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  ABA   



Wins for San Diego and West Texas - by Gianni Pascucci

The San Diego Surf ended last game in dominating fashion. Over the last weekend, they claimed a 130-115 win over the Orange County Novasars. David Kinder (6'8''-F/C-86) n was the man of the game with 28pts and 10 rebouns. The Surf are now 7-2 on the season.
The West Texas Whirlwinds beat the Dallas Vandals 109-106. Whirlwinds was lead by Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB), who hit nine 3's and a number of high flying dunks scoring 45 points (!) and grabbing 12 rebs, Larry Boyd (6'4''-G/F-82) added 18 pts and 13 rebs, Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO) 11 pts, 14 assist and 6 steals. Vandals was lead by Will Haynes (6'8''-F-79, college: Manhattan) with 28 points and 14 rebs. The Whirlwinds is now 9-2 on the season



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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 8-10 
 10. Zadar 7-11 
 11. KK Split 7-11 
 12. Cibona 6-12 
 13. Siroki WWin 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. 20: Krka - Siroki WWin 74-71
Jan. 19: Cedevita - Un.Olimpija 73-67
Jan. 19: Szolnok - Radnicki KG 66-78
Jan. 19: Partizan - Buducnost 63-50

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 26: Cedevita - Zadar
Jan. 26: Un.Olimpija - Igokea
Jan. 26: Crvena Zvezda - MZT Skopje
Jan. 26: KK Split - Szolnok
Jan. 26: Radnicki KG - Partizan
Jan. 26: Buducnost - Krka
Jan. 26: Siroki WWin - Cibona


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. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 9. Cekovski, MZT S.5.6 
 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, Krka4.5 
 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, Krka0.7 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 
 10. White, Radnicki KG0.5 


Round 18: Igokea beats Zvezda by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Adriatic League took place in Aleksandrovac. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Serbian Zvezda (12-6) to first ranked Bosnian Igokea (15-3) 80-77 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zvezda. Igokea shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Zvezda. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Igokea have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-3 record. Zvezda at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. They share the position with Partizan. Igokea are looking forward to face Un.Olimpija (#8) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zvezda will play at home against MZT Skopje (#7) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. Thirteenth ranked KK Zadar edged visiting Cibona (6-12) 78-76. Swingman Ante Delas (200-88) scored 12 points to lead the charge for the winners and Toni Prostran chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Davor Kus (192-78, agency: Interperformances) with 16 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. KK Zadar (7-11) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with KK Split. Cibona lost third consecutive game. Defending Croatian champion dropped to the twelfth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Siroki WWin. KK Zadar will play against higher ranked Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cibona will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin (#13) in Siroki Brijeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Serbian Partizan (12-6) which hosted in Beograd 4th ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (10-8). Third ranked Partizan managed to get a 13-point victory 63-50. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. Drew Gordon notched 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 16 points by Aleksa Popovic did not help to save the game for Buducnost. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Serbian champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Partizan will meet Radnicki KG (#6) in the next round. Buducnost will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and hope to secure a win.
Croatian KK Split (#10) forced the game against FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (#6) into an overtime, but lost by nine points 84-93. The best player for the winners was Todor Gecevski who scored 19 points. KK Split's coach Mladen Erjavec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending FYR Macedonian champion (10-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. KK Split at the other side keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. MZT Skopje's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Zvezda in Beograd and it may be the game of the week. KK Split will play at home against Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok.
Important game to mention about took place in Novo Mesto. Ninth ranked Slovenian Krka (8-10) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (6-12) 74-71 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of HKK Siroki WWin. It was a good game for Jaka Klobucar who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Krka have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Slovenian champion maintains ninth position with 8-10 record. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the twelfth place with 12 games lost. Krka will face higher ranked Buducnost (#5) in Podgorica in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. HKK Siroki WWin will play at home against Cibona (#12) in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 18 Un.Olimpija was beaten by Cedevita on the road 73-67. Bottom-ranked Szolnok lost to Radnicki KG on its own court 66-78.
The most impressive performance of 18th round was 22 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists by Aleksandar Capin of Radnicki KG.


Krka - Siroki WWin 74-71

Important game to mention about took place in Novo Mesto. Ninth ranked Slovenian Krka (8-10) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (6-12) 74-71 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of HKK Siroki WWin. HKK Siroki WWin was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 21-17 charge of Krka, which allowed them to win the game. HKK Siroki WWin was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Jaka Klobucar (198-87) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Croatian point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) added 15 points and 4 assists in the effort for HKK Siroki WWin. Krka have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Slovenian champion maintains ninth position with 8-10 record. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the twelfth place with 12 games lost. Krka will face higher ranked Buducnost (#5) in Podgorica in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. HKK Siroki WWin will play at home against Cibona (#12) in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 15+3reb+4ast, I.Ramljak 15+5reb, Z.Sakic 13+7reb+3ast, K.Vragovic 9+6reb+4ast, J.Jones 8+2reb+3ast, B.Barac 4+5reb+1ast
Krka: J.Klobucar 21+6reb+3ast, J.Vladovic 13+8reb+7ast, D.Lorbek 12+3reb+1ast, E.Kastrati 8+2reb, J.Lalic 6+2reb, M.Rojc 6+1reb
gschID: 183746


Partizan - Buducnost 63-50

An interesting game for Serbian Partizan (12-6) which hosted in Beograd 4th ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (10-8). Third ranked Partizan managed to get a 13-point victory 63-50. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Buducnost. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. Buducnost managed to win third quarter 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Buducnost 37-22 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) notched 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Even 16 points by Aleksa Popovic (201-87) did not help to save the game for Buducnost. Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: Beo Basket) added 9 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Serbian champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Partizan will meet Radnicki KG (#6) in the next round. Buducnost will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: A.Popovic 16+3reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 9+2reb, C.Vitkovac 9+5reb, V.Mihailovic 5+1reb, G.Lee 4+3reb, N.Ivanovic 3+1reb
Partizan: V.Lucic 12+4reb, D.Gordon 11+7reb+2ast, D.Musli 9+8reb+1ast, D.Bertans 8+1reb+1ast, D.Milosavljevic 7+2reb+2ast, N.Gordic 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183747


Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 80-77

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Adriatic League took place in Aleksandrovac. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Serbian Zvezda (12-6) to first ranked Bosnian Igokea (15-3) 80-77 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Zvezda. Igokea shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Zvezda. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Igokea have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-3 record. Zvezda at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. They share the position with Partizan. Igokea are looking forward to face Un.Olimpija (#8) in Ljubljana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zvezda will play at home against MZT Skopje (#7) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: B.Savovic 16+11reb, D.Nelson 15+7reb+3ast, I.Rakocevic 10+4reb+5ast, R.Katic 10+3reb+2ast, M.Scott 8+3reb, E.Brown 5+1reb+1ast
Igokea: M.Brkic 15+8reb+1ast, B.Jorovic 13+1reb+4ast, C.Hammonds 12+1reb+5ast, M.Komatina 12+2reb, N.Joksimovic 7+8reb+2ast, M.Dozet 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 183750


Cedevita - Un.Olimpija 73-67

Everything could happen in Zagreb at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Croatian Cedevita and 8th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija had identical 9-8 record. This time Cedevita used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Ljubljana 73-67 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-67. Cedevita looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for Bosnian-Croatian center Goran Suton (208-85, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 8 rebounds. FYR Macedonian-Slovenian point guard Vlado Ilievski (190-80, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Dino Muric (200-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Finnish guard Sasu Salin (192-91) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Un.Olimpija. Five Cedevita and four Un.Olimpija players scored in double figures. Cedevita (10-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Un.Olimpija keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Cedevita will face KK Zadar (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Un.Olimpija will play against the league's leader Igokea in Aleksandrovac.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: K.Prepelic 14+1reb, D.Muric 14+10reb+3ast, A.Omic 11+2reb+1ast, S.Salin 11+7reb, J.Blazic 7+3reb+2ast, D.Bubnic 6+5reb
Cedevita: V.Ilievski 13+1reb+8ast, M.Bazdaric 12+4reb+1ast, M.Tomas 12+1reb, G.Suton 12+8reb+2ast, B.Wright 10+2reb+4ast, P.Suput 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 183751


MZT Skopje - KK Split 93-84 OT

Croatian KK Split (#10) forced the game against FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (#6) into an overtime, but lost by nine points 84-93. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Split won third quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where KK Split used huge pressure winning it 21-17 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 5-14. 25 personal fouls committed by KK Split helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) who scored 19 points. Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Srdan Subotic (190-80) who recorded 19 points and 5 assists and forward Vedran Vukusic (206-82, college: Northwestern) added 23 points respectively. Five MZT Skopje and four KK Split players scored in double figures. KK Split's coach Mladen Erjavec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending FYR Macedonian champion (10-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. KK Split at the other side keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. MZT Skopje's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Zvezda in Beograd and it may be the game of the week. KK Split will play at home against Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok.
Top scorers:
KK Split: V.Vukusic 23+3reb+2ast, S.Subotic 19+4reb+5ast, N.Vujcic 10+3reb+2ast, J.Sobin 10+4reb+1ast, T.Dijan 9+1reb, F.Kruslin 6+3reb+2ast
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 19+3reb+3ast, G.Cekovski 16+4reb+1ast, N.Otasevic 15+6ast, B.Bakic 14+4reb+2ast, U.Nikolic 12+2reb, D.Stojanovski 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 183749


Szolnok - Radnicki KG 66-78

Very expected game when 14th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (4-14) lost at home to eighth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (10-8) 78-66 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-66. Radnicki KG looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Latvian forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Akos Horvath (193-81) added 15 points in the effort for Szolnok. Radnicki KG moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Szolnok lost fourth consecutive game. Defending Hungarian champion stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Radnicki KG will face higher ranked Partizan (#3) in Beograd in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Szolnok will play on the road against KK Split (#11).
Top scorers:
Szolnok: A.Horvath 15+3reb+1ast, E.Kalve 11+8reb+2ast, J.Florence 10+1reb+5ast, S.Sehovic 9+6reb+1ast, M.Bader 8+7reb, B.Simon 5+2reb+2ast
Radnicki KG: A.Capin 22+6reb+10ast, R.Varda 18+6reb, T.White 15+9reb+2ast, S.Sinovec 9+4reb+2ast, M.Borisov 9+5reb+4ast, D.Mijatovic 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183748


Zadar - Cibona 78-76

One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. Thirteenth ranked KK Zadar edged visiting Cibona (6-12) 78-76. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Cibona was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Ante Delas (200-88) scored 12 points to lead the charge for the winners and guard Toni Prostran (181-91) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Davor Kus (192-78, agency: Interperformances) with 16 points and 5 assists and American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) scored 14 points. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. KK Zadar (7-11) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with KK Split. Cibona lost third consecutive game. Defending Croatian champion dropped to the twelfth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Siroki WWin. KK Zadar will play against higher ranked Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cibona will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin (#13) in Siroki Brijeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cibona: D.Kus 16+4reb+5ast, D.Strawberry 14+3reb+2ast, A.Zizic 12+3reb, M.Rozic 8+6reb, H.Kovacevic 7+4reb+3ast, P.Marcinkovic 7+3reb
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 12+1reb+1ast, A.Delas 12+4reb+1ast, T.Prostran 10+5reb+2ast, I.Ivanov 9+5reb, F.Kastropil 8+5reb+2ast, M.Ramljak 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183745



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  ALGERIA   

Standings

D1 Standings
Group A
 1. CRB Dar El-B. 9-0 
 2. GS Petroliers 7-1 
 3. USM Blida 6-3 
 4. O Batna 5-2 
 5. Arreridj 5-4 
 6. MS Cherchell 3-6 
 7. USM Alger 2-6 
 8. Trefle BB Blida 2-6 
 9. COBB 1-6 
 10. Annaba 0-6 
Group B
 1. CSMC 8-0 
 2. CSMB 6-2 
 3. US Setif 5-3 
 4. Staoueli 5-4 
 5. WA Boufarik 4-2 
 6. NAH Dey 4-3 
 7. Skikda 3-5 
 8. Sidi-bel-Abbes 2-7 
 9. CRB Temouch. 1-6 
 10. CR Bir Khadem 1-8 


D1 Round 9: CSMB edges Staoueli by three points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 9 in the D1 took place in Staoueli. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Staoueli (5-4) to second ranked CSMB (6-2) 53-50 on Tuesday evening. CSMB have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader CRB Dar El-B. Staoueli at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Arreridj.
Important game to mention about took place in Cherchell. Eighth ranked MS Cherchell (3-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Trefle BB Blida (2-6) 62-60 in the game for the sixth place. MS Cherchell moved-up to sixth place. Trefle BB Blida at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with USM Alger.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked O Batna (5-2) against fifth ranked Arreridj (5-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting O Batna was defeated by Arreridj in B.B. Arreridj 90-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of O Batna. Arreridj moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Staoueli. Loser O Batna dropped to the fourth position with two games lost.
Undefeated leader CRB Dar El-B. delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Annaba (0-6) 103-80. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for CRB Dar El-B.. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Annaba lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost.
Undefeated leader CSMC recorded the eighth consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they beat 10th ranked CR Bir Khadem (1-8) 83-69. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for CSMC. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. CR Bir Khadem lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with eight games lost.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
NAH Dey defeated CRB Temouch. in Alger 75-59. USM Alger was smashed by GS Petroliers at home 60-98. COBB lost to USM Blida on the opponent's court 66-73. Sidi-bel-Abbes unfortunately lost to WA Boufarik in a home game 72-83. Skikda recorded a loss to US Setif on the road 63-80.


CRB Temouch. - NAH Dey 59-75

There was no surprise in Temouchent where 9th ranked CRB Temouch. (1-6) was defeated by sixth ranked NAH Dey (4-3) 75-59 on Tuesday. The victory was the third consecutive win for NAH Dey. They maintain sixth place with 4-3 record. Loser CRB Temouch. keeps the ninth position with six games lost.
gschID: 231526


Annaba - CRB Dar El-B. 80-103

Undefeated leader CRB Dar El-B. delivered the ninth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Annaba (0-6) 103-80. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for CRB Dar El-B.. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Annaba lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost.
gschID: 231525


USM Alger - GS Petroliers 60-98

No shocking result in a game when second ranked GS Petroliers (7-1) smashed on the road 6th ranked USM Alger (2-6) 98-60 on Tuesday. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for GS Petroliers. They maintain second place with 7-1 record behind leader CRB Dar El-B. Newly promoted USM Alger dropped to the seventh position with six games lost.
gschID: 231524


MS Cherchell - Trefle BB Blida 62-60

Important game to mention about took place in Cherchell. Eighth ranked MS Cherchell (3-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Trefle BB Blida (2-6) 62-60 in the game for the sixth place. MS Cherchell moved-up to sixth place. Trefle BB Blida at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with USM Alger.
gschID: 231523


Arreridj - O Batna 90-79

Very important is a road loss of third ranked O Batna (5-2) against fifth ranked Arreridj (5-4) on Tuesday night. Visiting O Batna was defeated by Arreridj in B.B. Arreridj 90-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of O Batna. Arreridj moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Staoueli. Loser O Batna dropped to the fourth position with two games lost.
gschID: 231522


USM Blida - COBB 73-66

Very expected game in Blida where 9th ranked COBB (1-6) was defeated by fourth ranked USMB (6-3) 73-66 on Tuesday. USMB moved-up to third place. COBB lost their third game in a row. COBB at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the ninth position with six games lost.
gschID: 231521


CR Bir Khadem - CSMC 69-83

Undefeated leader CSMC recorded the eighth consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they beat 10th ranked CR Bir Khadem (1-8) 83-69. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for CSMC. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. CR Bir Khadem lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with eight games lost.
gschID: 231520


Sidi-bel-Abbes - WA Boufarik 72-83

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked WA Boufarik (4-2) beat on the road 8th ranked Sidi-bel-Abbes (2-7) 83-72 on Tuesday. The victory was the third consecutive win for WA Boufarik. They maintain fifth place with 4-2 record. Loser Sidi-bel-Abbes keep the eighth position with seven games lost.
gschID: 231519


Staoueli - CSMB 50-53

The most exciting game of round 9 in the D1 took place in Staoueli. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Staoueli (5-4) to second ranked CSMB (6-2) 53-50 on Tuesday evening. CSMB have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader CRB Dar El-B. Staoueli at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Arreridj.
gschID: 231518


US Setif - Skikda 80-63

Not a big story in a game in Setif where 7th ranked Skikda (3-5) was defeated by fourth ranked USS (5-3) 80-63 on Tuesday. USS moved-up to third place. Skikda lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with five games lost.
gschID: 231517



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  ARGENTINA   


Terrence Shannon claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for La Union and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18 (Second Stage).
The 33-year old forward had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds for La Union in his team's victory, helping them to beat Atenas (#9, 15-15) 87-77. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. La Union maintains the 16th position in Argentinian LigaA. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. La Union have already lost 22 games and recorded just eight victories. In the team's last game Shannon had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be La Union's top player in his first season with the team. Terrence Shannon averages this season 15.7ppg and 6.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Puerto Rican center Ricardo Sanchez (212-C-87) of Libertad S.. Sanchez impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Libertad S. cruised to a 95-83 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Regatas C. (#1, 21-8). Libertad S.'s 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 17-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sanchez is a newcomer at Libertad S. 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 British Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr. (#13). Phillip scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Union Progr., leading his team to a 78-68 win against the higher-ranked Olimpico LB (#4, 18-12). The chances of Union Progr. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 18 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Phillip could try to bring Union Progr.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Phillip has individually a great season in Argentina. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.4ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 11.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of Penarol - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
5. David Teague (196-G-83) of Penarol - 32 points and 6 rebounds
6. Diego Garcia (190-G-79) of Libertad S. - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) of Penarol - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. David Jackson (196-G-82) of GECR Indalo - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) of Lanus - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jerome Meyinsse (206-C-88) of Regatas C. - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



MIA Academy lands Benjamin Raymond - by Greg

MIA Academy Tbilisi (Superleague) tabbed 26-year old American swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-103kg-87, college: Xavier, agency: KMG Sports Management). He played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games last season he averaged 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg. Raymond also played at Apollon (Division A) in Cypriot Division A that season (13.8ppg in 12 games). He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. The most of previous (10-11) season he spent at Helios (Telemach League) in Slovenian Telemach League. In 19 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and recorded 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. The other team Raymond played that season for was Anibal (Division A) in Lebanese Division A. In 11 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and averaged 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
He attended Xavier University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 15-3 
 2. Wildcats 12-4 
 3. Kings 10-9 
 4. Hawks 8-9 
 5. Tigers 6-9 
 6. Crocodiles 6-11 
 7. 36ers 6-12 
 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 66-84

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 24: Breakers - Kings
Jan. 25: Wildcats - Crocodiles
Jan. 25: Taipans - Tigers
Jan. 26: Hawks - Breakers
Jan. 27: Tigers - 36ers


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. Lisch, Wildcats16.1 
 5. Jackson, Breakers15.9 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.8 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.2 
 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. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 6. Scott, Tigers7.1 
 7. Vukona, Breakers6.7 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.6 
 9. Pledger, Breakers6.4 
 10. Forman, Hawks6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.3 
 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. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
 9. Williams, Taipans1.1 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.1 
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. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 9. Wagstaff, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Garlepp, Kings0.7 


Wildcats sign Carter - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Perth Wildcats have signed Australian guard Rhys Carter (190-PG-84) to help fill the hole left by Brad Robbins, who retired from the game in December.

The 28-year-old trained with the team today after leaving Europe where he had been playing for Uppsala Basket in the Swedish Basketball League.

Wildcats head coach Rob Beveridge says Carter will be a valuable addition to his side.

'He played for me in the National Junior team that won the World Championship, and he played with me at West Sydney so he fits into our style of game,' he said.

'He's a good shooter of the ball, he is quite athletic, but he's now a veteran, he's won a Championship with the Dragons, he's a seasoned campaigner, he's going to definitely fit in, he's a combo one-two man, so that's what I like, he's a combo guard, not a pure point guard and not a pure two guard.'

The Victorian joined the South Dragons in 2008 where he became a championship player in his first season.

He then played for Gothia Basket in Sweden where he played 40 games, averaging more than 16 points.

In 2010 Carter returned to the NBL to play for the Adelaide 36ers, where he played 22 games before returning to Sweden to join Uppsala Basket.



Hawks sign import Malcolm Grant - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Wollongong Hawks have added 24 year old guard Malcolm Grant (185-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) to the roster for the remainder of the 2012/13 NBL season.

A recent graduate of the University of Miami, Malcolm will be joining the Hawks after the club's starting back court combination of Rhys Martin & Lance Hurdle both ruptured their ACL's just under a fortnight ago against the Cairns Taipans at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

Born in Brooklyn, New York the 6'1 guard will be looking forward to the opportunity to help the Wollongong NRE Hawks push for a berth in the finals series come late March.

"I'm really blessed for the opportunity the Wollongong Hawks are providing me, it's all happened really quick but I was ready to go and looking forward to being in Wollongong, getting ready and helping the team out wherever I can." Malcolm Grant said.

Malcolm will have to quickly adjust and get up to speed with the Hawks system, but will have the added help and guidance of his good friend Lance Hurdle.

"Lance is a good friend of mine and coming to a situation with people you know will help me transition in as quick as possible." he added.

Malcolm will join Adris Deleon and Tyson Demos in the back court for the Wollongong NRE Hawks for the remainder of the season. All three individuals will need to play a vital role in the absence of Martin & Hurdle.

He will arrive in Wollongong on Monday and will be spending the week getting to know his team mates and the offensive and defensive structures the Hawks have in place.

The club is looking at having Malcolm cleared and ready to play by the double header road trip weekend after next, but if all paper work and processes are done smoothly he will be a slight outside chance of suiting up on Saturday 26 January against the New Zealand Breakers at home at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

Meanwhile import guard Lance Hurdle had successful knee surgery on his ruptured ACL on Friday and has begun his rehabilitation process. Rhys Martin will undergo surgery today in North Sydney and will begin the road to recovery on Tuesday.



