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  ABA   



Xperience to open 2013 season on local TV - by Gianni Pascucci

The contract is signed, the game is set: the Urban Television Network of Houston, Texas, presents: "EAST BATTLES WEST IN THE SOUTH" TEAM JAPAN VS TEAM HOUSTON XPERIENCE. The game will be played on Saturday, February 9th, 7:30 PM in Alief Elsik High School Gym, Houston, Texas. The Houston Xperience will meet the Shizuoka Gymrats in an ABA exhibition game.


Webb moves to Israel - by Gianni Pascucci

GM Embry Malone told to Usbasket.com that Georgia Gwizzlies star Dunnell Webb (6'6''-G-89, agency: Ronsport, college: San Diego CC) was called up the past thursday to play in Israeli league.
As a Gwizzlies, Webb was averaging 42 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assist in six ABA league games. He played 48 minutes every game which is a testimony that Webb has pro conditiong to compete on the highest levels. "To date, various NBA teams like Clippers, Raptors, Warriors, Hawks, Trailblazers have been contacted to sign Webb this summer." added Malone.



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 26: Buducnost - Krka 74-66
Jan. 26: Zadar - Cedevita 73-74
Jan. 26: Un.Olimpija - Igokea 69-63
Jan. 26: KK Split - Szolnok 62-70
Jan. 27: Crvena Zvezda - MZT Skopje
Jan. 28: Radnicki KG - Partizan
Jan. 27: 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, Zadar15.2 
 4. Sutalo, Siroki W.15.1 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena14.8 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.6 
 7. White, Radnicki KG13.7 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona13.6 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.5 
 10. Wright, Cedevita13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.7 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.2 
 3. Gordon, Partizan7.9 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.4 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.8 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.5.6 
 9. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.3 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.5 
 4. Otasevic, MZT S.4.1 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Simon, Szolnok3.7 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.3 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.3 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.0 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. Otasevic, MZT S.1.9 
 3. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.6 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.5 
 9. Worthington, Radni.1.4 
 10. Travis, Zadar1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 3. Kraljevic, KK Split1.1 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 7. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 8. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 9. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 10. White, Radnicki KG0.5 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 22-8 
 2. Lanus 20-10 
 3. Penarol 19-10 
 4. Libertad S. 18-11 
 5. Olimpico LB 18-13 
 6. Boca Jrs 16-13 
 7. Quimsa 16-14 
 8. Argentino 16-14 
 9. Sionista 15-16 
 10. Atenas 15-16 
 11. GECR Indalo 14-16 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 12-16 
 13. Union Progr. 10-18 
 14. 9 de Julio 10-20 
 15. Obras 9-20 
 16. La Union 8-23 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 19

Jan. 25: Quimsa - Penarol 94-60
Jan. 25: 9 de Julio - La Union 93-70
Jan. 25: Sionista - Olimpico LB 92-84
Jan. 25: Libertad S. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-83
Jan. 25: Boca Jrs - GECR Indalo 87-79
Jan. 25: Obras - Lanus 87-68
Jan. 25: Regatas C. - Atenas 86-77

Second Stage: Round 20

Jan. 27: Regatas C. - Olimpico LB
Jan. 27: Argentino - La Union
Jan. 27: Obras - GECR Indalo
Jan. 27: Quimsa - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Jan. 27: Sionista - Atenas
Jan. 27: 9 de Julio - Union Progr.
Jan. 27: Boca Jrs - Lanus
Jan. 27: Libertad S. - Penarol


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.4 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio18.1 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.9 
 4. Lewis, La Union17.5 
 5. Jackson, GECR I.17.1 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.1 
 7. Lytch, Argentino15.4 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol14.7 
 9. Pau, Olimpico LB14.7 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.11.7 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.9 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 8. Lewis, La Union7.3 
 9. Battle, Lanus7.3 
 10. Fierro, Atenas7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.1 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.8 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.1 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Treise, Libertad S.3.8 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa3.7 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.7 
 10. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.1 
 3. Lescano, Atenas2.0 
 4. Washam, Regatas C.1.8 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 6. Aguirre, Quimsa1.5 
 7. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.5 
 8. Espinoza, Obras1.5 
 9. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 10. Clancy, Olimpico.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 3. Humphrey, Obras1.2 
 4. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 6. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.9 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 9. Kammerichs, Regat.0.8 
 10. Sanchez, Libertad.0.7 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 16-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 12-4 
 3. Instituto Cor. 9-7 
 4. Obera TC 8-7 
 5. San Isidro 8-7 
 6. Alvear 7-9 
 7. Atl.Echague 6-9 
 8. Sarmiento 5-10 
 9. La Union 4-11 
 10. Union Sunch 3-12 
South
 1. Sport Club 11-5 
 2. Quilmes MP 10-5 
 3. Ciclista 9-6 
 4. Alianza Viedma 9-6 
 5. Huracan 8-8 
 6. MH Basket 7-9 
 7. San Lorenzo Ch. 7-9 
 8. Rocamora 6-9 
 9. Banda Norte 6-10 
 10. Bragado 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 25: MH Basket - Bragado 95-81
Jan. 25: La Union - San Mart.C. 95-100
Jan. 25: Alvear - San Isidro 94-88
Jan. 25: Estudian.Con. - Union Sunch 83-61
Jan. 25: Banda Norte - Huracan 75-85
Jan. 25: Instituto Cor. - Obera TC 68-59
Jan. 25: Sport Club - San Lorenzo Ch. 103-72
Jan. 26: Sarmiento - Atl.Echague
Jan. 26: Alianza Viedma - Quilmes MP
Jan. 26: Rocamora - Ciclista


LigaA Round 19 (Second Stage): Penarol loses to Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The game between third ranked Penarol (19-10) and eighth ranked Quimsa (16-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Penarol was crushed by Quimsa in Santiado Estero 60-94. The game without a history. Quimsa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Quimsa outrebounded Penarol 44-23 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Penarol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Brazilian center Lucas Tischer (208-83) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds for Penarol. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Quimsa moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Argentino. Defending champion Penarol keeps the third position with ten games lost. Quimsa is looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Penarol will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Lanus (20-10) against fifteenth ranked Obras (9-20) on Friday night. Visiting Lanus was crushed by Obras in Buenos Aires 87-68. It was a great evening for international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Tyler Field helped adding 14 points. At the losing side American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Obras maintains fifteenth place with 9-20 record. Lanus at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Obras will play against higher ranked GECR Indalo (#11) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Boca Juniors.
LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (22-8) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat ninth ranked Atenas (15-16) 86-77. It was a quality performance for Jerome Meyinsse who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Mariano Fierro came up with 13 points and 9 rebounds for Atenas in the defeat. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 22-8 record. Loser Atenas keeps the ninth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Sionista. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Olimpico de La Banda (#5) in the next round. Atenas will play against Sionista (#9) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Olimpico de La Banda (18-13) and Sionista (15-16), which took place in Parana. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda lost to eleventh ranked Sionista in a road game 84-92. Matias Sandes fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sionista moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Atenas. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Sionista's next round opponent will be Atenas (#10) in Cordoba. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Wuber-Est.Bahia was beaten by Libertad S. on the road 87-83. Boca Jrs won against GECR Indalo on its own court 87-79. Bottom-ranked La Union was outscored by 9 de Julio in Rio Tercero 93-70.


Quimsa - Penarol 94-60

The game between third ranked Penarol (19-10) and eighth ranked Quimsa (16-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Penarol was crushed by Quimsa in Santiado Estero 60-94. The game without a history. Quimsa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Quimsa outrebounded Penarol 44-23 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Penarol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. Brazilian center Lucas Tischer (208-83) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Penarol. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Quimsa moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Argentino. Defending champion Penarol keeps the third position with ten games lost. Quimsa is looking forward to face Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Penarol will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Baxter 15+1reb+1ast, J.Williams 15+9reb, D.Tintorelli 14+7reb+2ast, D.Lo Grippo 13+7reb+3ast, S.Vega 9+5reb+3ast, E.Villares 8+4reb
Penarol: L.Tischer 12+6reb, F.Campazzo 10+1reb+4ast, L.Gutierrez 9+1reb+1ast, D.Teague 9+2reb+1ast, L.Rasio 7+4reb, M.Mata 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 189522


Obras - Lanus 87-68

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Lanus (20-10) against fifteenth ranked Obras (9-20) on Friday night. Visiting Lanus was crushed by Obras in Buenos Aires 87-68. The game was mostly controlled by Obras. Lanus was better in fourth quarter 27-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Lanus' 28. It was a great evening for international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Tyler Field (205-78, college: San Diego) helped adding 14 points. Four Obras players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Lucas Perez (184-87) scored 7 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Obras maintains fifteenth place with 9-20 record. Lanus at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Obras will play against higher ranked GECR Indalo (#11) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Gutierrez 28+15reb+4ast, T.Field 14+4reb+2ast, K.Lamonte 14+3reb+2ast, R.Humphrey 12+2reb, M.Osimani 7+3reb+5ast, P.Espinoza 6+5reb
Lanus: W.McFarlan 14+8reb, C.Schattmann 12+2reb, N.Laprovittola 9+1reb, R.Battle 7+5reb, L.Perez 7+3reb+4ast, P.Prato 6+2reb
gschID: 189521


Regatas C. - Atenas 86-77

LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (22-8) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat ninth ranked Atenas (15-16) 86-77. Atenas trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 27-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-86 at the end of the game. Regatas Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 26. Regatas Corrientes forced 25 Atenas turnovers. It was a quality performance for American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). His fellow American import forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) accounted for 21 points for the winning side. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) came up with 13 points and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) added 19 points respectively for Atenas in the defeat. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 22-8 record. Loser Atenas keeps the ninth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Sionista. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Olimpico de La Banda (#5) in the next round. Atenas will play against Sionista (#9) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: T.Washam 21+2reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 19+7reb, P.Quinteros 16+3reb+2ast, N.Romano 7+5reb+3ast, N.Ferreyra 6+1reb+3ast, M.Gerlero 5+3reb
Atenas: M.Lescano 19+2ast, J.Bulfoni 16+2reb+1ast, M.Fierro 13+9reb+2ast, B.Labaque 9+3reb+5ast, D.Kante 8+5reb+3ast, A.Elsener 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 189519


Libertad S. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-83

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (18-11) beat at home 12th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (12-16) 87-83. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 26-15 third quarter run of Libertad Sunchales. They made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Wuber-Est.Bahia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Diego Garcia (190-79) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. The former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) produced 17 points and swingman Juan Manuel Rivero (191-85) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Libertad Sunchales have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Wuber-Est.Bahia at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Libertad Sunchales' next round opponent will be higher ranked Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play on the road against Quimsa (#7) in Santiado Estero.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: G.Mikulas 20+13reb+3ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 15+1reb, D.Garcia 12+3reb+4ast, D.Johnson 10+1reb, J.Treise 10+5reb+3ast, M.Saglietti 9+1reb+1ast
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Rivero 18+3reb+1ast, H.Jasen 17+4reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 14+3reb+3ast, J.Manuel Torres 10+6reb, D.Davis 9+4reb+1ast, L.Nailon 8
gschID: 189518


Boca Jrs - GECR Indalo 87-79

Rather expected game when 10th ranked GECR Indalo (14-16) lost to seventh ranked Boca Juniors (16-13) in Buenos Aires 79-87. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But GECR Indalo won second period 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Boca Juniors won last quarter 24-18. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80) chipped in 21 points and 6 assists. American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Edge Sports) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Boca Juniors moved-up to sixth place. GECR Indalo at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Boca Juniors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Lanus.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 24+6reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 21+3reb+6ast, D.Santiago 16+9reb+2ast, M.Stanic 9+1reb+6ast, F.Migliori 6+2reb, P.Hopson 5+4reb+3ast
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 19+2reb, K.Seawright 18+8reb+1ast, J.Robinson 12+4reb+2ast, D.Romero 8+3reb+1ast, M.Byro 8+1reb+3ast, S.Scala 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 189517


9 de Julio - La Union 93-70

Rather predictable result when fourteenth ranked 9 de Julio (10-20) rolled over bottom-ranked La Union (8-23) in Rio Tercero 93-70. The game without a history. 9 de Julio led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-28 charity shots (92.9 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for 9 de Julio especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by La Union helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) fired 19 points for the winners. Forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. 9 de Julio maintains fourteenth place with 10-20 record. La Union at the other side stay at the bottom position with 23 games lost. 9 de Julio's next round opponent will be higher ranked Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. La Union will play on the road against Argentino in Junin.
Top scorers:
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 19+2reb, E.Ruiz 14+2reb+4ast, J.Ayarza 14+2reb+1ast, M.Garcia 13+6reb, D.Gerbaudo 9+3reb+7ast, L.Blanchard 8+3reb+1ast
La Union: G.Lewis 23+12reb+3ast, N.Gianella 13+2reb+1ast, T.Shannon 11+7reb+3ast, S.Shorter 10, A.Marin 4+2reb, M.Ceruti 4+1reb
gschID: 189516


Sionista - Olimpico LB 92-84

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Olimpico de La Banda (18-13) and Sionista (15-16), which took place in Parana. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda lost to eleventh ranked Sionista in a road game 84-92. It looked good early as Olimpico de La Banda took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sionista had a 26-15 second period charge getting the lead and Olimpico de La Banda was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-92. The former international power forward Matias Sandes (201-84) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Alejandro Zilli (200-82) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Fernando Calvi (200-81) produced 23 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and swingman Ariel Pau (186-84) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Five Sionista and four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Sionista moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Atenas. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Sionista's next round opponent will be Atenas (#10) in Cordoba. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sionista: M.Sandes 20+10reb, J.Pittman 16+2reb, L.Gonzalez 15, L.Cequeira 11+2reb+2ast, A.Zilli 10+6reb+3ast, J.Lloreda 6+3reb
Olimpico LB: F.Calvi 23+3reb, A.Pau 18+1reb+2ast, F.Ramirez 12+7reb+1ast, A.Eslava 10+5reb, C.McGowan 8+2reb, J.Machuca 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 189515



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Jan. 26: Saigon H. - Petron Blaze 92-89
Jan. 26: KL Dragons - Satria Muda 72-79
Jan. 22: Satria Muda - KL Dragons 68-67
Jan. 25: Thailand S. - Singapore S. 65-62
Jan. 29: Singapore S. - Satria Muda



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 17-3 
 2. Wildcats 13-4 
 3. Kings 10-10 
 4. Hawks 8-10 
 5. Tigers 6-10 
 6. Taipans 6-11 
 7. 36ers 6-12 
 8. Crocodiles 6-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 24: Breakers - Kings 95-76
Jan. 25: Taipans - Tigers 85-71
Jan. 26: Hawks - Breakers 74-91
Jan. 25: Wildcats - Crocodiles 62-59
Jan. 27: Tigers - 36ers


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Madgen, Kings18.2 
 2. Ervin, Crocodiles18.2 
 3. Flynn, Tigers16.8 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats16.2 
 5. Wilson, Taipans16.0 
 6. Jackson, Breakers16.0 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.2 
 8. Deleon, Hawks14.7 
 9. Knight, Wildcats14.4 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats14.2 
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, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Scott, Tigers6.8 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.6 
 9. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
 10. Tragardh, Taipans6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.0 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.8 
 4. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.6 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.1 
 8. Henry, Kings2.9 
 9. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 10. Deleon, Hawks2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.4 
 4. Henry, Kings1.3 
 5. Ervin, Crocodiles1.2 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.1 
 8. Gliddon, Taipans1.1 
 9. Edwards, Taipans1.1 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.6 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.1 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers1.0 
 4. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 5. Redhage, Wildcats0.9 
 6. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 7. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 8. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 9. Hudson, Breakers0.7 
 10. Hinder, Crocodiles0.7 



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  AUSTRIA   


Klosterneuburg and Vienna reach Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg and BC Zepter Vienna will play in the Austrian Cup Final. They defeated WBC Raiffeisen Wels and Redwell-Gunners Oberwart respectively to reach the title clash in Oberwart.
Hosting Oberwart and BC Vienna hit the court first tonight. The visitors dominated from start to finish. BC Vienna recorded a 42:27 halftime lead. They still led by 10 points heading into the fourth frame. The Gunners were able to narrow the gap but came up short of victory at the end 73:77. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) led the winners with 20 points. Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84, agency: Interperformances) delivered 16 points, while Ian Boylan (197-G/F-83, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 13 points for the visitors. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) responded with 22 points for the Gunners. Richard Chaney (196-G-84, college: Troy) netted 21 points in the loss.
Klosterneuburg sealed their Final appearance a bit later. They overcame Raiffesen Wels in a tough battle. Wels dominated in the first ten minutes of the game. They ensured a 29:17 lead at the first break. The Dukes were able to cut the deficit to two points at the interval 45:47. Klosterneuburg pulled ahead in the third term. They snatched a 71:63 lead with ten minutes remaining. The Dukes hung on in the final period to secure the winning outcome 85:77 at the end. Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) netted 24 points for the Dukes. Jason Chappell (208-F/C-83, college: Wisconsin) added 16 points in the victory. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) responded with 21 points for Wels.



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  AZERBAIJAN   


Gala edge NTL-Maxxis to climb on top of the ladder - by Eurobasket News

Gala cleared off on top of the D1 standings following the games of the fifth round. They held off their key rivals NTL-Maxxis 95:77 for the fifth straight win.
Gyandzha fired past BGU 148:60 to earn the fourth win. Amil Hamzayev (204-PF-90) delivered record-breaking 144 points in this game.
AzTOP handled AzDBTIA 86:69 to enjoy 7 points in the standings.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group E
 1. Barons kvartals 3-0 
 2. Ventspils 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Parnu 0-3 
Group F
 1. Kalev/Cramo 3-0 
 2. Rudupis 2-1 
 3. Jelgava 1-2 
 4. Naglis Palangos 0-3 
Group G
 1. Tarvas 3-0 
 2. Juventus 2-0 
 3. Pieno Zvaigzdes 2-1 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 0-6 
Group H
 1. TU/Rock 3-0 
 2. Valmiera 2-1 
 3. Siauliai 1-2 
 4. Sakalai 0-3 
Stage One Standings

Top 16: Round 4

Jan. 24: Juventus - Barsy Atyrau 89-70
Jan. 26: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Barsy Atyrau 82-67
Jan. 26: Kalev/Cramo - Rudupis 80-68
Jan. 25: Barons kvartals - Lietkabelis 74-67
Jan. 25: TU/Rock - Valmiera 69-62
Jan. 25: Parnu - Ventspils 58-70
Jan. 26: Naglis Palangos - Jelgava 102-107

Top 16: Round 5

Feb. 5: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Juventus
Feb. 5: Ventspils - Parnu
Feb. 5: Jelgava - Naglis Palangos
Feb. 8: Sakalai - TU/Rock
Feb. 8: Siauliai - Valmiera
Feb. 8: Juventus - Tarvas
Feb. 8: Ventspils - Lietkabelis


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Raadik, Parnu18.9 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.18.8 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.9 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis17.2 
 6. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera15.4 
 8. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.7 
 9. Leonard, Juventus13.8 
 10. Umbrasko, Tarvas13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Raadik, Parnu12.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera7.8 
 4. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.2 
 5. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.2 
 6. Keedus, TTU7.1 
 7. Timma, Ventspils6.9 
 8. Bishop, Nevezis6.9 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.7 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 2. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.8 
 5. Maceina, Pieno Z.4.4 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas4.4 
 7. Viskontas, Juvent.4.3 
 8. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 9. Leonard, Juventus3.8 
 10. Dambrauskas, Saka.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.6 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 3. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera2.0 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 6. Brown, Naglis P.1.9 
 7. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.8 
 8. Leppik, TU/Rock1.8 
 9. Sims, Ventspils1.8 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Petrukonis, Juven.1.8 
 3. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.8 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.1.7 
 5. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.1.0 
 7. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 8. Zyle, Nevezis0.9 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis0.8 
 10. Cipruss, Lietkabe.0.8 


Round 4 of Top 16 - by Eurobasket News

Kalev/Cramo - Rudupis 80-68

The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 44-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Kalev/Cramo outrebounded Rudupis 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Ty Abbott (192-88, college: Arizona St.) who added 19 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) during the contest. Four Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. At the losing side swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) responded with 19 points and guard Gintaras Kadziulis (192-80) scored 15 points and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: F.Elegar 20+15reb+3ast, T.Abbott 19+6reb+3ast, G.Wilkinson 18+4reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 14+6reb+2ast, A.Skele 7+3reb+5ast, T.Raadik 2+1reb
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 19+3reb+2ast, S.Vene 15+3reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 15+3reb+4ast, A.Valeika 8+9reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 7+1reb, P.Ivanauskas 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 230891


