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  ABA   



JT Focus Mgt Cleveland Am Pro'ers Defeat Pontiac Firebirds 117 to 106 - by Vance Marbury

In a game where Cleveland was called in on 2 days notice to fill in for the Indiana State Warriors who couldn't make the trip, Nate Barnes (5'10''-G-90), Darrel Parker and Ricky Jackson (6'7''-F-87, college: Walsh, OH) led the charge to defeat the Pontiac Firebirds 117 to 106.

The addition of Ricky Jackson a big man who is athletic, skilled and plays hard, is the missing piece that Cleveland seems to have been missing during there 5 game losing streak. Ricky pushes all of Cleveland's other skilled position player's to there natural spots. Nate Barnes (5'10''-G-90) is a exceptionally skilled point guard, who could lead any team in the ABA or D-League. Nate Barnes (5'10''-G-90) led Cleveland Again with 33 pts 7 ast 3 rebs. Ricky Jackson (6'7''-F-87, college: Walsh, OH) added 28 pts 14 rebs.

Darrell Parker (6'2''-G-87) is another Cleveland Player who is starting to come on even stronger during the last few games. Darrel is a strong combo guard who is best when he is attacking and trying to score. Darrell Parker (6'2''-G-87) added 16 pts 7 rebs 3 ast. One of Cleveland's young player's John Starks stepped up big and added 13 pts. Sean Brown another Cleveland Young Player added 17 pts and he hit two big 3 point field goals in the 4th quarter to open Cleveland's lead up. Vince Maxwell added 6 pts 13 rebs and some great defense. Patrick Leigh (5'11''-G-90) and Calvin Surrell (5'8''-G) both chipped in with great defense, rebounding and floor presence.

Pontiac was led by Domonique Crawford (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Youngstown St.) who scored 34 pts. Courtne Smith added 13 pts. Adrian Burton 9 pts. Renaldo Wallace added 11 pts. James Smothhers contributed 9 pts

Footage from the game is below:

Jt Focus Mgt Cleveland Am Pro'ers vs Pontiac Firebirds ABA Matchup Saturday January 26th 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeyV0ekV8e0







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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 27: Crvena Zvezda - MZT Skopje 87-72
Jan. 27: Siroki WWin - Cibona 81-89
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. 28: Radnicki KG - Partizan


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. Rakocevic, Crvena15.4 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.6 
 6. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.6 
 7. Strawberry, Cibona14.1 
 8. White, Radnicki KG13.7 
 9. Jorovic, Igokea13.5 
 10. Wright, Cedevita13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.6 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.2 
 3. Gordon, Partizan7.9 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.4 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.7 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 9. Cekovski, MZT S.5.4 
 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. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 5. Otasevic, MZT S.3.8 
 6. Simon, Szolnok3.7 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.3 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.3 
 9. Sutalo, Siroki W.3.0 
 10. Nelson, Crvena Z.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. Otasevic, MZT S.2.1 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 6. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.6 
 7. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.5 
 9. Worthington, Radni.1.4 
 10. Travis, Zadar1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 4. Kraljevic, KK Split1.1 
 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. Vujcic, KK Split0.5 



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  APBL   


EBA VET back with Avengers - by Justin Moore

New to the APBL this season The Alexandria Avengers have Added a VET to there roster simply known as D.O. With experience in the ABA EBA NPBL he will add a much needed defensive and rebounding punch to the avengers. D.O standing only 6'2 has led the EBA and NPBL in rebounding the Avengers will be a threat each night led by Dominic Manuel and combined with scoring guards Mike Battle (6'5''-G, college: Cent.Florida), George Johnson (6'4''-G-89, college: Augusta St.),Ryan Hughes (6'3''-G-83) and Darnell Dodson (6'7''-F-89, college: S.Mississippi) the avengers have a solid core group for more news on the avengers and the apbl checkout www.theapbl.com


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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 21

Feb. 1: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Sionista
Feb. 1: GECR Indalo - Libertad S.
Feb. 1: La Union - Boca Jrs
Feb. 1: Olimpico LB - 9 de Julio
Feb. 1: Penarol - Regatas C.
Feb. 1: Lanus - Quimsa
Feb. 1: Union Progr. - Obras
Feb. 1: Atenas - Argentino

Round 19

Jan. 29: Argentino - Union Progr.


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. Pau, Olimpico LB14.7 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol14.7 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.14.6 
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.8.1 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 8. Fierro, Atenas7.4 
 9. Lewis, La Union7.3 
 10. Battle, Lanus7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.1 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.1 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 7. Treise, Libertad S.3.8 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa3.7 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.7 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.1 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 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. Lewis, La Union1.4 
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. Meyinsse, Regat.0.8 


Gutierrez's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) had a great game in the last round for Obras and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Lanus (#2, 20-10) with 19-point margin 87-68. Obras maintains the 15th position in Argentinian league. Obras is currently ranked second from the bottom. But it was their 20th lost game this season out of 29 games. In the team's last game Gutierrez had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Obras, through which he has constantly improved. Gutierrez has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.9ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 1.0bpg,54.1% FGP and 43.2% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Gregory Lewis (200-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) of La Union. He is American forward in his second season at La Union. In the last game Lewis recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as La Union lost that game 70-93 to slightly higher-ranked 9 de Julio (#14, 10-20). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. La Union is still at the dead bottom 16th position. 23 lost games are too many comparing to just eight victories La Union managed to get this Second Stage. Lewis is well-known at La Union and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#4). He also registered 7.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80, agency: Interperformances) of Libertad S. (#4). Mikulas scored 20 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Libertad S., leading his team to a 87-83 win against the lower-ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12, 12-16). Libertad S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 18 victories and 11 lost games. Mikulas has a very solid season. In 28 games in Argentina he scored 12.0ppg. He also has 5.9rpg and FGP: 51.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jerome Meyinsse (206-C-88) of Regatas C. - 19 points and 7 rebounds
5. Matias Sandes (201-F/C-84) of Sionista - 20 points and 10 rebounds
6. Kahiem Seawright (203-C/F-86) of GECR Indalo - 18 points and 8 rebounds
7. John DeGroat (198-F-85) of Boca Jrs - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. James Williams (204-C-79) of Quimsa - 15 points and 9 rebounds
9. Federico Van Lacke (191-G-80) of Boca Jrs - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76) of Boca Jrs - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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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 7-10 
 6. Taipans 6-11 
 7. Crocodiles 6-12 
 8. 36ers 6-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 24: Breakers - Kings 95-76
Jan. 27: Tigers - 36ers 87-80
Jan. 25: Taipans - Tigers 85-71
Jan. 26: Hawks - Breakers 74-91
Jan. 25: Wildcats - Crocodiles 62-59

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 1: 36ers - Hawks
Feb. 1: Breakers - Wildcats
Feb. 2: Crocodiles - Kings
Feb. 3: Tigers - Taipans
Feb. 3: Wildcats - Hawks


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, Tigers17.3 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats16.2 
 5. Jackson, Breakers16.0 
 6. Wilson, Taipans16.0 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.7 
 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, 36ers8.1 
 3. Lazare, Kings7.5 
 4. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Scott, Tigers6.6 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
 9. Schenscher, 36ers6.3 
 10. Tragardh, Taipans6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.3 
 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. Deleon, Hawks2.8 
 10. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 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, Tigers1.0 
 3. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers0.9 
 5. Redhage, Wildcats0.9 
 6. Lazare, Kings0.7 
 7. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 8. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 9. Hudson, Breakers0.7 
 10. Hinder, Crocodiles0.7 


NBL Round 16: Perth Wildcats edge Townsville Crocodiles by three points - by Eurobasket News

Seventh-ranked Townsville Crocodiles (6-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Perth Wildcats (13-4) on Friday. Perth Wildcats managed to secure only three-point victory 62-59. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Perth Wildcats had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (203-85, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-4 record having seven points less than leader Breakers. Townsville Crocodiles at the other side keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Perth Wildcats are looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play at home against Kings in Sydney and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gwynneville. First ranked New Zealand Breakers faced 4th ranked Wollongong Hawks. Guests from Auckland (17-3) defeated host Wollongong Hawks (8-10) 91-74. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Alex Pledger contributed with 8 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) replied with 24 points and 4 steals for Wollongong Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. New Zealand Breakers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Auckland. First ranked New Zealand Breakers faced 3rd ranked Kings. Host New Zealand Breakers (17-3) smashed guests from Sydney (10-10) 95-76. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Kings lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third place with ten games lost. New Zealand Breakers will meet at home league's second-placed Perth Wildcats in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to secure a win.
We should not miss the game where eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (6-11) against 5th ranked Melbourne Tigers (7-10) where Cairns Taipans won at home by fourteen points 85-71. The winners were led by Jamar Wilson who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to sixth place. Melbourne Tigers at the other side keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last game of round 16 36ers were defeated by Tigers in Melbourne 87-80.
The best stats of 16th round was 25 points and 10 rebounds by Daniel Johnson of 36ers.


Tigers - 36ers 87-80

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-13) were defeated on the road by fifth ranked Melbourne Tigers (7-10) 87-80. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 16 after three quarters before a 30-21 last quarter charge of Adelaide 36ers cut the lead to 87-80 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 40-28 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Adelaide 36ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) who scored that evening 22 points and 9 assists and the other American import power forward Seth Scott (208-81, college: Portland St.) supported him with 23 points. Four Melbourne Tigers players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds by center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) did not help to save the game for Adelaide 36ers. The former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) added 24 points and 4 assists for lost side. Melbourne Tigers maintains fifth position with 7-10 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 13 games lost. Melbourne Tigers' next round opponent will be Cairns Taipans (#6) at home. Adelaide 36ers will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Tigers: S.Scott 23+4reb+1ast, J.Flynn 22+4reb+9ast, C.Goulding 16+2reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 10+7reb, T.Greer 7+7reb+2ast, N.Tomlinson 5+2reb+2ast
36ers: D.Johnson 25+10reb+1ast, J.Cadee 24+3reb+4ast, A.Petrie 15+5reb+2ast, S.Weigh 7+3reb+1ast, A.Gibson 5+3reb+6ast, N.Crosswell 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 182720


Hawks - Breakers 74-91

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gwynneville. First ranked New Zealand Breakers faced 4th ranked Wollongong Hawks. Guests from Auckland (17-3) defeated host Wollongong Hawks (8-10) 91-74. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when New Zealand Breakers's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-8 extending their advantage to 17 points. New Zealand Breakers forced 19 Wollongong Hawks turnovers and outrebounded them 41-26 including a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) contributed with 8 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) replied with 24 points and 4 steals and the former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Wollongong Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. New Zealand Breakers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: C.Jackson 18+7reb+8ast, L.Henry 14+3reb+2ast, D.Corletto 11+1reb+2ast, T.Abercrombie 11+3reb+3ast, M.Vukona 10+2reb+2ast, C.Bruton 9+1reb
Hawks: A.Deleon 24+4reb+3ast, O.Forman 10+7reb, M.Grant 10+1reb+4ast, T.Demos 6+1reb, L.Davidson 6+3reb, D.Jackson 6+1ast
gschID: 182719


Wildcats - Crocodiles 62-59

Seventh-ranked Townsville Crocodiles (6-12) made lots of trouble for second ranked Perth Wildcats (13-4) on Friday. Perth Wildcats managed to secure only three-point victory 62-59. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Perth Wildcats had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (203-85, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) added 12 points and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Five Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-4 record having seven points less than leader Breakers. Townsville Crocodiles at the other side keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Perth Wildcats are looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play at home against Kings in Sydney and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: K.Lisch 17+5reb+3ast, M.Knight 15+8reb, S.Redhage 10+4reb, E.Bartlett 7+3reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 5+4reb+2ast, J.Trueman 4+3reb
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 12+4reb+9ast, L.Nevill 11+5reb, M.Cedar 11+2reb, P.Crawford 11+14reb+2ast, T.Blanchfield 11+5reb+1ast, M.Norton 3+3reb
gschID: 182717


Breakers - Kings 95-76

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Auckland. First ranked New Zealand Breakers faced 3rd ranked Kings. Host New Zealand Breakers (17-3) smashed guests from Sydney (10-10) 95-76. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-3 record. Kings lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third place with ten games lost. New Zealand Breakers will meet at home league's second-placed Perth Wildcats in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 182716


Taipans - Tigers 85-71

We should not miss the game where eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (6-11) against 5th ranked Melbourne Tigers (7-10) where Cairns Taipans won at home by fourteen points 85-71. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Cairns Taipans's pressure prevailed and they won that period 21-11 extending their advantage to 14 points. It was a great shooting night for Cairns Taipans especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The winners were led by American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) supported him with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Five Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. Even 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) did not help to save the game for Melbourne Tigers. The former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) added 15 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to sixth place. Melbourne Tigers at the other side keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Taipans: J.Wilson 19+6reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 18+8reb, S.Edwards 13+9reb, A.Loughton 12+6reb+4ast, C.Gliddon 10+5reb+3ast, K.Williams 5+2reb+1ast
Tigers: C.Goulding 15+3reb+3ast, J.Flynn 14+6reb+4ast, S.Scott 13+2reb+2ast, A.Ballinger 8+4reb, T.Greer 7+4reb, L.Walker 7+7reb
gschID: 182718



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  AUSTRIA   


Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg clinch Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg - BC Vienna 72:59

Klosterneuburg celebrated the Austrian Cup title. They held off BC Vienna in the Final tonight. Damir Zeleznik (185-G-80) and Kevin Payton (196-G-86, college: Minnesota) scored 15 points each to pace the charge.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. Klosterneuburg aggressive defence started to pay off in the second frame. They held BC Vienna to 11 points in the quarter to establish a 28:25 halftime lead. The Dukes stretched the lead in the third term. Klosterneuburg outscored their opponents 18:17 to ensure a 4-point lead before the fourth frame. The Dukes went on an 11:0 run early in the final period to clear off for good. BC Vienna could not recover in the reminder of the contest and surrendered at the end. Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90, agency: Interperformances) notched 11 points and 6 boards for the winners. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) answered with 17 points for BC Vienna. Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80, college: N.C.Central) had 14 points in defeat.

Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg: Damir Zeleznik 15, Kevin Payton 15, Moritz Lanegger 11
BC Vienna: Stjepan Stazic 17, Shawn Ray 14



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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 



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Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 27: Antwerp - Liege 83-76
Jan. 25: Oostende - Aalstar 73-63
Jan. 26: Verviers-Pep. - M.Hainaut 67-80

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 31: Leuven - Liege
Feb. 1: Spirou - Aalstar
Feb. 1: Oostende - Verviers-Pep.
Feb. 1: Antwerp - M.Hainaut


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Wen Boss MUKUBU
  Liege
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Mukubu, Liege17.8 
 2. Walsh, Spirou17.6 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar17.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.5 
 5. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende15.7 
 7. Aleksandrov, Vervi.15.6 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.2 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.2 
 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, Antwerp6.7 
 5. Aska, Leuven6.5 
 6. Gillet, Liege6.4 
 7. Wright, Oostende6.4 
 8. Mukubu, Liege6.3 
 9. Tofi, Aalstar6.3 
 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. Bosco, Liege4.9 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.8 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.6 
 6. Moors, Antwerp3.4 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende3.3 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.3 
 9. Raivio, Aalstar3.3 
 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, Liege2.1 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
 10. Anderson, Vervier.1.6 
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. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 7. Aska, Leuven0.7 
 8. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 10. Thondique, Antwe.0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 27: Houthalen - St-Niklase 82-68
Jan. 25: Point Chaud - Gembo BBC 77-105
Jan. 27: Oudenaarde - Giants II 71-79
Jan. 26: Gent Dragons - M.Hainaut II 71-67
Jan. 27: Waregem - CEP Fleurus 67-61
Jan. 26: Sint-Jan Ant. - Essor Charleroi 100-51
Jan. 27: Excelsior - Tongeren


Ethias League Round 14: Base Oostende beats Okapi Aalstar in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Ethias League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 14 rounds left.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Oostende. First ranked Base Oostende faced 3rd ranked Okapi Aalstar. Host Base Oostende (10-4) defeated guests from Aalst (8-6) 73-63. Base Oostende outrebounded Okapi Aalstar 43-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Thomas Dreesen (199-88, agency: Court Side) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Base Oostende have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-4 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. Base Oostende are looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Okapi Aalstar will play against Spirou Charleroi (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Liege Basket (6-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Antwerp Giants (7-7). Antwerp Giants managed to secure a 7-point victory 83-76. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Timothy Black contributed with 16 points for the winners. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Liege Basket. Antwerp Giants moved-up to fifth place. Liege Basket at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Antwerp Giants will play against league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play on the road against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Verviers was also quite interesting. Second ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (9-5) played at the court of 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-10). Belfius Mons-Hainaut defeated VOO Verviers-Pepinster 80-67 on Saturday. The game was dominated by American players. Quincy Taylor scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners. Jeremy Green responded with 26 points. VOO Verviers-Pepinster's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second position with 9-5 record behind leader Oostende. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet Antwerp Giants (#5) on the road in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's leader Base Oostende and hope to secure a win.



Antwerp - Liege 83-76

The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Liege Basket (6-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Antwerp Giants (7-7). Antwerp Giants managed to secure a 7-point victory 83-76. It looked good early as Liege Basket took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Antwerp Giants had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and Liege Basket was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-83. Liege Basket was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). American point guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 16 points for the winners. International forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and international point guard Geoffrey Hockins (188-88) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Liege Basket. Antwerp Giants moved-up to fifth place. Liege Basket at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Antwerp Giants will play against league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Liege Basket will play on the road against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 21+7reb+1ast, G.Ware 10+4reb, G.Hockins 10+5reb+1ast, A.Williamson 9+4reb, B.Monteiro 9+1reb+2ast, I.Iarochevitch 8+4reb+1ast
Antwerp: R.Moors 23+4ast, T.Black 16+4reb+2ast, J.Mwema 12+5reb+1ast, G.Thondique 9+5reb, R.Biggs 8+7reb, J.Love 6+9reb
gschID: 187290


Verviers-Pep. - M.Hainaut 67-80

The game in Verviers was also quite interesting. Second ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (9-5) played at the court of 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-10). Belfius Mons-Hainaut defeated VOO Verviers-Pepinster 80-67 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 45-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Guard Jeremy Green (193-90, college: Stanford) responded with 26 points and point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) scored 8 points and 5 assists. VOO Verviers-Pepinster's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second position with 9-5 record behind leader Oostende. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will meet Antwerp Giants (#5) on the road in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's leader Base Oostende and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: J.Green 26+1reb, S.Moris 11+1reb+1ast, J.Anderson 8+2reb+5ast, C.Ferguson 7+6reb, Y.Moray 5+8reb, D.Tubak 5+2reb
M.Hainaut: A.Gorgemans 17+1reb, B.Qvale 15+7reb, Q.Taylor 15+9reb+7ast, J.Bostic 13+4reb+3ast, J.Wallace 11+2reb+3ast, J.Cage 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 187289


Oostende - Aalstar 73-63

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Oostende. First ranked Base Oostende faced 3rd ranked Okapi Aalstar. Host Base Oostende (10-4) defeated guests from Aalst (8-6) 73-63. Base Oostende outrebounded Okapi Aalstar 43-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international forward Thomas Dreesen (199-88, agency: Court Side) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Larry Anderson (195-89, college: Long Beach St.) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Base Oostende have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-4 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. Base Oostende are looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Okapi Aalstar will play against Spirou Charleroi (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: T.Dreesen 19+7reb, L.Anderson 13+5reb+1ast, A.Steinbach 9+2reb+4ast, R.Thompson 9+7reb+2ast, J.Tofi 7+4reb, C.Young 6+4reb
Oostende: M.Lojeski 18+6reb+4ast, B.Wright 12+11reb+2ast, J.Salumu 10+2reb, D.Drobnjak 7+7reb, D.Djordjevic 7+4reb+4ast, W.Wilkinson 7+6reb
gschID: 187287



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  BOSNIA   


Adriatic League: Strawberry and Zizic pace Cibona to win in Bosnia and Herzegovina - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin - Cibona 81:89

D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) and Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) teamed up for 48 points to help Cibona earn a tough road win over Siroki WWin in the Adriatic League championship. The win allowed the Croatian team climb at 7-12 record in the ladder.
Siroki WWin snatched a 21:20 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Cibona turned things around in the second quarter. The Croats went on a 20:15 rally to take a 41:37 halftime advantage. Siroki WWin bounced back in the third term. The hosts picked up the tempo and exploded with 28 points in the quarter to ensure a one-point advantage heading into the fourth period. Siroki WWin seemed to be en route to a comfortable win as they led 78:68 midway through the fourth frame. But Cibona answered with a 10:0 run to level things up at 78. Johnathon Jones put the hosts in front but the visitors followed with 11 points in a row to seal the victory. Davor Kus (192-G-78, agency: Interperformances) produced 15 points for Cibona. Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) netted 22 points for Siroki WWin. Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) had 21 points in the loss.

Siroki WWin: Ivan Ramljak 22, Zeljko Sakic 21
Cibona: D.J. Strawberry 24, Andrija Zizic 24, Davor Kus 15



Damir Zeleznik and Ramiz Suljanovic won the Cup in Austria - by Eurobasket News

Damir Zeleznik (185-G-80) and Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) won the Cup in Austria. Their Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg overcame BC Vienna 72:59. Damir Zeleznik and Kevin Payton scored 15 points each to pace the charge.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. Klosterneuburg aggressive defence started to pay off in the second frame. They held BC Vienna to 11 points in the quarter to establish a 28:25 halftime lead. The Dukes stretched the lead in the third term. Klosterneuburg outscored their opponents 18:17 to ensure a 4-point lead before the fourth frame. The Dukes went on an 11:0 run early in the final period to clear off for good. BC Vienna could not recover in the reminder of the contest and surrendered at the end. Moritz Lanegger notched 11 points and 6 boards for the winners. Stjepan Stazic answered with 17 points for BC Vienna. Shawn Ray had 14 points in defeat.
Earlier 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 netted 24 points for the Dukes. Jason Chappell added 16 points in the victory. Davor Lamesic responded with 21 points for Wels.



Fourth consecutive double double for Miroslav Todic in Italy - by Miljan Veskovic

In Italian Legadue the second ranked Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (11-5) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 9th ranked LeGamberi Foods Forli (8-8) 79-76 on Sunday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a loss. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LeGamberi Foods Forli. For the losing side Bosnian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-F-85) had an amazing game with 30 points and 18 rebounds. He had 9/15 2PT, 2/4 3PT and 6/10 FT. So far Miroslav is averaging 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.


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

29-year old forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Flamengo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed Pinheiros/Sky (#5, 11-6) with 17-point margin 102-85. It allowed Flamengo to consolidate first place in the Brazilian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Flamengo keeps perfect 17 -0 record. Rodriguez turned to be Flamengo's top player in his first season with the team. Rodriguez has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 9.9rpg. Rodriguez is in league's top in and averages solid 64.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Eric Soares (205-F-86) of Suzano. He is a forward in his first season at Suzano. In the last game Soares recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Suzano lost that game 67-79 to the higher-ranked Joinville (#10, 8-9). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Suzano keeps 16th position. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Suzano managed to get this year. Soares is a newcomer at Suzano and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to another Flamengo's star - forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84). Vieira scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Flamengo, helping his team with a 102-85 easy win against the lower-ranked Pinheiros/Sky (#5, 11-6). Flamengo have amazing season winning all 17 games without a single defeat. Vieira turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Vieira has a great season in Brazil. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (best scorer). He also has 1.7bpg, FGP: 68.7% and 3PT: 43.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Desmond Holloway (190-G-88) of Liga Sorocaba - 26 points and 4 rebounds
5. Dalla Barba (198-F-91) of Limeira - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) of Basquete Cearense - 17 points and 9 rebounds
7. Benzor Simmons (196-G-88) of Vila Velha - 23 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jefferson Agba (209-F/C-80) of Bauru - 15 points and 8 rebounds
9. Caio Silveira (211-C-87) of Flamengo - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Pilar Alves (200-F-84) of Bauru - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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EE/LL B/Ball Finals: Wattley & 49th St. overpower Nuttin Nice! - by David Edole

EAST END, Tortola, VI- A game high 26 points from senior National player Kennedy Bass was just not enough to save his team Nuttin Nice from a second straight defeat to 49th Street when game three in the best of 5 finals of the Lorenzo Jennings Christmas Basketball League took place at the Greenland basketball court on January 26, 2013.

In fact there was nuttin nice for their fans to cheer about as 49th Street grabbed rebounds at will and even seemed to find the basket at will on their way to an 81-73 points victory, a decent score-line in the end as Nuttin Nice trailed by more than 18 points at one stage.

Devon Wattley was no doubt the driving force behind 49th Street on both ends of the court as he top scored for his team with 22 points and had an impressive game high 16 rebounds.

Bradley Stevens (21 points) and Nathaniel Malone (20 Points, 5 Rebounds, 4 Assists) also contributed strongly to the 49th Streets convincing victory.

49th Street looked purposefully from the onset but were most effective from the 2nd quarter as they played good systematic basketball to race to a 62-49 half time lead and ended that half in style when Travis Malone hit a buzzer beater from long range much to the delight of the 49th Street fans, who were a lot more vocal than Nuttin Nices.

There was some controversy with just over 7 minutes remaining in the final quarter when the scorers table indicated that Bass was fouled out. Bass argued successfully that it was a mistake and that he had two more fouls to give.

He would eventually foul out in the final minute but not before embarking on a one man show that pulled Nuttin Nice from a humiliating defeat. Some highlights from him included a jumper from behind the arc and some daring drives to the basket.

Jason Edwin, who had a consistent game, was also a major factor for Nuttin Nice despite defeat. He had 20 points and 7 rebounds.