NBL Round 15: New Zealand Breakers defeat Wollongong Hawks in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Fourth-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) gave a tough game to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-3) in Auckland on Thursday. New Zealand Breakers managed to secure only one-point victory 72-71. However their fans expected easier game. Wollongong Hawks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers had a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) helped adding 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) with 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers are again looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Sydney. Sixth ranked Melbourne Tigers (6-9) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kings (10-9) 77-74 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Chris Goulding accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for Kings in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Kings lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against Adelaide 36ers (#7) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers (#1) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Wollongong Hawks (#4) were upset in Wulguru by seventh ranked Townsville Crocodiles 82-74. The best player for the winners was Gary Ervin who scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Adris Deleon who recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Townsville Crocodiles (6-11) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and hope to secure a win.
NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (15-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-12) in Findon 84-66. It was a good game for Mika Vukona who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play on the road against Melbourne Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Second ranked Perth Wildcats (12-4) crushed at home 7th ranked Cairns Taipans (5-11) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Shawn Redhage who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Perth Wildcats. They maintain second place with 12-4 record having five points less than leader Breakers. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Melbourne Tigers.



36ers - Breakers 66-84

NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (15-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-12) in Findon 84-66. Adelaide 36ers were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers forced 19 Adelaide 36ers turnovers. It was a good game for Fijian-New Zealand forward Mika Vukona (198-82) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) answered with 19 points and 6 rebounds and center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Adelaide 36ers. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play on the road against Melbourne Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: M.Vukona 16+7reb+6ast, D.Corletto 15, T.Abercrombie 11+5reb+2ast, C.Jackson 11+8reb+6ast, L.Henry 10+4reb+1ast, W.Hudson 7+3reb+1ast
36ers: A.Petrie 19+6reb+1ast, A.Gibson 10+3reb+4ast, D.Johnson 9+9reb, N.Crosswell 7+1reb+1ast, P.Vasiljevic 6+1reb+1ast, S.Weigh 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182715


Crocodiles - Hawks 82-74

Wollongong Hawks (#4) were upset in Wulguru by seventh ranked Townsville Crocodiles 82-74. Wollongong Hawks trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 18-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-82 at the end of the game. Townsville Crocodiles dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. The best player for the winners was American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) who scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international power forward Russell Hinder (208-79, college: Augusta St.) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) added 15 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles (6-11) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 26+7reb+4ast, L.Nevill 14+5reb+2ast, R.Hinder 12+6reb+4ast, P.Crawford 11+4reb, M.Norton 7+1reb, M.Cedar 5+3reb+3ast
Hawks: O.Forman 15+2reb, A.Deleon 13+8reb+7ast, D.Gruber 11+4reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 11+2reb+1ast, T.Demos 9+2reb+3ast, G.Saville 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182714


Kings - Tigers 74-77

Important game to mention about took place in Sydney. Sixth ranked Melbourne Tigers (6-9) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kings (10-9) 77-74 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But Kings won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kings were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Kings in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Kings lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against Adelaide 36ers (#7) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers (#1) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: J.Flynn 27+7reb+5ast, C.Goulding 18+5reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 9+4reb, L.Rush 6+2reb, B.Lewis 6+1reb, T.Greer 4+3reb
Kings: I.Crosswhite 27+13reb+1ast, C.Henry 11+4reb+2ast, D.Lazare 10+9reb, B.Madgen 9+1reb+4ast, T.Garlepp 7+3reb, A.Bruce 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 182713


Wildcats - Taipans 86-64

Second ranked Perth Wildcats (12-4) crushed at home 7th ranked Cairns Taipans (5-11) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. Cairns Taipans was better in third quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perth Wildcats forced 21 Cairns Taipans turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (203-85, college: Loyola Mary) helped adding 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Alexander Loughton (205-83, college: ODU) with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) scored 15 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Perth Wildcats. They maintain second place with 12-4 record having five points less than leader Breakers. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Melbourne Tigers.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: S.Redhage 26+7reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 16+1reb+2ast, K.Lisch 15+4reb+3ast, M.Knight 15+7reb, D.Martin 10+2reb+4ast, G.Hire 2+4reb+1ast
Taipans: A.Loughton 16+7reb+2ast, S.Edwards 15+6reb+1ast, J.Wilson 15+4reb+4ast, C.Tragardh 7+7reb, C.Gliddon 5+2reb+1ast, C.Steindl 3+2reb
gschID: 182712


Breakers - Hawks 72-71

Fourth-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) gave a tough game to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-3) in Auckland on Thursday. New Zealand Breakers managed to secure only one-point victory 72-71. However their fans expected easier game. Wollongong Hawks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers had a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) helped adding 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) with 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists and the former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers are again looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 15+4reb+3ast, A.Pledger 12+8reb, C.Jackson 10+6reb+6ast, D.Corletto 7+2reb+1ast, C.Webster 7+1reb+1ast, M.Vukona 5+5reb+1ast
Hawks: A.Deleon 34+4reb+6ast, O.Forman 12+5reb+2ast, A.MacMillan 11+2reb, L.Davidson 7+2reb, T.Demos 3+2reb, G.Saville 2+6reb+3ast
gschID: 182711



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 14-3 
 2. Gmunden 13-4 
 3. Kapfenberg 13-4 
 4. Klosterneub. 12-6 
 5. Wels 10-8 
 6. Gussing 9-8 
 7. Oberwart 8-9 
 8. Furstenfeld 6-11 
 9. UBSC Graz 6-12 
 10. St.Polten 3-14 
 11. Arkadia 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 20: St.Polten - Furstenfeld 92-87
Jan. 20: Gmunden - Kapfenberg 82-62
Jan. 20: Klosterneub. - BC Vienna 79-87
Jan. 20: UBSC Graz - Wels 73-102
Jan. 20: Arkadia - Oberwart 55-107

Round 22

Jan. 25: Gmunden - St.Polten


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.19.8 
 2. Tiedeman, Wels19.8 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.4 
 4. Grum, Furstenfeld18.9 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.8 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.1 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.18.0 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna17.9 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.5 
 10. Lamesic, Wels17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.8 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna7.0 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart6.8 
 6. Washington, Wels6.8 
 7. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.7 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten6.7 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.0 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.3 
 5. Danek, BC Vienna4.2 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.4.2 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.9 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.8 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.7 
 10. Zeleznik, Kloster.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.6 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna1.7 
 3. Arnold, Gmunden1.6 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna1.6 
 5. Markovic, UBSC G.1.5 
 6. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.5 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.4 
 8. Payton, Klostern.1.4 
 9. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 10. Speiser, St.Polten1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Arkadia
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 9. Greimeister, Klost.0.6 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.6 



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Hala 7-0 
 2. Muharraq 7-0 
 3. Al Ahli 5-1 
 4. Al Manama 5-2 
 5. Issa Town 4-3 
 6. Sitra 4-3 
 7. Hidd 3-3 
 8. Bahrain Club 2-5 
 9. Nuwaidrat 2-5 
 10. Al Ittihad 1-6 
 11. Al Najma 0-6 
 12. Samaheej 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Jan. 19: Al Hala - Al Ittihad 81-68
Jan. 20: Al Manama - Bahrain Club 77-42
Jan. 20: Sitra - Nuwaidrat 64-72
Jan. 19: Muharraq - Issa Town 100-82
Jan. 21: Al Ahli - Al Najma
Jan. 21: Samaheej - Hidd


Pape Sow replaced Patrick Simpson in Al-Manama !! - by Ahmad Madwar

The ex Senegal National team player Pape Sow (207-F-81, college: CS Fullerton) already arrived to Bahrain to replace the injured american forward and one of the best foreign players who play in Bahrain recently Patrick Simpson ..
Pape started this season with Grupo Eule Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila in spain 3rd Division, "Leb Silver" and after that he moved to Lebanon to play with Amchit, but he parted away with the team after 4 games only .. Pape had experience in NBA, Italy, Poland, Spain, Morroco and last season with the best team in Iran Mahram ..
this is his Awards/Achievements:
Africabasket.com NCAA1 All-African 3rd Team -02
All-Big West 2nd Team -02
All-Big West 1st Team -04
Africabasket.com NCAA1 All-African 2nd Team -04
Senegalese National Team -03, 05-07, 09
NBA Atlantic Division Champion -07
African Championships -03 (Semifinals)
Senegalese League Champion -03
Senegalese Cup Winner -03
African Championships in Angola -07: 6 games: 9.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 54.3%, FT: 59.3%
Polish Cup Winner -08
Polish League Champion -08
Polish League Regular Season Runner-Up -08
Italian SerieA Finalist -09
African Championships in Libya -09: 9 games: 6.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 63.6%
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -11
Asia-Basket.com All-WABA League Honorable Mention -12
WABA Club Championships -12 (Winner)
Iranian Superleague Regular Season Champion -12
Iranian Superleague Champion -12
Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Center of the Year -12
Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 1st Team -12



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  BELGIUM   

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. CEP Fleurus 9-8 
 9. Excelsior 9-8 
 10. Waregem 9-8 
 11. Sprimont 8-8 
 12. Tongeren 7-11 
 13. Oudenaarde 6-12 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-14 
 15. Giants II 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 18: CEP Fleurus - Oudenaarde 94-84
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. 20: Essor Charleroi - Excelsior
Jan. 20: Gembo BBC - Houthalen
Jan. 20: Giants II - Gent Dragons


Belgian Ethias League round 13 best performance: Matt Walsh - by Eurobasket News

American swingman Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Spirou, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds, while his team edged out Liege (#5, 6-7) 86-84. Spirou maintains the 4th position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spirou will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. Walsh turned to be Spirou's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Florida star has very solid stats this year. Walsh. Walsh is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.6ppg), assists (5th best: 3.6apg) and averages impressive 55.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old former international point guard Lionel Bosco (176-PG-81, agency: Court Side) of Liege. Bosco had a very good evening with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Liege was edged by slightly higher-ranked Spirou (#4, 7-5) 86-84. Liege managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Bosco is a newcomer at Liege and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Liege's star - DR Congolese forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83, agency: SportsTalent). Mukubu scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Mukubu's great performance Liege lost 84-86 to slightly higher-ranked Spirou (#4, 7-5). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Liege 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, Mukubu could help Liege to bring them higher in the standings. Mukubu has a great season in Belgium. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.5ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 6.2rpg (8th best). Wen Boss Mukubu has also Belgian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of M.Hainaut - 15 points and 10 rebounds
5. Jason Love (206-F/C-87) of Antwerp - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jeremy Green (193-G-90) of Verviers-Pep. - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Derek Raivio (190-G-84) of Aalstar - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. John Tofi (203-F/C-84) of Aalstar - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Josh Bostic (196-F-87) of M.Hainaut - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jerome Randle (178-PG-87) of Spirou - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 19: Kakanj - Posusje 90-72
Jan. 19: Bosna - Radnik B. 85-77
Jan. 19: Capljina - Zrinjski HT 83-60
Jan. 19: Varda HE - Vogosca 71-64
Jan. 19: Servitium - Borac Nektar 64-70
Jan. 19: Mladost - Leotar 55-57

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 26: Kakanj - Bosna
Jan. 26: Posusje - Varda HE
Jan. 26: Vogosca - Mladost
Jan. 26: Leotar - Servitium
Jan. 26: Borac Nektar - Capljina
Jan. 26: Zrinjski HT - Radnik B.


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Vogosca
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 24
 1. Tuljkovic, Vogosca24.0 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.0 
 3. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.20.5 
 4. Hot, Vogosca19.4 
 5. Lalovic, Zrinjski.18.5 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost17.6 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.3 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar17.1 
 9. Bjelica, Capljina16.7 
 10. Peljto, Kakanj16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko JOSILO
  Varda HE
  (201-G-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Josilo, Varda HE9.2 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT8.0 
 4. Lalovic, Zrinjski.7.6 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.7.2 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost7.1 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.6 
 8. Erkic, Radnik B.6.6 
 9. Rizvic, Bosna6.4 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.4 
 2. Peljto, Kakanj6.5 
 3. Kascelan, Leotar5.9 
 4. Kovacevic, Capljina5.5 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.5.3 
 6. Hodzic, Bosna5.2 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.2 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje4.9 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.8 
 10. Kastratovic, Vard.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hot, Vogosca2.8 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.3 
 3. Bjelica, Capljina2.3 
 4. Lovric, Posusje2.2 
 5. Hodzic, Bosna1.6 
 6. Erkic, Radnik B.1.6 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.5 
 8. Knezevic, Mladost1.5 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik1.5 
 10. Borovcanin, Radni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.5 
 2. Djuranovic, Borac0.6 
 3. Leric, Bosna0.6 
 4. Popovic, Capljina0.6 
 5. Buza, Bosna0.6 
 6. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 7. Jurkovic, Capljina0.6 
 8. Loncarevic, Radnik0.5 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik0.5 
 10. Simic, Radnik B.0.5 


Adriatic League: Krka hold off Siroki WWin - by Eurobasket News

Krka - Siroki WWin 74:71

Krka claimed the eighth win in the Adriatic League season. They held off visiting Siroki WWin. Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winning team.
Krka and Siroki WWin exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 21:21 after ten minutes. Krka pulled ahead in the second term. The Slovenian team gained a 39:37 halftime advantage. But Siroki WWin spurred ahead in the third term. The Bosnian team limited the hosts to 14 points in the period and eked out a one-point lead at the final break 54:53. Krka used a 9:0 run late in regulation to grab a 68:60 advantage. Marko Sutalo (193-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) put Siroki WWin back within two points 69:71 but Jaka Klobucar and Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) sealed the win for the hosts from the stripe. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) netted 13 points, while Domen Lorbek added 12 points for the winning side. Marko Sutalo and Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) answered with 15 points apiece in the loss.

Krka: Jaka Klobucar 21, Jakov Vladovic 13, Domen Lorbek 12
Siroki WWin: Marko Sutalo 15, Ivan Ramljak 15



Division I Round 14: Bosna ASA BHT keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bosna ASA BHT as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bosna ASA BHT defeated 4th ranked Radnik B. in Sarajevo 85-77. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-77. Bosna ASA BHT made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game, while Radnik B. only scored seven points from the stripe. Forward Ramo Rizvic (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Dino Hodzic (190-90) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Bosna ASA BHT's coach Dragoljub Vidacic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Vedran Borovcanin (200-85) replied with 21 points for Radnik B.As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Capljina. Newly promoted Radnik B. keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Radnik B. will play next round against Zrinjski HT trying to get back on the winning streak. Bosna ASA BHT will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Kakanj on the road.
Leading Mladost (9-4) recorded its fourth loss in Mrkonjic Grad. Hosts were edged by ninth ranked Leotar (6-8) 57-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mladost. Forward Vladimir Aleksic (198-87) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Dusko Markovic chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Leotar have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kakanj and Varda HE. Mladost at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Leotar will play against Servitium (#10) in Gradiska in the next round. Mladost will play on the road against Vogosca (#11) in Sarajevo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kakanj was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Posusje (5-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Kakanj (6-8). Kakanj did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 90-72 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Posusje. Sead Hadzifejzovic notched 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 20 points and 7 assists by Ivan Bakovic did not help to save the game for Posusje. Posusje's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kakanj moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Varda HE and Leotar. Posusje at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Servitium. Kakanj will meet at home league's leader Bosna ASA BHT in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Posusje will play against Varda HE (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between third ranked Capljina Lasta (10-4) and 12th ranked Zrinjski HT (5-9) in Capljina ended with biggest points difference. Capljina Lasta outscored guests from Mostar 83-60. The best player for the winners was Novak Popovic who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Capljina Lasta's coach Goran Peric felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Capljina Lasta keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bosna. Zrinjski HT lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Capljina Lasta's next round opponent will be Borac Nektar (#5) in Banja Luka. Zrinjski HT will play at home against Radnik B. (#4) in Bijeljina.

In the last two games of round 14 Borac Nektar beat Servitium on the road 70-64. Varda HE won against Vogosca on its own court 71-64.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 21 points and 16 rebounds by Nebojsa Pavlovic of Borac Nektar.


Servitium - Borac Nektar 64-70

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Borac Nektar (7-6) beat 9th ranked Servitium (5-8) in Gradiska 70-64. The best player for the winners was Nebojsa Pavlovic (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds. Stefan Matic (196-91) chipped in 10 points. Guard Igor Damjanovic (190-85) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian power forward Damjan Stojkanovic (203-91) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Borac Nektar maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. Servitium at the other side keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Borac Nektar's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Capljina Lasta at home and it may be quite challenging game. Servitium will play against Leotar (#6) in Trebinje.
Top scorers:
Borac Nektar: N.Pavlovic 21+16reb+2ast, S.Matic 10+2reb+3ast, S.Blanusa 9+4reb, R.Ivic 8+2reb+1ast, S.Loncar 8+2reb+4ast, D.Djuranovic 6+5reb
Servitium: D.Stojkanovic 20+7reb, I.Damjanovic 15+13reb+1ast, A.Perovic 10+6reb+2ast, S.Golubovic 8+5reb+4ast, N.Bilanovic 5+2reb, N.Maksimovic 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 201783


Kakanj - Posusje 90-72

The game in Kakanj was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Posusje (5-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Kakanj (6-8). Kakanj did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 90-72 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Posusje. The game was mostly controlled by Kakanj. Posusje managed to win fourth quarter 27-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kakanj forced 19 Posusje turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Power forward Sead Hadzifejzovic (202-89) notched 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Ashar Dedic (199-86) supported him with 17 points. Even 20 points and 7 assists by Croatian guard Ivan Bakovic (197-81) did not help to save the game for Posusje. Center Josip Sakota (208-87) added 12 points for the guests. Five Kakanj and four Posusje players scored in double figures. Posusje's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kakanj moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Varda HE and Leotar. Posusje at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Servitium. Kakanj will meet at home league's leader Bosna ASA BHT in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Posusje will play against Varda HE (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kakanj: S.Hadzifejzovic 22+5reb+1ast, A.Dedic 17+3reb+3ast, A.Muflizovic 16+2reb, A.Suljagic 11+1reb+2ast, D.Peljto 10+4reb+6ast, A.Delic 8+2reb+1ast
Posusje: I.Bakovic 20+3reb+7ast, J.Sakota 12+3reb, M.Lovric 11+2reb, A.Leko 11+1reb, K.Mustapic 9+1reb, G.Jelcic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 201786


Varda HE - Vogosca 71-64

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Varda HE and 11th ranked Vogosca had identical 5-8 record. This time Varda HE used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Sarajevo 71-64. Vogosca was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Varda HE, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Serbian guard Marko Josilo (201-92) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 18 rebounds. Serbian Djordje Tresac (193-87) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Montenegrin guard Amin Hot (192-92) produced 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and S Albinovic added 5 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Vogosca's coach Muriz Hamidovic tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Varda HE (6-8) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kakanj and Leotar. Vogosca at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Varda HE's next round opponent will be Posusje (#9) on the road. Vogosca will play against Mladost in Mrkonjic Grad.
Top scorers:
Varda HE: D.Tresac 22+2reb+4ast, M.Josilo 15+18reb+1ast, A.Djeric 9+2reb+5ast, M.Mirkovic 6+3reb+1ast, M.Trikic 6+2reb+2ast, D.Ognjenovic 6+2reb
Vogosca: A.Hot 26+7reb+4ast, M.Filipovic 16+1reb, M.Keser 9+4reb+2ast, S.Albinovic 5+12reb+1ast, D.Palata 4+3reb, E.Kahriman 3+2reb
gschID: 201785


Mladost - Leotar 55-57

Leading Mladost (9-4) recorded its fourth loss in Mrkonjic Grad. Hosts were edged by ninth ranked Leotar (6-8) 57-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mladost. It looked good early as Mladost took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leotar took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. They outrebounded Mladost 31-19 including 24 on the defensive glass. Forward Vladimir Aleksic (198-87) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Dusko Markovic (205-74) chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds and Montenegrin power forward Ranko Velimirovic (205-72, agency: Beo Basket) scored 17 points. Leotar have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kakanj and Varda HE. Mladost at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Leotar will play against Servitium (#10) in Gradiska in the next round. Mladost will play on the road against Vogosca (#11) in Sarajevo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Leotar: V.Aleksic 23+7reb, D.Ninkovic 9+4reb+1ast, D.Markovic 9+6reb+1ast, M.Rikalo 7+3reb+2ast, B.Setencic 5+5reb+1ast, M.Kovacevic 4+4reb
Mladost: R.Velimirovic 17+1reb+1ast, I.Bijelic 10+8reb+3ast, O.Milekic 8, N.Milosevic 5+3reb, P.Ivanic 5+2reb+4ast, D.Knezevic 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 201784


Capljina - Zrinjski HT 83-60

The game between third ranked Capljina Lasta (10-4) and 12th ranked Zrinjski HT (5-9) in Capljina ended with biggest points difference. Capljina Lasta outscored guests from Mostar 83-60. The game was mostly controlled by Capljina Lasta. Zrinjski HT was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin center Novak Popovic (207-81) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Serbian guard Krsto Bjelica (192-88) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. Four Capljina Lasta players scored in double figures. Capljina Lasta's coach Goran Peric felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Montenegrin center Boris Lalovic (209-81) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Ivica Petric (198-88) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Capljina Lasta keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bosna. Zrinjski HT lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Capljina Lasta's next round opponent will be Borac Nektar (#5) in Banja Luka. Zrinjski HT will play at home against Radnik B. (#4) in Bijeljina.
Top scorers:
Capljina: N.Popovic 24+10reb+3ast, K.Bjelica 17+5reb+8ast, M.Galic 15+2reb+1ast, N.Kovacevic 12+3reb+4ast, Z.Kljestan 9+6reb+2ast, V.Jurkovic 4+2reb
Zrinjski HT: B.Lalovic 21+10reb, E.Sinadinovic 12+1reb+2ast, I.Petric 11+5reb, A.Hasandic 7+5reb, D.Zovko 5, M.Petric 4+5reb
gschID: 201782


