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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 15-3 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 12-6 
 3. Partizan 12-6 
 4. Cedevita 10-8 
 5. Buducnost 10-8 
 6. Radnicki KG 10-8 
 7. MZT Skopje 10-8 
 8. Un.Olimpija 9-9 
 9. Krka 7-10 
 10. Zadar 7-11 
 11. KK Split 7-11 
 12. Siroki WWin 6-11 
 13. Cibona 6-12 
 14. Szolnok 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 19: MZT Skopje - KK Split 93-84 OT
Jan. 19: Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 80-77
Jan. 19: Zadar - Cibona 78-76
Jan. 19: Cedevita - Un.Olimpija 73-67
Jan. 19: Szolnok - Radnicki KG 66-78
Jan. 19: Partizan - Buducnost 63-50
Jan. 20: Krka - Siroki WWin


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG16.1 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 3. Travis, Zadar15.3 
 4. Sutalo, Siroki W.15.1 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena14.8 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.6 
 7. Wright, Cedevita13.9 
 8. White, Radnicki KG13.7 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.6 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.7 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.4 
 3. Gordon, Partizan7.9 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.5 
 5. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.8 
 6. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.5.6 
 9. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.3 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.8 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.4 
 4. Otasevic, MZT S.4.1 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea4.0 
 6. Simon, Szolnok3.9 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki.3.3 
 8. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.2 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.0 
 10. Green, Cedevita2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. Otasevic, MZT S.1.9 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.6 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.5 
 9. Travis, Zadar1.4 
 10. Worthington, Radn.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 4. Kraljevic, KK Split1.0 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 7. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 8. Lalic, Krka0.6 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 10. White, Radnicki KG0.5 


Cibona waive to Dustin Ware and Smush Parker - by Eurobasket News

Cibona waive to Dustin Ware (180-G-90, college: Georgia) and Smush Parker (193-G-81, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, college: Fordham). The team also parted ways earlier with Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket).
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb and 23-year old American guard Dustin Ware parted ways. But in only one Eurocup game he played this season he did not score anything. Ware also played 4 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.0rpg.
The last season he played at the University of Georgia in Southeastern Conference in the NCAA. In 32 games last year he had 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. Ware won Supercup 2013.
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb also cut 32-year old American guard Smush Parker. In 5 Adriatic League games he played this season he averaged 9.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Parker ended the last season at Indios (LNB) in Dominican Rep. LNB. He helped them to win the league title. But the most of that year he spent at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan LPB. In 29 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game.



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  ALBANIA   

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Kamza Basket 11-0 
 2. SK Tirana 9-2 
 3. Apolonia 8-3 
 4. Vllaznia 8-3 
 5. Shoqata 6-5 
 6. Elbasani 5-6 
 7. Partizani 4-7 
 8. Teuta 4-7 
 9. U.A.T. 4-7 
 10. Flamurtari 3-8 
 11. Skenderbeu 2-9 
 12. Studenti 2-9 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 20: Partizani - Apolonia
Jan. 20: Shoqata - Teuta
Jan. 20: Studenti - Elbasani
Jan. 20: Flamurtari - Vllaznia
Jan. 20: U.A.T. - SK Tirana
Jan. 20: Skenderbeu - Kamza Basket



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 21-8 
 2. Lanus 20-9 
 3. Penarol 19-9 
 4. Olimpico LB 18-12 
 5. Libertad S. 17-11 
 6. Argentino 16-14 
 7. Boca Jrs 15-13 
 8. Quimsa 15-14 
 9. Atenas 15-15 
 10. GECR Indalo 14-15 
 11. Sionista 14-16 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 12-15 
 13. Union Progr. 10-18 
 14. 9 de Julio 9-20 
 15. Obras 8-20 
 16. La Union 8-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 18

Jan. 18: Penarol - Boca Jrs 97-78
Jan. 18: Libertad S. - Regatas C. 95-83
Jan. 18: Lanus - 9 de Julio 90-89
Jan. 18: La Union - Atenas 87-77
Jan. 18: GECR Indalo - Argentino 84-79
Jan. 18: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Obras 80-76
Jan. 18: Union Progr. - Olimpico LB 78-68
Jan. 18: Quimsa - Sionista 73-80

Second Stage: Round 19

Jan. 25: Sionista - Olimpico LB
Jan. 25: 9 de Julio - La Union
Jan. 25: Boca Jrs - GECR Indalo
Jan. 25: Libertad S. - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Jan. 25: Regatas C. - Atenas
Jan. 25: Argentino - Union Progr.
Jan. 25: Obras - Lanus
Jan. 25: Quimsa - Penarol


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.4 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio18.0 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.6 
 4. Lewis, La Union17.3 
 5. Jackson, GECR I.17.0 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs15.8 
 7. Lytch, Argentino15.4 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol14.9 
 9. Pau, Olimpico LB14.6 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.11.7 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.7 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 8. Fierro, Atenas7.3 
 9. Battle, Lanus7.3 
 10. Lewis, La Union7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.2 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.8 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.1 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Treise, Libertad S.3.8 
 8. Osimani, Obras3.6 
 9. Aguirre, Quimsa3.6 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.2 
 3. Lescano, Atenas2.0 
 4. Washam, Regatas C.1.8 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.8 
 6. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.6 
 7. Aguirre, Quimsa1.5 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 9. Espinoza, Obras1.5 
 10. Clancy, Olimpico.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Humphrey, Obras1.3 
 3. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 4. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 6. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.9 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Kammerichs, Regat.0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Libertad.0.8 
 10. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 


LigaA Round 18 (Second Stage): Leader Regatas Corrientes lose to Libertad Sunchales - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Regatas Corrientes (21-8) recorded its eighth loss on the court of fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Libertad Sunchales 95-83. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. Regatas Corrientes was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Libertad Sunchales made 29-of-32 free shots (90.6 percent) during the game, while Regatas Corrientes only scored eleven points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by Regatas Corrientes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican center Ricardo Sanchez (212-87) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Diego Garcia (190-79) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) who recorded 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Libertad Sunchales maintains fifth position with 17-11 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with eight games lost. Libertad Sunchales are looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba and is hoping to win this game.
Fourteenth-ranked 9 de Julio (9-20) made lots of trouble for second ranked Lanus (20-9) in Buenos Aires. Lanus managed to secure only one-point victory 90-89. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) who saved his team from a defeat with 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Nicolas Laprovittola contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds for 9 de Julio. Lanus maintains second position with 20-9 record behind leader Regatas C. 9 de Julio lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 20 games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Obras.
Bottom-ranked La Union managed to get a eighth victory on Friday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked Atenas in Formosa 87-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atenas. Terrence Shannon scored 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Bruno Labaque with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. La Union maintains sixteenth position with 8-22 record. Loser Atenas keeps the ninth place with 15 games lost. La Union will meet higher ranked 9 de Julio (#14) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Atenas will play against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Comodoro R., where higher ranked Argentino (16-14) lost to tenth ranked GECR Indalo (14-15) in a road game 79-84. David Jackson notched 24 points to lead the effort. GECR Indalo have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 14-15 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth place with 14 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be higher ranked Boca Juniors (#7) in Buenos Aires and it may be quite challenging game.
An interesting game took place in Villa Angela, where higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (18-12) lost to thirteenth ranked Union Progresista (10-18) in a road game 68-78 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Darren Phillip who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Newly promoted Union Progresista maintains thirteenth position with 10-18 record. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. Union Progresista will face higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against Sionista in Parana.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Obras was defeated by Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca 80-76. Penarol smashed Boca Jrs at home 97-78. Sionista won against Quimsa on the opponent's court 80-73.


La Union - Atenas 87-77

Bottom-ranked La Union managed to get a eighth victory on Friday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked Atenas in Formosa 87-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atenas. The game was mostly controlled by La Union. Atenas managed to win third quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 26 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international center Diego Guaita (202-83) scored 15 points. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. La Union maintains sixteenth position with 8-22 record. Loser Atenas keeps the ninth place with 15 games lost. La Union will meet higher ranked 9 de Julio (#14) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Atenas will play against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Atenas: B.Labaque 18+7reb+5ast, D.Guaita 15+3reb, M.Lescano 11+4reb+1ast, D.Kante 10+4reb, J.Bulfoni 9, M.Fierro 6+4reb+1ast
La Union: T.Shannon 26+8reb+1ast, N.Gianella 18+5reb+3ast, G.Lewis 16+6reb+3ast, J.Brussino 9, M.Ceruti 9+1reb, R.Wolkowyski 3+2reb
gschID: 189514


GECR Indalo - Argentino 84-79

We should mention about the upset which took place in Comodoro R., where higher ranked Argentino (16-14) lost to tenth ranked GECR Indalo (14-15) in a road game 79-84. Argentino was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 24-18 charge of GECR Indalo, which allowed them to win the game. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) notched 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and center Diego Romero (203-82, college: Florida St.) supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Even 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) by the former international point guard Nicolas De los Santos (180-88) did not help to save the game for Argentino. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (202-85) added 15 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 14-15 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth place with 14 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be higher ranked Boca Juniors (#7) in Buenos Aires and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: F.Funes 17, C.Amicucci 15+7reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 14+6reb+4ast, A.Weigand 12+8reb+2ast, J.Cangelosi 8+2reb, G.Luchino 8+3reb
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 24+4reb+2ast, D.Romero 16+6reb+1ast, J.Robinson 14+3reb, K.Seawright 11+7reb, P.Orlietti 9+1reb+1ast, M.Byro 5+3reb
gschID: 189513


Wuber-Est.Bahia - Obras 80-76

There was no surprise in Bahia Blanca where 15th ranked Obras (8-20) was defeated by twelfth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (12-15) 80-76 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-19. But Obras won second period 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Obras 40-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Wuber-Est.Bahia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. International center Juan Manuel Torres (210-84) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports) who recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Uruguayan guard Martin Osimani (194-81, college: Duquesne) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Wuber-Est.Bahia have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain twelfth position with 12-15 record. Loser Obras keeps the fifteenth place with 20 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Obras' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Lanus.
Top scorers:
Obras: R.Humphrey 17+6reb, J.Mazzaro 15+2ast, M.Osimani 11+2reb+4ast, P.Espinoza 10+6reb, J.Gutierrez 10+3reb+2ast, K.Lamonte 7+1reb+1ast
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Torres 18+7reb, H.Jasen 17+8reb+3ast, L.Faggiano 13+1reb+5ast, L.Nailon 12+2reb, D.Davis 10+5reb+2ast, F.Ferrini 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 189512


Libertad S. - Regatas C. 95-83

Top ranked Regatas Corrientes (21-8) recorded its eighth loss on the court of fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Libertad Sunchales 95-83. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. Regatas Corrientes was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Libertad Sunchales made 29-of-32 free shots (90.6 percent) during the game, while Regatas Corrientes only scored eleven points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by Regatas Corrientes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican center Ricardo Sanchez (212-87) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Diego Garcia (190-79) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) who recorded 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) added 18 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Libertad Sunchales maintains fifth position with 17-11 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with eight games lost. Libertad Sunchales are looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Atenas (#9) in Cordoba and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: J.Meyinsse 22+4reb+2ast, T.Washam 18+4reb+3ast, P.Quinteros 16+1reb+4ast, N.Romano 11+6reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 6+1reb, J.Martinez 5+5reb+1ast
Libertad S.: R.Sanchez 27+10reb+1ast, D.Garcia 23+4reb+2ast, M.Saglietti 15+3reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 10+8reb, D.Johnson 6+1reb, J.Treise 6+5ast
gschID: 189511


Union Progr. - Olimpico LB 78-68

An interesting game took place in Villa Angela, where higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (18-12) lost to thirteenth ranked Union Progresista (10-18) in a road game 68-78 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-68. Union Progresista outrebounded Olimpico de La Banda 42-31 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olimpico de La Banda was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Swingman Christian Schoppler (185-86) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Ariel Pau (186-84) who recorded 23 points and 5 rebounds and international forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) added 20 points respectively. Newly promoted Union Progresista maintains thirteenth position with 10-18 record. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. Union Progresista will face higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against Sionista in Parana.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: A.Pau 23+5reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 20+4reb+3ast, H.Salles 9+5reb+1ast, J.Machuca 5+1reb, C.McGowan 5+3reb, F.Malara 2+5reb
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 24+9reb+1ast, C.Schoppler 15+1reb+3ast, E.Scott 11+5reb+1ast, C.Avalle 8+1ast, O.Canton 8+2reb, A.Zago 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 189510


Lanus - 9 de Julio 90-89

Fourteenth-ranked 9 de Julio (9-20) made lots of trouble for second ranked Lanus (20-9) in Buenos Aires. Lanus managed to secure only one-point victory 90-89. However their fans expected much easier game. 9 de Julio was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 24-13 charge of Lanus, which allowed them to win the game. 9 de Julio was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) who saved his team from a defeat with 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). International point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (184-90) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for 9 de Julio. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lanus maintains second position with 20-9 record behind leader Regatas C. 9 de Julio lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 20 games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Obras.
Top scorers:
9 de Julio: L.Blanchard 22+8reb+1ast, E.Nelson 20+6reb, J.Ayarza 15+6reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 11+3reb+6ast, G.Torre 8+4reb+2ast, B.Barovero 7
Lanus: A.Boccia 22+9reb+2ast, F.Martina 16+4reb, N.Laprovittola 16+2reb+3ast, W.McFarlan 12+6reb, P.Prato 8+4reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 189509


Penarol - Boca Jrs 97-78

No shocking result in a game in Mar del Plata where third ranked Penarol (19-9) smashed 7th ranked Boca Juniors (15-13) 97-78 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Boca Juniors was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Penarol forced 19 Boca Juniors turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. Boca Juniors was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) who scored 32 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 assists. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) who recorded 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and international guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively. Defending champion maintains third position with 19-9 record having just three points less than leader Regatas C. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Penarol will face Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round where they are favorite. Boca Juniors will play at home against GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: D.Santiago 18+3reb+3ast, F.Van Lacke 15+4reb+4ast, P.Hopson 13+2reb+3ast, F.Aguerre 10+4reb, A.Diez 9+4reb+2ast, M.Stanic 8+3reb+5ast
Penarol: D.Teague 32+6reb, F.Campazzo 20+3reb+11ast, M.Leiva 16+2reb, M.Mata 15+7reb+5ast, L.Gutierrez 6+1reb+2ast, S.Safar 4+2reb
gschID: 189508


Quimsa - Sionista 73-80

There was a minor upset in Santiado Estero where 8th ranked Quimsa (15-14) was defeated by eleventh ranked Sionista (14-16) 80-73 on Friday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 34-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Sionista made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Sionista outrebounded Quimsa 37-24 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) who scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. International swingman Luciano Gonzalez (192-90) chipped in 16 points. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) who recorded 15 points and the former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Sionista maintains eleventh position with 14-16 record. Quimsa lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 14 games lost. Sionista will face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Baxter 15+4reb, J.Mojica 12+1reb+2ast, D.Lo Grippo 12+5reb, S.Vega 9+5reb, N.Aguirre 8+1reb+1ast, E.Villares 7+1reb+2ast
Sionista: L.Gonzalez 16+3reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 14+6reb+4ast, L.Wade 13+3reb, J.Pittman 9+3reb+1ast, M.Sandes 9+10reb+1ast, D.Hure 8+2reb
gschID: 189507



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Jan. 18: Thailand S. - KL Dragons 83-91
Jan. 19: Saigon H. - Satria Muda 77-72
Jan. 16: Thailand S. - Saigon H. 75-77

Regular Season: Round 3

Jan. 22: Satria Muda - KL Dragons
Jan. 25: Thailand S. - Singapore S.
Jan. 26: Saigon H. - Petron Blaze
Jan. 29: Singapore S. - Satria Muda


Round 2: Saigon Heat edges Thailand Slammers by two points - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in ASEAN League.

The most exciting game of round 2 in the ASEAN League took place in Bangkok. This game ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Thailand Slammers (0-3) to fourth ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-1) 77-75 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Thailand Slammers won third quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Saigon Heat won last quarter 23-23. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import power forward David Palmer (206-86, college: N.Kentucky) chipped in 20 points and 12 rebounds. Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) produced 8 points and 17 assists for the hosts. Thailand Slammers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face Petron Blaze (#3) in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Bangkok was also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-0) played at the court of Thailand Slammers (0-3). KL Dragons managed to secure a 8-point victory 91-83. American guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Patrick Cabahug contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for Thailand Slammers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KL Dragons will play against Satria Muda (#5) in Jakarta in the next round. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 winless Satria Muda were defeated by Saigon H. in a road game 77-72.


Saigon H. - Satria Muda 77-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Indonesian Satria Muda's (0-2) road loss to Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-1) 72-77. It looked good early as Satria Muda took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saigon Heat had a 22-11 second period charge getting the lead and Satria Muda was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-77. Saigon Heat made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Filipino guard Jai Reyes (173) contributed with 14 points and 9 assists for the winners. Four Saigon Heat players scored in double figures. American power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 7 points and 18 rebounds and point guard Mario Wuysang (176-79) added 23 points in the effort for Satria Muda. Saigon Heat will play against Petron Blaze (#3) in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Satria Muda will play on the road against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: M.Wuysang 23+1reb+2ast, J.Smith 15+5reb+2ast, C.Daniels 11+11reb+1ast, R.Smith 9+8reb, S.Thomas 7+18reb+3ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 6+4reb
Saigon H.: D.Lowhorn 26+12reb+1ast, P.Aaron Morrison 15+4reb+1ast, J.Reyes 14+2reb+9ast, D.Palmer 12+9reb, L.Tieu 5+4reb, K.Dehesa 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 229684


Thailand S. - KL Dragons 83-91

The game in Bangkok was also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (2-0) played at the court of Thailand Slammers (0-3). KL Dragons managed to secure a 8-point victory 91-83. It looked good early as Thailand Slammers took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then KL Dragons had a 33-13 second period charge getting the lead and Thailand Slammers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-91. KL Dragons players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Filipino guard Patrick Cabahug (186) contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) added 6 points, 12 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Thailand Slammers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KL Dragons will play against Satria Muda (#5) in Jakarta in the next round. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Thailand S.: C.Charles 20+13reb+3ast, W.Tongsri 14+1ast, M.Earl 12+6reb, C.Klahan 8+1reb+1ast, P.Sekteera 7, W.Dawsom 7+3reb+3ast
KL Dragons: C.Bozeman 22+5reb+6ast, P.Cabahug 20+3reb+5ast, G.Edwards 13+8reb+2ast, M.Tautuaa 8+1reb, Y.Seng John Ng 7+2reb+1ast, B.Guganeswaran 6+2reb+6ast
gschID: 229683


Thailand S. - Saigon H. 75-77

The most exciting game of round 2 in the ASEAN League took place in Bangkok. This game ended with only two-point home defeat of Thailand Slammers (0-3) to Vietnamese Saigon Heat (2-1) 77-75 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Thailand Slammers won third quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Saigon Heat won last quarter 23-23. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import power forward David Palmer (206-86, college: N.Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) produced 8 points and 17 assists and American forward Michael Earl (203-85, college: Utah St.) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thailand Slammers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face Petron Blaze (#3) in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Thailand S.: M.Earl 19+6reb+1ast, W.Tongsri 16, W.Dawsom 16+7reb+1ast, J.Howard 12+11reb, F.Baguion 8+1reb+17ast, P.Sekteera 2+1reb
Saigon H.: D.Lowhorn 21+10reb+2ast, D.Palmer 20+12reb, P.Aaron Morrison 19+4ast, J.Reyes 13+4reb+12ast, L.Tieu 4, K.Dehesa 0+4reb+3ast
gschID: 229682



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 14-3 
 2. Wildcats 12-4 
 3. Kings 10-9 
 4. Hawks 8-9 
 5. Tigers 6-9 
 6. Crocodiles 6-11 
 7. 36ers 6-11 
 8. Taipans 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 18: Wildcats - Taipans 86-64
Jan. 19: Crocodiles - Hawks 82-74
Jan. 18: Kings - Tigers 74-77
Jan. 17: Breakers - Hawks 72-71
Jan. 20: 36ers - Breakers


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Crocodiles
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Ervin, Crocodiles18.6 
 2. Madgen, Kings18.2 
 3. Flynn, Tigers17.1 
 4. Jackson, Breakers16.2 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats16.1 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.8 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats14.5 
 9. Knight, Wildcats14.4 
 10. Deleon, Hawks14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.3 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Lazare, Kings7.5 
 5. Scott, Tigers7.1 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 7. Vukona, Breakers6.7 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.6 
 9. Pledger, Breakers6.4 
 10. Weigh, 36ers6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.2 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.6 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.1 
 8. Henry, Kings2.9 
 9. Deleon, Hawks2.8 
 10. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.3 
 4. Henry, Kings1.3 
 5. Ervin, Crocodiles1.3 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 7. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 8. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
 9. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Williams, Taipans1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.7 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.1 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats1.0 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers1.0 
 5. Hinder, Crocodiles0.8 
 6. Hudson, Breakers0.8 
 7. Forman, Hawks0.8 
 8. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 9. Lazare, Kings0.7 
 10. Wagstaff, Wildca.0.7 



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  BELARUS   


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

20-year old Henadziy Zakhar (198-SF-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Impuls BGUIR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4, 7-8) 71-66. Impuls BGUIR maintains the 5th position in Belarusian league. Impuls BGUIR is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-9 record. Zakhar has many years of experience at Impuls BGUIR, through which he has constantly improved. Zakhar has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.3ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.2rpg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

Second best performed player last round was Yaraslau Kurapau (200-F-91) of Tsmoki-Minsk II. He is a forward in his second season at Tsmoki-Minsk II. In the last game Kurapau recorded impressive 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Tsmoki-Minsk II lost that game 66-71 to slightly lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 5-9). Tsmoki-Minsk II managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-8 record. Kurapau is well-known at Tsmoki-Minsk II and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to another Impuls BGUIR's star - forward Yuriy Ignatiev (198-F-91). Ignatiev scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Impuls BGUIR, helping his team with a 71-66 win against slightly higher-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4, 7-8). The chances of Impuls BGUIR not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ignatiev could try to bring Impuls BGUIR's a little bit higher in the standings. Ignatiev has a very solid season. In 13 games in Belarus he scored 7.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aliaksandr Semianiuk (207-F-93) of Tsmoki-Minsk II - 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) of Svisloch - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Sergei Dadukin (198-F-83) of Sozh Gomel - 11 points and 12 rebounds
7. Pavel Shuleyko (200-F-88) of Svisloch - 12 points and 5 rebounds
8. Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90) of Svisloch - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Aliaksandr Hrumiantsau (205-PF-91) of Svisloch - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Pavel Pronin (188-PG-93) of Svisloch - 6 points and 5 rebounds

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



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 9-4 
 2. M.Hainaut 8-5 
 3. Aalstar 8-5 
 4. Spirou 7-5 
 5. Liege 6-7 
 6. Antwerp 6-7 
 7. Leuven 4-9 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 3-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 19: Aalstar - Verviers-Pep. 99-80
Jan. 18: Liege - Spirou 84-86
Jan. 19: Leuven - Antwerp 78-77
Jan. 19: M.Hainaut - Oostende 70-74

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 25: Oostende - Aalstar
Jan. 25: Spirou - Leuven
Jan. 26: Verviers-Pep. - M.Hainaut
Jan. 27: Antwerp - Liege


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Ryan THOMPSON
  Aalstar
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Thompson, Aalstar17.7 
 2. Walsh, Spirou17.6 
 3. Mukubu, Liege17.5 
 4. Aleksandrov, Vervi.16.6 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.6 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende15.5 
 7. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.3 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.2 
 9. Green, Verviers.15.1 
 10. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Walsh, Spirou9.3 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.6 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende7.0 
 4. Thondique, Antwerp6.8 
 5. Gillet, Liege6.7 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar6.5 
 7. Aska, Leuven6.5 
 8. Mukubu, Liege6.2 
 9. Young, Aalstar6.1 
 10. Wright, Oostende6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.8 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.2 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.9 
 4. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.6 
 6. Black, Antwerp3.4 
 7. Raivio, Aalstar3.3 
 8. Moors, Antwerp3.3 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende3.2 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.5 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Black, Antwerp1.9 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 8. Biggs, Antwerp1.7 
 9. Anderson, Verviers.1.7 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.6 
 2. Ferguson, Verviers.1.4 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.3 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 5. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 8. Aska, Leuven0.7 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 19: Kangor.-Boom - Point Chaud 90-73
Jan. 19: Tongeren - Sint-Jan Ant. 84-88
Jan. 18: M.Hainaut II - Waregem 83-72
Jan. 18: CEP Fleurus - Oudenaarde
Jan. 20: Essor Charleroi - Excelsior
Jan. 20: Gembo BBC - Houthalen
Jan. 20: Giants II - Gent Dragons


Ethias League Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 13 in the Ethias League was a home defeat of their biggest opponent Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-5) to first ranked Base Oostende (9-4) 74-70 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian-Montenegrin guard Dusan Djordjevic (195-83, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and Croatian-German swingman Mario Stojic (198-80, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) responded with 19 points. Base Oostende have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-4 record. Belfius Mons-Hainaut at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Aalstar. Base Oostende are looking forward to face Okapi Aalstar (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Leuven. Eighth ranked Leuven Bears (4-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Antwerp Giants (6-7) 78-77 on Saturday evening. International point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) nailed 11 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Ivan Aska accounted for 21 points. American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for Antwerp Giants in the defeat. Leuven Bears moved-up to seventh place. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Liege. Leuven Bears will play against higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Antwerp Giants will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Liege between Spirou Charleroi and Liege Basket. Fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Liege Basket (6-7). Spirou Charleroi managed to escape with a 2-point win 86-84 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Liege Basket. Matt Walsh fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Wen Boss Mukubu produced 24 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Spirou Charleroi maintains fourth place with 7-5 record. Loser Liege Basket keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Spirou Charleroi will meet at home Leuven Bears (#7) in the next round. Liege Basket will play against Antwerp Giants and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourth ranked Okapi Aalstar (8-5) crushed at home 7th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-9) by 19 points 99-80, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Derek Raivio who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. Okapi Aalstar's next round opponent will be league's leader Base Oostende on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#2) in Quaregnon.