The strategy for 49th Street, according to coach Wasi Charlesweln, is to close out each opponent from getting free shots. Once we are going to them man to man we beating them, we walking away from them. In the first game we were tripped in a zone and they were able to set up the outside man and get the free shots but we realised what was happening and we came out this time man to man and it has worked for us.

49th Street now lead the series 2-1 and will be looking to close things out tonight at the Greenland court.

We coming out man to man again, thats how we won two games in a row and we coming back the same way, so we looking to finish it here tomorrow (today).

As for the Nuttin Nice loss, Bass quickly pointed it to poor defense work by his unit. We were not playing defense, we not playing in front of a man.

Bass is, however, confident that tonight will belong to Nuttin Nice. We have to come play defense...Tomorrow (today) we going to come to play, it isnt finished yet. There will be a game 5.

The 2012 East End/Long Look Christmas Basketball League, named after Lorenzo 'Black Boy' Jennings who was considered the 'Pearl' of the Dreds basketball team, opened on Sunday, December 2 and could very well wrap up tonight if Bass and Nuttin Nice fail to bring their D (defensive) game.



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Bulgarian NBL round 14 best performance: Jordan Bozov - by Eurobasket News

Former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) had a great game in the last round for Balkan, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, four rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Chernomorets (#8, 4-9) 96-95. Balkan maintains the 4th position in Bulgarian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Balkan will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. In the team's last game Bozov had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Balkan's top player in his first season with the team. Jordan Bozov averages this season 13.8ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-PG-86) of Cherno More. Velikov had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Cherno More to edge the lower-ranked Spartak Pleven (#9, 4-10) 82-79. Cherno More's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Velikov is a newcomer at Cherno More, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 5.7rpg and 4.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets (#8). Tyler scored 22 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Tyler's great performance Chernomorets lost 95-96 to the higher-ranked Balkan (#4, 9-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Chernomorets not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Tyler could try to bring Chernomorets' a little bit higher in the standings. Tyler has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.1ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 14.0rpg (#1 in league). He also has 3.4bpg and FGP: 66.4%. Tyler attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 32 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Will Walker (183-G) of Beroe - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) of Levski Sofia - 19 points and 10 rebounds
7. Dimitar Marintchechki (201-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Konstantin Koev (195-F-91) of Chernomorets - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of Lukoil Academik - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Atila Santos (208-C-83) of Balkan - 15 points and 12 rebounds

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



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CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 14-0 
 2. Acadia 9-3 
 3. UPEI 8-4 
 4. Dalhousie 6-7 
 5. St.Francis X. 6-7 
 6. New Brunsw. 4-9 
 7. St.Mary's 4-9 
 8. Memorial 1-13 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 14-2 
 2. Victoria 11-5 
 3. UFV 9-7 
 4. TWU 7-9 
 5. TRU 6-11 
 6. UNBC 5-11 
 7. Mount Royal 2-13 
 8. UBC Okanagan 2-15 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 13-3 
 2. Manitoba 12-5 
 3. Saskatchewan 11-5 
 4. Winnipeg 11-6 
 5. Calgary 9-7 
 6. Lethbridge 7-9 
 7. Regina 6-10 
 8. Brandon 4-12 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 15-1 
 2. Ryerson 12-2 
 3. Ottawa 12-4 
 4. Queen's 10-6 
 5. Laurentian 8-7 
 6. York 5-10 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-12 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 12-3 
 2. Lakehead 10-5 
 3. McMaster 8-7 
 4. Guelph 5-10 
 5. Brock 5-10 
 6. Laurier 4-11 
 7. Waterloo 3-12 
 8. Western 2-13 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 6-3 
 2. Concordia 6-4 
 3. Bishop's 6-4 
 4. UQAM 4-7 
 5. Laval 3-7 

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 26: McMaster - Brock 94-75
Jan. 26: St.Francis X. - Memorial 94-73
Jan. 26: Ottawa - York 93-78
Jan. 26: St.Mary's - UPEI 90-73
Jan. 26: Carleton - Laurentian 90-66
Jan. 26: UFV - UNBC 88-70
Jan. 26: TWU - Mount Royal 86-69
Jan. 26: Acadia - New Brunsw. 85-69
Jan. 27: St.Francis X. - Memorial 76-80
Jan. 26: Toronto Univ. - Queen's 76-77
Jan. 26: Regina - Alberta 76-75
Jan. 26: Dalhousie - Cape Breton 74-76
Jan. 27: Acadia - New Brunsw. 74-64
Jan. 26: Brandon - Saskatchewan 73-69
Jan. 26: Waterloo - Windsor 71-83
Jan. 26: Western - Guelph 71-68
Jan. 26: Laval - Bishop's 69-67
Jan. 26: UBC Okanagan - UBC 66-81
Jan. 26: TRU - Victoria 65-80
Jan. 26: UQAM - Concordia 65-58
Jan. 26: Manitoba - Lethbridge 104-94
Jan. 26: Lakehead - Laurier 101-75

Regular Season: Round 27

Jan. 30: Dalhousie - St.Mary''s
Jan. 30: Western - Windsor
Jan. 30: Laurier - McMaster
Jan. 30: Waterloo - Brock
Jan. 30: McGill - Bishop''s
Jan. 31: TRU - TWU


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.23.7 
 2. Allin, Laurier22.4 
 3. Freeman, UFV22.0 
 4. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.9 
 5. Perrin, TWU20.6 
 6. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.3 
 7. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.1 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Dunn, St.Francis X.19.5 
 10. Scrubb, Carleton19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harry EZENIBE
  St.Mary''s
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.8 
 2. Kamen, UBC11.1 
 3. Waldner, Lethb.10.8 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.2 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead9.9 
 6. Allin, Laurier9.7 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.7 
 8. Eyitayo, Concordia9.3 
 9. Iko, Winnipeg9.1 
 10. Moses, Calgary8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.8.1 
 2. Hebert, Regina5.8 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.1 
 4. York, UFV5.0 
 5. Walton, Manitoba4.9 
 6. Lamar, Saskatch.4.7 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.7 
 8. Collins, Windsor4.6 
 9. Jones, Ryerson4.5 
 10. Pasquale, Laure.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.9 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.4 
 3. Walton, Manitoba2.9 
 4. Daley, New Brunsw.2.8 
 5. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 6. Parchment, UFV2.7 
 7. Smith, TWU2.6 
 8. Hunter, Bishop''s2.6 
 9. Baker, Saskatch.2.6 
 10. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike ANDREWS
  Bishop''s
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Andrews, Bishop''s2.1 
 2. Duke, UPEI1.8 
 3. Moses, Calgary1.8 
 4. Dewar, Alberta1.8 
 5. Eyitayo, Concordia1.6 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead1.5 
 7. Chesson, Laurier1.5 
 8. O''Brien, New B.1.5 
 9. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.3 
 10. Noel, Manitoba1.3 


Matthew Rachar won the Cup in Austria - by Eurobasket News

Matthew Rachar (201-F-86) won the Cup in Austria. His Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg overcame BC Vienna 72:59.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. Klosterneuburg aggressive defence started to pay off in the second frame. They held BC Vienna to 11 points in the quarter to establish a 28:25 halftime lead. The Dukes stretched the lead in the third term. Klosterneuburg outscored their opponents 18:17 to ensure a 4-point lead before the fourth frame. The Dukes went on an 11:0 run early in the final period to clear off for good. BC Vienna could not recover in the reminder of the contest and surrendered at the end. Moritz Lanegger notched 11 points and 6 boards for the winners. Stjepan Stazic answered with 17 points for BC Vienna. Shawn Ray had 14 points in defeat.
Earlier 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 netted 24 points for the Dukes. Jason Chappell added 16 points in the victory. Davor Lamesic responded with 21 points for Wels.



CIS Round 26: Stingers lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 26 in CIS means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Montreal, QC where host Citadines (4-7) beat league's leader Stingers (6-4) 65-58 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stingers. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-58. Citadines forced 23 Stingers turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Alexandre Bernard (196) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Richard Kwaku Addai (183-88) chipped in 20 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Stingers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Citadines maintains fourth position with 4-7 record. Stingers at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Bishop's. They were replaced at the leadership position by UBC. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top ranked Golden Bears (13-3) recorded its third loss in Regina, SK. Visitors were edged by seventh ranked Cougars (6-10) 76-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Golden Bears. Forward Paul Gareau (201) saved the victory by scoring 23 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Connor Burns contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds for Golden Bears. Golden Bears' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cougars maintains seventh position with 6-10 record. Golden Bears at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Fourth-ranked Tigers (6-7) made lots of trouble for top-ranked Capers (14-0) in Halifax, NS on Saturday. The visitors from Sydney, NS managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tigers. Kayon Mayers scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Simon Marr responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Undefeated Capers have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Loser Tigers keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with St.Francis X.. Capers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tigers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Halifax, NS Huskies.
A very interesting game took place in Quebec City, QC. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Gaiters (6-4) to fifth ranked Rouge et Or (3-7) 69-67 on Saturday evening. Thibaud Dezutter notched 20 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Rouge et Or maintains fifth position with 3-7 record. Gaiters at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Seventh-ranked Blues (2-12) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Golden Gaels (10-6) in Toronto, ON on Saturday. The visitors from Kingston, ON managed to secure only one-point victory 77-76. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Sukhpreet Singh who scored 23 points and 7 assists. Golden Gaels' coach Stephan Barrie used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Golden Gaels maintains fourth position with 10-6 record. Blues lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Rest of the games of round 26 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
New Brunsw. were defeated by Acadia in Wolfville, NS 74-64. St.Francis X. was beaten by Memorial at home 76-80. UBC won against UBC Okanagan on the opponent's court 81-66. TWU managed to outperform Mount Royal in a home game 86-69. UNBC recorded a loss to UFV on the road 88-70. Manitoba defeated Lethbridge on its own court 104-94. Saskatchewan was beaten by Brandon in Brandon, MB 73-69. Lakehead destroyed Laurier at home 101-75. York unfortunately lost to Ottawa on the opponent's court 78-93. Carleton rolled over Laurentian in a home game 90-66. Memorial was crushed by St.Francis X. on the road 73-94. St.Mary's beat UPEI on its own court 90-73. Guelph lost to Western in London, ON 68-71. Acadia managed to outperform New Brunsw. at home 85-69. Brock was rolled over McMaster on the opponent's court 75-94. TRU was defeated by Victoria in a home game 65-80. Windsor beat Waterloo on the road 83-71.
The best stats of 26th round was 34 points (!!!) by Jonar Huertas of Manitoba.


Acadia - New Brunsw. 74-64

There was no surprise in Wolfville, NS where 6th ranked Varsity Reds (4-9) were defeated by second ranked Axemen (9-3) 74-64 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-64. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Owen Klassen (208-91) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Tyler Scott (188) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Five Axemen players scored in double figures. Axemen's coach Stephen Baur used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard William Mc Fee (190) produced 24 points and 6 assists and forward Jordan Irvine (193) added 22 points respectively for the guests. Axemen maintains second position with 9-3 record having 3 victories less than leader UBC. Varsity Reds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: W.Mc Fee 24+3reb+6ast, J.Irvine 22+4reb+1ast, R.Smith 14+6reb+1ast, M.Washburn 2+9reb+1ast, M.Fazzolari 2+2reb, A.O'Brien 0+2reb
Acadia: O.Klassen 16+12reb, A.Sears 15+3reb+1ast, T.Scott 12+7reb+2ast, B.States 11+4reb+3ast, S.Stoqua 10+2reb+5ast, J.Tull 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 190637


St.Francis X. - Memorial 76-80

There was a surprise result in Antigonish, NS where eighth ranked Sea Hawks (1-13) defeated higher ranked X-Men (6-7) 80-76 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 30-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Sea Hawks especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was Vasilije Curcic who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. Noel Moffatt chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Will Donkoh (185) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and guard Tyrell Vernon (185-88) added 20 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Sea Hawks maintains eighth position with 1-13 record. Loser X-Men keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
St.Francis X.: W.Donkoh 23+10reb, T.Vernon 20+1reb+4ast, J.Clarke 15+4reb+3ast, R.Madera 8+3reb+1ast, S.Coupland 8+2reb, K.Rasenberg 2+3reb+1ast
Memorial: V.Curcic 22+8reb+2ast, N.Moffatt 20+6reb+2ast, R.Wood 12+2reb+1ast, B.Mendonca 6+1reb+1ast, T.Sargent 6+2reb, C.Gould 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 190636


UBC Okanagan - UBC 66-81

Very expected game in Kelowna, BC where 8th ranked Heat (2-15) was defeated by first ranked Thunderbirds (14-2) 81-66 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-66. Heat was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward David Wagner (206-92) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minnesota St.) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Mitch Goodwin (188) produced 20 points and guard Greet Gill (190) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Thunderbirds have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Heat lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: M.Goodwin 20+3reb+1ast, G.Gill 14+8reb+1ast, Y.Ghomari 13+3reb+1ast, A.Faza 6+2reb+2ast, D.Mackay 6+4reb+1ast, A.Fahandeg-Sadi 3+4reb+2ast
UBC: D.Wagner 24+10reb+2ast, D.Plumb 19+7reb+2ast, O.Wallace 17+4reb+3ast, I.Solomon 8+3reb+1ast, T.Nixon 5+5reb+1ast, G.Pippus 4+1reb
gschID: 190627


TWU - Mount Royal 86-69

Rather predictable result in Langley, BC where fourth ranked Spartans (7-9) beat 7th ranked Mount Royal (2-13) 86-69 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-69. Spartans outrebounded Mount Royal 53-33 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American point guard Tristan Smith (183-86) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Denny McDonald chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Four Spartans players scored in double figures. Guard Deng Awak (186) produced 7 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Nick Loewen (196) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spartans maintains fourth position with 7-9 record, which they share with Lethbridge. Mount Royal lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Spartans will face Wolfpack (#5) in Kamloops, BC in the next round.
Top scorers:
Mount Royal: A.Abraha 10+2reb+1ast, K.Wilson 9+3reb, N.Loewen 8+8reb, D.Awak 7+10reb+4ast, O.Ogun 6+2reb, J.Gardener 6+3reb
TWU: T.Smith 18+5reb+4ast, D.McDonald 17+8reb, J.Bakuteka 13+2reb+1ast, T.Jackson 11+7reb, M.Perrin 9+8reb+5ast, T.Heinrichs 6+9reb
gschID: 190629


UFV - UNBC 88-70

Not a big story in a game in Abbotsford, BC where 6th ranked Timberwolves (5-11) were defeated by third ranked Cascades (9-7) 88-70 on Saturday. The game without a history. Cascades led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Cascades forced 19 Timberwolves turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Samuel Freeman (191) who scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. Simon Hudson chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Guard Charles Barton (193) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and point guard Francis Rowe (178) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Timberwolves' coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Cascades maintains third position with 9-7 record having just two points less than leader UBC, which they share with Calgary. Timberwolves lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UNBC: C.Barton 20+7reb+3ast, F.Rowe 16+5reb+1ast, J.Araujo 15+2reb+3ast, D.Stark 9+4reb+2ast, J.Rybachuk 7+2reb+7ast, B.Cheng 2+1ast
UFV: S.Freeman 28+5reb+1ast, S.Hudson 17+7reb, K.Parchment 13+7reb+3ast, S.Ashkenazy 10+4reb, M.Dulay 9+4reb+2ast, A.Khaira 4+4reb
gschID: 190626


Regina - Alberta 76-75

Top ranked Golden Bears (13-3) recorded its third loss in Regina, SK. Visitors were edged by seventh ranked Cougars (6-10) 76-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Golden Bears. Golden Bears were ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 24-19 charge of Cougars, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Golden Bears outrebounded Cougars 39-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Forward Paul Gareau (201) saved the victory by scoring 23 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Forward Connor Burns (201) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. Naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds and forward Adam Weir (201) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Golden Bears. Golden Bears' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cougars maintains seventh position with 6-10 record. Golden Bears at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Alberta: K.Otieno 26+7reb+2ast, A.Weir 16+7reb, T.Watson 12+1reb, Y.Ouahrig 6+2reb+7ast, S.Saffa 5+9reb+4ast, R.Dewar 5+2reb+1ast
Regina: P.Gareau 23+4reb, D.Mole 14+2ast, C.Burns 14+9reb+2ast, B.Hebert 11+12ast, S.Nostedt 8+4reb+1ast, F.Brown 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 190625


Manitoba - Lethbridge 104-94

Everything went according to plan in Winnipeg, MB where third ranked Bisons (12-5) won against 6th ranked Pronghorn (7-9) 104-94 on Saturday. Pronghorn was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 28-13 charge of Bisons, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Pronghorn turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Jonar Huertas (183) who scored 34 points (!!!). American guard Stephan Walton (178-87, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in 27 points and 4 assists. Walton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Alex Fletcher (185) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and center Derek Waldner (201) added 17 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Pronghorn's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bisons have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser Pronghorn dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lethbridge: A.Fletcher 21+10reb+5ast, J.Chief-Morris 18+6reb+1ast, D.Waldner 17+10reb, L.Reiter 15+4reb+1ast, M.Duce 11+2reb+1ast, C.Johnson 8+1reb+4ast
Manitoba: J.Huertas 34+4reb, S.Walton 27+4reb+4ast, Y.Ozsayiner 14+11reb+2ast, K.Oliver 13+9reb+4ast, B.Speer 12+2reb+1ast, W.Anders 4+5reb
gschID: 190624


Brandon - Saskatchewan 73-69

There was an upset in Brandon, MB where second-ranked Huskies (11-5) were defeated by eighth ranked Bobcats (4-12) 73-69 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-10. But Huskies won second period 17-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Huskies outrebounded Bobcats 46-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Ilarion Bonhomme who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Kenonte Ramsey chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Matthew Forbes (198) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and guard Evan Ostertag (183) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Bobcats maintains eighth position with 4-12 record. Loser Huskies keep the second place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: M.Forbes 21+15reb, E.Ostertag 14+1reb+4ast, A.Henry 12+2reb+1ast, P.Burns 7+9reb, B.Baker 7+8reb+2ast, J.Karwacki 6+2reb+1ast
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 22+5reb+7ast, K.Ramsey 21+5reb+2ast, R.Smith 14+1reb+1ast, J.Reaves 6+8reb+1ast, T.Scott 6+6reb, P.Matulu 2+1reb
gschID: 190623


Lakehead - Laurier 101-75

No shocking result in a game in Thunder Bay, ON where second ranked Thunderwolves (10-5) smashed 6th ranked Golden Hawks (4-11) 101-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. Thunderwolves led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Thunderwolves outrebounded Golden Hawks 50-39 including a 38-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Ryan Thomson (201-90) chipped in 25 points. Five Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. Guard Maxwell Allin (193) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds and guard Jamar Forde (190) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderwolves have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-5 record having just two points less than leader UBC. Loser Golden Hawks keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Thunderwolves will have a break next round. Golden Hawks will play at home against Marauders (#3) in Hamilton, ON.
Top scorers:
Laurier: M.Allin 24+8reb+3ast, J.Forde 15+11reb+3ast, W.Coulthard 14+2reb+6ast, A.Walters 9+4reb+1ast, A.Obano 3, M.Chesson 3+8reb+2ast
Lakehead: R.Thomson 25+2reb+1ast, G.Carter 16+5reb+6ast, Y.Salhia 14+12reb+5ast, D.Harvey 12+4reb+6ast, B.Johnson 10+5reb+2ast, J.Hart 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 190622


Toronto Univ. - Queen's 76-77

Seventh-ranked Blues (2-12) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Golden Gaels (10-6) in Toronto, ON on Saturday. The visitors from Kingston, ON managed to secure only one-point victory 77-76. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-76. The best player for the winners was guard Sukhpreet Singh (188) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. Guard Ryan Golden (183) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Golden Gaels players scored in double figures. Golden Gaels' coach Stephan Barrie used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Arun Kumar (183) produced 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Dylan Churchill (185) added 20 points respectively for the hosts. Golden Gaels maintains fourth position with 10-6 record. Blues lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Kumar 21+5reb+6ast, D.Churchill 20+3reb, A.Hill 12+5reb+4ast, B.Garvin 9+7reb+2ast, N.Irvine 6+6reb+1ast, D.Laurin 5+5reb
Queen's: S.Singh 23+2reb+7ast, R.Golden 16+5reb, R.Roberts 13+5reb+2ast, C.Samuels 10+6reb+3ast, J.Asefa 5+5reb+1ast, N.Misljencevic 4+4reb
gschID: 190621


Ottawa - York 93-78

Rather expected game in Ottawa, ON where 6th ranked Lions (5-10) were defeated by third ranked Gee-Gees (12-4) 93-78 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gee-Gees. Lions was better in third quarter 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) who scored 23 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. The former international guard Warren Ward (196-89) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Isaac Akeem (190-90) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and guard David Tyndale (180) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Five Gee-Gees and four Lions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gee-Gees maintains third position with 12-4 record having just -1 point less than leader UBC. Lions lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
York: I.Akeem 19+5reb+1ast, D.Tyndale 17+3reb+4ast, N.Tufegdzich 13+8reb+1ast, A.Rados 11+4reb+2ast, R.Isaac 8, M.Ziobrowski 7+6reb+1ast
Ottawa: J.Berhanemeskel 23+4reb+6ast, M.L'Africain 18+2reb+4ast, W.Ward 18+6reb+2ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 13+7reb+1ast, V.Gill 12+2reb+1ast, M.Tihani 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 190620


Carleton - Laurentian 90-66

Rather predictable result in Ottawa, ON where first ranked Ravens (15-1) outscored 5th ranked Voyageurs (8-7) 90-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ravens outrebounded Voyageurs 38-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Tyson Hinz (198-91) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Philip Scrubb (190-92) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Alex Ratte produced 25 points and 5 rebounds and guard Manny Pasquale (183) added 20 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ravens have an impressive 15-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-1 record. Loser Voyageurs dropped to the third place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Laurentian: A.Ratte 25+5reb+2ast, M.Pasquale 20+2reb+2ast, G.Serresse 14+7reb, T.Carter-Newman 4+1reb+1ast, J.Budd 3+5reb, N.Yengue 0+3reb+1ast
Carleton: T.Hinz 22+8reb+3ast, P.Scrubb 19+5reb+6ast, T.Scrubb 16+7reb+5ast, C.Springer-Williams 9+3reb+1ast, D.Penner 8+1reb, K.Blain 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 190619


Laval - Bishop's 69-67

A very interesting game took place in Quebec City, QC. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Gaiters (6-4) to fifth ranked Rouge et Or (3-7) 69-67 on Saturday evening. Gaiters were ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 21-17 charge of Rouge et Or, which allowed them to win the game. Thibaud Dezutter notched 20 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, college: High School) supported him with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Four Rouge et Or players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by center Mike Andrews (208) did not help to save the game for Gaiters. Forward Jeremy Leonard-Smith (193) added 9 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Rouge et Or maintains fifth position with 3-7 record. Gaiters at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bishop's: M.Andrews 14+8reb+2ast, J.Bermillo 12+2reb+3ast, T.Hunter 11+4reb+2ast, P.Kabongo 9+1reb+3ast, J.Leonard-Smith 9+6reb+3ast, S.Ring 6+3reb+6ast
Laval: T.Dezutter 20+5reb+3ast, B.Hadzimuratovic 13+13reb, K.Demers-Belanger 12+3reb+5ast, R.Mathieu 10+3reb+2ast, K.Amrani 5+2reb+3ast, A.Beaumier 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 190618


UQAM - Concordia 65-58

Round 26 in CIS means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Montreal, QC where host Citadines (4-7) beat league's leader Stingers (6-4) 65-58 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stingers. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-58. Citadines forced 23 Stingers turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Alexandre Bernard (196) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Richard Kwaku Addai (183-88) chipped in 20 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds and Ivorian forward Kafil Eyitayo (201) added 7 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Stingers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Citadines maintains fourth position with 4-7 record. Stingers at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Bishop's. They were replaced at the leadership position by UBC. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Concordia: E.Laroche 20+9reb+1ast, K.Desmarais 11+3reb+5ast, K.Eyitayo 7+12reb, M.Tajfel 6+3reb, Z.Brisebois 6+4reb+1ast, J.Blake 5+1reb+1ast
UQAM: R.Kwaku Addai 20+1reb, A.Bernard 17+8reb+5ast, V.Lanctot-Fortier 10+6reb+2ast, A.Pivovar 8+3reb+3ast, P.Tamba 6+4reb+3ast, N.Audet 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 190617


Dalhousie - Cape Breton 74-76

Fourth-ranked Tigers (6-7) made lots of trouble for top-ranked Capers (14-0) in Halifax, NS on Saturday. The visitors from Sydney, NS managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tigers. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 32-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Kayon Mayers (185) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Meshack Lufile (203) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Capers players scored in double figures. Forward Simon Marr (203) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard John Traboulsi scored 5 points and 12 rebounds. Capers have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-0 record. Loser Tigers keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with St.Francis X.. Capers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tigers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Halifax, NS Huskies.
Top scorers:
Dalhousie: S.Marr 20+6reb+3ast, W.Yengue 12+5reb+1ast, H.Abdullahi 10+5reb+3ast, J.Reid 9+4reb+2ast, D.Stedman 7+6reb+1ast, D.Norris 7+2reb+5ast
Cape Breton: K.Mayers 21+4reb+5ast, J.Dorsey 14+2reb+3ast, A.Geugjes 14+3reb+1ast, S.Mccormick 11+7reb+1ast, M.Lufile 9+11reb+2ast, C.Kasongo 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 190616


