J.Voigtmann 12+11reb+3ast, J.Novak 7+2reb+1ast, S.Daks 3, M.Merz 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 186911



ProA Round 17 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

BV Chemnitz 99 (#6) forced the game against Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) into an overtime, but lost by four points 81-85 on Saturday night. The game took place in Chemnitz. But the guests from Cuxhaven were better at the end. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BV Chemnitz 99. American players dominated the game. Jeremiah Kelly orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cuxhaven BasCats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-6 record, which they share with Duesseldorf. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face Finke Baskets (#12) in Paderborn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BV Chemnitz 99 will play on the road against Kirchheim Knights (#14).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Vechta beat Heidelberg on the road 85-79. Duesseldorf won against Crailsheim on its own court 83-66. Finke Baskets managed to outperform Gotha in Paderborn 97-85. Ehingen managed to beat Leipzig at home 61-58. Kirchheim was defeated by NBC on the opponent's court 83-71. Karlsruhe beat Jena in a home game 89-76. ETB Wohnbau was destroyed by Goettingen on the road 69-47.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 10 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists by Ahmad Smith of NBC.


Heidelberg - Vechta 79-85

No shocking result in a game when second ranked SC Rasta Vechta (13-4) beat on the road 8th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (8-9) 85-79 on Sunday. MLP Academics Heidelberg was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. SC Rasta Vechta dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to MLP Academics Heidelberg's 30. SC Rasta Vechta forced 21 MLP Academics Heidelberg turnovers. American point guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 9 assists and 7 steals. Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Janis Heindel (199-83) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SC Rasta Vechta have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta maintains second place with 13-4 record behind leader Goettingen. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face league's leader BG Goettingen at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Crailsheim Merlins (#15).
Top scorers:
Vechta: R.Williams 21+3reb+9ast, J.Doerksen 16+5reb+1ast, R.Ferguson 10, C.Hassan 10+3reb+3ast, D.Madrich 10+8reb, D.Krause 7+1reb+1ast
Heidelberg: D.White 19+5reb+2ast, J.Heindel 12+3reb+4ast, K.Barth 12+2reb+3ast, T.Blackwood 10+1reb+4ast, C.Sargent 8+5reb+1ast, K.Kuhn 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 184474


Duesseldorf - Crailsheim 83-66

Very expected game when 14th ranked Crailsheim Merlins (5-12) lost on the road to fifth ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (11-6) 83-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. Duesseldorf Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Naturalized American forward Adam Waleskowski (204-82, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points. Guard Nico Adamczak (189-90) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Crailsheim Merlins. Crailsheim Merlins' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Duesseldorf Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cuxhaven. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side keep the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets will face bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crailsheim Merlins will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: N.Adamczak 15+3reb+1ast, A.Waleskowski 14+4reb+2ast, P.Flomo 10+1reb, T.Tzakopoulos 10+4reb+2ast, G.Johnson 8+3reb+5ast, K.Chones 7+6reb+1ast
Crailsheim: M.Rose 19+5reb+1ast, S.Johnson 12+5reb, B.Lischka 9+4reb+1ast, P.Friedel 9+4reb+2ast, J.Moore 8+6reb+1ast, D.Coleman 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184473


Gotha - Finke Baskets 85-97

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Finke Baskets and 11th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha had identical 6-10 record. But Oettinger Rockets Gotha was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Paderborn 97-85 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Finke Baskets. Oettinger Rockets Gotha was better in third quarter 21-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Finke Baskets dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Oettinger Rockets Gotha's 44 and made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Oettinger Rockets Gotha 34-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. Forward Michael Jost (204-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Jason Adams (194-89, college: Missouri So.) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Finke Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) answered with 28 points and 5 assists and naturalized Russian forward Albert Kuppe (195-88) added 16 points in the effort for Oettinger Rockets Gotha. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Finke Baskets (7-10) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and NBC. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha dropped to the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Finke Baskets will face higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen.
Top scorers:
Finke Baskets: J.Adams 22+6reb, M.Jost 22+7reb+2ast, B.Rush 14+1reb, M.Fleischmann 14+6reb, J.Jamerson 10+6reb+12ast, V.Kittmann 8+5reb
Gotha: C.Griffin 28+2reb+5ast, A.Kuppe 16+3reb+1ast, L.Niebuhr 14+2ast, J.Person 5, T.Baker 5+7reb+1ast, D.Kreis 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184479


Ehingen - Leipzig 61-58

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-14) was edged by ninth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (9-8) in Allmendingen 61-58 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 trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 61-58. American players dominated the game. Guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Ehingen/Urspringschule's coach Ralph Junge used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Center Chris Gadley (207-87, college: Canisius) answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Nick Freer (198-85, college: Grand Valley St.) added 16 points in the effort for USC Leipzig. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to seventh place. USC Leipzig lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Ehingen/Urspringschule will face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#13) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. USC Leipzig will play against Duesseldorf Baskets.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: A.Calvin 14+7reb+2ast, V.Matthews 14+7reb+8ast, T.Unterluggauer 11+2reb, S.Marlon Theis 5+1reb+1ast, T.Rohde 5+1reb, K.Ogbe 5+3reb+1ast
Leipzig: N.Freer 16+3reb+2ast, C.Gadley 14+8reb, W.Simon 11+5reb+3ast, A.Sollazzo 7+4reb+3ast, K.Schaffartzik 5+4reb+1ast, K.Kranz 5+3reb
gschID: 184480


Chemnitz - Cuxhaven 81-85 OT

BV Chemnitz 99 (#6) forced the game against Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) into an overtime, but lost by four points 81-85 on Saturday night. The game took place in Chemnitz. But the guests from Cuxhaven were better at the end. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BV Chemnitz 99. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 18-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 17-13. Cuxhaven BasCats had a 35-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. BV Chemnitz 99 was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. point guard Jeremiah Kelly (182, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St.) answered with 22 points and 6 assists and center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) added 12 points and 16 rebounds in the effort for BV Chemnitz 99. Four Cuxhaven BasCats and five BV Chemnitz 99 players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cuxhaven BasCats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-6 record, which they share with Duesseldorf. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face Finke Baskets (#12) in Paderborn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BV Chemnitz 99 will play on the road against Kirchheim Knights (#14).
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: E.Harris 16+8reb, M.Rockmann 16+4reb+1ast, J.Kelly 15+5reb+4ast, S.Thomas 14+6reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 9+4reb, M.Pratt 8+7reb+2ast
Chemnitz: J.Bynum 22+4reb+6ast, D.Lawson 12+16reb, R.Cardenas 12+4reb+2ast, J.Schmidt 11+1reb+3ast, T.Ishizaki 10+3reb+4ast, A.Jones 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184478