Aalstar - Verviers-Pep. 99-80

Fourth ranked Okapi Aalstar (8-5) crushed at home 7th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-9) by 19 points 99-80, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Okapi Aalstar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-28 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Okapi Aalstar forced 19 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by VOO Verviers-Pepinster helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American guard Jeremy Green (193-90, college: Stanford) answered with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and power forward Stephane Moris (207-86, agency: Promotex) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for VOO Verviers-Pepinster. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. Okapi Aalstar's next round opponent will be league's leader Base Oostende on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#2) in Quaregnon.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: D.Raivio 21+3reb+3ast, J.Tofi 16+3reb+3ast, R.Thompson 13+3reb+5ast, L.Anderson 12+2reb+4ast, T.Dreesen 12+1reb+1ast, C.Young 11+6reb
Verviers-Pep.: J.Green 16+9reb+7ast, J.Anderson 16+2reb+5ast, S.Moris 13+9reb+1ast, N.Aleksandrov 12+3reb+1ast, Y.Moray 10+6reb+2ast, D.Tubak 7+1reb
gschID: 187286


M.Hainaut - Oostende 70-74

The most interesting game of round 13 in the Ethias League was a home defeat of their biggest opponent Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-5) to first ranked Base Oostende (9-4) 74-70 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian-Montenegrin guard Dusan Djordjevic (195-83, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and Croatian-German swingman Mario Stojic (198-80, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) responded with 19 points and the other American import center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Base Oostende have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-4 record. Belfius Mons-Hainaut at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Aalstar. Base Oostende are looking forward to face Okapi Aalstar (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oostende: D.Djordjevic 17+3reb+1ast, M.Stojic 17+1reb+2ast, J.Salumu 11+2reb, B.Wright 9+3reb+3ast, M.Lojeski 8+3reb+4ast, D.Drobnjak 5+5reb
M.Hainaut: J.Bostic 19+4reb+2ast, B.Qvale 15+10reb, J.Cage 12+2reb+2ast, J.Wallace 11+2reb, Q.Taylor 7+7reb+1ast, M.Randle 3+3reb
gschID: 187285


Leuven - Antwerp 78-77

Important game to mention about took place in Leuven. Eighth ranked Leuven Bears (4-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Antwerp Giants (6-7) 78-77 on Saturday evening. Antwerp Giants were ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 25-19 charge of Leuven Bears, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. International point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) nailed 11 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) accounted for 21 points. Five Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) added 18 points respectively for Antwerp Giants in the defeat. Leuven Bears moved-up to seventh place. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Liege. Leuven Bears will play against higher ranked Spirou Charleroi (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Antwerp Giants will play against Liege Basket in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leuven: I.Aska 21+2reb+1ast, G.Robinson 16+1ast, B.Burgess 15+2reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 15+6reb+2ast, N.Marnegrave 11+9reb+5ast, Y.Desiron 0+1reb+1ast
Antwerp: R.Moors 18+2reb+3ast, T.Black 16+2reb+2ast, J.Love 13+12reb+3ast, J.Mwema 9+1reb+3ast, B.Hopkins 6+1ast, G.Thondique 6+6reb
gschID: 187284


Liege - Spirou 84-86

A very close game took place in Liege between Spirou Charleroi and Liege Basket. Fourth ranked Spirou Charleroi (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Liege Basket (6-7). Spirou Charleroi managed to escape with a 2-point win 86-84 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Liege Basket. The guests trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 30-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) chipped in 24 points. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Lionel Bosco (176-81, agency: Court Side) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Liege Basket players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi maintains fourth place with 7-5 record. Loser Liege Basket keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Spirou Charleroi will meet at home Leuven Bears (#7) in the next round. Liege Basket will play against Antwerp Giants and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Spirou: M.Walsh 25+16reb+6ast, J.Randle 24+2reb+3ast, S.Massot 19+3reb, A.Jadin 9+1reb+1ast, C.Beghin 5+5reb, A.Riddick 2+1reb+1ast
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 24+6reb+3ast, L.Bosco 16+7reb+4ast, G.Ware 15+8reb+1ast, P.Gillet 11+5reb, I.Iarochevitch 9+4reb, B.Monteiro 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 187283



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Adriatic League: Igokea outlast Crvena Zvezda at home court - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 80:77

Igokea proved their highest ambitions for the Adriatic League season once again sneaking past Crvena Zvezda for the 15th win. The Bosnian team celebrated a home success to remain on top of the ladder at 15-3 record. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead well-balanced effort from the hosts.
The teams went nip and tuck throughout the first quarter. The scoreboard read 19:19 after ten minutes. Igokea surged ahead in the second term. The hosts dropped 27 points in the period and cleared off to a 6-point distance at halftime. Crvena Zvezda were able to narrow the deficit at one-point mark 53:54 late in the third term. However Marko Brkic and Adamovic capped the quarter with back-to-back three-pointers to make it 64:58 for the hosts. The gap grew at 8-point mark before Crvena Zvezda returned into this one. Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) and DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) put the visitors on level terms with the hosts heading into the final minute 77:77. Stemberger responded with a crucial treble and Radivojevic was not able to connect on the other end of the floor as Igokea clinch a dramatic win at the end. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) connected for 13 points, while Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) and Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) posted 12 points each for the winners. Boris Savovic answered with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Crvena Zvezda. DeMarcus Nelson chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Igokea: Marko Brkic 15, Branko Jorovic 13, Clifford Hammonds 12, Milos Komatina 12
Crvena Zvezda: Boris Savovic 16+11 boards, DeMarcus Nelson 15



Bosnian Basketball News and Notes! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnian Basketball News and Notes!

Davor Lamesic: Bosnian native Davor Lamesic was a late bloomer but has developed into one of the best players in Austria. Davor played well this summer representing Austria in Eurobasket qualifying averaging 12.5ppg 5.5rbpg 1.5aspg and shot over 40% from three! This season for Wels he has averaged 16.4ppg 7.0rbpg 2.8aspg along with Mirza Ahmetbasic have been two of the better players on his team who have been fighting for a playoff spot. Bosnians have proven to be key players, both domestically in Austria and for their national team as Rashid Mahalbasic was the best player on the National Team this season and Ramiz Suljanovic has been a key player for his team for a number of years.

Miralem Halilovic: Has really taken a step back from what was considered a top prospect from BiH. He first suffered some injury setbacks and now rarely plays getting about 8 minutes a night in Croatian domestic league. He really should be playing a major role on a team at least on the Adriatic level for a player who is almost 22 years old. It will be interesting to see if he can come back from the two seasons of virtual inaction.

Aleksandar Radojevic: Former lottery pick in the NBA who went on to represent BiH internationally he appears to be nearing the end of his career. After a long stay in Cyprus he is playing in Macedonia as a role player averaging 6.4ppg and 4.4rbpg. It would be nice to see him end his career in BiH or even in the Adriatic League.

Dejan Todorovic: He has been mentioned as a possible member of the BiH National Teams (at least on the junior levels) but he is now playing in D3 Spain. Even though he is the best player on his team in Spain the level of competition there is not very high and more was expected out of him at this point. As an 18 year old kid it is not too late for him to turn out to be a very good player. His flaws however, ball handling, turnovers, is still evident.

Dzenan Kurtic: He was mentioned as a possible National Team member for BiH before joining the French Junior National Team. He moved to D2 France this season and has had a hard time getting onto the court. He has struggled with his outside shooting in limited minutes.

Muhamed Pasalic: Has improved his play from last season in Greece when he proved to be a surprise. He is playing at a very high level this season and if healthy should contribute to BiH efforts this summer. He has averaged 11.5ppg 2.5rbpg 2.1aspg and has averaged over 50% from two and over 40% from the three point line.

Diego Kapelan: Diego worked very hard this summer and it has paid off, proving to be one of the best three point shooters in Europe this season. Diego shot almost 40% from three in Eurochallenge this season and is averaging an amazing 54.8% from three in domestic Cyprus league. Diego should get the chance to take his game to the next level next season, if he doesnt get a position with the BiH team this summer.



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

29-year old forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Flamengo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds, while his team outclassed Suzano (#17, 2-12) with 31-point margin 105-74. It allowed Flamengo to consolidate first place in the Brazilian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Flamengo keeps perfect 13 -0 record. Rodriguez turned to be Flamengo's top player in his first season with the team. Rodriguez has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 9.7rpg. Rodriguez is in league's top in and averages solid 64.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Fulvio de Assis (187-G-81) of S.Jose/Unimed. He is naturalized Italian guard in his 4th season at S.Jose/Unimed. In the last game de Assis recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 13 assists. Of course he lead S.Jose/Unimed to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Franca (#4, 10-5) 87-66. This victory allowed S.Jose/Unimed to move up to 6th position in . His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. de Assis is one of the most experienced players at S.Jose/Unimed and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) of Brasilia (#5). Dos Santos showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, five rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Brasilia, leading his team to a 92-77 easy win against the lower-ranked Basquete Cearense (#8, 8-6). Brasilia needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Round 3. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 3 lost games. Dos Santos has a great season in Brazil. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (7th best) and assists with 6.1apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larry Taylor (185-G-80) of Bauru - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) of Flamengo - 30 points and 2 rebounds
6. Kenny Dawkins (175-G-87) of Liga Sorocaba - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Robert Day (197-F-82) of Uberlandia - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Tiago Lima (201-C/F-81) of Palmeiras - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Babby Araujo (211-C-80) of Mogi das Cruzes - 24 points and 8 rebounds
10. Jefferson Antonio (207-F/C-83) of S.Jose/Unimed - 31 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 11-2 
 2. Levski Sofia 11-2 
 3. Rilski Sportist 9-4 
 4. Balkan 8-5 
 5. Tundja Yambol 7-6 
 6. Cherno More 5-7 
 7. Beroe 5-8 
 8. Chernomorets 4-8 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-9 
 10. U20 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 19: Beroe - Chernomorets 98-88
Jan. 18: Balkan - Tundja Yambol 91-69
Jan. 18: Rilski Sportist - U20 90-69
Jan. 19: Lukoil Academik - Cherno More 87-65
Jan. 18: Spartak Pleven - Levski Sofia 68-81

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 25: Tundja Yambol - Lukoil Academik
Jan. 26: Cherno More - Spartak Pleven
Jan. 26: Chernomorets - Balkan
Jan. 26: U20 - Beroe
Jan. 26: Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.2 
 2. Durchev, Tundja Y.19.1 
 3. Tyler, Chernomo.18.8 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.18.2 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.1 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.2 
 8. Marinovic, Levski16.2 
 9. Simeonov, U2016.0 
 10. Milosevic, Tundja15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.14.0 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.4 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja9.3 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.4 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.8 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.3 
 7. Simeonov, U207.1 
 8. Dupree, Rilski S.6.8 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.6.8 
 10. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.4 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.5 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.3 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.2 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.2 
 9. Karamfilov, U204.1 
 10. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 3. Gugino, Rilski S.2.4 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.3 
 5. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.2 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.2 
 7. Holmes, Beroe2.1 
 8. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 9. Govedarov, Tundja2.0 
 10. Rakovic, Chernomo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.1 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.8 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.5 
 4. Gugino, Rilski S.1.2 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.9 
 9. Varbanov, Levski S.0.8 
 10. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.8 


Chernomorets add Nosworthy to their roster, ex Manzaneros - by Eurobasket News

Chernomorets Burgas (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old American center Stephen Nosworthy (204-88, college: J.and Wales, FL). He played last summer at Manzaneros in Mexican Regional. Nosworthy also played at Orlando Kings (ABA) in ABA that season.
He has played also professionally in Peru (Inmaculada).
Nosworthy attended Johnson and Wales University, FL until 2010 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Nosworthy: Stephen is highly skilled big man with a soft touch around the basket. He is a natural power forward with small forward skills that can also play center. Stephen is a good midrange jump shooter, defender and rebounder. As he adds strength and quickness to his game, Stephen will become even harder to defend and can be a double-double performer in scoring and rebounding.

By Eurobasket Data Center



NBL Round 13: Lukoil Academik keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Lukoil Academik as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Lukoil Academik smashed 6th ranked Euroins Cherno More in Sofia 87-65. The game without a history. Lukoil Academik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Euroins Cherno More to just 7 points in second quarter. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 34 and made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Euroins Cherno More's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Euroins Cherno More. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Levski Sofia. Euroins Cherno More lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Euroins Cherno More will play next round against Spartak Pleven trying to get back on the winning streak. Lukoil Academik will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Tundja Yambol on the road.
Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to third ranked Rilski Sportist (9-4) 90-69. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and Hristo Zahariev chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds. 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. Rilski Sportist maintains third place with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Rilski Sportist will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U20 will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Botevgrad supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed Tundja Yambol (7-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Balkan (8-5). Balkan smashed Tundja Yambol 91-69 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. Jordan Bozov nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Martin Durchev came up with 24 points for Tundja Yambol in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Balkan moved-up to fourth place. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Balkan will meet Chernomorets (#8) in the next round. Tundja Yambol will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 13 Chernomorets was beaten by Beroe on the road 98-88. Spartak Pleven lost to Levski Sofia on its own court 68-81.
The most impressive performance of 13th round was 29 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals by Will Walker of Beroe.


Beroe - Chernomorets 98-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Beroe's (5-8) home victory over 8th ranked Chernomorets (4-8) in Stara Zagora 98-88 on Saturday. The game without a history. Beroe led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 20 Chernomorets turnovers. Beroe looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) nailed 29 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Reginald Holmes (193-87, college: Morgan St.) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds. Beroe's coach Georgi Mladenov used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American center James Tyler (218-88) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 6 blocks and Serbian guard Petar Rakovic (190-89) added 16 points respectively for Chernomorets in the defeat. Four Beroe and five Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh place with 5-8 record. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Beroe will meet bottom-ranked U20 (#10) in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Balkan in Botevgrad and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Beroe: W.Walker 29+6reb+8ast, R.Holmes 21+5reb+3ast, A.Radev 14+7reb+3ast, S.Tsvetkov 11+3reb+6ast, M.Carter 9+2reb, M.Hart 6+2reb
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 18+18reb, P.Rakovic 16+2reb+3ast, K.Koev 14+2reb+1ast, K.Raykov 12+3reb+3ast, B.Boev 11+5reb+2ast, I.Slavchev 10+5reb
gschID: 230592


Lukoil Academik - Cherno More 87-65

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Lukoil Academik as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Lukoil Academik smashed 6th ranked Euroins Cherno More in Sofia 87-65. The game without a history. Lukoil Academik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Euroins Cherno More to just 7 points in second quarter. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 34 and made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Euroins Cherno More's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Croatian-Canadian center Ljubisa Vrcelj (210-84, college: Jacksonville) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Euroins Cherno More. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Levski Sofia. Euroins Cherno More lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Euroins Cherno More will play next round against Spartak Pleven trying to get back on the winning streak. Lukoil Academik will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Tundja Yambol on the road.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: D.Green 14+9reb+4ast, B.Heath 11+5reb+4ast, T.Massamba 11+2reb+5ast, D.Watkins 11+3reb+3ast, N.Kolev 10+2reb, V.Veselinov 9+3reb+1ast
Cherno More: L.Hall 17+9reb+1ast, L.Vrcelj 14+11reb, A.Velikov 14+3reb+4ast, M.Borisov 11+1reb, T.Zhelev 3+2reb+4ast, S.Tsonkov 2
gschID: 230589


Rilski Sportist - U20 90-69

Bottom-ranked U20 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to third ranked Rilski Sportist (9-4) 90-69. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski Sportist. U20 was better in third quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Rilski Sportist shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Danish forward Tencho Tenchev (202-93, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. 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. Rilski Sportist maintains third place with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Newly promoted U20 still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Rilski Sportist will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U20 will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: T.Smith 20+4reb+3ast, B.Mirkovic 19+2reb+2ast, H.Zahariev 17+5reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 12+3reb+1ast, T.Gugino 8+13reb+2ast, S.Vaklinov 8+4reb+2ast
U20: A.Simeonov 16+8reb+1ast, T.Tenchev 14+6reb+2ast, N.Grozev 8+4reb+1ast, A.Natskin 8+4reb+3ast, G.Nikolov 7+2reb, K.Kirilov 5+3reb
gschID: 230591


Spartak Pleven - Levski Sofia 68-81

Very expected game when 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-9) lost at home to second ranked Levski Sofia (11-2) 81-68 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Levski Sofia. Spartak Pleven managed to win fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Spartak Pleven 43-23 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and the former international Dimitar Anguelov (203-79, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) came up with 15 points and center Denis Agre (203-88, college: Pepperdine) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Spartak Pleven in the defeat. Five Levski Sofia and four Spartak Pleven players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Lukoil Academik. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the ninth place with nine games lost. Levski Sofia will meet at home Rilski Sportist (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spartak Pleven will play against Euroins Cherno More (#6) in Varna and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: D.Anguelov 15+6reb+2ast, V.Petkov 14+2reb+2ast, N.Varbanov 12+11reb+1ast, S.Georgiev 10+7reb+3ast, H.Dimitrov 10+7reb+3ast, D.Dimitrov 6+4reb
Spartak Pleven: I.Stankov 15+3reb+3ast, R.Sofroniev 14+1reb, D.Agre 12+6reb+1ast, T.Ostrev 10+2reb+1ast, D.Marintchechki 8+6reb, V.Georgiev 5+2reb
gschID: 230590


Balkan - Tundja Yambol 91-69

The game in Botevgrad supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed Tundja Yambol (7-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Balkan (8-5). Balkan smashed Tundja Yambol 91-69 on Friday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. The former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) accounted for 6 points and 12 rebounds. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. International Martin Durchev (204-87) came up with 24 points and Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) added 9 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Tundja Yambol in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Balkan moved-up to fourth place. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Balkan will meet Chernomorets (#8) in the next round. Tundja Yambol will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Balkan: J.Bozov 19+5reb+2ast, V.Panic 16+3reb, U.Petrovic 15+4reb, S.Marinov 13+1reb+3ast, M.Marinov 9+2reb+4ast, A.Santos 6+12reb+2ast
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 24+2reb+1ast, S.Govedarov 12+4reb, B.Ormon 10+3reb, N.Milosevic 9+13reb+2ast, J.Radionov 7+2reb+3ast, S.Cholakov 3+3reb
gschID: 230588



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 11-0 
 2. UPEI 8-2 
 3. Acadia 7-2 
 4. St.Francis X. 5-5 
 5. Dalhousie 4-6 
 6. New Brunsw. 4-7 
 7. St.Mary's 2-8 
 8. Memorial 0-11 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 12-2 
 2. Victoria 9-5 
 3. UFV 7-7 
 4. TRU 6-9 
 5. UNBC 5-9 
 6. TWU 5-9 
 7. Mount Royal 2-11 
 8. UBC Okanagan 2-13 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 12-2 
 2. Winnipeg 11-4 
 3. Saskatchewan 10-4 
 4. Manitoba 10-5 
 5. Calgary 7-7 
 6. Lethbridge 7-7 
 7. Regina 5-9 
 8. Brandon 3-11 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 12-1 
 2. Ryerson 11-2 
 3. Ottawa 11-2 
 4. Queen's 9-5 
 5. Laurentian 7-6 
 6. York 5-8 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-11 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 10-3 
 2. Lakehead 8-5 
 3. McMaster 7-6 
 4. Guelph 5-8 
 5. Laurier 4-9 
 6. Brock 4-9 
 7. Waterloo 2-11 
 8. Western 1-12 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 6-2 
 2. Concordia 5-3 
 3. Bishop's 5-3 
 4. UQAM 3-6 
 5. Laval 2-7 

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 19: Laurentian - Toronto Univ. 98-78
Jan. 19: Calgary - TWU 93-92
Jan. 19: Cape Breton - Acadia 93-72
Jan. 19: Saskatchewan - TRU 85-69
Jan. 19: Alberta - UBC Okanagan 84-64
Jan. 19: Concordia - Bishop''s 82-68
Jan. 19: New Brunsw. - UPEI 81-93
Jan. 19: UNBC - Manitoba 79-90
Jan. 19: Victoria - Brandon 78-52
Jan. 19: Guelph - Windsor 77-83
Jan. 19: UBC - Regina 75-65
Jan. 19: Lethbridge - UFV 74-72
Jan. 19: Memorial - Dalhousie 71-93
Jan. 19: Mount Royal - Winnipeg 71-75
Jan. 19: Brock - Laurier 70-85
Jan. 19: Waterloo - McMaster 70-81
Jan. 19: York - Ryerson 69-79
Jan. 19: McGill - UQAM 68-42
Jan. 19: Western - Lakehead 52-90
Jan. 19: Carleton - Queen''s 104-63

