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Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 24-10 
 2. Penarol 22-11 
 3. Lanus 21-11 
 4. Olimpico LB 20-15 
 5. Boca Jrs 19-14 
 6. Libertad S. 19-14 
 7. Quimsa 18-15 
 8. Argentino 18-17 
 9. Sionista 18-17 
 10. GECR Indalo 17-17 
 11. Atenas 17-18 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 15-18 
 13. Obras 13-20 
 14. 9 de Julio 11-23 
 15. Union Progr. 10-23 
 16. La Union 8-27 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 23

Feb. 8: Sionista - 9 de Julio 99-90
Feb. 8: Quimsa - Union Progr. 95-76
Feb. 8: Boca Jrs - Olimpico LB 92-55
Feb. 8: Libertad S. - La Union 91-69
Feb. 8: Regatas C. - Argentino 83-66
Feb. 8: Obras - Atenas 83-56
Feb. 8: Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 82-84
Feb. 8: Penarol - Lanus 78-62

Second Stage: Round 24

Feb. 10: Regatas C. - 9 de Julio
Feb. 10: Obras - Olimpico LB
Feb. 10: Quimsa - La Union
Feb. 10: Penarol - GECR Indalo
Feb. 10: Sionista - Argentino
Feb. 10: Boca Jrs - Atenas
Feb. 10: Libertad S. - Union Progr.
Feb. 10: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Lanus


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.1 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.7 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.5 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.3 
 5. Lewis, La Union16.9 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.0 
 7. Shannon, La Union15.2 
 8. Lytch, Argentino14.8 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.14.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.11.1 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.6 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.0 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 7. Fierro, Atenas7.3 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.7.2 
 9. Battle, Lanus7.2 
 10. Lewis, La Union7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.7 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.1 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.0 
 4. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 5. De los Santo., Arg.3.9 
 6. Osimani, Obras3.9 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.7 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.6 
 6. Lewis, La Union1.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.1.5 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 9. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 10. Aguirre, Quimsa1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 3. Battle, Lanus1.2 
 4. Humphrey, Obras1.1 
 5. Meyinsse, Regat.1.0 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.1.0 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Santiago, Boca Jrs0.9 
 9. Espinoza, Obras0.8 
 10. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 17-1 
 2. Estudian.Con. 14-4 
 3. Instituto Cor. 10-8 
 4. San Isidro 9-8 
 5. Alvear 9-9 
 6. Obera TC 8-9 
 7. La Union 6-11 
 8. Atl.Echague 6-12 
 9. Sarmiento 6-12 
 10. Union Sunch 4-13 
South
 1. Sport Club 12-6 
 2. Alianza Viedma 11-6 
 3. Ciclista 11-7 
 4. Quilmes MP 10-7 
 5. Huracan 10-8 
 6. MH Basket 8-10 
 7. San Lorenzo Ch. 7-10 
 8. Banda Norte 7-10 
 9. Rocamora 7-11 
 10. Bragado 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 8: Banda Norte - Bragado 94-85
Feb. 8: La Union - Sarmiento 91-79
Feb. 8: Rocamora - Quilmes MP 91-79
Feb. 8: San Isidro - Obera TC 90-87
Feb. 8: Alvear - Union Sunch 89-71
Feb. 8: Ciclista - Huracan 83-88
Feb. 8: Estudian.Con. - San Mart.C. 82-75
Feb. 8: Instituto Cor. - Atl.Echague 75-70
Feb. 8: Sport Club - MH Basket 71-68
Feb. 9: Alianza Viedma - San Lorenzo Ch.


LigaA Round 23 (Second Stage): Penarol defeats Lanus in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Penarol (22-11) which hosted in Mar del Plata second-ranked Lanus (21-11). Third ranked Penarol had an easy win 78-62. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Penarol led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Penarol forced 20 Lanus turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Lanus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) answered with 14 points for Lanus. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Lanus at the other side dropped to the third position with 11 games lost. Penarol are looking forward to face GECR Indalo (#10) in Comodoro R. in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lanus will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca and is hoping to win this game.
LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (24-10) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Argentino (18-17) 83-66. It was a great evening for the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (190-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Jerome Meyinsse helped adding 18 points and 5 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (202-85) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 24-10 record. Argentino lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eighth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Sionista. Regatas Corrientes will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Argentino will play on the road against Sionista (#9) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Buenos Aires supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda (20-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Boca Juniors (19-14). Boca Juniors smashed Olimpico de La Banda 92-55 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. It was an exceptional evening for Daniel Santiago who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. Fernando Calvi came up with 15 points for Olimpico de La Banda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boca Juniors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 19-14 record, which they share with Libertad S. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Boca Juniors will meet at home Atenas (#11) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Obras (#13) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Bahia Blanca. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 12th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (15-18) to eleventh ranked GECR Indalo (17-17) 84-82 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Wuber-Est.Bahia. The best player for the winners was David Jackson who scored 25 points. GECR Indalo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place. Wuber-Est.Bahia at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 18 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play at home against Lanus (#3) in Buenos Aires.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Atenas (17-18) and Obras (13-20), which took place in Buenos Aires. 10th ranked Atenas was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Obras 83-56 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atenas. Ryan Humphrey orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Obras have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain thirteenth place with 13-20 record. Loser Atenas dropped to the eleventh position with 18 games lost. Obras will face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Union Progr. was smashed by Quimsa on the road 95-76. Libertad S. destroyed La Union on its own court 91-69. 9 de Julio unfortunately lost to Sionista in Parana 90-99.


Penarol - Lanus 78-62

An interesting game for Penarol (22-11) which hosted in Mar del Plata second-ranked Lanus (21-11). Third ranked Penarol had an easy win 78-62. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Penarol led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Penarol forced 20 Lanus turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Lanus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) answered with 14 points and power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) added 12 points in the effort for Lanus. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Lanus at the other side dropped to the third position with 11 games lost. Penarol are looking forward to face GECR Indalo (#10) in Comodoro R. in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lanus will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12) in Bahia Blanca and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Penarol: F.Campazzo 18+4reb+4ast, M.Mata 14+5reb+4ast, S.Safar 11+1reb+1ast, M.Leiva 8+10reb, D.Teague 8+3reb, L.Rasio 7+6reb
Lanus: A.Boccia 14+3reb+1ast, F.Martina 12+3reb+1ast, R.Battle 8+2reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 7+5reb, C.Schattmann 6+4reb, P.Prato 6+4reb
gschID: 189554


Quimsa - Union Progr. 95-76

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Quimsa (18-15) crushed 15th ranked Union Progresista (10-23) in Santiado Estero 95-76 on Friday. The game without a history. Quimsa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Union Progresista's 30. Union Progresista was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) answered with 24 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international forward Diego Cavaco (200-79) added 22 points in the effort for Union Progresista. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Quimsa moved-up to seventh place. Union Progresista lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth position with 23 games lost. Quimsa will face bottom-ranked La Union (#16) in Formosa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Union Progresista will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Williams 24+10reb+2ast, J.Baxter 19+2reb+4ast, D.Lo Grippo 16+7reb+1ast, S.Vega 8+9reb+1ast, G.Deck 8+2reb, J.Pablo Cantero 8+1reb+2ast
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 24+7reb+2ast, D.Cavaco 22+4reb+1ast, A.Zago 9+7reb, O.Canton 6+5reb+2ast, C.Schoppler 6, C.Avalle 5+2ast
gschID: 189553


Obras - Atenas 83-56

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Atenas (17-18) and Obras (13-20), which took place in Buenos Aires. 10th ranked Atenas was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Obras 83-56 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Atenas. The game without a history. Obras led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Atenas' 26. They outrebounded Atenas 46-33 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) contributed with 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) answered with 11 points and the former international center Fabricio Oberto (207-75) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Atenas. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Obras have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain thirteenth place with 13-20 record. Loser Atenas dropped to the eleventh position with 18 games lost. Obras will face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Obras: R.Humphrey 20+10reb+1ast, J.Mazzaro 17+5reb, K.Lamonte 12+1reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 9+7reb+1ast, J.Gutierrez 8+12reb+3ast, A.Konsztadt 6+1reb+5ast
Atenas: M.Lescano 12, B.Labaque 11+4reb+2ast, F.Oberto 7+7reb+2ast, A.Elsener 7+4reb+1ast, D.Guaita 5+4reb, D.Kante 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 189552


Regatas C. - Argentino 83-66

LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (24-10) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Argentino (18-17) 83-66. The game was mostly controlled by Regatas Corrientes. Argentino was better in third quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (190-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) helped adding 18 points and 5 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (202-85) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Fernando Funes (192-83) scored 16 points. Regatas Corrientes maintains first place with 24-10 record. Argentino lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eighth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Sionista. Regatas Corrientes will play against 9 de Julio (#14) in Rio Tercero in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Argentino will play on the road against Sionista (#9) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 31+6reb+1ast, J.Meyinsse 18+5reb+1ast, J.Martinez 10+3reb+9ast, N.Ferreyra 8+2reb, N.Romano 6+6reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 5+1reb+1ast
Argentino: C.Amicucci 17+9reb, F.Funes 16+3reb+2ast, A.Weigand 8+3reb+1ast, B.Carlwell 8+11reb, G.Luchino 7+2reb+2ast, N.De los Santos 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 189551


Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 82-84

A very interesting game took place in Bahia Blanca. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 12th ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (15-18) to eleventh ranked GECR Indalo (17-17) 84-82 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Wuber-Est.Bahia. Wuber-Est.Bahia was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 32-25 charge of GECR Indalo, which allowed them to win the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Wuber-Est.Bahia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) who scored 25 points. His fellow American import forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and international center Juan Manuel Torres (210-84) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place. Wuber-Est.Bahia at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 18 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play at home against Lanus (#3) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 25+1reb+1ast, K.Seawright 12+5reb+1ast, D.Romero 11+7reb+1ast, J.Robinson 11+7reb+4ast, S.Scala 10+3reb+3ast, P.Orlietti 6+5reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Manuel Torres 15+6reb, L.Faggiano 14+5ast, H.Jasen 14+6reb+2ast, J.Williams 13+1reb, D.Davis 11+5reb+1ast, L.Nailon 10
gschID: 189550


Libertad S. - La Union 91-69

Very expected game when 16th ranked La Union (8-27) was smashed on the road by sixth ranked Libertad Sunchales (19-14) 91-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Libertad Sunchales. La Union was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Libertad Sunchales made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Point guard Jonatan Treise (186-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists. American guard DerMarr Johnson (206-80, college: Cincinnati) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Five Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 25 points and 7 rebounds and guard Juan Brussino (183-91) added 11 points in the effort for La Union. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boca Jrs. La Union lost their fifth game in a row. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Libertad Sunchales will face Union Progresista (#15) in Villa Angela in the next round and are hoping to win another game. La Union will play on the road against Quimsa in Santiado Estero.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Treise 21+3reb+5ast, D.Johnson 18+4reb+3ast, A.Alloatti 13+8reb, D.Garcia 12+1ast, G.Mikulas 11+7reb, R.Sanchez 10+8reb+3ast
La Union: G.Lewis 25+7reb+1ast, J.Brussino 11+3reb+2ast, T.Shannon 8+3reb, R.Wolkowyski 6+7reb+1ast, M.Ceruti 5+2reb+1ast, N.Gianella 5+2reb
gschID: 189549


Boca Jrs - Olimpico LB 92-55

The game in Buenos Aires supposed to be also quite interesting. 4th placed Olimpico de La Banda (20-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Boca Juniors (19-14). Boca Juniors smashed Olimpico de La Banda 92-55 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The game without a history. Boca Juniors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Olimpico de La Banda to just 5 points in third quarter. Boca Juniors dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico de La Banda's 26. They outrebounded Olimpico de La Banda 43-20 including a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) accounted for 19 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winning side. Five Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. Power forward Fernando Calvi (200-81) came up with 15 points and American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Olimpico de La Banda in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boca Juniors have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 19-14 record, which they share with Libertad S. Loser Olimpico de La Banda keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Boca Juniors will meet at home Atenas (#11) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Obras (#13) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 19+3reb+1ast, J.Coleman 17+1ast, D.Santiago 13+17reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 12+2reb+2ast, P.Hopson 11+3reb+4ast, M.Delia 7+6reb
Olimpico LB: F.Calvi 15+1reb+1ast, J.Machuca 10+2reb, S.Clancy 7+8reb+1ast, A.Eslava 6+3reb, C.McGowan 6+3reb+1ast, F.Malara 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 189548


Sionista - 9 de Julio 99-90

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Sionista (18-17) won against 14th ranked 9 de Julio (11-23) in Parana 99-90 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 31-25. But 9 de Julio won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Lorrenzo Wade (198-85, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Sionista's coach Sebastian Svetliza used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for 9 de Julio. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sionista moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Argentino. 9 de Julio lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 23 games lost. Sionista will face Argentino (#8) in Junin in the next round. 9 de Julio will play on the road against the league's leader Regatas Corrientes (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sionista: L.Wade 19+6reb+1ast, L.Gonzalez 19+1reb, J.Pittman 17+1ast, J.Lloreda 15+7reb+2ast, M.Sandes 14+3reb, L.Cequeira 9+5reb+6ast
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 21+5reb+2ast, E.Ruiz 14+3reb+1ast, J.Ayarza 13+3reb, L.Blanchard 11+10reb, D.Gerbaudo 9+2reb+4ast, M.Garcia 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 189547



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


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

31-year old power forward Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) had a great game in the last round for Thailand S. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 27 rebounds, while his team beat KL Dragons (#6, 2-4) 77-65. Thailand S. is placed at 5th position in ASEAN League . Thailand S. is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. Charles just recently signed at Thailand S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Christien Charles averages just after three games 21.7ppg and 18.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Gabe Freeman (198-F-85) of Petron Blaze. He is American forward in his first season at Petron Blaze. In the last game Freeman recorded impressive double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Petron Blaze was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked Satria Muda (#1, 4-2) 98-96. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Petron Blaze still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 2-2 record is not bad at all. Freeman is one of the most experienced players at Petron Blaze and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.5ppg (#4). He also registered 10.0 boards per game. Former Costa Mesa JC star Freeman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to center Kyle Jeffers (207-C-85) of Singapore S. (#4). Jeffers showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Singapore S., leading his team to a 68-67 win against slightly lower-ranked KL Dragons (#6, 2-4). Singapore S. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Jeffers has a great season in ASEAN League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 11.3rpg (5th best) and assists with 3.0apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dior Lowhorn (201-F-87) of Saigon H. - 29 points and 5 rebounds
5. Jerick Canada (170-G) of Satria Muda - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) of Thailand S. - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Petron Blaze - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. David Palmer (206-F/C-86) of Saigon H. - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85) of Petron Blaze - 21 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   


Crocs def. Taipans - by Hugh McAuliffe

Peter Crawford (193-G/F-79) and Gary Ervin delivered Townsville an incredible 111-108 double-overtime win over the Cairns Taipans in Townsville to keep the Crocs playoff hopes alive.

Crawford and Ervin combined for 30 points after three-quarter-time, engaging in a thrilling shoot-out with Cairns superstar Jamar Wilson, who scored 18 of his 23 points in the final 14 minutes of the game.

In a game with too many highlights to mention, including a remarkable up-and-under dunk by Taipans import Shane Edwards that had seemingly given the visitors victory in the first overtime, the combination of Townsvilles dual stars eventually wore down the fatiguing Wilson.

Crawford finished with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Ervin 28 points and six assists, while Luke Nevill added 17 points and eight rebounds.

Wilson added seven assists and six rebounds to his scoring bounty, while Cam Gliddon produced 16 and Edwards 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Crawford started quickly with a jumper and assist for Townsville, but it was his counterpart Gliddon who stamped his authority on the first quarter.

The rookie nailed three triples and finished off a deft Cam Tragardh backdoor pass on his way to 13 points for the term.

And though Ervin gave the Taipans some trouble in transition, when Clint Steindl hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer the visitors led 23-21 at quarter-time.

Loughton picked up where Gliddon left off in the second, swishing consecutive long bombs to pull Cairns clear, and when Tragardh and Aaron Grabau both made tough finishes over Nevill the Taipans led by 13.

The Crocs fought back through Michael Cedar, but a buzzing-beating triple from Edwards ensured a 44-36 advantage for visitors at the main break.

The three-point shooting of Crawford and Todd Blanchfield came to the fore in the third term, pulling Townsville within two late in the period.

But Cairns always seemed to have the answers, and when the Crocs pulled within a basket early in the final term Steindl nailed two enormous triples to restore a nine-point buffer.

The Crocs chipped away, Crawford repeatedly attacking the basket and Ervin lightning on the fast-break as Townsville drew level with 3min 30sec to play.

Blanchfield also stood tall with some big plays down the stretch, while Wilson was making sure the Taipans stayed alive with athletic help from Edwards, but ultimately weight of numbers delivered Townsville a famous victory.



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  AUSTRIA   


DeVaughn Washington claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American DeVaughn Washington (202-F-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Wels and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat BC Vienna (#1, 15-4) 78-65. Wels is placed at 5th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Wels is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-9 record. Washington turned to be Wels' top player in his first season with the team. Ohio University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Washington is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.2rpg) and averages solid 58.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart. Boxley impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Oberwart to another comfortable win outscoring Gussing (10-9) 95-74. This victory allowed Oberwart to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Boxley is a newcomer at Oberwart 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 Montenegrin Radosav Spasojevic (204-F/C-92, agency: Interperformances) of Arkadia (#11). Spasojevic scored 22 points and passed eight assists. Despite Spasojevic's great performance Arkadia lost 86-90 to the higher-ranked Gmunden (#3, 15-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Arkadia can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-18 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Spasojevic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Spasojevic has individually a great season in Austria. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.7ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91) of Gussing - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87) of Kapfenberg - 16 points and 11 rebounds
6. Mike Oppland (204-F-84) of Gmunden - 22 points and 5 rebounds
7. Richard Chaney (196-G-84) of Oberwart - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Pablo Gamaleri (194-F-93) of Arkadia - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) of UBSC Graz - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Michael Anthony Dale (197-G/F-84) of UBSC Graz - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 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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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group E
 1. Barons kvartals 4-0 
 2. Ventspils 4-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-3 
 4. Parnu 0-5 
Group F
 1. Kalev/Cramo 3-0 
 2. Rudupis 3-1 
 3. Jelgava 2-2 
 4. Naglis Palangos 0-5 
Group G
 1. Juventus 4-0 
 2. Pieno Zvaigzdes 3-2 
 3. Tarvas 3-2 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 0-6 
Group H
 1. TU/Rock 4-0 
 2. Valmiera 2-2 
 3. Siauliai 2-2 
 4. Sakalai 0-4 
Stage One Standings

Top 16: Round 6

Feb. 9: Barons kvartals - Parnu 99-94
Feb. 9: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Tarvas 82-62
Feb. 9: Naglis Palangos - Rudupis 77-88
Feb. 10: Siauliai - TU/Rock
Feb. 12: Jelgava - Kalev/Cramo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.18.7 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas17.6 
 3. Raadik, Parnu17.5 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis17.4 
 6. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 7. Lengvinas, Naglis14.9 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.8 
 9. Berzins, Valmiera14.8 
 10. Wilkinson, Kalev/.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu10.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.9 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera7.7 
 5. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.2 
 6. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.2 
 7. Keedus, TTU7.1 
 8. Bishop, Nevezis6.9 
 9. Varnelis, Juventus6.8 
 10. Ziedins, Valmiera6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.8 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.6 
 5. Maceina, Pieno Z.4.3 
 6. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 7. Tamm, Tarvas4.1 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.3.9 
 9. Dambrauskas, Sakal.3.8 
 10. Laane, Rapla3.6 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.6 
 2. Berzins, Valmiera2.1 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 4. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 5. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.8 
 7. Matulionis, Parnu1.8 
 8. Tamm, Tarvas1.8 
 9. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 10. Mizis, Jelgava1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.7 
 4. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.6 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.1.1 
 7. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.0 
 8. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 10. Zyle, Nevezis0.9 


Baltic League round 5 (Top 16) best performance: A.J. Stewart - by Eurobasket News

American forward A.J. Stewart (205-F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Tarvas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Top 16).
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds, while his team The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Tarvas maintains the 2nd position in Baltic League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Tarvas will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 3-1 record. Stewart just recently signed at Tarvas and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. A.J. Stewart averages just after two games 22.5ppg and 10.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Tarvas' star - 25-year old American Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87). Raley-Ross had a very good evening with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Tarvas lost that game 79-88 to league's leader Juventus (#1, 4-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tarvas still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Raley-Ross is a newcomer at Tarvas, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) of Jelgava (#3). Duselis scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Jelgava, leading his team to a 114-93 easy win against #4 ranked Naglis Palangos. Jelgava needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Duselis has a very solid season. In 14 games in Baltic League he scored 11.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Parrish Brown (185-G-84) of Naglis Palangos - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of Ventspils - 15 points and 14 rebounds
6. TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of Jelgava - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Sandis Silavs (195-G-88) of Jelgava - 22 points and 5 assists
9. Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Ventspils - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87) of Juventus - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  BARBADOS   


Barbados on way up - by Don Farrell

Basketball on road up

Basketball on road upCoach Brian Good will be looking to adequately prepare the Barbados teams for regional competitions. (FP)


Basketball's fallen power seems ready to rise again.

Two years after failing to contest a single regional tournament, Barbados appear set to attend four after committing to send both junior and senior squads to this year's Caribbean Basketball Championships.

Barbados Amateur Basketball Association president Derrick Garrett disclosed his executive's plans following last weekend's annual congress of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation in the United States Virgin Islands.

'We are indeed looking at having both junior and senior men's and women's teams, and we will try our best to have them represented because I think it is important to re-establish our foothold in the Caribbean,' said Garrett in a telephone interview with NATIONSPORT.

'It might be difficult in terms of finances, and we already sent our juniors toCentrobasket last year, but I can say once there are senior tournaments we will definitely commit to sending the women and men because they haven't competed since 2007 and 2009 respectively.

It's the much welcomed news for a former regional powerhouse that soared to the top of the Caribbean's ranks when ultramarine and gold won both the men's and women's titles at home in 2000.

But Barbados haven't enjoyed much success since, especially with the men, who stumbled to a fifth and two successive sixth-place finishes at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 tournaments, respectively.