NBC - Kirchheim 83-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked NBC's (7-10) home victory over 14th ranked Kirchheim Knights (5-12) in Nurnberg 83-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-71. NBC made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game, while Kirchheim Knights only scored ten points from the stripe. American players dominated also this game. Guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) orchestrated the victory with a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston) contributed with 18 points (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Five NBC players scored in double figures. NBC's coach Martin Ides used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Marcus Smallwood (198-82, college: N.Illinois, agency: Court Side) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kirchheim Knights. NBC moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Finke Baskets and ETB Wohnbau. Kirchheim Knights lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. NBC will face higher ranked Science City Jena (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kirchheim Knights will play against BV Chemnitz 99 (#6).
Top scorers:
NBC: Z.Nixon 18+1reb+2ast, N.Khartchenkov 17+1reb, D.McDaniel 13+3reb+1ast, C.Adler 11+2reb+1ast, R.Thompson 10+10reb, A.Smith 10+13reb+11ast
Kirchheim: M.Smallwood 17+9reb, C.Alexander 17+3reb+4ast, C.Brooks 9+3reb+1ast, R.Tomasevic 8+3reb+1ast, D.Schneider 6+2reb, S.Adeberg 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 184477


Karlsruhe - Jena 89-76

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Science City Jena (8-9) lost on the road to third ranked BG Karlsruhe (12-5) 89-76 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by BG Karlsruhe. Science City Jena was better in second period 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BG Karlsruhe made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. BG Karlsruhe outrebounded Science City Jena 46-28 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Science City Jena was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) answered with 19 points and 7 assists and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Science City Jena. BG Karlsruhe maintains third place with 12-5 record having just two points less than leader Goettingen. Science City Jena lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face ETB Wohnbau (#10) in Essen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Science City Jena will play at home against NBC in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 28+10reb+4ast, J.Black 17+12reb+3ast, J.Harris 12+7reb+4ast, N.Menck 11+7reb+2ast, M.Stockton 10+2reb+3ast, D.Richardson 6+6reb
Jena: K.Barker 19+4reb+7ast, C.Roquette 11+2reb+1ast, L.Jeka 9+3reb+4ast, T.Schwartz 9+2reb+3ast, S.Watts 8+8reb, E.Reyes-Napoles 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184476


Goettingen - ETB Wohnbau 69-47

No shocking result in a game when first ranked BG Goettingen (14-3) crushed at home 10th ranked ETB Wohnbau (7-10) 69-47 on Saturday. BG Goettingen forced 20 ETB Wohnbau turnovers. Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. British swingman Paul Guede (195-87, college: Portland St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Fabian Franke (198-88, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 8 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for ETB Wohnbau. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BG Goettingen have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-3 record. Loser ETB Wohnbau keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. BG Goettingen will face league's second-placed SC Rasta Vechta on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. ETB Wohnbau will play against BG Karlsruhe (#3).
Top scorers:
Goettingen: A.Vargas 11+1reb+2ast, S.Phillips 10+5reb+4ast, R.Harris 10+7reb, P.Guede 9+6reb+2ast, B.Davis 9, M.Wenzl 6+3reb+1ast
ETB Wohnbau: J.Henley 12+3reb+1ast, L.Stutz 10+8reb, F.Franke 8+10reb+1ast, T.Bannister 5+4ast, M.Buljevic 5+2reb+1ast, R.Christen 4+1ast
gschID: 184475



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 12: Ikaros - Panelefsiniakos 85-78
Jan. 12: KAOD - Ilysiakos 80-83
Jan. 12: Kavala - Aris 77-85
Jan. 13: Peristeri GS - AGOR 70-69
Jan. 12: PAOK - Apollon Patras 68-61
Jan. 13: Kolossos - Panathinaikos 59-67
Jan. 14: Olympiacos - Panionios


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Pappas, Panionios20.2 
 2. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.9 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 4. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.1 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 6. Printezis, Olympia.14.8 
 7. McGrath, PA.14.8 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros13.8 
 9. McCollum, Apollo.13.5 
 10. Knowles, KAOD13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.6 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.8 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios6.9 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.8 
 6. Haritopoulos, PAOK6.6 
 7. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.5 
 8. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 9. Kanonidis, Periste.6.1 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.8 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.8 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.4.5 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos3.8 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.6 
 9. Sloukas, Olympiacos3.5 
 10. McGrath, PA.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 5. Petway, AGOR1.8 
 6. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.7 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 8. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Petway, AGOR2.4 
 2. Coleman, Kavala1.9 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.6 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.4 
 5. Michel, KAOD1.4 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 8. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 12: Koroivos - Filathlitikos 92-79
Jan. 12: Trikalla - Irakleio 86-76
Jan. 12: Ermis Lagkada - Agia Paraskevis 76-78
Jan. 12: Ikaroi Serron - Pagrati 75-70
Jan. 12: Doxa Lefkadas - OFI 72-66
Jan. 12: Niki Volou - Arkadikos 72-56
Jan. 12: Nea Kifisia - Lavrio 65-53


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.3 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.8 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.3 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio18.1 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.17.9 
 6. Kitsoulis, OFI17.7 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati16.9 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.16.6 
 9. Adetokoubo, Filath.15.5 
 10. Moschovitis, Nea15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.2 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.6 
 3. Manousos, Doxa L.8.4 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.2 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.1 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.7.6 
 7. Doychinov, OFI7.5 
 8. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 9. Charismidis, Trika.7.0 
 10. Kitsoulis, OFI6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos GIKAS
  Filathlitikos
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.8 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.5 
 3. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.4 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.2 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.9 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.8 
 8. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.6 
 9. Cosic, Koroivos3.5 
 10. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.8 
 2. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.2 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.2.2 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos2.1 
 6. Onasoglou, Ermis L.1.8 
 7. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.8 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.1.7 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Krum DOYCHINOV
  OFI
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Doychinov, OFI1.3 
 2. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 3. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.9 
 4. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 5. Pelkic, Irakleio0.8 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 8. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.7 
 9. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.7 
 10. Kakiouzis, Lavrio0.7 


B' Division - 12th week: AEK and Psyhiko are leading the race. - by Chris Mammides