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 20: Memorial - Dalhousie
Jan. 20: St.Mary''s - St.Francis X.
Jan. 20: Cape Breton - Acadia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 25
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.25.0 
 2. Allin, Laurier23.3 
 3. Perrin, TWU21.5 
 4. Dorsey, Cape Bret.21.2 
 5. Freeman, UFV21.1 
 6. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.9 
 7. Scrubb, Carleton20.8 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.19.9 
 10. Dunn, St.Francis19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brylle KAMEN
  UBC
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Kamen, UBC11.8 
 2. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.6 
 3. Waldner, Lethb.10.7 
 4. Allin, Laurier10.4 
 5. Phillip, Windsor10.0 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead9.6 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Dufort, McGill8.9 
 9. Eyitayo, Concordia8.9 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.6 
 2. Hebert, Regina5.2 
 3. Walton, Manitoba5.0 
 4. York, UFV4.9 
 5. Pasquale, Laure.4.8 
 6. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.8 
 7. Lamar, Saskatch.4.7 
 8. Jones, Ryerson4.6 
 9. Chmielewski, Conco.4.6 
 10. Bonhomme, Brandon4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.1 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.2 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.3.0 
 4. Hunter, Bishop''s2.9 
 5. Walton, Manitoba2.9 
 6. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.8 
 7. Parchment, UFV2.7 
 8. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 9. Perrin, TWU2.6 
 10. Baker, Saskatch.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron O''BRIEN
  New B.
  (206--)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. O''Brien, New B.1.9 
 2. Duke, UPEI1.8 
 3. Andrews, Bishop''s1.8 
 4. Chesson, Laurier1.8 
 5. Moses, Calgary1.8 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 7. Dewar, Alberta1.5 
 8. Aubertin, UNBC1.5 
 9. Eyitayo, Concordia1.5 
 10. Osuntola, Windsor1.4 


Alexandre Bernard claims Canadian CIS weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Alexandre Bernard (196-F) had a very impressive game in the last round for UQAM and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The -year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Laval (#5, 2-7) 88-76. UQAM maintains the 4th position in Canadian CIS. UQAM is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-5 record. In the team's last game Bernard had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be UQAM's top player in his first season with the team. Alexandre Bernard averages this season 14.3ppg and 8.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old forward Kyrie Coleman (F) of Waterloo. Coleman impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Waterloo cruised to a 67-60 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Laurier (#6, 3-9). Waterloo's 7th position in the standings has not changed. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Waterloo managed to get this year. Coleman is a newcomer at Waterloo 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 Jonar Huertas (183-G) of Manitoba (#4). Huertas scored 25 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Manitoba, leading his team to a 97-85 win against the lower-ranked Mount Royal (#7, 2-10). Manitoba needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Huertas has a very solid season. In 13 games in Canada he scored 13.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thibaud Dezutter) of Laval - 31 points and 7 rebounds
5. Stephan Walton (178-G-87) of Manitoba - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Andrew Cunningham (186-G) of Winnipeg - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Benny Iko (198-F) of Winnipeg - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mike Luby (213-F) of Brock - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Philippe Tamba (F) of UQAM - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nick Loewen (196-F) of Mount Royal - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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



CIS Round 22: Gaiters lose the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. Round 22 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Gaiters (5-3). They were defeated by third ranked Stingers (5-3) 82-68 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Stingers. Gaiters managed to win fourth quarter 20-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stingers held Gaiters to an opponent 0.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.0 percent accuracy of the winners and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game, while Gaiters only scored point from the stripe. They outrebounded Gaiters 33-0 including a 25- advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international point guard the former international point guard Kyle Desmarais (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) scored 25 points, 5 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Evens Laroche (193) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Stingers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international point guard the former international point guard Kyle Desmarais (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 25 points, 5 assists and 6 steals. Stingers moved-up to second place, which they share with Bishop's. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Redmen as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Redmen smashed 4th ranked Citadines in Montreal, QC 68-42. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Citadines. American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) notched 11 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Aleksandar Mitrovic supported him with 14 points and 4 steals. Even 9 points and 7 rebounds by guard Richard Kwaku Addai (183-88) did not help to save the game for Citadines. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redmen have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Citadines at the other side keep the fourth place with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very close game took place in Calgary, AB (derby !!!) between Dinos and Spartans. Fifth ranked Dinos (7-7) got a very close home victory over 6th ranked Spartans (5-9). Dinos managed to escape with a 1-point win 93-92 on Saturday evening. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson fired 28 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Tonner Jackson produced 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for lost side. Spartans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dinos moved-up to third place, which they share with Lethbridge and UFV. Loser Spartans dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with Regina and UNBC. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very interesting game took place in Lethbridge, AB. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Cascades (7-7) to sixth ranked Pronghorn (7-7) 74-72 in the fight for the third place. Worth to mention a great performance of Derek Waldner who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Pronghorn moved-up to third place, which they share with Calgary and UFV. Cascades lost fourth consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Toronto, ON: Rams (#3) and Lions (#6). Lions were defeated at home 69-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Aaron Best had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Rams' coach Roy Rana allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Rams (11-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Ottawa. Loser Lions dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 22: Manitoba won against UNBC on the opponent's court 90-79. Victoria outscored Brandon in a home game 78-52. Regina recorded a loss to UBC on the road 75-65. Alberta crushed UBC Okanagan on its own court 84-64. TRU was beaten by Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK 85-69. Mount Royal lost to Winnipeg at home 71-75. Queen's was outscored by Carleton on the opponent's court 63-104. Laurentian rolled over Toronto Univ. in a home game 98-78. Lakehead crushed Western on the road 90-52. New Brunsw. was beaten by UPEI on its own court 81-93. Dalhousie destroyed Memorial in Halifax, NS 93-71. Cape Breton outscored Acadia at home 93-72. Windsor managed to beat Guelph on the opponent's court 83-77. Brock was defeated by Laurier in a home game 70-85. McMaster beat Waterloo on the road 81-70.


UNBC - Manitoba 79-90

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Timberwolves' (5-9) home loss to fourth ranked Bisons (10-5) 79-90 on Saturday. Bisons forced 26 Timberwolves turnovers. Timberwolves were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Kevin Oliver (201) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jonar Huertas (183) chipped in 27 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Salvadorean guard Jose Araujo (186-86) responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Gabe Aubertin (201) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Timberwolves' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bisons have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-5 record. Timberwolves lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UNBC: J.Araujo 19+5reb+1ast, G.Aubertin 15+7reb+1ast, C.Barton 12+7reb, S.Raphael 11+4reb+1ast, N.Bains 8+8reb, F.Rowe 7+6reb+1ast
Manitoba: J.Huertas 27+1reb+1ast, K.Oliver 20+7reb+5ast, S.Walton 13+6reb+4ast, Y.Ozsayiner 10+6reb+1ast, D.Joseph 9+4reb, C.Noel 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 190585


Victoria - Brandon 78-52

Very predictable result in Victoria, BC where second ranked Vikies (9-5) smashed 8th ranked Bobcats (3-11) 78-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Vikies. Bobcats was better in fourth quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Bobcats to just 4 points in third quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Vikies made 7 blocks. Michael Acheampong scored 18 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Chris McLaughlin (208) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Vikies' coach Craig Beaucamp felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Kenonte Ramsey responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jordan Reaves scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Vikies maintains second position with 9-5 record having just two points less than leader McGill, which they share with Queen's. Bobcats lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Brandon: K.Ramsey 12+5reb+1ast, J.Reaves 10+5reb, I.Bonhomme 9+2reb+1ast, R.Smith 6+1reb, P.Matulu 6+4reb, J.Molin 4+1reb
Victoria: M.Acheampong 18+9reb+2ast, C.McLaughlin 17+4reb, B.Dunlop 14+2reb, T.Evans 8+10reb, R.Theil 6+1reb+1ast, K.Peterson 6+2reb+6ast
gschID: 190584


UBC - Regina 75-65

Not a big story in a game in Vancouver, BC where 7th ranked Cougars (5-9) were defeated by first ranked Thunderbirds (12-2) 75-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderbirds. Cougars was better in third quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Thunderbirds forced 23 Cougars turnovers and outrebounded them 45-27 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Brylle Kamen (201, college: San Jose St.) had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Four Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Paul Gareau (201) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and guard Frank Brown (188) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thunderbirds have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-2 record, which they share with Alberta. Loser Cougars dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Regina: P.Gareau 18+6reb+3ast, A.Tate 14+2reb, F.Brown 14+4reb+3ast, C.Burns 7+9reb+1ast, B.Hebert 5+5reb+8ast, T.Sylvester 4
UBC: D.Plumb 15+4reb+2ast, B.Kamen 11+10reb+3ast, T.Nixon 10+7reb+1ast, O.Wallace 10+4reb+2ast, G.Pippus 9+6reb+2ast, D.Wagner 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 190583


Alberta - UBC Okanagan 84-64

Everything went according to plan in Edmonton, AB where first ranked Golden Bears (12-2) outscored 8th ranked Heat (2-13) 84-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Golden Bears. Heat was better in third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Heat to just 7 points in first quarter. Naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) scored 22 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Sahr Saffa (191-90) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Golden Bears players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Mitch Goodwin (188) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Dave Mackay (196) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Golden Bears have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-2 record, which they share with UBC. Heat lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: M.Goodwin 15+7reb+4ast, A.Fahandeg-Sadi 12+1reb+1ast, D.Mackay 9+6reb+2ast, G.Gill 9+1reb+1ast, A.Faza 6+3reb+3ast, Y.Ghomari 5+3reb+2ast
Alberta: K.Otieno 22+4reb+4ast, S.Saffa 18+1reb+5ast, R.Dewar 12+2reb, Y.Ouahrig 10+1reb+7ast, A.Weir 8+2reb, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 6+10reb+3ast
gschID: 190582


Lethbridge - UFV 74-72

A very interesting game took place in Lethbridge, AB. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Cascades (7-7) to sixth ranked Pronghorn (7-7) 74-72 in the fight for the third place. Cascades cut a 19-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Cascades helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Derek Waldner (201) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Morgan Duce (180) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Pronghorn players scored in double figures. Kevon Parchment replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and guard Samuel Freeman (191) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cascades. Pronghorn moved-up to third place, which they share with Calgary and UFV. Cascades lost fourth consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UFV: K.Parchment 23+9reb+1ast, S.Freeman 15+8reb, S.Ashkenazy 10+9reb, N.Kendall 9+6reb+1ast, A.Khaira 6+3reb, J.York 5+4reb+5ast
Lethbridge: D.Waldner 18+16reb+2ast, M.Duce 17+8reb+3ast, J.Chief-Morris 12+9reb+3ast, A.Fletcher 10+3reb+3ast, L.Reiter 9+6reb+1ast, A.Fridon 3+1reb
gschID: 190581


Saskatchewan - TRU 85-69

There was no surprise in Saskatoon, SK where one of their biggest challengers Wolfpack (6-9) was defeated by second ranked Huskies (10-4) 85-69 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-69. Huskies outrebounded Wolfpack 37-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. Wolfpack was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Stephon Lamar (185, college: Pacific) scored 28 points to lead the charge for the winners and guard Patrick Burns (198) chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) during the contest. Five Huskies players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) responded with 14 points and Zach Usherwood scored 14 points. Wolfpack's coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Huskies have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory Huskies went down to third position due to points difference. Wolfpack lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TRU: K.Pribilsky 14+3reb+1ast, Z.Usherwood 14+1reb+2ast, B.Rouault 10+2reb, A.Pierre 7+2reb+2ast, D.Oates 6+2reb, B.Bozinovic 4+5reb+1ast
Saskatchewan: S.Lamar 28+3reb+3ast, P.Burns 15+10reb+2ast, B.Baker 12+7reb+1ast, M.Forbes 10+4reb+1ast, E.Ostertag 10+3reb+3ast, A.Henry 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 190580


Calgary - TWU 93-92

A very close game took place in Calgary, AB (derby !!!) between Dinos and Spartans. Fifth ranked Dinos (7-7) got a very close home victory over 6th ranked Spartans (5-9). Dinos managed to escape with a 1-point win 93-92 on Saturday evening. Spartans cut a 15-point halftime deficit to one at the end of the game. Dinos shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-91) fired 28 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Thijin Moses (201) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Four Dinos players scored in double figures. Guard Tonner Jackson (201) produced 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and forward Tyler Linttell (198) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Spartans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dinos moved-up to third place, which they share with Lethbridge and UFV. Loser Spartans dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with Regina and UNBC. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TWU: T.Jackson 36+9reb+2ast, T.Linttell 13+10reb+1ast, M.Perrin 12+5reb+1ast, T.Smith 9+7ast, D.McDonald 8+4reb, J.Bakuteka 7+2reb+1ast
Calgary: J.Ogungbemi-Jackson 28+7reb+8ast, T.Moses 20+10reb+2ast, J.Owen-Thomas 11+3reb, D.Karch 10+6reb+1ast, M.Letkeman 8+4reb, J.Gill 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 190579


Mount Royal - Winnipeg 71-75

No shocking result in a game in Calgary, AB where third ranked Wesmen (11-4) won against 7th ranked Mount Royal (2-11) 75-71 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 20 points after three quarters before their 35-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Benny Iko (198) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four Wesmen players scored in double figures. At the losing side Nigerian forward Olawafemi Ogun (195) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Awet Abraha (183) scored 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Wesmen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Mount Royal lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mount Royal: O.Ogun 18+7reb+1ast, N.Loewen 14+7reb, A.Abraha 11+9reb+5ast, M.Akwl 8+2reb+2ast, D.Awak 8+13reb+2ast, A.Callaghan 5+1ast
Winnipeg: B.Iko 16+15reb, T.Krahn 15+2reb+1ast, S.Wesley 12+7reb+1ast, A.Cunningham 12+4reb+6ast, J.Clennon 8+5reb+2ast, D.Brown 4+4reb
gschID: 190578


McGill - UQAM 68-42

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Redmen as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Redmen smashed 4th ranked Citadines in Montreal, QC 68-42. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Citadines. The game was mostly controlled by Redmen. Citadines was better in fourth quarter 11-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Citadines to just 5 points in first quarter. Redmen dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Citadines' 20. Redmen forced 21 Citadines turnovers. American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) notched 11 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic (198) supported him with 14 points and 4 steals. Even 9 points and 7 rebounds by guard Richard Kwaku Addai (183-88) did not help to save the game for Citadines. Forward Philippe Tamba added 7 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redmen have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Citadines at the other side keep the fourth place with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UQAM: R.Kwaku Addai 9+7reb+2ast, A.Bernard 8+4reb, P.Tamba 7+6reb, V.Lanctot-Fortier 5+2reb, N.Audet 4+2reb, M.Bazile 4+5reb
McGill: A.Mitrovic 14+1reb+1ast, S.Bibeau 11+1reb+2ast, A.Hynes-Guery 11+3reb+5ast, D.Clark 9+3reb, V.Dufort 6+4reb, C.McCue 5+1ast
gschID: 190577


Carleton - Queen''s 104-63

Rather expected game in Ottawa, ON where one of their biggest challengers Golden Gaels (9-5) were crushed by first ranked Ravens (12-1) 104-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard guard Clinton Springer-Williams (193) (193) scored 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard the former international guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) (190-92) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists during the contest. Ravens' coach Dave Smart felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard guard Clinton Springer-Williams (193) (193) responded with 25 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard the former international guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) (190-92) scored 20 points and 5 assists. Ravens have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-1 record. Loser Golden Gaels dropped to the second place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 190576


Laurentian - Toronto Univ. 98-78

Rather predictable result in Sudbury, ON where fifth ranked Voyageurs (7-6) smashed 7th ranked Blues (2-11) 98-78 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 64-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Voyageurs made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Swingman Georges Serresse (191) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Manny Pasquale (183) chipped in 26 points and 4 assists during the contest. Five Voyageurs players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized Greek guard Alex Hill (196-90, college: Cornell) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and guard Arun Kumar (183) scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Voyageurs moved-up to third place, which they share with McMaster. Blues lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Hill 31+11reb+2ast, A.Kumar 25+5reb+4ast, D.Laurin 5+10reb, D.Churchill 5+3reb, B.Garvin 4+2reb+1ast, N.Irvine 3+5reb
Laurentian: M.Pasquale 26+3reb+4ast, G.Serresse 25+12reb+1ast, A.Ratte 15+4reb+6ast, J.Budd 13+5reb+2ast, T.Carter-Newman 11+8reb, R.Bennett 3+1reb
gschID: 190575


York - Ryerson 69-79

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Toronto, ON: Rams (#3) and Lions (#6). Lions were defeated at home 69-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Rams. Lions was better in third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 32. Rams forced 20 Lions turnovers. Guard Aaron Best (193) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Rams' coach Roy Rana allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Raheem Isaac (190) responded with 21 points and forward Aaron Rados (198) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Four Lions players scored in double figures. Rams (11-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Ottawa. Loser Lions dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
York: R.Isaac 21+4reb+1ast, A.Rados 12+13reb, D.Tyndale 11+6reb+7ast, N.Tufegdzich 10+6reb+2ast, M.Ziobrowski 9+5reb+1ast, T.Rutty 6+6reb+1ast
Ryerson: A.Best 24+10reb+1ast, J.Jones 18+8reb+3ast, B.Michaelsen 12+5reb+1ast, J.Ogunnaike-Grannum 9+4reb, J.Gauthier 8+3reb+1ast, N.Stankovic 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 190574


Western - Lakehead 52-90

Not a big story in a game in London, ON where 8th ranked Mustangs (1-12) were rolled over by second ranked Thunderwolves (8-5) 90-52 on Saturday. Thunderwolves forced 21 Mustangs turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Forward Matthew Schmidt (198-89) scored 27 points and 4 steals (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Greg Carter (178-90) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Greg Morrow (190) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Quinn Henderson (193) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thunderwolves maintains second position with 8-5 record having four points less than leader McGill. Mustangs lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Western: G.Morrow 16+6reb+3ast, C.Drouin 10, Q.Henderson 8+6reb+3ast, R.Higgins 7+2reb+1ast, E.Dooley 7+3reb+2ast, P.Scholtes 2+4reb+2ast
Lakehead: M.Schmidt 27+3reb, G.Carter 14+3reb+5ast, J.Jones 13+5reb+2ast, D.Harvey 10+1reb+10ast, Y.Salhia 6+6reb+1ast, J.Hart 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 190573


New Brunsw. - UPEI 81-93

Everything went according to plan in Fredericton, NB where third ranked Panthers (8-2) beat 5th ranked Varsity Reds (4-7) 93-81 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panthers. Varsity Reds was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Deontay Smith scored 28 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mandrez Downey (175-93) chipped in 29 points during the contest. At the losing side guard William Mc Fee (190) responded with 28 points and forward Jordan Irvine (193) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Panthers have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser Varsity Reds dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: W.Mc Fee 28+2reb+1ast, J.Irvine 13+13reb+5ast, M.Daley 12+4reb, M.Matheson 9+6reb+1ast, M.Washburn 9+2reb+4ast, M.Fazzolari 6+3reb
UPEI: M.Downey 29+1reb+1ast, D.Smith 28+9reb+1ast, J.Kendrick 11+7reb+2ast, J.Duke 8+4reb, L.Parker 7+4reb, B.Ofori 7+3reb
gschID: 190572


Memorial - Dalhousie 71-93

There was no surprise in St.John's, NL where bottom-ranked Sea Hawks (0-11) were outplayed by sixth ranked Tigers (4-6) 93-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Tigers forced 20 Sea Hawks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Kashrell Lawrence scored 16 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jarred Reid chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. At the losing side Noel Moffatt responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Vasilije Curcic scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Loser Sea Hawks still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Tigers will have a break next round. Sea Hawks will play again at home against Tigers (#5) in Halifax, NS and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Memorial: V.Curcic 19+5reb+1ast, N.Moffatt 16+6reb+3ast, A.Kisusi 12+1reb+1ast, T.Stanoev 5+1reb+3ast, K.Macneill 5+1ast, C.Gould 5+3reb
Dalhousie: K.Robinson 17+2reb+2ast, K.Lawrence 16+7reb+2ast, J.Reid 16+2reb+4ast, H.Abdullahi 10+3reb+3ast, J.Traboulsi 7+1reb, W.Yengue 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 190571


Cape Breton - Acadia 93-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Capers' (11-0) home victory over their biggest opponent Axemen (7-2) 93-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Capers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Capers outrebounded Axemen 48-30 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Arild Geugjes (203) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals during the contest. At the losing side point guard Jonathan Tull (190, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Bradley States (198) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Capers have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Loser Axemen dropped to the third place with two games lost. Capers will face again Axemen (#3) in Wolfville, NS in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Acadia: J.Tull 16+5reb, S.Smith 13+1reb, T.Scott 10+4reb, S.Stoqua 10+2reb+1ast, A.Simmonds 8+1reb+2ast, B.States 7+8reb
Cape Breton: S.Keith 24+3reb+1ast, A.Geugjes 24+18reb+1ast, J.Dorsey 16+8reb+6ast, S.Mccormick 10+6reb+2ast, C.Kasongo 8+5reb, K.Mayers 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 190570


Concordia - Bishop''s 82-68

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. Round 22 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Gaiters (5-3). They were defeated by third ranked Stingers (5-3) 82-68 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Stingers. Gaiters managed to win fourth quarter 20-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stingers held Gaiters to an opponent 0.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.0 percent accuracy of the winners and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game, while Gaiters only scored point from the stripe. They outrebounded Gaiters 33-0 including a 25- advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international point guard the former international point guard Kyle Desmarais (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) scored 25 points, 5 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward forward Evens Laroche (193) (193) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Stingers' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international point guard the former international point guard Kyle Desmarais (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) (188-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 25 points, 5 assists and 6 steals and forward forward Evens Laroche (193) (193) scored 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Stingers moved-up to second place, which they share with Bishop's. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 190569


Guelph - Windsor 77-83

Rather expected game in Guelph, ON where 4th ranked Gryphons (5-8) were defeated by first ranked Lancers (10-3) 83-77 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 46-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lancers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Gryphons' 34. The former international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Enrico Diloreto (185-90) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Four Lancers players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Michel Clark (185) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and guard Zachary Angus (185) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lancers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-3 record. Loser Gryphons keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Guelph: M.Clark 17+5reb+1ast, K.Malcolm 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Angus 11+3reb+4ast, T.Thompson 9+3reb+2ast, A.Haroon 7+6reb, A.Kemp 7+5reb+1ast
Windsor: E.Diloreto 20+4reb+2ast, L.Phillip 17+10reb, J.Collins 14+5reb+5ast, R.Christie 12+6reb, E.Matthews 8+6reb, R.Osuntola 6+1reb
gschID: 190568


Brock - Laurier 70-85

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in St.Catharines, ON where sixth ranked Golden Hawks (4-9) defeated 5th ranked Badgers (4-9) 85-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 15 points. Golden Hawks forced 20 Badgers turnovers. Guard Maxwell Allin (193) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and guard William Coulthard (188) chipped in 24 points and 5 steals during the contest. Four Golden Hawks players scored in double figures. Golden Hawks' coach Peter Campbell used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side forward Mike Luby (213) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Jameson Tipping (201, college: W.Kentucky) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Golden Hawks moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Brock. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Brock: J.Tipping 18+9reb+2ast, M.Luby 18+13reb+1ast, M.Gibson 14+6reb+1ast, B.Nahimana 7+6reb, C.Smith 6+2reb+1ast, D.Mukendi 4+5reb+5ast
Laurier: W.Coulthard 24+1reb+3ast, M.Allin 15+9reb+5ast, J.Forde 13+10reb+2ast, A.Walters 10+5reb, P.Donnelly 9+5reb+1ast, A.Obano 8
gschID: 190567


Waterloo - McMaster 70-81

Not a big story in a game in Waterloo, ON where 7th ranked Warriors (2-11) were defeated by third ranked Marauders (7-6) 81-70 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Marauders forced 21 Warriors turnovers. Center Taylor Black (201) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Nathan Mccarthy (203) chipped in 13 points during the contest. At the losing side forward Kyrie Coleman responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and forward Zach Angelini (188-92) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Warriors' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Marauders maintains third position with 7-6 record having five points less than leader McGill, which they share with Laurentian. Loser Warriors keep the seventh place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: K.Coleman 13+6reb+3ast, G.Jaspreet 11+3ast, Z.Angelini 10+2reb+4ast, W.Davis 10+2reb, B.Smith 8+6reb, B.Davis 4+5reb
McMaster: T.Black 21+9reb+3ast, R.Boney 13+2reb+2ast, N.Mccarthy 13+3reb+2ast, A.Redpath 10+3reb+4ast, S.Laws 10+2reb+2ast, J.Rocca 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 190566



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

-year old Mark Perrin had an amazing evening in the last round for TWU and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Lethbridge (#6, 6-7) with 24-point margin 96-72. TWU maintains the 6th position in Canadian league. TWU is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-8 record. In the team's last game Perrin had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be TWU's top player in his first season with the team. Perrin has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.2ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg and 40.5% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Terrell Evans of league's second-best Victoria. He is a in his second season at Victoria. In the last game Evans recorded impressive 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Victoria to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Regina (#7, 5-8) 79-55. Victoria's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 8-5 record is not bad at all. Evans is well-known at Victoria and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to Thijin Moses (201) of Calgary (#5). Moses showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Calgary, leading his team to a 88-84 win against slightly higher-ranked UFV (#3, 7-6). The chances of Calgary 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, Moses could help Calgary to bring them higher in the standings. Moses has a great season in Canada. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.2rpg (9th best). He also has 1.8bpg and and 3PT: 47.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Samuel Freeman (191-G) of UFV - 41 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. David Tyndale (180-G) of York - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Derek Waldner (201-C) of Lethbridge - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Tristan Smith (183-PG-86) of TWU - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Paul Gareau (201-F) of Regina - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Brylle Kamen (201-F) of UBC - 17 points and 16 rebounds
10. Aaron Rados (198-F) of York - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



CIS Round 21: Voyageurs beat Rams by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 21 in the CIS took place in Sudbury, ON. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Rams (10-2) to fifth ranked Voyageurs (6-6) 75-73 in the game for the third place. Rams were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for Alex Ratte who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Swingman Georges Serresse (191) contributed with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Rams. Rams' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Voyageurs moved-up to third place, which they share with McMaster. Rams at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Voyageurs is looking forward to face Blues (#7) in Toronto, ON in the next round. Rams' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Toronto, ON to the arena Lions.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Toronto, ON: Lions (#6) and Blues (#7). Lions (5-7) crushed visiting Blues (2-10) by 25 points 97-72. Guard David Tyndale (180) stepped up and scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Aaron Rados chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Greek guard Alex Hill (196-90, college: Cornell) with 21 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. Lions moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guelph. Blues lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Waterloo and Mount Royal. Lions' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Toronto, ON Rams.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Cascades (7-6) against sixth ranked Dinos (6-7) on Friday night. Visiting Cascades were defeated by Dinos in a tough game in Calgary, AB 84-88. Thijin Moses nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Dinos' coach Dan Vanhoorn used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Samuel Freeman came up with 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for Cascades in the defeat. Dinos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lethbridge. Cascades lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with six games lost. Dinos will meet at home Spartans (#6) in the next round. Cascades will play against Pronghorn in Lethbridge, AB and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game for Golden Bears (11-2) which hosted in Edmonton, AB 4th placed Wolfpack (6-8). First ranked Golden Bears had an easy win 74-55. The best player for the winners was Kenneth Otieno who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Bears maintains first place with 11-2 record, which they share with Ottawa and UBC. Wolfpack at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Golden Bears' next round opponent will be Heat (#8) in Kelowna, BC and are hoping to win another game. Wolfpack will play on the road against the league's second-placed Huskies (#2) in Saskatoon, SK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Gee-Gees (11-2) which hosted in Ottawa, ON 4th placed Golden Gaels (9-4). Third ranked Gee-Gees had an easy win 75-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Golden Gaels. It was a good game for Warren Ward who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Gee-Gees' coach James DeRouin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Gee-Gees keep a position of league leader, which they share with Alberta and UBC. Loser Golden Gaels dropped to the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 21: Brandon were beaten by UBC on the road 90-75. Victoria destroyed Regina on its own court 79-55. TWU outscored Lethbridge in Langley, BC 96-72. Saskatchewan rolled over UBC Okanagan at home 91-64. Lakehead defeated Western on the opponent's court 62-55. New Brunsw. smashed St.Mary's in a home game 95-70.
The most impressive performance of 21th round was 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists by Mark Perrin of TWU.


UBC - Brandon 90-75

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Thunderbirds (11-2) beat 8th ranked Bobcats (3-10) in Vancouver, BC 90-75 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderbirds. Bobcats was better in third quarter 27-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-34 free shots (82.4 percent) during the game, while Bobcats only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded Bobcats 52-26 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Bobcats were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Brylle Kamen (201, college: San Jose St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds. Guard O'Brian Wallace (185, college: Miles CC) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jordan Reaves answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Ali-Mounir Benabdelhak (201) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Bobcats. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bobcats' coach let to play ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thunderbirds have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record, which they share with Ottawa and Alberta. Loser Bobcats keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Thunderbirds will face Cougars (#7) in Regina, SK in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bobcats will play on the road against the league's second-placed Vikies in Victoria, BC.
Top scorers:
UBC: O.Wallace 18+5reb+2ast, D.Plumb 17+2reb+4ast, B.Kamen 17+16reb, D.Wagner 13+10reb, J.Jensen-Whyte 10+2reb+4ast, I.Solomon 8+5reb+4ast
Brandon: J.Reaves 18+5reb+3ast, R.Smith 16+1reb+3ast, A.Benabdelhak 14+9reb, I.Bonhomme 12+4reb+5ast, K.Ramsey 9+1ast, J.Elias 4+2reb
gschID: 190565


Victoria - Regina 79-55

Very expected game when 7th ranked Cougars (5-8) were smashed by second ranked Vikies (8-5) in Victoria, BC 79-55 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Vikies. Cougars was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cougars to just 7 points in first quarter. Vikies forced 20 Cougars turnovers. It was a good game for Terrell Evans who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Center Chris McLaughlin (208) contributed with 6 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Paul Gareau (201) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and forward Connor Burns (201) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Cougars. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Vikies maintains second place with 8-5 record having just -1 points less than leader Windsor. Loser Cougars dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Vikies will face Bobcats (#8) in Brandon, MB in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cougars will play on the road against the league's leader Thunderbirds in Vancouver, BC.
Top scorers:
Victoria: T.Evans 26+7reb+3ast, K.Peterson 12+2reb+1ast, M.Acheampong 9+4ast, P.Anderson 8+6reb+1ast, C.McLaughlin 6+7reb+3ast, B.Taylor 6+2reb
Regina: P.Gareau 21+8reb+2ast, C.Burns 12+7reb+1ast, J.Zver 9+3reb, A.Tate 5+2reb, F.Brown 3, D.Mole 2+4reb+2ast
gschID: 190564


Alberta - TRU 74-55

An interesting game for Golden Bears (11-2) which hosted in Edmonton, AB 4th placed Wolfpack (6-8). First ranked Golden Bears had an easy win 74-55. The game was mostly controlled by Golden Bears. Wolfpack was better in fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Todd Bergen-Henengouwen (196-91) chipped in 6 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Zach Usherwood who recorded 10 points and Ivan Bozinovic added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Golden Bears maintains first place with 11-2 record, which they share with Ottawa and UBC. Wolfpack at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Golden Bears' next round opponent will be Heat (#8) in Kelowna, BC and are hoping to win another game. Wolfpack will play on the road against the league's second-placed Huskies (#2) in Saskatoon, SK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alberta: K.Otieno 15+6reb+3ast, T.Watson 13, R.Dewar 8+3reb+3ast, S.Saffa 7+3reb+4ast, T.Riar 6+2reb, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 6+8reb+1ast
TRU: Z.Usherwood 10+2reb+2ast, A.Pierre 7+2reb+2ast, B.Bozinovic 6+4reb+1ast, D.Oates 6+2reb, I.Bozinovic 6+6reb, B.Parker 5
gschID: 190563


Lethbridge - TWU 72-96

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Spartans (5-8) rolled over 5th ranked Pronghorn (6-7) in Lethbridge, AB 96-72 on Friday. The game without a history. Spartans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Spartans outrebounded Pronghorn 44-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for Mark Perrin who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists. American point guard Tristan Smith (183-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Five Spartans players scored in double figures. Center Derek Waldner (201) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and guard Morgan Duce (180) added 20 points in the effort for Pronghorn. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spartans moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Regina and UNBC. Loser Pronghorn keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Spartans will face Dinos (#5) in Calgary, AB in the next round. Pronghorn will play at home against Cascades in Abbotsford, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TWU: M.Perrin 33+11reb+6ast, D.McDonald 17+7reb, T.Smith 16+7reb+10ast, T.Linttell 13+4reb+1ast, T.Jackson 10+6reb+2ast, K.Osborne 4+2reb
Lethbridge: M.Duce 20+4reb+2ast, D.Waldner 19+13reb+2ast, L.Reiter 15+2reb+4ast, C.Johnson 9+5reb, J.Chief-Morris 9, S.Wenzel 0+3reb+1ast
gschID: 190562


Saskatchewan - UBC Okanagan 91-64

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Heat (2-12) was outscored by third ranked Huskies (9-4) in Saskatoon, SK 91-64 on Friday. The game without a history. Huskies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Heat's 34. Huskies forced 22 Heat turnovers and outrebounded them 39-21 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Matthew Forbes (198) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Stephon Lamar (185, college: Pacific) contributed with 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Landry Ndayitwayeko (190) answered with 14 points and Azi Fahandeg-Sadi (193) added 13 points in the effort for Heat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Huskies have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Queen's. Heat lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 12 games lost. Huskies will face Wolfpack (#4) in Kamloops, BC in the next round. Heat will play on the road against the league's leader Golden Bears (#1) in Edmonton, AB.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: M.Forbes 19+7reb+1ast, A.Henry 18+3reb, S.Lamar 16+2reb+7ast, E.Ostertag 10+4ast, B.Baker 9+8reb+4ast, P.Burns 8+9reb+1ast
UBC Okanagan: L.Ndayitwayeko 14+2reb+1ast, A.Fahandeg-Sadi 13+4reb, D.Mackay 13+2reb, Y.Ghomari 8+2reb+5ast, M.Goodwin 7+1reb, A.Faza 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 190561


Calgary - UFV 88-84

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Cascades (7-6) against sixth ranked Dinos (6-7) on Friday night. Visiting Cascades were defeated by Dinos in a tough game in Calgary, AB 84-88. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 28-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dinos had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Dinos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Thijin Moses (201) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-91) accounted for 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Dinos' coach Dan Vanhoorn used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) came up with 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and Kevon Parchment added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Cascades in the defeat. Dinos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lethbridge. Cascades lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with six games lost. Dinos will meet at home Spartans (#6) in the next round. Cascades will play against Pronghorn in Lethbridge, AB and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Calgary: T.Moses 21+13reb+5ast, J.Ogungbemi-Jackson 20+8reb+5ast, J.Gill 14+3reb, D.Karch 9+4reb+4ast, M.Letkeman 8+3reb, J.Owen-Thomas 7+4reb+1ast
UFV: S.Freeman 41+7reb+3ast, K.Parchment 13+8reb, N.Kendall 12+7reb+1ast, J.York 9+3reb+1ast, M.Dulay 3, S.Ashkenazy 2+5reb
gschID: 190560


York - Toronto Univ. 97-72

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Toronto, ON: Lions (#6) and Blues (#7). Lions (5-7) crushed visiting Blues (2-10) by 25 points 97-72. The game without a history. Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Blues' 28. They outrebounded Blues 42-20 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard David Tyndale (180) stepped up and scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and forward Aaron Rados (198) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Greek guard Alex Hill (196-90, college: Cornell) with 21 points and forward Ben Garvin (190) scored 14 points. Four Blues players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lions moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guelph. Blues lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Waterloo and Mount Royal. Lions' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Toronto, ON Rams.
Top scorers:
York: D.Tyndale 28+6reb+7ast, A.Rados 19+7reb+3ast, R.Isaac 14+6reb+3ast, N.Tufegdzich 9+6reb, M.Ziobrowski 9+2reb, N.Chandrakumar 5+4reb+2ast
Toronto Univ.: A.Hill 21+1reb+2ast, B.Garvin 14+4reb+1ast, A.Kumar 13+1reb+4ast, N.Irvine 10+8reb, D.Johnson 4, D.Laurin 4+4reb
gschID: 190559


Western - Lakehead 55-62

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Thunderwolves (7-5) defeated 8th ranked Mustangs (1-11) in London, ON 62-55 on Friday. Mustangs were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Mustangs 45-26 including a 19-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Greg Carter (178-90) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Thunderwolves' coach Scott Morrison used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Peter Scholtes (196) answered with 21 points and forward Greg Morrow (190) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mustangs. Thunderwolves maintains second place with 7-5 record having just one points less than leader Windsor. Mustangs lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Thunderwolves will have a break next round. Mustangs will play again at home against the league's second-placed Thunderwolves (#2) in Thunder Bay, ON.
Top scorers:
Lakehead: G.Carter 14+7reb+3ast, Y.Salhia 14+10reb+2ast, B.Johnson 7+6reb+2ast, D.Harvey 7+3reb+4ast, M.Schmidt 7+7reb, J.Hart 6+2reb+1ast
Western: P.Scholtes 21+3reb, G.Morrow 9+7reb+1ast, G.Johnson 6+1reb, R.Higgins 5+1ast, J.Bernard 4+1reb+3ast, E.Dooley 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 190558


Ottawa - Queen''s 75-58

An interesting game for Gee-Gees (11-2) which hosted in Ottawa, ON 4th placed Golden Gaels (9-4). Third ranked Gee-Gees had an easy win 75-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Golden Gaels. The game without a history. Gee-Gees led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They outrebounded Golden Gaels 43-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for the former international guard the former international guard Warren Ward (196-89) (196-89) who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) (185) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Gee-Gees' coach James DeRouin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard the former international guard Warren Ward (196-89) (196-89) answered with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) (185) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. Gee-Gees keep a position of league leader, which they share with Alberta and UBC. Loser Golden Gaels dropped to the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 190557


Laurentian - Ryerson 75-73

The most exciting game of round 21 in the CIS took place in Sudbury, ON. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Rams (10-2) to fifth ranked Voyageurs (6-6) 75-73 in the game for the third place. Rams were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for Alex Ratte who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Swingman Georges Serresse (191) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) answered with 22 points and 6 rebounds and guard Aaron Best (193) added 17 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Rams. Rams' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Voyageurs moved-up to third place, which they share with McMaster. Rams at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Voyageurs is looking forward to face Blues (#7) in Toronto, ON in the next round. Rams' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Toronto, ON to the arena Lions.
Top scorers:
Laurentian: A.Ratte 29+4reb+1ast, M.Pasquale 16+3reb+5ast, G.Serresse 13+10reb+3ast, N.Yengue 8+4reb+2ast, J.Weldon 4+4reb, T.Carter-Newman 3+9reb+3ast
Ryerson: J.Jones 22+6reb+2ast, A.Best 17+9reb+1ast, B.Michaelsen 11+8reb+2ast, J.Ogunnaike-Grannum 8+5reb+1ast, N.Stankovic 6+3reb, J.Gauthier 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 190556


New Brunsw. - St.Mary''s 95-70

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Huskies (2-8) were outleveled by fifth ranked Varsity Reds (4-6) in Fredericton, NB 95-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Varsity Reds. Huskies was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Varsity Reds shot 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Huskies only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Huskies 40-26 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Varsity Reds especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. It was a good game for guard guard William Mc Fee (190) (190) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 5 rebounds. Forward forward Jordan Irvine (193) (193) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard guard William Mc Fee (190) (190) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and forward forward Jordan Irvine (193) (193) added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Huskies. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Varsity Reds maintains fifth place with 4-6 record. Huskies lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Varsity Reds will face higher ranked Panthers (#3) in Charlottetown, PEI in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 190555



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Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.4 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.32.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan31.1 
 4. Akognon, Liaoning.31.0 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.29.5 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha29.4 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.28.0 
 9. Marbury, Beijing28.0 
 10. Hudson, DongGuan27.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.7 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.6 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.0 
 4. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.9 
 5. Abbas, Shandong FB12.4 
 6. Wang, Fujian QB12.4 
 7. Li, Liaoning H.12.1 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.9 
 9. Ramos, Guangsha L.11.6 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.10.3 
 2. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.6 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB5.6 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.5 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. Hudson, DongGuan4.8 
 7. Qahwash, Jiang.4.8 
 8. McGrady, Qingd.4.7 
 9. Forbes, Guangsha4.7 
 10. Douby, Zhejiang4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 5. Han, Bayi R.2.2 
 6. Co, Xinjiang FT2.1 
 7. Marbury, Beijing2.1 
 8. Akognon, Liaoning.2.0 
 9. Ding, Zhejiang CB2.0 
 10. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.3 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST2.1 
 5. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.6 
 7. Haislip, DongGuan.1.6 
 8. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.5 
 9. Wang, Bayi R.1.5 
 10. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 


Chinese CBA round 24 best performance: Von Wafer - by Eurobasket News

American guard Von Wafer (196-G-85) had a great game in the last round for Xinjiang FT, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (41 points, four rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Liaoning H. (#7, 12-10) 119-109. Xinjiang FT maintains the 4th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Xinjiang FT will need more victories to improve their 14-9 record. In the team's last game Wafer had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Xinjiang FT's top player in his first season with the team. Von Wafer averages this season 26.7ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Mike Harris (198-F-83) of Jiangsu D.. Harris had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 22 rebounds. Of course he lead Jiangsu D. to another comfortable win 103-85 over the higher-ranked Bayi R. (#10, 11-12) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Jiangsu D. keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-13 record. Harris is a newcomer at Jiangsu D., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Donnell Harvey (203-F/C-80) of TianJin S. (#11). Harvey scored 27 points and grabbed twenty two rebounds (!!!). Despite Harvey's great performance TianJin S. lost 104-114 to the higher-ranked Shandong FB (#2, 16-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of TianJin S. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 12 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harvey could help TianJin S. to bring them higher in the standings. Harvey has a great season in China. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 16.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh. - 31 points and 18 rebounds
5. Shavlik Randolph (208-F-83) of Foshan LL - 42 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Chris Daniels (211-C-84) of Qingdao E. - 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jia Xien (198-F-89) of Shanxi Zh. - 28 points and 13 rebounds
8. ZhiZhi Wang (215-C-77) of Bayi R. - 31 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marcus Haislip (208-F-80) of DongGuan L. - 35 points and 8 rebounds
10. D.J. White (206-F-86) of Shanghai S. - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 19: Djuro Djakovic - Osjecki Sokol 89-68
Jan. 19: Alkar Sinj - Zabok 83-65
Jan. 19: Kvarner 2010 - KK Zagreb 76-70
Jan. 19: Krizevci - Dubrovnik 75-67
Jan. 19: Darda - Jolly 65-71

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 26: Dubrovnik - Kvarner 2010
Jan. 26: KK Zagreb - Darda
Jan. 26: Jolly - Djuro Djakovic
Jan. 26: Osjecki Sokol - Alkar Sinj
Jan. 26: Zabok - Krizevci


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. Batina, Djuro D.18.3 
 4. Sundov, Osjecki17.7 
 5. Lez, Zabok17.7 
 6. Peraica, Darda16.5 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci16.2 
 8. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 9. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.7 
 10. Skific, Kvarner14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.4 
 2. Sundov, Osjecki8.3 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.4 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.7 
 5. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 6. Peraica, Darda6.0 
 7. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 8. Skific, Kvarner5.5 
 9. Poscic, KK Zagreb5.5 
 10. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.4 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.8 
 5. Panduric, Darda3.6 
 6. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.4 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 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. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 4. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.8 
 5. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 6. Surina, Kvarner1.5 
 7. Maric, Zabok1.5 
 8. Jakolis, Dubrovnik1.4 
 9. Batina, Djuro D.1.4 
 10. Skific, Kvarner1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.7 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, Dubrovnik1.0 
 4. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Bundovic, Zabok0.7 
 7. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.5 
 9. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.5 
 10. Sundov, Osjecki0.5 


Cibona waive to Dustin Ware and Smush Parker - by Eurobasket News

Cibona waive to Dustin Ware (180-G-90, college: Georgia) and Smush Parker (193-G-81, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, college: Fordham). The team also parted ways earlier with Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket).
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb and 23-year old American guard Dustin Ware parted ways. But in only one Eurocup game he played this season he did not score anything. Ware also played 4 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.0rpg.
The last season he played at the University of Georgia in Southeastern Conference in the NCAA. In 32 games last year he had 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. Ware won Supercup 2013.
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb also cut 32-year old American guard Smush Parker. In 5 Adriatic League games he played this season he averaged 9.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Parker ended the last season at Indios (LNB) in Dominican Rep. LNB. He helped them to win the league title. But the most of that year he spent at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan LPB. In 29 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game.



Adriatic League: Zadar nip Cibona at home - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Cibona 78:76

Zadar snatched a tough narrow win over Cibona at home court tonight. The victory allowed the hosts to gain 6-11 record in the Adriatic League standings. Ante Delas (200-G/F-88) and Goran Vrbanc (194-G-84) scored 12 points each to pace the winners.
Zadar led by three points ten minutes into the game 21:18. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Zadar posted a 41:37 halftime lead. Cibona however pulled ahead in the third term. They led by as many as 5 points midway through the period before Zadar used a 9:4 rally to level things up at 52. The teams then went neck and neck. Zizic gave the visitors a 66:62 lead midway through the final term. However Ante Delas and Krasic helped Zadar surge ahead as the hosts piled up a 72:69 lead with just over a minute remaining. Ante Delas sank three free throws but Kovacevic and D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded to keep Cibona within striking distance. Marcinkovic sank a jumper to knot things up at 76. But Ante Delas stepped up for Zadar hitting a winning shot. Toni Prostran (181-G-91) chipped in 10 points in the victory. D.J. Strawberry responded with 14 points for Cibona. Davor Kus (192-G-78, agency: Interperformances) had 16 points in the loss.

Zadar: Ante Delas 12, Goran Vrbanc 12, Toni Prostran 10
Cibona: Davor Kus 16, D.J. Strawberry 14



Adriatic League: MZT Skopje needs overtime to edge KK Split - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - KK Split 93:84 (OT)

MZT Skopje and KK Split needed extra five minutes before deciding on the winner. The hosts proved the strength claiming a tough victory. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) provided 19 points to lead the Macedonian team.
MZT Skopje were well in control in the opening quarter. The hosts exploded with 28 points in the first ten minutes to take a 7-point lead. The gap grew in the second quarter. MZT Skopje posted a 49:37 halftime advantage. However KK Split found the way to change the complexion of the encounter. They went on a 9:2 run midway through the third term to narrow the gap at 4 points 52:56. Srdan Subotic (190-G-80) finally levelled things up at 68 midway through the fourth term. He then put the visitors in front 69:68. The lead changed hands before Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) dropped a bucket to send the game into overtime. Vedran Vukusic put KK Splin front at the start of the extra period but MZT Skopje answered with 7 points in a row to surge ahead. The hosts kept the Croatian team scoreless in the reminder of the contest and rallied to the victory at the end. Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) nailed 16 points, while Nikola Otasevic (184-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) added 15 points for the winners. Vedran Vukusic answered with 23 points for KK Split. Srdan Subotic netted 19 points in the loss.

MZT Skopje: Todor Gecevski 19, Gjorji Cekovski 16, Nikola Otasevic 15
KK Split: Vedran Vukusic 23, Srdan Subotic 19



Adriatic League: Cedevita topple visiting Union Olimpija - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Union Olimpija 73:67

Cedevita overcame Union Olimpija in Zagreb tonight. Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket) notched 13 points and 8 assists to pace the Croatian side to the 10th win in the season.
Union Olimpija looked the better side in the first term. They held the hosts to 13 points in the period and posted a 16:13 lead. Cedevita made their way in front in the second term. The hosts adjusted offensively and pulled ahead for a 32:29 halftime advantage. Cedevita stretched the lead in the third period. The Croatian team piled up a 5-point lead before the fourth term. The margin grew at 13-point mark midway through the fourth term and Cedevita hung on for the victory at the end. Marko Tomas (201-G-85), Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) and Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 12 points apiece in the victory. Dino Muric (200-F-90) and Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) answered with 14 points each for Union Olimpija.

Cedevita: Vlado Ilievski 13, Marko Tomas 12, Marino Bazdaric 12, Goran Suton 12
Union Olimpija: Dino Muric 14, Klemen Prepelic 14



A1 Round 11: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

A1 round 11 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader KK Zagreb (8-3) against second ranked Kvarner 2010 (9-2) 76-70 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 28-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kvarner 2010 forced 19 KK Zagreb turnovers. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Dino Stipcic (177-89) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Kvarner 2010's coach Vladimir Anzulovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds for KK Zagreb. Kvarner 2010 keeps a position of league leader. KK Zagreb at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Jolly. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb will play next round against Vrijednosnice OS trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kvarner 2010 will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked KK Dubrovnik on the road.
The game in Darda was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Jolly (8-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-6). Jolly managed to secure a 6-point victory 71-65. Jolly have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with KK Zagreb. Vrijednosnice OS at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Jolly will play against Djuro Djakovic (#5) in Slavonski Brod in the next round. Vrijednosnice OS will play on the road against KK Zagreb and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between sixth ranked Djuro Djakovic (6-5) and 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-9) in Slavonski Brod on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Djuro Djakovic outscored guests from Osijek 89-68. It was a quality performance for Hrvoje Puljko who led the winners and scored 23 points and 5 assists. Ivan Tomeljak came up with 21 points and 4 assists for Osjecki Sokol in the defeat. Osjecki Sokol's coach Zoran Helbich gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place. Osjecki Sokol lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. Djuro Djakovic will meet league's second-placed Jolly in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osjecki Sokol will play against Alkar Sinj (#4) and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 11 Zabok was beaten by Alkar Sinj on the road 83-65. Krizevci won against Dubrovnik on its own court 75-67.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Marino Sarlija of Djuro Djakovic.


Alkar Sinj - Zabok 83-65

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Alkar Sinj (7-4) beat at home 8th ranked KK Zabok (4-7) 83-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Alkar Sinj. KK Zabok managed to win fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 23 points. Josip Matic (202-92) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Forward Antonio Crnjevic (202-94) came up with 13 points and 5 rebounds and center Antonio Vlaic (204-91) added 11 points respectively for KK Zabok in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Alkar Sinj. They maintain fourth place with 7-4 record. Loser KK Zabok keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Alkar Sinj will meet Osjecki Sokol (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Zabok will play against Krizevci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 23+3reb+1ast, L.Zitko 13+4reb+1ast, J.Matic 13+7reb+1ast, Z.Zupic 9+8reb+3ast, B.Jure 7+2reb+1ast, R.Jugo 7+2reb+5ast
Zabok: A.Crnjevic 13+5reb+2ast, A.Vlaic 11+3reb+1ast, I.Derman 9+2reb, M.Pesut 8+3reb+3ast, R.Lez 6+3ast, A.Anzulovic 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 196641


Kvarner 2010 - KK Zagreb 76-70

A1 round 11 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader KK Zagreb (8-3) against second ranked Kvarner 2010 (9-2) 76-70 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 28-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kvarner 2010 forced 19 KK Zagreb turnovers. Forward Ivica Radic (208-90) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Dino Stipcic (177-89) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Kvarner 2010's coach Vladimir Anzulovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds and center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for KK Zagreb. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kvarner 2010 keeps a position of league leader. KK Zagreb at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Jolly. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kvarner 2010. KK Zagreb will play next round against Vrijednosnice OS trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kvarner 2010 will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked KK Dubrovnik on the road.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 22+13reb, J.Surina 15+1reb, D.Cinac 13+5reb, D.Stipcic 12+4reb+3ast, J.Skific 7+3reb, A.Boban 5+3reb+3ast
KK Zagreb: T.Petrovic 20+6reb, M.Poscic 12+11reb, J.Segaric 10+1reb+3ast, A.Krapic 10+5reb, K.Zganec 8+3reb, F.Basljan 7+1ast
gschID: 196644


Darda - Jolly 65-71

The game in Darda was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Jolly (8-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-6). Jolly managed to secure a 6-point victory 71-65. The guests were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 21-12 last quarter charge of Vrijednosnice OS cut the lead to 71-65 at the end of the game. Jolly have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with KK Zagreb. Vrijednosnice OS at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Jolly will play against Djuro Djakovic (#5) in Slavonski Brod in the next round. Vrijednosnice OS will play on the road against KK Zagreb and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 196643


Djuro Djakovic - Osjecki Sokol 89-68

The game between sixth ranked Djuro Djakovic (6-5) and 9th ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-9) in Slavonski Brod on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Djuro Djakovic outscored guests from Osijek 89-68. The game was mostly controlled by Djuro Djakovic. Osjecki Sokol managed to win second period 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Djuro Djakovic looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Osjecki Sokol's players. It was a quality performance for guard Hrvoje Puljko (193-83) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 5 assists. Power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) accounted for 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Five Djuro Djakovic players scored in double figures. The former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) came up with 21 points and 4 assists and guard Aljosa Sarac (190-89) added 17 points respectively for Osjecki Sokol in the defeat. Osjecki Sokol's coach Zoran Helbich gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Djuro Djakovic moved-up to fifth place. Osjecki Sokol lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. Djuro Djakovic will meet league's second-placed Jolly in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osjecki Sokol will play against Alkar Sinj (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Djuro Djakovic: H.Puljko 23+2reb+5ast, M.Batina 18+2reb+2ast, P.Zivkovic 17+1reb+6ast, M.Sarlija 16+10reb+4ast, T.Brnas 13+7reb+2ast, I.Salamun 2+5reb+4ast
Osjecki Sokol: I.Tomeljak 21+1reb+4ast, A.Sarac 17+2reb+2ast, Z.Tucakovic 13+1reb+1ast, D.Rados 6+6reb, M.Raic 5+2reb, M.Raic 2
gschID: 196642


Krizevci - Dubrovnik 75-67

Rather expected game when 10th ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-10) lost on the road to seventh ranked Krizevci (5-6) 75-67 on Saturday. Krizevci made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for the former international power forward Ivan Grgat (210-74, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Krizevci's coach Luka Bujas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Ivan Mikulic (191-91) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Mislav Peric (191-88) added 15 points respectively for KK Dubrovnik in the defeat. Krizevci moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Darda. KK Dubrovnik lost their seventh game in a row. Loser KK Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Krizevci will meet KK Zabok (#8) in the next round. KK Dubrovnik will play against the league's leader Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka.
Top scorers:
Krizevci: I.Grgat 13+8reb+1ast, P.Rembert 13+4reb+1ast, A.Hrkac 9+4reb+1ast, I.Svoboda 9, G.Fodor 9+1reb+3ast, M.Zrnic 9+4reb+1ast
Dubrovnik: I.Mikulic 17+7reb+3ast, M.Peric 15+2reb+1ast, D.Jakolis 11+5reb, M.Proleta 9+2reb+2ast, M.Lucic 8, F.Najev 5+3reb
gschID: 196640



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 11-3 
 2. AEK 10-4 
 3. Etha 10-4 
 4. Apollon 8-6 
 5. Apoel 7-7 
 6. AEL 5-9 
 7. ENAD 3-11 
 8. Omonia 2-12 


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Allen, Omonia19.4 
 2. Brown, Apollon18.8 
 3. Pesic, AEL16.4 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL16.2 
 5. Aleksic, AEL15.9 
 6. Fisher, AEK15.8 
 7. Crocker, Keravnos15.4 
 8. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 9. Diggs, Omonia13.9 
 10. Williams, Etha13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.0 
 2. Pesic, AEL8.4 
 3. Diggs, Omonia7.3 
 4. Aleksic, AEL7.2 
 5. Brown, Apollon7.0 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.6 
 7. Kaskiris, ENAD6.3 
 8. Jefferson, Apollon6.3 
 9. Bolden, ENAD6.2 
 10. Fisher, AEK6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby MAZE
  Keravnos
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Maze, Keravnos5.4 
 2. Diggs, Omonia4.9 
 3. Demertzis, Kerav.4.3 
 4. Aleksic, AEL4.3 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon4.0 
 6. Palalas, AEL3.8 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.5 
 8. Panteli, AEK3.2 
 9. Adegboye, Etha2.9 
 10. Guillandeaux, AEL2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel2.4 
 3. Diggs, Omonia2.1 
 4. Brown, Apollon1.8 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon1.8 
 6. Poole, Etha1.7 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.7 
 8. Hamilton, ENAD1.7 
 9. Kremen, Apoel1.6 
 10. Adegboye, Etha1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Outerbridge, AEL1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Apollon1.8 
 3. Vaughn, Keravnos1.6 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.5 
 5. Harrison, AEK1.4 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.3 
 7. Morrison, Apoel1.0 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.7 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, ENAD0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 20-1 
 2. NH Ostrava 16-7 
 3. BK Pardubice 14-7 
 4. BK Prostejov 14-8 
 5. BK Decin 12-9 
 6. BC Kolin 12-10 
 7. Levice 11-11 
 8. USK Praha 10-12 
 9. Svitavy 8-14 
 10. Chomutov 8-14 
 11. J.Hradec 7-15 
 12. B&W Opava 6-16 
 13. Usti n/Labem 4-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 19: Chomutov - Svitavy 89-94
Jan. 19: B&W Opava - J.Hradec 83-92
Jan. 19: Levice - NH Ostrava 80-67
Jan. 19: BK Decin - Usti n/Labem 79-71
Jan. 18: BK Pardubice - CEZ Nymburk 66-81
Jan. 19: BK Prostejov - BC Kolin 123-86

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 26: Svitavy - BK Decin
Jan. 27: Usti n/Labem - Levice
Jan. 26: NH Ostrava - B&W Opava
Jan. 26: USK Praha - BK Pardubice
Jan. 25: CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov
Jan. 26: BC Kolin - Chomutov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec20.0 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.9 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.9 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.8 
 5. Fields, Chomutov17.4 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.4 
 7. Meno, USK Praha17.0 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.9 
 9. Bosak, Chomutov15.7 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.4 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.5 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.5 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.3 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Mroz, Svitavy6.9 
 8. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava6.9 
 10. Deloach, Svitavy6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.9 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.7 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 5. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.1 
 6. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 7. Pope, BK Decin4.0 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.7 
 10. Radulovic, BC Kol.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.8 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.4 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.2 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy2.0 
 7. Reese, Usti n.1.8 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Taylor, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.1 
 5. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Fields, Chomutov0.9 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 15-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 13-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 10-7 
 4. JBC Brno 9-7 
 5. Sokol P. 8-8 
 6. Liberec 8-8 
 7. Proton Zlin 8-9 
 8. Litomerice 7-9 
 9. Ostrava 7-10 
 10. Nymburk B 7-10 
 11. Kara Trutnov 6-10 
 12. U19 2-6 
 13. Sokol V. 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 18: Ostrava - Proton Zlin 67-75
Jan. 18: Nymburk B - Litomerice 66-70
Jan. 18: Sokol V. - Sparta Praha 57-80
Jan. 18: Loko Plzen - Sokol P. 100-80
Jan. 20: JBC Brno - Sokol H.K.
Jan. 20: Kara Trutnov - Liberec


J.Hradec signs Matej Venta - by Eurobasket News

BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec (NBL) signed 29-year old Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-85kg-84). He just played at BK Prostejov (NBL). Venta managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 11 NBL games this year he had 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg. The last season he played also at BK Prostejov. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Venta was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 39 NBL games last year he recorded 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Venta also played 5 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.0apg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Venta won Czech Rep. League championship title in 2009. He represented Slovenia at the World Championships U21 in Argentina eight years ago.
Venta has played also professionally in Czech Rep., Slovenia (Polzela and Krka) and Czech Republic (Novy Jicin and CEZ Nymburk).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

28-year old point guard Matej Venta (188-PG-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for J.Hradec and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat B&W Opava (#12, 6-16) 92-83. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. J.Hradec maintains the 11th position in Czech Republic league. J.Hradec is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-15 record. Venta just recently signed at J.Hradec and it was his first game, where he immediately became new team's leader.

Second best performed player last round was Showron Glover (180-PG-87) of Chomutov. He is American guard in his first season at Chomutov. In the last game Glover recorded impressive 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Chomutov lost that game 89-94 to slightly higher-ranked Svitavy (8-14). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Chomutov dropped in the standings to 10th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-14 record. Glover is a newcomer at Chomutov and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Chomutov's star - forward John Fields (205-F-88). Fields scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Fields' great performance Chomutov lost 89-94 to Svitavy (8-14). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Chomutov 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 eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fields could try to bring Chomutov's a little bit higher in the standings. Fields has individually a great season in Czech Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.4ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 10.4rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dusan Pandula (196-SF-84) of BK Prostejov - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Brandon Fields (193-G-88) of Levice - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kamil Svrdlik (206-PF-86) of BK Prostejov - 21 points and 6 rebounds
7. Andrew Naymick (209-C-85) of CEZ Nymburk - 11 points and 13 rebounds
8. Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Levice - 19 points and 6 rebounds
9. Tweety Carter (180-PG-86) of CEZ Nymburk - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Radek Necas (205-F-80) of CEZ Nymburk - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NBL Round 23: NH Ostrava loses to Levice - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL.

The game between second ranked NH Ostrava (16-7) and seventh ranked Levice (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. NH Ostrava was defeated by Levice in Levice 67-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of NH Ostrava. The game was mostly controlled by Levice. NH Ostrava managed to win third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levice dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to NH Ostrava's 32. American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 4 assists. Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Levice's coach Oleg Meleschenko used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for NH Ostrava. Levice maintains seventh place with 11-11 record. NH Ostrava at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Levice are looking forward to face bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. NH Ostrava will play against B&W Opava (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for CEZ Nymburk (20-1) which played road game in Pardubice against 3rd placed BK Pardubice (14-7). First ranked CEZ Nymburk had an easy win 81-66. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. It was a great evening for American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 assists. Radek Necas helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds. American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds. CEZ Nymburk have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-1 record. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Prostejov (#4) at home in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between fourth ranked BK Prostejov (14-8) and 5th ranked BC Kolin (12-10) in Prostejov on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. BK Prostejov outscored guests from Kolin 123-86. It was a quality performance for Dusan Pandula who led the winners and scored 28 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Demarius Bolds came up with 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for BC Kolin in the defeat. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. BK Prostejov have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 14-8 record. Loser BC Kolin dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. BK Prostejov will meet league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Kolin will play against Levharti Chomutov (#10) and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: bottom-ranked Usti n/Labem was beaten by BK Decin on the road 79-71. B&W Opava lost to J.Hradec on its own court 83-92. Svitavy managed to outperform Chomutov in Svitavy 94-89.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Matej Venta of J.Hradec.


BK Decin - Usti n/Labem 79-71

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked BK Decin (12-9) beat at home bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem (4-18) 79-71 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BK Usti nad Labem won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when BK Decin won last quarter 21-14. They made 28-of-33 free shots (84.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 BK Usti nad Labem turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for the former international Jakub Houska (207-82) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists for the winning side. The former international forward Stefan Licartovsky (196-84) came up with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (208-89, college: Texas Tech) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Decin moved-up to fifth place. Loser BK Usti nad Labem stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. BK Decin will meet Basketbal Svitavy (#9) on the road in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Levice (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: R.Lewandowski 15+5reb+1ast, S.Licartovsky 15+6reb+5ast, R.Ptacek 12+2reb+2ast, B.Reese 11+5reb+4ast, L.Horak 8+6reb+1ast, T.Hruby 8+1reb+1ast
BK Decin: L.Sanders 16+4reb+4ast, J.Houska 16+11reb, A.Alic 14+4reb+2ast, P.Pope 10+5reb+3ast, L.Stria 7+3reb+4ast, J.Jiricek 6+3reb
gschID: 183068


Levice - NH Ostrava 80-67

The game between second ranked NH Ostrava (16-7) and seventh ranked Levice (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. NH Ostrava was defeated by Levice in Levice 67-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of NH Ostrava. The game was mostly controlled by Levice. NH Ostrava managed to win third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levice dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to NH Ostrava's 32. American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 4 assists. Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Levice's coach Oleg Meleschenko used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Justin Greene (203-89, college: Kent St.) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for NH Ostrava. Levice maintains seventh place with 11-11 record. NH Ostrava at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Levice are looking forward to face bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. NH Ostrava will play against B&W Opava (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: L.Jurecka 13+3reb, R.Ames 12+1reb+2ast, A.Dufault 10+10reb+1ast, M.Gniadek 8+1reb+2ast, J.Greene 8+10reb, J.Stehlik 8+1reb
Levice: B.Fields 29+3reb+4ast, S.Nuhanovic 19+6reb, W.Kemp 16+1reb+6ast, J.Simmons 9+7reb+2ast, T.Mrvis 3+4reb+2ast, R.Nuber 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 183067


B&W Opava - J.Hradec 83-92

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked BK Lions Hradec and 12th ranked B&W Opava had identical 6-15 record. But B&W Opava was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from J.Hradec 92-83 on Saturday night. The game without a history. BK Lions Hradec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 33-of-43 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-84) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Roman Zachrla (200-87) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. The former international guard Ladislav Sokolovsky (200-77) came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds and forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for B&W Opava in the defeat. Five B&W Opava players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Lions Hradec maintains eleventh place with 7-15 record. B&W Opava lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 16 games lost. BK Lions Hradec will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play against the league's second-placed NH Ostrava (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: L.Sokolovsky 22+7reb+1ast, L.Toth 14+8reb+2ast, P.Dokoupil 13+5reb+4ast, M.Miklosik 12+8reb, J.Blazek 11+7reb+1ast, J.Sirina 9+3reb+6ast
J.Hradec: M.Venta 22+11reb+4ast, R.Zachrla 18+6reb+2ast, J.Tomanec 16+8reb, T.Voslajer 8+6reb+1ast, R.Kramny 8+6reb, O.Dygryn 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183066


BK Prostejov - BC Kolin 123-86

The game between fourth ranked BK Prostejov (14-8) and 5th ranked BC Kolin (12-10) in Prostejov on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. BK Prostejov outscored guests from Kolin 123-86. The game was mostly controlled by BK Prostejov. BC Kolin managed to win third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Prostejov shot 68.9 percent from the field and made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. BK Prostejov forced 22 BC Kolin turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. BK Prostejov looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a quality performance for Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The former international guard Pavel Slezak (186-84) accounted for 22 points and 5 assists for the winning side. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) came up with 28 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Bosnian point guard Dejan Radulovic (185-85) added 20 points and 7 assists respectively for BC Kolin in the defeat. Five BK Prostejov and four BC Kolin players scored in double figures. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. BK Prostejov have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 14-8 record. Loser BC Kolin dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. BK Prostejov will meet league's leader CEZ Nymburk on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Kolin will play against Levharti Chomutov (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: D.Bolds 28+2reb+1ast, D.Radulovic 20+2reb+7ast, S.Zuzak 14+6reb+1ast, R.Field 11+4reb+1ast, D.Machac 7+3reb, U.Benacek 3+3reb+1ast
BK Prostejov: D.Pandula 28+4reb+5ast, P.Slezak 22+1reb+5ast, K.Svrdlik 21+6reb+1ast, O.Kohout 15+4reb+1ast, R.Marko 15+5reb+5ast, J.Prasil 14+1reb+2ast
gschID: 183064


Chomutov - Svitavy 89-94

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (8-14) won against on the road 9th ranked Levharti Chomutov (8-14) 94-89 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Levharti Chomutov won fourth quarter 28-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Tomas Macela (178-88) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. American point guard Showron Glover (180-87) came up with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and the other American import forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) added 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for Levharti Chomutov in the defeat. Five Basketbal Svitavy and four Levharti Chomutov players scored in double figures. Basketbal Svitavy moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chomutov. Levharti Chomutov lost third consecutive game. Basketbal Svitavy will meet at home higher ranked BK Decin (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Levharti Chomutov will play against BC Kolin (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: S.Glover 27+5reb+4ast, J.Fields 20+9reb+1ast, P.Bosak 11+2reb+3ast, P.Stanek 10+2reb+2ast, A.Zampach 8+3reb, V.Honomichl 8+2reb
Svitavy: M.Deloach 19+6reb+4ast, T.Macela 15+5reb+3ast, J.Jelinek 15+5reb, P.Mroz 15+6reb, P.Harcar 12+3reb+1ast, T.Teply 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183063


BK Pardubice - CEZ Nymburk 66-81

An interesting game for CEZ Nymburk (20-1) which played road game in Pardubice against 3rd placed BK Pardubice (14-7). First ranked CEZ Nymburk had an easy win 81-66. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. CEZ Nymburk brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 assists. The former international forward Radek Necas (205-80) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) scored 20 points. CEZ Nymburk have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-1 record. BK Pardubice at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BK Prostejov (#4) at home in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: E.Zabas 20+3reb+2ast, T.Nelson 17+9reb, Z.Pospisil 7+3reb, P.Bohacik 7+5reb+3ast, L.Kotas 7+2reb+2ast, O.Peterka 6+6reb+4ast
CEZ Nymburk: T.Carter 22+3reb+9ast, R.Necas 17+9reb+2ast, M.Efevberha 15+2reb, A.Naymick 11+13reb, T.Pomikalek 6+5reb+2ast, L.Palyza 6
gschID: 183065



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 18-2 
 2. Horsens IC 16-4 
 3. Bakken 15-4 
 4. SISU 12-8 
 5. Naestved 10-9 
 6. Randers 8-11 
 7. Horsholm 5-13 
 8. Vaerlose 5-14 
 9. Aarhus BC 5-15 
 10. Aalborg 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 19: Aarhus BC - Horsens IC 76-91
Jan. 19: Horsholm - SISU 73-79
Jan. 19: Svendborg - Randers 105-75
Jan. 20: Vaerlose - Aalborg
Jan. 21: Naestved - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Donald RUTHERFORD
  Svend.
  (199-F/C-87)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Rutherford, Svend.24.2 
 2. Colas, Randers24.2 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.7 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.3 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 6. Ocana, Randers19.7 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.4 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose19.2 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.9 
 10. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.3 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.6 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.3 
 6. Walker, Naestved8.2 
 7. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Baker, Vaerlose7.7 
 9. Iversen, Bakken7.4 
 10. Moritz, SISU7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers7.0 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.8 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.0 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.9 
 6. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.4.4 
 8. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.0 
 9. Jakobsen, Bakken3.9 
 10. Dennis, SISU3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC2.9 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.4 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.2 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg2.1 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.1 
 7. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.7 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Washington, Svend.2.7 
 2. Colas, Randers2.5 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.4 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.1 
 6. Jukic, Horsholm1.1 
 7. Smith, SISU1.0 
 8. Thomann, Horse.0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.9 
 10. Jensen, Vaerlose0.8 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 19: Falcon - Jonstrup 99-59
Jan. 19: Lemvig - Glostrup 87-73
Jan. 19: Aarhus BF - Koge BK 85-75
Jan. 19: Stevnsgade - ALBA 82-63
Jan. 19: Virum - BMS Skovlunde 77-65
Jan. 20: Haderslev - Amager BK