St.Francis X. - Memorial 94-73

Not a big story in a game in Antigonish, NS where 8th ranked Sea Hawks (1-13) were outplayed by fourth ranked X-Men (6-7) 94-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by X-Men. Sea Hawks was better in third quarter 32-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. X-Men forced 21 Sea Hawks turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Will Donkoh (185) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Tyrell Vernon (185-88) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists. Four X-Men players scored in double figures. Vasilije Curcic produced 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Noel Moffatt added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. X-Men maintains fourth position with 6-7 record, which they share with Dalhousie. Sea Hawks lost thirteenth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Memorial: V.Curcic 27+7reb+4ast, R.Wood 13+1reb+1ast, N.Moffatt 12+10reb+3ast, C.Gould 8+3reb+1ast, B.Mendonca 7+2reb+1ast, A.Kisusi 4+2reb+1ast
St.Francis X.: T.Vernon 23+4ast, S.Coupland 19+3reb+1ast, W.Donkoh 17+13reb+2ast, R.Madera 11+5reb+1ast, J.Tyrrell 8+2reb+2ast, M.Macdonald 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 190615


St.Mary's - UPEI 90-73

There was a surprise result in Halifax, NS where seventh ranked Huskies (4-9) won against second-ranked Panthers (8-4) 90-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Huskies. Panthers was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Huskies shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 53.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Panthers' players. The best player for the winners was Jordan Lee who scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Nigerian guard Harry Ezenibe (190-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Huskies players scored in double figures. Huskies' coach Jonah Taussig allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Terrence Brown (186) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Lorenzo Parker added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Huskies moved-up to sixth place, which they share with New Brunsw. Loser Panthers dropped to the third position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UPEI: T.Brown 20+7reb+4ast, D.Smith 12+3reb+1ast, L.Parker 12+7reb+3ast, J.Kendrick 6+2reb+2ast, J.Duke 6+2reb+1ast, G.Doane 6+10reb+1ast
St.Mary's: J.Lee 23+7reb+4ast, R.Halpin 20+4reb+2ast, K.Thomas 14+9reb+2ast, H.Ezenibe 10+13reb+4ast, M.Pink 9+1reb+6ast, J.McAvoy 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 190614


Western - Guelph 71-68

There was an upset in London, ON where higher ranked Gryphons (5-10) were edged by eighth ranked Mustangs (2-13) 71-68 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gryphons won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mustangs forced 21 Gryphons turnovers. Gryphons were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Quinn Henderson (193) who scored 22 points and 4 steals. Forward Charlie Drouin (196) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Four Mustangs players scored in double figures. Forward Daniel McCarthy (190) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Jack Beatty (190) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mustangs moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Mount Royal. Gryphons lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with ten games lost. Mustangs will face league's leader Lancers in Windsor, ON in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Guelph: D.McCarthy 18+9reb+6ast, J.Beatty 13+7reb, K.Malcolm 11+1reb+2ast, Z.Angus 8+1reb+4ast, M.Clark 6+7reb, S.Cornelissen 2+1reb
Western: Q.Henderson 22+4reb+2ast, R.Higgins 12+1reb+2ast, C.Drouin 11+12reb+1ast, J.Bernard 10+4reb+6ast, P.Scholtes 8+1reb, G.Johnson 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 190612


Acadia - New Brunsw. 85-69

No shocking result in a game in Wolfville, NS where second ranked Axemen (9-3) defeated 6th ranked Varsity Reds (4-9) 85-69 on Saturday. The game without a history. Axemen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Varsity Reds turnovers. Varsity Reds were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Tyler Scott (188) who scored 22 points. The former international forward Owen Klassen (208-91) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Four Axemen players scored in double figures. Guard William Mc Fee (190) produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Jordan Irvine (193) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Axemen maintains second position with 9-3 record having 3 victories less than leader UBC. Varsity Reds lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: W.Mc Fee 18+6reb+7ast, J.Irvine 17+4reb+1ast, M.Daley 9+3reb+5ast, R.Smith 8+6reb, M.Fazzolari 6, A.O'Brien 6+2reb
Acadia: T.Scott 22+4reb+2ast, O.Klassen 18+7reb+3ast, A.Sears 12+1reb, B.States 11+6reb+4ast, S.Stoqua 7+1reb+3ast, J.Tull 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 190611


McMaster - Brock 94-75

Rather expected game in Hamilton, ON where 5th ranked Badgers (5-10) were rolled over by third ranked Marauders (8-7) 94-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 53-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Marauders forced 19 Badgers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Badgers' players. The best player for the winners was center Taylor Black (201) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Nathan Mccarthy (203) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Five Marauders players scored in double figures. Guard Issack Egueh (183) produced 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Mark Gibson (198) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marauders maintains third position with 8-7 record having four points less than leader UBC, which they share with Laurentian. Loser Badgers dropped to the fourth place with ten games lost. Marauders will face Golden Hawks (#6) in Waterloo, ON in the next round. Badgers will play on the road against Warriors in Waterloo, ON.
Top scorers:
Brock: I.Egueh 19+6reb+5ast, M.Gibson 16+5reb+1ast, J.Tipping 13+7reb, D.Mukendi 8+2ast, C.Smith 7, M.Luby 3+4reb
McMaster: T.Black 22+8reb+5ast, J.Rocca 18+3reb+2ast, N.Mccarthy 13+11reb+1ast, S.Laws 13+2reb+1ast, A.Redpath 10+4reb+10ast, R.Boney 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 190610


TRU - Victoria 65-80

Rather predictable result in Kamloops, BC where second ranked Vikies (11-5) beat 5th ranked Wolfpack (6-11) 80-65 on Saturday. Vikies have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-5 record behind leader UBC, which they share with Saskatchewan. Wolfpack lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Vikies will have a break next round. Wolfpack will play at home against Spartans (#4) in Langley, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 190628


Waterloo - Windsor 71-83

Not a big story in a game in Waterloo, ON where 7th ranked Warriors (3-12) were defeated by first ranked Lancers (12-3) 83-71 on Saturday. Lancers have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-3 record. Loser Warriors keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Lancers will face Mustangs (#8) in London, ON in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Warriors will play at home against Badgers in St.Catharines, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 190613



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Guangdong ST 23-3 
 2. Shandong FB 19-7 
 3. Beijing Ducks 18-8 
 4. Xinjiang FT 16-11 
 5. Liaoning H. 15-11 
 6. DongGuan L. 15-11 
 7. Shanxi Zh. 15-12 
 8. Guangsha L. 14-13 
 9. Zhejiang CB 13-13 
 10. Bayi R. 12-15 
 11. Foshan LL 11-15 
 12. TianJin S. 10-16 
 13. Jiangsu D. 10-16 
 14. Jilin NE T. 10-17 
 15. Fujian QB 8-18 
 16. Shanghai S. 8-19 
 17. Qingdao E. 7-19 

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 27: Fujian QB - Bayi R. 95-101
Jan. 27: Shanghai S. - Guangdong ST 72-97
Jan. 27: Liaoning H. - Zhejiang CB 119-117
Jan. 27: DongGuan L. - Jilin NE T. 116-104
Jan. 27: Qingdao E. - Xinjiang FT 115-122
Jan. 27: Jiangsu D. - Beijing Ducks 105-94
Jan. 27: Guangsha L. - TianJin S. 105-83
Jan. 27: Shanxi Zh. - Shandong FB 101-109

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 29: Jiangsu D. - TianJin S.
Jan. 29: Guangdong ST - Jilin NE T.
Jan. 29: Qingdao E. - Shanxi Zh.
Jan. 30: Zhejiang CB - Beijing Ducks
Jan. 30: DongGuan L. - Liaoning H.
Jan. 30: Foshan LL - Bayi R.
Jan. 30: Shandong FB - Guangsha L.
Jan. 30: Fujian QB - Shanghai S.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.5 
 2. Randolph, Foshan31.7 
 3. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 4. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Liaoning.30.8 
 6. Haislip, DongGuan.29.8 
 7. Daniels, Qingdao E.29.0 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.28.9 
 9. Marbury, Beijing28.4 
 10. Harris, Jiangsu D.28.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.4 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.0 
 3. Randolph, Foshan13.9 
 4. Li, Liaoning H.13.0 
 5. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.9 
 6. Abbas, Shandong FB12.4 
 7. Wang, Fujian QB12.4 
 8. Ramos, Guangsha L.11.7 
 9. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.3 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.10.2 
 2. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.6 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB5.6 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.3 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. Forbes, Guangsha5.0 
 7. McGrady, Qingd.4.8 
 8. Qahwash, Jiang.4.8 
 9. Liu, Shanghai S.4.6 
 10. Douby, Zhejiang4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.7 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 5. Han, Bayi R.2.2 
 6. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.1 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB2.0 
 8. Marbury, Beijing2.0 
 9. Akognon, Liaoning.1.9 
 10. Co, Xinjiang FT1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.2 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST2.0 
 5. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.7 
 6. Haislip, DongGuan.1.7 
 7. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.6 
 8. Morris, Beijing Du.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Wang, Bayi R.1.5 


Marcus Haislip claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Marcus Haislip (208-F-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for DongGuan L. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 32-year old forward had the game-high 51 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for DongGuan L. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Jilin NE T. (#14, 10-17) 116-104. DongGuan L. is placed at 6th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. DongGuan L. will need more victories to improve their 15-11 record. In the team's last game Haislip had a remarkable 56.5% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be DongGuan L.'s top player in his first season with the team. University of Tennessee graduate has very impressive stats this year. Haislip is in league's top in points (7th best: 28.8ppg) and averages solid 1.7bpg,57.9% FGP and 66.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports) of Jilin NE T.. Spencer impressed basketball fans with 46 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Jilin NE T. lost that game 104-116 to the higher-ranked DongGuan L. (#6, 15-11). This loss caused Jilin NE T. to drop to 14th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-17 record. Spencer is a newcomer at Jilin NE T. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Mike Harris (198-F-83) of Jiangsu D. (#13). Harris got into 30-points club by scoring 38 points in the last round. He went also for seventeen rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of Jiangsu D., leading his team to a 105-94 win against the higher-ranked Beijing Ducks (#3, 18-8). The chances of Jiangsu D. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harris could try to bring Jiangsu D.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Harris has individually a great season in China. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.3ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 12.9rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh. - 21 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
5. XiaoXu Li (206-C-90) of Liaoning H. - 16 points, 20 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Guangsha L. - 29 points and 10 rebounds
7. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) of Fujian QB - 23 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Kai Zhang (212-C-82) of DongGuan L. - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Quincy Douby (191-G-84) of Zhejiang CB - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Eddy Curry (211-C/F-82) of Zhejiang CB - 27 points and 11 rebounds

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



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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Kvarner 2010 10-2 
 2. KK Zagreb 9-3 
 3. Jolly 8-4 
 4. Alkar Sinj 8-4 
 5. Djuro Djakovic 7-5 
 6. Zabok 5-7 
 7. Darda 5-7 
 8. Krizevci 5-7 
 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. 27: Zabok - Krizevci 93-68
Jan. 26: Jolly - Djuro Djakovic 91-98
Jan. 27: KK Zagreb - Darda 83-69
Jan. 26: Osjecki Sokol - Alkar Sinj 81-83
Jan. 26: Dubrovnik - Kvarner 2010 73-81

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 2: Zabok - Dubrovnik
Feb. 2: Krizevci - Osjecki Sokol
Feb. 2: Alkar Sinj - Jolly
Feb. 2: Djuro Djakovic - KK Zagreb
Feb. 2: Darda - Kvarner 2010


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, Zabok17.4 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci16.0 
 6. Peric, Dubrovnik15.4 
 7. Peraica, Darda14.9 
 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. Poscic, KK Zagreb5.8 
 7. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.5 
 8. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 9. Skific, Kvarner5.3 
 10. Ross, Jolly5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.6 
 3. Glavinic, Darda3.9 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.3 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.3 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.1 
 8. Blajic, Djuro D.3.1 
 9. Lez, Zabok3.1 
 10. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, KK Zagreb2.3 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.2 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 4. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.8 
 5. Maric, Zabok1.5 
 6. Krapic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.1.5 
 8. Krivec, Kvarner1.4 
 9. Glavinic, Darda1.4 
 10. Surina, 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. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 9. Cvjetkovic, Krizev.0.6 
 10. Diminic, Zabok0.5 


A1 Round 12: Jolly loses to Djuro Djakovic - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Sibenik between second ranked Jolly (8-4) and fifth ranked Djuro Djakovic (7-5) on Saturday night. Jolly was defeated by Djuro Djakovic in a tough game at home 91-98. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Jolly. Djuro Djakovic forced 22 Jolly turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Jolly helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for forward Toni Brnas (201-91) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) contributed with 23 points for the winners. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) replied with 36 points (!!!) and 5 assists for Jolly. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Djuro Djakovic have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-5 record. Jolly at the other side dropped to the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Alkar Sinj. Djuro Djakovic are looking forward to face league's second-placed KK Zagreb at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jolly will play against Alkar Sinj and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A1 top team - Kvarner 2010 (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-11) 81-73. Worth to mention a quality performance of Slovenian guard Bojan Krivec (188-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and Dino Cinac who added 20 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Mislav Peric (191-88) with 27 points. Kvarner 2010 maintains first position with 10-2 record. KK Dubrovnik lost eighth consecutive game. KK Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Kvarner 2010 will play against Vrijednosnice OS (#7) in Darda in the next round where they are favorite. KK Dubrovnik will play on the road against KK Zabok in Zabok to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Zabok supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked Krizevci (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked KK Zabok (5-7). KK Zabok smashed Krizevci 93-68 on Sunday. The winners were led by Antonio Vlaic who scored that evening 20 points and 8 rebounds. Even 25 points and 6 rebounds by Ivan Cvjetkovic did not help to save the game for Krizevci. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Zabok moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Krizevci and Darda. KK Zabok will meet at home bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) in the next round. Krizevci will play against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek and hope to secure a win.
Ninth-ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-10) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Alkar Sinj (8-4) in Osijek. The visitors from Sinj managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Josip Matic who scored 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used entire bench in such tough game. Alkar Sinj have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Jolly. Osjecki Sokol lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. Alkar Sinj's next round opponent will be Jolly (#3) in Sibenik, which may be the game of the day. Osjecki Sokol will play on the road against Krizevci (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 12 Darda was beaten by KK Zagreb on the road 83-69.
The most impressive performance of 12th round was 32 points and 15 rebounds by Tomislav Petrovic of KK Zagreb.


Zabok - Krizevci 93-68

The game in Zabok supposed to be also quite interesting. 7th ranked Krizevci (5-7) played at the court of eighth ranked KK Zabok (5-7). KK Zabok smashed Krizevci 93-68 on Sunday. The game without a history. KK Zabok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KK Zabok made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. The winners were led by center Antonio Vlaic (204-91) who scored that evening 20 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian forward Petar Maric (196-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) supported him with 14 points. Four KK Zabok players scored in double figures. Even 25 points and 6 rebounds by center Ivan Cvjetkovic (205-85) did not help to save the game for Krizevci. American point guard Patrick Rembert (185-89, college: Cal-Irvine) added 14 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Zabok moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Krizevci and Darda. KK Zabok will meet at home bottom-ranked KK Dubrovnik (#10) in the next round. Krizevci will play against Osjecki Sokol (#9) in Osijek and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Krizevci: I.Cvjetkovic 25+6reb+3ast, P.Rembert 14+6reb+2ast, M.Zrnic 9+2reb, I.Svoboda 6+1ast, S.Krstanovic 6+4reb, I.Cusek 5+1reb
Zabok: A.Vlaic 20+8reb+1ast, R.Lez 14+3ast, P.Maric 14+3reb+1ast, A.Crnjevic 10+4reb, N.Vladovic 9+2reb, F.Bundovic 7+2reb
gschID: 196649


KK Zagreb - Darda 83-69

No shocking result in a game when second ranked KK Zagreb (9-3) beat at home 6th ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-7) 83-69. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb. Vrijednosnice OS was better in third quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when KK Zagreb won last quarter 22-9. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Tomislav Petrovic (203-85) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds. International Marko Car (188-85) chipped in 25 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Josip Glavinic (192-82) who recorded 25 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Luka Panduric (192-93) added 14 points and 8 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) respectively. KK Zagreb maintains second position with 9-3 record behind leader Kvarner 2010. Vrijednosnice OS at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. KK Zagreb's next round opponent will be Djuro Djakovic (#5) in Slavonski Brod. Vrijednosnice OS will play at home against the league's leader Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka.
Top scorers:
Darda: J.Glavinic 25+9reb+7ast, L.Panduric 14+8reb+1ast, D.Meznaric 9+7reb+1ast, M.Peraica 8+2reb+1ast, M.Hrncic 7+8reb+2ast, A.Bicvic 2+1reb+2ast
KK Zagreb: T.Petrovic 32+15reb+3ast, M.Car 25+3reb+2ast, M.Poscic 11+9reb+2ast, N.Garma 6+1reb+2ast, K.Zganec 4+1reb, J.Segaric 3+1reb+12ast
gschID: 196646


Osjecki Sokol - Alkar Sinj 81-83

Ninth-ranked Osjecki Sokol (2-10) used its home court advantage to challenge fourth ranked Alkar Sinj (8-4) in Osijek. The visitors from Sinj managed to secure only two-point victory 83-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as Osjecki Sokol took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Alkar Sinj had a 23-13 second period charge getting the lead and Osjecki Sokol was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-83. The best player for the winners was Josip Matic (202-92) who scored 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Domagoj Kanaet (197-93) chipped in 7 points and 10 rebounds. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used entire bench in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) who recorded 26 points and 6 assists and swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) added 22 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Alkar Sinj have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Jolly. Osjecki Sokol lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. Alkar Sinj's next round opponent will be Jolly (#3) in Sibenik, which may be the game of the day. Osjecki Sokol will play on the road against Krizevci (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osjecki Sokol: I.Tomeljak 26+1reb+6ast, V.Budimir 22+8reb, D.Rados 12+3reb, Z.Tucakovic 9+3reb, A.Sarac 3+2reb+1ast, M.Raic 3+1reb+1ast
Alkar Sinj: L.Zitko 17, N.Gaurina 11+2reb, J.Matic 10+5reb+4ast, A.Bilic 9+1reb+2ast, R.Jugo 9+4reb+2ast, D.Kanaet 7+10reb+2ast
gschID: 196648


Dubrovnik - Kvarner 2010 73-81

A1 top team - Kvarner 2010 (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked KK Dubrovnik (1-11) 81-73. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-17. But KK Dubrovnik won second period 27-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a quality performance of Slovenian guard Bojan Krivec (188-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and forward Dino Cinac (198-88) who added 20 points during the contest. Four Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Mislav Peric (191-88) with 27 points and swingman Dino Jakolis (200-91, college: Valparaiso) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kvarner 2010 maintains first position with 10-2 record. KK Dubrovnik lost eighth consecutive game. KK Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Kvarner 2010 will play against Vrijednosnice OS (#7) in Darda in the next round where they are favorite. KK Dubrovnik will play on the road against KK Zabok in Zabok to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Dubrovnik: M.Peric 27+1reb, D.Jakolis 13+10reb, I.Bogdanovic 8+4reb+1ast, F.Najev 6+4reb+1ast, M.Proleta 6, D.Hajdic 2
Kvarner 2010: D.Cinac 20+3reb, B.Krivec 19+2reb+4ast, J.Skific 17+3reb+2ast, D.Stipcic 10+3reb+2ast, J.Surina 6+3reb+1ast, H.Sirko 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 196645


Jolly - Djuro Djakovic 91-98

The most important game in the last round took place in Sibenik between second ranked Jolly (8-4) and fifth ranked Djuro Djakovic (7-5) on Saturday night. Jolly was defeated by Djuro Djakovic in a tough game at home 91-98. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Jolly. Djuro Djakovic forced 22 Jolly turnovers. 33 personal fouls committed by Jolly helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for forward Toni Brnas (201-91) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Djuro Djakovic players scored in double figures. American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) replied with 36 points (!!!) and 5 assists and forward Mate Mrva (195-83) added 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Jolly. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Djuro Djakovic have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-5 record. Jolly at the other side dropped to the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Alkar Sinj. Djuro Djakovic are looking forward to face league's second-placed KK Zagreb at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Jolly will play against Alkar Sinj and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 36+4reb+5ast, M.Mrva 19+12reb+1ast, D.Vrsaljko 13+3reb, D.Bubalo 9+3reb+1ast, L.Katura 5+4reb+1ast, J.Gulam 4+5reb
Djuro Djakovic: M.Batina 23+4reb+3ast, T.Brnas 22+9reb+1ast, M.Sarlija 19+5reb+2ast, H.Puljko 18+5reb+3ast, J.Blajic 9+3reb+4ast, P.Zivkovic 3+3reb+6ast
gschID: 196647



Adriatic League: Strawberry and Zizic pace Cibona to win in Bosnia and Herzegovina - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin - Cibona 81:89

D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) and Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) teamed up for 48 points to help Cibona earn a tough road win over Siroki WWin in the Adriatic League championship. The win allowed the Croatian team climb at 7-12 record in the ladder.
Siroki WWin snatched a 21:20 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Cibona turned things around in the second quarter. The Croats went on a 20:15 rally to take a 41:37 halftime advantage. Siroki WWin bounced back in the third term. The hosts picked up the tempo and exploded with 28 points in the quarter to ensure a one-point advantage heading into the fourth period. Siroki WWin seemed to be en route to a comfortable win as they led 78:68 midway through the fourth frame. But Cibona answered with a 10:0 run to level things up at 78. Johnathon Jones put the hosts in front but the visitors followed with 11 points in a row to seal the victory. Davor Kus (192-G-78, agency: Interperformances) produced 15 points for Cibona. Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) netted 22 points for Siroki WWin. Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) had 21 points in the loss.

Siroki WWin: Ivan Ramljak 22, Zeljko Sakic 21
Cibona: D.J. Strawberry 24, Andrija Zizic 24, Davor Kus 15



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 25: AEK - AEL 86-38
Jan. 25: Omonia - Apollon 78-75
Jan. 26: Keravnos - Apoel 75-74
Jan. 26: Etha - ENAD 63-51

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 29: Apollon - Apoel
Jan. 29: ENAD - AEK
Jan. 30: Omonia - Etha
Jan. 30: AEL - Keravnos


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Allen, Omonia19.5 
 2. Brown, Apollon19.5 
 3. Pesic, AEL16.4 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL16.2 
 5. Aleksic, AEL15.9 
 6. Crocker, Keravnos15.9 
 7. Fisher, AEK15.8 
 8. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 9. Diggs, Omonia14.1 
 10. Williams, Etha13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.0 
 2. Pesic, AEL8.4 
 3. Brown, Apollon7.2 
 4. Aleksic, AEL7.2 
 5. Diggs, Omonia7.1 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Kaskiris, ENAD6.3 
 8. Fisher, AEK6.2 
 9. Bolden, ENAD6.2 
 10. Morrison, Apoel5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby MAZE
  Keravnos
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Maze, Keravnos5.4 
 2. Diggs, Omonia5.2 
 3. Aleksic, AEL4.3 
 4. Demertzis, Kerav.4.1 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon4.0 
 6. Palalas, AEL3.8 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 8. Panteli, AEK3.2 
 9. Adegboye, Etha2.9 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel2.3 
 3. Diggs, Omonia2.0 
 4. Dorsey, Apollon1.8 
 5. Kremen, Apoel1.8 
 6. Poole, Etha1.7 
 7. Brown, Apollon1.7 
 8. Hamilton, ENAD1.7 
 9. Panteli, AEK1.7 
 10. Adegboye, Etha1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Outerbridge, AEL1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Apollon1.7 
 3. Baker, Omonia1.5 
 4. Vaughn, Keravnos1.5 
 5. Harrison, AEK1.4 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.2 
 7. Morrison, Apoel1.0 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, ENAD0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

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 11-12 
 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 5-18 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 26: BC Kolin - Chomutov 95-80
Jan. 25: CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 81-71
Jan. 27: Usti n/Labem - Levice 79-76
Jan. 26: NH Ostrava - B&W Opava 72-68
Jan. 26: Svitavy - BK Decin 70-90
Jan. 26: USK Praha - BK Pardubice 59-89

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 2: BC Kolin - Svitavy
Feb. 1: Chomutov - CEZ Nymburk
Feb. 2: BK Prostejov - USK Praha
Feb. 2: BK Pardubice - J.Hradec
Feb. 2: B&W Opava - Usti n/Labem
Feb. 2: Levice - BK Decin

Round 16

Feb. 5: CEZ Nymburk - J.Hradec


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.16.8 
 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. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.5 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.5 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.6 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Mroz, Svitavy7.0 
 8. Field, BC Kolin6.9 
 9. Simmons, Levice6.8 
 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. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 5. Kemp, Levice4.1 
 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. Welsch, CEZ N.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.1 
 5. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 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. 15-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 10-8 
 4. JBC Brno 9-9 
 5. Proton Zlin 9-9 
 6. Liberec 9-9 
 7. Litomerice 8-9 
 8. Sokol P. 8-9 
 9. Ostrava 8-10 
 10. Nymburk B 7-11 
 11. Kara Trutnov 7-11 
 12. U19 2-6 
 13. Sokol V. 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 27: Sokol H.K. - Sokol V. 99-91
Jan. 25: Sparta Praha - Sokol P. 89-75
Jan. 25: Liberec - JBC Brno 84-81
Jan. 25: Ostrava - Loko Plzen 82-69
Jan. 27: Litomerice - Kara Trutnov 80-64
Jan. 27: Proton Zlin - Nymburk B 78-71

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 1: Loko Plzen - Sparta Praha
Feb. 1: Sokol P. - Sokol H.K.
Feb. 3: Sokol V. - Liberec
Feb. 3: JBC Brno - Litomerice
Feb. 3: Kara Trutnov - Proton Zlin
Feb. 1: Nymburk B - Ostrava


Czech Republic NBL round 24 best performance: Emanuel Ubilla - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rican-American guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-G-86, agency: Court Side) had a great game in the last round for BC Kolin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 26-year old player got a double-double of 17 points and 12 assists, while his team beat Chomutov (#10, 8-15) 95-80. BC Kolin maintains the 6th position in Czech Republic NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. BC Kolin will need more victories to improve their 13-10 record. Ubilla turned to be BC Kolin's top player in his first season with the team. Emanuel Ubilla averages this season 15.9ppg and 5.7apg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Showron Glover (180-PG-87) of Chomutov. Glover had a very good evening with 35 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Chomutov lost that game 80-95 to the higher-ranked BC Kolin (#6, 13-10). Chomutov is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-15 record. Glover is a newcomer at Chomutov, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another BC Kolin's star - forward David Machac (205-F-80). Machac scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of BC Kolin, helping his team with a 95-80 easy win against the lower-ranked Chomutov (#10, 8-15). BC Kolin needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 10 lost games. Machac has a very solid season. In 22 games in Czech Republic he scored 11.2ppg. He also has 4.4rpg and FGP: 51.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) of Svitavy - 29 points and 9 rebounds
5. Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Levice - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Brad Reese (199-F-88) of Usti n/Labem - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Zbynek Pospisil (206-F/C-81) of BK Pardubice - 21 points and 6 rebounds
8. Petr Bohacik (205-F-85) of BK Pardubice - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) of Svitavy - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Levell Sanders (189-G-75) of BK Decin - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists

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



NBL Round 24: BLNO Round 21: Centrum defeats Froya Basket in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nymburk. First ranked host CEZ Nymburk (21-1) defeated 4th ranked BK Prostejov (14-9) 81-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. They outrebounded BK Prostejov 43-32 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Radek Necas (205-80) who added 9 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was international Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) with 21 points and 6 rebounds. CEZ Nymburk have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. BK Prostejov at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face BK Lions Hradec (#11) in J.Hradec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Prostejov will play at home against USK Praha (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem managed to get a fifth victory. This time they edged seventh-ranked Levice 79-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levice. The winners were led by American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Stefan Licartovsky supported him with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Even 26 points by American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) did not help to save the game for Levice. Levice's coach Oleg Meleschenko tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Usti nad Labem maintains thirteenth position with 5-18 record. Levice at the other side keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. BK Usti nad Labem will play against higher ranked B&W Opava (#12) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Levice will play against BK Decin (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Praha supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked BK Pardubice (15-7) played at the court of 8th ranked USK Praha (10-13). BK Pardubice smashed USK Praha 89-59 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USK Praha. The best player for the winners was Petr Bohacik who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Boris Meno who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 15-7 record having six points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser USK Praha keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. BK Pardubice will meet at home BK Lions Hradec (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USK Praha will play against BK Prostejov and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 24: B&W Opava lost to NH Ostrava on the opponent's court 68-72. Svitavy was outscored by BK Decin in a home game 70-90. Chomutov recorded a loss to BC Kolin on the road 95-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 35 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals by Showron Glover of Chomutov.