Bosna - Radnik B. 85-77

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bosna ASA BHT as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bosna ASA BHT defeated 4th ranked Radnik B. in Sarajevo 85-77. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-77. Bosna ASA BHT made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game, while Radnik B. only scored seven points from the stripe. Forward Ramo Rizvic (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Dino Hodzic (190-90) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Four Bosna ASA BHT players scored in double figures. Bosna ASA BHT's coach Dragoljub Vidacic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Vedran Borovcanin (200-85) replied with 21 points and Montenegrin power forward Filip Goranovic (205-85) added 19 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Radnik B.As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Capljina. Newly promoted Radnik B. keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Radnik B. will play next round against Zrinjski HT trying to get back on the winning streak. Bosna ASA BHT will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Kakanj on the road.
Top scorers:
Bosna: R.Rizvic 20+8reb, N.Buza 16+4reb+1ast, D.Hodzic 13+6reb+8ast, A.Demic 12+4reb+1ast, S.Leric 9+4reb, S.Demic 8+4reb+4ast
Radnik B.: V.Borovcanin 21+4reb+3ast, F.Goranovic 19+8reb, D.Simic 15+6reb, D.Tolj 9+2reb+3ast, V.Radovanovic 7+3reb+5ast, D.Lontos 6+1reb
gschID: 201781



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 19: Paulistano - Liga Sorocaba 94-96 OT
Jan. 19: Vila Velha - Brasilia 94-85
Jan. 19: Suzano - Tijuca TC 86-79
Jan. 19: S.Jose/Unimed - Uberlandia 80-76
Jan. 19: Minas - Basquete Cearense 76-74
Jan. 19: Pinheiros/Sky - Bauru 73-74
Jan. 19: Palmeiras - Flamengo 61-106
Jan. 19: Mogi das Cruzes - Franca 59-95

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 24: Tijuca TC - Pinheiros/Sky
Jan. 24: Brasilia - Mogi das Cruzes
Jan. 24: Uberlandia - Franca
Jan. 24: Basquete Cearense - S.Jose/Unimed
Jan. 24: Bauru - Vila Velha
Jan. 24: Liga Sorocaba - Minas
Jan. 24: Flamengo - Paulistano
Jan. 24: Limeira - Suzano
Jan. 24: Joinville - Palmeiras

Round 2

Jan. 21: Minas - Flamengo


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.5 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 3. Holloway, Liga S.19.6 
 4. Antonio, S.Jose/U.19.5 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.19.3 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha19.3 
 7. Day, Uberlandia18.9 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.18.7 
 9. Brown, Palmeiras17.9 
 10. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.5 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.8.8 
 3. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.5 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.9 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.9 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.6 
 8. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 9. Teichmann, Franca7.5 
 10. Toyloy, Paulistano7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.8 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.1 
 3. Garcia, Uberlandia5.4 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.4.9 
 6. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.9 
 7. Lima, Limeira4.7 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 9. Campos, Suzano4.6 
 10. Figueroa, Franca4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vitor BENITE
  Flamengo
  (190-F/G-90)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 2. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.2 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 4. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 5. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.2 
 6. Alves, Brasilia0.2 
 7. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 8. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 9. Collum, Uberlandia0.1 
 10. Machado, Flamengo0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.4 
 2. Campos, Suzano2.3 
 3. de Assis, S.Jose/U.2.2 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.1 
 5. Figueroa, Franca2.1 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha1.9 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. Vieira, Flamengo1.8 
 9. Lima, Limeira1.7 
 10. Parker, Vila Velha1.6 


Sidao leaves Bauru and is back in Angola basketball - by Paulo Freire

In less than two months and after nine games wearing the jersey of the Paschoalotto/Bauru, Sidnei De Santana (215-C-83), the center leaves the team to a new adventure, in Angola, where Recreativo Clube Recreativo e Desportivo do Libolo awaits for him.

This is not the first time that the center of 2.15m tall will defends the team of Angola, Sidao left Brazil ten years ago to play in Spain, in Angola he was African champion by Clube Recreativo e Desportivo do Libolo last season.

"They wanted to renew, but I wanted to return to Brazil. When I received the invitation from Paschoalotto/Bauru I didn't have doubts, but the proposal now is financially hard to not take it. "said the 29 years-old athlete.

The Executive Board of Paschoalotto/Bauru team decided to release that not.

"We thank the joy of Sidao, who add his very enthusiastic personality to our team. Is an athlete who, if we have opportunity, certainly will play with us again. "commented head coach Guerrinha.




NBB Round 16: Paschoalotto/Bauru defeats Pinheiros in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NBB took place in Sao Paolo. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Pinheiros (10-5) to seventh ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (9-5) 74-73 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-73. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and international guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Lucas Dias (205-96) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Paschoalotto/Bauru maintains seventh position with 9-5 record. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru are looking forward to face Vila Velha (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pinheiros will play against Tijuca TC (#18) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Uberlandia (11-4) against sixth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Uberlandia was defeated by Sao Jose/Vinac in a tough game in Sao Jose 76-80. The winners were led by center Deivisson Costa (211-80) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Alvaro Calvo supported him with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Even 22 points and 5 assists by the former international forward Luis Felipe Gruber (205-85) did not help to save the game for Uberlandia. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to fifth place. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against SKY/Basquete (#8) in Aldeota in the next round. Uberlandia will play at home against Vivo/Franca (#3) in Sao Paulo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBB top team - Flamengo (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Palmeiras (2-13) in Sao Paulo 106-61. Vitor Benite fired 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Caleb Brown produced 15 points 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. Undefeated Flamengo have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Palmeiras lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventeenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Tijuca TC. Flamengo will meet Minas (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Palmeiras will play against Joinville (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Liga Sorocaba (7-7) outlasted Paulistano (8-7) in overtime by two points 96-94. The game took place in Sao Paolo. But the guests from Sorocabana were better at the end. It was a very good performance for Arlindo Neto who helped to win the game recording 25 points. Liga Sorocaba's coach Rinaldo Rodrigues allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Liga Sorocaba have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 7-7 record, which they share with Minas. Paulistano at the other side dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. Liga Sorocaba's next round opponent will be Minas (#11) in Belo Horizonte.
Important game to mention about took place in Belo Horizonte. Eleventh ranked Minas (7-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked SKY/Basquete (8-7) 76-74 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Rafael Mineiro Rodrigues who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. SKY/Basquete's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Minas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Liga Sorocaba. Loser SKY/Basquete keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Minas will face league's leader Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: Brasilia lost to Vila Velha on the opponent's court 85-94. Mogi das Cruzes was outscored by Franca in a home game 59-95. Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC recorded a loss to Suzano on the road 86-79.


Pinheiros/Sky - Bauru 73-74

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NBB took place in Sao Paolo. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Pinheiros (10-5) to seventh ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (9-5) 74-73 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-73. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and international guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Lucas Dias (205-96) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Mineiro Ferreira (208-88) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Paschoalotto/Bauru and four Pinheiros players scored in double figures. Paschoalotto/Bauru maintains seventh position with 9-5 record. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru are looking forward to face Vila Velha (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pinheiros will play against Tijuca TC (#18) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bauru: L.Taylor 17+5reb+2ast, G.Pereira 15+3reb+1ast, D.Coleman 13+9reb+5ast, R.Fischer 10+3reb+3ast, J.Agba 10+5reb, P.Alves 6+3reb+1ast
Pinheiros/Sky: L.Dias 19+6reb+3ast, M.Ferreira 18+5reb, J.Smith 13+1reb+3ast, S.Stallworth 11+6reb+2ast, A.Bambu 9+5reb, G.Araujo 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 229197


Vila Velha - Brasilia 94-85

There was an upset when higher ranked Brasilia (9-4) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Vila Velha (5-10) 94-85 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Brasilia won third quarter 28-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vila Velha made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. Brasilia was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard James Parker (188-81, college: Robert Morris) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and guard Alexandre Pinheiro (185-85) who added 18 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international forward Guilherme Giovannoni (202-80, agency: Interperformances) responded with 26 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Vila Velha moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Mogi das Cruzes. Defending champion Brasilia dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Vila Velha will face higher ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (#7) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Vila Velha: J.Parker 26+6reb, B.Simmons 19+1reb+1ast, A.Pinheiro 18+5reb+3ast, F.Reis 9+2reb+2ast, D.Costa 8+5reb, W.Alvarenga 6+1reb
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 26+5reb+3ast, A.Silva 16+7reb, A.Ribeiro 15+3reb+5ast, P.Prestes 8+4reb+1ast, T.Romualdo 6+3reb+3ast, I.Goncalves 6+2reb
gschID: 229202


S.Jose/Unimed - Uberlandia 80-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Uberlandia (11-4) against sixth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Uberlandia was defeated by Sao Jose/Vinac in a tough game in Sao Jose 76-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Uberlandia won fourth quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sao Jose/Vinac players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by center Deivisson Costa (211-80) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Spanish swingman Alvaro Calvo (203-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) supported him with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Even 22 points and 5 assists by the former international forward Luis Felipe Gruber (205-85) did not help to save the game for Uberlandia. American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Four Uberlandia players scored in double figures. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to fifth place. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against SKY/Basquete (#8) in Aldeota in the next round. Uberlandia will play at home against Vivo/Franca (#3) in Sao Paulo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
S.Jose/Unimed: D.Costa 20+10reb, A.Calvo 17+10reb+2ast, C.Delben 14+4reb+3ast, E.Camilo 12, F.de Assis 9+4reb+14ast, A.Laws 6+3reb+4ast
Uberlandia: L.Felipe Gruber 22+4reb+5ast, R.Day 17+6reb+6ast, H.Garcia 14+4reb+6ast, L.Cipolini 14+5reb, J.Estevam Ferreira 4, A.Parisotto 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 229201


Mogi das Cruzes - Franca 59-95

Very predictable result in Mogi das Cruzes where fourth ranked Vivo/Franca (11-5) smashed 14th ranked Mogi (5-10) 95-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Vivo/Franca. Mogi was better in fourth quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mogi to just 5 points in first quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Vivo/Franca made 8 blocks. Mogi was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Caue Borges dos Santos (180-91) who helped to win the game recording 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and center Lucas Mariano (207-93) who added 10 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Guilherme Filipin (191-83) scored 16 points. 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. Vivo/Franca moved-up to third place. Loser Mogi keeps the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Vivo/Franca will face league's second-placed Uberlandia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mogi will play against Brasilia (#6).
Top scorers:
Franca: C.Borges dos Santos 17+2ast, D.Kurtz 14+3reb, L.Meindl 12+2reb, L.Mariano 10+9reb, J.Froehlich 10+2reb+2ast, J.Luz dos Santos 8+3reb+4ast
Mogi das Cruzes: G.Filipin 16+3reb+2ast, B.Araujo 12+12reb+1ast, C.Ranches 10+3reb+2ast, T.Gehrke 8+4reb, P.Patekoski 6+3reb+1ast, G.Lima 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 229200


Minas - Basquete Cearense 76-74

Important game to mention about took place in Belo Horizonte. Eleventh ranked Minas (7-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked SKY/Basquete (8-7) 76-74 on Saturday evening. SKY/Basquete was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 23-18 charge of Minas, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-30 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. SKY/Basquete was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Rafael Mineiro Rodrigues (213-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the former international swingman Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) who added 15 points and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws) during the contest. At the losing side the former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the former international swingman Andre Bresolin (195-87) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Four Minas and five SKY/Basquete players scored in double figures. SKY/Basquete's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Minas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Liga Sorocaba. Loser SKY/Basquete keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Minas will face league's leader Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Minas: J.Beal 18+2reb+1ast, B.Nardi Duarte 15+2reb+6ast, M.Borders 15+4reb+3ast, R.Mineiro Rodrigues 13+10reb+1ast, D.Nunes 9+5reb, R.Pinto 4+4reb
Basquete Cearense: W.Drudi 12+10reb, A.Bresolin 12+5reb+4ast, F.Ribeiro 10+10reb, R.Klafke 10+5reb+4ast, M.Costa 10+1reb+5ast, G.Schneider 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229199


Paulistano - Liga Sorocaba 94-96 OT

Liga Sorocaba (7-7) outlasted Paulistano (8-7) in overtime by two points 96-94. The game took place in Sao Paolo. But the guests from Sorocabana were better at the end. Paulistano was ahead by 8 points at the halftime before a 27-18 third quarter run of Liga Sorocaba. They tied the game at the end of regular time. Then they were better in overtime eventually winning that period 13-11. Liga Sorocaba made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Liga Sorocaba brought some defensive toughness making 12 blocks. It was a very good performance for guard Arlindo Neto (187-86) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. American guard Desmond Holloway (190-88, college: Co.Carolina) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Liga Sorocaba's coach Rinaldo Rodrigues allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Alex Oliveira (194-83) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and center Wagner Mattos (202-82) added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Paulistano. Four Paulistano players scored in double figures. Liga Sorocaba have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 7-7 record, which they share with Minas. Paulistano at the other side dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. Liga Sorocaba's next round opponent will be Minas (#11) in Belo Horizonte.
Top scorers:
Liga Sorocaba: A.Neto 25+3reb+3ast, D.Holloway 20+5reb+3ast, K.Dawkins 18+2reb+6ast, E.Rodrigues 10+1reb, E.Soro 7+3reb+2ast, L.Machado 6
Paulistano: A.Oliveira 17+4reb+5ast, E.Corazza 17+1reb+1ast, E.Carvalho 14+4reb, P.Lima 13+5reb+2ast, S.Toyloy 12+8reb, W.Mattos 8+8reb+4ast
gschID: 229198


Suzano - Tijuca TC 86-79

Everything could happen in Sao Paulo at the game between two tied teams. Both seventeenth ranked Suzano and 18th ranked Tijuca TC had identical 2-12 record. This time Suzano used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Rio de Janeiro 86-79 on Saturday night. Tijuca TC trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 25-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-86 at the end of the game. Suzano made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Suzano made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Paulo Nery (188-81) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Ricardo Gaspar (202-84) who added 14 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Suzano players scored in double figures. Suzano's coach Cadum Guimaraes used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American swingman Rashaun McLemore (195-86, college: CS Northridge) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Marcellus Camara (190-88) scored 17 points. Suzano (3-12) moved-up to sixteenth place. Loser Tijuca TC stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Suzano will face higher ranked Winner/Limeira (#13) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tijuca TC will play against Pinheiros (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Suzano: P.Nery 19+9reb+4ast, R.Gaspar 14+2reb+4ast, R.Fusco 13+3reb+4ast, J.Campos 12+4reb+3ast, C.Sebastiao 8+2reb+1ast, E.Soares 7+7reb+1ast
Tijuca TC: R.McLemore 17+5reb+5ast, M.Camara 17+3reb+2ast, W.Trigueiro 11+1reb+1ast, R.Bahia Bispo 8+5reb+2ast, A.Filho 7+3reb+1ast, B.Langsdorff 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 229196


Palmeiras - Flamengo 61-106

NBB top team - Flamengo (14-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Palmeiras (2-13) in Sao Paulo 106-61. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Palmeiras managed to win second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Palmeiras' 32 and made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Flamengo had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 9 blocks. International swingman Vitor Benite (190-90) fired 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) chipped in 20 points. Five Flamengo players scored in double figures. American guard Caleb Brown (182-87, college: Austin Peay St.) produced 15 points and his fellow American import forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) added 13 points respectively 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. Flamengo have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Palmeiras lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventeenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Tijuca TC. Flamengo will meet Minas (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Palmeiras will play against Joinville (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: V.Benite 28+5reb+6ast, M.Vieira 20+4reb+2ast, O.Rodriguez 16+8reb+2ast, K.Mensah 10+3reb+3ast, C.Silveira 10+8reb, E.Machado 7+3reb+4ast
Palmeiras: C.Brown 15+4reb, A.Wiggins 13+4reb, G.Pereira 10+3reb+1ast, M.Vinicius 8+1reb, A.Pecos 6+3reb+3ast, T.Lima 4+6reb
gschID: 229195



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  BULGARIA   


Walker's 29 points and 8 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

-year old guard Will Walker (183-G) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Beroe and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had the game-high 29 points adding six rebounds and eight assists for Beroe in his team's victory, helping them to beat Chernomorets (#8, 4-8) 98-88. Beroe maintains the 7th position in Bulgarian league. Beroe 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 Walker had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Beroe's top player in his first season with the team. De Paul University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Walker is league's best passer with 7.2apg. Walker

Second best performed player last round was James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets. He is American center in his first season at Chernomorets. In the last game Tyler recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Chernomorets lost that game 88-98 to slightly higher-ranked Beroe (#7, 5-8). Chernomorets is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. Tyler is a newcomer at Chernomorets and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#3). He also registered 14.0 boards per game. Former star Tyler is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to center Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist (#3). Gugino scored 8 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Rilski Sportist, leading his team to a 90-69 easy win against U20 (#10, 0-13). Rilski Sportist needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 4 lost games. Gugino has a great season in Bulgaria. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.8rpg (9th best). He also has 2.4spg, 1.2bpg and FGP: 50.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Balkan - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Martin Durchev (204-SF-87) of Tundja Yambol - 24 points and 2 rebounds
6. Atanas Radev (200-F-81) of Beroe - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Cherno More - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Devin Green (201-G/F-82) of Lukoil Academik - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85) of Levski Sofia - 12 points and 11 rebounds

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



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 12-0 
 2. UPEI 8-2 
 3. Acadia 7-3 
 4. Dalhousie 5-6 
 5. St.Francis X. 5-6 
 6. New Brunsw. 4-7 
 7. St.Mary's 3-8 
 8. Memorial 0-12 
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 23

Jan. 20: St.Mary''s - St.Francis X. 96-94 OT
Jan. 20: Cape Breton - Acadia 92-61
Jan. 20: Memorial - Dalhousie 67-84

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 23: Windsor - McMaster
Jan. 23: Brock - Western
Jan. 23: Waterloo - Guelph
Jan. 23: Bishop''s - UQAM
Jan. 23: Carleton - Ottawa
Jan. 24: Concordia - McGill
Jan. 24: Winnipeg - Calgary


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. Freeman, UFV21.1 
 5. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.9 
 6. Scrubb, Carleton20.8 
 7. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.5 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.19.9 
 10. Dunn, St.Francis19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harry EZENIBE
  St.Mary''s
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.8 
 2. Kamen, UBC11.8 
 3. Waldner, Lethb.10.7 
 4. Allin, Laurier10.4 
 5. Phillip, Windsor10.0 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead9.6 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Eyitayo, Concordia8.9 
 9. Dufort, McGill8.9 
 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. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.9 
 5. York, UFV4.9 
 6. Pasquale, Laure.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: 3.9
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.9 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.2 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.3.0 
 4. Hunter, Bishop''s2.9 
 5. Walton, Manitoba2.9 
 6. Parchment, UFV2.7 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 8. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.6 
 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. Moses, Calgary1.8 
 5. Chesson, Laurier1.8 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 7. Dewar, Alberta1.5 
 8. Aubertin, UNBC1.5 
 9. Eyitayo, Concordia1.5 
 10. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.4 


Canadian CIS round 22 best performance: Arild Geugjes - by Eurobasket News

Forward Arild Geugjes (203-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Cape Breton, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The -year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds, while his team crushed Acadia (#3, 7-2) with 21-point margin 93-72. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Cape Breton to consolidate first place in the Canadian CIS. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Cape Breton keeps perfect 11 -0 record. It's Geugjes' second year at Cape Breton and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Arild Geugjes averages this season 12.3ppg and 7.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-G-91) of Calgary. Ogungbemi-Jackson had a very good evening with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. It was enough for Calgary to edge slightly lower-ranked TWU (#6, 5-9) 93-92. Calgary's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ogungbemi-Jackson is one of the most experienced players at Calgary and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Tonner Jackson (201-G) of TWU (#6). Jackson got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . Despite Jackson's great performance TWU lost 92-93 to slightly higher-ranked Calgary (#5, 7-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of TWU 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, Jackson could try to bring TWU's a little bit higher in the standings. Jackson has a very solid season. In 6 games in Canada he scored 14.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matthew Schmidt (198-F-89) of Lakehead - 27 points and 3 rebounds
5. Mike Luby (213-F) of Brock - 18 points and 13 rebounds
6. Thijin Moses (201) of Calgary - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Deontay Smith) of UPEI - 28 points and 9 rebounds
8. Patrick Burns (198-G) of Saskatchewan - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Aaron Best (193-G) of Ryerson - 24 points and 10 rebounds
10. Alex Hill (196-G-90) of Toronto Univ. - 31 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 23 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Huskies (3-8) survived in overtime against X-Men (5-6) by two points 96-94 on Sunday night. Huskies maintains seventh place with 3-8 record. X-Men at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

The best stats of 23th round was 24 points and 4 assists by Riley Halpin of St.Mary''s.