During the 12th week of the Second Division league the favorite teams won their games but the surprise came from the team of Halkida which succeeded an important road win, so we had the following results in all the games:

North Group
Pierikos Arhelaos - Egaleo 81-86
Periods: 18-26, 45-43, 56-71, and 81-86.
A great derby took place in Katerini where the home team suffered another one home loss after a great second half by the visiting site of Coach Katsounis especially in the third period where the team of Egaleo scored 28 points against 11 points scored by the home team. The amazing swingman Kostas Mubarak (192-G-88) performed nearly perfect as his 7 of 9 behind the arc three pointers and his total of 33 points are giving him the trophy of the man of the week in the second division. It is worth mentioned that this is Mubaraks career high record. This was the first road win for the team of Egaleo, this season
Top scorer:
Pierikos: Sakelariou 12, Nektarios Marousits (194-G-89) 21, Giorgos Asimakis (195-F-83) 22
Egaleo: Fotitzoglou 11, Karavolas 12, Kostas Mubarak 33, Michalos 13

Marousi - Metamorfosi Volou 81-64
Periods: 28-14, 42-25, 65-49, 81-64
Coach Mageiras saw is team to succeed a solid home win after the three weeks as Maroussi added its seventh win this season (7-4) against Metamorfosi Volou of Coach Myrintzis which remained in the negative record (4-7) and is officially in the dangerous zone of the relegation since MENT won the game earlier on and overpass the Volos team in the table. It is worth mentioned the great performance by Kostas Macheras (205-C-85).
Top Scorers:
Marousi: Bardas 10, Konstantakopoulos 14, Kerasovitis 10, Dorkofikis 11, Kostas Macheras 29
Metamorfosi: Georgiou 11, Tsolis 13, Christos Zarogiannis (203-F-77) 16, Karavasanis 12

MENT - Filippos Veroias 58-87
Periods: 14-24, 33-44, 47-70, 58-87
The newcomer Coach Nikolaidis seems that is not able to change the climate for his team (his is only at is third week in the team) and the negative psychology at his players is still obvious and was the main reason of the todays result and performance by MENTs players since Filippos Veroias actually thrashed them and the deficit of 29 points is showing the real problem for the team.
Top scorers:
MENT: Evanelinos 11, Spyros Lefkaditis (204-F/C-89) 15
Filippos Veroias: Kothras 10, Trihopoulos 14, Savas Chrysopoulos (200-F-89) 21, Raptis 15, Katsabalis 10, Brozos 13

Ionikos Ionias - Iraklis Thessaloniki
Periods:
Coach Kostopouloss top seated team of Iralis without one of his main players (Dimitris Maslarinos) added its 9th victory (9-2) and is heading all the way towards the first spot of the group. Coach Aggelis team (2-8) is still remaining at the bottom of the league, and unless a small miracle happens Marapidis and his team-mates will be playing in the third division next season.

Stratoni - Aias Evosmou 76-71
Periods: 18-16, 38-38, 53-58, 76-71
The derby of the division took place in the North Hellas where two more or less equal teams of Coaches Mythou and Hatzoulis play in a crucial game since the winner would have done a step closer to the top seat. The third seated Stratoni against the 4th seated Aias Evosmou performed great but finally, the home team with a great fourth period won the game and added not only another one victory in its record bu increased his deficit from his opponent to a +3 in their in between positioning.
Top Scorers:
Stratoni: Kamilalis 11, Kokolios 13, Giannis Daskalopoulos (195-G/F-80) 18.
Aias: Tepetidis 16, Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) 18, Mavridis 16

Mahites Doxa Pefkon Ionikos Neas Filadelphias 82-53
Periods: 15-9, 43-29, 57-41, 82-53
Coach Kyriakou team (Mahites) had no problem to thrash the visiting site of Coach Stathoulis and the final difference of the 29 points is saying it all..
Top scorers:
Mahites: ): Eleftheriadis 16, Danakis 10, Karouzos 15
Ionikos: Siristatidis 11, Christodoulos 15 and Tsakiridis 10.

South Group
Enosi Iliou - Kronos Agiou Dimitriou 68-62
Periods: 23-18, 37-34, 52-43, 68-62
The newcomer Head Coach Marios Despotakis in his second game as a head Coach of Enosi Iliou succeeded his first victory over Head Coach Paraskevopoulos team of Kronos Agiou Dimitriou and now with a record closer to positive (5-6) is facing the future with more perspectives for better positioning at the end. Enosi Iliou was better than Kronos (2-9) which remain in the danger zone with only Ermis Perama at the bottom and many chances for relegation already in the horizon since Halkida is expected sooner or later to start winning some games.
Top scorers:
Enosi: Mitropoulos 12, Likogiannis 10, Rodostoglou 16, Tsotsos 10
Kronos: Straganiotis 13, Vrinas 13, Vlahopoulos 10

Doukas - AEK Athens 72-84
Periods : 21-24, 42-49, 52-64, 72-84
The visiting site with Michalis Polytarhou and Sakis Veskoukis in its roster Coach Ziagos after the thrilling victory of last week against Holargos in the extra time, added a solid road win against Coach Giannopoulos team with the clear 72-84 as AEK took the lead from the early beginning and never looked back with an amazing Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-F/C-83, agency: FCM) who performed his best game since he arrived this season to the team of AEK.
Top scorers:
Doukas: St. Papadionysiou 11, Sotiris Bourdanos (187-G-86) 23, Halaris 11
AEK: Andronikos Gizogiannis 26, Kopsaftis 12, Polytarhou 13

Holargos - Halkida 71-73
Periods : 21-25, 36-48, 51-59, 71-73
A crucial road win was succeeded earlier on in the Holargos home court since the furious and winless team of Coach Oikonomakis in a game which seem to be a do or die for his team, succeeded to win with the thrilling 71-73 even though the deficit for his team was even as many as +12 a bit before the end. A great game by Elias Tomaras (181-G-81) who was the MVP of the game not only due to his 23 points but due to his overall performance in both the edges of the court, being the man of the match.
Top scorers:
Holargos: Koutoulas 11, Poulis 12, Kiapekos 11, Tassopoulos 17
Halkida: Ekine 12, Elias Tomaras 23 and Pardakas 11

Psyhiko Amyntas Dafnis 80-75
Periods : 18-16, 40-30, 58-57, 80-75
An old time classic derby took place in Psyhiko where the home team finally won the game in the details with leading figure being the talented Vasilis Mihopoulos (193-G-83) who ended the game with 24 points while for another week (as most of the weeks this season) the veteran Pettas was outstanding and helped is team to win the game over Coach Vlahos troops who where also very good but at the end seem to be more tired than their opponents.
Top scorers:
Psyhiko: Pettas 17, Vogiatzis 16, Vasilis Mihopoulos 24
Amyntas: Thodoris Vardianos (193-G-78) 19, Koukounias 19, Zoupas 14, Tzougarakis 11.