Barbados then appeared to hit rock bottom in 2011 when they failed to send either a men's or women's team to the Caribbean Basketball Championships for the first time in the competition's history as the previous executive neglected to seek the necessary funding from the Barbados Olympic Association.

However, the current administration immediately showed a commitment to resurrecting the fallen power by hiring former NCAA Division I collegiate player Brian Good to coach the men ahead of this summer's tourney.

'With coach Good in place we're expecting to have the teams properly prepared for the tournament, and I know we have the talent here to make us competitive if not get us back on top,' Garrett said.

'We might not have had international competition for a while but most of the players from the last tournament will still be available, and we have some options overseas in college also available to us as well.'

Trinidad and Tobago are expected to host both the men's and the women's tournament in July once the twin-island's government agrees to help fund both tournaments. St Lucia and Aruba have been shortlisted as possible venues for both the Under-17 girls' and boys' competitions.

story by justin marville






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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 12-4 
 2. M.Hainaut 10-6 
 3. Aalstar 10-6 
 4. Spirou 8-6 
 5. Antwerp 8-8 
 6. Liege 6-10 
 7. Leuven 5-10 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 9: M.Hainaut - Leuven 89-75
Feb. 8: Liege - Oostende 77-84 OT
Feb. 9: Aalstar - Antwerp 75-57
Feb. 8: Verviers-Pep. - Spirou 67-79

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 15: Liege - M.Hainaut
Feb. 15: Spirou - Oostende
Feb. 15: Antwerp - Verviers-Pep.
Feb. 17: Leuven - Aalstar
Feb. 12: Spirou - Verviers-Pep.


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 19
 1. Walsh, Spirou19.0 
 2. Thompson, Aalstar17.6 
 3. Mukubu, Liege17.1 
 4. Robinson, Leuven16.3 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende16.2 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.1 
 7. Green, Verviers.16.0 
 8. Aleksandrov, Vervi.15.5 
 9. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
 10. Aska, Leuven14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Walsh, Spirou9.9 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende7.2 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.0 
 4. Thondique, Antwerp6.7 
 5. Gillet, Liege6.3 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar6.3 
 7. Young, Aalstar6.2 
 8. Aska, Leuven6.1 
 9. Mukubu, Liege6.1 
 10. Wright, Oostende6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.5 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.2 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.9 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.6 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.6 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar3.4 
 7. Black, Antwerp3.4 
 8. Raivio, Aalstar3.3 
 9. Moors, Antwerp3.2 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.5 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.2 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 5. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 6. Hanavan, Leuven1.7 
 7. Anderson, Aalstar1.6 
 8. Hopkins, Antwerp1.6 
 9. Riddick, Spirou1.5 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.5 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.2 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 4. Dukes, Leuven1.1 
 5. Ferguson, Verviers.1.1 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 7. Thondique, Antwerp0.7 
 8. Young, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende0.5 


Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Houthalen 15-5 
 2. Kangor.-Boom 14-5 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 14-6 
 4. Gembo BBC 12-6 
 5. St-Niklase 11-8 
 6. Waregem 11-9 
 7. M.Hainaut II 11-10 
 8. Gent Dragons 10-9 
 9. Excelsior 10-9 
 10. CEP Fleurus 10-10 
 11. Sprimont 9-9 
 12. Tongeren 8-13 
 13. Oudenaarde 6-14 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-16 
 15. Giants II 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 8: M.Hainaut II - Giants II 86-70
Feb. 9: Tongeren - Waregem 83-101
Feb. 8: CEP Fleurus - Gent Dragons 75-62
Feb. 9: St-Niklase - Point Chaud
Feb. 9: Kangor.-Boom - Excelsior
Feb. 10: Essor Charleroi - Oudenaarde
Feb. 10: Gembo BBC - Sint-Jan Ant.


Ethias League Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Sixth-ranked Liege Basket (6-10) gave a tough game to first ranked Base Oostende (12-4) on Friday. The visitors from Oostende managed to secure only seven-point victory 84-77. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Matt Lojeski who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. Base Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Base Oostende have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-4 record. Liege Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Base Oostende will face Spirou Charleroi (#4) on the road in the next round. Liege Basket will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon.

Aalstar - Antwerp 75-57

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Antwerp Giants (8-8) were defeated on the road by third ranked Okapi Aalstar (10-6) 75-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Okapi Aalstar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. At the losing side international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) responded with 9 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Antwerp Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Okapi Aalstar will face Leuven Bears (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Antwerp Giants will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: T.Black 12+3reb+1ast, J.Love 10+7reb, J.Mwema 9+9reb, R.Biggs 8+2reb, Y.Driesen 8+6reb, B.Hopkins 6+2reb
Aalstar: R.Thompson 25+3reb+2ast, D.Raivio 16+2reb+3ast, J.Tofi 12+9reb+3ast, L.Cummard 10+6reb+4ast, C.Young 7+10reb, O.Maes 3
gschID: 187298


M.Hainaut - Leuven 89-75

Very predictable result in Quaregnon where second ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (10-6) defeated 7th ranked Leuven Bears (5-10) 89-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Belfius Mons-Hainaut. Leuven Bears was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Leuven Bears 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's coach Yves Defraigne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) responded with 20 points and 4 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) scored 21 points. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second position with 10-6 record having just two points less than leader Oostende, which they share with Aalstar. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will face Liege Basket (#6) in Liege in the next round. Leuven Bears will play at home against Okapi Aalstar.
Top scorers:
Leuven: I.Aska 21+3reb, G.Robinson 20+2reb+4ast, B.Burgess 10+6reb, I.Hanavan 8+6reb, J.Dukes 8+10reb, T.Deroover 6+2ast
M.Hainaut: J.Wallace 16+3reb+4ast, Q.Taylor 14+9reb+3ast, J.Bostic 13+8reb+4ast, A.Gorgemans 13+3reb, G.Muya 10+5reb+2ast, B.Qvale 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 187297


Liege - Oostende 77-84 OT

Sixth-ranked Liege Basket (6-10) gave a tough game to first ranked Base Oostende (12-4) on Friday. The visitors from Oostende managed to secure only seven-point victory 84-77. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime then Liege Basket managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Base Oostende who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-7. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import Wesley Wilkinson (207-84, college: Nebraska) who added 18 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Base Oostende players scored in double figures. Base Oostende's coach Dario Gjergja used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side international forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman B.J. Monteiro (195-90, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Base Oostende have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-4 record. Liege Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Base Oostende will face Spirou Charleroi (#4) on the road in the next round. Liege Basket will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon.
Top scorers:
Liege: P.Gillet 14+8reb+1ast, B.Monteiro 14+5reb+1ast, I.Iarochevitch 12+4reb+1ast, Y.Hertay 9+2reb+2ast, W.Boss Mukubu 8+8reb+2ast, G.Ware 8+3reb
Oostende: M.Lojeski 28+13reb+1ast, W.Wilkinson 18+11reb, M.Stojic 11+2reb+4ast, D.Drobnjak 11+6reb, D.Katnic 9+2reb+1ast, J.Salumu 3
gschID: 187296


Verviers-Pep. - Spirou 67-79

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (3-12) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Spirou Charleroi (8-6) 79-67 on Friday. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. Spirou Charleroi forced 24 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. Strangely VOO Verviers-Pepinster outrebounded Spirou Charleroi 37-25 including 23 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Matt Walsh (197-82, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) who added 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. Five Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian power forward Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-87) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Stephane Moris (207-86, agency: Promotex) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Spirou Charleroi moved-up to fourth place. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Spirou Charleroi will face league's leader Base Oostende at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Antwerp Giants (#5).
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: N.Aleksandrov 18+6reb+1ast, S.Moris 15+8reb, J.Anderson 13+4ast, Y.Moray 7+4reb+2ast, D.Tubak 6+8reb+2ast, C.Ferguson 3+8reb+2ast
Spirou: M.Walsh 21+10reb+2ast, J.Randle 17+4ast, S.Massot 16+2reb+2ast, C.Beghin 12+5reb, D.Green 11+6reb+3ast, A.Riddick 2
gschID: 187295



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  BOSNIA   


Aleksej Nesovic joins Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian-Bosnian point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, agency: Beo Basket). He started the season at OKK Beograd in Serbian A League. In 17 games this season he had 13.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.2apg and 2.1spg. Nesovic also played 6 games in Balkan League where he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg. He ended the last season at Radnicki (A League) in Serbian league. In 13 games last year he recorded 2.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year Nesovic spent at KK Vrsac in Serbia. In 24 Adriatic League games he recorded 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season Nesovic played at Buducnost in Montenegrin league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In two Euroleague Qualifying Round games that season he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 3.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 5.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. In 15 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Nesovic won Montenegrin League championship title in 2011. He represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago.
Nesovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Germany, Greece (Olimpiada), Italy, Poland, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Aliaga).
On Nesovic: Good handler and shooter, he can play in 1 and 2 spot. A player with enormous athletic potential, hes quick and a really good leaper, he can beat the opponent every time he wants. He can drive to the basket resisting at fouls and scoring, or serving dishes to big men. Fast and good 3-pointer shooter, he can score coming out from the screens. He also likes to play pick and roll showing a great range of solutions. His good athletic qualities makes him a very good full court defender against the point guard, he likes to play aggressive and can also deny the best scorer passing on the pick and playing hard when the game needs so.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 21-0 
 2. Brasilia 15-4 
 3. Uberlandia 15-6 
 4. Bauru 14-7 
 5. Franca 13-8 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 12-6 
 7. Paulistano 12-9 
 8. Minas 11-10 
 9. S.Jose/Unimed 11-11 
 10. Liga Sorocaba 10-11 
 11. Basquete Cearense 9-10 
 12. Limeira 9-11 
 13. Joinville 8-12 
 14. Vila Velha 7-14 
 15. Mogi das Cruzes 6-14 
 16. Tijuca TC 4-17 
 17. Suzano 3-16 
 18. Palmeiras 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 7: Pinheiros/Sky - Palmeiras 87-82
Feb. 7: Suzano - Paulistano 85-87
Feb. 7: Uberlandia - Liga Sorocaba 84-81
Feb. 7: S.Jose/Unimed - Tijuca TC 81-65
Feb. 7: Minas - Limeira 81-61
Feb. 7: Franca - Bauru 80-82
Feb. 7: Vila Velha - Joinville 67-59

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 14: Tijuca TC - Franca
Feb. 14: Pinheiros/Sky - Paulistano
Feb. 14: Flamengo - Uberlandia
Feb. 14: Bauru - Brasilia
Feb. 14: Liga Sorocaba - Basquete Cearense
Feb. 14: Suzano - Minas
Feb. 14: Palmeiras - Vila Velha
Feb. 14: Joinville - Mogi das Cruzes
Feb. 14: Liga Sorocaba - S.Jose/Unimed


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.5 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 3. Holloway, Liga S.19.7 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha19.5 
 5. Antonio, S.Jose/U.18.9 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 7. Day, Uberlandia18.1 
 8. Smith, Pinheiro.17.5 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.3 
 10. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.4 
 2. Araujo, Mogi d.9.1 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.9 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.0 
 5. Castellar, Limeira7.8 
 6. Agba, Bauru7.6 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.2 
 9. Teichmann, Franca6.8 
 10. Rodrigues, Minas6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.6 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.5 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Garcia, Uberlandia5.0 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.4.9 
 7. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.9 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 9. Taylor, Bauru4.7 
 10. Campos, Suzano4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 2. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 3. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 6. Alvim, Limeira0.1 
 7. Lima, Limeira0.1 
 8. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.1 
 9. Machado, Flamengo0.1 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Campos, Suzano2.2 
 2. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.1 
 3. Figueroa, Franca2.0 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.0 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.1.9 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha1.8 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.7 
 9. Teichmann, Franca1.7 
 10. Dos Santos, Brasi.1.7 


Liga Americas: Uniceub/BRB topple Flamengo - by Eurobasket News

Uniceub/BRB - Flamengo 91:79

Uniceub/BRB clinched the opening win at the Liga Americas tournament. They held off their Brazilian archrivals Flamengo for the first win in Group B. Arthur Silva (198-G/F-82) posted 22 points to pace the winners.
Uniceub/BRB started the game on a high note. They dropped 26 points in the first quarter to ensure an 8-point lead. Flamengo cut the deficit to 6 points at the interval 42:48. Uniceub/BRB picked up the defensive aggressiveness in the third term. They held Flamengo to 14 points in the period to claim a 14-point lead into the final term. Flamengo fired 23 points in the fourth period but could not deny the deficit at the end. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) netted 19 points, while Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Caio Silveira (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points for Flamengo. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) had 16 points in the loss.

Uniceub/BRB: Arthur Silva 22, Welington Dos Santos 19, Guilherme Giovannoni 17+10 boards
Flamengo: Caio Silveira 19, Vitor Benite 16



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Chiverton records back to back team high scores! - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Warner University mens basketball team defeated the No. 12 St. Thomas University (Fla.) Bobcats 83-79 on Wednesday February 6, 2013 with Virgin Islanders Halstead Chiverton (193-G-82, college: Clinton CC (NY)) scoring 30 points and Ray Victor 14.

The last time the two sides met in Miami, St. Thomas managed to secure a narrow 69-65 win on January 9 and this time around St. Thomas took an early lead and did not surrender it for the entire first half.

The Royals did not back off, however, as they managed to keep things very close at 40-39 after the first half. A big part of the Royals' attack in the first half was Halstead Chiverton, who finished with 23 points at the break. Kayo Taylor went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field for eight points, while also grabbing four boards. As a team, the Royals went 13-for-21 from the field, for an efficient 61.9%. Chivertons 4-for-6 from behind the arc helped Warner finish the first half with a smoldering 57.1% from the deep.

As Chiverton cooled off a bit in the second half, Ray Victor took control of the game for Warner. Victor led the team with 14 points in the second half, while Mark St. Fort added another nine. Victor helped keep the Royals in the game until they finally managed to take the lead with just under ten minutes to go. From that point on the Royals led by as many as seven points, but the Bobcats hung in it until the very end. Victor iced the game with four seconds left with a pair of free throws to give Warner a strong 83-79 win over St. Thomas.

Halstead Chiverton finished with a game-high 30 points, going 5-for-10 from the deep.

Scoring all 14 of his points in the second half, Ray Victor went 3-for-4 from the field, a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc and a solid 6-for-7 from the charity stripe as well as picking up 3 steals. The two big men, Kayo Taylor and Mark St. Fort, finished with 11 points and seven rebounds apiece. The Royals had nine blocks as a team, which certainly helped offset their 24 turnovers in the game. Chiverton and Lartereo Shaw led the team with two blocks each, whilst JR matched Victor with 3 steals of his own.

The win was huge for the Royals in terms of The Sun Conference Standings. Warner is now tied with Florida Memorial University at 4-8 in conference play, but because of the Royals beating Florida Memorial earlier in the season holds the tie-breaker currently. It is important for Warner to come out on top in their game against the Lions on Saturday February 9, 2013 in Miami Gardens. After downing No. 12, St. Thomas on Wednesday night, the Royals improve to 15-11 (4-8 TSC), while the Bobcats drop to 18-7 (8-4 TSC).

In the previous game, The Warner University mens basketball team lost in Sun Conference action to No. 18 Ave Maria University, 80-65.

Halstead Chiverton finished the game with a team-high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field, all off the bench. After surpassing 1,000 career points in Wednesday nights win over Johnson & Wales University, Bryce Kachinski added nine points in the game and led the Royals with four assists. Ray Victor scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds before fouling out.



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 14-2 
 2. Levski Sofia 12-3 
 3. Balkan 11-5 
 4. Rilski Sportist 11-5 
 5. Tundja Yambol 9-7 
 6. Cherno More 6-8 
 7. Beroe 6-10 
 8. Chernomorets 5-10 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-12 
 10. U20 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 9: Chernomorets - Spartak Pleven 90-81
Feb. 9: Tundja Yambol - Rilski Sportist 85-81
Feb. 8: Beroe - Lukoil Academik 78-88
Feb. 9: U20 - Balkan 69-84
Feb. 10: Cherno More - Levski Sofia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.2 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.1 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.19.0 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.18.3 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.3 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Marinovic, Levski17.0 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.0 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja16.1 
 10. Petrovic, Balkan15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.9 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.0 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja9.4 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.8 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.7 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.3 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.6.9 
 8. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.8 
 9. Simeonov, U206.6 
 10. Dupree, Rilski S.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Walker, Beroe6.8 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.1 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.5 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.2 
 5. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.4 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Velikov, Cherno M.4.3 
 8. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.1 
 9. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.8 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.2.8 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.6 
 4. Gugino, Rilski S.2.2 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.2.1 
 6. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 7. Walker, Beroe2.1 
 8. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 9. Kostov, Levski S.1.9 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.2 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.8 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.4 
 4. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.3 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 9. Radev, Beroe0.7 
 10. Simeonov, U200.7 



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 15-0 
 2. Acadia 12-3 
 3. UPEI 9-6 
 4. Dalhousie 8-8 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-8 
 6. St.Mary's 6-10 
 7. New Brunsw. 4-12 
 8. Memorial 1-15 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 17-2 
 2. Victoria 14-5 
 3. UFV 11-8 
 4. TWU 10-9 
 5. TRU 6-14 
 6. UNBC 5-14 
 7. Mount Royal 3-16 
 8. UBC Okanagan 3-17 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 14-5 
 2. Manitoba 14-6 
 3. Saskatchewan 13-6 
 4. Calgary 12-7 
 5. Winnipeg 12-8 
 6. Lethbridge 10-9 
 7. Regina 6-13 
 8. Brandon 4-15 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 17-1 
 2. Ryerson 14-3 
 3. Ottawa 14-4 
 4. Laurentian 10-8 
 5. Queen's 10-9 
 6. York 6-11 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-15 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 14-4 
 2. Lakehead 13-5 
 3. McMaster 11-7 
 4. Brock 7-11 
 5. Guelph 5-13 
 6. Laurier 5-13 
 7. Waterloo 4-14 
 8. Western 2-16 
Quebec League
 1. Bishop's 8-4 
 2. McGill 8-4 
 3. Concordia 7-5 
 4. UQAM 4-8 
 5. Laval 3-9 

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 8: Laurentian - Queen''s 95-86
Feb. 8: Ottawa - Toronto Univ. 94-51
Feb. 8: UFV - TRU 92-66
Feb. 8: Regina - Lethbridge 91-93 OT
Feb. 8: Manitoba - Saskatchewan 83-74
Feb. 8: Carleton - Ryerson 75-57
Feb. 8: TWU - UBC Okanagan 73-68
Feb. 8: UPEI - New Brunsw. 70-67
Feb. 8: Lakehead - Windsor 70-64
Feb. 8: UNBC - UBC 69-93
Feb. 8: Mount Royal - Victoria 69-74
Feb. 8: Winnipeg - Alberta 68-55
Feb. 8: Brandon - Calgary 63-88

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 12: Acadia - St.Mary''s
Feb. 13: Bishop''s - Laval
Feb. 13: Brock - Waterloo
Feb. 13: Guelph - Laurier
Feb. 13: York - Laurentian
Feb. 13: Windsor - Western
Feb. 13: Manitoba - Winnipeg


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.22.1 
 2. Allin, Laurier22.1 
 3. Freeman, UFV21.6 
 4. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.3 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.3 
 6. Otieno, Alberta19.9 
 7. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 8. Fee, New Brunsw.19.8 
 9. Dunn, St.Francis X.19.7 
 10. Hill, Toronto Uni.19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Derek WALDNER
  Lethb.
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Waldner, Lethb.11.7 
 2. Klassen, Acadia11.6 
 3. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.3 
 4. Kamen, UBC10.6 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead10.3 
 6. Phillip, Windsor10.2 
 7. Eyitayo, Concordia9.5 
 8. Burns, Regina9.5 
 9. Burns, Saskatch.9.5 
 10. Allin, Laurier9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.6 
 2. Hebert, Regina5.9 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.4 
 4. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 5. Walton, Manitoba4.9 
 6. York, UFV4.7 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.7 
 8. Pasquale, Laure.4.4 
 9. Allin, Laurier4.4 
 10. Collins, Windsor4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.9 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.3 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.2.8 
 4. Parchment, UFV2.8 
 5. Walton, Manitoba2.8 
 6. Perrin, TWU2.8 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 8. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.5 
 9. Smith, TWU2.4 
 10. Hunter, Bishop''s2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 2. Duke, UPEI1.9 
 3. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 4. Eyitayo, Concordia1.8 
 5. Dewar, Alberta1.6 
 6. Luby, Brock1.4 
 7. Osuntola, Windsor1.4 
 8. Chesson, Laurier1.4 
 9. Salhia, Lakehead1.4 
 10. O''Brien, New B.1.3 


CIS Round 31: Thunderwolves defeat leader Lancers - 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 fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Lancers (14-4) in Thunder Bay, ON on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Thunderwolves (13-5) 70-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Lancers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 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 70-64. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Center Ryan Thomson (201-90) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Lancers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Thunderwolves have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-5 record having just -1 points less than leader UBC. Lancers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. They share it with Ottawa. Thunderwolves are again looking forward to face league's leader Lancers in Windsor, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lancers will have a break next round.

Other games in round 31 were not that significant. TRU were smashed by UFV on the road 92-66. TWU won against UBC Okanagan on its own court 73-68. UBC outscored UNBC in Vancouver, BC 93-69. Mount Royal recorded a loss to Victoria at home 69-74. Alberta was defeated by Winnipeg on the opponent's court 68-55. Brandon was smashed by Calgary in a home game 63-88. Saskatchewan lost to Manitoba on the road 74-83. Laurentian managed to outperform Queen's on its own court 95-86. Toronto Univ. were rolled over Ottawa in Ottawa, ON 94-51. Carleton defeated Ryerson at home 75-57. New Brunsw. was beaten by UPEI on the opponent's court 70-67.
The most impressive performance of 31th round was 37 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds by Paul Gareau of Regina.


Lakehead - Windsor 70-64

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Lancers (14-4) in Thunder Bay, ON on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Thunderwolves (13-5) 70-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Lancers. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 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 70-64. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Center Ryan Thomson (201-90) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Enrico Diloreto (185-90) added 7 points in the effort for Lancers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Thunderwolves have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-5 record having just -1 points less than leader UBC. Lancers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. They share it with Ottawa. Thunderwolves are again looking forward to face league's leader Lancers in Windsor, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lancers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lakehead: R.Thomson 17+5reb+1ast, Y.Salhia 13+15reb+3ast, B.Johnson 11+2reb+2ast, M.Schmidt 8+3reb, G.Carter 7+5reb+4ast, D.Harvey 7+5reb+3ast
Windsor: L.Phillip 13+7reb+1ast, I.Seferagic 9+1reb+1ast, R.Osuntola 7+1reb+2ast, E.Diloreto 7+4reb+2ast, N.Ntim 6+3reb, J.Collins 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 190683


UFV - TRU 92-66

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Cascades (11-8) crushed 5th ranked Wolfpack (6-14) in Abbotsford, BC 92-66 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Cascades. Wolfpack was better in third quarter 27-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Cascades outrebounded Wolfpack 43-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. Cascades looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Wolfpack's players. It was a very good performance for Kevon Parchment who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Kyle Grewal (198-88) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) answered with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Zach Usherwood added 6 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Wolfpack. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cascades maintains third place with 11-8 record having 0 points less than leader UBC. Wolfpack lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 14 games lost. Cascades will face again Wolfpack (#5) in Kamloops, BC in the next round.
Top scorers:
UFV: S.Freeman 24+2reb+2ast, K.Grewal 20+6reb+4ast, K.Parchment 17+11reb+4ast, A.McGowan 9+2reb+4ast, N.Kendall 9+6reb, M.Dulay 5+2reb+4ast
TRU: K.Pribilsky 19+6reb+5ast, T.Haslom 11+1reb, D.Oates 7+5reb+2ast, T.Grant 7+2reb+1ast, Z.Usherwood 6+6reb+2ast, V.Watson 5+1reb
gschID: 190691


TWU - UBC Okanagan 73-68

Very expected game when 8th ranked Heat (3-17) lost to fourth ranked Spartans (10-9) in Langley, BC 68-73 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Heat trailed by 19 points after 3 quarters before a 26-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-73 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Heat 34-23 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Tonner Jackson (201) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Mark Perrin contributed with 10 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Spartans players scored in double figures. Guard Mitch Goodwin (188) answered with 8 points and 6 assists and guard Yassine Ghomari (185) added 12 points in the effort for Heat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Spartans. They maintain fourth place with 10-9 record, which they share with Lethbridge and Queen's. Loser Heat keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Spartans will face again Heat (#8) in Kelowna, BC in the next round.
Top scorers:
TWU: T.Jackson 19+8reb+4ast, K.Osborne 10+5reb+1ast, M.Perrin 10+8reb+4ast, T.Smith 10+2reb+7ast, T.Heinrichs 9+1reb, D.McDonald 9+4reb
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 12+1reb+1ast, L.Ndayitwayeko 10+1reb+2ast, M.Goodwin 8+2reb+6ast, G.Gill 7+5reb+2ast, A.Fahandeg-Sadi 7+3reb, A.Faza 6+3reb
gschID: 190690


UNBC - UBC 69-93

Very predictable result when first ranked Thunderbirds (17-2) rolled over 6th ranked Timberwolves (5-14) in Prince George, BC 93-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderbirds. Timberwolves was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Thunderbirds dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Timberwolves' 20 and made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Thunderbirds forced 20 Timberwolves turnovers and outrebounded them 45-21 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American forward Brylle Kamen (201, college: San Jose St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Jordan Jensen-Whyte (196-94) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. point guard Francis Rowe (178) answered with 15 points and Gagan Sahota added 16 points in the effort for Timberwolves. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the twelfth consecutive win for Thunderbirds. They maintain first place with 17-2 record. Timberwolves lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Thunderbirds will have a break next round. Timberwolves will play again at home against the league's leader Thunderbirds (#1) in Vancouver, BC.
Top scorers:
UBC: B.Kamen 21+12reb+2ast, J.Jensen-Whyte 15+5reb+2ast, T.Nixon 13+5reb+1ast, D.Wagner 13+6reb, O.Wallace 12+1reb, D.Plumb 12+6reb+1ast
UNBC: G.Sahota 16+1reb, F.Rowe 15+2reb, S.Raphael 10+1reb, D.Stark 8+2reb+1ast, J.Araujo 8+3reb+1ast, B.Cheng 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 190689


Regina - Lethbridge 91-93 OT

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Top scorers:
Lethbridge: J.Chief-Morris 28+8reb+1ast, L.Reiter 14+3reb+7ast, A.Fletcher 13+4reb+3ast, D.Waldner 13+15reb+3ast, C.Johnson 12+3reb+1ast, M.Duce 10+2reb+2ast
Regina: P.Gareau 37+12reb+2ast, C.Burns 28+15reb+2ast, T.Sylvester 6+1reb, B.Hebert 5+6reb+9ast, S.Nostedt 4+3reb, M.Augustin 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 190688


Mount Royal - Victoria 69-74

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Mount Royal (3-16) lost to second ranked Vikies (14-5) in Calgary, AB 69-74 on Friday. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Vikies forced 19 Mount Royal turnovers. It was a very good performance for center Chris McLaughlin (208) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Terrell Evans contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward Nick Loewen (196) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Awet Abraha (183) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Mount Royal. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Vikies. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Alberta. Loser Mount Royal keeps the seventh place with 16 games lost. Vikies will have a break next round. Mount Royal will play again at home against the league's second-placed Vikies (#2) in Victoria, BC.
Top scorers:
Victoria: C.McLaughlin 17+12reb+1ast, T.Evans 16+3reb+1ast, B.Dunlop 12+3reb+1ast, B.Taylor 7+2reb+1ast, K.Peterson 7+2ast, P.Anderson 5+5reb
Mount Royal: N.Loewen 18+7reb+2ast, A.Abraha 14+4reb+4ast, O.Ogun 10+4reb+2ast, D.Awak 6+9reb, J.Lefebvre 5+2reb+1ast, K.Wilson 5+2reb
gschID: 190687


Winnipeg - Alberta 68-55

There was a surprise result when fifth ranked Wesmen (12-8) defeated leader Golden Bears (14-5) in Winnipeg, MB 68-55 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 46-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 assists. Guard Nolan Gooding (183) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Wesmen players scored in double figures. Wesmen's coach Mike Raimbault used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized Kenyan guard Kenneth Otieno (188) answered with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Todd Bergen-Henengouwen (196-91) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Golden Bears. Wesmen maintains fifth place with 12-8 record. Loser Golden Bears still keep top position with five games lost. Wesmen will face again league's leader Golden Bears in Edmonton, AB in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: T.Krahn 14+3reb+1ast, A.Cunningham 14+2reb+9ast, M.McNee 11+8reb+1ast, N.Gooding 10+10reb+4ast, B.Iko 8+7reb+1ast, S.Wesley 4+2reb
Alberta: K.Otieno 14+6reb+4ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 12+10reb+1ast, A.Weir 10+10reb, S.Saffa 8+2reb+1ast, R.Dewar 5+3reb+2ast, N.Crowfoot 3+1ast
gschID: 190686


Brandon - Calgary 63-88

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Bobcats (4-15) were outleveled by fourth ranked Dinos (12-7) in Brandon, MB 88-63 on Friday. 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 88-63. Dinos forced 19 Bobcats turnovers and outrebounded them 50-36 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (175-91) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Matt Letkeman (201-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Dinos players scored in double figures. Dinos' coach Dan Vanhoorn felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ilarion Bonhomme answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and Kenonte Ramsey added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bobcats. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Dinos. They maintain fourth place with 12-7 record. Bobcats lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 15 games lost. Dinos will have a break next round. Bobcats will play again at home against Dinos (#4) in Calgary, AB.
Top scorers:
Calgary: J.Ogungbemi-Jackson 18+6reb+6ast, M.Letkeman 12+11reb, Y.Anissovets 11+2reb+1ast, J.Owen-Thomas 11+6reb+1ast, T.Moses 11+11reb+1ast, J.Gill 11+5reb+2ast
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 14+7reb+6ast, T.Scott 12+3reb+1ast, K.Ramsey 11+6reb, J.Molin 7+2reb, J.Reaves 6+8reb+2ast, R.Smith 6+2reb
gschID: 190685


Manitoba - Saskatchewan 83-74

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when third ranked Bisons (14-6) beat their biggest opponent Huskies (13-6) in Winnipeg, MB 83-74 on Friday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 45-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bisons forced 23 Huskies turnovers and outrebounded them 47-36 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American guard Stephan Walton (178-87, college: Valdosta St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 assists. Forward Yigit Ozsayiner (198) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Walton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bisons players scored in double figures. American guard Stephon Lamar (185, college: Pacific) answered with 20 points and 5 assists and guard Ben Baker (191) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Huskies. Bisons moved-up to second place. Loser Huskies dropped to the third position with six games lost. Bisons will face again Huskies (#3) in Saskatoon, SK in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Manitoba: S.Walton 20+3reb+5ast, Y.Ozsayiner 19+7reb+1ast, J.Huertas 14+4reb+5ast, K.Oliver 12+11reb+4ast, W.Anders 8+5reb+1ast, D.Joseph 4+9reb+1ast
Saskatchewan: S.Lamar 20+4reb+5ast, M.Forbes 15+4reb, B.Baker 12+8reb+3ast, E.Ostertag 7+3reb, P.Burns 7+8reb+3ast, A.Henry 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 190684


Laurentian - Queen''s 95-86

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 4th placed Golden Gaels (10-9) lost to fifth ranked Voyageurs (10-8) in Sudbury, ON 86-95 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 57-44 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Voyageurs made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Golden Gaels turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard guard Manny Pasquale (183) (183) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Alex Ratte contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard guard Manny Pasquale (183) (183) answered with 24 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and Alex Ratte added 22 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Voyageurs moved-up to fourth place which they share with defeated Golden Gaels. Golden Gaels lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 190682


Ottawa - Toronto Univ. 94-51

Rather predictable result when third ranked Gee-Gees (14-4) rolled over 7th ranked Blues (2-15) in Ottawa, ON 94-51 on Friday. The game without a history. Gee-Gees led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Blues to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Blues 41-22 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gee-Gees shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for point guard Michael L'Africain (185) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue (198) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Gee-Gees players scored in double figures. Naturalized Greek guard Alex Hill (196-90, college: Cornell) answered with 12 points and forward Adam Plummer (193) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Blues. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Gee-Gees. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Windsor. Blues lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. Gee-Gees will face league's second-placed Rams in Toronto, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Blues will play on the road against the league's leader Ravens (#1) in Ottawa, ON.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: M.Ismail 16+2reb, G.Gonthier-Dubue 14+9reb+1ast, J.Berhanemeskel 14+3reb+2ast, M.L'Africain 11+6reb+9ast, W.Ward 10+2reb+2ast, R.Evans 9+1reb+1ast
Toronto Univ.: A.Hill 12+2reb+1ast, A.Kumar 9+1reb+1ast, D.Laurin 9+3reb, B.Garvin 8+4reb, A.Plummer 6+9reb, N.Irvine 4+1reb
gschID: 190681


Carleton - Ryerson 75-57

The game between closely ranked teams ended with their biggest opponent Rams' (14-3) road loss to first ranked Ravens (17-1) in Ottawa, ON 57-75 on Friday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for forward Thomas Scrubb (196) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Tyson Hinz (198-91) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Jordon Gauthier (191) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and forward Bjorn Michaelsen (201) added 7 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Rams. The victory was the seventeenth consecutive win for Ravens. They maintain first place with 17-1 record. Loser Rams keep the second position with three games lost. Ravens will face Blues (#7) in Toronto, ON in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rams will play on the road against Gee-Gees (#3) in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Carleton: T.Hinz 18+5reb+2ast, T.Scrubb 16+15reb+7ast, K.Blain 15+2reb+2ast, D.Penner 8+3reb, P.Scrubb 8+2reb+4ast, C.Springer-Williams 6+6reb+1ast
Ryerson: J.Gauthier 25+12reb+1ast, J.Jones 10+2reb+1ast, A.Best 9+2reb+2ast, B.Michaelsen 7+6reb+3ast, J.Ogunnaike-Grannum 5+3reb+1ast, O.Choliy 1+1reb
gschID: 190680


UPEI - New Brunsw. 70-67

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Panthers (9-6) edged 7th ranked Varsity Reds (4-12) in Charlottetown, PEI 70-67 on Friday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Panthers outrebounded Varsity Reds 50-37 including 19 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panthers made 8 blocks. Varsity Reds were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Mandrez Downey (175-93) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. Deontay Smith contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard William Mc Fee (190) answered with 28 points and Matthew Daley (175) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Varsity Reds. Panthers maintains third place with 9-6 record having six points less than leader UBC. Varsity Reds lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. Panthers will face league's leader Capers in Sydney, NS in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
UPEI: M.Downey 22+4reb+2ast, D.Smith 12+8reb+4ast, J.Kendrick 9+5reb+1ast, J.Duke 8+13reb+1ast, B.Ofori 8+4reb, G.Doane 4+5reb+1ast
New Brunsw.: W.Mc Fee 28+1ast, M.Daley 9+7reb+1ast, D.Quirion 9+1reb+2ast, J.Irvine 6+8reb, M.Washburn 4+8reb, M.Fazzolari 4+2reb
gschID: 190679



Owen Klassen claims Canadian CIS weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented former international forward Owen Klassen (208-F-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Acadia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30.
The 21-year old forward had a double-double of 20 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed St.Francis X. (#5, 7-8) with 16-point margin 86-70. Acadia maintains the 2nd position in Canadian CIS. They are still close to the very top. Acadia would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 12-3 record. In the team's last game Klassen had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Acadia, through which he has constantly improved. Klassen has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 11.6rpg. Klassen is in league's top in and averages solid 57.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old British swingman Mike Helsby (195-G/F-89) of Waterloo. Helsby impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Waterloo to another comfortable win 83-66 over slightly lower-ranked Western (#8, 2-16) being unquestionably team leader. Waterloo's 7th position in the standings has not changed. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Waterloo managed to get this year. Helsby is a newcomer at Waterloo and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was Nathan Mccarthy (203-C) of McMaster (#3). Mccarthy scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of McMaster, leading his team to a 91-65 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Guelph (#5, 5-13). McMaster needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 7 lost games. Mccarthy has a very solid season. In 18 games in Canada he scored 7.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jameson Tipping (201-G) of Brock - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mike Luby (213-F) of Brock - 18 points and 7 rebounds
6. Joe Rocca (193-G) of McMaster - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Maxwell Allin (193-G) of Laurier - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Wells Davis (196-F) of Waterloo - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Taylor Black (201-C) of McMaster - 20 points and 6 rebounds
10. Nathan Joyal (198-F) of McGill - 17 points and 5 rebounds

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



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PIRATAS ADDS JEFFREY FAHNBULLEH - by Victor Garcia

Piratas de Bogot continues assembling their roster towards the begining of the next Professional Basketball Division, the black team just agreed terms with the american power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) (2,00 F, Kentucky Wesleyan NCAA Dvi2).
Fanhbulleh has been playing in the pro Basketball for 5 years and his last team was Universidad Catolica in Chile averaging double figures, also has played in Switzerland, Uruguay and France B division.
Another group of Colombian players could join the Piratas, they are: Cesar Ordonez, Henry Ordonez, Rafael Gomez and Emiro Romero.



BAMBUQUEROS STRENGHTS THEIR ROSTER, INKS PEREZ AND DORSEY - by Victor Garcia

Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) (2,04 F/C) member of the Colombian National team and ex-Guerreros arrived to the city of Neiva and now is the new piece of the Bambuqueros team, with Perez his team gets one very good rebounder and a polished big man.
Bambuqueros has assembled a talented frontcourt with Guevara, Mendoza and Perez as the main pieces.
But the team also agreed terms with Darrin Dorsey (1,88 Dakota Wesleyan NAIA), one of the best imports of the last season to complete also a quick backcourt.



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Djuro Djakovic split with Pehar and Salamun! - by Dani Erceg

Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod parted ways with Zoran Pehar (209-C-81) and Igor Salamun (186-PG-85). Both players joined team in December 2012. Salamun played 3 games in Croatian League averaging 1.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg and 2 games in Balkan League averaging 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg. Pehar appeared in 2 Balkan League games averaging 1.0ppg and 4.0 rpg, while in Croatian League he played in 2 games averaging 1.0rpg.


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Aleksej Nesovic joins Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian-Bosnian point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, agency: Beo Basket). He started the season at OKK Beograd in Serbian A League. In 17 games this season he had 13.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.2apg and 2.1spg. Nesovic also played 6 games in Balkan League where he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg. He ended the last season at Radnicki (A League) in Serbian league. In 13 games last year he recorded 2.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year Nesovic spent at KK Vrsac in Serbia. In 24 Adriatic League games he recorded 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season Nesovic played at Buducnost in Montenegrin league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In two Euroleague Qualifying Round games that season he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 3.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 5.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg. In 15 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Nesovic won Montenegrin League championship title in 2011. He represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago.
Nesovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Germany, Greece (Olimpiada), Italy, Poland, Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Aliaga).
On Nesovic: Good handler and shooter, he can play in 1 and 2 spot. A player with enormous athletic potential, hes quick and a really good leaper, he can beat the opponent every time he wants. He can drive to the basket resisting at fouls and scoring, or serving dishes to big men. Fast and good 3-pointer shooter, he can score coming out from the screens. He also likes to play pick and roll showing a great range of solutions. His good athletic qualities makes him a very good full court defender against the point guard, he likes to play aggressive and can also deny the best scorer passing on the pick and playing hard when the game needs so.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 17-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 17-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 10-9 
 4. Liberec 10-9 
 5. JBC Brno 10-9 
 6. Proton Zlin 9-10 
 7. Ostrava 9-11 
 8. Litomerice 8-10 
 9. Sokol P. 8-10 
 10. Nymburk B 8-11 
 11. Kara Trutnov 8-12 
 12. U19 2-7 
 13. Sokol V. 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 8: Ostrava - Kara Trutnov 92-79
Feb. 4: U19 - Sokol H.K. 67-76
Feb. 8: Nymburk B - Loko Plzen
Feb. 10: Proton Zlin - JBC Brno
Feb. 10: Litomerice - Sokol V.
Feb. 10: Sokol H.K. - Sparta Praha
Feb. 18: U19 - Sokol V.



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Lemvig 13-3 
 2. Falcon 12-4 
 3. BMS Skovlunde 12-5 
 4. Amager BK 12-5 
 5. Virum 10-7 
 6. Stevnsgade 10-7 
 7. Glostrup 7-9 
 8. Aarhus BF 6-9 
 9. Koge BK 6-11 
 10. ALBA 5-11 
 11. Jonstrup 4-12 
 12. Haderslev 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 9: Virum - Haderslev 90-88
Feb. 9: Glostrup - Jonstrup 88-97
Feb. 9: Koge BK - Stevnsgade 77-87
Feb. 9: BMS Skovlunde - Amager BK 73-49
Feb. 9: ALBA - Aarhus BF 65-71
Feb. 13: Lemvig - Falcon



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Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Canton C. 20-12 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 18-10 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 18-12 
 4. Maine RC 18-13 
 5. Erie Bay H. 17-13 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 15-17 
 7. Springfield A. 9-20 
 8. Iowa E. 7-21 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 20-9 
 2. Rio Grande VV 18-10 
 3. Austin T. 16-13 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 15-14 
 5. Texas L. 12-18 
 6. Los Angeles D. 11-16 
 7. Reno B. 9-16 
 8. Idaho S. 9-18 

Regular Season: Round 41

Feb. 9: Iowa E. - Ft.Wayne MA 98-119
Feb. 9: Erie Bay H. - Sioux Falls S. 88-103
Feb. 9: Austin T. - Tulsa 66ers 106-103
Feb. 9: Texas L. - Canton C. 104-118
Feb. 9: Idaho S. - Santa Cruz W. 100-91

Regular Season: Round 42

Feb. 10: Maine RC - Springfield A.
Feb. 10: Texas L. - Tulsa 66ers
Feb. 10: Iowa E. - Rio Grande VV
Feb. 10: Idaho S. - Santa Cruz W.
Feb. 10: Reno B. - Los Angeles D.
Feb. 11: Erie Bay H. - Bakersfield J.


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. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 4. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.20.1 
 5. Mack, Maine RC19.7 
 6. Summers, Maine RC19.5 
 7. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. Joseph, Austin T.19.1 
 9. Goudelock, Rio G.19.0 
 10. Jones, Rio G.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luke HARANGODY
  Ft.Wayne.
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.12.3 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.10.6 
 3. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 4. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 6. Onuaku, Canton C.9.8 
 7. Evans, Idaho S.9.5 
 8. Jones, Rio G.9.4 
 9. Harris, Iowa E.9.4 
 10. Wright, Maine RC9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Reno B.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Russell, Reno B.7.9 
 2. Mack, Maine RC7.6 
 3. Wright, Iowa E.7.4 
 4. Singletary, Texas6.6 
 5. Fortson, Los A.6.3 
 6. Quinn, Tulsa 66ers6.2 
 7. Machado, Rio G.6.1 
 8. Uzoh, Springfield5.9 
 9. Karl, Idaho S.5.9 
 10. Kennedy, Erie B.5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Joseph, Austin T.2.0 
 3. Leslie, Santa C.2.0 
 4. Downs, Maine RC2.0 
 5. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 6. McNeal, Bakersfi.1.9 
 7. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.1.9 
 8. Wright, Maine RC1.9 
 9. Singletary, Texas1.8 
 10. Johnson, Rio G.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.5 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.8 
 3. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 5. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 6. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 7. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 8. Foster, Sioux F.2.1 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 10. Williams, Texas L.1.9 


Five games on Saturday - by Eurobasket News

Idaho S. - Santa Cruz W. 100-91
The Idaho Stampede beat the Santa Cruz Warriors 100-91 Saturday night, in Reggie Larry's return to Boise. The legendary Bronco did not play in his first game back with the Stampede, but Idaho still found plenty of scoring against Santa Cruz. Carlon Brown (6'5''-G-89, college: Colorado) led the Stampede with 26 points, while Seth Tarver (6'5''-G/F-88, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 20. Three other Stampede players scored in double figures. The same two teams will square off again Saturday afternoon at 3:30. Courtesy of: kivitv.com

Austin T. - Tulsa 66ers 106-103
The Tulsa 66ers late comeback fell short as the Austin Toros defeated Tulsa, 106-103, in overtime on Saturday at the Cedar Park Center. Five 66ers scored in double digits, including Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle) with 28 points and seven rebounds. Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86, college: N.C.Central) posted 20 points, six rebounds and four steals. Andy Rautins and Chris Quinn scored 15 points apiece while combining to distribute 11 assists. Hollis Thompson added 10 points. Tulsa entered the fourth quarter trailing Austin, 83-68. The 66ers fought back using a 16-2 run in a span of four and a half minutes to make it 85-84. After back-and-forth play in the remaining minutes, the 66ers eventually went ahead on a Butler 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to lead 101-100. Austin's JaMychal Green (6'8''-F-90, college: Alabama), who was fouled with four seconds left, made one of his two free throws and forced the game into overtime. Sutton was the first to score in the three-minute overtime period, putting Tulsa up two with 39 seconds to go. Jamarr Sanders responded with a 3-point basket on the other end to give Austin a one-point lead at the 27 seconds mark. Tulsa's next possession ended with a missed jumper from Butler. The Toros sealed the win on a pair of free throws from Green, who finished the night with 29 points and 21 rebounds. The 66ers forced 19 Austin turnovers, including 11 off of steals. Tulsa continues its three-game Texas trip as it heads to Frisco to face the Texas Legends Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Texas L. - Canton C. 104-118
The Canton Charge defeated the Texas Legends, 118-104, at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco on Saturday night. The victory puts Canton at 20-12 and in 1st place in the East Division heading into the All-Star break, while Texas dropped to 12-18 on the season. The Legends pulled out to a 25-20 lead after the first quarter, leading the Charge for the entire period and pulling ahead by as many as nine points. Kyle Gibson (6'5''-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech) had the hot hand early for Canton with 11 first quarter points on 5-of-7 shooting. The Charge clicked offensively in the second quarter, beginning the period on a 12-1 run in the first 3:31 to take a 32-26 lead. Canton ultimately outscored Texas 35-18 in the second by outshooting them 64% to 30% to take a 55-43 lead into the intermission. The Charge' offensive barrage maintained in the third with continued shooting efficiency in scoring 35 points for the second-consecutive quarter on 65% from the floor. Arinze Onuaku (6'9''-F-87, college: Syracuse) scored 10 points and grabbed four boards in the third and Canton led 90-72. Trailing by as many as 21 early in the fourth quarter, Texas would not go down quietly. The Legends went on a 13-0 run over a span of 4:01 to cut their deficit to 93-85. After Canton pulled back ahead by double-digits, Texas then employed a fouling strategy on Onuaku on four-straight possessions in the bonus. Arinze hit 5-of-8 free throws to keep the Charge ahead, but the Legends kept close by scoring baskets on four-straight possessions and trailed 107-102 with 2:45 to play. Antoine Agudio then drilled a dagger three-pointer on the ensuing possession coupled with then Canton forcing a turnover and three misses on Texas' next four possessions to put the game out of reach. Gibson led the Charge with 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 42 minutes. Josh Selby netted 20 points with seven rebounds and a season-high nine assists in 40 minutes. Onuaku finished with 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting with 10 rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes for his 11th double-double of the season. Onuaku came into tonight fourth in the D-League in field goal percentage at .549 and fifth in blocks at 9.8 per game and will represent the Charge as an All-Star in Houston on February 16th. Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) poured in a game-high 37 points on 14-of-25 shooting with three steals and six turnovers in 43 minutes for Texas. Sean Williams added a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds with four blocks in 34 minutes. Jared Cunningham scored 16 points with six rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes. All five Legends starters scored in double figures. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Iowa E. - Ft.Wayne MA 98-119
Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-92, college: Alabama) made 8 of 16 shots, including 6 of 9 from three-point range, in leading the Mad Ants to a 119-98 victory over the Iowa Energy on Saturday night in front of 5,619 fans at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Mitchell finished with 25 points. Fort Wayne (15-17) made 13 of 26 three-pointers, while Iowa (7-21) made only 5 of 25. Doron Lamb (6'4''-G-91, college: Kentucky) scored 24 points, including 9-of-14 shooting, 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. Ron Howard added 21 points for the Mad Ants, who trailed by five points after the first quarter but then went on a 62-41 run to take control of the game. Iowa's Paul Harris (6'4''-F/G-86, college: Syracuse) scored 26 points, after making 10 of his 18 shots. The Mad Ants made 47.1 percent of their shots in the game, while the Energy was limited to 36.8-percent shooting. Led by 11 rebounds apiece from Brandon Wallace and Tommy Smith, the Mad Ants out-rebounded the Energy 55-48. The Mad Ants played without Luke Harangody, Miles Plumlee and Chris Porter, but they still got nine players in the scoring column. Former Fort Wayne player Jarrid Famous had a team-best 10 rebounds, to go with his five points, for Iowa. Courtesy of: journalgazette.net

Erie Bay H. - Sioux Falls S. 88-103
The Erie BayHawks just couldn't match the potent Sioux Falls offense a second straight night. The Skyforce dominated in the paint in a 103-88 win over the BayHawks to snap Erie's three-game winning streak Saturday in front of 3,187 fans at the Erie Insurance Arena. Erie (17-13) managed to overcome a slow start in the first half. The BayHawks, who defeated Sioux Falls 115-107 Friday, shot an abysmal 23.5 percent from the field in the first quarter to trail 30-19 after the first 12 minutes. Erie responded with an 18-7 run to tie the game at 37-37. A big part of that run was the return of all-star D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's), who left early in the first quarter after appearing to lose a tooth while being hit in the face. Kennedy finished 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the first half despite playing less than 20 minutes. He ended up with 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Kennedy is now tied for second in the BayHawks' five-year history with 345 assists. Clifford Clinkscales (6'1''-G-84, college: De Paul) has 427 career assists, followed by Kennedy and Cedric Jackson. Erie finished with 35 points in the second quarter to cut the Sioux Falls lead to 58-54 at the half. The Skyforce shot a red-hot 53.3 percent in the first half while getting 16 points from former Erie BayHawks star Donald Sloan and 13 points from Syracuse product Demetris Nichols. Sloan ended up with 22 points and 10 assists, followed by Nichols (20 points), Damian Saunders (11) and Mike Davis (10). Dexter Pittman, who is on assignment from the Miami Heat, scored 10 points for the Skyforce (18-12). Both defenses tightened up in the third quarter as Erie allowed only 18 points, but Sioux Falls couldn't be contained over the final 12 minutes. Erie finished 31-of-81 from the field (38.3 percent) and was outscored in the paint 50-34. Henry Sims paced the BayHawks with 25 points and had six rebounds, while Cory Higgins added 12 points. Kyle Goldcamp received another start and had six points, six rebounds and one block. He now holds the Erie career record with 98 blocks. Courtesy of: goerie.com



Chris Wright claims D-League D-League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Chris Wright (203-F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Maine RC and that's him to receive a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 40.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 27 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Springfield A. (#7, 9-20) 108-94. Thanks to this victory Maine RC moved-up to the 4th position in the D-League D-League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Maine RC will need more victories to improve their 18-13 record. Wright turned to be Maine RC's top player in his first season with the team. University of Dayton graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wright is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 2.0apg) and averages solid 1.5bpg and 52.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old guard Justin Dentmon (182-G-85) of Texas L.. Dentmon impressed basketball fans with 36 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Texas L. to edge the lower-ranked Iowa E. (#8, 7-21) by 2 points 108-106. Texas L.'s 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-18 record. Dentmon is one of the most experienced players at Texas L. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Donald Sloan (191-G-88) of Sioux Falls S. (#3). Sloan got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds and nine assists. Despite Sloan's great performance Sioux Falls S. lost 107-115 to slightly lower-ranked Erie Bay H. (#5, 17-13). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. 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 18 victories and 12 lost games. Sloan has a very solid season. In 10 games in D-L he scored 22.1ppg. He also has 6.5rpg, 7.4apg and FGP: 51.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Harris (193-F/G-86) of Iowa E. - 22 points and 11 rebounds
5. Sean Singletary (183-PG-85) of Texas L. - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Darington Hobson (201-G/F-87) of Santa Cruz W. - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Kyle Goldcamp (208-F-86) of Erie Bay H. - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Brian Butch (211-C/F-84) of Bakersfield J. - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88) of Rio Grande VV - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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  EL SALVADOR   


First Division at the start - by Jaime Arevalo

Yesterday nigh started in San Jose the 2013 First Division, and the main novelty in the Apertura season is the team And1 San Miguel that replaces Ex Sal in the line up.
San Miguel is the third most populous and the third most important city in El Salvador, located in southern part of the country. Its home court will be "Injuve Gymnasium". The And1 San Miguel officials accepted the invitation of FeSaBal to participate to First Division for the first time in its history.
The Apertura 2013 will consist in two rounds in round robin format with eight teams at the start. At the end, the four top seeded will advance to semifinals. No import players will be allowed all Apertura long. The stranger players registrations will be allowed only at the start of Clausura season.
Otherwise what happened in the past, all the games of the Apertura season will be played on sunday afternoon and night, leaving room to the preparation and practicing of Salvadorean National Team.

In fact, El Salvador will host "Juegos Centroamericanos 2013" from March 3 to 17. Just after this competition, the Apertura games will be played also on thursday, firday and sunday. Here down is the full teams line up, headed by titleholders of San Marcos

SAN MARCOS
DENVER
UTEC
LEONES
CHALECO SANTA TECLA
DELGADENSE
ROLL ROYCE
AND1 SAN MIGUEL



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. Tarvas 16-5 
 2. TU/Rock 15-0 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 12-5 
 4. TTU 10-9 
 5. Valga 9-12 
 6. Rapla 8-11 
 7. Parnu 7-10 
 8. Tln Kalev 5-16 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 5: Tarvas - Valga 75-74
Feb. 9: Tln Kalev - Valga 69-56
Feb. 4: Tln Kalev - TTU 43-73
Feb. 10: TTU - Hito/Johvi


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Laksa, Tarvas16.7 
 2. Matulionis, Parnu16.3 
 3. Raley-Ross, Tarvas16.1 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas15.9 
 5. Akenparg, TTU15.7 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.4 
 8. Lindmets, Tarvas14.4 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.1 
 10. Pilk, Rapla14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.0 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.1 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.1 
 6. Keedus, TTU6.7 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.7 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla6.7 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.3 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.7 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.0 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.9 
 4. Cunda, Valga3.8 
 5. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.5 
 8. Rannula, Valga2.8 
 9. Raley-Ross, Tarvas2.6 
 10. Pilk, Rapla2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Laane, Rapla2.7 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.4 
 3. Akenparg, TTU1.8 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.7 
 5. Keedus, TTU1.7 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 7. Pilk, Rapla1.5 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.5 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Arnold, TTU1.1 
 2. Saarmets, TTU0.7 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.7 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 5. Grim, Valga0.6 
 6. Saks, Tarvas0.6 
 7. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 8. Raadik, Parnu0.5 
 9. Lindmets, Tarvas0.4 
 10. Nurger, Rapla0.4 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 23-6 
 2. Nilan Bisons 22-6 
 3. Kataja 21-5 
 4. Pyrinto 20-8 
 5. Kauhajoki 18-11 
 6. Kouvot 13-16 
 7. LrNMKY 13-16 
 8. Korihait 10-19 
 9. Lapua 9-20 
 10. Salon Vilpas 8-21 
 11. FoKoPo 7-21 
 12. Namika Lahti 7-22 

Regular Season: Round 30

Feb. 9: Kouvot - Pyrinto 91-79
Feb. 9: Korihait - KTP 81-87
Feb. 8: Namika Lahti - Lapua 72-100
Feb. 9: Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas 106-86
Feb. 9: Nilan Bisons - LrNMKY 101-81
Feb. 10: Kataja - FoKoPo


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.4 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.3 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.6 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot20.0 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua18.2 
 6. Logins, LrNM.18.1 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.5 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.2 
 9. Holloway, Namika L.16.9 
 10. Thorpe, FoKoPo16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Conley, LrNM.9.9 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.9.7 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.0 
 4. Giles, KTP8.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 6. Johnson, Namika L.8.3 
 7. Thornton, FoKoPo8.2 
 8. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 9. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.1 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.7 
 2. Smith, Kataja5.2 
 3. Coleman, Lapua5.1 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.9 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.4.5 
 6. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.5 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.5 
 8. Watson, Kauhajoki4.2 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.1 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.7 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.6 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.0 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Conley, LrNM.1.8 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 9. Barrett, KTP1.6 
 10. Tolbert, Lapua1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Barrett, KTP1.5 
 2. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 3. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 4. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.0.9 
 7. Giles, KTP0.9 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 10. Taft, Korihait0.8 


FINNISH CUP: Ronnie Clark with golden wrist - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Finnish "Little" Cup, Final: Division 1 A teams Riento from Saynatsalo and Honka from Tapiola had made the Final. Riento had won over Honka in Division contest on Dec 9 in Espoo 95-87, but this time there was no room for an upset. Riento lost at home 79-98 (41-49). Quarters: 24-26, 17-23, 14-20, 24-29. Honka's American Ronnie Clark (195-F/G-81) alone was so hot and made 9/11 from behind the arc! Clark netted game high 31 points. Malik Moore (192-G-77, college: Amer.Internat.) added 18 pts for Honka. Riento had three Americans and only two Finnish players on points. Shaquille Johnson (190-G-90, college: Marshall) had 20 pts.
Riento - Honka 79-98 (41-49). (Shaquille Johnson 20, Rolando Little 19/6, Eryk Thomas 19, Kosti Naukkarinen 16 - Ronnie Clark 31, Malik Moore 18, Tuomas Iisalo 17, Ilkka Sirola 11. A: 368).



KORISLIIGA: KTP is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 29: KTP (Kotka) is rolling. KTP (23-6) visited tonight in Uusikaupunki and beat UU-Korihait 81-87 (35-39). The victory was # 9 in a row for KTP. Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) led the visitors with 19 points. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) added 18 pts and Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) 17 pts. Heinonen went by the same over 4000 points during his career. He has scored now 4015 pts in 14 years in top league in Finland. Alain Laroche (198-F-83, college: N.Florida) led Korihait (10-19) with 21 pts.
Karhu (Kauhajoki) defeated Vilpas (Salo) 106-86 (53-46). J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cleveland St.) had a big night again, when he scored 33 pts and grabbed 10 rbs. Giordan Watson (178-PG-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cent.Michigan) added 22 pts. Marcus Relphorde (198-F-88, college: Colorado) netted 25 pts for Vilpas. Vilpas had six players in double digits. Bisons (Loimaa) crushed YMCA Lappeenranta 101-81 (53-43). Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) (22 pts) and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) (21 pts) again Bisons key players. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) was back on YMCA LPR roster (24pts/11rbs).

UU-Korihait - KTP 81-87 (35-39). (Alain Laroche 21, Pyry Rainamaa 16, Demond Watt 15/13 - Sefton Barrett 19, Antwine Williams 18, Timo Heinonen 17).
Karhu - Vilpas 106-86 (53-46). (J'Nathan Bullock 33/10, Giordan Watson 22, Matias Ojala 13 - Marcus Relphorde 25/7, Jussi Savolainen 14; Eero Lehtinen 12. A: 501).
Bisons - YMCA LPR 101-81 (53-43). (Martin Zeno 22, Jeb Ivey 21, Matti Nuutinen 18 - Jason Conley 2/11, Greg Logins 24, Matt Gibson 18/6a. A: 811).



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 9: Chalon - Boulazac 89-75
Feb. 9: Cholet - Gravelines 83-85
Feb. 9: Le Mans - Nanterre 81-91
Feb. 9: Poitiers - Paris-Levallois 71-73
Feb. 9: ASVEL - Le Havre 70-66
Feb. 9: Orleans - Limoges 67-72
Feb. 9: Roanne - Dijon 63-56
Feb. 11: Nancy - Strasbourg


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.19.1 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.6 
 3. Fitch, Strasbourg16.8 
 4. Williams, Paris-.16.8 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers16.1 
 6. King, Le Havre16.0 
 7. Jackson, AS.15.7 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.4 
 9. Green, Orleans15.2 
 10. Sommerville, Nancy15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.2 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.2 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.7.5 
 6. Collins, Roanne7.2 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.1 
 8. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.6.9 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.9 
 10. Vaty, Gravelines6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Diabate, Nancy6.7 
 2. King, Le Havre6.6 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.6 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.1 
 6. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.1 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.9 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines4.7 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.3 
 10. Sangare, Roanne3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.1 
 2. Leloup, Dijon2.0 
 3. Williams, Paris-.1.8 
 4. Campbell, Stras.1.7 
 5. Pellin, Orleans1.7 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Eldridge, Boulazac1.6 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 9. Jomby, Cholet1.5 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 2. Akpomedah, Grave.1.4 
 3. Sy, AS.1.3 
 4. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 5. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.1 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.1 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.0 
 8. Vaty, Gravelines0.9 
 9. Fofana, Le Havre0.9 
 10. Issa, Le Mans0.8 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 9: St Vallier - Boulogne 90-106
Feb. 8: Lille - Antibes 84-83 OT
Feb. 8: Denain - Charleville 82-76
Feb. 8: Bourg - Maurienne 80-67
Feb. 8: Nantes - Hyeres-Toulon 73-72
Feb. 8: Chalons-Reims - Bordeaux 68-76
Feb. 8: Le Portel - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 67-76
Feb. 8: St Quentin - Fos Ouest 64-71
Feb. 8: Evreux - Rouen 102-86


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Brown, Maurienne23.9 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.7 
 3. Blue, Antibes20.2 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.8 
 6. Siggers, Lille18.8 
 7. McKines, Rouen17.4 
 8. Hannah, Evreux17.4 
 9. Hilliard, Antibes17.4 
 10. Sanders, Charlevi.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Wood, Evreux10.1 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 3. Kitts, Denain9.8 
 4. Bing, Maurienne9.6 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin9.2 
 6. Jackson, Pau-La.8.7 
 7. McKines, Rouen8.7 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.3 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.0 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.6 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.1 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.6 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Hannah, Evreux5.2 
 8. Calvez, Charleville5.2 
 9. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.4.9 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 2. Craven, St Vallier2.5 
 3. Flowers, Denain2.2 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 5. Sonko, Bourg1.9 
 6. Hannah, Evreux1.9 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.9 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.1.9 
 9. Rowland, Boulogne1.9 
 10. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.2 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.7 
 3. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.2 
 5. Taccoen, Lille1.1 
 6. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 7. Burrell, Chalons-.0.9 
 8. Ho You Fat, Evreux0.9 
 9. Jaiteh, Boulogne0.9 
 10. Jackson, Pau-La.0.8 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Vichy 15-4 
 2. Orchy 14-4 
 3. Quimper 13-5 
 4. Souffel 13-5 
 5. Cognac 12-6 
 6. La Rochelle 12-7 
 7. Sorgues 10-8 
 8. Rueil 10-9 
 9. Monaco 9-8 
 10. Blois 9-9 
 11. Chartres 8-11 
 12. Angers BC 49 6-12 
 13. St Chamond 6-12 
 14. Challans 6-13 
 15. Rennes 4-15 
 16. CFBB 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 9: Sorgues - Blois 89-63
Feb. 9: Vichy - Cognac 85-71
Feb. 9: La Rochelle - St Chamond 83-66
Feb. 9: Rueil - Challans 80-66
Feb. 9: Chartres - Monaco 66-64
Feb. 9: CFBB - Souffel 64-83
Feb. 9: Rennes - Orchy 52-87


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues19.7 
 2. Raji, Quimper18.0 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.7 
 4. Petrovic, Orchy17.2 
 5. Herard, Challans16.9 
 6. Hill, Angers BC 4916.7 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.6 
 8. Cole, La Rochelle16.4 
 9. Inglis, CFBB16.2 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Raji, Quimper9.1 
 3. Calasan, Monaco7.9 
 4. Sall, Rennes7.7 
 5. Inglis, CFBB7.6 
 6. Diame, Rueil7.3 
 7. N''Diaye, Souffel7.2 
 8. Caskill, Cognac7.2 
 9. Cole, La Rochelle7.2 
 10. Tornato, Blois7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.2 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.7 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.4.8 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.8 
 7. Brochard, Blois4.2 
 8. Inglis, CFBB4.2 
 9. Saounera, Rueil4.2 
 10. Mouillard, Cognac4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.7 
 2. Bennett, Monaco2.0 
 3. Lessort, Vichy1.9 
 4. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.8 
 5. Pene, Rennes1.8 
 6. Saounera, Rueil1.8 
 7. Rathieuville, Chal.1.7 
 8. Herard, Challans1.7 
 9. Mouillard, Cognac1.7 
 10. Thibedore, Quimper1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Moise DIAME
  Rueil
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Diame, Rueil1.5 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 3. Davis, Blois1.4 
 4. Inglis, CFBB1.3 
 5. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 6. Rinna, St Chamond1.2 
 7. Tornato, Blois1.2 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.0 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 
 10. Smock, CFBB0.8 


NM1 Round 21: Leader JA Vichy gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader JA Vichy delivered the fifteenth win on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Cognac (12-6) 85-71. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when JA Vichy's pressure prevailed and they won that period 19-12 extending their advantage to 14 points. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) chipped in 23 points and 7 assists. JA Vichy's coach Fabien Romeyer 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 point guard Vincent Mouillard (187-87) who recorded 15 points and 4 assists. JA Vichy (15-4) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place. Cognac at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. JA Vichy are looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Rueil (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-19) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-64 loss to fourth ranked Souffelweyersheim (13-5) in Paris. It was a good game for naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Frederic Minet contributed with 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. Paul Rigot (201-95) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds for CFBB. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper. CFBB lost their nineteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Souffelweyersheim will play against La Rochelle (#6) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Quimper UJAP (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Chartres between Chartres and Monaco. Eleventh ranked Chartres (8-11) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Monaco (9-8). Chartres managed to escape with a 2-point win 66-64 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monaco. Guillaume Merie stepped up and scored 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. The best for the losing side was Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi with 20 points. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chartres maintains eleventh place with 8-11 record. Newly promoted Monaco dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Chartres will meet higher ranked Blois (#10) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Monaco will play against Union Rennes and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Rennes. Local Union Rennes (4-15) was outscored by second ranked Orchesien BC (14-4) 87-52. Renaud Brocheray nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Union Rennes' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Orchesien BC maintains second place with 14-4 record behind leader Vichy. Union Rennes lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Orchesien BC will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Monaco (#9).

Other games of round 21 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Challans was defeated by Rueil in a road game 80-66. La Rochelle beat St Chamond at home 83-66. Blois was destroyed by Sorgues on the opponent's court 89-63.
The best stats of 21th round was 21 points and 11 rebounds by Andrew Thomson of La Rochelle.


Rueil - Challans 80-66

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Vendee Challans (6-13) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Rueil (10-9) 80-66. The game was mostly controlled by Rueil. Vendee Challans was better in third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vendee Challans to just 7 points in second quarter. Rueil made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Rueil especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Forward Karim Gourari (201-89) nailed 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) accounted for 18 points and 4 assists. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively for Vendee Challans in the defeat. Rueil moved-up to eighth place. Vendee Challans at the other side keeps the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Rueil's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cognac (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Rueil: A.Desespringalle 18+2reb+4ast, K.Gourari 13+5reb+7ast, D.Gentil 13+1reb, S.Ocokoljic 11+2reb+2ast, M.Diame 9+5reb, S.Ricard 8+4reb
Challans: F.Herard 16+12reb, J.Rathieuville 12+1reb+5ast, N.Gouacide 11+4reb+2ast, S.Mekdad 7+8reb+1ast, S.Cherasse 6+3ast, J.Zapha 5+2reb
gschID: 186246


CFBB - Souffel 64-83

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-19) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-64 loss to fourth ranked Souffelweyersheim (13-5) in Paris. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. CFBB was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim forced 22 CFBB turnovers. It was a good game for naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Frederic Minet (188-81) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Paul Rigot (201-95) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Damien Inglis (203-95) added 6 points and 7 assists in the effort for CFBB. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimper. CFBB lost their nineteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings. Souffelweyersheim will play against La Rochelle (#6) at home in the next round. CFBB will play against Quimper UJAP (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Souffel: F.Minet 19+1reb+6ast, J.Alingue 19+8reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 14+2ast, J.Bach 10+1reb+2ast, A.N'Diaye 6+9reb+2ast, T.Traineau 5+5reb
CFBB: P.Rigot 15+6reb+1ast, E.Ory 9+3reb+3ast, C.Pontens 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Smock 8+6reb, L.Dussoulier 7+2reb, D.Inglis 6+3reb+7ast
gschID: 186245


Rennes - Orchy 52-87

The game with biggest result difference took place in Rennes. Local Union Rennes (4-15) was outscored by second ranked Orchesien BC (14-4) 87-52. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Orchesien BC outrebounded Union Rennes 37-26 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Renaud Brocheray (202-80) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Russell Carter (196-85, college: Notre Dame) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Alex Okafor (202-87, college: Princeton) came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds and Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) added 17 points respectively for Union Rennes in the defeat. Union Rennes' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Orchesien BC maintains second place with 14-4 record behind leader Vichy. Union Rennes lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Orchesien BC will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Monaco (#9).
Top scorers:
Orchy: D.Petrovic 19+1reb+1ast, R.Carter 17+8reb, R.Brocheray 12+11reb+3ast, A.Belkessa 9+1reb, J.Verbeke 9+7reb+1ast, R.Malet 8+1reb+7ast
Rennes: A.Okafor 23+7reb, E.Kabir Pene 17+1ast, E.Esneu Doguet 5, B.M'Poy 3+4reb, O.Sall 2+6reb+2ast, S.Ben Driss 2+5reb
gschID: 186242


La Rochelle - St Chamond 83-66

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked La Rochelle (12-7) defeated at home 12th ranked Saint Chamond (6-12) 83-66. The game was mostly controlled by La Rochelle. Saint Chamond was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. British forward Andrew Thomson (205-84, college: Catawba) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) accounted for 17 points. Four La Rochelle players scored in double figures. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Saint Chamond in the defeat. Saint Chamond's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for La Rochelle. Newly promoted La Rochelle maintains sixth place with 12-7 record. Saint Chamond at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. La Rochelle's next round opponent will be higher ranked Souffelweyersheim (#4) in Souffel. and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint Chamond will play at home against the league's leader JA Vichy (#1).
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: A.Thomson 21+11reb, A.M'Boma 17+4reb+1ast, F.Sahraoui 16+1reb+5ast, J.Dalmat 12+1reb, S.Soliman 6, J.Cole 6+9reb+1ast
St Chamond: T.Pearson 25+10reb+2ast, J.Rinna 12+8reb+1ast, J.Landu-Bongo 9+2reb, I.Bankevics 6, R.Jacon 6, N.Wachowiak 4
gschID: 186241


Sorgues - Blois 89-63

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Sorgues and 8th ranked Blois had identical 9-8 record. This time Sorgues used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Blois 89-63. It looked good early as Blois took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sorgues had a 32-11 second period charge getting the lead and Blois was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-89. 26 personal fouls committed by Blois helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and center Xavier Pasut (200-84) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) came up with 12 points and 8 rebounds and center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Blois in the defeat. Five Sorgues and four Blois players scored in double figures. Blois' coach Hugues Occansey already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Sorgues. They moved-up to seventh place. Blois at the other side dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Sorgues' next round opponent will be Angers BC 49 (#12) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Blois will play against Chartres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: X.Pasut 17+6reb+1ast, R.Zamroz 16+2reb+2ast, T.Albenque 14+2reb+2ast, W.Gueye 12+2reb+1ast, A.Thinon 12+2reb+1ast, C.Mansare 12+11reb+4ast
Blois: D.Davis 12+8reb+2ast, G.Tacita 12+1reb, W.Aka 11+6reb+1ast, J.Tornato 10+7reb+3ast, G.Staelens 5, K.Morlende 4+3reb
gschID: 186238


Vichy - Cognac 85-71

Leader JA Vichy delivered the fifteenth win on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Cognac (12-6) 85-71. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when JA Vichy's pressure prevailed and they won that period 19-12 extending their advantage to 14 points. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) chipped in 23 points and 7 assists. JA Vichy's coach Fabien Romeyer 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 point guard Vincent Mouillard (187-87) who recorded 15 points and 4 assists and Sadio Doucoure (195-92) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. JA Vichy (15-4) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place. Cognac at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. JA Vichy are looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Rueil (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Vichy: J.Reynolds 23+13reb+1ast, B.Thomas 23+2reb+7ast, D.Tshomba 20+2ast, G.Pons 8+1ast, O.Da Silveira 5+6reb+1ast, G.Lessort 4+3reb+1ast
Cognac: V.Mouillard 15+3reb+4ast, S.Doucoure 10+6reb+1ast, M.Buval 9+2reb+2ast, D.Sencanski 9+2reb, J.Ludon 9+3reb+3ast, C.Bertorelle 9+4reb+3ast
gschID: 186244


Chartres - Monaco 66-64

A very close game took place in Chartres between Chartres and Monaco. Eleventh ranked Chartres (8-11) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Monaco (9-8). Chartres managed to escape with a 2-point win 66-64 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Monaco. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 19-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chartres looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) stepped up and scored 24 points and 4 assists for the winners and naturalized Senegalese power forward Vincent Mendy (204-83) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Tunisian power forward Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-78) with 20 points and forward Olivier Bardet (203-80) scored 3 points and 11 rebounds. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chartres maintains eleventh place with 8-11 record. Newly promoted Monaco dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Chartres will meet higher ranked Blois (#10) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Monaco will play against Union Rennes and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chartres: G.Merie 24+4reb+4ast, V.Mendy 11+8reb+1ast, M.Vasic 9+1reb+4ast, A.Barakaou 7+6reb+3ast, G.Lemon 5+4reb+3ast, M.Ipouck 5+9reb+3ast
Monaco: M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 20+1reb+2ast, C.HRISTO PHE 14+8reb+5ast, A.Christophe 11+3reb, J.Jones 7+1reb, T.Bennett 4+4reb+1ast, S.Marco 3+2reb
gschID: 186240



ProB Round 22: Olympique Antibes lose to Lille Metropole - by Eurobasket News

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

The most important game in the last round took place in Lille between third ranked Olympique Antibes (14-8) and twelfth ranked Lille Metropole (10-12) on Friday night. Olympique Antibes was edged by Lille Metropole in a tough game on the road in overtime83-84. The hosts were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 10-9. Lille Metropole forced 23 Olympique Antibes turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 4 assists. Power forward Nicolas Taccoen (203-86) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Jason Fontenet (178-82, college: Oregon St.) replied with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for Olympique Antibes. Lille Metropole have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with St Quentin. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Lille Metropole is looking forward to face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Olympique Antibes will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Bordeaux managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against fourth-ranked Chalons-Reims 76-68. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Nigel Wyatte chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Bordeaux maintains eighteenth position with 4-18 record. Chalons-Reims lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Bordeaux will play against higher ranked Saint Vallier (#15) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Chalons-Reims will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
ProB top team - Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Le Portel (14-8) 76-67. Antoine Mendy notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 15 points by Ronnie Taylor did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-4 record. Loser Le Portel dropped to the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet Aix-Maurienne (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against JL Bourg (#7) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Nantes. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (7-15) to thirteenth ranked Nantes (9-13) 73-72 in the fight for the thirteenth place. James Mathis fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Nantes maintains thirteenth position with 9-13 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 15 games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#8) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Denain Voltaire (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 14th ranked Saint Vallier (7-15) and sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (14-8) in Saint Vallier on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Boulogne beat Saint Vallier 106-90. It was a very good performance for Mouhammadou Jaiteh who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach Germain Castano used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Saint Vallier lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Olympique Antibes (#5) on the road in the next round. Saint Vallier will play against Bordeaux (#18).

Other games in round 22 were not that significant. Charleville was beaten by Denain on the road 82-76. Bourg won against Maurienne on its own court 80-67. Rouen unfortunately lost to Evreux in a road game 86-102. St Quentin recorded a loss to Fos Ouest at home 64-71.
The most impressive performance of 22th round was 26 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists by Jeremiah Wood of Evreux.


St Vallier - Boulogne 90-106

The game between 14th ranked Saint Vallier (7-15) and sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (14-8) in Saint Vallier on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Boulogne beat Saint Vallier 106-90. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-90. SO Maritime Boulogne made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Saint Vallier was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Mickael Var (205-90) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach Germain Castano used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Harry Disy (201-84, college: Louisiana Tech) replied with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Florent Tortosa (196-89) added 23 points in the effort for Saint Vallier. Five SO Maritime Boulogne and four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Saint Vallier lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Olympique Antibes (#5) on the road in the next round. Saint Vallier will play against Bordeaux (#18).
Top scorers:
St Vallier: F.Tortosa 23+1reb, H.Disy 21+5reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 13+4reb+1ast, E.Craven 10+6reb+6ast, B.Tinsley 9+4reb+2ast, C.Rouse 8+12reb+2ast
Boulogne: M.Jaiteh 22+11reb+4ast, M.Var 18+7reb+1ast, A.Rowland 17+2reb+5ast, J.Rousselle 16+3reb+2ast, Z.Bah 14+2ast, K.Cunningham 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179427


Denain - Charleville 82-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire's (7-15) home victory over 17th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-17) 82-76 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-19. But Charleville-Mezieres won second period 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Denain Voltaire looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Xavier Gaillou (192-89) contributed with 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Denain Voltaire moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and St Vallier. Charleville-Mezieres lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventeenth position with 17 games lost. Denain Voltaire will face Hyeres-Toulon (#16) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Lille Metropole.
Top scorers:
Charleville: V.Pridotkas 20+9reb, P.Sanders 13+3reb, T.Toney 12+10reb+3ast, F.Calvez 11+5reb+6ast, N.Racon 9+1reb+1ast, C.Guillarme 5+2reb
Denain: J.Flowers 26+8reb, X.Gaillou 10+1reb+5ast, L.Humphrey 10+1reb+3ast, M.Kitts 8+7reb, R.Lopez 8+6reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 6+1reb+5ast
gschID: 179429


Nantes - Hyeres-Toulon 73-72

A very interesting game took place in Nantes. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (7-15) to thirteenth ranked Nantes (9-13) 73-72 in the fight for the thirteenth place. Hyeres-Toulon was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Nantes, which allowed them to win the game. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 12 points. American swingman Rasheed Wright (196-80, college: ODU) produced 17 points and 5 assists and point guard Axel Julien (185-92) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nantes maintains thirteenth position with 9-13 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 15 games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#8) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Denain Voltaire (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Wright 17+3reb+5ast, A.Julien 16+1reb+4ast, J.Newson 14+1reb, T.Dials 12+5reb+2ast, L.Sane 9+7reb+2ast, G.Radonjic 4+1reb+1ast
Nantes: J.Mathis 18+10reb+4ast, T.Henry 12+4reb+2ast, C.Ferchaud 11, E.Mendy 10+5reb+2ast, L.Corbett 10+2reb+1ast, W.Soliman 7+4reb
gschID: 179428


Bourg - Maurienne 80-67

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Aix-Maurienne's (11-11) road loss to eighth ranked JL Bourg (13-9) 67-80 on Friday. JL Bourg dominated on the defensive end, holding Aix-Maurienne to just 7 points in second quarter. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) replied with 20 points and point guard Simon Darnauzan (178-80) added 10 points and 7 assists in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. JL Bourg have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. JL Bourg will face higher ranked Le Portel (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aix-Maurienne will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 20+3reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 10+7reb+1ast, S.Darnauzan 10+2reb+7ast, E.Bing 9+7reb+1ast, G.Clerc 8+1reb+2ast, M.Traore 7
Bourg: J.Forte 21+14reb+2ast, D.Monds 14+5reb, M.Sonko 11+3reb+4ast, A.Tanghe 11+1reb+1ast, S.Dumas 5+3reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 179425


Evreux - Rouen 102-86

Very predictable result when second ranked ALM Evreux (17-5) won against at home 10th ranked SPO Rouen (11-11) 102-86 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by ALM Evreux. SPO Rouen was better in second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to SPO Rouen's 42 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. ALM Evreux had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American players dominated the game. Quite impressive performance for power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux's coach Remy Valin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) replied with 32 points and 8 rebounds and guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) added 18 points and 6 assists in the effort for SPO Rouen. ALM Evreux have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-5 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Chalons-Reims (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SPO Rouen will play against Saint-Quentin (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rouen: W.McKines 32+8reb+1ast, O.Bassett 18+3reb+6ast, M.Diarra 10+5reb+2ast, M.Courby 7+1reb, F.Ateba 7+1reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 5+1reb
Evreux: J.Wood 26+14reb+6ast, D.Reed 24+1reb+2ast, C.Hannah 16+5reb+8ast, L.Konate 14+2reb+2ast, S.Ho You Fat 13+7reb+4ast, G.Costentin 8+2reb+6ast
gschID: 179424


St Quentin - Fos Ouest 64-71

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Saint-Quentin (10-12) lost at home to eighth ranked Fos Ouest (13-9) 71-64 on Friday. Saint-Quentin was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Fos Ouest, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Dia (202-78) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds. Center Tanguy Ramassamy (204-90) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Fos Ouest have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Bourg. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Fos Ouest will face Nantes (#13) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Saint-Quentin will play against SPO Rouen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: D.Williams 18+6reb, A.Saaka 12+5reb, L.Simmons 9+7reb, J.Lesieu 9+5reb, K.Bichard 8+4reb+1ast, A.Rambur 3+1reb
Fos Ouest: M.Dia 15+6reb+1ast, T.Ramassamy 14+6reb, K.Atamna 11+1reb+2ast, A.Toto N'Kote 9+6reb, S.Giffa 8+5reb+2ast, M.Hachad 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 179423


Chalons-Reims - Bordeaux 68-76

Bottom-ranked Bordeaux managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against fourth-ranked Chalons-Reims 76-68. Chalons-Reims was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 41-30 second half run of Bordeaux. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five Bordeaux players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Bordeaux maintains eighteenth position with 4-18 record. Chalons-Reims lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Bordeaux will play against higher ranked Saint Vallier (#15) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Chalons-Reims will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 14+13reb+1ast, R.Mels 11+6reb+2ast, P.Beye 10+3reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 8+1reb+1ast, T.Johnson 8+3reb+1ast, A.Tsagarakis 8+5ast
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 19+6reb+1ast, M.Guichard 15+2reb+4ast, N.Wyatte 11+9reb+3ast, R.Chery 11+3reb, G.Darrigand 10+2reb+3ast, K.Thalien 5+1reb
gschID: 179422


Lille - Antibes 84-83 OT

The most important game in the last round took place in Lille between third ranked Olympique Antibes (14-8) and twelfth ranked Lille Metropole (10-12) on Friday night. Olympique Antibes was edged by Lille Metropole in a tough game on the road in overtime83-84. The hosts were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 10-9. Lille Metropole forced 23 Olympique Antibes turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 4 assists. Power forward Nicolas Taccoen (203-86) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. American point guard Jason Fontenet (178-82, college: Oregon St.) replied with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and his fellow American import forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 25 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Lille Metropole have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with St Quentin. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Lille Metropole is looking forward to face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Olympique Antibes will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Antibes: J.Fontenet 28+6reb+4ast, T.Blue 25+7reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 12+8reb+1ast, M.Badiane 6+5reb+1ast, R.Desroses 4+2reb+2ast, S.Essart 2+1reb+1ast
Lille: J.Siggers 24+4reb+4ast, N.Taccoen 17+8reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 13+1reb+5ast, S.Smith 13+2reb+3ast, B.Gillet 6+2reb+1ast, M.Camara 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179421


Le Portel - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 67-76

ProB top team - Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Le Portel (14-8) 76-67. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Tunisian swingman Sami Driss (194-82) supported him with 18 points. Even 15 points by American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Nigerien center Amadou Aboubakar Zaki (215-88) added 16 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for lost side. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-4 record. Loser Le Portel dropped to the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet Aix-Maurienne (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against JL Bourg (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: A.Aboubakar Zaki 16+4reb, R.Taylor 15+2reb+3ast, D.Wilson 9+7reb+1ast, A.Charles 7+1reb+1ast, M.Bigote 6+1ast, S.Gay 6+6reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 27+6reb+3ast, S.Driss 18+3reb+1ast, R.Lesca 8+4ast, B.Boddicker 6+1reb, D.Denave 4+3ast, C.Jackson 4+10reb+1ast
gschID: 179426



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D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Kozuv 8-2 
 2. Lirija 7-3 
 3. Feni Indistrija 7-3 
 4. Kumanovo 6-4 
 5. ABA Strumica 5-5 
 6. Rabotnicki 4-6 
 7. Vardar 2-8 
 8. Pelister Bitola 1-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 9: Pelister Bitola - Vardar 89-80
Feb. 9: ABA Strumica - Kozuv 83-91
Feb. 9: Kumanovo - Lirija 78-79
Feb. 9: Rabotnicki - Feni Indistrija 74-78

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 16: Rabotnicki - Pelister Bitola
Feb. 16: Kozuv - Vardar
Feb. 16: Feni Indistrija - Kumanovo
Feb. 16: Lirija - ABA Strumica


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo20.2 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.19.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Rabot.18.3 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.16.8 
 5. Sharper, Rabotnicki15.5 
 6. Radunovic, Lirija15.3 
 7. Kerkez, Vardar15.1 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.14.6 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija14.3 
 10. Bozovic, Kozuv14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Kerkez, Vardar11.2 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.5 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija7.5 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.4 
 5. Knezevic, Feni I.7.1 
 6. Jelesijevic, Rabot.7.0 
 7. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.4 
 8. Dimcevski, Kuman.6.1 
 9. Kostevski, Vardar6.0 
 10. Zaharievski, Peli.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  ABA S.
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bogoev, ABA S.6.0 
 2. Mijajlovic, Kozuv4.7 
 3. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.6 
 4. Morban, Lirija3.4 
 5. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.4 
 6. Samardziev, Feni I.3.3 
 7. Jelesijevic, Rabot.2.9 
 8. Petrovski, Vardar2.8 
 9. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.7 
 10. Sokolov, Feni I.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Boban STAJIC
  Lirija
  (185-PG-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Stajic, Lirija1.9 
 2. Bogoev, ABA S.1.8 
 3. Ugrinovski, Lirija1.7 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 5. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.5 
 6. Balazs, ABA S.1.4 
 7. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 8. Gocevski, ABA S.1.3 
 9. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.1.3 
 10. Pajic, Vardar1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Radojevik, Lirija1.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.9 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.0.8 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.6 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.5 
 9. Talevski, Pelist.0.5 
 10. Amoke, Rabotnicki0.4 


Feni Indistrija adds Kamp to their roster, ex Panelefsiniakos - by Eurobasket News

Feni Indistrija Kavadarci (Prva Liga) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Harper Kamp (203-113kg-88, college: California). He started the season at Panelefsiniakos in Greek A1 league. In 14 games this season he had 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. The last season Kamp played at the University of California in Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. In 34 games last year he recorded 11.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named to All-Pac-12 2nd Team.
Kamp graduated from University of California in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.
On Kamp: Fundamentally sound player ... brings a high degree of intensity ... has a strong internal drive and pays attention to detail.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @makbasket)



Vladimir Gajovic is a newcomer at Vardar, ex Jagodina - by Eurobasket News

KK Vardar Skopje (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian guard Vladimir Gajovic (182-87). He started the season at KK Jagodina in Serbian A League. In 10 games this year he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.0apg. The last season Gajovic played also at KK Jagodina (B League) in Serbian league. In 25 games last year he averaged 6.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.6apg. He won Serbian B League in 2012.
Gajovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Radnicki KG 06 and Mladost Cacak.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @makbasket)



Prva Liga Round 10 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The biggest surprise of round 10 was guest Lirija's (#2) road victory over Kumanovo 2009 (#4) 79-78 on Saturday evening. Kumanovo 2009 was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 12-point lead after three quarters before a 26-13 charge of Lirija, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Kumanovo 2009 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) fired 19 points for the winners. American forward Jeremy Price (203-88, college: Georgia) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for lost side. Kumanovo 2009's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lirija have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-3 record behind leader Kozuv, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Lirija is looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#5) at home in the next round. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Pelister Bitola can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Vardar (2-8) 89-80. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Aleksandar Kalanj (208-86) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Zoran Petkovski contributed with 20 points for the winners. Darko Kostevski (-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for Vardar. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Pelister Bitola maintains eighth position with 1-9 record. Vardar at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Pelister Bitola will play against higher ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) in Skopje in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vardar will play on the road against the league's leader Kozuv having rather not much hope for a victory.
Leader Kozuv delivered the eighth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked ABA Strumica (5-5) 91-83. Slobodan Bozovic scored 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Uros Vasiljevic responded with 21 points. Kozuv (8-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser ABA Strumica keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Kozuv will meet at home Vardar (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play against the league's second-placed Lirija in Skopje and hope to secure a win.
The game in Skopje was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Feni Indistrija (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-6). Feni Indistrija managed to secure a 4-point victory 78-74. Marko Simonovski notched 18 points to lead the effort. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Feni Indistrija moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. Fersped-Rabotnicki lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with six games lost. Feni Indistrija's next round opponent will be Kumanovo 2009 (#4) at home. Fersped-Rabotnicki will play against Pelister Bitola and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Kumanovo - Lirija 78-79

The biggest surprise of round 10 was guest Lirija's (#2) road victory over Kumanovo 2009 (#4) 79-78 on Saturday evening. Kumanovo 2009 was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 12-point lead after three quarters before a 26-13 charge of Lirija, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Kumanovo 2009 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Montenegrin power forward Balsa Radunovic (207-80, agency: Interperformances) fired 19 points for the winners. American forward Jeremy Price (203-88, college: Georgia) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian center Uros Lukovic (212-89) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and the former international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kumanovo 2009's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lirija have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-3 record behind leader Kozuv, which they share with Feni Indistrija. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Lirija is looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#5) at home in the next round. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: U.Lukovic 20+13reb, A.Lee-Ingram 16+3reb+2ast, I.Dimcevski 14+6reb+1ast, M.Janevski 10+3reb+1ast, M.Mladenovic 6+1reb+1ast, D.Mikic 6+1reb
Lirija: B.Radunovic 19+3reb, A.Ugrinoski 14+2reb+1ast, T.Simic 13+4reb, J.Price 12+6reb, B.Stajic 7+2reb, E.Hadzibulic 6
gschID: 201878


ABA Strumica - Kozuv 83-91

Leader Kozuv delivered the eighth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked ABA Strumica (5-5) 91-83. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 30-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Kozuv well out of reach of ABA Strumica shooting 75.0 percent from the field. They outrebounded ABA Strumica 25-11 including a 23-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kozuv shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 85.7 percentage. Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79) scored 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 21 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. At the losing side forward Uros Vasiljevic (201-88, college: Kenyon) responded with 21 points and the former international center Zlatko Gocevski (206-82, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points. Four Kozuv and five ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. Kozuv (8-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser ABA Strumica keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Kozuv will meet at home Vardar (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play against the league's second-placed Lirija in Skopje and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: U.Vasiljevic 21+3reb+3ast, A.Jevdic 18+1ast, F.Pajevic 16+1reb+1ast, Z.Gocevski 12+4reb+3ast, F.Spasev 10+2reb+3ast, N.Arsic 4
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 21+1reb+3ast, S.Bozovic 20+3reb+3ast, I.Mijajlovic 18+3reb+3ast, P.Blazevski 10+2reb+5ast, M.Pekovic 7+11reb+2ast, A.Shterjov 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 201877


Rabotnicki - Feni Indistrija 74-78

The game in Skopje was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Feni Indistrija (7-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-6). Feni Indistrija managed to secure a 4-point victory 78-74. Fersped-Rabotnicki was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Feni Indistrija, which allowed them to win the game. International swingman Marko Simonovski (192-89, agency: Interperformances) notched 18 points to lead the effort and American point guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St.) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even 17 points by American point guard John Sharper (186-84, college: San Diego St.) did not help to save the game for Fersped-Rabotnicki. Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Feni Indistrija moved-up to second place, which they share with Lirija. Fersped-Rabotnicki lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with six games lost. Feni Indistrija's next round opponent will be Kumanovo 2009 (#4) at home. Fersped-Rabotnicki will play against Pelister Bitola and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: J.Sharper 17+3reb+2ast, M.Abukar 14+5reb, N.Jelesijevic 14+5reb+3ast, L.Goldwire 13+1reb+4ast, S.Krstevski 7+1ast, S.Avramovski 5+3reb
Feni Indistrija: M.Simonovski 18+4reb, D.Sokolov 17+1reb+2ast, C.McIntosh 16+1reb+4ast, V.Brckov 11+5reb, B.Trajkovski 9+5reb, N.Vucurovic 4+6reb
gschID: 201876


Pelister Bitola - Vardar 89-80

Pelister Bitola can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Vardar (2-8) 89-80. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Vardar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Aleksandar Kalanj (208-86) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Zoran Petkovski (188-78) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Darko Kostevski (-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian Dragan Kerkez (-89) added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Vardar. Four Pelister Bitola and five Vardar players scored in double figures. Vardar's coach Branko Andrievski tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. It was the only win of host team this round and in all other games visitors recorded victories. Pelister Bitola maintains eighth position with 1-9 record. Vardar at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Pelister Bitola will play against higher ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) in Skopje in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vardar will play on the road against the league's leader Kozuv having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Vardar: V.Gajovic 16+3ast, D.Kostevski 15+10reb, V.Levkoski 14+1reb+1ast, Z.Djuric 12+6reb+2ast, D.Kerkez 11+12reb, D.Lazarevski 6+2reb
Pelister Bitola: A.Kalanj 25+12reb+3ast, Z.Petkovski 20+3reb+2ast, B.Sanjin 14+6reb+1ast, G.Anakievski 11+1reb+1ast, N.Vukasovic 9+2reb+7ast, V.Sataric 8+4reb
gschID: 201875



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. MIA Academy 10-2 
 2. Rustavi 10-2 
 3. Olimpi 9-2 
 4. Armia 8-2 
 5. Dinamo Tbilisi 8-4 
 6. Kutaisi 7-4 
 7. TSU Tbilisi 5-7 
 8. Batumi 3-9 
 9. Sokhumi 3-9 
 10. Samedicino 1-11 
 11. STU Tbilisi 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 9: STU Tbilisi - TSU Tbilisi 74-88
Feb. 9: Samedicino - Rustavi 74-126
Feb. 9: Dinamo Tbilisi - Batumi 72-48
Feb. 9: Sokhumi - MIA Academy 56-59
Feb. 10: Kutaisi - Armia


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi22.1 
 2. Bowie, Rustavi21.2 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.19.6 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.19.5 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.4 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi15.8 
 7. Clayman, Dinamo T.15.4 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi15.3 
 9. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.1 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  MIA A.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Archibeque, MIA A.12.5 
 2. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.3 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi11.9 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.8 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.5 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi9.2 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi8.4 
 8. Prewitt, MIA A.7.9 
 9. Revazashvili, Same.7.8 
 10. Wilson, Armia7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.6.6 
 2. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.4 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi6.2 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi6.2 
 5. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 6. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.1 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.5.0 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi4.5 
 9. Millage, Armia4.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.6 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.5 
 3. Millage, Armia2.3 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi2.2 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi1.9 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.8 
 7. Gabisonia, Samedic.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.6 
 9. Barbakadze, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vakhtang KADARIA
  Sokhumi
  (205-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.5 
 2. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.3 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi1.2 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 6. Periashvili, Samed.0.9 
 7. Wilson, Armia0.9 
 8. Toudjani, Rustavi0.9 
 9. Kvelashvili, Batumi0.8 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.8 


Sokhumi inks Bosko Stojakovic - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed 29-year old Serbian guard Bosko Stojakovic (196-84). He supposed to play at BC Timba Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 12 games this season he had 11.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.4apg. The last season Stojakovic played at CSS Giurgiu (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In 12 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.6apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at CSM Oradea (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league. In two games that season he recorded just 2.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Stojakovic's team made it to the Montenegrin Cup final in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Stojakovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (Slavija and Mladost), Hungary (Marso NYKK), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Serbia (Sloga) and Montenegro (Mogren and KK Primorje-Mediteran Herceg Novi).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 9: Telekom Baskets - Ratiopharm 99-94
Feb. 9: Walter Tigers - Phoenix Hagen 99-69
Feb. 9: NY Phantoms - TBB Trier 84-81
Feb. 9: s.Oliver Baskets - Art.Dragons 80-63
Feb. 9: Bayreuth - Fraport SKY 75-69
Feb. 9: LTi 46ers - Neckar L'burg 54-95
Feb. 10: B.Muenchen - ALBA
Feb. 10: MBC - Bremerhaven
Feb. 10: Brose Bask. - EWE Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. White, Phoenix17.4 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.0 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.8 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.5 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.15.4 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.8 
 8. Timberlake, MBC13.8 
 9. Redding, Walter T.13.8 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.5 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 4. Robertson, Fraport7.2 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.7 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.7 
 7. King, Art.Dragons6.6 
 8. Ford, Brose Bask.6.4 
 9. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 10. Boateng, NY Phan.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.3 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.9 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 4. White, Phoenix4.2 
 5. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 6. Timberlake, MBC3.8 
 7. Burrell, Bremerha.3.7 
 8. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.7 
 9. Wood, ALBA3.6 
 10. Schroeder, NY Pha.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 3. White, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.4 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 8. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.5 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.3 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. King, Art.Dragons1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 16-5 
 2. Goettingen 16-5 
 3. Duesseldorf 14-6 
 4. Karlsruhe 14-7 
 5. Cuxhaven 13-8 
 6. Chemnitz 11-10 
 7. Ehingen 11-10 
 8. ETB Wohnbau 9-11 
 9. Heidelberg 9-11 
 10. Jena 9-12 
 11. NBC 9-12 
 12. Finke Baskets 8-12 
 13. Gotha 8-13 
 14. Crailsheim 8-13 
 15. Kirchheim 8-13 
 16. Leipzig 3-18 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 9: NBC - Crailsheim 80-92
Feb. 9: Chemnitz - Vechta 80-85
Feb. 9: Karlsruhe - Leipzig 80-73
Feb. 9: Goettingen - Ehingen 73-64
Feb. 9: Gotha - Kirchheim 107-97
Feb. 9: Cuxhaven - Jena 100-92
Feb. 10: Finke Baskets - ETB Wohnbau
Feb. 10: Heidelberg - Duesseldorf


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.5 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.3 
 3. Nixon, NBC19.4 
 4. Williams, Vechta17.9 
 5. Griffin, Gotha17.3 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.3 
 7. White, Heidelberg16.3 
 8. Barker, Jena16.0 
 9. Calvin, Ehingen16.0 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.2 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 4. Henley, ETB W.8.1 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.0 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.8 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.7 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.3 
 9. Livas, Goettingen7.0 
 10. Dennis, Finke B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Williams, Vechta7.4 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.3 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.2 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.1 
 6. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
 8. Barker, Jena4.3 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.2 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.3 
 4. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.6 
 7. Brooks, Kirchheim1.6 
 8. Harris, Goettingen1.5 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
 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. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.2 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.0 
 8. Madrich, Vechta1.0 
 9. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) We Have To Take Phoenix Hagen Out Of Their Element - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Joshua Young (185-PG-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) is a 24 year old 185cm guard from Lawton, Oklahoma that is playing hiss econd season for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. Last season for Tuebingen he played 34 games: 10.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.0% He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against Phoenix Hagen

A tough 71-69 loss in Berlin. Despite the loss what did the Tigers do positive on the floor that could carry over into the next game?

I think we have to take our defense from the first half of the Alba game into this game tomorrow.

The Tigers had a chance to win the game on the last play by a three pointer form Reggie Redding. Explain the last play and was that the shot that coach wanted?

We had to inbound the ball the full length of the court. We got the ball to Reggie in an isolation situation. He got a good look but the shot just didn't fall.

How much fun was it watching old NCAA friends Dashaun Wood and Vaughn Duggins duel on the court? It seems like the younger Duggins is keeping better and better pace with Wood.

That is a great matchup. Vaughn is showing he can keep pace with great players like Dashaun.

The next game is against Phoenix Hagen. What do you remember from the 76-66 loss in Hagen earlier this season?

I remember them scoring in bunches in short periods of time. They ran in transition well and got to the basket well. We have to limit that tomorrow.

Phoenix Hagen has been averaging 100 points in the last five games. There are really only four players that make damage with White, Bell, Gordon and Hess. Why is it so difficult to keep these guys in check when one knows that they score consistently?

I think they play with a freedom and confidence that is difficult to contain. They all have the ability to score and with great confidence, that makes it even more difficult to guard them.

Will not letting Phoenix Hagen play run and gun be key to getting the win?

Yea we have to take them out of their element if we want a chance at this win.

There have been rumours of Kevin Garnett going to the L.A Clippers. Is this something you could really see the Boston Celtics doing?

I don't think Boston would let KG go. He's pretty much the heart and soul of that team.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I just watched Gladiator. It's an old one but one of my favorites.

Thanks Josh for the chat.





Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) I Have Great Confidence In My Team To Win On The Road In Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

Congrats on the 95-88 win in Bremerhaven. Was the fourth quarter 42 point outburst the most that you have ever been a part of in one quarter in your career?

I would have to say it is, looking back at the film of that game was really amazing.

Did anyone notice the seven blocks of Dino Gregory? How important is the American for Phoenix Hagen?

I know I did, I didn't think he had seven but I asked him after the game and he said like 2 or 3, but I knew it was more. He is very important in our defense, he guards the rim very well and as his teammate you can take more risk on defense when pressuring the guards.


Phoenix Hagen has other guys than just Davin White, David Bell, Larry Gordon and Adam Hess who can score, but not on a consistent rate. You four scored 81 of the 95 team points in Bremerhaven. Does this put extra pressure on the four of you at times in tough situations in games?

I wouldn't say it puts extra pressure, but the team does look for us to kind of make the right plays when things get tight. But anyone can have a break out game for us, but right now we really have a good rhythm and we still have Abe Lodwick and Mark Dorris, who can step up at any time.

Phoenix Hagen has averaged 100 points in the last five games. What is the secret to the Hagen offense? Everyone knows that it is key to keep you off the fast break.

No secret, we have the players and the right coaching to play this fast pace offense and we are comfortable with this and our chemistry gets better and better every week.

The next game is against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. What do you remember from the 76-66 win at home earlier in the season?

All I know is we played hard, and played the way we wanted to play. And Saturday we are going to do the same. I have great confidence in my team to win on the road.

How much fun is it playing against Reggie Redding? Is he one of the best unnoticed small forwards in the Beko BBL?

Reggie Redding is very good, he does everything for them. Score, pass, rebound and defense. It's going to be a tough match up for me but I'm always down for the challenge.


Could you ever imagine the Boston Celtics trading Kevin Garnett to the L.A Clippers which they have been rumored to be doing?

Never, Boston will be stupid to make that trade. But also depends on who they get in return. Will be interesting to see what happens.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Django

Thanks Larry fort he chat.




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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 15-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 13-3 
 3. Panionios 13-3 
 4. PAOK 12-4 
 5. AGOR 10-6 
 6. Apollon Patras 8-8 
 7. Aris 7-9 
 8. Ikaros 6-10 
 9. Kolossos 6-10 
 10. Ilysiakos 5-11 
 11. Peristeri GS 5-11 
 12. KAOD 5-11 
 13. Kavala 4-12 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 9: Panionios - Kavala 88-71
Feb. 9: Apollon Patras - Peristeri GS 86-76
Feb. 9: Olympiacos - Ikaros 85-63
Feb. 9: PAOK - KAOD 77-66
Feb. 9: Ilysiakos - Aris 62-64
Feb. 9: Panelefsiniakos - Kolossos 60-68
Feb. 9: AGOR - Panathinaikos 58-85

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 13: Aris - Panelefsiniakos
Feb. 13: Kolossos - Panionios
Feb. 13: Kavala - Apollon Patras
Feb. 13: Peristeri GS - PAOK
Feb. 13: KAOD - Olympiacos
Feb. 13: Panathinaikos - Ikaros
Feb. 13: AGOR - Ilysiakos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Pappas, Panionios19.1 
 2. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 3. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.3 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.16.5 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos16.3 
 6. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.3 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros14.9 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.14.9 
 9. Grant, Apollon14.0 
 10. Petrovic-S., Apol.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.5 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.1 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 5. Michel, KAOD6.6 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.3 
 8. Dendy, Kolossos6.3 
 9. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.4.6 
 4. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.3 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. McGrath, PA.3.8 
 8. Papantoniou, Peris.3.6 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.5 
 10. Pappas, Panionios3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 4. Pappas, Panionios1.9 
 5. Petway, AGOR1.6 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 7. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 8. Klaiber, Apollon1.5 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 10. Knowles, KAOD1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.9 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.6 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.1.2 
 5. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 6. Powell, Olympiacos1.2 
 7. Faye, Ikaros1.2 
 8. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 10. Wyatt, Ikaros0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 9: Filathlitikos - Pagrati 87-68
Feb. 9: Lavrio - Irakleio 78-55
Feb. 9: Doxa Lefkadas - Ermis Lagkada 73-67
Feb. 9: Niki Volou - Koroivos 67-81
Feb. 9: Agia Paraskevis - Trikalla 67-77
Feb. 9: Arkadikos - Nea Kifisia 58-67
Feb. 10: OFI - Ikaroi Serron


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.2 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.1 
 3. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.4 
 4. Kitsoulis, OFI18.0 
 5. Karaboulas, Nea K.17.9 
 6. Vranjes, Pagrati17.4 
 7. Simeonidis, Ikaroi16.1 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.15.8 
 9. Karydas, Koroivos15.1 
 10. Tsiotras, Arkadik.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.1 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.3 
 4. Manousos, Doxa L.7.6 
 5. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 6. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.4 
 7. Sklavos, Pagrati7.2 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.1 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio6.9 
 10. Vardavas, Agia P.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Athanasios KARYDAS
  Koroivos
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Karydas, Koroivos5.8 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.4 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.1 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.9 
 7. Katsares, Trikalla3.7 
 8. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.6 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.3.6 
 10. Tsiotras, Arkadik.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.5 
 2. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.2 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.1 
 5. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.9 
 6. Psileas, Agia P.1.8 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.8 
 8. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.7 
 9. Saloustros, Filath.1.6 
 10. Kapiniaris, Ikaro.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.1 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.8 
 5. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 6. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 8. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.7 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio0.7 
 10. Sigounas, Arkadik.0.6 


A1 Round 16: Leader Olympiacos get another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Olympiacos delivered the fifteenth win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Ikaros (6-10) 85-63 in Athens. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Ikaros managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) fired 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 15-1 record. Ikaros lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Kolossos. Olympiacos are looking forward to face KAOD (#12) in Dramas in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Ikaros will play on the road against the league's second-placed Panathinaikos (#2) in Athens and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
The game in Rethymno supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Panathinaikos (13-3) played at the court of 5th ranked AGOR (10-6). Panathinaikos smashed AGOR 85-58. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of AGOR. Worth to mention a great performance of Gabonese forward Stephane Lasme (203-82, college: Massachusetts) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Sofoklis Schortsanitis contributed with 17 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. Serbian guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 10 points for AGOR. 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. Panathinaikos maintains second position with 13-3 record having just two points less than leader Olympiacos, which they share with Panionios. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Panathinaikos will play against Ikaros (#8) in Kalitheas in the next round where they are favorite. AGOR will play at home against Ilysiakos in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Athens between Aris and Ilysiakos. Seventh ranked Aris (7-9) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Ilysiakos (5-11). Aris managed to escape with a 2-point win 64-62 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Worth to mention a great performance of Michalis Pelekanos who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Terrell Stoglin responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Aris maintains seventh position with 7-9 record. Loser Ilysiakos dropped to the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Aris will meet at home bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ilysiakos will play against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno and hope to secure a win.

Rest of the games of round 16 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Peristeri GS was defeated by Apollon Patras in a road game 86-76. Panionios beat Kavala at home 88-71. Kolossos won against Panelefsiniakos on the opponent's court 68-60. PAOK managed to outperform KAOD in a home game 77-66.