St.Mary''s - St.Francis X. 96-94 OT

Huskies (3-8) survived in overtime against X-Men (5-6) by two points 96-94 on Sunday night. Huskies maintains seventh place with 3-8 record. X-Men at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
St.Mary''s: J.Lee 24+4reb+4ast, R.Halpin 24+4reb+4ast, J.McAvoy 20+1reb+6ast, M.Pink 9+2reb+1ast, H.Ezenibe 9+14reb+3ast, B.Rouse 8+5reb+1ast
St.Francis X.: J.Dunn 20+6reb, J.Clarke 19+7reb+5ast, T.Vernon 18+6reb+8ast, R.Madera 17+7reb, W.Donkoh 14+6reb+5ast, S.Coupland 6+6reb
gschID: 190587


Memorial - Dalhousie 67-84

There was no surprise in St.John's, NL where bottom-ranked Sea Hawks (0-12) were defeated by fifth ranked Tigers (5-6) 84-67 on Sunday. The game without a history. Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 33-of-37 free shots (89.2 percent) during the game, while Sea Hawks only scored sixteen points from the stripe. Tigers forced 22 Sea Hawks turnovers and outrebounded them 35-18 including 20 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward Simon Marr (203) who scored 24 points and 8 rebounds. Cameroonian forward William Yengue (193) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Vasilije Curcic produced 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Alpha Kisusi added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tigers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with St.Francis X. Loser Sea Hawks still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Dalhousie: S.Marr 24+8reb+3ast, K.Lawrence 15+5reb, W.Yengue 10+7reb+4ast, J.Reid 9+3ast, H.Abdullahi 7+3reb+4ast, J.Traboulsi 7+3reb+1ast
Memorial: V.Curcic 15+8reb+5ast, A.Kisusi 14+1reb, T.Sargent 13+1ast, N.Moffatt 7+1reb+4ast, C.Gould 6+4reb+1ast, J.Hynes 4+4ast
gschID: 190586


Cape Breton - Acadia 92-61

No shocking result in a game in Sydney, NS where leader Capers (12-0) smashed 3rd placed Axemen (7-3) 92-61 on Sunday. Capers forced 22 Axemen turnovers and outrebounded them 46-30 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Meshack Lufile (203) who scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists. Capers' coach Matt Skinn felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Sean Stoqua (180) produced 14 points and Kyle Arseneault added 14 points respectively for the guests. Capers have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-0 record. Loser Axemen keeps the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cape Breton: K.Mayers 18+2reb+1ast, J.Dorsey 13+3reb+6ast, M.Lufile 13+8reb+3ast, C.Kasongo 9+2reb+2ast, C.Stanhope 8+1reb, S.Keith 8+3reb
Acadia: S.Stoqua 14+1reb+3ast, K.Arseneault 14+3reb+1ast, T.Scott 9+7reb+1ast, J.Tull 5+2reb, L.Gale 5+6reb, A.Sears 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 190588



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Guangdong ST 20-3 
 2. Shandong FB 16-7 
 3. Beijing Ducks 16-7 
 4. Shanxi Zh. 14-10 
 5. Xinjiang FT 14-10 
 6. Guangsha L. 13-11 
 7. Liaoning H. 12-11 
 8. Zhejiang CB 12-11 
 9. DongGuan L. 12-11 
 10. Bayi R. 11-13 
 11. TianJin S. 10-13 
 12. Foshan LL 10-14 
 13. Jiangsu D. 9-14 
 14. Jilin NE T. 8-16 
 15. Shanghai S. 8-16 
 16. Fujian QB 8-16 
 17. Qingdao E. 7-17 

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 20: Jiangsu D. - Shanghai S. 94-95
Jan. 20: Zhejiang CB - Bayi R. 94-91
Jan. 20: DongGuan L. - Foshan LL 141-133
Jan. 20: Qingdao E. - TianJin S. 140-138
Jan. 20: Guangdong ST - Fujian QB 128-87
Jan. 20: Shanxi Zh. - Liaoning H. 119-114
Jan. 20: Beijing Ducks - Xinjiang FT 106-97
Jan. 20: Jilin NE T. - Guangsha L. 101-90

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 22: Shandong FB - Qingdao E.
Jan. 22: Foshan LL - Guangdong ST
Jan. 23: Jilin NE T. - Jiangsu D.
Jan. 23: Liaoning H. - Guangsha L.
Jan. 23: Zhejiang CB - Shanghai S.
Jan. 23: Beijing Ducks - Shanxi Zh.
Jan. 23: Bayi R. - DongGuan L.
Jan. 23: TianJin S. - Xinjiang FT


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.4 
 2. Randolph, Foshan31.8 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.5 
 4. Akognon, Liaoning.31.1 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.30.3 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha29.3 
 8. Haislip, DongGuan.28.2 
 9. Spencer, Jilin N.28.2 
 10. Harris, Jiangsu D.27.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.5 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.5 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.4 
 4. Harris, Jiangsu D.13.0 
 5. Li, Liaoning H.12.6 
 6. Abbas, Shandong FB12.4 
 7. Wang, Fujian QB12.1 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.8 
 9. Ramos, Guangsha L.11.7 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.2 
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. Marbury, Beijing5.6 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB5.6 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. McGrady, Qingd.4.8 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha4.8 
 8. Qahwash, Jiang.4.8 
 9. Zeng, Foshan LL4.4 
 10. Liu, Shanghai S.4.4 
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. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 5. Han, Bayi R.2.2 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.1 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.1 
 8. Co, Xinjiang FT2.1 
 9. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.0 
 10. Abbas, Shandong2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.2 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST2.1 
 5. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.8 
 6. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 7. Wang, Bayi R.1.6 
 8. Haislip, DongGuan.1.6 
 9. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.5 
 10. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 


CBA Round 25: Beijing Ducks beat Xinjiang Flying Tige in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Beijing. Third ranked Beijing Ducks faced 4th placed Xinjiang Flying Tige. Host Beijing Ducks (16-7) defeated guests from Urumqi (14-10) 106-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Xinjiang Flying Tige. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Beijing Ducks made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Xinjiang Flying Tige helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Zhe Ji (202-89) fired 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Darnell Jackson (203-85, college: Kansas) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds for lost side. Beijing Ducks moved-up to second place, which they share with Shandong FB. Xinjiang Flying Tige at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Shanxi Zh.. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face Shanxi Zhongyu (#4) in Taiyuan in the next round. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play on the road against TianJin Steel in Tianjin and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles managed to get the fifth consecutive victory. This time they edged eleventh-ranked TianJin Steel 140-138. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Chris Daniels (211-84, college: Limoges) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Tracy McGrady contributed with 23 points and 7 assists for the winners. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for TianJin Steel. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Qingdao Eagles (7-17) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain seventeenth place. TianJin Steel at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Qingdao Eagles will play against league's second-placed Shandong Bulls in Jinan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TianJin Steel will play at home against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#5) in Urumqi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the twentiethth victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 14th ranked Fujian (8-16) 128-87 in Dongguan. Jianlian Yi stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side Will McDonald responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. They maintain first place with 20-3 record. Loser Fujian keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Shanghai S. and Jilin NE T.. Guandong Tigers will meet Foshan (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Fujian will have a break next round.
A very interesting game took place in Nanjing. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 13th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-14) to sixteenth ranked Shanghai Sharks (8-16) 95-94 on Sunday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Gilbert Arenas nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. Shanghai Sharks' coach Dan Panaggio allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Shanghai Sharks moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Jilin NE T. and Fujian QB. Jiangsu Dragons at the other side keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Shanghai Sharks' next round opponent will be higher ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#8) in Hangzhou and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Hangzhou. Eighth ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (12-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Bayi Rockets (11-13) 94-91 on Sunday evening. Quincy Douby fired 34 points (!!!) for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Liaoning H. and DongGuan L. Bayi Rockets lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will face Shanghai Sharks (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bayi Rockets will play against DongGuan Leopards (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 25 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Liaoning H. were defeated by Shanxi Zh. in Taiyuan 119-114. DongGuan L. beat Foshan LL at home 141-133. Guangsha L. lost to Jilin NE T. on the opponent's court 90-101.
The best stats of 25th round was 39 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 blocks by Jia Xien of Shanxi Zh..


Guangdong ST - Fujian QB 128-87

Leader Guandong Tigers delivered the twentiethth victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 14th ranked Fujian (8-16) 128-87 in Dongguan. The game without a history. Guandong Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Guandong Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. International Jianlian Yi (212-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-American power forward Ike Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds. Four Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Guandong Tigers. They maintain first place with 20-3 record. Loser Fujian keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Shanghai S. and Jilin NE T.. Guandong Tigers will meet Foshan (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Fujian will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Guangdong ST: W.ShiPeng 24+4reb+1ast, D.Ike 20+10reb+1ast, Y.Jianlian 20+11reb+2ast, Z.FangYu 12+1reb+2ast, C.Jianghua 10+2reb+4ast, P.New 9+1reb
Fujian QB: M.Will 22+6reb, W.Zhelin 17+6reb, G.Sundiata 16+6reb+5ast, G.Lei 9+3reb, Z.YongGang 9+4reb+1ast, Z.QiXin 9+5reb
gschID: 228717


Shanxi Zh. - Liaoning H. 119-114

There was no surprise in Taiyuan where 7th ranked Liaoning Hunters (12-11) were defeated by fifth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (14-10) 119-114 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 119-114. Shanxi Zhongyu shot 62.7 percent from the field. Strangely Liaoning Hunters outrebounded Shanxi Zhongyu 52-35 including a 35-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shanxi Zhongyu made 10 blocks. Liaoning Hunters were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Jia Xien (198-89) fired 39 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 blocks (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Shanxi Zhongyu players scored in double figures. The former international center XiaoXu Li (206-90) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 22 rebounds and Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) added 34 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Liaoning Hunters' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shanxi Zhongyu moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Xinjiang FT. Liaoning Hunters lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu will face higher ranked Beijing Ducks (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Liaoning Hunters will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#6) in Hangzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: X.Jia 39+8reb+1ast, D.JiangPeng 21+2reb+4ast, Z.XueWen 17+4reb+2ast, G.Charles 16+13reb+1ast, B.ZhaoBao 13+2reb+1ast, S.TianGui 9+2reb+3ast
Liaoning H.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 34+6reb+2ast, L.XiaoXu 25+22reb+1ast, J.Solomon 19+10reb+4ast, P.New 9+1reb, H.TianJu 8+3reb+2ast, G.Ailun 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 228715


Beijing Ducks - Xinjiang FT 106-97

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Beijing. Third ranked Beijing Ducks faced 4th placed Xinjiang Flying Tige. Host Beijing Ducks (16-7) defeated guests from Urumqi (14-10) 106-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Xinjiang Flying Tige. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Beijing Ducks made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Xinjiang Flying Tige helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Zhe Ji (202-89) fired 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Darnell Jackson (203-85, college: Kansas) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Beijing Ducks moved-up to second place, which they share with Shandong FB. Xinjiang Flying Tige at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Shanxi Zh.. Beijing Ducks is looking forward to face Shanxi Zhongyu (#4) in Taiyuan in the next round. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play on the road against TianJin Steel in Tianjin and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Beijing Ducks: J.Zhe 25+6reb+4ast, M.Randolph 20+8reb+1ast, M.Stephon 17+7reb+8ast, W.Xiaohui 14+2reb, L.Hsueh-Lin 12+5reb+2ast, Z.Xiaochuan 9+2reb
Xinjiang FT: J.Darnell 23+15reb+2ast, Z.QinPeng 16+4reb+2ast, M.Kan 16+2reb, W.Von 14+6reb+7ast, C.Tal 12+3reb+2ast, M.Bateer 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 228714


Qingdao E. - TianJin S. 140-138

Bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles managed to get the fifth consecutive victory. This time they edged eleventh-ranked TianJin Steel 140-138. Qingdao Eagles forced 20 TianJin Steel turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Qingdao Eagles brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. TianJin Steel was plagued by 44 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Chris Daniels (211-84, college: Limoges) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) contributed with 23 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five Qingdao Eagles players scored in double figures. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) added 31 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists in the effort for TianJin Steel. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Qingdao Eagles (7-17) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain seventeenth place. TianJin Steel at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Qingdao Eagles will play against league's second-placed Shandong Bulls in Jinan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TianJin Steel will play at home against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#5) in Urumqi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: D.Chris 42+10reb+1ast, M.Tracy 23+3reb+7ast, Y.GengLin 20+10reb, Z.YongGang 17+1reb+4ast, X.YuYang 14+3reb+1ast, C.Kai 9+4reb+4ast
TianJin S.: H.Donnell 40+12reb, D.Osama 31+7reb+11ast, Z.Nan 31+4reb+2ast, M.XiangLong 8+3reb+1ast, X.GuiJun 6+3reb, N.Hamady 6+7reb
gschID: 228718


DongGuan L. - Foshan LL 141-133

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked DongGuan Leopards (12-11) defeated at home 12th ranked Foshan (10-14) 141-133 on Sunday. DongGuan Leopards made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Strangely Foshan outrebounded DongGuan Leopards 56-41 including a 24-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Foshan was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) fired a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Blake Ahearn (188-84, college: Missouri St.) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds and forward Junwei Ren (203-90) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. DongGuan Leopards moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Liaoning H. and Zhejiang CB. Loser Foshan keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. DongGuan Leopards will face Bayi Rockets (#10) in Ningbo in the next round. Foshan will play at home against the league's leader Guandong Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
DongGuan L.: H.Marcus 41+11reb, A.Blake 28+2reb+5ast, Q.Biao 19+1reb+2ast, L.Muhao 17+7reb, S.TongLin 15+8reb+2ast, H.ZhongMian 10+8reb+8ast
Foshan LL: R.Shavlik 42+20reb+1ast, R.Junwei 22+9reb+1ast, P.Doron 21+6reb+2ast, Z.LingXu 21+4reb+6ast, M.Michel 16+3reb+2ast, Z.Zhun 6+4reb
gschID: 228716


Jilin NE T. - Guangsha L. 101-90

There was an upset in Changchun where higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (13-11) were defeated by fifteenth ranked Jilin Tigers (8-16) 101-90 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 34-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Jilin Tigers forced 20 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions turnovers. American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Liberian power forward Samuel Hoskin (206-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) added 22 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Jilin Tigers moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Shanghai S. and Fujian QB. Loser Zhejiang Guangsha Lions keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. Jilin Tigers will face higher ranked Jiangsu Dragons (#13) in Nanjing in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: S.Dewarick 34+12reb+5ast, H.Samuel 19+15reb+2ast, Z.Biao 14+2reb+1ast, Z.Cheng 13+5reb+4ast, C.Ya-Song 9+4reb+2ast, T.Yuchen 4+5reb+1ast
Guangsha L.: F.Gary 27+11reb+6ast, R.Peter John 22+14reb+3ast, Z.Yongpeng 12+4reb+1ast, L.Chih-Chieh 12+4reb+4ast, W.Zirui 7+3reb+3ast, S.HoMan 6+2ast
gschID: 228712


Zhejiang CB - Bayi R. 94-91

Important game to mention about took place in Hangzhou. Eighth ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (12-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Bayi Rockets (11-13) 94-91 on Sunday evening. Bayi Rockets were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank outrebounded Bayi Rockets 44-32 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) fired 34 points (!!!) for the winners. International JinHui Ding (204-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. The former international forward Lei Wang (203-86) produced 29 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Bayi Rockets players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Liaoning H. and DongGuan L. Bayi Rockets lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will face Shanghai Sharks (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bayi Rockets will play against DongGuan Leopards (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 34+4reb+1ast, C.Fei 17+2reb, D.JinHui 17+15reb+2ast, Z.Kang 7+4reb, G.SongLin 6+2reb+2ast, Z.ChunJun 6+13reb+4ast
Bayi R.: W.Lei 29+5reb+2ast, W.ZhiZhi 21+8reb+3ast, Z.Bo 11+1reb+1ast, H.Ke 10+1reb, W.ZhongGuang 10+4reb+1ast, L.Shunan 5
gschID: 228713


Jiangsu D. - Shanghai S. 94-95

A very interesting game took place in Nanjing. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 13th ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-14) to sixteenth ranked Shanghai Sharks (8-16) 95-94 on Sunday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Jiangsu Dragons won fourth quarter 28-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shanghai Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu Dragons' 50. Shanghai Sharks brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Gilbert Arenas (192-82, college: Arizona) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) accounted for 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Shanghai Sharks' coach Dan Panaggio allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and center Garret Siler (213-86, college: Augusta St.) added 18 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Jiangsu Dragons in the defeat. Four Shanghai Sharks and five Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. Shanghai Sharks moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Jilin NE T. and Fujian QB. Jiangsu Dragons at the other side keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Shanghai Sharks' next round opponent will be higher ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#8) in Hangzhou and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: A.Gilbert 25+15reb+3ast, W.D.J. 24+10reb+1ast, Z.ZhaoXu 14+6reb, G.Yang 10+3reb, L.Ziqui 9+4reb+3ast, C.Liang 4
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 33+15reb, S.Garret 18+10reb+1ast, Y.Li 13+6reb+2ast, H.XueFeng 13+4reb+5ast, M.Da 11+2reb+4ast, W.Junjie 4
gschID: 228711



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  CROATIA   

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 



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Keravnos reach the final - by Michael Aristidou

Keravnos Strovolou is the first team to reach in cup final after winning Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia in the semifinal 84-72
The winning part was better all over the game. Now Keravnos Strovolou wait for the opponent between Petrolina Aek and Michelin Etha
Quarters: 25-15, 46-33, 63-49, 84-72.
Keravnos Strovolou: Crocker 9, Pilavas, Demertzis 8 (1), Hampton, Buljian 10, Damjanovic 10, Trisokkas 17, Zachariou, Owens 13 (2) Julian Vaughn (205-C/F-88, college: Georgetown) 17
Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia: Siapkas, Konstantinou, Harris 8, Baker 4, Voukosialjevic 18, Tasic 14 (3), Allen 10 (2)



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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, Chomutov17.6 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.4 
 7. Meno, USK Praha17.0 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.9 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
 10. Bosak, Chomutov15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.3 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.5 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.5 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.3 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy6.9 
 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, Svitavy4.6 
 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: 2.9
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.9 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.4 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.2 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy1.9 
 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. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.1 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 



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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. Vaerlose 6-14 
 8. Horsholm 5-13 
 9. Aarhus BC 5-15 
 10. Aalborg 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 19: Aarhus BC - Horsens IC 76-91
Jan. 19: Horsholm - SISU 73-79
Jan. 20: Vaerlose - Aalborg 73-58
Jan. 19: Svendborg - Randers 105-75
Jan. 21: Naestved - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Colas, Randers24.2 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.2 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.7 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.3 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 6. Ocana, Randers19.7 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose19.5 
 8. Walker, Naestved19.4 
 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. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 9. Moritz, SISU7.4 
 10. Iversen, Bakken7.4 
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. Delaney, Aalborg3.7 
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, Vaerlose2.3 
 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. Frandsen, Naestved0.9 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose0.9 
 10. Thomann, Horse.0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Lemvig 11-3 
 2. Falcon 11-3 
 3. Amager BK 11-3 
 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 1-12 

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 55-65



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 15-8 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 14-7 
 3. Canton C. 14-10 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 13-10 
 5. Erie Bay H. 11-9 
 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. 20: Santa Cruz W. - Erie Bay H. 96-95
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

Regular Season: Round 31

Jan. 21: Maine RC - Springfield A.
Jan. 21: Canton C. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 21: Rio Grande VV - Texas L.
Jan. 21: Santa Cruz W. - Bakersfield J.
Jan. 21: Los Angeles D. - 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.18.5 
 9. Downs, Maine RC18.2 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.18.2 
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. Kennedy, Erie B.8.5 
 10. Summers, Maine RC8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Shelvin MACK
  Maine RC
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mack, Maine RC8.0 
 2. Wright, Iowa E.7.3 
 3. Fortson, Los A.6.3 
 4. Singletary, Texas6.2 
 5. Karl, Idaho S.5.5 
 6. Kennedy, Erie B.5.3 
 7. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 8. Uzoh, Springfield5.1 
 9. McNeal, Bakersfi.4.8 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Micah DOWNS
  Maine RC
  (203-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Downs, Maine RC2.3 
 2. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 3. Wright, Maine RC2.2 
 4. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.2.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 6. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 7. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 8. Johnson, Rio G.1.9 
 9. Wright, Iowa E.1.9 
 10. Tyndale, Sioux F.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 


Latest results and stats from the League - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz W. - Erie Bay H. 96-95
The Erie BayHawks lost to the Santa Cruz Warriors 96-95 in a D-League game late tonight. The BayHawks trailed 96-95 with 29.3 seconds remaining in the game, but failed to convert on two last-second shots to pull out the victory. Henry Sims (6'10''-C-90, college: Georgetown) led the BayHawks (11-9) with 22 points and 12 rebounds. D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's) added 15 points. Jeremy Tyler (6'10''-F-91, college: Louisville) had 15 points for the Warriors (14-7). Courtesy of: goerie.com