Aetos - Near East 72-70
Periods : 18-21, 36-31, 56-52, 72-70
The home team of Coach Papamarkos finally won the thrilling derby against Near East with solid game by his trio, Kokkalis, Giorgos Tirlas (197-G/F-80) and Papargiropoulos. On the other hand Near East lost a game in details and if Karabas and Karastamatis were able to help their point guard Giannis Dip a bit more then the road win would have been a fact, instead they lost another derby at the end.
Top scorers:
Aetos: Kokkalis 14, Giorgos Tirlas 16 and 9 rebounds, Papargiropoulos 13
Near East: Giannis Deep (186-PG-86) 25, Karabas 14, Karastamatis 10 and 11 rebounds,

Ermis Perama - Panerythraikos 42-65
Periods: 10-18, 26-34, 38-52, 42-65
The weakest team in both the groups is obviously the team of Coach Katopodis which is also the number one favorite team to relegate to the C Division in the season 2013-2014 as not even a miracle can save the team. The team of Coach Houhoulis had no problems to simply add another one victory in its record with Makris being the man of the game.
Top scorers:
Perama: Marinos 11
Panerythraikos: Makris 18 and Tzemis 11



Greek A2 round 12 best performance: Branislav Tomic - by Eurobasket News

Serbian power forward Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Koroivos, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, four rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Filathlitikos (#1, 10-2) 92-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Koroivos is placed at 4th position in Greek A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Koroivos will need more victories to improve their 8-4 record. In the team's last game Tomic had a remarkable 91.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Koroivos' top player in his first season with the team. Branislav Tomic averages this season 13.5ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old former international forward Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81, agency: FCM) of Trikalla. Charismidis had a very good evening with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Trikalla cruised to a 86-76 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Irakleio (#11, 3-9). This victory allowed Trikalla to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 9-3 record is not bad at all. Charismidis is well-known at Trikalla and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Vassilis Kitsoulis (204-F-83) of OFI (#14). Kitsoulis scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Kitsoulis' great performance OFI lost 66-72 to Doxa Lefkadas (2-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. OFI can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-10 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kitsoulis he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kitsoulis has individually a great season in Greece. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) of Koroivos - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Kostas Paschalis (208-C-75) of Lavrio - 14 points and 10 rebounds
6. Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-C-80) of Ermis Lagkada - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Nikos Psileas (200-F-80) of Agia Paraskevis - 11 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) of Ikaroi Serron - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93) of Filathlitikos - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Petros Noeas (204-F-87) of Koroivos - 9 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Ilysiakos ink Brandon Riley - by Eurobasket News

Ilysiakos Athens (A1) agreed terms with American swingman Brandon Riley (187). He just graduated from South Carolina State University (NCAA). In 28 games last season he had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to NABC Division I All-District 15 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Riley is just out of college, so it will be his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Ilysiakos sign Travis Garrison, ex Cordon - by Eurobasket News

Ilysiakos Athens (A1) signed 29-year old American forward Travis Garrison (203-107kg-84, college: Maryland). He just played at Cordon in Uruguayan LUB league. In 10 games this season he had 12.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6bpg. The most of last season Garrison spent at Maliye Milli in Turkish TB2L. In 16 games last year he recorded 8.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas earlier that season. In 11 A1 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Garrison played at Khimik in Ukrainian Superleague. In 32 games that year he recorded 8.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
In 2006 Garrison was drafted by Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA) in third round (25th overall).
He attended University of Maryland and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Garrisons team made it to the NIT Semifinals in 2005. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 1st Team back in 2009.
Garrison is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (Cantabria), Venezuela (Gaiteros), South Korea (SK Knights), ACPBL (Washington), CBA (Great Falls Explorers) and Turkey (Pamukkale).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 17-3 
 2. Leiden 15-4 
 3. M.Magixx 12-7 
 4. Groningen 12-7 
 5. Leeuwarden 11-8 
 6. Den Helder K. 10-9 
 7. Zwolle 10-10 
 8. Weert 6-13 
 9. Amsterdam 2-17 
 10. Rotterdam 1-18 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 10: Den Bosch - Zwolle 90-62
Jan. 13: Zwolle - Groningen 89-86
Jan. 12: Weert - Den Bosch 87-92
Jan. 12: Den Helder K. - M.Magixx 82-84
Jan. 13: Leeuwarden - Rotterdam 103-80
Jan. 12: Leiden - Amsterdam 100-49

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 16: M.Magixx - Den Bosch
Jan. 16: Den Helder K. - Leeuwarden
Jan. 17: Rotterdam - Leiden
Jan. 17: Zwolle - Weert
Jan. 17: Amsterdam - Groningen