Usti n/Labem - Levice 79-76

Bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem managed to get a fifth victory. This time they edged seventh-ranked Levice 79-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levice. Levice cut a 15-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. The winners were led by American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the former international forward Stefan Licartovsky (196-84) supported him with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Reese is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 26 points by American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) did not help to save the game for Levice. Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) added 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Levice's coach Oleg Meleschenko tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Usti nad Labem maintains thirteenth position with 5-18 record. Levice at the other side keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. BK Usti nad Labem will play against higher ranked B&W Opava (#12) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Levice will play against BK Decin (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: S.Licartovsky 19+5reb+3ast, B.Reese 16+14reb+2ast, T.McFadden 15+3reb+1ast, L.Horak 8+5reb+3ast, T.Hruby 8+2reb, J.Krakovic 6+1reb+1ast
Levice: B.Fields 26+3reb, W.Kemp 19+8reb+1ast, S.Nuhanovic 14+13reb+2ast, J.Simmons 8+5reb+1ast, R.Nuber 4+5reb, T.Mrvis 3+2reb
gschID: 183070


USK Praha - BK Pardubice 59-89

The game in Praha supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked BK Pardubice (15-7) played at the court of 8th ranked USK Praha (10-13). BK Pardubice smashed USK Praha 89-59 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of USK Praha. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to USK Praha's 26 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. BK Pardubice had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Petr Bohacik (205-85) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Zbynek Pospisil (206-81) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Stanislav Votroubek (212-81) added 13 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 15-7 record having six points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser USK Praha keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. BK Pardubice will meet at home BK Lions Hradec (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USK Praha will play against BK Prostejov and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: Z.Pospisil 21+6reb+1ast, P.Bohacik 20+8reb+1ast, T.Nelson 12+1reb, E.Zabas 10+5reb+6ast, L.Kotas 9+1reb+3ast, C.Muirhead 8+7reb+4ast
USK Praha: S.Votroubek 13+3reb+2ast, D.Fait 11+3reb+1ast, B.Meno 10+8reb+1ast, M.Vocetka 7+2reb+2ast, M.Sotnar 6+1reb+3ast, M.Mares 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183072


NH Ostrava - B&W Opava 72-68

Very expected game when 12th ranked B&W Opava (6-17) was defeated on the road by second ranked NH Ostrava (17-7) 72-68 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-14. But B&W Opava won second period 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. Guard Ludek Jurecka (199-83) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Krystof Vlcek (194-91) who recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. B&W Opava's coach Petr Czudek let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. NH Ostrava maintains second position with 17-7 record having two points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. B&W Opava lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 17 games lost. NH Ostrava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: R.Ames 16+3reb+5ast, L.Jurecka 14+6reb, M.Gniadek 11+6reb+2ast, A.Dufault 10+2reb+1ast, J.Stehlik 8+3reb+1ast, A.Ciz 7+5reb+4ast
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 15+5reb+1ast, K.Vlcek 13+8reb+3ast, M.Vanak 11+5reb+2ast, M.Miklosik 9+5reb, J.Sirina 8+3reb+2ast, L.Sokolovsky 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183071


Svitavy - BK Decin 70-90

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked BK Decin (13-9) smashed on the road 9th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (8-15) 90-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-70. The best player for the winners was American guard Patrick Pope (183-81, college: St.Augustine) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. The former international Jakub Houska (207-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) who recorded 29 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) added 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BK Decin maintains fifth position with 13-9 record. Loser Basketbal Svitavy keeps the ninth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Chomutov. BK Decin will meet Levice (#7) on the road in the next round. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BC Kolin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Pope 19+5reb+3ast, L.Stria 13+1reb+1ast, A.Alic 13+2reb+1ast, J.Houska 11+11reb+2ast, L.Sanders 10+5reb+7ast, R.Landa 9+6reb
Svitavy: P.Mroz 29+9reb+1ast, M.Deloach 20+8reb+5ast, P.Harcar 6+4reb, P.Milos 5+1ast, J.Jelinek 3+3reb, P.Andres 3
gschID: 183069


BC Kolin - Chomutov 95-80

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Levharti Chomutov (8-15) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked BC Kolin (13-10) 95-80 on Saturday. BC Kolin made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. BC Kolin outrebounded Levharti Chomutov 44-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward David Machac (205-80) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Puerto Rican-American guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists. BC Kolin's coach Predrag Benacek used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Showron Glover (180-87) who recorded 35 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and his fellow American import forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Five BC Kolin and four Levharti Chomutov players scored in double figures. BC Kolin maintains sixth position with 13-10 record. Levharti Chomutov lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. BC Kolin will meet at home Basketbal Svitavy (#9) in the next round. Levharti Chomutov will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: D.Machac 29+7reb, E.Ubilla 17+5reb+12ast, S.Zuzak 17+5reb+1ast, R.Field 14+12reb+1ast, D.Bolds 10+11reb+3ast, U.Benacek 8+1reb
Chomutov: S.Glover 35+9reb+7ast, J.Fields 13+10reb+1ast, L.Pecka 11+2reb, A.Zampach 11+8reb+1ast, P.Stanek 8+1reb, V.Honomichl 2
gschID: 183074


CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 81-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nymburk. First ranked host CEZ Nymburk (21-1) defeated 4th ranked BK Prostejov (14-9) 81-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. They outrebounded BK Prostejov 43-32 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Radek Necas (205-80) who added 9 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was international Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) with 21 points and 6 rebounds and forward Ondrej Kohout (204-91) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. CEZ Nymburk have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 21-1 record. BK Prostejov at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face BK Lions Hradec (#11) in J.Hradec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Prostejov will play at home against USK Praha (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 16+5reb, P.Houska 12+4reb+3ast, M.Pavkovic 12+2reb+2ast, T.Carter 11+4reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 10+7reb+1ast, R.Necas 9+8reb+2ast
BK Prostejov: K.Svrdlik 21+6reb, O.Kohout 15+9reb, D.Pandula 14+5reb+3ast, P.Slezak 11+5reb+2ast, J.Prasil 8+3reb+2ast, R.Marko 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183073



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 19-2 
 2. Horsens IC 17-5 
 3. Bakken 16-5 
 4. SISU 12-9 
 5. Naestved 11-10 
 6. Randers 10-11 
 7. Horsholm 7-13 
 8. Vaerlose 6-15 
 9. Aarhus BC 5-16 
 10. Aalborg 1-18 

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. 27: Horsens IC - Aalborg 74-73
Jan. 24: Naestved - Svendborg 66-99
Jan. 27: Bakken - Vaerlose 107-65

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 5: SISU - Bakken
Feb. 6: Naestved - Randers
Feb. 6: Svendborg - Aarhus BC
Feb. 7: Aalborg - Vaerlose


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 IC21.3 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.4 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 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. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 8. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 9. Iversen, Bakken7.5 
 10. Moritz, SISU7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Ortega, Randers7.4 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.8 
 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: 3.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.2 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Delk, Vaerlose2.3 
 4. Nielsen, SISU2.3 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 6. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.9 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.7 
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.1.6 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.2 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.1 
 7. Smith, SISU1.0 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose0.9 
 9. Thomann, Horse.0.9 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Lemvig 12-3 
 2. Falcon 12-3 
 3. Amager BK 12-3 
 4. BMS Skovlunde 10-5 
 5. Virum 9-6 
 6. Stevnsgade 8-7 
 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. 26: BMS Skovlunde - Stevnsgade 77-79
Jan. 23: Haderslev - Lemvig 69-95
Jan. 26: Glostrup - Amager BK 68-104
Jan. 26: ALBA - Falcon 41-88

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 1: Aarhus BF - Virum
Feb. 2: Amager BK - ALBA
Feb. 2: Stevnsgade - Jonstrup
Feb. 2: Falcon - BMS Skovlunde
Feb. 2: Lemvig - Koge BK
Feb. 3: Haderslev - Glostrup


Ligaen Round 24: Horsens IC edges Aalborg by one point - by Eurobasket News

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

Tenth-ranked Aalborg (1-18) made lots of trouble for second ranked Horsens IC (17-5) on Sunday. Horsens IC managed to secure only one-point victory 74-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC forced 24 Aalborg turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So.) who scored 27 points and 5 steals. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. Horsens IC maintains second position with 17-5 record having just one points less than leader Svendborg. Aalborg lost ninth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Horsens IC are looking forward to face Bakken (#3) in Aarhus in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aalborg will play at home against the league's leader Svendborg (#1) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Horsens IC (17-5) against seventh ranked Horsholm (7-13) on Thursday night. Host Horsens IC was defeated by Horsholm in a tough game in Horsens 82-90. It was a good game for forward Alexander Bak (193-91) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Robert Fields contributed with 20 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Horsholm's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) replied with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Horsens IC. Horsholm maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Horsens IC at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Horsholm will play against higher ranked Naestved (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play against Bakken in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Svendborg delivered the nineteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Naestved (11-10) 99-66. Worth to mention a quality performance of Adama Darboe who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Quinton Doggett with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 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. Svendborg have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-2 record. Loser Naestved keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Svendborg will meet bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against Horsholm (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Aarhus BC (#9) forced the game against Horsholm (#7) into an overtime, but lost by three points 78-81. The game took place in Aarhus. But the guests from Horsholm were better at the end. The winners were led by Attila Kovacs who scored that evening 19 points and 7 rebounds. Horsholm maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Aarhus BC lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 16 games lost. Horsholm's next round opponent will be higher ranked Naestved (#5) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Aarhus BC will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen.
The game in Randers was also quite interesting. 4th ranked SISU (12-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Randers (10-11). Randers managed to secure a 7-point victory 95-88 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. The best player for the winners was Bonell Colas who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Newly promoted Randers maintains sixth position with 10-11 record. Loser SISU keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Randers will face Vaerlose (#8) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Aarhus BC (#9).

In the last two games of round 24 Vaerlose was crushed by Bakken in Aarhus 107-65. Randers smashed Aalborg at home 99-78.


Horsens IC - Aalborg 74-73

Tenth-ranked Aalborg (1-18) made lots of trouble for second ranked Horsens IC (17-5) on Sunday. Horsens IC managed to secure only one-point victory 74-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC forced 24 Aalborg turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So.) who scored 27 points and 5 steals. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian center Milan Bjegovic (211-81) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Horsens IC maintains second position with 17-5 record having just one points less than leader Svendborg. Aalborg lost ninth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Horsens IC are looking forward to face Bakken (#3) in Aarhus in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aalborg will play at home against the league's leader Svendborg (#1) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 27+1reb+2ast, D.Jukic 15+10reb+4ast, K.Thomann 10+8reb+1ast, D.Friedrich 10+3reb+1ast, M.Sakne 7+1reb+2ast, F.Rungby 5+2reb+1ast
Aalborg: A.Jones 27+13reb+1ast, L.Guzman 12+4reb+2ast, M.Bjegovic 11+7reb+1ast, M.Rasmussen 11+3reb+4ast, S.Sorensen 8+6reb+1ast, N.Andreasen 2+2reb+7ast
gschID: 195323


Bakken - Vaerlose 107-65

There was no surprise in Aarhus where 8th ranked Vaerlose (6-15) was crushed by third ranked Bakken (16-5) 107-65 on Sunday. Defending champion maintains third position with 16-5 record having just three points less than leader Svendborg. Loser Vaerlose keeps the eighth place with 15 games lost. Bakken will face league's second-placed Horsens IC in Horsens in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vaerlose will play at home against Randers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 195322


Aarhus BC - Horsholm 78-81 OT

Aarhus BC (#9) forced the game against Horsholm (#7) into an overtime, but lost by three points 78-81. The game took place in Aarhus. But the guests from Horsholm were better at the end. Aarhus BC was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 22-16 charge of Horsholm, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 9-6. The winners were led by Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) who scored that evening 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Brenton Butler (190-87, college: Fordham) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Charles Funches (203-88, college: Hampton) did not help to save the game for Aarhus BC. His fellow American import swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Aarhus BC players scored in double figures. Horsholm maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Aarhus BC lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 16 games lost. Horsholm's next round opponent will be higher ranked Naestved (#5) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Aarhus BC will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: A.Kovacs 19+7reb, B.Butler 14+5reb+1ast, Z.Jukic 9+5reb, A.Bak 9+6reb+4ast, C.Hesseldal 7+5reb, B.Marinkovic 6+1reb
Aarhus BC: C.Funches 20+8reb+1ast, A.Elsner 16+2reb+2ast, R.Dezouvre 15+9reb+5ast, R.Laier 13+8reb, J.Wang 3+4reb+3ast, R.Soby Dalboge 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 195320


Randers - SISU 95-88

The game in Randers was also quite interesting. 4th ranked SISU (12-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Randers (10-11). Randers managed to secure a 7-point victory 95-88 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SISU. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 28-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Randers made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Forward Christian Nielsen (201-86, college: Wagner) chipped in 27 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Damon Smith (200-88, college: Mary) who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-90) added 19 points and 8 assists respectively. Newly promoted Randers maintains sixth position with 10-11 record. Loser SISU keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Randers will face Vaerlose (#8) on the road in the next round. SISU will play against Aarhus BC (#9).
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 28+17reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 27+5reb+8ast, D.Ocana 15+5reb+2ast, P.Nielsen 7+1reb+1ast, M.Ortega 7+1reb+10ast, C.Jorgensen 5+3reb+2ast
SISU: D.Smith 21+8reb+3ast, M.Nielsen 19+3reb+8ast, M.Dennis 17+2reb+4ast, R.Garlauskas 8+1reb, Z.Moritz 8+9reb, U.Promolds 7
gschID: 195321


Naestved - Svendborg 66-99

Leader Svendborg delivered the nineteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Naestved (11-10) 99-66. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Naestved managed to win fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svendborg shot 60.3 percent from the field and made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Svendborg forced 24 Naestved turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Svendborg looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Svendborg made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88) who added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five Svendborg players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Quinton Doggett (203, college: Southern) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and forward Martin Hoirup (195-82) scored 13 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. Svendborg have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-2 record. Loser Naestved keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. Svendborg will meet bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against Horsholm (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: A.Darboe 17+2reb+4ast, N.Degn-Andersen 16+1reb, G.Washington 12+3reb+5ast, M.Plannthin 11+5reb+5ast, C.Magaard 10+4reb+3ast, D.Rutherford 10+2reb+1ast
Naestved: M.Hoirup 13+4reb+1ast, Q.Doggett 10+10reb, C.Walker 8+5reb+1ast, A.Murphy 8+1reb, J.McFarlane 7+2reb+5ast, L.Hoirup 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195319


Horsens IC - Horsholm 82-90

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Horsens IC (17-5) against seventh ranked Horsholm (7-13) on Thursday night. Host Horsens IC was defeated by Horsholm in a tough game in Horsens 82-90. The guests were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-22 Horsens IC's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 90-82 at the end of the game. Horsholm made 28-of-33 charity shots (84.8 percent) during the game, while Horsens IC only scored twelve points from the stripe. Horsholm brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. Horsens IC was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Alexander Bak (193-91) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Robert Fields (185-88, college: Catawba) contributed with 20 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Fields is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Horsholm's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) replied with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) added 21 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Horsens IC. Four Horsholm and five Horsens IC players scored in double figures. Horsholm maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Horsens IC at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Horsholm will play against higher ranked Naestved (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play against Bakken in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: R.Fields 20+3reb+1ast, A.Bak 14+6reb+5ast, C.Hesseldal 12+6reb, B.Marinkovic 11+8reb+1ast, R.Hansen 10+2reb, Z.Jukic 9+11reb+1ast
Horsens IC: K.Thomann 21+9reb+1ast, D.Jukic 19+9reb+4ast, S.Bowlin 16+2reb+5ast, F.Rungby 14+8reb+4ast, D.Friedrich 10+5reb+1ast, M.Sakne 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 195318


Randers - Aalborg 99-78

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Randers (10-11) smashed at home bottom-ranked Aalborg (1-18) 99-78 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 58-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Randers outrebounded Aalborg 44-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Aalborg was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Damian Ocana (198-86) chipped in 29 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Milan Bjegovic (211-81) who recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) added 13 points and 9 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) respectively. Four Aalborg players scored in double figures. 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 Randers maintains sixth position with 10-11 record. Aalborg lost ninth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Randers will face Vaerlose (#8) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against the league's leader Svendborg.
Top scorers:
Randers: D.Ocana 29+7reb+2ast, B.Colas 29+14reb+2ast, C.Nielsen 12+5reb+6ast, M.Ortega 6+2reb+12ast, P.Nielsen 6+6reb+1ast, N.Nielsen 4
Aalborg: M.Bjegovic 21+7reb+2ast, A.Jones 13+9reb+1ast, N.Andreasen 12+2reb+2ast, L.Guzman 10+5reb+4ast, J.Kristiansen 9, S.Sorensen 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 230997



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 17-10 
 2. Canton C. 17-10 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 15-9 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 14-11 
 5. Erie Bay H. 13-10 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 12-14 
 7. Springfield A. 8-16 
 8. Iowa E. 6-18 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 17-8 
 2. Rio Grande VV 15-9 
 3. Austin T. 14-10 
 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 35

Jan. 27: Maine RC - Springfield A. 120-112
Jan. 27: Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA 111-78
Jan. 27: Austin T. - Rio Grande VV 106-91
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. Mack, Maine RC20.5 
 4. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 5. Joseph, Austin T.19.9 
 6. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 7. Summers, Maine RC19.5 
 8. Fortson, Los A.19.2 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.7 
 10. Downs, Maine RC18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.2 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.4 
 4. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 5. Harris, Iowa E.9.6 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.9.4 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin9.1 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.8.8 
 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.5.3 
 8. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 9. Joseph, Austin T.4.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Canton4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Downs, Maine RC2.1 
 3. Hannah, Santa C.2.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 5. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 6. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 7. Wright, Maine RC1.9 
 8. Fortson, Los A.1.9 
 9. Wright, Iowa E.1.8 
 10. Johnson, Rio G.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. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 7. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 8. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 9. Flowers, Los A.1.9 
 10. Foster, Sioux F.1.9 


Tornike Shengelia claims D-League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented Georgian Tornike Shengelia (203-PF-91) had a great game in the last round for Springfield A. and that's him to receive a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 21-year old power forward had a double-double of 24 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Santa Cruz W. (#3, 15-9) 111-100. Springfield A. maintains the 7th position in D-League. Springfield A. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-15 record. In the team's last game Shengelia had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Springfield A., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Tornike Shengelia averages just after three games 28.3ppg, 13.7rpg and 7.0apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old swingman Paul Harris (193-F/G-86) of Iowa E.. Harris impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Iowa E. lost that game 101-107 to the higher-ranked Canton C. (#1, 17-10). Iowa E. managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. 18 lost games are too many comparing to just six victories Iowa E. managed to get this year. Harris is a newcomer at Iowa E. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Damian Saunders (200-F-88) of Sioux Falls S. (#4). Saunders showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Saunders' great performance Sioux Falls S. lost 104-123 to #2 ranked Rio Grande VV. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Sioux Falls S. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 11 lost games. Saunders has a very solid season. In 10 games in D-L he scored 11.1ppg. He also has 4.8rpg, 1.4bpg and FGP: 66.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Walker Russell (183-G-82) of Reno B. - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
5. Damion James (201-F-87) of Bakersfield J. - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Coby Karl (196-G-83) of Idaho S. - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Toure Murry (195-G-89) of Rio Grande VV - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88) of Canton C. - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86) of Rio Grande VV - 20 points and 10 rebounds
10. Willie Reed (206-F-90) of Springfield A. - 16 points and 13 rebounds

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



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  EBA   

Standings

EBA Standings
Northern Division
 1. Harrisburg H. 0-0 
 2. N.Y. Wizards 0-0 
 3. N.Y.Primetime 0-0 
 4. New Jersey B. 0-0 
 5. Westchester D. 0-0 
Southern Division
 1. Maryland B. 2-0 
 2. Richmond R. 0-0 
 3. Washington M. 0-0 
 4. Bad News B. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Feb. 9: Westchester D. - N.Y. Wizards
Feb. 10: Harrisburg H. - Washington M.