Sioux Falls S. - Texas L. 102-93
The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Texas Legends 102-93 Saturday night. Sioux Falls never trailed and seemed sparked by the return of guard Donald Sloan (6'3''-G-88, college: Texas A&M) following a 10-day stint with the New Orleans Hornets as they won their third straight game. Sioux Falls (13-10) led 29-15 after the first quarter behind 10 points from Demtris Nichols. Sioux Falls led by 23 points (44-21) midway through the second quarter and went into halftime leading 52-34. Texas (11-10) struggled from the field in the first half as they only shot 26.7 percent (12-of-45). Sioux Falls increased the lead to 26 points (71-45) with just under seven minutes to go in the third quarter but Texas went on a 15-5 run to cut the deficit to 76-60 heading into the final quarter. Sioux Falls went ahead 82-60 following an alley-oop slam dunk by Miami HEAT assignee Dexter Pittman (6'10''-C-88, college: Texas) and appeared to have the game in hand. Texas would not go down quietly though as a 3-pointer by Darius Rice (6'10''-F-82, college: Miami, FL) cut the deficit to 10 points (95-85) with just over three minutes to go in the contest. Rice scored 18 points on six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter but it was not enough as Sioux Falls moved within 0.5 game of first place in the Central Division. Nichols continued his strong play with 26 points, six rebounds and four assists. Pittman finished with his third straight double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Sloan had a solid home debut with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Mark Tyndale contributed eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists off the bench. Rice scored an NBA D-League season-high 39 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Chris Roberts (6'4''-G-88, college: Bradley) scored 19 points while Sean Singletary posted 14 points and seven rebounds. The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Texas Legends 102-93 Saturday night. Sioux Falls never trailed and seemed sparked by the return of guard Donald Sloan following a 10-day stint with the New Orleans Hornets as they won their third straight game. Sioux Falls (13-10) led 29-15 after the first quarter behind 10 points from Demtris Nichols. Sioux Falls led by 23 points (44-21) midway through the second quarter and went into halftime leading 52-34. Texas (11-10) struggled from the field in the first half as they only shot 26.7 percent (12-of-45). Sioux Falls increased the lead to 26 points (71-45) with just under seven minutes to go in the third quarter but Texas went on a 15-5 run to cut the deficit to 76-60 heading into the final quarter. Sioux Falls went ahead 82-60 following an alley-oop slam dunk by Miami HEAT assignee Dexter Pittman and appeared to have the game in hand. Texas would not go down quietly though as a 3-pointer by Darius Rice cut the deficit to 10 points (95-85) with just over three minutes to go in the contest. Rice scored 18 points on six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter but it was not enough as Sioux Falls moved within 0.5 game of first place in the Central Division. Nichols continued his strong play with 26 points, six rebounds and four assists. Pittman finished with his third straight double-double (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Sloan had a solid home debut with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Mark Tyndale contributed eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists off the bench. Rice scored an NBA D-League season-high 39 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Chris Roberts scored 19 points while Sean Singletary posted 14 points and seven rebounds. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Canton C. - Springfield A. 104-93
What a difference a night makes. After getting thoroughly outplayed during the final quarter and a half of Friday night's loss, it was the Charge with the finishing touch Saturday in a 104-93 win against the Springfield Armor at Memorial Civic Center. Charge forward Ryan Rossiter (6'9''-F/C-89, college: Siena) led a balanced effort in front of 3,070 fans, as Canton (14-10) gained a bit of revenge for a lackluster loss to the Armor (6-14) on Friday. 'I give credit to our guys,' Charge head coach Alex Jensen said. 'It's always hard to come back (the next night). They played hard and won, grinded it out.' Rossiter is the very-epitome of 'grinding it out.' The dirty-work forward registered his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds while setting a season high in points for the second straight night. Rossiter was one of six Canton players who scored in double figures, and he did all his damage in the first three quarters. The Charge actually went small in the fourth, playing Alex Ruoff at the power forward, to finish the game strong and avoid the turnover problems and general ugliness that plagued them Friday. After a quiet first three quarters, Charge center Micheal Eric (6'11''-F/C-88, college: Temple) was a terror on the boards in the fourth. He totaled nine points and seven boards in the quarter to finish with 11 points and 11 rebounds overall. His two straight putbacks - the first an authoritative jam - had the Charge up 91-78 with 6:09 left. 'For about two or three minutes, we didn't execute a play once. We took some bad shots,' Jensen said. 'But he kept that lead for us by rebounding. 'The problem with that is now I expect him to do that every game. I'll remind him that's what he's capable of.' Springfield is the best offensive rebounding team in the league, and the Armor pounded the Charge on the glass early. But Canton rectified the situation to the point of actually scoring more second-chance points (22 to 18) than the Armor. Rossiter scored 11 points in the game's first nine minutes and had a career-high (15) by the break. 'Kyle (Gibson), Jorge (Gutierrez) and all the guys really put me in good positions,' said the 6-foot-9 Rossiter. 'Most of them were kind of catch and shoot, because they broke down the defense and I was the beneficiary.' Ruoff's fourth and final 3-pointer of the first quarter - with 1.8 seconds left - had Canton up 30-28. The game stayed tight. Ben Uzoh's pull-up jumper with 4.2 seconds left in the half cut Springfield's deficit to 1. Gutierrez answered with a deep jumper at the buzzer to put the Charge up 51-48 at the half. Canton finally got some separation midway through the third. The Charge hit four straight jumpers, two of them from Gibson, to go up seven with 3:07 left. Ruoff, who finished with 16 points, hit a runner in the lane with 2.5 seconds left and the Charge led 76-68. The Armor never got closer than six in the final period. Gutierrez totaled 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, capping his night with a left-handed jam with 18.2 seconds left and the Charge up 11. It didn't seem to sit well with the Armor. Jensen quickly got Gutierrez out of the game during the next dead ball. Gibson scored 15 points, while Dominique Johnson scored 14 off the bench. Willie Reed (6'9''-F-90, college: St.Louis) led Springfield with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while James Mays totaled 18 points and 13 rebounds. Courtesy of: cantonrep.com

Los Angeles D. - Ft.Wayne MA 113-106
Three Mad Ants players recorded double-doubles, but it wasn't enough to take down the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Los Angeles beat the Ants 113-106 on Saturday in the Toyota Sports Center. The loss was the second straight for Fort Wayne and dropped the team's record to 11-12. Luke Harangody (6'7''-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) led the Ants with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Indiana Pacers assignee Miles Plumlee (6'10''-PF-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Duke) scored 15 points with 12 rebounds and point guard Anthony Harris scored 16 points with 12 assists. Anthony Richardson scored 19 points and Tony Mitchell added 17. Ron Howard (knee) and Milwaukee Bucks assignee Doron Lamb (ankle) did not play because of injuries. Los Angeles (7-12) was led by Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) with 32 points and Gary Flowers with 30. The Ants will resume play at Canton on Monday. Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com

Maine RC - Iowa E. 110-106
Xavier Silas (6'5''-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: N.Illinois) signed programs. He signed shirts, hats and basketballs. He posed for pictures as a small crowd gathered around him on the court. Fortunately for the Maine Red Claws, Silas shook off defenders much more easily. Silas came off the bench and scored 21 points to lead Maine to a 110-106 win over the Iowa Energy on Saturday night before 2,953 at the Portland Expo. "X has done a great job in that role of being that energizing sixth man that does so many things on the floor," Maine Coach Mike Taylor said. Silas came up big at the end. Maine trailed with 5:30 left, but Silas hit one of his three 3-pointers for a 95-93 lead. With the score tied 98-98, Silas drove in for a basket and a free throw. He then popped in a jumper with 2:57 left for a 103-98 lead. The Red Claws never trailed after. It was Maine's fifth straight win as the Red Claws improved to 15-8, sitting atop the NBA D-League's East Division. The Energy dropped their third consecutive game, falling to 6-15. This Iowa team, which has an impressive roster, is 1-7 in January. "Just trying to figure it out and put it together," said former Red Claws guard Morris Almond (6'6''-F/G-85, college: Rice), who scored 19 for the Energy. "We have a lot of individual talent. Young talent. We're in every game, but a lot of our games end like this." Iowa jumped out to a 16-6 lead. Maine crept back. The 6-foot-5 Silas entered in the first quarter. He made a steal and finished the fast break with a dunk. Then he drove through traffic for another dunk. "Came in and got some easy ones," Silas said. "Any time that happens, it's going to be a good night." A lot of Red Claws had a good night. Micah Downs recorded 19 points and eight rebounds, along with four assists and for steals. Rookie center Fab Melo had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He also blocked four shots. "The big thing is we see the progress in Fab," Taylor said. "We're really excited about his consistency. That's the most difficult thing for a young player." Champ Oguchi (four 3-pointers) and Chris Wright both scored 16 points, while Omar Reed added 10. Point guard Andre Barrett (5'9''-PG-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Seton Hall) recorded eight of the team's 29 assist. "Twenty-nine assists is excellent," Taylor said. "These guys played a lot of great team basketball on both ends of the floor." Maine made 11 steals, including one by Reed with 14 seconds left and the Claws up 107-104. Reed, a 6-6 forward, then sank a free throw to put the game out of reach. Reed, who has struggled to get minutes, found himself in the game at crunch time. "It feels good to be one of the guys on the court at the end," Reed said. "It shows that Coach has trust in me. "I've been waiting for my opportunity to contribute and show how much I can play. We have a lot of great players on this team. Had to be patient as much as I can be." Courtesy of: pressherald.com

Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 96-87
On a Tulsa 66ers roster dominated by youth, NBA veterans Chris Quinn (6'2''-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) and Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle) stand out. On Saturday night at the SpiritBank Event Center, the experienced duo made big plays late in the game that helped the 66ers snap a four-game losing streak. Quinn and Butler combined for 13 of Tulsa's 22 points in the fourth quarter as the 66ers downed the Austin Toros 96-87 in an NBA Development League matchup. The win was just the second in the last 10 outings for Tulsa (10-11) and allowed the 66ers to salvage a weekend split with their Central Division rival. "All of our players wanted this win tonight," said Tulsa head coach Darko Rajakovic. "This was a very important game for us. We were playing at home and we haven't defended our home court very well since early in the season. Our guys came together tonight and I am very proud of their hustle and effort." Quinn would finish with a season-high 21 points and add a game-high seven assists to pace Tulsa, while Butler came off the bench to score 20 points. "Our youth gives our team energy, and we are lucky to have them and for them to share their experience with the rest of the team," Rajakovic said. "They had great games tonight, but I think their best games are ahead of them." Tulsa never trailed in the second half, but Austin (12-10) would pull within 79-75 on a jumper by Jamarr Sanders with 7:53 to play. Butler would respond with a long jumper to grab back the momentum and force a Toro timeout with 6:39 left. Quinn would then take his turn in the scoring spotlight, hitting five of Tulsa's next six points to help the 66ers take an 87-79 lead and force another Austin timeout with 3:52 to play. Tulsa used some big plays at the end of the first and second quarters to build a 55-47 advantage at halftime. The 66ers used an 11-4 spurt to close the second half to grab momentum heading into the locker room, with Butler chipping in five of those points. Butler would also play a role in a flurry of 66er scoring to conclude the first quarter. The 11-year NBA veteran hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left in the period, then Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86, college: N.C.Central) stole the ensuing inbounds pass at midcourt and hit a desperation 3-pointer just before the buzzer, pushing the Tulsa lead to 29-24 heading into the second quarter. Courtesy of: tulsaworld.com



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   

Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Kristijan NIKOLOV
  (185-G-96)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Nikolov, MKD25.9 
 2. Kauffmann, LUX22.8 
 3. Hakanson, SWE22.0 
 4. Salash, BLR20.8 
 5. Magdevski, MKD20.1 
 6. Popovic, MNT17.4 
 7. Ciotlaus, ROM16.5 
 8. Niemisto, FIN16.4 
 9. Kandybovic, BLR15.6 
 10. Mandic, SUI15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maksim SALASH
  (203-C-96)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Salash, BLR14.3 
 2. Polite, SUI12.4 
 3. Berg, NOR11.1 
 4. Cate, ROM11.1 
 5. Lazic, BIH10.5 
 6. Skagius, SWE9.4 
 7. Ogunsipe, AUT8.7 
 8. Larsen, DEN8.5 
 9. Dozic, MNT8.4 
 10. Nikolic, MNT8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  SWE
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Hakanson, SWE6.7 
 2. Benzouien, BEL3.6 
 3. Pavicevic, MNT3.6 
 4. Magdevski, MKD3.5 
 5. Kelly, DEN3.4 
 6. Arens, LUX3.3 
 7. Petkov, BUL3.3 
 8. Amiel, POR3.2 
 9. Hodi, HUN3.2 
 10. Nikolov, MKD3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Andrej MAGDEVSKI
  MKD
  (190-G-96)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Magdevski, MKD4.4 
 2. Ciotlaus, ROM3.6 
 3. Demirtas, BEL3.2 
 4. Blatt, ISR3.1 
 5. Rozanek, SVK3.0 
 6. Cvetkovski, MKD2.9 
 7. Amiel, POR2.9 
 8. Hakanson, SWE2.6 
 9. Andelic, MNT2.5 
 10. Petkov, BUL2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gyorgy GOLOMAN
  (204-PF-96)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Goloman, HUN2.3 
 2. Cate, ROM2.3 
 3. Nikolic, MNT2.0 
 4. Larsen, DEN1.9 
 5. Salash, BLR1.8 
 6. Janicek, SVK1.7 
 7. Magdevski, MKD1.4 
 8. Andersen, DEN1.3 
 9. Skagius, SWE1.1 
 10. Boezeman, NED1.1 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 20: Kataja - Korihait 90-59
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

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 23: Lapua - FoKoPo
Jan. 23: KTP - Salon Vilpas
Jan. 23: Namika Lahti - Pyrinto
Jan. 23: Korihait - LrNMKY
Jan. 23: Nilan Bisons - Kouvot
Jan. 24: Kataja - Kauhajoki


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. Logins, LrNM.17.5 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua17.5 
 7. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.2 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.17.0 
 9. Flowers, Kataja16.9 
 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. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.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. Smith, Kataja5.1 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 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, Kataja2.6 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 7. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 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 13-3 
 2. ToPo 11-5 
 3. BC Nokia 10-5 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 10-7 
 5. Oulun NMKY 9-6 
 6. Huima 5-10 
 7. Pyrinto II 5-12 
 8. SayRi 4-11 
 9. Ura Basket 4-12 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 13-5 
 2. KaU Koris 13-6 
 3. TuNMKY 11-7 
 4. Jarvenpaa 11-7 
 5. HBA-Marsky 8-10 
 6. BC Jyvaskyla 7-12 
 7. Espoo Basket 5-13 
 8. JyWe 5-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

A

Jan. 20: Ura Basket - Porvoon Tarmo 86-105
Jan. 20: Pyrinto II - Tapiolan Honka 82-97
Jan. 18: SayRi - BC Nokia 77-86
Jan. 19: Oulun NMKY - ToPo 73-98

B

Jan. 20: KaU Koris - Jarvenpaa 98-58
Jan. 16: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe 84-60
Jan. 20: Kerava ET - TuNMKY 81-74
Jan. 20: Espoo Basket - HBA-Marsky 79-62
Jan. 17: HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY 70-83

Regular Season: Round 19

A

Jan. 25: Porvoon Tarmo - BC Nokia
Jan. 27: Oulun NMKY - Ura Basket
Jan. 27: Huima - SayRi
Jan. 27: Tapiolan Honka - ToPo

B

Jan. 25: KaU Koris - HBA-Marsky
Jan. 27: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa
Jan. 27: JyWe - TuNMKY
Jan. 27: Kerava ET - KaU Koris
Jan. 27: BC Jyvaskyla - Espoo Basket


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.7 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.9 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.1 
 4. Pederson, SayRi22.6 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa22.3 
 6. Mays, Huima22.1 
 7. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.3 
 8. Tate, Porvoon19.7 
 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. Jallow, Jarvenpaa14.6 
 3. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.6 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET12.9 
 5. Stephens, Huima11.7 
 6. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.7 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 8. Capers, ToPo11.3 
 9. Young, Porvoon11.0 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.10.7 
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. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.2 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.2 
 6. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.1 
 7. Mays, Huima3.9 
 8. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Little, Kerava ET2.9 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.9 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 4. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.2 
 5. Capers, ToPo2.1 
 6. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 7. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 8. Andersen, Espoo B.1.9 
 9. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.9 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.9 
 5. Woods, BC Nokia1.9 
 6. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 7. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 8. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.2 
 9. Capers, ToPo1.2 
 10. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 


1.DIVISION: Two runs helped Tarmo to win - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 16: Two runs helped Tarmo from Porvoo to improve team's record into 13-3 tonight. Tarmo was on the road playing vs Ura Basket (Kaarina) and those runs took place already during the first 10 minutes. First Tarmo changed the digits from 13-13 into 13-24 in 2:13 minutes and a little bit later numbers 15-24 into 15-38 in 3:07 minutes. After those 0-9 and 0-14 runs Tarmo was leading 15-38 after the opening quarter. Then Ura Basket came better back to the game even so, that the contest was a seven-point-game (84-91) with 2:12 minutes to go. Tarmo won those two minutes then 2-14 and the game 86-105 (36-55). The MVP on the court was Vernon Taylor (190-G-87, college: Troy) (Tarmo) by scoring his season high 39 pts (1 - 15/16, 2 - 9/11, 3 - 2/2) and grabbing 10 rbs. Isaiah Tate (192-G-89, college: George Mason) added 16 pts. Tarmo had five players in double figures. Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) led Ura Basket (4-12) with 29 pts. Bobby Nash (198-G/F-84) netted 25 pts (treys 7/11).
Pyrinto II (Tampere) upset Honka (Tapiola) on Oct 22 by one (79-78) in Tampere, but tonight American F Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) had decided, that Honka (10-7) will return back to Espoo with a win. Clark scored game high 37 pts (1 - 5/6, 2 - 13/17, 3 - 2/6) and led Honka into 82-97 (39-45) victory. Tuomas Iisalo (195-SF-82, agency: Court Side) added 14 pts. Joni Harjula (189-G-83) (Pyrinto) knocked down 20 pts. Osku Heinonen (194-G/F-92) added 17 pts.

Ura Basket - Tarmo 86-105 (36-55). (Nolan Richardson 29/8a, Bobby Nash 25, Paul Harrison 16/12 - Vernon Taylor 39/10, Isaiah Tate 16, Teemu Hartikainen 12).
Pyrinto II - Honka 82-97 (39-45). (Joni Harjula 20, Osku Heinonen 17, Severi Liljeberg 15 - Ronnie Clark 37/13, Tuomas Iisalo 14, Malik Moore 11).



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  FRANCE   


Brown's 37-point game gives him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) had a great game in the last round for Maurienne and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had the game-high 37 points adding three rebounds for Maurienne in his team's victory, helping them to crush St Vallier (#14, 7-12) with 17-point margin 98-81. Maurienne is placed at 7th position in French ProB. Maurienne is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-9 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 70.6% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Maurienne and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Niagara University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brown is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.4ppg. Brown is in league's top in and averages solid 50.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Tafari Toney (203-C/F-86) of Charleville. He is American-British in his second season at Charleville. In the last game Toney recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Charleville lost that overtime game 93-99 to slightly higher-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#15, 7-12). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Charleville keeps 17th position. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Charleville managed to get this year. Toney is well-known at Charleville and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Moses Sonko (197-F-83, agency: Two Points) of Bourg (#10). Sonko got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 93-77 easy win against the lower-ranked Bordeaux (#18, 2-17). Bourg needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 9 lost games. Sonko has a very solid season. In 16 games in France he scored 15.9ppg. He also has 6.3rpg and FGP: 50.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Mathis (200-F/C-84) of Nantes - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Rasheed Wright (196-F/G-80) of Hyeres-Toulon - 30 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 25 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jonathan Rousselle (188-PG-90) of Boulogne - 25 points and 3 rebounds
8. Tai Wesley (200-F-86) of Rouen - 17 points and 10 rebounds
9. Abdoulaye Loum (210-F-91) of Boulogne - 24 points and 8 rebounds
10. Justin Burrell (206-F-88) of Chalons-Reims - 18 points and 10 rebounds

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



French NM1 round 17 best performance: Russell Carter - by Eurobasket News

American guard Russell Carter (196-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Orchy, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Angers BC 49 (#12, 5-10) with 23-point margin 88-65. It allowed Orchy to consolidate first place in the French NM1. Orchy have a solid 12-3 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Carter as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Russell Carter averages this season 11.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) of CFBB. Inglis had a very good evening with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as CFBB lost that game 68-90 to the higher-ranked Vichy (#4, 11-4). CFBB are still at the very bottom. 15 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Inglis is one of the most experienced players at CFBB and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.3ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 8.1rpg and 3.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Justin Reynolds (204-F/C-88) of Vichy (#4). Reynolds scored 14 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Vichy, leading his team to a 90-68 easy win against CFBB (#16, 0-15). Vichy needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 4 lost games. Reynolds has a very solid season. In 14 games in France he scored 12.9ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and FGP: 57.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michel Ipouck (199-F-86) of Chartres - 16 points and 10 rebounds
5. Jarryd Cole (204-F-88) of La Rochelle - 22 points and 5 rebounds
6. Samir Mekdad (188-PG-86) of Challans - 19 points and 6 rebounds
7. Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) of Blois - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Olivier Gouez (217-C-84) of Orchy - 18 points
9. Charly Pontens (189-G-95) of CFBB - 21 points and 3 rebounds
10. Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-F/C-78) of Monaco - 17 points and 3 rebounds

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



Robert Dozier is a newcomer at Alaska Aces - by Eurobasket News

Alaska Aces (PBA) added to their roster 28-year old French forward Robert Dozier (206-102kg-85, college: Memphis). He already started the season at Cajasol in Spanish ACB league. In four games this season he recorded 8.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.3bpg. Dozier also played 3 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. He also spent pre-season at the Heat (NBA) in NBA earlier that year. The last season Dozier played at Cholet Basket (ProA) in French ProA. In 22 games last year he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals.
The previous (10-11) season Dozier played at PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) in Greek A1. In 33 games that season he averaged 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Dozier also played 5 games in Eurocup where he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4spg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (60th overall). The former University of Memphis star is in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his college team won C-USA Tournament for four years in a row (between 2006 and 2009).
Dozier has played also professionally in Greece (Kolossos).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A terrific finisher around the rim ... Has range out to the three-point line, but is better from the mid-range and in ... Has 7-foot-3 wingspan that he uses to his advantage ... Has ability to keep possessions alive by offensive rebounds/tips with his length ... Also able to block and alter shots on the defensive end with his wingspan.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  GEORGIA   


MIA Academy lands Benjamin Raymond - by Eurobasket Center

MIA Academy Tbilisi (Superleague) tabbed 26-year old American swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-103kg-87, college: Xavier, agency: KMG Sports Management). He played most recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games last season he averaged 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg. Raymond also played at Apollon (Division A) in Cypriot Division A that season (13.8ppg in 12 games). He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. The most of previous (10-11) season he spent at Helios (Telemach League) in Slovenian Telemach League. In 19 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and recorded 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. The other team Raymond played that season for was Anibal (Division A) in Lebanese Division A. In 11 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and averaged 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
He attended Xavier University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  GERMANY   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 18: Jena - NBC 94-83
Jan. 20: Kirchheim - Chemnitz 91-74
Jan. 18: Crailsheim - Heidelberg 86-82
Jan. 18: ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe 77-74
Jan. 20: Ehingen - Gotha 76-70
Jan. 20: Leipzig - Duesseldorf 75-84
Jan. 18: Cuxhaven - Finke Baskets 103-79
Jan. 20: Vechta - Goettingen 100-68

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 26: Goettingen - Crailsheim
Jan. 26: Karlsruhe - Vechta
Jan. 26: NBC - ETB Wohnbau
Jan. 26: Chemnitz - Jena
Jan. 26: Finke Baskets - Kirchheim
Jan. 26: Gotha - Cuxhaven
Jan. 26: Duesseldorf - Ehingen
Jan. 26: Heidelberg - Leipzig


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.0 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.8 
 3. Williams, Vechta18.3 
 4. Calvin, Ehingen16.6 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.5 
 6. Barker, Jena16.3 
 7. White, Heidelberg16.2 
 8. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.1 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.15.8 
 10. Griffin, Gotha15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.1 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.4 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 5. Calvin, Ehingen7.9 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.7 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.3 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.1 
 9. Livas, Goettingen7.1 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Williams, Vechta7.7 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.3 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.2 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.1 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen4.9 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Barker, Jena4.6 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.5 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.5 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 4. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.8 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Bynum, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Harris, Goettingen1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.4 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.6 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 5. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 9. Madrich, Vechta0.8 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 14-1 
 2. Rist Wedel 12-3 
 3. Herten Lions 11-4 
 4. Oldenburg 8-7 
 5. Recklinghausen 7-8 
 6. SU Medien 6-9 
 7. Dorsten 6-9 
 8. Hannover 6-9 
 9. BSW Sixers 6-9 
 10. MTV Wolfenbuettel 5-10 
 11. Wulfen 5-10 
 12. Stahnsdorf 4-11 
Group South
 1. Dragons 14-1 
 2. Weissenhorn 9-6 
 3. Langen 9-6 
 4. Noerdlingen 9-6 
 5. Fraport SKY II 8-7 
 6. Bayer Giants 8-7 
 7. Licher Baeren 7-8 
 8. Leitershofen 7-8 
 9. Dresden 6-9 
 10. Hanau 6-9 
 11. Konstanz 4-11 
 12. TSV Troester 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 18: Herten Lions - SU Medien 84-61
Jan. 18: BSW Sixers - Oldenburg 79-91
Jan. 18: Stahnsdorf - Hannover 78-90
Jan. 18: Dorsten - Rist Wedel 74-77
Jan. 18: Wulfen - Schwelm 65-68
Jan. 18: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen 100-81

South

Jan. 20: Langen - Noerdlingen 97-85 OT
Jan. 18: Leitershofen - Hanau 89-84
Jan. 18: Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren 80-74
Jan. 20: TSV Troester - Dresden 78-75
Jan. 18: Dragons - Weissenhorn 73-67
Jan. 18: Konstanz - Bayer Giants 66-91

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 26: BSW Sixers - Herten Lions
Jan. 26: Hannover - Dorsten
Jan. 26: Oldenburg - Stahnsdorf
Jan. 26: Schwelm - SU Medien
Jan. 26: Recklinghausen - Wulfen
Jan. 26: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Rist Wedel

South

Jan. 26: Fraport SKY II - Dragons
Jan. 26: Hanau - TSV Troester
Jan. 26: Noerdlingen - Konstanz
Jan. 26: Licher Baeren - Langen
Jan. 27: Dresden - Weissenhorn
Jan. 27: Bayer Giants - Leitershofen


ProB Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

3rd placed Noerdlingen (9-6) fell to fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (9-6) in overtime by twelve points 85-97 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Noerdlingen. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for Malik Cooke who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. TV 1862 Langen's coach Ty Shaw used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Noerdlingen and Weissenhorn. TV 1862 Langen will face Licher Baeren (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Noerdlingen will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15:
In Group North Hannover beat Stahnsdorf on the road 90-78. Wulfen lost to Schwelm on its own court 65-68. Rist Wedel managed to outperform Dorsten in a road game 77-74. BSW Sixers recorded a loss to Oldenburg at home 79-91. SU Medien were crushed by Herten Lions on the opponent's court 84-61. MTV Wolfenbuettel smashed Recklinghausen in a home game 100-81.
In Group South Dresden lost to TSV Troester on the road 75-78. Dragons managed to outperform Weissenhorn on its own court 73-67. Hanau recorded a loss to Leitershofen in Diedorf 89-84. Konstanz was crushed by Bayer Giants at home 66-91. Licher Baeren was beaten by Fraport SKY II on the opponent's court 80-74.