Mahram signs NBA Champion - Francisco Elson!! - by Greg

Eurobasket.com reveals that Mahram Tehran (Superleague) has just inked 37-year old ex-NBA center Francisco Elson (211-107kg-76, college: California). This is the first NBA Champion coming to Iran as Elson was a part of 2007 San Antonio Suprs roster. In that championship season he played 70 regular season games (5.0ppg, 4.8rpg) and registered 20 play-offs performances (3.3ppg, 3.1rpg) for the Spurs.
Francisco played most recently at Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. But in four games last season he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block.
The previous (2010-2011) season Elson played at the Jazz in NBA. In 61 games that season he averaged just 2.2ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 1999 he was drafted by Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (41st overall). The former University of California star is in his 14th season in pro basketball.
Elson is also a member of Duth National Team since 1999. This summer he represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg.
Francisco Elson will be the team second foreign player of Mahram and this brings Mahrams chance up for winning their sixth title.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Eredivisie Round 17: M.Magixx beats Den Helder K. by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Eredivisie is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 17 rounds left.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Eredivisie took place in Den Helder. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Den Helder K. (10-9) to fourth ranked M.Magixx (12-7) 84-82 on Saturday evening. M.Magixx outrebounded Den Helder K. 47-34 including 36 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Den Helder K. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Nick Oudendag (210-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Den Helder K.M.Magixx moved-up to third place, which they share with Groningen. Den Helder K. at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. M.Magixx is looking forward to face league's leader Den Bosch at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Den Helder K. will play against Leeuwarden (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Zwolle. Seventh ranked Zwolle (10-10) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed Groningen (12-7) 89-86 on Sunday evening. American guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Tanner Smith chipped in 25 points and 5 steals. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Groningen's coach Ivica Skelin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zwolle maintains seventh place with 10-10 record. Groningen at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. They share it with M.Magixx. Zwolle will play against Weert (#8) at home in the next round. Groningen will play against Amsterdam (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (17-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Weert (6-13) 92-87. Andre Young nailed 17 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Kenneth van Kempen came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for Weert in the defeat. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-3 record. Loser Weert keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. Den Bosch will meet M.Magixx (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Weert will play against Zwolle (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (17-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Zwolle (10-10) 90-62. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Andre Young who scored 20 points, 9 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-3 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Den Bosch's next round opponent will be M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen, which may be the game of the day. Zwolle will play at home against Weert (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between second ranked Leiden (15-4) and 9th ranked Amsterdam (2-17) in Leiden on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Leiden outscored guests from Amsterdam 100-49. Worthy de Jong orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Leiden's coach Toon Van Helfteren felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leiden maintains second place with 15-4 record having just three points less than leader Den Bosch. Loser Amsterdam keeps the ninth position with 17 games lost. Leiden will face bottom-ranked Rotterdam (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amsterdam will play against Groningen in Groningen.

In the last game of round 17 bottom-ranked Rotterdam was smashed by Leeuwarden on the road 103-80.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Samme Givens of Leeuwarden.


Leeuwarden - Rotterdam 103-80

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Leeuwarden (11-8) crushed at home bottom-ranked Rotterdam (1-18) 103-80 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 103-80. Leeuwarden dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 44. They outrebounded Rotterdam 39-18 including a 24-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Leeuwarden looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Rotterdam's players. American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international forward Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (211-90) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. American power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) answered with 28 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Rotterdam. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leeuwarden maintains fifth place with 11-8 record. Rotterdam lost seventeenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Leeuwarden will face Den Helder K. (#6) on the road in the next round. Rotterdam will play against the league's second-placed Leiden (#2).
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 29+7reb+4ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 22+7reb, R.Holcomb Faye 15+3reb+6ast, S.Poels 10+11reb+3ast, D.Michaels 8+4reb+1ast, J.Williams 7+3reb+2ast
Rotterdam: C.Echols 28+9reb, A.Miles 17+2reb+4ast, M.Otten 13+2reb+3ast, D.Jones 6, I.Filipan 4+1ast, M.Kok 3+1reb
gschID: 193681


Zwolle - Groningen 89-86

Important game to mention about took place in Zwolle. Seventh ranked Zwolle (10-10) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed Groningen (12-7) 89-86 on Sunday evening. Zwolle made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Groningen turnovers. Strangely Groningen outrebounded Zwolle 43-24 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson) chipped in 25 points and 5 steals. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points and 8 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Groningen's coach Ivica Skelin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zwolle maintains seventh place with 10-10 record. Groningen at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. They share it with M.Magixx. Zwolle will play against Weert (#8) at home in the next round. Groningen will play against Amsterdam (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: Z.Novak 28+7reb+2ast, T.Smith 25+3reb+3ast, J.Magette 13+2reb+5ast, D.Webb 11+6reb+4ast, L.Williams 9+2reb, K.Zondervan 3+3reb
Groningen: J.Boykin 21+5reb+1ast, J.Dourisseau 15+5reb, R.Jansen 15+3reb+8ast, J.Voorn 15+2reb+4ast, N.Rohnert 8+4reb+1ast, T.Koenis 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 193682


Weert - Den Bosch 87-92

Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (17-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Weert (6-13) 92-87. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Weert won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) nailed 17 points and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international center Kenneth van Kempen (208-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists and American point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 23 points and 4 assists respectively for Weert in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-3 record. Loser Weert keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. Den Bosch will meet M.Magixx (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Weert will play against Zwolle (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: D.Wright 18+5reb+3ast, A.Young 17+4reb+7ast, W.Carter 15+2reb+1ast, K.Akerboom 13+2reb+1ast, P.Van Paassen 9+3reb, M.Bauscher 8+3reb+5ast
Weert: K.van Kempen 25+14reb+7ast, R.Fletcher 23+1reb+4ast, A.Carter 18+6reb, S.Besseling 12+3reb+5ast, S.De Haas 7+2reb+3ast, S.Mulder 2+2reb
gschID: 193680


Leiden - Amsterdam 100-49

The game between second ranked Leiden (15-4) and 9th ranked Amsterdam (2-17) in Leiden on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Leiden outscored guests from Amsterdam 100-49. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Amsterdam's 30 and had 26 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Amsterdam only scored seven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Amsterdam 38-20 including a 24-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Amsterdam was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. International Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Tony Gallo (180-89, college: Coppin St.) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Leiden players scored in double figures. Leiden's coach Toon Van Helfteren felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Aaron Roye (185-88) answered with 16 points and 5 assists and the former international guard Jeremy Ormskerk (190-82, agency: Court Side) added 13 points in the effort for Amsterdam. Leiden maintains second place with 15-4 record having just three points less than leader Den Bosch. Loser Amsterdam keeps the ninth position with 17 games lost. Leiden will face bottom-ranked Rotterdam (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amsterdam will play against Groningen in Groningen.
Top scorers:
Leiden: T.Gallo 21+1reb+3ast, P.Hilliman 15+2reb, R.Bekkering 15+8reb, W.de Jong 14+8reb+3ast, A.Slagter 13+4reb+4ast, M.Kherrazi 13+6reb+3ast
Amsterdam: A.Roye 16+3reb+5ast, J.Ormskerk 13+4reb, J.Roodheuvel 9+1ast, J.Brandt 5+2reb+3ast, B.Weijs 4+6reb, M.Van Tongeren 2+1reb
gschID: 193678