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  ESTONIA   


Baltic League: Kalev/Cramo roll over Rudupis - by Eurobasket News

Kalev/Cramo - Rudupis 80:68

Kalev/Cramo roll over Rudupis at Top 16 Stage of Baltic League. The Estonian team improved to 3-0 record on top of Group F. The Lithuanian team suffered their first loss and dropped at 2-1 record on the second place.
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 during the game. Kalev/Cramo outrebounded Rudupis 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Frank Elegar (208-C-86, college: Drexel) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds. Ty Abbott (192-G-88, college: Arizona St.) added 19 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) during the contest. At the losing side Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) responded with 19 points. Gintaras Kadziulis (192-G-80) and Vene scored 15 points each in a loss.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Apollon
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Brown, Apollon22.2 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.22.0 
 4. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 5. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 6. Dixon, Karsiyaka18.9 
 7. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.18.8 
 8. Flowers, Kataja18.4 
 9. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.4 
 10. Burtt, Tofas17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.11.7 
 2. Bader, Szolnok11.4 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Brown, Apollon8.8 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 7. Elonu, Tofas8.6 
 8. May, Paris-Levallo.8.6 
 9. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 10. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.7.5 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.5 
 3. Dixon, Karsiyaka6.1 
 4. Jordan, Telekom6.0 
 5. Deane, Khimik5.9 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 7. Kudrautsau, Tsmoki.5.4 
 8. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.2 
 10. Kramer, EWE B.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.9 
 2. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 3. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.6 
 6. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 7. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.2.1 
 9. Johnson, Timisoara2.0 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Goodridge, Khimik1.9 
 3. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 4. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 5. Vasiliev, Krasni.1.7 
 6. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.5 
 7. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.4 
 8. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.1.3 
 10. Archie, Timisoara1.2 



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.5 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.17.7 
 3. Langford, EA7 A.17.0 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.1 
 5. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 6. Weems, CSKA15.2 
 7. Jerrells, Besiktas14.9 
 8. Krstic, CSKA14.6 
 9. Bogdanovic, Fener..14.3 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija9.8 
 2. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.3 
 3. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA7.0 
 6. Mahalbasic, Asseco6.8 
 7. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos6.4 
 9. Lasme, Panathin.6.2 
 10. Thompson, ALBA6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.9 
 2. Planinic, Khimky5.9 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi5.5 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 5. Blassingame, Assec.5.1 
 6. Cook, EA7 Armani5.0 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.3 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.2 
 10. Westermann, Parti.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jamon Lukas GORDON
  Anadolu .
  (191-SG-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gordon, Anadolu2.0 
 2. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.9 
 3. Hickman, Maccabi1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 5. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 6. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 7. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 8. Cook, EA7 Armani1.4 
 9. Djedovic, ALBA1.4 
 10. Schilb, Chalon1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.0 
 2. Tomic, FCB Regal1.5 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A1.5 
 4. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 5. Ress, Montepaschi1.3 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.2 
 7. Gordon, Partizan1.1 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.1 
 9. Slaughter, Real M.1.1 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA1.1 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 20-5 
 2. Kataja 20-5 
 3. KTP 20-6 
 4. Pyrinto 19-7 
 5. Kauhajoki 16-10 
 6. LrNMKY 13-13 
 7. Kouvot 12-14 
 8. Salon Vilpas 8-18 
 9. Lapua 8-18 
 10. Korihait 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: Kouvot - Kataja 61-91
Jan. 27: Kauhajoki - Korihait 102-70

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 30: Korihait - Lapua
Jan. 30: Kauhajoki - Kouvot
Jan. 30: Nilan Bisons - Salon Vilpas
Jan. 30: KTP - LrNMKY
Jan. 30: Kataja - Pyrinto
Jan. 30: Namika Lahti - FoKoPo


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, Kouvot19.5 
 5. Logins, LrNM.17.8 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua17.7 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.5 
 8. Flowers, Kataja16.7 
 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, Kauhajoki9.0 
 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. Smith, Kataja5.0 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 6. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 7. Gibson, LrNM.4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.4 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.0 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.8 
 2. Smith, 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. Barrett, KTP1.7 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Barrett, KTP1.5 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 5. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Giles, KTP0.9 
 9. Hampton, Lapua0.9 
 10. Dyer, Korihait0.9 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 14-3 
 2. ToPo 12-5 
 3. BC Nokia 10-6 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 10-8 
 5. Oulun NMKY 9-7 
 6. Huima 6-10 
 7. Ura Basket 5-12 
 8. Pyrinto II 5-12 
 9. SayRi 4-12 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 14-5 
 2. KaU Koris 14-7 
 3. TuNMKY 12-7 
 4. Jarvenpaa 12-7 
 5. BC Jyvaskyla 8-12 
 6. HBA-Marsky 8-12 
 7. Espoo Basket 5-14 
 8. JyWe 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

A

Jan. 25: Porvoon Tarmo - BC Nokia 81-71
Jan. 27: Oulun NMKY - Ura Basket 80-87
Jan. 27: Tapiolan Honka - ToPo 73-101
Jan. 27: Huima - SayRi 105-96

B

Jan. 27: BC Jyvaskyla - Espoo Basket 96-78
Jan. 27: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 81-91
Jan. 25: KaU Koris - HBA-Marsky 78-73
Jan. 27: JyWe - TuNMKY 54-99
Jan. 27: Kerava ET - KaU Koris 101-91

Regular Season: Round 20

A

Feb. 1: ToPo - Porvoon Tarmo
Feb. 2: Oulun NMKY - Pyrinto II
Feb. 3: BC Nokia - Huima
Feb. 3: SayRi - Ura Basket

B

Jan. 31: TuNMKY - Jarvenpaa
Feb. 2: JyWe - KaU Koris
Feb. 2: Kerava ET - Espoo Basket
Feb. 3: BC Jyvaskyla - Kerava ET
Feb. 3: Jarvenpaa - JyWe
Feb. 3: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.9 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.6 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.7 
 4. Jallow, Jarvenpaa22.8 
 5. Mays, Huima22.1 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.7 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET19.7 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II19.5 
 9. Tate, Porvoon19.2 
 10. Coleman, Oulun N.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pierre JALLOW
  Jarvenpaa
  (203-F/C-79)
  Avg: 15
 1. Jallow, Jarvenpaa15.0 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 3. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.1 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET13.1 
 5. Stephens, Huima12.0 
 6. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.7 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.3 
 9. Capers, ToPo11.1 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.6 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.6 
 3. Ginty, ToPo4.4 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.4 
 5. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.0 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 7. Mays, Huima3.8 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa3.5 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Little, Kerava ET2.9 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.8 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 5. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 6. Capers, ToPo2.0 
 7. Viita, Jarvenpaa1.9 
 8. Andersen, Espoo B.1.9 
 9. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.9 
 10. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia1.9 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.9 
 5. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.8 
 6. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 7. Young, Porvoon1.4 
 8. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.3 
 9. Capers, ToPo1.3 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


Jallow's double-double lands him 1st Division Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old power forward Pierre Jallow (203-F/C-79) had a great game in the last round for Jarvenpaa and receives a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat HBA-Marsky (#6, 8-12) 91-81. Jarvenpaa maintains the 4th position in Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Jarvenpaa will need more victories to improve their 12-7 record. It's Jallow's second year at Jarvenpaa and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Pierre Jallow averages this season 22.3ppg and 14.6rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Nafis Ricks (188-G) of BC Jyvaskyla. He is American guard in his first season at BC Jyvaskyla. In the last game Ricks recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead BC Jyvaskyla to another comfortable win 96-78 over slightly lower-ranked Espoo Basket (#7, 5-14) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed BC Jyvaskyla to move up to 5th position in group B. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-12 record. Ricks is a newcomer at BC Jyvaskyla and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.1ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 9.5rpg and 4.5apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Shaquille Johnson (190-G-90) of SayRi (#9). Johnson got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. Despite Johnson's great performance SayRi lost 96-105 to the higher-ranked Huima (#6, 6-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. SayRi can only dream about fighting for top spots in group A. They have rather bad season and 4-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Johnson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. The season just started for Johnson as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cory Abercrombie (201-PF-85) of Huima - 30 points and 10 rebounds
5. Jerrah Young (203-F-85) of Porvoon Tarmo - 15 points and 16 rebounds
6. Nolan Richardson (188-G-84) of Ura Basket - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Andre Stephens (202-F-87) of Huima - 19 points and 16 rebounds
8. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of BC Nokia - 21 points and 7 rebounds
9. Samuli Oja (191-F-93) of Jarvenpaa - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Russell Frederick (185-PG-88) of Oulun NMKY - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

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



KORISLIIGA: Kataja is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 26: Two contests tonight. Kataja (Joensuu) is winning, rolling and taking place # 1 right now in Top League. This time Kouvot (Kouvola) had no chances even at home, when Kataja won by 30 points 61-91 (32-42). Gilberto Clavell (201-F-89, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Sam Houston St.) helped Kouvot (12-14) with 13 pts and Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Winona St.) scored game high 18 pts for Kataja (20-5). Sami Lehtoranta added 17 pts.
At Kauhajoki local Karhu beat UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) by 32 points 102-70 (48-32). Karhu won all four quarters. All 11 home team players had points and the most minutes were given this time to Matias Ojala (197-F-89) (24:42 min). So easy was to win tonight. Tremaine Ford (206-F/C-86, college: CS Northridge) had a double-double 20pts/15rbs and Ojala added 14 pts for Karhu (16-10). Mikko Jalonen (186-PG-82) was again the leading scorer (19pts) on Korihait (8-18) roster.

Kouvot - Kataja 61-91 (32-42). (Gilberto Clavell 13, Chris Hester 12/12, Lamarr Greer 11 - Jonte Flowers 18/7, Sami Lehtoranta 17; Dan Coleman 12. A: 963).
Karhu - UU-Korihait 102-70 (48-32). (Tremaine Ford 20/15/3b, Matias Ojala 14, Henri Hirvikoski 14 - Mikko Jalonen 19, Demond Watt 12, Villematti Kopio 10. A: 549).



1.DIVISION: ToPo crushed Honka 101-73 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 17: Three contests tonight. In Helsinki area Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) visiting neighbour city Espoo and crushing Honka (Tapiola) by 28 points 73-101 (42-51). ToPo stopped Honka's Tuomas Iisalo (195-SF-82, agency: Court Side), then Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) fouled out in 14:42 minutes and the rest was easy. ToPo (12-5) won all four quarters. Elias Kajander (196-F-80) had a double-double 18pts/10rbs, HL Coleman (202-F-74, college: Wyoming) netted 18 pts and Marcus Capers (193-G-89, college: Washington St.) added with 16 pts. Malik Moore (192-G-77, college: Amer.Internat.) led Honka (10-8) with 21 points.
In Oulu local YMCA was in big troubles with Ura Basket (Kaarina), played then better during the last quarter, but the visitors had had too long lead: Ura Basket won 80-87 (34-52). Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.), Division 1 A scoring leader (26,94 ppg), led Ura Basket (5-12) with 31 points. Santeri Latvala (186-PG-91) scored 20 and Bobby Nash (198-G/F-84) 18 pts. Jari Vanttaja (209-F/C-86, college: Baylor) led YMCA Oulu (9-7) with 23 pts.

Neighbours Huima (Aanekoski) and Riento (Saynatsalo) needed badly a victory, but SayRi lost the chances by poor rebounding and lackness of fighting spirit. Huima (6-10) won 105-96 (60-46). Newcomer Cory Abercrombie (201-PF-85, college: Independence CC) got an excellent start in his first game in Finland: 30pts/10rbs. DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Youngstown St.) played long moments with four fouls adding 22 pts: Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) made a double-double 19pts/16rbs. American G Shaquille Johnson (190-G-90, college: Marshall) helped Riento (4-12) with 31 pts. Newcomer Rolando Little (206-F-86, college: Idaho St.) started with 22 pts in his first game on team roster. Eryk Thomas (200-C/F-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) fouled out in 25:39 minutes.

Honka - ToPo 73-101 (42-51). (Malik Moore 21, Tero Laitinen 13/9, Ilkka Sirola 12/8 - Elias Kajander 18/10, HL Coleman 18, Marcus Capers 16/9. A: 768).
YMCA Oulu - Ura Basket 80-87 (34-52). (Jari Vanttaja 23, Russell Frederick 17, Henri Vihavainen 17 - Nolan Richardson 31/6a, Santeri Latvala 20, Bobby Nash 18. A: 284).
Huima - SayRi 105-96 (60-46). (Cory Abercrombie 30/10, DeAndre Mays 22, Andre Stephens 19/16 - Shaquille Johnson 31, Rolando Little 22, Kosti Naukkarinen 10. A: 381).



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  FRANCE   


Jean-Stephane Rinna claims French NM1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for St Chamond and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 19 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Rennes (#15, 4-12) 83-72. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. St Chamond is placed at 14th position in French NM1. St Chamond is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-11 record. Rinna has many years of experience at St Chamond, through which he has constantly improved. Jean-Stephane Rinna averages this season 10.4ppg and 6.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-F-80, agency: TSS Management) of Rueil. Ocokoljic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Rueil to another comfortable win 78-61 over CFBB (#16, 0-16) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Rueil keeps 9th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ocokoljic is a newcomer at Rueil and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#9). He also registered 5.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Nigerian Corey Raji (198-F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) of Quimper (#4). Raji scored 27 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). Despite Raji's great performance Quimper lost 88-89in overtime to the lower-ranked Sorgues (#10, 8-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Quimper needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 5 lost games. Raji has a great season in France. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.1rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daviin Davis (193-F-85) of Blois - 21 points and 6 rebounds
5. Gregory Lessort (197-F/C-85) of Vichy - 15 points and 7 rebounds
6. Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) of Sorgues - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) of St Chamond - 16 points and 6 rebounds
8. Florian Thibedore (193-G/F-90) of Quimper - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-F/C-78) of Monaco - 22 points and 3 rebounds
10. Anthony Christophe (190-G-83) of Monaco - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 9 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)



French ProB round 20 best performance: Clevin Hannah - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87, agency: Court Side) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Evreux, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 25-year old player got a double-double of 28 points and 10 assists, while his team beat Boulogne (#6, 12-8) 86-71. Evreux maintains the 2nd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Evreux will need more victories to improve their 15-5 record. In the team's last game Hannah had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Former Wichita State University star has very solid stats this year. Hannah is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.2ppg), assists (7th best: 5.1apg) and averages impressive 60.0% FGP and 47.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Olivier Romain (182-PG-88) of St Quentin. Romain had a very good evening with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course St Quentin cruised to a 81-70 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Nantes (#12, 8-12). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. St Quentin keeps 11th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Romain is one of the most experienced players at St Quentin and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-F-83, agency: Two Points) of Bourg (#8). Sonko scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 104-83 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Rouen (#10, 10-10). Bourg needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 9 lost games. Sonko has a very solid season. In 17 games in France he scored 16.5ppg. He also has 6.4rpg and FGP: 51.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 18 points and 16 rebounds
5. Benoit Mangin (198-G-88) of Le Portel - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 13 assists
6. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jason Siggers (188-SG-85) of Lille - 29 points and 4 rebounds
8. Justin Burrell (206-F-88) of Chalons-Reims - 20 points and 11 rebounds
9. Errick Craven (188-G-83) of St Vallier - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists
10. John Williamson (199-F/C-86) of Fos Ouest - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Brian Green injured again - by Aleksa Nikolic

In great form last night (13 points in 17 '),Brian Greene (204-F-81, college: Colorado St.) the evening was unfortunately ended prematurely for , forced out through injury. Inside U.S. has indeed given a sprained ankle after a collision with Mehdi Cheriet , and is no longer reappeared on the floor of the evening.

Since the beginning of the season, Greene averaged 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists.



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Adriatic League: Crvena Zvezda ease past MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - MZT Skopje 87:72

Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) scored 25 points and Crvena Zvezda cruised past MZT Skopje in Belgrade. The victory propelled the hosts at 13-6 record in the second place in the ladder.
Crvena Zvezda unloaded 26 points in the first quarter to surge ahead. They rallied to a 6-point lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts increased the tempo even higher in the second quarter. Crvena Zvezda fired 34 points to take a 60:38 halftime lead. MZT Skopje finally managed to limit opponents offence in the third term. The Macedonian team cut the deficit to 14 points with one quarter remaining. But Crvena Zvezda held the visitors to 12 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points, while Vuk Radivojevic (196-G-83) and DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) chipped in 9 points apiece for the winners. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) answered with 12 points for MZT Skopje. Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) had 11 points in defeat.

Crvena Zvezda: Igor Rakocevic 25, Rasko Katic 14, Vuk Radivojevic 9, DeMarcus Nelson 9
MZT Skopje: Todor Gecevski 12, Gjorji Cekovski 11



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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 27: Ratiopharm - B.Muenchen 83-75
Jan. 26: ALBA - LTi 46ers 83-69
Jan. 27: Bremerhaven - Telekom Baskets 75-90
Jan. 27: TBB Trier - s.Oliver Baskets 66-71
Jan. 27: Fraport SKY - Art.Dragons 58-62
Jan. 26: Walter Tigers - Neckar L'burg 56-68
Jan. 26: MBC - Brose Bask. 56-58
Jan. 26: Bayreuth - Phoenix Hagen 103-96

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 7: Brose Bask. - s.Oliver Baskets
Jan. 9: TBB Trier - Neckar L'burg
Jan. 9: Bayreuth - Telekom Baskets
Jan. 9: Walter Tigers - Art.Dragons
Jan. 30: Ratiopharm - LTi 46ers
Jan. 30: Phoenix Hagen - EWE Baskets
Feb. 13: s.Oliver Baskets - MBC
Mar. 3: Fraport SKY - ALBA
Apr. 23: Bremerhaven - Brose Bask.
Jan. 30: NY Phantoms - B.Muenchen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. White, Phoenix17.1 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.7 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.1 
 4. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.7 
 6. Thompson, ALBA15.2 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.15.2 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.13.9 
 9. Redding, Walter T.13.7 
 10. Rice, B.Muenchen13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.0 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport7.2 
 5. King, Art.Dragons6.9 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.8 
 7. Boateng, NY Phant.6.6 
 8. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.5 
 9. Ford, Brose Bask.6.5 
 10. McGhee, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.5 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.9 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 4. White, Phoenix4.2 
 5. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.9 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.3.8 
 7. Redding, Walter T.3.8 
 8. Wood, ALBA3.7 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.6 
 10. Schaffartzik, AL.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. White, Phoenix1.7 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 8. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.5 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.3 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. King, Art.Dragons1.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 10. Frease, Walter T.1.0 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 15-4 
 2. Goettingen 14-5 
 3. Duesseldorf 13-6 
 4. Cuxhaven 12-7 
 5. Karlsruhe 12-7 
 6. Chemnitz 11-8 
 7. Ehingen 10-9 
 8. Heidelberg 9-10 
 9. Jena 9-10 
 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 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 27: Heidelberg - Leipzig 97-70
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 57-48

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: Duesseldorf - Gotha
Feb. 2: Vechta - NBC
Feb. 2: Crailsheim - Karlsruhe
Feb. 2: Leipzig - Goettingen
Feb. 2: Ehingen - Heidelberg
Feb. 2: Kirchheim - Cuxhaven
Feb. 2: Jena - Finke Baskets
Feb. 2: ETB Wohnbau - Chemnitz


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. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.5 
 5. Barker, Jena16.3 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.3 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 8. White, Heidelberg16.2 
 9. Griffin, Gotha16.1 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.5 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.4 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 5. Henley, ETB W.7.7 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.7 
 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, Ehingen4.8 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Barker, Jena4.4 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.3 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.5 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim1.8 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 9. Blackwood, Heidelb.1.5 
 10. Lawson, Chemnitz1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.3 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.7 
 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 9-7 
 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 4-12 
Group South
 1. Dragons 14-2 
 2. Weissenhorn 10-6 
 3. Noerdlingen 10-6 
 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 6-10 
 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. 27: Oldenburg - Stahnsdorf 73-70
Jan. 26: Hannover - Dorsten 100-63

South

Jan. 26: Noerdlingen - Konstanz 88-66
Jan. 26: Licher Baeren - Langen 84-63
Jan. 26: Hanau - TSV Troester 83-73
Jan. 27: Dresden - Weissenhorn 81-90
Jan. 26: Fraport SKY II - Dragons 73-64
Jan. 26: Bayer Giants - Leitershofen 103-88

Regular Season: Round 17

North

Feb. 2: Wulfen - Rist Wedel
Feb. 2: SU Medien - Recklinghausen
Feb. 2: Herten Lions - Schwelm
Feb. 2: Stahnsdorf - BSW Sixers
Feb. 2: Dorsten - Oldenburg
Feb. 2: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Hannover

South

Feb. 2: Dragons - Dresden
Feb. 2: TSV Troester - Bayer Giants
Feb. 2: Langen - Fraport SKY II
Feb. 2: Leitershofen - Noerdlingen
Feb. 3: Weissenhorn - Hanau
Feb. 3: Konstanz - Licher Baeren


The Artland Dragons Dont Need A Shaq When They Have Baby King Shaq - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Every season, there are always certain players that arrive in the Beko BBL where fans get as excited as a little boy does entering Harrods in London in the toy department seeing a life size doll of Mickey Mouse, Tom Brady still does after winning big games in the NFL playoffs or 2012 Dream teamer Anthony Davis possibly getting reved up about pepping up his unibrow with the team colors of the New Orleanes Hornets. Especially in the 2013 season, the Beko BBL was spiced up with an extra abundance of ex NBA players in the league like Brose Baskets Bamberg forward Bostjan Nachbar who hit the Fraport Skyliners in Bamberg with three quick three pointers in the first quarter before Ted Scott could was even able to grab into his holster and use his quick release snipper qualities, Lawrence Roberts who played two seasons in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and already as a rookie could battle with guys like Rudy Gay, Hakim Warrick and even look up to Pau Gasol and inquire where Elvis Pressleys house is for sightseeing purposes. The Beko BBL also got a late treat before Christmas getting another ex NBA player to their roster with Ryan Gomes. If it hadnt been already enough NBA luxury this season getting talented ex New Jersey Nets forward Dennis Horner, they were able to get the American. Gomes is from Cape Verde and is a 30 year old 201cm forward from Waterbury, Connecticut with biggest thrill is sports earning the Billy Finn Award as the top player in Waterbury. He has added range to his outside shooting and bulked up his frame. The result is a quick, agile player who runs the court extremely well, and can defend and rebound inside, even being a little undersized.He played at Providence from 2001-2005 and tore up the NCAA in his senior year playing 31 games: 21.6ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3Pts: 38%. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2005 where he played until 2007. He then played three years for the Minnesota Timberlakes and the last two seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite playing seven years in the NBA and amassing 481 games his claim to fame is being shipped to Minnesota for Kevin Garnett in 2007 and the rest is history. So far in eight games he is averaging 12,8ppg and hauls down 5,9rpg and dished out 1,8apg. He hasnt shown his total package yet, but that is understandable. Basketball expert Steven Clauss had his doubts about Gomes and had this to say shortly before it was made official that Gomes had returned back to the States Gomez is new to Europe coming straight form the NBA and it is never easy to adjust as it is a new world in Europe. He still needs to adjust, but should he adjust, then that could change the play of the Artland Dragons, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. All eyes in the Fraport arena could have been on Gomes if he had still been on the team, but it is also a joy to watch 2013 Beko BBL allstar three point winner Demond Mallet flash his winner style even if he has never played a minute in the NBA. Without ex NBA player Ryan Gomes as well as without athletic flyer Bryce Taylor and 7 time German champion Guido Gruinheid who were injured, they were able to beat the Fraport Skyliners 62-58. The Fraport Skyliners were looking to break their one game losing streak, but played a miserable first half, and got better in the second half and made a comeback in the fourth, but to no avail. In the first half, we played like chickens with their heads cutoff. In the second half, we played with more heart, energy and determination. In the fourth quarter we were carried by Quantez Robertson and Zach peacock that played very aggressive. However at the end like always, we started to come back to late, stressed American point guard Dawan Robinson. The Artland Dragons that have been underachieving as if they were related to the Los Angeles Lakers were riding a three game losing streak, but in Frankfurt came together like a team and played solid for 40 minutes. Even if we are missing guys, we still have a very deep roster that will compensate losses. We had a very good first half where Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) and Brad Buckman carried us. It was an overall very good team performance, stressed Dragon guard Bryce Taylor.

The game marked the return of two ex Skyliners with Brad Buckmann and Anthony King. Buckman who comes from Austin, Texas and can witness bats flying around in the city if bored had played shortly for Frankfurt back in the 2010-2011 season, but was the odd man out when then coach Gordon Herbert chose to pick Joe Dabbert over him for the rest of the season. Buckmann left the team and had two strong seasons in Turkey averaging 19ppg and 9rpg for Antayla and last season 13ppg and 7rpg with Bursa. He was relaxed and carefree after destroying his ex team with 14 points and 13 rebounds and still had nice to say despite the circumstances of how he had left. It was cool to be back. It had been over two years ago when I had played here and I remembered the great fans and atmosphere here. I was excited to play against my ex team and wanted to play well after how I had left the team, but honestly I never held a grudge against the Skyliners. It is a business and they picked Joe Dabbert. I went on to have good seasons in Turkey. It was a blessing in disguise. It was amazing to see how well Buckman and King were able to harmonize in just 72 hours since the arrival of the Texas native. Buckman is a smart player. He knows how to move without the ball and to get to the rebound. He just doesnt need much time to get used to a system no matter what it is. He played very well with King, stated ex Bonn player Bryce Taylor. The system in Spain didnt fit me, but the system of Koch does. I am more of a four and not really to post up. I just know where to be on the court. I am 29 years old and just know the rules well, added Brad Buckmann. Artland didnt need a Gomez. Buckmann was great and they found a great replacement with him, warned Skyliner guard Konstantin Klein.

Anthony King played for the Skyliners in the 2008-2009 season under Murat Didin as a rookie and then played two very strong seasons in the lower league in Cyprus and was able to polish his game being rewarded with a late season pick up by a first division Greek season. For InterCollege Etha Engomis he played EuroChallenge: 8 games: 17.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.1apg, Blocks-1 (2.0bpg), FGP: 53.6%, FT: 76.2%; Cyprus League: 16 games: 14.3ppg, Reb-2 (10.0rpg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-2 (1.8bpg), FGP: 54.1%, 3PT-3 (50.0%), FT: 76.8%; German head coach Stefan Koch became aware of that and hauled him to Artland for the 2011-2012 season. Last season he averaged 9,9ppg and 5,9rpg and has continued to develop well. King returned back to Frankfurt and just dominated in the first half picking off rebounds like apples in an orchard and finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. A few years ago there were rumors that Demond Mallet was trying to get his cousin NBA legend Shaq to play a few games in Belgium, but that never materialized on account of an injury. If Mallet ever had ideas to do that again, he should just look at Anthony King who is playing like a mini Shaq. King was very tough down low. It is great watching him, because he doesnt sit in the post waiting to get the ball, but works to get it. He gave Peacock a hard time. He plays with so much energy and we feed off each other. He is like a mini Shaq for us, stressed Brad Buckmann. King who is a soft spoken American lets his play speak for him, but after the big win, he spent some time reflecting on Frankfurt and his game. I think I have developed well. I dont like to look at my rookie season. It was tough and some things really messed me up. It went as far that I almost didnt come back to Europe. I am thankful for coach Klaus Perwas. He has seen my development and he has seen me improve my inside game. Klaus is a good guy and I value his opinion. I wish I was a mini Shaq. I am no 7.1 300 pound player, but just try my best in each game. Buckman and I really harmonize well. We both go to the glass hard and it is a real motivation to see when he goes as hard to the glass like I do. We really used the mismatches to our advantage today, stressed Anthony King.