Group North
Stahnsdorf - Hannover 78-90

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Hannover Tigers (6-9) beat 12th ranked RSV Eintracht (4-11) in Stahnsdorf 90-78 on Friday. Hannover Tigers moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams. RSV Eintracht at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Hannover Tigers will face Dorsten (#7) at home in the next round. RSV Eintracht will play against Oldenburg (#4).
gschID: 185183


Wulfen - Schwelm 65-68

Very expected game when 10th ranked BSV Wulfen (5-10) was edged at home by first ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (14-1) 68-65 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-21. But BSV Wulfen won second period 12-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for Lars Wendt (190-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Center Andreas Kronhardt (204-89) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four SG Schwelmer Baskets players scored in double figures. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BSV Wulfen. SG Schwelmer Baskets have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 14-1 record. BSV Wulfen at the other side keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BSV Wulfen will play on the road against Recklinghausen (#5).
Top scorers:
Schwelm: L.Wendt 22+6reb+3ast, J.Coles 12+6reb+3ast, A.Kronhardt 12+7reb+2ast, S.Schroter 11+1reb, D.Malinowski 5+1reb, D.Hamilton 4+1reb+2ast
Wulfen: A.Houston 22+5reb, A.Young 14+7reb+1ast, H.Bellscheidt 11+6reb+1ast, P.Mazur 8+3reb, P.Gunther 6+2ast, L.Griffin 4+4reb
gschID: 185180


Dorsten - Rist Wedel 74-77

Rather predictable result when second ranked SC Rist Wedel (12-3) edged on the road 6th ranked Dorsten (6-9) 77-74 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 26-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. SC Rist Wedel made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Fabian Boeke (208-86, college: Washington St.) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 rebounds. American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) contributed with 18 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) answered with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and the other American import center Justin Eller (203-87, college: Sacramento St.) added 14 points in the effort for Dorsten. Five Dorsten players scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place in Group North with 12-3 record having just two points less than leader Dragons. Dorsten lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dorsten will play against Hannover Tigers (#8) in Hannover and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: F.Boeke 26+7reb, A.Johnston 18+2reb+3ast, D.Hopkins 18+3reb+2ast, I.Akpinar 7+4reb+4ast, M.Adu 6+6reb, T.Lange 2+1reb
Dorsten: J.Eller 14+3reb+2ast, J.Cadmus 14+2reb, G.Hagner 13+3reb+1ast, C.Jones 11+5reb+9ast, N.Janoschek 11+6reb+1ast, G.Budde 5+6reb
gschID: 185178


BSW Sixers - Oldenburg 79-91

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked BSW Sixers (6-9) lost to fourth ranked Oldenburg (8-7) in Sandersdorf 79-91 on Friday. BSW Sixers were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 32-14 charge of Oldenburg, which allowed them to win the game. BSW Sixers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) who led his team to a victory with 30 points. point guard Kevin Smit (183-91) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) answered with 17 points and the other American import power forward Nate Gerwig (206-83, college: Kent St., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 9 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for BSW Sixers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BSW Sixers' coach Timo Stumpf rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Oldenburg maintains fourth place in Group North with 8-7 record. BSW Sixers at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Oldenburg will face RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSW Sixers will play at home against Herten Lions (#3).
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 30+3reb+3ast, A.Hartmann 14+5reb+4ast, K.Smit 13+6reb+6ast, K.Haenig 10+8reb, A.Witte 9+2reb, J.Wimberg 7
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 17+3reb+2ast, F.Diestelhorst 14+2reb+1ast, R.Schirmer 13+3reb, T.Lipke 10+3reb, N.Gerwig 9+12reb, S.Ahnsehl 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185182


Herten Lions - SU Medien 84-61

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Herten Lions (11-4) outplayed at home 6th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-9) 84-61 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-61. It was a good game for American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Herten Lions players scored in double figures. American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) answered with 17 points and international point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Spot Up Medien Baskets. Spot Up Medien Baskets' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Herten Lions maintains third place in Group North with 11-4 record having just three points less than leader Dragons. Spot Up Medien Baskets at the other side keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Herten Lions will face BSW Sixers (#9) in Sandersdorf in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play on the road against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets.
Top scorers:
Herten Lions: A.Bowie 20+5reb+3ast, T.Schonborn 14+3reb+4ast, W.Taylor 13+15reb+1ast, C.Hackenesch 12+6reb+1ast, J.Ducker 9+7reb, Y.Opitz 8+1reb
SU Medien: S.Bennett 17+4reb+3ast, D.Schroeder 16+3reb+5ast, H.Sant-Roos 10+4reb+1ast, E.Land 6+11reb, J.Wessels 6+5reb, D.Johnson 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185181


MTV Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen 100-81

There was an upset when higher ranked Recklinghausen (7-8) was outleveled on the road by eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (5-10) 100-81 on Friday. The game without a history. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Recklinghausen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Lamonte Thomas (187, college: J.and Wales, RI, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with 31 points and 7 rebounds. Center Frank Theis (200-82) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) added 20 points in the effort for Recklinghausen. Recklinghausen's coach Bill Paterno rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to tenth place in Group North, which they share with Wulfen. Newly promoted Recklinghausen keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Recklinghausen will play against BSV Wulfen.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: L.Thomas 31+7reb+3ast, F.Theis 18+8reb+1ast, D.Nawrocki 17+3reb+1ast, D.Ward 14+3reb+2ast, H.Knopke 11+2reb+5ast, T.Clark 9+14reb
Recklinghausen: P.Carney 20+4reb+2ast, M.Bregulla 14+6reb+6ast, R.Franklin 14+11reb+4ast, D.McDuffie 9+2reb+3ast, D.Leithner 9+2reb, A.Steed 8+8reb
gschID: 185179


Group South
TSV Troester - Dresden 78-75

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked TSV Troester (3-12) edged higher ranked Dresden (6-9) in Breitenguessbach 78-75 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Dresden won third quarter 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TSV Troester forced 21 Dresden turnovers. Dresden was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Johannes Richter (206-93) who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 15 rebounds. point guard Daniel Schmidt (186-90) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) answered with 27 points and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and the other American import Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Dresden. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. TSV Troester maintains twelfth place in Group South with 3-12 record. Newly promoted Dresden dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. TSV Troester will face higher ranked Hanau (#10) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: D.Schmidt 15+3reb+2ast, S.Walde 9+2reb+2ast, J.Richter 9+15reb+3ast, J.Dippold 8+1reb, M.Rockmann 8+2ast, D.Dizdarevic 8+2ast
Dresden: J.Boucher 27+4reb+4ast, A.Jones 15+6reb+5ast, M.von der Wippel 6+5reb, R.Haas 5+1reb+1ast, D.Pollrich 4+1reb+1ast, R.Zobel 4+1reb
gschID: 186922


Langen - Noerdlingen 97-85 OT

3rd placed Noerdlingen (9-6) fell to fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (9-6) in overtime by twelve points 85-97 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Noerdlingen. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime then Noerdlingen managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was TV 1862 Langen who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 17-5. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. TV 1862 Langen forced 23 Noerdlingen turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Noerdlingen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Malik Cooke (198-89, college: S.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. TV 1862 Langen's coach Ty Shaw used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Noerdlingen. Five TV 1862 Langen and four Noerdlingen players scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Noerdlingen and Weissenhorn. TV 1862 Langen will face Licher Baeren (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Noerdlingen will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11).
Top scorers:
Langen: M.Cooke 28+10reb+1ast, M.Woody 17+14reb+2ast, M.Schneider 15+4reb+9ast, S.Barth 12+1reb+3ast, T.Jahn 10+4reb+1ast, J.Boelke 6+1reb+3ast
Noerdlingen: C.Gray 23+12reb+1ast, B.Hogg 22+7reb+6ast, F.Brutting 17+2ast, J.Eichler 11+10reb+1ast, D.Rastatter 5+6reb+1ast, S.Schmoll 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186921


Dragons - Weissenhorn 73-67

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-best Weissenhorn Youngstars' (9-6) road loss to first ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (14-1) 67-73 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. It was a good game for Nick Larsen (188-83) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 9 assists. American center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Four Dragons Rhoendorf players scored in double figures. Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Boris Kaminski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) added 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Weissenhorn Youngstars. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 14-1 record. Weissenhorn Youngstars at the other side keep the second position with six games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face Fraport Skyliners II (#5) in Frankfurt in the next round. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play on the road against Dresden.
Top scorers:
Dragons: F.Koch 21+3reb+2ast, N.Larsen 15+3reb+9ast, A.Rodriguez 11+14reb+2ast, G.Robinson 10+7reb+1ast, V.Frankl-Maus 6+3reb, E.Tukiss 4
Weissenhorn: M.Hesson 25+9reb, T.Joenke 22+5reb+3ast, M.Heberlein 9+1reb+3ast, K.Gausa 5+6reb+2ast, M.Shtein 4+6reb+2ast, B.Butler 2+1ast
gschID: 186920


Leitershofen - Hanau 89-84

Everything could happen in Diedorf at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Leitershofen and 10th ranked Hanau had identical 6-8 record. This time Leitershofen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Hanau 89-84 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 43-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Leitershofen made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Hanau turnovers. Hanau was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard James Washington (182-87, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory with 31 points and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Worth to mention Hughey played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Marco Voeller (198-89) added 17 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hanau. Leitershofen have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren. Hanau lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. Leitershofen will face higher ranked Bayer Giants (#6) in Leverkusen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hanau will play at home against TSV Troester in Breitenguessbach.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: J.Washington 31+2reb+7ast, L.Hughey 14+7reb+2ast, J.Genck 13+4reb+2ast, R.Froehlich 11+1reb, P.Smith 9+6reb+1ast, A.Chalusiak 9+5reb+5ast
Hanau: A.Sharda 22+6reb+7ast, M.Voeller 17+9reb+1ast, J.Scott 17+6reb+2ast, M.Schick 9+2reb+3ast, M.Moelle 8, L.Sullivan 6+2reb
gschID: 186919


Konstanz - Bayer Giants 66-91

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-11) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Bayer Giants (8-7) 91-66 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayer Giants. ifm Baskets Konstanz was better in fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayer Giants made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while ifm Baskets Konstanz only scored eleven points from the stripe. They outrebounded ifm Baskets Konstanz 44-32 including 35 on the defensive glass. ifm Baskets Konstanz was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Forward Frederik Henningsen (197-88) answered with 17 points and American forward Milos Nikolic (208-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for ifm Baskets Konstanz. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Bayer Giants moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Fraport SKY II. ifm Baskets Konstanz at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Bayer Giants will face Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf in the next round. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play on the road against Noerdlingen.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 26+10reb+8ast, J.Eggleston 20+10reb+6ast, G.Twiehoff 15+11reb, M.Rass 13+4reb, M.Kuczmann 8+4reb+2ast, M.Goddek 6+4reb
Konstanz: F.Henningsen 17+4reb+2ast, P.Leidig 11+2reb+1ast, M.Nikolic 10+7reb+3ast, A.Conerly 6+4reb+6ast, O.Sylla 6+2reb, L.Menck 5+1reb
gschID: 186918


Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren 80-74

Everything could happen in Frankfurt at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Fraport Skyliners II and 6th ranked Licher Baeren had identical 7-7 record. This time Fraport Skyliners II used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Lich 80-74 on Friday night. Licher Baeren trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 33-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-80 at the end of the game. Fraport Skyliners II made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Fraport Skyliners II had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Licher Baeren was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) answered with 21 points and the other American import forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Licher Baeren. Licher Baeren's coach Igor Starcevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Fraport Skyliners II maintains fifth place in Group South with 8-7 record, which they share with Bayer Giants. Licher Baeren lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Licher Baeren will play against TV 1862 Langen (#3).
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 23+10reb+1ast, J.Voigtmann 12+8reb+6ast, K.Klein 11+1reb+2ast, D.Barthel 11+5reb+2ast, F.Theilig 10+2ast, M.Merz 9+1reb+5ast
Licher Baeren: J.Jones 21+4reb+1ast, N.Valentic 10+3reb+2ast, J.Swanson 10+5reb+3ast, M.Perl 8+1reb+2ast, V.Klassen 8+2reb+2ast, J.Hirschberg 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186917



Logan Stutz (ETB Wohnbau Baskets) Take Care Of The Possible And Let God Take Care Of The Impossible - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Logan Stutz (205-F-88, college: Washburn) is a 24 year old 205cm forward from Kanas City, Missouri and playing his first season for the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (Germany-ProA). He started his basketball career at Washburn (NCAA2). Last season he was a rookie and played for BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (Germany-ProA, starting five): 11 games: 16.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 68.1%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 76.8%, left in Dec.'11, in Jan.'12 moved to WBC Raiffeisen Wels (Austria-A Bundesliga): 16 games: 4.2ppg, 2.3rpg. He spoke to eurobasket after the victory against BG Karlsruhe.

The ETB Wohnbau Baskets have started the second half of the season with a 2-1 record. How happy are you with the start into the second half of the season?

We are very happy how we have started this year defending our home court in two important games vs good teams. We know we need to improve on the road to reach our goals.

At 8-10 the playoffs dont seem realistic or are they? What is the goal of the team now?

The playoffs right now are a realistic goal for us. As of right now we are only 1 game out of the playoffs and as a team and club we want to do everything we can to get a in a spot on the table for the playoffs. Once we get in that spot on the table we want to improve our position as much as we can before the season is over.


How important was it for the team being able to have two close victories against Heidelberg and Karlsruhe?

Teams show a lot of toughness and fight when they find a way to win close games. As a team we are confident in close games and find ways to win them. Finding a way to get the job done is characteristic of this team that I love and will help us late in the season.


Essen had a nice 42-36 lead at halftime, but Karlsrue came back scoring 23 points in the third quarter? What was giving Essen the most problems in this quarter?

Karlsruhe is a good team and we knew they were going to keep on fighting. They hit 2 three pointers quick that erased our lead. Their ability to stretch our defense by their good shooting gave us some problems, but we made adjustments and found a way to win.


You hit a big three with 1.09 to play, but how important was German Robin Christen making two consecutive three pointers down the stretch?

Robin sparked us big time in the fourth quarter. The game was slowly slipping away and he reeled it back in for us. My three wouldn't have mattered if he didn't put us back in the game.

How much of a challenge was it tangling with Jeremy Black down low?

Karlsruhe has some good physical bigs down low, and Jeremy Black is tough. He is athletic and strong this was a situation were I found most of my success stepping out, shooting, and driving, using my quickness and my shot more. If a good defender takes part of my game away it doesn't bother me at all, I just adjust to my strengths and find success in many other parts of my game.

When you saw Michael Stockton handling the ball how much of his dad John did you feel on the court?

Michael Stockton is a smart player. It is always fun when you go up against sons of NBA legends. I think what reminded me most about his dad was his ability to run a team and make then other people good, he doesn't do anything to hurt his team.


How Happy were you with your own game? You have scored in double figures 18 times in 18 games. Can you still top your own play in the second half of the season?

I am pleased with my performance, and I will do everything I can to keep it up. I honestly can't predict to the future but I know if I continue to work hard on and off the court the rest will work out just fine. My dad taught me " Take care of the possible and let God take care of the impossible" and I am pretty sure the Gospels taught him that haha

Which two teams will reach the Superbowl?

I think it will be the Ravens and the Falcons. I would love to see the Falcons and Tony G win it, he did a lot for football in Kansas City when he was there.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I think the last movie I saw was Elf when my Mom and brother visited me over Christmas time

Thanks Logan for the chat.




ProA Round 18: BG Goettingen loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News

There was a change at the ProA leadership position after last games. Round 18 most important game was a defeat of league's leader BG Goettingen (14-4). They were crushed by second ranked SC Rasta Vechta (14-4) 100-68 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BG Goettingen. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. SC Rasta Vechta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to BG Goettingen's 24. They outrebounded BG Goettingen 47-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by BG Goettingen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) scored 32 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) with 20 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SC Rasta Vechta have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Goettingen. BG Goettingen will play next round against Crailsheim Merlins trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SC Rasta Vechta will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked BG Karlsruhe on the road.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked BG Karlsruhe (12-6) against tenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (8-10) on Friday night. Visiting BG Karlsruhe was edged by ETB Wohnbau in a tough game in Essen 74-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. American guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) notched 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and Logan Stutz supported him with 20 points. Even 11 points and 6 rebounds by American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) did not help to save the game for BG Karlsruhe. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Heidelberg. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Duesseldorf and Cuxhaven. ETB Wohnbau will play against NBC (#11) in Nurnberg in the next round. BG Karlsruhe will play at home against the league's leader SC Rasta Vechta (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (10-8) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (6-12) 91-74 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Radivoj Tomasevic who scored 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Donald Lawson who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Crailsheim and Gotha. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Ehingen. Kirchheim Knights will meet higher ranked Finke Baskets (#12) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against Science City Jena (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Crailsheim where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (8-10) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (6-12) 86-82. It was a good game for Jonathan Moore who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Kirchheim and Gotha. MLP Academics Heidelberg lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Crailsheim Merlins' next round opponent will be league's second-placed BG Goettingen on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Duesseldorf won against Leipzig on the opponent's court 84-75. Ehingen managed to outperform Gotha in a home game 76-70. Finke Baskets was rolled over Cuxhaven on the road 103-79. Jena defeated NBC on its own court 94-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 12 rebounds by Andre Calvin of Ehingen.