Den Helder K. - M.Magixx 82-84

The most exciting game of round 17 in the Eredivisie took place in Den Helder. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Den Helder K. (10-9) to fourth ranked M.Magixx (12-7) 84-82 on Saturday evening. M.Magixx outrebounded Den Helder K. 47-34 including 36 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Den Helder K. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international power forward Nick Oudendag (210-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Den Helder K.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. M.Magixx moved-up to third place, which they share with Groningen. Den Helder K. at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. M.Magixx is looking forward to face league's leader Den Bosch at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Den Helder K. will play against Leeuwarden (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Magixx: N.Oudendag 27+12reb, K.Spain 24+7reb+3ast, T.Vermeulen 11+1reb+3ast, K.Ahelegbe 10+4reb+8ast, M.Aarts 6+7reb+1ast, R.Sihota 6+14reb
Den Helder K.: M.Hill 26+9reb+6ast, J.van der List 13+6reb+5ast, J.van der Kooij 11+2reb, S.Warren 10+6reb, S.Mladenovic 7+2ast, P.Bach 5+3reb
gschID: 193679


Den Bosch - Zwolle 90-62

Eredivisie top team - Den Bosch (17-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Zwolle (10-10) 90-62. The game without a history. Den Bosch led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Zwolle's players. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who scored 20 points, 9 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Wil Carter (203-88, college: San Jose St.) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Den Bosch players scored in double figures. Guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson) produced 19 points and guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Den Bosch have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 17-3 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Den Bosch's next round opponent will be M.Magixx (#3) in Nijmegen, which may be the game of the day. Zwolle will play at home against Weert (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: A.Young 20+4reb+9ast, M.Bauscher 19+1reb+4ast, W.Carter 18+8reb, D.Wright 10+4reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 8+2reb+1ast, S.Wessels 7+3reb+3ast
Zwolle: T.Smith 19+4reb+1ast, Z.Novak 11+5reb+1ast, J.Magette 9+2reb+6ast, D.Webb 8+7reb+1ast, A.Bunnig 7+4reb, K.Zondervan 5+3reb
gschID: 193677



Givens' 29 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

-year old forward Samme Givens (195-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for Leeuwarden and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Leeuwarden in his team's victory, helping them to crush Rotterdam (#10, 1-18) with 23-point margin 103-80. Leeuwarden maintains the 5th position in Dutch league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Leeuwarden will need more victories to improve their 11-8 record. In the team's last game Givens had a remarkable 91.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Leeuwarden's top player in his first season with the team. Drexel University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Givens is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.9ppg), rebounds (7th best: 7.1rpg) and averages solid 66.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87, agency: Court Side) of Weert. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Weert. In the last game van Kempen recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Weert lost that game 87-92 to the higher-ranked Den Bosch (#1, 17-3). Weert is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-13 record. van Kempen is one of the most experienced players at Weert and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Andre Young (175-G-90) of league's leader Den Bosch. Young scored 20 points and passed nine assists. He was a key player of Den Bosch, leading his team to a 90-62 easy win against the lower-ranked Zwolle (#7, 10-10). Den Bosch confirms their top position in the standings Young has a great season in Holland. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.0apg (2nd best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 55.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cameron Echols (203-F/C-81) of Rotterdam - 28 points and 9 rebounds
5. Nick Oudendag (210-C/F-87) of M.Magixx - 27 points and 12 rebounds
6. Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (211-F-90) of Leeuwarden - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Sjors Poels (209-C-86) of Leeuwarden - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jamal Boykin (203-F-87) of Groningen - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Tanner Smith (195-G-90) of Zwolle - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Andre Young (175-G-90) of Den Bosch - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 14-3 
 2. Kaposvari 12-4 
 3. Atomeromu 11-5 
 4. Soproni 10-5 
 5. PVSK Pannon 8-8 
 6. Jaszberenyi 8-8 
 7. Falco-Szova 8-8 
 8. ZTE KK 6-8 
 9. Marso NYKK 6-9 
 10. Kormend 5-10 
 11. Szedeak 5-11 
 12. FS Debrecen 1-15 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 12: Kormend - Albacomp 93-104
Jan. 12: Soproni - FS Debrecen 88-62
Jan. 12: Atomeromu - Falco-Szova 85-65
Jan. 12: Jaszberenyi - Szedeak 84-78
Jan. 12: Kaposvari - PVSK Pannon 82-74
Jan. 13: ZTE KK - Marso NYKK


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Spica, Kaposvari21.6 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.21.3 
 3. Legion, PVSK P.21.3 
 4. Nelson, Marso N.21.1 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.8 
 6. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.7 
 7. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 8. Wood, Albacomp19.9 
 9. Shaw, Kormend19.5 
 10. Wise, Soproni19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Jaszbere.
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.7 
 2. Davis, Marso N.9.5 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.9 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.7 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.3 
 6. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 7. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.7 
 8. Keller, Albacomp7.6 
 9. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.6 
 10. Fey, Falco-Szova7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.8 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.5 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.6.0 
 4. Thomas, Soproni5.8 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari5.5 
 6. Copeland, ZTE K.5.4 
 7. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 8. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.3 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.9 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.0 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 5. Davis, Marso N.2.0 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.9 
 8. Wise, Soproni1.8 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu1.6 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Albacomp
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Keller, Albacomp1.2 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Fey, Falco-Szova0.6 
 7. Simovic, ZTE K.0.6 
 8. Wise, Soproni0.6 
 9. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 
 10. Shaw, Kormend0.5 



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Standings

IBA Standings
 1. Kankakee S. 14-1 
 2. Kenosha B. 10-6 
 3. Battle Creek K. 10-6 
 4. Rockford RD 8-7 
 5. St.Louis T. 7-8 
 6. Gary Splash 7-8 
 7. Holland Dream 4-12 
 8. Lansing C. 1-5 
 9. Springfield X. 0-3 
 10. Lake County S. 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 10: Battle Creek K. - Holland Dream 179-159
Jan. 12: Holland Dream - Kankakee S. 119-138
Jan. 13: Kankakee S. - Rockford RD
Jan. 13: St.Louis T. - Gary Splash



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Standings - Iceland Express League

Express L. Standings
 1. Grindavik 9-3 
 2. Stjarnan 9-3 
 3. Snaefell 8-3 
 4. KR 8-3 
 5. Thor Thorl 7-3 
 6. Keflavik 7-5 
 7. Skallagrimur 5-7 
 8. Njardvik 4-7 
 9. Fjolnir 4-9 
 10. KFI 4-9 
 11. IR 3-8 
 12. Tindastoll 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 13: KR - Fjolnir 98-87
Jan. 13: Grindavik - Keflavik 98-106
Jan. 13: Skallagrimur - KFI 96-101
Jan. 11: Fjolnir - KFI 75-99
Jan. 10: Tindastoll - Skallagrimur 72-85
Jan. 13: Stjarnan - Tindastoll 101-84
Jan. 14: KR - Snaefell
Jan. 14: Njardvik - Thor Thorl