If there was one real noticeable thing in the pre game warm ups then it was the gum chewing of 2008 ULEB cup winner Demond Mallet who can chew gum with the best of them except for maybe Kenny Frease who is in a league of his own on the cow pastures. The Fraport Skyliners had been on a six day team building training camp in Tenerifa and it was hoped that they would find a quick answer on the court, but instead witnessed the Artland Dragons race out to a 10-0 lead. King scored twice inside, Buckmann grabbed an offensive rebound and made a put back while little used German Acha Njei who played for the injured Bryce Taylor dropped a three pointer. The Artland Dragons found their rhythm quick on offense and Anthony King and Brad Buckmann were a two man wrecking crew on the boards and making points. The Fraport Skyliners had a tough time getting into rhythm. Frankfurt also had some real bad luck as a few shots rolled around the toilet bowl as if the basket was clogged up. It took Frankfurt almost six minutes to score their first points as it was Quantez Robertsons coring hard on the penetration. He also would be the first Skyliner to score in each quarter. The crashing the boards continued for the Artland Dragons as King and Buckman hauled down two offensive rebounds and secured putbacks. Danilo Barthel and Robertson hit shots to make the 18-8 disadvantage after one quarter not look so bad. The Artland Dragons attacked from the start and were playing very good defense forcing the Skyliners to turnovers and limiting them to one shot. King also was playing. When Frankfurt was trapping or double teaming him, he seemed to have problems though, stressed Fraport Skyliner junior Taylor Brown. The Artland Dragons were shooting 64% from the two point range, and 25% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 20% from the two point range and 29% from outside. The rebounding was crucial as Artland dominated the boards 13-3. Both teams had four turnovers a piece.

In the second quarter, the Artland Dragons continued to dominate the game going on a 8-3 run to extend their lead to 28-11. The Artland big men continued to do what they wanted to inside as Serb Petar Popovic scored a tough hook shot over Johannes Voigtman, King hit a pull up jumper and 2011 French cup winner Marquez Haynes made a off balance shot. Frankfurt continued to be disorganized on offense with two air balls from Robinson and Dowell and King pulled out his Shaq face blocking Quantez Robertson twice. German guard Konstantin Klein stopped the Artland run with a big three pointer. Klein finished with six points and two rebounds in 22 minutes and was one of the better Skyliner players of the day after Tez and Peacock. Klein had a good game. No matter what the score is, he always comes in and gives energy. Even if he misses a shot, he doesnt drop his head, but continues to shoot. He has the right attitude, stressed Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. King then hit a brutal turn around shot over Peacock and Dowell and Popovic ended the second quarter with a mid distance jumper from the wing as the Artland Dragons led 35-16 at the break. Frankfurt played better at the start of the second quarter, but then seemed to unfold again at the end. We simply werent making shots and it seemed like some guys were not in their normal rhythm. I know how good this team can be in practice, but I didnt see that in the first half. Their defense was good. They did a good job on pick and role and trappings and when they doubled in the post, Artland had problems. But you cant win games when your outrebounded 22-13, stressed Atlanta native Taylor Brown. The Artland Dragons were shooting 52% from the field and 20% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 23% from the field and 27% form the three point line. Artland had the 22-13 rebound advantage and 10 turnovers while Frankfurt had 11 turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners were quickly back on the court after the halftime talk von Muli Katzurin and it seemed to do wonders in the first few minutes as they jumped out on a 7-2 run to cut the Artland Dragon lead to 37-23. Robertson started the run with a lay up with a hard penetration to the hole and Peacock followed with a lay in. The run was interrupted with a King lay in fed nicely from Buckman and quiet Ted Scott dropped a bomb from outside. However the Fraport Skyliners were unable to build on this run as the Dragons stormed back on a 7-0 run to extend their lead again to 44-23. Johannes Strasser hit a three pointer, Buckman finished a crushing dunk after King found him open in traffic and King then hit a jumper. Frankfurt then went on a 6-0 run all benefited by free throws as Robertson made five points. Frankfurt was playing more aggressive defense, but werent rewarded on offense as they continued to miss shots and had the tendency to play a bit too much one on one and disregarding being more calm in their sets. Popovic scored on a hook shot over Scott and Mallet hit free throws to close out the third quarter as the Artland Dragons still led comfortably 48-29. The Artland Dragons were shooting 70% from the two point range and only 19% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 21% from the field and 22% from the parking lot. Artland still led the rebound duel 32-23, but had 15 turnovers while Frankfurt had 12 turnovers.
In the fourth quarter, the Fraport Skyliners made their run and got out fats going on a 8-1 run to cut the Artland lead to 49-37. The Fraport arena after being quieter than usual in the first three quarters slowly came to life. Robertson started the run with a carbon copy penetration to the hoop like to start the third quarter. Super Tez then got an offensive rebound and put back. Peacock then played pick and roll with Gibson for an easy lay up and Tez scored again. Frankfurt was playing their Katzurian style of aggressive defense where each player was helping and surprising the Dragons on countless occasions and for once the offense was clicking. However Artland was strong enough still on offense to keep their lead up as King made a mid distance jumper and Klein nailed a three pointer as Frankfurt trailed 51-40. Buckman and Peacock exchanged buckets as Artland still led 53-42. Artland then had an extra burst of energy going on a mini 5-0 run to extend their lead to 58-42. Buckman connected on a put back and little used Ben Spoeler scored inside. Devin Gibson and Peacock then scored back to back to cut the Dragon lead to 58-49. Mallet then found Buckman that flew to the hoop like a blond Austin bat making his third dunk of the day. The Fraport Skyliners then made their last run as a hot Peacock scored a jumper and then made a nifty reverse layup making a free throw to cut the Artland lead to 60-55. After a Strasser free throw, Robertson who eclipsed his best scoring game of 20 points against Alba Berlin hit a big three pointer with four second remaining as Frankfurt trailed only 61-58. However Strasser closed out the game with a free throw 62-58. Frankfurt struggled shooting and we knew that it wouldnt lastTez and Peacock got hot at the end with big shots. I was getting a little nervous at the end, expressed Bryce Taylor. We didnt have enough juice in the tank. We had used so much energy on offense and defense throughout the game, added Quantez Robertson.

The Artland Dragons were led by Anthony King with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Brad Buckman added 14 points and 13 rebounds. Johannes Strasser contributed 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Quantez Robertson with 23 points and 14 rebounds. I was very aggressive today and just took what the defense gave me, stressed Quantez Robertson. Zach Peacock added 19 points and two rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners continue to have woes on offense and shot only 34% from the field and 26% from outside. Why the offense is so inconsistent remains a mystery. Our offense works in practice, but as soon as we play games it doesnt. We show that we can score with 29 points in the fourth quarter, but we have to be more consistent, explained Konstantin Klein. The defense continues to be a bright spot while the rebounding continues to be a nasty thorn in their side that probably wont be removed in Munich either. Artland have great inside players. Buckman is wide, King shut down Peacock and Popovic makes those hook shots. We have to work harder on rebounding. Our defense was very good especially in the fourth quarter. That is how we have to always play not just in one quarter, added Konstantin Klein.




Brose Bask. edges Mitteldeutscher BC by two points - by Eurobasket News

Thirteenth-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (8-11) made lots of trouble for first ranked Brose Bask. (17-2) in Weissenfels on Saturday. The visitors from Bamberg managed to secure only two-point victory 58-56. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mitteldeutscher BC. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mitteldeutscher BC won third quarter 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Bask. made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) chipped in 12 points. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Brose Bask. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-2 record. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC dropped to the fourteenth place with 11 games lost. Brose Bask. are looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Mitteldeutscher BC will play on the road against Artland Dragons in Quakenbrueck and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Tuebingen, where higher ranked Walter Tigers (9-11) lost at home to seventeenth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (6-14) 56-68. American forward Marqus Blakely (196-89, college: Vermont) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Ivan Elliott contributed with 7 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) replied with 11 points and 6 rebounds for Walter Tigers. Walter Tigers' coach Igor Perovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. EnBW Ludwigsburg maintains seventeenth position with 6-14 record. Walter Tigers at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Bayreuth. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against higher ranked BBC Bayreuth (#12) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Walter Tigers will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Bayreuth, where higher ranked Phoenix Hagen (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (9-11) in a road game 96-103 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Phoenix Hagen. Worth to mention a great performance of Jason Cain who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds. David Bell responded with 26 points and 4 assists. BBC Bayreuth moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Walter Tigers. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth will meet EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Phoenix Hagen will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Bremerhaven. Local Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-10) lost unexpectedly to thirteenth ranked Telekom Baskets (9-10) 90-75. The winners were led by Jared Jordan who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 assists. Telekom Baskets' coach Michael Koch allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Telekom Baskets' next round opponent will be s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg.

Rest of the games of round 20 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
s.Oliver Baskets defeated TBB Trier in Wuerzburg 71-66. Fraport SKY was beaten by Art.Dragons at home 58-62. B.Muenchen lost to Ratiopharm on the opponent's court 75-83. ALBA managed to outperform LTi 46ers in a home game 83-69.


Bremerhaven - Telekom Baskets 75-90

The game with biggest result difference took place in Bremerhaven. Local Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (9-10) lost unexpectedly to thirteenth ranked Telekom Baskets (9-10) 90-75. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Telekom Baskets's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-18 extending their advantage to 15 points. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Telekom Baskets players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The winners were led by American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 assists and the other American import swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) supported him with 18 points and 4 assists. Five Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Telekom Baskets' coach Michael Koch allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 17 points and 4 steals by American guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Naturalized American power forward Keith Waleskowski (204-80, college: Dayton) added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Telekom Baskets' next round opponent will be s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: R.Vaden 18+2reb+4ast, K.Weems 14+4reb+1ast, J.McLean 13+4reb+2ast, B.Veikalas 12+1reb, J.Jordan 11+3reb+11ast, C.Ensminger 10+9reb+4ast
Bremerhaven: S.Jackson 17+4reb+3ast, K.Waleskowski 15+7reb+1ast, S.Burrell 12+3reb+3ast, A.Harris 10+2reb+1ast, P.Zwiener 8+3reb+3ast, J.Burtschi 7+12reb+1ast
gschID: 184002


TBB Trier - s.Oliver Baskets 66-71

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked TBB Trier (10-9) was defeated at home by eighth ranked s Oliver Baskets (9-10) 71-66. It looked good early as TBB Trier took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then s Oliver Baskets had a 19-11 second period charge getting the lead and TBB Trier was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-71. s Oliver Baskets made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) who scored that evening 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and British-American guard Mike Lenzly (189-81, college: Wofford) supported him with 8 points. Even 6 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) did not help to save the game for TBB Trier. His fellow American import Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) added 14 points for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. s Oliver Baskets maintains eighth position with 9-10 record, which they share with 3 other teams. TBB Trier at the other side dropped to the seventh place with nine games lost. s Oliver Baskets' next round opponent will be Telekom Baskets (#10) in Bonn.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 15+7reb+4ast, L.McIntosh 10, J.Boone 9+4reb, M.Lenzly 8+4reb+2ast, C.McNaughton 8+4reb, J.McKinney 8+1ast
TBB Trier: B.Stewart 14+1reb+3ast, M.Monninghoff 10+1reb, J.Bucknor 9+3reb, A.Seiferth 9+4reb+3ast, B.Harper 8+4reb, N.Linhart 6+12reb+2ast
gschID: 184001


Fraport SKY - Art.Dragons 58-62

No shocking result in a game in Frankfurt where seventh ranked Artland Dragons (11-9) defeated 15th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (6-13) 62-58. The guests were already 19 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-14 Deutsche Bank Skyliners' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 62-58 at the end of the game. The winners were led by American forward Bradley Buckman (203-84, college: Texas) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Even a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds by American guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) did not help to save the game for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. His fellow American import forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) added 19 points for the hosts. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Artland Dragons moved-up to sixth place. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. Artland Dragons' next round opponent will be Mitteldeutscher BC (#14) in Weissenfels and are hoping to win another game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against Bayern Muenchen.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: A.King 16+11reb+1ast, B.Buckman 14+13reb+1ast, J.Strasser 10+3reb+2ast, M.Haynes 6+3ast, P.Popovic 6+2reb, D.Mallet 4+2reb+1ast
Fraport SKY: Q.Robertson 23+14reb+1ast, Z.Peacock 19+2reb, K.Klein 6+2reb, T.Scott 5, D.Barthel 3+2reb, D.Gibson 2+4reb+6ast
gschID: 184000


Ratiopharm - B.Muenchen 83-75

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked ratiopharm Ulm and 5th ranked Bayern Muenchen had identical 12-6 record. This time ratiopharm Ulm used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Muenchen 83-75. It looked good early as Bayern Muenchen took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then ratiopharm Ulm had a 24-14 second period charge getting the lead and Bayern Muenchen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-83. The winners were led by American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and international point guard Per Guenther (185-88) supported him with 17 points. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. Even 23 points and 4 assists by American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Bayern Muenchen. His fellow American import swingman Brandon Thomas (198-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 17 points for the guests. ratiopharm Ulm (13-6) moved-up to second place. Bayern Muenchen at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. ratiopharm Ulm's next round opponent will be TBB Trier (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Bayern Muenchen will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: P.Guenther 17+3ast, J.Bryant 16+14reb+3ast, L.Jeter 13+1reb+5ast, P.Schwethelm 12+6reb+1ast, S.Esterkamp 10+6reb+1ast, K.Nankivil 9+4reb+2ast
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 23+4ast, B.Thomas 17+3reb+1ast, R.Benzing 11+4reb+1ast, C.Troutman 9+5reb, S.Hamann 6+2reb+1ast, L.Roberts 5+5reb
gschID: 183995


Walter Tigers - Neckar L'burg 56-68

We should mention about the upset which took place in Tuebingen, where higher ranked Walter Tigers (9-11) lost at home to seventeenth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (6-14) 56-68. The game was mostly controlled by EnBW Ludwigsburg. Walter Tigers was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Marqus Blakely (196-89, college: Vermont) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. The other American import power forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 7 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) replied with 11 points and 6 rebounds and the former international Johannes Lischka (203-87) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Walter Tigers. Walter Tigers' coach Igor Perovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. EnBW Ludwigsburg maintains seventeenth position with 6-14 record. Walter Tigers at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Bayreuth. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play against higher ranked BBC Bayreuth (#12) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Walter Tigers will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: M.Blakely 15+9reb+4ast, D.Jackson 14+2ast, W.Bernard 10+1reb+2ast, L.Staiger 10+2reb+7ast, J.Turek 9+6reb+2ast, I.Elliott 7+10reb+2ast
Walter Tigers: R.Redding 11+6reb+1ast, J.Lischka 9+8reb+1ast, T.Nash 9+8reb, C.Wells 9+2reb+1ast, V.Duggins 7+3reb+1ast, K.Frease 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183999


Bayreuth - Phoenix Hagen 103-96

An interesting game took place in Bayreuth, where higher ranked Phoenix Hagen (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (9-11) in a road game 96-103 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Phoenix Hagen. Phoenix Hagen trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 41-34 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 96-103 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds and American-Jamaican Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) who added 20 points during the contest. American guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 26 points and 4 assists and naturalized American swingman Adam Hess (201-81, college: William & Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. BBC Bayreuth moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Walter Tigers. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth will meet EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Phoenix Hagen will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: J.Cain 20+9reb, B.Bailey 20+1reb+2ast, J.Trapani 14+7reb+1ast, S.Schmitz 13+1reb+1ast, K.Hamilton 12+1reb+7ast, G.McGhee 10+9reb+1ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.Bell 26+4ast, D.White 19+1reb+2ast, L.Gordon 16+5reb, A.Hess 13+10reb+2ast, D.Gregory 10+5reb, A.Lodwick 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183998


MBC - Brose Bask. 56-58

Thirteenth-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (8-11) made lots of trouble for first ranked Brose Bask. (17-2) in Weissenfels on Saturday. The visitors from Bamberg managed to secure only two-point victory 58-56. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mitteldeutscher BC. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mitteldeutscher BC won third quarter 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Bask. made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) chipped in 12 points. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Brose Bask. have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-2 record. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC dropped to the fourteenth place with 11 games lost. Brose Bask. are looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Mitteldeutscher BC will play on the road against Artland Dragons in Quakenbrueck and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: S.Ford 20+14reb, C.Jacobsen 12+2reb+1ast, T.Gipson 7+1ast, J.Massey 7+3reb, K.Tadda 5+1reb, A.Gavel 5+4reb+1ast
MBC: D.Pantelic 12+8reb+2ast, D.Uskoski 11+9reb+1ast, K.Beidler 10+6reb, O.Jeanty 8+1reb, C.Timberlake 6+5reb+4ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 3+2reb
gschID: 183997


ALBA - LTi 46ers 83-69

Very predictable result when fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (12-5) beat at home bottom-ranked LTi 46ers (4-15) 83-69. The game without a history. ALBA Berlin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The winners were led by American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) supported him with 15 points. Five ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. ALBA Berlin's coach Sasa Obradovic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists by Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for LTi 46ers. Center Andreas Buechert (208-87, college: Winthrop, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 13 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. ALBA Berlin moved-up to third place. LTi 46ers lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. ALBA Berlin's next round opponent will be EWE Baskets (#4) in Oldenburg. LTi 46ers will play at home against Walter Tigers (#13) in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
ALBA: D.Wood 15+1reb+3ast, H.Schaffartzik 14+2reb+3ast, A.Miralles 13+3reb, N.Djedovic 11+4reb+3ast, D.Thompson 11+10reb+3ast, J.Foster 10+2reb+3ast
LTi 46ers: E.Ovcina 19+9reb+8ast, A.Buechert 13+7reb+1ast, A.Zazai 12+2reb+5ast, L.Prowell 8+2reb, R.Brooks 8+2ast, O.Fassler 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183994



ProB Round 16: Fraport Skyliners II defeats group leader Dragons Rhoendorf - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (14-2) in Frankfurt on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Fraport Skyliners II (9-7) 73-64. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dragons Rhoendorf. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 14-6. But Dragons Rhoendorf won second period 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fraport Skyliners II dominated on the defensive end, holding Dragons Rhoendorf to just 6 points in first quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of Danilo Barthel (207-91) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for Dragons Rhoendorf. Fraport Skyliners II moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Bayer Giants. Dragons Rhoendorf at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Fraport Skyliners II is looking forward to face TV 1862 Langen (#6) on the road in the next round. Dragons Rhoendorf will play against Dresden (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Sixth-ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-10) were very close to win a game against first ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (15-1). SG Schwelmer Baskets managed to secure only three-point victory 75-72. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 assists and 8 steals and Julius Coles who added 19 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) responded with 32 points and 9 rebounds. SG Schwelmer Baskets have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 15-1 record. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Herten Lions (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Recklinghausen (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked SC Rist Wedel (12-4) against tenth ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (6-10) on Saturday night. Visiting SC Rist Wedel was defeated by Herzoege Wolfenbuettel in a tough game in Wolfenbuettel 69-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SC Rist Wedel. The winners were led by Travis Clark who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). Even 18 points and 6 assists by Davey Hopkins did not help to save the game for SC Rist Wedel. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to eighth place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser SC Rist Wedel keeps the second position with four games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will meet at home higher ranked Hannover Tigers (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SC Rist Wedel will play against BSV Wulfen (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Herten Lions (11-5) against ninth ranked BSW Sixers (7-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were edged by BSW Sixers in a tough game in Sandersdorf 78-79. Jeremie Simmons fired 23 points for the winners. BSW Sixers moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen and Hannover. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with five games lost. BSW Sixers' next round opponent will be RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf and are hoping to win another game. Herten Lions will play at home against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked TV 1862 Langen (9-7) against seventh ranked Licher Baeren (8-8) on Saturday night. Visiting TV 1862 Langen was crushed by Licher Baeren in Lich 84-63. It was a very good performance for Jason Swanson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 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. Licher Baeren maintains seventh position in Group South with 8-8 record. Loser TV 1862 Langen dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. Licher Baeren will face ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round. TV 1862 Langen will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#4) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant.
In Group North Stahnsdorf was beaten by Oldenburg on the road 73-70. Recklinghausen lost to Wulfen on its own court 79-84. Dorsten was outscored by Hannover in Hannover 63-100.
In Group South Dresden recorded a loss to Weissenhorn at home 81-90. Leitershofen was defeated by Bayer Giants on the opponent's court 103-88. Noerdlingen smashed Konstanz in a home game 88-66. TSV Troester lost to Hanau on the road 73-83.


Group North
Oldenburg - Stahnsdorf 73-70

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Oldenburg (9-7) edged at home 12th ranked RSV Eintracht (4-12) 73-70 on Sunday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But RSV Eintracht won third quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Oldenburg won last quarter 18-17. It was a very good performance for American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Oldenburg's coach Mladen Drijencic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) replied with 23 points and his fellow American import power forward Trevon Malone (202-88, college: Mississippi Coll.) added 22 points in the effort for RSV Eintracht. Oldenburg have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Oldenburg maintains fourth position in Group North with 9-7 record. RSV Eintracht lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 12 games lost. Oldenburg will face Dorsten (#10) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. RSV Eintracht will play against BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf.
Top scorers:
Oldenburg: M.Taylor 23+4reb+4ast, C.Heinrich 17+7reb, K.Smit 11+5reb+1ast, K.Haenig 8+3reb, J.Wimberg 4+1reb, A.Witte 4+4reb+1ast
Stahnsdorf: B.Wheadon 23+3reb+3ast, T.Malone 22+4reb, T.Grauel 10+5reb+2ast, M.Haucke 6+7reb, N.Schumann 4+5reb+1ast, M.Greene 3+1reb
gschID: 185186


MTV Wolfenbuettel - Rist Wedel 75-69

Very important is a road loss of second ranked SC Rist Wedel (12-4) against tenth ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (6-10) on Saturday night. Visiting SC Rist Wedel was defeated by Herzoege Wolfenbuettel in a tough game in Wolfenbuettel 69-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SC Rist Wedel. SC Rist Wedel trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 21-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-75 at the end of the game. The winners were led by American forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) and guard Dennis Nawrocki (190-92) supported him with 13 points. Even 18 points and 6 assists by American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) did not help to save the game for SC Rist Wedel. His fellow American import point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) added 20 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to eighth place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser SC Rist Wedel keeps the second position with four games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will meet at home higher ranked Hannover Tigers (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SC Rist Wedel will play against BSV Wulfen (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: T.Clark 27+12reb+3ast, D.Nawrocki 13+4reb, F.Theis 10+2reb+2ast, F.Boerstler 9+1reb+1ast, D.Ward 6+3reb+1ast, H.Knopke 6+6reb
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 20+6reb+1ast, D.Hopkins 18+4reb+6ast, I.Akpinar 17+2reb+1ast, F.Boeke 10+11reb+1ast, J.Ruppert 2+3reb, M.Adu 2+3reb
gschID: 185189


Recklinghausen - Wulfen 79-84

There was an upset when higher ranked Recklinghausen (7-9) lost at home to eleventh ranked BSV Wulfen (6-10) 84-79 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BSV Wulfen made 35-of-41 free shots (85.4 percent) during the game. BSV Wulfen outrebounded Recklinghausen 35-20 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Recklinghausen was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American swingman Antonio Houston (196-88, college: Catawba) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Maik Berger (175-84) contributed with 18 points and 7 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. Five BSV Wulfen players scored in double figures. American guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) replied with 20 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Austin Steed (203-88, college: E.Carolina) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Recklinghausen. BSV Wulfen moved-up to eighth place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Recklinghausen keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. BSV Wulfen will face league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Recklinghausen will play against Spot Up Medien Baskets in Braunschweig.
Top scorers:
Wulfen: A.Houston 18+7reb+3ast, M.Berger 18+2reb+7ast, A.Young 17+9reb+1ast, H.Bellscheidt 16+6reb+1ast, M.Schulze-Pals 10+3reb, L.Griffin 3+5reb
Recklinghausen: P.Carney 20+4reb+5ast, A.Steed 19+7reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 18+1ast, S.Fuerst 7+4reb, M.Bregulla 7+1reb+1ast, S.Germana 4+2reb
gschID: 185188


Schwelm - SU Medien 75-72

Sixth-ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-10) were very close to win a game against first ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (15-1). SG Schwelmer Baskets managed to secure only three-point victory 75-72. However their fans expected much easier game. Spot Up Medien Baskets were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. SG Schwelmer Baskets forced 19 Spot Up Medien Baskets turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 assists and 8 steals and the other American import Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) who added 19 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) responded with 32 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) scored 18 points and 5 assists. SG Schwelmer Baskets have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 15-1 record. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against Herten Lions (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Recklinghausen (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: D.Hamilton 22+2reb+6ast, J.Coles 19+3reb+4ast, D.Malinowski 11+4reb, L.Wendt 8+3reb+6ast, A.Kronhardt 7+4reb+1ast, D.Fiorentino 6+4reb
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 32+9reb+2ast, S.Bennett 18+1reb+5ast, L.Gertz 12+3reb+2ast, J.Wessels 6+2reb, E.Land 4+11reb, F.Heise 0
gschID: 185187


Hannover - Dorsten 100-63

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Hannover Tigers and 7th ranked Dorsten had identical 6-9 record. This time Hannover Tigers used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Dorsten 100-63 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Hannover Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Dorsten's 22 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Dorsten 55-22 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Nigerian-American forward Michael Fakuade (201-89, college: Ill.-Springfield, agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Hannover Tigers players scored in double figures. Guard John Cadmus (183-85) replied with 17 points and naturalized American guard Gene Hagner (190-83) added 13 points in the effort for Dorsten. Hannover Tigers (7-9) moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen and BSW Sixers. Dorsten lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Hannover Tigers will face Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#11) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Dorsten will play against Oldenburg.
Top scorers:
Hannover: M.Fakuade 21+20reb+1ast, J.Prasuhn 19+9reb+2ast, A.Cook 19+4reb+6ast, J.Mondo 12+4reb+1ast, J.Lodders 11+8reb, D.Boahene 10+5reb
Dorsten: J.Cadmus 17+1reb+2ast, G.Hagner 13+1reb+2ast, N.Pelaj 9+3reb+1ast, J.Eller 7+5reb+1ast, N.Janoschek 7+2reb+2ast, C.Marquardt 5+2ast
gschID: 185185


BSW Sixers - Herten Lions 79-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Herten Lions (11-5) against ninth ranked BSW Sixers (7-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Herten Lions were edged by BSW Sixers in a tough game in Sandersdorf 78-79. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 23-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for BSW Sixers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) fired 23 points for the winners. The other American import power forward Nate Gerwig (206-83, college: Kent St., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in 8 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Farid Sadek (188-83) produced 16 points and 4 assists and guard Tim Schonborn (191-90) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Five Herten Lions players scored in double figures. BSW Sixers moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen and Hannover. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with five games lost. BSW Sixers' next round opponent will be RSV Eintracht (#12) in Stahnsdorf and are hoping to win another game. Herten Lions will play at home against the league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: J.Simmons 23+2reb+2ast, R.Schirmer 13+1reb, S.Ahnsehl 12+4reb+2ast, F.Diestelhorst 9+1reb, N.Gerwig 8+12reb, T.Lipke 6+2reb+2ast
Herten Lions: T.Schonborn 17+3reb+1ast, F.Sadek 16+1reb+4ast, C.Hackenesch 12+8reb, W.Taylor 12+3reb, B.Larrieu 10+1reb, A.Bowie 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185184


Group South
Dresden - Weissenhorn 81-90

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Dresden (6-10) lost at home to third ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (10-6) 90-81 on Sunday. Weissenhorn Youngstars dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Dresden's 48. It was a very good performance for British forward Myles Hesson (195-90, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. point guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-92) contributed with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Power forward Alexander Heide (205-91) replied with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jason Boucher (180-80, college: Grand Valley St.) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Dresden. Four Dresden players scored in double figures. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Weissenhorn Youngstars moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Noerdlingen. Dresden lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Weissenhorn Youngstars will face Hanau (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dresden will play against the league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf.
Top scorers:
Weissenhorn: M.Hesson 34+19reb+2ast, T.Joenke 21+5reb+8ast, K.Gausa 17+6reb+2ast, B.Butler 9+1reb+1ast, M.Shtein 9+5reb, M.Muller 0
Dresden: J.Boucher 16+3reb+5ast, A.Jones 14+1reb+5ast, A.Heide 14+8reb+2ast, M.von der Wippel 12+1reb+1ast, R.Haas 8+2reb+1ast, J.Benson 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 186927


Bayer Giants - Leitershofen 103-88

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Bayer Giants (9-7) defeated 8th ranked Leitershofen (7-9) in Leverkusen 103-88 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 59-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bayer Giants made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Leitershofen only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Leitershofen 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. Bayer Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Leitershofen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists. Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard James Washington (182-87, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: FCM) replied with 22 points and 4 assists and guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Leitershofen. Five Bayer Giants and four Leitershofen players scored in double figures. Bayer Giants have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Fraport SKY II. Loser Leitershofen keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Bayer Giants will face TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play at home against Noerdlingen (#3) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 31+5reb+13ast, J.Eggleston 22+13reb+8ast, G.Twiehoff 15+9reb+1ast, M.Goddek 14+4reb+3ast, K.Behrmann 10+4reb+1ast, M.Rass 7+1ast
Leitershofen: J.Washington 22+2reb+4ast, P.Smith 16+7reb+2ast, L.Hughey 16+6reb+4ast, J.Genck 11+3reb+2ast, P.Wischnewski 9+2reb+3ast, R.Froehlich 8+2reb
gschID: 186928


Licher Baeren - Langen 84-63

Very important is a road loss of third ranked TV 1862 Langen (9-7) against seventh ranked Licher Baeren (8-8) on Saturday night. Visiting TV 1862 Langen was crushed by Licher Baeren in Lich 84-63. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-63. Licher Baeren dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TV 1862 Langen's 28. They outrebounded TV 1862 Langen 43-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Licher Baeren looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by TV 1862 Langen's players. It was a very good performance for American forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Mathias Perl (188-89) contributed with 14 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Malik Cooke (198-89, college: S.Carolina) added 8 points and 4 assists in the effort for TV 1862 Langen. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Licher Baeren maintains seventh position in Group South with 8-8 record. Loser TV 1862 Langen dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. Licher Baeren will face ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11) on the road in the next round. TV 1862 Langen will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#4) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: J.Jones 17+6reb+2ast, M.Perl 14+4reb+7ast, J.Swanson 13+12reb+1ast, D.Dorr 12+7reb, J.Hirschberg 8+2reb+1ast, N.Valentic 8+6reb+3ast
Langen: M.Schneider 12+2reb+1ast, M.Woody 10+11reb, S.Barth 9+2reb+1ast, T.Jahn 8+5reb, M.Cooke 8+4reb+4ast, J.Domdey 8+1reb
gschID: 186926


Noerdlingen - Konstanz 88-66

There was no surprise when 11th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-12) was outleveled on the road by fourth ranked Noerdlingen (10-6) 88-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 22 points. Noerdlingen outrebounded ifm Baskets Konstanz 42-25 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Quite impressive performance for forward Josef Eichler (200-87) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Noerdlingen players scored in double figures. Mali forward Oumar Sylla (201-84, college: Richmond) replied with 24 points and 6 steals and American point guard Aubrey Conerly (180-83, college: Jacksonville) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for ifm Baskets Konstanz. 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. Noerdlingen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Weissenhorn. Loser ifm Baskets Konstanz keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Noerdlingen will face Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf in the next round where they are favorite. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play at home against Licher Baeren.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: J.Eichler 23+8reb+1ast, B.Hogg 20+2reb+4ast, L.Vrkas 13+5reb+2ast, C.Gray 11+10reb+1ast, S.Schmoll 10+3reb+1ast, F.Brutting 7+1reb+5ast
Konstanz: O.Sylla 24+4reb+2ast, A.Conerly 12+2reb+5ast, F.Henningsen 6+8reb+2ast, H.Schinke 5+1reb, P.Leidig 4+2reb+1ast, L.Raschka 3+1ast
gschID: 186925


Hanau - TSV Troester 83-73

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Hanau (7-9) beat at home 12th ranked TSV Troester (3-13) 83-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Hanau. TSV Troester was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for Marco Voeller (198-89) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Indian-American point guard Anish Sharda (188-82, college: St.Mary's, KS) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hanau players scored in double figures. American forward Derrick Parker (198, college: LSU-Shreveport) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Johannes Richter (206-93) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for TSV Troester. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hanau moved-up to eighth place in Group South, which they share with Leitershofen. Loser TSV Troester keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Hanau will face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. TSV Troester will play against Bayer Giants (#5) in Leverkusen.
Top scorers:
Hanau: A.Sharda 19+4ast, J.Scott 15+1reb, M.Voeller 15+5reb+4ast, L.Sullivan 10+6reb+1ast, C.Schafer 8+2reb, S.Koehnert 7+2reb+2ast
TSV Troester: D.Parker 20+5reb, J.Richter 11+5reb+1ast, S.Walde 11, D.Taylor 8+1reb+2ast, S.Dinkel 6, J.Dippold 5
gschID: 186924


Fraport SKY II - Dragons 73-64

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (14-2) in Frankfurt on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Fraport Skyliners II (9-7) 73-64. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dragons Rhoendorf. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 14-6. But Dragons Rhoendorf won second period 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fraport Skyliners II dominated on the defensive end, holding Dragons Rhoendorf to just 6 points in first quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of Danilo Barthel (207-91) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Johannes Voigtmann (208-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. American Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) added 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Dragons Rhoendorf. Fraport Skyliners II moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Bayer Giants. Dragons Rhoendorf at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Fraport Skyliners II is looking forward to face TV 1862 Langen (#6) on the road in the next round. Dragons Rhoendorf will play against Dresden (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: D.Barthel 15+7reb+3ast, M.Merz 13+5reb+1ast, J.Voigtmann 13+8reb+3ast, T.Brown 12+7reb, L.Wright 11+4reb+5ast, K.Klein 4+3reb+2ast
Dragons: G.Robinson 16+12reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 16+7reb+3ast, F.Koch 12+5reb+1ast, L.Steffen 6+1reb, N.Larsen 5+2reb+4ast, A.Schmitz 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 186923



Marion, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Suns, 110-95 - by Eurobasket News

Shawn Marion's 1,000th game was like so many others in his 14-year career.

He scored. He rebounded. He combined with Dirk Nowitzki (213-F-78) to lead Dallas to another victory.

Marion had 18 points and nine rebounds, Dirk Nowitzki also had 18 while passing Allen Iverson on the career scoring list and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 110-95 on Sunday night.

It was the 10th straight home win for the Mavericks against the Suns, who haven't won in Dallas since March 14, 2007.

While Marion joined Dirk Nowitzki in the 1,000-game club, he won't ever get where the big German is on the scoring list. He's always been known for other things anyway, such as defense. He frequently guards the opponent's best player, and he also had five assists against the Suns.

"I pride myself in getting better every year I've played in the league and helping my teammates get better as well," said Marion, who played 660 games in Phoenix and had brief stops in Miami and Toronto before joining Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas in 2009. "That's why I'm able to have such a long career."

Dirk Nowitzki passed Iverson for 18th on the NBA's scoring list on a third-quarter jumper that stopped a Phoenix run, and his 3-pointer early in the fourth started a surge that put Dallas in control for good.

Phoenix, playing its fourth game in five days under interim coach Lindsey Hunter, rallied from a first-half deficit and made it interesting before fading in the fourth quarter for a second straight night in Texas after losing at Western Conference-leading San Antonio. Goran Dragic led four players in double figures with 18 points.

"We're pretty tired today," said Marcin Gortat, who had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds. "Hopefully for the next game, we'll be more ready to play. It was a terrible first half."

Dirk Nowitzki's third-quarter jumper was the first basket in a 6-0 spurt that pushed Dallas' lead back to double digits after Phoenix had trailed by as many as 20 in the first half. Dirk Nowitzki has 24,375 career points, seven ahead of Iverson. Patrick Ewing is 17th at 24,815.

Dirk Nowitzki stopped another Phoenix run in the fourth with a 3-pointer after the Suns had pulled within five, sparking a 10-0 run that put Dallas ahead 91-76. Brandan Wright, who entered just seconds earlier after sitting four straight games, converted a three-point play and Vince Carter hit two free throws before getting a steal that turned into a layup by Dahntay Jones.

"I'm starting to feel better," said Dirk Nowitzki, who missed the first 27 games after knee surgery. "I have a little more pop on my jump shot. I have a little more lift."

Wright was the fourth center used by coach Rick Carlisle, who decided to give rookie Bernard James his first career start. Wright's three-point play put Dallas' lead back in double digits for good with 10:30 remaining.

The lead was 17 with about 5 minutes left when Marion stripped a driving Dragic, and Darren Collison flipped the ball to Jones for an easy dunk and a 102-83 lead for the Mavericks, who are still on the outside of the playoff picture heading into a four-game road trip that ends in Oklahoma City.

"Honestly, this was as close to a must win as we have in the regular season," Dirk Nowitzki said.

Elton Brand played his 900th career game and finished with 12 points for Dallas.

The Mavericks, who had their eighth straight game with at least five double-figure scorers, had four different players score during an 11-0 run bridging the first and second quarters. Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper, Carter and Rodrigue Beaubois had consecutive 3-pointers and Jones converted a three-point play for a 38-21 lead.

Dallas pushed the lead out to 46-26 on a layup from Chris Kaman and back-to-back buckets by Marion, who had six straight points in the second and finished the half with a game-high 12.

Collison, whose streak of 16 straight double-figure games ended, was scoreless on just one shot attempt in the first half but led Dallas with four assists before halftime.

The Suns settled for a lot of long jumpers and shot 38 percent in the first half, going 1 for 9 from 3-point range.

Luis Scola finished with 14 points for Phoenix, while Michael Beasley and P.J. Tucker had 12 apiece.

"When you put yourself in a hole like that and you finally dig yourself out, to sustain it takes a lot out of you," said Hunter, who fell to 2-2 since replacing Alvin Gentry. "We just couldn't sustain it."

NOTES: Most of the game was played with a two-man officiating crew after Leroy Richardson strained his right calf early in the first quarter and didn't return. ... The Mavericks decided to keep veteran G Mike James at the end of his second 10-day contract, which guarantees his contract for the rest of the season. He played just 1:28 of the fourth with the outcome settled. ... Eight of the Suns' first nine games under Hunter will be part of a back-to-back set. ... James' start made it the 17th different starting lineup for Dallas this season.
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ProA Round 19: Cuxhaven BasCats are defeated by Oettinger Rockets Gotha - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (12-7) and thirteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (7-12) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Cuxhaven BasCats were defeated by Oettinger Rockets Gotha in a tough game in Gotha 85-94. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cuxhaven BasCats. Oettinger Rockets Gotha shot 62.7 percent from the field. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe. Oettinger Rockets Gotha is looking forward to face higher ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Kirchheim Knights and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked BG Goettingen (14-5) against fourteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-12) on Saturday night. Host BG Goettingen was defeated by Crailsheim Merlins in a tough game in Goettingen 68-74. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) who led the winners and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Stevie Johnson accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds. Crailsheim Merlins' coach Willie Young allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) came up with 17 points and 9 rebounds for BG Goettingen in the defeat. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Crailsheim Merlins will play against higher ranked BG Karlsruhe (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BG Goettingen will play against USC Leipzig and hopes to get back on the winning track.
ProA top team - SC Rasta Vechta (15-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked BG Karlsruhe (12-7) 94-87. A.J. Rudowitz fired 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Rouven Roessler produced 21 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SC Rasta Vechta have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta maintains first place with 15-4 record. Loser BG Karlsruhe dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. SC Rasta Vechta will meet at home NBC (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Karlsruhe will play against Crailsheim Merlins (#12) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Paderborn. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 12th ranked Finke Baskets (7-12) to fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (7-12) 87-85 in the game for the twelfth place. Worth to mention a great performance of Sebastian Adeberg who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Finke Baskets. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Ninth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (9-10) crushed at home 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-16) by 27 points 97-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Devin White who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach Tony Garbelotto felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. MLP Academics Heidelberg moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Jena. USC Leipzig lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will face higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. USC Leipzig will play at home against the league's second-placed BG Goettingen (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19: Ehingen lost to Duesseldorf on the opponent's court 48-57. Chemnitz managed to outperform Jena in a home game 85-78. ETB Wohnbau was rolled over NBC on the road 91-72.


Heidelberg - Leipzig 97-70

Ninth ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (9-10) crushed at home 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-16) by 27 points 97-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by MLP Academics Heidelberg. USC Leipzig was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MLP Academics Heidelberg forced 22 USC Leipzig turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. MLP Academics Heidelberg looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by USC Leipzig's players. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Oliver Komarek (210-86) helped adding 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four MLP Academics Heidelberg players scored in double figures. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach Tony Garbelotto felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Edge Sports) responded with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) scored 17 points. MLP Academics Heidelberg moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Jena. USC Leipzig lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. MLP Academics Heidelberg will face higher ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. USC Leipzig will play at home against the league's second-placed BG Goettingen (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: O.Komarek 20+2reb, D.White 16+5reb+2ast, A.Hardy 13+3reb+4ast, C.Sargent 12+9ast, J.Heindel 11+5reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 8+9ast
Leipzig: A.Sollazzo 21+5reb+4ast, W.Simon 17+4reb, N.Freer 10+3reb+2ast, K.Schaffartzik 8+3reb+2ast, G.McCammon 8+4reb, C.Gadley 3+6reb
gschID: 184496


Duesseldorf - Ehingen 57-48

Very expected game when 7th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (10-9) was defeated on the road by third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (13-6) 57-48 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 16-4. But Ehingen/Urspringschule won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Duesseldorf Baskets dominated on the defensive end, holding Ehingen/Urspringschule to just 4 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Ehingen/Urspringschule 46-24 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Kendall Chones (201-84, college: Colgate, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Adam Waleskowski (204-82, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 11 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) scored 10 points. Ehingen/Urspringschule's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Duesseldorf Baskets. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just two points less than leader Vechta. Loser Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Duesseldorf Baskets will face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: K.Chones 12+11reb, A.Waleskowski 11+10reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 8+3reb+6ast, P.Flomo 7+4reb, N.Adamczak 5+8reb, M.Rutkauskas 5
Ehingen: V.Matthews 13+5reb+4ast, A.Calvin 10+3reb+1ast, G.Williamson 6+1reb, T.Rohde 5+7reb, M.Mueller 5+2reb+1ast, S.Haukohl 5+1reb
gschID: 184495


Gotha - Cuxhaven 94-85

The game between third ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (12-7) and thirteenth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (7-12) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Cuxhaven BasCats were defeated by Oettinger Rockets Gotha in a tough game in Gotha 85-94. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cuxhaven BasCats. Oettinger Rockets Gotha shot 62.7 percent from the field. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jeremiah Kelly (182, college: De Paul) scored 17 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oettinger Rockets Gotha moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe. Oettinger Rockets Gotha is looking forward to face higher ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Kirchheim Knights and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Gotha: C.Griffin 24+5reb+4ast, A.Kuppe 17+2reb+4ast, T.Baker 14+8reb+1ast, J.Person 14+4reb+4ast, L.Niebuhr 13+3reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 6+2reb
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 24+5reb+2ast, J.Dunbar 18+1reb, J.Kelly 17+2ast, E.Harris 11+5reb, M.Rockmann 10+5reb+2ast, M.Pratt 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184494


Finke Baskets - Kirchheim 85-87

A very interesting game took place in Paderborn. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 12th ranked Finke Baskets (7-12) to fifteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (7-12) 87-85 in the game for the twelfth place. Finke Baskets were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 21-14 third quarter run of Kirchheim Knights. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Finke Baskets' 40. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Sebastian Adeberg (198-84) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Justin Stommes (200-88, college: E.Kentucky) contributed with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. American guard Jason Jamerson (190-86, college: Grand Valley St.) answered with 21 points and the other American import swingman Billy Rush (201-88, college: Robert Morris) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Finke Baskets. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Finke Baskets. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#4) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: S.Adeberg 18+7reb+2ast, J.Stommes 16+7reb+4ast, C.Alexander 15+1reb+3ast, R.Tomasevic 11+1reb+3ast, C.Brooks 10+3reb, M.Smallwood 9+6reb+3ast
Finke Baskets: J.Jamerson 21+3reb+3ast, B.Rush 17+5reb+4ast, J.Adams 17+4reb+2ast, M.Fleischmann 9+4reb, M.Jost 9+4reb+3ast, V.Kittmann 8+10reb+3ast
gschID: 184493


Chemnitz - Jena 85-78

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (11-8) defeated at home 8th ranked Science City Jena (9-10) 85-78 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-12. But Science City Jena won second period 25-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Science City Jena 47-24 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Science City Jena was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points. American guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St.) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Kevin Wysocki (198-87) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Science City Jena's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BV Chemnitz 99 maintains sixth place with 11-8 record. Loser Science City Jena keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will face ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Science City Jena will play at home against Finke Baskets in Paderborn.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 23+2reb+3ast, J.Bynum 13+8reb+1ast, A.Rosenthal 13+6reb, J.Schmidt 11+4reb+2ast, R.Cardenas 11+7reb, B.Obiango 8+5reb
Jena: K.Wysocki 19+7reb+1ast, L.Jeka 16+1reb, K.Barker 16+5reb+1ast, G.Sim 10+2reb+2ast, C.Roquette 9+2reb+1ast, A.Adomaitis 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 184492


Karlsruhe - Vechta 87-94

ProA top team - SC Rasta Vechta (15-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked BG Karlsruhe (12-7) 94-87. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SC Rasta Vechta forced 22 BG Karlsruhe turnovers. American forward A.J. Rudowitz (198-88, college: Stonehill) fired 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Flavio Stuckemann (187-85) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four SC Rasta Vechta and five BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SC Rasta Vechta have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta maintains first place with 15-4 record. Loser BG Karlsruhe dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. SC Rasta Vechta will meet at home NBC (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Karlsruhe will play against Crailsheim Merlins (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vechta: F.Stuckemann 21+5reb+3ast, A.Rudowitz 18+8reb+7ast, C.Hassan 16+1reb, D.Madrich 15+9reb+2ast, J.Doerksen 8+6reb, R.Ferguson 7+4reb+3ast
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 21+7reb+2ast, J.Black 14+8reb+2ast, D.Richardson 11+8reb+2ast, M.Stockton 11+5reb+2ast, J.Harris 11+4reb+5ast, S.Hauer 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 184490


Goettingen - Crailsheim 68-74

Very important is a home loss of second ranked BG Goettingen (14-5) against fourteenth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-12) on Saturday night. Host BG Goettingen was defeated by Crailsheim Merlins in a tough game in Goettingen 68-74. It looked good early as BG Goettingen took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Crailsheim Merlins had a 20-15 second period charge getting the lead and BG Goettingen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-74. Crailsheim Merlins made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Derek Coleman (180-84, college: Robert Morris) who led the winners and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Crailsheim Merlins' coach Willie Young allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Ramon Harris (201-88, college: Kentucky) came up with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Bermudas-British swingman Sullivan Phillips (198-79, college: Wash.Adventist) added 13 points respectively for BG Goettingen in the defeat. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Crailsheim Merlins will play against higher ranked BG Karlsruhe (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BG Goettingen will play against USC Leipzig and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: S.Johnson 18+8reb+1ast, D.Coleman 17+5reb+5ast, J.Buck 10+6reb, J.Crow 9+4reb+1ast, M.Rose 8+2reb+2ast, J.Moore 5+2reb+1ast
Goettingen: R.Harris 17+9reb, S.Phillips 13+3reb+3ast, B.Davis 11+6reb+1ast, N.Livas 6+5reb+1ast, P.Guede 6+1reb+1ast, M.Grimaldi 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 184489


NBC - ETB Wohnbau 91-72

There was a minor upset in Nurnberg where 9th ranked ETB Wohnbau (8-11) was rolled over by eleventh ranked NBC (8-11) 91-72 on Saturday. NBC moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated ETB Wohnbau. NBC will face league's leader SC Rasta Vechta on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 184491



Sharrod Ford claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82, agency: Pro One Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Brose Bask. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out MBC (#14, 8-11) 58-56. It allowed Brose Bask. to consolidate first place in the German BBL. Brose Bask. have a solid 17-2 record. In the team's last game Ford had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Brose Bask.'s top player in his first season with the team. Clemson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ford is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.5rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg,56.4% FGP and 47.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American power forward Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances) of Art.Dragons. King impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Art.Dragons to edge the lower-ranked Fraport SKY (#16, 6-13) by 4 points 62-58. This victory allowed Art.Dragons to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. King is well-known by Art.Dragons fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina Elvir Ovcina (212-F/C-76, agency: Interperformances) of LTi 46ers (#18). Ovcina showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the last round. Despite Ovcina's great performance LTi 46ers lost 69-83 to the higher-ranked ALBA (#3, 12-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. LTi 46ers can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 4-15 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ovcina he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ovcina has individually a great season in Germany. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.5rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Quantez Robertson (189-G-84) of Fraport SKY - 23 points and 14 rebounds
5. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) of MBC - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Dwayne Anderson (198-PF-86) of s.Oliver Baskets - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Bradley Buckman (203-F-84) of Art.Dragons - 14 points and 13 rebounds
9. Jared Jordan (188-PG-84) of Telekom Baskets - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87) of B.Muenchen - 23 points and 4 assists

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



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

22-year old forward Myles Hesson (195-F-90, agency: Two Points) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Weissenhorn and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had a double-double of 34 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Dresden (#10, 6-10) 90-81. Weissenhorn is placed at 2nd position in German ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Weissenhorn will need more victories to improve their 10-6 record. In the team's last game Hesson had a remarkable 68.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Weissenhorn's top player in his first season with the team. Myles Hesson averages this season 18.2ppg and 8.9rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Travis Clark (195-F) of MTV Wolfenbuettel. He is American forward in his first season at MTV Wolfenbuettel. In the last game Clark recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for MTV Wolfenbuettel to edge the higher-ranked Rist Wedel (#2, 12-4) by 6 points 75-69. Despite this victory MTV Wolfenbuettel slide down in the standings to 11th position in North. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-10 record. Clark is a newcomer at MTV Wolfenbuettel and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Michael Fakuade (201-F-89, agency: N.E.T.) of Hannover (#7). Fakuade scored 21 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Hannover, leading his team to a 100-63 easy win against the lower-ranked Dorsten (#10, 6-10). The chances of Hannover ranking at the top of North, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fakuade could help Hannover to bring them higher in the standings. Fakuade has a great season in Germany. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.4rpg (4th best). He also has 2.9bpg and FGP: 52.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jack Eggleston (203-PF-88) of Bayer Giants - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Adonte Parker (183-PG-89) of Bayer Giants - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists
6. Howard Sant-Roos (200-SF-91) of SU Medien - 32 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Oumar Sylla (201-F-84) of Konstanz - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Josef Eichler (200-F-87) of Noerdlingen - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Ashanti Cook (188-G-84) of Hannover - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Dj Hamilton (183-PG-90) of Schwelm - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 6 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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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 26: Apollon Patras - Ikaros 95-75
Jan. 27: Ilysiakos - Kavala 82-78 OT
Jan. 26: AGOR - Kolossos 82-73
Jan. 27: PAOK - Olympiacos 76-71
Jan. 27: Panionios - KAOD 75-73
Jan. 26: Panelefsiniakos - Peristeri GS 75-62
Jan. 28: Panathinaikos - Aris


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios18.3 
 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. Gibson, Ikaros14.4 
 9. McGrath, PA.14.1 
 10. Grant, Apollon13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.8 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.6 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.4 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.3 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.6 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.3 
 7. Haritopoulos, PAOK6.3 
 8. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.2 
 9. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 10. Kanonidis, Perist.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.5 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. McGrath, PA.3.7 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos3.6 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK3.2 
 10. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.1 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. Petway, AGOR1.6 
 7. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 8. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.5 
 9. McCollum, Apollo.1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.9 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.7 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Charissis, Aris0.9 


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 not 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 rival 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.