Kirchheim - Chemnitz 91-74

An interesting game took place in Kirchheim where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (10-8) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (6-12) 91-74 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Kirchheim Knights. BV Chemnitz 99 managed to win second period 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kirchheim Knights made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Serbian guard Radivoj Tomasevic (180-78) who scored 23 points. American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Robert Cardenas (200-82) added 15 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Crailsheim and Gotha. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Ehingen. Kirchheim Knights will meet higher ranked Finke Baskets (#12) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against Science City Jena (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: R.Tomasevic 23+2reb+2ast, D.Schneider 13+4reb, C.Alexander 13+5reb+5ast, C.Brooks 11+5reb+3ast, S.Adeberg 10+4reb+1ast, M.Smallwood 8+7reb+1ast
Chemnitz: D.Lawson 20+8reb+1ast, R.Cardenas 15+4reb+2ast, J.Bynum 14+6reb, B.Obiango 7+4reb, P.Stachula 5+1reb, J.Schmidt 5+2reb
gschID: 184488


Leipzig - Duesseldorf 75-84

Very expected game when 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-15) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (12-6) 84-75. USC Leipzig was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 45-35 second half run of Duesseldorf Baskets. It was a good game for American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Greek-Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-85) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Duesseldorf Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Edge Sports) replied with 20 points and 6 assists and guard Kevin Schaffartzik (188-88, college: Sam Houston St.) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for USC Leipzig. Duesseldorf Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with Karlsruhe and Cuxhaven. USC Leipzig lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets' next round opponent will be Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen. USC Leipzig will play on the road against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#10).
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: G.Johnson 18+8reb+4ast, T.Tzakopoulos 15+5reb+3ast, A.Waleskowski 14+6reb+1ast, P.Flomo 12+6reb+1ast, M.Petric 10+1reb+2ast, K.Chones 8+2reb
Leipzig: A.Sollazzo 20+4reb+6ast, K.Schaffartzik 20+5reb+1ast, N.Freer 16+6reb+4ast, C.Gadley 7+10reb, W.Simon 6+3reb, G.McCammon 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184486


Vechta - Goettingen 100-68

There was a change at the ProA leadership position after last games. Round 18 most important game was a defeat of league's leader BG Goettingen (14-4). They were crushed by second ranked SC Rasta Vechta (14-4) 100-68 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BG Goettingen. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. SC Rasta Vechta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to BG Goettingen's 24. They outrebounded BG Goettingen 47-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by BG Goettingen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) scored 32 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Akeem Vargas (191-90, college: Iowa Lakes CC) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SC Rasta Vechta have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Goettingen. BG Goettingen will play next round against Crailsheim Merlins trying to make it back to the top of the standings. SC Rasta Vechta will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked BG Karlsruhe on the road.
Top scorers:
Vechta: C.Hassan 32+6reb+1ast, J.Doerksen 18+8reb, D.Madrich 15+8reb, A.Rudowitz 11+8reb+3ast, R.Ferguson 10+5reb, B.Fumey 10+4reb+1ast
Goettingen: A.Vargas 20+9reb+2ast, S.Phillips 15+2reb+3ast, R.Harris 13+7reb, M.Wenzl 8+3reb, P.Guede 6+2reb, M.Grimaldi 2+3ast
gschID: 184484


Ehingen - Gotha 76-70

Very predictable result in Allmendingen where seventh ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (10-8) defeated 13th ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (6-12) 76-70. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as Oettinger Rockets Gotha took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Ehingen/Urspringschule had a 19-14 second period charge getting the lead and Oettinger Rockets Gotha was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-76. Ehingen/Urspringschule made 28-of-31 charity shots (90.3 percent) during the game, while Oettinger Rockets Gotha only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded Oettinger Rockets Gotha 42-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) contributed with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) added 18 points in the effort for Oettinger Rockets Gotha. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ehingen/Urspringschule have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Chemnitz. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Ehingen/Urspringschule's next round opponent will be higher ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Cuxhaven BasCats (#3).
Top scorers:
Ehingen: A.Calvin 22+12reb+1ast, V.Matthews 16+9reb+6ast, T.Unterluggauer 11+8reb+1ast, G.Williamson 9+1reb+2ast, M.Mueller 8+1ast, T.Rohde 7+5reb
Gotha: T.Baker 18+9reb+1ast, C.Griffin 18+4reb+3ast, J.Lipke 16+2reb+3ast, D.Mitchell 8+1reb+2ast, D.Selvig 5+2reb, D.Kreis 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 184481


Cuxhaven - Finke Baskets 103-79

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Finke Baskets (7-11) were rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (12-6) 103-79. The game was mostly controlled by Cuxhaven BasCats. Finke Baskets was better in second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cuxhaven BasCats made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Cuxhaven BasCats players scored in double figures. Cuxhaven BasCats' coach Krists Plendiskis felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and American swingman Jason Adams (194-89, college: Missouri So.) added 19 points in the effort for Finke Baskets. Cuxhaven BasCats have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Duesseldorf and Karlsruhe. Finke Baskets at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats' next round opponent will be Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Finke Baskets will play against Kirchheim Knights.
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 28+5reb+1ast, E.Harris 24+5reb, J.Kelly 12+1reb+10ast, M.Rockmann 10+2reb+1ast, M.Pratt 10+3reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 6+4reb+1ast
Finke Baskets: M.Fleischmann 20+5reb, J.Adams 19+3reb+1ast, B.Rush 12+5reb, V.Kittmann 8+3reb+1ast, M.Jost 6+4reb+1ast, J.Jamerson 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 184487


Crailsheim - Heidelberg 86-82

An interesting game took place in Crailsheim where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (8-10) was upset on the court of fifteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (6-12) 86-82. The hosts were ahead by 12 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 22-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Crailsheim Merlins dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to MLP Academics Heidelberg's 30. They outrebounded MLP Academics Heidelberg 37-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) contributed with 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures. American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) replied with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian guard Tristan Blackwood (183-85) added 22 points and 4 steals in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Kirchheim and Gotha. MLP Academics Heidelberg lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Crailsheim Merlins' next round opponent will be league's second-placed BG Goettingen on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: J.Moore 17+9reb+2ast, S.Johnson 16+8reb, B.Lischka 14+3reb+1ast, D.Coleman 13+3reb+8ast, M.Rose 8+5reb+1ast, J.Buck 8+7reb+1ast
Heidelberg: T.Blackwood 22+1reb+2ast, C.Sargent 20+1ast, D.White 18+8reb+4ast, J.Heindel 8+1reb+2ast, O.Komarek 7+2reb, A.Hardy 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184485


ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe 77-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked BG Karlsruhe (12-6) against tenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (8-10) on Friday night. Visiting BG Karlsruhe was edged by ETB Wohnbau in a tough game in Essen 74-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BG Karlsruhe. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-18. But BG Karlsruhe won second period 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when ETB Wohnbau won last quarter 17-15. American guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) notched 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) supported him with 20 points. Even 11 points and 6 rebounds by American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) did not help to save the game for BG Karlsruhe. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) added 10 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Heidelberg. BG Karlsruhe at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Duesseldorf and Cuxhaven. ETB Wohnbau will play against NBC (#11) in Nurnberg in the next round. BG Karlsruhe will play at home against the league's leader SC Rasta Vechta (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: L.Stutz 20+3reb, R.Christen 14+2reb+3ast, J.Henley 14+7reb+1ast, A.Cook 11+6reb+9ast, M.Buljevic 8+2reb+3ast, F.Franke 5+4ast
Karlsruhe: N.Menck 16+1reb, J.Black 11+6reb+1ast, D.Richardson 11+6reb+3ast, R.Roessler 10+4reb+5ast, M.Stockton 9+5reb+2ast, J.Harris 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 184483


Jena - NBC 94-83

Everything went according to plan when ninth ranked Science City Jena (9-9) beat at home 11th ranked NBC (7-11) 94-83. It looked good early as NBC took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Science City Jena had a 24-17 second period charge getting the lead and NBC was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-94. Science City Jena dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to NBC's 34 and made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Science City Jena had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Lithuanian Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston) replied with 24 points and his fellow American import guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for NBC. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Science City Jena moved-up to eighth place. NBC at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Science City Jena's next round opponent will be higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. NBC will play against ETB Wohnbau (#9) in Essen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jena: A.Adomaitis 17+8reb, K.Barker 16+5reb+5ast, K.Wysocki 15+3reb+1ast, S.Watts 12+5reb+1ast, C.Roquette 11+4reb+1ast, T.Schwartz 7+5reb+1ast
NBC: Z.Nixon 24+1reb+3ast, N.Khartchenkov 16+3reb+1ast, R.Thompson 12+10reb, A.Smith 11+6reb+6ast, L.Fabrizius 6+1reb, C.Adler 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 184482



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 12-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 11-2 
 3. Panionios 10-3 
 4. PAOK 9-4 
 5. AGOR 8-5 
 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 3-10 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 20: AGOR - Kavala 88-79
Jan. 19: Panionios - Ikaros 82-75
Jan. 19: Aris - Kolossos 75-52
Jan. 19: Panelefsiniakos - KAOD 74-76
Jan. 20: Panathinaikos - PAOK 71-61
Jan. 19: Ilysiakos - Peristeri GS 66-64
Jan. 21: 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.14.4 
 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, PAOK7.2 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.2 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.8 
 6. Haritopoulos, PAOK6.5 
 7. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 8. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.2 
 9. Kanonidis, Periste.6.2 
 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. McGrath, PA.3.5 
 9. Pappas, Panionios3.4 
 10. Gibson, Ikaros3.3 
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. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 7. Petway, AGOR1.7 
 8. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 2. Coleman, Kavala1.8 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.5 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Powell, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 9. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 10. Turner, Apollon0.9 


Div.B Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 13

North

Jan. 20: Metamorfosi - Anatolia 89-76
Jan. 20: Ionikos N.F. - Stratoni 86-72
Jan. 20: Iraklis - Periko/Arhelaos 76-49
Jan. 20: Filippos Veroias - Marousi 74-56
Jan. 20: Aias Evosmou - Ionikos Ionias 64-62
Jan. 20: Egaleo - MENT 63-48

South

Jan. 20: Amyntas Dafnis - Holargos 91-53
Jan. 20: AEK Athens - Enosi 78-74
Jan. 20: Near East - Psyhiko 75-80
Jan. 20: Halkidas - Doukas 73-89
Jan. 20: Kronos AD - Esperos Patras 69-56
Jan. 20: Panerythraikos - Aetos 53-67



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  HOLLAND   

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 11-11 
 8. Weert 8-13 
 9. Amsterdam 2-19 
 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 65-68
Jan. 23: Den Helder K. - Groningen


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 20: Cangeroes - De Hoppers 83-44
Jan. 19: Orca's Urk - Red Giants 78-74
Jan. 19: UBALL - MSV/Zeemacht 76-80
Jan. 19: Almere P. - Leiden 2 71-78
Jan. 19: BC Apollo 2 - Binnenland 71-77
Jan. 19: Almonte - Rotterdam 2 71-73
Jan. 19: Punch - De Groene 55-64


Prom.Divisie Round 15: Orca's Urk defeats Red Giants in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Orca's Urk (12-1) which hosted in Orca's Urk 4th placed Red Giants (7-6). First ranked Orca's Urk managed to get a 4-point victory 78-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Red Giants. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 12-1 record. Red Giants at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with De Hoppers and MSV/Zeemacht. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Red Giants will play at home against BC Apollo 2 (#11) in Amsterdam and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Eindhoven. Ninth ranked Rotterdam 2 (7-7) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Almonte (6-7) 73-71 on Saturday evening. Rotterdam 2 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Leiden 2. Almonte lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Rotterdam 2 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play on the road against Orca's Urk where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between third ranked Cangeroes (9-5) and 5th ranked De Hoppers (7-6) in Utrecht on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Cangeroes outscored guests from Hoom 83-44. Cangeroes maintains third place with 9-5 record having just two points less than leader Orca's Urk. Loser De Hoppers keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Red Giants and MSV/Zeemacht. Cangeroes will meet Leiden 2 (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. De Hoppers will play against the league's second-placed De Groene (#2) in Groningen and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15: Leiden 2 beat Almere P. on the road 78-71. BC Apollo 2 lost to Binnenland on its own court 71-77. MSV/Zeemacht managed to outperform UBALL in a road game 80-76. Punch recorded a loss to De Groene at home 55-64.


Orca's Urk - Red Giants 78-74

An interesting game for Orca's Urk (12-1) which hosted in Orca's Urk 4th placed Red Giants (7-6). First ranked Orca's Urk managed to get a 4-point victory 78-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Red Giants. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 12-1 record. Red Giants at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with De Hoppers and MSV/Zeemacht. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Red Giants will play at home against BC Apollo 2 (#11) in Amsterdam and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
gschID: 193876


Almere P. - Leiden 2 71-78

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Leiden 2 (7-7) beat on the road 12th ranked Almere P. (4-10) 78-71 on Saturday. Leiden 2 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Rotterdam 2. Newly promoted Almere P. keeps the twelfth position with ten games lost. Leiden 2 will meet at home higher ranked Cangeroes (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Almere P. will play against MSV/Zeemacht (#7) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193875


BC Apollo 2 - Binnenland 71-77

Very expected game when 11th ranked BC Apollo 2 (4-9) lost to sixth ranked Binnenland (7-5) in Amsterdam 71-77 on Saturday. The victory was the third consecutive win for Binnenland. They moved-up to fourth place. BC Apollo 2 lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Binnenland will meet at home higher ranked Orca's Urk in the next round. BC Apollo 2 will play against Red Giants (#5) in Meppel and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193874


UBALL - MSV/Zeemacht 76-80

Very predictable result when eighth ranked MSV/Zeemacht (7-6) won against bottom-ranked UBALL (3-11) in Utrecht 80-76 on Saturday. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for MSV/Zeemacht. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Red Giants and De Hoppers. UBALL lost their third game in a row. UBALL at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. They share it with Punch. MSV/Zeemacht will meet at home Almere P. (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBALL will play against Red Giants in Meppel and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193873


Punch - De Groene 55-64

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Punch (3-11) lost to second ranked De Groene (11-2) in Delft 55-64 on Saturday. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain second place with 11-2 record behind leader Orca's Urk. Punch lost their seventh game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with UBALL. De Groene will meet at home De Hoppers (#6) in the next round. Punch will have a break next round.
gschID: 193872


Almonte - Rotterdam 2 71-73

Important game to mention about took place in Eindhoven. Ninth ranked Rotterdam 2 (7-7) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Almonte (6-7) 73-71 on Saturday evening. Rotterdam 2 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Leiden 2. Almonte lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Rotterdam 2 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play on the road against Orca's Urk where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 193871


Cangeroes - De Hoppers 83-44

The game between third ranked Cangeroes (9-5) and 5th ranked De Hoppers (7-6) in Utrecht on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Cangeroes outscored guests from Hoom 83-44. Cangeroes maintains third place with 9-5 record having just two points less than leader Orca's Urk. Loser De Hoppers keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Red Giants and MSV/Zeemacht. Cangeroes will meet Leiden 2 (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. De Hoppers will play against the league's second-placed De Groene (#2) in Groningen and hope to secure a win.
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Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 20: Dell Aspac - Satria Muda 65-68
Jan. 20: Garuda - Hangtuah 54-45
Jan. 20: Bimasakti - Pelita Jaya 52-72

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 16: Tonga BSC - Satya Wacana
Feb. 16: Bimasakti - Pacific Caesar
Feb. 16: Satria Muda - CLS Knights
Feb. 16: Pelita Jaya - Hangtuah


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andakara Prastawa DHYAKSA
  Dell Aspac
  (177-G-92)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.5 
 2. Sabara, Pacific13.5 
 3. Utomo, CLS Knights13.1 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya12.8 
 5. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.8 
 6. Prawiro, Dell Aspac12.6 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.12.5 
 8. Sebayang, Pelita J.10.9 
 9. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.10.6 
 10. Efendi, NSH G.10.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Sabara, Pacific10.5 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.4 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.9.2 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.8.8 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.7.3 
 6. Nolland, Garuda6.9 
 7. Sucipto, NSH G.6.8 
 8. Rizky Ardian., Bim.6.3 
 9. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.2 
 10. Damanik, Pelita J.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.8 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.0 
 3. Sucipto, Satya W.3.5 
 4. Sartika, Bimasakti3.5 
 5. Gerungan, Dell A.3.5 
 6. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.4 
 7. Indra, Pacific3.4 
 8. Utomo, CLS Knights3.2 
 9. Wicaksono, Stadium3.1 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.5 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.3 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda2.7 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.7 
 5. Pratama, Garuda2.3 
 6. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.3 
 7. Nolland, Garuda2.1 
 8. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.1 
 9. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.1 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rony GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.2.1 
 2. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.7 
 3. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 4. Teguh, Hangtuah1.6 
 5. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.5 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.1.4 
 7. Ruslan, Stadium1.3 
 8. Gunawan, Satria M.1.3 
 9. Nasution, Satya W.1.2 
 10. Junaidi, Hangtuah0.9 


NBL Round 17: Pelita Jaya defeats CLS Knights in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL.

An interesting game for Pelita Jaya (9-1) which hosted in Jakarta 3rd placed CLS Knights (8-3). Second ranked Pelita Jaya had an easy win 75-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of CLS Knights. Pelita Jaya looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Erick Sebayang (180-83) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Dimaz Muharri (181-85) answered with 7 points and 8 rebounds for CLS Knights. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pelita Jaya have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-1 record behind leader Dell Aspac. CLS Knights at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. Pelita Jaya are looking forward to face Bimasakti (#8) in Sakti in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. CLS Knights will have a break next round.
The game between seventh ranked Hangtuah (6-4) and 8th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-8) in Pandang ended with biggest points difference. Hangtuah outscored guests from Surabaya 76-43. Forward Ahmad Junaidi (188-90) stepped up and scored 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Schiffo Liogu chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. Airlangga Sabara (190-85) responded with 9 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. Hangtuah moved-up to sixth place. Pacific Caesar lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Hangtuah will play against higher ranked Garuda (#4) in Bandung in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 17 Satya Wacana was beaten by Satria Muda on the road 64-49. NSH GMC Riau was destroyed by Bimasakti on its own court 52-72.


Group Jakarta
Satria Muda - Satya Wacana 64-49

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Satria Muda (7-3) beat 10th ranked Satya Wacana (2-9) in Jakarta 64-49. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Satria Muda's pressure prevailed and they won that period 18-10 extending their advantage to 15 points. Satria Muda forced 25 Satya Wacana turnovers. Bonanza Siregar (192-87) stepped up and scored 18 points and 4 steals for the winners and the former international point guard Faisal Julius Ahmad (179-81) chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. Satria Muda's coach Octaviarro Romely allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and center Firman Nugroho (201-90) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Satria Muda have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Garuda. Satya Wacana lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Satria Muda will play against league's leader Dell Aspac in Jakarta in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Satya Wacana will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: R.Pamungkas 21+5reb+2ast, F.Nugroho 10+11reb, Y.Sua 8+2reb+1ast, L.Gunawan 5+8reb, E.Wiratama Nasution 3+5reb, Y.France Giay 2+5reb+2ast
Satria Muda: B.Siregar 18+4reb+1ast, F.Julius Ahmad 10+4reb+4ast, V.Michel 9+4reb+3ast, F.Susanto 8+8reb+1ast, G.Gunawan 7+10reb, B.Anggara 5+1ast
gschID: 230016


Group Jakarta
Hangtuah - Pacific Caesar 76-43

The game between seventh ranked Hangtuah (6-4) and 8th ranked Pacific Caesar (3-8) in Pandang ended with biggest points difference. Hangtuah outscored guests from Surabaya 76-43. The game without a history. Hangtuah led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Pacific Caesar's 22. They outrebounded Pacific Caesar 50-31 including 35 on the defensive glass. Forward Ahmad Junaidi (188-90) stepped up and scored 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Schiffo Liogu (190-91) chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. Airlangga Sabara (190-85) responded with 9 points and 6 rebounds and guard Charlie Indra (178-88) scored 6 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. Hangtuah moved-up to sixth place. Pacific Caesar lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Hangtuah will play against higher ranked Garuda (#4) in Bandung in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pacific Caesar will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: E.Sasmito 10+2reb, A.Sabara 9+6reb+2ast, C.Indra 6+6reb+3ast, M.Fauzia 5+3reb+3ast, G.Nagata 4+1reb, H.Suharsono 4+9reb+2ast
Hangtuah: T.Wilopo 11+1reb+2ast, I.Teguh Teguh 10+5reb+1ast, A.Junaidi 10+5reb+3ast, J.Sagala 9+4reb+2ast, E.Bukit 8+4reb, A.Sigar 8+2ast
gschID: 230014


Group Jakarta
Pelita Jaya - CLS Knights 75-50

An interesting game for Pelita Jaya (9-1) which hosted in Jakarta 3rd placed CLS Knights (8-3). Second ranked Pelita Jaya had an easy win 75-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of CLS Knights. Pelita Jaya looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Erick Sebayang (180-83) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Dimaz Muharri (181-85) answered with 7 points and 8 rebounds and Tony Agus (191-86) added 7 points in the effort for CLS Knights. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pelita Jaya have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-1 record behind leader Dell Aspac. CLS Knights at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. Pelita Jaya are looking forward to face Bimasakti (#8) in Sakti in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. CLS Knights will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: J.Jeffry 9+2reb, T.Agus 7+3reb+2ast, D.Muharri 7+8reb+3ast, W.Saputra 5, R.Utomo 5+2reb+4ast, D.Heryadi 4+1reb
Pelita Jaya: A.Poedjakesuma 22+7reb+3ast, E.Sebayang 16+4reb+4ast, A.Chandra 14+2reb, P.Indrawan 9+5reb+3ast, F.Dini 6+7reb+3ast, D.Aryo Dewanto 4+1reb
gschID: 230015


Group Jakarta
NSH GMC Riau - Bimasakti 52-72

Rather expected game when 11th ranked NSH GMC Riau (1-10) was smashed at home by ninth ranked Bimasakti (3-7) 72-52. Bimasakti moved-up to eighth place. NSH GMC Riau lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Tonga BSC. Bimasakti will play against league's second-placed Pelita Jaya in Jakarta in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NSH GMC Riau will have a break next round.
gschID: 230013



NBL Round 18: Undefeated Dell Aspac loses their first game against Satria Muda - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just ended.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Dell Aspac (10-1) in Jakarta on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Satria Muda (8-3) 68-65. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Dell Aspac. Dell Aspac was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a - charge of Satria Muda, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Dell Aspac to just . They outrebounded Dell Aspac 41-30 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Satria Muda made 7 blocks. Guard Arki Wisnu (187-88) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks during the contest. Satria Muda's coach Octaviarro Romely used entire bench in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Satria Muda have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Garuda and CLS Knights. Dell Aspac at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Pelita Jaya.
The game in Sakti supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Pelita Jaya (10-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Bimasakti (3-8). Pelita Jaya did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 72-52. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) notched 11 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Ary Chandra supported him with 11 points. Even 11 points and 5 rebounds by Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) did not help to save the game for Bimasakti. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pelita Jaya have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion used an opportunity after Dell Aspac lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Bimasakti at the other side keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Pacific Caesar.

In the last game of round 18 Hangtuah lost to Garuda on the opponent's court 45-54.