AGOR - Panathinaikos 58-85

The game in Rethymno supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Panathinaikos (13-3) played at the court of 5th ranked AGOR (10-6). Panathinaikos smashed AGOR 85-58. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of AGOR. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. AGOR was better in second period 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding AGOR to just 7 points in third quarter. Panathinaikos dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to AGOR's 28. They outrebounded AGOR 42-24 including a 35-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Gabonese forward Stephane Lasme (203-82, college: Massachusetts) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. The former international center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) contributed with 17 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. Four Panathinaikos players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 10 points and American guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 11 points in the effort for AGOR. 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. Panathinaikos maintains second position with 13-3 record having just two points less than leader Olympiacos, which they share with Panionios. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Panathinaikos will play against Ikaros (#8) in Kalitheas in the next round where they are favorite. AGOR will play at home against Ilysiakos in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: S.Schortsanitis 17+3reb, S.Lasme 16+9reb, R.Ukic 11+3reb+1ast, J.Gist 10+6reb+1ast, M.Bramos 8+4reb+2ast, M.Banks 6+1reb
AGOR: M.Antonio Carter 11+3reb+1ast, U.Duvnjak 10+3reb+2ast, B.Petway 8+6reb+1ast, A.Tsochlas 8+1reb+1ast, N.Kommatos 8, A.Kallinikidis 4+3reb
gschID: 203801


Olympiacos - Ikaros 85-63

Leader Olympiacos delivered the fifteenth win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Ikaros (6-10) 85-63 in Athens. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Ikaros managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) fired 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 15-1 record. Ikaros lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Kolossos. Olympiacos are looking forward to face KAOD (#12) in Dramas in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Ikaros will play on the road against the league's second-placed Panathinaikos (#2) in Athens and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: G.Printezis 15+2reb, K.Papanikolaou 11+4reb, K.Sloukas 10+2reb+5ast, V.Spanoulis 10+1reb+6ast, A.Law 9+3reb+1ast, J.Powell 8+3reb
Ikaros: M.Pantic 16+7reb+2ast, A.Kiritsis 15+2reb+4ast, D.Gibson 13+6reb+2ast, M.Faye 8+2reb+1ast, V.Symtsak 4+9reb+3ast, Z.Vrkic 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 203800


Apollon Patras - Peristeri GS 86-76

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Peristeri GS (5-11) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Apollon Patras (8-8) 86-76 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-76. Apollon Patras made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game, while Peristeri GS only scored four points from the stripe. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (199-77, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who added 26 points during the contest. Apollon Patras' coach Nikos Vetoulas used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side power forward Petros Melissaratos (205-93) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Apollon Patras and four Peristeri GS players scored in double figures. Apollon Patras have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Apollon Patras maintains sixth position with 8-8 record. Peristeri GS lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Ilysiakos and KAOD. Apollon Patras will meet Kavala (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Peristeri GS will play against PAOK in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: E.McCollum 26+2ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 24+6reb+2ast, L.Turner 11+9reb, N.Argyropoylos 11+2reb+1ast, K.Grant 11+3reb+3ast, I.Lianos 3+3reb
Peristeri GS: P.Melissaratos 21+7reb+1ast, A.Mantzaris 17+1reb+2ast, A.Kanonidis 13+11reb+4ast, D.Thorne 11+3reb+6ast, N.Papantoniou 7+8reb+9ast, T.Hines 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 203798


Panionios - Kavala 88-71

No shocking result in a game in Athens where third ranked Panionios (13-3) defeated 13th ranked Kavala (4-12) 88-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Panionios led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Panionios outrebounded Kavala 30-18. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds and American Mark Payne (202-88, college: Cal-Davis) who added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. Panionios' coach Giannis Sferopoulos used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) responded with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and naturalized Serbian guard Igor Milosevic (193-86, agency: Beo Basket) scored 13 points and 7 assists. Panionios have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Panathinaikos. Loser Kavala keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Panionios will meet Kolossos (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kavala will play against Apollon Patras (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Panionios: N.Pappas 24+5reb+3ast, M.Payne 18+6reb+4ast, G.Bogris 11+2reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 10+2reb+2ast, W.Keys 8+1reb+1ast, V.Kavvadas 6+2reb
Kavala: W.Coleman 19+4reb+1ast, I.Milosevic 13+1reb+7ast, C.Stefanidis 12+2reb, N.Mitrovic 9+3ast, K.Achara 6+5reb+1ast, D.Kalampakas 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 203797


Panelefsiniakos - Kolossos 60-68

Very expected game in Eleusina where 14th ranked Panelefsiniakos (3-13) was defeated by ninth ranked Kolossos (6-10) 68-60 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-10. But Panelefsiniakos won third quarter 23-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: David Lee services) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward Kevin Langford (204-85, college: TCU) who added 10 points during the contest. Four Kolossos players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kolossos moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Ikaros. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Kolossos will meet at home higher ranked Panionios (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Panelefsiniakos will play against Aris (#7) in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: L.Dendy 18+8reb+1ast, F.Koumpouras 10+3reb+2ast, G.Kalambokis 10+1reb+3ast, K.Langford 10+3reb+2ast, M.Hatten 8+2reb+2ast, B.Osby 8+5reb
Panelefsiniakos: S.Magounis 20+6reb+1ast, N.Papanikolopoulos 13+3reb+2ast, X.Gibson 8+4reb, C.Eziukwu 8+12reb+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 4+1reb+3ast, N.Papanikolaou 3+1reb
gschID: 203796


Ilysiakos - Aris 62-64

A very close game took place in Athens between Aris and Ilysiakos. Seventh ranked Aris (7-9) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Ilysiakos (5-11). Aris managed to escape with a 2-point win 64-62 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Ilysiakos was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 19-14 charge of Aris, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Michalis Pelekanos (198-81, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Bosnian guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87) who added 14 points during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and his fellow American import forward Travis Garrison (203-84, college: Maryland) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Aris maintains seventh position with 7-9 record. Loser Ilysiakos dropped to the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Aris will meet at home bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ilysiakos will play against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Aris: M.Pelekanos 17+9reb+4ast, M.Pasalic 14+3reb+1ast, D.Verginis 8+1reb, J.Hunt 7+4reb+3ast, A.Asimakopoulos 7+5reb+2ast, K.Charissis 4+6reb
Ilysiakos: T.Stoglin 29+7reb+3ast, T.Garrison 9+7reb, A.Anagonye 8, P.Kafkis 6+5reb+2ast, N.Chatzis 5+1ast, G.Apostolidis 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 203795


PAOK - KAOD 77-66

Very predictable result in Thessaloniki where fourth ranked PAOK (12-4) beat 11th ranked KAOD (5-11) 77-66 on Saturday. PAOK made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. PAOK outrebounded KAOD 43-32 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Mihalis Tsairelis (207-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and the former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five PAOK players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Preston Knowles (185-89, college: Louisville) responded with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. KAOD's coach Nenad Markovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. PAOK have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 12-4 record. KAOD lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Peristeri GS and Ilysiakos. PAOK will meet Peristeri GS (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KAOD will play against the league's leader Olympiacos in Athens and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
PAOK: M.Tsairelis 16+12reb+1ast, L.Kaselakis 15+7reb+1ast, K.Haralampidis 14+3reb+5ast, L.Papadopoulos 14+8reb+2ast, D.Haritopoulos 10+4reb, D.McGrath 4+5reb+2ast
KAOD: P.Knowles 19+5reb+4ast, K.Palmer 11+5reb+2ast, G.Michel 9+7reb, L.Dale 9+3reb+1ast, K.Kakaroudis 8+3reb, E.Bavcic 6+5reb
gschID: 203799



Feni Indistrija adds Kamp to their roster, ex Panelefsiniakos - by Eurobasket News

Feni Indistrija Kavadarci (Prva Liga) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Harper Kamp (203-113kg-88, college: California). He started the season at Panelefsiniakos in Greek A1 league. In 14 games this season he had 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. The last season Kamp played at the University of California in Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. In 34 games last year he recorded 11.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named to All-Pac-12 2nd Team.
Kamp graduated from University of California in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.
On Kamp: Fundamentally sound player ... brings a high degree of intensity ... has a strong internal drive and pays attention to detail.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @makbasket)



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 19-4 
 2. Leiden 19-5 
 3. Groningen 16-8 
 4. Zwolle 14-11 
 5. Leeuwarden 12-12 
 6. Den Helder K. 12-13 
 7. M.Magixx 12-13 
 8. Weert 11-14 
 9. Amsterdam 4-20 
 10. Rotterdam 2-21 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 9: M.Magixx - Weert 84-87
Feb. 10: Amsterdam - Leeuwarden
Feb. 13: Leiden - Rotterdam
Feb. 14: Groningen - Den Bosch


Novak number one in Holland for round 22 - by Eurobasket News

American guard Zack Novak (193-G-90, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zwolle, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (41 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Den Helder K. (#7, 12-13) 83-76. Zwolle maintains the 4th position in Dutch Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Zwolle will need more victories to improve their 14-11 record. In the team's last game Novak had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be Zwolle's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Michigan star has very solid stats this year. Novak is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.9ppg. Novak

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Berend Weijs (208-C) of Amsterdam. Weijs had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Amsterdam to another comfortable win 85-71 over slightly lower-ranked Rotterdam (#10, 2-21) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Amsterdam keeps 9th position. 20 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Amsterdam managed to get this year. Weijs is a newcomer at Amsterdam and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Cameron Echols (203-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy) of Rotterdam (#10). Echols scored 18 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). Despite Echols' great performance Rotterdam lost 71-85 to slightly higher-ranked Amsterdam (#9, 4-20). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Rotterdam can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-21 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Echols he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Echols has individually a great season in Holland. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.6rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87) of Weert - 9 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Weert - 29 points and 4 assists
6. Robbie Sihota (198-F-87) of M.Magixx - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Storm Warren (200-F-88) of Den Helder K. - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) of Leiden - 20 points and 9 rebounds
9. Sjors Poels (209-C-86) of Leeuwarden - 11 points and 10 rebounds
10. Mark Hill (180-G-87) of Den Helder K. - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Valur 11-0 
 2. Hamar 9-3 
 3. Haukar 9-3 
 4. Hottur 8-4 
 5. Breidablik 7-6 
 6. Thor AK 5-6 
 7. FSU 5-7 
 8. Reynir S. 2-10 
 9. IA 2-10 
 10. Augnablik 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 8: Breidablik - Reynir S. 98-90
Feb. 7: Hottur - Augnablik 95-74
Feb. 8: Thor AK - Hamar 81-88
Feb. 8: FSU - Valur 67-89
Feb. 8: Haukar - IA 112-73

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 22: Hamar - Breidablik
Feb. 24: Augnablik - FSU
Feb. 22: Reynir S. - Hottur
Feb. 22: IA - Thor AK
Feb. 22: Valur - Haukar


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

23-year old forward Michael Craion (195-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Keflavik and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 32 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat KFI (#9, 5-10) 111-102. Keflavik is placed at 4th position in Icelandic league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Keflavik will need more victories to improve their 10-5 record. Craion turned to be Keflavik's top player in his first season with the team. Oral Roberts University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Craion is in league's top in points (6th best: 22.6ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 13.5rpg) and averages solid 2.4bpg and 57.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Benjamin Smith (178-G-87) of league's second-best Thor Thorl. He is American guard in his first season at Thor Thorl. In the last game Smith recorded impressive 43 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. It was enough for Thor Thorl to edge the lower-ranked Stjarnan (#5, 9-6) by 5 points 105-100. This victory allowed Thor Thorl to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 11-4 record is not bad at all. Smith is a newcomer at Thor Thorl and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.6ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.6rpg and 5.7apg.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Jarrid Frye (194-G/F-85) of Stjarnan (#5). Frye got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds and four assists. Despite Frye's great performance Stjarnan lost 100-105 to the higher-ranked Thor Thorl (#2, 11-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Stjarnan needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 6 lost games. Frye has a very solid season. In 5 games in Iceland he scored 24.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sammy Zeglinski (182-PG-88) of Grindavik - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Jay Threatt (180-G-89) of Snaefell - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of KFI - 37 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Valur Valsson (182-PG-94) of Keflavik - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Tomas Tomasson (193-F-91) of Fjolnir - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nigel Moore (195-F/G-81) of Njardvik - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Eric Palm (188-G-87) of IR - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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WABA Championship: Iran tame Iraq for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Iraq 94:61

Iran stayed perfect at the home WABA Championship. The hosts held off Iraq for second straight victory in Tehran yesterday. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) stepped up with 15 points to lead Iran.
The hosts exploded with 31 points in the opening quarter and gained a 16-point lead. They kept Iraq at safe distance throughout the second quarter. Iran piled up a 55:32 halftime advantage. Iran stayed aggressive after the big break. They ensured a 76:49 lead heading into the fourth period. Iran gave little chance for Iraq in the final period and cruised to the victory at the end. Hamed Sohrabnejad (203-PF-83) delivered 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) chipped in 11 points for the winning team. Mohmed Salah answered with 17 points for Iraq. Sajjad Houssein produced 13 points in the loss.

Iran: Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 15, Hamed Sohrabnejad 13, Javad Davari 11
Iraq: Mohmed Salah 17, Sajjad Houssein 13



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  IRAQ   


WABA Championship: Iran tame Iraq for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Iraq 94:61

Iran stayed perfect at the home WABA Championship. The hosts held off Iraq for second straight victory in Tehran yesterday. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) stepped up with 15 points to lead Iran.
The hosts exploded with 31 points in the opening quarter and gained a 16-point lead. They kept Iraq at safe distance throughout the second quarter. Iran piled up a 55:32 halftime advantage. Iran stayed aggressive after the big break. They ensured a 76:49 lead heading into the fourth period. Iran gave little chance for Iraq in the final period and cruised to the victory at the end. Hamed Sohrabnejad (203-PF-83) delivered 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Javad Davari (185-G-83) chipped in 11 points for the winning team. Mohmed Salah answered with 17 points for Iraq. Sajjad Houssein produced 13 points in the loss.

Iran: Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 15, Hamed Sohrabnejad 13, Javad Davari 11
Iraq: Mohmed Salah 17, Sajjad Houssein 13



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UL Eagles 13-3 
 2. UCC Demons 11-4 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 11-5 
 4. DCU Saints 7-9 
 5. Ballon Inter 6-9 
 6. Killester 6-11 
 7. Moycullen 5-10 
 8. UCD Marian 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 7: DCU Saints - UCD Marian 65-66
Feb. 9: Killester - Moycullen
Feb. 9: UL Eagles - B.Gais Neptune
Feb. 9: UCD Marian - UCC Demons
Feb. 9: DCU Saints - Ballon Inter


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen23.5 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.22.1 
 3. Galvin, UCD Marian21.8 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles21.6 
 5. Walker, UCC Demons19.9 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles16.3 
 7. Glover, DCU Saints14.7 
 8. Coughlan, UCC D.13.6 
 9. O''Sullivan, UCC D.13.4 
 10. Summers, Killester13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.4 
 2. Walker, UCC Demons12.5 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.12.1 
 4. Sullivan, Moycullen11.4 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.4 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.6 
 7. Foley, UCD Marian7.8 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints7.4 
 9. Tummon, Moycullen7.2 
 10. Rudak, B.Gais N.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.0 
 2. Camps, Moycullen7.6 
 3. Coughlan, UCC D.4.7 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles4.7 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 6. Walsh, B.Gais N.3.9 
 7. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.2 
 8. Donnelly, DCU S.3.2 
 9. Anderson, DCU S.2.9 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Salvador CAMPS
  Moycullen
  (178-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Camps, Moycullen2.7 
 2. Taylor, UL Eagles2.5 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.4 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.2.2 
 5. Summers, Killester2.1 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.2.1 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.1.9 
 8. Kinevane, UL Eagl.1.8 
 9. Noonan, B.Gais N.1.8 
 10. Drumm, UCD Marian1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.9 
 2. Walker, UCC Demons2.4 
 3. Stapleton, B.Gais2.1 
 4. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.8 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.7 
 7. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. O''Brien, Killester0.9 
 9. Quigley, UL Eagles0.8 
 10. Cuffe, UCC Demons0.6 



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  ITALY   


Beko Final Eight, semifinals: Varese 81 Roma 71 - by Armando Caporaso

It's semifinals time! In the first match of the day the first team of the league Varese (15-3 the record) faces the Acea Roma. The Cimberio has eliminated, in the derby, the EA7 Milano while the Virtus defeated the other Lombard team, Cantu'. Supporters are mainly for Varese today here in the Mediolanum Forum and can rejoice for the victory of their team that will play tomorrow in the final! In the 81-71 final the MVP title of the game is shared by Dusan Sakota (209-SF-86, agency: Beo Basket) and Ere that with 44 total points led the team, thanks a great last quarter, to the win despite the bad evening of the guard Banks. For the Virtus not a good day for Lawal and Datome that closes with 11 points and 4/16 total but all Roma plays with lack of clarity closing with only 3 assist and 22 turnovers shooting really bad by 3 (3/21). Varese loses the fight at rebound 41-33 despite the foul problems in the last 10 minutes for the big men of Roma but shoots with a great 52% by 3 (13/25) thanks also the amazing day of Sakota.

The first ball of the match is for Varese and Dunston open the game with 2 points. The first point of Roma, after the triple of Banks, arrives only after 2 minutes thanks a free throw of Lawal. The Virtus starts the pressing (steal and points in counterattack for Jones) and the aggressivity of the Nigerian center causes the first foul of Dunston. Datome scores for the 6-0 partial but, after a pair of offensive rebounds and 2 triples (Ere-Polonara), Varese writes immediately +5. The first really bad news for coach Calvani is the second foul of Lawal after just 6 minutes. Varese tries to escape but wastes different occasions after the turnovers of Roma and loses, for the second foul, his American center. With the last possession De Nicolao scores by 3, Datome fails the last shot (1/7 for the MVP of the quarterfinal) and the quarter ends with the partial of 18-10.
In the first possessions of the second quarter Roma loses another ball, Polonara commits his second foul and his substitute Sakota scores 7 consecutive points for the max advantage, +10 at 13'. Also for the other center of Vitucci, Talts, arrives the second foul and Roma tries to comeback in the score thanks the points of Taylor and the energy of Czyz (third foul shortly after) and Lorant. Sakota stops the strip of the Virtus with another triple but Roma reacts with the first points of Goss (2+1) and a little of defensive pressing that procures 3 steals and the -4 thanks 2 point of the captain Datome. After the timeout, in the last minutes, Taylor reaches the double digit and the first half ends with the result of 35-32 for the Cimberio. Sakota, with 10 points in the second quarter and a perfect 4/4 is the top scorer of Varese, 10 points of Taylor for Roma (that has zero assist in 20 minutes without triples). For the most expected player, Datome, 7 points (3/10) and 6 rebounds with also his second error in the free throws during the competition (90/93 and 97% in 18 games this season).
After 3 total error for both the teams Taylor signs the first points of the second half and, after the basket of Dunston, with 5 consecutive points Goss leads for the first time Roma ahead. Ere answers next but another 5-0 (Taylor and Goss again by 3) allows Roma to reach the max advantage, +4 with little more than 5 minutes remaining. Sakota closes the partial with another bomb and Ere completes the overtaking helped by the defense of Dunston, that blocks the penetration of Goss, and the fourth triple of the ex Pesaro that forces the timeout of Calvani to stops the partial of 8-0. Taylor answers to the 2 points of Ere (arrived at 15) and, in the last 2 minutes, after the third foul (this in attack) for Green, Roma back forward with Jones (important is contribution under the board with 9 rebounds) and D'Ercole with Sakota that wrong his first shoot of the match for the 53-52 final. For now the big absent of the game is Banks, only 5 points and 2/9.
In the last quarter Goss and Ere continue to score but is still decisive Jones with an offensive rebounds (third captured) converted in 2 points for the 57-57 after 2 minutes. Goss forces the fourth foul of De Nicolao but in the same situation shortly after end also Lawal and Jones with Sakota that scores 5 consecutive points (with another triple) to take the +4 for Varese. Datome tries to respond but don't find the aim (still without 3 points shoots scored) and, after the usual alley-oop Goss for Lawal (out next for five fouls like is teammates Czyz and Jones) Roma is forced to try the comeback without men under the basket. After a series of free throws, the block of Dunston and the 3 points of Green Varese, at 37', is again with 8 points of advantage to manage. The hopes of Roma are all in the 2+1 of Taylor but Ere turn off the enthusiasm with the triple of his twenty-first point. Roma tries again with the all-out pressing that causes the fifth foul of Green but wastes the possibility to return at -5. In the last minute is free throws time, Varese does not commit important errors and, despite the last attempts of Goss and Taylor, closes the game with the blocks of Dunston and Rush reaching the Beko Final 8 final!

Cimberio Varese: Ere 23 pts, Sakota 21 pts (5/7 by 3), Green 11 pts + 8 ass, Dunston 9pts + 6 reb + 5 blk.

Acea Roma: Taylor 20 pts, Goss 19 pts, Jones 9 pts + 11 reb, Datome 11 pts + 8 reb.



Beko Final Eight, semifinals: Sassari 78 Siena 85 - by Armando Caporaso

Under the eyes of the players of Varese, waiting for the opponents for the imminent final, is the moment for the second semifinal with the challenge between Siena and Sassari that have eliminated respectively the two newly promoted Reggio Emilia and Brindisi. The game is balanced, Sassari reaches also 13 points of advantage but in the third quarter Siena reassemble in the score and in the last quarter punishes the Dinamo in the last minutes dragged by a great Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC), MVP of the game, to the victory for 85-78. For Sassari not enough the perfect performance of the ex Thornton with 29 points (10/19) not found unfortunately the same Drake Diener of the quarterfinal. The Dinamo shots with bad percentage by 3 (only 28%, usually his best offensive option) while Siena has 5 players in double digit and reaches the final without the usual apport of his playmaker: for Brown just 8 points (all in the first half) with a bad 3/13.

The first points of the game are for Drake Diener, MVP yesterday, while Siena loses two consecutive balls before the 4 points of Eze. After many errors the teams unlock the score with the baskets of Brown and Travis Diener while Eze continues to dominate the duel under the board with dunks and presence at rebound also helped by Sanikidze. With other 2 points, after an offensive rebounds, of the Nigerian center and the triple of Brown Siena has already 7 points of advantage immediately reduced by Thornton with 5 consecutive points for the -1 with 2 minutes remaining. Janning scores by 3 but Easley answers with a 2+1 played caused by the first foul of Eze (already 8 points and 3 rebounds) and the first quarter ends with the result of 18-16 for the Montepaschi with only 5 total fouls committed by the 2 teams.
The foul in attack of De Vecchi open the second partial where Sassari tries to take the reins of the game after some offensive errors of the Montepaschi but is Brown again to save Siena with the first points after approximately 2 minutes by the start. With 5 points in few seconds Sassari get the first advantage, 24-21 at 13', thanks a steal, shortly after a throw-in of Siena, trasformed in 3 points by Travis Diener. Sacchetti and Ress score by 3 and, after the tap-in of Kangur, Siena back forward with the second triple of Ress next canceled with 2 points, in penetration, of Travis Diener before the entry in the game of Hackett with the triple, immediately accompanied by 3 points also for Kangur and Ress (third triple) for the +7 of the men of Banchi at 18'. With the free throws of Travis Diener (10 points at the end) and Easley and the triple of Thornton (tenth point) the Dinamo shortens and enters in the last minute with only one point to recover. Sassari impacts and wastes two occasions with the last shoot to close the first half ahead (38-38). For Siena no player in double digit, 8 points for Eze and Brown and zero total free throws (only 9 fouls for Sassari, two for Ignerski).
In the second-last quarter Sassari starts good with 3 points of the Polish forward and the 5 consecutive points of Thornton and, despite a good Eze for Siena with 3 points, commands the game with 7 points of advantage thanks also the dunk of Easley served by Travis Diener with his fifth assist (also a block for the playmaker on Hackett). With 6 points of Drake Diener Sassari is +11 at 26' and Thornton, with two free throws, can further increase the advantage for the Dinamo that also increases the defensive intensity forcing bad shoots for Siena almost always at the edge of the siren. Easley commits his third foul and Kangur shortens the distance with the triple for the -10. In the last minute Hackett and again the Estonian forward score from the free throws line and, after a tecnical foul for the bench of Sassari, Moss back his team on 56-53 with only 3 points to recover after a disadvantage of 13 points few minutes before. 17 points until now for Thornton, the ex of the match, also today decisive like 24 hours ago.
Own the American player of coach Sacchetti open the last quarter of the day with 3 points (2+1) and, after the points of Janning and Hackett, Easley captures and converts in 2 points an important offensive rebound that keep out the Montepaschi helped by the triple number 4 of the usual Thornton. Janning, with the triple at the end of the action, writes -3 and, after a turnover of the Dinamo, Hackett dunk and scores the additional free throw for the temporary draw. Thornton with another 2 triples (in the middle one of Moss) allows Sassari to stay ahead before the overtaking built by the trio Janning-Hackett-Moss (the Italian became top scorer of Siena) all without Brown and Eze (the two best scorer of the first half for the Montepaschi) on the court. Easley answers with the dunk but Siena plays well and Moss scores the new +4 with 2 minutes remaining on the clock. Sassari wastes and Kangur and Hackett lead Siena on +9 with only 40 seconds bringing the Montepaschi in final, once again.

Banco Sardegna Sassari: Thornton 29 pts, Easley 13 pts + 8 reb, Travis Diener 12 pts + 9 ass, Drake Diener 9 pts + 7 reb + 4 ass.

Montepaschi Siena: Hackett 19 pts, Moss 13 pts, Kangur 11 pts + 7 reb, Eze 11 pts, Janning 10 pts + 5 ass.



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 24-5 
 2. Toyota Alvark 23-7 
 3. Panasonic T. 18-12 
 4. Toshiba BT 18-12 
 5. Hitachi SR 16-14 
 6. Tochigi Brex 9-21 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 8-22 
 8. Hokkaido L. 3-26 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 9: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 93-87
Feb. 9: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 89-60
Feb. 8: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD 86-84
Feb. 9: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 86-65
Feb. 8: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 79-81
Feb. 9: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 65-76
Feb. 8: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR 65-51
Feb. 10: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L.


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba22.3 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.3 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.7 
 5. Smith, Hitachi SR16.4 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.2 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.9 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.13.6 
 9. Rolle, Mitsubis.13.5 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba12.6 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.4 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.1 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.4 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.6 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR8.3 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota7.5 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.0 
 9. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido6.3 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.3 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi3.8 
 3. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.4 
 4. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.3 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.1 
 6. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.1 
 7. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.0 
 8. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.7 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.7 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.1.9 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.7 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.5 
 4. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.3 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 7. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.2 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR1.1 
 10. Fazekas, Toshiba1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.2 
 3. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.1 
 4. Fazekas, Toshiba1.0 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.0 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.8 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.0.7 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR0.7 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.0.6 



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  JORDAN   


WABA Championship: Lebanon roll past Jordan for second win - by Eurobasket News

Lebanon - Jordan 98:89

Lebanon clinched the second straight win at the WABA Championship in Tehran. They rallied past Jordan to seal their appearance at the 27th Fiba Asia Championship. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) stepped up with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the winners. Jordan fell at 0-2 record after the defeat. Lebanon will now take on hosting Iran for the title.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Lebanon and Jordan were tied at 16 after ten minutes. Lebanon pulled in front early in the second period but Jordan bounced back pretty quickly. Jordan spurred ahead and posted a 37:35 halftime lead. The advantage changed hands throughout the third term. Lebanon came out on top posting a 64:61 advantage into the fourth quarter. They quickly stretched it to double digits in the final term. Jordan fought hard but Lebanon kept them at bay and secured a crucial win at the end. Jean Abdel Nour (198-G/F-83) posted 20 points and 13 boards, while Mazen Mneimneh (192-G-86) contributed 16 points for the winners. Wesam Al-Sous (183-PG-83) answered with 23 points for Jordan. Mohammad Shaher (210-C-90) chipped in 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 30+12 boards, Jean Abdel Nour 20+13 boards, Mazen Mneimneh 16
Jordan: Wesam Al-Sous 23, Mohammad Shaher 22+10 boards



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Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. BC Astana 16-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 8-4 
 3. Kaspiy Aktau 5-6 
 4. Tobol 5-11 
 5. BK Almaty 4-12 
 6. BK Kapshagay 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 9: Kaspiy Aktau - BK Kapshagay 85-82
Feb. 4: Barsy Atyrau - BK Almaty 79-63
Feb. 7: BC Astana - Tobol 71-70
Feb. 6: BC Astana - Tobol 114-80
Feb. 5: Barsy Atyrau - BK Almaty 108-60
Feb. 10: Kaspiy Aktau - BK Kapshagay



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Barons kvartals 14-7 
 2. Valmiera 13-8 
 3. Jekabpils 13-9 
 4. Ventspils 11-1 
 5. VEF Riga 10-1 
 6. Jelgava 10-10 
 7. Jurmala 9-12 
 8. LU 8-14 
 9. Liepaja 8-15 
 10. Turiba 7-15 
 11. U18 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 9: Jekabpils - Liepaja 88-95
Feb. 10: LU - Turiba
Feb. 13: Barons kvartals - Valmiera
Feb. 13: LU - Jurmala


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.19.6 
 2. Peiners, LU19.5 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils16.6 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils16.4 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera15.5 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils14.3 
 7. Apsitis, Turiba14.1 
 8. Brown, Jurmala14.1 
 9. Ozols, Jurmala13.9 
 10. Rudmiezis, Turiba13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.0 
 2. Dargais, LU8.3 
 3. Butjankovs, Valmi.8.2 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.2 
 5. Mednis, Jurmala7.6 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava7.5 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.2 
 8. Gulbis, Barons k.6.3 
 9. Ziedins, Valmiera6.2 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Jekabpils
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.3 
 2. Gabrans, Valmiera4.2 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.9 
 4. Sims, Ventspils3.8 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons3.5 
 6. Metra, Barons k.3.5 
 7. Miezis, Barons k.3.2 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 9. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.1 
 10. Plavnieks, U183.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Jurmala
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Brown, Jurmala1.8 
 2. Peiners, LU1.8 
 3. Miezis, Barons k.1.7 
 4. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 5. Jakovics, Liepaja1.7 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.6 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.5 
 9. Sims, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Virsis, Jekabpils1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils1.3 
 3. Ziedins, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.0 
 5. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 7. Leiteris, Liepaja0.7 
 8. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.7 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala0.7 
 10. Chamberlain, Jelg.0.6 



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

Standings

Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Lanus 2-1 
 2. Osos 2-1 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 4. Estrellas Or. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Brasilia 2-0 
 2. Flamengo 1-1 
 3. Fuerza Regia 1-1 
 4. Estrellas 0-2 
Group C
 1. Arecibo 0-0 
 2. Mavort 0-0 
 3. Pioneros 0-0 
 4. S.Jose/Unimed 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 9: Brasilia - Estrellas Oc. 91-80
Feb. 9: Fuerza Regia - Flamengo 59-109

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 10: Fuerza Regia - Brasilia
Feb. 10: Estrellas - Flamengo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 23
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.23.0 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo23.0 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.22.7 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.19.0 
 5. Benite, Flamengo18.0 
 6. Pedroza, Osos17.7 
 7. Allen, Osos17.3 
 8. Gainous, Osos16.7 
 9. Turley, Osos15.3 
 10. Little, Fuerza Re.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.0 
 2. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.0 
 3. Battle, Lanus7.7 
 4. Colmenares, Estrel.7.5 
 5. Rogers, Estrella.7.5 
 6. Turley, Osos7.3 
 7. Araujo, Pinheiro.7.0 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.0 
 9. Truscott, Estrella.7.0 
 10. Gainous, Osos6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Osos
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Allen, Osos8.7 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.6.3 
 4. Laprovittola, Lanus5.7 
 5. Monreal, Fuerza R.4.5 
 6. Herrera, Estrella.4.0 
 7. West, Fuerza Regia4.0 
 8. Stallworth, Pinhei.4.0 
 9. Guillent, Estrella.3.5 
 10. Ribeiro, Brasilia3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.3.5 
 2. Allen, Osos2.3 
 3. Truscott, Estrella.2.0 
 4. Torres, Flamengo2.0 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.2.0 
 6. Little, Fuerza Reg.2.0 
 7. Mensah, Flamengo2.0 
 8. Stallworth, Pinhei.2.0 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.5 
 10. Centeno, Estrella.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Rogers, Estrella.1.5 
 3. Dias, Pinheiros/Sky1.0 
 4. McFarlan, Lanus1.0 
 5. Cuen, Osos0.7 
 6. Umbria, Estrellas0.7 
 7. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.7 
 8. Perez, Osos0.7 
 9. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 10. Bonilla, Fuerza R.0.5 


Day 1 in Barquisimeto - by Eurobasket News

Estrellas Oc. - Fuerza Regia 85-101
Fuerza Regia claimed the opening win at the Liga Americas tournament. They knocked down Estrellas Occidentales in Group B opener. Alonso Izaguirre (200-F-76) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners. Fuerza Regia stormed into this one. The Mexican team exploded with 35 points in the first quarter to gain a 24-point lead. Estrellas Occidentales made necessary defensive arrangements to slow their opponents down in the next period. The Venezuelan team held Fuerza Regia to 12 points in the period and cut the deficit at 13-point mark at halftime 34:47. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Fuerza Regia remained in front 71:58 at the final break. Fuerza Regia dropped 30 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Mario West (195-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) posted 22 points, while Emmanuel Little added 16 points for the winners. Juan Herrera (197-F-81) answered with 17 points for Estrellas. Alejandro Barrios, Jesus Centeno and Louis Truscott chipped in 12 points apiece in the loss.

Flamengo - Brasilia 79-91
Uniceub/BRB clinched the opening win at the Liga Americas tournament. They held off their Brazilian archrivals Flamengo for the first win in Group B. Arthur Silva (198-G/F-82) posted 22 points to pace the winners. Uniceub/BRB started the game on a high note. They dropped 26 points in the first quarter to ensure an 8-point lead. Flamengo cut the deficit to 6 points at the interval 42:48. Uniceub/BRB picked up the defensive aggressiveness in the third term. They held Flamengo to 14 points in the period to claim a 14-point lead into the final term. Flamengo fired 23 points in the fourth period but could not deny the deficit at the end. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) netted 19 points, while Guilherme Giovannoni added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Caio Silveira (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points for Flamengo. Vitor Benite had 16 points in the loss.



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Best players of Lithuanian NKL round 29 - by Eurobasket News

Martynas Linkevicius (197-F-85) had a great game in the last round for Triobet and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 29.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Zanavykas (18-11) 94-82. Triobet is placed at 5th position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Triobet will need more victories to improve their 18-11 record. In the team's last game Linkevicius had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Triobet and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Linkevicius has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.4rpg) and averages solid 52.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old forward Audrius Mineikis (201-F-77) of Suduva-Mantinga. Mineikis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead Suduva-Mantinga to another comfortable win 80-65 over the lower-ranked Birstono (#13, 12-17) being unquestionably team leader. Suduva-Mantinga's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 19-10 record is not bad at all. Mineikis is a newcomer at Suduva-Mantinga 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 Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) of top-ranked Mazeikiai. Giedraitis got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He was a key player of Mazeikiai, leading his team to a 87-73 easy win against #4 ranked Suduva-Mantinga in a game of the week. Mazeikiai confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 23 victories and 6 lost games. Giedraitis has a great season in Lithuania. After 29 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.9ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Evaldas Saulys (193-G-93) of Silute - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-PG-91) of Statyba - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) of Zanavykas - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Martynas Linkevicius (197-F-85) of Triobet - 23 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) of Zanavykas - 25 points and 9 rebounds
9. Tadas Sebeziovas (183-G-85) of Triobet - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Evaldas Baniulis (201-F-87) of S.Marciulionio - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  LUXEMBOURG   

Standings

Diekirch Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Sparta 15-4 
 2. Amicale 14-6 
 3. Etzella 12-8 
 4. Residence 11-8 
 5. T71 11-9 
 6. Musel Pikes 11-9 
Places 7-10
 1. Soleuvre 8-11 
 2. Contern 7-12 
 3. Basket Esch 7-12 
 4. Black Star 1-18 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 2

Feb. 8: T71 - Etzella 86-68
Feb. 8: Sparta - Musel Pikes 66-73
Feb. 8: Residence - Amicale 104-98 OT

Second Stage: Round 3

Feb. 16: Etzella - Amicale
Feb. 16: Musel Pikes - Residence
Feb. 16: T71 - Sparta


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Mychal GREEN
  Soleuvre
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Green, Soleuvre26.2 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.25.0 
 3. Schumacher, T7125.0 
 4. Kennedy, Residence24.4 
 5. Bryant, Black Star23.8 
 6. Frazier, Contern21.3 
 7. Ulin, Sparta21.3 
 8. Simpson, Etzella20.6 
 9. Smith, Sparta20.0 
 10. Sharry, T7118.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Simpson, Etzella13.9 
 2. Powell, Contern13.4 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.11.3 
 4. Gary, Musel Pikes11.2 
 5. Sharry, T7111.2 
 6. Frazier, Contern10.1 
 7. Kennedy, Residence9.9 
 8. Wurtz, Musel Pikes9.9 
 9. Scott, Residence9.8 
 10. Smith, Sparta9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (181-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Ulin, Sparta5.6 
 2. Schumacher, T714.6 
 3. Bryant, Black Star4.5 
 4. Green, Soleuvre4.2 
 5. Schwartz, Musel P.3.8 
 6. Schartz, Amicale3.8 
 7. Scott, Residence3.7 
 8. Biever, Basket Es.3.6 
 9. Koster, Residence3.4 
 10. Smith, Sparta3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jones, Contern2.6 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.2.4 
 3. Kennedy, Residence2.3 
 4. Simpson, Etzella1.8 
 5. Schumacher, T711.8 
 6. Green, Soleuvre1.8 
 7. Delgado, Etzella1.7 
 8. Bryant, Black Star1.7 
 9. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 10. Koster, Residence1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes1.0 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.0.9 
 3. Simpson, Etzella0.9 
 4. Powell, Contern0.9 
 5. Hoffmann, Sparta0.8 
 6. Sharry, T710.8 
 7. Frazier, Contern0.8 
 8. Fisher, Amicale0.8 
 9. Golson, Amicale0.6 
 10. Hublart, Sparta0.5 


Diekirch League Round 2: Musel Pikes defeat leader Sparta - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in Diekirch League. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Sparta (15-4) in Bertrange on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Musel Pikes (11-9) 73-66. Musel Pikes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with T71. Sparta lost third consecutive game. Defending champion still keeps top position with four games lost. Musel Pikes is looking forward to face higher ranked Residence (#4) in Bereldange in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sparta will play on the road against T71 in Dudelange and is hoping to win this game.

The most impressive performance of 2nd round was 38 points (!!!) and 8 assists by Tom Schumacher of T71.


Group Places 1-6
Residence - Amicale 104-98 OT

Residence held off Amicale in overtime. The victory propelled Residence at 11-8 record in the standings. Dustin Scott provided 33 points, 11 boards and 8 assists to pace the winners. Marcus Kennedy added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winning team. R.Golson answered with 33 points and 8 rebounds for Etzella as they slipped at 12-8 record.
Top scorers:
Residence: D.Scott 33+11reb+8ast, M.Kennedy 21+10reb+5ast, P.Koster 16+4reb+5ast, Y.Fasbender 14+4reb+3ast, M.Schmit 12+5reb, T.Abdiu 8+3reb+1ast
Amicale: R.Golson 33+8reb+1ast, S.Picard 22+8reb+3ast, L.Fisher 16+6reb, E.Jeitz 13+2reb+1ast, C.Schartz 9+4reb+5ast, S.Ney 4+1ast
gschID: 231686


T71 - Etzella 86-68

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked T71 (11-9) beat 3rd ranked Etzella (12-8) in Dudelange 86-68 on Friday. The game without a history. T71 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. T71 outrebounded Etzella 40-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. International point guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) orchestrated the victory by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American swingman Denell Stephens (190-86, college: Slippery Rock) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) replied with 18 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Anthony Simpson (203-87, college: Kent St.) added 11 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Etzella. Four Etzella players scored in double figures. T71 have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 11-9 record, which they share with Musel Pikes. Etzella lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third place with eight games lost. T71 will face league's leader Sparta in Bertrange in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Etzella will play at home against the league's second-placed Amicale in Steinsel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
T71: T.Schumacher 38+4reb+8ast, D.Stephens 22+9reb+1ast, R.Sharry 14+18reb, G.Ruffato 8+4reb+6ast, C.Laures 2+3reb, D.Controguerra 2+2reb+3ast
Etzella: C.Tomko 18+4reb+4ast, N.Delgado 16+4reb+3ast, A.Simpson 11+10reb+5ast, J.Delgado 11+5reb, T.Giver 6, S.Ferreira 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 231684


Sparta - Musel Pikes 66-73

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Sparta (15-4) in Bertrange on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Musel Pikes (11-9) 73-66. Musel Pikes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with T71. Sparta lost third consecutive game. Defending champion still keeps top position with four games lost. Musel Pikes is looking forward to face higher ranked Residence (#4) in Bereldange in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sparta will play on the road against T71 in Dudelange and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 231685



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Standings

Powerade League Standings
 1. Athleta 6-1 
 2. Floriana 5-2 
 3. Siggiewi 4-4 
 4. Bupa 3-4 
 5. Depiro 3-4 
 6. Loyola 1-6 


Eurobasket.com Honors Loyola's Dominic Mazzocchi Player of the Week Feb 3, 2013 - by Steve Dolan

Stats Provided By C. Schembri

Eurobasket.com Honors Tata Motors Loyola's Dominic Mazzocchi with Player of the Week Honors. Mazzocchi had a game that many players dream of and helped Tata Motors Loyola capture their first victory of the season with the win against Luxol. Mazzocchi looked like a one man show on a mission; Mazzocchi finished with 47pts, 15rebs, 2ast, 3stls FG: 10/19 3PT: 6/10 FT: 9/12 in the 79-69 victory for Tata Motors Loyola over Luxol. Mazzocchi joined Tata Motors Loyola at the January Deadline for transfers in Malta and has not disappointed anyone since joining the club on an individual performance basis. Mazzocchi in his first 3 games with Tata Motors Loyola is avg 31.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 2.0spg,1.7spg.





You Shop We Ship Honors Depiro's Roderick Vella with January Player of the Month - by Steve Dolan

Stats Provided By C.Schembri

You Shop We Ship Honors Depiro's Roderick Vella (180-PG-85) with January Player of the Month. Vella had his best overall month of the season in January while leading his club to the Louis Borg Cup Championship, the first cup title in over a decade for Depiro. In January Vella and Depiro played in 6 games and Vella posted 17.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.5apg, 2.7spg. Vella really stepped up in the Louis Borg Cup Championship when Athleta focused on stopping what many think is the Player of the Year in Malta Depiro's Shawn Morgan as they was successful in slowing Morgan down but Vella maid them pay for it while avg 23pts, 4ast 4rebs in the Finals that seen Depiro sweep Athleta 2-0 in the series for the cup championship. Vella is currently avg 12.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.9apg, 2.8spg on the season for Depiro. Vella will need to continue to step up big down the stretch to give Depiro a chance to win the League Championship in 2013.





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  MEXICO   


Liga Americas: Fuerza Regia edge Estrellas Occidentales in Barquisimeto - by Eurobasket News

Estrellas Occidentales - Fuerza Regia 85:101

Fuerza Regia claimed the opening win at the Liga Americas tournament. They knocked down Estrellas Occidentales in Group B opener. Alonso Izaguirre (200-F-76) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners.
Fuerza Regia stormed into this one. The Mexican team exploded with 35 points in the first quarter to gain a 24-point lead. Estrellas Occidentales made necessary defensive arrangements to slow their opponents down in the next period. The Venezuelan team held Fuerza Regia to 12 points in the period and cut the deficit at 13-point mark at halftime 34:47. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Fuerza Regia remained in front 71:58 at the final break. Fuerza Regia dropped 30 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Mario West (195-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) posted 22 points, while Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota) added 16 points for the winners. Juan Herrera (197-F-81) answered with 17 points for Estrellas. Alejandro Barrios (204-C-79), Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) and Louis Truscott (203-F-78, college: Houston) chipped in 12 points apiece in the loss.

Estrellas Occidentales: Juan Herrera 17, Alejandro Barrios 12, Jesus Centeno 12, Louis Truscott 12
Fuerza Regia: Alonso Izaguirre 23, Mario West 22, Emmanuel Little 16



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  MONTENEGRO   


Cup of Montenegro: A miracle happened- Buducnost DID NOT win it! - by Darko Pekic

A miracle happened tonight in Montenegro. The powerhouse from Podgorica, Buducnost, the only club that won trophies in all Montenegrin competition since the independence of the small Adriatic country in 2006, lost in the Finals against Sutjeska in Tivat- 64:55 (20:16, 11:20, 12:12, 21:7). Actually, the title of this article should have been different and all the credits go to Sutjeska and its young coach Dusan Dubljevic , but as nobody so far was able to win any trophy in this league besides Buducnost, this makes this achievement even bigger and all 12 Sutjeska's players along with the coaching staff and board members will enter in the history books of Montenegrin basketball.

There is not much to say about the game. It was a hard fought game with good defense and manz mistakes on both sides. Buducnost had a lead after the halftime but it was not a big lead and Sutjeska somehow made it to stay in the game and not let the most experienced team close the game early. After 34 minutes of game Buducnost had +5 but at that moment Sutjeska decided to stop all their attacks and started a run. Buducnost was unable to score and its players became nervous which made Sutjeska's job even easier in the final minutes of the game. Marko Calic (195-G/F-86) was the leading scorer in Sutjeska with 21 points + 11 rebounds. He was assisted by Darko Vujacic (199-G-79) and Nikola Zizic (195-G-94). They scored 13 points each. In Buducnost nobody shined and the only two players that scored in double digits were Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) (16 points) and Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) (13 points)

Nikola Zizic was the best scorer of the Tournament with 38 points in two games while the MVP was his teammate Marko Calic.



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. New York K. 32-16 
 2. Brooklyn N. 29-21 
 3. Boston C. 26-23 
 4. Philadelph.76 22-27 
 5. Toronto R. 18-32 
Central Div.
 1. Indiana P. 31-20 
 2. Chicago B. 30-20 
 3. Milwaukee B. 25-24 
 4. Detroit P. 20-32 
 5. Cleveland C. 16-35 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 33-14 
 2. Atlanta H. 27-22 
 3. Washington W. 14-35 
 4. Orlando M. 14-36 
 5. Charlotte B. 11-39 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 38-12 
 2. Denver N. 33-18 
 3. Utah Jazz 28-24 
 4. Portland TB 25-25 
 5. Minnesota T. 18-29 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 35-17 
 2. Golden St.W. 30-21 
 3. LA Lakers 24-27 
 4. Sacramento K. 18-33 
 5. Phoenix Suns 17-34 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 39-12 
 2. Memphis G. 31-18 
 3. Houston R. 28-24