Dionysios Giannakopoulos claims Greek A2 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) had a great game in the last round for Lavrio and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 30-year old swingman had a double-double of 25 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Trikalla (#3, 10-4) 76-72. Thanks to this victory Lavrio moved-up to the 6th position in the Greek A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lavrio will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. Giannakopoulos has many years of experience at Lavrio, through which he has constantly improved. Dionysios Giannakopoulos averages this season 19.1ppg and 5.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) of Pagrati. Sklavos impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Pagrati lost that game 78-84 to slightly lower-ranked Irakleio (#10, 4-9). Pagrati managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sklavos is a newcomer at Pagrati and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Alexandros Sigounas (200-F-88) of Arkadikos (#9). Sigounas scored 16 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Arkadikos, leading his team to a 71-60 win against slightly lower-ranked Ermis Lagkada (#11, 4-10). The chances of Arkadikos ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 8 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Sigounas could help Arkadikos to bring them higher in the standings. Sigounas has a very solid season. In 11 games in Greece he scored 10.7ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and FGP: 56.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81) of Trikalla - 20 points and 10 rebounds
5. Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Koroivos - 14 points and 14 rebounds
6. Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-C-80) of Ermis Lagkada - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-G/F-92) of Niki Volou - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Vaggelis Karaboulas (198-F-81) of Nea Kifisia - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Athanasios Karydas (182-G-79) of Koroivos - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Kostas Paschalis (208-C-75) of Lavrio - 14 points and 10 rebounds

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



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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Leiden 18-4 
 2. Den Bosch 18-4 
 3. Groningen 16-7 
 4. M.Magixx 12-10 
 5. Den Helder K. 12-11 
 6. Zwolle 12-11 
 7. Leeuwarden 11-11 
 8. Weert 8-14 
 9. Rotterdam 2-19 
 10. Amsterdam 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 27: Groningen - Weert 88-67
Jan. 26: Den Helder K. - Amsterdam 88-66
Jan. 27: Zwolle - Leeuwarden 87-77
Jan. 26: Rotterdam - M.Magixx 82-72
Jan. 26: Leiden - Den Bosch 80-70

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 2: M.Magixx - Zwolle
Feb. 2: Weert - Rotterdam
Feb. 2: Leeuwarden - Groningen
Feb. 3: Den Bosch - Den Helder K.
Feb. 3: Amsterdam - Leiden


Eredivisie Round 20: Den Bosch loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Round 20 in Eredivisie means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Leiden where host Leiden (18-4) beat league's leader Den Bosch (18-4) 80-70 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Den Bosch. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 49-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Leiden especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who scored 23 points and 6 assists. Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) produced 17 points and 6 assists for the guests. Leiden have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Den Bosch. Den Bosch will play next round against Den Helder K. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Leiden will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Amsterdam on the road.
Bottom-ranked Rotterdam managed to get a second victory, breaking the eighteen-game losing streak. This time they won against fourth-ranked M.Magixx 82-72. American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 assists. Matthew Otten contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international forward Thijs Vermeulen (194-85) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for M.Magixx. Rotterdam (2-19) moved-up to ninth place. M.Magixx lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with ten games lost. Rotterdam will play against higher ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. M.Magixx will play against Zwolle (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Zwolle was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Leeuwarden (11-11) played at the court of seventh ranked Zwolle (12-11). Zwolle defeated Leeuwarden 87-77 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Darryl Webb who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. Sjors Poels responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Zwolle moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Den Helder K. Leeuwarden lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Zwolle will meet higher ranked M.Magixx (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leeuwarden will play against Groningen in Groningen and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Den Helder. Local Den Helder K. (12-11) outscored 9th ranked Amsterdam (2-20) 88-66. The winners were led by Storm Warren who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Den Helder K.'s coach Jean-Marc Jaumin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Den Helder K. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Zwolle. Amsterdam lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. Den Helder K.'s next round opponent will be league's second-placed Den Bosch on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Amsterdam will play against the league's leader Leiden (#1).

In the last game of round 20 Weert was crushed by Groningen in Groningen 88-67.


Groningen - Weert 88-67

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Weert (8-14) was crushed on the road by third ranked Groningen (16-7) 88-67. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Weert was better in second period 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Weert to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Groningen players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) who scored that evening 15 points and 4 assists and forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) supported him with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Groningen's coach Ivica Skelin felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds by center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Weert. Guard Bryquis Perine (190-88, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 27 points for the guests. Groningen have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-7 record having just one points less than leader Leiden. Weert at the other side keeps the eighth place with 14 games lost. Groningen's next round opponent will be Leeuwarden (#7) on the road. Weert will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 15+4reb+4ast, J.Boykin 14+5reb+4ast, J.Voorn 14+4reb+2ast, N.Rohnert 9+6reb+5ast, M.Kingma 8+7reb+1ast, D.Van Der Horst 8+1reb+2ast
Weert: B.Perine 27+3reb+1ast, A.Carter 21+10reb+3ast, K.van Kempen 10+7reb+3ast, R.Fletcher 9+1reb+2ast, A.Eduardo 0+1reb, S.Mulder 0
gschID: 193695


Zwolle - Leeuwarden 87-77

The game in Zwolle was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Leeuwarden (11-11) played at the court of seventh ranked Zwolle (12-11). Zwolle defeated Leeuwarden 87-77 on Sunday. Leeuwarden was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Zwolle made 30-of-35 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Zwolle outrebounded Leeuwarden 38-26 including 23 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and the other American import guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson) who added 19 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Center Sjors Poels (209-86, agency: R.H.Consultancy) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) and naturalized Dominican point guard Tjoe de Paula (185-81, agency: Court Side) scored 16 points. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. Zwolle moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Den Helder K. Leeuwarden lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Zwolle will meet higher ranked M.Magixx (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leeuwarden will play against Groningen in Groningen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: D.Webb 22+18reb, T.Smith 19+7reb+1ast, Z.Novak 15+4reb+1ast, N.Hulzebos 8+2reb, J.Magette 8+1reb+7ast, A.Bunnig 7
Leeuwarden: T.de Paula 16+3reb+2ast, S.Poels 16+7reb, D.Michaels 12+3reb, S.Givens 12+8reb+1ast, R.Holcomb Faye 8+3reb+8ast, J.Williams 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 193697


Rotterdam - M.Magixx 82-72

Bottom-ranked Rotterdam managed to get a second victory, breaking the eighteen-game losing streak. This time they won against fourth-ranked M.Magixx 82-72. M.Magixx was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 23-12 charge of Rotterdam, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 assists. Naturalized American guard Matthew Otten (196-81, college: San Francisco St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international forward Thijs Vermeulen (194-85) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Marcel Aarts (213-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for M.Magixx. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rotterdam (2-19) moved-up to ninth place. M.Magixx lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with ten games lost. Rotterdam will play against higher ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. M.Magixx will play against Zwolle (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: A.Miles 22+3reb+6ast, C.Echols 15+10reb+1ast, D.Jones 15+3reb+2ast, M.Otten 14+7reb+5ast, I.Filipan 6+1reb, D.Rigters 6+3reb
M.Magixx: T.Vermeulen 20+6reb+4ast, H.Bekkering 15+1reb+1ast, M.Aarts 14+5reb+3ast, R.Sihota 12+5reb+1ast, A.Dawson 5+5reb+9ast, N.Oudendag 4+4reb
gschID: 193694


Leiden - Den Bosch 80-70

Round 20 in Eredivisie means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Leiden where host Leiden (18-4) beat league's leader Den Bosch (18-4) 80-70 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Den Bosch. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 49-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Leiden especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who scored 23 points and 6 assists. Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) produced 17 points and 6 assists and the former international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Leiden have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Den Bosch. Den Bosch will play next round against Den Helder K. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Leiden will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Amsterdam on the road.
Top scorers:
Leiden: W.de Jong 23+3reb+6ast, S.Cunningham 16+3reb+3ast, M.Schachtner 15+3reb+2ast, R.Bekkering 13+11reb+1ast, M.Kherrazi 8+5reb, K.Averink 5+2reb+1ast
Den Bosch: S.Wessels 18+3reb+1ast, A.Young 17+1reb+6ast, K.Akerboom 10+1reb+2ast, P.Van Paassen 7+7reb+1ast, M.Bauscher 7+4reb+5ast, D.Wright 7+3reb
gschID: 193693


Den Helder K. - Amsterdam 88-66

The game with biggest result difference took place in Den Helder. Local Den Helder K. (12-11) outscored 9th ranked Amsterdam (2-20) 88-66. Den Helder K. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Amsterdam's 32. Den Helder K. forced 20 Amsterdam turnovers and outrebounded them 31-15 including 21 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American forward Storm Warren (200-88, college: LSU) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 15 points. Four Den Helder K. players scored in double figures. Den Helder K.'s coach Jean-Marc Jaumin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 13 points by center Berend Weijs (208, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for Amsterdam. The former international guard Aaron Roye (185-88) added 11 points for the guests. Den Helder K. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Zwolle. Amsterdam lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom. Den Helder K.'s next round opponent will be league's second-placed Den Bosch on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Amsterdam will play against the league's leader Leiden (#1).
Top scorers:
Den Helder K.: S.Warren 18+11reb, M.Hill 15+2ast, P.Bach 12+2ast, S.Mladenovic 11+2reb+1ast, J.van der List 8+5reb+1ast, O.Krubally 8+4reb+1ast
Amsterdam: B.Weijs 13+3reb+2ast, A.Roye 11+2reb+2ast, J.Brandt 9+3reb, M.Pieper 9+3reb+2ast, P.Balm 8, H.Van Stein 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 193696



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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 14-4 
 2. Atomeromu 13-5 
 3. Kaposvari 13-5 
 4. Soproni 11-7 
 5. Jaszberenyi 10-8 
 6. ZTE KK 8-9 
 7. PVSK Pannon 8-10 
 8. Falco-Szova 8-10 
 9. Kormend 7-10 
 10. Marso NYKK 7-11 
 11. Szedeak 7-11 
 12. FS Debrecen 1-17 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 24: Kaposvari - Albacomp 96-79
Jan. 26: Jaszberenyi - Falco-Szova 83-71
Jan. 26: Kormend - Marso NYKK 83-64
Jan. 26: Soproni - PVSK Pannon 80-61
Jan. 26: ZTE KK - Szedeak 79-93
Jan. 26: Atomeromu - FS Debrecen 104-60

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 1: Szedeak - Soproni
Feb. 2: FS Debrecen - Kormend
Feb. 2: Jaszberenyi - Albacomp
Feb. 2: PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK
Feb. 2: Falco-Szova - Kaposvari
Feb. 2: Marso NYKK - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Alex LEGION
  PVSK P.
  (195-G-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Legion, PVSK P.21.2 
 2. Spica, Kaposvari21.2 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.21.0 
 4. Swanston, Kapos.20.7 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.4 
 6. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.2 
 7. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 8. Wood, Albacomp20.1 
 9. Shaw, Kormend18.8 
 10. Rakic, Jaszberenyi18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Jaszbere.
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Davis, Marso N.9.3 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.9.1 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.2 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.2 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.0 
 7. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 8. Keller, Albacomp7.8 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.7.6 
 10. Markovic, Jaszber.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.8 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.5 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari5.9 
 4. Thomas, Soproni5.8 
 5. Copeland, ZTE K.5.6 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.4 
 7. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.4.8 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.6 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.1 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.8 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 5. Davis, Marso N.2.1 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 8. Swanston, Kapos.1.7 
 9. Markovic, Jaszbere.1.6 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Albacomp
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Keller, Albacomp1.2 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 7. Csorvasi, Szedeak0.6 
 8. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 
 9. Fey, Falco-Szova0.6 
 10. Toth, Atomeromu0.6 


A Division Round 18: Kaposvari defeats leader Albacomp - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Albacomp (14-4) on the court of third ranked Kaposvari on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Kaposvari 96-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Albacomp. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Kaposvari led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Kaposvari looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for the former international Roland Hendlein (203-86, agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points, 16 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) replied with 22 points for Albacomp. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kaposvari (13-5) moved-up to second place, which they share with Atomeromu. Albacomp at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Kaposvari is looking forward to face Falco-Szova (#8) in Szombathely in the next round where they are favorite. Albacomp will play on the road against Jaszberenyi (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between ZTE KK (8-9) and Szedeak (7-11), which took place in Zalaegerszeg. Higher ranked ZTE KK lost at home to eleventh ranked Szedeak 79-93. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ZTE KK. American guard Anthony Jones (191-84, college: Indiana Tech) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and Nebojsa Dukic chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Dorenzo Hudson (195-88, college: Virginia Tech) with 26 points. ZTE KK's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Szedeak moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Marso NYKK. ZTE KK at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Szedeak will play against higher ranked Soproni (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. ZTE KK will play against PVSK Pannon in Pecs and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between third ranked Atomeromu (13-5) and 12th ranked FS Debrecen (1-17) in Paks on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Atomeromu outscored guests from Debrecen 104-60. Tamas Kaman notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Atomeromu's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by Kevin Smith did not help to save the game for FS Debrecen. Atomeromu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kaposvari. FS Debrecen lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Atomeromu will meet Marso NYKK (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FS Debrecen will play against Kormend.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Marso NYKK was smashed by Kormend on the road 83-64. Soproni destroyed PVSK Pannon on its own court 80-61. Falco-Szova unfortunately lost to Jaszberenyi in a road game 71-83.


ZTE KK - Szedeak 79-93

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between ZTE KK (8-9) and Szedeak (7-11), which took place in Zalaegerszeg. Higher ranked ZTE KK lost at home to eleventh ranked Szedeak 79-93. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ZTE KK. The game was mostly controlled by Szedeak. ZTE KK was better in third quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ZTE KK to just 5 points in second quarter. It was a great shooting night for Szedeak especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. ZTE KK was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Anthony Jones (191-84, college: Indiana Tech) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Szedeak players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Dorenzo Hudson (195-88, college: Virginia Tech) with 26 points and Bosnian center Teo Simovic (205-84) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. ZTE KK's coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Szedeak moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Marso NYKK. ZTE KK at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Szedeak will play against higher ranked Soproni (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. ZTE KK will play against PVSK Pannon in Pecs and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: A.Jones 25+3reb+1ast, N.Dukic 22+5reb+2ast, A.Gurley 14+4reb+2ast, L.Csorvasi 10+2reb+1ast, M.Csorvasi 7+7reb+1ast, S.Fekete 5+2reb+2ast
ZTE KK: D.Hudson 26+4reb, T.Simovic 17+10reb, D.Copeland 14+1reb+9ast, D.Gaspar 9+3reb+3ast, C.Borszeki 4+1ast, A.Kovacs 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 197002


Atomeromu - FS Debrecen 104-60

The game between third ranked Atomeromu (13-5) and 12th ranked FS Debrecen (1-17) in Paks on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Atomeromu outscored guests from Debrecen 104-60. The game without a history. Atomeromu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding FS Debrecen to just 6 points in first quarter. Atomeromu dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to FS Debrecen's 38. They outrebounded FS Debrecen 48-34 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Atomeromu looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by FS Debrecen's players. The former international swingman Tamas Kaman (200-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and international swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) supported him with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. Atomeromu's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Kevin Smith (195-89, college: Richmond) did not help to save the game for FS Debrecen. His fellow American import guard Brian Stafford (193-90, college: Denver) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Atomeromu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kaposvari. FS Debrecen lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Atomeromu will meet Marso NYKK (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FS Debrecen will play against Kormend.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: J.Eilingsfeld 19+7reb+1ast, T.Kaman 18+10reb+3ast, D.Vojvoda 18+6reb+4ast, J.Levy 13+2reb+4ast, S.Idlet 11+12reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 10+2reb+4ast
FS Debrecen: K.Smith 23+9reb+1ast, B.Stafford 14+6reb+5ast, I.Kovacs 7+2reb, V.Vas 5+2reb+1ast, A.Helmeczi 4+3ast, D.Benocs 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 197001


Kormend - Marso NYKK 83-64

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Kormend (7-10) crushed at home 9th ranked Marso NYKK (7-11) 83-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kormend. Marso NYKK managed to win third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Marso NYKK to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Marso NYKK 40-28 including 33 on the defensive glass. American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) notched 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) supported him with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. Even 25 points and 5 steals by American guard Anthony Nelson (185-89, college: Niagara) did not help to save the game for Marso NYKK. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Kormend moved-up to ninth place. Loser Marso NYKK dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Szedeak. Kormend will meet FS Debrecen (#12) on the road in the next round. Marso NYKK will play against the league's second-placed Atomeromu where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Kormend: K.Austin 26+8reb+4ast, A.Rujak 17+4reb+1ast, M.Shaw 13+11reb+4ast, O.Krayem 11+7reb+6ast, G.Fodor 6+2reb+1ast, A.Farkas 4+2reb
Marso NYKK: A.Nelson 25+3reb+1ast, B.Davis 16+6reb+2ast, M.Berkis 8+8reb+1ast, M.Mohacsi 7+3reb+2ast, F.Boldizsar 6+6reb+3ast, C.Kaluha 2+2ast
gschID: 197000


Soproni - PVSK Pannon 80-61

Rather expected game when 7th ranked PVSK Pannon (8-10) was smashed on the road by fourth ranked Soproni (11-7) 80-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Soproni. PVSK Pannon managed to win second period 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded PVSK Pannon 39-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) notched 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the effort and swingman Norbert Takacs (197-90, agency: TSS Management) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Soproni players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by American guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) did not help to save the game for PVSK Pannon. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 17 points and 9 rebounds. Soproni maintains fourth position with 11-7 record. PVSK Pannon lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Falco-Szova. Soproni will meet Szedeak (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PVSK Pannon will play against ZTE KK (#6) in Zalaegerszeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soproni: N.Takacs 17+6reb+2ast, D.Thomas 13+7reb+9ast, F.Barovic 12+8reb+3ast, Z.Vesztergom 10+8reb+4ast, I.Bus 9+2reb+1ast, G.Toth 8+2reb+1ast
PVSK Pannon: A.Legion 20+6reb+1ast, N.Toth 17+9reb+1ast, A.Csabay 11+1reb, P.Kovacs 5+2reb+1ast, B.Bodor 4+1reb, B.Loesing 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 196998


Jaszberenyi - Falco-Szova 83-71

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Jaszberenyi (10-8) won against at home 8th ranked Falco-Szova (8-10) 83-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Jaszberenyi. Falco-Szova managed to win second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jaszberenyi looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Romanian center Roland Torok (202-90, agency: TSS Management) supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Four Jaszberenyi players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds by Slovenian forward Zeljko Zagorac (204-81) did not help to save the game for Falco-Szova. Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90) added 20 points and 8 rebounds. Falco-Szova's coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Jaszberenyi have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 10-8 record. Falco-Szova lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with PVSK Pannon. Jaszberenyi will meet at home league's leader Albacomp in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Falco-Szova will play against Kaposvari (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: R.Torok 21+5reb+2ast, M.Rakic 19+11reb+8ast, R.Dramicanin 18+2reb+2ast, G.Soos 14+5reb+4ast, M.Markovic 6+7reb+4ast, D.Mladenovic 3+1reb
Falco-Szova: Z.Zagorac 21+14reb+1ast, T.Ivosev 20+8reb, L.Kalman 10+2reb+4ast, B.Jancikin 8+2reb, T.Harazin 4+1reb, J.Rubin 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 196997


Kaposvari - Albacomp 96-79

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Albacomp (14-4) on the court of third ranked Kaposvari on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Kaposvari 96-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Albacomp. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Kaposvari led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Kaposvari looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for the former international Roland Hendlein (203-86, agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) replied with 22 points and naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Albacomp. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kaposvari (13-5) moved-up to second place, which they share with Atomeromu. Albacomp at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Kaposvari is looking forward to face Falco-Szova (#8) in Szombathely in the next round where they are favorite. Albacomp will play on the road against Jaszberenyi (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: R.Hendlein 24+15reb+3ast, M.Spica 22+3reb, K.Swanston 18+4reb, C.Dunn 16+4reb+16ast, G.Drahos 8+3reb+1ast, G.David 6+5reb+1ast
Albacomp: B.Wood 22+2reb+2ast, D.Hollis 15+10reb, R.Moore 11+1reb+7ast, A.Keller 10+10reb+1ast, Z.Szabo 6+6reb+1ast, M.Medve 6
gschID: 196999



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Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Results from games with Icelandic pro players in Europe.
France. Monaco 79 Angers BC 72 (NM 1) Logi Gunnarsson 12 pts.5 reb 5 assist for Angers
Germany MBC 56 Brose Basket 58. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 3 pts. 2 reb for MBC
Spain. Herbalife canaria 65 Assignia Manresa 75. Haukur Palsson 2 pts 1 steal for Manresa
Sweden. Norrkoping 99 Boras 92. Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) close to triple double for Norrkoping 19 pts 12 reb & 8 assist.
Stocholm Eagles 83 Sundsvall Dragons 93. Another win for the number 1 team in Sweden. Hlynur Baeringsson 16 pts. 12 boards & 5 assist. Jakob Sigurdarson 6 pts, 6 reb. 2 assist for Dragons



Grindavik & Stjarnan in Powerade Cup Finals - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

It will be Grindavik and Stjarnan to meet in Powerade Cup Finals 2013.

Keflavik met Grindavik at home. First half was in hand of Grindavik from beginning , leading most of the time by around 10 points.
Keflavik came out strong in second half with more agressive defense and more players step up. Michael Craion tight the game up in last seconds 83-83 and got one freethrow to take the lead but missed. Keflavik fouled Aaron Broussard who made 1 freethrow, still Keflavik got the chance of win but a last second lay up from Billy Baptist did not go in. Grindavik 84 Keflavik 83Top scorers for Keflavik. Michael Craion 27 Darrel Lewis 23. For Grindavik. Aaron Broussard 25. Thorleifur Olafsson 16

In the other Final Four game Stjarnan roll over Snaefell in Stykkisholmur from beginning and won 92-71
Top scorers for Snaefell. Jay Threatt 16 Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 12. For Stjarnan. Jarrid Frye 21, Brian Mills and Justin Shouse 14 each



Jeron Belin is a newcomer at Contern, ex Njardvik - by Eurobasket News

AB Contern (Diekirch League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Jeron Belin (198-88, college: St.Peters, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He supposed to play at UMFN Njardvik in Icelandic Dominos League. In four games this season he recorded very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. The last season Belin played at Bupa (Powerade League) in Maltese league. In 15 games last year he averaged impressive 33.5ppg, 13.1rpg and 2.9apg.
His college team won MAAC Tournament in 2011.
Belin attended St.Peters College until 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Petrochimi 15-1 
 2. Foolad Mahan 13-3 
 3. Mahram 12-3 
 4. Zanjan 9-7 
 5. Azad 7-8 
 6. Gorgan 6-10 
 7. Petrochimi Mahshahr 5-11 
 8. Al Badr 5-11 
 9. Esteghlal 4-12 
 10. Naft Sepahan 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: Gorgan - Al Badr
Jan. 28: Foolad Mahan - Petrochimi Mahshahr
Jan. 28: Zanjan - Esteghlal
Jan. 28: Petrochimi - Azad
Jan. 28: Naft Sepahan - Mahram


Petrochimi Mahshahr inks Marius Prekevicius - by Greg

Sanaye Petrochimi Mahshahr (Superleague) signed 29-year old former Lithuanian national team forward Marius Prekevicius (195-93kg-84, college: S.Florida, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL league. In 24 games he had just 2.5ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Prekevicius also played 18 games in Baltic League where he recorded only 1.2ppg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Prekevicius also played 2 games in VTB United League where he recorded only 2.0ppg and 1.5apg.
He was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Beijing (China) five years ago. Prekevicius team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 3 games: 1.3ppg. During the Olympics he played against Iran where he scored 4pts.
Marius played professionally in Lithuania, Ukrain and Greece and Poland.
Marius will join a former teammate Povilas Cukinas to help the team in playoffs.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-1 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 10-5 
 3. Maccabi Haifa 9-6 
 4. Hapoel J-M 8-6 
 5. Netanya 8-7 
 6. Bnei Hasharon 7-8 
 7. Hapoel T-A 6-8 
 8. Maccabi Rishon 6-8 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 5-9 
 10. Elizur Ashkelon 5-10 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-10 
 12. Hapoel Holon 5-10 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 27: Netanya - Elizur Ashkelon 97-69
Jan. 27: Hapoel Eilat - Galil Gilboa 79-66
Jan. 27: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Haifa 76-64
Jan. 27: Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel Holon 103-77
Jan. 28: Hapoel T-A - Maccabi Rishon
Jan. 28: Maccabi Ashdod - Hapoel J-M


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.20.5 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.9 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.1 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi19.0 
 5. Killingswort., Net.17.9 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.8 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.16.6 
 8. Wright, Maccabi16.6 
 9. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.16.5 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.5 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.7 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.1 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi9.6 
 5. Washington, Netan.9.5&