Group Jakarta
Garuda - Hangtuah 54-45

Rather expected game in Bandung where 6th ranked Hangtuah (6-5) was defeated by fourth ranked Garuda (8-3) 54-45. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-13. But Hangtuah won second period 11-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Garuda won last quarter 16-8. They also forced 20 Hangtuah turnovers. Forward Christ Gideon (188-84) notched 6 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Vinton Nolland (194-82) supported him with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Even 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks by center Adhi Prasetyo (194-93) did not help to save the game for Hangtuah. Guard Agustinus Sigar (180-79) added 11 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Garuda have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Satria Muda and CLS Knights. Hangtuah at the other side keeps the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Stadium Jak..
Top scorers:
Hangtuah: A.Prasetyo 11+8reb, A.Sigar 11+3reb+1ast, M.Joni 7+5reb+1ast, I.Teguh Teguh 6+8reb+1ast, H.Hardianus 5+4reb+1ast, E.Bukit 2+4reb
Garuda: V.Nolland 13+5reb+2ast, H.Ramli 11+5reb+1ast, W.Wijaya 9+4reb+5ast, C.Pranatyo 7+2reb, F.Minallah 6+5reb+2ast, C.Gideon 6+9reb+5ast
gschID: 230019


Group Jakarta
Dell Aspac - Satria Muda 65-68

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Dell Aspac (10-1) in Jakarta on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Satria Muda (8-3) 68-65. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Dell Aspac. Dell Aspac was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a - charge of Satria Muda, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Dell Aspac to just . They outrebounded Dell Aspac 41-30 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Satria Muda made 7 blocks. Guard Arki Wisnu (187-88) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks during the contest. Satria Muda's coach Octaviarro Romely used entire bench in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Fandi Andika Ramadhani (184-85) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Satria Muda have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Garuda and CLS Knights. Dell Aspac at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Pelita Jaya.
Top scorers:
Dell Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 13+1reb+2ast, P.Regowo 11+8reb+1ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 9+6reb+4ast, X.Prawiro 8+1reb+1ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 6+1reb+1ast, I.Thoyib 4+9reb+2ast
Satria Muda: A.Wisnu 22+9reb, R.Gunawan 12+9reb+3ast, V.Michel 7+3reb+1ast, F.Julius Achmad 6+1reb+2ast, K.Argadiba 3, B.Siregar 3+3reb
gschID: 230018


Group Jakarta
Bimasakti - Pelita Jaya 52-72

The game in Sakti supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Pelita Jaya (10-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Bimasakti (3-8). Pelita Jaya did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 72-52. The game without a history. Pelita Jaya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Bimasakti's 26. They outrebounded Bimasakti 34-21 including 25 on the defensive glass. Pelita Jaya players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) notched 11 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international forward Ary Chandra (182-84) supported him with 11 points. Four Pelita Jaya players scored in double figures. Even 11 points and 5 rebounds by Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) did not help to save the game for Bimasakti. Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) added 12 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pelita Jaya have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion used an opportunity after Dell Aspac lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Bimasakti at the other side keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Pacific Caesar.
Top scorers:
Bimasakti: R.Dwi Purnomo 13+2reb, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 12+3reb+3ast, B.Rizky Ardiansyah 11+5reb+3ast, U.Gendro Maryono 4+2reb+5ast, H.Julyanggi 4+3reb, M.Indra 4+3ast
Pelita Jaya: A.Poedjakesuma 11+8reb+2ast, A.Chandra 11+4reb, F.Dini 11+3reb+1ast, D.Aryo Dewanto 10+3reb+1ast, E.Sebayang 7+1reb+2ast, Y.Mardiyansyah 6+4reb
gschID: 230017



Poedjakesuma's 22 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Pelita Jaya and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 22 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Pelita Jaya in his team's victory, helping them to crush CLS Knights (#3, 8-3) with 25-point margin 75-50. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Pelita Jaya maintains the 2nd position in Indonesian league. Pelita Jaya has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. In the team's last game Poedjakesuma had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Pelita Jaya, through which he has constantly improved. Andi Poedjakesuma averages this season 10.1ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Firman Nugroho (201-C-90) of Satya Wacana. He is a center in his second season at Satya Wacana. In the last game Nugroho recorded impressive double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Satya Wacana lost that game 49-64 to the higher-ranked Satria Muda (#5, 7-3). Satya Wacana is still second from the bottom in the standings. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Satya Wacana managed to get this year. Nugroho is well-known at Satya Wacana and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to Bonanza Siregar (192-SF-87) of Satria Muda (#5). Siregar scored 18 points. He was a key player of Satria Muda, leading his team to a 64-49 easy win against the lower-ranked Satya Wacana (#10, 2-9). Satria Muda needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Siregar has a very solid season. In 10 games in Indonesia he scored 8.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ahmad Junaidi (188-F-90) of Hangtuah - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Schiffo Liogu (190-PF-91) of Hangtuah - 5 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-SG-89) of Bimasakti - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Erick Sebayang (180-G-83) of Pelita Jaya - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Respati Pamungkas (180-G-91) of Satya Wacana - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jekky Sagala (175-G-87) of Hangtuah - 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ponsianus Indrawan (191-C-85) of Pelita Jaya - 9 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)



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Playoff Rankings taking shape : back-to-back Overtime Thriller Wins for Sanaye Petro: Lalehzadeh with 36points. - by Alireza

The League Standings for the playoffs are taking shape as the regular season nears it's end. Shardari Gorgan, Al Badr Kong, and Sanaye Petro have boasted some key victories recently and will most likely round out the final playoff spots.

The most astounding games of late have come from Sanaye Petro. With Sanaye Petro's two surprising overtime wins it's looks as though this team just stamped their ticket to the playoffs.

Their first overtime victory came over the injury stricken Azad University team in Tehran. Coming back from an 8 point deficit in the final minutes, Sanaye forced an overtime and barely clinched the 1 point victory in the final seconds: 75-76.

Their last game was against Esteghlal Geshm at home. In a must win game for both teams, Sanaye Petro came from behind again and only had the lead for a recorded :05 (5 seconds of the game). The final score was 76-74.

Key performances in the game: Sanaye Petro's Yonas Lalehzadeh knotched 36 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and to push the game into overtime, Vahid Boroojerdi (88) hit his first 3pointer of the season with 3 seconds left in regulation. For Estghlal Geshm, Mehrad Atashi (191-G-86) had 14 points and Sergo Atuashvili pulled down a remarkable 17 rebounds and 9 points.

If the playoffs started today the 8 teams advancing would be: ~Petrochimi
-Foolad Mahan Esfahan
-Mahram
-Zanjan
-Azad University
-Gorgan
-Sanaye Petro
-Al Badr


Yonas Lalehzadeh (195-G-89, college: Cal-Irvine), Vahid Boroojerdi (88),

Mehrad Atashi (191-G-86), Sergo Atuashvili



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Hiram Fuller replaced Jonathan Huffman in Al-Shurta Club .. - by Ahmad Madwar

The american center and EX-NBA player Hiram Fuller (206-C-81, college: Fresno St.) agreed term with Al-Shurta club to complete the rest of season with the team .. Hiram will replace the American forward Jonathan Huffman (213-F/C-86, college: Iona) who had good season with the team .. but the main reason to replaced him that the team is looking for pure center more than 4/5 player ..
Hiram had experience in a couple of top leagues ike NBA, D-League, France Pro A, also this is not his first experience in the middle-east !! he played in Egypt, UAE and Kuwait before ..
and here is his Awards/Achievements:
UAE League Champion -04
UAE Supercup Runner-Up -04
Asian Club Championships -04
All-NBDL 1st Team -05
French Cup Semifinals -06
Kuwait League Runner-Up -08
Arab Club Championships -07 (Quarterfinals), 08 (Semifinals)
Libyan National Team -09
African Championships in Libya -09: 8 games: 14.4ppg, Reb-2 (10.8rpg), 1.3spg, FGP: 49.4%, FT: 67.3%
Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team -09
Arab Nations Cup -09



Import Players and Coaches List season 2012-2013 in Iraq - by Ahmad Madwar

Al-Kahraba :
Tracy Robinson (201-F-86, college: Loyola,IL)
Xavier Keeling (201-F-88, college: St.Catharine) (left the team and will replace soon)

Al-Shurta :
Jamarr Hardy (191-G-83, college: Lenoir CC)
Hiram Fuller (206-C-81, college: Fresno St.) (replaced Jonathan Huffman (213-F/C-86, college: Iona))

Al-Karkh :
Mychal Kearse (195-G-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) (replaced Rasheim Wright (192-G-81, college: District of Col.))
Dalron Johnson (206-F-81, college: UNLV)

Al-Tadamoun :
Jefferson Mason (198-G-88, college: Minnesota St.) (replaced Chinedu Onyeuku (191-G-83, college: Illinois St.))
Grant Maxey (200-F-88, college: Jackson St.) (replaced Paul Wolf)

Al-Mofiqia :
No foreign players play in this team

Al-Hilla :
the team fired it's Malian players and signed with american forward who'll come to the country soon

Duhok :
Emanuel Willis (205-F/C-84, college: Houston Baptist) (replaced Kendall Dartez (207-C/F-80, college: Louisville))
Amani Daanish (203-F-83, college: Indiana St.) (replaced Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico))

Zakho :
Miljan Medvedj (182-G-79)
and another Serbian Center that we didnot have his name yet

Nift Al-Janoub :
the club fired them foreign players and the new players will come to the country soon

and about the coaches : there is 3 foreign coaches in Iraq right now
Vladimir Bosnjak with Duhok
Eugen Ilie with Zakho
Maher Khanfir (Tunisian coach) with Al-Shurta



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Eilat 96-87
Jan. 20: Hapoel J-M - Netanya 79-70
Jan. 20: Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa 76-79
Jan. 20: Elizur Ashkelon - Hapoel T-A 51-54
Jan. 21: Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi T-A
Jan. 21: Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Ashdod


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.8 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.19.5 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.4 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi19.0 
 5. Killingswort., Net.17.8 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.17.2 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.16.6 
 8. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.16.5 
 9. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.4 
 10. Wright, Maccabi16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.2 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.8 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.9.8 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi9.7 
 5. Wright, Maccabi9.5 
 6. Washington, Netan.9.4 
 7. Uter, Maccabi9.3 
 8. Thomas, Maccabi9.2 
 9. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.1 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi Haifa
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.6.4 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.6 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi5.2 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.6 
 5. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.5 
 6. Bradley, Netanya4.4 
 7. Israeli, Maccabi4.3 
 8. Perry, Elizur A.4.0 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.3.8 
 10. Hagag, Maccabi3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Netan.2.6 
 2. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.4 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.2 
 4. Berkowitz, Bnei H.2.1 
 5. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.1 
 6. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.1.9 
 8. Jones, Bnei H.1.8 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 10. Fells, Hapoel J-M1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.3 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.8 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.4 
 5. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 
 6. Simpson, Maccabi1.2 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.1.2 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 9. Wright, Maccabi1.2 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.2 


Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-2 
 2. Hapoel Afula 10-3 
 3. Ironi Nahariya 10-3 
 4. Elitzur Yavne 9-4 
 5. Hod Hasharon 9-4 
 6. Ironi K-A 8-5 
 7. Ironi Ramat Gan 8-5 
 8. Hapoel K/S 5-8 
 9. Hapoel Kazrin 5-8 
 10. Macc.B.Yaakov 5-8 
 11. Kiryat Tivon 4-9 
 12. Elitzur Ramla 3-10 
 13. Maccabi K/G 3-10 
 14. Maccabi K/B 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 22: Elitzur Yavne - Kiryat Tivon
Jan. 22: Hapoel K/S - Ironi Nahariya
Jan. 22: Hod Hasharon - Maccabi K/G
Jan. 22: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Ironi Ramat Gan
Jan. 22: Ironi K-A - Macc.B.Yaakov
Jan. 22: Elitzur Ramla - Hapoel Afula
Jan. 22: Hapoel Kazrin - Maccabi K/B


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Hapoel A.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Durham, Hapoel A.22.2 
 2. Wright, Maccabi21.7 
 3. Murray, Kiryat T.20.8 
 4. Laing, Macc.B.Y.20.5 
 5. Westbrook, Hapoel20.3 
 6. McCoy, Ironi N.19.9 
 7. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.8 
 8. Benn, Ironi N.19.2 
 9. Walker, Hod H.19.0 
 10. Iram, Macc.B.Y.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chukwudinma ODIAKOSA
  Hod H.
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Odiakosa, Hod H.14.8 
 2. Durham, Hapoel A.13.5 
 3. Jefferson, Elitzu.12.8 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.8 
 5. Joyner, Maccabi10.2 
 6. Constantine, Hapoe.9.9 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.9.5 
 8. McGhee, Elitzur9.2 
 9. Kazarnovski, Hapoe.9.1 
 10. Clemente, Ironi N.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon BROOKS
  Hapoel K/S
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Brooks, Hapoel K/S6.8 
 2. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.4 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.6.4 
 4. Golan, Ironi Nahar.5.6 
 5. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.8 
 6. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.8 
 7. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.6 
 8. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.6 
 9. Benn, Ironi N.4.3 
 10. Govens, Ironi K-A4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tomer BER-AVEN
  Kiryat T.
  (196-F/G-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.8 
 2. Benn, Ironi N.2.5 
 3. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.4 
 4. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 5. Wright, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Gordon, Hapoel K.2.3 
 7. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.2.2 
 8. McGhee, Elitzur2.1 
 9. Zelkovits, Ironi N.2.1 
 10. Laing, Macc.B.Y.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.3.8 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A1.8 
 3. Blair, Ironi N.1.7 
 4. Constantine, Hapoe.1.5 
 5. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.2 
 6. Odiakosa, Hod H.1.2 
 7. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 8. Buchman, Kiryat T.0.9 
 9. Tamir, Ironi R.0.9 
 10. Blayzer, Hapoel A.0.9 


Galil Gilboa adds Bowman to their roster, ex Samsung Th. - by Eurobasket News

Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Winner League) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown). He just played at Seoul Samsung Thunders in South Korean KBL league. In four games this season he recorded 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0bpg. Bowman also played at Dongbu Promy (KBL) in KBL earlier that season. In four games this year he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. The last season he played at Maccabi Rishon. In 30 Winner League games last year he averaged 14.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (10-11) season Bowman played at Zvezda (A League) in Serbian A League. In 17 games that year he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Bowman played shortly was Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) in French ProA. In 5 games he averaged 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 3 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0apg. Another team Bowman played that season for was Lukoil Academik (NBL) in Bulgarian NBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 15 NBL games he averaged 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.6spg. Bowman also played 7 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 8.9ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg and 1.5bpg.
In 2006 Bowman was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall).
The former Georgetown University standout is in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Bowman played in the final of German Bundesliga in 2009. He was also voted NABC All-NCAA District 4 1st Team back in 2005 at his college time.
Bowman was a member of USA U18 National Team in 2003.
He is quite experienced player. Bowman has played also professionally in Italy, Turkey (Tofas), NBA (Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers) and D-League (Bakersfield Jam).
On Bowman: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Jermaine Taylor is a newcomer at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, ex Lagun Aro GBC - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American guard Jermaine Taylor (193-95kg-86, college: Cent.Florida). He just played at Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC in Spanish ACB league. In 10 games this season he recorded 8.8ppg and 3.1rpg. The most of last season Taylor spent at Rio Grande Valley Vipers in D-League. In 14 games last year he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. He also played at Liaoning Hunters (CBA) in Chinese CBA earlier that season. The most of previous (2010-11) season Taylor spent at the Kings in NBA. In 26 games that year he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.2apg. The other team he played that season for were the Rockets in NBA. In 8 games he averaged 4.9ppg and 1.1rpg.
In 2009 Taylor was drafted by Washington Wizards (NBA) in second round (32nd overall). He attended University of Central Florida and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Taylors team was regular season runner-up in C-USA in 2007. He received also C-USA Player of the Year award and All-C-USA 1st Team award back in 2009 at his college time.
Taylor has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Bnei Hasharon inks Chester Mason, ex Al Kuwait - by Eurobasket

Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon (Winner League) agreed terms to a monthly deal with with 32-year old American guard Chester Mason (192-81, college: Miami, OH, agency: N.E.T.). He played last season at Al Kuwait in Kuwaiti D1 league. He helped them to make it to the league final. Mason also played at Racers (UBA) in UBA that season.
The previous (10-11) season he played at KK_Zadar in Croatian league. In four Eurochallenge games that year he had 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3apg. Mason also played 7 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. The other team he played shortly was BK Ventspils (LBL) in Latvian LBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Mason was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 5 LBL games he recorded 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 4 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded just 2.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. Mason also played 11 games in Baltic League where he recorded 7.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.4apg.
In 2008 (three years after he left the college) Mason was drafted by Anaheim Arsenal (D-League) in first round (153th overall).
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Import Player of the Year back in 2010.
Mason is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Slovenia (Zlatorog), Turkey, NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin), USBL (Dodge City L.), ABA (Cleveland R.), D-League (Springfield Armor) and UBA (Ohio R.).
Mason could be described: Can play in 1, 2 and 3 positions. Has a powerful body, and this enables him to grab a lot of rebounds. Good passer, good scorer, defends very well on the perimeter.



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 20: Sutor MGR - Sidigas AV 95-71
Jan. 20: SAIE3 BO - Vanoli CR 92-93
Jan. 20: Umana VE - Cantu 83-79
Jan. 20: Cimberio VA - Enel Brindisi 83-71
Jan. 20: Angelico BI - Banco di Sard. 72-100
Jan. 20: JuveCaserta - EA7 Armani 69-78
Jan. 20: Acea Virtus RM - Pesaro 65-64
Jan. 21: Montepaschi - Trenkwalder RE


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.5 
 2. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.5 
 3. Datome, Acea V.17.8 
 4. Harris, Vanoli CR17.8 
 5. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 6. Johnson, Angelico.16.2 
 7. Ere, Cimberio VA16.2 
 8. Diener, Banco d.15.9 
 9. Langford, EA7 A.15.8 
 10. Brown, Montepasc.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gani LAWAL
  Acea V.
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Lawal, Acea V.8.3 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas8.2 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.0 
 4. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.9 
 5. Dunston, Cimberio.7.9 
 6. Akindele, JuveCase.7.6 
 7. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 8. Ere, Cimberio VA6.8 
 9. Jelovac, JuveCase.6.8 
 10. Ebi, Sidigas AV6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.8 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.2 
 4. Cook, EA7 Armani4.1 
 5. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.0 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi3.8 
 7. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.7 
 8. Steele, Sutor MGR3.6 
 9. Shakur, Sidigas AV3.6 
 10. Taylor, Acea V.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Angelico.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, Angelico.2.4 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 3. Green, Cimberio VA2.3 
 4. Thornton, Banco d.2.1 
 5. Barbour, Pesaro2.1 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.1 
 7. De Nicolao, Cimber.1.9 
 8. James, Trenkwal.1.9 
 9. Shakur, Sidigas AV1.9 
 10. Hasbrouck, SAIE31.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 2. Ress, Montepaschi1.7 
 3. Simmons, Enel B.1.4 
 4. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 5. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 6. Cusin, Cantu1.3 
 7. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.2 
 8. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.1 
 9. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 10. Datome, Acea V.1.1 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Sigma Barcel. 11-5 
 2. Giorgo Tesi PT 10-5 
 3. Novipiu Casale 10-5 
 4. Givova Scafati 9-6 
 5. C.de Latte BRE 9-6 
 6. Biancoblu BO 9-6 
 7. Tezenis VE 8-7 
 8. AcegasAps TR 8-7 
 9. LeGanberi FO 8-7 
 10. Pall.Trento 6-9 
 11. FCM Ferentino 6-9 
 12. Prima Veroli 5-10 
 13. Upea CdO 5-10 
 14. Fileni BPA Jesi 5-10 
 15. Aget Service IM 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 20: C.de Latte BRE - Fileni BPA Jesi 99-93 OT
Jan. 20: FCM Ferentino - Giorgo Tesi PT 91-85 OT
Jan. 20: LeGanberi FO - Prima Veroli 84-73
Jan. 20: Biancoblu BO - Novipiu Casale 81-74
Jan. 20: Givova Scafati - Upea CdO 75-80 OT
Jan. 20: Sigma Barcel. - Pall.Trento 70-89
Jan. 20: Aget Service IM - AcegasAps TR 70-58


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  Novipiu Casale
  (177-PG-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Ware, Novipiu Casa.21.4 
 2. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.2 
 3. Marigney, Aget S.19.8 
 4. Mays, Givova S.19.3 
 5. Young, Upea CdO18.6 
 6. Hicks, Giorgo T.18.2 
 7. Griffin, Fileni B.17.5 
 8. Jenkins, C.de L.17.5 
 9. Thomas, AcegasAp.17.1 
 10. Slay, Givova Scaf.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.9 
 2. Ekperigin, FCM F.9.9 
 3. Todic, LeGanberi FO9.3 
 4. Slay, Givova Scafa.9.2 
 5. George, Upea CdO9.1 
 6. Butkevicius, Novip.8.5 
 7. Giddens, C.de L.8.4 
 8. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.4 
 9. Toppo, Giorgo T.7.9 
 10. Mosley, Biancobl.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Taurean GREEN
  Sigma B.
  (184-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Green, Sigma B.5.6 
 2. Pecile, Biancobl.4.8 
 3. Fernandez, C.de L.4.5 
 4. Ware, Novipiu Casa.4.5 
 5. Gay, Aget S.4.3 
 6. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 7. Roderick, LeGanber.4.0 
 8. Marigney, Aget S.3.5 
 9. Hoover, Fileni B.3.2 
 10. Mays, Givova S.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Keddric MAYS
  Givova S.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Mays, Givova S.2.9 
 2. Cutolo, Biancobl.2.7 
 3. James, FCM F.2.5 
 4. George, Upea CdO2.4 
 5. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.3 
 6. Fernandez, C.de L.2.2 
 7. Hoover, Fileni B.2.1 
 8. Ware, Novipiu Casa.2.1 
 9. Forray, Pall.Trento2.1 
 10. Battle, Upea CdO2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 William MOSLEY
  Biancobl.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Mosley, Biancobl.1.7 
 2. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.5 
 3. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 4. Giddens, C.de L.1.1 
 5. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.1 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.1 
 7. James, FCM F.0.9 
 8. Roderick, LeGanber.0.8 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.8 
 10. Cittadini, Sigma0.8 


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 20: Treviglio - Latina Basket 98-67
Jan. 20: Castelletto - Recanati 94-87
Jan. 20: Ferrara - Mirandola 74-80
Jan. 20: Lucca - Chieti 73-86
Jan. 20: Bari - San Severo 67-53
Jan. 20: Agrigento - Reggio Calabr. 65-66
Jan. 19: Omegna - Matera 61-44
Jan. 20: Perugia - Torino 56-57


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia19.6 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.4 
 3. Circosta, Bologna16.4 
 4. Bolzonella, Castel.16.4 
 5. Casadei, Firenze16.4 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.16.3 
 7. Gueye, San Severo16.1 
 8. Ruggiero, Bari15.7 
 9. Wojciechowsk., Tor.15.7