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Barsy Atyrau 82-67

Barsy Atyrau was ahead by 8 points at the halftime before a 50-27 second half run of Pieno Zvaigzdes. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Gytis Sirutavicius (195-83) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Russian point guard Andrey Endropov (184-78) replied with 15 points and Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-85) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Barsy Atyrau. Five Pieno Zvaigzdes and four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Biggs 17+7reb+2ast, G.Sirutavicius 14+4reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 13+1reb+3ast, P.Beliavicius 12+4reb+2ast, T.Hughes 12+1reb+6ast, Y.Gates 8+3reb
Barsy Atyrau: A.Endropov 15+3reb+2ast, V.Matyukevych 11+2reb+1ast, C.McEachin 11+3reb+1ast, D.Sviridov 10+5reb+4ast, Y.Skrypets 8+6reb+1ast, E.Zelionis 6+4reb
gschID: 230890


Naglis Palangos - Jelgava 102-107

Naglis Palangos were trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 34-26 charge of Jelgava, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Jelgava looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Latvian guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) fired 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. American power forward Keith Chamberlain (204-87, college: Grinnell) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland) produced 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward James Porter (208-87, college: N.Carolina A&T) added 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: A.Justovics 21+1ast, K.Kanbergs 18+3reb+1ast, S.Silavs 15+2reb+6ast, E.Krumins 15+7reb+1ast, K.Chamberlain 15+6reb+2ast, S.Haynes 10+2ast
Naglis Palangos: P.Brown 23+7reb+5ast, J.Porter 20+10reb+4ast, M.Mockevicius 20+5reb+5ast, G.Wright 16+5reb+1ast, M.Kumpys 13+4reb+1ast, M.Konate 6+1reb
gschID: 230889


TU/Rock - Valmiera 69-62

The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 20-12 last quarter charge of Valmiera cut the lead to 69-62 at the end of the game. The winners were led by swingman Marek Doronin (200-83) who scored that evening 8 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) supported him with 16 points. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) did not help to save the game for Valmiera. Guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) added 13 points and 6 assists for lost side.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 16+3reb, R.Veideman 9+3reb, M.Doronin 8+10reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 7+6reb+1ast, V.Allingu 6+4reb+1ast, K.Saage 5+4reb+1ast
Valmiera: J.Berzins 20+6reb, R.Gabrans 13+2reb+6ast, M.Ziedins 8+7reb+3ast, J.Kaufmanis 6+7reb+1ast, E.Elksnis 5+1reb, A.Butjankovs 4+2reb
gschID: 230888


Barons kvartals - Lietkabelis 74-67

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lietkabelis won fourth quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) who added 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks and forward Darius Griskenas (194-84) scored 11 points and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 22+3reb+2ast, T.Cain 12+10reb+3ast, A.Brunins 10+3reb, A.Skele 9+5reb+5ast, A.Epners 7+2reb, J.Rozitis 7+7reb+1ast
Lietkabelis: M.Kupsas 23+13reb, K.Vecvagars 15+3reb+1ast, D.Griskenas 11+3reb+5ast, E.Ulanovas 8+6reb+3ast, A.Drungilas 4+6reb+1ast, A.Butkevicius 2+7reb+3ast
gschID: 230886


Parnu - Ventspils 58-70



Juventus - Barsy Atyrau 89-70

The game without a history. Juventus led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Juventus had a 31-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-85, college: William & Mary) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) who added 17 points (made all of his seven free throws) during the contest. At the losing side Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-85) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Five Juventus and four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Barsy Atyrau's coach Eduard Skripec tested ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Juventus: L.Kisielius 18+5reb+1ast, N.Varnelis 17+4reb+1ast, A.Cepulis 13+3reb+3ast, P.Morkeliunas 11+7reb+3ast, A.Viskontas 10+2reb+5ast, G.Matulis 7+2reb+3ast
Barsy Atyrau: E.Zelionis 14+6reb+2ast, D.Sviridov 12+5reb, C.McEachin 11+1reb+1ast, Y.Skrypets 10+3reb+1ast, V.Matyukevych 7+3reb+1ast, A.Endropov 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 230885



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  BANGLADESH   


Bangladesh win 2nd SABA Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket News

Bangladesh won the title of the 2nd SABA Basketball Championship held at Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 2nd South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Basketball Championship for Men was held from 17 January to 21 January 2013 at Bangladeshi capitol, Dhaka. Top three teams of South Asia, India, Afghanistan and Srilanka did not participate in the championship. Five countries naming hosts Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives participated in the championship. The championship was played in the league format with all the participating teams playing with each other and the team that accumulates highest points will be crowned champions.

Bangladesh won all the matches in the championship to win the title while Pakistan were second (3 Win / 1 Loss) as Nepal was placed third with 2 win and 2 loss. Maldives was placed fourth with 1 win and 3 loss while Bhutan lost all their matches.

Bhutan was named as the best disciplined team of the championship.

Bangladesh coach Wasif Alis efficient strategy also aided Bangladesh s cause. I always asked the players to be cool and felt the boys a little bit tired, so I asked them to sue the height and conserve the energy, over all its a team effort and credit goes the players said Wasif.

Mithun Sarker said they waited for the moment. After beating Pakistan we secured the title, it was the best match of meet, we were never worried about Maldives but it was a hard game as Maldives came out tougher than our anticipation said Mithun.

However, Mithun Biswas was adjudged as the most valuable player of the meet for his overall performance. Mohammed Zilal of Maldives took the away the best player crest.

Sheih Saud bin Ali al Thani, the FIBA-Asia president distributed he prizes as the chief guest. FIBA-Asia secretary general Hagop Khajirian, president of SABA Ajit Kuruppu, and Citycell head of corporate communications and public relations Taslim Ahmed were also present among others.

The South Asian Basketball Association (SABA), a body of eight South Asian countries, organized the second version of the meet after the maiden tournament held in the Indian state of Assam in 2002. Then, hosts India drubbed Bangladesh 139:34 to win the title.
Courtesy of: http://nepalbasketball.wordpress.com



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 10-4 
 2. M.Hainaut 9-5 
 3. Aalstar 8-6 
 4. Spirou 7-5 
 5. Liege 6-7 
 6. Antwerp 6-7 
 7. Leuven 4-9 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 25: Oostende - Aalstar 73-63
Jan. 26: Verviers-Pep. - M.Hainaut 67-80
Jan. 27: Antwerp - Liege


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Walsh, Spirou17.6 
 2. Mukubu, Liege17.5 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar17.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.5 
 5. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende15.7 
 7. Aleksandrov, Vervi.15.6 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.2 
 9. Robinson, Leuven15.2 
 10. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Walsh, Spirou9.3 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.5 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende6.9 
 4. Thondique, Antwerp6.8 
 5. Gillet, Liege6.7 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.5 
 7. Wright, Oostende6.4 
 8. Tofi, Aalstar6.3 
 9. Mukubu, Liege6.2 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.8 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.2 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.8 
 4. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.6 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar3.3 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.3 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende3.3 
 9. Thompson, Aalstar3.1 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.5 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp1.8 
 5. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 6. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 7. Biggs, Antwerp1.7 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Anderson, Verviers.1.6 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.5 
 2. Ferguson, Verviers.1.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 5. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 8. Aska, Leuven0.7 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 10. Thondique, Antwe.0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 25: Point Chaud - Gembo BBC 77-105
Jan. 26: Gent Dragons - M.Hainaut II 71-67
Jan. 27: Waregem - CEP Fleurus
Jan. 26: Sint-Jan Ant. - Essor Charleroi
Jan. 27: Excelsior - Tongeren
Jan. 27: Houthalen - St-Niklase
Jan. 27: Oudenaarde - Giants II



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  BOSNIA   


Adriatic League: Union Olimpija stun league leaders - by Eurobasket News

Union Olimpija - Igokea 69:63

Union Olimpija withheld a tough challenge from the league leading Igokea to eke out a home win at the end. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) scored 22 points as the Slovenian powerhouse improved at 10-9 record in the ladder. Igokea slipped at 15-4 record still on top of the standings.
Igokea opened the game quite confidently. The Bosnian team led by as many as six points after the first term 19:13. Union Olimpija tuned in offensively in the second quarter. The hosts fired 24 points in the next ten minutes and surged ahead for a 37:34 halftime lead. Union Olimpija stretched the lead in the third quarter. The hosts held Igokea at 11 points in the period to take a 7-point advantage into the fourth frame. The margin grew at 9-point mark before Igokea bounced back. The visitors went on a 9:0 run to level things up at 63. But Dino Muric (200-F-90), Alen Omic (215-C-92) and Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) scored next six points to seal the victory for Union Olimpija. Jaka Blazic finished with 16 points, while Alen Omic and Dino Muric contributed 13 points each for the winners. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) answered with 16 points for Igokea. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) netted 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in defeat.

Union Olimpija: Klemen Prepelic 22, Jaka Blazic 16, Alen Omic 13, Dino Muric 13
Igokea: Corsley Edwards 16, Branko Jorovic 12



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 26: Bauru - Minas 91-59
Jan. 26: Brasilia - S.Jose/Unimed 90-57
Jan. 26: Liga Sorocaba - Vila Velha 82-76
Jan. 26: Joinville - Suzano 79-67
Jan. 26: Limeira - Palmeiras 75-65
Jan. 26: Basquete Cearense - Mogi das Cruzes 71-74
Jan. 26: Tijuca TC - Paulistano 52-74
Jan. 26: Flamengo - Pinheiros/Sky 102-85

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 31: Tijuca TC - Minas
Jan. 31: Brasilia - Franca
Jan. 31: Basquete Cearense - Uberlandia
Jan. 31: Suzano - Palmeiras
Jan. 31: Limeira - Paulistano
Jan. 31: Flamengo - Vila Velha
Jan. 31: Liga Sorocaba - Mogi das Cruzes
Jan. 31: Bauru - S.Jose/Unimed
Jan. 31: Joinville - Pinheiros/Sky

Round 5

Jan. 28: Brasilia - Bauru
Jan. 28: Uberlandia - Flamengo


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.5 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.5 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha19.8 
 5. Antonio, S.Jose/U.19.5 
 6. Day, Uberlandia19.0 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.6 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.9 
 9. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.3 
 10. Smith, Pinheiro.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.9 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.9.0 
 3. Araujo, Mogi d.8.8 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.5 
 5. Agba, Bauru8.0 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.9 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.6 
 8. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.3 
 9. Teichmann, Franca7.3 
 10. Toyloy, Paulistano6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.7 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.4 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.7 
 4. Garcia, Uberlandia5.4 
 5. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.5.0 
 7. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.9 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 9. Lima, Limeira4.6 
 10. Campos, Suzano4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (196-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 2. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 3. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 6. Collum, Uberlandia0.1 
 7. Garcia, Uberlandia0.1 
 8. Lima, Limeira0.1 
 9. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 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. Figueroa, Franca2.2 
 4. Dawkins, Liga S.2.1 
 5. de Assis, S.Jose/U.2.1 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha1.9 
 7. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.9 
 8. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 9. Vieira, Flamengo1.7 
 10. Soro, Liga Soroca.1.7 


NBB Round 18: Flamengo defeats Pinheiros in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

NBB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 18 rounds left.

An interesting game for Flamengo (17-0) which hosted in Rio de Janeiro 4th ranked Pinheiros (11-6). Top-ranked Flamengo had an easy win 102-85. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Pinheiros managed to win second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Flamengo outrebounded Pinheiros 39-15 including a 29-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 7 blocks. It was a good game for the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. The former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) contributed with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) replied with 18 points and 7 assists for Pinheiros. Undefeated Flamengo have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-0 record. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Franca. Flamengo are looking forward to face league's second-placed Uberlandia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pinheiros will play against Joinville and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Aldeota. Fifteenth ranked Mogi (6-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging higher ranked SKY/Basquete (9-8) 74-71 on Saturday evening. The former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Maurice Riddick chipped in 17 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) with 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mogi moved-up to fourteenth place. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Paulistano. Mogi will play against higher ranked Liga Sorocaba (#12) in Sorocabana in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SKY/Basquete will play at home against the league's second-placed Uberlandia (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between third ranked Brasilia (12-4) and 7th ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-8) in Brasilia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Brasilia outscored guests from Sao Jose 90-57. Welington Dos Santos notched 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 10 points and 7 rebounds by Deivisson Costa did not help to save the game for Sao Jose/Vinac. Brasilia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Uberlandia. Loser Sao Jose/Vinac keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Brasilia will meet at home Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) in the next round. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Minas was smashed by Bauru on the road 91-59. Limeira won against Palmeiras on its own court 75-65. Vila Velha unfortunately lost to Liga Sorocaba in Sorocabana 76-82. Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC was rolled over Paulistano at home 52-74. Suzano was defeated by Joinville on the opponent's court 79-67.
The most impressive performance of 18th round was 21 points and 16 rebounds by Eric Soares of Suzano.


Bauru - Minas 91-59

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (11-5) crushed at home 10th ranked Minas (8-9) 91-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paschoalotto/Bauru. Minas managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Paschoalotto/Bauru shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Paschoalotto/Bauru made 10 blocks. Forward Pilar Alves (200-84) notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Nigerian-American power forward Jefferson Agba (209-80, college: Embry Riddle) supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. Even 10 points and 8 rebounds by center Rafael Mineiro Rodrigues (213-87) did not help to save the game for Minas. American guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) added 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Paschoalotto/Bauru have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Minas keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Paschoalotto/Bauru will meet higher ranked Brasilia (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Minas will play against Tijuca TC (#18) in Rio de Janeiro and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bauru: G.Pereira 22, P.Alves 18+2reb+5ast, J.Agba 15+8reb+1ast, R.Fischer 12+1reb+4ast, J.Detrick 7, A.Mosso 7+1ast
Minas: J.Beal 11+2reb+2ast, R.Mineiro Rodrigues 10+8reb, P.Crosby 10+3reb+1ast, H.Coelho 7+4reb, L.Demetrio 5, R.Ansaloni 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 229217


Limeira - Palmeiras 75-65

Very expected game when 17th ranked Palmeiras (2-15) lost on the road to twelfth ranked Winner/Limeira (8-9) 75-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Winner/Limeira. Palmeiras managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Palmeiras to just 5 points in first quarter and to 11 points in first half. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Winner/Limeira made 8 blocks. Forward Dalla Barba (198-91) notched 23 points and 6 blocks to lead the effort and center Daniel Castellar (202-83) supported him with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Five Winner/Limeira players scored in double figures. Even 11 points and 7 rebounds by the former international power forward Tiago Lima (201-81) did not help to save the game for Palmeiras. American forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) added 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Winner/Limeira moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Palmeiras lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Tijuca TC. Winner/Limeira will meet at home higher ranked Paulistano (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Palmeiras' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sao Paulo to the arena Suzano.
Top scorers:
Limeira: D.Barba 23+2reb+2ast, O.Carter 15+3reb+2ast, D.Castellar 12+8reb+3ast, F.Alvim 11+9reb+2ast, R.Ramon 11+2reb+6ast, H.Vitor Lima 2+2reb+3ast
Palmeiras: G.Pereira 13+2reb+1ast, M.dos Santos 12+1reb, T.Lima 11+7reb, A.Wiggins 8+8reb+1ast, G.Scaglia 8+2reb+3ast, J.Burger 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 229220


Flamengo - Pinheiros/Sky 102-85

An interesting game for Flamengo (17-0) which hosted in Rio de Janeiro 4th ranked Pinheiros (11-6). Top-ranked Flamengo had an easy win 102-85. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Pinheiros managed to win second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Flamengo outrebounded Pinheiros 39-15 including a 29-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 7 blocks. It was a good game for the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. The former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) replied with 18 points and 7 assists and naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (196-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Pinheiros. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Flamengo have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-0 record. Pinheiros at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Franca. Flamengo are looking forward to face league's second-placed Uberlandia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Pinheiros will play against Joinville and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: O.Rodriguez 23+14reb+2ast, M.Vieira 22+11reb+3ast, C.Silveira 18+6reb+1ast, V.Benite 15, E.Machado 12+1reb+1ast, K.Mensah 9+3reb+5ast
Pinheiros/Sky: J.Smith 18+1reb+7ast, G.Araujo 17+3reb+1ast, S.Stallworth 15+5reb+5ast, M.Ferreira 15+1reb+1ast, A.Bambu 8+2reb+1ast, M.Dornelles 6+1reb
gschID: 229219


Liga Sorocaba - Vila Velha 82-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked Liga Sorocaba's (8-9) home victory over 14th ranked Vila Velha (5-12) in Sorocabana 82-76 on Saturday. Vila Velha trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. American guard Desmond Holloway (190-88, college: Co.Carolina) notched 26 points to lead the effort and the other American import guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Liga Sorocaba players scored in double figures. Liga Sorocaba's coach Rinaldo Rodrigues used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by American guard Benzor Simmons (196-88, college: Tenn-Martin) did not help to save the game for Vila Velha. Guard Alexandre Pinheiro (185-85) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Liga Sorocaba moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Vila Velha dropped to the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. Liga Sorocaba will meet at home Mogi (#14) in the next round. Vila Velha will play against the league's leader Flamengo where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Liga Sorocaba: D.Holloway 26+4reb+1ast, A.Neto 18+3reb+1ast, K.Dawkins 16+3reb+4ast, E.Rodrigues 10+2reb+1ast, G.Zilmer 6, E.Lacerda 4+4reb
Vila Velha: B.Simmons 23+6reb+1ast, C.Santos 10+6reb+1ast, A.Jemmott 9+1reb, D.Costa 9+2reb+1ast, A.Pinheiro 9+5reb+4ast, J.Parker 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 229218


Basquete Cearense - Mogi das Cruzes 71-74

Important game to mention about took place in Aldeota. Fifteenth ranked Mogi (6-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging higher ranked SKY/Basquete (9-8) 74-71 on Saturday evening. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Mogi made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Mogi outrebounded SKY/Basquete 38-23 including 30 on the defensive glass. The former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Maurice Riddick (188-79, college: Beth.-Cookman) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Five Mogi players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) with 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Andre Bresolin (195-87) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mogi moved-up to fourteenth place. SKY/Basquete at the other side keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Paulistano. Mogi will play against higher ranked Liga Sorocaba (#12) in Sorocabana in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SKY/Basquete will play at home against the league's second-placed Uberlandia (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Mogi das Cruzes: M.Riddick 17+4reb, B.Araujo 13+10reb, G.Lima 13+4reb+2ast, T.Gehrke 11+8reb+1ast, C.Ranches 10+2reb+3ast, G.Filipin 6+5reb+3ast
Basquete Cearense: A.Bresolin 18+2reb, W.Drudi 17+9reb, M.Costa 10+1reb+1ast, E.de Oliveira 7+2reb, R.Klafke 6+1reb, A.Machado 4
gschID: 229216


Brasilia - S.Jose/Unimed 90-57

The game between third ranked Brasilia (12-4) and 7th ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-8) in Brasilia on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Brasilia outscored guests from Sao Jose 90-57. The game without a history. Brasilia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brasilia made 11 blocks. The former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) notched 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and international guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 18 points. Five Brasilia players scored in double figures. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 10 points and 7 rebounds by center Deivisson Costa (211-80) did not help to save the game for Sao Jose/Vinac. The former international guard Fulvio de Assis (187-81) added 11 points and 5 assists. Brasilia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Uberlandia. Loser Sao Jose/Vinac keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Brasilia will meet at home Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) in the next round. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: A.Ribeiro 18+2reb+1ast, I.Goncalves 15+1reb+1ast, W.Dos Santos 12+5reb+5ast, G.Giovannoni 12+8reb, P.Prestes 10+9reb, M.Cipriano 10+7reb+1ast
S.Jose/Unimed: L.Felipe Lemes 11+3reb+1ast, F.de Assis 11+1reb+5ast, D.Costa 10+7reb+1ast, C.Delben 6+3reb+2ast, A.Calvo 5+9reb, A.Laws 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229215


Tijuca TC - Paulistano 52-74

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked Tijuca TC (2-15) was outscored by ninth ranked Paulistano (9-8) in Rio de Janeiro 74-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paulistano. Tijuca TC managed to win fourth quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tijuca TC to just 5 points in second quarter. Paulistano dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Tijuca TC's 26. They outrebounded Tijuca TC 33-19 including 24 on the defensive glass. Panamanian point guard Joel Munoz (179-80) notched 12 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and power forward Renato Carbonari (204-87) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Paulistano players scored in double figures. Even 19 points by American swingman Rashaun McLemore (195-86, college: CS Northridge) did not help to save the game for Tijuca TC. Center Renan Leichtweis (211-89) added 8 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. Paulistano moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Basquete Cearense. Tijuca TC lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. They share it with Palmeiras. Paulistano will meet Winner/Limeira (#11) on the road in the next round. Tijuca TC will play against Minas (#13) in Belo Horizonte and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: R.Carbonari 14+5reb, J.Munoz 12+4reb+4ast, S.Toyloy 11+8reb, P.Lima 10+1reb, V.Oliveira 8+3reb, A.Oliveira 7+3reb
Tijuca TC: R.McLemore 19+1reb+1ast, B.Langsdorff 8+3reb+2ast, C.Araujo 8+3reb+2ast, R.Leichtweis 8+7reb+1ast, M.Camara 5+4reb+1ast, W.Trigueiro 2+1ast
gschID: 229214


Joinville - Suzano 79-67

Everything went according to plan when eleventh ranked Joinville (8-9) defeated at home 16th ranked Suzano (3-14) 79-67 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. Joinville made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Joinville made 12 blocks. Guard Victor De Souza (182-92) notched 19 points to lead the effort and naturalized Italian guard Thyago Aleo (188-89) supported him with 12 points and 6 assists. Four Joinville players scored in double figures. Joinville's coach Enio Vecchi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds by forward Eric Soares (205-86) did not help to save the game for Suzano. Guard Paulo Nery (188-81) added 18 points and 5 rebounds. Joinville have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Suzano keeps the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Joinville will meet at home higher ranked Pinheiros (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Suzano's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sao Paulo Palmeiras.
Top scorers:
Joinville: V.De Souza 19+1reb+3ast, T.Aleo 12+3reb+6ast, T.Mathias 12+8reb, V.Telo 10+2reb+1ast, D.Conceicao 9+2reb, H.Medeiros 9+1reb+2ast
Suzano: E.Soares 21+16reb, P.Nery 18+5reb, J.Campos 15+2reb+4ast, N.Santana 6+3reb+2ast, C.Sebastiao 3+3reb, J.Felipe Vianna 2+5reb
gschID: 229213



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 12-2 
 2. Levski Sofia 11-3 
 3. Rilski Sportist 10-4 
 4. Balkan 9-5 
 5. Tundja Yambol 7-7 
 6. Cherno More 6-7 
 7. Beroe 6-8 
 8. Chernomorets 4-9 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-10 
 10. U20 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 26: Chernomorets - Balkan 95-96
Jan. 26: Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist 85-88
Jan. 26: Cherno More - Spartak Pleven 82-79
Jan. 26: U20 - Beroe 71-95
Jan. 25: Tundja Yambol - Lukoil Academik 69-100

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 1: Rilski Sportist - Cherno More
Feb. 2: Rilski Sportist - Tundja Yambol
Feb. 2: Levski Sofia - U20
Feb. 2: Chernomorets - Lukoil Academik
Feb. 2: Balkan - Beroe


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Holmes, Beroe19.7 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.1 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.6 
 4. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.1 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.18.0 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.4 
 8. Marinovic, Levski17.0 
 9. Velikov, Cherno M.15.7 
 10. Milosevic, Tundja15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.14.0 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.5 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja9.2 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.9.1 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.5 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.1 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.6.9 
 8. Dupree, Rilski S.6.7 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.6 
 10. Simeonov, U206.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Walker, Beroe7.1 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.4 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.5 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.4 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.5 
 6. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.4 
 7. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.1 
 9. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.1 
 10. Karamfilov, U204.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 3. Gugino, Rilski S.2.3 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.2 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.1 
 7. Walker, Beroe2.1 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.0 
 9. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.4 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.9 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.4 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.9 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 9. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 10. Varbanov, Levski0.8 


Rilski sportist snatch win in Sofia - by Vladi Lazarova

Rilski sportist celebrated a narrow road victory over Bulgarian silver medalist Levski 88:85 in Sofia.
Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed 10 points in the last 60 seconds of the game, including two 3-pointers and finished with 32 points (6/9 from dowtown).


Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) added 18 points and 9 rebounds and Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) helped with 16 points for the surprising win.
Levski and Rilski sportist met twice this week. In the first match on Tuesday The Blues smashed their opponent in Bulgarian derby of Balkan league. After this loss, Levski is 2nd in NBL standings (11-3), 10 times consecutive champion Lukoil Academic is at the top (12-2). Rilski sportist is 3rd (10-4).



NBL Round 14: Rilski Sportist defeats Levski Sofia in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 14 in the NBL took place in Sofia. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Levski Sofia (11-3) to third ranked Rilski Sportist (10-4) 88-85 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Rilski Sportist made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 32 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) responded with 28 points and 8 assists. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face Tundja Yambol (#5) at home in the next round. Levski Sofia's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia U20.
Eighth-ranked Chernomorets (4-9) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Balkan (9-5) in Burgas. The visitors from Botevgrad managed to secure only one-point victory 96-95. However their fans expected much easier game. The former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) notched 28 points, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Atila Santos supported him with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks by American center James Tyler (218-88) did not help to save the game for Chernomorets. Balkan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-5 record. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. Balkan will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Chernomorets will play at home against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (12-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (7-7) 100-69. The best player for the winners was Darryl Watkins who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Nemanja Milosevic produced 15 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-2 record. Loser Tundja Yambol keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Lukoil Academik will meet Chernomorets (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tundja Yambol will play against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-14) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to seventh ranked Beroe (6-8) 95-71. Will Walker orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. 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. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh position with 6-8 record. U20 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Beroe's next round opponent will be higher ranked Balkan (#4) in Botevgrad and it may be quite challenging game. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
Important game to mention about took place in Varna. Sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (6-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-10) 82-79 on Saturday evening. Asen Velikov had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Euroins Cherno More's coach Spas Natov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Euroins Cherno More maintains sixth position with 6-7 record. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Euroins Cherno More will face higher ranked Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.



Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist 85-88

The most exciting game of round 14 in the NBL took place in Sofia. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Levski Sofia (11-3) to third ranked Rilski Sportist (10-4) 88-85 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Rilski Sportist made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 32 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international Hristo Zahariev (197-90) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) responded with 28 points and 8 assists and the former international power forward Stefan Georgiev (206-78) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Rilski Sportist are looking forward to face Tundja Yambol (#5) at home in the next round. Levski Sofia's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia U20.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 32+4reb+4ast, H.Zahariev 18+9reb+1ast, T.Smith 16+3reb+2ast, T.Gugino 8+8reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 4, K.Georgiev 4+1ast
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 28+2reb+8ast, S.Georgiev 19+10reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 12+1ast, C.Kostov 6+5reb+4ast, D.Dimitrov 6+4reb+2ast, V.Petkov 5+1ast
gschID: 230597


U20 - Beroe 71-95

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-14) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to seventh ranked Beroe (6-8) 95-71. The game was mostly controlled by Beroe. U20 was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to U20's 34. Beroe forced 21 U20 turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by U20 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Power forward Milen Dimitrov (204-88) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. Naturalized Danish forward Tencho Tenchev (202-93, agency: Interperformances) replied with 20 points and Nikolay Stoyanov (195-94) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for U20. 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. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh position with 6-8 record. U20 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Beroe's next round opponent will be higher ranked Balkan (#4) in Botevgrad and it may be quite challenging game. U20's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
Top scorers:
Beroe: W.Walker 20+5reb+5ast, M.Dimitrov 17+7reb+1ast, A.Radev 14+4reb+4ast, R.Holmes 13+4reb+3ast, M.Carter 9+3reb, V.Aleksandrov 8+2reb+3ast
U20: T.Tenchev 20+3reb+1ast, A.Natskin 13+1reb+1ast, N.Stoyanov 12+5reb+4ast, K.Kirilov 9+2reb+1ast, V.Galabov 8+6reb+2ast, A.Simeonov 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 230596


Chernomorets - Balkan 95-96

Eighth-ranked Chernomorets (4-9) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Balkan (9-5) in Burgas. The visitors from Botevgrad managed to secure only one-point victory 96-95. However their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as Chernomorets took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Balkan had a 31-20 second period charge getting the lead and Chernomorets was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 95-96. Balkan made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Chernomorets was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) notched 28 points, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) supported him with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Balkan's coach Aleksandar Todorov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks by American center James Tyler (218-88) did not help to save the game for Chernomorets. Forward Konstantin Koev (195-91) added 22 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Five Balkan and four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Balkan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-5 record. Chernomorets at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. Balkan will play against Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Chernomorets will play at home against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Balkan: J.Bozov 28+4reb+6ast, U.Petrovic 19+3reb+1ast, A.Santos 15+12reb, B.Jovovic 13+5reb+1ast, V.Panic 11+8reb+2ast, S.Marinov 10+2reb+7ast
Chernomorets: J.Tyler 22+14reb+1ast, K.Koev 22+5reb+3ast, P.Rakovic 14+8ast, I.Slavchev 12+3reb+1ast, K.Raykov 9+2reb+1ast, B.Boev 8+5reb+4ast
gschID: 230595


Cherno More - Spartak Pleven 82-79

Important game to mention about took place in Varna. Sixth ranked Euroins Cherno More (6-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Spartak Pleven (4-10) 82-79 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Spartak Pleven won third quarter 29-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Euroins Cherno More made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Euroins Cherno More outrebounded Spartak Pleven 43-24 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 10 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Euroins Cherno More's coach Spas Natov used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Dimitar Marintchechki (201-90, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) scored 13 points and 6 assists. Euroins Cherno More maintains sixth position with 6-7 record. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Euroins Cherno More will face higher ranked Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Velikov 25+10reb+3ast, M.Borisov 12+3reb+4ast, G.Galiotos 10+16reb+1ast, D.Vutev 8+3reb, L.Vrcelj 8+5reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 7+1reb+1ast
Spartak Pleven: D.Marintchechki 30+6reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 16+3reb+1ast, I.Stankov 13+2reb+6ast, V.Georgiev 9+3reb+1ast, D.Agre 6+5reb+1ast, A.Dyakovski 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 230594


Tundja Yambol - Lukoil Academik 69-100

NBL top team - Lukoil Academik (12-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (7-7) 100-69. The game without a history. Lukoil Academik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-2 record. Loser Tundja Yambol keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Lukoil Academik will meet Chernomorets (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tundja Yambol will play against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: D.Watkins 19+6reb+2ast, P.Marinov 16+2reb, V.Veselinov 15+3reb+1ast, B.Avramov 10+5reb+2ast, B.Popovic 10+4reb+4ast, T.Banev 9+4reb+1ast
Tundja Yambol: S.Govedarov 16+3reb+3ast, N.Milosevic 15+9reb+2ast, M.Durchev 13+1reb+3ast, B.Ormon 10+4reb+1ast, L.Sjekloca 4+3reb+1ast, S.Cholakov 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 230593



Mohammed Abukar is a newcomer at Rabotnicki, ex Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

KK Fersped-Rabotnicki Skopje (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He played at Lukoil Academik in Bulgarian NBL league. In 7 games this season he recorded 14.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Abukar also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 1 game in Euroleague where he had 5 points and 2 rebounds. The last season Abukar played at Lugano Tigers (LNA) in Swiss league. In 32 games last year he was the best scorer with impressive 20.3ppg and recorded 5.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
In 2008 (a year after he left the college) Abukar was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in second round (17th overall).
The former San Diego State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Abukar received Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year award in 2011.
He was a member of USA U18 National Team back in 2002.
Abukar has played also professionally in Holland (ABC Amsterdam), Italy (Cantu) and D-League (Idaho Stampede).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A quick and agile forward, with good fundametals, who can score well from inside and ouitside the paint. Has a good shooting range, runs very well the court for a player of his size.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CANADA   


Canadian CIS round 25 best performance: Terrell Evans - by Eurobasket News

Terrell Evans had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Victoria, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The -year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed TRU (#5, 6-10) with 17-point margin 81-64. Victoria maintains the 2nd position in Canadian CIS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Victoria will need more victories to improve their 10-5 record. It's Evans' second year at Victoria and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Terrell Evans averages this season 16.5ppg and 7.2rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Thijin Moses (201) of Calgary. Moses had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Calgary cruised to a 79-71 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Winnipeg (#4, 11-6). Calgary's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Moses is a newcomer at Calgary, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-F-87) of league's second-best Lakehead. Salhia scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Lakehead, leading his team to a 80-53 easy win against the lower-ranked Laurier (#6, 4-10). Lakehead needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Salhia has a great season in Canada. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.8rpg (6th best). Yoosrie Salhia has also Canadian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-G-91) of Calgary - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Simon Marr (203-F) of Dalhousie - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. William Yengue (193-F) of Dalhousie - 16 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kevon Parchment) of UFV - 24 points and 9 rebounds
8. Derek Waldner (201-C) of Lethbridge - 18 points and 13 rebounds
9. Raheem Isaac (190-G) of York - 26 points and 3 rebounds
10. Alex Ratte) of Laurentian - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Cayman Is wants to host big NCAA tournament - by Don Farrell

Director of Sports Collin Anglin states there are discussions ongoing between local government, the Cayman Islands Basketball Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on the possibility of staging a basketball tournament on Grand Cayman.

I dont want to divulge too much information as were waiting for things to happen, Anglin said. But there is something in the works and we hope to get absolute confirmation in the next three months.

An NCAA basketball tournament is being planned here. Government would support it but it would be a project outside of government. It would be a partnership between the association and the private sector.

The proposed time frame for the tournament would be late 2015, to coincide with the NCAA preseason for division one schools. Institutions like the University of Miami and the University of Florida play their seasons from November until March, climaxing with postseason competitions like the NCAA Tournament.

Anglin and other officials have reportedly received input in the discussions from former American basketball player Joe Wright. Anglin states the proposed Cayman tournament would cater to many schools.

This tournament is going to happen. We have passed information to various schools and it will be open, not just restricted to certain schools or divisions like the Atlantic Coast Conference. It would be a preseason kickoff tournament, like the Maui Classic. The Bahamas had one recently.

The proposed venue is the new John Gray High School indoor facility. That in itself is supposed to be epic and have seating for 2,500 people, wooden flooring and built for international standards for basketball, netball and volleyball.

It was started in the last administration, in Alden McLaughlins time. Agreements were signed under the Peoples Progressive Movement government. The facility is critical to our sports tourism product and the local sports scene.

Over the last two years, Nassau, Bahamas has staged a preseason tournament titled the Battle for Atlantis. Usually taking place in late November just before Thanksgiving, tournament action centres around Atlantis Resorts on Paradise Island. Matches are played in the Imperial Arena, a grand ballroom which is turned into a basketball venue.

The tournament is known for being the richest division one preseason event as schools are awarded $2 million in exchange for their participation. Last year, contests were televised on AXS TV and NBC Sports Network with the likes of ESPN, CBS and Fox Sports providing added media coverage.

In 2012, Mason Plumlee guided the Duke Blue Devils to the title, ahead of a field including the Louisville Cardinals and the Memphis Tigers. For 2013, the competing schools are expected to include the Kansas Jayhawks, University of Southern California Trojans and Michigan State Spartans.

Anglin states attracting American basketball powers here will be historic.

A tournament of this magnitude would be, I think, the biggest event 
in Caymans sports history when we think of the type 
of following and TV coverage with them. The economic impact these tournaments have proven to have in 
the past would be huge 
for Cayman.




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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Kvarner 2010 10-2 
 2. KK Zagreb 8-3 
 3. Jolly 8-4 
 4. Alkar Sinj 8-4 
 5. Djuro Djakovic 7-5 
 6. Darda 5-6 
 7. Krizevci 5-6 
 8. Zabok 4-7 
 9. Osjecki Sokol 2-10 
 10. Dubrovnik 1-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Split
 4. Zadar

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 26: Jolly - Djuro Djakovic 91-98
Jan. 26: Osjecki Sokol - Alkar Sinj 81-83
Jan. 26: Dubrovnik - Kvarner 2010 73-81
Jan. 27: KK Zagreb - Darda
Jan. 27: Zabok - Krizevci


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Ross, Jolly23.1 
 2. James, KK Zagreb19.1 
 3. Batina, Djuro D.18.7 
 4. Lez, Zabok17.7 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci16.2 
 6. Peraica, Darda15.5 
 7. Peric, Dubrovnik15.4 
 8. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 9. Skific, Kvarner14.8 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.4 
 2. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.2 
 3. Jakolis, Dubrovnik7.0 
 4. Massamba, Djuro D.6.5 
 5. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.9 
 6. Peraica, Darda5.6 
 7. Poscic, KK Zagreb5.5 
 8. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.5 
 9. Ross, Jolly5.3 
 10. Krstanovic, Krize.5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.6 
 5. Panduric, Darda3.5 
 6. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.3 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.2 
 8. Lez, Zabok3.1 
 9. Blajic, Djuro D.3.1 
 10. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.2 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.8 
 4. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 5. Batina, Djuro D.1.5 
 6. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 7. Maric, Zabok1.5 
 8. Surina, Kvarner1.4 
 9. Glavinic, Darda1.4 
 10. Krivec, Kvarner1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.8 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 3. Cakarun, Jolly0.9 
 4. Najev, Dubrovnik0.9 
 5. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Bundovic, Zabok0.7 
 7. Hrncic, Darda0.7 
 8. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 9. Diminic, Zabok0.5 
 10. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.5 


Adriatic League: Cedevita snatch win in Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Cedevita 73:74

Cedevita celebrated a narrow road win over Zadar tonight. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) nailed a late three-pointer to bring the visitors to the victory. Cedevita now improved at 11-8 record in the fourth place in the ladder.
The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Zadar and Cedevita were tied at 22 after ten minutes of action. Zadar pulled ahead in the second frame. The hosts eked out a 37:36 halftime advantage. Zadar stretched the lead in the third term. The hosts led by as many as 8 points at some point. However Cedevita were able to narrow the gap at 3-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Zadar opened the final frame with five points in a row to stretch the gap. But Cedevita denied the deficit and rallied to a 67:66 advantage with under four minutes to go. The lead changed hands for several times before Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) gave the hosts a 73:71 lead with under a minute remaining. However Marko Tomas drained a crucial three-pointer to steal the win for the visitors. Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) produced 16 points, while Marko Tomas added 15 points for Cedevita. Romeo Travis, Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) and Ante Delas (200-G/F-88) answered with 13 points each for Zadar.

Zadar: Romeo Travis 13, Franko Kastropil 13, Ante Delas 13
Cedevita: Marino Bazdaric 16, Marko Tomas 15, Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) 10



Adriatic League: Szolnoki surprise Split in Croatia - by Eurobasket News

Split - Szolnoki 62:70

Szolnoki celebrated a rare Adriatic League win this season. They upset Split in Croatia to improve at 5-14 record. James Florence (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mercer) was pivotal for the Hungarian side scoring 24 points.
The Hungarian team stated their ambitions in the first term scoring 27 points and earning a 2-point lead. Split adjusted defensively in the second period. The Croats limited Szolnoki to just 12 points in the quarter to surge ahead for a 40:39 halftime lead. But the visitors regained the advantage in the third period. Szolnoki pulled ahead for a narrow 56:54 advantage with one quarter remaining. Szolnoki went on a 6:1 run late in regulation to make it 68:60. They hung on to the lead in the dying seconds to clinch victory. Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) delivered 14 points, while Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed 9 points for the Hungarian team. Ivan Mimica (190-G-80) answered with 18 points for Split. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) and Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) chipped in 8 points each for the hosts.

Split: Ivan Mimica 18, Vedran Vukusic 8, Nikola Vujcic 8
Szolnoki: James Florence 24, Rashad Bell 14, Marton Bader 9



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Week 15: Keravnos beat Apoel in a thrilling game - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos Strovolou and Omonoia Nicosia were the great winners of the 15th week of the third round Mini Cyprus league. Keravnos Strovolou beat Apoel in another thrilling game between the two teams with 75-74 while Omonoia Nicosia repeated the first round result and beat Apollon Limassol with 78-75. The other two games ended up as expected as AEK Larnakas (currently second in the table) thrashed the team of AEL Limassol with nearly 50 points difference (85-38) while Michelin Etha Engomis (3rd in the table) beat easily the team of ENAD with 63-51.

In the thrilling derby which took place in Paris Papaellinas court in Strovolos, the hoem team succeed to grab the victory at the very last seconds since Owens scored in both his free throws at the remaining six seconds while the ex player of Keravnos Chan, missed the last jump shot in the last 2 seconds to finish the game for the home team. MVP of the game was Anthony Crocker with his 23 points and 6 rebounds and 7 fouls for in 32 minutes in the court.
The game was an old time classic derby as all the games between the specific couple and begun rather aggressive for Keravnos Strovolou with the home team being more accurate in its offensive duties to end up with 24-18 with Ewing who replaced Laser earlier on last week doing his debut with Apoel's jersey. APOEL balanced the game in the second period and by the end of the first half the game had a difference in the single basket, 40-38.

The third period belonged to Keravnos since the top performers for the home team, usual suspect Anthony Crocker,
Giannis Demertzis (194-PG-83) and Julian Vaughn were magnificent. The score by the end of the third period went to the +7 points for the home team, 56-49. The fourth and most dramatic period was the best for APOEL and especially the last five minutes. The was was 67-55, 6.24' before the end and with Mokongo and Chan in a good shape at the end APOEL over scored Keravnos with 6-19 in the last six minutes, shape up the score only 24'' before the end to the 73-74. Mokongo's foul on Owens six seconds before the end developed the final score with 75-74. It is worth mentioned that the Greek guard Giannis Demertzis made his top presentation since he joined forces with Keravnos last summer.
Top scorers:
Keravnos: Crocker 23, Vaughn 14,
Giannis Demertzis 14, Bjulian 10 and 8 rebounds
Apoel: Isaac Wells (203-F-85, college: Arkansas St.) 13, Kremen and Morrison 11 per head and Troupe 10

Omonoia with the two Serbs in its roster is more solid and is giving more space to act to the four Americans, so with Vukosavljevic dominating in the rebounding area and Tasic helping in all other areas, Allen and Diggs mainly in a great scoring night beat the team of Head Coach Chougaz with 78-75 and it seems that the Nicosia team will not surrender and it will fight for the survival in these last six games of the league in order to bypass the team of ENAD and finally remain to the division since their in-between deficit is now only into one win plus the disadvantage of the two negative results for the Nicosia team over the Agios Dometios team.

The game started with both teams targeting their defensive part so the productivity of the first period was quite low since the 14-13 for the home team says so. The second period though the overall scenery changed since botht he teams played more offensively with the American trio of Omonia dominating in both edges and the half time end up with 37-32.

The third period belonged totally to the visitors since the top gunner of the league Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.) woke up and with a personal offensive crescent brought his team to the amazing 11-22 to give to Apollon a +6 deficit by the end of the period, 48-54. The thrilling fourth period though belonged to Lamar and his team-mates since with a solid 30-21 and with Warren missing the last three pointers, Omonoia succeeded the crucial win which gives her some hopes for the survival.
Top scorers:
Omonoia:
Jeremy Allen (193-G-88, college: FIU) 20, Diggs 16, Harris 14 and Baker 11.
Apollon: Brandon Brown 27 and 10 rebounds, Warren 15, Luke 10

The other two games end up with easy victories for AEK and Etha. AEK Larnakas with Cvedinovic in his best game with the Larnakas jersey ending up to the 18 points and 7 rebounds, followed by Tutt 17 points and 6 rebounds and Fisher 12 and 10 rebounds, thrashed the team of AEL which was able to score 38 points with Pesic scoring the 13 of them.

Michelin Etha Engomis beat ENAD with 63-51 in a very low performance game. Top scorer for the home team was Williams with 18 points followed by Downey and Cup who scored 10 points per



Disagreement about Tendex - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

I have read an article about the importance of Tendex score on calculating statistics and i wish to note my disagreement.

Basketball statistics and the way players are rated is indeed something that has bothered basketball experts over the years and has led to the use of different formulas.

The Tendex rating was developed by Dave Heeran over the course of 30 years as a way to differentiate players by using statistics found in boxscores. The formula has been developed and modified over the years and today countries use different kinds of formulas. The simple formula currently stands as follows:

Tendex Rating=
{[ Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks - Turnovers - Missed Field Goals - Missed Free Throws ] / Minutes}


This formula is based on minutes played.

In my opinion though, the use of this formula and more specifically the use of Tendex Score has many faults and cannot constitute an objective measurement of the performance of a player and this is exaclty why many countries are now using a different formula (index) that does not take into account the minutes played.

In the formula we use in Cyprus, aspects like leadership, ability of a player to mark his opponent effectively, confidence, running the drills and many other characteristics are not calculated. These are important aspects of a game and most of the times aspects like these win games compared to only scoring points or grabbing rebounds. For example, how does this formula measure how well a guard sets his team and runs the drills?

Simply, it does not. Passing the ball has nothing to do with running the drills and be the brain of your team.

A second problem is that players can fall in the trap and look on how to improve their scores, not really playing to win. These players care more on winning awards rather than winning games.


In this content, i strongly believe that this is something that the Cyprus Basketball Federation needs to take into consideration. It needs to reconsider the way players are rated.

Below I am giving examples on how the formula changes based on the minutes played.

EXAMPLE 1

In the 1st example we have 2 players who have the same stats but have had different time in the game. Player 1 who has played for 20 minutes has a Tendex score of (1), whereas player 2 who has played only for 10 minutes has a Tendex score of (2).
So as you can see this formula is very sensitive on time played. Imagine a 3rd player who only played for 7 minutes (which is the minimum or calculating the score), obviously having different stats, for example no turnovers and no missed shots, also finishing with a score of 2.

Is this fair? I think not.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-0-1-1}/20=1
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-0-1-1}/10=2
{ (6+2+2+2+2)-0-0-0}/7=2

EXAMPLE 2

In the example below I wish to stress the fact that the formula is not so sensitive on points. The 1st player scores 0.9 with 20 minutes played, the 2nd who has the same stats has a double score with 10 minutes less in the game. Now, the 3rd player has 10 minutes in the game, just like the 2nd player, but 4 points less. This drops his score only by 0.4, proving that points do not influence the final score as much as time played.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/20=0.9
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/10=1.8
{ (6+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/10=1.4

EXAMPLE 3

In a 3rd example 2 players have the same time in the game but the 2nd has 2 turnovers and missed 2 field goals and 2 free throws compared to only 1 of the 1st player. As you can see this drops his score only by 0.15 which proves once more that the formula is not as sensitive on these aspects as it is on minutes played.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-1-1-1}/20=0.95
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-2-2}/20=0.8

Bottom line

1)Tendex Score is more sensitive on minutes played than it is on other aspects.

2)The less the minutes someone plays, other things constant, the better the Tendex Score. A player who goes deeper into the playoffs, compared to someone who finishes the championship early, or someone who has a small number of minutes in the game, will obviously have a worse Tendex Score because he will have more minutes played, which of course is not fair. Add to that the fact that this player will probably have more turnovers, or will miss more shots and this affects his score even more. It is that simple.

3)The last thing I wish to add is that the statistics should be broken down into regular season and playoffs.

MANY PLAYERS HAVE GOOD REGULAR SEASONS BUT HORRIBLE PLAYOFFS.
If you do not distinguish between regular season and the playoffs you skew their stats upwards which is again wrong
.



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 21-1 
 2. NH Ostrava 17-7 
 3. BK Pardubice 15-7 
 4. BK Prostejov 14-9 
 5. BK Decin 13-9 
 6. BC Kolin 13-10 
 7. Levice 11-11 
 8. USK Praha 10-13 
 9. Svitavy 8-15 
 10. Chomutov 8-15 
 11. J.Hradec 7-15 
 12. B&W Opava 6-17 
 13. Usti n/Labem 4-18 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 26: BC Kolin - Chomutov 95-80
Jan. 25: CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 81-71
Jan. 26: NH Ostrava - B&W Opava 72-68
Jan. 26: Svitavy - BK Decin 70-90
Jan. 26: USK Praha - BK Pardubice 59-89
Jan. 27: Usti n/Labem - Levice


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.17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.5 
 5. Fields, Chomutov17.3 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.3 
 7. Reese, Usti n.16.9 
 8. Meno, USK Praha16.7 
 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. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 6. Nuhanovic, Levice7.3 
 7. Mroz, Svitavy7.0 
 8. Field, BC Kolin6.9 
 9. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 10. Blazek, B&W Opava6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.7 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 6. Pope, BK Decin4.0 
 7. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.0 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.7 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Glover, Chomutov3.0 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.2 
 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. Taylor, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Sanders, BK Decin1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 4. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.1 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 9. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 
 10. Kramny, J.Hradec0.7 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 16-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 14-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 10-8 
 4. JBC Brno 9-9 
 5. Liberec 9-9 
 6. Sokol P. 8-9 
 7. Proton Zlin 8-9 
 8. Ostrava 8-10 
 9. Litomerice 7-9 
 10. Nymburk B 7-10 
 11. Kara Trutnov 7-10 
 12. U19 2-6 
 13. Sokol V. 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 25: Sparta Praha - Sokol P. 89-75
Jan. 25: Liberec - JBC Brno 84-81
Jan. 25: Ostrava - Loko Plzen 82-69
Jan. 27: Proton Zlin - Nymburk B
Jan. 27: Litomerice - Kara Trutnov
Jan. 27: Sokol H.K. - Sokol V.



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 19-2 
 2. Horsens IC 16-5 
 3. Bakken 15-5 
 4. SISU 12-9 
 5. Naestved 11-10 
 6. Randers 10-11 
 7. Horsholm 7-13 
 8. Vaerlose 6-14 
 9. Aarhus BC 5-16 
 10. Aalborg 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 23: Randers - Aalborg 99-78
Jan. 26: Randers - SISU 95-88
Jan. 24: Horsens IC - Horsholm 82-90
Jan. 26: Aarhus BC - Horsholm 78-81 OT
Jan. 24: Naestved - Svendborg 66-99
Jan. 27: Bakken - Vaerlose
Jan. 27: Horsens IC - Aalborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Colas, Randers24.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.23.4 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.6 
 4. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 6. Ocana, Randers19.9 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose19.5 
 8. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.8 
 10. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Colas, Randers14.8 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.9 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.6 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 5. Walker, Naestved8.0 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 7. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 9. Moritz, SISU7.5 
 10. Iversen, Bakken7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Ortega, Randers7.4 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.8 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.1 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Nielsen, Randers4.6 
 7. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.4 
 9. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.0 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.1 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.3 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.3 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Dennis, SISU1.7 
 10. Rungby, Horsens1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Washington, Svend.2.8 
 2. Colas, Randers2.4 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.7 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.1 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.1 
 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 12-3 
 2. Falcon 12-3 
 3. Amager BK 12-3 
 4. BMS Skovlunde 10-4 
 5. Virum 9-6 
 6. Stevnsgade 7-7 
 7. Glostrup 6-8 
 8. Koge BK 6-9 
 9. Aarhus BF 4-9 
 10. ALBA 4-10 
 11. Jonstrup 3-11 
 12. Haderslev 1-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 26: Koge BK - Virum 79-71
Jan. 23: Haderslev - Lemvig 69-95
Jan. 26: Glostrup - Amager BK 68-104
Jan. 26: ALBA - Falcon 41-88
Jan. 26: BMS Skovlunde - Stevnsgade



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Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Canton C. 17-10 
 2. Maine RC 16-10 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 15-9 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 14-11 
 5. Erie Bay H. 12-10 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 12-13 
 7. Springfield A. 8-15 
 8. Iowa E. 6-18 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 17-8 
 2. Rio Grande VV 15-8 
 3. Austin T. 13-10 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 12-12 
 5. Texas L. 11-14 
 6. Reno B. 9-12 
 7. Los Angeles D. 8-15 
 8. Idaho S. 7-17 

Regular Season: Round 34

Jan. 26: Texas L. - Idaho S. 88-104
Jan. 26: Rio Grande VV - Sioux Falls S. 123-104
Jan. 26: Springfield A. - Santa Cruz W. 111-100
Jan. 26: Canton C. - Iowa E. 107-101
Jan. 26: Bakersfield J. - Reno B. 105-111
Jan. 26: Tulsa 66ers - Los Angeles D. 100-109

Regular Season: Round 35

Jan. 27: Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 27: Maine RC - Springfield A.
Jan. 27: Austin T. - Rio Grande VV
Jan. 28: Erie Bay H. - Tulsa 66ers


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy LAMB
  Tulsa 66ers
  (195-G/F-92)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.1 
 2. Johnson-Odom, Los21.0 
 3. Joseph, Austin T.20.6 
 4. Mack, Maine RC20.5 
 5. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 6. Summers, Maine RC19.5 
 7. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. Fortson, Los A.19.2 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.5 
 10. Downs, Maine RC18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.2 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.10.4 
 3. Mays, Springfield10.2 
 4. Harris, Iowa E.9.6 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.9.5 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.9.4 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin9.1 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.8.7 
 10. Summers, Maine RC8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Shelvin MACK
  Maine RC
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mack, Maine RC8.0 
 2. Wright, Iowa E.7.4 
 3. Singletary, Texas6.6 
 4. Fortson, Los A.6.5 
 5. Karl, Idaho S.5.8 
 6. Uzoh, Springfield5.4 
 7. Kennedy, Erie B.5.2 
 8. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 9. Gutierrez, Canton4.8 
 10. McNeal, Bakersfi.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Downs, Maine RC2.2 
 3. Wright, Maine RC2.0 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 6. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 7. Fortson, Los A.1.9 
 8. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 9. Johnson, Rio G.1.8 
 10. Wright, Iowa E.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.6 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.9 
 3. Gladness, Santa C.2.5 
 4. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 5. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 8. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 9. Reed, Springfield1.9 
 10. Foster, Sioux F.1.9 


Review of six games on Saturday - by Eurobasket News

Bakersfield J. - Reno B. 105-111
The Reno Bighorns (9-12) snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated the Bakersfield Jam (17-8) 111-105 Saturday night in Bakersfield. The Bighorns used a balanced attack to beat the Jam, with seven players in double digits. Walker Russell (6'0''-G-82, college: Jacksonville St.), Jr. led the Bighorns with 24 points and 11 assists. Dar Tucker (6'4''-SF-88, college: De Paul), in his first start of the year, had a season-high 20 points, while Samardo Samuels had 16 points. Patrick O'Bryant added 12 points off the bench. Jerome Jordan and Marcus Landry each had 11 points, and Antoine Wright chipped in 10 points. The Jam were led by Damion James (6'7''-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Texas)' 27 points and 12 rebounds. Brian Butch recorded another double-double, with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Bighorns led the entire game, leading by 20 points at one time. The Jam cut Reno's lead to two points with 13 seconds left, but the Bighorns were able to hang on for the win. Reno shot 44 free throws, making 31, compared to the Jam's 21 free throws. Reno hits the road again next weekend for a two-game set against the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Courtesy of: ktvn.com

Texas L. - Idaho S. 88-104
Coby Karl (6'5''-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boise St.) had 25 points and eight assists and the Idaho Stampede beat the Texas Legends 104-88. Karl shot 7-of-8 from the field, while Josh Owens (6'8''-F/C-88, college: Stanford) (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Sean Evans (16 points, 11 rebounds) each had double-doubles for Idaho (7-17). Durrell Summers led the Stampede's bench effort with 21 points, nine rebounds and three assists. The Legends (11-14) lost their ninth game in a row, as they were held to just 41.0 percent shooting by the Stampede defense. Luther Head (6'3''-G-82, college: Illinois) led Texas with 20 points, while Justin Dentmon and Rashad McCants both had 19. Courtesy of: idahopress.com

Rio Grande VV - Sioux Falls S. 123-104
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers set a franchise record of seven-straight wins with Saturday's 123-104 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce at State Farm Arena. The bench led the Vipers as Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89, college: Wichita St.) scored 22 points and Vernon Macklin (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Ohlbrecht had 17 points, and Maalik Wayns and Terrel Harris each added 13 points. Donatas Motiejunas scored 12 points, and Andrew Goudelock posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. The Skyforce were led by Damian Saunders (6'7''-F-88, college: Duquesne) with 26 points. Donald Sloan contributed 23 points, followed by Mark Tyndale with 17 points. Mike Davis tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Mychel Thompson scored 11 points. The Skyforce held the lead throughout the first quarter and built their largest lead at 25-15 on a shot from behind the arc by Saunders with 3:20 on the clock. A dunk from Murry early in the second quarter tied the score at 30-30. Harris followed with a layup to take the 32-30 advantage. From that point, the Vipers never let go of the lead and entered the half up 55-48. Throughout the second half, the Vipers held control. By the end of the third quarter, RGV built its lead to 91-75. Sioux Falls opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run to make the score 91-84 on a layup from Tyndale. Murry responded with a 3-pointer and the Vipers never looked back. Courtesy of: kdlt.com

Tulsa 66ers - Los Angeles D. 100-109
The Tulsa 66ers fell to the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Saturday night, 109-100 inside the SpiritBank Event Center. Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Daniel Orton scored eight points with 11 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists. The 66ers were led by Andrew Rautins (6'4''-G-86, college: Syracuse)' career-high 27 points. Andrew Rautins tied a career best for 3-point field goals by making seven shots on 11 attempts. Chris Quinn (6'2''-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) scored 19 points with four rebounds and three assists and Rasual Butler posted 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. As a team, Tulsa (12-12) outrebounded Los Angeles (8-15), 48-37. After a back-and-forth first half that resulted in a 53-51 Tulsa halftime lead, the D-Fenders outscored the 66ers, 31-18 in the third quarter to take an 11-point lead into the fourth. LA's Gary Flowers (6'8''-F-86, college: S.Mississippi) led the squad with 25 points and seven rebounds. Tulsa hits the road for a pair of mid-week games on the East Coast against the Erie BayHawks on Monday and the Springfield Armor on Wednesday. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Canton C. - Iowa E. 107-101
The Canton Charge (17-10) defeated the Iowa Energy (6-18) 107-101 Friday Night at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Canton has won four out of the five meetings with Iowa this season; Canton also defeated Iowa 103-83 on the road Friday Night. The Charge have won eleven of their last thirteenth games overall and four straight. Canton got off to a sluggish start to this game; as Iowa began the game on a 10-2 run. The Energy would then take a 26-21 lead after the first quarter. Iowa would hit 12 of 19 shots in the first quarter. Canton would open the second quarter with a 15-3 run of its own. Canton would take a 36-29 lead midway through the second frame. For the rest of the half the game was back and fourth. The Charge would lead 51-47 at halftime. Canton increased is advantage in the third by utilizing fast break opportunities. The Charge outscored the Energy 27-22 in the third stanza. Canton made 11 of 16 shots in the third quarter to take a 78-69 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Iowa responded with a 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter to cut the Charge's advantage to 80-78. Canton then responded by hitting six out of their next seven shots to increase the Canton lead to 10. Charge Head Coach Alex Jensen said, after the game, 'I have to give Iowa a lot of credit because they lost a couple guys the last day or so, but they came out and played. It's always hard for both teams after back-to-back nights. They played really hard and a lot harder than us at times' JaJuan Johnson (6'10''-F-89, college: Purdue) lead the Charge with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. JaJuan Johnson spoke to the importance of holding off Iowa's late run, after the game, 'It's important, especially coming off of a back-to-back. Obviously, the (other) team knows what you want to do and everybody pretty much knows each other. With the traveling and everything like that, it's mental and our guys held on and we got the win.' Jorge Gutierrez (6'3''-G-88, college: California) added 17 points, 10 assists and 3 rebounds for Canton. Kyle Gibson poured in 14 points for Canton. Newly acquired guard Josh Selby added 9 points and 7 rebounds for Canton. All five Iowa starters scored in double figures. Paul Harris (6'4''-F/G-86, college: Syracuse) led all scores in the game with 25 points,12 rebounds and 5 assists. Morris Almond added 20 points for Iowa. Othyus Jeffers added 18 points for the Energy. Qunicy Miller poured in 13 points. Chris Wright added 12 points and 10 assists for Iowa. Courtesy of: akronsportsnow.com

Springfield A. - Santa Cruz W. 111-100
It hasn't happened since the third and fourth games of the season, but the Springfield Armor finally have their second two-game win streak. Tornike Shengelia (6'8''-PF-91) and Tyshawn Taylor (6'3''-G-90, college: Kansas) combined for 50 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Armor to a 111-100 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors before 4,359 Saturday night at the MassMutual Center. The wins over Santa Cruz (15-9) and Maine were not just positives for a Springfield team struggling for wins, but they were victories over two of the top teams in the D-League. 'It's nice to take care of home and obviously (Santa Cruz) had a tough deal, they played a heck of game last night in Maine then had to come here right after the game,' Armor coach Bob MacKinnon said. 'We have to do the same thing, turn around and play at 3 p.m. tomorrow (at Maine), but hopefully we have enough in the tank to get it done.' Shengelia, coming off a 39-point performance against Maine that tied the D-League mark for the most points in a game this season, was efficient on offense with 8-for-12 shooting for 24 points, and strong on the glass with 13 rebounds. Over the last two games Shengelia is 25 for 33 from the field for 63 points and 31 rebounds. 'As a team I'm really glad we won both games, especially against Maine when we had won none against them,' Shengelia said. 'We came as a group and won the game.' Taylor scored 20 of his game-high 26 in the first half when the Armor went up by as many as 24 points and settled for a 69-52 halftime lead. The first halves of Saturday's game and Thursday's contest could not have been much different for the Armor (8-15). Thursday the Armor fell behind by as many as 17 points in the first quarter and spent the rest of the half playing catch-up against Maine. On Saturday it was all Springfield from the tip to the closing horn of the half, the Armor scoring a season-high 69 points to take a 17-point lead on Santa Cruz at the intermission. Springfield shot 57 percent from the floor, hit 5-of-8 3-pointers and outrebounded the Warriors 23-14, including 10 offensive boards. Willie Reed (6'9''-F-90, college: St.Louis) (16 points, 13 rebounds) led the way on the glass, the 6-foot-10 forward recording a double-double in the first half with 11 points and 10 rebounds, five on the offensive end. Courtesy of: masslive.com



D-League round 33 best performance: Jeremy Lamb - by Eurobasket News

Swingman Jeremy Lamb (195-G/F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Tulsa 66ers, receiving a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 20-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Los Angeles D. (#7, 7-15) with 23-point margin 107-84. Tulsa 66ers maintains the 4th position in D-League. Tulsa 66ers 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 12-11 record. In the team's last game Lamb had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Tulsa 66ers, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of Connecticut star has very solid stats this year. Lamb is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.8ppg. Lamb is in league's top in and averages impressive 50.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) of Erie Bay H.. Kennedy had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Erie Bay H. lost that game 96-107 to slightly lower-ranked Ft.Wayne MA (#6, 12-13). Erie Bay H. managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 12-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Kennedy is a newcomer at Erie Bay H., but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 8.7rpg and 5.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Luke Harangody (201-F-88, agency: Priority Sports) of Ft.Wayne MA (#6). Harangody scored 29 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Ft.Wayne MA, leading his team to a 107-96 win against slightly higher-ranked Erie Bay H. (#5, 12-10). The chances of Ft.Wayne MA ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harangody could help Ft.Wayne MA to bring them higher in the standings. Harangody has a very solid season. In 11 games in D-L he scored 20.5ppg. He also has 13.6rpg and and 3PT: 41.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike Davis (205-F-88) of Sioux Falls S. - 12 points, 25 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Henry Sims (208-C-90) of Erie Bay H. - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Micah Downs (203-G/F-86) of Maine RC - 28 points and 8 rebounds
7. Micheal Eric (210-F/C-88) of Canton C. - 19 points and 16 rebounds
8. Andre Barrett (175-PG-82) of Maine RC - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Donald Sloan (191-G-88) of Sioux Falls S. - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Sean Singletary (183-PG-85) of Texas L. - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists

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



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 15-0 
 2. Tarvas 15-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 10-5 
 4. TTU 9-9 
 5. Valga 9-9 
 6. Rapla 7-11 
 7. Parnu 6-10 
 8. Tln Kalev 4-14 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 25: Tarvas - Rapla 93-75
Jan. 22: TU/Rock - TTU 74-64
Jan. 25: Valga - Hito/Johvi 72-50
Jan. 26: Hito/Johvi - Tarvas 64-86

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 29: Kalev/Cramo - Tln Kalev
Feb. 1: Valga - Kalev/Cramo
Feb. 1: Tarvas - Parnu
Feb. 2: Hito/Johvi - Rapla


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Laksa, Tarvas16.8 
 2. Matulionis, Parnu16.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas16.1 
 4. Akenparg, TTU15.6 
 5. Okoye, Tln Kalev15.4 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.2 
 7. Lindmets, Tarvas14.8 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.7 
 9. Pilk, Rapla13.8 
 10. Umbrasko, Tarvas13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.4 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.3 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.3 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Ringmets, Rapla6.8 
 8. Keedus, TTU6.4 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.4 
 10. Grim, Valga6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas5.1 
 3. Keedus, TTU5.1 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.1 
 5. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.7 
 8. Pilk, Rapla2.4 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas2.3 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Laane, Rapla2.5 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.5 
 3. Akenparg, TTU1.9 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.8 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.7 
 6. Saage, TU/Rock1.7 
 7. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.7 
 8. Keedus, TTU1.6 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Arnold, TTU1.2 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Grim, Valga0.7 
 5. Saarmets, TTU0.7 
 6. Saks, Tarvas0.6 
 7. Raadik, Parnu0.6 
 8. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 9. Lindmets, Tarvas0.4 
 10. Laksa, Tarvas0.3 


Brandis Raley-Ross claims Estonian KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Tarvas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds and five assists for Tarvas in his team's victory, helping them to crush Rapla (#6, 7-11) with 18-point margin 93-75. Tarvas maintains the 2nd position in Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tarvas will need more victories to improve their 15-4 record. In the team's last game Raley-Ross had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. Brandis Raley-Ross averages this season 15.4ppg and 6.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-F/G-81) of Valga. Vares impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Valga to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Hito/Johvi (#9, 1-16) 72-50. Valga's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Vares is one of the most experienced players at Valga and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Edvard Trumm (192-F/C-83) of Hito/Johvi (#9). Trumm scored 14 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Trumm's great performance Hito/Johvi lost 64-86 to the higher-ranked Tarvas (#2, 15-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Hito/Johvi can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-16 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Trumm he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Trumm has individually a great season in Estonia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kaido Saks (205-F-86) of Tarvas - 14 points and 4 rebounds
5. Renato Lindmets (200-F-84) of Tarvas - 8 points and 10 rebounds
6. Justin Ingram (188-PG-85) of TU/Rock - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) of TU/Rock - 12 points and 3 rebounds
8. Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) of Valga - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Erik Keedus (198-F-90) of TTU - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 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)



TU/Rock improved to 3-0 record in Top 16 in Baltic League - by Eurobasket News

TU/Rock outscored Valmiera 69:62 for 3-0 record in Group H of Top 16 in Baltic League. Valmiera trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 20-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 62-69 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds and Justin Ingram (188-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) who added 16 points during the contest. At the losing side Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Raimonds Gabrans (185-G-84) scored 13 points and 6 assists.
Ventspils had no troubles in Parnu, as they eased past the Estonian club 70:58. The Latvians improved to a 3-1 record after the victory, while Parnu dropped already their fourth straight game in the Top 16 stage. Folarin Campbell top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Martins Meiers (208-C-91) netted 12 points. Augustas Peciukevicius replied with 24 points, 9 rebounds and six assists. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) scored 13 points.



KML Round 16: TU/Rock beats TTU in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tartu. Top-ranked TU/Rock faced 4th ranked TTU. Host TU/Rock (15-0) defeated guests from Tallinn (9-9) 74-64. TTU was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-14 charge of TU/Rock, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) fired 17 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Vallo Allingu (206-78) chipped in 8 points and 7 rebounds. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) produced 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for lost side. Undefeated TU/Rock have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-0 record. TTU at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Valga. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Johvi. Local Hito/Johvi (1-16) was outscored by second ranked BC Rakvere (15-4) 86-64. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Brandis Raley-Ross contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Edvard Trumm (192-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for Hito/Johvi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Rakvere have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just -4 points less than leader TU/Rock. Hito/Johvi lost sixteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. BC Rakvere will play against KK Parnu (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Hito/Johvi will play against Rapla to get more than just one victory in their record.

In the last two games of round 16 bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi was crushed by Valga in a road game 72-50. Tarvas beat Rapla at home 93-75.


Hito/Johvi - Tarvas 64-86

The game with biggest result difference took place in Johvi. Local Hito/Johvi (1-16) was outscored by second ranked BC Rakvere (15-4) 86-64. The game without a history. BC Rakvere led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Rakvere forced 23 Hito/Johvi turnovers. Hito/Johvi was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Power forward Edvard Trumm (192-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Tonis Uuekula (201-88) added 16 points in the effort for Hito/Johvi. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Rakvere have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just -4 points less than leader TU/Rock. Hito/Johvi lost sixteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. BC Rakvere will play against KK Parnu (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Hito/Johvi will play against Rapla to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: J.Umbrasko 20+3reb+2ast, M.Laksa 15+3reb+1ast, K.Saks 14+4reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 12+8reb+2ast, R.Lindmets 8+10reb+1ast, A.Stewart 7+5reb
Hito/Johvi: T.Uuekula 16+3reb, E.Trumm 14+12reb+3ast, A.Anijarv 11+4reb+3ast, S.Laur 8+4reb, R.Unt 3+1ast, M.Kirsimaa 2+2reb
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Valga - Hito/Johvi 72-50

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-16) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Valga (9-9) 72-50. The game without a history. Valga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Hito/Johvi's players. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Valga players scored in double figures. Guard Siim Laur (189-87) replied with 11 points and guard Andrus Lehismets (187-91) added 9 points in the effort for Hito/Johvi. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Valga moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TTU. Hito/Johvi lost sixteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Valga will play against higher ranked Kalev/Cramo (#3) in Tallinn in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hito/Johvi will play at home against Rapla (#6) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Valga: V.Vares 21+6reb+5ast, E.Cunda 13+1reb+6ast, T.Leok 11+2reb+1ast, R.Grafs 11+8reb+3ast, R.Petersonig 6+1reb+2ast, M.Grim 5+5reb
Hito/Johvi: S.Laur 11+4reb+1ast, A.Lehismets 9+3reb+2ast, E.Trumm 8+6reb, A.Anijarv 7+3reb+2ast, J.Kool 6+1reb, T.Uuekula 4+6reb+3ast
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Tarvas - Rapla 93-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked BC Rakvere (15-4) defeated at home 6th ranked Rapla (7-11) 93-75. The game without a history. BC Rakvere led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Rakvere outrebounded Rapla 43-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. Rapla was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 10 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Rapla. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BC Rakvere have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just -4 points less than leader TU/Rock. Rapla at the other side keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. BC Rakvere will play against KK Parnu (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Rapla will play against Hito/Johvi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: B.Raley-Ross 21+4reb+5ast, R.Tamm 15+4reb+3ast, M.Laksa 13+3reb+1ast, J.Umbrasko 11+4reb+3ast, R.Lindmets 10+8reb+1ast, A.Stewart 9+8reb
Rapla: R.Laane 16+5reb, I.Pilk 10+6reb, I.Kajupank 9+1reb+2ast, A.Parn 8+3reb+2ast, R.Ringmets 7+3reb+2ast, K.Voolaid 6+2reb
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TU/Rock - TTU 74-64

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tartu. Top-ranked TU/Rock faced 4th ranked TTU. Host TU/Rock (15-0) defeated guests from Tallinn (9-9) 74-64. TTU was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-14 charge of TU/Rock, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) fired 17 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Vallo Allingu (206-78) chipped in 8 points and 7 rebounds. TU/Rock's coach Gert Kullamae used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) produced 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and center Madis Saarmets (201-90) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four TTU players scored in double figures. TU/Rock have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-0 record. TTU at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Valga. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: J.Ingram 17+6reb+8ast, M.Doronin 12+3reb+1ast, S.Leppik 10+2reb+1ast, V.Allingu 8+7reb+2ast, I.Nelyubov 7+1reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 5+2reb+1ast
TTU: M.Saarmets 14+7reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 13+1reb+1ast, K.Makke 12+4reb+2ast, E.Keedus 11+6reb+8ast, M.Kaja 9+6reb, P.Ulp 3+1ast
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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 20-5 
 2. KTP 20-6 
 3. Kataja 19-5 
 4. Pyrinto 19-7 
 5. Kauhajoki 15-10 
 6. LrNMKY 13-13 
 7. Kouvot 12-13 
 8. Korihait 8-17 
 9. Salon Vilpas 8-18 
 10. Lapua 8-18 
 11. FoKoPo 6-20 
 12. Namika Lahti 5-21 

Regular Season: Round 27

Jan. 25: Pyrinto - Nilan Bisons 90-100
Jan. 26: LrNMKY - Lapua 89-75
Jan. 26: Salon Vilpas - Namika Lahti 87-75
Jan. 26: FoKoPo - KTP 68-104
Jan. 27: Kauhajoki - Korihait
Jan. 27: Kouvot - Kataja


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.2 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.5 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot19.8 
 5. Logins, LrNM.17.8 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua17.7 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.5 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.0 
 9. Holloway, Namika L.16.7 
 10. Tolbert, Lapua16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.0 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.9 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki8.8 
 4. Giles, KTP8.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 6. Johnson, Namika L.8.2 
 7. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 8. Thornton, FoKoPo8.1 
 9. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.0 
 10. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.9 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.3 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 4. Smith, Kataja5.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 6. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 7. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.4 
 8. Gibson, LrNM.4.4 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.0 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Kataja
  (180-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Smith, Kataja2.8 
 2. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.6 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.1.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.1.8 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.7 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Barrett, KTP1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Barrett, KTP1.5 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 3. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 4. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 5. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Giles, KTP0.9 
 9. Hampton, Lapua0.9 
 10. Dyer, Korihait0.9 


KORISLIIGA: YMCA Lahti and FoKoPo in danger - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 26/44: When 26 out of 44 regular season rounds are done, it seems that YMCA Lahti (5-21) and/or FoKoPo (6-20) are in danger to be Team # 12 in March-April and be the team to fall into Division 1 A, the second highest level in Finland. Tonight these two teams lost again. Vilpas (Salo) defeated YMCA Lahti 87-75 (36-32) and FoKoPo (Forssa) was beaten at home by KTP (Kotka) 68-104 (39-57). YMCA Lappeenranta (13-13) won over Korikobrat (Lapua) after a slow start 89-75 (43-52). Lapua was leading by 18 points (15-33) after the first 10 minutes, but the hosts came back to the game thanks to Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) and Matthew Gibson (196-G-84). At the same time Lapua scored tiny 23 pts during the second half.
Vilpas - YMCA Lahti 87-75 (36-32) (Marcus Relphorde 24 (FTs 12/16), Shawn Atupem 20; Troy Barnies 12/9 - Jordan Hasquet 28/8, Vesa Heinonen 22, Thomas Kelley 10).
YMCA LPR - Lapua 89-75 (43-52). (Jason Conley 26/17, Matt Gibson 19/5a, Anttoni Tapio 18 - Dwight Tolbert 19/8, Samuel Haanpaa 16; Dominique Coleman 11/6a. A: 479).
FoKoPo - KTP 68-104 (39-57). (Olli Kaunomaki 15; Charlie Burgess 10, Markus Molenius 10 - Devonne Giles 21/12, Timo Heinonen 19, Sefton Barrett 16. A: 680).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 26: Orleans - Boulazac 93-75
Jan. 26: Nancy - Gravelines 79-83
Jan. 26: Cholet - Limoges 75-67
Jan. 26: Le Mans - Strasbourg 73-85
Jan. 26: Chalon - Dijon 73-55
Jan. 26: Paris-Levallois - Roanne 71-87
Jan. 26: Poitiers - Le Havre 70-68
Jan. 28: ASVEL - Nanterre


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.19.5 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.9 
 3. Williams, Paris-.16.9 
 4. Nivins, Poitiers16.9 
 5. Fitch, Strasbourg16.6 
 6. Jackson, AS.15.8 
 7. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.6 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy15.5 
 9. King, Le Havre15.5 
 10. Green, Orleans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Brockman, Limoges9.4 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.7 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg8.0 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.7.4 
 6. Collins, Roanne7.4 
 7. Sommerville, Nancy7.2 
 8. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.7.2 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Vaty, Gravelines6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Diabate, Nancy6.8 
 2. Pellin, Orleans6.4 
 3. King, Le Havre6.2 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.5 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.1 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.1 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.4 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Diot, Paris-Leval.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.1 
 2. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 3. Williams, Paris-.1.8 
 4. Campbell, Stras.1.8 
 5. Thompson, Le Havre1.6 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.6 
 7. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 8. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 9. Eldridge, Boulazac1.6 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 2. Sy, AS.1.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 5. Badiane, Poitiers1.1 
 6. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.1 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.0 
 8. Fofana, Le Havre0.9 
 9. Jean-B., Chalon0.8 
 10. Williams, Paris-.0.8 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 25: Lille - Bordeaux 89-87 OT
Jan. 25: Evreux - Boulogne 86-71
Jan. 25: Le Portel - Hyeres-Toulon 85-73
Jan. 25: Nantes - St Quentin 70-81
Jan. 26: St Vallier - Antibes 70-71
Jan. 25: Denain - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 63-65
Jan. 25: Chalons-Reims - Fos Ouest 53-65
Jan. 26: Bourg - Rouen 104-83
Jan. 25: Maurienne - Charleville 104-83


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Brown, Maurienne23.7 
 2. Blue, Antibes20.3 
 3. Flowers, Denain19.7 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Siggers, Lille18.7 
 6. Wood, Evreux18.2 
 7. Hilliard, Antibes17.7 
 8. Sanders, Charlevil.17.4 
 9. Hannah, Evreux17.2 
 10. Williamson, Fos O.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bing, Maurienne10.2 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.1 
 3. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 4. Kitts, Denain9.9 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin9.6 
 6. Jackson, Pau-La.8.7 
 7. McKines, Rouen8.6 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.3 
 9. Blue, Antibes8.1 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.2 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.6 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.2 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.7 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Hannah, Evreux5.1 
 8. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.0 
 9. Calvez, Charleville4.9 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.6 
 2. Craven, St Vallier2.6 
 3. Flowers, Denain2.2 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 5. Mullins, Chalons-.2.0 
 6. Hannah, Evreux2.0 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 8. Taylor, Le Portel1.8 
 9. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.1.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.1 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.7 
 3. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.2 
 5. Taccoen, Lille1.1 
 6. Chism, Maurienne1.1 
 7. Burrell, Chalons-.0.9 
 8. Blue, Antibes0.9 
 9. Ho You Fat, Evreux0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Boulogne0.9 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 26: Quimper - Sorgues 88-89 OT
Jan. 26: St Chamond - Rennes 83-72
Jan. 26: Monaco - Angers BC 49 79-72
Jan. 26: Rueil - CFBB 78-61
Jan. 26: Vichy - La Rochelle 68-58
Jan. 26: Challans - Blois 64-70
Jan. 26: Souffel - Chartres 64-69


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues19.4 
 2. Herard, Challans17.8 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.7 
 4. Raji, Quimper17.7 
 5. Hill, Angers BC 4917.1 
 6. Inglis, CFBB17.1 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.9 
 8. Petrovic, Orchy16.8 
 9. Ocokoljic, Rueil16.5 
 10. Cole, La Rochelle16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Raji, Quimper9.1 
 3. Diame, Rueil8.1 
 4. Sall, Rennes8.0 
 5. Inglis, CFBB8.0 
 6. Calasan, Monaco7.9 
 7. Caskill, Cognac7.8 
 8. Tornato, Blois7.1 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle7.1 
 10. N''Diaye, Souffel6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.2 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.9 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.5.0 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.8 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.4 
 8. Saounera, Rueil4.3 
 9. Tillon, St Chamond4.1 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.9 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.0 
 3. Saounera, Rueil2.0 
 4. Lessort, Vichy1.9 
 5. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.9 
 6. Pene, Rennes1.8 
 7. Mouillard, Cognac1.8 
 8. Herard, Challans1.8 
 9. Sall, Rennes1.7 
 10. Landu-Bongo, St1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Davis, Blois1.6 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.5 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.5 
 4. Tornato, Blois1.3 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 6. Alingue, Souffel1.3 
 7. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.0 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 
 10. Kolb, Quimper0.8 


Nicolas Batum grabs rebound to secure 101-100 win over Clippers and net a triple-double - by Eurobasket News

The Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night at the Rose Garden to improve to 22-21 on the season. After dropping six in a row, it was their second consecutive victory.

Last-gasp shot doesnt drop: The Blazers, who have been in many close games this season, escaped another heartbreaking defeat when former Blazers guard Jamal Crawford missed a 19-foot jumper just before the final buzzer. The rebound bounced to Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88), who secured the ball and the victory. The Blazers, who trailed 100-91 down the stretch, scored the final 10 points of the game to win.

This one counts: The late rebound gave Nicolas Batum his second triple-double in five days and this one counted. Nicolas Batum finished with 20 points, a career-high 12 assists and 10 rebounds. After recording his first career triple-double in a loss to the Wizards earlier this week, he said it didnt count because the Blazers lost. I think hell count this one, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said afterward.

Up-and-down night for Crawford: Jamal Crawford, who was a critical piece of the Blazers disappointing 2011-12 season, was up-and-down against his former team Saturday night. Crawford entered the game to a chorus of boos from the Rose Garden in the first quarter and missed his first five field goals. He didnt make his first shot until the 3:13 mark of the second quarter, when he nailed a 9-foot jumper. Crawford was clutch down the stretch, scoring 10 of 14 Clippers points during a critical fourth-quarter run, but his last shot was the most important and it missed. Crawford finished with 19 points on 6 of 15 shooting. Sixteen of his points came in the second half.

Clutch free throws for Hickson: Blazers center JJ Hickson scored the deciding points with 45.2 seconds left in a surprising way: on free throws. Hickson, who entered the game shooting 65.2 percent from the free throw line, made two of two to give the Blazers a 101-100 lead that would stand. Hickson finished the game with 15 points and seven rebounds. He made 3 of 4 free throws.

Best after rest: The Blazers improved to 9-4 when playing with at least two days of rest between games.
Courtesy of: http://www.oregonlive.com



Parker powers Spurs past Suns 108-99 - by Eurobasket News

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- It's easy to see why Tony Parker (188-PG-82) is headed to another All-Star game.

Parker had 31 points and seven assists, and the San Antonio Spurs earned their eighth consecutive win by shutting down the Phoenix Suns in the final quarter for a 108-99 victory on Saturday night.

''He is unbelievable,'' said teammate Manu Ginobili, who had 20 points. ''I cannot say he became a fourth-quarter finisher this year because of how he played last year, especially in the first two months. But he is in that point of his career where he is so confident. He is doing so good that he can relax a little bit in the first half then when we need him, he starts making those jumpers and takes over.''

Tiago Splitter had 13 points and Boris Diaw finished with 11 for San Antonio (36-11), which has won 16 in a row at home.

Michael Beasley had 25 points and Jared Dudley scored 23 for the Suns (15-29), who lost for the first time since coach Lindsey Hunter took over.

''He's their best player,'' Dudley said of Parker. ''He's their best offensive threat. He knows their offense. If they don't have him, I know the Spurs are always good, but they can't win without him.''

Playing without Tim Duncan (sore knee) and coach Gregg Popovich (illness) for a third consecutive game, the Spurs needed a clutch performance from Parker in the fourth and he stepped up again.

Showing no ill effects from a blow to the head by Elton Brand that required three stitches during a 113-107 victory at Dallas on Friday night, Parker had 11 points and five assists as San Antonio outscored Phoenix 27-17 in the fourth, forcing six turnovers in the period. The speedy point guard finished 13 for 17 from the field and only had three turnovers in 34 minutes.

The Spurs turned up their defensive pressure in the final period, forcing three turnovers and three missed shots while building a 96-88 lead with 6:21 remaining. Parker had four points and an assist in the 7-0 run, including racing down the court for a layup after stepping in front of a pass by Markieff Morris.

''Over the last few years it is becoming my team and coach Pop is always challenging me to become the franchise player who closes games and makes good decisions with the ball offensively for myself and my teammates,'' Parker said. ''I always take to heart Pop's challenges.''

San Antonio grabbed control after Ginobili was knocked down by Shannon Brown with 31.4 seconds left in the third, leading to a flagrant foul and an ejection.

Brown struck Ginobili violently across the side of the head as he attempted to recover defensively after getting beat off the dribble. Ginobili also was undercut by Morris almost simultaneously, leading to loud jeers by the crowd. The ejection shocked Brown, who watched mouth agape as the foul was replayed on the video screen.

''I saw a clear path and I thought I was going to go to lay it up and then I felt that hit in the head and I did not know what happened,'' Ginobili said. ''I knew it was a flagrant foul, but I did not see what the player was doing.''

The play invigorated Ginobili, who had two steals and a 3 to bridge the third and fourth quarters and tie the game at 84.

Hunter refused to blame the foul for Phoenix's struggles in the fourth.

''We talk about being a no-excuse organization and that's no excuse,'' he said. ''We're not at that level right now, but I can tell you this, it won't be long before we are.''

Just as it did in Wednesday's 106-102 victory over New Orleans, San Antonio struggled early.

The Spurs missed their first three shots while failing to score in the first 3 minutes. After Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each missed a 3, Parker scored on a layup after Goran Dragic fell while attempting to backpedal defensively.

The basket sparked the Spurs, who made their next 10 attempts in a 22-13 run. Parker scored 10 points during the run, including a layup that put San Antonio up 22-19 with 4 minutes left.

Beasley scored 10 points in the second quarter, including six during an 11-6 surge that put Phoenix ahead 49-48 with 4:21 left in the half.

''They have history,'' Beasley said. ''They just know how to win. The same guys have been here for the last hundred years. They know how to play with each other. They've won titles on top of titles. We've got to be able to take care of the ball, at the very least get a shot.''

NOTES: Duncan has sat out four games this season after missing eight during last year's strike-shortened season. ... Suns F Channing Frye (enlarged heart) remains out indefinitely. Frye has not played this season. ... The Spurs swept the season series against the Suns last season, winning the four games by an average of 8.5 points. ... Phoenix general manager Lance Blanks spent five seasons in San Antonio's front office, ascending to director of scouting before joining the Suns.
Courtesy of: The Associated Press



NM1 Round 18: Souffelweyersheim is upset by Chartres - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Souffel. between second ranked Souffelweyersheim (11-5) and eleventh ranked Chartres (7-9) on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Chartres in a tough game at home 64-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. Souffelweyersheim was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-17 charge of Chartres, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (199-86) who scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Frederic Minet (188-81) who recorded 15 points and 7 assists. Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eleventh position with 7-9 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Quimper. Chartres are looking forward to face higher ranked Quimper UJAP (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Souffelweyersheim will play against Union Rennes and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-61 loss to ninth ranked Rueil (9-7) in Rueil. It was a good game for Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Steven Ricard contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Damien Inglis (203-95) replied with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for CFBB. CFBB's coach Jacques Commeres rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Rueil have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Rueil will play against La Rochelle (#7) on the road in the next round. CFBB will play against Cognac (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Tenth ranked Sorgues won an overtime thriller against higher ranked Quimper UJAP by one point 89-88 on Saturday night. The game took place in Quimper. But the guests from Sorgues were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Ryan Zamroz scored 25 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners. Sorgues' coach Stephane Dao used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Corey Raji with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. Sorgues maintains tenth position with 8-8 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Souffel. Sorgues will meet at home league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quimper UJAP will play against Chartres and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
La Rochelle was defeated by Vichy in a road game 68-58. Challans was beaten by Blois at home 64-70. Rennes lost to St Chamond on the opponent's court 72-83. Monaco managed to outperform Angers BC 49 in a home game 79-72.
The best stats of 18th round was 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks by Jean-Stephane Rinna of St Chamond.


Vichy - La Rochelle 68-58

There was no surprise when 6th ranked La Rochelle (9-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked JA Vichy (12-4) 68-58 on Saturday. Power forward Gregory Lessort (197-85) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) chipped in 11 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Faycal Sahraoui (188-79) with 12 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JA Vichy have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted La Rochelle keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JA Vichy will meet at home Vendee Challans (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. La Rochelle will play against Rueil (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: A.M'Boma 16+2reb, F.Sahraoui 12+5reb+3ast, J.Cole 10+8reb+1ast, D.Sylla 8+2reb+1ast, A.Thomson 5+4reb+1ast, J.Dalmat 3+1ast
Vichy: G.Lessort 15+7reb, B.Thomas 11+2reb+3ast, O.Da Silveira 9+6reb, J.Reynolds 8+3reb+1ast, R.El Amrani 8+4reb+1ast, G.Pons 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 186213


Challans - Blois 64-70

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Blois (9-7) defeated on the road 13th ranked Vendee Challans (5-11) 70-64 on Saturday. Vendee Challans was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 21-10 charge of Blois, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Ivorian swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Blois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Fabien Herard (198-79) with 20 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Samir Mekdad (188-86) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Blois moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the twelfth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Angers BC 49 and St Chamond. Blois will meet Angers BC 49 (#12) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Vendee Challans will play against the league's second-placed JA Vichy and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Challans: F.Herard 20+8reb+2ast, S.Mekdad 14+8reb+3ast, N.Gouacide 12+3reb, J.Rathieuville 6+3reb+6ast, J.Zapha 5+4reb, J.Geay 3+1reb+4ast
Blois: D.Davis 21+6reb, W.Aka 16+7reb+2ast, J.Tornato 12+7reb+1ast, G.Staelens 11+4reb+1ast, K.Morlende 5+3reb+2ast, P.Brochard 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186218


Souffel - Chartres 64-69

The most important game in the last round took place in Souffel. between second ranked Souffelweyersheim (11-5) and eleventh ranked Chartres (7-9) on Saturday night. Souffelweyersheim was defeated by Chartres in a tough game at home 64-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Souffelweyersheim. Souffelweyersheim was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-17 charge of Chartres, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (199-86) who scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Four Chartres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Frederic Minet (188-81) who recorded 15 points and 7 assists and Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eleventh position with 7-9 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Quimper. Chartres are looking forward to face higher ranked Quimper UJAP (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Souffelweyersheim will play against Union Rennes and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 15+8reb, F.Minet 15+3reb+7ast, F.Broliron 10+1reb+3ast, J.Alingue 9+6reb, M.M'Bodji 5+1reb+4ast, J.Cazenobe 4+2reb
Chartres: G.Merie 13+1reb+4ast, A.Barakaou 11+1reb+2ast, G.Lemon 11+4reb+1ast, M.Ipouck 10+9reb, A.Boivin 10+2reb+2ast, V.Mendy 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 186216


St Chamond - Rennes 83-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Saint Chamond and 14th ranked Union Rennes had identical 4-11 record. This time Saint Chamond used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Rennes 83-72 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Chamond. Union Rennes managed to win second period 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saint Chamond made 7 blocks. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 22 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) during the contest. Four Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Omar Sall (195-80) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) scored 22 points. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond (5-11) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Challans. Union Rennes lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes dropped to the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. Saint Chamond will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Union Rennes will play against Souffelweyersheim (#5) in Souffel. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 22+1reb, B.M'Poy 17+4reb+1ast, O.Sall 10+12reb+1ast, O.Lamothe 7+3reb, S.Ben Driss 6+7reb, E.Esneu Doguet 6+1reb+1ast
St Chamond: I.Bankevics 22+2ast, J.Rinna 19+13reb+5ast, T.Pearson 16+6reb, J.Landu-Bongo 10+6reb+2ast, R.Tillon 9+1reb+4ast, E.Sadiku 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 186215


Rueil - CFBB 78-61

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-61 loss to ninth ranked Rueil (9-7) in Rueil. CFBB was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 47-23 second half run of Rueil. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 6 points in third quarter. They outrebounded CFBB 51-28 including a 37-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Steven Ricard (197-90) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Damien Inglis (203-95) replied with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Olivier Yao-Delon (196-95) added 10 points in the effort for CFBB. CFBB's coach Jacques Commeres rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Rueil have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Rueil will play against La Rochelle (#7) on the road in the next round. CFBB will play against Cognac (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 15+6reb+7ast, E.Ory 10+2reb+1ast, O.Yao-Delon 10+3reb, C.Pontens 7+2reb+1ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 6+5reb+1ast, P.Rigot 6+2reb
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 24+12reb+1ast, S.Ricard 16+5reb, A.Desespringalle 12+4reb+1ast, I.Saounera 8+2reb+5ast, G.Mdivani 7+9reb+2ast, K.Gourari 7+8reb+6ast
gschID: 186214


Monaco - Angers BC 49 79-72

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Monaco (9-7) beat at home 12th ranked Angers BC 49 (5-11) 79-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-72. Monaco forced 23 Angers BC 49 turnovers. Guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) with 14 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Algerian point guard Ahmed Fellah (180-81) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Monaco moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Angers BC 49 lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 11 games lost. They share it with St Chamond and Challans. Monaco will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play against Blois (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Fellah 16+3reb+5ast, A.Hill 14+8reb+3ast, L.Gunnarsson 12+5reb+5ast, T.Lonzieme 9+3reb, S.Traore 8+7reb+3ast, E.De Casabianca 5
Monaco: M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 22+3reb, A.Christophe 15+5reb+9ast, O.Bardet 13+5reb, D.Vebobe 13+3reb+1ast, J.Jones 7+7reb, N.Calasan 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186212


Quimper - Sorgues 88-89 OT

Tenth ranked Sorgues won an overtime thriller against higher ranked Quimper UJAP by one point 89-88 on Saturday night. The game took place in Quimper. But the guests from Sorgues were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 8-9. Sorgues made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) scored 25 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Sorgues players scored in double figures. Sorgues' coach Stephane Dao used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds and swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Sorgues maintains tenth position with 8-8 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Souffel. Sorgues will meet at home league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quimper UJAP will play against Chartres and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Quimper: C.Raji 27+17reb+2ast, O.Kolb 14+3reb, F.Thibedore 13+6reb+9ast, B.Doumbe 9+4reb, J.Moupegnou 9+2reb+2ast, W.Molas 7+3reb+1ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 25+3reb+2ast, C.Mansare 16+5reb+3ast, X.Pasut 14+8reb+1ast, A.Thinon 12+1reb+6ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 11+9reb+1ast, T.Albenque 6
gschID: 186211



ProB Round 20: Pau-Lacq-Orthez defeats Denain Voltaire 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 and favorites losing the games.

Sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (5-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-4) on Friday. The visitors from Pau managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected much easier game. Denain Voltaire was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 16-13 charge of Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Mory Correa (204-79, college: Wyoming) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record. Denain Voltaire lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Charleville. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Nantes (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (14-6) against ninth ranked Fos Ouest (11-9) on Friday night. Host Chalons-Reims was defeated by Fos Ouest in Reims 65-53. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The winners were led by American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds and Chris Davis supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. Fos Ouest moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Bourg. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel. Fos Ouest will play against Saint Vallier (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against SPO Rouen (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eighteenth-ranked Bordeaux (2-18) gave a tough game to thirteenth ranked Lille Metropole (8-12) on Friday. Lille Metropole managed to secure only two-point victory 89-87. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Jason Siggers who scored 29 points and 4 steals. Markel Humphrey produced 21 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Lille Metropole moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes. Bordeaux lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Lille Metropole will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round. Bordeaux will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Fourteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (7-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (14-6). The visitors from Antibes managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Tim Blue saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Olympique Antibes will have a break next round. Saint Vallier will play on the road against Fos Ouest (#9).
Tenth ranked JL Bourg (11-9) crushed at home 9th ranked SPO Rouen (10-10) by 21 points 104-83, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. Worth to mention a quality performance of Moses Sonko who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. JL Bourg will face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Chalons-Reims (#4).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: Charleville was destroyed by Maurienne on the opponent's court 104-83. Le Portel managed to outperform Hyeres-Toulon in a home game 85-73. St Quentin managed to beat Nantes on the road 81-70. Evreux defeated Boulogne on its own court 86-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists by Clevin Hannah of Evreux.


St Vallier - Antibes 70-71

Fourteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (7-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (14-6). The visitors from Antibes managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Saint Vallier was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 17-13 charge of Olympique Antibes, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) contributed with 10 points for the winners. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists and Florent Tortosa (196-89) added 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Saint Vallier. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Olympique Antibes will have a break next round. Saint Vallier will play on the road against Fos Ouest (#9).
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 19+13reb+2ast, S.Essart 12+1ast, M.Badiane 10+4reb+2ast, R.Desroses 10+3reb+3ast, A.Hilliard 9+3reb+2ast, G.Yango 4+5reb+1ast
St Vallier: H.Disy 14+1reb+1ast, E.Craven 14+9reb+10ast, F.Tortosa 13+6reb+5ast, D.Diarra 11+5reb, J.Hoyaux 10+2reb+1ast, C.Rouse 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 179409


Bourg - Rouen 104-83

Tenth ranked JL Bourg (11-9) crushed at home 9th ranked SPO Rouen (10-10) by 21 points 104-83, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when JL Bourg's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-15 extending their advantage to 21 points. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. JL Bourg shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds and Philippe Braud (194-85) who added 22 points during the contest. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) responded with 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) scored 18 points. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. JL Bourg will face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Chalons-Reims (#4).
Top scorers:
Bourg: M.Sonko 27+8reb+3ast, P.Braud 22+2reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 14+7reb, J.Forte 13+3reb+5ast, J.Delhomme 8+2reb+5ast, D.Monds 8
Rouen: T.Wesley 21+2reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 18+2reb+1ast, O.Bassett 14+3reb+2ast, W.McKines 10+3reb, M.Diarra 9+6reb+1ast, M.Courby 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 179407


Maurienne - Charleville 104-83

Very expected game in Aix-les-Bains where 17th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-15) was crushed by seventh ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-9) 104-83 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Charleville-Mezieres was better in second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77) who added 23 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aix-Maurienne maintains seventh position with 11-9 record, which they share with Fos Ouest and Bourg. Charleville-Mezieres lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Denain Voltaire (#16) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against JL Bourg.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 29+7reb+3ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 23+3reb+4ast, W.Chism 11+5reb+1ast, E.Bing 10+11reb+1ast, T.Yvrande 10+4reb+2ast, J.Leria 6+1ast
Charleville: V.Pridotkas 22+6reb+4ast, P.Sanders 15+6reb, T.Toney 13+6reb+4ast, D.Pistre 11+1reb+4ast, F.Calvez 9+1reb+3ast, F.Bourdillon 5+1reb
gschID: 179411


Le Portel - Hyeres-Toulon 85-73

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Le Portel (14-6) defeated at home 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (7-13) 85-73 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Benoit Mangin (198-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who added 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Axel Julien (185-92) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Antibes and Chalons-Reims. Loser Hyeres-Toulon dropped to the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Le Portel will face bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Lille Metropole (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 21+5reb, D.Wilson 13+6reb+3ast, B.Mangin 13+4reb+13ast, R.Taylor 11+3reb+4ast, M.Bigote 10+2reb+3ast, A.Charles 10+2reb+4ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Dials 21+2reb, A.Julien 13+5reb+8ast, R.Wright 12+3reb+5ast, L.Sane 11+3reb+1ast, J.Newson 10+14reb+3ast, B.Niang 6+1ast
gschID: 179410


Denain - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 63-65

Sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (5-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-4) on Friday. The visitors from Pau managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected much easier game. Denain Voltaire was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 16-13 charge of Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Mory Correa (204-79, college: Wyoming) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record. Denain Voltaire lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Charleville. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Nantes (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: D.Denave 18+9reb+3ast, M.Correa 13+8reb, B.Boddicker 12+5reb, A.Mendy 11+3reb, R.Lesca 5+2ast, I.Ordin 2+2reb+3ast
Denain: J.Flowers 14+9reb, M.Kitts 13+17reb+1ast, C.Cairo 10+5reb+1ast, L.Humphrey 8+2reb+2ast, V.Ateba 7+5reb+3ast, R.Lopez 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 179408


Nantes - St Quentin 70-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Nantes' (8-12) home loss to eleventh ranked Saint-Quentin (10-10) 70-81 on Friday. Saint-Quentin made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Olivier Romain (182-88) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 4 assists and power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) scored 13 points. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Rouen. Loser Nantes keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: O.Romain 29+3reb+4ast, J.Lesieu 16+10reb+3ast, L.Simmons 10+7reb+2ast, J.Ball 9+1reb, D.Williams 7+5reb+1ast, A.Saaka 5+2reb+1ast
Nantes: L.Corbett 13+3ast, J.Mathis 13+7reb+4ast, C.Ferchaud 9+2reb+1ast, E.Mendy 8+5reb+1ast, W.Soliman 7+1reb, T.Henry 7+4reb
gschID: 179406


Evreux - Boulogne 86-71

Everything went according to plan when second ranked ALM Evreux (15-5) beat at home 6th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-8) 86-71 on Friday. ALM Evreux made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. ALM Evreux outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 52-32 including a 37-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ALM Evreux made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) who added 18 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks during the contest. ALM Evreux's coach Remy Valin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists and forward Abdoulaye Loum (210-91) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALM Evreux have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-5 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. ALM Evreux will face bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint-Quentin (#11).
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Hannah 28+7reb+10ast, S.Ho You Fat 18+16reb+1ast, J.Wood 12+9reb+2ast, D.Reed 12+10reb+1ast, G.Florimont 5+5reb, G.Costentin 4+4reb+2ast
Boulogne: K.Cunningham 14+2reb, A.Rowland 11+2reb+10ast, A.Loum 10+12reb, J.Rousselle 10+5ast, Z.Bah 9+4reb+3ast, M.Var 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179405


Chalons-Reims - Fos Ouest 53-65

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (14-6) against ninth ranked Fos Ouest (11-9) on Friday night. Host Chalons-Reims was defeated by Fos Ouest in Reims 65-53. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The game was mostly controlled by Fos Ouest. Chalons-Reims was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fos Ouest forced 22 Chalons-Reims turnovers. The winners were led by American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) added 11 points for the hosts. Fos Ouest moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Bourg. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel. Fos Ouest will play against Saint Vallier (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against SPO Rouen (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 22+7reb+3ast, C.Davis 20+5reb, M.Hachad 10+6reb+2ast, T.Ramassamy 5+6reb, A.Toto N'Kote 3+2reb+1ast, K.Atamna 3+2reb
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 20+11reb, A.Tsagarakis 11+2reb+2ast, B.Mullins 8+3reb+3ast, T.Johnson 5+5reb+3ast, K.Joss-Rauze 3, K.Corre 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179404


Lille - Bordeaux 89-87 OT

Eighteenth-ranked Bordeaux (2-18) gave a tough game to thirteenth ranked Lille Metropole (8-12) on Friday. Lille Metropole managed to secure only two-point victory 89-87. However their fans expected much easier game. Bordeaux trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 25-9 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 12-14. The best player for the winners was American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who scored 29 points and 4 steals. The other American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Five Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes. Bordeaux lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Lille Metropole will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round. Bordeaux will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 29+4reb+1ast, S.Smith 15+6reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 11+3ast, M.Tensorer 10+2reb+3ast, L.Akono 9+1reb+4ast, N.Taccoen 6+7reb+3ast
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 21+9reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 18+2reb+6ast, M.Guichard 15+5reb+3ast, N.Wyatte 14+9reb+2ast, R.Chery 10+3reb, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 179403



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Rabotnicki adds Goldwire to their roster, ex C.de Latte BRE - by Eurobasket News

KK Fersped-Rabotnicki Skopje (Prva Liga) added to their roster 28-year old American point guard Leemire Goldwire (182-88kg-85, college: Charlotte, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Centrale del Latte Brescia in Italian Lega2. In 32 games last year he recorded 14.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 2.2spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Sioux Falls Skyforce in D-League. In 12 games that year he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg (top 3) and 1.6spg.
In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Goldwire was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (52nd overall).
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2008 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Goldwire won Bulgarian League championship title in 2009. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Bulgarian League All-Defensive Team back in 2009.
Goldwire has played also professionally in Greece (Egaleo) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academik).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic PG, who is quick and powerful despite limited size. Can earn lots of fouls in the paint, knows how to score and has a good shooting percentage. Good personality, he leads well his team, improving the performance of all the teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Mohammed Abukar is a newcomer at Rabotnicki, ex Lukoil Academik - by Eurobasket News

KK Fersped-Rabotnicki Skopje (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He played at Lukoil Academik in Bulgarian NBL league. In 7 games this season he recorded 14.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Abukar also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 1 game in Euroleague where he had 5 points and 2 rebounds. The last season Abukar played at Lugano Tigers (LNA) in Swiss league. In 32 games last year he was the best scorer with impressive 20.3ppg and recorded 5.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
In 2008 (a year after he left the college) Abukar was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in second round (17th overall).
The former San Diego State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Abukar received Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year award in 2011.
He was a member of USA U18 National Team back in 2002.
Abukar has played also professionally in Holland (ABC Amsterdam), Italy (Cantu) and D-League (Idaho Stampede).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A quick and agile forward, with good fundametals, who can score well from inside and ouitside the paint. Has a good shooting range, runs very well the court for a player of his size.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 26: ALBA - LTi 46ers 83-69
Jan. 26: Walter Tigers - Neckar L'burg 56-68
Jan. 26: MBC - Brose Bask. 56-58
Jan. 26: Bayreuth - Phoenix Hagen 103-96
Jan. 27: Ratiopharm - B.Muenchen
Jan. 27: NY Phantoms - EWE Baskets
Jan. 27: Fraport SKY - Art.Dragons
Jan. 27: TBB Trier - s.Oliver Baskets
Jan. 27: Bremerhaven - Telekom Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. White, Phoenix17.1 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.8 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.1 
 4. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.5 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.15.3 
 7. Thompson, ALBA15.2 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.13.9 
 9. Redding, Walter T.13.7 
 10. Anderson, s.Oliv.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport6.8 
 5. King, Art.Dragons6.7 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 7. Boateng, NY Phant.6.6 
 8. Ford, Brose Bask.6.5 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.5 
 10. McGhee, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.3 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.9 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 4. White, Phoenix4.2 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.3.9 
 6. Redding, Walter T.3.8 
 7. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.7 
 8. Wood, ALBA3.7 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.6 
 10. Taylor, Neckar L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 4. White, Phoenix1.7 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 7. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 8. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 10. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.7 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.4 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 10. Boateng, NY Phan.0.9 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 26: Gotha - Cuxhaven 94-85
Jan. 26: NBC - ETB Wohnbau 91-72
Jan. 26: Karlsruhe - Vechta 87-94
Jan. 26: Finke Baskets - Kirchheim 85-87
Jan. 26: Chemnitz - Jena 85-78
Jan. 26: Goettingen - Crailsheim 68-74
Jan. 27: Duesseldorf - Ehingen
Jan. 27: 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, Cuxhaven20.1 
 3. Williams, Vechta18.3 
 4. Calvin, Ehingen16.6 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.5 
 6. Barker, Jena16.3 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.3 
 8. White, Heidelberg16.2 
 9. Griffin, Gotha16.1 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.5 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.4 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 5. Calvin, Ehingen7.9 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.7 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.4 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.1 
 9. Thompson, NBC6.9 
 10. Livas, Goettingen6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Williams, Vechta7.7 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.3 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.2 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.9 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen4.9 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Barth, Heidelberg4.4 
 9. Barker, Jena4.4 
 10. Jeka, Jena4.3 
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. Bynum, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.5 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Harris, Goettingen1.3 
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. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 6. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.0.9 
 8. Madrich, Vechta0.9 
 9. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 15-1 
 2. Rist Wedel 12-4 
 3. Herten Lions 11-5 
 4. Oldenburg 8-7 
 5. BSW Sixers 7-9 
 6. Recklinghausen 7-9 
 7. Hannover 7-9 
 8. SU Medien 6-10 
 9. Wulfen 6-10 
 10. Dorsten 6-10 
 11. MTV Wolfenbuettel 6-10 
 12. Stahnsdorf 4-11 
Group South
 1. Dragons 14-2 
 2. Noerdlingen 10-6 
 3. Weissenhorn 9-6 
 4. Fraport SKY II 9-7 
 5. Bayer Giants 9-7 
 6. Langen 9-7 
 7. Licher Baeren 8-8 
 8. Leitershofen 7-9 
 9. Hanau 7-9 
 10. Dresden 6-9 
 11. Konstanz 4-12 
 12. TSV Troester 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 26: Recklinghausen - Wulfen 79-84
Jan. 26: BSW Sixers - Herten Lions 79-78
Jan. 26: Schwelm - SU Medien 75-72
Jan. 26: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Rist Wedel 75-69
Jan. 26: Hannover - Dorsten 100-63
Jan. 27: Oldenburg - Stahnsdorf

South

Jan. 26: Noerdlingen - Konstanz 88-66
Jan. 26: Licher Baeren - Langen 84-63
Jan. 26: Hanau - TSV Troester 83-73
Jan. 26: Fraport SKY II - Dragons 73-64
Jan. 26: Bayer Giants - Leitershofen 103-88
Jan. 27: Dresden - Weissenhorn


Brian Harper (TBB Trier) We Just Have To Continue To Stay Together And Be Hungry - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

You recently played in your first Beko BBL Allstar game. How did you like the experience and meeting what player was the coolist experience for you?

It was a great experience I had a blast ! It was fun hanging out with all the other guys.

Canadian dunker Justin Darlington won the slam dunk contest. Was he in another class or could one of the Beko BBL dunkers have beat him on a better day?

Justin is a great athlete and dunker but I think the other guys would have my head if I said none of us could compete with him on any given day...lol.

What is your opinion of fans voting the MVP even if another player might have actually played better?

The Allstar Game is for the fans I understand why the league has the voting system in place.

TBB Trier last played on January ninth. Was the long rest for the team more beneficial or could the long layoff hurt the team rhythm?

It's always good when you get a chance to rest your body during the season so I think it helped us. We also understand that rhythm is very important so we have been working hard in practice to make sure that we are ready come game time!


The next game is against the s.Oliver baskets Wurzburg. You beat them on the road 69-62. What do you remember most from that game?

That they are a very talented team and they play real hard. It should be a real good game.


TBB Trier hasnt scored more than 80 points this season. What adjustments does the team need to make for the second half of the season?

We just have to continue to play together and stay hungry. If we can hold the other teams to less than 79 points the second half of the season we will have no problem with scoring 80.


Were you surprised that the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens made the Superbowl?

Very, but both teams have played extremely well and deserve to be there !

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Good Fellas.

Thanks Brian for the chat




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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 26: Apollon Patras - Ikaros 95-75
Jan. 26: AGOR - Kolossos 82-73
Jan. 26: Panelefsiniakos - Peristeri GS 75-62
Jan. 28: Panathinaikos - Aris
Jan. 27: Ilysiakos - Kavala
Jan. 27: Panionios - KAOD
Jan. 27: PAOK - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 2. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.4 
 4. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.0 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 6. Printezis, Olympia.15.2 
 7. McCollum, Apollo.14.8 
 8. McGrath, PA.14.4 
 9. Gibson, Ikaros14.4 
 10. Grant, Apollon13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Palmer, KAOD9.0 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.6 
 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.6.1 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.1 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.5 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos3.6 
 8. McGrath, PA.3.5 
 9. Pappas, Panionios3.4 
 10. Papadopoulos, PA.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.1 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. Petway, AGOR1.6 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.6 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.5 
 10. McCollum, Apollo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Coleman, Kavala1.8 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.0 
 8. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 9. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 26: Filathlitikos - Ikaroi Serron 96-73
Jan. 26: OFI - Koroivos 84-90
Jan. 26: Irakleio - Pagrati 84-78
Jan. 26: Niki Volou - Doxa Lefkadas 78-56
Jan. 26: Lavrio - Trikalla 76-72
Jan. 26: Arkadikos - Ermis Lagkada 71-60
Jan. 26: Agia Paraskevis - Nea Kifisia 68-74


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.3 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.2 
 3. Giannakopoul., Lav.19.1 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.6 
 5. Kitsoulis, OFI18.0 
 6. Vranjes, Pagrati17.5 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.16.7 
 8. Simeonidis, Ikaroi16.1 
 9. Adetokoubo, Filath.15.3 
 10. Gizogiannis, Arka.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Giorgos ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
  Ermis L.
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.6 
 2. Noeas, Koroivos8.5 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.8.1 
 4. Manousos, Doxa L.7.9 
 5. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.7 
 6. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.4 
 7. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 8. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 9. Charismidis, Trika.7.1 
 10. Sklavos, Pagrati6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos GIKAS
  Filathlitikos
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.8 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.7 
 3. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.4 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.2 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.9 
 7. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.9 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 9. Govas, Arkadikos3.5 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.4 
 2. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.2 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.9 
 6. Psileas, Agia P.1.9 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.8 
 8. Onasoglou, Ermis L.1.7 
 9. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.7 
 10. Saloustros, Filat.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.1 
 3. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.9 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.9 
 5. Pelkic, Irakleio0.8 
 6. Papachristos, Trik.0.8 
 7. Perakis, Lavrio0.7 
 8. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.7 
 9. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.7 
 10. Nikoloudis, Ikaro.0.7 


PAOK goes for the replacement of Hatcher - by Giorgos Diploidis

Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, college: Miami, OH) the previous days broke his left arm and he will stay away from courts from 4 to 6 weeks. The team of PAOK will cannot stay for such a long time without another solution in the places of guards. That's why they already started the search to find a player who will be able to help the team instead of Hatcher.

For the big game of Sunday against Olympiacos the coach of the club Soulis Markopoulos will not have also the forward of the team Evaggelis Margaritis (200-F/C-82) because of the problem in his leg which is expected to leave him out from courts for about two weeks.

This injury leaves behind for a while the possibility of signing Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos (205-SF-92) who the last days is with the rest of the team.





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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Leiden 18-4 
 2. Den Bosch 18-4 
 3. Groningen 15-7 
 4. M.Magixx 12-10 
 5. Den Helder K. 12-11 
 6. Leeuwarden 11-10 
 7. Zwolle 11-11 
 8. Weert 8-13 
 9. Rotterdam 2-19 
 10. Amsterdam 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 26: Den Helder K. - Amsterdam 88-66
Jan. 26: Rotterdam - M.Magixx 82-72
Jan. 26: Leiden - Den Bosch 80-70
Jan. 27: Groningen - Weert
Jan. 27: Zwolle - Leeuwarden



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Adriatic League: Szolnoki surprise Split in Croatia - by Eurobasket News

Split - Szolnoki 62:70

Szolnoki celebrated a rare Adriatic League win this season. They upset Split in Croatia to improve at 5-14 record. James Florence (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mercer) was pivotal for the Hungarian side scoring 24 points.
The Hungarian team stated their ambitions in the first term scoring 27 points and earning a 2-point lead. Split adjusted defensively in the second period. The Croats limited Szolnoki to just 12 points in the quarter to surge ahead for a 40:39 halftime lead. But the visitors regained the advantage in the third period. Szolnoki pulled ahead for a narrow 56:54 advantage with one quarter remaining. Szolnoki went on a 6:1 run late in regulation to make it 68:60. They hung on to the lead in the dying seconds to clinch victory. Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) delivered 14 points, while Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed 9 points for the Hungarian team. Ivan Mimica (190-G-80) answered with 18 points for Split. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) and Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) chipped in 8 points each for the hosts.

Split: Ivan Mimica 18, Vedran Vukusic 8, Nikola Vujcic 8
Szolnoki: James Florence 24, Rashad Bell 14, Marton Bader 9



Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano lands Michael Fey, ex Falco-Szova - by Eurobasket News

Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano (BJ League) tabbed 30-year old American power forward Michael Fey (213-116kg-83, college: UCLA). He played recently at Falco-Szova in Hungarian A Division. Fey managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 A Division games this season he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. The last summer he played at Bucaneros (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 5 games he had 9.4ppg and 5.4rpg. Fey also played 3 games in Liga Americas where he had 8.3ppg and 7.7rpg. He also played at Kaposvari (A Division) in Hungary earlier that season. In 15 games last season he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 9.1rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (10-11) season Fey played at Kyoto Hannaryz. In 43 BJ League games that year he had 9.2ppg and 6.1rpg.
His college team won Pac-10 Tournament in 2006.
Fey is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in China, Jordan (Zain), Poland (Stal Ostrow), Qatar (Al Rayyan), United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
Fey attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Lets have closer look into His outlook: True post player who has a soft touch around the basket. Has a consistent left handed jump hook. Can hit the open 20 foot jumper, run the floor very well.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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ASEAN League: Warriors escape with road win over Dragons - by Eurobasket News

KL Dragons - Indonesia Warriors 72:79

Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Georgia) scored 23 points and pulled down 13 boards to pace the Indonesia Warriors to a road win over KL Dragons tonight. The victory propelled the Warriors at 2-2 record in the ASEAN League ladder. They caught up with the Dragons in the standings.
KL Dragons got to a slightly better start. They secured a 22:17 lead after ten minutes of action. The Malaysian team extended the lead in the second term. The Dragons posted a 45:36 halftime advantage. The Warriors however turned the tables in the third term. They exploded with 30 points in the period to surge ahead. The visiting side accumulated a 66:58 lead heading into the final term. The hosts answered with just 14 points in the fourth quarter and could not avoid the loss at the end. Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) delivered 12 points and 12 boards, while John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) netted 10 points for the Warriors. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) finished with 20 points and 11 boards for the Dragons. Shee Fai Loh (192-G/F-89) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

KL Dragons: Gavin Edwards 20+11 boards, Shee Fai Loh 14


Indonesia Warriors: Chris Daniels 23+13 boards, Steve Thomas 12+12 boards, John Smith 10



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Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash receive Italian National Team jerseys - by Gianni Pascucci

(By Eric Pincus - Los Angeles Times) Kobe Bryant (6'6''-SG-78) was presented with an official jersey from the Italian National Basketball team after the Lakers' 102-84 victory over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. Giancarlo Migliola, press officer of the Italian Basketbakk Federation (FIP), gave Bryant the jersey after the game. The No. 18 didn't have specific significance but it read "Kobe" on the back.
Bryant spent many of his formative years in Italy as his father, Joe Bryant , played overseas. The Lakers All-Star guard could be heard yelling, "Forza, Italia!" as he walked away after the presentation, which translates to "Let's go, Italy!"
Witnessing the exchange was Steve Nash (6'3''-PG-74, college: Santa Clara), who met with Migliola and was presented with a jersey as well (without a number or name). Bryant has hinted in the past that he'd consider playing in Italy after he retires from the NBA.



DNB: Costone Siena inks Roberto Chiacig - by Armando Caporaso

A big man to raise the team after a first part of the season not exciting! Presented by the president Patrizia Morbidi, Roberto Chiacig (210-C-74) (aka 'Ghiaccio') is back in Siena but not with the Montepaschi and for the first time in his career he will address an adventure in a not professional league. A lot of experience for the Costone that for now occupies the last place in the group B with only 3 wins in 17 games. Chiacig started his season with Biella (after a short period during the preseason with Milano) but he played just 5 games with 6.0 mpg and a total of 8 points. Now we talk of his very long career: grown with the Benetton Treviso, he played (in Italy) in order with Padova, Fortitudo Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Montecatini, Siena, Roma, Virtus Bologna, Scafati returning to Reggio in the last 2 seasons while he had also experiences out of the country in Greece (AEK Athens) and Spain (Valencia). Between LegaA1 and LegaA2 he played almost 600 games arguing his best seasons with the Montepaschi Siena in 2000/01 (14.3 ppg and 11.2 rpg capturing also 26 rebounds in a single game) and 2001/02 (14.9 ppg and 9.1 rpg). Moreover he played almost 100 games in Euroleague with Siena, V.Bologna and Roma and 185 official games with the Italian national team. In his palmares there are 1 Italian Championship (2003/04 with Siena), 1 Italian league cup (1998 with Fortitudo), 2 Italian supercup (1998 and 2004 with respectively Fortitudo and Siena), 1 Saporta cup (2001/02 again with Siena) and 1 Eurochallenge with the Virtus Bologna (2008/09) while with the national team 3 important medals: gold and bronze medal during the European Championships of France (1999) and Sweden (2003) and the silver medal in the Olympic game of Athens 2004!


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Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 21-4 
 2. Toyota Alvark 20-5 
 3. Panasonic T. 14-11 
 4. Hitachi SR 14-11 
 5. Toshiba BT 13-12 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 8-17 
 7. Tochigi Brex 7-18 
 8. Hokkaido L. 3-22 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 26: Tochigi Brex - Mitsubishi DD 88-86
Jan. 26: Toshiba BT - Hokkaido L. 87-80
Jan. 26: Aishin SH - Panasonic T. 82-67
Jan. 26: Hitachi SR - Toyota Alvark 68-75
Jan. 27: Tochigi Brex - Mitsubishi DD
Jan. 27: Hitachi SR - Toyota Alvark
Jan. 27: Toshiba BT - Hokkaido L.
Jan. 27: Aishin SH - Panasonic T.


Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Niigata Albirex 21-7 
 2. Iwate Big Bulls 20-7 
 3. Yokohama BC 20-8 
 4. Toyama Grouses 17-10 
 5. Akita NH 14-11 
 6. Chiba Jets 13-12 
 7. Shinshu BW 13-14 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 11-16 
 9. Sendai 89ers 8-16 
 10. Gunma 5-22 
 11. Saitama Bron. 3-22 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 20-5 
 2. Hamamatsu P. 20-9 
 3. Shimane SM 17-10 
 4. Fukuoka Rizing 17-10 
 5. Shiga L-Stars 16-11 
 6. Kyoto Hannar. 14-13 
 7. Takamatsu FA 10-17 
 8. Oita H.Devils 10-17 
 9. Osaka Evessa 6-19 
 10. Miyazaki SS 4-23 

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 26: Fukuoka Rizing - Kyoto Hannar. 95-71
Jan. 26: Shimane SM - Hamamatsu P. 89-93
Jan. 26: Oita H.Devils - Takamatsu FA 88-79
Jan. 26: Osaka Evessa - Miyazaki SS 83-73
Jan. 26: Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 83-100
Jan. 26: Shiga L-Stars - Okinawa GK 80-69
Jan. 26: Sendai 89ers - Tokyo Cinq R. 78-96
Jan. 26: Shinshu BW - Chiba Jets 75-91
Jan. 26: Gunma - Toyama Grouses 72-78
Jan. 26: Akita NH - Iwate Big Bulls 53-73


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dominique KELLER
  Miyazaki.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Keller, Miyazaki.21.3 
 2. Chandler, Chiba J.20.9 
 3. Burns, Yokohama BC20.8 
 4. Woods, Miyazaki SS20.3 
 5. Jones, Tokyo C.19.8 
 6. Parker, Shimane SM19.8 
 7. Werner, Chiba Jets19.6 
 8. Kennedy, Yokohama.18.1 
 9. Thomas, Hamamats.17.7 
 10. Woodbury, Okina.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.8 
 2. White, Oita H.13.5 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka12.4 
 4. Willard, Sendai 89.12.2 
 5. Bell, Osaka Evessa11.7 
 6. Cox, Osaka Evessa10.9 
 7. Sato, Tokyo Cinq10.9 
 8. Werner, Chiba Jets10.8 
 9. Parker, Shimane SM10.1 
 10. Blackledge, Iwate9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Takehiko SHIMURA
  Sendai
  (160-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Shimura, Sendai6.1 
 2. Galloway, Hamamats.5.9 
 3. Namizato, Okina.5.8 
 4. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.7 
 5. Burns, Yokohama BC4.9 
 6. Harris, Akita NH4.4 
 7. Tomori, Gunma4.0 
 8. Takushi, Oita H.3.6 
 9. Orr, Saitama Bron.3.6 
 10. Lyons, Takamats.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Draelon BURNS
  Yokohama BC
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Burns, Yokohama BC2.3 
 2. Masato, Iwate B.2.3 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.1 
 4. Bell, Chiba Jets2.0 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.2.0 
 6. Yamauchi, Okina.1.9 
 7. Bell, Osaka Evessa1.9 
 8. Woods, Miyazaki SS1.8 
 9. Parker, Shimane SM1.8 
 10. Lyons, Takamats.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.6 
 2. Blackledge, Iwate3.0 
 3. Marshall, Shins.2.0 
 4. Carter, Tokyo C.1.7 
 5. Fairley, Miyazaki.1.7 
 6. Newton, Okinawa GK1.5 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.1.5 
 8. Williams, Takamats.1.5 
 9. Parker, Shimane SM1.5 
 10. Bell, Osaka Eves.1.4 


Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano lands Michael Fey, ex Falco-Szova - by Eurobasket News

Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano (BJ League) tabbed 30-year old American power forward Michael Fey (213-116kg-83, college: UCLA). He played recently at Falco-Szova in Hungarian A Division. Fey managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 A Division games this season he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. The last summer he played at Bucaneros (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 5 games he had 9.4ppg and 5.4rpg. Fey also played 3 games in Liga Americas where he had 8.3ppg and 7.7rpg. He also played at Kaposvari (A Division) in Hungary earlier that season. In 15 games last season he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 9.1rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (10-11) season Fey played at Kyoto Hannaryz. In 43 BJ League games that year he had 9.2ppg and 6.1rpg.
His college team won Pac-10 Tournament in 2006.
Fey is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in China, Jordan (Zain), Poland (Stal Ostrow), Qatar (Al Rayyan), United Arab Emirates (Al Shabab) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
Fey attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Lets have closer look into His outlook: True post player who has a soft touch around the basket. Has a consistent left handed jump hook. Can hit the open 20 foot jumper, run the floor very well.

By Eurobasket Data Center



BJ League Round 29: Leader Okinawa GK loses to Shiga L-Stars - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Okinawa GK (20-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Shiga L-Stars 80-69. Okinawa GK was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Shiga L-Stars had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Shinya Ogawa (183-83) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Shiga L-Stars' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Shiga L-Stars maintains fifth place with 16-11 record. Okinawa GK at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Shiga L-Stars are again looking forward to face league's leader Okinawa GK at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okinawa GK will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Shimane. Second ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix faced 3rd placed Shimane Magic. Guests from Mikawa (20-9) defeated host Shimane Magic (17-10) 93-89. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Wendell White contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for Shimane Magic. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hamamatsu Phoenix have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-9 record behind leader Okinawa GK. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. They share it with Fukuoka Rizing and Toyama Grouses. Hamamatsu Phoenix will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shimane Magic will play again at home against the league's second-placed Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Niigata Albirex delivered the twentieth first victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-22) 100-83. Chris Holm stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. John Humphrey responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Niigata Albirex. They maintain first place with 21-7 record. Saitama Broncos lost their third game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 22 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Saitama Broncos will play again against the league's leader Niigata Albirex (#1) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Akita supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Iwate Big Bulls (20-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Akita Happinets (14-11). Iwate Big Bulls did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 73-53. Reggie Okosa nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Iwate Big Bulls moved-up to second place. Akita Happinets lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Akita Happinets will play again at home against the league's second-placed Iwate Big Bulls (#2).
The game in Oita was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Takamatsu FA (10-17) played at the court of eighth ranked Oita Heat Devils (10-17). Oita Heat Devils managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was P.J. Alawoya who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Oita Heat Devils moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Takamatsu FA. Oita Heat Devils will face again Takamatsu FA (#7) at home in the next round.

Other games of round 29 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Chiba Jets defeated Shinshu BW in a road game 91-75. Sendai 89ers was beaten by Tokyo Cinq R. at home 78-96. Kyoto Hannar. were destroyed by Fukuoka Rizing on the opponent's court 95-71. Osaka Evessa managed to outperform Miyazaki SS in a home game 83-73. Toyama Grouses managed to beat Gunma on the road 78-72.


Shinshu BW - Chiba Jets 75-91

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Nagano where 6th ranked Shinshu BW (13-14) was defeated by seventh ranked Chiba Jets (13-12) 91-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chiba Jets. Shinshu BW was better in fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chiba Jets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) who scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Chiba Jets' coach Shinji Tomiyama used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Michael Fey (213-83, college: UCLA) added 16 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Chiba Jets. They moved-up to sixth place. Shinshu BW lost their seventh game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Chiba Jets will have a break next round. Shinshu BW will play again at home against Chiba Jets (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: J.Green 21+5reb+1ast, M.Fey 16+11reb, E.Morris 11+7reb, T.Saito 11+5reb+5ast, S.Yosuke 6+1ast, T.Goya 5+2reb+2ast
Chiba Jets: J.Werner 24+6reb+2ast, M.Chandler 23+7reb+4ast, T.Ishida 12+1ast, D.Bell 8+5reb+2ast, T.Kensuke 8+9ast, R.Itakura 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200600


Akita NH - Iwate Big Bulls 53-73

The game in Akita supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Iwate Big Bulls (20-7) played at the court of 5th ranked Akita Happinets (14-11). Iwate Big Bulls did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 73-53. The game was mostly controlled by Iwate Big Bulls. Akita Happinets was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Iwate Big Bulls had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: Top Notch Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Top Notch Sports) accounted for 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 blocks. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American power forward Anthony Kent (208-83, college: Ball St., agency: Top Notch Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Akita Happinets in the defeat. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Iwate Big Bulls moved-up to second place. Akita Happinets lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Akita Happinets will play again at home against the league's second-placed Iwate Big Bulls (#2).
Top scorers:
Akita NH: M.Brown 13+6reb+3ast, A.Kent 13+14reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 7+6reb, K.Shoji 6+1ast, Y.Kikuchi 5+1reb, D.Harris 5+3reb
Iwate Big Bulls: R.Okosa 16+12reb+3ast, C.Dixon 14+8reb+3ast, L.Blackledge 14+9reb+2ast, N.Nakamura 9+2reb, T.Masato 9+2reb+2ast, K.Takahashi 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 200598


Sendai 89ers - Tokyo Cinq R. 78-96

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Tokyo Cinq R.'s (11-16) road victory over 9th ranked Sendai 89ers (8-16) 96-78 on Saturday. Strangely Sendai 89ers outrebounded Tokyo Cinq R. 46-34 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Tokyo Cinq R. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tokyo Cinq R. made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) chipped in 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. American forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) added 8 points and 17 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains eighth place with 11-16 record. Sendai 89ers lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 16 games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will have a break next round. Sendai 89ers will play again at home against Tokyo Cinq R. (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: T.Cummings 32+14reb, S.Coleman 17+7reb+1ast, T.Shimura 10+1reb+12ast, S.Willard 8+17reb+3ast, T.Komoda 7+3reb+1ast, D.Takaoka 4+2reb+1ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: C.Aoki 20+3reb+3ast, H.Takada 18+8ast, R.Barrett 18+3reb+4ast, J.Jones 16+8reb+4ast, K.Sato 9+9reb+2ast, C.Sasaki 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 200599


Oita H.Devils - Takamatsu FA 88-79

The game in Oita was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Takamatsu FA (10-17) played at the court of eighth ranked Oita Heat Devils (10-17). Oita Heat Devils managed to secure a 9-point victory 88-79 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-79. Oita Heat Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American forward P.J. Alawoya (203-88, college: McNeese St.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Alawoya is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. point guard Masaaki Suzuki (176-87) produced 23 points and American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Oita Heat Devils moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Takamatsu FA. Oita Heat Devils will face again Takamatsu FA (#7) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: M.Suzuki 23+4reb+3ast, D.Lyons 15+7reb+4ast, P.Williams 13+7reb+5ast, B.Penn 9+2reb, H.Kikuchi 8, D.Tamura 7
Oita H.Devils: P.Alawoya 22+12reb, T.Shimizu 20+7reb+5ast, K.Hatano 15+3reb+7ast, C.Tate 13+6reb+5ast, I.Kersulyte 10+4reb+3ast, M.Ohara 7+3ast
gschID: 200607


Fukuoka Rizing - Kyoto Hannar. 95-71

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Kyoto Hannar. (14-13) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (17-10) 95-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Fukuoka Rizing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Fukuoka Rizing outrebounded Kyoto Hannar. 39-28 including 33 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Five Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Atsushi Kanazawa felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Masaharu Kataoka (190-85) added 21 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for the guests. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to third place, which they share with Toyama Grouses and Shimane SM. Loser Kyoto Hannar. keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face again Kyoto Hannar. (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Kataoka 21+3reb+1ast, M.Cousin 19+10reb+1ast, Y.Okada 9+1reb+3ast, L.Pomare 8+8reb+2ast, T.Murakami 8+2reb+4ast, J.Boyette 4+3reb+2ast
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Nakanishi 17+3reb+2ast, J.Peppers 17+10reb+2ast, S.Ishitani 16, R.Warren 15+10reb+1ast, M.Kano 11+3reb+2ast, A.Takeno 10+1reb+3ast
gschID: 200606


Shimane SM - Hamamatsu P. 89-93

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Shimane. Second ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix faced 3rd placed Shimane Magic. Guests from Mikawa (20-9) defeated host Shimane Magic (17-10) 93-89. It looked good early as Shimane Magic took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hamamatsu Phoenix had a 26-23 second period charge getting the lead and Shimane Magic was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 89-93. Strangely Shimane Magic outrebounded Hamamatsu Phoenix 46-33 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Hamamatsu Phoenix players scored in double figures. Forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and guard Brandon Freeman (191-83, college: UALR, agency: Court Side) added 20 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Shimane Magic. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hamamatsu Phoenix have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-9 record behind leader Okinawa GK. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with ten games lost. They share it with Fukuoka Rizing and Toyama Grouses. Hamamatsu Phoenix will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shimane Magic will play again at home against the league's second-placed Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 26+13reb+2ast, B.Freeman 20+9reb+2ast, J.Davis 14+10reb+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 8+3reb+3ast, T.Yokoo 7+2reb+2ast, K.Hatano 5+2reb
Hamamatsu P.: W.White 24+5reb+1ast, K.Galloway 23+12reb+2ast, S.Nakanishi 15, J.Parmer 12+6reb+4ast, E.Fuqua 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Tsubasa 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 200605


Osaka Evessa - Miyazaki SS 83-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Osaka Evessa's (6-19) home victory over 10th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (4-23) 83-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Osaka Evessa. Miyazaki Shining Suns was better in third quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Miyazaki Shining Suns were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American center Darnell Cox (211-85, college: Miss.Valley St., agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and American swingman Ricky Woods (194-84, college: SE Louisiana) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Osaka Evessa maintains ninth place with 6-19 record. Loser Miyazaki Shining Suns keep the tenth position with 23 games lost. Osaka Evessa will face again Miyazaki Shining Suns (#10) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: A.Kuso 24+10reb+1ast, H.Otsuka 14+2reb, R.Woods 14+9reb+2ast, T.Fairley 8+12reb+1ast, K.Ito 7+4reb+8ast, M.Takahashi 2+2reb
Osaka Evessa: D.Lathan 19+6reb+2ast, D.Cox 16+15reb+3ast, M.Obuchi 12+4reb+3ast, M.Bell 12+11reb+3ast, S.Konno 12+1reb+2ast, S.Takeda 7+4reb+4ast
gschID: 200604


Shiga L-Stars - Okinawa GK 80-69

Top ranked Okinawa GK (20-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Shiga L-Stars 80-69. Okinawa GK was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Shiga L-Stars had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Shinya Ogawa (183-83) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Shiga L-Stars' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Narito Namizato (172-89) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars maintains fifth place with 16-11 record. Okinawa GK at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Shiga L-Stars are again looking forward to face league's leader Okinawa GK at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okinawa GK will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: A.McHenry 17+10reb+1ast, J.Newton 13+6reb+2ast, N.Namizato 11+4reb+6ast, D.Larkai 11+4reb+1ast, N.Kosuge 9+1reb+1ast, M.Yamauchi 5+2reb+3ast
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 20+10reb+3ast, W.Arnold 15+2reb+2ast, S.Ogawa 14+5reb+4ast, T.Fujiwara 10+2ast, R.Nixon 8+6reb+3ast, J.Nakama 5+3reb
gschID: 200603


Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 83-100

Leader Niigata Albirex delivered the twentieth first victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-22) 100-83. The game without a history. Niigata Albirex led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Niigata Albirex especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Rodney Webb (200-83, college: Florida Atlantic) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Yuki Kitamuki (184-85) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Niigata Albirex. They maintain first place with 21-7 record. Saitama Broncos lost their third game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 22 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Saitama Broncos will play again against the league's leader Niigata Albirex (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 18+5reb+3ast, Y.Kitamuki 16+5reb+3ast, D.Baker 14+6reb, T.Yamashiro 11+6reb, R.Orr 11+5reb+4ast, M.Haraguchi 8+2reb
Niigata Albirex: C.Holm 19+18reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 14+2reb+4ast, N.Murry 14+4reb+1ast, K.Sato 12+3reb+5ast, R.Webb 12+5reb+3ast, H.Kondo 10+3reb+6ast
gschID: 200602


Gunma - Toyama Grouses 72-78

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Gunma (5-22) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (17-10) 78-72 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gunma won third quarter 24-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) who scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Jeremy Jacob (203-87, college: Oregon) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Toyama Grouses moved-up to third place, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing and Shimane SM. Newly promoted Gunma keeps the tenth position with 22 games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Gunma will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#4).
Top scorers:
Gunma: D.Keller 25+14reb+2ast, L.Witcher 19+5reb+2ast, Y.Okumoto 9+3reb+1ast, S.Okada 7+2reb+1ast, J.Dixon 5+3reb, K.Tomori 3+1reb+4ast
Toyama Grouses: I.Brown 23+7reb+1ast, J.Jacob 20+9reb+1ast, T.Mito 14+11reb+3ast, M.Kamezaki 7+1ast, M.Joho 6+8reb+5ast, T.Fujie 6
gschID: 200601



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Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. BC Astana 13-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 6-4 
 3. Tobol 5-9 
 4. Kaspiy Aktau 4-6 
 5. BK Almaty 4-9 
 6. BK Kapshagay 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 26: BK Kapshagay - Tobol 97-94
Jan. 25: BK Kapshagay - Tobol 75-68
Jan. 26: BK Almaty - BC Astana 68-85
Jan. 27: BK Almaty - BC Astana


Barsy Atyrau fell at 0-5 record in Group G - by Eurobasket News

Barsy Atyrau fell at 0-5 record in Group G of Baltic League, Second Stage. The team from Kazakhstan lost another three games.
Juventus won over Barsy Atyrau 89:70. Juventus led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-21 charity shots during the game. Juventus had a 31-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a very good performance for Laimonas Kisielius who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds. Nerijus Varnelis (201-F-78) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Dmitry Sviridov (212-C-85) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Barsy Atyrau.
Earlier Tarvas won over Barsy Atyrau 103:84. Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Andrey Endropov added 15 points in the effort for Barsy Atyrau.
Tarvas alos beat Barsy Atyrau 96:75. Brandis Raley-Ross led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Maris Laksa contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Dmitry Sviridov (added 9 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Barsy Atyrau.



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LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Barons kvartals 12-7 
 2. Valmiera 12-7 
 3. Jekabpils 12-8 
 4. Ventspils 10-1 
 5. VEF Riga 10-1 
 6. Jelgava 9-10 
 7. Jurmala 9-11 
 8. LU 8-13 
 9. Liepaja 7-14 
 10. Turiba 6-14 
 11. U18 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 26: VEF Riga - Liepaja 80-58
Jan. 26: Turiba - Jurmala 78-75
Jan. 28: Jekabpils - U18
Jan. 30: Turiba - Valmiera
Jan. 31: Barons kvartals - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.20.0 
 2. Peiners, LU19.3 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils16.5 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils16.3 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera14.2 
 6. Brown, Jurmala14.1 
 7. Apsitis, Turiba14.1 
 8. Porzingis, Valmiera14.1 
 9. Ozols, Jurmala13.9 
 10. Pasecniks, U1813.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.1 
 2. Dargais, LU8.2 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.2 
 4. Butjankovs, Valmi.7.9 
 5. Mednis, Jurmala7.8 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava7.7 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.3 
 8. Ziedins, Valmiera6.3 
 9. Gulbis, Barons k.6.3 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Donald SIMS
  Ventspils
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Sims, Ventspils4.1 
 2. Gabrans, Valmiera4.1 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.9 
 4. Metra, Barons k.3.6 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons3.4 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.2 
 7. Miezis, Barons k.3.2 
 8. Plavnieks, U183.1 
 9. Bertans, VEF Riga3.1 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Peiners, LU1.9 
 2. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.9 
 3. Brown, Jurmala1.8 
 4. Miezis, Barons k.1.7 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava1.7 
 6. Sims, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
 8. Ate, Liepaja1.5 
 9. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.5 
 10. Virsis, Jekabpils1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Iljins, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.0 
 5. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 7. Mednis, Jurmala0.8 
 8. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 9. Leiteris, Liepaja0.7 
 10. Chamberlain, Jelg.0.7 


Ventspils and Barons kvartals reach the latest wins in BBL - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils and Barons kvartals reach the latest wins in baltic League Top 16 Stage. Valmiera meanwhile lost to TU/Rock.
Ventspils had no troubles in Parnu, as they eased past the Estonian club 70:58. The Latvians improved to a 3-1 record after the victory, while Parnu dropped already their fourth straight game in the Top 16 stage. Folarin Campbell (192-G-86, college: George Mason) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds and Martins Meiers (208-C-91) netted 12 points. Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) replied with 24 points, 9 rebounds and six assists. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) scored 13 points.

TU/Rock outscored Valmiera 69:62 for 3-0 record in Group H. Valmiera trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 20-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 62-69 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds and Justin Ingram who added 16 points during the contest. At the losing side Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Raimonds Gabrans (185-G-84) scored 13 points and 6 assists.

Barons kvartals outscored Lietkabelis 74:67. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lietkabelis won fourth quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group) who scored that evening 22 points and Tyler Cain supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Even a double-double of 23 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks by Mindaugas Kupsas (215-C-91) did not help to save the game for Lietkabelis. Darius Griskenas added 11 points and 5 assists for lost side.



NIJT Siauliai: CSKA earn third position - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - VEF Riga 81:77

IJT CSKA Moscow clinched the third position at the Nike International Junior Tournament in Siauliai. They defeated their counterparts from VEF Riga in the consolation final at the Siauliai Arena tonight. Pavel Sizov (198-F-95) came up with 19 points to lead the winners.
VEF Riga stayed in front throughout the opening quarter. The Latvian juniors posted a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap in the second frame. VEF Riga accounted for a 44:36 halftime advantage. But CSKA turned things around in the third quarter. The Moscow outfit went on a stunning 31:13 run to secure a 10-point lead before the fourth frame. VEF Riga went on a desperate rescue rally in the final stanza but came up short of victory at the end. Edelkin and Sergey Zhulkov (200-F/C-95) provided 13 points each for the winners. Andzejs Pasecniks (211-C-95) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for VEF Riga. Davis Geks (190-G-95) netted 16 points in the loss.

CSKA: Pavel Sizov 19, Edelkin 13, Sergey Zhulkov 13
VEF Riga: Andzejs Pasecniks 18, Davis Geks 16



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Sagesse 10-2 
 2. Al Riyadi 9-2 
 3. Champville 9-4 
 4. Amchit 8-4 
 5. Byblos 8-4 
 6. Moutahed 7-5 
 7. Bejjeh 4-9 
 8. Hoops 3-9 
 9. Anibal 1-10 
 10. Antranik 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 26: Byblos - Bejjeh 86-75
Jan. 26: Hoops - Champville 72-104
Jan. 27: Amchit - Moutahed
Jan. 27: Sagesse - Antranik
Jan. 28: Anibal - Al Riyadi


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 40.7
 1. Emmett, Amchit40.7 
 2. Harper, Sagesse28.6 
 3. Gray, Anibal26.1 
 4. Gadson, Antranik25.5 
 5. Blair, Hoops25.5 
 6. Khatib, Champville25.5 
 7. Williams, Bejjeh23.5 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos23.4 
 9. Ampim, Antranik22.3 
 10. Terry, Champville20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Fraser, Byblos16.7 
 2. Bagaric, Amchit12.9 
 3. Ampim, Antranik12.1 
 4. Johnson, Anibal11.7 
 5. Luca, Hoops11.0 
 6. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 7. Sims, Sagesse9.6 
 8. Woods, Al Riyadi9.5 
 9. Bawji, Moutahed9.3 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rony FAHED
  Moutahed
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Fahed, Moutahed6.2 
 2. Akl, Sagesse6.1 
 3. Blair, Hoops6.0 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos5.9 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.5 
 6. Chatfield, Mouta.5.4 
 7. Khatib, Champville5.4 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik5.3 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi5.3 
 10. Khoury, Amchit5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Bejjeh
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Williams, Bejjeh2.8 
 2. Blair, Hoops2.7 
 3. Youngblood, Byblos2.5 
 4. Harper, Sagesse2.2 
 5. Zaloum, Antranik1.8 
 6. Gray, Anibal1.8 
 7. Mneimneh, Byblos1.7 
 8. Emmett, Amchit1.7 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.6 
 10. Kassem, Bejjeh1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Anibal
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Anibal3.1 
 2. Tskitishvili, Cham.3.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi2.4 
 4. Fraser, Byblos2.2 
 5. Bagaric, Amchit2.0 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.5 
 7. Ampim, Antranik1.4 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.2 
 9. Sabra, Byblos0.9 
 10. Gadson, Antranik0.9 



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Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Mazeikiai 22-6 
 2. Olimpas 20-8 
 3. Dzukija 19-8 
 4. Suduva-Mantinga 18-9 
 5. Triobet 17-10 
 6. Statyba 17-11 
 7. Zalgiris-Sabonio 17-11 
 8. Zanavykas 16-10 
 9. S.Marciulionio 16-12 
 10. Meresta 14-14 
 11. Perlas-MRU 12-15 
 12. Birstono 11-15 
 13. Delikatesas 11-17 
 14. Radviliskis 10-17 
 15. Silute 9-19 
 16. Ezerunas-Karys 8-19 
 17. Gargzdai 5-22 
 18. Nafta Universitetas 5-23 

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 26: Statyba - Ezerunas-Karys 93-86
Jan. 26: S.Marciulionio - Delikatesas 87-81
Jan. 26: Zanavykas - Meresta 87-72
Jan. 26: Olimpas - Silute 82-87
Jan. 26: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Triobet 81-78
Jan. 26: Nafta Universitetas - Mazeikiai 75-93
Jan. 26: Radviliskis - Suduva-Mantinga 66-76
Jan. 27: Dzukija - Perlas-MRU


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.24.4 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas20.1