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Pitts, KFI31.6 
 2. Palm, IR26.3 
 3. Smith, Thor Thorl25.5 
 4. Medlock, Skallagri.24.4 
 5. Broussard, Grind.23.6 
 6. Zeglinski, Grindav.23.2 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan22.5 
 8. Jonsson, Snaefell22.1 
 9. Craion, Keflavik20.9 
 10. Quaintance, Skall.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Van, Njardvik15.5 
 2. Craion, Keflavik13.2 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.12.6 
 4. Valentine, Tindast.10.8 
 5. Spicer, Fjolnir10.1 
 6. Mills, Stjarnan9.9 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.8 
 8. Virijevic, KFI9.3 
 9. Helgason, Stjarnan8.4 
 10. Magnusson, KR7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.7 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan9.3 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.3 
 4. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.2 
 5. Gibson, Tindastoll6.9 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl5.1 
 7. Fridriksson, Njard.4.5 
 8. Quaintance, Skalla.4.5 
 9. Hermannsson, KR4.4 
 10. Bjornsson, KR4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Skalla.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Quaintance, Skalla.3.0 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.2.4 
 3. Hilmarsson, Thor T.2.3 
 4. Jonsson, Thor Thorl2.2 
 5. Smith, Thor Thorl2.2 
 6. Lewis, Keflavik2.2 
 7. Broussard, Grind.2.2 
 8. Viggosson, Tindast.2.2 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.2.1 
 10. Threatt, Snaefell2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MILLS
  Stjarnan
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Mills, Stjarnan2.0 
 2. Quaintance, Skalla.1.8 
 3. Bradshaw, KFI1.7 
 4. Craion, Keflavik1.7 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.6 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.1.2 
 8. Van, Njardvik1.2 
 9. Acox, KR1.1 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.1.0 


Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Sweden.
Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) was hot in shooting when Sundsvall beat KFUM Nassjo 101-87. 33 points 1 reb & 3 assist. Hlynur baeringsson 9 points, 11 reb and 4 assist in the win.
LF basket 83. Norrkoping 77. Pavel Ermolinskij 13 points, 6 reb for Norrkoping.
Germany.
Hordur Vilhjlmsson with another good game in MBC win over Fraport Skyliners 73-65. 16 points 1 reb 2 assist.
Spain. Assignia Manresa 95. Caja Laboral 101 in overtime. Haukur Palsson 4 points for Manresa.
Jon Stefansson at CAI Zaragoza is out for some weeks with injury



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Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 13: Satria Muda - CLS Knights 76-46
Jan. 13: NSH GMC Riau - Pacific Caesar 70-71
Jan. 13: Tonga BSC - Dell Aspac 48-75
Jan. 13: Garuda - Bimasakti 46-43

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 14: Bimasakti - Stadium Jak.
Jan. 14: Satya Wacana - Garuda
Jan. 14: Pelita Jaya - Hangtuah
Jan. 14: Pacific Caesar - Satria Muda


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rachmad UTOMO
  CLS Knights
  (180-SF-85)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Utomo, CLS Knights16.3 
 2. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.4 
 3. Sabara, Pacific14.6 
 4. Regowo, Dell Aspac13.9 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac13.7 
 6. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.2 
 7. Efendi, NSH G.11.8 
 8. Ahmad, Satria Muda11.6 
 9. Joni, Hangtuah11.2 
 10. Pamungkas, Satya11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sabara, Pacific11.0 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.7 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.9.0 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.9.0 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.7.9 
 6. Sucipto, NSH G.7.6 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.2 
 8. Thoyib, Dell Aspac7.0 
 9. Nolland, Garuda6.9 
 10. Prasetyo, Hangtu.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dirk GERUNGAN
  Dell A.
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Gerungan, Dell A.4.3 
 2. Sucipto, Satya W.4.3 
 3. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.2 
 4. Muharri, CLS K.3.8 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti3.8 
 6. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.3 
 7. Indra, Pacific3.1 
 8. Wijaya, Garuda3.0 
 9. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.9 
 10. Husnuzan, NSH G.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.2 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.5 
 3. Sucipto, NSH G.3.0 
 4. Wijaya, Garuda2.9 
 5. Nolland, Garuda2.3 
 6. Pratama, Garuda2.3 
 7. Pranatyo, Garuda2.3 
 8. Sartika, Bimasakti2.2 
 9. Rizky Ardian., Bim.2.2 
 10. Ahmad, Satria Mu.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Isman THOYIB
  Dell Aspac
  (202-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Thoyib, Dell Aspac2.0 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 3. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 4. Nasution, Satya W.1.3 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.1.3 
 6. Gendro Maryo., Bim.1.3 
 7. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.2 
 8. Teguh, Hangtuah1.2 
 9. Ruslan, Stadium1.0 
 10. Gunawan, Satria M.1.0 


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

28-year old center Isman Thoyib (202-C-84) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Dell Aspac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 9 points adding twelve rebounds for Dell Aspac in his team's victory, helping them to beat Pelita Jaya (#3, 5-1) 78-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Dell Aspac to consolidate first place in the Indonesian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Dell Aspac already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. Thoyib has many years of experience at Dell Aspac, through which he has constantly improved. Thoyib has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.0rpg) and averages solid 2.0bpg.

Second best performed player last round was Firman Nugroho (201-C-90) of Satya Wacana. He is a center in his second season at Satya Wacana. In the last game Nugroho recorded impressive 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Satya Wacana lost that game 63-76 to the higher-ranked Stadium Jak. (#6, 3-4). Satya Wacana is still second from the bottom in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Satya Wacana managed to get this year. Nugroho is well-known at Satya Wacana and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Agustinus Sigar (180-G-79) of Hangtuah (#4). Sigar scored 17 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Hangtuah, leading his team to a 71-48 easy win against the lower-ranked NSH GMC Riau (#11, 1-5). Hangtuah needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Sigar has a very solid season. In 6 games in Indonesia he scored 8.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adhi Prasetyo (194-C-93) of Hangtuah - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Rizky Effendi (187-SF-88) of Dell Aspac - 12 points and 5 rebounds
6. Eko Wiratama Nasution (195-F-90) of Satya Wacana - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Merio Ferdiansyah (176-SG-85) of Stadium Jak. - 24 points and 2 rebounds
8. Max Yanto (215-C-83) of NSH GMC Riau - 8 points and 7 rebounds
9. Ferdinand Damanik (196-C-88) of Pelita Jaya - 7 points and 6 rebounds
10. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-G-92) of Dell Aspac - 20 points and 2 assists