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 15-8 
 2. Canton C. 14-10 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 13-7 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 13-10 
 5. Erie Bay H. 11-8 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 11-12 
 7. Springfield A. 6-14 
 8. Iowa E. 6-15 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 14-7 
 2. Rio Grande VV 12-8 
 3. Austin T. 12-10 
 4. Texas L. 11-10 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 10-11 
 6. Reno B. 8-11 
 7. Los Angeles D. 7-12 
 8. Idaho S. 6-16 

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 19: Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 96-87
Jan. 19: Los Angeles D. - Ft.Wayne MA 113-106
Jan. 19: Maine RC - Iowa E. 110-106
Jan. 19: Canton C. - Springfield A. 104-93
Jan. 19: Sioux Falls S. - Texas L. 102-93
Jan. 20: Santa Cruz W. - 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. Almond, Iowa E.20.4 
 5. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 6. Fortson, Los A.18.9 
 7. Summers, Maine RC18.8 
 8. Kennedy, Erie B.18.7 
 9. Howard, Ft.Wayne.18.2 
 10. Downs, Maine RC18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.5 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.5 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.1 
 4. Harris, Iowa E.9.5 
 5. Evans, Idaho S.9.4 
 6. Jackson, Austin T.9.4 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin9.3 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Summers, Maine RC8.4 
 10. Wright, 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. Fortson, Los A.6.3 
 4. Singletary, Texas6.2 
 5. Karl, Idaho S.5.5 
 6. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 7. Kennedy, Erie B.5.1 
 8. Uzoh, Springfield5.1 
 9. McNeal, Bakersfi.4.8 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Downs, Maine RC2.3 
 3. Wright, Maine RC2.2 
 4. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.2.0 
 5. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 6. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 7. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 8. Johnson, Rio G.1.9 
 9. Tyndale, Sioux F.1.9 
 10. Wright, Iowa E.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.8 
 2. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 3. Gladness, Santa C.2.4 
 4. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 5. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Flowers, Los A.2.0 
 8. Orton, Tulsa 66ers1.8 
 9. Foster, Sioux F.1.8 
 10. Eric, Canton C.1.8 



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  ESTONIA   

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 18: TU/Rock - Valga 97-71
Jan. 18: Tln Kalev - Parnu 91-92
Jan. 19: Rapla - TTU 75-70
Jan. 16: Kalev/Cramo - Rapla 73-60

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 22: Valga - Parnu
Jan. 22: TU/Rock - TTU
Jan. 25: Tarvas - Rapla
Jan. 25: Valga - Hito/Johvi
Jan. 26: Hito/Johvi - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Laksa, Tarvas17.1 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu16.1 
 4. Akenparg, TTU15.8 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas15.7 
 6. Okoye, Tln Kalev15.4 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.2 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.7 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.2 
 10. Pilk, Rapla14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.4 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.4 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla7.0 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 8. Cunda, Valga6.8 
 9. Keedus, TTU6.4 
 10. Dimsa, TU/Rock6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas5.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.9 
 4. Laane, Rapla3.9 
 5. Cunda, Valga3.9 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.7 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 8. Pilk, Rapla2.6 
 9. Akenparg, TTU2.3 
 10. Kriisa, 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, TTU2.0 
 4. Saage, TU/Rock1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.8 
 6. Keedus, TTU1.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.7 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.7 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Pilk, Rapla1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Arnold, TTU1.2 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Grim, Valga0.7 
 5. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 6. Raadik, Parnu0.6 
 7. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 8. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 9. Makke, TTU0.4 
 10. Nurger, Rapla0.4 


Estonian KML round 15 best performance: Bamba Fall - by Eurobasket News

Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-C-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Kalev/Cramo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Rapla (#6, 7-10) 73-60. Kalev/Cramo maintains the 3rd position in Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kalev/Cramo will need more victories to improve their 10-5 record. It's Fall's second year at Kalev/Cramo and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Bamba Fall averages this season 9.6ppg and 9.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Lithuanian Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu. Peciukevicius had a very good evening with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Parnu to edge slightly lower-ranked Tln Kalev (#8, 4-14) 92-91. Parnu'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 6-10 record. Peciukevicius is a newcomer at Parnu, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Parnu's star - Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-F-91). Matulionis scored 24 points and passed four assists. He was another key player of Parnu, helping his team with a 92-91 win against slightly lower-ranked Tln Kalev (#8, 4-14). The chances of Parnu not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Matulionis could try to bring Parnu's a little bit higher in the standings. Matulionis has individually a great season in Estonia. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.1ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev - 19 points and 10 rebounds
5. Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) of TU/Rock - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) of Kalev/Cramo - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu - 15 points and 9 rebounds
8. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Justin Ingram (188-PG-85) of TU/Rock - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Kalev/Cramo - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



KML Round 15: KK Parnu defeats Tln Kalev in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 15 in the KML took place in Tallinn. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (4-14) to seventh ranked KK Parnu (6-10) 92-91 in the game for the seventh place. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-91. 26 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) helped adding 24 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Parnu maintains seventh place with 6-10 record. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. KK Parnu are looking forward to face higher ranked Valga (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
TTU (#4) was upset in Rapla by seventh ranked Rapla 75-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of TTU. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Illimar Pilk accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) came up with 22 points and 5 assists for TTU in the defeat. Rapla (7-10) moved-up to sixth place. TTU at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Rapla will play against league's second-placed BC Rakvere on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TTU will play against the league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
KML top team - TU/Rock (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Valga (8-9) in Tartu 97-71. The best player for the winners was Justin Ingram who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Edgars Cunda who recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds. Undefeated TU/Rock have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-0 record. Loser Valga keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. TU/Rock will meet at home TTU (#4) in the next round. Valga will play against Hito/Johvi and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 15 Rapla lost to Kalev/Cramo on the opponent's court 60-73.


Rapla - TTU 75-70

TTU (#4) was upset in Rapla by seventh ranked Rapla 75-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of TTU. TTU was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Rapla, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 TTU turnovers. Strangely TTU outrebounded Rapla 37-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) came up with 22 points and 5 assists and the former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) added 16 points respectively for TTU in the defeat. Rapla (7-10) moved-up to sixth place. TTU at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Rapla will play against league's second-placed BC Rakvere on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TTU will play against the league's leader TU/Rock in Tartu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rapla: I.Pilk 16+5reb+3ast, R.Laane 13+5reb+7ast, M.Paasoja 13+1reb+2ast, A.Parn 12+2reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 11+6reb, I.Kajupank 4+2reb+3ast
TTU: K.Akenparg 22+3reb+5ast, E.Keedus 16+3reb+3ast, J.Puidet 7+7reb+1ast, M.Saarmets 6+1reb, A.Arnold 5+4reb, M.Kaja 5+6reb
gschID: 231149


TU/Rock - Valga 97-71

KML top team - TU/Rock (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Valga (8-9) in Tartu 97-71. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. TU/Rock outrebounded Valga 39-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international swingman Marek Doronin (200-83) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84) who recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Heiko Rannula (185-83) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively. TU/Rock have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-0 record. Loser Valga keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. TU/Rock will meet at home TTU (#4) in the next round. Valga will play against Hito/Johvi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 19+8reb+8ast, K.Saage 17+4reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 14+4reb+2ast, M.Doronin 14+8reb+2ast, R.Veideman 12+2reb+2ast, V.Allingu 8+3reb
Valga: H.Rannula 18+3reb+4ast, E.Cunda 15+8reb+3ast, V.Vares 13+3reb, R.Grafs 9+7reb+2ast, J.Jarvelainen 6+2reb+1ast, M.Grim 6+1reb
gschID: 231148


Tln Kalev - Parnu 91-92

The most exciting game of round 15 in the KML took place in Tallinn. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (4-14) to seventh ranked KK Parnu (6-10) 92-91 in the game for the seventh place. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-91. 26 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) helped adding 24 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) scored 20 points. Four KK Parnu and five Tln Kalev players scored in double figures. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Parnu maintains seventh place with 6-10 record. Tln Kalev at the other side keeps the eighth position with 14 games lost. KK Parnu are looking forward to face higher ranked Valga (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 24+3reb+4ast, A.Peciukevicius 20+9reb+5ast, R.Raadik 15+9reb+1ast, R.Raap 14+6reb+4ast, K.Evart 9+1reb+4ast, T.Hamarsalu 7+2reb+2ast
Tln Kalev: M.Campbell 20+2reb+3ast, I.Okoye 19+10reb, R.Roos 18+4reb+2ast, J.Vahter 13+4reb+1ast, M.Paiste 13+7reb+3ast, M.Kurg 8+2reb
gschID: 231147


Kalev/Cramo - Rapla 73-60

Very expected game in Tallinn where 7th ranked Rapla (7-10) was defeated by third ranked Kalev/Cramo (10-5) 73-60 on Wednesday. Rapla was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Kalev/Cramo dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Rapla's 28 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kalev/Cramo made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. The former international guard Tanel Sokk (182-85) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) who recorded 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Kalev/Cramo. Defending champion maintains third place with 10-5 record having three points less than leader TU/Rock. Rapla lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. Kalev/Cramo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn .
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: T.Sokk 17+6reb+2ast, A.Skele 16+5reb+3ast, B.Fall 13+14reb, G.Dorbek 12+5reb+1ast, T.Raadik 9+5reb, M.Dorbek 4+4reb
Rapla: I.Kajupank 14+5reb, I.Pilk 10+3reb+4ast, R.Ringmets 10+7reb, R.Laane 9+6reb+7ast, M.Paasoja 7+2reb+1ast, A.Parn 7+6reb
gschID: 231146



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 18-5 
 2. Pyrinto 18-6 
 3. KTP 18-6 
 4. Kataja 17-5 
 5. Kauhajoki 15-9 
 6. Kouvot 12-12 
 7. LrNMKY 12-12 
 8. Korihait 7-16 
 9. Salon Vilpas 7-17 
 10. Lapua 7-17 
 11. FoKoPo 6-18 
 12. Namika Lahti 5-19 

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 19: Kouvot - Namika Lahti 80-56
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - LrNMKY 79-71
Jan. 19: Kauhajoki - Nilan Bisons 77-86
Jan. 18: Pyrinto - KTP 75-85
Jan. 19: Salon Vilpas - Lapua 68-70
Jan. 20: Kataja - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.4 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.1 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.8 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot19.4 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua17.5 
 6. Logins, LrNM.17.5 
 7. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.2 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.17.0 
 9. Flowers, Kataja16.8 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.2 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 3. Giles, KTP8.5 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki8.4 
 5. Thornton, FoKoPo8.3 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 7. Johnson, Namika L.8.1 
 8. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 9. Thorpe, FoKoPo7.8 
 10. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.9 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.2 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.9 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.8 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.4 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.2 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.1 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 2. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Barrett, KTP1.6 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.8 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 18

A

Jan. 18: SayRi - BC Nokia 77-86
Jan. 19: Oulun NMKY - ToPo 73-98
Jan. 20: Pyrinto II - Tapiolan Honka
Jan. 20: Ura Basket - Porvoon Tarmo

B

Jan. 16: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe 84-60
Jan. 17: HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY 70-83
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 Nokia25.9 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.1 
 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. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 7. Capers, ToPo11.3 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.2 
 9. Coleman, ToPo10.5 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.6 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.5 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 4. Ginty, ToPo4.2 
 5. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.2 
 6. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.2 
 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.2.9 
 3. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.3 
 4. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 5. Capers, ToPo2.1 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 8. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 9. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
 10. Ginty, ToPo1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.1 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia1.9 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 6. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 7. Capers, ToPo1.2 
 8. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.2 
 10. Stephens, Huima1.1 


KORISLIIGA: Karhu - Bisons 77-86 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 24: Bison is stronger than a bear. At least in Finnish Top League basketball. Karhu (Bear) from Kauhajoki lost today vs Bisons (Loimaa) 77-86 (41-47). The visitors (Bisons) won the rebounds 32-42 and were shooting better even from the charity stripe: Karhu 5/15 (33%), Bisons 17/22 (77%). J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cleveland St.) (22 pts) and Giordan Watson (18 pts) were the only Karhu-players in double digits. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) led again the Bisons (18-5) with 25pts/13rbs/8a.
FoKoPo (Forssa) upset YMCA Lappeenranta with a strong start. FoKoPo was leading during the half time 41-23 and still 66-43, when the last quarter got started. YMCA LPR won quarter # 4 by 15 points (13-28), but FoKoPo won the contest 79-71. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, college: Houston) and Markus Molenius (203-F-92) scored 20 pts each. Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) led the visitors with 22 pts. Team's Finnish players scored 10 points.
YMCA LPR had two (2) FTs in this game!

Kouvot from Kouvola crushed YMCA Lahti 80-56 (34-25). YMCA Lahti is 1-10 on the road and the start at Kouvola was weak. Kouvot (12-12) led 17-5 after the opening quarter. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) leading Kouvot with 19 pts. Ilari Seppala (190-G-93) added 18 pts (treys 4/5). Louis Johnson (206-F/C-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: W.Illinois) (16pts/10rbs) and Emmanuel Holloway (183-G-86, college: Illinois St.) (13 pts) were the only players on YMCA Lahti (5-19) roster over 10 points.
Vilpas (Salo) lost at home vs Korikobrat (Lapua) 68-70 (29-29). Vilpas missed both Marquis Hall and/or Adam Brown. These American Guards are however no more on Vilpas (7-17) roster. Only Troy Barnies (200-F-89, college: Maine) and Shawn Atupem (200-F-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) were in double digits. Dominique Coleman (190-G-84, college: Colorado) made the winning bucket at time 39:37. Dwight Tolbert (195-F-86, college: Lander) led Lapua (7-17) with 18 pts.

Karhu - Bisons 77-86 (41-47). (J'Nathan Bullock 22/6, Giordan Watson 18, Tremaine Ford 8/6 - Martin Zeno 25/13/8a, Jeb Ivey 19, Mikko Koivisto 16. A: 615).
FoKoPo - YMCA LPR 79-71 (41-23). (Jahmar Thorpe 20/9, Markus Molenius 20, Charlie Burgess 12/13/6a - Matt Gibson 22, Jason Conley 16/8, Greg Logins 12/8. A: 358).
Kouvot - YMCA Lahti 80-56 (34-25). (Chris Hester 19, Ilari Seppala 18, Gilberto Clavell 17/9 - Louis Johnson 16/10, Emmanuel Holloway 13, Thomas Kelley 9. A: 888).
Vilpas - Lapua 68-70 (29-29). (Troy Barnies 25/10, Shawn Atupem 12, Alex Vaenerberg 7/5a - Dwight Tolbert 18, Samuel Haanpaa 14, Dominique Coleman 12).


In Division 1 A YMCA Oulu lost third time this season vs Torpan Pojat (Helsinki). This time ToPo (11-5) was crushing YMCA Oulu (9-6) on the road in Oulu by 25 points 73-98 (35-61). Russell Frederick (185-PG-88, college: Philadelphia) netted 20 pts for the hosts. HL Coleman (202-F-74, college: Wyoming) scored 21 and Marcus Capers (193-G-89, college: Washington St.) 20 pts for ToPo.
YMCA Oulu - ToPo 73-98 (35-61). (Russell Frederick 20, Dwight Coleman 19, Henri Vihavainen 12 - HL Coleman 21, Marcus Capers 20/9, Elias Kajander 17. A: 312).



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 19: Orleans - ASVEL 88-80
Jan. 19: Strasbourg - Paris-Levallois 88-73
Jan. 19: Nanterre - Poitiers 85-74
Jan. 19: Limoges - Gravelines 80-91 OT
Jan. 19: Dijon - Nancy 72-62
Jan. 19: Boulazac - Le Mans 68-77
Jan. 19: Roanne - Chalon 53-65
Jan. 21: Le Havre - Cholet


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.1 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.9 
 3. Fitch, Strasbourg17.2 
 4. Williams, Paris-.17.0 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers16.9 
 6. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.9 
 7. Jackson, AS.15.8 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy15.3 
 9. Green, Orleans15.2 
 10. King, Le Havre14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Brockman, Limoges9.6 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.2 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg8.1 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.9 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.7.4 
 6. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.7.2 
 7. Collins, Roanne7.2 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy7.2 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers6.9 
 10. Howard, Roanne6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Diabate, Nancy6.5 
 2. Pellin, Orleans6.4 
 3. King, Le Havre5.9 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.7 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.2 
 6. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.8 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines4.4 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.2 
 10. Everett, Cholet3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.1 
 2. Campbell, Stras.1.9 
 3. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 4. Pellin, Orleans1.8 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.8 
 6. Williams, Paris-.1.8 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers1.6 
 8. Eldridge, Boulazac1.6 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 10. Thompson, Le Hav.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.8 
 2. Sy, AS.1.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 5. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.1 
 6. Williams, Chalon1.1 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Fofana, Le Havre0.9 
 9. Williams, Paris-.0.8 
 10. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 18: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Lille 95-74
Jan. 18: Nantes - Boulogne 94-88
Jan. 18: Charleville - Hyeres-Toulon 93-99 OT
Jan. 19: Bourg - Bordeaux 93-77
Jan. 18: St Quentin - Evreux 84-87 OT
Jan. 19: St Vallier - Maurienne 81-98
Jan. 18: Antibes - Chalons-Reims 75-82
Jan. 18: Le Portel - Fos Ouest 73-67
Jan. 18: Denain - Rouen 61-72


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Brown, Maurienne23.4 
 2. Blue, Antibes20.3 
 3. Flowers, Denain20.1 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.6 
 6. Hilliard, Antibes18.2 
 7. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 8. Sanders, Charlevil.17.5 
 9. McKines, Rouen17.0 
 10. Bassett, Rouen16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Wood, Evreux10.2 
 2. Bing, Maurienne10.1 
 3. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 4. Lesieu, St Quentin9.6 
 5. Kitts, Denain9.5 
 6. McKines, Rouen8.9 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.8.7 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.2 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.0 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.3 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.3 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.8 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Calvez, Charleville5.0 
 8. Da Silva, Rouen4.8 
 9. Hannah, Evreux4.8 
 10. Julien, Hyeres-To.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 2. Craven, St Vallier2.5 
 3. Flowers, Denain2.3 
 4. Hannah, Evreux1.9 
 5. Siggers, Lille1.8 
 6. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 7. Mullins, Chalons-.1.8 
 8. Sonko, Bourg1.8 
 9. Wilson, Le Portel1.7 
 10. Dumas, Bourg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.2 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.7 
 3. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.2 
 5. Chism, Maurienne1.1 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 7. Burrell, Chalons-.0.9 
 8. Blue, Antibes0.9 
 9. Wesley, Rouen0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Boulogne0.9 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 19: Vichy - CFBB 90-68
Jan. 19: Orchy - Angers BC 49 88-65
Jan. 19: La Rochelle - Challans 83-69
Jan. 19: Monaco - Blois 75-67
Jan. 19: Souffel - Sorgues 71-62
Jan. 19: Cognac - Rennes 63-62
Jan. 19: St Chamond - Chartres 57-63


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues19.0 
 2. Kaunisto, Blois17.7 
 3. Herard, Challans17.6 
 4. Inglis, CFBB17.3 
 5. Hill, Angers BC 4917.3 
 6. Raji, Quimper17.1 
 7. Petrovic, Orchy16.8 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle16.8 
 9. Pene, Rennes16.6 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.5 
 3. Calasan, Monaco8.2 
 4. Diame, Rueil8.1 
 5. Inglis, CFBB8.1 
 6. Caskill, Cognac7.8 
 7. Sall, Rennes7.7 
 8. Tornato, Blois7.1 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle7.0 
 10. N''Diaye, Souffel6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.1 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.9 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.5.0 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.9 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.6 
 8. Saounera, Rueil4.3 
 9. Tillon, St Chamond4.1 
 10. Boivin, Chartres4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. El Amrani, Vichy3.0 
 2. Saounera, Rueil2.1 
 3. Pene, Rennes1.9 
 4. Bennett, Monaco1.9 
 5. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.9 
 6. Lessort, Vichy1.9 
 7. Sall, Rennes1.8 
 8. Mouillard, Cognac1.8 
 9. Herard, Challans1.7 
 10. Landu-Bongo, St1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moise DIAME
  Rueil
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Diame, Rueil1.6 
 2. Davis, Blois1.5 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.4 
 4. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 6. Tornato, Blois1.1 
 7. Rinna, St Chamond1.0 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.0 
 9. Kolb, Quimper0.9 
 10. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 


NM1 Round 17: No surprise as #1 Orchesien BC defeats Angers BC 49 - by Eurobasket News

NM1 is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 17 rounds left.

NM1 top team - Orchesien BC (12-3) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Angers BC 49 (5-10) in Orchies 88-65. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Orchesien BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Angers BC 49's players. American guard Russell Carter (196-85, college: Notre Dame) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and center Olivier Gouez (217-84) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Orchesien BC maintains first place with 12-3 record. Angers BC 49 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. They share it with Challans. Orchesien BC will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Monaco (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-15) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 15th consecutive match to fifth ranked JA Vichy (11-4) 90-68. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and Guillaume Pons accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Damien Inglis (203-95) came up with 19 points and 7 assists for CFBB in the defeat. JA Vichy have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. JA Vichy will play against La Rochelle (#6) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Rueil (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Fourteenth-ranked Union Rennes (4-11) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Cognac (11-4) on Saturday. Cognac managed to secure only one-point victory 63-62. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Dejan Sencanski who scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Omar Sall produced 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the guests. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cognac moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Union Rennes lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with St Chamond. Cognac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Union Rennes will play against Saint Chamond (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 17: Challans lost to La Rochelle on the opponent's court 69-83. Souffel managed to outperform Sorgues in a home game 71-62. Chartres managed to beat St Chamond on the road 63-57. Monaco defeated Blois on its own court 75-67.


La Rochelle - Challans 83-69

Very expected game when 13th ranked Vendee Challans (5-10) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked La Rochelle (9-6) 83-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by La Rochelle. Vendee Challans managed to win fourth quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. La Rochelle dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Vendee Challans' 30 and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Jeffrey Dalmat (191-91) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Samir Mekdad (188-86) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and forward Fabien Herard (198-79) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for La Rochelle. Newly promoted La Rochelle maintains sixth place with 9-6 record. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. They share it with Angers BC 49. La Rochelle will meet higher ranked JA Vichy (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vendee Challans will play against Blois (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: J.Cole 22+5reb+1ast, D.Sylla 10+3reb+1ast, S.Soliman 10+4reb+3ast, J.Dalmat 10+6reb+3ast, F.Sahraoui 8+1reb+3ast, A.Thomson 7+6reb+2ast
Challans: S.Mekdad 19+6reb, F.Herard 14+5reb+1ast, S.Cherasse 13+5reb, G.Jenkins 13+2reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 5+3reb+3ast, J.Geay 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184842


Orchy - Angers BC 49 88-65

NM1 top team - Orchesien BC (12-3) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Angers BC 49 (5-10) in Orchies 88-65. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Orchesien BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Angers BC 49's players. American guard Russell Carter (196-85, college: Notre Dame) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and center Olivier Gouez (217-84) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and center Maxime Chupin (205-89, college: Cal-Irvine) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Five Orchesien BC and four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Orchesien BC maintains first place with 12-3 record. Angers BC 49 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with ten games lost. They share it with Challans. Orchesien BC will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Monaco (#7) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Orchy: R.Carter 21+11reb+1ast, O.Gouez 18+1reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 14+2reb+2ast, T.Stanley 12+3reb, D.Petrovic 11+4reb, A.Belkessa 6+2reb+2ast
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 18+6reb, M.Chupin 12+8reb, L.Gunnarsson 12+3reb, A.Fellah 11+2reb+4ast, T.Lonzieme 8+2reb+1ast, S.Traore 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184844


Vichy - CFBB 90-68

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-15) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 15th consecutive match to fifth ranked JA Vichy (11-4) 90-68. The game was mostly controlled by JA Vichy. CFBB was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 28 and made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded CFBB 39-17 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. JA Vichy players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by CFBB's players. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Guillaume Pons (198-79) accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Damien Inglis (203-95) came up with 19 points and 7 assists and guard Charly Pontens (189-95) added 21 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. JA Vichy have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. JA Vichy will play against La Rochelle (#6) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Rueil (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vichy: Y.Smail 16+4reb, G.Pons 14+5reb+4ast, J.Reynolds 14+12reb+2ast, O.Da Silveira 11+5reb, G.Lessort 9+4reb, B.Thomas 9+2reb+6ast
CFBB: C.Pontens 21+3reb+1ast, D.Inglis 19+4reb+7ast, O.Yao-Delon 15+1reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 5+1reb+1ast, L.Paoletti 3+1reb, S.Gombauld 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184841


Souffel - Sorgues 71-62

Very predictable result in Souffel. where third ranked Souffelweyersheim (11-4) defeated 10th ranked Sorgues (7-8) 71-62 on Saturday. Sorgues was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 10. They outrebounded Sorgues 40-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Sorgues' players. The best player for the winners was guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) who scored 12 points and 4 assists. Center Tony Traineau (204-79) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sorgues keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Souffelweyersheim will meet at home Chartres (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sorgues will play against Quimper UJAP and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Souffel: J.Tschamber 12+3reb+4ast, F.Broliron 12+3reb, F.Minet 11+1reb+6ast, T.Traineau 10+8reb+1ast, A.N'Diaye 9+10reb, J.Bach 5+3reb+5ast
Sorgues: C.Mansare 21+9reb+1ast, R.Zamroz 15+4reb+3ast, A.Thinon 12+1ast, X.Pasut 8+6reb+2ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 4+3reb, P.Clerence 1
gschID: 184840


St Chamond - Chartres 57-63

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Saint Chamond (4-11) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked Chartres (6-9) 63-57 on Saturday. Chartres outrebounded Saint Chamond 42-25 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (199-86) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Adrien Boivin (185-91) chipped in 10 points and 5 assists. point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) produced 10 points and forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chartres moved-up to eleventh place. Saint Chamond lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Rennes. Chartres will meet league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint Chamond will play against Union Rennes (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chartres: M.Ipouck 16+10reb, A.Boivin 10+4reb+5ast, L.Avramovic 8+5reb, G.Lemon 6+4reb+1ast, A.Barakaou 6, Z.Bojovic 5+4reb+2ast
St Chamond: R.Tillon 10+3reb+3ast, J.Landu-Bongo 10+3reb+1ast, J.Rinna 6+8reb+1ast, B.Rey 6+2reb, R.Deal 6+3reb+1ast, I.Bankevics 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 184839


Cognac - Rennes 63-62

Fourteenth-ranked Union Rennes (4-11) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Cognac (11-4) on Saturday. Cognac managed to secure only one-point victory 63-62. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 16-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Cognac dominated on the defensive end, holding Union Rennes to just 6 points in third quarter. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Cognac forced 22 Union Rennes turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) who scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. Forward Omar Sall (195-80) produced 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Union Rennes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cognac moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Union Rennes lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with St Chamond. Cognac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Union Rennes will play against Saint Chamond (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 12+8reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 10+4reb+6ast, R.Hillotte 9+2reb+1ast, S.Doucoure 8+5reb, V.Mouillard 8+1reb+3ast, M.Buval 5+6reb+1ast
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 17, K.Kittar 10+4reb, G.Broudic 8+2reb+1ast, O.Sall 7+7reb+4ast, E.Esneu Doguet 6+1reb+1ast, B.M'Poy 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184837


Monaco - Blois 75-67

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Monaco (8-7) beat at home 7th ranked Blois (8-7) 75-67 on Saturday. Monaco made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Blois turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) who scored 17 points. Guard Moustafa Diallo (187-80) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Monaco moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Blois and Rueil. Blois lost their third game in a row. Monaco will meet at home Angers BC 49 (#12) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Blois will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Monaco: M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 17+3reb+1ast, M.Diallo 15+5reb, D.Vebobe 13+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 13+6reb, N.Calasan 7+6reb+2ast, O.Bardet 6+4ast
Blois: V.Kaunisto 15+10reb, G.Staelens 14+1reb+2ast, J.Tornato 12+12reb+1ast, W.Aka 8+5reb+3ast, K.Morlende 7+1reb, P.Brochard 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 184838



ProB Round 19 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Eighth-ranked Saint-Quentin (9-10) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked ALM Evreux (14-5) on Friday. The visitors from Evreux managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Jeremiah Wood who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Saint-Quentin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALM Evreux have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-5 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. ALM Evreux will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) at home in the next round. Saint-Quentin will play against Nantes (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Maurienne beat St Vallier on the road 98-81. Bourg won against Bordeaux on its own court 93-77. Lille was outscored by Pau-Lacq-Orthez in a road game 95-74. Nantes managed to beat Boulogne at home 94-88. Fos Ouest was defeated by Le Portel on the opponent's court 73-67. Denain was beaten by Rouen in a home game 61-72. Chalons-Reims won against Antibes on the road 82-75.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 37 points (!!!) and 5 steals by Wilbert Brown of Maurienne.


St Vallier - Maurienne 81-98

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-9) beat on the road 13th ranked Saint Vallier (7-12) 98-81 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Saint Vallier was better in third quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!) and 5 steals (made all of his seven free throws). Meredis Houmounou (188-88) contributed with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) answered with 16 points and 7 assists and power forward Harry Disy (201-84, college: Louisiana Tech) added 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Saint Vallier. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Saint Vallier lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against Olympique Antibes (#4).
Top scorers:
St Vallier: E.Craven 16+4reb+7ast, H.Disy 15+2reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 12+2reb, C.Rouse 12+3reb, F.Tortosa 9+2reb+2ast, I.Koma 6+2ast
Maurienne: W.Brown 37+3reb, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 15+3reb, G.Clerc 13+2reb+7ast, M.Houmounou 10+8reb+5ast, W.Chism 8+5reb+1ast, S.Darnauzan 6+6reb+5ast
gschID: 179401


Bourg - Bordeaux 93-77

Very expected game when 18th ranked Bordeaux (2-17) lost on the road to tenth ranked JL Bourg (10-9) 93-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JL Bourg. Bordeaux was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JL Bourg forced 19 Bordeaux turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) contributed with 16 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Rochel Chery (194-82) answered with 25 points and American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bordeaux. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bordeaux lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. JL Bourg will face SPO Rouen (#8) at home in the next round. Bordeaux will play against Lille Metropole (#13).
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: R.Chery 25+4reb+1ast, N.Wyatte 13+6reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 12+1reb+4ast, M.Guichard 9+1reb+1ast, D.Ceranic 8+3reb+3ast, M.Humphrey 4+2reb+3ast
Bourg: M.Sonko 30+7reb+1ast, D.Monds 16+4reb+1ast, J.Forte 14+3reb+3ast, A.Tanghe 11+5reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 6+1reb+2ast, P.Braud 6+4reb
gschID: 179399


Charleville - Hyeres-Toulon 93-99 OT

Hyeres-Toulon used overtime to knock down Charleville on the road. R.Wright stepped up with 30 points to pace the visitors. Newson added 19 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors who improved at 7-12 record in the 15th position in the ladder. Toney answered with 29 points and 14 boards for Charleville. P.Sanders had 14 points in the 14th defeat in the season for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Charleville: T.Toney 29+14reb+1ast, P.Sanders 14+4reb+2ast, V.Pridotkas 13+8reb, F.Calvez 12+4reb+4ast, A.Racine 12+5reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 6+1reb+3ast
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Wright 30+3reb+4ast, J.Newson 19+8reb, L.Sane 13+9reb+2ast, A.Julien 12+9reb+10ast, G.Radonjic 11+1ast, T.Dials 9+6reb+1ast
gschID: 179402


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Lille 95-74

Very predictable result when first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (15-4) rolled over at home 13th ranked Lille Metropole (7-12) 95-74 on Friday. The game without a history. Pau-Lacq-Orthez led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Lille Metropole's 26 and made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Lille Metropole 38-18 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) answered with 16 points and the other American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) added 10 points in the effort for Lille Metropole. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first place with 15-4 record. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Lille Metropole will play against Bordeaux.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 16+1ast, B.Gillet 12+2ast, S.Smith 10+3reb+1ast, M.Tensorer 8+1reb+2ast, L.Akono 7+2reb+2ast, M.Camara 6+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 18+7reb+4ast, A.Mendy 17+5reb, J.Morency 14+4reb+2ast, I.Ordin 14+1reb+2ast, R.Lesca 7+1reb+1ast, F.Lesca 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179400


Nantes - Boulogne 94-88

There was an upset when higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-7) lost on the road to twelfth ranked Nantes (8-11) 94-88 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SO Maritime Boulogne won third quarter 26-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nantes dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to SO Maritime Boulogne's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Abdoulaye Loum (210-91) answered with 24 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) added 25 points in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. Five Nantes and four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Nantes maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Nantes will face higher ranked Saint-Quentin (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: J.Rousselle 25+3reb+1ast, A.Loum 24+8reb+1ast, M.Var 19+9reb, A.Rowland 12+4reb+9ast, Z.Bah 4+1reb+1ast, V.Bigote 2+2reb
Nantes: J.Mathis 27+9reb+4ast, T.Henry 16+4reb+4ast, N.Gayon 12+4reb+2ast, E.Mendy 11+4reb, W.Soliman 10+2reb+2ast, L.Corbett 10+2reb+3ast
gschID: 179398


St Quentin - Evreux 84-87 OT

Eighth-ranked Saint-Quentin (9-10) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked ALM Evreux (14-5) on Friday. The visitors from Evreux managed to secure only three-point victory 87-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 13-10. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Guillaume Costentin (196-82) contributed with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds and American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALM Evreux have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 14-5 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. ALM Evreux will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) at home in the next round. Saint-Quentin will play against Nantes (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: A.Saaka 22+8reb+1ast, D.Williams 14+7reb+3ast, O.Romain 12+2reb+1ast, L.Simmons 12+5reb+1ast, K.Howell 8+1reb+1ast, A.Rambur 6+1reb
Evreux: J.Wood 25+12reb+2ast, D.Reed 17+2reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 12+4reb, G.Florimont 12+2reb+1ast, C.Hannah 10+2reb+3ast, G.Costentin 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 179397


Le Portel - Fos Ouest 73-67

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Le Portel (13-6) defeated at home 7th ranked Fos Ouest (10-9) 73-67 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 21-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) contributed with 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Sacha Giffa (202-77) answered with 7 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Algerian swingman Karim Atamna (194-80) added 6 points, 6 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Fos Ouest. Le Portel moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Antibes. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Le Portel will face Hyeres-Toulon (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fos Ouest will play against Chalons-Reims (#3).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 11+1reb+1ast, J.Williamson 10+1reb+1ast, T.Ramassamy 8+8reb, S.Giffa 7+8reb+1ast, P.Haquet 7, M.Dia 7+4reb+1ast
Le Portel: C.Bronchard 14+8reb+2ast, B.Mangin 13+1reb+2ast, R.Taylor 13+2reb+8ast, M.Bigote 10, D.Wilson 8+4reb, S.Gay 6+3reb
gschID: 179396


Denain - Rouen 61-72

There was no surprise when 16th ranked Denain Voltaire (5-14) lost at home to ninth ranked SPO Rouen (10-9) 72-61 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by SPO Rouen. Denain Voltaire was better in third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Denain Voltaire was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) added 7 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Denain Voltaire. SPO Rouen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Denain Voltaire lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. SPO Rouen will face JL Bourg (#10) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 13+6reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 12+4reb+2ast, M.Kitts 7+12reb, L.Humphrey 7, C.Cavallo 6+2reb+1ast, A.Liorel 5+3reb+3ast
Rouen: T.Wesley 17+10reb+1ast, W.McKines 16+9reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 14+6reb, O.Bassett 13+3reb+3ast, M.Courby 6+5reb+1ast, M.Diarra 6+4reb
gschID: 179395


Antibes - Chalons-Reims 75-82

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Chalons-Reims and 3rd placed Olympique Antibes had identical 13-5 record. But Olympique Antibes was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Reims 82-75 on Friday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Olympique Antibes won third quarter 15-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Guillaume Yango (205-82, college: Pacific) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Chalons-Reims (14-5) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Evreux. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Fos Ouest (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Saint Vallier (#14).
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 17+9reb+5ast, A.Hilliard 14+3reb+2ast, G.Yango 13+8reb, B.Monclar 9+2reb+3ast, R.Desroses 7+1reb, L.Bengaber 7+4reb+3ast
Chalons-Reims: T.Johnson 23+9reb+1ast, J.Burrell 18+10reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 14+5reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 14+2reb+2ast, K.Corre 5+1reb+3ast, P.Poupet 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179394



Tony Parker, Spurs hold off Hawks, 98-93 - by Eurobasket News

ATLANTA Tony Parker (188-PG-82) had 23 points and 12 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held off the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

Matt Bonner added 17 points, and Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter each had 14 for the Spurs, who gave forward Tim Duncan the night off.

The Hawks announced about 90 minutes before the game that guard Lou Williams faces season-ending surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee. Williams was hurt Friday at Brooklyn and the tear was found when Williams was examined on Saturday.

Then the Hawks lost guard Devin Harris to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 21 points. Kyle Korver, who started at shooting guard, had 19 points.

The Spurs led by 12 in the first half but Atlanta kept the game close in the final two periods. A basket by Hawks rookie John Jenkins tied the game at 72-all early in the final period, but Bonners basket gave San Antonio the lead for good.

Jenkins made two free throws with 22 seconds remaining to cut the Spurs lead to 94-91, but San Antonio beat the Hawks full-court press for an easy basket by Splitter.

In New Orleans, Klay Thompson had a season-high 29 points, Jarrett Jack scored seven of his 25 in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Hornets 116-112.

The Warriors trailed 110-108 in a topsy-turvy game when Jack hit two free throws with 52 seconds left to tie the score. He converted a tough floater to give Golden State a 112-110 lead, and he finished off the Hornets with three free throws.

In Chicago, Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had 13 points and 19 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Chicago Bulls 85-82 in overtime.

Memphis scored the first six points of the extra period, Gasols putback making it 82-76. The Bulls cut it to 83-80 on Jimmy Butlers layup and had a chance to tie, but Nate Robinson missed a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left.

At Salt Lake City, Randy Foye scored 20 points, Derrick Favors had a season-high 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-98.

Utah used a 31-point third quarter to take a 16-point lead into the fourth which they never relinquished as they scored their fifth win in six games.

Also Saturday, Marcus Thornton scored 18 points off the bench as the Sacramento Kings held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 97-93 for their third win in four games and the L.A. Clippers edged out the Washington Wizards 94-87 to maintain its lead in the Pacific Division.

In other games Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the slumping Houston Rockets 92-79 and the Milwaukee Bucks held on against the rallying Portland Trailblazers 110-104.
Courtesy of: http://sports.inquirer.net



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Adriatic League: MZT Skopje needs overtime to edge KK Split - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - KK Split 93:84 (OT)

MZT Skopje and KK Split needed extra five minutes before deciding on the winner. The hosts proved the strength claiming a tough victory. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) provided 19 points to lead the Macedonian team.
MZT Skopje were well in control in the opening quarter. The hosts exploded with 28 points in the first ten minutes to take a 7-point lead. The gap grew in the second quarter. MZT Skopje posted a 49:37 halftime advantage. However KK Split found the way to change the complexion of the encounter. They went on a 9:2 run midway through the third term to narrow the gap at 4 points 52:56. Srdan Subotic (190-G-80) finally levelled things up at 68 midway through the fourth term. He then put the visitors in front 69:68. The lead changed hands before Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) dropped a bucket to send the game into overtime. Vedran Vukusic put KK Splin front at the start of the extra period but MZT Skopje answered with 7 points in a row to surge ahead. The hosts kept the Croatian team scoreless in the reminder of the contest and rallied to the victory at the end. Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) nailed 16 points, while Nikola Otasevic (184-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) added 15 points for the winners. Vedran Vukusic answered with 23 points for KK Split. Srdan Subotic netted 19 points in the loss.

MZT Skopje: Todor Gecevski 19, Gjorji Cekovski 16, Nikola Otasevic 15
KK Split: Vedran Vukusic 23, Srdan Subotic 19



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Georgians Did Well in Pireos - by Akaki Bakradze

In the fourth round of 16 Top of Euroleague Viktor Sanikidzes Montepaschi beat Giorgi Shermadinis Olimpicos 74:72, as for Georgian basketball players they did quite well.
According to the coefficient, Shermadini was the best among the hosts, as for Sanikidze he had the second result in his team.
It is pleasant that Shermadini appeared in the start five first time after going through the current champion of Euro League and he satisfied expectations of the head coach. Georgian
centre played for 14:06 minutes and gained 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block shot and 3 turnovers.
Shermadini scored all the three two-point kicks and 3 penalty kicks form 4, he did not make any mistake. His coefficient was 21 and was the first in the club.
As for Sanikidze, this time he was not in the start five, he was very close to double double. Viktor played for 20:51 minutes and scored 2 two-point kicks from 5, 1 three point kick
from 2 and 2 penalty kicks from 5, he had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 1 turnover. Georgian forward gained two personal fouls, opponents gained 5 fouls against him. Sanikidzes
coefficient was 14.
It is remarkable that Montepaschi won the fourth match in a row in top 16 and with unbeatable Caja Laboral it is also leader. Olimpiacos which as only one victory and three
failures it in the fifth position. The next round is held on Janaury 24-25. Olimpiacos will host Maccabi Tel Aviv and as for Montepaschi, it is host Beshiktash on Janaury 25.
Viktor Sanikidze (203-SF-86)



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Team International wins All Star Game against Team National - by Eurobasket News

Team National- Team International 95:113

Team International wins All Star Game against Team National. The winners needed a strong first half and escaped with an easy 113:95 win.
Team International erupted with 31-16 lead and never looked behind after. They added 34-22 in the second frame and enjoyed 65:38 halftime advantage. Team National managed however to seal two victories in the second half. They won the third period 25-21 and finished the game with 32-27 in the last stanza.
Team National made 43 Total Rebounds, while Team International had 42.
John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while DaShaun Wood (185-PG-85, college: Wright St.) posted 18. Dwayne Anderson (198-PF-86, college: Villanova) added 17 and Reggie Redding (196-SF-88, college: Villanova) scored 10. Jan-Hendrik Jagla (211-PF-81, college: Penn St.) ended up with 20 points and Per Guenther posted 18. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) delivered 14 in defeat and Alex King (200-SF-85, agency: Pro One Sports) had 9.

Team National: Jan-Hendrik Jagla 20, Per Guenther (185-PG-88) 18, Maik Zirbes 14, Alex King 9
Team International: John Bryant 19, DaShaun Wood 18, Dwayne Anderson 17, Reggie Redding 10



Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) Mallet And Burtschi Are Going To Be Tough, But I Am Confident In My Shooting Ability - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Larry Gordon (196-F-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) is a 25 year old 196cm forward that is playing his first season in the German Beko BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005 to 2009 playing a total of 116 NcAA2 games. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 15.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 75.7%. He was a CCAA Player of the Year and NCAA D2 Finalist in 2009. In 2009-2010, he came to Europe as a rookie and played for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 75.8%. He played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 38 games: 14.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, FGP-3 (65.2%), 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 77.1%. He spoke to Eurobasket about the 2013 Beko BBL allstar weekend.

Phoenix Hagen finished the first half of the season in ninth place with a record of 9-9. How happy have you been with the play and what does the team need to improve in the second half of the season?

I'm happy that we are getting where we want to be at is time and that's close to a playoff spot. We still have a lot of work to do to secure a spot, but I think we are in perfect striking position. A couple more Wins and less losses, we probably would be in 6 or 7 place right now.


Phoenix Hagen is playing good basketball as of late. How have you gotten used to the Hagen play of If we can score one point more than the opponent than all is fine?

Yea we are playing with more sense of urgency, we have learned a lot from losses and Wins. We are starting to really define ourselves as what type of team we are and getting really comfortable with the style we like to play. I really enjoying how we are getting better and better each game.


Phoenix Hagen has had many guys that have been big in the scoring department with Davin White, David Bell or yourself. What player though has been the unsung hero of the first half?

I would say Davin because he is our point guard and when the pg is playing good, the whole team starts to play good, and you can see his progression from the first 6 games of the season till now, he has been on a mission as of late and guys are just following the lead.


How cool is it to be competiting in the three point shooting and dunk contest at the 2013 Allstar weekend?

I think it is very awesome. The fact that I never competed in a 3pt contest is very exciting, and the fact that its my first year in the league, I get to show my shooting skills as well as my athletic ability. Can't wait!

How have you been preparing for both contests?

I've just been doing my regular routine nothing special, getting up shots and practicing certain dunks I want to try to attempt.

What shooter did you always admire as a kid and now in the NBA?

I have a long list of great shooters, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Peja Stojakovic, Steve Kerr, Robert Horry. And now in the league I really like Ray Allen, Stephen Curry and Steve Novak.


Which shooter do you feel will give you the most problems? I believe that ex Phoenix Hagen forward Jacob Burtschi will be more than focused to win his second title

I agree with as well as Mallet who is a natural shooter as well as Burtschi. They are going to be tough, but I'm confident in my shooting ability. I'm not a pure shooter but I can knock them down. It's going to be fun.


What dunker did you always admire as a kid and which dunker do you like now in NBA?

Vince Carter! When I stared dunking, Vince Carter was the best of the best and might be the greatest Dunker of all time. And now I would say Blake Griffin, he punishes whoever is in between him and the rim, can't get any better than that.


Brian Hunter has had a great first season. Do you expect him to be your biggest opponent in the dunk contest?

I have no idea, most of the guys I really don't remember playing against and nobody really showed any super athletic ability, so think its anybody's contest. Who ever is more focused and wants it more will WiN.

Does team national have any chance of beating team international? What is your opinion of this kind of format?

I think it's a good format, and there are a lot of good German Players, but I think Team International is going to Win this battle.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

This is 40

Thanks Larry fort he chat





FC Bayern Munich Name Emir Mutapic To Coaching Staff - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


FC Bayern Munich has brought in a known face to the coaching staff with Emir Mutapcic The 62 year old Bosnian will aid the club as assistant coach until the end of the season. He had been an assistant coach for many years under Svetislav Pesic and then won five titles with Alba Berlin. The last coaching job that he had was Anwil Wloclawek (Poland-PLK) where he was from 2010 until 2012. He started his coaching career in 1996 for Lichterfelde (Germany-2.Bundesliga). He then was assistant coach for Alba Berlin under Pesic. He was head coach for Alba Berlin in their glory years to start the millenium. from 2000-2006. He won three league titles and two cups. He then coached Braunschweig from 2005-2009. In his coaching resume also stands Head Coach: Bosnian National Team -97, 04, European Championships 97, Head Coach: German U20 National Team -05-08, and Coach Assistant: German National Team -12

Source: FC Bayern Mnchen



Brian Harper (TBB Trier) The Key To Every Allstar Game Is The Fourth Quarter - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Brian Harper (206-F/G-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Paine) is a 27 year old 206cm forward that is commencing his first season in Germany in the Beko BBL for TBB Trier. He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. Brian's a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". Brian is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. He turned professional in 2007 and played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. In the last three years, he played in Japan for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season, he played 49 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the 2013 Beko BBL Allstar game.

TBB Trier has finished the first half of the Beko BBL season in sixth place. How happy have you been with the play and what does the team have to do better in the second half of the season?

I'm happy about how the team has preformed up to this point. With that being said we also realize that there is a lot of season left so we are going to stay focused on the second half of the season. I feel that if we continue to work hard and stay hungry we can have a successful second half also.


Which Trier player has been the unsung hero player in the first half that has helped the team the most?

I think the entire team playing well has been the key to the team being successful thus far ,but if I had to pick a unsung hero I would say Jarrett Howell . He has really done a great job of running the team and leading a young group of players and in my opinion has been huge for the team.


TBB Trier will play a big cup game soon. How excited are you for this game and how much do you love these do or die games?

I'm super excited! I love do or die games the intensity is always high.

You are taking place at the dunk contest at the 2013 Beko BBL dunk contest. How have you been preparing for this competition?

I've just been trying to come up with what I'm going to do and keep my body as heathy as possible so that I can try to put on a show for all the fans .

Might you use your teammate Andreas Seiferth to help spice up your dunks?

Lol I'm not sure but I guess it's a possibility who knows.


Who was your favorite NBA dunker as a kid and who do you like most now?

As a kid Michael Jordan and Vince Carter. Now I would have to say Blake Griffin.

Which dunker will give you the most competition? I believe a Larry Gordon might dunk up the competition?

I think that all the guys are great athletes and dunkers. It should be a real good Dunk Contest this year.

Does team national have any chance of beating team international? What kind of game do you expect and what will be key to winning the game?

I think it's going to be a great All Star Game both teams are super talented I don't see either team running away with it. The key to every All Star Game is the fourth quarter. That's when guys start taking it serious and trying to win.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Batman Dark Knight Rises

Thnaks Brian for the chat.




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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 19: Panionios - Ikaros 82-75
Jan. 19: Aris - Kolossos 75-52
Jan. 19: Panelefsiniakos - KAOD 74-76
Jan. 19: Ilysiakos - Peristeri GS 66-64
Jan. 20: Panathinaikos - PAOK
Jan. 20: AGOR - Kavala
Jan. 20: Apollon Patras - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 2. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.5 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 4. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.1 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 6. Printezis, Olympia.14.9 
 7. McGrath, PA.14.8 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros13.5 
 9. McCollum, Apollo.13.5 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Palmer, KAOD9.0 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.9 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.2 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.8 
 6. Haritopoulos, PAOK6.6 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.2 
 8. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.2 
 9. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 2. Petroulas, Periste.5.1 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.8 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.8 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos3.7 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.4 
 9. McGrath, PA.3.4 
 10. Sloukas, Olympiac.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.8 
 6. Petway, AGOR1.8 
 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. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.5 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.4 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Powell, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 9. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 10. Charissis, Aris0.9 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Filathlitikos 11-2 
 2. Nea Kifisia 10-3 
 3. Trikalla 10-3 
 4. Ikaroi Serron 9-4 
 5. Lavrio 8-5 
 6. Koroivos 8-5 
 7. Agia Paraskevis 8-5 
 8. Pagrati 7-6 
 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 13

Jan. 19: Lavrio - Ikaroi Serron 87-89
Jan. 19: Filathlitikos - Nea Kifisia 83-79
Jan. 19: Agia Paraskevis - Koroivos 80-74
Jan. 19: Pagrati - Trikalla 69-80
Jan. 19: Irakleio - Niki Volou
Jan. 19: OFI - Ermis Lagkada
Jan. 19: Arkadikos - Doxa Lefkadas


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. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.6 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.4 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio18.1 
 6. Kitsoulis, OFI17.7 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati17.6 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.16.8 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi15.9 
 10. Adetokoubo, Filat.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Noeas, Koroivos8.7 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.6 
 3. Manousos, Doxa L.8.4 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.2 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.1 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.7.8 
 7. Doychinov, OFI7.5 
 8. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.3 
 10. Kitsoulis, OFI6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos GIKAS
  Filathlitikos
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.5 
 3. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.3 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.0 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.1 
 6. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 7. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.9 
 8. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.6 
 9. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
 10. Saloustros, Filat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.5 
 2. Vranjes, Pagrati2.4 
 3. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.3 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.2.0 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos1.9 
 6. Onasoglou, Ermis L.1.8 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.1.7 
 8. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.7 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.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. Pelkic, Irakleio0.8 
 5. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.0.8 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.7 
 9. Kakiouzis, Lavrio0.7 
 10. Nikoloudis, Ikaro.0.7 



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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 18-3 
 2. Leiden 17-4 
 3. Groningen 14-7 
 4. M.Magixx 12-9 
 5. Leeuwarden 11-10 
 6. Den Helder K. 11-10 
 7. Zwolle 10-11 
 8. Weert 8-13 
 9. Amsterdam 2-18 
 10. Rotterdam 1-19 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 19: Weert - Den Helder K. 80-68
Jan. 19: Leeuwarden - Leiden 72-93
Jan. 19: M.Magixx - Groningen 68-81
Jan. 20: Amsterdam - Zwolle
Jan. 23: Den Helder K. - Groningen


Young number one in Holland for round 18 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Andre Young (175-G-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Den Bosch, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, six rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush M.Magixx (#4, 12-8) with 19-point margin 104-85. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Den Bosch to consolidate first place in the Dutch Eredivisie. Den Bosch have a solid 18-3 record. Young turned to be Den Bosch's top player in his first season with the team. Former Clemson University star has very solid stats this year. Young is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 7.0apg) and averages impressive 2.4spg,55.0% FGP and 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old international shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) of league's second-best Leiden. de Jong had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Leiden cruised to a 82-70 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Rotterdam (#10, 1-19). Leiden's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just four games this season, while they won 16 matches. de Jong is one of the most experienced players at Leiden and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Leiden's star - Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-F-87). Bekkering scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Leiden, helping his team with a 82-70 win against the lower-ranked Rotterdam (#10, 1-19). Leiden is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-4 record is not that bad... Bekkering has a great season in Holland. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.9rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Anthony Miles (182-G-89) of Rotterdam - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Matt Bauscher (188-G-85) of Den Bosch - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Zwolle - 14 points and 15 rebounds
8. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83) of Groningen - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Antwan Carter (198-C) of Weert - 22 points and 7 rebounds
10. Robbie Sihota (198-F-87) of M.Magixx - 10 points and 10 rebounds

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



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Adriatic League: Radnicki too good for Szolnoki - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki - Radnicki 66:78

Radnicki celebrated the second straight win in the Adriatic League season as they knocked down Szolnoki in Hungary tonight. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) fired 22 points to pace the Serbian side as they improved at 10-8 record in the ladder. Szolnoki remained at the bottom of the ladder at 4-14 record.
The hosts started the game confidently. They enjoyed an 18:15 lead after ten minutes of action. But Radnicki gradually took over. The Serbian team fired 27 points in the second term to post a 42:38 halftime advantage. The visitors deepened the distance in the third term. Radnicki limited the hosts at 13 points and ensured a comfortable 15-point lead before the fourth term. Szolnok could not recover and had to surrender at the end. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) finished with 15 points, while Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) added 15 points for the winners. Akos Horvath (193-SG-81) answered with 15 points for the home team. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) netted 11 points in the loss.

Szolnoki: Akos Horvath 15, Ernests Kalve 11
Radnicki: Aleksandar Capin 22, Ratko Varda 15, Terrico White 15



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  ICELAND   

Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Valur 9-0 
 2. Hamar 7-2 
 3. Haukar 6-3 
 4. Hottur 6-4 
 5. Thor AK 5-3 
 6. Breidablik 5-5 
 7. FSU 4-5 
 8. Reynir S. 2-7 
 9. IA 1-8 
 10. Augnablik 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 18: Hamar - Augnablik 99-64
Jan. 18: Thor AK - Hottur 98-87
Jan. 18: Valur - Reynir S. 90-71
Jan. 18: Haukar - FSU 82-57
Jan. 18: IA - Breidablik 65-79

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 28: Hottur - IA
Jan. 28: Haukar - Hamar
Jan. 28: Reynir S. - Augnablik
Jan. 28: FSU - Thor AK
Jan. 28: Breidablik - Valur



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Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 18: Dell Aspac - NSH GMC Riau 68-52
Jan. 18: Garuda - Tonga BSC 65-47
Jan. 18: Pacific Caesar - Stadium Jak. 60-76

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 20: Bimasakti - Pelita Jaya
Jan. 20: Dell Aspac - Satria Muda
Jan. 20: Garuda - Hangtuah


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andakara Prastawa DHYAKSA
  Dell Aspac
  (177-G-92)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.8 
 2. Sabara, Pacific14.0 
 3. Utomo, CLS Knights14.0 
 4. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.6 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac13.3 
 6. Regowo, Dell Aspac13.0 
 7. Pamungkas, Satya11.9 
 8. Sebayang, Pelita J.10.7 
 9. Budianto, Stadium10.4 
 10. Efendi, NSH G.10.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sabara, Pacific11.0 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.9.6 
 3. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.5 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.9.2 
 5. Nolland, Garuda7.1 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.6.9 
 7. Sucipto, NSH G.6.7 
 8. Damanik, Pelita Ja.6.6 
 9. Rizky Ardian., Bim.6.3 
 10. Prasetyo, Hangtu.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimaz MUHARRI
  CLS K.
  (181-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Muharri, CLS K.4.1 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.1 
 3. Sucipto, Satya W.3.9 
 4. Gerungan, Dell A.3.8 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti3.6 
 6. Indra, Pacific3.4 
 7. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.3 
 8. Wicaksono, Stadium3.1 
 9. Utomo, CLS Knights3.1 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.1 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.3 
 3. Sucipto, NSH G.2.7 
 4. Wijaya, Garuda2.5 
 5. Pratama, Garuda2.5 
 6. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.3 
 7. Nolland, Garuda2.2 
 8. Sabara, Pacific2.2 
 9. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.1 
 10. Dhyaksa, Dell As.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Rony GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 2. Teguh, Hangtuah1.6 
 3. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 4. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.6 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.6 
 6. Nasution, Satya W.1.4 
 7. Ruslan, Stadium1.3 
 8. Gunawan, Satria M.1.3 
 9. Nugroho, Satya W.1.1 
 10. Gendro Maryo., Bi.1.0 


ASEAN League: Saigon Heat better Indonesia Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat - Indonesia Warriors 77:72

Saigon Heat registered the second victory in the ASEAN League season. The Vietnamese outfit held off the visiting Indonesia Warriors. Dior Lowhorn (201-F-87, college: USF) finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds for the home team. The Warriors slipped at 0-2 record after the defeat.
The Warriors jumped to an early lead. The visitors ensured an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. However the Heat gradually took over. The hosts ignited a 22:11 run in the second term to post a 37:29 halftime advantage. The Heat stayed on fire throughout the third term. They poured in 27 points to enjoy a 10-point lead at the final intermission. The Warriors revived the intrigue in the fourth period. Steven Thomas put the visitors within one 72:73 with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. But Dehesa went perfect from the stripe and Phillip Aaron Morrison followed with a jumper to seal the victory for the Heat. Phillip Aaron Morrison had 15 points, while Jai Reyes (173-G) added 14 points and 9 assists in the win. Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) answered with 23 points for the Warriors. John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Saigon Heat: Dior Lowhorn 26+12 boards, Phillip Aaron Morrison 15, Jai Reyes 14
Indonesia Warriors: Mario Wuysang 23, John Smith 15



Indonesian NBL round 15 best performance: H Herman - by Eurobasket News

Center H Herman (193-C-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for CLS Knights, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (14 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Bimasakti (#9, 2-7) 72-64. CLS Knights maintains the 3rd position in Indonesian NBL. They are still close to the very top. CLS Knights would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. It's Herman's second year at CLS Knights and it's hard to imagine this team without him. H Herman averages this season 5.6ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Galank Gunawan (194-PF-87) of Satria Muda. Gunawan had a very good evening with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Satria Muda to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Tonga BSC (#12, 1-9) 66-35. Satria Muda's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gunawan is one of the most experienced players at Satria Muda and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-PF-90) of Bimasakti (#9). Rizky Ardiansyah scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Rizky Ardiansyah's great performance Bimasakti lost 64-72 to the higher-ranked CLS Knights (#3, 8-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bimasakti can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-7 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Rizky Ardiansyah he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Rizky Ardiansyah has a very solid season. In 9 games in Indonesia he scored 13.6ppg. He also has 6.3rpg and FGP: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tri Wilopo (180-G/F-86) of Hangtuah - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) of Satria Muda - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ahmad Junaidi (188-F-90) of Hangtuah - 12 points and 4 rebounds
7. Kevin Argadiba (195-C-94) of Satria Muda - 6 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. H Hardianus (175-PG-92) of Hangtuah - 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Ponsianus Indrawan (191-C-85) of Pelita Jaya - 14 points and 6 rebounds
10. Mei Joni (188-G-89) of Hangtuah - 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



NBL Round 16: Leader Dell Aspac gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL.

Undefeated leader Dell Aspac delivered the tenth consecutive win on Friday night. This time they beat 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-9) 68-52 in Jakarta. The game without a history. Dell Aspac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 7 points in second quarter. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) fired 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Rizky Effendi (187-88) chipped in 15 points. Center Max Yanto (215-83) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Dell Aspac (10-0) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. NSH GMC Riau lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with nine games lost. Dell Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. NSH GMC Riau will play at home against Bimasakti (#9) in Sakti and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Surabaya was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Stadium Jakarta (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-7). Stadium Jakarta defeated Pacific Caesar 76-60. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Anton Sujarwo (186-84) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Indra Budianto contributed with 14 points for the winners. Stadium Jakarta's coach Abdurrachman Padang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Airlangga Sabara (190-85) replied with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Pacific Caesar. Stadium Jakarta moved-up to sixth place. Pacific Caesar lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Stadium Jakarta will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar will play on the road against Hangtuah (#7) in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Bandung. Local Garuda (7-3) beat 12th ranked Tonga BSC (1-10) 65-47 on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Surliyadin who helped to win the game recording 12 points. At the losing side Richardo Orlando Uneputty responded with 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Garuda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-3 record. Tonga BSC lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



Group Jakarta
Pacific Caesar - Stadium Jak. 60-76

The game in Surabaya was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Stadium Jakarta (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-7). Stadium Jakarta defeated Pacific Caesar 76-60. It looked good early as Pacific Caesar took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Stadium Jakarta had a 21-13 second period charge getting the lead and Pacific Caesar was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-76. Stadium Jakarta forced 29 Pacific Caesar turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Anton Sujarwo (186-84) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Indra Budianto (181-83) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Stadium Jakarta's coach Abdurrachman Padang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Airlangga Sabara (190-85) replied with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Dony Kurniawan (178-88) added 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Pacific Caesar. Stadium Jakarta moved-up to sixth place. Pacific Caesar lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Stadium Jakarta will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar will play on the road against Hangtuah (#7) in Pandang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stadium Jak.: A.Sujarwo 20+5reb+5ast, I.Budianto 14+3reb+2ast, M.Wicaksono 9+4reb+1ast, D.Iskandar 8+7reb, R.Ariestedes 7+4reb, Y.Saputra 7+5reb+2ast
Pacific Caesar: D.Kurniawan 17+5reb, G.Nagata 14+3reb, A.Sabara 12+9reb+6ast, M.Fauzia 6+3reb, E.Sasmito 6+7reb+5ast, C.Indra 3+2ast
gschID: 230011


Group Jakarta
Dell Aspac - NSH GMC Riau 68-52

Undefeated leader Dell Aspac delivered the tenth consecutive win on Friday night. This time they beat 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-9) 68-52 in Jakarta. The game without a history. Dell Aspac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding NSH GMC Riau to just 7 points in second quarter. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) fired 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Rizky Effendi (187-88) chipped in 15 points. Center Max Yanto (215-83) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds and Yunus Efendi (186-83) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dell Aspac (10-0) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. NSH GMC Riau lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with nine games lost. Dell Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. NSH GMC Riau will play at home against Bimasakti (#9) in Sakti and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dell Aspac: R.Effendi 15+4reb+2ast, P.Regowo 10+8reb+3ast, S.Carsera 7+3reb+1ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 7+2reb+3ast, D.Gerungan 7+1reb+2ast, H.Santosa 5+2reb
NSH GMC Riau: M.Yanto 23+7reb, Y.Efendi 10+2reb+2ast, L.Alfian Eka Koswara 4+2reb, J.Sucipto 4+6reb+2ast, R.Febriyan 4+4reb+1ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 230010


Group Jakarta
Garuda - Tonga BSC 65-47

The game with biggest result difference took place in Bandung. Local Garuda (7-3) beat 12th ranked Tonga BSC (1-10) 65-47 on Friday night. Garuda dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Tonga BSC's 18. Garuda forced 19 Tonga BSC turnovers and outrebounded them 40-21 including 26 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Surliyadin (188-90) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and Chandistira Pranatyo (185-89) who added 9 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) responded with 13 points and 4 assists and Andri Hermawan (180-92) scored 8 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Garuda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-3 record. Tonga BSC lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Garuda: Surliyadin 12+2reb+3ast, D.Pratama 9+5reb+1ast, C.Pranatyo 9+5reb+2ast, F.Minallah 8+5reb+1ast, V.Nolland 7+5reb+2ast, W.Wijaya 6+3reb+3ast
Tonga BSC: R.Orlando Uneputty 13+3reb+4ast, A.Hermawan 8+1reb+2ast, H.Herlusdityo 7+2reb, P.Susanto 6+3reb+1ast, A.Prasetyo 5+3reb+1ast, M.Hardian Wicaksono 2+2reb
gschID: 230012



Best players of Indonesian NBL round 16 - by Eurobasket News

Anton Sujarwo (186-G-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for Stadium Jak. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 20 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Stadium Jak. in his team's victory, helping them to crush Pacific Caesar (#8, 3-7) with 16-point margin 76-60. Stadium Jak. is placed at 6th position in Indonesian NBL. Stadium Jak. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-5 record. In the team's last game Sujarwo had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at Stadium Jak. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Anton Sujarwo averages this season 6.2ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old center Max Yanto (215-C-83) of NSH GMC Riau. Yanto impressed basketball fans with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as NSH GMC Riau lost that game 52-68 to league's leader Dell Aspac (#1, 10-0). NSH GMC Riau is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory NSH GMC Riau managed to get this year. Yanto is well-known by NSH GMC Riau fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Dony Kurniawan (178-SF-88) of Pacific Caesar (#8). Kurniawan scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Kurniawan's great performance Pacific Caesar lost 60-76 to slightly higher-ranked Stadium Jak. (#6, 6-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Pacific Caesar not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Kurniawan could try to bring Pacific Caesar's a little bit higher in the standings. Kurniawan has a very solid season. In 9 games in Indonesia he scored 4.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rizky Effendi (187-SF-88) of Dell Aspac - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Airlangga Sabara (190-PF-85) of Pacific Caesar - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Wahyu Jati (189-F-77) of Dell Aspac - 2 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Indra Budianto (181-SG-83) of Stadium Jak. - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) of Dell Aspac - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Surliyadin (188-F-90) of Garuda - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Yohanes Saputra (182-G-88) of Stadium Jak. - 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Jeff Mason & Grant Maxey signed for Al-Tadamoun !!!! - by Ahmad Madwar

The American Guard and NCAA 2 NABC Division II All-America Team -11 Jefferson Mason (198-G-88, college: Minnesota St.) signed with Al-Tadmoun to play with them for the rest of season .. Jeff played in Romania and Germany before, and had experience with N.Colorado in NCAA & Minnesota State-Mankato in NCAA2 .. and here is his Awards/Achievements:
HS: all-tournament team -06
Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Central Region 2nd Team -10
NABC Division II All-Central Region 1st Team -10, 11
NSIC Regular Season Champion -10, 11
All-NSIC 1st Team -10, 11
All-NSIC Defensive Player of the Year -10
NSIC Tournament Semifinals -11
NCAA D2 All-Tournament Team -11
NCAA D2 Final Four -11
NABC Division II All-America Team -11
Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -12

another american player signed with club he is the forward Grant Maxey (200-F-88, college: Jackson St.) (200-F-88, college: Jackson St.) .. Grant graduated from Jackson St. in NCAA at 2011 with really good numbers : 2010-2011: Jackson St. (NCAA): 31 games: 13.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 78.3%, and he had a short experience with South Carolina Warriors in ABA league last season, and he reached the final with his team .. and here is his Awards/Achievements:
SWAC All-Tournament Team -07, 09, 11
SWAC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 09, 11
SWAC Tournament Winner -07
All-SWAC 1st Team -08, 09, 11
SWAC Tournament Finalist -08, 09
NABC Division I All-District 23 First Team -09
SWAC Regular Season Champion -10
SWAC Tournament Semifinals -11
Black College All-Star Classic -11
ABA Finalist -12

Jeff and Grant suppose to add big addition for Al-Tadamoun club in the second half of the league which will start by 20th Feb .. the both players arrived to Al-Najaf city 2days ago ..
We wish them all the best and good luck for them first experience in the middle-east



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Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 14-3 
 2. Matera 13-5 
 3. Agrigento 11-6 
 4. Castelletto 11-6 
 5. Bari 10-7 
 6. Treviglio 10-7 
 7. Lucca 10-7 
 8. Omegna 10-8 
 9. Casalpusterlengo 8-9 
 10. Chieti 8-9 
 11. Firenze 8-9 
 12. Reggio Calabr. 7-10 
 13. Ferrara 7-10 
 14. Mirandola 6-11 
 15. Recanati 6-11 
 16. San Severo 6-11 
 17. Perugia 5-12 
 18. Latina Basket 5-13 
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 1. Bologna 6-4 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 19: Omegna - Matera 61-44
Jan. 20: Treviglio - Latina Basket
Jan. 20: Ferrara - Mirandola
Jan. 20: Perugia - Torino
Jan. 20: Lucca - Chieti
Jan. 20: Castelletto - Recanati
Jan. 20: Bari - San Severo
Jan. 20: Agrigento - Reggio Calabr.


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.2 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.2 
 3. Ferrarese, Trevigl.16.6 
 4. Gueye, San Severo16.5 
 5. Casadei, Firenze16.4 
 6. Circosta, Bologna16.4 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari16.1 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.16.1 
 9. Bolzonella, Castel.15.9 
 10. Iannilli, San Sev.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.11.7 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.6 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.9.1 
 4. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.8 
 5. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.7 
 6. Raminelli, Bologna8.7 
 7. Pazzi, Castelletto8.5 
 8. Benfatto, Ferrara8.3 
 9. Mancin, Mirandola7.7 
 10. Bisconti, Bari7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.1 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.6 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.6 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 5. Rajola, Chieti3.8 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.8 
 7. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 8. Mariani, Omegna3.2 
 9. Santolamazza, Lati.3.0 
 10. Gnaccarini, Recan.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Bologna
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Piazza, Bologna3.8 
 2. Cortesi, Ferrara3.5 
 3. Parente, Lucca3.3 
 4. Vico, Matera3.3 
 5. Tavernelli, Latina3.2 
 6. Bonamente, Perugia