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



NBL Round 11: Garuda defeats Bimasakti in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 11 in the NBL took place in Bandung. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Bimasakti (2-4) to fifth ranked Garuda (4-3) 46-43 on Sunday evening. Garuda outrebounded Bimasakti 40-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Fadlan Minallah (185-82) helped adding 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Garuda maintains fifth place with 4-3 record. Bimasakti lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Garuda are looking forward to face Satya Wacana (#10) in Salatiga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bimasakti will play at home against Stadium Jakarta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked CLS Knights (6-2) against seventh ranked Satria Muda (3-3) on Sunday night. Visiting CLS Knights were crushed by Satria Muda in Jakarta 76-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of CLS Knights. It was an exceptional evening for Frida Susanto (195-86) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Rony Gunawan accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds. Rachmad Utomo (180-85) came up with 15 points for CLS Knights in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda moved-up to sixth place. CLS Knights at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Satria Muda will play against Pacific Caesar (#7) in Surabaya in the next round. CLS Knights will have a break next round.
NBL top team - Dell Aspac (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Tonga BSC (1-7) in Jakarta 75-48. The best player for the winners was Oki Wira Sanjaya who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono produced 9 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Dell Aspac have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Tonga BSC lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very interesting game took place in Riau. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-6) to ninth ranked Pacific Caesar (3-4) 71-70 on Sunday evening. Airlangga Sabara saved the victory by scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds. NSH GMC Riau's coach Tri Adnyanaadi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pacific Caesar moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Stadium Jak. NSH GMC Riau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with six games lost. Pacific Caesar's next round opponent will be higher ranked Satria Muda (#6) in Jakarta and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.



Group Jakarta
Satria Muda - CLS Knights 76-46

Very important is a road loss of second ranked CLS Knights (6-2) against seventh ranked Satria Muda (3-3) on Sunday night. Visiting CLS Knights were crushed by Satria Muda in Jakarta 76-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of CLS Knights. The game was mostly controlled by Satria Muda. CLS Knights was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CLS Knights to just 5 points in third quarter. Satria Muda held CLS Knights to an opponent 19.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 45.5 percent accuracy of the winners. Satria Muda forced 21 CLS Knights turnovers and outrebounded them 52-29 including a 36-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Satria Muda brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for Frida Susanto (195-86) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Satria Muda players scored in double figures. Rachmad Utomo (180-85) came up with 15 points and the former international power forward Dian Heryadi (194-80) added 6 points and 5 rebounds respectively for CLS Knights in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda moved-up to sixth place. CLS Knights at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Satria Muda will play against Pacific Caesar (#7) in Surabaya in the next round. CLS Knights will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: R.Utomo 15+4reb, D.Muharri 6+4reb+1ast, D.Heryadi 6+5reb+1ast, A.A. Ngurah Budidharma 5+1ast, H.Herman 5+3reb, W.Saputra 4+1reb+1ast
Satria Muda: F.Susanto 14+9reb+2ast, V.Michel 13+6reb, R.Gunawan 12+6reb+3ast, B.Siregar 11+2reb+1ast, K.Argadiba 6+8reb+2ast, B.Anggara 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229993


Group Jakarta
Tonga BSC - Dell Aspac 48-75

NBL top team - Dell Aspac (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Tonga BSC (1-7) in Jakarta 75-48. Dell Aspac forced 22 Tonga BSC turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Oki Wira Sanjaya (190-89) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) produced 9 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dell Aspac have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. Tonga BSC lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tonga BSC: R.Orlando Uneputty 10+5reb, M.Hardian Wicaksono 9+8reb+2ast, P.Susanto 8+3reb, Susanto 8+3reb, H.Herlusdityo 6+1reb, S.Afriatna 6+3reb+2ast
Dell Aspac: O.Wira Sanjaya 22+7reb+2ast, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 19+4reb+4ast, P.Regowo 13+11reb+2ast, D.Gerungan 7+2reb+4ast, X.Prawiro 5+1ast, R.Effendi 4+2reb
gschID: 229994


Group Jakarta
Garuda - Bimasakti 46-43

The most exciting game of round 11 in the NBL took place in Bandung. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Bimasakti (2-4) to fifth ranked Garuda (4-3) 46-43 on Sunday evening. Garuda outrebounded Bimasakti 40-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Wendha Wijaya (181-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Fadlan Minallah (185-82) helped adding 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Denny Sartika (175-80) scored 4 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Garuda maintains fifth place with 4-3 record. Bimasakti lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Garuda are looking forward to face Satya Wacana (#10) in Salatiga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bimasakti will play at home against Stadium Jakarta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bimasakti: B.Rizky Ardiansyah 14+7reb+3ast, M.Indra 7+1reb+1ast, H.Gunawan 5+1reb, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 5+2reb+3ast, B.Sugianto 4+3reb, D.Sartika 4+6reb+1ast
Garuda: W.Wijaya 12+5reb+1ast, F.Minallah 11+5reb, H.Ramli 8+5reb, V.Nolland 5+8reb+2ast, H.Agustinus 4+5reb+1ast, Surliyadin 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 229992


Group Jakarta
NSH GMC Riau - Pacific Caesar 70-71

A very interesting game took place in Riau. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-6) to ninth ranked Pacific Caesar (3-4) 71-70 on Sunday evening. Pacific Caesar forced 25 NSH GMC Riau turnovers. Airlangga Sabara (190-85) saved the victory by scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Muhammad Fauzia (184-88) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and Ryan Febriyan (194-87) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for NSH GMC Riau. NSH GMC Riau's coach Tri Adnyanaadi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pacific Caesar moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Stadium Jak. NSH GMC Riau at the other side keeps the eleventh position with six games lost. Pacific Caesar's next round opponent will be higher ranked Satria Muda (#6) in Jakarta and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
NSH GMC Riau: R.Febriyan 14+9reb+4ast, J.Sucipto 13+12reb+2ast, Y.Efendi 10+4reb+2ast, R.Israelli 9+6reb, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 9+1reb+1ast, A.Pamungkas 8+3reb
Pacific Caesar: A.Sabara 24+9reb+2ast, M.Fauzia 16+9reb+2ast, G.Nagata 11+4reb+2ast, C.Indra 9+5reb+8ast, H.Suharsono 4+1reb+1ast, E.Subiantoro Hidayat 3+1ast
gschID: 229991



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Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings